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No Sound Reasons for the Gold Price to Stop Rising - Nor Can Anyone

I think the gold price will continue to do so in the years ahead. There is an important change of trend taking place. Charts too indicate it is the start of a multi-year bull market. That doesn’t mean gold won’t fall from here. It’s had a big run & some profits booking can happen. Is there a solid fundamental reason behind the gold price surge? Read on to know the reasons.

Is Gold a Commodity, an Investment, or Money? - The Golden Chameleon

At times, gold behaves like a commodity. The gold price tracks the ups and downs of commodity indices. Sometimes, gold is viewed as a safe haven investment & competes with stocks and bonds for investor attention. On occasion, gold assumes its role as the most stable long-term form of money the world has ever known. Like a chameleon, gold also changes its nature depending on the background.

Troubling Turnover In COMEX Silver Inventories

The amounts of physical silver being shuffled into and out from the various COMEX silver warehouses is enormous, equally 50% and more of world total mine production at times. I continue to be flabbergasted that the COMEX silver warehouse movement is completely overlooked in the analytical community despite this movement being so large, persistent and easy to verify.

10 Most Valuable Investment Quotes To Live By

The reality is that we can’t control outcomes; the most we can do is influence the probability of certain outcomes which is why the day to day management of risks and investing based on probabilities, rather than possibilities, is important not only to capital preservation but to investment success over time.

What Is the Gold - Oil Ratio Telling Us?

One way to establish if a commodity or asset is relatively expensive or inexpensive is to price it in something other than a fiat currency, for example, gold. As a thumb rule, oil is relatively expensive (gold is relatively inexpensive) when the Gold-Oil ratio is below 9 & oil is relatively inexpensive (gold is relatively expensive) when the ratio is above 20.

Gold: The One Commodity Buffett and Bernanke Just Don’t Understand

Warren Buffett once famously said that gold has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head over the Earthlings & their fascination with a metallic element. Former Fed-head Ben Bernanke once told Congress that gold is not money & it is just a precious metal — the price for which no one really understands.

Clean Water, Scarcity, and Market Prices

When we fail to understand the basics of scarcity & prices, we are left with current & dominant view of water in which everyone owns it & action to maintain it can only be undertaken communally. Why is it that we have too much dirty water in one place, not enough in another & yet be surrounded by an abundance of bottled water?

Why Are Food Prices so High? Because We're Eating Oil

Regardless of what we eat, we’re actually eating oil. Not directly, of course, but indirectly, as the global production of tradable foods relies on mechanized farming, fertilizers derived from fossil fuel feedstocks, transport of the harvest to processing plants and from there, to final customers.

Commodity Financed Shadow Banking in China

A commodity financed deal requires an offshore bank to issue a letter of credit against physical commodity stocks either in transit or held in bonded warehouses, which can be cashed onshore into local currency, which is then invested for a significant yield pick-up over the cost of owning the commodity

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