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August 22, 2012 11:10:47 AM MDT

Gold Supply-Crisis Looms?

The World Gold Council recently released its second quarter statistics on gold “demand and supply trends”. For those not familiar with the WGC, it is an “industry trade group” composed of large-cap gold miners who love bankers.

How much do these mining companies love bankers? So much that they allow ...

Posted in Analysis By Jeff Nielson

Since this is the first time I’ve written on this important institution since joining Silver Gold Bull, a few words about this entity are in order, direct “from the horse’s mouth”, the WGC’s homepage:


The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Working within the investment, jewellery and technology sectors, as well as engaging in government affairs, our purpose is to provide industry leadership, whilst stimulating and sustaining demand for gold…

Posted in News By Jeff Nielson

July 19, 2012 10:03:57 AM MDT

Precious Metals vs. Commodities

I had the opportunity to listen to an inteview with noted commodities-guru Jim Rogers, which is never a bad investment of one’s time. Rogers is both very astute, and a straight-talker; two “commodities” which I’m sure that he would purchase if he could – since both are clearly in short supply in the 21st century.

The central topic on the mind of Rogers’ interviewer was Ben Bernanke’s farcical testimony before the U.S. Congress. That love-fest had all the interrogative value of spending the day watching Sesame Street. Rogers was also totally unimpressed:

…Mr. Bernanke is going to print more money…I wouldn’t pay much attention to the man…He only knows one thing – and that’s what he’s going to do…

The interview then proceeded to Rogers’ specialty: the world of commodities. He remains totally committed to commodities over the long term, rightfully pointing out that as the global economy continues to be drowned in mountains of the bankers’ paper currencies, that these hard assets must soar in price – as all that paper collapses in value...

Posted in Analysis By Jeff Nielson

July 3, 2012 1:23:37 PM MDT

News: Q1 Gold Demand Down, But Still High

Technically this doesn’t qualify as “news”, since the data has been out now for a couple of weeks. However, since I assumed my new role as SGB’s precious metals analyst after the World Gold Council’s Q1 stats on gold demand came out, I thought I would quickly revisit this announcement...

Posted in News By Jeff Nielson