WEEK IN REVIEW: December 15-21

Published by Goldbroker ™ | Dec 21, 2014 | Press Review

Is Mario Draghi on the Verge of Announcing a Sovereign QE Program?
Published Dec 19, 2014 on Goldbroker by Fabrice Drouin Ristori

Is Mario Draghi on the verge of announcing a sovereign QE program? After joining together three recent events, this is the question I've been asking myself.

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Gold and Switzerland After the Referendum
Published Dec 15, 2014 on Goldbroker by Dan Popescu

I wanted to do a review of the Swiss gold referendum on Monday just after the referendum but I decided to wait a week and analyze its impact better. I think I was right.

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Russia Busts "Gold-Selling" Rumors, Reports It Bought Another 600,000 Oz in November
Published Dec 19, 2014 on Goldbroker

Yesterday, when we reported the latest rumor of Russian gold selling, this time out of SocGen, we said that "it should be noted that SocGen and its "sources" have a conflict: in an indirect way, none other than SocGen is suddenly very interested in Russia stabilizing its economy because as we wrote before, "Russia Contagion Spreads To European Banks : French SocGen, Austrian Raiffeisen Plummet " which also sent SocGen's default risk higher in recent days.

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This Is What Gold Does In a Currency Crisis
Published Dec 18, 2014 on Zerohedge

To say that gold is in a bear market is to misunderstand both gold and markets. Gold isn’t an investment that goes up and down. It is money in the most basic store-of-value sense. Most of the time it just sits there, and when its price changes in local currency terms that says more about the local currency than about gold. But when currencies collapse, gold shines.

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Switzerland Gold Imports & Exports for November
Published Dec 21, 2014 on Goldbroker by Nick Laird

Switzerland Gold Imports & Exports for November. Largest consumer is India.

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U.S. Gold Exports Jump 70% In September
Published Dec 17, 2014 on Srsroccoreport

According to the USGS most recent data, total U.S. gold exports increased significantly in September. Not only did U.S. gold exports surge in September, they were 70% higher than the previous month. This was probably due to increased demand as the price of gold declined $80 during the month. U.S.

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Paul Craig Roberts Stunning 2015 Predictions - At Any Time The West Can Collapse
Published Dec 19, 2014 on Kingworldnews

Today King World News spoke with the man who former President Ronald Reagan called upon to help save the United States when the U.S. was in the midst of the 1980 panic. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts gives a portion of his fascinating predictions for 2015 below and also issued the ominous warning that the West could collapse at any time.

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Man U.S. Called Upon To Execute QE1 Warns Major Chaos To Erupt In 2015
Published Dec 17, 2014 on Kingworldnews

Today the man the United States called up on to execute QE1 warned King World News to expect even more chaos to erupt in 2015. He also discussed what this will mean for investors in major markets, including gold.

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Shinzo Abe's Japan is Becoming More and More Worrisome
Published Dec 18, 2014 on Goldbroker by Philippe Herlin

Some politicians are very good manipulators. Although it is part of their job description, so to speak, one has to applaud when one of them gets away with something big. So kudos to Shinzo Abe who just got brilliantly re-elected despite a largely negative balance sheet!

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Central Banks Are Now Uncorking The Delirium Phase
Published Dec 19, 2014 on Davidstockmanscontracorner

Virtually every day there is an eruption of lunacy from one central bank or another somewhere in the world. Today it was the Swiss central bank's turn, and it didn't pull any punches with regard to Russian billionaires seeking a safe haven from the ruble-rubble in Moscow or investors from all around its borders fleeing Mario Draghi's impending euro-trashing campaign.

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China Offers Enhanced Cooperation as Russia Struggles
Published Dec 19, 2014 on Bloomberg

China offered enhanced economic ties with Russia at a regional summit this week as its northern neighbor struggled to contain a currency crisis. "To help counteract an economic slowdown, China is ready to provide financial aid to develop cooperation," Premier Li Keqiang said at a Dec. 15 gathering in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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The Annotated History of US Dollar Debauchery
Published Dec 18, 2014 on Zerohedge

With everyone and their pet rabbit convinced the US Dollar strength continues, we thought some longer-term context on the 'strength' of the dollar was useful...

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