Peter Cooper

Peter Cooper has been a senior business and financial journalist for 20 years. Since selling his dot-com news website before the global financial crisis he's been a gold and silver investor. Cooper studied politics, philosophy and economics at Trinity College, Oxford University. He was 'financial journalist of the year' in the UK some 25 years ago for his scoop on the privatization of Russian real estate, the largest privatization of public property in history. You can reach Peter at: dubaijournalist@gmail.com.

Peter Cooper Articles

Holdings in the SPDR gold exchange traded fund fell to 712.9 metric tonnes before Christmas, the smallest amount held by the fund since September 2008. You can argue about price manipulation but actual physical holdings are a clear...
Gold's up 12 per cent against the yen this year, 9.5 per cent against the euro and for Russian holders up 80 per cent. It’s been the perfect hedge in a very imperfect world of currency wars and money printing. Investors stocking up on...
The Swiss National Bank would be forced to buy the equivalent of around 70 per cent of total global gold production for the next three years if the referendum being held in Switzerland next Monday is passed. Gold prices could easily double...
The Goldman Sachs’ argument about further falls in the gold price does have a fundamental flaw. The economic scenario it proposes is not very likely to happen, ergo gold prices are on the floor now and set to rise substantially in the very...
Gold prices will shoot dramatically higher if the Swiss gold referendum passes on November 20th because it will be the final release for negative gold leasing rates that are pushing for higher prices like a brick being pulled on a string,...
The ending of QE3 money printing by the Federal Reserve and the announcement of QE9 by the Bank of Japan knocked the price of gold and silver back to levels not seen for four years last week, a logical reaction if you genuinely think US...
If the Fed holds its course this autumn then a day of reckoning is coming both for stocks and bonds. For stocks basically the money will run out, the QE lifeline is cut. For bonds higher interest rates are toxic. In such circumstances can...
A five-year regime of artificially low US interest rates is responsible for a bubble in stocks, bonds, real estate, emerging markets and many other asset classes. But can it really be said to have boosted gold prices?
The bear case most popular these days goes like this: the US economy is recovering, interest rates are going up so gold will be more expensive to hold and go down in price. It’s an inconvenient truth then that US GDP managed a whopping 0.1...
Last week a report from the World Gold Council suggested that around 1,000 tonnes of gold is being used as collateral in Chinese commodity financing deals that would be unwound if the shadow banking complex was to collapse. Not...

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