Central Banks

Central banks are institutions that manage a nation’s currency, money supply, and interest rates. Central banks also oversee a nation’s banking system and are the lenders of last resort in a time of crisis. Central banks are normally a separate body from the political establishment. The goal of central banks is to create stability and low inflation in the system.


Here’s One Reason Why Gold Prices Could Soar If you are wondering where gold prices are going next, then just look at what central banks are doing. Their actions suggest the yellow precious metal could soar big-time—a move like the…

To examine the gold market, you must pay attention to the big buyers. Don’t listen to the noise that suggests the precious metal is “useless.” Gold prices may be down and out, but the major buyers remain resilient. Three Buyers…

Fears of a banking crisis and U.S. dollar collapse have sent the gold demand soaring, leaving dealers and exchange officials struggling to catch up. With loose monetary policies set to continue for the foreseeable future, the Federal Reserve and central…

Foreign central banks have been withdrawing their gold from the Fed. According to the Federal Reserve’s most recent update, a whopping 224 tons of gold have been withdrawn from its vaults since the beginning of 2014. (Source: U.S. Federal Reserve,…

Gold prices are down and the pessimism towards the precious metal is increasing daily; this is great news! If you bought gold bullion when it was beginning its bull-run—and kept it—you are doing much better than people owning stocks during…

Less than a decade after the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, over-zealous central bankers are risking a second economic collapse. The continuous credit creation and rock-bottom interest rates in the U.S., China, the EU, and Russia are meant…

Over the long term, I am watching how central banks are reacting in order to assess the gold market. I believe they will be a major force driving the yellow metal prices higher. Central Banks with Gold Aren’t Selling You…

Irrationality prevails in global stock markets and I believe it’s because of the actions of central banks. What’s happening with central banks and their involvement with equity markets not only is unprecedented, but it also will not end well. Japanese…

With 20 central banks indicating they may lower interest rates even further, a world economic slowdown underway, and bellwether copper prices collapsing, U.S. multinational companies (and their stock prices) will not escape the malaise facing the global economy. Central Banks…

The amount of pessimism towards gold companies is severe. If you have been listening to the mainstream financial outlets, you may be convinced by now that they are the worst investment you can add to your portfolio. But I disagree…

As it stands, we are seeing wild swings in the currency markets. The only currency that’s performing well is the U.S. dollar. Other currencies, like the Canadian dollar, euro, Japanese yen, Australian dollar, and British pound, are in a definitive…

Since July of this year, the U.S. dollar is up about 10% against a basket of other industrialized world currencies. Some say the dollar is up because the Federal Reserve has stopped printing paper money (while other countries are still…

The demand and supply situation for gold bullion, something I’ve often talked about in these pages, has taken a new course…one very favorable to gold bulls like me. Gold buying in India is up 450% in the first nine months…