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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

UK to have gold dispensing ATM machines in every major city over next few years

An interesting thing has been happening in the United Kingdom ever since the Brexit vote took place a year ago in June.  And that is that the people there have re-awakened to the monetary power of gold, and where the Brits have been one of the driving factors in Europe's recent increase in physical gold purchasing.
When Britain voted to leave the European Union, the thoughts of Yorkshire teacher Grace Hall immediately turned to her family's bottom line. 
Three days later, as UK stocks and sterling plummeted, she put those thoughts into action and deposited part of her life savings -- 25,000 pounds -- into gold. 
"My husband and I are both worried about bank failures and our cash getting swallowed up," she said. "I'm also worried about our kids' jobs and their future." 
Hall was not alone. Dealers are seeing an unprecedented amount of interest in gold, much of it from first-time buyers, to take advantage of its role as a safe haven in times of stress or unexpected "black swan" events like Brexit. 
"The speed at which people are purchasing gold is unprecedented," said Joshua Saul, CEO of The Pure Gold Company, where Hall bought and keeps her Britannia coins. 
"We are seeing people convert as much as 40 to 50 percent of their net worth into physical gold, (compared to) 5 to 10 percent in the past," he said. 
Government-owned bar and coin producer, the Royal Mint, saw a 7-fold increase in sales of 100-gram bars, around half the size of a credit card and costing around $4,400, in the two weeks following the June 23 vote. - Fortune
And a year later the move away from the Pound and the Euro into gold doesn't appear to be slowing down, which has led Ex Oriente Lux to not only install a new gold dispensing ATM machine in West London, but to also have plans to install these machines in every major city in the UK over the next few years.

Gold vending machines are to be placed in every major city in Britain after the country's first machine was switched on in a West London shopping centre. 
The company behind the gold bar vending machines plans to install 50 across Britain over the next few years, allowing ordinary shoppers to invest in the precious metal as an investment. 
Michael McCleary, a businessman from Croydon, yesterday became the first person in Britain to buy a nugget from one of the machines. He paid in cash and bought a 1g "bar" of gold, costing £47. In reality the piece of gold was smaller and thinner than a mobile phone SIM card, but came in a presentation box. - UK Telegraph

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Gold price divergence between London and Shanghai climbs to $28 following continued beatdown in paper markets

With economic and geo-political events allowing for the West to continue to beatdown the gold price in the paper markets over the past four weeks, the divergence in price between the London daily gold fix and the Shanghai Gold Exchange has risen to over $28 in just the past few days.

In fact just two weeks ago on April 21, the difference in price between the two markets was just $8.

Shanghai Gold Fix:


London Gold Fix:


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Did the Shanghai Gold Exchange force London to reveal its reserves and try to compete with a new physical market?

In late 2015, China opened up what would soon become the world's largest physical gold market, leaving both London and New York to hide behind their paper trading futures exchanges.  And as more and more action has moved into the Pacific Rim over the past year and a half, one has to ask the question if this is the reason why London suddenly chose to reveal their physical reserves last weekend, and with the intention of opening up their own physical market to compete with Shanghai?

In a move to increase transparency, London's gold bullion market is considering revealing the amount of bullion held in vaults within the city for the first time in its history. According to recent reporting by the Financial Times, this move would include gold bullion held by the Bank of England as well as other institutions. The leaders in the debate over transparency shifts are the London Bullion Market Association. Why might London be considering such a shift at this point in time, and what could it mean for the future of gold, both in England and around the world? 
According to the report, many of the largest banks around the world are pushing for gold to be traded on an exchange, a marked shift from the current bullion market system. The London Bullion Market Association argues that an exchange would work to convince regulators that "banks trading bullion should not have to face more onerous funding requirements." The reason that this shift is necessary, the Association feels, is that London gold is traded directly between sellers and buyers, meaning that essentially no data of those transactions makes it out into the broader analytical world. The Association has estimated that daily gold trades in London may total $26 billion, although that number is difficult to confirm and there are no official data points to cite. 
The Association believes that moving toward an exchange and documenting the transactions of gold bullion in the city will provide greater transparency. How it might affect the market and the gold bullion prices and trade levels in particular is a bit more difficult to say. If London moves to trade bullion through an exchange, will other cities or countries follow suit? Some analysts believe that this could be the beginning of a much larger trend. - Investopedia
In addition, it is rumored that Dubai is in the process of expanding their physical gold markets following January's inclusion of gold investments into Sharia Law Finance.  And with the potential of millions of new customers seeking to purchase physical gold rather than paper futures, it is likely that several markets will look to cash in on the New Gold Rush, and in doing so will have to forego the years of secrecy that they have cultivated in disallowing true audits of their gold reserves.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

China's gold market now being used to back the expansion of the Yuan

The antiquated 'gold standard' now appears to not be the only way to back one's currency with a precious metal as a new program instituted by the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) will soon aid in the expansion and internationalization of the Chinese Yuan.

Just prior to the Christmas break, the SGE launched a new English language website that has the primary purpose of allowing foreigners to access products and purchase gold in RMB.  And since the SGE is the world's largest physical gold market, this move has the two-fold effect of first allowing individuals to bypass London and the Comex if they have no interest in paper gold trading, and secondly to aid in the expansion and internationalization of the Yuan in global trade.

Last week the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) launched a new English website to offer international customers more information and tools on trading gold in renminbi through its subsidiary in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone the Shanghai International Gold Exchange (SGEI). BullionStar took the opportunity to translate a speech by a Teng Wei, Deputy General Manager of the SGEI, named “How China’s Gold Market Can Help The RMB Achieve International Status” that was held at the Renminbi World summit in Beijing on the 29th and 30th of November 2016. In the speech Teng Wei outlined his vision for the SGEI going forward regarding renmibi (RMB) internationalization, connecting the onshore and offshore renminbi market and increasing gold market share. - Bullionstar via Zerohedge
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Graphic courtesy of Bullionstar

Over the past 45 days the Shanghai Gold Exchange has begun to disconnect itself from the global price standard set twice a day in London and New York by adding premiums of between $30 - $50 to their designated 'fix price'.  And by having a price spread of this magnitude so far above that of the Western paper gold markets, opening up a new portal for U.S. and European traders to buy gold, even in the Yuan currency, will lead to a massive increase in their market share of the global gold market and an ever expanding increase in transactions being done in the Chinese RMB.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Growing spreads between London and Shanghai means that very soon China will take control over gold pricing

Two weeks ago, Deutsche Bank publicly admitted that they and several other banks have been manipulating the price of both gold and silver for several years now.  And yet despite these admissions, both London and the Comex have been smashing down the price of each to the point now where the markets can no longer even facilitate a break even cost for companies producing the metals.

“The analysis of FCF breakeven price suggests that 50% of the gold miners generate free cash flow below $1,150/oz gold with an average FCF breakeven gold price of US$1,135/oz for 2016E,” BMO said. “Excluding dividends, the FCF breakeven gold price for the miners declines to $1,070/oz in 2016E. 
Silver miners may be “less prepared,” however, after enduring a deeper correction in the price of silver relative to gold, BMO said. Three out of 11 companies report FCF breakeven costs for 2016 that are estimated below $15 an ounce, BMO said. - Kitco
As of Dec. 20, the current spot price for gold in London was $11.25, which according to the above study means that the manipulated 'fix' price at the Comex is now $10 below the average cost necessary for 50% of the miners just to break even.

However, as noted in an article published over the weekend here, spot prices out of Shanghai are at least $50 more than what is set in either London or New York, and premiums for metals are even higher than this when purchased in large quantities by investors, stackers, or speculators.

This dislocation in prices between Eastern and Western markets is now creating a nexus point where according to long-time bullion analyst Jim Sinclair, as well as by the CEO of Matterhorn Capital out of Switzerland, China is growing ever closer to being the primary market for determining gold and silver prices, and leaving London and New York with little metal to back their paper contracts.
For those distraught over the COMEX paper futures price of gold plunging towards $1,000/oz, Switzerland’s Egon von Greyerz has some information for you: 
I am not upset because I know one day, COMEX will default. The futures market will default. The banks will not be able to deliver the paper gold they have issued. One day people will come in and try to get their gold, and there won’t be any gold when they ask for it. How can you be nervous (holding gold)? The truth will eventually come out, and that truth will be very painful for all the paper holders of gold.” - Greg Hunter via Silver Doctors

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Following the Fed rate hike and spike in the dollar, the gold price spread between London and China soars to $50

Gold prices were once again beaten down in the United States following the Federal Reserves decision on Dec. 14 to raise rates by .25 bps in only the second move by the central bank in the last decade.  And while gold was sold off on Wednesday as well as early Thursday morning in New York, markets in Shanghai have not followed the same path as those in London and the Comex.

In fact with the London AM Fix coming out just a few hours ago, the price spread between the physical and paper markets have now spiked to a record $50 difference.

Shanghai Price Fix


London Price Fix


As mentioned earlier this week in another article, the divergence in official prices are also being expanded by record amounts of premiums placed upon gold by the market makers in China.  In fact, according to analyst and statistician Dr. Jim Willie, the premiums necessary to purchase large quantities of gold have forced prices right now to exceed $2000 per ounce in the physical markets.

As the dollar continues to strengthen the price of gold in nearly all other currencies and markets will continue to rise, and in some cases break through record levels.  And what we are seeing right now in the price of gold out of both London and the Comex is not indicative of the record demand being created all across the world which is the primary basis between the spreads in price we are seeing between the London fix and the one coming out of Shanghai.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Gold spread between London and Shanghai now $36 as premiums in India and China reach 50% over price

The gold price spread between the London paper markets and the Shanghai physical markets continues to climb as the divergence between China's PM fix and London's AM fix reached $36 on Dec. 13.

Shanghai Gold Fix

London Gold Fix

Yet these prices are not truly indicative of what is really going on in the physical markets since the bullion banks crushed down the spot price following the election of Donald Trump back on Nov. 8.  This is because geo-political and economic events in both India and China have caused demand to surge immensely over the past month, and dealers and jewelers in both countries are incorporating premiums sometimes as high as 50% over the designated price.

Last week saw news of reported gold import curbs in China (and looming capital controls) has sent gold premiums in China near three-year highs amid limited supply of the precious metal (as Reuters reports)... 
The import curbs may be part of China's efforts to limit outflows of the yuan after the currency's slide to its weakest in more than eight years, traders say. China allows only 15 banks to import gold, including three foreign lenders. 
"There is severe restriction on the banks' quota to import gold into China. Each one of them have to justify their need," a Hong Kong-based banker said. 
Gold was sold in China at about $24 an ounce above the international spot benchmark this week. Premiums went as high as $30 last week, the most since January 2014, according to Thomson Reuters data. - Zerohedge
Over in India the shortages and demand are much more extreme, with premiums skyrocketing as government officials threaten consumers and dealers with cuts to imports, and even outright confiscation.
In November the country's gold imports jumped to around 100 tonnes, the highest in 11 months. 
Jewellers and bullion dealers are deferring purchases and gold imports in December could fall to 30 tonnes, down from 107 tones in the same month a year ago, said a Mumbai-based dealer. 
It is estimated that one-third of India's annual demand of around 800 tonnes is paid for in "black money" - the local term for untaxed funds held in cash by citizens that do not appear in any official accounts. 
And this has sparked a surge in physical demand (amid limited supply concerns)... (as Reuters reports) 
There have also been reports of people rushing to buy gold by paying as much as a 50 percent premium above official prices using their unaccounted money to skirt the note ban.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Demand for gold in the U.S., China, and India on fire as lack of trust in currencies signal a new coming crisis

In just the past month, and especially since the Nov. 8 Presidential election, the demand for gold throughout the world has increased at a rapid pace.

We have already documented the intense scramble for gold in India over the past three weeks as Prime Minister Modi began implementing the banning of some cash, and the institution of capital controls. But even with the selling off of gold in the Western paper markets that has seen the spot price drop by more than $200 in the past four weeks, it has done nothing to effect the physical gold markets where premiums have spiked to three year highs, and where a record number of U.S. gold eagles have been sold just in November by the U.S. Mint.


Graphic courtesy of SRS Rocco Report
Investment demand for Gold Eagles surged during the last day in November pushing sales to a new monthly record.  Not only did Gold Eagle sales for November reach a new record high for the year, it surpassed sales during the same month last year by 52%. 
It seems as if investors are once again taking advantage of lower gold prices.  I had planned to publish the article on Wednesday (last day of the month) showing that November sales hit a new record high, but the U.S. Mint updated their figures yesterday reporting another 20,000 Gold Eagles oz were sold on the 30th. 
So, as of Nov 29th, the U.S. Mint Gold Eagle sales reached a new high for the year of 127,500 oz.  Then they sold another stunning 20,000 oz in one day for a total of 147,500 Gold Eagle oz for November: - SRS Rocco Report
Over in China the process to exchange dollars for gold has shifted into high gear as the country that runs the world's largest physical gold market dumped hundreds of billions of dollars worth of Treasury reserves and used them to import nearly 1,000 tons of gold in just in the last quarter.  And premiums at the Shanghai Gold Exchange have soared to well over $30 per ounce as seen by the spread enacted between the Shanghai and London AM/PM price fixes.

While paper gold traders can't seem to dump the precious metal fast enough, physical gold demand is soaring around the world. India retail premiums are spiking (amid demonetization), local China premiums soar to a 3-year-high (as capital controls loom), and coin sales from the US Mint have risen for the 4th straight month, accelerating post-election to the highest since July 2015 since Trump's victory at the election. 
Following the initial panic-buying across India after Modi's demonetization effort shook the nation's faith in fiat currency (sending local gold premiums soaring), news of reported gold import curbs in China (and looming capital controls) has sent gold premiums in China near three-year highs amid limited supply of the precious metal (as Reuters reports)... 
The import curbs may be part of China's efforts to limit outflows of the yuan after the currency's slide to its weakest in more than eight years, traders say. China allows only 15 banks to import gold, including three foreign lenders. 
"There is severe restriction on the banks' quota to import gold into China. Each one of them have to justify their need," a Hong Kong-based banker said.
Gold was sold in China at about $24 an ounce above the international spot benchmark this week. Premiums went as high as $30 last week, the most since January 2014, according to Thomson Reuters data. - Zerohedge
When a market or sovereign government manipulates the price of a commodity, security, or equity contrary to the demand of that asset, the end result is always the same... a run on those assets similar to the way a populace would rush to clean out a grocery store in the advent of a natural disaster.  And as nearly all global currencies start to be rejected by their people in lieu of this year's concerted efforts to ban or restrict the use of cash, the worldwide run on gold appears now to be in full swing, and only 1% of the global population is aware of it.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The difference between London paper price and Shanghai physical price now expanded to $32

As the dollar continues to stay above 101 on the index, the spot price of gold continues to get crushed in the Western paper markets.  In fact, ever since Nov. 9 when Donald Trump was declared to become the next President of the United States, gold has fallen over $200 despite increased demand in places like India, Russia, and Vietnam.

But starting back in April, London was no longer the only entity setting a daily price 'fix' for gold as the Shanghai Gold Exchange officially began its own price fix earlier this year to manage the trading of the precious metal during periods when both Europe and the U.S. were closed.

And for the rest of spring and well into summer, the spread between the two markets stayed relatively the same, with the London fix and the Shanghai fix only diverging by perhaps a dollar or two on any given day.  But over the past three weeks this has now changed as the spread between the Western paper market and the Eastern physical one has climbed to a massive $32 difference in the fix price.




Shanghai PM Gold Fix - Dec. 1, 2016


London AM Gold Fix - Dec. 1, 2016


As you can see from the price, the spread has now reached just under $32 per ounce difference.

If the spread continues to widen even further then it will open up two potentially lethal events for the LBMA and the COMEX.  First, it will cause miners who normally sell their gold production through these commodity exchanges to instead find it much more profitable to ship their metal to China and sell it on the SGE.  And secondly, the potential for a massive arbitrage will come into play where one or more big investors will buy up all the gold futures contracts and demand physical delivery at the lower paper price, which they will then sell their gold over in China and pocket the difference as profit.

For decades now the Western gold futures markets have been a vehicle in which central banks and the U.S. Treasury have manipulated gold prices in a scheme used to protect the dollar, especially during this era of massive money printing and zero percent interest rates.  But now that China has taken over as the world's largest physical gold market, more and more they are coming to set their own price for the metal, and it should not be too long before they officially wrest that authority away from both London and New York.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Spread between London paper gold price and Shanghai physical price now at $15

Over the past 35 days the spread between the daily AM and PM gold price fixes set in London and in Shanghai have steadily moved apart as the physical markets in China break away from the prices set in the Western paper markets.

Back in late October we began to see the difference in price grow to around $5, with the spread then moving to a difference of $7 just two weeks later.  But with the London and Comex paper markets crushing the paper spot price back under $1200 per ounce since the Presidential elections on Nov. 8, the physical markets in Shanghai have not seen fit to accept these prices based on the actual rising demand in their own exchanges, and are reflecting it in price as the spread on Nov. 25 is now a whopping $15 difference.

The gold premium on the Shanghai Gold Exchange soared as high as $30 Thursday before easing back to a still historically high level of around $15 on Friday, reports MKS (Switzerland) S.A. On Thursday, the “feature of the day was the SGE premium, which rose to an amazing $30 over the loco London gold price, the loftiest levels seen since 2013,” says Sam Laughlin, precious-metals trader with MKS. “The difference between then and now, however, is now the high premium seems to be more a factor of a supply shortage in mainland China as opposed to outright demand. As a result, despite the high premiums this week, the turnover has not been anything enormous.” The premium fell by roughly half on Friday, he continues. “While still elevated, we did some fatigue creeping into the Shanghai premium today, 'easing' to around $15 relative to loco London gold.” - Kitco
London Gold Fix, November 25, 2016

Shanghai Gold Exchange Gold Fix, November 25, 2016

As central and bullion banks in the West continue to beat down the price of gold in their paper derivative markets, the spread between the Asian physical and Western paper gold prices will continue to widen.  And at a certain point, producers of gold will find it much more profitable to simply ship their metals directly to China rather than to continue to supply the Comex or LBMA, who's manipulation of the spot price using 100's of naked short contracts no longer reflects the true price of the precious metal.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Shanghai Gold Exchange expands reach into Dubai as the DGCX will now use Yuan benchmark instead of London or Comex

On Oct. 31 China's Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) signed an agreement with the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange to begin using their Yuan denominated price benchmark instead of the long-standing London and New York gold fix price.

In addition, this new agreement is just the first that the SGE is undertaking with commodity exchanges around the globe as the world's largest physical gold market begins to takeover pricing of metals in more markets.

SGE, world largest physical bullion exchange, says in other talks about similar cooperation 
Shanghai Gold Exchange and Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange signed an agreement on Friday in Shanghai which makes the DGCX the first foreign exchange to use the SGE's renminbi-denominated gold benchmark. 
The SGE is in talks with other exchanges about similar cooperation, according to an SGE circular. 
SGE is the world's largest physical bullion exchange. The renminbi-denominated gold benchmark, also known as Shanghai Gold was launched in April this year. It is one of China's efforts to earn more say over pricing of the precious metal and increase its influence in the global gold market. 
China is among the world's largest producers, consumers and importers of gold, and it deserves pricing power that matches its position. It should have more say in an industry long dominated by London, which sets global spot prices, said analysts. - China Daily

Monday, October 17, 2016

China's Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) initiates next step towards being a part in setting global gold prices

On Oct. 17 China's Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) announced they will be collaborating with other global markets to allow gold pricing in Yuan to be part of the price set for derivative contracts.

In his announcement on Monday, SGE Chairman Jiao Jinpu sought to initiate the next step for China to play a large role in setting the price for the precious metal that has long been under the control of London for more than a century.

Shanghai Gold Exchange Chairman Jiao Jinpu said on Monday that the bourse will collaborate with foreign exchanges and allow them to use its yuan-denominated gold price in developing derivatives products.  
"We would collaborate with various exchanges and authorise these external exchanges to start business outside China to use it as basis for development of derivatives products," Jiao told an industry conference through an interpreter.  
Jiao was referring to the Shanghai Gold Exchange's yuan-denominated gold benchmark, which it launched in April in an ambitious move to exert more control over pricing of the metal and influence in the global bullion market. - Economic Times.India Times
In addition to the SGE's goal of being a part of the global gold and derivative price determinations, the Singapore Bullion Market Association also reported on Monday their initiation of a joint study between themselves, the LBMA, and the Intercontinental Exchange Benchmark Association (IBA) on connecting the London gold price mechanism to Asia, where China and Singapore could then have a say in the pricing of precious metals in overnight trading rather than allow bullion banks and investors to hijack the markets when U.S. and European bourses are closed.
The Singapore Bullion Market Association, London Bullion Market Association and Intercontinental Exchange Benchmark Administration (IBA) will launch a joint feasibility study on the development of "LBMA pre-AM gold price at 2 pm Singapore time", Lim Hng Kiang, minister for trade and industry and deputy chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, told an industry conference on Monday. 
The study "is an important first step towards establishing a U.S. dollar price discovery mechanism for gold during Asian business hours," said Lim. "When in place, it will facilitate the timely tracking of Asian demand and allow participants in Asia to settle their trades within the same business day." 
"We hope to make a reputable gold benchmark mechanism in London available to Asian users," the Singapore Bullion Market Association's chief executive, Albert Cheng, told Reuters. - Reuters

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Recent gold take down may be part of a gambit involving China seeking to buy Deutsche Bank's gold derivative book

Last week while China's financial infrastructure was primarily closed for their annual Golden Week holiday, one or more entities slammed the gold price down by dumping billions of dollars worth of contracts on at least three separate occasions.  And without opposing buy pressure from the usual counter-parties in Asia, the price was pushed down from a high of $1317 on Oct. 3 to an inter-day low of $1246 on Friday.

1 Week Gold Prices - Gold Price Chart

However, most of the trades that created the drop of $70 over the course of four days occurred almost instantaneously, with billions in contracts being dumped onto the market in less than a minute each time.

So what was the cause and reason for this attack on the gold price, especially since there was no news or events at all during the week that would spur traders to divest their holdings in such quantities?  Speculation has been rampant in the alternative media, but nothing conclusive as to why...

until now.

On Oct. 6, well known and respected statistician and analyst Dr. Jim Willie gave an interview with Perpetual Assets to discuss the current state of the economy, and in particular events such as Deutsche Bank's insolvency and the recent takedown in gold.  And during his over two hour interview, Dr. Willie laid out a scenario regarding China's desire to buy Deutsche Bank's gold derivative book, and the pressure put on the German bank by London and the U.S. to counter the move by forcing them to sell their contracts onto the market, even at a loss.
Dr, Jim Willie: What is Deutsche Bank's biggest problem right now, outside the law? 
Will Lehr:  Their derivatives book? 
JW: It's cash.  I don't mean where they are in trouble, but rather what is their challenge.  Cash.  They are having liquidity nightmares.
So what I am hearing is that the Chinese are coming forward, and remember they are off all week for some holiday, and that's one reason that gold got slammed.  But the Chinese have offered cash... I've heard they've offered something on the order of $100 billion.   
And I go WHAT?  Just for Deutsche Bank?  And my source said no, no no, they aren't interested in the whole bank... they are interested in their gold derivatives book. 
Because what we're hearing in the buzz among bankers... you know, New York, London, and European centers is that indeed China is looking to buy their gold derivative book, and the word has it that the derivative book involves more gold than is in the Comex.   
More than what's traded in the Comex in a year. 
It's bigger than the Comex by an order of magnitude. 
Ok, so Deutsche Bank is interested in the Chinese deal, but what they're experiencing from what I'm hearing, is that the Deutsche Bank officials are being forced by London and Wall Street, to dump their derivative book.  And I don't know if it's at a loss, and I have the feeling the Wall Street and Londoners don't care whether it's at a loss, they just want this derivative book to slowly be dissolved and sold off so that the Chinese don't get it.
Fast forward to 31:20 in the video below to hear the entire story behind the Chinese gambit, and the pressure by the Western gold consortium to force Deutsche Bank to dump their derivatives onto the market to keep it out of China's hands.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

London dumps 1,000 tons worth of gold contracts on Oct. 4 to allow pre-Brexit shorts to cover before price explosion

On Oct. 4 gold fell by more than $40, and nearly $100 over the past few days as the Chinese holiday provided the perfect environment for London to dump 1,000 tons of gold contracts onto the market to drive down the price.

According to long-time gold analyst Andrew Maguire, the London gold cartel facilitated a massive shorting of gold futures contracts to drop the price back down to pre-Brexit levels so that bullion banks and other insiders could cover their short positions still open after gold spiked $100 back on June 24.

Eric King:  “Andrew, we’re seeing a massive takedown in the gold and silver markets today along with the shares, what’s really happening here?  What is really taking place?” 
Andrew Maguire:  “Close to a staggering 1,000 tonnes of paper gold has been rinsed out in the paper gold markets today…. 
Andrew Maguire continues:  “That’s just below the targeted 100-day moving average that was taken out earlier today.  Before this is finished today, this will exceed over a shocking 1,000 tonnes of paper gold that will have been rinsed. 
This takedown is a complete joke, and the wholesale market is all over (on the buy side of) this paper takedown.  This is a desperate effort by Western officials to cover massive offside pre-Brexit over-the-counter short positions put on by their agent bullion banks near the $1,275 level. - King World News
Each year approximately 2500 tons of gold are produced, making this paper contract dump equivalent to 40% of the world's entire gold production for 2016.

With the European banking system standing on the precipice of another liquidity crisis, and the Chinese beginning their new paradigm as a member of the IMF's SDR global currency, expectations of gold skyrocketing upward in the coming weeks or months left the bullion banks with little choice but to try to pull off a massive manipulation play to cover their several billion dollar short position that had left them vulnerable when they had bet against a Brexit vote.  And when China comes back online after their holiday ends this weekend, expect the price to climb back up over $1300 as it regains all its losses imposed upon it from yesterday's gambit.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Anti-Wall Street group seeks to create a new transparent gold exchange using blockchain technologies

In his now famous book, Flash Boys, author Michael Lewis took real Wall Street individuals and fictionalized them to paint a picture of just how manipulated the paper trading markets really are,

Now those who were represented in Lewis's book are seeking to go head to head against the fraudulent banks and exchanges by creating a new gold exchange that would run with full transparency, and use blockchain technology to accomplish this.

IEX Group, which rose to prominence with its bid to shake up stock trading in the United States, now aims to do the same in the more than $5 trillion-a-year gold market with a new exchange being created by its spinoff TradeWind Markets, a board member of the new venture said on Tuesday. 
The protagonists of Michael Lewis's book, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," are planning a gold exchange that would use elements of blockchain technology to improve transparency and the clearing and settling of trades, said Matt Harris, a managing director at Bain Capital Ventures. Bain has an investment in IEX. 
Blockchain is a tamper-proof shared ledger that can automatically process and settle transactions using computer algorithms. 
TradeWind Markets began as an internal project of IEX and was spun off as a separate firm earlier this year. In June, the startup raised $9 million, according to a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. A person familiar with the operation who asked not to be identified because the plans are not public, said the funding came from IEX and Sprott Inc, a Canada-based investment firm that manages physical bullion funds. A lack of transparency is one of the problems that makes the gold market ripe for change, said Harris, who is on TradeWind's board. - Reuters
The introduction of the Shanghai Gold Exchange in Chain last year changed the game for physical gold trading, and created a crack in the long-standing Western control over the gold price.  And with the advent of a new and trusted gold exchange being built that would be outside the controls of the banks that run them now, and functioning on blockchain technology, it could cause miners, refiners, and producers to move away from contracts and delivery with London and the Comex and instead sell metals directly on this new exchange, allowing prices to rise and fall according to the free market, not price manipulations.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

China's gold market may be making move on Comex as prices in Asian market go higher than London spot

The one big fear that both London and the U.S. Comex have in their long-standing control over the world's gold price may soon be coming to pass as prices at the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) are climbing higher than the London fix, opening the markets up to a potential arbitrage that could wipe out the West's supply of the precious metal.

On Sept. 1, the day that China began selling M SDR bonds on the open market, the price of gold at the SGE opened $9 above the London fix price, making it more profitable for both miners and sellers to participate in the Chinese market over both London and New York.

Shanghai morning fix (10:15 pm est last night) 
$1319.72   (price in NY on access at the exact same time:  $1310.94) 
Shanghai afternoon fix:  2: 15 am est (second fix/early this morning) 
$1315.99    (New York price at the same time: $1313.30) 
The two London fixes:
Aug 31 2016 am:$1314.45  (2 am est)
pm:$1309.25 (10 am est) 
Take a look at the Shanghai fix.  Their early morning fix (our late at night time zone) saw the fix at $1319.72.  The exact NY price at the time was 1310.94 for a difference of almost 9 dollars. 
The second fix has:  Shanghai at 1315.99 with NY at 1313.30 an the exact same time/the London fix came in at 1314.45 with timing 15 minutes later 
It seems that Shanghai pricing is higher than the other  two , (NY and London). The spread has been occurring on a regular basis and thus I expect to see arbitrage happening as investors buy the lower priced NY gold and sell to China at the higher price. This should drain the comex. - Silver Doctors

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Libya sues Goldman Sachs for using hookers as bribes to mislead the sovereign fund in 2008

Bankers involved with hookers, drugs, and bribes?  Nah, that would never happen.. but the sovereign investment fund for Libya’s national government begs to differ as they announced on June 14 that it indeed happened, and they are taking the Goldman Sachs to court for using these types of bribes to secure risky contracts that were lost during the fallout of the 2008 Credit Crash.
Libya’s national investment fund is seeking restitution for $1.2 billion it says was lost through investments made by Goldman Sachs, who put the money in toxic and risky investments which completely deteriorated when the global financial system collapsed eight years ago.
Hang-a-Banker

Monday, May 16, 2016

China preparing takeover of physical gold markets through purchases of London gold vaults

A few years ago, China acquired the largest gold vault outside of Fort Knox when they purchased J.P. Morgan's former headquarters directly across from the New York Federal Reserve building.  And with that purchase came the underground vault and tunnel that was shared between the two banks.

And now in 2016, China is preparing for the eventual takeover of the Western physical gold markets through purchases of two new vaults, which are located in the City of London.

We thought that ICBC would be content with its purchase of one of London's biggest vaults but that appears to not have been the case. Earlier today, ICBC Standard Bank reported that it was also buying Barclays' London precious metals vault, giving the Chinese bank the capacity to store gold worth more than US$80bn in the secret location.
The vault, which can store 2,000 tons of gold and other precious metals such as silver, platinum, palladium, was opened by Barclays in 2012 and took more than a year to build. The location of the vault is secret, but the lender has said it’s within the M25 road that orbits London. 
"This is an exciting acquisition for the Bank. This enables us to better execute on our strategy to become one of the largest Chinese banks in the precious metals market,” Mark Buncombe, head of commodities at ICBC Standard Bank, said in the statement. "The acquisition of a precious metals vault allows us to expand our services in clearing and processing." 
Barclays' decision to exit the business comes as U.S. and European Union regulators investigate whether at least 10 banks, including Barclays, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Deutsche Bank AG -- manipulated prices of precious metals such as silver and gold. - Zerohedge

Monday, May 9, 2016

London gold market a ticking time bomb as they have zero gold to backstop $200 billion in daily traded contracts

When central banks embarked on their course of zero interest rates and quantitative easing programs five years ago, the biggest threat to their schemes was if the public ever lost confidence in their power to devalue their currencies.  And the one key financial element that would be the catalyst for destroying that confidence was the gold price.

So to ensure that central banks could perpetually continue a money printing ponzi scheme, they had to also embark on a program of gold price suppression.  And they did this with a two-fold process.

1.  Lease (sell) gold on the markets to help suppress prices.
2.  Naked short the futures market (which currently determines the daily price) with hundreds of thousands of contracts.

The result of course is that it created a lack of confidence in the gold markets, because buyers were less willing to invest in this commodity/money if they knew that prices would be manipulated downward in a concerted effort by the Comex, the bullion banks, the Fed, and the regulators.

But as with all ponzi schemes, it only takes one slip up to blow the whole thing wide open.  And with a growing understanding that the banks have little or no gold at all to backstop what is a $200 billion per day paper market, the clock is ticking on a massive time bomb that only needs a small push to blow the scheme wide open, and free gold to fair price discoveries once and for all.

Intuitively, we think that central banks might have lent/leased gold to maintain the status quo and mask what is technically a default. However, rather than being used to provide temporary liquidity, it is possible that loans/leases are being rolled. This is not sustainable and implies dual ownership claims.
Going forward, the market is vulnerable to several trends in physical gold trading patterns: 
  • Since 2009, central banks have switched from net sellers to net buyers ;
  • The extraordinary strength in Chinese gold demand as indicated by withdrawals of bul-lion on the Shanghai Gold Exchange, e.g. an astonishing 2,597 tonnes, or more than 80% of all of the gold mined worldwide, in 2015;
  • The rebound in gold held by London-based gold ETFs, which has been increasing since January 2016, as western investors dip their toes back into physical gold; and
  • Net gold exports by the UK - mainly to support strong Asian (especially Chinese) demand - which have been a feature of the market since 2013.
But the vulnerability is not confined to current trends in physical bullion.
If there is no gold float, there is nothing supporting more than US$200 Billion of trading every day in unallocated (paper) gold instruments which accounts for more than 95% of gold trading in London. 
The convention of trading unallocated gold has been based on a fractional reserve system. It works as long as gold buyers retain confidence that the banks could deliver physical gold if demanded, but our analysis suggests that they could not.For more than four years, selling of paper gold overwhelmed growing demand for physical gold from the likes of China and central banks (in aggregate). The “gold market” became a chimera as fundamentals were turned upside down. Banks added paper “gold supply” in almost elastic fashion on occasions when western investors increased net gold exposure via paper gold instruments. 
We’ve argued for many years that a breakdown and bifurcation in the gold market between physical and paper gold substitutes would be necessary for accurate price discovery of physical gold bullion. The lead article in the January 2016 edition of the LBMA’s quarterly magazine was titled “Wholesale Physical Markets are Broken”, which might be confirmation that this process is reaching an advanced stage. - Zerohedge

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Former U.S. Asst. Treasury Secretary says gold will go to $5000 and beyond when manipulation ends

Former Assistance Secretary of the Treasury Dr. Paul Craig Roberts spoke with Eric King of King World News on May 6, and reiterated his long-standing belief that the economy is and has been far worse off than the manipulated economic data is showing.  And that this manipulation goes well into the realm of gold suppression, where if bullion banks working in league with the Federal Reserve were to end their manipulation of gold, the price would explode to $5000 per ounce or higher.


Dr. Paul Craig Roberts:  “It’s entirely possible that if the Fed was not manipulating bullion prices, and if people realized the dire straits of the situation — that the Fed has created something like $4 trillion during a period in which the U.S. real GDP did not grow commensurately, such that the dollar is essentially devalued — then more people would want to own gold.  
And if the price wasn’t sat on by the bullion banks, then the gold price would explode.  It could go to $5,000.  The price of gold could go beyond $5,000… - King World News
It is this price suppression for gold that has led China to open the world's largest physical gold market, and implement their own new pricing mechanism just three weeks ago.  And when London and the Comex soon prove out that they have no gold to backstop their paper contracts which are the backstop for price determination in the West, gold will be released to seek its true market value, and skyrocket out from under a manipulation that would have already seen its price well above $3000 - $5000 since 2011.