Are The Precious Metals Prices Being Manipulated Through Flash Crashes?

Flash Crashes

Precious metals prices and values are manipulated. They have been throughout the centuries. Emperors used to secretly order changes to the composition of the coinage in order to create more money to cover excessive spending and debts. Today, banks and politicians create dollars in order to cover up excessive spending and debts. However, in order to keep the insane money creation from manifesting as inflation or a worthless dollar, several stories must be told and many facades must be created. … Read More »

Honest Gold Dealers Are Not Necessarily Easy To Come By

Honest Gold Dealers

Honest Gold Dealers Are Not Necessarily Easy To Come By. While you may initially think that the gold market is pretty much like any other market, this is not the case. There are a number of reasons why this is so. This article will delve into a few of them. Just as there are dishonest banks and investment firms such as Bank of America and Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC., there are unfortunately crooked gold dealers and huge gold … Read More »

A-Mark Bullion Update

Over the weekend, France’s presidential election narrowed down to two candidates in Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.  Macron is ahead of Le Pen in election polls heading into next month’s presidential election and his agenda is considered to be market friendly, including labor market reforms as well as cutting excessive public spending.  Macron’s current position in the election, the avoidance of a nightmare run off between Le Pen and Melenchon, and North Korea failing to launch a nuclear missile … Read More »

A-Mark Bullion Update

12.14.2016 ALL EYES ON THE FED!  The much anticipated December FOMC meeting finally arrives tomorrow with 100% of economists polled on Bloomberg anticipating a rate hike.  While the decision tomorrow already seems like a foregone conclusion, activity this week has been muted ahead of it.  Today, the February gold contract had its smallest volume day (137,000 lots) since it became the active Comex futures contract a few weeks ago.  Coin and bar demand in North America is lackluster and the … Read More »

A-Mark Bullion Update

12.06.2016 The Dow reached an all-time high yet again yesterday and the USD remains at lofty levels.  One, or both, of them is going to have to give up recent gains in order for gold and silver to break higher from current levels.  The major sovereign mints of the world are in the process of switching production from 2016-dated to 2017-dated coins.  In the US market, the two sovereign mints that garner the most attention from participants are the Royal … Read More »

London Gold Market History

London Gold Market

When the Founding Fathers of the United States signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, they had very strong ideas about what America could and would be. Fiscally, they would decide on a monetary system of gold and silver, not paper. They had seen that printed currency put the power in the hands of the King, but that gold coins gave independence and power to the people. Because England is so much older than the US is, they have a … Read More »

A-Mark Bullion Update

11.15.2016 The night of Trump’s victory in the US presidential election had the immediate feeling of Brexit all over again… “smart money” and the liberal media had, yet again, completely underestimated a political movement and world markets were turned upside down trying to make sense of an entirely unexpected (although it shouldn’t have been) scenario.  Just like with Brexit, market participants immediately flocked to the safe haven allure of gold and it shot up $65 as it became clear that … Read More »

Gold As Part Of Your Security Plan

Gold As Part Of Your Security Plan

Personal security is paramount. We all want to be safe from danger. Violent and armed individuals attacking you or your family is perhaps one of the most horrible things imaginable. No one wants this. The sad truth is, however, that violence and robbery and murder happen every day in this country. You may not give it much thought but you should have gold as part of your security plan. Recently, I watched a webinar that Lynette Zang, the Chief Market … Read More »

Meet the SDR, “The” New World Reserve Money

By Lynette Zang Chief Market Analyst, ITM Trading, Inc. How the SDR Got Started At the Bretton Woods Accord in 1944, the US was granted the sole privilege of “The” World Reserve Currency (WRC), overseen by the newly created independent International Monetary Fund (IMF). Since then, global assets have been priced and paid for in US dollars, which we could print as needed. Everyone else had to buy dollars to pay international debts. In return, the US legally agreed to … Read More »

A-Mark Bullion Update

9/30/2016 Chinese gold imports from Hong Kong totaled 1.64 million ounces in August, down 15% from the same period last year.  The figure is the lowest monthly import of the year and represents a 45% drop from the 2.9 million ounces imported in July.  Gold trading at multi-year highs has quelled the appetite of the world’s largest gold consuming country this year.  With China heading to a one week holiday in a few days, buying out of Asia should drop … Read More »