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Bron Suchecki
Precious metal market commentator
Precious metal market commentator


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Silver Smoking Gun to Stop Dishonest Dealing
I have an article up on Monetary Metals' website with some thoughts on the amended London Silver Fixing Antitrust Litigation which included damaging chat logs provided by Deutsche Bank that revealed collusion between bullion bank traders to “shade”, “blade”...

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Central Bank Non-Transparency
Just a quick post on Jan Nieuwenhuijs/Koos Jansen's article on the refusal of the Dutch Central Bank to publish a bar list. The reason given was that "the conversion of internal lists to documents for publication would create too many administrative burdens...

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Monetary Metals Closes First Gold Fixed-Income Deal at 5%
What was that about gold being a sterile asset? FREEDOMFEST LAS VEGAS, Nev., July 15, 2016—At FreedomFest, Monetary
Metals announces that it has closed its first gold fixed-income deal, to
finance the gold working inventory of Valaurum. The initial amount...

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Yin and Yang
During gold’s bear market from 2011, the flow of gold out of ETFs drove
the popularity of the West to East narrative not just among goldbugs but
also bullion market professionals. It was a life raft I suppose that
many clung to, to find hope as the price...

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The Voldemort Effect in the Gold Market
Gold market analysts have for many years puzzled over the unusual behaviour of the gold market during the 1990s, specifically the bizarrely flat gold price from 1993 to 1996 in the face of sustained selling pressure from central banks and gold miners hedgin...

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On the absurdity of buying gold
Izabella Kaminska Feb 11 11:18am : "all evidence points to a serious network-wide issue that’s spiralling out of control ... the root cause of the insecurity is the increased pressure on banks to make their systems as user friendly as the systems of non-ban...

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Monetary Metals Hires Bron Suchecki
Yep, you read right, I have resigned from the Perth Mint, see announcement below. Looking forward to being able to do some innovative stuff in the gold "space". Will be based in Perth but will get to enjoy the TSA experience a few times a year. https://mone...

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LBMA 2016 Precious Metal Forecast
At the beginning of each year the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) polls a range of respected precious metals analysts in the large banks and independent consultancies for their forecasts for metal prices for the coming year. This year contributors ...

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Would You Risk Going to Jail to Fix the Fix?
To fix the Fix, bullion bank traders (whether they are direct participants or not of the fix process) have to be able to “ buy the fix and sell the futures” when the fix gets swamped by sell orders (or vice versa). The problem
is that banks have a wide ran...
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