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I played fiddle at a small-town, country dance last night with several other musicians and it was a merry enough time because that kind of self-made music... Read more
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Some of you may remember those gold ingot vending machines that started to pop up at airports and other places several years ago, which were of course... Read more
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Even though it ultimately failed at the ballot box, the recent campaign for Scottish independence should cheer supporters of the numerous secession movements ... Read more
Photo Auteur Keynesian vs. Austrian Economics  by  Tim Iacono The Mess that Greenspan Made -
Here’s a pretty neat infographic from the Austrian Insider detailing the key differences between two very different schools of thought on economics – Keynesian... Read more
Photo Auteur Market Report: $1200 for gold underpinned by physical demand  by  Alasdair Macleod Finance And -
This week saw gold rally $15 to $1233 on Tuesday before sliding to $1207 yesterday morning, then rallying in the afternoon. Silver's moves tracked gold's,... Read more
Photo Auteur Major Stock Selloff Looms 2  by  Adam Hamilton Zeal Intelligence -
Since early 2013 the US stock markets have done nothing but rally, levitating thanks to the Fed’s oft-implied backstop.This incredibly unnatural behavior... Read more
Photo Auteur When Leverage Fails and Hope Turns to Fear  by  Ty Andros Trader View -
In today's TedBits we will be outlining a lot of smoke signals. They signal fires burning and about to break out. As everyone is aware, the Federal Reserve ... Read more
Photo Auteur A Stop Spike Event  by  Richard Mills Ahead of the herd -
Population growth reports say we can expect, barring WW lll or a virus like Ebola going airborne, upwards of 11.4 billion people on the planet by the 2060s.... Read more
Photo Auteur A Monetary Cancer Metastasizes in Europe  by  Keith Weiner Monetary Metals -
The European Central Bank again cut the interest rates it controls. Notably, the deposit rate was moved deeper into negative territory. It is now -0.2%... Read more
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Photo AuteurInto The Fray  by  Captain HookTreasure Chest -
Into the fray – a term with several meanings that helps define the juncture humanity finds itself pressing up against at the moment, poised to descend... Read more
Photo AuteurYo - This Market is Set For a Major Correction  by  Michael PentoPento Portfolio Strategies -
Wall Street came to a halt recently, as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its Initial Public Offering debut. The media became myopically focused... Read more
Photo Auteur Elephant in the Room Minsky Moment  by  MishGlobal Economic Analysis -
The "elephant in the room" is debt. Try as they might, central bankers have not been able to spur credit, hiring, or much business expansion because of... Read more
Photo AuteurVainglorious Venture Capitalists! Tech Bubble 2.0 Series, Part 4  by  Alex DaleyCasey Research -
For several months, the investment community has been abuzz over the possibility of a tech bubble, with nearly everyone from the financial world weighing... Read more
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Photo AuteurTruth, Consequences, and Confiscations  by  Jeffrey LewisSilver Coin Investor -
I think it's normal to have doubts - especially in rigged markets like this. Stockholm Syndrome creeps in and we begin questioning everything. Commenting... Read more
Photo AuteurThe Financial Crisis is mainly an Energy problem  by  Egon von GreyerzMatterhorn Asset Management -
THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW: Maarten van Mourik – September 2014 “The financial crisis is only partly financial but mainly an energy problem” Dutch economist... Read more
Photo AuteurDoes Surging Demand For Gold and Silver Coins Signal a Bottom?  by  John RubinoDollar Collapse -  (4)
Reports of individuals snapping up near-record numbers of gold and silver coins are coming in from around the world: U.S. Mint American Eagle... Read more
Photo Auteur"The Fate of Empires," by Sir John Glubb  by  Nathan LewisNew World Economics -
A friend sent me this lovely piece, which originally appeared as an article in Blackwood's Magazine in 1976. It is brief, but has a lot of wonderful... Read more
Photo AuteurSelling the Family Silver  by  Jeffrey LewisSilver Coin Investor -
Purchasing and securing precious metals is easy. It's like stepping out of the river where you can see the mainstream headed for the big waterfall. Figuring... Read more
 Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts - It May Be Protracted, But It Is an Endgame Nonetheless - Jesse - Le Cafe Américain  (5)
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Photo AuteurSingapore Becoming Global Gold Hub - Launches Kilo Bar Contract And Gold ATMs  by  Mark O'ByrneGoldcore -
Singapore continues its push to be a global gold hub. The new exchange traded Singapore kilobar gold contract will launch in less than two weeks - on October... Read more
Photo AuteurRussia’s Gokhran Buying Gold Bullion In 2014 and Will Buy Palladium In 2015  by  Mark O'ByrneGoldcore -
Gokhran, the Russian precious metals and gems repository, said it has been buying gold bullion in 2014 and will likely to start buying palladium bullion... Read more
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Bullion Vault research director Adrian Ash notes that the fourth European Central Bank Gold Agreement takes effect today, extends for five years, and removes... Read more
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With escalating conflict in the Middle East, an unresolved conflict in the Ukraine, and various other geo-political risks on the horizon such as the contagion... Read more
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Following up on my Sep 18 post gold has bounced a couple of times off sub $1210 level which is encouraging. I note there was another 5 tonnes of kilobars... Read more
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Photo AuteurThe Price of Gold and the Art of War, Part II  by  Darryl Robert SchoonSurvive the Crisis -
If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float bySun Tzu, The Art of War, fifth century BCTHE 1999 GOLD CRISISThe 1999 gold... Read more
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The Jonker diamond gets its name from Johannes Jacobus Jonker who was a 62-year old white South African settler with a claim at Elandsfontein, South Africa... Read more
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When Hannibal crossed the Alps, invaded Italy and inflicted a disastrous defeat on the Romans at Lake Trasimene in 217 B.C. the Romans had their backs... Read more
Photo AuteurHow Tiny Particles Of Gold Get Transformed Into Solid Gold Bars  by  Perth Mint BlogThe Perth Mint -
Exactly how are microscopic particles of gold, invisible to the naked eye, extracted from huge quantities of ore and fashioned into solid gold bars?Read more
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Photo AuteurA Central Banker's Spectacular Fall  by  Paul TustainBullion Vault -
When John Law was faced with crippling sovereign debts in eighteenth century France he issued a lot of successful paper money and made the country feel... Read more
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A characteristic feature of modern civilization is the steady growth of government.1 This government growth occurs under two forms: either through a more... Read more
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Photo AuteurHow the Laffer curve really works  by  Gerard JacksonBrookesnews -
Kennedy declared that “it is a paradoxical that tax rates are too high and tax revenues too low”. In other words, high taxes were depressing output. Acting... Read more
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Photo AuteurGold vs Silver during Precious-Metals Bull Markets  by  Steve SavilleThe Speculative Investor -
It is widely believed that silver outperforms gold during bull markets for these metals, but that's only partially true. It's true that silver tends to... Read more
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Steve Lonegan: There are no free markets when markets don't set money's value Chris Powell
Embry, Turk tell King World News about completely corrupted markets Chris Powell
SP 500 and NDX Futures Daily Charts - Late Day Buying in Weak Markets Jesse
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Photo AuteurKey Week For Bull/Bear Battle  by  Chris CiovaccoCiovacco capital -
Good News, Bad News An encouraging economic report was released Monday, which increased concerns about a sooner rather than later Fed rate hike. From... Read more
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Photo AuteurThe fiat money quantity (FMQ)  by  Alasdair MacleodFinance And -  (5)
Summary : This paper seeks to establish a measure of currency quantity that helps economists identify and estimate the risk that confidence in fiat currencies... Read more
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Photo AuteurThe Bells Are Ringing… Are You Listening?  by  Phoenix CapitalGains, Pains and Capital -
There is a saying that you don’t ring bells at the top. It’s not really true. Every time the market forms a major peak, at least in the last 15 years,... Read more
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"The truth is, although both incidents do reveal something about the way the powerful and famous get away with more stuff than the rest of us, there’s... Read more
Photo AuteurBlue Ribbon for Sanction Craziness: Italy Seizes Hotel of Putin Ally; Russia Threatens Law Allowing  by  MishGlobal Economic Analysis -
What's Russia to do? Stand back and let the US and Europe escalate sanction after sanction, or respond in kind? Either way, Russia loses. I believe Europe... Read more
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Here's the question of the day: Does GDP stand for Gross Domestic Product or Grossly Distorted Procedures? One of the reasons I ask is the latest push... Read more
Photo AuteurLegal Basis for War in Syria? Amazing Three-Point Logic!  by  MishGlobal Economic Analysis -
The hypocrisy of the US is on full display. We have imposed preposterous sanctions on Russia following its takeover of Crimea. Given that Crimea actually... Read more
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Is The Big Bottom Finally In? Andy Hoffman
Schoolgirls Aged 14-16 Leave France, UK, Germany for Syria to Join ISIS Jihad Mish
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Photo AuteurUsing Put Options to Bet on a Junk-Bond Crash  by  Rick AckermanRick's Picks -
Here’s an easy play for those who have never cashed a winning ticket trading puts or calls. Specifically, I am going to tell you how to bet on a junk-bond... Read more
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That title wouldn’t make for much of a campaign slogan, and yet, it’s the natural outcome of one particular politician’s promise. As the editor of a retirement-focused... Read more
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The Energy Report: Are oil and gas field services in Canada a high growth sector? Russell Stanley: Energy prices drive oil and gas field construction... Read more
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The Life Sciences Report: Anita, now that the fall investment season is upon us, is it a good time to look for opportunities in the life sciences? Anita... Read more
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