Russian Central Bank Buys Gold 600,000 Ounces In January As Venezuela Launches ‘Petro Gold’

US-China Trade War Escalates As Further Measures Are Taken

Bank Bail-In Risk In European Countries Seen In 5 Key Charts

Bitcoin or British Pound ‘Pretty Much Failed’ As Currency?

 

News and Commentary

Trump Currency Wars – ECB Warn (IrishTimes.com)

Gold swings higher as dollar surrenders early gains (Reuters.com)

Gold books slight gain as dollar softens (MarketWatch.com)

U.S. 30-year mortgage rates rise seventh straight week (Reuters.com)

Stocks rebound in broad rally as strong labor data overshadows Fed jitters (MarketWatch.com)

Source: ZeroHedge via Econimica blog

Twin beliefs propping up this market are crumbling (MoneyWeek.com)

Platinum is the one asset I feel tempted to bet on right now (MoneyWeek.com)

Who Will Buy Trillions Of US Treasuries? (ZeroHedge.com)

Are Bitcoin Gains a Loss for Gold Investors? (RealDaily.com)

How to protect your portfolio from the next banking crisis (DailyReckoning.com)

Gold Prices (LBMA AM)

23 Feb: USD 1,328.90, GBP 951.09 & EUR 1,079.20 per ounce

22 Feb: USD 1,323.50, GBP 952.66 & EUR 1,076.40 per ounce

21 Feb: USD 1,328.60, GBP 952.87 & EUR 1,078.16 per ounce

20 Feb: USD 1,337.40, GBP 955.97 & EUR 1,083.83 per ounce

19 Feb: USD 1,347.40, GBP 961.10 & EUR 1,085.47 per ounce

16 Feb: USD 1,358.60, GBP 964.61 & EUR 1,086.47 per ounce

15 Feb: USD 1,353.70, GBP 962.21 & EUR 1,084.45 per ounce

Silver Prices (LBMA)

23 Feb: USD 16.61, GBP 11.88 & EUR 13.50 per ounce

22 Feb: USD 16.47, GBP 11.86 & EUR 13.40 per ounce

21 Feb: USD 16.44, GBP 11.80 & EUR 13.35 per ounce

20 Feb: USD 16.57, GBP 11.85 & EUR 13.42 per ounce

19 Feb: USD 16.72, GBP 11.92 & EUR 13.46 per ounce

16 Feb: USD 16.84, GBP 11.97 & EUR 13.49 per ounce

15 Feb: USD 16.83, GBP 11.98 & EUR 13.49 per ounce