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Gold vs paper money

Gold vs paper money

The gold price just broke through its downtrend – the line joining its tops – from summer 2011’s record high. Or so technical analysts studying the price charts will tell you, says Adrian Ash of BullionVault. Just as in late 2007, however – from where gold began a 55% run inside 6 months – the price jumped Wednesday on a very fundamental fact: the price of money, specifically Dollars, the world’s #1 currency for trade and central-bank reserves. Back in 2007, the catalyst came as a baby-step cut of 0.25%, signaling the Fed’s switch from raising to destroying the returns paid on cash savings. Now the Fed’s new zero-rate promise “took gold […]

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Gold is money?! Indians to pay for Iranian oil with gold

Markets enjoyed another “risk on” day yesterday, with stock markets and commodities all recording gains on the back of a weakening US dollar. The Dollar Index fell below 80, with the gold price also benefiting from increasing brinkmanship between Iran and western nations, with the European Union announcing the implementation of an embargo on Iranian crude oil. Comex gold futures for February delivery gained 0.9% to settle at $1,678.30 per troy ounce. Silver for delivery in March gained 1.9% to settle at $32.27 per troy ounce – another solid day for the white metal, though it keeps banging up against selling resistance around $32.50. Greece is once again the topic […]

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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 …

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Adam Smith: wealth is a product of hard work

| January 11, 2012 | Articles: Insights

Adam Smith is considered by many to be the father of modern economics. His treatise An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is one of the bedrock texts of economic thought. At …

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