Robert Chapman

Articles by Robert Chapman

The manipulation continues unabated. The Dutch central bank has announced it intends to sell 300 tons of its gold reserves over the next five years. Nederlandsche Bank will sell 100 tons initially and then 200 tons over five years. That...
We assume all you readers are well aware of the September actions of the European Central bankers in regard to future gold sales, leasing, futures or options. Some gold mines are on the brink of bankruptcy and a move in gold to $340 to $...
The war being fought between paper and gold has already been decided. It was decided when European central banks announced they would sell a limited amount of gold over the next five years and end leasing. This effectively remonetized gold...
We have to go somewhere we haven't been before. We started writing about markets in 1967, seven years after becoming involved in world financial markets. Never did we think our sometimes lonely road would lead to where we think it's now...
The European central banks moratorium on gold sales limits aggregate sales to 2,000 tons over five years and 400 tons per year and specifically excludes "already decided sales." The ban includes the UK and Switzerland. The European banks'...
A senior member of the Japanese ruling party and unofficial advisor to PM Keiza Obuchi, suggested Japan should use excess dollars in its foreign reserves to buy gold from the IMF. Low gold prices over the past two years has caused the...
The only purchasers of the Bank of England's gold sale were the 12 market makers and 50 ordinary members of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). Buyers included HSBC Midland, the parent company of Hong Kong Shanghai Bank, through...
The only purchasers of the Bank of England's gold sale were the 12 market makers and 50 ordinary members of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). Buyers included HSBC Midland, the parent company of Hong Kong Shanghai Bank, through...
Southern Era just discovered what it's like to get worked over by elitists, namely De Beers. Southern Era has a high grade diamond-rich kimberlite pipe, with a two year life. The company was muscled out of a majority of its stake in one of...
Persistent rumors have been coming out of London for three weeks that G-7 bankers have been bailing out hedge funds to the tune of $25 billion and at the same time making a coordinated effort to drive down the price of gold, so that as...
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