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Darryl Robert Schoon - Survive the Crisis
The Price of Gold and the Art of War, Part I 
If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float bySun Tzu, The Art of War, Fifth century BCOnly fools and the ideologically impaired believe that today?s capital markets are free. In free markets, prices are determined by supply and demand. In capital markets, supply and demand considerations are subordinated to capitalism?s increasingly dysfunctional monetary menses, i.e. credit flows, emanating from central banks. Of all markets, today?s gold markets are the least f
Thursday, September 11, 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
Jeff Clark - Casey Research
  Hold, Fold, or Be Bold?
Question: What’s the best way to determine if Prozac works? Answer: Look at your gold portfolio. I read about two dozen articles last Thursday about the gold market, and not one of them had anything positive to say. Technical analysts, mainstream economists, industry analysts—all were bearish for various reasons and timeframes. Why invest in gold when… We’re repeatedly told the economy is improving—and basic data like falling unemployment and rising GDP appear to confirm it The
Thursday, September 11, 2014
James Howard Kunstler
The Era of Bad Feeling 
T here are times when events are in charge, not personalities. The unseen forces that hold the affairs of nations and economies in equilibrium dissolve, particles fly out of the many centers, and things heat up toward criticality. Glance in the rear-view mirror and say goodbye to the Era of Wishful Thinking. This was the time when the USA was inspired by its Master Wish: to be able to keep driving to Wal-Mart forever. Looked at closely, the contemporary idea of Utopia was always a shabby package
Monday, September 15, 2014
David Petch - Treasure Chest
US Dollar Set to go Much Higher
The following article was released earlier in the week to subscribers. The US Dollar has gone gang busters after breaking above 81.7 and clearly has broken out. This has implications for everything else. As the US Dollar is a Reserve Currency, everything that has an inverse relationship to it will fall, such as gold. As I mentioned, I got out of all of my core precious metal positions a few weeks ago after the drop and bounce, as there is no indication that they will participate to the
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
Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
  Gold Videocast: Peter Schiff Answers Your FAQs
Peter answers some of the more challenging questions he has received from you, his loyal subscribers. Learn what he really thinks about gold manipulation, why Wall Street hates gold, who should buy silver instead of gold, and more!0:05 ? Question: ?According to the financial media, the world has ?fallen out of love with gold.? Is this really true??0:40 ? The world cannot fall out of love with something it never loved in the first place ? but it will fall out of love with fiat currencies.2:03 ? T
Thursday, September 11, 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
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold: Janet & Raj Stoke The Bulls
Graceland Updates By Stewart Thomson1.Gold is the ultimate asset, and I think both the bulls and bears are probably going to learn that fact, the hard way.The gold bears view QE tapering and looming US interest rate hikes, as bearish for gold, and the bulls are sure gold is ready to soar vastly higher.2.One of the features that make an asset ultimate, is price stability.Unlike the bulls and the bears, I predict that gold is going to trade sideways.3.Please click here now. Double-click to enlarge
Tuesday, September 16, 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
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
Jeffrey Lewis
Preparing for the Full Force of Reality
The real economy is suffering and getting worse by the day. The imbalances created by giant finance will not go away, regardless of intervention.  There is an odd phenomenon at work. Society is now fully accustomed to the disbelieving the gap. Yesterday, things were going well. The market went up in spite of itself. Tomorrow ought to be the same.  Everything must be fine. The invisible hand is something that cannot be understood.  It's like quantum physics; if you think you understand you obviou
Tuesday, September 16, 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
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Moral Hazard: The Abysmal Failure of the Doctrine Of Selective Justice For Finance 
Moral Hazard - In economic theory, a moral hazard is a situation in which a party is more likely to take risks because the costs that could result will not be borne by the party taking the risk. In other words, it is a tendency to be more willing to take a risk, knowing that the potential costs or burdens of taking such risk will be borne, in whole or in part, by others. A moral hazard may occur where the actions of one party may change to the detriment of another after a financial transaction h
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Market Report: Strong dollar undermines precious metals
Precious metals have had to endure a week of gathering dollar strength, which is at least partly the result of problems specific to the euro, yen and sterling. The result is gold has fallen a further $30 over the week, and silver by about $0.70c. The first chart is of gold and open interest on Comex. Over the last two weeks the gold price has been falling while open interest has been rising: in other words paper gold has been flooding the market. This is illustrated in the second chart, of Mana
Saturday, September 13, 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
Mark O'Byrne -
Gold Demand In India Triples As China Launches Global Gold Bourse This Thursday
Gold Webinar - Your Questions & Answers' on Today Sep 16, 2014 at 1300 EST > See here The Death Of The Indian Gold Market Has Been Greatly Exaggerated Indians Prepare To Buy Gold At Diwali  Trade statistics for the month of August have just been released in India, showing a huge surge in gold imports compared to August of 2013. The value of gold officially imported into India in August totalled $2.04 billion, which was nearly three times more than the August 2013 figure of $739 million.  Alth
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Bob Hoye - Institutional Advisors
Tyrannical Duncery (continued) 
Global Warming Nonsense With a degree in Geophysics this writer has found the story about man-caused global warming fascinating. Fascinating in its blatant abuse of the discipline and skepticism that has driven the advance of science for thousands of years. Even more fascinating is that since catastrophic warming displaced global cooling concerns of the 1970s it has become another great experiment in authoritarian science. The last such example involved a bitter struggle between the es
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Charleston Voice
Gold Standards: True and False | Joseph T. Salerno
Published on Jul 29, 2014 Archived from the live broadcast, this Mises University lecture was presented at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2014.
Sunday, September 14, 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
John Paul Koning
The Losing Battle to Fix Gold at $ 35 
Gold-price history charts denominated in US dollars show a flat line at $35 that runs through most of the 20th century. Thirty-five dollars was, after all, the official gold price as set by the United States Treasury from 1934 on. Prior to 1934, the gold price had been fixed at $20.67 for almost a century, before President Franklin Roosevelt confiscated Americans' gold and revalued the price to $35 that year.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Captain Hook - Treasure Chest
It’s no secret the rich are getting richer, and the poor poorer. Accounts of this worsening condition are stroon across mainstream media and alternative news sources alike, albeit with somewhat different storylines. Although increasingly recognizing the importance of this issue, mainstreamers, who both cater to and are controlled by the status quo, portray the condition as a result of race and education differences (which is true), and that these shortfalls should be addressed via public policy
Monday, September 15, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
"Yes" Makes 100% Perfect Sense for Scotland; Too Close to Call; Strange Bedfellows
Scotland Vote Too Close to Call Here's some good news for those rooting for Scottish independence: In spite of a massive fearmongering campaign by both Labour and Tories in the UK, Scots Independence Race Tightens Six Days Before Ballot. Scotland’s nationalists drew closer to the Better Together campaign in the latest poll on independence before the referendum, making the run-in to the Sept. 18 vote too close to call. The poll of 1,000 people for the Guardian newspaper yesterday put support
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Infographic: Platinum Supply And Demand
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS Platinum's supply is concentrated in medium-to-high risk jurisdictions, while demand is strongly tied to worldwide auto production. Here we present Part 2 of the Platinum Series.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Undeclared War on Russia; Solidarity by Force; Ruble Falls to Record Low; Sanctions Target Private C
Sanctions or War? It's long overdue we label sanctions for what they really are: war. If you prefer, call them "economic war". Today, president Obama took the undeclared war another step forward by targeting Lukoil, a private Russian company. Please consider Gazprom, Lukoil Hit in New Round of Sanctions. The US dramatically expanded its sanctions against Russia on Friday by adding Gazprom, Europe’s leading energy provider, to the list of targeted companies, as it sought to ratchet up press
Friday, September 12, 2014
Dudley Baker - Precious Metals Warrants
Gold Shares and Warrants - The Leverage Factor
It is commonly known, that gold shares over time will outperform the increase in the price of gold, so investors as a general rule, are looking to own gold shares as their investment of choice. Each investor depending on their level of risk tolerance and their individual beliefs in the strength of this bull market must factor this into their investment philosophy.
Monday, September 15, 2014
John Browne - Euro Pacific Capital
A Wee Problem for the UK 
Last weekend several polls emerged that shockingly forecast Scottish independence from Great Britain is within the realm of political possibilities. Although the September 18th vote had worried a number of people, the evenly split polling results burst upon the world like a thunderbolt, perhaps shattering the image of a steady, genial and conservative Britain. But the ramifications of Scottish independence go far beyond national pride and historical score settling. Watchers of the global economy
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Philippe Herlin - GoldBroker
Danger warning : Mario Draghi to restart ECB’s money printing press!
Mario Draghi spoke, last Thursday, and everyone must have thought his announcements were important... because right after his speech, stock markets went up and the euro fell against the dollar! What caused this abrupt temperature rise in the markets? Let’s recall the announcement: The base rate goes down from 0.15% to 0.05% (who can believe this will change anything?) and the deposit rate for banks depositing with the ECB goes down from -0.1% to -0.2% (the intent of which is to discourage banks
Friday, September 12, 2014
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Video: Model Shows How Ebola Will Spread: “It Only Takes One Infected Individual Making
Health officials around the world are scrambling to contain the Ebola virus with many, including the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, now preparing for its eventual escape out of West Africa. According to CDC director Tom Frieden, the ‘window of opportunity’ for stopping the spread of Ebola is closing rapidly. In July, as the virus surged across west African borders, Frieden downplayed its potential to reach U.S. shores. “It is not a potential of Ebola spreading wid
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Chris Wood - Casey Research
Can You Really Live Forever?
“We are on the cusp of curing aging.” Those are the words of molecular biologist Dr. William Andrews, founder and CEO of Sierra Sciences, a company with the stated goal to “cure aging or die trying.” In the quote above, which comes from a September 2010 Sierra Sciences press release, Andrews is referring to a nutraceutical (i.e., a natural food-derived product meant to provide health or medical benefits, like vitamin C or folic acid) that his company discovered, known as TA-65. It supposedly s
Friday, September 12, 2014