Cost Of Mining Gold


With all the talk of returning to a gold standard in some or other way, do take a look at the gold production cost in the US.

Then you will get the Buffett wisdom of not betting against the US.

Not to say that other countries challenging the US for pole position won’t provide good opportunities for agile people to make money.

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Interesting Article By Hugo Salinas Price


wealthymattersI’d be surprised if such profound changes came about quickly and without war. But even a fraction of this coming true, will help gold owning Indians. And the government won’t have to go to the trouble of gold monetization schemes to get gold to be put to productive use.Of course, equally possible in such a case would be gold seizures. Read more of this post

Nilesh Shah On Gold @KotakSecurities #KotakMidCapMeet15


wealthymattersPaper Investors have a fundamental difference in thinking from those who prefer tangible assets.
His argument is that as India is the only buyer of gold, the day we all wish to sell, we will find no buyers offering a good price. Banks are prohibited by law to buy-back gold and jewelers have stocked up gold on credit.
My understanding is that, gold sold at the time of large scale distress, such as war or its aftermath, might not get us a good price in any given currency, but gold is “money” that is directly exchangeable for goods and services.
Buying gold is a statement on non confidence in the currency of any given country. And the establishment that devalues it.

 

And in anycase, Mr Nilesh Shah is wrong on fact. Indians are not the only buyers of gold.

Sovereign Gold Bonds – I’ll Pass


wealthymattersThe first I heard of the Sovereign Gold Bonds was on Dhanteras day when my bank tried to get me to purchase some of them.At the time , I was on my way out shopping  and my first thought was: Do I really want to postpone my gold purchases for a year to earn an additional 275 rupees per Rs10,000/-?Yaar, I could haggle with the jeweller and easily get that much and more off my purchases. And then, I love wearing jewellery.Do I want to give up on that pleasure and experience, multiple times a year, for as little as 275 rupees? That too in the days when one simple restaurant meal, or a taxi ride might cost that much and more? The answer then was an easy “NO”.

Later, I was to learn worse about these bonds. They are priced higher than the price of physical gold on the street. So there goes any notional interest a person might have earned! Read more of this post

Gold Play


A few years ago there was no person selling financial products that didn’t have a good word to say about gold, even if it was just paper gold.

And these day’s when gold prices are down, there’s a lot of people talking about the non interest bearing nature of gold and the hassles of gold ownership. “Monetizing ” gold is the new buzz-word.

But round the world, central banks are involved in an interesting gold play. I’m not sure its check-mate as yet .But where all these guys prefer physical gold, I’m not persuaded that letting go of our small stashes is such a great idea. Enjoy the very interesting article below:

Grandmaster Putin’s Trap: Russia is Selling Oil and Gas in Exchange for Physical Gold
-Dmitry Kalinichenko

Accusations of the West towards Putin are traditionally based on the fact that he worked in the KGB. And therefore he is a cruel and immoral person. Putin is blamed for everything. But nobody ever accused Putin of the lack of intelligence.Any accusations against this man only emphasize his ability for quick analytical thinking and making clear and balanced political and economic decisions. Read more of this post

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