By Nicholas – Published on April 16, 2018
There have been a lot of changes in the markets since Peter Schiff took the stage at the VRIC this past January. At the time the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was in the process of putting in what could become all time highs. It peaked for the year a few weeks after Peter Schiff gave this...
By Nicholas – Published on March 15, 2018
One of President Putin's advisers has called a newly signed partnership between Russia and China a “breakthrough”. Earlier this week a string of reports from news agencies across Eurasia announced that the governments of Russia and China had signed an agreement that will allow...
By Nicholas – Published on February 27, 2018
January saw a jaw dropping 200%+ increase in zinc imports by China from December, with nickel and copper also sporting higher levels as well. Zinc is a critical material in the steel making industry, where it is used for galvanization, which makes steel far more resistant to...
By Nicholas – Published on February 25, 2018
Saudi Arabia is in the market for a slew of nuclear reactors, and President Trump may be willing to bend existing regulations that govern the sale of nuclear technology and material to the Middle Eastern nation. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has bold plans to replace existing power generation...
By Nicholas – Published on February 24, 2018
Many people in the western world simply don't realize how important gold is to many cultures in Asia. Today is the 10th day of the new year in China, as well as other countries that use the Chinese calendar. In a practical sense, this means that gold shops across East Asia will be mobbed...
By Nicholas – Published on February 14, 2018
President Trump isn't afraid to spend money. The past few weeks have seen a new federal budget agreed to in the USA, with the figure for 'defense' spending coming in at the highest level ever: $700 billion US Dollars. This is a very large amount of money, though when the defense...
By Nicholas – Published on January 31, 2018
The last week has seen commentary emerge from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, as well as the much anticipated 'State of the Union' address from US President Donald Trump. For President Trump, these are two firsts. His first time at the WEF, and his first 'State...
By Nicholas – Published on January 30, 2018
The US Dollar has been under pressure when measured against other major currencies, but over the last few days, its fall seems to have stabilized around 89 on the US Dollar Index. There hasn't been much news to drive this action in the world's largest reserve currency, but some...
By Nicholas – Published on January 23, 2018
December of 2017 saw the Russian Central Bank amass another 300,000 ounces of gold, bringing their total purchases for 2017 to 223 tonnes. The last few years have seen Russia add hundreds of tonnes of gold to their official reserves, and with December's purchases, they may be in a position...
By Nicholas – Published on January 18, 2018
Like most of the base metals, zinc had a great second half of 2017. So far 2018 is looking good as well, with the cash contract for zinc holding steady above $3400 USD/tonne on the LME. There have been some observations made in recent weeks about the speculative nature of the buying in the base...
By Nicholas – Published on January 14, 2018
When it comes to gold, there are a number of respected investors who are very bullish on the yellow metal. The last few years haven't been very exciting for the precious metals, and much like the often repeated calls for the demise of the Chinese growth story, there have been a slew of...
By Nicholas – Published on January 11, 2018
A lot has happened in the last decade, and some extreme monetary policies have come into play that would have been unthinkable prior to the sub-prime crisis in 2008. In the wake of a near total collapse of the Western financial system, central banks in the US, EU, Japan and UK engaged in...
By Nicholas – Published on January 7, 2018
The last week has seen a lot of mixed messages come out of the Chinese Government when it comes to crypto mining. At first, it looked like the People's Bank of China (PBOC) was moving towards an outright ban on crypto mining activities, but as the week went on, it was made clear that they...
By Nicholas – Published on January 5, 2018
It would appear that gold is off to a blistering start to 2018. After smashing through its 200 day simple moving average on the heels of a Fed rate hike, which is now sitting around $1276 USD/oz, gold has been on a run past $1300 USD/oz that is on par with some of the quickest gold rallies of...
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