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“It Would Have Taken Out ALL THE BANKS”: MAJOR Operation Needed to Stop the Next Bank Run on Gold – London Analyst

  • “It Would Have Taken Out ALL THE BANKS”: MAJOR Operation Needed to Stop the Next Bank Run on Gold – London Analyst
    by http://www.silverdoctors.com/
    Alasdair Macleod Joins Us From London to Warn Things Are Getting Critical in the Gold Market:

    “It Would Have Taken Out ALL OF THE BANKS”
    The London Analyst Reveals A MAJOR Operation Will Be Needed to Stop the Next Bank Run on Gold, & Explains Why THIS Is What’s Driving the Price of Gold:

    * Gold & Silver Rally: This Has A Good Feeling Behind It
    * This Rally In Gold and Silver Could Go A Long Way
    * Will Eurozone Demand For Gold EXPLODE As the Italian Banking Crisis Nears Climax?
    * Macleod Takes Us Back to Cyprus: He Explains the Last Time We Had A MAJOR Operation to Stop A Bank Run On Gold: It Would Have Taken Out ALL of the Bullion Banks!

    * It’s Going to Be A Bit More Difficult To Stop the Next Bank Run On Gold
    * We’re Getting to the Stage Where We Want the Financial Crisis to Begin 
    * The US Dollar Is Going to be VERY VERY WEAK, It’s Going Down, and Down, and Down – Implication Is Gold and Silver Will Go Up, And Up, And Up!

    Physical Silver Update:

    Sales of US Mint Silver Coins QUADRUPLED this week to 795,000 coins from just 220,000 Silver Eagles one week ago, bringing monthly ASE sales to 1.295 million coins, and year to date Silver Eagle sales to 7,637,500 coins as demand increased across the industry as silver prices recovered from the drubbing received at the hands of the bullion banks ahead of the latest Fed Rate Hike. Premiums on 90% silver bags stabilized this week after jumping last week, as the .50 jump in silver spot prices freed up additional silver bag inventory. 

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March 25, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia Now Prepared for Both Dollar Collapse And Future Sanctions by Announcing Alternative SWIFT System

  • Russia Now Prepared for Both Dollar Collapse And Future Sanctions by Announcing Alternative SWIFT System
    by http://www.thedailyeconomist.com/
    Over the 70+ years the U.S. has had control over the global monetary system, they have used the dollar on occasion as an ‘economic weapon’ to force other countries into ceding to their national and international policies.  And of course their most common way they do this is by cutting off nations from access to the SWIFT system.

    But in the wake of the economic sanctions Washington and the European Union imposed on Russia following the Ukrainian coup, China, and now we can add Russia to this group, have used their time in creating their own SWIFT alternatives, and on March 23 the central bank of Russia announced they are fully prepared for any overt or covert monetary crisis which may include a dollar collapse, or future sanctions that might be used to attack the ruble.

    If the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is shut down in Russia, the country’s banking system will not crash, according to Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina. Russia has a substitute. 

    “There were threats that we can be disconnected from SWIFT. We have finished working on our own payment system, and if something happens, all operations in SWIFT format will work inside the country. We have created an alternative,”
     Nabiullina said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.


    She also added that 90 percent of ATMs in Russia are ready to accept the Mir payment system, a domestic version of Visa and MasterCard.

    Izvestia daily reported that as of January 2016, 330 Russian banks had been connected to the SWIFT alternative, the system for transfer of financial messages (SPFS).

    In 2014 and 2015, when the crisis in relations between Russia and the West were at their peak over Crimea and eastern Ukraine, some Western politicians urged disconnecting Russia from SWIFT. – Russia Today

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March 25, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Doug Casey: Financial Collapse Will Trigger Civil War. High Unemployment & High Inflation Coming Buy Gold

  • Doug Casey: Financial Collapse Will Trigger Civil War
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 
    Best-selling author Doug Casey wrote “Crisis Investing” at the time when the U.S. political landscape was transitioning from the Carter Administration to the Reagan Administration. Now, Casey sees a coming crisis that is equal or worse than the Civil War.  Casey explains, “In the U.S. right now, there seems to be so much antagonism it’s almost like pre-Civil War.  There is actually hatred in the U.S. at this point.  It used to be the Republicans and Democrats could disagree, but they could have a civil conversation about a difference of opinion.  Now, it’s active hatred between these two groups.  This is not going to end well.”


    Casey thinks the coming financial collapse will be the trigger. Casey says, “It’s going to come down eventually.  I am worried about that, but we are in a situation where the country seem like it is just before a civil war.  It will be more serious than just a financial collapse, and it is likely to be set off by a financial collapse.”

    Casey says financial markets are all in bubble territory, but the bond market is in the biggest bubble of them all. Casey contends, “What papered things over?  Why did it get better for the last few years?  These governments have lowered interest rates to not just zero but less than zero in parts of the world.  They have created scores of trillions of new currency units which have poured oil on the financial waters.  That currency still exists and it’s going to come out, and it’s going to evidence itself in the form of retail inflation.  So far, it’s just been inflation in the financial markets.  They’ve created a bond super bubble.  They’ve created a stock market bubble.  They have created a real estate bubble in a number of places in the world.  So, this is going to be very, very ugly.  It’s hold on to your hat time.”

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March 22, 2017 Posted by | Economics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We Already Passed The Point Of No Return: Bill Holter

March 22, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

By June 1st The Entire Economy Could Come To A Screeching Halt: Lior Gantz

March 20, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hugo Salinas Price: The World Will Hyperinflate Into A Gold Standard

Remember the Golden Rule: “He who has the gold Rules!”

  • Hugo Salinas Price: The World Will Hyperinflate Into A Gold Standard
    by Dave Kranzler, http://investmentresearchdynamics.com/
    “If one can only see value in paper currency terms, one cannot see value at all”

    Hugo Salinas Price – website link – posted a couple of comments on Stewart Dougherty’s guest post earlier this week. I concluded that his insights needed to be shared on the front of this blog and he gave me permission to edit them together to make them easier to read for everyone.  “I know my comment was complex but I wanted to condense the thoughts I have developed over three decades:”

    I would like to take this chance to share a few of my thoughts on this. To me it is pretty clear that the American gold is encumbered. Not because of the usual reasons found on the web but because America defaulted on its gold under the Nixon administration. There are still, many foreign claims on that gold.  If America starts to use that gold officially, the gold vultures, like the bond vulture funds, will be out en masse and with force.  So it is in America’s best interest to ignore that gold – and gold in general.

    The world has (finally) realized that a country with the reserve currency is not something a country should want and that the dollar can fail. The danger is that it will fail to soon. That is why the euro was created for example. The currencies from the individual countries were all issued from the US treasury.  Meaning that if the dollar went the way of the dodo, the European currencies would die with it. Enter the euro, issued from gold [the euro was originally partially backed by gold].  The gold held by the ECB is priced on a mark to market basis. You can check the website of the ECB, its number one asset is listed as gold and, sadly, gold receivables [meaning that gold is leased out].  Most of the Eurasian landmass followed this initiative [pricing Central Bank gold on a mark to market basis] – for instance, the BRICS countries.  All that is needed a rebalancing of the gold holdings of major countries. Enter China. They had way too little gold and way too many dollars. But last year they also started to mark their gold holdings to market.

    Seems to me the world is ready to hyperinflate into gold.  After all, all currencies have already hyperinflated in the financial world.  When the run on real things happens, as a system operator, you don’t want that since a functioning printing press is worth way more than gold. So you want to guide the hyperinflation into a useless metal and use this gold to help equalize the tradeflows. They cannot implement a global political & economic system when things are unstable because it will fail again and soon.  Just as all reserve currencies did since late 1400.  If I were in the position of the globalists, I would aim for the Roman model. Split the money concept. Currency for spending and settling debts but use gold and silver as a final debt extinguisher.  This would function to prevent the kind of mess the EU countries are now  in. The debts of the south are the assets of the North. This is a recipe for disaster.

    Let me elaborate on why I think that the world is ready to hyperinflate in gold terms. The Western public will not hold an asset that goes nowhere, at least in currency terms. The public in the East were never fooled that way. Some  – I think rightly – joke “if one can only see value in paper currency terms, one cannot see value at all”.  I also think gold is wealth and not money. Gold has always been funny in that way. So many people worldwide think of it as money even though its supply tends to dry up as the price rises.

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http://www.plata.com.mx/mplata/articulos/articlesFilt.asp?offset=10&fiidarticulo=281

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March 13, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Economic Crisis Will Hit This Summer, Banks Will Crash, Currency Won’t Exist: Bix Weir

March 13, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Willie Issues Warning On Seven Bowls Apocalypse: “HELL ON EARTH!”

  • Jim Willie Issues Warning On Seven Bowls Apocalypse: “HELL ON EARTH!”
    by Jim Willie, Golden Jackass, via http://www.silverdoctors.com/
    Although finance & economics are the primary themes for the Hat Trick Letter and its related research, it is impossible to ignore the reality of widespread coordinated aggravated attempts to destroy our lovely blue orb, planet Earth. The globalists are hell-bent on ruining the entire biosphere for the home to humanity.


    Gold & Silver might be the best protection for the financial and economic deterioration, if not destruction, as individuals and financial entities work to ensure the preservation of their assets. However, Gold & Silver should be part of any concerted effort toward preparedness in emergency supply. The Jackass has diverted in this one article instance from the primary newsletter themes in order to warn people about the threat to the entire human species. The common theme among the perpetrators is the Satanism practiced by the Western Elite, who are gradually being exposed for their pedophilia and child sacrifice rituals. Their symbols are all through the corporate signposts, from Proctor & Gamble to HSBC and much deeper.

    The Seven Bowls of death and pestilence are central to the Agenda-21 Global Genocide Plan. Its players include Bill Gates of Microsoft, George Soros, and companies Halliburton, Monsanto along with many others. They have a nucleus in the big banks and large energy firms.

    With destruction of economic foundations, the globalists hope to install the Global Fascist State, usurp all powers, reduce the individual to a true vassal serf, and turn the nations into a gigantic prison camp.

    No, the Jackass has not lost his mind. This threat to humanity is very real, in progress, and might be interrupted. The Populist movement must take further root. The banker cabal is behind the globalist movement, with crimes committed against humanity. Their heinous transgressions extend far beyond war crimes, into areas of human genocide. Each item in the list of the seven extreme threats is very well researched in the alternative media, with thousands of supporting documents and analyses. Let it be known that my list of seven threats is subjective. Other adept analysts can easily substitute one or two threats with other conceptual projects which might include groups of threats. The list is subject to interpretation. The globalists have been working hard for 30 years to produce hell on earth, their goal in service to Satan.

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March 13, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Will Be Forced To Accept A Devalued Domestic Dollar, That’s When The Crisis Hits: Jim Willie

March 9, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hugo Salinas Price: Apocalypse Is Upon Us. Noah’s Flood of Cash Coming. Thermonuclear WW3

  • Hugo Salinas Price: Apocalypse Is Upon Us. Noah’s Flood of Cash Coming
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
    Mexican billionaire and retail magnate Hugo Salinas Price is a big proponent of using silver as money in Mexico. Salinas Price explains, “The idea is not to go back to a silver standard, but to create a parallel currency which would be a monetized silver coin.  It would not bear a stamped value.  It would be a plain silver coin with a quoted value given to it.  This value would be adjusted upward with a fall in the value of the peso or a rise with the price of silver.”Salinas Price pushed ideas similar to this in the past. This idea is being talked about again in the Mexican legislature, but there is no guarantee it will become a reality.  Why silver coins for the Mexican people?  Salinas Price says, “All material progress comes from saving, not from spending.  You have to save first, and from savings comes investment, and from investment comes jobs and income for a better way of life.  Savings are the primary source of prosperity.”


    It may get to be impossible to save in paper currency soon. Salinas Price reminds us that there are trillions and trillions of dollars in bonds hanging over the head of everyone on the planet.  When those bonds start liquidating, it’s going to rain inflationary money.  Salinas Price goes on to say, “All those clouds overhead are denominated in hundreds of trillions of dollars of debt hovering above the world.  It’s like a dark cloud.  There comes a point when that wants to become liquidated.  Bonds are presented for liquidation and turned into cash.  That’s when the trouble is going to start.  When they are liquidated, we are going to have a Noah’s Flood of cash.  With all this debt turned into cash, we are going to be wading in money.”

    Could a Fed rate hike start the bond market to liquidate? Salinas Price contends, “Apocalypse is upon us . . . this boom in stocks is about to collapse.  The total debt when Reagan came into office was $391 billion.  Now, it’s $20 trillion.  Something has got to give.  When interest rates start to go up, as they might on March 15th, we are going to see liquidation.  People are going to say bonds are falling in value because interest rates are going up, I think I want to sell my bonds. . . .  I also think the stock market is going to collapse, a big collapse is coming.  I also think gold is being hammered in preparation for what’s going to happen.  I think it has been taken down, so, when it starts to go up, it will go up from a lower level.”

    So, will we get hyperinflation? Salinas Price says, “I don’t know if it’s going to happen right now, but something is going to happen with this huge amount of debt.  It just can’t go on, and how is it going to end?  It’s going to end badly.  A lot of wealth is going to disappear. . . . I think, in the U.S. on March 15th, all hell is going to break loose because the U.S. will reach its debt limit.”
http://usawatchdog.com/noahs-flood-of-cash-coming-hugo-salinas-price/

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March 8, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Willie (Part 2/3 & 3/3): Dead U.S Bonds, U.S Stabilisation Fund, New World Order Geo Engineering, Monsanto, Depopulation …

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March 6, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Willie Part 1/3: Power Struggle of Trump’s Knights Templar vs the Sick Pedophilia Satanic New World Order

March 4, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rob Kirby: World is Extremely Flush with Money. Crack-Up Boom Here Now

  • Rob Kirby: World is Extremely Flush with Money. Crack-Up Boom Here Now
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
    Macroeconomic researcher Rod Kirby thinks the world is well on its way to much higher inflation. Kirby explains, “Some people say there is a dollar shortage in the world. I do not believe there is a dollar shortage. I think we are seeing evidence that there are too many dollars in the world, not too few. Look at real estate prices around the world. In Canada, they are at record levels. In America, they are at record levels. Real estate prices are at record levels in Britain. There are record levels in Australia. They are at record levels in China. This is not what you’d expect in an environment where there are too few dollars. We are seeing the equity markets rally day after day and make new all-time highs. These are not the kinds of things you see when there are too few dollars. In my view, this might be the thin edge of the wedge of a crack-up boom. Money is getting to the street because money is being taken out of dark pools on the dark side of the U.S. Treasury and is being injected into the market place as bonds are being sold off and redeemed. The world is flush with money, extremely flush with money.”


    So, is this the reason some of the biggest money managers and investors on the planet are talking about moving money into gold and silver? Kirby, who sources gold and silver by the ton for clients, says, “These people are very perceptive. . . . These people are aware that there are too many dollars chasing too few things, and they realize what they are witnessing around them can’t be happening unless money is being expanded, and money is being expanded around the world. As I say, I believe it’s coming out of the dark side of the U.S. Treasury. This can make things very unstable going forward. If you produce too much money, you run the risk of triggering a hyperinflation. If we do end up in a hyperinflationary event, the price of metals will soar. They will soar measured against anything else that goes up in value as well.”

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March 1, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Willie Warns: Is Collapse Next? Dollar Headed For Dustbin of History!

  • Published on Feb 28, 2017
    Gold is up $100 and silver is up $2 since the beginning of the year. Silver is approaching a short term breakout point, Jim Willie says. But still, manipulation is rampant in the precious metals markets, Willie reveals. There are up to 400 paper claims per physical ounce of gold, he says. Willie shares his take on Trump’s first month in office. Willie thinks Trump’s will “drain the swamp” some, but progress will be slow because Trump has swamp members in his cabinet. Stay tuned to hear Jim Willie’s update regarding the “Gold Trade Note.”

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March 1, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Willie: The Gold Standard Is Emerging!

Remember the Golden Rule: "He who has the gold Rules!"

Remember the Golden Rule: “He who has the gold Rules!”

  • Jim Willie: The Gold Standard Is Emerging!
    by http://www.silverdoctors.com/
    Summary
    The Chinese Are Putting in Place a Link Between Oil and Gold.   The Petro-Dollar has almost completely vanished. The Gold Standard is Emerging…

    By Hat Trick Letter Editor Jim Willie, GoldenJackass:
    The Gold Trade Note is gradually coming into view, its form within structured contracts is taking shape as components. the Petro-Dollar has almost completely vanished. The Petro-Yuan is essentially here in its infancy, in rudimentary form. the leap to the Gold Trade Note will be easy, once the pieces are aligned and in place. This new note for usage in secure trade settlement is in the inception process. It will be structured within existing trading vehicles and platforms.

    The Russians and Chinese appear to be forming the basis for the payment vehicle within the oil trade. Consider it as a formal reflection of the Iran-India gold for oil trade.

    Bilateral Oil for RMB Sale + Shanghai Gold Exchange = Gold Trade Note

    This triangle is precisely what China and Russia are doing now.
    Russian oil & gas is being sold for Chinese Yuan, and then Yuan is traded for Gold at the Shanghai Gold Exchange. The trade is not complex at all. Oil for RMB for Gold, creating a transaction payment in gold terms. The part unclear is posted margin to confirm and seal the transaction. The immediate implication is that the Chinese RMB will have a quasi-gold link. The original model used might have been the Iranian oil sales to India, with payment completed using Turkish gold. Such gold for oil trade appears to have been commonly executed from 2006 to 2010, and likely beyond that date.


    The Jackass has been expecting that the Gold Trade Note would be structured in a clever way, using swap contracts in major global commerce. It might be taking form in the triangle cited as the working template. Oil is the biggest commercial trade item. Soon comes the RMB-based contract for crude oil, traded in Shanghai. It will surely cause big waves, a major disruptive event.

    NEW SCHEISS DOLLAR & GOLD TRADE STANDARD
    In time, expect an eventual refusal by Eastern producing nations to accept USTreasury Bills in payment for trade. The United States Govt cannot continue on numerous glaring fronts of gross negligence and major violations. These violations have prompted the BRICS & Alliance nations to hasten their development of diverse non-USD platforms toward the goal of displacing the USDollar while at the same time to take steps toward the return of the Gold Standard.


    The New Scheiss Dollar will arrive in order to assure continued import supply to the USEconomy. It will be given a 30% devaluation out of the gate, then many more devaluations of similar variety. The New Dollar will fail all foreign and Eastern scrutiny. The USGovt will be forced to react to USTBill rejection at the ports.

    The US must accommodate with the New Scheiss Dollar in order to assure import supply, and to alleviate the many stalemates to come. The United States finds itself on the slippery slope that leads to the Third World, a Jackass forecast that has been presented since Lehman fell (better described as killed by JPM and GSax). The only apparent alternative is for the United States Govt to lease a large amount of gold bullion (like 10,000 tons) from China in order to properly launch a gold-backed currency. Doing so would open the gates for a generation of commercial colonization, but actual progress in returning capitalism to the United States.


    Any new currency, even with gold backing, would be subjected to a series of devaluations due to the enormous trade deficit. The result would be heavy powerful painful price inflation from the import front. The effect would be to reverse a generation of exported inflation by the United States. The entire USEconomy would go into a downward spiral with higher prices, supply shortages, and social disorder.

    However, the rising prices would come from the currency crisis, and not so much from the hyper monetary inflation. That flood of $trillions has been effectively firewalled off. During the crisis that comes, the gold price will find its true proper value between $5000 and $10,000 per ounce.

    Then later, it goes higher, as it seeks equilibrium in a new world where gold serves as the global arbiter in trade and banking and currencies.

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February 18, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment