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World Gold Council's 2018 Annual Review
Increasing central bank appetite for gold Demand for gold as a reserve asset strengthened considerably in 2018, rising by 74% compared to 2017, in response to the geopolitical and macro-economic environment. It also broadened. Our flagship training programme for reserve managers, held in....
A Note about the Republic Metals Bankruptcy
Republic Metals, founded in 1980, is one of the largest precious metals refiners in the world, and an LBMA and COMEX good delivery producer. The company's private minting business recently accounted for nearly 70% of North American privately minted production. On November 5th, after months of....
2018 Texas Precious Metals Holiday Schedule
*During long holiday breaks, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, please note that we do "hold" packages from shipping on certain days for security reasons (packages lingering in sort facilities around holidays pose higher security risks). We believe this grace period is in the....
Former JP Morgan Trader Pleads Guilty to Manipulating US Metals Markets for Years
An ex-J.P. Morgan Chase trader has admitted to manipulating the U.S. markets of an array of precious metals for about seven years -- and he has implicated his supervisors at the bank. John Edmonds, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of commodities fraud and one count each of conspiracy to commit wire....