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Chris Powell - GATA
The Economist: Insider trading has been rife on Wall St., academics conclude
Insider-trading prosecutions have netted plenty of small fry. But many grumble that the big fish swim off unharmed. That nagging fear has some new academic backing, from three studies. One argues that well-connected insiders profited even from the financial crisis. The others go further still, suggesting the entire share-trading system is rigged. What is known about insider trading tends to come from prosecutions. But these require fortuitous tipoffs and extensive, expensive investigations, invo
Monday, February 12, 2018
Dave Kranzler - Sprott Money
The Blockchain Name-Change Game And Securities Fraud - Dave Kranzler
The rape and pillage of the blockchain name-change game took on a whole new dimension with Kodak (KODK) this week. KODK was on the way to its second bankruptcy filing this decade (first one was January 2012). On January 9th it announced that it implement a “major blockchain initiative. This “initiative” would use digital ledgers to help photographers license and get paid for their work. The stock soared: Notwithstanding whether or not this “block chain initiative” will ever generate meaning
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Stewart Dougherty
The War on Gold Intensifies: It Betrays the Elitists’ Panic and Augurs Their Coming Defeat (Part 2)
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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Immutability And Timelessness, In The Dawning Of The Fintech Age
2,500 years ago, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus wisely espoused, “the only thing that is constant is change.”  Which, in the world of investing, could not be truer – particularly today, as the pace of technological innovation accelerates at an unprecedented pace.  The problem is, that while technology is generally speaking a good thing, not all technology is utilized for favorable purposes; in many cases, in stark contrast to the best interest of the world’s “99%.”  To that end, the foundation
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
  Putting the Latest Silver Crash Under a Lens 
On Thursday, July 6, in the late afternoon (as reckoned in Arizona), the price of silver crashed. The move was very brief, but very intense. The price hit a low under $14.40 before recovering to around $15.80 which is about 20 cents lower than where it started. Buyers of silver are rejoicing. They can now get more money (silver, like gold, is money) in exchange for their dollars than before. However, as we see from the reactions in the community, there were few buyers. Cries of woe are heard eve
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Historic Market Manipulation, Setting The Stage For Catastrophe
In 1989, as a college sophomore, I switched my major from biology to finance.  Immediately, I subscribed to the Wall Street Journal, and read the “C” section every day for the next ten years, without missing a day.  That is, until I got sick of its CNBC-like economic and financial market cheerleading, in the first sign of a burgeoning mistrust of the financial media, that has led to today – when, on a worldwide basis, I have become one of its most well-known detractors.  This, and the the entire
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Ominous Reflections On 2017’s First Trading Day
I’m starting this at 8:30 PM MST Tuesday, in my eerily quiet house – as Sylvie is sleeping, Diana is teaching, and Giselle sits by my feet, waiting for her next snack.  I’ll finish tomorrow morning, as I don’t want to miss a beat – in a rapidly changing world, chock full of Precious Metal bullish, everything-else-bearish headlines.  Which I’ll simply start by saying – have no fear, I have not sold a single ounce of Precious Metals!  Conversely, I hold more than ever before – at roughly 75% of my
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
Happy Bill of Rights Day … Are There Any ...
Today is Bill of Rights Day in America. Happy Bill of Rights Day! This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right. Painting by Anthony Freda: First Amendment The 1st Amendment protects speech, religion, assembly and the press: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereo
Friday, December 16, 2016
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
Hanging by a Thread – “Very skeptical” judge – former FBI/SEC official eyes London gold and silver fix lawsuits
Five months have lapsed without decision, since London gold and silver benchmark-rigging class action lawsuits received a cool response in a Manhattan court. Transcripts from April hearings show, in the absence of direct evidence, the claims dissected by a “very skeptical” judge, and criticized by defendants for lack of facts suggesting collusion, among other things. Judge Valerie E. Caproni, former white-collar defense
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Current, Soon To Be Called Out, Federal Reserve Blueprint
As I discussed this weekend, and many times before, Central bankers are no more than heavily-armed Keystone Kops – who each day, attempt to “kick the can” another 24 hours.  To that end, they are rapidly losing control of global economies, financial markets, and political regimes; and thus, in their last ditch desperation to acquire those last, painstaking inches, they have supplemented 24/7 market manipulation and unprecedented money printing – like an iceberg, far more covertly than overtly –
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Pause Ahead of the Non-Farm Payrolls
Let's see if the Non-Farm Payrolls Report tomorrow gives the Fed enough of a recovery fig-leaf to start talking about rate increases, and sufficient nudge for the market takers to shove the price of the precious metals around to catch any of the over-leveraged specs leaning in the wrong direction. Except for the occasional exogenous news that moves markets, we are in the Summer doldrums where the market fakers and takers like to shove prices around to generate enough action to fuel the vig.  I
Friday, July 8, 2016
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Market Manipulation Goes Mainstream, As The Powers That Be Turn On Each Other
The war for $1,300/oz – which gold, aside from a Cartel-capped blip 16 months ago – hasn’t traded at for nearly two years – is ON!  The Cartel, fresh from having lost its 2½ month battle to defend its previous “line in the sand” at $1,250/oz – having taken their naked “commercial” short position to nearly a record high in the process – is sucking wind big time.  Let alone in silver; in which their short position is literally at an all-time high, as they try to figure out whether their next “batt
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
They Broke the Silver Fix (Part I)
Last Thursday, January 28, there was a flash crash on the price chart for silver. Here is a graph of the price action. The Price of Silver, Jan 28 (All times GMT) If you read more about it, you will see that there was an irregularity around the silver fix. At the time, the spot price was around $14.40. The fix was set at $13.58. This is a major deviation. Many silver bugs are up in arms about how unfair the new silver fix is. That’s nothing new. They were up in arms about the old one. The old o
Monday, February 8, 2016
24hGold - Yahoo
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Anadarko Petroleum, Devon Energy, Crestwood Equity Partners and Enterprise Products Partners
For Immediate Release Chicago, IL – January 14, 2016 – announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC), Devon Energy Corp. (DVN), Crestwood Equity Partners L.P. (CEQP) and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD). Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Get
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Captain Hook - Treasure Chest
Peak Complexity and Impending Reversion to the Mean
If you were to ask everyday people out there today if life was getting too complicated for them, it's my belief they would come back with a resounding consensus of 'yes'. And it's not hard to see why. In the first place the nanny state has put critical thinking by most people to sleep, where unfortunately far too many literally don't know their collective 'ass from their elbows' anymore. But what's worse, this taming of the mob by the psychopath's in charge has now redirected people's thinking a
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
James West - Midas Letter
Fixing the SP/TSX Venture Composite Index
The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX),, which is run by McGraw Hill Financial Inc (NYSE:MHFI) subsidiary Standard and Poors, is not the TSX Venture Exchange, which is owned and operated by by TMX Group Limited TMX Money Group Ltd (TSE:X) (OTCMKTS:TMXXF) , but fixing the TSX Venture is very much under discussion by the latter group of late. Last month, John McCoach, CEO of the TSX Venture Exchange, sent out an email with a white paper attached entitled “Revitalizing the TSX Venture
Friday, January 1, 2016
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Duke U. Study Suggests The Fed Consistently Leaked Non-Public Information to Select Insiders
This excerpt from a Duke University study is just in from my friend Professor Anthony Sanders at George Mason University, who writes at Confounded Interest. This is the 'money shot' from the abstract of the paper which is tracks the distribution of stock market gains over the FOMC information cycle: "High return weeks do not line up with public information releases from the Federal Reserve or with the frequency of speeches by Fed officials. Systematic informal communication of Federal Reserv
Friday, December 4, 2015
24hGold - PR Newswire
NATURAL GAS WeissLaw LLP: Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc. Acquisition By Duke Energy Corp. May Not Be In The Best Interest Of PNY Shareholders
NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The fairness of the proposed acquisition of Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc. ("PNY" or the "Company") by Duke Energy Corp. ("Duke") is the subject of an investigation by WeissLaw LLP, a national class action, shareholder rights law firm.  The investigation is focusing on possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the Board of Directors of PNY for agreeing to sell the Company to Duke.  On October 26, 2015, the Company announced it had r
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
24hGold - Noodls
2015 Corporate Governance Statement and Appendix 4G
ab25fb7b-d4d8-4846-a76d-9a439482481d.pdf ENCOUNTER RESOURCES LIMITED - CORPORATE GOVERNANCE STATEMENT 2015 The Board is responsible for the overall corporate governance of the Company, including the establishing and monitoring of key performance goals. It is committed to attaining standards of corporate governance that are commensurate with the Company's needs. In this regard, the Board has created a framework for managing the Company, including internal controls and a business risk manage
Monday, October 26, 2015
24hGold - Noodls
CCV Notice of Meeting AGM 2015
Microsoft Word - CCV NOM AGM 2015 Very Final KD review Notice of Annual General Meeting, Explanatory Statement and Proxy Form FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF CASH CONVERTERS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED TO BE HELD AT THE PAN PACIFIC HOTEL 207 ADELAIDE TERRACE PERTH WA 6000 WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2015 COMMENCING AT 10.00AM (WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TIME) NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Cash Converters International Limi
Friday, October 16, 2015