WEEK IN REVIEW: April 6

Published by Goldbroker ™ | Apr 5, 2014 | Press Review

Gold Backwardation: What Does It Mean?
Published Apr 4, 2014 on Goldbroker by Dan Popescu

I am going to try to explain a very technical aspect of the gold and silver market, albeit a very important one, if one wants to understand their price evolution. Vulgarization and over-simplification are always dangerous, and there is a risk that some things may be misunderstood.

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The Gold Price is Driven Down by the Fed's Dependent Bullion Banks
Published Apr 3, 2014 on Goldbroker by Paul Craig Roberts

As we documented in previous articles, the gold price is driven down in the paper futures market by naked short selling by the Fed's dependent bullion banks. Some people have a hard time accepting this fact even though it is known that the big banks have manipulated the LIBOR (London Interbank Overnight Rate - London's equivalent of the Fed Funds rate) interest rate and the twice-daily London gold price fix.

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Gold and the Special Drawing Rights (SDR)
Published Apr 2, 2014 on Goldbroker by Dan Popescu

There is no doubt that our actual international monetary standard based on the US dollar, in place since the breaking of the Bretton Woods accords in 1971, is living its last days. What will replace it?

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Max Keiser Interviews Egon von Greyerz about Fed Policy, Dollar Devaluation and Gold Price Manipulation
Published Apr 1, 2014 on Keiser Report

Max Keiser interviews Egon von Greyerz about Fed policy, dollar devaluation, gold price manipulation and wealth preservation.

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Gold and Commodities Supercycle
Published Mar 31, 2014 on Léonard Sartoni

The breakout observed on the CCI commodities index should correspond to another leg in the bear market for the dollar and to another leg in the bull market for commodities that started in 2001 and that can be qualified as a " supercycle ".

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Koos Jansen about Chinese Gold Policy
Published Mar 30, 2014 on Goldbroker

On behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management, Zurich, Lars Schall talked with the young Dutchman Koos Jansen about Chinese gold policy. Koos Jansen, born 1981, worked as a sound engineer in Amsterdam, before he became disabled in 2013. During that year, he started his financial blog "In Gold We Trust" (http://www.ingoldwetrust.ch/).

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Why Are We Being Told that Deflation Is the Absolute Evil?
Published Apr 3, 2014 on Goldbroker by Philippe Herlin

Why is deflation depicted as an absolute horror? Journalists, economists, politicians and central bank chairmen are all warning us against a general and durable price deflation, equating it to the Apocalypse, as they explain it. This unanimity is very troubling, so let's stay on the alert. Why...

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Charts: US Mint Coin Sales
Published Apr 1, 2014 on Goldbroker by Nick Laird

US Mint coin sales. For the 2nd month in a row investors have purchased more $ value of silver than gold.

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This Will Cause A Historic Short Squeeze In Gold
Published Apr 2, 2014 on Kingworldnews

Hathaway: "I think this pullback is a chance to put money to work. We've given up a lot of the gains since the beginning of the year, but we're still ahead of where we started the year. So I would say this has been a fairly healthy pullback....

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West-to-East Gold Exodus in Full Swing
Published Mar 31, 2014 on Gata

China gold market researcher and GATA consultant Koos Jansen reports today that Chinese gold demand, as measured by offtake from the Shanghai gold exchange, "remains extraordinarily robust," with 523 tonnes removed through the first 2 1/2 months of the year

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The Screaming Fundamentals For Owning Gold
Published Apr 4, 2014 on Peakprosperity by Chris Martenson

This report lays out the investment thesis for gold. Silver is mentioned only where necessary, as a separate report of equal scope will be forthcoming on that topic. Various factors lead me to conclude that gold is one investment that you can park for the next ten or twenty years, confident that it will perform well.

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Renewed Estimates of Chinese Gold Demand
Published Apr 4, 2014 on Financeandeconomics

I have been revisiting estimates of the quantities of gold being absorbed by China, and yet again I have had to revise them upwards. Analysis of the detail discovered in historic information in the context of China's gold strategy has allowed me for the first time to make reasonable estimates of vaulted gold, comprised of gold accounts at commercial banks, mine output and scrap.

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The Gold Series: The Most Sought After Metal on Earth (Part 1 of 5)
Published Feb 24, 2014 on Visualcapitalist

Infographics: "The Most Sought After Metal on Earth"

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Boosting Forex Reserves: Pakistan Refuses to Sell $2.7b Worth of Gold Says IMF
Published Mar 29, 2014 on Tribune

Pakistan has refused to sell gold worth $2.7 billion, citing national security reasons, as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pushes Islamabad to convert the precious metal into cash to build foreign currency reserves, revealed the global lender's report on Friday.

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