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Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Crisis On The Horizon: Will It Be Economic Collapse? Global Civil Unrest? War? We Won’t Have To Guess Much Longer…
“Never let a crisis go to waste.”  -Rahm Emmanuel The algorithm is simple: Governments coerce their pet monkeys to pay taxes into the system – the self-perpetuating machine – and thereby the monkeys become the very sources of funding to build, equip, staff, and enforce their own incarceration. There are too many individuals with dreams, plans, goals, and ambitions for themselves and their families.  There is too much individualism.  It eventually must be crushed, in order to maintain the existin
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Dan Popescu - GoldBroker
The Gold Standard
According to Mises, money’s function as a medium of exchange is thus the central one, while its store of value and unit of account functions are merely subordinate functions. I would say store of value and unit of account is what makes the medium of exchange marketable. The medium of exchange has to be simple to understand, not only by educated people but also the most uneducated. It has to be easily accessed, not only in ideal circumstances but also in difficult ones. Many things have been trie
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Canary In The Coal Mine: Unfunded Liabilities Have Turned Illinois Into A “Banana Republic” On The Brink Of Bankruptcy
Illinois is the perfect example of what happens when your state is run by fiscally irresponsible dunces for decades. The state is buried debt, and hasn’t passed a budget in over 700 days. 100% of their monthly revenue is being consumed by court ordered payments, and the Illinois Department of Transportation has revealed that they may not be able to pay contractors (who are working on over 700 infrastructure projects) after July 1st if the state doesn’t pass a budget. To top it all off, the state
Friday, June 23, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Citizens Will Soon Turn their Rage Towards Central Bankers
Via Email, I received an interesting article from Albert Edwards at Societe Generale. Edwards claims citizens will soon turn their rage towards Central Bankers. In an age of “radical uncertainty” how long will it be before angry citizens tire of blaming an impotent political system for their ills and turn on the main culprits for their poverty – unelected and virtually unaccountable central bankers? I expect central bank independence will be (and should be) the next casualty of the current poli
Friday, June 23, 2017
USA GOLD - USA Gold
Sears Canada files for bankruptcy
CNNMoney/Chris Isidore/06-22-17 Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy early Thursday, making it the latest casualty of the crisis among traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. It’s also another sign of trouble for the iconic retailer. Sears Canada, which has more than 200 stores and about 17,000 employees, was spun-off as an independent company in 2012. But the filing is still bad news for Sears Holdings (SHLD), which owns both the Sears and Kmart brands in the United States. Sears Holdings still ow
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Are Central Banks Getting Ready to Crash the System Again?
While investors pile into Tech Stocks based on endless promotion from the financial media, the US economy is rolling over. Last week the NY Fed downgraded its economic forecast for 2Q17 to just 1.9%. Even worse, it is now forecasting 2017 total growth to be a measly 1.5%. Yes, 1.5%. There is a clear trend to this chart… and it’s NOT up. Source: NY Fed Wait, it gets worse. The Citi Surprise Index has collapsed to levels not seen since 2011. Source: Yardeni Research Why does this level matter? T
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Valuation Anomalies Suggest Historic Precious Metal Lows
Today, we’re going to start with an interview with billionaire Frank Giustra – perhaps, Canada’s most famous mining stock promoter.  Who, in this interview, comes as close to accusing gold of being manipulated as mainstream investors are “allowed.” Do you think the gold market is manipulated? No, I don’t think it is manipulated.  Manipulation is a strong word. But I do believe it is managed, by the policy makers who need to keep confidence in a system when it goes sideways.  Any major spike in t
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
May Retail Sales, CPI, Other Data and Gold
Last week, a few important U.S. economic reports were released. What do they imply for the gold market? The recent days were eventful. The Fed hiked interest rates, the U.S. Treasury unveiled its deregulation plan, and several important pieces of economic news were published. First of all, retail sales fell 0.3 percent in May following a 0.4 percent rise in April. The number was below expectations. Actually, it marked the worst decline since January 2016. However, the drop was mainly caused by a
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Warning: the Oil Crash Is Just Days Away From Triggering a Debt Crisis
The Oil collapse is about to trigger a crisis in junk bonds. Oil has been going straight down for weeks now. As we write this, black gold is below $43 a barrel, down 16% from its levels a month ago. “So what?” you might ask, “Oil experiences similar drops all the time. Why is this important?” This is important, because the high yield, or junk bond market is closely associated with Oil prices. And if Oil continues to collapse we’re going to start seeing some serious contagion risks in high yield
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
The Central-Bank Moment
Hyman Minsky was an economist who popularised the idea that “stability leads to instability”. According to Minsky and his followers, credit expands rapidly during the good times to the point where a lot of borrowing is being done by financially fragile/vulnerable entities, thus sowing the seeds of a financial crisis. That’s why the start of a financial crisis is now often referred to as a “Minsky moment”. Unfortunately, Minsky’s analysis was far too superficial. Minsky described a process during
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
“Socialism Has Produced Some Very Powerful Millionaires”: As Venezuelans Starve In The Streets, The Elites Party On
It’s always funny to debate socialists on the merits of their ideology. If you point to a country like Venezuela, and say “See! This is what socialism leads to,” they’ll no doubt claim that it isn’t a real example of socialism. But if you went back in time by just a few years, you’d find that their perception of Venezuela was quite different. Celebrities like Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, and Danny Glover praised the regime not too long ago, as did intellectuals like Noam Chomsky. Six years ago, Bern
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
My Newest “Most Likely To Catalyze The Big One”
Today’s article is one of my scariest yet; as, after watching events unfold in the world’s most notorious geopolitical hotspot in recent weeks, it’s difficult to come up, using my best Spock-like logic, with an alternative conclusion to the potentially catastrophic one I’ll discuss today.  Which, if it occurs, may catalyze not only the financial “big one” we all know is coming, but an era of political, geopolitical, economic, and monetary destabilization unlike; and potentially, unparalleled in
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
SP 2400 Party People
Plastic face, can't smile, white out... SO EVERYONE agrees this is nuts, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault.  But no-one wants to do a damn thing about it.  Sound familiar?  "Record number of fund managers consider equities overvalued," says the latest Bank o
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Treasury Report on Financial Deregulation and Gold
Last week, the U.S. Treasury issued a report on financial reforms. What does it mean for the gold market? As we reported a few days ago, the Financial Choice Act was passed by the House. But it’s not the only important event on the deregulation front. On June 12, the U.S. Department of the Treasury unveiled its plan to overhaul the financial regulations implemented after the 2008 financial crisis, which hamper economic growth. As U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said: “Properly structur
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Snyder Warns: “A Full-Blown Eruption Of The Yellowstone Supervolcano Would Have The Potential Of Being An Extinction Level Event”
This report was originally published by Michael Snyder at End Of The American Dream There Have Been 296 Earthquakes In The Vicinity Of The Yellowstone Supervolcano Within The Last 7 Days Is it possible that the Yellowstone supervolcano is gearing up for a major eruption? If you follow my work on a regular basis, then you already know that I spend a lot of time documenting how the crust of our planet is becoming increasingly unstable. Most of this shaking is taking place far away from the contin
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
“Major Deflationary Disruption” Says Cramer About Amazon Purchase of Whole Foods
Amazon bought Whole Foods today. Widespread carnage in the grocery stock prices followed. Jim Cramer called it a major deflationary disruption saying stores cannot compete. “If I was the Federal Reserve, I would have a meeting on this. Inflation is going to go down…. You have to rethink food … Costco knows how to compete. It will be in there tooth and nail with toilet paper and paper towels. … But Kroger, a crisis in Cincinnati, crisis.” “Major Disruption of Society” SupplyChain247 reports A
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Massive Government Preparations and Stockpiling Point To One Thing: “An Event Is Going To Happen”
The question is subtly Malthusian in nature: how to deal with the world’s teeming billions in one fell swoop while maintaining the existing social and political orders in all of the countries?  That order needs only to have one facade now: as Draconian an order that can be accomplished without throwing the world into a revolution against every government in existence.  The Draconian nature is as follows: CCTV cameras monitoring and cross-referencing every purchase, every bank withdrawal or depos
Monday, June 19, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Most PiMBEEB Transaction Of All-Time
Monday mornings can be daunting, in processing the massive amount of PiMBEEB – or Precious Metal bullish, everything-else-bearish – news since my last publication, 72 hours earlier.  This, amidst a world where government-commandeered “markets” signal nothing but the madness they have created, and the carnage that must surely ensue – as if generational economic weakness; the highest-ever debt load; the largest-ever industrial oversupply; the lowest-ever cumulative purchasing power; and the highes
Monday, June 19, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Hits 1-Month Low as En Marche! Wins France, Fed Chiefs Speak, UK Starts 'Hardest Talks Ever'
GOLD PRICES eased lower on Monday morning in London, touching a 1-month low after French President Emmanuel Macron saw his En Marche! party sweep to victory in parliemantary elections, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. The UK government of Theresa May meantime began its Brexit negotiations with the European Union after losing its parliamentary majority at this month's election.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Charleston Voice
  Global Times - Hard lessons from China's silver standard 
History will repeat, but this time around America will not be able to coin silver Trade Dollars to conduct trade with Asia. Oops. Oh, where O where did my empire go? Source: Caijing.com.cn  [08:30 July 15 2009] Chinese macroeconomic historian Ray Huang used to say the Qing Dynasty never understood monetary and fiscal policy, and therefore was unable to compete against the West. In those days, monetary policy in China was essentially tied to silver, the national money standard since t
Sunday, June 18, 2017
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