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By: Chris Powell, GATA - 13 July, 2020|
Surreptitious intervention in the gold market by the U.S. government is the target of legislation introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Alex X. Mooney, R-West Virginia.
In a letter to House colleagues seeking support for his Gold Reserve Transparency Act, H.R. 2559, Mooney writes: "Because there are concerns the U.S. Treasury may have sold, swapped, leased, or otherwise placed encumbrances upon some of America's gold, H.R. 2559 also requires a full accounting of any and all sales, purchases, disbursements, or receipts; a full accounting of any and all encumbrances, including due to lease, swap, or similar transactions in existence or entered into in the past 15 years; and an analysis of the sufficiency of the measures taken to ensure the physical security of such reserves." Full Story
By: Ted Butler - 10 July, 2020|
The silver market appears ready to blow its top, much like a pressure cooker whose relief valve stopped functioning even as the heat and pressure continued to build. The gold market is also likely to overheat, but at least in gold, its relief valve - the price of gold - appears to be functioning somewhat and has bled off much of the pressure. After all, the price of gold is up substantially on a year-to-date basis and is not that far from all-time highs. While gold looks poised for further gains, perhaps substantial, its price relief valve has allowed much pressure to be released. Full Story
By: Marin Katusa - 10 July, 2020|
According to public records, Kingold began borrowing using gold as collateral in 2013. The company’s debt continued to climb every year. Eventually, Kingold pledged 2.7 million ounces of gold in total, worth about US$4.8 billion today.
Kingold not only offered the gold as collateral, but even had its gold inspected by government certification offices and insured for US$4.3 billion by a state-owned insurance company.
It seemed foolproof. Full Story
By: David Haggith - 10 July, 2020|
We are nearing that mid-point in July when I said we would start to see the news turn from euphoria-inducing reopening positives to depression-developing realism.
And, so it has tuned out. The Dow and S&P have stalled at about a 60% retracement of their earlier crash, which is right where I said I thought they would. They stopped rising well below their all-time peaks because the COVIDcrisis raised its ugly head (the one caveat I gave for stocks continuing rise to the moon) very quickly after our nationwide economic reopening … Full Story
By: Sam Laakso, VOIMA GOLD - 10 July, 2020|
Gold has had a great run over the past year. Gold prices have risen in every single currency on earth and in many currencies gold prices are up well over 30 percent from last summer.
By: Jeff Clark, GoldSilver - 8 July, 2020|
It’s time to leave the cult of fiat currency and instead denominate your savings in something that has no history of loss of value. Yes, the gold price fluctuates, but its value does not. An ounce of gold bought a suit 100 years ago, it will buy a suit today, and it will still buy a suit 100 years from now.
It’s time to denominate a portion of your savings in real money and not in paper currency. It’s time to leave the cult of fiat currency behind, and add some real money to your life. Your future standard of living will thank you. Full Story
By: Craig Hemke, TF Metals - 8 July, 2020|
And, as stated above, negative real rates are The Key Driver for gold prices. Why? Because you can't eat gold and it doesn't pay interest. Isn't that what all the permabears and fiat shills always say? But if gold's primary competition as a Tier One asset is a U.S. treasury bond—and if that treasury bond now comes with a negative, inflation-adjusted return—then suddenly your non-edible pet rock looks pretty good as a store of value and fiat devaluation hedge. Full Story
By: Avi Gilburt - 8 July, 2020|
There are so many fallacies perpetuated and regurgitated throughout the market, yet there is so little time to appropriately address them all.
Of late, almost all the “analysis” or comments you read or hear is based upon a superficial understanding of the market propagated through “common-speak.” And, that is exactly why they all seem to be so confused.. Full Story
By: Michael J. Kosares, USA Gold - 7 July, 2020|
These days opening the morning newspaper or switching on the evening news can be akin to an assault on mind and senses, as the media compete daily to see who will do the best job of ‘shocking and awing’ us. The sensual bombardment has risen to a new level upon the 2020’s visitation of the pandemic – as we all know. Quite often, we let that assault get the better of us – the blood pressure rises and the mood sours. Sandy McHoots, as Wodehouse describes him in the short profile quoted above, harbored a healthy, well-cultivated disdain for that sort of thing. My guess is that McHoots was not just the greatest living exponent of golf, he was also a gold owner. How could it be otherwise?
Though rarely discussed, gold ownership has as much to do with personal philosophy and how we wish to conduct our lives as it does finance and economics. In many ways, it is a rational portfolio decision that suits the times, but it is also a lifestyle decision that provides some peace of mind no matter what happens with the pandemic, the latest mania on Wall Street, or the election-year machinations in Washington D.C. As Richard Russell, the now-deceased editor of the Dow Theory Letters once put it, “I still sleep better at night knowing that I hold some gold. If or when everything else falls apart, gold will still be unquestioned wealth.” Full Story
By: Daniel R. Amerman - 7 July, 2020|
There is an increasingly good chance that the United States could end up following Europe and Japan, and that the Federal Reserve could use its vast powers of monetary creation to force a move to negative interest rates.
If that deeply unnatural event happens, it will invert and distort the very foundations of investment pricing, in ways that are little understood by most investors today.
It will also - for a time - create an unnatural source of profits that most investors have no idea about, because it has never happened before in the United States (and is still in the early stages in the United Kingdom). Full Story
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