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How Eastern Gold Demand Is Transforming The Gold Market

How Eastern Gold Demand Is Transforming The Gold Market

With his strategic position at the Perth Mint, Bron Suchecki has an excellent view on the gold market. The current situation, specifically at the Perth Mint, is characterized by no selling but also by a lack of new buying (at private investment level). Last year’s selling has been concentrated in the ETF’s and short term trading (on institutional level). Selling appears to be exhausting at this point, which is an important evolution. Increased Western gold demand in the future could lead to a squeeze because existing Eastern holders will be the suppliers, and they will only offer the metal at higher prices.

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The Silver Conspiracy

The Silver Conspiracy

More importantly, there is a force much stronger than the collective might of those involved in the conspiracy to manipulate silver prices. That force is the reality of the physical market. It was the developing physical silver shortage of early 2011 that almost brought the CME, JPMorgan and varied US government interests to their knees and it will be the next physical shortage that finishes the job. Aside from the passage of time, the preconditions for a physical silver shortage haven’t changed much since 2011. The world produces a certain amount of silver and after deducting what’s left over after industrial and total fabrication demand, there is a remarkably small residual amount available for investment.

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Silver Particles Carry Drugs to Tumors

Silver Particles Carry Drugs to Tumors

Piggybacking drugs on silver particles that pierce tumor cells and offload the chemicals is not a new idea, but a uniquely designed nanoparticle offers improvements over current techniques, according to researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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Drinkable Book With Silver-Imbedded Pages Brings Water to Those in Need

Drinkable Book With Silver-Imbedded Pages Brings Water to Those in Need

A researcher at the University of Virginia has developed a Drinkable Book in which each page acts as a filter producing potable water. The pages are imbedded with bacteria-killing silver nanoparticles and are designed to address life-threatening bacteria and other waterborne diseases for those who live in areas where clean drinking water is not available.

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24 Silver Facts From Recent History That Make You Go Hmm

24 Silver Facts From Recent History That Make You Go Hmm

Two dozen silver facts, that’s what Charles Savoie presents in his latest report. He has used information resources that he has been developing since the year 2000, many of which still aren’t available on the web, but in library archives. In this article, we pick out a couple of those facts. Readers are recommended to read the full report.

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GLD Showing First Bullish Signs In 2014

GLD Showing First Bullish Signs In 2014

The combination of an increase in gold holdings with an above average number of traded GLD shares, on rising gold prices, is a sign of strength, one we haven’t see for a long time in the gold market. Investors should not ignore this.

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US Mint Sells Much More Silver Than Gold Coins In H1 2014

US Mint Sells Much More Silver Than Gold Coins In H1 2014

The interesting observation is that most months of the first half of this year, silver coins were more popular than gold. January 2014 was the only significant exception. One should note that this chart shows the dollar value of gold vs silver coins. As silver is about 60 times less expensive than gold, it means that the number of coins sold were many times higher than the number of gold coins sold.

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Swiss Gold Refineries Start Facing Supply Issues

Swiss Gold Refineries Start Facing Supply Issues

Swiss refineries, being the global hub in gold’s global trade, are still working overtime. From a demand point of view, it seems that purchases out of China eased somewhat lately because of the credit bubble in China. On the other hand, Swiss refineries seem having increasingly difficulties acquiring the metal. The physical supply issues are mainly centered around a worsening availability of recycled gold.

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Why The COMEX Is Corrupt

Why The COMEX Is Corrupt

The root cause behind the unlawful conversion of the COMEX into a speculative day trading scheme from a market designed by Congress to facilitate legitimate hedging is an old issue, but with a slightly new twist – the absence of position limits. And this explains why the CME fights legitimate speculative position limits at every turn.

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Q&A: How Are Authorized Participants Shorting SLV Shares?

Q&A: How Are Authorized Participants Shorting SLV Shares?

In Ed Steer’s daily gold and silver newsletter, one of the readers asked the following obvious but important question: “Please explain in detail how “authorized participants are shorting SLV shares in lieu of depositing the metal.” I do not understand how selling something you do not have makes up for silver that is supposed to be deposited.”

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First Detailed Swiss Trade Gold Stats: Asia Is Main Export Market

First Detailed Swiss Trade Gold Stats: Asia Is Main Export Market

The data on Swiss trade in precious metals for January 2014 have been broken down by country for the first time in 30 years, report swissinfo.ch and vaterland.li. It shows that Switzerland imports most of its gold, silver and precious coins from the UK, while its main export markets are in Asia. Total exports were over 5.3 billion euros in January, while imports were worth almost 6 billion euros.

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Silver Miners On Death Row

Silver Miners On Death Row

It is preposterous that gold and silver could be remonetized without the companies who produce these money metals achieving substantial prosperity.

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Switzerland Exported 2,777 Tonnes Of Gold In 2013

Switzerland Exported 2,777 Tonnes Of Gold In 2013

The online magazine GoldReporter.de reports that gold exports out of Switzerland rose 77 percent last year, according to fresh data from swiss authorities. Also silver exports have increased.

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A Gold Shortage Is Coming Says Eric Sprott

A Gold Shortage Is Coming Says Eric Sprott

Eric Sprott has been speculating since late 2012 that Western central banks could be running out of gold. He attributes the sell-off in gold and silver in 2013 to the fact that the Western banks needed a way to generate physical gold supplies. The metals prices were going down while there was a lot of liquidation of gold which increased the supply by an estimated 900 tonnes last year. Sprott explains in this article the case for a gold shortage.

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