WEEK IN REVIEW: August 18-24

Published by Goldbroker ™ | Aug 23, 2014 | Press Review

Interview with Ronald-Peter Stöferle: Monetary Tectonics and Gold
Published Aug 12, 2014 on Goldbroker by Dan Popescu

The tug-of-war between a deflationary debt liquidation and politically induced price inflation is well and alive. Last year we coined the term ”monetary tectonics” which describes the battle between these powerful forces. An excellent indicator for the interaction between inflation and deflation is the gold/silver ratio. One could therefore also refer to the gold-silver ratio as the “deflation/reflation” ratio

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Gold and Silver - The Eternal Monetary Couple
Published Aug 11, 2014 on Goldbroker by Dan Popescu

Just when they announced the end of gold and silver in 2000, both started shining again. It seems that it is not the death of gold and silver as money that will happen, but rather the death of fiat money. For more than 2,000 years, gold and silver have been used as money under different forms and have outlived any other form of currency.

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777, Kondratieff, and the 2000-2021 Crisis (Part I)
Published Aug 19, 2014 on Goldbroker by Léonard Sartoni

The Fed has fought by all possible means the installation of the correction wave, because the amount of debt is so high that letting deflation happen would lead to a never-seen-before catastrophe.

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Massive Devaluation of Paper Money – 777, Kondratieff, and the 2015-2021 Crisis (Part II)
Published Aug 20, 2014 on Goldbroker by Léonard Sartoni

I believe the next 7-year cycle, from 2015 to 2021, will bring a crisis of “biblical proportions”, much worse than the 2008 crisis, that might resemble the ‘30s Great Depression even more but, this time around, with massive devaluation of the dollar and other paper currencies against gold.

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Is the Euro Zone Headed for a Recession?
Published Aug 14, 2014 on Goldbroker by Philippe Herlin

Outside a few occasional jumps caused by consumption, itself financed by public debt, which France knows really well how to do, no real growth will be achieved... and the game is nearing its limits.

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The Federal Reserve in Full Market Control Mode
Published Aug 21, 2014 on Goldbroker by Léonard Sartoni

The Fed is in full market control mode after its tentative interest rates future increase announcement. It constantly keeps the stock market from properly correcting, in the hope it will keep going until the next Fed announcement.

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Gold in Ukraine & Argentina
Published Aug 12, 2014 on Goldbroker by Nick Laird

Gold in Ukriane Hrvynia up 70% since the start of 2014. Gold in Argentine Peso up 35% since the start of 2014.

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Swiss to Vote on Gold Repatriation in November
Published Aug 22, 2014 on Goldswitzerland by Egon von Greyerz

One of the very few remaining proper democracies in the world will vote on bringing the Swiss Gold back to Switzerland on November 30. This is an initiative that could only happen in Switzerland.

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How Can the State Bank of India Pay Interest in Gold?
Published Aug 12, 2014 on Monetary-metals

An article caught my eye this week. The Tirumala Tirupati Temple in India has deposited gold at the State Bank of India, and is getting paid interest on their deposit. There is something unique about this. The interest is paid in gold.

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Warren Buffett And The Chinese Are Loading Up On Hard Assets
Published Aug 15, 2014 on Dailyreckoning

Money is transitory and wealth is permanent. So, a lot of people confuse money and wealth and say well, I have a lot of money so I'm wealthy. Well, in the short run, that may be true but in the longer run, the money can go away but the wealth is something that prevails.

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The "New" Silver Fix & The Powers That Be
Published Aug 19, 2014 on Srsroccoreport

Just to make reference to this alleged "new" silver fix, and how bogus it is, I offer this brief report. It appears that HSBC, Scotia Mocatta, and Mitsui & Company are the London based ringleaders of the "new" silver fix, along with Thomson Reuters, corresponding to their USA associate the CME Group.

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Russia Boosts Gold Reserves by $400M to Highest Since '93
Published Aug 20, 2014 on Bloomberg

Russia added about 9.4 metric tons of gold valued at $400 million to reserves in July as it expanded holdings for a fourth consecutive month to the highest in at least two decades. The country's stockpile, the fifth-biggest, increased to 35.5 million ounces (1,104 tons) last month from 35.2 million ounces at the end of June, data posted on the central bank's website showed.

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A Ferrari Sold for $38,000,000… What?
Published Aug 21, 2014 on Goldbroker by Philippe Herlin

In Pebble Beach, California, during The Quails “Concours d’Élégance”, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was sold at auction by Bonhams for $38 million, which constitutes an all-time record for a collector’s automobile. What to think of this exorbitant amount?

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