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Wednesday, January 15 2020

Europe's Renewed Interest in Gold

In Europe, institutional and individual investors alike are showing renewed interest in gold. The reasons for this trend are manifold: negative interest rates, the set-back of equity markets in Q4/2018, slowing economic growth, and a growing distrust in the sustainability of the global political and economic order and the stability of financial markets.

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China’s Gold Hoarding: Will It Cause the Price of Gold to Rise?

There are reasons to think that the gold price will rise faster than expected.

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Monday, January 6 2020

The West-East Ebb and Flood of Gold

The West-East ebb and flood pattern holds that physical gold migrates from the West to the East when the gold price declines, and from the East to the West when the price of gold rises. What causes this pattern is that gold trades more like a currency than a commodity and that in the past decades, the West has mainly set the price. Cultural differences between West and East can explain the pattern.

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Saturday, December 21 2019

Paul Volcker: The Man Who Vanquished Gold

Mr. Volcker certainly deserves credit for curbing the Great Inflation of the 1970s. However, he also merits a lion’s share of the blame for unleashing the Great Inflation on the US and the world economy in the first place. For it was Mr. Volcker who masterminded the program that President Nixon announced on August 15, 1971, which unilaterally suspended gold convertibility of US dollars held by foreign governments and central banks, imposed a fascist wage-price freeze on the US economy, and slapped a 10 percent surcharge on foreign imports.

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Tuesday, December 17 2019

Central Banks Buying More Equities than Gold? Why?

The amount of gold added to central bank portfolios was tiny in comparison to equities. They bought more than $1 trillion of equities in 2018. The central banks bought only about $57 billion of gold in the past 3 years.

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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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