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Chris Martenson
Ready Or Not... 
~ Walking straight in a hall of mirrors I have to confess, it's getting more and more difficult to find ways of writing about everything going on in the world.  Not because there's a shortage of things to write about -- wars, propaganda, fraud, Ebola -- but because most of the negative news and major world events we see around us are symptoms of the disease, not the disease itself. There are only so many times you can describe the disease, before it all becomes repetitive for both the writer an
Friday, September 26, 2014
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
The Golden Kiss
I prefer the ?KIS? motto to the more common ?KISS?. I define it as, ?Keep It Simple?.Simply put, gold bullion is the ultimate asset, but when the price declines, Western investors often become nervous.2.Some investors try to mitigate their worry, by reviewing factors that make gold the ?queen of assets?.That helps, but I think a simple focus on gold demand versus supply is all that is required to own gold without worry.3.In 2009 ? 2010, the fear trade (the W
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
  Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - It May Be Protracted, But It Is an Endgame Nonetheless 
One of the more significant things that I have seen so far this year is independent confirmation from a credible source that there is price rigging in the silver markets, and that this knowledge is being suppressed by the mainstream media in the US. You can read about that here. I think the fact, given all the rigging scandals from Madoff to LIBOR, that there are major mainstream publications which will refuse to run an article showing evidence of rigging in the silver markets from a credibl
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Jeffrey Lewis
Selling the Family Silver 
Purchasing and securing precious metals is easy. It's like stepping out of the river where you can see the mainstream headed for the big waterfall. Figuring out when to jump back in the river and bring it back into the system is a whole other challenge. Some of the basic rules of investing to live by (that go along with cheap options with low downside and infinite upside), include: Return of Investment matters more than Return on Investment.Never forget or ignore the laws of unintended consequen
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Mary Anne & Pamela Aden - Aden Forecast
Strong Dollar Pressures Gold
Gold stayed under pressure this month. And the third quarter is shaping up to be a negative one. So what's going on? This past month, we've seen the U.S. economy improve, which has kept investors running to the stock market. It's also fueling beliefs that higher U.S. interest rates are coming sooner than expected. This has been pushing up the U.S. dollar. And with Europe also needing to continue their stimulus and keep interest rates low, it's adding even more fuel to the stronger doll
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
  How To Store Gold At Home 
Now that you’ve decided to buy gold and get into true money,its time to think about properly storing and protecting your investment. There are two primary options in safeguarding your gold purchase. You may either arrange to take personal possession, or have your recently purchased gold bullion stored at athird-party insured vault.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Ron Paul
Congress Votes for More War in the Middle East 
Last week, the House and Senate voted to rubber stamp President Obama's war plans for the Middle East. Both bodies, on a bipartisan basis, authorized the US to begin openly training and arming the rebels who have been fighting for three years to overthrow the Assad government in Syria. Although the Syrian government has also been fighting ISIS and related extremist groups for three years, the US refuses to speak to the Syrians and has warned Assad not to interfere with the coming US at
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Nomi Prins: Why Is the US So Interested In the Ukraine and Syria 
"Why do we care about the Ukraine? We care about Ukraine because it’s a gateway to oil. It’s a gateway to Eastern Europe. It’s a gateway to control a situation politically, but also for our banking system to get involved from a financial perspective... Nobody really wants to have a third world war. That’s expensive and deadly, but this fighting over financial and political gain is really continuing to crescendo. It is crescendoing because there is so much money on the table and because the
Thursday, September 25, 2014
David Jensen
UK Disses US Dollar While Promoting Gold Yuan
Topics 1. New Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) Gold Exchange for foreigners to trade physical yuan for physical gold - a prerequisite for it to be a globally accepted currency - FTZ Exchange Chairman says goals include "boost use of Yuan currency,... ..., and help pave the way for the Yuan to become a global currency... .... we're also attempting to be a hub where gold can be traded and shipped elsewhere..
Friday, September 26, 2014
Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint
Gold bottom update 
Following up on my Sep 18 post gold has bounced a couple of times off sub $1210 level which is encouraging. I note there was another 5 tonnes of kilobars withdrawn out of Comex on the 23rd and by my calculation there is still another 10 tonne of kilobars in Comex still to come out. SGE premiums have been moving up and currently at 1.05 yuan/gram and this matches the premiums Perth Mint has been getting on kilobars, which have increased since my last post. Part of that demand has been related to
Friday, September 26, 2014
John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
Does Surging Demand For Gold and Silver Coins Signal a Bottom? 
Reports of individuals snapping up near-record numbers of gold and silver coins are coming in from around the world: U.S. Mint American Eagle gold coin sales set to rise sharply in Sept (Reuters) - The U.S. Mint has sold nearly 50,000 ounces of American Eagle gold coins so far in September, almost double its total in August, as a sharp pullback in gold prices and geopolitical tensions boosted interest for physical products from retail investors. With only six busines
Monday, September 29, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
  Putin adviser suggests Russia knows all about West's gold price suppression 
* * * The Threat of War and the Russian Response By Sergey Glazyev Russia in Global Affairs Foreign Policy Research Foundation, Moscow Tuesday, September 23, 2014 U.S. actions in Ukraine should be classified not only as hostile with regard to Russia, but also as targeting global destabilization. The U.S. is essentially provoking an international conflict to salvage its geopolitical, financial, and economic authority. The
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
Conspiracy fact: The European Central Bank Gold Agreement is renewed 
Bullion Vault research director Adrian Ash notes that the fourth European Central Bank Gold Agreement takes effect today, extends for five years, and removes any limits on gold sales by the 21 signatories while acknowledging that "they do not have any plans to sell significant amounts of gold," because the limits contained in predecessor agreements had come to look silly, such sales having ended long ago. Ash's commentary is headlined "End of the Central Bank Gold Agreement" and it is posted at
Monday, September 29, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Mr. Cohan Responds On His Silver Rigging Exposé - Two US National Publications Refused the Story 
This is starting to make more sense. Apparently Mr. Cohan did look at all the relevant information, and decided to write a story about rigging in the silver markets. He has done so before.  It was submitted to at least two US publications which refused to run it. Based on past history, one might assume the two national publications that refused to publish it were on the order of The New York Times, and perhaps Bloomberg News or even possibly Forbes. The actual reasons that they gave fo
Friday, September 26, 2014
Ty Andros - traderview
  When Leverage Fails and Hope Turns to Fear 
In today's TedBits we will be outlining a lot of smoke signals. They signal fires burning and about to break out. As everyone is aware, the Federal Reserve has been tightening monetary policy for almost a year now and has been joined by the Chinese central bank. The Federal Reserve has been reducing its balance sheet expansion from $85 billion a month (85,000 million) to zero in mid-November. While the fed does not characterize it as a tightening, it is one. Numerous studies have put
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Mark O'Byrne -
Currency Wars Deepen - Russia, Kazakhstan Buy Very Large 30 Tons Of Gold In August
Russia and ex Soviet States Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Azerbaijan continued to accumulate significant gold reserves in August in a trend that we highlighted last month: Russia Coordinating Gold Reserve Accumulation With Ex Soviet States? Latest official gold reserve data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) shows that Russia again added to its gold reserves in August, with the Central bank of the Russian Federation purchasing  232,510 ozs (7.23 tonnes) and bringing its total gold res
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
"The Fate of Empires," by Sir John Glubb
A friend sent me this lovely piece, which originally appeared as an article in Blackwood's Magazine in 1976. It is brief, but has a lot of wonderful material and interpretation. Glubb was a military man, in the gentlemanly tradition of the British Empire, born in 1897 and commander of the Jordan Arab Legion from 1939 to 1956. After retirement, he published at least seventeen books. I find the point of view here quite wonderful, as it is from a practical man of action
Sunday, September 28, 2014
John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
Are Cars About to Crash? 
New car sales have been one of the bright spots of the US recovery. And they're still at it: September U.S. auto sales to rise 10 percent: JD Power, LMC (Reuters) - Strong demand drove U.S. new car and truck sales 10 percent higher in September, adding momentum to the industry's best August in more than a decade, consultants LMC Automotive and J.D. Power said on Thursday. Sales rose to 1.248 million new vehicles, or a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 16.5 million veh
Saturday, September 27, 2014
James Turk - Goldmoney
Two Shocking Charts Expose The Stunning Collapse In The US
With the Dow still trading above 17,000 and the U.S. Dollar Index holding near 85, James Turk sent King World News two shocking charts that expose the stunning collapse which has taken place in the United States. Turk also discussed how a bankrupt company fits into the puzzle and what is happening with gold and silver. Read the full interview at King World News.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
A Monetary Cancer Metastasizes in Europe 
The European Central Bank again cut the interest rates it controls. Notably, the deposit rate was moved deeper into negative territory. It is now -0.2% (minus 20 basis points, that is not a typo). The ECB says it’s trying to nudge prices higher, but it’s actually feeding the cancer of falling interest. The linked article above, like most, is focused on the quantity of euros and the presumed direct relationship to price. The following bit of editorializing from that article is uncontroversial in
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Mark O'Byrne -
Death Of 'Safe Haven' Gold Greatly Exaggerated
With escalating conflict in the Middle East, an unresolved conflict in the Ukraine, and various other geo-political risks on the horizon such as the contagion risk of Ebola, it would be expected that the longstanding 'safe haven' qualities of gold would come into play as they have done in the past.  In September 2008, during the financial crisis, the gold price rose $50 in one day, September 18, as investors sought refuge in the one asset that they perceived to be a safe-haven of high liquidity
Friday, September 26, 2014
Franklin Sanders - the moneychanger
The Value of Doing Nothing
When Hannibal crossed the Alps, invaded Italy and inflicted a disastrous defeat on the Romans at Lake Trasimene in 217 B.C. the Romans had their backs to the wall. They elected Quintus Fabius Maximus dictator, unchallengeable general of all their armies, and he immediately got busy doing – nothing. He knew that Hannibal’s supply line stretched all the way back to Carthage. Time was on his side, and against Hannibal. All Fabius needed to do was harass Hannibal, cut his supply line, and wait for Hannibal to make a mistake. The longer he waited, the more certainly Hannibal would run out of supplies and make some mistake. By waiting Fabius robbed Hannibal of the advantage of the offense, and forced him (with his weaker forces) on the defensive, unable to concentrate and use his forces to their full advantage
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Blue Ribbon for Sanction Craziness: Italy Seizes Hotel of Putin Ally; Russia Threatens Law Allowing
What's Russia to do? Stand back and let the US and Europe escalate sanction after sanction, or respond in kind? Either way, Russia loses. I believe Europe has the worst of it, but both suffer. Hope for Sanity Appears to Be Lost Cause By responding in kind, Russia hopes to put some sanity in the heads of US and EU officials. But with brains as dense as Obama, McCain, and various EU officials, hope for sanity appears to be a lost cause. Sanction Madness Escalates: Italy Seizes Hotel of Putin
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Market Report: $1200 for gold underpinned by physical demand 
This week saw gold rally $15 to $1233 on Tuesday before sliding to $1207 yesterday morning, then rallying in the afternoon. Silver's moves tracked gold's, bottoming out at $17.30 yesterday at the London opening. This morning precious metals are firmer in pre-LBMA trade, reflecting some short-covering ahead of the weekend. The action, as has often been the case recently, is in paper markets with hedge funds shorting gold and silver against a strong dollar. This can be readily seen in the followin
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
  Elephant in the Room Minsky Moment 
The "elephant in the room" is debt. Try as they might, central bankers have not been able to spur credit, hiring, or much business expansion because of the elephant. Things are even worse in Europe. Via email, this is a guest post from Steen Jakobsen, chief economist of Saxo bank. Debt - The Elephant in the Room ‘Interest on debt grows without rain’ – Yiddish proverb This proverb explains most of what goes on in policy circles these days. We are now watching Extend-and-Pretend, Episode VI:
Monday, September 29, 2014 -
All Eyes on Kenya: The Next Big Oil Exporter
Not even the specter of a spillover of Islamic extremism from Somalia can dampen the atmosphere in Kenya, where commercial oil production is expected to begin in 2016 and discovery after discovery has made this the hottest and fastest-paced hydrocarbon scene on the continent. When it comes to new oil and gas frontiers, today it's all about Africa. And more specifically, it's all about the eastern coast, with Kenya the clear darling--not just because it's outpacing neighboring Uganda by
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Gordon Long - Market Analytics
Cartels, Monopolies and Crony Capitalism 
Today's new dominating business model. John Rubino is quite blunt when he states: "Crony Capitalism is now the dominate business model operating in the US! Most big corporations employ legions of lobbyists and throw millions of dollars at manipulating the political and regulatory process!" Political office to his trained eye "has become nothing more than an extended job interview" for the high paying lobbyist jobs expected after leaving political office, financed by new cor
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
James Turk - fgmr
Sept 24, 1869 : How Jim Fisk and Jay Gould profited handsomely from a massive short squeeze in Gold 
In 1869, Jim Fisk and Jay Gould tried to corner the gold market, and for a time, this notorious duo succeeded. It is a fascinating story that is relevant to what is happening in the gold market today.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Mark O'Byrne -
Venezuela's Gold Appears To Be Still In Venezuela But For How Long?
▶ Where is Venezuela's 366 tonnes of gold? ▶ Does Venezuela still control and own unencumbered it’s own gold reserves? Former President Hugo Chavez and a London Good Delivery Gold Bar (400 oz) ▶ Bank of America economist on visit to Venezuelan central bank last week was allowed to view the bank's gold vault and the gold repatriated by President Hugo Chavez ▶ Is any of the country's gold encumbered, loaned or leased to Goldman Sachs or other banks? ▶ Is there a possibility of this given the Vene
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Bill Cohan: The Truth About the Fed
"The truth is, although both incidents do reveal something about the way the powerful and famous get away with more stuff than the rest of us, there’s no real comparison. The Segarra Tapes actually reveal little or nothing that was not already known, assuming you have a shred of understanding how the Federal Reserve banks actually work. Nor is William Dudley, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, about to get pilloried in public like NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Sorry, folks
Monday, September 29, 2014