As the US Mint Numbers reveal, in the Wake of Trump Market Euphoriasales of gold and silver have plummeted in the West (especially USA), but surged in the East:

Seriously? “Simon Black” (it’s a nom de plume) wrote an article titled “Demand For Physical Is Collapsing.”  He focused on retail bullion demand numbers. To claim that the global demand for physical gold is collapsing is seeded in either ignorance or mal-intent.
The Black article purports the idea that retail bullion sales represents global demand for gold and silver.
Nothing could be further from the truth:

The issue at hand is a potential GAME CHANGER; negotiations between the two largest holders of gold in the world; “A Deal Between China and the Vatican”.
THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO BE HUNG ON A CROSS OF GOLD….

The Warning Signs Are There. 
Collateral damage to wealth during times of currency devaluations, tariffs, and trade wars is inevitable, but those who remain ignorant of the underlying causes are doomed to bear the full burden of the fallout.

Forbes’ Frank Holmes joins Lawrie Williams, Koos Jansen and many others in questioning the “official” Chinese gold demand numbers.
Real gold demand is likely MUCH higher than the official numbers:

Precious metals investors should be prepared that the next large market correction will likely cause record gold demand with MUCH higher prices.  Once the Great Hyped Trump Rally runs its course and the lousy fundamentals are allowed to kick in, the broader stock markets are going to experience one hell of a correction…

Pisani gold gldThe ECB very recently confirmed that its gold reserves are stored across 5 international locations. However, the ECB also confirmed that it does not physically audit its gold, nor will it divulge a bar list / weight list of these gold bar holdings…

gold-silver-mineMurray Nye, CEO of Winston Gold Corp, joins us for an insider’s view of the gold mining industry, and where major trends are taking us next. We dig into the paradox of suppressed prices despite record investor demand for physical gold, and the extreme challenge this pricing pressure imposes when designing a profitable gold mining operation.

silver-mineHas the world passed “Peak Gold?”
What if we could revolutionize the gold industry by radically re-inventing our ability to discover brand new, massive & rich gold deposits, and thus re-create the gold boom over and over?
Wade Hodges, serial discoverer of over 30 Million ounces of gold and CEO of Nevada Exploration, joins us to blow away the conventional limits…

gold vaultAll central banks still report gold as one line item of “gold and gold receivables”, which allow bullion banks to increase their unallocated balances which can then be used in myriad leveraged and hypothecated ‘gold’ trading transactions.
If you think 4 LBMA bullion banks passing a parcel of central bank gold claims around between them is excessive, wait until you see 28 bullion banks doing the same thing…

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Roy Friedman, President of US Mint Authorized Purchaser Manfra, Tordella, & Brookes (MTB) joins Silver Doctors to discuss how the recent pullback in the precious metals markets is impacting wholesale demand for gold and silver.
Friedman says investors who were waiting on the sidelines are now PLUNGING into the market. Demand is increasing dramatically for both gold and silver, but especially for silver:

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I say “unofficial” bottom to this 9-week manipulated take-down in the price of gold because we don’t know to what extent the western Central Banks will throw paper at the NY and London gold “markets.”  But based on the latest Commitment of Traders report, the bullion banks are covering their shorts fairly aggressively while the moronic hedge funds dump their longs and try to chase the market lower by piling in to the short side.
This has always been a recipe for at least short term move higher in the metals.

U.S.-Gold-Imports-From-Switzerland-MontlySomething quite extraordinary took place which hasn’t happened for several decades.  While Switzerland has been a major source of U.S. gold exports for many years, the tables turned in May as the Swiss exported a record amount of gold to the United States.
How much gold?  A LOT…

Indian goldWith the dramatic run-up in paper derivative forms of gold relative to the amount of physical gold available to deliver into those paper claims, it would be a grave mistake for the bullion banks to underestimate the amount of physical gold disappearing into private hands…