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Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Paris Policeman Killed, ISIS Claims Responsibility, Fillon Calls For Election Suspension: Election Impact?
One police officer was killed and another seriously wounded in a Paris terrorist attack today. The attacker purposely targeted police. ISIS Claimed responsibility for the Champs-Elysees attack. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Paris, France that left a police officer dead along the Champs-Elysees after an attacker with an automatic weapon ambushed a police vehicle. Amaq, the news agency for ISIS, claimed the attack on the famous Parisian promenade, according to SITE Inte
Friday, April 21, 2017
Michael Ballanger
Confusion Reigns. . .
A few days ago, I postulated that despite the seasonal weakness most were anticipating in May and despite the sharp increase in Commercial shorting that was still below 2016 levels, the precious metals would buck conventional wisdom and advance further into even greater degrees of overbought status. On Tuesday morning, after watching 22,000 contracts in June Gold completely wipe out every bid down to $1,280.60, causing a sympathetic crash in silver down to $18.06, I was not only ready to break
Friday, April 21, 2017
Frank Shostak
What Is the "Correct" Growth Rate of the Money Supply?
Most economists believe that a growing economy requires a growing money stock, on grounds that growth gives rise to a greater demand for money, which must be accommodated.Failing to do so, it is maintained, will lead to a decline in the prices of goods and services, which in turn will destabilize the economy and lead to an economic recession or, even worse, depression.Since growth in money supply is of such importance, it is not surprising that economists are continuously searching for the right
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Bullion Vault
  Gold Prices Slip $10 After Breaking Downtrend as UK's May Seeks Brexit Mandate, N.Korea Threatens US
GOLD PRICES held $10 per ounce below yesterday's spike to new 5-month highs as London's bullion market re-opened for business after the long Easter weekend on Tuesday, trading at $1285 amid fresh geopolitical headlines, cited by analysts as driving this month's 3% gain to date. Gold prices have been "closing in on trend lines drawn from the all-time high in 2011...[now] at $1290," said French investment bank Societe
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
April 23rd-A Potential Turning Point For The “99”
For the first time in the 15 years I have been in the Precious Metals space, I truly believe we are witnessing the “last days of the gold Cartel.”  However, we’re not there yet – as evidenced by the fact that despite a blizzard of PiMBEEB, or “Precious Metal bullish, everything-else bearish” headlines since markets closed for the three-day holiday weekend; from Friday’s horrifying March (and downwardly revised February) retail sales reports, causing the Fed to reduce its 1Q GDP estimate to just
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Stocks and Precious Metals Charts -
“If you wanted to understand a politician you mustn’t pay too much attention to his speeches, but find out who were his paymasters.  A politician couldn’t rise in public life, in France any more than in America, unless he had the backing of big money, and it was in times of crisis like this that he paid his debts. The great corporation which employed you lied to you, and lied to the whole country—from top to bottom it was nothing but one gigantic lie.” Upton Sinclair "To keep me from becomi
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
French presidential race tightens further as vote nears
Reuters/Sudip Kar-Gupta & Sarah White/04-14-17 France’s presidential race looked tighter than it has all year on Friday, nine days before voting starts, as one poll put all four main candidates within touching distance of the two-person run-off round. The Ipsos-Sopra Sterna poll for daily Le Monde showed centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen tied on 22 percent each in the April 23 first round, with the far-left’s Jean-Luc Melenchon and conservative Francois Fillon on 20 and
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The mystery behind economic growth
With sound money and free markets, the evolving production of businesses increases the purchasing power of money over time.We learn, out of the blue, that “the Eurozone is performing well, but with opinions divided on the causes, doubts linger over whether it is a sustainable recovery” (Daily Telegraph, 19 April). We are also told that economic growth in the US is stalling, as evidenced by downward revisions by the Atlanta Fed, and the fact that the rate of increase in Loans and Leases by commer
Friday, April 14, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Death Of A Presidency, An Empire, And A Monetary System
I’m 46 years old, and grew up in New York; and thus, know a lot about Donald Trump.  Consequently, if at any time before last summer, you told me he’d one day be President, I would have laughed until I cried.  After all, a man famous for bad marriages; a big, insulting mouth; and massively overleveraged investments in some of the worst imaginable businesses – from Atlantic City casinos, to the United States Football League – was as far from what I’d consider “Presidential material” as I could im
Thursday, April 13, 2017
World trade seen growing 2.4 percent in 2017, uncertainty weighs: WTO
Reuters/Stephanie Nebehay/04-12-17 World trade is on track to expand by 2.4 percent this year, though there is “deep uncertainty” about economic and policy developments, particularly in the United States, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Wednesday. WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo said that clarity was still needed on U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies, while making a general appeal to resist protectionism. The results of upcoming elections in major economies including Fr
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Rising Geopolitical Tensions Ignite Fire Under Gold and Silver Prices
Geopolitical tensions have lit a fire under gold and silver prices. A confluence of factors has finally pushed gold and silver above key technical resistance levels. Gold hit a 5-month high, rising over $20 (1.5%) to $1,275. It is the highest print for gold since the election of Trump. Silver also rocketed higher, climbing more than 40 cents (2.2%) to $18.35. But it was not just the magnitude of the move higher that is important. Gold finally broke through the $1,260 price level, which was previ
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Marine Le Pen-The Potential Brexit Times 100
You want drama. ..and TRUTH?  Well, let’s start with this amazing, must see, three-minute 2009 clip from Ron Paul; or, as I deemed him five years ago, “America’s greatest man.”  Given what I discussed in Friday’s “did America just start World War III”; and yesterday’s “beating of the drums”; it couldn’t be more appropriate – as in it, he asks “what if” America’s foreign policy is misguided; and “what if” it continues down the horrifying road it appears dead set on taking. At this point, I have l
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Will Trump Stop Plans to Ban Cash in the US?
The biggest trend that continues “behind the scenes” is the War on Cash. Anyone who believed that the political shift towards nationalism would somehow result in the elites giving up their Central Planning schemes is mistaken. Consider Europe… Recently, the European Union announced it would start researching whether or not to put an upper limit on what cash can be used for… with the idea of implementing this policy in 2018. Spain, Greece, Portugal, and France are already banning cash for above c
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
French Candidate Mélenchon Launches “Fiscal Kombat”: Free Video Game on Sharing Wealth
French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon is rapidly rising in recent election polls. He is now only four points behind both Marine Le Pe and Emanuel Macron in the latest BVA Poll. Like Trump, Mélenchon uses social media. He has a huge following on You-Tube and conducted a presidential speech by hologram to crowds in Lyon and Paris simultaneously. Today, Mélenchon launched “Fiscal Kombat“, a free video game on sharing wealth and combatting fraud. The hero? Well… take a guess. Modified T
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Gold Standard Challenges
Scattered recent analysis has centered upon the Gold Standard and its viability within the global financial system. The topic is certainly very blurred and at times confusing. Consider a recent article by a competent analyst Charles Hugh Smith of the site OfTwoMinds on the practicality of gold used as a standard. The article is entitled “The Problem With Gold-Backed Currencies” (which is found HERE and also on Lew Rockwell site HERE). He makes several points, many good ones. In the Jackass opini
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Wild French Polls: Spread Between Top Four Candidates Shrinks to 4 Percentage Points
The maximum spread between the top four candidates in the latest French poll is down to a mere four percentage points! Turnout makes matters even more difficult to assess. Abstain is in a three-way tie for the most votes at 23%. In the second most recent poll, abstain has 35% of the vote and leads Le Pen by 10.5 percentage points. Given how wildly off base election polls have been this year, it’s safe to use the words “completely unpredictable” heading into the first round of votes on April 23.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Deja Vu 2013: Likely False Flag Event has US Preparing for War with Syria; Proof Please!!
In 2013, the US was on the verge of war with Syria. Obama prepared for war but backed down when allies would not support the idea. Trump tweeted against the idea. Had Hillary won the election war was certain. Last week, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said that Mr. Assad’s fate “will be decided by the Syrian people.” That is exactly how it should be. Unfortunately, Déjà Vu 2013 has arrived in yet another rush to judgment with absolutely no facts at hand. The New York Times reports, Worst C
Friday, April 7, 2017
Sprott Money
The Candlemaker’s Petition - Jeff Thomas
French economist Frédéric Bastiat was a man far ahead of his time. He was a “classical liberal,” which, today, would identify him as a libertarian. He expanded upon the free-market argument set forth by Adam Smith in 1776. In 1845, the French government levied protective tariffs on scores of items, from sewing needles to locomotives. The intent was to protect French industries from companies outside France that could produce the goods more cheaply. The reaction from Mister Bastiat was to
Friday, April 7, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The decline and fall of the EU
This article identifies the headwinds faced by the EU in the wake of Brexit.Without the UK, not only does the EU lose much of its importance on the world stage, but the Commission’s budget is left with an enormous hole. That is the decline. The fall is well under way, with capital flight significantly worse than generally realised, as a proper understanding of TARGET2 imbalances shows. Not only is the ECB running out of options, but without major support from Germany, France and Italy, Brussels
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Inflation and human nature
"...Scrabbling in the earth for a fresh source of cash, the gold & silver miners of 13th century Europe proved that the money supply never simply increases as if by magic..."
Wednesday, April 5, 2017