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Old 10-21-2011, 06:12 AM   #1
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Fear Index sends clear message about gold’s value

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Despite the drop in the gold price in September, GoldMoney's Fear Index remains above the 3% level, which should indicate a high alert to anyone paying attention.

Growth in the money supply is accelerating, with M2 starting to follow the upward spike in M1, which had been shooting up since 2010. Even M3 is showing accelerating growth for the 8th month running, albeit at a lower pace than the other Ms. Monetarists who have pointed to plummeting velocity as a buffer between monetary inflation and consumer price inflation should take note; money velocity is also showing signs of picking up.
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The purpose of the Fear Index is to measure gold’s value, and the way to achieve this objective is to compare it to its peers, namely, other forms of money, or in this case the US dollar.

What is the Fear Index telling us? That gold is still very much undervalued in historical terms when viewed in terms of dollars, which is the world’s reserve currency. If the dollar money supply had to be once again 40% backed by gold, the average during the classical gold standard, the dollar price of an ounce of gold would have to be more than 10 times what it currently is. Of course that price calculation is based on the unrealistic assumption that there is no more money printing in the future. It also assumes that the US gold reserves are unencumbered and available for backing the dollar, and not just a forgotten and neglected “tradition” for which the American people hold only a pawnbroker’s chit.
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More: http://www.goldmoney.com/gold-resear...d-s-value.html

Increasing money supply + increasing velocity of money = increasing inflation

Will QE3 upend the apple cart?
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:15 AM   #2
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:16 AM   #3
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US Money Supply Surges Surges 33% in 4 Months – Global Money Supply to Lead to Gold $10,000/oz?

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Old 01-28-2012, 08:47 AM   #4
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The year 2011 ended on a very weak note for the price of gold, which tested support near the lowest levels since August as the precious metal slid below $1,550. This movement even drove the GoldMoney Fear Index below 3% as US M3 continued to rise, surpassing $14.4 Trillion. The downward path of gold since the September highs immediately prompted cries that the "bubble was bursting" from every corner of the financial press.

They could not be more wrong.
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It is not enough for prices to go up, they must go up beyond what is justified by value. There must also be a psychological "herd" effect. If only a small minority takes part, it is difficult for a self-reinforcing feedback loop to happen. We've already explained how participation in the gold market remains the province of a tiny minority, even including all the "paper gold" instruments.

The importance of the GoldMoney Fear Index lies in answering the first question: What is the value of gold? As we've said before gold must be compared to its peers- other forms of money- in this case the US Dollar.

The chart's message is powerful, the amount of dollars in circulation is still huge compared to the amount of gold that used to, barely 40 years ago, back them and give them the credibility necessary to become the world's reserve currency.

A gold bubble would see, at the very least, fear index levels approaching those of the 1980s. It would see financial headlines cheerleading, rather than disparaging gold. It would see as many people buying gold coins as were buying Nasdaq stocks in 1999 or US houses in 2006. It might even see "gold coin" rank higher on Google Trends than "real estate".

There might come a time when gold is once again overvalued and it makes sense to sell it, (or to spend it), but right now we are a world away from anything approaching a mania phase. The gold price has not even made new inflation-adjusted highs! Meanwhile the fundamentals, monetary policy and interest rates, remain extremely positive and show no signs of changing in the near future.

This last factor is by far the most important. As long as the world's central banks think that they can go on "making money" and printing at will, the market will look for alternatives that cannot be debased, devalued or counterfeited.

Gold cannot default. If history is any indication, we are approaching an era when protection from broken promises will be worth its weight in gold. In the year of the dragon, hold onto your hoard.
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More (including updated fear index chart for Jan 2012): http://www.goldmoney.com/gold-resear...dervalued.html
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:05 AM   #5
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Looks like you're right but it will turn around i am pretty sure
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:40 AM   #6
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Chris Martenson has just done a good article on price suppression -

http://www.chrismartenson.com/blog/g...ats-okay/72892

which triggers the question, what might cause the CB's to loose control of the POG ?
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:40 AM   #7
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CB's lose control of gold when the paper market is exposed by huge demand for delivery of gold that simply does not exist. The COMEX is already trying to force settlement of contracts in SLV, GLD and fiat. We will see unprecedented demand for delivery when another European country implodes. The likely next candidate is Spain, but Italy has recently seen some powerful response by her people, who like the Spanish, are tired of the technocrats shoving shit sandwiches down their collective throats. When the first country makes a successful exit from the failed European Union, gold will sense the stress and launch upward with great velocity. Silver, golds redheaded stepsister, will not be far behind. As a matter of fact, silver historically overshoots gold on a percentage basis during bull markets.
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:30 PM   #8
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I used to think this Ancona but now reckon, as it is a forseen event, it can be 'managed'

just look back over the last 2 years and consider how many events weve witnessed that should have triggered financial meltdown but were effectively fixed by pushing mountains of new money at the problem.

Real loss of control will come from something unexpected that cant be managed in this way.
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:49 PM   #9
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Agreed Rblong2us, but remember, we have yet to see the thousands of paper holders [COMEX] stand for delivery of physical, and that is where the control is lost. I see it now in the resolution of the silver longs, standing firm through the continuing attacks and slapdowns. No, I rather believe we will see the collapse of the COMEX/LBMA sooner than later, and when they go down, it will be fucking biblical.

I have popcorn at the ready, 'cause the show will be unforgettable mate!
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:28 PM   #10
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ok, i'll have a small wager with you that it will be a whimper not a bang as it fades into irrelevance, rather than a massive failure to deliver, due to it being forseeable and fixable, with enough fresh paper ........

looser buys the popcorn ?
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I suspect the smart money will anticipate. The dumb money won't even be playing.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #12
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I don't know Rblong2us, sure, they can keep printing paper promises, but they can't supply the silver. As long as those standing for delivery refuse to bend to Blythe and Da Boyz, and demand the promised physical silver, it could absolutely collapse in upon itself.
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