Central Bank Policies and Intervention Drives Stocks to All Time Highs
Dow, S & P, and Nasdaq hit all time highs, while gold and silver mining shares also soar.
In Case You Missed It.
Top Gold And Silver Stories from the week ended August 6, 2016.
The top stories of the week
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The top economic story of the week was the market reaction to the “solid” non farm payroll report on Friday.
Gold and silver
Gold closed last week at $1350.40 and closed this week at $1335.40(-1.1%)
Silver closed last week at $20.28 closed this week at $19.66 (-3.1 %)
The gold and silver ratio ended the week at 67.92 to 1
Charts of the Week
Swiss National Bank Gold and Silver Mining Holdings
Documents filed by the Swiss National Bank with the SEC reveal a $1B gold and silver mining portfolio.
Dow Jones Keeps Pace with Gold since hitting its 2016 lows
Despite “global economic uncertainty” and declining earnings, since February the Dow Jones has kept pace with gold in 2016.
Higher gold prices have westerners chasing gold and Asians curbing purchases
Dollars Continue To Flow into Gold ETFs
Gold withdrawals on the Shanghai Gold Exchange in July 2016 were the lowest in the month of July since 2012.
Here are the stories we wrote, followed or commented on.
July 30, 2016
‘Sell everything,’ DoubleLine’s Gundlach says “gold/gold miners are the best alternative to Treasuries“
July 31, 2016
EXCLUSIVE: ESTONIAN SILVER DEALER SHUT DOWN BY SWEDISH TAX AUTHORITIES
Bloomberg: Trump Presidency means Higher gold prices
Fed’s Dudley urges caution on rate hikes, cites risks to U.S.
but says Fed may raise rates faster than market expects
August 1, 2016
AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE SALES PLUMMET 75% IN JULY AS SILVER PRICE SOARS
July 2016 sales of 1,370,000 ASE’s were more typical of pre-financial crisis monthly sales and were down 75% from July 2015 sales of 5,529,000.
July sales of American Silver Eagles were 1.37 million.
Gold imports to the US https://twitter.com/Smaulgld/status/760229319943806976
India’s gold imports drop for sixth straight month in July
Peru Cracks Down on Illegal Gold Mining
Gundlach reiterated that gold and gold miners are the best alternative to Treasuries and predicted gold prices will reach $1,400. U.S. gold on Friday settled up at $1,349 per ounce.
Tisch doubles gold bet
This pen uses a silver-based ink to draw electronic circuits
US Economic Data
Construction Spending -0.6%, Exp. 0.5%, May revised to -0.1%
ISM Manufacturing 52.6, Exp. 53.0, Last 53.2
From the St. Louis Federal Reserve re Chinese Yuan
“…if it also reduces official purchases of U.S. assets, the yield the United States must pay on those assets may increase slightly.”
August 2, 2016
AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE SALES FALL 79% IN JULY AS GOLD PRICE RISES
Gold Eagle sales fell sharply in July
CNBC: Case for gold looks bright amid Brexit and Bank issues
Fresnillo optimistic on gold and silver prices
Rare Gold Double Eagles Worth $100M have to be returned to U.S.
Inside the Bank of England Vaults
Gold And Silver Mining Funds Hammer Ahead As Gold Hits 3-Week High
Indian bar imports down 62% in July
Discounts to the international spot price of gold were reported at record levels of $65-75/oz in July, with cash discounts heard as high as $100/oz, as prices soared to 28-month highs in the days and weeks after the Brexit vote on June 23.
Must make for a brisk smuggling trade
Fed’s Kaplan is “closely monitoring” slowing growth
US Economic Data
Personal Income 0.2%, Exp. 0.3%
Personal Spending 0.4%, Exp. 0.3%
Reuters Propaganda :US consumer spending increases solidly in June suggesting consumption will remain strong after surging in the second quarter. Then changed headline to “U.S. consumer spending exits second quarter with strong momentum”
100% propaganda “economists are optimistic that spending will remain SOLID”
ALL economists are optimistic re SOLID spending?
Bitcoin tumbles 30% after exchange hack
Bitcoin exchanges have only one layer of security,where as digitized #gold has two-you can’t hack a vault.
August 3, 2016
SWISS GOLD EXPORTS TO THE US SKYROCKET- WW III COMING? COMEX COLLAPSE IMMINENT?
Scotish Gold Mining Company produces first batch of gold
US government reclaims rare gold eagles
World Gold Council- Failed Monetary Policies Boost Gold
WSJ: Gold not a safe haven according to Harvard Researchers price of gold fixed at $35 from 1933-1971
“harvard researchers” know more than investors!
Investing in gold: Big players put money into the precious metal Bill Gross is putting money into gold, and he’s not the only one
Indian Gold Demand Down on Higher Prices (with video)
CNN: Gold May Soar if Trump Wins
Bitcoin hack- Bloomberg’s take
US Economic Data
ADP 179K, Exp. 170K
Goldman to settle Federal Reserve charges over leak of central-bank secrets WHAT DIFFERNCE DOES IT MAKE!!!
August 4, 2016
PERTH MINT SILVER SALES FALL 43% IN JULY
The Perth Mint sold over 693,447 ounces of silver in July 2016, down 43% from June.
PERTH MINT JULY GOLD SALES PLUMMET 67%
Perth Mint gold sales in July were the lowest in more than five years.
Bank of India to Study Why Indians Spend So Much on Gold
Bank of England
Bank of England Cuts Rates, Boosts Stimulus
U.S Economic Data
Factory Orders -1.5%, Exp. -1.9%, Last -1.0%
REUTERS but signs of stabilization in business spending offered some hope for struggling industries.
Initial Claims 269K, Exp. 265K
Reuters “The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the trend continued to point to a healthy labor market.
U.S. Mint Sales Update
U.S. Mint reported selling 75,000 American Silver Eagles 5,000 American Gold Eagles today.
MTD American Silver Eagles sold 75,000 & American Gold Eagles sold 5,000
YTD American Silver Eagles Sold 27,695,500 /American Gold Eagles sold 441,000
The U.S. Mint reported selling 0 one ounce American Platinum Eagle coins.
YTD 19,000 American Platinum Eagle coins sold.
The U.S. Mint reported selling 0 American Gold Buffalo coins.
YTD 122,500 sold
The U.S. Mint Reported selling no Harpers Ferry National Historical Park five ounce silver America The Beautiful Coins.
YTD Sales of Harpers Ferry coins – 34,200
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August 5, 2016
Higher prices curb demand for gold, but festive season may spur fresh buying
Trump voters and gold buyers may have something in common
US Economic Data
July Payrolls: 255K, Exp. 180K
CNBC Job creation continued at a solid pace in July
Trade deficit at 10 month high
Stocks soar to all time highs
Swiss National Bank updates its equity holdings
2,636 Positions as of 06/30/2016
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