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Saturday, December 14 2019

Quantum leap for banks as ABN AMRO questions gold price discovery

“There are two sets of gold markets – on the one side, the COMEX gold futures and London OTC unallocated gold spot markets which are both ultra-leveraged and which both create gold supply out of thin air, and on the other side, the physical gold markets which inherit the gold prices derived in these paper gold markets. Currently the physical gold markets have no effect on the international gold price.”

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Wednesday, December 11 2019

Turkey Wants the World’s Gold, With Few Questions Asked

Turkey is putting the finishing touches on a plan to loosen rules that govern the import of gold to one of the world’s biggest consumers of the precious metal.

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Monday, December 9 2019

The Essence of Gold Supply and Demand Dynamics

To understand the price of gold, first, one needs to understand the true nature of its supply and demand dynamics.

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Monday, December 2 2019

Gold retail market insights

Here, we present the views of 18,000 people, giving unprecedented insight into global buying patterns and attitudes across retail gold markets.

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Gold retail market insights

Here, we present the views of 18,000 people, giving unprecedented insight into global buying patterns and attitudes across retail gold markets.

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Friday, November 29 2019

Gold: safe-haven role firmly established

With negative rates a clear driver of additional financial demand for gold as an alternative to traditional safe havens, the downside risk for the gold price is limited.

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Thursday, November 28 2019

Life under a gold standard

To sum up Gibson’s paradox, when the general pace of economic advancement slows: 1) bonds yield less interest, and 2) gold becomes more competitive, and thus 3) consumer prices (which are set in gold) fall. Conversely, when the economy becomes more productive: 1) bonds yield more interest, and 2) gold becomes less competitive, and so 3) the prices of food, shelter, and other consumer goods and services rise.

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Wednesday, November 27 2019

South Carolina Legal Tender Act Would Treat Gold and Silver as Money

A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would make gold and silver coins legal tender in the state. Passage of this bill would take a step toward creating currency competition in South Carolina and undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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Sunday, November 17 2019

The Future of Gold from 2019 to 2039

Here you can find Sam’s extensive Thesis on Gold. In the Thesis, Sam examines the Developments in the Gold Market, Cycles Analysis, Gold Market Fundamentals, Gold’s Monetary Perspective, Central Banks’ relation to Gold, the flaws in the Efficient Market Hypothesis, Gold Market Manipulation, Gold’s history and many other smaller topics. The report is a form of Market analysis and aims to provide a reliable picture of where Gold prices and Gold usage are heading over the next 20 year

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Wednesday, November 13 2019

Cry Wolf

Does the financial system need an apex predator to maintain stability, mirroring the hierarchy of the world’s natural ecosystems? Grant Williams, the author of Things That Make You Go Hmmm… and co-founder of Real Vision, believes that gold played a crucial role in the stability of the financial system. Grant’s presentation, Cry Wolf,

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Tuesday, November 5 2019

The Power of Gold in Times of Crisis

The causes may differ – hyperinflation, death of paper currencies, economic mismanagement, capital controls, wars – but the outcome is always the same. People and economies instinctively turn to the ultimate asset gold as a safe harbour in times of crisis and emergency. Because only gold persists as a store of value and is trusted as a medium of exchange. Gold allows choices that are not available to those who do not hold gold. In crises, only gold provides economic freedom and liberty.

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Tuesday, October 8 2019

What makes this gold market rally different from all others

The advent of negative rates is perhaps one of the more profound differences between this gold rally and rallies of the past. It might also prove to be the most enduring.

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Wednesday, September 25 2019

The gold/Oktoberfest beer ratio 2019

gold protects against paper money’s ongoing loss of purchasing power - or expressed in Wiesn terminology: against dry throats.

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Saturday, September 14 2019

Look Which Precious Metal Is Beating Warren Buffett

For the 20-year period, gold has returned more than 485 percent, beating Warren’s Berkshire Hathaway, which was up 426 percent. Not only that, gold royalty and streaming company Franco-Nevada, has beaten Buffett too.

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Friday, September 6 2019

Japan's retail gold price clambers to highest since 1980 amid global economy jitters

The retail price of physical gold in Japan climbed to its highest in nearly 40 years on Thursday, a surge accentuated by fluctuations in the value of the yen but mirroring a global hunt for the safe-haven precious metal amid worries that the U.S.-China trade row could further depress the global economy.

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Monday, August 26 2019

"Pet Rock" Indeed: Bank of America Says Buy Gold As Central Banks Lose Control

The side-effects of that are mirrored by Chart 8 and Chart 9: value and proportion of debt with negative yields has risen almost exponentially of late and this has been a powerful driver of the gold.

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Sunday, August 25 2019

Even for 50 grams of gold cash must be identified

The policy significantly restricts the anonymous purchase of precious metals and art. According to the bill, the new cash threshold of 2000 euros will apply from January. Money laundering and terrorist financing should be prevented.

Not even a 50 gram gold bar can be bought anonymously from next year. If the current price of 2100 euros but above the new cash threshold of 2000 euros. In the future, cash purchases for the precious metals trader will require: Request, copy or scan the buyer's ID and keep the document for five years.

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Saturday, August 24 2019

The Complacency Bubble

I don’t know if you saw it, but the other day on Zerohedge there was an article that referred to a research piece by J.P. Morgan Private Bank expressing concerns over the reserve status of the U.S. dollar. And it shows that J.P.’s private bank clients hold virtually zero gold, but the bank is now suggesting that they hold up to 5%. If institutional investors move into gold on that scale, it would be momentous.

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Wednesday, August 21 2019

Swiss Gold Exports to U.K. Hit 6-Year High on ETF Surge

Swiss gold exports to the United Kingdom rose to the highest in six years, driven by a surge in demand for exchange-traded funds.

Switzerland shipped 90.7 tons of bullion to the U.K. in July, the most since September 2012, according to data on the website of Swiss Federal Customs Administration. That compares with just 7.4 tons in June.

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Monday, July 29 2019

Trump Fed pick’s push for gold troubles lawmakers

She says returning to an authentic gold standard — in which dollars are redeemable for a certain amount of gold — “would not be feasible” now, because there are too many dollars in circulation relative to the U.S. government’s store of gold. Such a standard hasn’t fully existed in the U.S. since the Great Depression.

But, she added, “it might be worth trying to incorporate some aspect of a gold/silver link to a future debt instrument to add intrinsic value.”

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