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James Howard Kunstler
If You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It 
Various readers, fans, blog commenters, Facebook trolls, and auditors twanged on me all last week about my continuing interest in the RussiaRussiaRussia hysteria, though there is no particular consensus of complaint among them — except for a general “shut up, already” motif. For the record, I’m far more interested in the hysteria itself than the Russia-meddled-in the-election case, which I consider to be hardly any case at all beyond 13 Russian Facebook trolls. The hysteria, on the other hand, o
Monday, March 19, 2018
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Are We Going to $1,120 or $1,510 No Matter What, Own Some Gold!
Who will win: bulls or bears? The LBMA published its annual forecast survey for precious metals prices in 2018. Gold prices range from $1,120 to $1,510. Where is the price of the yellow metal headed? Summary of the Survey The views of about 30 analysts in the 2018 forecasts are strongly divergent. The average price of gold is projected to be $1,318, so it is expected to be around the current level, but almost 5 percent higher than the last year’s average of $1,257.12. However, the average gold p
Friday, March 16, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Unmoved, Hits 5-Week Low vs GBP as US Backs UK Over Russian Spy Attack
GOLD PRICES were unmoved Thursday by worsening tensions between Nato and Russia over the poisoning in Britain of a former spy, holding $5 below last week's finish to trade at $1318 per ounce as world stock markets also held flat overall. Silver also slipped, trading 1% down for the week so far at $16.43 as major Western bond prices rose, edging interest rates down. Russian bond yields rose as Mo
Friday, March 16, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Spikes vs. Dollar as Trump Sacks Tillerson 'Cos of Russia', Inflation Rises
GOLD PRICES leapt against a sinking Dollar on Tuesday but quickly fell back after US consumer prices showed the fastest inflation in 6 months and US President Donald Trump sacked his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with a tweet, one day after Tillerson called Russia "a force for instability in the world." Trump had tweeted overnight that the House Intelligence Committee " found no evidence of collusion or coordination" between his 2
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Venezuela urged to save itself by becoming a U.S. colony
* * * One Idea to Stop Venezuela's Downward Spiral: Switch to the U.S. Dollar By Patrick Gillespie CNN, Atlanta Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Venezuela's currency, the bolivar, lost nearly all its value last year as the country spiraled into an economic crisis. One solution gaining popularity: Get rid of the bolivar and replace it with the U.S. dollar. The idea is called dollarization. Ecuador, El Salvador, and some small island nations have done it. Now it could be coming to Venezuela, widely conside
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Cheap Gold Stocks Basing
The small contrarian gold-mining sector remains deeply out of favor, universally ignored.  Thus the gold stocks are largely drifting listlessly, totally devoid of excitement.  But that’s the best time to buy low, when few others care.  The gold stocks continue to form strong technical bases, paving the way for massive mean-reversion uplegs.  And they remain exceedingly cheap relative to gold prices, which drive their profits. Being a gold-stock investor feels p
Friday, March 9, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Trade Wars
An overt trade war has commenced. President Trump has fired the starting gun, setting in motion an election promise, part of his Make America Great Again undertaking. It is a blow squarely aimed against China, costing China some trade perhaps, but basically a loser’s last roll of the dice.The back story appears to be far deeper than some relatively minor tariffs on steel and aluminium would suggest. It comes after a prolonged period of shadow-boxing between America in the blue corner and Russia
Friday, March 9, 2018
Stewart Dougherty
Mr. President, If We Don’t Have Gold, We Don’t Have a Country
“Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive. … Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.” Mao Tse-tung, proclaiming the founding of the People’s Republic of China, 1949Circumstantial evidence is mounting high that there is something seriously wrong with the amount of gold reportedly owned by the United States government, or more precisely, the American people.After nearly two generations of being brainwashed into believing that gold is a m
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Rallies vs Weaker Dollar as EU Retaliates in US Trade War
GOLD PRICES rose against a weakening Dollar in London trade Tuesday, regaining last week's 0.5% loss to reach $1329 per ounce but slipping in Euro and Sterling terms as talk of a "trade war" between the US and Europe grew. After US President Donald Trump last week proposed new US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, "We are looking at possibilities to retaliate," the EU Commissioner for Trade told the BBC, "[with] tax
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Will Stars Shine on Gold
Major blow to the EU! The populist Five Star Movement won about one-third of the votes in the Italian general elections. It’s another negative shock for the European establishment. Will these stars shine on gold? Five Stars Movement Triumphs We live in strange times. To be a hairstylist, you need a license. But you can become a politician being just a comedian and telling jokes. We refer here to Beppe Grillo who co-founded the Five Star Movement a decade ago. Although the party was initially per
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Bullion Vault
Silver Hit by Heaviest Bearish Betting in 15 Years, Gold Prices Unmoved by Italy's 'Messy' Election
GOLD PRICES held onto last week's closing level Monday morning in London as the weekend's national elections in Italy – the Eurozone's third largest economy – gave no clear winner overall, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Analysts and traders were further worried by US President Donald Trump's open declaration of a "trade war", with commodity prices slipping and major government bonds rising.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
James Howard Kunstler
Light It Up 
It must be hard on The New York Times editors to set their hair on fire day after day in their effort to start World War Three. Today’s lead story, Russian Threat on Two Fronts Meets Strategic Void in the U.S., aims to keep ramping up twin hysterias over a new missile gap and fear of Russian “meddling” in the 2018 midterm elections. The Times’s world-view begins to look like the script of a Batman sequel with Vlad Putin cast in The Joker role of the cackling psychopath who must be stopped at all
Monday, March 5, 2018
Peter McKenzie-Brown - Language Instinct
Barbecues, Booms and Blogs
Barbecues, Booms and Blogs Fifty Years of Public Relations in Calgary ISBN number: 978-1-55059-363-1 Copy for inside front cover: Public relations is "the management function which evaluates public attitudes, identifies the policies and procedures of an individual or organization with the public interest, and plans and executes a program of action to earn understanding and acceptance." Canadian Public Relations Society definition Title: Barbeques, Booms and BlogsSub
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Trump Risks Trade and Currency Wars – Protectionism and Economic War Loom
– Global stocks slump as Trump risks trade wars– Gold prices little changed despite dollar weakness after tariff news– Trump announced plans to impose heavy tariffs on imported metals– China likely to retaliate with heavy tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports– Geo-political tensions with EU and of course China and Russia to escalate– Trade, currency wars and competitive currency devaluations tend to lead to actual war– Russia unveils next generation of “invincible nuclear weapons”– Safe haven gol
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Sink vs. Yen, Jump in USD as Trump Declares ‘Trade War’
GOLD PRICES whipped amid sharp currency swings on Friday as global stock markets fell hard after US President Donald Trump defended plans for stiff tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum into the world's No.1 economy by declaring that "trade wars are good". Proposing 25% tariffs on imports of steel and 10% on aluminum last night, "When we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don't trade anymore," Trump tweeted on Friday morning. Having erased
Saturday, March 3, 2018
James Howard Kunstler
  End Times at the OD Corral 
Personally, I believe that the plodding, implacable Robert Mueller, white knight of the Deep State, will flush the Golden Golem of Greatness out of office, probably on some sort of money-laundering rap having nothing to do with “Russian meddling.” Anderson Cooper will have a multiple orgasm. Rachel Maddow will don a yellow hard-hat and chain-saw a scale model of Mar-a-Lago to the glee of her worshippers. The #Resistance will dance in the streets. And then what? I doubt that Mr. Trump will go gra
Friday, March 2, 2018
James Howard Kunstler
  And Now the Schiff Memo 
The excruciating quandary President Trump presents to the nation is dragging the sad remnant of the thinking class ever-deeper into a netherworld of desperation, paranoia, and mendacity that may exceed even their own official fantasies about the enemy in the White House. Everything about the lumbering, blundering occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue drives his Dem/Prog opponents — or #Resistance, if you will — plumb batshit: his previous incarnations as a shady NYC real estate schmeikler, as a T
Monday, February 26, 2018
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold’s Curious Sentiment
Gold is faring quite well today technically, though you sure wouldn’t know it from the rampant bearish sentiment.  Gold’s price is in a strong uptrend over a year old, high in both its current upleg and young bull market.  Gold isn’t far from breaking out to its best levels since September 2013, a really big deal.  The stock markets even finally sold off after years of unnatural calm.  Yet traders are still down on gold. Across all markets price action drives p
Friday, February 23, 2018
James Howard Kunstler
Resist That 
Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Perhaps because a weary public was underwhelmed by his indictment last week of thirteen ham sandwiches with Russian dressing, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has returned to an old baloney sandwich with American cheese named Paul Manafort, and slathered on some extra mayonnaise to lubricate his journey to federal prison. The additional charges specify tax evasion and money-laundering shenanigans around Manfort’s activities in Ukraine between 20
Friday, February 23, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
China is letting the yuan crush the dollar, and Trump is just one reason
The Chinese yuan has appreciated 10 percent against the dollar since the start of 2017, quelling some criticism that the export giant has been deliberately suppressing its currency to gain economic advantage over its trading partners. This is all going according to China's plan, experts say. Although the strength of the yuan against the dollar is in part due to the greenback's weakness, experts say the world's second-largest economy is also propping up its currency to appease President Donald
Friday, February 23, 2018
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