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The super-rich are putting their money into this asset

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The super-rich are looking to protect their wealth through buying record numbers of “Italian job” style gold bars, according to bullion experts. The number of 12.5kg gold bars being bought by wealthy customers has increased 243pc so far this year, when compared to the same period last year, said Rob …

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Gold Fields CEO: we are facing a global gold shortage

Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland

By Filip Karinja Nick Holland, CEO of South African based gold miner Gold Fields, stunned the audience with his speech at the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy conference in Brisbane on Monday. Holland stated that the gold mining industry is not spending enough to sustain itself into the future, with slowed …

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Premiums for silver coins rise to over 50%

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Courtesy of Sharelynx’ Nick Laird who tracks precious metal premium by vendor, we continue our recent series showing the discrepancy between paper and physical metals, in this case silver. As Nick notes, APMEX price premiums are a lot higher than the Monex. And as can be seen in the charts below, premiums …

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Canada has sold all of its gold

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One month ago, when looking at the latest Canadian official international reserves, we noticed something strange: Canada had sold nearly half of its gold reserves in one month. According to the February data, total Canadian gold reserves stood at 1.7 tonnes. That was just 0.1 per cent of the country’s total …

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China’s plan to dominate the global gold market

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Status as one of the world’s biggest bullion importers, participation in the gold fix at the London exchange and a plan to establish a jewelry gold investment center in Shanghai has turned China into one of the leading players in the global gold market in 2016. Gold entered the New …

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Germany joins China and Russia’s flight to gold

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Germans are now rushing into gold. In search of a safe haven from a possible Greek debt default and the ultra-loose monetary policy of the European Central Bank (ECB) that makes even Ben Bernanke look fiscally conservative, Germans have significantly picked up their purchasing since …

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Trump’s missiles blow investors into safe havens

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Even before missiles flew out of America’s warships to bomb Syrian military bases, gold was slowly increasing in value in anticipation of the Trump-Xi summit. After the bombs landed, gold has hit a 5 month peak as investors look for safe havens. Other safe havens such as the Japanese Yen …

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Canada sells off its remaining gold reserves

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Canada is selling off most of its remaining gold reserves, mainly by selling gold coins, figures from the Bank of Canada and Finance Department show. The country held just $19 million US worth of gold as of last Monday. Through most of 2015, the country’s gold reserves stood at more than …

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Mining company to pay dividends in physical gold

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By Filip Karinja In a world first, shareholders of ASX listed Resolute Mining (ASX:RSG) can receive dividend payments in the form of gold bullion. The gold miner announced it would resume dividend payments for the 2016 financial year at $0.017 per share under the new gold sales-linked dividend policy. The dividend payments …

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Russia rapidly increases its gold reserves

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Russia’s appetite for gold accelerated last month, with the country adding the most to its reserves since at least March. The nation increased holdings to 42.4 million ounces from 41.4 million ounces in July, the central bank said on its website Friday. The amount bought was about the same as the 30.5 …

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5 trends that show China is about to redefine the gold market

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Apple spent about five years developing the iPhone, which has changed the smartphone market forever. Until the release, however, nobody could imagine what impact the iPhone would have on the market. And most consumers didn’t know about it at all. The same thing is happening with China and gold right …

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Billionaires move gold into underground bunkers in Swiss Alps

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Seeking to avoid increased tax authorities’ scrutiny and apparently doubting the security of banks, it seems that some billionaires opt to store their assets in gold bullion in underground bunkers hidden deep in the Swiss Alps. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a US federal law, has come into effect, …

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China is set to make waves in the gold market

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group With the recent launch of its yuan gold fix, China is making waves in precious metals markets. Traditionally, gold fixing was done at the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). But finding themselves on the outside looking in, with gold prices dictated solely by the west, China …

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US Mint sells out of Silver Eagles due to ‘tremendous’ demand

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The U.S. Mint said on Wednesday it has temporarily sold out of its American Eagle silver bullion coins following “tremendous” demand in the past several weeks. In a statement sent to its biggest U.S. coin wholesalers, the U.S. Mint says it will continue to produce 2014-dated coins. The Mint will …

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Russia to buy 200 tons of gold in 2016

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Russia plans to stock up on about 200 tons of gold this year, nearly matching the 208 tons it purchased in 2015. That’s according to Anton Navoi, the deputy head of the statistics department at the Russian Central Bank. Navoi explained that it’s profitable for the state to buy the …

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Russia becomes world’s largest gold buyer

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Russia’s central bank is now the world’s top gold buyer after adding 356,000 ounces of the precious metals to its reserves in February, data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) quoted by local paper Vedomosti (in Russian) shows. According to the report, the country — which has been hoarding bullion as of late — increased …

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China claims gold reserves at end of 2016 a massive 12,100 tonnes

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China’s proven gold reserves reached 12,100 tonnes at the end of 2016, the state news agency Xinhua reported on Monday quoting an official with the national gold association. China has been the world’s biggest gold producer for 10 years and the largest consumer of the metal for four years, it …

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