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Ronan Manly is an investment professional and research analyst with an interest in the monetary gold market. His career has taken him from Dublin to London, New York, and Frankfurt, in roles spanning portfolio management, stockbroking, and technology, working for companies including Dimensional ... more

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The Staggering Levels Of Real “Inflation-Adjusted” Gold And Silver Prices
In economics, a real value refers to any value that has been adjusted for inflation. A nominal value is a value that has not been adjusted for inflation. Inflation here refers to the general increase in price levels.
Physical Gold Demand At Record Levels, Paper Gold Price Disconnect
As global stock markets reeled last week, the US dollar gold price made a 7-year high, only to fall sharply on Friday. But with the ‘gold price’ being a COMEX gold futures price, it is failing to capture the current strong demand for physical gold.
Gold The Ultimate Asset As Fed Joins Race To The Bottom And Currency Wars
As the US Federal Reserve cuts its fed funds rate for the first time in over 10 years, the US is now rejoining the ECB and Bank of Japan in the global central bank game of currency debasement and QE to infinity.
Gold Smuggling To India And Japan Is A Symptom Of Governments’ War Against Gold
Gold smuggling in Asia makes headlines on a daily basis. But at a high level, gold smuggling is really a symptom of government attempts to restrict the free movement of gold, and limit peoples' ability to invest in the ultimate form of money, gold.
Poland Joins Hungary With Huge Gold Purchase And Repatriation
On the surface, gold smuggling is undertaken to avoid government imposed import and consumption taxes, which distort the local gold price. But at a higher level, gold smuggling is a symptom of governments' war against the free movement of gold.
French Central Bank And JP Morgan Team Up To Boost Gold Lending
JP Morgan, one of the world's most active bullion banks, is now in partnership with the Banque de France in Paris facilitating gold lending on behalf of other central banks.
As Emerging Market Currencies Collapse, Gold Is Being Mobilized
As emerging markets such as Turkey and Argentina see their currencies weakening, there is concern that an EM currency crisis may be brewing. Against this backdrop, physical gold is making a resurgence, as it always does in times of crisis.
Spotlight On The HUI And XAU Gold Mining Indexes
Take a look at most gold investing websites and you will invariably see the tickers HUI and XAU. But what are the HUI and XAU indexes, how are they constructed, and who operates them? And most importantly, which gold mining stocks do they represent?
Spoofing Futures And Banging Fixes: Same Banks, Same Trading Desks
With bullion bank traders being prosecuted for spoofing gold and silver futures prices, why are market regulators not also investigating these same traders and banks for manipulation of the London Gold and Silver Fixings?
HH Central Banks Care About The Gold Price – Enough To Manipulate It!
Senior central bankers are both terrified of and in awe of gold. Gold to these central bankers is like the sun to vampires. This is why central banks across the world have a rich history of manipulating and suppressing the gold price.
Why The World’s Central Banks Hold Gold – In Their Own Words
The world’s central banks are attributed to hold 33,800 tonnes of gold between them. Why do these central banks hold so much gold and what are their motivations for doing so?
Bank Of England Gold Vaults Bled 1500 Tons Of Gold Over 2013-2016 New Data Shows
The Bank of England has published new data on its website detailing month-end gold custody holdings(in its vaults). This data covers every month for the last 6 years, and new data will be published every month going forward.
Sweden’s Gold Reserves: 10,000 Gold Bars Shrouded In Official Secrecy
Sweden claims to hold 125 tonnes of gold and concedes it sometimes uses this gold to fund foreign exchange interventions and emergency liquidity. However, it won’t publish a gold bar weight list or physical audit documents, citing official secrecy.
What Sets The Gold Price – Is It The Paper Market Or Physical Market?
Everyone involved in the global gold market is aware of the gold price, but where does this gold price come from? This article explains the view that the gold price is derived in the paper gold markets, a situation which may not be sustainable.
Gold-Backed ETFs: What Lies Beneath
Gold-backed Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a product class that has grown strongly over the last decade. As popular as these products are, it's important to understand the mechanics of gold ETFs, and what they can and can't provide for investors.
European Central Bank Gold Reserves Held Across 5 Locations. ECB Will Not Disclose Gold Bar List
The European Central Bank (ECB) claims to hold over 500 tonnes of gold reserves across 5 international storage locations. However, the ECB has never audited this gold and will not publish a gold bar list (weight list) of the gold it claims to hold.
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