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China On A Gold Buying Binge Despite Massive Debt For Obvious Reasons

Similar to that of other developed nations, China’s debt has also reached “bubbly” proportions. But they know that during the next crisis those nations with a large gold backing will not only survive, but will be prosperous as well! China will most certainly increase its gold reserves even further. Imagine if only a portion of their $1.22 trillion US treasury holdings are shifted to gold. BOOM…

Future(s) Outlook For Gold Prices in 2017 Seems Sparkling

Any weakness in gold prices is expected to be shallow and short-lived. A declining dollar, along with slowing global growth as the IMF lowers world growth rates — and the possibility of recession in some countries — will cause gold to appreciate through the next year. And this appreciation will continue until underlying challenges are resolved.

Gold And Silver - No Confirmed Bottom, But Certainly Nearer

The sale of 18,000 gold futures contracts last Friday raises many questions. Who would be that irresponsible to dump such a large amount after 6 years of decline, and who has the wherewithal to handle such large numbers? The purchase of physical gold and silver is still a go and it may be generations before current prices are revisited, if ever.

The Undeniable Truths about Gold and Silver

The reasons to own gold and silver are getting more compelling than ever. What really gets the goat of gold and silver investors is that, despite very good fundamental reasons to own the metals, somehow those fundamentals never show up in the price. The price action in recent years is enough to make gold and silver bulls question reality.

Shorts Savage Gold Futures After a Hawkish Surprise by the Fed

American gold futures speculators just savaged gold again on their historically-wrong and irrational belief that Fed rate hikes will decimate gold. Last week’s surprisingly-hawkish FOMC statement unleashed furious gold futures selling, battering gold back below its new uptrend’s support line. Futures shorting soon reverses, as those positions must soon be covered.

Why You Shouldn’t Panic About Your Gold Investments

There’s now a full blown campaign of hostility directed against bullion. Yet this shouldn’t tempt you to give up on gold just yet. It’s important to remember that a gold investment isn’t just an investment in the strictest sense. It’s a store of value that retains its worth when other assets collapse. Rather than thinking of gold as an investment then, think of it as a way to secure your wealth.

Gold Miners And Regulators Deathly Silent after Gold Price Attack

I find it laughable that something like the recent attack on the gold price could happen & the World Gold Council had nothing to say about it! There don’t seem to be major investigations into these gold price raids. The mining industry is worthless, not so much because of the attack, but because its own shareholders and executives are content to die quietly.

American Futures Speculators - The Primary Driver Of Gold Is Bullish

Gold’s primary driver in recent years has been the collective positions of American futures speculators. Their hyper-leveraged bets have given them outsized influence on gold prices & today their gold futures bets are very bearish. When this selling reverses into buying, it has the potential to fuel a sharp & major gold rally.

Thoughts On The Price Of Gold

Derivatives can be used by bullion banks and central banks to influence the price of gold. If the paper price goes down & physical demand increases this has to be met by equal physical supply, that is, if the price for physical gold follows the paper price. If the physical price disconnects from the paper price, premiums will appear at one location.

Barclays Fined For Manipulating Price Of Gold For A Decade

UK Financial Conduct Authority confirmed that those inexplicable gold raids which come as if out of nowhere & slam gold with a vicious force so strong sometime they halt the entire market, had a very specific source: Barclays, whose trader Daniel James Plunkett sent out a burst of orders aimed at moving the price of gold.

A World Full Of Manipulated Markets - Distorted Signals And Lost Trust

What happens when market signals are distorted by the government? – Malinvestment. The market stops directing capital to its most productive uses & wealth creation grinds to a halt. People notice that the markets they trusted, are being manipulated for the benefit of others & trust begins to erode.

Dark Gold: Shedding Light On A Mysterious Market

Once an individual locks his or her safe, that gold effectively disappears from the market at large. Unlike bank deposits or stocks, there is no way to tally the total amount of gold held by individual investors. I like to call this concept “Dark Gold.”

Fractional Reserve Bullion Banking And Gold Bank Runs

The stability of the fractional reserve bullion banking system and its gold run-proofness depends on the extent to which central banks have lent gold physically or only via book entry to bullion banks. Unallocated bullion bank accounts are fractionally backed, no different to fiat banking.

The Chinese Government’s Gold Policy - From The Horse’s Mouth

This is a detailed policy memo from the China’s highest government to let the various ministries & department know of the direction, intentions, progress & steps of development of the many facets and components of the gold market that serves both the gold industry and other areas of finance.

Furious Gold Slamdown Leads To Yet Another 20 Second Gold Market Halt

Gold trading was halted for 20 seconds as the market tried to “reliquify” itself following what was a clear attempt to reprice the gold and silver complex lower – Ironically, this comes just as the London regulator is launching an investigation into London gold benchmark manipulation.

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