Category Archive: 6a) Gold & Bitcoin

They’re Worried You Might Buy Bitcoin or 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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Germany’s Gold remains a Mystery as Mainstream Media cheer leads

On 9 February 2017, the Deutsche Bundesbank issued an update on its extremely long-drawn-out gold repatriation program, an update in which it claimed to have transferred 111 tonnes of gold from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to Germany during 2016, while also transferring an additional 105 tonnes of gold from the Banque de France in Paris to Germany during the same time-period.

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Importance of Hiding Gold Creatively and Securely If Taking Delivery

Why gold retains value? Interesting unknown gold facts. "Prepare your jaws for a sizeable drop!" History, finite, rare and peak gold. "It is beautiful to look at...". 'Heavy metal' - Thud sound of a gold bar (kilo). 'Going for gold' - Olympic gold medals to Chelthenham 'Gold Cup'.

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Art Market Bubble Bursting? Gauguin Priced At $85 Million Collapses 74 percent

Art Market Bubble Bursting? Russian Billionaire Takes 74% Loss On “Investment”. $85 Million Gauguin Bought By Dmitry Rybolovlev in 2008. Christie’s auctioned the work at its evening sale in London. Global art sales plummet, but China rises as ‘art superpower’. China soon to dominates global art and gold market. Art price volumes doubled since 2009. As currencies debase super rich seek out stores of value. Gold remains accessible store of value...

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The Gold-Silver Ratio Curiously Failed to Fall – 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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US Mint Releases New Fort Knox “Audit Documentation” The First Critical Observations.

In response to a FOIA request the US Mint has finally released reports drafted from 1993 through 2008 related to the physical audits of the US official gold reserves. However, the documents released are incomplete and reveal the audit procedures have not been executed proficiently. Moreover, because the Mint could not honor its promises in full the costs ($3,144.96 US dollars) of the FOIA request have been refunded.

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Gold Sector Update – What Stance is Appropriate?

We wanted to post an update to our late December post on the gold sector for some time now (see “Gold – Ready to Spring Another Surprise?” for the details). Perhaps it was a good thing that some time has passed, as the current juncture seems particularly interesting. We received quite a few mails from friends and readers recently, expressing concern about the inability of gold stocks to lead, or even confirm strength in gold of late. In light of...

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Are Rate Hikes Bad For Gold?

Here are two different looks at Fed rate hikes since Volcker. The charts are the same, but one presentation is a lot funnier than the other. Let’s take the fist chart and see what correlations exist between rate hikes and the US dollar index.

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Gold Up 9 percent, Silver 14 percent YTD As Le Pen’s Lead Widens

Gold up 1.5% in euros and dollars this week. Silver up 1.4% this week and now up 14.3% and is the best performing market YTD. Gold up 9% year to date – fourth consecutive higher weekly close and breaks resistance at $1,250/oz. Gold up 9.4% in euros year to date as Le Pen’s lead in polls widened. Gold up another 6.4% in sterling pounds year to date as ‘Hard Brexit’ looms.

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Don’t Short This Dog – 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 To Benefit from Rising Inflation and Higher Than “Official” China Gold Demand

Frank Holmes joins Lawrie Williams, Koos Jansen and many others in questioning the “official” Chinese gold demand numbers. Real gold demand is likely much higher than the official numbers. Inflation just got another jolt, rising as much as 2.5 percent year-over-year in January, the highest such rate since March 2012. Led by higher gasoline, rent and health care costs, consumer prices have now advanced for the sixth straight month.

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Russia Gold Buying Returns – Buys One Million Ounces In January

Russia Gold Buying Returns – Adds Substantial One Million Ounces To Reserves In January. Russia gold buying returned in January with the Russian central bank buying a very large 1 million ounces or 37 metric tonnes of gold bullion. The increase in the gold reserves came after Russia did not buy a single ounce in December – a move seen as potentially a signal or an olive branch to the U.S. and the incoming Trump administration.

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Greenspan Says Gold “Ultimate Insurance Policy” as has “Grave Concerns About Euro”

“The eurozone isn’t working …” warns Greenspan, “I view gold as the primary global currency” said Greenspan, “Significant increases in inflation will ultimately increase the price of gold”, “Investment in gold now is insurance…”

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If It Didn’t Abandon The Gold Standard, U.S. Empire Would Have Collapsed…

The U.S. will never go back on a gold standard. The notion that a U.S. Dollar backed by gold would solve our financial problems is pure folly. Why? Because, if the U.S. Empire didn’t abandon the gold standard in 1971, it would have collapsed decades ago. Unfortunately, some of the top experts in the precious metals community continue to suggest that revaluing gold much higher, to say…. $15,000-$50,000 an ounce, would bring confidence back into the...

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Gold Is Undervalued Say Leading Money Managers

Gold is undervalued according to a record number of fund managers. Last time gold was considered undervalued, the price surged. BAML surveyed 175 money managers with $543 billion in assets under management. 34% of investors believe protectionism is the biggest threat to markets. Gold viewed as the best protectionist investment by a third of investors.

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China Net Imported 1,300t Of Gold In 2016

For 2016 international merchandise trade statistics point out China has net imported roughly 1,300 tonnes of gold, down 17 % from 2015. The importance of measuring gold imports into the Chinese domestic gold market – which are prohibited from being exported – is to come to the best understanding on the division of above ground reserves in and outside the Chinese domestic market.

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Silver Futures Market Assistance – 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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What is Good for the Dollar is Bad for Gold

The Dollar Index is powering ahead, moving higher for the eighth consecutive session. Over the past 100 sessions, gold and the Dollar Index move in the opposite direction more than 90% of the time. The technical condition of gold is deteriorating.

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Gold Prices Up 6 percent YTD As Trump ‘Honeymoon’ Ends

Gold prices continued to shine this week reaching $1,244.70 per ounce and and has posted gains in five of the last six weeks. This week it reached a new three-month high – it’s highest since the Trump win and has climbed over 6% this year, beating the gains made in the same period in 2016.

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Gold Prices Rising As “World Has Never Been More Uncertain”

Gold prices rising & up 6.6% YTD. Signal “impending market volatility”. World has never been more uncertain (see chart). Fear in Wall Street versus Fear in Washington. Price of ‘plunge protection’ rising even as VIX remains low. Smart money diversifying into gold. Important to watch rising gold and rising bond yields. Gold may prove the “tell”.

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