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Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Silver: 2018 and Beyond
Do you appreciate the beauty of silver coins? Do you understand the necessity for silver in our modern world? American Silver Eagle coins and Canadian Silver Maple Leafs represent value, history, and ownership of an industrially important metal that has been money for thousands of years. Silver for 2018 Governments and central banks inevitably inflate the supply of currency units (devaluation) more rapidly than the underlying economy grows. They add to the unpayable debt load, pretend $230 tr
Friday, January 12, 2018
Stewart Dougherty
The War on Gold Intensifies: It Betrays the Elitists’ Panic and Augurs Their Coming Defeat (Part 2)
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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Chris Martenson
You're Just Not Prepared For What’s Coming 
I hate to break it to you, but chances are you're just not prepared for what’s coming. Not even close.  Don't take it personally. I'm simply playing the odds. After spending more than a decade warning people all over the world about the futility of pursuing infinite exponential economic growth on a finite planet, I can tell you this: very few are even aware of the nature of our predicament. An even smaller subset is either physically or financially ready for the sort of future barreling down on
Monday, December 4, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Geopolitical Risk Highest “In Four Decades” – Gold Demand in Germany and Globally to Remain Robust
– Geopolitical risk highest “in four decades” should push gold higher – Citi – Elections, political and macroeconomic crises and war lead to gold investment – Political uncertainty in Germany means “gold likely to remain in good demand as a safe haven” say Commerzbank –  “There has rarely been such political uncertainty in Germany at any time in the country’s post-war history” – Commerzbank – Reduce counter party risk: own safe haven allocated and segregated gold Editor: Mark O’Byrne The geopol
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Gold, Biker Wisdom and Dollar Devaluation
A common expression among bikers who love to ride is, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” TS Elliott and others made similar statements nearly a century ago. How Does This Apply to Gold and Dollar Devaluation? Some adults understand: Voltaire said over 200 years ago, “Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value – zero.” The value of the U.S. dollar has declined from about 1/40 of an ounce of gold to its current level of about 1/1300 ounce of gold since 1971. Because central
Monday, October 30, 2017
Chris Ciovacco - Ciovacco Capital Management
The Mother Of All Breakouts Still In Play
Short-Term View The NYSE Composite stock index traded near the bottom of the orange box shown below in 2013 and 2016. The index visited the top of the box in 2014, 2015, and again in late 2016, before breaking out. A successful retest of the breakout occurred earlier in 2017. Fractals Are Key Since markets move in fractals, we can apply the same principles to patterns that form on short-term charts to those that appear on long-term charts, even very long-term charts. From
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
You’re Likely A Lot Less Prepared For Crisis Than You Realize
This article was originally published by Chris Martenson at It seems as if Mother Nature is waking up. Either she’s trying to send humans an important warning, or perhaps she’s just out to kill us all. Massive storms across the globe, earthquakes, and collapsing ecosystems all combine to remind us that we are indeed intimately connected to our planet’s natural systems. And that our well-being rests on staying on Mother Nature’s good side. Well, Mother Nature has seemed pretty
Monday, September 25, 2017
Chris Martenson
You're Likely A Lot Less Prepared For Crisis Than You Realize
It seems as if Mother Nature is waking up. Either she's trying to send humans an important warning, or perhaps she's just out to kill us all. Massive storms across the globe, earthquakes, and collapsing ecosystems all combine to remind us that we are indeed intimately connected to our planet's natural systems. And that our well-being rests on staying on Mother Nature's good side. Well, Mother Nature has seemed pretty pissed at us of late. Her recent punishments should be taken as a disciplinary
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Michael J. Kosares - USAGold
Prominent establishment economist William White warns “More dangers now than 2007”
First a quick background check on William White so we know whether or not to grant his opinions more weight and status than the average analyst, this from an older, but still functional, Economist article titled The curious case of Willliam White(September, 2012): “Most recently, we have William White, a brilliant Canadian economist who used to do research at the Bank of England and the BIS before taking over the Economic Development and Review Committee at the OECD.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Physical Gold In Vault Is “True Hedge of Last Resort” – Goldman Sachs
– Physical gold is “the true currency of the last resort” – Goldman Sachs – “Gold is a good hedge against geopolitical risks when the event leads to a debasement of the dollar” – Trump and Washington risk bigger driver of gold than risks such as North Korea – Recent events such as N. Korea only explain fraction of 2017 gold price rally – Do not buy gold futures or ETFs rather “physical gold in a vault” [is] the “true hedge” Editor: Mark O’Byrne What’s increasing the demand for gold? Is it Kim J
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The Daily Market Report
USAGOLD/Peter Grant/09-05-17 Gold rebounded from modest intraday downticks after filling the gap that was left yesterday. The yellow metal remains elevated by geopolitical tensions that continue to ratchet higher, as well political uncertainty here at home. Gold set another new high for the year yesterday at 1338.82 after North Korea tested a rather larger nuclear device. It was reportedly an order of magnitude greater than previous tests and there is speculation it may have been a hydrogen bomb
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Precious Metals’ Ultimate Downside Protection
With each passing day, the deception Central bankers stoop to, in a desperate attempt to maintain a status quo that has enriched the “1%” at the expense of all others, stair-steps inexorably higher.  Frankly, it’s surreal watching it all play out – knowing full well, that the only thing standing between the spectacular, terrifying final act of history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme is the historic, unfathomably blatant rigging of all financial markets; utilizing the most advanced
Friday, June 30, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Precious Metals VS. Crypto-Currency And Mainstream Investments-“Revisited”
Two days after the most suicidal, hubristically arrogant policy statement in FOMC history, by an institution desperate to maintain the dead propaganda meme of “growth”; and with it, the Cartel’s “response” – gold remains less than $20/oz below its 5½ year downtrend line, and $20/oz above its 200 week moving average; whilst silver – in my view, more undervalued than at any time in history – is just a buck below its 200 week moving average, but a full $0.65/oz above its 5½ year downtrend line.  In
Sunday, June 18, 2017
North Korea may be the biggest black swan of all
MarketWatch/Howard Gold/06-07-17 While the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq Composite index hit all-time highs (again) last week and with volatility hovering near a 24-year low, Secretary of Defense James Mattis gave an underreported speech that should cause investors to rethink their complacency. In an address to a security conference in Singapore, the retired Marine Corps general who headed Central Command from 2010 to 2013 called North Korea’s burgeoning nuclear program
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
When I Said The Lowest-Ever Inflation Adjusted Gold Price, I Meant It!
So you understand just how dire – and global – the “Greatest Depression” is becoming, here’s a sampling of the “PiMBEEB,” or Precious-Metal-bullish, everything-else-bearish headlines of the past 24 hours alone.  Which cumulatively, tells you all you need to know about how all Central banks will respond into the foreseeable future.  Or, more accurately, forever – given that fiat currency regimes by nature are Ponzi schemes; which consequently, must expand exponentially; whilst maintaining public
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
After 5 1/2 Years Of Precious Metal Suppression, How Much “Ammo” Does The Cartel Have Left
Following up this week’s “historic market manipulation is setting the stage for catastrophe” theme, here’s how the U.S. PPT/Fed/ESF and the Chinese “national team” responded to dramatic, across-the-board PiMBEEB headlines yesterday.  In the U.S.’s case, a dramatic plunge in April construction spending; a May autosales “bloodbath; the downgrade of Illinois to one notch above junk status; and plunging commodities, particularly crude oil. And in China’s case, a dramatic plunge in its May PMI Manufa
Friday, June 2, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
GOLD – The Ultimate Buy and Hold 
Last night, I was telling my wife of the frustration the past five years has wrought on Precious Metal holders – or, as they call them in the Bitcoin world, “hoddlers.”  It’s been far worse, and longer, in the “paper PM investment” world – as the Cartel has not only annihilated mining shares, but the mining industry as well; as not only have reserves been decimated, whilst mine production has – perhaps, permanently – peaked; but share counts and debt burdens have exploded, limiting shares’ upsid
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Opec, Like The London Gold Pool, Proving Cartels Always Fail
In Wednesday’s “historic market manipulation setting the stage for catastrophe,” my principal inference was that, per the time old adage, crime never pays.  Perhaps in the short-term; but the longer a scam is perpetrated, the more vulnerable it becomes to its inevitable demise.  Kind of like Fargo, when the initial plan to ransom Jerry’s wife morphed into a heinous killing spree, resulting in essentially all participating parties dying; as crime, like market manipulation, has significant uninten
Friday, May 26, 2017
The Daily Market Report: Gold Firms Within Recent Range
USAGOLD/Peter Grant/05-11-17 Gold edged higher within the recent range as dollar gains faltered and stocks came under pressure. The yellow metal is pressuring Tuesday’s high at 1228.59; a breach of which would be an initial indication that a corrective low may be in place. Stocks are under pressure today, led by the retail sector after Macy’s missed massively on earnings and sales. This is just the latest nail in the coffin of brick-and-mortar retail. According to The Wall Street Journal, “Share
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Sprott Money
Insanity Prevails In The Stock Market - Dave Kranzler
The Dow and the S&P 500 stock indices are emblematic for the degree to which the U.S. economic, financial, political and social system has dislocated from reality. Insanity prevails in a system that is corrupted to the core. “Going down the rabbit hole” is a popular allusion in reference to the surrealism that has enveloped the American system. I’d hazard to assert that it would take a few tabs of LSD to make today’s world believable. The fact that Donald Trump is President says it a
Thursday, March 2, 2017