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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.

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
US Mint closes West Point, adding to American gold bullion coin shortage
COMEX Bombshell – Most eligible vaulted gold has nothing to do with COMEX
Bullion Bank Nightmare as LBMA-COMEX Spread Blows Up Again
LBMA and COMEX try to Reassure the Market – Twice in One Week

LBMA and COMEX try to Reassure the Market – Twice in One Week

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In the space of a week, the bullion bank dominated LBMA and CME(COMEX) in an air of panic, have issued not one, but two rushed out statements to try to placate the global gold market.

In the modern gold market this is unprecedented. While LBMA-CME claim that physical gold stocks in London and New York are at healthy levels, the reality is far more concerning.
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COMEX can’t find a 400 oz bar for its new 400 oz gold futures contract
LBMA colludes with the COMEX – To lockdown the global gold market?
In gold market coverage, Reuters confuses key points on demand, supply and pricing
Will Gold be the Last Man Standing as Perfect Storm hits Markets?

Will Gold be the Last Man Standing as Perfect Storm hits Markets?

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The turmoil engulfing financial markets is unprecedented in its breath and intensity. You might call it a perfect storm. In such an environment, no asset class has been immune. But will gold be the last man standing? Continue Reading arrow

Physical Gold Demand at Record Levels, Paper Gold Price Disconnect
China’s gold market not immune to a wider downturn

China’s gold market not immune to a wider downturn

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From quarantined cities to lower consumer demand, from reduced flight traffic to closed frontiers and boarders, the economic shock to the domestic Chinese gold market caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus should not be underestimated.

While we can't examine much live data from the Chinese gold market right now, we can review Chinese gold market activity up to the end of...
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German Government Escalates its War on Gold

German Government Escalates its War on Gold

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In a brazen attack on precious metals and economic freedom, the German government has just introduced draconian new rules on buying precious metals.

Brought in with zero evidence under the guise of money laundering prevention, short term it created panic gold buying by Germany’s population but long term it's a continuation of the all too familiar statist war against gold and...
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LBMA claims record amount of gold in London’s vaults
Quantum leap for banks as ABN AMRO questions gold price discovery
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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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
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

The Power of Gold in Times of Crisis

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History is replete with examples of gold being the ultimate asset in times of crisis and emergency, where time and time again, gold comes to the rescue and provides its holders with choice and freedom.

These crisis situations range from fiat currencies collapses, to gold buying safe passage across international borders, from periods in which gold can rescue an entire nation, to...
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Wag the Dog – The new COMEX and SGE Gold Contracts
LBMA needs reform to serve the physical precious metals market
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
Chinese gold imports – Better data, lower inflows, unanswered questions
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
Poland joins Hungary with Huge Gold Purchase and Repatriation
Mahathir’s Gold-backed Currency – Loose Talk or pan-Asian Plan?
The Fifth Wave: A new Central Bank Gold Agreement?

The Fifth Wave: A new Central Bank Gold Agreement?

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With the fourth Central Bank Gold Agreement (CBGA) about to expire in September, a relevant question now is will there be a fifth CBGA?

Devised by a cartel of western central banks, the first two CBGAs achieved what they had intended to i.e. provide cover over 1999 - 2008 to close off gold sales and loans that had taken place years before.

And as China, Russia and...
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Gold Price Breakout in Multiple Currencies

Gold Price Breakout in Multiple Currencies

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The gold price is now making new multi-year and all time highs in many of the world’s most important and most liquid fiat currencies, including the commodity currencies of the Canadian dollar and Australian dollar, and other major currencies such as the Swedish Krona, Singapore dollar, British pound and Euro.

A new multi-year high in US dollar gold is also a possibility right...
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Still Firing on all Cylinders: China’s Physical Gold Market
Pay-to-Play: LBMA shows contempt for the wider Gold and Silver markets
The only gold the US shows – A working vault at West Point

The only gold the US shows – A working vault at West Point

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On its sporadic visits to the US Mint’s bullion depository at West Point, New York, the attending media only ever sees a ‘working vault’ of about 3000 gold bars used as input into the Mint’s bullion coin minting programs.

This is despite the West Point Mint claiming to store 54 million ounces (135,000 gold bars) across 11 ‘deep storage’...
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Curse of the London Gold Fix strikes again as SocGen abandons ship
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