Friday, October 20th, 2017 MST

Big names bullish on gold

Marc Faber, famed investment advisor, fund manager and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, noted in his October 2017 issue that the Fed’s announcement about implementing quantitative tightening has depressed precious metals and mining stocks.  He then added, “I shall use the current weakness to increase my position in physical precious metals.”

Old U.S. gold coins at really low prices

As this is written, our Gold Specials Page has XF-grade $5 Liberty Head gold coins at the incredibly low price of 5% over spot, meaning 5% over the value of their gold content. By incredibly low, I mean compared with historical prices, with competitors’ prices and with comparable coins’ prices.

Germany repatriates its gold, at least some of it

Last week Germany’s central bank pompously announced that it had completed its repatriation of $31 billion in gold from Paris and New York, ridiculing earlier speculation that the gold had somehow been compromised.  A widely circulated theory was that Germany’s gold had been borrowed by bullion houses and delivered against futures contracts that were sold

A Fed rate hike in the works?

New York Fed President William Dudley said that he supports another rate hike this year if the economy “evolves as he expects.”  He also thinks it’s reasonable for the Fed to start selling part of its $4.5 trillion portfolio, which it accumulated through several quantitative easing programs.