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Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Silver Purchasing Power
This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. We know: a) Federal Reserve and U.S. government policies devalue the dollar—down about 98% since 1913. b) US. government spending is out of control, increases every year, regardless of revenues, and shows no sign of plateauing or declining. c) Few people encourage balanced budgets and LESS spending. All government agencies, lobbyists, congresspersons, military contractors, and many corporations encourage MORE spending, and by neces
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Mystery Markets, Bubbles and Less Risky Gold
Consider graphs of three markets from the past. These are well known and important markets, but the names, prices and time scales are not shown. They are plotted on linear scales. Note: Structure: Each market moved progressively more vertical before crashing. Bubble: Each market bubbled upward to an unsustainable level and collapsed. Timing: Few predicted the dates or prices for these bubble tops, but many observed their bubble characteristics. The Public: The charts show that each market moved
Friday, December 8, 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
Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
Amid Growing Risks And Diminishing Returns From Algos, Former Blackrock Elite Take On Mindless Robots
As ZeroHedge readers are keenly aware, 2008 kicked off the largest financial engineering experiment in history – namely, the beginning of 12.3 Trillion in QE and the lowest interest rates in 5,000 years. The plan, hatched by Bush-era Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, created a ‘Fed Put’ underneath the markets first made popular by Alan Greenspan – an implicit guarantee that no matter how bad things got, the Fed would actively combat financial disaster. As a result, m
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
TF Metals Report: Total G-3 central bank control of the 'markets'
The TF Metals Report shows tonight how currency market rigging by central banks is controlling the stock "market" by controlling the variables used by high-frequency trading programs. The TF Metals Report's analysis is headlined "Total G-3 Central Bank Control" and it's posted here:
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Sprott Money
“What, Me Worry” Markets - Gary Christenson
Mad Magazine introduced Alfred E. Neuman (What, Me Worry?) in the 1950s. He did NOT become a central banker. That is “fake news.” Global central banks, including the Federal Reserve, created “What, Me Worry?” markets after the 2008 crash. There has been little worry since the November election, until now. But the market worry level may have increased. Changes between highs and lows in two days – until time of this writing: Date Aug. 8 Aug. 10 DOW
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
“What, Me Worry” Markets
Mad Magazine introduced Alfred E. Neuman (What, Me Worry?) in the 1950s. He did NOT become a central banker. That is “fake news.” Global central banks, including the Federal Reserve, created “What, Me Worry?” markets after the 2008 crash.  There has been little worry since the November election, until now. But the market worry level may have increased.  Changes between highs and lows in two days – until time of this writing: Date                       Aug. 8                   Aug. 10 DOW       
Friday, August 11, 2017
Chris Martenson
Our Brave New '''Markets'''
One thing is clear: These aren’t your daddy’s markets anymore. Why?  Because about 10 years ago the Rise of the Machines (aka high frequency trading algorithms) completely altered the terrain of what we call the ‘capital markets.’  Let’s look at this as a before and after story. Before the machines, markets were a place that humans with roughly equal information and reflexes set the prices of financial assets by buying and selling.  Fundamentals mattered.  After the machines took over, markets b
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Gold to Stocks Ratio Near All-Time Low: GSB Weekly Review for July 27
**  News and Nonsense Nonsense:  Russia and Putin are the Cause of … nearly every problem we can name.  Or is the “Blame Russia Thing” a diversion?   The definitive statement on Russia and Putin: Sanctions on Russia: From Mish:  “Make America Safe: Put Congress on Permanent Recess” From Zero Hedge:  “House Passes Veto-Proof Russia Sanctions Deal” The real reasons for sanctions on Russia: “The bill is aimed specifically at the Nord Stream 2 project, with BP and Shell as the largest European part
Friday, July 28, 2017
Florian Grummes - The Silver GoldSpot
The Midas Touch Consulting Report - 07/17/2017
The Midas Touch Consulting Report 17th of July 2017 Market Update It´s been a couple of tough days when silver experienced a flash crash and gold moved below its 200MA at 1,235 USD. But the incredible pessimism among basically all precious metals investors and analysts was a great contrarian signal. Now gold and silver already do look better and I believe we might be right at the beginning of a multi-month bull run that could take gold towards 1,500 USD and silver towards 26,00 USD. While the
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Sprott Money
The End of Markets, Part III - Jeff Nielson
We no longer have markets, not in the sense of international exchanges for human commerce. What we have, instead, is a 24/7 computerized price-rigging operation – which has hijacked all of our market infrastructure. The entity responsible for this enormous systemic crime is very familiar to regular readers: the One Bank . Part II of this series ended with a pledge to provide readers with evidence. Not evidence of (mere) manipulation. Such evidence exists in abundance, and a considerable amoun
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Gold, the Dow, Bubbles and the Coming Correction
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading at all-time highs. The NASDAQ and the S&P 500 are similar. This begs many questions. Are the high stock prices supported by fundaments or have they been levitated with “easy money?” Bubbles always collapse and prices crash. Stock indices are too high, but are they in historical bubble territory? What about gold, silver, real estate and bonds? Are they also in bubbles? Quick Conclusions: Easy money and massive debts – thanks to the Federal Reserve
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
George Gilder: Currency trading is in chaos, so reconsider the gold standard Trade theorist Paul Krugman, imperious in his Nobel crown; Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund; some 370 economists including 19 Nobel Laureates; and even David Stockman, formerly of the Reagan White House, all agree: President Donald Trump is a menace to world trade and prosperity. As a free-trading supply-sider, I once shared these fears. However, I was wrong. I underestimated the significance of the c
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Sprott Money
Trading NUGT Play Blackjack Instead - Erik Lytikainen
Real gold is real money; however, in today's financial system it is traded as a paper derivative. One day, we believe that gold will reclaim its throne at or near the center of the world monetary system. Until that time, our strategy is to remain long precious metals in a nimble way, looking for any clues that the market may provide for near-term price direction. Most precious metals investors know that gold and silver mining shares represent a leveraged play on the price of gold and silver. T
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Sprott Money
Russian Roulette, Central Banks, and Gold - Gary Christenson
Grab your ultra-reliable 357 magnum revolver and load the cylinder with six, not one, rounds of ammunition. Point the gun at your head if you are a member of the struggling middle-class. Imagine pulling the trigger and hoping … Do you feel lucky? The Six Loads of Ammunition for your 357 revolver are: #1: Central banks and commercial banks exert a huge influence over all aspects of our financial lives. Paper currencies issued by central banks, digital currency units, credit card debt, pensio
Friday, March 24, 2017
Sprott Money
The Costs of Dragon Maintenance - Gary Christenson
The next time you: Pay your mortgage, which is mostly interest; Pay your outrageously large auto or student loan; Pay an exorbitant amount for health insurance; Pay an even larger co-pay for a minor hospital procedure; Buy groceries for $100 and compare that purchase to what $100 bought in 1971; Realize that a four person family’s share of the U. S. national debt is nearly one-quarter million dollars … Consider the costs of fiat paper currencies, deficit spending, central banking and … dr
Monday, February 13, 2017
Michael Ballanger
Shifting Sands and Feeble Foundations
"Way Back When" is an expression that my grandmother used to use in discussing London during WWII when she and her family would congregate in the underground subway tunnels as soon as the air raid sirens began to go off. I use the expression "way back when" to refer to that point in time where market prices were determined by the natural forces
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
High-frequency trading radio masts criticized by planners
U.S. high-‎frequency traders aiming to build radio towers taller than the Shard in a tiny village in the English countryside have been criticized by local planning officials ahead of a crucial council meeting next week. Three traders are behind plans to build two vast masts in Kent to clip milliseconds off trading speeds between London and Frankfurt, but the size of the towers has attracted local opposition. The fate of the masts will be decided at a Dover council meeting on Thursday, which will
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
John Hathaway: What does Trump's victory mean for gold
In his latest market letter, Tocqueville Gold Fund manager John Hathaway notes that the smashing of gold after the U.S. presidential election involved the dumping of futures contracts nominally equivalent to two years of production. "We have observed on repeated occasions," Hathaway writes, "that purely speculative paper transactions distort the price of real-world physical goods. In our view, price-disruptive distortions of this sort (including commodities other than gold) are enabled and enco
Friday, November 25, 2016
Jeffrey Lewis
And You Thought the Silver Market was Rigged
We live in a world where the yield-starved and tech-savvy conspire in the basement of the underground and unaccounted. While the rise of Bitcoin and the explosion of alternative currencies may become the new scapegoat of behavioral finance, there is nothing quite like the reality of trickle down finance gone wrong.Recently, EU officials called for putting safeguards on Internet currency.The European Banking Authority called on the EU to develop safeguards for trading platforms. They were also ca
Wednesday, October 12, 2016