Tag: physical gold market

Craig Hemke Exclusive: Physical Metals Demand Plus Manipulation Suits Will Break Paper Market

Craig Hemke Exclusive: Physical Metals Demand Plus Manipulation Suits Will Break Paper Market

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason:  It is my privilege now to welcome in Craig Hemke of the TF Metals Report. Craig runs one of the most highly respected and well known blogs in the industry and has been covering the precious metals for close to a decade now, and he puts out some of the best analysis on banking schemes, the flaws of Keynesian economics and evidence of manipulation in the gold and silver markets. Craig, it’s great to have you back and thanks for joining us again today and, how are you? Craig Hemke: Mike, I’m fine thank you. It’s always […]

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How Much Paper Gold Is Being Traded Daily?

How Much Paper Gold Is Being Traded Daily?

The gold market is also dominated by derivatives, or, in our own words, ‘paper gold’. But what is the dollar value of the ‘paper gold’ market? Here is an estimate. Think about it: How is it possible that derivatives are able to set the price of a physical asset?

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Interactive Infographic: 10 Countries With Highest Gold Reserves

Interactive Infographic: 10 Countries With Highest Gold Reserves

The website of Physicalgold.com released an interactive infographic with some interesting facts and figures about the ten countries which hold the highest gold reserves in the world. Countries hold gold as a precaution to safeguard themselves against inflation, loans, debt and economic disasters. The total gold holding globally was just under 32,000 tonnes in the summer of 2014.

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The Day People Will Need Insurance, Gold Will Not Trade At $1200

The Day People Will Need Insurance, Gold Will Not Trade At $1200

Say what you want about the gold price languishing below $1200, and say what you want about the technical picture or the “6,000-year bubble,” as Citi’s Willem Buiter recently termed it; but know this: gold is an insurance policy and the time to assess gold is when people have a sudden need for insurance. When that day comes — and believe me, it’s coming — the price will be the very last thing that matters. It will be purely and simply a matter of securing possession and at any price. That price will NOT be $1200. A “run” on the gold “bank” would undoubtedly lead to one of those Warren Buffett moments when a bunch of people are left standing naked on the shore.

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Precious Metals Buyers Should Be Wary of Long Delivery Delays

Precious Metals Buyers Should Be Wary of Long Delivery Delays

Money Metals Exchange has quoted shipping delays on certain products of up to 1-2 weeks in very rare situations over the past 5 years. We can think of no legitimate reason for delays of one or two months or longer when it comes to the popular and widely traded bullion coins, rounds, and bars. In our view, any company that forces its customers to wait that long is either poorly managed or dangerously undercapitalized (or both).

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First Signs Of Gold And The Dollar Decoupling

| December 6, 2014 | Category: Price
First Signs Of Gold And The Dollar Decoupling

Friday aside, the dollar has not had as much impact on gold’s direction as it did previously, for the dollar index has continued in its upward trajectory this week. Therefore, it will be very interesting to see how the yellow metal will do relative to the dollar’s performance next week. If the greenback continues in its upward trajectory, but gold fails to head in the opposite direction, then one could conclude that the two assets have decoupled for now. So, there is a chance that investors are finally starting to treat gold as an independent asset, not a USD-denominated FX pair.

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Infographic Explains Swiss Gold Referendum In Comprehensive Way

Infographic Explains Swiss Gold Referendum In Comprehensive Way

This infographic summarizes the upcoming Gold Referendum in Switzerland: Why is it important, what is at stake, why it could be a game changer and trend change. It also puts the Swiss gold reserves into perspective and compares, in relative terms, how Switzerland has much more gold per capita than any other country. However, it used to be an even bigger holder of the yellow metal. In 2000, the SNB held 2,500 tonnes of gold and it has also been the biggest national seller since.

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Another Sign Of Gold Moving Back Into The Financial System

Another Sign Of Gold Moving Back Into The Financial System

Desirable or not, it’s happening. The US dollar’s days are numbered. Now, gold, with its millennia-long history is making a comeback. We’re not just talking about it as a store of wealth or a speculation, but as a regular form of currency.

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Gold And The Gold Forward Rate: Keep Calm And Carry On

Gold And The Gold Forward Rate: Keep Calm And Carry On

Since the start of the year the carry costs of Gold/Dollar, Gold/Yen and Gold/Pound have trended higher with the primary driver of higher carry costs being a rise in GOFO. In contrast Gold/Euro cost of carry has actually trended lower and moved back into negative territory meaning that a US investor would earn a yield to hold gold priced in euro.

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GLD Showing First Bullish Signs In 2014

GLD Showing First Bullish Signs In 2014

The combination of an increase in gold holdings with an above average number of traded GLD shares, on rising gold prices, is a sign of strength, one we haven’t see for a long time in the gold market. Investors should not ignore this.

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First Detailed Swiss Trade Gold Stats: Asia Is Main Export Market

First Detailed Swiss Trade Gold Stats: Asia Is Main Export Market

The data on Swiss trade in precious metals for January 2014 have been broken down by country for the first time in 30 years, report swissinfo.ch and vaterland.li. It shows that Switzerland imports most of its gold, silver and precious coins from the UK, while its main export markets are in Asia. Total exports were over 5.3 billion euros in January, while imports were worth almost 6 billion euros.

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Bundesbank Must Intervene To Reassure German Gold Will Come Back

Bundesbank Must Intervene To Reassure German Gold Will Come Back

The underlying dynamic can’t be more obvious. The Bundesbank was obviously not pleased by the questions that Handelsblatt brought up. The interview gives the impression that all is good with Germany’s gold. It is very likely that the Bundesbank asked the newspaper to make up on their previous article. Readers are invited to draw their own conclusions, based on the facts.

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Today’s Gold Market Increasingly Resembles The London Gold Pool

Today’s Gold Market Increasingly Resembles The London Gold Pool

History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme. The question is: with which period exactly does it rhyme? This article presents a scenario that has remained rather underexposed: today’s gold market resembles the one of the 60ies, in particular the London Gold Pool. It shows increasingly more compelling similarities, and all recent developments point to an unfolding London Gold Pool scenario.

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COMEX Registered Gold Stocks At Record Low Level

| January 15, 2014 | Category: Trading
COMEX Registered Gold Stocks At Record Low Level

The latest statistics on the COMEX gold stocks show that the amount of gold in the “Registered” category is at a record low level. Gold has been draining away at an astonishing speed in 2013 and the trend seems to continue in 2014. We reached out to one of the veterans in precious metals markets and investing, David Morgan, to get his view on this trend.

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