Chinese Gold Demand Expert Koos Jansen


Koos Jansen is one of the world's most renowned experts on Chinese gold demand. He's honest and straightforward, which is certainly not something we are able to say about other global gold supply/demand experts, and this hour-long podcast is simply terrific. Please make the time to listen.

Here's just one example of what makes Koos great and why this interview is so worthwhile:

Do you know why silver prices in Shanghai seem to always be trading at a premium to London? Because the price quoted out of Shanghai includes a 17% VAT. Without the VAT, silver in Shanghai would be ay a discount to London! Where on earth have you ever heard that before? You see, that's what makes Koos so invaluable. He does his own independent research and he is beholden to no one so you're always going to get the straight skinny.

If you want the best information possible, be sure to follow Koos' work posted at In the meantime, do yourself a favor and listen to this entire podcast. It's wll worth your time.



Oct 14, 2014 - 10:16am

China sets coal resource tax between 2-10 percent

China said on Saturday that it will institute a resource tax on coal of between 2 percent and 10 percent beginning on December 1, the first official numbers to be issued for the long-anticipated plan. The State Council, China's cabinet, said in September that the country would impose a new resource tax on coal and cancel a series of existing charges in a move to simplify the tax structure for struggling coal producers.

"The coal resource tax range will be between 2 percent and 10 percent, with the specific tax rates to be set by provincial-level finance departments within the above mentioned range," the Ministry of Finance said in a statement posted to its website.

Oct 14, 2014 - 10:13am

OPEC unlikely to hold emergency meeting on oil drop

LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - OPEC is unlikely to call an emergency meeting as proposed by Venezuela, two OPEC sources said on Tuesday, a sign the exporter group is in no rush to discuss a collective response to the sharp drop in oil prices.

Venezuela last week became the first member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to call for an emergency meeting to arrest the slide in oil prices, which have slid to below $88 a barrel, the lowest since 2010.

But the suggestion has met with a cool response from others in OPEC, which appears split on what action if any should be taken to halt the slide. The next scheduled OPEC meeting is on Nov. 27 at OPEC's Vienna headquarters.

"The ordinary meeting is not very far away," said an OPEC delegate, who declined to be identified by name. "It would be surprising to meet before."

While the drop in prices has caused concern in some OPEC countries, the chance of collective action looks unlikely. Kuwait said on Sunday OPEC was unlikely to cut production, while Saudi Arabia told OPEC that it raised output in September.

Indeed, Saudi Arabia has been telling oil market participants that it is comfortable with lower prices, a policy shift that may be aimed at retaining market share in years to come, Reuters reported on Monday.

Oct 14, 2014 - 5:08am


wheras the NSA has access right through the Operating System no doubt. This link villifies China and India conviniently ignoring bigger danger from own government.

Besides when you install an app you have to explicitly allow it access to contact lists, GPS and so on dont you? If you dont smell a rat when the flashlight app is asking for pemission to access your contacts list then you really are asking for it.

Safety Dan
Oct 13, 2014 - 8:44pm



Cybersecurity Expert Gary Miliefsky

Cybersecurity Expert Gary Miliefsky
Oct 13, 2014 - 4:23pm

The great Lira revolt has begun in Italy

The biggest single party in the Italian parliament by votes has thrown down the gauntlet, calling for a euro referendum to end depression and save democracy.

The die is cast in Italy. Beppe Grillo’s Five Star movement has launched a petition to drive for Italian withdrawal from Europe’s monetary union and for the restoration of economic sovereignty.

“We must leave the euro as soon as possible,” said Mr Grillo, speaking at a rally over the weekend.

“Tonight we are launching a consultative referendum. We will collect half a million signatures in six months a million signatures and we will take our case to parliament, and this time thanks to our 150 legislators, they will have to talk to us.

Ever since the pugnacious comedian burst on the political scene, the eurozone elites have comforted themselves that the party is not really Eurosceptic at heart, and certainly does not wish bring back the lira. This illusion has been shattered.

A referendum itself would not be binding, but a “law of popular initiative” certainly would be. For the first time, a process is underway in Italy that will set off a national debate on monetary union and may force a vote on EMU membership that cannot easily be controlled.

Oct 13, 2014 - 1:29am

Just listened to the

Just listened to the interview now, wow thanks it was great. A nice breath of fresh air. As you say, so much of what you hear out there is just a rehash of what someone else says so it's hard to really accept it. Good to find some original researchers you can trust, I'm trying to do my own in my particular area of knowledge. As to the question: gold or silver? he seems to go with gold. But he seems sold on Rickard's SDR but I don't trust Rickards. Who knows though, we won't really know until it happens which should be in 2015/16, finally.

Oct 12, 2014 - 10:34pm

Jesse has the piece up as

Jesse has the piece up as well.

Spartacus Rex
Oct 12, 2014 - 10:05pm

@ Charlie Silver Recliner #48

LMAO! I hope you didn't cough on the camera!

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Oct 12, 2014 - 9:41pm

@ Turd That is how a free society is supposed to work Turd.

One GLARING difference between the MSM and the alternate media is that the alternate media has each other on, and promotes each others outlets.

The MSM on the other hand is reluctant to even mention their 'competition'. In doing so, they 'each' get to 'sell' their 'product' to their viewers/people looking for which one fits their reality the most.

People can say what they want about Alex Jones, but Piers Morgan is gone and Alex is still growing. I see that as a good sign in that the old MSM is dying.

In a way, the hopes I had in 2007-2008 have been answered. I'd known our financial system was in mathamatical collapse several years prior to that but couldn't get anyone to look at the facts. (even Ron Paul supporters asked me not to talk about the debt back then before the bailouts saying people didn't want to hear about it)

That has changed because the FABRIC of America is changing. Stephanie is pleading for Men To Stand Up and ... write their congress/corporate leaders, Alex Jones has put his neck on the line exposing a LOT of this stuff for years (and I wasn't able to dispute his claims when I first started listening to him and wanting to prove him wrong).

The American Fabric that has been destroyed by decades of propaganda and dillusion is threading itself back together.

Everybody goes through stages of waking up. I DID my time participating IN THE SYSTEM. Precinct Chair/County Conventions, State Conventions/Lawsuits to the Texas Supreme Court with absolute undeniable paper documents of voter fraud and found the the Texas Supreme Court decided not to hear the case.

I'm no longer writing people that are benefitting from the corrupt system with the idea those people would entertain the idea of doing the right thing. They have already proven themselves.

I'm walking away from the system but still occupying what used to be America. The beast depends on US for it's survival, and it will promise US anything for us to relinquish to it's power. After all, it's worked for decades.

Thank you Turd for your contribution.

Oct 12, 2014 - 9:06pm

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