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Hubert Moolman
Silver Price Forecast 2014: Silver’s Ultimate Rally When Paper Assets Collapse 
Silver Price Forecast 2014: Silver’s Ultimate Rally When Paper Assets Collapse The relationship between the Dow and silver has been very consistent over the last 100 years. After each of the major Dow peaks (real, not necessarily nominal peaks), we eventually had major bottom in silver. Below, is a 100-year inflation-adjusted Dow chart: In September 1929, the Dow peaked in terms of US dollars as well as in terms of gold ounces (real terms). After about 1 year and 4 months, silver made a signific
Monday, April 14, 2014
Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint Blog
  What Are The Origins Of The Terms 'Bull' And 'Bear'? 
Right now there’s much discussion about whether gold is headed for a bear market after its decade-long bull run. Time will tell, but the current debate may make you wonder how ‘bull’ and ‘bear’ entered the financial lexicon? A bull is a boisterous, charging animal that throws its victim up in the air.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
James West - Midas Letter
China’s ‘Lehman’ Moment 
A raft of stories across newswire in the last 23 hours suggest there might be a rug-pulling-out of sorts coming for investors in the Far East. And as we know, the Butterfly Effect in globalized markets these days is instant and amplified. It could be suggested at this point that the tech sell-off currently underway in U.S. technology stocks is a result of a growing crisis in confidence toward China, and its economic reporting. One might even go so far as to suggest that, in some of the events,
Friday, April 11, 2014
Louis James - Casey Research
How I Intend to Survive the Meltdown of America 
It is with a troubled heart that I sit down to write today, there being reports of casualties in new fighting in eastern Ukraine. I worry, of course, about my friends and students in the country who may well be in physical danger soon, if the conflict escalates. But that’s personal; as an investment analyst, it’s the financial war the Russians seem quite willing to wage that really has my attention. It should have yours as well. As one of the experts in our just-released Meltd
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Peter Degraaf
Some exciting gold charts for you! 
By Peter DegraafHistorically the month of March is not very "gold-friendly".April and May are more conducive to providing a rally.The first chart is courtesy Seasonalcharts.com. The March pullback came on schedule and appears ready to turn into a rally, - see gold chart in this essay.This next chart is courtesy Mark J. Lundeenmlundeen2@comcast.netThe chart shows the number of US dollars that are currently circulating.The number is over 1 trillion dollars (including many $100 notes), and rising
Friday, April 11, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
The Hare Psychopathy Checklist 
This is from sources on the web, and is based on Robert Hare's psychopathy checklist. 1. Look for glib and superficial charm. A psychopath will also put on what professionals refer to as a 'mask of sanity' that is likable and pleasant. 2. Look for a grandiose self perception. Psychopaths will often believe they are smarter or more powerful than they actually are. 3. Watch for a constant need for stimulation. Stillness, quiet and reflection are not things embraced by psychopaths. They need
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Glaring Q.E. Failure Spotted 
Sometimes pictures are far more effective in communicating an important point. They are extremely effective in undermining respect and confidence, when in the cartoon format. A sequence of graphics struck the cognitive circuits recently. Long explanations will not serve well. The US Federal Reserve has been printing money since 2011 to cover USGovt debt securities in a frenetic manner. They have lost control. They call it stimulus, when it is actually the opposite. It does assist the speculators
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Prepare For Dollar Collapse With 10% To 33% Allocation To Gold - Rickards 
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,317.25, EUR 948.62 & GBP 785.71 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,321.50, EUR 953.19 & GBP 787.73 per ounce. Gold gained $6.90 or 0.53% yesterday to $1,318/oz. Silver rose $0.17 or 0.86% to $20.05/oz. Gold in U.S. Dollars - 1 Month (Thomson Reuters) Gold has eked out further gains today and is trading near its highest in 2 and a 1/2 weeks. It is on track for its best week in a month after equities fell sharply and due to renewed concerns that the U.S. Federal R
Friday, April 11, 2014
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Gold & Silver Trading Alert: Silver Finally Outperforms – How Bullish Is That?
Gold & Silver Trading Alert originally sent to subscribers on April 11, 2014, 7:57 AM. Briefly: In our opinion the speculative short positions (full) in gold, silver, and mining stocks are justified from the risk/reward perspective. We sent out 2 Gold & Silver Trading Alerts yesterday and the situation at this time remains just as we described it in the second of them. Consequently, we will mostly quote it, illustrate the phenomena mentioned, and add more comments when necessary. Let’s start w
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Bob Hoye - Institutional Advisors
Bull Markets Die Epicurean
The following is part of Pivotal Events that was published for our subscribers April 3, 2014. Signs Of The Times "Runs on rural Chinese banks as rules ease" "Regulators more tolerant of defaults" - Financial Post, March 26 "In one corner of the U.S. equity market, investor enthusiasm is exceeding the frenzy of the Internet Bubble. Small-cap shares [Russell 2000] have rallied for seven straight quarters, the longest stretch ever." - Bloomberg, March 24 "Too much
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
85% of Pension Funds to Fail in Three Decades
Bridgewater Associates did an analysis of pension funds recently and concluded 85% of them will fail if returns average 4%. Bridgewater notes that public pensions have just $3 trillion in assets to invest to cover future retirement payments of $10 trillion over the next many decades. It would take an investment return of roughly 9% a year to meet those obligations. With the 30-Year long bond yielding a mere 3.5% and with stock valuation through the roof, I expect negative returns for 7-10 year
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Gold Doomed or Resting? Gold vs. Major Currencies; Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Reiterate Sell S 
Here are some interesting charts from my friend Nick at Sharelynx Gold. (Login Required) Gold vs. US Dollars Gold vs. Euros Gold vs. Ukraine Hyyvnia It took about 4,000 Hyyvnia to buy an ounce of gold at the end of 2008. It takes 17,444 now. Gold vs. Russia Rubles Gold vs. India Rupees Gold vs. Argentina Pesos Gold vs. Venezuelan Bolivars Gold vs. Yen By the way: Those in Argentina and Venezuela cannot buy gold at the quoted rates. The charts reflect "official" exchang
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
James West - Midas Letter
Understanding (and Ignoring) the Media Bandwagon Against Gold 
For those of us who media often refers to as “gold bugs”, the fragility of popular sentiment toward not just gold and silver, but toward all investments generally, is the biggest barrier to a sane, free and fair market. The willingness of the majority to embrace opinions parroted by mainstream media and repeated dutifully by talking heads and other erstwhile shills for U.S. dollar interests simply because they are far more numerous than negative ones, and are delivered by talking heads who manag
Monday, April 14, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
Koos Jansen: New physical gold exchange in Singapore
Gold researcher and GATA consultant Koos Jansen today reports on a new physical gold exchange starting in Singapore: http://www.ingoldwetrust.ch/new-physical-gold-exchange-singapore
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Wolf Richter
What the Heck is Going on With US Treasuries In Belgium? 
The tiny country of Belgium – my beloved hunting grounds for three years a while back – with a GDP of $484 billion, a country which you can cross by bicycle in a single day if you're really fit, a country that became famous to the chagrin of some people because it did just fine for a couple of years without a national government – well, that tiny speck of land is starting to grow an enormous mountain of US Treasury Securities. In February, according to data just released by the US Treasury Depar
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
China Gold Imports Through Hong Kong
Trend?  Change?  Not possible. No one is interested in gold. Nothing to see here. Move along. Chart by Data Wrangler Nick at Sharelynx.com.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
France Prohibits Sending Work Emails, Answering Cell Phones, Outside Working Hours
Events in France keep getting sillier and sillier. Wasn't these new Prime minister Manuel Valls supposed to be pro business? So how does nonsense like this happen: France Prohibits Sending Work Emails Outside Working Hours Via translation from La Vanguardia Your boss sends you emails when you've already left work? Will you answer? In France, this is prohibited if the workday is finished. This is stated in an agreement between the two unions, the French Democratic Confederation of Labour (
Monday, April 14, 2014
Miguel Perez-Santalla - Bullion Vault
Silver Prices "Ready to Break Out" as Futures Betting Jumps to Pre-Crash Level 
Long-term silver price chart shows "bearish trend" meeting "5-year bull support"... SILVER PRICES traded in a tight range last week, hitting a high of $20.30 and a low of $19.68 before closing just a few cents higher from the previous Friday as tensions rose over Ukraine's response to pro-Russia separatists. Tracking gold's short-lived spike mid-week, silver prices had risen sharply – hitting their high for the week – after Wednesday's release of notes from the Federal Reserve's mid-March
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Gold and bail-ins 
I am often asked whether or not western governments are likely to confiscate gold, and my answer has invariably been on the lines of "unlikely at the moment, because so few people own gold". However given low stock levels in western vaults and that bail-ins are on the agenda the answer to the question should be reconsidered. I first wrote about the new bail-in provisions after the Cyprus debacle last year. What it means for depositors is succinctly summarised in a current UK Government consultat
Monday, April 14, 2014
Alan Leishman
Mineral Specimen Collecting: Silver and Gold
It is anticipated that those readers interested in the Precious Metals, Gold and Silver, and the PM share market, may find interest in these anecdotal tales of mines and minerals, and enjoy the beauty of one of nature's hidden treasures; --- mineral specimens. --- Note: Gold and Silver are metallic elements. They are also minerals when they occur in pure form in nature, and are then described as native gold and native silver.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
China's demand for gold has trapped the west's Central Banks
Every once in a while, an Off the Cuff interview is so important that we decide to make it available to the entire public. In this week's Off the Cuff podcat, Chris Martenson and Alasdair Macleod build on the insights laid out in Chris' recent mega - report last week on gold "The Screaming Fundamentals of Owning Gold". And specifically, they delve deeply into the poor-understood topic of why China has become such a game changer in recent years. Listen to Alasdair's Macleod, GoldMoney's Head of
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
You Can’t Eat Gold… But It’s Portable, Easy To Trade and Confiscation-Proof
If you need cooking oil you have to exchange it for gold. If you need soap you have to exchange it for gold. Everything is gold, gold, gold… For everything they want gold… Residents, Zimbabwe (2009) (Watch Video Below) If you’ve conducted even a preliminary investigation into the global economic situation you’ve likely concluded that something isn’t right. As noted previously, all of the evidence points to serious economic failure in the very near future as our day of reckoning approaches. The
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
New York Fed contradicts its former vice president about gold accounts 
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has contradicted the assertion of its former vice president that it has provided gold accounts to bullion banks. The assertion of such accounts was made by H. David Willey, the former New York Fed vice president in charge of foreign central bank accounts and the gold vault at the New York Fed, in a speech given in May 2004 to the American Institute for Economic Reserve in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. See Page 62 here: http://www.gata.org/files/WilleySpeec
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Why Gold? 85% of Pension Funds Will Go Bust in 30 Years
I have not seen the scenarios run by Bridgewater Associates, but I do have respect for their name and their work.  I would like to know their assumptions. In an inflation, stocks may do quite well, as their inflated valuations keep pace with inflation. Bonds are likely to get obliterated. In a stagflation not so much.  The Fed and the Treasury would like a modest inflation to provide a controllable dilution of debts without opening the door to a debt jubilee for the hoi polloi.  The Fed serve
Thursday, April 17, 2014
James Turk - Goldmoney
James Turk discusses the money bubble - Interviews
The Money Bubble: What To Do Before It Pops is the latest book by James Turk and John Rubino. In their first book The Coming Collapse of the Dollar and How To Profit From It: Make a Fortune by Investing in Gold and Other Hard Assets, the authors questioned the housing bubble and advised the public to buy gold. The Money Bubble goes one step further: rather than addressing discrete asset classes, it deals with the world's major currencies – and the bubble they represent. Turk talks about how the
Friday, April 11, 2014
James West - Midas Letter
Osisko vs. Goldcorp: An Industry ‘David and Goliath’
Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK) founder Sean Roosen is keeping mum about the hostile takeover of the company he started over a decade ago by Goldcorp (TSX:G) (NYSE:GG). Today Goldcorp sweetened the offer to $2.92 in cash plus 0.17 of a Goldcorp common share. At the time of this writing, that adds $4.57 for total consideration of $7.49 per Osisko share, for a total cash consideration of CA$3.63 billion. Osisko shares promptly shot up on the news to its current price of $7.62, giving it a fully dilu
Friday, April 11, 2014
Florian Grummes - The Silver GoldSpot
Gold and Silver
Arguments for lower prices: Overall Gold still is in a downtrend. US$1,525.00 remains the line in the sand. Gold will need much more time to break through this heavy resistance. Only a move above US$1,430.00 will indicate that the mid- and longer-term trend indeed has changed. Gold Monthly Chart: MACD sell signal active since november 2011 (this is extremely powerful and needs to change before one can really call the bottom). Due to Gold's recent strong performance it lo
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
  Imperialism Déjà Vu 
Fact; The world’s resources are finite. Fact; Supply is constrained and demand keeps growing along with the world’s population. Fact; A sustainable and secure supply of raw materials and energy is becoming the number one priority for all countries. Major powers are scrambling for as much of the world’s resources as they can control. Exploration and drilling intensify daily. Previously inaccessible or unprofitable areas are targeted - the days of easy access to the globe’s resources n
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Rick Ackerman
Only Obama Believes the Debate Is Over 
Like George Bush before him, Barack Obama unfurled a “Mission Accomplished!” banner last week that can only come back to haunt him. To assert, as Obama just did, that the Obamacare debate is settled is to flout hard truths that are negatively impacting the lives of virtually every American each and every day, hitting them literally where they live. Although the overweening arrogance of the man has undoubtedly blinded him to the risks of such hubris, Democrats running for their political lives
Monday, April 14, 2014
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Gold Futures Halted Again On Latest Furious Slamdown
They are not even trying to hide the gold manipulation these days. You would think with the recent spotlight on gold price fixing and lawsuit filed in March, the manipulators would at least retreat into the shadows for a few months. But this is not the case, as they chose tax day for the largest slam down of 2014. This action is clearly not-for-profit selling, which can only be interpreted as price manipulation. The regulators are bought off and/or appointed by the banks that are doing the manip
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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