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Gold Coin Demand Up, Silver Relatively Better

Gold Coin Demand Up, Silver Relatively Better

The red line is clear: as of 2013, when the futures market has been pushing precious metals prices significantly down, the physical market has been reviving every time again. Although safe haven demand for gold coins has gone up, silver has done even better in relative terms given an increasing gold to silver price ratio.

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Demand for Physical Gold Remains Strong as Bullion Banks Suppress Prices

Demand for Physical Gold Remains Strong as Bullion Banks Suppress Prices

September has been a poor month for precious metals. Gold is down 5.2%, despite it being gold’s strongest month from a seasonal perspective. The price fall means that gold is heading for the first quarterly loss this year. As a dollar-driven rally spurred by U.S. economic growth and after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated it could raise interest rates sooner than expected earlier this month, gold prices have come under pressure for the entire month of September. However, as there has not been any dumping of the physical metal and as demand remains relatively robust one can surmise that this selling can only be the nefarious activities of the large bullion banks trying to suppress the price of the yellow metal once again and thus give the general public that illusion that owing gold is not as good as owning the U.S. dollar or equities.

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Infographic: 7 Tests To Distinguish Fake Gold From Real Gold

Infographic: 7 Tests To Distinguish Fake Gold From Real Gold

In recent years, the production of fake and counterfeit gold and silver bullion products has been on the rise. This infographic provides the elementary insights as well as tips/tricks to distinguish real from fake gold. Several tests can help you detect whether you are dealing with real gold; think of a magnet test, ice cube test, ping test, acid test, weight test and ultrasound test.

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Silver Weaves Its Way Into A New World Of Wearable Technology

Silver Weaves Its Way Into A New World Of Wearable Technology

Integrating technology into everyday wear – with the invisible silver threads – is high on the Ralph Lauren company agenda. They expect these tech-fashion products to represent a significant slice of a projected multi-billion dollar business in contemporary street wear.

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Silver’s Value In 3-D Printing And Curing Cancer

Silver’s Value In 3-D Printing And Curing Cancer

In its monthly industry release, The Silver Institute reported once again new applications of silver in products across several industries, in particular health. In this month’s edition, readers get some very interesting insights in how physical silver creates values in 3-D Printing, but, even more interestingly, how heating silver nanoparticles can help in killing cancer cells.

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How The Coming Silver Bubble Will Develop

How The Coming Silver Bubble Will Develop

Any bubble in silver must and will develop from physical investment buying. Surely, any industrial user inventory buying panic must involve immediate physical delivery and not a paper futures contract in a time of delivery delays and uncertainty. In fact, it is hard to imagine, as a silver bubble begins to develop, a greater urgency for holding only physical metal to intensify, due to a growing recognition that the COMEX manipulation was responsible for the former low price.

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The “New” Silver Fix and the Powers That Be

The “New” Silver Fix and the Powers That Be

Effective mid-month August 2014, the old silver “fix” has been replaced by a new silver “fix,” run jointly by the CME Group, owner of the COMEX, and Thomson Reuters. But has anything of real substance changed? It certainly has not.

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The US Gold in Fort Knox is Secure, Gone, or Irrelevant?

The US Gold in Fort Knox is Secure, Gone, or Irrelevant?

In my opinion the US gold is largely gone and probably the gold supposedly stored at the NY Fed for other countries is also mostly gone. Sadly, it matters to very few people, and the world will continue to print many more paper and digital dollars, euros, pounds, and yen. Long live the value of paper, or so we should hope, since the inevitable reckoning and proper valuation of all paper assets, when it occurs, will be ugly, distressing, and dangerous.

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Gold Demand Q2 In Line With Long Term Average, Central Banks Continue Accumulating

Gold Demand Q2 In Line With Long Term Average, Central Banks Continue Accumulating

Q2 gold demand of 963.8 tonnes (t) was considerably weaker year-on-year – 16% below Q2 2013’s 1,148.3t. Sharp declines in the consumer segments of gold demand came as no surprise, given the stark contrast in conditions in the global gold market between the two time periods. Jewellery demand was almost a third lower, while bar and coin investment was less than half Q2 2013 levels. Gold ETFs saw modest outflows of 39.9t, which were far smaller than the 402.2t of outflows seen during the year-earlier period. The net impact on overall investment was a modest 4% year-on-year increase.

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Is Gold Demand In China Really Collapsing?

Is Gold Demand In China Really Collapsing?

Imports through H.K. are falling precipitously, as China is now hiding its tracks by importing more through Shanghai and Beijing. Unless something changes before year’s end, it’s my opinion that this chart will no longer serve any useful purpose.

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Global Silver Production Fits One Silver Pyramid

Global Silver Production Fits One Silver Pyramid

The Federal Reserve was conjuring up enough dollars for QE to buy the equivalent of one silver pyramid every 6 days in the Bernanke era. In that context silver seems inexpensive and dollars seem overvalued. The US military spends the equivalent of one silver pyramid about every 8 days and the official US national debt increases by one silver pyramid every 7 days. Borrowing and “printing” this many dollars cannot continue forever. Silver and gold will remain valuable long after the dollar has been inflated to near worthlessness.

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Open Letter To Senator Rand Paul: Speak Against FDR Type Metals Theft

Open Letter To Senator Rand Paul: Speak Against FDR Type Metals Theft

Gold and silver are money, according to the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, and how can money circulate among the hands of the populace if it’s been declared forfeited, then it gets locked up in a Treasury or Federal Reserve vault—inevitably, to be selectively dispersed for price suppression of these money metals? People’s legitimate life’s savings must be protected from theft by banking buccaneers hiding behind elected or appointed officials.

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The Coming Silver Shortage, A Slam Dunk Investment

The Coming Silver Shortage, A Slam Dunk Investment

Your opportunity is to own silver today, for less than the cost an actual mining company can even produce it for. This is investment is not an IF question, but a When question…. When silver rises…When the price explodes…When the shorts get squeezed out…

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Speculating On The Gold Supply

Speculating On The Gold Supply

Seeing recent gold behavior, I cannot help but wonder if this is actually the case, with a supply side theory providing a more wide-ranging, but still highly circumstantial, explanation beyond just the bid side of safety.

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