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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.

Wait for Bargain Gold and Silver Prices & Risk Missing the Bus Altogether

There is certainly nothing wrong with bargain hunting. Bullion investors should consider that, despite the rise in gold and silver prices, the value proposition for both – gold and silver is quite compelling. And also that, at least gold and silver are among the best performing assets of the year, and prices are still nowhere near all-time highs like bonds and equities.

Gold Market Manipulation has Created Rarest of Opportunities

The banksters, by manipulating the price of gold and artificially creating a bear market, have created what will likely turn out to be one of the greatest opportunities ever seen. It’s time for price to swing in the other direction. And it’s going to swing so far in the other direction, that I have no doubt before it is over this will be the largest bull market the world will ever see.

China Is Now In Control Of The Global Silver Prices

China has been an unofficial price-setter for most metals over the past decade. And this week, China became an official participant in setting prices for one of the world’s most important precious metals markets – the London Bullion Market silver price. One of China’s largest banks just became a member of an elite group of players that controls fluctuations in this key metal.

The Gold Bull Market Is Back... But Will It Last?

The gold bull is back. After trending downward for more than four years, gold prices have broken out to the upside with a gain of more than 20% off their December lows. Gold bulls can sometimes disappoint, and sometimes they keep running and running until they go parabolic. Is the path now clear for gold prices to march on toward new all-time highs?

Silly Myths about Gold during Rising Interest Rates

The myth of rising rates being bad for hard assets persists in spite of data that show the exact opposite is true. Meanwhile, spot gold prices have traded below mining production costs for much of the year – presaging supply destruction in the months ahead. That is a far more important development in the outlook for precious metals markets than anything the Fed did or said this week.

Is Gold Now Set-Up For A Move Higher?

The bullion banks have quietly shifted their trading book to a net long position. And, the hedge funds & small retail traders have taking the other side of this & have gone significantly net short Comex gold. It is very rare for the hedge funds to run a net short position. The last time when hedge funds were net short was in early 2000 right before the bull market in gold was launched.

Acute Silver Coin Shortage as Demand Hits the Roof

The global silver coin market is in the grips of an unprecedented supply squeeze, forcing some mints to ration sales and step up overtime while sending U.S. buyers racing abroad to fulfill a sudden surge in demand. Silver prices have fallen 7% this year, are on track for their third yearly loss and down by 70% from all-time highs of $50 hit in April 2011.

Gold Fix Demise May Free Gold’s Price To Rise

Deutsche Bank, announced yesterday that it will be resigning from both the London Gold Fixing and London Silver Fixing panels, and that it is withdrawing without having found a buyer for either of its seats on the respective panels. Deutsche Bank’s last day as a member of the Fixings is Tuesday, 13th May.

The U.S. Federal Reserve QE3 - Tapering Impact

The Federal Reserve’s decision on Tapering, its size and what the FOMC implies for future tapering will almost certainly spark sharp price reactions in the markets, all that have moved violently this year on mere QE3 – Taper anticipation.

The Silver Market Duality

Duality in trade in the precious metals markets has existed for decades. The decoupling has never been more obvious with […]

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