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  1. rgleeson

    GOLD

    Some truely great stuff posted by QBAssetManagement in this GATA dispatches post: http://www.gata.org/node/8149 http://www.gata.org/files/QBAssetManagement-12-14-2009.pdf
  2. rgleeson

    GOLD

    Came across this on my internet contraption today; a statistical analysis of Silver ETF bar list (not sure if it's been posted already). http://www.nowandfutures.com/d3/SilverETFs_1_PDF.pdf Not sure why they bother anyway, why not use the COMEX and Tokyo contract settling technique and just store ETF certificates of another firm - or is that too obviously self referential?
  3. If only there was a site which tracked such things
  4. rgleeson

    GOLD

    For any BullionVault fans out there (like me), this is their response to me asking whether it's possible for tungsten cored bars to be passed around in the "Good Delivery Circuit" and thereby me owning one. I would have thought that Central Banks were part of the good delivery circuit, but what the hell do I know... BV poo poos the whole idea anyway... Anyway FYI: Dear Bimble, Thank you for your email. As you know, we send independent assayers into the vaults every year to check all the gold bars, and they send their report to our auditors who publish it – on their website – with the full financial audit. To read the Assayer's Report http://www.albertgoodman.co.uk/bullionvault/ Last year, the assayers were 100% satisfied with every bar. They are now due to return to the vaults later this month, coinciding with our 2009 financial audit. Meanwhile, we only ever accept bars from accredited vaults and refiners, and anyone who delivered us a gold bar which later turned out to be bad would be liable for the loss. On top of that, we guarantee every gram of BullionVault gold ourselves: http://bullionvault.com/help/terms_and_con...0gold%20content With regards to the alleged tungsten fraud, such fakes could perhaps circulate outside the Good Delivery circuit. But it's unlikely that any such metal could ever make it into accredited storage. Accredited custodians only take in bars from other accredited vaults, and metal only enters the system from accredited refiners. Even when they bear the correct bar stamps, large gold bars are not usually accepted from people outside the Good Delivery circuit, which is why taking a Good Delivery bar into private possession seriously dents its value. Any potential buyer, lacking the accredited storage history which ensures integrity, would rather deal accredited metal from an accredited source. It's this warranty -- that delivery is good -- which makes the professional wholesale market cost-efficient and liquid. You can learn more about Good Delivery at the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)'s website. You'll note just how exacting the criteria for refining and assaying are: http://www.lbma.org.uk/delivery The Physical Committee's detailed work on weighing scales is also worth reviewing. Because at these tolerances, the difference in density between gold and tungsten would show in a 400-ounce bar. Their very different melting points (1064°C for gold, 3422°C for tungsten) also make the alleged fakes unlikely, as do their physical states when cooled (gold is soft, tungsten brittle). Following back along the chain of integrity – the formal history of who held the bars, when, and in which approved facility – would ultimately lead to the producing refiner, and no amount of "tungsten" fakes would be worth the law suits, let alone the loss of LBMA accreditation. As regards the rumours and stories themselves, "Impeccably reliable sources" would never tell an internet blogger that "a number of well-heeled market participants bought...gold futures on the London Bullion Market (LBMA)". Not because they wouldn't want to share such information, but for the simple reason that London dealers don't offer gold futures. Spot, forwards and options, yes. But futures, no. Nor can anyone trade gold "on" the LBMA, because it is a trade association, not an exchange or the market itself. Nor is gold dealt at the London Metals Exchange (LME) as some authors state. It offers base-metal contracts. Reliable sources of information would know this. They'd at least look it up before publishing. Kind regards, Adrian
  5. rgleeson

    GOLD

    I do, I do, and I take your point. But the probability of the price going up without meltdown, is much higher than it going up only in a meltdown. And im only thinking of cheeky punt...
  6. rgleeson

    GOLD

    Don't fancy a Leveraged Silver ETFS punt? http://www.etfsecurities.com/en/document/e...asp#information I've been eyeing it up for a while now.
  7. rgleeson

    GOLD

    Could the people who are perma long and the people who trade short or long all put there trades into http://www.tipythia.com so we can get a clear answer on winning strategies Sorry for the shameless plug (again), but this is the very purpose of the site, built with you guys in mind! Since I started reading Housepricecrash and then GEI nearly 3 years ago I've made ~140% non-leveraged GBP gain, first on just 100% long physical gold strategy, but recently (9 months) 50% in HUI gold stocks and canadian junior mining tips. Tips that I got from this forum. All this at a time when most have been losing the shirt of their back. I have you all to thank for that. But I reckon some of you who actively trade must be doing even better, so please consider sharing your trades with tiPythia!!!
  8. rgleeson

    GOLD

    Fox network interview with GATA, on the subject of gold price and its manipulation - the presenter points out that all the Gold reserve in Fort Knox (priced today and assuming it is all there) is worth less than what was given to AIG in bailout. A nice succinct point I think on the relative price of $/gold, and one I wasn't expecting from Fox. http://news.goldseek.com/GATA/1238518335.php
  9. rgleeson

    GOLD

    I look at the chart action on gold, and really - wtf? Does that look like natural market action to anyone? Are we seeing battle of the banks (central)??? http://www.bullionvault.com/gold-price-chart.do
  10. rgleeson

    GOLD

    Or wait until there is brand new gold currency, then no CGT at all, since the amount of gold you own has not increased
  11. rgleeson

    GOLD

    How does a Gov make CGT in a bear market. Devalue the currency. Rage.
  12. rgleeson

    GOLD

    Rocket man http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=rzrKlEtxTx4 Edit: I retract this rocket man, my graph was on the wrong time setting
  13. rgleeson

    GOLD

    Long term manipilation of gold. http://www.sprott.com/pdf/not_free_not_fair.pdf Old report but very good.
  14. rgleeson

    GOLD

    In exchange we'll give you a U.S Government paper IOU: "I promise to pay the bearer 1 pension"
  15. rgleeson

    GOLD

    Well they could always invade Switzerland under operation 'Gold Freedom'. In the event of a confiscation order, I would rather have gold in a Swiss vault protected by Swiss law and sovereignty, than worry about a jail sentence because I have it under my mattress. People who have never broken the law should think hard about how they will really act in such an event. Did most Americans turn in thier gold; if so why? But then I'm a big BV/GM fan, I prefer the liquidity and margin they offer over coins.
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