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Alasdair Macleod

Alasdair Macleod

Contributor since: 23 Jul 2012

Biography

Alasdair Macleod runs FinanceAndEconomics.org, a website dedicated to sound money and demystifying finance and economics. Alasdair has a background as a stockbroker, banker and economist. He is a Senior Fellow at the GoldMoney Foundation.

  • Precious Metals Market Report

    Published 30 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    This week gold and silver fell sharply. The principal reason was the expiry of the June gold future contract on Comex, whose open interest has…

  • Gold in a Fix

    Published 30 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Last week the UK's Financial Conduct Authority fined Barclays for rigging the gold price at a gold fix for the disadvantage of a customer and…

  • Money and Growth

    Published 23 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The most common of all misconceptions today is that a weakening currency is fundamental to a healthy economy, or put another way, a strong currency…

  • Technical Analysis Versus Value in Gold

    Published 16 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    At the outset I should declare an interest. In the 1980s I was a member of the UK's Society of Technical Analysis and for a…

  • Firmer Tone for Gold and Silver

    Published 16 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    This week started with a severe markdown in gold and silver prices when markets opened in the Far East on Monday morning, taking gold down…

  • Stagflation and The Credit Cycle

    Published 02 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Stagflation: When the general level of prices rises due to the purchasing power of currency-money falling, instead of price inflation due to a general increase…

  • Gold and Silver Continue to Drift

    Published 02 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Gold kicked off the week at just over $1300 before declining to a low of $1278 yesterday. Most of the time prices just moved sideways,…

  • How Oversold Can Gold Get?

    Published 25 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Gold is now extremely oversold, with emotional opinion in paper markets unanimously bearish. Traders tell us the 200-day moving average is well and truly broken…

  • FMQ Update and Valuing Gold

    Published 25 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    In the two months since my last update on USD Fiat Money Quantity http://www.goldmoney.com/research/research-archive/The-fiat-money-quantity-FMQ , it has increased by $292bn to $12.861 trillion and is…

  • Economies Stalling

    Published 17 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    It wasn't meant to be like this: six years of global money-printing should have guaranteed economic recovery. Until very recently, there was hope that finally…

  • Better Tone to Precious Metals

    Published 11 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Gold and silver prices gained modestly over the week, during which the latest FOMC minutes were released. These were generally read to be more dovish…

  • Gold and Bail-ins

    Published 11 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    I am often asked whether or not western governments are likely to confiscate gold, and my answer has invariably been on the lines of "unlikely…

  • Renewed Estimates of Chinese Gold Demand

    Published 07 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Geopolitical and market background I have been revisiting estimates of the quantities of gold being absorbed by China, and yet again I have had to…

  • Quarter-End Distortions in The Gold Market

    Published 07 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The gold price continued the previous week's fall into Monday, which was the end of the first quarter of 2014. Since then having reached a…

  • Chinese Shadow Banking and Commodities

    Published 31 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The story that commodities are at the centre of China's shadow banking system has gained prominence in recent weeks. No firm evidence has been presented…

  • Central Banks Add To Gold Reserves

    Published 31 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The correction in the gold price continued this week, falling another $40 to a low of $1290 yesterday. In all, gold has retraced nearly half…

  • Precious Metals Market Report

    Published 21 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Gold's Wall of Worry This week gold fell from a high of $1390, achieved late on Sunday night European time, to a low of $1322…

  • Implications of the Ukrainian Situation For Gold

    Published 21 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    There is a fascinating story from Robert Peston, the BBC's business editor about his interview with Hank Paulson, who was the US treasury secretary at…

  • Gold Storms Through $1350

    Published 14 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Last Monday gold ended a week-long consolidation that saw it fall from $1354 to $1329, before rising strongly to over $1370 yesterday. Not only is…

  • The Bursting of China's Credit Bubble

    Published 14 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    According to Garet Garrett in his book "A Bubble that Broke the World" Cheops employed 100,000 men for twenty years to build his great pyramid,…