24
Jul
2017

Commercial Property Market In Dublin Is Inflated and May Burst Again

Commercial Property Market Is Inflated and May Burst Again by David McWilliams Dublin property investors had better hope that Brexit happens soon. They should also hope that it’s not just a ‘hard’ Brexit, but a granite Brexit — a Brexit that’s as hard as possible. They should be betting on the buffoonery of Boris Johnson, […]

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21
Jul
2017

Gold Hedges Against Currency Devaluation and Cost Of Fuel, Food, Beer and Housing

– Gold hedge against currency devaluation – cost of fuel, food, housing – True inflation figures reflect impact on household spending – Household items climbed by average 964% – Pint of beer sees biggest increase in basket of goods – rise of 2464% – Bread rises 836%, butter by 1023% and fuel (diesel) up by 1375% […]

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20
Jul
2017

Millennials Can Punt On Bitcoin, Own Gold and Silver For Long Term

– Bitcoin volatility shows not currency or safe haven but speculation – Volatility still very high in bitcoin and crypto currencies (see charts) – Bitcoin fell 25% over weekend; Recent high of $3,000 fell to below $1,900 – Bitcoin least volatile of cryptos, around 75% annualised volatility – Gold much more stable at just 10% annualised […]

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19
Jul
2017

“Time To Position In Gold Is Right Now” says Jim Rickards

– “Time to position in gold is right now” – James Rickards – Fed has hit the ‘pause’ button; No more rate hikes for foreseeable future – Fed’s theories “bear no relation to reality” and has “blundered by raising rates” – Growth is weak, inflation is weak, retail sales and real incomes are weak – Tight money, […]

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18
Jul
2017

Bloomberg Silver Price Survey – Median 12 Month Forecast Of $20

– Bloomberg silver price survey – Large majority bullish on silver – Silver median “12 month-forecast” of $20 – Precious metal analysts see silver “24 percent rally from current levels” – Investors are pouring money into silver ETFs – Speculative funds bearish even as ETF assets rise to record – Spec funds being bearish is bullish as […]

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17
Jul
2017

“Bigger Systemic Risk” Now Than 2008 – Bank of England

– Bank of England warn that “bigger systemic risk” now than in 2008 – BOE, Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) concerns re financial system – Banks accused of “balance sheet trickery” -undermining spirit of post-08 rules – EU & UK corporate bond markets may be bigger source of instability than ’08 – Credit card debt and car loan surge […]

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14
Jul
2017

“Financial Crisis” Coming By End Of 2018 – Prepare Urgently

“Financial Crisis Of Historic Proportions” Is “Bearing Down On Us” John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics latest research note, Prepare for Turbulence, is excellent and a must read warning about the coming financial crisis. Mind refreshed from what sounds like a wonderful honeymoon and having had the time to read some books outside his “comfort zone” he has come to the conclusion […]

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13
Jul
2017

Video – “Gold Should Probably Be $5000” – CME Chairman

Video – “Gold Should Probably Be $5000” – CME Chairman Duffy – Fed has caused “frustration” and “confusion” in market place – “If you adjust for inflation, you should have gold somewhere around 2 to 3,000 per ounce” – “If you look at what is going on the world, gold should probably be $5,000 to […]

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12
Jul
2017

India Gold Imports Surge To 5 Year High – 220 Tons In May Alone

– India gold imports in H1, 2017 greater than all of 2016 – India imported 521 tonnes of gold in first half of 2017 – H1 figure for gold imports $22.2 Bln versus $23 Bln in all ’16 – Gold demand was up 15% year- on-year in the first quarter – June gold imports climbed to […]

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11
Jul
2017

“Silver’s Plunge Is Nearing Completion”

– Silver’s plunge is nearing completion – Bloomberg analyst – Silver’s 10% sharp fall in seconds remains “mystery” – Plunge despite anemic global supply and strong demand – Total silver supply declined in ’16 – lowest level since ’13 – Silver mine production down in ’16, first time in 14 years – Total silver supply decreased by […]

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