As Ron Paul succeeded in forcing the Federal Reserve to admit in the clip below, the Federal Reserve does not own gold, only gold certificates valued at $42.22. [Read more...]
Stock-market capital finally started flowing back into the flagship GLD gold ETF for the first time in 14 months in February!
Though this buying was small, this is truly a momentous event. Extreme gold-ETF outflows were the dominant culprit behind last year’s epic gold selloff. Without that massive influx of additional supply weighing on the global markets, gold is going to surge on strong physical demand. [Read more...]
Writer and researcher Jan Skoyles joins the SGTReport to discuss German gold, the paper silver and gold Ponzi, three dead international bankers in one week and the stunning work of her pal Koos Jansen, the man Harvey Organ calls “the go-to researcher” when it come to Chinese gold accumulation and the Shanghai Gold Exchange. [Read more...]
Harvey 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- Continued decline in “registered” gold inventory at the COMEX- 2o tons of gold “kilo bars” withdrawn from JPM vaults headed to Hong Kong!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...]
The Financial Times has told investors that they should act like the German Bundesbank and “demand physical gold” and warned that gold price “manipulation” could end “catastrophically“.
“There’s surely no chance that the Fed’s little delivery difficulty has anything to do with the cat’s-cradle of pledges based on the gold in its vaults? As has been remarked here before, forecasting the price is for mugs and bugs.
But one day the ties that bind this pixelated gold may break, with potentially catastrophic results. So if you fancy gold at today’s depressed price, learn from Buba and demand delivery.” [Read more...]
In this excellent interview, the Morgan Report’s Senior Analyst David Smith discusses the difference between paper positions and holdings of precious metals and the real deal- and likens paper metals to empty ammunition shell casings.
Do you hold precious metals ammo, or simply the empty shell casings?
Full interview with David Smith is below: [Read more...]
What if you could carry and exchange gold in the exact same manner as you do with the dollar bills in your wallet?
I’ve recently been introduced to a technology that’s making this possible.
In short, a fractional gram’s worth of gold is affixed to layers of polyester, creating a note – called an “Aurum” – similar in dimension and thickness to a U.S. dollar bill. This gold (usually 1/10th or 1/20th of a gram) is commercially recoverable. So an Aurum offers similar potential as a coin or bar, in terms of providing a vehicle for storing and exchanging known, dependable increments of precious metals – just in much smaller (and more affordable) amounts than commercially available to date.
The big idea here? In a world where a 1oz coin of gold costs over $1,200, an Aurum will let you hold a few dollars’ worth of gold in a single note.
If you’ve got pocket change, you can be a precious metals owner. [Read more...]
From an anonymous source prior to the major lows in the gold price more than a decade ago:
“Someone once said, ‘no one wants gold, that’s why the US$ price keeps falling.’ Many thinking ones laugh at such foolish chatter. They know that the price of gold is dropping precisely because ‘too many people are buying it’! Think now, if you are a person of ‘great worth’ is it not better for you to acquire gold over years, at better prices? If you are one of ‘small worth’, can you not follow in the footsteps of giants? The real money is selling ALL FORMS of paper gold and buying physical! Why? Because any form of paper gold is losing value much, much faster than metal. Some paper will disappear all together in a re of epic proportions! The massive trading continues at LBMA,but something is now missing…We have reached production costs…The great mistake by the BIS was in underestimating the Asians. Some big traders said they would buy it all below $365+/- and they did. That’s what forced LBMA to go on a spree of paper selling! Now, it’s a mess.”
Interesting? The gold price is approaching production cost again. We have the physical versus paper demarcation again (most commentators are clueless on this – the paper market is still determining the screen price), but it will probably die once and for all this time around. [Read more...]
Preparations have been or are being put in place by the international monetary and financial authorities for bail-ins of both banks but also other financial institutions. The majority of the public are unaware of these developments, the risks and the ramifications.
The important shift from bail-out to bail-in had not been signalled in a very public way prior to Cyprus. The market’s expectation was therefore confounded when Eurozone finance ministers imposed bail-ins on Cyprus. This forced bondholders to convert into shareholders, and critically, imposed an element of bank deposit confiscation and the forced conversion of these deposits into bank equity.
Never before in the public’s perception had bank deposits been countenanced as potential financing sources for the rescue of insolvent banks. The public was shocked by the freezing and confiscation of deposits and the use of them in a desperate attempt to prevent banks from failing.
The coming bail-ins regimes will pose real challenges and risks to investors and of course depositors – both household and corporate. Return of capital, rather than return on capital will assume far greater importance.
Evaluating counter-party risk and only using the safest banks, investment providers and financial institutions will become essential in order to protect and grow capital and wealth.
It is important that one owns physical gold and not paper or electronic gold which could be subject to bail-ins. [Read more...]
As of Wednesday’s open interest report for Comex gold futures, there were a total of 403,947 open gold futures representing 40,394,700 ounces of gold. As of yesterday, there were 587,234 ounces of “registered,” available for delivery ounces of gold. That’s a mind-boggling 69x times more open interest of paper gold than available physical gold to deliver to the holders of those contracts. Think about that for a minute. If more than 1.4% of those longs stands for delivery, the Comex defaults.
Now we know why Germany wants its gold back, why the Chinese and other BRIC countries are loading up on gold and demanding delivery and why the owners of Comex gold are taking delivery off the Comex. The Comex is a giant Ponzi scheme. “In paper we trust” is the motto of anyone who has a long position in Comex futures OR who safe-keeps their gold at Comex vaults. [Read more...]
The demand for physical gold is exploding all over the world, and bullion banks are now experiencing a supply crunch that is absolutely unprecedented.
As physical demand continues to rise, the massive Ponzi scheme that the bullion banks have been engaged in is going to become increasingly obvious, and at some point the lack of physical gold is going to break the back of the paper gold market and we are going to see the price of gold go to levels that we have never seen before.
You see, the truth is that the central banks of the world and the bullion banks have made “paper promises” that vastly exceed the amount of actual physical gold in existence. This kind of scheme works fine if everyone does not come asking for their gold at the same time.
Unfortunately for the ones running this scheme, people are now starting to ask for their gold back and it is causing huge problems. [Read more...]
“70% of the recent COMEX selling pressure is from short sellers of paper gold.
Should the buyers of these paper gold short positions wish to take possession of the gold, they can demand it.“ -Sentry Investments
While western markets believe the fires of inflation have been extinguished by a slowing global economy, central bankers globally are piling higher monetary kindling. Eastern investors are scrambling at the opportunity to purchase gold at these levels, and western investors will no doubt jump on board after a few-hundred dollar move (or more) higher in price. [Read more...]
Our good friend Ned Naylor-Leyland of Cheviot Asset Management is back with a MUST READ update on gold.
In light of the deep sell-off in the Gold price, I present 3 charts to clarify what has (and hasn’t) happened.
Chart 1 is a chart of Spot Gold, the second an illustration of what makes up the daily ‘Gold’ market, the third shows the enormous flow of physical metal from West to East in the context of Global mine supply.
There is an ongoing clash between the forces of paper supply and physical demand – paper supply has won the latest round, but its objective of satisfying and slaking demand for the real metal has failed entirely.
Leyland’s full report on gold is below: [Read more...]
The legal claims on physical gold far exceed the amount of physical gold that the banks actually have by a very, very wide margin. And right now the bankers are scared out of their wits because their warehouses are being drained of physical gold at a frightening rate. So what happens when their physical gold is gone but they still have lots and lots of people with legal claims to gold? When that moment arrives, it will represent the end of the paper gold scam. Many believe that the recent takedown of the price of paper gold was a desperate attempt by the bankers to put off that day of reckoning, but it appears to have greatly backfired on them. Instead of cooling off demand for precious metals, it has unleashed a massive “gold rush” all over the globe. Meanwhile, word has been spreading among wealthy families in both North America and Europe that they had better grab their physical gold out of the banks while they still can. This is creating havoc in the financial community, and at least one major international bank has already declared that it will only be settling those accounts in cash from now on. The paper gold scam is starting to unravel, and by the time this is all over it is going to be a complete and total nightmare for global financial markets. [Read more...]
In this article I will argue that the recent slide in the gold price has generated substantial demand for bullion that will likely bring forward a financial and systemic disaster for both central and bullion banks that has been brewing for a long time.
To understand why, we must examine their role and motivations in precious metals markets and assess current ownership of physical gold, while putting investor emotion into its proper context. [Read more...]