Gold miners continue to cut costs, up production and finally – raise more money

Gold miners continue to cut costs, up production and finally – raise more money

Golden scissors. Photo by Dennis Jarvis, Wikimedia Commons. By Vladimir Basov 05/06/2019 After a short rally at the start of 2018 year peaking at $1,354/ozt on March 25, the gold price fell steadily during Q2 and Q3 to USD 1,176/ozt on August 16, and then rebounded to $1,280/ozt on December 28. We analysed the effect of the gold price on the gold [...] Read more

Aging Japan grapples with 8m empty homes and stashed cash

Aging Japan grapples with 8m empty homes and stashed cash

This uninhabited house in Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku is being refurbished with help from Dutch students More than $200,000 found at a Tokyo demolition site was left unclaimed By TOMOHIRO EBUCHI and SHOHEI NOMOTO, Nikkei staff writers 04/29/2019 TOKYO -- As Japan's population ages rapidly, a record 13.6% of housing stands empty [...] Read more

The vast gold hoards held by Germany’s population

By Ronan Manly 04/28/2019 While the Chinese and Indian populations are well known for their insatiable appetite for importing, buying and hoarding physical gold, there is one market in the West that does likewise but which flies under the radar slightly, garnering less attention than China and India. That gold market is Germany. Although German [...] Read more

Why a 60-65% Market Loss Would Be Run-Of-The-Mill

By John P. Hussman, Ph.D. President, Hussman Investment Trust 05/03/2019 In the summer of 1929 the surface of Wall Street was a mixture of placidity and mania – stock averages at record highs and still headed upward, the dissenters momentarily routed … Roger Babson said to an audience at a routine New England financial luncheon, ‘I repeat what I [...] Read more

Scientists decipher the origin of Nevada’s ‘fool's gold’

Scientists decipher the origin of Nevada’s ‘fool's gold’

Fool's gold. Photo by Christof Kusebauch, German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ. By Valentina Ruiz Leotaud 05/04/2019 A team of German scientists published a paper this week where they state that, following a series of lab experiments, they discovered that the concentration of gold in the so-called ‘fool's gold’ is directly dependent on the [...] Read more

Brace Yourself: The Next Epic Collapse Could Be Weeks Away

Brace Yourself: The Next Epic Collapse Could Be Weeks Away

By Nick Giambruno 04/27/2019 Justin’s note: Today, we turn to Casey Report chief analyst Nick Giambruno, who shares what could be in store for America in the coming weeks. As you’ll see, there are clear indicators of a crisis… in the auto sector… the housing sector… and in the economy as a whole. And he says now’s the time to prepare… By Nick [...] Read more

The Fed Is Paralyzed By Mixed Messages

BY JOHN RUBINO 05/04/2019 The Fed tightens and stocks tank. The Fed promises to stop tightening and stocks soar. The Fed implies that it might actually cut rates and stocks soar some more. The Fed appears to take back the rate cut promise and the markets turn choppy. It’s been a wild ride. But during the past four months of it, the Fed has yet to [...] Read more

Credit Bubble Bulletin: Transitory Histrionics

By Doug Noland 05/04/2019 May 3 – Financial Times (Sam Fleming): “Having lamented low inflation as one of the great challenges facing central bankers today in March, Jay Powell on Wednesday wrongfooted many investors with comments that seemed to play down the gravity of the problem. The new message from the Federal Reserve chairman — that [...] Read more

We Give Up! Part 7: Now Even Republicans Want A Dovish Fed

BY JOHN RUBINO 05/02/2019 Not so long ago, the major US political parties had very different views on monetary policy. Democrats, representing labor, wanted high government spending, low interest rates and generally easy money to create as many jobs as possible. Republicans, representing capital, wanted relatively small government, low debt and [...] Read more

Gold demand up 7% in Q1, boosted by central banks, India

Gold demand up 7% in Q1, boosted by central banks, India

Image from Archives By MINING.com Staff 05/02/2019 Global demand for gold grew to 1,053.3 tonnes in Q1, up 7% year-on-year, according to the latest report by the World Gold Council. A big reason for the stronger demand is central banks, which continued to buy gold for diversification and liquidity purposes. Another is improvement in the India [...] Read more

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