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Ted Butler: A Manipulation Timeline

| November 27, 2012 | Articles: Experts Talk

A friend and long-time subscriber who intends to write a book about the silver manipulation asked if I could provide him with a bit of history. To my mind, the silver manipulation dates back to early 1983, when the commercial traders grew confident that they could sell any quantity of paper short contracts to the technical fund buyers on the COMEX. By that time the commercials learned that technical fund buyers would never take physical delivery and could be counted on to buy or sell based upon price signals that the commercials could easily influence and control. In essence, the game has remained remarkably similar ever since. While the commercials learned to behave collusively […]

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Marc Faber Explains Unintended Consequences Of Money Printing & Favors Gold

Marc Faber is one of the very successful investors on earth. He recently explained his view on the monetary policies of the developed regions in the world. Obviously he is no fan of the  Keynesian way of thinking which is applied by the central banks in the developed regions. The Keynesian policy considers easy money as a way out of economic recession and deflation. They argue that money creation smoothens out the business cycle. In his presentation, Marc Faber demonstrates that these kind of interventions achieve exactly the opposite: they make the business cycles much more violent, create extreme fluctuations in economic activity and result in far more financial volatility. In […]

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Peter Schiff About Gold, Fiscal Cliff And Real Economic Growth

Earlier this year, Peter Schiff published his book “The Real Crash”, which explains how an economy grows and how it crashes, in simple language. Yesterday’s Black Friday appeared to be an ideal event to explain again the basic principles he presents in his book. The author commented on the picture of Black Friday that the media has created: people stepping out of warehouses with their shopping carts full of goods. He points to the key problem that the all those goods are produced in other countries (in this case, seen from the perspective of the US). Peter Schiff explained in his book and he repeats again that “it’s not the buying” […]

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2012 Is The Tipping Point – Results Are In, Bankers Lost

| November 20, 2012 | Articles: Experts Talk
2012 Is The Tipping Point – Results Are In, Bankers Lost

It is highly unlikely the Mayan predictions of the end of the world referred to the bankers’ world of credit and debt. Nonetheless, with only one month remaining until December 21, 2012—the end date of the Mayan 5,125 year Mesoamerican calendar—the concomitant end of the bankers’ 300 year ponzi-scheme of credit and debt should not be dismissed as mere coincidence. The world has entered a paradigm shift of immense proportions; and the collapse of the bankers’ economic world is a part of that shift. The bankers’ credit fueled a 300-year global expansion which transformed the world. The bankers’ credit, however, has now become debt which increasingly cannot be repaid. Economics […]

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Silver Manipulation Explained In A Simple Way By Ted Butler

Silver Manipulation Explained In A Simple Way By Ted Butler

The month of October marked the highest amount of Silver Eagles sales over the past five years. One could ask why the price of silver was coming down from its peak early October. Of course part of the answer lies in the fact that Silver Eagles are not the only form of silver bullion. But there have been numerous examples in the past where the demand for physical silver was increasing while its price was decreasing, as described by Jeff Nielson amongst many others. The point is that the traditional law of demand and supply don’t always work especially not in the silver market. The central points is this: the price of […]

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Peter Schiff About Infinite Inflation And The Safe Havens Gold & Silver

In his latest article, Peter Schiff explains the negative effects of interventions of monetary stimulus by the central bank. In particular, inflation is the result of money printing and although governments claim inflation is under control, it is an inevitable effect longer term. It is shortsighted to think that monetary interventions come without (negative) effects. The acclaimed decline of unemployment by the creation of money is not realistic in Peter Schiff’s opinion. Obviously a lot of other thinkers and commentators share the same view. After the announcement of QE3 (also dubbed “QE Infinity”) created yet another round of media chatter about a recovery, the Fed’s Open Market Committee has decided […]

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David Morgan: The Silver Supply Squeeze In 1980 Could Look Like A Warm-up

David Morgan: The Silver Supply Squeeze In 1980 Could Look Like A Warm-up

During an interesting interview on PracticalBull.com, David Morgan made the statement that the silver supply squeeze of 1980 could look like a warm-up compared to what could be coming in the not too distant future. The bull run in the 70’s took the price of silver from less than $5 to almost $50 dollar. Of course, there is nothing shocking to this statement for long term followers of the precious metals markets or for people that understand today’s monetary catastrophe that is unfolding. But still it’s worth one’s time to look at the analysis of a respected person like David Morgan which leads him to such a conclusion. His analysis […]

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Jim Sinclair: Gold Confiscation in 1933 Was What QE Is In 2012

When Mr Gold talks, you better make sure you listen. Jim Sinclair requested via his website to control emotions and writings with regard to gold confiscation. It’s quite unlikely that gold will be confiscated in 2012 like it happened in 1933. In order to understand the reason why, it’s mandatory to have some basic monetary insights. This is how Jim Sinclair explains it it: In the 1930s gold was to the monetary system what QE is today, a means of increasing the supply of money for Fed and Treasury discretionary use. The US Secretary of the Treasury and President Roosevelt set the gold price higher at their daily breakfast together […]

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Darryl Schoon’s Five Favorite Books

We had the honour this weekend to do a Q&A with Darryl Schoon. What was intended to be a short talk about a limited number of specific questions, became a long and in-depth conversation about the fundamentals of modern life (economy, money and currency, precious metals, psychology, history). The world through the lens of Gold as Darryl sees it … that’s how we would describe the unique conversation. We would like to thank Darryl for the time he spent with us and the timely knowledge and wisdom he shared. Of course, readers will benefit from his insights as well, as we’ll publish several resumes in the coming weeks, starting with Darryl’s […]

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Jim Sinclair: Gold Is Going To And Through $ 3,500

Jim Sinclair is not only known for his nick name Mr Gold, but also for encouraging people with its down-to-earth but wise words. His fundamental belief for a very long time has been that the price of gold would go much, much higher, not excluding it could reach $ 12,000. During that fantastic journey, two price points would be key pivot points: $ 529 and $ 1764. Both prices would mark the transition to a new phase in the long term gold bull market. What’s remarkable is that Jim Sinclair made these statements and mentioned those price points before the start of the bull market. Up until now, he has had a […]

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Eric Sprott Announces Sprott Silver Coins And Bars With Own Signature

| October 19, 2012 | Articles: Experts Talk

Sprott stands for vision, quality, security and of course precious metals. Within the group of companies that entrepreneur Eric Sprott has built, Sprott Money being one of the companies, launches silver bars and coins with the Sprott signature. The coins and bars are minted from 99.9% pure silver. Each 1 ounce silver coin and 10 ounce silver bar features the renowned Sprott name and bears the beautiful carving of the Canadian maple leaf. The 1 ounce silver coin is also engraved with a striking image of the inukshuk. For a limited time, you can pre-order these exclusive bars and rounds with $15 off shipping (insurance fees apply). During the pre-order […]

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Izzy Friedman: What Now For the Price of Silver?

This is an excerpt from Ted Butler’s latest commentary to his premium newsletter subscribers – www.butlerresearch.com It has been quite some time since my good friend and silver mentor, Izzy Friedman, has written something about silver. Devastated by the loss of his wonderful wife of 56 years, Gabriella, Izzy withdrew from his daily silver market observation and our telephone conversations in order to restructure his life around family and travel and contemplation. We have started to talk more frequently and he agreed to write something. For those who may not be familiar with Izzy, it was a personal challenge from him to me almost 30 years ago that started me on […]

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Tocqueville: Outlook For Gold Price & Gold Shares

The second quarter closed out on a strong note for gold bullion and the mining shares. Reuters reported two weeks ago that the gold price saw its biggest quarterly gain of the last two years. So far mainstream media. More in-depth insights were published this week in the quarterly investor letter from Tocqueville Asset Management. The letter (bottom of this article) is edited by the respected John Hathaway and contains an overview of the past quarter as far as gold bullion and precious metals mining shares are concerned, as well as the firm’s short and long term expectations. It contains also 60 charts that Tocqueville is monitoring to come to […]

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Egon Von Greyerz: Money Printing vs Allocated Physical Gold

Egon Von Greyerz: Money Printing vs Allocated Physical Gold

Things don’t always need to be complex, they simply need to be clear. From that point of view, we really like the simplicity  which Egon Von Greyerz uses to describe the dynamics of the debt crisis. It all starts with excessive money printing and the absence of a currency backed by any hard asset. That’s the trigger for a distorted economic system in which the value of money decreases, real rates become negative, the currency devalues and price inflation increases (possibly ending up in hyperinflation). Some traditional thinkers will probably argue that “economic growth” can be the result of money printing. Some even believe that the more money is printed, the […]

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