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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…

Oct 18 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
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Greenspan hints at a gold backed Yuan in China and considers gold the ‘ultimate’ money »

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The former head of the Federal Reserve in the US, Alan Greenspan (he of massive housing bubble fame), has…

Oct 3 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Keynes was a failure in Japan – No need to embrace him in Europe »

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Draghi’s volte-face two weeks ago has emboldened the Keynesian majority in the media and in economic research departments. It…

Oct 3 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…

Oct 3 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

World Gold Council 2014 Q2 Gold Trends report – central banks increase buying by 28% »

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Today the World Gold Council released their 2014 Q2 Trends Report (which can be read in full here) –…

Aug 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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As Germany loses battle for ECB, QE goes global »

What is Super Mario up to? First, he gave an unexpectedly dovish speech at the Jackson Hole conference, rather ungallantly upstaging the host, Ms Yellen, who was widely anticipated to…

Oct 3 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Janet Yellen’s game of Jenga »

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

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.…

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


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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…

Jan 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Aug 13 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
More gold to be taken off-line as China keeps gobbling up gold mines » More Job cuts at Australian gold mines – this time at one of the biggest » South African Gold Mines: “The sun is setting on the industry” » With gold at $1220 60% of South African gold miners are losing money » Yet another Australian gold mine closes its doors »


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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.…

Feb 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »