Watch Janet Yellen’s First FOMC Press Conference LIVE at 2:30pm EST!

YellenFOMCWith the Fed announcing an additional $10 billion taper moments ago, bringing monthly asset purchases down to $50 billion a month (still a pace of $.6 Trillion a year), ultra-dove Janet Yellen is preparing to take to the podium to deliver her very first FOMC press conference & Q&A session.
Watch it LIVE here at SD at 2:30pm EST [Read more...]

New York Federal Reserve Lying About Gold Storage

gold vaultThe NY Fed states on its website:

All bars brought into the vault for deposit are carefully weighed, and the refiner and fineness (purity) markings on the bars are inspected to ensure they agree with the depositor instructions and recorded in the New York Fed’s records. This step is vital because the New York Fed returns the exact bars deposited by the account holder upon withdrawal—gold deposits are not considered fungible. 

This simply can’t be true. For one, the Bundesbank succeeded to repatriate 5 mt from the NY Fed in 2013 (although they wanted to withdraw 37.5 mt that year to repatriate 300 mt before 2020). Did they get back the exact same bars they once deposited?  No, the bars were remelted. This is only logic as we know New York has a big gold leasing market which is largely facilitated by gold from the NY Fed vaults. No, gold leasing is not a conspiracy, it’s just part of the gold market. [Read more...]

How The Fed Has Failed America, Part 2

fedNo new business can borrow Fed money for zero interest. The only entities that can borrow the Fed’s free money are banks and other financial parasites.
The truth is the Fed incentivizes and rewards the most parasitic, least productive sector of the economy and forcibly transfers the interest that was once earned by the productive middle class to the parasites.   Though the multitudes of apologists, lackeys, toadies, minions and factotums of the Fed will frantically deny it, the inescapable truth is that the nation and the bottom 99.5% would be instantly and forever better off were the Fed closed down and its assets liquidated.
The only way to eliminate the financial parasites is to stop subsidizing their skimming and scamming, and the only way to stop subsidizing the financial parasites is to shut down the Fed.

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The Fed Has Failed (and Will Continue to Fail), Part 1

Source: Banzai7

Source: Banzai7

The Fed’s policies have been an unqualified success for financiers and an abject failure for the bottom 99.5% who have to work for a living.
After five long years of politicos and the financial media glorifying the Federal Reserve’s policies as god-like in their power and efficacy, let’s take a quick look at the results of these vaunted policies: ZIRP (zero interest rates), (QE) quantitative easing, both of which are ways of shoving nearly limitless, nearly-free money ( a.k.a. liquidity) into the banking sector, where all this free money is supposed to filter into the global economy, working miracles of prosperity.
Let’s start with a chart of the Fed’s balance sheet, which reflects just how much money the Fed has created and pumped into the financial system. $4 trillion is larger than the entire GDP of Germany, and roughly 25% of U.S. GDP. 

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Former Treasury Official: One Day the Chinese Will Buy 100 Tons of Gold, & We Won’t Be Able to Make Delivery

EmptyVaultFormer Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts thinks the Neoconservatives in the U.S. government want war in Ukraine.  Dr. Roberts says, They definitely want war, of course. They’ve wanted it ever since Reagan was President.  The Neocons were always saying we have to attack the Soviet Union, and Reagan said we are not going to win anything, we are going to end it.   The Neocons got to where they really disliked Reagan because he wouldn’t take advantage of Soviet weakness to attack them.  So, they are war minded.  They produce documents that say nuclear war is winnable.  So, they are basically crazy people; and, yet, they have determined the course of foreign policy since the Clinton Administration.  Under George Bush, they controlled the show; and today, under Obama, the Neoconservatives control it.
On gold, Dr. Roberts says, “To protect the dollar from Quantitative Easing (QE), the Fed is selling naked shorts in the gold market to keep the gold price from rising so rapidly that it exposes the worthlessness of the dollar. . . . The physical stock of gold in the West to meet delivery demand is diminishing rapidly.  So, one day the Chinese will buy 100 tons of gold, and we won’t be able to make delivery.  That would crash the system.  It would just pop.  So, there are things that could crash it suddenly.  Regardless . . . the economy is going to gradually sink because there are no jobs, or no good jobs. . . So, there is not a recovery.  The U.S. is a busted state.  It’s completely busted.”   [Read more...]

The True State of the U.S. Economy: Caviar Facials and Desperate Fire Sales on Craigslist

caviarBy now, it must be completely obvious to anyone paying even the slightest bit of attention that the so-called “recovery” we have supposedly been witnessing for the past several years is nothing more than a wealth transfer to a handful of oligarchs and their political minions. While I am intimately familiar with the process in the U.S., it appears to be a global phenomenon as well.
Domestically, this process has been driven by the complete corruption and insanity of those calling the public policy shots in Washington D.C.
At the heart of that process, resides a group of un-elected economic Central Planners known as the Federal Reserve, or the lender of last resort for oligarchs and cronies who make bad business decisions.

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The History of Gold & Silver Clearly Tells Us Where It is Heading in the Future

5000 goldIn his latest public update, SmartKnowledgeU’s JSKim discusses how studying the history of gold and silver clearly tells us where it is heading in the future.
Kim also explains how examining the historical anti-gold, anti-silver banker propaganda campaigns should prevent us from falling for the same dirty bag of tricks they are playing today. [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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Deepcaster: 2 Choices- Hyperinflationary-Depression or “End Game” Default!

dollar collapse panicWill The Cartel price suppressors win out when it comes to Precious Metals and other Tangible Assets prices, or will increasingly Bullish fundamentals propel them further up?
Whatever the answer, the mounting evidence is that the Fed-led Cartel is knowingly creating conditions designed to force the U.S (and, indeed, the entire industrialized world), to eventually choose between a Hyperinflationary Depression and the Cartel‘s ominous “End Game.”
As Jim Rogers and David Stockman have recently pointed out, Fed Policy is impelling us to such a Climax.

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Ron Paul: At the Fed, Deja-Vu All Over Again!

deja vuLast week, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen testified before Congress for the first time since replacing Ben Bernanke at the beginning of the month. Her testimony confirmed what many of us suspected, that interventionist Keynesian policies at the Federal Reserve are well-entrenched and far from over. Mrs. Yellen practically bent over backwards to reassure Wall Street that the Fed would continue its accommodative monetary policy well into any new economic recovery. The same monetary policy that got us into this mess will remain in place until the next crisis hits.
Isn’t it amazing that the same people who failed to see the real estate bubble developing, the same people who were so confident about economic recovery that they were talking about “green shoots” five years ago, the same people who have presided over the continued destruction of the dollar’s purchasing power never suffer any repercussions for the failures they have caused? [Read more...]

BuBa: Half of German Gold Reserves Will Be Stored in Germany by 2020!

Bundesbank goldThe gold (German reserves) is being transferred to Germany for the first time. Until 1998, only 2% of our gold, or thereabouts, was stored in Germany. In the first year, we transported five tonnes from New York. This year, we will transfer 30 to 50 tonnes, or perhaps even more, from New York to Frankfurt. And there is still next year to come….We will store half of the German gold reserves in Germany by 2020 at the latest.  -Carl-Ludwig Thiele, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, 2/19/14

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Stewart Thomson: Gold And The Phillips Curve

Reuters/Tamara Abdul Hadi/Files

Reuters/Tamara Abdul Hadi/Files

Ben Bernanke believed that the financial crisis of 2008 produced the need for strong but temporary action to be taken by the Fed. His focus was on providing liquidity to the financial system, as a substantial but temporary strategy.
In contrast, Janet Yellen believes in the Phillips Curve. In the 1950s, William Phillips suggested that there is an inverse relationship between inflation and unemployment, and his ideas are used extensively by Keynesian economists.
The bottom line is that Dr. Yellen is a strong Keynesian who is now in charge of America’s central bank. She believes that real unemployment will fall significantly, if she raises the inflation rate. (Yes, you read that correctly)
That has the attention of powerful institutional money managers, and it should have the attention of everyone in the gold community. [Read more...]

17 Questions For The Fed on Gold That Deserve Answers!

17 silverThe U.S. believes in paper dollars and an unbacked debt based currency. Such currency can be created with little more than a few keystrokes on a Federal Reserve computer. Would the Fed and the U.S. government sell gold into the world market to slow the inevitable weakening of the U.S. dollar? Would the Fed and the U.S. government ship (via intermediaries) substantial quantities of gold to China to prevent dumping of T-bonds and dollars? Are gold sales a “delaying action” to extend the reserve currency status of the U.S. dollar?
What will happen to world bond and stock markets if confidence in the financial system evaporates? Would confidence in the financial system be damaged if the world became aware that most of the gold supposedly stored in government and central bank vaults in the western world is “missing?” Is this the primary reason why the U. S. gold vaults have not been audited for over 50 years? [Read more...]

Buba Folds- Withdraws Gold Repatriation Request!

Bundesbank German goldWhat we have just discovered, and what presumably few people in the English speaking world are aware of, was that the Bundesbank had made an earlier gold repatriation request (to the much publicized 300 ton repatriation request) in the fall of 2012, to ship home 150 tons  from the US in three years (ending in 2015).  So after January 2013 two repatriation schedules co-existed. They were not mutually exclusive – meaning Germany expected to see back was 150 tons from the US by 2015 – and ultimately 674 tons by end-2020 from both the US and France.
This was the plan…
However, it appears the Buba has folded from pressure from the Fed after a mere 5 tons of Germany’s gold reserves were delivered in 2013 as the Handelsblatt reports: ”The Bundesbank no longer feels bound to the concrete repatriation commitment time table they now admit for the first time.

The Bundesbank has now withdrawn the original schedule to repatriate 150 tons from the US before 2015. [Read more...]

Banker Source on Wall Street Suicides: Big Things Are Going Down!

bankster AssassinationsSteve Quayle’s banker source “V” is warning that “big things are going down” as a result of the fact that the NY Fed & bullion banks are OUT OF PHYSICAL GOLD, and states that the 4 banker suicides in the past week were on a HIT LIST tied to FOREX fraud- a list which the source claims includes dozens of Wall Street banksters.
The full warning alert from “V” is below:
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