SD Friday Wrap: Gold & silver are on the move, and Trump’s base is, for the most part, either in denial, or angry, and it has barely just begun…
Didn’t wanna go there.
But I guess I’ve gotta.
I’m not on the left.
I’m not on the right.
Center’s for wussies.
Hell, I’m not even “unaffiliated”.
‘Cause that’s a damn affiliation.
I can’t stomach the vast majority of people or things, and I wish it were not so, but such is my luck.
The accusations run rampant, however, and they’re increasing in frequency, duration and severity.
I really shouldn’t let it get to me, but when you’ve run yourself into the ground for weeks on end, as I have, the hardened defenses become vulnerable.
Not soft or weak.
There’s a difference.
Even if it’s only for a moment.
‘Cause I will come-to in time.
So just go ahead and keep on kicking this chained-dog while the kicking’s good.
Hasn’t been fed in days, strugglin’ to find his strength.
Best one’s I’m a “Trump Hater”.
Sure, I can see that Trump is Deep State in Patriot’s clothing, but just like sheep can’t see a wolf in sheep’s clothing, Patriots can’t see Trump’s Deep State.
So If I think he’s pure evil, that’s only because I think the Deep State is pure evil, and I think Trump is Deep State, but that ain’t the same dang thing as hate.
Our time on this planet is both finite and unknown, and I’ve had a rough enough time of it lately in this struggle for Freedom, Liberty, and a Return to the US Constitution, so you’ll just have to take my word for it when I say that I’m not spending one single HFT second of my time hating on President Trump.
In reality, what we need is a mirror.
So we can all look into it, of course.
And see what we’re morphing into.
People are moving-on from the “denial” stage of grief to the “anger” stage of grief.
Well, at least some people have begun to move-on.
Some have yet to figure out they’re even in denial.
There will be many people who never figure it out.
I’ve been in the “acceptance” stage for a while.
In what stage do you find yourself?
But you’re not.
It affects you too.
Nobody is immune.
Everyone is changing.
That is for all Americans.
Right now, the vast majority are somewhere in the “denial/avoidance” stage, the “anger” stage, or making the transition from “denial/avoidance” into “anger”.
How do I know this?
Well, it’s not hard.
Not hard at all.
To figure out.
It’s actually so very simple, that even an idiot like me can figure it out.
All we need to do is notice the convenient clues that are all around us, like the ones that can be seen right there on the surface of this otherwise, seemingly insignificant article:
The fact that so few have read that article speaks to the denial/avoidance, and while not all of the comments are negative, that many comments in relation to the number of views speaks to the anger.
I had this friend in North Carolina once, and he is a smart fellow, an engineer by trade, married to a doctor and the friend’s a real family man to boot, and the couple of times the discussion of 9/11 came up, my friend would just get up and leave the room, saying “I would just rather not know”.
Anger is coming to the surface now, however.
I can see it, I can feel it, I can sense it, and I think these are only the beginning stages of it.
When President Trump loses in November, 2020, nearly all of the Red Hats will move immediately in unison to the “bargain” stage, where they say, “well, he just didn’t have enough time to do what needed to be done”.
Everything about the modern world moves at breakneck speed.
So could we speed-up this grieving process just a little, please?
OK, “Hey Half Dollar, we know you’ve gone non-stop for three or four weeks in-a-row now, so the mental, physical and spiritual exhaustion must be taxing, but why would you want people to experience grief you sado-maso-something-or-other?”.
It’s not so much that I want people to experience grief.
Wants don’t matter.
It’s more like everybody will be going through this whether they want to or not, and whether they like it or not.
It’s not a choice.
So we might as well just get it over with already.
I guess you could say I’m a pre-mature griever.
The important question is, however, if grieving is something that is done in response to the loss of a loved one, then what’s the reason for our grief?
We’ve lost the one that lets us love.
Lost the one that lets us hate.
The Death of America.
She’s been lost.
Silver’s still above $15 as of 1:00 p.m. EST:
I don’t think they matter right now, but if the technicals do matter, then the break-out is decisive and silver has plenty of room to run to the upside.
The manipulation deniers are having a field day with gold’s chart:
From the recent low of $1269 on May 21st, gold is up some 6%, and while I should be all giddy right now, internal strife precludes outward elation.
I’m not joking when I say find the means to raise funds without going into debt and buy as much silver as possible:
But let’s cast aside the absurdity of the gold-to-silver ratio for a moment, and think about this – President Trump is guaranteeing a 5% return on silver.
Well, Mexico is arguably the number one silver exporter in the world, and President Trump’s ready to slap tariffs on them.
If Trump is forcing us to pay 5% more not just on Mexican goods, but anything coming in from Mexico, which would include Mexican silver, then Trump’s guaranteeing a 5% increase in the price of silver, is he not?
Need further proof President Trump will not do one single thing that’s “good for gold” (or silver), even though I have already given absolute proof?
Then look no further to when President Trump excludes precious metals from the list of items subject to Mexican tariffs.
Palladium continues its correction over time instead of price:
A close above its 50-day moving average is a good sign for the bulls, technically speaking.
Platinum’s been a freakin’ roller-coaster this week:
That is due to the dual nature of platinum, being both an industrial commodity and a precious metal, where the commodities have been struggling but the precious monetary metals have been rallying.
Speaking of struggling commodities, copper has yet to find a bid:
I think that bid is coming soon, especially as nations around the world look to get out of their US dollars by any means necessary, and as the precious metals really begin moving to the upside, nations around the world will start stockpiling copper as a hedge against inflation with the hopes of coming in on the down-low just as it appears copper is off of everybody’s radar.
Crude oil has come down nearly 25% from its recent high of $66.6 to its recent low of $50.6:
Crude oil is a really tough one to call right now, but if we haven’t seen the bottom just yet, I don’t think the trend is down for much longer.
The market riggers are just raking in the dough right now:
When you can print-up or double-click into existence all of the “money” you want, at will, unchecked, and in secret, why would you not be raking in the dough?
For some reason, the cartel is keeping the VIX in check:
It’s making me get a very uneasy feeling about the real world, in which I can see a major false flag or false flag hoax happening sometime around the Fourth of July, which will accompany massive spikes in volatility.
Yield on the 10-Year Note hit another 52-week low again today:
I think we could drop below 2.0% very soon because there will be no normalization – there will only be falling rates until skyrocketing rates.
I sound like a broken-record as I keep warning of a painful decline in the value of the dollar:
The problem is simply that ‘Ol Half Dollar never gets an invitation to anything, much less one that’s to a direct line to the inside, so while I understand what is coming, I don’t know when they will do it.
What’s the bottom line as we have now begun the second half of 2019?
The cartel is having a hard time keeping gold under 1350 bucks.
The cartel is having a hard time keeping silver under $15.
I’m havin’ a hard time keeping my defenses hardened.
Red Hats are having a hard time with their grieving.
Everyone and every thing is having a hard time.
Yet it’s only just the beginning of hard times.
If it feels like the first half of 2019 flew by.
That’s because it did go by very fast.
That’s not how the 2nd half will be.
It will feel like economic misery.
It will feel like financial ruin.
People will feel the need.
To move into gold.
And into silver.
So be ready.
– 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.