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Gold And Silver Prices Crash Despite Financial Instability & Political Turmoil

Despite the negative bond yield environment, political turmoil in a number of countries, a tumultuous US presidential election campaign & uncertainty in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, gold and silver prices plummeted. Not to mention the current fragility of the global financial system. Now is the time to buy assets physical gold and silver that offer a meaningful hedge against such a scenario.

Deemed Necessary but Progressively Ineffective Monetary Injections will Support Gold

In the coming months, the central banks of advanced economies will begin to suffer from monetary exhaustion, possibly starting in Japan where the debt burden is now 250 percent of the GDP. As monetary injections will be seen as necessary but progressively ineffective, investors’ confidence in fiat currencies is likely to decline as they will add their gold purchases.

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.

India Central Bank Cuts Rate 5th Time in 17 Months - Dollar Still Holding the Conn

India got the fifth rate cut from Rajan in the past 17-months, that has seen 150 Basis Points taken from the internal rate & traders sold rupees after the rate announcement. The dollar is still holding the conn again today & the dollar has even beaten back the Japanese yen. So once again, we are looking at an all-out assault by the dollar on the currencies and metals.

Who Says You Can't Pay Your Debts with Gold?

The Swiss Federal Customs Administration, reflected that $1.3 billion worth of gold bars were received, believed to be payment on two big bond payments due this month. With a loss of revenue from the drop in the price of oil, Venezuela may have to default on future bond payments. I wonder how the anti-gold crowd will spin this story that gold was used as a payment on debt?

Russia's Dollar De-Dollarization May Have Begun

Russia has plans to raise $1 billion in government debt next year with bonds denominated in Chinese renminbi. Not the US dollar! Uh-Oh. the de-dollarization is taking off. So what if Russia denominates their bonds (that used to be issued in dollars) in renminbi & vice versa with Chinese issued bonds? This eliminates the need to hold large sums of dollar reserves.

Have Commodities Reached an Inflection Point?

Most commodities, including crude oil, metals and grains, are priced in U.S. dollars. They therefore share an inverse relationship. When the dollar weakens, prices tend to rise. And when it strengthens, prices fall, among other past ramifications. We might very well have reached an inflection point for commodities, which opens up investment opportunities.

RBI Cuts Repo Rate 50 Basis Points, But Rupee Rallies

I’m a fan of RBI Gov. Rajan, and I think that if he feels as though this will help offset the China slowdown. But to see the rupee rally like it has after a rate cut? That’s a surprise. I shake my head in disbelief. But, gold is down, and so too is silver, and platinum, with palladium the only precious metals of these 4 to be trading with a gain this morning.

Why You Need to Buy & Hold Gold and Silver – Too Many Getting It Wrong

Here is the best reason to buy and hold gold and silver, at any price, especially at these artificially suppressed prices. Gold and silver, are a means of economic freedom & independence from the de facto corporate federal government doing everything it can to enslave the country & succeeding quite well.

Shanghai Gold Exchange International Board Another Blow To US Dollar

In the fourth quarter of this year the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) will launch an international board in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) for investors worldwide to trade gold spot contracts denominated in renminbi. We can see power shifting from West to East on a daily basis now.

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