flash smashWe have well documented the fact that over the past few years, gold and silver are smashed on the FOMC release, with the smash nearly always culminating early Thursday morning. 
The April FOMC meeting proved no exception, as silver has been smashed to an $18 handle this morning, and gold below $1280. 

  • Bernanke taperFed meets expectations, Tapers another $10 billion, down to $45 billion in asset purchases/ month
  • Beginning in May, the Committee will add to its holdings of agency mortgage-backed securities at a pace of $20 billion per month rather than $25 billion per month, and will add to its holdings of longer-term Treasury securities at a pace of $25 billion per month rather than $30 billion per month

Gold & silver spiking on the release…we suspect the smash is imminent

Full April FOMC Statement is below:

dynamiteIt is said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but in the case of silver, I don’t see how that can be avoided. In more ways than not, silver today reminds me of the time when it traded under $5 per ounce.
As was the case back then, the thought that it might eventually climb more than ten times in value was widely disbelieved and openly scoffed at. That’s because silver was the most undervalued asset in the world, both then and now. If you didn’t catch the first run, you’ve just been given a second chance.
And it is also interesting that silver is registering as the most undervalued investment asset precisely at the same time when there is more total investment net worth and buying power in the world than ever before
. The assets in hedge funds alone are now at a record $2.7 trillion; 1 percent of which ($27 billion) is more than the value of all the silver bullion in the world (if it could be bought).
The 100 million oz of new silver available for investment annually would take only one-tenth of one percent ($2.7 billion) of hedge fund assets. Unless hedge funds have stopped looking for undervalued assets, I can’t help but feel that’s a set up akin to a lit match and a barrel of dynamite.


Congressional candidate Dennis Linthicum joins Metals & Markets to discuss the blueprint to ending the Fed, as well as:

The SD Weekly Metals & Markets With special guest Dennis Linthicum is below:

Agenda 21 MapWhy is the federal government so obsessed with grabbing more land?  After all, the federal government already owns more than 40 percent of the land in 9 different U.S. states.  Why are federal bureaucrats so determined to grab even more?  Well, the truth is that this all becomes much clearer once you understand that there is a very twisted philosophy behind what they are doing.  It is commonly known as “Agenda 21″.  Those that hold to this form of radical environmentalism believe that humanity is utterly destroying the planet, and therefore the goal should be to create a world where literally everything that we do is tightly monitored and controlled by control freak bureaucrats in the name of “sustainable development”.  In their vision of the future, the human population will be greatly reduced and human activity will be limited to strictly regulated urban areas and travel corridors.  The rest of the planet will be left to nature.  To achieve this goal, a massive transfer of land from private landowners to the federal government will be necessary.
The conflict between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the BLM is really just the tip of the iceberg.  The reality is that the BLM has their eyes on much bigger prizes.


launch rocket verticalLondon expert Alasdair Macleod returns to the SD Weekly Metals & Markets with his brilliant PM analysis, including:

  • Chinese 2013 gold demand 7,603 tons- More than DOUBLE Global Supply & mainstream estimates!
  • Macleod states that China’s total gold reserves (public & private) may be between 10 and 25,000 tons of gold!
  • Vaulting companies have never seen a 1 kilo (9999) gold bar- not one ounce is leaving China!
  • Gold being delivered from Western vaults has turned dirty- (barely .9 gold):  Bullion Banks Now Scraping the Bottom of the Vaults to Source Asian Gold Demand!
  • Swiss Refiners are working 24/7, with up to 20 tons a day being sourced to China via Switzerland alone!
  • We discuss plunging GOFO rates: Macleod explains that the London Market has been Effectively Cleaned Out of Gold Below $1300, & that No One is Willing to Arbitrage the Negative GOFO Because There is No Bullion Available! 
  • Alasdair provides his short & long term outlook for gold & silver, & states that Paper Currencies Face Ultimate Collapse, and that the Coming Loss of Confidence in the Dollar Could Propel Silver to $75!

A Special Extended Edition Metals & Markets With Alasdair Macleod is below:

bail-inOver the past 18 months we’ve seen nearly all of the Western nations move to prepare for bail-ins for the next financial crisis. 
They’re not doing that for no reason- they’re preparing the legislation because they know its coming and they know that bail-outs are no longer an option, so their last ditch effort now is to bail-in and steal money from the depositors to forestall the next banking system collapse.  
The Doc joins Finance & Liberty’s Elijah Johnson for an exclusive interview discussing The Doc’s views on where gold & silver are headed for the second half of 2014 and beyond, the issue of counterfeit precious metals, and the liklihood that Western governments will bail-in depositors and retirement accounts during the next financial crisis. 


BlytheThe Doc & Eric Dubin are back for the Metals & Markets to discuss:

  • Gold & silver capped by the cartel at $1300 & $22 is a big move on the horizon? 
  • The Dollar’s death by a thousand cuts suffers numerous flesh wounds as Russia prepares major oil deal with China
  • The Doc updates listeners with the state of the physical gold & silver market in the US via the eyes of SDBullion- Silver Eagles live in stock with all the Authorized Mint purchasers for the first time in 2014!
  • Blythe Masters reportedly under investigation by Federal Prosecutors in Manhattanwill Blythe Masters be the first top level banker convicted in the aftermath of the financial crisis? 

 The Doc & Eric Dubin discuss all this and more in the latest SD Weekly Metals & Markets:

gun forcedThe unprecedented recent string of banker “suicides” (which now includes the former CEO of ABN Amro) now has the first incident which even the MSM are describing as a murder, as the CEO of Liechtenstein Bank Frick has just been shot dead in broad daylight in the bank’s parking garage. 


The Doc & Eric Dubin break down the action in the markets this week, & discuss:

  • Gold completes a golden cross last Friday, the cartel promptly smashes gold & silver under $1300 & $20 to dampen sentiment 
  • Shortage developing in US Gold Eagles as the Authorized Purchasers collectively rebel against the US Mint & halt Gold Eagle purchases– The Doc breaks the story and explains why on the show
  • Banker deaths roll on as JPMorgan’s top commercial bankruptcy lawyer killed and thrown 150 ft by a speeding minivan
  • The Goldman/Zerohedge narrative that Chinese hedging caused gold’s 2013 price crash- why the numbers don’t add up

 The SD Weekly Metals & Markets With The Doc & Eric Dubin is below:

dollarThe Doc joined the Prepper Recon Podcast this week for a discussion on the end game for the US dollar and the Western financial system, and how investors and Americans in general should prepare for what is ahead.
Doc discusses his outlook for the remaining lifespan of the US dollar as reserve currency, the risks facing the dollar at the present, and what a loss in reserve status for the dollar will mean for gold & silver. 


Caption Contest 1Asian gold demand expert Koos Jansen joins the show this week to discuss why:

  • In the End, Everyone Will Rush to Gold!
  • Gold Will Rise to At Least $1600 in 2014 on Chinese demand
  • Gold to replace US dollar as global reserve currency
  • Cartel smashes metals on FOMC taper, but gold completes “Golden Cross” Friday
  • Koos makes the case why he believes that China Is The Real Gold Manipulation Culprit, while Eric argues that the evidence points to the US gov’t 

The SD Weekly Metals & Markets with guest host Koos Jansen is below:

Bernanke taperJanet Yellen’s first FOMC statement is out:

  • Fed tapers another $10 billion/month beginning in April
  • Beginning in April, the Committee will add to its holdings of agency mortgage-backed securities at a pace of $25 billion per month rather than $30 billion per month, and will add to its holdings of longer-term Treasury securities at a pace of $30 billion per month rather than $35 billion per month. 
  • Gold & silver smash commences on que

Janet Yellen’s first Full FOMC release is below:

SDBIs NOW the Right Time for Silver?

In this exclusive interview with Reluctant Preppers, precious metals advocate The Doc from SilverDoctors.com & SDBullion examines the essential points that must be considered when deciding whether NOW is the right time for silver.

The Doc discusses where we are at in the current secular bull market, market psychology, physical demand trends he’s seeing in the market, and what the final blow-off tops in gold & silver are likely to look like. 
The Doc covers how he recommends strong your precious metals (storage MUST be allocated & segregated), discusses what lies ahead in 2014 for Gold and Silver, and explains why we should listen to Eric Sprott & Jim Sinclair’s outlooks for Gold and Silver in 2014.

Is NOW the right time for silver?  SDBullion’s founder breaks down the PM market below:


Silver expert David Morgan joins SD Metals & Markets for an explosive show:

  • David breaks down this week’s trading in gold & silver: David states that silver is forming the most bullish cup & handle formation possible, and joins The Doc’s sentiments that you do NOT want to be short gold or silver this weekend ahead of the Crimea referendum
  • David provides his medium and long term outlook for the metals, including when the next avalanche of momentum buying to the upside will come, and predicts when the final blow-off top to the long term secular gold and silver bull markets will materialize
  • The Fed’s custodial treasury bond holdings plunge by $105 billion in the past week, as Russia likely pulled their t-bond holdings from the Fed to prevent an asset freeze in response to the annexation of Crimea (Putin is 1-stop ahead yet again)
  • We break down the build-up for war, and what to expect this weekend as the dominoes begin to fall in Ukraine.  Are we on the brink of a military confrontation between two nuclear superpowers?  

The SD Weekly Metals & Markets With The Doc, Eric Dubin, & guest host David Morgan of Silver-Investor.com is below:

SILVER BIG PICTURE MAR 52014 should be a great year for Commodities and Miners and I expect a period of financial market turmoil for the US Market. I believe that we are very close to an important corrective move as the Market is due to top in March 2014.
Since the beginning of the year we can notice that money has been flowing into Commodities, Metal and Miners.
 The market gave us some important clues already at the beginning of 2014 – some ratio charts were clearly telling us that early January was a buy signal for all the Mining stocks. They also put in perspective that money flow was going to come into the Metal and the Miners sectors.
The current Gold Double Bottom Pattern occurs right on the symmetry guideline. Silver is also in a process of a Double Bottom Pattern and back tested twice the Base Pattern neckline.  Silver broke above a 30 years base pattern neckline and back-tested it in early 2014.  The silver chart looks immensely bullish

Thanks to a tip from an SD reader, we have discovered the US’ official bar list of “Deep Storage Gold”  held at Fort Knox, Denver, and West Point, buried in a PDF file on the House Financial Services website.
Updated on Sept 30th, 2010, the document provides a full bar inventory including total bars, weights, and fineness of the US Deep Storage Gold reserves.  

For all those inquiring minds wondering how much if any of the US’ gold reserve remains, the official US Deep Storage Gold bar list is below:

Putin ammo shortageIn the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy and fears of new control control legislation from the Obama administration, extreme shortages of ammunition have been sustained over the past 12-24 months, as panicked Americans have raided the shelves of Cabelas and gun-shows across the country buying literally every round they can get their hands on.  
Combined with multi-billion round purchases from gov’t 3 letter acronyms such as the DHS and FBI, (including even the USPS and IRS), the shortages have continued even as manufacturers have responded by drastically increasing production.
Over the past 6-12 months, shortages of some calibers such as 7.62 used in the popular AK-47 semi-automatic weapon have been alleviated somewhat via massive imports of Russian production. 
That is about to change.  

James TurkJames Turk, co-founder and director of GoldMoney.com joins BoomBust to talk about gold, gold, gold.
Turk explains that gold has been used as money for five thousand years, and he argues why it’s much better than fiat currency. In fact Turk thinks that people are losing confidence in paper money because the super-rich are moving out of money and buying up tangible assets. He further argues that gold allows you to avoid the risks of political manipulation or economic warfare.


AGXIIKAGXIIK joins The Doc & Eric Dubin in this MUST LISTEN installment of Metals & Markets to discuss:

  • AGXIIK on why Ukraine is a stare-down contest between the West & Putin, & what is likely to happen when currency wars devolve into hot wars (there is no safe haven except physical gold & silver!)
  • Bitcoin Mt. Gox implosion: isolated event or a warning to Bitcoin holders?
  • First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they attack you. Then you win: Why Bloomberg’s in-depth coverage on bullion banks manipulating the London fix gold price has substantial implications on how close we are to the END GAME
  • AGXIIK discusses his attempted firearms up-training of 27 federal high security guards: “They looked like a one-legged monkey trying to have sex with a bagpipe” 

The SD Weekly Metals & Markets With Special Guest Host AGXIIK is Below:

freefallAfter attempting to climb above $22 during overnight trading, silver drifted down throughout the London session, and has been hammered on the COMEX open, down over $1 to $21.01.  
Gold has also been hit hard, down over $20 from overnight highs of $1345.  
With the crisis in Ukraine escalating, the dollar has been catching a safe haven bid, and the Western Central banks have not missed their opportunity to reassert pressure on the paper metals markets. 


gold_tidal_wave London Gold expert Alasdair Macleod joins the SD Weekly Metals & Markets this week as a special guest host, discussing: 

  • True Chinese gold demand in 2013 was a minimum of 2,800 tons– falsely reported by the bullion bank apologists at under 2,000 tons
  • Why a sudden shortage of physical gold in March-April of 2013 forced essentially a gold default by 2 Dutch banks
  • Bullion & Western Central banks are out of gold & near the end of the line- Macleod explains why the cartel can no longer manage their retreat: We’ve got a situation where the central bankers don’t have any idea how to get out of the situation they’ve created for themselves
  • Gold & silver close at their highs for the week- setting up a big rally next week?

The SD Weekly Metals & Markets With The Doc, Eric Dubin, & Alasdair Macleod is below: