Chinese Gold Demand Expert Koos Jansen
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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 http://www.bullionstar.com. In the meantime, do yourself a favor and listen to this entire podcast. It's wll worth your time.
Koos Jansen is a blogger from The Netherlands. Much like The Turd, Koos found himself looking around after 2008 and realized that many things were amiss. He set out to re-educate himself and quickly grew interested in the precious metals markets. From there, his curiosity led him to study the Chinese gold import marketplace and he is now widely-recognized as one of the few "Western" experts in that field.
After a few years of running his own site from his home in Amsterdam, you can now find all of Koos' work at: http://www.bullionstar.com. You should be sure to save the BullionStar site to your favorites list and check it regularly for updates on this extremely important aspect of global physical demand.