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UBS announces that it is expanding internal probe to look at gold manipulation as class action lawsuits fly

A couple of weeks ago we wrote a piece about two separate reports featured in the FT and Bloomberg. These different reports found that the price action in gold suggested that large-scale manipulation was going on. Interesting though, the FT article was actually pulled – but thankfully because nothing can really be taken off the […]

March 17th, 2014 | Posted in Gold News | Read More »

Gold price up 15% so far in 2014 – up around $180 in under three months

[UPDATE – GOLD NOW CLEARS $1361 – TRADES $1367   Gold’s outperformance so far in 2014 seems like it’s going to continue, with the gold price touching a fresh 2014 high today. That means gold has rallied a ‘better-than-any-other-asset’ 15% from the new-year’s lows. Gold $ (daily): (click for sharper image) The last time gold […]

March 12th, 2014 | Posted in Gold News | Read More »

Swiss upper-house votes down proposal to ban central bank gold sales – lower-house yet to vote

Cast you minds back to 2011, and to a couple of articles we wrote regarding a grass-roots attempt in Switzerland to back the Swiss Franc with gold and limit the amount of gold the Swiss central bank sell. July 13th 2011: Is Switzerland planning a return to the gold standard? The Swiss People’s Party, who […]

March 6th, 2014 | Posted in Gold News | Read More »

India is experiencing an ‘acute shortage’ of gold – prices are 21% HIGHER than spot gold

This news shouldn’t come much as a surprise to regular readers – what with the government’s attempts to restrict imports, India is currently experiencing an ‘acute shortage’ of gold, which means that if you want to buy some gold in India right now, expect to pay a price 21% higher than the COMEX listed spot […]

March 6th, 2014 | Posted in Gold News | Read More »

Bitcoin has theory and history on its side

The Bitcoin phenomenon has now reached the mainstream media where it met with a reception that ranged from sceptical to outright hostile. The recent volatility in the price of bitcoins and the issues surrounding Bitcoin-exchange Mt. Gox have led to additional negative publicity. In my view, Bitcoin as a monetary concept is potentially a work […]

March 4th, 2014 | Posted in Analysis | Read More »

Two DIFFERENT studies show mass manipulation of the gold market

Last week was a very interesting week for the gold market. It saw not one, but two, mainstream articles suggesting mass-manipulation in the gold market – something regular readers will know we’ve been talking about for years. First up there was an article that appeared in the FT on February 23rd. But before we go […]

March 4th, 2014 | Posted in Gold News | Read More »

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