Category Archive: Gold and its Price

Main Author Keith Weiner

Keith Weiner is president of the Gold Standard Institute USA in Phoenix, Arizona, and CEO of the precious metals fund manager Monetary Metals. He created DiamondWare, a technology company that he sold to Nortel Networks in 2008. He has his PhD from the New Austrian School of Economics. He lives with his wife near Phoenix, Arizona.
In March 2015 he moved his Gold Standard column from Forbes to SNBCHF.com.

Inflation and 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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Money and Markets Infographic Shows Silver Most Undervalued Asset

Money and Markets Infographic Shows Silver Most Undervalued Asset. Silver remains severely under owned and under valued asset. Entire silver market worth tiny $100 billion shown in one tiny square. “All of the World’s Money and Markets in One Visualization”. Must see ‘Money and Markets’ infographic shows relative size of key markets: silver bullion, gold bullion, cryptocurrencies/ bitcoin, largest companies, 50 richest people, Fed balance sheet,...

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Deepening Crisis In Hyper-inflationary Venezuela and Zimbabwe Show Why Physical Gold Is Ultimate Protection

Deepening Crisis In Hyper-inflationary Venezuela and Zimbabwe. Real inflation in Zimbabwe is 313 percent annually and 112 percent on a monthly basis. Venezuela's new 100,000-bolivar note is worth less oday thehan USD 2.50. Maduro announces plans to eliminate all physical cash. Gold rises in response to ongoing crises.

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UK Debt Crisis Is Here – Consumer Spending, Employment and Sterling Fall While Inflation Takes Off

UK debt crisis is here – consumer spending, employment and sterling fall while inflation takes off. Personal debt crisis coming to fore – litigation cases go beyond 2008 levels. October consumer spending fell by 2% in October, the fastest year-on-year decline in four years. Britons ‘face expensive Christmas dinner’ as food price inflation soars. Gold investors buying physical gold due to precarious UK and US outlook

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Protect Your Savings With Gold: ECB Propose End To Deposit Protection

Protect Your Savings With Gold: ECB Propose End To Deposit Protection. New ECB paper proposes ‘covered deposits’ should be replaced to allow for more flexibility. Fear covered deposits may lead to a run on the banks. Savers should be reminded that a bank’s word is never its bond and to reduce counterparty exposure. Physical gold enable savers to stay out of banking system and reduce exposure to bail-ins

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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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China Gold Import Jan-Sep 777t. Who’s Supplying?

While the gold price is slowly crawling upward in the shadow of the current cryptocurrency boom, China continues to import huge tonnages of yellow metal. As usual, Chinese investors bought on the price dips in the past quarters, steadfastly accumulating for a rainy day.

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Internet Shutdowns Show Physical Gold Is Ultimate Protection

Internet shutdowns (116 in two years) show physical gold is ultimate protection. Number of internet shutdowns increased in 2017 as 30 countries hit by shutdowns. Democratic India experienced 54 internet shutdowns in last two years; Brazil 2. EU country Estonia, a technologically advanced nation, experienced a shutdown. Gallup poll shows Americans more worried about cybercrime than violent crime. Governments use terrorist threat as reason for...

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Gold Coins and Bars Saw Demand Rise 17percent to 222T in Q3

Gold coins and bars saw demand rise 17% to 222t in Q3, driven largely by China. Chinese investors bought price dips, notching up fourth consecutive quarter of growth. Jewellery, ETF demand fell while gold coins and bars saw increased demand. Central banks bought a robust 111t of gold bullion bars (+25% y-o-y). Russia, Turkey & Kazakhstan account for 90% of 111t of central bank demand. Turkey increased gold purchases and saw broad based physical...

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Prepare For Interest Rate Rises And Global Debt Bubble Collapse

Diversify, rebalance investments and prepare for interest rate rises. UK launches inquiry into household finances as £200bn debt pile looms. Centuries of data forewarn of rapid reversal from ultra low interest rates. 700-year average real interest rate is 4.78% (must see chart). Massive global debt bubble – over $217 trillion (see table). Global debt levels are building up to a gigantic tidal wave.

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Platinum Bullion ‘May Be One Of The Only Cheap Assets Out There’

Platinum Bullion ‘May Be One Of The Only Cheap Assets Out There’Platinum “may be one of the cheap assets out there” and “is cheap when compared with stocks or bonds” according to Dominic Frisby writing in the UK’s best selling financial publication Money Week.

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A Different Powelling – Precious Metals Supply and Demand Report

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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Stumbling UK Economy Shows Importance of Gold

UK economy outlook bleak amid Brexit, debt woes and rising inflation. Confidence in UK housing market at five-year low. UK high street sales crash at fastest rate since 2009. Number registering as insolvent in England and Wales hit a five-year high in Q3. UK public finance hole of almost £20bn in the public finances set to grow to £36bn by 2021-22. Protect your savings with gold in the face of increased financial woes in UK.

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World’s Largest Gold Producer China Sees Production Fall 10 percent

Gold mining production in China fell by 9.8% in H1 2017. Decreasing mine supply in world’s largest gold producer and across the globe. GFMS World Gold Survey predicts mine production to contract year-on-year. Peak gold production being seen in Australia, world’s no 2 producer. Peak gold production globally while global gold demand remains robust.

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German Investors Now World’s Largest Gold Buyers

Today, gold is increasingly viewed by German investors as a regular form of saving: 25% of those surveyed in 2016 said their gold purchase had been part of a regular review of their investments, while 23% said it was part of their retirement planning.

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Gold Price Reacts as Central Banks Start Major Change

Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in ten years. President Trump announces Jerome Powell as his choice to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve. Most investors outside the US Dollar and Euro see gold prices climb after busy week of central bank news. Inflation now at five-year high of 3%. Inflation, low-interest rate, debt crises and bail-ins still threaten savers and pensioners.

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Why Switzerland Could Save the World and Protect Your Gold

Precious metals advisor Claudio Grass believes Switzerland can serve as an example to rest of world. Switzerland popular for gold storage due to understanding of the risks inherent in fiat money and gold’s value as a store of wealth. International investors opt to store gold in Swiss allocated accounts due to tradition of respecting private property.

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Invest In Gold To Defend Against Bail-ins

Italy’s Veneto banking meltdown destroyed 200,000 savers and 40,000 businesses. EU bail-in rules have wiped out billions for savers and and businesses, with more at risk. Bail-ins are not unique to Italy, all Western savers are at risk of seeing savings disappear. Counterparty-free, physical gold bullion is best defence against bail-ins.

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Gold and Silver Get Powelled – 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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Wozniak and Thiel Fuel Bitcoin-Gold Debate: Gold Comes Out On Top

Gold versus bitcoin debate makes further headlines as tech experts weigh in. Peter Thiel tells Saudi conference he believes bitcoin is underestimated and compares to gold. Steve Wozniak tells Money 20/20 that bitcoin is a better standard of value than gold and U.S. dollar. Both men recognise that the US dollar has little value and there are worthy competitors to its crown as reserve currency. Gold continues to hold its value and has multiple uses,...

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