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By: Andrew Hoffman - 11 August, 2017

Boilerplate manipulation commentary notwithstanding, it's not where we are now that matters, but where we are going - likely, much sooner than most can imagine. Which is, a time when - at least, in real terms - these "roles" will be reversed, as capital floods out of historically overvalued financial assets into "scarcity assets" like Precious Metals and Bitcoin; i.e., the "twin destroyers of the fiat regime." As in my view, the "ultimate monetary death cross" - when the majority of the world's population realizes crypto is destined to replace fiat currency - is coming soon. Full Story

By: Chris Powell, GATA - 11 August, 2017

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, the senator's father, has been outspoken about what he says is taxpayers' need for more transparency about gold from the Fed. "Even if you could walk into that vault and see a lot of gold, you wouldn't know ... whether it's been loaned out or sold," he said. "They haven't convinced me that we have total control of it." Full Story

By: Gary Christenson - 11 August, 2017

The central banks entered markets aggressively in 2008. Stock markets also rose because of the Rise of the Machines – High Frequency Trading!

“Print” more dollars, euros, what-have-you, buy stocks and bonds to support the paper markets, and watch them fly to the moon. What, me worry? As long as the central banks print currencies, increase debt, levitate the markets and inspire confidence … the game continues. But what happens when “the music stops?” Russian sanctions and North Korean war tweets may puncture the confidence bubble. Full Story

By: Andrew Hoffman - 10 August, 2017

To the contrary, Precious Metal demand, amidst the weakest Western sentiment in memory (care of unprecedented 24/7 price suppression, and equally relentless equity support), global demand remains stubbornly near record-high levels. This, as two decades of price suppression has left Central banks' "manipulation inventory" at "fume" levels; whilst Cartel-crippled supply continues to inexorably plunge - likely, for years to come, in gold, silver, and platinum. Full Story

By: Market Anthropology - 10 August, 2017

Inflation: a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.

An paradoxically, for all of the collective attention that’s been paid to the prospects of inflation, by and large, the dire warnings cast by both the brightest and most prudent in finance have appeared misplaced, as inflation has remained subdued and still below the Federal Reserve’s 2 percent long-term target more than 8 years after the final throes of the global financial crisis. Full Story

By: T. Ferguson - 10 August, 2017

While we've all noticed some of the extreme and historic changes to the Commitment of Traders report over the past two months, the once/month Bank Participation Report belies the fact that nothing has yet changed. Whenever price rallies, The Banks are still quick to take the short side of the trade.
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By: Andrew Hoffman - 9 August, 2017

For years, I deemed them "horrible headlines"; and recently, "PiMBEEB" - or Precious Metal bullish, everything-else-bearish. But any way you slice it, the sum total of the global political; economic; social; and most of all, monetary situation - in which, a handful of unelected sociopaths, utilizing a "financial printing press," garner 99% of the world's wealth and power - has never been more conducive to the end of the mad, Frankenstein monster-like experiment that spawned it. I.e., the Flintstones-like monetary system of "fiat currency" - in which all governments; commandeered by the bankers, billionaires, and oligarchs that own them; destroy the cornerstone of successful economic activity, and freedom. I.e., SOUND MONEY. Full Story

By: Avi Gilburt - 9 August, 2017

So, my main expectation is that the market will likely be topping out shortly in all of wave (3) off the February 2016 lows, and providing us with a wave (4) pullback, with an ideal target in the 2300SPX region. While it is possible it may shorten and find support as high as 2360SPX (assuming it may trace out as a triangle), I fully expect to see a multi-month consolidation begin shortly. A strong break out over 2525SPX would make me re-evaluate this immediate potential. Full Story

By: Graham Summers - 9 August, 2017

“I do think that bond prices are high,” the chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Tuesday in an interview on CNBC. “I’m not going to call it a bubble, but I wouldn’t personally be buying 10-year sovereign debt anywhere around the world.” Full Story

By: David Haggith - 8 August, 2017

The 1929 stock market crash became the benchmark to which all other market crashes have been compared. The following graphs of the crash of 1929 and the Great Depression that followed, the dot-com crash, and the stock market crash during the Great Recession show several interesting similarities in the anatomy of the world’s greatest financial train wrecks. They also show some surprises that run against the way many people think of these most infamous of crashes. Full Story

By: Sol Palha, Tactical Investor - 8 August, 2017

Inflation, therefore, means an increase in the amount of receipts for gold on account of receipts that are not backed by gold yet masquerade as the true representatives of money proper, gold.

The holder of un-backed receipts can now engage in an exchange of nothing for something. As a result of the increase in the amount of receipts (inflation of receipts) we now also have a general increase in prices. Full Story

By: Steve St. Angelo, SRSrocco Report - 8 August, 2017

What a change in seven years. This falling gold scrap supply into the global market means any increase in demand will start putting a pressure on the price as the World Stock and Bond markets start to crack and rollover in the next few years. Ironically, we are actually seeing a surprising increasing of demand interesting sectors of the market. Full Story

By: Rory Hall - 8 August, 2017

These numbers have not been seen since 2006 when the US Mint sold a total of 261,000 ounces of gold eagles – the second worst sales year ever. 2017 may not reach 2006 total gold ounces sold as the total ounces sold through July 2017 is a mere 210,000 ounces. If the US Mint drops below 10,200 total gold ounces sold in any of the remaining five months 2017 will not reach 2006 total American Gold Eagles ounces sold and it could fall all the way back to 2002 when the US Mint sold 230,000 total AGE gold ounces – the worst year on record since the AGE program began. Full Story

By: Ira Epstein - 7 August, 2017

Steady US Dollar and rising stock markets cause gold to trade new unchanged - video update.
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By: Richard Daughty, The Mogambu Guru - 7 August, 2017

Nothing matters now except that, thanks to the evil Federal Reserve and the rest of the world’s central banks sinking to the lowest levels of Dante’s hell by creating evermore money and credit to buy assets and thus buoy markets, there will always be more buyers than sellers, and that prices will, on average, always go up.

The reason? To keep all those trillions of dollars in retirement assets and investment assets, all invested in stocks, bonds and housing, from losing most of their current market value, wiping everybody out and completely ruining your weekend and everything. Full Story

By: Rory Hall - 7 August, 2017

Over the past several months I have stated, and plenty of people have attacked me for even thinking, much less stating, that cryptocurrencies will either be outlawed or overtaken by central banks. ALL – repeat – ALL of the banksters, government and military power and control comes from the Federal Reserve Note and people have this misguided belief that since someone developed a new math equation the banksters are going to roll over and simply hand over ALL their power and control. Full Story

By: Keith Weiner - 7 August, 2017

The blockchain is an important new technology. It’s a public ledger that can record anything, with each record indelibly stamped with the date and the recording party. This is useful to record assets. It could revolutionize supply chain management, for example making it possible to track food from farm to table.

But something must be emphasized here. A ledger is useful for recording something, but bitcoin is a recording only of itself. Full Story

By: Gary Christenson - 6 August, 2017

Extreme measures may be used to extend the “borrow and spend” paradigm as tax revenues stagnate, and confidence in fiat currencies sinks toward the current level of confidence in congress. How much time will the following buy?

Negative interest rates
Retirement funds appropriation
War on Cash
More QE and “printing”
More wars and martial law
Other “extreme measures” that may be used. Full Story

By: John Mauldin - 6 August, 2017

Three Black Swans
Prepare for Turbulence
Trade War Games
The Wedge Goes Deeper
What It’s Like Full Story

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