The conclusion to be drawn is respect for the trend, clearly down. Where we have shown a positive “spin” on the character of price behavior at the current lows, that is still where price is, at the lows. One can not be bullish here by any stretch of the imagination. As to buying physical silver, we are likely looking at a price level that will not be revisited in the next few generations. Price may still go lower, to some degree, but what the Federal Reserve is doing to destroy the fiat currency and the economy makes asking the question of to buy physical or not a superfluous one.
Tag: central banks
In a speech given earlier this week in Mexico, the General Manager of the BIS talked about the increasing pressure from the market on central banks. Even the mother of central banks is aware that the limitations of monetary policy are increasingly being questioned. The question is being asked if indeed those policies have been a “success” or rather a “failure.”
Apart from the fact that Mr. Faber did expect a formal confirmation of tapering, he said he was not surprised because “we are in QE unlimited.” He points out that the Fed is run by academics who never worked a single day of their life in a business. They don’t understand that if you print money, it benefits basically a handful of people maybe 3% or 5% of the population.
Civil war, [government induced], social upheaval, revolution. These are the more extreme forms of what can happen that will impact the [worthless] “value” of fiat. Whatever the reason[s], it does not matter. What does matter is that you have precious metals and that you continue to buy them because the end is near. What no one knows is when or how it all will end.
This article points to the potential effects of the “debt trap.” Debts have mounted to record highs. The associated financing costs become unsustainable when interest rates are high (or start rising). Record low interest rates have one characteristic in common: they have much more upside potential than downside.
The primary conclusion for any prudent investor should be to not be lulled in by the soothing talks of Ben, Mario and Shinzo. Granted, they may be doing their best, and doing so in good faith. Only you should not rely on their being able to succeed. Ultimately, the interest rates and inflation expectations of financial markets are fickle. They can turn on a dime. And, irrespective of all their good intentions, the good men at the central banks will not be able to control the loss of confidence in the markets.
All the evidence is there. Cyprus was indeed a “pilot” to determine the resistance against a bail-in from savers. Apparently the reaction of the Cypriot people and savers in the rest of the world, was too weak. The path of less resistance was the most likely one. This is truly frightening. Up until this point the suspicion was too high to ignore but still we all somehow hoped this was not true. This brings up the question what exactly is going wrong with the banking system.
If you get my message, then you will see how important it is to own some physical gold and silver. In the long-term, they will prove, once again, to be an effective preserver of wealth. Take advantage of the current low prices.
If you have the printing press you can let it run for yourself, the governments and the banks. Central banks gain enormously when they print the money first before anyone else get inflationary losses which is exactly a hidden tax on everybody’s bank account in dollar denominated value. It is like raising taxes without raising taxes.
The gloves are off, and central bankers are on a full frontal assault against all [paper] holders of gold and silver. Ironically, that very overt assault is the biggest clue of how fearful those in power really are. Fear, a sign of weakness, and the New World Order does not want anyone snooping behind their curtain of Oz.
The trend towards political influence is not restricted to the euro area. It is a global phenomenon. The central banks have taken on fire-fighting tasks in the crisis and in the process have also blurred the boundary between monetary policy and government fiscal policy.
The Austrian view on economics – many know it from the surface, but a minority has studied the principles. This article explains the basics and applies it to today’s economy. It appears that the world could avoid a lot of suffering by applying the sound principles of Austrian economics.
One of the frustrating things is that those bond purchases are canceling market signals. The bond market and the stock market have provided wonderful signals for many years as to potential problems, or potential signals. When you cancel those signals you could run into a problem.
The earliest date of the end of the decline is the 28th of February and the longest period of pressure is until the 27th of March. Thereafter gold is released to the upside which will be a minimum of $3500.
There is a spike low down near the 1150 level made in September of 2011, the last line of bullish defense for euro gold. In a sense, this corresponds closely to the $1550 – $1530 zone on the US Dollar priced gold chart. Bulls would not want to see this level give way without an intraweek recovery as it would portend even lower prices