The Staggering Levels of Real “Inflation-Adjusted” Gold and Silver Prices

By Ronan Manly In economics, a real value refers to any value that has been adjusted for inflation. A nominal value is a value that has not been adjusted for inflation. Inflation here refers to the general increase in price levels, Many will be familiar with inflation adjustments that are […]

Behind the Headlines of Record Gold Stocks in London Vaults

According to the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), there are now record gold stocks of 9450 tonnes held in the London vaults. While trumpeting record gold holdings may grab headlines, it’s a misleading claim if, as appears to be the case, only a tiny fraction of these total gold holdings […]

2020: Stellar year for bullion coin sales by the major national Mints

2020 was a remarkably strong year for gold and silver bullion coins sales by the US Mint, Perth Mint and Royal Canadian Mint. Gold sales more than doubled at the Perth Mint and Royal Canadian Mint, while increasing by a massive 500% at the US Mint. The US Mint also […]

As 2020 comes to a close, Gold and Silver record best year since 2010

Gold and silver both had a strong performance in 2020, with the gold price in US dollars rising 25.12% during the year, and the silver price in US dollars rising an impressive 47.82%. These returns are based on opening prices of gold and silver on 1 January 2020 of $1517.3 […]

GLD 10-K omits BoE gold holdings data, GLD CFO left 1 day before financial year-end

As the latest SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) annual 10-K statement hits the tape, there are a number of troubling developments which should concern the SEC and GLD investors alike. These include: Why the GLD Sponsor CFO resigned on 29 September 2020, one day before financial year end of 30 September. […]

In Delusional Push, LBMA Threatens to Blacklist Entire Gold Trading Centres

  In a startling overstep of its remit, the bullion bank consortium, the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), under cover of the OECD and a group of NGOs, has just launched a campaign against the independence of gold trading centres around the world, threatening to blacklist any market which fails […]

QE and Stimulus set to continue even with a Trump win

 By Ronan Manly – If the US presidential election is contested, appealed, and its outcome challenged, this will create near term market uncertainty, volatility and unrest. But whoever the victor, Fed QE and US government stimulus spending will continue, amid the associated destruction of the dollar and economy. All of […]

BullionStar Perspectives – Corey Keller – Expert view on the gold refining sector

Filmed in October 2020 Corey Keller is an international precious metals consultant providing contracted consulting services to precious metals companies globally through his company Keller Consulting. With over 30 years experience in the design and build of gold refineries including processing, acquisition, disposition, logistics and project design, Corey has worked […]

Guest Post: Robert Pringle’s Comments on the 1999 UK Gold Sales

A recent gold related article from newspaper ‘The Telegraph’ revisited the infamous United Kingdom gold sales of 1999 which were conducted under Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time Gordon Brown. This article prompted Robert Pringle, founder of Central Banking Publications, first executive director of the Group of 30, and […]

BullionStar Perspectives – John Adams – The Gold Market: An Australian Perspective

Filmed in September 2020 Join BullionStar’s Ronan Manly in conversation with Australia’s John Adams, as they discuss Gold in Australia, how it relates to the Global Precious Metals Market, and The Reserve Bank of Australia and its decisions regarding Gold. 00:00 Introduction 00:44 John Adams’ connections to the Australian Parliament […]

Revolving Door at the SPDR Gold Trust – 6 CFOs since 2014

Since 2014, there have been a staggering six Chief Financial Officers in charge of accounting at the world’s largest gold-backed ETF, the famous NYSE listed SPDR Gold Trust (GLD). Specialists in recruitment, sell-side analysts, and human resources academics all agree that high CFO turnover is something that raises red flags […]

Planned in Advance by Central Banks – A 2020 System Reset

By Ronan Manly As early as 2015, I put forward the idea that the year 2020 looked to be a leading contender for a monetary system Reset. I reached that conclusion based on a trend I had spotted in the gold repatriation timelines announced by a number of European central […]

Deutsche trader under DoJ prosecution, was a long time director of London Gold and Silver Fixings

Another month, another US court case involving precious metals traders from the big banks being prosecuted for manipulating gold and silver prices. This time it is traders from Germany’s Deutsche Bank being prosecuted by the US DoJ. But one important point that the media has missed is that one of […]

BullionStar Perspectives – Chris Powell – Central Bank Gold Manipulation

Filmed in September 2020   BullionStar’s Ronan Manly speaks up with Chris Powell of GATA, discussing central bank gold price rigging, the 1999 secret IMF report, the BIS and Bank of England gold lending scheme, massive central bank interventions since March 2020, central bank gold redistribution (to each other) behind […]

BullionStar Provides Food Relief to Over 200 Families

In August 2020, BullionStar helped to provide food and groceries to over 200 poverty-stricken families living in Batam, Indonesia. Most of these families do not have a breadwinner that holds a steady job. With COVID-19 restrictions, already tough living conditions have sadly deterioated further. Continue reading… Powered by WPeMatico

London gold vault Bait-and-Switch as LBMA prepares bigger changes

While the LBMA and Bank of England claim they are improving transparency in the London gold vaults, the move has more sinister motives. Powered by WPeMatico

London gold vault Bait-and-Switch as LBMA prepares bigger changes

By Ronan Manly In a coordinated development which signals more than meets the eye, the Bank of England and London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) have together moved to begin reporting gold and silver vault holdings data on a 1 month lagged basis instead of the 3 month lagged basis under […]

BullionStar Perspectives – Ned Naylor-Leyland – Early Days in a Gold Bull Market

Filmed in August 2020 BullionStar’s Ronan Manly catches up with Ned Naylor Leyland, discussing recent trends in precious metals and what that means for the future. Ned gives insight into the institutional market and discusses the topic of inflation adjusted prices with Ronan. Ronan and Ned share their views on […]

LBMA-COMEX collusion intensifies as CME approves 267 LBMA gold and silver bar brands

By Ronan Manly A few weeks ago, in a very stealthy manner, CME Group in coordination with the LBMA, massively expanded the lists of approved gold and silver bar brands that can be delivered against the flagship COMEX GC 100 gold and SI silver contracts. While this signals gold and […]

GLD continues to source gold at the Bank of England, at an escalating rate

By Ronan Manly The latest SEC filing by the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) released this week contains the bombshell detail that the world’s largest gold-backed ETF is increasingly resorting to sourcing gold bars at the Bank of England. At least 70 tonnes of gold and possibly up to 150 tonnes. […]