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A Whole New World of Gold Demand Is Opening Up… Muslims

A Whole New World of Gold Demand Is Opening Up… Muslims

Most analysis of gold and silver markets tends to be U.S.-centric. However, the next secular trend in precious metals markets may have less to do with U.S. debt, U.S. politics, the U.S. central bank, and the U.S. dollar and more to do with a gigantic new source of demand. It’s not the 1970s anymore. Back then, big moves in the metals markets were centered on United States. The great gold and silver mania of the late 1970s was driven by inflation fears and a rush of speculative demand. Although coin dealers struggled to keep up, there was no actual global shortage of physical metal, and spot prices crashed after manic […]

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Let’s Get Real: Why You Must Own Precious Metals

Let’s Get Real: Why You Must Own Precious Metals

It can be difficult, even for dyed-in-the-wool perma-bulls to hold onto precious metals, let alone buy more. We see the Dow trading above 20,000 (placing this into perspective, is that since 2000, the Dow is up around 65% versus gold’s 300%), gold and silver currently languishing below multiple “resistance” points; suspended just above a couple of “support” lines. For long-suffering holders, it feels like the fabled Sword of Damocles dangling over their head, suspended by that proverbial single strand of hair. If you fit the above description, the following chart should provide good cheer. You’ll notice that since 1925, a few years before the Great Depression, up until the current […]

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Gold Price Weaker on Greek Bailout Amid Strong Demand for Physical

Gold Price Weaker on Greek Bailout Amid Strong Demand for Physical

I have mentioned countless times that the world is drowning in debt and the implications of this are obvious. We are either going to experience a debt deflation driven depression or we will experience a complete collapse of the current currency system, and some form of hyperinflation. People have been buying gold and silver to protect their wealth from monetary crisis for thousands of years. It’s the only way to keep your wealth safe when banks close, stock markets crash, and the government won’t let you touch your own money.

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How Apple’s Gold Watch Will Keep the Bull Market Ticking

How Apple’s Gold Watch Will Keep the Bull Market Ticking

As an investor who is bullish on the precious metals, you want to see continued new uses being found for them. And that is exactly what is taking place in all four of today’s precious metals markets – gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Long before Apple made its gold watch announcement, precious metals were helping people “tell time.” They gave – and continue to give – those who possess them the ability of not only protecting their wealth, but often times their families’ lives during times of approaching financial storm and political strife. The clock is ticking.

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7 Anomalies Between The Gold Price And Physical Market

7 Anomalies Between The Gold Price And Physical Market

These strong signs of demand don’t normally correlate with an asset in a bear market. Do you know of any bear market, in any asset, that’s seen this kind of demand? Neither do I.

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Robust Demand for Physical Gold Support Prices

Robust Demand for Physical Gold Support Prices

Gold prices climbed to their highest level since Sept. 10 last week, breaking above the $1,250 an ounce level. Gold’s outlook this week will depend largely on the Federal Reserve policy meeting, when the U.S. central bank is widely expected to end its bond-buying stimulus. The Fed’s two-day meeting, which begins today will also be watched for clues on whether any slowdown in Europe or elsewhere could affect the central bank’s monetary policy. On Monday, October 27, some of the biggest financial news of the year made huge waves all over Asia. Yet in the Western press, this hugely important event was barely even been mentioned.

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Gold Prices Rally Strongly amid Falling Equities

| October 14, 2014 | Category: Price
Gold Prices Rally Strongly amid Falling Equities

The gold price suppression has been the result of the activities of the CME Group, together with major banks. By using paper contracts on Comex, these institutions are causing severe dislocations in the real world and the scam can’t continue indefinitely and will cause its own demise by how it distorts the real world of supply and demand. Furthermore, the recent rally in the U.S. dollar is unjustified by the economic fundamentals and will not be sustainable in the long-term. Gold therefore remains a crucial portfolio diversifier for the potential dangers ahead.

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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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Why Gold Isn’t A Perfect Inflation Hedging Tool

| February 17, 2014 | Category: Investing
Why Gold Isn’t A Perfect Inflation Hedging Tool

It’s no news that inflation is one of the biggest retirement risks. There is a school of though that allocating a portion your self-directed IRA to precious metals – like gold or its stocks – could help hedge against inflation. In fact, with buzzes going around that inflation is around the corner, gold IRA rollover is becoming increasingly popular. But, in reality, gold isn’t the ultimate inflation-hedging tool it’s being made to be. Here is why.

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International Gold Demand Historically High, Gold Miners About To Follow

| February 10, 2014 | Category: Investing
International Gold Demand Historically High, Gold Miners About To Follow

Very few of my friends and neighbors own any gold. Rarely am I asked about it anymore, even by those who know what I do for a living. Most of the mainstream media ignore gold, while many of the big banks loudly proclaim their latest short position as if they had some sort of divine insight. Most Americans are still oblivious to potential in gold this year, but foreigners are buying, and that’s setting the stage for spectacular gains—on the right stocks.

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Lower Gold Prices Spur Demand for Physical Gold

| February 4, 2014 | Category: Price
Lower Gold Prices Spur Demand for Physical Gold

The significant increase in physical demand for gold in Asia, especially China is set to continue, and it looks as if Asia is going to play a much bigger role for setting the international prices for gold.

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Gold Coin Demand Exploding In Europe And China On Gold’s Price Lows

Gold Coin Demand Exploding In Europe And China On Gold’s Price Lows

The ultimate test came two weeks ago, when gold touched again the same price level as in June. The gold price jumped quickly higher. The double bottom was not only a powerful technical signal, it was also confirmed in the physical market with another explosion in demand. The Royal Mint in the UK, the US Mint, Perth Mint in Australia and the Shanghai Exchange in China all reported an explosion in physical gold demand.

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Is The Exploding Indian Scrap Gold Supply Actually Smuggled Gold?

Is The Exploding Indian Scrap Gold Supply Actually Smuggled Gold?

Suchecki writes: “Indian Jewelers will not want the Indian Government to think their gold import tax policy is not working. Thus, gold purchased from smugglers will be increasingly reported by jewelers as Scrap/Recycled and they will report record demand of Indians turning in their old jewelry to be updated to new, fashionable designs.”

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23 Reasons to Be Bullish on Gold

| January 8, 2014 | Category: Investing
23 Reasons to Be Bullish on Gold

None of the commercial banks think the gold bull market is over. What they care about is safety in this uncertain environment, as well as what they see as enormous potential upside. In the end, the much ridiculed goldbugs will have had the last laugh.

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