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giovedì 13 agosto 2015

WGC: Domanda d'oro apr-giu 2015 ai minimi rispetto agli altri secondi trimestri degli ultimi 6 anni

Io vi riporto le varie new che trovo, quale che sia il loro "segno", per fare di Argento Fisico una specie di database da poter consultare tramite i tag (che abdranno sistemati un po' una volta o l'altra). Ecco l'ultima del WGC (che però alcuni mettono in discussione, lo ricordo)

FinanzaOnline - Oro, World gold council: domanda ai minimi da sei anni nel II° trimestre. Europa in controtendenza
Inviato da Alessandro Piu il Gio, 13/08/2015

La domanda di oro è scesa ai minimi degli ultimi sei anni nel secondo trimestre dell'anno (apr-giu, quindiprima dell'ultimi crollo sotto quota 1150. Er) ma gli acquisti sono aumentati in Europa e Stati Uniti secondo l'ultimo report del World Gold Council. Cauto ottimismo sulla seconda metà dell'anno. 

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2 commenti:

  1. ... i greci non banchieri e non loro sottocasta di servi, volente o nolente, messi alle strette,
    si stanno accorgendo che "moneta" è fondamentalmente tutto cio che si vuole,
    e a cui si da fiducia,
    e che "prende valore" precisamente nel momento in cui tu, lavoratore o commerciante decidi di "riempirla di valore"
    accettandola in cambio di beni e servizi

    che concetto eh?

    qua in Italia, ad esempio, c'e' lo SCEC

    e cosa cazzo aspettiamo a usarla, a essere per una volta nella vita attivi invece che supini?


    Meanwhile, Greeks are increasingly turning to alternative payment systems amid a scarcity of hard currency. The most established system is TEM, which is in its fifth year of existence. Here’s WSJ:

    TEM—a sophisticated form of barter whose name is the Greek acronym for Local Alternative Unit—was founded in 2010 in the early months of Greece’s debt crisis with less than a dozen members. Now it includes dozens of participating local businesses that use the system to sell goods and services, including prepared food, haircuts, doctor visits, or even for renting an apartment.

    One of the larger and more established alternative payment systems in Greece, TEM has given Greeks living under the strain of wage cuts and tax increases a supplementary way to trade. Instead of dealing with a physical currency, members have an online account that starts at zero when they join. They can opt to take payment for goods and services in TEM, and then use those to buy products from others.

    On the network website, users can post ads on what they can offer and what they want. Mr. Papaioannou, for instance, accepts TEM as payment for the computer repairs he does and says he uses the alternate currency in transactions several times a week.

    It is a localized version of what Greece might have to turn to if a tentative bailout agreement reached this week is derailed, or ultimately fails.

  2. This is of course quite similar to the system former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis intended to create as part of a "cloak and dagger" parallel payments infrastructure he claims Alexis Tsipras pressed him to create as a contingency plan. And TEM isn’t the only system operating in Greece. The Journal goes on to list three additional schemes:

    Ovolos: This alternative currency was founded in 2009 by a group of entrepreneurs in Patras, Greece’s third-largest urban area. Named after an ancient Greek currency, its membership is in the thousands. Unlike TEM, Ovolos covers the entire country.
    Monada: This smaller program based in the city of Chania on the island of Crete was set up in 2011, and is one of several popping up on Greece’s islands. Every other Sunday, its registered members hold an open market where they can use the alternative currency.
    Athens Time Bank: The Athens Time Bank was created in 2011 during the height of anti-austerity demonstrations in Athens’s central Syntagma Square. The unit of exchange is an individual’s time. Members earn a time unit for every hour they give to someone using their skills, which can include anything from psychotherapy sessions to a Spanish lesson.

    This is all in addition to the classic barter system, wherein citizens simply trade goods and services directly and as we detailed late last month, many Greeks have found that transacting in clover, hay, and cheese is the most straightforward way of doing business in an economy that faces total collapse.

    So while the Greek populace simply abandons the euro as a payment method, their elected officials will huddle together and legislate away the country's last vestiges of sovereignty on Thursday in exchange for €86 billion, the vast majority of which will be immediately credited electronically to the very same people who just disbursed it. If that sounds completely ridiculous to you, that's because it is and we suspect that sometime over the next six decades of debt servitude some enterprising politician will wake up and realize precisely what Christos Papaioannou, a Greek computer engineer and TEM user who spoke to The Journal, came to understand a long time ago when it comes to the euro. Namely that "you’re used to a method of doing things and suddenly, you realize there are other ways too."