Year: 2023

Central Bank Gold Demand Is Even Stronger Than It Looks

Author: JOHN RUBINO When sales are actually purchases Central banks have morphed recently from net sellers of gold to increasingly aggressive net buyers. And the buying is even more aggressive than it seems. Here’s the story in three charts: When the global financial system nearly imploded in 2008, central banks stopped selling gold and started buying. To put this buying[...]

Some Needed Perspective on Gold and Silver

As the prices for gold and silver continue to vacillate, investors and others who are price dependent might find themselves a bit anxious regarding both metals lack of obligatory action to the upside. One of the most oft-stated arguments in favor of higher prices for gold (particularly) and silver is their presumed sensitivity to inflation.  Simply stated - as inflation gets worse, the[...]

Neptune-GBX® and Fiduciary Trust International Team Up to Provide Precious Metals Investors with Institutional-Quality Custodian, Cash Management & Reporting Services

Strategic Relationship Between Physical-Bullion Trading Platform & Global Wealth Management Provider Work Together to Simplify Investing in Precious Metals WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Neptune-GBX®, an international precious metals dealer and exchange operator, is enhancing its dynamic suite of products and services through a strategic relationship with Fiduciary [...]

Four Signs The Economy Is In Decline

IS ECONOMIC GEAR STUCK IN REVERSE? It is one thing to complain that the economy is not growing, or, that economic activity is slowing; but the charts below indicate something more serious. Economic activity is in decline and the decline might be accelerating. First, lets look at industrial production... Industrial Production Real output for all facilities located in the[...]

Too Soon For New Highs In Gold

NEW HIGHS IN GOLD Anticipation for explosive new highs in gold has risen sharply since last fall. After rising above $2000 earlier this year for the fourth year in a row, the gold price has dropped back to the mid-$1900s and continues to tease investors with somewhat lackluster performance. Regardless, we need to be clear about the expectations for the price of the yellow metal. The [...]

Stock and Bond Expert Makes Case For PMC Ounce and Gold – National Debt A Key Price Driver

Macroeconomic and geopolitical conditions have investors bewildered.  Events which are unfolding look like they may crush the valuations of several asset classes which had enriched investors over the past decade.  To help give us some direction at such a time, Neptune-GBX is pleased to share the insights from a market veteran and visionary who forecast the financial crisis of 2008[...]

Fears Of Recession Support Gold Price??

It is time to set the record straight - again... A recession, no matter how severe, will not have any appreciable effect on the gold price.  A recession is a period of weak economic activity. Recessions can be accompanied by a weaker dollar; however, that is not usually the case. In fact, severe recessions and economic depressions can trigger deflation. In those cases, it means a[...]

Gold Price To Monetary Base – A Ratio to Keep An Eye On

GOLD PRICE AND MONETARY BASE "The monetary base is the total amount of a currency in circulation or held in reserves. Money in circulation is anything that is held and used by the general public while reserves refer to commercial bank deposits and any money held in reserves by these institutions at the central bank." Investopedia The chart below shows the ratio of the gold price to the St. [...]

Gold vs Stocks and Interest Rates – No Correlation

by Kelsey Williams for Neptune Global When others speak of gold as hedge or safe haven investment, they are usually referring to what is sometimes claimed as an inverse correlation between gold and stocks; i.e., gold tends to go up when stocks decline and vice versa. Based on casual logic, it sounds reasonable. The problem is that the logic is based on false assumptions. First of all,[...]

The Federal Reserve and $10,000 Gold

by Kelsey Williams for Neptune Global THE FEDERAL RESERVE - WHAT WE DON'T KNOW Having had the opportunity and time to ply their trade again and again, the sorcerers at the central bank have usually found favor with the gods of paper money.  This is true as long as the basic objective and standard of measurement is to avoid complete financial and economic disaster. There are other[...]

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