Dec 17

The Great Experiment

After 100 years of the US central bank, does it deserve another try...? SO IT WILL be 100 years on December…

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Nov 22

Premiums to No Purpose

Stockmarket up, precious metals down. Will the final 'bugs' now throw in the towel...? YET MORE money managers threw in the…

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Nov 20

China’s Big Gold Buyer

Private Chinese demand for gold has leapt ahead of economic growth... ONE MAN'S investor is, apparently, another's middle-aged housekeeping auntie in…

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Nov 8

Who Needs Gold Really?

Four reasons to waste your time with the deeply historic, deeply human value ascribed to gold... PEOPLE love to debate, but…

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Oct 23

Money Printing: Not What It Was

There are lots of reasons why QE hasn't yet created inflation in the rich West... SO HEADLINE writers everywhere got to…

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Oct 22

What’s Your Plan for Getting Punched in the

Planning to win is where you should start. But what if your opponent hits back...? MIKE TYSON may be launching his…

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Oct 18

Vulgar Competition & Italian Gold

Vulgar competition needs to come to Italy's delicate jewelry business... "ITALY accused of protectionism!" is hardly news. Wanting free competition in…

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Oct 16

The Bullion Market’s Big Issues, Part 2

Remember when gold reserves were all the rage for central banks...? PUTTING GOLD into your investment portfolio typically signals a lack…

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Oct 15

How Banking Invaded America

Think the banking crisis can't be repeated...? COLUMBUS DAY is typically a happy and joyous celebration for Americans wherever they…

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Oct 11

Gold & America’s Fake Default

Gold just isn't working as advertised as Washington flirts with disaster... THERE'S no denying that precious metals are falling even as…

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Oct 9

The Bullion Market’s Big Issues, Part I

Price action isn't the big players' big concern in gold and silver right now... "FAITH and RELIGION," said Edel Tully of…

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Oct 4

The Fed, Gold & Jobs

How Labor Force Participation tells a different story about gold from the headline data... The MOST important part of an…

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Sep 20

E-Alchemy with the US Fed

Imagine the US Fed had a technology called the 'printing press'... SO LIKE ME, the world and its stockbroker thought the…

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Sep 13

Confessions of a Former Gold Bear

Only emerging-market savers need gold and silver, right...? THIS SUNDAY, September 15, marks the five-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Lehman Brothers…

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Sep 12

India’s Anti-Gold Policies: Symptom, Not Cure

Controls on gold inflows don't fix the causes of capital outflows... WHAT'S GOING on in India is nothing new. We've…

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Sep 9

Yet More Mischief from Cheap Money, Part 379

Nothing is safe – not student loans, emerging markets, or London flats... DID YOU enjoy your monthly dose of non-farms nonsense…

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Sep 6

Cashing In Your Golden Insurance

One nation's recovery is another's credit crisis. Time to sell gold... COTTON is it, for the second anniversary? Today marked two…

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Aug 30

First Finance, Then Debt – What Crisis Next?

If Syria is to blame for this run, then the world's in very big trouble... SO JUST like that, there were no…

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Aug 27

Gold & Silver Mining: To Hedge Or Not?

Why does hedging remain such a highly contentious issue for gold and silver miners...? THERE'S always a lot of talk about…

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