Betting on Silver: “Keys to the Game”

betBetting on investments is not that different than betting on football games.   You identify one or two “keys to the game.”
Long bets vs. short bets …
For three years now I’ve been betting on silver as a smart investment.
My “key to the game” – and the reason I’ve made these bets – is simple enough: America, I’m betting, is effectively broke and must print money to stay in business. This assessment tells me that, at some point, the purchasing power of the dollar will decline precipitously and that demand for gold and silver will become much greater.
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Harvey Organ: Banking Boys Are in Real Trouble- Massive Derivatives Crisis Looms in Gold!

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end badlyHarvey Organ joins the show this week for an EXPLOSIVE and MUST LISTEN Metals & Markets discussing: 

  • Massive US gold exports: NY Fed stealing sovereign nations gold- Harvey states ALL CUSTODIAL GOLD AT NY FED has now been shipped to China! 
  • GOFO Negative & silver backwardation with huge physical premiums in Shanghai- shortage looms
  • Death-blow to the dollar- Russia/China $400 B Gas deal a decade in the making is official
  • Eric Dubin explains how after years of rumors, COMEX default could come this summer!
  • Eric makes the case for a 50% upside move in silver coming in 6 months, while Harvey states that the cartel is nearly down to their last ounce of gold, & AN OVERNIGHT REVALUATION OF GOLD TO $4,000 WITH NO-BID SELLERS IS COMING IN 2014- PERHAPS AS EARLY AS JUNE!!

“The fun starts when the run on COMEX begins- $1.4 quadrillion in derivatives will burst in 2014 in a full-blown implosion! -H.O. 

The SD Metals & Markets With The Doc, Eric Dubin, & Guest Host Harvey Organ is below: [Read more...]

Gold & Silver – Forget Price, From Now On Ownership is All that Matters!

Bernanke-Dimon-Fed-TunnelCircumstances are at such a point that one no longer needs a justifiable reason for being long PHYSICAL gold and/or silver.  Does it matter that the 50 day moving average is going to cross the 200 day moving average, now being bandied about as though there were a degree of magic  associated with the event?  Does it matter any more that China remains a record buyer of physical gold for over a year?  Did it ever matter that coin sales to the public have been setting records for well over a year?
Those who already own gold and silver will be protected, to a larger degree than otherwise, against the certain-to-come devaluation[s].  We have been advocating the buy and hold strategy for over a year, specifically for physical gold and silver and personally holding the PMs, as well.  One of the provisions of the Patriot Act, forced through at the direction of the elites to gain further control over unaware citizens, allows the government to raid anyone’s safe deposit box that may hold either gold or silverStill trust the banks?
Some own gold and silver from much higher prices.  That is okay and not a cause for concernWhen the fiat Ponzi scheme fails, the unnaturally suppressed prices for both PMs will make $50 silver and $1800 gold look like an incredible bargain. 
The takeaway from all of this is the more than ever pressing need to keep on buying as much gold and silver as one can afford.  Forget price.  Ownership is all that matters.  

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The End Of Bretton Woods And The Race To The Bottom, 1971

Nixon kissingerBefore 1971 the US dollar was pegged to gold, and foreign countries held dollars in reserve because the US had promised they were “as good as gold”.
The dollar came under pressure because the US money supply grew, but they insisted to keep the gold price at $35. Many European countries were redeeming their dollars for gold, because the dollar was overvalued relative to gold.
By the end of the 1970′s currency war, the dollar had lost more than 50 % of its value in 1981. Devaluation can be a short term fix but, but causes long term problems. [Read more...]

Deepcaster: Market Movers for 2014 As Currency Devaluation War Gets Underway

silver rallyMaturing and Nascent Trends and New Developments should increase Social and Economic Turmoil and Greatly Increase Volatility in the Markets in 2014. Result: Mega Moves in Key Markets, the Most Salient of which we outline here.
These Mega Moves will create Great Opportunities for Profit for the Nimble and well-informed, and Great Losses for the Purblind or those in Denial of Economic and Financial Realities.
A Currency Devaluation War is quietly underway and it will end very badly for the Economy and the Markets.
A Major Consequence is that as the $US (and other Major Fiat Currencies) Tanks, we expect it will be reflected Mainly in appreciation of the Price of Tangible Assets e.g. Crude Oil (we are already seeing this) and Gold and Silver. [Read more...]

“Pass the Printer”: Gold Capped to Disguise Currency Devaluations

binford xlNot only is the USD playing “pass the printer” in a relay race to the bottom with other dollar index currencies, but gold is for the moment included within this arrangement - for the necessary purposes of non-transparency of the pact between Central Banks.
Bond support= gold suppression.

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Jim Willie: US Economy Will Implode As Dollar Collapses!

dollar collapseJim Willie of GoldenJackass.com says powerful forces around the globe are working to do away with trading in U.S. dollars because of massive money printing by the Fed.
Dr. Willie says, “The world makes a reaction, and what they have done is create, slowly but surely, a U.S. dollar alternative for trade.” Dr. Willie’s sources say precious metals will be used to back a new currency and predicts, “The gold price will be $7,500 to $8,000, and silver will be between $150 and $250 per ounce.” This will be a disaster for U.S. Treasuries, and Jim Willie says, “All these Treasury Bonds will be sent back to the United States where they can choke U.S. bankers . . . they cannot refuse them.” Dr. Willie predicts “the economy will implode,” and he says, “I don’t believe we’re going to see garden variety powerful inflation. I believe, instead, we’re going to get large widespread cut-off of supply chains” as foreigners simply stop accepting the dollar. As far as dollar assets inside the U.S., expect widespread confiscation. Dr. Willie contends, “When the losses from the debt write-downs come, I see tremendous national wealth lost because private accounts are really just bank assets.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Jim Willie. [Read more...]

.1% Return for the Risk of a 40% Haircut?

Submitted by Bill Holter:

What is now in play is that if you have money in the bank and are getting a whopping .1% interest…it compensates you for what?  It compensates you for NOTHING that’s what!  It doesn’t compensate you for the real world inflation that we are told everyday by the statisticians that doesn’t exist…nor does it compensate you for the other risk.  The “other risk” (that did not exist but now apparently does) being that your bank might go under and balances over the insured limits are not covered.  It’s simple “risk versus return”.  If risk goes up (which it now has) so must return.  And this is the problem.
The world cannot have a zero interest rate policy AND a banking system where very real risk exists.

Gold IS money.  It is not an investment, it is not currently used as a currency (but can and surely will be used as one).  “Gold pays no interest” has always been the knock, but…neither do bank accounts nor does currencyWhat has now been introduced publicly is (and has) always been present…namely that Gold can neither be debased, NOR can it default!
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Alasdair Macleod: Money Supply Accelerating

The monthly figures for the US dollar components of Austrian, or True Money Supply, for February are now in.

The path of least resistance is simply to continue to issue more and more money (so long as it has any purchasing power). The alternative, permitting the collapse of the banking system, businesses and even government itself, is unpalatable. Meanwhile, the dollar has a brief window of zero interest rates before the effect of excessive increases in money quantities on prices graduates from inflating asset values to inflating prices for food, energy and other consumables.

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Survivor of Mexican Peso Devaluation: Read the Writing on the Wall, Extricate Yourselves From Your US Dollar Positions!

currency devaluationIn light of the recent events in Cyprus, where the banks will reportedly remain closed at least through March 26th and the likelihood that Cyprus will exit the Eurozone, re-institute the Cypriot pound and devalue the currency is growing by the minute, we thought it apropos to republish LRS’ first hand account and experiences recognizing, surviving, and even profiting from the devaluation of the Mexican Peso in the late 1970′s.

For those unfamiliar with the account of the 1976 Mexican Peso devaluation (and anyone who has not experienced a currency devaluation first-hand), this is an ABSOLUTE MUST READ as while the Cypriots may be the first, they will undoubtedly not be the last to devalue their currency before the global financial debt crisis is over.

LRS, who successfully saw the Peso devaluation coming and side-stepped loss of wealth by converting his funds into US dollars, states that Americans must:
Read the writing on the wall, and extricate yourselves from your US dollar positions. 
Physical gold and silver bullion and coins will be the ultimate protection and wealth preservation assets during the coming devaluation of the US dollar.
My experience with the peso devaluation makes it necessary for me to move my investments away from paper into physical gold and silver.
  It is going to be a very tough time for the US and I anticipate the Mexican devaluation will pale in comparison to our dollar devaluation.

LRS’ full first-hand account of the Mexican Peso devaluation is below:
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Keiser Report With Jim Rickards: Financial Pearl-Harbor

pearl harborIn this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert ask why China fears currency war. They also look at Johnson & Johnson’s big loss on Venezuela’s currency devaluation and what this means in a currency war world where major devaluations can happen at any moment. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Jim Rickards, author of Currency Wars, about which nations are winning the war. [Read more...]

Jim Rogers: We’re Wiping Out The Savings Class Globally, To Terrible Consequence

Jim Rogers decries the growing uncertainty and recklessness of global central planners as the world enters unchartered financial markets:

For the first time in recorded history, we have nearly every central bank printing money and trying to debase their currency. This has never happened before. How it’s going to work out, I don’t know. It just depends on which one goes down the most and first, and they take turns. When one says a currency is going down, the question is against what? because they are all trying to debase themselves. It’s a peculiar time in world history.

Jim Rogers’ full interview with Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity is below: [Read more...]

Jim Grant: The Monetary Revolution is Devouring It’s Children!

imagesThe biggest critic of the Fed this side of Ron Paul was on CNBC today discussing global Central Bank currency devaluation.

Grant states that Western Central bankers are attempting to out print the Bernank himself:
Central Banks the world over are going from ease to hyper-ease, and people we thought were extremely radical in their monetary predilections like Bernanke are about to be out-flanked by others still more radical!  So the monetary revolution is devouring it’s children!

Grant states that the Fed is at war on the price mechanism:  The Fed will not acknowledge that it is suppressing prices, that what it is doing is a species of price controls.  Interest rates are prices, and the Fed is manipulating them at the level, & they’re manipulating them on the yield curve!

Regarding the future of QE, Grant states that: The Fed’s hand will be forced by circumstances.  The Fed seems to think that it is in control of events, when in fact events will be in control of the Fed.

 Jim Grant’s full MUST WATCH interview is below: [Read more...]

Devaluations…Get Used to Them!

hyperinflationSubmitted by SD reader BH

Venezuela devalued their currency the Bolivar by nearly 50% on Friday and it now looks like Egypt will be next.  The Venezuelan devaluation is merely a small chapter in the current global currency war.
The story in the Financial Times is headlined “Venezuelan devaluation sparks panic“.  I read the article and was surprised at the content because when I read the headline I was fooled.  OF COURSE the Venezuelans are in a panic, they just lost nearly 50% of their purchasing power over one evening!!  The “panic” that I thought would have been written about was “who’s next?”. [Read more...]

Coin Show Ghost Town: Precious Metals & Worldwide Currency Free Fall Update

freefallOur friend Sean from the SGTReport.com has released a local coin show update titled Coin Show Ghost Town.  The next time CNBC attempts to claim that gold or silver are in a bubble, please remember that less than 1% of American’s assets are held in gold or silver- while the percentage was nearly 26% at the top of the last precious metals bull market in the early 19080′s.

Coin show ghost town in the US. As the Banksters debase currencies worldwide, the sheeple people slumber, blindly grasping their fiat dollars as the FED “monetizes” the debt and spends this and future generations of Americans into economic oblivion. Last week, Venezuela devalued its currency by 46% overnight, while Argentina tries to implement price controls to prevent hyperinflation as social chaos erupts. By the time the average American sheeple wakes up to the realities we face, the empty coin shows will be long gone – and it will be too late to prepare.
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