James TurkWith the LBMA no longer publishing GOFO rates, readers have inquired why we don’t begin calculating and publishing the rates at SD. 
GoldMoney’s James Turk has responded to the inquiry with an articulate elucidation of why futures markets cannot be used to calculate GOFO (or SIFO) rates.
The futures market cannot be used to come up with GOFO. The spreads quoted in paper are far different than the spreads quoted for real metal


Turk’s full MUST READ commentary is below:

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GoldJames Turk joins us this week for a MUST LISTEN Memorial Day show discussing:

  • Silver Has Been in Backwardation Since JanuaryNo One Wants the Counter-Party Risk!
  • The writing is on the wall for Greece- Bail-in appears inevitable! 
  • When Greece is bailed-in, Will Contagion Rip Across the Banking Systems of France, Italy and Spain?
  • Turk Explains Why Fiat Currency is Coming to a Conclusion
  • Governments Will Come Back to Gold Either Willingly, or Kicking and Screaming!
  • When the Big Black Swan hits, Will Americans Finally Wake Up to the Encroachment of Fascism? 
  • Why it is Prudent to Protect Your Wealth With THINGS…Not Promises! 
  • Turk Explains Why Buying Gold Today at $1200 is Better Than Buying Gold at $35 in 1971!The SD Weekly Metals & Markets With The Doc, Eric Dubin, & James Turk is below:
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James Turk founder of Gold Money and returning guest and former Wall St analyst, John Rubino join Wall Street for Main Street for this in depth, 40+ minute round table discussion.
Turk and Rubino also co-authored Dollar Collapse, which was written before the financial crisis of 2008 and it predicted banks and home prices would collapse.
This in depth discussion talks about currency swaps and their more frequent use and why they are being used more frequently, financial history, manipulating interest rates by global central banks who want to maintain financial repression, currency wars, inflation, deflation, asset price inflation and gold!
Full MUST LISTEN Interview is below:

James TurkJames Turk, co-founder and director of GoldMoney.com joins BoomBust to talk about gold, gold, gold.
Turk explains that gold has been used as money for five thousand years, and he argues why it’s much better than fiat currency. In fact Turk thinks that people are losing confidence in paper money because the super-rich are moving out of money and buying up tangible assets. He further argues that gold allows you to avoid the risks of political manipulation or economic warfare.

BubbleIn this MUST LISTEN interview with Peak Prosperity’s Chris Martenson, James Turk discusses why he believes the time we live in now will be studied by future historians for generations to come. Just as we today marvel at the collective madness that resulted in the South Sea and Dutch tulip manias, our age will be known as the era when society lost sight of what money really is.
And as result, the wrong kinds of wealth — today, that’s mostly financial assets — are valued and pursued. And just like those bubbles from centuries ago, when the current asset boom goes bust, the value of paper wealth will vaporize.

History is about to repeat. Instead of addressing the causes of the 2008 financial crisis, the world’s governments have continued along the same path, accumulating even more debt and inflating even bigger financial bubbles. Thus, the outlook for 2014 is the same as it was for last year, the important point being the potential for a black-swan event like the one experienced in 2008 with the Lehman Brothers collapse.
The reason for this worrying outlook is simple. The interrelated sovereign debt and bank solvency crises have not been resolved, and central banks are following monetary policies that are favorable to governments and banks, not savers and investors.
So the outlook for gold and silver remains very bullish because another – even bigger – crisis is coming. Whether it ends up being called a “crack-up boom” or “the end of paper money” or “the second Great Depression,” it will change everything, from the kinds of investments that create new fortunes to the kinds of money that most of us save and spend.

James Turk Mike MaloneyThrowback Thursday: in this clip from 2010, James Turk and Mike Maloney discuss how they see the end of the current US fiat monetary system playing out, and their thoughts on the likelihood that the US gov’t will attempt to confiscate gold and silver from US citizens in the aftermath of a dollar collapse.

James TurkOne of the most prominent voices in the gold and silver community and one of the earliest and most vocal proponents of the current bull market in PMs, James Turk, has announced his retirement as GoldMoney’s Chairman.
While retiring from his active role in the PM community, Turk will devote his efforts to writing a new book on gold and silver, and will continue writing for his personal website.
Full Press Release is below:

gold eagleJames Turk predicts, “It’s inevitable you are going to see bail-ins as we go forward from here because the capital just doesn’t exist.” He also says gold is going much higher in a scramble for tangible assets. Turk points out, “The problems we’ve been confronting the past several years haven’t gone away . . . governments have been trying to buy time, but they aren’t coming up with any solutions.”
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Gold expert James Turk.

 

bitcoin silverEurope, says James Turk, founder and chairman of GoldMoney, is in the midst of two crises—one in the banking sector, the other related to economic activity, and capital is needed to solve both. As to the allegedly strong dollar, Turk, in this interview with The Gold Report, suggests comparing it to the price of gold rather than other fiat currencies for a better picture. And the world’s newest currency—Bitcoin—has a lot in common with one of the oldest—gold.

bubblesGold expert James Turk says, “Mr. Bernanke is so anti-deflation he’s willing to risk hyperinflation, and we are on this path of hyperinflation given the policies we are following.” Turk contends gold is a good value right now. Turk says, “Because it is money outside the banking system, it doesn’t have any counterparty risk, and that is very important as this crisis continues to unfold.”

Turk predicts, “Either we cut back on spending or the dollar is going to collapse. . . . Those are the two choices.” Turk’s advice, “By owning physical metal, you are preparing for what looks like a collapse of fiat currencies. In fact, I call the environment we are in now a fiat currency bubble.” Turk predicts gold will reach “$11,000” per ounce in the next five years.

Turk goes on to say, “It might come sooner. It depends on when confidence finally breaks, and we’re getting very, very close to that stage. There’s nothing holding the dollar together but confidence.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with James Turk.

rocketChris Martenson has released an excellent interview with GoldMoney’s James Turk regarding the gold and silver markets after 2 years of consolidation.
Turk states he expects 2013 and 2014 to be big years for both metals, and that we are approaching the point where the cartel loses its ability to control the gold and silver markets to the upside as confidence in the fiat system is lost.
Turk states that he expects gold to achieve $8,000/$10,000/oz during the 3rd phase of it’s bull market when the public becomes involved and a mania develops, yet states that gold’s gains will be modest on a percentage basis compared to what’s in store for silver.

Chris Martenson’s full MUST WATCH interview with James Turk is below:

In the face of this week’s massive cartel intervention knocking down the metals in the wake of QE4, James Turk has just revised his $8,000 gold target- but NOT to the downside.
Turk states he now expects gold will surpass $8,000 an ounces in the next 3 years.

Recalling that gold was $350 back in 2003, and the DOW Jones Industrial average was about 9500, I forecast that gold and the DOW would be 8,000 some time between 2013 and 2015. Given that that this time frame is now upon us, I would like to discuss the basis on which I made that forecast, and more importantly, update it in one significant way; I now expect that the price of gold will rise higher than $8,000 per ounce as I will explain.

Turk’s full update below:

GoldMoney Chairman James Turk outlines the reasons why “everyone should have a precious metals portfolio.”  James outlines the stark fiscal facts about government debt problems across the developed world, and why central banks’ determination to devalue the currencies they issue is causing a bull market in precious metals. He demonstrates why gold remains undervalued, despite the great gains seen in its price over the last 11 years, and a means of assessing whether or not the yellow metal is fairly valued or not.

James argues that we are living in “fiat currency bubble”, similar though many magnitudes greater than the recent housing bubbles seen in America, Ireland, Spain and other countries, or the “Tech bubble” in NASDAQ stocks in the late 1990s. The USA is racing towards hyperinflation, courtesy of the Federal Reserve’s monetisation of US government deficits.

Full interview below:

GoldMoney has released an interview with Chairman James Turk about his study of the above-ground global gold stock, gold’s role as money, and the coming fiat currency collapse. They discuss the discrepancies between official gold stock figures and the study’s carefully calculated figures, going all the way back to Roman times and using the year 1492 as a pivotal calculation point — which was when the Spanish Empire began its imports of gold deposits discovered in the Americas. In contrast to the widely referenced number of 171,000 tonnes of above-ground gold, James’s study suggests that it is actually closer to 155,000 and therefore overstated by about 10%.

Full interview below:

GoldMoney has released an interview with Chairman  James Turk about his claim that central banks are holding less in their physical gold reserves than many assume.   Turk explains the problem that central banks report gold and gold receivables as one line item on their balance sheets. This allows them to lease out physical gold in return for paper claimsposing the question of just how much physical gold is left.

He also discusses the Gold Money Index and the gold-based Fear Index. Both show that gold remains undervalued compared with historical norms. He also talks about how close we are to a “Golden Cliff”, where the western central banks stop lending out their gold, and what the systemic repercussions of this are likely to be.

Full interview below:

Speaking in a video presented at a Brink’s Canada’s event in Toronto on September 28, GoldMoney’s James Turk outlines the reasons why “everyone should have a precious metals portfolio.”
Turk outlines the stark fiscal facts about government debt problems across the developed world, and why central banks’ determination to devalue the currencies they issue is causing a bull market in precious metals. He demonstrates why gold remains undervalued, despite the great gains seen in its price over the last 11 years, and a means of assessing whether or not the yellow metal is fairly valued or not.

James argues that we are living in “fiat currency bubble”, similar though many magnitudes greater than the recent housing bubbles seen in America, Ireland, Spain and other countries, or the “Tech bubble” in NASDAQ stocks in the late 1990s. The USA is racing towards hyperinflation, courtesy of the Federal Reserve’s monetisation of US government deficits.

GoldMoney’s James Turk has released an interview with Félix Moreno de la Cova discussing currency competition and the pros and cons of Bitcoin and digital gold currencies.

Félix explains the working mechanisms behind Bitcoin, which is a digital currency. He talks about the decentralised Bitcoin protocol, which is the DNA of Bitcoin and assures that bitcoins will not be double-spent. He states that Bitcoin can’t be shut down unless the whole internet gets shut down.

They discuss the differences, but also the similarities between Bitcoin and digital gold currencies. James Turk points out that using tangible assets as money eliminates counterparty and payment risk. Félix states, that the amount of minable bitcoins is limited similar to the amount of gold.

Furthermore they talk about the security of Bitcoin exchanges and the difference between money and currency. Both endorse the idea of bringing competition to currencies and developing new ways to transact more efficiently.

Our friend Sean from SGTReport.com has released an interview with James Turk, Founder of GoldMoney from Spain discussing how the FED’s latest actions spell doom for the Dollar. James reminds us that what is happening in the United States RIGHT NOW thanks to the privately owned Central Bank always ends the same way: In disaster for the currency.
We’ve seen it before: Weimar Germany, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Serbia… and we’ll soon see it in AmeriKa. James also revisits his decade long prediction of $400 silver and $8,000 gold.  Turk sees these levels occurring as early as 2013-2105, along with hyperinflation. The fuse has been lit and time is running out.

GoldMoney’s James Turk has released an interview with Félix Moreno de la Cova discussing the recent action in the precious metals and currency markets.

With the announcement of QE3 by the Federal Reserve last week the prices for gold and silver continued to surge higher. However Félix points out that September is traditionally a strong month for the metals which is why they might have rallied even without further monetary stimulus. He states that after a year of consolidation the stage is now set for much higher prices.

He points out that the competitive devaluation of the major currencies is continuing which in the end will lead to the destruction of all fiat currency.

Full interview below: