Silver kangaroo coins have seen sales surge to over 10 million coins which is double the expected demand for the year.
Introduced to the market less than 11 months ago in September 2015 at a launch attended by GoldCore, sales of the new release Perth Mint’s 2016 Australian Kangaroo 1 ounce silver bullion coin were anticipated to reach 5 million coins in their introductory first year. Yet sales of the silver coins have already surged to a whopping 10 million coins.
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Earlier this year, the director of marketing and sales at the Austrian Mint confirmed to Bloomberg in an interview that the Mint’s combined gold bar and gold coin sales in 2015 had totalled 1.32 million troy ounces, a 45% increase on 2014, while the Mint’s silver sales in 2015 had reached 7.3 million ounces, a figure 58% higher than in 2014.
Since Münze Österreich, or the Austrian Mint in English, only publishes its annual report in July of each year, we had to wait a few months to see the granular details behind these sales numbers. Now that the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Annual Report has been published, the detailed sales figures are as follows.
Gold Philharmonics – 23.5 tonnes
In 2015, the Austrian Mint sold 756,200 troy ounces (23.52 tonnes) of Vienna Philharmonic gold coins, of which 647,100 troy ounces (20.18 tonnes) were in the form of its flagship 1 oz Vienna Philharmonics, with the remainder comprising ½ oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz and 1/25 oz gold Philharmonic coins, as well as a handful of the Mint’s very large 20 oz gold Philharmonics. Gold Philharmonic sales in 2015 were 56% higher than comparable sales of 483,700 ozs in 2014, and were also higher than 2013’s figure of 652,600 ozs.
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In what appears to be a strategy designed to keep their financial system afloat when fiat currencies around the world collapse under the strain of trillions in quantitatively eased debt, the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) has now shifted their operations so that all trade settlements can be completed in physical gold. The move follows the opening of the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE), which is the East’s answer to decades of manipulated precious metals prices by a concentration of inside players. It’s an open secret that western central banks and cooperating financial institutions have controlled the price of gold for years. The opening of the SGE and Japan’s TOCOM shift should be a clear signal that eastern governments like China, Japan and Russia are no longer willing to play a rigged game and that they are preparing to allow gold to be freely exchanged on the open market in its physical form. Continue reading »
The pending Brexit has, not surprisingly, caused a shake-up in the investment world, particularly in the UK. Of particular note is that, recently, asset management firms in Britain began refusing their clients the right to cash out of their mutual funds. Of the £35 billion invested in such funds, just under £20 billion has been affected. Continue reading »
Jeff interviews Bulgarian author living in Canada, Philip Lychkov, topics include: Bulgaria under communist rule, the change from socialism to capitalism, state owned businesses, hyperinflation in the west, the situation in Canada, things moving to the East, Canada sells all gold reserves while Eastern countries are buying gold aggressively, a coming economic depression, making preparations for the crisis, pay off your debt! in Bulgaria people thought the government was going to look after them, they were wrong, the end of Europe, the people who prospered during the Bulgarian crisis, precious metals, getting the warning out to others, getting outside the dollar system, what happens after the collapse? Philip Lychkov’s coming book: ‘Surviving Tough Times.’
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Silver just took out $20 in Sunday night Globex trading, But that’s not all, silver briefly pierced $21 tonight before settling back to the mid $20’s. Andy Hoffman joins us for a Sunday update and warns, “We are at a flashpoint in history… there is literally a tiny, tiny window left for people to protect themselves before all hell breaks loose.”
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The number one reason to buy physical gold and physical silver (not paper gold and paper silver, which is not the same thing) is very likely not what you think it is. I can deduce the number one reason why most people buy gold and silver simply from the disproprotionate amount of questions I receive about buying gold and silver whenever gold and silver prices are rising significantly versus when gold and silver prices are falling. In other words, most people believe that that top reason they should buy gold and silver is to profit from rising prices. However, this is far from the best reason to buy physical gold and physical silver. The number one reason to buy physical gold and silver, bar none, is the global currency rot that is happening today, that is relentless, and that Central Bankers are now helpless to stop (though they are responsible for creating it). Of course, some may say that benefiting from rising fiat currency prices of gold and silver is the same reason as protecting onself against currency rot, but in reality, these two reasons for buying gold and silver are as different as night and day, and here’s why. Of those that want to benefit from rising fiat currency prices of gold and silver, the vast majority are looking for a quick score, and they buy gold and silver for this reason without even taking the time to truly understand the value of gold and silver. Those seeking a quick profit from ownership of gold and silver typically fail to understand that: Continue reading »
“Instead of a sane response to real climate change which indicates we are tilting toward an ice age, governments scramble to keep alive policies designed to manipulate and deceive the people.”
– Harold J. Satterfield
“Climate change” a scheme for implementing world government
By Harold J. Satterfield
Brexit is only the most obvious symptom of a more general problem that is deep rooted and probably cannot be fixed by politicians taking conventional measures.
The fact is that globalization is failing. It’s beginning a slow and at this point almost imperceptible drop toward the hard cobblestones below that can only accelerate, and when it finally hits bottom, it will break into a million pieces and all the king’s horses and all the king’s men won’t be be able to fix it. Continue reading »
Gold and silver are the best performing assets in H1, 2016 and saw gains of 26% and 38% respectively. They were the best performing assets prior to Brexit and they are the best performing assets since Brexit. Gold and silver are up 6% and 11% respectively since the seismic Brexit vote led to turmoil on global markets.
Global stocks had a torrid first half with European and Asian stocks coming under severe selling pressure. The Euro Stoxx 50 fell 10.4%. The Nikkei was down a whopping 17%, while the Shanghai A shares was down by even more – nearly 20 percent. U.S. shares remained elevated – largely due to continuing zero percent interest policies (ZIRP) by the Federal Reserve – contrary to all the speculative, nonsense talk of the Fed rising rates. Continue reading »
Silver has surged another 2.7% higher this morning to $19.23/oz. This after yesterday’s 3% surge when silver flew through resistance at the $18 level to close at $18.26/oz. Silver is 20% higher in dollar terms in June. Silver has surged by similar amounts in euros and by 28% in beleaguered sterling in the month.
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While gold surged to its highest since March 2014 on Brexit; Silver is nearing $19, up almost 9% since Brexit, breaking above Jan 2015 highs to its highest since Sept 2014…
Gold has not been this ‘cheap’ to Silver since May 2015…
If gold is institutional safe-haven buying then many argue the surge in silver is retail rotation out of fiat.
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Brexit was the right decision to make, but the elitists will make money and let the people pay & suffer anyway (no matter what outcome the referendum had).
The price to pay for Brexit is still very small, compared to the price the people would have to pay for Bremain (seen long-term).
Final update to this historic post, just to make it official :
- BREXIT VOTE-LEAVE HAS WON MORE THAN 16.784 MLN VOTES, ENOUGH TO GUARANTEE VICTORY IN EU REFERENDUM – BBC FIGURES
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Lord Rothschild ordered as expected …
… the market ‘crashing’ button to be pressed…
… and his elite puppet financiers are getting rewarded for their ‘great work’ …
… because …
Soros Fund Management LLC, which manages $30 billion for Mr. Soros and his family, sold stocks and bought gold and shares of gold miners, anticipating weakness in various markets. Investors often view gold as a haven during times of turmoil.
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Expert economist Peter Schiff thinks the coming collapse will be far worse than the Great Depression and you need to be prepared.
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It seems like every other week I write an article that states “a new record has been broken”. It is truly a sign of the times and an indication of the events that are unfolding all around us in this upside-down world we now find ourselves in.
This article is no different. It’s another strong indication of what is happening behind the scenes amongst the “smart money”. The Royal Canadian Mint has broken yet another record, a record they obtained only just last year. Continue reading »
“A $68 trillion ‘Biblical’ collapse is poised to wipe out millions of Americans…”
Submitted by Jeff Berwick, The Dollar Vigilante:
Last year, we were the first financial site to explain how the Shemitah seven-year cycle would have an important and disastrous effect on the markets. The Shemitah ended in the third quarter of last year and just as we predicted, it was the worst quarter in worldwide stock markets since the last Shemitah in 2008.
Since then we have been the leader in explaining further Shemitah trends embedded in the once-every-49-year, Jubilee Year. The Jubilee Year ends on October 2nd of this year, and we expect even worse events to occur as October approaches.
Now, famous investor, Jim Rogers, has just released a new warning saying the same. He is even using biblical references to warn of a financial tsunami that could take place either this year or next. He has just said, “A $68 trillion ‘Biblical’ collapse is poised to wipe out millions of Americans.” Continue reading »
I’ve said many times that if you want to protect your financial assets physical gold and silver are (in my opinion) the place to be (and especially silver, which is still my favorite “investment”).
Only physical gold and silver are real, everything else will (in my opinion) turn out to be an illusion.
Of course you’ll need to prepare (for the greatest financial collapse in world history) on all levels: Water, food, survival gear, etc.
Just buying gold and silver will not nearly be enough, but it’s a good start.
The days of JP Morgan controlling the silver market may be numbered as a new player in the silver market has arrived. For the past several years, JP Morgan held the most silver on a public exchange in the world. While the LBMA may hold (or did hold) more silver, their stockpiles are not made public.
Regardless, JP Morgan held the most silver at nearly 74 million oz (Moz) in its warehouse, up until recently. Over the past two months, JP Morgan’s silver inventories have fallen nearly 7 Moz to 67.1 Moz today:
As I mentioned in my previous article, Why Are The Chinese Stockpiling Silver? Big Move Coming?, JP Morgan increased their silver inventories from 4 Moz in April 2011 to 69.4 Moz April 19, 2016. However, the Shanghai Futures Exchange silver inventories surged from 7.5 Moz in August 2015 to 54.7 Moz on April 19, 2016:
Basically, JP Morgan added an average 16.3 Moz of silver each year for the past years, whereas the Shanghai Futures Exchange added nearly 7 Moz per month. Furthermore, the majority of gains came since the beginning of 2016. Again, here is my previous Shanghai Futures Exchange silver stock chart from the article linked above: Continue reading »
Earlier this year, as investors around the world panicked and stock markets crashed across the board, one asset class held strong and actually gained. It was, by all accounts, a capital flow panic out of broader stocks and into precious metals. As a safe haven, precious metals like gold and silver have long been sought by a panicked populace during times of crisis and given the current economic and monetary debacle created by central banks, we can safely forecast a continued rise over coming years for this reason alone.
But according to Keith Neumeyer, there is another key reason for why we could see explosive prices, specifically in silver, because major shortages loom and current valuations for the precious metal are nowhere near where they should be. Given his experience and current position as the CEO of billion-dollar mining company First Majestic Silver and Chairman of mineral bank First Mining Finance, there is no better source for understanding what’s happening in silver markets today and where we can expect them to go in the mid to long-term. Continue reading »