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Greenspan Warns Of Imminent Crisis, Urges A Return To Gold Standard

“If we went back on the gold standard & adhered to the structure of the gold standard as it exited prior to 1913, we’d be fine. Remember that the period 1870 – 1913 was one of the most aggressive periods economically that we’ve had in the U.S. & that was a golden period of the gold standard. I’m known as a gold bug & everyone laughs at me, but why do central banks own gold now?” – Alan Greenspan

Are Copper Prices and China Set to Rally?

In marked contrast to gold, copper looks to be set up for a sizable rally here. On its 1-year chart we can see that after its significant drop, it is down on an important support level that is certainly capable of generating a rally, despite its still bearishly aligned moving averages. Chances of copper rallying soon are greatly magnified by its latest COTs, which show that Commercials are now heavily long.

Gold and Silver Go Ballistic on Panic Buying as Paper Assets Crumble

There’s a lot of people out there now who are thinking, “Do I have enough gold and silver? Should I buy some more here?” And if the price goes up a lot of them are going to panic and think, “Well, if I’m ever going to get it I got to pay today’s price,” and so they jump in and they buy, and that gives whatever kind of move that’s happening some extra momentum.

Could $1,900 Price of Gold Be a Reality in Wake of Brexit

The price of gold soared in the wake of the Brexit vote, going as high as $1,350 on Friday before settling back slightly. But there are indications that a lot more factors than just short-term, knee-jerk safe-haven buying are pushing the price of gold up. That means this may be more than a reactionary spike in the market. We’re going to see a whole lot more upside in the days ahead.

So Far, So Good - What's Next for Gold and Silver? Brexit Aftermath

Gold outperformed the US dollar & Treasuries as the go-to safe haven asset. Investors rushing around on Friday & looking for somewhere to flee favored gold. World financial markets are highly leveraged & massively interconnected. The collapse of even one bank or hedge fund can have vast implications. Here are some early insights on Brexit as it relates to the gold and silver markets.

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This Is What Will Push The Gold Market Over The Edge

While a fraction of investors continue to acquire a lot of physical gold, the mainstream investor is the key to driving the gold market and price going forward. Why? Because the diehard investors don’t have the sort of leverage as do the mainstream investors, which account for 99% of the market. This could be the year that the mainstream investor finally pushes the gold market over the edge.

The Greatest One Day Global Stock Market Loss In World History

Worldwide markets haemorrhaged more than $2 trillion in paper wealth on Friday, according to data from S&P Global, the worst on record. For context, that figure eclipsed the whipsaw trading sessions of the 2008 financial crisis. This could be the tipping point that turns the existing global slowdown of 2016 into a global recession. Friday may turn out to be just the tip of the iceberg.

Is Silver The Next One For Chinese Momentum Investors?

Individual investors tend to be most active when markets are rising, and have dominated past rallies in Chinese futures. Open interest in silver on the Shanghai Futures Exchange has been steadily increasing this year (ballooned from less than 200,000 contracts in 2012 to over 600,000 since April 2016), with open interest now roughly equal and equivalent in size to that of COMEX.

Gold Prices Will Go Higher Than What Most People Can Imagine

When financial hurricanes wreak havoc across the economic landscape, the only safe haven to be had is in precious metals. We’re at the start of a really major bull market… This is going to be driven by a lot of things… It’s going to take gold prices a lot higher than most people can imagine at this point because we’re looking at a worldwide monetary crisis of historic proportions.

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