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Posted On December 18, 2017By Bullion TigerIn News

Second Bitcoin Futures Debut Could Lure Volume To Wild Market

NEW YORK  – Bitcoin investors expect futures volumes to perk up when CME Group Inc, the world’s largest derivatives exchange operator, launches its own contract to wager on the cryptocurrency on Sunday. The second U.S. bitcoin futures launch is seen as another step towards big institutional investors warming up to a volatile asset that had until recently been accessible only via largely unregulated markets. Like the futures contract launched last week by rival Cboe Global Markets, CME’s will be cash settled. But it will be priced off an index ofRead More

Posted On December 18, 2017By Bullion TigerIn Articles

Problem of Fake Gold Bars

You don’t need to be a conspiracy theorist to find this worrying: a 1kg gold bar, certified as 99.98% pure by XRF (X-ray fluorescence) tests, turns out to have been drilled out and largely replaced with tungsten. This bar was discovered only because it was 2 grams lighter than it ought to have been: the forgers failed to add quite enough gold to the outside of the bar to make up for the weight lost when they replaced gold with tungsten. But if they’d gotten the weight right, it wouldRead More
Over the past three years, gold has found itself in an odd place: while it still remains the ultimate “safety” trade and store of value should everything go to hell following social and monetary collapse, when it comes to “coolness” it has been displaced by various cryptocurrencies, all of which have vastly outperformed the yellow metal in recent months. Meanwhile, central banks continue to pressure the price of gold to avoid a repeat of 2011 when gold nearly broke out above $2,000, putting the fate world’s “reserve currency” increasingly underRead More
Despite the second slam in as many days into the London Fix… Gold is trading near the highest in five months, and, as Bloomberg notes, at least one measure suggests the rally is gaining momentum. Open interest, a tally of outstanding contracts in Comex futures, this week climbed to the highest since January as global tensions ranging from the U.S.-North Korea rift to European elections fuel demand for haven assets. “The open interest went up because we had people that wanted to protect themselves against all the uncertainty,” said Frank Cholly, a senior market strategistRead More