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Gaza And Ukraine: Pawns In A Deadly, Grotesque Geopolitical Game

Ukraine, Gaza, Iran, Isis, Syria and Turkey are all just pawns in a grotesque geopolitical game. All sides have their narratives. But in all cases, innocents must die …Today we  highlight David McWilliams, Global Macro 360° author, broadcaster and economist who shares his unique perspective on the global economy.

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BOE’s Carney Leads Push For Bail-Ins – China and Japan Against

Officials led by Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, are attempting to bridge sharp differences among leading G20 countries as they prepare a landmark set of proposals aimed at tackling the problem of “too big to fail” banks according to the Financial Times today.

Talks under the auspices of the global Financial Stability Board (FSB) over the summer are approaching a key stage as officials aim to clinch an agreement on bail-ins and the bailing in of creditors including depositors of banks. (more…)

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‘Archduke Ferdinand’ Moment? Drums Of War Grow Louder In Ukraine and Middle East

Geopolitical risk is very high today. The problem with war is that no matter how well the plans are made, strange things happen in war and there are many tragic unintended consequences. Political and financial complacency reigns today as it did in 1914 … (more…)

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Gold Back Over $1,300 And Palladium At 13 Year High On New Russia Sanctions

 

Gold rose for a second-day in London as new sanctions on Russia increased safe haven demand.  Geopolitical tensions with Russia and in the Middle East are leading to haven demand and there are bargain hunters buying gold bars and coins at the levels. (more…)

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India Sees Gold Imports Surge 65% In June

The sell off was greeted by Chinese buyers as Chinese premiums edged up to just over $1 an ounce on the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE). Gold price drops this year have led to a marked increase in demand for gold as seen in very large increases in ETF holdings (See chart – Orange is Gold, Purple is absolute change in gold ETF holdings). The smart money in Asia, the West and globally continues to use price dips as an opportunity to allocate to gold.

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Gold Manipulation? – $1.3 Billion Paper Gold Sale At Illiquid Time

Gold rebounded 0.4% in Asian and European trading from a one month low on speculation yesterdays sharp sell off in the paper market, the biggest price fall this year, may lead to increased ETF and physical demand for gold bullion.

Massive concentrated selling on the futures market at times when there was no breaking news or market moving developments led to sharp price falls yesterday. Nearly $1.5 billion of gold futures contracts was dumped on the market in minutes at the open on the COMEX.

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Using Bitcoin to predict how much the 5oz MaxCoin Silver Cryptobullion will raise

Predictious is a Bitcoin prediction market where you can buy and sell shares representing outcomes of a specific event. Accurate predictions are rewarded with 0.01 Bitcoin for each share owned.

Yesterday Predictious has opened a new market on what amount the Special Edition 5oz MaxCoin Silver Cryptobullion project will raise. This StartJOIN concept was created after the success of the 1oz MaxCoin Silver Cryptobullion project which had a target of $5000 but actually raised a total of $111,699.

Predictious offers several binary contracts with different ranges: $10,000; $30,000; $40,000; $100,000.

By providing a financial incentive for users to predict correctly an event, prediction markets leverage the “wisdom of the crowds” to make more accurate predictions. They are often used academically and in the corporate world to predict future events, and they have often proven to be more accurate than various large and expensive surveys.

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EU Bail-Ins Coming As Germany OKs Depositor Bail-In

With the removal of dollar clearing access from parts of the French bank BNP the U.S. government has scored a spectacular goal. A cornerstone to U.S. economic strength is the reserve currency status given to the old greenback. By tinkering with the currency clearing for whatever reason the U.S. has opened Pandora’s box of uncertainty. The fact that these measures against BNP smack of nationalism, by conveniently ignoring the illegal actions of U.S. corporations in foreign jurisdictions over the last decade or two or three, is not even the biggest concern. No, the biggest issue is this; it creates doubt. Now every financial entity worth their salt will ask themselves “But what if?” (more…)

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[KR626] Keiser Report: One-Two-Punch, Cryptobullion!

We discuss the one-two punch of cryptobullion. We also discuss the crowd coming together to fight fracking in Texas (for fear of the ever-increasing magnitude earthquakes) and Canadians delivering water for Detroit because ‘our water is their water.’ In the second half, Max interviews Tina Rothery – aka Tina Louise – about the ‘implied inevitability’ of fracking and how Centrica and Cuadrilla are ‘squatting’ in order to prevent anti-fracking activists from doing the same.

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Silver Up 10.3% YTD – Outperformance To Continue

 

Today we look at silver and why it is an important allocation in all portfolios

- Why Silver is in a Bull Market and How High Could it Go?
- Is Silver About Returns Or A Hedge Against Inflation & Systemic Risk?
- Silver: Very Small Global Supply
- Silver: Increasing Technological and Industrial Demand
- Silver: Medical Demand
- Silver’s Unique Properties
- Silver: Increasing Investment Demand
- Silver Undervalued Versus Gold
- Conclusion

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Gold Surges Above Resistance At $1,334 As Israel Prepares Possible Invasion Of Gaza

Gold had strong chart resistance at $1,334/oz as this was the 61.8% retracement of the March to June retreat. Gold has now broken convincingly above resistance and the key 50, 100 and 200 day moving averages.

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Palladium Surges To 2001 Highs At $874/oz – Up 13 Days In A Row

Palladium hit $873.75 an ounce, the highest since February 2001, taking its gains to 8% over the past two weeks and 25% year to date. The PGM metals are more volatile than gold and therefore merit a lesser allocation of one’s wealth. A strategy of reweighting and rebalancing precious metals when they outperform is a strategy we would advocate. (more…)

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