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November Technical Report - Precious Metals Analysis

The pivot to a faster pace of taper allows the Fed to raise rates sooner and expectations have moved relatively quickly with the Fed no longer lagging market expectations as sharply as before. This year has been dominated by a largely ‘risk-on’ app…

How the Fed’s policies will impact gold

In this episode of The Pod of Gold, Nick Frappell & Shae Russell discuss the short position building behind gold and silver, however the longs are holding their nerve. We look at the Fed’s hawkish tapering then tightening promise to the m…

October Technical Report - Precious Metals Analysis

This month, Nick Frappell discuses inflation has been the theme that has energised gold – particularly in the sense of really testing the ‘transitory’ beliefs deployed by the Federal Reserve. The key risk is that inflation expectations are derailed…

ABC Refinery Achieves Silver LBMA Accreditation

New export opportunities for Australian silver opened up by prestigious accreditation   Independent, Australian gold refinery, ABC Refinery has achieved a rare global feat – attaining London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) accreditation as a Goo…

September Technical Report

Nick Frappell Global General Manager, ABC Bullion  14 October 2021 Dear reader, Subscribe to the ABC Refinery Monthly Technical reports - Click here. The US debt ceiling problem has been delayed by around seven weeks and Republicans joined the…

Pallion 2021 Sustainability Report

The 2021 Pallion Sustainability Report ABC Refinery and its parent Pallion is pleased to share its most recent annual sustainability report, Considerate® Precious Metals, which you can access here.  This report showcases Pallion’s ESG initiati…

August Technical Report

Nick Frappell Global General Manager, ABC Bullion  10 August 2021 Dear reader, The dominant (market) news for August was the Jackson Hole symposium, where Fed Chair Jerome Powell gave a dovish speech, followed by some weak ADP and NFP data. Giv…

Jackson Hole review: Fed looks to lessons from the past

Fed leans on historical outcomes for future guidance Nick Frappell Global General Manager Key points: Reasons not to tighten, Part I Reasons not to tighten Part II…with context What if inflation really did take off? The global dis-inflatio…

July Technical Report

The world in July continued to be defined by ‘Delta’, as the Coronavirus ‘third wave’ grew rapidly.  This has impacted Australia of course, and the other 131 countries that it has spread to bringing with it the appearance or possibility that it…

The Basel III exemption and the impact for gold

Nick Frappell Global General Manager, ABC Bullion  16 July 2021 Summary: UK’s Prudential Regulator allows for unallocated deposits to be offset by unencumbered physical stocks, easing concerns over clearing. Gold still not considered a High-…

How Basel III Will Impact Gold Markets

The Impact of Basel III on the Gold Markets Nick FrappellGlobal General Manager Key points: Basel III aims to reduce systemic risk via better controls on liquidity exposure. NSFR and HQLA (explanations below) are the two mechanisms that …

Influences and direction in the gold market

Refining the gold standard   In spite of a disruptive 2020, the Australian mining sector overcame adversity and continued to operate. Very few international mining economies could replicate our success. No doubt this achievement will be a hot top…

ABC Refinery - Australia's Largest Silver Refiner

ABC Refinery operates the largest silver refinery in the southern hemisphere, refining over 70% of Australia’s annual silver production in the heart of Sydney.   ABC Refinery Chief Commercial Officer, David Woodford, said that demand for ABC Refin…

Pallion 2020 Sustainability Report

ABC Refinery and its parent Pallion are focused on exceeding the highest international environmental, community, health, and industry standards. It is this approach that informs our position as a global leader in the vertically integrated and transp…

ABC Refinery brings competition to the Gold Refining Industry

ABC Refinery proudly reached 24.6 per cent market share in the Australian Gold Refining Industry and is gaining momentum. Since its accreditation from the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) in 2015, ABC Refinery has gone from strength to stren…

ABC Refinery Awarded CME Accreditation in USA

  ABC Refinery is proud to announce it has received accreditation from the CME Group for its premier gold product, the COMEX “GC” gold futures contract, effective 05 June 2020.  The accreditation sees ABC Refinery bars added to the COMEX good deliv…

Inflation Bomb Set to Blow

Precious Metals Commentary (week ending 1st May 2020) JP Morgan says US money printing may ignite an inflation bomb. This week we also look at the: China calls for new super-sovereign currency to counter the US Why Scotiabank closed its bullio…

You Can’t Print Gold

Precious Metals Commentary (week ending 24th April 2020) Gold edged higher this week to $1,726 and silver is tracking sideways around the USD $15 per ounce level, yet to make up its mind on whether to join gold or remain uncoupled as the AUD/USD tr…

Earth Day at ABC Refinery Everyday

Earth Day 2020 at ABC Refinery  Earth Day 2020 focuses on challenges associated with climate change, especially surrounding air and water pollution. At Pallion, we pride ourselves on instilling processes and practices to reduce our carbon footprint…

Gold Clears $1,700 As QE Returns

Precious Metals Commentary (week ending 17th April 2020) Gold reached a high of $1,747 this week and silver consolidated currently trading around the $15.40 level. With the Australian dollar trading within a 1.8 cent around 0.6354 the AUD metal pri…

Look Very Closely at Silver

Precious Metals Commentary (week ending 10th April 2020) Gold advanced to $1,648 this week on US dollar weakness and silver battled with the $15 level after adding around 7% from the start of the week. The USD index retreated, putting the AUD back …

Dead Cat Bounce

Precious Metals Commentary (week ending 3rd April 2020) A bit of a mixed week for the metals, with gold initially falling but recovering back above $1600 and silver to $14.56. The Aussie dropped to 60.5 cents this week helping local prices recover …