Welcome to The Gold Observer by independent gold analyst and financial researcher Jan Nieuwenhuijs. At The Gold Observer I publish research and commentary on the gold market, financial markets, economics and the international monetary system. You can navigate this website through the Homepage, which has a column on the right-hand side with top reads organized per category (on mobile it’s at the bottom). Such as “Gold Market Essentials,” “Gold Price Essentials,” and “The Future of the International Monetary System.” On the Archive page there is a search field if you are looking for a specific article or topic.
Gold has an unbeatable track record as a store of value, because it’s immutable and can’t be printed. Throughout history gold has provided financial stability and prosperity for many civilizations. However, gold is currently underexposed in the public debate regarding monetary stability.
We live in extraordinary times. Economics is about how to deal with scarce resources, but since 1971 there is no scarcity of money. This has created moral hazard, record debt levels, economic zombification, financial bubbles and rising inequality. By now the financial system has become so fragile that central banks are afraid to stop intervening and continue printing more money with all due consequences. Printing money is like a drug addiction; a disease many people unconsciously suffer from.
Unfortunately, after 1971 gold has been removed from economic textbooks. Ever since, few economists and journalists have been educated on gold. This is why in-depth gold research is paramount.
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My first career was in the Dutch movie industry, where I worked as a sound engineer on feature films, TV-series and commercials. After the Great Financial Crisis I became interested in economics and started reading books in search for answers. In 2013 I had a knee-surgery after which I got a rare pain syndrome. Unfortunately, I couldn’t do my regular job anymore.
While I was homebound I started researching the gold market. What I discovered was that Chinese gold demand was much higher than what was widely assumed in the West. I launched a blog to publish my findings under the name Koos Jansen. Within a year I was proven right and gained global recognition. Shortly after I was offered a job as a gold analyst for BullionStar, where I worked until 2018.
In 2019 I started working for Voima Gold. At Voima I shifted my focus to subjects related to gold, such as financial markets and international economics. In 2020 I left Voima and became an independent researcher. One of my greatest assets is that I’m self-taught and my economic knowledge is purely based on common sense.
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