11
Jan
2016

Must See Presentation: “Wealth” of “Positive Catalysts” for Gold

Grant Williams gave another must see presentation at the Mines and Money Conference in London last month, laying out why he believes the gold price is languishing despite a wealth of what would ordinarily be “positive catalysts.” Williams’ presentation is titled “Gold: The Unsurance Policy — Love It or Loathe It.” It is 28 minutes long and can be […]

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08
Jan
2016

Gold Higher In Most Currencies in 2015 – Up 4% This Week

– Gold acts as safe haven in 2015 … for those who need safe haven – Gold gains in CAD, AUD, NZD, ZAR, RUB & most emerging market currencies – Gold essentially flat in EUR (-0.3%) as ECB QE supports gold – Gold lower in USD, GBP, CNY, INR, JPY, CHF – Of 18 major currencies, gold […]

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07
Jan
2016

Perth Mint Silver Coins Sales Surge 56%, Gold Sales Drop 16% In 2015

The Perth Mint’s annual silver coins sales surged 56%, while gold sales fell 16% in 2015, as silver stackers continued to accumulate silver coins and bars and the new silver nugget or kangaroo coin (1 oz and 5 oz) saw very high levels of demand. The Perth Mint’s gold sales rose in December from the prior […]

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06
Jan
2016

Gold Price Up On Mid East, Asia Risk – January Best Monthly Performance

– Gold up 2.5% in January on stock falls, Korea nuclear test, Middle East tensions – Gold up an average of 4.4% in January over past decade – January positive month for gold and silver Gold prices hit a four-week high today over $1,088 per ounce, extending gains for the third day and leading to a […]

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05
Jan
2016

Brave New World of Bank Bail-Ins As Of January 1st

On January 1st, 2016, the new bail-in regime became law putting at risk the deposits of savers and companies in the EU. EU countries join the UK, the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand in having plans for bail-ins in the event of banks and other large financial institutions getting into difficulty. It is now the […]

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04
Jan
2016

Gold Bullion’s 2016 Upleg

Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support in 2015 and wishing you and yours a healthy, prosperous and happy 2016. Adam Hamilton of Zeal Intelligence has looked at gold’s prospects in 2016 and he thinks the worst may be over for the yellow metal. He is a newsletter writer and consultant and is an expert […]

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31
Dec
2015

2015 Year In Review – Scenic Vistas from Mount Stupid

Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support in 2015 and wishing you and yours a healthy, prosperous and happy 2016. David Collum has again conducted a comprehensive, insightful and frequently witty review of the year past. Collum is a professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University. In addition to his academic interests, he authors an […]

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29
Dec
2015

McWilliams: Economic Lessons from the Age of the Pharaohs

“Joseph urged the Pharaoh to set aside one fifth of the crop in the good times and store the grain to ease the famine in the bad times, because if he didn’t do that, the good times would be forgotten and all the people would remember was the bad times. This wouldn’t be politically good […]

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22
Dec
2015

Russia Gold “Buying Spree” Continues – Buy 22 Tons In November

– Russia adds another 700,000 ounces (22 tonnes) to gold reserves in November – Russian ally Kazakhstan increased gold reserves for 38th month – 7 Mil ounces – Russia has added 197.1 tonnes in 2015 – Compared with 172 tonnes in all 2014 – November gold buying is Russia’s ninth straight month of increase – […]

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18
Dec
2015

5 Key Charts Show Rising Interest Rates Good For Gold Bullion

Gold fell to the lowest level in dollar terms since 2009 yesterday after the Fed’s “historic” 25 basis point interest rate rise on Wednesday. The rate hike has been heralded as the “end of cheap money.” This may or may not be the case but what is more important for precious metal buyers is the […]

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