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Financial planning during the current low interest rate environment is a difficult task for many investors as historically low interest rates have made certificates of deposits; cash and short term bonds an unattractive…

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VIDEO: World Gold Council 2014 Q3 ‘Gold Trends Report’ »

VIDEO - World Gold Council 2014 Q2 Gold Trends report

Today the World Gold Council released their 2014 Q2 Gold Trends report – here’s the WGC’s Marcus Grubb (Managing…

Nov 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

World Gold Council: Central Bank buying running at 6% ABOVE the five year average in Q3 2014 »

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Last quarter (Q2) we reported that central bank gold buying had increased by 28% from the same time last…

Nov 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

As Germany loses battle for ECB, QE goes global »

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What is Super Mario up to? First, he gave an unexpectedly dovish speech at the Jackson Hole conference, rather…

Nov 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Our obsession with monetary stimulus will end in disaster »

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The following is a commentary I wrote for The Forum section of London business-paper City A.M. It was published…

Nov 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Janet Yellen’s game of Jenga »

Janet Yellen has a plan. The plan is to exit the ultra-loose policy of the Federal Reserve, and to do so very slowly and very carefully. And by slowly I…

Apr 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

The Bank of England’s paper on money creation, and a reply to David Graeber »

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That David Graeber was not happy with my previous blog did not surprise me. Yet, his reply gave me cause to pause…

Apr 7 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bitcoin has theory and history on its side »

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The Bitcoin phenomenon has now reached the mainstream media where it met with a reception that ranged from sceptical to outright hostile.…

Mar 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Real wages in the UK continue to fall and have been negative for OVER 5 years – what ‘recovery’? »

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We’ve been trying to call BS on this so-called UK recovery for over a year now (see this, this and this) –…

Feb 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Bank of England keeps rates a historic lows despite nearly hitting their unemployment ‘forward guidance’ level » Unemployment rate is STILL above 7%, youth unemployment above 20% – And every worker owes £75,000 in UK debt » UK productions numbers come in much worse than expected as REAL wages CONTINUE to fall – some ‘recovery’ » UK Manufacturing PMI: Input costs and price inflation both accelerate hitting a 28 month high » People in the UK ‘feel’ that the inflation rate is 4.4% NOT 2.1% when the Bank of England asked them »

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100 jobs to go at New Zealand’s biggest gold mine as the price of gold remains BELOW the cost of production »

As we pointed out a couple of days ago, the gold price has now been below the cost of digging it out of the ground for nearly a month. And…

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Gold output increases by 12% from a year earlier in Australia »

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Despite the gold price getting hammered in 2013, it appears this hasn’t dented Australia’s gold mining production as it puts in an…

Dec 2 2013 / No Comment / Read More »

Small cap gold companies shine in the UK as investors flock to the miners »

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The Telegraph is out this week with and interesting piece about where UK investors are putting their money – as it turns…

Sep 4 2013 / No Comment / Read More »

Largest gold miner in Australia reports $5.77bn loss »

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Regular reader will know that since the gold price decline at the start of the year, the gold miners are starting to…

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WGC full 2013 gold demand

World Gold Council: 2013 was a record breaking year for bar and coin demand »

Yesterday we posted the full-year 2013 gold demand numbers from the World Gold Council - they showed that worldwide gold bar and coin demand surged an incredible 28% last year.…

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