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. […]

China’s Secret Gold Supplier Is Singapore

Posted on 5 Apr 2018 by Koos Jansen Since 2013 China continues to absorb physical gold from the rest of the world at a staggering pace. Worth noting is that gold imported into the Chinese domestic market  is not allowed to be returned in the foreseeable future. Because ownership and […]

Audits Of US Monetary Gold Severely Lack Credibility

Posted on 28 Mar 2018 by Koos Jansen According to the United States Treasury its 261 million ounces (± 8,100 tonnes) in official gold reserves are fully audited and accounted for. Because for many decades rumours are making rounds this gold has been covertly sold, in this essay we’ll thoroughly […]

Central Banks Care about the Gold Price – Enough to Manipulate it!

In early March, RT.com, the Russian based media network, asked me for comments and opinion on the subject of central bank manipulation of gold prices. The comments and opinion that I supplied to RT became the article that RT then exclusively published on its website on 18 March under the […]

Money as a Measuring Stick – 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.  Imagine if the world’s metre sticks all grew or shrunk a bit each […]

Why the World’s Central Banks hold Gold – In their Own Words – Ronan Manly

Collectively, the central bank sector claims to hold the world’s largest above ground gold bar stockpile, some 33,800 tonnes of gold bars. Individually within this group, some central banks claim to be the top holders of gold bullion in the world, with individual holdings in the thousands of tonnes range. […]

BullionStar Wins First Place in Bullion Directory’s 2018 Awards

BullionStar has won a Bullion Dealer of the Year award in the 2018 “Bullion Directory” Awards. Bullion Directory is a global online directory of the world’s precious metals dealers, listing over one thousand bullion dealers globally, and its awards are decided by the voting public. With competition from across the […]

LBMA Alchemy and the London Gold and Silver Markets: 2 Steps Back – Ronan Manly

“Did you think that the high-powered world of the LBMA would operate in a fishbowl for all to see? We cannot take what is on the outside as evidence for what is on the inside.” Thoughts of ANOTHER – October 1997 LBMA Gold Price and LBMA Silver Price – Price […]

Why QE didn’t send gold up to $20,000 – 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.  Why didn’t quantitative easing, which created trillions of dollars of new money, lead […]

The Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin

BullionStar Blogs – Posted on 26 Feb 2018 by BullionStar The rapid emergence and commercialization of blockchain technology is undoubtedly one of the key technological trends at the moment, not just within crypto currencies, but as a disruptive technology across many industries and economic functions. At a high level, a […]

The Celebration of Chinese New Year

BullionStar Blogs Inside BullionStar Posted on 11 Feb 2018 by BullionStar Chinese New Year is probably the most important date in the Chinese calendar, with the event being celebrated throughout China and in Chinese communities around the world. Gold plays an essential part of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Also […]

The Role of Gold as Turmoil hits wider Financial Markets – Inside BullionStar

As market turmoil hits both equities and cryptocurrencies, the heightened volatility in these assets underscores gold’s unique role as a safe haven, store of value and portfolio diversifier. Stock Market Selloffs With major US stock indices falling again sharply on Thursday (DJIA – 4.02%, NASDAQ – 4.08%, S&P -3.41%), last […]

Should we Restore the Gold Standard? – 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.  Would it make sense to rebuild an international gold standard like the one […]