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

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

04.27.17- Silver Price Management
Turd Ferguson

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

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

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

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

Finance executive explains why there is upside to gold

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

04.25.17- America’s financial war strategy
Alasdair Macleod

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

04.24.17- A Secret and Illegal Agreement
Theodore Butler

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

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

04.22.17- French Elections and Gold
Arkadiusz Sieron

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

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

04.21.17- Get Ready for the
Biggest Gold Move in Years

Justin Spittler

Make the trend your friend.

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

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

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

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

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

Andrew Hoffman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stefan Gleason

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Politicians lie to mislead and indoctrinate the people.

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

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

Steve St Angelo

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

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

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

04.12.17- What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Axel Merk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

04.10.17- Gold Standard Challenges
Jim Willie CB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Birch Gold Group

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

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

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

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

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

04.04.17- Squashing the Gold Bug
Herman Gazort

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

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

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

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

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

Yes.

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

There Are No Accidents:

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

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

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

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

03.30.17- Frothy and Anti-Frothy
Andrew Hoffman

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

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

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

This gold rally has recent history on its side

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

03.28.17- Warning: Three Major Bellwethers
Are On Red Alert

Graham Summers

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

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

With that in mind, consider the following charts.

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

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

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

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

03.25.17- Timing the Next Big Move in Gold
Mike Burnick

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

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

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

03.24.17- Dead Men Walking?
Ted Butler

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

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

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

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

Stocks...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

03.18.17- Billionaires Are Cornering
the Gold Market

Jason Simpkins

What Do They Know That You Don’t?

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

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

I mean people who have made billions of dollars investing.

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

03.17.17- Gold, Lithium, Zinc & Other Investments to Focus on in 2017 - James West of Midas Letter
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03.16.17- Precious Metal Investing 2017-
The “Old” Versus The New

Andrew Hoffman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conventional Retirement Vehicles Doomed? Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inflation Breaks Post-Recession Ceiling

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

02.23.17- Silver Bullion – Top Reasons Why It Might Be The Buying Opportunity of the Decade
Jeff Clark

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

It’s natural and even prudent for an investor to wonder if a particular asset is a good investment or not. That’s especially true for silver, since it’s such a small market and doesn’t carry the same gravitas as gold.

But at this point in history, there are compelling reasons to add physical silver bullion to your portfolio (and only one is because the price will rise). Here the top 10 reasons why every investor should buy some silver bullion … Read More

02.22.17- QE4 Is Coming...
Chris Vermeulen

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

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

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

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

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

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

02.18.17- The origin of cycles
Alasdair Macleod

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

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

02.17.17- Silver and Inflation
Trader Scott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This indicator has just broken upwards again…

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

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

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

Jeff Clark

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

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

Well, history has an empirical answer for you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

02.09.17- How To Store Silver Bars
and Coins at Home

Jeff Clark

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

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

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

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

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

02.07.17- Chasing Golden Dreams
Doug French

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

02.02.17- JPMorgan Will Lose Control of Silver!
Bill Murphy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jeff Clark

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

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

Well, history has an empirical answer for you.

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

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

John Rubino

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

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

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

Mac Slavo

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

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

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

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

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

01.21.17- A Post-Inauguration Gold Price Forecast
Darren Capriotti

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

01.18.17- A Hint of Gold Backwardation
Keith Weiner

Rising Scarcity and a Nascent Change in Trend

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

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

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

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

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

01.16.17- Brexit, Trump worries push gold
Zandi Shabalala

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christopher Aaron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Advantage of Buying Gold Bar

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

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

Rory Hall

Legendary Gold Trader Jim Sinclair Doesn’t Mix Words…

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

01.05.17- The Endgame, Trump And Gold
Daryl Robert Schoon

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

Deregulation And The Endgame

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

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

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

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

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

01.03.17- Another Interview with
Silver Guru Ted Butler

James R. Cook

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

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

Cook: Such as?

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

Cook: Can we have an example? Read More

01.02.17- Silver Prices and the Russian Connection
Gary Christenson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12.29.16- Gold – Ready to Spring Another Surprise
Pater Tenebrarum

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gijsbert Groenewegen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dimitri Speck

Deutsche Bank Caves In

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

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

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

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

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

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

12.21.16- Axis of Gold
James Rickards

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

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

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

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

Nick Hodge

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

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

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

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

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

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

12.16.16- The Real Reason China Is “Dumping” U.S. Treasuries
Birch Gold Group

As we’ve noted in previous articles, countries around the world are liquidating U.S. Treasuries at an alarming rate, with China moving the fastest to unload its stake. The motivations behind China’s rapid selling of U.S. Treasuries aren’t clear. Some believe it’s a jab at the U.S. economy; others think it’s a gesture of skepticism in response to the impending Trump presidency.

But there’s another key factor to consider when we ask ourselves why China would start dumping its treasury holdings so abruptly, and that factor could turn out to be important for the gold market too. Read More

12.15.16- Gold and Silver Rally Post-Trump
and the Silver Fix

David Morgan

David Morgan on the gold and silver rally after the US presidential elections, the silver fix and its repercussions, and the effect of a Fed rate hike.

Last time INN spoke to The Morgan Report author David Morgan was right after Donald Trump won the US presidency, and prices of commodities were surging. He says, “A lot of people anticipated a rally, but it happened in a space of 24 hours.”

On election night, gold surged nearly 5 percent–its biggest single-day gain since June 2016. But when Trump took to the stage a few hours later, the price of gold plunged to $1,302.42. Gold dropped even further to $1,217.25 on a stronger US dollar and an anticipated Federal Reserve interest rate hike in December. Read More

12.14.16- Shariah Gold Standard Is “Revolutionary” Says Mark Mobius
Bloomberg

One of the world’s leading investors, Mark Mobius told a gold conference in Dubai that the new ‘Shariah Gold Standard’ is both “innovative and revolutionary” and importantly will bring “transparency” to the physical gold market which suffers from a lack of trust.

The executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group was speaking at the ‘Gold in Islamic Finance’ conference organised by the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), the World Gold Council and Amanie Advisors and held in Dubai last Thursday.Read More

12.13.16- As Europe’s Financial System Fails,
Gold Will Rise

Egon von Greyerz

“The Die is Cast” for Europe and the EU. This is what Caesar said when he crossed the Rubicon in 49 BC marching towards Rome, leading to a major change in Europe’s history. The Italian referendum which took place on December 4 had a similar significance. The Brexit vote in which Britain decided to divorce from the EU started the breakup of the artificial construction of 500 million people being ruled by an unelected and unaccountable elite in Brussels. Even worse is an artificial paper currency, the Euro, which is used by 19 out of the 28 EU countries. All paper currencies are of course artificial constructions that eventually become worthless but to have a currency for 19 countries with different cultures, different growth rates and productivity and vastly different inflation rates is a total disaster. Read More

12.12.16- US Debt Default Dead Ahead
Jim Willie

Foreign USTreasury Bond dumping continues, and even accelerates. China and the Saudis are selling USTreasurys in a near panic. Foreign central banks liquidated a record $375 billion in USGovt debt in the last 12 months. An American disaster lies in the making from debt saturation, debt overload, and debt dumping. It is all denied by the Washington mouthpieces and the Wall Street handlers, as they lie. The USGovt debt default is within view, dead ahead.

One month ago in October tally, the USFed update of Treasurys held in custody revealed a frightening picture of foreign sales, big sales, even accelerated sales. The total amount of custodial paper had fallen to $2.805 trillion, the lowest since 2012. Read More

12.10.16- The Secret of the Bankers
Herman Gazort

What is money? Really. It’s a token, receipt or an electronic note we get or give for some thing or some doing. It’s a convenient marker to interchange value.

Oh, and it’s also the most powerful WMD ever been used against us, for centuries.

A small group knows lots about money but they don’t want us to know what it is or how to use it to prosper because they are the ones who have been using it against us.

Maybe it has crossed your mind that something is wrong with money; that it’s not working right; that maybe the whole monetary system is broken; that “economics” is just being used to justify money failures; that maybe banks get richer because we get poorer. Mostly we ignore it because it’s there. Hmm? Read More

12.09.16- Gold Versus Dollar Devaluations
Gary Christenson

President Nixon “temporarily” severed the weak link between gold and the U. S. dollar in 1971. The link is still severed.

The economic well-being for most people and the sound dollar have suffered. The dollar is no longer described as “good as gold” as it was 60 years ago. Today we deal with mini-dollars and $ trillions instead of $ billions.

The government grew much larger, the financial complex benefitted, while “fly-over” America suffered, victims of dishonest money. Read More

12.08.16- Silver Fundamentals VS.
The Base Metal Bubble

Andrew Hoffman

The market “response” to the Italian referendum – unquestionably, a political, financial, and economic “nuclear bomb” – was as hideously rigged as anything I’ve ever seen.  And trust me, the strafing is just starting, given this morning’s news that not only is Bank Monte dei Paschi likely to be nationalized this weekend, but snap elections to elect a new Prime Minister (likely, a violently anti-EU Five Star Movement candidate) may occur as soon as next month.

In yesterday’s Audioblog, I noted how the Cartel utilized its DLITG, or “Don’t Let it Turn Green” algorithm, to prevent gold from turning positive in the referendum result’s wake; first after it was initially announced at 5 pm EST; and then, at both 11 pm EST and, of course, the 2:15 AM EST open of the London paper Pre-market. Read More

12.07.16- This "Sleeper" Mining Problem Is Set To Explode In The Coming Weeks
Dave Forest

It might be the biggest issue in mining you haven’t heard about. But events this week suggest that one “sleeper” problem may be about to leap to the main stage. 

That’s the introduction of a new mining charter in key producing nation South Africa. Which the government said is going ahead this coming month - despite objections from miners, who say the new rules will have “dire consequences” for the industry. 

The new charter has in fact been winding its way through political process for several months. But South Africa’s department of mineral resources said late last week that the deal is nearly done - with the new rules ready to be finalized for next month. Read More

12.06.16- The Gold Correction Is Over: “We’re Going To Come Out Of This In A Big Way”
Mac Slavo

When gold exploded to the upside earlier this year amid the biggest New Year’s stock market panic in history, we noted that the bull market had awoken. And despite arguments to the contrary from mainstream financial pundits that gold and silver were not monetary metals and nothing but historical relics, it became apparent during the Brexit vote that precious metals were the assets of last resort during market panic. On the night of Presidential election, as it became clear that Donald Trump would become the leader of the free world, stock markets once again sold off. And just as had happened earlier this year, prices for physical gold and the companies that mine it skyrocketed in a matter of hours, this time to the tune of over $100 per ounce. Read More

12.05.16- Investors Push Gold Eagle Sales To Record High & Commentary On Precious Metals Sentiment
Steve St Angelo

Investment demand for Gold Eagles surged during the last day in November pushing sales to a new monthly record.  Not only did Gold Eagle sales for November reach a new record high for the year, it surpassed sales during the same month last year by 52%.

It seems as if investors are once again taking advantage of lower gold prices.  I had planned to publish the article on Wednesday (last day of the month) showing that November sales hit a new record high, but the U.S. Mint updated their figures yesterday reporting another 20,000 Gold Eagles oz were sold on the 30th. Read More

12.03.16- Buy A House For 2.6 Ounces Of Gold
By Egon von Greyerz

Few people realise the coming bargains in all asset markets within the next five years or so. Stocks, bonds and property will be fractions of current prices. I discussed in last week’s article how I expect stocks and property to decline maybe as much as 90%. Most people will consider this as sensational speculation and impossible but similar falls have happened in history before. And at no previous time in history has there been a credit bubble of a magnitude that the world is facing today. Previously individual countries have experienced depressions, often preceded by hyperinflation. But never before has every single industrialised country had a century of exponential growth of credit, asset prices and inflation which is likely to lead to a global collapse. Read More

12.02.16- Copper Prices To Rocket In 2017
Dave Forest

Warnings of a potential surge coming in global copper prices this week. Emerging from a place few observers in the space are focused on.

The southern Africa producing nation of Zambia.

Industry sources in Zambia told Reuters this past week that some big changes are quietly afoot in the copper market here. Triggered by a change in government policy for local smelters.

That’s a new tax reportedly being introduced by the Zambian government on imports of copper concentrates. With officials apparently planning to tax incoming shipments of concentrate at up to 7.5 percent. Read More

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