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R.I.P. Paul Volcker, the Last “Good” Central Banker

| December 11, 2019 | Articles: General
R.I.P. Paul Volcker, the Last “Good” Central Banker

The last true enemy of inflation the Federal Reserve has seen died earlier this week. Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1979-1987, has passed away. Credited with tampering incredibly high levels of inflation during the Carter and Reagan administration by jacking up interest rates to unpleasant levels, Volcker’s passing harkens back to a time when central bankers weren’t afraid to make tough choices. Volcker instinctively knew that central planning of the economy by tugging on monetary policy levers was not only a tall order, but also wouldn’t ultimately succeed. In an interview the former chairman said about the Keynesian “religion,” “…I was a bit turned off by the […]

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Gold ETF Holdings Surge… But Do They Actually Hold Gold?

| December 10, 2019 | Category: Investing
Gold ETF Holdings Surge… But Do They Actually Hold Gold?

Gold-linked exchange-traded products are growing in popularity with investors. Assets held by gold ETFs have grown 38% globally in 2019. In October, according to the World Gold Council, gold ETFs attracted $1.9 billion in net inflows to reach a new record high total gold holding of 2,900 tonnes – at least on paper. There is good reason to be skeptical of whether all these “gold” vehicles actually hold physical metal sufficient to back their market capitalizations on a 1:1 basis. Some of them very well might; others almost certainly don’t. In fact, many of these gold instruments hold futures contracts and other financial derivative products that merely “track” the gold […]

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Congress Still Covering for the Fed’s Bailouts

| December 9, 2019 | Category: Economy
Congress Still Covering for the Fed’s Bailouts

Wall Street owns Washington DC – figuratively speaking. In literal terms, the largest banks in the nation own the Federal Reserve. They also bought and paid for a great number of DC politicians as evidenced by campaign contributions, Congressional voting records and sham oversight. This was on full display at last week’s Committee on Financial Services hearing. “The Honorable Randal Quarles,” Vice Chairman of Supervision at the Fed, was among three people called to report for purposes of “oversight.” A memo outlining the topics of discussion was published by the committee. The discussion ranged from a proposed rule change which would allow individuals with “certain minor criminal offenses” to get a job […]

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Wyoming, Texas, Utah Top 2019’s Sound Money Index — Vermont, Arkansas, New Jersey Among the Worst States

Wyoming, Texas, Utah Top 2019’s Sound Money Index — Vermont, Arkansas, New Jersey Among the Worst States

Precious Metals Dealer, Sound Money Group Rank the 50 States’ Gold and Silver Policies Charlotte, NC (December 4, 2019) – “Is Your State Destroying Your Money?” asks the Sound Money Defense League and Money Metals Exchange with the release of the 2019 Sound Money Index. The Sound Money Index is the first index of its kind, ranking all 50 states using twelve different criteria to determine which states maintain the most pro- and anti-sound money policies in the country. The Sound Money Index evaluates each state’s sales and income tax policies involving precious metals, whether a state recognizes the monetary role of gold and silver under the U.S. Constitution, whether […]

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Elephant in the Room: Why Nobody Talks About Ballooning Federal Deficits

| December 3, 2019 | Category: Economy
Elephant in the Room: Why Nobody Talks About Ballooning Federal Deficits

The presidential race will mesmerize Americans over the next 11 months. The country hasn’t been this polarized since the Civil War. Voters on the left desperately want a story which undermines support for President Trump. They are also searching for a candidate who can actually win. Many Republicans are outraged about the Deep State and corporate media campaign obsession with unseating a duly elected president – and they worry an avowed socialist could win the Democratic primary and, just possibly, the general election. Plenty about the year ahead is unpredictable. Massive federal budget deficits and unrestrained borrowing, however, are a certainty. The federal government is not going to voluntarily shrink […]

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7 quick tips on how to trade forex in Hong Kong

| November 25, 2019 | Articles: General

Following the numerous success stories of high-flying Hong Kong forex traders, many people want to know how to actually trade forex successfully. Budding forex traders need the correct skills and strategies to make it in the forex market. Listed are a few trade secrets that allow new forex traders to see some significant success in their endeavors. The broker they use To be a successful forex trader, it is important that you invest time to carry out research on the broker that you want to trade through. A forex broker provides a forex trading account on a trading platform where you can interact with the market and deposit and withdraw […]

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David Morgan: Here’s Why You Must Protect Yourself Outside the Financial System…

David Morgan: Here’s Why You Must Protect Yourself Outside the Financial System…

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back our good friend David Morgan of The Morgan Report. David, it’s good to have you on as always and we appreciate the time today. How are you? David Morgan: Mike, I’m well. Thank you for having me. Mike Gleason: Well, we’ve had a significant correction in precious metals prices, especially in silver, and I wanted to get your thoughts on that to start out here. To us, it looked like the bullion banks sold futures contracts to lots of speculators who got interested in metals. Then as often happens, the speculators got taken out to the woodshed. However, open interest appears to still be […]

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Why You Should “Follow the Money” on The Yellow (and Silver) Brick Road

Why You Should “Follow the Money” on The Yellow (and Silver) Brick Road

Since the Federal Reserve detached the dollar from the gold standard in 1971, the world’s central bankers – with the Fed leading the charge, have flooded the world with fiat currency to the point of diminishing its purchasing power to shadow status. A common belief during the early decades of the former Soviet Union’s rise after 1917 was that, according to Marxist-Leninist theory, the West and capitalism would either self-destruct, or be “buried” by the superior economic platform being constructed for the proletariat by the USSR, and later Communist China. But even the Great Depression, which in the West lasted from the Crash of 1929, and arguably into WWII, failed […]

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Cracks Spread in the Bullion Banks’ Price Management System

Cracks Spread in the Bullion Banks’ Price Management System

Department of Justice prosecutors charged a sixth JPMorgan executive for cheating in the precious metals markets. Jeffrey Ruffo stands accused of racketeering and spoofing metals prices from 2008 – 2016, along with other crimes including conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The indictment outlines nearly a decade spent coordinating with other traders in JPMorgan’s precious metals department to rig prices. The activity includes thousands of fraudulent trades placed for two purposes. The first was to benefit favored JPMorgan clients at the expense of other investors. The second was to benefit JPMorgan and the traders directly by cheating their own clients. The investigation is ongoing, and more indictments, including charges against traders at other […]

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Celente: Interest Rates Heading Zero or Negative to Prop Up Debt Bubble

Celente: Interest Rates Heading Zero or Negative to Prop Up Debt Bubble

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back the one and the only Gerald Celente, publisher of the renowned Trends Journal. Mr. Celente is a frequent guest on the Money Metals Podcast and is perhaps the most well-known trends forecaster in the world. And it’s always great to have him on with us. Gerald, thanks for the time again today, and welcome back. Gerald Celente: Oh, my pleasure. Thanks for having me on. Mike Gleason: Well, Gerald, since we spoke last in August, the Federal Reserve has begun propping up the repo markets, and they resumed buying government debt. They tell us the program on bond purchases should in no way be […]

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DOJ Asked to Examine New Systemic Risk in Gold & Silver Markets

DOJ Asked to Examine New Systemic Risk in Gold & Silver Markets

Impeachment circus lows and stock market highs dominated the news cycle this week, and precious metals are quietly attempting a recovery. Bulls still have some work to do to repair the technical damage inflicted on both metals during last week’s selling. Gold and silver still face some overhead resistance and the potential for concentrated short selling by financial institutions in the futures markets. Significant price bottoms are usually reached after the commercial sellers force the speculative longs to capitulate. We certainly saw some of that last week. Whether there is one final washout ahead remains to be seen. Futures market manipulation of precious metals prices remains an obstacle to free […]

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Congressman Prods Attorney General on Gold, Silver Trading Questions Ignored by CFTC

Congressman Prods Attorney General on Gold, Silver Trading Questions Ignored by CFTC

A U.S. representative who has been pressing the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) with questions about the gold and silver markets has asked Attorney General William P. Barr to try intervene and get answers from the commission. In a letter dated November 1 and made public today, the U.S. representative, Alex W. Mooney, Republican of West Virginia, commends Barr for the Justice Department’s recent criminal prosecution of manipulation in the monetary metals futures markets. But Mooney calls attention to the explosion in use of a mechanism called “exchange for physicals” for settling metals futures contracts in the United States, a mechanism that, Mooney contends, may […]

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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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