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Gold Price Conspiracy: What Uncle Sam Doesn’t Want You To Know

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Gold Price Conspiracy: What Uncle Sam Doesn’t Want You To Know
by Peter Krauth

Is it really so preposterous to believe the United States and Europe would conspire to keep pole position in the global financial system?

I don’t think so - and neither does China.

That much was revealed in a diplomatic cable recently uncovered by Wikileaks.
According to the 2009 cable from the U.S. embassy, China believes the United States and Europe have, as a matter of policy, suppressed the price of gold to discourage its use as a reserve currency.

And there’s a pretty compelling case to be made for a gold price conspiracy.

The Gold Price Conspiracy

The cable summarised several commentaries in Chinese news media sources on April 28, 2009.

“The U.S. and Europe have always suppressed the rising price of gold,” it reads. “They intend to weaken gold’s function as an international reserve currency. They don’t want to see other countries turning to gold reserves instead of the U.S. dollar or Euro. Therefore, suppressing the price of gold is very beneficial for the U.S. in maintaining the U.S. dollar’s role as the international reserve currency.” [Read more →]

January 4, 2012   No Comments

Number36 TradingAustralianShares Newsletter 1 January 2012

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Number36 TradingAustralianShares Newsletter
1 January2012

This is my first newsletter of the year and I wish you all good health and prosperity in the year
ahead.

Looking at GOLD again

Some of the sparkle has gone out of gold and its fellow precious metals since the excitement of
August’s record highs.
The gold price has fallen from over $1,900 to $1,550, silver is down from $44 per ounce to nearly
$27.

Given that few, if any, of the problems that drove up prices earlier in the year have gone away, these
falls are hard to explain.

The good news for 2012 is that the eurozone is still on the brink, governments are printing money to
sort out the problem and interest rates are still low or negative in real terms. [Read more →]

January 3, 2012   No Comments

The Mayne Report End of Year

Here is the latest Mayne Report contributed by Stephen Mayne of www.maynereport.com. Stephen regularly writes the Mayne Report. We highly recommend that you subscribe for his very informative newsletter. Click Here to subscribe or to view the full report..

Bumper end of year Mayne Report email edition
Dear Mayne Report Readers,

Greetings for the last time in 2011 and the first time since our November 8 email edition after the lengthy appearance before the Independent Media Inquiry.

Today we’ve got all sorts of interesting material including a review of the year in news, a remarkable Soul Patts AGM, Murdoch, Foster’s fat cats, Rich Listers, implosions at Darebin council, a DLP mayor for Moreland, governance issues in Tasmania, ANZ’s pokies exposure, free speech issues at Manningham, lively Tweets galore and a defamation settlement. There’s also some talk circuit tales of note, a Kookaburra award and we’re about about to sign a contract for a memoir which will hopefully get further than the last deal with the News Corp-owned Harper Collins.

The Night Life with Rod Quinn

2011 has been a huge year for news with none bigger than the fall of various dictators. Time magazine declared “the protestor” as its person of the year and, with the exception of criminal looting in the UK, it’s hard to disagree with that assessment when you consider what happened with the Arab Springs.

For the fourth year straight, Rod Quinn and I spent 55 minutes reviewing the year in news on ABC local radio across the country and the following provides audio links and a brief summary of the issues covered during those discussions.

2011: wide-ranging discussion on December 20 with Rod Quinn covering natural disasters, sovereign debt, the Arab Springs, carbon tax, refugees, Osama Bin Laden and various other topics. [Read more →]

January 2, 2012   No Comments

Speculators v Spectators.

Well, that’s the end of another year.

Will next year be any different? We’ll let you know our thoughts on that in a moment.

But first, let’s remind ourselves how this year shaped up…

As we wrote in the December issue of Australian Small-Cap Investigator:

“Before the start of the year, I thought investing in 2011 would be hard.

“Turns out I had no idea just how hard.”

2011 has been the year of market volatility. [Read more →]

January 1, 2012   No Comments

The Art of Speculation.

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In today’s Money Morning: The best time to buy stocks… Uncovering the small-cap effect… Early, Late and Next Stage investors… The Art of Speculation…

The Art of Speculation

There are two questions that have befuddled investors for years.

When is the best time to buy stocks?

And, when is the best time to sell stocks?

Neither question has ever been - and probably never will be - finally answered.

The reason these questions will stay answered is that there’s no single “best time” to buy and sell stocks.

At any point in time a stock is a buy or a sell. It’s just a question of the size of the return you expect. Let’s explain it this way using a homemade chart we published in the January 2011 issue of Australian Small-Cap Investigator.

We call it the…

“Small-Cap Effect”

Source: Australian Small-Cap Investigator

Simply put, all stocks, but especially small-cap stocks go through a series of ups and downs. But contrary to what some people think, these price moves aren’t random. They are affected by investor hopes for a stock. [Read more →]

December 23, 2011   No Comments

Why You Should Ignore the Market.

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In today’s Money Morning: Two-thirds of this year’s gains in one day… Super spikes and sell-offs… More houses to boost the oversupply… Forget about the market and miss nothing…

Why You Should Ignore the Market Until 9 January

“The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 337.17 points, or 2.87 per cent, to 12,103.43, registering its biggest gain since November 30. The rally propelled the blue-chip Dow into positive territory for the month. It is up 4.5 per cent this year.” - Dow Jones Newswires

In other words, nearly two-thirds of the Dow’s gain this year came from this morning’s market action.

So forgive us if we don’t get too excited about an economic recovery. [Read more →]

December 22, 2011   No Comments

China & Australia: The Last of the Bubbles

If you are interested in Rare Earths we have Lynas (ASX Code LYC) here in Australia. Could be worth some research ??

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In today’s Money Morning: Rare earths exporter banned… China slipping into recession… China blows its savings… China and Australia: the two last bubbles to pop…

China & Australia: The Last of the Bubbles

“Chinese authorities have barred the world’s largest rare earths producer from exporting due to ‘environmental concerns’, in a move likely to significantly affect global supply.” - Sydney Morning Herald

We’re sure it will affect supply. As the SMH notes, the barred company - Baotou Steel - “accounts for nearly half of the world’s rare earths production.”

But is it really due to “environmental concerns”? [Read more →]

December 20, 2011   No Comments

The Only Reason Stocks Are Falling

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The Only Reason Stocks Are Falling

“Retailers preparing for the last-minute Christmas rush are expecting stronger sales than last year but recent chilly weather could see clothing stores miss out on the spree.” - News.com.au

If all else fails… blame the weather.

It’s an easy excuse. And it doesn’t wash.

For instance, we’re sure bad weather isn’t why: “Myer will close stores in Victoria and New South Wales and shrink surviving stores in response to the two-speed economy and online shopping.” [The Age]

The fact is it’s tough being a retailer right now. After getting hit last Friday, JB Hi-Fi [ASX: JBH] shares have taken another pounding this morning… down nearly 4% in early trade.

So, if it’s not the weather what is it?

It’s lack of understanding by the mainstream. [Read more →]

December 19, 2011   No Comments

What are the Commodities You Need to Place on Your Watch List for 2012?

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What are the Commodities You Need to Place on Your Watch List for 2012?

By Shae Smith.

Diggers & Drillers editor, Dr Alex Cowie has just published a new presentation on where he sees the best investment opportunities for 2012.

As a follow up to the report, we cornered the Doc with some questions we had about the discoveries he’s made over the last 15 months… the bigger picture for commodities in the year ahead… and a few others to boot. Here’s what happened…

Money Weekend: Okay, straight up Alex. Why did you get told to “f*** off” by a copper mining executive? [Read more →]

December 17, 2011   No Comments

Are You Ready for the Next Boom?

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In today’s Money Morning: Retailers take another hit… Just another boom… Energy and resources… Better and cheaper than gold…?

Are You Ready for the Next Boom?

Is this turning into a tale of two economies?

For the past three years the mainstream has hooted and hollered about the great Aussie economy… and the rubbish U.S. economy.

Australia is special. We do it much better than the Yanks. And, after all, we’ve got China buying our stuff whereas no-one buys American anymore.

Well, we wonder if the shoe has magically shifted to the other foot. Overnight, Bloomberg News reports: [Read more →]

December 16, 2011   No Comments