11.09.15- Rigged Jobs Report Triggers Extreme Backwardation In Gold
Dave Kranzler

Occasionally an event occurs in the gold market which points to the extreme degree of artificiality imposed on the market.

It's a variable that occurs outside of the control of the banks and Central Banks who are highly motivated to keep a lid on the price of gold.
This event is known as backwardation.

Submitted by PM Fund Manager Dave Kranzler, Investment Research Dynamics Read More

11.07.15- Weekend Rant: CRITICAL FACTOR - The Real Reason Behind Precious Metal Manipulation
Steve St Angelo

Yes, its true.  Precious metals manipulation has taken place, but the real reason may not be fully understood by either gold and silver investors or their critics.  Lately, I have seen many articles written about this subject.  Even though some articles offered some interesting insight and data, there’s also a lot of misinformation as well as name calling on both sides of the discussion.

While I enjoy using the term “POOR SLOB” on occasion, I used it as a reference that a top ranking banker may see the typical middle class person.  That being said, the personal attacks used on both sides of the aisle tend to make the rift even larger.  This is why I try to focus on the information and data, and let individuals make up their own minds. Read More

11.06.15- A Tool? A Fool? …Or Rewriting History?
Bill Holter

After writing my last piece regarding Martin Armstrong I thought that would be enough, it wasn’t. A reader replied and forwarded this recent article by Mr. Armstrong “Did Gold Survive the Depression? Please read this short article twice before continuing to my commentary. I had to read this twice myself because the first time through I kept saying “Huh?”, the second time through all I could say is “WHAT???”! Read More

11.05.15- A Scandal Has Opened Up a Precious Metals Opportunity
Adam English

Remember the whole Volkswagen “dieselgate” fiasco? Unless you own a VW, it is probably fading from memory pretty fast.

However, for investors, the situation is worth revisiting. A great buying opportunity is presenting itself right now as a result of it.

It should come as absolutely no surprise that all of us at the Outsider Club see gold and silver as integral parts of any portfolio. Read More

11.04.15- A New Opportunity to Collect Safe Income From Precious Metals
Zach Scheidt

Today, I want to talk to you about a new trend that I’m seeing in the market…

A trend that could last years and could provide you with some of the safest income in today’s low interest rate environment.

The trend that I’m talking about is the rebound in precious metals. Specifically, gold and silver prices, which have begun moving higher. This is in stark contrast to what have been years of declines for gold and silver prices. Read More

11.03.15- Bitcoin Price Explodes Higher – Gold and Silver Next?
Jeff Berwick

We spent much of the summer telling people to get into bitcoin for a number of reasons I’ll go over below… and I’ll expand on where I think it, gold & silver and the markets are going next and how they are all interrelated.

To begin, though, bitcoin has skyrocketed higher, up $55 today alone to $370 and up $132 in the last month. Read More

11.02.15- Gold is not money: the final word
Steve Saville

In a recent article Mike Shedlock (Mish) weighs in on the question of whether or not gold is money. Near the end of the article he concludes: "The only possible debate about whether or not gold is money pertains to the phrase "demanded mainly as a medium of exchange"." That’s totally correct, which is why it is not correct to say that gold is money. However, earlier in the same article Mish seems to argue that gold has again become money thanks to the advent of BitGold. As discussed below, this makes no sense. Read More

10.31.15- Weekend Rant: Blatant Gold/Silver Manipulation Reflects The Complete Corruption Of The U.S. System
Dave Kranzler

The morning of the FOMC announcement on Wednesday (Oct 28) gold was up $14 overnight, close to $1080 and the cartel’s dreaded 200 day moving average.  The “premise” was that the market was expecting another rate hike deferral.

I friend called me that morning and I told him to not get excited because when the FOMC policy decision hits the tape, they will annihilate gold and push the S&P 500 up toward 2100.   I was only 10 pts off on the S&P call, as the S&P 500 closed at 2090, up an absurd 24 points.  Gold was taken to the cleaners: Read More

10.30.15- Gold & Silver Report: The Big Picture
Mike Maloney

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10.29.15- Russia Goes For Gold, Increases Its Hoard By 1.1 Million Ounces
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know brings you the latest happenings in the world of finance and the gold market. Stories include: Russia adds 1.1 million ounces to gold reserves, gold continues two-week rally, and major online sales outlet stockpiles gold and food.

Russia adds 1.1 million ounces of gold to its reserves in September Read More

10.28.15- Treasury To Sell SPR Oil To Pay Bills…Why Not Sell Some Gold Instead?
Dave Kranzler

The U.S. Government plans to sell millions of barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve starting in 2018 as means of raising cash in order to help fund the massive and growing spending deficit – Bloomberg LINK.

This is part of the new budget deal which has been agreed to between the leaders of Congress and the Obama gang but still needs full approval from the House and the Senate. Read More

10.27.15- What is the Fair Value of Gold? Ounces Over Dollars
JS Kim

As I write this article, at about 11:30AM NY time, on 27 October 2015, the probability of another banker raid in the paper gold and silver derivatives markets increases and remains elevated. Yet, every time bankers raid paper prices, if indeed this happens again sometime over the next few trading days, their raids on the fiat currency prices of gold and silver always trigger a lot of frustration on behalf of physical gold and physical silver owners due to an improper equating of fiat currency price with real value and improper equating of "perceived" value with "real" value. In fact, it astounds me when I witness intelligent people repeatedly make the mistake of pricing a sound money in terms of unsound money and then equating this fake price to physical gold's (or silver's) value. Read More

10.26.15- Nothing Less Than Shock And Awe: "This Is A Perfect Storm For A Violent Gold Rally"
Mzc Slavo

As stock markets sky rocketed to new highs one particular asset remained off the radar of most investors. For the last several years gold has been all but ignored by both Wall Street and Main Street. It’s been so bad, in fact, that many of the world’s leading gold producers are reducing staff and some have even resorted to entering unrelated business ventures like marijuana and hair care product sales just to stay afloat. From an investment standpoint, gold is laying motionless on the street and bleeding out. Read More

10.24.15- Weekend Rant: The Smoking Gun Proving Silver & Gold Manipulation
Dave Fairtex

The amount of ink spilled on this topic could fill a supertanker. Goldbugs the world over believe in the suppression story as an article of faith, and indeed, the evidence that "something is happening" appears incontrovertible.

Given how important the subject is to Peak Prosperity and the bullion-owning community, and the volume of energy we expend talking (and talking, and talking, and talking) about it, how much information do we really have about what is actually going on? Has anyone quantified suppression? Do we know how, when, and how frequently it occurs? Once a month? Once a day? What does it even look like? Read More

10.23.15- 2015 Record Silver Investment Ratio:
1% = 30%

Steve St. Angelo

It looks as if 2015 will turn out to be a record year for silver investment demand.  Not only will total silver bullion demand be the highest in many decades, it will account for nearly one-third of total fabrication demand.  This is a huge increase when we consider less than 1% of investors are buying silver.

We can thank the huge surge of physical silver investment in 2015 from record Indian (Silver Bar) and North American (Official Silver Coin) purchases.  According to ETF Securities Q3 2015 Precious Metal Report, India is now on track to import a stunning 350 million oz (Moz) of silver in 2015: Read More

10.22.15- What your high school chemistry teacher never taught you about gold
Simon Black

One of the more unfortunate developments in human civilization over the last century is the devolution of money.

In fact, the word 'money' has now become synonymous with those funny pieces of paper that are conjured out of thin air by unelected central bankers.

Or even more ridiculous, 'money' has become the electronic representation of that paper. Read More

10.21.15- Dollar Decline Cycle
Gary Christenson

The US Dollar Index hit a low in 1995, a high in 2002, a low in 2008, and a recent high in 2015.  Examine the following 20 year chart of the dollar.

Note that the vertical blue lines are 79 months apart and show approximate low, high, low, and high cycle extremes.  I have noted the dates for the weekly low and high closes near the green and red circles. Read More

10.20.15- Why Most Gold Stocks Are Bad Investments
Anthony Wile

I know this editorial is not going to sit well with many in the hard money industry. Oh, well. Tough to please everybody.

Of course, that's never been the purpose of The Daily Bell or my editorials, to try and please everyone. The purpose of my editorials and what we publish here at The Daily Bell each and every day, 365 days a year, is to inform readers about fundamental, market-based realities – and hopefully help them become better investors in the process. Read More

10.19.15- Harry Dent is Delusional!
Bill Holter

In the past I have written a couple of times regarding the delusions of Harry Dent. I have decided once again to write about this as he is now even more outspoken and creating more fear in an already panicked gold community. First, this link is Mr. Dent’s latest writing and interview. https://www.trunews.com/thursday-october-15-2015-harry-dent-and-peter-spencer/ (Listen at the 18:00 minute mark). He believes gold will fall to a minimum $700 and probably to the $250-400 range. I will explain why he is both dangerous (to your financial well being) and delusional. Read More

10.17.15- Green Light Silver
Gary Christenson

Silver looks like it has bottomed and will move substantially higher.  Why?

Long Term – 25+ years:  Examine the silver to gold ratio since 1990.  The ratio is currently low and appears to have bottomed.

Silver bottoms when the ratio bottoms.  Expect a multi-year rally. Read More

10.16.15- Silver Prices and Technical Analysis
Dr. Jeffrey Lewis

We started this series "shallow and wide" on the subject of what's really determining the silver price…

What are the factors, the most influential factors right now? Last week we covered high-frequency trading and algorithm trading in association with the future's market. This week we're going to kind of go on a second factor, which is silver prices and technical analysis. 

Once again, we started this whole discussion about talking on just surface level the major influences on price. We started with electronic price discovery versus the sort of fundamental reality underneath, underlying it. We went through 6 factors. We listed the futures market and HFT. And today the focus will be technical analysis. Read More

10.15.15- Gold Stocks: How to Recognize an Emerging Bull Market
Pater Tenebrarum

The Current Situation

We have last discussed the gold sector in a series of posts between August 11 and September 1, arguing that an interesting risk-reward proposition could be discerned, both from a longer term investment perspective and a shorter term trading perspective. In particular, with a major support level nearby, and a great many similarities in the technical set-up to previous significant lows (plus a fundamental backdrop with growing potential to shift to a more bullish configuration), an opportunity combining potentially high return with minimal risk had emerged again (meaning that risk could be minimized by using the nearby support level as a stop). Read More

10.14.15- DOLLAR DEATHBED DYNAMICS: U.S. Suffers 2-Year Gold Mine Supply Deficit
Steve St Angelo

As the death of the world’s reserve currency grows closer, the U.S. continues to export one hell of a lot of gold.  Matter-a-fact, the U.S. exported so much gold over the past three years, it suffered a deficit large enough to equal two years worth of its domestic mine supply.

This should be no surprise to precious metal investors as 99% of Americans continue to believe DEBTS are ASSETS.  I mean, why should Americans invest in the barbarous gold relic when their wealth comes much easier via their monthly retirement statement?  Sure, their retirement balance continues to go down each month, but this is just a mere setback.  Nothing to worry about, especially when they vote in Donald Trump as President…. double and triple digit gains for everyone. Read More

10.13.15- Gold Prices Will Rise Because …
Gary Christenson

A)  War in Syria, Ukraine, Middle East, South China Sea and other places seems more likely each month. History shows that wars are inflationary, commodities increase in price, and governments finance wars with debt and fiat currency.  We want higher gold prices and no war, but the "powers-that-be" will do what is necessary to increase their power and wealth, and if that requires war, then expect more war. Read More

10.12.15- Gold $5 from a major rally

Gold’s leg up on Friday came after Fed minutes released yesterday suggested that the US economy will grow well below historical averages for the rest of the decade. The central bank estimates growth of around 1.7% through 2020 versus average growth of 3.1% over the past 50 years.

The dollar and gold, and bond yields and gold, have strong negative correlations and on Friday the greenback fell against the currencies of its major trading partners while treasury yields fell across the board. Read More

10.10.15- Silver and the Bond Market Collapse
Hubert Moolman

Debt is at the root of money creation in this debt-based monetary system. In fact, as the name suggests, money is debt in this system. Historically, instead of debt as money, there would have been gold or silver.

Gold is still somehow linked to the monetary system, albeit in a very small way, as can be seen by the fact that many central banks own gold as part of their reserves. Silver, on the other hand, has been completely eliminated from the monetary system. Read More

10.09.15- A "Perfect Storm" Is Brewing in the Silver Market
Justin Spittler

The price of silver just hit a three-month high…

Silver is surging after hitting a six-year low last month. It’s climbed for six days straight, and is now up 8.7% since last Wednesday.

Louis James, editor of International Speculator, says the Federal Reserve helped fuel silver’s recent rally. The Fed’s decision to not raise rates last month gave silver a boost. And that’s because silver is both an industrial metal and a precious metal. Read More

10.08.15- Are We Seeing a Paradigm Shift in Metals
Avi Gilburt

Since 2011, it has been quite clear that the metals have been in a downtrend, while equity markets have been in an uptrend.  But, over the last several months, I have mentioned in our Trading Room that I think we may see a paradigm shift soon, as I believe that they may begin to rally together as the stock market moves up in its next rally phase over 2300.  So, I have been looking for clues that such alignment may be developing.  This past week may have provided additional clues and the upcoming two weeks may solidify this new paradigm. Read More

10.07.15- Gold is not money
Steve Saville

Gold was money in the distant past and it will probably be money in the distant future, but there is no developed economy in which gold is money today. In this post I’ll explain why.

People who argue that gold is money often confuse what should be with what is. They explain why gold-money would be vastly superior to any of today’s fiat currencies and their explanations are probably 100% correct, but they are sidestepping the issue. There is no doubt in my mind that gold is far better suited to being money than something that can be created at whim by commercial banks and central banks, but the fact is that gold is presently not money. Read More

10.06.15- Gold, Silver and Choices –
Good and Bad

Gary Christenson

A few bad choices come to mind:

1971: President Nixon refused to exchange dollars for gold subsequent to August 15, 1971.  He claimed it was "temporary" and blamed speculators.  Gold prices and inflation soared.

Mid-1990s: The Federal Reserve dramatically increased debt and the money supply and encouraged the NASDAQ "dot.com" bubble.  The bubble crashed in 2000 and destroyed $Trillions in assets and retirements.  Investors preferred stocks and bonds until after they crashed.  Gold and silver soared after 9-11. Read More

10.05.15- Gold And Silver – A Reality Check.
Michael Noonan

There are two things about which everyone need be clear:

1. The lack of clarity of the identity of the global elites, AKA Rothschilds and their ilk, who control the world’s money supply along with every government, and

2. The demise of the fiat “dollar” and failed fiat Euro are not accidental. Everything, everything is planned decades, or more, in advance by the global elitSes. They control and use upper echelon characters, like Soros, Kissinger, et al, and their primary membership organizations like Council On Foreign Relations and United Nations, among others. Read More

10.03.15- Does A Big Surge In Silver Coin Sales Worldwide Indicate A Price Hike Like 2009-2011 Is Coming?
Peter Cooper

A recent Reuters report about surging silver coin sales all over the world (click here) has precious metal investors wondering if this is not an early sign of the sort of increased physical metal demand that would surely precede another big take-off in silver prices like in 2009 to 2011 when silver rocketed from $8.50 to $49.50 an ounce, still just short of its 1980 all-time high. Read More

10.02.15- Silver Price Outlook: Bullion Shortage Could Send Prices Soaring
Peter Prazic, MA

Silver prices may be down, so you might find it hard to believe that there is a massive global shortage of physical silver.

Global silver coin markets have currently found themselves hard-pressed to keep up with surging demand, with the resulting supply squeeze even forcing some precious metal vendors to scale back and ration sale volumes. Read More

10.01.15- Mining Giant Glencore To Sell Gold & Silver Output To Pay Down Debt
Steve St. Angelo

In an ironic twist of fate, the mining conglomerate Glencore is seeking to pay down its massive debt by selling future gold and silver output.  While this is only part of its solution to pay down a third of its $30 billion in debt, it’s quite interesting that the company is selling forward production of two of the most despised monetary metals in the Mainstream Media.

According to the Bloomberg article, Glencore's next step seen as selling future gold, silver output: Read More

09.30.15- The Difference Between Gold and Debt
Gary Christenson

Simple version:  Gold is good.  Sovereign debt is bad.

The world has added approximately $60 Trillion in debt since 2007, much of it sovereign debt created from deficit spending on social programs, wars, and much more.  In that time the world has mined perhaps 30,000 tons of gold, or about 950 million ounces, worth at September 2015 prices a little more than a $Trillion.  It is easy to create debt – central banks "print" currencies by BORROWING those currencies into existence.  Debt increases, currency in circulation increases, and until it crashes, life is good for the financial and political elite.  But debt increasing 60 times more rapidly than gold indicates that debt is growing too rapidly and due for a reset. Read More

09.29.15- No logical reason left not to buy gold and silver as the Fed's bluff on interest rates is over
Peter Cooper

Investors have no logical reason left not to buy gold and silver. The Federal Reserve is clearly involved in a failing bluff on interest rates that it dare not raise because the global economy is entering a recession.

Meanwhile, gold prices have already bounced $80 off the lows of last month which was the completion of a four-year, 50 per cent retracement of the gold bull market, a classic market pattern before a big price lift-off that even a blind man can see. Read More

09.28.15- The Stealth Bull Market - Aussie Dollar Gold Just Broke Out to Multi-Month Highs
Greg Canavan

MELBOURNE — Global stocks finished the session down again overnight. European stocks fell over 2% thanks to the ongoing woes of the carmakers, while US stocks fared a little better, closing less than 0.5% lower.

If futures markets are any guide, Aussie stocks should open flat today, although my guess is that selling pressure might overwhelm the buyers as the day wears on. Read More

09.26.15- Silver: Victim of Motive, Means, and Opportunity
Gary Christenson

Silver gets little respect, but that is sensible in a world dominated by paper assets and pretend values.  Similar to a murder investigation, let's examine the motive, means and opportunity used to "manage" silver prices.

MOTIVE:  The price of silver is important to industrial users, since there are thousands of uses for silver, many of which have no alternative except silver.  If the price of silver rises too rapidly, people notice.  Worse, a price rally in silver probably will spread to the gold market, which is watched globally by banks, institutions, and people.  A rapidly rising price of gold informs the world that central banks are "printing" to excess, governments are creating too much debt, and the financial elite are mismanaging by "skimming" too much from the global economies.  A rising gold price is worrisome to many. Read More

09.25.15- A Pretty Sure Bet on Platinum
Bob Moriarty

Since just after the year 1900, platinum has held a premium to gold. First recognized as a metal by Italian scholar Julius Caesar Scaliger in 1557 during his travels in the Choco Region in Colombia, the Indians of the area believed the metal was young or undeveloped gold. There are stories of how the Spanish in Colombia used platinum nuggets as filler when casting brass cannon since they had nothing that would heat the metal to a melting point and considers the material waste. Read More

09.24.15- The Next Gold Rush
Jeff D. Opdyke

Which of these best defines your thinking during periods when it seems failure is the likely option?

  • If at first you don't succeed … cut bait and scram.
  • The race doesn't always go to the swiftest of foot but the surest of step.

Your answer will define how you react to my recommendation that you use today's low gold prices as a buying opportunity. Read More

09.23.15- Is There a Silver Shortage?
Louis Cammarosano

Is Silver Intentionally Being Drained And Diverted From The Retail System?

Retail Silver Products are in Short Supply.

Canadian Silver Maple coins, Sunshine Mint silver rounds and other popular silver products are on back order.

American Silver Eagles selling at substantial premiums over the spot price of silver. Read More

09.22.15- Gold: The End and The Beginning
Gary Christenson

Gold prices peaked in January 1996 and then fell for 3.5 years into a multi-decade low.  It was the age of stocks, debt, leverage, and good times; nobody needed or wanted gold.

Since the gold price peak in 2011 the Federal Reserve has "generously" supplied the world with trillions of dollars of newly created digital and paper debt, all backed by nothing but faith and credit.  Bonds have rallied and the S&P is higher by 50% or so.  The Japanese Central Bank has similarly produced trillions of yen, bought stocks and bonds, and extended their recession several more years. Read More

09.21.15- SILVER INVESTORS: Why The Next Financial Crisis Will Be Different
Steve St. Angelo

There’s a lot of analysis on the MSM and alternative precious metal sites forecasting how the future events will play out.  Unfortunately, 99% of MSM -Mainstream media’s take on the future is absolutely worthless.  However, many precious metal analysts are also making incorrect financial and economic forecasts, based on faulty assumptions of the future. Read More

09.19.15- Silver Forecast 2016: Major Catalysts to Spark Rally in Silver Prices
John Whitefoot, BA

Silver prices have been routed. When you look at the broader market over the last number of years, this may not be a total surprise. Precious metals like silver, gold, and platinum have a negative correlation to the stock market. When times are good, investors shun silver; when the markets are in trouble, investors turn their attention to the grey metal. Read More

09.18.15- Outrageous Silver Speculation
Gary Christenson

The silver prices shown at the end of this article are outrageous and unlikely … as unlikely as the following seemed before they happened:

  • Two jets taking down 3 buildings on 9-11.
  • Assassination of a sitting president (JFK) by an organized conspiracy.
  • Gold rallying from $42 to $850 in a little over 8 years.
  • The hyperinflation in Weimar Germany in the early 1920s.
  • Central banks printing Trillions of dollars in "funny money" since 2008 while maintaining near zero interest rates – for which they are applauded. Read More

09.17.15- Silver Shortage Brewing in 2015

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09.16.15- Silver Price Forecast 2015: Silver's Route to $50 and Beyond
Hubert Moolman

Silver Price Forecast:

The Dow has been the biggest obstacle to a rise in precious metals, due to it sucking up a lot of the available value on global markets. There will be no significant silver and gold rally while we have a rallying or a "close to its high" Dow.

The Dow is up about 2.52 times from its low during the 2008/2009 crash. Based on the fact that silver has its great rallies when the Dow is weak (see here); it is no surprise that silver’s performance during roughly the same time has not been what is expected during a bull market. Silver is only up about 1.7 times from its low in October 2008. Read More

09.15.15- The Coming Silver Shortage
Ted Butler

From the very beginning of my epiphany 30 years ago about a silver price manipulation on the COMEX, was the unavoidable conclusion that if prices were artificially depressed as I believed, then at some point a physical shortage must develop. If the price of any commodity were set too low for too long a period of time, then the dynamics of the law of supply and demand would eventually crimp supply and encourage demand to such an extent that a physical shortage must develop and end the manipulation. Read More

Clive P. Maund

It looks like we are really going to see some fireworks late this coming week, right after the Fed make their much anticipated announcement about whether or not they will raise interest rates. They had better get on with it and do their miniscule rate rise this time, because if they donít and start making bleating noises again about doing it at some point in the future, their already tenuous credibility will vanish. There is a fair chance that they will do it, because although they would like to keep the stockmarket elevated, they will quite happily sacrifice the stockmarket to save what to them is much more important ñ the dollar and the Treasury market. Read More

09.12.15- Silver's Vexing Slumber
Adam Hamilton

Silver has had a rough year, slumping to major new secular lows.  After sliding on balance for years now, even the diehard silver bulls are losing faith in their metal.  But despite its vexing slumber, silver's price-appreciation potential from today's levels remains enormous.  Between radical underinvestment and very-high speculator silver-futures shorting, silver is poised to see massive buying as gold recovers. Read More

09.11.15- No Silver in the Vaults…
Greg Hunter

Silver expert David Morgan says prices of the white metal may be low, but demand is huge. Morgan explains,

"I did a survey of many of the top wholesalers and retailers in the country and came to the conclusion that the retail side of the market has basically seized up. One of the biggest mints in the U.S. is backlogged about 4 million ounces. You have two other main government mints that are basically on halt and not producing, or trying to catch up. You have huge premiums in the silver bar market and extremely high premiums in the silver bag market, or what is referred to in the industry as junk silver. Dealers are paying $5 above spot to source silver bags. What that equates to for the cost of silver is about $19.25 an ounce, and we are in the mid-$14 range for an ounce of silver. So, obviously, there is a huge demand that cannot be met with the current supply in the retail market." Read More

09.10.15- The Comex Is Facing A Gold Crisis
Dave Kranzler

Sure, you can’t eat a bar of gold and it just sits in storage like a Pet Rock that’s been cast aside by its bored owner.  But try selling the Indians or Chinese a paper gold bar and see how far you get.  You might end up with a knife in your forehead.

The stench has been growing stronger by the day.  Many of us have been writing for years about the extreme imbalance between the paper futures open interest vs. the underlying amount of gold being reported as available for delivery.   The latest disclosure from the CME is that the ratio of paper gold vs. the amount of deliverable ounces has spiked to over 200:1. Read More

09.09.15- Silver Price Forecast 2015:
Silver and Deflation

Hubert Moolman

How does silver perform during deflation? Which is better during a deflation – silver or gold? The answers will depend on quite a few things as well as what definition of deflation one uses.

If you look at monetary history, then you will find that we have moved from periods where mostly real or tangible assets like gold and silver acted as monetary claims on goods and services in the economy, to today where mostly credit or debt claims (fiat currencies like the US dollar) act as monetary claims on goods and services. Therefore, we have moved from a real asset-based monetary system to a debt-based monetary system. Read More

09.08.15- You Think Silver Premiums Are High Now?
the wealth watchman

Premiums on silver over the past weeks have exploded! Generally speaking, 10-25%+ seems to be the norm and anywhere from two – six weeks delay for delivery. We have talked about the dichotomy between silver being panic “sold” and “shortages” occurring simultaneously. In a free market, this is an impossibility.

What I’d like to do today is get you to think forward or around the corner. If premiums exist today in what has been a declining market, what will happen in a rising market? Read More

09.07.15- Holiday Replay! The Nature of Money and our Monetary System
Johnny Silver Bear

(Editors Note: One of the perks of editing "the Bear" allows me to post my own rants. I originally published The Nature of Money in August, 2004.)

As the editor of the Silver Bear Cafe, I try to focus on the ramifications of world events. I try to understand how what's going on now will affect your pocketbook next week, next month, next year. It is my sole intent to help you consider the possibilities which will, in turn, help you prepare for your financial future. Read More

09.05.15- Surmounting Threats to Our Cash, the $US and Our Freedom!

...Wall Street Shills will be in the news explaining how markets become unreasonably fearful from time to time. They will tell investors that it is time to hunt for bargains.

"In the meantime, watch your rear: There's a serious counterattack coming.

"It will be an attack on our supply lines. The cronies and the feds will attempt to cut off our finances and our line of retreat, trapping us between the anvil of the market's deflation and the hammer of the Fed's inflation. There will be no escape, no way out. Read More

09.04.15- Silver and S.M.S.
Gary Christenson

Silver prices have been crushed for over 4 years, especially in the paper futures markets.  The predictable result has been reduced interest in real money – silver and gold.  The media is more focused on Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, and Hillary's emails – not the reality of exponentially increasing debt, out-of-control spending, failed economic policies, and expensive wars.

Does anyone care that silver and gold have been real money and a store of value for 3,000 years, or that all unbacked paper money has eventually been inflated into worthlessness?  While the central bankers and politicians distract the populace with Donald Trump stories, they prolong the game…and the wealth transfers. Read More

09.03.15- Gold War III: What's Next?
Jeff Nielson

In Parts I and II; readers were presented with a hypothesis, and the facts/analysis available which supported that hypothesis. The premise of this trilogy of commentaries is that there could be a "gold war" that has now erupted between East and West, and (as with most geopolitical aggression) it was started by the West – specifically the One Bank.

The (apparent) opening salvo is a massive gold-fraud (and gold theft) which, according to all reports, is about to commence in India. As previously noted; India is the world's largest repository of gold, with a massive accumulation of somewhere between 18,000 and 30,000 tonnes. The swindle is to take place as part of a "gold deposit scheme", where Indians (and India's temples) will hand over their gold to their government, in what is obviously a fraudulent transaction. Read More

09.02.15- Has Gold Been Outperforming Stock Markets In 2015?
the wealth watchman

Contrary to some current reports, gold has been performing better this year than what is being said.

This week, Your News to Know gathers up the most important news stories about the gold market and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold’s 2015 performance is better than commonly believed, gold is a great safe haven during market volatility, and millions of dollars in gold and silver are sitting under New Zealand volcanoes. Read More

09.01.15- Hyperinflation Cannot Be Prevented By Debt/Deflation
Jeff Nielson

A repetitive flaw continues to circulate throughout much of the media – mainstream and Alternative, alike. This flawed analysis contends that we are heading for a deflationary crash, and reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of economic dynamics.

This fundamental (and unforgivable) error comes from a failure to recognize the definition of deflation: it is when the currency in which a particular jurisdiction is denominated rises in value. It is with this basic fact in mind that we can now view a simple hypothetical example, which resolves the phony "inflation/deflation debate" once-and-for-all. Read More

08.31.15- Circling the toilet, or light at the end of tunnel?
Dr Jerome

Most of you, dear friends and family,  do not  comment about my economic views when we chat, but I feel compelled to speak out because most of us have funds invested somewhere. I know you care, at some level. This essay may ruin my reputation with many of you. I would prefer to be wrong, and I'll eat crow if I am, but the evidence points to economic downturn in our future. It began last Friday. Why not pour a cup of coffee and read on? In the rest of this essay I'll explain what has happened with our economy and make suggestions for what you can do about it. Read More

08.29.15- 81 Gold Quotes Every Precious Metals Investor Should Know
Peter Coyne

If you skip to “G” in The Daily Reckoning’s Essentialist’s Glossary, you’ll find:

noun \go¯ld\

A barbarous relic that went up drastically in dollar terms between 2000 and 2011. It is about the only thing you can leave on the seat of your car in Baltimore without worrying about the windows being smashed.

Gold is the everyman's way to save. It holds its value over the long term. As such, it's a hedge against the ever-falling value of the dollar. Within the hallowed pages of the DR, gold is the once and future money. Read More

08.28.25- MUST SEE CHART: Something Quite Interesting Happened In The Silver Market
Steve St. Angelo

Something quite interesting took place in the silver market and I believe few investors realize the significance.  After looking over the data, I came across some fascinating evidence that shows just how fearful individuals are about investing in the paper precious metal markets.

While analysts and investors are familiar with the data put out by the Silver Institute and World Silver Surveys, we can see an entirely different picture when we combine the figures in a certain way.  What I am trying to say here is this… by crunching the official data (even though it might be understated or manipulated) we can see very interesting trends that aren’t noticeable when looking at the individual figures. Read More

08.27.15- Gold is the ultimate protection against the Great Financial Catastrophe
Egon von Greyerz

What is currently happening in markets should be no surprise to investors who understand sound money and have been following our risk warnings in the last few years.

The world has been living in cloud cuckoo land for so long that unlimited credit at zero percent, hundreds of trillions of dollars of new credit and quadrillions in derivatives were all believed to be real money and assets and part of normality. In the last couple of days we can see how quickly euphoria changes to fear. The Dow went down over 500 points on Friday and started down over 1,000 points on Monday, the biggest one day fall ever. The Plunge Protection Team then managed to buy the Dow back up a loss of a hundred points. But they failed to hold it so the market fell almost 600 points by the close. Read More

08.26.15- Gold Facts and Gold Speculations
Gary Christenson

Gold was valuable 3,000 years ago and will be valuable 3,000 years from now.  But can you say the same for dollars, euros, yen, or pounds?

Gold maintains its value (on average) over centuries.  Can you expect similar longevity for debt based fiat currencies that are managed by politicians and created with printing presses or computers in central banks? Read More

08.25.15- The Exquisite Market Setup – Monetary Metals Supply-Demand
Keith Weiner

There is an exquisite setup building once again. Tight fundamentals in the gold market apply upwards pressure on the price. For quite a while, we have been saying gold's fundamental price was around a hundred bucks above the market price. Well, the market price moved up $46 this week. What happened to the fundamental price? You'll have to read on to see (no cheating and reading ahead!) but suffice to say it's quite a bit higher than the market. Read More

08.24.15- NWO In Its Element: Problem, Reaction, Solution. Beware.
Michael Noonan

Last week, we lamented how difficult it was to get a fix on the so many things going on in the world, and going wrong.  It occurs to us that we are all in the midst of the New World Order going about business as usual, creating Problems, and the bigger the better, then watching reactions of the masses, even governments.  The worse possible the problems, the more horrifying the Reactions  the better.  For waiting in the wings is their planned Solution, all leading toward global takeover under a one world rule, like the UN. Read More

08.22.15- Turning $1 Billion into $5 Billion
Ted Butler

Today, I will attempt to make the case for how one might go about turning one billion dollars into five billion dollars by buying silver. At first, some of my specific points might seem to be at odds with my long held argument that fully paid for positions in the actual metal at current price levels are as close to a sure thing as it gets in the investment world. But it is still my conviction that owning unencumbered and unleveraged metal is the best way to go; what's different about this article is that it is directed to any entity that can plunk down a cool billion dollars or more in buying silver. Read More

08.21.15- Did China Kick-Start A New Bull Market In Gold?
Taki Tsaklanos

Many have written about the devaluation of the Chinese currency last week, in particular its causes and consequences.

In mainstream media, most opinions are centered around the weakness of the Chinese economy  which is now growing less than 7%. Logically, they argue, China wants to stimulate exports and stabilize the currency by ‘de-pegging’ it from a strengthening dollar. Read More

08.20.15- A Flyspeck of Gold
Hugo Salinas Price

The idea of a "Dollar price of gold" is a mistaken idea, although universally shared. Just as mistaken as the idea that the Sun revolves around the Earth.

Gold is the most highly demanded of all things in this world. Every single gram of gold in the world is owned by someone - either directly as personal property, or through legal participation in Funds owning gold.

Ownership implies demand. You are exercising Demand for everything that you own: if you are not exercising Demand for something, you get rid of it; either you sell it, or give it away, or throw it away. Read More

08.19.15- The U.S. Empire Investment Strategy: Export All Of It's Gold… The Barbarous Relic
Steve St Angelo

As the world races towards another financial calamity, the U.S. Empire’s strategy to shield itself from this impending disaster, is to export all of its gold supply.  That’s correct.  The U.S. Gold Market can be explained in three simple words… ZERO SUM GAME.

This is quite a different strategy from the once great super power which held over 20,000 metric tons (mt) of official gold reserves in 1950.  While the official figures now show the U.S. presently holds 8,133  mt of gold in reserve, anyone with an IQ greater than a “10”, realizes this is just an accounting gimmick.  Unfortunately, most of that gold was probably dumped on the market (or leased) to help cap and rig the paper price lower. Read More

08.18.15- Silver Price Forecast 2015: The Coming Silver Rally Will Outperform All Previous Ones
Hubert Moolman

The Gold/Silver Ratio (GSR) is a key indicator in the analysis of the silver and gold markets. This ratio (or chart of the ratio) is probably one of the most difficult to analyse. One has to take a real close look at the ratio in order to find what actually drives the ratio up or down.

For example, from about after the end of the Second World War to the early 70s there was an economic boom with the Dow rallying significantly during those years. During the same period the GSR actually kept falling significantly until it actually bottomed in 1968. Read More

08.17.15- Gold And Silver – Market Bottoming? Big Rally Imminent? Reality Check Says NO.
Michael Noonan

The developing events over the past few months are so varied, seemingly unrelated but are all tied in, just not in a cognitive manner that makes sense, and almost all them are based upon lies by one government after another, the worst offender being the US.

We find it hard to make a cohesive explanation as to their impact.  This increasingly maze of events is mean to confuse, to deflect.  It is a key element of the elites creating problems, reactions [usually confusion or panic by the masses], and offering solutions.  Cyprus and Greece are similar examples.  The Ukrainian coup by the US, sanctions against Russia that have so badly backfired.  China an added part of the SDR, then maybe not.  The list is much longer. Read More

08.15.15- Precious Metals Offer The Most Profitable Secular Opportunity Today
Secular Investor

July was a horrible month for precious metals prices. Sentiment reached levels never seen before. As metals and the miners broke through a long term support line, so did pessimism.

To get an idea of the level of pessimism, we are including a very long term chart going back to 1992 (courtesy of Sentimentrader).

As readers can see, market sentiment in the last 2 years is worse than the bear market lows of 1998 – 2000. Read More

08.14.15- U.S. and Canadian Mint Dysfunction Snowballs as Silver Coin Premiums Rise
Clint Siegner

Lower precious metals prices on Wall Street aren't necessarily bringing lower prices on Main Street.

Both the U.S. Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint continue to run into serious issues keeping up with retail silver demand. And this week brings word of new silver supply-chain problems.

After selling out in early August, the U.S. Mint resumed deliveries of Silver American Eagles, but has since been rationing them out. Read More

08.13.15- The Coming Market Crash Will Wipe Out Global Silver Supply
Steve St Angelo

The market doesn’t realize it yet, but the coming collapse of the global stock and bond markets will totally wipe out world silver supplies.  Unfortunately, this will occur at the time when main stream investors finally understand the value of owning physical silver. 

Global Financial turmoil and low silver prices motivated experienced precious metals investors to purchase record amounts of silver.  However, the market is starting to see a huge inflow of new and first-time gold and silver buyers.  According to Money Metal Exchange, they experienced a 365% increase in first-time buyers over the past 45 day period (June 16th-July 31st). Read More

08.12.15- Bottom Scraping the Silly Season
Jesse's Café Américain

Gold and silver popped a bit today, from what can only be described as a 'deeply oversold' condition.   And weakness in the dollar index certainly was a factor, although again it is good to keep in mind that the DX index is largely outdated, and just the inverse of the Euro which is undergoing its own set of secular and systemic problems.

Bottoms and tops tend to be marked by extremes.  There are extremes in sentiment of course, and extremes in the measures by which those who feed off the productive economy seek to hand off their 'investments' to others, and to wring the last dimes out of the public. Read More

08.11.15- The 'Big Long' - Goldman Sachs And HSBC Buy 7.1 Tons Of Physical Gold
Avery Goodman

On August 6, 2015, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and HSBC (NYSE:HSBC) took delivery of a sum total of 7.1 tons of physical gold. No, I have not made any typographical errors. And no, I am not talking about electronic paper claims. I am talking about shiny yellow metal stuff that you can touch and feel.

The gold bars were not purchased for bank clients. They were purchased for the banks themselves. How do I know this? They are designated by the exchange as being for delivery to the bank's "house" accounts at COMEX, not to client accounts. Read More

08.10.15- Report: Public Demand For Precious Metals Skyrockets: "The Whole Supply Chain Could Be Cleaned Out"
Mac Slavo

Though we’ve seen a significant drop in precious metals prices over the last several years, new evidence from one of the world’s leading retail brokers further suggests that there is a massive disconnect between the paper price on global exchanges and demand by the general public.

According to a report from Money Metals Exchange, buyers were snapping up everything they could get their hands on over the last 45 days: Read More

08.08.15- The Next Silver Bull May Have Already Started
Laurynas Vegys

Silver is down 7.1% this year. Will this weakness persist? To find out, let’s look at the key factors in the silver market this year.

Like gold, silver fell as the US dollar rose on the back of expectations that the Fed will hike rates.

World demand for physical silver fell 4% in 2014, largely due to a record 19.5% drop in investment demand. Read More

08.07.15- Shanghai Silver Stocks Plummet:
More Signs Of A Global Run On Silver?

Steve St Angelo

There seems to be more evidence indicating the beginning stages of a global run on silver.  How so?  Well, ever since the middle of June, something significantly changed in the silver market.  Physical silver investment demand skyrocketed.  Why June?  This was at the time Greece was voting on whether or not to remain in the European Union.

Since the middle of June, investment demand for silver has increased considerably.  Matter-a-fact, the U.S. Mint suspended sales of the Silver Eagle for two weeks starting on July 12th.  When Silver Eagle sales resumed on July 27th, over 2.5 million were sold over the next two days. Read More

08.06.15- Will China Play The 'Gold Card'?
Hugo Salinas Price

Alasdair Macleod has posted an article at www.goldmoney.com which I think is important.

The thrust of the article is that China, at some point, will have to revalue gold in China; which means, in other words, that China will decide to devalue the Yuan against gold.

Since "mainstream economics" holds that gold is no longer important in world business, such a measure might be regarded as just an idiosyncrasy of Chinese thinking, and not politically significant, as would be a devaluation against the dollar, which is a no-no amongst the Central Bank community of the world. Read More

08.05.15- Some clear thinking about the price of gold.
Simon Black

On April 2, 2001, the price of gold closed the market trading session at $255.30.

And that was the lowest price that gold has seen ever since.

In US dollar terms, gold closed the 2001 calendar year higher than it did in 2000. Then it did the same thing again in 2002. And again in 2003.

In fact, after reaching its low in April 2001, gold closed higher for twelve consecutive years– something that had never happened before in ANY financial market with ANY asset. Read More

08.04.15- Gold – The More Hate, The More Bullish We Become
Taki Tsaklanos

After gold’s breakdown on Sunday July 20th, we have seen an avalanche of negative commentaries. Admittedly, from a chart perspective the breakdown does not bode well. We have to get that straight. The technical breakdown is going to lead the price of gold in US dollar terms towards $1,000 /oz, potentially lower. Read More

08.03.15- Gold Miners, RIP…
Bill Bonner

TORONTO – "This is the worst I've seen in 30 years."

The scene was the recent Sprott-Stansberry Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver. The subject was mining equities. And the opinion was becoming familiar…

The price of gold is down by about 8% over the last five years. Precious metals miners, as measured by the Market Vectors Gold Miner’s ETF, are down by about 70% over the same time. Read More

08.01.15- The Case for an Explosive Surprise in The Price Of Gold
Rick Ackerman

I've been bearish on gold for so long that my successively lower targets have become almost perfunctory. Lately, I've focused on a 'Hidden Pivot' target at $817, the attainment of which would presumably wash out the last of the die-hard bulls, clearing the way for a resumption of the long-term bull market. Now, however, I am obliged to consider an alternative possibility — i.e., an explosive move without the washout.  Although I lack the imagination to envision such world-shaking news as might cause this to happen, I credit a relatively recent Rick's Picks subscriber, Michael Gibbons, with jarring me awake. Read More

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