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Supply and Demand Report: 5 Oct





How much higher can the dollar go? Betting on the Fed’s paper has been one helluva speculation... Read on for the supply and demand fundamentals of gold and silver.

 
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The Credit Gradient





The Fed causes a perverse outcome: gorging corporations and dehyradted startups.

 
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How Can the State Bank of India Pay Interest in Gold?





The Tirumala Tirupati Temple in India has deposited gold, and is getting paid interest in gold. Why is no one else paying interest in gold?

 
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Like Dripping Silver Icicles





Notice the “icicles” dripping all over the place? They occur at different times of the day. What are they? Each one is a brief but dramatic price drop.

 
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Silver Headfake Report: 22 June, 2014





Something extraordinary occurred this week. The Fed made a routine announcement. Fireworks began the next day. In 6 hours, the price of silver skyrocketed by 5%.

 
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Barclays Caught Red Handed Manipulating Gold





It was all over the news last week, both mainstream and gold sites. Barclays was caught manipulating the gold price. This story is a big deal to the gold community.

 
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The End (of the Silver Fix) Is Nigh





One allegation about price manipulation was made by the German regulator BaFin. That proves it, right? Not so fast.

 
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Supply and Demand Report: 11 May





We are not going to lament the folly of traders nor comment on the unemployment data. We watch the dynamic between price setters and the speculators trying to front run them.

 
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Gold and Silver Speculation





There is a stark difference between the states of the markets for the monetary metals. The number of open futures contracts in gold is low, while in silver it’s high. What does it mean?

 
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Gold Arbitrage and Backwardation Part III (Gold as a Commodity)





Gold is a tangible commodity. It's a material good that can be held in the hand, bought and sold--and warehoused. You have to understand warehousing to understand the gold market.

 
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Supply and Demand Report 9 Mar





Everyone knows the dollar is unstable, and falls alarmingly over long periods. And yet we still presume to use this paper to measure the value of gold! Amazing.

 
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Supply and Demand Report 16 Feb





The dollar dropped a lot this week, though most would say gold and silver spiked. Gold owners have 4% more dollars and silver owners have 7.4% more. How much less are those dollars worth?

 
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Gold Arbitrage and Backwardation Part II (the Lease Rate)





In this part, we look at the question: Is gold a currency? Professor Tom Fischer answers, “Yes, gold is a currency with the symbol XAU”.

 
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Bitcoin, Gold, and the Quantity of Money





The linear Quantity Theory of Money holds that if more units of a currency are issued, then the value of each unit should fall. Bitcoin was designed with this idea in mind. It's a fatal flaw.

 
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