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The Gold Investor Series 2022

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With both gold and silver yet to react to the runaway inflation we are seeing globally, many investors may have questions about the market's recent performance and what to expect moving forward. Fat Tail Investment Research is presenting a free online series this week with some of the biggest names in the gold investment community, including Peter Schiff and Jim Rickards. Given it is free to attend and has a cracking line up of speakers we thought we would share the…

Sell Gold & Silver Bullion in Sydney or Melbourne

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How to sell gold and silver bullion in Sydney or Melbourne Guardian Vaults Bullion Office Locations In order to safely sell your gold and silver back to Guardian Gold, simply bring them into one of our bullion offices in Sydney or Melbourne. Our bullion offices are located within the most secure environments possible inside our Guardian Vaults facilities. Your nearest location address can be found below: Guardian Vaults - 100 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Guardian Vaults - 151 Castlereagh…

Top 5 Reasons Why Investors Might Buy Silver Over Gold In 2022

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Many precious metal investors have a preference of investing in silver over gold, under the assumption that they will see a better return in coming years. In this blog we outline the top 5 reasons why investors may choose to buy silver over gold. Silver and gold prices tend to have quite a strong correlation, but one metal can outperform the other in given years by quite some margin. Both metals tend to be influenced by US dollar strength or…

Guardian Celebrates
20 Year Anniversary

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BULLION & STORAGE DISCOUNT PACKAGES The 9th of July 2022 marked our 20th consecutive year in business! Over the years we have strived to provide an unmatched level of security to safeguard our clients most precious belongings and to provide a seamless solution for the purchase, storage and liquidation of precious metals investments. To celebrate our 20th year in business we would like to introduce the following storage packages tailored towards new bullion investors: Any bullion purchase over $10,000 in…

Guardian Celebrates
20 Year Anniversary

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BULLION & STORAGE DISCOUNT PACKAGES The 9th of July 2022 marked our 20th consecutive year in business! Over the years we have strived to provide an unmatched level of security to safeguard our clients most precious belongings and to provide a seamless solution for the purchase, storage and liquidation of precious metals investments. To celebrate our 20th year in business we would like to introduce the following storage packages tailored towards new bullion investors: Any bullion purchase over $10,000 in…

Fed deletes ‘transitory’ from the dictionary

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The gold market seems poised and ready for a potential breakout, but we just need enough momentum to get through USD$1,850 in the next few weeks to confirm. US inflation remains a persistent problem for the Federal Reserve and the gold market is beginning to doubt the Fed’s ability to control it. The CPI numbers released on Wednesday this week saw US CPI remain elevated at a much higher level than the Fed’s target, coming in at 7% year on…

Welcome to 2022!

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A warm welcome back from holidays from the team at Guardian Vaults to all of our valued clients! We have already seen some big moves in financial markets to start the new year, as the Federal Reserve turns as hawkish as ever. Tech stocks took a big hit overnight in the US with Cathie Woods Ark Invest ETF dropping -7% in a day. Interesting to see gold shrug off the latest FOMC minutes which talked of US Quantitative Easing ending…
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16 June 2022 in Bullion, Education

Sell Gold & Silver Bullion in Sydney or Melbourne

How to sell gold and silver bullion in Sydney or Melbourne Guardian Vaults Bullion Office Locations In order to safely sell your gold and silver back to Guardian Gold, simply bring them into one of our bullion offices in Sydney or Melbourne. Our bullion offices are located within the most secure environments possible inside our Guardian Vaults facilities. Your nearest location address can be found below: Guardian Vaults - 100 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Guardian Vaults - 151 Castlereagh…
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18 May 2022 in Silver

Top 5 Reasons Why Investors Might Buy Silver Over Gold In 2022

Many precious metal investors have a preference of investing in silver over gold, under the assumption that they will see a better return in coming years. In this blog we outline the top 5 reasons why investors may choose to buy silver over gold. Silver and gold prices tend to have quite a strong correlation, but one metal can outperform the other in given years by quite some margin. Both metals tend to be influenced by US dollar strength or…
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22 April 2022 in Uncategorised

Guardian Celebrates
20 Year Anniversary

BULLION & STORAGE DISCOUNT PACKAGES The 9th of July 2022 marked our 20th consecutive year in business! Over the years we have strived to provide an unmatched level of security to safeguard our clients most precious belongings and to provide a seamless solution for the purchase, storage and liquidation of precious metals investments. To celebrate our 20th year in business we would like to introduce the following storage packages tailored towards new bullion investors: Any bullion purchase over $10,000 in…
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14 January 2022 in Gold, inflation

Fed deletes ‘transitory’ from the dictionary

The gold market seems poised and ready for a potential breakout, but we just need enough momentum to get through USD$1,850 in the next few weeks to confirm. US inflation remains a persistent problem for the Federal Reserve and the gold market is beginning to doubt the Fed’s ability to control it. The CPI numbers released on Wednesday this week saw US CPI remain elevated at a much higher level than the Fed’s target, coming in at 7% year on…
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6 January 2022 in Bullion, Education, Gold, inflation, Silver, Technical Analysis

Welcome to 2022!

A warm welcome back from holidays from the team at Guardian Vaults to all of our valued clients! We have already seen some big moves in financial markets to start the new year, as the Federal Reserve turns as hawkish as ever. Tech stocks took a big hit overnight in the US with Cathie Woods Ark Invest ETF dropping -7% in a day. Interesting to see gold shrug off the latest FOMC minutes which talked of US Quantitative Easing ending…
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23 December 2021 in Bullion, Silver, Technical Analysis

Silver Price Signals a Swing Higher

The silver price has upset a few bulls of late, after retreating from a high of USD $25.00 per ounce in November down to a wash-out low of $21.40. But there are some positive indications from the recent price action, hinting that a significant low has now been formed. From a technical perspective, it was very important for the price to hold this key $21.40 level as it coincides with the recent lows all the way back to the major…
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20 September 2021 in Bullion, Gold, Silver

Why the Federal Reserve Will Fail

News this week is dominated by what is being referred to as ‘China’s Lehman Brothers moment’. Property developer Evergrande shares are plummeting as there is no word from Beijing about a bail out package as yet. Finally, we are seeing this volatility spill over into other markets with the ASX down by 2% on Monday and iron ore futures getting crushed. Gold and silver have been caught up in the chaos with a flight to safety heading towards the US…
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7 September 2021 in Bullion, demand, Gold, Silver

Silver Price & Demand Outlook

Last Friday saw the first big miss in US employment figures for quite a while. Expectations were for 720,000 jobs to be added in the non-farm payrolls data for the month of August, but the number fell well and truly short at only 235,000. The US dollar dropped, gold caught a bid, but silver was the stand out, jumping over 3% to $AUD 33.30 per ounce. We’ll take a good look at the silver price in this week’s update and…
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3 September 2021 in Bullion

Perth Mint Update – August 2021 Report

For this week’s update we will let the Perth Mint take the floor with a great summary of a very volatile month for precious metals. Manager of Investment Research at The Perth Mint, Jordan Eliseo covers whether or not gold is still an inflation hedge with some comments from billionaire John Paulson on why he’s bullish on gold prices moving forward. August 2021 also marked the 50-year anniversary for one of the most important events in gold’s recent history: when…
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25 August 2021 in Gold, inflation

GOLD STALLS AT $2,500

It been a perfect storm for the gold price in AUD the past few weeks, as gold managed to climb back to USD$1,800 whilst the AUD was under pressure from a collapsing iron ore spot price and announcements of extended lockdowns across Sydney and Melbourne. But is gold shaping up for a pullback? We’ll take a look this week at the price action in metals and the AUD/USD. Firstly, to gold in USD terms; we are looking neutral if anything,…
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11 August 2021 in Bullion, Gold, Silver

Metals Crash During Monday Open

A very volatile start to week as both gold and silver were smashed into the open on Monday morning. Silver dropped almost $2 USD an ounce and gold more than $50 USD an ounce in what was called a ‘flash crash’ during a time where market liquidity was significantly lacking. So why the dramatic move in precious metal prices? And what does it mean moving forward? We will answer these questions in this week’s update as we delve into the…
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5 August 2021 in Bullion, Education

Why do gold prices differ between bullion dealers?

You may have noticed that selling prices on gold and silver bullion can differ greatly from different bullion dealers. Bullion prices differ quite a lot from one dealer to another, depending on quite a few factors: Stock Levels Competition Sources Firstly, stock levels can allow for different pricing on different products. For example, if we have a large buyback at Guardian Gold that bring our stocks levels much higher than our average holding, we may look to have a sale…
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5 August 2021 in Bullion, Education, Gold, Silver

Can I buy gold and silver bullion at the spot price?

Unfortunately, the average investor cannot buy bullion at the spot price, as all bullion products have a cost basis above spot that must be covered before any margin can be made by that refinery or mint. To explain further, let’s cover an explanation of what the ‘spot price’ is: The “spot price” refers to the price in which a commodity or precious metal is trading for immediate delivery in a given market, which differs to a ‘futures’ price which has…
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2 August 2021 in Bullion, Gold, Silver

Lockdowns to crush Australia’s GDP

Monday, 2 August 2021 As lock downs continue across Sydney and other parts of the country, there is a significant economic cost which will no-doubt influence both government and central bank policy decisions, and should impact asset prices moving forward. Domestic gold investors have seen local prices buoyed by the falling AUD/USD which has retreated from 77c in June to 73.50c at time of writing, with a chance the AUD continues to lose ground if the lockdowns last longer than…
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16 July 2021 in Bullion, Gold, Silver

A Positive Signal for Gold

This week saw the much-anticipated US CPI data for the month of June, and the not-so-transitory inflation number surprised to the upside yet again. What is interesting to note; last month the higher-than-expected CPI led to gold selling off on heightened fears of Federal Reserve tapering, however this time the higher number saw gold catch a bid, moving up through $1,825 USD. In this week’s update we will explain why and comment on what could be a significant signal that…
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9 July 2021 in Gold, inflation, Silver

Bond Yields Plummet

BOND YIELDS PLUMMET Friday, 9 July 2021 BOND YIELDS PLUMMET A sharp plunge in Treasury yields hit markets this week. The US 10Y yield dropped to 1.29% which helped gold rise back above the USD$1,800 level. Markets are experiencing a greater than normal level of uncertainty as investors weigh up the possibilities of inflation, monetary tightening, and COVID mutations hindering the economic recovery. At least some market participants are clearly expecting weaker equity market performance from here on in, and…
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22 June 2021 in Silver

With thanks to Central Banks

Thursday, 11 February 2021 The biggest news to hit financial markets this week was Elon Musk announcing Telsa had made a $1.5 Billion dollar investment into bitcoin, in an attempt to have part of their cash holding deliver a better return than what is currently offered by savings accounts. Interestingly, bitcoin broke out into new all-time highs, however Tesla slightly sold off, finishing lower on the day. Perhaps there were a few Tesla investors out there no so convinced that taking a…
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20 June 2021 in Bullion

Financial Year Wrap

Friday, 2 July 2021 FINANCIAL YEAR WRAP A stellar performance by every fund manager on the planet this financial year, as they all pat themselves on the back for their Buffet-like returns to close out 30th of June.  But is everyone a genius? Or is it that the whole market was simply red hot and they were along for the ride? Well, if you delivered returns below an enormous 37.4% for the year, you actually underperformed, as that was the return of the…
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17 June 2021 in Gold

GOLD SUFFERS TAPER TANTRUM

Thursday, 17 June 2021 A sharp pullback in precious metals prices this week, with gold retreating 5.3% and silver pulling back 6.3% during the US sessions in response to the Federal Reserve’s latest forecast on US interest rates and talk of a potential tapering of their bond buying program. The quote from Fed chair Powell ties in well with last week’s update which covered our theory that inflation is actually much higher in reality than what we see printed in…
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11 June 2021 in Bullion, Gold, inflation, Silver

What is the Real Inflation Number?

Friday, 11 June 2021 This week saw the release of US CPI data for the month of May, and after April’s surprise CPI print of an annualized 4%, we saw inflation continue to trend higher in the US with the official numbers coming in above expectations yet again at 5% on an annualized basis, the highest since August 2008. Gold’s reaction was somewhat sluggish, rising 0.5% on the day, as the market seems unconvinced that the inflation genie has been let…
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21 May 2021 in Bullion, Gold

CRYPTO CRASHES AS GOLD GAINS

Friday, 21 May 2021 CRYPTO CRASHES AS GOLD GAINS An eventful week in markets this week as the crypto market entered free fall, with precious metals continuing to trend higher. Spot gold in USD broke out above the recent downtrend line from August, but we would be surprised if it comes back to test that level again soon. With precious metals being late to the inflation party we expect prices to be supported by the recent trend lower in ‘real…
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14 May 2021 in Bullion, Gold, inflation, Silver

Jump in Inflation Spooks Markets

Friday, 14 May 2021 US inflation numbers surprised this week, with the year-on-year CPI number for April coming in at 4.2%, much higher than the anticipated 3.6%. Markets are currently not positioned well to experience an inflationary environment, so the US stock market sold-off -2% on the news. The bond market sold off too, pushing yields to 1.68% on 10Y notes and hence gold failed to react positively on the day, giving up some ground to trade back to USD$1,820.…
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23 April 2021 in Gold

WITH GREAT REWARD COMES GREAT RISK

WITH GREAT REWARD COMES GREAT RISK Friday, 23 April 2021 Gold continued to trend higher this week on the back of weaker 10Y yields and news of the green light given by Beijing for some 150 tonnes of gold imports to China by domestic and international banks. With gold finding its feet, silver too marched higher to over $34 AUD with the AUD/USD drifting slightly lower to 77.0 US cents. Both the crypto market and the US stock market seem to be…
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16 April 2021 in Gold

Gold Catches a Bid

GOLD CATCHES A BID! Friday, 16 April 2021 We commented in recent market updates the battle between physical investors who are buying in droves at these levels VS ETF investors who have been liquidating since August. The key level for gold was $1,680, and we had to hold that level from a technical perspective to remain in the uptrend since 2019. With the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield sliding back to a one month low this week, we saw gold catching…
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9 April 2021 in Silver

The Silver Squeeze Continues

SILVER SQUEEZE CONTINUES Friday, 9 April 2021 Metals have been steady this week with encouraging signs that the recent support level of USD $1,680 has held for gold, silver is tracking sideways at $25 USD, despite the unprecedented demand for physical metals by retail investors. Just like clockwork gold has managed to hold trendline support on the longer-term daily chart and continues to form a base above $1,700 which is positive. So, it seems there are two opposing markets in…
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25 March 2021 in Gold, inflation, Silver

Can gold and bond yields rise in unison?

CAN GOLD AND BOND YIELDS RISE IN UNISON? Thursday, 25 March 2021 Anyone who follows gold on a regular basis would have noticed the current obsession with the US 10 Year bond yield, with each tick higher or lower corresponding with a very strong inverse correlation in the gold price. A lot of media commentary has been around the fact that this trend of rising bond yields could mean the death of gold, and that higher bond yields are seen…
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18 March 2021 in Gold, Silver

Fed’s Powell Bring a Boost to Gold

FED’S POWELL BRINGS A BOOST TO GOLD Thursday, 18 March 2021 In recent updates we talked about rising US bond yields having a negative impact on precious metals prices for the early part of this year. We also noted that interest rates in the US cannot be allowed to rise materially without a major credit crisis and that the Federal Reserve would have to step in at some stage to calm the bond market. This is precisely what we saw…
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12 March 2021 in Uncategorised

Australia’s Property Bonfire

AUSTRALIA’S PROPERTY BONFIRE Friday, 12 March 2021 Gold may be finding its feet this week on the back of very strong demand for bullion in Asia. The price in USD terms managed to stay above the long-term trendline going back to 2019 after hitting lows of $1,680 and recovering back above $1,700 convincingly. Silver bounced back above $26 USD per ounce with the Gold:Silver ratio currently sitting at 66:1.   US treasury yields fell back this week after a strong…
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4 March 2021 in Uncategorised

It’s all about bond yields

IT’S ALL ABOUT BOND YIELDS Thursday, 4 March 2021 There is a whole lot happening in financial markets right now, with the dominating story being the severe sell-off in US Government Bonds. The world’s largest and most important debt market has been met with consistent selling since October 2020 with market conditions said to be the worst in seven years.  All of a sudden no one wants to buy US government debt, with some analysts calling for the end of the…
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26 February 2021 in Uncategorised

Is the bubble finally bursting?

Friday, 26 February 2021After hitting a low of USD $1760 during Sydney’s trading session on Friday, Gold recovered back above $1800 this week before US Bond yields spiked again send us back to USD $1,770. Silver continued to track sideways for now, just under $USD $28 per ounce. A very noticeable increase in demand for physical metals on Friday lead to Perth Mint being sold out on the majority of cast bars this week. The pick up in physical demand…
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4 February 2021 in Bullion, Gold, Silver

Silver Short Squeeze?

Thursday, 4 February 2021   By now, many readers would have come across the “Silver Short Squeeze” trend on social media getting around at the moment as silver took a wild ride from $33 AUD an ounce to $40, before pulling back to $35 all within a few days. Some participants of the Reddit group Wall Street Bets (mentioned in last week’s update) turned their eye towards the silver market as a few posts went viral about the potential to squeeze silver…
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20 January 2021 in Uncategorised

Gold Hits Lowest Level Since March 2020

GOLD HITS LOWEST LEVEL SINCE MARCH 2020 Wednesday, 20 January 2021   It has been quite a volatile start for precious metals in 2021. Right when gold looked to be breaking out to the upside, we saw US Bonds sell off, pushing the yield on a 10-year Bond to the highest since March of 2020, above 1.18%. Gold took a sharp dive in response. We noted in our Gold 2021 Report the importance of US Bond yields on precious metal prices for…
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6 January 2021 in Uncategorised

Gold starts 2021 with a Bang!

Wednesday, 6 January 2021 After putting in a significant low on the 30th of Nov 2020 at USD $1,765, investors were wondering how long the pullback and consolidation phase for gold would be before the next leg higher. December has been a seasonally weak month for previous metals over the past five years so it is interesting to see metals making a January recovery once again as we start 2021.   One key indication that the current profit taking environment for…
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2 December 2020 in Bullion, Gold, Silver

Gold & Silver Outlook – 2021

GOLD & SILVER OUTLOOK - 2021 Wednesday, 2 December 2020 Introduction With 2020 quickly coming to an end, precious metals are looking to post another strong year of gains, with gold in AUD delivering close to 12% returns and silver looking to post a 20% return if it can maintain current levels. That would mark silver’s best year of this decade, and a very respectable return for Gold in 2020. With so many uncertainties on the table, 2021 is no…
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30 November 2020 in Uncategorised

How to buy gold using your superannuation

Monday, 30 November 2020 Many Australians are using the vehicle of a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) in order to diversify their superannuation into other asset classes that may not be available in retail and industry superfund offerings. The number of SMSF members in Australia has swelled to over 1.1 Million in 2020, with total assets under management growing to a whopping $705 Billion AUD. The popularity of SMSF’s has only increased during the Covid19 pandemic as investors are seeking alternatives that do not correlate…
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18 March 2021 in Gold, Silver

Fed’s Powell Bring a Boost to Gold

FED’S POWELL BRINGS A BOOST TO GOLD Thursday, 18 March 2021 In recent updates we talked about rising US bond yields having a negative impact on precious metals prices for the early part of this year. We also noted that interest rates in the US cannot be allowed to rise materially without a major credit crisis and that the Federal Reserve would have to step in at some stage to calm the bond market. This is precisely what we saw…
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12 March 2021 in Uncategorised

Australia’s Property Bonfire

AUSTRALIA’S PROPERTY BONFIRE Friday, 12 March 2021 Gold may be finding its feet this week on the back of very strong demand for bullion in Asia. The price in USD terms managed to stay above the long-term trendline going back to 2019 after hitting lows of $1,680 and recovering back above $1,700 convincingly. Silver bounced back above $26 USD per ounce with the Gold:Silver ratio currently sitting at 66:1.   US treasury yields fell back this week after a strong…
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4 March 2021 in Uncategorised

It’s all about bond yields

IT’S ALL ABOUT BOND YIELDS Thursday, 4 March 2021 There is a whole lot happening in financial markets right now, with the dominating story being the severe sell-off in US Government Bonds. The world’s largest and most important debt market has been met with consistent selling since October 2020 with market conditions said to be the worst in seven years.  All of a sudden no one wants to buy US government debt, with some analysts calling for the end of the…
Read More
26 February 2021 in Uncategorised

Is the bubble finally bursting?

Friday, 26 February 2021After hitting a low of USD $1760 during Sydney’s trading session on Friday, Gold recovered back above $1800 this week before US Bond yields spiked again send us back to USD $1,770. Silver continued to track sideways for now, just under $USD $28 per ounce. A very noticeable increase in demand for physical metals on Friday lead to Perth Mint being sold out on the majority of cast bars this week. The pick up in physical demand…
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4 February 2021 in Bullion, Gold, Silver

Silver Short Squeeze?

Thursday, 4 February 2021   By now, many readers would have come across the “Silver Short Squeeze” trend on social media getting around at the moment as silver took a wild ride from $33 AUD an ounce to $40, before pulling back to $35 all within a few days. Some participants of the Reddit group Wall Street Bets (mentioned in last week’s update) turned their eye towards the silver market as a few posts went viral about the potential to squeeze silver…
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20 January 2021 in Uncategorised

Gold Hits Lowest Level Since March 2020

GOLD HITS LOWEST LEVEL SINCE MARCH 2020 Wednesday, 20 January 2021   It has been quite a volatile start for precious metals in 2021. Right when gold looked to be breaking out to the upside, we saw US Bonds sell off, pushing the yield on a 10-year Bond to the highest since March of 2020, above 1.18%. Gold took a sharp dive in response. We noted in our Gold 2021 Report the importance of US Bond yields on precious metal prices for…
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6 January 2021 in Uncategorised

Gold starts 2021 with a Bang!

Wednesday, 6 January 2021 After putting in a significant low on the 30th of Nov 2020 at USD $1,765, investors were wondering how long the pullback and consolidation phase for gold would be before the next leg higher. December has been a seasonally weak month for previous metals over the past five years so it is interesting to see metals making a January recovery once again as we start 2021.   One key indication that the current profit taking environment for…
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2 December 2020 in Bullion, Gold, Silver

Gold & Silver Outlook – 2021

GOLD & SILVER OUTLOOK - 2021 Wednesday, 2 December 2020 Introduction With 2020 quickly coming to an end, precious metals are looking to post another strong year of gains, with gold in AUD delivering close to 12% returns and silver looking to post a 20% return if it can maintain current levels. That would mark silver’s best year of this decade, and a very respectable return for Gold in 2020. With so many uncertainties on the table, 2021 is no…
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30 November 2020 in Uncategorised

How to buy gold using your superannuation

Monday, 30 November 2020 Many Australians are using the vehicle of a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) in order to diversify their superannuation into other asset classes that may not be available in retail and industry superfund offerings. The number of SMSF members in Australia has swelled to over 1.1 Million in 2020, with total assets under management growing to a whopping $705 Billion AUD. The popularity of SMSF’s has only increased during the Covid19 pandemic as investors are seeking alternatives that do not correlate…
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