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The Reasons For Owning Gold Bullion Are As Strong As Ever

Given its recent surge, is gold still a “buy?” With the Fed in a tricky situation regarding interest rates—and ambiguity likely to continue to surround the political arena—we may be in for a wild ride in 2017. Given the uncertain outlook and improving fundamentals for gold, now is a great time to add the yellow metal to your portfolio.

Individuals likely to opt for Gold or Silver if Free to choose what to use as Money

History shows that, if individuals have the freedom to choose what to use as money, they will likely opt for gold or silver. Of course, modern politicians and their Keynesian enablers despise the gold or silver standard. Its because linking a currency to a precious metal limits the ability of central banks to finance the growth of the welfare-warfare state via the inflation tax.

Is Gold still a Buy? - 5 Reasons You Should Increase Allocation to Gold

Gold is up almost 8% since the beginning of the year & the outlook for 2017 is bright. Net bets on higher future prices have almost doubled since January. Assets held by gold ETFs are up 34% from their Dec lows. Given its recent surge, is gold still a “buy?” Here are 5 compelling Reasons. Given the uncertain outlook & improving fundamentals for gold, now is a great time to add gold to your portfolio.

What is President Trump's US Dollar Policy?

Let’s take a look at what Trumponomics really means for the direction of the US dollar. If the Trump Administration really wanted a weaker US dollar they would ask for Janet Yellen’s resignation & appoint someone even more dovish than she is. A successful implementation of Trumponomics equates to a stronger US dollar, higher bond yields & rising borrowing costs.

Reasons Why Debt-Based Paper Currency Is Not Money

All paper currencies are debt. They are neither redeemable for anything by their issuer, nor is there a limit on how many can be created. In today’s world, not only do people around the world take it for granted that paper is money, but that it should be so. After the current system collapses, as in the past has, some form of money will have to replace it, and it’s almost certainly going to be gold.

Gold Price Movements may not be Exciting in 2017 – But I just can’t be Bearish on Gold

Across the developed world, is civil tension, unrest and division going to bubble over, or is it going to simmer down in the coming years? There is every chance that the narrative of civil discontent, division and unrest continues to fester and worsen in the coming years, even if there are no big, catalytic votes coming up in the US and UK. That’s why I’m not particularly bearish about gold.

Gold Investment Demand to rise on Inflation & Pent-up Selling in Red-Hot Stocks & US Dollar

Stock investors owning essentially-zero gold exposure, have vast room to buy again when the wildly-overvalued stock markets inevitably roll over. Gold investment demand was triggered in 2016 by post-Fed-rate-hike stock selling delayed until January for tax reasons. Incentives to hold until January are far greater this year than most, since 2017 may see lower tax rates thanks to Trump.

Will the US Dollar Die as "New World Money" Goes Live Today? Should I Buy Gold?

Today, Sept. 30, is when the IMF officially adds the Chinese yuan to its basket of currencies comprising its special drawing right (SDR). It has enormous long-term implications for the dollar. Does that mean the dollar becomes worthless overnight? Of course not. This is a development with long-term implications, and that’s the point — the dollar will die — but with a whimper, not a bang.

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…

Case for Owning Real Money - Gold and Silver Outside the Banking System

We’re in a situation on a global basis we’ve never been in before, which is that the reserve currency of the world is failing, which means you need something outside of the system. You need something that’s not electronic-based, has no counterparty risk, that’s universally recognized & of high value that could be used anytime, anywhere by anyone. That of course is gold and silver.

Deutsche Bank Refuses Delivery Of Physical Gold Upon Demand

What was supposedly an ETC which promised physical delivery upon demand, is nothing more than yet another “paper only” play. Is the inability to deliver physical gold an incipient issue with Xetra-Gold, or Deutsche Bank, and if the latter is suddenly unable to satisfy even the smallest of delivery requests by retail clients, just how unprecedented is the global physical gold shortage?

Here Is Why The US Dollar Collapse Is Imminent

The list of reasons why the US dollar could collapse is getting bigger daily. Here are some factors – Reckless monetary policies by the Federal Reserve. U.S. national debt continues to increase. Other currencies like the Chinese yuan are gaining a significant amount of attention on a global level. Central banks are starting to lose trust in the US dollar as well. Read more…

Believe it or Not - It’s Way Too Early to Take Profits in Gold and Silver

If another asset appears better positioned to deliver capital preservation or if the risks to capital fade, it will be time to sell some of your physical gold and silver. For now, the risks are extreme, and most other options look awful. Here are a few signs which would signal it is time to lighten up on gold and silver. Simply hold on tightly to your precious metals till then.

While America Debates the $20 Bill, China Moves Closer to Gold

By trading physical gold in renminbi, China is slowly chipping away at the dominance of US dollars….The gold reserve on the China balance sheet has almost doubled since 2009. By holding gold, and moving away from a US-dollar centric system, we actually require less US dollars. Of course the true measure of China’s gold holdings is still a closely guarded secret.

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.

China Yuan Gold Fix Is Part Of A Planned Shift From The US Dollar

By trading physical gold in renminbi, China is slowly chipping away at the dominance of US dollars. Gold, silver, and petroleum are the three US dollar based commodities that China wants most control of, according to Bocom strategist Hao Hong but “gold in particular is one of the commodities that China is hoarding very hard.”

Silver Futures Near $16.30 Resistance - Will Silver Prices Break Through?

Silver futures for May delivery climbed to $16.13 a troy ounce, putting it on pace for the highest close of the year on the Comex. Silver futures are likely to face stiff resistance near $16.30, a price level that has been difficult to penetrate since September 2015. A clear break above that level could expose a further upside rally in silver futures in the coming months.

China needs a lot of Gold to make-up for the Loss Expected on Treasuries

Right now, China’s reserves are about $3.2 trillion, of which about $2 trillion is denominated in US dollars, and most of that are U.S. Treasury Securities. They can’t dump them. So what the Chinese are doing instead is they’re acquiring gold as a hedge. China is going to be in this position where they lose on the paper, but they make it up on the gold.

Gold and the US Monetary Base Signal the Greatest Depression

When the US monetary base gets too big relative to the gold price (& US gold reserves), then market forces seek to correct the situation. The lack of confidence in banks will be a critical part of the coming gold rally. Remember that if we were to get a 100% gold backing of the US monetary base, based on current US official gold reserves, gold would have to be trading in excess of $15 000.

This is not 2008 – At least not for Gold Prices

Both, low energy prices & higher real interest rates are already reflected in the current gold prices. As longer-dated oil prices cannot remain below industry costs indefinitely, nor real interest rates rise much higher given a data dependent FED, this creates an asymmetry to gold prices, regardless of broader market normalization – or capitulation.

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