Skepticism reigns about the True state of Chinese central bank gold reserves

BullionStar Blogs Ronan Manly Posted on 12 Oct 2018 by Ronan Manly One of the most mysterious and unresolved questions in the gold world centers on how much gold reserves the Chinese State, through the Chinese central bank, actually holds. Since October 2016, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), China’s […]

Sanctions Busting, European Style

BullionStar Blogs Posted on 4 Oct 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 encourages a healthy debate. U.S. officials were infuriated […]

LBMA Clearing and Vaulting data reveal the absurdity of the London ‘Gold’ Market

BullionStar Blogs Ronan Manly Posted on 1 Oct 2018 by Ronan Manly   The first day of each month sees the reporting of a number of statistics about the London Gold Market by the bullion bank led London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). These statistics focus on clearing data and vault […]

Paulson’s Shareholders Gold Council finally launches after initial delays

BullionStar Blogs Ronan Manly Posted on 23 Sep 2018 by Ronan Manly In September 2017, news emerged of a plan to launch a broad-based “Shareholders’ Gold Council” to address poor shareholder returns and under-performance in the gold mining sector. This plan was spearheaded by well-known hedge fund Paulson & Co […]

Chinese Gold Panda Coins now trading on the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE)

In an important development for the Chinese Gold Market, the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) has just launched a physically delivered contract for trading Chinese Gold Panda coins. With this new contract, both institutional and individual investors in China can now trade and take delivery of China’s national gold bullion coin, […]

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Why the SEC keeps rejecting Bitcoin ETF listings

BullionStar Blogs Inside BullionStar Posted on 4 Sep 2018 by BullionStar Last week the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) refused to approve nine different proposals for bitcoin exchange traded funds (ETFs). This comes on top of a number of prior SEC refusals of bitcoin-based funds, including the SolidX Bitcoin […]

As Emerging Market Currencies Collapse, Gold is being Mobilized

BullionStar Blogs Ronan Manly Posted on 2 Sep 2018 by Ronan Manly   In recent weeks, global financial markets have been increasingly spooked by an intensifying crisis in emerging market currencies including those of Turkey and Argentina. Add to this the ongoing currency crisis in Venezuela and the currency problems […]

Annual Mine Supply of Gold: Does it Matter?

There is a relative fixation in the gold industry on new gold mining supply, and the prospects of unextracted gold reserves running out within the next few decades. However, current in-ground gold reserves are not the full picture, since in-ground gold ‘resources’ are far larger still. But beyond annual gold […]

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 […]