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Economics/Politics | Making Cents
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Next move in gold will be big, Hinde Capital’s Davies tells King World News

Next move in gold will be big, Hinde Capital’s Davies tells King World News

Dear Friend of gata.org and Gold:

As currency debasement increases, gold will be the only collateral to survive in the world financial system, Hinde Capital CEO Ben Davies tells King World News today. Government intervention against gold will be overwhelmed by the market at some point, Davies says, and the market seems short right now. His gold price target for the next move is. … Well, it’s a big target, so why spoil the fun? An excerpt from the interview is posted at the King World News blog here: Ben Davies – This Move In Gold Will Take It To $2,400 -$2,500

Cramer video says buy gold! We agree however we do not trust ETF’s.

Cramer video says buy gold! We agree however we do not trust ETF’s. Buy the metal and have it in your posession.
Watch Cramers Video here:

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11710595/1/cramer-transcript-golds-next-rally.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEN

China Overtakes India as Top Gold Consumer

China Overtakes India as Top Gold Consumer

“LONDON—China took over from India as the world’s top consumer of gold in the first quarter of this year, cementing expectations that China will be the dominant buying force in the gold market in 2012, the World Gold Council said Thursday.
Indian gold demand dropped 19% on the year in the first three months of 2012, to 207.6 metric tons. The domestic gold sector was rattled by strikes following the announcement of new taxes on the gold trade and weakness in the Indian rupee made dollar-denominated gold more expensive for Indian buyers.In contrast Chinese gold demand rose 7% in the same period, to 255.2 tons, according to the WGC.Between them, China and India accounted for 54% of global gold demand in the first quarter.”

Read More Here : China Overtakes India as Top Gold Consumer

Turk – Expect Tremendous Chaos, Europe Deteriorating Rapidly

Turk – Expect Tremendous Chaos, Europe Deteriorating Rapidly

“When asked about the decline in gold and silver, Turk responded, “It depends on how you look at it, Eric. The decline looks worse in dollars than euros because the euro itself has been declining against the dollar. But here is another way of looking at it.

When crude oil was $107 a barrel a few weeks ago, with gold at $1650, a barrel of crude oil cost 2 grams of gold. Now with crude oil at $94 and gold at $1550, a barrel of oil only costs 1.9 gold grams. So, by owning gold, your purchasing power over the last few weeks increased by 5% versus oil.

Admittedly, one would have done better if they were holding dollars, but who wants all that risk? You have to find a safe bank to place those dollars, and then be guaranteed that the Fed is not going to launch QE3. You would also need to be guaranteed that the federal government is going to drastically shrink its deficits. ”

Read More Here: Turk – Expect Tremendous Chaos, Europe Deteriorating Rapidly

Fickle gold and silver prices – a pragmatist’s viewpoint

Fickle gold and silver prices – a pragmatist’s viewpoint
“For whatever reason gold and silver prices have been falling recently, but this may be irrelevant in the long term scheme of things”

“Overall it would appear to the pragmatic observer that gold and silver are not through their bull runs yet as the global financial turmoil is far from over. The current gold (and silver) price hiatus is because many see the Eurozone crisis, which is the most newsworthy at the moment, as deteriorating further, but those fleeing it financially are putting their trust in the US dollar rather than gold. Given the U.S.’s own economic problems, which are neatly being hidden from public perception in the runup to this year’s Presidential election, this has to be a pretty shortsighted viewpoint and will surely come to an end before too long. When it does both gold and silver will likely resume their overall upwards trend – but probably not as rapidly as the major gold and silver bulls would have you believe.”

Read more here: Fickle gold and silver prices – a pragmatist’s viewpoint

The Gold GroundHog Grind

The Gold GroundHog Grind
We Highly recommend you read this one…

“A very important objective change has taken place in the gold market. Its price is not moving above the resistance established in the 1600 to 1900 wide berth range. Its price is not moving below support in the same wide permitted range. When the gold price has approached the 1800 level recently, all manner of naked soldiers emerge with imaginary swords to whack the price down, to bring it under heel. The ruse has a high cost in the real world though, as the gold cartel has been forced to shed an enormous supply of gold as punishment for each naked short episode. The opponents to fraudulent controlled manipulated markets have emerged in force to respond. They fight from the East. They fight for a fair and equitable market.

They are poking holes in the floor of the syndicate helm where legs fall through. Demand for the gold core has become acute with pitched battles. The financial press reports none of it. In desperation, the cartel has conducted regular and routine raids of the Exchange Traded Funds, using shorted shares as the ticket at the rear dock window to cart off gold bars. What a corrupted bill of lading. Meanwhile, the major gold suppliers from mine output appear to be on the defensive or actually on the ropes. The deficit in silver only punctuates the precious metals shortage, as investment demand ramps up. The dutiful lapdog press prefers to tell the story of reduced jewelry demand, without noting how it emphatically signals the powerful bull market. The stories rely on the public being poor students of history. Still, the underlying forces behind the Gold & Silver bull markets remain a team of horses, the 0% cost of money and the debasement of currency in sovereign bond redemptions. The system is broken. Long live the new system that comes, based upon gold and barter, as the US Dollar loses its vital ticket in global trade settlement.

Read the rest here: The Gold GroundHog Grind

Manipulation of the “Paper Gold” Market, “Worthless” Paper versus Physical Gold

“We have been in and around the gold markets for 53 years and conditions have certainly changed, driven mainly by market manipulation of all markets as a result of the Executive Order, which created the “President’s Working Group on Financial Markets.” Those who doubt that are either on the government payroll one way or the other, or you are just too dumb to understand what is really going on. In spite of these machinations and ignorant naysayers the bull markets in gold and silver are still alive and well. What you are seeing are paper markets and the use of derivatives to effect short-term pricing, especially when negative events are about to occur.

Those events are aided by naked shorting and illegal concentration in both gold and silver and the shares. Mind you, this is being done in a market to control it and in addition government and central banks relish stomping gold and silver into the ground. For years they hid what they were doing. Today their manipulations are in your face. These dramatic forced price falls are fortunately accompanied by heavy buying by China, Russia, India and others.”

Read more here: Manipulation of the “Paper Gold” Market, “Worthless” Paper versus Physical Gold

The relationship between gold and interest rates

“This week’s downside breakout in the T-Bond futures market and the associated rise in the T-Bond yield has prompted us to re-visit the relationship between gold and interest rates. In the process of doing so we’ll address the question: are rising interest rates bullish or bearish for gold?”

Read more here: The relationship between gold and interest rates

Bill would make gold, silver legal tender in Utah

“SALT LAKE CITY — A local lawmaker’s bill to allow gold and silver coins to be used as legal tender in Utah is gaining momentum.

The Senate voted 24-4 on Wednesday to adopt HB 317, sponsored by Rep. Brad Galvez, R-West Haven, to allow the precious metals to be used in retail transactions.

Galvez says the measure is a step toward an inflation-proof alternative to paper currency.

If signed into law, the measure would make Utah the second state in the U.S., after Colorado, to recognize the coins as legal tender.”

Read More here: http://www.standard.net/stories/2012/03/07/bill-would-make-gold-silver-legal-tender-utah


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