SD Outlook: And just like that, Russian Collusion is over. The USA is at war with Russia. The USA has always been at war with Russia…
We hope you enjoyed the pilot season.
Season I: The Russian Collusion.
Season II premiers this week.
There’s money to be made.
Deep State can’t resist.
Trump’s done well.
Well done Big-T! Wardrobe thinks you’re gonna crush it with your new Cold War 2.0 make-over,
and we’re really looking forward to working with you during Season II,
— your pals at CNN
Think about this: Trump “colluded” with Russia.
Now I get it, that was the script, and what he did and did not do with Russia is irrelevant because sticking to the script is all that matters. That said, “colluding” with Russia is kinda like “working with”, and therefore we can think about it like that.
In other words, “Russian Collusion” implies a “buddy-buddy” system.
Now think about this: The US is at war with Russia.
That’s the brand new script.
How do we know?
Well, just check out the hipster’s favorite, Zero “We-Like-To-Pretend-We’re-Alternative-When-Really-We’re-Just-A-Marketing-Play-For-Trump-2020” Hedge:
Russian Troops, Aid Arrive In Venezuela After Delivering Red Line To Trump
ZH writes (bold added for emphasis):
“For his part, Abrams sounded as if he had emerged from the meeting after having been given a severe reprimand”.
What is the point that I’m trying to make, but not doing a very good job of making this morning?
The Robert Mueller investigation ended simply because it was the time for it to end.
The Deep State can now move-on to the next script, which is like a 1960s re-run.
Only instead of a Caribbean Island getaway, this one’s filmed in South America.
In a nutshell, the US has two massive, brand new wars underway right now.
The first one being Cold War 2.0 against fascist, evil Putin and Russia.
The second one being upcoming twists-n-turns in the Middle East.
After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2019
And just like that, the military industrial complex is loving it.
It kinda seems so, well, in George Orwell’s own words in 1984 (bold and bold added for emphasis):
On the sixth day of Hate Week, after the processions, the speeches, the shouting, the singing, the banners, the posters, the films, the waxworks, the rolling of drums and squealing of trumpets, the tramp of marching feet, the grinding of the caterpillars of tanks, the roar of massed planes, the booming of guns — after six days of this, when the great orgasm was quivering to its climax and the general hatred of Eurasia had boiled up into such delirium that if the crowd could have got their hands on the 2,000 Eurasian war-criminals who were to be publicly hanged on the last day of the proceedings, they would unquestionably have torn them to pieces — at just this moment it had been announced that Oceania was not after all at war with Eurasia. Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Eurasia was an ally.
There was, of course, no admission that any change had taken place. Merely it became known, with extreme suddenness and everywhere at once, that Eastasia and not Eurasia was the enemy.
With no admission.
It just became known.
And the script has changed.
We are no longer allies with Russia.
And Trump is now an ally of the warmongers.
Trump’s no longer buddy-buddy with the Ruskies.
The script changes to the sound of war drums.
For it is hard to go to war with Russia.
Cold War, hot war, or otherwise.
When you’re buddy-buddy.
Which is why, well, yeah.
Change the script.
To Season II.
This script change is very bullish for gold & silver.
Well, the cartel absolutely loves pounding with changes to the script:
Such as the cartel did that Sunday evening going into May 1st, 2011, after a major script change on the other side of the world (at that time, due to the time difference, the date would have been May 2nd, 2011).
But not last evening, Sunday, March 24th, 2019:
Gold & silver survived the overnight session unscathed.
What does that mean?
The cartel has very little wiggle room to the downside.
OK, “Hey Half Dollar, are you saying that ending the Mueller Investigation is on the same level as what happened in May of 2011?”.
Yes and no.
Yes because the world has had eight years of unadulterated money printing since 2011.
No because this March, 2019 script change is not as impacting on a social level as whatever happened in early May of 2011 was.
That could change, but for now, it is both yes and no.
That said, the unadulterated money printing trumps the social impact of that event in early May of 2011, no pun intended, so yeah, this present-day script change to Cold War 2.0, in addition to stoking that Middle East fire again, is a very big deal.
Yet they couldn’t smash gold & silver.
Another sign we’re close.
The gold-to-silver ratio is literally bouncing between 80 and 85:
Regardless if the ratio is at the high-end or low-end of the range, I still think it will be of great benefit to focus solely on silver, that is, unless you’re a big-baller, and in that case, stack both.
Gold is right back to testing resistance at $1320:
We end the week, month, and quarter on Friday, so it will be very interesting to see how gold “performs”.
Silver isn’t even above its 50-day moving average:
My gut is telling me the cartel will attempt to pin silver between $15 and $15.50 all week long, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if we get the my upside surprise either because one of these weeks, it’s coming.
Palladium should have nice support at $1500:
Palladium has been banging around the psychologically important level of $1500 for a month now.
I’m not so sure platinum can get above the price for a pair of pre-nastied Gucci tennis shoes this week:
If platinum does, however, we could have problems breaching $880 to the upside.
Copper has nearly tagged its 50-day moving average as I suspected it would:
Although we have a lower-high and a lower-low painted on the chart, and I’d really like to see that reversed.
This could be the week we finally see a meaningful move in the price of crude oil:
From the Saudi pivot East, to the stoking of the Middle East fire, to now Russians in Venezuela, I do not think the premium for geo-political risk is yet priced-in to the price of crude.
I’d like to say a few things about the events’ calendar this week, and I’ll use Wednesday as an example:
Firstly, as far as I can tell, Econoday has taken out the “Shutdown Update” from it’s calendar, presumably meaning that shutdown affected data is now up-to-date, secondly, we are starting to get brand new data points, which, in my estimation, are intended to be used as inputs for the mathematically-based computer algorithms used in the high-frequency robo-trading, and that way, there can be the illusion maintained, even if only for a little while longer, of actual buying and selling in the “markets”, and finally, Fed Heads will be yappin’ their pie holes every day this week.
Putting it all together, we might very well see some volatility this week, even if the Russian Collusion Investigation has ended.
I also think ending the investigation will be bad news for the stock market:
Because, let’s face it, everybody has known for years this investigation was all for show, so I don’t think we get a “relief rally”, and furthermore, if the stock market starts falling again, well, it’s just another tactic in the “crash the markets and blame Trump” strategy, because, well, ending the investigation is “good news”, yet if the US stock market begins falling again?
More Red Hats turn on Trump.
Which is the plan.
In my opinion.
VIX is indeed a little perky:
I think the stage is being set for some fear to come back into the markets.
If that is the case, yield on the 10-Year Note will continue plunging:
I will have to start zooming-out somewhat on the charts, especially the 10-Year Note, because it shows some nasty muck between 2.3% and 2.4%.
How fitting the dollar begins the week right in the middle of its 96 to 97 range:
Somebody is about to be disappointed with the US dollar, and I don’t think it will be the bears.
What is the bottom line as we look to finish the month of March and move into Spring?
We’ve got a new script & season from the Deep State/globalist actors & actresses.
It’s Cold War 2.0 baby, and if it’s not enough, let’s also stoke the Mid-East fire!
Gold & silver weren’t pounded for such an enormous change to the script.
Which means physical gold and silver supplies may be tightening-up.
Right at the time when there is constant, steady demand for gold.
Sovereign nations, billionaires and hedge funds are buying.
The only ones missing are the institutional investors.
And the North American gold & silver investors.
The institutional investors are coming.
And so are the retail investors.
Most of the retail investors.
Will come too late.
They will be.
– 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.