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A First Glance At US Official Gold Reserves Audits

I probably missed this story because I didn't have a blog when this came out in 2011, but apparently the official gold reserves of the United States are being audited every year. I thought the last audit was done in 1974, based on information from the mainstream and alternative media; darn media! Though I haven’t been the only one who has ever been misinformed on this... Continue Reading

Dutch Youth Buying Goldbars

In the financial section of the biggest newspaper in The Netherlands, De Telegraaf, an article was published on March 22 about a growing Dutch population investing in physical gold; a young generation is becoming more aware of finance and is acting accordingly. This generation no longer chooses to save in saving accounts, but prefers to buy physical gold. "They see their... Continue Reading

Interview Jim Rickards On The Death Of Money

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 a half hours we fired questions at him. Below you can read the highlights of the... Continue Reading

Chinese Gold Demand 488 MT YTD, Up 29 %

Although  last week only 34 metric tonnes of gold were withdrawn from the vaults of the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE), down 6.52 % from the prior week, year to date there has been a staggering 488 metric tonnes withdrawn, up 29 % to compared to last year. Year to date demand will probably come on par with last year when we enter april, as withdrawals exploded in April 2013.... Continue Reading

In Gold We Trust Under Attack

Since a couple of months there have been several cyber attacks on this website. Often I have trouble reaching the server to write and publish articles, Wordpress (the software I use that manages my site) is very slow and all sorts of errors appear; drafts are deleted and certain functions in the software stop working. Drives me nuts. That's from the inside. From the outside,... Continue Reading

Guest Post: The Gold Market, Part 5

Written in the late nineties by James Orlin Grabbe. This is the last part of the series. Gold FRAs A gold forward rate agreement (FRA) is a contract whose payout depends on whether the market interest rate diverges from an agreed "contract rate". It is called a "forward rate" agreement, because the interest rate applies to a gold deposit or loan starting at some time period... Continue Reading

New York Federal Reserve Lying About Gold Storage?

There is about 6700 metric tonnes of gold stored 80 feet below street level on the bedrock of Manhattan, in the vaults of the New York Federal Reserve. None of this gold is owned by the New York Federal reserve, they are merely the custodians for the US treasury (that holds approximately 400 metic tonnes in NY), 60 sovereign countries and the IMF; completely free of charge!... Continue Reading

Week 10, SGE withdrawals 36 MT, 454 MT YTD

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 push the pice upwards. Throughout history gold has always... Continue Reading

Guest Post: The Gold Market, Part 4

Look in the side bar of this website for the first three parts. Written  by James Orlin Grabbe in the late nineties. Part 4 "There's been a bomb at the World Trade Center." We all looked over at Kelley, one of the gold traders. She was quoting the Telerate news ticker off the monitor on her desk. There was no further information. We then looked past Kelley, out the... Continue Reading

Chinese Gold Demand 418 Tonnes YTD, West Confused

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 the West there is still confusion about... Continue Reading

China’s Road To Secret Gold Accumulation

In august 2013 I published a translation from an article written by a Chinese gold commentator called Zhang Jie. In the article Zhang described how not only the US but also other western countries have been involved in manipulating the price of gold to control the international monetary system for decades. I suggest to read the full article - here are a few... Continue Reading

Interview Fabrice Drouin Ristori

Interview with Fabrice Drouin Ristori to get to know his views on economics, gold and where the global monetary system is heading.   What is your background? I am a French serial entrepreneur and investor. Prior to 2008 I developed companies in the internet sector and then, after selling one of these companies, I got interested in everything related to our... Continue Reading

India Imported 6125 Tonnes Of Silver In 2013

I'm glad you're able to read this post. This website has been suffering from many DDOS attacks in recent weeks that not only prevent people from reading my posts, additionally it makes it very hard for me to reach my own server to publish. I will try to figure out how to protect In Gold We Trust in cooperation with my web host to insure better service for my readers in the... Continue Reading
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