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Koos Jansen

Koos Jansen

Koos Jansen is a precious metal analyst from the Netherlands. Koos
mainly provides unique insights about Chinese gold market.

Golden Ruble Symbol Appears In Front Of Russian Bank

Golden Ruble Symbol Appears In Front Of Russian Bank

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  • author Koos Jansen

Silverdoctors published an article on April 9, 2014 titled: PUTIN SENDS THE WEST A GOLDEN MESSAGE: CENTRAL BANK OF RUSSIA CHANGES LOGO TO GOLDEN RUBLE. The article presents a “Google Translate" from the Russian website 1prime.ru and states the Russian central bank has changed it’s logo into a Golden Ruble. From Silverdoctors: According to reports … Continue Reading arrow

Deposit Insurance System Will Increase Physical Gold Demand China

Deposit Insurance System Will Increase Physical Gold Demand China

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  • author Koos Jansen

Within 2014 the State Council aims to implement a new deposit insurance system for its banks. While one might think this is meant to lower systemic risk, it’s actually meant as a step to shift risk from te government to its citizens. Handing the people the opportunity to be more responsible for their own financial … Continue Reading arrow

The Great HFT Debate With Michael Lewis On CNBC

The Great HFT Debate With Michael Lewis On CNBC

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  • author Koos Jansen

Great watch on High Frequency Trading Trading rigging markets. The debate about HFT is between William O’Brien, BATS Global Markets Presidents, Brad Katsuyama, IEX Group President, and Michael Lewis, Author of Flash Boys. Broadcasted on CNBC April 2, 2014. In Gold We Trust Continue Reading arrow

Interview Jim Rickards On The Death Of Money

Interview Jim Rickards On The Death Of Money

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  • author Koos Jansen

I had the privilege to meet with Jim Rickards, while he was in The Netherlands for one day, to do an interview about his new book “The Death Of Money“. Accompanied by friend (and author of the book the The Big Reset) Willem Middelkoop we met at the hotel were Jim was staying and for one and … Continue Reading arrow

Indians Desperate For Gold Because They Know Their Rulers Are Thieves

Indians Desperate For Gold Because They Know Their Rulers Are Thieves

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  • author Koos Jansen

I found this a very informative interview about the Indian gold market. Sunny Pannu asks Jayant Bhandari, institutional advisor and writer with jayantbhandari.com, to briefly summarize the most important aspects of the Indian gold market. The Asian Gold Myth In Gold We Trust Continue Reading arrow

Week 10, SGE withdrawals 36 MT, 454 MT YTD

Week 10, SGE withdrawals 36 MT, 454 MT YTD

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The price of gold is rising, but is this purely because of the tensions in the Ukraine? Not entirely, I think it adds fuel to a supply shortage created by enormous Chinese physical demand since April 2013. While paper sentiment might change today or tomorrow, the physical reality will eventually be the main driver to … Continue Reading arrow

Chinese Gold Demand 418 Tonnes YTD, West Confused

Chinese Gold Demand 418 Tonnes YTD, West Confused

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Another week (24-02-2014/28-02-2014), another 49 mt of Chinese gold demand in the form of withdrawals from the Shanghai Gold Exchange vaults. Withdrawals year to date account for 418 mt. This brings February Chinese gold demand to 172 mt, down 30 % from an all-time 246 mt record in January. Let’s not talk about the COMEX. In … Continue Reading arrow

Dutch Gold Conference, March 29 in Nieuwegein

Dutch Gold Conference, March 29 in Nieuwegein

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There will be a gold & silver conference on March 29 in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, organized by Edelmetaal-info.nl. I will be part of a panel discussion with Willem Middelkoop. More info can be found here. Tickets can be bought here. For a discount on tickets you can use my code KJ14 on the registration form. Hope to … Continue Reading arrow

Weekly Chinese Gold Demand Transcends Global Mining Production, Again

Weekly Chinese Gold Demand Transcends Global Mining Production, Again

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All over the media we have seen extreme gold shopping sprees around new year and at the Lunar year in China. This resulted in an all time Chinese gold demand record in January – which accounted for 246 tons. In the screen shot below the second number from the right (green – 本年累计交割量) is the amount … Continue Reading arrow

Bundesbank Attempts to Subdue Concerns Gold Repatriation
BuBa: Half of German gold reserves will be stored in Germany by 2020
The End Of Bretton Woods And The Race To The Bottom, 1971

The End Of Bretton Woods And The Race To The Bottom, 1971

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I stumbled upon a few interesting reads about the end of the Bretton Woods system in August 1971. In those years there was a lot of monetary turmoil, just like now. Before 1971 the US dollar was pegged to gold, and foreign countries held dollars in reserve because the US had promised they were “as … Continue Reading arrow

Bundesbank Changes Gold Repatriation Schedule

Bundesbank Changes Gold Repatriation Schedule

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One of the initiators of the German public campaign “Repatriate our Gold” is Peter Boehringer of “German Precious Metal Society” (est 2006). After lengthy efforts together with partner the “European Taxpayers Association”, the team finally, in January 2013, brought about Bundesbank´s decision to repatriate 300 tons of gold from the US and 374 tons from France … Continue Reading arrow

Guest Post: The Gold Market, Part 2

Guest Post: The Gold Market, Part 2

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You can read part one here. Eventually all five parts can be found in the side bar of this website under the header “Online Education" Written by James Orlin Grabbe in the late nineties. Part 2 How Foreign Exchange Intervention Affects the Money Supply In order to succeed, a regime of fixed exchange rates (and under … Continue Reading arrow

Guest Post: The Rockefellers

Guest Post: The Rockefellers

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Written by 24 carat The Rockefellers, The Rothschilds and many other giant Dynasties… These financial industry giants lived through all the wealth cycles of the past 100 years and more. What used to be long term wealth investments evolved to the day-trading, making money activities, with a top in the year 2000. Then the financial … Continue Reading arrow

Guest Post: The Gold Market, Part 1

Guest Post: The Gold Market, Part 1

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Education has been an important part of my journey through economics in recent years. I’ve experienced it was hard to find oriented material for what I was looking for. If you have all the time in the world you can read hundreds of books and probably you will come across the topics you were specifically … Continue Reading arrow

Interview Koos Jansen by Turd Ferguson

Interview Koos Jansen by Turd Ferguson

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This interview was recorded on January 10, 2014. It’s a nice chat between me (Koos Jansen) and Turd Ferguson. I also answered a few questions from Turd’s subscribers. In Gold We Trust Continue Reading arrow

SGE Gold Withdrawals Down, Silver Premiums 5 %

SGE Gold Withdrawals Down, Silver Premiums 5 %

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Friday January 10, 2013, the first Chinese gold report was released by the SGE. First let’s look at the amount of gold withdrawn from the vaults. Below is a screen dump from the withdrawals in the first trading week of 2014, which covered 30-12-2013 / 3-1-2014 (there was no trading on 01-01-2014). The green number … Continue Reading arrow

Dutch Central Bank Tight-lipped About Gold Policy

Dutch Central Bank Tight-lipped About Gold Policy

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Only 11 % of Dutch official gold reserves, which is 613 tons in total, is stored in Amsterdam. The rest is held abroad; 20 % in Ottawa, 20 % in London and 49 % in New York. Because of my believe gold will re-enter the monetary system within a few years I’m most concerned about the … Continue Reading arrow

Guest Post: Gold Pricing And The Flows Of Gold Metal

Guest Post: Gold Pricing And The Flows Of Gold Metal

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Written by 24 carat. Up until now, the gold price did never caught up with 100 years of currency devaluations. This makes us believe the $ is better than gold, accomplished through the artificial fixing of the gold price. The international $ monetary system still dictates the entire world what the appropriate gold price is. The … Continue Reading arrow

China’s FX Research Center: Gold Is The Strategy

China’s FX Research Center: Gold Is The Strategy

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The next translation I present is from a speech by Tan Ya Ling, President of the China Foreign Exchange Investment Research Institute, given on a gold conference May 7, 2013 Beijing. Probably it’s not the whole speech as the title of the original article mentions oil, but the article itself doesn’t. When I googled Tan Ya … Continue Reading arrow

Unprecedented Total Chinese Gold Demand 2013

Unprecedented Total Chinese Gold Demand 2013

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Friday the numbers were released on total Chinese gold demand for 2013. Total demand can be measured by the amount of physical gold that is withdrawn from the vaults of the Shanghai Gold Exchange. In the last full trading week (#52, December 23 – 27) of 2013 there were 53 tons of physical gold withdrawn, which … Continue Reading arrow

Sun Zhaoxue: US Intends To Suppress Gold To Ensure Dollar's Dominance
New Year’s Eve Gold Rush At Shanghai Shopping Mall

New Year’s Eve Gold Rush At Shanghai Shopping Mall

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This email was just sent to me by one of my Chinese friends. New year’s eve is big sales day in Shanghai. The biggest shopping mall usually sell as much goods on 12/31 as it sells in one month. This shopping mall stocked 200 kilos of gold bars and sold out in 3 hours because … Continue Reading arrow

China Accumulates Gold For The “World Dream”

China Accumulates Gold For The “World Dream”

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Gold will return to the international monetary system and China will have a great influence in how this will play out. In 2013 China has imported 2000 tons of gold, quickly becoming one of the most powerful voices at the IMF table. In the following translation we can read how Mr. Zu He Liang, director at … Continue Reading arrow

SGE delivery 16-20 December 55 Tons, 2128 Tons YTD

SGE delivery 16-20 December 55 Tons, 2128 Tons YTD

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In the end stage of 2013, in between 16 – 20 December, the “Chinese Aunties" have withdrawn 55 tons of gold from the vaults of the Shanghai Gold Exchange. That’s more than the official gold reserves of Finland and most likely more than what has been globally mined that week. The Chinese gold rush has been … Continue Reading arrow

More On The West To East Gold Exodus

More On The West To East Gold Exodus

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The most significant parameter to measure the gold distribution from west to east is the trade vein that runs from the UK through Switzerland through Hong Kong, eventually reaching Shanghai. The UK Source In October the UK has net exported 90 tons of gold to Switzerland, – 16 % m/m, year to date the Swiss … Continue Reading arrow

Smuggling Gold Into The Mainland

Smuggling Gold Into The Mainland

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While I’m still researching all the other ways of how the Chinese may be smuggling gold from Hong Kong into the mainland, I came across an interesting video from CCTV in which is exposed how smugglers dig tunnels underneath Honk Kong borders in order to transport “goods" to places where there is demand for “goods". … Continue Reading arrow

SGE Delivery 2073 Tons YTD, 50 Tons From 9-13 December

SGE Delivery 2073 Tons YTD, 50 Tons From 9-13 December

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The amount of gold withdrawn from the Shanghai Gold Exchange vaults has been increasing in recent weeks. After an explosive week in April, when 117 tons of gold were withdrawn, weekly averages came down to a constant 40 tons throughout the year. At the end of October it seemed Chinese demand for physical gold was … Continue Reading arrow

Chairman SGE: Huge Potential For Gold Investment | In Gold We Trust

Chairman SGE: Huge Potential For Gold Investment | In Gold We Trust

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Since October 2013 there is a new chairman at the Shanghai Gold Exchange. After Shen Xiangrong (2002) and Wang Zhe (2010), it’s now the turn to Xu Luode (2013): Xu Luode was born in 1962 and has been a member of the Chinese Communist Party since June 1982. In 1983 he graduated as a Bachelor in Economics at … Continue Reading arrow

China Prepares For Financial Warfare

China Prepares For Financial Warfare

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On 17 and 18 September 2011 a conference on “risk management for Chinese corporations" was held in Shenzen, China, organized by the research center of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC). An introduction of a few speakers: General Qiao Liang, who wrote this book. Mei Xinyu, researcher at the Chinese Academy of International... Continue Reading arrow

China Mainland Gold Import Accelerating

China Mainland Gold Import Accelerating

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This week the the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department officially released their trade numbers from October. Whilst they offer specific numbers in advance to anybody willing to pay, I rather wait for the total booklet to be published free of charge. Most significant is the amount of gold net exported to the mainland, up 21 … Continue Reading arrow

SGE Delivery 1979 Tons YTD, 51 Tons In Week 48

SGE Delivery 1979 Tons YTD, 51 Tons In Week 48

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Physical withdraws from the Shanghai Gold Exchange vaults were up 8 tons last week, 51 tons from 43 tons a week earlier, up 16.53%. As we heard a few days ago from the biggest refinery in Switzerland they have been working 24 hours a day in three shifts all year in order to supply the Chinese, and this … Continue Reading arrow

Alex Stanczyk: Physical Supply Never Been Tighter

Alex Stanczyk: Physical Supply Never Been Tighter

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Wednesday I had the privilege again to interview Alex Stanczyk, Chief Market Strategist for the Anglo Far- East group of companies, who just returned from a trip to Switzerland. Alex confirmed to me the distribution of gold from west to east is not slowing down whatsoever. Refineries in Switzerland are still working 24 hour a day … Continue Reading arrow

China Embraces Bitcoin

China Embraces Bitcoin

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Bitcoins can vanish, gold can not. That’s the bottom line for me. Like most people I’m not a software engineer, for me it’s nearly impossible to ever be sure about the safety of Bitcoin. My trust in the virtual currency can only be based on my trust in software engineers. If I deposit one troy ounce … Continue Reading arrow

SGE Delivery YTD 1928 tons, 43 tons in Week 47

SGE Delivery YTD 1928 tons, 43 tons in Week 47

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Physical delivery from the Shanghai Gold Exchange remains extraordinary robust throughout November. According to numbers released today by the SGE, last weeks delivery was 43 metric tonnes, up 7.5 % from a week earlier. Total SGE delivery year to date stands at 1928, on track to reach 2092 tons at the end of December. Total … Continue Reading arrow

Minutes Of Kissinger Meeting On Gold, 1974

Minutes Of Kissinger Meeting On Gold, 1974

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After Nixon “temporarily" suspended the convertibility of dollars into gold in 1971, because evil international speculators were attacking the US dollar, some of the European countries were not amused the US broke its promise. In the years that followed a diplomatic battle ensued; the US wanted to completely phase out gold from the monetary system in … Continue Reading arrow

Official India PM Import August: Gold Down, Silver Holds

Official India PM Import August: Gold Down, Silver Holds

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India’s official gold import is coming down like a hammer. In August India’s gross gold import was a mere 17 tons, – 72 % m/m, – 65 % y/y. The lowest since February 2009. In the first 8 months of this year total gross import accounted for 708 tons, up 111 tons compared to the … Continue Reading arrow

Chinese Gold Mining Exploding

Chinese Gold Mining Exploding

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In September 37.642 tons of gold were produced in China, according to the China Gold Association. January-September Chinese gold mining totaled 307.809 tons. Compared to last year, gold production increased by 19.608 tons, an increase of 6.8 %. China is on track to mine 410 tons in 2013, being the biggest gold miner for seven consecutive years. In 1949 the Chinese … Continue Reading arrow

West To East Gold Distribution Update

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The great distribution of wealth and power, facilitated by gold, from west to east is still going strong. From looking at available global trade numbers we know the main gold vein runs from the UK through Switzerland, through Hong Kong, eventually reaching Shanghai. Let’s take a look at the latest data. Starting Point: The London Gold Vaults It started … Continue Reading arrow

The Chinese Leaders Behind Their Gold Rush

The Chinese Leaders Behind Their Gold Rush

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In part four of Jan Skoyles and Koos Jansen’s look into China’s gold market they turn their attentions to the individuals behind the moves to get China investing in gold. In our superb infographic we highlight the top ten. Read on to find out more about these individuals and some of their contemporaries. In recent months we have been looking into the … Continue Reading arrow

Mainstream Media Reports On SGE Physical Delivery

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Although I can’t track all media on Shanghai Gold Exchange coverage – maybe they report more on it than I know – but as far as I know the big guys wrote about SGE physical delivery twice now. Bloomberg, 15 July 2013: The Shanghai Gold Exchange supplied 1,098 metric tons in the six months through June, compared with … Continue Reading arrow

Dutch & German Food Delivery Service Accepts Bitcoin

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Takeaway.com, a website through which customers can order food from thousands of restaurants, has subsidiaries in 10 different countries. As of yesterday, 5 November 2013, payments at three of these subsidiaries can be made in Bitcoin; in The Netherlands, Germany and Austria. From now on everyday food purchases can be payed in Bitcoin in these countries. The Dutch … Continue Reading arrow

Greater China Net Gold Import 1316 Tons YTD

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In September the mainland net imported 109 tons of gold from Hong Kong, down from 110 tons in August, – 1% m/m, year to date net import is 826 tons. Annualized mainland net import through Hong Kong is 1101 tons, a surge of 109 % as total import in 2012 was 525 tons. Note, the mainland … Continue Reading arrow

The Wall Street Code

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How A Quant Found Out The True Workings Of Stock Exchanges In my opinion the best TV program in the Netherlands is Tegenlicht, an excellent documentary series often about the abuses in the world of finance. Yesterday evening, yes I stayed home for this, the episode was about High Frequency Trading (HFT). Star of the … Continue Reading arrow

Professor Yu Yongding On Gold

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  • author Koos Jansen

Professor Yu Yongding is, in short, an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Editor-in-Chief, China and World Economy (1998- ), Member of Advisory Committee of National Planning of the National Development and Reform Committee of the PRC (2004- ), Member of Advisory Committee of Foreign Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC (2010- ), and he was,... Continue Reading arrow

Shanghai Gold Exchange Physical Delivery Week 43

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Physical gold withdrawn from the SGE vaults was 33 tons last weeks (21-10-2013/25-10-2013), down 18 % from a week earlier. Premiums also came down, on 21 October the price of gold (Au99.95) on the SGE was 0,8 % over the international price, on 25 October it was 0,09 %. This is remarkable because premiums in … Continue Reading arrow

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