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Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Will macro-economists ever learn?
As we lurch through successive credit crises, central bankers and economists believe they learn valuable lessons every time, and that the ultimate prize, the suppression of business cycles through monetary policy, will be achieved.We saw, over Brexit, how wrong the Bank of England’s and the UK Treasury’s models were, and these errors were also evident in the OECD’s model. Brexiteers smelled conspiracy, but in the absence of evidence, perhaps we should give them the benefit of the doubt and assum
Friday, November 17, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Investment Stalled
Gold has largely been drifting sideways for the better part of a couple months now, sapping enthusiasm.  Gold investment demand has stalled due to extreme stock-market euphoria.  Investors aren’t interested in alternative investments led by gold when stocks seemingly do nothing but rally indefinitely.  But once stock-market volatility inevitably returns, so will gold investment demand which fuels major gold uplegs. Like nearly everything else in the global mark
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Coins and Bars Saw Demand Rise 17 to 222T in Q3
– Gold coins and bars saw demand rise 17% to 222t in Q3, driven largely by China – Chinese investors bought price dips, notching up fourth consecutive quarter of growth – Jewellery, ETF demand fell while gold coins and bars saw increased demand  – Central banks bought a robust 111t of gold bullion bars (+25% y-o-y) – Russia, Turkey & Kazakhstan account for 90% of 111t of central bank demand – Turkey increased gold purchases and saw broad based physical gold demand – Gold demand in Q3 at eight-ye
Friday, November 10, 2017
Sprott Money
The Triumph of Collectivism - Jeff Thomas
The French Revolution began in 1789. Maximilien Robespierre was one of its most eager proponents. An extreme left-winger, he sought a totalitarian rule that claimed to be “for the people” (echoing the recently successful American revolution), but in reality was “for the rulers.” He in turn inspired Karl Marx, author of The Communist Manifesto. Both Robespierre and Marx had been well-born and well-educated, but rather spoiled and, as young adults, found that they had no particular talent
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Gold Trading Slumps as 'Buy Bitcoin' Beats 'Buy Gold'
Private investor gold trading fell 1/3rd in October... GOLD TRADING among private investors slumped last month as internet searches to 'buy Bitcoin' overtook searches for the phrase 'buy gold' worldwide, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. The quantity of gold changing hands on BullionVault – the world's largest online marketplace for physical precious metals, now used by
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
  Nietzsche, Trump, and the Political Left 
The German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, warned us back in the 19th century with his famous theme, the “Transvaluation of Values.” An ominous world dictatorship was coming where good would become evil, and evil good. Freedom would be thought of as slavery, and slavery would become freedom. He “boldly prophesied that power politics and vicious wars were in store for the future. What he sensed was an approaching period of nihilism, the seeds of which had already been sown.” [1] Ironically, eve
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Stocks’ Winter Rally 2
The gold miners’ stocks have largely ground sideways this year, consolidating their massive 2016 gains.  That lackluster trading action, along with vexing underperformance relative to gold, has left gold stocks deeply out of favor.  But these uninspiring technicals and resulting bearish sentiment should soon shift.  The gold stocks are just now entering their strongest seasonal rally of the year, the super-bullish winter rally. Gold-stock performance is highly
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Oct 31, 1936 Franklin Roosevelt On the Eve of the Presidential Election 1936 - 'Government By Organized Money'
"On the eve of a national election, it is well for us to stop for a moment and analyze calmly and without prejudice the effect on our Nation of a victory by either of the major political parties. The problem of the electorate is far deeper, far more vital than the continuance in the Presidency of any individual. For the greater issue goes beyond units of humanity--it goes to humanity itself. In 1932 the issue was the restoration of American democracy; and the American people were in a mood to
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The Brexit chicken game 
At last, there are signs a sense of reality is dawning on the EU’s negotiators about the futility of trying to force the UK to agree to a divorce settlement before talking about trade. However, there are still vestiges of a hope that Britain won’t leave the EU after all. Donald Tusk, the current European Council President, indicated it was still an option as recently as this week, but these hopes are wishful thinking.It has taken thinly-veiled threats from the UK to leave without a deal, unless
Friday, November 3, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price 'Unmoved' by Catalonia, Down 7 Months in 12 as US Stocks Up in 11 Ahead of the Fed
GOLD PRICE gains of 0.9% overnight evaporated against a rising US Dollar in London on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision, widely-expected to leave interest rates and QE unchanged. Gold popped to 1-week highs at $1280 per ounce in Asian trade overnight as the Caixin PMI survey said Chinese manufacturing activity held near stall-speed in October. Bullion prices then re
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
  Stumbling UK Economy Shows Importance of Gold
– UK economy outlook bleak amid Brexit, debt woes and rising inflation – Confidence in UK housing market at five-year low – UK high street sales crash at fastest rate since 2009 – Number registering as insolvent in England and Wales hit a five-year high in Q3 – UK public finance hole of almost £20bn in the public finances set to grow to £36bn by 2021-22 – Protect your savings with gold in the face of increased financial woes in UK This week markets will be watching the UK with baited breath as
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Bill Murphy: Nearly two decades of fighting the Gold Cartel
Next year will be the 20th year, or two decades, that Chris Powell, the GATA army, and I have been out there doing what we could to expose the gold price suppression scheme by what we call the Gold Cartel. What we have learned over all this time is how all encompassing the market manipulation schemes really are. Initially, we realized that various bullion banks (such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan) were collectively suppressing the gold price to keep it below $300 an ounce. Eventually we realize
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Oct 31, 1936 - Franklin Roosevelt Speech On the Eve of the Presidential Election 1936 - 'Government By Organized Money'
"On the eve of a national election, it is well for us to stop for a moment and analyze calmly and without prejudice the effect on our Nation of a victory by either of the major political parties. The problem of the electorate is far deeper, far more vital than the continuance in the Presidency of any individual. For the greater issue goes beyond units of humanity--it goes to humanity itself. In 1932 the issue was the restoration of American democracy; and the American people were in a mood to
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Slip in Big Week for Central-Bank Policy, Trump Campaign Managers Arrested
GOLD PRICES inched lower on Monday morning in London ahead of a busy week for central bank policy meetings, plus Donald Trump's pick for the next head of the US Federal Reserve, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. After the European Central Bank slowed its QE stimulus growth last week, the Bank of Japan will announce its latest policy on Tuesday, followed by the Fed on Wednesday and the Bank of England on Thursd
Monday, October 30, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
James Ledbetter Wants To Convince You That Gold Is Folly, Superstition And Madness
(This item originally appeared at Forbes.com on October 26, 2017.) https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanlewis/2017/10/26/james-ledbetter-wants-to-convince-you-that-gold-is-folly-superstition-and-madness/#2d1a786f5785   The purpose of James Ledbetter’s new book, One Nation Under Gold (2017) is to convince you that anything to do with gold – especially basing your money on it – is folly, superstition, mania, obsession, and madness. We know this because he tells us so, in the introduction: Fixing ou
Monday, October 30, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
Thar She Blows!
I’m obliged to file this blog before Robert Mueller’s office releases the name of the first winner in the Russian Election Meddling tribunal indictment lottery. Most of the betting is on Paul Manafort, the Swamp-creature-fixer-lobbyist-grifter who spent his summer vacation of 2016 managing Donald Trump’s election campaign. Before that unfortunate summer internship, Manafort was just a shadier-than-average influence-peddler. It happened that many of his clients were bigshots in foreign lands — Mo
Monday, October 30, 2017
Bob Hoye - Institutional Advisors
Optimistic About the Global Economy
Perspective The headline about the cost of not being fully invested was from the manager at JP Morgan Asset Management who added "I've never been so optimistic about the global economy." We are still disturbed by last week's observation from a very big money manager that the main risk is "policy error" by the Fed. This could be based upon 2007, when there was adamant conviction that the Fed, in making the perfectly-timed "cut" in the administered rate, could keep the mania going. One conclusion
Monday, October 30, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
The Plague Is AIRBORNE And It’s Spreading Because People Are Literally ‘Dancing With Corpses’
The plague that’s airborne and has killed at least 124 people in Madagascar is now blamed on “dancing with corpses.” This is the time of year when the dead are wrapped in sheets and paraded through the streets while others dance around the bodies. The local tradition is said to be one of the major causes of the spread of this disease.  Since it’s airborne, anyone coming close to the corpse of a person who has died of the black death could themselves, catch the infection. Health officials suspect
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Sprott Money
Catalan Slaps the Government of Spain Across the Face, Officially Declares Independence - Nathan McDonald
UPDATE:That's how fast news on this situation is moving: as I just finished putting "digital ink" to "digital paper", the separatist region of Catalan has declared independence in the face of all the push back they are receiving from Spain. In the face of the veiled threats and potential violence, they have voted to embark down their own path. Following a vote by the Catalan parliament, speaker Carme Forcadell has the following to say; “We constitute the Catalan Republic as an independent and
Friday, October 27, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Fed/ECB Strangle Stock Bull
This epic central-bank-easing-driven global stock bull is starting to be strangled by the very central banks that fueled it.  This week the European Central Bank made a landmark decision to drastically slash its quantitative easing next year.  That follows the Fed’s new quantitative-tightening campaign just getting underway this month.  With CBs aggressively curtailing easy-money liquidity, this stock bull is in serious trouble. The US flagship S&P 500 broad-ma
Friday, October 27, 2017
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