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Ronan Manly

Ronan Manly

Ronan Manly is a precious metals analyst with BullionStar whose blogs
often cover current themes including what's going on in the
London gold market and the gold activities of central banks.

In low key move, Singapore’s central bank adds 26 tonnes to it’s gold reserves
Bullion Banksters pay $50 million to Get Out of Jail Free
Amid ongoing hyperinflation, gold shines as money in Venezuela
Swiss pressure against UAE gold imports causes sharp rebuttal from Dubai
Poland accelerates gold buying: Plans to purchase 100 tonnes during 2022
Indian Central Bank Accumulating Large Quantities of Gold almost under the Radar
Central Bank Digital Currencies – A Future of Surveillance and Control
Can Corporate Treasurers Afford to Ignore Palantir’s Gambit on Gold?
Afghanistan’s gold at the New York Fed: 1,731 old bars held since 1939
British Requests for $3 billion in US Treasury Gold – The Trigger that Closed the Gold Window
Gold Price Smash in Paper – But Physical Demand on Fire

Gold Price Smash in Paper – But Physical Demand on Fire

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As COMEX gold trading opened for the week on Sunday 8 August, while New York, London, Singapore and Tokyo were all closed, huge volumes of selling hit the market to take down the gold price.

Who were the sellers and who did they represent, and does this intervention have central bank involvement?

While a price smash in the paper gold and silver markets may fool Wall...
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Brazil’s Central Bank refuses to answer any questions about its Gold Reserves
The Saga Continues: Venezuela’s 31 tonnes of seized gold at the Bank of England
Has Macron’s call for new IMF Gold Sales been slapped down?
Thai central bank leads pack, buying 90 tonnes of gold over April and May
In Ongoing Saga, Dubai Stands its Ground with the LBMA

In Ongoing Saga, Dubai Stands its Ground with the LBMA

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Following LBMA threats against the Dubai gold market last November, the DMCC executive chairman had the courage to point out the hypocrisy of the LBMA’s position.

While this criticism of the LBMA has continued into 2021, now Dubai & the UAE are also fighting back with proactive gold market initiatives that could see UAE become an even bigger competitor to London.
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Central banks operating in stealth at the heart of the London Gold Market
Russia lines up new Gold Buying through its Sovereign Wealth Fund

Russia lines up new Gold Buying through its Sovereign Wealth Fund

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With the imminent arrival of the massive Russian sovereign wealth fund, the National Wealth Fund, as a new gold buyer in addition to the firepower of Russia's central bank, it now looks like Russia is upping the stakes in it's grand game of geo-political and monetary chess. Indeed a game of 4D chess that uses golden pieces. Continue Reading arrow

LBMA misleads Silver Market with False Claims about Record Silver Stocks
LBMA acknowledges “Buying Frenzy” in Silver Market and silver shortage Fears

LBMA acknowledges “Buying Frenzy” in Silver Market and silver shortage Fears

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A new report on investment silver from the LBMA is surprising in that it acknowledges the Silver Squeeze movement as having made a profound impact on silver ETF and bar and coin demand, and also startlingly admits that there were real concerns in February that London would run out of silver if ETF demand remained at an elevated level. Continue Reading arrow

Hungarian central bank boosts its gold reserves by 3000% in less than 3 years
Scotia Sells its COMEX NY Vault, in Slow Motion Exit from Gold and Silver Markets
Orwellian CFTC, which ignored years of silver price manipulation, now going after Reddit Apes
Twilight Zone as ETF Provider Warns Buying Silver will Harm Hedge Funds and Large Banks
#SilverSqueeze hits London as SLV warns of Limited Available Silver Supply
“Houston, we have a Problem”: 85% of Silver in London already held by ETFs.
The Silver Squeeze vs Wall Street Corruption

The Silver Squeeze vs Wall Street Corruption

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In unprecedented fashion, a #SilverSqueeze movement has rapidly grown to take on the financial establishment in the 'paper' silver markets of London and New York.

But if it is to have any chance of success, this #SilverSqueeze movement must attack the Achilles heel of the bullion banks. That Achilles heel is the availability of physical silver.
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Dawn of Bitcoin price discovery 2009 – 2011: The very early Bitcoin exchanges
The Staggering Levels of Real “Inflation-Adjusted” Gold and Silver Prices
Behind the Headlines of Record Gold Stocks in London Vaults
2020: Stellar year for bullion coin sales by the major national Mints

2020: Stellar year for bullion coin sales by the major national Mints

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2020 was a remarkably strong year for gold and silver bullion coins sales by the US Mint, Perth Mint and Royal Canadian Mint.

Gold sales increased by a massive 500% at the US Mint and more than doubled at the Perth Mint and Royal Canadian Mint. Silver sales doubled at the US Mint while the Perth Mint boosted silver sales by 42%.
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As 2020 comes to a close, Gold and Silver record best year since 2010
GLD 10-K omits BoE gold holdings data, GLD CFO left 1 day before financial year-end
In Delusional Push, LBMA Threatens to Blacklist Entire Gold Trading Centres
QE and Stimulus set to continue even with a Trump win

QE and Stimulus set to continue even with a Trump win

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If the US presidential election is contested, appealed, and its outcome challenged, this will create near term market uncertainty, volatility and unrest. But whoever the victor, Fed QE and US government stimulus spending will continue, amid the associated destruction of the dollar and economy. All of which is gold price positive. Continue Reading arrow

Guest Post: Robert Pringle’s Comments on the 1999 UK Gold Sales
Revolving Door at the SPDR Gold Trust – 6 CFOs since 2014
Planned in Advance by Central Banks – A 2020 System Reset
Deutsche trader under DoJ prosecution, was a long time director of London Gold and Silver Fixings
London gold vault Bait-and-Switch as LBMA prepares bigger changes
LBMA-COMEX collusion intensifies as CME approves 267 LBMA gold and silver bar brands
GLD continues to source gold at the Bank of England, at an escalating rate
The Sustainability of this Gold Bull Market compared to 2011
Gold and Silver Roar Higher: The Canaries in the Coal Mine
Rising gold prices attract global and local attention, including in Vietnam
COMEX New York vaults add 730 tonnes of gold since the end of March
Central banker Musical Chairs at the LBMA – Fed exits, Banque de France joins
The Curious Case of COMEX Gold Deliveries in April and June
Amid London gold turmoil, HSBC taps Bank of England for GLD gold bars
LBMA Gold Price benchmark ignoring market conditions, short-changing investors
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