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Chris Powell - GATA
Mike Kosares: Anti-gold scare tactics aren't very effective lately
The anti-gold propaganda of mainstream financial news organizations is getting tedious, Mike Kosares of Centennial Precious Metals in Denver writes today, the more so because a little research into the price predictions of gold's disparagers finds that they are usually wrong. Kosares' commentary is headlined "Press' Anti-Gold Scare Tactics Largely Ineffective" and it's posted at Centennial's Internet site, USAGold.com, here: http://www.usagold.com/cpmforum/2014/04/20/press-anti-gold-scare-tactic
Monday, April 21, 2014
Warren Bevan - Precious Metals Stock Review
Gold Can?t Glitter
By Warren BevanVolatility reigned supreme again this past week as many stocks look to have put lows in now just as earnings season is really heating up.Lots of big companies are reporting in the weeks ahead and could move this market and stocks higher if earnings are good.At least I hope that’s what happens.We’re still mostly in a cash position with a few trades here and there but we should be able to pick up quite a few stocks this coming week with so many lows now in.As for the precious metals
Monday, April 21, 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
Chris Powell - GATA
Merger talks between gold giants Barrick and Newmont break down
By Gillian Tan, Alistair MacDonald, and Dana Mattioli The Wall Street Journal Friday, April 18, 2014 Barrick Gold Corp. and Newmont Mining Corp. recently held abortive talks over a deal that would have combined the world's two largest gold producers at a time when they are battling a sharp drop in the price of gold, according to people familiar with the matter. The two companies had intended to announce a deal as early as Tuesday, one of the people said. They have discussed combining a number of
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Deepcaster
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,” gata.org, 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
John Browne - Euro Pacific Capital
Investors Ignore Frightful Geopolitics 
When the former Soviet Union collapsed almost 25 years ago, most global strategic forecasters assumed that the U.S. would adapt pragmatically to her new status of sole world superpower. Instead she has pursued a variety of misguided nation-building adventures and has largely shrunk from her primary responsibility of neutralizing the ambitions of petty dictators around the world. From this perspective, America's multi-generational expenditures on military personnel and equipment has become more o
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
Big Pictures: Stocks, Gold and the Miners
Ukraine war hype, China demand drop, GOFO mysteries? these are the short term noise inputs on the gold sector.US Treasury bond yield spreads, gold vs. commodities (i.e. the ?real? price of gold), gold vs. the stock market? these are some of the fundamental considerations that actually matter and they have taken a hit since January.It is easy to say ?I am bullish in the big picture? (measured in years) but it is not so easy to actively manage in the smaller pictures (measured in
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
Asia takes every ounce West unloads but gold will fall for two years, GFMS says
By Ben Kilbey Platt's Metals Daily Thursday, April 17, 2014 http://www.platts.com/latest-news/metals/london/gold-price-likely-to-ave... LONDON -- A lack of investment interest in gold is starting to take its toll on the price, with an average of $1,225/oz forecast for 2014 and heading lower in 2015, GFMS said Thursday in its Gold Survey 2014. The price forecast is 13% lower than the 2013 average of $1,411.23/oz. "The price is expected to post 2014 lows in mid-year, with a fundamentally driven ra
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
Paper gold falls in West but premium for real metal jumps in India
Hawala Premium Crosses 4% as Akshay Tritiya Boosts Demand; Spot Delivery Premium also Doubles By Rajesh Bhayan Business Standard, New Delhi Wednesday, April 16, 2014 http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/official-gold-supply-dr... MUMBAI -- The premium for getting spot delivery for gold in the Indian market jumped to $70 an ounce from $35 a couple of days earlier, with a sudden scarcity. While the trade is facing a scarcity of gold in official channels due to lower imports by private
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Ukraine Currency Collapses Nearly 70% Against Gold In 4 Months
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,299.25 EUR 937.48 & GBP 771.89 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,299.00, EUR 938.58 & GBP 773.03 per ounce. Gold rose $0.20 or 0.015% yesterday, closing at $1,303.10/oz. Silver gained $0.05 or 0.25% yesterday to $19.67/oz. Gold in U.S. Dollars - Year To Date, 2014 - (Thomson Reuters) Gold traded near $1,300 an ounce, set for a weekly drop, as investors weighed tentative signals of a U.S. recovery against the risk of conflict in Ukraine and geopolitical tension.
Thursday, April 17, 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: www.gracelandupdates.com). 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
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Taxation Nation
Lots to get to today, as aside from my daily topic, I feel it imperative to commentate on the recent, “counterintuitive” market action.  With so many cataclysmic political and economic events occuring simultaneously, TPTB have gone into “manipulation hyperdrive” in their ongoing, inevitably doomed task of maintaining the façade of stabilty, “recovery,” and “low inflation.” And no example of such “ball juggling” could be more evident than the past two days’ “hail mary” equity rallies, coupled wit
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Hubris Incorporated
“I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed.  I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.” Michael Bloomberg, Billionaire Financier and Master of the Universe, I Have Earned My Place In Heaven Ah, the rich miscalculating their fit through the eye of a needle.  Its an old, old story.  Memento mori. I am sure he is not intending this seriously, and we ought not to take it as such.  As we should with most of th
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tim Iacono - Iacono Research
Reuters Omits Grey Areas on Gold in China
More evidence that the mainstream financial media often gets it wrong when reporting on precious metals in general and gold in particular when it comes to reporting on anything other than its price comes via this story at Reuters on Tuesday. It seized on a few comments at the tail end of a World Gold Council report to craft the sensationally bearish China may have 1,000 tonnes of gold tied in financing – WGC which was not only misleading, but violated some very important rules about context. A
Wednesday, April 16, 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
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Gold & Silver Trading Alert: Silver and Miners Still Disappoint
Briefly: In our opinion speculative short positions (full) in gold, silver, and mining stocks are justified from the risk/reward perspective. Yesterday, we emphasized that the situation in the mining stock sector was bearish. We wrote the following: One could argue that the general stock market also declined and it was this factor that caused the decline in miners. Yes, stocks declined overall, but if the mining stocks and precious metals sector in general wasn’t weak and about to decline anyw
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
Wall Street Journal spins a gold-bullish report to bearish
By Tatyana Shumsky and Chao Deng The Wall Street Journal Tuesday, April 15, 2014 China's appetite for gold is waning after a decadelong buying spree, suppressed by the country's economic slowdown and constrained credit markets. Demand in the world's biggest gold consumer is likely to stay flat in 2014, according to estimates from the World Gold Council. Gold demand in China has expanded every year since 2002, when it declined, according to the industry group, whose forecasts are closely watched
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
Hardly a mention of central banks in FT report on London gold fix
The London Fix Has Been in Place for Almost a Century But Critics Say the System Needs Reform By Xan Rice Financial Times, London Monday, April 14, 2014 http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/e31b0f44-b0e5-11e3-bbd4-00144feab7de.html On the morning of September 12, 1919, just 10 months after the end of the first world war, bankers at NM Rothschild & Sons in London sat down to calculate a fair price for gold. They had been asked to do this by the Bank of England, which wanted to restore the city's status as
Tuesday, April 15, 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
Louis James - Casey Research
How I Intend to Survive the Meltdown of America 
It is with a troubled heart that I sit down to write today, there being reports of casualties in new fighting in eastern Ukraine. I worry, of course, about my friends and students in the country who may well be in physical danger soon, if the conflict escalates. But that’s personal; as an investment analyst, it’s the financial war the Russians seem quite willing to wage that really has my attention. It should have yours as well. As one of the experts in our just-released Meltd
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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