“Because your question searches for deep meaning, I shall explain in simple words.” – Dante, Inferno Periodic economic destruction by bank credit is not new. It has been a problem for millennia. The basis of it, the ownership of bank deposits which should be safely held as assets in custody and not taken into ownership… Read More
Given the current fiat money system is on a path towards its own destruction it is not surprising that there has been increasing talk of a monetary reset. Without a completely different approach and by retaining the same institutions and macroeconomic concepts, any such reset is bound to fail. This article provides a template for… Read More
This article is an overview of the economic conditions that will drive the gold price in 2020 and beyond. The turn of the credit cycle, the effect on government deficits and how they are to be financed are addressed. In the absence of foreign demand for new US Treasuries and of a rise in the… Read More
The world stands on the edge of a cyclical downturn, exacerbated by trade tariffs initiated by America. We know what will happen: the major central banks will attempt to inflate their way out of the consequences. And those of us with an elementary grasp of economics should know why the policy will fail. In addition… Read More
America’s tariffs against China are already showing signs of undermining the global economy and will create a funding crisis for the Federal Government when it leads to foreigners no longer buying US Treasury debt and selling down their existing dollar holdings. A subversive attempt by America to divert global portfolio investment from China by destabilising… Read More
One of last year’s best-performing hedge funds says the “trade of the century” is to buy gold and sell stocks as risk assets are due for another meltdown. It’s only a matter of time until the bearish bet pays off big, according to Crescat Capital LLC. While the Denver-based firm has only about $50 million… Read More
(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
Coronet Metals (TSXV: CRF) announced this week that it has entered into an agreement to gain 100% interest in 3,888 mineral claims totalling over 62,000 hectares in the Meguma Gold Belt located in Nova Scotia, eastern Canada. In a press release, the company explained that the claims are adjacent and along trend from Atlantic Gold’s… Read More
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
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
– 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 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
Again gold was taken down on the futures market, but this time was done at the Comex opening. Apparently 4 million ounces of gold was traded in 10 minutes. This was reported by Bloomberg. This article explains how it was done. Previously Investing Matters has reported how the paper gold price is taken down on… Read More
Investing Matters has been monitoring the extreme price movements on the Gold paper price. Most of the extreme, DOWN price movements are done when London and New York Comex overlap, as illustrated on the chart below. Here are other Gold Price Charts showing the gold price take down. I would… Read More
China’s moves to replace the dollar as the global reserve currency may be denied, but with its ‘gold-for yuan’ option for oil purchases in its own currency it is moving another step closer. Source: sharpspixley.com
The world’s oldest gold trader is for sale after a massive money laundering scandal may have terminally crippled one of the most iconic names in the business. Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia is exploring options for its gold business ScotiaMocatta, the Financial Times reported, which include a possible sale of Canada’s most popular precious metals… Read More
In an interview on CNBC on Oct. 11, economist Carl Weinberg told the business network that China is going to compel Saudi Arabia to sell them their oil in the Yuan currency, which will have a serious consequence to the dollar and the Petrodollar system.
Beijing is likely to “compel” Saudi Arabia to sell crude oil in yuan, and others will follow, according to the chief economist and managing director at High Frequency Economics Carl Weinberg. This will hit the US dollar, he says. In an interview with CNBC Weinberg said China has become a key player in the oil market since overtaking the US to become the world's largest importer. Saudi Arabia has “to pay attention to this because even as much as one or two years from now, Chinese demand will dwarf US demand,”Weinberg told the media.
“I believe that yuan pricing of oil is coming and as soon as the Saudis move to accept it — as the Chinese will compel them to do — then the rest of the oil market will move along with them,” he added. A..
The price of gold broke a three-year losing streak in 2016, but the focus of the world’s top gold mining companies in terms of output continued to be on cost-cutting and divestment (with varying degrees of success) which led to a decline in production for most of the sector’s majors. Preliminary gold production by the… Read More
My father was Hugo Salinas Rocha -“Salinas” was his father’s surname, and “Rocha” was his mother’s surname; the custom of using both parents’ surnames is universal in Latin America. Father was a successful merchant in Mexico City, and in the 1930’s he ran a store in downtown Mexico City. The store belonged to a company… Read More
NIA will soon be releasing an exclusive must read report entitled, ’50 Reasons Gold Must Rise’. Here is one of the most important reasons that NIA will be featuring in its report: Even though QE3 has ended, the Fed is expected to at least maintain the current size of its balance sheet moving forward. In… Read More