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01 Nov
The Kremlin

Something in the Air!

What War Means to Gold and Silver Through centuries of invasions and wars, conquests and collapses, occupations and upheavals, there is one constant: In such a crisis, the go-to money is some form of gold or silver: coins and bars, jewelry, art, watches, and even silverware and tea sets.  While wars are one of the […]

23 Sep
China Buying Gold

Central Banks, China Add Gold

Central Banks and China Are Adding Gold… Again. The numbers are in on central bank gold buying for the first half of 2018.  For the six months central banks increased their gold buying by 8 percent over the year before. Altogether central banks accounted for 10 percent of global gold demand.  The officially reported numbers for […]

02 Sep
gold ingots

Trade Talk and Dollar Weakness Supported Gold This Week

Dollar Weakness Supported Gold Precious metals headed higher this week with gold hovering around $1,200. Dollar weakness supported gold prices, but gold stayed fairly quiet. Silver hovered around $14.50. Trade talk once again was a mover for both gold and the dollar. President Trump announced the possibility of new tariffs for China in the ever-escalating […]

24 Jun
Russia ditching US treasuries

Russia Is Ditching Treasuries for Gold, Re-Thinking Safe Haven. But Gold Prices Remained Stuck This Week.

Russia Is Ditching Treasuries for Gold, and It’s Not the Only One Are the Russians re-thinking safe haven? Russia is ditching treasuries for gold in recent months. In April, Russia slashed its holdings of U.S. debt in half. This was following fresh sanctions slapped on various Russian businesses and individuals. The senior adviser at Danske Bank […]

17 Jun
Trade War with China

Gold Hammered by Strong Dollar Friday And Trade War with China Remains in Focus

Gold Hammered by Strong Dollar Friday As Trade War Remains in Focus Precious metals struggled Friday. Though gold hit a two week high earlier in the week climbing to $1,313, Friday saw gold hammered by strong dollar index. Trade war and tariffs dominated headlines. President Trump levied 25% tariffs on 800 Chinese imported goods, and […]

25 Feb
BRICS

Gold Buying Goes Up Around the Globe As BRICS Countries Eye More Gold, Venezuela Toys with Gold Backed Cryptocurrency

Russia Passes China in Gold Holdings as Gold Buying Goes Up Around the Globe The Russian central bank passed China last year in increasing gold holdings as gold buying goes up around the globe. Russia has been buying gold every month for almost three years, while China’s accrual has tapered off slightly. This past month, […]

08 Oct
complacent stock market

Complacency in the Markets Affecting Gold

Complacency in the Markets Affecting Gold Negatively This Week The stock market continues to set new highs this week. As these records rack up, there is right now a great deal of complacency in the markets affecting gold. Gold fell slightly again this week under pressure from new stock market highs and interest rate talk. It […]

16 Jul
Will Bitcoin be backed by gold?

Gold and Cryptocurrency Forming a New Relationship?

A Cryptocurrency Backed By Gold? Sure Makes Sense, Doesn’t It? Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have experienced massive rallies recently as a possible, alternative safe haven investment.  Are Gold and Cryptocurrency forming a New Relationship? Naturally, a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin brings inherit fears of instability and raises questions from investors. This being mainly because the “currency” […]

28 May
Shanghai Stock Exchange

China Downgrade Worrying Investors This Week and Gold Looks Resilient

China Downgrade Worrying Investors As the Country’s Financial Strength in Question Gold had another strong week, and looks like it is moving out of its recent sluggishness. With Moody’s China downgrade worrying investors this week, the dollar continuing to show weakness, and a possible rate hike, gold is looking attractive and shows signs that it will […]

09 Apr
Trade War with China

Gold Surges after Airstrikes in Syria: What’s Next?

Gold Surges after Airstrikes in Syria by the U.S. Gold surges after airstrikes in Syria on Thursday night to end the week hitting the $1,270 mark on Friday. In retaliation for an alleged Syrian chemical attack on civilians last week near Idlib, the U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat Air Base late Thursday […]

22 Jan
Ray Dialo Fund Manager

How Populism Will Be Biggest Driver of Markets in the Future

Why Populism Will Be Biggest Driver of Markets According to the Largest Hedge Fund’s Manager Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates (considered the world’s largest hedge fund), believes that populism will be biggest driver of markets and money in the future. Populism will be even more influential than monetary policy from the Federal Reserve and […]

04 Dec
Gold Bull Market Coming

Re-thinking Gold Buying Opportunities and the Current Price Dip

RE-THINKING GOLD BUYING OPPORTUNITIES & TAKING ADVANTAGE OF CURRENT PRICE DIP Gold prices have been falling since Donald Trump’s election win, and as price dips, it is an optimal time for strategically re-thinking gold buying opportunities of the wealth preserving asset. Most analysts predicted that a Trump win would be positive for gold due to […]

20 Nov
dollars gauging volatility

Does the VIX Still Accurately Measure Fear?

DOES THE VIX STILL ACCURATELY MEASURE FEAR? OR IS IT NOW THE DOLLAR? The VIX does not seem to accurately measure fear anymore. The VIX – or volatility index – shows the markets’ 30-day forecast for volatility. It describes implied volatilities, is constructed partly from both calls and puts, is forward-looking, and referred to as […]

12 Jun
Golden Bull Market fights the bear

Gold Prices Rise and Stocks Fall with Increased Concern Over Global Economy

Gold and Silver Prices Strong This Week, Stocks Vulnerable Gold and silver prices continued rise this week following its strong close the previous Friday. Ominous signs about the stability of the U.S. economy started to become apparent after a much weaker than expected jobs data report last week. A few days prior, Janet Yellen, chair […]

20 May
The Brexit

Gold Lifts as “Brexit” Fears Shake the Markets

The “Brexit” Politics and Their Impact on the Markets A few weeks ago we touched on the possibility of Great Britain voting to leave the European Union and what the impact of this move would be on gold and the markets. The referendum for the British exit – known most commonly as the “Brexit” – […]

17 Apr
Chinese Market and Gold

What the Chinese Market Could Mean for Gold Price; Silver Price Rallies, Outstrips Gold This Week on Performance for First Time in Four Years

Is China Becoming an Even Bigger Player in the World’s Gold Market? Despite the price dip in gold this week, other market trends point towards future increases in demand that could drive prices up. China, with the world’s second largest economy, is already an important power player in the gold market, and is set to […]

03 Apr
Gold in Q1

Q1-2016 Closes as Gold’s Best Gaining Period Since 1986

  Gold’s Best Gaining Period Since 1986- Q1 Closes with Strong Gold Outlook As the stock market and dollar retreated this week, gold prices edged higher, finishing the quarter with a 16 percent rise. Despite some slowing from market correcting through March, we witnessed gold’s best gaining period since 1986. On March 29, The Fed […]

Gold Stays Strong, Silver Up 9% for October

Jim Clark 10/25/2015 Gold and silver traded softer this week with gold losing some ground from $1,171 to close $1,164 up 5% for October to date and silver opened the week at $15.86 and is trading at $15.81 basically unchanged for the week and up 9% for the month so far. Analysts attribute this week’s […]

The Strong Rally of Gold and Silver

Jim Clark 10/18/2015 Gold and silver have surged this week to bring both metals into positive return territory for this year. With a strong follow through to last week’s rally, both metals continue to make higher highs and higher lows, a bullish indicator of a turn in the market as we addressed last week. Gold […]

Welcome to the Wall Street Casino

Jim Clark 8/28/2015 THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S STOCK MARKET On Monday- we saw a one thousand point swing in the DOW IN ONE DAY! As we wrote last week, we are seeing unprecedented volatility in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and in the broader markets, the S&P and The NASDAQ.  The chart below shows […]

The Chinese Stock Market Crash; Gold Demand Continues

Jim Clark 8/2/15 The Chinese Stock Market Crash Since peaking in June, Chinese stock market indexes are down roughly 30%. As reported on CNBC today, Chinese farmer/investor has lost his and his family’s life savings and then some. Because of margin calls, Yang Cheng owes his brokerage firm $1 million, the amount of his original […]

Greece: Coming to a Bank Near You?

Jim Clark 7/17/2015 ADR Pricing for the National Bank of Greece:   Greek banks are scheduled to open on Monday but despite positive headlines and happy talk about the Greek crisis being solved, the EU central bankers and the Greek government have done what they have always done- they kicked the can further down the […]

Your Money and the Banking System

Jim Clark 7/12/2015 Your Money and the Banking System Draconian measures intended to save Greek banks and the Euro monetary system have been imposed on the people of Greece. Greeks are no longer allowed to transfer money to accounts outside of Greece. In addition to limiting cash withdrawals to $65 a day, Deputy Finance Minister […]

Gold and Silver Break Their 200 Day Moving Averages

Jim Clark 5/15/15 This week has seen very positive developments for gold bulls. Gold broke strongly through resistance at $1217 to begin consolidation over $1220 to close Friday at $1220.50. On Tuesday, gold was up roughly $23 on heavy trading volume (Remember the old saying, “Volume is the weapon of the Bull!”). Gold surged through its […]

The Gold Market Discussion: 4/26/15: What if the Yuan Was Backed by Gold?

by Jim Clark April 24, 2015 Can 1.4 billion Chinese be wrong? Between 2008 and 2009 China doubled their reserve of gold bullion stock. In April of 2009, the Chinese Central Bank (The People’s Bank of China) reported gold holdings of 1,054 metric tonnes. Recently, Bloomberg Intelligence estimated China’s gold holdings at 3,510 metric tonnes, […]