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Bonds, Gold Types, Paper Gold Dumping … Q&A with Lynette Zang and Eric Griffin

  • ITM Trading Streamed live 4 hours ago
    Question 1. Donna L: Why do you prefer Numismatics over Bullion?
    Question 2. Cycle Tech: Will world governments and central banks cause the crash when they are ready to do so?
    Question 3. Stephanos R: At the opening bell of the stock market, on April 16th, 2019, someone sold 1.5 billion dollars worth of notional (paper) gold. Who can own this amount of notional gold and why would they be selling it? Central Bank? Or one of the large international/national banks?
    Question 4. Art S: Could you kindly explain how a strong dollar would be bad for all of us and the precious metal market?
    Question 5. Daniel F: Once the hyper-inflationary spiral begins, do you see a compensatory mechanism being triggered, in which bond owners would flee in panic, causing an implosion in the market and subsequent spike in interest rates?


April 24, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

OUT OF CONTROL: Debt Is Outpacing Economic Growth! Who Is To Blame–Trump Or The FED? Chris Martenson

  • Crush The Street Published on Apr 22, 2019
    For a detailed report on Martenson´s economic analyst vision visit:

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    02:20 Prepping for a crash, Trump’s CRACKDOWN on the FED
    07:00 Debt growing faster than the economy
    15:00 Connections between the FED and politics
    22:10 Wealth transfer from baby boomers to Millennials – is all as it seems?
    26:55 Gold investors frustrated, drained and out of hope
    33:15 What is the breaking point?
    38:20 Where to find information that the mainstream media won’t report on


April 23, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rob Kirby: The Fall of LTCM & How Bear Stearns Became The Fall Guy In 2008 Financial Crisis

  • Silver Bullion TV Published on Apr 21, 2019
    SBTV’s latest guest is Rob Kirby of Kirby Analytics. We discuss the failure of Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM) and how it resulted in the ‘death sentence’ of Bear Stearns years later in the financial crisis of 2008. Discussed in this interview:

    04:42 The missing $21 trillion from DOD and HUD
    07:05 Checkered history of the Exchange Stabilization Fund
    15:46 2008 financial crisis: Sub-prime debt rated AAA
    20:09 Why Bear Stearns was ‘chosen’ as the fall guy in 2008 financial crisis
    23:44 The Long-Term Capital Management debacle
    25:37 When AAA-rated paper failed for the first time
    31:40 Lack of primary silver mines evidence that silver is mis-priced
    39:03 Why the silver price remains at $15?


April 23, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Willie & Dustin Nemos: Economy – Eurasian Market/Gold/Silver Overwhelm US Grip? Systemic Risk

April 23, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chris Powell: Global Manipulation Cannot Stop Inflation

  • This is Bigger than Gold & Silver Manipulation – Chris Powell
    by Greg Hunter’s (Early Sunday Release)
    Chris Powell, Treasurer and Secretary of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA), says price manipulation of all markets is a major problem the world faces. Powell explains, “This is an issue far bigger than gold and silver. Gold and silver are just minerals, atomic elements. The issue for us is much bigger than that. The issue is free and transparent markets and having an accountable government. You cannot have those things unless you have freely traded monetary metals markets and freely trading currency markets as well. We don’t worship the golden calf or the silver bull. We are pursuing a much more justice oriented agenda here. We want government to tell us what they are doing in the markets. We want them to be open and accountable, and that requires a free and transparent monetary metals market.”

    No matter how much financial manipulation is occurring on a global scale, you cannot suppress the outcome of those policies. One of the outcomes is inflation, and yet the new cover of Bloomberg/Newsweek asks the question “Is Inflation Dead?” Powell says, “This is worse than a prediction. It’s a delusion. Inflation is all around us. I don’t know what world the government is living in where they put out monthly reports saying inflation is tame. These people are not paying medical insurance premiums. They are not paying college tuition. They are not paying state taxes. They are not going to the grocery store and seeing prices rise monthly and, of course, they are not noticing the inflation that has manifested itself in the stock market. . . . Inflation is not dead. It’s all around us, and it has been all around us.”

    GATA has been trying to get the U.S. government to come clean about massive market manipulations. GATA says they have hit a stone wall of silence. Powell concludes, “Presumably, the U.S. Treasury is secretly trading in any number of markets and refuses to say which markets they are. . . . I heard a U.S. Assistant Attorney move for a Summary Judgement dismissal of our lawsuit saying, without admitting the U.S. government was rigging the markets as we complained in our lawsuit, the U.S. government does claim the power to do what our lawsuit complained of, and that was to secretly rig the markets. I think we have established this now to the satisfaction of any reasonable person . . . . Especially since the CME Group, which operates the major futures exchanges in the United States, has just renewed what it calls its central bank incentive program, which gives enormous volume trading discounts to governments and central banks for surreptitiously trading all the futures markets. . . . So, we know the CME group has created mechanisms for secret trading by the U.S. government and other governments to get discounts in all of the futures trading in the United States.”

    In closing, Powell reminds us, “At some point, manipulations do fail . . . . Manipulations only work because of deception.” Powell contends that global financial powers are trying to suppress inflation through the manipulation of all futures and commodities, but it’s not working.


April 22, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The World Is Being Prepared, Central Bank Controlled, Marker Set: Lior Gantz

April 22, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gold: You Either Understand it or You Don’t | Grant Williams

  • SilverDoctors Published on Apr 19, 2019
    The gold spot price is closing today around the $1,280 US dollar price per troy ounce level, while the silver spot price stayed flat closing this week again around the psychologically important $15 per troy ounce full fiat Federal Reserve note price. With us this week a new guest to the show, and one of the most eloquent market commentators on the precious metals markets. He is a co-founder of Real Vision financial media website, also the noted author of the popular TTMYGHmmm newsletter, and a more than three-decades-long veteran of the global financial markets. Mr. Grant Williams is here to speak to us about gold, his company’s founding, as well as the difficulty that global central banks and governments now find themselves enveloped in. FULL SHOW NOTEs with other great REAL VISION presentations:…


April 20, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lynette Zang: Bankers Call for Global Currency as They Stack Gold Bars

  • SGTreport Published on Apr 17, 2019
    Greenspan says the US economy is about to fail under the weight of unfunded entitlements, meanwhile central bankers stack gold bars and their minions call for a global currency. Lynette Zang joins me to discuss.


April 20, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dollar Dominance Under Multiple, Converging Threats

  • Dollar Dominance Under Multiple, Converging Threats
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    For years, currency analysts have looked for signs of an international monetary “reset” that would diminish the dollar’s role as the leading reserve currency and replace it with a substitute agreed upon at some Bretton Woods-style monetary conference.

    That push has been accelerated by Washington’s use of the dollar as a weapon of financial warfare, including the application of sanctions. The U.S. uses the dollar strategically to reward friends and punish enemies.

    The use of the dollar as a weapon is not limited to trade wars and currency wars, although the dollar is used tactically in those disputes. The dollar is much more powerful than that.

    The dollar can be used for regime change by creating hyperinflation, bank runs and domestic dissent in countries targeted by the U.S. The U.S. can depose the governments of its adversaries, or at least blunt their policies without firing a shot.

    But for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
    As the U.S. wields the dollar weapon more frequently, the rest of the world works harder to shun the dollar completely.

    I’ve been warning for years about efforts of nations like Russia and China to escape what they call “dollar hegemony” and create a new financial system that does not depend on the dollar and helps them get out from under dollar-based economic sanctions. These efforts are only increasing.

    Russia has sold off almost all of its dollar-denominated U.S. Treasury securities and has reduced its dollar asset position to almost zero. It has been amassing massive quantities of gold, and has increased the gold portion of its official reserves to over 20%. Russia has almost 2,000 tonnes of gold, having more than tripled its gold reserves in the past 10 years. It has actually acquired enough gold to surpass China on the list of major holders of gold as official reserves.

    This combination of fewer Treasuries and more gold puts Russia on a path to full insulation from U.S. financial sanctions. Russia can settle its balance of payments obligations with gold shipments or gold sales and avoid U.S. asset freezes by not holding assets the U.S. can reach.

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April 19, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deutsche Bank Takes MORE Silver Derivative Hits!! (Bix Weir)

  • RoadtoRoota Published on Apr 17, 2019
    Deutsche Bank has another huge hit from their Silver Derivative book as reported by Bloomberg…this time it’s with some of the shadier players in the metals space…Marc Rich’s “Rich Boys!”


April 19, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lynette Zang Joins the Great Reset Opportunity Report

  • Neptune Global Published on Apr 15, 2019
    Lynette Zang shares her thoughts regarding the threats to the global financial system and her forecast for financial markets and society at large as we pass through the Great Reset.


April 19, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Precious Metals Will Play A Role In the Coming System” w/ Iustin Rosioara

  • SilverDoctors Published on Apr 16, 2019
    Thanks for watching this Silver Doctors Interview. Share your thoughts below and make sure to click the subscribe button to join the Silver Doctors Community. Today’s guest, Iustin Rosioara, joins us to share some research on the subject of gold and silver from a bibical perspective. Iustin Rosioara is the author of the book God’s Money.


April 18, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bill Holter: Entire System Based on Debt with Historic Liability

  • Bill Holter: Entire System Based on Debt with Historic Liability
    by Greg Hunter’s
    Financial writer and precious metals expert Bill Holter is “not worried at all” about the current price smash down for precious metals. Holter says, “We live in a world where all liabilities are more than all liabilities in history. This whole system is going to come down. . . . If you see a house burn down, the only thing left is the foundation. That’s the only thing left because the foundation doesn’t burn. That’s what gold and silver are, and that’s what’s going to be left when this house of financial cards burns down.”

    Why are dark powers intentionally driving metal prices down? It’s all part of a very simple thought control message. Holter explains, “Basically, it’s so the people believe that gold is bad and the dollar is good. It’s basically to support the dollar, and also thus support the Treasury market. . . . This has to have an official backing to it. It could not be done if they were not given a pass. This would not be going on if there was true rule of law. . . . We don’t have free markets. There are no markets. All markets are rigged. . . . Markets should be panicking that we are moving towards hyperinflation. All markets are locked down, and they are locked down by derivatives. . . . In 2008, there were $1.4 quadrillion in derivatives. How is it possible that derivatives are larger than the system as a whole? The answer to that is because derivatives have become the system. Derivatives are what price the system. You are basically putting up one cent to control $1. So, it’s easy to put the price of something where you want it to be.”

    Holter contends, “The entire system is based on debt. The entire system is a liability. So, some people are getting some of their money out of the system into real money (gold and silver) which is no one else’s liability. . . . The biggest thing is there is too much debt in the system. Everybody owes everybody, and all you need is one link in the chain to break. All you need is one entity that cannot make good on what they promised.”


April 18, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gold Manipulation Ends, Confidence Builds, Central Bank Panic, Next Move Is Coming: Warwick Smith

April 17, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Next Crisis Will Expose The Central Bank, Fear & Panic Sets In, Gold Activates: Lynette Zang

April 16, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment