dollar collapse panicOne day out of the blue, the Global Financial System will collapse plunging the world’s economies into a depression for which there is no recovery.
The reason for this sudden collapse will be due to a factor that most analysts fail to recognize or understand.
While the mainstream media and alternative analyst community focus on the typical economic indicators, monetary system, derivatives and debt markets… the real problem for the world financial system will be the rapid change in the “PERCEPTIONS” of assets by investors and the public.   The coming abrupt change in market perceptions of paper assets will force investors to move into physical assets such as gold and silver to protect wealth as best they can.
This event will likely occur rather quickly — virtually overnight.

Summer_Low_2014The final summer low in August 1, 2014 and ‘Buy-of-a- Lifetime’ has come and gone and the rise to $2000 Gold by year end & $10,000+ by year 2020/21 has begun!
On August 1, 2014 dropped an additional $12.50 into a FINAL Summer low of $1281.00 … 
The 2014 Summer Gold Low is COMPLETE!
$1300 Gold is soon to be history with Gold Spiking into $2000 before year end when the third and final 7-year Gold cycle into 2020/21 and $10,000+ gets under way!

Gold & Silver Eagle Sales Yearly Change Jan-AugAccording to the most recent data put out by the Official Government Mints, silver coin sales are outpacing gold in a big way.
Silver Eagle sales up to the first week of August reached a little more than 27 million compared to 30.3 million during the same period last year.  This was due to a big drop off in demand during June and July.  
In contrast, Gold Eagle sales declined a staggering 376,825 ounces (55%) from 683,325 oz in 2013 to 306,500 oz year to date.

silver barsOne of the first things you learn when studying economics is the law of supply and demand, defined as follows: “In a competitive market, prices are determined by the interaction of supply and demand: an increase in supply will lower prices if not accompanied by increased demand, and an increase in demand will raise prices unless accompanied by increased supply.”  This is ECON 101 and it’s a fairly simply concept to grasp.

Now let’s take a look at the silver market with this concept in mind.  With regard to physical demand, we see that silver has been incredibly strong both on an absolute and relative basis.
Over the past 12-18 months we’ve witnessed the following:

paintThat was how it felt watching all markets this week until Thursday when they sprang into life.
Gold fell from $1304 at the London opening last Monday to a low point of $1281 yesterday, down 1.8% on the week, while silver fell from $20.60 to $20.35, down only 1.2%.
These moves were relatively small compared with action elsewhere.
Here are the charts showing price and open interest for gold and silver on Comex.

 

Silver Megaphone PatternsPresident Nixon closed the “gold window” in August 1971.   That decision enabled the exponential growth of debt, paper currencies, and prices.    The process is simple and clear.  Remove the gold backing from the dollar, enable the creation of nearly unlimited dollars and debt, many more dollars chase somewhat more goods, prices increase, proclaim it is “all good” and then create even more dollars and debt. 
So what about silver?
Silver prices have increased but in a disorderly manner.  Rather than focus on details, examine the big picture – 43 years of monthly price data in one chart – represented by four megaphone shaped price patterns.
My interpretation is that zone 4 – a long and aggressive move upward – is still in progress, with a  round number target for silver is $100 or more in 2016 – 2019.  

letter jul 27 silver candlesI don’t typically emphasize price charts in analyzing the market, however something unusual has been happening in the spot (physical) silver market.
It did not happen in the silver futures market, nor in the gold market. 

Notice the “icicles” (chartists often call them hammers or hanging men) dripping all over the place?
They occur at different times of the day, including normal market hours in New York, Europe, and Asia, and they aren’t mere artifacts of market open or close, or illiquidity. I have not noticed them with such frequency before in silver.
What are they?

Gold Silver Ration Jul 14The magic of compound interest is well known.   What is lesser known is the magic of the gold/silver ratio, not as a measure as it is mostly viewed, but as an application for increasing one’s holdings substantially, over time. 
What is so great here is that no magic is involved, rather simply utilizing the market to more than double your holdings.
So-called “Gold Bugs” are considered ardent supporters of the PM [Precious Metal]. 
Silver stackers are just as avid.   Then there are those willing to buy either or both.
The chart below is the gold/silver ratio going back 15 years, and this is a hindsight analysis brought forth to the present tense for future consideration that can greatly increase net holdings at almost no cost, those being transaction costs from a dealer.

While the average price of silver remains at a multi-year low, there are several indicators pointing toward a much higher price by the end of the year.
If we look at all three INDICATORS-SIGNALS together, we can see SOMETHING BIG is getting ready to occur in the precious metals market.

The first involves what appears to be evidence that JPMorgan has gone MASSIVELY LONG silver:

 

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SilvaSprott’s Tekoa Da Silva joins The Doc & Eric Dubin on this week’s Metals & Markets from the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver discussing:

  • PM futures roller coaster: metals smashed under $1300 and $21 ahead of options expiration, but close week with a strong Friday afternoon rally- is the take-down over?
  • Tekoa discusses his journey from PM journalist and pod-caster to Investment Executive at Sprott Global- what he’s learned from the brilliant minds there including Sprott, Rick Rule, and John Embry, and how SD listeners can apply lessons he’s learned at Sprott to their investing
  • With the BRICS announcing the $100 billion central banking alternative to the West, Tekoa discusses the death of the US & the dollar as occurring gradually so as not to alarm the boiling lobster: “At some point the lobster will pass away, and be eaten by outside groups!
  • Tekoa reveals how he was able to get the  ECB’s Mario Draghi to admit central banks’ gold leasing has been unsuccessful 
  • From the stunning “Castle in the City” in Vancouver, Tekoa gives an inside update on the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium, and reveals how excited the Sprott team is about the next major bull upleg in the PM and natural resource sector. 

The SD Weekly Metals & Markets With Tekoa Da Silva from the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver is below: 

moonThe coming derivatives collapse is one of the primary reasons the price of gold (and silver) is going to the moon. Gold will start moving well in advance of this event but it will go parabolic once it becomes obvious to everyone.
Our derivatives Armageddon series continues with Part 2 below.
In this video we discuss some of the insanity that lies behind U.S. derivatives accounting rules and how they favor the banks at our expense:

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GATA Chairman Bill Murphy joins The Doc & Eric Dubin on this week’s show to discuss: 

  • Why Murphy believes JPMorgan accumulated vast stores of PHYSICAL SILVER into the 2011 top while shorting the paper market, and has used the physical stockpiles to smash silver lower over the past 3 years- resulting in a paper fortune for JPM, but that the market action over the past 2 months indicates JPM has RUN OUT OF PHYSICAL SILVER to manipulate prices down!
  • Gold & silver’s trading in the wake of the MH17 tragedy- Murphy explains why the cartel never allow the PMs to hold their gains from an international crisis
  • Big money responds to early week take-down of gold & silver with massive physical buying- signs we may be in the early stages of a massive sustained run for the metals
  • The GATA Chairman provides his current outlook for gold & silver, and states that the next rally will see the most volatile and explosive moves to the upside for gold & silver of the entire bull market!

The SD Weekly Metals & Markets With The Doc, Eric Dubin, & GATA Chairman Bill Murphy is below: 

silver crashBefore Thursday’s rise in bullion prices, precious metals were in corrective mode this week after recent rises.
There were two big stand-out sales of gold contracts on Monday, estimated to be about 5,000 contracts at the European opening, and 15,000 on the US opening. The combination of the two sales drove gold down over $30, and on Tuesday a further sale of 15,000 contracts drove the price down to a low of $1293 for a total fall of $45.
This negative action occurred at the same time as a new banking crisis was developing in Portugal, with Banco Espirito Santo getting into financial difficulties.   For many gold traders, this suggested these large sales were price intervention to maintain confidence in the financial system.  For this to be true, Open Interest would have expanded on Comex reflecting new opening bear positions.
As the chart below clearly shows this cannot have been the case.

 

While the criminal conspiracy to FIX silver and gold continues, and as the criminal cartel dumped $2.3 BILLION IN FUTURES in 5 minutes Tuesday, causing gold to plunge back below $1300 — down more than $40 in just a few trading sessions, Bix Weir joined the SGTReport for his take on the “end” of the London silver FIX – and the current state of the CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY to FIX silver and gold. 

Get_Ready_for_SummerRick Rule, Chairman of Sprott US Holdings Ltd. said in early March that the market looked overheated and was due for a pullback.
Gold and silver had just delivered double-digit gains in a few months.   Sure enough, from mid-March until early June, the precious metals gave up much of their gains.
Since early June, resource stocks have surged higher once again.2 So the question on my mind was: Where is gold headed for the remainder of the year? Will this rally pull back?
Rick recently gave me his answer: