Silver as an investment

Category Archives: London Bullion Market Association

ScotiaMocatta Put For Sale After Multibillion Money-Laundering Scandal

The world’s oldest gold trader is for sale after a massive money laundering scandal may have terminally crippled one of the most iconic names in the business. Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia is exploring options for its gold business ScotiaMocatta, the Financial Times reported, which include a possible sale of Canada’s most popular precious metals […]

Will Gold or Silver Pay the Higher Interest Rate?

by Keith Weiner This question is no longer moot. As the world moves inexorably towards the use of metallic money, interest on gold and silver will return with it. This raises an important question. Which interest rate will be higher? The Wrong Approach It’s instructive to explore a wrong, but popular, view. I call it […]

Bullion Banking: Part I – The Mechanics and the Players

Submitted by Ronan Manly,   Introduction When discussing bullion banking mechanics, it’s important to understand what a bullion bank actually is, and what activities bullion banks engage in. This appreciation also helps highlight the major concerns which modern bullion banking poses. The term bullion bank can be applied to banks which are involved in some […]

Silver’s Downtrend: Just Volatility? / By Michelle Smith / May 22, 2012 Silver ended 2011 just shy of $28. However, as we bear down upon 2012′s mid-year mark, we are now watching it struggle to stay above $28, almost as if the market has gone virtually nowhere. Yet, those who have been invested in the white metal know […]

How will gold perform in 2012?

From Money Week / By Dominic Frisby / May 5, 2012 The institutional gold price forecasts for the year ahead are finally in. We have the London Bullion Market Association’s (LBMA) annual forecasting competition, the Thomson Reuters GFMS annual gold survey, and the PriceWaterhouseCoopers 2012 Gold Price Report. So let’s take a look at what […]