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It was good to be in Zurich last week. Two days of presentations of several big gold and silver producers, lectures of renowned investment specialist and more presentations of companies that are in development and/or advanced stages of exploration with their projects, spread over the whole world. And, not less useful and pleasant, meeting the executives of resource companies and the representatives of a large number of financial and investment institutions. It was not so surprising that the spirit of those different groups was as diversified as the people themselves and the organizations that they represented. It was obvious that the volatile and hesitant performance of the markets still dominates the atmosphere and moods. Therefore, it is quite understandable that the average investor, who is usually following the markets from more distance than his advisor/bank/broker/portfolio manager, is more influenced by the daily general news and the disappointing stock market prices than by the available flow of the positive news from the better companies that are determining the success of the industry. I have said several times before that “things are not as bad as most people think” and “that these markets offer solid opportunities for the intelligent investors”. My two days in Zurich confirmed that fully.
As to the presenting companies, I was very content with what “my” companies told and showed the audience.
elaborated about their most recent accomplishments and what the progress that they are making with their companies and projects. The good listeners should now know what to expect and have seen that these companies fully deserve their attention and their investment decision. I would not be surprised that the companies have made some new friends who may in due course turn into very satisfied shareholders. The same counts for a company that I have been writing about for years in the past and that you may have read about in the HOME section of this site. I am very pleased that
has decided to re-activate our previous relationship by joining this site so that I can proudly welcome and start covering their further progress as a silver producer at their Avino Mine in Mexico, the oldest mine of the country and once described by the Spaniards as “a mountain of silver” and soon again as an actual gold producer at their recently acquired Bralorne Mine in British Columbia, Canada. Just recently, they announced a 101% increase in their silver equivalent ounces production figures which clearly demonstrates the kind of development they are going through. And without hesitation I can assure that there is more to come………
In my previous Editorial (still available in the Previous Editorials), I mentioned several other companies that I like and value. In almost all cases, my impressions were confirmed by their presentations and personal appearances. Some more than the other but that is nothing new. But I can tell you that I will do my best to convince my most favourite companies that they should come and join this website too. In these markets, the companies are still very selective with spending money for marketing and communication, but you as my loyal and attentive audience deserve to hear about the best there are.
In the actual developments of the financial world as far as they are relevant to the resource industry and investments therein, there are a few remarkable things happening. So remarkable that they could have a vital impact on the markets, sooner or later. Such as the further interest from several countries to join China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) initiative, aimed to find an alternative for the U.S. dollar as the world’s leading payment currency for international infrastructure and possibly other transactions.
China always has been determined to be a world-leading nation and since WWII they have emerged as a true economic and military super-power. These days their economic growth is often down-played by Western commentators, pointing out that the percentage of growth has been sliding, but their growth is still amazing, certainly related to their enormous population and the economic stagnations in the rest of the world. Over the last couple of years, China has been accumulating gold in order to bring their gold reserves more in line with other world nations, according to Jim Rickards’ scenario with the kind help of the United States. Yet, nobody knows how much gold is now held by China.; it is widely suspected that they do own more than most western estimates. In this respect, I quote Mr. Song Xin, Party Secretary and President of the China Gold Association: “If the RMB wants to achieve international status, it must have popular acceptance and a stable value. To this end, other than having assurance from the issuing nation, it is very important to have enough gold as the foundation, raising the ‘gold content’ of the RMB. Therefore, to China, the meaning and mission of gold is to support the RMB to become an internationally accepted currency and make China an economic powerhouse. That is why, in order for gold to fulfill its destined mission, we must raise our gold holdings a great deal, and do so with a solid plan. Step one should take us to the 4,000 tonnes mark, more than Germany and become number two in the world, next, we should increase step by step towards 8,500 tonnes, more than the US.” This quote was not made today, what we are witnessing in the markets today is that this Chinese wish is already in the process of making it happen.
Who said that gold is no longer playing a vital role in the world’s monetary system? It could very well be that several Western Central Banks will come to regret that they sold huge quantities of their gold holdings in the last 10-15 years and that they change their ‘arrogant’ attitude towards the yellow metal. In the meantime, the low market evaluation of gold is already threatening an impact on the world’s actual gold supply. Any sudden increase in demand, which may come forward once we know how much gold China is holding, will lead to higher prices. It is the old law of supply and demand…….
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