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India's Invincible Love Story With Gold

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Despite the government's ongoing efforts to cut gold imports - aimed at closing a widening current account deficit among other status-quo-questioning factors, the following brief clip from Bloomberg TV sums it all up perfectly - For this country of over one billion, "Gold is, was, and always wlll be... money." And now, following import bans and higher taxes, the government is considering restrictions on the holiest of holies - wedding gifts, and "legislating against love."

 

By trying to discourage gold-buying, India's government is trying to roll-back centuries of tradition ("and an abiding love for the world's only enduring currency") and has created a major black-market for the precious metal...

 

 

 

 


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Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:55 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Amerika loves IAPPS.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:56 | Link to Comment Mark Carney
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GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They got it

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:55 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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So... what's taking TPTB so long to get the war with Pakistan going?

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:13 | Link to Comment Dear Infinity
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Too busy being champagne socialists celebrating in Mercedez Benz. Soon the premiums will rise with the demise of New Years lies. Peasants despise oligarchs, guys.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:31 | Link to Comment Tippoo Sultan
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Only 22 karat will do, for a Maharani...

Adorn yourself.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 08:10 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Gold was once illegal in America for a short time.....but then again so was alcohol.

 

Supposedly we're suppose to be the beacon of freedom.

 

Did you guys get your mandatory health insurance yet? It's wicked expensive.....but it's also the law.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:33 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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Because their military is badass and it would be another war where the MIC would get their asses handed to them.  The US can't afford it, psychologically and monetarily.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:00 | Link to Comment 666
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They gotta punish the Indians because they're intelligent enough to know what real money is.

Sheesh!

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:04 | Link to Comment Lets Buy The Dip
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yup the elite are buying gold up by the ton, so they want it cheap. But look at the chart....wow. 
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What is taking my interest is GOLD CHART HERE => http://bit.ly/1arJATL

It seems, and I am taking a guess is that GOLD might be where you want to be in 2014, MONTHLY, WEEKLY, daily all starting to turn. Last time this happen OMG, we shot up like a gyfox night.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:06 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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Watch for Bollywood to start making films with women wearing Indian Rupees or dollar bills around their necks.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 03:55 | Link to Comment satoshi101
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Best comment today.

I think that India is fucked, a lot like Japan, too many USA economists telling them what to do, ... their currency is collapsing the solution is to BAN or STEAL the gold, ... fucking goes to show you that their nation is still a British fucking colony.

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INR is in fucking free-fall, and the people want GOLD, where have we seen this before? Think USA 1933,... or USA 1972

India will follow IMF(USA) advice, and fuck its own people and then a new government,

Question: Why is the CIZ engineering a ARAB spring in INDIA? Next to be China, its like the USA can't win, unless it brings it competitor nations to their knees.

You can be sure the OPPOSITION party in India that will SUPPORT GOLD is a CIA operative.

Classic CIA, create a problem and then offer a solution.

 

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 22:00 | Link to Comment PT
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I'll say it again.  (Sorry for boring those who have seen it before.  Feel free to beat me to it and say it for me) :  

They do not ban gold to stop it from coming into the country.  They ban gold so they can take it without paying for it.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 04:46 | Link to Comment Zero Point
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Gotta hand it to the Indians though. Centuries of different corrupt governments coming and going, various conquerers thrown in, and those guys still seem to have their mitts on it.

They must have some seriously shitty boats over there.

Can't say the same for China alledgedly... Apparently Chiang Kai Shek took shit loads of Chinese gold out with him to Taiwan, and then handed it over to the US as protection money.

Can't find the link for the handover to the US, but squint your eyes and read between the lines a little....

http://guanyu9.wordpress.com/2010/06/06/how-chiang-spirited-china%E2%80%...

I wonder if now, some deal has been made to reinstate that gold, and the effects are what we see now in price manipulation?

Who can say... certainly not this little black duck.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:53 | Link to Comment merizobeach
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There's apparently plenty of gold in Taiwan.  The premium above spot is as little as US$20/oz from the government bank.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:32 | Link to Comment Jannn
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MUST READ: Sun Zhaoxue: US Intends To Suppress Gold To Ensure Dollar’s Dominance

 

http://www.ingoldwetrust.ch/sun-zhaoxue-us-intends-to-suppress-gold-to-e...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 03:30 | Link to Comment 13thWarrior
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May I interest you in gold colored coins by Royal NSA Mint?

 

http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/classes/6.805/articles/money/nsamint/nsa...

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 22:26 | Link to Comment whatsinaname
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Little news from the ground in India - the Aam Aadmi Party (common man's party) is the biggest news and could shake the political scene significantly. If they succeed watch out China - although its going to take a long long time mending years of neglect and despair.

On the other hand the current Fin Minister keeps saying on the news that the country already has enough gold and India does not need anymore. Go figure !!

As far as the economy, there is a sharp slowdown in progress in the auto sector and a loss of confidence as well. No wonder the AAP and Arvind Kejriwal is being seen as a messiah of some sort. Time will tell..

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:52 | Link to Comment GVB
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When you zoom in, you can see the Bundesbank symbol on one of the bracelets

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:59 | Link to Comment isudas
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They are bangles not bracelets, and you are far more likely to find a swastika then a Bundesbank symbol as the swastika is a common Hindu symbol. (The Nazis reveresed it when they used the symbol for their own.)

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:13 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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No, they didn't reverse it: both a right turning and left turning swastika are ancient Hindu symbols.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 21:55 | Link to Comment Fred Hayek
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The true aryans.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 03:49 | Link to Comment TheLoveArtist
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Quite true the Swastika is a revered Buddhist symbol, I guess NIRVANA always was a place with no JEWS

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:55 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
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If only they'd follow their benevolent government's directives and put more money in the bank, or even in paper gold derivatives.  But no, they insist on preserving wealth across generations instead of being good citizens and recycling it or turning it over to the elites running the casinos that are the capital markets.  Inconsiderate unwashed heathen masses...

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:05 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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By the way, almost everyone in Kerala is literate. That's not a bunch of idiots standing in line to get in on the new jewellery store opening day deals - they know what's up...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 02:28 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Yeah, not fat ugly chicks beating each other up to get into Victoria's Secret and pay $50 for $3 worth of lace.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:44 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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So the Indian government tells you what gifts you cannot give at a wedding party, and the US government blows them up with missiles... And you wonder why the kids don't want to get married today.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:07 | Link to Comment akak
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If only they would also spend a bit of that gold to have somebody dig some latrines instead of shitting in their 'sacred' rivers and along most roadsides too.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 04:58 | Link to Comment Zero Point
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Man, I really don't get that shit. When I was a kid on the farm, we had an outhouse.

It was a real fancy one too, with a wooden box, and seat, and a pipe to carry off (alledgedly) the smells. Even had a moon shape carved in the door.

Is that some kind of hi tech state secret, how to build those?

Fuck me, I used to dig one for big family camps, until chemical toilets made it all a bit easier.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 05:11 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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more than a thousand years after Romans had heated baths & sewers, England still had none.
Just goes to show...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:54 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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Maybe they are sewing it into their clothes....

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 05:08 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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pretty sure India took that to the next level. http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/66968000/jpg/_66968095_comp624.jpg

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:53 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Wouldn't that be a trip if India's government got toppled over the right to own gold.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:13 | Link to Comment garypaul
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I am absolutely certain that is what will happen if the government tries to interfere with this tradition. They'll all be strung up the very same day, not even the next day. You can push a people up to a certain rubicon limit, and for Indians this is it.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 07:17 | Link to Comment KickIce
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That's nothing, imagine if they confiscated i-products or TVs over here.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:14 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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It happened here in '33.  For what it's worth, we lost.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:54 | Link to Comment NIHILIST CIPHER
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The Indian people learned their lesson the hard way, that's why they must have zee gold. The population of India owns more gold than the IMF, US, EUROZONE and CHINA combined. That many people can't be wrong.  

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:12 | Link to Comment saltedGold
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But imagine their shock when they find out they can't eat it! They need to hand their gold over to the banks where it belongs... it's tradition!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 03:58 | Link to Comment rsh00
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It may be genetic. Honestly...I'm an indian...and when I saw the kind of gold on the bride, my mouth literally was watering. Go figure.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:33 | Link to Comment N2OJoe
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I have a feeling when you live in a mud hut in the jungle, you're not too worried about finding things to eat when your financial system goes down.

 The royalty on the other hand... yeah they might starve.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:57 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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If the people of India love the barbarous relic then they must be barbarous.

<The proof is that they think Gold is money. The poor fools.>

/sarc

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:58 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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Off topic: interesting note of "there is no inflation", was just at Target, and their large boxes of baby wipes that used to be 9 to a box, is now only 8 to a box. Funny yet, is they are still trying to use up their 9 pack size boxes, so the 8 packs are packaged awkwardly. Oh and no, the price isn't lower for less.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:19 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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It's a kind of "hedonic" adjustment: in this case the babies won't be eating as much so they won't need as many diapers.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:00 | Link to Comment JustObserving
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The NSA collects 13.5 billion pieces of intelligence from India every month.  That is enough to blackmail all the corrupt financial bureaucrats into obeying the Fed's commands.

Seymour Hersh reported that the former Prime Minister of India, Morarji Desai, was a CIA asset and on its payroll.  Morarji Deasi sued in a US court and lost.

Indians know that they cannot trust the fiat money of their corrupt bureaucrats.  So they have always owned gold and they own about 20,000 tons and probably more.

 

Among the BRICS group of emerging nations, which featured quite high on the list of countries targeted by the secret surveillance programs of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for collecting telephone data and internet records, India was the number one target of snooping by the American agency.

 

the NSA managed to pick so much data from India — 13.5 billion pieces of information in just one month — especially from its telephone networks

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-among-top-targets-of-spying-by-nsa/article5157526.ece


Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:03 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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india was buying 800 tonnes per year in the 90's so I think 20k tonnes is a conservative number

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:30 | Link to Comment KickIce
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Blackmail, the true mission of the NSA.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:02 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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the more they restrict the more the demand.   how much longer before the physical demand empties western vaults

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:04 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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the india gubbermint should ban religion while they're at it. [/sarc.]

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:08 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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Does the government of India want an uprising on their hands ?

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:11 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
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Tradition!

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:13 | Link to Comment shepherd
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One should hardly ever take India as a role model to follow in anything.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:13 | Link to Comment akak
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Well, the Indians ARE pretty good at consistently pissing off the Pakistanis, and that has to count for something.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 01:11 | Link to Comment Alternative
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Yeah, why doesn't their gubermint send them to chase cave dwellers somewhere, like it does us, decent white yolk?

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:11 | Link to Comment maskone909
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That broad had prob 100k plus gold around her neck

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 21:02 | Link to Comment Rubbish
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I think the stuff is pretty thin. This would set you back 20K.  12 oz.

 

https://www.kotharijewelry.com/product_detail.php?product_id=756

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:27 | Link to Comment JustObserving
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Indians pay at least 15% more than International prices for gold.  They should get rid of their corrupt politicians and bureaucrats that kowtow to the Fed.

In 2012, Indians paid only 2% or 3% more than international prices.

Indians would buy 50% more if they paid international prices for gold.

Indians, strike a blow for your financial freedom and against cavity searches of your diplomats, by buying gold and silver.

Gold in India is now at a 15 per cent premium to international prices. Just last year, you coughed up only a 2-3 per cent premium.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/investment-world/gold-the-new-rules-for-investing/article5229128.ece

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 21:49 | Link to Comment satoshi101
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In the last few years the INDIAN currency, has lost 1/2 its value, ... relative to USD,

Ergo, what's 15% tax, when you preserve your wealth? Even at 50% tax,  it would be worth buying gold assuming the INR collapse trend to continue.

 

The real issue is why is the INR being destroyed internally? Why is it worlthless? Perhaps they need to be more like the USA and get out there and kill 100's of millions of people and get the INR strong again. R E S P E C T, comes from killing people. Strong currency, means strong mililtary government, welcome to the New World Order.

 

What about the ZAR( south africa ), what is has their gold policy been during the collapse of their currency (ZAR)?? I suspect that most are so poor its a non-issue, that said, there lots of INDIAN's living in Africa.

 

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:20 | Link to Comment DiggerUK
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Don't get it do you......by banning imports of gold it saves much needed fx for the Indian government. The smuggling will take care of wedding presents......This is something the Indians have been good at for centuries....Calm down dears, it's a non story.

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Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:32 | Link to Comment A. Magnus
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What, you mean all those call centers that US companies outsource to in India aren't a source of revenue for the government there?

And you NEVER explained how a poor Indian farmer owning gold somehow drains his country's foreign exchange reserves. Non-sequitors do not an argument make...

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 22:30 | Link to Comment DiggerUK
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The farmer paying for gold bought from the village jeweller in rupees does not affect fx, but if the gold is imported then an fx transaction has to be made.

Smuggled gold does not go through normal channels of fx exchange, so is neither here nor there for the rupee.

Money for call centres run for overseas firms is good for Indian currency.

It's a non story, the real story is how a tiger economy has become  lame, that's the big issue .

..._

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:25 | Link to Comment gwar5
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Less for India is more for China.

Inflation rate in india as reported is abouut 7.5%. Criminal for politicians to keep people from protecting themselves from stupid people.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:36 | Link to Comment realWhiteNight123129
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Gold in bullion form is not money, it is a commodity, though it is still a form of store of value pegged to other commodities. Gold can not rise if other commodities are lower.Gold can not plunge if other commodities rise widely.

Gold is not a currency and never was. Gold was money, it is not today until mints re-open, but it still keeps its store of value component. Currencies are created against either money or credit, Currencies can fail when backed by rotten credit when the central bank can not print money (Cyprus today, Gold standard in the past). Gold can not fail as a store of value it can only fluctuate against stronger or weaker currencies.

 

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 21:31 | Link to Comment BigJim
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 Gold in bullion form is not money, it is a commodity

Oh really? And how many other 'commodities' have an annual stock:flow ratio of ~ 70:1?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:37 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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Do you write just to read yourself?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 05:00 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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gold or silver by known weight & purity have always been currency since being discovered.
Your history education is poorly lacking.

Money is currency.

It's only a very recent change in history, an aberration that will not last, that something is forced to be used as currency that isn't actually money, with money available. Tally sticks being the other aberration but without enough of ANYTHING to use, gold, copper, silver, I guess you do what you have to do.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:33 | Link to Comment Johnny Cocknballs
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They'd be better off falling in love with non-gmo seeds and fertilizer.  Gold is a great store of value in a recession or depression. Along with realty  -one of the best.

But for the millions of dirt poor, even a severe recession means a breakdown in basic services and no one for miles will want anything but food and water.

But it might be a lot worse than a severe recession - it might be hyperinflation masked by global war.

 

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 22:16 | Link to Comment PT
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Yep.  The first step to protecting your gold is making sure you don't get hungry.
The second step, if you can, is making sure your neighbours don't get hungry.  (else it might be easier if you have no neighbours ...) 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 04:59 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Hmm, what about eating yer neighbors?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 04:40 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:41 | Link to Comment lordbyroniv
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These statists are totally out of control.

Who the fuck do they think they are?

I swear, I wish people started hanging these mother fuckers already.

Tiring shit.

 

 

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:03 | Link to Comment Save_America1st
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They...will...fail...

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:19 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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They would be in a better position if they declared they were gonna base the rupee on gold and get it over with.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:40 | Link to Comment Conax
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Foreign reserves, trade imbalances, it's all bullshit.

They got orders from the west, stifle the gold imports or else.

They're trying, boss!

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:56 | Link to Comment wiseindian
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Coming from that side of the world I can attest to the following:

1) Yes we are obsessed with gold, however not all of that obsession comes from a righteously placed sense of security in gold vs. fiat currency. A significant amount of the obsession comes from having a caste and class system and therefore the social necessity to flaunt opulence in a way that distinguishes you from the lower class or caste, as the case may be. So dangling gold in every fashionable way at every event is a tradition deeply rooted in a class-based society and we leave no stone unturned in making distinctions and showing our wealth (thus stature) compared to others. There is a shallow sense of materialism there but the obvious unintended side effect is it leads to a balance against blind faith in paper.

2) Gold is not just about ownership. It is also about forced asset transfers from parent to child. India has a dowry system. Leaving aside the moral hazards of dowry (spousal abuse, bride burning, suicides by indebted parents racked by poverty, girl infanticides etc..) dowry typically involves not just hard cash and other assets but also a significant amount of gold that needs to be sent with the bride after the wedding. So instead of the taxman or a bankster or the gubmint after your gold, it is the in-laws that will chase you to hell to get that last coin they feel should have come with the bride. This leads to parents "investing" in gold because by the time the girl is of maritable age (somewhere between 12 and 25 depending on region/culture), the parents better be ready with the pot of gold that goes with their girl.

3) Just because India is deemed to be progressive, doesn't mean #1 and #2 do not apply to socially progressive megapolis cities such as Mumbai or New Delhi. In fact it continues to be very prevalent in those places as well. After all, that's where the rich are the richest and will continue to outdo each other in ownership of precious metals. Government clampdowns have been tried before. This isn't the first time. It won't be the last. And it won't make a damned difference in a country where tradition (good and bad) has found a way to survive domestic and foreign onslaughts over centuries.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:48 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Excellent comment, thank you.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 02:56 | Link to Comment PrecipiceWatching
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Fascinating.

The best Posts are those you learn from.

Thank you.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 02:56 | Link to Comment Seeking Aphids
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Thanks for the post...very informative. I would add that the government efforts merely reinforce the average Indian's view that their government can't be trusted and that they should invest in gold rather than rupees......

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 06:31 | Link to Comment Curiously_Crazy
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Tremendous information. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers

Edit to add: Looking forward to playing you blokes in the cricket next time. We've been whipping the Poms arses so the next season looks promising :)

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:36 | Link to Comment wiseindian
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Yeah I was in Tasmania last week and watched the Boxing Day test on TV while there ... poor Poms can't catch a break. Batsmen from hell. Playing us shouldn't be that hard either. Green team right now. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:16 | Link to Comment misnomer00
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Very well written. I could not have written it better.

Even in Indian metros, where quite a good % of educated families do not believe in dowry (maybe 5-10% of population, very rough estimate), the bride has to be, HAS TO BE, gifted gold jewellery, even if grooms need not be.

FYI do you know the average price of real estate in Mumbai - 0.6 mil INR for 700 square feet of residential RE

The average income PA would be 400,000 INR (im on the higher side here). 15:1 ratio. 

Im being very conservative, 25:1 is more realistic, although 15:1 itself is crazy. and im talking about a shitty apartment, not even a house..

 

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 21:06 | Link to Comment Fix It Again Timmy
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Well, it's just a case of India's government sucking bankers cocks.  You would think that they would know better...

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 22:14 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
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They think it's going to get them membership in the club (they've probably been told that).  What they don't realize is that it's a junior, restricted membership that requires them to clean the clubhouse toilets, park the senior members' cars, wait the tables and clean-up after the hookers leave and the coke and Bolinger's all gone.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 21:43 | Link to Comment satoshi101
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2 currency's have died against the USD, the INR and ZAR,

The AUD, and JPY are still holding ok,

So the Indians ( INR ) want to preserve their wealth with GOLD? Why the fuck not?

***

This is fight club, this is ZH, why are we not talking about the root problem, here rather than the symptoms?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:41 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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And please, what are the symptoms?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 03:27 | Link to Comment satoshi101
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The symptom is this article, the reason the pandemic of GOLD is that the INR is down 50%,

The talk of GOLD is just a symptom of their currency collapse.

Let's talk currency collapse the why and how, ... INR, ZAR, and tomorrow JPY/AUD, ... and then on to other non AAA paper.

The almighty USD will soon do the same and from will be $5k gold.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:38 | Link to Comment NOTfromSanFrancisco
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"The almighty USD will soon do the same and from will be $5k gold."

Good... One ounce will still be about one month's mortgage payment I reckon...

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 04:14 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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Depends. There's a lot of shadow inventory for housing & if it comes to market that would shove down mortgages & rents considerably, but the area in question will determine how much as people aren't so mobile, being poor, or may become homeless & die in the cold before this comes on the market, leaving the buyer-crowd smaller.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 22:13 | Link to Comment misnomer00
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AUD goes to 60 cents for the dollar bro.. INR maybe 80 per USD. its starting..

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 23:14 | Link to Comment Luckhasit
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The holist of holies?  Nothing pisses of Krishna off more.  Expect a tag team of him and Shiva the Destroyer.  

AKA the populace will continue to vacuum up gold. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:09 | Link to Comment One And Only
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Look at the still of the video before pushing play.

WTF happened to her hands?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:42 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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Henna.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:18 | Link to Comment eucalyptus
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Isn't most indian jewlery out of 22k or 20k and not 14-16k like western gold jewlery is made out of?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 06:50 | Link to Comment e_goldstein
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Some 22 kt (91.6%), but mostly 24 kt gold in India, and a lot of those intricate bracelets, necklaces and earrings are composed of 1 gram parts.

18 kt (75%) in Europe, because they've been putting up with the bankster's bullshit for centuries.

14 kt (58%) in Amerika. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 00:55 | Link to Comment boeing747
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I think Swiss has more golds than India or USSA has. Most of Indian golds already moved to UK hundreds years ago.

 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 01:03 | Link to Comment kicksroute66
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Indian ppl are hideous.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 02:15 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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Ain't nothing like a pretty Indian girl.  Those almond eyes, they don't need makeup because of their skin tone.  Oh my!

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 03:56 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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That's what, about 0.0003% of the population?

Denmark, Brazil, Canada... I'll take the cornucopia of hot girls for the win, thanks.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 02:31 | Link to Comment dunce
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Most marriages in India are arranged by the families and love has little to do with it, dowries are a very large consideration.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 02:58 | Link to Comment devo
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lol @ governments

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 06:40 | Link to Comment Izznogood
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Latest news directly from BBC World: Potentially huge deposits of gold have been found in - Ireland ...

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 08:50 | Link to Comment BidnessMan
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Lots of Rainbows in Ireland. Long Leprechauns!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 10:45 | Link to Comment Sufiy
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GATA: China Gold Chief Confirms Gold Price Suppression by U.S.

GATA provides one more piece to our puzzle with Gold manipulation picture in place.

 

http://sufiy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/gata-china-gold-chief-confirms-gold....

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:56 | Link to Comment DosZap
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India will follow IMF(USA) advice, and fuck its own people and then a new government,

 

The Indian Gvt will play HELL getting their peoples GOLD,there will be a Gov't change faster than you san say Jack Shit.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:26 | Link to Comment supermaxedout
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If India would have not been stopped buying gold, then they would have not stopped before they had bought all the gold in the world. Their thurst for gold is unsatiable. The same accounts for the Chinese mentality as well as the the rest of Asia including the gold loving Arabs. But  also the Western people love gold.

1) gold is money. And money is power.  So gold is always a politicum.

2) Gold is beauty. The whole mankind loves gold. Its is an essential  of the human culture. You have to give gold in exchange for a woman ot vice versa. Or golden rings are exchanged at the wedding ceremony, etc, etc. This said, it is clear that there exists a  mass market for gold in all cultural hemispheres.

So till now there existed only two markets for gold.

1)The market were gold is a politicum

2 The market where gold is part of the culture

When the price for gold is high, then the broad world population is excluded from gold. When the price is going down sales of gold into the public is rising.

Presently the situation is as follows in my opinion:

The power elite of the West did not manage to kill golds role as a monetary asset. This is  clearly indicated by many, many facts. Number one fact is, that Central Banks increased their gold holdings during the past years. Plus China and Russia see gold as an instrument to diminish the role of the US Dollar. 

Indias currency was overvalued in comparison to gold. Thats why it was cheap for the Indians to buy gold and this is what they did. Now the US/UK attacked sucessfully the Indian currency Rupee to bring down its value and this had catastrophic consequences for the Indian economy. India was blackmailed by the US to hinder its surging gold imports otherwise the Rupee would have been completely torn apart, making all Rupees quite worthless.

But the US/UK can not kill gold because there is a dilemma. If the Western Central Banks would sell all their gold they would give up all their  power. Without gold a central bank is nothing. At least this is the situation today . And the funny thing is if the Central Banks would sell all their gold at once it would drive down the price but not for long. Because all of the gold would be sucked up by the gold loving world population. Everybody would stack at bargain prices. That is clear,  simply because their is no alternative for the cultural function of gold. Or what is the beauty of bitcoin?

But since gold is, besides the US Dollar, the most important asset in finance it would be a very hazardous game for the Central Banks to go away from gold. Especially when observing what the US government is doing with the Dollar. So the Central Banks are not going to sell their gold because it is presently their last anchor of stabilitry when worst comes to worst which is a US Dollar collapse.

However, it should be noted, that scientific developemnts of the recent years have opened up a third market for gold.  This is a very new development which is just now slowly transformed into products and industrial processes. But this market is going to become very huge in my opinion.

The Third Market for Gold: Gold as a Chemical Catalysator

follow these links to find out  that the industrial future for gold has already started:

Gold hits its golden age as a high-tech material

https://www.llnl.gov/news/aroundthelab/2012/Aug/ATL-082212_gold.html

 

Chemists go for gold

http://sciencewatch.com/articles/led-thomson-reuters-citation-laureates-...

 

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