It's Wednesday night, and I'm
writing from my new home away from home, the Sheraton Hotel in
Minnetonka, Minnesota, a few miles from Miles Franklin's home office.
I'm here to spend time with our world-class team and explore
new marketing possibilities, starting with dinner at the fabulous Redstone's
restaurant with Miles Franklin's President, Andy Schectman.
I have NEVER been more motivated to
spread my message, as I truly believe the end game for the global
financial system is an event that could "spontaneously combust" any
day. It may take two years for the worldwide central bank Ponzi
scheme to break, but don't be surprised if it occurs overnight.
At dinner tonight, I emphasized how the gold bull will resemble NOTHING
in the history of financial markets, a slow but steady climb ending in a
terminal, skyward spike that will NEVER return to earth. And
believe me, when that happens, the price of gold will be the LAST thing on
your mind. The PHYSICAL PM sector is vastly undervalued by
any tangible definition, certainly by anything remotely dreamt of by
"Wall Street", "Bay Street", or "the City",
and trying to "value" it is futile given the
exponential explosion of WORLDWIDE money supply growth. Gold and
silver are MONEY, and dollar, Euros, Pounds, Yen, and Yuan worthless
paper - end of story!
While flying to Minneapolis, I
was 100% sure PMs would be attacked, as Cartel rule #1 is "all
great days must be followed by horrible days." True, PMs were
smashed into oblivion last month, but I have rarely seen the sector
allowed to gain momentum, such as in August 2011 when the initial shock of
the U.S. rating downgrade and commencement of Global Meltdown II
took the Cartel by surprise, before they had time to implement
"OPERATION PM ANNIHILATION I" in September 2011 and "OPERATION
PM ANNIHILATION II' for good measure in December.
When I woke at 4:00 am MST to
finish yesterday's RANT, I saw the typical Cartel smash at 3:00 AM
EST, just as gold attempted a parabolic rise that would have allowed it to
perform like a free market should following a rebound from
unsustainably oversold levels. Gold then spiked up at the ONLY time in
the 24 hour cycle it is EVER allowed to materially rise - ironically, the
COMEX opening - before yet another attack at EXACTLY the PM Fix at 10:00
AM EST. Alas, some things never change.
That said, gold fought the Cartel demons
all day to close in the black, despite the enforcement of Cartel rule
#2, that gold, silver, AND the shares shalt NEVER rise sharply in
tandem. All in all, as positive a result as one could expect following
Tuesday's strong up move.
As always, the "mainstream
media" continued to make my "fringe" writings look smart, as
the usual suspects had no explanation whatsoever for gold's strong
year-opening performance, contrary to their usually "bull market's over"
commentary each time the Cartel attacks. Moreover, Zero Hedge did
their best to make last week's RANT, "ZERO HEDGE SUCKS - YEAH YOU, TYLER
DURDEN" look brilliant when they published their ALL-TIME dumbest
article, citing CITIBANK, my former employer and king of global corruption
and stupidity, as the reason gold rose a whopping $10/oz.
I had thought their article about gold
"plummeting due to increased Chinese regulations" took the cake for
stupidity, EXACTLY which inspired that apparently controversial RANT.
But this one takes the cake, even stupider than their unrelenting posts about
what Goldman Sachs, the world's most powerful firm, with the worst analysts,
expects to happen. Readers, I assure you Goldman's clueless
"analysts" and strategists" have not the slightest clue what
the political rainmakers on the upper floors of their hidden headquarters in
New Jersey are doing, and anyone that thinks they are "in on" the
scheme deserves to lose every dollar they invest. That said, even the
dumbest Goldman Sachs analyst is a veritable Einstein next to the
smartest Citigroup has to offer, the epitome of a zombie bank employing
the walking dead.
Jumps As Citi Says Gold Sell Off Over, Reiterates $2400 Target
And what a shock to see the Dow down
all day long until the typical "HAIL MARY" rally in the
NYSE's eleventh hour, despite a seemingly endless torrent of
Think long and hard about what caused Global
Meltdown I in late 2008 and Global Meltdown II in late 2011, as
well as what, if anything,has changed
aside from increased money printing, that could possibly prevent Global
Yes, readers, European stocks were
clocked, but yet again the Dow pulled off a miracle rally, as it
has done nearly EVERY DAY since the simultaneous commencement of
"OPERATION PM ANNIHILATION II" on December 8th. Apparently,
American "market participants" were not impacted by the unrelenting
torrent of negative news, starting the second European markets
opened. I mean, how could one NOT be bullish on the prospects of World
War III, as America's European lackeys, particularly its "b**ch the United Kingdom, appear to be on board with
bombing the most dangerous, flammable, cancerous nation on earth?
On News Europe Agrees To Ban Iran Oil Imports
And how can they not be excited by
the prospect of a complete and utter freeze of Europe's interbank lending
Facility Usage Hits New Record
Or the utter implosion of the Spanish
economy, which pound for pound may be experiencing the world's largest real
estate implosion, as its one hard-working people siesta the afternoon
away and its stupid, arrogant government pretends all's well?
The Pain In Spain In Charts
Or tanking European bond markets,
particularly in THE world's most underwhelming, self-righteous,
self-aggrandizing, BANKRUPT nation, France?
Credit Markets Tanking Ahead Of Key Issuance Day
Or the fact that China, the so-called
"engine of the world," can't manage to maintain positive stock
gains despite the world's largest PRINTED MONEY dose of early year
"OPERATION INSTILL CONFIDENCE" ever?
Is Over: French Spreads Blow Out To Late November Levels; Shanghai Composite
Already Down On The year
Oh, I see why. Perhaps it's due to
the 19th consecutive week of U.S. equity mutual fund outflows, totaling a
whopping $140 billion...
Investors Pull $140 Billion From Equity Funds In 2011 Which Close The Year
With 19 Consecutive Outflows
Or the massive reduction in REAL,
non-HFT volume resulting from such a mass exodus from the once free
U.S. equity markets. And don't worry, the volume will return, in
spades, when Global Meltdown III commences.
Or the fact that even America's best
companies are shedding jobs like they are going out of style...
4,000 job cuts: report
Or complete and utter political
gridlock, to the point that ALL U.S. politicians are dead in the water, not
only incapable of passing legislation but no longer caring now that
"election season" has become. What happened to the maverick
John Boehner, so staunchly against raising the debt ceiling from $14.3
trillion to $14.7 trillion, now that it will be raised just four
months later from $15.2 trillion to $16.4 trillion?
Let's face it, aside from back-burner
social issues such as gay marriage and abortion, there is ABSOLUTELY ZERO
difference between Democrats and Republicans, including the "greatest
President of all time," Ronald Reagan (facetious) and the "greatest
communicator ever," Bill Clinton (doubly facetious). Sorry, my
partisan friends, but you are taking a knife to a gunfight if you try to
prove Republicans are fiscally "conservative," or Democrats
inordinately "liberal." All these bought-and-paid for
CRIMINALS are good for is serving their Wall Street masters, and as
noted a few weeks ago, the Wall Street money is heavily in Mitt
Romney's camp, so unless the financial system COMPLETELY COLLAPSES by this
Fall (which could very well happen), say hello to President Romney.
President Obama, Demopublican
Perhaps the market is "irrationally
exuberant" by the fact that a whopping 14% of projected 2012 S&P 500
earnings growth emanates from brain-dead expectations for Bank of
America, the epitome of the living dead, not to impugn the
integrity of actual zombies. We may never know which of the TBTF banks
is the most insolvent, the most hopelessly broke racketeering organization on
earth. However, my money is with either "derivatives king" JP
Morgan or "mortgage Frankenstein" Bank of America, with the John Gotti of global finance, Goldman Sachs, not far behind.
Bank Of America Responsible For 14% Of Projected 2012 S&P500 Earnings
Oh well, when half the world's richest
people live in its most insolvent nation, how can it's
stock market NOT significantly outperform? And how can the situation
NOT turn out badly?
world's richest 1% live in the United States
Now it's Thursday morning, with some
"bonus coverage" before I move to today's very special RANT
topic. Frankly, I'd rather not make this piece longer, but the
"horrible headlines" NEVER STOP! I was asked yesterday
why I provide so many links, I answered that each reader does due diligence
in his or her own way. My goal is make sure you see ALL of what is
going on behind the scenes - as well as in front - as the global economy has
so many moving parts, essentially all collapsing in tandem.
Last night a friend pointed out gold was
closing in on $1,620/oz, so I told him that years
ago, I learned to turn off the screen until the morning. Gold has been
flat or higher in Asia essentially 90% of the time for more than a decade,
explaining the ridiculous anomaly of how gold has traded LOWER, on a net
basis, in the New York PAPER market over a 12-year bull market.
Furthermore, I told him that nothing matters until 3:00 AM EST - which
coincides with the LBMA, or London Bullion Metals Exchange pre-market,
EXACTLY when the Cartel shows up for work each day.
As highlighted earlier, gold was on the
verge of a parabolic up move yesterday until EXACTLY 3:00 AM,
when it suddenly PLUMMETED, and the same was the case today. In the
below chart, the red line represents Tuesday's action, and the green line
today's. Notice how on BOTH days gold was capped and attacked
at EXACTLY 3:00 AM EST, as noted. Furthermore, gold surged at
yesterday's COMEX open, the ONLY time the Cartel allows gold to do so over
the 24-hour trading day, but was immediately capped at EXACTLY the PM Fix at
10:00 AM EST, while today gold was simply attacked at EXACTLY the COMEX open
at 8:20 AM EST.
Laughably, the media tried to blame
today's COMEX-opening WATERFALL DECLINE on "better than expected"
jobless claims numbers, which came in a whopping 3,000 below
expectations. Of course, for perhaps the 30th week in a row,
last week's number was revised upward by 6,000, and the only reason
such numbers are "falling" in the first place are "seasonal
adjustment factors," which magically transformed a 37,000 increase
in REAL jobless claims to a statistical 12,000 job decrease in
Adjustment Pushes Initial Claims Below Expectations At Least Until Next
Fudging the monthly NFP employment
report is ALWAYS a top consideration of sitting administrations, and during
an election year that necessity grows exponentially. Between
"seasonal adjustments", the "birth/death model",
"benchmark revisions," and other fictional alterations, the NFP
figures have become the biggest joke in worldwide economic data
reporting. In the last four years alone, the BLS has revised downward
the number of jobs reported the previous year by 293,000, 89,000, 902,000,
and 378,000, respectively!
Technical information: Revisions
to CES data for late sample reports, annual benchmarking, and other factors
It's hard to believe this much bad news
can come out in a few hours time, as I thought for
sure I was in the clear after typing past 11:00 PM last night.
Unfortunately, the "unadjusted" global economy is in freefall, and I see essentially ZERO chance that my top
prediction for 2012, an acceleration of the European financial COLLAPSE, will
come to fruition, likely yielding a new form of financial governance,
connoting one or more defaults, by year-end.
Frankly, my only question relates to
WHICH European nation will go bankrupt first. The odds
on favorite is Hungary, which is a member of the Euro Zone but not the
Yields Soar, CDS Hits Record As Bill Auction Fails
...unless, of course, one still
considers Greece to be solvent. Boy, I remember sitting here in Miles
Franklin's home office on my first day of work ten weeks ago, when the Dow
soared 400 points due to the "Greek Haircut/Bailout package."
As it turns out, the haircut idea was scrapped, and apparently the bailout as
well. But just as the U.S. debt ceiling debacle morphed from
all-important to ignored, no one seems to care about the imminent financial daisy
chain of death coming from Athens.
European Deathwish Exposed: Greek Bailout Package Delayed By Three
...remember, when the PPT's on the job
to prevent the Dow from falling, NO PROBLEM!
As for Europe's REAL countries, at least
compared to piddling Hungary and Greece, the situation appears to be WORSE,
starting with France, the continent's second largest economy. This
morning, French yields and CDS's surged following a FAILED BOND
AUCTION, but France is a veritable Sunday morning church service compared to
the Saturday night bar brawl going on in Italy.
Auction Fails To Sell Max Projected As Bid-To-Cover Plunges
The Euro is literally in FREEFALL this
morning as Italian stocks and bonds collapse. Above, I was going to
lash out at the arrogance and stupidity of French leaders, but it's
hard to do so when those of Italy are front and center. My
apologies to all good Italians, including my wife, but it is hard to believe
ANY country outside the United States could have been this poorly managed
over such a long period of time. To think that Italy, whose most
important contribution to the world is pasta, could have been allowed
to amass the world's third largest debt load is incredible, a testament to
callous disregard by its leaders and equally destructive enabling by the
European Central Bank.
To 15 Month Lows As BTPs Crack 7% Yield
Not only are the sovereign bonds of
these nations collapsing, but even the "Fed swap facility" and
"ECB LTRO"-supported BANKS are on their way to zero.
Below 1.28 As All Hell Breaks Loose In Italian Financials
Honestly, I feel like I'm watching an
episode of the Keystone Kops. I mean, geez, Unicredit
is Italy's largest bank, and despite falling below € 1.00/share earlier
this year, is STILL thought to be salvageable. Then these idiots came
up with the brilliant idea of a 1:10 reverse split last week, which further
fueled bankruptcy fears. Today, the stock is down 17% after being
halted FOUR TIMES, to a split adjusted level of € 0.48/share, on its
way to a MASSIVE, PRINTED MONEY BAILOUT in the next few weeks...
...and here's the chart of the world's
biggest financial joke, "National Bank of Greece," which reverse
split 1:5 a few weeks back. It, too, is at an all-time low, on its way
to zero in the coming weeks and same, said bailout.
Why do I bring up these two
"national disasters," aside from the reverse splits? As it
turns out, BOTH were caught this week in government-sanctioned PONZI SCHEME
financing, starting with NBG, which underwrote its own bonds AND
gained backing by the government of Greece - you know, the same
bankrupt entity begging for a bailout itself!
Ponzi By Any Other Name Smell As Bad?
As for Unicredit,
they are trying to one-up NBG, although the race for biggest scam is
currently too close to call. In the spirit of the failed Japanese keiretsu,
Unicredit has tried to find a "captive"
buyer for its securities by cross-holding its ownership with Mediobanca,
another of Italy's largest, and most likely to fail banks.
Readers, as the END GAME of the GLOBAL
FINANCIAL SYSTEM approaches, you will see fraud reach levels never seen in
the history of mankind, EXACTLY why you should pull essentially ALL your
assets out of PAPER securities and into PHYSICAL Precious Metals and other
REAL ITEMS OF VALUE!
Yours If You Hold Mine: The Italian Ponzi Comes Home
In the final analysis, printing money ALWAYS
fails, i.e. EVERY SINGLE TIME it has been attempted in all of human
Mortgage Rate Matches Record Low, but With Little Effect
...which is probably why GLOBAL demand
for PHYSICAL gold and silver rises day after day, week after week, year after
year. And what's this, the U.S. mint sold 11% of last year's RECORD
SETTING VOLUME on just the first day of 2012?
Sells 3.2 Million Silver Eagles First Business Day of 2012!!!
Finally, a prediction from my good
friend John Embry of Sprott Securities, one of the
best guys I know and smartest Precious Metal analysts on earth. Last
year, he called the PM market bottom at the end of January, and this year,
makes an even BOLDER prediction!
John Embry -
Gold Will Not Trade Below $1,500 Ever Again
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Today's RANT topic is the Miles
Franklin Report, a quarterly newsletter written by our firm's Founder,
namesake, and devoted blogger David Miles Schectman.
An extension of his detailed daily commentaries, the Miles Franklin Report
has been written for more than a decade to expand on key topics affecting
global financial markets and, of course, Precious Metal prices.
In writing two newsletters each day
- David's "Dailies" and my "RANTS" - we aim to entrench
readers into the ongoing, rapidly changing global news flow, calling it to
the attention of the financial experts among us, and interpreting it for
those not as familiar with these issues. Our financial expertise, aided
by the fabulous feedback we receive from around the world, makes for a great
open forum to discuss the complex, and increasingly deceptive, issues of our
day. Moreover, given the wonders of internet communication, our pieces
are instantaneously broadcast around the world. I am always astonished
- and flattered - when receiving international messages, and in less than
three months at Miles Franklin, am proud to say I've received email from six
of the seven continents!
is a master communicator, and one of the most likable fellows one can
meet. The two of us share an equal passion for the merits of Precious
Metals ownership, particularly their ability to PROTECT your net worth from
inflation, the eternal vise of politicians. Once the bankers take over
a government - an event repeated countless times throughout history - it's
inevitable they will attempt to install a destructive, fiat-based monetary
You see, the beauty of the gold standard
is that it just doesn't just work well, but TOO WELL. In other words,
people become so accustomed to the prosperity and low inflation inherent in
such systems, they get lured into believing the cause is "strong
government," as opposed to the discipline imposed on it by the shiny,
inert rocks languishing in its vaults. The bankers know this well, and
thus pounce on the public's misconceptions, usually in the dark of night, in
"military coups" that ultimately lead to systemic insolvency,
poverty, and WAR. This is exactly what happened to the U.S in 1913,
when the Federal Reserve was created via a secretly held, sparsely attended
Christmas Eve vote, and to Europe in 1992, when a
thriving continent was convinced by a group of well-heeled bankers of the
benefits of unity via the newly proposed Euro currency.
Sorry, I went off on a tangent,
something I rarely do in my RANTS. But I'm not deleting what I wrote,
as my job, like David's, is to explain the sinister underpinnings of the
financial system that have destroyed so many currencies over time, including
the current world, with evil tentacles sure to stretch over all political,
economic, and social aspects of society. Perhaps I'm excited as I'm on
a plane flying to Minneapolis to visit the home office, and perhaps I just
feel that passionately about the evil perpetrated on humanity by bankers over
the centuries. To wit, per the words of Thomas Jefferson:
If the American
people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first
by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up
around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake
up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered...I believe that banking
institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies... The
issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to
whom it properly belongs.
Miles Franklin has been built on David's
communication skills and philosophy, the latter of which has been amply
passed to its team of brokers, particularly our President, David's son Andy Schectman. I've said before that David and I are
"twin brothers from different mothers," but that statement holds
doubly true for myself and Andy. We both are
named "Andrew," have NEVER been called anything but
"Andy," and were born within three weeks of each other.
Moreover, we're both avid golfers, ballplayers,
skiers, and lefties, and both have fathers named David!
The reason I digress is to drive the
point home that Miles Franklin is a tightly knit group that enthusiastically
comes to work each day, knowing we are doing something we love and knowing
we are making a difference. David and I write our daily commentaries to
educate readers, but ultimately our goal is to empower people
to PROTECT THEMSELVES, and our team of brokers, which on average has 17 years
of Precious Metals experience, understands well its duty to assist in that
The Miles Franklin Report is a
compilation of the key aspects of our roughly 120 daily commentaries each
quarter, breaking them down to the simplest, most articulately stated
conclusions about where the world is going, and how you should view it.
Like David's "Dailies" and my "RANTS," all prior editions
are neatly archived on our website, including the latest edition, to be
For our inaugural 2012 report, David
gave me the honor of being its author, which I executed proudly.
My goal was to give readers a bit more commentary about my background, i.e.
how I became "RANTING ANDY," and how my trials and tribulations
brought me to Miles Franklin. Additionally, some history of how the
current financial system was ruined by bankers and politicians, and my view
of its likely impact on PHYSICAL gold and silver prices.
Attached below is an advanced version of
the "Winter 2012" edition of the Miles Franklin Report,
which I humbly, and proudly, submit for your reading pleasure.
Franklin Report Winter 2012
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