Tag: economic analysis

Will China Continue to Buy Gold?

| February 8, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Will China Continue to Buy Gold?

“Nobody rings a bell at the top or bottom of a market,” the old saying goes. Yet anyone reading about the veritable stampede to Buy Gold during last month’s Chinese New Year celebrations might have heard a faint ringing in their ears, writes Ben Traynor at BullionVault. Here are a few quotations from various press sources: “Some customers just walk in and buy a bunch of 100g gold bars all at once…Companies come in too to Buy Gold bars for presents.” – branch manager, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. “Some companies are giving out gold instead of cash to their employees” –Jia Zhihong, jeweler, Wuhan. “With customers crowding and rushing in, we did not even have time […]

Continue Reading

Our exponential debt system

| January 18, 2012 | Articles: Insights

The word “debt crisis” has made it into everyone’s vocabulary by now. People are talking about how we were “living beyond our means” and are debating how spending cuts, …

Continue Reading

China slowdown continues; UK inflation eases

China slowdown continues; UK inflation eases

Today seems to be shaping up to be a “risk on” kind of day as far as the markets are concerned, following the release of Chinese GDP data for the fourth quarter 2011. The world’s second-largest economy grew by 8.9% in comparison with the same period a year earlier, which was down from 9.1% in the third quarter, though better than the 8.7% increase economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected. As reported by the BBC, growth for the full year was 9.2% – down from 10.3% in 2010. Thus the economic slowdown in China continues, though commodities and the stocks of commodity producers are rallying on speculation that this will prompt the […]

Continue Reading

Gold’s role as money

| January 17, 2012 | Articles: Insights

In this video Juan Ramón Rallo, economist and university professor in Madrid, and Alasdair Macleod of the GoldMoney Foundation talk about the role of gold as money. Rallo states that fiat money does …

Continue Reading