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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Gold has never been cheaper in relation to the dollar in the history of the U.S.

When you measure gold versus any currency the thing you must always do is compare it to purchasing power rather than the 'price'.  For example, the price of gold in relation to the Euro and Yen is currently right near their all-time highs but the price in relation to the dollar is still 35% below that level.

Additionally, and since we live in an era where all currencies are fiat and backed by nothing, one must expand upon this 'purchasing power' balance scale and look at the price in relation to different periods of the currency.  This is because over time the currency will intrinsically become devalued, and you can find a relationship between the price from say 70-100 years ago, and the price relation today.

On Aug. 9 Bill Holter discovered a chart that compared the price of gold in dollars through a historic outlay that goes back to 1913 when the Federal Reserve was founded, and when a central bank began controlling the nation's money.  And what you see in that chart is astounding as the devaluation of the dollar, and increase to the money supply has become so great, that gold in dollars are now cheaper than at anytime in America's history.

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Let’s start by deconstructing this down to what it really means. First, I must confess I do not know whether this chart is comparing the “priced” amount of U.S. gold to the monetary base or rather the price of gold to the monetary base (because the axis is not labeled). Either way, this chart tells us something VERY important! 
The price of gold relative to the monetary base has never been lower than it is right now other than the at the end of last year. 
Looking at the chart, you can clearly see the “markup” of gold in 1933 from $20.67 to $35. You can also see the run from $35 to $850 during the 1970’s and peaking in 1980. 
You can also see the turn in 2000-2001 when gold traded down to $256 per ounce. These were very important generational turns but we can glean something even more important from this chart. In relation to the monetary base, you can now purchase gold below $20.67, below $35 and below $256 when adjusted for the monetary base outstanding! The monetary base has grown and grown for 100 years, it has exploded in the last 8 years. - Silver Doctors

Is there a new Clinton hit list? Wikileaks offers $20K reward for dead DNC staffer who may have blown the whistle

When Bill Clinton was both Governor and President of the United States, dozens of close confidants died mysteriously when it would eventually emerge that many of them were planning to spill the beans on the first family's corruption and criminal activity.


And now that Hillary Clinton has secured the nomination for President from the Democratic Party, the same trend is suddenly emerging as the need to keep her own criminal activities hidden has become job one.


One of these recent and mysterious deaths however may come back to haunt Hillary as on Aug. 9, the head of Wikileaks is intimating that DNC staffer Seth Rich might have been the whistleblower who provided the emails in the DNC convention scandal, and is offering a $20,000 reward for anyone who finds information in this murder.
The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of 27-year-old Democratic-staffer Seth Rich (shot multiple times, and not robbed, at 420am near his home in Washington D.C., where no homicides have been reported within 1500 feet) have stirred Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to offer a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction. 
But it is Assange's comments during a Dutch TV interview that are most disturbing as he hinted that Rich - who was in charge of DNC voter expansion data - was the email-leaker and his death was a politically-motivated assassination. - Zerohedge

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

London to open new LMEprecious ETF to sell paper gold futures contracts to customers (suckers)

As the new Gold Bull market continues to grab ever larger portions of both individual and fund investment monies, Wall Street and the City of London are rushing in with new products to try to ensure they can direct these investments into their paper ponzi schemes, rather than into actual physical gold bullion.



And on Aug. 9, the World Gold Council announced that the London Metals Exchange (LME), along with many Western banks such as J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs, are creating a new paper gold futures market called LMEprecious which will introduce a suite of exchange-traded and centrally-cleared precious metals products for clients (err suckers) to put their money into.
The World Gold Council and the London Metal Exchange (LME), together with Goldman Sachs, ICBC Standard Bank, Morgan Stanley, Natixis, OSTC and Societe Generale, today announce their intention to introduce a suite of exchange-traded and centrally-cleared precious metals products. 
Today’s announcement follows an extended process of engagement with major market participants and users, and the LMEprecious service has been designed based on extensive consultation with core market players. Advanced discussions are taking place with a number of other leading institutions that have indicated their strong support for this initiative. 
Aram Shishmanian, the Chief Executive of the World Gold Council, said: “This is another important step in the modernisation of the gold market. It will strengthen London’s position in the global gold market, enabling it to meet the needs of all participants, attract new players and satisfy the highest standards of regulatory compliance. 
”We are proud to have been the catalyst for this process, defining the new trading capabilities and driving market engagement. We are confident that the new offering will be successfully implemented and supported by the market.” 
LMEprecious will comprise spot, daily and monthly futures, options and calendar spread contracts for gold and silver. Future developments will include platinum and palladium contracts.  All trading will be centrally cleared on LME Clear, the LME’s cutting-edge, real-time clearing house, and leverage the London market’s existing delivery infrastructure. The new product suite will complement the bilateral over-the-counter (OTC) market, offering market participants similar levels of execution flexibility, including the ability to bring bilaterally negotiated (phone-based) trades into clearing. Market participants will also benefit from tight on-exchange price discovery and a product model designed to maximise capital efficiencies. - World Gold Council
The City of London has controlled gold prices for over 100 years through their daily 'Gold Fix'.  And as the creation of China's Shanghai Gold Exchange physical gold mechanism threatens the authority of the UK to continue in this capacity, the banks are working overtime to try to keep their lock on precious metal pricing, and by directing investors into their schemes of paper etf's it appears to be a last desperate act to hold onto this power.

But all every gold and other precious metal owner needs to remember... if you don't hold it, you don't own it.

Millennials force University of Wisconsin to take down historic paintings because it affects their 'safe space'

During the start of the Renaissance in the the city state of Florence, the wealthy banking family known as the Medici's patroned many fine and historic works of art that in part helped lead Europe completely out of the Dark Ages and into their greatest era of growth in 1000 years.  But as a side consequence of their willingness to fund and support radical thinkers and artists, many in the Roman church felt threatened and sought to end the power of the Midici's in their intolerance.

One such radical religious zealot was a man by the name of Girolamo Savonarola, who preached against anything that did not follow church doctrine, and behind the scenes brewed hatred and intolerance into the minds of the poor and fearful.  And in the end, Savonarola was successful in burning and destroying many priceless works of art when the last of Medici power ended in Florence.

Fast forward to 2016...

Colleges and Universities were originally built to be the bastion of open learning, and even questioning the status quo to find new opportunities for progress.  But today they have become like the Medici family, and are under attack by a whole generation of radical and intolerant bigots who despise and hate anything that doesn't fit into their narrow beliefs.

That generation is the millennials.

The University of Wisconsin-Stout has decided to take down historical paintings that show interactions between white settlers and First Nations people because of their potentially “harmful” effects on students and viewers. The move was sparked by complaints from a diversity group. 
One of the paintings shows French fur traders canoeing down the Red Cedar River with American Indians; the other is of a French fort. Both were painted by artist Cal Peters in 1936 and were recently restored with funding by the Wisconsin Historical Society. 
After 80 years of decorating the university’s Harvey Hall, the paintings caught the attention of the school’s Diversity Leadership Team (DLT), which complained to the administration that this depiction of First Nations people reinforced racial stereotypes and promoted “acts of domination and oppression.” - Fox News
Following the purge of paintings, sculptures, and other priceless art in Florence many hundreds of years ago, the city never regained its stature during the greatness of the Renaissance.  And sadly, it appears that United States is following that same track since this intolerant generation will one day carry the future of America, and history has a very good record of repeating itself when human beings never learn the lessons from the past.

Of course, perhaps the real problem is that the paintings did not reflect the desires of UW's Diversity Group in that had Elizabeth Warren been one of the native Americans standing in the canoe, and Bernie Sanders been a fur trapper handing out free pelts in front of the fort, then the depiction of history would have been completely in line with the belief codes of these indivduals.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Jim Willie: China working with the BIS to create an international trade settlement contracts using gold at $5000 per ounce

Over the weekend on Aug. 7, statistician and economist Dr. Jim Willie published new information regarding negotiations that are taking place right now between Chinese finance officials and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS).  At the heart of these talks is the ending of the dollar as the medium for international trade settlement, and in using physical gold as its replacement.

While not completely confirmed, the number that Dr. Willie has been hearing for a repricing of gold to accommodate global trade settlement would be to boost the price/value to $5000 per ounce.

The Chinese finance officials and the Basel-based bank for international settlements are negotiating a global reform of all bilateral contracts. They strive to alter us dollar-based contracts, and change the contract terms to gold settlement. They are working on a global contract at the $5000 gold price in contract conversion. China represents eastern interests, while Basel represents western interests. It is not yet clear what will happen to commodity price mechanisms. - Golden Jackass via Goldseek

Playing Pokemon Go can be bad for one's health

Each day it seems there are new stories of absurdity being propagated from the mindless zombies all over the world playing Pokemon Go.  And whether it is a group of virtual Pokemon chasers interrupting a funeral service in Australia, or ones continuously trespassing in people's yards, this addicting game can take players to places that can actually put their lives in danger.

And sadly for one young athlete in San Francisco, it did just that.

A 20-year-old man was shot and killed while playing "Pokemon Go" at a San Francisco park Saturday night, according to authorities. 
Calvin Riley and a friend were playing the game in the Fisherman's Wharf area, along San Francisco's waterfront, when Riley was shot, AP reported.  
According to family and friends, Riley was randomly targeted, and there was no confrontation before the attack, KGO-TV reported.  
"There was nothing said back and forth,” family friend John Kirby told KGO-TV.  "It was just senseless, just came up and shot in the back and ran away for nothing." 
According to Kirby, Riley and his friend saw someone watching them from the top of a hill, but they were playing the game, so they were absorbed in their cellphones. 
Calvin was ahead of his friend, according to Riley, who said the friend witnessed the end of the attack. 
“Then when the friend came around a corner he heard a gunshot, saw his friend fall, and whoever did it ran away and possibly got into a car," Kirby told KGO-TV said. - USA Today
Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that Americans no longer have any form of tactical awareness of their surroundings, considering when was the last time you saw someone actually look both ways before crossing a road... whether they were playing Pokemon Go or not.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Why do you need to own physical gold and silver? Just ask a Venezuelan

Since last year, monetary policies instituted by Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro have skyrocketed inflation to the point that it is on the precipice of hyper-inflation.  And reports going back just two months ago show that it is costing citizens around $150 just to buy a dozen eggs.

The official price of eggs is 1,020 bolivars. Yes, the government maintains “official prices.” But Venezuelans can rarely find eggs at the government-run food stores. Maria Linares is a 42-year-old single mother who works for a government ministry as an accounting assistant. She told the Los Angeles Times she has to buy eggs on the street from vendors. Cost? Around 1,500 bolivars for 1-dozen eggs. That translates to $150 at the official exchange rate. - Schiff Gold
Yet something interesting is occurring in Venezuela at ground level outside the rise of black markets and government alternative price controls.  And that is that physical gold and silver are both superseding the soaring price inflation tied to paper currencies, and according to a missionary who lives and works in Venezuela, a single ounce of silver can buy enough food for a family to last three months, and an ounce of gold can buy you a house.
Tom Cloud: We got an incredible email this morning from one of our clients who's brother in law is a missionary down in Venezuela.  And he was telling us that in Venezuela, once ounce of silver will buy you food for three or four months... one ounce of silver.  And an ounce of gold will buy you a house. 
So we're starting to see what I've talking about and predicting for over a year, that we're going to see these countries in Central and South America where everything is going to collapse and if you don't have gold and silver, you literally have nothing. - FTM Daily

Markets soar to new all-time highs as they realize the Fed will never raise rates on completely manipulated good news

The monthly job report came out for July today, and the massive higher than expected number is sending markets soaring to new all-time highs.  In fact, for the first time in 16 years the Nasdaq has equaled its previous all-time high and could close with a new record.

But underlying all of this is a fantastic dichotomy in fiscal and monetary policies that Wall Street has finally caught on to...  and that is, the government will continue to report bogus manipulated better than expected data, and the Fed will simply ignore it and keep going forward with zero interest rates.


This of course is the signal for speculation to now go all out in equities.
One week ago, the BEA admitted that it had "found a problem" when it comes to calculating GDP numbers. Specifically it blamed "residual seasonality" adjustments for giving historical GDP numbers a persistent optimistic bias. This came in the aftermath of last week's shocking Q2 GDP report which printed at 1.2%, less than half of Wall Street's consensus. 
Today, seasonality made another appearance, this time however in the much anticipated July number, which unlike the woeful Q2 GDP number, was the opposite, coming in far higher than expected. In fact it was higher than the top Wall Street estimate. 
As Mitsubishi UFJ strategist John Herrmann wrote in a note shortly after the report, the "jobs headline overstates" strength of payrolls. He adds that the unadjusted data show a “middling report” that’s “nowhere as strong as the headline" and adds that private payrolls unadjusted +85k in July vs seasonally adjusted +217k. 
We leave it up to readers to decide just why the government may want to represent what would otherwise have been a far weaker than expected report, into a blowout number, one which merely adds to the economic "recovery" narrative, which incidentally will come in very useful to Hillary's presidential campaign. 
Yet even assuming the market has no doubts about the seasonally adjusted headline number, as appears to be the case, the other problem that has emerged for the Fed is how to ignore this strong number. As Bank of Tokyo's Chris Rupkey writes, “Let’s see Yellen get out of this one and find something in the data to once again not raise rates in September.” (We assume he did not see the unadujsted numbers.) 
As he adds, slowing 2Q GDP growth of 1.2% took Sept. rate hike “off the table” and now “the million dollar question” is whether 255k payroll jobs in July, 292k in June put it back on.  As a reminder, Yellen speaks exactly in three weeks time at Jackson Hole on Aug. 26; “let’s see if she provides some guidance." But while rate hike odds may have spiked after today's report, it is almost certain that, as we said last night, the Fed will not dare to hike the rate in September and potentially unleash market turmoil in the most sensitive part of the presidential race. 
As for a December rate hike, there are 4 months until then, and much can happen: who knows, maybe the BLS will even undo the significant seasonal adjustment boost that send July jobs soaring. - Zerohedge


Just remember, there are no markets anymore, only interventions, and for investors the axiom that was created in 2010 is still applicable today...

Don't fight the Fed. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Two major gold events for China and the Islamic world assure prices to skyrocket between now and October

With gold prices holding support levels over $1350, the markets are preparing for two major events are are sure to skyrocket prices between now and October.

Currently, the primary body on Islamic affairs which sets the framework for Sharia Law is in talks with the World Gold Council to change their long-standing restrictions for Muslims to own gold as an investment.  Once these restrictions are lifted, the potential of two billion Muslims entering into the gold sphere would have an even greater impact on the price than what we have seen over time in India where gold is a fundament of the nation's culture.

As a result, the World Gold Council is working with The Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and Amanie Advisors to develop a Shariah Standard on Gold. This Standard will provide guidance from the Shariah perspective on the usage of gold in financial and investment transactions for Islamic financial institutions and participants. The Standard also aims to increase transparency and harmonisation regarding the use of gold in various market practices. 
We want to create a Standard that meets the requirements of all active participants in the market. The Standard will enable organisations to work more efficiently in creating Shariah compliant gold products, it will enhance access to gold in the Islamic world and it will help to address the liquidity management issues currently facing the industry. - Gold.org
With China, the game they are undertaking is a bit different as they are expected to announce their current gold holdings in preparation for the issuing of new Special Drawing Rights (SDR) bonds for the IMF.  And the result should be a shock to the markets as the West believes China only has around 1600 tons of gold in their central banks, but the real number is estimated to be between 15,000 and 30,000 tons.

The importance of their plans to issue SDR bonds is that it is a major blow to the U.S.'s control over the global reserve currency and to dollar hegemony, and will give nations who are disgruntled with having to purchase dollars simply to transact in the global economy the power to bypass this method and go through China under a new reserve system using the SDR.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

As European banks continue to collapse following the stress test, gold buying accelerates on the continent for investors seeking safe havens

Another day, another severe decline in European banks stocks.  This has become the norm in Europe ever since the stress test results have shown that a large majority of financial institutions on the continent are either under-capitalized, or flat out insolvent.

And as investors rush to find any type of safe haven asset in the midst of new central bank stimulus threats and negative interest rates, the one place they are turning to en masse is the one asset that protect one's wealth above all others.

Gold.


Gold prices have bounced back from recent dips and are likely to continue to climb as investors seeking haven from market turmoil in Europe pour money into the precious metal. 
James Butterfill, executive director and head of research and investment strategy at ETF Securities, said gold has proven to be resilient since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union in June. 
"Since Brexit, we've seen $1.5 billion of inflows into our gold product. Clearly, gold is popular," he said on CNBC's Squawk Box. - CNBC