Bitcoin after Rebound

Bitcoin was spoken about at the Sohn Investment Conference. On CNBC we read: Dan Morehead, chairman of digital currency exchange Bitstamp, said bitcoin and other digital currencies will likely become assets serious investors will want in their portfolios. “Bitcoin’s essentially going to revolutionize currency, or money,” Morehead said on Wednesday […]

The Chinese Gold Market Essentials

BullionStar Blogs Inside BullionStar Posted on 5 Oct 2017 by BullionStar A series of eight articles covering the Chinese Gold Market has recently been added to BullionStar’s Gold University portal. This series is titled “Chinese Gold Market Essentials”. Links to all 8 articles can be found on the left-hand frame […]

Powerful Monthly Slide in Gold

Last month, we warned about the upcoming decline in gold and while there were many factors pointing to a decline in September, there was one development that stood out in terms of significance and clarity – the record monthly volume in gold. In today’s analysis, we are going to discuss […]

BullionStar: Gold Market Charts – September 2017

Posted on 30 Sep 2017 by BullionStar Featuring charts produced by the GOLD CHARTS R US market chart website, the BullionStar chart series focuses on a number of the world’s most important physical gold markets including China, Russia, India, Switzerland and the London gold market, and provides background and commentary on the selected charts. Shanghai Gold […]

Bullion Star: LBMA Silver Price Benchmark – Changes, but no Wider Participation

Posted on 28 Sep 2017 by Ronan Manly On 21 September, ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) announced that it will take over the administration of the daily LBMA Silver Price benchmark auction beginning Monday 2 October. This LBMA Silver Price auction is the successor to the former London Silver Fix auction. […]

John Rubino: We Are Building a Turn-Key Totalitarian State

From the global “De-Dollarization” pivot away from the US Dollar, to crypto-currencies threatening central banks, and geo-political tension hotspots casting a looming shadow to embroil the world’s people in a perpetual state of war and loss of liberty, where are we headed, and what can you do about it? John […]

Bitcoin after Extreme Volume

Bitcoin is on the Bloomberg Markets main page again. This is yet another sign of the currency becoming yet another asset class. In the article, we read: Bitcoin is looking increasingly likely to splinter off again in November, creating a third version of the world’s largest cryptocurrency as miners and […]

Gold Price: USD 65,000/oz in 5 years? Speech by Torgny Persson

Posted on 20 Sep 2017 by BullionStar This speech by BullionStar’s CEO, Mr. Torgny Persson, was recorded during FreedomFest 2017. FreedomFest is the world’s largest gathering for freedom oriented people. BullionStar participated by exhibiting and educating about the monetary system. The following topics were covered in Mr. Persson’s speech: 1) […]

Chinese Gold Mining as a Source of Gold Supply

Posted at BullionStar As the world’s top gold producing country, Chinese mines produced over 450 tonnes of gold output during 2016. Next to gold imports into China, this gold mining output is the second largest source of gold flowing into the Chinese gold market, mostly via Shanghai Gold Exchange. The […]

Gold Demand within the Chinese Gold Market

Since nearly all gold supply and demand flow through the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE), SGE gold withdrawals are a suitable proxy for overall gold demand in China. This demand includes consumer gold demand and institutional demand (in the form of direct investment purchases of gold bullion directly on the SGE). […]

Reverse H&S Pattern in Gold

Last week, we received quite a few messages in which readers asked about the long-term reverse head-and-shoulders pattern in gold and related ratios. In today’s alert we discuss this in greater detail. Let’s jump right into the gold chart (charts courtesy of The shape of the head and shoulders […]

Infrastructure of the Shanghai Gold Exchange

China’s Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) employs an electronic trading platform offering physical trading of gold contracts where counterparties are required to have the full amount of gold and cash before trading, and also offering contract trading where only trading margin is required. SGE gold product contracts that are traded and […]

Will Gold Break Out of Sideway Trading?

Since July 11, gold has been in a short-term upward trend. The yellow metal has gained more than 8 percent since then until the end of August, mainly thanks to the depreciation of the U.S. dollar, as one can see in the chart below. Chart 1: Gold prices (yellow line, […]

Farmland: The Ultimate Complement to a Precious Metals Portfolio

  Anthony Bevilaqua “There’s going to be some fortunes made in agriculture, and when an industry breaks full faith, even mediocre people make a lot of money…”[i]  – Jim Rogers, Co-Founder of the Quantum Fund, Austrian Economist and commodity guru. Well-diversified hard asset investors include farmland in their portfolios for […]

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Dear Reader, A new blog post has been posted at BullionStar. BullionStar Media BullionStar website features a wide variety of original analysis and content on the global precious metals markets which provide readers and viewers with unique and up-to-date insights not available elsewhere. A case in point is the BullionStar […]

Key Labor-Day Analogies in Gold

It was not so long ago, when we wrote about the record-breaking volume in gold. We described the implications of the extreme monthly volume and we discussed the very high readings in case of the individual sessions. We even described these sessions as the most important sessions of the year […]

The Value Added Tax System in the Chinese Gold Market

Although VAT in China has recently been simplified, it continues to present its own complexities, including in the Chinese gold market. An overview understanding of how VAT is implemented in the Chinese gold market helps grasp how the Chinese VAT system incentives gold imports and the attractions of selling gold […]

Newsletter Update: “Something Big is Coming”

By Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst – Here’s an update to a recent newsletter article… Gold and Silver Technical Alert: Something Big is Coming Remember how this article showed a potential big move in gold might be coming? Gold jumped higher last month, so I asked my technical […]

Gold Market Charts – August 2017

BullionStar Blogs Posted on 27 Aug 2017 by BullionStar Gold Market Charts – August 2017 The August wrap-up of BullionStar’s monthly gold charts column looks at the latest data for Chinese gold demand, Indian gold imports, Swiss gold imports and exports, and Russian official gold reserve accumulation. Separately, note that […]

Will the Fuel Cells Vehicles Save Platinum and Palladium?

Although everyone agrees that the electric revolution is looming, there is no consensus about the pace and the detailed form of the upcoming shifts in the automotive industry. In particular, some miners and analysts believe that fuel cell cars will spur or at least support the demand for platinum and […]