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Yearly Archives: 2013

Gold smuggling in India continues, predicted to increase

“Gold smugglers run riot in India,” says Shivon Seth, writing on This confirms that new regulations by the Central Bank of India have not dampened the buying of gold in the world’s second most populous country. Indian revenue authorities fear smuggling could rise to over 150% more than last year, Seth says. A long-time

Will gold being shipped to Asia expose shortage?’s August 7 blog post with Stephen Leeb discussed the strong demand for gold in China, despite what the media report. Leeb says that this year China is set to import some 1,200 tons. But, China is not the only Asian country where the demand for gold is strong. Most physical gold sold in Asia

Gold hedging resurfaces

Always looking for negatives to report about gold, the media is now talking about “a return to hedging,” with the suggestion that gold miners are about to dump on the markets huge quantities of yet to be mined gold.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Hedging occurs when a miner, or a gold reclaimer,

Krugman’s recipe for economic prosperity: Print more food stamps.

If you are ever in need of an example of economic fallacy in print, Paul Krugman’s blog is a great place to start. His recent offering on the economic benefits of food stamps is no exception: “Indeed, estimates from the consulting firm Moody’s Analytics suggest that each dollar spent on food stamps in a depressed economy raises

Grant Williams Part 1: Why are equity markets rising in the face of falling fundamentals?

Grant Williams, author of the newsletter Things That Make You Go Hmm, recently presented at the 66th Annual CFA Conference in Singapore. The entire presentation is available above, but in this post we’re going to deal with less than ten minutes of his presentation. Although Mr. Williams addresses stock investors, his material should be of

Massive tax increase coming

In HR 684: a disaster for gold/silver investors, I urged readers to contact their representatives in Congress to vote and work against HR 684.  The bill remains a potential disaster for gold and silver investors, and many readers, judging by their calls and emails, understand this.  But, too many respondents to the earlier post were

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