Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Nigel Farage on "wholesale, violent revolution" in Europe


http://youtu.be/UZap5n3zGZ8

20 Signs That The Next Great Economic Depression Has Already Started In Europe

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/20-signs-that-the-next-great-economic-depression-has-already-started-in-europe

Embry - This May Create A Massive Upside Breakout In Gold

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/5/1_Embry_-_This_May_Create_A_Massive_Upside_Breakout_In_Gold.html

Congressional Bill Seeks Steel Cents, Nickels, Dimes, and Quarters

This is why Kyle Bass has hoarded $1 million worth of nickels.  Oh, by the way, he also predicted and profited from the collapse of the subprime mortgage market, and has been accumulating gold for himself, his clients at Hayman Capital, and UTIMCO, the University of Texas system.  You know, that $29 billion endowment fund.  Living in California, and being a product of the University of California system, I wonder whether the UC Board of Regents has any physical gold in their investment fund.

http://chasvoice.blogspot.ca/2013/04/congressional-bill-seeks-steel-cents.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+blogspot/hRRzR+%28Charleston+Voice%29

Edit:  this link is no longer valid.  The original author's blog was removed.  Big Brother is watching.  You know things are getting desperate when the status quo feels compelled to suppress the truth.

AN ACT CONCERNING PRECIOUS METALS OR STONES DEALERS

The window of opportunity to exit the financial system is closing.  This should raise a red flag for those fearing capital controls.  Cuba here we come.

http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=928&which_year=2013&SUBMIT1.x=-643&SUBMIT1.y=0&SUBMIT1=Normal
AN ACT CONCERNING PRECIOUS METALS OR STONES DEALERS.

To require precious metals or stones dealers to provide a periodic statement of transactions in an electronic format to the local licensing authority and retain any goods purchased for at least ten days, and to make the requirements applicable to precious metals or stones dealers similar to those applicable to secondhand dealers.


Introduced by: Public Safety and Security Committee
I guess lawmakers infer ownership of precious metals is a threat to public safety and security.

You have been warned by me many times.

CME President on Gold: “They Don’t Want Certificates, They Want the Real Product”

This is a stunning admission from the CME President, because the exchange deals in futures (paper) contracts.  Yet, he admits that when it comes to gold, clients want physical gold, not paper. 

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2013/04/30/cme-president-on-gold-they-dont-want-certificates-they-want-the-real-product/

Gold buyers forced to go on waiting list

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/gold/10028183/Gold-buyers-forced-to-go-on-waiting-list.html

There will be more wealth confiscation, without a doubt

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/10027101/There-will-be-more-wealth-confiscation-without-a-doubt-Saxo-Banks-Lars-Christensen.html

Dwindling U.S. gold stocks signal surge in physical demand

Surprised?   Not a single "conspiracy theorist" gold bug was surprised by the exploding demand and premiums on physical gold and silver, after the paper spot prices were taken to the wood shed.

At least Reuters got it right with gold being transferred from western banks to eastern vaults.  What they don't mention is that gold also represents wealth being transferred to Asia.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/30/comex-gold-stocks-idUSL2N0DD2LE20130430

World Changing Events & The Global Run On Gold And Silver

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/30_World_Changing_Events_%26_The_Global_Run_On_Gold_And_Silver.html

Jim Willie: The Gold Climax Event

http://silverdoctors.com/jim-willie-zirp-the-death-knell/#more-24437

Will the US dollar hyperinflate?

http://www.goldmoney.com/gold-research/james-turk/will-the-us-dollar-hyperinflate.html

Gold Rush From Dubai to Turkey Saps Supply as Premiums Jump

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-30/gold-rush-from-dubai-to-istanbul-drains-supply-as-premiums-jump.html

"Who Is Ben Bernanke's Worst Nightmare?"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-30/who-ben-bernankes-worst-nightmare

Europe's Scariest Chart Leaves 1 in 4 Young People Unemployed

Europe will go to war--again.  It's just a matter of time.  A country cannot remain sovereign when close to 70% (and climbing) of its youth is idled.  But hey, the stock market is near all time highs, so it's all good, right?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-30/europes-scariest-chart-leaves-1-4-young-people-unemployed

QBAMCO On Precious Metals And The Coming 'Great Reset'

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-29/qbamco-precious-metals-and-coming-great-reset

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Spot Price of Precious Metals Is Becoming Irrelevant

This is exactly what I've been preaching for years:  the price of physical precious metals will decouple from the spot price due to price suppression of the latter.

http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/81653/spot-price-precious-metals-becoming-irrelevant

Presenting: The Housing Bubble 2.0

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-29/presenting-housing-bubble-20

Vast Majority of Brits, Germans and French No Longer Trust the EU

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/vast-majority-of-brits-germans-and-french-no-longer-trust-the-eu/

Neil Macdonald: The 'monarchs of money' and the war on savers

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/04/26/f-rfa-macdonald-power-shift-savers.html

Perth Mint Works at Weekend to Meet Highest Demand Since ’08

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-30/perth-mint-works-through-weekend-as-gold-demand-surges-on-price.html

Jim Sinclair - Media Blackout, Panic & A Major Short Squeeze

The major gold mining company Sinclair and Turk are referring to with the forward sales hedges is Barrick.

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/30_Jim_Sinclair_-_Media_Blackout%2C_Panic_%26_A_Major_Short_Squeeze.html

Turk - The Mother Of All Short Squeezes In Gold & Silver

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/29_Turk_-_The_Mother_Of_All_Short_Squeezes_In_Gold_%26_Silver.html

Influential economist says Wall Street's full of 'crooks'

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/wall_st_criminal_behavior_Rg3GqOXPwjJqrYFWV0tyEJ

Pento - US Debt Surges A stunning $7 Trillion In Just 6 Years

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/29_Pento_-_US_Debt_Surges_A_stunning_%247_Trillion_In_Just_6_Years.html

Chief Advisor To US Treasury Becomes JPMorgan's Second Most Important Man

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-28/chief-advisor-us-treasury-set-become-jpmorgans-second-most-important-man

François Hollande to woo French business with tax cut

Even the communists in France have realized the error of their ways and cut corporate taxes, in an attempt to woo businesses back.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/540f4d5e-afe4-11e2-8d07-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2RqpIg9uX

Gold Bears Defy Rally as Goldman Closes Short Wager: Commodities

There are so many misinformed opinions on gold's recent rally from its stunning decline that I had to print this article.  The reasons/excuses/rationalizations/causations cited are conventional and stunningly misguided--even the title is misleading, and suggests Goldman's short call was prescient.  It was, but never mind that its "rapidity" was collusive and manipulative.  I'll let the physical gold bugs read and laugh (as opposed to leveraged gold longs who will read and whimper).

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-28/gold-bears-defy-rally-as-goldman-closes-short-wager-commodities.html

The More Illegal Immigrants That Go On Food Stamps The More Money JP Morgan Makes

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-more-illegal-immigrantsthat-go-on-food-stamps-the-more-money-jp-morgan-makes

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Robert Mish: Front-Line Observations from a Seasoned Gold & Silver Bullion Dealer

http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/81668/robert-mish-front-line-observations-seasoned-gold-silver-bullion-dealer

Eric Sprott - Silver To Skyrocket Hundreds Of Dollars in Price

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/27_Eric_Sprott_-_Silver_To_Skyrocket_Hundreds_Of_Dollars_in_Price.html

Gold Frenzy In India Continues For Second Week As Festival Approaches

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-26/gold-frenzy-india-continues-second-week-festival-approaches

Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever

To all my critics who insisted I was a conspiracy theorist, here's a big $hit sandwich just for you. 

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/everything-is-rigged-the-biggest-financial-scandal-yet-20130425?print=true
Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world's largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything.

You may have heard of the Libor scandal, in which at least three – and perhaps as many as 16 – of the name-brand too-big-to-fail banks have been manipulating global interest rates, in the process messing around with the prices of upward of $500 trillion (that's trillion, with a "t") worth of financial instruments. When that sprawling con burst into public view last year, it was easily the biggest financial scandal in history – MIT professor Andrew Lo even said it "dwarfs by orders of magnitude any financial scam in the history of markets."


John Dalberg-Acton quotes

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

"Great men are almost always bad men."

“There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.”

“The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.”

"The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks."

"The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern."

Richard Russell comments

The US is now borrowing money to pay for the interest on our national debt. The US now borrows roughly 46 cents for every dollar that it spends. We’ve finally come to the point where our foreign creditors no longer want to lend money to the US to cover our outrageous debts. What’s next? The Federal Reserve is now buying the US’s bonds. How does the Fed pay for the bonds? The Federal Reserve pays for the bonds with money that it CREATES out of thin air. This process is systematically shrinking the purchasing power of the "dollar." And worse, the world is fully aware of it. Almost every nation is now moving to protect itself against the shrinking purchasing power of the dollars in their reserves. So far, Americans seem totally unaware of what is happening to their dollars. The government is lying about inflation in our lives. Yet we see inflation in our energy and gas bills, in the price we pay for food at the supermarkets, in the cost of imported goods, in our medical bills, in college tuition, and in almost everything else.

The real danger in all this is that the move away from dollars is accelerating. At some point in the weeks or months ahead, the "escape from the dollar" will break out into the open. At that time interest rates will suddenly and automatically rise, as the dollar is forced to defend itself (higher rates render the dollar more attractive to our creditors). When rates start to rise, the bond market will begin to crumble. The exact timing of all this is impossible to predict. But that doesn’t matter — the implications of a bond crash are so ominous that they transcend precise timing. The time to prepare for safety is now. 

Ultimate safety lies in actual gold in your possession. If the US government really cared about its people, it would now (like China) be urging Americans to accumulate gold for their protection. Instead, Uncle Sam insists that gold is not money, and worse — does its best to hold the price of gold down.

The physical gold and silver market continues with high demand, expanding premiums... - Richard Russell, April 25, 2013.

Sharp price fall triggers surge in China gold imports

http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1224194/sharp-price-fall-triggers-surge-china-gold-imports
The mainland's imports of gold from Hong Kong probably surged this month as mainlanders increased their purchases after prices fell to the lowest in more than 2-1/2 years.

Volumes for the benchmark spot contract on the Shanghai Gold Exchange exceeded 20 tonnes every day since April 16, when prices tumbled to the lowest since August 2010. That is more than four times the daily average last year, according to exchange data.

The volume reached a record 43.27 tonnes on Monday.

Gold plunged 14 per cent in two sessions to April 15 in London, the most since 1983, stoking a frenzy among coin and jewellery buyers from China to India and the United States.

Shipments to the mainland reached a record 114.405 tonnes in December, according to data from Hong Kong's Census and Statistics Department, which may release this month's data in June.

"Given that the trading volume has been so huge on the Shanghai Gold Exchange, the import volume in April should definitely reach a very high level," said Qu Mingyu, a trader at Bank of China.

"Whether they will reach a record remains to be seen.

"The high volume on the benchmark spot contract is a reflection of very strong physical demand in China, especially from jewellery makers."

Bullion of 99.99 per cent purity gained as much as 3.5 per cent to a two-week high of 303.50 yuan a gram (US$1,530.70 an ounce) on the Shanghai exchange.

China, which does not publish gold trade data, is the world's largest bullion consumer after India.

Spot gold traded 0.4 per cent lower at US$1,461.55 an ounce in London yesterday morning, trimming this week's gain to 4.1 per cent, the most since January last year. Prices rose earlier as much as 1.2 per cent to US$1,485.50. While prices have advanced 11 per cent from a two-year low of US$1,321.95 on April 16, they are still 6.4 per cent below the April 11 close of US$1,561.45 that preceded the rout.

JPMorgan Receives No New COMEX Gold Today, Converts Registered Into Eligible

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-26/jpmorgan-receives-no-new-comex-gold-today-converts-registered-eligible

Jamie Dimon Has Issues (or Meet The Idiot Selling Gold)

The Blythe Masters reference leads to this article.

http://acrossthestreetnet.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/jamie-dimon-has-issues-or-meet-the-idiot-selling-gold/

Blythe Masters Interview on CNBC

This sure sounds like 2007--only the interview took place in 2012.  Perhaps Blythe can explain the derivatives blow up in 2008, and JPMorgan's $6 billion "whale trade" loss last year.  JPMorgan is always "flat", eh?  Sure--so is the earth.

http://blythemasters.blogspot.com/2012/11/blythe-masters-interview-on-cnbc.html
CNBC: And you're looking at growth not only in agriculture and in metals and in oil, but across the board in all facets.  That's what you're investing in.  A lot of concern has been placed though about JPMorgan particularly its positions in the metals space.  And looking at your positions in silver, we talked earlier about the volatility in the silver market.  Can you talk about JPMorgan's positions and price volatility and how are they related?
Blythe Masters:  Yeah. that's a great question. And you're right, there's been a tremendous amount of speculation particularly in the blogosphere about this topic. I think the challenge is that that speculation represents a misunderstanding as to the nature of our business. As I mentioned earlier, our business is a client-driven business where we execute on behalf of clients to achieve their financial and risk management objectives.  The challenge is that commentators don't see all of that activity simultaneously.  So, just to give you a specific example, we store significant amounts of commodities -  for example, silver - on behalf of customers. We operate vaults in New York City, in Singapore and in London.  And often when customers have that metal stored in our facilities, they hedge it on a forward basis through JPMorgan who in turn hedges itself in the commodity markets. If you see only the hedges and our activity in the futures market, but you aren't aware of the underlying client position that we're hedging, then it would suggest inaccurately that we're running a large directional position. In fact that's not the case at all. We have offsetting positions. We have no stake in whether prices rise or decline. Rather we're running a flat, or a relatively match book.

Sprott - Incredible Global Gold Rush Triggers $3,000 Target

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/27_Sprott_-_Incredible_Global_Gold_Rush_Triggers_%243%2C000_Target.html

Sprott - Historic Panic Bottom Ushers In New Gold Bull Marketn

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/26_Sprott_-_Historic_Panic_Bottom_Ushers_In_New_Gold_Bull_Market.html

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Silver Is Having Its Best Day in 15 Months

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-25/silver-having-its-best-day-15-months

"The Battlefield Is The United States Of America"

http://www.sovereignman.com/expat/the-battlefield-is-the-united-states-of-america-11691/

JPMorgan's Eligible Gold Plummets 65% In 24 Hours To All Time Low

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-25/jpmorgans-eligible-gold-plummets-65-24-hours-all-time-low

US Mint Sales of Gold Coins Hit 3-Year High

http://www.moneynews.com/Markets/Mint-Sales-Gold-Coins/2013/04/24/id/501248?s=al&promo_code=9898-1

Shortages of physical gold now a global phenomenon

http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/content/en/mineweb-gold-news?oid=187674&sn=Detail

Central Banks Load Up on Equities

Speaking of bubbles...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-24/central-banks-load-up-on-equities-as-low-rates-kill-bond-yields.html

Warning! Stocks to Crash, Gold to Top $10,000: Albert Edwards

I'm sure this guy is pleasant dinner conversation with his predictions.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100672709

Stunning & Massive Run On Physical Gold & Silver Continues

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/25_Stunning_%26_Massive_Run_On_Physical_Gold_%26_Silver_Continues.html

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Just What Is Going On With The Gold In JPMorgan's Vault?

The answer to these questions zero hedge poses is easy:  the gold vaults of JPMorgan Chase and the US Treasury are adjacent.  Eligible gold inventory plummeted right before the historic take down in the price of gold.  Those are facts.

The reader is left to connect the dots.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-24/just-what-going-gold-jpmorgans-vault

25% Of Scotia Mocatta's Silver Transferred From "Registered" To "Eligible" Status: A 45% Reduction In "Physical"

This is a good clarification between "registered" and "eligible" status of bullion in COMEX depositories.

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/25-scotia-mocattas-silver-transferred-registered-eligible-status-45-reduction-physical

Forget Gold, Use Silver as Currency: David Morgan

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/best-alternative-currency-isn-t-gold-silver-says-183737686.html

BMW to Amazon Space Demand Spurs Rush to Inland Empire

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-24/bmw-to-amazon-space-demand-spurs-rush-to-inland-empire.html

"Working Poor" Spark 170% Increase In Britons Needing Food Handouts In Past Year

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-24/working-poor-spark-170-increase-britons-needing-food-handouts-past-year

Why Krugman and the Keynesians Are Lackeys for the Neofeudal Debtocracy

http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-krugman-and-keynesians-are-lackeys.html

"Panic" For Physical Gold Spreads To UK Where Royal Mint Sales Of Gold Coins Triple

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-24/panic-physical-gold-spreads-uk-where-royal-mint-gold-coin-sales-triple

Here Is Who Said AAPL Would Hit $1000 Any... Minute... Now

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-24/here-who-said-aapl-would-hit-1000-any-minute-now

US Mint Gold Sales Surge To Highest Since 2009

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-24/us-mint-gold-sales-surge-highest-2009

Abnormalcy bias

http://www.theburningplatform.com/?p=52862

America The Fallen: 24 Signs That Our Once Proud Cities Are Turning Into Poverty-Stricken Hellholes

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/america-the-fallen-24-signs-that-our-once-proud-cities-are-turning-into-poverty-stricken-hellholes

The Silver Market: An ‘Operation’, Not A Liquidation

http://www.bullionbullscanada.com/silver-commentary/26146-the-silver-market-an-operation-not-a-liquidation

Comex Physical Drain Accelerates—With Over $7.8B In Gold Disappearing From All Depositories

http://bullmarketthinking.com/comex-physical-drain-accelerates-with-over-7-8b-disappearing-from-all-depositories/

Former US Treasury Official - Fed Desperate To Stop Collapse

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/24_Former_US_Treasury_Official_-_Fed_Desperate_To_Stop_Collapse.html

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

1,000 Japanese Officers To Participate In "Island Recapture" Drill In California

Amidst the saber-rattling from North Korea and Iran, no one is discussing the Japan/China dispute over some non-descript islands.  That might change.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-23/1000-japanese-officers-participate-island-recapture-drill

Gold Coin, Bar Demand Remains Strong A Week After Price Rout

http://www.kitco.com/reports/KitcoNews20130423_coin.html

Leo Melamed, the CME Group, and How (Not) to Take Delivery

Rumor has it that this man, Leo Melamed, former Chairman of the CME Group, took delivery on 2 gold futures contracts (200 troy oz.).  Instead of taking physical delivery, the CME game him two warehouse receipts.

The CME is the global exchange where futures contracts are traded, including financial, commodities, and precious metals.  Here is the Wikipedia for Leo Malamed:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Melamed

U.S. Mint suspends some gold coin sales after demand surge

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/23/us-usmint-gold-suspension-idUSBRE93M1HE20130423?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews

Ron Paul On Bitcoin: "If I Can't Put It In My Pocket, I Have Reservations"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-23/ron-paul-bitcoin-if-i-cant-put-it-my-pocket-i-have-reservations

“It isn’t capitalism that has caused the crisis!”

http://goldswitzerland.com/it-isnt-capitalism-that-has-caused-the-crisis/

How many more 'buying opportunities' like this can you take?

http://www.gata.org/node/12494

The Global Status Quo Strategy: Do More of What Has Failed Spectacularly

http://www.oftwominds.com/blogapr13/fail-spectacularly4-13.html

Universal Online Sales Tax Imminent?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-23/universal-online-sales-tax-imminent

Spain's Rajoy Yields To Merkel, Agrees That EU Countries Must Cede Sovereignty

German is about to the second language in Spain.  EU countries will slowly cede their sovereignty to their banking overlords.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-23/spains-rajoy-yields-merkel-agrees-eu-countries-must-cede-sovereignty

EU near austerity limit, says Barroso

"Near austerity limit" = gin up the printing press, Jose.  See Japan.  In fact, see the Fed also.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/22/eu-near-austerity-limit-barroso

Goldman Sachs Just Covered Its Gold Short

Goldman Sachs issues a Sell recommendation on gold, it tanks over 20% within a couple weeks, and Goldman subsequently closes out the trade with a tidy 10% profit.  These guys are the smartest guys in the room--and/or they are the best manipulators of markets on the planet.

http://www.businessinsider.com/goldman-sachs-covers-gold-short-2013-4#ixzz2RISE6lnw

Sinclair - Swiss Bank Just Refused To Give My Friend His Gold

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/23_Sinclair_-_Swiss_Bank_Just_Refused_To_Give_My_Friend_His_Gold.html

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Gold Price vs. The Price of Gold

"Something different and, I believe, incredibly significant is happening here, and it goes back to that important distinction I made and promised to get back to: 'the gold price' vs 'the price of gold'.

'The gold price', as it is understood by most people, is nothing more than the quoted price of a gold futures contract on the COMEX exchange in the US. When you read that 'gold fell in overnight trading', what actually happened is that the price of a paper futures contract fell — not the metal itself.

'The price of gold', on the other hand, is what you will have to pay to get your hands on the physical metal itself, and that is a different thing altogether.

Despite the plunge in paper prices, 'the price of gold' remained remarkably robust." - Grant Williams

Attractive Entry Point For Gold

"We would recommend gold acquisition, for those who are inclined to pursue it, on a very modest level, utilizing a dollar-cost averaging method. Buy a little gold and put it away. Forget the price. Come back again, buy a little more, add to your hoard, and forget the price. Look at gold as an insurance policy that you hope you never need to use. We do believe that abandoning gold completely and disparaging it as a barbarous relic is too extreme.

Gold should form a part (not more than 5-10%) of a well-diversified investment
portfolio to protect against open-ended QE programs undertaken by central banks around the world. Additionally, the cost of holding gold is negative in an environment of negative real interest rates and widespread financial repression. Therefore the recent extreme move in gold presents an attractive initial buying opportunity for those who have been looking to enter the market." - David Kotok, Cumberland Advisors

China Hasn't "Seen This Gold Rush In 20 Years"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-22/china-hasnt-seen-gold-rush-20-years
"Older members who have been in the business for 50 years haven’t seen such a thing." The feverish buying has left many of Hong Kong's banks, jewelers, and even its gold exchange without enough gold to meet demand. Record volumes on Shanghai's exchange, lines outside Beijing jewelry stores, and the proximity of Hindu festivals drove "Indian physical demand and premiums," higher as the worlds two largest gold buying nations prompted one exchange CEO to note that we hadn't, "seen this kind of gold rush in over 20 years." It would seem the concerted effort to collapse paper prices in London and New York has provided the rest of the world a multi-decade buying opportunity.

Gold Crash 2013 – Deliberately Engineered?

www.caseyresearch.com/cdd/gold-crash-2013-deliberately-engineered

Asian bargain hunters pile into gold

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/56244496-ab39-11e2-ac71-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2RDD5TuHr

Maguire - Gold Deliveries Into China Soar To 1,000 Tons

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/22_Maguire_-_Gold_Deliveries_Into_China_Soar_To_1%2C000_Tons.html

What You Must Know About Where Markets Are Headed & Why

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/22_What_You_Must_Know_About_Where_Markets_Are_Headed_%26_Why.html

Mystery objectors delay weight loss drug

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ef3ca4ae-aa65-11e2-9a38-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2RDD5TuHr
The launch of a new weight loss drug is being held up by the US Drug Enforcement Authority, after a surge in anonymous objections that some investors fear is manipulating the process.

Belviq, developed by Arena, the US biotech company, was authorised as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration last June, but has yet to be ratified by the DEA under a process designed to ensure controlled use of medicines that come with a risk of abuse.

The FDA recommended that Belviq, known generically as Lorcaserin, be classified as a “schedule IV” drug, a low-risk category, which gives regulators some supervisory powers to oversee prescriptions.

But an unusually high number of 69 comments have been filed on Belviq, creating a greater workload for DEA officials in making an assessment.

The stalling has allowed Qsymia, a weight-loss drug made by Vivus, a rival US biotech, to gain a lead over Belviq, even though the drug was approved after Belviq by the FDA. While most of the 47 positive remarks on the DEA website are identified by the name of the author, 19 of 22 negative ones are anonymous, sparking debate over whether individuals with a vested interest in delaying Belviq have been posting criticisms.

Tom Cloud: How to Sell Gold Without Reporting It

Here is an interview with Tom Cloud on IRS reportable coins.

TC = Tom Cloud
DC = Dollar Collapse website

"TC: A lot of people are asking for British sovereigns, Swiss francs, and Austrian coronas, coins that don’t require filing 1099s when you sell them. 

DC: The fact that some coins and bars have to be reported and some don’t seems both arbitrary and important in deciding what to buy. Could you give an overview of US precious metals reporting rules and how your clients tend to approach the issue? 

TC: Sure. When they created the Patriot Act [in 2001], the excuse was that the terrorists who blew up the Twin Towers had used pure gold and silver to finance their flight training. Whether that’s true or not, I don’t know. But the US imposed reporting requirements on sellers of 24-carat gold coins. If you sell more than 24 ounces in one year you’re required to file a Form 1099 with the IRS.

The 24-coin threshold applies to individuals, not families. If a husband and wife buy gold under their own names, they can each sell up to 24 ounces without having to report it. But if they bought the gold jointly, for instance with a check with both their names on it, they can only sell a total of 24 ounces in any given year. If a client sells 12 in March and 13 in December, all 25 ounces have to be reported to the government. If a client comes to me and sells 12 ounces and goes to another dealer and sells 13 ounces, they have triggered the reporting requirement, and it’s their responsibility to report it. Even if they think they’re getting away with something they may not be. I’m required to keep records, so if the government calls I have to reveal them. There are several cases where coin sellers have had to pay huge penalties for trying to avoid reporting by using more than one dealer.

Most 22-carat gold coins are exempt from Patriot Act reporting requirements, the only exception being the krugerrand. 

DC: You mentioned European coins. Why are they exempt? 

TC: There are some European coins that aren’t being made any more. Technically, people consider them to be rare, semi-numismatic coins. But some of them are actually cheaper than the major bullion coins. For example, the Austrian corona was only made from 1908 to 1915. It has .9802 oz of gold in it. If you’re out there today buying a gold eagle, you’re going to pay 5% – 6.5% over spot. But I buy Austrian coronas from a central bank as bullion coins, and can sell them at 2.75% over spot.

Another good example is the French 20 franc coin, which was made from 1856 to 1914. It contains 0.1867 ounce of gold, so it takes 5.35 of them to equal an ounce. Fractional coins usually have very large premiums. For example, a quarter-ounce gold eagle is somewhere between 10% and 12% over melt. We’ve got French 20 franc coins at 4.5% over spot and we’re selling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of them because they’re completely confidential. So the best buy right now is the European coins because of their combination of low premiums and confidentiality. Every major wholesaler that I deal with puts a price out trying to buy these European coins every day. There’s big demand for them. 

DC: Let’s summarize with a list of which coins are and are not reportable. 

TC: The following one-ounce gold coins are reportable beyond the 24-ounce threshold: the maple leaf, philharmonic, kangaroo, krugerrand, Mexican onza, and buffalo. All one-ounce gold bars are also reportable above 24 ounces.

The following 22-carat gold coins are not reportable: US gold eagle, Mexican 50 peso, Austrian 100 corona, British sovereign, French 20 franc, Swiss 20 franc. 

DC: Got it. What about silver? 

TC: Silver is very easy. There are only two things. One is a full bag of junk silver which contains 715 ounces and constitutes $1,000 face value. It is reportable in the calendar year that it’s sold. The other is silver bars and coins in any combination – one-ounce, ten-ounce, 100-ounce or 1000-ounce – once the total hits 1,000 ounces. So you can actually sell more ounces in silver bars than you can of junk silver and not have to report it. 

DC: Any risk of these rules being tightened? 

TC: They tried with the health care bill provision that any transaction over $600 required a 1099, but when everybody realized that whether you bought a high-def TV at Wal-Mart or a gold bar or a car, both the buyer and seller would have to send a 1099 to the government, they dropped that rule. I don’t see anything similar on the horizon."

Swiss To Vote On Gold Repatriation - "Gold Is The Only Valuable Asset On The SNB's Balance Sheet"

Yeah, those Swiss bankers are a pretty radical lot.  The desire to bring their national gold reserves home--what a radical concept.


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-21/swiss-vote-gold-repatriation-gold-only-valuable-asset-snbs-balance-sheet

Sunday, April 21, 2013

WHO SAID THE HYDRA W OULD TAKE IT LYING DOWN

http://feketeresearch.com/upload/Who-said-the-hydra-would-take-it-lying-down-Prof-A-E-Fekete.pdf
"In fact, however, a lower gold price is making the problem more intractable, not less. The Fed is diving from the frying pan into the fire. This is the point missed by almost all observers and market analysts. They ignore the underlying flight into physical gold that continues unabated, in spite of (or, better still, because of) the panic in the paper gold market. The Fed’s intervention in bankrolling short interest is going to back-fire, for the following simple reason. The Fed’s strategy is inherently contradictory. A lower price for paper gold makes it easier, not harder, to demand delivery on maturing futures contracts.

The more paper gold Bernanke sells, the lower the cost of acquiring physical gold in exchange for paper gold becomes."

Ex-HSBC man accused of stealing Swiss bank data says US advised him to head for Spain

This story seems James Bond-like.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/ex-hsbc-worker-accused-of-stealing-swiss-bank-account-data-says-us-told-him-to-head-for-spain-203984771.html

QBAMCO On Unreserved Credit Growth And Imperial Constraint

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-21/qbamco-unreserved-credit-growth-and-imperial-constraint

Bernanke to skip Jackson Hole due to scheduling conflict

One word comes to mind after reading this announcement: Uh-oh.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/21/us-usa-fed-bernanke-idUSBRE93J0JX20130421

Here are zero hedge's comments, in case Reuters removes the article:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-21/ben-bernanke-miss-jackson-hole-symposium-due-scheduling-conflict

An Unprecedented $660 Billion In Excess Debt Demand, And What It Means For Bond Yields

This article declares the bond market will collapse with an accompanying soaring gold price.  But between now and then, bonds should continue their rally (yields and interest rates should continue to decline as QE artificially boosts demand for bonds, therefore outstripping supply)--and gold prices may further decline, despite the Fed's and Bank of Japan's balance sheets continuing to grow to grotesque levels.

In other words, expect choppy markets if you're long precious metals, but your day will come eventually, when inflation rears its ugly head.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-21/unprecedented-660-billion-excess-debt-demand-and-what-it-means-bond-yields

Gold Carry Trade : What is it?

http://www.rapidtrends.com/gold-carry-trade-what-is-it/

Friday, April 19, 2013

Refiners Can’t Keep Up With Massive Global Gold Demand

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/19_Refiners_Cant_Keep_Up_With_Massive_Global_Gold_Demand.html

What’s next for gold?

http://www.goldmoney.com/gold-research/james-turk/whats-next-for-gold.htm?gmrefcode=gata

Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society Runs Out of Gold…Importing from Switzerland and London

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2013/04/19/chinese-gold-silver-exchange-society-runs-out-of-gold-importing-from-switzerland-and-london/

Sinclair - The US Will Be Cyprused & We Will See $50,000 Gold

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/19_Sinclair_-_The_US_Will_Be_Cyprused_%26_We_Will_See_%2450%2C000_Gold.html

Orchestrated Panic

http://resourceswire.com/2013/04/orchestrated-panic/

Paper-Gold Holders Flee To Real Metal

http://www.bullionbullscanada.com/gold-commentary/26136-paper-gold-holders-flee-to-real-metal

Farage - People Are Lined Up Around The Block To Buy Gold

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/19_Farage_-_People_Are_Lined_Up_Around_The_Block_To_Buy_Gold.html

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Unintended Consequences Are Increasing World Demand for Gold

http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/81553/unintended-consequences-increasing-world-demand-gold

The Goal Is To Destroy All Constitutional Culture

http://www.alt-market.com/articles/1450-the-goal-is-to-destroy-all-constitutional-culture

What Exactly Did Obama Say To Wall Street's CEOs Last Thursday?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-18/what-exactly-did-obama-say-wall-streets-ceos-last-thursday

Russia's Medvedev: EU "bull in china shop" on Cyprus

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/20/us-eurozone-cyprus-russia-medvedev-idUSBRE92J17J20130320
"So far, the actions of the EU, the European Commission and the government of Cyprus on resolving the debt problem unfortunately remind me of the actions of a bull in a china shop."

"I can only compare it some of the decisions taken ... by Soviet authorities, who did not give a thought to the savings of the population." - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Farage - New Government Confiscation & Gold Turbulence

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/18_Farage_-_New_Government_Confiscation_%26_Gold_Turbulence.html

CLSA Breaks The Wall Street Mold: Sells Japanese Equities To Buy Gold

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-18/clsa-breaks-wall-street-mold-sells-japanese-equities-buy-gold

Big Ööps: Deutsche Börse Says "Flash Crash Can't Happen Here" A Week Before German Flash Crash

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-18/big-%C3%B6%C3%B6ps-deutsche-b%C3%B6rse-says-flash-crash-cant-happen-here-week-german-flash-crash

The Soft Cost Curves Of Hard Assets: Where The Cash Flow Hits The Road

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-18/soft-cost-curves-hard-assets-where-cash-flow-hits-road

When Suckers Finally Realize

http://www.economicnoise.com/2013/04/18/when-suckers-finally-realize/

The battle for the Swiss soul

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/18/us-swiss-banks-specialreport-idUSBRE93H07620130418

Gold crashes but physical demand sees unprecedented demand

This author properly differentiates between paper shorts (seller-manipulators) and physical longs (buyers), but he improperly uses the phrase "short squeeze."  In a short squeeze, prices rebound sharply as a combination of shorts covering and longs buying contribute to the melt up in the aftermath of bear raid reversal.  In other words, the short squeeze hasn't happened--yet.

http://www.resourceinvestor.com/2013/04/18/gold-crashes-but-physical-demand-sees-unprecedente?ref=hp

Rule - More Evidence Of A Massive Run On Physical Gold

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/18_Rule_-_More_Evidence_Of_A_Massive_Run_On_Physical_Gold.html

G-20 Draft Affirms Vow to Avoid Competitive Devaluations

The G-20 continues to jawbone against competitive currency devaluation.  Yet, member central banks are furiously engaged in a currency war, with QE to infinity.  And Bloomberg happily and complicitly reports the G-20's pledge to avoid a currency war.  You know the status quo is getting desperate when they resort to outright lying.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-18/g-20-draft-affirms-commitment-to-avoid-competitive-devaluations.html

Gold Miners Lose $169 Billion as Price Slump Adds ETF Pain

Read the headlines and you'd think the price of gold will tank again, based on the negative headline.

But let's dig deeper.  If the price of gold keeps sinking, miners will go out of business, as extracting gold becomes uneconomic.  Less gold production means shortages intensify--which leads to higher gold prices.

The bullion banks suppressing gold prices (acting as agents of western central banks) only exacerbates physical shortages, as buyers in the East snap up inventory at lower prices, further depleting inventories in the West.  Hence, the largest wealth transfer in the history of the world from the West (Europe, US, Japan) to the East (China, Russia, India, Asia)is occurring right before our eyes.

Thank you Fed for bankrupting America.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-17/gold-miners-lose-169-billion-as-price-slump-compounds-etf-pain.html

Apple reportedly stops placing Mac component orders

This probably explains shares of Apple slumping...upgrade that to CERTAINLY explains it.  Demand is sinking as capex spending is imploding.  That thing kinda happens when world GDP is stalling.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130417PD220.html

BitFloor Ceases Operations

Surprise, surprise...a BitCoin vendor ceases operations.  Buy gold.  Buy silver.  Everything else is paper--or virtual, which subjects you to currency debasement risk (see every central bank) and counterparty risk ("I owe you, but I'm not paying you").

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2013/04/bitfloor.jpg

No Margin, No Problem

My Dear Friends, 

I suspect that what has just occurred is a near collapse of the fractional gold system. The keys are the many years to re-deliver gold to Germany from New York and AMRO’s suspension of its gold program.

No one can deny that paper gold is being manipulated lower while physical gold is in high demand. Investors are not selling tonight but in the less liquid times the same perps are again using high volume offering scare tactics.

What is occurring tonight is the central planner’s answer to the faltering fractional gold system. This will result in higher long term gold prices, not lower.

Like every can kick that has been executed, this is an attempt to camouflage the occurrence which would end the paper gold market. If you have no margin, you have no problem.

Sincerely,

Jim

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Fertilizer Plant Explosion Near Waco, Texas


http://youtu.be/ROrpKx3aIjA

Switzerland To Buy A Stunning 1,000 Tons Of Physical Gold?

The Swiss have a reputation of being staid, conservative bankers.  In fact, they have been the private banker to the world for centuries.

Yet, they are fallible.  Swiss banks revealed private client information to the US, German and French governments in 2009, breaking Swiss banking laws.

The Swiss National Bank has sold gold into the market over the last couple decades.  It is indeed ironic that the Swiss have been net sellers of gold, given 75% of the world's gold refiners are in Switzerland.

And due to a soaring Swiss Franc, the Swiss National Bank has joined the currency war of devaluation in an attempt to stimulate their economy.

These policies are all antithetical to Swiss banking traditions.  This explains their attempts to reverse said policies.

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/18_Switzerland_To_Buy_A_Stunning_1%2C000_Tons_Of_Physical_Gold.html

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

US Mint Sells Record 63,500 Ounces Of Gold In One Day

MUST READ.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-17/us-mint-sells-record-63500-ounces-gold-one-day

Gold Bears Scarce in India as Rout Lures Buyers to Bazaar

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-16/gold-bears-scarce-in-india-as-selloff-lures-shoppers-to-bazaars.html

Customers search stores for 'bargain' gold

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2013-04/17/content_16414921.htm

Rise of the PetroYuan


This author correctly assesses the rise of the petroyuan and the resultant decline of the petrodollar, but he doesn't expand on the net effects to US inflation--and the destruction of USDollar purchasing power. 

http://www.financialsense.com/contributors/dan-collins/rise-petro-yuan

Gold prices tipped to continue down

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/345752/gold-buyers-rush-in-as-prices-plunge

Full List of Bankers at White House Meeting Thursday

April 11, 2013 was one day before the most massive dump in precious metals since 1980.  Coincidence?

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/04/11/full-list-of-bankers-at-white-house-meeting-thursday/

How Empires Fall

http://www.oftwominds.com/blog.html

Apple Cored, Drops Under $400: Lowest Since 2011

Apple has been crushed, but hey, let's talk about gold's demise instead...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-17/apple-cored

EU Common Criminals


http://youtu.be/BfK3_kJ4z7k

Secret IMF report: Hide gold loans and swaps for market manipulation

http://www.gata.org/node/12016

Confidential IMF report:
http://www.gata.org/files/IMFGoldDataMemo--3-10-1999.pdf

Massive Run On Physical Gold & Silver At UBS & Scotiabank

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/17_Massive_Run_On_Physical_Gold_%26_Silver_At_UBS_%26_Scotiabank.html

If This Continues The Currencies Will Literally Collapse

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/17_If_This_Continues_The_Currencies_Will_Literally_Collapse.html

Recent Stunning Gold Plunge vs 1970s & What To Expect Next

This suggests if you already own gold, to wait for another leg down before buying more.  On the other hand, if one doesn't have any gold, waiting for another pullback may be an exercise in futility if gold rebounds.

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/17_Recent_Stunning_Gold_Plunge_vs_1970s_%26_What_To_Expect_Next.html

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Attack on Gold — Paul Craig Roberts

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/04/16/update-to-the-update-the-attack-on-gold-paul-craig-roberts/

The Price Smash – Who, What, How and Why?

http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/price-smash-%E2%80%93-who-what-how-and-why-10991

The Gold Takedown: Another Glimpse into the Central Banking Matrix

This long piece is brilliant in its insight and articulation.

http://www.bmgbullion.com/doc_bin/The_Gold_Takedown_15.04.13.pdf

How The Gold Market Was Crashed

This is a must read on how the bullion banks orchestrate a bear raid.

http://www.resourceinvestor.com/2013/04/15/how-the-gold-market-was-crashed

The FDIC Illusion of Insured Bank Deposits


So let me get this straight.  The FDIC is the federal government agency which insures deposits.  There is $25 billion in the FDIC.  Yet, there is $9.2 trillion in deposit accounts in US banks, and $300 trillion in derivatives exposure.  Got it--all is fine.


http://demonocracy.info/infographics/usa/fdic/fdic.html

California Pension May Ask for 50% Boost to Close Gap

If you're a Californian, it is time to consider moving.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-16/california-pension-may-ask-for-50-boost-to-close-gap.html

India's Response To The Gold Sell Off: A Massive Buying Frenzy

I've always said when US citizens are buying gold, they are not only competing against buyers from emerging economy central banks, they are also competing against 3 billion peasants in Asia.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-16/indias-response-gold-sell-buying-frenzy

Embry - Gold & Silver Takedown & The Impact On Investors

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/17_Embry_-_Gold_%26_Silver_Takedown_%26_The_Impact_On_Investors.html
Then, when you apply that to the small gold and silver markets where you have relatively tiny physical markets but massive paper markets sitting on top of them, it’s not all that difficult to effect what (the price drop) they did.  But I must confess, having said all of that, I am amazed they have able to pound gold down this far given the physical offtake that is occurring.  You are getting anecdotal evidence that retail outlets are being cleaned out across America.  They are not fooling the real people that know what is going on.

But in the paper market it has been an absolute disaster.  My greatest concern right now is that people who are positioned correctly for what is coming, this financial and economic tsunami, they are being driven from the market by fear.  It’s going to be a tragic mistake.

I wrote a note for our staff on Friday and said, “Do not sell your positions.  This is an orchestrated takedown to encourage you to do just that (sell out).”  I guess what we went through was just about as violent and unpleasant an experience as we’ve had in the whole bull market, which is now over 12 years in duration, but when we look back on this period two or three years from now, I think it will look like a small blip on the chart.

This Gold Slam is a Massive Wealth Transfer from Our Pockets to the Banksbanks

http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/81535/gold-slam-massive-wealth-transfer-our-pockets-banks

The gold price crash is further evidence of market rigging

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/thomaspascoe/100024081/the-gold-price-crash-is-further-evidence-of-market-rigging/

Legendary Pierre Lassonde Weighs In On Gold Takedown

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/16_Legendary_Pierre_Lassonde_Weighs_In_On_Gold_Takedown.html

Lassonde:  “Eric, I ask you has anything changed today from a month ago?  Has the Fed stopped printing $85 billion a month?  Have the Japanese not started printing $120 billion each month?  Hasn’t the Bank of England hired a new central banker that’s as keen to print money as Bernanke?  Isn’t Europe still in trouble?

So at the end of the day what’s happening is the Japanese are trying to devalue their currency.  The Europeans are also trying desperately to devalue their currency.  Do you think the US will stand by and let the dollar keep going up?  No.  The US will keep depreciating its own currency.

What is the US depreciating against at the end of the day?  There is only one currency you can’t depreciate, it’s gold.  We have seen this type of market volatility in the past.  Yes there are very scary moments, and yes for the average investor they can be gut-wrenching, but as I said earlier, for people who have put some cash aside you are looking at opportunities being served to you on a golden platter.”

This is what I like about the great ones like Lassonde, they never panic.

BEING PREPARED - PROTECTION FROM CONSEQUENCES OF GOLD $1500 & SILVER $26 FAILURE...

http://www.clivemaund.com/article.php?art_id=2941

Gold Market Update

http://www.clivemaund.com/gmu.php?art_id=68&date=2013-04-14

Monday, April 15, 2013

Headline Of The Day

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-15/headline-day

San Fran Fed Blames High California Unempolyment And Rising Poverty On Highly Efficient Workers

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-15/san-fran-fed-blames-high-california-unempolyment-and-rising-poverty-highly-efficient

Massive Paper Gold Selling Eclipses Annual Mine Production!

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/16_Massive_Paper_Gold_Selling_Eclipses_Annual_Mine_Production!.html

Bullion Shortages Develop As Retail Demand Skyrockets

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/16_Bullion_Shortages_Develop_As_Retail_Demand_Skyrockets.html

Maguire - LBMA Default Triggered Gold & Silver Takedown

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/15_Maguire_-_LBMA_Default_Triggered_Gold_%26_Silver_Takedown.html

Turk - Gold & Silver Smash, Monetary Train Wreck & Apple

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/15_Turk_-_Gold_%26_Silver_Smash%2C_Monetary_Train_Wreck_%26_Apple.html

Maguire - “155 Tons Of Paper Gold Sold In Just One Hour!”

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/15_Maguire_-_155_Tons_Of_Paper_Gold_Sold_In_Just_One_Hour!.html

Massive $20 Billion Paper Gold Sell Orders Trigger Stop Loss Selling And Unfounded Panic

The key take away message is inventories of physical gold bullion at the COMEX are at all-time lows, yet the spot price continues to plummet, as the bullion banks are selling hundreds of tons of paper gold.  It is clear evidence of manipulation--or price suppression in this case.  That's why buyers should be buying physical bullion and coins--and not levered virtual paper contracts (futures or options) which are merely legal claims.

http://www.goldcore.com/goldcore_blog/massive-20-billion-paper-gold-sell-orders-trigger-stop-loss-selling-and-unfounded-pani

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Here Is What You Must Know About The Gold & Silver Smash

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/15_Here_Is_What_You_Must_Know_About_The_Gold_%26_Silver_Smash.html

Tragedy, Panic & The Greatest Short Squeeze In History

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/14_Tragedy%2C_Panic_%26_The_Greatest_Shortest_Squeeze_In_History.html

Mike Maloney: Today's Low Gold & Silver Prices Are Not Realistic

http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/81512/mike-maloney-todays-low-gold-silver-prices-not-realistic

Winner Takes All: The Super-priority Status of Derivatives

http://webofdebt.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/winner-takes-all-the-super-priority-status-of-derivatives/

Gold Confidence Shaken

http://www.jsmineset.com/2013/04/14/gold-confidence-shaken/
In my Keynote speech to the Sydney Gold Symposium in 2011 I had a target of $1480 for the low of the expected correction. Despite several plunges into the low $1500’s, the price never achieved that $1480 target. The low price for Comex was $1523 and the lowest PM fixing was $1531 in late December 2011.

It bothered me from time to time that gold had not achieved my target. Now the late Friday selloff last week has driven the gold price to a closing level of $1477, finally reaching the target of $1480 set 19 months ago. What remains to be seen is whether this target holds and that the bull market resumes.

The coming weeks should indicate what is happening.

What we need to look for is a swift recovery to above $1500 and an ongoing strong up-move in a truly impulsive manner. The fundamentals for holding gold are as strong as ever. Gold is an insurance against a range of financial disasters that we don’t need to go into now. You do not cancel your fire insurance when you can see fires burning all around you.

Certainly confidence in gold has been shaken and sentiment indicators are at record lows in some cases. This is exactly what one would expect at a major low in the market after a brutal 19 month correction. The conclusion is that factors are now in place which could support a major low in the gold price.

The Long Wave Versus the Printing Press: Another 2008?

http://dollarcollapse.com/long-wave/the-long-wave-versus-the-printing-press-another-2008/

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Are Individuals The Property Of The Collective?

http://www.alt-market.com/articles/1437-are-individuals-the-property-of-the-collective

Harvard Economist: 'The Crisis Isn't Over in the US or Europe'

Reinhart and Rogoff's "This Time Is Different" is a very good read.  Don't let the fact that they are Harvard economists dissuade you.  They use empirical data to sniff out the truth, which puts them in the extreme minority amongst the status quo and academia.  Unlike their peers, they are not government apologists or propagandist mouthpieces.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/interview-with-harvard-economist-carmen-reinhart-on-financial-repression-a-893213.html

Gold- The Rodney Dangerfield Asset of The 21st Century

http://www.grandich.com/2013/04/gold-the-rodney-dangerfield-asset-of-the-21st-century/

Dip in Silver Prices Means Higher Premiums for U.S. Silver Coins

It is interesting and enlightening to understand that when paper prices of silver contract, the premiums for physical silver increase.  It's not a stretch to speculate that the silver market is manipulated by the paper pushers.

http://www.gotgoldreport.com/2013/04/dip-in-silver-prices-means-higher-premiums-for-us-silver-coins.html

Pento Likes Gold But Warns A Stock Market Crash Is Coming

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/11_Pento_Likes_Gold_But_Warns_A_Stock_Market_Crash_Is_Coming.html

Gold, Long a Secure Investment, Loses Its Luster

This is an article in today's New York Times.  It is decidedly anti-gold.  You decide. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/business/gold-long-a-secure-investment-loses-its-luster.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

San Diego's Biotech Boom

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000160449

The Eroding Premium on Truth and Trust

http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-eroding-premium-on-truth-and-trust.html

Spanish Home Prices Plunge Most On Record

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-11/spanish-home-prices-plunge-most-record

Q1 PC Shipments Drop By Most Ever

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-11/q1-pc-shipments-drop-most-ever

The Stunning Roadmap to $500 Silver & $8,000 Gold

My targets have been $6300 for gold and $400 for silver, based on two independent calculations:  trough to peak valuations, and money supply coverage ratios.  I also applied historical gold-to-silver ratios.

My timeframes--always difficult to pin down, were 2013 - 2015, based on 14-year bull markets in gold, due to the double bottom formed in 1999 and 2001.  With rampant and unprecedented central bank interventions, that time frame could be stretched out.

Kevin Wides' price targets are $8000 and $500 for gold and silver, respectively.  I've seen targets ranging from $2000 to $44,000 for gold.

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/11_The_Stunning_Roadmap_to_%24500_Silver_%26_%248%2C000_Gold.html

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Golden Ratio: Using Gold To Price Market Data

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/the-golden-ratio-using-gold-to-price-market-data

Fed Releases Names Of Early FOMC Minutes Recipients: Include Employees Of Goldman, Barclays, JPM, Law And PE Firms

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-10/fed-releases-names-early-fomc-minutes-recipients-include-employees-goldman-barclays-

The Secret World of Gold

This is airing tomorrow in Canada.


http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/episode/the-secret-world-of-gold.html

Where Honesty Is The Worst Policy

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-10/where-honesty-worst-policy

Which Dominoes Are Next to Fall in Europe?

http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2013/04/which-dominoes-are-next-to-fall-in.html

BitCrash Continues: Down 40% And Dumping

In the "I told you" category, see here and here.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-10/bitcrash-continues-down-40-and-dumping

Goldman Sachs Call To Short Gold, Triple Digit Silver & Chaos

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/10_Goldman_Sachs_Call_To_Short_Gold%2C_Triple_Digit_Silver_%26_Chaos.html

House backs privately minted coins as legal tender

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/state-and-regional/house-backs-privately-minted-coins-as-legal-tender/article_bc980ec8-3d13-57eb-8da0-18df2768e86f.html

Goldman Buying Gold, Selling Treasurys To Muppets Whom It Advises To Do Opposite

Gee, what a surprise...Goldman issues a sell recommendation...and looks to buy (at lower prices) from their own clients.  Priceless.  As I've said many times, Google "head fake."

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-10/goldman-buying-gold-selling-treasurys-muppets-whom-it-advises-do-opposite

Meet The Fed Employee Who Leaked The FOMC Minutes

Instead of getting jailed--or at least fired, I'll betcha Mr. Brian Gross will get promoted--or "transferred" to a new post.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-10/meet-fed-employee-who-leaked-fomc-minutes

Here We Go: Cyprus To Sell €400 Million In Gold, About 75% Of Its Total Holdings, To Finance Part Of Its Bailout

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-10/here-we-go-cyprus-sell-%E2%82%AC400-million-gold-finance-part-its-bailout

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Incredibly Important Developments In Gold & Silver Markets

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/10_Incredibly_Important_Developments_In_Gold_%26_Silver_Markets.html

Survivor Of Communist Cuba Defends 2nd Amendment

http://www.alt-market.com/articles/1433-survivor-of-communist-cuba-defends-2nd-amendment

Gold price suppression: the game goes on

http://www.goldmoney.com/gold-research/alasdair-macleod/gold-price-suppression-the-game-goes-on.html?gmrefcode=gata

Sinclair: Conflict Erupts As Elites Plan More Wealth Destruction

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/9_Sinclair__Conflict_Erupts_As_Elites_Plan_More_Wealth_Destruction.html

Bitcoin Passes $200

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-09/bitcoin-passes-200

The Day the Government Seized Americans' Gold - April 5th 1933

http://www.goldcore.com/goldcore_blog/day-government-seized-americans-gold-april-5th-1933

The 'it can't happen here' syndrome

http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/the-it-cant-happen-here-syndrome/

Ackman Reprieve: Herbalife Halt Likely Due To Resignation Of Auditor KPMG

Ackman wins the first round in the Herbalife battleground.  Or behind every manipulation is an "independent auditor" enabling the fraud.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-09/ackman-reprieve-herbalife-halt-likely-due-resignation-auidtor-kpmg

Does Government Create Jobs?

Yes and no...or more correctly, Yes, but...


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-09/does-government-create-jobs

Dow Jones At New All Time Highs - Here's Why

The great disconnect between markets and economic reality widens.  Regression will become a four-letter word.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-09/dow-jones-new-all-time-highs-heres-why

Kyle Bass Is "Perplexed" At Gold's Low Price

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-09/kyle-bass-perplexed-golds-low-price

Disability Fund to Be Depleted by 2016

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/04/07/disability-fund-to-be-depleted-by-2016/?mg=blogs-wsj&url=http%253A%252F%252Fblogs.wsj.com%252Feconomics%252F2013%252F04%252F07%252Fdisability-fund-to-be-depleted-by-2016

Big Banks and Derivatives: Why Another Financial Crisis Is Inevitable

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2013/01/08/five-years-after-the-financial-meltdown-the-water-is-still-full-of-big-sharks/

Comex Gold Inventories Collapse By Largest Amount Ever On Record

Checkmate.

http://bullmarketthinking.com/comex-gold-inventories-collapse-by-largest-amount-on-record/

Is the IRS Stalking You on Social Media?

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/04/09/is-irs-stalking-on-social-media/

Sinclair - The World Is Now On Fire & There Will Be Hell To Pay

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/9_Sinclair_-_The_World_Is_Now_On_Fire_%26_There_Will_Be_Hell_To_Pay.html

Monday, April 8, 2013

UniCredit Says Global Rule Needed to Bail In Big Deposits

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-04/unicredit-s-ghizzoni-favors-using-big-deposits-in-bank-failures.html

Westpac, ANZ secure deal to trade Australian dollar and Chinese Yuan

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/westpac-anz-secure-deal-to-trade-australian-dollar-and-chinese-yuan/story-e6frg8zx-1226614879328

Embry - This Is Heading Toward A Catastrophic Ending

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/8_Embry_-_This_Is_Heading_Toward_A_Catastrophic_Ending.html

Trust in Gold Not Bernanke as U.S. States Promote Bullion

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-08/trust-in-gold-not-bernanke-as-u-s-states-promote-bullion.html

Most Expensive Places In The World For A Cheap Date

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-08/most-expensive-places-world-cheap-date

More Than 101 Million Working Age Americans Do Not Have A Job

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/more-than-101-million-working-age-americans-do-not-have-a-job

Gold Price - Manipulation on the Rise?

http://watch.bnn.ca/#clip900741

Jay Taylor: Canada's BNN doesn't want GATA mentioned on the air

http://www.gata.org/node/11635

How the US herds the ‘sheep’ away from the gold market

http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/2013/04/08/how-the-us-herds-the-sheep-away-from-the-gold-market

Central banks move into riskier assets

Emerging economy central banks are also allocating more gold into their reserves, which isn't mentioned in this article.

http://www.gata.org/node/12425

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The birth of a global currency

http://www.businesswithoutborders.com/industries/others-industries/the-birth-of-a-global-currency/

Dropouts: Discouraged Americans are giving up the job hunt for school, retirement, disability

http://ww2.cox.com/myconnection/orangecounty/today/news/national/article.cox?articleId=DA5G9TO00&moduleType=apNews

MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry » All Your Kids Belong To Us

WTF is this idiot talking about?


http://youtu.be/N3qtpdSQox0

GAIM 2013: Yen could hit 200 vs. the dollar - Hayman's Bass


http://youtu.be/LDs_vnyzmWU

Brandon Smith on Bitcoin: "Ignore it..."


http://youtu.be/XhwJWsloC0Q

30 Years In The Market Part 1: Peter Grandich Discusses His Life and Beliefs

http://resourceswire.com/2013/04/30-years-in-the-market-part-1/

The Country Is Over

http://www.economicnoise.com/2013/04/05/the-country-is-over/

Japan stimulus will start currency war, say Chinese economists

http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1208127/japan-stimulus-plan-will-start-currency-war-say-china-economists

Decline And Fall Of The New Rome

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-07/guest-post-decline-and-fall-new-rome

Do Western Central Banks Have Any Gold Left??? Part II

http://www.sprott.com/markets-at-a-glance/do-western-central-banks-have-any-gold-left-part-ii/

Sinclair - Stunning Shift In US Government & Fed Gold Policy

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/7_Sinclair_-_Stunning_Shift_In_US_Government_%26_Fed_Gold_Policy.html

Friday, April 5, 2013

21 Statistics About The Explosive Growth Of Poverty In America That Everyone Should Know

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/21-statistics-about-the-explosive-growth-of-poverty-in-america-that-everyone-should-know

The Assault On Gold — Paul Craig Roberts

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/04/04/the-assault-on-gold-paul-craig-roberts/

Gold and Silver Disaggregated COT Report (DCOT) for April 5

The takeaway message of this Commitments of Traders report is the speculators are short silver and the bullion banks (the smartest guys in the room) are way less short gold than they normally are.  In other words, the dumb money believes precious metals prices will continue to fall, while the smart money believes a bottom is in place.

http://www.gotgoldreport.com/2013/04/gold-and-silver-disaggregated-cot-report-dcot-for-april-5.html

Art Cashin - Aftermath of Cyprus, Fear, Contagion & Crisis

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/5_Art_Cashin_-_Aftermath_of_Cyprus%2C_Fear%2C_Contagion_%26_Crisis.html

Spark That Will Send The World Into A Hyperinflationary Spiral

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/5_Spark_That_Will_Send_The_World_Into_A_Hyperinflationary_Spiral.html

The Financial System May Surprise You Going Forward

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/4/5_The_Financial_System_May_Surprise_You_Going_Forward.html

Kyle Bass on Japan






A Ton Of Gold Bricks: What Capital Flight Looks Like In Italy

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-04/ton-gold-bricks-what-capital-flight-looks-italy

If Japan's "Shock And Awe" QE Happened In The US....

Paul Krugman would approve of Japan's grotesque QE.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-04/if-japans-shock-and-awe-qe-happened-us

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MF Global Trustee Speaks: It Was All Corzine's Fault

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-04/mf-global-trustee-speaks-it-was-all-corzines-fault

CEO Of Italy's Largest Bank Says Haircuts Of Uninsured Depositors "Acceptable", Should Become A Template

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-04/ceo-italys-largest-bank-says-haircuts-uninsured-depositors-acceptable-should-become-