Monthly Archives: October 2017

17
Oct
2017

Brexit UK Vulnerable As Gold Bar Exports Distort UK Trade Figures

– Brexit UK vulnerable as gold bar exports distort UK trade figures – Britain’s gold exports worth more than any other physical export – Gold accounted for more than one in ten pounds of UK exports in July 2017 – UK’s stock of wealth has collapsed from a surplus of £469bn to a net deficit of […]

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13
Oct
2017

Puerto Rico Without Electricity, Wifi, ATMs Shows Importance of Cash, Gold and Silver

– Puerto Rico without electricity, wifi, ATMs shows importance of cash, gold and silver – Most of Puerto Rico remains in the dark and without power three weeks after storm – With widespread power failures, Puerto Rico remains cash only with retailers only accepting cash and few consumer having cash – Shortages of food, fuel and […]

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13
Oct
2017

U.S. Mint Gold Coin Sales and VIX Point To Increased Market Volatility and Higher Gold

– US Mint gold coin sales and VIX at weakest in a decade – Very low gold coin sales and VIX signal volatility coming – Gold rises 1.7% this week after China’s Golden Week; pattern of higher prices after Golden Week – U.S. Mint sales do not provide the full picture of robust global gold […]

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12
Oct
2017

Global Outlook – Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD World: News in Charts

Global Outlook – Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD World: News in Charts by Fathom Consulting via Thomson Reuters Alarm bells are ringing for economic fundamentalists such as Fathom Consulting. Asset prices look increasingly out of step with fundamentals, and in some cases they look downright bubbly. And other geopolitical developments are similarly alarming. One might even describe […]

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11
Oct
2017

Young Guns of Gold Podcast – ‘The Everything Bubble’

– Young Guns of Gold Podcast – ‘The Everything Bubble’ – Precious Metal Roundtable discuss gold in 2017 and outlook – Gold +9.1% year to date; Performing well given Fed raising rates, lack of volatility and surge in stock markets – “People are expecting too much from gold” – Economy: Inflation indicators, recession on the horizon, […]

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10
Oct
2017

London House Prices Are Falling – Time to Buckle Up

– London house prices fall in September: first time in eight years – High-end London property fell by 3.2% in year – House sales down by over a very large one-third – Global Real Estate Bubble Index – see table – Brexit, rising inflation and political uncertainty causing many buyers to back away from market – U.K. […]

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09
Oct
2017

Perth Mint Gold Coins Sales Double In September

– Perth Mint gold coins see sales double on month in September – Perth Mint silver bullion coin sales surge 78% in September – Perth Mint sold 46,415 ounces of gold in September – Nearly six times more gold coins sold at Perth Mint than U.S. Mint in September – Sales surge at Perth Mint […]

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06
Oct
2017

Gold Investment In Germany Surges – Now World’s Largest Gold Buyers

– Gold investment in Germany surged in past 10 years – Germans are largest gold buyers in world: WGC research – Gold investment in Germany surges to €6.8B in 2016 – Gold demand per person is highest in world – double Chinese, UK and U.S. demand – Gold one of the most popular investment for retail investors especially those […]

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05
Oct
2017

Yahoo Hacking Highlights Cyber Risk and Increasing Importance of Physical Gold

– Yahoo admits every single one of 3 billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft – Equifax hacking and security breach exposes half of the U.S. population – Some 143 million people vulnerable to identity theft – Deloitte hack compromised sensitive emails and client data – JP Morgan hacked and New York Fed hacked and […]

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04
Oct
2017

Safe Haven Silver To Outperform Gold In Q4 And In 2018

– Safe haven silver to outperform gold in Q4 and 2018 – “Expect silver to eventually outperform gold” say Metals Focus – 2017 YTD, silver has underperformed gold, climbing by 5% versus 11% – Silver undervalued versus gold and especially stocks, bonds and many property markets – Will follow gold’s reactions to macroeconomic & geopolitical factors […]

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