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Ben Traynor

Ben Traynor

Contributor since: 28 Apr 2011

Biography

Ben Traynor was formerly editor of the Fleet Street Letter, the UK's longest-running investment letter. A Cambridge economics graduate, he is a professional writer and editor with a specialist interest in monetary economics.

  • Gold Speculation and the Comex

    Published 02 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    What exactly does 'speculative net long' mean...? Every Friday, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission publishes data that enable analysts to 'take the pulse' of various…

  • FDR's Gold Confiscation, 80 Years On

    Published 04 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    "I, Franklin D Roosevelt...do declare that said national emergency still continues to exist and...do hereby prohibit the hoarding of gold..." Executive Order 6102, issued by…

  • Savers Beware! Confessions from the Leading Edge of the Crisis

    Published 20 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Long, long ago, in a booming bank far from Cyprus... "We're top of the Best Buy table again," my manager said, "so we're expecting A…

  • Gold: 'Monetary Collapse Insurance'

    Published 10 December 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Why investors are turning to gold ahead of 2013... Although the price of gold has fallen over the last couple of months, there has been…

  • A Streetwise Hercules at the Bank of England

    Published 28 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Mark Carney's been hired to bang bankers' heads together... Where have all good men gone And where are all the gods? Where's the streetwise Hercules…

  • Debt Crisis Solutions are Leaving Investors Behind

    Published 21 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    How the losses are being paid for... It used to be taken for granted that you could put aside some money and earn enough interest…

  • A Train Wreck in the Bond Markets

    Published 09 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Why investors, fearful of currency depreciation, have turned to gold... Not so long ago, everyone seemed to think Greece was about to leave the Euro.…

  • Perma-QE: Lessons from Bernanke's Latest Splurge

    Published 14 September 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Negative real interest rates show no signs of going away... After months of "quanticipation", the Federal Reserve has finally done it. Ben Bernanke yesterday announced…

  • Bernanke Strikes Again!

    Published 07 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Another big fall for gold as the Fed chairman appears before Congress... Six days after they climbed back above $1600 an ounce, gold prices dropped…

  • The Most Boring Gold Market Ever?

    Published 03 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    We've just had the quietest 40 days since the financial crisis began... How often are gold prices as range bound as this? The London gold…

  • Gold, Recession, and Why Britain's Winning the Currency War

    Published 26 April 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Depending on how you look at it, the Bank of England's doing its job brilliantly... Preliminary data released this week show that Britain has fallen…

  • Bullish and Bearish Developments in Gold

    Published 13 April 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Highlights from this week's GFMS Gold Survey 2012 launch... Earlier Thomson Reuters GFMS, the world's foremost research firm focusing on precious metals, launched its Gold…

  • Gunning for Gold

    Published 22 March 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Q: What links Turkey, India and Vietnam? A: Weak currencies, trade deficits - and a suspicion that gold is to blame... Here's the scenario: a…

  • China's Rebalancing Should Be Good for Gold Demand

    Published 09 February 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The next stage of China's development could give gold buyers a boost... There is an old saying: "Nobody rings a bell at the top or…

  • Gift Wrapped Liquidity

    Published 01 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Is the ECB about to give Europe's governments and banks the biggest Christmas present of their lives...? With Christmas a little over three weeks away,…

  • Ill Communication, Fed Style

    Published 24 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The Federal Reserve has become more in interested in what it says about policy than policy itself... Is this a sign the Federal Reserve has…

  • Is Germany Eyeing the Exit?

    Published 16 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    German leaders talk about "more Europe"...but are they just buying time...? THIS IS just an idea - but perhaps Germany is only pretending to want…

  • Italy: One Step Closer to the End Game

    Published 04 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Is there an alternative to monetizing Italy's debt...? So the Italian government today asked the International Monetary Fund to monitor its reform program. It may…

  • Why are the Markets So Hectic?

    Published 23 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Another horrible weak for investors right across the board. What's going on...? We have seen another tumultuous week for global markets. Gold prices have been…

  • Has Gold Really Been So Frantic?

    Published 02 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    There's been a lot of talk about how volatile gold's been this summer. The numbers tell a different story... Going by some of the recent…