The Perfect Crime and the Plight of the Modern Silverite

gun forcedSilver is not just any old commodity.  It is old money.  Despite massive efforts and price fixing, clipping and manipulation, it has remained central to monetary and political systems for centuries.
Today it is small and relatively dark in the context of modern investing.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. And the desperation to buy and hold metal should simply be proportional to the desperation of the will of the monetary powers to maintain the status quo.
The modern silver investor must be content with a world gone wild with information, yet a lack of understanding.
Silver is rigged – only more; more overtly ever day. Whether it goes up and down, those who are best positioned win.

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Obama’s Dumbest Move to Date… Seizing a Foreign Bank

Ten dark suited men entered the premises of FBME bank in Cyprus on Friday afternoon and took it hostage. 
The men were from the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC).   And they commandeered FBME because an obscure agency within the US government recently issued a report accusing the bank of laundering money.   It just so happens that FBME… and Cyprus in general… is where a lot of wealthy Russians hold their vast fortunes.
Bear in mind, there has been no proof that any crime was committed.

There was no court hearing.  No charges were read.  It wasn’t even the government of Cyprus who accused them of anything.
When HSBC got caught red-handed laundering funds for a Mexican drug cartel last year, the US government gave them a slap on the wrist. HSBC got off with a fine.
Yet when the US government merely makes an accusation that FBME could be laundering money, the bank gets taken over at gunpoint. [Read more...]

UK Banks ‘Have Much to Fear’: Watchdog Set to Probe Lloyds, RBS, HSBC & Barclays

Barclays, one of Britain’s largest banks, has been engulfed by financial scandals in recent years. Barlcays, London. Courtesy of Reuters / Stefan Wermuth

Barclays, RBS, HSBC and Lloyds may be forced to break up following a finance watchdog’s inquiry.  
The watchdog claims Britain’s banking sector is characterized by anti-competitiveness and a failure to meet ordinary citizens and small business’ needs.
Britain’s ‘big four’ – Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), HSBC and Barclays – dominate the UK’s £10bn-per-annum banking sector. All four banks have been engulfed by scandal in recent years, yet they collectively control 77 percent of UK citizen’s current accounts, 85 percent of UK small business’ current accounts, and an overwhelming 90 percent of UK business loans.
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Picture of the Day – LA Street Artist Calls Out Obama for “Being an A**hole”

I’ve never seen the television show Scandal, but apparently its creator, Shonda Rhimes, is hosting a $32,000 dollar a plate fundraiser for Obama in Los Angeles.
What purpose this fundraiser serves, one cannot be sure. Perhaps his administration feels his oligarch consolidation program has yet to achieve its fullest realization, thus necessitating the extra funds.   It’s hard to say.

So in reaction, an LA artist has decided to take matters into his or her own hands, by welcoming Barry to town in a special way, with posters all over town: 

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Price Stabilization is a Manipulation; How High It Goes is Now Public Information

Bernanke-Dimon-Fed-TunnelCentral Bankers engage in “Price Stabilization”.  Their actions are supposedly private.  Professionalism demands secrecy but total secrecy is difficult to ensure.  At what level in the organization would you expect that information “leaks” begin to occur? At the bottom? In the middle? Not likely!
Are you still so sure you want to play those markets now?
Take delivery.
  Remember Jim Sinclair’s advice about GetOutOfTheSystem!
Expect these people in the global Central Banker-Government partnership to change the rules whenever they see fit to achieve their ends.

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Russian Sanctions Backfire

The belief that calling for and instituting sanctions against Russia is a sound policy, illustrates the economic disconnect of the Obama administration. With the fervor for starting a new cold war, the propaganda machine is working overtime to paint a picture that ignores real economic synergism.
Obama’s State Department bears a heavy responsibility for promoting a civil war in Ukraine.  Using sanctions to push Russia into accelerating a BRICS economic block will have far more adverse effects than can be envisioned by the lunatic proponents of “selective” Free Trade.  The moneychanger’s financial system is imploding and their rescue plan requires a massive global crisis to bail out their “To Big to Fail” model.
Mutually productive commerce will be among the first causalities of the prelude to World War III.
Soon clamors for sanctions against American companies will begin, as the blame game diverts the real cause of this fabricated debacle. [Read more...]

Silver Smash Preempts Regularly Scheduled Column

freefallI figured I might need to buy today.
I knew the month was running out and I knew “TPTB” in the paper markets were approaching something called an “options expiry.” 
This, I knew from repeated experience and observation,  is when prices must be driven down.  [Read more...]

Silver in the Aftermath of the Coming Paper Blood Bath

JP MorganDespite the persistence of the recovery meme, financial markets are more fragile to risk than ever before. On top of this, witness the slow creep of policy disguised as regulation.
It comes for the low hanging fruits. The final labors of society. 

They are coming for your pensions and retirement accounts.
What lies ahead is a paper blood bath. [Read more...]

Something Doesn’t Smell Right About This Recovery

I watched Margin Call the other night.   As the film wound down to a close, Jeremy Iron’s character (not sure if he was Blankfein or Dimon) explained to Sam, who thought it was wrong of them to sell the toxic mortgages to their clients,  that crises like this were normal.
That particular scene has led me to conclude that Margin Call was allowed to be made to explain to all the sheep that 2008 was normal, we will recover—just another crisis like the ones we have always weathered.
Is that our take-away from a good movie—that financial crises are normal and we should expect them? That we will always recover? More propaganda!
What Hollywood failed to mention in Margin Call was that the FEDs actions to create a recovery didn’t work this time.
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Marshall Swing: Buy Physical: $1 Quadrillion Derivatives Contagion to Begin in 1 Year!

I have been saying for a while now that worldwide economic collapse is soon to come to a country near you, a state near you, a city near you, and right up to your doorstep.
In all the financial world, no other than one Martin Armstrong gets it right.  The same Armstrong who analyses all data everywhere, all sectors, all history, throws it all into a computer data model and out pops the date/timeframe of 2015.75 – end of the 3rd Quarter, 2015.
This is a planned crash, folks.  Not a mere accident waiting to happen but a planned crash.  It will be done to subjugate the entire world into one economic system with full power given out by a dictator who knows best how to rule (in his eyes) the people and make slaves the whole world over…
I highly recommend the liquidation of all paper investments and that includes stocks, mutual funds, all retirement vehicles, etc and hold your dry powder for when silver dips below $19 again this Fall/Winter.
It is going to happen and when it goes below $19 I say buy, buy, buy physical and hold it.

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Revolving Door? Shocking, Just Shocking . . .

Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Some wise folks have repeatedly told us that regulatory enforcement at the highest levels is compromised because of the constant flow of high-ranking government officials from positions of governmental power into the lofty, highly-paid perches of private employers who were once the subjects of regulation by those same folks.  
Look at all the criminal actions brought by the SEC against all of the wrongdoers in the subprime mortgage fiasco?
Right, not a single case.  
Or wait, there are all those bankers who fraudulently issued fake paper, assignments, robosigned documents, all of it, to allow big banks to foreclose upon homeowners who defaulted upon their NINJA, option-arm, no doc loans, who are serving time after being prosecuted by the Department of Justice, right?  <sound of crickets . . .>

Well, there is MFing Global, and the Honorable Corzine, right, who stole a billion in customer accounts, and is rotting in jail?  Err, wait . . . [Read more...]

The Future is Smaller– That’s the Only Way This Works

History tells us that large governments almost invariably lead to waste, corruption, and overextension of power.   It’s the large governments that rattle the sabers and constantly threaten warfare.
It’s large governments that maintain police states, that spy on their citizens, and commandeer nearly every personal choice imaginable with regulatory agencies that tell us how to educate our children and what we can/cannot put in our own bodies.
As Kohr theorized, bigness often leads to tyranny.
If you look at the more financially successful nations today, i.e. those with solvent governments who do not indebt future generations to drop bombs by remote control drones, they’re nearly all small.
Hong Kong has some of the lowest tax rates in the world. And yet the local government is awash with so much cash that they frequently send tax refunds back to local residents.
Singapore is in a similar position; the city-state has zero net debt, a strong defense force, incredibly low tax rates… yet they still manage to funnel excess tax revenues back into the economy, often as tax breaks or business incentives.
The future is smaller- that’s the only way this works. 

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“Wrecking The Silver Monetary System”: Silver Suppressors Hiding In The Dark — PART 2

swingThe organization responsible for destroying the role of silver as money, is documented in this article.
This organization makes the Bilderbergs look like pikers.
If you think you know the true story of Silver, this article will surely DESTROY many myths and incorrect assumptions.
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Bo Polny Signs Off: Gold’s Summer High is In, Buy-of-a-Lifetime Next, Then Massive Spike to $2k!

Get_Ready_for_SummerThe May 14, 2014 forecast for a June 2014 Top, and now officially July 10, holds as a High for Gold.
A drop into a Final 2014 Summer Low and ‘Buy-of-a-Lifetime’ opportunity is still to come. 
At the Summer Cycle low expect NO new lows to be made and the 2013 lows will hold!

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The Austerity Diaries: How Long Can You Go Without Spending Money?

Can you go for an entire week without spending money?  [Read more...]