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China’s Strategy Starting To Corner The Gold Market

China’s Strategy Starting To Corner The Gold Market

China has a 4-way global gold supply domination strategy. And it’s starting to corner the market. First, China buys physical gold in world markets, fabricates it where necessary into “good delivery” bars – in Switzerland or the Middle East – then ships the bullion, transparently through Hong Kong or Shanghai. Second, it keeps virtually all domestically mined gold “in house.” Third, China partners with or buys high grade, in-situ gold projects around the globe. Fourth, China’s efforts to purchase “off the books” gold production from what are known as informa or artisanal gold miners in Africa and South America.

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Events Impacting Gold And Silver In The Week Of January 19th

| January 19, 2015 | Category: Price
Events Impacting Gold And Silver In The Week Of January 19th

For the week commencing January 19th, there is are some key economic data releases on the agenda which are not very likely to cause significant volatility in gold and silver prices. However, all focus this week is on the European central bank who will announce two things. First, an interest rate decision is scheduled. Second, a monetary stimulus package could be announced, some sort of bond buying program. All eyes are on the ECB President on Thursday who is likely to cause volatility in stock markets, currency markets and precious metals.

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Gold Price Exploding In All Currencies Worldwide

| January 18, 2015 | Category: Price
Gold Price Exploding In All Currencies Worldwide

Gold and gold stocks are on the move after the surprise move from the Swiss National bank to remove its currency cap versus the euro this week. This highlights gold’s valuable role as a store of value when currency volatility destroys purchasing power as it has in many parts of the world over the past year. There is a rule of thumb which says that, if gold is rising in at least 3 major currencies, there is a bullish environment. Well, here are the facts and the figures. The charts below highlight gold in several major currencies. The yellow metal has rocketed higher, not only in all of those currencies, but in literally every currency worldwide.

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Gold Investors Weekly Review – January 16th

Gold Investors Weekly Review – January 16th

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,278.85 up $56.33 per ounce (+4.61%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, gained 6.93%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index rose 0.77% for the week.

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Gold And Silver Rally On Swiss National Bank News. Is This A Trend Change?

| January 17, 2015 | Category: Price
Gold And Silver Rally On Swiss National Bank News. Is This A Trend Change?

It would seem that last week’s rally in gold was Swiss National Bank-driven, plain and simple. It is difficult to get a handle on the ramifications of what just happened with the Swiss “unpegging” from the Euro. It was becoming prohibitively expensive for the SNB to keep buying Euros and trashing their own economy in the process. Ostensibly, this is a tale of a central bank telling the US and the rest of the EU, enough! We have had it, and we are now going to be more fiscally responsible. Right. Just after opting not to have the Swiss franc backed proportionately by gold, a move that would have been […]

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What’s Behind Putin’s Insatiable Quest for Gold: Sovereignty, Diversification or Something Else?

What’s Behind Putin’s Insatiable Quest for Gold: Sovereignty, Diversification or Something Else?

Whether his insatiable appetite for gold is a desire to strengthen national sovereignty, flex his muscles in preparation for an economic battle in the global theater or remove the ruble from scrutiny against the U.S. dollar, two things are crystal clear: Strength comes from diversity, and Putin seems to be focused on converting his limited cash reserves into gold.

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Did the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Confirm that the Dollar Is Make-Believe Money?

Did the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Confirm that the Dollar Is Make-Believe Money?

So here we have the Secretary of the Treasury declaring that the money henceforth issued was in fact “stage money” that looks like real money.” Stage money is the stuff actors pass around during a performance instead of real money. President Roosevelt soon got rid of Secretary Woodin, replacing him with Henry Morgenthau, Jr. who had the good sense never to suggest that our money had been transmogrified into “stage money,” a.k.a. makebelieve money.

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Gold Predictions For 2015 Down As Gold Price Rises

| January 15, 2015 | Category: Price
Gold Predictions For 2015 Down As Gold Price Rises

The most important arguments for the bearish predictions are rising interest rates, weaker oil prices, a strong U.S. Dollar. The strong demand out of Asia is expected to put have a limited impact. Meantime, what is the chart telling us? As explained in this gold chart analysis, gold is heading towards $1340 an ounce in the short run.

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Governments Have Distorted the Meaning of Money

Governments Have Distorted the Meaning of Money

No government could remove the ringing echo of sound money from history, or from us. And government cannot camouflage its counterfeits with gold colored paint. You can experience sound money’s evident ring of truth for yourself. Toss any gold or silver coin on your kitchen table and you will hear the history of honest money ringing down through the centuries. And perhaps, thanks to grassroots projects like the Sound Money Defense League, you will hear the trumpeting of better days to come.

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Markets Gone Wild And Turmoil in Europe But Silver Demand Strong

| January 14, 2015 | Category: Economy
Markets Gone Wild And Turmoil in Europe But Silver Demand Strong

The dollar rallied from .85 to .92 today (January 14th) as the 10 year bond yield went from 2.62% in September to 1.83% today. Gold is recovering from its early November lows at $1,140 as it almost touched $1,250 this week. Andrew Hoffman comments on ongoing market activity in his latest video blog and the meaning of the extreme readings in crude oil, bond yields, the dollar and equities. He also looks at Europe and the industrial vs investment demand in silver.

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Infographic: Watch Out When Buying Morgan Dollar Silver Coins

| January 14, 2015 | Category: Investing
Infographic: Watch Out When Buying Morgan Dollar Silver Coins

As this infographic explains, shady marketers use deception and misinformation to unload Morgan Silver Dollars at prices WAY above their actual melt value or their resale value. It’s extremely important that novice precious metals investors see this information BEFORE they get taken for a ride

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Gold Attracting Safe Haven Buying

Gold Attracting Safe Haven Buying

February Gold has reached the highest price levels since early October, leaving the 100 day moving average further behind. More talk that the sharp decline of oil hits severe global slowing have brought safe havens center stage. Metals are gaining despite strength in the Dollar and modest gains in equities in the last days. Seasonal buying has supported gold, as well as increased interest in mining shares over the last days and precious metals ETFs.

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Seasonality Is Supporting Gold In The Weeks Ahead

Seasonality Is Supporting Gold In The Weeks Ahead

The chart shows the seasonal pattern for gold. Notice that gold gained an average of 2.1% in January and is up 55% of the time. February was also a positive month, but March has been a very negative month for bullion.

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Gold Breaks Above Its 6 Month Downtrend Line

Gold Breaks Above Its 6 Month Downtrend Line

The Gold Tracking ETF GLD finally broke above a downtrend line today. The chart shows that gold broke above the 6 month downtrend line. However, it is still trying to break above the red trend line which would mark a breakout above a basing area for GLD.

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