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What to make of the staggering US trade deficit?

March 2015 Data When the imports and exports figures of March were released, the world was taken aback when the United States announced that their trade deficit has ballooned $51.4 billion, a 43% increase from February, where the deficit was "only" $35.9 billion. Though there was a slight jump in exports, from $186.2 billion to $187.8 billion, imports increased 7.7% from... Continue Reading

FRB Bail-ins: You don’t own your money

Bank deposits The account balance on your bank account is known as a demand deposit. Under our Fractional Reserve Banking (FRB) system, your deposits are used by the banks to leverage lending.  What most people think of as their account balance is actually something very different.  Many people mistakenly believe that their account balance shows how much they own.... Continue Reading

Introducing FreeGold

In my last post, US Dollar as Reserve Currency - Credibility Inflation, I briefly touched on a few ideas relating to FreeGold such as the demand for the US Dollar as a savings instrument temporarily propping up the fiat/debt/money system. What is FreeGold?  FreeGold is not a single theory but an understanding of how past events have formed a gold trail which will... Continue Reading

US Dollar as Reserve Currency – Credibility Inflation

US Dollar as Reserve Currency In my last post, I discussed and compared different bank reserve systems. With the introduction of the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, in 1913, banks started to take larger risks expanding credit as they knew the central bank was backstopping them. With the monetary ties to gold severed in 1933, the world was essentially left with a... Continue Reading

Gold or Fiat? That is the question…

What happens when you deposit money at the bank? Most people don't think much about it. The bank probably safekeeps the money in their vault. Then I can come to the bank to withdraw my money any time. Right? Wrong. When you deposit money at the bank, you immediately relinquish your ownership to that money. The bank will not only loan out "your" money, they will... Continue Reading

Pro-Gold Governments and Central Banks

Many gold bugs argue that governments and central banks are generally biased against gold. In some cases, like I described in my previous post, they are right. Certain countries, with India as the most notable example, have adopted hostile gold policies. In this post, I will however show that the tide has turned with many central banks not only accumulating gold but... Continue Reading

Anti-Gold Governments and Central Banks

Do central banks understand gold? Do they care about gold? Are they “pro-gold” or “anti-gold”? I will try to shed some light on this frequently discussed subject. In this first post, I will discuss the gold policies of some countries’ often pointed out to make the case that central banks are discouraging private gold hoarding or playing down the importance of the... Continue Reading

BullionStar Financials 2014 – Year in Review

BullionStar financial oversight at the end of 2014. BullionStar reports 2014 gross revenue of SGD 53 M. The average order was SGD 6,475 whereas the medium order was SGD 1,018. BullionStar.com had more than 850,000 visits in 2014. By introducing new concepts to the bullion industry, BullionStar expects to continue to grow significantly in... Continue Reading

Press Release – Gold Bars traded without spread – A world’s first!

SINGAPORE: Singapore bullion dealer BullionStar Pte Ltd is launching the world’s first physical gold bar traded without any spread between the buy and sell price. BullionStar is offering its customers’ to buy and sell 100 gram gold bars at the exact same price. The obverse of the 100 gram gold bar. The obverse features BullionStar’s brand in combination with... Continue Reading

Introducing the 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Series coins

The 2015 Australian Lunar Silver Goat is now available in stock for immediate delivery.The Chinese Lunar Calandar The ShengXiao, is known in English as the Chinese Zodiac. The Chinese zodiac is a system that relates each year to an animal according to a repeated 12-year cycle. It is based on the ancient 12-year Chinese Lunar Calendar, which dates back beyond 2,600 BC. The... Continue Reading

BullionStar’s opening ceremony

  BulllionStar officially opened its bullion retail, showroom and vault Friday 1 August 2014 with many industry representatives being present. Guest of Honor for the opening ceremony was the Swedish charge d'affaires to Singapore Ms. Karin Öhman also helping with the ribbon cutting ceremony.Below follows a transcript from Mr. Persson's speech from the opening ceremony... Continue Reading

Interview with BullionStar’s CEO on the development of the Asian gold market

BullionStar's CEO, Mr. Torgny Persson, was recently interviewed by Mr. Sunny Pannu of Minaurum.com on his views of the Asian gold market. The interview can be found here. Mr. Persson touches specifically on the development of the Chinese and Singaporean gold markets Published: 30-07-2014 02:25 BullionStar's CEO, Mr. Torgny Persson, was recently interviewed by Mr.... Continue Reading
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