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By: Chris Powell, Secretary/Treasurer, GATA - 10 January, 2014

Gold researcher Koos Jansen, a citizen of the Netherlands, discloses today that the Netherlands Central Bank is refusing to make public its correspondence with other central banks, and particularly the U.S. Federal Reserve, involving monetary gold and particularly the monetary gold of the Netherlands supposedly vaulted with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Full Story

By: Peter Spina, President, CEO of GoldSeek.com & SilverSeek.com - 10 January, 2014

In 2009 SilverCrest Mines (TSX-V: SVL | NYSE MKT: SVLC) managed to finance the construction of its Santa Elena silver-gold mine at a time when money was scarce and investors skeptical. Today, life is even tougher for mine developers, but Silvercrest hasn't forgotten the lessons it learned in the lean times as it works to steadily but cautiously expand its precious metal operations in Mexico. Full Story

By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence - 10 January, 2014

Despite its miserable 2013, latent investor interest in silver remains strong. This manifested in robust worldwide demand for physical silver driven by its lower prices. The hidden strength in silver was also evident in the holdings of its flagship ETF, which held steady in defiance of plummeting silver prices. SLV’s massive bullish divergence reveals big dormant silver investment demand ready to be unleashed. Full Story

By: Rambus - 10 January, 2014

In Keeping with a Theme here at Rambus Chartology lets look in on the complex game being played on the Chess board that is the Precious Metals Market. Tonight I would like to show you some charts from the bull and bear side of the equation for gold. This is called an inflection point where the precious metals complex can move either way and establish some sort of short to intermediate term move. A lot of these charts you have seen before. Lets start with the bearish charts for gold which there are a lot to look at. Full Story

By: Deepcaster - 10 January, 2014

The evidence that a Cartel (Note 1) of Central Bankers and Allies has been suppressing the Prices of Gold and Silver (so as not to have A Real Money Competitor, to their Fiat Currencies and Treasury Securities) has been building for years. Full Story

By: radio.GoldSeek.com - 10 January, 2014

GoldSeek.com Radio Gold Nugget: David Morgan & Chris Waltzek Full Story

By: Dr. Jeffrey Lewis - 10 January, 2014

It is natural for observers to break down complex topics into manageable or useful sound bites or chunks. It not only makes it easier to digest, but also helps serve any biases. But when it comes to perception of the markets and the proper assessment of risk, it is imperative, however tedious, to step beyond the noise. This is especially true when it comes to managing wealth. Full Story

By: Clif Droke - 10 January, 2014

A number of hedge fund managers have already begun to make waves at the start of the New Year. In this commentary we’ll look at a couple of areas where hedge funds have taken big stakes and which could have major repercussions in the year ahead. Full Story

By: Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA - 10 January, 2014

Summing up, looking at the current situation in gold and silver, we see that the medium-term trends remain down and the outlook for both remains bearish. However, on a short-term basis we can expect to see a temporary move higher. In case of gold, it doesn’t seem that the yellow metal will move above $1,250, and even if that happened, it would not be likely to move above $1,285 and change the medium-term trend. Full Story

By: radio.GoldSeek.com - 9 January, 2014

GoldSeek.com Radio Gold Nugget: Harry S. Dent Jr. & Chris Waltzek Full Story

By: George Smith - 9 January, 2014

We read about inflation not being a problem in today’s world, meaning that prices are not yet high enough to stir revolt among voters. The word “inflation” is almost always taken to mean price inflation, at least since the end of World War II. According to this view, inflation is well-contained if prices are relatively stable and low. Monetary inflation, or increases in the money supply, is generally ignored unless price inflation becomes an issue. Full Story

By: Alasdair Macleod - 9 January, 2014

There are two main indices tracked by commodity tracker funds: the S&P-Goldman Sachs Commodities Index and the Dow Jones UBS Commodities Index. According to S&P Indices (which manages both), total assets estimated at $155bn track these two indices, of which $75bn tracks the former, and the balance of $80bn the latter. Both indices are rebalanced in the first two weeks of January starting last Wednesday, and according to an S&P press release, this will lead to $1.1bn extra being invested in gold contracts. Full Story

By: Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT - 9 January, 2014

We’ve recently written quite a bit about the current technical situation in precious metals as well as the current bear market compared to past bear markets. Thus we’ve neglected sentiment somewhat. This is a good time to examine sentiment as the sector appears to be bottoming or trying to emerge from a bottom. Full Story

By: Dennis Miller - 9 January, 2014

In this modern world, 3-year-olds can typically navigate iPads and/or other techie gadgets. Instead of lugging backpacks full of books to school, they simply take their tablets with them and read their books on them. While they may be learning their three Rs, what they are not learning is as important. Schools do not teach children how to save, live within their means, and invest money; and neither do iPads. Here are some tips on how to teach them. Whether you are a parent or grandparent, it's worth the read. Full Story

By: Gary Dorsch, - Editor, Global Money Trends - 8 January, 2014

For the Nasdaq-100 Index, the Bull market turned five years old in November. Wall Street hopes the hard-charging Nasdaq Bull - that has more than tripled investors’ money since Nov 2008 is still in good enough shape to keep the gains coming in Year Six. Many Main Street investors are still wary of the “Least Loved” Bull market, - and they’ve missed out on the money minting rally. Since the turnaround began on March 9th, 2009, the S&P-500 index has chalked up gains of +175%, - ranking it as the fourth longest bull market of all-time. In cash terms, the US-stock market has generated $13.5-trillion in paper wealth. Full Story

By: Graham Summers - 8 January, 2014

In the 1960s every new $1 in debt bought nearly $1 in GDP growth. In the 70s it began to fall as the debt climbed. By the time we hit the ‘80s and ‘90s, each new $1 in debt bought only $0.30-$0.50 in GDP growth. And today, each new $1 in debt buys only $0.10 in GDP growth at best. Full Story

By: The Gold Report and Paolo Lostritto - 8 January, 2014

Deflation, inflation and reinflation all play into scenarios for the gold price and precious metals equity markets, as outlined by Paolo Lostritto, former director of mining equity research at National Bank Financial. How to play good defense in this unusual market? Great management teams and other factors can satisfy investors with more appetite for risk, says Lostritto in this interview with The Gold Report. Full Story

By: Clif Droke - 8 January, 2014

Stocks sagged on Monday as the annual “Santa Claus rally” season came to an end last week. As Stock Trader’s Almanac points out, “Santa Claus tends to come to Wall Street nearly every year, bringing a short, sweet respectable rally within the last five days of the year and the first two in January.” Santa Claus did indeed appear on Wall Street this time around but was a bit stingy compared to the previous five years. Full Story

By: Laurynas Vegys, Research Analyst - 8 January, 2014

It's been one of the worst years for gold in a generation. A flood of outflows from gold ETFs, endless tax increases on gold imports in India, and the mirage (albeit a convincing one in the eyes of many) of a supposedly improving economy in the US have all contributed to the constant hammering gold took in 2013. Full Story

By: Darryl Robert Schoon - 8 January, 2014

Ponzi-financing is the final stage in the bankers’ 300-year old ponzi scheme. An extreme deflationary collapse is about to take away all what credit created and the take-away will not be easy for those attached to the world that is passing away. The global economic collapse along with increasingly severe earth changes, e.g. record heat, record cold, earthquakes, drought, floods, etc., are the trigger events for a paradigm shift of cosmic proportions. The rebalancing of universal polarities is underway. A better world is coming. Full Story

By: Chris Powell, Secretary/Treasurer, GATA - 8 January, 2014

Peter Boehringer of the German Precious Metals Society and the Repatriate Our Gold campaign in Germany reports today that the Bundesbank appears to have changed its story about the 37 tonnes of German gold recently repatriated from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. While the Bundesbank first asserted that some of the gold bars were melted and recast before being returned to Germany - thereby implying that the gold returned to Germany was not the gold originally deposited, the Bundesbank yesterday seems to have told the German magazine Wirtschafts Woche (Business Week) that the gold was not recast until it reached Germany. Full Story

By: James Anderson - 8 January, 2014

How has your Paper Currency performed versus Silver and Gold in the 21st Century? You may be surprised by the answers below. Below you will find 120 fiat currency's nominal values versus silver and gold prices thus far in the 21st Century. Not one paper currency has outperformed bullion thus far, see for yourself... Full Story

By: David Morgan - 7 January, 2014

Since the beginning of recorded history, the lure of gold has drawn men and women to it like a moth to flame. A Greek traitor told the Persian King Xerxes about a secret goat trail that would enable his personal bodyguard, The Ten Thousand Immortals, to outflank and defeat King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans in the mountain pass at Thermopylae. The asking price was his weight in gold, which the Persians granted to him and then buried him with it. Full Story

By: Gary Tanashian - 7 January, 2014

NFTRH has been awaiting a tapering regime in order to start getting bullish the precious metals. There are real fundamental reasons for this, some details of which go beyond the scope of this article. But suffice it to say that the herd and its perceptions have been led astray once again by the evil genius that is the financial markets. The gold herd has been hoping for more of the thing (QE) that has gone hand in hand with so much pain for the “community”. Or maybe more accurately, the herd has been dreading the thing (QE tapering) that could be its salvation. Full Story

By: Dennis Miller - 7 January, 2014

In order to help their patients, doctors must first understand the underlying causes of any symptoms being exhibited. Similarly, investors who are seeking to understand lackluster performance also need to understand the underlying causes of their symptoms. Most investors follow the crowd, which means as the stock market rises, then falls, these crowd-minded investors lose with everyone else. Learn how to rise above the crows and pick the best investments for your goals and risk profile. Full Story

By: Daniel R. Amerman, CFA - 7 January, 2014

If you have savings, if you rely on a pension, if you are a retiree or Boomer with retirement accounts – any one of these six fundamental motivations is by itself a grave peril to your future standard of living. However, it is only when we put all six together and see how the motivations reinforce each other, that we can most effectively seek personal solutions. Full Story

By: Frank Holmes - 7 January, 2014

After three years of pain, can gold stocks break their losing streak and see a gain in 2014? History says chances are good. The most recent string of losses in the gold mining industry has been brutal, causing many investors to give up on the sector and sell their holdings. Since the beginning of 2011, the NYSE Arca Gold Miners, the FTSE Gold Mines, and the Philadelphia Gold & Silver Indices all declined more than 60 percent. Full Story

By: Stewart Thomson - 7 January, 2014

The Indian government has, unfortunately, engaged in vicious attacks on the world’s largest gold jewellery businesses, and impoverished millions of goldsmiths. That has indirectly hurt Western gold stock stakeholders. In a page probably taken from a “bizarre and surreal actions” handbook, the current Indian government has begun openly discussing the idea of regulating the amount of gold an individual Indian bride can receive at her wedding! This type of freedom-restriction is not economic progress. Full Story

By: Robert Bonomo - 7 January, 2014

To survive as a human being in the United States, as well as in most corners of this world, one needs money. Money to put a roof over one's head, money to buy food, money to heat one's house, money to put a shirt on one’s back. The banker's script says that fiat money (dollars, yen, euros, etc.) is real money, the same as gold. Money is work, and gold stores the value of work. Fiat money is a claim on future work- it's not work itself. Full Story

By: Michael J. Kosares - 7 January, 2014

This is the time of year investors assess their IRAs and other retirement plans and strategize for the future. The upcoming year, in my view, looks to shape up as one of much danger as well as opportunity. I do not write often about specific trading strategies simply because I believe that gold is essentially a safe-haven asset – a buy and hold item and one of the premier armchair investments given the times. Those who choose to make gold a “trade”, do so at their own risk. At the moment, however, we have an important confluence of trends that I believe can be exploited within tax-advantaged retirement plans. Full Story

By: Clif Droke - 6 January, 2014

Is it a bubble or mania destined for collapse? Or can it beat the odds and become a viable alternative to the dollar? That’s what many are wondering about Bitcoin, the electronic currency which has captured the Internet world’s imagination. Many observers have dismissed the e-currency as a passing fad – a flash in the pan destined to suffer the same fate as break dancing and Beanie Babies. This conclusion is far too simplistic, however. Due to the complexities of the new currency the Bitcoin issue demands a deeper analysis. Full Story

By: Captain Hook - 6 January, 2014

We must burn our false gods. We must incinerate materialism. We must set ablaze our evil and vane ways. And we must stop being so foolish because it’s serious this time. As a race, human beings have come a long way, of this little doubt exists. This sentiment does not necessarily imply where we have come from, and where we are going is ‘good’, because it’s not. This is because as a race we collectively squander increasingly essential elements that support our existence, along with corrupting social interplay in a complex game of ‘survival of the fittest’. Full Story

By: Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital - 6 January, 2014

Most economic observers are predicting that 2014 will be the year in which the United States finally shrugs off the persistent malaise of the Great Recession. As we embark on this sunny new chapter, we may ask what wisdom the five-year trauma has delivered. Some big thinkers have declared that the episode has forever tarnished freewheeling American capitalism and the myth of Wall Street invincibility. In contrast, I believe that the episode has, for the moment, established supreme confidence in the powers of monetary policy to keep the economy afloat and to keep a floor under asset prices, even in the worst of circumstances. Full Story

By: Steve St. Angelo, SRSrocco Report - 6 January, 2014

While many analysts on Wall Street forecast gold to head lower in 2014, they fail to realize that its historic ratio to oil points to a much higher price. It seems like everything today is based on financial wizardry rather than fundamentals of a physical economy. The economy has moved so far away from the fundamentals that it no longer has any idea how to function without total market rigging. The Fed and central banks believe they can continue to control the markets, however the weight of all that paper crap will overwhelm them at some point in time. Full Story

By: Rambus - 6 January, 2014

In this Weekend Report I would like to take an indepth look at gold that is showing a potential small double bottom. There is also a larger double bottom or part of a bigger consolidation pattern that also needs to be looked at. Some of the charts I’ve shown you many times and some are charts that I follow I have never posted before but I still keep a close eye on. As you will see, this area we are in right now, is very critical to the short term and the long term look for gold. Remember we have to keep an open mind and let the charts speak for themselves. Full Story

By: JS Kim - 6 January, 2014

I must warn you that the US Federal Reserve, the Bank for International Settlements, and the bullion banks have always sought to raid the gold futures markets during times of heavy and significant economic statistic releases, and I don’t believe that this week will be any different, especially given the US Administration and the banking cartel’s desperation to keep selling their story of a “continued economic recovery” in 2014. Full Story

By: Peter Cooper - 6 January, 2014

If you have been wondering what all those old Chinese aunties buying gold were telling us last year then this is it: go long gold and short China. So far in 2014 that has been the winning trade. Gold is sharply up, shares in Shanghai are tumbling. Full Story

By: Justin Smyth - 6 January, 2014

Gold miners got destroyed in 2013. They were basically the worst sector in the market. The price of gold is either attempting to make a double bottom around $1200 or possibly plunge to new lows in the first quarter of 2014. Whichever happens will have a major impact on gold miners. The key thing to realize though is the majority of the bear market in gold and gold stocks has probably played out. Full Story

By: radio.GoldSeek.com - 5 January, 2014

Show Highlights:
Guest Interviews.
Headline news & the Market Weatherman Report.
Host answers phone calls and email questions.
Guests:
Peter Grandich, The Grandich Letter
David Gurwitz, Charles Nenner Research Full Story

By: John Mauldin, Millennium Wave Advisors - 5 January, 2014

It is that time of the year when we peer into our darkened crystal balls in hopes of seeing portents of the future in the shadowy mists. This year I see three distinct wisps of vapor coalescing in the coming years. Each deserves its own treatment, so this year the annual forecast issue will in fact be three separate weekly pieces. Full Story

By: Chris Powell, Secretary/Treasurer, GATA - 5 January, 2014

Correspondence between the German financial journalist Lars Schall and Germany's Bundesbank suggests that the small amount of gold the Bundesbank claims recently to have repatriated from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York was not returned in the form in which it was deposited many years ago -- that, indeed, the original German gold was not and is not available to be returned because something undisclosed was done with it. Full Story

By: Andy Sutton - 5 January, 2014

If you weren’t paying close attention, 2013 might have gone down as a quasi-normal year. After all, the Dow Jones ‘Industrials’ (sic) hit 50 some new record highs, mostly in the latter half of the year. The NASDAQ went above 4,000 again (can anyone say 1999?), and the world didn’t end as many had predicted. That’s the surface view. Well, as a good friend of mine says, we’re a mile wide and an inch deep, and in that world, a few positive headlines are good enough to pacify the average American consumer. Full Story

By: Michael Noonan - 5 January, 2014

China represents the East, as its insatiable demand for buying physical gold continues unabated, while in the West, the elite’s central banks have pretty much depleted their physical holdings. In the war for gold, both are still winning, but for vastly different reasons. China and every other BRICS nation importing gold have been doing so at cheaper and cheaper price levels, as the Western central bankers have been conducting a clearance sale. Even the fixtures are being sold, like JP Morgan’s fire sale of 1 Chase Plaza for $750 million, about half of its value. Full Story

By: Warren Bevan - 5 January, 2014

Markets were pretty quiet as would be expected until Thursday when we saw a nice down day on stronger volume. This is fine so far and the trend remains solidly in the upwards direction. Dips are still to be bought until it stops working. Keep it simple and it will work well. All market participants will be back Monday so expect volume to pick up a bit and hopefully we can see some more volatility with that. Full Story




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