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What to Do NOW in Case of a Future Banking System Breakdown

| November 13, 2019 | Articles: Insights
What to Do NOW in Case of a Future Banking System Breakdown

The banking system may not be as sound we’ve been led to believe. It continues to get propped up through central bank interventions, which strongly suggests it wouldn’t be able to stand on its own. Last Thursday, the Federal Reserve injected another $115 billion into financial markets via “temporary operations.” The Fed is targeting the repo market in particular, through which banks lend to each other on an overnight basis. For some reason, banks have grown weary of committing liquidity to each other in what should be one of the safest lending markets on the planet. Perhaps they are being overly cautious. Perhaps they (or one in particular) are simply […]

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New Evidence Futures Markets Are Built for Manipulation

New Evidence Futures Markets Are Built for Manipulation

The recent price smash in precious metals is frustrating for goldbugs. It is even more infuriating for those who look at the fundamental reasons to own gold and silver and see prices falling anyway. That’s why it’s worth explaining once again the real purpose of the futures markets, where prices are set. Some recent revelations about Bitcoin futures will help. The CME launched a Bitcoin futures contract in December of 2017, and many cryptocurrency fans cheered. Those who cheered expected “institutional” money to pour into Bitcoin. Their mistakes were in assuming the institutions would be making long bets on Bitcoin and the futures market would be free and fair. At the […]

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David Jensen: Gold & Silver to Head Dramatically Higher, Mirroring Palladium

David Jensen: Gold & Silver to Head Dramatically Higher, Mirroring Palladium

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in David Jensen of Jensen Strategic and a highly studied mining analyst and precious metals expert with close to two decades of experience in the mining industry. And it’s great to have him back on with us. David, thanks so much for the time again today, and it’s nice to talk to you again. Welcome. David Jensen: Thank you, Mike. It’s good to be back with you again. Mike Gleason: Well, David, we had you back on at the beginning of the year and you shared some amazing insights on palladium, and we’ll get to that in a bit because that […]

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Sound Money Scholarship Winners Announced

| November 6, 2019 | Articles: General

7 Outstanding Thinkers Earn Nearly $10,000 in Tuition Assistance   Eagle, Idaho (November 6, 2019) – Seven outstanding students beat out more than 100 of their high-school and college peers in making the best case for sound money through an international, gold-backed scholarship competition… …and the winners walked away with almost $10,000 in scholarship awards for their exceptional, thought-provoking essays. For the fourth-straight year, Money Metals Exchange, the national precious-metals dealer that was recently ranked “Best in the USA,” has teamed up with the Sound Money Defense League to offer the first gold-backed scholarship of the modern era. These groups have set aside 100 ounces of physical gold to reward exemplary students who display a […]

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Time for Investors to Reset Their Portfolios for Inflation

| November 5, 2019 | Articles: Insights
Time for Investors to Reset Their Portfolios for Inflation

As investors reset their clocks to accord with the end of Daylight Savings Time, they may also need to reset their expectations for future returns. A strong body of research suggests that artificially changing the time twice a year – forward, then backward an hour – does more harm than good.  It leads to sleep disruptions, heightened stress, missed appointments, wasted time (ironically), and a diminishment of productivity around these biannual time changes. As reported in HeadlineHealth, “Circadian biologists believe ill health effects from daylight saving time result from a mismatch among the sun ‘clock,’ our social clock – work and school schedules – and the body’s internal 24-hour body clock.” […]

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Fed’s Own Forecasts Again Dead Wrong as QE4 Accelerates

| November 1, 2019 | Category: Economy
Fed’s Own Forecasts Again Dead Wrong as QE4 Accelerates

Precious metals markets enter November’s trading with bulls eying a potential year-end rally. Gold and silver prices did manage to post gains on Wednesday and Thursday after the Federal Reserve announced a quarter point rate cut. But the Fed followed up its move with language suggesting interest rate policy is now on pause. News Anchor #1: The Federal Reserve cut the benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point. It’s now at 1.5% to 1.75%. The rate cuts come on a global slowdown; they say. Also muted inflation. Now the Fed does signal in this statement a pause for future rate cuts. The Federal Reserve statement changes the words […]

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Silver’s Three Legged Bull-Run Stool

Silver’s Three Legged Bull-Run Stool

A case can be made that silver’s current price “stability” – believed by many to be well below where it “should” be – is the result of at least three interlocking factors. There are certainly other considerations, but the following seem especially relevant today… Our chosen metaphor is the three-legged stool. Take one leg away, and the stool topples. In the case of silver, the outcome is likely to be a violent price rise of epic proportions. 1. Draining the Silver Trading Swamp In recent months, a series of criminal charges and admissions among banks, trading houses and their employees have begun to expose unfair and/or illegal trading practices. They […]

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Why Nobody Chants “End the Fed” Anymore

| October 29, 2019 | Articles: General
Why Nobody Chants “End the Fed” Anymore

Americans hated it when the Federal Reserve handed trillions of dollars to crooked Wall Street banks following the 2008 Financial Crisis. Politicians were confronted about the merits of central banking and bailouts. For the first time in history, college students were chanting “End the Fed” at campaign rallies as Ron Paul took the central bank to task during his presidential campaigns. Virtually everyone in America vehemently opposed the central bank handing piles of cash to the same bankers whose greed and fraud had caused the Financial Crisis. Little has changed, but the public’s revulsion taught them an important lesson. If they give handouts to greedy and fraudulent bankers, they had […]

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GATA’s Powell: Attacks on Gold & Silver Prices Are Losing Their Impact

GATA’s Powell: Attacks on Gold & Silver Prices Are Losing Their Impact

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Chris Powell, Secretary-Treasurer at the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, also known as GATA. Chris is a long time journalist and hard money advocate, and through his tireless efforts at GATA, he is working to expose the manipulation of the gold and silver markets. Through GATA’s work over the years, some important revelations have come to light which quite honestly should concern everyone. It’s great to have him back on with us. Chris, thanks for the time again today, and welcome. Chris Powell: Oh, thanks as always for your interest, Mike. Mike Gleason: Well, Chris, we think some people owe you and GATA an apology. […]

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The Fed’s “Not QE” Is Morphing into “QE4ever”

The Fed’s “Not QE” Is Morphing into “QE4ever”

Another week, another new and expanded repo market intervention by the Federal Reserve. On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York intervened twice with fresh liquidity injections. Fed officials raised their offerings for overnight repos up from $75 billion to a staggering $120 billion. This comes on top of the $60 billion per month in Treasury bill purchases that will extend well into next year and possibly beyond. Over the past month alone, the Fed’s balance sheet has soared by $200 billion. You might think numbers like these should be quite alarming to investors and to anyone who holds U.S. dollars. But the strange thing about these Fed interventions […]

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Craig Hemke: Ignore the Elliott Wave “Buffoons” Calling for a Gold Crash

Craig Hemke: Ignore the Elliott Wave “Buffoons” Calling for a Gold Crash

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back Craig Hemke of the TF Metals Report. Craig is a well-known name in the metals industry and runs one of the most highly respected websites in our space and provides some of the very best analysis on banking schemes, the flaws of Keynesian economics, and evidence of manipulation in the gold and silver markets that you will find anywhere. Craig, welcome back, and thanks for joining us again. How are you today? Craig Hemke: Mike, my friend, it’s always a pleasure. Thanks for the invite. Mike Gleason: Absolutely. Love to get you back on and thanks for the time. Well, the recent smash in […]

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Yes, Gold “Just Sits There” and That’s Quite a Feat

Yes, Gold “Just Sits There” and That’s Quite a Feat

The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Zweig famously referred to gold as a “Pet Rock” in 2015. He was blasted by people who understand that gold is no passing fad, and it serves some very important roles in an investment portfolio. The valuable roles played by gold have been well covered here. It’s a hedge against both inflation and deflation, it represents true diversification for portfolios stuffed with conventional securities, and it is a way of protecting wealth during tumultuous times. But Jason Zweig, Warren Buffett and other notable gold critics who complain about the metal “just sitting there” fail to understand the flaw in their basic assertion. What they believe to be a potent […]

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Warren Charts Wealth-Raiding Warpath to the White House

Warren Charts Wealth-Raiding Warpath to the White House

Despite the gravity of an impeachment inquiry that threatens to bring down the presidency of Donald J. Trump, markets have largely shrugged it off. The reason? Odds of a two-thirds majority in the Republican-controlled Senate voting to remove Trump from office are slim. What has Wall Street more concerned are the rising odds of Elizabeth Warren becoming the Democrat nominee for president. Her surge (and Joe Biden’s weakness) in the polls may have even contributed to some of last week’s stock market volatility. The Democrats’ 2016 nominee, Hillary Clinton, was a status quo candidate who had the backing of billionaires, bankers, and big tech. Warren, on the other hand, worries […]

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Bill Holter: Credit Seizure Could Eventually Shut Down Supply Chains

| October 21, 2019 | Articles: Insights
Bill Holter: Credit Seizure Could Eventually Shut Down Supply Chains

Futures Market Failure to Someday Trigger Run on Gold/Silver Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here  Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Bill Holter of JSMineset and the Holter-Sinclair Collaboration. Since leaving Wall Street more than a decade ago, Bill has made a name for himself as an astute and highly respected market commentator, writer and has teamed up with Jim Sinclair to help others discover the inherent dangers of our debt based economy and how to protect yourself against it. Bill, it’s great to have you back and I very much appreciate the time today. Welcome. Bill Holter: Thanks for having me, Mike. Mike Gleason: […]

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