Category Archive: 6a) Gold & Bitcoin

Gold Prices Break 6-Year-Long Downtrend On Safe Haven and 50percent Surge In Chinese Demand

Gold prices break 6 year down trend on safe haven demand (see charts). Chinese gold demand set to surge 50% to 1,000 metric tonnes. Chinese demand for gold bars on track to surge more than 60 percent in 2017. Geopolitical risk internationally leading to safe haven demand. UK election, terrorism and rising tensions in Middle East supporting gold after attacks in London and attacks in Iran today.

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Stocks, Bonds, Euro, and Gold Go Up – 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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Deposit Bail In Risk as Spanish Bank’s Stocks and Bonds Crash

Deposit bail in risk as stocks and bonds of Spanish bank – Banco Popular – crash. Banco Popular stock crashes most on record – down 63% this year to 34 euro cents. Spanish bank tells employees – “Don’t panic”. Risk of Spanish banking crisis as Banco Popular credit curve inverts. Banco Popular needs to find at least €4 billion more capital – analysts.

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Uncertainty Thanks to Twitter and UK Elections

Gold hits five-week high. Reaches $1,273.74/oz, highest since April 25th. Sterling recovers after UK polls point towards a hung Parliament. Expected Fed-tightening capped gains. 90-dead in Kabul, further signs of increasing tension in Middle East. Trump expected to pull out of Paris Accord and Trump’s anti-Iran axis already feuding.

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Silver Bullion In Secret Bull Market

Do you think silver is poised to go higher? I sure do. That’s because I’m watching what is going on in the world’s silver ETFs. I’m also watching the mountain of forces that are piling up to push the metal higher. Look at this chart. It shows all the metal held by the world’s physical silver ETFs (black line). And all the metal held by the world’s physical gold ETFs (blue line) …

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Gold Data Science – 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’s Advantages Over Fiat Currency – An Interview with Claudio Grass

Central Banks Produce Dire Consequences for the Free Market. Todd “Bubba” Horwitz has recently produced a podcast with our friend Claudio Grass of Global Gold, which we can be called up further below. Bubba has provided a summary of the topics discussed, an edited version of which you find below as well.

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New Gold Pool at the BIS Basle: Part 2 – Pool vs Gold for Oil

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. The series focuses on collusive discussions and meetings that took place between the world’s most powerful central bankers in late 1979 and 1980 in an attempt to launch a central bank Gold Pool cartel to manipulate and control the free market price of gold. The meetings centered around the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basle, Switzerland.

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Manchester Attack Sees Asian Stocks Fall, Gold Firm

The appalling attack in Manchester overnight in which over 22 people have been killed has led to a slight uptick in risk aversion in markets. Investors are cautious after police said they were treating a bombing at a concert in the Manchester Arena as a “terrorist incident”.

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Gold Investment Is the Ultimate Guide for Tech Investors In 500 Words

Tech is the umbrella word for all things fashionable to invest in right now. Take the recent flotation of Snap Inc. (parent company of teen and narcissists’ favourite app SnapChat), everyone wanted in on the $20 billion flotation. Snap is likely a sign of a tech bubble that will cost a lot of savers and investors huge amounts of money … again.

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The Gnome Underpants Gold Model – 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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New Gold Pool at the BIS Basle, Switzerland: Part 1

“In the Governor’s absence I attended the meeting in Zijlstra’s room in the BIS on the afternoon of Monday, 10th December to continue discussions about a possible gold pool. Emminger, de la Geniere, de Strycker, Leutwiler, Larre and Pohl were present.”  

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An update on SGE Vault Withdrawals and SGE Price Premiums

In 2016, withdrawals of gold from the Shanghai Gold Exchange totalled 1970 tonnes, the 4th highest annual total on record. This was 24% less than SGE gold withdrawals recorded in 2015, which reached a cumulative 2596 tonnes (See Koos Jansen’s 6 January 2017 blog at BullionStar “How The West Has Been Selling Gold Into A Black Hole” for more details of the 2016 withdrawals).

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Cyber Attacks Show Vulnerability of Digital Systems and Digital Currencies

Cyber Attacks Show Vulnerability of Digital Systems and Digital Currencies – Cyberattacks expected to spread today in “second phase”– UK intelligence says scale of threat significant– Microsoft slams NSA for letting hacking tools cause global malware epidemic– Ransomware attack already crippled more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries– 1.3 million computer systems believed to be at risk

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History of Gold – Interesting Facts and Changes Over 50 Years

History of Gold – How the gold industry has changed over 50 years. Thomson Reuters GFMS have compiled an interesting high level history of the gold industry in the last fifty years. Topics covered and interesting historical facts to note include: Gold market size– Gold mine production “peaked in 2015”. South African production collapse from 1,000 tonnes.

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A Bumper Under that Silver Elevator – 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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Will Gold or Silver Pay the Higher Interest Rate?

This question is no longer moot. As the world moves inexorably towards the use of metallic money, interest on gold and silver will return with it. This raises an important question. Which interest rate will be higher?

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Silver Elevator Keeps Going Down – 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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Keiser Report Interview: Peak Gold, Silver On Small Finite Planet

Peak Gold and Silver On “Small Finite Planet” With Near Infinite Currency. Peak gold and silver and the case for peak precious metals on “our small, finite planet” was the topic for discussion on the latest episode of the the Keiser Report.

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London Property Market Vulnerable To Crash

London property market vulnerable to crash. House prices in London are falling. London property up 84% in 10 years (see chart). House prices have risen over 450% in 20 years. Brexit tensions as seen over weekend and outlook for U.K. economy to impact property. Global property bubble fragile – Risks to global economy. Gold bullion a great hedge for property investors.

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