Alasdair Macleod: Paper Currencies Face Ultimate Collapse- Loss of Confidence in the Dollar Could Propel Silver to $75!

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launch rocket verticalLondon expert Alasdair Macleod returns to the SD Weekly Metals & Markets with his brilliant PM analysis, including:

  • Chinese 2013 gold demand 7,603 tons- More than DOUBLE Global Supply & mainstream estimates!
  • Macleod states that China’s total gold reserves (public & private) may be between 10 and 25,000 tons of gold!
  • Vaulting companies have never seen a 1 kilo (9999) gold bar- not one ounce is leaving China!
  • Gold being delivered from Western vaults has turned dirty- (barely .9 gold):  Bullion Banks Now Scraping the Bottom of the Vaults to Source Asian Gold Demand!
  • Swiss Refiners are working 24/7, with up to 20 tons a day being sourced to China via Switzerland alone!
  • We discuss plunging GOFO rates: Macleod explains that the London Market has been Effectively Cleaned Out of Gold Below $1300, & that No One is Willing to Arbitrage the Negative GOFO Because There is No Bullion Available! 
  • Alasdair provides his short & long term outlook for gold & silver, & states that Paper Currencies Face Ultimate Collapse, and that the Coming Loss of Confidence in the Dollar Could Propel Silver to $75!

A Special Extended Edition Metals & Markets With Alasdair Macleod is below: [Read more...]

Gold and bail-ins

Blythe Masters Jamie DimonI am often asked whether or not western governments are likely to confiscate gold, and my answer has invariably been on the lines of “unlikely at the moment, because so few people own gold”.
However, given low stock levels in western vaults and that bail-ins are on the agenda, the answer to the question should be reconsidered. [Read more...]

Alasdair Macleod: China’s Demand For Gold Has Trapped The West’s Central Banks

china bank runIn the rest of the world and particularly Asia, people do not think like we do. As far as they’re concerned, gold is the only long term asset worth holdingIt is the family pension fund… the financial press in the West, the mainstream media, basically rely for their information on analysts in the bullion banks. And the bullion banks are always short… Now whether the West is right or wrong is not the point. The point is there are 4 billion people in Asia who have got a very old-fashioned view of gold, and they have become wealthy over the last twenty years. And their view is likely to prevail against the <1 billion of us in North America and Western Europe. I mean it really is as simple as that. It’s not a question of Austrian economics, or Keynesian, or whatever. We’re outnumbered. [Read more...]

The Screaming Fundamentals For Owning Gold

screaming fundamentalsChris Martenson has prepared for SD readers his mammoth annual report on the fundamental reasons for owning gold. The plethora of systemic risks that make gold a wise investment continue to expand, as does the shocking imbalance between increasing demand and tightening supply.
The punch line is this: Gold (and silver) is not in bubble territory, and its largest gains remain yet to be realized; especially if current monetary, fiscal, and fundamental supply-and-demand trends remain in play.
We approaching a moment in the great transfer of wealth where the dividing line between safety and ruin may quite simply come down to this one question: Got gold?

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Chinese “People Are Buying Gold Like Groceries”

Chinese aunties buyng gold for sale in TaiyuanWeekly Chinese Gold Demand Transcends Global Mining Production, Again.
All over the media we have seen extreme gold shopping sprees around new year and at the Lunar year in China.
This resulted in an all time Chinese gold demand record in January – which accounted for 246 tons.
It seems the Chinese are in a state to buy all the physical gold that can be supplied.

These two photos were taken yesterday by my uncle in a gold shop in Beijing. People are buying gold like groceries
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Harvey Organ: 20 Tons of Gold “Kilo Bars” Withdrawn From JPM Vaults & Headed to Hong Kong!

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Gold VaultHarvey Organ joins the SD Weekly Metals & Markets Wrap this week to warn of a possible February COMEX Gold Default:

  • Continued decline in “registered” gold inventory at the COMEX- 2o tons of gold “kilo bars” withdrawn from JPM vaults headed to Hong Kong!
  • 2014 will mark the year where physical forces deep “managed retreat” in the least
  • Geopolitical and Global Macro review:  From MyRA & pension fund confiscation to Ukraine & Emerging Markets
  • Fed Taper Review- Eric believes the Fed will overshoot tapering to $50 billion/month, while Harvey believes Wednesday’s taper will be the last
  • Harvey discusses why February may very well see strains to the point of the long anticipated COMEX default in gold!

The SD Weekly Metals & Markets with Harvey Organ is below: [Read more...]

U.S. Total Gold Exports Up 31% In October 2013

2013 Total U.S. Gold Exports Jan-OctTotal U.S. gold exports picked up substantially in October after a low was hit in September at 37.6 metric tons.  As the price of gold declined from $1,400 at the beginning of September to a low of $1,250 in October, gold exports increased to Hong Kong & Switzerland.
Total U.S. gold exports increased 31% from 37.6 mt in September to 49.4 mt in October.
2014 may turn out to be an interesting year for gold.  There are so many inherent weaknesses in the present financial system, that anything could push it over the cliff. [Read more...]

Ranting Andy: COMEX is in Default on December Gold Contract!

no deliveriesRanting Andy Hoffman joins the SGTReport to discuss the COMEX and the fraud that is paper gold.
The COMEX is one very bad joke. And technically speaking, the Comex is in DEFAULT on the December contract… and the whole world knows it. [Read more...]

COMEX Gold Stocks At Record Lows As SGE Volumes Surge 61%

EmptyVaultThe supply demand fundamentals of the gold market remain sound with the flow of gold from West to East.
COMEX gold stocks have fallen to new record lows, showing demand for physical bullion remains very robust. Indeed, the scale of the fall in COMEX gold stocks since 2007 and which accelerated in early April 2013 is important to note.
Conversely, on the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE), volumes surged in the year 2013, particularly since the peculiar, sudden price drop in April and volumes traded surged 61% year on year.
In addition, the London bullion market has seen intermittent shortages of 400 ounce gold bars. Traders said the shortage of London Good Delivery Bars was pushing premiums for physical delivery for 400 ounce bars as high as 50 cents! [Read more...]

Perth Mint: Gold Coin And Bar Shortages Likely To Lead To Rationing

gold & silver sold outThe extraordinary demand for precious metals coins following the 2008 global financial crisis caught the minting industry by surprise, resulting in never before seen coin rationing and shortages.
It seems not much has changed, with recent reports that the UK Royal Mint ran out of 2014 Sovereign gold coins due to “exceptional demand”, as well as the continuation for over one year of an allocation program first put into place early 2013 by the US Mint on its ever popular silver Eagle bullion coins.
While these recent events have been limited to specific coins, with availability of other leading bullion coins like the Perth Mint’s gold Kangaroo not affected, it does seem to indicate that worldwide minting production capacity is still unable to meet demand surges. [Read more...]

Largest Swiss Refinery on Inability to Source Gold: “This Has Never Happened Before”

vaultWe met with the managing director of the largest refinery in Switzerland and spend about two hours talking to him, we learned some very interesting things.
At this Swiss refinery there have been several times this year on which they were unable to source gold. They’re bringing in good delivery bars, scrap and dore from the mines, basically all they can get their hands on. This gentleman has been in the business for 37 years, he was there during the last bull market in the late seventies. I asked him when was the last time this has happened, that he was unable to source gold, he said never. And I clarified it, I asked: in the last 37 years you’ve worked in the gold industry this has never happened? He said: this has never happened.
He said sometimes when they get gold in, it’s coming from the back corners of the vaults. He knew this because these were good delivery bars marked in the sixties. This is a huge supply squeeze and its worse than anything that has happened in the last four decades. At some point there is going to be a massive squeeze on the price.
We are on the threshold of a situation that has never occurred before. A squeeze is imminent, it could take 3 months or 6 months, but all I know is that it’s coming, and I know that with 100 % certainty. [Read more...]

Indian Gold Dealer: “Gold Demand Cannot Go Down; By End Of December, All Jewelers Will Need To Replenish Stock”

When asked his thoughts on reports of Indian consumers switching to silver in response to high gold premiums, the head of operations at one of Inda’s top bullion dealers, Vishal Vyas concluded that,
Whenever there are gold shipments available…say half a ton or 300-400 kilos, the premium comes down…but otherwise again, the premium will go higher…because there is not a constant supply. There are tight supplies.
I personally feel that silver has become the poor man’s gold for investment, for short-term investment especially…& people have shifted to silver up to a certain extent, but gold is gold. Overall demand cannot come down. Now is the festive season where people will start buying gold in the form of jewelry. So by the end of December, all jewelers will need gold to replenish their original stock and get new jewelry manufactured, because there will be huge sales happening in this wedding season.” [Read more...]

Metals & Markets: Cartel Desperate to Slow the Bleed of Physical Gold!

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no deliveriesOn this week’s Metals & Markets, The Doc & Eric Dubin discuss:

  • Government Shutdown shenanigans & bickering- is a default possible on Oct 17th?
  • Gensler out as CFTC Chairman, while Bart Chilton says if you want safe, secure, efficient, and effective markets, you’ve got to keep the CFTC on the job!
  • Gold smashed again on a large delivery month- banksters desperate to to slow the bleeding of physical gold?
  • Outlook for the metals in light of looming debt ceiling hard deadline

The SD Weekly Metals & Markets with The Doc & Eric Dubin is below!: [Read more...]

COMEX GOLD INVENTORIES PLUNGE TO NEW LOW!

COMEX GOLD new Low 92413It looks like the stagnate two month bottom in the Comex Gold inventories is now over as a huge withdrawal from HSBC has taken the total warehouse stocks to a new low not seen since 2006.
173,358 oz of gold were withdrawn from HSBC’s Eligible category.
This single withdrawal was so massive that it would have totally wiped out Brinks, HSBC, Scotia Mocatta, and most of JP Morgan’s Registered inventories. [Read more...]

Eric Sprott Exclusive: The Fed Has Lost Control of the Bond Market!

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gold crashIn his most explosive interview with SD ever, CEO of Sprott Asset Management Eric Sprott discussed his thoughts on the Fed’s no-taper, why he believes the cartel took down gold this spring, the evidence that a bail-in is coming to the US and Canada, and the US fiscal debt crisis.
Sprott stated the Fed could not taper QE because it has lost control of the bond market!
We have never printed on a daily basis more than we are printing right now, and all the while, interest rates doubled!   Just the talk of tapering moved the rates significantly higher.  I happen to believe that they have lost control of the bond market Just by talking the talk the rates doubled and if they walked the walk, I think we would see a dramatic increase in rates here and severe carnage in the bond market.

Sprott went on to claim that the paper gold market was crushed by the Western Central banks this spring in order to free up gold supply from the ETFs as a massive gold shortage threatened the banking system, and that this is a battle the Western Central banks are doomed to lose as global physical demand will soon overwhelm Central bank supply.

Eric Sprott’s EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW with The Doc covering tapering, the motive behind the PM take-down, and much more is below:
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