Silver in particular has a crucial week of trading ahead due in large part to the head and shoulders pattern the bullion banks have painted onto the weekly chart by capping silver prices over the past 10 days, combined with March expiration.
If they are successful, momentum traders and algos will pile onto the paper short side, targeting sub $14/oz silver.
If they are not and silver is able to break away towards $18.50, the very real potential for a short squeeze exists…

An incredible amount of fraudulent, virtual silver is being created in order to cap price and paint the chart.
Will JPM and the rest of The Evil Empire be successful once again in capping price and routing the Specs?
The reaction to today’s FOMC minutes may help to determine the outcome:

The coming War on Cash is also designed to bring in black-market cash from the bottom 40% who use cash businesses as a tax avoidance tactic.
As for precious metals–imagine a “wealth tax” that is first imposed on millionaires.
Who will say that “taxing the rich” is a bad idea?
Then the definition of “rich” will be adjusted downward.  Anyone owning gold is “rich,” correct?

When Trump brutally attacked the mainstream media at his press conference last Thursday, millions upon millions of Americans greatly rejoiced, because they finally got what was coming to them.  And then the next day, Trump posted a message to Twitter calling the New York Times, NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN “the enemy of the American people”

Forbes’ Frank Holmes joins Lawrie Williams, Koos Jansen and many others in questioning the “official” Chinese gold demand numbers.
Real gold demand is likely MUCH higher than the official numbers:

Their agenda may be on the rocks in the United States at the moment thanks to Trump, but that doesn’t mean that the globalists are giving up.  In fact, a major push toward a cashless society is being made in the European Union as we speak: 

“Yellen Can’t Halt Trump Gold Rally That Funds Bet Against” – That was the headline in a Bloomberg news report that was released on Sunday afternoon. There’s a lot going on in that headline – none of it accurate except for the fact that gold is moving higher DESPITE the efforts of western Central Banks to cap the price.

This is nothing short of an attack based on deceptive editing and story telling… To those who have so quickly turned on one of the most outspoken advocates for liberty, free speech and American values, we suggest you watch your back, because if it was this easy to take down Milo, guess who they are coming for next…

No one ever thinks about counterparty risk until it becomes a problem… and by then it’s too late.
But counterparty risk becomes a BIG deal, and QUICKLY, when the system stops functioning normally…