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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Quarterly sales of silver Canadian Maple Leafs hit new record

Investors of precious metals can thank the Fed’s jawboning, and the bullion bank’s manipulation of both gold and silver, to allow for perhaps the greatest bargain ever in a discounted price measured for inflation.  And because of this, the Canadian Mint reported on June 7 that more silver Maple Leaf coins were sold in the first quarter than at any time in their history.
Sales of Canadian bullion hit a new record for Q1 of 2016 by passing out 10.6 million ounces to buyers through the first three months of the year.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Yale academic believes global economic crash is just months away

According to Yale’s Vikram Mansharamani, the global economic collapse is just months away despite the fact that mainstream pundits are discounting even a slight recession, much less a financial crash.  And at the heart of his analysis is the fact that the credit bubble that has been fueled by central banks over the past several years has finally reached a peak where nearly everything is artificially inflated, and the point of no return has been already crossed.


FINANCIAL bubbles across the globe are imploding and the problem is only set to get worse... Prices are falling around the world thanks to the collapse of China’s debt fuelled economic growth and this has triggered a succession of disastrous events that are starting to be realised, according to Vikram Mansharamani, an author and, lecturer at Yale University. 
Fears are growing that the world could face a financial crash of unprecedented levels and could even be just six months away. 
Bubbles created by the mountain of cheap money made available by low interest rates since the last financial crisis are now starting to burst, said Mr Mansharamani. 
Mr Mansharamani added: “We’ve got a bubble bursting, I would argue, in Australian housing markets — that is beginning to crack; South Africa — the whole economy; Canada — housing and the economy; Brazil. We can keep going on and on.” - London Express

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Canadians are losing confidence in all sectors of their financial system

Consumer spending and affordability of products and services are just one component of a domestic economic system that alone it is not enough to bring a complete lack of confidence to a nation’s financial system.  But when you add in a growing decline in confidence for that nation’s currency, retirement programs, and investing structures, you have the ingredients for a rebellion that leads to collapse.
Hyperinflation has almost always been incorrectly defined as an out of balance expansion of a money supply, but the reality is, hyperinflation is a lack of confidence event, and it arises when consumers or producers are unwilling to accept assets denominated in the rejected currency at any price to purchase goods or services.
And it appears that this lack of confidence event may be occurring right now in Canada.

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Free market vs. Keynesianism - What the world was and what the world is today

In Western economics there are two schools of thought regarding economies and markets.  First is the free market system, otherwise known as Austrian economics, and it is based on the invisible hand determining winners and losers, and setting the natural course of prices and interest rates in a self-correcting manner.

But since the early 1930's, and with the advent of Great Depression, most economies in the West have chosen to follow economic principles outlined by English economist John Maynard Keynes.  And in Keynesian economics, government and central bank intervention is used to manipulate interest rates, business cycles, and where the flow of capital goes... and has been the primary economic policy for nations ever since.

But what are some of the key differences between Austrian or Free Market economics and government/central bank controlled Keynesian theory?  Below is an infograph that details the differences.



Adam Smith advocated the use of natural market forces to determine prices, supply, and demand, while politicians since 1776 have sought to impose their own agendas on markets through the use of manipulated intervention as seen in economic models like Communism, Socialism, and Fascism.  And in the end, it was pure free market capitalism that brought the greatest boom to the world in a period of inconceivable prosperity (Industrial Revolution), while in the 20th century this prosperity was forged on a foundation of debt and credit, and by separating winners and losers by political means, rather than by hard work, merit, and opportunity.

Monday, December 7, 2015

The ghost of helicopter Ben goes to Finland

As is inevitable, when negative interest rates aren’t enough, the next phase of Keynesian madness is to simply give people money in the hopes they will spend it to boost an economy.  And while former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke intimated this program in a speech many years back, it is Finland, not the United States, that is first to bring about this hyper-monetary scheme.
On Dec. 6, Finnish financial authorities announced they are getting ready with a plan to transfer nearly $1000 per month to all citizens, while at the same time cutting off older welfare benefit models.  This equitous plan of providing an equal amount to everyone in the country, no matter how rich or poor they are, is a final stage of desperation that will likely create the inflation Finnish administrators want, but at the cost of higher prices in the general economy, thus negating the effects of the free monthly subsidy.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Since 2010 the U.S. has been in hyperinflation

In layman’s terms, the definition of hyper-inflation occurs when you expand a monetary supply to the point where it crosses over from an arithmetic rate of growth to an exponential one in relation to a nation’s GDP.  This eventually is followed by price hyper-inflation, which eventually leads to destruction in confidence and a death event for a particular currency.
Over the past five years the U.S. central bank has attempted to do its best to survive a hyper-inflation of the dollar by keeping it contained outside the general economy, and at the level of banks and Wall Street.  However, for anyone who has had to pay rent, buy food, or suffer through budget expenses such as those of education or medical, then they know that price inflation has indeed trickled down in a meaningful manner to the public contrary to the constant lies from the Federal Reserve of less than 2% inflation.
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Monday, September 21, 2015

Want the signal that gold is going up in price soon? Now we may have it

The first rule of precious metal stacking club is that you don’t talk about precious metal stacking club.  And while this may be a clever play on words from the cult classic movie, Fight Club, in the investment arena it is a given rule that you also don’t talk about positions you are accumulating until you already have your shares bought.
The reason why is, if everyone discovered that a heavy trader or hedge fund manager like Carl Icahn or George Soros were buying something in great quantities, then people would rush in to get on their coattails to profit from some inside information only they might have.
Which makes it very interesting to discover that the insiders and elites who have publicly discredited physical precious metals like gold and silver for years now are themselves buying it en masse when the media and their paid tools on business television are dissuading everyone else that gold is worthless, and little more than a ‘pet rock’.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Got Karatbars? Amidst metal shortages, India buys 126 tons of gold in August alone

Earlier this week we mentioned the fact that one of the primary gold and silver markets in the world (London) was virtually out of precious metals, and in a bind to provide delivery for the growing number of contracts that are accumulating around the world.  And with India's import ban having been lifted in recent months, the nation where over 1.4 billion people hold their wealth around their necks in physical gold is well on their way to draining the rest of the West's remaining reserves, and putting the precious metals market on life support.

In the month of August 2015, India imported 126 tonnes of gold and 1,400 tonnes of silver, according to data from Infodrive India.Gold import into India is rising after a steep fall due to government import restrictions implemented in 2013. 
Year-to-date India has imported 654 tonnes of gold, which is 66 % up year on year. 6,782 tonnes in silver bars have crossed the Indian border so far this year, up 96 % y/y. 
Gold import is set to reach an annualized 980 tonnes, which would be up 26 % relative to 2014 and would be the second highest figure on (my) record - my record goes back to 2008. - Bullionstar


Graphic courtesy of Bullionstar.com

Of course, what is interesting in all of this vast demand by countries and peoples around the world is the fact that the price has hardly budged, and in fact has gone down according to the baseline of the long-standing London Fix committee.  This of course bring an interesting paradox to the concept of supply and demand, but when you realize the Comex spot price that is the current determiner of precious metal commodity prices is one of the most manipulated markets in history, one has to take the view that the purpose behind this is to both dissuade those who might move their savings into gold, and to protect the dollar which is the foundation behind all U.S. policy just as silver was to Britain during their reign in the 19th century.

Yet tomorrow may be a turning point for gold and silver, and it rests on the critical decision that will be made by the Federal Reserve in regards to the raising of interest rates on Sept. 17.  Because no matter what choice the central bank decides to make, it will have an incredible effect on both the price of gold, and the demand for gold since a yes vote to raise rates will cause the equity markets to drop precipitously, and a no vote will contradict the Fed's rhetoric that not only is the economy not continuing in recovery mode, but that their analysis via data dependency means they will soon have to embark on QE4 and even greater money printing than was done from the previous five years combined.



So with the Fed caught in a trap no matter if they raise rates or not, and the results of their decision having vast effects on price inflation, the global currency war, and corporate lending and job creation, what options are left for the common people to protect their money and wealth against all contingencies, and provide even a modicum of security for the uncertain and chaotic roads ahead?

The answer lies in Karatbars




Buying gold through Karatbars is one of the easiest things on the net.  In fact, the business model of Karatbars is to sell gold in affordable quantities, such as 1, 2.5, and 5 gram increments, and allow customers to get into the metal without having to shell out $1200+ for a single ounce coin.

And as added perks to signing up with Karatbars, as a customer or affiliate, you can have the power to move your money into a free e-wallet that functions just like an offshore bank account, and is outside the authority of the banking system.  From there, you can take your fiat currency in any denomination... dollars, euros, yen, etc... and purchase physical gold which can either be delivered directly to you, or stored for free at one of Karatbar's vaults.

Additionally, any gold that you buy can easily be sold back to Karatbars, or any metals dealer, and if with Karatbars it is then exchanged for currency that is uploaded to you through a pre-loaded debit Mastercard which is connected directly to your e-wallet.  And as we know, MasterCard is recognized in nearly every country around the world, and usable in any currency that accepts it.

But perhaps the best feature with Karatbars is their affiliate program, where you can earn money off commissions from getting others to sign up and become a customer or affiliate.  Not only do you receive commissions from their purchasing of physical gold, but you also earn commissions from anyone who buys a commission package, with that money going directly into your debit MasterCard when you have enough units to cycle.

Imagine the ability to earn the money in which to buy your gold savings simply by purchasing a commission affiliate package one time, and then getting others to sign up and do the same thing.

How many businesses or entrepreneurs can build an infinite business with spending less than $400 of their own money?  And there is never a mandatory requirement to buy beyond what you desire, on your own schedule.  And there is nothing to lose, because you're using money (paper dollars) to buy gold (physical money) and in the end you don't lose a thing.



The global financial system, along with dozens of respected economists, are telling us that now is the time for the end of our current form of money, and the beginning of the transition into a new monetary system that is expected to be backed by gold.  And with banks, governments, and even Harvard professors mandating that central banks have no choice but to eliminate cash from usage by the people to stave off collapse, will you wait until it is too late to make a decision on how you will protect your wealth, and be able to function within the coming new monetary system?

To learn more about Karatbars, you can contact the individual who sent you this article, and click on their referral link to open a free account and begin buying, or building your own gold savings or business with the company of the future.

Friday, September 4, 2015

The economy is so great that the common man can’t afford to live in his own city anymore

As the stock market today continues to show breakdowns all across Wall Street, Main Street has been in a continuous decline since the Credit Crash of 2008.  And although the fake unemployment numbers that are reported by the government are painted to be around 5.3%, the sad reality in this new waiter vs. manufacturing ‘recovery’ is that thanks to inflated prices in the housing and rental markets, the average American can no longer afford to live in even the most inexpensive of cities.
Low-income workers and their families do not earn enough to live in even the least expensive metropolitan American communities, according to a new analysis of families’ living costs published Wednesday.
The analysis, released by the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, is an annual update of the think tank’s Family Budget Calculator that reflects new 2014 data. The Family Budget Calculator is a formula designed to determine the income “required for families to attain a secure yet modest standard of living” in 618 different communities across the country that the U.S. Census Bureau defines as metropolitan areas. The formula uses data collected by the government and some nonprofit groups to measure costs of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, “other necessities” like clothing, and taxes for families of 10 different compositions in these specific locales. - Huffington Post



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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Eight years later, the Housing bubble morphs into Rent bubble

Prior to the bursting of the artificially created Housing bubble in 2007, home prices had skyrocketed due to cheap money, low interest rates, and government policies that mandated banks lend to people who couldn’t afford it.  And with many families remaining cautious or unable to purchase a home after millions of Americans had lost theirs during the run of foreclosures following 2008, renting in the U.S. has never been higher since the 1960’s.
But with so much property once again being overpriced thanks to the Fed’s saturation of money coupled with historically low interest rates, the rise of a new bubble has taken shape, only this time it is not in regards to home ownership, but instead it is in the cost of rents.
Welcome to the new rent bubble, and the re-emergence of the Rentier Class.

Monday, November 10, 2014

UBS becomes latest bank to admit to gold and silver price manipulation

On Friday Nov. 7, the spot price of gold skyrocketed to the metals biggest single day gain since 2013 for an unknown reason that would not become apparent until Sunday evening.  But as disclosure of admitted price manipulation in the gold and silver markets by Swiss banking giant UBS hit the newswires, realization of front running the price rise became obvious as the third major financial institution in the last two years made it abundantly clear that there is and has been an ongoing conspiracy to drive down the price of monetary metals to protect the dollar and rest of the world’s dying currencies.



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Friday, August 10, 2012

Corn report lays out the future direction for the economy

With the ongoing drought across the globe, and especially in America, corn production and yields are quickly becoming one of the most vital data indicators in the economy.  On Aug 10, the USDA issued its projected corn harvest for 2012, and the results were a 17% drop in yields, and a dire outlook for several industries and communities that rely upon the farm staple.





The U.S. Department of Agriculture Friday slashed its forecast for corn production this year by about 17% as drought conditions in key growing regions worsened.
Farmers are now expected to produce just 10.779 billion bushels of corn this year, the USDA said in its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. That's a sharp drop from the 12.97 billion bushels the agency predicted a month ago and the reduction exceeded expectations from some traders and analysts.

The new forecast puts U.S. corn production at its lowest since 2006, the USDA said. - Marketwatch
For farmers, investors, futures traders, and ethonol producers, this chart is of vast importance today, in the coming day.



At the end of June, corn futures were selling for 657 a contract.  Today, corn futures reached an inter-day high of 827 per contract, an increase in price of 26% in less than a month and a half.  Projections could raise corn prices to between $10 and $11 per bushel, which would create a price in inflation in food and ethonol to record highs.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Housing recovery in full swing (not) as home prices decline for 8th month in a row

Shovel ready housing recovery?  Not quite, as the latest Case-Shiller report out for January shows home prices declining for the 8th month in a row, and are only expected to continue falling as new rounds of foreclosures hit the market after the Attorney General deal.

The December Case Shiller came, saw, and shut up all those who keep calling for a home price recovery. The Index printed at 136.71 on expectations of 137.11, with the prior revised to 138.24. The top 20 City composite was down -0.5% on expectations of a 0.35% drop. 18 out of 20 MSAs saw monthly declines in December over November, with just the worst of the worst - Miami and Phoenix - posting a dead cat bounce, rising 0.2% and 0.8% respectively. And granted the data is delayed, but the fact that we have now had 8 consecutive months of home price declines even with mortgage rates persistently at record lows, and the double dip in housing more than obvious, can we finally shut up about a housing bottom? Because as Case Shiller's David Blitzer says: "If anything it looks like we might have reentered a period of decline as we begin 2012.” - Zerohedge

Not the best news for President Obama as his 3 year promise to get the economy out of recession has failed, and his prediction of a one-term Presidentcy looms on the horizon.

Americans to feel the real angst of inflation with rising alcohol prices

Oil and gasoline inflation?  Food inflation?  Try rising inflation for alcohol.

As in the Great Depression and Prohibition, the desire to consume alcohol transcends many ethical and physical needs in the lives of many Americans.  This is why the rising cost to buy beer, liquor, and wine may have a much larger consequence over time than rising prices in food, which the government is more than happy to subsidize.

But if there is one thing that is sure to kindle the revolutionary spirits it is the soaring price of booze. As it just so happens, ships are parked in the Boston harbor with crates of Grey Goose prepped for tossage overboard as we speak. As the following chart of alcoholic beverage inflation indicates, courtesy of John Lohman, January saw the biggest month over month spike in booze inflation in 20 years. In other words, about 90% of all traders alive today have never seen a bigger jump in liquor inflation in their lives. - Zerohedge



So drink up America!  Or better yet, go invest in that beer making device or personal still since the price of food commodities are at the moment cheaper than the finished products.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Gas prices soar on dollar devaluation even as consumption drops to 10-year lows

One of the biggest misnomers in finance and economics today is that prices work according to supply and demand.  This was true when America performed in actual capitalist system, but since we moved to both fascism and crony capitalism, where corporations, banks, and government all work together at the betterment of themselves and not society, prices are fixed due to other factors such as dollar devaluation.

U.S. drivers used 2.8 percent less motor gasoline last year and consumed the smallest amount since 1999, the U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday. Officials credited the decrease to more fuel-efficient cars and an aging population taking few trips.
Meanwhile, U.S. domestic oil production increased by more than 2 percent last year to 5.6 million barrels per day. - Des Moines Register
So... if consumption is way down, and production is actually up, should not gasoline prices be falling?  They should, except if you take into consideration the amount of money printing and currency devaluation being done by the Federal Reserve over the past four years, the amount of  inflation is being created by our own banking system, and not by a lack of products, or by higher demand.

In the end, Americans are being deceived by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Bernanke said that for now, the Fed expects overall U.S. inflation to remain low, and that the Fed is being “extremely vigilant” to make sure it does not wait too long before tightening money policy. He dismissed GOP questions about inflation worldwide, saying it is occurring in emerging markets, not the United States. - The Hill

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dont look know... gold rebounds a bit on Euro rumored kick save

It is Monday... do you know where your money went to?  As usual, the makets roared over 150 points in the final hour based on...

You guessed it, ANOTHER EURO RUMOR.

The leaked rumors of the EU's octuple-down CDO^2 bet on themselves was enough to get the buy-the-rumor juices flowing and we rapidly squeezed higher. IG outperformed, ending the day notably tighter than respective equity and HY spreads would expect as even though risk seemed on, we did not see a mad scramble for high beta and HY bonds remained offered in general. Gold and Silver managed a huge bounce off intraday lows ending the day -1.5 to 2% while the dollar sold off into the close (as EUR rallied) to end the day unch from Friday. - Zerohedge
Gold of course closed above $1600 and silver above $30 after being pummeled throughout the day.  What you need to notice is, NOTHING is in stone until the man behind the curtain, in Europe, or the US comes out like Baghdad Bob and says all is well, and an ACTUAL monetary plan is implemented.
Then... the direction gold or silver goes AFTER that REAL (not rumored) move takes place, can help you feasibly make a decision on your metals.