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India to Step up Measures to Control It's Gigantic Physical Gold Demand

India’s physical gold hoard is estimated to be 20,000 tonnes and at current market price, this works out to be a massive Rs 60 lakh crore – 4 times the total value of the withdrawn Rs 500 & Rs 1,000 notes. The government’s focus will be on a permanent reduction in domestic gold demand & not just on import of gold. Be ready for more restrictive measures in coming days.

A More Robust Understanding of the Price of Gold & Gold Valuation

A combination of a top-down and bottom-up approach is required to develop a more robust understanding and valuation of gold. Certain inputs put together, this recommended framework allows investors to use current variables and easily available economic forecasts to form a consistent, self-contained and intuitive view on the price of gold.

Central Planners Freaking Out On Discussion on Role of Gold

Michael Hiltzik thinks “a return to the gold standard would be so not right that it’s not even wrong.” The truth is there are plenty of economists who question the stewardship and discretion of Congress, the president, and, especially, Federal Reserve bankers. Heck, even Alan Greenspan is criticizing the fed and talking about an important role for gold these days.

Gold is (Once Again) Money

What China and Russia have in common is they are both protecting themselves against dollar & oil price manipulation by converting their export sales into gold. They are using gold to hedge dollar exposures in Treasury securities & oil respectively. While investors may have missed this development, other central banks have not.

What Is the Gold - Oil Ratio Telling Us?

One way to establish if a commodity or asset is relatively expensive or inexpensive is to price it in something other than a fiat currency, for example, gold. As a thumb rule, oil is relatively expensive (gold is relatively inexpensive) when the Gold-Oil ratio is below 9 & oil is relatively inexpensive (gold is relatively expensive) when the ratio is above 20.

When A Stock Bubble Goes Horribly Wrong And Hyperinflation Results

When A Stock Bubble Goes Horribly Wrong And Hyperinflation Results – Could the same be true of Europe? A challenge that’s perhaps most visible in the Eurozone is how best to balance dispersed, country-specific debt issuance against more centralized authority over monetary policy.

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