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Wednesday, April 17 2019

Survey concludes Germans hold more gold than their central bank

In total, private individuals in Germany own around 8,918 tonnes of gold.

If one were to collect the precious metal from all the repositories in the different corners of the republic and combine them with the gold reserves of the Bundesbank, then this would result in an imposing treasure of 12,288 tons. That sounds huge, but that's 6.5 percent of the world's gold reserves.

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Saturday, April 13 2019

What's the Second Best Performing Asset Since 1999?

Some of you reading this right now can probably point to a few investments you made over the years that had more in common with black holes than you would care to admit.

Gold, I’m happy to say, is not among those investments, despite all the negative press it sometimes gets. The evidence keeps rolling in that the yellow metal has historically been a wise investment. Because it has a negative correlation with the market, gold has helped investors diversify their portfolios and improve their risk-adjusted returns.

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Tuesday, April 9 2019

Is Gold Still Liquid in Bullion Form?

You will find that gold bullion will also get caught up in a liquidity crisis in Europe where you will be unable to sell it even if you have purchased it with cash after taxes. The hunt for taxation is really destroying the world economy far more than people are aware and Europe is in first place.

Gold will survive long-term. But don’t count on it being available during the period before the crash and burn.

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Friday, March 29 2019

Goldhub blog

Today we have launched a significant addition to Goldhub; the Gold Focus blog.

This new content aggregator draws in commentary and articles covering a wide range of topics to further enhance Goldhub as a leading resource for investors.

Navigate industry insights by author, topic or time frame to keep on top of gold industry developments as they happen.

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Countries must seek ECB approval to manage gold reserves

The European Central Bank needs to approve any operation in the foreign reserves of euro zone countries, including gold and large foreign currency holdings, the ECB’s President Mario Draghi said on Thursday.

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Wednesday, March 27 2019

The federal government should default on its debt

The Treasury would peg the dollar to gold, oil Opens a New Window. , natural gas or silver -- or perhaps a basket of those commodities. By choosing a weak valuation, for instance, $10,000 per ounce of gold, compared to the current market price of roughly $1,290 per ounce, much of the debt could be paid down thanks to a much weaker dollar.

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Wednesday, March 20 2019

In Gold we Trust 2019 Preview Chartbook

Executive Summary of the In Gold We Trust Chartbook

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Is the world running out of gold?

As the yellow metal hits peak production, experts feel we may have discovered all of the world's major gold deposits. So what does it mean for the precious metal aficionados and investors?

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Sunday, March 17 2019

Why Gold Is Still The Best Basis For Money

Economies work best when currencies are stable in value. Once we know what the goal is, we then look for a way to achieve it; and the best way has always been to base a currency on gold. Nobody has found a better way, even in the form of a proposal; and nobody has ever needed to find a better way, because gold has always worked very well.

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Thursday, March 14 2019

Gold in the age of high-speed electronic trading

Investors have always viewed gold as a reliable hedge against inflation and deflation. In the years to come, they might very well come to know it as an effective hedge against computer-generated financial mayhem as well.

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Saturday, March 9 2019

Syria Accuses US Stole 40+ Tons of Its Gold

The sources said that tens of tons that Daesh had been keeping in their last hotbed in al-Baghouz area in Deir Ezzor countryside have been handed to the Americans, adding up to other tons of gold that Americans have found in other hideouts for Daesh, making the total amount of gold taken by the Americans to the US around 50 tons, leaving only scraps for the SDF Kurdish militias that serve them the US operation.

The US had done the same thing when it took over Ukraine by a brutal coup in February 2014: It grabbed the gold.

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Friday, February 22 2019

Gold – here’s why it just might be different this time

But yesterday he was emailing me specifically about physical supply.

It is tight, he says. Demand from investors is high, while coins and bars in the UK are in short supply. As a result, Sharps Pixley is speaking with the major Swiss refineries for additional supplies. It is also launching a media campaign inviting anybody with old bars or coins they might want to sell, offering to pay 99% of the fine gold content.

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Wednesday, February 13 2019

The Consensus Is Clear: You Should Own Gold Now

With sentiment for the precious metals returning, outlook on prices turning bullish, and central banks piling on gold reserves, now is a great time to own the metals, according to panelists on the Ultimate Gold Panel.

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Tuesday, February 12 2019

Gold Investor

In this edition of Gold Investor, we look back to the financial crisis; we consider the effect on the gold market since then and we look to the future.

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Following the money in commodities leads to gold mines

The common theme at two mining investment conferences held last week in Cape Town was that putting cash into gold mining companies offers the best prospects in the commodity space.

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Tuesday, February 5 2019

The relevance of gold as a strategic asset

Why gold, why now

Well above inflation

A high-quality, hard currency

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Saturday, January 26 2019

Australia's ANZ bank closes Singapore gold vault

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ), whose gold bullion business is one of Asia’s largest, said on Thursday it was closing its precious metals vault in Singapore.

The bank opened the vault - which could hold 50 tonnes of gold worth around $2 billion at current prices - in 2013. That year, ANZ said it distributed close to 15 percent of the world’s primary gold production.

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Thursday, January 24 2019

Why This Billionaire Just Bought Gold for the First Time in His Life

Billionaire Sam Zell just announced that he bought gold for the very first time in his life because, as he puts it, “it is a good hedge.” In a recent Bloomberg interview, the Equity International founder and creator of the real estate investment trust (REIT) admitted to seeing an opportunity in gold’s increasing supply shortage.

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Wednesday, January 23 2019

Arizona Legislator Proposes Securing State Reserves with Gold and Silver

An Arizona legislator has put forward a bill to de-risk the state’s financial holdings with a modest allocation to physical gold and silver in the state’s reserve fund.

Introduced by Representative Mark Finchem (R-Tucson), the Arizona Sound Money Stabilization Act (HB 2500) requires that at least 10% of Arizona’s Budget Stabilization Fund be held in the monetary metals in a secure depository.

Arizona’s Budget Stabilization Fund has almost $500 million in assets but is currently invested in debt instruments and the stock market. The state owns no gold or silver.

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Tuesday, January 22 2019

The Power of Gold Diversification

“The whole point about gold,” Tapsell concludes, “and the quality that makes it so special and almost mystical in its appeal, is that it is universal, eternal and almost indestructible. The Minister will agree that it is also beautiful. The most enduring brand slogan of all time is, ‘As good as gold.’ The scientists can clone sheep, and may soon be able to clone humans, but they are still a long way from being able to clone gold, although they have been trying to do so for 10,000 years. The Chancellor may think that he has discovered a new Labour version of the alchemist’s stone, but his dollars, yen and euros will not always glitter in a storm and they will never be mistaken for gold.”

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