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

11.30.17- Gold Price: What to Expect from
a Powell-Led Fed

Darren Capriotti

If the modus operandi of the Federal Reserve these days is to keep the status quo, it appears that Jerome Powell—President Trump’s pick to succeed Janet Yellen as chair of the Fed—won’t rock the boat. That could be good news for markets that are looking forward to a strong holiday season and potential tax cuts as reasons to plow forward to new highs. But what should we expect from Powell based on what’s occurred so far, and how will it affect the gold priceRead More

11.29.17- Banks Again Defending Silver's 200-Day Moving Average
Craig Hemke

The Bullion Bank trading desks, which are routinely short thousands of metric tonnes of digital silver, are once again attempting to keep price below the 200-day moving average.

And why is this so important to The Banks? For the most basic reasons of all...greed and profit.

The only data available to measure the size of the Bank net short position in Comex silver comes from the corrupt and compromised CFTC. Though it seems useless to use CFTC-generated data, unfortunately we have no other choice. To that end, as of the most recent reporting, we find Bank positions as follows: Read More

11.28.17- Gold to See Significant Gains
Due to Safe-Haven Demand

Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Safe-haven demand to drive gold prices in 2018, one startup is focused on smooth gold-backed transactions, and the new normal of geopolitical risk likely to boost gold prices in following years.

Safe-haven demand to drive gold prices in 2018

While markets tend to focus on shifts in rates and foreign exchange when talking gold prices, one bank expects the main price driver for the yellow metal in 2018 to be a different, yet familiar tailwind. Read More

11.27.17- Everything Else And Then Silver
Craig Hemke

That’s Why We Call The Bankers ‘Criminals’ And The COMEX A ‘Fraud

Not in other commodities, and not in other precious metals. Only in silver has it reached this level.

With total Comex silver open interest near the 200,000 contract level, we thought it would be enlightening to once again discuss the total volume of physical mine supply versus digital metal supply on this futures exchange. Read More

11.25.17- Life Under Manipulation
Ted Butler

We as individuals have little or no control over the state of markets, all we can do is adapt to market realities. In the case of silver, the reality is that it is in the grip of a price manipulation. History shows that various world governments have often artificially set the price of silver and gold in connection with official monetary policies. However, for the past 35 years a specific type of price manipulation has existed in silver via futures contract positioning on the Commodities Exchange, Inc. (COMEX). Read More

11.24.17- 11,000 Kg Gold For A Painting –
Will Cost 110 Kg In 2025

Egon von Greyerz

What is absolutely certain is that global wealth will be totally decimated in the next 4-8 years. It doesn’t matter if you are very rich or “just own a house” with some equity left. Most of it will come down in value by 75-95% in the next few years as the debt and asset bubbles implode.

But what very few people realise or plan for, is the confiscation of wealth that will take place in coming years. There will be confiscation on many levels. Read More

11.23.17- Gold Versus Bitcoin: The Pro-Gold Argument Takes Shape
John Rubino

Sound money advocates who love the concept of cryptocurrencies but don’t want to abandon precious metals have been trying to clarify their thoughts of late. Risk Hedge just helped, with a comprehensive statement of the pro-gold position. The following is an excerpt. Read the full article here.

All the Reasons Cryptocurrencies Will Never Replace Gold as Your Financial Hedge

Despite what the crypto-evangelists will tell you, digital tokens will never and can never replace gold as your financial hedge.

Here are six reasons why. Read More

11.22.17- Inflation and Counterfeit Credit
Keith Weiner

Let’s take a look at an often-repeated idea that is popular in the gold and alternative investing communities. The government possesses a printing press. Therefore, it will never default. It will just inflate its way out of the debt. It will devalue the dollar.

The government does not set the value of the dollar. And it has no mechanism to set it. So, logically, it has no mechanism to reset it. It cannot devalue it. In the same way, you cannot lower yourself down by your bootstraps since you are not lifting yourself up by them in the first place.

We must emphatically state that the government does not print. It borrows. Congress does not have a printing press, to create greenbacks. It has a Treasury that can sell bonds to cover whatever payments the government is obligated to make that it has not got tax revenues for. Over the past year, for example, the government increased its debt by over 630 billion dollars. Read More

11.21.17- Why Gold is a Tool
You Need to Understand


This week, Your News to Know brings you the latest stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold is a tool investors need to understand, 2 potential breakout catalysts for gold, and the mother of all bubbles is too big to pop.

Gold is a tool investors need to understand

For GraniteShares CEO Will Rhind, the current investing landscape is based on too much risk-chasing and not enough on protection. Talking to Kitco, Rhind says investors are quick to go after yields while ignoring gold and its role in a portfolio. Read More

11.20.17- The Silver Skyrocket IS VERY CLOSE As One Of THE BIGGEST Silverbugs Gives Up
Sean at SGT Report

Most people won’t be able to finish the marathon or stay in the battle, and here’s yet another one who throws in the towel AT THE BOTTOM…

Investing in silver is like running a marathon or going to war. It’s totally a test of the mind.

Are you strong enough, mentally, to finish the race or stay in the fight?

I have never run a marathon, but I was in the United States Army, and I was on the front-lines in the Iraq War. Read More

11.18.17- Why Base Your Money On Gold? A Simple Answer For First-Timers
Nathan Lewis

The United States embraced the principle of a gold standard – a dollar whose value was linked to a defined quantity of gold – from 1789 to 1971, a stretch of 182 years. During this time, the U.S. was the most successful of any major country, expanding from thirteen war-ravaged states along the Atlantic seaboard to a world economic superpower, with the broadest and wealthiest middle class the world had ever seen. The U.S. dollar was the premier international currency, and New York was the world's financial capital.

If the U.S.’s gold standard policy was a mistake, as nearly all academic economists claim today, shouldn’t there have been some evidence of that, after nearly two centuries? Read More

11.17.17- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: Saudi Coup Signals War And The New World Order Reset
Brandon Smith

For years now, I have been warning about the relationship of interdependency between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia and how this relationship, if ended, would mean disaster for the petrodollar system and by extension the dollar's world reserve status. In my recent articles 'Lies And Distractions Surrounding The Diminishing Petrodollar' and 'The Economic End Game Continues,'I point out that the death of the dollar as the premier petrocurrency is actually a primary goal for establishment globalists. Why? Because in an effort to achieve what they sometimes call the "global economic reset," or the "new world order," a more publicly accepted centralized global economy and monetary framework is paramount. And, this means the eventual implementation of a single world currency and a single global economic and political authority above and beyond the dollar system. Read More

11.16.17- Gold on the Ledge
Bob Loukas

This is my favorite time within any Cycle.  Mostly because it’s one of three points within an Investor Cycle where the probability of getting it right is as favorable as it will ever be.  If played correctly, it’s also the type of setup where your portfolio can be given a significant boost.  In this case, I am of course talking about the final Daily Cycle top, where the move down into the Daily and Investor Cycle Lows is often the most powerful and convincing of events.

Of course, my usual disclaimer is provided here (mostly for any new members).  There are no guarantees to any technical study/discipline.  And although your confidence level in any given setup may be high, it’s still a fine balance between being aggressive and defensive.   On the chart below, I highlight the Day 5 peak in October, near $1,308, where if gold were to exceed any bearish interpretation must be abandoned. Read More

11.15.17- Silver Prices: Silver Miners Making a Strong Case for $50.00 Silver
Moe Zulfiqar

Rising Production Costs to Send Silver Prices Soaring?

There’s an interesting phenomenon taking place in the silver market these days and it could send silver prices soaring. Don’t get too discouraged by volatility in silver prices in the short term. Think long-term with this gray precious metal.

What’s so interesting about the silver market? We are starting to see costs of production increasing across the board. Read More

11.14.17- Silver Sign’s Confirmation And More
Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA

Briefly: In our opinion, full (150% of the regular full position) speculative short positions in gold, silver and mining stocks are justified from the risk/reward perspective at the moment of publishing this alert.

In our previous free analysis we discussed the silver market viewed from the non-USD perspective and we commented on the possibility of seeing a more visible corrective downswing in the USD after it moved closer to the 96 level. In today’s essay, we would like to further elaborate on the white metal – not only because we saw another sign in the non-USD silver price, but also because we would like to reveal a technique that can tell us when the next reversal in silver is likely to take place. Read More

11.13.17- Why Gold Isn’t $2,000/oz: the Propaganda Machine Speaks
Jeff Nielson

Rebutting the anti-gold propaganda of the mainstream media can be an exhausting process. We see mound after mound of pseudo-analysis claiming that gold should be priced at $1,200/oz (USD), $1,000/oz, or even more ludicrous numbers to the down side. Countering such babble is a two-stage process. First we must address all of the silly arguments which are presented. Then we must construct a separate, additional argument, explaining how/why the price of gold should be at much higher price levels than the inane figures which appear in the mainstream media.

Much less common are the opportunities to address the propaganda in terms such as these: Read More

11.11.17- Global Gold Investment Demand To Overwhelm Supply During Next Market Crash
Steve St Angelo

When the next market crash occurs, global gold investment demand will likely overwhelm supply.  When this occurs, we could finally see the gold price surpass its previous high of $1,900.  Now, this isn’t mere speculation, as we already have seen this taking place in the past.  When the broader markets crashed to the lows in Q1 2009 and the 10% correction in Q1 in 2016, these periods were to two highest quarters of Gold ETF investment demand.

I don’t really care on whether the physical gold is actually in the Gold ETF’s, rather I like to look at it as an important indicator that shows us how much investor fear there is in the market. Read More

11.10.17- Gold And Silver Prices: Something Different Is Occurring
Dave Kranzler

JP Morgan, at least according to the daily Comex warehouse report, added over half a million ozs of silver to its “historic” stash of silver at the Comex:  TF Metals Report.  It would be even more interesting to see an actual independent accounting of that specific metal which would track the serial numbers on the bars to the legal owner of title.

I’ve been hedged in my mining stock portfolio since early September.  The signal for me to hedge is the reliable Comex bank “net short” position as reported in the weekly Commitment of Traders report. Since late summer, the bank net short position, and the corresponding hedge fund “managed money” net long position, has been at an extreme level. Read More

11.09.17- Gold: The Fiscal Hurricane
John R. Ing

Mr. Trump will replace Chairperson Yellen next February. Good. The job is responsible for safeguarding the US economy and the Fed is a source of global financial stability or recently instability. Yellen viewed inflation a bit of a “mystery” citing the Fed’s understanding of inflation as “imperfect”. She said, “We recognize that something more persistent may be responsible for the current undershooting”. To us, there is no mystery. Decades of debasing their currency, has made money too cheap helping to inflate the biggest asset bubble in history from stocks to bonds to real estate to bitcoins causing economic, political and social havoc and, by extension, distorting the price of all assets and of course, risk. Read More

11.08.17- Precious Metals Blast Off Could Happen Within The Next Few Days
Chris Vermeulen

If you’ve followed our analysis long enough, you’ll understand that we have been bullish yet cautious of this market move.  Our research team at ActiveTradingPartners.com has been warning our members of the potential for a volatile and possibly viscous retracement in the US majors for weeks.  We understand that capital, as a source that requires ROI and degrees of certainty, is moving into US equities at an incredible pace and that the last 8+ months fantastic moves in the US markets are related to expectations of greater economic activities related to President Trump and new policies. Read More

11.07.17- Monete cudende ratio – Essay on the Coinage of Money (1526)
Nicolaus Copernicus

Although there are countless scourges which in general debilitate kingdoms, principalities, and republics, the four most important (in my judgment) are dissension, [abnormal] mortality, barren soil, and debasement of the currency. The first three are so obvious that nobody is unaware of their existence. But the fourth, which concerns money, is taken into account by few persons and only the most perspicacious. For it undermines states, not by a single attack all at once, but gradually and in a certain covert manner. Read More

11.06.17- Market Report: Silver Stars
Alasdair Macleod

Gold and silver prices steadied this week, with gold up $3 since last Friday’s close at $1275 in early European trade this morning (Friday). Gold lagged the other precious metals, and this was particularly noticeable in the case of silver, which on Wednesday jumped 42 cents (2.5%). Silver rose a net 24cents on the week to $17.09.

Prices were weak on Monday and Tuesday, recovered on Wednesday, and were drifting slightly lower at 0800 GMT this morning. It may only be coincidence, but prices often weaken ahead of and on Tuesdays, which are when the Commitment of Traders data is collected. It appears to tie in with the bullion banks’ attempts to window-dress positions for their internal reporting. Read More

11.04.17- Analyzing the Mainstream Analysts: Are SLV Holdings Really Plummeting?
Jeff Clark

It was a headline designed for shock value. The title screamed, Investors Dumping SLV at Fastest Pace in 6 Years!

The headline came from Bloomberg, the epitome of “mainstream” news in my opinion. The article reported that investors were “dumping” holdings in SLV, the largest silver exchange-traded fund. They claimed the silver market had been “hit by a gale force, spurring an exit from ETFs backed by the metal.”

As you might guess, we do a lot of reading around here. And this was the first I’d heard of a “mass exodus” from SLV. Did I somehow miss this development? Read More

11.03.17- 9 Bullish Arguments FOR Gold
Dr. Martin Murenbeeld

Dr. Martin Murenbeeld, chief economist for Dundee Wealth Economics and one of the smartest gold minds around, outlines below his nine bullish arguments for gold.

1. Global fiscal and monetary reflation

The world’s major economies have taken on extensive amounts of debt to keep their economies afloat…[and] the U.S. has spent hundreds of billions of dollars in stimulus money and is still losing jobs.

2. Global imbalances

The dollar has benefited from the troubles in other countries in its role as a relative safe haven. “Relative” is the key word…[as] trillions of dollars are expected to be added to the U.S. federal debt burden through 2019 and the U.S. trade imbalances are huge. Read More

11.02.17- How Trump Will Deliver a Windfall for Gold Investors
Jim Rickards

President Trump is expected to nominate the next Federal Reserve chair within a matter of days.

Donald Trump has the opportunity to appoint a higher percentage of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve system at one time than any president since Woodrow Wilson.

President Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act during the creation of the Fed in 1913 when it had a vacant board. Read More

11.01.17- Trump’s Tax Plan Could Boost
Gold and Silver

Luzi-Ann Javier

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest news stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Trump’s tax plan could boost gold and silver, billionaire investor says gold could reach $3,000 to $5,000, and Iran should go for gold instead of a currency reform.

Trump’s tax plan could boost gold and silver

As politicians debate whether President Trump’s tax plan will benefit middle-income families and U.S. businesses, one analyst believes that the proposed reform will have a clear victor in precious metals. Read More

10.31.17- The Weakness In Silver Is Now Bullish For These Two Fundamental Reasons
Clive Maund

Like gold, silver now appears to be completing an intermediate Head-and-Shoulders top that we can see on its latest chart below, within a much larger and very bullish Head-and-Shoulders bottom pattern.

Both these Head-and-Shoulders tops are related to the Head-and-Shoulders bottom that just completed in the dollar index, that we look at in the parallel Gold Market update. With the dollar index having just made a convincing breakout from its Head-and-Shoulders bottom, and looking set to rally to the 97 area. Read More

10.30.17- "This Could Be Huge": Gold Bar Certified By Royal Canadian Mint Exposed As Fake
Tyler Durden

The last time there was a widespread physical gold counterfeiting scare was in the summer of 2012 when as we reported the discovery of a single 10 oz Tungsten-filled gold bar in Manhattan's jewelry district led to a panic among the dealer community, which then resulted in local jewelry outlets discovering at least ten more fake 10-ounce "gold bars" filled with Tungsten. Fast forward to today when a similar instance of gold counterfeiting has been discovered, this time in Canada, and where the fake bar in question had been "certified" by the highest possible authority. Read More

10.28.17- Dow Index To Lose 97% Against Gold
Egon von Greyerz

In the last 48 years, since 1969, an investor who put $1,000 into the Dow would today have $33,000. That is a gain of 3,200% or 7.6% annually. On the other hand, someone who put $1,000 into gold in 1969 would today have $37,000 or 7.8% annual return. But if you add dividends to the Dow, the return is far superior at 10.7% with the dividends reinvested.

1969 seems like an arbitrary start year but it happens to be the year that I started my first job. No one could of course have predicted any of those returns. The previous 48 years from 1921 to 1969, the Dow only went up 9X but with higher dividends in that period the total return would still have been 10% annually. Gold on the other hand only had one move up during that period from $31 to $45 in 1933 when the dollar was devalued. That is a meagre 1.5X increase. Due to the gold standard, those 48 years had relatively sound money and therefore limited credit creation with the exception of WWII. Read More

10.27.17- America’s stagflation
Alasdair Macleod

The accumulation of monetary policy errors by the Fed is increasingly certain to culminate in the credit crisis that always marks the end of the credit cycle. Credit crises are the result of globally coordinated monetary policies nowadays, so the timing of the forthcoming crunch is not only dependant on the Fed’s actions, but is equally likely to be triggered from elsewhere. Candidates for triggering a global credit crisis include economic and financial developments in Europe, Japan and China.

The next crisis is set to be more serious than the global crisis of 2008/09, given the greater level of debt involved, and the exceptionally high rate of monetary inflation since. It is a story I have covered elsewhere.i This article will concentrate on the prospects for the US economy ahead of the next credit crisis, and the implications for the dollar and its associated financial markets. Read More

10.26.17- The Unadulterated Gold Standard
Antal E. Fekete

Corruption of the Gold Standard

The gold standard is a monetary system which, unlike the regime of irredeemable currency, is free of coercion. Its main significance is not to be found in the stabilization of prices, which is neither possible nor desirable, but in the stabilization of interest rates.

A gold standard is established when the unit of currency, or standard of value, is defined by the Constitution as a definite weight of gold of definite fineness. All other forms of currency are then redeemable in gold on demand at the statutory rate. To be effective, a gold standard must have a paraphernalia such as the standard gold coin, minted free of charge (exclusive of the cost of refining) at the Mint in unlimited quantities on the account of anyone tendering the metal. Read More

10.25.17- Backing Out
Theodore Butler

News reports this week indicated that the Bank of Nova Scotia (ScotiaBank), Canada’s third largest bank, had put its precious metals operation, ScotiaMocatta, up for sale. Various sources said the unit had been for sale for a year or so and it was thought or hoped that Chinese interests might buy the business. It was also reported that the Bank of Nova Scotia would shrink the unit if no buyer could be found. The impetus for the sale was said to be a scandal involving smuggled gold from South America to the US. Somewhat ironic, and interesting, was that the sale “listing” agent was none other than JPMorgan. Read More

10.24.17- David Morgan – Platinum, Palladium, or Rhodium
Maurice Jackson

David Morgan of the Morgan Report sits downs with Maurice Jackson of Proven and Probable to discuss anomalies currently in the Precious Metals sector.  Specifically, we will be discussing Platinum, Palladium, and Rhodium.  David will uncover the supply and demand fundamentals on mining, cost of production, utility, and ratios.  Speculators will find some unique opportunities that these anomalies are creating.  In addition, Mr. Morgan will address his thoughts on crypto-currencies.  Are they the future or just another doomed currency?  Find out in this comprehensive interview by one of the most respected names in the Natural Resource Space. Read More

10.23.17- The Case For $5,000 Gold
Rupert Hargreaves

“We believe that precious metals remain a relevant asset class in modern portfolios, despite their lack of yield,” said Goldman Sachs in a recent report on the dilemma of what investors should do about falling gold price . “They are neither a historic accident or a relic,” the report, titled “Fear And Wealth” continued.

Following the financial crisis, demand for gold skyrocketed as investors looked to protect themselves from the much-feared rampant inflation following QE that was about the grip the world. This inflation never materialized, and now that the Federal Reserve is beginning to wind down its asset buying, demand for gold is evaporating. Read More

10.21.17- Possibly the Most Important Thing About Gold You’ll Read All Year
Marin Katusa

A German newspaper just published one of the most important things on gold you’ll read all year.

It’s an interview with Pierre Lassonde, one of the smartest guys in mining. One of the smartest guys in the world. Pierre is the billionaire founder of top mining royalty firm Franco-Nevada.

In an industry with plenty of pretenders and shady salesmen, Pierre stands very tall. He’s a brilliant deal maker, he has an incredible long-term track record, and he’s an all-around good guy. When Pierre talks about making money in natural resources, I listen. I hope you do too. (You can read my story about having dinner with him right here) Read More

10.20.17- Is ‘World’s Most Exotic Metal’ Rhodium About To Surge To $10,000 Per Ounce Again?
Silver Doctors

Something big is going on with ‘the world’s most exotic metal’. From $1200 last week to over $1400 yesterday, rhodium is on a tear. Here’s the latest…

The most common use for rhodium is in catalytic converters, and well as other industrial uses, and over 80% of all the world’s rhodium comes from South Africa.

Just last week, rhodium was at $1200 per ounce, and over the last day, rhodium has surged over $1400.

Historically speaking, Rhodium has gone to $10,000 once before: Read More

10.19.17- Anecdotes and Reminiscences
Hugo Salinas Price

A well-known story from yesteryear: when Venustiano Carranza was President of Mexico (1917-1920). Carranza issued a great quantity of worthless paper money, which caused much resentment on the part of the population. Someone (whose identity was never discovered) printed up some papers, and these were pasted one night on the walls of buildings in the heart of Mexico City; the papers had the following text:

“The Mexican eagle is a very cruel animal: It eats only silver, and shits only paper.”

President Carranza was furious on account of the insult, and his government offered a reward of $5,000 Pesos for information leading to the arrest of the culprit. Read More

10.18.17- Silver Set to Soar
Myra Saefong

Silver bullion prices are expected to jump as solar and smartphone demand rises and the Fed tries to stave off economic weakness

Gold prices have far outpaced gains in silver so far this year, but silver will emerge as the winner for the second year in a row.

With a per-ounce price of $17.41 for silver futures as of Friday, analysts say the white metal is poised for a big climb, particularly as the gold-to-silver ratio stands well above historical averages. “Silver is definitely undervalued compared to gold and as a stand-alone investment. I consider it likely to be the most undervalued asset in the general investment markets,” says Paul Mladjenovic, author of Precious Metals Investing For Dummies. Read More

10.17.17- From “Comfortably Numb” During The Assaults On Silver To Fully Invigorated
Michael Ballanger

The brutal assaults on silver have left investors “comfortably numb”, but ever since last week, Michael Ballanger has become invigorated. Here’s why…

In the late 1960s and most of the 1970s, an English rock band named Pink Floyd dominated the world of progressive and psychedelic music with such memorable albums as “Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here,” and “The Wall.” One of their greatest hits was a song entitled “Comfortably Numb” and as I was listening to it the other night, the refrain in the middle of the song—”Gotta keep it going through the show; c’mon it’s time to go”—reminded me of the current state of the precious metals markets in the sense that the bullion bank criminals really are doing their utmost to “keep it (the price caps and interventions) going through the show”. Read More

10.16.17- Gold, the stock market and the yield curve
Steven Saville

The yield curve is a remarkably useful leading indicator of major economic and financial-market events. For example, its long-term trend can be relied on to shift from flattening to steepening ahead of economic recessions and equity bear markets. Also, usually it will remain in a flattening trend while a monetary-inflation-fueled boom is in progress. That’s why I consider the yield curve’s trend to be one of the true fundamental drivers of both the stock market and the gold market. Not surprisingly, when the yield curve’s trend is bullish for the stock market it is bearish for the gold market, and vice versa. Read More

10.14.17- Germans Have Quietly Become The World's Biggest Buyers Of Gold
Frank Holmes


Is there a new global leader in gold investing?

Some see a weakening faith in paper.

There's room for future growth.

When I talk about Indians' well-known affinity for gold, I tend to focus on Diwali and the wedding season late in the year. Giving gifts of beautiful gold jewelry during these festivals is considered auspicious in India, and historically we've been able to count on prices being supported by increased demand. Read More

10.13.17- 2017 Global Physical Gold and Silver Demand: A Fact Vs. Propaganda Update
JS Kim

Recently, the western banking cartel media has been out in full force to mislead everyone regarding a narrative of falling and “soft” demand for physical gold and physical silver, as they typically frame the market in the US as representative of the global market when this is patently false. Furthermore, the usual suspects, like Goldman Sachs bankers, have piled on to this misinformation by calling for a plunge in gold prices, but more on that later. First let’s discuss the misleading statistics being disseminated by the mainstream financial media regarding physical gold and physical silver demand. Read More

10.12.17- Investing in Gold & Silver is a ‘No Brainer
Kettle Moraine Precious Metals

It is genuinely amazing that so many economists and investment professionals continue to promote ‘business as usual’ investment advice. Their clients will surely pay a steep price for this ‘head in the sand’ approach to investing.

Current Investment Realities

a) Stocks ~ In spite of the fact that equities are more or less fully priced, there are those who continue to recommend stocks without caution to their inherent risk. We know the FED’s propensity to create money out of thin air continues unabated and that money has to find a home somewhere. Is a traditional portfolio of stocks the place to be in this new environment? Read More

10.11.17- The Unknown Fundamental: This Will Push The Silver Price Up Much Higher
Steve St Angelo

Precious metals investors need to understand the coming silver price surge will not occur due to the typical supply and demand forces.  While Mainstream analysts continue to generate silver price forecasts based on supply and demand factors, they fail to include one of the most important key factors.  Unfortunately, the top paid Wall Street analysts haven’t figured it out that supply and demand forces don’t impact the silver price all that much.

For example, I continue to read articles by analysts who suggest that industrial demand will impact the silver price in the future.  They believe that rising industrial silver demand should push prices higher while lower demand does the opposite.  However, according to my research, I don’t see any real correlation.  So, why should industrial demand impact the silver price in the future when it hasn’t in the past? Read More

10.10.17- Here’s Why Bitcoin Won’t Replace Gold So Easily
Frank Holmes

What a week it was.

First and foremost, I’d like to acknowledge the horrific mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas, the deadliest in modern American history. On behalf of everyone at U.S. Global Investors, I extend my sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families.

The memory of the shooting was still fresh in people’s minds during last Tuesday’s Hollywood premiere of Blade Runner 2049, which nixed the usual red carpet and other glitz in light of the tragedy. Before the film, producers shared poignant words, saying that in times such as these, the arts are crucial now more than ever. Read More

10.09.17- 10 Factors to Propel Gold 10 Fold
Egon von Greyerz

Inflation is coming and it will have a major effect on the world economy and financial markets. This is one of the factors that will drive gold to levels which few can imagine today. Later in this piece, I am discussing 10 Factors which will make gold surge.


Markets are expressing no fear and seem very comfortable at or near all-time tops. There is no concern that stocks are massively overvalued or that bond rates are at historical lows and only have one way to go. Nor is anyone worried that house prices are at levels which most people can’t afford. Money printing and interest rate manipulation has created such cheap financing that most people don’t look at the price of the property but only at the financing costs. Read More

10.07.17- Why ‘Peak Gold’ Is Making the Perfect Storm for Rising Prices
Peter Reagan

Another significant buy signal is emerging for gold.

Experts believe we’re quickly approaching ‘peak gold,’ meaning production could soon hit its permanent ceiling and begin declining – while demand continues to grow.

If the ‘peak gold’ hypothesis is proven true, then prices could likely soon reach record highs. Here’s everything you need to know, and how you can take advantage of this historic event in the gold market…Read More

10.06.17- Thoughtful Disagreement with Ted Butler
Keith Weiner

Dear Mr. Butler:

In your article of 2 October, entitled Thoughtful Disagreement, you say, “someone will come up with the thoughtful disagreement that makes the body of my premise invalid or the price of silver will validate the premise by exploding.” I will take you up on your request.

You state your case in this paragraph:

“Here are the issues. Silver (and gold) prices are set by paper dealings on the COMEX by a few large speculators (banks and managed money traders), to the exclusion of input from real producers and consumers, making the price discovery process and the resultant price artificial.Read More

10.05.17- The Gold Coin Dilemma, Politics and Nonsense
Gary Christenson

There are five identical bags of gold, and each contains ten gold coins. However, one of the five bags contains fake gold. The real gold, fake gold, and five bags appear identical, except the coins of fake gold each weigh 1.1 ounces, and the real gold coins each weigh 1 ounce. You have an accurate digital scale and CAN USE IT ONLY ONCE. 

How do you determine which bag contains the fake gold? Read More

10.04.17- This is how China moves the world to a gold standard!
Bill Holter

We have watched for years as China grew in strength economically, financially and militarily. They have pre positioned themselves by making trade deals, setting up credit facilities and even an alternative clearing system to the West’s “SWIFT”. We also know China has been gobbling up global mine supply of gold for going on 10 years now. As I’ve written in the past, just using the back of a napkin, it can be surmised they now have hoarded 20,000 tons or more compared to the “supposed” 8,133 tons held by the U.S. Read More

10.03.17- Thoughtful Disagreement
Theodore Butler

I caught a good interview by Charlie Rose on Bloomberg TV the other night of Ray Dalio, founder and head of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund with some $150 billion in assets under management. Dalio has been making the rounds recently in promoting his new book, “Principles”, in which he lays out his beliefs for the investment business and the business of life. Now in book form, Dalio previously offered his work for free and which was downloaded more than three million times. For very good reason, when Dalio speaks, he is listened to even more than EF Hutton. Read More

Fort Knox: "Glad Gold Is Safe!"
Gary Christenson

Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin visited Fort Knox on August 21. He tweeted “Glad gold is safe!” He told an audience in Louisville, “I assume the gold is still there.”

The Fort Knox Gold was last audited in the 1950s. Secretary Mnuchin’s statements were not helpful. Questions:

    1. The gold is safe, but where is it? Has most or all Fort Knox gold been shipped to Asia?
    2. How much gold is safe? A few bars? Hundreds of bars in a locked and dimly lit room visible only through a small window? Was it gold or gold plated tungsten?
    3. Does his assurance reduce suspicions of “missing gold” or encourage those speculations? Read More

09.30.17- China Needs $13,000 Gold Price To Implement Oil-For-Gold Contract
Bill Maher

If China launches the highly anticipated oil-for-gold contract by the end of this year, those $10,000 forecasts for gold may be off by some 30%. Here’s how China could launch the new oil contract in just a few short months from now…

This Could Send Gold Much Higher Than $10,000

Jim Rickards is on record forecasting $10,000 gold.

But is China about to provide the catalyst to send gold even higher? And by how much? Read More

09.29.17- The ONLY Variable That Matters To The Price Of Gold
Jeff Nielson

There are all sorts of positive fundamentals when it comes to the price of gold. There are the positive supply/demand fundamentals. The gold market is in a supply deficit. Mine reserves are at a 30-year low . The price of gold is below what is necessary to sustain the gold mining industry .

There are the positive geopolitical fundamentals. The world’s two most-unstable leaders – Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump – have been constantly trading threats and insults. And both of these people have nuclear weapons at their disposal. There is the endless “War on Terror”. Read More

09.28.17- Gold price hits over 1-month low; palladium races past platinum

London (Sept 28)  Gold fell to over one-month lows on Thursday as the dollar rose on expectations of a U.S interest rate hike in December, while platinum was trading at a discount to palladium for the first time since 2001.

Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,278.36 per ounce at 0607 GMT, after hitting its lowest since Aug. 16 earlier in the session, as strong U.S economic data took sheen off the yellow metal.

U.S. gold futures for December delivery fell 0.5 percent to $1,281.30. Read More

09.27.17- A Game Changing Event For Gold & Silver Is Likely This Week
Chris Vermeulen

A September 28th & 29th VIX event could set-up the next moves higher in gold and silver prices. Chris says the set-up has been developing for the last five months. If the VIX spike happens, Chris says it will be a game changer…

Hidden Gems Shows A Foreboding Future

A quick look at any of the US majors will show most investors that the markets have recently been pushing upward towards new all-time highs.  These traditional market instruments can be misleading at times when relating the actual underlying technical and fundamental price activities.  Today, we are going to explore some research using our custom index instruments that we use to gauge and relate more of the underlying market price action. Read More

09.26.17- The Road Ahead for Gold
Jordan Roy-Byrne

In recent weeks both metals and miners have declined somewhat sharply after reaching resistance. Gold peaked just below major resistance near $1375/oz and GDX, the biggest ETF for gold miners peaked at its October 2016 and February 2017 highs. If precious metals can break through this resistance then a major move higher would begin. However, the recent selloff, coupled with a lack of relative strength suggests the road to a breakout could lead well into 2018. 

On the daily chart shown below, we can see that Gold has retreated after testing important trendline resistance. Although Gold’s long-term technical structure leans bullish, Gold is currently showing relative weakness. Gold against foreign currencies (Gold/FC) did not make a higher high and Gold/Stocks barely made a higher high. Both ratios may need to hold their blue support lines in order for Gold to remain above $1260/oz.  Read More

09.25.17- Time To Lay Low
Turd Ferguson

Even though we've tried to warn and prepare, none of that makes the inevitable Spec wash-and-rinse any easier to watch.

At the end of the day, it just is what it is. The year 2017 has unfolded almost precisely as we initially forecast back in January with two steps back following every three steps higher. We had carried a target of new highs for 2017, near $1320, through this most recent rally that began on July 10. That we instead reached $1360 was just a bonus, I guess. Read More

09.23.17- The Gold Skyrocket Starts In London
Hugo Salinas Price

The Chinese have announced that they have perfected a scheme, to be launched formally in the market by the end of the year, by means of which exporters of oil to China will accept the Chinese currency, the Yuan, in payment for the oil; for this deal, the Chinese have added an incentive: the Yuan received by the oil exporters will be exchangeable for gold. This gold will be “sourced” i.e. “purchased” outside of China, for the oil exporters.

Thus, the oil exporters’ Yuan will be offered in payment to the so-called “Bullion Banks” in London, who will provide the gold in exchange for Yuan. Read More

09.22.17- “A Massive Unwind Of The U.S. Dollar Is Coming… You’re Going To See A Rush For Gold”
Mac Slavo

Global strategist Marin Katusa is the New York Times best selling author of The Colder War, which details the geo-political power shift that threatens the global dominance of the United States. He’s also a well known resource hedge fund manager who legendary investor Doug Casey has called one of the best market analysts he’s ever worked with. His prior forecasts noted that countries around the world would soon stop trading commodities like oil in the U.S. dollar, something we’re already seeing with China, Russia, Iran, and Venezuela, all of which are preparing non-dollar, gold-backed mechanisms of exchange. Read More

09.21.17- Analysts Expect Gold to Keep Extending Gains
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know brings you the latest stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Will gold prices keep extending their gains, money managers’ bullish gold positioning hits 2017 high, and what gold’s rally means for you.

Will gold prices keep extending their gains?

Gold looks ready to post further gains after recently climbing to its one-year high. Multiple analysts expect the metal to continue past the recently-breached $1,350 mark, citing numerous factors as supportive of gold prices. Read More

09.20.17- Immediate Silver Aftershocks May Finally Put Fed In Their Place
Silver Doctors

SD Midweek Update: Gold & Silver were hit hard on Monday. However, this could be all be about to change because there is one thing the Fed has absolutely no control over and no way to sugar coat…

Silver was hit on Friday, and price was under constant attack on Monday.

Silver is a dollar off the highs from just last week. For now, however, it looks like any ammunition the cartel has left has been set aside for a Fed Offensive just before 2:00 p.m. EST today. Read More

09.19.17- U.S. $20 Trillion Debt and Gold
Arkadiusz Sieron

On Friday, the total value of U.S. national debt surpassed $20 trillion. What does it imply for the gold market?

As one can see in the chart below, U.S. public debt approached $20 trillion in the second quarter. Last week, it finally surpassed this level for the first time in history. It means that the debt also exceeds GDP.

Chart 1: U.S. public debt (blue line, left axis) and U.S. public debt as percent of GDP (red line, right axis) between 1966 and 2017. Read More

09.18.17- Unprecedented Global Risk…
No One Cares

Egon von Greyerz

Risk involves the chance an investment’s actual return will differ from the expected return. Risk includes the possibility of losing some or all of the original investment.” (Investopedia)

So there we have it. Risk means that you can lose part or all of the investment. Normally valuations take risk into account. But is the world really valuing the following risks accurately: Read More

09.16.17- Outlook for the dollar price of gold
Alasdair Macleod

Now that gold has become overbought on Comex, the price is vulnerable to being trashed, yet again, by the too-big-to-fail banks. It is a familiar operation in gold futures markets, where speculators buying contracts protect themselves with stop-losses.

All the TBTF banks need is a pause in the speculator’s buying and a little good news (bad for gold). Ideally, the active contract will be running into maturity, so the speculators are forced to put up or shut up: in other words, sell the contract, roll it into another later maturity, or stand for delivery. Read More

09.15.17- What is the Spot Gold Price?
Hubert Moolman

When trading gold bullion, the price is usually governed by the "Spot Gold Price". This is the explicit value at which an ounce of gold is selling for on the "over the counter" market at any given point in time.

Just like shares, the gold spot price changes minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour as supply and demand fluctuate. The gold spot price, also known as the "gold current price" can be affected by other influences, such as economic uncertainty, war or any other factor which encourages investors to convert their funds into physical commodities. Read More

09.14.17- Reverse H&S Pattern in Gold
Przemyslaw Radomski

Last week, we received quite a few messages in which readers asked about the long-term  reverse head-and-shoulders pattern in gold and related ratios. In today’s alert we discuss this in greater detail.

Let’s jump right into the gold chart (charts courtesy of http://stockcharts.com). Read More

09.13.17- This Metals Rally Has More Legs
Bob Moriarty

Bob Moriarty, founder of 321gold, does not profess to be a market timer but he sure does have a knack for timing. In my last three conversations with him he gave readers prescient insights into gold, the precious metals mining sector, and a stock called Novo Resources, to name a few. Gold has rallied ~$150/oz in the two months since our July conversation and what Bob has to say about gold and the miners here might surprise some people. Without further ado here is Energy & Gold’s September 2017 conversation with Bob Moriarty…

CEO Technician: The last time we spoke was in early August and you had just returned from a trip to visit Novo Resources (TSX-V: NVO, OTC: NSRPF) in Australia. NVO shares were trading at about C$3.25 on the day we spoke and subsequently shot up to nearly C$6 per share within ten days after our conversation. Since then the shares have pulled back by about ? from their peak. What are your thoughts on Novo shares here and the latest news of the C$56 million strategic investment by Kirkland Lake Gold (NYSE:KL, TSX:KL)? Read More

09.12.17- Expert Says Gold Could Climb to $10,000 Due to Threat of War
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest news stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Expert says gold could climb to $10,000 due to threat of war, analyst expects gold to vault over from $1,300 to $1,400, and Trump’s tariff hunger is bullish for gold.

James Rickards: Gold prices could surge to $10,000 because “war is coming”

Author James Rickards sees global political instability propelling gold to as high as $10,000. He says one of the key drivers behind this rally will be the conflict with North Korea, the threat of which isn’t being taken seriously enough. Read More

09.11.17- Gold And The Coming Collapse: Are We Close To A Major Monetary Event?
Hubert Moolman

It really should be clear that a major international banking crisis is inevitable, and likely to occur fairly soon. Due to the extreme debt levels, many banks are close to that point of failure.

An event like a stock market crash is likely to push many banks to that point of failure, since the pressure it would create (on cash resources), would expose their inability to fulfill their obligations. Read More

09.09.17- Eight Crooks Against The World
Ted Butler

I’d like to share what may be a different way of looking at thegold and silver market, but still remain focused on whathas been the primary driver of price – changes in the COMEX futures market structure. It has become fairly common knowledge that prices rise when the managed money traders buy and prices fall when these traders sell. So great is the effect on price of this COMEX derivatives positioning that it is discussed in more commentaries than ever before. And that is due to what has become a clearly observable pattern of cause and price effect. Read More

09.08.17- Major Catalysts for Gold
Byron King

“Markets are sleepwalking through history,” wrote Michael Lewitt in a recent issue of The Credit Strategist. “Investors fool themselves into thinking they live in a stable world. Our world is more unstable than at any time since World War II.”

“Investors who do not reduce risk in their portfolios now are demonstrating a dangerous ignorance of history,” advised Lewitt.

I agree. The world is awash in risk, evidenced by all manner of natural and man-made events. Read More

09.07.17- Gold Price Is Headed To $1,500 By Year End
Jason Hamlin

A confluence of factors has been pushing the price of gold higher over the past few weeks and I believe it is headed for $1,500 by the close of 2017. After hitting a low around $1,200 in July, the price of gold has since advanced by more than 10% or $140 to $1,340.

The chart shows a significant breakout through both the 100 and 200-day moving averages over the past month. More importantly, gold pierced trend-line resistance that had been in place for over a year. Read More

09.06.17- The Forking Paradise – Precious Metals Supply and Demand Report
Keith Weiner

Picture a bank, the old-fashioned kind. Call it Acme (sorry, we watched too much Coyote and Road Runner growing up). A group of disgruntled employees leave. They take a copy of the book of accounts. They set up a new bank across the street, Wile E Bank. To win customers, they say if you had an account at Acme Bank, you now have an account at Wile, with the same balance! Read More

09.05.17- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: Ethereum, Bitcoin Crash After China Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal
Tyler Durden

Ethereum and bitcoin are crashing this morning, after China confirmed its recent threat of an ICO crackdown (reported here last Monday) when the central bank said on Monday that initial coin offerings are illegal and disrupt financial markets, according to statement on China’s central bank website. The PBOC also asked all related fundraising activity to be halted immediately, issuing the strongest regulatory challenge so far to the controversial if surging market for digital token sales.

The crackdown was announced in a statement on the PBOC's website in which the central bank said that it had completed investigations into ICOs, and will strictly punish offerings in the future while penalizing legal violations in ones already completed. Read More

09.04.17- Gold Breakout Signals A Financial Hurricane Coming Onshore
Dave Kranzler

I found it amusing that Mohamed El-Erian wrote an opinion piece for Bloomberg which asserted that gold is not much of a “safe haven these days.”  His thesis was entirely devoid of material facts.  His underlying rationale was that safe haven capital was flowing into cryptocurrencies rather than gold.  I guess if one has a western-centric view of the markets, that argument is a modicum of validity.  However the scope of the analysis omits that fact that the entire eastern hemisphere is converting fiat currency at a record pace into physical gold that requires bona fide delivery outside of western custodial roach motels. Read More

09.02.17- There Just Isn’t Enough Gold
Egon von Greyerz

There are lies damned lies and Central Bank Gold statistics. Total official global gold holdings are reported to be 33,000 tonnes. That is 19% of all the gold ever produced in the world. But how can anyone ever believe any of these figures. Because no central bank ever has a public audit of all its gold holdings. Since the gold belongs to the people, they have the right to know if the gold actually exists, especially since the gold reserves are backing the currency. Read More

09.01.17- Why Has Silver Been Suppressed?
Jeff Nielson

Many previous commentaries have described and discussed the various ways in which the silver market has been manipulated in the past and is being manipulated today. What has been explained in years past, but missing from recent editions, are the reasons for the serial manipulation of the silver market.

Before getting into the basis for this systemic market crime, it is necessary to briefly identify this manipulation for the sake of newer readers. The parameters could not be more obvious. Read More

08.31.17- The Role of Gold in Your Portfolio
Greg McCoach

Physical gold is money in the most pure and basic form. It will stand when everything else (paper) falls. Not only will it still be standing, it will be standing tall because of fear and panic.

The ripple effect of consequences from insane levels of counterparty risk that exist in today’s financial world will bring people to their knees as we witness the greatest wealth transfer of all time.

Today, an ounce of gold can still buy a quality man’s suit and all the trimmings. This tells us that gold, not the dollar, has held its purchasing power. Since 2013, it’s getting worse for the dollar and better for gold. Read More

08.30.17- Weird Things Are Happening With Gold
James Rickards

Last week featured two unusual stories on gold — one strange and the other truly weird. These stories explain why gold is not just money but is the most politicized form of money.

They show that while politicians publicly disparage gold, they quietly pay close attention to it.

The first strange gold story involves Germany…

The Deutsche Bundesbank, the central bank of Germany, announced that it had completed the repatriation of gold to Frankfurt from foreign vaults. Read More

08.29.17- The Amount Of Dollars In Existence Relative To The Silver Price Points To Much Higher Prices
Hubert Moolman

Silver is currently trading around $17 an ounce. This is around 34% of its 1980 all-time high of $50. However, this is an incomplete representation of what silver is really trading at, relative to US dollars. When you look at the silver price, relative to US currency (the amount of actual US dollars) in existence, then it is at its lowest value it has ever been.

The US monetary base basically reflects the total amount of US currency issued. Originally, the monetary base is supposed to be backed by gold available at the Treasury or Federal Reserve to redeem the said currency issued by the Federal Reserve. This is not the case any more, therefore, the amount of dollars have grown exponentially over the years. Read More

08.28.17- Trump Shutdown Threat Is a Win-Win for Precious Metals Owners
Dirch Gold Group

Another government shutdown could be coming down the pike if Congress doesn’t give in to President Trump’s demands for border wall funding. But no matter how the situation plays out, it could be a unique win-win situation for precious metal owners.

Here’s how gold and silver owners stand to benefit, whether Trump gets funding for his wall or not…

The Clock Is Ticking

Congress needs to pass a federal budget by September 30. If that doesn’t happen, a government shutdown is inevitable. Read More

08.26.17- Gold – crossing the Rubicon
Alasdair Macleod

Gold is challenging the $1300 level for the third time this year. If it breaks upwards out of this consolidation phase convincingly, it could be an important event, signalling a dollar that will continue to weaken.

The factors driving the dollar lower are several and disparate. The US economy is sluggish relative to the rest of the world, the rise of Asia from which America is excluded is unstoppable, geopolitics are shifting away from US global dominance, and the end is in sight for monopolistic payment for oil in US dollars. Read More

08.25.17- Silver Surging: Price Gains Unleashed
Lior Gantz

Silver is cheap and will outperform all other metals, says Lior Gantz, founder of Wealth Research Group, and highlights one company he expects to do wellI've been looking at this chart for hours—it says it all, and I want you to get a full grasp of this because in February of last year was when Wealth Research Group last touched on this subject and the subsequent boom brought six 300%+ winners to our newsletter by August. Read More

08.24.17- Belt & Road and Precious Metals
Jeff Nielson

China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” is the transformational economic strategy of the 21 st century. PricewaterhouseCoopers summarized the plan in February 2016:

The geographical area that is potentially covered by the B&R initiative is vast. In its current shape, the initiative has close to 65 countries somehow connected, covering more than half of the world’s population (c. 4.4 billion), around 30% of the global economy and a total infrastructure investment need of around US$5 trillion. Read More

08.23.17- Trump Will Soon End the Korean War
James Rickards

[Ed. Note: Jim Rickards’ latest New York Times bestseller, The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites’ Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis, is out now. Learn how to get your free copy – HERE. This vital book transcends rhetoric from the next phase of the Korean War to prepare you for what you should be watching now.]

The potential for war over the Korean Peninsula is as great as ever. The news cycle we live in is a world of 24-hour updates.  With what seems more like 24-minutes between when stories come and go it is easy to lose focus on the major stories. Read More

08.22.18- 'There Is No Cure for this Disease...'
Hugo Salinas Price

In 1934, through the Gold Reserve Act, President Roosevelt devalued the dollar from $20.67 dollars per ounce, to $35 dollars per ounce.

The devaluation was excessive, meaning that at $35 dollars per ounce, the world considered that it would rather own American dollars - as undervalued - rather than gold; for this reason, and because of fears regarding another World War, the world shipped enormous quantities of gold to the US, in exchange for US dollars. Read More

08.21.17- Comparing Bitcoin To Gold
Frank Holmes


The best performing precious metal for the week was palladium with a 3.42 percent gain. Citi forecasts a continued drop in diesel market share in Europe, while Russia’s largest palladium producer boasted of strong auto demand. Gold traders and analysts surveyed by Bloomberg are bullish for a ninth week, the longest run since March. Gold climbed higher this week after the dollar weakened following Federal Reserve minutes that showed lingering concerns over low inflation, reports Bloomberg. Worries over U.S. economic policy also pushed the yellow metal higher, after the nation’s top CEOs’ rupture with President Trump. Read More

08.19.17- Buy Gold and Head for the Bunker?
Anders Keitz

New York (Aug 19)  It has been a rough week, between a terrorist attack in Spain and inflamed racial tensions in America stemming from the deadly Charlottesville protest, the U.S. and international markets have not fared too well. Investors are adjusting their portfolios, creating an exodus from the equities market as they look toward notable safe havens, such as gold. But, depending on investors' views regarding geopolitical concerns, it may not be the right time to stock up on gold. Read More

08.18.17- Does Your Neck Hurt Yet
From The Metals Action?

Avi Gilburt

Reading most metals analysis in 2017 has been like watching a tennis match with the analysis going back and forth over the net between bullishness and bearishness.  As the market reaches its highs, analysts turn bullish, and as the market reaches its lows, analysts turn terribly bearish. And, when the sentiment of the market has reached these extremes, it has marked the point in time when the markets have turned. Read More

08.17.17- Bet on the Jockey, not the Horse
Bob Moriarty

I first wrote about Aurania Resources back in March. The shares were $1.25 then and are $2.36 now. Keith the Barron did a private placement four months ago. The shares come free trading in a week. It may be the last chance to jump on this wagon.

Over the past sixteen years I have visited a lot of projects. And I’ve met a thousand or more geologists. Everyone has their own idea of whom the best are at anything but after having met most of the players in the industry, I’m convinced I know who are in the top five. Read More

08.16.17- Gold Set To Rise While Debt-Based Assets Collapse
Hubert Moolman

In a previous article, I have shown how economic conditions, today, appear very similar to that of the early 80s (circa 1983). These similar conditions show up on the long-term gold and Dow charts, as shown in that article.

Now, if those similarities continue, then the Dow will continue much higher from this point on, while gold will go into a long-term bear market. However, I have also pointed out that there are just too many fundamental obstacles, that would make such a scenario almost impossible. Read More

08.15.17- The Coming Gold “Break Out”
Jim Rickards

Gold has conducted what some are calling a “stealth rally” over the past month.

After bottoming at $1,206 per ounce on July 10, gold is at $1,286 this morning, a healthy 6.5% gain in just over one month.

The has been welcome relief for gold investors after a series of “flash crashes” on June 14, June 26 and July 3 contributed to a gold drawdown from $1,294 per ounce to $1,206 per ounce between June 6 and July 10. At that point it looked as though gold might fall through technical resistance and tumble to the $1,150 per ounce range. Read More

08.14.17- It’s All Going Wrong For A Gold Cartel On The Precipice
Andrew Hoffman

I wasn’t planning to write another article this week – as tomorrow morning (Friday), I’m taping a MUST LISTEN interview with one of the smartest investors in the Precious Metals/Cryptocurrency space; Edward Blake, the Renegade Investor.  Not to mention, it’s the middle of August, and I have yet to take a day off from publishing all year.  However, as we are living through what may well be a major inflection point in history – monetary and otherwise – I figured I’d pen a few thoughts.  What the heck?  Diana and Sylvie are visiting relatives in New York, so who’s going to stop me? Read More

08.12.17- What You Always Wanted To Know
About Gold

Antal E. Fekete

Question: Professor Fekete, you are known as a staunch advocate of a return to the gold standard. But mainstream economists are saying a gold standard is not practicable and they are fighting the idea with everything they have. How do you answer their criticism?

Answer: To say that the gold standard is not practicable is the same to say that honesty is not practicable, and Constitutions are made to be blithely ignored when convenient. The American Constitution, for example, mandates a metallic monetary standard for the United States in the clearest possible language. Opponents of the gold standard have never been able to muster up the moral fortitude to amend the Constitution so as to formalize the abolishing of the gold standard.Read More

08.11.17- Ray Dalio: With Two Potential Crises, Buy Gold In Case "Things Go Badly"
Tyler Durden

It's been a while, years in fact, but suddenly it's gold's time to shine again.

The yellow metal - insurance against systemic collapse, hyperinflation and infinite political stupidity - which in recent years has seen its popularity fade as the younger generation has gravitated toward the far faster moving crypto currencies - is once again back in the spotlight.

As UBS' strategist Joni Teves, who has been recommending the precious metal for a long time despite the BOJ's relentless suppression, writes "gold bounces from recent lows in line with other safe havens amid risk-off sentiment." Read More

08.10.17- Gold soars as the US and North Korea wage a verbal war
Eric Onstad

London — Gold hit its highest levels in two months on Thursday as the US and North Korea exchanged more threats, prompting investors to buy bullion as a safe-haven asset.

On Thursday, North Korea outlined detailed plans for a missile strike near the Pacific territory of Guam, keeping up a war of words with US President Donald Trump after he said Pyongyang would face "fire and fury" if it continued to threaten the US.

"For now, the uptrend is very much intact in gold, reacting to external geopolitical events," said Jonathan Butler, commodities analyst at Mitsubishi in London. Read More

08.09.17- High Anxiety In Marketplace Propels Gold To 7-Wk. High
Jim Wyckoff

Gold prices were ending the U.S. day session solidly higher and pushed to a seven-week high Wednesday, on solid safe-haven demand. There is keen anxiety and risk aversion in the marketplace after U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea there would be “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if North Korea keeps threatening the U.S. North Korea responded by saying it may fire a missile toward the U.S. territory of Guam. December Comex gold was last up $16.60 an ounce at $1,279.20. September Comex silver was last up $0.461 at $16.85 an ounce. Read More

08.08.17- Solar, Bubble, Banks, War, and Legal Tender: Five Reasons Why You Should
Buy Silver Now

Shannara Johnson

Unlike its big brother, gold, physical silver is coveted for both investment purposes and industrial usage. Right now, silver prices are in a bit of a slump—in other words, it’s the perfect time to load up on this precious metal while it’s down. Here are some good reasons why silver should be on every investor’s radar. Read More

08.07.17- Why Bitcoin Will Make
Gold And Silver Go Up, PT ll

Andy Hoffman

Ho hum.  Another first Friday of the month, and another fabricated “jobs” report with not a shred of correlation to real economic activity.  Like, for instance, the completely ignored fact that – as I have discussed ad nauseum – the BLS’ “birth-death model”; which as we recently learned, accounts for 93% of all new “jobs” since the 2008 crisis; is based on the creation of unreported jobs at small businesses.  This, despite the “inconvenient truth” that more small businesses have “died” since 2008 been “birthed.” Read More

08.05.17- Here’s What Will Send the Price of Gold and Silver Soaring
JS Kim

China has been accumulating a lot of gold over the past decade. Furthermore, no one with any sense believes their “officially” reported reserve numbers, especially since I had been blogging for years that their official gold reserve data was nonsense. The Chinese government themselves substantiated my claim in 2015 by increasing their reserve numbers overnight by 60% to 1,658 tonnes from “official” reserves of 1,058 tonnes, the gold reserve number that the PBOC reported for six straight years prior. Even when this updated number was reported, I again, at that time, stated that such a number was a gross underreporting of their real reserves, as Chinese government officials had zero desire to reveal the strength of their hand in the middle of a global currency war. Read More

08.04.17- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: Something Big Is About To Change The Alternative Media Community
Steve St Angelo

To all the precious metals, resource and alternative media followers and investors…. something BIG is about to change in our community.  This change will have a very powerful and positive impact on the Alternative Media Community, while at the same time, disrupting the control by the mainstream media.

So what is this BIG CHANGE?  Let me say it in just three words…. CDX IS COMING. Read More

08.03.17- "Mother of All Bubbles" to Increase Appetite for Gold
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the top news stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: The “mother of all bubbles” keeps gold in focus, the U.S. dollar drop could send gold prices soaring, and gold steady as U.S. political woes keep dollar in check.

The “mother of all bubbles” keeps gold in focus

Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors, recently discussed the mountain of debt we’re currently facing, Read More

08.02.17- Gold or Silver? A 2017 Perspective
Jeff Nielson

For both novices and experienced precious metals investors, the question “gold or silver?” still has relevance today. Experienced precious metals investors have already heard that according to almost every fundamentals metric, silver is more undervalued than gold, and thus a better value for the dollar.

But these same investors have been hearing this message for many years. They look at prices today and see the silver/gold price ratio at a ludicrous level of nearly 80:1 – a ratio that has increased, not decreased in recent years. Some readers, even ardent precious metals bulls, may now have become Skeptics concerning silver. Read More

08.01.17- Bitcoin, Gold and Silver
Keith Weiner

That’s it. It’s the final straw. One of the alternative investing newsletters had a headline that screamed, “Bitcoin Is About to Soar, But You Must Act by August 1 to Get In”. It was missing only the call to action “call 1-800-BIT-COIN now! That number again is 800 B.I.T..C.O.I.N.”

Bitcoin, daily. In terms of the gains recorded between the lows of 2009 and the recent highs (from less eight hundredths of a US cent per bitcoin, or $1 = 1,309.2 BTC, the first officially recorded value of BTC, to $3,000 per bitcoin, or $1 = 0.000333333 BTC), the bubble in bitcoin by now exceeds every historical precedent by several orders of magnitude, including the infamous Tulipomania and Kuwait’s Souk-al-Manakh bubble.Read More

Outperformed Gold In This Major Sector

Steve St Angelo

Precious metals investors may not be aware, but silver investment has seriously outperformed gold in this major market sector.  Even though precious metals sentiment and sales are currently lower than they were over the past several years, this is only temporary pause before the market surges as the highly inflated stock market finally cracks and plunges lower.

When we start to witness a huge correction or crash in the broader stock markets, there only be a few physical assets worth owning to protect wealth.  Investors moving into the precious metals at this time, will see their asset values increase significantly.  However, silver will likely out perform gold as investors and speculators move into the more undervalued precious metal. Read More

07.29.17- Silver Price Forecast: A New Wrinkle In Precious Metals Thickens The Plot
Darren Capriotti

When forecasting the price of silver, we often have to look at long-term trends or even review previous months to get a context for where the price may be headed. But this silver forecast will be different. Not only is there interesting movement in the price of silver that bears watching, but a new wrinkle in the precious metals market needs to be explored:

London Metal Exchange To Publish Gold, Silver Reference Prices Read More

07.28.17- Chile’s Silver Production Down A Stunning 32%
Steve St Angelo

In an interesting change of events, the world’s fifth largest silver producer saw its production plunge 32% in May versus the same month last year.  Chile, a country which produced a record high of 54 million oz of silver in 2014, is forecasted to see its mine supply decline to less than 40 million oz in 2017.

According to the most recently released data by COCHILCO – Chile’s Ministry of Mines, the country’s silver production in May fell to 97.1 metric tons (3.1 million oz) versus 141.9 metric tons (4.6 million oz) in the same month last year: Read More

07.27.17- Ruminations on Gold
Soren K. Group

Bitter Gold Traders

But Enda's enthusiasm is genuine. And that pisses us off. As veterans  of so many failed  formations in Gold we are a bit cynical. Maybe it is us. Perhaps it is we that are the problem. To be a Gold bull over the last 20 years is to be demoralized constantly. Not unlike living with a narcissist idiot  or a Jehovah witness that won't take an aspirin. They cannot  get it but we keep thinking they will someday and we stick around, hoping for Gold's enemies to take that aspirin. But it never comes. It never  will. Read More

07.26.17- Preparing for the Bottom
Przemyslaw Radomski

In the first part of the Preparing for THE Bottom series, we emphasized the need to be sure to stay alert and focused in the precious metals market, even though it may not appear all that interesting. We argued that preparing for the big moves in gold that are likely to be seen later this year should prove extremely worth one’s while. In the second part of the series, we discussed when, approximately, one can expect the key bottom in gold to form (reminder: this winter appears a likely target) and in the third part of the series, we discussed one of the confirmations that could indicate that the final bottom is in or at hand – the gold to silver ratio. Read More

07.25.17- Silver Green Alert - One of the Best Buying Opportunities for Years...
Clive P. Maund

There will be no equivocating, fence sitting or any kind of hedging or expression of doubt in what is written in this update. Let me be absolutely clear: - we are now at the threshold of a barnburner rally in the Precious Metals sector, and silver is set to scream higher driven by a massive short covering panic, because short positions in it have ballooned in recent weeks to levels way above what we saw in December 2015, when silver hit its final bearmarket bottom, before the big sector rally during the 1st half of 2016. Read More

07.24.17- Breakout Alert: $1,500 Gold By September?
Zach Scheidt

Don’t look now, but gold is on the move!

Just over the last week, the futures price for an ounce of gold rose from a low of $1,204 to a high near $1,244 during yesterday’s trading session.

A 3% gain may not seem like much. But keep in mind this move happened in just over a week’s time.

More importantly, today I want to show you why this recent pickup in gold is actually just the start of a much larger — and more explosive — advance. Read More

07.22.17- How Governments Can Kill Cash
James Rickards

The global elites are using negative interest rates to do the same thing as inflation — make your money disappear.

One way to avoid negative interest rates is to go to physical cash.

In order to prevent that option, the elites have launched a war on cash.

The war on cash has two main thrusts…

  1. Make it difficult to obtain cash in the first place.

I don’t know what the restrictions are in Australia, but US banks will report anyone taking more than $3,000 in cash as engaging in a “suspicious activity” using Treasury Form SAR (Suspicious Activity Report). Read More

07.21.17- Watch For Gold Price Leadership
Christopher Aaron

Two weeks ago gold broke its short-term rising trend at $1,235, a technical level which held gold higher since January. This is shown below by the broken turquoise trendline. While such a breakdown would normally be a sign for caution, because the breakdown has occurred within the terminal stages of golds ongoing 2-year consolidation, the failure takes lesser importance from a technical standpoint.

Gold remains in an inherently neutral consolidation, the resolution of which should see a major breakout above $1,400 or a breakdown to new lows below $1,045, depending on which direction the pattern resolves. Read More

07.21.17- Watch For Gold Price Leadership
Christopher Aaron

Two weeks ago gold broke its short-term rising trend at $1,235, a technical level which held gold higher since January. This is shown below by the broken turquoise trendline. While such a breakdown would normally be a sign for caution, because the breakdown has occurred within the terminal stages of golds ongoing 2-year consolidation, the failure takes lesser importance from a technical standpoint.

Gold remains in an inherently neutral consolidation, the resolution of which should see a major breakout above $1,400 or a breakdown to new lows below $1,045, depending on which direction the pattern resolves. Read More

07.20.17- Is the COMEX Rigged?
Ronan Manly

The COMEX gold futures market and the London OTC gold market have a joint monopoly on setting the international gold price. This is because these two markets generate the largest ‘gold’ trading volumes and have the highest ‘liquidity’. However, this price setting dominance is despite either of these two markets actually trading physical gold bars. Both markets merely trade different forms of derivatives of gold bars.

Overall, the COMEX (which is owned by the CME Group) is even more dominant that the London market in setting the international price of gold. This is a feat which financial academics ascribe to COMEX being a centralized electronic platform offering low transaction costs. Read More


07.19.17- Trump Protectionism And The Coming Deflationary Bull Market In Gold And Gold Stocks
Frank Barbera

Over the last few days, there have been a number of articles on the internet suggesting that the Trump Administration may be getting close to imposing tarriffs on imported steel.

According to the NY Times:

“WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected any day now to make its long-awaited decision over whether to slap tariffs on steel imports. Doing so would be a provocative move that could simultaneously lift the spirits of President Trump’s most ardent supporters while angering trade partners. The tariffs could very well provoke a global trade war that could make all sides poorer.” Read More

07.18.17- Should Platinum Be More Expensive Than Gold?
Arkadiusz Sieron

Platinum is one of the rarest elements in the world, much rarer than gold. This is why historically the white metal has been more valuable – just think of platinum credit cards which offer greater privileges and prestige than the gold ones. However, the ‘little silver’ has recently been traded at a discount to gold, as one can see in the chart below.

Chart 1: The platinum-to-gold ratio (the price of platinum divided by the price of gold, red line, right axis), the price of gold (yellow line, left axis, London P.M. Fix, weekly average), and the price of platinum from April 1990 to June 2017. Read More

07.17.17- Speculators Sour On Gold And silver, Which Means The Bottom Is Near
John Rubino

The stars — in the form of smart and dumb money futures contract positions — have once again lined up favorably for precious metals.

Here are those positions for gold and silver as of Tuesday the 4th. Notice that speculators (the dumb money) got a lot less optimistic — that is, less long and more short — while the commercials (the smart money) got much less pessimistic.

The closer each group gets to neutral, where their longs and shorts are about equal, the greater the likelihood that metals prices will rise in the subsequent six or so months. Read More

07.15.17- The Logic Of A Modern Gold Standard
Alasdair Macleod

In last week’s Insight, I analysed the current geopolitical situation and concluded that it was now in the interest of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to break from the US dollar completely, by establishing a new monetary and banking system. By linking the yuan and rouble to gold, the SCO’s principal currencies would be insulated from manipulation by means of dollar currency rates, and their use as a weapon to undermine the Sino-Russian partnership. This article addresses some of the practical difficulties of establishing such a sound monetary system.

A return to sound money will require a radical reform of financial markets, as well as the laws and regulations under which banks and investment houses work. The weaknesses of the current fiat-money system must be identified and understood by reforming governments. Read More

07.14.17- GOLD & SILVER MARKET: Four Interesting Developments
Steve St Angelo

There are four interesting developments taking place in the gold and silver market that precious metals investors should be aware of.  While Americans continue to place all the BETS in the CASINO called Wall Street, via stocks, bonds and real estate, the EAST has been acquiring record amounts of gold and silver.

Furthermore, something interesting seems to have changed recently in the Silver Eagle sales market.

FIRST DEVELOPMENT: Let’s start off with showing the stunning amount of silver India imported in May.  According to Smaulgld.com, India imported nearly 2,000% more silver in May 2017 vs May 2016: Read More

07.13.17- The Gold Industry is in a Massive State of Dysfunction, Delusion and Denial
Stewart Dougherty

In 1980, the Financial Deep State realized that there existed an extraordinary opportunity for serial plunder and profiteering: the manipulation of the gold and silver markets. They immediately mobilized to exploit it.

During the subsequent 37+ years (we are now well into the 38th), the Deep State manipulators have criminally looted the gold and silver markets, pocketing astronomical profits for themselves in the process, all of which have come from real victims on the other sides of their fraudulent trades. While literally billions of people worldwide have been financially damaged by this crime, many of them severely, not one of the perpetrators has spent so much as ten seconds in jail for the global looting spree they have conducted. This is because precious metals price fraud is a state-sponsored crime. Read More

07.12.17- Is Gold Divorcing The Dollar And Marrying Inflation?
Frank Holmes

  • The best performing precious metal for the week was palladium, down just 0.34 percent on little news over the week.  Gold traders and analysts remained bullish for a third week following North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, writes Bloomberg News.

  • The Federal Reserve’s recent meeting showed a lack of consensus on when to shrink its balance sheet, reports Bloomberg, along with how to approach policy strategy at a time of low inflation. Gold held on to its gains following the release of the meeting’s minutes this week. Read More

07.11.17- The Importance of
Owning Precious Metals

Rob Hanus

I’ve talked to a lot of people about why it’s important to own gold and silver, yet I find that most people don’t fully grasp why. Many of the opponents to owning precious metals for preparedness reasons often cite that because they can’t eat it, it’s worthless as a prep.

First, let me just get it out there that I don’t advocate buying precious metals if you aren’t prepared in the other areas, namely food, water, cooking, shelter, defense and so on. Gold and silver aren’t going to do much for you if you’re not prepared to meet the basic needs of your family during a disaster or crisis event. Read More

07.10.17- Recent Gold Price Declines = The Cusp of a Major Upward move
Avery Goodman

I received an email from one of my readers on the July 4th holiday. He expressed dismay at the recent gold take-down that occurred at the end of June and on July 3rd. I am sure he is even more distressed, now, with the huge take down that happened on July 7th. He wondered how bankers can still have the power to pull off big reductions in gold prices whenever they choose? It is a question that is flowing through the minds of many people. They are still doing it, in spite of a relatively successful ongoing lawsuit against manipulation of the London gold fix, and in the face of a gold-friendly Presidential administration. Read More

07.08.17- A Tale of Two Gold Markets
James Rickards

In the early morning hours of Monday, June 26, gold fell about 1%, from $1,254 per ounce to $1,242 per ounce, in a matter of seconds.

And that the equivalent of 1.8 million ounces of gold were sold at once. The 1.8 million ounce amount is equivalent to about 59 metric tons of gold. That’s about 2% of the entire gold mining production of the world for a full year. No one sells that amount of physical gold.

Besides, mining output is almost 100% pre-sold these days, meaning that if you wanted to buy that much gold directly from a mine, you couldn’t do it, because it’s already committed to fulfill existing contracts. Read More

07.07.17- And Now, for Something Entirely Different:The Death of the US Dollar
Kettle Moraine Precious Metals

The homes did not become more expensive – your work, efforts, talents and the US dollar became WORTHLESS! Buy Gold.

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07.06.17- Fine Gold versus F.I.N.E. Central Banks
Gary Christenson

Gold is one of nature’s finest creations.

On the other hand central banks create trillions of fiat currency units – dollars, euros, yen, quataloos, whatever – from nothing and use those currency units for purchases … Apple stock, salaries for a thousand Ph.D. economists, office buildings, lobbyists, politicians, gold bullion etc.

It is unfair that the Fed creates trillions of dollars from nothing and values those dollars equally with other dollars created from the efforts of millions of businesses and individuals. Read More

07.05.17- US Dollar And Gold Prices Fall Together
Christopher Aaron

The US dollar continues to show us signs of a significant long-term reversal lower in the making. As first proposed in January 2017, the dollar has now hit our initial lower target of 95.5 on the dollar index:

This target was derived from a measurement of the amplitude (4) of the false breakout above the 99.5 resistance zone (black lines) subtracted from this same level following the breakdown. It represents a liquidation of long contracts by those who purchased the US dollar on the assumption that Trump’s policies would overshadow any money printing by the Federal Reserve after the election. Read More

07.04.17- Silver and the Great Future of Mexico
Hugo Salinas Price

Your Excellency, Ambassador Edward Malayan; Doctor Vladimir Shamakhov, Director of the Northwest Institute of Management of Russian Presidential Academy, members of the Honorable Diplomatic Corps here present, and esteemed audience:

I am greatly privileged to be with all of your today, here in the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Mexico. My special thanks for His Excellency, Ambassador Edward Malayan, who has become a very special friend. I thank him for his interest in my ideas regarding a silver coin, and especially for his support for my two visits to his great country, in the course of which I was able to talk with personalities of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Central Bank of Russia, and the University of Moscow, as well as with various intellectuals and monetary analysts in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Your Excellency, many thanks for your friendship and assistance! Read More

07.03.17- Ron Paul: Not a 'total shock' if stocks plummet 25% and gold soars 50% by October
Stephanie Landsman

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07.01.17- Gold And Silver – Why No Rally?
Lies, Lies, And More Lies.

Michael Noonan

One thing certain of all politicians, no matter where in the world, they all lie.  The US federal government, that captive political body beholding to Wall Street interests, also a subsidiary of the international bankers that controls the West and all fiat-issued currency, is one of the worst when it comes to lies and deceit, primarily because Europe can only play a poor second fiddle to federal US dictates.  South America can offer no resistance, nor can South Africa.

China is beginning to flex its overblown might, and Russia, while in opposition, remains under attack by the West, led by the Neocons [Nazi-types] from the US Deep State trouble makers. Read More

06.30.17- U.S. Gold Exports Surge As Its Gold Trade Deficit Continues
Steve St Angelo

It’s no secret that the East (Asians and Indians) continue to acquire a lot of gold as Western demand has weakened this year.  According to the most recent data released by the USGS – United States Geological Survey, U.S. gold exports surged during the first four months of the 2017 versus the same period last year.

How much?  A great deal.  In the first four months of 2017, the U.S. exported a stunning 173 metric tons of gold (5.5 million oz) compared to 119 metric tons (3.8 million oz) during the same period last year.   Thus, U.S. gold exports Jan-Apr 2017 surged 45% versus last year: Read More

06.29.17- William Engdahl-America’s Decline, the Dollar and Gold
Jay Taylor Media

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06.28.17- Owning Gold Is The First Step To “Freedom Insurance”
Nick Giambruno

It’s predictable…

A government in need of cash will turn to destructive “solutions.”

Money printing, higher taxes, and more regulations often come first. Unfortunately, these are just the hors d’oeuvres before a 10-course meal.

As they become increasingly desperate, governments implement increasingly destructive policies. This might include capital controls, price controls, people controls, official currency devaluations, wealth confiscations, retirement account nationalizations, and more. Read More

06.27.17- The Moses Generation
& the Future of Gold

Alf Field

I have come out of retirement for this one off, once only, speech to warn that the good ship “Life As WeKnow It” is sinking. You have the choice of getting into a life boat now or going down with the ship. The life boats consist of precious metals and other assets that will survive the coming currency destruction.

The Moses Principle is an irreverent theory based on the question of why Moses spent 40 years traversing the Sinai desert before leading the Israelites to the “promised land”. God was powerful enough to send numerous plagues to devastate the Egyptian economy until Pharaoh allowed the Israelites to leave Egypt. Read More

06.26.17- Why Experts Get
the Gold Standard Wrong

Larry White

Many mainstream economists, perhaps a majority of those who have an opinion, are opposed to tying a central bank’s hands with any explicit monetary rule. A clear majority oppose the gold standard, at least according to an often-cited survey. Why is that?

First some preliminaries. By a “gold standard” I mean a monetary system in which gold is the basic money. So many grains of gold define the unit of account (e.g. the dollar) and gold coins or bullion serve as the medium of redemption for paper currency and deposits. Read More

06.24.17- Gold Mining Stocks – Back up the Truck?
Frank Barbera

Over the last few years, Gold Mining stocks have carried investors on quite a ride. This observer first started watching the Gold Stock Index back in 1978, when mining stocks were the only game in town. Back then, in Los Angeles, a local business television station (“The Business Channel”) updated the quote board on the mining stocks every fifteen minutes live on television, featuring South African miners like Kloof, Durban Deep, Western Deep Levels, Buffelsfontein, Harmony, as well as North American miners like Battle Mountain Gold, Echo Bay Mining, Sunshine Mining, Giant Yellowknife, and Callahan Mining. At the peak for Gold in 1980, investors stood outside gold coin stores in Los Angeles in the early morning in lines that stretched a city block or more. The same was also true to buy T-Bills, which at the time were paying nearly 14% interest on three-month money, and where lines at banks stretched city blocks long on Saturday mornings. Oh, how the world has changed. Read More

06.23.17- Anti-Gold Propaganda Flares Up
Dave Kranzler

Predictably, after the gold price has been pushed down in the paper market by the western Central Banks – primarily the Federal Reserve – negative propaganda to outright fake news proliferates.

The latest smear-job comes from London-based Capital Economics by way of Kitco.com.   Some “analyst” – Simona Gambarini – with the job title, “commodity economist,” reports that “gold’s luck has run out” with the 25 basis point nudge in rates by the Fed.  She further explains that her predicted two more rate hikes will cause even more money to leave the gold market. Read More

06.22.17- "Fear, Mr. Bond, takes Gold out of circulation…"

There are no Swiss banks in Goldfinger although “Goldfinger, in ready money, is the richest man in England. In Zürich, in Naussau, in Panama, in New York, he has twenty million pounds’ worth of gold bars on safe deposit.”

But Goldfinger uses Switzerland as the hub of his gold trafficking (which was illegal at the time in some European countries). There he has a discreet plant where he melts down car parts made of solid gold to then discreetly bank them or ship them on. Switzerland never had capital controls that prevented the free flow of gold or other precious metals, and this makes it even today the world’s first market for gold. In the movie, Goldfinger uses this Swiss freedom to his advantage. Read More

06.21.17- Good News For Gold Thanks to Fed Policies
Peter Schiff

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06.20.17- A Silver Stackers Experiment – Do Producers of Real Goods Understand Value?
Matt, SGT Report

I’ve made the argument before that if the REAL producers of the world could escape government control of the money then we couldlive in a much more prosperous world. Goods and services could be transacted without extortion so that producers and consumers could live in peace and prosperity.

In our Republic, the government’s ONLY job (at least as Thomas Jefferson viewed it) is to protect the liberty of the people. A job incidentally, that our current government spectacularly fails at. Read More

06.19.17- 3 Big Ways Trumpcare Setback Could Push Gold Higher
Birch Gold Group

Donald Trump just experienced his first major setback after Congress failed to abolish the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and implement his proposed replacement. Now, with the mainstream media openly questioning whether he can still keep his other campaign promises, the markets are responding negatively.

However, there is a bright side.

For multiple reasons, the stumble of Trump’s healthcare plan is creating a bullish environment for precious metals; here are three of the biggest factors that are contributing to it. Read More

06.17.17- This Insubstantial Pageant Faded...
Hugo Salinas Price

We are living in a dream-world.

All so-called money in the world is dream-money that consists of digits issued by Central Banks; the so-called "Reserves" of these Central Banks consist of digits issued by a small group of official digit-issuers, the Central Banks of the US, the Euro area, England, Japan, Switzerland and now recently, of China.

Now a select group of digit-issuers, which are not Central Banks, have come into the dream-money world: the principal one is the group of so-called "miners" that produce the Bitcoin by solving very complex mathematical problems. One day, this feature will be the object of derision at the immense folly of mankind. Read More

06.16.17- Will Gold Reach $2.6 Million or Just $150,000
Egon von Greyerz

Last week, we were again reminded of the global instability and disequilibrium. In the UK, the conservative Prime Minister Theresa May decided 9 weeks ago to call an election. This was done due to the conservatives being 20 percentage points ahead of their Labour rivals in the opinion polls which would have led to a strong backing for the Brexit negotiations as well as another five years in power. But things went disastrously wrong. An extremely badly run campaign by Mrs May and an opportunistically clever campaign led by the Labour leader Corbyn have led to a hung parliament. Like all socialists, Corbyn promised the earth and no one cared about that this would bankrupt the country. The conservatives are now dependent on a small Northern Ireland party as well the Scottish conservatives. Read More

06.15.17- The Strange Secret History of Operation Goldfinger
James Ledbetter

In September of 1965, Joe Barr, a Treasury Department official with a long history in government, agreed to meet with a group of members of Congress from Western states. He knew what to expect. Earlier that year, he had met with the same group, and endured its ire over the Treasury’s reluctance to help the American gold industry. After the Second World War, world leaders had met at Bretton Woods, in New Hampshire, and, as part of an agreement on an international monetary system, had fixed the price of gold at thirty-five dollars an ounce. This had, predictably, depressed the U.S. mining industry, even as the demand for private gold shot up. The more easily obtained sources of gold had been depleted over the years, while harder-to-reach sources became more difficult to mine profitably, given the static price. Foreign competition—chiefly from Canada and South Africa, where mines were less depleted and labor costs were lower. Read More

06.14.17- Platinum,
The Forgotten Precious Metal-Revisited

Andrew Hoffman

My good friend Adam Meister – i.e, the “Bitcoin Meister” of (rapidly increasing) YouTube fame – sagely stated today, “you get rich slowly, and poor quickly” – which goes double for those utilizing traditional valuation metrics in historically manipulated markets.  Fortunately, no financial manipulation, throughout the course of history, has ended well; and now that the “custodians” of history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi have reached their ‘trapped rats on a sinking ship’ moment, the “dotcom valuations in a Great Depression” their financial Frankenstein monstrosity has created have put the entire world at the edge of an abyss. Read More

06.13.17- Using Gold to Track the Direction of Silver’s Price
Darren Capriotti

June has opened well for precious metals, as stocks have been shaky relative to the hedge investments. But where might silver end up, and where does that fall in relation to gold? As of this morning, precious metals are slipping slightly as the Dow Jones Industrial Average has ticked up two-tenths of a percentage point, which suggests some resistance for gold as well as silver at this point. But the psychological barrier precious metals face right now is in gold, not silver, suggesting that even silver’s price has to bear the burden of gold’s psychological wall at $1,300.

Silver’s Performance in Early June

Before we get to wondering about silver’s price, let’s take a moment to recall the events of the past week. Read More

06.12.17- How Physical Gold Could Outperform Gold Stocks
Luke Burgess

The price of gold is set to absolutely explode, and the best position for investors might simply be physical gold bullion.

There are several reasons for this, but among the most important...

The return on physical gold bullion could actually exceed gold stocks.

In fact, the premium on spot physical bullion could be DOUBLE gold futures prices.

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06.10.17- How Gold Can Rescue Pensions
Alasdair Macleod

The World Economic Forum, in conjunction with Mercers (the actuaries) recently estimated that the combined pension deficit currently stands at $66.9tr for eight countries, rising to $427.8tr in 2050. The eight countries are Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Netherlands, UK and US. Of the 2016 figure, $50.5tr is unfunded government and public employee pension promises.

Yes, we are now talking in hundreds of trillions. Other welfare-providing states missing from the list have deficits that are additional to these estimates. Read More

06.09.17- Cassandra, Central Banks and Gold
Egon von Greyerz

The general public doesn’t like hearing what some of us who are Cassandras have to say. Because our message is does not fit in with the choir of propaganda and lies. We are predicting a future for the world which is unpleasant for most people and therefore few believe our predictions. It is part of human nature to believe that the current state of affairs will go on forever. And that is the case whether times are good or bad. In bad times, everyone believes that it will never end. I remember vividly the 1970s in the UK when it felt like the severe recession was going to be permanent. It is the same now; conventional wisdom says that the economy will continue to grow at a steady pace and so will assets such as stocks and property. Read More

06.08.17- Gold Looks Good Compared to Equities and Bonds According to this Money Manager
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold looks good as equities and bonds are overvalued, look to the Japanese yen to know where gold is headed, and why you should own gold and silver.

Gold looks good as equities and bonds are overvalued

Amid overvalued equities struggling to find momentum, one notable money manager suggests that people should scale down on risks and move into gold. Jonathan Gumpel, a director at Brooks Macdonald Asset Management, said in an interview with investment research firm MorningStar that his firm is net short on U.S. equities, focusing on real assets instead. Read More

06.07.17- Bob Moriarty: The Next Major Move in The PMs Sector Should Be A Lot Higher
CEO Technician

Bob Moriarty is a unique human being by any standard; he was a pilot who served two tours during the Vietnam War, and he is also a Patriot who believes that the United States is fighting wars and arming people that it shouldn’t, around the world. Moriarty is also a world class investor who has accumulated a treasure trove of investing wisdom throughout his nearly fifty years as an investor.

In our latest conversation Moriarty lays out what he sees for precious metals and mining shares this summer. In addition to discussing topics ranging from the Federal Reserve to the Middle East and radical Islamic terrorism. Without further ado here is Energy & Gold’s June 2017 conversation with 321gold founder Bob Moriarty: Read More

06.06.17- Legendary Analyst Ted Butler Is “SHOCKED” By This Development In
the Silver Market:

Ted Butler

I was shocked by Friday’s announcement by the CFTC of an order and simultaneous settlement of manipulation charges in COMEX gold and silver futures. I first saw it in a Zerohedge article and subsequent articles on Bloomberg and in the Wall Street Journal, but all those accounts were somewhat off target compared to the CFTC announcement itself. This was one of those rare cases where the source announcement was much clearer than the articles describing it. I would ask you to take the time to read and reread the actual announcement from the CFTC, including both the press release itself and the complete order. Read More

06.05.17- Silver Short-Squeeze Potential
Adam Hamilton

Silver has suffered a lackluster year so far, really lagging gold's upleg. Sentiment is still reeling following silver's crushing selloff from mid-April to mid-May. But that plunge was largely driven by extreme silver-futures selling by speculators, including a blistering spike in short selling. The resulting excessive shorts have left silver with excellent near-term potential for a short squeeze, which would catapult it rapidly higher.

Technically, silver ultimately acts like a leveraged play on gold. The yellow metal has long been silver's dominant primary driver. Investors and speculators alike flock to silver when gold is rallying, forcing this tiny market to surge dramatically. But when gold sentiment is weak due to lackluster price action, silver demand from traders dries up. Thus silver drifts listlessly or grinds lower, compounding bearish psychology. Read More

06.03.17- GOLD, SILVER or BITCOIN-CRYPTO CURRENCIES: Where Will The Big Money
Be Made?

Steve St Angelo

When the Central Banks finally lose control of propping up the markets, will the BIG MONEY be made in owning gold, silver or crypto-currencies?  This is the question many investors who are focused on “alternative assets”, outside the typical mainstream stock, bond and real estate markets, are asking.

Most investors who have been concerned about the massively inflated Bubble Markets and the Greatest Financial Ponzi Scheme in history, have been investing in gold and silver.  However, a new kid on the block, called Bitcoin and the other crypto-currencies, have gained a lot of attention due to the huge increase in their prices over the past few months. Read More

06.02.17- Palladium Sees Highest Price
In Nearly 2 Years

Neils Christensen

A positive rally in gold, following a weaker than expected employment report is helping to push the entire precious metals complex higher.

While platinum is seeing the best gains in this precious metals rally, palladium has made a significant move with prices at their highest level since September 2014.

September palladium futures, currently the most active contract, last traded at $838.45 an ounce, up 1.86% on the day. At the same time, July platinum was up almost 3% on the day, last trading at $956 an ounce. Read More

06.01.17- Gold To Move Closer To $1,300 This Week - TD Securities
Anna Golubova

As gold holds near a one-month peak, one bank projects even higher prices for the yellow metal this week — forecasting a move closer to $1,300 level.

Gold is currently being driven largely by dovish Federal Reserve, renewed political uncertainty and weaker U.S. dollar, TD Securities said in a recently published report. Read More

05.31.17- The Gold Conundrum
Pater Tenebrarum

We recently (on Thursday last week to be precise) put together a few gold-related charts based on the “keep it simple” principle. The annual Incrementum “In Gold We Trust” report is going to be published shortly and contains a quite thorough technical analysis section, so we will keep this brief and just discuss a few things that have caught our eye.

Going for the gold: The two gentlemen on the right are standing at what is officially the deepest below-ground spot humans have ever stood on. It is more than 4 kilometers or approx. 2.5 miles below the surface, at the very bottom of the Mponeng deep level gold mine in South Africa. Read More

05.30.17- Gold price hits 1-mth high as geopolitical worries boost safe haven demand

London (May 30)  Gold edged up to touch a one-month high on Tuesday, with investors turning to the safe-haven asset as geopolitical tensions sapped their appetite for risk.

Spot gold had risen 0.1 percent to $1,267.30 per ounce by 0737 GMT. It earlier touched its strongest since May 1 at $1,270.47.

U.S. gold futures dipped 0.1 percent to $1,266.90 an ounce.

Risk surrounding the closeness of Britain's upcoming elections, the prospect of early elections in Italy and worries over Greek debt were supporting gold, said Jeffrey Halley, a senior market analyst at OANDA. Read More

05.29.17- Bitcoin volatility
and why it’s good for gold

Mark O'Byrne

Last week the bitcoin price hit $2,700. A 500-fold increase in five years and a doubling in price since the start of the month.

Most people are aware of bitcoin tangentially, few are really conscious of it day-to-day and even fewer people are actually in bitcoin. Other significant cryptocurrencies, such as Ether and Ripple have also been going great guns and these are even less prominent in the public domain.

If something such as bitcoin with such a small market cap and very little public awareness is doubling in price in less than a month, what does it mean? Why is it behaving like this? Is it in a bubble? Is it a scam? Does it means that you should be getting in on the act? And what does it mean for its contemporaries, such as gold? Read More

05.27.17- Government Silver Sales Have Totally Dried Up… WHY?
Steve St Angelo

Before the turn of the century, Central Banks sold a record 97 millionoz of silver into the market in 1999.  This was great deal of silver as it accounted for 17% of total global mine supply that year.  Over the next 14 years, Central Banks continued to sell a substantial amount of silver to supplement the market.

However, silver supply from Central Banks has totally dried up over the past three years….. Why?  Well, the answer is quite simple when we understand the data.  Central Banks silver stock piles have dwindled considerably over the past decade and a half. Read More

05.26.17- More Of The Public Is Waking Up To Precious Metals Investment
Steve St Angelo

While the low paper gold and silver prices continue to frustrate some investors, I can tell you that my SRSrocco Report Google Analytics data suggests more of the public is waking up to PRECIOUS METALS INVESTMENT.

Normally, my site receives approximately 40% New Visitors versus 60% for Returning Visitors each day.  This is actually a very good percentage, as 40% of my daily traffic is NEW EYEBALLS.  However, traffic to my site yesterday suggests even more of the public is waking up due to the misinformation and propaganda put out by the MainStream Media.Read More

05.25.17- The Fed is Red! Arizona Ends Income Taxation on Gold & Silver Coins
Jp Cortez

Phoenix, Arizona (May 23rd, 2017) – Sound money advocates rejoiced today as Arizona governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2014 into law last night. The measure, which passed in the Arizona state Senate on May 10th by a margin of 16-13, removes all income taxation of precious metals coins at the state level.

Under House Bill 2014, introduced by Representative Mark Finchem (R-Tucson), Arizona taxpayers will simply back out all “gains” and “losses” on any precious metals that are in legal tender form and reported on their federal tax returns from the calculation of their Arizona adjusted gross income (AGI). Read More

05.24.17- Something Changed in the Silver Market in May: Here Are 3 Reasons Why
Steve St Angelo

Something changed in the silver market in May as U.S. Silver Eagle sales have surged compared to the previous month.  This is quite interesting as precious metals sales and sentiment have declined in the West, especially in the United States, ever since Donald Trump was elected President.

Many precious metals investors thought that if Trump was elected, it would have been very positive for the gold and silver market.  Unfortunately, it seems as if the opposite was (is) the case.  Not only has demand for precious metals declined considerably in 2017 versus last year, so has sales of guns, ammo and survival food-supplies.  I gather many of those who follow the alternative media believe Trump is actually going to make America Great Again.  So, why protect oneself from a collapse? Read More

05.23.17- Saudi Arabia, Trump, Arms Deal & Gold
Katherine Frisk

What gives this whole story away is a staircase, an escalator in fact, an escalator made of gold with a Saudi King descending on it, and the words “God Bless You” painted on the aircraft from which he has just embarked. Both these glaringly obvious signposts should strike you, as a person living in the real world, as totally ridiculous!

Let’s deal with the “God Bless” you first. This coming from a “kingdom” where billionaires have been funding the most heinous group of “terrorists” that the world has seen since the Rwanda genocide. Not only against  Arabs, but against Muslims as well as many other religious groups, all for the purpose of splitting up Syria and annexing the north to Turkey. the west including the Golan Heights and Damascus to Israel and the east to “Islamic State” ( read Arab Gulf countries,) for oil and gas pipelines through to Turkey and into Europe. Read More

05.22.17- "Mr. Gold" Says Buy Silver...
Zach Scheidt

Greetings from sunny Las Vegas, Nevada!

This week, I’ve been attending the Money Show, a week-long investment conference focusing on a myriad of different wealth-building opportunities.

The conference also gives me a chance to chat face to face with hedge fund and family office portfolio managers, entrepreneurs, and fellow individual investors.

Often these personal conversations wind up being even more valuable than the actual conference material. And today, I want to tell you about one specific conversation that should help you turbo charge your gold investments this year… Read More

05.20.17- Gold Price Back On The Attack
Darren Capriotti

After some pessimism with how gold has dipped over the past month or so—going down into the low $1,200-per-troy-ounce range—this week, we see an entirely different story. As of this morning, gold sits at some $1,257 per troy ounce, restoring the price of gold to its entry point back at the beginning of May. What’s been responsible for this drastic increase in the price of gold, and if it is just one thing, might that trend continue?

An Intriguing Gold Graph

Gold’s movement up and down has been a bit of a roller coaster lately. It looked like it was going to have a strong 2017, and then came back down to earth. The same pattern repeated in April and May. Now, gold appears to be rising again. Read More

05.19.17- The Cyber Threat to Your Savings Now More Serious than Ever
Birch Gold Group

Last week, another round of cyber-attacks crippled computer systems across the world. As these attacks become more frequent, Americans need to understand what it means for their financial security.

For better or worse, a huge portion of what we do today happens online. And that includes our banking and investing.

Now, that’s fine if our computer systems are strong and secure. But today’s increasingly common cyber-attacks prove even the best security often isn’t enough. Read More

05.18.17- How the Gold Reset Will Occur
Jim Sinclair

We are only just now arriving at a time period that will bring about “The Currency Wars”.   Everything prior to this was only a preparation period to build an alternative currency.
The years spent traveling this road were done to prepare the world for an escape medium when the dollar finally began it’s “price” hyper-inflation stage.
The next fortune in gold will be made via long physical gold margin free in an enormous way:

QE to Infinity, followed by Gold balancing the balance sheets of the sovereign balance sheet disasters. Just as there is no tool other than QE to feign financial solvency, there is no tool to balance the balance sheet of the offending entities other than Gold. It is just that simple. –Jim Sinclair Read More

05.17.17- PAPER vs. PHYSICAL: The Amazing Amount Of Leverage In The Silver Market
Steve St Angelo

While many precious metals investors realize the massive amount of paper trading leverage taking place in the gold market, they should see what is going on in the silver market.  In a previous article, I provided data showing that an amazing $9.8 trillion of notional gold paper trading took place on the world’s exchanges in 2016 versus $42 billion in actual physical gold investment.  This was a paper to physical ratio of 233 to 1.

However, the amount of paper trading leverage in the silver market is much higher than that. Read More

05.16.17- The Silver Bullet And The Silver Shield
Chris Duane

(Editor's Note: This is out of the Bear's archives. It was originally posted in February, 2011. It is one of the best explanations of the value of silver that I have ever read. Enjoy. - JSB)

Two of the most common questions I get inside of the Sons of Liberty Academy focus on two things. How to turn back the tide of this increasingly corrupt system and how to financially prepare for a post-dollar world. This does not surprise me, since fear and greed are the two most powerful motivators known to man. What will surprise you, is that for once, the answer to both questions, is the same answer.

Buying physical silver is by far the greatest act of wisdom and rebellion any American can and should be doing right now Read More

05.15.17- Expecting the Unexpected
Ted Butler

I am convinced that silver will soon explode in price in a manner of unprecedented proportions, both in terms of previous silver rallies and relative to all other commodities. By unprecedented, I mean that the price of silver will move suddenly and shockingly higher in a manner never witnessed previously, including the great price run ups in 1980 and 2011. The highest prior price level of $50 will quickly be exceeded.

By “soon”, I mean that the move can commence at any time, but more likely before many weeks or months have gone by. I know that the price of silver has been declining on a daily basis nonstop for three weeks now, itself an unprecedented move, but I also know the reason for the decline and how the sharply improved COMEX market structure has always guaranteed a rally in a reasonable period of time. Read More

05.13.17- Global Silver Mine Production Drops in 2016 for First Time in 14 Years
David Morgan

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05.12.17- The Blockchain: A Gold and Silver Launchpad?
David Smith

Will Ben Be Going Bye Bye?

A new day is dawning for precious metals. Gold and silver – the world's oldest money – are "connecting" with the newest money, digital cryptocurrencies. The final outcome of this nexus is unpredictable, but it is foolhardy to ignore what is taking place.

Central governments around the globe have waged, against their own citizens, a virtual "War on Cash." Efforts by Sweden to become "cash-free;" progressive "downsizing" of Eurozone currency units; a currency recall in India that affected 1.3 billion people; solemn talk about eliminating $100 and even $50 bills in the U.S. - all in the supposed fight against "drug dealing and tax evasion." Read More

05.11.17- Why You Shouldn’t Wear A Nose Ring?
Bill Holter

Did I pique your interest with such a goofy title? We’ll get to that shortly but first let’s take a look at the question raised last week, “what are the chances of gold being down 15 days in a row”. I received the answer from statistician Jim Willie. The answer, “in a vacuum” is once in every 32,800 trading days.

This is something like once every 130 years but again, in a “vacuum”. This meaning strictly by chance such as a coin flip. But we do not live in a vacuum, no, we are now living during THE most bullish backdrop in history for gold or conversely THE most fundamentally bearish backdrop for paper currencies and debt. We do not live in a vacuum, we live in an era where the power structure is pulling all the stops to retain their system of power and control. Read More

05.10.17- Will Gold or Silver Pay the
Higher Interest Rate?

Keith Weiner

The Wrong Approach

This question is no longer moot. As the world moves inexorably towards the use of metallic money, interest on gold and silver will return with it. This raises an important question.

Which interest rate will be higher?

It’s instructive to explore a wrong, but popular, view. I call it the purchasing power paradigm. In this view, the value of money — its purchasing power —is 1/P (where P is the price level). Inflation is the rate of decline of purchasing power. Read More

05.09.17- Mining CEO explains why silver could reach $136.67
Simon Black

His remarks started off like dozens of presentations that I had heard so many times before. . .

“Without silver,” began the speaker, “our entire society would go back to the Stone Age.”

The speaker was the CEO of one of the largest silver mining companies in the world, and he was a special keynote at the annual closed-door meeting of the Atlas 400.

CEOs of mining companies almost always start their presentations talking about how important their mineral is. Read More

05.08.17- The Traitors Who Enable The Deep State’s Dying War On Gold
Stewart Dougherty

Stewart Dougherty returns with another guest post. I am grateful for the time and effort Mr. Dougherty puts into his articles for the purpose of shining a light on the truth.

Evidence is mounting that the Deep State (DS) is starting to lose the dirtiest financial war in history: their War on Gold. More deeply, it is a war against something the Deep State profoundly loathes: personal financial liberty. The War on Gold, which has raged for 37+ years, has generated more than $1 trillion in criminal profits for the Deep State plunderers, while costing the worldwide owners of physical gold multiple trillions of dollars. All of this is coming to an end. Read More

05.06.17- Compared to Silver and Platinum, Gold Is Getting Really Expensive
Bob Moriarty

Investors can make money in precious metals without predicting the direction of prices, says Bob Moriarty of 321 Gold, by paying attention to the gold-platinum and gold-silver spreads.

No one I know, including myself, can predict with great accuracy the day-to-day direction of any investment. However you can go to the chat board of any investment and most of the people there feel they and they alone know what gold or silver or the Dow is going to do tomorrow. When on occasion they manage to get it right they sprain their arms patting themselves on the back. But if two people are tossing a quarter and one chooses heads and the other tails, one of them will get it right. Markets pretty much can only go up or down, they rarely stay the same. Read More

05.06.17- Compared to Silver and Platinum, Gold Is Getting Really Expensive
Bob Moriarty

Investors can make money in precious metals without predicting the direction of prices, says Bob Moriarty of 321 Gold, by paying attention to the gold-platinum and gold-silver spreads.

No one I know, including myself, can predict with great accuracy the day-to-day direction of any investment. However you can go to the chat board of any investment and most of the people there feel they and they alone know what gold or silver or the Dow is going to do tomorrow. When on occasion they manage to get it right they sprain their arms patting themselves on the back. But if two people are tossing a quarter and one chooses heads and the other tails, one of them will get it right. Markets pretty much can only go up or down, they rarely stay the same. Read More

05.05.17- Buying Mania Will Push Silver Price Much Higher As Dow Jones-Silver Ratio Falls Back Towards 50/1
Steve St Angelo

Just like the current market frenzy pushing Bitcoin to new all-time highs, the same sort of buying mania will also push the silver price to new highs. Even though the silver price and precious metals sentiment have fallen considerably, the market has no clue just how undervalued the shinny metal truly is.

Very few investors realize that the Dow Jones-Silver ratio back in 1981 was 50/1.  Which means, 50 ounces of silver would buy the Dow Jones Index 46 years ago.  Today, the Dow Jones-Silver ratio is trading above a staggering 1,200/1.  Thus, it takes 1,200 ounces of silver to by the Dow Jones Index today as the ratio is nearly 25 times higher today than it was in 1981. Read More

05.04.17- Silver Will Soar in the Coming Crash - Silver Supply and Demand
Silver Fortune

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05.03.17- What should the gold/silver ratio be?
Steven Saville

The price of gold is dominated by investment demand* to such an extent that nothing else matters as far as its price performance is concerned. Investment demand is also the most important driver of silver’s price trend, although in silver’s case industrial demand is also a factor to be reckoned with. In addition, changes in mine supply have some effect on the silver market, because unlike the situation in the gold market the annual supply of newly-mined silver is not trivial relative to the existing aboveground supply of the metal.

Given that the change in annual mine supply is irrelevant to the gold price and is not close to being the most important driver of the silver price, why do some analysts argue that the gold/silver ratio should reflect the relative rarities of the two metals in the ground and therefore be 10:1 or lower? I don’t know, but it isn’t a valid argument. Read More

05.02.17- Why Gold Is Money
Doug Casey

It’s an unfortunate historical anomaly that people think about the paper in their wallets as money. The dollar is, technically, a currency. A currency is a government substitute for money. But gold is money.

Now, why do I say that?

Historically, many things have been used as money. Cattle have been used as money in many societies, including Roman society. That’s where we get the word “pecuniary” from: the Latin word for a single head of cattle is pecus. Salt has been used as money, also in ancient Rome, and that’s where the word “salary” comes from; the Latin for salt is sal (or salis). The North American Indians used seashells. Cigarettes were used during WWII. So, money is simply a medium of exchange and a store of value. Read More

05.01.17- The Story of Gold Money, Past, Present and Future, by Edwin Walter Kemmerer
Nathan Lewis

There aren’t a lot of good books about the gold standard — the monetary system of the world until 1971 — after WWI. There aren’t a lot before WWI either, but it starts to get pretty bad after 1920. Ralph Hawtrey’s books have some merits, but they also have too many errors to serve as a definitive source.

Gold and the Gold Standard: The Story of Gold Money, Past, Present and Future (1944) is something of an exception to this pattern. Edwin Walter Kemmerer was a professor at Princeton. Read More

04.29.17- Gold Hostage to Stocks
Adam Hamilton

Gold has had a wild ride since Trump’s surprise election win in early November.  This metal first plunged then surged, ultimately making little headway.  It wasn’t until mid-April that gold regained its pre-election levels.  This overall lackluster gold action was confounding given all the mounting uncertainties.  But it once again highlights that gold investment demand is often hostage to the US stock markets’ fortunes. Before the election, gold surged every time Trump appeared to advance in the polls.  Trump had a well-earned reputation as a loose cannon, implying far greater unpredictability.  Increasing prospects of a Trump victory drove gold to $1305 the Friday before the election.  But that weekend the FBI cleared Clinton again on her classified-e-mail front.  So gold sold off sharply on rising odds Clinton would indeed win. Read More

04.28.17- If You Understand History And Economics, You Understand Gold
Egon von Greyerz

How can ordinary people ever understand the importance of goldwhen they are continuously fed with false and distorted facts. The latest publication to publish false and ignorant propaganda on gold is the British weekly magazine the Economist. The article begins with a graph of gold starting in September 2011. Anyone who knows anything about gold recognises that this is the time when gold reached a peak of $1,930. Between 1999 and 2011 gold had gone from $250 to $1,930 which is an increase of almost 700%. During the same period, the Dow was virtually unchanged and the UK index, the FTSE 100 was down 3%. So whilst gold was up 8x during those 11 years, stock markets were static but the journalist did not mention this. Read More

04.27.17- Silver Price Management
Turd Ferguson

If the entire world only produces 880,000,000 ounces of silver per year...and if 75% of that silver is consumed through the production of cell phones, solar panels and other items...then how do The Banks manage price off of the remaining 220,000,000 ounces? The answer: Alchemy.

Look, you likely already know how The Bullion Banks alchemize gold in order to control price. After the failure of the US to manage price in the 1950s and the failure of The London Gold Pool in the 1960s, the alchemy of paper/digital "gold" was formalized with the creation of Comex gold futures in 1975. If you need a refresher, perhaps you should take a moment and read this: Read More

04.26.17- Finance Executive Explains Why There is Upside to Gold
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the top news stories involving the gold market and the overall economy. Stories include: One finance executive explains upside to gold, 3 types of life-changing crises that’ll make you wish you had gold, and a rare gold coin to help pay for an Indiana church’s expansion.

Finance executive explains why there is upside to gold

Almost a year ago, chief investment officer of Swiss Asia Capital Juerg Kiener presented his bullish case for gold, stating that the metal could reach all-time highs within the next 18 months. Read More

04.25.17- America’s financial war strategy
Alasdair Macleod

America’s renewed desire to escalate military tensions is a front for America’s continual financial war, this time directed at North Korea, Syria and possibly Iran. This is likely to be the opinion of China’s strategic advisors. We analyse the geopolitics and economics behind America’s war strategy from China’s perspective, concluding that it is entering its final phase. China’s exit plan appears to be to tie the pricing of energy and then other major commodities to gold, returning to the pre-1971 status quo, when the dollar was just a settlement link between commodity prices and gold. Except this time, the dollar itself will be side-lined, so far as China is concerned, which will use the yuan instead for its empire, which will be far larger than that of the US in time, measured by GDP. Read More

04.24.17- A Secret and Illegal Agreement
Theodore Butler

There certainly doesn’t seem to be a shortage of outrageous behavior recently, when looking at reports of an older Asian-American doctor being dragged off a plane. But where visual images cap a sense of outrage that has crept into the flying experience, sometimes bad behavior is not always captured on phone cameras. Sometimes you have to step back and think about things by reading and considering all the facts.

Last week, I asked you to consider writing to the CFTC and your elected representatives yet again in regard to a letter I sent to the two key appointees who are primarily responsible for guarding against market manipulation. In the letter, I highlighted the case for a silver manipulation. Today, I would like to point out just how upside down this whole thing has become.Read More

04.22.17- French Elections and Gold
Arkadiusz Sieron

In the previous edition of the Market Overview, we analyzed the potential impact of the European elections on the gold market. As the Dutch elections are behind us, let’s see how the Wilders’ defeat affected the markets and the political outlook for France, where people will vote for the president on April 23.

Investors reacted positively to the outcome of the Dutch election, relieved that populists did not win. European stocks and the euro rose, while the France-Germany 10-year bond yield spread declined after the elections. This is because Wilders’ failure is considered to indicate that “the wrong kind of populism” is losing momentum. Read More

04.21.17- Get Ready for the
Biggest Gold Move in Years

Justin Spittler

Make the trend your friend.

Every investor has heard this advice. It means that you should swim with the tide, not against it.

In other words, don’t buy stocks that are in free fall. And don’t bet against stocks that are soaring. After all, a trend in motion tends to stay in motion.

With that said, bull markets don’t last forever. The same goes for bear markets.

This is important because you can make an absolute fortune by buying an asset as it exits a bear market and enters a new bull market. Read More

04.20.17- April 23rd-A Potential Turning Point
for The “99%”

Andrew Hoffman

For the first time in the 15 years I have been in the Precious Metals space, I truly believe we are witnessing the “last days of the gold Cartel.”  However, we’re not there yet – as evidenced by the fact that despite a blizzard of PiMBEEB, or “Precious Metal bullish, everything-else bearish” headlines since markets closed for the three-day holiday weekend; from Friday’s horrifying March (and downwardly revised February) retail sales reports, causing the Fed to reduce its 1Q GDP estimate to just 0.5%; to dramatically escalating North Korean geopolitical tensions; plunging interest rates (the 10-year Treasury yield is down to 2.20%; a falling dollar index; and declining stock futures; the Cartel still executed its 180th “Sunday Night Sentiment” capping of the past 190 weekends; and 818th “2:15 AM” EST raid at the London paper pre-market opening of the past 936 trading days – “Cartel Herald” algorithm and all. Read More

04.19.17- World War 3 Meets Gold & Cryptocurrencies
GoldSilver (w/ Mike Maloney)

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04.18.17- Gold could 'sky-rocket' on global worries
Ranjeetha Pakiam

Gold hit a five-month high on Monday as investors took refuge in safe-haven assets in the wake of rising geopolitical tensions over North Korea.

Spot gold was up 0.3 per cent at $US1288.50 ($A1697) per ounce in early morning trading in Europe, after hitting its highest since early November at $1295.42 earlier in the session.

Bullion is up 13 per cent this year as investors seek a haven partly because of the unpredictability of President Donald Trump's political and economic policies. Read More

04.17.17- The Double Play Potential of
Pre-1965 U.S. Silver Coins

Stefan Gleason

The case for owning low-premium bullion products, and avoiding high-premium numismatic products, is straightforward. Specialty coins that carry hefty collectible premiums above melt value put buyers an immediate disadvantage. If they have to turn around and sell, they might get back only a small fraction of the premium they paid.

Bullion coins that sell for close to melt value don’t carry that type of downside risk. They tend to closely track spot prices with relatively small bid/ask spreads. Read More

04.15.17- Death Spiral for the LBMA Gold and Silver auctions?
Ross Norman

In a bizarre series of events that have had limited coverage but which are sure to have far-reaching consequences for benchmark pricing in the precious metals markets, the LBMA Gold Price and LBMA Silver Price auctions both experienced embarrassing trading glitches over consecutive trading days on Monday 10 April and Tuesday 11 April. At the outset, its worth remembering that both of these London-based benchmarks are Regulated Benchmarks, regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).Read More

04.14.17- Gold Is Protection Against Damned Lies And War
Egon von Greyerz

There are lies, damned lies and news, to paraphrase British Prime Minister Disraeli who said: “There are lies, damned lies and statistics. Today we are fed with lies ubiquitously in the form of news and most people who just follow conventional media are totally unaware of the truth. Because the truth is not spoken by many today:

  • Politicians lie to mislead and indoctrinate the people.

  • Governments put out false economic information to serve their purpose, like unemployment or inflation data Read More

04.13.17- Critical Short-Term Silver Price Trend:
Put into Perspective

Steve St Angelo

The current silver price trend is once again at a critical juncture.  It has been four years since the price of silver crossed an important trend line.  However, the present setup will result in either another correction lower, or a much higher price.

This is a ten-year chart which shows the current trading setup for silver:

The blue line represents the 50 month moving average,and the red line, the 200 month moving average.  Since the price of silver fell below the blue line at the beginning of 2013, its support has been the red line.  It did not fall below the red line at its low in the beginning of 2016 and has bounced twice off the blue line, which is now acting as resistance by traders. Read More

04.12.17- What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Axel Merk

This time is different. Stocks will always go up. And pigs can fly. Given that pigs are highly intelligent, don’t bet against them. That said, investors might want to take at least the first two statements with a grain of salt.

In the 1990s, stocks continued to rise relentlessly for years, even after then Fed Chair Greenspan warned of irrational exuberance in late 1996.

Last decade, the rally in home prices continued as ever more people appeared convinced that home prices never fall. Read More

04.11.17- Trader Says Gold’s Time to Shine is Now
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know brings you the top news stories involving finance and the gold market. Stories include: Why gold’s time to shine is now, gold and silver are absolute bargains, and how gold can be a sanctuary ahead of market collapse.

Gold’s time to shine is now, one trader says

Although gold finished the first quarter with an 8% gain that, according to historical precedent, will likely pour over into the next quarter, the metal is currently down from its year-to-date highs. Read More

04.10.17- Gold Standard Challenges
Jim Willie CB

Scattered recent analysis has centered upon the Gold Standard and its viability within the global financial system. The topic is certainly very blurred and at times confusing. Consider a recent article by a competent analyst Charles Hugh Smith of the site OfTwoMinds on the practicality of gold used as a standard. The article is entitled “The Problem With Gold-Backed Currencies” (which is found HERE and also on Lew Rockwell site HERE). He makes several points, many good ones. In the Jackass opinion, his analysis avoids many potential solution features, is premature on focus of the currency (and not trade), and is unfortunately backwards in the logic. The main criticism to put on the work is that he confuses the extreme difficulties created from decades of fiat currencies, with the supposed problems of installation of gold-backed currency. Read More

04.08.17- The Calm Before The Precious Metal Silver Storm
Steve St Angelo

There is an eerie calm in the precious metals market as investors continue to pile into the broader stock indexes.  Precious metals sentiment that was flying high last year when the Dow Jones Index fell 2,000 points, is now at an all-time low.  Investors who are highly fickle, have no idea that they will lose a great deal of their “supposed” paper wealth.

The word out on the street, as it pertains the precious metals retail sales market, is that investors are no longer waiting on the price of silver to fall to start buying, rather they are now waiting to see what happens to the broader markets.  Speculation, is that if Trump is able to get the corporate tax cuts passed, then the Dow Jones will head up towards 25,000 or higher. Read More

04.07.17- The Great Nevada Lithium Rush to Fuel the New Economy
Paul Tullis

The race is on to get the mineral out of Clayton Valley and into your iPhones, Bolts, and Powerwalls.

John Rud has been riding the peaks and valleys of the commodities markets around North America since he left the University of Oregon 55 years ago with a master’s degree in geology. “The valleys are real broad, and the peaks are real narrow,” he likes to say. Copper in Canada. Silver in Texas. Gold in Mexico. Iron in Arizona. Uranium in Utah. In one 18-year stretch, Rud and his wife moved 27 times. “I got to where I could load up a house in a U-Haul truck starting at 4 p.m., be done by midnight, and be on the next job by morning,” he says. “I considered that quite a talent.” (His wife was rather less impressed and eventually left him.) Read More

04.06.17- Gold Predicted to Climb to
$1,500 this Year

Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know brings you the top news stories involving the gold market and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold predicted to hit $1,500 amid roaring inflation and uncertainty, why Brexit makes gold a buy, and massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum.

Despite Janet Yellen’s insistence that the Federal Reserve hasn’t fallen behind the curve, signs point that soaring inflation will soon surpass the Fed’s target of 2%, having already reached 1.9% in January. As seen on Newsmax, inflation is picking up in the euro-area as well, having recently risen at its fastest pace since 2013. Read More

04.05.17- The Comex Is The World’s Most Corrupted Market
Dave Kranzler

While no additional silver was put on deposit at the Comex during the [past] week, The Banks sold contracts for 120MM oz.  This is fraud.  [email protected] MetalsReport

If you were to poll the public about comparing the investment returns  between gold, silver and stocks during the first quarter of 2017, it’s highly probable that the majority of the populace would respond that the S&P 500 outperformed the precious metals.   That’s a result of the mainstream media’s unwillingness to report on the precious metals market other than to disparage it as an investment. Read More

04.04.17- Squashing the Gold Bug
Herman Gazort

The gold-bug is the deluded hoarder who lives in a fantasy world scripted and controlled by the socialist globalist bankers. His claim to fame is that gold, silver, oil or some other commodity (such as bitcoins) is money which is “real” and has “intrinsic value.” They “believe” in gold, silver, oil or bitcoins. This belief is at best a self deception and at worst an outright self serving globalist lie.

And they can point to legitimate philosophers that had the same, wrong view. Adam Smith, for instance, developed a very correct economic theory based on supply and demand, but walked right into the goldsmiths trap by believing in “money that has intrinsic value.” Read More

04.03.17- Warning Signs In Precious Metals
Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT, MFTA

Precious metals closed the first quarter with solid gains. Gold gained almost 9% while Silver gained 14%. The miners (GDX and GDXJ) gained the same amounts (9% and 14%) but unlike the metals which closed at their highs of the quarter, ended up losing more than half their gains. Despite a strong quarter, the entire complex remains below the February highs and 200-day moving average (ex Silver)  just days after the US Dollar index rebounded strongly from its own 200-day moving average. As the second quarter begins, the warning signs for precious metals are mounting. Read More

04.01.17- Is .0006th Of An Oz Of Gold Significant Enough To Call The Bottom?
Michael Noonan


.0006th of an ounce of gold = 80 cents, at $1250 the oz. How can 80 cents be significant relative to gold at that price? It is a tiny gap in price that was never filled. The probability of December 2015 being the end of the downside correction since the 2011 highs grows with each passing week/month. As our regular readers know, our focus is solely on developing market activity as determined by price and volume over time. We pay attention to what the market is saying about its participants and not what others are saying about the market.

There Are No Accidents:

The close at the end of December 2015 was 1060.20. The open for January 2016 was 1061.5 with a low of 1061, leaving a gap of 80 cents that has never been filled. Read More

03.31.17- WARNING: U.S. Ponzi Retirement Market In Big Trouble, Protect With Precious Metals
Steve St Angelo

The U.S. Retirement Market is in BIG TROUBLE as annual benefits paid out are now larger than total contributions.  Actually, the amount of net withdrawals were the highest in history.  When payouts become larger than contributions… then we have the making of the typical PONZI SCHEME.

Americans who have invested their hard-earned money into a 401K, had no idea that it was the Greatest Ponzi Scheme in history.  Unfortunately, when the markets crack, so will the value of the U.S. Retirement market.  On the other hand, Americans who were wise enough to purchase physical precious metals will protect their wealth as the U.S. Paper Retirement Market collapses. Read More

03.30.17- Frothy and Anti-Frothy
Andrew Hoffman

I just got home, just as the markets were closing with LOL, gold at exactly its 200 week moving average of $1,252/oz; and silver, at $18.20/oz a mere $0.10/oz from its own.  Trust me, the Cartel is not happy; as after yesterday’s farce of a “12:00 cap of last resort” attack; followed by an “8:00 PM algo” raid, and the roughly 800th2:15 AM” EST capping of the last 900 trading days; let alone, as yesterday was a COMEX options expiration day; I’m sure they believed a significant PM plunge was “in the bag,” given how many “traders” are likely betting that the 200 WMA will prove to be impenetrable resistance, in light of the anti-gold propaganda campaign going on 24/7. Read More

03.29.17- Gold’s Latest Rally is Backed by Recent History
Birch Gold

This week, Your News to Know gathers the top news stories involving finance and the gold market. Stories include: Gold rally has recent history on its side, why it’s time to buy gold, and there is gold to be found in sea water.

This gold rally has recent history on its side

In a recent piece on Newsmax, Shelley Goldberg explains why gold’s latest rally is backed by recent history, despite the seeming unpredictability of the markets. Read More

03.28.17- Warning: Three Major Bellwethers
Are On Red Alert

Graham Summers

As we have repeatedly warned since mid-December, the “Trump trade” was based on hype.

This is not to say that President Trump will not succeed in generating economic growth…it IS to say that whatever growth is coming will do so in 2018 as opposed to the GDP growth of 5% that the market seemed to believe would be hitting in early 2017.

With that in mind, consider the following charts.

Freeport McMoRan (FCX) is a copper producer. As such this company is extremely tied to economic growth. Read More

03.27.17- HAGMANN REPORT: Precious Metals To Protect Wealth During The Global Energy Collapse
Jim Willie

There will be very few assets worth owning when the “Energy Collapse” begins in earnest.  Precious metals will be one of the few assets that will protect wealth as the U.S. and global oil industry disintegrates.

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Doug and Joe Hagmann about the upcoming energy collapse at what that will look like in the future.  Very few people truly understand how bad the situation will become as the low oil price continues to gut the U.S. and global oil industry.  Oil is the lifeblood of our economy.  In addition, a significant portion of the coal we use to generate electricity to power homes and business is transported by trucks constantly running up and down the highways. Read More

03.25.17- Timing the Next Big Move in Gold
Mike Burnick

When it comes to the markets, timing is everything. My colleague Larry Edelson understood this better than any investor I’ve ever met. He was an avid student of history, as I am as well. In fact, my favorite college classes weren’t economics or finance, but ancient Greek and Roman history. 

Mark Twain said “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” And that’s so true of financial markets. Studying the past gives you a unique perspective into the cyclical and repetitive nature of societies as well as markets.

In fact, Larry’s life’s work was devoted to studying market cycles in a historical context, as I said in last week’s Money and Markets. Read More

03.24.17- Dead Men Walking?
Ted Butler

The narrative thus far – after decades of allowing themselves to be led in and out of COMEX silver futures contracts by their commercial counterparties, several managed money traders appear to have woken up to the fact they’ve been duped all along. A key component of the silver manipulation for the past 30 years has been the knee-jerk and mechanical reaction of the managed money traders to collectively sell whenever the commercials rigged prices lower beyond certain moving averages. Ditto for buying on rising prices.

The dependability of the managed money technical funds to obey commercially rigged price signals made the funds the true enablers of the manipulation. Read More

03.23.17- What’s next for the Dollar, Gold and Stocks?
Axel G. Merk

Two rate hikes since last year have weakened the dollar. Why is that, and what’s ahead for dollar, currencies & gold? And while we are at it, we’ll chime in on what may be in store for the stock market...


The chart above shows the S&P 500, the price of gold and the U.S. dollar index since the beginning of 2016. The year 2016 started with a rout in the equity markets which was soon forgotten, allowing the multi-year bull market to continue. After last November’s election we have had the onset of what some refer to as the Trump rally. Volatility in the stock market has come down to what may be historic lows. Of late, many trading days appear to start on a down note, although late day rallies are quite common. Read More

03.22.17- Rising Demand, Falling Supplies Equals Higher Gold Prices
James Rickards

I consider gold a form of money. That means I investigate price movements in gold the same way I investigate moves in any other global currency — and find the best way for you to play it.

To understand the gold market, you understand physical gold flows.

Visiting with some of the most knowledgeable experts and insiders in the physical gold industry has allowed me to gather extensive information on the major buyers and sellers of gold bullion in the world and the exact flows of physical gold. Read More

03.21.17- Gold Party is Back on Track Thanks to Yellen’s Promise
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the top news stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold party back on track thanks to recent comments from Janet Yellen, gold poised to move higher as Fed rate hike cycle continues, and collapsing pensions will fuel America’s next financial crisis. Read More

03.20.17- The Record Year The U.S. Imported Nearly A Half Billion Ounces Of Silver
Steve St Angelo

How many precious metals investors know the year the United States imported a record amount of silver?  This figure is so great, there is no other single year in U.S. history that comes anywhere close to this amount.  Even more impressive than that, it turns out to be more than double the global annual mine supply that year.  It is such an unbelievable amount, its record has never been surpassed to this day.

Actually, I was quite surprised by the data when I was researching through some old official records.  Even though the United States currently imports a lot of silver to supply its growing jewelry, industrial and investment demand, it pales in comparison to the nearly half a billion ounces imported this record year. Read More

03.18.17- Billionaires Are Cornering
the Gold Market

Jason Simpkins

What Do They Know That You Don’t?

Everywhere you look the “Smart Money” is buying gold at a frenetic pace.

That term, “Smart Money,” gets thrown around a lot, so I’ll be more explicit...

I mean people who have made billions of dollars investing.

George Soros, whose net worth is estimated at $25 billion, for example, and his former partner Stan Druckenmiller, who’s worth $4.4 billion.Read More

03.17.17- Gold, Lithium, Zinc & Other Investments to Focus on in 2017 - James West of Midas Letter

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03.16.17- Precious Metal Investing 2017-
The “Old” Versus The New

Andrew Hoffman

Talk about “extremes to the extreme!”  To wit, I have been watching the “2:15 AM” open of the London paper market for nearly four years; and on 806 of the 923 days since, prices have been either attacked or “capped and attacked” via the ubiquitous “Cartel Herald” algorithm – which has stopped all PM rallies, at all times of day, for the 15 years I have been watching.  In fact, when I started watching the 2:15 AM “phenomenon” in July 2013, gold and silver were $1,300/oz and $19/oz, respectively, making the plausibility of such a lopsided daily distribution – if indeed markets were “freely traded” – that much more laughable. Read More

03.15.17- The Ides Of March - Gold at $14,463 And Silver at $669
Egon Von Greyerz

In the Roman calendar, the Ides of March was the same as March 15th in today’s calendar. This date was not significant until Julius Caesar was assassinated on 15 March 44BC. Shakespeare then coined the phrase “Beware of the Ides of March” in his Julius Caesar work.

So will March 15, 2017 be significant. We will soon know. There are some noteworthy events taking place on March 15. The debt ceiling must be reset that day and the Fed also meets to discuss a rate hike. In addition, there is the Dutch election on the same date and 8 days later the French election starts. Read More

03.14.17- Investor Optimism toward Washington’s Problem-Solving Abilities Is Misplaced
Clint Siegner

The bullion markets offer their own commentary about conservatives’ state of mind since Donald Trump’s election. They are optimistic for the first time in years. Just look at the sales statistics from the U.S. Mint. Bullion. Coin sales have fallen sharply as investors see less reason to seek safe haven in the form of physical metal.

During Obama’s presidency, and during the campaign when it looked as if Hillary might succeed him, conservatives and libertarians aggressively bought American Eagle coins and other bullion products. The mint set new sales records nearly every year. Read More

03.13.17- Secrets of silver they don't want Exposed
(Full length analysis)
Silver The Antidote

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03.11.17- Silver Market Poised For Big Reversal When Institutional Investors Move In
Steve St Angelo

The Silver Market is going to experience a big reversal when the Hedge Funds and Institutional investors rotate out of highly inflated stocks and into precious metals investments.  This is not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.  And the when, could be much sooner than we expect due to the huge problems with the U.S. debt ceiling deadline on March 15, 2017.

As I mentioned in my previous article, POWERFUL GOLD & SILVER COILED SPRINGS: Important Charts You Have To See, I posted this chart of the 2,000 point drop in the Dow Jones early in 2016 versus a huge spike up in gold and silver: Read More

03.10.17- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: Where Are We Today?
Hugo Salinas Price

The US has been regarded as the West's leader since WW II. The US led with the objective of international cooperation to achieve orderly growth and prosperity for the countries led by the US.

Now suppose you have a football team, and the quarterback comes out and says, "Quarterback is First!" and scolds members of his team, and insults one of his team-mates and sends him to the bench in disgrace. How long is that team going to hold together? Not very long. Read More

03.09.17- Gold Pressured By Increasing Odds of March FED Rate Hike
Jason Hamlin

The gold price has corrected by roughly $25 over the past few days. This pullback has been driven by increased odds of a Fed rate hike during March. Federal Reserve officials have been making hawkish comments lately, which has been supportive of the USD index and thus bearish for precious metals. After hitting a 2017 high of $1,265 on Monday, the gold price has since dropped back to $1240 today.

On Monday the odds of a March rate hike were around 40%, but they have since increased to around 70% to 80% today. New York Fed President William Dudley told CNNMoney on Tuesday that the case for raising interest rates is growing. Read More

03.08.17- More Bad News for the LBMA Silver Price, but an Opportunity for Overhaul
Ronan Manly

On Friday 3 March 2017, in a surprise announcement with implications for the global silver market, the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) informed its members that the current administrator and calculation agent of its recently launched LBMA Silver Price auction, Thomson Reuters and the CME Group respectively, will be pulling out of providing their services to the problematic London-based silver price benchmark within the near future. Thomson Reuters and the CME Group issued identical statements. Read More

03.07.17- Gold to jump $200 by end of the year, Bank of America says
Spriha Srivastava

Gold may be under pressure in the run-up to the next Federal Reserve rate hike, but prices are expected to rally by around $200 by the end of the year, according to the corporate and investment banking division of Bank of America.

In a research note Thursday, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch highlighted its recent dip but said there were reasons for optimism. "While tighter monetary policy is not bullish, inflation and a range of uncertainties, including European elections and protectionism should support the yellow metal. As such, we see prices at $1,400 (per troy ounce) by year-end". Read More

03.06.17- Is Retirement for the Middle Class about to Go Up in Smoke?
Birch Gold Group

The retirement landscape is changing, and fast. Just a few decades ago, Americans took the idea of an easy retirement as a sure thing. But with pensions crumbling, markets swooning, and increasing political uncertainty, it’s becoming harder and harder to find a retirement strategy you can really count on.

Unfortunately, it’s not just union workers and pension holders who have great reason to worry… it’s anybody who is relying on a 401(k) or traditional IRA to retire. Here’s why…

Conventional Retirement Vehicles Doomed? Read More

03.04.17- The Deep State’s Gold Scam And The Demonization Of Russia
Stewart Dougherty

To me, what’s really going on needs to be explained to people or they are going to completely give up on the hope of finding / preserving a way to protect their financial freedom … in other words, getting out of the corrupt monetary system and into metals, while they still can.

This price pummeling [of gold and silver this week] is absolutely state-of-the-art Psy-Op…managed by the Fed and Bank State, using the most sophisticated techniques developed over decades by the CIA and related agencies. – Stewart Dougherty in an email exchange about his latest article  Read More

03.03.17- GAME OVER: 115 Million Oz Silver Takedown; Just Ended Their Own Game
Bill Holter

What you just witnessed was an act of Total Desperation.
“They” have absolutely tipped their hand and done something so obvious and egregious that they have probably ended their own “game”.
“GAME OVER” Has Arrived…

I thought I would put today in perspective for those throwing in the towel on gold and silver. 23,000 silver contracts were sold in just a few minutes this morning. This equates to 115 million ounces. For perspective, there are only two countries in the world that produce this much in one year, Mexico and Peru. China roughly produces 115 million ounces but the production is not sold onto world markets. Read More

03.02.17- Why Central Banks Were Forced To Rig The Gold Market
Steve St Angelo

According to newly uncovered information in the gold market, it provides additional evidence of why the Fed, Central Banks and the IMF were forced to RIG the gold market.  Not only was the dropping of the Gold-Dollar peg going to release a great deal of pressure on the manipulated gold price, but forecasts of a massive increase in gold demand was going to totally overwhelm supply.

Thus, this new information provides clear evidence that the gold market was being assaulted on “two fronts.”  Not only was the gold market suffering from a decades of price suppression schemes via the Fed and Central Banks, but also that surging gold demand in the jewelry and industrial sectors was going to lead to severe shortages in the gold market. Read More

03.01.17- The World Is About to Be Hung on a Cross of Gold!
Bill Holter

"In The Name Of Fairness", A Very Touchy Subject…

When it comes to the latest US stance vis-a-vis China’s currency manipulation, the jury is out, and based on two recent statements it is more confused than ever.

Religion and politics, are both hot button issues no matter how you slice it, touchy subjects, if you will. Speaking, or writing about them, usually elicits rage, or anger …especially when they are mentioned together, or connected. Un-noticed by most is a ground shaking occurrence, whereby these two highly explosive issues are being joined at the hip. I do not want to anger anyone over their beliefs, so what I write below is entirely my observations of what is seemingly non-apparent to the financial community and to the public at large.  Read More

02.28.17- Andrew Maguire: Gold and Silver to Skyrocket
Trader Scott

Andrew Maguire is out once again with his claims about the gold manipulation. “The whistleblower who blew the gold and silver markets wide open in 2010 now says gold and silver will skyrocket in 2017…. The Death Knell Of Central Bank Gold Manipulation …. Andrew Maguire: “Here we are again at 100/1 (leverage in the paper gold market with commercials) short, as we were when we first spoke back in 2010.  But this time there is no Eddie George to come up with a Bank of England sale of 400 tonnes of physical gold.  There is no (substantial amount of) physical gold available at this price to swamp the (physical) market. Read More

02.27.17- The only reliable gold and silver futures are shares in mining companies
Gijsbert Groenewegen

Interest rates are blowing out and the question is who goes first

January was the worst month for European government bonds in history with all the bonds blowing out. TCW, the US asset manager that runs world’s largest actively managed bond fund, has eliminated its exposure to Eurozone bank debt over fears these lenders are “excessively risky”. Soon the interest rates will reach crucial levels led by the US. What I mean by that is that the US Treasury 10y rates will reverse the 35-year trend and exceed the 3% level which will cause huge bond losses. The way the US interest rates go the rest of the world goes especially in the intertwined world we are living today. Read More

02.25.17- Bitcoin Price Next Milestone: Beating Gold Permanently
Olusegun Ogundeji

The Bitcoin price could soon surpass gold’s on a permanent basis supposing they both continue with their current market performance.

Gold hit a three-month high of $1260 at the end of business day on Thursday, Feb. 23, as a steady flow of safe-haven demand from traders and investors continued worldwide while Bitcoin topped $1170 around the same time. Civic CEO Vinny Lingham, gives Bitcoin about a month or less to consolidateits price in the $1300 range. Read More

02.24.17- Surprising Inflation News that Some Americans May Be Able to Use for Their Gain
Birch Gold

Recent data shows worrisome inflation activity. Markets are in denial, but Americans are starting to feel the squeeze. While this is a cause for concern, there’s a way to protect the spending power of your savings, and even use this strange activity to your advantage.

Inflation Breaks Post-Recession Ceiling

Two major price indexes used to calculate inflation are rising at their fastest rate since the last recession. Meanwhile, U.S. inflation just hit a four-year high. Read More

02.23.17- Silver Bullion – Top Reasons Why It Might Be The Buying Opportunity of the Decade
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 bullion to your 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

02.22.17- QE4 Is Coming...
Chris Vermeulen

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) keeps two sets of books.  There is the official book which is presented to the public and the other book, the one on debt which is never released. Included in the debt book, are Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Washington D.C. politicians prefer it this way as it conceals their real costs. The general public is only concerned about the “official debts”, however, they should be concerned about our total debt structure.  The official indebtedness is $211 trillion.  Today, the U.S. is financially broke. Read More

02.21.17- Proposed Global Class Action Gold & Silver Manipulation Lawsuit
Dave Kranzler

This news was originally disseminated by GATA on February 5th.  A British law firm, Leon Kaye Soliciters, has proposed the initiation of a class-action lawsuit charging that six “well known” financial services groups conspired to manipulate the London Gold Fixing from 2004 – 2014.   The proposal cites the recent settled Deutsche Bank class action suit for in New York and the ongoing billion dollar class action suit in Ontario, Canada.  The class action suit would be open to investors globally.  If interested contact Leon Kaye at [email protected]  Here’s a summary of the proposal: Read More

02.20.17- 2017 - A Sterling Year For Silver?
David Morgan

I have spent most of my life watching, writing, speaking, trading, investing, and listening to almost any and everything to do with the silver market. Given this, there are several insights that you (the market) have provided me over and over again, at a level rising to conviction about many retail silver market participants.

Although what is written from this point forward will be opinion only, some readers might interpret it to be factual - or at least based upon much experience.  Silver Investors - just like the metals themselves - are far more volatile than gold investors. To some people, silver can become a religion. The conviction of a true silver-bug is often comparable to that of a pit-bull. Being open-minded is not always the most highly-rated quality for this type of person. Read More

02.18.17- The origin of cycles
Alasdair Macleod

It was Karl Marx who was among the first believers that cyclical behaviour was endemic to free markets.

He lived through a time when there was a regular cycle of boom and bust, with phases of economic expansion followed by contraction. Workers were employed and then unemployed, and the only way this could be stopped, in Marxian economics, was for the workers to acquire the means of production, or more correctly, the state to do so on their behalf. Read More

02.17.17- Silver and Inflation
Trader Scott

Inflation is picking up around the globe, and it’s not “transitory” this time. Inflation on a secular basis bottomed last Spring. As we move thru the year, there will be more and more recognition of this. Commodities bottomed in January thru March 2016, the big trend is up. The Treasury yield market bottomed in 2011 on the short end and 2016 on the long end. In the big picture, the rising interest rates will help to continue pushing inflation higher in sort of a symbiotic relationship. The long term outlook for inflation is one of the reasons for my approach late last year to focus on buying silver, and not gold. Silver really enjoys the inflation. And food inflation and agriculture problems are going to be serious situations. Read More

02.16.17- Silver Price To Surge As “Investors and Users Fighting Over Available Physical Supplies”
Mark O’Byrne

One of the world’s foremost silver analysts Theodore Butler has elaborated on another “powerful” bullish factor which “screams at us to buy silver”.

Mr. Butler is one of the leading experts on the silver market and he elaborates on his very positive outlook for silver prices in an article entitled ‘Another Unique Blow-Off Factor’ published on Silver Seek yesterday: Read More

02.15.17- The Investment Secret Of The 2000s -- It’s Just Started
Egon von Greyerz

For most investors, there is only one asset class on the horizon. Whether it is the professional or private investor, when they consider investing, stocks will always be first on their list. And if we exclude all debt instruments, the stock market is by far the biggest market in the world. Global stock markets are capitalized at around $80 trillion currently.

Since the creation of the Fed in 1913, investing has been “a stairway to heaven.” But there have been quite a few stumbling blocks on the way. In 1929 the Dow peaked at almost 400 before the crash. The low of the Dow was in July 1932 at 40 — a 90% fall. It then took 25 years until 1954 for the Dow to get back to 400. Read More

02.14.17- Golden Cross: The Last Time THIS Happened, Gold Prices Ran From $290 To All-Time High Of $1923!
Ben Drage

The previous time that the 50 Week MA broke UPWARDS in Gold was in 2002 and price then ran from $290 to the all-time high of $1923.

This indicator has just broken upwards again…

A Golden Cross is a bullish breakout pattern normally of the 50 period MA in relation to the 200 period MA.

There has been plenty of interest in my recent chart showing this happening in Weekly Gold. Read More

02.13.17- The Best Time To Buy Gold And Silver
In 2017 Is...

Jeff Clark

Can’t decide if you should buy gold now or wait?

We all want the best price we can get on our gold and silver purchases. It’s only natural, and any good consumer will consider the timing of their buying decisions. It’s a question almost every investor asks: am I getting a good price now, or will I get a better price in the future?

Well, history has an empirical answer for you.

I looked at the historical data to see if I could identify the best time of year to buy. I suspected January would be best, but what I found was interesting. Read More

02.11.17- U.S. Exorbitant Privilege At Risk?!
Axel Merk

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, American’s exorbitant privilege might be at risk with broad implications for the U.S. dollar and investors’ portfolios. Let me explain.

The U.S. was the anchor of the Bretton Woods agreement that collapsed when former President Nixon ended the dollar’s convertibility into gold in 1971. Yet even when off the remnants of the gold standard, the U.S. has continued to be the currency in which many countries hold their foreign reserves. Why is that, what are the benefits and what are the implications if this were under threat? Read More

02.10.17- Gone In 60 Seconds: 11 Tonnes Of Comex Paper Gold
Silver Doctors

At 9:54 am EST, 11.1 tonnes of paper gold which hitthe Comex trading floor and electronic trading system in a 60 second window. It represents approximately 30% of the total amount of gold the Comex vault operators are reporting to be available for delivery under Comex contracts – dumped in paper form in 1 minute…

Central banks stand ready to lease gold in increasing quantities should the price rise.  – Alan Greenspan, 1998 in Congressional testimony on OTC derivatives Read More

02.09.17- How To Store Silver Bars
and Coins at Home

Jeff Clark

There’s lots of reasons to buy silver—it’s a real asset, the coins are beautiful, it will likely outperform gold (probably by a long shot, Mike Maloney believes), and it’s more affordable. But that affordability comes with a catch. 

Once you start to accumulate, you quickly realize that silver requires a lot more storage space than gold. At today’s prices, dollar for dollar, you get roughly 70 times more ounces of silver than gold. On top of that, most silver products are a lot less dense than gold, in some cases as much as 84% larger in volume. Add those two facts together and it means that silver takes up as much as 128 times more space than gold for the same dollar value! Read More

02.08.17- Silver Market Set Up For Much Higher Price Move Than Gold
Steve St Angelo

When the paper markets finally collapse, the silver market is set up for much higher price gains than gold.  Why?  Because the fundamentals show that precious metals investment demand has put a great deal more pressure on the silver supply than gold… and by a long shot.

There are three crucial reasons why the silver price will outperform the gold price when the highly inflated paper markets disintegrate under the weight of massive debt and derivatives. Read More

02.07.17- Chasing Golden Dreams
Doug French

Entrepreneurship is a hot new study area in academia, with devotees of the Austrian school Peter Klein and his student Per Bylund extending the work of Ludwig von Mises, Israel Kirzner, and Murray Rothbard.

I’ve told Professor Klein that I have my doubts about the teaching of entrepreneurship. I’ve known, done business with, been partners with, and now work for an entrepreneur. None of them on a day-to-day basis seem necessarily alert or searching for discrepancies. They just wake up every day wanting to “hit a lick.” Read More

02.06.17- Pound, Dollar, Euro And Yen Will Be Worthless Within Five Years
Egon von Greyerz

The new US Administration has taken over with the conviction that they will “make America great again”. I really wish they will succeed because a strong US would be good for the world. Sadly, the odds of achieving that admirable objective are totally stacked against them.

At the end of the next 4 years, there is a risk that this Administration will be more hated than any government since Carter and possibly even more disliked than Hoover. Read More

02.04.17- Jim Grant: Why He Think's This Time It's Different For Gold

This is an excellent interview from Consuelo Mack's WealthTrack and with Jim Grant of Grant's Interest Observer

Jim Grant's get's going on why he own's gold as an investment at the 19:00 minute mark and give's his reasons why gold maybe getting closer to it's fruition on the debt ticking time bomb.

Grant say's Gold is the real Money in a world of paper adjusting them selves against each other.

A different investment world. Financial Thought Leader, James Grant, Editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer declares the 35 year bull market over and sees few opportunities to replace it. Read More

02.03.17- With A Phony Stock Market At 20,000 “Only Precious Metals Give Opportunity To Make REAL Gains”
Stefan Gleason

Dow 20,000 was ushered in with great fanfare. Traders on the New York Stock Exchange sported “Dow 20,000” hats. Even President Donald Trump joined the celebration.

Trump told ABC News he was “very honored” that the stock market gave his presidency a symbolic vote of confidence. “Now we have to go up, up, up. We don’t want it to stay there,” he said.

Everyone loves a bull market. Expecting stocks to go up forever, however, is a dangerous mindset to have as an investor. Recent history suggests that major milestones for the Dow should be viewed less as cause for celebration and more as warning signs. Read More

02.02.17- JPMorgan Will Lose Control of Silver!
Bill Murphy

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02.01.17- Critically High U.S. Silver Supply Reliance In Jeopardy When Paper Markets Crack
Steve St Angelo

The U.S. silver supply will likely be in jeopardy in the future when the highly inflated paper markets finally crack.  This is not a matter of if, but WHEN.  If we consider the top two precious metals and copper, silver has the highest net import reliance as a percentage of domestic consumption.

According to the data put out by the USGS – U.S. Geological Survey, and the GFMS team at Thomson Reuters, the United States silver net import reliance as a percentage of total consumption, was 72%, versus 36% for copper and a negative 48% for gold: Read More

01.31.17- Is the Gold Market Ready to Breakout?
Sol Palha

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble. - Elbert Hubbard

Throughout  2016, we stated we did not expect much from Gold, and we stuck to this forecast, even though many experts went out of their way to report that Gold was ready to soar to the Moon or even to the next Galaxy.  In fact, since 2011, we have continuously said that until the Trend turns positive, it would be best to play other lucrative markets, such as the general equities market, the US dollar, etc.  During this time several experts stated that Gold was ready to surge and some issued insane targets ranging from $20,000-$50,000.  >Under no circumstance can we ever see Gold going to $20,000 or $50,000 and even if drank a whole bottle of scotch or any other toxic compound it would still be very hard to visualise such a target. Issuing such targets is perfect for fear mongering, and we find that tactic to be unpleasant and distasteful. Read More

01.30.17- Lithium Stocks Will Surge Much Higher in 2017
David Sidoo

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01.28.17- Pound, Dollar, Euro And Yen Will Be Worthless Within Five Years
Egon von Greyerz

The new US Administration has taken over with the conviction that they will “make America great again”. I really wish they will succeed because a strong US would be good for the world. Sadly, the odds of achieving that admirable objective are totally stacked against them. At the end of the next 4 years, there is a risk that this Administration will be more hated than any government since Carter and possibly even more disliked than Hoover. Read More

01.27.17- Currecide: The Globalists’ Planned Annihilation of Your Savings and Freedom
Stewart Dougherty

Stewart Dougherty is back with another guest post. Ibelieve this is his best work to date. I wanted to share some his thoughts from out email exchanges, which are raw, unedited and quite insightful:

I totally agree with what you wrote me previously about gold going ballistic this year. It’s probably better set-up right now than at any other time in history, for a large number of reasons. I hope it can finally overwhelm, once and for all the schemers who work to keep it down. Read More

01.26.17- The Best Time
To Buy Gold And Silver In 2017 Is...

Jeff Clark

Can’t decide if you should buy gold now or wait?

We all want the best price we can get on our gold and silver purchases. It’s only natural, and any good consumer will consider the timing of their buying decisions. It’s a question almost every investor asks: am I getting a good price now, or will I get a better price in the future?

Well, history has an empirical answer for you.

I looked at the historical data to see if I could identify the best time of year to buy. I suspected January would be best, but what I found was interesting. Read More

01.25.17- 2017’s Real Milestone
(Or Why Interest Rates Can Never Go Back To Normal)

John Rubino

Forget about NAFTA or OPEC or TPP or crowd size or hand size or any other acronym or stat or concept that obsesses the financial press these days. Only two numbers actually matter.

The first is $20 trillion, which is the level the US federal debt will exceed sometime around June of this year. Here’s the current total as measured by the US Debt Clock: Read More

01.24.17- Dr. Doom Marc Faber: “Global Liquidity Will Move Into Precious Metals
In The Next 3 – 6 Months”

Mac Slavo

Economist Marc Faber, who is known in many circles as Doctor Doom for his oft gloomy forecasts, says that stock markets are overvalued, but stops short of saying that a crash is imminent. Though valuations are high and sentiment is dangerously optimistic, Faber argues in a recent interview with Fox Business that there are huge money flows still making their way into U.S. equities.

And over the next three to six months Faber says much of that liquidity from foreign and domestic investors may start moving into precious metals and precious metals stocks: Read More

01.23.17- Does Market Rigging in the Metals Signal a Buying Opportunity?
Dennis Miller

Central Banks are rigging the metals markets. Does it signal a buying opportunity? Will they ever be prosecuted for this illegal activity?

I recently interviewed good friend Ed Steer who writes Ed Steer’s Gold and Silver Digest, a daily must-read. We discussed an article written by Peter Warburton in 2001 outlining the relationship between central banks and investment banks rigging the metals market price: Read More

01.21.17- A Post-Inauguration Gold Price Forecast
Darren Capriotti

Today, Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. While that means different things to many different people, it should mean very interesting things specifically in the world of gold investing. Gold has been holding steady around the low $1,200 mark for a while now, with early returns Friday suggesting there won’t be a lot of movement at the end of the week.

But where will gold go in the era of Donald Trump—specifically, right after the inauguration? While the weather in D.C. today isn’t at its best, there are reasons to be more optimistic about the price of gold: Read More

01.20.17- Gold Supply Is Guaranteed To Fall - Here’s How You’ll Be Impacted
Jeff Clark

Last week we looked at how silver supply could be dramatically pinched if Indian citizens began an earnest shift from gold to silver. This week we’ll continue looking at supply, this time with gold.

The frightening thing about the coming gold supply deficit is that it doesn’t require an outside force to make it happen. It’s locked in. I hate to use the word “guaranteed,” but regardless of any other development, new gold supply is going down. Worse, there’s little that can be done to reverse the trend.

The primary reason new gold supply will fall is because mine supply is set to decline. And producers can’t easily or quickly increase mine output even if gold prices jump, as you’ll see. This is something I know a little about, having worked in the industry as a mine analyst for a number of years. See what you think…Read More

01.19.17- Big Movement Ahead in the Silver Market... Serious Trouble In The Paper Markets
Tyler Durden

The Silver Market will experience a significant trend change in the future due the unraveling of the paper markets.  Already we are witnessing a lot of political turmoil and havoc as President-elect Donald Trump gets ready to take over the White House in the next few days.

It’s also logical to assume the policy changes President-elect Trump wants to make will cause serious ramifications to the highly leveraged debt-based fiat monetary system… whether he realizes it or not. Read More

01.18.17- A Hint of Gold Backwardation
Keith Weiner

Rising Scarcity and a Nascent Change in Trend

Last month, we noted that there could be a trend change in progress. Not only are the prices of the metals rising (which is just a mirror-image of the dollar falling, from 27.6 milligrams of gold just before Christmas to currently under 26mg). But the scarcity of gold as we measure it, using the spread between the price of gold in the spot and futures markets, has been rising.

All the gold in the world (excluding Ben Bernanke’s grillz collection). The estimate appears a bit dated, but even if we e.g. assume that there are  about 180,000 tons of mined gold in the world, the cube would only be slightly larger (20.5 by 20.5 meters, or 67.25 by 67.25 feet). Read More

01.17.17- And Now, for Somethng Entirely Different: Common Sense - 2017
Jimm Quinn

“Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain.” – John Adams

Thomas Paine was born in 1737 in Britain. His first thirty seven years of life were pretty much a series of failures and disappointments. Business fiascos, firings, the death of his first wife and child, a failed second marriage, and bankruptcy plagued his early life. He then met Benjamin Franklin in 1774 and was convinced to emigrate to America, arriving in Philadelphia in November 1774. He thus became the Father of the American Revolution with the publication of Common Sense. Read More

01.16.17- Brexit, Trump worries push gold
Zandi Shabalala

London - Gold jumped more than 1 percent to its highest in nearly eight weeks on Tuesday, as excerpts of a speech to be given later by Britain's prime minister pointed to a definitive exit from the European Union.

Safe-haven assets such as gold, the Japanese yen and US Treasuries benefited as investors sought refuge from the uncertainty of what a "hard Brexit" would mean for global markets.

Spot gold rose 1.1 percent to $1 216.11 per ounce by 1054 GMT, near highs last seen on November 23. Read More

01.14.17- The Overthrow of the US dollar as Global Reserve Currency
Jim Rickards

Now is the time to keep your eyes on the monetary endgame. Not the daily mark-to-market in paper gold. This endgame is an all-out attack on the status of the US dollar as the benchmark global reserve currency. Numerous players have an interest in ending the dollar’s role for reasons ranging from climate change (global problems require global money solutions) to geopolitics (Russia and China both have regional hegemonic ambitions in Eastern Europe and East Asia respectively). As investors with longer horizons and patience, we see ways to profit from these global macro trends. Read More

01.13.17- The Legendary James Dines Calls for a New Uranium Bull Market, A Bond Market Crash And Gold To $5000.00
Gerardo Del Real

Gerardo Del Real: This is Gerardo Del Real for Resource Stock Digest. I have a real treat for you today. Joining me today is the legendary Mr. James Dines. Mr. Dines is the editor of The Dines Letter. He's also authored several books including Goldbug!, Technical Analysis, Secrets of High States, and Mass Psychology. Mr. Dines has a legendary record in the investment community. His contrarian approach to investment analysis has led Mr. Dines to accurately forecast trends for over six decades, from the invisible crash that would bring down stocks in 1966, the unexpected gold boom of 1974, to the internet revolution of 1996, Mr. Dines has consistently gone against the grain and delivered gains that have been passed down for generations. Read More

01.12.17- Another Major Catalyst For Silver Is About To Surface
Jeff Clark

There are lots of reasons silver is poised to rip higher over the next few years. Here’s another one, and it’s a new development that’s flying under the radar of most investors…

Indian citizens buy a LOT of gold. Macquarie bank estimates that 78% of India’s household savings are held in gold, more than any other economy in the world. Right or wrong, this much savings in gold creates a drag on growth, because the available funds for bank lending decrease. Read More

01.11.17- Gold Is Undervalued, And That’s Great News For Precious Metals Funds
Frank Holmes

You could say gold miners struck gold in 2016. The group, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, finished the year up an amazing 55 percent, handily beating all other asset classes shown below.

Miners were followed by commodities at 25 percent and silver at 15 percent. Gold finished up 8.6 percent, its first positive year since 2012, when it gained 7.1 percent. (Keep your eyes peeled for our forthcoming annual periodic table of commodity returns, one of our perennially popular pieces!) Read More

01.10.17- Gold And Silver Price Forecast:
This Week’s Price Action Being Crucial To Trend

Christopher Aaron

During last week spot gold prices rose 1.9% or nearly $22 to close at $1,173 as of the final tick on the New York COMEX.

Initial resistance is expected to be seen between $1,190 - $1,200, labeled below in red, with support coming from the broken 2013 – 2015 down channel, highlighted in blue.

Gold’s behavior near the $1,190 - $1,200 resistance level this week will be telling and thus important to watch. Broken support should act as resistance on the next advance. In plain English, what we are saying is that since buyers failed to show up at $1,200 last November in the wake of the post-Trump sell-off, all else being equal we would expect them to be absent this week when the price tests that level again. Read More

01.09.17- Gold Reacts Strongly to China’s Latest Currency Shenanigans
Birch Gold Group

Despite China’s roaring growth and status as the world’s second largest economy, it’s currently in the midst of a complex currency crisis that revolves around the valuation of the yuan.

Donald Trump says China is manipulating its currency, threatening multiple times to hold them accountable. But Chinese officials are choosing to ignore him. In fact, they just made another currency move that will likely make Trump very unhappy. Read More

01.07.17- How To Buy Gold Bars: Tips & Advice For Investors
Jeff Clark

If you’re looking to invest in physical gold at the lowest possible price per ounce, there’s no better choice than gold bars. Coins may be more attractive, but all that manufacturing and packaging comes at a price. Gold bars, on the other hand, are the stalwart of the industry, what everyone from average investors to central banks buy and store. In other words, you can’t go wrong buying gold bars—provided you follow four tips.

The Advantage of Buying Gold Bar

Tip: You’ll get more ounces for your money with bars than coins.Read More

01.06.17- Jim Sinclair on Bitcoin, Gold,
Silver and Outer Space

Rory Hall

Legendary Gold Trader Jim Sinclair Doesn’t Mix Words…

I have argued that bitcoin, along with all the other cryptocurrencies, plays into the hands of the banking cabal. Virtual currencies, online only currencies or cryptocurrencies, in my opinion, have built in flaws that make them extremely risky, on a good day, and a tool of enslavement on their worst day. We recently learned there is a cryptocurrency that is available now and was designed specifically for central banks – the Utility Settlement Coin Read More

01.05.17- The Endgame, Trump And Gold
Daryl Robert Schoon

In the bankers’ endgame, slowing economic growth and excessive central bank liquidity forces investor capital into financial markets; driving up the price of stocks, bonds and commodities and creating financial bubbles whose collapse pose a systemic threat in overly-indebted capitalist economies. 

Deregulation And The Endgame

Fundamental and pragmatic banking regulations, which arose from the devastating financial collapses of the Great Depression, for decades strengthened U.S. banks and capital markets, making them the twin engines of American growth and the envy of the world… Read More

01.04.17- Silver Price Forecast: Expect Higher Silver Prices In 2017 And Beyond
Robert Shapiro

In May 1970, my dad gave me a book to read: Harry Brown's “How You Can Profit From the Coming Devaluation.” It was a clear explanation of why Budget Deficits, Trade Deficits, and FED Money Printing were killing our country.

The major conclusion was that to protect the real value of your life savings from the ravages of the imminent Inflation, gold – and by extension silver – would be the place to be for the next generation.

In 1968 the US had stopped using silver in the last of the silver coins (40% silver half dollars) and had reneged on the Silver Certificate Paper Dollars. And, the London Gold Pool, which was a Central Bank effort to maintain the then $35/oz official Dollar price for gold fell apart. Read More

01.03.17- Another Interview with
Silver Guru Ted Butler

James R. Cook

Cook: People that have been holding silver for several yearsare beginning to lose patience. What do you say to them?

Butler: The facts surrounding silver have never been more bullish.

Cook: Such as?

Butler: Over the last few years, enormous changes have recast and transformed the silver market.

Cook: Can we have an example? Read More

01.02.17- Silver Prices and the Russian Connection
Gary Christenson

Silver prices nearly reached $50.00 in April of 2011. They crashed to a low under $14 in December of 2015 and currently (December 2016) sit at about $16.

Silver prices, in our increasingly unreal debt based fiat currency world, streak higher and subsequently crash to unbelievable lows.

Option One: Silver prices are near the end of their correction and will rally substantially higher. Why? Exponential increases in debt and total currency in circulation lift the prices for nearly everything, including college tuition, cigarettes, the S&P, housing, health care, silver and gold. We have heard this before and we see the consequences of using our “fake money” every day. Read More

12.31.16- Analyst: Gold to Turn Positive Because of This Overlooked Factor
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know brings you the top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: The overlooked factor that may turn gold turn positive, gold miners are running out of the metal, and new Islamic finance standards spur development of gold and silver products.

With a strengthening dollar and rising yields, many are giving gold a negative forecast for 2017. One analyst, however, believes that the metal will do just fine because everyone is ignoring the elephant in the room: an outstanding Treasury debt that will blow up due to rising yields. Read More

12.30.16- JP Morgan Gobbles Up a Minimum of Over 31 Tons (possibly up to 186 tons) of Gold!
Avery B. Goodman

Back in August 2015, I noted that Goldman Sachs and HSBC had taken delivery of a huge tonnage of physical gold, probably purchased near the lows. Physical bars of gold are, by definition, a very long term investment in the yellow metal. At the time, the two banks were telling clients and others not to buy gold, even as they were loading up on it, themselves.

Starting in December 2015, JP Morgan began buying tremendous quantities of physical gold, as opposed to paper/electronic gold futures, forwards, ETF certificates etc. From December 1, 2015 to December 29, 2016, the big bank purchased and took physical delivery of over 31 metric tonnes worth of bars of the yellow metal for its house account at COMEX alone. Read More

12.29.16- Gold – Ready to Spring Another Surprise
Pater Tenebrarum

Below is an update of a number of interesting data points related to the gold market. Whether “interesting” will become “meaningful” remains to be seen, as most of gold’s fundamental drivers aren’t yet bullishly aligned. One must keep in mind though that gold is very sensitive with respect to anticipating future developments in market liquidity and the reaction these will elicit from central banks. Often this involves very long lead times.

If one looks at long term charts of gold, one can see that meaningful rallies usually start as technical short covering moves, which often are still at odds with at least some of the macroeconomic fundamentals. The starting points of these rallies often involve divergences with associated markets or data points. Read More

12.28.16- Goldman to Trump: Situation Assessment, Government Bail-ins and the Precious Metals Threat
Stewart Dougherty

Some pretty heady stuff,particularly the part about the Fed’s balance sheet being a lie. (I am 100% convinced of this, but cannot prove it, at least not yet.) And remember, Bernanke was caught issuing $10 trillion in swaps to foreign banks, all of which was supposed to remain a complete secret. It is not as if they haven’t been caught doing what I am saying they are still doing, to an even larger degree.

I’ve stated that the “conversation” is imagined, intuited and fictional, so the small living parts of the shredded Constitution might actually protect my freedom of speech; wouldn’t that be amazing. Read More

12.27.16- Breakout Of 35-Year Downward Yield Range Will Blow-Up Interest Rate Derivatives
($500 Trillion+)

Gijsbert Groenewegen

Nothing makes sense anymore. The markets keep going up like it is going out of fashion Trump’s honeymoon period or not. Trump might be getting a strong cabinet around him and have good ideas to stimulate the economy…
though you first have to spend money (increasing debt) before you make money, which takes time.

And the obvious question is how the expenditures and lower tax rates (15%) will be financed. Inevitably it will mean a further increase in the already high debt burden of nearly $20trn further straining the Debt/GDP ratio. Total US debt plus unfunded future liabilities is estimated at some $200trn+. Read More

12.26.16- Bigger Buying Opportunity In Precious Metals Now Than 11 Months Ago
Ceo Technician

Energy & Gold connected with 321gold editor & founder Bob Moriarty one last time before 2017 arrives and the conversation was wide ranging and insightful. Bob is more bullish than he’s ever been on precious metals (PMs) and points to a 20+ year low in investor sentiment on PMs as one of the main reasons why he’s so bullish. Without further ado here is Energy & Gold’s year end interview with outspoken and unapologetic precious metals investor Bob Moriarty. Read More

12.24.16- Forensic Evidence: Why Silver Price Manipulation Will End
Steve St Angelo

The one thing silver investors want to know, is when will the manipulation of the silver price finally end.  And who can blame then.  It becomes extremely frustrating to watch the silver price fade lower and lower, especially as the Dow Jones Index gets ready to surpass the 20,000 level.

Furthermore, precious metals sentiment continues to head down the toilet and into the cesspool, while the financial networks like CNBC get ready to pass out “Go 25,000 Dow Jones”baseball caps.  However, the broader markets are in serious trouble, pointed out by Wolf Richter’s article, What The Heck’s Happening To Our Shale Buyback Boom.  In that article he posted this chart and stated the following: Read More

12.23.16- Deutsche Bank Settlement:
Seasonal Intraday Charts Provide Evidence for Market Manipulation

Dimitri Speck

Deutsche Bank Caves In

Deutsche Bank trader: “u just said u sold on fix.”

Answer UBS trader: “yeah, we smashed it good.”

Deutsche Bank is a defendant in more than 7,000 lawsuits worldwide. In two of them it has recently agreed to settlements and is prepared to pay tens of millions of US dollars in restitution and fines. This includes the settling of lawsuits over gold and silver price manipulation. Associated court proceedings against other financial institutions are still underway. Read More

12.22.16- Expert: Gold is the Investment with the Biggest Turnaround Potential in 2017
Birch Gold

This week’s Your News to Know brings you the latest top stories involving finance and the gold market. Stories include: Why one expert believes that gold is the investment with the biggest turnaround potential in 2017, gold could shine in 2017 due to inflation, and gold is getting set to rise higher.

About a year ago, MarketWatch contributor Henry To listed three stocks with the biggest turnaround potential in 2016. His prediction was on point, as the three have gone up in price by 21%, 42% and 99%. Read More

12.21.16- Axis of Gold
James Rickards

Now is the time to keep your eyes on the monetary endgame. Not the daily mark-to-market in paper gold. This endgame is an all-out attack on the status of the U.S. dollar as the benchmark global reserve currency. Numerous players have an interest in ending the dollar’s role for reasons ranging from climate change (global problems require global money solutions), to geopolitics (Russia and China both have regional hegemonic ambitions in Eastern Europe and East Asia respectively). As investors with longer horizons and patience, we see ways to profit from these global macro trends.

We’ve done the deep-dive you need to see the big picture. All indicators show this is an excellent time to accumulate a position in gold, if you haven’t put 10% of your investable assets in gold and physical metal already (which is what I recommend). Read More

12.20.16- Silver Manipulation,
Mining Stocks & Freedom (Part 1)
Mike Maloney & David Morgan

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12.19.16- James Dines - Urgent Warning From
"The Original Goldbug"

Nick Hodge

Today I’d like to tell you about a legend I recently had the pleasure of meeting.

His name is James Dines. But I — and most of his peers — have too much respect to call him James. So we always refer to him as Mr. Dines.

Perhaps you’ve heard of him before. Mr. Dines is what you call a ‘guru’s guru.’ He’s a guy who the biggest powerhouses in the financial publishing world look up to as a pioneer — and as a mentor. Read More

12.17.16- Will Gold Prices Drop Below $1,000?
AG Thorson

It's easy to turn bearish when gold prices drop consecutively for 6-weeks without an intervening rally. Sentiment for precious metals and miners has cratered, but prices continue to grind lower. The charts are oversold, and Investors are growing concerned, understandably so. However, I think once you understand where we are in the gold cycles your anxiety will turn into enthusiasm.

I’ve written many articles regarding the 8-year gold cycle. This critical cycle bottoms consistently every 8-years a few months before or up to 4-months after a US Presidential election. Gold prices bottomed at $1,045 in December of 2015, that appeared to be the 8-year cycle low. Although it arrived early, I gave it the benefit of the doubt because miners rallied nearly 200% in just 7-months. Read More

12.16.16- The Real Reason China Is “Dumping” U.S. Treasuries
Birch Gold Group

As we’ve noted in previous articles, countries around the world are liquidating U.S. Treasuries at an alarming rate, with China moving the fastest to unload its stake. The motivations behind China’s rapid selling of U.S. Treasuries aren’t clear. Some believe it’s a jab at the U.S. economy; others think it’s a gesture of skepticism in response to the impending Trump presidency.

But there’s another key factor to consider when we ask ourselves why China would start dumping its treasury holdings so abruptly, and that factor could turn out to be important for the gold market too. Read More

12.15.16- Gold and Silver Rally Post-Trump
and the Silver Fix

David Morgan

David Morgan on the gold and silver rally after the US presidential elections, the silver fix and its repercussions, and the effect of a Fed rate hike.

Last time INN spoke to The Morgan Report author David Morgan was right after Donald Trump won the US presidency, and prices of commodities were surging. He says, “A lot of people anticipated a rally, but it happened in a space of 24 hours.”

On election night, gold surged nearly 5 percent–its biggest single-day gain since June 2016. But when Trump took to the stage a few hours later, the price of gold plunged to $1,302.42. Gold dropped even further to $1,217.25 on a stronger US dollar and an anticipated Federal Reserve interest rate hike in December. Read More

12.14.16- Shariah Gold Standard Is “Revolutionary” Says Mark Mobius

One of the world’s leading investors, Mark Mobius told a gold conference in Dubai that the new ‘Shariah Gold Standard’ is both “innovative and revolutionary” and importantly will bring “transparency” to the physical gold market which suffers from a lack of trust.

The executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group was speaking at the ‘Gold in Islamic Finance’ conference organised by the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), the World Gold Council and Amanie Advisors and held in Dubai last Thursday.Read More

12.13.16- As Europe’s Financial System Fails,
Gold Will Rise

Egon von Greyerz

“The Die is Cast” for Europe and the EU. This is what Caesar said when he crossed the Rubicon in 49 BC marching towards Rome, leading to a major change in Europe’s history. The Italian referendum which took place on December 4 had a similar significance. The Brexit vote in which Britain decided to divorce from the EU started the breakup of the artificial construction of 500 million people being ruled by an unelected and unaccountable elite in Brussels. Even worse is an artificial paper currency, the Euro, which is used by 19 out of the 28 EU countries. All paper currencies are of course artificial constructions that eventually become worthless but to have a currency for 19 countries with different cultures, different growth rates and productivity and vastly different inflation rates is a total disaster. Read More

12.12.16- US Debt Default Dead Ahead
Jim Willie

Foreign USTreasury Bond dumping continues, and even accelerates. China and the Saudis are selling USTreasurys in a near panic. Foreign central banks liquidated a record $375 billion in USGovt debt in the last 12 months. An American disaster lies in the making from debt saturation, debt overload, and debt dumping. It is all denied by the Washington mouthpieces and the Wall Street handlers, as they lie. The USGovt debt default is within view, dead ahead.

One month ago in October tally, the USFed update of Treasurys held in custody revealed a frightening picture of foreign sales, big sales, even accelerated sales. The total amount of custodial paper had fallen to $2.805 trillion, the lowest since 2012. Read More

12.10.16- The Secret of the Bankers
Herman Gazort

What is money? Really. It’s a token, receipt or an electronic note we get or give for some thing or some doing. It’s a convenient marker to interchange value.

Oh, and it’s also the most powerful WMD ever been used against us, for centuries.

A small group knows lots about money but they don’t want us to know what it is or how to use it to prosper because they are the ones who have been using it against us.

Maybe it has crossed your mind that something is wrong with money; that it’s not working right; that maybe the whole monetary system is broken; that “economics” is just being used to justify money failures; that maybe banks get richer because we get poorer. Mostly we ignore it because it’s there. Hmm? Read More

12.09.16- Gold Versus Dollar Devaluations
Gary Christenson

President Nixon “temporarily” severed the weak link between gold and the U. S. dollar in 1971. The link is still severed.

The economic well-being for most people and the sound dollar have suffered. The dollar is no longer described as “good as gold” as it was 60 years ago. Today we deal with mini-dollars and $ trillions instead of $ billions.

The government grew much larger, the financial complex benefitted, while “fly-over” America suffered, victims of dishonest money. Read More

12.08.16- Silver Fundamentals VS.
The Base Metal Bubble

Andrew Hoffman

The market “response” to the Italian referendum – unquestionably, a political, financial, and economic “nuclear bomb” – was as hideously rigged as anything I’ve ever seen.  And trust me, the strafing is just starting, given this morning’s news that not only is Bank Monte dei Paschi likely to be nationalized this weekend, but snap elections to elect a new Prime Minister (likely, a violently anti-EU Five Star Movement candidate) may occur as soon as next month.

In yesterday’s Audioblog, I noted how the Cartel utilized its DLITG, or “Don’t Let it Turn Green” algorithm, to prevent gold from turning positive in the referendum result’s wake; first after it was initially announced at 5 pm EST; and then, at both 11 pm EST and, of course, the 2:15 AM EST open of the London paper Pre-market. Read More

12.07.16- This "Sleeper" Mining Problem Is Set To Explode In The Coming Weeks
Dave Forest

It might be the biggest issue in mining you haven’t heard about. But events this week suggest that one “sleeper” problem may be about to leap to the main stage. 

That’s the introduction of a new mining charter in key producing nation South Africa. Which the government said is going ahead this coming month - despite objections from miners, who say the new rules will have “dire consequences” for the industry. 

The new charter has in fact been winding its way through political process for several months. But South Africa’s department of mineral resources said late last week that the deal is nearly done - with the new rules ready to be finalized for next month. Read More

12.06.16- The Gold Correction Is Over: “We’re Going To Come Out Of This In A Big Way”
Mac Slavo

When gold exploded to the upside earlier this year amid the biggest New Year’s stock market panic in history, we noted that the bull market had awoken. And despite arguments to the contrary from mainstream financial pundits that gold and silver were not monetary metals and nothing but historical relics, it became apparent during the Brexit vote that precious metals were the assets of last resort during market panic. On the night of Presidential election, as it became clear that Donald Trump would become the leader of the free world, stock markets once again sold off. And just as had happened earlier this year, prices for physical gold and the companies that mine it skyrocketed in a matter of hours, this time to the tune of over $100 per ounce. Read More

12.05.16- Investors Push Gold Eagle Sales To Record High & Commentary On Precious Metals Sentiment
Steve St Angelo

Investment demand for Gold Eagles surged during the last day in November pushing sales to a new monthly record.  Not only did Gold Eagle sales for November reach a new record high for the year, it surpassed sales during the same month last year by 52%.

It seems as if investors are once again taking advantage of lower gold prices.  I had planned to publish the article on Wednesday (last day of the month) showing that November sales hit a new record high, but the U.S. Mint updated their figures yesterday reporting another 20,000 Gold Eagles oz were sold on the 30th. Read More

12.03.16- Buy A House For 2.6 Ounces Of Gold
By Egon von Greyerz

Few people realise the coming bargains in all asset markets within the next five years or so. Stocks, bonds and property will be fractions of current prices. I discussed in last week’s article how I expect stocks and property to decline maybe as much as 90%. Most people will consider this as sensational speculation and impossible but similar falls have happened in history before. And at no previous time in history has there been a credit bubble of a magnitude that the world is facing today. Previously individual countries have experienced depressions, often preceded by hyperinflation. But never before has every single industrialised country had a century of exponential growth of credit, asset prices and inflation which is likely to lead to a global collapse. Read More

12.02.16- Copper Prices To Rocket In 2017
Dave Forest

Warnings of a potential surge coming in global copper prices this week. Emerging from a place few observers in the space are focused on.

The southern Africa producing nation of Zambia.

Industry sources in Zambia told Reuters this past week that some big changes are quietly afoot in the copper market here. Triggered by a change in government policy for local smelters.

That’s a new tax reportedly being introduced by the Zambian government on imports of copper concentrates. With officials apparently planning to tax incoming shipments of concentrate at up to 7.5 percent. Read More

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