Friday, August 18th, 2017 MST

Category: Gold

Gold up, stocks down on China fears

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

Gold: the first and only safe haven

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,

Gold smuggling in India continues, predicted to increase

“Gold smugglers run riot in India,” says Shivon Seth, writing on mineweb.com. 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?

KingWorldNews.com’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

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