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Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold, Banks, & Interest Rates
Graceland Updates By Stewart Thomson1.In many countries, inflation is beginning to creep higher.Please click here now.That’s the Australia CPI (Consumer Price Index), courtesy of Trading Economics.The next report will be released today.Note the recent jump in prices.It comes as the Western economic recovery enters a more mature stage.2.Inflationary pressures normally tend to appear after a period of strong growth.When central banks raise interest rates to combat that inflation, a strong economy
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Clive Maund
Gold Market Update
In the context of the magnitude of the rally from the December lows that preceded it, gold’s reaction from its March highs, see 1-year chart below, seems like a reasonable correction, although there have been some factors indicating that this is not a normal healthy reaction, such as the high downside volume, particularly in stocks. In the context of the magnitude of the rally from the December lows that preceded it, gold’s reaction from its March highs, see 1-year chart below, seems like a re
Monday, April 21, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Of Kings and Gold. Has China Cornered the Gold Market?
Alasdair Macleod talks about the evidence that China has amassed over 13,000 tonnes of gold, exceeding U.S. Treasury claims, and as such may have cornered the gold market. Listen to the interview with Jay Taylor on VoiceAmerica.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The Bank of England, 1844-1913
In 1844, there was a new regulation of the Bank of England called the Bank Charter Act of 1844, also known as Peel's Act. Read Wikipedia on the Bank Charter Act of 1844 This officially made the Bank of England the sole issuer of banknotes in England, although it was functionally the sole issuer before then. It also split the Bank into two Departments: an Issue Department, wholly responsible for banknotes, and a Banking Department, which was not involved in
Monday, April 21, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Foreign Exchange Rates 1913-1941 #3: The Brief Rebuilding of the World Gold Standard System
Today, we continue our investigation of currency history in the 1914-1941 period. April 6, 2014: Foreign Exchange Rates 1913-1941 #2: The Currency Upheavals of the Interwar Period March 30, 2014: Foreign Exchange Rates 1913-1941: Just Looking At the Data Colombia: As befits a Latin American country within the U.S. sphere of influence, Colombia's history mirrors that of the U.S. dollar.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Counting Blessings and Tender Mercies
The markets were quiet today, for a stock option expiration ahead of a three day weekend. Next Thursday there will be an option expiration on the Comex for precious metals on Thursday the 24th. I would expect it to be relatively quite since May is not a major contract month. There were more deliveries on the April contract declared, but almost no activity in the Comex warehouses. Every person must have a purpose that takes them outside of themselves.  And so I thank God for the opportunity
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Unspinning the Spin
“Former Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary, Paul Craig Roberts, speculates that the U.S. Government has recruited its satellite countries, like Belgium, to compensate for the ‘tapering’ being done with purchases of U.S. Treasuries by the Federal Reserve.”“U.S. recruits satellites to compensate for Fed’s ‘tapering’ Roberts tells KWN,”, 04/16/2014Indeed, “Tiny” Belgium is now the holder of the third largest Hoard of U.S. Treasuries. Fancy that!It appears the Fed’s “Tapering” is being at le
Friday, April 18, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Market Report: Economies stalling
It wasn't meant to be like this: six years of global money-printing should have guaranteed economic recovery. Until very recently, there was hope that finally the medicine was having some effect; but in the last few weeks investors have become noticeably more cautious. Is it Ukraine, or is it the slow-down in China? Whatever the story the truth is revealed in the chart of recent US bond prices shown below. The Long Bond yield is leading the way downwards, having broken below the 3.5% level, and
Friday, April 18, 2014
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
Gold is the world’s only ultimate asset 
Stewart Thomson is the president of Graceland Investment Management Ltd. and owner of GU Trader, which is a gold futures/ETF trading service. High net worth individuals around the world follow his newsletter Graceland Updates on a daily basis, which features his technical analysis of gold and precious metals, energy and more (see: He developed the “PGEN”, which is a unique capital allocation program. It is designed to allow investors of any size to mimic the action of
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Why Gold? 85% of Pension Funds Will Go Bust in 30 Years
I have not seen the scenarios run by Bridgewater Associates, but I do have respect for their name and their work.  I would like to know their assumptions. In an inflation, stocks may do quite well, as their inflated valuations keep pace with inflation. Bonds are likely to get obliterated. In a stagflation not so much.  The Fed and the Treasury would like a modest inflation to provide a controllable dilution of debts without opening the door to a debt jubilee for the hoi polloi.  The Fed serve
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Gold Doomed or Resting? Gold vs. Major Currencies; Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Reiterate Sell S 
Here are some interesting charts from my friend Nick at Sharelynx Gold. (Login Required) Gold vs. US Dollars Gold vs. Euros Gold vs. Ukraine Hyyvnia It took about 4,000 Hyyvnia to buy an ounce of gold at the end of 2008. It takes 17,444 now. Gold vs. Russia Rubles Gold vs. India Rupees Gold vs. Argentina Pesos Gold vs. Venezuelan Bolivars Gold vs. Yen By the way: Those in Argentina and Venezuela cannot buy gold at the quoted rates. The charts reflect "official" exchang
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold Crash Anniversary Day
Graceland Updates By Stewart Thomson1.As gold traded in the $1310 area a week ago, I said, “The door of possibility is now open to some further strength, with a short term target of about $1320 -$1325.”2.To view the rough path that I laid out for gold, please click here now. 3.Gold should continue to trade in a loose sideways pattern until the Indian election results are released in late May.4.Please click here now.That’s the current daily gold chart. Gold is holding up reasonably well, consider
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
New York Fed contradicts its former vice president about gold accounts 
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has contradicted the assertion of its former vice president that it has provided gold accounts to bullion banks. The assertion of such accounts was made by H. David Willey, the former New York Fed vice president in charge of foreign central bank accounts and the gold vault at the New York Fed, in a speech given in May 2004 to the American Institute for Economic Reserve in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. See Page 62 here:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
You Can’t Eat Gold… But It’s Portable, Easy To Trade and Confiscation-Proof
If you need cooking oil you have to exchange it for gold. If you need soap you have to exchange it for gold. Everything is gold, gold, gold… For everything they want gold… Residents, Zimbabwe (2009) (Watch Video Below) If you’ve conducted even a preliminary investigation into the global economic situation you’ve likely concluded that something isn’t right. As noted previously, all of the evidence points to serious economic failure in the very near future as our day of reckoning approaches. The
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
James West - Midas Letter
Understanding (and Ignoring) the Media Bandwagon Against Gold 
For those of us who media often refers to as “gold bugs”, the fragility of popular sentiment toward not just gold and silver, but toward all investments generally, is the biggest barrier to a sane, free and fair market. The willingness of the majority to embrace opinions parroted by mainstream media and repeated dutifully by talking heads and other erstwhile shills for U.S. dollar interests simply because they are far more numerous than negative ones, and are delivered by talking heads who manag
Monday, April 14, 2014
Hubert Moolman
Silver Price Forecast 2014: Silver’s Ultimate Rally When Paper Assets Collapse 
Silver Price Forecast 2014: Silver’s Ultimate Rally When Paper Assets Collapse The relationship between the Dow and silver has been very consistent over the last 100 years. After each of the major Dow peaks (real, not necessarily nominal peaks), we eventually had major bottom in silver. Below, is a 100-year inflation-adjusted Dow chart: In September 1929, the Dow peaked in terms of US dollars as well as in terms of gold ounces (real terms). After about 1 year and 4 months, silver made a signific
Monday, April 14, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Gold and bail-ins 
I am often asked whether or not western governments are likely to confiscate gold, and my answer has invariably been on the lines of "unlikely at the moment, because so few people own gold". However given low stock levels in western vaults and that bail-ins are on the agenda the answer to the question should be reconsidered. I first wrote about the new bail-in provisions after the Cyprus debacle last year. What it means for depositors is succinctly summarised in a current UK Government consultat
Monday, April 14, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Market Report: Better tone to precious metals 
Gold and silver prices gained modestly over the week, during which the latest FOMC minutes were released. These were generally read to be more dovish compared with the previous month. FOMC members appear from the minutes to be confused. The previous month's conclusion, that if it wasn't for the weather the economy is improving and so interest rates will increase a little earlier than expected, is replaced with renewed anxiety about the outlook now the weather has improved. And who can blame them
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Michael S. Rozeff - Lew Rockwell
The Radioactive Albatross 
Empires over-expand, over-reach and fail. Their ineptitude is gargantuan because their organization is an umbrella over diffuse and contradictory interests and forces. Those at the top don’t know what goes on beneath them, cannot obtain good information, can’t control those below them, can’t formulate clear goals, can’t measure whether they are attaining those goals, are subject to biased advice, act on their own biases, and govern with the weaknesses and limitations endemic to all human beings.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint Blog
  What Are The Origins Of The Terms 'Bull' And 'Bear'? 
Right now there’s much discussion about whether gold is headed for a bear market after its decade-long bull run. Time will tell, but the current debate may make you wonder how ‘bull’ and ‘bear’ entered the financial lexicon? A bull is a boisterous, charging animal that throws its victim up in the air.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
  Imperialism Déjà Vu 
Fact; The world’s resources are finite. Fact; Supply is constrained and demand keeps growing along with the world’s population. Fact; A sustainable and secure supply of raw materials and energy is becoming the number one priority for all countries. Major powers are scrambling for as much of the world’s resources as they can control. Exploration and drilling intensify daily. Previously inaccessible or unprofitable areas are targeted - the days of easy access to the globe’s resources n
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Gold Preparing to Launch as U.S. Dollar Drops to Key Support
Gold bugs have been forecasting a dollar collapse for years. They have been correct about the gold price, which has advanced nearly 400% in the past 12 years versus a gain of just 64% for the S&P 500. They were also correct about the dollar during the first phase of the gold bull market (2001-2008), when the USD index fell from 120 to around 72. But the dollar did not continue to plummet after 2008 and indeed has held up remarkably well. The USD index has put in a series of higher lows over the
Friday, April 11, 2014
Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist
My Bet That the Bud Biz is a Bitty Bubble and Not the Next Big Thing
It’s deja vu all over again and it was kick-started a couple of trading days before PDAC. That’s when a Vancouver-based shell that was once a junior “miner” but never mined anything except the stock market announced a change of business. This sort of thing happens all the time in a bear market. What was unusual in this particular instance was the nature of the business change: The company announced it was morphing into a medical marijuana merchant bank.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
China Gold Imports Through Hong Kong
Trend?  Change?  Not possible. No one is interested in gold. Nothing to see here. Move along. Chart by Data Wrangler Nick at
Friday, April 11, 2014
Peter Degraaf
Some exciting gold charts for you! 
By Peter DegraafHistorically the month of March is not very "gold-friendly".April and May are more conducive to providing a rally.The first chart is courtesy The March pullback came on schedule and appears ready to turn into a rally, - see gold chart in this essay.This next chart is courtesy Mark J. Lundeenmlundeen2@comcast.netThe chart shows the number of US dollars that are currently circulating.The number is over 1 trillion dollars (including many $100 notes), and rising
Friday, April 11, 2014
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Gold and Silver Speculation
There is a stark difference between the states of the markets for the monetary metals. The number of open futures contracts in gold is low, while in silver it’s high. First, let’s look at the data and then we’ll discuss what it means. Here is the graph showing the open interest. The picture is clear enough. Since the beginning of fall, the number of gold contracts has blipped up and down and now there are somewhat fewer (-3.7%). Meanwhile, the number of silver contracts has gone up substantiall
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Gold Moves Higher as Marc Faber Warns of 87-Style Stock Market Crash
Marc Faber is warning that a large stock market crash could be coming. How will gold perform in such an environment? In the past five days that the S&P 500 is down 3%, gold is up 3%. Year to date gold is up 9%, the GDX mining stock index is up 16% and the S&P 500 is down 0.8%. Meanwhile, the USD index has dropped below 80 for the first time in over a year. “I think it’s very likely that we’re seeing, in the next 12 months, an ’87-type of crash,” warns a somewhat excited sounding Marc Faber, addi
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
  Banker Liars, New Currency, Fatal Errors, Psycho War 
A global clash of nations is underway in full gear. The storm is picking up speed, power, intensity, and damaging force. Many are the swirls of the current situation. A hodgepodge of topics have been caught and trapped, best to discharge on paper, the effect like a wondrous enema. The banker lies grow thicker, as they are unable to so easily deceive anymore. The potential currency fix appears more imminent, as the solution seen as an assault on American interests (military angle). Any nation get
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Jan Skoyles - The Real Asset Co
What’s going on with silver? 
According to many analysts surveyed at the beginning of the year 2014 was not supposed to be a good one for silver. In fact in January we reported that many silver forecasts saw the silver price averaging around $21 per ounce. We are now in a mind-set where any activity above $20 per ounce is greeted with positivity and chatter about a recovery in the price. Is this what we have to look forward to? Pop-ups above $20? We take a look at what’s been going on this year and a couple of the issues aff
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Clif Droke
How will gold respond to global deflation?
With economies slowing down in China, Japan, Eastern Europe and other regions of the globe, many investors wonder if 2014 will deliver another global deflationary epidemic.  As I?ll explain in this commentary, the next six months has the potential to be the most exciting period for investors since the 2010 financial crisis in Europe.After the disappointment of last week?s European Central Bank (ECB) meeting, investors continue to wait in vain for a policy shift announcement from the bank?s presi
Wednesday, April 09, 2014