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America’s Teetering House of Cards

By Paul Craig Roberts — As economist John Williams of the website “Shadowstats.com” has observed, the payroll jobs reports issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) no longer make any logical or statistical sense. Ask yourself, do you believe that retailers responded to the very disappointing Christmas season by rushing out in January to […]

What Top Hedge Fund Managers Really Think About Gold

In the January BIG GOLD, I interviewed a plethora of experts on their views about gold for this year. The issue was so popular that we decided to republish a portion of the edition here. Given their level of success, these fund managers are worth listening to: James Rickards, Chris Martenson, Steve Henningsen, Grant Williams, and Brent Johnson. Some […]

Signs US equities stretched and vulnerable this week

NEW YORK: The US stock market has been quiet this week – too quiet. Wall Street has traded in a tight range of late, with both volatility and trading volumes drying up as the earnings season winds down and Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s recent Congressional testimony delivered no surprises. While markets have held near […]

Will 2015 Be Gold’s Year?

A volatile beginning to 2015 is helping gold to regain some of its mojo. The U.S. stock market got off to a shaky start in January, and instability in currency markets initially lifted the price of gold bullion. The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) is already up around 7% year-to-date. Likewise, ETFs that leverage exposure to […]

RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Jobs report may test market’s complacency

Feb 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. stock market has been quiet this week – too quiet. Wall Street has traded in a tight range of late, with both volatility and trading volumes drying up as the earnings season winds down and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s recent Congressional testimony delivered no surprises. While markets have […]

Could Apple Buy a Third of the World’s Gold?

Could Apple Buy a Third of the World’s Gold? by Frank Holmes Is there anything Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) can’t do? First it revolutionized the personal computing business. Then, with the launch of the iPod in 2001, it forced the music industry to change its tune. Against initial market reservations, the company succeeded at making Star Trek-like […]

Let’s say you had a lot of gold. And let’s say you print yuan…

China plans yuan-denominated gold fix this year -sources SINGAPORE, Feb 27 (Reuters) – China plans to launch a yuan-denominated gold fix this year to be set through trading on an exchange, sources familiar with the matter said, as the world’s second-biggest bullion consumer seeks to gain more say over the pricing of the precious metal. […]

PRECIOUS-Gold up after U.S. data, set for biggest monthly loss since Sept

* Gold up 0.8 percent on week; 4-week losing streak may end * European shares close to seven-year highs * Fourth-quarter U.S. GDP growth revised downward (Adds comment, updates prices) By Marcy Nicholson and Clara Denina   NEW YORK/LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Gold rebounded on Friday as mixed U.S. data tempered expectations of a […]

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