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Where the Next Major Banking Crisis Will Begin

Italy’s banking system is a ticking time bomb. Its banks are sitting on $356 billion worth of non-performing loans (NPLs). As if that weren’t enough, these sour loans are valued at around 20% of Italy’s annual economic output. European regulators are now scrambling to prevent a banking crisis. A banking crisis in Italy could spread across Europe like the black plague.

Finance is the Tail that Wags the Dog - How Big Banks Became Our Masters

Despite all of the wrangling & rule making, there’s a core truth about our financial system that we have yet to comprehend fully: It isn’t serving us, we’re serving it. Finance has become the tail that wags the dog. A fundamental shift in the business model of finance is what we should be talking about — rather than details of liquidity ratios of banks or or even how to punish specific banking misdeeds.

Having Manipulated & Acquiring Silver Cheap, will JPM Allow Silver Prices to Rise?

After starting from ZERO in 2011, JPMorgan now holds/controls nearly 53% of all silver backing the Comex silver paper derivative exchange. Has JPM conspired to keep silver prices low for years so that they could acquire metal as inexpensively as possible? Maybe. And, now that they appear to be “done”, might silver prices finally be allowed to rise? Again, maybe.

Paper Gold Bomb Detonated when World's largest Buyers were Closed - Why?

The day was well chosen: Two of the largest buyers of physical gold in the world, India + Turkey, were closed for the observance of a religious holiday. And Shanghai closed for the day 31 minutes before the paper gold dump. Why would a large quantity seller sell when the largest buyers are not in the market at the time of sale? This is unadulterated BIS/ECB/BoE/Fed sponsored market intervention.

Central Bank Asset Purchases Inflate Stock & Real Estate, but Cap Gold and Silver Prices

The Central banks bought a staggering $1.5 trillion in assets in the first five months of the year to keep the economy from imploding. This massive increase in Central bank asset purchases is a last ditch effort to prop up the market & cap the gold price. They will likely have to increase their level of buying even more. As it goes exponential… then we know the END IS NEAR.

Why Central Banks & IMF Were Forced To Rig The Gold Market

Looking at this new information, I had no idea of the amount of Fed, Central Bank and IMF gold market intervention until I put all the pieces together. While most of the folks in the precious metals community realize that the Fed and Central Banks have sold gold into the market to depress the price, this new evidence puts the gold market it in an entirely DIFFERENT LIGHT.

Declassified CIA Memos Reveal Probes Into Gold Market Manipulation

The CIA recently released a series of declassified 1970s memos relating to the gold market & the newly created SDR. Each of the declassified gold and SDR documents was marked “SECRET”. These memos give new insight how the CIA viewed the gold market, the perceived manipulation of gold & the potential for the SDR to become a gold substitute in the international monetary system.

Gold And Silver Traders Rejoice - Manipulation Lawsuit Against Banks To Proceed

A US Federal Court has found that a lawsuit – the first of its kind – has merit and will now proceed to rule on the following claims versus HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia. And so the discovery process begins, which will expose just how much market manipulation takes place in the silver (initially as there is a parallel lawsuit taking place with regard to gold) market by major banks.

Deutsche Bank Colapse - Was Why Germans Were Told To Prepare For A Crisis

There is a very real possibility that Deutsche Bank is going down. Angela Merkel has stated that Deutsche Bank will not be getting a bailout from the European Central Bank. Could Germany be considering a bail-in instead of a bail out? Are millions of Germans about to see their cash stolen by the government to prop up Deutsche bank? Is this what’s ahead for the people of Germany?

Concentrated COMEX Silver Shorts - The Greatest Lie in the History of Market Regulation

Until the physical market overwhelms the COMEX silver concentrated short scam, the big shorts may continue to prevail, although they have been seriously underwater of late, for the first time ever. Being the key factor in silver and gold, it will be the resolution and eventual dissolution of the concentrated short position that will drive silver prices in the future. I encourage all to dig into this issue.

Giant Financial Bubbles created by Central Banks are Fracturing

Nearly everywhere on the planet the giant financial bubbles created by the central banks during the last two decades are fracturing. The latest examples are the crashing bank stocks in Italy & elsewhere in Europe & the sudden trading suspensions by three UK commercial property funds. It’s beginning to feel like August 2007 all over again. Of course, central banks have nothing to do with it at all!

The Mechanics Of Silver Manipulation - By Former NYMEX Trader

Here is how JPM manipulated the silver markets by selling the Silver contango during illiquid hours, used their deep pockets to push settlements, waited until margin calls made the large locals puke their positions. They do not have access to cheap money, political influence or the most physical silver in the world in a single vault at their disposal to create a squeeze.

This Time Central Banks Will Need A Bailout: Make Sure You Buy Gold

In the late ‘90s, Wall Street bailed out a hedge fund. In 2008, the Federal Reserve bailed out Wall Street. But in 2018, it’s the central banks that will need a bailout. And what will happen to the dollar when the Fed loses international credibility? I worked hard for my money & I want to preserve it. I don’t want to see it wiped out. Gold will preserve my wealth & that’s why I have it.

Currency Manipulation by the United States Is Alive and Well

Although further currency manipulation is far from ideal, the US is in no place to criticize Japan for it. Historically, the US has been the world’s leading cheerleader for currency manipulation. If the United States government wants to continue dishing out anti-currency manipulation rhetoric, it best explain why it’s had its own hands in the foreign exchange market.

Why are Central banks Forcibly Loading up on Gold?

Ordinarily central banks are more apt to shed gold than buy it. But now is not a normal time & so are loading up on gold. As currencies grow more unstable, central banks will seek a “bridge” that holds value in the midst of currency volatility & diversification away from the US dollar. That bridge seems to be gold, as it certainly doesn’t seem as if many other logical asset choices exist.

The Looming Bank Run Will Send Gold Prices to $3,000+

How do you think the government would react to the ultimate financial crisis…a bank run that locks Americans out of their own bank accounts? Right now, less than 1% of Americans own a single gold or silver coin. If that number rises to just 2%, it would create a huge demand for gold. It could easily push gold prices to $3,000 or beyond. And easily push silver prices to…?

Investigating Deutsche Bank In Wake Of Admission It Rigged Gold And Silver

Deutsche Bank has admitted it rigged both the Gold market and the Silver market. In the wake of admissions of rigged LIBOR and rigged Euribor, one would really have to wonder “What isn’t rigged?” While pondering the question, let’s dive into Deutsche Bank’s 2015 Annual Report to investigate other bid-rigging opportunities. This could get interesting.

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