Monthly Archives: April 2017

26
Apr
2017

Gold Bullion Imports Into China via Hong Kong More Than Doubles in March

Gold bullion imports into China via main conduit Hong Kong more than doubled month-on-month in March, data showed on Tuesday as reported by Reuters. China’s net-gold imports via Hong Kong more than doubled in March to 111.6 tonnes. Chart not updated as official data not publicly available yet. Source: Goldchartsrus.com  Net-gold imports by the world’s top gold consumer […]

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25
Apr
2017

LePen Euro Frexit Panic Over – “For Now”

LePen Euro Frexit Panic Over – “For Now” by John Stepek, Editor of Money Week OK, drama’s over. The French election has turned out pretty much exactly as expected. For all that some of the papers are leading with “French revolution” headlines, the reality is that a face-off between the right-wing Marine Le Pen of […]

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24
Apr
2017

Gold Sovereigns – ‘Treasure’ Trove Found In UK – Don’t Be The Piano Owner

Gold Sovereigns – ‘Life Changing’ ‘Treasure’ Trove Found In UK The gold sovereigns – semi-numismatic gold coins made up of both gold sovereigns and half gold sovereigns dating from the reigns of Victoria, Edward VII and George V – were discovered inside an old piano after it was donated to a school last year. A gold […]

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21
Apr
2017

Silver, Platinum and Palladium as Investments – Research Shows Diversification Benefits

– Silver, platinum and palladium see increased role as investment vehicles – Increase in academic output on the white precious metals is in line with this – Silver and particularly gold are safe haven assets – Silver was a safe haven at times during which gold failed to be – Platinum and palladium less so but […]

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20
Apr
2017

When Trump Turns On “Enemy Within” Fed It May Create 1970s Style Stagflation

David McWilliams has written an interesting article in which he puts forward the case that Trump is likely to turn on the “enemy within,” the Federal Reserve and bully them into “printing money.” He points out that this was seen in 1971 when Nixon bullied the Fed into printing and debasing the dollar. McWilliams says this would […]

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19
Apr
2017

Silver Production Has “Huge Decline” In 2nd Largest Producer Peru

– Silver production sees “huge decline” in Peru – Production -12% in one month in 2nd largest producer – Silver decline is due to ‘exhaustion of reserves’ in Peru – GFMS recognise that ‘Peak Silver’ was reached in 2015 – Global silver market had large net supply deficit in 2016 – Silver rallied 13.5% in Q1 in 2017 – […]

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18
Apr
2017

Gold Erases Post- Election Fall as Trump Wrong on Dollar

Gold Bullion Erases Post- Election Fall as Trump Wrong on Dollar – Daily Prophet  Robert Burgess of Bloomberg Prophets President Donald Trump sent currency markets into a tizzy late Wednesday when he signaled his preference for a weaker dollar. “I think our dollar is getting too strong, and partially that’s my fault because people have […]

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13
Apr
2017

Perth Mint Silver Bullion Sales Rise 43% In March

– Perth Mint’s silver bullion sales rise 43% in March – Perth Mint’s monthly gold coin, bars sales fall 12%  – Gold silver ratio of 32 – 32 times more silver ounces sold – Gold: 22,232 oz and Silver: 716,283 oz – bullion coins and minted bars sold – Gold is 2.6% higher and silver surged […]

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12
Apr
2017

Gold Surges Above Key 200 Day Moving Average $1270 Level

– Gold price breaks above key 200-day moving average – Gold hits 5-month high on back of investor nervousness – Safe haven has 10% gains in 2017 after 9% gains in 2016 – Gold options signal more gains as ETF buying increases – Geopolitical uncertainty over North Korea & Middle East – Tensions high -World awaits […]

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11
Apr
2017

Bank of England Rigging LIBOR – Gold Market Too?

– Bank of England implicated in LIBOR scandal by BBC – “We’ve had some very serious pressure from the UK government and the Bank of England about pushing our Libors lower.” – “This goes much much higher than me” -UBS’ Tom Hayes – Libor distraction as all markets are manipulated today –  Central bank’s “rigging” bond markets […]

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