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Ron Paul
  A Republic, Not a Democracy 
Last week marked the conclusion of the grand taxpayer funded spectacles known as the national party conventions. It is perhaps very telling that while$18 million in tax dollarswas granted to each party for these lavish ordeals,an additional $50 million each was needed for security in anticipation of the inevitable protests at each event.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Lew Rockwell
  The Libertarian Paradox 
As libertarians attempt to persuade others of their position, they encounter an interesting paradox. On the one hand, the libertarian message is simple. It involves moral premises and intuitions that in principle are shared by virtually everyone, including children. Do not hurt anyone. Do not steal from anyone. Mind your own business. A child will say, “I had it first.” There is an intuitive sense according to which the first user of a previously unowned good holds moral priority over latecomers
Monday, September 15, 2014
Sam Kirtley - Sk Options Trading
  Why ECB QE Is Bearish For Gold Prices 
The recent action by the ECB appears to have caught many gold bulls off guard. A common interpretation of the impact that a potential quantitative easing program would have on gold prices was that it would be very bullish. This argument was based on the concept that money printing is bullish for gold, and that QE1 and QE2 by the Fed triggered major rallies in the yellow metal. Whilst we do not dispute that QE1 and QE2 by the Fed were indeed bullish for gold, we strongly disagreed that the ECB wo
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
  Why Goldman Sachs is Wrong on Gold 
Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs has recently reiterated its negative view on gold, which it has held for the past year. However, it is now doubling down on this view and advising clients to actually go short the metal. Jeff Currie, head of commodity research at Goldman noted "Our target is really driven by the view that we think that the Fed will ultimately be the dominate force here and put more downward pressure [on prices]". While I am in agreement with Goldman that the Fed wil
Monday, September 15, 2014
Food for thought
  By a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate... 
By a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens
Monday, September 15, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  Japan's Graying Population Needs New Solutions, Not Old Failures
In 1989, 11.6% of the population of Japan was over 65. In 2006, it hit 20%. In 2055, it is expected to reach 38%. I assert that it is possible to have economic abundance with a shrinking and graying population. But, not if you do things the same old way. How should a government deal with this? Care of the elderly has been a part of human society from prehistoric times. But, there have never been so many elderly. This is not a uniquely Japanese pro
Monday, September 15, 2014
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
  Report: It’s YOUR Fault: Fed Says Americans Who “Hoard Money” Are To Blame For Poor Econ 
Despite arguments to the contrary from the Obama administration, mounting evidence suggests that the U.S. economy is rapidly falling back into negative growth territory. More Americans are out of the workforce than ever before, median household incomes are at levels not seen since 1967, and consumer spending is coming to a veritable standstill. The crisis is apparently so significant that a Federal Reserve governor recently said U.S. policymakers are crafting regulations that will force bank dep
Saturday, September 13, 2014
History of Gold - 24hGold
  Gold and Silver were brought here by comets and asteroids 
Most of the precious metals that exist on Earth today may have been brought here by comets and asteroids four billions of years ago. At that time, the entire inner solar system passed
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Mark O'Byrne -
  Panic On The Streets Of London ... Can Scotland Ever Be The Same Again?
Panic On The Streets Of London ... Can Scotland Ever Be The Same Again?  There is now less than one week of campaigning remaining before the Scottish Independence Referendum, which takes place next Thursday, September 18.  The pro-union ‘no’ vote campaign is back in the lead this week after the latest opinion poll from pollsters YouGov put them at 52%, marginally ahead of the pro-independence ‘yes’ campaign. The referendum question being asked is simply “Should Scotland be an independent countr
Friday, September 12, 2014
John Paul Koning
  The Losing Battle to Fix Gold at $35, Part II 
The US led embargo against South Africa , backed implicitly by the largest military in the world, highlights the gradual but steady tendency for authorities to back the failing $35 peg by forceful means. This is the inevitable route taken by any state-run financial system experiencing difficulty. Whereas in a free banking system mistakes are fixed through market discipline,
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
  China advances gold exchange launch; Singapore delays contract
SINGAPORE -- China will launch its international gold exchange 11 days ahead of schedule, sources said today, racing ahead in the scramble to set up an Asian bullion benchmark as rival Singapore is forced to delay its gold contract due to technical issues. Asia, home to the world's top two gold buyers -- China and India -- has been clamouring to gain pricing power over the metal and challenge the dominance of London and New York in trading. The state-run Shanghai Gold Exchange will launch the g
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
  Gold & Silver Market Morning
Gold Today – The gold price closed at $1,233.90 up $3.20 on Monday in New York. In Asia and London, gold prices recovered slightly to $1,235.80.The gold price was Fixed at $1,238.75 up $4.00 and in the euro at €956.933 up €1.318 while the euro was slightly stronger at $1.2945.Ahead of New York’s opening, gold was trading at $1,238.60 and in the euro at €956.74.Silver Today – The silver price closed in New York at $18.68 up 3 cents. Ahead of New York’s opening it was trading at $18.75.Gold (very
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
  Deflationary Spiral Nonsense; Keynesian Theory vs. Practice; Eurozone Policymakers Concerned About F 
Price Deflation Hits Italy First Time in 55 Years The Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) reports that consumer price inflation declined by 0.1% from August 2013 to August 2014. Italian consumer prices fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in August of 2014, matching preliminary estimates. The country’s annual inflation rate touched the negative territory for the first time in nearly 55 years due to a drop in energy prices. Year-on-year, prices of energy fell 3.6 percent in August, mai
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Silver technicals - Zealllc
  Silver Bull Seasonals

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Michael S. Rozeff - Lew Rockwell
  The US Ambition To Rule the World 
The current hegemonic ambitions of the U.S. government go back to the heavy influence of neoconservative thought that began to be expressed during the Clinton administration. The neocons realized that the U.S. was the sole remaining superpower and they aimed for the U.S. to achieve global hegemony with power as a foundation. Hegemony requires a military component and the U.S. government had it. What is more natural, thought the neocons, than for the U.S. to build up its global hegemony with its
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Jeff Clark - Casey Research
  Survey Results: Readers’ Thoughts on Whether to Hold, Fold, or Be Bold
Below is a representative sample of the responses to the question: "Should we Hold, Fold, or Be Bold with Gold?" We'll start with Fold, as it's the smallest group, then Bold because it's the most fun, and close with Hold, because that's the largest group, and we wouldn't want anyone to feel guilty if they don’t get to the bottom. FOLD Doug
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
  If A Nuclear Bomb Destroyed Europe… 
I don’t know where to start this Monday morning as potentially devastating geopolitical and economic developments are emerging so rapidly, it is difficult to give them all justice.  However, as the Miles Franklin Blog’s principal aim is apprising you of everything you need for your due diligence process. Frankly, I haven’t got the strength to write of market manipulation today – thank goodness, Bill Holter did so already; as it has become so pervasive and perverse, that it’s the single most impo
Monday, September 15, 2014
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
  A Dog’s Life
Disregard disease (Ebola), rising sea levels, simmering religious tensions, the potential for wars over resources. Disregard financial calamity, malfunctioning governments and lying sleazebag politicians leading us down the garden path. Is Europe going to be Balkanized? Is it to be inflation, disinflation, deflation or stagflation? Nothing important, to me anyway, seems to matter much anymore. The herd’s got other things on its mind. Justin Bieber got thrown into jail, Oprah’s fat, Jennif
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Jeffrey Lewis
  Will The Real Silver Commercials Stand Up?
One of the more persistent flaws in the world's most important price discovery mechanism comes down to a simple question. How did it come to pass that banks were given access to the commercial category of traders?It's a given that the market is rigged to high heaven. And it’s completely obvious by now how it is accomplished. They only folks left in denial about it have a direct incentive for ignoring it - usually an obvious one. The nature of the players should tell one all they really need to k
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
  Secession Movements Gaining Momentum
Given the dramatic, unrelenting, over-the-top counter-intuitiveness of this month’s Cartel raid, I feel compelled to write.  Part of my motivation is education – at clients’ greatest moment of need; and part of it, simple mental therapy.  After all, when one is forced to deal with the monotony of the EXACT same attack patterns, day after day (note the daily, vertical declines)… …whilst “favored” assets are propped by the EXACT same PPT algorithms (such as the past three days’ “dead ringer” algo
Friday, September 12, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
  Hugo Salinas Price: Fiat money and independence for Scotland
Fiat currency is a cause of national separatism, currency wars, and social division between rich and poor, Hugo Salinas Price of the Mexican Civic Association for Silver writes this week in commentary headlined "Fiat Money and Independence for Scotland," posted at the association's Internet site,, here.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
  Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Like a Land War In Asia
There was the usual London-New York hit applied to the precious metals earlier this morning. Nothing new in that. There was a bit of a bounce into the close for gold, and some action in the mining stocks as well. Shown below are the Comex reports for both gold and silver for yesterday. I thought it was funny that more gold contracts were stopped than for silver, although as you know gold contracts are 100 oz. and silver are 1000 oz. because of the relative difference in prices per ounce.  Af
Friday, September 12, 2014
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Stock Trading Alert: Investors Sentiment Improves As Indexes Get Closer To Highs – Will Uptrend Cont
Stock Trading Alert originally sent to subscribers on September 18, 2014, 7:01 AM. Briefly: In our opinion, speculative short positions are favored (with stop-loss at 2,030 and a profit target at 1,900, S&P 500 index) Our intraday outlook is bearish, and our short-term outlook is bearish: Intraday (next 24 hours) outlook: bearish Short-term (next 1-2 weeks) outlook: bearish Medium-term (next 1-3 months) outlook: neutral Long-term outlook (next year): bullish The U.S. stock market indexes gai
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
ECB's Targeted Lending Spree Starts Out As Flop; Modern Monetary Insanity
Following on the "success" of the ECB's LTRO (Long Term Refinance Operation) which did nothing to spur lending and everything to create the biggest sovereign bond bubble the world has ever seen,  ECB president Mario Draghi announced a TLTRO or Targeted LTRO on September 4. The ECB's intent is to spur lending. Lending Spree Short of Expectations Today the Financial Times reports ECB’s Lending Spree Short of Expectations. The European Central Bank’s first offer of cheap four-year loans has f
Thursday, September 18, 2014
GOLD Comex Gold Stabilizes On Short Covering, Pares Loss After Post-FOMC Decline

Thursday, September 18, 2014
GOLD Time to Buy Gold Stocks Cheap?

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
European Sovereign Debt Levels to GDP Before and After the Bank Bailouts
What is even more clever than lining your pockets by ballooning the financial system into a great bubble by fraud and bad governance? Getting the victims and bystanders to pay the price of your perfidy, and shifting the anger of the people to some unfortunates, so that you can do it all over again by 'reforming' the system to make it more efficient for looting. No wonder that any movement that threatens the status quo in the least bit gets these white collared reivers and their pampered prince
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Frankly, it’s embarrassing that we have to speak so much of the Federal Reserve whose criminal machinations are rapidly catching up to the English crown in the race for which institution has caused more damage in the past thousand years.  Quite the doom considering the Fed’s only been around a hundred.  I’ll get to their uber-dovish statement momentarily; but first, let’s speak of the expanding horrors they’ve spawned from the four corners of the Earth. I mean, Scotland is today deciding if it s
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Globe and Mail
Reality contradicts Friedman’s inflation dictum

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Business Day
Wide divergence of views on inflation, BER survey shows

Thursday, September 18, 2014