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Dan Popescu - GoldBroker
  Above-ground Gold Stock - How Much Is There and Why Does it Matter? 
To understand the price of gold, the relevant supply is the total supply, not the new supply coming to market during the last year, week or month. The supply of gold consists of all of the supply that exists, and the relevant demand is the total demand, not the new demand coming to market during any year. For gold, there is always a large stockpile, and it never gets smaller. The vast majority of all the gold mined throughout human history still exists and is held either in bars, coins, or jewel
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Charleston Voice
Confederate Inflation Rates (1861 - 1865)
The Chart (below right) shows the Annualized Confederate Inflation Rate.  The Annual Inflation Rates are calculated from information provided  by the Richmond Civil War Centennial  Committee on the purchasing power of Confederate Notes. The table below shows the actual Confederate Treasury Note Inflation data that was used to develop this chart. At the beginning of the war on January 1, 1861 one Confederate dollar would purchase one gold dollar. By May it to
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Invention Of Discounting

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Nick Barisheff - BMSINC
  August 15, 1971: Inflation Unleashed 
The general public, the media and most financial observers were largely unaware of the momentous event that took place on August 15, 1971. However, the implications of that event have had an enormous impact on global financial conditions ever since. On that date, US President Richard Nixon “closed the gold window”. In essence, this meant the US would no longer honour the Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944, which
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Thorsten Polleit
  The Fiasco of Fiat Money 
I. Today's worldwide paper-, or "fiat-," money regime is an economically and socially destructive scheme — with far-reaching and seriously harmful economic and societal consequences, effects that extend beyond what most people would imagine. Fiat money is inflationary; it benefits a few at the expense of many others; it causes boom-and-bust cycles; it leads tooverindebtedness; it corrupts society's morals; and it will ultimately end in a depression on a grand scale.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Federal Reserve As An Engine Of Deflation (sic!) 
Although the Fed’s open market purchases of securities (always net) affect only the short end of the yield curve directly, through the transmission of risk-free bond speculation they will affect the rest of the yield curve indirectly. Thus the entire spectrum of interest rates will keep falling in consequence of the Fed’s open market purchases of Treasury bills (or equivalent). This is a powerful if unrecognized force in the economy causing a chain-reaction as follows:
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Two Sources Of Credit

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Credit Unions 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Thorsten Polleit
Ending the Monetary Fiasco – Returning to Sound Money 
Money plays a key role in facilitating and intensifying the process of civilization. However, this holds true only for free-market money, while with government-controlled fiat money, the opposing tendency comes into operation, namely the process of decivilization.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
John Butler - Goldmoney
A banker for all seasons: the life and times of John Exter – champion of sound money 
The following is an introduction to a series of essays GoldMoney will be publishing, written by John Butler and Barry Downs, looking at the life and times of John Exter – leader in the fight against Richard Nixon, Alan Greenspan and the debasement of the US dollar. The source material for these essays includes John Exter's collected papers and works; the personal experiences, diary entries and recollections of the author; and interviews with former colleagues, friends and family of John Exter's.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
The Complex Nature of Gold
We have already analyzed the impact of the U.S. dollar or interest rates on the gold prices, however we have never fully examined all factors that drive its price. Indeed, no other asset divides opinions so sharply. Have you ever seen people passionately discussing the nature of copper or the Australian dollar? Probably not, while gold kindles really extreme opinions. There are true gold bugs, who regard the yellow metal as the ultimate money and the only store of value, and gold skeptics, like
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Market Report: Precious metals subdued
Gold and silver had a poor week, with no relief from drifting prices after the end of the second quarter. The gold price opened on Monday morning in the Far East at $1,187 and fell to a low point at $1,158 yesterday. Silver mirrored gold's move falling from $16.05 to $15.50. Both metals rallied yesterday afternoon with gold down slightly but silver up 14 cents. In early European trading this morning there were further small gains.The news this week was dominated by Greece, which should have led
Friday, July 3, 2015
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
  Fed's Full Normalization
The US Federal Reserve has been universally lauded for the apparent success of its extreme monetary policy of recent years.  With key world stock markets near record highs, traders universally love the Fed?s zero-interest-rate and quantitative-easing campaigns.  But this celebration is terribly premature.  The full impact of these wildly-unprecedented policies won?t become apparent until they are fully normalized. Back in late 2008, the US stock markets
Friday, July 3, 2015
24hGold - Yahoo
GOLD Bad for Gold: US Public Debt Levels Off, Debt-to-GDP Stabilizing
Current Macro Factors Driving Gold and Silver Prices(Continued from Prior Part) Why does debt-to-GDP ratio matter? The ratio of debt-to-GDP (gross domestic product) shows how much a country owes compared to how much it earns. Investors use the ratio to measure a country’s ability to make future payments on its debt. As US public debt rises beyond a certain point, the country will have to increase taxes and cut spending in productive areas in order to service the interest costs. That would be ba
Friday, July 3, 2015
24hGold - Yahoo
GOLD Why Gold Investors Should Watch Global Money Supply
Current Macro Factors Driving Gold and Silver Prices(Continued from Prior Part) Global money supply As a proxy for the global money supply, we’ve taken the money supply of the United States, Europe (the Eurozone and the United Kingdom), Japan, India, China, Russia, Brazil, and Turkey for our analysis. The money supply used is called M2, expressed in US dollars at prevailing exchange rates for each country. In the above chart, you can see that the pace of money supply is gradually climbing. The
Friday, July 3, 2015
24hGold - Yahoo
US Dollar Rises on the Strength of Recent US Economic Data
Current Macro Factors Driving Gold and Silver Prices(Continued from Prior Part) US Dollar Index Tracked by the Federal Reserve, the weekly US Dollar Index measures the value of the dollar compared to the currencies of its significant trading partners. A rising value means the dollar is stronger than other currencies and vice versa. US dollar strengthens In the week ended June 26, the US Dollar Index rose by 0.8%. This is also reflected in the 0.8% rise in the PowerShares DB USD Index Bullish
Thursday, July 2, 2015
24hGold - Yahoo
GOLD US Economic Data, Other Factors That Affect Gold, Silver Prices
Current Macro Factors Driving Gold and Silver Prices Gold and silver prices Gold prices have been on a roller coaster ride in June. After rising to the highest level in four weeks, hitting $1,203.40 per ounce on June 19, the precious metal fell 2.6% to end at $1,172.70 per ounce on June 25. Gold prices rose when the Fed’s stance on gradually raising interest rates became known. Since then, strong US economic data have led to a strengthening in the US dollar and to gold’s decline. We’ll discuss
Thursday, July 2, 2015
24hGold - Yahoo
8:31 am Alcoa to permanently close its Poos de Caldas primary aluminum smelter in Brazil on June 30, 2015, expects to record restructuring-related charges in second quarter 2015 between $100 million a
6:14 pm Berkshire Hathaway company Johns Manville announces it will increase its glass microfiber capacity by early 2016 at its plant in Waterville, Ohio. (BRK.B) :  5:55 pm Peabody Energy sees Q2 adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS below original targeted range due to weather-related shipment issues in the Southern Powder River Basin and lower seaborne coal pricing (BTU) : Co announces that second quarter 2015 Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS are now expected to be below the original targeted ran
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Bubbles Never Pop Painlessly
Investors are obsessed over predicting the timing of the Fed's first interest rate hike. Will it raise the Fed Funds rate in September, or wait until next year? But it is far more important to get a grasp on the pace of rate hikes. Will it be a one and done move, or does this mark the beginning of an incremental tightening cycle? Those of us who are not in the inner circle are forced to only speculate. But one thing is certain: If history is any guide, whatever they do the Fed will g
Monday, June 29, 2015
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Market Report: Greece and short positions
Hedge funds and high-frequency traders have finally forced gold into a US dollar loss this year as shown in our introductory chart, but silver is still in positive territory. This week gold declined $29 with a break from the $1200 level to $1171, and silver fell 40 cents to $15.70 early this morning in European trade.As I wrote last week, in the run-up to the half-year precious metals' prices face a conflict between window-dressing for the lowest possible valuation, and the systemic risk that is
Sunday, June 28, 2015
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