Fun on Friday: My Potty Got Jacked!

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September 20, 2019  by SchiffGold  0   0 My potty got jacked. There are four words you’ll probably never say. Who steals toilets, right? But your problem is you don’t have a solid gold toilet. If you did, it might indeed get jacked. In fact, burglars snatched a 18-karat gold potty valued at about $6 million out of Blenheim… Read More

Central Banker Serenity Prayer

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Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. The opinions are his. “Hello, my name is Jerome. I’m a central banker.” “Hello, my name is Janet. I’m a Keynesian.” “Hello, my name is Ben. I’m a monetizer.” “Hello, my name is Alan. I’m an inflationist.” “Hello, my name is Paul. I’m a central banker.” The… Read More

'Spoofing' Isn't the Biggest Manipulation Going On

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Delighted as we all may be with this week’s news – the new indictments of JPMorganChase employees involved with the gold market, the U.S. Justice Department’s designation of the investment bank as a criminal enterprise, and the prospects of more indictments – we have to admit a couple of things about the situation. First, the… Read More

Biggest Africa investor goes to London for Lonmin decision

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South Africa’s Public Investment Corp. faces a tough choice: back Sibanye Gold Ltd.’s takeover of Lonmin Plc, and take a hit on its investment, or scupper the deal and risk having to pony up more cash for the platinum miner. When Lonmin shareholder votes are tallied next Tuesday at a meeting in London, the PIC’s… Read More

Palladium prices still aren’t high enough: David Fickling

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Platinum’s lesser-known cousin keeps going from strength to strength. Palladium, once considered an unattractive byproduct of platinum mining until the rise of catalytic converters in the 1970s, is hitting new records. Spot metal peaked at an all-time high $1,344.41 a troy ounce Wednesday. Over the past month, it’s been more costly than gold, which hasn’t… Read More

AngloGold Says There's No Escaping Demise of South African Gold

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(Bloomberg) — South Africa’s gold industry, once the world’s largest, faces an inevitable decline, according to the chairman of the country’s biggest producer of the metal by market value. Output will continue to shrink as miners chase ever-deeper ore bodies while struggling to keep costs down, said AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. Chairman Sipho Pityana. That means the… Read More

Russia's Nornickel cuts 2018 output forecast for copper project

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MOSCOW, April 26 (Reuters) – Russia’s Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) has cut the 2018 production forecast for its new Bystrinsky copper project near the Chinese border due to a problem with equipment which it hopes to fix in the second quarter, it said on Thursday. Nornickel, part-owned by Russian tycoon Vladimir Potanin and aluminium giant Rusal,… Read More

Sibanye-Stillwater partners with Wits to create the 'mine of the future'

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In a technology-focused partnership that will help make mines safer and more productive, Sibanye-Stillwater and the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand, today launched the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine). DigiMine is a simulated mining environment in the Chamber of Mines building on the West Campus of Wits University, whose facilities… Read More

Own Gold Bullion To “Support National Security” – Russian Central Bank

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– We own gold bullion to “support national security” – Russian Central Bank – Russia warns Washington: Confiscating fx reserves would be “declaration of financial war” – Russia has quadrupled its gold bullion reserves in decade – BRICs discussing ‘the possibility of establishing a single (system of) gold trade’ – Russia, China & maybe Saudi Arabia form alliances… Read More

Bitcoin $10,000 – Huge Volatility of Cryptocurrencies and Risky Fiat Making Gold Attractive

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– Bitcoin tops $10,000, soaring more than 850% since beginning of 2017 – Irrational exuberance arguably main driver of price performance – Google Trends shows search for ‘Bitcoin Bubble’ hit highest level this morning – Buyers need to be aware of hacking and security risks – Other primary risks to widespread adoption is volatility and liquidity risk… Read More