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Physical Gold Flows East as Manipulated Futures Markets Lose Credibility

Gold and silver futures markets are on the verge of losing all credibility. Registered inventories of physical metal have plummeted & number of paper claims on each available ounce has multiplied. China & Russia foresee the day when physical gold will be difficult to obtain, command a higher price & they will be in the position of setting terms in the coming new Asia-centric monetary & economic order.

Physical Gold Demand Drops But Gold Prices Soar

Gold prices are looking strong again this week. But the most surprising finding is that physical gold demand was incredibly weak during the first quarter of this year. With overall physical buying down 23.8% as compared to Q1 2015 to 781 tonnes, down from 1,025 tonnes last year. While India’s physical gold purchases dipped 65%, China’s buying dropped 27.3% YoY.

Gold, A Natural Hedge Against Both - Inflation & Negative Interest Rates

The main reason people buy gold is as a hedge against inflation. But uncertainty & fear contributed undoubtedly to gold’s stellar first quarter rise. Analysts remain focused almost exclusively upon the major historical influence of inflation & possible rate hikes. Negative rates are now looming so large that precious metals could become an alternative form of cost-free cash.

12 Reasons Why Ritholtz & Many Experts Are Mistaken On Gold

There is an incredible lack of understanding of the function of gold, its importance as a diversification & a safe haven asset. They have no knowledge of the role gold plays in macro-economics, geopolitics, monetarily & also that gold has protected people throughout history from financial & economic crashes & currency devaluations.

Gold Investors Face Uncertainty on a Line-Up of Events in India

Gold prices have gained 11% this year till date, rebounding from the biggest annual decline since 1981, as signs of slowing economic growth increased demand. I expect gold and silver prices to remain highly uncertain & volatile in the Indian markets, based on a line up of major events in India.

Ukraine Bank Runs Could Soon Be Seen In EU And U.S.

The plunge in the Ukrainian hryvnia this week and the risk of bank runs, not to mention the risk of contagion for European banks exposed to Ukraine should support gold. Rising geopolitical tensions between Russia and the West over developments in the Ukraine should also be supportive.

Cracks in the Bearish Sentiments Towards Gold

We are beginning to see cracks in the overall bearish sentiments towards gold expressed by most bank analysts earlier this year, but some still remain unmoved by the recent positive gold price performance. How long they continue to do so if gold maintains its recovery, remains to be seen.

Fed Smashes Gold And Silver While 2,000 Gold Eagles Were Sold

While the traders were focused on the “FED TRICK”, in the precious metal markets, few realized the “GOLD TREAT” as the U.S. Mint updated its Gold Eagle figures showing another 2,000 oz of the coins were sold since their update yesterday.

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