manipulation

The intensity of the banks’ attacks on gold and silver prices have been long, drawn out, and merciless.
Since 2011, the banks have been hitting completely “below the belt”.   They are are now All-in on their efforts to cap gold & silver, because this time they understand: it’s for all the marbles.
Why have the precious metals been massacred since 2011?
The fate of the US dollar as global reserve currency hangs in the balance. 

freefall

Silver has just broken below the June 2013 low of $18, continuing its post FOMC “taper” sell-off Friday, plunging to a new bear market low of $17.77. 
Gold is also continuing its sell-off, but has held above $1215, still $35 off the June 2013 lows of $1179. 

police state

Events last month in Ferguson, Missouri  forced Americans to confront the frightening reality that many of of the nation’s police departments have been quietly, but consistently, militarizing over the past couple of decades.
It’s one thing to intellectually understand that this has happened, it’s quite another to see cops deploy tanks and point sniper rifles at peacefully protesting U.S. citizens.
With the issue squarely still in the public consciousness, it would behoove us to understand that this program is not only arming police with weapons of war.
In fact, public schools are also receiving such items, including grenade launchers, M16s and MRAPs.

The continuing strength of the U.S. dollar is bad news for the price of gold, and Eric Coffin believes that in the short term a price of $1,200/oz is possible, though there is room now for an oversold bounce.
This, of course, is bad news for gold miners and explorers.
But in this interview with 
The Gold Report, the publisher of Hard Rock Analyst counsels that even in a bull market investors are best advised to seek out the potential tenbaggers and presents several companies in gold, base metals and uranium with the potential to flourish even in the bad times. 

sovereign man

Human nature is highly resistant to change.   This is the way of the universe.
Sir Isaac Newton told us that an object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an external force of sufficient enough to overcome the object’s inertia.
In chemistry, activation energy is defined as the minimum energy needed to be input in order to produce a chemical reaction.  A wooden log in a fireplace doesn’t spontaneously combust. You must first add sufficient energy (heat) to the system before the wood will burn.  Until that activation energy is reached, no reaction will occur.
Humans are the same.  Our natural state is to remain at rest.  Overcoming our inertia is incredibly difficult.   Doing so requires tremendous energy. And motivation.
The fact that millions of people in Scotland are even considering rocking the boat and radically change is very telling.
It shows there is a deep, deep dissatisfaction with the status quo.   People are sick and tired of the way things are.  The system has completely failed them. And they want change.
This is huge.   And it’s a sign of things to come.

city

In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations on the NSA, a number of cities around the world are hotly competing to become the next Silicon Valley.
In the process, they are creating excellent and exceptionally welcoming environments for new businesses.
They want you to start your business there, so they are going out of their way to entice entrepreneurs with better working spaces and greater access to mentorship and capital.

dollar

In the article below,  we analyze the surprisingly likely drivers that may keep the US dollar strengthening over the next few years, especially if another economic/financial crisis arrives.
While there are many reasons to fear for the longer term viability of the US dollar given America’s current misguided monetary policy and exponentially increasing debt & liabilities, the next few years could well see the greenback appreciate further by 50-100% relative to the world’s other major fiat currencies.

silver rocket down

Silver and gold have an upside down rocket attached to them and they have been speeding downwards ever since they made their highs in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
Never mind the fact they are spoken for and used up as soon as they hit the market, never mind the fact they are hard to amass in great quantity, never mind the fact demand is high and production is steady.
What happens next is like the final act of a masterful play.

Look for this depressing scenario in the precious metals markets to continue for another 12 months and then, WHAM!!, worldwide economic collapse- the commercials crash silver and gold, flip their short positions to long cashing in near the bottom and stripping massive amounts of money away from the little people in the process (they always do).
I fully expect there to be some ups and downs before that worldwide economic crash.
I use no caution whatsoever in urging everyone to liquidate as much paper as possible and buy physical silver and gold at these prices.
Yes, the depression is going to last another year but after that no one will be able to buy ANY PHYSICAL once the world wide collapse is in full swing.

obama

While critics have been questioning the legality of U.S. military campaigns consistently since the end of World War II, one trend has become increasingly clear. With each new President and each new war, we have witnessed those who hold the office act more and more like dictators, and less and less like constitutional executives.
One very important, and up until recently, overlooked point about Obama’s latest “war on ISIS” is that this is not at all just more of the same. This crosses yet another very important line of shadiness, and if we as as American public allow him to do so, we will suffer grave long-term consequences to our economic future as well as our liberties.
The Obama Administration is using the AUMF law to justify his latest war. If he is able to start a war with ISIS based on the AUMF, despite the fact that ISIS and al-Qaeda are not allies at all, he or a future President could similarly use the AUMF and the NDAA to imprison anyone, anywhere for an indefinite amount of time based on the same absurd non-claim.
Let this all sink in for a second.   Do you still support these ISIS strikes?

silver bars

Understanding precious metal price reality is like walking through a house of mirrors.
Prices ought to go up during times of geopolitical crisis or tension. They typically do not.
They do predictably go down during certain monetary-related announcements or during paper market-related events such as options expiration.
Or any other times that are ultimately profitable for the large banks – because of the sheer size and concentration of their naked short positions.
For now, lawless financial intervention maintains the grand illusion.
For investors seeking shelter, preparation, and a physical store of wealth, silver prices represent the granddaddy of all subsidies – viewed upside and backwards.

cliff fall coyote

Homes sales volume PLUNGED in August in Southern California, San Francisco/Bay Area and Las Vegas.
These had been among the hottest markets in sales volume, low inventory and price increase in 2012/2013.
Not anymore…

muslim terrorism

In the past month, a group of radical Islamic extremists based in the Middle East beheaded at least 23 people and enforced a ban on Christianity by arresting a group of people for practicing the faith in a private home.
No, I’m not talking about ISIS. The real culprit is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of the America’s closest global allies.

Indian gold

The Death Of The Indian Gold Market Has Been Greatly Exaggerated!
Trade statistics for the month of August have just been released in India, showing a huge surge in gold imports compared to August of 2013.
Meanwhile,  the Chinese government backed Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) brought forward the launch date of its international gold trading platform which is hosted in the city’s free trade zone (FTZ). The gold trading platform will be known as the ‘international board’.

In a surprise announcement, the SGE said today that the international board will go-live today September 18, eleven days ahead of its original launch date of Monday September 29.

facial recognition big brother

The FBI has quietly rolled out a highly controversial facial recognition database with 52 million photos of Americans to be stored.
You can kiss goodbye the land of the free. 

dollar

In the second part of an explosive interview with Finance & Liberty’s Elijah Johnson (click here for Part 1), Jim Willie breaks down why Germany is repatriating their gold, and the implications of the Fed rehypothecating thousands of tons of gold over the past 20 years.   Willie claims that German intelligence in 2011 discovered the US’ brilliant plan of instigating a Ukranian coup, & turning the Western world against Russia & Gazprom- Germany responding by calling its gold reserves held on deposit at the NY Fed. 
Willie makes the astonishing claim that the death blows being sustained by the dollar are not accidental, but that Obama was placed into the office of President of the United States with the express purpose of destroying the US dollar!
Part 2 of Jim Willie’s Explosive Interview on Germany, Russia, & the dollar collapse is below: 

gold vault

On November 30th, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold.
On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to Switzerland, and to mandate that gold make up at least 20 percent of the SNB’s assets.
Arising from popular sentiment similar to movements in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands, this referendum is an attempt to bring more oversight and accountability to the SNB, Switzerland’s central bank.
Will the Swiss throw a wrench into Western Central Banks’ plans by voting to get their gold back??

  • Yellen lays out Federal Reserve’s plans to “normalize” monetary policy
  • Fed to officially DC QE at next meeting if economic outlook holds
  • “Normalization” will not necessarily occur immediately 
  • Fed will use an overnight repo facility as needed during normalization process
  • Fed may raise interest rates as early as 2015
  • Committee is prepared to adjust its approach if necessary (translation- we’re going to try to pull the punchbowl, but we’ll eventually bring back MOAR QE )
  • Gold & silver smash commences on que as gold sent down a mineshaft below support at $1230

Full FOMC statement is below: 

silver

This year some 900,000 oz of silver on average have moved into or out from these six warehouses on a daily basis.
The daily average movement of silver into and out from the COMEX silver warehouses at 900,000 oz is equal to 28% of total world daily mine production.” -Ted Butler

Over 1 in every 4 ounces of silver that planet earth will bring out of the ground this year, will be shuffled through the vast halls of Comex warehouses.  Over 1 in 4.  The Comex system has gone from moving perhaps 1 million ounces of silver per week, to moving nearly 1 million ounces…per day!  In fact, in just the last two business days, the Comex has moved over a whopping 4 million ounces of silver!
As prices continue their descent for both gold and silver, it’s more important than ever to keep a clear focus on the implications of this price action, not just for investors like us(which are obvious), but also for those trying to orchestrate it.  It’s all a game of ounces in the end, for these banks, after all.  They must bring enough physical metal to deliver on their exchanges, both to investors, and to the industrial users.  There’s no “Plan B”.
Since both sources of demand won’t back off from their record level purchases, the bullion banks realize that they simply have to bring even more product to market. Their backs are against the wall hereThe moment the metal is not delivered to some large customer in size, is the precise moment the end to this game will begin.  That’s the Catch 22 of the situation though: the banks want lower silver prices, yet the lower the price goes, the more threatened their constant source of supply becomes.
The banksters are Trapped Like Rats

gold bull

The average gold bear already looks a bit like the wolf character from the fairy tale, “The Three Little Pigs”.
The wolf repeatedly blows hot bearish analysis air at the gold brick house, and the house just stands there, immovable.

I’ve predicted that Queen Bankster Janet” will begin raising rates by mid-year of 2015, and that’s bullish for gold.
Here’s why: 

launch rocket vertical

Only the Resolute Bulls Will Be Left Standing to Experience a Moon Shot to $2000 in 2014! 
Once all but the Resolute Bulls are wiped out, Gold and Silver will do an immediate price reversal and leave all who sold their Gold and Silver standing empty handed as the new 7-year Gold Bull market cycle Breaks away and runs into the end of 2014 and beyond!
Gold will spike in 2014 and the big question is will the spike hit $1600, $2000 or is $2000 much too low a target?
Cycle analysis gives price direction, NOT exact price,  so how high could the spike go?  

Only God knows; but the Gold Price Suppression Game that holds Gold down comes to an end in 2014!