How Exactly Do MANY Months Of “Trade Deal, No Deal” Flip-Flopping Make America Great Again?

SD Friday Wrap: If you’re an American but not a Deep State Globalist, then BOHICA, BOHICA again, and BOHICA again some more…

American farmers are struggling more than ever.

Small U.S. businesses can’t plan for the future.

U.S. consumers are paying much higher prices.

Exactly how is all of this trade deal flip-flopping making America great again?

I mean, one month we have a deal, and the very next month we don’t have a deal, and that flip-flopping has turned into one week Trump is ready to walk, and the very next week Trump is ready to negotiate the best deal ever, and now, the flip-flopping is happening multiple times a day in that President Trump says a deal is coming, and then he says a deal is not coming, and it might look like we will start seeing the flip-flopping on an even shorter time-frame.

I’m not even sure if that’s possible?

If you haven’t heard this contrarian analysis on what the heck is going on with the trade talks, it might be worth a listen:

Because it seems all too convenient to blame all of the market turmoil on the uncertainties surrounding the trade deal.

Yet that is exactly what the experts are doing.

But they are missing the point.

You see, there’s this phrase, and although it is quite graphic, it’s rather appropriate – “shit or get off the pot”.

This constant flip-flopping on the trade deal isn’t helping anybody, certainly not Americans.

I get it – the US was sold down the river, and Americans have long since been given the shaft.


Because we will continue being sold down the river until there is nobody left to sell.

And the shaft?


How exactly is it that President “Master of the Deal” Trump is helping Americans with this now years-long trade deal in-the-making dog-n-pony show?

What Trump should do, if he was actually a Patriot, which he’s not, so he won’t do this, is just print-out all of the laws, deals, swaps, agreements, arrangements, and whatevers the United States has ever had with China, throw them into a dumpster, and then light that sucker on fire.

OK, “Hey Half Dollar, you don’t get it man, it’s complicated!”.


You are either devoid of critical thinking, or you’re a British system apologist with way too much patience.

Hanging on in quiet desperation may be the English way, but it’s not the American way.

If President Trump is being anal retentive about all of this, which he is, and which is also part of the script, then he’s not only not helping the Average American, but rather, Trump is actually hurting us.

The first three sentences of this Friday Wrap demonstrate my point.

The only people who benefit from this b-rate soap opera are the Deep State Globalists, which is another way of saying that if it looks like President Trump is acting like a Deep State Globalist, well, that’s because he is a Deep State Globalist.

And if it looks natural, well, that’s because it is natural.

Trump is a Deep State Globalist.

Or, as I like to call him – “Deep State in Patriot’s Clothing”.

Why can’t the Red Hats see it?

For the same reason sheep can’t see a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

That said, will the Red Hats ever see the man for who he is?

I don’t think so.

Then again, when Trump loses in 2020, the very same Red Hats will turn into Trump apologists, and they will say, “well, he just didn’t have enough time to drain the swamp”.

To that, I say “Bollocks”!

Just don’t read it with a English accent because, well, everybody knows ‘Ol Half Dollar ain’t gettin’ caught speakin’ no dang “queen’s” English.

But I digress.

For some strange reason, people have a hard time accepting the truth when they’re wrong.


I’m not sure.

I don’t really know.

I’m not smart enough to know.

If I were smart enough to know, I’d be a well paid psychologist somewhere with some smarty-pants neo-liberal, socio-communistic and excessively flamboyant theory on something of little importance yet still sipping on fruity flavored neon colored frozen alcoholic drinks with little translucent plastic swords impaling strawberries and kiwi slices sticking out of the retro-looking though still not desperately trendy nor post-modernly too curvy clear when not covered in frost ’cause they were first chilled in the freezer long-stemmed wine glasses, all the while wearing a scarf, sporting a beard, and smelling like just a hint of mothballs mixed-in with some overly pungent musk-masking hippie essential oils who has all the fine lady’s around him even if they do have armpit hair stubble distracting from the lotiony-sheer covering their legs, or I’d be some sort of a poor-n-starving philosopher, and knowing my luck, it would probably be the latter.

But there I go again.


Here’s the thing – Everybody wants to blame someone or something else – think of that Demon in an Old Hag’s Body, otherwise known as Hillary Clinton – she has blamed everything under the sun for that 2016 “loss”, if you believe politicians are actually elected, which I don’t, but that’s neither here nor there, but what is here and there is that Hillary never once looked into the mirror to recognize the only place where blame can be found.

In other words, there is no such thing as an excuse, and if there is such a thing as blame, it is only found in ourselves.

An example of this in its most simplest form is that I have been thinking that gold would get above 1300 stinkin’ bucks, for three weeks now, and I’ve also been thinking that silver would get above 15 stinkin’ bucks, for three weeks now, and guess what – I’ve been wrong for three stinkin’ weeks!



Yes I am.

I’m the only one to blame for my errors.

And the Deep State Globalists?

Like that Demon-hag Hillary?

Or, Donald J. Trump?

They’re infallible.

Aren’t they?




Speaking of everyone, get ready for everybody and their brother to call for $12 silver:

I can hear it now, but I do think they will be wrong, and I do think $14.50 holds, but with the “technical rejection” at the 200-day moving average, the experts will be coming out of the woodwork and they’ll be emboldened.

Funny how that works, isn’t it?

Also, get ready for the calls for gold to drop to $1150:

Though it does look like gold’s carved-out a short-term bottom, and, in addition to not being “rejected” at its 50-day moving average, gold is setting-up to punch through it and break-out above it, which I do think gold will do, and I think gold will do it imminently.

Once again, it takes over 87 ounces of silver to buy one single ounce of gold:

Notice how even in a market that’s manipulated 24/7, the natural move is for the gold-to-silver ratio to roll-over, but then again, this market ain’t nothin’ natural, so also notice the sheer desperation in the cartel as indicated by those massive black candles, for the manipulation is so blatant, you can almost smell the cartel’s fear coming from that chart.

Palladium overshot its sideways channel to the downside just as expected:

Yesterday the price of palladium even fell below the price of gold.

I don’t think traders should go anywhere near platinum with a 10-foot pole, and I’m talking about long, short, as options sellers, or pretty much anything:

Stackers with deep pockets, however, still have a great opportunity with the gold-to-platinum ratio arbitrage.

Crude oil has flat-lined since Trump fooled the public into thinking he’s the reason for the pull-back:

There is no denying the golden cross, however, but that’s only if the technicals still matter, which, for the moment, is pretty indisputable that they don’t matter.

Copper is now riding its 200-day moving average:

Copper is turning out to be one tough call right now, because I’m looking for a major move higher, but the technicals are suggesting copper wants to triple-bottom, but even if copper does triple-bottom, I’m anticipating nations getting a case of “copper fever”, kind-of like they have gold fever, as a way to stave-off US dollar inflation while at the same time loading up on a cheap, non-perishable and very important commodity.

The stock market pretty much had to come down this week:

Because while it’s BOHICA for 99.999% of America, if at the same time it’s BOHICA and the Deep State Globalists are also smashing our faces into a steaming pile of fresh dog-crap, then in my opinion, it would be more than highly likely that a few Americans blow a lid at the totally rubbed-in our faces Federal-Reserve-come-save-the-markets-at-the-expense-of-hard-working-Americans stock market “recovery”.

America’s mood swings are looking rather bi-polarish:


Notice what’s happening with the 50-day moving average, however.

OK, “Hey Half Dollar, I’ve gotta cut you off for a second man, because you keep throwing out this fancy technical analysis, making it seem like you understand this stuff, but you never mark-up your charts like all the real traders out there, so what’s up with that?”.

Do they even trade, bro?

Besides, there is not enough time for spoon-feeding, so learn why I’m saying what I’m saying and how, theoretically, it relates to the “markets”.

For example, I’ve been looking for yield on the 10-Year Note to fall even more in the short-term as the stock market comes down:


Sure enough, yield is falling, but the stock market has barely started its move lower if this is indeed the start of the move, and furthermore, while we’re at it, find out what happens to gold as real interest rates fall even further into the negative.

The US dollar is still in its holding pattern:

With all of this “trade deal talk”, which for some reason only includes analysis on China and nothing more, which really is ironic because, well, what happens to the dollar when the best sequel to a trade deal ever, NAFTA 2.0, commonly referred to as the USMCA, is “finalized”?

Spoiler alert – The US dollar is going to take a hit, as in it’ll be devalued.

The video above also explains why a dollar devaluation is coming.

Not sure how to head into this beautiful weekend in May?

I would suggest not heading in any particular direction.

Just go with the flow, and be confident in your stack.

There will come a time when we will be rewarded.

And if there’s a reset, which I do think is coming.

We’ll be rewarded beyond our wildest dreams.

If you’re the person who likes a plan, well.

Let me break-up these ill-placed words.

For something that could be a plan.

To me this looks like a great one:

Markets are closed until Sunday night.

Great prices, and all weekend long.

So go out and get some ammo.

‘Cause it’s so easy right now.

The dollar is pretty strong.

Gold & silver dirt cheap.

A whole lot of fish.

Not many, um.


With guns?

Fine then.






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.