WEEK IN REVIEW: January 12-18

Published by Goldbroker ™ | Jan 16, 2015 | Press Review

Alexandre Gautier Answers Questions About the Activities of the Bank of France in the Gold Market
Published Jan 13, 2015 on Goldbroker by Fabrice Drouin Ristori

On January 5th I sent an email to the head of market operations at the Banque de France, Mr Gautier. On January 12th I received the following answer from Mr Gautier.

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Switzerland Abandons Franc Cap
Published Jan 15, 2015 on Goldbroker

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) shocked financial markets on Thursday by scrapping a three-year-old cap on the franc. The SNB is discontinuing the minimum exchange rate of CHF 1.20 per euro. At the same time, it is lowering the interest rate on sight deposit account balances that exceed a given exemption threshold by 0.5 percentage points, to 0.75%.

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"It's Carnage" - Swiss Franc Soars Most Ever After SNB Abandons EURCHF Floor
Published Jan 15, 2015 on Zerohedge

Swiss Franc Soars Most Ever After SNB Abandons EURCHF Floor; Macro Hedge Funds Crushed : "As if millions of macro hedge funds suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced"

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Gold and Switzerland After the Referendum
Published Dec 15, 2015 on Goldbroker by Dan Popescu

I would not be surprised at all that the next bull move will be a parabolic one with large one-day moves ($500/day or more) as in the ‘70s. It will end with a major international monetary system reset. A black swan event can start such moves. We have a new Cold War, currency wars, gold wars, an oil war and the Middle East is collapsing.

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Market Volatility in 2015 Will Go Wild
Published Jan 16, 2015 on Goldswitzerland

On January 15, the Euro lost 30% against the Swiss Franc and the Dollar lost 25% in a few seconds. All stops in the market will have been triggered at the maximum loss level.

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Facts vs. Fears in 2015 Gold Forecasts
Published Jan 12, 2014 on Caseyresearch

In mainstream media coverage last year, gold was largely either ignored or despised. The winner for most derisive commentary might be Citigroup Chief Economist Willem Buiter, who labeled gold "shiny bitcoin" and said "no bank should hold it in reserves." Given the pervasiveness of such views, I feel it's important to provide some equilibrium.

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Faber: Gold Will Rally 30% in 2015
Published Jan 14, 2015 on Mining

Marc Faber, economist, investment guru and Wall Street stalwart, came out on Tuesday as the year's biggest gold bull, saying all asset classes except precious metals are overpriced and predicting a sharp move higher for the metal:

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Buy Gold And Silver While It's Still Available As China To Back Yuan With Gold
Published Jan 14, 2014 on Kingworldnews

With enormous volatility in global markets and crude oil rallying almost $3, today the Godfather of newsletter writers, 90-year old Richard Russell, covers everything from China moving to back the yuan with gold to a huge surprise for global stock markets. Russell also urges readers to buy physical gold and silver they are is still available.

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The Great Paper Ponzi: Global Mutual Fund Inflows vs Physical Gold Investment
Published Jan 13, 2015 on Srsroccoreport

As the highly leveraged global financial system moves closer towards an epic collapse, investors unwittingly continue to pour money into the Mutual Fund Market. According to the ICI - Investment Company Institute's Q3 2014 Report, net inflows into Mutual Funds Worldwide during the third quarter reached $320 billion, up from $285 billion in Q2 2014.

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Silver Ready to Run
Published Jan 16, 2015 on Zealllc

Silver looks to be on the verge of a major new upleg, finally emerging from the past couple years' ugly sentiment wasteland. This beleaguered precious metal recently bottomed as futures speculators threw in the towel on their extreme shorting.

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