Gold rallied 2% following news that China’s state holdings of the metal have been quietly raised by 76% since 2003. Rumours and speculation about Chinese buying have been rife for years, but many market participants remained in denial until this irrefutable proof was given. China is not only the world’s largest mine producer of gold, but also the fifth-largest individual country holder of gold with 1,054t.
8 April, 2009
The Financial Times published a relevant and interesting article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a veteran trader, a distinguished professor at New York University's Polytechnic Institute and the author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. 1. What is fragile should break early while it is still small. Nothing should ever become too big to fail. Evolution in economic life helps those with the maximum amount of hidden risks – and hence the most fragile – become the biggest.
30 March, 2009
Adrian Douglas of Market Force Analysis writes that in his experience, most ordinaly people have difficulty understanding why gold is the investment opportunity of a life time. Blaming the messenger, he explains it in simple terms, making a distinction between consumables and collectables:
12 March, 2009
Moneyweek's Dominic Frisby writes that he is detecting a certain amount of bullishness in the UK housing market. People with cash are talking about buying to take advantage of lower property prices and interest rates. Nevertheless, he says,
4 November, 2008
ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. (via MarketWatch) -- A record 130 million voters are predicted to head to the polls Tuesday. The bad news: 65 million, roughly 50% of all voters, will be miffed, mad at, angry with, even hate the new president ... no matter who wins! Half against Obama, half against McCain. Eith
2 October, 2008
Yet Gold is off $28 and Silver $1.20 today. What is going on in the futures market?
15 August, 2008
Research by Skandia has revealed that the majority of IFAs intend to shift away from commission-based remuneration over the next three years.
12 August, 2008
It seems that Wall St. are trying to blame the straw for breaking the camel's back.
24 June, 2008
The Bank of International Settlements, which seems to be the only institution that tracks the derivatives market, has recently reported that global outstanding derivatives have reached 1.14 quadrillion dollars: $548 Trillion in listed credit derivatives plus $596 trillion in notional/OTC derivatives.
Yes, that is Quadrillion. One and 15 zeroes!
6 June, 2008
GI believe all investors should have a precious metals allocation of at least 25% to silver and either buy silver outright now or should transfer from gold to silver at the earliest possible opportunity.
We believe $50
30 May, 2008
Following the Thursday night RTE documentary on Irish Financial Advisers, Gold Investments' Wealth Management Division, Wealth N, would like to issue the following statement: -
The misleading, unethical and disturbing financial 'advice' seen in last night’s excellent Primetime programme may only be the tip of the iceberg and we call upon the Financial Regulator to become more proactive in protecting investors, young and old alike, from the predatory, dishonest commission dr
29 April, 2008
It might not be morning again in America but Bush hopes to wake up the economy via his Economic Stimulus Act of 2008. The stimulant – pumping more than $152 billion (or about 1% GDP) into the economy via tax rebate cheques - will start arriving in the mailboxes of Americans over the next three weeks.
The plans proponents are optimistic. Hank Paulson, in a speech confirming that no second stimulus plan would be undertak
25 April, 2008
"We know we're already in negative equity," said Emma Linnane, a 31-year-old university administrator. She bought a cozy, one-bedroom apartment in the Dublin suburbs with her fiancé, Paul Colgan, in May 2006, at the peak of the market. They paid €365,000, or $575,000
28 March, 2008
Jim Grant, founder and editor of the highly respected Grants Interest Rate Observer and one of the world's leading experts on US and international interest rates and financial markets appeared on Bloomberg's "Taking Stock" on Tuesday, March 24.
25 March, 2008
Ron Paul appeared on CNBC's Kudlow & Company last week; making his case to abolish the Federal Reserve and work back towards the gold standard:
Michelle Cabrera shouldn't sound so incredulous, didn't Jim Rogers appear on CNBC just recently saying the same thing? Int