Have you noticed that prices are going up rapidly? If so, you are certainly not alone. But Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, the Obama administration and the mainstream media would have us believe that inflation is completely under control and exactly where it should be. Perhaps if the highly manipulated numbers that they quote us were real, everything would be fine. But of course the way that the inflation rate is calculated has been changed more than 20 times since the 1970s, and at this point it bears so little relation to reality that it is essentially meaningless. Anyone that has to regularly pay for food, water, gas, electricity or anything else knows that inflation is too high. In fact, if inflation was calculated the same way that it was back in 1980, the inflation rate would be close to 10 percent right now. [Read more...]
Let’s pull back for a moment and look at the Really Big Picture:
We’re facing a future in which the economic growth the world has enjoyed over the past century can no longer continue.
Massive changes to our way of life are in store. No matter where each of us lives.
As the MUCH WATCH video update to the original Crash Course (viewed by over 15 million people) from our friends at Peak Prosperity shows,
The Next 20 Years Will Be Completely Unlike the Last 20: [Read more...]
During this past COT period we see in silver that price flat lined during the first part of the period then on Thursday evening after hours there was an explosion upwards.
This is what I call a speculator short shakeout on the part of the commercials because price had been deteriorating more than they desired. Thus, we see in the COT the large speculators covered 4,526 shorts.
Simple, dear Watson…
Both the producer merchant and the swap dealers picked up similar amounts of shorts at higher prices after the short shakeout.
In gold, we see a very similar short shakeout...
“Oil is stable. What you’re seeing is the collapse of the dollar! As oil goes from $100 to $200 a barrel, I don’t think that oil doubled, what I think is that the dollar collapses by half….The Fed wants a little inflation- they’re going to find they get alot more than a little. This looks like the 70′s” -Jim Rickards, on CNBC.
Full MUST WATCH interview is below: [Read more...]
It appears that Austrian economics are beginning to make head-way into the mainstream.
In this excellent interview with Yahoo Finance’s Lauren Lyster, Steve Forbes makes the case for a return to the gold standard, and how a return to strong money is the only viable solution to prevent the complete destruction of the dollar.
Forbes’ full interview with the lovely Lauren Lyster is below: [Read more...]
Is the petrodollar monopoly about to be shattered? When U.S. politicians started slapping economic sanctions on Russia, they probably never even imagined that there might be serious consequences for the United States.
But now the Russian media is reporting that the Russian Ministry of Finance is getting ready to pull the trigger on a “de-dollarization” plan.
The fact that the Russian government has held a meeting to discuss “getting rid of the US dollar in Russian export operations” should be front page news on every mainstream news website in the United States. That is how big this is.
If Russia starts asking for payment in currencies other than the U.S. dollar, that will essentially end the monopoly of the petrodollar.
Is Putin on the verge of dealing the US dollar a death blow?
It’s time to once again document the collapse with gold expert Alasdair MacLeod. We recount the Friday May 2nd completely bogus jobs report which claims that the unemployment rate in the United States has fallen from 6.7% to 6.3%, despite 800,000 Americans “LEAVING THE WORKFORCE” because they CAN’T find meaningful employment!
It’s just lies on lies compounded by more lies and Alasdair says, “We are beginning to see total systematic collapse” taking shape. We also discuss precious metals: Including the off-the-charts demand for Canadian silver Maples sales, Jeffrey Christian’s latest falsehoods, the dwindling “secret silver stockpile” and much more.
Some significant events are extremely likely to occur soon, which will change the American and Western landscape permanently. The confidence in the system will vanish quickly. The gold investors will be given a bolstered hope and much encouragement. The changes will hit like a storm, slow at first, the process already having begun. The storm will accelerate, the time between highly disruptive events to quicken.
The protection is with Gold & Silver bars & coins. The solution is not to be found at the doorstep of central banks, since they are the perpetrators of the systemic ruin. They escape prosecution since they appoint the prosecutors. The solution is a return to the Gold Standard, the introduction of new gold-backed currencies, the installation of new banking systems instead of SWIFT, and the construction of free trade zones. They will all be put in place, led by the Eastern superpowers. The Gold Trade Standard will return.
The following are some likely actual change agent factors, agents, and events, which could happen before year 2014 ends.
2014 will not end as it began.
It’s quite easy to understand why central banks would like to revalue gold to devalue the dollar at a certain stage of this reset. The U.S.’s official gold reserves, which are still listed at 8,000 tons, are valued at the historical cost price of $42/oz. A revaluation toward $4,200/oz would grow the value of these gold reserves from the current $11 billion ($11B) to $1.1 trillion. Without such a revaluation, gold prices will have to rise as well given the structural deficits in the gold market. Worldwide gold production can’t keep up with the growing demand for physical gold. Recent figures by the World Gold Council show a deficit of 700 tonnes physical gold.
We have seen lots of manipulation of the gold price, similar to the 1960s when the London Gold Pool was keeping gold prices at $35/oz. Central bankers have done this for a number of years by selling large amounts of gold from the official reserves of Western central banks. We’ve seen another round of manipulation of the gold price in the last few years. This can’t go on for another 5 to 10 years.
The Fed sacrificed the foundation of middle class wealth–stable housing values–to boost bank profits.
Middle class wealth was Fed to the sharks. As the current housing bubble deflates, the investor-buyers who fueled the rally are exiting en masse: what’s the value of an asset when the bid vanishes, i.e. there’s nobody left who’s willing to pay today’s prices?
The Fed has failed to restore middle class wealth with its latest housing bubble, and the costs of the bubble’s collapse will fall not on the Fed but on those who believed the recovery was more than Fed manipulation.
GOLD IN UKRAINE CURRENCY SURGES ANOTHER 7% THIS WEEK – COLLAPSE CONTINUES
This is particularly evident in Ukraine where the economy is nearing collapse and the currency is in free fall. The Hryvnia has been the world’s worst performing currency in 2014.
The charts below gives an indication as to the terrifying magnitude and speed of the recent decline in the value of the currency. This week alone the currency has fallen by 7% against gold or gold per ounce has risen from 15,669 hryvnia per ounce at open on Monday to 16,880 hryvnia per ounce today.
Ukrainian Crisis Triggered by US Deep State in Preparation for Revamp of International Monetary System!
For the last 30 years we’ve been exporting price inflation. Now we’re going to import 200% price inflation. This is going to be a nightmare of price inflation and product shortages, you will have violence at the supermarkets, at the gas stations, and at the ATM machines- Martial law is a guarantee!
Jim Willie discusses the implications of Russia stopping trade via the dollar, and calls for HYPERINFLATION, SHORTAGES, & RIOTS to hit the US in his latest MUST LISTEN interview below: [Read more...]