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U.S. Mint Sells Over 750,000 Silver Eagles In One Day
Silver Trading | SRSroccoreport | October 2, 2014

The market reacted to the big drop in the paper price of silver by a huge increase in Silver Eagle purchases. In one day, the U.S. Mint sold 766,000 Silver Eagles, which is more than double the 379,000 oz Gold Eagles sold to date this entire year. The total U.S. Mint silver sales for the first 3 quarters of the year is 32,251,000.

Greece Recovery? 60% Of Greeks Live At Or Below Poverty Levels
Greece | Zerohedge | October 1, 2014

A report from Greece’s State Budget Office found that three in every five Greeks, or some 6.3 million people, were living in poverty or under the threat of poverty in 2013 due to material deprivation and unemployment. Greece also ranks fourth among EU states in poverty disparity, after Spain, Romania and Bulgaria.

Why Is China Hoarding Gold? Alan Greenspan Explains
China | Gold Trading | Zerohedge | October 1, 2014

A return to the gold standard in any form is nowhere on anybody’s horizon. It has few supporters in today’s virtually universal embrace of fiat currencies & floating exchange rates. Yet gold has special properties that no other currency can claim. For more than two millennia, gold has had virtually unquestioned acceptance as payment.

U.S. Government Is Borrowing About 8 Trillion Dollars A Year
Michael Snyder | US Economy | October 1, 2014

A lot of money on interest payments is saved by borrowing over shorter time frames. This strategy has indeed saved the US federal government hundreds of billions of dollars in interest payments, but it has also created a situation where the federal government must borrow about 8 trillion dollars a year – JUST to keep up with the game.

The Illusion that Lower Oil Prices Are Positive
Crude Oil Trading | September 30, 2014

The Oil Head-Fake: The essence of the Oil Head-Fake Dynamic is the inevitable drop in oil prices resulting from a sharp decline in oil demand (i.e. global recession) will trigger disruption of the global oil supply chain that will eventually push oil prices higher than most currently think possible.

JPMorgan Holds Lowest Silver Short Position Since 2008
Silver Trading | September 30, 2014

JPMorgan’s short position in silver is now down to about 11,500 contracts, their lowest short-side corner in the Comex futures market since taking over the silver short position of Bear Stearns in 2008. And not to be forgotten in all of this, is the equally extreme short-side corner in the Comex silver market held by Canada’s Scotiabank.

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