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Koos Jansen - Bullion Star
Did The Dutch Central Bank Lie About Its Gold Bar List?
Head of the Financial Markets Division of the Dutch central bank, Aerdt Houben, stated in an interview for newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad published in October 2016 that releasing a bar list of the Dutch official gold reserves “would cost hundreds of thousands of euros”. In this post we’ll expose this is virtually impossible – the costs to publish the bar list should be close to zero – and speculate about the far reaching implications of this falsehood.  Recap This story started a couple of ye
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co. - The Real Asset Co
  The London Gold Market: What’s behind the smoke and mirrors? 
In our last two major research pieces we have been looking at the working parts of the gold market and where the heart of it lies. We’re trying to help investors understand where gold prices are really set. Today we take a look at the London gold market, an older and arguably larger market than COMEX. A couple of weeks ago we explained how we had ‘found that the COMEX was still the beating heart of the gold market.’ Since this research piece, Bron Sucheki, whose work featured in our last piece,
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold’s future confiscation is a growing reality, as currency confidence slides! - Part 2
This article is from previous articles featured in the Gold Forecasterweekly issues. [Subscribe:www.GoldForecaster.com]The subject of gold’s confiscation has come onto our screens again, but this time, being described as a “Myth” in the future. This thought comes from Canada, a favorite place for U.S. citizens to store their gold in the hopes that it will be outside the reach of the U.S. Federal Reserve. We respond to the article that described it as a myth, because we are firmly of the opinion
Friday, June 30, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
Are the World’s Billionaire Investors Actually Buying Gold?
Infographic website Visual Capitalist recently published an eye-catching infographic on behalf of Sprott Physical Bullion Trusts which featured 4 well-known billionaire investors and their supposed investments in gold. The infographic is titled “Why the World’s Billionaire Investors Buy Precious Metals” and can be seen here. The 4 investors profiled in the infographic are: Jacob Rothschild (Lord), chairman of London-based investment trust RIT Capital Partners Plc David Einhorn, president of Man
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
The fog around gold really isn't so obsolete at all
"One Nation Under Gold" author James Ledbetter writes in the Los Angeles Times today that the wealthier people are, the less likely they are to own gold, and that gold is best regarded as an investment by people who can't afford it. Ledbetter observes that Americans still own a lot of gold even as nobody is sure how much. Indeed, his essay is most interesting for acknowledging the fog that continues to surround gold. Ledbetter writes: "While we may think that we live in a more accountable era,
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
New Gold Pool at the BIS Switzerland: A Who's Who of Central Bankers
“In the Governor’s absence I attended the meeting in Zijlstra’s room in the BIS on the afternoon of Monday, 10th December to continue discussions about a possible gold pool. Emminger, de la Geniere
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Charleston Voice
  Fort Knox Looted of 7,000 Tons of Gold in 1973-1974 says 1981 Article! 
This imaged article from 1981 and excerpted commentary below it will set the landscape for the scandal that is just now unraveling before the world. To date, we have not been able to uncover any official refutations, disclaimers or denials from the USG or Federal Reserve. for larger view: http://www.knology.net/~bilrum/811215_FtKnoxGold_globe.jpg To read - Enlarge Image Dr. Peter David Beter - Audio Letter No. 70. "AUDIO LETTER(R)" is a registered trademark of Audio Books, Inc., a Texas c
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
New Gold Pool at the BIS Basle: Part 2 – Pool vs Gold for Oil
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. The series focuses on collusive discussions and meetings that took place between the world’s most powerful central bankers in late 1979 and 1980 in an attempt to launch a central bank Gold Pool cartel to manipulate and control the free market price of gold. The meetings centered around the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basle, Switzerland. Part 2 takes up where Part 1 left off, and begins by looking at developments in the BIS Gold Pool discussion
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Central banks kept conspiring against gold long after it left the financial ...
The documents from the Bank of England's archive published today by gold researcher Ronan Manly -- https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/ronan-manly/new-gold-pool-at-the-bis-b... -- showing an attempt by central bankers in 1979 to create a second "gold pool" to control the price of the monetary metal, may be most important because, while they are 37 years old, they show the central bankers conspiring against the monetary metal long after it was officially removed from the international financial sys
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
New Gold Pool at the BIS Basle, Switzerland: Part 1
“In the Governor’s absence I attended the meeting in Zijlstra’s room in the BIS on the afternoon of Monday, 10th December to continue discussions about a possible gold pool. Emminger, de la Geniere, de Strycker, Leutwiler, Larre and Pohl were present.”      13 December 1979 – Kit McMahon to Gordon Richardson, Bank of England Introduction A central bank Gold Pool which many people will be familiar with operated in the gold market between November 1961 and March 1968. That Gold Pool was known as t
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
History of Gold – Interesting Facts and Changes Over 50 Years
History of Gold – How the gold industry has changed over 50 years Thomson Reuters GFMS have compiled an interesting high level history of the gold industry in the last fifty years. Topics covered and interesting historical facts to note include: – Gold market size – Gold mine production “peaked in 2015” – South African production collapse from 1,000 tonnes – South African gold was flown to London and Zurich and an airliner had its own designated landing areas at Heathrow where gold moved direct
Friday, May 12, 2017
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
  Cecil Rhodes and the Dream of a New World Order Presided Over by an Anglo-American Establishment
"The Rhodes Scholarships, established by the terms of Cecil Rhodes's seventh will, are known to everyone. What is not so widely known is that Rhodes in five previous wills left his fortune to form a secret society, which was to devote itself to the preservation and expansion of the British Empire. And what does not seem to be known to anyone is that this secret society was created by Rhodes and his principal trustee, Lord Milner, and continues to exist to this day. To be sure, this secret soci
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
Sweden’s Gold Reserves: 10,000 gold bars shrouded in Official Secrecy
In early February 2017 while preparing for a presentation in Gothenburg about central bank gold, I emailed Sweden’s central bank, the Riksbank,  enquiring whether the bank physically audits Sweden’s gold and whether it provide me with a gold bar weight list of Sweden’s gold reserves (gold bar holdings). The Swedish official gold reserves are significant and amount to 125.7 tonnes, making the Swedish nation the world’s 28th largest official gold holder. Before looking at the questions put to the
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Ronan Manly: Sweden conceals the status of its gold reserves
Gold researcher Ronan Manly reports today that Sweden's central bank claims to make physical inspections of its gold reserve, much of which is held outside the country, but refuses to disclose a list of its gold bars with their weights, even as the central bank acknowledges that it holds gold in part for intervening in the foreign exchange markets. Manly concludes that the bar list is being withheld because some of Sweden's gold is impaired by loans or swaps and full transparency would expose in
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Chris Martenson
Where There’s Smoke...
Many questions surround the elevated financial asset prices we are faced with today. I'm talking not just about the sky-high prices of stocks and bonds, but also of the trillions of dollars’ worth of derivatives that are linked to them.  All are intricately linked together. For instance, stocks are elevated, in part, because bond yields are so low.  Here are several of the nature questions most investors are asking: Question #1: When will financial assets ever ‘correct’ and fall in price? Quest
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
Death Spiral for the LBMA Gold and Silver auctions?
In a bizarre series of events that have had limited coverage but which are sure to have far-reaching consequences for benchmark pricing in the precious metals markets, the LBMA Gold Price and LBMA Silver Price auctions both experienced embarrassing trading glitches over consecutive trading days on Monday 10 April and Tuesday 11 April. At the outset, its worth remembering that both of these London-based benchmarks are Regulated Benchmarks, regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Friday, April 14, 2017
BullionStar - Bullion Star
What sets the Gold Price – Is it the Paper Market or Physical Market?
The following article is arranged in Question and Answer (Q & A) format. Through the Q & A approach, this article raises some important issues about price discovery in the gold markets and aims to explain the view that the gold price is being set by the paper gold markets. BullionStar’s CEO Torgny Persson and precious metals analyst Ronan Manly are of the opinion that due to the structure of contemporary gold markets, it is primarily trading activity in the paper gold markets which sets the inte
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
House committee approves bill to increase scrutiny of Fed
WASHINGTON -- A Republican-controlled committee of lawmakers approved a bill on Tuesday to allow a congressional audit of Federal Reserve monetary policy, a proposal Fed policymakers have opposed and which faces an uncertain path to final approval. Democrats uniformly spoke against the proposal during a meeting of the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, suggesting the bill would face stronger resistance than in the past. ... The next step for the bill would be
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
EU Ponders Opening Its Brexit Strategy Book, Asks UK to Do the Same
Here’s a negotiating strategy I am quite certain Donald Trump would never consider: EU looks at revealing negotiating positions for Brexit. Brussels is considering publishing its main negotiating positions in Brexit talks, adopting a policy of full transparency that may wrongfoot the more secretive British side. “The unity of the 27 will be stronger when based on full transparency and public debate,” Mr. Barnier said in a comment piece for the Financial Times. “We have nothing to hide.” Theresa
Monday, March 27, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
Mexico’s Earmarked Gold Bars at the Bank of England vaults
Guillermo Barba, the Mexican financial and economic journalist, has recently published an article on his website confirming that through an information request that he had made to Mexico’s central bank, Banco de México (Banxico), the central bank has now released what amounts to a relatively comprehensive list of Mexico’s gold bars held in storage at the Bank of England gold vaults in London. Mexico’s list is an inventory of wholesale market gold bars that Banixco owns and stores in custody at t
Monday, March 13, 2017
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