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Gold Prices & it's Relationship with the Expansion of Fiat Money

Not only is Fiat Money Quantity, continuing to grow above its long-term trend, but it appears to be accelerating. The inflationary implications are obvious. Gold is already under-priced to a substantial degree. Further expansion of FMQ will eventually lead to a complete reassessment of the price relationship between fiat dollars and physical gold, to gold’s benefit and the dollar’s detriment.

Gold Edging Close to Triggering a “Buy” Signal. Will You Buy?

Banks added 27 tonnes to their reserves in August in an effort to diversify their assets and hedge against their own policies. In a survey of 19 central bank reserve managers, the WGC found that close to 90 percent of them have plans either to increase their gold reserves or maintain them at current levels. Investors might consider doing the same, for the very same reasons.

To Desperately Exit Short Positions, Banks Chose a Chinese Holiday to Slam Gold Prices

On October 4, 2016, for no apparent economic reason, the paper gold market was suddenly flooded with fictitious yellow metal. The reason gold prices dropped so dramatically, therefore, is probably as fleeting and capricious as the people behind it. Here are two Major possibilities. However, this is a major opportunity for purchasing real gold at a discounted price.

Global Gold and Silver Produced in 3 Years = Only the Interest on US Debt

The financial disaster taking place at the US costs one heck of a lot of gold and silver. In 2015, the US Federal Government paid $402 billion just to service the interest on its debt. The total value of global gold production in 2015 was $122 billion while that of silver was $14 billion. So the US could purchase 3 times the global gold and silver production in 2015, just by the interest on its debt.

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…

Gold Investment - The Cornerstone of a Well-Constructed Portfolio

John Embry highlights the pressures that have brought fiat currency to the brink, U.S. debt liabilities to staggering heights, and gold back to the institutional investor’s crosshairs. A must for anyone seeking to fully understand the state of the global economy and its implications for gold and silver, and why gold remains a cornerstone of a well-constructed portfolio today.

China’s Monetary Ascension Is Paved with Gold

When the Chinese yuan becomes an SDR currency, that could be the inflection point for a new multi-polar currency regime that sees the US dollar decline in stature. Could gold also begin to emerge as a leading currency in world trade? Over time, it certainly could. But the more immediate implications for gold’s monetary role center on its increasing accumulation by central banks such as China’s.

End of an Era: The Rise and Fall of the Petrodollar System

Similar to the paradigm shift – the transition to the petrodollar system that followed with the collapse of the Bretton Woods system, there is another major shift underway today. We will know its consequences in full, the day oil-producing countries demand gold for their oil, instead of dollars. The Gulf states are seeking measures to reduce their dependence & exposure to the US dollar.

Gold Warns of Impending Monetary System Collapse

The U.S. monetary system is the most debased it has ever been. Furthermore, the monetary system is at an all-time high stress-point & also at the worst possible time relative to other key conditions. The Dow is near all-time highs & is about to crash. This is the first time that point 4 on the Gold / Monetary Base chart will basically coincide with a Dow top/crash. This warning should not be ignored.

Gold and Silver Go Ballistic on Panic Buying as Paper Assets Crumble

There’s a lot of people out there now who are thinking, “Do I have enough gold and silver? Should I buy some more here?” And if the price goes up a lot of them are going to panic and think, “Well, if I’m ever going to get it I got to pay today’s price,” and so they jump in and they buy, and that gives whatever kind of move that’s happening some extra momentum.

The True Bearer of the Title ‘Risk Free Asset’ Should be Gold

The true bearer of the title ‘risk free asset’ should be gold – not T-bills or whatever other names government paper has. This is because gold is liquid under all market conditions. Silver is another excellent way to minimize your dependence on the goodwill of others. The former Bank of England head Lord Mervyn King offers good reasons for individual investors to buy & hold gold.

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.

China's Increasing Presence in Gold Market - An Obsession to Prop up Yuan

No doubt that Chinese officials see gold as an important asset for the future. Is China’s quest to put the yuan on the world stage closely related to this involvement in gold? Will China actually come up with some kind of a gold-backed currency? Actually, China’s fixation on gold is a story of diversification that can lessen the devastation of central planning gone wrong.

Foreign Central Banks Dumping US Debt & Buying Gold at Alarming Pace

Central banks around the world sold off a net $17 billion in US Treasury bonds in March. Sales set a record in January, hitting $57 billion. Between December and February, China’s central bank sold off an alarming $236 billion. By selling US debt, central banks can get hard cash to buy up their local currency. But many of them aren’t just purchasing local currency. They are buying gold.

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.

How China will Continue to Gain Influence in the World Gold Market

The gold market will soon be very different than from what we see today, largely due to the current developments in China. China’s influence will impact not just gold investors but everyone who has a vested interest in the global economy, stock markets, & US dollar. The Chinese understand that owning gold means economic power, & are accumulating both at a rapid rate.

A Scramble for Gold has Begun - Jim Rickards

What drives gold’s new allure? In some cases, central banks are constructing a hedge against US dollar inflation. Countries are also acquiring gold in advance of a collapse of the international monetary system that has a shelf life of about 30 years. The system has collapsed three times in the past century. Each time, major financial powers came together to write new rules.

What is the Driving Force behind the Rally in Gold Prices

Gold prices have seen a sharp rally in recent months. Who’s benefiting and why? As central banks around the world allow their currencies to devalue, gold suddenly looks a lot attractive. Gold also becomes a high-yield investment when compared to negative interest rates. The third factor driving gold is the US dollar, which appears to be running out of gas after a long rally.

China Embraces Gold In Advance Of Post-Dollar Era

To challenge the US dollar hegemony & increase its power in the global realm of finance, China has firmly embraced gold in its economy. With a staggering pace the government has developed the Chinese domestic gold market, stimulated private gold accumulation, increased its official gold reserves to ensure financial stability & support the internationalisation of the renminbi.

Central Banks are Buying Gold and Hedging Against their Own Policies

It is not surprising that central banks were adding to their gold reserves in 2015, but it is interesting that central banks have been on an unprecedented spree of creating money out of thin air. So while many investors were not enthusiastic about gold, central bankers saw a need. It seems that central bankers who are buying gold are hedging against their own policies.

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