What Gas and Oil tell us about the price of Gold

Since the recent wartime tensions between Russia and the west are unlikely to subside, it is safe to assume that oil and gas prices won’t decrease anytime soon. What can we ascertain from the Gold to Natural Gas ratio and the Gold to Oil ratio?

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How long before Russia demands settlement in gold for oil and gas exports?

For the first time in human history, a group of governments and private companies have effectively seized the foreign currency reserve assets of a sovereign central bank. Russia has learnt, the very hard way, that only gold is money and everything else is credit. The sanctions for now do not apply to energy exports, but for how long?

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How and why the futures market misrepresents the true value of Gold and Silver

Learn why the futures market is not a valid price discovery mechanism for Gold and Silver and what is likely to happen in the future.

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The world discovers the price of commodities via the futures market, where different commodities can be bought and sold almost 24 hours a day. Each transaction represents a contract, at the end of which, the underlying commodity has to be physically delivered or settled in cash. This price discovery mechanism makes complete sense to find the market value of commodities, but utterly fails for Gold and Silver.

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Is Europe undergoing a decade long inflationary depression?

Careful analysis of the GDP of all the European Member States, adjusted for inflation, suggest that Europe has been in a stagflationary collapse for a decade.

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It is widely believed that the European Union and the Euro have brought prosperity and economic growth to Europe, but I am here to contend that there is nothing further from the truth, and that the mainstream definitions of recession and depression are inadequate at best and deceptive at worst.

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Four different approaches to measure the price of Silver

Four different approaches to measure the price of Silver, if one considers Silver to be a currency.

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Silver is widely regarded by the mainstream and financial media as a mere commodity and its true value is often unacknowledged. Silver has been dubbed “The indispensable metal” in virtue of its physical properties and conductivity.

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Six different approaches to measure the price of Gold

Six different approaches to measure the price of Gold, if one considers Gold to be a currency.

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Gold is regarded by pundits, financial advisors and mainstream commentators as a commodity, and evaluated as such. However, in the humble opinion of Yours Truly, Gold is an asset with intrinsic value, constant marginal utility and no counterparty risk, making it money and not a commodity. And this begs the question, how should we value and trade Gold if we consider it to be a currency?

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