WEEK IN REVIEW: December 22-28

Published by Goldbroker ™ | Dec 26, 2014 | Press Review

The Central Bankers' Discourse Is Systematically Anti-Gold
Published Dec 23, 2014 on Goldbroker by Fabrice Drouin Ristori

Gold is the most maligned asset, if you listen to the Fed, the ECB, and other central banks. This was driven home again in a variety of ways, including what transpired before the Swiss gold referendum and Mario Draghi’s “all assets but gold” declaration. So I asked a man who knows, Fabrice Drouin Ristori, Founder and CEO of Goldbroker.com, why the heck central banks react toward gold in that bizarre manner.

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2015 Will Be A Year Of Surprise, Panic, Desperation & Radical Change
Published Dec 24, 2014 on Kingworldnews by Egon von Greyerz

Egon von Greyerz warned King World News that 2015 will be a year of panic, desperation, and radical change for the world. He also said 2015 will be a year of surprises that will have an incredible impact not only people but also major markets and economies around the globe.

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Europeans Want Their Gold Back, and Why That's Bad for the Euro
Published Dec 18, 2014 on Marketwatch

Right across Europe, over the course of the last year, a series of European countries have been demanding that their gold reserves, which are often stored in different nations, are bought back home. On the surface, that seems very odd. After all, gold has no meaningful role in the financial system any more.

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Path of the Gold Price is in China's Hands
Published Dec 22, 2014 on lawrieongold

This is an updated and almost completely re-written version of an article first published on Mineweb.com immediately following the Swiss Gold Referendum at the beginning of December. The general premise of the earlier article holds good.

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Chinese Gold Demand Already Over 2,000 Tonnes in 2014
Published Dec 27, 2014 on lawrieongold

Chinese gold demand already over 2,000 tonnes in 2014 By Lawrence Williams The latest weekly gold withdrawal figures from the Shanghai Gold Exchange suggest that Chinese demand is going to get far closer to last year's annual figure than most mainstream news media would have you believe.

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China Steps In as World's New Bank
Published Dec 25, 2014 on Bloombergview

Thanks to China, Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund, Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank and Takehiko Nakao of the Asian Development Bank may no longer have much meaningful work to do. Beijing's move to bail out Russia, on top of its recent aid for Venezuela and Argentina, signals the death of the post-war Bretton Woods world.

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Could Russia Back its Currency With Gold?
Published Dec 23, 2014 on Cnbc

Russia's government could still be pushed into using its gold reserves to bolster the falling ruble, currency experts have forecast. Rumors last week that Russia was on the verge of selling its gold reserves were quashed with the news on Friday that it has continued to add to its holdings.

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$300,000 in Gold Missing from Ukraine Central Bank After Swapped for Lead Bricks
Published Dec 22, 2014 on Rt

Cunning fraudsters have conned the Ukraine Central Bank branch in Odessa into buying $300,000 worth of gold which turned out to be lead daubed with gold paint.

“A criminal case has been opened and we are now carrying out an investigation to identify those involved in the crime,” a spokesman for the Odessa police force is quoted by Vesti.

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Ronald Stoeferle: Gold Outlook For 2015
Published Dec 23, 2014 on Goldsilverworlds

What will gold do in 2015 is a question that is top of mind of many gold investors, particularly during this period of the year. We reached out to gold analyst Ronald-Peter Stoeferle, Managing Partner and fund manager at Incrementum AG in Liechtenstein, author of the In Gold We Trust reports, to get his taken on the outlook for gold for 2015. His expectations for 2015 are summarized by the 10 charts in this article.

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India Imports Record Amount Of Silver In November
Published Dec 21, 2014 on Srsroccoreport

As the price of silver fell to a new low in November, India imported a record amount of the shiny metal. Demand for the physical metal was so strong, India nearly imported the same amount of silver in November than it did for the entire year in 2009.

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US Mint Silver Eagle Sales: Clear Winner In 2014
Published Dec 23, 2014 on Srsroccoreport

As 2014 comes to an end, precious metal investors overwhelming chose Silver Eagles as the clear winner. Not only did the sales of Silver Eagles hit a new record in 2014, the ratio to Gold Eagle sales were off the charts. In just five years, sales of Silver Eagles compared to Gold Eagles, quadrupled.

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The Many Phases Of Silver (Part 1)
Published Dec 22, 2014 on Zerohedge

Since the early days of civilization, the ancients connected the brilliance of silver to the moon. Artemis, the Greek goddess of the moon, wore silver sandals and shot from a silver bow and arrow. This lunar comparison might be fitting because like the moon, silver also has many phases.

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