Tag Archive: Daily Market Update

How Gold Bullion Protects From Conflict And War

What Steel’s study shows is that, as with any monetary force, it is how it is managed rather than what it is that carries responsibility for conflicts and the resulting financial situation. Steel’s work also demonstrates the strength and protection access to gold will give a country or army during times of conflict.

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Silver Bullion Prices Set to Soar

Gold prices have far outpaced gains in silver so far this year, but silver will emerge as the winner for the second year in a row. With a per-ounce price of $17.41 for silver futures as of Friday, analysts say the white metal is poised for a big climb, particularly as the gold-to-silver ratio stands well above historical averages.

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Brexit UK Vulnerable As Gold Bar Exports Distort UK Trade Figures

Brexit UK vulnerable as gold bar exports distort UK trade figures. Britain’s gold exports worth more than any other physical export. Gold accounted for more than one in ten pounds of UK exports in July 2017. UK’s stock of wealth has collapsed from a surplus of £469bn to a net deficit of £22bn – ONS error. Brexiteers argue majority of trade is outside EU, this is due to large London gold exports. Single gold bar (London Good Delivery) is, at today’s...

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Global Outlook – Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD World: News in Charts

Global Outlook – Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD World: News in Charts by Fathom Consulting via Thomson Reuters. Alarm bells are ringing for economic fundamentalists such as Fathom Consulting. Asset prices look increasingly out of step with fundamentals, and in some cases they look downright bubbly. And other geopolitical developments are similarly alarming. One might even describe them as…

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Young Guns of Gold Podcast – ‘The Everything Bubble’

Young Guns of Gold Podcast – ‘The Everything Bubble’. Precious Metal Roundtable discuss gold in 2017 and outlook. Gold +9.1% year to date; Performing well given Fed raising rates, lack of volatility and surge in stock markets. “People are expecting too much from gold”. Economy: Inflation indicators, recession on the horizon, global debt issues. Global demand: ETF inflows, Russia central bank purchases, Germany investment figures and international...

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London House Prices Are Falling – Time to Buckle Up

London house prices fall in September: first time in eight years. High-end London property fell by 3.2% in year. House sales down by over a very large one-third. Global Real Estate Bubble Index – see table. Brexit, rising inflation and political uncertainty causing many buyers to back away from market. U.K. housing stock worth record £6.8 trillion, almost 1.5 times value of LSE and more than the value of all the gold in world.

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Perth Mint Gold Coins Sales Double In September

Perth Mint gold coins see sales double on month in September. Perth Mint silver bullion coin sales surge 78% in September. Perth Mint sold 46,415 ounces of gold in September. Nearly six times more gold coins sold at Perth Mint than U.S. Mint in September. Sales surge at Perth Mint from low base; could indicate trend change and higher demand in coming months

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Gold Investment In Germany Surges – Now World’s Largest Gold Buyers

Gold investment in Germany surged in past 10 years. Germans are largest gold buyers in world: WGC research. Gold investment in Germany surges to €6.8B in 2016. Gold demand per person is highest in world – double Chinese, UK and U.S. demand. Gold one of the most popular investment for retail investors especially those with high incomes. 59% of respondents agreed with the statement that gold will never lose its value in the long-term. 48% agreed with...

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Yahoo Hacking Highlights Cyber Risk and Increasing Importance of Physical Gold

Yahoo admits every single one of 3 billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft. Equifax hacking and security breach exposes half of the U.S. population. Some 143 million people vulnerable to identity theft. Deloitte hack compromised sensitive emails and client data. JP Morgan hacked and New York Fed hacked and robbed. International hacking group steals $300 million. Global digital banking and financial system not secure

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Run On The Pound? Jeremy Corbyn Says Should Plan For

Run On The Pound ? Jeremy Corbyn Says Should Plan For. Right to plan for ‘run on pound’ if Labour wins says Corbyn and Labour party . British pound already down 20% since Brexit, collapse already in play. Run on the pound likely due to Labour’s ‘command economy’ approach. Collapse in Sterling would undermine UK financial system. Portfolios holding sterling and related assets would be significantly affected. Pension funds and property the most...

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Safe Haven Silver To Outperform Gold In Q4 And In 2018

Safe haven silver to outperform gold in Q4 and 2018. “Expect silver to eventually outperform gold” say Metals Focus. 2017 YTD, silver has underperformed gold, climbing by 5% versus 11%. Silver undervalued versus gold and especially stocks, bonds and many property markets. Will follow gold’s reactions to macroeconomic & geopolitical factors and should outperform gold. Special report on India shows it accounts for just 16% of global silver demand....

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Gold Standard Resulted In “Fewer Catastrophes” – FT

“Going off gold did the opposite of what many people think” – FT Alphaville. “Surprising” findings show benefits of Gold Standard. Study by former Obama advisor in 1999 and speech by Bank of England economist in 2017 make case for gold. UK economy was ‘much less prone to extremes’ under than the gold standard – research shows. ‘Gold standard seems to have produced fewer catastrophes for Britain’ – data shows . FT still wary of gold standard arguing...

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Financial Advice From Man Who Made $1+ Billion in 1929 – Importance Of Being Patient and “Sitting”

Listen to Jesse Livermore and ignore the noise of short term market movements, central bank waffle and daily headlines. Stock and bond markets are overvalued but continue to climb… for now. What goes up must come down and investors should diversify and rebalance portfolios despite market noise. Behavioural biases currently drive markets, prompting legendary investors to be confused and opt out.

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“Backdrop For Gold Today Is As Bullish As It Has Been In A Long Time” – GoldCore Dublin

Gold finished sharply higher on Monday, recouping roughly half of last week’s loss, as declines in the U.S. stock market and growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea lifted prices for the yellow metal to the highest settlement in more than a week.

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Gold Investment “Compelling” As Fed Likely To Create Next Recession

Gold Investment “Compelling” As Fed Likely To Create Next Recession. Is the Fed about to kill the business cycle? 16 out of 19 rate-hike cycles in past 100 years ended in recession. Total global debt at all time high – see chart. Global debt is 327% of world GDP – ticking timebomb. Gold has beaten the market (S&P 500) so far this century. Safe haven demand to increase on debt and equity risk. Gold looks very cheap compared to overbought markets....

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“This Is Where The Next Financial Crisis Will Come From” – Deutsche Bank

In an extensive, must-read report published on Monday by Deutsche Bank’s Jim Reid, the credit strategist unveiled an extensive analysis of the “Next Financial Crisis”, and specifically what may cause it, when it may happen, and how the world could respond assuming it still has means to counteract the next economic and financial crash.In our first take on the report yesterday, we showed one key aspect of the “crash” calculus: between bonds and...

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Global Debt Bubble Understated By $13 Trillion Warn BIS

Global debt bubble may be understated by $13 trillion: BIS. ‘Central banks central bank’ warns enormous liabilities have accrued in FX swaps, currency swaps & ‘forwards’. Risk of new liquidity crunch and global debt crisis. “The debt remains obscured from view…” warn BIS.

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Bitcoin Price Falls 40percent In 3 Days Underling Gold’s Safe Haven Credentials

Bitcoin price action shows cryptos vulnerable to commentary and government policies. Bitcoin falls to low of $2,980, down by $1,000 in week as China flexes muscles. Volatility major issue: In 3 days btc fell 40% before bouncing 25% off lows. BIS state risks of cryptos cannot yet be fully assessed and says technology still unproven. Apple and Google developing a payment API for cryptos – may give governments full oversight. Bitcoin and cryptos...

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Gold Up, Markets Fatigued As War Talk Boils Over

North Korea threatens to reduce the U.S. to ‘ashes and darkness’. Markets becoming used to ongoing provocations from North Korea. Russia and China continue to support watered down versions of sanctions on Kim’s regime. Both NATO and Russia running war games on one another’s borders. Putin says Russia will “give a suitable response” to NATOs threatening behaviour.

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Oil Rich Venezuela Stops Accepting Dollars

President Maduro ” Venezuela will create a basket of currencies to free us from the dollar,”. Oil traders ordered to stop accepting U.S. dollar in exchange for crude oil. Order comes following calls from Russia and China to find alternatives to current reserve system. U.S. Dollar accounts for two-thirds of global trade. Venezuela has over ten-times more oil than United States. Super powers are gradually turning to gold to avoid using world’s main...

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