Bullion Star: Chinese Cross-Border Trade Rules on Gold

Introduction Chinese cross-border trade in gold refers to gold imported into, or exported from China. This gold trade can be in one of two forms of trade, General Trade or Processing Trade. At a high level, “General Trade” refers to the importation of goods by Chinese entities which is sourced from […]

Are We Now Obsolete? / Ann Barnhardt

You Are Now Obsolete: Father/Mother/Employee/Investor/Patient/Customer! This is the new reality! Have you suffered the disturbing experience of being treated by the system as though you are an unneeded nuisance – and rather than serving your needs, the system is dumping you as though it could go on just fine without […]

Should Platinum Be More Expensive Than Gold?

Platinum is one of the rarest elements in the world, much rarer than gold. This is why historically the white metal has been more valuable – just think of platinum credit cards which offer greater privileges and prestige than the gold ones. However, the ‘little silver’ has recently been traded […]

The Mechanics of the Shanghai International Gold Exchange

Article published in BullionStar.com at https://www.bullionstar.com/gold-university/the-mechanics-of-the-shanghai-international-gold-exchange Introduction In September 2014, the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) established a physical gold trading and custody platform aimed at international gold investors, launching this platform as the “Shanghai International Gold Exchange (SGEI)“. The Shanghai International Gold Exchange can be viewed in a number of ways. Organizationally, […]

Timeline to Collapse: The End of Market Rigging, Money Fraud, Political & Moral Secrets | Rob Kirby

Rob Kirby, outspoken commentator, proprietary analyst and founder of KirbyAnalytics.com returns to Reluctant Preppers to spell out the timeline to collapse.  Kirby explains how intervention in our capital markets has been rampant, our cash system is a crack-house, and why it needs to be busted. Kirby further argues that those […]

Preparing for THE Bottom: Part 3 – Gold to Silver Ratio

In the first part of the Preparing for THE Bottom series, we emphasized the need to be sure to stay alert and focused in the precious metals market, even though it may not appear all that interesting. We argued that preparing for the big moves in gold that are likely […]

Bullion Star: CME Stays Silent on Cause of COMEX Silver Price Glitch

Posted on 7 Jul 2017 by Ronan Manly Silver futures prices on the COMEX futures trading platform briefly plummeted at approximately 7:06am Singapore time yesterday, with the price for the front month (most active) September silver contract falling from a US$16.06 quote down to a low of US$14.34 all within  a […]

Bullion Star: Bullion Banks line up in London to support LME’s Gold Futures

Posted on 7 Jul 2017 by Ronan Manly The London Metal Exchange (LME) and World Gold Council have just confirmed that their new suite of London-based exchange-traded gold and silver futures contracts will begin trading on Monday 10 July. These futures contracts are collectively known as LMEprecious. The launch of […]

The Declaration Of Independence Has Been Mocked Out Of Meaning

  “The Declaration Of Independence Has Been Mocked Out Of Meaning” is the current column, now on Townhall.com. It toasts The Declaration, Thomas Jefferson and the Anglo-Saxon tradition, from which Jefferson drew. An excerpt: For most Americans, Independence Day means firecrackers and cookouts. The Declaration of Independence—whose proclamation, on July […]

How many Silver Bars are in the LBMA Vaults in London?

  BullionStar Blogs Ronan Manly Posted on 3 Jul 2017 by Ronan Manly   Sometime in the coming days, the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) plans to begin publishing gold and silver vault holding totals covering the network of commercial precious vault operators in London that fall under its remit. […]

Has Gold Production Peaked?

 We often hear about ‘peak gold’, i.e. the maximum level of the global production of the yellow metal. According to some analysts, the gold supply already peaked in 2016 or it is likely to peak very soon, offering hope for gold bulls. We do not agree with them. The notion […]

Bullion Star: Gold Market Charts – June 2017

Posted on 28 Jun 2017 by BullionStar This monthly series analyses recent developments in the world’s largest physical gold markets such as India, China, Russia and Switzerland and features charts as diverse as Swiss gold imports and exports, Russian Federation gold reserves, Shanghai Gold Exchange physical gold withdrawals, and COMEX […]

The Age of No Privacy: The Surveillance State Shifts Into High Gear

Written by John W. Whitehead June 26, 2017 “We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government.” ? William O. Douglas, Supreme Court Justice (1966) The government has become an expert in finding ways […]

Are Gold and BitCoin Allies Against Fiat Currencies?

Interesting video from Reluctant Preppers – Interview with Andy Hoffman – ” Gold & Bitcoin: Allies Against Fiat & Government Abuse” The “Uber” effect, automation of minimum wage jobs, purchase of bonds and stocks by Central banks,  the precious markets, the increased interest of bigger investors in gold as opposed […]

EUR/JPY Exchange Rate and Gold

We argued many times that the yellow metal behaves as a currency rather than as a commodity. Hence, macroeconomic factors and currency exchange rates affect the price of gold. In previous editions of the Market Overview, we analyzed the impact of the U.S. dollar and its exchange rate with the […]

Are the World’s Billionaire Investors Actually Buying Gold?

Posted on 22 Jun 2017 by Ronan Manly at https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/ronan-manly/worlds-billionaire-investors-actually-buying-gold/ Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates The mainstream financial media regularly records the interest in gold from some of the world’s most famous hedge fund managers. But are these legendary investors, all of whom are billionaires, actually buying real physical gold, or […]

ILANA MERCER: THE WAR ON TRUMP: The Big Picture for Conservatives, Libertarians & Liberals

“THE WAR ON TRUMP: The Big Picture for Conservatives, Libertarians & Liberals” is the current column, now on Daily Caller. It connects the atavistic dynamic undergirding two wars waged by the American establishment. An excerpt: Periodically, America experiences episodes of mass, hysterical contagion. What is “hysterical contagion”? A sociologist explains […]

Strength in Mining Stocks and Its Implications

Yesterday’s session was not like the previous ones – in the previous days, the precious metals sector moved lower together and mining stocks were leading the way. Yesterday, gold and silver declined, but miners were barely affected. Does this strength indicate a likely turnaround? Miner’s Outperformance In short, that’s not […]

Rebound after Correction

  Bitcoin is down from the all-time high but not really down significantly. In an article on CNBC, we read: Bitcoin quickly bounced back from the lows of June, amid improved sentiment about the future of the digital currency. Bitcoin traded higher Saturday near $2,680, up more than 20 percent […]

Harry Dent Predicts Sale of a Lifetime

Known to march to the beat of its own drum, commodities often ignore the moves of other asset classes. Prices have fallen for the past six years, heralding the end of the greatest commodities boom in recent memory. Since then, attention has shifted toward other asset classes, and 2017 has […]