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Tuesday
Feb212017

Gold Sector Update – What Stance is Appropriate? 

The Technical Picture – a Comparison of Antecedents


We wanted to post an update to our late December post on the gold sector for some time now (see “Gold – Ready to Spring Another Surprise?” for the details). Perhaps it was a good thing that some time has passed, as the current juncture seems particularly interesting.

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Monday
Feb202017

Alan Greenspan: Ron Paul Was Right About The Gold Standard

 As John Rubino eloquently puts it, "when the history of these times is written, former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan will be one of the major villains, but also one of the greatest mysteries. This is so because he has, in effect, been three different people." Greenspan started his public life brilliantly, as a libertarian thinker who said some compelling and accurate things about gold and its role in the world.

 

 

An example from 1966:

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Tuesday
Feb142017

Fed Chair Yellen: 'Unwise' to wait too long to hike interest rates

Waiting too long to raise interest rates would be "unwise" as economic growth continues and inflation rises, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told Congress on Tuesday.

Repeating caution that she and other central bank officials have issued in recent months, Yellen said that even though the Fed expects to hike gradually and to keep policy accommodative, getting rates back to normal levels is important and hikes will be considered ahead.

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Thursday
Feb092017

Fed's Bullard says rates can remain low through 2017

U.S. interest rates can likely remain low through at least 2017, with no clear sense yet of whether the Trump administration's policies will spark higher inflation or growth, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said on Thursday.

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Wednesday
Feb082017

MPs reject Brexit bill amendment to protect EU citizens in UK

 

Measure to force government to give all EU citizens living in Britain permanent residency defeated 332-290

 

Attempts to force the government to give all EU citizens in the UK permanent residency after Britain leaves the bloc have been defeated.

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Tuesday
Feb072017

The Price Of Gold If The U.S. Was Still On The Gold Standard

Summary

The U.S. was on a bi-metal or gold standard up until the "Nixon Shock" of 1971.

What would the value of gold per ounce need to be today to backstop the amount of U.S. currency currently in circulation?

While it is a purely hypothetical exercise, the answer is meaningful and may surprise you .

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Monday
Feb062017

Mario Draghi Hints Trump Will Be Responsible For The Next Financial Crisis


Earlier today, the portfolio manager of the world's biggest hedge fund, Mario Draghi, whose total assets held by the European Central Bank's special situations fund amount to €3.72 trillion, or 36% of the eurozone's  GDP...

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Wednesday
Feb012017

The Brutal War Between Gold And The Federal Reserve – Is The Price Of Gold Really Headed To $20,000?

 

Gold to Money Base ratio

 

On the heels of the Fed’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged, today King World News thought it was a good idea to take a step back and look at the big picture of the war between gold and the Federal Reserve.  This led to a remarkable question:  Will the price of gold really hit $20,000?

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Monday
Jan302017

Gold Mining Stocks Could Halve In 2017

Fed Hikes and Their Impact on Gold

When the first hike was delivered, along with the intention to deliver 3-4 more, gold prices were hovering above $1000. Gold now sits over $100 higher than it was at the time of the first hike, having rallied to $1375 when hikes were taken off the table. In our view one hike will see gold test $1000, two will see $1000 break, and three hikes would see $720 tested.

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Wednesday
Jan252017

James Turk On Short-Term Trading And The Reason Gold & Silver Prices Are Going To Skyrocket

Today James Turk spoke with King World News about short-term trading, and the reason gold and silver prices are going to skyrocket.

James Turk:  “This is option expiry week, Eric. As you and I have often discussed in the past, we know what to expect.

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