Finance

Barclays is the next big bank pulling out of commodities: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 20, 2014
Barclays is the next big bank pulling out of commodities: report

The English bank is planning to sell large parts of its metals, agricultural and energy business.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Bitcoin Vs. Gold

Visual Capitalist | June 30, 2014
Gold vs Bitcoin

Bitcoin has grown wildly in popularity in its short history. But how does it stack up against gold, the international currency for thousands of years? Find out in today's post!

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INFOGRAPHIC: The evolution of US currency

Visual Capitalist | June 24, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC The evolution of US currency

Take a look at today's infographic and learn about the evolution of American Currency.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The hedge fund all-stars

Visual Capitalist | June 17, 2014
The hedge fund all-stars

The NBA Finals may be over, but that doesn't mean there aren't any other All-Stars out there making big moves. Today's post highlights the top performing Hedge Fund Managers in the world.

Mark Skousen: new official stat is ‘supply-side’ victory

Sprott Group | June 13, 2014

In Structure, Skousen makes the case that modern economists downplay the importance of the business sector in the economy, and overstate the importance of consumer spending. In particular, he believes that the GDP should not be used as a sole measure of economic activity.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 50 interesting bitcoin facts

Visual Capitalist | June 11, 2014

In previous infographics, we have covered bitcoin's history and how it works, but here is an infographic that quickly sums up 50 interesting facts on the cryptocurrency:

A bear raid on gold – Is that about to happen?

Gold price: Hedge funds increase bearish bets again

After some considerable selling of gold from the SPDR gold Exchange Traded Fund in the preceding months, early in 2013, Goldman Sachs came out with a warning that the gold price was going to fall and fall heavily.

Jordan Roy-Byrne - The Daily Gold

Potential catalyst for precious metals

Precious Metals continue to be in a long bottoming process that began last summer.

Firmer tone for gold and silver

GoldMoney | May 16, 2014

This week started with a severe markdown in gold and silver prices when markets opened in the Far East on Monday morning, taking gold down $12 to $1278 and silver only 12 cents to $19.03.

Gold prices: the coming end to this bear phase

Many believe that the bottom is now in and the bull has resumed charge, with the bears being exhausted. We would like to agree with them but we are still of the opinion that a challenge to the June lows could still lie ahead of us.

Geopolitical tensions particularly in Ukraine continue to dominate the gold market

David Levenstein | May 6, 2014
Gold price retakes $1,300 on Ukraine tensions

Despite a mainly negative sentiment towards gold from investors as evidenced in the continued liquidation in gold-backed exchange-traded funds amid signs of an improving U.S. economy, the crisis in Ukraine has prompted in recent safe-haven buying which helped boost the price of gold to three-week highs above $1,300 an ounce.

The investment story of the next decade?

Daily Gains Letter | May 4, 2014

In spite of the debate over whether Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, is good or bad for the nation’s healthcare sector, what I do know is that the additional policies will likely drive up the demand for healthcare services and products as an investment opportunity.

Hedge funds are still not buying gold: should you too?

Maximum Harvest | May 3, 2014

Billionaire John Paulson once told a source connected with Bloomberg he would not funnel more investments into his gold fund.

Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Precious Metals

The gold price is fixed. So what?

Gold price: Europe rushing in where even Fed fears to tread

The LIBOR scandal broke almost two years ago, and the banks found responsible for manipulating that key index are still dealing with lawsuits. Meanwhile, allegations of gold market manipulation have been simmering for over a decade and grew into an inferno after the spot price dropped dramatically last spring.

Dying for gold? This man almost did

Profit Confidential | April 30, 2014

This is just one of the many ways smugglers are bringing gold bullion into India. In this particular case, this man was willing to die for gold!

What the collapse in homebuilder stocks forewarns

Profit Confidential | April 29, 2014

The housing market that lured institutional investors in during 2012 and 2013 is showing signs of cracking.

Stocks bubble phase: gold capitulation follow up

Gold Scents | April 28, 2014

For stocks it still remains to be seen whether or not they have one more surge higher into a final top.

U.S. economy to enter recession in next 12 months or less

Profit Confidential | April 28, 2014

An economy is said to be technically in a recession when it experiences two consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

Gold-futures selloff wanes

Gold’s sharp selloffs since mid-March have been mostly driven by American futures speculators’ heavy selling. These traders dramatically slashed their long bets on gold while ramping up their shorts.

Success in junior miners – the Malartic and Eleonore deposits

Sprott Group | April 25, 2014

Steve Todoruk joined Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd. as an Investment Executive in 2003. He focuses on investing in new discoveries – companies that have identified promising deposits that may prove to be economic.

Prepared for the attack of the short sellers: Joe Reagor

The Gold Report | April 24, 2014

Despite the ongoing attack of the short-sellers, the fundamentals of gold and silver production are increasingly robust.

Jordan Roy-Byrne - The Daily Gold

Gold & silver stocks begin oversold bounce

The bottoming process for gold and silver shares has been arduous as they’ve oscillated back and forth for almost a year.

Why Rick Rule says ‘anti-gold investors will be destroyed’

Sprott Group | April 22, 2014

Gold has made its way down again, to around 1,300 per ounce this month. Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd. says that a few years out, you will be happy you stuck with gold.

Dubai emerges as a global gold centre as demand for bullion continues despite bearish reports from most western analysts

David Levenstein | April 22, 2014

Even though the price of gold has fallen below the psychological level of $1330 an ounce, and while the mainstream media continues with its consistently negative coverage, demand for physical gold remains extremely robust in certain regions.

Chris Vermeulen - TheGoldAndOilGuy

Video: How to momentum trade gold, silver stocks

Long and short-term gold forecasts.

Economic outlook darkens

GoldMoney | April 18, 2014

Many decades of Keynesian-inspired economic and monetary corruption have left advanced economies with a legacy of debt and low savings.

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