Zero-Interest World Makes Inflation Inevitable

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Governments and central banks around the world are driving economies off a cliff with unprecedented monetary easing and spending stimulus. Ronald Stöferle, a partner with the wealth-management firm Incrementum AG and the publisher of the annual In Gold We Trust report, argues that negative interest rates ripple across societies in the form of unserviceable public… Read More

How to Anticipate the Gold Bull Market

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A booming stock market and a strong dollar usually mean bad news for gold bugs. Jordan Roy-Byrne, editor of the Daily Gold and a Chartered Market Technician, makes the case for optimism in the long run. He argues the main driver of precious metals is real interest rates and that the Federal Reserve is likely… Read More

Demelza Hays: Will Bitcoin Pass the Baton to Stablecoins?

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Bitcoin turned 11 years old on January 3, 2020. It continues to be the world’s most famous cryptocurrency, but many roadblocks to its widespread adoption remain. Price volatility is one limitation that new competitors called stablecoins are trying to solve, explains Demelza Hays, editor of the Crypto Research Report and a university teacher in Liechtenstein.… Read More

Why Alberta Is Losing Faith in Canada

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Tension among Canadian provinces is rising, with activists in Alberta and Saskatchewan even calling for independence. Marco Navarro-Genie, a political scientist, university professor, and president of the Haultain Research Institute, explains federal policies such as equalization payments are choking the Prairie Provinces economically. Adding insult to injury, he argues, the central government in Ottawa keeps… Read More

Gold Is Bet on Global Monetary Reset

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Unicorn startups are just one sign there is something deeply wrong with the stock market. Chris Irons, a financial pundit with Quoth the Raven and an independent researcher, blames the huge valuations on the media and its commentators’ pretense of knowledge. He argues central banks’ unprecedented monetary policies have led us down an unknown path,… Read More

Two Myths about Central Banking

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The mainstream media and investors alike routinely attribute powers to the Federal Reserve that bear little resemblance to reality. Scott Sumner, an economics professor and researcher with George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, dispels two common myths: that low interest rates always mean easy money and that the Fed directly controls interest rates. Furthermore, he argues… Read More

Shift from Greed to Fear Favors Precious Metals

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In a world of ever-easier money, greedy markets have become addicted to central-bank profligacy. However, in times of fear, investors flock to a proven safe haven: precious metals. Rich Checkan, president and COO of Asset Strategies International, explains gold is a true measure of wealth and store of value, unlike fiat currencies. He argues one… Read More

All You Need to Know about the UK Election

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The recent election in the United Kingdom was a historic victory for the Conservative Party but it left a lot of questions hanging in the air: Why did the Labour Party flounder? Will Brexit really happen this time? What kind of deal will Boris Johnson strike with the European Union? Jack Buckby, an author from… Read More

How to Prepare for the End of Dollar Hegemony

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The global monetary system underpinned by massive government debt can subsist for only so long before reality kicks in. What will come next? Massive wealth transfer, says Chris Martenson, CEO and co-founder of Peak Prosperity. He argues faith in the US dollar is not eternal, and those holding bonds, stocks, and fiat currency will bear… Read More

Ron Paul: How the Fed, Deep State Destroy the Middle Class

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As a towering libertarian figure and former presidential candidate, Ron Paul has been advocating for reform of the Federal Reserve for years. Recent political drama obscures the fact that the current monetary system, he argues, works to the benefit of an out-of-control government and its insiders, not the average citizen. Leading US candidates rightly rail… 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

Gold Price Rigging Continues

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IM Gold 10 11 2017

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

Gold Price Rigging Charts

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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

World's top 10 gold mining companies – 2016

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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