LBMA at the Movies: Golden Turkeys

BullionStar Blogs Ronan Manly   In March of this year, the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) released a series of short videos about various aspects of the London precious metals markets and the role the LBMA claims to plays in those markets. In the words of the LBMA: “LBMA, the […]

Spotlight on the HUI and XAU Gold Stock Indexes

BullionStar Blogs Ronan Manly Posted on 31 Jul 2018 by Ronan Manly Probably the two best known gold mining stock indexes in the world’s financial markets are the HUI and the XAU. HUI is the ticker symbol for the NYSE Arca Gold BUGS Index. XAU is the ticker symbol for […]

Turkey’s Attempt to Mop up Mattress Gold – Inside BullionStar

This blog post is a guest post on BullionStar’s Blog by the renowned blogger JP Koning who will be writing about monetary economics, central banking and gold. BullionStar does not endorse or oppose the opinions presented but encourage a healthy debate. The Turkish government, in particular its central bank, has a relatively unique relationship […]

Chinese Gold Market: Still in the Driving Seat

BullionStar Blogs – Ronan Manly Posted on 19 Jul 2018 by Ronan Manly With the first half of 2018 now behind us, it’s an opportune time to look at whats been happening in the Chinese Gold Market. As a reminder, China is the largest gold producer in the world, the largest […]

How much Gold is in the FIFA World Cup Trophy?

BullionStar Blogs Inside BullionStar Posted on 12 Jul 2018 by BullionStar Arguably the best known and most coveted trophy in the history of sport, the World Cup Trophy has a mythical status among elite footballers and sports fans alike, and its iconic shape and form are synonymous with the World […]

Gold’s Price Performance: Beyond the US Dollar

BullionStar Blogs Ronan Manly Posted on 1 Jul 2018 by Ronan Manly   With the first half of 2018 now drawn to a close, much of the financial medias’ headlines and commentary relating to the gold market has been focusing on the fact that the US dollar gold price has […]

The Shareholders Gold Council (SGC) – “Just don’t mention the Gold Price”

One of the more interesting developments in the gold mining sector at the moment is the impending launch of an investor alliance called the Shareholders Gold Council (SGC) whose objectives focus on reversing the poor shareholder returns and underperformance that has been dogging the sector’s leading gold mining stocks for […]

Cashless society, negative interest rates and hyperinflation – part 2

BullionStar Blogs Inside BullionStar Posted on 24 Jun 2018 by BullionStar https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/bullionstar/cashless-society-negative-interest-rates-and-hyperinflation-part-2/ Imagine a country in which banks hold virtually no cash at all. A country where if you walk into a bank branch, the clerk won’t be able to help you make a deposit. A country where there’s a […]

Singapore, Brunei, and the $10,000 banknote

This post talks about Singapore and Brunei’s $10,000 note, the most valuable banknote denomination in the world. It delves into the historical monetary relationship between the two nations. Powered by WPeMatico

Sovereign Money Referendum: A Swiss Awakening to Fractional-Reserve Banking? – Ronan Manly

On Sunday 10 June 2018, Switzerland’s electorate voted on a referendum calling for the country’s commercial banks to be banned from creating money. In a country world-famous for its banking industry, this was quite an interesting turn of events. Known as the Sovereign Money Initiative or ‘Vollgeld’, the referendum was […]

Investing in the Noble Metal of Platinum – Inside BullionStar

Along with gold and silver, platinum is a recognized investment precious metal which is fabricated in the form of high quality bullion bars and bullion coins by some of the world’s leading precious metals refineries and mints. Importantly, as a recognized investment precious metal, platinum bars and platinum coins from […]

Gold and the Monetary Blockade on Iran

BullionStar Blogs Posted on 2 Jun 2018 by BullionStar This blog post is a guest post on BullionStar’s Blog by the renowned blogger JP Koning who will be writing about monetary economics, central banking and gold. BullionStar does not endorse or oppose the opinions presented but encourage a healthy debate. With Donald Trump close […]

Gold Market Charts – May 2018

Posted on 21 May 2018 by BullionStar at https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/gold-market-charts/gold-market-charts-may-2018/ BullionStar’s  ‘Gold Market Charts’ is a series of articles covering topical developments in the world’s major physical gold markets. These topics include sovereign gold reserve accumulation by Russia and China, gold demand in the wider Chinese gold market, Swiss gold imports […]

The future of Cash: Iceland vs Sweden

This blog post is a guest post on BullionStar’s Blog by the renowned blogger JP Koning who will be writing about monetary economics, central banking and gold. BullionStar does not endorse or oppose the opinions presented but encourage a healthy debate.  The poster child of a cashless society is Sweden. There are all sorts […]

BullionStar adds Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin as Payment Options and Currencies

Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin have now been added to the list of transactional currencies which can be used to purchase gold bullion and silver bullion at BullionStar. Since May 2014 BullionStar has accepted Bitcoin as a payment option and was one of the first bullion dealers worldwide to do […]

Turkey and Russia Highlight Gold’s Role as a Strategically Important Asset – Ronan Manly

On 17 April, Turkish news publication Ahval published a report stating that during 2017, Turkey withdrew 26.8 tonnes of gold that it had stored in the vaults of the New York Federal Reserve, and moved this gold under the custodianship of the Bank of England and the Bank for International […]

Types of Gold Standards – Inside BullionStar

This blog post is a guest post on BullionStar’s Blog by the renowned blogger JP Koning who will be writing about monetary economics, central banking and gold. BullionStar does not endorse or oppose the opinions presented but encourage a healthy debate.  People often throw out the phrase “gold standard” into conversation, but it’s worth […]

Spoofing Futures and Banging Fixes: Same Banks, Same Trading Desks – Ronan Manly

On 29 January 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Division of Enforcement together with the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice and the FBI announced criminal and civil enforcement actions against 3 global investment banks and 5 traders for involvement in trade spoofing in precious metals futures contracts […]

BullionStar Perspectives – Chris Powell – Interventions in the Gold Market

Filmed March 2018 Interviewee: Chris Powell Title: Secretary and Treasurer, GATA Topic: Interventions in the Gold Market   In this second interview, Luke continues the conversation with the secretary and treasurer of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA), Mr. Chris Powell, on GATA’s initiatives for the gold market, some of the success he […]

US Gold & Silver Futures Markets: “Easy” Targets

Following the charging of five precious metals traders and three banks in January 2018, Commodities Futures Trading Commission and Department of Justice documents reveal a global criminal cabal of 16 traders operating in at least four major financial institutions between 2008 and 2015 to defraud COMEX gold and silver futures markets. […]