WEEK IN REVIEW: May 5-11

Published by Goldbroker ™ | May 10, 2014 | Press Review

Gold and Geopolitics
Published May 9, 2014 on Goldbroker by Dan Popescu

They say that gold is a geopolitical metal. Gold is real money with no counterparty risk and, furthermore, an excellent wealth preserver in time and space. Like fiat currencies (dollar, euro, yen, Yuan etc.), gold’s price is also influenced by political events, especially those having an international impact.

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What's New in the United States? Still Questioning the " Recovery "
Published May 8, 2014 on Goldbroker by Philippe Herlin

So what's new in the States? The recovery... which needs more and more time to become a reality. Judge by yourself : Growth in the first quarter plummeted to a meager 0.1%. The explanation from official sources? Snow... Yes, the stuff that falls in winter.

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New on Goldbroker.com : Chart of gold and silver in 120 different currencies
Published May 6, 2014 on Goldbroker

New on Goldbroker.com : watch the long term chart of gold and silver in 120 different currencies

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Time to Admit That Gold Peaked in 2011?
Published May 5, 2014 on Caseyresearch

Dear Reader, There's scarcely a question more on the minds of metals investors-especially those long gold-than whether the peak of 2011 was an interim peak or the top of the market for this cycle. Our position in the "interim peak" camp is well known.

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Banks Sued on Claims of Fixing Price of Gold
Published May 5, 2014 on Nytimes

Frustrated traders and offbeat activists have complained for years in whispers and in online screeds that the price of gold has been subject to collusion. On Monday, these accusations of manipulation found a more august arena for expression: the federal courts.

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Dr. Jim Willie: Quantum Leap in the Gold Price, Ukraine-Russia Crisis and More
Published May 6, 2014 on Greg Hunter

Dr. Jim Willie, Editor of The Hat Trick Letter, says big news on the progress of convertibility of the Chinese yuan is being ignored by the mainstream media. Dr. Willie says, "Fully convertible capital account for the Shanghai Free Trade Zone is an enormous story, and it is not in the U.S.

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The Gold Series: The Eclipsing Demand of the East (Part 3 of 5)
Published May 8, 2014 on Visualcapitalist

This infographic, part three in our 2014 Gold Series, covers the rise of Asian demand for the yellow metal.

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Kevin Kerr: 'Not Taking a Long Position in Gold is Somewhat Foolish'
Published May 6, 2013 on Marketwatch

Gold will have a “volatile time” climbing over $2,000 an ounce and beyond, but “it’ll happen much quicker than most ‘experts’ think as demand picks up.”

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The Round Tripping Myth And Why It Doesn't Hurt Chinese Gold Demand
Published May 3, 2014 on Ingoldwetrust

Much has been written lately about the influence of Chinese commodity financing deals (CCFD) on Chinese gold demand. An often perceived analysis is that CCFD have been inflating Chinese demand/import figures and thus balance the surplus of physical gold supply in China.

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Silver Volatility Levels Near 10-Year Lows; Possible Trend Change On Horizon?
Published May 7, 2014 on Kitco

Silver prices are nearly unchanged on the year, underperforming the rest of the precious metals complex, and with its sluggish price action, options volatility levels are near multi-year lows.

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Stunning Asian Gold Demand & A Surprise In Silver
Published May 9, 2014 on Kingworldnews

London metals trader Andrew Maguire spoke with King World News about the stunning Asian gold demand and a huge surprise in the silver market.

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