03.17.18- Gold Price To Be Reset MUCH HIGHER To Keep Those Without It From Catching Up
Bill Holter

Bill Holter says we’re right at the point of the transition and the reset. Here’s what it means for the U.S. dollar, gold and silver…

Bill Holter interviewed on the X22 Report Spotlight

In this important, timely interview, Bill Holter says that China and Russia are ready to make their moves away from the U.S. Dollar.

When this happens, Bill says, everybody’s standard of living is going to drop dramatically. Bill says the credit system will freeze-up and the United States will be thrust into Banana Republic status. Bill says it’s even going to be hard to get food from a grocery store because of how dependent the systems are on credit. Read More

03.16.18- Gold bull market in waiting
Justin Spittler

There are so many different incipient catalysts to unlocking upside for the gold price. While the sloe-eyed retail-investor cows continue to dutifully march to slaughter at this extremely late stage of the topped-out stock market, it’s time to place your bets as to how the coming precious metals bull market will play out.

Not that it particularly matters; if you own silver and gold, you will benefit, regardless.

Where is the gold bull market that we predicted would begin about now? Here is our broad-based overview. The financial markets continue to expect an aggressive Fed going forward with four—even five—rate hikes this year and a continuing shrinkage of its balance sheet (Quantitative Tightening). Read More

03.15.18- Something BIG Going On In Russia
Imminent Launch Of The Russian Silver Ruble?

Half Dollar

This was going to be about “helicopter money” because a ton of precious metal literally fell out of a Russian plane. But now its way more than that...

Please connect the dots below, but first, please do this math:1+1+1+1=4 (every day of the week).

While it has been known that China and Russia are relentlessly stacking gold, a recent turn of events point to something big going on under the surface with silver. Read More

03.14.18- Gold to Hit $1,475
if it Follows Copper’s Path

Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know brings you the latest stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold could hit $1,475 if it follows copper’s path, trade war talk pushes gold prices higher, and gold and titanium restore vision to blind mice.

Gold could hit $1,475 if it follows copper’s path

According to one fund manager, gold is in a good spot for prices to set off and reach multi-year highs. Kitco reports that Will Rhind, CEO of GraniteShares, told the attendees of his webinar that gold could push to $1,475 an ounce if the yellow metal follows copper’s cue. Read More

03.13.18- Record Low Volatility in Precious Metals and What it Means
Justin Spittler

The past 18 months have been difficult for precious metals investors. If you had known Donald Trump would be elected and the US Dollar would soon begin a nearly 15% decline, you would have expected Gold to blow past its 2016 high. You would have been shocked to see the gold miners and junior gold stocks trading lower. Gold has fared okay but the gold stocks and Silver have lagged. As US equities have continued to power higher, precious metals have struggled to perform while volatility in the space has dwindled. Precious metals volatility has reached extremely low levels and this is a sign that a major move, while not necessarily imminent is surely on the horizon. Read More

03.12.18- Mr. President, If We Don’t Have Gold,
We Don’t Have a Country

Stewart Dougherty

“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, 1949

Circumstantial 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. Read More

03.10.18- Bad 'Karma' Brings Bad Consequences for Those Who Practice It
Hugo Salinas Price

There is a lot of commentary going around the world, regarding Trump’s initiation of a “Trade War” to rebuild America’s industries. Trump thinks that tariffs will do the trick, and stop the rest of the world from taking unfair advantage of the US by selling their goods to the US in exchange for lots of US dollars. According to Trump, this nefarious behavior on the part of the rest of the world is causing a h-u-u-u-ge Trade Deficit, sending hundreds of billions of dollars out of the country. Trump’s view is that this is just plain “unfair”.

I guess Trump is not familiar with what happened at Bretton Woods, back in 1945, when the US, as victor in WW II, forced the rest of the world to accept the US proposition: gold would be the world’s money, supplemented by dollars, which were to be regarded as good as gold – and perhaps they were, at the time, as good as gold, for the US had a stock of some 22,000 tons of gold at that time. Read More

03.09.18- JPMorgan’s Great Silver Accumulation: Short to Buy, Then Stop Shorting
Theodore Butler

I love the blatant market manipulation involved in one of the greatest silver trades that never gets mentioned. While JPM was accumulating the largest single-owner physical silver cache in the history of silver, it was the largest on-paper shorter of the silver price.

So singlehandedly lean with all your might on the price, buy what everyone else sells, then stop shorting and position yourself for the huge price rise, aided and abetted by taking away your massive short position.

After acquiring enough physical metal to neutralize its dominant paper short position early on (by 2012), JPMorgan continued to accumulate hundreds of millions of physical ounces of metal with the sole intent of someday selling that silver at as high a price as possible. Read More

03.08.18- Why QE didn’t send gold up to $20,000
JP Koning

Why didn't quantitative easing, which created trillions of dollars of new money, lead to a massive spike in the gold price?

The Quantity Theory of Money

The intuition that an increase in the money supply should lead to a rise in prices, including the price of gold, comes from a very old theory of money—the quantity theory of money—going back to at least the philosopher David Hume. Hume asked his readers to imagine a situation in which everyone in Great Britain suddenly had "five pounds slipt into his pocket in one night." Hume reasoned that this sudden increase in the money supply would "only serve to increase the prices of every thing, without any farther consequence." Read More

03.07.18- Hashgraph Public Launch?
& Big News For Silver
Mike Maloney

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03.06.18- Here’s What Gold is Waiting for
Mike Gleason

Gold was well bid during the equity correction but it could not breakout then and has retreated as equities have roared back. As a result, the Gold to stocks ratio has retraced most of its recent surge.

Meanwhile, the US Dollar has rebounded and the oversold and overhated bond market could be starting a rally. The recent rise in long-term bond yields which has benefitted Gold appears due for a pause or correction. Meanwhile, Gold could also correct and consolidate as it waits for a breakout in long-term bond yields which should in turn benefit Gold.  Read More

03.05.18- Silver Looks Way Better
Than Gold Right Now

John Rubino

Normally the action in the gold and silver futures markets tends to be pretty similar, since the same general forces affect both precious metals. When inflation or some other source of anxiety is ascendant, both metals rise, and vice versa. 

But lately – perhaps in a sign of how confused the world is becoming – gold and silver traders have diverged. Taking gold first, the speculators – who tend to be wrong at major inflection points – remain extremely bullish. Commercial traders, meanwhile – who tend to be right when speculators are wrong – are extremely bearish, with short positions more than double their longs. Historically that’s been a setup for a big drop in gold’s price. Read More

03.03.18- Michael Pento: Currencies Will Be ‘Flushed Down The Toilet’ Triggering
A ‘Mad Rush Into Gold’

Mike Gleason

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back Michael Pento, president and founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies, and author of the book The Coming Bond Market Collapse: How to Survive the Demise of the U.S. Debt Market.

Michael is a well-known money manager and a fantastic market commentator, and over the past few years has been a wonderful guest and one of our favorite interviews here on the Money Metals Podcast and we always enjoy getting his Austrian economist viewpoint.

Michael, welcome back and thanks for joining us again. Read More

03.02.18- How Will Gold Prices Behave During Economic Crisis?
Brandon Smith

It is generally well known in economic circles and in the general public that precious metals, including gold, tend to be the go-to investment during times of fiscal uncertainty. There is a good reason for this. Precious metals have foundation qualities that provide trade stability; these include inherent rarity (rather than artificially engineered rarity such as that associated with cryptocurrencies), tangibility (you can hold gold in your hand, and it is relatively difficult to destroy), and precious metals are easy to trade. Unless you are attempting to make transactions overseas, or in denominations of billions of dollars, precious metals are the most versatile, tangible trading platform in existence. Read More

03.01.18- Total US Debt And The Gold Price
Craig Hemke

After rising together through 2012, the past five years have seen a massive divergence between the total amount of accumulated U.S. government debt and the price of COMEX gold. When, if ever, will we see this correlation reappear?

After falling together through the late 1990s, the price of COMEX god and the total accumulated U.S. debt began to rise together since 2002.

With the help of Nick Laird at GoldChartsRUs, we've been able to plot this relationship on the chart below: Read More

02.28.18- Gold Is The Cure For The Job-Drain
Dr. Antal E. Fekete

The true story of the de-industrialization of America has never been told. It started with the U.S. Treasury defaulting on its gold obligation to foreigners in 1971, thereby foisting a regime of irredeemable currency upon the world. An unanticipated side-effect was the setting of the rate of interest adrift.  It then started its wild roller-coaster ride, first up well into double digits by 1981, then down to zero, a move that twenty years later is still in progress. Greenspan takes credit for the low rates as a measure of his success in “licking inflation”. The claim is an empty one. Read More

02.27.18- $700 Silver? Here's How It Could Happen
Mike Maloney

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02.26.18- Own Gold Before Pandora
Reopens The Box

Egon von Greyerz

In the old Greek mythology, the opening of Pandora’s box unleashed many evils on the world. Within the next few years, we will see a modern Pandora’s box being opened that will lead to events in the world which will be as devastating as when the ancient box was opened. The very big difference is that this time the consequences will not be part of historical mythology. Instead they will be real and catastrophic for the whole world on a scale never experienced in history.

Pandora – the all giving – was the first human woman created by the Greek gods. Zeus ordered her creation to punish humanity due to Prometheus’ theft of the secret of fire. Read More

02.24.18- Silver: 2018 and Beyond
Gary Christenson

This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. Link here.

Do you appreciate the beauty of silver coins? Do you understand the necessity for silver in our modern world?

American Silver Eagle coins and Canadian Silver Maple Leafs represent value, history, and ownership of an industrially important metal that has been money for thousands of years. Read More

02.23.18- No Longer The Safe Haven: The Dollar Is The Achilles Heel of the Global Economic Reflation
Michael Ballanger

This week’s COT report once again confirms that the Large Speculators are arguably the stupidest group of gold traders in existence. To be certain, as criminality is to the Commercials, brainlessness is to the Large Specs. They are constantly long massive positions at major turning points in gold and silver and are consistently on the wrong side of the trade. Pundits love to refer to the Small Speculators as “dumb retail” or the typically green, blindly optimistic newcomer piling into gold futures after receiving an e-blast from one of the blogs praising the regenerative powers of gold and silver. However, I have been watching the Small Specs for a while now and they have actually been on the right side far more often, but without question, residing forever and a day in the House of Pain, are the Large Specs. The last two COT reports illustrate this point perfectly but first take a peek at the last 30 days of gold trading. Read More

02.21.18- Doug Casey: Gold Will Hit $2000 By The End Of This Year
Justin Spittler

Doug says gold is going to $2000 this year, and that’s just the start…

Justin’s note: Volatility has come storming back.

Just look at the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), which measures how volatile investors expect the market to be over the next 30 days.

It’s up 89% since the start of the year. Last week, it hit the highest level since 2016.

Investors aren’t used to this. After all, last year was the least volatile year ever for U.S. stocks. That lulled many investors to sleep. It led them to take risks they would normally never take. Read More

02.20.18- Silver at 1/80th the Price of Gold?
“This Is Crackers!”

Clive Maund

Consider silver's relative scarcity to gold. No doubt, much more abundant, much more widely available. And shouldn't that ratio have some general bearing on the price discrepancy between the two?

Here are some insights on the silver price relative to gold from a senior economic geologist that are certainly worth serious consideration:



02.19.18- Gold: Another Month, Another Test Of Key Resistance - But This Time With A Difference
John Rubino

Gold spiked in January, and looked to be headed even higher. But there were some problems. First, futures speculators - as tracked by the Commitment of Traders (COT) report - had gone overwhelmingly long, and since they tend to be wrong at emotional extremes, this was a red flag. Second, gold was approaching the $1,360 level that had, since 2014, been the place where upward momentum went to die. For the relevant charts, see Gold Jumps To Crucial Technical Level. Important Action Coming Up.

By late January, this combination of technical resistance and overexcited speculators had once again proved impossible to overcome, and gold fell back to the low $1,300s. Read More

02.17.18- The 2007-9 Crisis Will Return in 2018 - With a Vengence
Egon von Greyerz

US economics is extremely predictable. It doesn’t matter who is President and what party he comes from. Because every president will spend more money than the US can afford. On average, US Federal debt has doubled every 8 years since Reagan came to power in 1981. And Trump has just fulfilled the prediction. The budget deal that has been agreed is guaranteed to produce substantial deficits in coming years. The current year’s deficit might be just under $1 trillion but thereafter it is virtually guaranteed that the US will not have a budget deficit under $1 trillion for many, many years. Read More

02.16.18- For Gold, It’s Goldilocks Inflation
Rudi Fronk and Jim Anthony

Rudi Fronk and Jim Anthony, cofounders of Seabridge Gold, delve into the question of whether inflation is good for gold.

Is inflation good for gold? It depends. If inflation provokes a hawkish Fed to raise rates faster than inflation, not so much. But if the Fed is worried about the stock and bond markets and therefore won't raise rates fast enough to keep pace with inflation, that's good for gold. And that's where we seem to be now.

Fear of inflation has been weighing on the bond market, helping to drive interest rates higher, and that's been a negative for the stock market. On February 14, we got a "hot" CPI number that confirmed the market's fears and the initial reaction was to sell stocks and gold, sending them lower, and the dollar caught a bid. That's the response you would expect from anticipation of a more hawkish Fed. Read More

02.15.18- Silver, Gold and the Dow
Gary Christianson

The gold to silver ratio hit 80 to 1 last week.  That is unusual – the 3rd highest in over 20 years.  It tells us:

  • Silver prices are too low compared to gold. Silver falls harder than gold, and rises more rapidly in the late stages of a rally.

  • Both gold and silver prices are too low. This is confirmed by the amount of global debt, the crazy heights of the stock market, low commodity prices, monetary nonsense, and political uncertainties. Read More

02.14.18- Something is definitely “changing”
but what is it?

Bill Holter

Markets around the world are convulsing which is definitely different than anything we have seen in over a year. We also know that interest rates are going higher all over the world. In fact, if you look at rates going back to 1981, the downtrend line(s) has been broken and thus a very major change. Generational trades and 37 year trend lines are rare on their own, when they finally break it means something very big has changed and you must do your very best at trying to figure out “what” it is.

Let’s take a look at two charts that might help, one of interbank lending in the U.S. and also at “velocity”. These are both very important and I would suggest they are both connected by something called “trust”. Read More

02.13.18- Gold & Silver Are About To Find Out If That Dog Is Friendly Or If It Bites
Silver Doctors

SD Outlook: Gold & silver may be finally bottoming, but there’s a major reason we’re not out of the clear just yet…

First the good news.

The gold-to-silver ratio just keeps looking better:

Every single number on the latest daily chart is above 80, with a high above 82, and a last price of 82.52.

It’s hard to see how we are not close to the gold to silver ratio coming down. Regardless, to say the ratio is favoring silver right now is an extreme understatement. Compared to earlier in the year, you can now get over six ounces of silver for each ounce of gold, dollar for dollar. Read More

01.12.18- Gold Fireworks On The Horizon
Jesse Felder

The gold price has risen about 20% since I wrote “It’s Time To Get Greedy In The Gold Market” but it looks to me like it could now get really exciting for gold bulls.

On the weekly chart there is now a clear head and shoulders bottom pattern in play. A break above the neckline would confirm the pattern and project an eventual target near $1,650. There is also a very interesting price analog from 2008-2009 (hat tip, @ECantoni) that suggests this breakout could be imminent. Read More

02.10.18- The Dollar – From Bohemia To Bust
Egon von Greyerz

Virtually no investor studies history and the few who do always think it is different today. The most important lesson is that people never learn. If they did, they wouldn’t be invested in a stock market that on any criteria is now at a bubble extreme. And they wouldn’t be invested in a global debt market which has grown exponentially in recent decades and which will become worthless in the next few years as debtors default. Nor would anyone hold paper money which is down 97-99% in the last 100 years and which is guaranteed to soon fall the final bit to take the value to zero. Read More

02.09.18- And Now. for Something Entirely Different: Is A Massive Stock Market Reversal
Upon Us?

Brandon Smith

I have been saying it for years and I will say it again here — stocks are the worst possible “predictive” signal for the health of the general economy because they are an extreme trailing indicator. That is to say, when stock markets do finally crash, it is usually after years of negative signs in other more important fundamentals.

Of course, whether we alternative analysts like it or not, the fact of the matter is that the rest of the world is psychologically dependent on the behavior of stock markets. The masses determine their economic optimism  (if they are employed) according to the Dow and the S&P and, to some extent, by official and fraudulent unemployment statistics. Read More

02.08.18- Inflation Worries Make Gold A Good Choice For 2018
Frank Holmes

In its outlook for 2018, Thomson Reuters GFMS analysts see gold prices rising to $1,500 an ounce sometime this year on inflation fears. This would put gold at a level unseen since April 2013.

According to Thomson Reuters, the price appreciation could be driven by “concerns that the United States may pull out of NAFTA,” or the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA, of course, is the trade pact the U.S. shares with Canada and Mexico, its number two and three largest trading partners. Read More

02.07.18- Gold To Sustain Rally,
Test Resistance At $1,400 - Sucden Financial

David Lin

Gold is expected to see a sustained rally on the back of a weakening dollar, overvalued stock markets, and heightening geo-political tensions, according to a report from Sucden Financial.

In the near term, analysts at the international brokerage firm said they see a modest retracement in the yellow metal to $1,320 an ounce before climbing higher to test resistance at $1,400 an ounce, be a multi-year high.

Since its December low at $1,236.50, the yellow metal has rallied 8% following a much anticipated Fed rate hike. The rally coincided with strong upward momentum in equities. However, Sucden Financial doesn’t see growth in the stock markets lasting forever, and a reversal in trends may bode well for precious metals. Read More

02.06.18- Gold tips higher in recovery mode, defying higher yields and stable dollar
David Haggith

Gold futures tipped higher Monday, attempting to rebound from last week’s losses, when stronger U.S. hiring and wage data lifted the dollar and Treasury yields. Those moves came on the belief that the Federal Reserve could turn more aggressive in its approach to interest rates.

U.S. stocks traded mostly lower Monday, part of a broader global equity selloff

“Should this rout in the stock market continue, gold may continue under pressure as the ‘sell everything’ to raise cash mantra unfolds,” said Peter Hug, global trading director at Kitco Metals Inc. Read More

02.05.18- Gold and Silver Price Riggers Arrested
David Morgan

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02.03.18- Platinum V.S. Palladium: Should You Invest?
David Haggith

When people think about investing in precious metals, they typically think gold and silver, but there are other elements in this group that may also deserve your consideration. Platinum and palladium are two, in particular, which have gained popularity as an investment option for precious metals enthusiasts. Both are classified as precious white metals due to their rarity in the earth’s crust. These white metals also have a striking appearance, are highly durable, and have strong industrial uses. Read More

02.02.18- Gold & Silver Hammered As BLS Jobs Report Hits Tape
Silver Doctors

Nearly $2,000,000,000 of gold “sold” in two minutes, and silver hammered under $17. Here’s an update…

Today is one of the cartel’s favorite days to smash.

In the first two minutes, 14,000 gold contracts were “sold” into the “news”.

For anybody doing the math, that’s $1,890,000,000 notional value of gold sold in two minutes, and it created less than a $10 move in the price of gold. Read More

02.01.18- Monetary Metals Brief 2018
Keith Weiner

Short and Long Term Forecasts

Predicting the likely path of the prices of the metals in the near term is easy. Just look at the fundamentals. We have invested many man-years in developing the theory, model, and software to calculate it. Every week we publish charts and our calculated fundamental prices.

However, predicting the outlook for a longer period of time is much harder. The fundamental shows the relative pressures in the spot and futures markets, but they only show a snapshot. They do not predict how those pressures might change. For that, one looks at the dollar of course, credit, interest rates, other currencies, the economy, and even wild cards like bitcoin. Read More

01.31.18- Why Buy Silver? 10 Reasons to Invest in Silver Now (w/ Charts)
Jeff Clark

Is silver a good investment? Why should someone buy it?

It’s natural and even prudent for an investor to wonder if a particular asset is a good investment or not. That’s especially true for silver, since it’s such a small market and doesn’t carry the same gravitas as gold. But at this point in history, there are compelling reasons to add physical silver to your investment portfolio (and only one is because the price will rise). Here the top 10 reasons why every investor should buy some silver bullion… Read More

01.30.18- World's Lagerst Silver Mines:
Suffer Falling Ore Grades & Rising Costs

Steve St Angelo

The world’s two largest silver mines have seen their productivity decline substantially due to falling ore grades and rising costs.  Gone are the days when silver mines could produce silver at 15-20 ounces per ton.  Today, the Primary Silver Mining Industry is likely producing silver at an average yield of 4-5 ounces per ton.

In my newest video, I discuss the changes that have taken place in the world’s two largest silver mines, the Cannington Mine in Australia and the Fresnillo Mine in Mexico.  Falling ore grades and rising energy costs have contributed to the doubling and tripling of production costs at many silver mining companies.  Investors who believe it still only costs $5 an ounce to produce silver, as it did in 1999, fail to grasp what is taking place in the silver mining industry: Read More

01.29.18- Move In Commodities, Dollar And Interest Rates...Road To Hyper-Inflation
Egon von Greyerz

2018 is starting right on cue. Inflationary pressures have been latent for quite some time but have recently shown the world what is to come in the next few years.

How could anyone believe the propaganda that there is no inflation. It has of course suited the market manipulators. But the fake wizardry of the central bankers is now about to be revealed. Since the early 1980s the interest rate cycle were in a strong down trend. When the financial crisis started in 2007, central banks panicked and rates were rapidly lowered around the globe. Read More

01.27.18- Gold Gains A Powerful Friend
Arkadiusz Sieron

The Enemy Of Gold’s Enemy Is Gold’s Friend

As the ancient proverb goes, my enemy’s enemy is my friend. Although it is usually employed in foreign policy, this concept also applies to finance. Given the negative correlation between the greenback and gold, the enemies of the U.S. dollar are generally gold’s friends.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has recently joined this elite club. On Wednesday, he welcomed the weakness in the American currency. According to Bloomberg, Mnuchin told reporters at the annual Davos summit of business and political leaders that a weaker dollar is not bad for the U.S., at least in the short term: “Obviously a weaker dollar is good for us as it relates to trade and opportunities”. He also added that the currency’s short-term value is “not a concern of ours at all.” Read More

01.26.18- The Coming Market Crash Will Set Off The Biggest Gold Panic Buying In History
Steve St Angelo

The leverage in the economic system has become so extreme; investors have no idea of the disaster that is going to take place during the next stock market crash.  The collapse of the U.S. Housing and Investment Banking Industry in 2008 and ensuing economic turmoil was a mere WARM-UP for STAGE 2 of the continued disintegration of the global financial and economic system.

While the U.S. and the global economy have seemingly continued business as usual since the Fed and Central Banks stepped in and propped up the collapsing markets in 2008, this was only a one-time GET OUT OF JAIL free card that can’t be used again. Read More

01.25.18- Will silver outperform gold in 2018?
Rajesh Bhayani

Silver has a dual role - 60 per cent of the total silver produced is used for industrial purposes in the electrical & electronics segment and photovoltaic demand mostly for solar panels.

Going by low volatility and rising risk in all other asset classes, the 2018 is expected to see a preference for precious metals.

However, within gold and silver, the latter is expected to outperform the former.

Ratio traders are also looking at a fall in gold-to-silver ratio, which indicates how many ounce of silver can be bought with one ounce of gold. Read More

01.24.18- Some Reflexions on History and Economics
Hugo Salinas Price

Nicolas Oresme, a Catholic bishop (1320-1382), studied human behavior with regard to money, which in his time consisted of gold and silver coinage; he was perhaps the first to observe that humans attribute varying valuations to the money that comes into their hands. He stated that holders of gold and silver coins prefer to tender their most deteriorated coins in payments, and retain the most bright, shiny and perfect of their coins. Thus, he was the true originator of what has come to be known as "Gresham's Law", long before the Englishman Thomas Gresham made a similar observation during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Read More

01.23.18- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: Financial Analyst Bets His Blog That The Economic Collapse Will Happen By Mid-2018
David Haggith

It sure is shaping up to be one heck of a summer, and now the stakes have been raised. Here’s the details…

My 2018 economic predictions follow through on the accurate predictions I made in 2017. In my last article, I stated that I had bet my blog the stock market would crash by January 2018. That was my thinking back then based on where Obama had been taking us. In fact, however, when I went back last week and rechecked my economic predictions and my bet, I found I had wisely revised my thinking even that far back and had hedged my bet due to the Trump factor. Read More

01.22.18- Why You Must Own Silver in 2018
Jordan Roy-Byrne

While Gold is very close to a major breakout (in price) its strength has not filtered down to Silver yet. Gold is 3% away from a major breakout and comfortably above its long-term moving averages. However, Silver is well below its 2016 high and is currently battling its 200-day moving average. But that is okay. Silver typically lags and underperforms Gold until Gold gains momentum or breaks key resistance. A major breakout in Gold this year and its effect on Silver is just one reason why Silver could have a big year.

If and when Silver breaks above its 2017 highs, we can declare its bear market over (in terms of time). Read More

01.20.18- Gold & Silver Are Setting Up For A ‘Rip Your Face Off’ Rally
Chris Vermeulen

Chris shows when to trade or buy gold & silver in the second half of January. Here’s the details…

Metals are setting up for that “Rip Your Face Off Rally”.  The following charts for Gold and Silver show a very interesting setup that is unfolding as the US markets continue to strengthen – that being that the Metals are showing strength in price and we can only assume this is related to some level of FEAR in the markets or expectations that the “Equities and Bitcoin Bubbles” are nearing an end. Read More

01.19.18- Silver As A Strategic Metal and Why Prices Will Soar
Jim Willie

The arguments in favor of silver as an investment asset are growing rapidly. In the opinion of the Jackass website, silver is the most under-valued hard asset in existence, with the highest potential for price appreciation on the globe. To begin with, central banks own no silver, but do own huge tracts of gold. Industry has huge demand for silver, but a trifling amount for gold demand. The investment demand is another key factor in favor of silver, but also for gold. Ever since the tech telecom bust in 2000, the precious metals growth curve has been evident. Ever since the subprime bond disaster in 2007, followed by the Lehman strangulation in 2008, the precious metals growth curve has continued. It is suppressed like holding back a team of six stagecoach Clydesdale horses by simple leather straps held by mere men with computers on their backs. Read More

01.18.18- What Do Dow 26,000
And Silver Have In Common?

Marshall Swing

“What they want you to do, and what they are going to force you to do (with the 2018 Global Economic Crash),  is put your full faith, future, and finances into…”

As we went over DOW $26,000 today there was a little raid in silver and not so much so in gold…

But is this the raid I referred to in earlier, recent posts?

Well, it is NOT a significant break to the Line of Lateral Movement.

Of great note, in gold Friday, there was a HUGE Commercial Gold accumulation of Longs, after what was structured to appear as a short raid in both gold and silver. Read More

01.17.18- Silver: Once and Future Money
Jim Rickards

The Roman Republic and the later Roman Empire had gold coins called the aureus and solidus, but they also minted a popular silver coin called the denarius. One denarius was the daily wage for unskilled labor and Roman soldiers.

Of course, in the late Empire, the aureus, solidus and denarius were all debased by mixing the gold and silver with base metals. The decline of the Roman Empire went hand in hand with the decline of sound money. Read More

01.16.18- The 2018 Stock Market Bubble
vs. Gold & Silver

Steve St Angelo

The U.S. Stock Market is reaching its biggest bubble in history.  When the price of the Dow Jones Index only moves in one direction… UP, it is setting up for one heck of a crash.  While market corrections aren’t fun for investors’ portfolios, they are NECESSARY.  However, it seems that corrections are no longer allowed to take place because if they did, then the tremendous leverage in the market might turn a normal correction into panic selling and a meltdown on the exchanges.

So, we continue to see the Dow Jones Index hit new record highs, as it moved up 765 points since the beginning of the year.  Now, if w go back to 1981 when the Dow was trading about 800 points, it took five years to double itself by another 800 points.  However, the Dow Jones Index just added 765 points in less than two weeks. Read More

01.15.18- The Last Great Silver Buy
Ted Butler

In the annals of silver in the modern age, there have been two well-known instances of very large investor accumulations of the metal. First came the purchase by the Hunt Brothers and their associates in early 1980, followed by the purchase by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, 17 years later. The Hunts were said to control around 100 million ounces of actual metal (plus another 100 million ounces in long paper futures contracts), while Berkshire held as many as 129 million ounces. Read More

01.13.18- As Sisyphus Fails Gold Will Ascend
Egon von Greyerz

Welcome to 2018 – a year that will be the culmination of at least 105 years of mismanagement of the Western financial system by governments, central bankers and the elite.

2018 will be a year of major volatility in many markets. Stocks are now in a melt-up phase and before the major bear markets start in virtually all countries around the world, we are likely to see the final exhaustion moves which could be substantial. The year will also be marked by inflation increasing a lot faster than expected. This will include higher interest rates, much higher commodity prices, like food and oil as well as a falling dollar. And many base metals will strengthen. Read More

01.12.18- Gold & Blockchain
Kevin Vecmanis

Gold never changes - only the world changes around it.

I can’t remember where I heard this quote, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately.  Gold, as an asset class, has one of the richest histories of all the earthly assets ever to have value bestowed upon them by man.  As far back as we go in history, for which there is archaeological record, we find evidence of an infatuation with gold. 

I was talking with a friend the other day about VanAurum, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. He asked, “Why are you building an artificial intelligence for gold?  Isn’t it dead?  Why don’t you just build an artificial intelligence for analyzing crypto?”  Read More

01.11.18- Silver Is a Metal to Watch in the New Year
Matt Badiali

The price of silver is up 10% in three weeks. That’s unusual for silver right now.

We only saw silver rise 10% within a month four times this year. The last time it rose 10% in three weeks was almost a year ago.

Like gold, 2016 was a strong year for silver. The price soared through the first half of the year. It ended down from its high, but still up 15% overall.

However, in 2017, the silver price only gained 4%. The price bounced up and down, never really breaking out. You can see what I mean from the chart below: Read More

01.10.18- First Majestic Silver CEO Keith Neumeyer Talks About The End Of The Silver Manipulation
Chris Marcus

During a recent interview, First Majestic Silver CEO Keith Neumeyer shared some interesting comments about the silver market. In particular he spoke about a development that could lead to the end of the ongoing manipulation.

For those not familiar, Neumeyer is one of, if not the only mining CEO to speak publicly about the manipulation that has left silver prices suppressed. His interviews always offer insightful commentary, and this latest one covered what could be a game changing event for the price of silver. Read More

01.09.18- Now in Effect: Virginia Law Takes First Step to Support Sound Money
Michael Maharrey

On Jan. 1, a Virginia law that repeals sales taxes from some purchases of gold and silver went into effect. It represents an important first step toward encouraging its regular use as currency and breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

A bipartisan coalition of delegates and senators sponsored House Bill 1668 (HB1668) and Senate Bill 934 (SB934). The legislation exempts gold, silver, and platinum bullion or legal tender coins whose sales price exceeds $1,000 from state sales tax. Each piece of gold, silver, or platinum or legal tender coin need not exceed $1,000, provided that the sales price of one entire transaction of such pieces exceeds $1,000. With gold over $1,000 an ounce, a single bullion coin will exceed this threshold. Read More

01.08.18- David Morgan: The “Oh My” Moment Is Coming For Silver
Josh Sigurdson and John Sneisen

David says that right now the people are brainwashed, but the “oh my” moment is coming when the people will return to gold & silver…

Josh Sigurdson and John Sneisen talk with David Morgan of The Morgan Report, also known as the Silver Guru.

David Morgan is one of the most knowledgeable people on the planet when it comes to silver as well as gold. He’s written the book ‘The Silver Manifesto’ and does regular reporting on everything silver. Read More

01.06.18- Silver: The Key to Monetary Freedom
Rory Hall

We love to repeat that gold is money. We also love to point out that silver has been money longer than gold. Sometimes when when we look at situations or images long enough we begin to stop seeing certain aspects, characteristics or attributes that are right at the end of ones nose. This is what just happened with me. After looking at silver for so long it seems that I have overlooked the fact that silver has been money longer than gold and, therefore, has created more innovation, more wealth and helped more people rise up from bondage than gold. Silver is the key to our personal freedom and sovereignty.

I sat down with Ken Schortgen, Jr., The Daily Economist, to open 2018 with a look at what is happening right now in several areas of our world. 2017 was the year of cryptocurrencies and 2018 is going to be the year of…? I don’t think one person predicted cryptocurrencies would rise like they did in 2017. Read More

01.05.18- 4 Financial Predictions for 2018 That Could Impact Gold
Peter Reagan

Last year we saw some important trends in the economy: a decline in thedollar index, the market breaking records, and an increase in the price of oil. Not to mention, the Fed finally began its quantitative tightening plans.

As we look forward into the New Year of 2018, it’s important to look back at these financial trends to see how they might affect us during the next 12 months.

If the last year was anything to go by, investors may be asking themselves some important questions. Read More

01.04.18- The Next Great Bull Market
in Gold Has Begun

Jim Rickards

A new, long-term, secular bull market in gold has begun.

This new trend will take gold past $1,400 per ounce by the end of 2018, past $4,000 per ounce by 2020 (if not sooner) and ultimately to $10,000 per ounce or higher by the mid-2020s.

This bull market actually began on Dec. 17, 2015, when the dollar price of gold sank to $1,051 per ounce. This new bull market was two years old last weekend.

That’s OK. Bull markets begin slowly, almost unnoticed in the gloom of the prior bear market. The biggest gains often come after a few years when the crowd catches on and the price action gains momentum.  Read More

01.03.18- Silver prices likely to rocket by mid-year
on solar push

Madhvi Sally and Nishtha Saluja

NEW DELHI: Traders expect silver prices to touch Rs 40,000-41,000 a kg in the physical market by the middle of this year as demand for solar panels and electrical vehicles is increasing. The metal closed at Rs 39,237 a kg in the spot market in 2017-end. 

"Demand for silver has been increasing since the past few years and so have the prices. Demand is largely coming from solar panel and electric vehicle manufacturers. We expect silver prices to be bullish this year and may touch Rs 40,000-41,000 a kg on MCX or in the physical market by July-August," said Anuj Gupta, deputy vice-president of research, Angel Commodities. Read More

01.02.18- Quantum Change in Gold and Silver Demand, 2 Jan 2018
Dr. Keith Weiner

We hope everyone had a happy New Year.

There is a long informercial airing on American TV. It shows an endless parade of senior citizens, struggling to pay their bills, unable to buy that motorized stairway lift, play golf, or eat out at restaurants. The solution?

Get a reverse mortgage! The number to call is 1-800-GET-CASH. That number again is one eight hundred get your free cash now!

To summarize the point of the commercial—if not the terms of the fine print—the senior gets a monthly check, and this free money pays for all the things currently missing in his life. Free, as in magic unicorns and rainbows. Right? Read More

01.01.18- January Won’t Be Just A Silver Price Advance But A SUSTAINABLE Advance
Clive Maund

For many weeks we have been waiting patiently, like vultures perched on the branches of trees, for the Large Specs to go belly up and croak, and the good news is that they just have, so it’s time for us to swoop down and feast on the carcasses, the carcasses being silver and the better silver stocks, which are at good prices here, and although they have already started rallying over the past week or two, the COT structure is now much healthier, suggesting that they will continue to advance.

On the 6-month silver chart we can see the breakdown from a Symmetrical triangle that occurred late in November leading to a drop well into December, and also how silver has slowly recovered over the past two weeks. Read More

12.30.17- In Gold We Trust!
Rick Mills

Due to its unique properties, gold was one of the first metals discovered by mankind. Gold is found at surface in flakes and nuggets, making it easily mineable. Historians agree the Egyptians were the first to smelt it and make gold jewellery using the lost-wax method. The funeral mask of King Tut is one of the most stunningly beautiful examples of Egyptian goldsmithing. The Egyptians also learned how to alloy gold with other metals, to vary hardness and color.

While gold was rare and valuable, it was also ideal for pressing into coins. Because gold coins were portable, private and permanent, they fit the early definition of a currency. Gold could be used as a medium of exchange, a unit of account, and a store of value. Read More

12.2.17- The Next BIG MOVE In The Gold Price After December IS UP
Michael Ballanger

There are occasions in my life where being correct in a trade or a forecast or an event absolutely fails to excite me. Like predicting the death of a pet or the failure of a business, there is absolutely no joy in waking up to the realization that one’s analytical abilities were put to the test and prevailed.

In December 2015, I made one of the best calls of my career when I announced the terminus of the 2011-2015 Great Bear Market in Gold at $1,045, but what followed was neither the clinking of champagne flutes nor the beating of puffed-up chests. Instead, I was consumed with a slow, simmering rage not unlike the emotion one feels at returning to a burgled home or boosted auto. Read More

12.28.17- Asian Metals Market Update:

Chintan Karnani

Direction of the US dollar will be the key. US dollar Index is on the verge of a technical breakdown. Gold, copper and silver are on the verge of a technical breakout. People are going to flock back to gold and silver investing once they fall off the cliff of crypto currency trading. Do not write off gold and silver. They are still the long term tigers of the investing world. Tigers are very lazy animal but still they are the king of the forest. Gold and silver like tigers could see lazy price moves in the short term. 

Industrial metals are getting added price benefit after China orders closure of copper factories to curb winter pollution. I will be careful day trading in industrial metals despite the bullish technical. Read More

12.27.17- A Ten Year Deal For Silver?
Ted Butler

Here’s a thought that I fully acknowledge didn’t originate with me, but from a close associate, even though it incorporates many of my findings. If it does come to fruition, I will gladly reveal my associate’s identity to give him his proper due; but in case it doesn’t, I’ll spare him any embarrassment for an incorrect premise. As I think you’ll see, I can’t deny that my friend’s premise seems to tie up all the loose ends about the silver manipulation.

In a few short months, we will hit the ten year anniversary of perhaps the most seminal event in modern silver history – the takeover of the failing investment bank, Bear Stearns, by JPMorgan in March 2008.  Bear Stearns failed as a firm due to a variety of problems which, in effect, caused a run on the bank. But what makes the failure and subsequent takeover so prominent in silver history was the revelation shortly thereafter that Bear had been the biggest short seller in COMEX  silver and gold futures and was replaced in that role by JPMorgan. Read More

12.26.17- A Collapsing Dollar Will Trigger The Next Big Move In Gold And Silver
Dave Kranzler

When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed. – from “Atlas Shrugged”

Sorry MAGA-enthusiastics, it’s all a lie.  The tax legislation just passed will lead to higher Government spending deficits, a near-parabolic acceleration in Government debt issuance and a possible collapse of the dollar.  The U.S. is in systemic collapse.  Perhaps the biggest manifestation of this is the grand money-grab by the elitists enabled by blatant political corruption. Read More

12.25.17- ”It’s A Wonderful Life” Is A Lesson To Hold Gold Outside of The Banking System
Mark O'Byrne

Frank Capra’s 1946 film It’s A Wonderful Life is one that many families will be settling down to watch this Christmas weekend. A story that is ultimately about a suicidal man is one of the most watched holiday films of all time.

Interestingly it wasn’t all that big a hit upon its release (despite garnering five Academy Award nominations) and was disliked by some of the highest intelligence authorities and political thinkers.

Ayn Rand worked with the FBI to identify Hollywood Communist propaganda and helped them to conclude that the Christmas film contained several subversive tendencies, including “demonising bankers” and “attempting to instigate class warfare”, and was “written by Communist sympathisers”. Read More

12.23.17- Why Silver Will Outperform Gold 400%
Franklin Sanders

Over the course of the present bull market in silver and gold, silver should rise about four times as fast as gold. That forecast arises from silver’s historic performance, especially during the 20th century, as well as its present fundamentals. The best way to profit from that trend is to swap back and forth from silver to gold with the rise and fall in the gold/silver ratio. That strategy will convert a sterile investment into one that pays dividends, and possibly double the ounces you own over the life of the bull market

Alas, poor silver is the Rodney Dangerfield of precious metals—it can’t get no respect. It certainly should merit respect, since its 20th century performance has far outpaced gold. It’s volatility and superior fundamentals ought to make it much more attractive than gold. Read More

12.22.17- 2018 could be the year for gold
Alasdair Macleod

We approach 2018 having seen the seeds planted in recent years for a monetary revolution. They include the massive world-wide expansion of credit and debt since the last credit crisis, and the advent of potentially disruptive cryptocurrencies. Geopolitical shifts of tectonic scale have occurred, hardly noticed by the ordinary person. That was until now. We are now on board a train which is gathering speed towards its buffers: the end of dollar hegemony and its potential collapse.

It might take a few years yet to get there, but the speed of our train is dependant to a large degree to how the engine’s boiler is stoked by America through her isolationist plans. It is very hard to see how the dollar cannot decline significantly with America’s autarkic trade policies, benefiting gold. Read More

12.21.17- There’s A Govt/JP Morgan 10-Year Deal To Rig Silver Prices That’s Coming To An End
In March 2018?

Ted Butler

Ted Butler says “It aligns perfectly with everything I think I know about silver, the US Government, COMEX and JPMorgan…”

Here’s a thought that I fully acknowledge didn’t originate with me, but from a close associate, even though it incorporates many of my findings. If it does come to fruition, I will gladly reveal my associate’s identity to give him his proper due; but in case it doesn’t, I’ll spare him any embarrassment for an incorrect premise. As I think you’ll see, I can’t deny that my friend’s premise seems to tie up all the loose ends about the silver manipulation. Read More

12.20.17- What Peak Gold, Interest Rates And Current Geopolitical Tensions Mean For Gold in 2018 
 Mark O’Byrne

What Peak Gold, Interest Rates And Current Geopolitical Tensions Mean For Gold in 2018

– Peak gold will be a major driver, gold over $5,000/oz ‘not beyond the realms of possibility’

– Relationship between interest rates and inflation are one of the key catalysts for price

– Geopolitical uncertainty will continue to play a key role in determining the price of gold
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12.19.17- Silver: Double-Digit Gains This Year,
Then “Tulip Mania”

Peter Krauth

If you want the upside potential of Bitcoin with minimal downside risk, then silver may well be your answer.

The precious metal has offered not just centuries, but millennia of intrinsic monetary and industrial value.

And despite that inherent worth, silver sometimes goes through frenzied buying manias, not unlike Bitcoin’s 2017 run-up.

In my view, that same kind of “Tulip Mania” lies ahead for silver investors, only bigger. And while that may not happen in 2018, it almost surely will in the next few years. Read More

12.18.17- WORLD SILVER PRODUCTION: 3 Charts You Won’t See Anywhere Else
Steve St Angelo

The rate at which global silver production increased over the past century is quite astonishing.  When Columbus arrived in America (1492), the world was only producing 7 million oz of silver a year.

Today, the world’s largest primary silver mine, Fresnillo’s Sauicto Mine, produced three times that amount in just one year (22 million oz, 2016).  Yes, we have come along way in 500 years.

Just think about that for a minute.  One silver mine last year produced three times the global amount in 1493. Read More

12.16.17- Long Term Patterns in Stocks,
Gold and Crude

Gary Christenson

The MONTHLY S&P 500 Index

The green arrows are 10 years long. Peaks indicated are in 1987, 2007, and potentially 2017.

The pause in 1997 was not a top because the market rally extended into early 2000. The current peak in 2017 could also extend, but valuation and timing indicators show high risk.

When the monthly RSI (timing indicator at bottom of graph) exceeds 70, turns down, and prices fall below the red support line, a significant correction or crash is possible. Those crashes occurred in 1987, 2000, and 2008. The S&P is ready to make a similar correction or crash in 2017 or 2018. The RSI has reached its highest level in two decades. Read More

12.15.17- Some Key Reasons Gold
Should Shine in 2018

Peter Schiff

The last few weeks have been tough on gold. If you have a short-term mentality, you might even think the gold market has gone bearish. But as World Gold Council chief market strategist John Reade pointed out in a piece he wrote for the December issue of WGC Gold Investor, 2017 has been good for gold. And he sees some key reasons to believe 2018 will be as well.

The gold price has moved ahead this year, despite rising US interest rates and a persistent bull market in equities. Looking ahead, there are several reasons to believe that gold could maintain upward trajectory. Investor attention may have been focused on US equity markets, technology stocks and cryptocurrencies this year, but gold has still had a decent 2017, delivering double-digit growth in the first 11 months alone. Read More

12.14.17- Why the New Tax Reform Bill
Is a Win-Win for Gold

During his election campaign, one of Trump’s promises was to lower taxes. And now, it’s expected to become a reality. The new tax reform bill has already been approved by the Senate, and the House is expected to pass it with flying colors before the end of the year.

Such a move means it will be the first time the U.S. will rewrite its tax codes since 1986.

After witnessing some of the most crushing tax rates under the Obama administration, the bill can’t come soon enough for business owners. Should it come to fruition, it’s expected to cut corporate tax down from thirty-five percent to twenty percent. Read More

12.13.17- Gold & Crypto Destroy Fiat
Stewart Thomson

Please  click here now. I’ve predicted that a long period of deflation in the Western world would end with a Fed taper, rate hikes and quantitative tightening.

That’s clearly in play now, and the deregulation of America’s thousands of small banks is perhaps the most exciting event taking place on this new “inflationary frontier”. Because of these powerful monetary trends, I’ve predicted big problems ahead for Wall Street and somewhat better times for Main Street.

Having said, that, I think investors would be making a major mistake to assume America is going to experience any kind of fabulous rebirth and relive an economic growth era like the 1950s, let alone the Golden Age of the 1880s. Read More

12.12.17- CPM Group’s Jeff Christian Responds “NEGATIVELY” To The SRSrocco Report On Silver Investment Demand
Steve St Angelo

The debate continues between the SRSrocco Report and CPM Group’s Jeff Christian on the fundamentals of the silver market.  After my article, in which I questioned the CPM Group’s exclusion of silver investment demand from their supply and demand analysis, Jeff Christian responded with a comment on my website.  I am glad that Mr. Christian responded because it now allows me the opportunity to explain in more detail why I disagree with the CPM Group’s analysis. Read More

12.11.17- 2018 Will be Gold’s Time to Shine
Avi Gilburt

This week, Your News to Know brings you the latest stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold’s time to shine will be at the end of 2018, how gold could fix Turkey’s troubled currency, and Russia and China could set global price based on trading.

Gold’s time to shine will be at the end of 2018

JP Morgan’s outlook for gold in 2018 is markedly positive, especially in the second half of the year. As stated in a recent Kitco article, during the first half of 2018, gold should average $1,295 an ounce, with the average climbing to $1,340 in the second half, said the bank in its 2018 Global Commodities Outlook. Read More

12.09.17- The Government Manipulation Of Precious Metals Caused The Rush Into Bitcoin
Michael Ballanger

“Just as central bank largesse is responsible for the asset bubbles popping up around the world, it is also the impetus for Bitcoin…”

In the year 301 AD, the Roman unit of barter was the denarius, which had originally been 95% pure silver when introduced by Augustus at the end of the first century BC but by the time of Diocletian’s rule, it had moved to 50,000 denarii to a pound of gold. Ten year later, it took 120,000 denarii to buy a pound of gold and by 337, that figure was 20,000,000. What had occurred in a mere 400 years was that a slow and agonizing erosion in the purchasing power of the Roman currency accelerated to full fiat disintegration and that complete and total disregard for the denarius was attributed as one of the underlying causes of the Fall of the Roman Empire. Read More

12.08.17- Gold Investors Should
Pay Attention To Bitcoin

AG Thorson

What an exciting time to be a market technician. It’s not very often we get to witness a full-blown speculative mania, and Bitcoin is just that. Prices are up 1,500% in 12-months, and everyday people are looking to buy. The lot points to a bubble and Gold investors should take note. Why? Because when you see similar behavior in the precious metal sector…it’s time to exit.

Over the last few days, I’ve been approached by several friends and acquaintances interested in Bitcoin. Most, know nothing about cryptocurrencies, but their excitement is palpable. One described reading how China was going to switch to Bitcoins and that he needed to get in before it was too late. I think he severely misunderstood the article, but I listened anyway. Read More

12.07.17- The Dirty Secret of COMEX Delivery Revealed!
Bill Holter

Since the outsized dumps of paper gold and silver dating all the way back to 2013, we goldbugs have claimed COMEX was ripe for a delivery default. We were of course viciously trolled and called crazies in comment sections after going through the logic of how much was being sold and how much open interest there was going into “first notice” days versus inventory.

We were called chicken littles because each delivery month would see open interest collapse going into and during the delivery process and default from excess demand always evaporated at the last moments. I wrote several times and questioned the logic of accounts that were fully funded to take delivery…they just “went away”. It defied logic to say the least. We also speculated but could never prove these fully funded longs were “bribed” to not take delivery. Read More

12.06.17- Are We Ready For A Gold And Silver Rally?
Avi Gilburt

Many of you who follow my analysis have learned quite well how I look at the market. And, those of you who have read me in the past know that I do not view fundamentals as being relevant to determining when we can see a major turn in the metals market. 

In fact, in 2011, the fundamentals for the metals market were exceptionally strong, with most everyone believing in the certainty of gold exceeding the $2,000 mark, just before we began a multi-year pullback. 

Moreover, the fundamentals were terribly weak just as we were hitting the bottom in 2015, with most market participants being certain that gold was about to break below $1,000. Read More

12.05.17- Gold Prices Will Jump After the December Fed Meeting
Peter Krauth

Gold prices
 haven’t been making headlines to compete with record-high stocks or Bitcoin reaching $10,000. But that’s all about to change…

The price of gold has appeared stagnant since October.

Normally, traders flock to the precious metal during times of uncertainty and instability. That’s why it was surprising that not even another ballistic missile fired by North Korea was enough to rally gold prices.

The precious metal continues to trade in a narrow trading range about $25 wide. Read More

12.04.17- Seasonal slam
Alasdair Macleod

Gold and silver suffered a sell-off, repeating what we saw in late November in both the last two years. The attack on precious metals is futures-driven, and occurs during New York trading hours. Gold fell $12 from last Friday’s close to $1275 in early European trade this morning, and silver was hammered, falling 60 cents to $16.40.

Last year, gold fell between the last week of November and 15 December from $1184 to $1128. And in 2015, gold fell from $1075 to $1050 on 17 December. In both these cases, the December lows marked the end of significant declines, and were followed by strong rallies. In both these cases, the Fed signalled a rise in the Fed funds rate, well in advance. They were classic cases of sell the story, buy the fact. Read More

12.02.17- The War on Gold Intensifies: It Betrays the Elitists’ Panic and Augurs Their Coming Defeat
Stewart Dougherty

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained, you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Magicians use distraction, deflection and misdirection to conduct their tricks. They get their audiences to look to the left while they perform their magic undetected on the right. So do con artists and swindlers.

George H. W. Bush, in a speech delivered to a joint session of Congress on 11 September 1990 entitled “Toward a New World Order,” headlined a geopolitical theme that has garnered a great deal of attention ever since. And while Bush was not the first person to use the term, it struck a global nerve when he invoked it. Read More

12.01.17-Breaking My Silence Regarding A Long-Time Silverbug Turning His Back On Silver
Bill Holter

“Every one is entitled to their opinions even if it defies logic…”

So many have contacted me recently regarding Andy Hoffman’s sudden flip flop on silver that I feel it necessary to comment publicly.  To be clear, this is not a “hit piece” on Andy, rather using logic and common sense I hope it is some comfort for those worried.  I believe what and “how” Andy has acted can be classified as irresponsible for several reasons. Read More


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