As Kitco News’ 5-year celebrations draw to a close, Brent Cook, editor of the Exploration Insights and famed geologist, pops in and compares the gold mining industry today to the one we saw five years ago. “We’re probably in the same shape, just no one knew how bad it was five years ago,”
By Hard Assets Alliance Team
Since writing last month that inflation was on the rise, things have taken an abrupt turn. Look at the deflationary actions that have recently taken place:
The US dollar has shot up
The US bond market has rallied
Precious metals prices have collapsed
Base metal prices have fallen
Stock markets have declined
Oil and other commodities have fallen.
Further, just last week the International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecast for the third time this year. Why? It doubts how quickly “rich countries will be able to pull free from high debt and unemployment in the wake of the 2007-2009 global financial crisis.”
It seems hard to find someone who is bullish on gold prices these days but this economist thinks $1,335 gold may not be far-fetched. “One of the things that tend to be overlooked…is that the real interest rate in the U.S., particularly at the short end, is going to remain negative right through 2015,” he said. “Furthermore…
By Casey Research
Financial pundits are divided on Asia. Some believe China and Japan are going to have their day in the sun, while others fear that economic mismanagement will lead to a similar collapse as we’ve seen in the US in 2008. Here are some opinions of prominent investment experts from the just-concluded Casey Research Fall Summit.
John Mauldin, chairman of Mauldin Economics and bestselling author of Endgame and Code Red, thinks we’re in an age of transformation. “Keynesians rule the world, whether we like or not, so we should invest with that reality in mind.”
As Julius Caesar said: the die is cast. He also said I came, I saw, I conquered (Veni Vidi Vici). The entire idea of the Euro is a total disaster. This is now about a dictatorship in Brussels that has built a political infrastructure which will promote civil war in Europe – not peace and harmony.
How much has Chinese gold demand fallen this year – 50% or perhaps only 10%? We unravel the conflicting data, which will ultimately be key to where the gold price is headed.
Author: Lawrence Williams
Posted: Monday , 13 Oct 2014
LONDON (MINEWEB) -
There is no doubt at all that Chinese demand for physical gold is having, and will continue to have, a huge impact on global gold flows and on the supply/demand balance,
By Casey Research
The United States of America is not what it used to be. Unsustainable mountains of debt, continuous meddling by the government and Fed to “stimulate the economy,” and the US dollar’s dwindling status as the world’s reserve currency are very real threats to Americans’ standard of living. Here are some opinions from the recently concluded Casey Research Fall Summit on the state of the state and how to fix it.
Marc Victor, a criminal defense attorney from Arizona and a staunch liberty advocate, says there’s really no such thing as “the state”—“it’s just some people bossing other people around.”
Not everyone wants to fix things, he says; the bosses like the status quo. For example, aside from drug lords, DEA agents are the ones benefiting most from the “War on Drugs.”
Victor believes that democracy and freedom are incompatible, since “democracy is majority rule,
Gold prices fall below the key $1,200 level on the back on a strengthening US dollar and better-than-expected jobs report as markets anticipate the upcoming FOMC meeting; iiTRADER's Bill Baruch joins Kitco News' Daniela Cambone to help make sense of it all on today's edition of "On The Spot". According to Baruch, we're seeing a combination of factors pressuring the gold market, stemming from the fact that gold is priced in US dollars, and while other central banks in Europe are just beginning to initiate quantitative easing,
Gold has fallen from over $1,300 in mid-August to around $1,210 per ounce as of October 21, dragging many gold-related stocks down with them. Steve Todoruk joined Rick Rule at Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd. in 2003. Should cautious investors steer clear of the sector for now? Or is this an opportunity to buy gold stocks? In a recent note, Steve weighed in:
While gold has gotten cheaper in recent weeks – partially because of US dollar strengthening -- the stock prices of many major miners and small juniors are holding well above their lows of December 2013.
Today one of the legends in the business warned King World News about the Ebola crisis and the possibility of America being headed for a lockdown. Keith Barron, who consults with major companies around the world and is responsible for one of the largest gold discoveries in the last quarter century, also what is happening with the gold and silver markets.