Category: Gold

10
Jan
2012

Infographic: $8.5 Trillion Bullion vs. $750 Trillion Derivatives

 

Infographic from Number Sleuth.

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02
Nov
2011

Reuters Interview with Mark O’Byrne, Director of GoldCore

Reuters interviews Mark O’Byrne of GoldCore about the outlook for investor demand for gold, and the best way to own gold today.

You can read the interview here.

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08
Sep
2011

Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev: If you’re looking for bubbles, don’t look at gold coins

Dr. Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, Head of Research with St Columbanus AG, member of the investment committee of GoldCore and the adjunct lecturer in finance in Trinity College, Dublin.

Of all asset classes in today’s markets, gold is unique. And for a number of reasons.*

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26
Jul
2011

Gold: Independent Money

Contributing editor to Money Week, Dominic Frisby, has just released an excellent video – ‘Gold: Independent Money’.

A picture paints a thousand words and a video hundreds of thousands of words and this is a very informative video about our modern monetary system, fiat currencies and gold. It shows how fiat money has led to wars, massive debt, social inequality, economic bubbles, rampant consumerism, and environmental destruction.

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18
Jul
2011

Irish Public Can See Gold Bullion Bar at Trinity Science Exhibition

 Irish people have a rare opportunity to get within touching distance and see a gold bullion bar at the Trinity Science Exhibition. The ‘Elements: The Beauty of Chemistry’ exhibition opened on Friday in the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and runs from July 15th until September 23rd.

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04
Jan
2011

GoldCore Launch ‘GoldNomics’ Video to Educate about Gold

GoldCore has just launched an interesting and informative video – ‘GoldNomics’ – in order to help further educate the public internationally about gold.

* ‘GoldNomics’ conveys gold’s historical and continuing importance

* Gold’s extreme rarity, liquidity & safe haven status explained

* Video uses music, images, facts and quotations to show how gold is a proven store of value throughout history and an important diversification today

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19
Nov
2009

A Minskian roadmap to the next gold mania

Selected highlights of the latest  ‘Popular Delusions’ note from Société Générale’s Dylan Grice:

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30
Oct
2009

Paul Tudor Jones ♥ Gold

Gold bugs of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your exposure to fiat currencies.

Or so says leading hedgie and Wall Street throw back Paul Tudor Jones, who in his latest missive to investors has gone soft at the knees for the yellow metal:

"I have never been a gold bug. It is just an asset that, like everything else in life, has is time and place. And now is that time."

Rousing stuff indeed.

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06
Oct
2009

Robert Fisk and Australian Central Bankers Push Gold To $1,040/oz

Gold has surpassed its all time record high ($1,033/oz) of some 18 months ago today, and surged to a new record nominal high over $1,040/oz this morning. The reasons for gold’s new record historic high and likely continuing strength in the coming months are the same fundamental factors that have been driving the gold market higher in recent months.

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20
May
2009

Beware of Exchange Trade Funds (ETFs) Bearing Gold

Gold Bullion Unique as No Counterparty Risk

Gold is unique among asset classes as it is the only asset class not dependent on the performance of auditors, management, corporations, financial institutions, banks, politicians and governments. Nor should physical gold be dependent on the performance of trustees, custodians and or sub custodians.  Gold does not depend on the performance and health of the wider economy and as importantly when you buy gold in its physical form there is no third party liability or credit risk. Or at least there should not be. Gold has an intrinsic value in and of itself that is not contingent on someone else’s or some entities performance or mere promise to pay. Thus, gold in its physical form is still the ultimate form of financial insurance. This is why every major central bank in the world still maintains a significant portion of their reserves in gold bullion and many, such as the Chinese, are now increasing their gold bullion reserves.

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