We have seen a 4 month rally in euro-region debt with yields on Italian and Spanish bonds seeing their biggest one-day jump in almost a year last week. The sell-off in European sovereign debt began in Greece and has spread following the same lines of contagion that emerged 2010-2011. Bids have simply evaporated and prices have tumbled. The short-term traders were counting on the ECM supporting bonds just as the Japanese relied upon their central bank to support the Nikkei back when. The European derivatives have seen a mad rush to protect against losses.
Silver’s average price in 2013 was $23.79 per ounce, 23.6 percent lower than the previous year, Thomson Reuters GFMS states in its World Silver Survey 2014, released yesterday. That’s the metal’s largest year-on-year percentage decrease since 1985, when it sank by 25 percent, and its second double-digit decline in a row.
Those numbers raise the question of
Mexico's top five silver producers saw output increase 18.7% to 27.8Moz in the first quarter, compared to the same period last year.
The bulk of the increase was from Goldcorp's Peñasquito mine, which produced 7.05Moz silver, up from 3.53Moz in 1Q13, as the company began steps towards tackling a lack of water which has held back throughput.
As global markets continue to see some wild trading, today James Turk told King World News that “silver is one of the best buys on the planet today.” Turk also spoke about the extraordinary price inflation the world is witnessing and compared various prices of commodities from 1980 to today in this fascinating interview.
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(Reuters) - The European Central Bank is ready to take action next month to boost the euro zone economy if updated inflation forecasts merit it, its president said on Thursday, warning outsiders not to pressure the bank into action.
Stressing that the euro's strength was "a serious concern", ECB chief Mario Draghi said the exchange rate would have to be addressed,
Jim Rogers co-founded the Quantum Group of Funds in 1973. He has warned investors that governments could loot savings and pension plans soon. With gold coming down again over the last month, I asked him about his gold holdings now.
Why still own gold?
“You see, there is going to be chaos out there over the next decade,” he began. “It could be a monetary disaster or even war.
Not only did Canadian Maple Leaf sales shatter all records in 2013, their percentage gain was twice as much compared to Silver Eagles. The Royal Canadian Mint just released their 2013 Annual Report and sales of their Silver Maples were the highest on record.
You see, there’s a new Silver Sheriff in town,
The Federal Reserve just wrapped up its two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.
As expected, the Fed kept its benchmark rate unchanged at low levels (between 0% and 0.25% ), and it tapered quantitative easing (QE) by another $US10 billion.
Under QE, monthly purchases of mortgage-backed securities will be reduced to $US20 billion
Totter on for centuries in steel-ettos: Shoes made out of metal and silver are guaranteed to last for 1,000 years
Heel-ing good: The steel shoes are comfy as well as tough, says designer Chris Shellis (Picture: Caters)
Breaking a high heel has ruined many a night out. But this pair of stilettos should be going strong long after your dancing days are done.