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By: Chris Powell, GATA - 14 November, 2019|
If you want to know which investment houses have been getting the infamous "repo" loans from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in recent weeks, as GATA has wanted to know, you'll have to wait two years, according to a letter received from the bank today in response GATA's request for the information.
The delay, the New York Fed's letter says, is authorized by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Perhaps more interestingly, the New York Fed's letter, signed by Corporate Secretary Shawn Elizabeth Phillips, contends that the bank is exempt from the federal Freedom of Information Act but tries to comply with its spirit. Full Story
By: Michael J. Kosares, USA Gold - 13 November, 2019|
Likewise in Argentina, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and Vietnam, physical gold was a safe haven and financial insurance for those that had the foresight to held it. Gold fulfilled its role of saving for those who had held it, a role that fiat currencies utterly failed in. Gold also played the role of medium of exchange in all of these situations, when trust in paper currencies had died.
The causes may differ – hyperinflation, death of paper currencies, economic mismanagement, capital controls, wars – but the outcome is always the same. People and economies instinctively turn to the ultimate asset gold as a safe harbour in times of crisis and emergency. Because only gold persists as a store of value and is trusted as a medium of exchange. Gold allows choices that are not available to those who do not hold gold. In crises, only gold provides economic freedom and liberty.
By: Chris Powell, GATA - 13 November, 2019|
In a letter dated November 1 and made public today, the U.S. representative, Alex W. Mooney, Republican of West Virginia, commends Barr for the Justice Department's recent criminal prosecution of manipulation in the monetary metals futures markets. But Mooney calls attention to the explosion in use of a mechanism called "exchange for physicals" for settling metals futures contracts in the United States, a mechanism that, Mooney contends, may pose "some danger of a systemic issue" if, as seems to be the case, those settlements are being transferred to European markets. Full Story
By: Clint Siegner, Money Metals - 12 November, 2019|
The futures markets are used by institutions to punish investors for doing the right thing.
That isn’t to suggest investors ought to surrender and be herded by the bankers and bureaucrats into the dollar and other favored assets. But they will need to be prepared for artificial volatility in hard money alternatives.
Don’t forget, these people are definitely not our friends.
By: Clive Maund - 11 November, 2019|
I will start this expose of what is really going on in Chile by pointing out that as I have lived there for the last 14 years, I am well placed to talk about it. I am aware that the truths that I am going to set out here may upset more than a few people, but if things are ever going to get better you have to begin by accepting reality, and the reality of the situation in Chile, which has seemingly gone from the most developed and prosperous country in South America to just another failing banana republic is what will be addressed here.
Geographically and physically, Chile is a beautiful and diverse country. It is some 5000 Kms long and has almost every variety of climate, topography and vegetation you can find on the planet apart from tropical rainforest. The problem is the people. Full Story
By: John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline - 11 November, 2019|
Freight Volumes Plummet
“An Ugly Battle”
Philadelphia, Dallas, and ??? Full Story
By: Clive Maund - 7 November, 2019|
Well, what a shame. Just when the survivalists had got their hopes up that they would actually be able to start using their vast stores of canned and freeze dried foods and unload some of their ammo magazines on waves of zombielike starving hordes lurching forwards relentlessly towards their bunkers, along comes the Fed and inaugurates QE4. QE4 has been launched in an almost clandestine manner, scarcely mentioned in the MSM, and started with a whimper rather than a bang as the Fed raced to plug the dyke when the repo market threatened to lock up a few weeks ago – but it’s nothing a few billion or trillion of freshly printed money can’t fix.
By: Gary Christenson, The Deviant Investor - 7 November, 2019|
Politicians, individuals and corporations will borrow and spend, debt will increase, and bankers will devalue dollars.
Prices for most goods and services, including trucks, cigarettes, rent, political payoffs, hospital bills, and food will rise. Computers and televisions will be exceptions.
Gold prices will rise. Silver prices will rise rapidly since they have been more repressed.
Regardless of Trump tweets, off-and-on Chinese trade deals, QE by whatever name, recessions, and bailouts… debt and prices will rise.
By: Craig Hemke, TF Metals - 6 November, 2019|
Last week, we wrote about the pending price correction in COMEX gold and silver due to the extreme level of futures contracts issued by the market-making Banks. With price getting smashed thus far this week, it's time to explain again the dynamics of this tried-and-tested price manipulation technique.
First of all, understand that the alchemy of " gold price exposure" was created in 1974 for the express purpose of managing price in lieu of physical metal supply. The London Gold Pool had collapsed in 1968, and Nixon had suspended the dollar's convertibility into gold in 1971. Absent new physical sources to control price, investment products were soon created as vehicles for the purpose of siphoning off physical investment demand. See this..
By: Frank Holmes, US Funds - 5 November, 2019|
In a September report, the World Gold Council (WGC) pointed out that some investors are underexposed to gold. The gist of the study is that investors may assume they have adequate exposure to gold because they’re invested in a fund that tracks a broad-based commodity index. The problem with this assumption is that most major commodity indices have a relatively small weighting in gold, and so their gold exposure is much smaller than they realized.
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