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Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Federal Reserve Created Bitcoin and Other Percolating Bubbles - Michael Carino, Greenwich Endeavors
The Federal Reserve’s tools for achieving its dual mandate of low inflation and full employment manipulate interest rates and therefore markets.  This manipulation of rates reverberates globally. Their manipulation historically had been more light handed and invisible to most of the public.  However, over the last decade, their impact on interest rates and yield levels have been the most dramatic in the history of the Federal Reserve.  Whenever you have policies that are extreme, it is best to
Monday, December 11, 2017
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
Merry Christmas to You—Bullion Premiums at Multi-Year Lows
There’s nothing like a bargain during the holidays. And here’s an unexpected one even I was surprised to see…It’s not easy to dig up industry-wide data on coin and bar premiums. To do it manually is incredibly time-consuming and then would be out of date as soon as you published it, since premiums always fluctuate.But we’ve snagged both wholesale and retail data from a couple sources. And there’s a very clear message from these statistics: gold bullion is on the SALE rack…Wholesale Prices: Plung
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Ellsberg: U.S. Military Planned First Strike On Every City In Russia and China … and Gave Field Commanders Power to Push Button
Daniel Ellsberg – America’s most famous whistleblower, the former military analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers which helped end the Vietnam war – has just published a book revealing that he was also one of the main nuclear war planners for the United States in the 1960s. Ellsberg said in an interview this morning that the U.S.  had plans for a first strike on every city in Russia and China … and that numerous field-level commanders had the power to start nuclear Armageddon: [Interviewer] So,
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
People Are Plowing Millions Into ‘CryptoKitties’ And Breeding Them
Content originally published at iBankCoin.com It was bound to happen... Cat people have hopped on the digital currency bandwagon and collectively plowed over $6.7 million into 'CryptoKitties' - an Ethereum-based virtual cat described as "breedable Beanie Babies," which have sold for upwards of $114,000. Each. The median price of CryptoKitties is $25.04. DIGITAL CAT BREEDING SCHEME "CryptoKitties players buy and sell unique digital kittens using ethereum. With two kittens, players can then breed
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
An Italian Regulator's Risk-Sharing Plan to "Cure the Eurozone"
Marcello Minenna, a division head at the Italian securities regulator, emailed his plan to "Cure the Eurozone".Marcello Minenna, the head of Quantitative Analysis and Financial Innovation at Consob, the Italian securities regulator, pinged me recently with his plan to save the Eurozone. The plan requires debt guarantees with a catch: The catch is the guarantees have a price: The riskiest countries have to pony up the most for debt insurance. His thoughts are in a downloadable PDF on Curing the
Friday, December 8, 2017
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
End of Year Reminder: Sell ETF Losses; Buy Physical Metals—No Wash Sale Rule
We know our readers invest in precious metals in various ways. One way is through ETFs. If you are one of these investors, pay taxes to the U.S., and are holding onto any positions with a loss since the time you bought, here’s a heads-up: if you act by December 31, you can capture that loss on your taxes without losing your exposure to metals.The “wash sale” rule was designed to discourage people from selling securities at a loss simply to claim a tax benefit. Section 1091 of the U.S. Tax Code d
Friday, December 8, 2017
Axel Merk - Merk Fund
Merk 2018 Oulook
Axel Merk, Merk Investments December 7, 2017  Follow @AxelMerk Tweet With the stock market and Bitcoin reaching all-time highs, what can possible go wrong? In offering my thoughts on 2018, I see my role in reminding investors to stress test their portfolios. Is your portfolio built of straw, sticks or brick? First, let me allege many investors have portfolios built of straw and sticks rather than brick. How do I kn
Friday, December 8, 2017
Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
Fake Tax Reform
After supposedly chomping on the bit for years to pass meaningful tax reform, Republicans are now set to blow an historic opportunity. Whatever version of the Bill that emerges from the House and Senate Conference Committee (which will be signed by President Trump faster than he can down a Filet o’Fish), will be far less than the Republicans envisioned when they finally captured the White House and both Congressional Chambers in 2016. But from what I have seen of the particulars, the revisions t
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Rick Ackerman
Bitcoin Mania’s ‘Secret Sauce’
For better or worse, bitcoin has everyone’s attention. Anyone even remotely aware of the cryptocurrency’s increasingly wild price swings would recognize a full-blown mania, just as those on the periphery of the Dutch tulip bulb craze of 1636-37 must have known that it would end badly. For now, however, bitcoin has been a big winner for virtually everyone who bought before Monday and held onto it. But it is attracting a growing number of speculators who think they can do even better by trading th
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
Precious Metals Breaking Down! 3 Amigos to Abort? 4 Horsemen to Ride?
I am not trying to be a wise guy with the first half of the title (it’s a goof on alarmist media), but if you were not bear biased or outright bearish on the gold sector’s daily and weekly technicals, and its macro and sector fundamentals by now all you have left are the alarmist headlines now telling us about H&S breakdowns, HUI/Gold ratio bearishness and whatever else is going on out there in media large and small to scare the lowly gold bug.As noted in an NFTRH update last night…It’s hard to
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
  Peter Schiff Warns Of CRASH: ‘Everybody Is Going To Get Wiped Out!’
This coming crisis will hit everyone in the wallet. Money manager Peter Schiff, who accurately predicted the 2008 financial crisis, can already see the writing on the wall – and he says everyone is going to get wiped out. Schiff says that this time, gold will explode and the dollar will be wiped out. USA Watch Dog‘s Greg Hunter interviewed Schiff about the impending financial disaster we are facing. Almost ten years after the 2008 meltdown, Schiff had this to say: “I predicted a lot more than ju
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
SELL CRYPTOS – BUY GOLD
During the 2006-9 financial crisis, a collapse of the global financial system was avoided by massive money printing, guarantees and allowing banks to value assets at cost rather than market, as well as a panic lowering of interest rates from as high as 6% in the US to zero or negative. Bonds issued by eight major countries currently have negative interest rates from 1 & 2 year debt for Italy up to 15 & 30 year debt for Japan, Germany and Switzerland. GLOBAL LIABILITIES OF $2 QUADRILLION Whateve
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
36 Year Old Makes $62 Million Relying On Honesty of Strangers
Content originally published at iBankCoin.com 36 year old e-commerce entrepreneur Yusuke Mitsumoto had an idea: “what if I pay people instantlyfor their used goods and then trustthem to give them to me?” Crazy, right? Mitsumoto launched an app in June to test the idea, quickly realizing that that people – surprise – went for the money, putting him on the hook for $3.2 million (360 million yen). “after 16 hours, he was stunned to discover he was on the hook for 360 million yen ($3.2 million) a
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
From Millions to Dead URLS - - 2017 versus 1999
From the Slope of Hope blog: On my crowded bookshelf of history texts is one book called Dot Con, which recounts the build-up to, and the bursting of, the Internet bubble. I hadn't read this book in many years, but I pulled it from the shelf yesterday to thumb through it, since we seem to be living in identical times right now (although with a far more pervasive and much, much bigger, bubble). Here's one quote I typed in for your reading pleasure. You're welcome. "All speculative bubbles go thro
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
UK plans crackdown on bitcoin
By Robert Mendick and Gordon Rayner The Telegraph, London Sunday, December 3, 2017 Mnisters are launching a crackdown on the virtual currency bitcoin amid growing concern it is being used to launder money and dodge tax. The Treasury has disclosed plans to regulate the bitcoin that will force traders in so-called crypto-currencies to disclose their identities and report suspicious activity. Until now anybody buying and selling bitcoins and other digital currencies has been able to do so anonymo
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Silver’s Positive Fundamentals Due To Strong Demand In Key Growth Industries
– Increased efforts in green energy and advanced technology set to boosts silver’s demand – Four-year supply deficit set to increase due to fewer mine openings and discoveries – Bank manipulation may be why silver under performing – TD Securities and the Bank of Montreal expect silver to be best performing precious metal in 2018 – Growing industrial demand combined with monetary safe haven makes silver an excellent diversifier The beauty of silver is its dual role. It is both a monetary metal a
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Stock Market and Precious Metals Charts -
“The gods are deaf when we pray to them, their fire Recoils from our offering, their birds of omen Have no cry of comfort, for they are gorged With the thick blood of the dead.   O my son, These are no trifles!  Think.  All men make mistakes, But a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, And repairs the evil.  The only real crime is pride.” Sophocles, Antigone "I think it would be nice just tonight to just acknowledge that this tax cut is really not for the middle class; it’s for
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
2018 Will Be When Central Bank Policy Crashes Into the Wall
The bubble in sovereign bonds is looking dangerously close to popping. And ironically, what could burst it is the very thing Central Banks have been pursuing aggressively for the last 9 years: inflation. As I explain in my bestselling book The Everything Bubble, Treasury yields adjust to account for inflation. The relationship is not perfect as bonds are also priced based on economic activity. However, the fact remains, if the rate of inflation spikes, Treasury yields rise as well to account for
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Bailins Coming In EU – 114 Italian Banks Have NP Loans Exceeding Tangible Assets
– Italy opposes ECB proposal that holds banks to firm deadlines for writing down bad loans – Italy’s banks weighed down under €318bn of bad loans – New ECB rules could ‘derail’ any recovery in Italy’s financial system – Draft proposal requires banks to provision fully for loans that turn sour from 2018 – ECB insists banks have better access to collateral on delinquent debt to solve problem – Investors should secure assets as proposal suggests more bailins on horizon and banks remain at risk Sou
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Down, Bitcoin 'Bubble' Up with Stocks + Dollar on Trump's Tax Plan
GOLD PRICES dipped Monday morning as the US Dollar gained following the Senate's approval of Donald Trump's tax cuts and Western stock markets rose, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. The US Dollar briefly touched a 2-week high after the Senate narrowly approved the Republican Party's tax overhaul on Saturday, including plans to slash the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%.
Monday, December 4, 2017
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