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.

To Frexit or Not to Frexit – 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.

Gold Sovereigns – ‘Treasure’ Trove Found In UK – Don’t Be The Piano Owner

The gold sovereigns – semi-numismatic gold coins made up of both gold sovereigns and half gold sovereigns dating from the reigns of Victoria, Edward VII and George V – were discovered inside an old piano after it was donated to a school last year.

Silver, Platinum and Palladium as Investments – Research Shows Diversification Benefits

Silver, platinum and palladium see increased role as investment vehicles. Increase in academic output on the white precious metals is in line with this. Silver and particularly gold are safe haven assets. Silver was a safe haven at times during which...

Trump To “Bully” Fed Into Printing Money – Negative for Stocks, Positive for Gold

David McWilliams has written an interesting article in which he puts forward the case that Trump is likely to turn on the “enemy within,” the Federal Reserve and bully them into “printing money.” He points out that this was seen in 1971 when Nixon...

Silver Production Has “Huge Decline” In 2nd Largest Producer Peru

Silver production sees “huge decline” in Peru. Production -12% in one month in 2nd largest producer. Silver decline is due to ‘exhaustion of reserves’ in Peru. GFMS recognise that ‘Peak Silver’ was reached in 2015. Global silver market had large net...

Gold-Silver Divergence – 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.

Gold Bullion Erases Post- Election Fall as Trump Wrong on Dollar – Daily Prophet

President Donald Trump sent currency markets into a tizzy late Wednesday when he signaled his preference for a weaker dollar. “I think our dollar is getting too strong, and partially that’s my fault because people have confidence in me,” Trump told the...

Death Spiral for the LBMA Gold and Silver auctions?

In a bizarre series of events that have had limited coverage but which are sure to have far-reaching consequences for benchmark pricing in the precious metals markets, the LBMA Gold Price and LBMA Silver Price auctions both experienced embarrassing...

Perth Mint Silver Bullion Sales Rise 43 percent In March

Perth Mint’s silver bullion sales rise 43% in March. Perth Mint’s monthly gold coin, bars sales fall 12%. Gold silver ratio of 32 – 32 times more silver ounces sold. Gold: 22,232 oz and Silver: 716,283 oz – bullion coins and minted bars sold. Gold is...

Gold Price Surges Above Key 200 Day Moving Average $1270 Level

Gold price breaks above key 200-day moving average. Gold hits 5-month high on back of investor nervousness. Safe haven has 10% gains in 2017 after 9% gains in 2016. Gold options signal more gains as ETF buying increases. Geopolitical uncertainty over...

Bank of England Rigging LIBOR – Gold Market Too?

Bank of England implicated in LIBOR scandal by BBC. “We’ve had some very serious pressure from the UK government and the Bank of England about pushing our Libors lower.” “This goes much much higher than me”- UBS’ Tom Hayes. Libor distraction as all...

Gold – An Overview of Macroeconomic Price Drivers

Fundamental Analysis of Gold. As we often point out in these pages, even though gold is currently not the generally used medium of exchange, its monetary characteristics continue to be the main basis for its valuation. Thus, analysis of the gold market...

Mea Culpa – 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.

Gold Silver Oil Spike After U.S. Bombs Syria

Gold silver oil spike after U.S. bombs Syria. Gold and silver spike 1% as oil rises 1.4%. Gold breaks 200 day moving average, 4th week of gains. Stocks fall after U.S. strikes in Syria rattle markets.  U.S. missiles hit airbase; Lavrov says no Russian...

Strange Moves in Gold, Federal Reserve Policy and Fundamentals

Something odd happened late in the day in Wednesday’s trading session, which prompted a number of people to mail in comments or ask a question or two. Since we have discussed this issue previously, we decided this was a good opportunity to briefly...

Gold, Silver Best Performing Assets In Q1, 2017

Gold, silver two of the best performing assets in the first quarter of 2017 with gains of  8% and 14% respectively. Gold outperforms benchmarks – S&P 500 up 6%, MSCI (All Country World Index) up 6.4% (see tables). Nasdaq and German DAX rise 11.8% and...

The Balance of Gold and Silver – 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.

Brexit Gold Buying – UK Demand for Gold Bars Surges 39 percent

As the UK triggered its formal departure from the European Union yesterday, gold demand from UK investors remained ongoing and robust with increased numbers of British investors diversifying into physical gold in order to hedge the considerable...

Putting Pennies in the Fuse Box – 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.

Safe Haven Gold Rises 2.5 percent As Stocks Fall and ‘Trump Trade’ Fades

Gold and silver jumped another 1% overnight in Asia, building on the respective 1.5% and 2.2% gains seen last week. The ‘Trump trade’ is fading, impacting stock markets and risk off has returned to global markets with the Nikkei, S&P 500 futures and...
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