What will it take to solve the problems of "Peak Oil", economic stagnation, and the "Clash of Civilizations"? Author Brian Bloom thinks he has a good idea... actually several ideas that he is laying out in a new novel. But he woul
NEW YORK –- Morgan Stanley issued a "full house sell signal," saying three of its leading indicators — bond yields, Institute for Supply Management new orders, and valuation and risk — showed it was time to sell.
(Can you say buying opportunity) The IMF is still considering whether to sell 400 tonnes of its gold stocks to help plug a widening income shortfall, the head of the global lender, Rodrigo Rato, says. The IMF announced on Jan. 31 that it was
In an unprecedented move on or just before Wednesday May 9th, 2007, the United States of America has forced Omnipay et al E-gold to redeem all the gold backing the 58 previously frozen accounts owned by e-gold, 1mdc, icegold and a handful of other e
We suggested above that given the current growth of M-3, a price for gold of $4,800 was in line. If, God forbid, we enter into a hyperinflation, then the nominal price of gold could be virtually infinite. So, while it may require a wheelbarrow full
The total sales of gold and jewelry last year in China were valued over 140 billion yuan, exports were valued at US$5.49 billion, and China has become the third biggest consumer of gold in the world, according to Cheng Fuming,
The Bank of Russia's gold and foreign currency reserves amounted to $356.6 billion as of April 13, up $10.3 billion, or 3 percent, from the previous showing. Hence, the reserves have extended gains into a seventh straight week
This week, the IMF posted its first draft of the sixth edition to the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual. Among the revisions were accounting changes for gold loans, which are not publicly disclosed at present,
Lately the metals markets have been abuzz with speculation about the meaning and implications, of proposed gold sales by the IMF. It's a subject about which many of our readers are probably concerned, so we decided to take a look.
An esteemed group of eminent persons, including former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan and current President of the European Central Bank Claude Trichet, has recommended that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) sell up to 400 tonnes of gold as means to
Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Gold may rise for a sixth straight week on speculation a slowing U.S. economy will erode the value of the dollar, increasing the appeal of the precious metal as an alternative investment.
On August 12, 2006, a letter from the US Dept of the Treasury confirmed that the US government has the legal authority of confiscate gold and silver from US residents and prohibit their possession during wartime. The letter to the Gold Anti-Trust
(Just make sure you live in a place where there isn't much oil) Question: What would it take to convince you that gold coins are a better investment for your hard-earned cash compared to properties or fixed deposits?
California's giant fund CalPERS plans to sink a big chunk of its $210 billion pension pot into commodities, brushing aside warnings that the five-year boom in resources has already peaked. Charles P. Valdes, CalPERS chairman, said the fund aimed
Neither the elected president, Felipe Calderón, nor anyone, can dig us out of the hole caused by false money as long as the root cause of the problem is not addressed, no matter how intelligent and honest the administration of the next president may
China consumed a record 2,600 tonnes of silver in 2005, nearly 3 times the volume of the metal consumed 20 years ago, state media reported on Monday. But the country exports even more than it consumes. With an all-time record production of 7,196 to
Scientists have discovered that a lowly bacteria that has the Midas touch—it appears to turn dissolved metal into solid gold.
The bacteria, called Ralstonia metallidurans, comprising a dried organic biofilm found on the surface of gold grains coll
Precious metals plummeted on Tuesday on stronger US dollar and weak oil prices, with gold sinking to a 2 month low and silver tumbling more the 5 percent. (Right now, gold is at $564.20 and silver is at $9.84)
“If the Chinese were as smart as they think they are, they would be accumulating silver, which is poised for explosive price rises in the coming years, perhaps even surpassing the price of gold! Buying silver now is your chance to show that you are s
Gold futures surged to a new 25-year high, at $652.80 an ounce, on a falling dollar and worries over Iran's atomic program, and the rally spilled over to silver, which was already firmer after a launch of a new silver-backed fund.
On the Saturday April 1st program at www.radio.goldseek.com, Congressman Ron Paul shared his price forecast for precious metals, his views on the weakening dollar and how geopolitical trends will effect the economy.
The Silver Users Association (SUA), a group devoted to the conflicting goals of keeping silver prices low and keeping silver available for users, stunned the silver investing community last month by repeating the claims made by silver investors and a
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