What Will Negative Interest Rates Do to Me?

With the Brexit threatening to break up the Eurozone, and US/China trade wars escalating at the top of today’s massive credit cycle, what will happen to the the ordinary person during the next downturn, as feverish central banks slash interest rates to zero or negative (ZIRP/NIRP)? Alasdair Macleod, head of […]

Sprott Media: Soaring Prices Are A Sign Of Trouble

By Albert Lu – May 17, 2019 DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS I’ve heard it many times from many people — in the National Football League, defense wins championships. But is it true? Is a team’s defensive prowess the determining factor in its success or failure? Perhaps it was true at one […]

Silver Supply/Demand Crunch Part II

Primary Silver Producers Stuck in Quicksand and Still Sinking Jeff Clark, Senior Analyst, GoldSilver.com MAY 16, 2019 As we outlined in our silver supply/demand crunch article, the silver market has entered a structural imbalance. It is not temporary. Global supply is locked into a decline, leaving the industry ill-equipped to […]

Alchemists’ Dream: MMT or Transmutation Into Gold?

Traditional alchemist always desired to turn lead into gold. The modern ones want to increase government spending without any limits. We invite you to read our today’s article about the Modern Monetary Theory and find out what is it and what would mean for the gold market, if implemented. What […]

Total Debt and Leveraged Loans to the Rescue of Gold Bulls?

The Fed has just published the newest edition of its Financial Stability Report. It covers what the most powerful central bank in the world perceives as risks to the financial system stability. Is it time for the gold bulls to uncork champagne? Financial Sectors Appears Resilient, But… The Fed’s assessment […]

Miners’ Strength – What If It Isn’t Just a Bluff?

The stock market took a dive, and gold with silver barely moved higher. Miners had little reason to rally, especially that they have been underperforming gold for many days now. And yet, gold stocks and silver stocks moved visibly higher. What if it isn’t just a bluff? What if it’s […]

The Notre Dame Fire: Lessons for Gold Investors

The Monday’s fire of Notre Dame Cathedral shocked the world. Since then, the French, the Catholics, and the architecture and art lovers hadn’t been talking about anything else. The precious metals community was less disturbed – even though it turns out that gold investors can actually learn a lot from […]

The Gold Market Right After Super Wednesday

Super Wednesday is behind us! The masters of monetary policy have revealed their cards. The Fed released the fresh minutes, the ECB held its monetary policy meeting, while the Brexit was postponed again. How will all these play out in the gold market? Minutes Show Patience among the FOMC Members […]

Warren Buffett Could and Should Buy All the Gold in the COMEX Now

By Jeff Clark, Senior Analyst, GoldSilver APR 8, 2019 Dear Warren Buffett, Your recent comments about gold left me a little puzzled. You said “the magical metal was no match for the American mettle,” and that we shouldn’t “panic at the prospects of runaway deficits and a worthless currency.” You […]

Cash Usage Down, Gold Correspondingly Up?

In February, the World Gold Council released the newest edition of Gold Investor. What can we learn from the report? Let’s discuss gold’s role in the onslaught of the cashless society, its role as a portfolio diversifier, reverse asset and source of liquidity. Rogoff Wants Cashless Society, but Appreciates Gold […]

Central Bankers — Keeping The Wheels On The Bus

Mar 29, 2019 01:47 pm By Tim Taschler, CMT Rich, Bob. “Cartoon of the Day.” Hedgeye. 14 June 2018. The Fed is now done with interest rate increases for all of 2019. It currently plans on raising rates only one more time in 2020 and plans to taper the draining […]

Will the Fed Cut its Interest Rate Forecast, Pushing Gold Higher?

Some important pieces of the US economic reports, including the latest nonfarm payrolls, have disappointed recently. May indicators (including the leading ones) have hit a soft patch it seems. Will that push the Fed to downgrade its dot-plot or fine-tune the monetary policy mix anyhow? Can gold jump in reaction […]

Palladium Hits Record High

Gold is no longer the most valuable precious metal! Palladium dethroned it! We invite you, thus, to read our today’s article about that metal and find out what is the fundamental outlook for the palladium market. Palladium Hits Record High We have a new record! Please take a look at […]

What Do You Want, Mr. Gold?

Barrick wants to buy Newmont. Trump wants a deal with China. Palladium wants to fly into space. And what does gold want? Will Barrick and Newmont Create Gold Monster? Do you remember our January 24, 2019 edition of the Gold News Monitor? We analyzed in that report the historic transaction […]

Proof the Hunt Brothers Didn’t Cause Silver’s 1970s Spike

By Jeff Clark, Senior Analyst, GoldSilver.com – February 21, 2019 An investor told me he only buys gold. No silver. His reason? “Silver spiked in 1980 only because the Hunt Brothers were trying to corner it.” It’s true the Hunt Brothers bought a lot of silver back then. And it’s […]

Gold Market in 2019: WGC versus LBMA

Both the WGC and LBMA published outlooks for the global economy and gold market in 2019. Who is right? WGC’s Outlook for Gold in 2019 Let’s start from the World Gold Council (WGC) which published its 2019 outlook on January 10th. As befits the organization representing industry’s interests, the WGC […]

LBMA’s Forecasters Are Modestly Bullish on Gold. And You?

The LBMA published its annual forecast survey for precious metals prices in 2019. Gold prices range from $1,150 to $1,475. Who is right? Gold Prices Will Modestly Increase As one year ago, the views of 30 precious market analysts in this year’s forecasts are strongly divergent. The average price of gold […]

ECB and Fed Dance With Gold at $1,300

ECB’s meeting is behind us, while the gathering of the Fed officials is ahead of us. In the meantime, the price of gold jumped above $1,300. Will it stay for longer? Slowdown in the Eurozone, but not Recession On Thursday, the ECB held its monetary policy meeting. It left the […]

A Weakening Global Expansion Amid Growing Risks. Will Gold Benefit?

Thousands of political, business and cultural leaders are heading now towards Davos, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum. On the eve of the world’s biggest annual gathering of the rich and powerful, the International Monetary Fund released its newest world economic outlook. What are the forecasts – and their […]

Will Powell’s Put Support Gold?

Fed signals more patience with its monetary tightening, despite strong economy. Why? And what does it mean for the gold market? Minutes from December FOMC Meeting and Gold  As everybody knows, in December the FOMC  voted unanimously to raise interest rates for the fourth time in 2018. We have analyzed […]