Stimulus “negotiations” are ongoing in what Trump fans call an “art of the deal” kind of way, and Trump’s beat The China Virus, so it’s all good, right?
Notice, however, what was missing from Trump’s “Negotiations” Tweet informing us that talks are apparently back on, yet again:
It should be noted that the word “stimulus” is not in that Tweet!
Why does that matter?
Because it’s market manipulation out in the open, as plain as day.
It should enrage you if you believe in free markets, and it should motivate you to do something for the betterment of free markets, something such as converting unbacked, debt-based fiat currency dependent on unsustainable, exponential growth into real money – Gold & Silver – and taking that money “out of the system”.
Hypothetically speaking, of course.
Back on track: Here’s the Tweet calling off “stimulus” negotiations back on Tuesday:
Notice the immediate effect on the “markets”.
Now, look at the Tweet today, using the same 1-minute Dow Jones chart:
That’s pretty disgusting if you ask me!
People are greedy, and they’d rather gamble in a rigged casino than starve the evil, vile Washington Wall Street Beast.
So be it.
There is a point here: Stimulus talks are progressing, or that’s what politicians want the sheeple to believe.
You see, it’s not a question of if, but rather, it’s a question of completing the necessary loopholes within the framework of the legislation so that corrupt bastards in Washington can further enrich themselves and their bestest buddies on Wall Street, and that stuff takes time to write up in all of its technical glory when the party’s still going from the last round of stimulus, you know!
Besides, they really hate giving Joe Deplorable a hand out.
I mean, the Welfare Queens, sure, there’s always a hand out there because that’s more like the cost of doing business, lest we have less prison churn, lest we have less youth to choose from when the military needs a surge, and lest we have less people dependent on the system in order to justify our bloated government at all levels, so just stick the Welfare Queens in Section 8 Public Housing, don’t let their landlords kick them out, give them free medical care, feed their kids and their crackhead boyfriends, and, like, what the heck, give them a Visa Cash Card a few times a year too so they can put stuff on layaway at Walmart for Christmas.
But Joe Deplorable?
The Rugged American who works hard everyday just so he and his family can scrape by, without asking anybody for anything even though all he ever gets without even asking for it is the shaft?
And then BOHICA some more.
And then sure, Joe Deplorable, we will make it a Merry Christmas for you too, begrudgingly, and reluctantly, but we really only plan on giving one more hand out this year, so in the meantime, like, um, oh, yeah, errr, uh, ahh, hmm, let’s see here, we’re just going to use stall tactics to make it seem like it is all just part of the elaborate negotiation.
Or is that not what’s going on here?
They’re shooting from the hip, and Trump’s fanboys think he’s got those dang looney Dems right where he wants them, all twisted-up in a game of, well, Twister.
You didn’t think I was going to say 4-D Checkers, did you?
Now, that’s not the only thing that seems to be kind of going well in America right now, for let us not forget that in true Trump style, he’s totally defeated the coronavirus in mere hours with nary a sniffle!
The Deep State Globalists sure are out to get Trump, aren’t they!
OK, “Hey Half Dollar, are you going to make any real points today or are you just back to your Trump bashing ways again you Trump Hater?!?”.
I’m not anti-Trump.
There’s a difference.
And yes, I do have a real point to make, and I’ll ask it as a question: Everything seems to be progressing along just fine, does it not?
In other words, I think something big is about to happen because, in The Year of No Surprises, 2020, if we’re going to get some shock-n-awe in the home stretch, it has really got to be something beyond shocking, and there’s no better time to hit ’em with the shocker than when they’re least expecting it.
After all, everybody is expecting fireworks after the election, but what if the fireworks come before the election and from out of left field?
We see the Heartbeat of America Index has been on a tear:
Next come the tears?
Perhaps, especially since the sheeple have gone back to grazing:
Which is exactly what the wolves would want if they want to catch as many off guard as possible.
Yield on the US 10-Year Note looks interesting:
What, are the algorithms out of sync or something?
If you are a dollar bull and if the charts matter, this doesn’t look good:
Even if the bull gets lucky and impales bull fighter, they still kill the bull, especially when the bull is the entire world on the Global Fiat Standard.
If the third time’s a charm, then it could be “look out below”:
The question is this: Is the economy still collapsing?
The economy may still be collapsing, but prices for real, storable things are not:
We are now in the Era of Hyperinflation.
Yes, I skipped the Era of Inflation because we’ve long passed that era.
Amidst all of the carnage and the chaos, platinum is still in the red, year-to-date:
Palladium looks to be breaking out of its sideways choppy channel:
It’s nice to see the paper gold-to-silver ratio coming down after being stuck at a 79-handle for days:
I don’t think we will be stuck in the 70s much longer, and we could even be in the 60s next week.
Which means lesser of a move higher in gold (from all-time record highs):
That’s cool, because gold has carried the precious metals this year.
Of course, there’s plenty of time left to see if silver gets there too:
Silver’s quite the whippersnapper, so it could happen sooner than most people think.
The bottom line as we find ourselves here this beautiful Friday in early October?
It seems like there is progress being made on the stimulus talks, yet again.
It’s now a matter of a hundred billion here or a hundred billion there.
That is to say, our “leaders” are hobbling into the home stretch.
Even if it is held together by duct tape, the car is rolling.
But that’s just the thing about complacency, isn’t it?
The sheeple think they’ve got a little breather.
Trump is cured, and it’s a total miracle!
Things are starting to look up now!
They’ve gone back to grazing.
Wasn’t really all that bad.
Coulda been much w-
W-wait a second.
– 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, a former amateur trader, and a Silver Bug at heart.