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Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Why the Big Banks Are Terrified of Le Pen Winning in France (but not BREXIT or Trump)
France holds the first round of its Presidential election this weekend. The big worry for the markets is the fact that anti-Euro candidate Marin Le Pen could potentially win. Now, the polls show Le Pen as having NO chance of becoming Prime Minister.  Of course, the polls also showed that BREXIT would not happen and Hillary Clinton had a 98% of becoming President. We all know how those turned out. “So what?” one might ask, “why would a Le Pen victory matter? Both BREXIT and Trump’s Presidential e
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Michael Ballanger
Confusion Reigns. . .
A few days ago, I postulated that despite the seasonal weakness most were anticipating in May and despite the sharp increase in Commercial shorting that was still below 2016 levels, the precious metals would buck conventional wisdom and advance further into even greater degrees of overbought status. On Tuesday morning, after watching 22,000 contracts in June Gold completely wipe out every bid down to $1,280.60, causing a sympathetic crash in silver down to $18.06, I was not only ready to break
Friday, April 21, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The decline and fall of the EU
This article identifies the headwinds faced by the EU in the wake of Brexit.Without the UK, not only does the EU lose much of its importance on the world stage, but the Commission’s budget is left with an enormous hole. That is the decline. The fall is well under way, with capital flight significantly worse than generally realised, as a proper understanding of TARGET2 imbalances shows. Not only is the ECB running out of options, but without major support from Germany, France and Italy, Brussels
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Catalyst for Chaos
Up until very recently, stocks had been humming along without so much as a minor speedbump and volatility was becoming a distant memory. However, it now seems prudent to once again remind investors that this extremely overvalued market is headed for an epic crash. The Cassandras, myself included, have been wrong about this warning for what seems like a long time. Nevertheless, much like those who warned of a housing bubble a few years before the bottom completely fell out, reality is
Monday, March 27, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
“The Ultimatum”
Next week, I’ll be on vacation; and plan not to write.  That said, don’t be surprised if I do, as I have a nasty habit of waking up long before anyone else, with a craving to express myself; particularly, with so many PiMBEEB headlines to consider.  Either way, I invite you to visit the Miles Franklin Blog to check out the vast archive of everything I’ve ever published, going back to when I joined the firm in 2011.  Not to mention, to see what Miles Franklin is all about.  No bullion dealer prov
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Eurogroup Finance President Accuses Southern Europe of “Spending Money on Booze and Women then Begging for Help”
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch finance minister and president of the Eurogroup finance ministers, is in hot water today over derogatory statements regarding peripheral Europe. This compounds Dijsselbloem’s already significant problems as his party was trounced in the recent Dutch elections. Spain and Portugal now seek his ouster in addition to an apology. Please consider Protests Mount Over EU Dealmaker’s ‘Booze and Women’ Slur. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, a key euro area dealmaker, is facing calls to re
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The fateful date
Caesar: What sayest thou to me now? Speak once again. Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March. Caesar: He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pass. This famous advice, according to Shakespeare, was ignored with fatal consequences for Julius Caesar. Markets may be being similarly complacent ahead of this anniversary date next week. The Fed has signalled that it will raise interest rates at the FOMC’s March meeting, timed for the same day. It so happens that this fateful date coincides with the end of th
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Investing 101 – Beware Unallocated Gold Accounts With Indebted Bullion Banks and Mints (Part II)
Investors looking to gold again but gold buyers need to exert caution Royal Mint – a royally expensive way to help the government Unallocated gold – unsecured creditor of a bank? If you cannot hold it, you do not own it Own gold bullion coins as insurance, to reduce counter party risk and to preserve wealth Conclusion – Reduce counter parties, Don’t over complicate Yesterday we pointed out how the gold market is seeing renewed interest from new, first time gold buyers and gold investors. Conce
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
BIS Blames ECB for Rising Target2 Imbalances: Fear of Default
In the latest BIS Quarterly Review, the BIS points a finger at the ECB for rising Target2 imbalances. That sounds highly accusatory, but the BIS also claims this is a “benign by-product of the decentralized implementation of the asset purchase program (APP) rather than as a sign of renewed capital flight.” I strongly disagree that any of this is “benign” unless and until someone can tell me precisely how Italy, Spain, Greece, etc., are supposed to pay back the claims. From the BIS (this is comp
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Central banks and gold 
The very near future is likely to see a sea-change in central bankers’ attitude to the gold allocation in their reserves. The failure of G20 monetary policy since the financial crisis is causing a general rethink, which may eventually lead to a new policy direction.For now, that is undecided, beyond a growing acceptance that today’s monetary policy does not work and the assumptions of recent decades, that gold as money should be phased out, might have been a mistake.The idea, that Western centra
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
IT WILL ALL GO HORRIBLY WRONG
IT WILL ALL GO HORRIBLY WRONG By Egon von Greyerz To own gold is not climbing a wall of worry. For anyone who understands the problems that the world is now facing, physical gold ownership gives peace of mind and the best insurance that money can buy. So why is less than 0.5% of world financial assets invested in gold and gold stocks? There are several reasons for this. Firstly, 100 years of massive credit expansion and money printing have mainly inflated the asset classes that investors underst
Friday, March 3, 2017
Bullion Vault
'Momentum Traders' Keep Gold Prices Near 3-Month High Ahead of Trump, Yellen Speeches
GOLD PRICES remained close to 3-month highs on Monday morning in London as world stock markets slipped further from last week's new all-time highs ahead of this week's key speeches from US President Trump and Fed Chair Janet Yellen, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Gold traded in a $6 range around last week's close of $1257 per ounce, near the highest level since Trump's presidential election victory last November.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Global (economic) warming
If the economy was on its uppers, Trumpenomics could be reasonably compared with Reaganomics. But that is not the case. The economy is operating close to capacity, ....any further fiscal and monetary expansion will begin to create .... economic overheating.A failure to understand the credit cycleFew, if any macroeconomic commentators, seem to be aware of how the global economy is performing. Their selective reliance on duff and out-of-date statistics forces them to anticipate what lies ahead by
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Martin Armstrong: “EU in Disintegration Mode”
Martin Armstrong Frames the Issue Famous market forecaster Martin Armstrong wrote a recent article describing the current situation in Europe. Similar to our article, “Trouble Brewing in the EU”, the Armstrong's piece discusses growing discontent and fractures in the E.U. Martin Armstrong observes that, “The EU leadership is really trying to make Great Britain pay dearly for voting to exit the Community. Like the socialists in American, it’s our way or no way. The left may call the right the “
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Chris Vermeulen - GoldandOilGuy
The New Gold Rush Of 2017!
Gold to Regain Its Gleam! One question that gold investors are asking now is, will 2017 be as spectacular for the yellow metal as it was in 2016? The short and sweet answer to this is YES. The dollar, gold and the major U.S. stock exchanges will all see new highs. Gold is currently in a "complex corrective correction" while experiencing its' last pullback, beforehand. Both the short-term outlook and the long-term outlook for gold is BULLISH!  Trumps' victory win is a positive for gold
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
First Trump, Now Dudley! Next Up, Yellen!
Given yesterday’s historic news, of Trump blind-siding the gold Cartel’s principal propaganda meme of the past 20 years – the “strong dollar policy” – by saying the “dollar’s too strong”; and thus, taking the “final currency war” thermonuclear; you probably thought I’d start with something gold-related.  I’m not, but I couldn’t resist showing you just how desperate the Cartel is to survive, “Cartel Heralding” gold seven times in the 24 hours since Trump’s “weak dollar policy” comments.  But have
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
Black Magic Fraud to be Exposed in 2017 – Gold up 300X
At the beginning of a new year it would be totally natural to forecast what the likely events and trends will be for 2017. A lot of experts around the world will predict a number of “new” events as if a lot of things will change just because we are entering a new year. But sadly, I will disappoint everyone and not change direction in any single area that I have been talking about for many years. Trends don’t change because we are in a new year. The principal long term trends take a long time to
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Sprott Money
Silver Prices and the Russian Connection - Gary Christenson
Silver prices nearly reached $50.00 in April of 2011. They crashed to a low under $14 in December of 2015 and currently (December 2016) sit at about $16. Silver prices, in our increasingly unreal debt based fiat currency world, streak higher and subsequently crash to unbelievable lows. Option One: Silver prices are near the end of their correction and will rally substantially higher. Why? Exponential increases in debt and total currency in circulation lift the prices for nearly everything, i
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Yuan's Day of Reckoning
China's economy and markets have been defying the laws of economics since 2009. Amid a worldwide financial crisis during that year, they managed to grow their economy by 8.7%. But that growth was fueled by a $586 billion dollar government stimulus package, which was followed by an additional $20 trillion dollars in new construction spending over the next seven years. China's economy became the envy of the world as the economy expanded through the edict of government to build massive ci
Monday, December 19, 2016
Sprott Money
Interest Rate Turn? - Gary Christenson
Interest rates have bottomed and will rise substantially during the next decade. OR: Interest rates CAN’T rise because rising rates will crash governments, economies, derivatives, equity markets and more. ********************** Consider the chart below for the monthly 10 year T-Note Index of Interest Rates. Average drop in interest rates was about 2.5%. Date Rate Rate Jan. 2000 6.82% High Nov. 2001 4.09% Low Apr. 2002 5.46% High June 2003 3.07%
Monday, December 19, 2016
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