The May 14, 2014 forecast for a June 2014 Top, and now officially July 10, holds as a High for Gold.
A drop into a Final 2014 Summer Low and ‘Buy-of-a-Lifetime’ opportunity is still to come.
At the Summer Cycle low expect NO new lows to be made and the 2013 lows will hold!
The coming derivatives collapse is one of the primary reasons the price of gold (and silver) is going to the moon. Gold will start moving well in advance of this event but it will go parabolic once it becomes obvious to everyone.
Our derivatives Armageddon series continues with Part 2 below.
In this video we discuss some of the insanity that lies behind U.S. derivatives accounting rules and how they favor the banks at our expense: [Read more...]
With the results for 2013 finally in, the top gold miners average yield fell to the lowest level ever.
This is a surprising development considering that the average price of gold dropped to a low of $1,411 in 2013.
Normally when the price of gold falls, gold miners switch to higher grades to remain profitable.
However, the top five gold miners’ average yield declined another 5% in 2013.
Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott US Holdings Ltd. said in early March that the market looked overheated and was due for a pullback.
Gold and silver had just delivered double-digit gains in a few months. Sure enough, from mid-March until early June, the precious metals gave up much of their gains.
Since early June, resource stocks have surged higher once again.2 So the question on my mind was: Where is gold headed for the remainder of the year? Will this rally pull back?
Rick recently gave me his answer: [Read more...]
Following Monday’s $1.3 billion paper gold dump on the COMEX open, the cartel has hit gold and silver again Tuesday, and has finally succeeded (for now) in driving spot gold back under the critical $1300 level- but it took twice the amount of paper used yesterday, as an astonishing $2.3 BILLION in gold futures were just dumped on the market. [Read more...]
With an unallocated account the customer doesn’t have an entitlement to any specific bullion bars, and is a creditor of the bullion bank. So long as the customer is happy with the counterparty risk, this is the cheapest way for him to have exposure to gold. F
rom the bank’s point of view, there is no need to hold more gold than required to meet customer withdrawals. Furthermore, even this gold doesn’t have to be bought, merely leased from a central bank, remaining in the Bank of England’s vault unless needed.
There can be little doubt that the increase in the quantity of gold held in the Bank’s vaults between 2006 and 2013 reflected, among other factors, physical backing for increasing unallocated accounts during the 2000-2012 bull market.
In the past a bullion bank’s risk to a rising gold price either went unhedged, or was managed through derivatives, using forwards futures and options. Therefore, so long as systemic risk is not regarded as a material factor, the bullion banking community can absorb significant gold demand from investors by expanding unallocated accounts without any physical buying required.
However, the investing public’s greater awareness of risk to bank deposits from bail-ins could change this in future.
Confirmation of why Europeans might be buying physical gold arises from concerns over the financial health of Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo, which has undermined share prices of the entire Eurozone banking sector.
The ghost of the Cyprus bail-in may be returning to the financial stage. [Read more...]
According to new information obtained from a bank analyst, data provided to the public is intended to distort reality.
I sat down with the analyst who shared some interesting insights on how gold and energy data are manipulated to mislead the public.
Things will continue to get more and more BIZARRE in the world financial system.
That is why it is wise to own physical gold and silver.
The DEATH OF THE DOLLAR is coming… we just don’t know the exact date. [Read more...]
In the middle of this jungle of jaundiced analysis…and jumble of misapplied facts… there is an elephant in the room.
A golden elephant – with enough time and patience, it’s mysteriously invisible presence in plain sight will be made apparent to all.
The theme of China’s(or if you like –Asia’s) growing gold purchases has taken on a life of its own in the gold community… the jist of which is that every ounce of gold which goes from west to east serves to strengthen the price of gold in western markets, and ultimately, bring about that hallelujah moment that westerners have been impatiently waiting for – when the POG skyrockets… to the sound of goldbugs popping champagne corks!
This post is about correcting that narrative… so that western precious metals investors can be better served, by more accurate information.