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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
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
Jan Skoyles - The Real Asset Co
What’s going on with silver? 
According to many analysts surveyed at the beginning of the year 2014 was not supposed to be a good one for silver. In fact in January we reported that many silver forecasts saw the silver price averaging around $21 per ounce. We are now in a mind-set where any activity above $20 per ounce is greeted with positivity and chatter about a recovery in the price. Is this what we have to look forward to? Pop-ups above $20? We take a look at what’s been going on this year and a couple of the issues aff
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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
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
Dan Popescu - GoldBroker
Gold and the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) 
There is no doubt that our actual international monetary standard based on the US dollar, in place since the breaking of the Bretton Woods accords in 1971, is living its last days. What will replace it? On August 15, 1971, Richard Nixon, United States President, addressed the nation announcing the "temporary" suspension of the dollar's convertibility into gold. In the address, he also stated, “In full cooperation with the International Monetary Fund and those who trade with us, we will press fo
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Clif Droke
How will gold respond to global deflation?
With economies slowing down in China, Japan, Eastern Europe and other regions of the globe, many investors wonder if 2014 will deliver another global deflationary epidemic.  As I?ll explain in this commentary, the next six months has the potential to be the most exciting period for investors since the 2010 financial crisis in Europe.After the disappointment of last week?s European Central Bank (ECB) meeting, investors continue to wait in vain for a policy shift announcement from the bank?s presi
Wednesday, April 09, 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
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
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
Max Keiser Interviews Egon von Greyerz about Fed Policy, Dollar Devaluation and Gold Pri
Max Keiser interviews Egon von Greyerz of Matterhorn Asset Management in Switzerland about Fed policy, dollar devaluation, gold price manipulation and wealth preservation.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
James Howard Kunstler
Forward Guidance 
Guess what? There is none. Rather, the Federal Reserve practice of Delphically divulging its intentions ought to be understood as the master pretense of US economic life — the delusion that wise persons are actually in control of anything. The result of this guidance continues to be the mis-pricing of everything, especially the cost of money as represented in the operations of debt, and hence the value of everything denominated in money.      The interventions of our central bank have really bee
Monday, April 07, 2014
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Gold and Silver Speculation
There is a stark difference between the states of the markets for the monetary metals. The number of open futures contracts in gold is low, while in silver it’s high. First, let’s look at the data and then we’ll discuss what it means. Here is the graph showing the open interest. The picture is clear enough. Since the beginning of fall, the number of gold contracts has blipped up and down and now there are somewhat fewer (-3.7%). Meanwhile, the number of silver contracts has gone up substantiall
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
Bail-In Protection 
Regardless of unprecedented central bank measures since the 2008 financial crisis, such as Quantitative Easing (QE) and Zero Interest Rate Policies (ZIRP), many major banks and financial institutions still remain vulnerable to insolvency today. In the next major market meltdown, rather than the public again bailing-out the too big to fail banks... the private sector will likely be called upon to bail-in insolvent banks and financial institutions.           What is a Bank Bail-in?
Tuesday, April 08, 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
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
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
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold Surges & Dow Swoons
Graceland Updates By Stewart Thomson1.A week ago, gold had fallen to about $1277, and many investors and analysts turned bearish there.2.In contrast, I suggested that the Western gold community should focus on the potential for immediate upside price action.3.Please click here now.That’s the scenario I laid out a week ago.4.To compare that suggested path for gold, with what actually transpired, please click here now.5.Gold rallied to my $1308 - $1310 target area.The door of possibility is now op
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist
My Bet That the Bud Biz is a Bitty Bubble and Not the Next Big Thing
It’s deja vu all over again and it was kick-started a couple of trading days before PDAC. That’s when a Vancouver-based shell that was once a junior “miner” but never mined anything except the stock market announced a change of business. This sort of thing happens all the time in a bear market. What was unusual in this particular instance was the nature of the business change: The company announced it was morphing into a medical marijuana merchant bank.
Friday, April 11, 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
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
James West - Midas Letter
  Markets are Rigged and the Media Acts Like That’s News
Michael Lewis’ new book Flash Boys is causing a bit of a ruckus, and he’s being paraded out onto mainstream media stages everywhere as if the book’s message is nothing short of a brilliant revelation. The premise – that High Frequency Traders’ exploitation of deficiencies in electronic trading systems constitutes a rigged market – is neither revelatory nor relevant, in the big picture. Its funny, but the sound bite that is the summary of the book’s content – “Markets are rigged” stands more as a
Monday, April 07, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Foreign Exchange Rates 1913-1941 #2: The Currency Upheavals of the Interwar Period
Last week, we started to look at the history of currency values in the 1913-1941 period. I'm still not sure this will be worthwhile, but the initial results were fairly interesting. March 30, 2014: Foreign Exchange Rates 1913-1941: Just Looking At the Data France: The french franc was another significant currency of that time, with what one might call a "leadership role" in currency affairs. In other words, other countries would react to or
Tuesday, April 08, 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
Jeffrey Lewis
The Accidental End to Silver Price Manipulation 
It should be clear now to most precious metals observers that gold and silver price manipulation is just as common to the metals as it is to every other asset class. And equally evident should be the realization that resolution will not come from organized efforts. Be it regulation or legal class action, market forces will more than likely assert themselves. With silver (and gold to less of a degree), it's strictly "look the other way" from a regulatory stand point. The greater market and public
Monday, March 31, 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
Jeffrey Lewis
Gold, Silver and the Gathering Crypto Currency Storm
Much controversy surrounds comparisons between precious metals and the growing number of crypto currencies. In some ways an ideological wedge has formed between hard asset investors and the most vocal of electronic currency advocates.While both investment options remain relatively sequestered from the mainstream spotlight, they both offer fascinating perspectives for understanding the ongoing monetary and financial crisis.Crypto StormThe rise of decentralized, anonymous, and freely traded electr
Saturday, February 08, 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
Jordan Roy Byrne - The Daily Gold
An Update on Gold
It's been a while since we looked at Gold in a vacuum. We've focused on the gold stocks as they have led the sector. We covered Silver last week. Gold is more interesting because in its current state its more difficult to draw a strong conclusion. One could look at the evidence and go either way. Today Gold is back above $1300. Is this the start of a run to and past $1400? I don't know. My gut says more range bound activity is ahead. First lets take a look at the Gold bear analog char
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Lew Rockwell
What Libertarianism Is, and Isn’t 
The explosive growth in the number of converts to libertarianism since Ron Paul first ran for president is one of the most exciting developments of my life. But I’d like to issue a note of caution. There are several ways a young libertarian can distinguish himself. He can be an effective communicator of libertarian ideas as a writer or speaker. He can employ his unique talents — as an artist, animator, interviewer, or whatever — to convey the libertarian message in new and compelling ways. He ca
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Jordan Roy Byrne - The Daily Gold
A Golden Opportunity Coming in Silver
Silver has been in a bear market for almost three years and the recent lack of strength suggests the metal could be headed for new lows. New lows are always bearish until the last one. Our technical work suggests that we should watch for a final low and end to the bear market in the coming months. This chart plots every major bear market in Silver dating back 45 years (excluding the 1980-1982 bubble bust). It plots them on the same time scale as the current bear market. Excluding the 1
Monday, March 31, 2014

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