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Bitcoin’s surge past $1500 & its welcome in Japan suggest this is not a blip

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The future’s bright, the future’s bitcoin. The digital currency was the subject of a lot of media hype when it surpassed gold last February and “broke through” to $1,210.82. That number now seems pitiful in comparison to today’s weighted XBX index of $1,552.71, or even Hong Kong-based trading platform, Bitfinex’s, spot price of $1624.11. To […]

May 5th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News | Read More »

What Macron, May & Merkel polls mean for gold in 2017

The three major elections in Europe have presented gold with a triple set of variables. As France, the UK and Germany go to the polls this year the gold price looks set to benefit from the perceived uncertainty inherent in purdah and campaigning periods as well as the potential rise of extremist candidates. Although former […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News | Read More »

UK General Election: Markets, FX and Gold react

Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election has seen the pound hit a two month high of $1.26 while the FTSE 100 has plummeted almost 100 points. Meanwhile gold has remained atop a five-month high following weeks of geopolitical tension around American intentions in the Middle East and over North Korea. This morning’s […]

April 18th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News,Markets | Read More »

Gold price jumps following Trump’s legislative failure

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The gold price has risen by more than a percentage point after Trump’s healthcare reform bill failed to pass the American legislative. Reuters reported that spot gold rose 1.1 percent to $1,258 per ounce by 07:04 GMT after hitting $1,259.14, its highest since February 27, while U.S. gold futures were up 0.8 percent at $1,258. […]

March 27th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News,Markets | Read More »

Gold mines set to benefit from end of equity bull market

Mining shares have seen a resurgence in contrast to a broader equity stutter. Although markets have been beset by uncertainty following European hustings the slowdown in the equity bull has been largely attributed to Trump’s inability to render his economic policies in action. The absence of the much trumpeted red tape bonfire twinned with a […]

March 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News,Mining | Read More »

Greenspan provides reasoning for gold price’s resilience

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The World Gold Council released the February edition of Gold Investor last Thursday, with an interview with Alan Greenspan on his outlook for 2017. The ex-chairman of the Federal Reserve explained that the West had gone through stagnant productivity growth, fuelled by the aging of the baby-boomer generation and the channeling of savings into entitlements […]

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News | Read More »

Popular ‘anti-Trump’ candidate elected as German President – A backlash to a backlash?

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2016 saw a strong swing towards populist politics with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, and this year we see the growing threat of Marine Le Pen to the French establishment. These developments bode well for the gold price and other physical commodities for 2017 with economic and political uncertainty scaring off investors. Inflation expectations […]

February 13th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis | Read More »

Why President Trump is good for gold

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As the results of the US Election came in, the news that outsider Donald Trump was going to be the 45th President of the United States briefly saw gold trading at $1337/oz while the stock market was sharply lower. Less than six weeks later, gold was trading over 15% lower at $1122/oz. The belief that […]

February 9th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis | Read More »

Trump’s travel ban – another shakeup amongst many

Trump’s executive order, signed last Friday, known as the ‘travel ban’, is designed to temporarily suspend travel to the U.S. from ‘high risk’ countries; a summary of the above video, originally posted by The Telegraph is as follows: The travel ban bars citizens from Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Iran from entering the […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold and Silver Media | Read More »

There’s a big seller out there

I showed these charts in a recent edition of AtlasPulse.com. I’m showing them again because they help you to understand why precious metals aren’t rallying as hard as they should. This chart shows the link between the total speculative flows and the price of gold. Normally they follow closely but recently, the speculators have gone nuts […]

April 25th, 2016 | Posted in Analysis,Gold and Silver Media,Gold News,Markets,Silver News | Read More »

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