Monday, February 19 2018

Transparent Precious Metal Holdings - Gold/Silver

Flows last week

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Gold/Silver - Futures - COTs - Commitment of Traders

COTs last week

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Sunday, February 18 2018

Doug Casey on Why Gold Could Go “Hyperbolic”

My prediction by the end of this year is that gold will hit $2,000. In 2019, $3,000. In 2020, $4,000. By the time this bull market peaks, gold could reach $10,000.

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Friday, February 16 2018

Performance Bond Requirements: Metals

CME drops Silver Bond by 10%

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Wednesday, February 14 2018

Bitcoin vs Gold

Traders are now trading between the two asset classes.

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Idaho votes not to tax income from silver and gold sales

The Idaho State House today overwhelming approved a bill which excludes gains or losses on the sale of precious metals, coins, and bullion from an Idaho taxpayer's taxable income.

Utah and Arizona already have similar measures to remove income taxes from the monetary metals. Legislators in Wyoming, Kansas, Tennessee, and Alabama are working to exempt precious metals from sales and use taxes – just like Idaho and over 35 other states have already done.

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Monday, February 12 2018

Gold market fireworkds on the horizon

The gold price has risen about 20% since I wrote “It’s Time To Get Greedy In The Gold Market” but it looks to me like it could now get really exciting for gold bulls.

On the weekly chart there is now a clear head and shoulders bottom pattern in play. A break above the neckline would confirm the pattern and project an eventual target near $1,650.

And if the future for gold rhymes at all with the early-2000’s period it could have much more upside over the next several years than even that head and shoulders bottom pattern would suggest.

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Global Gold mine production advance fractionally in 2017

Global gold mine production rose fractionally to 3,268.7 ton in last year, the highest annual total in the series of World Gold Council.

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Forex in Gold II

More examples - note how much higher than the 2012 top in USD Gold prices their prices are.

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Forex in Gold

Gold doing what it does best - preserving wealth vs fiat.

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Sunday, February 11 2018

Transparent Precious Metal Holdings - Gold/Silver

Flows this week

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Gold/Silver - Futures - COTs - Commitment of Traders

COTs this week

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The anatomy of volatility and what it means for gold

Third, and most importantly from the perspective of current and would be gold owners, it is important to understand that in recent history volatility has preceded upward movement in the gold price, as shown in the chart above. Volatility, as ETH Zurich points out in the first quote, may not spike before the crash, but it most certainly has surged in the past before an increase in the price of gold.

Gold has been under cross examination over the past week as to why it hasn’t gone up while stocks have gone down. Just as complacency and low volatility were the “lull before the storm” in the stock and bond markets, the hesitation to buy gold might be a reaction among investors akin to the deer being caught in the headlights. The true reaction – bolting for the woods – might be yet to come, as the chart above indicates.

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Thursday, February 8 2018

Chinese Gold Reserves

Chinese gold reserves remain unchanged in January.

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Chinese SGE Gold Withdrawals

Chinese SGE withdrawals for January were 223.58 tonnes

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Wednesday, February 7 2018

China’s Love Affair With Gold Heating Up on Property Riches

China’s growing throng of affluent consumers is driving a rebound in demand for gold rings, bracelets and necklaces as a property boom and high stock market valuations boost wealth in the largest bullion market.

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Tuesday, February 6 2018

Gold: Showing Strength Despite Rate-Hike Signals

To a large extent, gold’s recent bull run may be the result of the weakening of the U.S. dollar (USD) versus other currencies. The dollar’s weakness is somewhat surprising given expectations for higher rates. Even so, the dollar might further weaken substantially should the markets de-price their anticipation of 2-3 Fed hikes in 2018 and further tightening in 2019.

One must wonder then if gold’s lack of concern about the Fed possibly hiking rates three times in 2018 and an additional two times in 2019 might be positioning the yellow metal for a bull run in the event the Fed’s actual rate hikes fall short of market expectations.

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Gold Demand Trends Full Year 2017

Gold demand rallied in the closing months of 2017, gaining 6% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 1,095.8 tonnes (t) in Q4. But it was too little, too late: full year demand fell by 7% to 4,071.7t. ETF inflows, although positive, lagged behind 2016’s stellar growth. Central banks added 371.4t to global official gold reserves, 5% down on 2016’s net purchases. Bar and coin demand fell 2% on a sharp drop in US retail investment. India and China led a 4% recovery in jewellery, although demand remains below historical averages. Increased use of gold in smartphones and vehicles sparked the first year of growth in technology demand since 2010.

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India Jan gold imports plunge to 17-month low on subdued demand

The country’s imports were 30 tonnes in January, down 37 percent from 47.9 tonnes a year ago,

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Monday, February 5 2018

Gold takes center-stage in dollar scare

Not strong, not weak but strategically benign

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