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By: Jim Willie CB - 25 April, 2014

Systemic failure and its pathogenesis have been over 50 years in progress, with countless events. The origin is found with the cabal murder Kennedy, but the climax finale will be found with the Saudi Petro-Dollar rejection and the arrival of Eastern gold-backed currencies. The pathogenesis is fierce, vicious, multi-faceted, coordinated, enforced, unstoppable, destructive, vile, with many unfortunate aspects and facades. The extreme vulnerability of the financial crime syndicate can finally be seen, the symptoms obvious. If somebody had asked Greenspan in 1995 whether the day would ever come when the US Federal Reserve would install Zero Interest Policy and keep the 0% rate in place indefinitely, then install Quantitative Easing and keep the bond monetization in place permanently, approximately 0% of the experts would say the day would arrive. Full Story

By: Steve St. Angelo, SRSrocco Report - 25 April, 2014

The figures are out and it looks like the United States exported a record amount of gold to Hong Kong in January. Not only was this a one month record... it was a WHOPPER indeed. Last year, the U.S. exported a total of 215 metric tons of gold bullion to Hong Kong. This was not the total amount of gold exported to Hong Kong as some smaller quantities of Dore' and precipitates made their way into the country as well. Full Story

By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence - 25 April, 2014

Gold’s sharp selloffs since mid-March have been mostly driven by American futures speculators’ heavy selling. These traders dramatically slashed their long bets on gold while ramping up their shorts. The resulting deluge of supply flooded the market and temporarily overwhelmed demand. But intense bouts of gold-futures selling quickly burn themselves out, and today’s is waning. Thus gold’s upleg is due to resume. Full Story

By: Chris Powell, Secretary/Treasurer, GATA - 25 April, 2014

Britain's Financial Conduct Authority has begun observing the London gold fixing process, Bloomberg News reports today in a story appended here, and Bloomberg even acknowledges, if only in the briefest way, that the London gold fix price is "used" by central banks. Unfortunately Bloomberg does not yet seem to have inquired into just how and why central banks use the London fix. Full Story

By: - 25 April, 2014 Radio Gold Nugget: Eric Sprott & Chris Waltzek Full Story

By: Alasdair Macleod - 25 April, 2014

Gold is now extremely oversold, with emotional opinion in paper markets unanimously bearish. Traders tell us the 200-day moving average is well and truly broken and the next support level is $1260. However, when gold broke down through the $1280 level yesterday it rallied sharply to test the $1300 level in a one-day spike reversal. Full Story

By: Dr. Jeffrey Lewis - 25 April, 2014

Silver and gold price sentiment is an unmentionable reflection of the desires of central banking, backed by a currency enforced by decree. Real price discovery is the forbidden yet beating heart of darkness - where few are willing to travel. Full Story

By: Andy Sutton - 25 April, 2014

What do the national debt and a designer Hepatitis C drug have in common? This question actually spans two areas near and dear to my heart: economics and medicine. What I’m going to be covering this week is something that I feel is going to be part of a growing trend in America over the coming decades. You see, too many – myself included for quite a while – were asking the wrong questions. Many still are. We shouldn’t be asking what we can do, conventionally speaking, to pay off the national debt because it cannot be done. Full Story

By: Ira Epstein, The Linn Group - 24 April, 2014

Gold bulls have a lot to consider; given the poor reaction gold is having to the Ukrainian situation and slowdown in the Chinese economy. Last night the US announced that it is sending paratroopers for training exercises to Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. The amount of troops is small, approximately 100 to each country. The announcement both of this and counter announcement by Russia today that said that any attack on pro-Russian protesters will be interpreted as an attack on Russia has moved gold….barely. Full Story

By: - 24 April, 2014

Mr. Cahill was previously Vice President Corporate Development of Pelangio Exploration Inc., a junior gold exploration company active in Ghana, West Africa. Prior to Pelangio, Mr. Cahill was a lawyer in the M&A and corporate securities practices at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. At Davies, he advised on public and private transactions valued at over $15 billion, including Barrick's acquisition of Placer Dome in 2005. Full Story

By: David Chapman - 24 April, 2014

The Japanese bear market is 24 years old and counting. To put that in some perspective, the Dow Jones Industrials (DJI) topped in 1929 and it took until 1954 a total of 25 years before the DJI finally took out the 1929 high. Given the TNA remains down 63% from its all-time high, the odds of it taking out that 1990 high any time soon appears to be low to nil. Of course, miracles do happen. Instead of rallying, the TNA appears to be rolling over. The monthly (long-term) trend remains in a bull mode but the weekly (intermediate) trend is flashing sell. Full Story

By: Dennis Miller - 24 April, 2014

Optimal diversification: We all want it. Diversification is, after all, the holy grail of portfolio management. Our senior research analyst Andrey Dashkov has said that many times before, and he echoes that refrain in his editorial guest spot below. Full Story

By: Casey Research - 24 April, 2014

Here’s a startling fact most investors have never heard: During the last financial meltdown in 2008, when the U.S. economy was on the brink, Russian leaders met with China to persuade them to dump the dollar – and destroy the world’s reserve currency. Before they could act, the Fed pumped over $700 billion into the economy and delayed their day of reckoning. Still, the threat remains. China holds over $1.2 trillion in U.S. debt today. And with their Russian allies, they could drop the dollar at any moment. Full Story

By: Paul Shaefer - 24 April, 2014

You love the pretty yellow metal, and you can't get enough of it. But, you also can't think of very many ways to cram it into your investment portfolio. Fortunately, this isn't a real problem. In fact, the only real problem you have is over-concentration. Pick one or two buys and then diversify out of precious metals for your long-term financial health. Full Story

By: GoldCore - 24 April, 2014

Momentum is a powerful force and trend following traders and algorithms could push gold lower. Thus, there remains the possibility of further weakness and gold testing its big level of support above $1,180/oz. Having said that the geopolitical backdrop of increasing tensions over Ukraine between Russia and western powers and indeed between China and Japan is gold supportive. As is the still robust physical demand especially from China and Asia. Full Story

By: Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT - 23 April, 2014

The bottoming process for gold and silver shares has been arduous as they’ve oscillated back and forth for almost a year. We noted a month ago that the failed breakout in March was strong evidence that an interim top was in place. Heading into this week it looked like the miners would fall further before finding support. However, over the past two days the sector clearly reversed its short-term course. For now this appears to be a rebound from an oversold bounce. Full Story

By: Casey Research - 23 April, 2014

“I think we are in the early stages of the end of the West,” says Jeff Opdyke of The Sovereign Investor in an eye-opening new documentary from Casey Research called, “Meltdown America.” This free, 28-minute video gives you a sober look at the coming collapse of the United States, the most indebted nation in the history of the world. You'll see why stock market crashes, rampant unemployment, and widespread poverty are only the beginning. Full Story

By: Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA - 23 April, 2014

Yesterday’s price action in the precious metals market might seem perplexing to some investors and there’s good reason for it. Gold declined, but silver didn’t, and mining stocks actually managed to rally more than 1%. Let’s take a closer look. Full Story

By: Nick Giambruno, Senior Editor, International Man - 22 April, 2014

When I hear about strategies that purport to legally allow US citizens to avoid having to pay income taxes, the first thing that usually comes to mind is that it is some sort of cockamamie scheme. This is because the US government is no slouch when it comes to shaking down its citizens for every penny. The mind-boggling spending on welfare and warfare policies necessitates this. It would be dangerously foolish in the extreme to think you could slip one past them. Full Story

By: Graham Summers - 22 April, 2014

The Keynesian economists managing or advising the world’s Central Banks have always averred that they could pull us out of the weakest recovery in the post-WWII era if they were allowed to have their way. Their “way” involves rampant debt monetization, also called Quantitative Easing or QE. Indeed, the primary argument from the Keynesians as to why QE has thus far failed to generate a rip-roaring recovery is that none of the QE programs in place were large enough. Full Story

By: Stewart Thomson - 22 April, 2014

In many countries, inflation is beginning to creep higher. Please click here now. That’s the Australia CPI (Consumer Price Index), courtesy of Trading Economics. The next report will be released today. Note the recent jump in prices. It comes as the Western economic recovery enters a more mature stage. Full Story

By: GE Christenson - 22 April, 2014

Silver has had three bad years while the S&P has had 5 good years. It is time for both markets to reverse. Examine the following graph of Silver versus the Silver to S&P ratio. It tells me the ratio has returned to levels seen in 2008 and that the ratio follows the price of silver. This is interesting but not that helpful. Full Story

By: Dennis Miller - 22 April, 2014

Having a good, balanced portfolio means having an investing strategy that brings healthy returns while protecting your nest egg from risk. The best possible way to protect any portfolio is by diversifying. It seems like a mantra to many, but many have never explored how diversification can protect them based on possible, hypothetical situations. We explore that and prove out, once again, that the best way to avoid catastrophic losses is by putting your eggs in many baskets. Full Story

By: George Smith - 22 April, 2014

If you were asked how we should go about achieving real economic growth throughout the economy rather than just certain sectors of it, what would you suggest? Would you revisit the Keynesian toolbox and call for a really, really big stimulus instead of just another really big one? Would you impose more controls on business, especially the financial sector? Some people want to revive Glass-Steagall, the gem from the Depression era that was abandoned in 1999 — sound good to you? Full Story

By: Peter Cooper - 22 April, 2014

What on earth is the crisis in Ukraine really all about? Those were not pro-Russian separatists in action in the Crimea. They are mainly Russian security forces. Now we see similar things happening in eastern Ukraine. What about the shooting at the weekend that is jeopardising the recent peace deal. Who did that? Full Story

By: Laurynas Vegys, Research Analyst - 21 April, 2014

Today I want to talk about crises. Two of the most notable ones that have been in the public eye over the course of the past 6-8 months are obviously the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. The two are very different, yet both seemed to cause rallies in the gold market. Full Story

By: The Gold Report - 21 April, 2014

Willem Middelkoop and Terence van der Hout of the Netherlands-based Commodity Discovery Fund believe that when the world's reserve currency is reset away from the U.S. dollar in the next decade, gold prices will rise and mining equities will follow. Van der Hout and Middelkoop tell The Gold Report that by focusing on producers, near-producers and turnaround stories, they plan to capitalize on the opportunities in North America, Africa and beyond. Full Story

By: Gary Tanashian - 21 April, 2014

The above CoT graph clearly shows that gold has declined as the structure improved (red arrows). It then bottoms with the circled extremes and rises in conjunction with a degrading structure (green arrows). Gold is still on its journey toward bottoming. Full Story

By: Clive Maund - 21 April, 2014

In the context of the magnitude of the rally from the December lows that preceded it, gold’s reaction from its March highs, see 1-year chart below, seems like a reasonable correction, although there have been some factors indicating that this is not a normal healthy reaction, such as the high downside volume, particularly in stocks. Full Story

By: Steve St. Angelo, SRSrocco Report - 21 April, 2014

There is an insidious Dark Side to the silver mining industry that goes unnoticed by the majority of investors and analysts. Actually, I haven't come across one mining analyst who puts out comprehensive data on this very subject for the silver mining industry. Full Story

By: JS Kim - 21 April, 2014

In Part 2 of my series about the wealth-destructive misanthropic power of banker controlled HFT algorithms, I will link the revelations in Part 1, “The One Revelation About HFT Programs That Truly Scares Bankers”, to the fact that bankers use HFT algorithms destroy everyone’s wealth, regardless if you invest in stock markets, gold and silver markets, real estate markets or F/X markets. In Part 1 of this series, some pointed out that the crimes bankers commit in suppressing gold and silver prices with illegal deception schemes they build into their HFT algos is small relative to the dollar numbers associated with the crimes they commit in stock markets. Full Story

By: Frank Holmes - 21 April, 2014

Over the last month the energy sector has outperformed the market, and as you can see in the chart below, has done so by 6.5 percent. Year-to-date the sector is beating the S&P 500 Index by over 3 percent. In a spectacularly performing market during 2013, energy lacked some of the incredible performance seen throughout the other sectors, but recently it has turned up, catching the attention of the market yet again. Full Story

By: Rambus - 21 April, 2014

In today’s Weekend Report I’m going to post a ton of charts so you can see what I’m seeing and why the Kamikaze Portfolio is fully invested in the 3 X short the precious metals complex etf’s. Before we look at the charts we need to discuss why it’s so important to hold your ground during this impulse move lower. I don’t know how many times its been posted at the forum but the great trader Jessie Livermore said “The real money he made was identifying the big trend and SITTING TIGHT!!!” Full Story

By: - 20 April, 2014

The head of Euro Pacific Capital and Euro Pacific Gold Fund (EPGFX) says that our officials want us to believe that inflation is essential for economic welfare. Not so says Peter Schiff, falling prices lead to improved living standards; low price levels were instrumental to the American economic success story of the last two centuries.
Retirement Specialist and Editor, Dennis Miller insists that gold investors take steps to fund their retirement by adding the other safe haven investment to their portfolios: bonds. He highlights two bond funds, including one high yield fund to improve diversification of assets, the hallmark of investing success. Full Story

By: Michael J. Kosares - 20 April, 2014

Under normal circumstances, I might let a rutty headline about gold in the Financial Times pass without much notice. I say “rutty” because the Financial Times has long been stuck in a rut as one of the principle apologists for Keynesian economics — big banks, big deficits, big governments and powerful central banks. It doesn’t think much of gold enthusiasts and gold enthusiasts do not think much of it. (Although I still read it every morning.) Full Story

By: Peter Cooper - 20 April, 2014

Last week a report from the World Gold Council suggested that around 1,000 tonnes of gold is being used as collateral in Chinese commodity financing deals that would be unwound if the shadow banking complex was to collapse. Not surprisingly news of such a supply overhang depressed the gold price. Full Story

By: Chris Powell, Secretary/Treasurer, GATA - 20 April, 2014

The March edition of the London Bullion Market Association's magazine, The Alchemist -- presumably named for the ability of LBMA members to turn gold into paper -- carries a long defense of the daily London gold price fixings against complaints that they are likely manipulated by their participating bullion banks. Full Story

By: Michael Noonan - 20 April, 2014

W D Gann has long been recognized as an astute market trader, and followers of Gann have been trying to figure out his genius. The best way to describe how he made so many successful market calls is, in a word, astrology. Having died in 1955, we did not know him, but we were fortunate enough to have met and befriended his assistant, Robert Courter. He, too, has since died, but he confirmed what many who study Gann know, that William Delbert Gann was an extraordinary astrologer, exceptional. Full Story

By: Warren Bevan - 20 April, 2014

Volatility reigned supreme again this past week as many stocks look to have put lows in now just as earnings season is really heating up. Lots of big companies are reporting in the weeks ahead and could move this market and stocks higher if earnings are good. At least I hope that’s what happens. We’re still mostly in a cash position with a few trades here and there but we should be able to pick up quite a few stocks this coming week with so many lows now in. Full Story

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