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Paul Tustain

Paul Tustain

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Paul Tustain is founder & CEO of BullionVault, the world's largest store of privately-owned investment gold bullion.

  • Gold Uncertainty, the Fix and the Quantum

    Published 10 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Does one of the great mysteries of the universe shed light on allegations surrounding the Gold Fix? Or is it the other way around? When…

  • British Gas: How the Bankers Conned Sid

    Published 20 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    What happens when you mix politicians, bankers and private "retail" investors...? I am reminded of this story by Vince Cable. The UK's Business Secretary seeks…

  • Fractional Reserve Banking: The Source of All Evil?

    Published 11 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I'm getting very suspicious of anything which regulators think is "safe" collateral... Fractional Reserve Banking is not responsible for the bad practice of 'creating money',…

  • Can Banks Really Just Create Money?

    Published 09 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    It's the banks, not their customers, who actually wind up owing each other money... Observers of Fractional Reserve Banking have noticed that your deposit into…

  • The Pound's Little-Known Crisis of 2015

    Published 07 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    It may be only a matter of weeks before the Pound's next great decline begins... Right at the top of the banking pyramid you have…

  • Why Did Ben Bernanke Cross the Road?

    Published 14 September 2012 | viewed 0 times

    A play in one (very) short act... "Uncle Ben, what's that over there?" "Shush, my child." "But Uncle Ben, isn't that the place we're trying…

  • Gold Breaks Out

    Published 23 August 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Following a quiet summer, gold has just risen to four-month highs. BullionVaultfounder Paul Tustain puts the action in context... Usually I tend to focus on…

  • Destroying the Young with Permanent Bailouts

    Published 05 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The tyranny of banking deposit insurance is leading young people to hate 'the market'... Why aren't young people protesting against bailouts? Younger adults are usually…

  • Gold: A Modest Proposal

    Published 06 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Zurich, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai and Singapore have all detected the UK's ambivalence to physical metal... A gold sovereign coin is within the UK tax…

  • How to Fix Financial Services Regulation

    Published 14 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    As I was reading of yet another spectacular mismatch between bank managers' competence and their remuneration, and this time at JP Morgan no less, I…

  • He Chose Well

    Published 09 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    David Cameron was today forced in Brussels to choose between the free market and the vanities of overreaching politicians... Today is a very sad day.…

  • So How Do These Sorts of Crises End?

    Published 27 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    However this crisis is resolved, guess who'll be footing the bill... The World has endured these sorts of crises before. Somehow they come to an…

  • Selling Gold? Go Ahead

    Published 19 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Gold priced too high? Don't mistake selling it for taking a profit... Yes, by all means sell gold today. Just don't be a schmuck and…

  • The Economist's Perfectly Useless Gold

    Published 31 May 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Would you - or China - rather own gold 8 years from now, or US Treasury bonds...? On the letters' page of The Economist last…

  • Calculating the 'Fair Value' of Gold

    Published 13 April 2011 | viewed 0 times

    In the absence of cashflow, judging gold's present "fair value" means analysing it like an insurance actuary would... With its incredibly constant supply and unsurpassed…

  • Cash Futures, Physical Forwards, and London Gold's "100-to-1 Leverage"

    Published 21 April 2010 | viewed 0 times

    A note on the LBMA, gold futures and forwards, and "100-to-1 leverage" in London's wholesale gold bullion market... SOME COMMENTATORS are alarmed that the amount…

  • Gold - the Ultimate Bubble

    Published 11 February 2010 | viewed 4,208 times

    What George Soros said, and what the press said he said... "GEORGE SOROS warns gold is now the 'ultimate bubble'," ran the Daily Telegraph headline.…

  • Gold Buyer's Checklist

    Published 27 November 2009 | viewed 4,280 times

    A nine-point checklist for secure gold investment... LOOKING TO buy gold today? Here's a nine-point check-list for secure gold investment presented to this week's Investor's…

  • Towards Hyperinflation

    Published 09 October 2009 | viewed 4,035 times

    Seven short steps to the cost of living doubling or more inside 3 years... HYPERINFLATION is widely accepted as a period of out of control…

  • Autumn 09's Inflation Time-Bomb

    Published 07 October 2009 | viewed 5,036 times

    It's not only the energy markets that threaten the 'low inflation' data now encouraging bondholders to keep buying... THE PUBLISHED INFLATION DATA are surprisingly unsophisticated…