How Much Gold is on Loan Worldwide?

Published by Dan Popescu | Oct 13, 2014

We can’t speak about the manipulation of the gold price today without understanding the derivatives market. Right after the crash of 2000 in the stock market I became alarmed by the exponential increase of derivative products but especially by the complexity of those products.

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The Calm Before the Storm in the Gold Market

Published by Dan Popescu | Oct 8, 2014

An unexpected precipitating event like a black swan event in this uncertain environment will push gold and silver up with a quantum leap with gold leading. The geopolitical and economic environment in the last few months was in my view the calm before the storm.

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Gold Sentiment – How Bad Is It?

Published by Dan Popescu | Sep 23, 2014

After the original drop in gold price from the top of $1,920 per ounce in 2011 to $1,180 per ounce in 2013, gold has started a sideways consolidation triangle pattern. Is this a correction, or is it just a pause within a move that will retrace the whole move since 2009? What does sentiment tell us?

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China’s Role in the Gold Market

Published by Dan Popescu | Jun 10, 2014

We cannot understand today’s gold market without understanding the role China and, in a different way, India play in it. The gold market in general is very opaque and the Chinese one, in particular, is even more. In this article, I will look at China’s role in the gold market.

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Gold and Geopolitics

Published by Dan Popescu | May 8, 2014

They say that gold is a geopolitical metal. Gold is real money with no counterparty risk and, furthermore, an excellent wealth preserver in time and space. Like fiat currencies (dollar, euro, yen, Yuan etc.), gold’s price is also influenced by political events, especially those having an internation...

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