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Investigation Started On Gold & Silver Manipulation Against 10 Major Banks

| February 23, 2015 | Category: Trading
Investigation Started On Gold & Silver Manipulation Against 10 Major Banks

U.S. officials are investigating at least 10 major banks for possible rigging of precious-metals markets, even though European regulators dropped a similar probe after finding no evidence of wrongdoing, according to people close to the inquiries.

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Gold: The Good, Bad, and Truly Ugly

Gold: The Good, Bad, and Truly Ugly

The global financial system is vulnerable and dangerously fragile. If it were safe and healthy, why would Europe continue to “throw good money after bad” with more bailouts to Greece and other countries? Ask yourself if Italy, Spain, Japan and the US are materially different. A vulnerable and dangerous financial system that is increasingly leveraged is a bubble in search of a pin. Accidents happen! Protect yourself and insure your assets with gold and silver.

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COMEX Gold Analysis – Has Gold Bottomed?

| February 23, 2015 | Category: Trading
COMEX Gold Analysis – Has Gold Bottomed?

Both Ed Steer and Ted Butler consider the COMEX market structure as evidenced by the latest COT report not very good. Ed’s estimate is that we still have about fifty or so dollars to the downside left in gold, and maybe one dollar or bit more in silver. However, he adds to it that if the commercials really want to get aggressive, we are nowhere near a price bottom. That confirms our chart analysis. Gold bulls should be prepared, as there is not enough evidence yet of a final bottom.

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Events Impacting Gold And Silver In The Week Of February 23d

| February 22, 2015 | Category: Price
Events Impacting Gold And Silver In The Week Of February 23d

For the week commencing February 23d, there are quite some economic data coming out. No central bank announcement is planned. Our expectation is that the GDP data in the U.S. on Friday can cause some volatility in COMEX gold and silver, hence influence the gold and silver price. The German and U.K. GDP, German and U.S. inflation index CPI, etc should not result in signficant gold or silver price changes, unless those data would be very shocking.

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Weekly Review For Gold Investors – February 20th

| February 21, 2015 | Category: Investing
Weekly Review For Gold Investors – February 20th

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 $1,202.85 down $26.58 per ounce (2.16%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, lost 3.58%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index was up 0.41% for the week.

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Banker’s Grip On Gold And Silver Not Over Yet

| February 21, 2015 | Category: Price
Banker’s Grip On Gold And Silver Not Over Yet

There are approximately 156 weekly bars on this chart going back almost 3 years. There are only 5 other weekly closes lower than last week. Clearly, the facts of price behavior give evidence of a weak market. It does not matter what your beliefs may be of the underlying “fundamental facts.” The existing reality of current pricing is all that counts. The difference between the fundamental facts and current price is not in harmony, for whatever reason, but it is how the market, in total, is pricing silver that counts. Always go with existing price as the most accurate measure. Opinions vary. Price is.

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Gold At Critical Support Level. Will It Hold?

| February 19, 2015 | Category: Price
Gold At Critical Support Level. Will It Hold?

Gold has pulled back to the median line of the red modified-Schiff pitchfork and almost to the lower median line of the blue modified-Schiff pitchfork. In addition to these potential support levels we have the round-number at $1200.

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Gold Showing Bull Market Characteristics But Needs To Confirm Positive Trend Action

Gold Showing Bull Market Characteristics But Needs To Confirm Positive Trend Action

The chart in this article shows that the negative progression is still intact. It would be reversed with a rally above the previous high, say at $126. What is interesting is that recent prices retraced exactly 66% or two thirds of the previous advance. Arguably more important is the fact that volume patterns have turned bullish. Note how the previous declines were associated with selling climaxes. This is pointed up by the percent volume oscillator in the bottom panel.

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Trading Alert – Newmont Mining Looks Eager for a Bullish Sign

| February 19, 2015 | Category: Stocks
Trading Alert – Newmont Mining Looks Eager for a Bullish Sign

Hidden Pivot analysis suggests that the next big rally could push the stock to the 28.62 target shown — an implied 16% gain from current levels. The move would become an odds-on bet if and when the midpoint Hidden Pivot at 25.99 is exceeded by more than 20 cents, but we’ll wait for it to happen before we break out the bubbly.

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Is Russia Preparing To Introduce A Gold Standard?

Is Russia Preparing To Introduce A Gold Standard?

The key motivation behind the accumulation of gold is undoubtedly linked to secure the country from the increasingly inevitable collapse of the global currency system. As Macleod points out, “this ultimately is the importance of gold for Russia, and the fact she has been acquiring it aggressively suggests Putin knows it. Putin is not like a western politician driven from one trivial crisis to another and wholly reliant on a central bank to handle money matters.”

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Geopolitical Tensions And Currency Debasement Will Push Gold Prices Higher

| February 17, 2015 | Category: Price
Geopolitical Tensions And Currency Debasement Will Push Gold Prices Higher

The race to the bottom continues unabated in the currency wars. And, no matter where you live, if you are stupid enough to believe the rhetoric being spewed out by politicians then you deserve to suffer the consequences. Unfortunately, you have to have a financial insurance policy that will save you from the actions of the current financial and political elite. While there are lots of great options available, owning physical gold and especially silver should be an essential part of this policy.

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Central Banks Are In Trouble

Central Banks Are In Trouble

Central banks are in trouble. The belief that a committee of academics can manage an economy is wilting as more and more question their role. The trillion euro quantitative easing and absurdly low and falling interest rates smack of desperate times and desperation. The vast injection of make-believe money will act as a great boost to the make-believe economy noted in official statistics. The one-per cent will certainly add to their paper wealth. It will not help the real economy though – the one where businesses employ people to produce goods in the hope of making a profit. Quite the opposite.

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Silver and Gold: Why Now?

| February 16, 2015 | Category: Investing
Silver and Gold:  Why Now?

In simple terms, government took real revenue, spent it, and then added more debt each year. Worse, the US owes compounding interest on the larger debt. Each year the US and many other governments pay interest on the loans (caused by deficit spending) from previous years. The total debt increases rapidly – far too rapidly to be repaid without massive inflation. Hence default via debt repudiation or devaluation of purchasing power is inevitable.

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Ted Butler: A Remarkable Proposition

Ted Butler: A Remarkable Proposition

A remarkable new paper by a Cornell law professor and CFTC staff counsel suggests that many aspects of high frequency computer trading (HFT) may be, in fact, illegal under various provisions of basic commodity law. Heretofore, it was generally assumed that HFT was legal, but disabused and impacted markets in disruptive manner on occasion. Many, like myself, never looked on HFT favorably, but few have tried to make the legal case against it. Scopino looked at HFT not through the universal perspective of something that’s here to stay and that we must get used to; to looking at it through an interpretation that it might violate existing law. His conclusion appears to be that much of HFT is not properly aligned with existing commodity law.

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