Clint Siegner: Bullion banks sell even more silver, but do they have it?

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By Clint Siegner
Money Metals Exchange, Eagle, Idaho
Monday, March 1, 2021

Anyone with a naked short in the silver futures market risks getting squeezed by physical buying. Demand for delivery of Comex silver bars is rising, even as the paper price of the metal fell more than 4.5% last week.

Pam and Russ Martens: A year later, we have no idea who got $9 trillion from the Fed

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By Pam and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade
Monday, March 1, 2021

Beginning on September 17, 2019 -- months before there was any report of a Covid-19 case anywhere in the world -- the Federal Reserve turned on its money spigot to the trading houses on Wall Street.

USAGold's 'News & Views' letter for March

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10:41a ET Monday, March 1, 2021

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

USAGold's "News & Views" letter for March emphasizes the hugely disproportionate amount of money creation lately and notes that gold bull markets in the past have begun with surges in the money supply.

The letter is posted in the clear at USAGold here:

https://www.usagold.com/nv1027march2021/

Food prices are soaring faster than inflation and incomes

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By Emily Cadman, Deena Shanker, Leslie Patton, and Charlie Wells
Bloomberg News
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Global food prices are going up, and the timing couldn’t be worse.

In Indonesia, tofu is 30% more expensive than it was in December. In Brazil, the price of local mainstay turtle beans is up 54% compared to last January.

Central banks will happily ignore warnings about inflation

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By Balazs Koranyi, Howard Schneider, Leika Kihara
Reuters
Monday, March 1, 2021

FRANKFURT, Germany -- The biggest central banks will happily live with higher inflation, and investors now aggressively betting on a quicker end to monetary stimulus are all but certain to be proved wrong.

'What happened to gold?' Here's what

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3:37p ET Sunday, February 28, 2021

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Michael Batnick of Ritholtz Wealth Management did a wonderful job with the Friday edition of his market letter, "The Irrelevant Investor," elaborating on the anomalous behavior of the gold price lately.

His analysis was headlined "What Happened to Gold?" and it can be found here:

Dave Kranzler: Why gold and silver?

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By Dave Kranzler
Investment Research Dynamics, Denver
Sunday, February 28, 2021

The question you'll need to answer for yourself is: What alternatives are there for big investments right now?

Brazilian central bank intervenes as real's slide deepens, down 7% this year

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By Jamie McGeever
Reuters
Saturday, February 24, 2021

BRASILIA -- Brazil's central bank twice waded into the spot currency market on Friday, selling a total of $1.545 billion as the real slid further against the dollar to cement its status as one of the world's worst-performing currencies this year.

Canadian miners dig deeper in West Africa

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By Christophe Le Bec, Honore Banda, and Amadou Oury Diallo
The Africa Report, Paris
Thursday, February 25, 2021

In the underexplored and booming gold-mining areas of West Africa, Canadian miners are moving fast to expand their operations.