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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Silver demand in 2016 was greater than supply as production output declined for first time since 2002

For those individuals who have been fretting over why silver prices have been depressed for so long, the answer is not because of oversupply.  In fact, for the first time in 14 years silver production declined in 2016, and demand for the metal was actually higher than supplies.

No the primary reason that silver has not soared higher despite the fact that it is both an industrial metal as well as a monetary metal, is because of the vast manipulation in the futures and derivatives markets which are used by the banks to protect sovereign currencies from being exposed by the metals.

Last week, the Silver Institute and the research team from GFMS at Thomson Reuters said that silver mine production declined in 2016 for the first time since 2002.  The gap between supply and demand also turned negative with 1,007.1 million ounces of supply and 1,027.8 million ounces of demand, creating a 20.7 million-ounce deficit, which puts upward pressure on silver prices.  The largest five silver producers, in order, last year were Mexico, Peru, China, Chile and Russia.  On the demand side, industrial fabrication made up over half (55%) of the demand - 562 million ounces. Jewelry was a distant second at 207 million ounces (20%), while coins and bars accounted for another 206.8 million ounces (20%).  The final 52 million ounces (5%) of demand came primarily from silverware and other decorative uses. 
Unlike gold, silver is an industrial metal as well as a precious and decorative metal, so the new industrial applications for silver provide the biggest boost in the demand curve.  Last year, for instance, demand for silver in photovoltaic applications rose 34% to over 76 million ounces, driven mostly by a 49% increase in solar panel installations last year.  At one time, investors feared what would happen to silver when the photographic process no longer demanded so much silver, but technology always moves forward, not backward, so these new industrial applications of silver have taken the place of photographic demand. - Townhall

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cracks in the West's control over gold pricing widen as banks flee the LBMA out of fear they have no more gold

The London gold price benchmark has been a fixture in the global markets for well over 100 years, but several key events over the past few have put it and the LBMA's control over determining the price of precious metals at risk.

And this breakdown appears to be accelerating as in the past two months, four banks have left the coalition that determines the twice daily price, the entity that facilitated the benchmark auctions broke their contract with the LBMA two years early, and rumors that the exchange may be virtually out of gold are getting stronger every day.

London's gold benchmark experienced large, unpredictable fluctuations after some banks left the auction that sets the price relied upon by the $5 trillion-a-year bullion market, according to a Reuters analysis of trading data. 
The benchmark is meant to be a fair and accurate daily snapshot of the fast-moving "spot" market and is used by gold producers and consumers around the world to price contracts. 
Its level is set by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Gold Price auction, which sees big banks and brokers electronically input their trading orders, with an algorithm matching buyers to sellers and setting the price. 
But trading volumes fell sharply after April 10, when four of the 14 participating banks and brokers stopped taking part after the auction's administrator, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), introduced a requirement to clear that meant participants had to modify their own IT systems and procedures. - Reuters
Information on the lack of physical gold backstopping the LBMA
Other than the paltry 5-7 tonnes of physical transacted on a big day in London, there is zero physical for sale of any size at current prices. However, there is strong physical buying, and competing central banks and sovereigns have learned to game the paper markets and are locking in spot gold and seeking delivery. This cannot last long. - King World News
This lack of supply coupled with a large number of bullion banks leaving the LBMA are in large part why we saw the historic and unprecedented beatdown of gold and silver prices starting in late April and commencing through the middle of May.  It is their recognition that the entire process could collapse because the curtain is being thrown open to the market's ponzi scheme that these banks desperately needed to cover their massive naked short contracts before revelations of zero liquidity cause the price to skyrocket in the future.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Silver mint sales skyrocket this week as gold to silver ratio remains at 70/1

There has been much discussion over the past 30-45 days of the decline in the purchasing of gold and silver bullion from the U.S. Mint.  And there are many factors that could be driving this decline in demand which include institutions going full bore into stocks (as we saw with the Dow going from 20,000 to 21,000 in record time), and also the fact that retail consumers are desperately out of money to buy non-necessity items.

But something interesting happened on Monday which may be showing that the past month's declines in silver buying was perhaps just a blip on the radar as reported sales on Monday, March 21 were alone more than three times the total amount of Mint silver sales from the previous week.

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Silver at just $17.50 per ounce remains about 1/ 70th of the price of gold at $1,230/oz today. This gold silver ratio of 70.3 continues to drive silver ‘stackers,’ value investors and those seeking a better return than gold to accumulate silver at what are seen at these still relatively cheap levels. 
This is seen in continuing robust demand for the very popular silver bullion coin this week. The U.S. Mint sold 715,000 of Silver Eagles ( 1 oz) this week, to bring the year to date sales totals for 2017 to a robust - 7,557,500 Silver Eagle coins. 
We have seen very robust demand for silver again this year, especially from clients in the UK and Ireland buying silver bullion coins (now VAT free) such as Silver Eagles. We are seeing even greater demand for Silver Maples and Silver Philharmonics. - Silverseek
US Mint Bullion Coin Sales (Number of coins)
Monday SalesLast WeekFeb SalesMar Sales2017 Sales
Silver Eagles
(1 oz)
715,000220,0001,215,0001,215,0007,557,500
Gold Eagles
(1 oz)
4,0002,50021,00010,000117,500
Gold Buffalos
(1 oz)
1,5002,50015,0004,50051,500

Friday, January 13, 2017

When the bond market crashes if just 1% of that money went into precious metals it would empty world supply

A few days ago, the market designated 'Bond King' spoke at an annual economic forum in Chicago and laid out a scenario that if the 10-year Treasury Bond reached and stayed above 2.60%, it would signal the end of the 30+ year bond rally and bring in a bear market that could crash domestic and global bonds around the world.

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If the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note moves above 2.60 percent, a secular bear bond market has begun, investor Bill Gross warned on Tuesday. 
"Watch the 2.6 percent level. Much more important than Dow 20,000. Much more important than $60-a-barrel oil. Much more important that the Dollar/Euro parity at 1.00.   
It is the key to interest rate levels and perhaps stock price levels in 2017," Gross wrote in his latest investment outlook to clients. 
The 10-year Treasury note yield was around 2.37 percent late on Monday. - Reuters
Yet in addition to the benchmark Treasury Bond potentially shifting into a bear market here in 2017, global bonds are running on the opposite end of the curve where nearly $16 trillion worth of them are priced at negative interest.  And back in June Bill Gross warned that this could lead to a consequence far greater than just a bear market, as it could create an environment in which the entire $82.2 trillion global market could collapse outright.
Gross: Global yields lowest in 500 years of recorded history. $10 trillion of neg. rate bonds. This is a supernova that will explode one day.
Thus 2017 has the potential for two real negative scenarios in a market that is much greater than that of the equity markets.  Because in this era of credit based finance, where nations and central banks must continually create new debt to pay for or roll over existing debt that has now reached a level of 325% of the world's annual GDP, any crack in the bond markets could easily lead to a collapse in the sovereign institutions themselves.

So if this year does see a crisis, or even outright collapse in the U.S. or world bond markets as being predicted by more and more analysts, what asset classes are available for investors, governments, central banks, and individuals to move their money into?

Stocks?  For sure, a large portion of money would rush from the bond market into stocks.  But with PE's now well over 20 since the market spike beginning in September of last year, this market is extremely over-valued even right now.

Real Estate?  Indeed, real estate at the high-end commercial and residential levels are still rising in price, but with overall prices back to the same 2006 levels that signaled the end of the first Housing Bubble, there is still too much risk to make it a good replacement.

So what does that leave for people to move tens of trillions of dollars into that would be of minimal risk and would protect their wealth?  The answer of course is gold, silver, and other precious metals.  But with so many purchasers still buying the metals at nearly all levels (central banks, governments, institutions, and individuals) since the 2008 financial crisis, and spikes in buying going on nearly all the time because of financial crises taking place in India, Venezuela, Britain following Brexit, and even China because of their currency woes, it would not take much money at all to completely wipe out the global supplies remaining in the open markets, and drive the price up to levels that might not even show a bid at all.

In other words, make gold and silver priceless.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Despite fall in paper price, gold demand at 5 year high as fears of a supply shortage causing global scramble for the metal

By now most precious metals investors should have realized that the old standard 'spot price' that once dominated gold and silver is on its way out, and acts as little more than a paper value for derivative contracts.  And this can be seen by the price divergence in spreads between the London Fix, and its competition over in China at the Shanghai market.

But until the London/Comex price is gone for good it still controls the buying and selling costs here in the West.  And thanks to the tremendous shorting that has occurred in the paper markets since the Presidential election that took place on Nov. 8, the over $200 drop in price has done little to depress the appetite of gold purchases as the month of November saw the highest amount of buying in the last five years.
Gold demand in November soared to its highest level since the end of 2011 as investors took advantage of a steep drop in prices for the yellow metal following Donald Trump’s win in the U.S. election, according to data from BullionVault released Tuesday. 
The Gold Investor Index, run by Internet-based metals exchange operator BullionVault, jumped to 59.3 in November—its highest level since December 2011. the index stood at 56.8 in October. - Marketwatch
What is making up this increased demand for gold are not just China and Russia, who have continued their massive buying of gold through November of this year, but the inclusion of several other nations such as Britain, Vietnam, the U.S., and of course, India, who have joined in to start exchanging their currencies for gold in their reserves.

Much of this buying is also coming from the fact that outside the dollar, people are losing confidence in global currencies, especially after this year's Brexit event, Venezuelan hyperinflation, and the more recent attack on cash by India's Prime Minister Modi.  And the increase in purchasing worldwide has suddenly revealed incredible shortages that could soon be the catalyst for breaking Comex control over their depressing the spot price of gold.
“For the first time in history, gold supply into the future is under enormous pressure.” The warning from Mark Bristow, chief executive of London-listed Randgold, encapsulates the gold mining sector’s woes. 
Bullion’s only modest price recovery this year compared with other commodities has led the industry to cut spending on exploration dramatically to less than $4bn from almost $10bn in 2012. 
Petropavlovsk, a gold miner with assets in Russia, is a case in point. It has cut its exploration budget by two-thirds. 
“There is a chronic shortage of exploration money and as usual the gold price is not acting in the way everyone thought it would do,” says Peter Hambro, chairman of the company. 
This backdrop has left many in the industry forecasting a supply shortage by the end of the decade. - Financial Times
As an investor it is not the time to be fooled by the paper selloffs or shorting that is occurring in the Comex and other Western markets, but rather a time to take a serious look at supply and demand, and the consequences of dying confidence in most global currencies.  Because the lowered price that is also being coupled with dwindling supply right now is a an opportunity of the decade for the precious metals, and should prove to be very profitable once the world moves completely away from London and New York's control over the market.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

As the world rushes to hoard cash, and gold supplies dwindle, what might a frenzy on gold buying look like?

Two interesting events are taking place right now in different parts of the world that threaten to create a frenzy not unlike the bank runs we saw in the 1930's and again following the bursting of the Housing Bubble in 2007.

Trust in banks have seriously eroded in places like Japan and Germany to the point where average people are making a run on home safes, and moving their cash out of financial institutions.  The root cause of course is the advent of negative interest rates and the growing fear that insolvent institutions will soon be forced to conduct bail-ins to stave off bankruptcy.

But it is not just a run on cash that is occurring in different pockets of the market.  Last week demands for delivery of physical gold were met with severe resistance, and this is a signal that most paper gold ETF's are not actually backstopped with physical gold, and which could soon bring about a run that would skyrocket the price to well over $5000 according to well respected metals analyst David Morgan.


Economist David Morgan of The Morgan Report is one of the world’s best known silver investors. In the following interview with Future Money Trends Morgan discusses his personal experiences during the last major run-up in gold, when it hit a price of $850 in early 1980. As Morgan describes it, there was significant panic buying during that time period, and should central banks and governments continue on their current course, we’ll see a similar endgame play out this time around: 
"What’s good for gold is the end of empire… And we’ve got governments that are failing… When these bond markets blow up further, that’s when you’re going to see a run to gold than we’ve already seen… 
Wait until the physical market freezes up, which could happen. I am not saying it would happen, but it could. With the worldwide demand and a failing currency across the world, where do you think people are going to go? They’re going to go to precious metals which have been trusted for thousands of years. 
If that were to occur, and I think it could happen… could you imagine the amount of money sitting on the sidelines in a panic mode that would go into the mining shares? It’s incredible. 
I saw it once… I saw what happened with gold and silver when it was a panic buy… My commodities broker was a woman. She worked for Dean Witter… She was very savvy… She would leave her office at lunchtime and go and buy gold at the local coin dealer… then after she closed her office she would stand outside her front door and sell gold coins to people who were lined up… believe it or not. 
That’s the kind of frenzy you get at the top of the gold market." - SHTFPlan

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Demand for gold hits a new record in the first half of 2016 even as supply and reserves are declining

On Aug. 11, the World Gold Council announced that demand for the precious metal hit a new record for the first half of 2016, with investment surpassing jewelry as the key factor for this move.

In addition, demand for gold is being weighed against an increasing decline in supplies as last year a Goldman Sachs analyst predicted that there is only about 20 years worth of mineable gold left available.

Investors' rabid appetite for gold is showing no signs of abating, as figures from the World Gold Council show record investment in the first half of 2016.
The trend for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to pile in to the precious metal, a classic safe haven amid uncertainty in the global economy and the search for yield, sent the price of gold soaring by 25 percent in the first half of the year, the biggest price rise since 1980. For the first time ever, investment, rather than jewelry, was the largest component of gold demand for two consecutive quarters. 
Demand by investors set a record of 1,064 tons during the first six months of 2016. For comparison, this was 16 percent higher than in the first half of 2009, when the financial crisis raged. - CNBC

Monday, August 1, 2016

Gold supplies declining as the cost to mine the metal continues to increase nine years after reaching Peak Gold

It was determined back in 2007 that the world had reached the point of Peak Gold, which means that the majority of easily accessible metal had already extracted from the earth and that going forward, mining costs would invariably increase just to be able to get smaller and small amounts from new gold discoveries.

Eight years later, analysts are now predicting that the industry has reached a new plateau of Peak Gold Production, and that supplies to the market will continue to decrease as well, leading to a drive up in price as demand remains steady and supplies dwindle.

This year gold has traded so strongly with the jitters in other markets that it’s easy to forget its own fundamentals. 
And that might be a mistake. Because they are looking interesting. 
Discoveries peaked in 2007 and production will shortly do the same, according to Canadian investment firm Sprott Asset Management. New finds have collapsed between then and now, but not for want of looking. Indeed, “exploration budgets rose 250% from 2009 to 2012,” Sprott’s gold team wrote in a recent note. 
It looks as though 2015 may be the peak year of global production - about 95 million ounces. On an annualised basis, the decline would be about 2.2% a year out to 2024 it said. 
This will be supportive of gold prices, which are already up more than 24% this year. But it also looks interesting for miners. It is likely that there will be a “significant wave of M&A (mergers and acquisitions) within the industry” because “companies need to replace both reserve and production ounces”. - News Markets
As the economy and banking systems tread water in their reliance for continuous quantitative easing and negative interest rates, more and more people who have discounted gold for many years will one change their tune and seek the security of wealth protection that only gold can provide.  And when that day soon comes, the problem that will hang over them is not if they can afford the price of buying the metal, but will there be any metal available to them when the flood gates open from the rise in consumer demands.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Potential for gold shortages expanding as miners decide to hold 20-30% of output off the markets

Besides the historic accumulation of gold by countries such as Russia, China, and India over the past four years, and increased speculation in the precious metal by billionaires and well known hedge fund managers, there is another element to add the to the mix that could soon be tightening supplies and driving up prices.

In an interview with SGTReport on June 12, the CFO of MX Gold Corp is joining in with others in the mining industry to hold back between 20 and 30% of their gold output from the market, and stockpile it until prices rise to a more equitable fair value in or out of the Comex.

For years, the Commodities Exchange (Comex) and the London Gold Fix have manipulated and suppressed prices in order to protect paper currencies in the U.S. and Europe, and this has led to an environment where it actually costs mining operations more to take it out of the ground than the price they receive from mints or refiners.

MX Gold Corp CEO Akash Patel and CFO Kenneth Phillippe say that they are positioning their company to stockpile between 20% to 30% of their physical gold production in coming months, noting that prices are nowhere near where they should be at current supply and demand levels. In an interview with SGT Report, Phillipe appears to be taking the stance of many precious metals investors, which is to stockpile the physical asset in anticipation of any number of potentially cataclysmic economic and monetary events like the hyperinflation we are witnessing in Venezuela. 
We want to pull out the physical gold… We want to take this gold and we want to store it. We believe that having the physical gold in the vault makes a lot more sense than selling it at these prices. Gold is ready to move. We believe it’s going to continue to rise… we’re going to be storing our gold and holding it for the long-term. - Shtfplan.com

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Islamic world and sharia banking will soon have a gold backed currency and financial system

We have talked extensively on how China, Russia, and many of the BRICS nations are preparing for a return to the gold standard in both trade and currencies.  But a new report out from the Middle East shows that the Islamic world is also forging out protocols to institute the use of physical gold in sharia banking.

The significance of this new program is that to accommodate Islam's religious mandate for gold backed money, a new and extremely large buying program will have to take place among several Middle Eastern nations, with demand for gold stretching already short supplies to a breaking point, and where prices will skyrocket from this new source of demand.

“Shariah-compliant gold demand may be `hundreds of tons’  …  Gold products used in Islamic finance would need to be physically-backed and allocated to the underlying asset, according to a draft of a standard for Shariah gold being developed.  “We are almost there” with a final proposal, said Mohd Daud Bakar, a Shariah scholar who is writing the draft for the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions, the Bahrain-based industry group that sets Shariah standards in finance.”
Shariah finance is non-interest based finance. It’s religiously unacceptable to extract interest from others if you are a Muslim - that’s usury, also known as riba. So financial instruments have to be tailored to Islamic communities to ensure that they are not in violation of the Koran. 
Shariah compliant gold investing will be configured so no precious metals are borrowed, loaned out or earn income.  Thus the investor - consumer or institutional - will be confident that the actual gold holding consists of physical precious metals. The bars will be numbered and noted. The only profit to be earned will be based on the value of gold moving up. This will involve physical precious metal purchases, but ETFs can be structured similarly and already have been. 
The Bloomberg report quoted above indicates the committee formed to develop the Shariah standard is moving fast. It will “meet once more next Sunday and then submit the proposal to AAOIFI’s Shariah Board.” The physical gold backing is the most important aspect and disqualifies COMEX gold futures. However, the Singapore gold contract will qualify as Shariah compliant, according to the Bloomberg analyst. - Dollar Vigilante

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Gold sales about to ramp up in India as jeweler strike ends with agreement over import duty

With the world's largest population of gold buyers about to shift into high gear following the end of a jewelers strike that has hampered sales of the metal within India, the price of gold is expected to make a sharp move upwards due to the resurgence of people more than ready to purchase tons of the metal for ceremonies, holidays, and personal acquisition.

In a strike that has seen the jewelry industry battle government regulators over import duty taxes and restrictions to gold, a compromise was reached on March 21 that should begin to have significant effects on the price and supply of the metal worldwide.


Major news in the gold market over the weekend. With the world’s largest gold-consuming nation reaching an agreement to resume metal sales for the first time in nearly three weeks. 
That’s in India. A critical gold consumer globally, where buying had been idled since the beginning of March by a nation-wide strike by the jewelry sector.  
But that strike is now officially over. With the president of India Bullion and Jewelers Association, Mohit Kamboj, announcing late Saturday that jewellers have reached an agreement with the government to return to work.  
Details are still emerging, but here’s one of the most critical takeaways: as part of the back-to-work deal, the Indian government will not roll back the1% sales tax on gold that it announced in a surprise move as part of its February 29 budget.  
That sales tax had been the major trigger for the jewelers strike. But it appears that India’s gold sellers have relented on demands that the government shelve the extra levy.
Whatever the case, the good news for the gold market is that India will now be buying again — for the first time since February. Which should give a lift to gold prices — especially with reports suggesting there is a lot of “pent up” demand here after the 19-day strike. - Pierce Points

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Got Karatbars? Fed rate announcement is followed by even more shortages in gold supplies

On Sept. 17, the Federal Reserve made the announcement heard 'round the world as the U.S. central bank signaled to the world that the global economy is in such dire straits that they couldn't even raise interest rates by .25 from their current levels of zero percent.  This immediately sent shock waves to other central banks as just a day later, calls for new rounds of money printing took place out of the Bank of England, the ECB, and even banks from Australia, with suggestions of even greater policies such as negative interest rates and ending cash altogether being included in their commentary.

Yet for those who have been reading this blog, or other alternative financial sources, the banks have not been blind to what the media has been telling the general public regarding the economy, the dollar, and the overall global financial system.  And as we have seen over the past few months, accumulation of available gold and silver has led to massive shortages that now even threaten to empty the GLD fund which backstops the paper gold markets.
While the drain of COMEX gold and silver Registered inventories continues as demand for physical precious metals increases, JP Morgan experienced a 45% decline of its Registered Gold Inventories in one day.  JP Morgan now only has a lousy 10,777 oz of gold remaining in its Registered gold inventories.  
Basically, JP Morgan holds 1/3 metric ton of gold in its Registered inventories.  This is the reason we are seeing the paper gold ratio on the COMEX above the 250/1 ratio.  If we look at the COMEX warehouse table below, we can see just how little Registered Gold remains on the exchange: - SRS Rocco


Graphic courtesy of SRSRocco

This report represents all the gold in all U.S. banks backstopping the paper futures contracts, and has helped skyrocket the paper to physical ratio to 250:1.  Which of course then begs the question, how long can the Comex or GLD survive when it has 250 demands on every ounce of gold it claims to hold in the vaults?

Knowledge of this weakness in supply, and the continuing failure of the global financial system has spilled out into the retail sector as premiums of gold coins from dealers is growing precipitously as demand has now reached historic all-time highs.

HSBC described gold demand from the U.S. Mint as being at a “historically high level” which indeed it has been. The bank report that the Mint has sold 322,000 ounces of gold in the first half of this month.  
Of this, only 91,000 ounces were made up of Gold Eagle coins - the most popular coin with retail investors - although some market participants believe that some of the stock may be being accumulated by large institutional investors.  
And yet, demand for gold eagles is still very strong with demand in Q3 set to dwarf demand of the previous two quarters. With two weeks still to go, total Gold Eagle coin sales have been a staggering 352,500 ounces. - Goldcore
So why has there been a run on gold (and silver) not seen since the 1980's by primarily bullion banks, and consumers who are in fear of what is coming?  An interesting interview by the Dollar Vigilante Jeff Berwick may shed some light on this, and point towards the complete collapse of the dollar as the culprit.



So with dealers, banks, and even sovereign mints running out of supplies at the same time prices are soaring in the physical markets, what alternatives and options are available for you to not only protect your wealth, get it out of the banks and outside the dollar, while at the same time having the power to keep it stored in a physical asset like gold?

The answer lies in Karatbars




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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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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Got Karatbars? Amidst metal shortages, India buys 126 tons of gold in August alone

Earlier this week we mentioned the fact that one of the primary gold and silver markets in the world (London) was virtually out of precious metals, and in a bind to provide delivery for the growing number of contracts that are accumulating around the world.  And with India's import ban having been lifted in recent months, the nation where over 1.4 billion people hold their wealth around their necks in physical gold is well on their way to draining the rest of the West's remaining reserves, and putting the precious metals market on life support.

In the month of August 2015, India imported 126 tonnes of gold and 1,400 tonnes of silver, according to data from Infodrive India.Gold import into India is rising after a steep fall due to government import restrictions implemented in 2013. 
Year-to-date India has imported 654 tonnes of gold, which is 66 % up year on year. 6,782 tonnes in silver bars have crossed the Indian border so far this year, up 96 % y/y. 
Gold import is set to reach an annualized 980 tonnes, which would be up 26 % relative to 2014 and would be the second highest figure on (my) record - my record goes back to 2008. - Bullionstar


Graphic courtesy of Bullionstar.com

Of course, what is interesting in all of this vast demand by countries and peoples around the world is the fact that the price has hardly budged, and in fact has gone down according to the baseline of the long-standing London Fix committee.  This of course bring an interesting paradox to the concept of supply and demand, but when you realize the Comex spot price that is the current determiner of precious metal commodity prices is one of the most manipulated markets in history, one has to take the view that the purpose behind this is to both dissuade those who might move their savings into gold, and to protect the dollar which is the foundation behind all U.S. policy just as silver was to Britain during their reign in the 19th century.

Yet tomorrow may be a turning point for gold and silver, and it rests on the critical decision that will be made by the Federal Reserve in regards to the raising of interest rates on Sept. 17.  Because no matter what choice the central bank decides to make, it will have an incredible effect on both the price of gold, and the demand for gold since a yes vote to raise rates will cause the equity markets to drop precipitously, and a no vote will contradict the Fed's rhetoric that not only is the economy not continuing in recovery mode, but that their analysis via data dependency means they will soon have to embark on QE4 and even greater money printing than was done from the previous five years combined.



So with the Fed caught in a trap no matter if they raise rates or not, and the results of their decision having vast effects on price inflation, the global currency war, and corporate lending and job creation, what options are left for the common people to protect their money and wealth against all contingencies, and provide even a modicum of security for the uncertain and chaotic roads ahead?

The answer lies in Karatbars




Buying gold through Karatbars is one of the easiest things on the net.  In fact, the business model of Karatbars is to sell gold in affordable quantities, such as 1, 2.5, and 5 gram increments, and allow customers to get into the metal without having to shell out $1200+ for a single ounce coin.

And as added perks to signing up with Karatbars, as a customer or affiliate, you can have the power to move your money into a free e-wallet that functions just like an offshore bank account, and is outside the authority of the banking system.  From there, you can take your fiat currency in any denomination... dollars, euros, yen, etc... and purchase physical gold which can either be delivered directly to you, or stored for free at one of Karatbar's vaults.

Additionally, any gold that you buy can easily be sold back to Karatbars, or any metals dealer, and if with Karatbars it is then exchanged for currency that is uploaded to you through a pre-loaded debit Mastercard which is connected directly to your e-wallet.  And as we know, MasterCard is recognized in nearly every country around the world, and usable in any currency that accepts it.

But perhaps the best feature with Karatbars is their affiliate program, where you can earn money off commissions from getting others to sign up and become a customer or affiliate.  Not only do you receive commissions from their purchasing of physical gold, but you also earn commissions from anyone who buys a commission package, with that money going directly into your debit MasterCard when you have enough units to cycle.

Imagine the ability to earn the money in which to buy your gold savings simply by purchasing a commission affiliate package one time, and then getting others to sign up and do the same thing.

How many businesses or entrepreneurs can build an infinite business with spending less than $400 of their own money?  And there is never a mandatory requirement to buy beyond what you desire, on your own schedule.  And there is nothing to lose, because you're using money (paper dollars) to buy gold (physical money) and in the end you don't lose a thing.



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?

To learn more about Karatbars, you can contact the individual who sent you this article, and click on their referral link to open a free account and begin buying, or building your own gold savings or business with the company of the future.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Got Karatbars? Your options to get physical gold are now limited as even London is virtually wiped out

Over the past several months, the run on physical metals such as gold and silver have been as great as the demands of 2008, and even those that took place in 1980.  And besides the fact that sovereign mints such as those in the United States and in Canada have halted sales of bullion coins to brokers and dealers since early summer, even independent dealers and mints are experiencing backlogs of nearly six weeks to get their customers any physical metals.

But as the financial signals spreading from Asia to Europe, and again to the U.S. scream of a market and currency collapse, or at the very least a severe recession coming upon us, North America is not the only place where physical gold and silver is getting scarce, and according to well known metals analyst Koos Jansen, it is nearly impossible to get it from ground zero... ie... London.

Just after my colleague Ronan Manly wrote a very extensive article on how much gold is left in London (not much), Petropavlovsk Chairman and Co-Founder Peter Hambro discusses gold at Bloomberg Television. He, like Manly, concludes there is very little physical gold left in London. From Mr Hambro:
My baseline is they [the Chinese] have been buying and the Indian have been buying in enormous quantities. It’s virtually impossible to get physical gold in London to ship to those countries. We get permanent requests from Russia, would we please sell our physical gold to India and China. Because there is no physical, only endless promises. And I really worry that the market, that paper market, could be stamped on and people will say “sorry we’ll have a financial close out”, and it’s all over.
Perhaps this quote explains why UK gold export directly to China in June was not a net outflow from the UK - because there is little gold left in London (Manly, Hambro) and thus the UK had to ramp up import from the US in June to send forward to China.
The Financial Times reported on similar gold shortages in London. From the FT (2 September):
The cost of borrowing physical gold in London has risen sharply in recent weeks. That has been driven by dealers needing gold to deliver to refineries in Switzerland before it is melted down and sent to places such as India, according to market participants.
“[The rise] does indicate there is physical tightness in the market for gold for immediate delivery,” said Jon Butler, analyst at Mitsubishi.
I’ve also asked BullionStar CEO Torgny Persson in Singapore what he’s currently seeing in the precious metals markets. He replied there are shortages in both the gold and silver market. From Mr Persson:
I just got off the phone with A-Mark which is one of the world’s largest wholesalers. They are reporting that they have no gold and silver at all live available, that they have stopped taking orders for Silver Maples and Silver Philharmonics altogether and that Silver Eagles are available first in the end of November. ForPamp, there is similarly long delivery times for all minted gold bars.
We still have most products in stock because we stocked up as massively as we could in the last weeks but for many products, we are unable to replenish as of now when we run out.
Big squeeze with shortages starting now both on the wholesale/retail level and at the bulk level… Unless the paper price is reverting up, it may not subside this time around and then the paper fiat mess (including paper prices of gold and silver) is in trouble. If it goes to the point of shortages at the bulk level like 1kg gold bars and 1000 oz silver bars, the emperor will stand without clothes. - Bullion Star

So if you are still looking to get some physical gold now that demand is at a near all-time high, and supplies are so scarce that delays are upwards of two months before delivery, what alternatives do you have to not only secure your wealth, but protect yourself from the coming paradigm shift that will end the era of fiat currencies and bring a return to the gold standard?

The answer lies in Karatbars




Buying gold through Karatbars is one of the easiest things on the net.  In fact, the business model of Karatbars is to sell gold in affordable quantities, such as 1, 2.5, and 5 gram increments, and allow customers to get into the metal without having to shell out $1200+ for a single ounce coin.

And as added perks to signing up with Karatbars, as a customer or affiliate, you can have the power to move your money into a free e-wallet that functions just like an offshore bank account, and is outside the authority of the banking system.  From there, you can take your fiat currency in any denomination... dollars, euros, yen, etc... and purchase physical gold which can either be delivered directly to you, or stored for free at one of Karatbar's vaults.

Additionally, any gold that you buy can easily be sold back to Karatbars, or any metals dealer, and if with Karatbars it is then exchanged for currency that is uploaded to you through a pre-loaded debit Mastercard which is connected directly to your e-wallet.  And as we know, MasterCard is recognized in nearly every country around the world, and usable in any currency that accepts it.

But perhaps the best feature with Karatbars is their affiliate program, where you can earn money off commissions from getting others to sign up and become a customer or affiliate.  Not only do you receive commissions from their purchasing of physical gold, but you also earn commissions from anyone who buys a commission package, with that money going directly into your debit MasterCard when you have enough units to cycle.

Imagine the ability to earn the money in which to buy your gold savings simply by purchasing a commission affiliate package one time, and then getting others to sign up and do the same thing.

How many businesses or entrepreneurs can build an infinite business with spending less than $400 of their own money?  And there is never a mandatory requirement to buy beyond what you desire, on your own schedule.  And there is nothing to lose, because you're using money (paper dollars) to buy gold (physical money) and in the end you don't lose a thing.



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?

To learn more about Karatbars, you can contact the individual who sent you this article, and click on their referral link to open a free account and begin buying, or building your own gold savings or business with the company of the future.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

We are now once again at the peak of the new housing bubble

The bursting of the Housing Bubble in 2007 that signaled the lead-in to the overall stock market collapse and credit crisis was quantified by two key technical points.  First, home prices were far above their actual values, with bidding wars causing prices to escalate for even the most run down shack.  And second, a large portion of home buyers near the end were sub-prime mortgage borrowers who couldn’t afford the monthly payments once the economy collapsed, and job losses escalated during the recession.
So using these two parameters, it is fair to say that the Fed’s mission of re-inflating the housing market has been a success, and any artificially stimulated bubble has only one sure outcome.
To burst.