Mark Mead Baillie

Articles by Mark Mead Baillie

Whether driven by NorKNoise, or just plain ole common sense, Gold further reinforced its recent firmness in all but tapping the year-to-date high (1298.8 on 06 June), reaching up to 1298.1 yesterday (Friday) before settling out the week at...
For the tenth time in the last four calendar years, gold again has settled out a week in the 1260s, in this case closing yesterday (Friday) at 1264. Not that betwixt and between price has been staid: since 24 January 2014 (gold then 1268...
Kudos to our good colleague and bon vivant Squire who a week ago, with respect to our annoyance over gold's returning up only to get stuck yet again in its 1240-1280 box, quintessentially queried: "...what if price just keeps powering up...
For those of you fond of the fortnight, gold just finished its fourteenth of the year, with its third-best bi-weekly gain (+3.6%) of 2017; and this most recent week's gain (+2.2%) ranks fourth of the 28 year-to-date, price settling...
Welcome to the 400th consecutive Saturday penning of The Gold Update, double the number we'd intended to write until you cherished readers reversed our intent for "Gold 2000 or 200 missives, whichever comes first" to "second."
The good news is that gold finally has departed its seemingly inescapable 1240-1280 box. The bad news is that such departure was beleagueredly to the south, price settling out the week yesterday (Friday) at 1212. To be sure, per the above...
Fraternize about gold with folks here amongst Monaco's financiers and wealth managers and you'll span pretty much the same spectrum of 180° out-phase-opinions as you'll find elsewhere. A close banker buddy, and better yet a dear family...
Compared to the impressive 300km+ velocity of the Train à Grande Vitesse, which today whisked us from Avignon to Nice, Gold's track this past week was akin to the far lower speed local rail extension across the additional 20-or-so...
Provençal greetings from the stunningly gorgeous Vaucluse. Contrary to the fast-paced rat race of San Francisco, here in the South of France amongst these vast vineyards and rolling hills of dark greenery beneath the majestic beauty of...
Recall the Monty Python line "A minute passed quickly past"? 'Tis how the year 2017 feels to us. The geometrically-increasing pace of unrelated, and moreover, unimportant items beset upon us on a daily basis is blurring the very passage of...

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The Incas thought gold represented the glory of their sun god and referred to the precious metal as “Tears of the Sun.”