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.

FarageThe Federal Reserve, the central bank of the U.S., is nearing the end of its ability to manipulate the U.S. economy without producing consequences worse that those it set out to avoid in 2008.
The Fed has no good exits from seven years of market manipulation.  If it continues its current policy of reducing purchases of assets, the so-called “tapering,” it risks throwing the U.S. into a recession.
If it reverses course and pauses the taper and later increases asset purchases, it risks destroying confidence in the dollar among foreign creditors of the U.S.
Both outcomes are potentially disastrous, but there are no good outcomes on the horizon.   This is the result of manipulating markets to the point where they no longer function as markets providing useful price signals and guiding the efficient allocation of capital. Today markets are a mirage, created by the Federal Reserve, which is caught in a prison of its own device.

carIn this breaking news update, WeAreChange’s Luke Rudkowski reports on the scene in Germany, where the German “End the Fed” protest organizer Lars Maehrholz nearly lost his life as the vehicle of a friend was just fire bombed by an anonymous perp just as Lars was entering.
Lars had received numerous threats since Monday’s Fed protest prior to the fire-bombing.
It appears the police are following the Michael Hastings fire-bombing/crash investigation playbook, as according to the official German police report, the vehicle reportedly “just started burning“.  

haircut bail-inCan the financial authorities compel private debt holders (and also regular bank account owners) to give up their rights to make claims for the full value of their asset when a default takes place?
The answer to this question has huge implications worldwide as the risk of sovereign debt default has never been higher. 
People have always assumed their bank accounts were protected at least up to the amounts that are supposed to be “guaranteed” by entities like the FDIC in the US,  but the IMF and others are attempting to stake out the position that “bail-ins” can be imposed by force in a default crisis situation.
It appears they want to be able to change the rules if they think they need to.  Even including bank depositors.
In a ground breaking case that has MAJOR potential ramifications on the legality of future bail-ins in the US,  the US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of some hedge funds that will be paid the full value of the debt they owned (Argentina debt).  
While this ruling only applies to bond holders, it might apply as a precedent to any future default situation. 

goldIt’s Official!
Germany has decided its gold is safe in American hands.
The Americans are taking good care of our gold... Objectively, there’s absolutely no reason for mistrust.

Absolutely no reason for mistrust, or absolutely no gold left to repatriate?  
We’ll let our readers come to their own conclusions. 

Federal ReserveThe sudden emergence of End the Red rallies in Germany is a fascinating development and one that I had no idea was happening until today. It seems that rallies are spreading throughout Germany protesting the corrupt and dying global status quo. One of the key targets of these groups is the U.S. Federal Reserve system, which as I and many others have maintained, is the core cancer infecting the entire planet.
Future generations will look back at Central Banking as we look back at slavery. 

launch rocket verticalGold is to poised ‘rise in May/June and make a TOP in June before a final summer low’.
The June 28, 2013 Gold Bottom at $1180 will hold as THE FINAL BOTTOM. 
The coming summer low will be the FINAL ENTRY LOW and the ‘Buy’ of a Lifetime followed by a Moon Shot to $2000 before year end!

Bernanke taperYellen continues QE taper down to $35 billion/month:

  • Fed to taper QE an additional $10 billion beginning in July
  • Beginning in July, the Committee will add to its holdings of agency mortgage-backed securities at a pace of $15 billion per month rather than $20 billion per month, and will add to its holdings of longer-term Treasury securities at a pace of $20 billion per month rather than $25 billion per month. 
  • Waiting on the inevitable Gold & silver smash to commence…

Full FOMC Statement is below: 

muppetsThings couldn’t be better in our blissful economic utopia. I mean, for crying out loud, look at the stock market! It goes UP every day!! Things must be better than they’ve ever been.
The reason why the rich and get richer and everyone else is stuck in neutral and getting squeezed more every day is Fed policy.
Since direct debt monetization began five years ago, the “stock market” has soared and nearly tripled.   IF you had wealth and were able to participate, you’re pretty happy and you can at least still afford to drive and eat.  IF, on the other hand, you’re just a regular guy or gal with a spouse and a family, struggling to make ends meet, here’s what you’ve had to endure, instead:

poker big lossesRather than invest in failing infrastructure, central banks and governments are acting like hedge funds, betting on the stock market and OTC derivatives, using fiat credits that are borrowed or printed.
The bottom line: While global citizens are told to “grin and bear” austerity, their leaders are having a “good ‘ole time” spending trillions of dollars, at the stock market casino.

In the MUST WATCH video below, Sovereign Man’s Simon Black breaks down in explicit detail how exactly the Fed works, as well as its massive conflict of interest. 
The collapse of the dollar began in 1913…it is nearly complete. 


Source: Nanex

In this EXCLUSIVE, MUST LISTEN interview with The Doc, Eric Sprott dissects the fundamentals in the gold and silver markets, coverage of manipulation finally reaching the mainstream, and reveals his updated outlook on gold & silver.
Eric discusses why the precious metals options markets always expire at MAX PAIN for the customers, and why he urges all PM investors to STAY OUT of the futures options markets, and simply accumulate physical metal.
Sprott explains how PM manipulation shifted from being conducted solely by the Central banks to the dealers active daily participation that we see now, and discusses how much he personally lost when a Barclays trader manipulated gold down into the London fix.  

Regarding his price outlook for the metals, with silver trading under $20 and gold trading near $1250, is Eric still looking for new highs in 2014?
His answer might shock you.

The Doc’s full Exclusive interview with Eric Sprott of Sprott Asset Management is below:


Ron PaulCongressman & former Presidential Candidate Ron Paul joins the show this week, discussing:

  • Putin’s response to US sanctions with economic retaliation- implications for US economy & the US Dollar- It is very significant, dumping of US dollars has begun…The dollar can’t be maintained.  One reason the dollar has been sustained as well as it has been is who wants to buy yuan or euros?  But ultimately they will buy the real money, and that’s gold!
  • Paul on the Coming collapse of the dollar & all fiat currencies:  Officials in charge of monetary policy are very aware of what’s coming– they believe as long as it is orderly they will be ok…The problem is when people lose confidence in a currency, they lose confidence completely.  There’s nothing orderly about it!  There’s always a panic, and that’s hard to manage.   There will be a day when people will panic in the financial markets, not only in the dollar, but in the world-wide system!
  • The former member of the House Financial Services Committee explains why his nemesis at the Federal Reserve works so hard to discredit gold, and what he wishes he would have asked Ben Bernanke during his grilling of the Fed Chairman at his House Hearings on the Fed’s Monetary Policy

The MUST LISTEN SD Metals & Markets with Former Presidential Candidate, Sound Money & Freedom Champion Ron Paul is below:

bondsThe Federal Reserve has intentionally lowered interest rates to such an extent that investors feel they have no choice but to chase the riskiest assets just to catch a few additional basis points.
Now we see that junk borrowers are increasingly using tactics such as “add-backs” in order to make earnings look better.
This allows low quality borrowers to borrow, while at the same time providing an excuse for investors to buy garbage.
Think I’m exaggerating the problem? 

gun forcedIt was all over the news last week, both mainstream and gold sites.  Barclays was caught manipulating the gold price. They were fined £26M, and forced to pay a client who was damaged by their action. The trader who worked for Barclays, Daniel Plunkett, was also fined and banned from working in the financial sector. Here is a link to an article at the Financial Times.
Is the Barclays scandal the long awaited smoking gun-  incontrovertible proof that the gold market is indeed manipulated?

the endIt certainly started out as central bank manipulation, doing everything possible to cover their theft and resulting deficiency of replaceable physical gold.   Almost all of their unauthorized reselling or hypothecating went unnoticed or without any ability to stop the activity.
China had a lot of its gold stored in the United States that was stolen in the 1990s.  She has since become the world-leading economic powerhouse and is now in a position to force the Rothschild elites to make good  on the theft, which they are doing.
China wants to see the price of gold at the current low levels as she continues to buy up as much of the [not so readily] available supply.  The central bank manipulation continues as a means of protecting the last vestiges of the soon-to-fail petro-dollar, and soon-to-fail as the world’s reserve currency upon which almost global trade is based. The Chinese are willing to see gold stagnate at current levels as a better bargain during the final stages of their accumulation.
It works for both sides for totally different reasons.

gold vaultFirst the Bundesbank, now the Austrians? 
The National Bank of Austria is demanding a full audit of Austria’s 150 tonnes of gold reserves on deposit in London at the Bank of England- 80% of the nations total gold reserves, after succumbing to pressure from the Austrian public.
In a public statement, Ewald Nowotny, Governor of the National Bank of Austria stated: “I acknowledge the request. Any grocery store is obliged to do inventory once a year.  It is the only way of getting rid of these unreasonable allegations”. 

JP MorganSales people said they were told to refer to “short-term capital” instead of loans and “money factors” instead of interest rates. Eight of them said they talked business owners into applying by saying they’d offer a good rate after reviewing bank statements.
World Business Lenders charged most people 125 percent annualized interest rates on six-month loans regardless of their situation, five former employees said. The borrowers often put up cars, houses or even livestock worth at least twice as much as the loan. About one in five were going bust as of last year, two people with knowledge of the matter said. One said that 9 percent of the loans made this year have already defaulted.
The sweet spot is someone who can limp along well enough for six months but probably isn’t going to be around much longer.  They’re in the business of helping these businesses fail.”

As usual, the Fed is subsidizing the rich and leaving everyone else hanging out to dry.

cashIn response to our account of the mysterious large rise in Belgium’s Treasury purchases , it was suggested that the transaction would show up on the Fed’s balance sheet. However, the Fed is under no obligation to show the transaction.
The $141.2 billion in Treasuries purchased into the Belgium account represents 3.2% of the total current size of the Fed’s balance sheet.   The Fed is a private corporation and is therefore not beholden to GAAP accounting standards.
However even with GAAP standards applied, a corporation does not have to itemize and disclose the details of any event that represents less than 5% of its assets. In other words, the Fed can easily bury a 3% transaction in its financial statements.

UntitledTuesday, a whopping 4,307 contracts hit the Comex instantaneously at 8:20 a.m.
To put that size in context, at 8:00 a.m. (EST) the CME was showing a total of 45,000 contracts had traded from 6 p.m. the previous the evening until 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.  That’s an average of 54 contracts per minute over the 14 hour period. All of a sudden someone decides they need to sell 4,307 contracts all at once?
The “art of selling” a big position when you need to sell involves hiding the size of the position from the market and feeding your position into the market over time as the liquidity lets you do it without giving away what you are trying to do.
The Fed’s “art of war” on gold involves dumping large quantities of gold contracts, often at times when it wants to make a statement.
The real question is, why has the Fed all of a sudden become very blatant about its intent to wage a war on gold?

Gold manipulationGood evening and welcome to the business magazine Makro.  For many people, the purchase of gold represents a safe reserve for bad times.  No wonder that, at the height of the financial crisis savers were queuing up at gold dealers. Throughout history, gold has served as a promise of reliability and stability. 
But today there are considerable doubts as to whether that promise remains valid, because an examination of gold prices reveals machinations fit for a financial thriller.
Gold is the opponent of debt based moneys, i.e. currencies, and in particular the US Dollar. Therefore, the US Federal Reserve has an interest in a weak gold price, and the US government protects the manipulation of the gold price by the private banks.
For years, the US Federal Reserve has served as the lender of last resort. Gold must be weak if a loss of confidence in the US Dollar is to be averted.   It has been difficult to prove that this is a rigged game with a stacked deck, but if the gold market manipulations are indeed encouraged in addition to being condoned, that would explain why oversight bodies have thus far turned a blind eye to it, despite years of massive conspicuous activities in the futures markets, as with the gold fixing in London.

Caption Contest 1A recent Chairman of that private corporation in control of the finances – perhaps even, the destiny – of the USA for the past 100 years, famously referred to the yellow metal as “a barbarous relic”.   Although this Ph’d prophet of policy-managed markets has hardly been a fount of wisdom in the course of his career… in this case he stumbled upon a truth.
Yes. Bernake got it right!  Gold has all the attributes of  a primitive thing – and as such belongs in essence to a different cycle in humankinds’ journey. In fact, it’s the very primitive nature of gold [& silver] which renders it a potentially deadly kryptonite to the modern financialized world.