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The 3 Drivers Sending Gold Prices To Multi Year Lows

Gold prices have traded down for 10 straight sessions to end the week at $1,099 per ounce, its lowest point in more than five years. Gold stocks, as expressed by the XAU, have also tumbled. Besides apparent price manipulation, other factors are affecting gold’s behaviour right now, three in particular. Meanwhile, the slump in gold prices has accelerated retail demand.

Paper Gold Market Seem Completely Disconnected From Physical Gold Market: Why?

The paper gold market is telling one story. But the actual physical bullion market is telling quite another. It’s not clear exactly who is suppressing precious metals or why, but it is quite apparent that prices on paper exchanges are completely disconnected from reality, as retail buyers are taking this opportunity to scoop up gold and silver at prices that are 50% or more off their highs.

The Next Financial Disaster Starts Here - Junk Bonds

Investors looking for income have turned to junk bonds. Junk bonds didn’t grow much from 2002 to 2008. But when the Fed cut rates to zero in 2008, junk bond issuance began to take off & the number of junk bond issues soared 483% between 2008 and 2014. Today, some of the savviest investors are starting to place bets against junk bonds. Exit junk bonds today.

Eurozone Wants to Force Common Fiscal Control, Eurobonds - Jim Rickards

Greece now has to run its government according to German dictates. Greece has already outsourced its monetary policy to the ECB & now it’s sort of outsourced its fiscal policy to the German finance ministry. So you’re on a path to unified fiscal policy & ultimately the Eurobonds – bonds backed by full strength & credit of not just any one country but the entire Eurozone.

Why Most Pundits are Dead Wrong about China’s Gold

Gold is still the safest asset, and every investor should have some in their portfolio. The price of gold will go significantly higher in the years ahead. But contrary to what you hear from the pundits and read in the blogs, gold won’t go higher because China is confronting the US or launching a gold-backed currency.

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Gold Prices and the Gibson’s Paradox Implications

The flight of speculative capital from falling markets has to go somewhere, particularly if cash balances held in the banks are at a growing risk from systemic default. The Gibson’s Paradox tells us that these are the conditions for commodities to become the safe haven of choice for the highest levels of speculative money ever recorded since fiat currencies dispensed with the gold standard.

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