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Miguel Perez-Santalla

Miguel Perez-Santalla

Contributor since: 25 Jan 2013


Miguel Perez-Santalla is vice-president of business development at Bullion Vault.

  • The Great Experiment

    Published 17 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

    After 100 years of the US central bank, does it deserve another try...? So it will be 100 years on December 23rd since the Federal…

  • Who Needs Gold Really?

    Published 07 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Four reasons to waste your time with the deeply historic, deeply human value ascribed to gold... People love to debate, but sadly sometimes it crosses…

  • How Banking Invaded America

    Published 15 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Think the banking crisis can't be repeated...? Columbus Day is typically a happy and joyous celebration for Americans wherever they are, not just in the…

  • The Fed, Gold and Jobs

    Published 04 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    How Labor Force Participation tells a different story about gold from the headline data... The most important part of an economy is simply employment. To…

  • Confessions of a Former Gold Bear

    Published 13 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Only emerging-market savers need gold and silver, right...? This Sunday, September 15, marks the five-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Lehman Brothers was…

  • India's Anti-Gold Policies: Symptom, Not Cure

    Published 12 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Controls on gold inflows don't fix the causes of capital outflows... What's going on in India is nothing new. We've seen it over and over…

  • Gold and Silver Mining: To Hedge Or Not?

    Published 27 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Why does hedging remain such a highly contentious issue for gold and silver miners...? There's always a lot of talk about gold and silver miners…

  • Comex Gold Explained

    Published 24 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    A primer on how physical gold stocks are held for Comex contracts, and what stock changes mean... There has been a lot of misinformation recently…

  • How to Beat a Gold Shortage

    Published 12 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Gold is sold out! Or so you might think if you miss the true nature of coin supply... Over the last few years, during the…

  • Changes in Silver Part 3: So Who Is Buying?

    Published 05 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    With photography gone, and PV not plugging the gap, where is silver seeing the strongest demand...? For all its monetary and investment history, silver is…

  • Changes in Silver, Part 2: Photovoltaic Demand

    Published 02 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    How solar cells affected the silver price - and how it didn't... The Photovoltaic industry didn't start to show on charts of silver demand until…

  • Changes in the Silver Market, Part 1

    Published 24 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Photographic demand for silver has fallen 70% from its peak. What could possibly fill that gap...? Back in the good old days, a physical silver…

  • Precious Metals Leasing Explained

    Published 05 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    What is precious metals leasing, and why is it done...? Leasing is an integral part of the precious metals market, writes Miguel Perez-Santalla at BullionVault.…

  • What China's Silver Imports Really Mean

    Published 28 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    China's demand for silver has its own shape and causes... Analysts at Barclays Bank recently noted that silver imports were down 28% in the month…

  • A Different View of Silver

    Published 14 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Why does silver move so much further, and faster, than gold...? The silver market often gets a bum rap. The reason is that often its…

  • Arizona's Hard Currency: How Much Gold Might It Need?

    Published 26 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    How much gold & silver might Arizona, Utah and the other states now involved in hard-currency laws come to need...? Arizona is moving to allow…

  • Scam Attacks on the Precious Metals Industry

    Published 12 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    How many people buying gold or silver today are experts when it comes to physical metal? I remember starting out in the industry of foreign…

  • Cyprus: Will We Ever Learn?

    Published 25 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    So Cyprus got its IMF-ECB bail out. But have bank savers elsewhere got the message yet...? Over the last 30 years I have seen a…

  • From 401k to Retirement Gold

    Published 13 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    From 401k to Retirement Gold - by Miguel Perez-Santalla - Wednesday, 13 March 2013 Just how do you go about putting physical precious metals into…

  • Checking the Exits in the Roach Motel

    Published 28 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    What is liquidity, and why does it matter...? Gold investors were selling this month. Some have found it easy, getting top price albeit in a…