Category Archive: 6) Gold and Austrian Economics

Merger Mania and the Kings of Debt

Another Early Warning Siren Goes Off. Our friend Jonathan Tepper of research house Variant Perception (check out their blog to see some of their excellent work) recently pointed out to us that the volume of mergers and acquisitions has increased rather noticeably lately. Some color on this was provided in an article published by Reuters in late May, “Global M&A hits record $2 trillion in the year to date”, which inter alia contained the...

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Russia Buys 600,000 oz Of Gold In May After Dumping Half Of US Treasuries In April

Russia adds another 600,000 oz to it’s gold reserves in May. Holdings of U.S. government debt slashed in half to $48.7 billion in April. ‘Keeping money safe’ from U.S. and Trump – Danske Bank. Trump increasing the national debt by another 6% to $21.1 trillion in less than 18 months. Asian nations accumulating gold as shield against dollar devaluation and trade wars.

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“Perfect Environment For Gold” As Fed To Weaken Dollar and Create Inflation

“Fed is tightening into weakness and will eventually over-tighten and cause a recession”. “More inflation and a weaker dollar” is “the perfect environment for gold”. Geopolitical shocks will return when least expected and gold will soar in flight to safety.

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In Gold, Silver and Bitcoin We Trust? Goldnomics Podcast with Ronald-Peter Stoeferle

In Gold, Silver and Bitcoin We Trust? Goldnomics Podcast (Episode 5) interview with Ronald-Peter Stoferle. We interview our friend Ronald-Peter Stoeferle, partner in Incrementum in Liechtenstein and author of the must read, annual gold report ‘In Gold We Trust’ in this the fifth episode of the Goldnomics Podcast.

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The Fed’s “Inflation Target” is Impoverishing American Workers

Redefined Terms and Absurd Targets. At one time, the Federal Reserve’s sole mandate was to maintain stable prices and to “fight inflation.”  To the Fed, the financial press, and most everyone else “inflation” means rising prices instead of its original and true definition as an increase in the money supply.  Rising prices are a consequence – a very painful consequence – of money printing.

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Cryptocurrency Technicals – Navigating the Bear Market

Long time readers may recall that we regard Bitcoin and other liquid big cap cryptocurrencies as secondary media of exchange from a monetary theory perspective for the time being. The wave of speculative demand that has propelled them to astonishing heights was triggered by market participants realizing that they have the potential to become money.

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Lift-Off Not (Yet) – Precious Metals Supply and Demand

Keith Weiner’s weekly look on Gold. Gold and silver prices, Gold-Silver Price Ratio, Gold basis and co-basis and the dollar price, Silver basis and co-basis and the dollar price.

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Gold Divergences Emerge

Bad Hair Day Produces Positive Divergences. On Friday the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China was apparently escalated by a notch to the next level, at least verbally. The Trump administration announced a list of tariffs that are supposed to come into force in three week’s time and China clicked back by announcing retaliatory action. In effect, the US government said: take that China, we will now really hurt our own consumers!  – and...

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Retail Capitulation – Precious Metals Supply and Demand

Keith Weiner’s weekly look on Gold. Gold and silver prices, Gold-Silver Price Ratio, Gold basis and co-basis and the dollar price, Silver basis and co-basis and the dollar price.

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“Without Gold I Would Have Starved To Death” – ECB Governor

– “Without gold I would have starved to death” – Ewald Nowotny, governor of Austrian central bank and member of ECB’s governing council – “I was born in 1944. When I was a baby, my mother could only buy food because she still had some gold coins…” – “When the going gets tough, gold becomes the ultimate money” reports Die Presse

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Swiss Government Pension Fund To Buy Gold Bars Worth Some $700 Million

Swiss Government Pension Fund Allocating 2% Of Pension Fund To Gold Bars. The Swiss government pension fund, Switzerland’s AHV/AVS fund, has decided to diversify into physical gold bars in their substantial CHF35.2bn (€30.5bn) pension portfolio. At the end of last week the first pillar buffer fund tendered a custodianship and storage for CHF 700m (EUR 600m / USD 700m / GBP 525m) in gold bars via IPE Quest.

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Industrial Commodities vs. Gold – Precious Metals Supply and Demand

Keith Weiner’s weekly look on Gold. Gold and silver prices, Gold-Silver Price Ratio, Gold basis and co-basis and the dollar price, Silver basis and co-basis and the dollar price.

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Get “Positioned In Gold” Now As “You Will Not Have Time To Get Positioned” Later

Get “Positioned In Gold” Now As “You Will Not Have Time To Get Positioned” In Physical Later. Guest post by Dominic Frisby of Money Week. This year’s “gold standard” of gold-related research has just come out. Conveniently enough – given gold’s “safe haven” reputation – it’s arrived just in time for another major financial market scare, this time in the form of Italy. Below, I consider some of the most pertinent points…

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Gold And Silver Bullion Obsolete In The Crypto Age?

What is the outlook for the global economy, financial markets, crypto currencies such as bitcoin and gold and silver bullion in the digital age? Fresh insights as CrushtheStreet.com interview Mark O’Byrne who gives his diagnosis on the outlook for gold in 2018, and looks at the long-term relevance of precious metals in the digital age of crypto and the blockchain alongside Bitcoin’s emergence as a potential digital store of value.

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In Gold We Trust, 2018

The New In Gold We Trust Report is Here! As announced in our latest gold market update last week, this year’s In Gold We Trust report by our good friends Ronald Stoeferle and Mark Valek has just been released. This is the biggest and most comprehensive gold research report in the world, and as always contains a wealth of interesting new material, as well as the traditional large collection of charts and data that makes it such a valuable reference...

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Wild Speculation in Crude Oil – Precious Metals Supply and Demand

Keith Weiner’s weekly look on Gold. Gold and silver prices, Gold-Silver Price Ratio, Gold basis and co-basis and the dollar price, Silver basis and co-basis and the dollar price.

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Gold Back Above $1300 – Trump Cancels Historic Summit – Silver “Ready To Breakout”

– Trump Cancels Historic Summit with North Korea. – US 10-Year Falls Below 3%, Gold Jumps Back Above $1300. – “Inflation Overshoot Could Be Helpful” – Latest FOMC Minutes. – Gold Demand in Turkey as Lira falls sharply, true inflation near 40%. – EU Crisis Looming as Italy Plan Outright ‘Money Printing’ with ‘Mini-Bots’. – Silver Trading in Tight $1 range, Pressure Building for a Breakout.

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‘Nightmare Scenario’ For EU Bond Markets As Anti-Euro Italian Goverment Takes Power

Firebrand populists of Left and Right are poised to take power in Italy, forming the first “anti-system” government in a major West European state since the Second World War. Leaders of the radical Five Star Movement and the anti-euro Lega party have been meeting to put the finishing touches on a coalition of outsiders, the “nightmare scenario” feared by foreign investors and EU officials in equal measure.

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Gold Looks A Better Bet Than UK Property

Dominic Frisby of Money Week looks at the historical relationship between UK house prices and gold (including some great charts), and concludes that your money is better off in the yellow metal than bricks and mortar.

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Is Political Decentralization the Only Hope for Western Civilization?

A couple of recent articles have once more made the case, at least implicitly, for political decentralization as the only viable path which will begin to solve the seemingly insurmountable political, economic, and social crises which the Western world now faces.

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