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Mark O'Byrne -
Gold Bullion Price Suppression To End Bullion Bank Traders Arrested For Manipulating Market
– CFTC fines UBS, HSBC and Deutsche Bank millions of dollars each for gold price manipulation – Deutsche Bank ‘engaged in a scheme to manipulate the price of precious metals futures contracts’– UBS ‘attempted to manipulate the price of precious metals futures contracts’– HSBC engaged ‘in numerous acts of spoofing with respect to certain futures products in gold and other precious metals’– Gold ‘experts’ continue to deny legal rulings, evidence amassed by GATA, admissions by banks and central ban
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Axel Merk - Merk Fund
Productivity: A Question of Focus, Health, Politics Money
Axel Merk, Merk Investments January 10, 2018  Follow @AxelMerk Tweet Last week, I asked, “What would make 2018 more productive for you? Please email me the first thing that comes to your mind.” Before I summarize the responses, a big thank you to the 800+ people who sent me personalized responses. Someone pointed out that asking the question itself already helped because it motivated her to review her plans and targe
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Fed Concerned Bitcoin Will “Eviscerate” Big Banks No, Not Really!
A rumor is circulating that the Fed concerned Bitcoin will “eviscerate” big banks. Let's investigate the claim.Zerohedge writes As Bitcoin Nears $10,000 "Central Banks Kept Up At Night". Here is the line that caught my attention: "St. Louis Fed President James Bullard admitted to Reuters in a recent interview what the real concern was: '(We could) wake up one day and most of the big banks have been eviscerated and most of that activity has moved elsewhere.'" I tracked that that claim back to the
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Profit, Protection, Despite Cartel Interventions—November 2017 Update
Governments love [the war on cash]. Then they can control you...we are not going to have as many freedoms as we have now ...get prepared because we're going to have the worst economic problems we've had in your lifetime or my lifetime and when that happens a lot of people are going to disappear.“…the next time aro
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Frank Shostak
With a Central Bank, Bank "Deregulation" Can Be a Bad Thing
Leading Federal Reserve policymaker Stanley Fischer has hit out at plans to unwind banking regulation, calling it a "terrible mistake."President Donald Trump and republican politicians have advocated the repeal of Dodd Frank, a major piece of post-crisis legislation, and the loosening of some capital and liquidity requirements in a bid to ease banks' ability to lend.In an interview with the Financial Times on August 16, 2017, Fischer said that loosening capital and liquidity requirements is dang
Saturday, September 16, 2017
The Daily Market Report: Gold Up 1.7 This Week as Dollar Slides
USAGOLD/Peter Grant/09-08-17 Gold remains generally well bid after setting fresh 13-month highs in overseas trading. The yellow metal is being supported by lower U.S. yields, a weaker dollar and persistent political and geopolitical uncertainties. Fed uncertainty is certainly playing a role as well. With the resignation of Stanley Fischer, it seems increasingly likely that Janet Yellen will not continue on as Fed chair. Her direct challenge of President Trump’s assault on Dodd-Frank regulations
Friday, September 8, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
  Diminishing Returns 
These two words are the hinge that is swinging American life — and the advanced techno-industrial world, for that matter — toward darkness. They represent an infection in the critical operations of daily life, like a metabolic disease, driving us into disorder and failure. And they are so omnipresent that we’ve failed to even notice the growing failure all around us. Mostly, these diminishing returns are the results of our over-investments in making complex systems more complex, for instance the
Monday, August 21, 2017
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold Stocks Meet Mr. America
Gold continues to flow from the West to the East at a pretty solid pace. The SPDR fund (GLD-NYSE) holdings have oozed down to just 809 tonnes…and done so while the price of gold has strengthened! Many Western countries are net exporters of gold in quantities that exceed their total mine production. This is the gold chart. Gold’s latest rally began from the July 10 area lows of about $1205. The SPDR fund holdings were about 839 tonnes at that time. Gold’s $50 rally over the past two weeks
Tuesday, July 25, 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
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Financial Choice Act, FOMC Preview and Gold
Last week, the House approved a bill dubbed the “Financial Choice Act.” What does it imply for the gold market? And what should we expect from today’s FOMC meeting? On Thursday, when the investors focused on Comey’s testimony, Republicans voted to pass the Financial Choice Act which scales back or eliminates many of the regulations introduced by the Dodd-Frank bill. The bill passed 233-186 with 11 members abstaining. The legislation is believed by Republicans to provide regulatory relief for sma
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Chats by ex-Deutsche Bank metals trader reveal spoofing 'tricks from the master'
By Tom Schoenberg and Matt Robinson Bloomberg News Monday, June 5, 2017 David Liew was a quick study. Less than a year into his metals-trading job at Deutsche Bank in Singapore, he joked with a colleague about their latest win. "Tricks from the ... master," Liew typed in a chat after working with a colleague to move gold futures prices while Liew executed a trade. In the course of a year, Liew and his colleagues used fake orders to try to manipulate prices, an illegal practice called spoofing, m
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Axel Merk - Merk Fund
What Could Possibly Go Wrong
Axel Merk, Merk Investments April 5, 2017  Follow @AxelMerk Tweet      This time is different. Stocks will always go up. And pigs can fly. Given that pigs are highly intelligent, don’t bet against them. That said, investors might want to take at least the first two statements with a gra
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Rigged System: Fake Risk, Fake Return
Is the system rigged? If so, is this the end of volatility? Axel Merk explores those questions in this guest post. Fake Risk, Fake Return? With seemingly everyone from the blogosphere to the Tweeter-in-chief chiming in on fake news, have investors considered their risk/return profile may also be “fake”? When it comes to investing, who or what can we trust, is the market rigged, and why does it matter? For eight years in a row now, an investment in the S&P 500 has yielded positive returns [2015
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Axel Merk - Merk Fund
Fake Risk, Fake Return
Axel Merk, Merk Investments March 2, 2017  Follow @AxelMerk Tweet      With seemingly everyone from the blogosphere to the Tweeter-in-chief chiming in on fake news, have investors considered their risk/return profile may also be “fake”? When it comes to investing, who or what can we tru
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Bank de-regulation is less important than bank credit
[This blog post is a modified and updated excerpt from a commentary published at TSI about three weeks ago] In response to the 2007-2009 financial crisis, policy-makers in the US who had absolutely no idea what caused the crisis enacted legislation that would supposedly prevent such a crisis from re-occurring. The legislation is called “The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act”, although it is better known as “Dodd-Frank”. Unsurprisingly, considering its origins, the Dodd-Frank legisla
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Bob Hoye - Institutional Advisors
Radio Free America
Signs of The Times Perspective In July, the ChartWorks noted technical excesses in the Bond Future. We concluded that action in the US Treasuries was the least distorted and would be the best market to use to determine a major top. For technical analysis, the European market is too dominated by the ECB. The peak in Treasuries was in July and we noted that the bull market in lower-grade stuff would likely continue. We also noted that the European government bonds would likely turn w
Monday, February 27, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Pressure: “Culpable For Our Bubble Economy And Trying To Shift Blame Before A Collapse” 
This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Editor’s Comment: What goes up must come down. This action has been planned for sometime. It is clear that the Federal Reserve pushed the QE liquidity bubble to its absolute extremes during the Obama years, knowing all along that it would simply raise rates once the ride was over. Now that this is beginning to happen, at the timing of the Fed’s choosing, it is being dumped on the Trump Administration. And Presi
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold And The Inflationary Firestorm
Graceland Updates By Stewart Thomson1.Hardly a day goes by now without more good news for gold investors appearing, and the pace of this news flow is accelerating.2.Please click here now. Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan was interviewed by the World Gold Council in the February edition of their influential “Gold Investor” magazine.3.That’s a snapshot of some of the interview.The former head of the Fed gives a magnificent report card to gold as the ultimate asset and currency.4.Please click her
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Trump to Fill at Least Three Fed Positions: What Will the Trump Fed Look Like
In the election run-up, Donald Trump both praised and criticized higher interest rates, multiple times each way. So what the heck does Trump want? The only thing we are reasonably sure of is Trump prefers businessmen and women running the country instead of academics. Conflicting Views Nov. 3, 2015:  “Janet Yellen should have raised the rates. She’s not doing it because the Obama administration and the president doesn’t want her to.” May 5, 2016 to CNBC:  “I am a low interest-rate person. If w
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Captain Hook - Treasure Chest
Cost Push Inflation
The reason we are looking at this today is because of how the Trump Bump is causing input prices to jump higher already, evidenced in the most recent (December) US ISM numbers, showing the biggest jump since 2011. And this trend will most likely continue with the excitement Trump has created with ‘making America great again’, where even foreign governments are joining the party, which will continue to strengthen employment conditions (already apparent), raising the specter of rapidly rising cost
Monday, February 20, 2017