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Gold Smuggling Surges: Man Caught “Walking Suspiciously” With 1 Kilo Bar In Rectum

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, Earlier today in Sri Lanka’s Colombo International Airport, a passenger was arrested by local authorities and found to have stuffed nearly $30,000 worth of gold into his rectum. That’s nearly 1 kilogram of gold. In his ass. The gold had been carefully wrapped in plastic and included four small […]

Visualizing The Massive Impact Of EVs On Commodities

What would happen if you flipped a switch, and suddenly every new car that came off assembly lines was electric? It’s obviously a thought experiment, since right now EVs have close to just 1% market share worldwide. We’re still years away from EVs even hitting double-digit demand on a global basis, and the entire supply […]

Metals Massacre – Iron Ore Enters Bear Market, Copper Collapses To 1-Month Lows

The hype surrounding the credit-fueled resurgence in base metals in the first half of 2017 has crashed and burned on the altar of reality in China's slowdown with industrial metals from copper to iron ore and zinc all plunging in the last two weeks. Odd that we don't hear much from mainstream business media discussing […]

Arkema Texas Plant Explodes, “Black Smoke Fills The Air”

You can’t say they didn’t warn us: this afternoon, the VP of US manufacturing Daryl Roberts at French chemicals giant Arkema, said the company was on “high alert” as more fires could start at the doomed facility at any moment. Well, that moment took place around 6pm ET, when ABC Houston reported that the doomed […]

Precious Metals Outperform Markets In August – Gold +4%, Silver +5%

Precious Metals Outperform Markets In August – Gold +4%, Silver +5%  – All four precious metals outperform markets in August– Gold posts best month since January, up nearly 4%– Gold reaches highest price since US election, climbs due to uncertainty and safe haven demand– S&P 500 marginally higher; Euro Stoxx, Nikkei lower for month– Platinum is […]

Gold Flash-Crashes Below $1300

After the shenanigans in US mega-tech stocks over the last two days and the seemingly well orchestrated melt-up to pre-J-Hole levels in the dollar, why should anyone be surprised that 'someone' decided to try to sell $1.1 billion notional into the Asian open…   Sending Spot Gold back below the Maginot Line of $1300…   […]

Weird Things Are Happening With Gold

Authored by James Rickards Last week featured two unusual stories on gold – one strange and the other truly weird. These stories explain why gold is not just money but is the most politicized form of money. They show that while politicians publicly disparage gold, they quietly pay close attention to it. The first strange […]

Gold/Dollar- Monster breakout test in play!

The Gold/Dollar chart below reflects that Gold was much stronger than the U.S. Dollar (US$) from 2001 until 2011. Since 2011, the US$ has been stronger than Gold, as the ratio has declined for 6-years. Is it time for the worm to turn (Gold stronger than US$)? The ratio below reflects a big test is […]

U.S. Treasury Secretary: I Assume Fort Knox Gold Is Still There

U.S. Treasury Secretary: I Assume Fort Knox Gold Is Still There US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin visits Fort Knox Gold Later tweeted ‘Glad gold is safe!’ Only the third Treasury Secretary to visit the fortified vault, last visit was 1948 Last Congressional visit was 1974 Speculation over existence of gold in Fort Knox is rife […]

Gold Coins Have Been South Africa’s Best Investment For 50 Years

In the 50 years since the first Krugerrand was minted in South Africa, the gold coins have turned out to be one of the best investments in the country. As Bloomberg reports, the Krugerrand originally sold for 27 rand (then worth $35) back in 1967. One ounce of gold is now worth 16,840 rand ($1,273), […]