Reports abound that Tuesday’s (Sept. 2) drop in the price of gold was due to a ceasefire between Ukraine and separatist forces, or whatever you wish to call them. Russian proxies–even Russian soldiers–would be more accurate. It is unlikely that any resolution to the Ukrainian conflict will please the West. Vladimir Putin holds all the
The US Mint reported that Gold Eagle and Silver Eagle sales through the first seven months of 2014 were down significantly as compared with 2013 sales for the same period. Dorothy Kosich, writing for mineweb.com, concluded: Investors’ lack of interest in gold and silver is being blamed for a substantial decline in American Eagle coin
Ron Paul recently interviewed Bill Haynes, CMI Gold & Silver Inc. president, for the RonPaulChannel.com. Ron and Bill discussed the gold industry, the right forms of gold to buy and developments that affect the precious metals market.
For more than a decade, GATA and others have asserted that the gold and silver markets are being manipulated, offering circumstantial evidence that manipulations are real. Now comes more solid circumstantial evidence that support GATA’s assertions.
Jim Sinclair recently predicted $3,200 – $3,500 gold by 2020 and “emancipated gold” hitting $50,000. Because of Sinclair having made some really accurate calls in the past, his prediction caused quite a stir in the gold community. Even Ron Paul commented and gave reasoning why Sinclair’s predication is not preposterous.
As has been noted on this blog over the last three years, physical gold and silver are “moving east,” that is, going to Asia. To further support this position, a Singapore retailer of coins and bars announced the opening a 600-ton silver vault, with capacity to hold $390 million in silver at current prices. This
For years, reports that China’s banking system is at risk mostly have been ignored. Now, though, investors are listening as Chinese officials have admitted to problems in the Chinese banking system and its economy. From March 14’s Financial Times: China warning on defaults sparks fears over growth Bad debts on rise * ‘Lehman moment’ concerns
For most investors, the primary reason for buying gold is to hedge against currency debasement, which, of course, comes about because of excessive money creation by central banks and via fractional reserve banking. At times, gold investors stand alone, even being ridiculed by mainstream investors. Now, though, one of Wall Street’s famed names, Merrill Lynch,
In 5 myths debunked about the Federal Reserve, Bankrate’s Mark Hamrick points out that the Fed is audited by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., using generally accepted accounting principles. Therefore, the Fed is audited. Not so fast. While DTT may audit the Fed, it does not delve into the Fed’s gold holdings. DTT does not randomly
It’s now been a year since Germany announced that it was recalling gold that had long been stored in New York and Paris. The Bundesbank (Germany’s central bank) said that the purpose of the recall was so that half of Germany’s gold reserves would be stored in Frankfort. At last report, according to the IMF