Daily Dispatches

Bullion Star's infographic on the Chinese gold market

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By Torgny Persson
BullionStar.com, Singapore
Monday, August 15, 2016

The Bullion Star Chinese gold market infographic guides you through the largest physical gold trading market in the world, China.

An impressive 16,000 tonnes of gold are held within China's borders.

Gold and silver miners set to raise or resume dividend payments

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By James Wilson
Financial Times, London
Monday, August 15, 2016

Gold and silver miners are increasingly looking to raise or resume dividend payments, highlighting the renewed confidence in the sector driven by this year's rise in precious metal prices.

Buy physical gold because central banks are on its side, Rickards says

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Buy Physical Gold Because Central Banks Are on Its Side, Rickards Says

By Huileng Tan
CNBC, New York
Monday, August 15, 2016

Gold prices can go nowhere but up as central banks around the world try their utmost to spur inflation, author and gold market expert Jim Rickards said Monday.

Value of negative-yielding bonds rises to $13.4 trillion

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By Robin Wigglesworth and Eric Platt
Financial Times, London
Saturday, August 13, 2016

The value of negative-yielding bonds swelled to $13.4 trillion this week, as negative interest rates and central bank bond buying ripple through the debt market.

The emperor wears no clothes but who else dares to say so?

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11:15p ET Friday, August 12, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Somebody smashed the gold price out of the blue today, with no particular news developments to explain it:

http://www.chartseeker.com/images/AU-24HR-LG.png?r=463917316745.4918

Zero Hedge asserts that the smash was accomplished by the dumping of $5 billion in paper gold:

Von Greyerz, Embry discuss prospects for monetary metals

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1:21p ET Friday, August 12, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold fund manager Egon von Greyerz interviews Sprott Asset Management's John Embry, discussing the prospects of the monetary metals, the overvaluation of financial assets, and the increasing weaknesses of currencies, among other topics. The interview is 23 minutes long and can be viewed at Gold Switzerland's Internet site here:

Goldman Sachs up against JPMorgan in gold battle in London

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Henry Sanderson and Neil Hume
Financial Times, London
Friday, August 12, 2016

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/739a8284-5eea-11e6-bb77-a121aa8abd95.html

Some of the world's largest banks are battling over plans to make London's $5 trillion-a-year gold market more transparent in the biggest shake-up of global bullion trading for decades.

TF Metals Report: TED spread hints at stock fall, gold rise

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6:18p ET Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Investment surpasses jewelry as source of most demand for gold

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By Catherine Boyle
CNBC, New York
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Investors' rabid appetite for gold is showing no signs of abating, as figures from the World Gold Council show record investment in the first half of 2016.

Benn Steil: Adopt a gold-backed dollar? This is what happened the last time we tried

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By Benn Steil
MarketWatch.com, New York
Thursday, August 11, 2016

"The dollar and gold are synonymous," Harry Dexter White, the architect of the Bretton Woods international monetary system, told Congress in 1945. "There is no likelihood that ... the United States will, at any time, be faced with the difficulty of buying and selling gold at a fixed price freely."

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