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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Most of the world still doesn't get it as money rushes into paper gold ETF's rather than physical metals

Money is an interesting thing.  First, people spend their lives trying to accumulate as much of it as possible but then hand off that money to a stranger with a title or Degree to 'protect' and 'grow' that money over the course of their working lives.

And secondly, people spend more time watching reality television per day than they do in learning to understand the very financial systems in which their lives are so tied to out of apathy, laziness, or misguided trust.

2008 should have been a wake-up call to most investors and especially those who have their money tied up in stocks, bonds, annuities, or other paper assets.  But just as remembrance in the events of 9/11 have faded away more than a decade after the attack, so too have people forgotten how fragile and corrupt the paper based Wall Street market system really is.

Which is why it should come as no surprise that the recent moves into gold and silver have primarily been done using paper based ETF's, and not through the purchasing of real and tangible metals which have no counter-party risk at all to the mechanisms of the financial system.

As Bloomberg notes, holdings in bullion-backed exchange-traded funds rose 4.1 tons to 2,001.4 tons on Wednesday, data compiled by Bloomberg show. That’s larger than the alleged gold reserves held by China (in reality China holds far more gold but it willing to only represent a fraction of its official holdings) the biggest consumer and a consistent central-bank buyer in recent months. The latest increase followed the biggest one-day gain since 2009 in the SPDR Gold Shares, the largest gold ETF. 
Global assets in the funds have surged 37 percent this year and prices are near a two-year high as slowing growth, negative rates in Europe and Japan and the likelihood that the Federal Reserve won’t hike further combined to boost demand. The U.K.’s vote last month to quit the European Union has added further impetus to that pro-bullion mix. Gold has likely entered the early stages of the next bull run, according to UBS Group AG, while ABN Amro Group NV says prices may hit $1,425 this quarter. 
“Investment demand has been very strong, with institutional buyers of ETFs the big gorilla in the room,” said John Butler, a vice president at GoldMoney, which provides custodian and investment services in Toronto. “We’ve reached a psychological tipping point where people see a material increase in the risk of a repeat of what we saw in 2008.” Client demand has been so strong recently that GoldMoney has struggled to keep up, he said. - Bloomberg
As the old saying goes, if you don't hold it, you don't own it.

Don’t blame Brexit as global recession and financial crises were here long before UK vote

The powers that be have learned to never let a crisis go to waste.  And in the wake of last month’s Brexit vote which they desperately didn’t want to happen, mainstream financial analysts and central bankers are now shifting the UK vote into the perfect excuse to blame the oncoming global recession and financial collapse on that event and on the British people.
But for any real economist who isn’t a paid shill of the establishment, knowledge that the global economy and global financial systems were rushing headlong into crisis occurred long before the June 24 vote.  And following the Federal Reserve’s stress test that ended last week, not only did two large European banks fail the test, but in Italy where no banks were deemed to be in trouble by the U.S. central bank, the first bailout outside of Greece is now taking place, and two institutions in London are halting redemptions in the nation’s largest property funds.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Gold nears $1400 per ounce as gold soars beyond post-Brexit high

Gold prices have recovered from recent pullbacks and consolidations to be just $30 from $1400 per ounce, and higher than its $100+ move following the UK's Brexit vote.

Prices appear to be moving up as bond yields collapse in the U.S. Treasury and go negative in many European markets.  In fact, bond yields in Switzerland are now completely negative going out to the next 50 years.

Brexit is a sideshow to the world economy, and gold remains an important asset in any portfolio, says Marc Faber, editor of the Gloom, Doom and Boom Report. 
Brexit is a sideshow to the world economy, which began weakening the end of 2014, according to Marc Faber, editor of Gloom, Doom and Boom Report. 
In an interview with CNBC on June 28, Faber cited as evidence the strong performance of Treasury bonds, saying “over the last 12 months U.S. long-term Treasuries are up 20%, and they are up 15% year to date.” 
Faber believes that the British vote to leave the EU could lead to more quantitative easing. “Brexit will give a perfect excuse to the Federal Reserve not to increase interest rates and be most likely to launch QE4,” he said, adding that such a movement could give a boost to stock markets. 
But long term, Faber believes all investors should hold some gold, calling it a “no brainer” in an environment of money printing. 
“Is gold near term overbought? Yes, it is,” Faber said. “But longer term, I think every investor should have some cash, which he would keep in yen or in dollars or in euros, and should have some of this cash in gold.” - Streetwise

As Western central banks mull over new QE programs within the status quo, Russia and China discuss a new monetary system

Over the weekend, well known author and economic analyst Willem Middelkoop sent out an email regarding some insider information he received about a meeting between Russian and Chinese leaders where they discussed ending dollar hegemony, and cultivating the establishment of a new financial order.  This meeting, and its main thesis, is occurring at the same time that Western financial institutions in both Italy and Germany teeter on collapse, and central banks in the U.S. and Europe mull over new Quantitative Easing (QE) programs to put a band-aid on a dying status quo system.

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Larry,
Brexit can be seen as part of a world wide revolt against the establishment, which gave us the British and American empire (together with a few dozen wars).
People are ‘Fed’ up with elites and their game plans (EU being one of them). Desintegration of EU has started now. Had to happen anyway. But I am afraid of the other unintented consequences.
Sure, insiders know this debt fueled growth model can’t go on forever. Stating this in the past was a step out of the official ‘party line’. But without anymore QE the whole system (house of cards) will simply start to collapse.
I will be waiting for insiders to start calling for Debt Restructurings and moves towards creating much more SDR-liquity to know real changes are being prepared.
Until that point more of the same is to expected. But more QE and ever lower rates will increase the flight to gold, which could lead to a paper-gold-default (and silver) on the COMEX (Chicago) and/or LBMA (London) exchanges/systems.
On a side note; Russia and Chinese leaders met twice during last week and called (again) for an end to the current (dollar) system.From my contacts with Chinese insiders I know they really understand our problems well and are clearly preparing for The Next Phase (a monetary and geopolitical reset) (note: bold emphasis is mine)
Time has come to become very defensive now. A new worldwide financial and political crisis could just have been started. When Trump will be elected it’s time for the real fire works. It will be the American equivalent of a Brexit. A huge shift from the political past.
regards, Willem - Willem Middelkoop via Silver Doctors

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Monday, July 4, 2016

What if instead of buying bonds, the Fed and other central banks monetized gold?

The only individuals who actually believe that zero percent interest rates, massive money printing (quantitative easing), and bond buying have worked since the Credit Crisis of 2008 are the mainstream stock hawkers on CNBC, and the central banks who have placed their reputations on the line in support of their monetary policies.  But for economic and financial analysts who look at the real data, and not on broken models used to support their already believed failed premises, central bank interventions have harmed the overall economy far more than it has helped in the long run.

So following the Brexit vote, the potential breakup of the EU, and financial institutions in Italy and Germany teetering on collapse, it should come as no surprise that the Fed and the ECB are rushing in the discuss the creation of new and even bigger money printing schemes, and the same bond buying that accomplished little more than siphoning the wealth of their countries into the hands of the few.

But what if the Fed and ECB did something different this time?  Back in April, an analyst with the world's largest Bond insurer proposed that instead of buying bonds this next time, the central banks chose to buy and monetize gold, and at a price so high that it would actually be beneficial to sovereign nations who own the precious metal, and of course to the smart people who have been accumulating it over the past decade.

Bassman says that the Fed should "emulate a past success by making a public offer to purchase a significantly large quantity of gold bullion at a substantially greater price than today’s free-market level, perhaps $5,000 an ounce? It would be operationally simple as holders could transact directly at regional Federal offices or via authorized precious metal assayers." 
What would the outcome of such as "QE for the goldbugs" look like? His summary assessment: 
A massive Fed gold purchase program would differ from past efforts at monetary expansion. Via QE, the transmission mechanism was wholly contained within the financial system; fiat currency was used to buy fiat assets which then settled on bank balance sheets. Since QE is arcane to most people outside of Wall Street, and NIRP seems just bizarre to most non-academics, these policies have had little impact on inflationary expectations. Global consumers are more familiar with gold than the banking system, thus this avenue of monetary expansion might finally lift the anchor on inflationary expectations and their associated spending habits. 
The USD may initially weaken versus fiat currencies, but other central banks could soon buy gold as well, similar to the paths of QE and NIRP. The impactful twist of a gold purchase program is that it increases the price of a widely recognized “store of value,” a view little diminished despite the fact the U.S. relinquished the gold standard in 1971. This is a vivid contrast to the relatively invisible inflation of financial assets with its perverse side effect of widening the income gap. - Zerohedge
Besides allowing central banks with gold to receive funds to help payoff debt obligations, it would also allow countries who got rid of their gold decades before to start accumulating it once again, perhaps in preparation for a return to the gold standard in their currencies when the Great Reset eventually happens in the global monetary system.

Either way, all signals are pointing towards ownership of gold, both in the hands of individuals and in the hands of sovereign nations and central banks.  And the only obstacle will be how likely are central bankers to be willing to admit their failures in the current credit based Keynesian system, and if they are willing to really do everything that is necessary to escape the monetary crisis that is now upon us, rather than whitewashing it with more debt as they did in 2011.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sweden begins ball rolling to try to cut off gold acquisition by the masses as price begins to soar

One of the major reasons why the bullion banks have been able to keep the price of gold and silver down over the past four years is because only 1% of Americans and Europeans actually own the physical metals, or have not changed their investing paradigms to seek intrinsic safe havens rather than trust in paper assets.  But since the beginning of the year, and with last week's 'shot heard round the world' in the UK over their Brexit vote, central banks along with sovereign governments are now deathly afraid the people will finally wake up and rush to the door to get their hands on precious metals.

And following the past two trading days of extreme movements upward in both gold and silver, one nation announced a sudden bank policy in which they will no longer allow bank deposits to be used to purchase gold or silver in an attempt to keep the masses from moving out of negative yield bonds and into real wealth protection.

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Best customer, 
We hereby announce that as of 15:30, Thursday, June 30, 2016, we can no longer accept bank transfers or bank deposits for gold and silver to our Swedish SEB account. 
The reason for this is that SEB - at very short notice - informed us that they will close down our bank account. This decision has, unfortunately, been made without first consulting us, and in addition to state in its notification letter that the decision to close our account due to “a general business decisions,” they have not yet given us any concrete reason why they decided to take this measure . 
The banking system in Sweden is operated however vigorously towards a cashless society, as you probably are aware of, and Tavex has, as one of the largest wholesale suppliers of physical notes and investment metals in Sweden, as we see it become a target for the major commercial banks. 
With that said, we are working frantically to set up a new payment system that we believe will be operational in two to three weeks. - Tavex Guld & Valuta via Silver Doctors
It is beginning in Europe, but how long until the U.S. issues their own banking restrictions where you can no longer purchase gold or silver, have your paper ETF accounts seized, or the Mint suddenly elects to shut down its supplying bullion dealers, and those who do not have gold already will be left wanting, and out in the cold.

Crooked Hillary used office of Sec. of State to try to help bailout son-in-law’s bad market bets

There appear to be three primary reasons why Hillary Clinton wants desperately to become the next President of the United States, and none of these reasons has anything to do with leading the American people towards a better country.  First, and as she exhibited during her time in office as Obama’s Secretary of State, it is to enrich herself and her husband Bill by using the Presidency to enlarge the Clinton Foundation through the selling of favors to domestic and foreign nations and enterprises.  Secondly, it is to ensure that her criminal and perhaps treasonous activities never see the light of day of an indictment.  And lastly, it is to fuel her narcissistic psychopathy that the nation owes her the Oval Office whether she is qualified, or even the best choice to run the free world.
We already know from the seven years of Barack Obama’s tenure that the use of the Attorney General’s office was done explicitly to protect rather than prosecute criminal activity, as seen by the fact that both Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch came into office from the same Wall Street law firm that is well known as a lobbyist for banks and corporations to the government.  And as Holder ensured no banks or bankers were ever brought to trial under his policy of ‘too big to jail’, so too is Lynch doing her best to ensure that Hillary Clinton is not indicted despite overwhelming evidence of the mishandling classified documents and their dissemination.
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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Gold's unstoppable rise coupled with bond crashes the final warnings for a coming monetary collapse

Contrary to central banks and financial pundits, it is the bond market, rather than the stock markets, which provide the true signals for the strength of an economy and of a currency.  And this has never been so true since the world went forward with its credit based monetary system.

Yet in addition to this, the one commodity which also acts as a warning sign for monetary and financial collapse is gold.  And it has proven accurate on at least three occasions going back to the 1970's when the precious metal was removed as a backstop for all global currencies.


As we begin the second half of 2016, some interesting events are taking place that go far beyond last week's Brexit vote and possible future ending of the European Union project.  First, the number of global sovereign bonds that now have negative yields are at $11.7 trillion, and is a number that is climbing daily.  And secondly in the U.S., where the dollar remains the global reserve currency and the U.S. Treasury the most important credit vehicle, yields for treasuries have fallen to their lowest point since the 1950's.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note sat lower at 1.004 percent, after hitting their lowest level in four years, according to Reuters. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also lower at 2.241 percent after hitting a new all-time low. - CNBC
U.S. 30-year yield hits lowest in at least 60 years.  Treasuries post highest return in 17 months in June * Bond prices pare gains after ISM PMI data beats forecast * Fed monitoring Brexit's impact on U.S. - Fed's Fischer - The U.S. Treasuries market rallied on Friday, with the 30-year yield hitting its lowest since the 1950s in a worldwide scramble for bonds on expectations of weak global growth and more policy stimulus from major central banks. - Yahoo Finance
Even during the 2008 Credit Crisis did bond yields for the 10 and 30 year never get so low, which validates that the world is rushing full on out of their own financial instruments and are willing to take even a smidgeon of return in exchange for a flight to safety.

But as we have seen since January, U.S. bonds aren't the only signal of a move out of stocks and faltering currencies.  In fact, gold has been the best performing asset for the entire year, and as more and more geo-political and economic events reveal themselves to place the global financial system on the precipice of collapse, the monetary metal will not only soar past its all-time high, but ultimately be the only true safe haven when even the dollar no longer acts as a currency of strength and stability.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Gold rises over $20 as the second half of 2016 begins just like the start of the year

As the second half of 2016 began today on July 1, gold moved up and continued the trend set back in early January of this year.  In fact, with the gold price closing up over $20 to end the week at $1342.90, it solidified the bull trend upward and closed out above four year old resistance levels.

Live New York Gold Chart [Kitco Inc.]
Gold futures continue to see more inflows as we start the second half of the year. Both technical buyers and hedge funds put new money to work in a busy pre-July 4 Friday.
We had been worried about about a rally in gold futures causing a rush for a wing vol, a way out of a call with high volatility. The upward spike in gold futures prices on Friday (to a high of $1,344.30 for the August contract traded at the Comex) kept implied volatility of options muted as some market participants sold call options against the underlying length. That meant that traders sold calls against futures that they already purchased 
Futures contract trading volume on the Comex on Friday was equivalent to 20 million ounces, and volume in front month call options are picking up. 
The GCQ $1360 calls have been the main option interest with close to 2,000 contracts being bought and sold down .5% vol. - The Street
In addition to gold spiking higher, the one asset class that did much better was its brother metal, silver.  In fact, just as gold spiked by more than $100 on Brexit day last week, silver rose by nearly $2 over the past two days as expectations of central bank money printing and historic short covering rocketed the white metal to nearly over $20 an ounce.

Russian-US perceptions come full circle as the world now trusts Putin more than the US President

50 years ago, the former Soviet Union was vilified as a rogue nation bent on destroying any possibility of world peace.  And from this the United States became the sole beacon of protection, and subsequently, the most powerful empire the world had ever seen.
But after the fall of the 70 year Communist regime in the early 90’s, the U.S. found itself with no opposition, and a government and economy that had been built on war and protecting the rest of the world from Soviet aggression.  This of course provided Washington with an rare opportunity, which they unfortunately squandered when they chose to keep a mindset of empirical hegemony, and global interference into the affairs of all nations.
Which brings us full circle in 2016… and the results of a new international poll shows that for the first time since the advent of the Communist Revolution, the world trusts more in a Russian leader than they do in the American one, and in the Presidential candidates they have running to win the White House in November.
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