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

12.01.16- 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

11.30.16- How Low Can Gold Prices Go Before Rebounding?
Darren Capriotti

With oil prices up sharply today after an OPEC announcement of supply cuts, it could be an interesting week for the markets. But for those invested heavily in gold, the news does not appear to be good. Even after what appeared to be a rebound recently on a weaker dollar, the gold price is down again on Wednesday, proving that the yellow metal has yet to hit its “bottom.” Is this a dip, or does gold have much further to decline before finally rebounding? Read More

11.29.16- Plan For Trump to
Make Our Money Great Again

JP Cortez

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States in January. Americans will then find out if “Make America Great Again” is more than a campaign slogan.

It isn’t going to be easy. On day one, he will inherit a $20 trillion federal deficit and a moribund economy increasingly reliant on low interest rates and central bank stimulus.

There are plenty of economic problems to address, but the lack of sound money lies at the heart of them all. The Federal Reserve Note — a privately issued, un-backed debt instrument that supplanted our gold and silver backed U.S. dollar — has lost more than 90% of its purchasing power since Nixon severed the final link to gold in 1971. Read More

11.28.16- Real Money and Why You Need It Now
Bill Bonner

Many years ago, before the invention of modern money or capitalism, people still had wealth – although limited. And they still had ways of keeping track of it. The principle of “fair trade” seems to be in our DNA.

If you give something to your neighbor, you don’t expect him to hit you over the head. You expect him to give you something back. And if you give him a whole cow and he gives you half of a rabbit, some instinct tells you it isn’t “fair.”

Small communities could keep track of who owed what to whom. But as civilization evolved, a new kind of money was needed. Read More

11.27.16- Silver and Gold -
We Can’t Understand It for Them

Dr. Jeff Lewis

For years I have calmly, patiently, and for the most part rationally, listened to friends, family, patients, and colleagues grapple with the notion of precious metals.

The majority understand the basic reasons why some portion of portfolio allocation is necessary or prudent, but very few have (or will) taken action.

Often, people are shocked that I would be interested in the matter to begin with. I think subconsciously people understand to be a “Doctor” is to be a teacher, but on the surface most people find it odd and uncomfortable to accept my interest and quest in something that rarely occurs to them. Read More

11.26.18- Market Report: Dollar up,
yields up, gold down

Alasdair Macleod

It’s been a torrid week for gold bulls, with prices sliding through the $1200 level, where some support could have been expected, only bottoming at $1175 in late-Asian trade last night.

In early European trade, gold seems to have found some support recovering to $1190. Gold is only up 12% on the year at these levels, and the Dow has now outperformed it. Furthermore, technical analysts will not be cheered by the next chart, which shows gold’s moving averages forming a death cross. Read More

11.25.16- Record Run into Gold and Silver Coming
David Morgan

Precious metals expert David Morgan says trillions of dollars of negative interest rate paying bonds is a sign we are getting close to another financial calamity bigger than the last. Morgan explains, “Now, as everyone knows, we are even at negative interest rates, and people are buying into this. They are guaranteed to get less back. . . . This is the upside-down world we are living in. This is the scientific planet that is our reality. So, this is the reason you will see a run to the dollar before you see a run to gold. . . . We are in the final step before another 1% of the population takes action into the precious metals. When the run starts, it won’t be because 90% of the population wakes up and says I need precious metals to protect my financial wellbeing. Read More

11.24.16- How much gold is there in India? Enough to support a gold standard
Hugo Salinas Price

Those interested in gold are always on the lookout for news regarding the amounts of gold held by Central Banks around the world.

Abundant gold held by Central Banks is generally supposed to further the cause of a return to the gold standard, but strong Central Banks only represent a stronger hold of bankers upon the populations which they have been exploiting; the driving interest of the top bankers in the world is to retain their unwarranted privileges: the public interest is not a priority by any means. Read More

11.23.16- An Elephant In The Room?
Bill Holter

Here we are again, just six days away from a major COMEX gold (and silver) delivery month with a huge outsized amount of contracts outstanding versus deliverable inventory. For a background, COMEX holds 2,083,000 (nearly 65 tons) of registered gold. This amount is much higher than it was last December when it stood at a miniscule 152,000 ounces (4.7 tons).

Since May of this year, something has drastically changed in the monthly amounts delivered. For all of 2015, only 51 tons were delivered which amounted to about 4.25 tons per month. If you recall, many months would arrive at first notice day with a huge amount of contracts open, only to see the contracts evaporate before the close of the delivery period. I postulated then and still believe, contract holders were offered premiums to “just go away” and not take delivery. Read More

11.22.16- Understanding Elections, Gold & The US Dollar Via Market Manipulation
Avery B. Goodman

Recently, almost all prognosticators were predicting that Donald Trump would lose the 2016 election and that Hillary Clinton would be our new President. If by some miracle Trump happened to win, they said the price of gold would soar. When Mr. Trump defied all their expectations and did win, it did soar, but only for a few hours. After that, it was downhill all the way. Many people are perplexed. Even though most now realize that the price of gold is rigged, they still don’t fully grasp what that means. Read More

11.21.16- The War On Cash Is Not Over…
It’s About To Intensify

Graham Summers

The Trump Presidency has distracted from the next major move to be implemented by Financial Elite.

That move is a cash ban.

Cash, particularly physical cash (as in bills and coins) is a huge problem for insolvent banks.

Indeed, it is the ONLY problem they have yet to address.

If you’re a large bank and you’re overleveraged due to excessive assets to capital ratios (particularly assets that are at risk of losing value or default) there are three key issues you need to control. Read More

11.19.16- Gold Forecast: What Now For Future Gold Price?
Charles Thorngren

Gold showed what it can do last week - by rising 5% during the period of uncertainty around the US Presidential election.

In a classic, almost textbook, move, gold rose while the stock market and other indices and currencies fell - shown here by the long red arrows on this chart. The S&P 500 is on top and gold below.

Nothing shows the resilience and reliability of precious metals, and their ability to preserve value, more than a full-blown crisis of confidence. Panic is even better at revealing this! Read More

11.18.16- Islamic Gold -
Game Changer In Gold Market


  • Next month, 1.6 billion people will have a new 'gold investment standard'
  • Gold bullion investments to become accessible to 25% of planet
  • Islamic finance market expected to grow to US$5 trillion by 2020
  • Islamic asset classes have all under performed compared to gold Read More

11.17.16- India Bans Cash, Now Gold?
Daily Bell Staff

India gold import ban rumored … The Indian Bullion and Jewellers Association has warned members of a potential gold import ban … The association told Indian media the move could come by March 31 as part of the government’s ‘black money’ crackdown.   –Mining Journal

Prime minister Narendra Modi recently decided to confiscate the cash of hundreds of millions of Indians, and now he may forbid Indians from importing gold.

This would have an immediate effect on gold supplies as India, despite the affinity of citizens for gold and silver, has very little in the way of domestic mining. Read More

11.16.16- Tom Cloud Update: Precious Metals During A Trump Presidency & Shortages Of Large Gold Bars In Europe
Steve St Angelo

Tom Cloud explains different ways a Trump Presidency would impact the precious metals.  Even though the stock market has soared into record territory since Donald Trump won the election, Tom believes the stock market will roll over towards the end of the year.

In addition, Tom talks about his conversation with his contacts in Europe who are experiencing extreme tightness in the large gold bar market (100 & 400 oz) in the London Market.  While investors are able to acquire some large gold bars in the U.S., it is very difficult in Europe. Read More

11.15.16- The Seeds of the Next $1,000 Rally in Gold Were Planted Last Week
Ceo Technician

Allow me to begin by offering an important caveat; my opinions and analysis are not necessarily the truth, I do my best to convey what I think is happening in markets and what is most likely to happen in the future. As Yogi Berra famously stated “it’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Moreover, markets are always changing and in flux, therefore, an analysis today is unlikely to be the same a month from now, much less a year from now. I believe this caveat and a firm understanding that there is so much that we do not know and cannot know is more relevant today than ever before. After all, regardless of all the speculation Trump is a wild card and the implementation and specifics of most of his policy proposals remain unclear or entirely unknown. Read More

11.14.16- Gold Continues Higher In The Short Term While Crude Continues Lower
Gregory W. Harmon

New York (Nov 13) Last week’s review of the macro market indicators noted that heading into the first full week of November and with the US elections Tuesday, the equity markets were weak and haemorrhaging. Elsewhere looked for Gold to continue higher in the short term while Crude Oil continued to move lower.

The US Dollar Indexlooked to continue to the downside while iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (NASDAQ:TLT) were biased lower but consolidating. The Shanghai Composite continued to drift higher while iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (NYSE:EEM)were biased to the downside. Read More

11.12.16- Gold, Silver Action: The Criminals Are Still In Charge
Dave Kranzler

Out with the old, in with the old.  Wall Street and  the Fed wants to make nice with Trump so as soon as he accepted the next Presidency, the market manipulators went to work on pushing stocks higher and gold lower.

What happened with the threat issued by the media that if Trump were elected the stock market would crash?  Yesterday Stanley Drunkenmiller issued a proclamation that he sold gold because inflation was coming.  I do not believe that I have EVER come across any reference to the notion that gold in inversely correlated with inflation.  Someone must’ve slipped Drunkenmiller some LSD in his scotch.  But, then again, Drunkenmiller is part of the Soros family, which means he’s the enemy of the people and the truth. Read More

11.11.16- $10,000/oz Silver if Mr. TRUMP Drains the “Silver Swamp!”?
Bix Weir

Ok Mr. Trump. You say you want to “Drain the Swamp” but do you understand that doing so will SINK your friends on Wall Street? You should know this…and I think you do. So I am voting for you because you claim to be a man of your word.


The very moment that the 50+ year artificial price suppression of SILVER is lifted the price will SKYROCKET past $10K per ounce. The very moment! Read More

11.10.16- Gold a Safe Bet No Matter
What the Fed Will Do?

Olivier Garret

Gold prices have dropped from $1,340 an ounce in September to as low as $1,250 late last week. This is largely due to forecasts of a rate hike by the US Federal Reserve. But the sharp drop in gold began to reverse on Monday. The price rose by more than $25 in just three trading days.

Most gold analysts say the main reason for the bounce is reaction to comments made by Yellen last Friday. Judging from what Fed Chair Janet Yellen said last week, gold is likely to move up no matter what the US economy does. Read More

11.09.16- Oil, Gold Price and the US Presidential Elections

New York (Nov 8) This week will be an interesting week in the markets and probably one of the most volatile weeks of the year.

Gold has risen over 20 percent in the run up to the US Presidential elections which is unusual as it has fallen before the past 4 elections.

The 2 candidates (Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump) have very different policies and whoever wins the election will affect the markets differently. Read More

11.08.16- Credibility – Confidence – Chaos
and GOLD!

Gary Christenson

The corrupted Republican and Democratic parties in the U.S. have put forth two of the most despised candidates – ever. One candidate is probably more corrupt than LBJ and both parties are rapidly losing credibility. Ask yourself, does either party speak for anyone but the political and financial elite?

The Dept. of Justice and the FBI have lost credibility by not prosecuting HRC and many others. Former Mayor Giuliani said about The Clinton Foundation, “If I was attorney general, I would indict the Clinton Foundation as a racketeering enterprise.” Read More

11.07.16- Doug Casey’s Top Five Reasons
Not to Vote

Doug Casey

Democracy is vastly overrated.

It's not like the consensus of a bunch of friends agreeing to see the same movie. Most often, it boils down to a kinder and gentler variety of mob rule, dressed in a coat and tie. The essence of positive values like personal liberty, wealth, opportunity, fraternity, and equality lies not in democracy, but in free minds and free markets where government becomes trivial. Democracy focuses people's thoughts on politics, not production; on the collective, not on their own lives.

Although democracy is just one way to structure a state, the concept has reached cult status; unassailable as political dogma. It is, as economist Most of the founders of America were more concerned with liberty than democracy. Read More

11.05.16- Inside that ‘Great Wage Growth Number’ – Election Jitters
Jesse's Café Américain

In our artificial economy real things do not matter so much, but politics and managing the perceptions of the public are of paramount importance.

And so the ‘Goldilocks‘ Jobs Report, which is how the business TV channels described that lukewarm piece of dreck, did little to rally the markets except fleetingly intraday.

In the first chart below I take a look inside that ‘average hourly earnings growth’ number. Read More

11.04.16- Regret Ever Buying Gold and Silver?
AGXIIK Has A Few Words To Share With You…


Some people on these boards debate the wisdom of buying precious metals and PM stocks and tend to blame the messenger if the prices change or sentiment goes against that purchase.

I can understand that entirely because on the surface, when Doc or others, including myself as the #2 precious metals pimp on these boards, along with the 20 other sites offering the same advice and products,  urged and continue to urge in strongest terms the wisdom of buying gold and silver, plus stocking up on preps such as are offered here as well (I don’t hear anyone busting Doc’s balls for selling ammo, survival food, medicines and water filters) there will be a number of people who question that wisdom. Read More

11.03.16- South Africa Adds New Silver Krugerrand
Steve St Angelo

As interest in silver investment expands throughout the world, the South African Mint will produce its first 1 oz Silver Krugerrand, to be released this November.  This is quite remarkable as the South African Mint has been producing Gold Krugerrands since 1967.

Matter-a-fact, the South African Mint has produced over 50 million oz of Gold Krugerrands over the past 49 years.  It is the largest Official Gold coin producer in the world.  The U.S. Mint’s Gold Eagle comes in second with over 22 million oz produced since the program started in 1987. Read More

11.02.16- Gold And Silver Taxes In The U.S.
GoldSilver Staff

Quick pre-emptive strike from the lawyers: We’re not providing tax advice here, just certain general information. We aim to be accurate, but cannot guarantee that all information here is accurate or current or covers every individual case, and we do not assume any obligation to update any of the information contained here. Always consult a CPA and/or an attorney on tax issues.

If you feel a little daunted by the way gold is taxed, don’t fret. You’re not alone. Gold is a unique investment. Like any investment, it’s subject to some pretty complex tax rules. Add in the many ways you can own it and the complexity goes up. Read More

11.01.16- Silver Price Forecast: Silver Is Looking Really Bullish In Dollars, Euros and Rands
Hubert Moolman

The South African Rand is often a leading indicator for where silver (in dollars) is going, as previously explained.

Furthermore, the chart of the silver price in rands can often provide very clear signals or patterns of what might happen to price.

Currently, the silver price in rands provides the clearest signal (in my opinion) that silver is going to go very high in price. The clear signal comes in the form of a flag-type formation. The price has already broken out of the line at the top of the flag, and is currently busy with a retest of the breakout area. Read More

10.31.16- The Vexed Question of the Dollar
Alasdair Macleod

There is little doubt that the rapid expansion of both dollar-denominated debt and monetary quantities since the financial crisis will lead us into a currency crisis.

We just don’t know when, and the dollar is not alone. All the major paper currencies have been massively inflated in recent years. With the dollar acting as the world’s reserve currency, where the dollar goes, so do all the other fiat monies. Until that cataclysmic event, we watch currencies behave in increasingly unexpected, seemingly irrational ways. The fundamentals for Japan are not good, yet the yen remains the strongest currency of the big four. The Eurozone risks a systemic collapse, overwhelmed by political and financial headwinds, yet the euro’s exchange rate has proved relatively impervious to this deep uncertainty. The British economy is strongest, yet sterling is the weakest of the four majors. Read More

10.29.16- How I Became a Gold-Bug
Hugo Salinas Price

My father was Hugo Salinas Rocha -"Salinas" was his father's surname, and "Rocha" was his mother's surname; the custom of using both parents' surnames is universal in Latin America. Father was a successful merchant in Mexico City, and in the 1930's he ran a store in downtown Mexico City. The store belonged to a company founded by his father, Benjamin Salinas Westrup and to the partner he took into the business, his brother-in-law, Joel Rocha Barocio; the company name used their initials: "SyR" (the "y" means "and" in Spanish).

I was born in 1932. As a little boy, I loved to play in my father's store after school hours, and one afternoon when I was perhaps eight years' old, one of the salesmen took two gold coins out of his vest pockets (men wore vests in those days). Read More

10.28.16- How Big Is Your Gold and Silver Picture?
David Smith

Whether you surf the Internet for information about the precious metals and mining stocks or receive newsletters by snail mail, you're exposed to predictions by all and sundry:

  • How high will prices go?

  • How long will it take?

  • Will they remain elevated if/when they reach record nominal and/or inflation-adjusted highs?

Truth be told, all of us are "inquiring minds who would like to know." We want to believe that someone somewhere can predict the future. So we seek out gurus who might have special knowledge that puts us on the inside track. Read More

10.27.16- The God of the Market
Jesse's Cafè Amèricain

“Since the earliest stages of human history, of course, there have been bazaars, rialtos, and trading posts—all markets. But The Market was never God, because there were other centers of value and meaning, other “gods.” The Market operated within a plethora of other institutions that restrained it. As Karl Polanyi has demonstrated in his classic work The Great Transformation, only in the past two centuries has The Market risen above these demigods and chthonic spirits to become today’s First Cause…Read More

10.26.16- Debt is the barbarous relic. Not gold.
Simon Black

“The first form of culture,” wrote historian Will Durant, “is agriculture.”

And he was right. When human beings discovered 10,000 years ago that the soil would provide more food than they could possibly eat, this changed everything.

For the first time ever, early humans could actually work WITH nature and reliably control their food production.

They were no longer dependent on unpredictable wildlife or the dangers of the hunt. Read More

10.25.16- Crossing the Border with Physical Gold
Rory Hall

“Joo can’t take eet weeth joo!”

After doing a search for “gold news” earlier today, the first story to come up was about an American smuggling 121 pounds of gold into Bolivia. That’s a lot of gold for an individual. 121 ounces is one thing, but 121 POUNDS – WOW, that’s impressive. The gold is estimated to be valued around $1.5 million U.S. dollars. The gentleman was also carrying “several pounds of silver.”

Of course, he is being treated like a “terrorist” or criminal, or being looked at in ways that are probably far removed from the truth. My guess, he is just a person trying to get his gold out of the U.S. and into a safer place. Unfortunately, it didn’t work to well. Then again, there could be a lot more to the story that hasn’t surfaced yet. Read More

10.24.16- The Final Bottom in Gold - WHEN
Przemyslaw Radomski

The big decline in the precious metals appears to already be underway (even though we are in a short-term corrective upswing) and it seems that gold will move much lower in the coming months even though it’s likely to move higher in the coming days. The big decline remains to be the most important development for gold and silver investors. Why? Because this decline’s end is likely to present the ultimate buying opportunity for precious metals and for mining stocks.

Before elaborating on this all-important issue, let’s briefly discuss the current events. The USD Index rallied yesterday and it moved higher also today, reaching its March 2016 high. Read More

10.22.16- Gold Doesn’t Care Who Wins The Election
Michael J. Kosares

Gold prices have enjoyed a hefty climb so far this year as the market continues to guess the pace and timing of the next U.S. interest-rate hike, but the battle for the U.S. presidency is set to take center stage as Election Day nears. And it doesn’t matter if Republican Party nominee Donald Trump or Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton moves on to be the next president of the United States—gold is likely to come out a winner, George Milling-Stanley, head of gold investment strategy at State Street Global Advisors.” –– Myra Saefong/MarketWatch/10-19-2016 Read More

10.21.16- Trump VS. Clinton-Who’s
“Better” For Gold?

Andrew Hoffman

I have been recording Audioblogs weekly for more than three years, 166 to be exact.  However, for the first time in memory, I’m taking the week off – as frankly, last night’s debate shook me so thoroughly, I need to control the emotional outpouring such free-streaming commentaries unleash.  As frankly, I’ve been working harder than ever to spread the words of truth, protection, and sensibility, and need to maintain my strength ahead of what I fear will be the most difficult times America, and the world, have faced in generations. Read More

10.20.16- Silver Prices in an Exponential Financial System
Gary Christenson

Our financial systems create exponential increases in:

  1. Debt
  2. Prices for stocks
  3. Prices for commodities
  4. Currency in circulation
  5. Prices for gold and silver

Why?  Fractional reserve banking, central banks creating more currency, and politicians who spend governments deeper into debt each year… but this article isn’t about why.

Student loan debt in the U.S. is about $1.4 trillion, auto debt is about $1 trillion, official national debt is nearly $20 trillion, corporate debt is huge and the list goes on.  Much of it will never be paid in current dollars.  Default will occur via repudiation or hyperinflation.  Look at the official national debt below: Read More

10.19.16- Ron Paul: Election is a tossup,
but bet on gold

Birch Gold Group

Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul recently weighed in on the upcoming Presidential election and the impact – or lack thereof – it will have on the economy. While Americans gauge which candidate might take better care of them, the former Congressman doesn’t believe that a win for either party will change things. In fact, he suspects that election-derived political uncertainty might pour over into the markets and make things worse.

“Nothing ever really changes regardless of which party wins. Governments keep growing, the deficits keep growing and the Fed keeps borrowing and printing more money,” said Paul. “I don’t expect a lot to change.” Read More

10.18.16- Gold: The Best Performing Asset of the 21st Century
Rory Hall

Had you acquired a 100 ounce bar of physical gold on December 31, 1999, your total out-lay would have been $29,025.00. The value of that same gold bar today would be approximately $132,800.00. That could easily pay off a mortgage, provide for a child’s college education, or buy a great many other items that would change the lives of most people reading these words. More than a 4-fold rise in the value of any asset over the course of seventeen years would be considered a winner. You will never hear anything like this on mainstream media, as they are too busy reminding you of how great those blips-on-a-screen are. Read More

10.17.16- More Good News For Gold Bugs: The Bottom Is Getting Closer
John Rubino

This year’s recovery in precious metals prices – and the sudden spike in gold/silver mining stocks – convinced a lot of people that a new bull market had begun. Last week’s brutal smack-down scared the hell out of many of the same folks.

In the latest gold and silver commitment of traders (COT) report, paper players made big strides in bringing the market back into balance — and setting the stage for an eventual rebound. Read More

10.15.16- The Gold Manipulators Will Be Punished
Egon von Greyerz

The selling of gold we saw last week was another desperate attack by the BIS and some central banks, together with the bullion banks, to manipulate the gold market lower. We saw over 40% of annual production of gold being sold last week which is 1,000 tons. The physical market continues to be strong which I will discuss further on.

Obviously, the sellers had no physical gold to sell so they conveniently dumped all this gold in the paper market. It would have been totally impossible for them to do this trade in the real gold market which is only physical of course. Western Central banks have no physical gold of any quantity to sell. This is why they must fabricate paper gold out of thin air in order to dump it in the market. Read More

10.14.16- Pre-1965 Silver Pocket Change Provides Investors With an Economic Future
Guy Christopher

Among all the choices you have for gold and silver bullion, genuinely historic metal is still around at reasonable prices. The runaway classic is ninety-percent U.S. silver coinage.

The lyrical ring of a handful of silver coins speaks not only to the history of the United States but also the entire heritage of sound money. Simply put, pre-1965 silver used to be called "pocket change." Everyone had some, saved some, spent some. Silver money was a natural part of everyday life. Read More

10.13.16- How to Play the
Biggest Bubble in History

Birch Gold

Market strategist and managing director at investment firm Old Mutual Global Investors Diego Parilla recently spoke about the dangers of bubbles and why we are currently facing one of unprecedented proportions.

“We are creating the biggest bubble in duration (with the debt markets) that we’ve probably seen in financial history,” Parilla warned, describing a “perfect storm” of events that several other market watchers have forecasted. The storm starts with artificially-inflated bond yields, followed by a spike in equity and credit risk as investors engage in something Parilla calls “the desperate search for yield”. By the time central banks step in and try to contain the situation, foreign risk might have already destabilized multiple fiat currencies. Read More

10.12.16- And You Thought
the Silver Market was Rigged

Dr. Jeffrey Lewis

We live in a world where the yield-starved and tech-savvy conspire in the basement of the underground and unaccounted. While the rise of Bitcoin and the explosion of alternative currencies may become the new scapegoat of behavioral finance, there is nothing quite like the reality of trickle down finance gone wrong.

Recently, EU officials called for putting safeguards on Internet currency. The European Banking Authority called on the EU to develop safeguards for trading platforms. They were also called to start groups to oversee each Internet currency to ensure that no individual can manipulate the integrity of a particular virtual currency scheme and its key components. In the meantime, banks shouldn’t buy, hold or sell virtual currencies. Read More

10.11.16- The Wolves Get the Golden Fleece as the Sheep Get Shorn One More Time
Bob Moriarty

Bob Moriarty of 321 Gold discusses how best to play the correction currently underway in the precious metals markets.

You would think that the flock of sheep listening to the wolves would eventually wake up and realize that they are going to get shorn again and then eaten. It happens the same way every time and the sheep fall for it once more.

Gold and silver topped in early July after a six-month rally. The XAU and HUI topped in mid-August after a 198% and 186% climb respectively since January. You would think that the sheep would wake up and smell the roses. It was a wonderful opportunity to take some money off the table. Read More

10.10.16- Saudi Threat to Crash Dollar Might Send a Shockwave Through Gold Prices
Birch Gold Group

In an effort to appease Saudi Arabian officials, Barack Obama recently vetoed a bill designed to allow relatives of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi Arabian government for its alleged involvement in the attacks. However, both Congress and the Senate quickly responded to override Obama’s veto, keeping the bill intact and making it law.

Since the bill’s inception, Saudi Arabia has threatened to leverage the U.S. debt it holds to attack the dollar in retaliation. Now there’s concern the country is ready to act on those threats. Read More

10.08.16- In Major Victory For Gold And Silver Traders, Manipulation Lawsuit Against Gold-Fixing Banks Ordered To Proceed
Tyler Durden

Back in April, precious metal traders felt vindicated when Deutsche Bank agreed to settle a July 2014 lawsuit alleging precious metal manipulation by a consortium of banks. As a reminder, In July 2014 we reported that a group of silver bullion banks including Deutsche Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC (later UBS was also added to the defendants) were accused of manipulating prices in the multi-billion dollar market. The lawsuit, which was originally filed in a New York district court by veteran litigator J. Scott Nicholson, a resident of Washington DC, alleged that the banks, which oversee the century-old silver fix manipulated the physical and COMEX futures market since January 2007. Read More

10.07.16- China’s Hidden Plan to Accumulate Gold
Jim Rickards

China wants to do what the U.S. has done, which is to remain on a paper currency standard but make that currency important enough in world finance and trade to give China leverage over the behavior of other countries.

The best way to do that is to increase its voting power at the IMF and have the yuan included in the IMF basket for determining the value of the special drawing right. Getting those two things required the approval of the United States because the U.S. has veto power over important changes at the IMF. The U.S. can stand in the way of Chinese ambitions. Read More

10.06.16- As Gold Crashes, Gartman Has A Theory What Is Behind It
Tyler Durden

When commenting on the biggest gold slam in 3 years, Dennis Gartman said that he has "wounds to lick and heal" adding "what can one say other than “We truly didn’t see that coming!” The light at the end of the tunnel was a fully loaded train heading right for us and we smashed into it! We were concerned and indeed we voiced that concern in our comments yesterday that $1305-$1310 in spot gold could be hit and that stop loss selling could follow hard upon. However, we actually believed that the follow-on stop loss selling would be far, far less severe than it proved to be. Read More

10.05.16- Gold vs. Paper: The Only Debate That Matters
Peter Schiff

While a record audience watched the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the sad truth is that the candidates differ very little on the issues that matter most. As president, both Clinton and Trump are likely to drive the country deeper into debt, expand government power, and further curtail individual liberty and economic freedom. Though we can vote against the candidate we feel will accelerate this trend, our votes may do nothing to change the direction we are headed.

But there is one vote that may actually make a difference. The real source of government power is its monopoly over money. Working hand and glove with the Federal Reserve, the Federal government has been able to finance permanent deficits by creating purchasing power out of thin air. Read More

10.04.16- America is on a slippery slope
Alasdair Macleod

It hadn’t happened before, at least not since US presidents started visiting foreign countries after the Second World War.

In early September, when President Obama landed at Hangzhoi for the G-20 summit in early September, the CIA security men were told in no uncertain terms by the Chinese that they were not in charge of landing arrangements, and that the President would disembark by the rear exit. It had the hallmarks of a calculated snub, as did the obligatory photograph of the world’s leaders, where the President was placed firmly on the far left, and not near the centre, which is customary. Read Mor

10.03.16- Silver is Getting Set for a Big Move Higher, Here's Why
Gregory Mannarino

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10.01.16- The Biggest Scandal
Theodore Butler

Certainly, any attempt to identify the most serious current financial scandal involves stiff competition and the need for objective measurement. Scandals have become almost commonplace and come in all varieties and sizes and vary in the degree of publicity they attract. But there’s a big difference between the scandals that create the most headlines compared to the scandals that financially damage the greatest number of victims. I would contend that the biggest scandal must be defined by the greatest financial damage to the most people and not the amount of publicity a scandal might generate. Read More

09.30.16- Going the way of the Denarius
Jeff Thomas

History repeats. (Or it rhymes, depending on your choice of words.)

Throughout history, there has been an extraordinary tendency for governments (and cultures) to follow similar paths. Even regarding eras thousands of years apart, we see people behaving in much the same way, over and over. This is particularly true in the case of “wrong moves.” Over and over, people and their governments make the same mistakes, seemingly never learning from past errors. Read More

09.29.16- Damage Control for a Horse with Two Broken Legs
Andrew Hoffman

Do you want to know why the Cartel was so hell bent on capping gold at $1,340/oz on Monday, in perhaps the most PM-bullish news environment imaginable?  You know, when Deutsche Bank was plummeting 9%; the Algiers oil meeting was on the verge of failing; and the stock market was plunging – albeit, by exactly the PPT’s “ultimate limit down” of 1%; ahead of the potentially status quo changing debate that evening?  Let alone yesterday, when DB plunged anew, and the Algiers meeting did in fact fail? Read More

09.28.16- How Constant Is
Gold’s Purchasing Power?

Koos Jansen

An often-perceived analysis in the gold community is that gold is the constant in our global economy. But is this true? Yes and no. Allow me to share my observations. Although gold has an exceptionally constant nature, and we have yet to see another currency that can compete with gold’s constant nature, the reality is, that there is no exact constant in economics. In any market all goods, assets, currencies, etc. continuously fluctuate in value relative to each other due to ever changing supply and demand dynamics. Having said that, in this post we’ll examine gold’s constant nature by measuring its purchasing power in the short (weeks) medium (years) and long term (decades). Additionally, we’ll compare our findings to fiat’s nature. Read More

09.27.16- How US States Can Pave the Way for Greater Use of Sound Money
Jp Cortez

Recognizing that the departure from gold and silver backing to our money has led to crushing debt and great financial instability, a few freedom-minded state legislatures have begun to consider how to defend themselves and their citizens. In particular, Utah has charted a path towards a widespread acceptance of gold and silver, declaring any gold and silver coins issued by the US government as legal tender in the state — and free from any taxation.

Even though laws such as Utah’s are just a small step in the right direction, they serve an important purpose because they encourage greater use of gold and silver as circulating media of exchange. Read More

09.26.16- U.S. Imports Record Amount Of Gold From Switzerland In July
Steve St Angelo

It seems as if the tide has changed as the U.S. imported a record amount of gold from Switzerland in July.  Normally, the flow of gold from the United States has been heading toward Switzerland.  For example, when the U.S. exported a record 691 metric tons (mt) of gold in 2013, Switzerland received 284 mt, which accounted for 41% of the total. Compare that to the paltry 3 metric tons of gold imported from Switzerland that very same year.

However, something has changed in the market dynamics as the U.S. imported a record 23.8 mt of gold from Switzerland in July: Read More

09.24.16- Gold Unleashed by Fed
Adam Hamilton

Gold surged sharply this week after the Yellen Fed yet again chickened out on raising its benchmark interest rate. Gold-futures speculators' irrational fear of Fed rate hikes has been a major drag on gold. And rate-hike risks just plummeted in the coming months, since the Fed can't risk acting heading into this year's critical US presidential election. So gold's next major upleg was likely just unleashed by the Fed.

Oddly, Wall Street's expectations for a rate hike at this week's latest meeting of the US Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee were surprisingly high. The interest-rate target directly controlled by the FOMC is the federal-funds rate. Commercial banks are required to hold reserves at the Fed. They lend these reserves to other banks overnight in the federal-funds market, at the FOMC's federal-funds rate. Read More

09.23.16- With Federal Reserve Uncertainty Out of the Way, the Gold and Silver Bull Will Now Resume
JS Kim

Last year, we were consistent in stating all year that every dip in the price of gold and silver assets was a trap and false buying opportunity that would just precede lower prices. This year, we’ve been consistent in our message that every significant dip has been a true buying opportunity and would precede strong rebounds in the price in gold and silver assets.  For example, on 25 August, we wrote a piece titled, “Don’t Worry. Falling Gold and Silver Prices Equals Big Opportunity”, and well before that, on 21 June 2016, we penned a piece titled “Three Charts that Show Much Higher Gold and Silver Prices are Still Ahead.” Read More

09.22.16- Silver Price Forecast: Higher Silver Prices For Many Years To Come
Hubert Moolman

In my previous article, This Confirms The Continuation Of Silver’s Rally, I highlighted how a Head and Shoulders Bottoming pattern on the silver chart suggested that the silver rally since the beginning of 2016 is likely to continue.

This pattern has now matured nicely, thanks to the retrace to the breakout area. Below, is a silver chart (all charts from tradingview.com), with that pattern and the retrace to the breakout area highlighted: Read More

09.21.16- Gold Becomes Elephant in the
Room For Investors

Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know delivers your weekly roundup of the top news stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold becoming the elephant in the room, another reason to be bullish on gold, and Guggenheim’s 18 karat toilet is now open to the public.

Is gold now the elephant in the room?

Kitco News’ Neils Christensen noticed an oddity while watching the coverage of CNBC’s Delivering Alpha conference: despite gold being up almost 25% so far this year, most speakers seemed to ignore the metal. Read More

09.20.16- Have Your Children Seen Your Gold?
Scott Schamber

We all want our children to grow up investing intelligently, protecting and preserving not only what we have passed on to them, but also what they’ve earned. We know how important having gold and precious metals in your portfolio is, but how do you convince them?

It’s impossible not to write about gold and/or precious metals without always wanting to remind the reader why you need it: as a hedge against fiat currencies, preserver of value, counter-weight to the markets, etc. There are certainly many reasons to own precious metals, and intellectuals much smarter than me have poured over those reasons again and again. Read More

09.19.17- The World’s Purest Silver Producer Just Made A Stunning Forecast: Gold Could Go To $8000 Per Ounce, Silver To $200
Mac Slavo

As stock markets around the world crashed in early January of this year amid panic selling, investors seeking safety began allocating their portfolios towards precious metals assets. While prices in almost every other asset class dropped precipitously, physical gold and silver, as well as the publicly traded companies that mine them, exploded to the upside. It was exactly the confirmation those on the sidelines had been looking for, as it proved that in the heat of crisis and confusion, money would flow to historical safe haven assets of last resort. Read More

09.17.16- This Month, History Says that
Gold Will Do This

Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know brings you the top news stories about gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold investors should prepare for the best month of the year, how to play the Fed’s rate hike bluff, and a California man finds gold nugget worth $70,000.

Ever since the early 1970s, gold has produced an average return of 2.2% in September compared to a combined average of 0.6% in the remaining 11 months. While the reasons for gold’s September spike aren’t fully clear, one thing is: After a couple of relatively flat months, owners of gold are entering what is historically one of the best months of the year for the metal. Read More

09.16.16- Precious Metals Entering, Stocks and Bonds Exiting Bull Market
Jeb Handwerger

A) Stocks have been in an uptrend for more than five years and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has more than tripled since 2008 lows.

B) I am concerned that these gains are overinflated and pumped higher through these policies of the Central Bankers and stocks are way overvalued and extremely overbought. Read More

09.15.16- Jim Cook Interviews Ted Butler
Theodore Butler

Cook: What’s happening in the silver market is hard to understand right now. Can you simplify it for us?

Butler: First you must understand the price of silver is set on the COMEX by two large opposing forces. On the short side are the big banks or traders led by JPMorgan. Four of these big traders are short 72% of the total commercial short position.

Cook: Isn’t that highly manipulative?

Butler: Of course, I think it’s grossly illegal, but the regulators sit on their hands. Read More

09.14.16- "Boom! End Game Nears As Central Banks Buying Up Gold Mining Companies!"
Jeff Berwick

When you watch mainstream media or listen to central bankers, gold is constantly deemed to be the redheaded stepchild of the investment industry.

Just that alone, is unbelievable, considering that gold has been one of the best performing investments of the 21st century.  On December 31st, 1999, gold closed at $290.25.  As of today it is trading at $1327.80.

That is a percentage gain in the last 16 years of 357%!  Compare that to the Dow Jones, which closed the 20th century at 11497 and currently is at 18085 for a gain of only 57.3%. Read More

09.13.16- Betting on Crazylegs in the Final Race
Jeff Thomas

Since the early 2000’s, I’ve been describing a coming economic depression that will dwarf the one that began in 1929. But, this is by no means guesswork or crystal ball gazing. Whenever a country (or countries) create debt that is beyond the level that they can ever repay, an economic collapse is a near-certainty. Today, many jurisdictions, particularly, the US, EU, UK, Canada, etc. have created debt that is far beyond anything the world has ever seen. This assures us that the corresponding collapse will be of epic proportions. Read More

09.12.16- Gold And Silver Are Money. Everything Else Is Debt. Globalist’s Biggest Scam.
Michael Noonan

Last week, in “Fiat ‘Dollar’ Says Gold And Silver Will Struggle,” we said the following: [See 4th paragraph]

Money does not exist in this country.  In fact, money does not exist anywhere in the world. What is money?  So few people know, and many who profess to know do not.  Money is a commodity with a recognized value. Gold and silver remain the last known standard of real money. Remember J P Morgan’s famous words: “Gold is money. Everything else is credit.” Read More

09.11.16- 15 Years Ago Today...
Karl Denninger

A band of muslim terrorists boarded aircraft in major American cities with murder and mayhem on their mind.

Their intent was to hijack the aircraft and use them as kinetic cruise missiles, their fuel as an incendiary bomb and the kinetic energy as the means of dispersal of same.  The persons inside were considered expendable, including themselves -- along with both passengers and crew.

Three such groups succeeded in hitting their targets.  The fourth failed because the passengers discovered the plot and decided that while they were nearly-certain to die, they were not going to do so quietly and allow the hijacker's plot to succeed. Read More


09.10.16- The (160 to 1) Gold-Silver Ratio Every Investor Needs To Know About
Steve St Angelo

According to my new research, there is a very important Gold-Silver ratio that every precious metals investor needs to know about.  While most precious metals investors are familiar with the Gold-Silver price ratio of 68/1 (presently) as well as the Silver-Gold production ratio of nearly 9/1 (2015), they have no idea about an even more important ratio that I will explain below.

Before I get into this important Gold-Silver ratio, let’s quickly examine some of the historic ratios listed above. Read More

Fiction, Fairy Tales, and Fiat
Guy Christopher

Do young Americans today know anything about economics?

No, they don't, according to a study during the 2016 presidential primary season, which says lots of other Americans don't either.

The survey found 58% of millennials favor government-run socialism (statistically 6 out of 10), while a nearly identical number (64%) don't want government interference in free markets.

The incompatible findings make no sense, unless... Americans aged 18-24 simply don't understand the real meanings of either concept. Read More

09.08.16- Gold’s Best-Kept Secret
JL Yastine

What a difference a year (and an extra $245 an ounce) makes…

At this time in 2015, with the price of gold nosing below $1,100, mining companies were in the last stages of the “Great Dividend Cut.”

Any free cash flow that a firm once had to pay a substantial dividend had long since dwindled to a trickle. Mining companies had shifted their focus to cutting costs, chopping debt and staying alive.

And now? Read More

09.07.16- “Gold Will Soar”: Fund Manager Warns Writing is On the Wall For the Dollar
Dave Kranzler

You saw how China treated Obama at the G20 vs. Putin. The writing is on the wall on the for the dollar and the U.S.

If the big Central Banks resort to more QE to keep everything from collapsing, gold will SOAR. If they don’t resort to QE, everything will collapse and gold will soar in a flight to safety…

In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary act.  – George Orwell Read More


09.06.16- Deutsche Bank Tries To Explain Failure To Deliver Physical Gold
Mark O'Byrne

The debacle involving Deutsche Bank’s failure to deliver physical gold from the Xetra-Gold exchange traded commodity (ETC) continued on Friday after a press release from Deutsche Bank. Zero Hedge covered the “non-response” from the beleaguered German bank over the weekend:

And so another non-response, because in the same press release Deutsche Bank both admits that it has an obligation to deliver the gold “as a matter of course”, and then tacitly confirms that it failed to do so, by first saying that it evaluates the “economic efficiency of physical delivery”. Read More

09.05.16- The Greatest Lie Ever Told
Ted Butler

The key factor in silver is the concentrated short position on the COMEX, which also happens to be the current key factor in gold. Not only am I convinced that the concentrated short position in COMEX silver is the central issue, I am also convinced that wider awareness of its existence will bring about a freeing of the silver price. If the growing numbers of those who’ve discovered the importance of the COT reports and market structure to the price of gold and silver take one additional small step and incorporate the concentration data in their thinking, I believe the impact could be profound. Read More

09.03.16- Fiat “Dollar” Says Gold And Silver Will Struggle
Michael Noonan

We are taking another look at the globalist-owned Federal Reserve and their totally fiat Federal Reserve Note, more commonly and inaccurately referenced as the “dollar,” which it is not and never was.  The fact that people in the United States continue to believe that the “dollar” is real and the Federal Reserve is a part of the US government speaks to how successfully the total Ponzi scheme perpetrated by the elites over the last century plus has fooled almost everyone.

Today, cash is barely 5% of “money” in circulation, and the bankers want to do away with even that paltry source in order to fully gain control over the financial lives of all citizens. Read More

09.02.16- 16 Tests to Spot Fake Silver Coins
J.D. Seagreaves

So long as counterfeiters can produce fakes for less than the cost of authentic silver coins, and so long as man’s nature is what it is, there will always be phony coins on the market. While the comparatively low price of the metal makes silver coins less susceptible to counterfeiting than gold, fraudsters can still make a bundle by passing off fake silver coins, minted with inexpensive base metals, onto unsuspecting buyers.

So how do you tell if a coin is genuine silver or a fake? There are several tests to which you can subject your coins. Some of them are potentially (or definitely) destructive, so they shouldn’t be used with collectible coins. Some tests are simple; others are complicated and require special tools. But no matter your budget, you should find at least some of the sixteen tests described below useful. Some of the tests are even fun! Read More

09.01.16- Why the Big Silver Short?
Dr. Jeff Lewis

The key to understanding where silver prices come from is the COMEX futures market.

It is undisputed that the 4 and 8 largest traders hold a massive paper silver short relative to all other commodities in it’s class.

And it’s obvious that they are not legitimate producers or users… 

(It is also worth mentioning that despite some of these shorts being held on behalf of a diversity of clients, the fact remains that the positions they control (as a whole) are manipulative based on concentration alone). Read More

08.31.16- The “Wildcards” That Will Push Gold Prices Even Higher
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know brings you the top news stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold to benefit from ‘wildcards’ in the economy, Fidelity continues to buy gold, and the yellow metal’s rally translates to increased scrap recycling.

Gold to benefit from all the ‘wildcards’ still at play
Despite a 50-50 chance for an additional Federal Reserve rates hike by year’s end, one notable economist sees gold continuing its rise thanks to multiple “wildcards” going into the next year. Read More

08.30.16- The Precious Metals Sector and the Fed
Clive Maund

Technical analyst Clive Maund reflects on how Federal Reserve statements may affect markets, and explains why he thinks the precious metals markets are due for a correction.

While the Fed is almost powerless these days, as it has succeeded in "painting itself into a corner," the markets still seem to think that its utterances are important and react, sometimes violently, to its apparent stance, or implied stance. For this reason we have to treat Fed statements as important, even though they really aren't. Today we have the Fed making pronouncements and the markets can be expected to gyrate around and react as usual. Read More

08.29.16- Making The Case For
$12,000 Gold & $360 Silver

Steve St Angelo

If investors decided to increase their gold and silver investments to equal the percentage in 1980, we would have the following:

Gold = $1,300 X 9 = $12,000

Silver = $18 X 20 = $360

Global Financial Assets are more inflated and propped up than ever.  According to the most recent figures published by The City UK Fund Report, total Global Conventional Assets under management topped $105 trillion in 2014.  That’s one hell of a lot of future PAPER CLAIMS. Read More

08.27.16- Final Catastrophe of the Currency System
Egon von Greyerz

The fate of the global economy was decided decades ago as deficits, debts and derivatives started their exponential growth and reached the time bomb phase that we are now in. This final chapter of this 100-year era will end in “a final and total catastrophe of the currency system” as von Mises succinctly articulated.

It started on Jekyll Island


It all started in 1910 when a few senators and bankers, led by JP Morgan, secretly met on Jekyll Island with the purpose to set up the Federal Reserve and so control the banking system. Thus, the Fed was a creation by private bankers and for the benefit of these bankers. Read More

08.26.16- Eight!

Today is the eighth anniversary of this blog, but as you know, last year I moved most of my activity to a subscription blog called the Freegold Speakeasy. Anyone can join, and a subscription is only about 60 cents a day, but for those of you who don't, can't or just plain won't pay for this stuff, I'm going use this anniversary post to give you a little taste of what you've been missing. ;D

One of the many topics I've been covering this year is GLD and its incredibly increasing inventory. If you didn't know, GLD has added 316 tonnes of gold to its inventory since January 1st. That's a third of its total, which currently stands at 958 tonnes.
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08.25.16- Why It’s Time to Go “Maximum Overweight” in Gold
Peter Krauth

Most American consumers do their banking with one or more of the 10 biggest U.S. banks, like Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) or Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), with more than $10 trillion in assets.

In any case, it’s safe to say few, if any, Americans bank with Raiffeisenbank Gmund am Tegernsee, a small co-operative bank outside Munich, Germany.

But now it’s vital Americans know what’s happening in the tiny bank with the big name. The European Central Bank’s negative rate on deposits has forced the small co-op to implement negative interest rates (what it creatively calls a “custodian charge”) of its own… on private clients. Read More

08.24.16- OFFICIAL STATEMENT: The U.S. Mint Has NOT STOPPED Production Of Silver Eagles
Steve St Angelo

According to the public affairs person at the U.S. Mint, the rumor that Silver Eagle production was halted due to lack of demand, is not true.  I have been receiving lots of emails on this issue, so I decided to pick up the phone and call Michael White, public affairs person at the U.S. Mint.

I have spoken to Mr. White several times over the past five years on different issues.  So, instead of going by secondary channels and the blog-sphere rumor-mill, I thought it best to get it directly from the source itself. Read More

08.23.16- The HUI is the New Gold and Silver Spot Price, Spot Price is DEAD!
Pining 4 the Fjords

The spot price for gold and silver is dead. We seem to have the makings of a major disconnect, and it is worth talking about:  the mining indexes are raging, while the spot price “markets” are looking more and more like the ugly step-sister nobody wants to dance with.

Billions of dollars are flowing into gold and silver miners, yet all the while PM “price” continues to lag, largely because it is set by the traditional flawed paper derivative dinosaurs.  Regardless of how or why this is occurring (deliberate plan or free market), one thing seems evident: HUI is the new Spot Price, and Spot Price is Dead! Read More

08.22.16- Gold Will Explode In Value Well Beyond What Jim Rickards Forecasts
Steve St Angelo

While Jim Rickards explains many reasons why it is important to own gold, he leaves out the most important factor.  Jim has become one of the more prominent names in the precious metals community due to his strong opinion on owning gold even though he worked on Wall Street (the anti-gold financial establishment) for 35 years.

Jim Rickards has written several best-selling books such as, Currency Wars, The Death Of Money and more recently, The New Case For Gold.  Rickards is a big believer in owning gold to protect against the collapse of the highly leveraged derivatives based financial industry. Read More

08.20.16- Here’s why silver is crushing gold — Pan American Silver CEO
Cecilia Jamasmie

2016 has been a good year for precious metals, particularly silver and gold, but when comparing the two of them the grey metal has clearly outperformed bullion — it is up 40% to date, while its sister metal has only gained about 28%.

Silver is up 40% to date, while gold has only gained about 28%.

For some such as Michael Steinmann, chief executive officer of Pan American Silver (TSX:PAA) (NASDAQ:PAAS) — the world’s second largest producer of the metal —, silver will continue to crush gold into 2017, partly thanks to its use in solar panels and electronics. Read More

08.19.16- Gold And Silver: Patience Required
Dave Kranzler

I wanted to share a discussion on the metals that I had with GATA’s Bill “Midas” Murphy this morning.  I had emailed him to ask him if he knew of any reasons the metals were getting slammed today because the dollar was down a bit, the economic reports were poor  and the stock market was selling off –  all three occurrences of which are precious metals-friendly.

As Bill suggested, silver is under more pressure today than gold, with JPM going all out to get the speculative traders to sell, which helps JPM push the price down.  If you look at short term chart, it would appear that silver is forming a head and shoulders “top” formation, something which JPM is trying achieve, as Bill correctly pointed out. Read More

08.18.16- If Silver Can Beat $21 & Gold $1365 – They will Break to the Upside
Franklin Sanders

Yea, buddy, that centralization’s a great idea! Just channel & funnel all your business through one central location & computer. Bang up idea.

Whoops. Maybe not. Delta Airlines suffered an outage last week that forced them to cancel over 2,000 flights. Delta pointed the finger at a power outage & Georgia Power, and GP in return pointed the finger right back at Delta.

Combined with a computer “glitch” at Southwest a couple of weeks ago that cancelled 2,500 flights, one begins to wonder if these are only random coincidences. Since corporations are as consistently given to lying as the yankee government & all its minions, I don’t risk the label “paranoid” by wondering if something else didn’t happen to these airlines? Were their giant central computers hacked? Read More

08.17.16- Cartel on the Precipice
Andy Hoffman

I have watched every tick of the Precious Metals market for 14½ years, since the fateful day in May 2002 when I bought my first 100 shares of Newmont Mining, en route to putting essentially all of my liquid assets into the sector.  Frankly, the 1% position I have taken in Bitcoin is as exciting as any development in my investment career – as until Bitcoin, I have not come across any asset class since 2002 worth investing in.  And by investing, I mean the classical definition of such, not today’s bastardized concept of speculating in overvalued assets based on the expectation of what Central banks and government manipulation operatives might do.  To borrow from Richard Russell’s lingo, I take big positions in primary trends I deem to have extremely high return/risk profiles.  And the more confident I am in such a trend, the more I invest.  Hence, my 1% position in Bitcoin, versus 90% in physical Precious Metals. Read More

08.16.16- Gold Buying Has Just Reached Record Levels
Birch Gold Greoup

With the yellow metal up in 2016 by over 20%, investors are scrambling to buy for themselves. Do you still have time to make the move too?

This week, Your News to Know brings you the hottest news involving the gold market and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold investment at its highest level ever, what is really behind the gold price rally, and the world’s oldest gold object may have been found in Bulgaria. Read More

08.15.16- The World’s Purest Silver Producer Just Made A Stunning Forecast: Gold Could Go To $8000 Per Ounce, Silver To $200
Mac Slavo

As stock markets around the world crashed in early January of this year amid panic selling, investors seeking safety began allocating their portfolios towards precious metals assets. While prices in almost every other asset class dropped precipitously, physical gold and silver, as well as the publicly traded companies that mine them, exploded to the upside. It was exactly the confirmation those on the sidelines had been looking for, as it proved that in the heat of crisis and confusion, money would flow to historical safe haven assets of last resort. Read More

08.13.16- Peak Gold –
Did Gold Production Peak in 2015?

Mark O'Byrne

‘Peak Gold’is happening which has important ramifications for the gold market and is another long term positive fundamental. This is why we were one of the first analysts to consider the peak gold phenomenon back in 2007 and 2008 (see here) and have considered peak gold frequently over the years.

One of the more astute gold analysts today, Frank Holmes also believes that peak gold is happening and may even have occured in 2015. Peak gold and the fact that total annual global gold production is likely to have peaked is an important supply side factor in the gold market. This is one of the bullish factors which will support prices and indeed should contribute to higher prices in the coming years. Read More

08.12.16- *Breaking: China & BIS Negotiating Deal to Settle Global Contracts in GOLD at $5,000/oz!
Jim Willie

The big US banks are dead, as in giant hollow reeds. Such has been the Jackass refrain for eight straight years. They are insolvent monsters and destroyers of wealth and capital. They are massive criminal enterprises. Events prove the case well. The Too Big to Fail policy has instead assured the wreckage and destruction of the USEconomy. Save the big banks, but ruin the capital base. The USGovt under the management of the banker cartel since the 9/11 event, which they orchestrated in a bold move, has systematically brought down the macro business sector, permitted the USDollar platforms to decay completely, and rigged the financial markets in every conceivable arena. Read More

08.11.16- Silver and Inflation
Roland Watson

In the course of writing a newsletter on silver and seeking new angles on the metal, it is necessary to maintain a wide array of datasets. Some of these I update on a weekly and monthly basis for subscribers, but I thought I would update one that gives us the very long term view on the price of silver.

First is the monthly chart on the price of silver since 1792. As you can see, the price of one troy ounce of silver remained remarkably constant for the first 175 years as silver remained under the firm control of Western governments. And for good reason as silver was recognized as a monetary metal constituting the metal of choice for most everyday commercial transactions. Read More

08.10.16- The global economy’s “perfect storm” that may send gold even higher
Birch Gold

As central banks around the world take more desperate measures to help their economies, one notable organization believes gold could soar.

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest happenings in the world of finance and the gold market. Stories include: Gold will benefit from a brewing economic storm, the recent missteps of gold bears, and what Trump voters and gold buyers might have in common. Read More

08.09.16- Gold Price $2,150 Or Bust
Mervyn Burak

My projection for gold a few weeks back to $2,150 is still not in any jeopardy of failure. There will be bumps along the way such as Friday’s decline, but these by themselves are not anything to worry about. So, when do we arrive at that price? Unfortunately my primary method of trying to gauge a price projection does not provide any time scale. Timing for such move is more determined by external events such as war and the like. It might also take a Clinton victory -- and all the debt that will follow to raise gold to unheard of heights. Who knows what event will precipitate a gold boom. Read More

08.08.16- The simple reason that gold is an “unabashedly strong buy”
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know delivers the hottest news stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Three conditions that could push gold past $1,400, a $230 billion man goes maximum gold, and the U.K. Royal Mint is making big money from the recent gold rush.

Three conditions that could push gold past $1,400

How much higher can gold go from its highs of the past month? According to several strategists, $1,400 per ounce is a realistic goal that might be reached sooner rather than later. Read More

08.06.16- Gold Stocks' Autumn Rally
Adam Hamilton

The gold miners' stocks have already enjoyed a phenomenal year, blasting higher with gold's new bull market. This sector's market-dominating performance has been amazing. Yet incredibly, the gold stocks are only now entering their strongest time of the year seasonally. Historically during bull-market years the gold stocks have enjoyed massive autumn rallies on average, starting right about now which is very bullish.

Gold-stock performance is highly seasonal, which certainly sounds odd. The gold miners produce and sell their metal at relatively-constant rates year-round, so the temporal journey through calendar months should be irrelevant. Based on these miners' revenues, there's no reason investors should favor them more at certain times of the year than others. Yet history proves that's exactly what happens in this sector. Read More

08.05.16- The Coming Global Silver Production Collapse & Skyrocketing Silver Value
Steve St Angelo

The global economic and financial system is in much worse shape than I originally thought.  New data and information suggest that the collapse will occur much quicker and with more dire results.  This will cause global silver production to literally fall off a cliff within the next decade.

Again, this is far worse than anything I imagined before.  As I mentioned, new information and data point to a rapid “Thermodynamic collapse” of the U.S. and Global Energy Industries.  According to Louis Arnoux, from his article, Some Reflections On The Twilight Of The Oil Age:” Read More

08.04.16- Something Strange is Afoot, U.S. Sees Massive Gold Inflows
Nathan McDonald

Well, well, well. Something incredibly strange is afoot. What exactly is happening is the million dollar question. Regardless of what it is, a shift has occurred that has shocked many in the precious metals community and has others scratching their heads in confusion.

Everyone knows that the West has been bleeding gold for decades, especially the United States, which has systematically been selling their citizen's true wealth and hollowing out the foundation of their financial system. Yet, a massive and dramatic shift has occurred. A massive amount of gold is flowing BACK towards the United States. Read More

08.03.16- Silvercrest Metals May Be The Stock Of The Year
Dave Kranzler

Silvercrest Metals was formed by the former management of Silvercrest Mines, which was acquired by First Majestic in 2015 for $154 million.   The primary property interest for Silvercrest Metals is the Las Chispas project.

Silvercrest’s trench samples showed the possibility of high grade silver mineralization on the property, which is believed to have historically produced about 120 million ozs of silver and 200k ozs of gold through 1930. Silvercrest confirmed the high probability of a prolific silver deposit with the release of its first drilling results: Read More

08.02.16- You Can’t Eat Gold!
Gary Christenson

I read that I can’t eat gold as I munched on my 401(k) sandwich and guzzled my IRA wine, which tastes like a cheap Chardonnay. For a side dish I ate blanched twenty dollar bills and consumed a chocolate money market for dessert.

Yes, I am kidding.

The point is that simple statements such as “You can’t eat gold” are a useless DISTRACTION. Read More

08.01.16- Platinum takes limelight from gold with best month in four years
Eddie van der Walt and Ranjeetha Pakiam

Palladium is also up in all but one of the past 17 sessions.

A surprise rally in gold and silver caught the eyes of investors in the first half of the year. Now, platinum and palladium are shining brighter.

Platinum is up 12% in July, putting prices on track for the best month since 2012. Palladium is even better, jumping 17%, the most since 2008. By comparison, gold added less than 2% in July as it lost momentum after gains in the first half. Read More

07.30.16- Japan Has Sent A Massive Monetary Shock Wave Across the Planet: “Will Create A Big Upward Price Adjustment In Gold And Silver”
Mac Slavo

In what appears to be a strategy designed to keep their financial system afloat when fiat currencies around the world collapse under the strain of trillions in quantitatively eased debt, the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) has now shifted their operations so that all trade settlements can be completed in physical gold. The move follows the opening of the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE), which is the East’s answer to decades of manipulated precious metals prices by a concentration of inside players. It’s an open secret that western central banks and cooperating financial institutions have controlled the price of gold for years. Read More

07.29.16- Silver - Once and Future Money
James Rickards

Before the Renaissance, world money existed as precious metal coins or bullion. Caesars and kings hoarded gold and silver, dispensed it to their troops, fought over it, and stole it from each other. Land has been another form of wealth since antiquity. Still, land is not money because, unlike gold and silver, it cannot easily be exchanged, and has no uniform grade.

In the fourteenth century, Florentine bankers (called that because they worked on a bench or banco in the piazzas of Florence and other city states), accepted deposits of gold and silver in exchange for notes which were a promise to return the gold and silver on demand. The notes were a more convenient form of exchange than physical metal. They could be transported long distances and redeemed for gold and silver at branches of a Florentine family bank in London or Paris. Read More

07.28.16- Central Banks Will Create A Historical Gold Rush
Egon von Greyerz

The central banks are leading the world into a black hole and have no idea what a disaster they have created. What initially seemed like a nice money spinner for the private bankers in 1913 when the Fed was set up has resulted in a $2 quadrillion (at least) monster that is now totally out of control.

Banks and central banks are experts at forging money Read More

07.27.16- The Big Short–Now the Big Long
Kal Kotecha PhD

We live in an era of fraud in America. Not just in banking, but in government, education, religion, food, even baseball… What bothers me isn’t that fraud is not nice. Or that fraud is mean. For fifteen thousand years, fraud and short sighted thinking have never, ever worked. Not once. Eventually you get caught, things go south. When the hell did we forget all that? I thought we were better than this, I really did.

The Big Short is turning into the Big Long and that is — being long on precious metals. The movie Big Short was based on a true story outlining two separate groups that understood the mortgage crisis and capitalized on it. How did they do this? Read More

07.26.16- Why a "Dollar" Should Only Be a Name for a Unit of Gold
Frank Shostak

Prior to 1933, the name "dollar" was used to refer to a unit of gold that had a weight of 23.22 grains. Since there are 480 grains in one ounce, this means that the name dollar also stood for 0.048 ounce of gold. This in turn, means that one ounce of gold referred to $20.67.

Now, $20.67 is not the price of one ounce of gold in terms of dollars as popular thinking has it, for there is no such entity as a dollar. Dollar is just a name for 0.048 ounce of gold. On this, Rothbard wrote, Read More

07.25.16- Is Gold’s Rally Far From Its Peak?
Birtch Gold Group

One bank that accurately predicted gold’s current rally is now forecasting that it could reach $1,500. Could they be right again?

Your News to Know brings you the hottest news involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: The bank that foresaw gold’s rally now forecasts $1,500 per ounce, why a 500% jump in gold prices isn’t far-fetched, and post-Brexit Britons warm up to gold as a safe haven. Read More

07.23.16- Get On The “Gold Wagon” To $10,000
Egon von Greyerz

Between 1999, when gold bottomed at $250, and the 2011 peak at $1,920 there was only one major correction lasting 8 months in 2008. The ensuing correction from the 2011 top at $1,920 of almost $900 seemed to take an eternity until it finally finished in December 2015. During those four years it was always clear to me that the uptrend in the precious metals was still intact although I must admit that I did not expect a correction of that duration.

But after a long life in markets, patience becomes a virtue that is absolutely essential. If your investment decisions are based on sound principles at the outset, there is no reason to change your opinion because the market takes longer to accomplish what it must do. Read More

07.22.16- One of the World’s Greatest Heists – A Jurisdiction Full of Gold and Trying to Change
Kal Kotecha PhD

During the reign of King Charles, a daring and dashing man by the name of Thomas Blood committed one of the most notorious heists in history.  He successfully infiltrated the Tower of London with a group of men with hidden weapons, and by ‘infiltrated’ we mean ‘was escorted in’ on the pretense of arranging to marry his (non-existent) nephew  to the daughter of Talbot Edwards, the Keeper of the royal jewels of England.  While he failed to escape with the jewels, it’s hard to say he was completely unsuccessful. King Charles was so impressed with him that he gave him a pardon and a place to retire on a plot of land in Ireland. Read More

07.21.16- Bob Moriarty Still Thinks The Miners Have Room To Run And Why He Likes Platinum
Ceo Technician

We had the opportunity to catch up with 321gold founder Bob Moriarty and pick his brain on where we are at in the mining cycle, what his favorite investments are right now, and several timely macro topics including the Turkish failed coup. As usual Bob didn’t pull any punches and got right to the point…

CEO Technician: We are in what is probably the strongest 5+ month stretch in history for the gold mining sector. Where are we at now and is the sector a bit overheated at this point? Read More

07.20.16- The Greatest Lie Ever Told
Ted Butler

Granted, if you are going to label something as the greatest lie ever, it must involve something important, both in substance and in terms of who told the lie. In this case, the lie involves what’s at the heart of the silver manipulation and happens to be the issue that I consider the key factor for its price. Importantly, the lie came from the federal regulator overseeing the silver market, the CFTC.  The good news is that you will be able to decide for yourself if my assertion is correct, given that the proof is nearly incontrovertible. The best news is that as the lie is more widely recognized, it should have a positive impact on the price of silver. Read More

07.19.16- The Day They Killed the Dollar
Bill Bonner

It was 113 degrees outside when we rolled through Baker, California, a few days ago.

We drove along in comfort, but our sympathies turned to the poor pilgrims who made their way to California in covered wagons.

How they must have suffered!

Hell with air-conditioning Read More

07.18.16- Negative Mainstream Media Articles on Gold and Silver Don’t Tell the Truth
The Daily Bell

NEW YORK, July 15 … Hedge funds and money managers again raised their net long positions in COMEX silver futures and options to fresh record highs in the week to July 12, as spot prices hovered near two-year highs, data showed on Friday. As gold’s safe-haven appeal waned, speculators cut their record bullish bets for the first time in five weeks and raised their net longs in copper, U.S. Commodity Futures For silver, it was also the fifth straight week of additions.  – Reuters Read More

07.16.16- The Fundamental Reason The Silver Price Will Explode Much Higher Than Gold
Steve St Angelo

Investors need to understand an important fundamental reason why the silver price will explode much higher than gold.  While many analysts state several reasons why silver will outperform going forward, I believe one vital fundamental factor is overlooked.

This critical factor is based upon a certain supply versus demand component of the gold and silver markets.  Actually, I came across this data while working on the research for a completely different article.  However, the more I compared the figures, the more surprised I was by the results. Read More

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07.13.16- Condition Red: Important Silver Threshold Line Broken… What Next??
Steve St Angelo

The important silver threshold line was broken briefly last week and continues to bump up against it in early trading today.  If the silver price closes above this threshold line by a significant margin, it could mean big trouble for the bullion banks who hold record silver short contracts.

I wrote about this in my article, WATCH OUT if Silver Breaks Through This Threshold Next Week.  The important silver threshold line is the 50 (MA), or what is known as in technical terms, the 50 month moving average line.  Because I used a 20 year monthly chart, the 50 (MA) line refers to the moving average in monthly terms.  If the chart is shown in weeks, then its a weekly moving average… and if it is a daily chart, then it is a daily moving average. Read More

07.12.16- Millennials Pay Rent By Selling Their Parents' Jewelry
Tyler Durden

With the market just shy of all-time highs, it would be reasonable for one to assume, looking at nothing else, that the American economy is wonderful. One may even wish to ponder the joyous thought of a younger generation living better than their parents. The problem is that the youth of America are saddled with debt and the university they took on the debt to attend left them with a lacking skill-set after graduation.

So what's an American youth to do? Aside from perhaps investing it in a Ghost Skyscraper. Read More

07.11.16- Gold And Silver – Be Afraid, At The Very Least Be Wary.
Michael Noonan

BREXIT opened a Pandora’s Box for the EU. Will the globalists shut it closed and then reseal it for generations to come?  Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark, but the stench emitting from Brussels  has been overpowering Europe.  People in the Western world are being manipulated each and every day by the elite’s mainstream press with everything that can be construed as potentially negative that stems from BREXIT as a scapegoat. Read More

07.09.16- The Tide is Turning
Ted Butler

The price fireworks over the July 4 holiday, particularly in silver, were met with an outpouring of commentary and renewed interest. Not only have precious metals prices soared to levels not seen in a couple of years, it’s hard for me to recall a time with more input from different voices. It’s also hard to believe that it was only six months ago that gold and silver were locked in nearly the opposite situation. So the obvious questions are what happened and, more importantly, what is likely to occur from here? Read More

07.08.16- DoubleLine's Gundlach: Gold remains best investment in 'shaky' world
Jennifer Ablan

Jeffrey Gundlach, the chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, said on Wednesday that gold remains the best investment amid fears of instability in the European Union and prolonged global stagnation, as well as concerns over the effectiveness of central bank policies.

"Things are shaky and feeling dangerous,” Gundlach said in a telephone interview. “I am not selling gold.” Read More

07.07.16- SILVER – Currency For Collapse
Ken Jorgustin

At the highest level, silver is used in industry, in jewelry, and as an investment (and/or wealth preservation). Together, these three categories represent more than 95 % of annual silver demand.

Silver has been used as a medium of exchange dating back to the earliest of records. It has always been considered to be a form of ‘money’. Even up until the late 19th century, most nations were on a silver standard as to their ‘money’, with silver coins making up the main circulating currency. Read More

07.06.16- Gold’s Shimmer Is Sign Of Dark Days Ahead
Rhett Grametbauer

Market watchers around the world are struggling to figure out what is happening in our global economy. We are swimming in news of Brexit opinions and terrorist attacks all in hopes of making sense of it all and keeping our heads above water, if not our investment portfolios. Drowning in an ocean of information, it is easy to miss the signal for the noise and a possible indicator of dark economic days ahead. Read More

07.05.16- Silver SOARS to $21, Forcing Bankers to Fight an Epic Battle
The Wealth Watchman

Remember how several months ago, I wrote a piece asking if silver’s moment had arrived?  In that piece, I cautioned at the time that silver hadn’t yet shot through important resistance points.  I said that $18 seemed the ‘line in the sand’ for our banking friends, and that when $18 was broken…it could lead to $20 very, very quickly.

Well, brothers: did I call it, or did I call it? Read More

07.04.16- Gold Prices: The Road To $10,000
AG Thorson

Anyone who follows my work knows that I've been hesitant to approve the December 3rd $1,045.40 low as the official 8-year cycle bottom. Nevertheless, the price of gold closed the second quarter (Q2) above my long-held benchmark (16-Quarter MA), reassuring me that the 4-year bear market in precious metals is over. Warnings were lifted. Consequently, gold prices have embarked on a journey that could result in $7,500 and even $10,000+ price targets. Read More

07.02.16- Gold And Silver Investors Smell Central Bank Blood
Dave Kranzler

The mainstream narrative that gold/silver moves inversely with stocks because the metals are a “risk off” trade has imploded. Since late January, when the S&P 500 began to “recover” from its 11% New Year’s plunge, the precious metals and the stock market have been rising in correlation, with the precious metals significantly outperforming the stock market since mid-February:

It’s clear that the Central Banks are desperate to keep the stock markets from plunging, despite the fact that the deterioration of economic and financial fundamentals globally – including and especially in the U.S. – has begun to accelerate. Read More

07.01.16- Making The Case For $12,000 Gold & $360 Silver

Global Financial Assets are more inflated and propped up than ever.  According to the most recent figures published by The City UK Fund Report, total Global Conventional Assets under management topped $105 trillion in 2014.  That’s one hell of a lot of future PAPER CLAIMS.

Unfortunately for most investors, the majority of these supposed assets will evaporate into thin air from where-ith they came.  Bubbles were designed for children to make and play with… not meant for adults to use in the financial industry. Read More

06.30.16- On The Cusp Of A Major Break Out
Avi Gilburt

I am starting this week’s update with a mini-rant directed towards the manipulation theorists. For years, they have complained that one of the facts supporting their market manipulation theories is the “overnight” drops we have seen in the market, so I would like to take a moment to address that.

First, does this not ridiculously assume that “overnight” is the same for traders of gold all over the world? (This is just another instance of how American manipulation theorists believe they are the center of the universe). Let’s also not forget that the market was within a correction, which means that “surprise” moves are often to the downside, just like in bull markets surprises come to the upside. But, no one seems to complain about it when it happens to the upside, do they? Read More

06.29.16- Will Gold Crash With The Dow…
Or Soar?

Jeff Thomas

In 2008, we projected that the crash in the market was in fact a mini-crash and that the day would come that a more major crash would occur - one that reflected the level of debt. In recent months, this prognostication has been gaining traction – that a second, more severe crash is inevitable.

There are two primary camps amongst economists with regard to the economic direction that a crash will generate – inflationists and deflationists. Read More

06.28.16- The World is Going to Pay for Brexit
Bob Moriarty

In a good way.

One of people’s favorite fantasies is to believe they are smarter than your average concrete block when we all know bricks appear brilliant compared to humans.

A few years back one of a hoard of new gold sites sent me an email pronouncing that they were having a price of gold prediction contest. They were going to those they considered the top 150 commentators have predict the price of gold at a point six months later. I puffed up at once realizing that at least someone in the world understood my brilliance. Actually I probably should have asked if I was #1 on their list or a fill in for #150 after five of their list had died in the last week. Read More

06.27.16- Gold and Brexit
Torgny Persson

In what was an extraordinary day for global financial markets, and a day which will no doubt become legendary and enter folk memory in the UK and elsewhere, the electorate of the United Kingdom voted 51.9 % to 48.1% to leave the European Union. As the first count results began trickling in during the very early hours of Friday morning London time from northern England constituencies such as Newcastle and Sunderland, the cosy optimism that had prevailed in the Remain camp became increasingly agitated as the voting majority swung to the Leave side and quickly snowballed, in what was a shock to many. Read More

06.25.16- Why gold may hit $1,500 by year’s end—and it’s not just about Brexit
Myra P. Saefong

Implications for currencies, central banks point to more gold rallies

Gold’s impressive rally Friday offered a taste of what may be in store for the precious metal, as some analysts say it’s just a matter of time before prices top $1,500 or even $1,900 an ounce.

Futures prices for the metal GCQ6, +4.43% soared by as much as $100 an ounce on an intraday basis Friday as the United Kingdom’s historic vote to leave the European Union sent investors scrambling for a safer place to park their money. Read More

06.24.16- What Is Money and How Does It Work? A Simple Explanation
Addison Quale

Gaining a clear understanding of the US monetary system and why gold is so important is no easy task. In fact, it is quite complicated. Even as economists from the much-vaunted Austrian School attempt to explain how exactly this system is so broken, a precise picture does not always emerge and readers can still be left scratching their heads.

For example, proponents of gold level a number of serious critiques against the US dollar monetary system. They say things like,  “Only gold is money. The US dollar is just a fiat-currency—a glorified IOU!” Read More

06.23.16- Here's How High Gold Is Headed
- Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst

Jeff Clark 

One of the worst things an analyst can do is make a prediction that includes both a price and a date. Odds are you’ll end up with egg on your face.

But one thing we can do is look at history. Today’s gold bull market won’t be identical to others in the past—but history does provide clues about how high the price might go based on prior trends.

By my calculations, there have been five gold bull markets since it was legal to own again in 1975. Here are the percentage gains of each, plus how long they lasted. Read More

06.22.16- The Silver Ruble Coin for Russia
Hugo Salinas Price

Europe - including Ukraine - is constantly bombarded with propaganda on the part of the US about the danger of "Russian Aggression".

The seed for the propaganda was provided by events in the Crimean Peninsula, after the US-led coup which ousted the elected President of Ukraine and installed a US-led puppet government. The people of Crimea did not regard the unelected government in Kiev as favorable to their interests, and in a peaceful vote decided to rejoin Russia, of which Crimea has been a part since time immemorial. This action on the part of Crimea, has been painted as "Russian Aggression". Read More

06.21.16- Gold Price: USD 65,000/oz in 5 years?

16 June 2021 is exactly five years from today. What will the gold price be on 16 June 2021?

Currencies are Worthless

As the world’s fiat paper currencies have lost 99% or more of their purchasing power over the last 100 years, its critical to understand that fiat paper currencies are not a suitable unit of account for accurately measuring prices.

In fact, gold is a far superior measuring stick of value than paper currencies. Read More

06.20.16- Insanity Is World “Norm.” Keep Stacking!
Michael Noonan

We know of no discernible line where stupid begins; for sure, it does not end.  There are two primary reasons for the never-ending goal of buying and holding physical gold and silver:

1. Both are the only valid form of money.  Yeah, yeah, anyone can argue sea shells, livestock, whale’s teeth, barter, any form of paper, etc, etc, etc, but none of them will fly now or even in the last century.  When all is said and done, throughout the history of mankind, gold and silver rule. Read More

06.18.16- Sprott Money News Weekly Wrap-up

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06.17.16- Intermediate Targets For Gold & Silver $1490 & $28
Jesse’s Crossroads

“The rate hike cycle has left the building.” - Jeffrey Gundlach

“Character is, in the long run, the decisive factor in the life of individuals and of nations alike.” - Theodore Roosevelt

The Fed has failed.   Death by serial policy errors and a credibility trap.  They are in good company with their peers.

The longer term implications of this are quite interesting, especially given the upcoming elections in the US, the bonfire of the vulgarities.  And globally, something as old as Babylon and evil as sin slouches towards the darkness and the death of reason to be born, again. Read More

06.16.16- What Happens When Big Money Moves Into Silver?
Steve St Angelo

The event that will transform the Silver Market is when BIG MONEY finally moves into the sector in a BIG WAY.  Even though the precious metals prices experienced new highs in 2011, this was due to only a small fraction of investor demand.  The overwhelming majority of investors were still in playing in the Stock, Bond and Real Estate Markets.

However, the time when BIG MONEY finally moves into the precious metals sector grows closer each day.  Michael Belkin discussed this in his recent interview on Kingworld News. Read More

06.15.16- Abnormal Risks Have Abnormal Consequences
Egon von Greyerz

Most people believe that the era we live in is totally normal. This is the case whether you live in a war-zone or in “Shangri-La”. It is the same with the economy. Everybody in the West today believes that stocks always go up and that property grows to the sky and that government bonds are the safest investment you can own. So these strong markets have been the norm for the average investor for the last 100 years. Everything they touch has gone up and any down move is only a correction. And so far investors have been right to stay in the market. Anyone who sat on a diversified portfolio of stocks, property and some bonds has made a massive fortune in the last hundred years. Very few skills in picking the investments were required. Read More

06.14.16- How to Grow Bullion
Larry LaBorde

With the zirp, (zero interest rate policy) savings and bonds are not paying any significant interest. In Germany some bunds are paying negative interest rates. Few stocks are paying big dividends and most pay none at all. Everyone is trying to find a decent return on investment without taking on too much risk. The old 5 ¼% savings account interest rates that never seemed that interesting in the past now look mouth watering.

One of the problems with precious metals has been the fact that they do not pay any interest or dividends. In today’s ZIRP market that is becoming less of a problem. However, some people have done quite well trading the gold to silver ratio. Read More

06.13.16- Massive Gold Investment Buying 2
Adam Hamilton

Gold’s strong gains so far this year have been overwhelmingly fueled by one dominant driver, massive investment buying.  After shunning prudent portfolio diversification with gold for years, investors are finally starting to reestablish those essential positions.  And since their collective gold holdings were so incredibly low heading into 2016, reflecting hyper-bearish sentiment, gold’s investment buying has only begun. Read More

06.11.16- Will I Ever Get Back to Even on My Nearly 100% Underwater Gold & Silver Position?
Silver Doctors

SD reader Dave writes:

I invested $20,000 in gold and $60,000 in silver bullion five years ago.  I was lead to believe they were going way up due to money printing and zero interest rates.  So far I am down nearly 100%.
All the fundamentals are right for higher prices but both metals have gone way down.
Can these prices go up without a complete collapse of the dollar? I figure I only have about 10 years left to live. Will I ever get even?  
Thanks,  Dave. Read More

06.10.16- The Case for Gold Is Stronger Than Ever
Dr. Ron Paul

Thirty-four years after its first publication in 1982, The Case for Gold remains remarkably timely. The Case for Gold is the minority report of the U.S. Gold Commission and lays out a thorough and comprehensive defense of sound money.

Today, The Case for Gold remains a timeless piece of scholarship, offering successive generations both a prescient warning and a path to sound currency and a stable U.S. dollar. Read More

06.09.16- Gold logs 3-week high as rate-hike fears subside, dollar weakens
Mark DeCambre

Silver books best daily gain in 8 weeks as analyst says metal could touch $20/oz. by year end

Gold futures on Wednesday finished at their best level in three weeks as the U.S. dollar weakened and fears of an interest-rate rise, which might diminish the appeal of the metal, faded.

August gold GCQ6, +1.34% gained $15.30, or 1.2%, to $1,262.30 an ounce, after seeing relatively tepid trade Tuesday as investors readjusted their expectations for rate increases in the wake of last Friday’s disappointing May labor-market report. The metal scored its highest close Wednesday since May 18, according to FactSet data. Read More

06.08.16- Gold – a reasonable correction?
Alasdair Macleod

Gold weakened during May by about $100, from a high point of $1300 to a low of $1200.

This, for technical analysts, is entirely within the normal correction zone of a third to two-thirds of the previous rise, which would be 84 to 167 points.

So the fall is technically reasonable, and doesn’t in itself signify any underlying challenge to the merits of a long position in gold. However, when looking at short-term considerations, we should look at motivations as well. And those clearly are the profit to be made by banks dealing in the paper bullion market, which they can simply overwhelm by issuing short contracts out of thin air. This card has been played successfully yet again, with the bullion banks first creating and then destroying nearly 100,000 contracts, lifting the profits from hapless bulls in the Comex market. Read More

06.07.16- Triple-digit silver prices coming

The head of a major silver mining company says he thinks we will see triple-digit silver prices in the near future.

Keith Neumeyer serves as CEO of First Majestic Silver Corp. The company ranks as the second largest silver producer in Mexico – the world’s leading country in silver production. Neumeyer told Bloomberg a major Japanese electronics maker approached the company last month seeking to lock in future silver stock.

This is a sign that supply concerns could significantly boost the price of the white metal – perhaps as much as nine-fold: Read More

06.06.16- Friday May Have Marked A Pivotal Turnaround
Michael Noonan

More reasons why owning gold and silver should be at the top of everyone’s financial survival list, current elite-abused [abandoned] supply/demand considerations aside not being a part of the reasons where reason is utterly absent.  Politicians have run amok.  The elites are driving world economies harder and faster into the ground.  Lies are the current political and financial currency, and the public seem not to mind. Read More

06.04.16- SRSrocco Report: Silver Will Move The Most of All The Metals
Steve St Angelo

The reason I believe the markets have been manipulated is because Wall Street and the U.S. government have bamboozled Americans as well other governments across the world by funneling their citizens money or funds into paper assets since the 1980’s.

This is where the majority of manipulation has taken place. Read More

06.03.16- Hidden in Full View
Theodore Butler

After studying the silver market closely for more than three decades, I find it nearly unbelievable that its single most important price factor is widely unknown. Admittedly, the vast majority of the investment world has little interest in silver and that’s unlikely to change any time soon. But under appreciation has its merits in the investment world. After all, silver does have a history of climbing in price higher and faster than just about any other asset and a multitude of factors now point to another massive price move higher ahead. Read More

06.02.16- Long Term Silver Bull Market Signal Falls Into Place
Roland Watson

As a newsletter writer who keeps an eye on the long term prospects for silver, there are a few indicators I follow which have proven reliable over the years past. When each indicator issues a buy signal in succession, the probability of a long term silver bull market increases and so does my confidence as a precious metals investor.

You will read various commentators who start pumping silver as soon as it makes a big move. That is not good enough if a reason is not given. We have seen big moves rise and fall these past five years, but none of them issued the buy signal that occurred yesterday in the silver market. Read More

06.01.16- The Arguments for Gold in 2016 That No One Should Ignore
Filip Karinja

A former IMF economist and a billionaire investor are touting gold over debt investments and the stock market. Are their reasons sound?

Kenneth Rogoff, former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kenneth Rogoff, recently penned a piece in which he recommended that emerging markets diversify their foreign exchange holdings away from the bonds of developed countries and into gold. One of Rogoff’s main reasons for the argument is that with interest rates at or below zero, there is little value to be gained in buying such assets. Read More

05.31.16- This Looming Issue Could Boost Both Platinum and Copper
Dave Forest

The world’s #1 producing nations for platinum and copper are facing a common problem this week. And latest developments suggest this issue could be a potentially explosive one. 

The challenge is labor negotiations in the mining sector. With both the world’s top platinum miner South Africa, and top copper producer Chile facing tough talks with strong local unions. 

South Africa’s powerful platinum mining group Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said last week it is beginning internal meetings as of last Thursday. Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05.23.16- Revenge of the Fundamentals
Keith Weiner

A Wake-Up Call

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

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

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

Filip Karinja

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Larry White

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

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

05.17.16- Silver Remains
the Cheapest Investment on Earth

Dave Kranzler

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05.16.16- Fresh Mainstream Nonsense on Gold Demand
Pater Tenebrarum

They Will Never Get It…

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

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05.14.16- The Golden Mean
Christopher Aaron

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

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

Bulls are expecting a skyrocket higher any day.

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

05.14.16- The Golden Mean
Christopher Aaron

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

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

Bulls are expecting a skyrocket higher any day.

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

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

Where The Price of Silver Is Going and Why

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

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

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

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

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

05.11.16- The Lies You Are Told About Gold
Avi Gilburt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

In 1967 the Jefferson Airplane sang:

“When the truth is found to be lies,

And all the joy within you dies…”

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

When the truth is found to be lies,

Confidence in currency dies. Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buyers Disregard Gold Prices

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moment of Clarity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

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

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

04.22.16- Silver: Not Time to Worry
Gary Christenson

As Bill Holter says,

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

From Steve St. Angelo:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This Could Reveal Where Gold Prices Are Going Next

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

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

04.13.16- Silver No Fly Zone
Captain Hook

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

04.12.16- The Precious Metals Conspiracy
Keith Weiner

Tricky and Dangerous Assumptions

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

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

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

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

04.09.16- Something Big Happened
In The Gold Market

Steve St Angelo

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

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

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

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

04.07.16- A crisis is coming…
Porter Stansberry

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

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

04.06.16- Fort Knox Paradox
Gary Christenson

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

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

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

04.05.16- Five Years – The Feedback
Ted Butler

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

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

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

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04.02.16- Silver Is Coiled Spring
Adam Hamilton, CPA

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

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

04.02.16- Silver Is Coiled Spring
Adam Hamilton, CPA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

03.29.16- Is The Pullback In Gold Over?
Dave Kranzler

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

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

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

03.26.15- Fiscal and Monetary Madness
Gary Christenson

Global Currencies Madness:

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

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

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

03.25.16- Five Years That Changed Silver Forever
Ted Butler

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

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

03.24.16- A Love Affair: India and Gold
David Chapman

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

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

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

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

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

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

03.21.16- Why Debt Is Not Money
Doug Casey

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

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

03.19.16- Shanghai Exchange Effect On Silver?
Michael Noonan

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

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

“Statistics can be used to say anything.”

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

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

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

03.16.16- Reviewing The New Case for Gold
Bob Moriarty

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

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

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

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

Desperate measures by the ECB

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

03.14.16- Will Gold Outperform Stocks?
Keith Weiner

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

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

03.12.16- Gold is the only sound money
Alasdair Macleod

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

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

03.11.16- Broken Bazookas!
Bill Holter

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

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

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

David Chapman

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

03.09.16- …Everything else is credit!
Bill Holter

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

03.08.16- Future Gold Prices
Gary Christenson

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

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

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

03.07.16- Gold And Silver – Charts Reviewed
Michael Noonan

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

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

03.05.16- Silver is Destined for Massive Gains
Nathan McDonald

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

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

03.04.16- What Is Copper Telling Us?
Dudley Pierce Baker

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

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


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

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

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

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

03.02.16- Russia becomes world's largest buyer of gold

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

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

A Sharp Move

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

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

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

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

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

02.27.16- The gold market is about to explode
Secular Investor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

02.22.16- Gold Costs 80 oz. of Silver
Keith Weiner

Soaring Ratio

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

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

Uncle McDuck has a speculator’s eyes… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

02.15.16- Gold outlook improves
Alasdair Macleod

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

02.09.16- They Broke the Silver Fix
Keith Weiner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Precious Metals Firm Last Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

01.26.16- The Coming Revaluation of Gold
Hugo Salinas Price

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

01.20.16- Post-ZIRP stock/gold era
Adam Hamilton

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

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

01.19.16- Gold Deficits and T-Bond Fantasies
Gary Christenson

Fantasy #1: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

01.15.16- Gold in 2016
Gary Christenson

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

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

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

01.14.16- The Chinese Silver Fox
Bill Holter

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

01.13.16- Eureka Moment
Theodore Butler

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

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

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

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

01.11.16- The Time of the Stackers
Jeffrey Bennett

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

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

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

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

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

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

01.08.16- Gold in 2016
Alasdair Macleod

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

01.02.16- Guernsey's Monetary Experiment
Louis Even

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

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

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

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

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

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