27
May
2015

Gold Bullion Is “100% Guarantee from Legal and Political Risks” – Russia

- Gold is a “100% guarantee from legal and political risks” – Russia’s central bank buys another 300,000 ounces in April – Russia views its overseas assets as vulnerable – ‘De-dollarisation’ continues across Asia – Gold offers protection from growing risks today Russia’s central bank once again increased its gold holdings substantially in April. They […]

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26
May
2015

John Nash RIP: “Beautiful Mind” Game Theory May Lead to Gold Standard

- ‘Beautiful Mind’ Nobel winner Nash dies in tragic crash – Nash was subject of movie “A Beautiful Mind” with Russell Crowe – Nash was renowned mathematician who developed game theory – Game theory suggests that world may be forced back onto a gold standard – Debased dollar vulnerable to bitcoin, crypto-currencies, silver and gold […]

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25
May
2015

China Creates Gold Investment Fund For Central Banks

- China’s new gold fund – 60 countries to develop gold mining projects – Allow member central banks to have easier access to gold – Gold to be traded on increasingly important Shanghai Gold Exchange – Another important step in making yuan reserve currency – China and Russia challenging U.S. dominance in key Eurasia – […]

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22
May
2015

‘Titanic’ Global Economy May “Collapse” Warn HSBC – Gold Is Lifeboat

-“The world economy is like an ocean liner without lifeboats …” – HSBC – Four areas of high risk identified by HSBC – Risk of stock market crash – Pension funds and insurers may not meet obligations – Chinese recession may drag U.S. into recession or depression – Premature rate rise would expose very fragile […]

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21
May
2015

Gold Bullion “Less Sexy” Than Bitcoin … For Now

- “There is a global financial bubble” – Stock markets and bond markets at all time record highs – Medium to long term, gold’s “fundamentals look very sound” Wilfred Frost of CNBC: Do you think markets are adequately pricing in the risks that are present around the world today, particularly in Europe and the gold […]

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20
May
2015

It’s Time to Hold More Cash and Buy Gold

- Bank of America advises owning gold – Markets in “Twilight Zone” transition period – Fed policy normalisation poses risks – Own gold and cash to protect against “cleansing drop in asset prices” – Data show markets disconnected from reality – Fragile system vulnerable to shock – Gold is hedge against systemic risks Gold is […]

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19
May
2015

Gold Ticks Higher In GBP – Property Crash Looms In London?

- London property falls most in nine months in May – Falls possibly due to pre-election fear of Labour housing policy – Surge in sterling dampens demand – Tory victory has led to surge of new sales – London market still overheated – Investors look for stores of value High end London property prices crashed […]

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18
May
2015

Eurozone Banks ‘As Vulnerable Today’ As Before 2008 Crisis – Bail-ins?

- Euro banks no more stable now than in run-up to 2008 crash – Banks in France, Spain and Italy are “highly vulnerable to failure” – Low quality bank equity not sufficient to withstand shock – Risk to system “enormously underestimated” – Investor deposits at risk of “bail-ins” New research shows that European banks are […]

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15
May
2015

Gold Bullion Buying In Germany Surges Due To Growing Risk

- Global gold demand marginally lower but robust – WGC – Gold investment demand surges 63% as jewellery demand falls – German gold demand spikes 20% in first quarter – France, Switzerland and Austria see “double digit” rise in demand – Fear of conflict with Russia, ‘Grexit’ and currency debasement – Indian gold demand rises […]

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14
May
2015

Global Debt Now $200 Trillion!

- McKinsey Institute says global debt is $199 trillion and unsustainable – Total global debt is $27,204 for every person living today – All major economies have “higher levels of borrowing relative to GDP” than in 2007 – 3 risk areas – rising Chinese debt, government and household debt – Debt report ignores U.S. unfunded […]

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