Gold Price

10.31.14- Trick or Treat: The Drain Of JP Morgan Gold Inventories Continues
Steve St. Angelo

Just in time for the Halloween Spooks to come out and play by slashing the prices of the precious metals, JP Morgan (vampire squid), experienced another ghastly withdrawal from its gold inventories today.  Something quite eerie seems to be taking place as the majority of Comex gold withdrawals are coming out of the dark dungeons at JP Morgan Chase. Read More

10.29.14- Physical Silver Being Drained + A New Silver Miner Research Report
Dave Kranzler

Thru today (Oct 28) the U.S. mint has sold 4,365,000 silver eagles.  This is by far the highest total for October on record, with 3 business days left in the month.   It remains to be seen if 2014′s yearly total will exceed last year’s  42,675,000.  But if November and December continue at the September/October 4 million-plus rate, 2014 will smash last year’s record. Either way, the U.S. mint is selling more ounces of silver than all U.S. mines combined produce annually. Read More

10.28.14- Gold or Gunfire: Hedging Against the Collapse of the Dollar
Nick Cunningham

A global economic collapse has become unavoidable, said former chief economist of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) William White in response to the BIS’ quarterly report in September 2013. Experts forecast that a global economic collapse may occur, overnight, some time at the end of 2014 or in 2015. The fact that private interests are holding the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Central Bank of England as well as the Bretton Woods institutions in a state of capture makes it improbable that the governments of the USA, UK and EU could prevent a collapse. Read More

10.27.14- Gold at $7,000 article goes viral in Chinese media
Dan Collins

"Gold going to $7,000″, an article today in the Chinese media is going viral and one of the most viewed articles in the financial press. The article references American Jim Rickards and his concept of comparing inflation-adjusted gold prices. Most Chinese economists think that the price of gold should be approximately $ 2,400 / ounce, instead of the current $ 1,235. Read More

10.25.14- Your Personal Gold Standard
James Rickards

There isn’t a central bank in the world that wants to go back to a gold standard. But that’s not the point. The point is whether they will have to.

I’ve had conversations with several of the Federal Reserve Bank presidents. When you ask them point-blank, “Is there a theoretical limit to the Fed’s balance sheet?” they say no. They say there are policy reasons to make it higher or lower, but that there’s no limit to the amount of money you can print. Read More

10.24.14- Prepare for Global Gold Confiscation and Orwell's 1984, Warns Rickards
Mark O'Byrne

Microchips embedded in the arms of citizens to track their activities, the total destruction of the middle classes and a cashless economy where an authoritarian state can freeze the accounts of dissenting citizens excluding them from all economic activity….. These are all part of the cheery scenario painted by the highly respected author and IMF-insider with connections to the Pentagon, Jim Rickards in his most recent article for Agora Financial. Read More

10.23.14- Why Gold Is Undervalued...
Alasdair Macleod

And poised to re-price upwards from here

Gold has been in a bear market for three years. Technical analysts are asking themselves whether they should call an end to this slump on the basis of the "triple-bottom" recently made at $1180/oz, or if they should be wary of a coming downside break beneath that level. The purpose of this article is to look at the drivers of the gold price and explain why today's market value is badly reflective of gold's true worth. Read More

10.22.14- Silver Myths Smashed, Pt. 5: The 4 Little Letters Some Use to Dismiss Silver
The Wealth Watchman

As we finish up this Silver Myth-Smashing series, I’d like to say how I’ve been amazed over the past several weeks to hear so many personal accounts from folks who’ve been inspired to buy even more silver.  To read account after account from shield brothers, charging headlong into High-Frequency-Traded firestorms, and inflicting even more silver casualties upon our common foe, is a most refreshing thing.

I’ve been inspired by you all, and I salute each and every one of you. Read More

10.20.14- Blood in the Streets to Create the Opportunity of the Decade
Laurynas Vegys

Gold stocks staged spring and summer rallies this year, but haven’t able to sustain the momentum. Many have sold off sharply in recent weeks, along with gold. That makes this a good time to examine the book value of gold equities; are they objectively cheap now, or not?

By way of reminder, a price-to-book-value ratio (P/BV) shows the stock price in relation to the company’s book value, which is the theoretical value of a company’s assets minus liabilities. A stock is considered cheap when it’s trading at a historically low P/BV, and undervalued when it’s trading below book value. From the perspective of an investor, low price-to-book multiples imply opportunity and a margin of safety from potential declines in price. Read More

10.18.14- Miles Franklin All Star Silver Panel Webinar
Andy Hoffman

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10.17.14- The Dollar Will Be Sacrificed And Gold Will Soar
The Next Big Trade

This isn't 2008.  Those that are expecting fireworks for the U.S. dollar if this bear market continues are in for a rude awakening.  The setup for the dollar is completely opposite to what happened leading into it's mega run in 2008.  Let me explain.

The dollar was approaching a 3 year bear market heading into late 2008 as the stock market was beginning to crash.  And the bears were out in full force proclaiming the death of the dollar right at the bottom. Read More

10.16.14- Gold Prices Since 9-11
Gary Christenson

The world as we knew it changed after the dot-com crash of 2000 and especially after 9-11.

  • National debt zoomed much higher
  • Stock markets crashed
  • The Fed introduced more "stimulus" and helped create a housing bubble
  • Government became larger and more intrusive
  • Gold, silver, crude, and other commodities rallied

What do the charts show? Read More

10.15.14- Ted Butler's Silver Price Outlook – Why This Time Could Be Different
Taki Tsaklanos

The Commitment of Traders Report, for positions held at the close of Comex trading on Tuesday October 7th 2014, did not change much compared to a week earlier. The reporting week included October 3d on which silver was trading at its absolute lows. According to Ted Butler these lows didn’t mean much, as there was so little volume associated with them, that they were more fishing expeditions by JPMorgan and their High Frequency Trading buddies, than anything else. The powerful rallies [with high volume] off those lows pretty much negated any improvements in the COT Report that would have shown up if those rallies hadn’t occurred. Read More

10.14.14- Silver Myths Smashed, Pt. 3:
The Silliest Question You Could Possibly Ask about Silver

Wealth Watchman

So Many Myths, So Little Time

Do ya wanna know the hardest part of about writing a “Silver myth-Smashing series”?  It certainly hasn’t been figuring out how to dispense with the lies, that’s for sure! Silver lies are all brittle eggshells, just begging to be stomped on!

No, the most difficult part is actually choosing which lie to crack open next!  There are just so many of these chuckle-inducing myths, that it feels like being a little kid in a toy store.  Do I take home the train set or the Batcave? No no, wait! This!  A thousand times this! Read More

10.13.14- From Stocks through the Bond and into Gold
Mark Mead Baillie

Would that be lovely? At least that's this missive's flow, so let's go!

We start with stocks as they're the sizzle at the moment from which we'll then segué via the Bond into Gold. Perhaps better put, stocks are a-sizzle as if the fat is finally being fried off its bacon. However, this bit of bacon is sufficiently flush with so much fat that the present annual period of volatility is far from correcting the crux of a contingent crash. Specific to the S&P 500: -1.5% on Tuesday, +1.8% on Wednesday, -2.1% on Thursday, -1.2% on Friday -- 'tis nothing, by historical context, but seasonal noise -- at least so far. Read More

10.11.14- David Morgan's Secret to Being Grateful, Even at $17 Silver
The Gold Report

Manipulation and apathy can’t keep silver prices down forever; there is too much demand and too much money sitting on the sidelines.  In this interview with The Gold Report, Silver-Investor.com Editor David Morgan tells us why he is grateful for his balanced approach to investing and life. He also explains why he is still excited about four developers that are moving projects forward at any price.

A recent GFMS/Thomson Reuters Silver Institute World Silver Survey shows that while the price of silver dropped 23.6% in the last year, there was actually an increase in demand, particularly from China and India. Read More

10.10.14- Struggling Gold!
David Chapman

It has not been easy being a believer in gold over the past two years. Gold is down about 37% from its 2011 top. The biggest portion of the drop took place over two days in April 2013 when gold plunged roughly $200 from $1,564 to $1,360 when someone dumped 400 to 500 tonnes of paper gold (futures) all at once on the COMEX. The collapse triggered an avalanche of stop loss or stop sell orders adding to the downward plunge. Percentage wise it was 13%. To put this in perspective the percentage drop was not as large as the 18% drop that was seen on January 22, 1980 when gold plunged from $825 to $682 as the 1976-1980 gold bull abruptly ended. Read More

10.09.14- Silver Smashed!!
Chris Duane

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10.08.14- To buy or not to buy
Dr Jerome

If I sit back, and close my eyes and recall the exciting days of 2010 and 2011, the recurring thought that comes  to me is my desire to have bought more metal when the price was low. I recall walking through an antique store in Centerville Indiana in 2001 and noticing that one dealer had hundreds of silver coins in cardboard holders on the table top for folks to look through, picking out coins for their collections—silver coins, unwatched by security or anyone except the cashier about 30 feet away who was often distracted ringing people up. The shoplifters were after better stuff. The coins were deemed not worthy of even putting in a glass case. Silver was about 4.75 per ounce then. Read More

10.07.14- Demand Explodes, Part 2: China's Coming for the West's Gold
The Wealth Watchman

In the past 2 days, the U.S. Mint has nearly sold the entirety of the Silver Eagles sold in the month of July! This also stretches the silver to gold sales ratio to 220 to 1 (if buffaloes are counted).

At a gold to silver ratio of 70 to 1, this means that in dollar terms, 3 times as much silver is being bought than gold!

I cannot remember such a beginning to a sales month in the history of the U.S. Mint. Read More

10.06.14- US dollar rally over as gold and silver bounce back notes Credit Agricole
Peter Cooper

Just when the consensus was absolutely convinced that the dollar could only go higher it is falling back today and precious metals are rallying. Contrarian analysis rules as we suggested it might earlier today.

Credit Agricole European head of FX strategy Adam Myers discusses opportunities in the foreign exchange market with Manus Cranny, Anna Edwards and Mark Barton on ‘Countdown’…View Video

10.04.14- Weekend Rant: Elites V Gold...
Still No Contest

Michael Noonan

Without question, the least understood, least visible force that affects almost everyone’s lives, certainly in the Western world, is that of the elites, the moneychangers, the relative handful that controls everything, from the BIS, IMF, and down to the central bankers. These individuals remain nameless and faceless, but their roots are founded by that widely known banking clan, the Rothschilds. Read More

10.03.14- 3-D printing to boost silver
truthing

Silver may often take a back seat to gold, but new demand from the tech industry is creating a robust market for this precious metal.

This year alone, the tech industry will likely demand 57% of all silver produced, which represents an all-time high.

Plus, a study prepared for the Silver Institute by the Metals Focus consultancy in London predicts that the demand will grow 5% every year through 2016. This is above the forecast growth for global GDP! Read More

10.02.14- U.S. Dollar is the Last Stop Before Gold and Silver Spike
David Morgan

Alan: Silver has been under pressure. We saw a little bit of a pop when Mario Draghi did his thing last week. This is an environment where precious metals should be off to the races and yet it's been down for gold… they are taking gold out to the woodshed.

David: As far as I'm concerned, and this is not about being right, or being stubborn, this is about my analysis, right or wrong. I really think this is the month where we are going to turn around, meaning that the bottoms for both metals could be tested. Silver broke below the $18.17 low that I have been talking about for a long time. The next level of support is the $17.50 area. Read More

10.01.14- New fiscal year starting point, we feel the Precious Metals bottom is here now!
JB Slear

The meteoric rise in the Dollar took one quarter of a year to rise from a low of 80.00 to the height of 86.335, which happened to be yesterday's high and the end of the fiscal year for the USA's government. Today, our fiat currency stands at 86.155, up 10.8 points from yesterday's close. There has been no change within the economic structure of the country with the exception of continual weakness everywhere because of the rising and export crushing rally in the Dollar and a collapsing housing market. Why the rise? It's a bankers folly at best. Treasuries have rallied a little with the 30 Year Bond rising from 134 to 138 in the quarter, but look weak as more and more nations see no reason to hold onto a product that supports a system that claims its only power is to blow things up if they don't use the fiat they demand to be used. Read More

09.30.14- Silver Is Getting Murdered... How Low Can It Go?
Jimmy Mengel

There's a reason they call silver the “Devil's Metal” — following its whipsaw price fluctuations can make you feel possessed by some awful demon.

Since silver is a constantly shifting monetary asset, an investment vehicle, and an industrial metal, the price cycles can leave your head spinning like Linda Blair in The Exorcist.

And by the way it's been going — I have a significant investment in physical silver myself — I'm not above channeling some dark magic to turn this thing around. Read More

09.29.14- Is It Time to Buy PM's?
Larry LaBorde

I am often asked the above question several times each day. It looks like a triple bottom is shaping up in the near future.

Gold is getting close to its cost of production. The gold/silver ratio is going higher indicating that silver is the better value of the two at present. But sitting back and taking a look at the big picture consider the following top 10 list:

• Growth of the Federal Government

The followers of Lord Keynes have the controls of power firmly in hand. A larger central government = larger central power (central planning) = larger drag on the real economy. Ask any small businessman (if you can still find one) about the costs of taxes, regulations and licenses. Read More

09.27.14- Poor Man's Gold!
David Chapman

Silver is the Rodney Dangerfield of the precious metals. It gets no respect. Maybe this chart says why. The price noted in the chart above is as of the end of August. Today it is lower around $17.80. On an inflation-adjusted basis, silver is trading around where it was in either the late 1800’s or “heavens above” back around 1780.

Some improvement. Outside of a good run in the mid-1800’s and the famous Hunt Brothers spike into 1980 silver has actually been in a long-term downtrend on an inflation-adjusted basis.

Silver has thrust above the long-term downtrend channel so that is positive. It remains down roughly 65% from the high of 2011. As to the inflation adjusted 1980 high, well silver would have to reach to roughly $128 to equal that run. Read More

09.26.14- Shanghai Silver Stocks Continue To Fall As Silver Eagle Sales Explode Higher
Steve St. Angelo

As the manipulated paper price of silver heads lower, so are the silver inventories as the Shanghai Futures Exchange.

The silver stocks hit an all-time low today as the price of silver trades in the $17 range.  At the peak, the Shanghai Futures Exchange held 1,143 metric tons of silver. 

However, today only 7% of that record amount remains.

As we can see from the chart below, silver inventories declined from a high of 575 mt (metric tons) in February, to a low of 81 mt today. Read More

09.25.14- Is Silver Indicating The End Game Is Near?
Tom Chatham

Gold and silver have suffered a beating this past week. Silver has broken below support levels and at this time the bottom is uncertain. One thing that is certain is that the manipulation taking place behind the scenes is providing a prime buying opportunity. While investors are having another bad day, stackers are enjoying every minute.

It is common belief that the destruction of the currency by unfettered printing should cause a rise in PM's but the manipulation taking place has made pricing PM's a guessing game for the past ten years. Only the final destruction of the fiat empire will usher in the unrelenting rise of gold and silver to their natural free market levels. Read More

09.24.14- Do Not Let Weakness in Gold & Silver Paper Markets Lead Your Wealth Preservation Strategies Astray
JS Kim

A week ago, I wrote an article titled, "Do NOT Let The Strong US Dollar Illusion Lead Your Wealth Preservation Strategies Astray." Today, I am releasing the corollary to that article with this one. I strongly emphasize that just as you should not be fooled by an illusion of a strong US dollar, you should not be fooled by the pro-USD banking cartel similarly-created illusion of weak gold and silver prices in paper markets. While true that I have held a long-term bullish outlook regarding gold and silver, my immediate-outlook in recent months has been markedly bearish in gold and silver as stated on my blog, and in much greater detail in my client research reports. At the very end of last year, I wrote an article "All the Big Banks are Saying Gold Will Crash in 2014, But That's Not What Will Happen". Read More

09.23.14- Has The Gold Price Drop Run Its Course?
Taki Tsaklanos

The gold price dropped in the last weeks, to close on Monday September 22nd at USD 1212 and EUR 942. Dollar gold is close to retest its bottom for the third time since mid-2013, a price level which was seen only in the summer of 2010. For readers seeking to understand what is going on, we are providing a comprehensive view on the gold market. We take all perspectives into account: price and chart patterns, the technical picture, sentiment, the fuures market, physical demand, gold miners, the influence of the dollar, correlation with commodities, monetary policy and inflation/deflation. Read More

09.22.14- David Morgan: US Dollar is the Last Stop Before Gold & Silver Spike
Greg Hunter

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09.20.14- Gold And Silver – Current Price Is The Story
Michael Noonan

Forget all the news, all the fundamentals, all the [mostly errant] price projections.  There is a reason why a picture is worth more than 1,000 words, and this is one of those times where it is best to focus on pictures of the market, over various time frames, to get a better handle on what to expect moving forward.  Put to rest every so-called PMs pundit or blogger that has persistently been calling for higher prices or saying the low is in.

We keep saying that the best and most reliable indicators come from the market.  Time to stop listening about what others have been saying about the market and pay closer attention to what the market is saying about others. Read More

09.19.14- The Chart Every Silver Investor Should See
Steve St. Angelo

There is a chart that every silver investor needs to see.  Especially now, as the Fed and Central Banks continue to manipulate the precious metals lower while propping up the broader stock and bond markets.  Even though precious metals sentiment is at record lows, this normally represents a turning point in the gold and silver markets.

On the other hand, the clowns on the financial networks continue to be euphoric about the broader stock markets as they head toward the heavens.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new ALL TIME HIGH reaching 17,265 today.  However, if we look at the chart below, we can see a troubling trend. Read More

09.18.14- Just Three Days?
Bill Holter

So many topics to choose from today, Russia is pushing back on sanctions and has already begun to cut gas supplies to Europe. The Scottish independence vote which if "yes" means the end to a 1,000 year empire and brings into question the Anglo American banking and financial systems themselves. The ISIS situation and whether (in reality "how") we go back there with boots on the ground or not. We also have the FOMC meeting and statement coming today where we will find out whether QE will be publicly discontinued or not …I say "publicly" because the reality is such that QE will remain forever whether admittedly or in the shadows and hidden from view. We also have news of India tripling their gold demand as new physical gold exchanges open in China tomorrow. The "live" date has been pushed forward by a week or more, I can only wonder what this means because the Chinese NEVER do anything by chance or without reason. Read More

09.17.14- When Complexity Becomes Chaos
Dr. Jeffrey Lewis

Unsound money and finance are fuel for the fires lead to panic and chaos.

Modern achievements, especially in medicine and technology (fueled by cheap energy), have made the human experience longer and easier.

Yet, at the base of it all lays the irrational man, still flinging immorality from the cages of his ongoing existential dilemma. Read More

09.16.14- The Collapse Of U.S. Silver Stocks As Public Debt Skyrockets
Steve St Angelo

The U.S. Empire is in real trouble. This is due to its idiotic business model of selling quality assets while acquiring massive liabilities and debts. Of course, the U.S. Government realizes this is not a sustainable way to do business, but at least for now…. we continue to have our Bread & Circuses, McDonalds & NFL Football for a bit longer.

Furthermore, Americans have no clue that the U.S. Dollar’s world reserve currency status continues to disintegrate each passing day as more countries elect to by-pass the Dollar and trade in other currencies… especially the Chinese Yuan. Read More

09.15.14- The Silver Sentiment Cycle
Gary Christenson

In the early 1970s silver went from "ho-hum" to "enthusiasm" to "wow, who would believe it could go to $6.40?"  After the 2008 crash silver went from "going back to 5 bucks" to "enthusiasm" to "wow, who would believe it could go above $45?"

As a reminder, after silver rallied to the then astounding price of $6.40 in early 1974, it crashed back to $3.80 and then traded sideways for 2 years.  Less than 3 years later it had briefly traded at $50.00, due to a combination of inflation, debt and deficits, political issues, conflict with the USSR, fear, a market corner, and dollar weakness. Read More

09.13.14- Will The Real Silver Commercials Stand Up?
Dr. Jeff Lewis

One of the more persistent flaws in the world's most important price discovery mechanism comes down to a simple question.

How did it come to pass that banks were given access to the commercial category of traders?

It's a given that the market is rigged to high heaven. And it's completely obvious by now how it is accomplished. They only folks left in denial about it have a direct incentive for ignoring it - usually an obvious one. Read More

09.12.14- What's Next for the Dollar and Gold?
Axel Merk

One reason markets tend to get a little nervous in September is that it’s time for investors to ponder about their asset allocation for the remainder of the year and beyond. With the markets at or near record highs and the US dollar on a roll, what could possibly go wrong? Let’s look at what’s next for the dollar, gold, and currencies.

A couple of highlights:

  • Equity markets are at or near record highs;

  • Measures of complacency are near record levels (for example, the VIX index, a measure of implied stock market volatility, is near historical lows). Read More

09.11.14- A Win-Win Scenario for Gold Investors
James Rickards

Volatility and price drops may be nerve wracking, but the bull market in gold is far from over. In fact, it has barely begun.

To understand why, it helps to look at two prior episodes in the relationship of gold and money that are most relevant to today. These episodes were a period of extreme deflation, the 1930s, and a period of extreme inflation, the 1970s. History shows that gold does well in both conditions.

…neither the inflation nor the gold price spike happened overnight. It took 15 years to play out from start to finish. Read More

09.10.14- Seven Stages Of Empire
Bad Money Drives Out Good - Gresham's Law

David Morgan and Mike Maloney

"The idea of Gresham's law is simply that people are going to hold on to what's valued and spend what isn't valuable." - David Morgan

This week we revisit David Morgan's insights on the amazing phenomenon that played out for the first time in history over the last 100 years...the simultaneous debasement of all money on a global scale. Gresham's Law is a predictable pattern that plays out in every society as soon as the money is corrupted.

There is no greater proof than checking your pocket, and comparing your local coinage to that which you would have been using 100 years ago. Read More

09.09.14- Hold, Fold, or Be Bold?
Jeff Clark

Question: What’s the best way to determine if Prozac works?

Answer: Look at your gold portfolio.

I read about two dozen articles last Thursday about the gold market, and not one of them had anything positive to say. Technical analysts, mainstream economists, industry analysts—all were bearish for various reasons and timeframes.

Why invest in gold when… Read More

09.08.14- One of the Best Precious Metals to Buy Before 2015
Peter Krauth

Back in March I spoke about the precious metal palladium, and why this rare metal was headed higher.

At the time, it traded at $780/oz. Yesterday, it was trading at $886/oz. at mid-day, so the predicted upturn played out true to form.

Still, there's another rare precious metal that's set to do as well as - or better than - palladium, but that isn't on too many investors' radar yet.

Here's why it should be...Read More

09.06.14- Silver Squelchers Part 1: And Their Interesting Associates
Charles Savoie

HSBC USA in recent years was listed on the roster of the Silver Users Association (circa 2006). HSBC, with over 8,000 offices, appears to remain at the "centre" of silver price suppression.

Sir Ewen Cameron  whose family traced back into the 13th century, joined the Caledonian Bank in 1859 and afterwards was with the Bank of Hindustan, China and Japan, after which he joined the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation—Britain's opium bank for China, and a major conduit for looting silver out of Chinese hands into the possession of the silver squelchers of The Pilgrims Society. Read More

09.05.14- Of Course The Gold Price Is Manipulated…That's The Point!
Julien Phillips

Throughout history, there have been a constant flow of schemes to try to manipulate the gold price and gold itself in terms of paper money. These have come from governments, institutions as well as from individuals. The aim has always been to either establish the value of currencies or enhance that value in terms of gold. The first key to this is to ensure that the gold price is made in the paper currency and not the price of the paper currency in gold.

At school you probably read the book called the Alchemist, where villains tried to invent formulae where they could transform lead to gold. While what they managed to do was a good confidence trick, they could not replicate gold. Read More

09.04.14- Commercials Cover $2.5 Billion in Gold Shorts in Latest Raid!
Marshall Swing

Gold has clearly been attacked this morning on a cloudy Tuesday here in the rainy Midwest of the United States.

Clearly, it is because it is raining here that gold has slid below $1,270 at this early hour.  Obviously, the Chinese saw the rains coming and wanted to take advantage of this great baptism and its flood to hide their evil actions but my mission in life is to point out these deceptive practices and unmask them! Read More

09.03.14- Hold Onto Your Gold: A Supply Shortage is Coming
Henry Bonner

As metals prices boomed during the last decade, small explorers and big miners spent billions of shareholder dollars seeking new deposits. Investors wanted the high rewards of a discovery as metals soared in price. At $1,900 per ounce of gold, even mediocre finds could make money.

Richard Schodde, of MinEx Consulting, has studied past exploration cycles in detail. He says we are seeing a tightening of the sector, as the availability of capital has plummeted. Costs of exploration are coming down as companies cut back on high-salaried employees and reduce operating costs.

The following chart from MinEx shows exploration expenditures rising quickly during the boom years: Read More

09.02.14- A Warning to Those Grown Bored with Gold
Rick Ackerman

I'm starting to warm once again to gold. Like many of you, Inever gave up on it, I just grew too bored to care. With the bear market in bullion about to enter its fourth year, who could be blamed for losing interest?  Gold has looked so punk for so long that every time it rallies sharply, I get that nagging feeling, as you probably do, that we're about to get sandbagged for the umpteenth time.  So why the change of heart? All credit to Richard "Doc" Postma, a friend and regular guest panelist with me on interviews with the (Al ) Korelin Economic Report. Doc, a physician by training, is also an astute investor and market timer. A patient sort as well, he is that rare bird who can watch and wait for months or even years while exceptional opportunities slowly take shape. Read More

09.01.14- Comex Gold Warehouses Filling Up…With Paper
Jeff Nielson

Willing or unwilling; we all now dwell in the fantasy-realm previously dubbed "the Wonderland Matrix". For the small minority who still retain mental awareness; this all-encompassing illusion of propaganda is like a thick fog which blankets reality. However, for the legions of brainwashed drones in our societies, the Wonderland Matrix is reality.

Nowhere is this blanket of fog thicker than in the precious metals sector. Here perversity is a way of life, as the genesis of the Wonderland Matrix began with the fantasy-world constructed here by the propaganda of the Corporate media. Read More

08.30.14- The Secret 21 Year Gold Cycle That Leads to World Commodity Bull Market Breakouts in 2014
Bo Polny

Get Ready for a Fall 2014 World Commodity Bull Market Breakout!

Cycle analysis indicates the third and final 7-year tidal wave of the 21 year Grand Tsunami Gold Bull Market cycle began this past July 2014; Gold has been consolidating in the 7th year of sabbatical rest within a Symmetric Triangle and one final push lower is still possible before a breakout arrives this fall 2014 that lead to World Commodity Bull Market Breakouts! Read More

08.29.14- How to Invest in Silver Today for Double-Digit Gains
Peter Krauth

If you've been watching silver for some time, you know it's been in the doghouse.

After peaking at $49 back in April 2011 the white metal is down 60%, having languished between $19 and $22 for the past two years.

But a confluence of factors is building that make today's silver prices look downright cheap.

Here's how the bull is going to run - and how you can ride it all the way up from here... Read More

08.28.14- Staring Into the Great Abyss
Gary Christenson

Is a looming war coincident with a depressed gold price and a stock market peak an example of — staring into the great abyss? 

From Peter Cooper:

"A five-year regime of artificially low interest rates is responsible for a bubble in stocks, bonds, real estate, emerging markets and many other asset classes…What would you rather own when staring into the great abyss?" Read More

08.27.14- UPDATE: Shanghai Silver Warehouse Stocks Fall 24% In One Week
Steve St Angelo

Shanghai Silver Stocks JUL-AUG 2014 NEWWhile the Comex utilizes highly leveraged paper contracts to control the price of silver, physical metal continues to be drained out of the Shanghai Futures Exchange.  In just one week, total inventory declined by 24%.

As I mentioned in a earlier article, the Comex is more of a paper trading exchange in which the majority of contracts are settled in cash.  However, the opposite is the case with the Shanghai Futures Exchange as the majority of contracts are settled with physical metal. Read More

08.26.14- More Comex Blatant Manipulation
David Kranzler

"It's so blatantly obvious that even a caveman can see it"

The front month silver contract on the Shanghai Futures exchange is currently trading at an 8% premium to the LBMA price and the futures curve there is in backwardation, indicating a very tight physical market.  Roughly 80% of the physical silver from the SFE vaults have been removed.

On the Moscow Exchange, silver trades at a 16.8% premium to the LBMA price. But this is what we get in the lawless United States: Read More

08.25.14- The Swiss Gold Initiative
Turd Ferguson

When we first wrote about this, we actually caused a bit of a stir but the primary vote on The Swiss Gold Initiative was still over six months away. Now, with the date of the vote rapidly approaching, it is time to begin reviving this issue.

Interest is beginning to build, awareness is growing and the date of the national referendum has been set. Later this year, on November 30, the good people of Switzerland will finally get an opportunity to make their voices heard. The Swiss Gold Initiative can be roughly stated in three parts: Read More

08.23.14- Low Prices Are NOT The Reason To Own PMs
Michael Noonan

“ISIS poses a greater threat than 9/11. This is way beyond anything we have ever seen. We must prepare for everything.  Get ready!”  US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel.

Whoa, Chuckie…back off a bit, here.  Just who do you think it was that helped create the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, aka ISIS, fund them, train them, and provide the best weapons for them?  Can you spell U S, as in a part of your title description as Secretary of Defense?  Are you really telling America, and the world, that you are actually that clueless? Read More

08.22.14- Silver: As Close To A No-Brainer Investment As It Gets
Jeff Clark

Jim Rogers once quipped that he waits to invest until “there’s a pile of money just sitting there in a corner and I can walk over and pick it up.”

In other words, an asset that’s deeply undervalued, widely ignored, with potent fundamentals ready to kick in.

Is there such an opportunity in any of the precious metals right now?

One could make a case for all of them, given the likelihood of high inflation and the mainstream largely ignoring the industry. But there’s one metal in particular that I think will deliver the most fireworks… Read More

08.21.14- Think Like a Pirate
The Wealth Watchman:

The "Saddle Ridge Hoard"  of 1,400 US gold coins was recently discovered by a couple in California, buried in several old, rusty cans.  The cans were happened upon by the couple who were walking their dog, and when it was all dug up, over 1,400 U.S. gold coins were recovered from them.  Why would someone bury these coins during a time of the classical gold standard?  Ponder this, from the throughout that timeline, up until about World War I, both gold and silver coins could be obtained from any bank by simply redeeming your certificates(your dollars) in exchange for them.
Paper dollars were originally a receipt, a claim, on the real goods: gold and silver. The person who owned those coins, simply could have left them in their local bank's safe, and just returned the receipts in exchange for the coins anytime they wished. Read More

08.20.14- Big Move Brewing for Gold
CEO Technician

A series of lower highs/higher lows often leads to the formation of a symmetrical triangle (coil). Such is the case currently with gold which has been coiling for weeks near an important price memory zone near $1300.

Since the April 2013 gold crash the $1300-$1325 area has served as a powerful magnet for price. With the coil tightening recently, the probability of a decisive breakout from the range have increased significantly – from the stockcharts.com section on symmetrical triangles:

“The ideal breakout point occurs 1/2 to 3/4 of the way through the pattern’s development or time-span. The time-span of the pattern can be measured from the apex (convergence of upper and lower lines) back to the beginning of the lower trend line (base). Read More

08.19.14- Inflation Is Headed Our Way
David Schectman

My feelings all along were that when the ever-swelling "beneath the Middle Class" segment of Americans who subsist on unemployment and welfare checks can no longer afford the basics –medicine, housing and food – any "spark" will ignite more "Fergusons" across America.

All of us here at Miles Franklin believe that serious inflation is headed our way.  We believe that the U.S. dollar may not lose relevance, but it will lose exclusivity as more and more countries start trading "outside the dollar." Read More

08.18.14- The Attack On Gold/Silver: Nothing But Shock And Awe
Dave Kranzler

A pure psychological warfare operation on the metals. I received several emails and phone calls from clients and colleagues who were in a panic. My response was: "It's a mid-August Friday, the rest of the world is at happy hour or in bed. Most of the big players in this country are at the beach. India was closed last night for their Independence Day, which put a lot less demand-stress on the physical market.

Something really ugly is developing behind the scenes that is not apparent yet and that's why they smashed gold during the one of the most quiet trading periods of the year. Read More

08.16.14- Fighting The Fed Can Be Great For Your Wealth
Graham Summers

For decades, investors have lived by the adage that you should not "fight the Fed."

In simple terms, this meant not investing in a fashion that went against the Fed's policies. If the Fed was easing, you didn't want to be short. And if the Fed was tightening, you didn't want to be long.

However, the fact of the matter is that fighting the Fed has done very well for investors. We don't mean"fighting the Fed" by buying or selling stocks based on individual Fed policies... We mean, "fighting the Fed" by owning Gold. Read More

08.15.14- Silver price steady as the London price fix ended yesterday
Peter Cooper

The London market for silver enters a new era today with the ending of the London silver price fix after 117 years.

As of today it is replaced by a new benchmark administered jointly by Thomson Reuters and the CME Group offering a superior level of transparency and reckoned to be immune to illegal price fixing that has been widely alleged to be a feature of silver prices up until now. The LBMA will accredit price participants and own the intellectual property rights. Read More

 

08.14.14- Black Swans on Final Approach
Gary Christenson

There are several potential disasters that could disrupt the financial and political status quo, much like what happened after an Archduke was shot 100 years ago.

Brutal Facts: From Simon Black regarding the experiences of US Navy Pilot James Stockdale in captivity in the "Hanoi Hilton" in the late 1960s.

"Who didn't make it out?"

"Oh, that's easy," replied Stockdale. "The optimists."...Read More

08.13.14- The Unknown Factor: How The Global Financial System Will Collapse
Steve St. Angelo

One day out of the blue, the Global Financial System will collapse plunging the world’s economies into a depression for which there is no recovery. The reason for this sudden collapse will be due to a factor that most analysts fail to recognize or understand.

While the mainstream media and alternative analyst community focus on the typical economic indicators, monetary system, derivatives and debt markets... the real problem for the world financial system will be the rapid change in the “PERCEPTIONS” of assets by investors and the public. This event will likely occur rather quickly - virtually overnight. Read More

08.12.14- Top 7 Reasons I'm Buying Silver Now
Jeff Clark

I remember my first drug high.

No, it wasn't from a shady deal made with a seedy character in a bad part of town. I was in the hospital, recovering from surgery, and while I wasn't in a lot of pain, the nurse suggested something to help me sleep better. I didn't really think I needed it - but within seconds of that needle puncturing my skin, I WAS IN HEAVEN.

The euphoria that struck my brain was indescribable. The fluid coursing through my veins was so powerful I've never forgotten it. I can easily see why people get hooked on drugs. Read More

08.11.14- Reportable Transactions when
Buying and Selling

JM Bullion

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08.09.14- Gold and Silver - From Manipulation to Hyperinflation
Dr. Jeff Lewis

The precious metals are lynch pins. They are namanipgging and persistent counter-parties to money printing gone wild.

It's been this way for as long as commerce was semi-civilized. (Though given the amount of financial fraud, violence, and chaos in the world, the term "civilized" might need to be reconsidered)...

When prices began to fly, the point of no return will be long since passed. Read More

08.08.14- The Golden Age of Silver
Metalworks

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08.07.14- The Best Way to Profit from Gold's Supply Crunch
Byron King

I want to give you some perspective on the gold space. This pertains to any gold investor, whether in big miners (like a couple I name below), or the small, junior-space plays.

I came away from Vancouver last week, at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium with the distinct impression that we're looking at better days ahead for gold, and soon. Gold discoveries are drying up, and really good, new plays are few and far between. We're looking down the barrel of a severe supply crunch, with many implications. Of course, you have to separate the spin from the reality of what's happening out in the field. Read More

08.06.14- Why You Should Ignore the Gold Sell Off
Henry Bonner

On July 13, gold was still around $1,340 per ounce. Since last Monday, gold has suffered a big drop, falling as low as $1,293 in a few days. Many blame the decline on hawkish comments from the Fed's Janet Yellen, who recently suggested the Fed could raise interest rates. "Higher interest rates would encourage investors to switch to assets that, unlike gold, pay interest," said the news service Reuters.

Following Thursday’s news from the Ukraine, gold has rebounded from its low, but remains under $1,320 as of July 18. Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott US Holdings Inc., recently said gold could fall back another 10% as a normal event in this market. I asked him whether this week's step down had altered his views on gold for 2014. Read More

08.05.14- Silver: Something Doesn't Add Up
Gold Squeeze

One of the first things you learn when studying economics is the law of supply and demand, defined as follows:

"In a competitive market, prices are determined by the interaction of supply and demand: an increase in supply will lower prices if not accompanied by increased demand, and an increase in demand will raise prices unless accompanied by increased supply."

This is ECON 101 and it's a fairly simply concept to grasp. Read More

08.04.14- If, and When, the Gates Close Forever
Dr. Jeff Lewis

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

Nearly seven years after the world's greatest financial crisis, we remain in monetary emergency mode, an irony matched only by the last minute (literal, and relatively quiet) battening down of the monetary hatches. Read More

08.02.14- New World [Dis]Order Continues To Slip
Michael Noonan

Earlier in the year, we stated 2014 could be like 2013, price-wise, and that appears to be playing out. However, as the idiom goes: appearances can be deceiving, and it is certainly true of the chart prices for gold and silver. The natural forces of supply and demand would have PM prices much higher, if for no other reason than an inflation adjustment. It is the ongoing exertion of unnatural forces that have been dictating prices for so long.

The irony of the go-nowhere-but-down price action, since the highs of three years ago, is that the charts do not portend the unfortunate possibility of war. Read More

08.01.14- The Gold Owners' Guide To The Rest Of 2014
Michael Kosares

Over the next few weeks, I will make a series of posts on the current state of affairs as they relate to the gold market. So stay tuned to this page. . . . .

Let me start the proceedings with this - a repast on the nature of the human predicament 2014. Below is a follow-up to Richard Russell's stated concerns (scroll below) on the persistence of war and inflation in human affairs. I do not bring this line of thinking to your attention to disturb your comfort level, but to make you aware that there is more going on than the panoply of misdirection afforded us by the mainstream media. (Today's somewhat mysterious 300 point + drop in the DJIA might be trying to tell us something. Stocks are now level for the year. Gold is up over 6.5%.) Read More

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