Tuesday, December 11 2018

Where are we now in the investor cycle?

So where would you put us now in the investor cycle depicted in the chart below?

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Gold/Silver - Futures - COTs - Commitment of Traders

COTs last week

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Monday, December 10 2018

South African Gold Industry Enters Final Phase of Slow Death

The nation’s 130-year-old gold industry which has produced half the bullion ever mined on Earth is locked in the final stages of a decades-long death spiral. Most of South Africa’s gold mines are unprofitable at current prices.

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French central bank and JP Morgan team up to boost Gold Lending

What exactly is the partnership between JP Morgan and the Banque de France in the gold lending market? Given that the gold lending market is ultra secretive, we will most likely never know the specifics. But by partnering with JP Morgan, the Banque de France is partnering with one of the heavy weight bullion banks of the gold industry, a bullion bank with a finger in every pie.

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Saturday, December 8 2018

Transparent Precious Metal Holdings - Gold/Silver

Flows this week

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Central Bank silent over plans for Irish gold in UK

IRELAND'S Central Bank has refused to say if it plans to move almost €200m worth of gold bars from the vaults of the Bank of England as a result of Brexit, insisting that any such move would be "commercially sensitive".

The gold reserves have been held by its UK counterpart for a number of years, and the Central Bank has traditionally been coy on the precise details of the reserves, and the terms of the arrangement it has with the Bank of England.

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Friday, December 7 2018

Venezuela officials seek meeting with Bank of England over gold repatriation

Two high-ranking Venezuelan officials are traveling to London with plans to meet with the Bank of England over the repatriation of $550 million in gold held in the bank’s coffers, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.

The government of President Nicolas Maduro is seeking to bring 14 tonnes of gold back to Venezuela because of fears it could be caught up in international sanctions on the country, sources told Reuters this month.

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Chinese SGE Gold Withdrawals

SGE withdrawals for November

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Perth Mint Coin Sales

Perth Mint sales for November

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Thursday, December 6 2018

Arctic Trails, Winter Gales, And Gold's Secret Tales

The recent and shocking reduction in gold trade statistics under the new LBMA transparency rules (LBMA-i) suggests that over 80% of the previous daily trade reporting is no longer counted, or that the old metrics were drastically overstated. It’s one or the other. A decline in reported daily gold trade from over $200B+/d to a paltry $39.6B/d is not a rounding error.

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Tuesday, December 4 2018

US Mint Coin Sales - updated

Sales for November - updated

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Monday, December 3 2018

Turkey Gold Imports

Turkey imports for October

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US Mint Coin Sales

Sales for November

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Saturday, December 1 2018

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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This Holiday Season, Make It Silver and Gold

I believe this is a beautiful custom. Whether you observe Hanukkah, Christmas, Eid al-Fitr, Diwali or any number of other religious holidays around the world, gifting your children and grandchildren coins of precious metals such as gold or silver could be made into a tradition in your own family.

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Tuesday, November 27 2018

Grant Williams - Cry Wolf

Gold standard

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Gold/Silver - Futures - COTs - Commitment of Traders

COTs last week

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Saturday, November 24 2018

Transparent Precious Metal Holdings - Gold/Silver

Flows this week

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What is the future of gold?

Simon Popple and Ross Norman. We'll be discussing what the future might hold for gold markets,

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