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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
David Jensen
Enormous Paper Silver Trading Volumes ...
Interview with Jay Taylor on August 26, 2014 discussing the Enormous paper silver trading volumes on LBMA and physical silver premia. Jay Taylor Interviews Daved Jensen MP3 Topics: 1. Continued Shanghai Gold Exchange and Shanghai Metal Exchange physical metals premia vs. LBMA/LPPM pricing: SGE Gold: $1286.29 /oz & premium of $ -0.71/oz. = -.1 % premium vs LBMA SGE Silver: $21.12 /oz & premium of $1.59 /oz. = +8.1% premium vs LBMA SME Palladium $1,031.06
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Chris Powell - GATA
State Department agrees to try looking for gold records again 
Three years ago GATA more or less won its freedom-of-information lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, in which GATA sought access to the Fed's records involving gold swaps. While the court found that most of the Fed's records involving gold swaps were exempt from disclosure under the law, GATA's initial inquiry to the Fed produced an admission that the Fed indeed has secret gold swap arrangements with foreign b
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
A Bond Paid For and Denominated In Gold: A Rhyme From the Past
I don't think that we have seen such a thing since the gold bonds issued in the US, which went the way of the twenty dollar gold piece in the early part of the 20th century. There is a Bloomberg story on this today that is not generally available so I do not have a link as yet. It will be added as it becomes available.  An astute reader sent it my way. Here is a link to the actual bond announcement on the JSE site. As you may recall, South Africa puts the 'S' in BRICS. Most Americans will st
Monday, August 25, 2014
Frank Shostak
Why Isn’t Monetary Pumping Helping the Economy? 
Despite all the massive monetary pumping over the past six years and the lowering of interest rates to almost zero most commentators have expressed disappointment with the pace of economic growth. For instance, the yearly rate of growth of the European Monetary Unit (EMU) real GDP fell to 0.7 percent in Q2 from 0.9 percent in the previous quarter. In Q1 2007 the yearly rate of growth stood at 3.7 percent. In Japan the yearly rate of growth of real GDP fell to 0 percent in Q2 from 2.7 percent in
Monday, August 25, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
New 'LBMA Silver Price' - Still Not Transparent 
Today’s LBMA silver price was USD 19.86 per ounce. Yesterday’s LBMA silver fix was USD 19.86 per ounce. Gold and silver remained in lockdown today and yesterday - gold rose a tiny $1.40 yesterday to $1,313.00/oz and silver a marginal 8 cents to $19.92/oz. Silver in US Dollars (1970 to Today) - LBMA Overnight, silver and gold in singapore were flat as they were in London prior and after the new ‘LBMA silver price’. Futures trading volume has picked up and was about average for the past 100 days
Monday, August 18, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Gold Holdings of Central Banks and Governments 2: The Larger View, 1850-2000
We've been looking at some history of the gold holdings of central banks and governments. August 10, 2014: Gold Holdings of Central Banks and Governments, 1913-1941 August 3, 2014: The Reichsbank, 1924-1941 July 27, 2014: The Bank of France, 1914-1941 July 20, 2014: The Bank of England, 1914-1941 July 18, 2014: Foreign Exchange Rates 1913-1941 #8: A Brief Summary June 22, 2014: Forei
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Dan Popescu - GoldBroker
Interview with Ronald-Peter Stöferle: Monetary Tectonics and Gold
My exclusive interview with Ronald-Peter Stöferle, Incrementum Liechtenstein AG, co-author of the In Gold we Trust 2014 report. “We are currently on a journey to the outer reaches of the monetary universe. We believe that the monetary experiments currently underway will have numerous unintended consequences, the extent of which is difficult to gauge today. Gold, as the antagonist of unbacked paper currencies, remains an excellent hedge against rising price inflation and worst-case scenarios. T
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
How Can the State Bank of India Pay Interest in Gold?
An article caught my eye this week. The Tirumala Tirupati Temple in India has deposited gold at the State Bank of India, and is getting paid interest on their deposit. There is something unique about this. The interest is paid in gold. To understand why no one else is paying interest in gold, let’s first look at how one can use any asset class to make a dollar income: speculation. Buy something. Wait. Sell it at a higher price. You can use bonds, stocks, real estate, artwork, or classic Ferraris
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
Gold Videocast: Jim Rickards & Peter Schiff on Gold & Currency Wars
In his latest Gold Videocast, Peter Schiff meets with Jim Rickards, author of The Death of Money, for an exclusive interview about gold?s role in the international currency wars.Jim Rickards is Chief Global Strategist at the West Shore Funds, and Director of The James Rickards Project, an inquiry into the complex dynamics of geopolitics + global capital. In The Death of Money, Rickards shows why another monetary system collapse is rapidly approaching ? and why this time, nothing less than the in
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Bullion Banks: Unexpected Allies
Graceland Updates By Stewart Thomson1.Most investors buy gold because they are nervous about the financial system, government debt/bureaucracy, central bank money printing, and dangerous geopolitical developments.In a nutshell, that’s the “fear trade” for gold.2.The fear trade is a great reason to own a core position in gold now, and forever.Gold should be the first item bought in any investment portfolio.That’s because lowest risk assets must be bought first, not the ones that appear to offer t
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Chris Martenson
On the Path To War 
The US is clearly now pushing Russia towards war. But if you read the signs correctly, Russia has been preparing for exactly this outcome for many years. Out of several reasons that US power brokers specifically -- but western power brokers more generally -- are deeply unhappy with Russia right now is that Russia is committing a cardinal sin: it is openly, brazenly calling for an end to dollar dominance and has moved aggressively with China to achieve that aim. No oil-rich country that has tried
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Ron Paul
US Sanctions on Russia May Sink the Dollar 
The US government's decision to apply more sanctions on Russia is a grave mistake and will only escalate an already tense situation, ultimately harming the US economy itself. While the effect of sanctions on the dollar may not be appreciated in the short term, in the long run these sanctions are just another step toward the dollar's eventual demise as the world's reserve currency. Not only is the US sanctioning Russian banks and companies, but it also is trying to strong-arm
Monday, August 11, 2014
Dan Popescu - GoldBroker
Gold and Silver - The Eternal Monetary Couple
Roy W. Jastram, in his book, The Golden Constant, says, “When we go so far back into price history as I do here we are like the archeologist. We nurse together the evidence that has survived with as much test of its validity as is available to us. Statistics, like archeology, is an inexact science when practiced on numbers that are remote and fragmentary.”(1) This should always be kept in mind when analyzing economic data of any kind. Just when they announced the end of gold and silver in 2000,
Monday, August 11, 2014
Jordan Roy Byrne - The Daily Gold
Miners Next Move: Breakout or Breakdown? 
We've been very bullish on the miners since January but became concerned recently with the poor technical action in the metals (specifically Gold). Last month the mining indices were very close to a major breakout yet couldn't punch through. This signaled that Gold could begin a deeper decline and the miners would be vulnerable. However, Gold failed to break below $1280 while the miners have continued to digest their early summer gains and hold support. In addition, Gold
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Michael J. Kosares - USA Gold
The Gold Owners’ Guide to the Rest of 2014 
Over the next few weeks, I will make a series of posts on the current state of affairs as they relate to the gold market. So stay tuned to this page. . . . . Let me start the proceedings with this — a repast on the nature of the human predicament 2014. Below is a follow-up to Richard Russell’s stated concerns (scroll below) onthe persistence of war and inflation in human affairs.
Monday, August 04, 2014
Deepcaster
Surmounting Distortions & News Blackouts Threatening Investments
Week Ending (08/01/2014)“Booming Initial Estimate for Second-Quarter GDP Largely Was Fluff….“With the government’s estimates of GDP activity so far removed from reality, the issue here is not whether the U.S. economy is booming along or not.It is not; it never recovered from the collapse into 2008 and 2009.The issue with today’s numbers is in the timing of a more-formal financial-market and political recognition of the issues and ongoing severe difficulties involved here for consumers….“The GDP
Friday, August 01, 2014
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold's Strong Season Starts
Gold?s strong season is just getting underway, with this metal?s summer-doldrums seasonal low in place.The past couple months? stiff headwinds are starting to shift to fierce tailwinds, thanks to Asian demand ramping up heading into autumn.Gold?s pronounced seasonality is very important for all investors and speculators to understand, as today?s inflection point is a very bullish omen for this still-unloved asset.Gold seasonality is somewhat counterintuitive, with its mined supply essentially co
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold: Let The Good Times Roll?
Graceland Updates By Stewart Thomson1.Which song would best describe the current state of the global gold market?Perhaps it would be,“Good Times Roll”, by the 1970s rock band “The Cars”.2.During the first six months of 2014, there have been quite a number of events that are positive for the gold market, and there was a big one yesterday.3.Please click here now. That’s the monthly FXI-NYSE chart, which I refer to as the “Chinese Dow”.4.Gold and most commodities began a multi-year decline in 2011,
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
  Joy 
If I have learned anything in the past few years, it is that work and money and the markets are only things.   Important, but only as means to the ends, which are the real stores of value. And so I will enjoy the rest of the day, and the good news I have just received, and be back tomorrow.  And the markets will still be there, as I hope that you and I will also be. Things can be replaced.  People can't.  When the stars burn out, and the planets and all material wealth turns to dust, only the
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Charleston Voice
FDR: The Great Gold Confiscator Speaks *audio*
It's hard to imagine a greater theft from the American people than their personal gold savings.  This stolen gold was then exchanged to foreign bankers for irredeemable paper dollars. The continuing thievery by the Federal Reserve of American's productivity by debt and inflation continues unabated to impoverish and enslave us. Published by Charleston Voice FDR: THE GREAT GOLD CONFISCATOR Advancing Tyranny under a cover of "patriotism" and "sacrifice". Using the theme of a "caring go
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Jeffrey Lewis
Central Banks and The Dollar Hitting the BRICS 
“We are pleased to announce the signing of the Treaty for the establishment of the BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) with an initial size of US $100 billion. This arrangement will have a positive precautionary effect, help countries forestall short-term liquidity pressures, promote further BRICS cooperation, strengthen the global financial safety net and complement existing international arrangements.... The Agreement is a framework for the provision of liquidity through currency swaps
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Jeff Clark - Casey Research
Gold : Western Delusions vs. Chinese Realities 
I don’t want to say that mainstream analysts are stupid when it comes to China’s gold habits, but I did look up how to say that word in Chinese… One report claims, for example, that gold demand in China is down because the yuan has fallen and made the metal more expensive in the country. Sounds reasonable, and it has a grain of truth to it. But as you’ll see below, it completely misses the bigger picture, because it overlooks a major development with how the country now imports precious metals
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Jeffrey Lewis
Silver Before it’s Too Late 
The ongoing plight of the long term value investor continues - seemingly without end. However, decades of exuberance and greed have colluded. The financial establishment has created an accident waiting to happen. The mainstream has not "priced in" risk, which makes it even harder to travel the road less traveled.And once the accident happens, it may be too late.If silver prices were to suddenly move back toward natural price equilibrium, there would naturally (not always the best thing) be a rus
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Devaluations of the 1930s Don't Justify Today's Funny Money Excess
Without question, the Great Depression was a time when the political consensus moved from a Classical “hard money” approach towards a Mercantilist “soft money” approach — leading, ultimately, to today’s “print until the pain goes away” reaction. Actually, this trend had started in the later 19th century, and was not fully expressed until the 1970s – an evolution stretching over a hundred years or more. But, the experience of the Great Depression period of the 1930s st
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
Gold Manipulators are Desperate 
With virtually empty gold vaults, the central banks and bullion banks are now becoming desperate. The action we are seeing in the paper gold market with the recent $50 takedown is yet more proof of the corner that the gold manipulators have put themselves into by having virtually no physical gold left. A rising gold price is dangerous for the manipulators. This would inevitably lead to more physical demand, something that would be disastrous for the manipulators. As the holders of paper gold b
Saturday, July 19, 2014
James Turk - Goldmoney
James Turk and John Rubino interview with J Taylor Media
James Turk, John Rubino, Daniel McAdams and David Jensen return as guests on the next radio program. Turk and Rubino discusses their new book, "The Money Bubble. What to Do Before it Pops?" Both men believe, as does your host, that economic pathology is built into our economic system through fiat money and anti-market policies that ruin capitalism. Listen to the full interview here.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Chris Martenson
The Electrical Grid May Well Be The Next War's Battlefield 
We talk a lot about Peak Cheap Oil as the Achilles' heel of the exponential monetary model, but the real threat to the quality of our daily lives would be a sustained loss of electrical power. Anything over a week without power for any modern nation would be a serious problem. When the power goes out, everything just stops. For residential users, even a few hours begins to intrude heavily as melting freezers, dying cell phones, and the awkward realization that we don't remember how to play board
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Jeffrey Lewis
The Perfect Crime and the Plight of the Modern Silverite
Silver is not just any old commodity. It is old money. Despite massive efforts and price fixing, clipping and manipulation, it has remained central to monetary and political systems for centuries. Today it is small and relatively dark in the context of modern investing.Desperate times call for desperate measures. And the desperation to buy and hold metal should simply be proportional to the desperation of the will of the monetary powers to maintain the status quo.Here's a quote from ZeroHedge th
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Paul Volcker Dreams of a "New Bretton Woods." But What Would That Look Like?
Out of the “currency wars” of the 1930s, and then World War II, came a shared dream among the non-communist states: to establish a stable economic environment for business and trade. Representatives from forty-four countries met at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, and recreated the world gold standard system. The U.S. dollar was officially linked to gold at $35/ounce, its gold parity since 1934. Other currencies were linked to the dol
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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