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By: The Gold Report and Casey Research - 15 October, 2010

Carlsbad is several hundred miles south of Sutter's Mill, but the experts and investors who gathered for Casey Research's recent Gold Summit were just as enthusiastic about the precious metal as the prospectors who headed into the hills back in 1849. The Gold Report took the opportunity to speak with some of the many experts on hand. Full Story

By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence LLC - 15 October, 2010

Gold’s relentless climb to new record highs is driving a renaissance of investor interest in junior gold stocks. This fascinating subsector amplifies investing’s usual risk-reward equation to breathtaking extremes. While the great majority of junior golds will end up worthless, the few that strike it big enjoy some of the largest gains ever seen in the financial markets. We’re talking 100x+ returns! Full Story

By: Deepcaster - 15 October, 2010

The ‘Ultimate Bailout” (AKA The $100 Trillion Cram Down) of which Chris Kitze speaks has already begun. As Graham Summers (Seeking Alpha, 9/28/10) pointed out recently “The Only Reason Stocks have Rallied this Month” (i.e. September, 2010) is that The Fed is juicing the Equities Markets with Massive Weekly POMO additions ($20 Billion in one week in September alone! e.g.). Full Story

By: John Browne, Senior Market Strategist, Euro Pacific Capital - 15 October, 2010

As the recession and resultant stimulus packages add to higher unemployment and increasing public-sector deficits, the government is seeking to boost the value of overseas earnings that are accrued by US corporations. To aid in this effort, the Fed is being pressured to erode the value of the US dollar, thereby making foreign sales more lucrative in nominal terms. But this form of stealth protectionism will fail just as surely as more overt trade barriers. Full Story

By: R. D. Bradshaw - 15 October, 2010

On Oct 4, 2010, Rothschild relative and key US manipulating agent Ben Bernanke spoke to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council on Fiscal Sustainability and Fiscal Rules. While not receiving wide media coverage, there was enough from the media to catch the attention of most Federal Reserve followers. Full Story

By: Richard Daughty, The Mogambo Guru - 15 October, 2010

My stomach was hurting, so I decided to take a little time off and soothe the old midsection with a few medicinal brews and a dose of pizza. The reason that my stomach hurt was because I had just read the stupidest economic essay, which was, unbelievably, penned by another lackluster university professor, and surprisingly printed by The Financial Times newspaper. Full Story

By: Rick Ackerman, Rick's Picks - 15 October, 2010

Stocks and bullion are moving so closely in-step these days that gold bugs may soon find themselves in the uncomfortable position of rooting for higher share prices. For many of them this will be quite a stretch, since gold and silver are popular now mainly because they’re regarded as hedges against the kind of economic disaster that would sink the stock market. Full Story

By: Mary Anne and Pamela Aden - 14 October, 2010

Gold's strength is unusual. Just when we thought that gold was taking a breather from its stellar rise, it quickly turned up. Gold has already surpassed its June record high. Its decline through July was moderate, giving up less than 8%, and this action is bullish. Someone is clearly buying up gold at every opportunity. Is it central banks, hedge funds, or nervous investors? We think it's all of the above. Full Story

By: Clive Maund - 14 October, 2010

Long time readers may recall that I lived in Copiapo, Chile for quite a while - 2 years to be exact, although I now live in the very different Lake District in southern Chile, near Pucon. With the eyes of the world suddenly on Copiapo and the nearby San Jose mine because of the sensational and unprecedented mine rescue, thousands of reporters have descended on the town, and are searching out every angle to this story. Full Story

By: radio.GoldSeek.com - 14 October, 2010

GoldSeek.com Radio Gold Nugget: Peter Schiff & Chris Waltzek Full Story

By: Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT - 14 October, 2010

Numerous recent busts (technology, banks, internet, oil, stocks, etc) have given rise to the principle of contrarian investing. Contrarians seek to buy when sentiment is bearish or when a market is completely ignored. They seek to sell when a market is overpriced or overvalued. The problem nowadays is that everyone has bubble fatigue. The herd seems to think that whatever rises is a bubble and will automatically go bust. Full Story

By: Richard Daughty, The Mogambo Guru - 14 October, 2010

Now that the federal government’s fiscal year ended on September 30 and they had to “square up” their accounting, we find some very interesting things, if you will forgive the use of the phrase “very interesting” when I should have used the more descriptive Poop In Your Pants Scary (PIYPS). Full Story

By: Julian D. W. Phillips, Gold/Silver Forecaster - Global Watch - 13 October, 2010

When George Soros stated that gold was the “Ultimate Gold Bubble,” we believe that he was not saying that it is now in a price bubble, but that it would one day get there. This is backed up by his accumulation of gold and gold shares since then. So we are not looking at a ‘gold bubble’ even with gold at this price. Full Story

By: Ira Epstein, The Linn Group - 13 October, 2010

The FOMC Meeting minutes released yesterday implied again that the Fed would provide added stimulus to the markets, when and if needed. While no time frame was provided the minutes in my opinion put the markets on notice that more help would be forthcoming….if and when needed. Full Story

By: The Gold Report and Tony Parry - 13 October, 2010

When Tony Parry, a senior analyst with Sydney, Australia–based Resource Capital Research, builds his long-term models for Australian junior gold companies, he's using a long term gold price of $900 per ounce. Tony thinks gold's fundamentals are weak and that fear is artificially propping up the price. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Tony makes the case for a lower gold price and tells us about gold companies Down Under. Full Story

By: Jeff Berwick - 13 October, 2010

What we are now witnessing is the collapse of the artificial central banking financial system and much like the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 90s we are now witnessing the collapse of the USA. The big difference between the collapse of the USSR and the collapse of the USA is that the US dollar is the reserve currency backing every fiat currency in the world today. Full Story

By: Bob Chapman, The International Forecaster - 13 October, 2010

The question keeps swirling around regarding the Fed and just how much Treasury paper they can buy from the market under current rules. Our guess is about $1.7 trillion. A good part of that may well be in notes, which will probably keep long dated rates low. On the other hand they may increase the current limit, and buy everything in sight. Full Story

By: radio.GoldSeek.com - 13 October, 2010

GoldSeek.com Radio Gold Nugget: Puru Saxena & Chris Waltzek Full Story

By: Michael Pento - 13 October, 2010

Currently, the 10-year Treasury yield is setting new lows on a daily basis. In the financial models all economists were taught at school, this would be an indication of an economy with low inflation expectations and a strong currency. But the dollar has fallen over 12% since June, and the price of gold continues to hit all-time highs. These results are completely antithetical. Bonds are flashing a warning sign of deflation, while gold and the dollar presage hyperinflation. Full Story

By: Przemyslaw Radomski - 13 October, 2010

We often field questions about the favorable entry point for long-term investments in gold. The answer is "now", as we do not suggest timing this correction with one's long-term capital. If one prefers to take the risk anyway and wait with the purchase for lower prices, we would still suggest purchasing metals with at least 2/3 of one's long-term capital and waiting to enter the market only with the remaining 1/3. Full Story

By: Dr. Jeffrey Lewis - 13 October, 2010

Our friends on the bond markets have put their money where their mouths are with huge positions made in the past few weeks on short term government debt, demonstrating the likeliness that the Federal Reserve will force quantitative easing round two and buy up billions—maybe trillions—of dollars of debt. Full Story

By: Richard Daughty, The Mogambo Guru - 13 October, 2010

Last week, bond prices were so high that a two-year government note yielded a miniscule 0.43%. To get more than one percent interest, you have to accept the five-year Treasury note yield of 1.32%. The ten-year yield? 2.60%. The 30-year long bond? A laughable 3.78%! Hahaha! This is insane! Full Story

By: David Galland - 12 October, 2010

The first thing to know about junior resource exploration stocks is that they are volatile. You can make 50% in a day, and you can lose 50% in a day. This is due largely to the fact that they tend to be thinly traded. Thus, a whiff of good news, or bad, can overwhelm opposing trades. In the absence of a countervailing bid, the stock can move sharply until it reaches the point that someone is willing to step up and take the other side of the trade. Full Story

By: Gary Dorsch, Editor, Global Money Trends - 12 October, 2010

Although the United States is still the world’s #1 economy, it’s increasingly feeling the heat of the Chinese dragon, breathing down its neck. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the US-economy was eight-times larger than China’s - a decade later the figure was down to three-times. China’s $5-trillion economy has eclipsed Japan, Germany, France and Britain, to become the second-biggest, after three decades of blistering growth, and is now within reach of overtaking the US within 10-years. With China’s economic growth rate at 10% and the US-economy struggling at +1.5% growth, - this long-term prediction doesn’t sound that far-fetched. Full Story

By: Stewart Thomson - 12 October, 2010

If you “have” to chase price, do it with the item that has yet to move. Do it with the item that stands to go to Pluto. That item is: Gold Stocks. There is a plethora of underpriced gold stocks sitting on the table, yet the gold community is surging into bullion. I see it as total madness. Full Story

By: Gary Tanashian - 12 October, 2010

To this point in the precious metals bull, the sector has been the home of we crackpots, malcontents and weirdos. Well get ready for company my friends, we are going mainstream. Faith in policy makers is seemingly being rewarded by asset appreciation and the herd may come to a point where it just can’t stand clinging to intrinsically worthless treasury bonds any longer. Volatility in many asset markets will almost assuredly accompany this desperation, and risk of reversal will be in play as well. Full Story

By: Chris Powell, Secretary/Treasurer, GATA - 12 October, 2010

Today's Financial Times carries an essay by former Federal Reserve economist and former assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary Edwin M. Truman headlined "America Should Open Its Vaults and Sell Gold." For years Truman has been turning up at the center of the gold price suppression scheme, but GATA and its supporters might agree with him in principle on this one, insofar as getting central banks out of the gold business is the first step toward a free market in gold. Full Story

By: David Coffin & Eric Coffin - 12 October, 2010

The topic on many minds was new all time high for gold’s price and the eve of new 30 year price highs for silver. One question was in regards to whether gold or silver was the better metal to be in. The answer mirrored our long standing take that silver is the yellow metal’s more price volatile cousin - silver may outperform gold but we expect those gains in conjunction with gold gains. Full Story

By: Warren Bevan - 12 October, 2010

I brought something to the attention of subscribers early this morning and it’s just too important to not bring to the general publics attention as well. First I have to say, this in no way has any effect on my long-term physical holdings of bullion. It WILL NOT be traded or sold for years to come. Full Story

By: Axel Merk - 12 October, 2010

Is the Federal Reserve (Fed) experiencing a midlife crisis? Ever since Fed Chairman Bernanke gave a speech in Jackson Hole, Fed behavior can be summarized as, well, bizarre. According to Bernanke, the market’s inflation expectations may be too low. Full Story

By: Toby Connor - 12 October, 2010

Lately I've been seeing quite a few analysts calling for a top in gold. I have to say these analysts don't really understand what's happening. If they did they would know that far from topping, gold is just getting started. Full Story

By: Richard Benson, SFGroup - 12 October, 2010

If what I read recently is correct, the cost of medical care linked to obesity in America is approaching $150 billion a year. (At least we’re not alone; worldwide, an estimated 1.6 billion adults are now overweight, and 400 million of them are classified as obese.) We have gone from “living off the fat of the land” to being “the land of the fat”. Full Story

By: Peter J. Cooper - 12 October, 2010

News that the Chinese Central Bank is tightening up its money supply sent Asian stocks tumbling last night as the rally on Wall Street also seemed to have stalled. The dollar gained and gold and silver lost a little of their recent strength. Full Story

By: Richard Daughty, The Mogambo Guru - 12 October, 2010

In my email I got a forwarded essay titled “Profit from the Collapse of Debt-Fueled Growth” by a guy named Jim Quinn. It was immediately interesting to me, as I am a guy whose natural lazy and greedy nature makes me instantly attracted by things that start out with the word “Profit,” especially if the word “Easy” is also included. Full Story

By: Rick Ackerman and Erich Simon - 12 October, 2010

Our far-flung correspondent Erich Simon say’s he’s ready to throw in the towel on his short-the-world stock portfolio, for which he has used the shares of Best Buy as a proxy. He is starting to see massive, inverted head-and-shoulder patterns forming in the Nasdaq, and maybe even the Dow. A hallucination, of course. Or is it? In the commentary that follows, we’ve allowed Erich to vent frustrations that some readers will undoubtedly share. Full Story

By: Julian D. W. Phillips, Gold/Silver Forecaster - Global Watch - 11 October, 2010

In the U.S. gold markets investors can buy the shares of gold mining companies, get options to buy these shares, buy the Indices that track these shares, buy gold coins, gold bullion, buy the shares of gold Exchange Traded Funds, buy gold futures through COMEX and more still. Indeed the variety of different types of investment channels and their markets leads you to believe that the U.S. must be the heart of the world of gold. In terms of volumes of money that surely must be the case. This would be true if they all affected the gold price directly. Do they? Full Story

By: Captain Hook - 11 October, 2010

Little doubt can exist US central planners intend to go the full nine yards in attempting to overt a repeat of Japan over the past twenty years. We know this because the Fed told us in it’s last meeting it’s prepared to do anything to avoid such an outcome, which for them means they are willing to turn the screws on the printing presses without limit. Full Story

By: Dr. Ron Paul, U.S. Congressman - 11 October, 2010

Last week we received worse than expected unemployment numbers, challenging recent claims that the recession has come and gone. Also, as the economy continues to suffer the after effects of the Federal Reserve-created bubbles of the last decade, there is renewed interest in gold. Full Story

By: Chris Mack with Lorimer Wilson - 11 October, 2010

Something has drastically changed in the silver market. The banks that once controlled the price of silver are now closing positions at a loss. The commercial shorts have begun to bleed money – and when blood spills sharks will circle. Hedge funds and traders that never even thought of silver before will begin to squeeze the shorts. If the big banks don't quickly regain control of the silver market they may lose it forever. Full Story

By: Hubert Moolman - 11 October, 2010

Let’s start with a big picture view. Below is a long term Dow/gold ratio chart. As you can see on the chart, it has just been one-way traffic the last ten years, with the ratio moving down from almost 45 to about 8.16. It seems that the next temporary stop might be between the 4 and 6 level. I have previously written how the 10 Dow/gold ratio level has been a pivot point back all the way to 1930. Full Story

By: Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital, Inc. - 11 October, 2010

Much of the content of the latest Fed statement, released on September 21, echoes the central bank's previous post-credit crunch pronouncements: there is still too much slack in the economy, interest rates are still going to be near-zero for an "extended period," and the Fed will continue to use payments from its Treasury purchases to buy yet more Treasuries. Full Story

By: Peter J. Cooper - 11 October, 2010

The failure of the IMF meeting at the weekend to do anything meaningful to head off a currency war between the indebted countries that want to devalue away their economic problems and the creditor nations that lose if they do leaves the forex markets facing a currency war. Full Story

By: Howard S. Katz - 11 October, 2010

For several years, we have watched as the precious metals markets have told us of a truly amazing advance. Since their lows in the last century, both gold and silver have multiplied by a factor of more than 5. Both metals have traced out powerful up trends with repeated bullish chart patterns. And now we know the answer why. Full Story

By: Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. - 11 October, 2010

However, if we take a longer-term look, we can see that these trends date back decades, with the turning point the severing of the dollar's last link to gold in 1971. This is the event that set up the explosion of government growth, of credit addiction across the population, of massive malinvestment in housing and many other sectors, of the gutting of American savings, and, most seriously, of the loss of freedom to the national security state. Full Story

By: Merv Burak, CMT - 11 October, 2010

Is it the economy, is it world tensions, who cares, the precious metals just keep on going higher and higher. Where they will stop nobody knows. But they will stop sometimes. Tomorrow or next year, that’s the question? Full Story

By: Rick Ackerman, Rick's Picks - 11 October, 2010

Take a look at the graph below if you think the central banks have things under control. The chart shows the yen’s relentless rise since summer, punctuated by a single, nasty plunge on September 15. That was the day the Bank of Japan intervened in the currency markets for the first time in six years, prompted by concerns that the yen’s steep rise would hurt Japan’s export-based economy, and by the fact that the yen had recently spiked to a 15-year high versus the dollar. Full Story

By: radio.GoldSeek.com - 10 October, 2010

1st Hour:
Headline news & the Market Weatherman Report.
Spotlight Stock Picks.
Host Chris Waltzek & Bob Chapman, The International Forecaster discussion and answer listener's questions.
2nd Hour:
Chris Powell, GATA.org
Harry S. Dent Jr., Great Depression Ahead Full Story

By: John Mauldin, Millennium Wave Advisors - 10 October, 2010

To ease or not to ease? That is the question we will take up this week. And if we do get another round of quantitative easing (QE2), will it make any difference? As I asked last week, what if they threw an inflation party and no one came? We will take as our launching pad today's unemployment numbers, which serve to demonstrate just why the Fed may in fact be ready for some monetary shock and awe. Full Story

By: Bob Chapman, The International Forecaster - 10 October, 2010

In spite of the disinformation, misdirection and outright propaganda the economy is faltering without the addition of stimulus and quantitative easing. The benefits of inventory accumulation over the past 17 months, which accounted for 60% of the strength in the economy is at an end. We either get more stimulus either governmental or from the privately owned Fed or growth is going to continue to drop. Full Story

By: Gary North - 10 October, 2010

Ben Bernanke gave a grim speech on October 4. It did not get media attention. That was because it was so grim. It was on the looming fiscal crisis of the Federal government. There will be no easy way to avoid it, he said. Congress has to decide what spending to cut. This means that Congress must decide which special-interest groups to alienate. Then it must decide which taxes to raise. Whose ox will get gored? Full Story

By: Przemyslaw Radomski - 10 October, 2010

The lines are drawn, the cannons are loaded - the currency war has begun. The opening shots have already been fired with the biggest battles still ahead. This is a superpower currency shoot-out with other counties trying to avoid getting caught in the cross-fire. Each nation is taking unilateral actions to defend its economy from the other in an escalating battle over the value of the world's key currencies. Full Story

By: Richard Daughty, The Mogambo Guru - 10 October, 2010

Japan has taken an interesting approach to preventing people from accumulating so much debt that they default; The Wall Street Journal reports that Japan has a new law “restricting total loans from all lenders to one-third of a borrower’s income.” Hmmm! Criminal penalties for accumulating too much debt? Wow! Full Story

By: Warren Bevan - 10 October, 2010

The metals corrected slightly this past week and look about ready to put on hold, their runs higher. Don’t worry though, it won’t last long. They always do that about halfway through their moves higher, and strangely enough, it’s always about this time of year. Full Story




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