SD Friday Wrap: Blood & fire on Wall Street. Blood & fire on Main Street. It’s time to turn that situational awareness up to eleven…

It’s not like I want blood and fire on the streets.

I don’t.

But it’s what I’ve been saying will happen, it’s what is happening, and it will only get worse from here.


I wrote a crappy book once that nobody ever read, even though it’s free.

I probably shouldn’t write so crappy.

It’s in dire need of proofreading, and it needs a revision since I’ve become less dumb.

That said, I think it does a pretty good job of explaining what is going on in the world.

Now, the coronavirus is an interesting twist, I’ll admit that, but this is a road we were meant to go down either way.

You see, all of our problems come back to the fact that every government and central bank around the world has corrupted the most important human tool of all – God’s Money.

We’ve done it to ourselves.

The good news is that we’ll get back to God’s Money.

That bad news is that it will happen only after we’ve destroyed ourselves.

Dang shame.

A virus is raging across the globe.

And rage is blooming in the streets.

Is is anger or is it madness?


Does it matter?

Whatever it is, it it has begun.

How bad will it get?

It’s going to get pretty bad.

Nations are spilling blood in the streets:

Syria is getting hot in a hurry, and names like “Russia”, “Turkey” “US” And “NATO” don’t really sound like a rag-tag bunch of mercs with loose affiliations and questionable loyalty.

This is being accompanied by people setting fire in the streets:

Here’s a closer look:

It’s only a matter of time before this comes to a street near you.

And me.

And everyone else.

Here’s what’s been on my radar the most today:


I’m pretty sure Covid-19 will be on everybody’s radar by the end of the weekend.

There’s blood on Wall Street.

Check out that stock market drop:

I don’t think we’re anywhere near done.

Sure, we could bounce because of the “technicals”, but there will only be more sheer fear and panic by the time the “markets” open back up on Sunday.

I think we keep on falling.

This week’s spike in the VIX makes any and all spikes over the last year look insignificant:

If the stock market isn’t done falling, the VIX isn’t done spiking.

Even if they prop up the market and induce an artificial “recovery”, the crack-up-boom has begun.

Those who recognize this first will be rewarded, those who recognize this early will be spared, and those who recognize this after the fact will be devastated.


Yield on the 10-Year Note hit a new all-time record low today:

Yields will keep falling until the bond market blows-up.

Amazingly, the double-bottom has held:

Copper could fall a lot from here, but if copper doesn’t continue plummeting, we will have further evidence that inflation is having more effect, on net, than the drop in demand.

Besides, in my opinion, there will soon be a mad scramble for anything and everything real, copper included, but for now the “markets” are pricing in reduced demand.

There is no doubt, however, that demand for oil will fall and is falling:


On Silver Doctors Live today, I discussed a reason why there could be a disconnect between the futures markets and reality in the streets.

Platinum looks good here for deep pocketed investors:

Whether we double bottom is a good question, but in my opinion, not the important question.

The important question is will platinum see a “flight to safety” bid?

I think platinum will.

There’s just too much unbacked, debt-based fiat currency out there chasing too few things, and platinum has all of the qualities and properties required to be money, so in that sense, I think platinum will be stacked as a savings vehicle.

There’s some profit-taking going on in palladium:

I”m looking at palladium in a similar manner to platinum.

I am biased, however, because the US Constitution specifically names gold & silver.

Speaking of silver, it doesn’t get much cheaper than that right there:

Because “premium creep” is about to become a thing again.

I demonstrated a very specific example of premium creep (from September, 2015)  today during Silver Doctors Live, so please catch that if you haven’t already.

The bottom line is that holding out for another dollar of downside brings with it the serious risk of paying more on net because of premium creep.

I don’t think there’s a whole lot of downside left, however, because the cartel is already at grave risk of losing control of the physical silver market.

That said, if the markets are blowing up anyway, do they even care at this point?

They’ve already got their fat stacks, and at the most ideal prices too because they’re the ones who rig the price!

I hate to use the words “no” and “brainer” consecutively, but for those investors who have gold to spare, that’s kinda what this is:

When I say gold to spare, I mean, don’t sell every single ounce of gold for silver.

I have only been buying silver, and for a couple of years now, but I have not let go of all of my gold either.

Gold & silver serve different purposes.

If you have to flee, bug-out, bribe somebody at a checkpoint, or whatever, take your gold.

It literally could save your life.

Silver will get to that point, but it’s not there just yet.

Gold is still positive, year-to-date:

Gold will remain bid.

As will silver.

It’s only a matter of paper.

Bottom line as we find ourselves here this beautiful Friday in Late February?

If you live where there’s still time left to prepare, time is of the essence.

Learning and acting on what is learned is going to be the key now.

In other words, don’t buy 80 cases of toilet paper but no beans.

It would be pretty useless to a person starving to death.

People say you can’t eat gold and can’t eat silver.

But you can trade it for food, all day long.

You literally can’t eat the US dollar.

Soon it won’t buy any food.

Gold, silver & skills.

Sufficient preps.

For a chance.



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.