Coin and Bar Sizes

Below is a doc with actual (approximate) sizes of the Perth Mint’s coins and bars. Consider that these coins and bars, which fit on an A3 page, are worth over $200,000. A great example of the “value density” of gold.

Perth Mint coin/bar sizes . . . → Read More: Coin and Bar Sizes

Upcoming Cardinal Climax Good for Gold

I bookmarked this Seeking Alpha article from March this year Rare “Cardinal Climax” Planetary Alignment This Summer Puts Stocks at Risk, says Veteran Sky Watcher. To quote:

On August 1, give or take a week, we’ll have the most five-planet alignments in perhaps thousands of years. Known as the “Cardinal Climax,” this is the . . . → Read More: Upcoming Cardinal Climax Good for Gold

Independence of Regulators and Independence of the Central Bank

I have a column When should a government agency have autonomy?, in the Financial Express today. This is a hot subject in India today, in the aftermath of the ULIPs ordinance. While on this subject, also see:

An editorial in Mint. Tamal Bandyopadhyay in Mint. Gautam Chikermane in the Hindustan Times. Jayanth Varma in . . . → Read More: Independence of Regulators and Independence of the Central Bank