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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
In the last 24 hours
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
More than 24 hours ago
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
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
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
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
Jay Taylor - Kitco
Here Is Why You Put Your Savings in Gold

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold's Transition Zone: Investor Strategy
Graceland Updates By Stewart Thomson1.The QE program created substantial hedge fund interest in gold-related ETFs.Unfortunately, QE never created the inflation the funds had anticipated.2.That’s because commercial banks held the QE money they received, “tight to the chest”, rather than loaning it to businesses and consumers.3.In a nutshell, by enlarging the money supply while GDP was falling, the Fed created deflation.4.So, if the Fed were to shrink the money supply now, or at least reduce its r
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Jeffrey Lewis
  Stuck Inside of the CME with the COMEX Blues Again
Precious metals prices remain range-bound over the short-term after a devastating three year run.From a technical standpoint, it doesn't look great; we are stuck in this limbo of tightly controlled price limbo while the world continues to melt apart for the 99.9%.COMEX positioning for the big banks and speculators has not changed that much over the last few months.JPM's short remains at around 50 days of world production.In fact, these spec longs who have been hanging in throughout may be the re
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Jeffrey Lewis
  The Great Silver Subsidization 
Understanding precious metal price reality is like walking through a house of mirrors. I spend a lot of time examining eyeballs. The magnification required to focus light on the retina is very strong. This causes an inverted image. What I see in the lower right of my view is actually the upper left area of the patient's eye.Like everything, it takes some practice. In the days before digital records, I would turn the paper chart upside down to record my drawings. It is similar to the interpretati
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
A difficult question
In a radio interview recently* I was asked a question to which I could not easily give a satisfactory reply: if the gold market is rigged, why does it matter? I have no problem delivering a comprehensive answer based on a sound aprioristic analysis of how rigging markets distorts the basis of economic calculation and why a properly functioning gold market is central to all other financial prices. The difficulty is in answering the question in terms the listeners understand, bearing in mind I was
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Blockchain Promises To Be As Disruptive A Technology As The Internet
Every once in a while a new idea blasts onto the scene out of nowhere - typically it is at first met with suspicion and distrust. If it has merit, it can start to become disruptive and awkward for incumbents, let's call them the “Safe Guys”. Safety and security are heralded as reasons why the new idea should be ignored. New ideas only really take off when someone somewhere, lets call him the “New Guy”, figures out how to monetise the hell out of the idea -- then New Guy types start to get wealth
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Jordan Roy Byrne - The Daily Gold
Strong Reversal Augurs for Rough September
In recent weeks we wrote about the ongoing consolidation in precious metals miners. We touched on the history of September, not as a bullish month but as an important inflection point. With the miners holding up well and Gold still holding its lows we thought a breakout could be coming. Yet we've been whipsawed before. Several times over the past year (and as recently as late July) we've written about the possibility of a final low in Gold to precede the next impulsive advance in the
Friday, September 05, 2014
Ty Andros - traderview
Useful Idiots and the Something For Nothing Society - Part V of V 
In this final chapter of Useful Idiots and the Something for Nothing society, we show the final elements leading to the societal and economic collapse that we are currently caught in. The system I have outlined here and in previous chapters is INSANE when viewed through the lens of history. Unfortunately, our leaders and our society have forgotten it and, therefore, we are doomed to repeat it. Nothing will stop it and very little can be done to slow it down. You must embrace it, ackn
Friday, September 05, 2014
Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Of course the Gold Price is manipulated, that’s the point! 
By Julian D. W. PhillipsThroughout history, there have been a constant flow of schemes to try to manipulate the gold price and gold itself in terms of paper money. These have come from governments, institutions as well as from individuals. The aim has always been to either establish the value of currencies or enhance that value in terms of gold. The first key to this is to ensure that the gold price is made in the paper currency and not the price of the paper currency in gold.At school you proba
Friday, September 05, 2014
David Chapman - SafeHaven
Gold Needs to be Rising in All Currencies...

Friday, September 05, 2014
John Ing - SafeHaven
Gold: The Money Printers vs Gold

Friday, September 05, 2014
Axel Merk - Merk Fund
Whats Next for the Dollar and Gold?
One reason markets tend to get a little nervous in September is that it?s time for investors to ponder about their asset allocation for the remainder of the year and beyond. With the markets at or near record highs and the US dollar on a roll, what could possibly go wrong? Let?s look at what?s next for the dollar, gold, and currencies.A couple of highlights:Equity markets are at or near record highs;Measures of complacency are near record levels (for example, the VIX index, a measure of implied
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
3 Important Gold Charts - Transparent Holdings Fall As Bullion Goes East To Russia and China
3 Important Gold Charts - Transparent Holdings Fall As Bullion Goes East To Russia and China Chart 1: Changes in Holdings (millions of oz) vs Gold Price Nick Laird of www.ShareLynx.com has compiled some great new charts on the transparency of public gold holdings over time. The charts were emailed to us Monday night. Sharelynx.com is one of the internet’s most comprehensive sources for market related charts and is well worth the subscription. The charts are very illuminating and provide great i
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Scott Silva - The Gold Speculator
  Frankenstein Fed, The Modern Prometheus
By Scott SilvaIf Mary Shelly were around today, she might have a cause of action against the Federal Reserve for copyright infringement. The Fed has stolen the storyline Shelly’s 1818 gothic novel, Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus. The case against the Fed’s criminal usurpation of intellectual property is strong; any schoolboy would see the obvious plagiarism, including the plot, the central characters, and even some of the dialog of the original science fiction horror story. Here is a summar
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold & Silver: Jobs Report Tactics
Graceland Updates By Stewart Thomson1.Gold has a rough general tendency to decline during the week leading up to the release of the US Employment Situation Report (jobs report).2.Following the release of that report (Friday at 8:30AM), gold tends to begin a decent minor or intermediate trend rally.3.Gold has exhibited this trading pattern for quite some time.It is likely to continue to do so, for the foreseeable future.4.Please click here now.On this two hour bars chart for gold, I’ve highlighte
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Clive Maund
Gold Market Update 
Gold and silver are at a critical juncture ? either they break down to new lows soon or a major new uptrend is about to start. Which is it? ? while we cannot be 100% sure either way, we can certainly attempt to figure which way they are likely to break. Gold and silver are at a critical juncture ? either they break down to new lows soon or a major new uptrend is about to start. Which is it? ? while we cannot be 100% sure either way, we can certainly attempt to figure which way they are likely
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
John Butler – We live in exceptional, interesting times
“The Matterhorn London Interviews – Aug 2014: John Butler” “We live in exceptional, interesting times” Video interview: In this 3rd of a series of London interviews that Lars Schall conducted for Matterhorn Asset Management this summer, Lars sits down with John Butler, CEO of Amphora Capital, and they talk about 3 of this year’s highlights in the world of international finance: 1 – the Launch of the BRICS Development Bank, 2- the Sino-Russia energy deal and 3- the Ukraine crisis. (19 minutes –
Monday, September 01, 2014
Bill Murphy - Le Metropole Cafe
The MOAMOPE
James C.McShirley’s comment here below is a must read. The advent of computer generated trading algorithms heralded a quantum leap forward in the quest for 24/7 control of markets. No longer were humans beings required to do such unseemly things as man trading desks or worry a whit if free markets were, if even infrequently, attempting to function.
Monday, September 01, 2014
Frank Shostak
The Yield Curve and Our Weakened Economy
So far in August the differential between the yield on the 10-year Treasury note and the yield on the 3-month Treasury bill stands at 2.38 percent against 2.95 percent in December 2013. Historically, the yield differential on average has led the yearly rate of growth of industrial production by fourteen months. This raises the likelihood that the growth momentum of industrial production will ease in the months ahead, all other things being equal. It is generally held that the shape of the
Monday, September 01, 2014
Jeffrey Lewis
  Silver and the Unmentionables 
The purpose of a taboo is to avoid destruction. Those who do not respect the taboos of a culture endanger the cultural identity.Therefore, disregarding the taboos produces self-destruction and/or destruction.Many of you read Jeff Clark's (of Casey Research) recent piece outlining the reasons why silver prices will likely move higher. It was a great piece from an organization with great reach. But it missed the unmentionable elephant in the room. Here is a summary in all its bullish glory.http://
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
The Credit Gradient 
The United States, and every country, is subject to a monetary authority and legal tender laws. Here in the U.S. we have the Federal Reserve, a central bank that plans money and credit. The Fed thought they had perfected their planning (but of course it cannot be perfected). They thought they had ended the boom and bust cycle, and brought us into a brave new era, their so-called great moderation that ended in 2008. All they really did was manage the banking system to the brink of insolvency. Let
Friday, August 29, 2014
Jay Taylor - Kitco
Long Dated U.S. Treasuries, Government Debt, and Gold

Friday, August 29, 2014
Deepcaster
Profiting from Coming QE / Debt Consequences
“Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital,… recently gave a presentation of his book….The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy – How to Save Yourself and Your Country, which warns that the next crisis will dwarf that of 2008…“Schiff reiterated a theme … that quantitative easing will never end, but the tolerance of the market for dollar-denominated assets will end and bring about the next crisis episode….”“Euro Pacific Capital’s Peter Schiff Warns of The Great Crash,” moneynews.com, 08/19/201
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Statism is Relativism With Reference Only To Itself 
"If relativism signifies contempt for fixed categories and those who claim to be the bearers of objective immortal truth, then there is nothing more relativistic than Fascist attitudes and activity. From the fact that all ideologies are of equal value, we Fascists conclude that we have the right to create our own ideology and to enforce it with all the energy of which we are capable. ” Benito Mussolini, Diuturna That philosophy described by Benito is fiat with a capital '
Thursday, August 28, 2014

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