4 Things Just Caused The US Dollar To Strengthen And Gold & Silver To Plunge

Is the key take-away to get ready for the Trump administration to start talking about a “weak dollar policy”?

There are four things the MSM would say as to why the US dollar is strengthening and gold & silver are plunging, and yes, these things do play a role, but, more importantly, they provide the cartel the excuses to go in and strong-arm gold & silver.

First, there was the trade optimism this morning with Trump saying a trade deal with China “could happen sooner than people think”.

Trade war optimism, so the mainstream argument goes, is “good for stocks, bad for gold”.

Secondly, there is all this talk about “dollar shortage”, “dollar funding shortage”, and “liquidity”, some of which can be seen in a recent article example from Zero Hedge:

Add in the “traders” riding the momentum and we see a move into the US dollar.

Thirdly, a quick Google search returns what could be described as uncertainty regarding BREXIT:


And since the issue is with Europe, a move out of the British Pound would not be into the Euro, but into US dollars.

Finally, the release of the Ukraine phone call transcripts shows the phone call was a nothing-burger, and so impeachment stemming from something said during the phone call is pretty much not a risk.

Lower risk of impeachment means a reliable and dependable United States with its political house in order, so to say, and it also means less uncertainty about the future.

Please let me re-iterate: This is my interpretation of how the mainstream views each of the four issues, and what their effects on the markets would be.

So what do we see in the markets?

We see one massive bullish engulfing candle on the US Dollar Index:

Which is why I say to get ready for the “weak US dollar policy” pumping from the Trump Administration.

Of course, when people are faced with currency uncertainty, BREXIT uncertainty, constant trade war flip-flopping, and lesser threats of impeachment, the very first thing people must do is sell their gold & silver:

Because who needs safety in universal money when there’s the debt-based, unbacked fiat Federal Reserve notes, otherwise known as the US dollar?

The bottom line this beautiful Wednesday afternoon in late September?

Gold & silver are being strong armed, but I don’t think it lasts long.

Because I don’t think Trump will simply take the dollar “pain”.

And we know his Tweets can really move the “markets”.

So I’m looking for possibly a tag-team type of event.

Such as Mnuchin talking about a weak US dollar.

With Trump reinforcing the Secretary’s points.

I do think a hit to the US dollar is coming.

If the US dollar keeps strengthening?

The hit could be coming very soon.

So once again, a nice flash sale.

On real money, gold & silver.

Silver under $20 an ounce.

Retail supplies plentiful.

Is this a price “dip”?

It is a price dip.

Will it last?


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 PaulEberhart.com. Paul’s Twitter is @Paul_Eberhart.