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Markets Set To Surprise

March 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Captain Hook, Treasure Chests Within the space of 24-hours we discover the Fed is still scared stiff (of deflation), the ECB is bailing out Greece (because deflation is already occurring), and the Japanese are doubling recent monetization efforts (because they have been deflating for decades), all pointing to a continuation of a highly accommodative [...]

Austrian Mint’s Vienna Philharmonic 20 Ounce Gold Coin celebrates a 20 Year Success Story

October 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Twenty years ago in 1989 the Austrian State Mint passed from the Treasury into the ownership of the central bank. The mint was given the freedom to produce and sell products in accordance with the demands of the modern numismatic and investment markets. One of the very first innovations introduced by the new CEO, Paul [...]

Debt paydown still top priority for Teck

October 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Vancouver-based Teck Cominco may find itself sitting a lot more comfortably than was the case six months or so, but CEO Don Lindsay made it clear on Thursday that he won’t be happy until the company’s term loan is paid down and it once again merits investment-grade ratings. One year ago, Teck borrowed $9,8-billion to [...]

Gold Drops for Fourth Day, Silver Plunges, Stocks Mixed

October 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

New York gold futures ended lower Tuesday for the fourth straight day as the US dollar advanced on news of a decline in consumer confidence. Silver was hit exceptionally hard for the second straight day, falling more than 3 percent. Platinum declined as well. In other markets, crude oil finished 1 percent higher and US [...]

Some Ironic Possibilities for the British Pound

October 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Clive Corcoran submits: The following are some musings on the U.K. economy, prompted by an adage that seems quite appropriate for our times of thinking the unthinkable. The U.K. public finances are in dire straits with a likely deficit this year well in excess of £200 billion and with red ink as far as the [...]

Sovereign wealth funds to focus on commodities, emerging markets in 2010

October 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Silver Prices Bounce Back in NY and London

October 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Silver prices returned with some luster following their declines last week when prices slumped below yearly highs. The metal enjoyed weekly gains of 2.0 percent in London and 1.7 percent in New York — both closing at their at their highest weekly levels this year. New York silver futures for December delivery finished Friday at [...]

Gold’s New Ally

October 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The Daily Reckoning If you’ve invested in gold, you’re about to gain a powerful ally: pension funds. “I think the largest institutions like our own are realizing that we barely own any [gold]” Shayne McGuire, head of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas said in an interview in Hong Kong very early this morning. “The [...]

Bullion & Business Weekend Report – Oct. 24

October 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Precious metals enjoyed modest gains on the week as the US dollar was the predominating driver of where prices went. A weaker greenback on Friday combined with lower crude oil prices helped gold slide slightly from earlier week highs. Oil did jump nearly 3.5 percent this week while gasoline prices at the pump were almost [...]

Gold May Have More Price Support now Than at any Time Since 1989

October 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The Daily Reckoning The central banks of the world are changing tune. Since 1989, the banks have been net sellers of gold reserves, meaning that as a group they have sold more than they have taken in. This is an important point because the large gold sales of central banks tend toward lowering the spot [...]

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