05.28.15- The Fed Can’t Make A Decision, But They Can Make Gold Glitter
Birch Gold Group

Could the Fed’s indecisiveness on raising interest rates cause gold to shine even brighter? This bank says yes — and here’s why…

Each week, Your News to Know brings you a weekly roundup of the top news stories from the gold market. Stories include: Gold favored as Fed might have to backtrack, why rate hikes may be good for gold, and gold jewelry is getting more expensive. Read More

05.27.16- Q1 2016 Canadian Silver Maple Sales Surge To Highest Record Ever
Steve St Angelo

The Royal Canadian Mint just published its Q1 2016 Report, and the silver bullion coin sales figures were stunning to say the least.  Not only did sales of Canadian Silver Maple Leafs surpass its previous record during the third quarter last year, it did so by a wide margin.

Why is this such a big deal?  Because Q1 2016 sales of Silver Maples topped the Q3 2015 record, without surging demand and product shortages. Read More

05.26.16- Gold Prices Should Rise Above $1,900/oz - “Get In Now!”
Mark O'Byrne

Gold prices are likely to rise above $1,900/oz in the next phase of the bull market and investors should “get in now,” Chief Market Analyst of the Lindsey Group, Peter Boockvar told CNBC’s “Futures Now” yesterday.

“This is just the beginning of a new bull market in the metals,” Boockvar believes.

Ultimately, Boockvar believes that the 2011 highs of around $1,900 for gold are not only reachable, but surpassable, as he reasoned that bull markets historically exceed the previous bull market peak at some point.

As Boockvar sees it, it’s just a matter of when. Read More

05.25.16- Are these the golden days for gold?
Russ Koesterich

Given an environment of low and even negative yields, slow growth and potential signs of rising inflation, Russ discusses why gold may continue to shine.

As my colleague Jean Boivin recently wrote, central banks are pushing the outer limits of monetary policy. This has had many odd side effects, not the least of which is a significant portion of sovereign debt today is trading at a negative yield. If you buy government bonds from Japan today, you’d have to pay interest. Welcome to a world in which investors pay for the privilege of lending money. Read More

05.24.16- Does China Want To Be The Most Powerful Player In The Gold Market?
L Todd Wood

The Chinese have taken another tremendous step to insert themselves into the gold market. What’s the end game to these maneuvers?

China does nothing without a reason. Lately, that reason has a lot to do with gold and the gold market. This week, a bank in the communist “managed market” country seized further control over the precious metals market by buying one of the largest gold vaults in London. Read More

05.23.16- Revenge of the Fundamentals
Keith Weiner

A Wake-Up Call

The price of gold moved down about twenty Federal Reserve Notes, and the price of silver dropped $0.57. The big news is that the gold-silver ratio moved up about 1.5. We hate to say “we told you so,” well, OK. Actually… sometimes there’s a certain je ne said quoi about gloating. *Achem*

In all seriousness, the dollar is going up. We measure it in gold, or alternatively in silver. In gold, the dollar rose 0.4mg gold to 24.84. In silver, it was up 60mg to 1.88g silver. We do not think that the dollar can be measured in terms of its derivatives such as euro, pound, etc. for the many of the same reason that the gold can’t be measured in terms of its derivative, the dollar. Read More

05.21.16- U.S. Debt Is Being Dumped
At Alarming Rate

Filip Karinja

With U.S. debt being sold by other nations at increasingly distressing rates, will the American economy be able to survive the record sell-off?

Central banks have been dumping U.S. debt at an unprecedented rate.

Last year, foreign central banks sold an astonishing $225 billion in U.S. treasury bonds. And now, just a few months into 2016, the rate of selling has increased, with central banks having already sold $123 billion in bonds. Read More

05.20.19- The Two Best Calls Ever on a Gold Correction
Bob Moriarty

The loose cannons screeching about “Comex is going to Default” and “Crimex” have just led their flock to the shearing shed one more time. In the third week of January both the XAU and HUI began a moonshot, the 2nd biggest rally for the indexes ever measured.

If you are one of those investors with at least an 'over the room temperature IQ’ and you understand that markets are like pendulums - they swing from one extreme to another - you would view the incredible rocket higher as an opportunity to take some money off the table. I may have mentioned that before. All of a week ago. It was good advice and timely. Read More

05.19.16- Huge Trend Changes Point To Something Big In The Gold Market
Steve St Angelo

Very few precious metals investors realize how recent trend changes will greatly impact the gold market going forward.  The reason many investors fail to grasp the huge change in the gold market is that they look at data or information on an individual basis.  To really understand what is going on, we must look at how all segments of the market compare to each other… a BIRD’S EYE VIEW.

Let’s start off with one segment of the gold market that has changed significantly in the past 15 years.  The Global Gold Hedge Book hit a peak of nearly 3,100 metric tons (mt) in 1999: Read More

05.18.16- “Power Elites Are Now Speaking Openly
About Revaluing Gold” – Jim Rickards

Larry White

“The power elites are nowspeaking openly about revaluing gold, which is just a form of currency devaluation…”

Former BIS official Stefan Gerlach writes a new article appearing on Project Syndicate here. He notes that the potential for a major crisis still exists in the global financial system and has some interesting comments on gold. Below are some quotes from the article and then some added comments. See Jim Rickards comment on the article below. Read More

05.17.16- Silver Remains
the Cheapest Investment on Earth

Dave Kranzler

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05.16.16- Fresh Mainstream Nonsense on Gold Demand
Pater Tenebrarum

They Will Never Get It…

We and many others have made a valiant effort over the years to explain what actually moves the gold market (as examples see e.g. our  article “Misconceptions About Gold”, or Robert Blumen’s excellent essay “Misunderstanding Gold Demand”).  Sometimes it is a bit frustrating when we realize it has probably all been for naught.

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05.14.16- The Golden Mean
Christopher Aaron

Gold continues to show underlying strength despite volatility that is leaving many investors sitting on the sidelines.

Bears are frustrated that the predicted collapse in the precious metal has not yet materialized.

Bulls are expecting a skyrocket higher any day.

Yet a third possibility exists, and there is still time to take a middle road in one's perceptions. Ironically, such a moderate view might just end up being the most profitable in the long run. Read More

05.14.16- The Golden Mean
Christopher Aaron

Gold continues to show underlying strength despite volatility that is leaving many investors sitting on the sidelines.

Bears are frustrated that the predicted collapse in the precious metal has not yet materialized.

Bulls are expecting a skyrocket higher any day.

Yet a third possibility exists, and there is still time to take a middle road in one's perceptions. Ironically, such a moderate view might just end up being the most profitable in the long run. Read More

05.13.15- Here's Why $100,000/oz Silver is a Conservative Estimate
Bix Weir

Where The Price of Silver Is Going and Why

Nobody should under estimate the COILED SPRING EFFECT that underlies the silver price. 45 years of computer price suppression won't blow off smoothly! I will attempt to quantify the potential price movements in Silver based on my 20 reasons to SELL/BUY from this article:

20 Reasons to Sell (BUY!!) Physical Silver Read More

05.12.16- Demolishing Three Common Arguments Against Gold
James G. Rickards

Recent history has been a long and volatile ride for gold investors. Starting from a low of about $250 per ounce in mid-1999, gold staged a spectacular rally of over 600%, to about $1,900 per ounce, by August 2011. Unfortunately, that rally looked increasingly unstable toward the end.

Gold was about $1,400 per ounce as late as January 2011. Almost $500 per ounce of the overall rally occurred in just the last seven months before the peak. That kind of hyperbolic growth is almost always unsustainable. Read More

05.11.16- The Lies You Are Told About Gold
Avi Gilburt

For the last 5 years, most were caught on the wrong side of the gold market.  As gold was topping in 2011, most market participants, and analysts alike, were caught looking the wrong way.  Most were uber-bullish when the market was topping, and remained so almost the entire way down. 

Why did so many get it wrong in 2011?  Why did most get it wrong for the last 4 years? Because most market participants and analysts do not understand gold.  Feel free to read that again: most market participants and analysts do not understand gold.  And, worse yet, most have bought into or sell you on the lies and fallacies about gold and are not burdened by the true facts presented through our recent history. Read More

05.10.16- Is Gold Behaving Like It Did Prior To The 2007-08 Crash?
Filip Karinja

With some experts warning that the market is due for a major correction, gold is behaving like it did in 2007 right before the crash. What gives?

Since the beginning of the year, gold has been on a tear. Not only has it outperformed many other investment classes, but just this week, it breached $1,300 per ounce. That price is over 20% higher from where it began 2016.

On the technical charts, gold has broken out of its long-term downtrend, signifying a change in market mentality. Read More

05.09.16- The Historic Dow Jones-Silver Ratio Points To $300 Silver
Steve St Angelo

That’s correct.  Going by the historic Dow Jones-Silver ratio, it points to $300 silver.  This may seem outlandish or a play on hype, but it isn’t.  While many precious metals analysts have forecasted high three-digit silver prices, I didn’t pay much attention to them.  However, after I looked over all the data, $300 silver is not a crazy figure at all.

Let me explain.  The U.S. economy suffered a fatal blow in the 1970’s as its domestic oil production peaked and inflation soared.  To protect against the ravages of inflation, investors moved into gold and silver in a big way. Read More

05.07.16- Gold And Silver ARE The Only Money [Hardly] In Existence.
Michael Noonan

Gold and silver ARE money.  Neither is a “currency,” although money is often cited as interchangeable with currency.  Take the Federal Reserve Note, [please!], as an example. A Federal Reserve Note [FRN], is more commonly known as a “dollar.”  Even though the word “dollar” appears on every FRN, each and every FRN is a debt instrument issued by the Federal Reserve and not a true dollar.  The Federal Reserve is a privately held corporation, owned mostly by  certain european bankers, and may include the Rockefellers, from the US. Read More

05.06.16- This Rarely Seen Chart Signals A Raging Silver Bull Market
Ryan Cristian

Federal Reserve officials hinted at a rate hike as soon as next month, but that prospect did little to support the U.S. dollar or hinder precious metals. Gold and silver prices have surged to new highs for the year while the dollar made a new low.

Perhaps markets have already priced in another modest rate hike. Or maybe the markets simply aren’t taking the hint! Fed officials’ constant posturing and innuendo have long been contradictory and unreliable – and the Fed’s economic forecasts have usually been wrong. Read More

05.05.16- If A = B and B = C, does A = C?
Bob Moriarty

A century ago when I was in high school, one of my teachers wanted to teach us the basics of logic. The teacher began with the simple equation of if A = B and B = C, does A = C? Of course the majority of the class picked the most obvious answer.

But what happens when the apparent answer is not the correct answer? What if the obvious is dead wrong?

Here is the proof. If an airplane is transportation and a train is transportation, is an airplane the same as a train? Now the correct answer is both apparent and obvious. No. A train and an airplane are both transportation but they are not the same. Read More


05.04.16- Gold's 18% Rise Is a Small Move
Doug Casey

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05.03.16- When the Truth is Found to be Lies, Confidence in Currency Dies
Gary Christenson

In 1967 the Jefferson Airplane sang:

“When the truth is found to be lies,

And all the joy within you dies…”

Restating this for economies and global currencies, one might say:

When the truth is found to be lies,

Confidence in currency dies. Read More

05.02.16- A Clarion Alarm Call For All Paper Assets
Michael Noonan

Perhaps the most successful Ponzi scheme of all has been the Rothschild-led takeover and sapping of the entire United States since the American Civil War that started in 1861.  The final stages were set with the not-so-lawfully-passed but fully implemented Federal Reserve Act on 23 December 1913.  The fact that it purportedly passed two days before Christmas, when the custom was for no legislation to be enacted, while most politicians were en route or already home for the holidays, and the main opponents for this specific Act were indeed absent when the vote was made before a select skeleton group that stayed in Washington to ensure “passage” of the Act. Read More

04.30.16- Gold leaps toward a 15-month high as dollar gets crushed
Alasdair Macleod

Gold futures rallied Friday toward their highest settlement level since January 2015, as a slump in the greenback to its lowest level in about 11 months lured investors into dollar-denominated commodities.

June gold GCM6, +2.29% jumped $30.30, or 2.4%, to $1,296.70 an ounce, marking a fifth straight day of gains. That would be the longest winning-streak since early February, according to FactSet data. A settlement around this level would be the best since late Jan. 2015. Read More

04.29.16- Gold Bullion: “Triple Threat” Could Send Gold Prices Skyrocketing
Moe Zulfiqar

Buyers Disregard Gold Prices

It can’t be stressed enough: if you want to know where gold prices are going, then pay attention to buyers. Their actions suggest gold bullion prices could soar.

We are seeing a gold rush, but unfortunately it fails to get any recognition.

There are three things you must know: China remains a strong buyer, Indian’s gold demand is astonishing, and mint sales around the world are surging. Read More

04.28.16- This Precious Metals Ratio Signals A Big Move Ahead: “We Will Ultimately See Triple Digit Silver Prices”
Mac Slavo

Earlier this year, as investors around the world panicked and stock markets crashed across the board, one asset class held strong and actually gained. It was, by all accounts, a capital flow panic out of broader stocks and into precious metals. As a safe haven, precious metals like gold and silver have long been sought by a panicked populace during times of crisis and given the current economic and monetary debacle created by central banks, we can safely forecast a continued rise over coming years for this reason alone. Read More

04.27.15- The Moment of Truth: Has the Silver Bullet Arrived?
Wealth Watchman

Moment of Clarity

For the last few months, silver has crept higher under the radar, that is, until the last 2 weeks, where it started to become mainstream news. The silver price, which the banks had remarkably kept $14s and under for several months, had finally come off the lows, and it’s quickly made up for lost time.

This is now “make or break” time for this new rally.  As you can now see in this chart, after its recent stellar performance, silver is at a crucial crossroads now. Read More

04.26.16- Interesting Silver Debate: Do Old Indicators Matter Or Is Physical About To Overrun Paper?
John Rubino

For as long as most gold and silver investors can remember, the paper markets — that is, banks and speculators placing bets with futures contracts — have set the price of those metals. And within the paper markets, “the commercials” — fabricators and big banks — have time-and-gain fooled speculators like hedge funds into piling in (both long and short) at exactly the wrong time.

The data series that tracks this relationship is known as the commitment of traders report (COT), and it’s been a pretty reliable indicator of precious metals’ short-term trajectory. Read More

04.25.16- Good News, Bad News, Both Favor Gold And Silver
Michael Noonan

First, the good news and taking a moment to celebrate the recent unstoppable rally in both gold and silver where, as has been expected, silver is outperforming gold.  While we have stayed clear of paper futures from the long side, over the past few years, almost each and every week we have continued our mantra of buying and accumulating the physical metal. It is beginning to pay off, especially for purchases made throughout last year and this one.

This is not yet a victory lap, for the market remains in its transitioning phase, but  the faithful, for what has always been considered the only true form of money: gold and silver, can relax more and shed the deer-in-the-headlights look after seeing both pummeled to the downside so relentlessly over the past years by the money changers.Read More

04.23.16- Are stars aligned for gold revaluation -- and is GATA finished?
Chris Powell

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Today Zero Hedge posts a couple of items suggesting that central banks are intervening surreptitiously in the markets even more lately to avert deflation or that they should intervene more -- items suggesting an end to gold price and commodity price suppression as central bank policy.

The first item is from an anonymous commodity trader who can see no other explanation for the recent rally in commodities. Read More

04.22.16- Silver: Not Time to Worry
Gary Christenson

As Bill Holter says,

“Last Friday we got horrifying (from a contrarian standpoint) COT numbers with nearly record numbers for commercial shorts.  With history as any guide, gold and silver should have already been slaughtered, they have not been.”

From Steve St. Angelo:

“Why are the Chinese Stockpiling Silver?  Big Price Move Coming?” Read More

04.21.16- Why Are The Chinese Stockpiling Silver? Big Price Move Coming?
Steve St. Angelo

It looks like something big may happen to the silver market and the Chinese are preparing for it.  After China launched it’s new Yuan Gold Fix today, the prices of the precious metals surged.  At one point today, silver was up 5%.  Silver is now trading at the $17 level, a price not seen in over a year. Even though gold has taken center stage today due to Chinese rolling out there new Yuan Gold fix, something quite interesting has been taking place in the silver market over the past six months.  While Comex silver inventories have been declining from a peak of 184 million oz (Moz) in July 2015 to 154 Moz today, silver stocks at the Shanghai Futures Exchange have been doing the exact opposite.  And in a BIG WAY: Read More

04.20.16- Gold, Silver And COMEX Outlook For 2016 And Beyond
Taki Tsaklanos

This article is based on a live webinar which was hosted by InvestingHaven.com on Wednesday April 13th during which 15 questions where answered by panelist Rob Tovell, market analyst at RobTovell.com and investor/trader for 4 decades covering all markets including precious metals, and panelist John Newell who manages the “Global Precious Metals Program” fund at Field House Capital. The first part of the webinar was focused on the gold and silver mining points, while the second part about the gold/silver price and futures market. Read More

04.19.16- Gold is the spectre haunting our monetary system
James Rickards

A scramble for gold has begun as central banks bet against US dollar inflation

For a century, elites have worked to eliminate monetary gold, both physically and ideologically.

This began in 1914, with the UK’s entry into the First World War. The Bank of England wanted to suspend convertibility of bank notes into gold. Keynes counselled wisely that the bank should not do so. Gold was finite, but credit elastic. Read More

04.18.16- Stronger Reasons For Buying Gold/Silver Right Now.
Michael Noonan

Almost all of those in the precious metals community are avid consumers of news and statistics pertaining to gold and silver [PMs], such has how many tonnes of gold are being purchased by China, mostly. How much gold does China really own, certainly far more than the “official figures” provided by the Chinese, and certainly far less than that country admits.

Then there are the ongoing published figures of how many gold and silver coins that are being purchased each month, one record month leading to another. “Demand is going through the roof!!” Coupled with those figures are mining supplies v world demand, especially bullish for silver, almost beyond imagination. Read More

04.16.16- Silver Prices Up 5.6%; Gold Down 1% This Week. Deutsche Bank Settles Gold and Silver Manipulation Suits
Mark O’Byrne

Silver prices have surged 5.6% this week, while gold is down 1% in dollar terms, 1.5% in sterling terms but flat in euro terms. Gold appears to be consolidating after the recent gains and the bounce in stocks this week is likely leading to traders taking profits.

Silver remains strong despite gold’s weakness this week and continues to eke out gains. Since Monday April 4, silver has surged from $14.93 to $16.32 per ounce for an 9.3% gain. Read More

04.15.16- Make Money Great Again! Gold is Monetary Truth
Peter Spina

Money should not be a speculative tool or an instrument of volatility and uncertainty. It should be a stable asset which can be trusted to retain its value. And gold along with silver have done just that - for thousands of years!

Its use spans not only time but different civilizations, used by diverse cultures. It is an internationally recognized currency, value preservation tool and the king of all money. Gold is king money, and trumps even the king of paper money, the US Dollar. Read More

04.14.16- Gold Prices: This Could Trigger Massive Move in Gold Prices
Robert Appel, B.A., B.C.L., L.L.B

This Could Reveal Where Gold Prices Are Going Next

Are gold prices going to sink or swim, rise or flop from here?

What if when market analysts of the future look back at this period, they conclude that the reason no one saw the big move coming…was that no one was asking the right question…? The biggest gold influencer from here could very well be this once-in-a-lifetime sequence: an economic collapse, closely followed by a reset… Read More

04.13.16- Silver No Fly Zone
Captain Hook

Silver is the most managed commodity on the planet because its relationship to gold – because if its held down this will help control the price of gold. The status quo needs to have the multitudes remain complacent and distracted from their nefarious ways, because they are debasing everything, not the least of which is the currency. So a ‘no fly zone’ has been declared on silver because of its importance in maintaining the status quo’s illusion – the balloons, bubbles, and other inflated deception. Because of this, silver has become the most important market in the financial universe, where all other markets effectively hinge on it like never before, which is a fundamental reality status quo price managers will regret in coming years. Read More

04.12.16- The Precious Metals Conspiracy
Keith Weiner

Tricky and Dangerous Assumptions

For at least a few weeks now, we have noticed a growing drumbeat from a growing corps of analysts. Gold is going to thousands of dollars. And silver is going to outperform. Reasons given are myriad. Goldman Sachs apparently said to short gold, so if one assumes that the bank always advises clients to take the other side of its trades — a tricky and dangerous assumption at best — then one should buy gold. Read More

04.11.16- Gold And Silver – Fallacy Of East v West And Price Of PMs.
Michael Noonan

The ongoing draining of gold from West to East is not a sign of deteriorating viability of the globalists and their takeover/total control of the world. The Game remains the same, the controlling elites remain the same, it is only the players that are changing: China, Russia, replacing US, UK/EU.

Take Putin, aka Russia, for example. He has had a long-term association with Heinz [Henry] Kissinger, a higher-tiered “gofer” for the global elites. They met again in early February, when Putin welcomed globalist-NWO-agenda-pusher Kissinger as an “old friend, “ referring to him as a “world class politician.” Putin embracing a globalist is no accident. Read More

04.09.16- Something Big Happened
In The Gold Market

Steve St Angelo

Something big happened in the gold market.  It was a stunning trend change in mainstream gold demand during the first quarter of the year.  This suggests investors are becoming increasingly worried about the stock markets and are looking for safety elsewhere.

Over the past several years, the gold market has suffered net outflows of metal from Gold ETF’s & Funds.  However, this changed in a big way in Q1 2016: According to the World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends, the market suffered net outflows from Gold ETF’s & Similar Funds except for the small 25 metric ton (mt) build during Q1 2015. Read More

04.08.16- Gold Once Again Proves To Be The Best Defense Strategy
Claudio Grass

If you are used to making visits to your bank to make your credit card payments, you may find this no longer an option in the future. Some banks are no longer accepting (or limiting their acceptance) of cash deposits. The war on cash forges on. Paper money, that is indeed more or less worthless, is slowly being taken out of circulation and being replaced by digital currency forms. This shift presents of course the same fundamental problem as paper money itself: “digital money” is also not backed by gold or other precious metals or any asset representing real value. The whole concept of digitizing our transactions is being marketed as a convenience, a hassle-free payment method and a transparent, easy new way to smoothly run our lives and businesses, without the burden of carrying cash around. Read More

04.07.16- A crisis is coming…
Porter Stansberry

“It’ll be a race,” he said. “Between us and China. Whoever wins will control the reserve currency of the next 50 to 100 years.”

Yesterday, I (Porter) wrote about a dinner meeting I had a few days ago. One of the most powerful figures in America had invited me to dine at his table at the Metropolitan Club in New York. I’ve dubbed the plan he told me about – to exchange the Federal Reserve’s bond holdings for gold – the “Metropolitan Plan.” Assuming the exchange took place today, it would establish a new dollar/gold price of around $10,000 per ounce. Could this really happen? Read More

04.06.16- Fort Knox Paradox
Gary Christenson

Officially the Fort Knox Bullion Depository contains 147.3 million ounces of gold.  However, the last audit was performed over 60 years ago.  According to reliable sources “audits” since then have been incomplete and inadequate.

Question:  If the Bullion Depository still contains over 147 million ounces of gold, why not audit it, prove the existence of the gold, and eliminate speculation?  The US government spends over $70 billion on “food stamps” every year and nearly a $Trillion per year on “defense,” so cost is not the issue.

Current policy seems to be “don’t ask, don’t tell” because the answer might be disconcerting, might destroy the narrative that the US gold still exists, and the revelation of missing gold might encourage other embarrassing questions …Read More

04.05.16- Five Years – The Feedback
Ted Butler

There was quite a bit of commentary generated as a result of making public my article, “Five Years That Changed Silver Forever.”  This wasn’t particularly surprising, because if my assertions are correct about JPMorgan accumulating a massive quantity of physical silver at prices the bank rigged lower, nothing could be more important to the future price of silver.

I also realize that my premise may seem outlandish to those hearing of it for the first time. Hopefully, not many regular subscribers were surprised, since I have been writing about this for some time now. Read More

04.04.16- World Monetary Collapse Coming, Need Return to Gold Standard
Jim Rickards

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04.02.16- Silver Is Coiled Spring
Adam Hamilton, CPA

Silver’s reluctant, sluggish participation in early 2016’s powerful gold rally has been glaringly obvious.  Instead of amplifying the yellow metal’s big gains as in the past, silver largely failed to even keep pace.  The lack of silver confirmation for gold’s big move has certainly raised concerns.  But despite silver’s vexing torpidity in recent months, it is a coiled spring ready to explode higher to catch and surpass gold.

Silver has always been something of an investing enigma, somehow combining attributes of a highly-speculative investment, a conventional industrial commodity, and an alternative currency. Read More

04.02.16- Silver Is Coiled Spring
Adam Hamilton, CPA

Silver’s reluctant, sluggish participation in early 2016’s powerful gold rally has been glaringly obvious.  Instead of amplifying the yellow metal’s big gains as in the past, silver largely failed to even keep pace.  The lack of silver confirmation for gold’s big move has certainly raised concerns.  But despite silver’s vexing torpidity in recent months, it is a coiled spring ready to explode higher to catch and surpass gold.

Silver has always been something of an investing enigma, somehow combining attributes of a highly-speculative investment, a conventional industrial commodity, and an alternative currency. Read More

04.01.16- PRECIOUS-Gold heads for biggest quarterly rise in nearly 30 years
Jan Harvey

LONDON, March 31 Gold rose 1 percent on Thursday as the dollar and stock markets retreated, keeping the metal on course for its biggest quarterly gain in nearly 30 years as expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes receded.

The metal is highly exposed to rising rates, which lift the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding assets, while boosting the dollar. Gold fell 10 percent last year ahead of the first U.S. rate increase in nearly a decade in December.

Spot gold was up 1 percent at $1,236.16 an ounce at 1330 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for April delivery were up $9.80 an ounce at $1,238.40. Read More

03.31.16- Will The Dollar Be Able To Take On These Threats?
L Todd Wood

In the face of these threats, can the greenback survive in the long term? Or will they prove to be too great to handle?

As if we don’t already have enough to worry about, the world is now attempting to come to grips with the spread of the Islamic State into Western capitals and the resulting terror that is metastasizing around the globe.

Recent attacks in Paris and Brussels have stunned the European continent with their brutality. With central banks running out of bullets in their multi-year attempt to reflate global markets, Western reserve currencies seem especially vulnerable. Enter stage right, the U.S. Dollar. Read More

03.30.16- Gold, the Misery Index, and Insanity
Gary Christenson

In 1980 Ronald Reagan spoke about the Misery Index.  An economist had added the inflation rate to the unemployment rate, called it the Misery Index, and used it to indicate the social costs and economic difficulty for the middle class.

Today the Misery Index is much smaller than in 1980, thanks to … intelligent fiscal management, economically beneficial monetary policy from the Federal Reserve, and wise political policy from the White House.  If you believe any of those, read no further. Read More

03.29.16- Is The Pullback In Gold Over?
Dave Kranzler

The price of gold ran up 20% since the beginning of 2016 through early March.  In response to “overbought” readings in the popular momentum indicators, the superficial gold commentators become short term bearish.  Additionally, based on what appeared too be a heavy “off-sides” in the bullion bank net short position vs. the hedge fund net long position in Comex gold futures, per the Commitment of Traders report, the “big price correction” side of the ship deck became heavily mobbed with short-term timing forecasts. Read More

03.28.16- China’s 7,000 Year Old Strategy Hints That A Massive Move Is Coming : “Largest Gold Rally Of Our Lifetime… It Will Go Ballistic”
Mac Slavo

Up until January, the majority of people assumed that governments and central banks had everything under control. Zero-Interest and Negative-Interest rate policies coupled with unprecedented monetary printing appeared to have stabilized the economy and financial markets. But then something broke. Stock exchanges crashed following the New Year and investors the world over went into panic mode. They sold pretty much everything, including oil and the oft touted Internet 2.0 behemoths that were, in some cases, selling at 500 times their earnings. It was a rush for the exits. Read More

03.26.15- Fiscal and Monetary Madness
Gary Christenson

Global Currencies Madness:

When central banks and politicians “manage” global currencies, we can expect:

  • Exponentially increasing debt and currency devaluations
  • Massive inflations and deflationary crashes.
  • Transfer of wealth from the many to the few.
  • Derivatives exceeding $1,000 Trillion and eventually a crash.
  • A mathematically inevitable financial collapse.
  • Monetary and fiscal madness.
  • Booms and busts.
  • Much higher gold and silver prices.

It has happened before and it will happen again… Read More

03.25.16- Five Years That Changed Silver Forever
Ted Butler

Ask any casual observer of the silver market what happened to the metal over the past five years and you’re likely to hear how the price fell from nearly $50 in April 2011 to under $14 at recent lows – a stunning decline of 70%. If you inquire further, you’ll likely hear a number of reasons for the decline, ranging from an oversupply of the metal, a strengthening dollar, falling inflation rates, and the collapse of the commodities markets.

What you will not hear is how a specific development has transpired over the past five years that ensures a coming explosion in the future price of silver beyond the most bullish predictions and optimistic upside targets. You’re also not likely to hear that the stunning decline in the price of silver over the past five years was a deliberate feature of an unusually bullish development that promises to change forever the future price landscape. Read More

03.24.16- A Love Affair: India and Gold
David Chapman

India has had a long-standing love affair with gold. At Indian weddings, some of the brides get so much gold jewellery that it weighs them down. There are upwards of 15 million weddings every year in India. According to the World Gold Council, upwards of 50% of Indian demand for gold is destined for weddings. Gold is ingrained in the culture and a part of their belief system. Not only is it integral to weddings, gifts of gold are common for anniversaries, birthdays and religious festivals. Gold jewellery is not regarded solely as adornment. It is a store of wealth. At one time it was widely accepted that women could not own anything except for their gold jewellery. That custom still prevails outside the major cities.  Gold has spanned centuries and millennia in India. Read More

03.23.16- Gold and Gold Stocks – A Change in Market Character
Pater Tenebrarum

Similar to many others, we have been waiting for some sort of correction in gold and gold stocks, but obviously, not much has happened in this respect so far. We have written quite a lot about gold and gold stocks between August 2015 and February 2016, because we felt a good opportunity was at hand – a short term trading opportunity at the very least, but one with the potential to become more than that.

Inside the fully mechanized South Deep gold mine in South Africa. Maybe it’s worth to keep digging for more after all? Read More

03.22.16- Why Investing In Silver Is Vastly Superior To Investing In Gold Right Now
Michael Snyder

When panic and fear dominate financial markets, gold and silver both tend to rapidly rise in price.  We witnessed this during the last financial crisis, and it is starting to happen again.  Because I am the publisher of a website called The Economic Collapse Blog, I am often asked about gold and silver when I do interviews.  In fact, just a few days ago I was sitting right next to Jim Rickards during the taping of a television show when this topic came up.  Jim expressed his belief that investing in gold is superior to investing in silver, but I had the exact opposite viewpoint.  In this article, I would like to elaborate on why I believe that silver represents a historic investment opportunity right now. Read More

03.21.16- Why Debt Is Not Money
Doug Casey

Gold’s main use, contrary to the belief of some, isn’t in jewelry or dentistry—although those uses are important. Its main use has almost always been as money. But gold’s ancillary uses are growing in importance because, given its physical characteristics, it’s a high-tech metal. It’s one of the most resistant to chemical reaction, one of the most ductile, the most malleable of all the elements, and it’s an exceptional electrical conductor.

There are lots of other advantages to gold as money. It’s by far the most private kind of money; gold coins, unlike paper currency, don’t even carry serial numbers. That makes it truly untraceable. At current prices, it’s more portable than cash, even in the form of $100 bills. Read More

03.19.16- Shanghai Exchange Effect On Silver?
Michael Noonan

The trend for silver remains down, for now, but there is something going on within this market that does not confirm a change in trend but “appears” to be indicting a one.  It has been acknowledged that the fundamentals for both silver and gold are overwhelmingly positive, yet price has not responded.  More accurately, price has not been allowed to respond by the globalist’s manipulation via their central banks, in general, and specifically by the both military and money might of the also manipulated United States, the federal corporate government version. Read More

03.18.16- Silver Fundamentals: The Numbers Don’t Lie
Jeff Nielson

“Statistics can be used to say anything.”

Many readers are familiar with this cliché, but few understand its real significance . Numbers don’t lie, meaning the raw data which we collect on a nearly infinite number of subjects. Statistics, on the other hand, are rarely just raw data. Instead, they are numbers that have been massaged (i.e. manipulated) with various adjustments. Read More

03.17.16- Crumbling U.S Empire Drives Russia & China To Move Into Gold
Tactical Investor

Central bankers have been on a massive Gold Buying Spree led by Russia and China.  One must remember that not only is Putin ex-KGB, but he is also an economist and holds a black belt in judo.  Judo teaches you to use your opponent’s momentum to defeat him or her, and that appears to what Putin is doing.  He has this administration running circles, by the time they figure out what he is up to, it is too late to do anything.  Putin and China can see that the writing is on the wall that the days of U.S holding the top spot are numbered. Our economy is in shambles and only appears to look strong because of the hot money that is holding it up. Regarding illusions, it is a perfect illusion and for now, the masses have bought it, but Russia and China have not. Read More

03.16.16- Reviewing The New Case for Gold
Bob Moriarty

One of the people I genuinely enjoy listening to at investment conferences is James Rickards, bestselling author of The Death of Money and Currency Wars. Well, he’s out with a new book to be released in another three weeks titled, The New Case for Gold.

I’ve read his first two books and by and large I agree with his conclusions. He believes that gold will be a major part of a new international replacement for the Bretton Woods agreement. On that we agree. But he believes a gold linked version of the SDR, the Special Drawing Rights will be the future foundation of money. Read More

03.15.16- Protect Your Wealth – Buy Gold Before It Reaches $2,000
Egon von Greyerz

Gold is in a hurry and is unlikely to wait for investors to acquire it at anywhere near these prices. We could now see a quick move to $1,400 and if gold doesn’t stay too long at that level, the acceleration is likely to continue towards the previous high of $1,900.

Desperate measures by the ECB

The ECB confirmed yesterday that they are extremely concerned about the European economy as well as the fragile banking system. They lowered the negative rate to 0.4% and increased Q.E. or money printing by more than the market expected. Read More

03.14.16- Will Gold Outperform Stocks?
Keith Weiner

Let me share a little story, that I think will help illustrate a point. Before Copernicus, people believed that the other planets orbited the Earth. They looked up at the night sky and saw that the outer planets like Jupiter normally moved slowly eastwards in the night sky. But sometimes, they seemed to stop moving and then moved west for a while.

With their assumption of the Earth being at the center, this funny path was hard to describe and impossible to explain. What could possibly cause planets to stop and even reverse? Read More

03.12.16- Gold is the only sound money
Alasdair Macleod

This article notes that the technical situation for the gold price has sharply improved, to the evident surprise of many mainstream analysts. It discusses possible reasons behind the turnaround, and implications for the future.

A "golden cross", with the 55 day moving average crossing above the 200 day moving average with both of them on a rising trend, and the share price above both these moving averages, has now occurred. This is generally taken by traders to indicate the bear trend has reversed, and a bull market is now in place. Read More

03.11.16- Broken Bazookas!
Bill Holter

“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.”
–William Shakespeare

First it was the Fed, then it was the Bank of Japan, now the ECB (and maybe even China). Mario Draghi finally let loose this morning with everything left in his monetary “bazooka” and gone as far as the Bundesbank will let him. He also has to face the BIS restrictions in the next three weeks which are far from certain to be in favor of his actions. Read More

03.10.16- And Then There Was None:
Canada Sells its Gold

David Chapman

Canada, bucking an international trend that has seen central banks become net buyers of gold since 2010, has sold off all its official gold holdings. Canada’s official international reserves last released by the Bank of Canada (BofC) on February 23, 2016 showed gold reserves at zero (0). This is unprecedented. Canada now stands as the only G7 nation that does not hold at least 100 tonnes of gold in its official reserves. According to statistics from the World Gold Council (WGC), Canada’s current holdings would now rank it dead last out of 100 central banks, behind Albania at number 99. A footnote says that the BofC still holds 77 ounces of gold, primarily in gold coins. Read More

03.09.16- …Everything else is credit!
Bill Holter

Over the last three weeks, U.S. equity markets have recovered and are now more overbought than any time since 2009. While this is the case with equities, it is not the case with high yield debt. As I have said many times before, credit analysts actually look under the hood to discern the real situation and credit at this point is not buying the equity bounce/short squeeze. In fact, high yield credit spreads are rivalling the dark days of 2008. Read More

03.08.16- Future Gold Prices
Gary Christenson

The internet is filled with predictions for the price of gold, from $500 to $50,000 per ounce.  It depends on your world view.

If you are a central banker or a powerful financial player which often supplies loyal employees to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, the low gold numbers look good.

Or, if you understand the incredible $200+ Trillion of debt the world has accumulated and realize it can’t be repaid, then gold at $10,000 probably looks inevitable.  Crashes occur and sovereign debt markets look like paper bubbles with disastrous potential to send gold much higher. Read More

03.07.16- Gold And Silver – Charts Reviewed
Michael Noonan

In last week’s commentary, February Heralding End Of Down Trend?, we stated: The significance of February is its decided change in market behavior on the monthly and weekly charts.”  We are seeing even more evidence to support that premise, and all that is required is to observe the next corrective reaction to see where, at what level, price tests prior to resuming the start of an uptrend that began last December.

We noted that the monthly bar for February [See first chart], was wide range to the up side with a strong close, and it marked the potential for an important change in market behavior that could mean December 2016 may be the final low of this protracted 6 year correction. Read More

03.05.16- Silver is Destined for Massive Gains
Nathan McDonald

The gold to silver ratio has been used for years to indicate buy and sell zones in both gold and silver.  Why?

  • At BOTTOMS in both gold and silver, based on 40 years of history, silver prices have fallen farther and faster than gold. Hence the gold/silver ratio reaches a relative high.
  • At tops in both gold and silver the ratio is often low since silver rises more rapidly than gold. As Jim Sinclair says, “silver is gold on steroids.” Read More

03.04.16- What Is Copper Telling Us?
Dudley Pierce Baker

I am going to keep this piece, short and sweet as I believe the charts below will speak volumes about where we are in these markets and more importantly, where we are heading.

The world seems to be on the verge of a meltdown but, if so, why are some of the commodities telling a different story?


Copper has been on our watch list for sometime now as it is a leading indicator of economic investment and strength and with the recent upside breakout on March 2 all we can say is that copper is trying to tell us something. Read More

03.03.16- The COMEX vs. Private Gold & Silver Eagle Stocks
Steve St Angelo

Investors need to realize that at some point, the highly leveraged Comex gold and silver paper trading exchange will no longer matter.  Why, because future physical demand will totally overwhelm the paltry Comex precious metal inventories.  This is not a question of “IF”, it’s only a question of “WHEN”.

Right now, most mainstream investors still have their eyes glued to CNBC hoping and praying that their retirement accounts and paper investments don’t get flushed down the toilet.  Unfortunately for these investors, man must still abide by the fundamental laws of nature, even though we can cheat the system for many years. Read More

03.02.16- Russia becomes world's largest buyer of gold

The IMF could not but pay attention to recent actions of the Russian authorities. It turned out that the Bank of Russia became the world's largest buyer of gold among all central banks of the planet as of January 2016. International Monetary Fund experts said that the Bank of Russia acquired 688,000 ounces of gold.

The statistics did not include China. Reportedly, the Chinese central bank purchased about 520,000 ounces of gold in January.
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Gold-Silver Ratio Breakout
Keith Weiner

A Sharp Move

The gold to silver ratio moved up very sharply this week, +4.2%. How did this happen? It was not because of a move in the price of gold, which barely budged this week. It was due entirely to silver being repriced 66 cents lower.

This ratio is now 83.2. It takes 83.2 ounces of silver to buy an ounce of gold. Conversely, it takes 1/83.2oz (about 0.37 grams) of gold to buy an ounce of silver. Read More

02.29.16- The Escalating War on Cash and What It Means For Metals
Clint Siegner

Government bureaucrats, central bankers, and Wall Street executives all have their own reasons for hating the cash in your wallet. So, no surprise, they are working closely together to rid you of it.

The war on cash is intensifying and bullion investors are wondering what the transition to a “cashless society” might mean. We’ll cover that, but let’s first recap why these organizations are, once again, allied together to the detriment of your ability to transact privately. Read More

02.27.16- The gold market is about to explode
Secular Investor

This century experienced a big change in the gold market, something barely anyone noticed. The gold market is about to explode and even the almighty central banks can’t stop this. The transformation that took place is disruptive.

Before 2008 global central banks were net sellers of gold. Their policy was designed to keep the gold price from moving up higher. When you understand gold is like Dr. Evil to paper currency, you know turning from net sellers to net buyers is a big deal.Read More

02.26.16- Electric Car War Sends Lithium Prices Sky High
James Stafford

With lithium prices skyrocketing beyond wildest expectations, talk heating up about acquisitions and mergers in this space and a fast-brewing war among electric car rivals, it’s no wonder everyone’s bullish on this golden commodity that promises to become the ‘’new gasoline”.

Moreover, land grabs, rising price predictions, and expectations of a major demand spike are leaping out of the shadows of a pending energy revolution and a new technology-driven resource era. Read More

02.25.16- Why Gold Prices are Headed Up Now
Avery B. Goodman

As momentum in the gold market turns bullish, many people wonder what has suddenly happened to change things? The simple answer is nothing. The price of gold is simply being set by politics, as has been the case since at least April 12, 2013.

Once you crunched the numbers, it was easy to see that the old prices couldn’t last. In my article, “Did COMEX Just Receive A Physical Gold Bailout From The Feds?”, published in June 2015, I did just that. Gold prices were down to about $1,175 per troy ounce, and I took the trouble to calculate the physical cost of the politics of gold. Comparing new mining supplies + scrap vs. the then-existing demand level, I concluded that some not-so-mysterious gold supplier of last resort had to inject at least 1,345 tons in order to balance supply with demand in 2015. Read More

02.24.16- If This Happens, Gold Mining Stocks Could Skyrocket
Michael Lombardi

Time flies. A month ago, I offered Profit Confidential readers my “Longshot Pick of 2016” based on a combination of technical and fundamental analysis of my favorite gold mining exchange-traded fund (ETF)—the Direxion Daily Jr Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (NYSEArca:JNUG).

The subsequent crazy action in the gold pits took everyone by surprise, including me. At one point, the pick was up more than 200% in just a few trading sessions from the date of the article, nicely took out its first resistance level, and now needs to take out the $61.00 level to continue moving up the profit ladder (see chart below).Read More

02.23.16- The War On Cash Is Irrelevant If You Own Gold And Silver
Dave Kranzler

The fear porn headlines are beginning to flood the alternative media blogs. Everyone is warning about the growing “war on cash” and negative interest rates. Yes, it’s inevitable and all the reasons why Governments prefer a digital currency to cash are obvious. First foremost is that it is the bridesmaid to the Totalitarian creep engulfing our system.

But lost in this fog of fear is the obvious alternative: gold and silver. Worried about the elimination of $100 bills because it makes it harder to accumulate and safekeep meaningful amounts of cash? An ounce of gold stores a lot more wealth than a $100 bill. Currently one roll of silver eagles is worth more than three $100 bills. Read More

02.22.16- Gold Costs 80 oz. of Silver
Keith Weiner

Soaring Ratio

The big news is that the gold-silver ratio closed at 80. This is not only a new high for the move. It’s higher than it has been since 2008.

It is also exactly what Monetary Metals has been calling for. Last week, we said the gold fundamental price was $1,450 and the silver fundamental price was $14.90 (i.e. a fundamental value for the ratio over 97 last week). This week, the ratio moved up, and it’s now 1.3 points closer. In other words, silver got cheaper when measured in gold terms.

Uncle McDuck has a speculator’s eyes… Read More

02.20.16- Indonesia, China, Gold and ISIS
F. William Engdahl

At first glance it’s a strange title for an article. What does Indonesia, China, Gold and the Islamic State or ISIS have to do with one another? That might begin to become clearer when we look more closely at the foreign economic policy actions of the Indonesian government of President Joko Widodo.

On January 14, an Indonesian terrorist group connected with ISIS in Syria claimed responsibility for a series of suicide bombings and terror attacks in Jakarta, killing two civilians and ending in the death by police of five terrorists. The attackers apparently were not the most professional. The first was a suicide bomber who entered a Starbucks café, detonated the device killing only himself, along perhaps with a few thousand calories worth of Starbucks muffins and cups of Latte. The terror attacks were the first in Indonesia since 2009. Read More

02.19.16- Did Mark Cuban and the Dow Just Prove Goldbugs Right?
Gold Report

When celebrity investor Mark Cuban announces to the world that he is investing in gold, is that a sign that the ride up is just getting going, or that it has already peaked? The Gold Report reached out to long-time experts in the sector for a better understanding of what is moving the markets—negative interest rates, a topping dollar, Fed testimony, increased gold buying in China—and what that means for junior mining stocks in the coming months. Read More

02.18.16- Bill Murphy: Gold/Silver Manipulators Are At The End Of Their Rope!
Dave Kranzler

They know they have an end-game coming- its already begun and these two events were signatures of that. A “commercial signal failure” occurs in commodities futures trading when the open interest in futures contracts exceeds the amount of the underlying commodity that is available to deliver into those contracts should enough entities that are long decide to demand delivery per the terms of the contract.  It is a rare event because the futures open interest in most commodities rarely exceeds more than 10-20% of the amount available. Read More

02.17.16- SWOT Analysis: Central Banks Continue Gobbling Up Gold
Frank E. Holmes


  • The best performing precious metal for the week was gold, up 5.46 percent.  This follows 54 tonnes of gold ETF purchases in January.  Central banks in the fourth quarter increased their demand for gold by 25 percent, according to the World Gold Council, as a haven from oil’s slump and concerns about a stumbling economy, as seen in the chart below. Read More

02.16.16- Silver, Gold, the Argentina Peso, and Exponentially Increasing Prices
Gary Christenson

The exchange rate between the Argentina Peso and the US dollar in January 1945 was 4.17 pesos to one dollar.  Like the United States, Argentina created substantial price inflation – devaluation of their currency – in the 1950s – 1990s.

According to Wikipedia Argentina devalued their currency by a factor of 100 in 1970, by another 10,000 in 1983, by another 1,000 in 1985, and by another 10,000 in 1992.

From Alan Greenspan in 1966:  “In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation.” Read More

02.15.16- Gold outlook improves
Alasdair Macleod

There is a conflation of three related events that materially alter the prospects in favour of a higher gold price.

The change in the outlook for US interest rates has probably put an end to the dollar’s four-year bull run, it is clear that there is a growing likelihood of negative interest rates in the future, and the global banking system is no fit state to manage the potential challenges of 2016. This article walks the reader through the likely economic effects relevant to the future purchasing power of the dollar, and therefore the gold price. Read More

02.13.16- “This is a Clusterf*ck! Silver Could Reach $2,000+ Within 24 Months!
Eric Dubin

I wouldn’t be surprised if half of the JPM silver “horde” doesn’t exist and that they’ve screwed clients ala Morgan Stanley (the only mega investment bank to have been officially busted in the last 50+ years for not having customer precious metal in allocated and segregated accounts).  Ted Butler et al. have this wrong too. It’s not clear how much fraud we’re talking about, but hey, we’re talking JPM. 

Gold is undervalued to the point of idiocy.  But silver?  Silver is in another universe. Read More

02.12.16- Gold, Gold Stocks, and the End Game
Gary Christenson

We have seen the bottom in the gold market and gold stocks.


  • Examine the 30+ year chart of the monthly XAU (gold stock Index) to Gold ratio. You can see that the downtrend in the ratio has lasted about 20 years – since 1996.  The ratio is now at all-time lows in the form of a contracting triangle.  The triangle has been broken to the upside. Read More

02.11.16- As Central Banks Dim, Gold Brightens
The Daily Bell

Why Buying Gold Won't Save You from the Zombie Apocalypse ... Despite any advice you might have heard to the contrary, gold bullion is far from a good investment, even if the world is coming to an end. The idea of having a hedge against the end of the world and the collapse of our financial institutions might be alluring. But actually, buying and storing significant amounts of gold bullion won't do you any good in that unlikely event, despite any advice you might have heard to the contrary. – Fool.com

Of course the above excerpt is brought to us by the Motley Fool, one of the bigger mainstream investment web destinations. The description is entirely predictable and could have found a home at Bloomberg, CNN or even CNBC. Gold is always to be portrayed as a Keynesian "barbaric relic." Read More

02.10.16- Setting The Record Straight On The Massive Gold Supply Conspiracy
Steve St Angelo

As market turmoil continues to push gold and silver prices higher, precious metal investors need to understand the fundamentals more than ever.  Unfortunately, there continues to be a lot of misinformation reported by sources in the precious metal community.  This is harmful as it confuses would be precious metal investors.

I decided to write this article due to a recent email question from one of my readers.   This individual wanted to know what I thought of the notion that the world held nearly two million tons of gold instead of the official 170,000 metric ton (mt) figure.  Let me start off by saying, I have answered this question dozens of times.  So, I thought it would be best to write an article to SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT. Read More

02.09.16- They Broke the Silver Fix
Keith Weiner

Last Thursday, January 28, there was a flash crash on the price chart for silver. Here is a graph of the price action.

If you read more about it, you will see that there was an irregularity around the silver fix. At the time, the spot price was around $14.40. The fix was set at $13.58. This is a major deviation.

Many silver bugs are up in arms about how unfair the new silver fix is. That’s nothing new. They were up in arms about the old one. The old one was supposedly manipulated. Read More

02.08.16- INDICATORS SHOW: Collapse Of The Paper Gold & Silver Market May Be Close At Hand
Steve St Angelo

There is something seriously wrong taking place in the markets today.  This is also true in the paper gold and silver markets as well.  For a paper precious metals futures market to function properly, there has to be ample supplies of physical metal.  However, the ongoing trend of falling precious metal inventories points to big trouble in the paper gold and silver markets.

We must remember, a collapse does not happen overnight, but the endgame does.  This can be clearly seen in the collapse of the Roman Monetary System: Read More

02.06.16- Gold And Silver – Is A Bottom In? Nothing Confirmed.
Michael Noonan

Confirm – verb – establish the truth or correctness of (something previously believed, suspected, or feared to be the case).  state with assurance that a report or fact is true.

We are again seeing more and more experts and non-experts calling for the bottom for gold and silver, but none can confirm it as a proven fact.  Few realize how important it is to have confirmation that one’s position is correct and will be profitable.  It is confirmation that gives validity to a prior market move/event.  This is the theme of our analysis, today. Read More

02.05.16- Market Report: Systemic risk and negative interest rates
Alasdair Macleod

It was a better week for precious metals, with gold and silver hitting new highs for 2016.

Last night gold closed at $1155.5 and silver at $14.91, and in early London trade this morning prices opened at these closing levels. The performance for 2016 so far represents a rise of 9% for gold, and 7.75% for silver. Normally silver is roughly twice as volatile as gold, which suggests that it is relatively under-priced in current market conditions. Read More

02.04.16- Gold Prices: This 1 Thing Could Send Gold Prices to $5,000
Moe Zulfiqar, BAS

Think long-term and global when looking at gold prices. The yellow precious metal could be worth much more than it is today. In fact, $5,000-an-ounce gold doesn’t seem like an irrational idea in 10 years.

To see where gold prices will go in the long-term, investors should pay extra attention to one thing: money printing on the global level. As it stands, if you look closely, it seems as if there’s a flood of fiat money hitting the global economy.

You see, there’s still big debate about how to price gold. It doesn’t pay any dividend or any interest like other investment instruments, so investors tend to get confused about its value. Read More

COMEX Gold: Two Reasons It Is At RECORD LOWS
Mike Maloney

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Precious Metals Firm Last Week

The price of the dollar was down 0.50mg gold, to 27.8mg, or if you prefer 0.04g silver to 2.18g. Why do we measure the volatile dollar in terms of gold and silver? There’s nothing else to measure it in, certainly not the dollar-derivatives called euro, pound, franc, yen, and yuan.

In the common tongue, gold was up $20 and silver rose 25 cents.

More importantly, we want to know what happened to the fundamentals. Read on for the only proper fundamental analysis of the gold and silver markets … Read More

Mike Burnick:  It’s been tough finding winners in financial markets so far this year. Nearly every asset class is moving together in lockstep … to the downside.

But one asset that’s been much maligned in recent years, practically given up for dead in fact, is glittering again: Gold!

The Dow and S&P 500 are both down 8% year to date.

Small caps have it worse with a double-digit decline of 12.2%. Read More

The low price of silver has finally claimed is first victim.  Endeavour Silver announced that it will cut silver production by 25% in 2016.  The company has three mines working in Mexico and will produce 7.2 million oz (Moz) of silver in 2015.  However, Endeavour plans to shut down production of one of their mines by the end of 2016 and put it on care and maintenance. Read More

01.29.16- They Don’t Bother To Hide The Criminality In Silver And AMZN Trading
Dave Kranzler

When they’re trading 1.5 billion oz. of silver each day in London, the ‘silver’ fix each day is a complete sham. Now the fix has been found to be openly manipulated, it will be interesting to see what happens with the London silver market. – David Jensen, “Silver: Is It The LBMA’s Greatest Rig?”

Strange things are happening in the global financial markets.  Most likely evidence of a massive systemic earthquake starting to shake.  As many of you know, the LBMA price fix “fixed” the a.m. priceof silver 84 cents below the front-month futures price right before the price was “fixed.”   This graph to the right shows how the criminal activity went down (click to enlarge). Read More

01.28.16- These Insiders Say They’re Shocked By Today’s Low Platinum Prices
Dave Forest

Unexpected news in the platinum market this week. With key consumer Japan saying that its buying surged to a record in 2015.

Japan’s biggest bullion seller, Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo, reported that its platinum sales more than tripled during the past year. Rising to an all-time high of 537,946 ounces, from just 149,272 ounces in 2014. 

That comes as platinum prices fell over 25% last year, this week hitting the lowest level since 2008 — at near $800 per ounce. Read More

01.27.16- Charts with more words than Comex has regitered ounces
Bill Holter

A reader recently sent me these charts.  I do not know who put this collection together to give credit to but I do want to say these charts pretty much tell the WHOLE STORY!  Please note each graph has grey shaded areas which identify recessions.

What we need to focus on is what has happened since the last “official” recession of 2008/2009.  I put the word official in quotation marks because it is clear something has gone very wrong since 2009, have we really recovered? Read More

01.26.16- The Coming Revaluation of Gold
Hugo Salinas Price

The current melt-down of the world's debt bubble is likely to continue in the course of the next months. The secular trend to expansion of credit has morphed into contraction and liquidation. It is my opinion that the new trend is now established and no action by any of the Central Banks (CB) that issue reserve currencies will do anything at all to reverse that trend.

Sandeep Jaitly thinks that the desperate reserve-issuing CBs - the US Fed, the ECB, the Bank of England and the Japanese CB. Read More

01.25.16- Gold Deficits, Fort Knox, and a Reset
Gary Christenson

Everyone knows that government expenses and deficits are out of control. Think U.S., Europe, the U.K., Japan, and others. So what?

  1. Borrowing today supposedly brings spending forward from the future, so future spending should be curtailed. It hasn’t happened so far.

  2. But no government will reduce spending so they must either borrow more or devalue their currency via “money printing,” various forms of QE – bond monetization, or increasing taxes. Not sustainable! Read More

01.23.16- Market Report: Gold steady, equities volatile
Alasdair Macleod

Gold and silver had a better week, before yesterday afternoon (Thursday), when gold steadied and silver slid 20 cents back below the $14 mark.

However, in early European trade this morning gold was level at $1097 and silver slightly better at $14.07. This was relatively subdued, given that US crude oil dropped to under $28 at one point this week, but recovered to $30.60 per barrel this morning. However, the real action was in equities. Read More

01.22.16- If You Are A Silver Investor, You Have To See These 3 Charts
Steve St Angelo

As the global stock markets continue to crash, demand for precious metals will continue to increase.  Already, the U.S. Mint had to ration Silver Eagles sales due to a shortage of silver blanks.  Sales of Silver Eagles in a little more than a week have reached nearly five million oz.

While Silver Eagle sales in January are normally very high compared to the rest of the year, initial sales this month are starting off with a real bang.  The Authorized Dealers purchased all of the four million oz of Silver Eagles allocated last week and have already taken delivery of 950,000 of the 1 million oz allotment this week.  There are only 50,000 Silver Eagles remaining until next week’s allotment. Read More

01.21.16- The Best Way to Prepare for a Gold Bull Market
Justin Spittler

It’s been hard to make money in stocks this year.

So far in 2016, the S&P 500 and the Dow have both dropped 8%. The NASDAQ has plunged 10%. And the Russell 2000, which tracks 2,000 small U.S. stocks, has plunged 11%.

Global stocks have also sold off. The Euro Stoxx 600, which tracks 600 of Europe’s largest stocks, is down 10%. The Japanese Nikkei 225 is down 11%. And the Chinese Shanghai Composite Index is down 18%. Read More

01.20.16- Post-ZIRP stock/gold era
Adam Hamilton

The Federal Reserve finally mustered the courage to end its radical zero-interest-rate-policy experiment this week.  Its quarter-point rate hike announced on the seventh anniversary of ZIRP kicks off the long road to normalization.  This leaves the stock markets and gold in unprecedented uncharted territory.  The Fed has never before attempted to exit ZIRP, let alone in the midst of such extremely distorted markets.

The Fed’s ZIRP saga symmetrically ended 7 years to the day after it began way back in mid-December 2008.  That was just after the dark heart of that year’s once-in-a-century stock panic, which struck terror into the Bernanke Fed. Read More

01.19.16- Gold Deficits and T-Bond Fantasies
Gary Christenson

Fantasy #1: 

My name is John Q. Public.  I live a good life, make lots of money (never mind how) and have debts such as a mortgage on a great house – $375,000, a Cessna – $150,000 (my air force), and a sweet little two mast sailing ship – $78,000 (my navy).  Also my wife and children (my army) spend a lot of money.  My total credit card debt is $97,000. 

But this was a bad month for revenue collections and there was only one thing to do.  I called the customer service agent at my bank – the 3rd State Bank of Chicago, and asked for a credit limit increase.  The friendly customer service agent asked how much I wanted my credit limit increased and I suggested from $100K to $200K. Read More

01.18.16- Gold Breaches R18000/oz in South Africa, Up 11% In Two Weeks!
Steve St Angelo

The price of Gold breached R 18,000/oz for the first time ever on the 11th of January 2016 in South Africa (R = Rand). It is currently standing on R 18,239/oz.

Let’s take a look at the price of Gold in South African Rands (ZAR) over the last 30 years, and the returns a saver would have earned had they bought and held Gold over various time periods since then: Read More

01.16.16- Changes On The COMEX As Bankers Increase War On Cash & Gold
Steve St Angelo

There have been some recent changes on the COMEX in response to the Bankers “War on Cash.”  Last year, Chase Bank in the U.S. advised its clients who rent safe deposit boxes there would be some policy changes.  Some of these changes had to do with the storage of cash and coins.

According to The International Man article, The End of Safe Deposit Box For Wealth Storage: Read More

01.15.16- Gold in 2016
Gary Christenson

We all know that gold prices in US dollars have been in a downtrend for about 4.5 years.

We all know that gold prices rise, on average, as the underlying currency declines in value.  Gold in the US was priced under $21 per ounce when the Federal Reserve was established.  Since then the dollar has been devalued and gold has increased in price by a factor of about 50.

It is the same story around the world, whether you evaluate in terms of British pounds, euros, rubles, yen, or any other debt based fiat paper currency. Read More

01.14.16- The Chinese Silver Fox
Bill Holter

I recently had a long and very interesting conversation with John Embry of Sprott Resources. It is always good to speak with him as I consider him one of the five sharpest economic/precious metals minds I know of and certainly value his opinion. John’s name came up a couple of days ago when someone asked “where is all this silver coming from” to meet the outsized physical demand? I said “this is the number one question John Embry and Eric Sprott have been asking for about a year now”. Read More

01.13.16- Eureka Moment
Theodore Butler

Over the past month, there have been at least three separate occasions in which silver rallied sharply in a single day, only to lose most of those gains the next day. On another occasion silver rallied over several days, only to lose its gains in one day. This is highly unusual price behavior, even for silver, the world’s most manipulated market. There are no legitimate supply/demand explanations for this kind of erratic price behavior. It always comes down to who’s tapping who on the COMEX - check that - it always comes down to how the commercials are tapping the technical funds. Read More

01.12.16- IT’S TRUE…. The U.S. Peaked In Silver Production 100 Long Years Ago
Steve St. Angelo

There continues to be a lot of misinformation on the internet, even on the alternative media.  So, I thought I set the record straight.  Yes, it’s true…. the facts show that the U.S. peaked in silver production a century ago.  That’s correct, 100 years ago.

In my recent article, U.S. Silver Production Drops Significantly Again In October… Has Peak Silver Arrived?, I wrote about the recent steep drop in U.S. silver production and how this was a likely trend for many countries in the future .  I also stated that if the global economy went into the toilet in 2016, then I believe Peak Silver is already here. Read More

01.11.16- The Time of the Stackers
Jeffrey Bennett

The past few years have been challenging times for most of us in the coin and precious metals business.

The US$ price of gold has been in retreat since 2011, but sometimes we have to look at the big picture, and reexamine our premises to remember why we promote gold and silver and how such resonates with our clients.

For many it is a hedge against the inevitable coming chaos that the fiat debt ponzi-scheme will lead to. For others, yes, just a speculation for profit… buy low, sell high. Some of our clients intend their gold holdings to be a permanent family estate, and if rare coins, a family heirloom to pass from generation to generation. For we in the business, it is both a passion and a livelihood chosen because we are believers in honest money. Read More

01.09.16- Gold And Silver – Why More Important Than When. Going Lower Before Moving Higher.
Michael Noonan

When the globalist’s central bankers are in control, primarily the US/UK, they are proving their ability to supersede the natural forces of supply and demand with impunity. When they have the ability to “print” unlimited amounts of fake fiat, no other country can stand in the way, not even China.

On the other hand, neither China nor Russia wants to oppose the globalist forces of evil, for both of those nations see what is unfolding on the world’s stage is the kabuki theater death dance of the US and the inexorable fading away of the fiat Federal Reserve Note. Read More

01.08.16- Gold in 2016
Alasdair Macleod

Advance signs of a global slump in economic activity emerged in 2015.

Furthermore, the dollar's strength, coupled with widening credit spreads confirms a global tendency for dollar-denominated debt to contract. These developments typically precede an economic and financial crisis that could manifest itself in 2016, partially confirmed by the disappointing performance of equity markets. If so, demand for physical gold can be expected to escalate rapidly as a financial crisis unfolds. Read More

01.07.16- During A Currency Crisis, This Is Tremendously Helpful
L Todd Wood

As Canada suffers through a currency crisis, one notable result is the tremendous benefits of holding gold. How does this apply to you?

Gold always works during a currency crisis. It has been proven over and over again throughout history, that when people fear the value of their fiat currency issued by the government, they substitute another currency that will maintain its value in a crisis. Gold has been that substitute for thousands of years. Read More

01.06.16- Gold investing: why it’s an indispensable insurance
Ivestment Watch

At the lowest price in the last 5 year, gold investing hasn’t been successful. Mainstream media says it’s a barbaric relic. The days as a safe haven are gone. But those analysts are missing one important reason to buy gold: it’s not an investment, it’s an indispensable insurance.

2015 was the year of the rate hike, everything else was useless. The first rate hike in 9 years crushed the gold price. Mainstream media believed it would push the gold price under $1.000. Probably the gold price has already priced in an interest rate increase. Read More

01.05.16- Silver, Silliness, Gold, and Risk
Gary Christenson

The movie “The Big Short” features Michael Burry. His statement from Zerohedge:

It seems the world is headed toward negative real interest rates on a global scale. This is toxic. Interest rates are used to price risk, and so in the current environment, the risk pricing mechanism is broken.”


What risks could be mispriced? A few come to mind. Read More

01.04.16- Silver will break $50.00 in 2016
Future Money Trends

Future Money Trends believes silver could break $50 in 2016 due to three reasons.  They put together this short video detailing the reasons why the market could see a breakout in the silver price.  Will it happen?  That’s a good question.

While I believe the value of silver will surge in the future, it’s hard to determine the timing of this event.  That being said, Future Money Trends puts together high-quality interesting videos with a lot of good information and data.  I highly recommend watching this video and it contains valuable information about the silver market and industry. Read More

01.02.16- Guernsey's Monetary Experiment
Louis Even

(Editor's Note: Out of the thousands of essays and articles that we have posted on "the Bear" over the years, this one provides the most simple and understandable explanation of the differences between a fiat currency (backed by nothing) issued by the Darkside Banksters, and an interest free currency (backed by the toil of the people) and issued by the people's representatives (I would call that the government, but that term does not currently fit our situation). If you can understand money, and believe me, most folks don't even have a clue, you will be well on your way to attaining a position to, effectively, take care of yourself and those you love. If you don't, you won't. - JSB)

Guernsey is a small island located in the English Channel. An Anglo-Norman population. This island is located closer to the French coast than to the English one.

At the close of the Napoleonic wars, the island, like several countries, was in pitiful condition, both physically and financially. Read More

01.01.16- Silver Manipulation Solution: 17 Requirements for a Freely Traded Silver Market Structure
Bix Weir

The silver market is broken and has been broken for a long, long time. Much longer than most people think although many people can finally SEE the problems with the market now as the paper market continues to distort the price of physical silver. It is silver derivatives and computer trading models introduced in the 1970's that really started to distort the market value and it has never been more distorted than it is today. Hundreds of Billions of silver derivative ounces are transacted by the bullion banks every year to steer and control the price of silver. This volume of silver trading dwarfs the tiny physical silver market that only provides a few hundred million ounces of physical silver to the market annually for investors to buy. Read More

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