Why Gold And Silver?

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To paraphrase JP Morgan’s (the man) 1912 testimony to Congress: “Gold is money, everything else is credit.”  JP Morgan, 1912 The question you’ll need to answer for yourself is “what alternatives are there for big investments right now?” The stock market, residential real estate market and bond markets have been inflated into bubbles of historic… Read More

A Modest Proposal For Price Discovery In The Silver Market

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We know that price discovery is impossible until the paper exchanges in NYC and London blow up. Or is it? There’s plenty of above-ground silver around the world. Yes most of it is “spoken for” by the owners of that silver. Silver producers can’t produce enough silver to satisfy demand at the current price. Just… Read More

The iShares Silver “Trust” Is Likely A Fraud $SLV

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Those of us who read the original filings for both GLD and SLV were shocked that the Prospectus for each was certified by the SEC. The legal loopholes embedded in the legalese were wide enough to drive a fleet of Class-8 trucks through lined-up side-by-side. For just one example out of many, see this for… Read More

Silver, SLV And Shell Games

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Many of you are familiar with the shell game street-scam, most  commonly encountered in NYC, crafted to fleece money from unsuspecting tourists.  As it turns out, it’s quite probable that the silver and gold bar custodial business is likely one big shell game. “If the above 14 ETFs see continued investment inflows, they will all… Read More

Can The Big Silver Shorts Be Squeezed?admin

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Unfortunately, unless the physical market can be squeezed, at some point the bullion banks like JP Morgan and HSBC – with help from the Central Banks and the BIS – will be able to regain their grip on the pricing of gold and silver using derivatives – paper gold and silver. I hope this latest… Read More

Remember This Friday The 13th – Americans Are More Optimistic About The Stock Market Than They Have Ever Been Before

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Happy days are here again for the U.S. economy – at least temporarily. On Friday, U.S. stocks hit another brand new record high. It seems like we are saying that almost every day lately, and most investors are absolutely thrilled by this seemingly endless surge. Global stocks are surging too – today world stocks hit a new record high for the 4th consecutive day in a row. But of course it isn’t just stock prices that are rising. As the week ended, pretty much everything was up, and we also got some good news about consumer sentiment. According to the new University of Michigan survey that was just released, U.S. consumers are the most optimistic about the economy that they have been since 2004…
The consumer sentiment index, a survey of consumers by The University of Michigan, rose to 101.1 in October, far ahead of the 95 economists polled by Reuters anticipated.
“Consumer sentiment surged in early October, reaching its highest level since the start of 2004,” Richard Curtin, chief econ..

Mainstream media acknowledges China will likely compel Saudi’s to sell oil in RMB, causing major hit to dollar and Petrodollar

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In an interview on CNBC on Oct. 11, economist Carl Weinberg told the business network that China is going to compel Saudi Arabia to sell them their oil in the Yuan currency, which will have a serious consequence to the dollar and the Petrodollar system.
Beijing is likely to “compel” Saudi Arabia to sell crude oil in yuan, and others will follow, according to the chief economist and managing director at High Frequency Economics Carl Weinberg. This will hit the US dollar, he says. In an interview with CNBC Weinberg said China has become a key player in the oil market since overtaking the US to become the world's largest importer. Saudi Arabia has “to pay attention to this because even as much as one or two years from now, Chinese demand will dwarf US demand,”Weinberg told the media.
“I believe that yuan pricing of oil is coming and as soon as the Saudis move to accept it — as the Chinese will compel them to do — then the rest of the oil market will move along with them,” he added. A..

10 Year Government Bond Yields

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Country Yield Switzerland -0.52 Japan -0.08 Germany -0.08 Netherlands 0.027 Denmark 0.052 Finland 0.057 Austria 0.107 Sweden 0.119 Belgium 0.128 France 0.144 Czech Republic 0.310 Ireland 0.421 Latvia 0.549 Lithuania 0.550 United Kingdom 0.569 Taiwan 0.645 Slovenia 0.744 Spain 0.942 Hong Kong 0.955 Canada 1.025 Norway 1.026 Italy 1.113 South Korea 1.422 United States 1.553… Read More