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Peak Gold Production and the Implications for Gold Prices

The global gold output has been contracting since 2013. There are just not that many new mines being found and developed, and this is “very positive” for the gold price going forward. Thomson Reuters too is of the view that global mine supply is set to begin a multiyear downtrend in 2016. Demand for gold, on the other hand, should remain strong, helping to support prices even more.

An Inside Look at the World's Biggest Paper Gold Market

Here’s an infographic that tells the story about gold’s foremost trading hub, as well as the paper gold market in London. To put that in perspective, Jeff Desjardins notes that more gold is traded in London each day than what is stored at Fort Knox (4,176 tonnes). On a higher volume day, amounts closer to total U.S. gold reserves (8,133.5 tonnes) can change hands.

Investors Return Big Time to Gold Miners Stocks - A Long-Abandoned Sector

Given the extraordinary market events of the first quarter of 2016, it’s an exceedingly important one to understand what’s going on with the gold miners fundamentally. Strong Q1’16 results prove their big gains are fundamentally justified. Investors wanting to multiply their wealth as this young new bull matures should take advantage of any weakness in this volatile sector to deploy capital.

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.

Are Gold and Economic Freedom Inseparable?

An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense — perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire — that gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other.

If Gold Is Not Money, Why Do Clearinghouses and Former Fed Chairs Say It Is?

Collateral is an underlying asset that is pledged when a party enters into a financial arrangement. Even Alan Greenspan, the man most responsible for the 2008 financial crisis, has admitted that “gold is money.” He couldn’t admit this until he’d left the Fed. But this is a man who knows all too well just how the financial system works.

Indian Gold Imports Exploding In March

March has not even ended, though preliminary data indicates India has already imported over 130 tonnes of gold this month. A conservative estimate suggests total gross import can reach 150 tonnes this month. A new scheme the India government is looking at to obstruct gold import is through monetizing gold.

Dramatic Increase in Gold Flows into China

Dr. Keith Barron: “I believe that most of the Western world’s gold, which is supposed to be in central bank vaults, has been leased out. Much of it is now in private hands in India, and what remains continues going East to China and other Asian vaults. So most of the Western gold has vanished from the vaults, and it’s now just a book entry.”

One Of Largest Russian Gold Miners On Verge Of Bankruptcy

Russian gold producer Petropavlovsk, was valued at more than $3 billion four years ago and was a potential candidate to move into the coveted FTSE100. But today the firm is now worth just $60 million and is in a perilous financial situation, with speculation it may even default on $310 million in convertible bonds in February.

Hold Onto Your Gold: A Supply Shortage is Coming

Despite a 10-fold increase in the amount of money spent on gold exploration over the last decade, the amount of new discoveries was relatively unchanged. The exploration industry will need to make more new discoveries, despite decreasing capital available, or the supply of mined metals is likely to decline in coming years.

Why West Africa is Primed for Gold Discoveries

There have probably been more significant discoveries in West Africa in the last 5 or 10 years than in any other part of the world, so it’s currently a focus for me for two main reasons. First, West Africa has the right geology for gold deposits – that’s the main reason. The second reason is that it’s a relatively politically stable part of Africa.

New York Federal Reserve Lying About Gold Storage

Although I’m not sure every gold lease requires a movement of physical gold, the statement from the NY Fed they grant to return the exact same bars deposited by the account holder upon withdrawal, is untenable. As we have clearly seen by the repatriation of some German gold from the NY Fed.

New Trend Guarantees Higher Gold Prices

Consequences of debt, money printing & currency debasement, etc are valid, core reasons to hold gold in a portfolio at this point in time. But a new trend is under way, and someday soon it will be just as much a driving force for gold prices as anything else: a good old-fashioned supply crunch.

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