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RBNZ Ends Q.E./Currency Printing Early. How Will This Impact Precious Metals Prices?

RBNZ Ends Q.E./Currency Printing Early. How Will This Impact Precious Metals Prices?

Last week the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announced they would be ending their Large Scale Asset Purchase (LSAP) program – i.e. Q.E. – by 23 July.  The announcement came just as we were sending out our weekly newsletter. So we only had time to jot down a few thoughts: Late Update: RBNZ to […]

Federal Reserve Balance Sheet Reduction: Why is it Now Growing Again?

Federal Reserve Balance Sheet Reduction: Is it Now Growing Again?

In September 2017 the US Federal Reserve announced that it would finally begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. So how has the Federal Reserve balance sheet reduction affected asset prices since then? How has the Fed stance on its balance sheet changed so far in 2019? What will happen next? Firstly, What is the […]

RBNZ Prepared to Print Money and Implement Negative Interest Rates in a Crisis – Banks Think It’s Now Possible Too

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), issued a bulletin on 4 May 2018. The bulletin outlined 5 unconventional monetary policy plans the RBNZ could implement in case of a crisis. Including that the RBNZ is prepared to print money.   The bulletin entitled “Aspects of implementing unconventional monetary policy in New Zealand” outlined these 5 […]

Why the World’s Billionaire Investors Buy Precious Metals

Why the World’s Billionaire Investors Buy Precious Metals

There are always lessons that can be learned from the “smart money”. Unlike regular investors, billionaire money managers like Ray Dalio and Stan Druckenmiller are professional investors. They have entire institutional teams at their disposal, dive deep into the nuances and complexities of the market, and spend every waking moment of their lives thinking about […]

Ronald Stoeferle: 2016 Will Be a Good Year For Gold Investors

Ronald Stoeferle, of Incrementum AG in Liechtenstein was recently interviewed by Lars Schall, a German reporter. They discussed this year’s prospects for gold, silver and mining shares; the still increasing gold demand in China; and a book that Stoeferle co-authored, “Austrian School for Investors – Austrian Investing Between Inflation and Deflation”. The full audio interview can be found […]

Central Planners Are In A State of Panic – Japan’s black swan flaps its wings

- Japan’s black swan flaps its wings

You’ve no doubt heard the Bank of Japan announcement last week. If not, it was that they would increase their purchases of Japanese government bonds to 80 trillion yen (up from 60 – 70 trillion) and triple their purchases of stock funds to 3 trillion yen annually. This excellent article from Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity (who […]

How Can There Not Be a Currency Crisis?

How Can There Not Be a Currency Crisis?

Below you can see well known financial blogger Mish Shedlock’s full presentation from the recent Casey Research Summit. He covers a lot of ground including will we see inflation or deflation, velocity of money and why he thinks there’s no chance of hyperinflation, and what to buy to prepare. He also makes a mention of New […]


Darryl Schoon gives his take on what the Fed has really been aiming for in its money printing programme. It’s not unemployment or financial stability or even inflation targeting. He also looks at where things might be heading and there’s a couple of shortish videos towards the end that are worth a look too, particularly […]


Darryl Schoon uses a number of charts from Ronald Stoeferle of Incrementum’s latest chartbook in this piece of his to outline just what the problem is with Quantitative Easing. (Over the last month we’ve also featured a number of Charts from Ronald Stoeferle’s excellent chart book on Inflation vs Deflation. See Inflation versus Deflation and Latest from […]