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British Assets play second Fiddle to Gold on Geopolitical Fears

The British bank’s investor sentiment index climbed to 6.1% in Feb, its highest level since April 2016, as UK investors continued to ride the sentiment wave. However, of all the assets, gold proved the most popular, rising 5.59% between Jan & Feb to a 46.37% approval rating. This is further evidence that “investor optimism is tempered by the need to shield against persistent geopolitical uncertainty.

Copper Flashing the Hottest Chart on the Market Right Now

Copper has endured a painful downtrend for six years. Copper has exploded out of its long-term downtrend after building a solid base last year. It’s time to get ready for some huge gains. We saw the rumblings of a potential breakout back in October. Fast forward to this year & copper is ditching its downtrend for gains. Hop on the next leg of the base metals rally while you can.

5 Timeless Reasons Why Gold Is the Best Form of Money

The proper definition of money is as something that functions as a store of value and a medium of exchange. Government fiat currencies can, and currently do, function as money. But they are far from ideal. Aristotle defined five reasons why gold is money in the 4th century BCE. Those five reasons are as valid today as they were then. Here are the reasons why gold is the best money.

Gold to Steam Ahead on Uncertainty, Despite a Strong Dollar

Despite the strength of the dollar, gold is on an upward trajectory as investors look for a safe haven in an increasingly uncertain world. We think that the gold market is targeting $1,250/oz to the upside so long as we stay above $1,220/oz support. One of the factors driving investors towards gold – uncertainty over the outcome of the upcoming French presidential elections.

Rising Gold and Silver Prices Indicate a Wall Street Correction

The recent upsurge in gold and silver does point to a possible correction on Wall Street. Share prices have been hitting new all-time highs repeatedly in recent times without any further fundamental support. With US stock indices near record high levels, we are hesitant to turn bearish yet & its impossible to predict the timing of the upcoming crash. But the stage looks set, so be prepared.

With Gold and Gold Stocks Rallying - Is It Too Late to Buy Now?

People thinking about investing in gold and silver today are asking themselves the same questions I was asking myself in 2006. “Is it too late?” My answer is no. I understand that it’s hard to put money into stocks that have risen sharply in recent months. But that’s got more to do with how oversold they were than what is likely to happen next.

Future Physical Silver Supply More Vulnerable Than Other Metals...Even Gold

Once the oil industry disintegrates under the weight of falling prices as costs continue to rise, the decline of base metal & gold production will impact silver the greatest. Not only will silver reserves plummet to a greater degree versus other metal reserves, so will its annual production rate. These 2 factors will make future supply of silver more vulnerable than most other metals… even gold.

2017 Creating Conditions for Gold to have it's Best Year in a Generation

Clearly, gold had a poor end to 2016 and fell by over 10% in the last two months of the year. However, it looks set to not only reverse this fall, but to also make high gains during the course of the year. The risks facing the world economy are significant and inflation looks set to rise, both of which create the conditions for gold to have its best year in a generation.

New Silver Catalyst to Fight Smog in Cities

Scientists are creating a new silver catalyst to purify the air that can decompose toxic carbon monoxide and other harmful substances into harmless components, an advance that could help fight smog in cities like New Delhi and Beijing. In addition, the catalyst can be adapted to neutralise the gas discharges of chemical plants and the exhaust systems of automobiles.

Gold Is Cheap Insurance - No Matter What, Real Interest Rates Will Remain Negative

Either inflation or negative real rates would definitely be a plus for gold prices. If the economy really starts to show strong growth, the Fed will begin a series of rate hikes to put the brakes on inflation, but we anticipate them to be reactive. In either case, real interest rates will remain negative, or at best near zero in both scenarios. This makes a very strong case for holding gold at current prices.

Gold, Investor Optimism & Price Inflation Outlook for 2017

The effect of price inflation is not, as commonly supposed, to drive up prices. Instead, it drives down the purchasing power of expanding government-issued currency. Awareness that money is losing purchasing power only dawns on the public late in the price inflation process. Gold is therefore a far better measure of currencies’ loss of purchasing power than government inflation measures.

Risk-On Mania Infected Markets will soon be Gold Silver Friendly

The Trump election has ignited a market mania, to everyone’s surprise. In fact, we think that risks are rising, not falling, but that’s not what the markets think as of now. Actually, in economic terms, nothing real has changed for the better & the relief probably won’t last long. And then we will see what the world really looks like. Guess it will be very gold silver friendly.

Choking Inflation is last thing the Fed wants now - Good for Gold

The Fed will not raise rates for the fun of it. The Fed wants to keep inflation under control, but what the organization really wants is negative real rates. That’s where inflation is higher than nominal rates. It does the Fed no good to raise rates unless inflation is going up even faster. Yet that’s exactly when gold does its job of preserving wealth.

US Dollar & Elections to Kick-up a Massive Storm in the Gold Market

Gold has already unwound from its overbought conditions. We had very crowded positions at the recent high – it’s looking like it’s ticking up again on the back of Friday’s uncertainty and now I suspect that will continue technically until the 1,500 mark. The current bull market in gold stocks will likely run for a few more years & the average gold stock could head many times higher.

Gold Bull Market Intact Regardless of Short Term Price Gyrations

Gold remains the asset Wall Street loves to hate. Currently the fundamental drivers of gold are mixed, which makes a sideways move the most likely prospect, barring new developments. We remain convinced that the monetary experiments of recent years will end quite badly, and that the long term case for gold remains intact regardless of short term price gyrations.

Has Gold Deviated from Long-Term Upward Trajectory or Again a Bout of Paper Manipulation?

Much of the recent selling has come from large-scale speculators operating in futures markets. Meanwhile, physical demand from retail investors, most importantly, hedge funds & other large-scale institutional investors has remained firm. When Chinese investors return, their buying alone should be enough to stabilize & re-launch gold on its long-term upward trajectory.

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.

Asset Bubbles Created by Central Banks Setup a Perfect Storm for Gold

Unless central banks are willing to initiate ultimate protocols, the inevitable result will be a bursting of all these asset bubbles and an explosion for gold that will make its $1940 high in 2011 look like pocket change. Gold will likely soar to a record within five years as asset bubbles burst in everything from bonds to credit and equities, forcing investors to find a haven.

Why The US Consumer Will Cause The Next Crisis

The market is materially mispricing the strength of the US consumer whose weakness will lead the US economy into a recession in Q117. The divergence is a result of the top 40% of earners who have accrued 84% of all new income and only 34% of new debt since 2013. This strength has driven headline sales figures and accounted for nearly all deleveraging since the financial crisis.

Gold Prices Soften While Fed Officials Hard-Sell Rate Hike Hopes

Gold prices corrected gently lower after testing trend line resistance set from early July. Near-term support is at 1333.62, the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement. Fed officials may rekindle volatility via bits of guidance before the pre-FOMC meeting blackout period. Hawkish overtones may boost rate hike speculation, boosting the US Dollar and weighing on gold prices.

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