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Bizarre Gold and Silver Movements Occurring Behind-the-Scenes

The drop in COMEX inventories of gold and silver may contribute to supply problems in the bullion markets. Registered gold inventories had recovered very modestly from record low levels in December. However, last week stockpiles dropped an alarming 73% in a single day. A lot is riding on the demand side of the equation when it comes to metals’ price performance this year.

The Real Reason Behind Crazy Volatility In Crude Oil This Week

The volatility in crude oil trading has been incredible to say the least, and has reached the highest levels since Lehman’s systemic crisis in 2008. Intraday swings of 5-10% are now de rigeur with OPEC and geopolitical headlines jockeying for narrative amid collapsing fundamentals.. but there is another, much bigger driver of this sudden chaos.

The Fed Blinked; Dollar Plunged; Gold Rallied

Gold has fallen for the last few years based on this false belief that everything is great and we’re going to have a return to normalcy, and the Fed’s going to shrink its balance sheet. Nothing could be further from the truth. This gold price today, is at the highest it has been since the Fed hike. And this collapse in the dollar today is just the beginning.

Gold Deposits Worth $2-$3B That Can Be Bought Now For $15Mn

Think about a company that has a very, very large gold deposit. This company 5 years ago would have had (while only owning half the deposit) a $2 billion market cap with one of the biggest copper-gold porphyry deposits in the world. Now it owns the entire deposit and has about an $80 million market cap for the whole deposit. You get twice as much for about 4% of the price.

Financial Collapse Could be Farther and Faster Than Pundits Expect

Financial collapse isn’t “out of the blue,” any more than a heart attack is “out of the blue.” Recall that the global “recovery” 2009 – 2015 was entirely based on the expansion of debt taken on by marginal borrowers. Systemic fragility doesn’t respond to central bank jawboning or Keynesian claptrap; unlike those “policy tools,” fragility is real.

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Steve Forbes on the Presidential Race, Fed Recklessness and Gold

In terms of gold, unless you’re a jeweler, I see it as an insurance policy. It doesn’t build new factories or things like that. What it is, is insurance that if things really go wrong you’ve got something that will balance your portfolio. Not that you’re going to make quick money on it, but it’s like an insurance policy. You hope it doesn’t have to be used, but if it does you’ve got it.

Gold And Silver Prices At Current Levels Do Not Matter

There are no reasons to buy paper gold or silver & it is too risky to pay up and buy into a rally, at this early stage. But the reasons for buying and holding physical gold and silver are more compelling than ever, and we expect those reasons to become even more compelling. Price is irrelevant and way, way undervalued.

Gold And Gold Stocks - A Meaningful Reversal?

Usually major turning points are first signalled by strength in gold stocks and only later confirmed by a rising gold price. However, given the strange correlation between gold stocks and base metal mining stocks which has developed in recent years, one should perhaps not be too fixated on the indexes, especially as there are large disparities within the sector.

How the Blockchain and Gold Can Work Together

Gold-on-the-blockchain technology appears to hold great potential when it comes to making possible a world of digital gold money transactions. Governments use regulation & taxation to inhibit & even prevent unencumbered competition among monies. The evolution of the blockchain largely circumvents many of the obstacles governments put in the way of a free market in money.

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