Silver production is stagnating causing higher shortages

April 18 2019

The production of the largest primary silver mine in the world fell by no less than 15% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to a year ago. At the same time, the price of the white metal isdown, with a price of around 15 dollars an ounce at the time of writing.

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Bart Brands

Gold Heads Lower While Yield Curve Inverts

April 3 2019

Since quite a while ago, I have been anticipating this remarkable moment. The – for me – most important economic warning sign has turned red: the yield curve inverted and, as a consequence, short-term interest rates in the U.S. are now higher than long-term rates. All the while gold prices dropped by twenty dollars, close to a level of $1,290 per troy ounce. Motive? The dollar strengthened to €1.12 and came near a three-week high.... »

Olav Dirkmaat

Fed Paves the Way for Worldwide Loose Monetary Policy

March 27 2019

I have often said that after a meeting of the ECB’s board or the Fed's interest rate committee (FOMC), one sentence that is barely noticed, turns out to be extremely important. Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Fed, among other things, disagrees with the idea that "we have reached the Fed's... »

Edin Mujagić

The Gold Market Has Not Lost Its Luster Yet

March 21 2019

Even though despite disappointing economic growth in the U.S., increasing worries about Brexit and the effects of recent public policies gold prices have fallen, insiders are seeing positive signs for precious metals in 2019 and, therefore, for gold. At the PDAC Convention in Toronto last week, the importance of diversifying a portfolio by including precious metals was, among other things, widely stressed.

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Bart Brands

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