Fed President: Gold Irrelevant to Monetary Policy

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San Francisco Fed President John Williams Tells High School Students Dollar is King. Renewed Treasury Buying By the Chinese and Russians. Platinum deficit projected by World Platinum Investment Council. Deutsche Bank charged with being an international criminal organization. COMEX Bitcoin futures market might be coming soon. One Belt and Road update. Former FBI Director James Read More →

Russian Holdings of U.S. Treasuries Surge to 28 Month High

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Central Bank of Russia Boosts Overall Reserves Past $400 Billion. Central Bank of Russia Adds Gold AND U.S. Treasuries. Central Bank of Russia Added 200,000 Ounces (6.22 tonnes) of Gold To Reserves In April. Russian Holdings of U.S. Treasuries Approach $100 Billion – Highest Since November 2014. Trump Effect? Russia’s central bank holdings were at Read More →

Smaulgld Launches Smaulgld Subscribers Sound Off Series

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New Smaulgld Series Interviews Smaulgld Subscribers. Smaulgld Subscribers Sound Off Series provides perspective from the consumers of Smaulgld Content in an audio interview format. Earlier this month, we began the Smaulgld Subscribers Sound Off Series. This new series is designed to get the views and opinions of subscribers and perhaps get some fresh perspectives and Read More →

The World’s First Reserve Currency – Pieces of Eight

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The Silver Eight Real or Real de a Ocho was a trusted international currency for centuries. Before the Gold Standard there was a Silver Standard. From the late 16th century through the 19th Century the Real de a Ocho was accepted in international trade Facts about the Real or Pieces of Eight Gold and silver Read More →

U.S. States Enact Pro Gold and Silver Measures

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Arizona Legislature Ends Tax on Gold and Silver. Texas House of Representatives passes bill approving bullion depository. FBI Director Comey Fired. Ransomware Cyber Attack Demands Bitcoin. Indian and Chinese Gold Demand Surging; US Mint Demand Non-Existent Swiss National Bank Reports Reduced Gold and Silver Mining Share Holdings Check out all the Smaulgld podcasts here. Not Read More →

Shanghai Gold Exchange Withdrawal Solid in April

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Shanghai Gold Exchange Withdrawals fell 11% in April to 171.174 tons down from 192.250 tons in March. Shanghai Gold Exchange March withdrawals were essential flat from 171.395 tons withdrawn in April 2016. Through April 2017, gold withdrawals were at the second highest level compared to prior years totals through April. Donate To Smaulgld.com via paypal Read More →

Are Whiskey and Cognac Money?

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Cognac Meets the Test for Money. Are Brandies, Whiskey, Wines & Beer Good Forms of Money? What about other commodities, drugs and consumables? If they can be used as money why aren’t they? Would $1,000 worth of whisky or cognac bought five years ago, be worth more or less than $1000 or silver or gold? Read More →

People’s Bank of China, Not China, Halts Gold Purchases

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Peoples Bank of China Adds No Gold to Reserves in April. Total reported People’s Bank of China gold reserves stand at 1842.6 tonnes – same as October 2016. PBOC foreign reserves rose for the third month in a row, up $20.45 billion in April, to $3.03 trillion. PBOC Foreign Reserves fell approximately $320 billion in Read More →

Value of the Swiss National Bank’s Mining Share Portfolio Falls 30%

Value of Swiss National Bank Mining Share Portfolio March 31 2017

Swiss National Bank Gold and Silver Mining Share Portfolio Cut By 30%. Swiss National Bank Overall Equity Portfolio Grows 30% from $62 Billion to $81 billion. Check out all the Smaulgld podcasts here. Not a Smaulgld subscriber? Sign up here. Donate To Smaulgld.com via paypal Swiss National Bank Gold and Silver Mining Share Holdings as Read More →

Swiss National Bank Slashes Gold and Silver Mining Share Holdings

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The Swiss National Bank Cuts Positions of Big Name Mining Shares in First Quarter. Swiss National Bank Cuts Holdings in Large Miners by 7-15% in Q1 2017. Positions in Franco Nevada, Goldcorp, Silver Wheaton and Yamana Gold holdings each cut over 10%. Check out all the Smaulgld podcasts here. Not a Smaulgld subscriber? Sign up Read More →