Tag Archive: Gold

Buy Gold, Silver Time After Speculators Reduce Longs and Banks Reduce Shorts

Gold and silver COT suggests bottoming and price rally coming. Speculators cut way back on long positions and added to short bets. Commercials/banks significantly reduced short positions. Commercial net short position saw biggest one-week decline in COMEX history. ‘Big 4’ commercial traders decreased their short positions by 28,800 contracts. Seasonally, January is generally a good month to own gold (see table). "If history is still reliable,...

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Chart of the Week: Collateral

It’s been a week of quite righteous focus on collateral. The 4-week bill equivalent yield closes it at just 114 bps, with only three days left before the RRP “floor” is moved up by the FOMC to 125 bps. That’s too much premium in price, though we know why given what FRBNY reported for repo fails last week.

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Year-end Rate Hike Once Again Proves To Be Launchpad For Gold Price

Year-end rate hike once again proves to be launchpad for gold price. FOMC follows through on much anticipated rate-hike of 0.25%. Spot gold responds by heading for biggest gain in three weeks, rising by over 1%. Final meeting for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen does not expect Trump's tax-cut package to result in significant, strong growth for US economy. No concern for bitcoin which 'plays a very small role in the payment system'.

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Weekly Technical Analysis: 11/12/2017 – USD/CHF, USD/JPY, EUR/USD, GBP/USD, Gold

The USDCHF pair begins to bounce higher after approaching from 0.9892 level, supported by the EMA50 that meets the mentioned level, while stochastic shows clear bullish trend signals on the four hours time frame. Therefore, these factors encourage us to keep our positive expectations in the upcoming period, waiting for visiting 1.0038 level as a next main station, being aware that breaking 0.9892 will stop the expected rise and turns the price back...

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Bi-Weekly Economic Review: Who You Gonna Believe?

We’ve had a pretty good run of data recently and with the tax bill passing the Senate one would expect to see markets react positively, to reflect renewed optimism about economic growth. We have improving economic data on pretty much a global basis. It isn’t a boom by any stretch of the imagination but there is no doubt that the rate of change has recently been more positive.

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Global Asset Allocation Update

There is no change to the risk budget this month. For the moderate risk investor the allocation to bonds is 50%, risk assets 45% and cash 5%. The extreme overbought condition of the US stock market did not correct since the last update and so I will continue to hold a modest amount of cash.

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Precious Metals Supply and Demand – Thanksgiving Week

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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Geopolitical Risk Highest “In Four Decades” – Gold Demand in Germany and Globally to Remain Robust

Geopolitical risk highest “in four decades” should push gold higher – Citi. Elections, political and macroeconomic crises and war lead to gold investment. Political uncertainty in Germany means “gold likely to remain in good demand as a safe haven” say Commerzbank. “There has rarely been such political uncertainty in Germany at any time in the country’s post-war history” – Commerzbank. Reduce counter party risk: own safe haven allocated and...

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Ne conservez pas votre or dans une banque. Egon Von Greyerz

Ne détenez pas d’or dans une banque suisse ou dans n’importe quelle autre banque. Nous voyons régulièrement des exemples dans des banques suisses de taille moyenne et de grande taille qui devraient fortement inquiéter les clients. En voici quelques-uns : Un client entrepose de l’or physique dans une banque, mais lorsqu’il souhaite le transférer vers des coffres privés, l’or n’y est plus et la banque doit s’en procurer.

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Bi-Weekly Economic Review: A Whirlwind of Data

The economic data of the last two weeks was generally better than expected, the Citigroup Economic Surprise index near the highs of the year. Still, as I’ve warned repeatedly over the last few years, better than expected should not be confused with good. We go through mini-cycles all the time, the economy ebbing and flowing through the course of a business cycle.

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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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The Strange Behavior of Gold Investors from Monday to Thursday

Known and Unknown Anomalies. Readers are undoubtedly aware of one or another stock market anomaly, such as e.g. the frequently observed weakness in stock markets in the summer months, which the well-known saying “sell in May and go away” refers to. Apart from such widely known anomalies, there are many others though, which most investors have never heard of.

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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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Bi-Weekly Economic Review: Gridlock & The Status Quo

The good news is that the economy just printed its second consecutive quarter of 3% growth, a feat not accomplished since Q2 and Q3 2014. The bad news is that the growth spurt in 2014 was better, quantitatively and qualitatively. Those two quarters produced gains of 4.6% and 5.2% (annualized) in GDP, much better than the most recent 3.1% and 3% prints of Q2 and Q3 2017.

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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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Global Asset Allocation Update

The risk budget this month shifts slightly as we add cash to the portfolio. For the moderate risk investor the allocation to bonds is unchanged at 50%, risk assets are reduced to 45% and cash is raised to 5%. The changes this month are modest and may prove temporary but I felt a move to reduce risk was prudent given signs of exuberance – rational, irrational or otherwise.

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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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Le vol de l’or de Chine.

L’histoire de la Chine et de son obsession pour l’or a été ravivée cette année, comme nous le prouvent les chiffres des importations effectuées via de Hong Kong et négociées sur le Shanghai Gold Exchange. Mais au vu des articles que nous, commentateurs du marché de l’or, écrivons au sujet de l’amour de la Chine pour l’or, il est surprenant de constater qu’il y a moins de cent ans, le pays perdait l’équivalent de milliers d’années de...

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Gold Is Better Store of Value Than Bitcoin – Goldman Sachs

Gold is better store of value than bitcoin – Goldman Sachs report. Gold will continue to perform well thanks to uncertainty and wealth demand. Bitcoin’s volatility continues to impact its role as money. Gold up 12% in 2017, bitcoin over 600%. BTC is six times more volatile than gold – see chart.

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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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