USD as a Percentage of Global Reserves Down, then Up. What’s next for Gold?

When the euro arrived on the scene, it took over around 32% of global foreign exchange reserves from the USD, with the tacit approval of the U.S. This dropped the USD’s percentage of global reserves from 95% to around 63%. Since then [2000] its percentage of reserves dropped from 63% to 53% and now has […]

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Three Reasons Why Gold's Best Days Are Ahead

It may be hard to find someone as enthusiastic about precious metals mining as Sean Brodrick. A natural resource strategist with the Baltimore-based Oxford Club, an independent financial organization, Brodrick isn’t only filling his own portfolio with gold miners, he’s launching two new newsletters to research and vet resource stocks. While Brodrick might be putting […]

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Gold Vault Opens in China as Bullion Goes From West to East

A gold vault that can store 2,000 metric tons, double China’s projected consumption this year, opened in Shanghai this month as owner Malca-Amit Global Ltd. seeks to benefit from rising demand in Asia’s largest economy. The facility is the biggest for the Hong Kong-based company, and it can also store diamonds, jewelry and art, Joshua Rotbart, […]

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Gold and Silver Price Manipulation from the Top Down

The manipulation of gold prices, along with practically every other asset class, has perfectly transparent legal precedent. The precious metals political hot potato taboo has been strong enough to make it almost impossible for the mainstream to understand. And while it is perfectly plausible and even celebrated by the practitioners, the greatest threats to economic […]

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Gold and silver prices bounce back as the Fed stops manipulating them down and why this will continue

The big sell orders at the end of the day have stopped in the bullion markets and the prices of gold and silver have rebounded in good measure. That’s the win-win scenario that ArabianMoney forecast would follow the raising of the debt ceiling (click here). The bullion banks are no longer getting late night calls […]

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Gold Futures Advance to Three-Week High on Stimulus Speculation

Gold futures rose to a three-week high on speculation that the Federal Reserve will maintain the pace of monetary stimulus to boost economic growth. Fed policy makers will delay reducing $85 billion in monthly bond purchases until March, according to the median estimate of 40 economists in a Bloomberg survey last week. The partial U.S. government 16-day […]

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Gold Advances Most in a Week on U.S. Government Shutdown Concern

Gold advanced the most in a week as U.S. lawmakers struggled to reach an accord on raising the nation’s debt limit, increasing demand for the precious metal as a haven. With the U.S.’s borrowing authority set to lapse Oct. 17, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday that he had a “productive conversation” with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, […]

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Moscow Exchange Plans Gold to Silver Trading to Broaden Appeal

“OAO Moscow Exchange will introduce trading of gold and silver as early as this month as part of plans to make metals more accessible to smaller banks by reducing transaction costs. The exchange will quote gold and silver in Russian rubles per gram, with minimum trades starting at 10 grams of gold and 100 grams […]

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How to Avoid a Devastating Retirement Planning Mistake

“Think you have reached the holy grail of retirement? Good financial planners use sophisticated computer programs to help us set retirement savings goals. They input dozens of variables based on assumptions about how the world works, and out pops a number telling us how much we should save during our working years. That number, combined […]

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U.S. Treasury “Firm Believers In Gold", Will Not Sell Even To Avoid Default

“Today’s AM fix was USD 1,298.00, EUR 959.56 and GBP 814.51 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,309.50, EUR 968.28 and GBP 819.77 per ounce. Gold fell $13.10 or 0.99% yesterday, closing at $1,306.30/oz. Silver slipped $0.45 or 2.02% closing at $21.85. Platinum dropped $16.50 or 1.2% to $1,379.10/oz, while palladium fell $11.28 or […]

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