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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 »

The Benefits of Alternative Assets

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 proposition.  Although the safety of a money market account is attractive to many investors, the yields investors are receiving relative to inflation […]

October 18th, 2013 | Posted in Markets | Read More »

Italian 5 year CDS… Stand back because she’s about to blow

Paul Wiggins over a Market Securities has sent over an interesting chart on Italian 5 year credit default swaps. In its simplest terms a CDS is a type of insurance you can take out on default on a bond – in this case Italian government bonds. A falling CDS price means that the market is […]

June 14th, 2013 | Posted in Markets | Read More »

Why and Why Now is Germany Repatriating its Gold?

Germany’s central bank, the Bundesbank, is moving its gold back home over the next seven years.  As the second largest owner of gold in the world, there will be 54,000 bars of The Yellow Metal heading back towards the fatherland from New York City and Paris.   While questions naturally abound, there are two seminal […]

March 21st, 2013 | Posted in Markets | Read More »

Looming Dangers

Israel’s latest campaign in Gaza, which had started last Wednesday with the killing of Hamas’ military commander, Ahmed Jabari, and air strikes on the group’s long-range rocket launchers, was a gamble — and one that Israel might yet lose. Its goal is to compel Hamas to stop shooting rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip […]

December 6th, 2012 | Posted in Markets | Read More »

Complete non-surprise as the Bank of England announces that UK banks need more capital – ratings downgrade on the UK to follow?

We got the Financial Stability report out of the Bank of England today – we do wonder when this report will be renamed the Fiancial INstability report which we think will be much more apt. Here is King at the press conference earlier presenting the report: Take aways: Currently UK banks report that they have substantial buffers over the minimum […]

November 29th, 2012 | Posted in Markets | Read More »

1896 – 2012 Dow wave count suggests you should enjoy your turkey this year

In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is commonly, but not universally, traced to a poorly documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. In later years, religious thanksgiving services were declared by civil leaders such as Governor Bradford who planned […]

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Markets | Read More »

All things copper, Bunds, Nasdaq and Gold $2500+

Once you have read Kyle Bass and Marc Faber it’s a wonder you have the will to read anything else! I’m long gold…yes, I can’t get enough….yes t I’ve been in since Gordon Brown got out – iron pyrite chancellor he was – so from $400 where the wave count turned those who follow me […]

November 21st, 2012 | Posted in Markets | Read More »

3 Strikes & you’re OUT! (Unless you are a European…)

According to the Socialistworld.net: “a powerful momentum is gathering around the trade unions call for a European day of struggle against austerity on November 14…” In an increasing number of countries decisions are being made for strikes and protests on what will be a significant event, the first ever coordinated European strike action. The socialistworld.net […]

November 14th, 2012 | Posted in Markets | Read More »

Eurozone Crisis for Dummies

On this day in 1989 the Berlin wall came down… and driven by popular consent Germany managed to take a bankrupt nation of 16 million people and turn their finances around within 2 years… Greece only has 11 mln, and it’s now been 4 years since those Southern Europeans have been in a state of […]

November 9th, 2012 | Posted in Markets | Read More »

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