Gold, Silver, US Dollar & US Stock Market Are About To VIOLENTLY RE-PRICE A Dead Maduro

SD Outlook: Venezuela is not Libya. Venezuela’s something much worse, and gold, silver, the US dollar & the US stock market are priced dead wrong for it…





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Dead wrong.

No pun intended.

Well, actually, yeah.

I did intend to use a pun.

You’ll see that it’s really Hilar-ious.

Wow, I just intended to use another pun.

Venezuela will not simply be another Libya.

I mean, it may still be pretty funny.

What will be pretty funny?

Well, Marco Rubio, a US Senator from Florida can show us how funny it will be:




C’mon now.

You don’t find that funny?

Oh, believe me, for it’s real funny.

But don’t take ‘Ol Half Dollar’s word for it, see for yourself:


That’s freakin’ Hillary-ous!

Another pun intended!

I’m feelin’ goofy.

Oh my.

OK, “Hey Half Dollar, you idiot! Hillary Clinton isn’t the Secretary of State anymore, and she might be thinkin’ about running for president in 2020, but she’s got a surprise comin’ for her because President Donald J. Trump, the greatest President ever, is about to throw her ass into GITMO along with the 65,000 other Traitors!”

Uh, OK.

Not sure your point?

But you’re right about SECSTATE.

That would be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

So let’s see what he has to say about Maduro/Venezuela:

Let’s see:

  • Sick tyrant? CHECK
  • Criminal Maduro thugs? CHECK
  • Lots of dead families? CHECK
  • Humanitarian aid needed? CHECK
  • Maduro destroying Aid? CHECK

Now let’s see what else:

  • Coalition roll call? CHECK
  • Geo-politicized Venezuelan borders? CHECK
  • Cuban (Foreign) agents directing attacks? CHECK
  • Open call for armed Civil War? CHECK

That’s a lot of checks.


I forget one:

  • Prevent starving hungry children? CHECK.


It seems like the only thing missing is “manufactured consent”.


I was baiting you on that one because there’s been plenty of manufacturing going on:

Ha again!

Because people doubt that President Trump has indeed brought about a manufacturing boom.

There ya go America.



“Manufactured consent” doesn’t count?

It’s still manufacturing.

Well, whatever.

Still funny.


Team Trump: Kickin’ butt & takin’ names.

And they got the blood-stained dead evil tyrants’ shirts to show for it.

President Trump’s rumored 2020 re-election campaign slogan?

Too easy – Trump 2020: Make Nation-Building Great Again!

I mean, he made America great in what, six months?

I’m sure he could fix the entire world in nine.

If it plays out like I think it will.

The world better be ready.

For total greatness.


It’ll be a “New World Greatness”.

I once asked the guy who came up with the Atlanta Fed GDP Now something:

Wait a second, that’s not a booming economy.

They better re-work those statistics!

But they’re not going to do that.

‘Cause, well, The Fall Guy.

But I can’t digress.

Back on track.

I asked the guy what kind of an impact war has on GDP, and he referred me to two Fed studies which basically said something to the effects of war being stimulative to the economy for fourteen quarters.

Not months.


They truly believe blowing-up things & people and destroying both property & lives are stimulative?

You see, even though Trump is also turning out to be a mad bomber, unlike the “end the wars” Candidate Trump, if the US doesn’t re-work it’s current military engagement campaigns, the economy is literally going to implode.

Think about it.

We’re ten years into this economic “recovery”, but we’ve bombed everything we could in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and many other places, so a big budget military needs an equally big enemy for some new challenges.

Only Venezuela is not Libya.

It’s also not Afghanistan.

Nor is is Syria.

Or Iraq.

This is a serious mistake by the US.

How so?

Well, Libya is all the way over there in Africa.

But Venezuela?

It’s real close.

And they speak Spanish.

As do tens of millions of people in the United States.

Latin-America has been subjected to 500+ years of pure imperialism by either Spain, France, the UK, the US, and/or combinations of those nations at any given time.

Which goes without saying, so I’ll not only say it anyway, but I’ll also ask it as a question: You don’t think there is just a little bit of pent-up resentment against the United States, by Hispanics/Latinos, that in a internet-driven-world can’t spread in an instant and cause that pent-up resentment to turn into something else?

Maybe that’s the plan.

It probably is.

Hispanics/Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States, and aside from the few, Marco “throw ’em a bone” Rubio capital-flight-benefited Venezuelan globalist-brainwashed or simply-globalists residing in Florida, the rest of the foreign-born Hispanics and Latinos are gonna be pissed.

Which may be part of the plan.

It probably is.

If Candidate Trump totally owned the Hispanic/Latino vote in 2016, which he did, well now, he just lost his entire Hispanic/Latino support base, sans a few thousand photo-op Venezuelan-Americans living in Florida where they don’t count votes anyway.

But if you understand the plan that President Trump is the Fall Guy, it makes sense to lose that base.

He’s going to lose terribly in 2020, especially if any US soldiers are killed in Venezuela.

Because then he also loses his “end the endless wars” support base.

Does anybody else not see what is going on here?

Like a doctor’s visit to remove a hangnail.

Only to come out castrated.

Might raise a red flag.

Sound an alarm.

You think?

I do.

The economic calendar of events is still screwed up:

Not that the government and mainstream statistics can be trusted anyways.

They can’t.

The stock market can only go up:

To the 50% of Americans who own stocks, this is like totally great news!

The market riggers guarantee the US stock market can only go up!

That guarantee is understood to be a “lifetime guarantee”.

The US stock market will come crashing down.

It will be brutal to “Average” Americans.

It’s all part of the plan, you know.

So the financial market base?

Yup, that’s what I think too.

Turns against Trump.

The Fall Guy.

In 2020.

Of course, since the stock market can only go up, fear can only go down:

That’s part of the plan, too.

Some people were quietly “afraid” of what a Trump Presidency would mean.

But Fear has been on a 2-year race to the bottom, which may turn out being a double-bottom.

Fear is about to surge, big-time, so what about those who’ve been relieved for 2+ years?

Well now, those people are going to be in for one helluva ride on the Fear Express.

And that’s another base of support the President loses in 2020.

See how this works?

Every single base.

Let down again.

And they flip.

On Trump.

Who for?


Let’s see.

It’s really simple.

“Anybody but Trump”.

Back when I was into sports.

We had this saying, “Anybody but Duke”.

It means it doesn’t matter who wins, as long as it’s not Duke.

Just like it won’t matter to the entirety of President Trump’s support base.

What matters more than anything is the base will no longer support the President.

And they will vote for whoever the opponent will be, because, well, “Anybody but Trump”.

Yield on the 10-Year Note isn’t buying the stock market ramp-job:


After stabilizing, we’ve consolidated between 2.6% and 2.7%.

I’m looking for yields to drop and head even lower as the stock market crashes.

I really don’t know how people think the dollar is going to strengthen from here:

There will come a point when foreigners say, “enough is enough”.

What happens after that point?

They take their losses.

And the dollar?


Will Venezuela be the trigger?

Well know soon enough if Venezuela is.

The US dollar may not strengthen from here.

I don’t think it will, so what’s that mean to foreigners?

This may be about as good as it gets to get out of US dollars.


Copper is going to be interesting to watch this week:

Copper broke-out of its fierce resistance, and now may be looking to take out $3.00.

Crude oil needs a break-out like copper:

That’s assuming the inverse head-n-shoulders I have been calling for since January 4th plays-out.

Palladium has surged again:

On Friday I said I was looking for consolidation, but that it might not come, in part, because we’ve already consolidated for 3 days.

And palladium is on freakin’ fire!

Platinum will be interesting to watch this week:

Platinum is even more of an underdog than silver right now.

I think we get that upside surprise in platinum, however.

I also think we have to get through the resistance of $875 to $900 before that surprise.

Gold looks strong to me right now:


I won’t say it though, because I’ve said it for two weeks in a row, and I have been wrong.

So we’ll see.

I think so.

The bottom I called in silver two weeks ago looks like it may hold:

I’m still looking for my upside surprise in silver of $1.00 price jumps over multiple days.

Before that happens, however, the gold-to-silver ratio is still the ultimate gift that keeps on giving:

It still requires over 83 ounces of silver to buy just one single ounce of gold.

What is the bottom line for this week?

Understand Venezuela ain’t Libya.

It is not supposed to be Libya.

It’s supposed to be worse.

Venezuela’s not price-in

To the stock market.

Or gold & silver.

It will be.


Stack accordingly…

– Half Dollar


About the Author

U.S. Army Iraq War Combat Veteran Paul “Half Dollar” Eberhart has an AS in Information Systems and Security from Western Technical College and a BA in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paul dived into gold & silver in 2009 as a natural progression from the prepper community. He is self-studied in the field of economics, an active amateur trader, and a Silver Bug at heart.

Paul’s free book Gold & Silver 2.0: Tales from the Crypto can be found in the usual places like Amazon, Apple iBooks & Google Play, or online at Paul’s Twitter is @Paul_Eberhart.