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Ty Andros - traderview
Useful Idiots and the Something For Nothing Society - Part III of IV 
The greatest man made societal and economic collapse in history is unfolding before our eyes. This Journey to the collapse of the developed world's civilization and empire began over 100 years ago during the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson with his subversion/betrayal of the constitution of the United States and creation of a privately owned banking and currency monopoly called the Federal Reserve and the creation of the income tax to fund the beginning of the Confiscationism of the pro
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Gold Holdings of Central Banks and Governments 2: The Larger View, 1850-2000
We've been looking at some history of the gold holdings of central banks and governments. August 10, 2014: Gold Holdings of Central Banks and Governments, 1913-1941 August 3, 2014: The Reichsbank, 1924-1941 July 27, 2014: The Bank of France, 1914-1941 July 20, 2014: The Bank of England, 1914-1941 July 18, 2014: Foreign Exchange Rates 1913-1941 #8: A Brief Summary June 22, 2014: Forei
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Jeff Clark - Casey Research
Top 7 Reasons I’m Buying Silver Now 
I remember my first drug high. No, it wasn’t from a shady deal made with a seedy character in a bad part of town. I was in the hospital, recovering from surgery, and while I wasn’t in a lot of pain, the nurse suggested something to help me sleep better. I didn’t really think I needed it—but within seconds of that needle puncturing my skin, I WAS IN HEAVEN. The euphoria that struck my brain was indescribable. The fluid coursing through my veins was so powerful I’ve never forgotten it. I can e
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
  'China's Second Continent' describes the new colonization of Africa
* * * By Chris Hartman The Christian Science Monitor, Boston Friday, August 8, 2014 http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/Book-Reviews/2014/0808/China-s-Second-Con... In the annals of modern colonialism and hegemony, few phenomena are as intriguing as China's aggressive movement into Africa, where, according to Howard W. French in "China's Second Continent," approximately one million Chinese have now migrated. In his important new book, French weaves a rich tapestry of anecdotes, interspersed with nume
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
France Finance Minister "I Refuse to Raise Taxes to Close any Budget Gaps"; "Rethinking" the USA
Not only is support for sanctions in Europe crumbling, so is support for alleged austerity. I say alleged because there really hasn't been any austerity. France Rebels Against Austerity Please consider France Rebels Against Austerity as Europe's Recovery Collapses by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. Eurozone strategy is in tatters after economic recovery ground to a halt across the region and France demanded a radical shift in policy, warning that austerity overkill is driving Europe into a depressi
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
All Hell Will Break Loose In Paper and Physical Precious Metals Markets *Video*
Despite the recent drops in gold and silver from their all-time highs just a few years ago, the fundamentals for owning precious metals as long-term investments have never been better. From a monetary perspective, governments around the world, especially in the West, have been printing money like there’s no tomorrow. This bodes well for precious metals strictly from the standpoint of currency debasement. As more paper dollars and euros are printed, the value of physical assets, especially gold a
Monday, August 18, 2014
Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
  Neighborhood Bully - America Recklessly Throws its Weight Around 
On June 30, U.S. authorities announced a stunning $9 billion fine on French bank BNP Paribas for violations of financial sanctions laws that the United States had imposed on Iran, Sudan and Cuba. In essence, BNP had surreptitiously conducted business with countries that the United States had sought to isolate diplomatically (sometimes unilaterally in the case of Cuba). Although BNP is not technically under the jurisdiction of American regulators, and the bank had apparently not broken any laws o
Friday, August 15, 2014
Graham Summers - Gains Pains & Capital
Is Gold About to Stage a Massive Breakout?
Quietly, and with little fanfare, Gold has begun to make some very interesting moves… The precious metal has been in the doldrums sine 2013, moving sideways throughout the last 18 months. However, today Gold looks like it wants to move higher: This is a multi-year triangle formation. We’ve had numerous touches on the trendlines, so it’s a well-established pattern. And more and more it looks like Gold wants to breakout to the upside. Indeed, we get additional signs of bullishness from the m
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
U.S. gold reserve is leased but undeliverable, Jim Rickards tells Peter Schiff
Interviewed by fund manager Peter Schiff, geo-political strategist, author, and fund manager James G. Rickards asserts, among other things, that: -- The U.S. gold reserve has been leased out but has not left its vaults. -- The leased gold consists only of certificates of title that have been rehypothecated many times, creating a vast supply of imaginary gold that is undeliverable. -- If called for delivery, those certificates will be nullified by a bullion bank's claim of "force majeure" and set
Friday, August 15, 2014
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Global Gold Demand Declines 16% In Q2 â?? World Gold Council
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS Global gold demand slumped 16% to 964 tonnes in Q2 2014 compared to the same quarter last year, the World Gold Council stated today. Jewellery demand was markedly down year-on-year, while coin and bar demand also saw significant reductions. Selling from gold-backed ETFs continued during the period, albeit at a reduced rate. In contrast, central banks made net purchases of 118 tonnes in Q2, representing a 28% increase year-on-year. The WGC said a sharp drop in demand from
Friday, August 15, 2014
The Gold Report
Chris Thompson: Gold and Silver Miners that Can Make Money Now
The Gold Report: In your previous Gold Report interview of Dec. 31, 2013, you predicted 2014 prices of $1,400 per ounce ($1,400/oz) for gold and $25/oz for silver. Do you think that gold and silver can still meet those prices this year? Chris Thompson: Those figures referred to the high side of the anticipated trading range for both metals. Today, our prediction for the high side in 2014 is $1,350/oz for gold and $22/oz for silver. In other words, we see silver potentially trading up to $22/oz
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Market Report: New silver fix procedure from today
I shall come to this important event later in this market report; but first, our customary look at this week's trading. From Monday through Wednesday the gold price found firm support at the $1305 level before gaining a few bucks to $1313 by close of play last night. However, the underlying position is more positive than this limited move suggests, with the Swap category on Comex appearing to be in some difficulty. Swaps are mostly non-market making bullion banks. Their net short position on 5th
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
It's Different This Time: Humans Need Not Apply; Two Possible Solutions
On August 7, I wrote about "McCashier" Your $15.00 Per Hour McDonald's Worker Replacement. Sure. You can make $15 an hour at McDonald's, at least in Seattle. You just have to perform better than this machine. Many commented along the lines of "What's the big deal? It's only a cashier. There are more cooking jobs that cannot be replaced." For example reader Chris commented ... A McDonalds worker isn't a "cashier." The person who works the front end doesn't just take orders and money. The pe
Monday, August 18, 2014
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
  The Supply of Oxen at the Federal Reserve
Hey, Mr. Chairman, in case you haven't noticed, the Federal Reserve already has a goodly supply of oxen! My father was fond of relating a story about a professor lecturing on geography. A short fellow, he was extolling the agriculture of Switzerland. "In our country oxen are not even as tall as I am. In some countries you see oxen just as tall as myself. But, believe it or not, on the fat pastures of Switzerland there are even greater oxen than myself". For emphasis the good professor stood on his tiptoes and stretched his hand upwards above his head. "We don't believe so!" - shouted someone from the back benches of the lecture theater.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
History of Gold
August 15, 1971 Richard Nixon suspends the Dollar to Gold convertibility
United States President Richard Nixon's address to the nation announcing the "temporary" suspension of the dollar's convertibility into gold. While the dollar had struggled throughout most of the 1960s within the parity established at Bretton Woods, this crisis marked the breakdown in the system. The closing of the gold window signified the end of the Bretton Woods system.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Keeping our Eyes Peeled for the Silver and Gold Basis
Here is a question for the discriminating observer. How is it that interest-rate derivatives do not obey the Law of Supply and Demand? The more there are of them, the more they are in demand
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
How Can the State Bank of India Pay Interest in Gold?
An article caught my eye this week. The Tirumala Tirupati Temple in India has deposited gold at the State Bank of India, and is getting paid interest on their deposit. There is something unique about this. The interest is paid in gold. To understand why no one else is paying interest in gold, let’s first look at how one can use any asset class to make a dollar income: speculation. Buy something. Wait. Sell it at a higher price. You can use bonds, stocks, real estate, artwork, or classic Ferraris
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Dan Popescu - GoldBroker
Interview with Ronald-Peter Stöferle: Monetary Tectonics and Gold
My exclusive interview with Ronald-Peter Stöferle, Incrementum Liechtenstein AG, co-author of the In Gold we Trust 2014 report. “We are currently on a journey to the outer reaches of the monetary universe. We believe that the monetary experiments currently underway will have numerous unintended consequences, the extent of which is difficult to gauge today. Gold, as the antagonist of unbacked paper currencies, remains an excellent hedge against rising price inflation and worst-case scenarios. T
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
New 'LBMA Silver Price' - Still Not Transparent
Today’s LBMA silver price was USD 19.86 per ounce. Yesterday’s LBMA silver fix was USD 19.86 per ounce. Gold and silver remained in lockdown today and yesterday - gold rose a tiny $1.40 yesterday to $1,313.00/oz and silver a marginal 8 cents to $19.92/oz. Silver in US Dollars (1970 to Today) - LBMA Overnight, silver and gold in singapore were flat as they were in London prior and after the new ‘LBMA silver price’. Futures trading volume has picked up and was about average for the past 100 days
Monday, August 18, 2014
Michael J. Kosares - USAGold
Stanley Fischer speaks out : Can central bankers succeed in getting global economy back on track?
Reuters/AnatoleKaletsky/8-15-2014 “Year after year, we have had to explain from mid-year onwards why the global growth rate has been lower than predicted as little as two quarters back. … This pattern of disappointment and downward revision sets up the first, and the basic, challenge on the list of issues policymakers face in moving ahead: restoring growth, if that is possible.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
Gold Videocast: Jim Rickards & Peter Schiff on Gold & Currency Wars
In his latest Gold Videocast, Peter Schiff meets with Jim Rickards, author of The Death of Money, for an exclusive interview about gold?s role in the international currency wars.Jim Rickards is Chief Global Strategist at the West Shore Funds, and Director of The James Rickards Project, an inquiry into the complex dynamics of geopolitics + global capital. In The Death of Money, Rickards shows why another monetary system collapse is rapidly approaching ? and why this time, nothing less than the in
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
Europe Is Tanking, QE Is Coming 
Last year the world kind of forgot about Europe. After ECB head Mario Draghi vowed to "do whatever it takes" to get the Continent growing, the markets calmed down, money got cheap and plentiful and functionally-bankrupt countries like Greece, Italy and Spain stopped making scary headlines. To the casual observer it began to look like the euro project might actually succeed. Then the mirage evaporated. Five years into a recovery that should, if it followed the normal script, be in dange
Monday, August 18, 2014
Jeffrey Lewis
Price Fixing - A Shed of Broken Tools 
"The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it." -Goebbels Despite hearing it over and over, the meaning of "all markets are rigged" is completely lost on the most hopeful. Of course, hope is fear gone badly. Investors want desperately to believe that the real market exists. They believe that the pricing mechanism is legitimate - a fair expression of the markets. And that if t
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Tom DiLorenzo - lewRockwell
  Lincoln’s Racial Views 
The tall tales told by the Lincoln cult get funnier and funnier as more and more Americans learn the truth about their own history (as opposed to the version fed to them by the Lincoln cult).  This time the source of their knee-slapping whoppers is a hilarious attempt to cover up the fact that their hero apparently read and studied a white supremacist screed. A recent article that appeared in the Huffington Post, FOX news online, the Daily Mail, and elsewhere described how Lincoln’s handwriting
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
  No escape from the dollar as the currency standard 
All commodities and near-commodities are priced internationally in dollars, and the dollar is used for over 80% of cross-border trade settlements. Consequently the dollar is the base currency for all countries' foreign reserves, giving it its reserve status. However, there are now challenges to the dollar's hegemony, with Russia, China as well as the other members, dialog-partners and associates of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), taking deliberate steps towards doing away with the d
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Gold Holdings of Central Banks and Governments, 1913-1941
We're continuing our look at monetary conditions in the 1913-1941 period. August 3, 2014: The Reichsbank, 1924-1941 July 27, 2014: The Bank of France, 1914-1941 July 20, 2014: The Bank of England, 1914-1941 January 26, 2014: The Federal Reserve in the 1930s #2: Interest Rates January 19, 2014: The Federal Reserve
Thursday, August 14, 2014
James West - Midas Letter
  Liquidity Bubble: When and How Will it Pop?
The amount of money and credit now sloshing around inside the global financial system is so exponentially greater than it was just a decade ago that we have truly sailed into unknown waters. Observation of various media sources confirms one key deficiency in our collective ability to accurately assess exactly what the effect of such excess is having on our global economy. Namely, the very small temporal window through which we observe and assess our condition. I reference, of course, the modern
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Jordan Roy Byrne - The Daily Gold
Precious Metals Consolidate Before Fateful September
Why could September be fateful for the precious metals complex? First, consider its history within the current secular bull market. The years 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010 have seen very important breakouts in either or both Gold and gold stocks in the month of September. Conversely, September marked important peaks in 2008 as well as in each of the past three years! Currently, Gold and more so the gold miners are consolidating their recent gains just below very important resistance. Thi
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
Ferguson says HUI has turned up; Speck's 'Gold Cartel' reviewed favorably
The TF Metal Report's Turd Ferguson argues today that the HUI gold mining index has bottomed and promises large gains for the remainder of the year. His commentary is headlined "As the HUI Turns" and it's posted at the TF Metals Report here: http://www.tfmetalsreport.com/blog/6036/hui-turns And independent investor Ben Kramer-Miller, writing at Seeking Alpha, reviews GATA consultant Dimitri Speck's book "The Gold Cartel." Speck, Kramer-Miller writes, has provided "proof beyond a reasonable doubt
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Greatness In a Dark Time
Some say that most of the time everyone want to be great, because they have a natural desire for acceptance, recognition, and praise. Perhaps this is so. And in a dark time that means everyone wants to have power. Power becomes the standard of value, the coin of the realm in a fallen world. So they want to be one of the tough guys, one of the formidable wielders of weapons. As if there can be any just weapon that we take up on our own, that is not given to us by the Lord for His purpose. T
Monday, August 18, 2014

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