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The Unique Factor that could Drive Gold & the Stock Market to New Highs

It’s not often we see a strong correlation between gold and the stock market, as the historical data tends to suggest indifference, but the recipe is there for both to soar to new heights. An increase in the spot price of gold will have an immediately positive impact on the margins of both Royal Gold and Silver Wheaton, and as such could push the valuations of both companies substantially higher.

Morgan Stanley Expects Oil Prices To Hit $35 In A Few Weeks

Morgan Stanley’s Adam Longson has been one of the most bearish sellside analysts on oil, and overnight he confirmed he isn’t going to change his opinion any time soon. Greater headwinds lay ahead, especially for crude oil. US crude oil stats are likely to trend bearish over the coming months. Putting a number to his call: oil prices will slide to $35 in the next 1-3 months.

Gold, Oil, & 'Grandmaster' Putin's Trap

It is important to keep in mind that the dollar’s attacks on gold end always end the same way – in a painful knockout for the dollar. It would be naive to believe that this is unknown to that grandmaster of patience, Vladimir Putin. By systematically increasing their gold reserves, Russia and China are relentlessly moving forward to strip the US dollar of its status as a global reserve currency.

After a Collapse in Commodity Prices, What Next?

It is true that commodity prices may remain under pressure for a long time to come. But for companies in the resources space from E&P firms to miners, commodity prices don’t matter – margins do. If costs of extraction come down and commodity prices do as well, a company can still earn a substantial profit.

Warren Buffett And The Chinese Are Loading Up On Hard Assets

I would say look at China buying gold, look at Warren Buffett buying hard assets in energy and that will give some guidance. The two other ones, powerful, biggest, best and foreign investors in the world are getting out of paper money into hard assets. They’ve created a hedge where they win both ways.

Yesterday, less than a year after Saudi Arabia launched its attack on “marginal” US Shale producers which has sent the price of WTI oil crashing by more than 50% from $100 before recouping a substantial portion of the losses and last trading around $60, the Kingdom gloated in declaring victory over US Shale.

Fracking — A New Bubble for a New Year

Oil and natural gas exploration and extraction via fracking or hydraulic fracturing is a highly capital-intensive venture. Given the tentative strategy of the Federal Reserve in raising the benchmark interest rate, a sudden and unexpected increase in borrowing costs for businesses in the high-yield debt space is a serious cause for concern.

Gold Will Benefit As US Dollar Faces Competition From Other Currencies

BRICS – an alliance of powerful countries will not allow the West to impose its currencies, and its debt-based economic philosophy on everybody. The result of these developments will ultimately reduce the hegemony of the US dollar. Only followers of a policy of sound money that includes holding of physical gold will survive this coming crisis.

Dollar Is In Peril As Global ‘De-Dollarization’ Trend Accelerates

As the Obama administration continues to alienate almost everyone else around the entire planet, an increasing number of prominent international voices are starting to question why the U.S. dollar should be so overwhelmingly dominant in global trade. The almighty dollar is more vulnerable now than it has been in decades.

Russia On The Verge Of Dealing A Massive Blow To The Petrodollar

Is the petrodollar monopoly about to be shattered? If Russia starts asking for payment in currencies other than the US dollar, that will essentially end the monopoly of the petrodollar. Russia will need trading partners willing to go along. Iran & China are two nations that would potentially be willing to make the switch…

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