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China & Russia are Stockpiling Gold



Gold refineries in Switzerland sent a record amount of gold to Shanghai last December, and Russia is buying gold in droves as well, as the United States experiences a time of tumultuous politics and the european banking system is reported to be on the verge of collapse.

Figures released at the end of January by Federal Customs Administrations showed that Switzerland, a world leader in gold production, sent 158 tonnes of gold to China, a five time increase over November’s sum and nearly three times the volume in December 2015. Read More

Is Palladium Going To $1,200?

[heading]Is Palladium Going To $1,200?[/heading]

Palladium has risen to its highest level since 2011 due in part to escalating tensions in Ukraine, in particular that the supply of palladium from Russia, the world’s biggest producer, will be restricted. In 1999-2000 palladium ran to $1,200. Could it be heading to its old high?

Politicians and banks are suggesting increased sanctions against Russia’s banking and finance system, worsening the situation and increasing the likelihood that supply will be cut off.

Palladium has increased 13 percent this year as the threat of disruption to Russian exports added to supply concerns amid a miners’ strike in South Africa, the second-biggest producer. The introduction last month of two-exchange traded products backed by the metal tried to temper the volatility. Read More