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Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
What Is A “Legal Tender Law”? And, Is It A Problem?
What is a legal tender law? Over the years, there has been some discussion about “legal tender laws” in the United States. I talked to a legal expert about it, and discovered – as I suspected – that it doesn’t mean quite the same thing as many people think it does. Here is my (non-expert) explanation. The present legal
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Central Banks Are Now Printing $200 Billion Per Month... Without a Crisis
A tidal wave of inflation is rapidly moving through the financial system. Most investors only pay attention to the Federal Reserve. And they are missing the BIG PICTURE for Central Bank monetary policy. The Fed is tightening policy by hiking rates. But the rest of the world’s Central Banks are printing a combined $200 BILLION in QE every single month. Yes, $200 billion. At a time when the financial system is out of crisis and the Fed’s put its own “print” button on “pause.” This is an all-time r
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
FoFOA
All Paper is STILL a short position on gold 
The gold derivatives pyramid is a vigorous free market creature. It cannot be put down with a simple declaration that the paper is no longer redeemable in gold, as governments did with currency. It is a short selling scheme that has become a trap from which few short sellers will escape
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
Sweden’s Gold Reserves: 10,000 gold bars shrouded in Official Secrecy
In early February 2017 while preparing for a presentation in Gothenburg about central bank gold, I emailed Sweden’s central bank, the Riksbank,  enquiring whether the bank physically audits Sweden’s gold and whether it provide me with a gold bar weight list of Sweden’s gold reserves (gold bar holdings). The Swedish official gold reserves are significant and amount to 125.7 tonnes, making the Swedish nation the world’s 28th largest official gold holder. Before looking at the questions put to the
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
If A Nuclear Bomb Destroyed Europe, Part V-Rigging Versus Reality
It’s early Monday, and let’s start by clearing our heads of the ramifications of yesterday’s first round of the French Presidential election process – in which, as expected, 39-year Emmanuel Macron, a former Rothschild Bank investment banker whose only political experience was miserably failing as “Economy Minister” under outgoing President Francois Hollande (whose approval rating was so low – principally because the French economy has collapsed – he didn’t run for re-election); running under a
Monday, April 24, 2017
Sprott Money
Creating Another "Crash of 1929" - Jeff Thomas
"Regarding the Great Depression, … we did it. We’re very sorry. … We won’t do it again." - Ben Bernanke, November, 2002 "Waiting too long to begin moving toward the neutral rate could risk a nasty surprise down the road - either too much inflation, financial instability, or both." - Janet Yellen, December, 2016 In his speech above, future Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledged that, by raising interest rates, the Fed triggered the stock market crash of 1929, which heralded in t
Monday, April 24, 2017
Andy Sutton
Schwab: Brokerage Accounts Rise by 44 in First Quarter
A few days ago Charles Schwab, the investment brokerage firm, announced that the number of new brokerage accounts soared 44% during the first quarter of 2017. More specifically, Schwab stated that individual investors are opening up stock trading accounts at the fastest pace the company has seen in 17 years. 17 years. Anyone remember what happened 17 years ago? Oh right. The Dot-com bubble burst. After years of unbelievable gains in the 1990s, the NASDAQ Composite index peaked at 5,132.52 on
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Does Your Plan B Include a Second Place to Live If Plan A Doesn’t Work Out?
This article was originally published by Charles Hugh Smith at PeakProsperity.com We all have a Plan A—continue living just like we’re living now. Some of us have a Plan B in case Plan A doesn’t work out, and the reasons for a Plan B break out into three general categories: Preppers who foresee the potential for a breakdown in Plan A due to a systemic “perfect storm” of events that could overwhelm the status quo’s ability to supply healthcare, food and transportation fuels for the nation’s hea
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Chris Martenson
Where There’s Smoke...
Many questions surround the elevated financial asset prices we are faced with today. I'm talking not just about the sky-high prices of stocks and bonds, but also of the trillions of dollars’ worth of derivatives that are linked to them.  All are intricately linked together. For instance, stocks are elevated, in part, because bond yields are so low.  Here are several of the nature questions most investors are asking: Question #1: When will financial assets ever ‘correct’ and fall in price? Quest
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Fed fines Deutsche Bank $156.6 million for forex violations
The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday fined Deutsche Bank $156.6 million for violating foreign exchange rules and running afoul of the Volcker Rule. The German bank failed to detect and halt its traders from using chat rooms to communicate with competitors, the Fed said in a statement. Central bank officials are "requiring the firm to cooperate in any investigation of the individuals involved in the conduct underlying the FX enforcement," according to the statement. In a statement, the bank said,
Friday, April 21, 2017
USA GOLD - USA Gold
Markets Start to Ponder the $13 Trillion Gorilla in the Room
Bloomberg/Enda Curran, Liz McCormick & Eric Lam/04-18-17 After heading into the uncharted territory of quantitative easing, the world’s central banks are starting to plan their course through the uncharted waters of quantitative tightening. How the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and — eventually — the Bank of Japan handle the transition could make the difference between a global rerun of the 2013 “taper tantrum,” or the near undetectable market response to China’s run-down of U.S. Treasu
Friday, April 21, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Powers That Be Are Screaming For QE And NIRP To Infinity
I have a LOT to say this morning – all if it, extremely important.  But first, let’s start, mere hours before the third Miles Franklin Silver All-Star Panel Webinar – which will be posted at milesfranklin.com later today; with this article from one of our distinguished panelists, Steve St. Angelo of the SRS Rocco Report.  In which, it details how Peruvian gold and silver production, in the year’s first two months, are down, unexpectedly, by 11% and 12%, respectively, from a year ago.  Which is q
Friday, April 21, 2017
Bullion Vault
GLD Adds Most Gold Bars Since Sept. But Price Caught in 'Tug of War'
GOLD BARS traded in London's wholesale market rallied from yesterday's 1-week lows to trade around $1280 on Thursday, regaining $5 per ounce as world stock markets again rose with commodities after a late sell-off in US trade. Despite analyst chatter over this weekend's apparently "four-horse race" in the French presidential election, the Euro rose to new 3-week highs against the Dollar, pushing the price of large gold bars for sing
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
When Trump Turns On “Enemy Within” Fed It May Create 1970s Style Stagflation
David McWilliams has written an interesting article in which he puts forward the case that Trump is likely to turn on the “enemy within,” the Federal Reserve and bully them into “printing money.” He points out that this was seen in 1971 when Nixon bullied the Fed into printing and debasing the dollar. McWilliams says this would be bad for stocks markets which would fall in value as was seen in the 1970s. This would be positive for gold as the printing of dollars, rising inflation and stagflation
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Fantasyland Reality Check: Fed’s Beige Book Makes Absurd Claims in at Least 3 Places
The Fed’s Beige Book, a summary of economic activity in 12 Fed regions, claims modest wage increases broadened, manufacturing expanded, and light vehicle sales strengthened. Let’s investigate those claims in detail, emphasis mine, then do a reality check on those ideas. Overall Economic Activity Economic activity increased in each of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts between mid-February and the end of March, with the pace of expansion equally split between modest and moderate. In addition,
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Erases Post- Election Fall as Trump Wrong on Dollar
Gold Bullion Erases Post- Election Fall as Trump Wrong on Dollar – Daily Prophet  Robert Burgess of Bloomberg Prophets President Donald Trump sent currency markets into a tizzy late Wednesday when he signaled his preference for a weaker dollar. “I think our dollar is getting too strong, and partially that’s my fault because people have confidence in me,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal. Although the greenback immediately dropped before stabilizing Thursday, that’s only part of the story. In
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Free Money! Banks Paid $22 Billion to Not Lend?
Excess reserves of depository institutions peaked at $2.7 trillion in August of 2014. By December of 2016, excess reserves fell to $1.9 trillion but have since climbed back to $2.2 trillion. On October 3, 2008, Section 128 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 allowed the Federal Reserve banks to begin paying interest on excess reserve balances (“IOER”) as well as required reserves. The Federal Reserve banks began doing so three days later. As interest rates have risen, so has the
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Ron Paul
The Federal Reserve Is, and Always Has Been, Politicized
Audit the Fed recently took a step closer to becoming law, when it was favorably reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. This means the House could vote on the bill at any time. The bill passed by voice vote without any objections, although Fed defenders did launch hysterical attacks on the bill during the debate as well as at a hearing on the bill the previous week. One representative claimed that auditing the Fed would result in rising interest rates, a
Monday, April 17, 2017
Andy Sutton
Pension Plans Still Grossly Underfunded Despite Market Surge
We have been busy crunching some very interesting data on pension funds from the most recent Federal Reserve’s,  Flow of Funds Accounts.    Check out the charts below. Interestingly,  the last time Private and State & Local Government Pensions were fully funded was at the end of the stock market bubble in 2000.  Pensions were 25 percent over-funded in 1999. However,  even with stocks making new highs,  these pensions remain $2.33 trillion, or 27 percent of their assets,  underf
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Cashless, Your Loan to the Banks: Who Gets “First Access to Your Money”
This article was written by Lauren Wright and originally published at Activist Post. Editor’s Comment: Talk about control. The coming era of digital, cashless money is one in which the banking institutions and money creators hold all the power. No longer will cash and personal holdings do it; everyone must go through the system, and hold an account, just to do business. All transactions are automatically under scrutiny and de facto suspicion; everything you do is monitored and traced. Meanwhile,
Sunday, April 16, 2017
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