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Financial crisis dynamics, the ‘shadow’ gold demand, and Mene

John Butler
The study of financial crises is as old as the economics discipline itself. One of the most prominent theorists of financial crises ever to hold a senior Federal Reserve policy position was John Exter, vice-president of the New York Federal Reserve dur...

Gold Investment Stalled...

Adam Hamilton
Gold has largely been drifting sideways for the better part of a couple months now, sapping enthusiasm.  Gold investment demand has stalled due to extreme stock-market euphoria.  Investors aren’t interested in alternative investments le...

So You’re a Bitcoin Millionaire! Now Where Do You Invest?...

Jeff Clark
If you’ve made a profit from bitcoin and other cryptos, congratulations! You’re obviously a smart investor who spotted a trend early on and was able to profit. Hats off to you.But now it’s time to take some profits… right? If you were smart enough to b...

Gold And The Big Four: Slam Dunk...

Stewart Thomson
The synergistic relationship between gold and economic growth is quite healthy, and poised to become even more healthy in 2018 – 2019. This is the fabulous South Korean stock market ETF chart. Big name Western money managers are finally racing to m...

Gold Stocks’ Winter Rally 2...

Adam Hamilton
The gold miners’ stocks have largely ground sideways this year, consolidating their massive 2016 gains.  That lackluster trading action, along with vexing underperformance relative to gold, has left gold stocks deeply out of favor.  But...

Anecdotes and Reminiscences How unbacked fiat money corrupts society...

Hugo Salinas Price
A well-known story from yesteryear: when Venustiano Carranza was President of Mexico (1917-1920). Carranza issued a great quantity of worthless paper money, which caused much resentment on the part of the population. Someone (whose identity was never d...

Bitcoin Isn't Gold. It's Silver...

Adrian Ash
Bitcoin 'to da moon!' is slaying Google searches to 'buy silver'... QUICK! Can you name this asset? asks Adrian Ash at BullionVault. ...

This is What it Looks Like When Credit Markets Go Nuts...

Wolf Richter
Pricing of risk kicks bucket in record central-bank absurdity. As the days pass, the perverse effects of central bank policies on the financial markets are getting more and more amazing. This includes the record-setting nuttiness now reigning in the Eu...

A WORLD OF LIES BUT GOLD WILL REVEAL THE TRUTH

Egon von Greyerz
The dollar is dead but the world doesn’t know it. It has been a slow death and the final stages will be very painful for the US and for the rest of the world. The US empire is finished financially and militarily. Nixon was convicted for the wrong crime...

Falling Productivity of Debt...

Keith Weiner
Last week, we discussed the ongoing fall of dividend, and especially earnings, yields. This Report is not a stock letter, and we make no stock market predictions. We talk about this phenomenon to make a different point. The discount rate has fallen to ...

Neck and Neck: Russian and Chinese Official Gold Reserves...

Ronan Manly
Official gold reserve updates from the Russian and Chinese central banks are probably one of the more closely watched metrics in the gold world. After the US, Germany, Italy and France, the sovereign gold holdings of China and Russia are the world’s 5t...

The Gold-Backed-Oil-Yuan Futures Contract Myth...

Koos Jansen
On September 1, 2017, the Nikkei Asian Review published an article titled, “China sees new world order with oil benchmark backed by gold”, written by Damon Evans. Just below the headline in the introduction it states, “China is expected shortly to laun...

Oil for gold – the real story...

Alasdair Macleod
Following an article in the Nikkei Asia Review, which reported China will shortly introduce an oil futures contract priced in yuan, there has been some confusion about what it means. The article pointed out that in combination with existing gold future...

Gold's Technical Line Of Concern...

Stewart Thomson
The traditional post jobs report rally for gold is in full swing. This is the daily gold chart. Gold arrived at a key Fibonacci line at about $1268 as the US jobs report was released. The dollar has stalled against the yen, and that’s also good news...

THE UNKNOWN FUNDAMENTAL: This Will Push The Silver Price Up Much Higher...

Steve St Angelo
Precious metals investors need to understand the coming silver price surge will not occur due to the typical supply and demand forces.  While Mainstream analysts continue to generate silver price forecasts based on supply and demand factors, they fail ...

The Gold Worm on the Yuan Hook...

Hugo Salinas Price
Once again, I turn over in my mind the Chinese plan regarding their imported oil, which consists in convincing their oil suppliers to accept yuan in payment (and thus re-directing their sales outside the orbit of the US dollar) with an additional swee...

10 FACTORS TO PROPEL GOLD 10 FOLD...

Egon von Greyerz
Inflation is coming and it will have a major effect on the world economy and financial markets. This is one of the factors that will drive gold to levels which few can imagine today. Later in this piece, I am discussing 10 Factors which will make gold ...

Published References which Gave Rise to my Article 'Prospects for Gold II', Sept. 25, 2017.

Hugo Salinas Price
Documento sin título My recent article, 'Prospects for Gold II', published on my website, www.plata.com.mx on September 25, 2017, dealt with the possible consequences of a Chinese plan to offer oil exporters to China payment in Chinese yuan, with an...

Bitcoin is Not New and Improved Money...

Michael Pento
Cryptocurrencies are being billed as a new and improved form of money that has been offered to us courtesy of technological evolution. There is a big problem with this conclusion. That is, digital money is not money at all. And proving this truth serve...

Social destruction by the abuse of money...

Alasdair Macleod
In Britain, the top 1% of earners pay over a quarter of all income tax collected, and while super-rich British residents perhaps don’t have the tax breaks the Macklowes enjoy, the bulk of the burden falls on lawyers, bankers, company executives and own...

LBMA Silver Price Benchmark – Changes, but no Wider Participation...

Ronan Manly
On 21 September, ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) announced that it will take over the administration of the daily LBMA Silver Price benchmark auction beginning Monday 2 October. This LBMA Silver Price auction is the successor to the former London Si...
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