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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
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Of Kings and Gold. Has China Cornered the Gold Market?
Alasdair Macleod talks about the evidence that China has amassed over 13,000 tonnes of gold, exceeding U.S. Treasury claims, and as such may have cornered the gold market. Listen to the interview with Jay Taylor on VoiceAmerica.
Monday, April 21, 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
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
Deepcaster
Unspinning the Spin
“Former Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary, Paul Craig Roberts, speculates that the U.S. Government has recruited its satellite countries, like Belgium, to compensate for the ‘tapering’ being done with purchases of U.S. Treasuries by the Federal Reserve.”“U.S. recruits satellites to compensate for Fed’s ‘tapering’ Roberts tells KWN,” gata.org, 04/16/2014Indeed, “Tiny” Belgium is now the holder of the third largest Hoard of U.S. Treasuries. Fancy that!It appears the Fed’s “Tapering” is being at le
Friday, April 18, 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
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
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
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
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
Gold is the world’s only ultimate asset 
Stewart Thomson is the president of Graceland Investment Management Ltd. and owner of GU Trader, which is a gold futures/ETF trading service. High net worth individuals around the world follow his newsletter Graceland Updates on a daily basis, which features his technical analysis of gold and precious metals, energy and more (see: www.gracelandupdates.com). He developed the “PGEN”, which is a unique capital allocation program. It is designed to allow investors of any size to mimic the action of
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Emerging Dynamics of Petro-Yuan Standard 
The shocks will be many as the USDollar struggles and falls off the global financial stage in full view. The desperate maneuvers like in Syria and Ukraine should be seen as last ditch efforts to save a dying system. For two decades the USDollar has been defended by military means. Worse, for 50 years the USGovt has been a hidden nazi enclave of wicked fascists who have hidden behind their overt disdain for communism, with Kissinger the flag bearer, with Brzezinski the ideologue, with Papa Bush the executor, with narcotics and genetics and gold thefts their principal agenda.
Friday, April 04, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Counting Blessings and Tender Mercies
The markets were quiet today, for a stock option expiration ahead of a three day weekend. Next Thursday there will be an option expiration on the Comex for precious metals on Thursday the 24th. I would expect it to be relatively quite since May is not a major contract month. There were more deliveries on the April contract declared, but almost no activity in the Comex warehouses. Every person must have a purpose that takes them outside of themselves.  And so I thank God for the opportunity
Sunday, April 20, 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
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold Crash Anniversary Day
Graceland Updates By Stewart Thomson1.As gold traded in the $1310 area a week ago, I said, “The door of possibility is now open to some further strength, with a short term target of about $1320 -$1325.”2.To view the rough path that I laid out for gold, please click here now. 3.Gold should continue to trade in a loose sideways pattern until the Indian election results are released in late May.4.Please click here now.That’s the current daily gold chart. Gold is holding up reasonably well, consider
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Market Report: Economies stalling
It wasn't meant to be like this: six years of global money-printing should have guaranteed economic recovery. Until very recently, there was hope that finally the medicine was having some effect; but in the last few weeks investors have become noticeably more cautious. Is it Ukraine, or is it the slow-down in China? Whatever the story the truth is revealed in the chart of recent US bond prices shown below. The Long Bond yield is leading the way downwards, having broken below the 3.5% level, and
Friday, April 18, 2014
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold, Banks, & Interest Rates
Graceland Updates By Stewart Thomson1.In many countries, inflation is beginning to creep higher.Please click here now.That’s the Australia CPI (Consumer Price Index), courtesy of Trading Economics.The next report will be released today.Note the recent jump in prices.It comes as the Western economic recovery enters a more mature stage.2.Inflationary pressures normally tend to appear after a period of strong growth.When central banks raise interest rates to combat that inflation, a strong economy
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Clive Maund
Gold Market Update 
In the context of the magnitude of the rally from the December lows that preceded it, gold’s reaction from its March highs, see 1-year chart below, seems like a reasonable correction, although there have been some factors indicating that this is not a normal healthy reaction, such as the high downside volume, particularly in stocks. In the context of the magnitude of the rally from the December lows that preceded it, gold’s reaction from its March highs, see 1-year chart below, seems like a re
Monday, April 21, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The Bank of England, 1844-1913
In 1844, there was a new regulation of the Bank of England called the Bank Charter Act of 1844, also known as Peel's Act. Read Wikipedia on the Bank Charter Act of 1844 This officially made the Bank of England the sole issuer of banknotes in England, although it was functionally the sole issuer before then. It also split the Bank into two Departments: an Issue Department, wholly responsible for banknotes, and a Banking Department, which was not involved in
Monday, April 21, 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
Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
  Banker Liars, New Currency, Fatal Errors, Psycho War 
A global clash of nations is underway in full gear. The storm is picking up speed, power, intensity, and damaging force. Many are the swirls of the current situation. A hodgepodge of topics have been caught and trapped, best to discharge on paper, the effect like a wondrous enema. The banker lies grow thicker, as they are unable to so easily deceive anymore. The potential currency fix appears more imminent, as the solution seen as an assault on American interests (military angle). Any nation get
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Foreign Exchange Rates 1913-1941 #3: The Brief Rebuilding of the World Gold Standard System
Today, we continue our investigation of currency history in the 1914-1941 period. April 6, 2014: Foreign Exchange Rates 1913-1941 #2: The Currency Upheavals of the Interwar Period March 30, 2014: Foreign Exchange Rates 1913-1941: Just Looking At the Data Colombia: As befits a Latin American country within the U.S. sphere of influence, Colombia's history mirrors that of the U.S. dollar.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Michael S. Rozeff - Lew Rockwell
The Radioactive Albatross 
Empires over-expand, over-reach and fail. Their ineptitude is gargantuan because their organization is an umbrella over diffuse and contradictory interests and forces. Those at the top don’t know what goes on beneath them, cannot obtain good information, can’t control those below them, can’t formulate clear goals, can’t measure whether they are attaining those goals, are subject to biased advice, act on their own biases, and govern with the weaknesses and limitations endemic to all human beings.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
Gold price suppression -- why, how, and how long 
Most financial journalism and most academic teaching maintain that gold is at best a quaint antique. I'm here to argue that gold not only remains money but may again be the best and most important money -- to argue that, even more than this, gold is in fact the secret knowledge of the financial universe. Gold already is so important that Western central banks -- particularly the U.S. Treasury and its Exchange Stabilization Fund, the Federal Reserve, and allied central banks -- rig the gold market every day, even hour by hour, to control and usually suppress gold's price.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint
Sprott PHYS redemptions arbitrage driven 
Sprott PHYS fund redemptions show up in the first few days of a month, and for March there were no redemptions. This lack of news is actually news as it confirms for me that the redemptions we have seen in the past (see here) were driven by an arbitrage opportunity. Below is a graph that demonstrates this. First I took the reported premium/discount to Net Asset Value (NAV) and subtracted the $5 per ounce redemption cost. This is graphed in green (for a profit) and red (for a loss) in percenta
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Theodore Butler - Butler Research
  What Really Happened To Bear Stearns? 
Six years ago the well-known investment bank Bear Stearns imploded. In February 2008, Bear Stearns stock traded as high as $93; by mid-March the insolvent company agreed to be taken over by JPMorgan for $2 a share (later raised to $10 after class-action lawsuits). In the annals of Wall Street, there was hardly a more sudden demise than the fall of Bear Stearns. The cause was said to be a run on the bank as nervous investors pulled assets from the firm. Bear Stearns was said to be levered by 35 t
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint
  US deep storage gold reserves bar list made public 
Warren James (the guru of ETF bar list analysis) was tipped off by a reader that the US government had a bar list of its deep storage gold reserves on its website, see Victor's tweets here for details and links. Warren's initial comments are: "Have already perused the bar numbers - a stack of Rand/Matthey/Rothschild bars there but no match (obviously) for the bar signatures we have in ETF data and happy to say that the sequences are consistent with the data we have. They are (again as you might
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - Pop Go the Weasels - Thank You To Zerohedge et al. 
Stocks dumped hard on post end of quarter selling, even though the economic news was not too hot and not too cold. The metals came roaring off their oversold conditions with gold leading the push higher. There was little activity in the Comex gold warehouse, and a few more traders stood for delivery. I explained again the other day that not all those who stop a futures contract for delivery actually end up taking the physical gold. And further, if they do take it, that may not be reflected
Sunday, April 06, 2014
James Turk - Goldmoney
Western Central Banks to run out of gold this year
As global markets continue to see some wild trading, today James Turk told King World News that Western central banks are going to run out of gold this year. This is one of Turk's most important interviews because he is now predicting that the West will run out of gold to keep the price suppressed. Turk also followed up on his viral interview which covered the unprecedented and historic backwardation we are seeing in the gold market. Click here to hear the interview
Thursday, April 24, 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
Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
We Have Seen This Play Before 
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in “The Telegraph” (www.telegraph.co.uk, April 2, 2014) is quite worried about deflation in the Eurozone; he says it may become entrenched, which would lead to economic disaster for Europe. What we are seeing is a repeat performance, on the world stage, of a previous failed experiment with fiat money, as documented by Andrew Dickson White, in his classic book: “Fiat Money Inflation in France 1790 -1797”, reprinted in 1933, when a great believer in monetary tinkering was j
Monday, April 07, 2014

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