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Suddenly, Not A Bad Environment For Gold Miners

by John Rubino on January 13, 2015 · 33 comments

A few years ago (when the world was very different) veteran mining analyst Jay Taylor told me something that seemed counterintuitive: Deflation can actually be a good thing for the gold and silver mining business — if the prices of mining inputs like oil fall faster than the price of precious metals. In other words, […]


The world’s central banks and derivatives traders have been having their usual fun with gold and silver lately, dumping huge volumes of futures contracts into thin markets to produce massive declines — just when precious metals SHOULD have been soaring in response to near-global debt monetization. But something interesting happened as this latest smack-down really […]


Reports of individuals snapping up near-record numbers of gold and silver coins are coming in from around the world: U.S. Mint American Eagle gold coin sales set to rise sharply in Sept (Reuters) – The U.S. Mint has sold nearly 50,000 ounces of American Eagle gold coins so far in September, almost double its total […]


Gold Bugs’ Hearts Are Beating Faster

by John Rubino on June 22, 2014 · 13 comments

Last Thursday was the kind of day that precious metals investors have been waiting (and waiting and waiting) for. Gold and silver popped 3.5% and 4.8% respectively and the junior miners, which have been universally unloved lately, took off. Some more-or-less random examples: One day does not of course make a bull market, but it […]


Excerpted from The Money Bubble, by James Turk and John Rubino. Wealth comes in many forms, but only two general categories: tangible and financial. Tangible wealth is made up of real, physical things like buildings, farmland, oil wells, commodities, etc. These things can be seen and touched, and – crucially – they don’t have counterparty […]


China Gold Imports Surge – Or Fall. You Decide

by John Rubino on February 26, 2014 · 6 comments

Chinese gold imports are becoming a case study in the power of journalists to control the slant of a story by deciding which facts to highlight. The following chart contains the relevant data. Here’s how the mainstream press, in this case Bloomberg, handled it: China’s Gold Shipments From Hong Kong Decline as Demand WeakensChina’s gold […]


Let’s say you’ve got some traditional mutual funds full of stocks and bonds and they’re way up. You’re worried by all the taper talk and the charts that show share prices and margin debt back up to pre-crash levels, and you’re wondering whether it’s time to redirect some of that capital to someplace that no […]


Miners Reporting Serious Progress

by John Rubino on November 15, 2013 · 6 comments

This was supposed to be the year that gold and silver miners pretty much imploded. The story in a nutshell is that during the boom years of 2009 -2011, the markets threw so much cash at the industry that a lot of CEOs went a little crazy, racing to accumulate the most ounces in the […]


European Gold Buying “Remarkable”

by John Rubino on July 8, 2013 · 10 comments

Here’s National Numismatics’ Tom Cloud with a quick dealer-level view of gold and silver: DollarCollapse: Hey Tom, it’s been an eventful few weeks. Precious metals pierced your worse-case downside targets and then bounced a bit. What’s going on out there? Tom Cloud: Once gold broke the $1,320 it didn’t stop till $1,180, which I did […]


When Hedge Funds Go Short, Gold Goes Up

by John Rubino on May 20, 2013 · 21 comments

Bloomberg is reporting on the rising number of hedge funds shorting gold: Gold Bear Bets Reach Record as Soros Cuts Holdings Hedge-fund managers are making the biggest ever bet against gold as billionaire George Soros sold holdings last quarter and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. predicted more declines after the longest slump in four years. The […]


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