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China's Increasing Presence in Gold Market - An Obsession to Prop up Yuan

No doubt that Chinese officials see gold as an important asset for the future. Is China’s quest to put the yuan on the world stage closely related to this involvement in gold? Will China actually come up with some kind of a gold-backed currency? Actually, China’s fixation on gold is a story of diversification that can lessen the devastation of central planning gone wrong.

Get in on the Ground Floor of a New Bull Market in Gold

After a long, downward slide, gold prices have finally begun to climb higher. Right now is the perfect time to get back into gold and silver investments. And we have four recommendations to get you in on the ground floor. But does the price upswing of the past few months mean that we’re in for a new, longer-term era of strength in gold? Yes. Here’s why.

The Fed is Data Dependant - Gold Price is Dollar Dependant

Rising gold holdings have been the one bright spot for the gold price that has held steady even in the face of weakness on the gold chart. The big question the market is going to be asking is can the Fed indeed hike rates at a pace that would send the US Dollar higher with all the negative side effects from that. Much depends on what the Forex markets do with the US Dollar.

Sales Of Canadian Silver Maples Surge To Highest Record Ever

Last year, there was a huge spike in retail silver investment demand due to the supposed “Shemitah” or the collapse of the broader stock markets. Depite that, the Q1 2016 sales figures of the silver bullion coins were stunning to say the least. It is a big deal because Q1 2016 sales of Silver Maples topped the Q3 2015 record, without surging demand and product shortages.

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Saudi Market Share Hit As Russia Doubles Oil Exports To China

Russia had overtaken Saudi Arabia as China’s leading supplier of crude oil at the end of last year. Russia’s exports to China had more than doubled over the course of the past years — an increase equivalent to 550,000 barrels a day, while the two major oil suppliers – Saudi Arabia and Iran, saw their Chinese oil orders decline year-over-year.

Upcoming Labor Negotiations Might Boost Platinum, Copper Prices

The world’s #1 producing nations for platinum and copper are facing a common problem this week. And latest developments suggest this issue could be a potentially explosive one. The challenge is labor negotiations in the mining sector. Watch for the reaction of the unions to these offers, and for any signs of brewing unrest that could impact production in both of these critical countries.

Gold and Silver Take a Breather - Will Investors Grab this Buying Opportunity?

In the near term, gold is threatened by a rate hike & there may well be some liquidations of tactical positions. This is to be expected, especially around the start of summer, based on historical precedent. We are optimistic about gold over the rest of this year as negative interest rate fears & also inflation have reawakened investors’ confidence in gold as a reliable currency & store of value.

Gold Prices Decline as Fed Bluffs on Right Direction of the U.S. Economy

Minutes of the Fed’s April meeting released last week showed Fed officials believed the U.S. economy could be ready for another interest rate increase in June. Will the Fed actually follow through? Sometimes, the speculation alone accomplishes the purposes that Fed has in mind. For instance, the gold price against the dollar immediately suffered from rate-hike speculation.

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