The Israel Deception

Is the return of Israel in the 20th century truly a work of God, or is it a result of a cosmic chess move to deceive the elect by the adversary?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Russia and China accumulates even more gold in August as world prepares for the end of dollar hegemony

This coming week could see one of the most anticipated financial events since central banks began their unprecedented policies of money expansion, stimulus, and quantitative easing six years ago.  In fact, dependent upon what China chooses to announce before Sept. 30, it could also be the most important financial paradigm shift since the U.S. took the reserve currency off the gold standard in 1971, or even as big as the implementation of the original Bretton Woods monetary agreement itself.

That is because China is preparing to both enter into the elite playing field as a fully recognized global currency through their inclusion in the IMF's SDR basket, and to also report their gold reserve holdings which dependent upon how much they choose to reveal, could create a seismic event that facilitates the beginning of the end of dollar hegemony.

And with both Russia and China continuing to accumulate large amounts of gold as recently as August, expectations are that China will report a number much greater than most analysts are conceiving.

This fact is not lost on the budding partnership of Russia and China, who continue to accumulate gold at a feverish pace. Russia continued to add to their reserves in the month of August, in which they added an additional 21.77 tonnes of the yellow metal, bringing their total gold reserves to 49.1 million ounces! 
In addition to this, China has also continued to move a portion of their massive fiat reserves into the more tangible form of money, gold bullion. They are continuing to accumulate gold, knowing that they are the most likely successor to the US dollar, and have the highest probability of being crowned with the "reserve currency" status. 
When that day will come is anyone's best guess, but what is no secret is the fact that China is set to rock the precious metals markets in the immediate future. By the end of this month , they are expected to announce an updated estimate of their gold holdings, something that many in the financial world believe is long overdue.
The reasoning for them finally tipping their hand and showing their cards is due to the fact that they are strongly being entertained to become a key member of the highly elite global banking currency, the SDR, and this is one of the stipulations in regards to their acceptance. 
The SDR is what some have called the "king" of fiat money and is a powerful currency in global settlements. This is perhaps just one more step for China in their path towards becoming the official reserve currency of the world. - Sprott Money

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Perfect storm for gold is now in place as asset bubbles created by central banks are on the cusp of imploding

Central banks around the world no longer are tied to their original mandates of stemming inflation, and formulating monetary policies that aid in keeping unemployment at low levels.  Instead, their 'new' mission has been to prop up assets at all costs, even if this means buying them hand over fist in every market available.

Leading up to the 2008 Credit Crisis, central banks had used low interest rates to create artificial bubbles in housing, equities, and securities.  And when they burst in October of that year, their reactions were to simply double and triple down on these failed policies, and add in tens of trillions of dollars in money printing to ensure these types of assets not only rose to new highs, but would be protected from ever crashing again.

Ahhh... the folly of men.

Unfortunately for economies, the natural laws that govern the Invisible Hand of markets will always have the final say, just as nature is always more powerful than any technology humanity can create to try to stop its exponential power.  (See New Orleans and Katrina)  And despite the Fed, ECB, and Bank of Japan using every tool they could dream up, including outright buying of stocks, mortgage backed securities, sovereign bonds, and corporate bonds, they have been unable to stop the specter of deflation and stand on the threshold of seeing the mother of all bubble implosions about to take place.

Gold will likely soar to a record within five years as asset bubbles burst in everything from bonds to credit and equities, forcing investors to find a haven, according to Old Mutual Global Investors’ Diego Parrilla. 
The metal is at the start of a multi-year bull run with a “few thousand dollars of upside” in a world of “monetary policy without limits” where central banks print lots of money and low or negative interest rates prevail, said Parrilla, who joined the firm as managing director of commodities last month. He’s worked at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 
“As some of the excesses in other asset classes get unwound, gold will perform very strongly,” said 43-year-old Parrilla, who has almost 20 years experience in precious-metals markets. The “perfect storm scenario will mean that gold will perform best when other classes are doing worst.” - Bloomberg
We saw this month that neither the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, nor the Bank of Japan could come up with any new monetary policies that could sate the market's thirst for more, nor their demand for higher and greater yields.  Which means that unless these 'Masters of the Universe' are willing to initiate ultimate protocols, such as taking the banning of cash from the blackboard to the boardroom, the inevitable result will be a bursting of all these asset bubbles and an explosion for gold that will make its $1940 high in 2011 look like pocket change.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Gold price and gold miner ETF both spike following Fed's confused position on economy following another failed FOMC meeting

Immediately following the Fed's announcement that once again they would not be raising rates in September, gold shot up over $20 as continuing confusion from the U.S. central bank is driving investors into the best safe haven.

But gold bullion was not the only precious metal asset to benefit from the Fed's remaining at the status quo as the primary market index for gold miners, the GDX, also rose 7% on Wednesday signalling that expectations of much higher prices to come will encapsulate stocks tied to the precious metal.

SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), which tracks the spot price of gold, jumped 1.5% through the close. The ETF recaptured its 50-day moving average for the first time since Sept. 8. It had come under pressure from uncertainty surrounding the Fed's next move on interest rates. 
Higher rates tend to weigh on gold, a nonyielding haven asset, while lifting the dollar in which it is globally priced. 
VanEck Vectors Gold Miners (GDX) vaulted 7.1% on the stock market today. Mining companies are widely regarded as a leveraged play on the price of gold. 
Silver and silver-backed mining ETFs also flew higher in big volume, with iShares Silver Trust (SLV) breaking through resistance at its 50-day moving average and closing at the top of the day's range. - Investors Business Daily
With the Fed nearly assured of propping up equities into the foreseeable future, investing in well positioned mining stocks has become a great addition to buying physical gold as many have risen by more than 100-500% since the beginning of the year.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Gold climbs on Bank of Japan's failed policy shift while markets wait for Fed rate announcement

Last night, the Bank of Japan failed to impress when they announced that there would be no change to their current interest rate level of -.10.  And as expected gold rose more than $10 per ounce with today's Federal Reserve announcement still to come at 2:00pm EST.

In reality there is little that most central banks can do except change course and raise interest rates since several have already gone negative, and ongoing stimulus programs are yielding little towards spurring economic growth.  But what has been the beneficiary of these central bank policies has been gold, with the monetary metal bouncing off its 100 day moving average on the BOJ's announcement alone.

Gold and silver are surging this morinng after BoJ's disappointment as a stronger yen weighs on the USD index. Heavy volume has lifted Gold off key technical support and silver through a major technical resistance... 
Gold bounces off its 100-day moving-average...
 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

India's newest attack on gold involves raising taxes on precious metals

Two years ago, the Indian government implemented a tariff on gold importation in an attempt to slow down the massive buying of the precious metal by their people and institutions.  And the blowback from this was a large increase in smuggling since the buying of gold is a deep cultural practice for the Indian people going back thousands of years.

Then the government decided to create a scheme in which individuals and even religious orders should 'lend' their gold to the banking system in exchange for a modicum return of interest.  But the result of this has been negligible as nary a ton of gold has been offered to the banks in exchange for yield.

Now on Sept. 16, the Indian government is proposing a new tax increase on gold and other precious metals in what they call a way to keep from having raise the tax rate on other discretionary and necessary consumer goods.

The Indian government plans a proposal that includes a major increase in the tax on gold and other precious metals so as to give the GST (Goods and Services Tax) Council leeway to keep the proposed nationwide tax below 20%, reports The Hindu as quoted by Gem Konnect. 
The proposal is based on the recommendations of last year’s panel headed by Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian. The panel had suggested taxing gold and other precious metals at rates ranging between 2%-6%. 
Precious metals are currently taxed at between 1%-1.6%. Meanwhile, about 70% of goods and services get taxed at an average rate of 27% by state governments. To protect their revenues, states have sought that the proposed standard GST rate be fixed at 20%. - Israeli Diamond Industry

Monday, September 19, 2016

As the Fed prepares for interest rate decision this week, recent history shows gold to climb no matter which way they go

In the past one could accurately predict what would happen to the price of gold when the Federal Reserve chose to move interest rates either higher or lower.  But with the markets now fully manipulated from the central bank's use of QE and stimulus, and both stocks and bonds in over-priced bubbles, rationality and fundamentals no longer are relevant.

In recent history, gold has more often than not risen no matter what the Fed has done because the markets are ruled in large part now by uncertainty.  When the central bank began its five year move of lowering interest rates back in 2010, and printing money to buy bonds, stocks, and any and all assets they could get their hands on, the markets had supreme trust in the Fed, and it was reflected in the drop in gold from an all-time high of $1940 to its pre-December 2015 low of $1045.

But as we have seen for the last 10 months, every time the Fed issues a formal statement to either raise rates (December 2015), or make no changes (All of 2016 to date), gold has responded in kind to the upside.

January 27 FOMC Meeting - Gold Up



March 16 FOMC Meeting - Gold Up



April 27 FOMC Meeting - Gold Up



June 15 FOMC Meeting - Gold Up



July 27 FOMC Meeting - Gold Up



September 21 FOMC Meeting - Gold ?

So when interest rates were raised in December of 2015, the gold price went up.  And subsequently after every single FOMC meeting this year, the price also went up when they did nothing.

Interest rates are still near zero, with the Fed desperately afraid to both raise them up prior to the election, or lower them down into negative territory like in Europe and Japan.  And it is in part to this schizophrenia and loss of confidence in the central bank that will very likely keep gold prices going up for the foreseeable future.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Where are the best places in the world to store your physical gold, silver, and other precious metals

There are an infinite amount of analysts who have their own varying opinions on buying precious metals, and more importantly, how and where to store them.

Some through ignorance or agenda will swear by having their customers purchase gold through etf's or other paper securities, while others believe in the old axiom about property that says, if you don't hold it, you don't own it.

But with the world no longer being a place where it takes months versus hours to get from one location to another, and communications and access are just a Smartphone touchscreen away, the options available for you to buy gold in one place, and have it stored in another, is no longer a cumbersome process, and in many cases is the most prudent of measures.

Personally I believe in a five-fold diversification when it comes to precious metals and wealth protection.

1.  Have some cash on hand, outside the banking system

2.  Have some physical gold on hand

3.  Have some physical silver on hand as part of an investment plan

4.  Have the majority of your wealth outside of banks, and outside your local jurisdiction (offshore)

5.  Look into mining stocks for the speculative portion of your portfolio, and don't be married to them forever

Today nearly all markets are manipulated to a lessor or greater degree, including equities, bonds, interest rates, real estate, currencies, etal... and the days of buy and hold ended following the Crash of 2007-08.  And what is left are hard physical assets that are meant to be used as wealth protection and protection of your purchasing power from the profits and earnings you acquire through investments or salaries.

Yet when it comes to storing your wealth this can be one of the hardest choices to make, verify, and trust.  And in a new White Paper published by Sprott Money Lmt. last week, the long time metals institution laid out the best and most secure areas to store precious metals in your offshore portfolio.

Holding that gold outside the banking system, and for some, outside one’s own country, are increasingly popular options. Canada, Switzerland, and four other countries have particularly attractive characteristics. 
Those are the conclusions of a new whitepaper produced by Sprott Money Ltd.
Canada and Switzerland are obvious choices. The True North has fabulous natural resources, one of the world’s most stable banking systems and hasn’t been attacked in more than 200 years (the last two times the Americans tried to invade - during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 - things did not work out so well for them). 
Switzerland, which ranked first on the Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy Index in 2015, has fabulous attractions as an offshore investment locale. These include a long history of offering investors a safe, discreet place to store assets. That applies doubly for gold, which has a better reputation in Switzerland than in almost any other country. 
The Sprott report also identifies Singapore, Germany, and the Cayman Islands as current good offshore storage jurisdictions. 
The paper also acknowledges that many other international jurisdictions such as Dubai, Australia, and Hong Kong are regarded as good locales, but acknowledges that changing geopolitical risks requires constant monitoring of domestic and international investment environments. - Zerohedge
Ironically, the U.S. made the list as well, but with a caveat... and that is, no financial institution or storage location is considered rock solid safe, and the best place to store your gold and other precious metals is with the individual owners themselves.

As with all investments, taking the time to research where to store your physical metals is just as important as taking the time to research a broker or investment house.  Because in the end, the responsibility for our wealth lies with us, and not with those who we might commission to hold it.

Friday, September 16, 2016

As China prepares to announce their gold reserve amount by end of the month, debate over gold backed Yuan increases sharply

As part of their requirements to enter into the SDR basket of currencies in October, China will soon be revealing the quantity of their gold reserves sometime between now and Sept. 30.  And with them also recently being appointed the managers of the M SDR internationalization program, debate over China implementing a gold backed currency is once again increasing at an accelerating rate.

At the heart of the discussion is how China is using their growing geo-political power to integrate 3rd world nations, especially those in Africa, in moving forward despite not having the economic finances to expand their infrastructure base.  And to date this has been shown to be moderately successful in a myriad of different ways, and could be the catalyst for catapulting a gold backed Yuan using their growing alliances and Silk Road strategies to envelop a large portion of the world under a financial umbrella that would be impervious to U.S. and Western subjugation.

In his March interview with CCTV the geostrategic analyst highlighted that China is "facilitating trade and development for Third World nations in ways major Western funders could not." Beijing is interested in boosting logistic networks in Eurasia and therefore it founded the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to fund the projects. 
Furthermore, "China may also offer barter trades in lieu of cash transactions for rail infrastructure projects, as was the case with Thailand. It seems to work. For cash-strapped economies, barter may emerge as an essential instrument of regional economic stability and a 'gold yuan' may help facilitate such a paradigm shift," Maavak elaborated speaking to Sputnik. In the context of the ongoing Eurasian integration, the RIC (Russia, India and China) nations may "weaponize" their gold holdings to ring-fence the Greater Eurasian geo-economy, according to the analyst. - Sputnik News
Whether it is through a gold backed SDR, or a gold backed Yuan, the world is rushing towards a return of some form of a gold standard.  And unfortunately for the West, which has been spending their currencies bailing out their banks and propping up their stock markets, China has been the one cultivating economic partnerships that when the time comes, could catapult them into becoming the masters of the next global financial system.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Got gold? Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo scandals show why it is no longer safe to store your wealth in a bank

Within the past seven days two major banks revealed why it is no longer safe to hold your wealth in financial institutions.  First with the Wells Fargo fraud scandal, where employees opened over a million fake accounts under real people's names to commit identity theft, and then with Goldman Sachs, who was discovered to have re-hypothicated customer deposits to use in making risky and speculative bets in the stock markets, the bottom line is that there are few protections available for depositors to protect their money in a bank today.

All this shows that not only have the regulators and the government accomplished nothing in 'fixing' the problems that allowed banks to commit fraud and crimes at will, but now they have given many of them some legal justification to do so... as in the case of Goldman Sachs where the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act turned your deposit into an unfunded liability that allows banks to do with your money as they see fit.

goldman sachs
As Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) has built its U.S. consumer bank, it has established a team to put its deposits to work on Wall Street, a telling development about Goldman‘s ambitions for the retail bank. 
Led by 40-year-old Goldman partner and credit trading veteran Gerald Ouderkirk, the team’s job is to use consumer deposits and other types of funding for trades, investments and big loans to earn profits, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
It is no longer a matter of being prepared to deal with taking your wealth out of a bank only when a potential financial crisis appears on the horizon, as the possibility of you losing your money during even normal times is now just as great.  And in the end it is our responsibility, and not our brokers, bankers, or our government's, to protect our wealth and to know the playing field as it exists following the changes that took place after 2008.

Got gold?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Gold authorities looking to ways to get airlines to ban transporting gold in carry on luggage

With governments using both high taxation and import restrictions to try to dissuade people from moving out of their fiat currencies and into physical precious metals at the same that these same governments are embarking on devaluing their currencies through zero or negative interest rates, the natural reaction has been a rise in smuggling to try to bring metals like gold and silver into restricted markets.

And similar to how some ivory tower economists now want to ban physical cash using spurious reasons like money laundering and its use in illegal activities, a group of gold authorities now want airlines to ban the transportation of gold by gold holders in their carry-on luggage.
Leaders of the global gold industry have called on airlines and aviation authorities to ban the transport of the precious metal as hand luggage to reduce the risk of smuggling, which is said to be costing billions of dollars a year in lost government revenue. 
They want gold to be shipped only as hold cargo, which would allow for "proof of responsible sourcing" and lift what is regarded as a threat to miners’ employment and mining companies’ profits. 
Delegates at the Africa Dubai Precious Metals Forum, held in Accra, Ghana, agreed on a "call to action" to airlines, air transport companies and the global air authorities to "ban the hand-held personal carriage of gold in favour of adopting a cargo-only policy". 
The cabin transportation of gold is generally legal around the world, subject to airline weight restrictions and customs regulations. Gold bars and finished jewellery are often flown between manufacturing and retail centres, including Dubai. - Thenational.ae