Apologies for not posting for some time. I have been busy with real work, which is counter-intuitive consider how dead it is for Perth Mint generally in terms of people buying PMs. Main time suck has been involved in finalising a tender for new website software. Over the next year we will be replacing our perthmint.com.au and pertmintbullion.com websites (both run on different platforms) and merging them into one and hopefully improving the connectivity into our backend ERP, which should help with our ability to handle load and avoid these problems.
Other time sucks include ongoing ERP replacement project, annual report prep and general dogsbody work which "Analysis and Strategy" in my job title seems to act like a magnet for.
I will be in Malaysia 23rd/24th June and Singapore 25th/26th for business, including the LBMA Singapore Bullion Market Forum, details of which you can find here. Topics include:
Session 1: The Singapore Market
Session 2: Next Steps for East Asia's Growing Physical Market
Session 3: Gold ETFs - What Future in Asian Portfolios?
Session 4: India - Effect of Regulatory Changes in the Indian Bullion Market and the Road Ahead
Session 5: Is Less More - How Many Gold Futures Contracts Does Asia Need?
Session 6: From West to East - Is It Really a One-Way Ticket for Gold?
If you have any (sensible) questions you want me to ask, leave a comment and I'll consider them. I suppose the thing these days is to live tweet, but not sure if this is a private meeting or Chatham House Rules, although I think the tweets will be quite dry - not sure of the interest in "Wrapping Gold ETF to retail investors in Thailand". I would imagine with the focus on how the silver fix is run, the LBMA would be all for transparency, we'll see how it goes.
Having stuck my head up and mentioned the silver fix, I suppose I should comment on it - see next post shortly.