Tim Duy: Fed is considering letting inflation run

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What the heck else has it been doing for years now?

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The Fed Is Setting the Stage for a Major Policy Change

By Tim Duy
Bloomberg News
Friday, July 17, 2020

For the Federal Reserve, this time really is different. Having learned a hard lesson in the last recovery -- don't tighten monetary policy too early -- the central bank is leaning in the opposite direction.

Avery Goodman: Why silver prices are exploding

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2:07p ET Thursday, July 16, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver prices have risen 60 percent in only four months because physical demand and offtake have exploded, securities lawyer and market analyst Avery Goodman writes today.

Jan Nieuwenhuijs: Europe has been preparing the gold standard's return since the '70s

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1:28p ET Thursday, July 16, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Swiss hedge fund to offer clients gold shield against inflation

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By Nishant Kumar
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A Swiss hedge fund plans to offer investments denominated in gold and silver to protect clients against the risk that record coronavirus stimulus spending will push down currency values.

Lawrence Lepard: Fed, Treasury are now 'sort of' on gold's side

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12:27p Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Equity Management Associates Managing Partner Lawrence Lepard's second-quarter report for the firm's gold fund, published this week, brilliantly itemizes the circumstances working in favor of the monetary metal and the companies that mine it.

John Kim: Did China foil Western banks' spoofing of Shanghai gold market?

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6p ET Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Market analyst John Kim today reports a recent statement by the Shanghai Futures Exchange that the exchange has caught attempts to "spoof" trading, and Kim wonders if the perpetrators are Western banks that often have "spoofed" Western gold markets.

GATA's Ed Steer interviewed by talk-show host Dave Janda

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5:45p ET Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold price suppression is longstanding government policy, GATA board member Ed Steer tells talk show host Dave Janda of "Operation Freedom" on WAAM-AM1600 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in an interview conducted Sunday. But, Steer adds, the world financial system is unraveling and monetary metals prices are showing it.

Craig Hemke at Sprott Money: Explosive debt is one of many props for gold

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5:37p ET Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The explosive increase in U.S. government debt is joining five other developments creating an outstanding environment for the monetary metals, the TF Metals Report's Craig Hemke notes today at Sprott Money:

-- Infinite fiat currency creation.

-- Economic contraction and stagflation.

-- Central bank yield curve control.

Mounting risks in U.S. will weigh on the dollar, analysts predict

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By Eva Szalay and Colby Smith
Financial Times, London
Monday, July 13, 2020

Escalating political and health risks in the United States and rising optimism about the global economic recovery should keep the dollar sliding over the next few months, according to analysts.

Swiss central bank defends currency intervention as 'essential'

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By Catherine Bosley
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Currency intervention is an "essential" policy tool for Switzerland, its central bank chief said, in a riposte to the United States, which has the country on a watchlist for allegedly manipulating its exchange rate.