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NEW: Money Metals Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast Looking Ahead to 2016 Forecasting today’s volatile, high-frequency machine driven and manipulated futures markets using fundamental analysis is futile, as a great many precious metals bulls will attest. To complicate matters, an obsession with Fed policy dominates all markets. Officials at the Federal Reserve are often less than forthcoming and are just as bumbling as the Soviet bureaucrats when it comes to centrally planning our economy. Nevertheless, beneath all of the artificial influences and all of the leveraged paper, the gears of the physical market for gold and silver still turn. We can be sure prices will reflect actual supply and demand for physical metals at […]
In sum, this book is to date the most comprehensive attempt at a critical examination of today’s investment universe from the perspective of the Austrian School and deriving conclusions for investors from it. To this end, we frequently move back and forth between theory and current practice. The difficulty of connecting these two worlds will become clear to the reader as the book progresses: the relationship between taking the time for slow and deliberate reflection and the pressure and urgency that characterize investing in financial markets under distorted and volatile circumstances.
Examine the 30 year log scale chart of the S&P 500. What I see: Tops occurred about every seven years. Tops were usually rounded, followed by intense drops. Tops were approximately Aug. 1987, Jan. 1994, March 2000, Oct. 2007, and May 2015. Once the S&P broke below the red up-trending support lines in 2000, 2007, and (probably) in 2015, the rally was over and large corrections occurred. The next large move in the S&P looks like it should be, based on history, a substantial correction to the 600 – 1,400 range. Other Considerations: Federal Reserve easy money has helped create the last six years of S&P rally. The Fed […]
The US government will spend nearly $4 Trillion this fiscal year – starting last October 1. Of course it projects a massive deficit, increasing national debt, uses “funny” accounting, and does not address unfunded liabilities. Business as usual… Examine the last 100 years of US government expenditures and national debt – on a log scale in $ millions. Note that official government expenses have increased from about $750 million to about $4 Trillion, an increase by a factor of over 5,000. National Debt (official – not including unfunded liabilities) has increased from about $3 billion to nearly $19 Trillion in 100 years, an increase by a factor of about 6,000. […]
It really matters little what the charts are saying about the paper futures for gold and silver here, which we will get to shortly. The focus needs to be kept on a few facts that are inescapably true: fiat currencies throughout the history on this planet have always, always failed, without exception, 100% of the time. There are few situations for which such a statement of guaranteed [failed] performance can be made. It is any different this time? Yes and no. No, because all fiats have failed, plain and simple. Yes, because the extent to which there is no reasonable reality in the relationship between paper and physical has never […]
By Stefan Gleason of Money Metals Exchange Fed Hikes; Silly Myths about Interest Rates & Gold Persist The Fed finally acted this week – upping its benchmark Federal Funds rate by 0.25%. Now that the speculation over whether the Fed will hike has been put to rest, analysts are busily speculating about what the Fed’s move means for the economy and markets. Many of these speculations are unfounded. It’s time to bust some silly myths. Much of what’s spewed out in the financial media concerning interest rates is flat-out wrong, especially when it comes to their impact on precious metals markets. Since gold and silver are small markets compared to […]
“Meth” or Methamphetamine is a common recreational drug used, according to Wikipedia, to induce feelings of euphoria, increase sexual desire, and stimulate weight loss, among others. QE or Quantitative Easing, injecting liquidity, bond monetization, and “printing money” are common Keynesian economic prescriptions used to inflate economies, enable deficit spending and boost financial profits, among others. Some call it monetary madness. There are many disturbing similarities and it is clear that excessive use of both Meth and QE are destructive. Your brain on drugs, your economy on QE: In low doses Meth can elevate mood and increase alertness and energy. The FDA has approved a variation of Meth for attention deficit […]
The Rothschild-now-globalist template for gaining control over all money, and now the world, has been create a Problem, let an adverse Reaction develop, then present the desired Solution. On a grander scale, there was the US Civil War to divide the country, then the manufactured Roaring ’20s and the stock market bubble, burst when the money changers purposefully tightened the money supply creating massive margin calls and the Crash of 1929. On a more recent level, we commented on the Arab refugee situation designed to weaken Europe, [See article], as a plan to further the New World Order. The globalists created a Problem in the Middle East. This created an […]
What force? Some of the “forces” in our world that are supportive of higher silver prices are: Debt Increases: Global debt exceeds $200 Trillion and rising rapidly. Warfare: Syria, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, South China Sea, Chicago and others. It is a long list. Welfare: Bank bailouts, military contractors, Medicaid, food stamps, dozens of “programs” and so much more. Central bank “money printing:” Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, Bank of England and others are doing what they do best – devaluing their currencies. The bubbles created in the bond, stock, and currency markets must be fed and supported. There is little doubt that the world is drowning […]
(From “Bobby,” a reader – posted as a comment) Both Gold and Silver it is said Are jeered yet feared by the Fed For if they rise it will but show The dollar’s worth is very low So if they rise in upward trend The Fed then feels it must defend The things they do we know aren’t right But they don’t care, they have the might To lie and cheat and say “F.U. We have our man, we have Jack Lew The FTC, just who are they? They’ll do our bid, we’ll have our way” A falling price we must endure Until no gold they can procure To fuel […]
Alasdair McLeod wrote an excellent article in which he said, “So if anyone asks you when you might take your profits in gold and silver, smile sweetly and just say, ‘When paper money stops losing its value.’” When will paper money stop losing its value? I submit that unbacked fiat paper money will, based on history, never stop losing value – as long as it is backed by dodgy sovereign debt issued by governments descending deeper into debt ever year. A viable alternative is currency backed by gold and silver, but even though precious metals have been used successfully as money for centuries, there is far more profit for TPTB […]
Honest money – gold and silver – are not supported by governments and central bankers for obvious reasons. The Fed can “print” $85 Billion per month to buy dodgy paper to support the banking system, but the Fed can’t produce 75 million ounces of gold each month. Consequently we use dishonest money. A FEW QUESTIONS: If The-Powers-That-Be (TPTB) wanted honest money, why do they encourage dishonest money (the digital and paper stuff)? If counterfeiting is illegal and wrong, why do TPTB encourage fractional reserve banking, which is legal counterfeiting? If TPTB did not want inflation, why do they encourage central banks to devalue their currencies and create price inflation? If […]
In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,057.98 down $19.90 per ounce (-1.85%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, lost 0.03%. Junior miners outperformed seniors for the week as the S&P/TSX Venture Index climbed 0.14 percent. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index gained 0.47 percent for the week.