November, 2014

Monetary Metals Supply and Demand Report: 30 Nov, 2014

The fireworks came this week, with a vengeance—and we do not mean the price moves in the metals. The gold price fell $34, or 2.8%. The silver price fell exactly $1, or 6.1%. We are careful to say that it is the price—the exchange rate to dollars—that goes up or down. Gold does not go […]

Monetary Metals Supply and Demand Report: 23 Nov, 2014

No fireworks this week, with the gold price ending +$13 from last week and the silver price ending +$0.15. Some chartists (and of course the ever-bullish contingency) are calling for a bottom in gold and the price will soon resume its way up to $5,000 and limitless profits. We have a slightly different view. The […]

Monetary Metals Supply and Demand Report: 16 Nov, 2014

On Monday through Thursday, the uptrend in the dollar continued, but on Friday, something snapped. Usually, there is no way to know what triggers a major change. Zero Hedge believes that the fuse of Friday’s fireworks in the monetary metals was lit by the decline in so called inflation expectations in the Thomson Reuters / […]

Monetary Metals Supply and Demand Report: 9 Nov, 2014

A continuing curse—nay, scorn even!—was heaped upon the gold and silver faithful this week. Those who cling still to faith, faith that gold and especially silver will go up, have been grievously injured. Gold fell far below $1140 on Wednesday. Silver got down to $15. At least that’s how gold speculators—those who bet on the […]

A Signal of Coming Collapse

I proposed seven drivers of financial implosion in my dissertation. My recent writing has focused on two of them. One is the falling rate of interest on the 10-year government bond. As interest falls, the burden of debt rises. Since the falling rate incentivized more and more people to borrow, the number of indebted people, […]

Monetary Metals Supply and Demand Report: 2 Nov, 2014

Woe unto the gold speculators, and a curse laid upon the house of silver. At least, that’s how it may feel. In more clinical terms, the gold price fell from $1,230.90 to $1,172.59, or $58.31. The drop this week was 4.7%. The price closed the week below the level set after the crash of 2013, which […]