Jan 11

“… except high quality bonds.”

High quality bonds?

rofl

When the real collapse happens “Bunds and Treasuries” will be everything but safe.

I recommend to own physical gold and silver to protect your assets.


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RBS cries ‘sell everything’ as deflationary crisis nears (Telegraph):

Clients told to seek safety of Bunds and Treasuries. ‘This is about return of capital, not return on capital. In a crowded hall, exit doors are small’

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

RBS has advised clients to brace for a “cataclysmic year” and a global deflationary crisis, warning that major stock markets could fall by a fifth and oil may plummet to $16 a barrel.

The bank’s credit team said markets are flashing stress alerts akin to the turbulent months before the Lehman crisis in 2008. “Sell everything except high quality bonds. This is about return of capital, not return on capital. In a crowded hall, exit doors are small,” it said in a client note. Continue reading »

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Dec 30

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Something Just Broke In The U.S. Silver Market:

After looking over all the figures, it seems as if something broke in the U.S. Silver Market this year. By that, we mean the normal supply and demand forces no longer make sense.

 

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Dec 23

IMPORTANT SILVER KEY FACTORS: 3 Must See Charts

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Dec 18

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Amazing. Look at how silver has held its value for 23 centuries:

Thousands of years ago in ancient city of Babylon, specially trained scribes gathered each day in the Temple of Marduk to record the day’s events.

They used cuneiform writing instruments and clay tablets, over 1200 of which still survive today.

These scribes kept excellent records, detailing astronomical observances and water levels of the Euphrates River, as well as market prices for the most popular commodities like wheat, barley, and wool.

It’s incredible that we have detailed records of grain prices going back thousands of years. Continue reading »

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Dec 17

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Dec 09

H/t reader squodgy:

“Bitcoin Terror DISINFORMATION BRAINWASHING”


Wired has allegedly found elusive Bitcoin creator “Satoshi Nakamoto” in Australia…and less than 24 hours later he’s being raided by the Australian Federal Police. Sadly, given the attempts by the MSM and governments around the world to link the P2P economy to terror, mayhem and criminality, this is hardly surprising. Join me in today’s thought for the day as we explore the demonisation of P2P and why the powers that shouldn’t be are afraid of freedom…terrible freedom!

SHOW NOTES:
Bitcoin’s Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius

Bitcoin creator identified by Wired has Australian home raided

Group claims Bitcoin may have been used to fund Paris terrorist attacks

European Commission to Assess Bitcoin’s Role in Terrorist Financing

Bitcoin, Paris and Terrorism: What the Media Got Wrong

Bitcoin Report: ISIS Utilizing Digital Currency to Fund Terror Operations, Conceal Cash

California shooters borrowed $28,000 before attack: source

Meet The Peer 2 Peer Lending Website That Funded The San Bernardino Shooters

Solutions: The Peer-to-Peer Economy (Transcript)

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Dec 03

Ht/reader squodgy:

“This is a good video showing how the Economy of USA really is.”

Yes, a good video indeed.


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Nov 24

Sprott Unleashed: “Everything is a Lie… They’ve Got To Pretend There Is An Economic Recovery Happening”:

If the government’s official statistics are to be believed the U.S. economy is moving full steam ahead. Consumers are spending, the job market is expanding, real estate has recovered, stocks are soaring and the U.S. dollar is stronger than it has been in a decade.

But if you have yet to realize it, it’s all a lie. So says billionaire investor Eric Sprott of Sprott Global, which manages hundreds of millions of dollars in contrarian investment funds for clients all over the world. Well known for his long-term bullishness on the resource sector, specifically precious metals, Sprott joined First Mining Finance chairman Keith Neumeyer in a must-see interview where the pair discuss everything from the state of the global economy and trade to gold market manipulation and the inevitable breakdown of highly leveraged paper trading exchanges. Continue reading »

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Oct 17

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The Smoking Gun: Silver & Gold Manipulation Exposed

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Oct 06

Silver Coin Premiums Soar Above 50%:

Courtesy of Sharelynx’ Nick Laird who tracks precious metal premium by vendor, we continue our recent series showing the discrepancy between paper and physical metals, in this case silver. As Nick notes, APMEX price premiums are a lot higher than the Monex. And as can be seen in the charts below, premiums rose above 50% for 1-19 coins & above 40% for 500 plus coins.

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Oct 01

US Mint Sees Record Silver Sales In Q3 As Physical Demand “Is Absolutely Through The Roof”

 

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Sep 30

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What it means when gold sells at a NEGATIVE price…:

Nearly four months ago on June 2nd, something very unusual happened in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The price of propane actually became negative, hitting an unbelievable -0.625 cents per gallon.

It’s hard to believe that the price of a productive commodity could become so beat down by the market that producers would practically have to pay you to take it off their hands.

Now that’s cheap. And completely nuts. Continue reading »

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Sep 23

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Why Are Premiums For Physical Silver 25% Above ‘Paper’ Spot Prices?

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Sep 21

Soros, Icahn and Major New Players Rushing Into the Gold Sector: “Things Are In The Works As We Speak”

The price of gold and silver is set to explode according to one of the most well known CEO’s in the precious metals mining space.

Keith Neumeyer, the CEO of one of the world’s lowest-cost primary silver producers, says that the negative headlines surrounding history’s most trusted monetary instruments will soon give way and the smart money, including the likes of George Soros and Carl Icahn, is taking massive positions ahead of the breakout.

Neumeyer, who has created two billion-dollar companies and recently founded the mineral bank investment firm First Mining Finance, argues that the fundamentals are simply too great to ignore. Continue reading »

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Sep 03

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“It’s A Tipping Point” Marc Faber Warns “There Are No Safe Assets Anymore”  (ZeroHedge, Sept 2, 2015):

Markets have “reached some kind of a tipping point,” warns Marc Faber in this brief Bloomberg TV interview. Simply put, he explains, “because of modern central banking and repeated interventions with monetary policy, in other words, with QE, all around the world by central banks – there is no safe asset anymore.” The purchasing power of money is going down, and Faber “would rather focus on precious metals because they do not depend on the industrial demand as much as base metals or industrial commodities,” as it’s now “obvious that the Chinese economy is growing at nowhere near what the Ministry of Truth is publishing.”

Faber explains more… “I have to laugh when someone like you tries to lecture me what creates prosperity”

Some key exceprts… Continue reading »

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Aug 31

Austrian Economics Is Now Equivalent To Terrorism Thanks To Latest Islamic State “Gold Standard” Propaganda Clip (ZeroHedge, Aug 30, 2015):

What better way to mute demands for a return to sound money and the gold standard, than by making them equivalent to jihadist terrorism? Why, there are none, which is why some were thoroughly amused to see that yesterday the Islamic State’s so called media center, the al Hayat, released a video whose production qualities are nothing short of Hollywood (or San Fernando valley at worst), in which the latest and greatest “jihadist terrorist group” that was a byproduct of US intervention in the Middle East, announces it is preparing to take on the Fed itself with, drumroll, “the return of the gold dinar.”

As Bloomberg reminds us, the Islamic State’s Shura Council last year tasked its Beit al Mal, or treasury, with minting the coins, which come in several denominations made of gold, silver and copper.

Continue reading »

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Aug 20

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All the charts you need here:

Dow-Stockalypse-Wow: Bonds & Bullion Soar As Equities Crash (ZeroHedge, Aug 20, 2015)

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Dow Dumps 1200 Points From Record Highs To 7-Month Lows – Unchanged Since The End Of QE3 (ZeroHedge, Aug 20, 2015)

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Aug 19

US Dollar Flash Crash Sparks Precious Metals Surge (ZeroHedge, Aug 19, 2015):

After yesterday’s slamming efforts, precious metals are well bid this morning following the USD flash crash this morning. Silver has regained yesterday’s losses and gold is hitting one month highs…

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Aug 18

And I still believe that gold and silver will turn out to be the best protection for your financial assets in the future.


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Silver Is Crashing (ZeroHedge, Aug 18, 2015):

 For the 3rd time in a week, Silver futures prices are plunging. This time though it is on considerably heavier volume as Silver drops 3.75% – the most in over a month – hammered off resistance at its 50DMA. Gold is also falling though not as aggressively.

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Aug 12

–  Gold & Silver Surge As Dollar Dumps (ZeroHedge, Aug 12, 2015):

Just 3 weeks after the world could not purge itself fast enough of ‘pet rocks’, Gold is pushing to one-month highs this morning (at $1120) and Silver just broke a key technical level at its 50-day moving average as USD weakness and global turmoil have seen Precious metals gain for the last few days…

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Good timing?

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Aug 09

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Rick devotes the full one-hour to delivering a blockbuster interview with financial analyst Jim Willie, publisher of the Hat Trick Letter. Jim discusses the rapid drying of the Treasury bond liquidity market, the introduction of a new U.S. currency very soon, the BRICS challenge to the London-New York financial power base, criminal activity in financial markets, the global re-set of the financial system, a gold-backed global reserve currency, and many other hot-button topics.

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Aug 08

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China’s Secret Gold Hoarding Strategy (Money metals, Aug 6, 2015):

China’s recent stock market gyrations have some analysts now calling China the biggest bubble in history. But those who write off China because of market volatility are missing a more important long-term trend of Chinese geopolitical and monetary ascendancy. That trend shows no signs of abating.

China’s leaders have a clever strategy, and Western financial powers may someday wake up in shock when they realize what has occurred.

(No, they won’t. This is all part of a plan executed by the Illuminati. There are NO such surprises in their world! This is all planned, incl. the coming greatest financial collapse in world history. A lot of people will wake up in shock one day and TPTB will have intentionally caused that shock. Our leaders are all puppets. All of them!)

It’s true that the Chinese government has helped fuel artificial demand for property and equities. China skeptics who argue that these artificially inflated markets will crash to much lower levels could well prove to be correct. Some China doubters also argue that a downturn in China’s economy will put downward pressure on commodity prices. Continue reading »

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Jul 31

H/t reader squodgy:

“Seems mainstream media is being treated for what it is, lying, misleading false flag propagandists, and we’re not alone in dismissing them.”

And we’ve been here before.

What they are doing, by selling billions of dollars of paper gold in a second, is only done to keep the price of gold and silver artificially low.

Gold, Precious Metals Flash Crash Following $2.7 Billion Notional Dump

Silver Slammed As ‘Someone’ Dumps $1.4 Billion In ‘Paper’ Gold Futures

Because Nothing Says “Best Execution” Like Dumping $1.5 BILLION In Gold Futures At 0030ET

Gold Plunges Back Below $1300 As ‘Someone’ Dumps $2.3 BILLION In Futures

Gold Slumps Most In 2014 As “Someone” Dumps $1.37 Billion In Futures At US Open

This is the new form of ‘gold confiscation’ by TPTB, trying to keep the people away from buying one of the save havens before the collapse happens and making it cheap for themselves.

Governments Worldwide Are Implementing Orwellian Gold Confiscation Today. You Just Haven’t Realized it Yet.

Meanwhile China and Russia are buying.


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Perth Mint Gold Bar (1 kilo)

Demand for Gold Bullion Surges – Perth Mint, and U.S. Mint Cannot Meet Demand (GoldCore, July 31, 2015):

– Perth Mint sees surge in demand and cannot keep up with demand
– “Our biggest restriction is the amount of unrefined gold we’re getting in from producers”
– Very high demand for Perth Mint coins, bars coming from Asia, U.S. and Europe
– U.S. Mint sees highest sales of gold coins in over 2 years
– U.S. Mint restrictions on silver coins due to very high demand
– Gold sentiment has moved from despondency to depression (see chart)
– Current negative sentiment despite strong demand is good contrarian indicator

Depressed prices have led to the usual market response, a surge in physical demand for coins and bars globally.

This is confirmed in conversations we have had with our refiner and mint partners in recent days. There are growing shortages of supply of small coins and bars. This is resulting in delays in receiving bullion and indeed to rising premiums.

Asian gold demand picked up this week keeping premiums robust and slightly higher in the world’s top gold buying regions.
Continue reading »

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Jul 23

The Hunt For The “Mystery” Gold “Bear Raid” Leader Begins (ZeroHedge, July 23, 2015):

In the immediate aftermath of Sunday night’s massive gold slam, which was oddly reminiscent of the great silver crash of 2011 when on May 1 just around 6:25pm, silver plunged by 15%, from $48 to $42 with no news or catalyst…

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Jul 20

Last Night’s Gold Slam So Furious It Halted The Market Not Once But Twice, And The Funniest “Explanation” Yet (ZeroHedge, July 20, 2015):

Yesterday, just before the Chinese market opened, precious metals but mostly gold, flash crashed in milliseconds with a violent urgency never before seen. We documented the unprecedented event last night, but for those who missed it, the following chart from Nanex clearly lays out just how sudden the “out of nowhere” selling was, which led to not one but two 20-second halts in the gold futures market spaced out precisely 30 seconds apart as a result of a Velocity Logic (or lack thereof) event.

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For those following the gold market, last night’s event was not surprising: after all just on this website we have documented at least three occasions when furious algorithmic gold selling broke the gold futures market for at least 10 seconds, to wit: Continue reading »

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Jul 20

Related info:

China Increases Gold Holdings By 57% ‘In One Month’ In First Official Update Since 2009


 

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Gold, Precious Metals Flash Crash Following $2.7 Billion Notional Dump (ZeroHedge, July 19, 2015):

The last time gold plummeted by just over $30 per ounce (dragging down silver and bitcoin with it) and resulted in a crash so furious it led to a “Velocity Logic” market halt for 10 seconds, was on January 6, 2014. Many said this was just perfectly normal selling, although we explicitly said (and showed) that it was a clear case of an HFT algo gone wild (following an order to do just that and slam all sell stops) when someone manipulated the market and repriced gold substantially lower.

Precisely one month ago, some 18 months after the incident, the Comex admitted as much, when it blamed the collapse on “unusually large and atypical trading activity by several of the Firm’s customers and caused the mass entry of order messages by Zenfire, which resulted in a disruptive and rapid price movement in the February 2014 Gold Futures market and prompted a Velocity Logic event.” Curiously despite the “errant” order, gold did not rebound because the entire purpose of the selling slam was to reset the prevailing price far lower. This is what the Comex said in Disciplinary action 14-9807-BC: Continue reading »

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Jul 17

Silver Slammed As ‘Someone’ Dumps $1.4bn In ‘Paper’ Gold Futures (ZeroHedge, July 17, 2015):

Following “good” Housing data, “bad” CPI data, and “ugly” wage growth data, someone decided to dump $1.4 billion notional in gold futures markets (sending the price to 2010 levels), sending silver plunging also…

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Jul 07

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US Mint Runs Out Of Silver On Same Day Price Of Silver Plunges To 2015 Lows (ZeroHedge, July 7, 2015):

In the aftermath of the latest breakout of the Greek crisis, Europeans across the continent, not just in Greece (even though with capital controls, potential deposit confiscation and currency devaluation they would have benefited by far the most), scrambled to buy physical gold and silver.

This is what the UK Royal Mint said a week ago, “During June, we experienced twice the expected demand for Sovereign bullion coins from our customers based in Greece.” Continue reading »

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Jul 07

Gold & Silver Slammed On Massive Volume As Margin Calls Mount (ZeroHedge, July 7, 2015):

FX markets are roiling today, US and German bonds are surging (yields are tumbling), and European stock and bond markets are ugly again. Between all of this we are seeing ‘jerky’ moves in many disparate instruments as it appears margin calls are mounting and forced unwinds accelerate across markets, the latest of which is gold (and silver) which just saw someone decide to dump almost $1 billion notional instantly into the open market.


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Jul 04

What JPMorgan is doing to the “Other” commodities space, Citigroup has just done to the “Precious Metals” derivative market.


Citigroup Just Cornered The “Precious Metals” Derivatives Market (ZeroHedge, July 4, 2015)

 

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