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Gold Rush? Central Banks Increase Gold Purchases 74% YOY | McAlvany Commentary

  • McAlvany Financial Published on Feb 5, 2019
    Gold Rush? Central Banks Increase Gold Purchases 74% YOY. Hedge Fund Kings – Dalio, Gundlach, Mobius, & Zell Buying Gold. Powell Caves: From Concern About Bubble Dynamics To “What Bubble?”

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February 8, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , | Leave a comment

Will Stocks CRASH If the FedRes Doesn’t Print Money?

February 6, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grant Williams: The Trouble in Europe Has Only Just Begun

  • Macro Voices Published on Jan 31, 2019
    Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Grant Williams back to MacroVoices. Erik asks Grant if we in a cyclical bear market and where he feels treasury bond yields are headed next. They discuss tensions between China and Taiwan, the rise of global populism and the future of France and Europe. Grant shares his update on how things are developing on Australian Real Estate and the risks of a recession. They end with touching on gold and the U.S. dollar.

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February 4, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Sinclair & Bill Holter: Trump Presides Over Bankruptcy of US — Global Reset by June 2019?

  • Jim Sinclair & Bill Holter: Trump Presides Over Bankruptcy of US — Global Reset by June 2019?
    by Greg hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)
    Financial writer Bill Holter and renowned gold and financial expert Jim Sinclair warned last summer there were big problems coming in the global financial system. Today, Sinclair says, “We destroyed everything. We not only destroyed the financial markets, we destroyed society. I’m going for June of this year. The reset button gets reset after a few days of a flash crash that can’t be stopped. We’re flash crashing to hell, piece by piece by piece, until all of a sudden, the motion of the entity cannot be stopped.”

    Holter says, “I think President Trump is going to preside over a bankruptcy. He’s gone through bankruptcies with his own companies and understands the process. That’s what this is. It’s the bankruptcy of the corporation of the United States.” Sinclair adds, “Much of Trump’s business career is in bankruptcy, and he has used it as an asset quite successfully.”

    Holter also points out, “Paul Volker, when he was Chairman of the Fed, was able to raise rates and able to tighten the money supply. He was able to create a deep recession. The reason he was able to do that was the country, corporations, individuals and the federal government itself was not over-leveraged in 1980 to the extent it is today. The over-leverage is everywhere today. If Paul Volker came in today and tried to do what he did back in 1979 and 1980, all you would see for markets and the economy is one big black smoking hole. You would have the entire system come down.”

    Sinclair warns, “If Bill and I were standing on a street corner as preachers, our sign would read not ‘the end is near.’ Our sign would read, ‘it ended.’” Sinclair goes on to say, “The flash crash to hell has started because the U.S. dollar is only up for one reason. It’s only up because there is a synthetic short.”

    Holter adds, “And if you look at the dollar chart, it is rolling over. The next big move in the dollar is down, which also tells you the next move in any asset priced in dollars is going to cost more dollars because the dollar will weaken dramatically.”

    In closing, Sinclair says, “The dollar standard is over. We were on a gold standard, and then poof, Nixon, and out. What has happened to the petro-dollar? Poof, it’s out in comparison to what it was. What system is next? The marbles standard? Gold is going back . . . to a store house of value.”

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February 4, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The World Is About To Change And Nothing Will Stop It: Jordan Sather

February 4, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FINAL MELT UP BEGINS? Markets 2 / Fed 0

  • ITM Trading Streamed live 5 hours ago
    May 2013 then Fed Chair Ben Bernanke mentioned the idea of slowing the free money spigot and the global markets had a taper tantrum. Fed response? Balloon their balance sheet to over $4.5 trillion.

    Markets 1 / Fed 0

    Welcome the taper tantrum 2018 with the worst stock market performance since 2008. So what did we learn? The Federal Reserve has tried to taper again and again backed down. Fed Chair Powell stated that the Fed “will not hesitate to make changes in light of economic and financial developments” and since they cannot raise rates to their target 3.5% (even though average drop in rates into a recession is 5.5%) if they “want to cut rates more than lower zero bound, would use full set of tools” stating that the Fed had “room to do substantially more”, meaning the QE free money drug would be available.

    Markets 2 / Fed 0

    What can protect you as the free money drug no longer keeps the markets high, since more of the same is all that’s left? Real money gold and silver. In fact, spot gold just exhibited a “Life” cross, technically confirming the upward trend. Meaning, both gold and silver are most likely to get a lot more expensive in the near future.

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February 2, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If You Don’t Think QE4 & QE5 Are Coming, You’re Smoking Something – Mike Maloney

February 1, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chris Martenson: Buy Gold Before the Everything Bubble Blows Up — Global Collapse Accelerating?

  • Chris Martenson: Buy Gold Before the Everything Bubble Blows Up — Global Collapse Accelerating?
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 
    Futurist and economic researcher Chris Martenson says a collapse is “a process, not an event.” Martenson contends the long awaited global collapse, on many fronts, has not only started, but is picking up speed. Martenson says, “Our prediction at PeakProsperity.com is these collapse trends, we have been following for 10 years now, are accelerating and continuing. None of them are reversing at this point in time. These will impact people’s future in a huge way. Environmentally, we see these signs, but we also have $245 trillion of debt in the global economy. We have been accelerating that debt cycle as if we could just keep that trend going forever—we can’t. So, what we see are all these unsustainable trends converging. They are going to happen . . . and people need to be ready.”


    Martenson lays out the case to blame central banks for much of the geopolitical and economic friction in the world today. Martenson says, “The economic pie is not expanding anymore. It’s kind of stagnant. So, if you have one tiny group taking their fair share and the pie isn’t growing, it means they are taking from somebody else. This is the essence of central banking. They don’t create wealth, they redistribute wealth. When the Federal Reserve crams rates to zero, the savers lose out, but lose to who? The winners and losers are being picked by the central banks, and they have decided that the .01% should be the winners in this story and everybody else should be the losers. . . . Central bank policies have really benefited the elites at the expense of everybody else. This brings up the most important point and that is central banks are not our friends. They are redistributive organizations.”

    Martenson also says, “Our view is if we get into a war that it will be so devastating, there really won’t be a recovery from it.” As for the elite, Martenson says, “It’s time to panic. . . . They have thrown in the towel, they have caved and are ready to go back to the print-a-thon thing. That is concerning because the financial world can’t even manage stopping their bond purchases, let alone reversing them without them panicking . . . . When a central bank can’t even flatten out their balance sheet purchases, you should be panicking.”

    Central banks cannot stop the money printing without the whole system blowing up. Maybe that is why gold is going up? Martenson says, “I believe it is. . . . I buy gold because gold is the only form of money that is not simultaneously someone else’s liability. We are talking about a world so saddled with debt, I am not sure where all the liabilities lie. I don’t trust . . . the accounting of major corporations. I don’t trust what derivatives will do in a crisis. . . . This is the ‘Everything Bubble.’ What happens when it bursts? We don’t know. So, gold, to me, is the thing I want to own and hold when you have a systemic crisis.”

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January 31, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gold & Silver: Why I’m Buying THE Safe-Haven Assets, Right Now.

  • GoldSilver (w/ Mike Maloney) Published on Jan 22, 2019
    Download Mike’s best-selling book for free here: https://pages.goldsilver.com/freebook

    What an insanely confusing time for investors – central banks are carrying out unprecedented counterfeiting operations, governments have crushed any semblance of free markets, and entire countries have become ‘zombified’ as a result. We have bubbles in stocks, real estate and bonds – with massive levels of corporate debt waiting like a time bomb. In this omnibus presentation, Michael Maloney explains why he is steering a course well clear of this monetary madness and buying the safe-haven assets: gold & silver. For those wondering why our videos don’t appear in their subscription feed immediately – we release our clips to our free weekly email readers first, then later we publish to YouTube. Sometimes it’s just hours, sometimes it’s a couple of days later. This is to encourage people to join our free newsletter – because one day, we may not have YouTube to rely on. Join our free newsletter list by going to https://goldsilver.com/ and entering your email address in the ‘Get Market Alerts’ box at the bottom of the page. As always, thank you for your support. M.

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January 30, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

John Williams: Flight From Dollar Will Spike Gold and Silver. FedRes Will Crash Markets & Dollar, Gold Protects

  • John Williams: Flight From Dollar Will Spike Gold and Silver. FedRes Will Crash Markets & Dollar, Gold Protects
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)
    Economist John Williams warns the Federal Reserve has painted itself into a very tight no win corner. No matter what the Fed does with rates it’s going to be a disaster. Williams explains, “You had some very heavy selling towards the end of the year, and when you saw the big declines in the stock market, you also saw that accompanied by a falling dollar and rising gold prices. That was foreign capital, which was significant, fleeing our markets. So if the Fed continues to raise interest rates, and they want to do that, and they still don’t have rates where they want them, it’s going to intensify the economic downturn. That’s going to hit the stock market. If they stop raising rates . . . and they have to go back to some sort of quantitative easing, that’s going to hit the dollar hard.  Foreign investors are going to say the dollar is going to get weaker, and let’s get out of the dollar. Then, you are going tom see heavy selling in the stock market. So either way they go, they created a conundrum for themselves because of the way they bailed out the banking system (in 2008-2009). At this point they don’t have an easy way out of this.”

    Williams says the U.S. is already entering into a recession. Williams contends, “The first quarter, which is the quarter we are in right now, the first quarter of 2019 likely will be in contraction partially due to the government shutdown. That is slowing the economy on top of the interest rate hikes, but the cause of the recession here is not the government shutdown. It’s the Fed hiking rates . . . the fundamental driving factor that was putting us into recession even before the government shutdown was the rapid rise in interest rates.”

    Williams says that in the first and second quarters of 2019 do not look good. Williams says, “I think we will have back to back contractions that will give you a formal recession. . . . Even if we did not have the government shutdown I think we would have back to back negative quarters in the first and second quarter.”

    Williams also warns, “This is a very dangerous time both domestically and globally.” Maybe this is why gold and silver prices keep steadily climbing higher. Williams says, “As things get worse here there is going to be a flight from the dollar into other currencies and in particular into gold. Gold is the long term store of wealth here. . . . Where we are ultimately headed here the precious metals are a long term store of wealth. They preserve the purchasing power of your assets . . . if you have high inflation you will still have your purchasing power. With debt collapsing and currencies collapsing you are going to end up with inflation. Expanded debt is rapid money supply growth. It is debasement of the currency and debasement of the currency means inflation. . . . . It’s the type of thing that can be accelerated very rapidly if you have another crisis such as a big stock market crash. The economy is tanking and people start fleeing the dollar means you are going to be seeing rising inflation.   If you see a big hit on the dollar gasoline prices will go up.”

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January 28, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IF 2018 WAS LIKE 2008: Does 2019 Spell Trouble?

  • ITM Trading Streamed live on Jan 17, 2019
    Link to the Slides and Sources:https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/2018-…
    Do you know what keeps central bankers up at night? Populism. When governments and central banks support corporate greed above public need, people lose trust in the government and confidence in the central bank and the financial system and a run ensues. Where will they run to? Traditionally, people fly to the safety of real money gold and silver, the only assets that I see as undervalued at this time, and that’s because it competes with fiat money. As JP Morgan said, “Gold is money, Everything else is credit.” That was true in 1912, when he said it and that’s true today.

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

China Economy Will Suffer Without HUGE WIN In U.S. Trade Deal!

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

Brokerage Accounts Bail In, Cashless, Gold Backed Yuan — Q&A with Lynette Zang and Eric Griffin

  • ITM Trading Streamed live on Jan 15, 2019
    Link to the Slides and Sources: https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/broke…
    Question 1. Gregory R: Will the bail-in rules apply to brokerage firms like Charles Schwab and Ameritrade?
    Question 2. Marc A: Do you think China will introduce a gold backed yuan? And what will that mean for the price of gold, the dollar and capital flows?
    Question 3. Frank B: In regard to going cashless, would gold/silver still be liquid in such a situation? Or would it be easier to “outlaw” gold and silver?
    Question 4. Sandra G: If someone tells you they are out of the markets because they have sold all their stocks and bonds and have put all their cash into T-Bills in a brokerage account – what do you say to them?
    Question 5. Dennis J: what do the world central banks purchase their gold with? Currency? Seems like a conflict of interest if they have control of their currency supply. Also does anyone even know how much currency is actually in circulation because most currency is digital.

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

China Central Bank Just Injected RECORD Amount of Money Into Markets To Prevent COLLAPSE!

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

Lindsey Williams: Elite Panic — Illuminati Plans for 2019 Summary

  • “ELITE PANIC!” :New DVD From Lindsey Williams
    by http://www.lindseywilliams.net/
    Panic Up – Panic Down
    President Trump Impeachment
    2019 Predictions
    My Elite Friend Said…
    Never The Same World Again
    You Are Safe So Long As…
    A Prophet That Has Never Been Wrong Says…
    – Chaplain Lindsey Williams
    – Author of The Energy Non-Crisis

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January 15, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment