Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tag: Gold

China Reserves Hover Above $3 Trillion on Government Support

China's foreign currency holdings remained above $3 trillion in December even as the yuan capped its steepest annual decline in more than two decades. Reserves fell $41.08 billion to $3.01 trillion, the People’s Bank of China said in a statement Saturday. That matched a $3.01 trillion estimate in a Bloomberg survey...

Bonds bloodied as Trump spending plans spur dollar

Routs in global bonds and emerging markets intensified, while the dollar climbed with base metals as investors positioned for the wave of fiscal stimulus that Donald Trump has pledged to unleash. The yield on 30-year Treasuries rose to the highest since January, with last week’s record debt selloff bleeding into...

James Rickards: The Petro Dollar Is Dead, Dollar Devaluation, Pensions Lost, World Currency

James Rickards is the Editor of Strategic Intelligence, a financial newsletter, and Director of The James Rickards Project, an inquiry into the complex dynamics of geopolitics + global capital. He is the author of The New Case for Gold (April 2016), and two New York Times best sellers, The...

The Dreadful Chronology of Gaddafi’s Murder

Jean-Paul Pougala’s April 14, 2011 piece in Pambazuka News titled “The Lies Behind the West’s War on Libya” describes how Africa first developed its own transcontinental communications system by purchasing a telecommunications satellite on December 26, 2007: the African Development Bank ponied up $50 million toward the nearly $400...

David Stockman: America Now Lives Under A Perverted Regime

The rise of Trump—and Bernie Sanders too—vastly transcends ordinary politics. In fact, it reaches deep into a ruined national economy that has morphed into rank casino capitalism under the misguided policies and faithless rule of the Washington and Wall Street elites. This epic deformation has delivered historically unprecedented set-backs to...

UK Parliament report details how NATO’s 2011 war in Libya was based on lies

British investigation: Gaddafi was not going to massacre civilians; Western bombing made Islamist extremism worse. A new report by the British Parliament shows that the 2011 NATO war in Libya was based on an array of lies. “Libya: Examination of intervention and collapse and the UK's future policy options,” an investigation...

Gold is doing something it’s only done twice in the past decade

Gold may be worth more than what traders have decided is the spot price. There's a correlation between gold price changes and the rate at which central banks bought assets to expand their balance sheets, according to Deutsche Bank's Michael Hsueh and Grant Sporre. And the pace of balance-sheet expansion —...

Song Xin: Increase Gold Reserves And Join SDR

The Chairman of the China Gold Association and General Manager and Party Committee Secretary of China National Gold Group Corporation, the latter being China's largest gold mining enterprise, is Song Xin and happens to be one of my favorite commentators in China. This gentleman made waves in July 2014...

Gold’s Rally Means Old Rings Are Headed to the Melting Pot

The surprising rebound in gold prices this year has given new life to unwanted jewelry, coins and trinkets -- in the melting pot. More than a third of the world’s bullion supply usually comes from recycled metal, but purchases at pawn shops and cash-for-gold companies had slowed during a three-year slump...

Lord Rothschild: This Is The Greatest Experiment In Monetary Policy In The History Of...

Two months ago, the bond manager of what was once the world's biggest bond fund had a dire prediction about how "all of this" will end (spoiler: not well). Gross: Global yields lowest in 500 years of recorded history. $10 trillion of neg. rate bonds. This is a supernova that...

Gold Prices Will Rise with Peak Mining Exploration

Unlike re-printable fiat currency, gold is money because there is a finite amount of it. The Fed can’t produce more gold whenever it wants. For this reason, gold has functioned as a barter and wealth preservation system for thousands of years. But how much gold is left in the...

The Last Known Gold Mine

Gold is one of the rarest elements in the world, making up roughly 0.003 parts per million of the earth's crust. (For some perspective, one part per million, when converted into time, is equivalent to one minute in two years. Gold is even rarer than that.) If we took...

China and Russia continues to buy into bullion

The strength of the U.S. dollar is boosting gold sales in China and Russia as the two countries bulk up their official reserves with bullion. Returns on European currencies have continued to creep lower, with the Euro causing particular concern for global investors. With weaker than expected economic data...

Why is the gold price rising? Five forces driving the precious metal

Hoarding gold is a centuries-old reaction to times of crisis, and the aftermath of the EU referendum vote is no different. The yellow metal has soared in value since Britain voted to leave the European Union as investors shoot towards traditional "safe haven" assets. Prices have reached a three-year high as Brexit worries intensify. An ounce of gold is now worth...

Selling spree: Price spike dulls gold’s luster for Indian buyers

While high-end jewelry shops in Mumbai's Zaveri bazaar are scratching for customers after a jump in local gold prices, Jitendra Jain, a scrap gold buyer in India's biggest bullion market, is doing brisk business. "Since prices have risen, I decided to sell old jewelry that I stopped using long back,"...

Silver Up 44.7% in First Half of 2016

While investors have primarily focused on gold’s bull run, silver has quietly outperformed the yellow metal. Between Jan. 1 and July 11, the price of silver increased 44.7%, according to the Silver Institute. The price of gold increased 27.7% in that same time period. The Silver Institute said the surge in...

Japanese Turning to Gold as Their Economy Spirals into Central Bank Oblivion

The Japanese economy is sliding into oblivion pulled along by central bank policy. In response, the Japanese people are buying gold. Economic growth has languished in Japan for nearly two decades despite extraordinary monetary policy including negative interest rates and round after round of stimulus. The government even flirted with...

Sorry, gold and silver lovers, the party’s almost over

The precious metals may be in a bear market for another 10 to 15 years. Precious metals have been one of the best places to be in the market in 2016. As of July 8, gold had surged 31% from its December 2015 lows, while silver had skyrocketed by 50%. During...

Chinese fund eyes Glencore’s gold mine in Kazakhstan

China's Silk Road Fund, a US$40 billion pool set up to invest along the ancient trade routes with Central Asia, is discussing a joint bid for Glencore Plc’s gold mine in Kazakhstan. The fund is partnering with China National Gold Group Corp on a possible joint offer for the Vasilkovskoye...

Alan Greenspan wants the US to go back on the gold standard

"Under a gold standard, the amount of credit that an economy can support is determined by the economy’s tangible assets, since every credit instrument is ultimately a claim on some tangible asset. The abandonment of the gold standard made it possible for the welfare statists to use the...

Here’s why silver is shining brighter than gold

Silver prices hit a two-year high Monday, climbing above $21 an ounce, as the precious metal continues to gain from the safe-haven rally following the UK referendum, driven mostly by a sudden jump in Chinese demand. Asian buyers scooped up vast volumes of physical silver overnight, with the Shanghai Futures...

Why gold investors should look at silver too

Silver prices hit a two-year high above $21 per ounce on Monday, as precious metals continue to gain from the safe-haven rally following the U.K. referendum. Some investors say silver has further to run and may be a better bet than gold. "Silver is a metal that most people don't really...

Why Gold Is Now In A New Bull Market

Investors’ interest in gold peaked in September 2011, when it was generally agreed upon that the endless rounds of quantitative easing policies by the world’s central banks will result in rising inflationary pressures, while concerns over a potential Euro Zone break-up ran rampant, as government finances in countries such...

Gold is the only option for when paper currencies die – and that could...

Recent history has been a long and volatile ride for gold investors. The recent Fed decision... The “Brexit” leave vote... Today I want to take a look at gold – and in particular...the case AGAINST the Midas metal... Starting from a low of about $250 per ounce in mid-1999, gold staged a spectacular...

U.S. Stocks Fall With Global Shares, Pound on Brexit; Gold Gains

The aftershocks of the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union reverberated across financial markets after a weekend of political turmoil, with the pound extending its record selloff and European equities dropping to levels last seen in February. The S&P 500 dropped 1.8 percent to the lowest since mid-March, while...

A Stunning Email About Brexit Vote As Elites Panic And Global Collapse Edges Closer

After the stunning Brexit vote to “Leave” the EU followed by turmoil in world markets, today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE, historic moves in currencies, and major global events, warned the elites are now panicking as global collapse edges closer. But first, the powerful...

Brexit wipes $2tn off markets as Moody’s lowers UK credit rating outlook

Amid concerns that the EU referendum result risks sparking fresh financial crisis, Bank of England governor says it is ready to do whatever is needed. The ratings agency Moody's has lowered the outlook for the UK's credit rating from stable to negative amid what it said would prove a prolonged...

Asia markets capitulate as UK votes to leave European Union

Asian stocks cratered, gold prices surged and the dollar briefly plunged below 100 against the yen on Friday as financial markets were rocked by results from the UK referendum on European Union (EU) membership that pointed to a Brexit. The UK voted to leave the EU, a dramatic turn that...

This is Brexit: London and European stocks get crushed

Stocks in London and Europe plunged headlong into some of their biggest falls in years after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union. As the day progressed, the market panic calmed down a bit and London's main FTSE 100 index recovered, closing with a loss of 3.2%. Earlier in...

Brexit: buy gold searches up 500% after pound nosedives

Internet searches for 'buy gold' spiked by a staggering 500 per cent in the hours following the UK's decisions to leave the EU, according to Google Trends. The price of the precious metal went up as much as 8.1 per cent to nearly $1,360 an ounce, its highest level since...

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