07
Feb
2017

Gold Prices Rising Mean “Impending Market Volatility”

Gold prices rising & up 6.6% YTD Signal “impending market volatility” World has never been more uncertain (see chart) Fear in Wall Street versus Fear in Washington Price of ‘plunge protection’ rising even as VIX remains low Smart money diversifying into gold Important to watch rising gold and rising bond yields  Gold may prove the […]

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06
Feb
2017

Gold Bullion Banks To “Open Vaults” In Transparency Push?

London Gold Bullion Banks To “Open Vaults” In Transparency Push London’s gold bullion market, which is centuries old, is said to be seeking transparency with plans to reveal how much gold bullion is held in vaults in and around London city according to gold bullion banks. These include gold bullion bars held and controlled by the […]

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03
Feb
2017

Ignore Sabre-Rattling and Buy Gold

Gold hits 12-week high USD Gold price up 4.85% in last month Sabre-rattling from Trump administration set-to benefit gold Iran upset and Middle East tensions could drive oil and gold prices up. Financial Times foresees “not only currency wars but a fully fledged trade confrontation that could be disastrous for the world economy.” Royal Mint […]

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02
Feb
2017

Buy Gold Because of Uncertainty not Doomsday

Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight World not been as close to self-destruction since 1953 Threat of nuclear powers, climate change and technology all considered heightened risks First time the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have singled out an individual – President Trump Doom-mongering is arguably distracting and uncertainties should be more considered Gold and silver […]

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01
Feb
2017

The Alternative Fact of the Cashless Society

Why gold will benefit from the alternative fact of the cashless society Alternative facts prevail in the European Commission’s calls for cash controls Terrorism is blamed for the need to control cash Evidence shows criminals find alternative ways to finance activities Citizens continue to want and to use cash in day-to-day life Cashless society is […]

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31
Jan
2017

Silver, Platinum and Palladium As Safe Havens – Reassessing Their Role

Precious Metals As Safe Havens – Reassessing Their Role New research confirms that not just gold but also the other precious metals –  silver, platinum and palladium bullion – act as safe havens, especially from ‘Economic Policy Uncertainty.’ This is something that is particularly prevalent today due to the ‘Hard Brexit’ impact on the UK and […]

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30
Jan
2017

Why 2017 Could See the Collapse of the Euro

2017 could be the year that the euro collapses according to Joseph Stiglitz writing in Fortune magazine and these concerns were echoed over the weekend by former Bundesbank vice-president and senior European Central Bank official, Jürgen Stark, when he said that the ‘destruction’ of the Eurozone may be necessary if countries are to thrive again. Stark and Stiglitz are too of […]

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27
Jan
2017

Dow 20K … US Debt $20 Trillion … Trump and $15,000 Gold

by Jan Skoyles, Editor Mark O’Byrne In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached 20,000 earlier this week for the first time in its 132 year history to much media fanfare. Bigcharts via Financial Sense Since Trump’s election US market indicators, including the Dow have been ticking up – […]

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26
Jan
2017

Switzerland’s Gold Exports To China Surge To 158 Tons In December

Switzerland’s Gold Exports To China Surge To 158 Tonnes In December Switzerland’s gold bullion exports to China saw a huge jump in December, climbing to 158 tons versus a much lower 30.6 tons in November –  a jump of 416%. According to Eddie van der Walt as reported on the Bloomberg terminal this morning, total Swiss […]

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25
Jan
2017

Blockchain – Central Banks Banking On It

Blockchain – Central Banks Banking On Blockchain “The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that’s required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust …” Satoshi Nakamoto (Unknown person or persons who […]

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