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Gold Fund: Bitcoin Will Make Gold “Global Money” Again

The manager of Old Mutual Gold & Silver Fund, a precious metals fund with over $220 mln under control has said Bitcoin is “paving the way” for a global gold comeback. Speaking to Bloomberg in an interview published today, Ned Naylor-Leyland said that the marriage of Bitcoin and gold was essentially a logical one given the characteristics […]

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 […]

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– […]

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 […]

4 Reasons Why “Gold Has Entered A New Bull Market” – Schroders

– 4 reasons why “gold has entered a new bull market” – Schroders– Market complacency is key to gold bull market say Schroders– Investors are currently pricing in the most benign risk environment in history as seen in the VIX– History shows gold has the potential to perform very well in periods of stock market weakness (see […]

Japan Sees Surge In Gold Smuggling As Yakuza & Wealthy Chinese Team Up

In a story that was seemingly tailor-made for the tabloids, Japanese news agency Nikkei is reporting that, in an unusual but tantalizing example of financial symbiosis, wealthy Chinese investors are teaming up with Yakuza gangsters to smuggle gold into Japan. The payoff for each side is simple: Chinese investors, who are increasingly fearful that a […]

India Working Toward Establishing a Spot-Gold Exchange

schiffgold.com / BY SCHIFFGOLD  / MAY 16, 2017 In an effort to bring order to India’s gold market, the government has partnered with the World Gold Council to create a physical spot-gold exchange. According to Bloomberg, it could be up and running as soon as next year. The move toward an India spot-gold exchange is part of […]

Demand For Physical Gold Is Collapsing

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, I serve on the Board of Directors of a large Singapore-based company that’s in the gold and silver business. And, last night during our quarterly conference call, the management team gave me a lot of intriguing information. Sales of physical gold and silver are collapsing across the entire industry. […]

Shariah Gold Standard Is “Revolutionary” – Mark Mobius

Shariah Gold Standard Is “Revolutionary” Says Mark Mobius One of the world’s leading investors, Mark Mobius told a gold conference in Dubai that the new ‘Shariah Gold Standard’ is both “innovative and revolutionary” and importantly will bring “transparency” to the physical gold market which suffers from a lack of trust. Source: Bloomberg The executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets […]

Islamic Gold – Game Changer In Gold Market

Islamic Gold – Important New Dynamic In Gold Market Next month, 1.6 billion people will likely have a new ‘gold investment standard’ Islamic finance market expected to grow to US$5 trillion by 2020 Islamic asset classes have all under performed compared to gold Gold has risen over 367% in US dollar terms and by more in currencies […]