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Gary Tanashian - Biwii
Deflationary Straw Man
By Gary TanashianNo matter the debates over inflation vs. deflation, increasing employment vs. sound monetary policy or systemic health vs. fragility (and whatever else is flying around in Jackson Hole this week), the CPI marches onward and upward.  That is the system and it is predicated on creating enough money out of thin air while inflation signals are (somehow) held at bay.The Straw Man* in this argument lives in the idea that inflation is not always destructive, that inflation can be used
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Jackson Hole: Myth of the All Powerful Central Banker Continues
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,281.00, EUR 965.12 and GBP 772.29 ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,280.50, EUR 965.03 and GBP 772.32 per ounce. Gold fell $13.80 or 1.07% to $1,277.30 and silver slipped $0.03 or 0.15% to $19.47 per ounce. Gold in U.S. Dollars - 2 Years (Thomson Reuters) Gold  is flat in trade in London and gold in Singapore also flatlined around the $1,280/oz level. Gold came under pressure yesterday when a break below the 200-day moving average of $1,284 an ounce triggered stops a
Friday, August 22, 2014
More than 24 hours ago
David Jensen
Shanghai Gold Exchange and Other Topics
Interview with Jay Taylor on August 20, 2014 discussing acceleration of the price differential for precious purchased on physical metal exchanges vs virtual derivatives exchanges such as the LBMA and NY Comex. Physical silver is showing strongly accelerating price premia on physical exchanges vs LBMA/Comex markets. Jay Taylor Interviews Daved Jensen MP3 Topics: 1. LBMA GOFO positive with 1 month GOFO at .065% 2. Shanghai Gold Exchange and Shanghai Metal Exchange physi
Friday, August 22, 2014
Bill Downey - Commodity Trader
Gold break of channel support earlier this week has price testing weekly/monthly support
INTRA-DAY NEWSLETTER ~ Aug 21 2014 US Manufacturing PMI Surges To Over 4-Year High, Biggest Beat on Record Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/21/2014 - 09:53 Following July's drop in US Manufacturing PMI (and biggest miss in 11 months), Augusts Flash print hit 58.0 - its highest since April 2010, beating expectations of 55.7 and up from the 55.8 July final print. With China (biggest PMI miss on record) and Europe (13-month low PMI) both disappointing, the world needed some help and the US 'soft' s
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Mafia Boss Says Stocks A Bubble, Buy Physical Gold and Silver
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,280.50, EUR 965.03 and GBP 772.32 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,294.50, EUR 973.75 and GBP 777.76 per ounce. Gold and silver were mixed yesterday - gold fell $4.80 to $1,291.10 and silver rose 1 cent to $19.50 per ounce. Gold in U.S. Dollars - 2 Years (Thomson Reuters) Gold traded marginally higher in trade in London after gold in Singapore fell to as low as $1,278/oz. Gold has fallen below its 50, 100 and 200-day moving averages. Support is at the June lows a
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Shanghai Becoming Global Gold Hub And Gold Price Discovery Centre
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,300.25, EUR 973.75 and GBP 781.17 ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was was 1,302.75, EUR 972.93 and GBP 778.51 per ounce. Today’s ‘LBMA Silver Price’ was USD 19.66 per ounce. Yesterday’s ‘LBMA Silver Price’ was USD 19.59 per ounce. Gold Bust (2.8 Kilogramme) of Deng Xiaoping (Reuters/Bobby Yip) Incredibly lacklustre trading continues with gold and silver tethered to the $1,300/oz and $20/oz levels respectively. Gold traded between $1,298 and $1,300 per ounce after gold in Sing
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Palladium Reaches 13-Year High Over $900 oz as Gold Trading Volumes Surge 66%
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,302.75, EUR 972.93and GBP 778.51 per ounce. Friday’s AM fix was was USD 1,313.60, EUR 981.69 and GBP 786.78 per ounce. Today’s LBMA silver price was USD 19.59 per ounce. Friday’s LBMA silver price was USD 19.86 per ounce. LBMA Silver Price Today For the week, gold fell 0.4% to $1,304.10/oz, while silver fell 1.75% to $19.62/oz. Platinum fell 1.4% last week, while palladium singularly outperformed, surging 3.8%, its best weekly performance since early March. It's showing
Monday, August 18, 2014
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
All Hell Will Break Loose In Paper and Physical Precious Metals Markets *Video* 
Despite the recent drops in gold and silver from their all-time highs just a few years ago, the fundamentals for owning precious metals as long-term investments have never been better. From a monetary perspective, governments around the world, especially in the West, have been printing money like there’s no tomorrow. This bodes well for precious metals strictly from the standpoint of currency debasement. As more paper dollars and euros are printed, the value of physical assets, especially gold a
Monday, August 18, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
Ferguson says HUI has turned up; Speck's 'Gold Cartel' reviewed favorably
The TF Metal Report's Turd Ferguson argues today that the HUI gold mining index has bottomed and promises large gains for the remainder of the year. His commentary is headlined "As the HUI Turns" and it's posted at the TF Metals Report here: http://www.tfmetalsreport.com/blog/6036/hui-turns And independent investor Ben Kramer-Miller, writing at Seeking Alpha, reviews GATA consultant Dimitri Speck's book "The Gold Cartel." Speck, Kramer-Miller writes, has provided "proof beyond a reasonable doubt
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Market Report: New silver fix procedure from today
I shall come to this important event later in this market report; but first, our customary look at this week's trading. From Monday through Wednesday the gold price found firm support at the $1305 level before gaining a few bucks to $1313 by close of play last night. However, the underlying position is more positive than this limited move suggests, with the Swap category on Comex appearing to be in some difficulty. Swaps are mostly non-market making bullion banks. Their net short position on 5th
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
HUI, Gold & Silver; Fun With Monthly Charts
By Gary TanashianOutside of the sound practice that is physical gold ownership in a time of monetary gamesmanship, the precious metals sector is all about speculation (at least according to 9 out of 10 chart jockeys and momentum junkies micro managing every short-term twist and turn.Indeed, NFTRH manages gold, silver and the gold stocks on down to the short-term views as well, but that is only because the long-term views have stated that this is a time to be paying attention.  Do we pay attentio
Friday, August 15, 2014
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Global Gold Demand Declines 16% In Q2 â?? World Gold Council
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS Global gold demand slumped 16% to 964 tonnes in Q2 2014 compared to the same quarter last year, the World Gold Council stated today. Jewellery demand was markedly down year-on-year, while coin and bar demand also saw significant reductions. Selling from gold-backed ETFs continued during the period, albeit at a reduced rate. In contrast, central banks made net purchases of 118 tonnes in Q2, representing a 28% increase year-on-year. The WGC said a sharp drop in demand from
Friday, August 15, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Not a Safe Haven? Tell That to the Folk in Ukraine, South America, Middle East and Africa
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,315.00, EUR 981.86 and GBP 787.85 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,309.25, EUR 980.42 and GBP 780.71 per ounce. Gold rose a tiny $1.90 yesterday to $1,311.60/oz while silver fell $0.12 or 0.6% to $19.84/oz. Gold in Ukraine Hryvnia - 2 Years (Sharelynx) Overnight, gold was slightly lower In trading in Singapore. Gold in London eked out very slight gains this morning. Futures trading volume picked up somewhat but remained 18% below the average for the past 100 days
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Graham Summers - Gains Pains & Capital
Is Gold About to Stage a Massive Breakout?
Quietly, and with little fanfare, Gold has begun to make some very interesting moves… The precious metal has been in the doldrums sine 2013, moving sideways throughout the last 18 months. However, today Gold looks like it wants to move higher: This is a multi-year triangle formation. We’ve had numerous touches on the trendlines, so it’s a well-established pattern. And more and more it looks like Gold wants to breakout to the upside. Indeed, we get additional signs of bullishness from the m
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Confusion Prior To New “London Silver Price” Launch This Friday
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,309.25, EUR 980.42 and GBP 780.71 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,311.00, EUR 982.76 and GBP 781.75 per ounce. Gold rose a tiny $0.60 yesterday to $1,309.70/oz while silver fell $0.08 or 0.4% to $19.96/oz. Gold is tethered to the $1,305/oz to $1,310/oz level again this morning - as it was for much of yesterday after ending Tuesday little changed for a second session. Gold has barely moved since late Friday, after closing last week at $1,309/oz despite heightened
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Bill Downey - Commodity Trader
Gold seasonal uptrend and what to watch for
INTRA-DAY NEWSLETTER ~ Aug 12 2014 Gold chart The upper and lower channel lines represent the current momentum of gold and lower is support and upper is resistance. As long as we are above te lower channel line the trend is up on the shorter term. The upper line resistance is around the 1330 – 1333 area and is the key resistance we need to overcome to open up 1342-1355. Other important resistance is our weekly number at 1322 (1322-1326). We need a weekly closing above these numbers. On the supp
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
U.S. Bail-Ins - Fed Vice Chair Fischer Says “Preparing A Proposal”
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,311.00, EUR 982.76 and GBP 781.75 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,308.25, EUR 977.33  and GBP 779.37 per ounce. Gold fell $2.30 yesterday to $1,309.10/oz and silver rose $0.07 or 0.35% to $20.04/oz. Gold popped higher today as equities fell on news that a Russian aid convoy is heading to Ukraine and on signs that the new deepening tensions and risk of conflict with Russia is hurting confidence in the euro zone economy. Janet Yellen and Stanley Fischer The Zew t
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
"World Insecurity” May Have “Positive Impact On Gold" - Ex BOE Mervyn King
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,308.25, EUR 977.33 and GBP 779.37 per ounce. Friday’s AM fix was USD 1,317.50, EUR 984.02  and GBP 784.23 per ounce. Gold fell $0.20 or 0.01% on Friday to $1,311.40/oz and silver rose $0.01 or 0.05% to $19.97/oz. For the week, gold rose 1.40% and silver slipped 1.82%. Mervyn King at Diggers and Dealers Conference in Perth Gold is marginally higher in London this morning after gold in Singapore fell to test $1,305/oz overnight. Futures trading volume was 40% below the av
Monday, August 11, 2014
Robert McHugh - SafeHaven
How Low Do Stocks Go from Here?

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Toby Connor - Gold Scents
Are Stocks Finally Starting the Topping Process?
By Toby Connor, GoldScentsWith all the uncertainty in the world, and everything that could happen over the weekend, I think it’s safe to say that the market didn't rally 22 points naturally to complete a swing low as we go into the weekend. When I saw the index futures turn from deeply oversold to positive as if by magic in the pre-market Friday morning I had a pretty good idea that the Fed was ready to put an end to this correction. By the end of the day it looks like they probably succeeded (a
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Markets: Keep calm and carry on
At the end of July global equity bull markets had a moment of doubt, falling three or four per cent. In the seven trading days up to 1st August the S&P500 fell 3.8%, and we are not out of the woods yet. At the same time the Russell 2000, an index of small-cap US companies fell an exceptional 9%, and more worryingly it looks like it has lost bullish momentum as shown in the chart below. This indicates a possible double-top formation in the making. Meanwhile yield-spreads on junk bonds widened si
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Market Report: Technically more sound
Precious metals periodically suffer from coordinated bear raids as the commercial shorts try to level their books. That appeared to be the case in recent weeks when the gold price was sold down from $1345 to $1280 last Friday. WTI crude was also sold down through the psychologically important $100 level to under $98. The weakness of energy prices and some of the base metals was the only question mark over an otherwise positive news background for gold and silver. This week gold enjoyed a sharp r
Friday, August 08, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Breaks Out As Cold War 2.0 Intensifies - Technicals, Fundamentals Positive
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,317.50, EUR 984.02 and GBP 784.23 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,302.00, EUR  973.53 and GBP 772.98 per ounce. Gold climbed $5.20 or 1.42% yesterday to $1,311.60/oz and silver fell $0.08 or 1.16% to $19.96/oz. Gold is up nearly 2% this week on safe haven buying, its best weekly performance since mid-June. Gold hit three week highs overnight at $1,322.60/oz, having started to push higher in U.S. trading hours yesterday due to tensions with Russia and the renewed
Friday, August 08, 2014
Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint
JPM's 18 tonne Comex fat finger 
In Ed Steer's August 7th Gold & Silver Daily, he commented that: "Ted pointed out something that I'd missed in Tuesday's column on Comex gold inventories---and that was the fact that the 595,102 troy ounces that the report showed withdrawn from JPMorgan on Friday was, with the exception of a few ounces, totally reversed in Monday's report from the Comex." This big adjustment was also noted by "Pirocco" on the SilverStacker forum here. When questioned by Pirocco, Comex’s response was that "the
Friday, August 08, 2014
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
US Stock Market; Weekly Charts
By Gary TanashianWith the help of some of NFTRH‘s standard weekly charts, we take a snapshot of the US stock market.The Bank index is unbroken from a weekly perspective.  People will talk about an H&S but it is not activated until the trend channel and the neckline (a well defined support area) are broken.  BKX, along with the Semiconductors has been a notable leader to the entire surprise* phase of the bull market out of Q4, 2012.A breakdown of support would break this cycle of the bull market
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
  “Bail In Regime” Sees UK Banking System Downgraded By Moodys
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,302.00, EUR 973.53 and GBP 772.98  per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,288.50, EUR  964.27 and GBP 765.23 per ounce. Gold rose $18.30 or 1.42% yesterday to $1,306.40/oz and silver climbed $0.23 or 1.16% to $20.04/oz. Gold is marginally lower in London this morning. Trade picked up yesterday but still remains lackluster and futures trading volume was 18% below the average for the past 100 days this morning, Bloomberg data shows. Overnight, gold bullion in Singapore c
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
  Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Currency Wars and the Inevitable Banquet of Consequences
"We have been silent witnesses of evil deeds; we have been drenched by many storms; we have learnt the arts of equivocation and pretence; experience has made us suspicious of others and kept us from being truthful and open; intolerable conflicts have worn us down and even made us cynical. Are we still of any use? What we shall need is not geniuses, or cynics, or misanthropes, or clever tacticians, but plain, honest, and straightforward men. Will our inward power of resistance be strong enough,
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Russia And Iran Sign Historic 500,000 Barrel A Day Oil Deal - Petrodollar Under Threat 
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,288.50, EUR 964.27 and GBP 765.23 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD  1,292.75, EUR  965.03 and GBP 765.71  per ounce. Gold fell $0.40 or 0.03% yesterday to $1,288.10/oz and silver slid $0.38 or 1.88% to $19.81/oz. President Putin Admires Gold Bar (London Good Delivery Bar) Gold is marginally higher in London this morning but remains in a tight range between 1,287/oz and 1,292/oz. Trade remains lackluster and futures trading volume was 50% below the average for the
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Just Another Series of Unfortunate Events
If you look at the warehouse report for Friday you will see that almost 600,000 ounces of gold took a hike out of the JP Morgan Comex metals warehouse.  That was almost half of their total gold.  Let's see where it turns up, since nothing seems to actually leave the Comex metals warehouses anymore these days. Do you think that the charges that JPM was fudging its reports to the CFTC on trader's metal positions was any factor in this?  Probably not.  But there seems to be a decided erosion of co
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
  Perth Mint’s Gold & Silver Bullion Sales Drop to 3 Month Low
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,292.75, EUR 965.03 and GBP 765.71  per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,293.50, EUR 963.57 and GBP 768.93 per ounce. Gold fell $4.80 or 0.37% yesterday to $1,288.50/oz and silver slipped $0.15 or 0.44% to $20.19/oz. Gold is marginally higher in London this morning and overnight in Singapore, gold remained in a tight range between $1,286/oz and $1,290/oz. Gold climbed toward $1,300 an ounce after a gauge of China’s services industries sank to a record low, leading to s
Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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