12
Aug
2016

Money “Madness” Negative Interest Rates Sees Gold Buying Surge

Gold buying surged to record levels in H1, 2016 due to increasing concerns about the political, economic and monetary outlook. In particular, deepening concerns about the negative interest rate money “madness” of central banks today. Heike Hofmann sells fruit and vegetables in Germany. She reacted to negative rates by cutting spending & buying gold bars. Photo: Georgi […]

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11
Aug
2016

Gold Investment Demand Reaches Record In First Half 2016 On “Perfect Storm”

Gold investment demand surged to a record in the first half of 2016 and overtook the previous high seen during the 2009 financial crisis on a “perfect storm” for gold according to the ‘Gold Demand Trends Q2 2016’ report which was released by the World Gold Council today. Western investors especially in Europe saw the greatest […]

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10
Aug
2016

Peak Gold – Did Gold Production Peak in 2015?

‘Peak Gold’ is happening which has important ramifications for the gold market and is another long term positive fundamental. This is why we were one of the first analysts to consider the peak gold phenomenon back in 2007 and 2008 (see here) and have considered peak gold frequently over the years. One of the more astute gold analysts […]

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09
Aug
2016

Financial Times: “Victory For Gold Bulls Is Only Just Beginning”

The Financial Times published an interesting article today in which Diego Parrilla, author, investment expert and precious metals specialist, outlines the positive case for gold and why the gains seen this year are just the beginning of a new gold bull market: Parrilla begins: “Gold prices have rallied more than 30 per cent since the lift-off in […]

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08
Aug
2016

Irish Banks Most Vulnerable In Stress Tests – Banking Contagion In EU Cometh

– Irish banks vulnerable in stress tests: AIB/ BofI amongst worst 5 banks in EU – Ulster Bank’s parent Royal Bank of Scotland emerged as 2nd worst bank – AIB, Banca MPS especially vulnerable & ‘failed’ in adverse scenario (see table) – Impairment of financial assets was the largest negative contributor to results – Bad loans […]

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05
Aug
2016

Gold In Sterling 2.2% Higher After Bank Of England Cuts To 0.25% and Expands QE

Gold in sterling was 2.2% higher yesterday and was marginally higher in dollar terms after the Bank of England cut interest rates to all time, 322 year record low at 0.25% and surprised markets by renewing and aggressively expanding quantitative easing or QE. Sterling fell sharply on markets and gold rose from £1,014/oz to over £1,036/oz […]

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04
Aug
2016

Buy Gold and “Real Assets” Says the ‘Bond King’

Buy gold and “real assets” and not bonds is the financial advice of the “Bond King”, Bill Gross in his latest must read newsletter which covers everything from his favoured assets to sex. ‘Bond King’ Bill Gross (Bloomberg) Gross, the founder of and ex boss of the largest bond fund in the world PIMCO, now […]

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03
Aug
2016

Gold Bullion – The Ultimate Monetary Solution

Gold Bullion – The Ultimate Monetary Solution Editors Note: We are happy to publish another interesting and thought provoking piece by one of our contributors David Bryan: Astounding levels of debt in the western world in particular is the greatest financial, economic and monetary challenge facing the world today. To get debt under control is imperative. […]

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02
Aug
2016

Silver Kangaroo Coins – Sales Surge To Over 10 Million

Silver kangaroo coins have seen sales surge to over 10 million coins which is double the expected demand for the year. Silver Kangaroo Coins 1 oz (2016) Introduced to the market less than 11 months ago in September 2015 at a launch attended by GoldCore, sales of the new release Perth Mint’s 2016 Australian Kangaroo 1 ounce […]

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29
Jul
2016

Trump, Clinton, “Ugliest” Election Coming – Gold’s “Summer Doldrums” Prior To Resumption of Bull Market

The Trump and Clinton election is set to be one of the “ugliest” and “messiest” U.S. elections ever, astute gold analyst Frank Holmes warned this week. He believes this is a reason to own gold and will be one of the factors that will see a resumption of gold’s bull market after the summer doldrums which […]

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