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Gold Prices vs National Debt: The Big Picture

Since the peak in gold prices in 2011 the Federal Reserve has “generously” supplied the world with trillions of dollars of newly created digital and paper debt, all backed by nothing but faith and credit. Bonds have rallied and the S&P is higher by 50% or so. The US national debt has steadily increased and gold is still bumping around a bottom.

Gold and Silver Price Increasingly Detached from Reality

The ounces of gold and silver printed on futures contracts dwarf the actual number in exchange vaults. High frequency trading and concentration in derivatives positions makes the connection between the paper price and the physical supply and demand even more tenuous. The link between the spot price and physical demand is thin at best.

Mysterious "Massive" Seller Who Flash Crashed Gold In 2014 Finally Revealed

Gold will remain manipulated & viciously slammed until such time as the suppressed price can be allowed to recover its fair value, which will only happen once those who are accumulating massive amount of physical have their fill. In the meantime, if you can’t beat them may as well join them, as long as physical gold continues to be quite explicitly “on sale.”

Watch As All the Bond Rats Jump Ship before FOMC Meeting

The FOMC Meeting this week is not just any FOMC Meeting, but the one where the Fed gives its quarterly outlook, forecasts & Yellen is asked a bunch of difficult questions by economists regarding FOMC Policy. The week is all about positioning or the De-Positioning taking place right up until the last minute of this important Fed Meeting.

Ten Banks, Including JPM, Goldman, Deutsche & UBS, Probed For Gold Rigging

Who is involved in this latest gold – rigging scandal? Why everyone! … which makes it immediately obvious why the European regulator had to promptly cover up the whole affair. Under scrutiny are Bank of Nova Scotia, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, SoGén, Standard Bank & UBS.

Silver Open Interest Anomaly

Open interest is roughly 175,000 contracts, which is about 875,000,000 ounces of paper silver. At market price that is about $13 Billion, or only about 15% of what the Fed created each month during QE3. It would take very little digital currency, relatively speaking, to buy all the open interest, or to crush prices via naked sales of paper contracts.

COMEX – Why it’s Corrupt

Replacing the law of supply and demand as the price determinant, the COMEX has substituted a private club run by a few large traders who, in turn, dictate prices to metal producers, consumers & investors. Ironically, it is data from the CME and published by the CFTC that prove price manipulation on the COMEX.

Is It Time For Silver To Rise And S&P 500 To Dive?

Silver has had 3 bad years while the S&P has had five good years. It is time for both markets to reverse. Either the silver price should go up or the S&P should come down, or more likely, both will occur. With silver prices near 4 year lows, the silver to S&P ratio too is at a 5 year low. SO?

Forget Gold and Silver - Invest with Wall Street, or Else!

A year ago today saw one of the largest declines in COMEX gold and silver futures in the last several decades. Coupled with a soaring stock market, the near destruction of the gold and silver bulls sent a powerful message to small savers: Invest with Wall Street, or else! At the moment, the bears think they are invincible. Do You?

Bail-Ins Approved By EU Yesterday - Deposits Over €100,000 Vulnerable

“Bail-ins” enshrined in the 2 laws, means bank’s owners – shareholders, creditors – bondholders & depositors, will be first in line to absorb losses banks will incur, before outside sources of finance may be called upon. Laws also require banks to finance reserve funds to cover further losses, only after bail-ins have been used.

The Gold Market’s Big First Quarter Surprise

The first quarter of the year has certainly provided surprises for the gold market, but remember that every coin has two sides. Every downward data point has an upside opportunity. Follow the smart money, stay diversified & remain a curious investor as investing is key to long-term wealth creation.

What Is High-Frequency Trading, Exactly?

Rise of the robots certainly seems to have helped investors. Bid-ask spreads have fallen dramatically in the past 20 years. High Frequency Trading has added more liquidity, eliminating bid-ask spreads that would have been too small to do so before. But it doesn’t mean that HFT is unambiguously good.

US Government Has Rigged Precious Metals Markets For 80 Years!

The 60 Minutes coverage only included the tip of the iceberg about how US stock, bond, currency, and commodity markets are manipulated. The US government has been involved in manipulating these markets since the mid-1930s! High frequency trading is just one small tactic used to rig markets.

Forget HFT: The 4 Greatest Market Risks To Investors Now

Greed & fear are the oils that run the market machine. Markets have & always will be “rigged” to some degree. However, what has the most important effect on your long term financial prosperity is managing the risks of investing that can do long-term, irreparable damage to your financial health.

The Father Of High Speed Trading Speaks

The public does not trust their brokers, the markets, the exchanges, or the regulators either. And why should they, given our showing the past few years? To the public the financial markets trading may increasingly seem like a casino, except that the casino is more transparent and simpler to understand.

Suing JPMorgan and the COMEX For Precious Metals Manipulation

Presenting a guide for how & why JPMorgan & the COMEX (owned by the CME Group) should be sued for their manipulation of gold and silver (& copper, too). I am certain that the coming physical silver shortage will end price manipulation, but I see nothing wrong with trying to hasten that day.

Gold Prices Show Three Patterns In Last 14 Years

Gold prices peaked in Aug 2011 and fell erratically into December 2013. Was that the end of the collapse, or is there more downside coming in gold prices? Banks are forecasting weak gold prices in 2014. Instead of listening to self-serving banker opinions, let’s examine this analysis of over 14 years.

This Gold Model Calculates Prices Between 1971 And 2017

Did the gold bull market end in August 2011 – Or – Was last year’s decline merely a correction in the bull run? The answer, can be found in my gold pricing model that has accurately replicated Average gold prices after the noise of politics, news, HFT & day-to-day “management” have been purged.

Why Banks Are Doomed: Technology and Risk

It’s not just that banks are no longer needed–they pose a needless and potentially catastrophic risk to the nation. To understand why, we need to understand the key characteristics of risk. The entire banking sector is based on two illusions.

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