Did THE MOST POPULAR ‘Alt-Media’ Financial Website SELL-OUT To The Trump 2020 Re-election Campaign?

SD Friday Wrap: Gold & silver got scooped up this week, but they’re not the only things that may have been scooped up. The evidence speaks for itself…





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I think Zero Hedge has sold-out.

No, I’m not butt-hurt for not being one of their featured authors.

For those who don’t realize it by now, ‘Ol Half Dollar can’t stomach most people, and most people can’t stomach the truth.

Since most people can’t stomach the truth, well, of course I’m not going to get published.

But enough about me, let’s talk about how Zero Hedge is a sell-out.

It’s important.


Because everybody is set to absolutely soak up all of the not-so-subtle-if-you-just-open-your-eyes re-election campaign marketing coming out of what was once a legitimate alternative place to go for market information and news about the economy.

But not any more.

In my opinion, Zero Hedge has gone full Trump 2020, but that’s assuming President Trump runs for re-election, which I’m not so sure about.

That would be one heck of a black swan!

Nobody is expecting that one.

But I digress.

I’ve had my suspicion that Zero Hedge has sold out for some time, which was probably brought about because Zero Hedge was trying to make this transition appear seamless, but now it seems there is no doubt that the website is a “guerrilla marketing campaign” for the 2020 Trump re-election campaign.

The pathetic part is that most people will be fooled.

The weird part is that supposedly “smart” people read Zero Hedge.

I’m still not sure if the weird part is a joke or a shame?


Doesn’t matter.

On Monday, my gut was really trying to tell me something when this little seed was planted:

That Tweet has got it all, doesn’t it?

Let’s see here: Direct the sheeple’s attention?


Cast doubt?


Create something semi-taboo?


Drum-up suspense with a tiny whiff of conspiracy?


I’ll stop there.

No need to point out all of the numerous give-aways in that one single Tweet.

The give-aways are almost too easy to detect.

I really wish the Deep State didn’t rely on Hollywood so much to script all of this dog-crap coming out of Washington DC, because we’ve seen this movie before.

And like all of the other Hollywood movies, it’s pretty lame, and it’s a huge waste of time and an even huger waste of brain cells.

But I’ve done it again.


Seems to happen a lot lately.

Here’s the question: Why did Trump 2020 hire Zero Hedge to be one of the re-election campaign’s chief marketing tools?

It’s simple when you think about it.

That’s probably why I get it.

I’m only capable of thinking about simple things.

Here’s why Trump 2020 hired Zero Hedge: Recall that Wiki-Leaks was a go-to resource for Candidate Trump in 2016, but as we’ve seen with Roger Stone et al., more high-profile indictments are indeed getting unsealed as time passes, including what will likely be the unsealing of one such indictment that President Trump’s DOJ is ready to make an example out of Julian Assange with.

That said, Trump 2020 can’t use Wiki-Leaks this time around.

That would be, well, to borrow an overused meme, “awkward”.

Trump 2020 needs something that seems legitimately “alternative”, when in reality what seems alternative is now totally and completely mainstream media.

But don’t take ‘Ol Half Dollar’s word for it, see for yourself:

When you’re ranked the 644th most popular website in the country, you’re mainstream.

But the Trump 2020 re-election campaign needs a legitimate ‘alternative media’ finance, markets and economics news website.

Or one that appears to be.

Enter Zero Hedge and the obvious sell-out.

Which has been years in the making by the way:

So go ahead and just get it out of your system now:

  • Half Dollar’s an idiot who doesn’t know what he’s talking about!
  • Half Dollar’s an open borders leftist dishing out the dis-info!
  • Half Dollar’s a nut with a warped sense of reality!
  • Half Dollar hates Trump!
  • Etc, etc, etc

I expect the Zero Hedge re-Tweets from President Trump to begin very soon.

Campaign staff will try to make them not look obvious, but the sell-out and the tactics already totally are.

For now, however, I’m just early, and true to the curse, I’ve likely struck a nerve somewhere with pretty much everybody.

Especially with those who have fallen for the whole MAGA hype.

OK, “Hey Half Dollar, haven’t you said before that the whole ‘Q-anon’ thing was just an elaborate marketing strategy for Trump 2020?”.

Good question.

Yes I have.

It’s funny too, because ever since Q-anon has been shown for what it is, Trump’s re-election campaign is kind of abandoning that platform.

Qanon.pub has all but totally fizzled-out.

It will totally fizzle-out, and the sad part will be that most people won’t even realize how they were being duped.

Back to my main point: How do I know Zero Hedge has sold-out to peddle the Trump 2020 re-election propaganda?

It’s simple.

Just scan the headlines.

Slowly, over the last month, but beginning non-stop and in earnest this week, the tone at Zero Hedge has only been (in no particular order):

  • PRO-TRUMP (in a put-on-your-knee-pads kind-of-way).
  • Europe’s a basket case (but wouldn’t be if they only had a strong leader like Trump).
  • Anti-China (because, well, they once put pee-pee in our coke).
  • Pro-trade war (‘Merica!).
  • Pro-war (‘Merica!).
  • Pro-Elon Musk & Tesla (We have the brightest, most brilliant people, we really do, and they’re very beautiful, special people).
  • Pro military Industrial Complex (it’s so wonderful, and the business is good, and it’s such a fine upstanding industry, it really is, and very important).
  • Hush-hush on Russia (Just pass the vodka under the table and bring the girls over after 1:00 a.m. for a little mis-direction via TrumpRussiaSexgate Remix 2020).
  • If not hush-hush, cast Russia in a bad light (because nobody is harder on them, and nobody ever has been harder on them, and nobody will ever be harder on Russia than Trump).
  • Pro-border wall (for that great big giant FEMA sponsored countrywide 3rd world prison and human extermination camp ‘Merica!).

Basically all of the things that President Trump is running-on for re-election, well, that’s all you’re gonna get from Zero Hedge from here on out, aside from mixing in those regularly-featured authors who would otherwise be mainstream financial analysts though they’re not quite CNBCish enough. Those Zero Hedge authors will, unknowingly, help maintain the illusion of legitimacy, and once again, the globalists and the Deep State, which, and sorry to be the bearer of bad news, includes Trump 2020, will be laughing at the masses all the way to the bank with this Hollywood block-buster flop.

It would almost be cool, were it not so pathetic.

It would almost be in-detectable to free-thinkers, were it not so typical.

It would almost be interesting, were it not so desperate.

You know how the Transformers series of movies is nothing more than a way-too-long commercial for General Motors and a recruitment video for the United States Army and the United States Air Force?

Well, Zero Hedge is to Trump 2020 as the Transformers movies are to the warmongering Deep State.

Don’t be duped.

Not that I have much hope of the masses not being duped.

Nearly everyone was duped with Venezuela last week, so I suspect nearly everyone who reads Zero Hedge is being duped right now.

Please understand I’m not hating on Zero Hedge.

I’m actually indifferent to the matter.

I am merely saying that what was once an important alternative financial news website is now the principal guerrilla marketing campaign for Trump 2020.

Like the saying goes, “it is what it is”, and in the end, being a sell-out must be good for Zero Hedge.


I mean, everything in this world is for sale.

It’s all a question of price.

Every person has a price, and every thing has a price, so Trump 2020 must have paid the right price for what on the surface appears to be a leading alternative financial news website.

What candidate would not want that?

Think about it a while.

Moving on.

Gold & silver are wanting to break out.

Not only that, but something funny must be happening to the cartel.

There are bunch of Deep State warmongering swamp creatures pouncing on poor, starving Venezuela, and amidst the pounce, they keep saying a forbidden word.

See if you can spot it.

Here’s John Bolton:

And here’s Marco Rubio:

It’s funny, because if you read between the lines, here’s what they are saying:

  • Gold in-hand has no counter-party risk.
  • You can’t electronically seize real, physical gold.
  • Gold is liquid.
  • People all over the world buy and sell gold at all hours of the day, and in serious quantity.
  • People (and countries) go through great lengths to buy gold.
  • Governments are so scared of honest money, all they can do is make gold sound like something criminal.

Those are just a few of the admissions I see in those Tweets above.

The funny part is that these type of comments may be inadvertently flipping-on the light switch inside the heads of the sheeple. I have said this before, that humans, while it may be dormant now, have encoded within our genes the natural instincts that gold & silver are money, much in the same way that sea turtles have encoded in their genes and their basic instincts to know which way to head for the ocean when they hatch on the beach.

One of these days, after the light switch has been turned on, somebody will flip another switch which will cause the sheeple to rush into gold and silver.

The more we see this kind of talk (and action) pertaining to gold, the closer the cartel is to making a mistake, a mistake likely triggered on accident by one of their own partners in crime.

There are still a few more hours of trading left in the day, so price may have fluctuated a bit since these charts were captured.

That said, silver couldn’t quite hold $16 to close out the week:

Are there still people out there who think silver’s going to $12?

We have 3 higher-lows and now 3 higher-highs on silver’s daily chart. It is, for all practical purposes, impossible for anybody to argue that silver is not in an uptrend.

Gold is hanging in there above $1320:

On the one hand, I’d be looking for a little consolidation here, but on the other hand, gold has been consolidating between $1320 and $1330 for three days in-a-row.

Sure, technicals are showing overbought here, but I’m just not so sure the smashing that everybody knows is coming will come just yet.

Silver is slowly, but surely, showing signs of out-performance of gold:

I think we’ll be in the mid-70s on the gold-to-silver ratio soon, and in the mid-60s much sooner than most people anticipate.

Palladium continues to consolidate:

The more time palladium consolidates here, the stronger the support at $1300 becomes.

To say platinum is climbing a ‘wall of worry’ is putting it lightly:


Platinum, is, however, set-up to do battle at its 200-day moving average.

Will platinum do battle next week?

I think so.

Check out oil above $55 a barrel:

I think the price of crude is going to break-out to the upside soon.

I also think copper is ready to break-out:

Copper’s 50-day moving average has stopped falling, and like platinum, copper is setting-up to do battle at its 200-day.

Add-in what is about to be a rising 50-day moving average and the picture for copper is bullish indeed.

Volatility continues to be a farce:

But if you want to drive stocks higher, you’ve gotta quell the fear.

Speaking of driving stocks higher:

Just like we know, and just like the cartel knows too, you can’t hyper-inflate away the debt without a crisis first, so I’m still looking for a “crash” and a final bottoming in the stock market sometime soon.

The stock market may look like it only has one way to go, and if left alone to market forces, that would be true, and that one way would be down, but these markets haven’t been left alone since 1913.

I have been looking for more downside pressure on yields:

We’re getting that downside pressure too.

I think we take out that low really soon, especially if the stock market cracks like I think it will.

The outlook is not good for the once almighty dollar:

The dollar is also set to do battle at its 200-day moving average, but not in a good way.

Now that January is behind us, what can we conclude?

The geo-political uncertainty is about to switch to economic and market uncertainties as I outlined in a post earlier this week.

Additionally, the three ring circus that is the 2020 US Presidential Election is about to get a MSM ramp-job.

The true remaining alternative media is still in the Deep State’s cross-hairs.

While Freedom & Liberty continue to come under attack.

So enjoy your Freedom & Liberty this weekend.

Because what’s coming will not be a joy.

Our ultimate date with destiny.

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.