Tuesday, February 18 2020

EuroStat Gold Imports & Exports

European flows for December & annual

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United Kingdom Gold Imports & Exports

UK Flows for December & annual

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Britain’s Royal Mint launches its first gold-backed listed product

Britain’s Royal Mint will list its first gold-backed exchange-traded product this week, as the price of bullion trades around its highest in seven years.

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Monday, February 17 2020

Chinese SGE Gold Withdrawals

SGE withdrawals were 110.872 tonnes in January

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Who Drives the Bus? UK Gold Import 996t in 2019

Contrary to what investors often assume, the price of gold is not determined by consumer demand such as jewelry or coins. What drives the gold price is institutional (supply and) demand. Because the most liquid gold spot market is in London, this is where the price is set.

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Saturday, February 15 2020

Silver Price Oscillator

Potential here for silver to make a run

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Transparent Precious Metal Holdings - Gold/Silver

Flows this week

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Gold/Silver - Futures - COTs - Commitment of Traders

COTs this week

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Thursday, February 13 2020

Debunking Reuters’ Story “PBoC Blocked 300-500t Gold Import In 2019”

From analyzing SGE premiums, the gold price and cultural trends, my conclusion is that the PBoC did not block 300-500 tonnes of gold from being imported in 2019, as was reported by Reuters.

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Tuesday, February 11 2020

China’s gold market not immune to a wider downturn

As the Chinese economy continues to be disrupted by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and parts of China’s economy come to a virtual standstill, it would be unrealistic to expect that the Chinese gold market, the world’s largest, will not be adversely impacted.

From quarantined cities to lower consumer demand, from reduced flight traffic to closed frontiers and boarders, the economic shock to diverse sectors of the economy, including the domestic gold market, should not be underestimated.

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It’s indestructible – but can we always believe in (the UK trade figures with the disaggregated effect of the international trade in non-monetary) GOLD?

That is why tomorrow, for the first time, we will publish trade figures excluding gold (and the other precious metals mentioned above).

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Monday, February 10 2020

Turkish Mint Outpaces U.S. Mint

For the third year in a row, the Turkish Mint has produced more gold coins than the U.S. Mint.

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Saturday, February 8 2020

Silk Road: China, India, Russia & Turkey Gold Consumption

Flows for December & annual

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India Gold/Silver Imports

India's December flows & annual

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Turkey Gold/Silver Imports

Flows for December & annual.

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Transparent Precious Metal Holdings - Gold/Silver

Flows this week

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Gold/Silver - Futures - COTs - Commitment of Traders

Cots this week

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Friday, February 7 2020

Perth Mint Coin Sales

Flows for January & annually

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Chinese Gold/Silver Imports

Flows for December and annually

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Thursday, February 6 2020

JPMorgan Facing Criminal Investigation Over Metal Spoofing

U.S. authorities that accused six JPMorgan Chase & Co. employees of rigging precious-metals futures are building a criminal case against the bank itself, two people familiar with the situation said.

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