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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Analysts believe gold demand will continue higher as price expects to hit $1400 by end of year following pullback

The recent pullback, or slam down in the gold price over the past two weeks has done little to stop the demand for gold... as seen by the huge buying of physical metal, as well as ETF paper in the period following gold going down to $1260 from $1330.  And many analysts concur that the manipulated smash in the gold spot price will only continue to fuel this demand, and bring the price to over $1400 before the end of the year.

Gold prices are on the move again, settling at $1,260 per ounce at market close on Monday, according to Apmex. 
That's after gold prices fell 5% last week, the largest decline in the metal of Midas since 2013. "Gold prices are quite appealing after the recent correction," notes Richard Xu, portfolio manager at China-based HuaAn Gold. "In China, what we see today is that there is some demand to buy gold following its dip." 
Former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul concurred with that assessment in an appearance on CNBC last week. A healthy economy "will be fundamentally good for gold," Paul said. 
Paul says that an ongoing low-interest rate policy by the Federal Reserve will boost gold prices and that the volatile U.S. presidential race, no matter which candidate emerges victorious, won't substantially impact precious metal prices. - The Street

Monday, May 30, 2016

Canadian mint sales of gold up 20% in Q1 while U.S. buyers of Comex gold contracts soar at record pace

For those obsessed with the current slam downward in gold prices, realize that this is a short-term paper driven anomaly by the U.S. central bank to protect the dollar from falling below 92 on the currency index.  And the primary reason to feel decent despite the $100 drop in the price is because demand continues to soar at record levels in both the physical and paper markets.

On May 28, the Canadian Mint released their sales numbers for gold maple leaf coins and for the quarter of 2016, purchases were up nearly 20% from the same quarter in 2015.

The Royal Canadian Mint Sold 212,600 Ounces of Gold in the First Quarter of 2016.
First quarter 2016 Canadian Mint gold sales rose 18.7% year over year in Q1 2016 from 179,100 ounces sold in the same quarter in 2015. First quarter 2016 gold sales put the Royal Canadian Mint on Track to sell One Milion ounces in 2016. 
The Royal Canadian Mint released its first quarter 2016 report this week. 
The report showed that Royal Canadian Mint first quarter 2016 gold sales increased 18.7% year over year from the first quarter of 2015. (212,600 ounces vs. 179,100 ounces) - SGT Report
Additionally, there was an interesting and historic anomaly last week in the Commitment of Traders (COT) report that shows open interest on the U.S. Comex market.  In it, speculators were leaving the gold futures market while at the same time the number of commercial traders going long in the metal did so at the fastest rate in the report's history.
Summary 
Speculative traders abandoned gold positions at a tremendous rate over the past week. 
While speculative bulls were dropping their gold contracts, larger commercial traders were buying up gold long contracts at the fastest rate in the report's history. 
While we have been bearish on gold for the past few weeks, we now think it is a good time for investors to start re-establishing gold positions. 
In the latest Commitment of Traders report (COT), we saw something very unusual happen but it wasn't on the speculative side. Speculative traders did what we expected them to do with the price downturn - longs sold hand over fists while shorts increased their own positions. But what was unusual was that Commercial traders (the big buyers of gold) increased their positions by the largest weekly amount in the history of the new COT report. - Seeking Alpha

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

Friday, December 11, 2015

Got Karatbars? China announces that in April they will open gold market to new Yuan benchmark

Back in June, China intimated that they were getting prepared to open a new gold exchange that would be benchmarked in Yuan versus the current system that is denominated in dollars.  And while many gold and silver holders were hoping it would come online this month at the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE), officials on Dec. 10 announced that the platform has been moved out until April of 2016 where it would be open to both Chinese and foreign banks for physical exchange of gold, denominated in Yuan, and at a new price.
SINGAPORE: China has delayed the launch of its yuan-denominated gold benchmark on the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) to next year, two sources familiar with the matter said. 
The yuan price fix would mark one of China's biggest steps so far towards capitalising on its position as the world's top producer and consumer of gold. State-run SGE had initially planned to launch the benchmark by the end of this year but it will now be launched in April. 
The reason for the delay was not immediately clear. The exchange was without a chairman for nearly six months, before it named a central bank official as the head of the bourse in late October. 
"It will start in April with Chinese banks and some foreign banks," said a source with a local bank that imports gold. "Jewellers, miners and banks could use this price as a benchmark." - Economic Time.India Times

The significance of China establishing a physical gold price is that it would become the only real physical market remaining in the global market system.  For the past two and a half years, the current benchmark in London and New York has refrained from any physical deliveries, and is simply acting as a derivatives market, and a conduit to protect the dollar by smashing down gold prices with naked short contracts.

However China is not the only nation seeking to wrest long-standing financial mechanisms away from the U.S. as Russia on Dec. 10 announced they were going to create a new oil market system that will compete directly with BRENT and WTI, and allow their oil to be sold in currencies outside the dollar.

The coming new global financial system that will replace Bretton Woods and dollar hegemony is accelerating at a rapid pace, and will inevitably be backed by a gold based trade note or currency.  And these are the final days for people to get out of their dollars and paper assets and get into physical gold before the ongoing shortages make it impossible to prepare yourself for what will evolve.

Ie... who was prepared in 2008 when the stock market crashed, the Great Recession occurred, and when foreclosures manifested for millions of Americans?

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The global financial system, along with dozens of respected economists, are telling us that now is the time for the end of our current form of money, and the beginning of the transition into a new monetary system that is expected to be backed by gold.  And with banks, governments, and even Harvard professors mandating that central banks have no choice but to eliminate cash from usage by the people to stave off collapse, will you wait until it is too late to make a decision on how you will protect your wealth, and be able to function within the coming new monetary system?

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Physical silver purchases hit new record as paper price continues slide

According to the U.S. Mint, March sales of Silver Eagle one ounce coins set a new record at the same time paper spot prices for silver fell by more than $2.50 over the past 60 days.
In fact, the rise in gold and silver prices had been the second largest gainer in the overall market until deflation, slowdowns in China and other BRICS economies, and a Federal Reserve taper announcement began a sharp decline from a 19% gain in the first few months of 2014.
According to the recent update by the U.S. Mint, Silver Eagle sales hit a new record in March.  Sales of the U.S. Silver Eagle reached 4,476,000 at the end of the week.  Even though this surpassed the amount sold last year by over one million, the U.S. mint still has one final update to take place on Monday, March 31st.


Read more on this article here...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Silver now in backwardation as paper and physical prices much different

Wall Street always wants people to focus on the paper products they sell, and in doing so, try to establish false prices for commodities such as gold and silver.

Fortunately, those who own physical metals are usually not fooled when the paper prices fall, or rise based on rumors and manipulation.  This can be expressed in no better terms than backwardation.

Take for example Eric Sprotts PSLV etf which is truly backed 100% with physical silver.  Even as the futures price at the CME and NY markets have fallen some 30%, the premium for the actual physical silver has JUMPED 30% to equate the actual price value vs the paper price.

...one can either try to procure gold and silver at a retail merchant, or one can look to the premium of a dedicated physical ETF over spot. Such as Eric Sprott's PSLV which as of today is trading at an all time high premium of 30%! In other words, someone is willing to pay up to 30% over spot for the right to be closer to the physical metal than merely have a paper claim on a paper claim (pre hyper rehypothecation and what not). - Zerohedge

Courtesy of Zerohedge

So always check and double check the claims of price falls on silver and gold, especially if you hold the physical metal.  Supply and demand rule the actual price much more than bank determination to prop up the fiat dollar, and keep the people in the dark on the metals true value

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Jim Willie: The disconnect between paper and physical gold is underway

As many gold bugs sweat a little these days with the pullback in gold prices, and talking head analysts on CNBC and Bloomberg pounce on the drop in prices as if their several years of being wrong on gold is somehow now validated, professional metals analyst Jim Willie has a few things to say about the market.

Divergence between paper gold and physical gold price is happening, the process begun. Actual physical shortages have kept the price up. The naked shorting of futures has kept the paper price down. The fraud cases and lawsuits, with no hint of prosecution, provide the levered force to create much wider divergence, as traders and entire firms depart the tainted crime scene that is the COMEX. Trust has vanished along with private accounts. At the center of the backdrop for the divergence, apart from the criminal events, is the economic deterioration and asset market downdraft. It leads to margin calls, loan payment obligations, fading investor confidence, negative sentiment, and a desire to avoid loss. Hence the huge liquidity concerns, selling of good assets that command a strong price, and central bank encouragement of gold sales even with lease. - IB Times

As we head into 2012, all indicators point to a deflationary period, and an inevitable massive bailout of both Euorpean and US banks through central bank monetization.  For holders of physical gold, they know that nothing goes in a straight line up, and pullbacks are healthy.  When they finally consolidate, and the paper markets become a desert wasteland of HFT trading, the real prices will go back to the physical markets, and in them, supply and demand will be king.

Monday, November 7, 2011

CME may have saved some MF Global investors but not all are immune to margin calls

The CME's Friday night, and later Saturday clarification of margin limits to MF Global accounts that were transferred to them after the primary dealer folded may have helped save some account holders who were transferred over to their institution, but it appears the other investors weren't so lucky.  Account holders who were summarily transferred to entities such as RJ O'Brien, are being forced into a margin call because of the lack of equity MF Global sent out for their customers to cover their accounts.

If you are a former MF Global account and you have your account transferred over to RJ O'Brien, or many others, you will have no choice but to fork out a bunch of cash to keep positions on, according to a statement awaiting all such accounts on the RJO website, or else be next in line for broad liquidations. To wit: "Former MF Global customers transferred to R.J. O’Brien were delivered with approximately 75% of the maintenance margin requirement related to their accounts. As a result, every former MF Global account faces a margin call. No excess equity was transferred." - Zerohedge
it is truly coming down to the point where paper investments not only aren't worth the paper they are printed on, but even holding it can end up costing you more than your investment.