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Gold Price to Hit $5,000 in 24 Months & Silver $166

Today Egon von Greyerz told King World News that central planners may very well fail at their attempts to save some troubled banks. Von Greyerz also surprised KWN by predicting gold will climb to $5,000 and that silver will hit $166 in the next 24 months. Egon von Greyerz is founder and managing partner at Matterhorn Asset Management out of Switzerland. Here is what von Greyerz had to say about central bank activity and how it will impact gold and silver prices: “If you look at every central bank in the world they are in an absolute mess and they need to print unlimited amounts of money. So we will […]

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Is gold in a bubble?

Every once in a while a bubble forms in a market. Bubbles can occur in any market, whether stocks, commodities, real estate or as we know from history, even tulip bulbs. Market bubbles are, as the name implies, unsustainable. They are manifest by inflated prices that go up and up to achieve unthinkable levels for a while, and in some cases, for a very long while. But like their soap-bubble counterparts, market bubbles clearly lack durability. They can pop at any time. So inevitably, the bubble pops, with the unfailing result that prices thereafter quickly drop back to earth. In essence, bubbles are nothing more than an emotional frenzy in […]

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Gold Prices decline further as “crunch time” arrives for Greece but Gold now more of a Safe Haven than in Nov and Dec

Gold Prices continued to fall Monday morning in London, hitting $1713 per ounce by lunchtime – 2.8% down on last week’s high – as stocks and commodities also ticked lower, while US Treasury bonds gained. Silver Prices dropped to $33.09 per ounce – 3.9% down on the high from last week – as uncertainty grew over the long-running Greek debt issue. Gold Prices began their downward move on Friday following the publication of better-than-expected US nonfarm jobs data. Stock markets by contrast rallied immediately following the release. “[The fall] may serve as a warning of an interim top,” reckons Russell Browne, technical analyst at bullion bank Scotia Mocatta, adding “there is key support at […]

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Indian Investors Keen to Buy Gold and Silver

Following growing interest from small investors in India, Indian Commodity Exchange, which started operations in late 2009, is to soon introduce micro volumes of gold and silver contracts of up to 1 kilo each, writes MineWeb‘s Shivom Seth in Mumbai. The Exchange is a screen-based on-line derivatives exchange for commodities. At the end of last year, it had recorded one of its highest volumes in physical delivery of bullion (gold and silver) on its platform. “With the spurt in the demand of gold and silver in recent times, commodity exchange trading in these precious metals has surged in India, which is arguably the world’s largest bullion market. Delivery as a percentage of average […]

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Corrective Action in Gold is Prelude to Bullish Explosion

With gold trading roughly $35 lower, silver down nearly $1, today King World News interviewed James Turk out of Spain. Turk told King World News that this corrective action in gold and silver is healthy and a prelude to a major bullish move to the upside. Here is what Turk had to say about money on the sidelines and where gold and silver are headed: “Sooner or later that money is going to realize the train is pulling away from the station. Whether this money comes in next week or the week after, I do very much like this trading action. I’m very bullish here short-term on gold and silver, […]

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Gold Silver ratio screams buy silver

Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul: If ever a chart signaled a time to buy, it’s the silver chart. Breakouts are everywhere, with the big one at $37 still ahead of us. Then there’s nothing between that price and $50. But it may get much better, of course. Silver investors are already aware of the explosive moves in the metal. The chart (gold:silver ratio), below, serves as a visual reminder of how wild the runs can get when compared with the more tame precious metal cousin, gold. Read full article on ETF Daily News

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Bernanke determined to protect US economy

Bullish US retail sales figures for January and “hours worked” stats for the last quarter encouraged further gains in stocks commodities yesterday. The $82bn Glencore/Xstrata merger and the chatter surrounding the Facebook IPO are also helping sentiment, with many no doubt hoping that this is indicates it’s “business as usual” at the financial markets. Precious metals continue to benefit from the move away from the perceived “safety” of the US dollar, with the gold price breaking above resistance at $1,750 and silver temporarily moving above $34. Not coincidentally, the rise in gold and silver yesterday coincided with a press conference given by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who once again […]

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Gold Bulls unable to break through resistance

Gold Bulls unable to break through resistance

Today’s payrolls number, something which I might add is more akin to an Alice in Wonderland creation, was the factor responsible for the selling in both gold and in silver. The thinking was that if the economy is gathering steam at such a fast clip as the numbers suggest, then any notion of additional QE3 is a pipe dream. That means no Dollar debasement and little to fear on the inflation front so out came the sellers in the gold market. It also did not help the bullish cause that the market failed at a critical technical resistance level. Between the two developments, longs who have had a nice run […]

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Bernanke Lends Support to Gold Prices but strong US jobs data sees Gold slip from 11 Wk High

Dollar Gold Prices fell back below $1750 per ounce while stock markets jumped higher immediately following the release of better-than-expected US jobs data on Friday. The Bureau of Labor Statistics nonfarm payrolls report, published on Friday, shows that the US added a net 243,000 nonagricultural private sector jobs last month. In addition, both November and December’s nonfarm figures were revised upwards. The unemployment rate fell to 8.3%, down from 8.5% the previous month. Silver Prices also fell following the nonfarm announcement, while the US Dollar saw an immediate gain against major currencies such as the Pound, Euro and Yen. Earlier on Friday Dollar Gold Prices hit their highest level in 11 weeks at $1762 per […]

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Global Gold Production Stuck in Sluggish Mode

Global Gold Production Stuck in Sluggish Mode

RECENTLY PUBLISHED data from the US Geological Survey show that global Gold Bullion production, after falling every year between 2001 and 2008, finally rose for the past three years, writes Gregor Macdonald. In 2011, production reached 2,700 metric tons. However, in a larger context, the past decade has been quite a poor one for the production of Gold Bullion. The compound annual growth (CAGR) rate has fallen well below the average of the past 110 years. The high cost of marginal supply and the poor production performance of the large cap gold miners fits in nicely to the theme. It also mirrors the experience of “Big Oil” the past decade, […]

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Euro Gold comments

Euro Gold comments

Once again, as has been the recent pattern in the gold market, gold priced in terms of the Euro, or “EuroGold”, is putting in a very strong showing in today’s trading session. If you note on the weekly chart, it has moved to within about 32 euros of its former all time high in price. Many traders/investors may be dismissing European Sovereign debt issues, but the gold market certainly has one eye on it.I want to see how this market acts now that we are moving into these regions as this will be a decent barometer of sentiment towards the woes surrounding Europe. Any further escalation of issues associated with […]

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Silver Price forecast and the shift to measuring wealth in Gold Ounces instead of Dollars

Silver Price forecast and the shift to measuring wealth in Gold Ounces instead of Dollars

The debt-based monetary system creates an illusion of wealth. It allows for claims on real goods to significantly exceed the actual amount of real goods. You then have a number of people believing they have wealth, since they have claims (pieces of paper or tokens) showing that they have these real assets, whereas, in reality, if everyone was to claim the real goods, there would not be enough to go around. The high debt levels, in some way, represent the extent to which there are more claims than the actual underlying real assets. During the period of credit extension – that has been for at least 80 years – most […]

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Gold Price volatile, Indian & Chinese Gold demand rises

The Gold Price slipped 0.5% from a new 8-week high Thursday lunchtime in London, while global stock markets stalled after a 3-day rise and commodities also pulled back. The Euro fell from $1.32 for the third time this week after chief finance minister Jean-Claude Juncker called new proposals for stemming the currency zone’s debt crisis – only agreed at a summit on Monday – “largely insufficient”. The Gold Price for Euro investors today touched €43,900 per kilo, a level breached only five times during the surge of summer last year. Beijing meantime said China’s full-year Gold Mining output in 2011 – all of which was bought domestically, as exports are banned – hit a record 361 tonnes, […]

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The Gold Price Recovery

The Gold Price Recovery

We know gold is in a historic bull market because: A) Western governments have taken on huge debts and unfunded liabilities that cannot be paid back with sound, honest money (“real money,” gold, rises as a result). And B) the relatively poor countries of Asia are growing richer. They have a centuries-old cultural affinity for gold and silver. And they are buying huge amounts of gold. These “big drivers” have allowed gold to register 11 consecutive years of higher prices. Despite that historic run, there are many skeptics of gold and its bull market. Although these skeptics have been wrong for years, they gleefully claimed the gold bull market was […]

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