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Behind enemy lines – Military use of gold coins as emergency money

Behind enemy lines – Military use of gold coins as emergency money

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  • author Ronan Manly
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Gold is and always has been universal money that can be used anywhere and is accepted everywhere. The world’s elite military detachments know this, which is why they issue their troops and pilots with gold coins and other gold bullion items for use as emergency money when they go behind enemy lines. Continue Reading arrow

Polish central bank airlifts 8000 gold bars (100 tonnes) from London to Warsaw
Life under a gold standard

Life under a gold standard

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  • author JP Koning
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Consumer prices react differently under a gold standard and a fiat standard due to the relative flexibility of each system.

What would life be like living under a gold standard, and how would it differ from our day-to-day and year-to-year experience under a fiat standard? Continue Reading arrow

New COMEX Pledged Gold – Shrinking the Pool of Registered Inventory
Chinese central bank gold buying – On a need to know basis
The Power of Gold in Times of Crisis
Why are gold and bonds rising together?

Why are gold and bonds rising together?

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  • author JP Koning
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In the 1970s, gold and bond prices tended to move in opposing directions. This is because higher-than-expected inflation pushes up the price of gold, but hurts the price of bonds.

But over the last two decades, the prices of these two assets have moved together. Why has this relationship changed? Continue Reading arrow

Wag the Dog – The new COMEX and SGE Gold Contracts
Buy Gold & Silver in New Zealand – Diversify your Bullion Storage
LBMA needs reform to serve the physical precious metals market
Does anyone use the IMF’s SDR?
LBMA Removes JP Morgan’s Michael Nowak from the LBMA Board
LBMA Board Member & JP Morgan Managing Director Charged with Rigging Precious Metals
Rothschild emerges from the shadows for the Centenary of the London Gold Fixing
Hyperbitcoinization

Hyperbitcoinization

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  • author JP Koning
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Hyperbitcoinization, a term coined by Daniel Krawisz in 2014, refers to a thesis under which bitcoin, at first slowly and then rapidly, would replace traditional currencies. In effect, bitcoin-induced currency demonetization.

Although bitcoin certainly has plenty of good features, for mass adoption it would have to overcome the network effects of the world's domestic... Continue Reading arrow

Gold, Silver and Platinum surge ahead with impressive double digit YTD returns
Chinese gold imports – Better data, lower inflows, unanswered questions
More on the puzzle of negative interest rates
Singapore Tops Global Rankings as the World’s Safest and Most Secure Nation
The not-so-crazy world of negative interest rates

The not-so-crazy world of negative interest rates

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  • author JP Koning
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Are negative interest rates an artificial phenomenon that central bank technocrats have foisted on the world? Or can interest rates naturally turn negative, of their own accord? Continue Reading arrow

The History of the World is a History of Gold
Gold the Ultimate Asset as Fed Joins Race to the Bottom in Global Rates
By Not Renewing the CBGA, Central Banks in Europe Look Ready to Buy Gold
Gold & Silver Price Manipulation – The Greatest Trick ever Pulled
Gold Smuggling to India & Japan is a Symptom of Governments’ War against Gold
Poland joins Hungary with Huge Gold Purchase and Repatriation
How Much U.S. Currency is Held Overseas?
Mahathir’s Gold-backed Currency – Loose Talk or pan-Asian Plan?
What is Money? | BullionStar
The Fifth Wave: A new Central Bank Gold Agreement?
Gold Price Breakout in Multiple Currencies
Gold & Silver Bullion – Different Investment Approaches
Investing in Gold and Silver: An Introduction

Investing in Gold and Silver: An Introduction

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  • author Gold & Silver 101
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Gold and silver bullion are the world’s best-known and most widely held precious metals, and both metals have played key roles throughout recorded history as forms of money, as forms of saving, and as means of wealth protection. Today, physical gold and physical silver in the form of investment bars and investment coins are highly … Continue Reading arrow

Should I Invest in Gold, Silver or Platinum Bullion?
Should I Invest in Precious Metals Bars or Coins
Investment Precious Metals – Exempt from GST
Storing Precious Metals & Bullion

Storing Precious Metals & Bullion

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  • author Gold & Silver 101
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One of the most important decisions when saving and investing in precious metals is where to store your gold, silver and platinum bars and coins. Paramount to this choice of storage location is safety and security. Given the high value content of physical precious metals, many people choose to store their precious metals bars and … Continue Reading arrow

Bullion Investing – Frequently Asked Questions

Bullion Investing – Frequently Asked Questions

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  • author Gold & Silver 101
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What is a Gold/Silver/Platinum Spot Price? The spot price for a precious metal is the current market price for that precious metal which is traded in the wholesale market for immediate delivery. The spot price is usually quoted in US dollars per troy ounce and refers to a quotation for a standard but large quantity. … Continue Reading arrow

BullionStar Cash & Bullion Account – Better than a Singapore Bank Account!
The Puzzle of Electrum Coins
Still Firing on all Cylinders: China’s Physical Gold Market
Pay-to-Play: LBMA shows contempt for the wider Gold and Silver markets
London’s annual Platinum Week: A showcase for the White Precious Metal
The only gold the US shows – A working vault at West Point
Why central banks should hold gold (and many other assets too)
Curse of the London Gold Fix strikes again as SocGen abandons ship
The vast gold hoards held by Germany’s population
When Politicians and Central Banks clash – the Gold of Romania and Italy
Where did all the silver coins go?
Holding Precious Metals in your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
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