Gold and silver are still moving at a key juncture. Gold bulls should be able not to let prices go lower from here, at least not on a sustained basis, to avoid a break through critical support. One negative for the precious metals complex is that gold stocks have been sold off heavily during the week. On the other hand, gold is increasingly behaving as a safe haven in a world which is becoming more and more uncertain. For the week commencing October 27th, there are some key economic data coming mainly from the U.S. and European Union. There are no formal Central Bank statements expected.
Wars will continue but may not be decisively won or lost. Debt and currency in circulation will rise exponentially. Consumer prices will continue increasing.
Gold, silver, crude oil, gasoline and food will become much more expensive. Voters will continue voting for politicians and wars even though both cause prices to rise. The number of Americans on food stamps (SNAP) will continue rising. Unemployment statistics will fall in election years but the actual number of Americans working full-time jobs will decline.
Jeff Deist speaks to author Philipp Bagus in the interview which is available below. We highlight some extremely interesting quotes from the interview. The discussion is a must-listen for everyone who wants to understand the fundamental issue with the Euro.
With credit markets in Europe and the US taking a bit of a pause for profit-taking or reassessment, it is notable that currencies have not. The euro finally broke free of what looked like a steady range, though unfortunately to the downside. While that may be celebrated by orthodox economists in Brussels and elsewhere, it should not as such devaluation has led to no place good in the recent past. Curiously, however, the ultimate indicator of such risk, gold, has remained in its rut while these other pieces notoriously shed such contented framing.
If you want to know why your holdings of physical gold and silver have remained under suppression, it is because both are anathema to paper fiat currencies, and the ones who are in control, the moneychangers, will not tolerate competition against their fiat Ponzi monopoly scheme. Not until the elite bankers lose control of the fiat US “dollar” can you expect to see dramatic price increases for gold and silver, irrespective of any and all fundamentals and more widely recognized efforts of manipulation.
Why to expect [more] war? That is all the Rothschild banking establishment knows, and truth be known, it has been extraordinarily effective. Will it be a conventional war? No one knows, but that seems less likely in this day and age. Regardless of what one thinks about the news or the underlying bullish fundamentals for both gold and silver, if all one did is look at what the charts are saying about those who are buying and selling precious metals, one would have the best and most accurate read for what is going on in real-time.
As gold is reflecting the value of currencies, it is no coincidence that “Peso gold” or gold in Argentine’s currency has exploded higher recently. The Argentine Peso, expressed in US Dollars, is trading at all-time lows. Consequently, Peso gold is trading at it all-time high.
In this videocast, Jim Rickards and Peter Schiff talk about currency wars, the gold market and the next liquidity crisis. Below is the video, it’s tackles several topics in a short but very powerful way.
Eventually we’ll have a collapse or deflationary bust in asset markets. That’s inevitable. Printing money can postpone such a collapse but eventually the bust will occur. Every inflation, whether consumer price inflation or asset inflation, eventually comes to an end. I hold physical gold for the reason that one day I may not be able to remit money from one country to another. I don’t know when this final systemic collapse that I am foreseeing will occur but all I can say is that in monetary, inflationary times, when inflation is measured properly, in real terms: stocks usually don’t do particularly well but gold does.
We are in the end game, where paper promises have replaced the stability of gold and silver. The consequences are there for everyone to see. Equity markets, bond markets, commodity markets have all been poisoned by today’s excessive levels of credit and debt. Gold and silver are the barometers of systemic financial distress. The bankers’ have done their utmost to disable the most telling indicators of their present disarray and imminent demise. Don’t be fooled, however. In the end game, gold and silver are not investments.
The US stock market indices are at all-time highs. Is confidence strong in both the US dollar and the stock markets? Or is it confidence that the Federal Reserve, via newly “printed” dollars, will support the market? How much confidence do YOU have in digital Euros versus gold coins in your hand?
“I don’t know what to do,” said my good friend Rob after inviting my wife Jo and me to dinner for the third time in two weeks. “I know I should do something. Every time I think about it, it scares the hell out of me! Maybe I should just hide everything under the mattress.”
Admittedly, Faber his call to hold cash is contrarian, and not the type of tip you would expect from a gold bull. His belief is not to hold cash for the long term. His point is that stocks and bonds are overvalued and not attractive as an investment. As the markets are likely to be shaken up thoroughly in the coming months, it is wise to hold cash in order to jump on the opportunities that will pass by.
We must understand what money actually is… and why Gold is money. As J. P. Morgan famously stated, ‘Gold is money… everything else is credit’. To put it bluntly, bank notes, Dollar bills, all forms of Fiat currency are IOU’s; that is, credit (debt)… and circulating debt notes cannot extinguish debt, they simply shuffle debt around. Money and debt are polar opposites.