Silver as an investment

Category Archives: Sovereigns

It’s A Wonderful Life Is A Wonderful Lesson To Hold Gold Outside of The Banking System

It’s A Wonderful Life Is A Wonderful Lesson To Hold Gold Outside of The Banking System – Christmas film serves as reminder that savings are not guaranteed protection by banks– Savers are today more exposed to banking risks than ever before– Gold and silver investment reduce exposure to counterparty risks seen in financial system– Basket […]

Sharing Risks To Counter Germany’s Plans Seeing Target2 Collaterilazation With Gold Reserves

Marcello Minenna, a division head at the Italian securities regulator, emailed his plan to "Cure the Eurozone". Despite being quite soft (there will not be permanent transfers between Member States), the recent proposals of the European Commission to deepen integration in the economic and monetary union could meet the opposition of Germany as soon as […]

An Interview with GoldCore Founder, Mark O’Byrne

An Interview with GoldCore Founder, Mark O’Byrne “Uber-bull predictions of gold at over $5,000 per ounce are not beyond the realms of possibility…” So says GoldCore founder and self-confessed gold bug, Mark O’Byrne. Indeed, I recently caught up with Mark to get his thoughts on gold and what’s going on with it right now… But […]

Risk Of Online Accounts Seen As One of Largest Brokerages In World Temporarily Halts Online Trading After “Glitch”

– ‘Technical issue’ at Fidelity blocks access to online accounts, stops online trading– Fidelity is 3rd largest brokerage by client assets: $1.7 trillion at the end of 2016– NatWest, RBS, Ulster Bank  have experienced online banking “issues” in November– Clients left without access to funds & failed payments & little to no recourse– Social media exposing […]

Emerging Market Junk Debt Issuance Surges To New Record As The “Search For Yield” Intensifies

It seems that the never-ending “thirst for yield” from the world’s massive pension funds, combined with the ever-present “cash on the sidelines” problem, is driving the creation of yet another global financial bubble in emerging market junk bonds.  Alas, as the FT points out today, the world’s largest fixed income investors can’t seem to get […]

Gold Coins and Bars Saw Demand Rise 17% to 222T in Q3

– Gold coins and bars saw demand rise 17% to 222t in Q3, driven largely by China– Chinese investors bought price dips, notching up fourth consecutive quarter of growth– Jewellery, ETF demand fell while gold coins and bars saw increased demand – Central banks bought a robust 111t of gold bullion bars (+25% y-o-y)– Russia, Turkey & Kazakhstan […]

Weekend Reading: It’s The Debt, Stupid

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, As I noted last Friday, the recently approved budget was an anathema to any fiscally conservative policy. As the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget stated: “Republicans in Congress laid out two visions in two budgets for our fiscal future, and today, they choose the path of gimmicks, debt, […]

Gold Price Reacts as Central Banks Start Major Change

Gold Price Reacts as Central Banks Start Major Change – Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in ten years– President Trump announces Jerome Powell as his choice to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve– Most investors outside the US Dollar and Euro see gold prices climb after busy week of central bank news– […]

China Issues First Dollar Bond Since 2004, Bails Out Corporate Liquidity

Despite downgrades from the rating agencies, China is issuing its first sovereign dollar bond issues in 13 years on an unrated basis (what do the agencies know anyway) and at tight spreads to US Treasuries. The 5 and 10-year issues come just over a month since S&P cut the nation’s rating one level to A+ […]

Gold Will Be Safe Haven Again In Looming EU Crisis

Gold will be safe haven again in looming EU crisis – EU crisis is no longer  just about debt but about political discontent– EU officials refuse to acknowledge changing face of politics across the union– Catalonia shows measures governments will use to maintain control– EU currently holds control over banks accounts and ability to use cash– […]