Peter Grandich – Gold Decline Is Technical Not Physical, A Contrarians Delight

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John Rubino – Do Currency Wars Create Chaos?

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Andrew Hoffman – Is Secession The Ultimate Debt Dodge?

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Nick Barisheff – Sticking To Gold $10,000

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Gary Christenson – What Is Gold Worth?

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David Barnett – Think Globally, Invest Locally

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Reid M. Hart – Can a Grand Jury Really Indict a Ham Sandwich?

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Peter Grandich – Gold Decline Is Technical Not Physical, A Contrarians Delight

from Financial Survival Network

Peter Grandich says that everyone is down on gold and this could be the final down leg down. While timing is always tricky, the near universal bearish sentiment could be the best indicator that the triple bottom will be the final bottom for the yellow metal. While retail investment demand for the gold is near non-existent, there’s still plenty of jewelry demand and it might not take much to get it going higher again. Remember, the black swans are still circling.

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John Rubino – Do Currency Wars Create Chaos?

from Financial Survival Network

We had our regular Monday chat with John Rubino today. There’s an emerging trading block – the BRICS – that could and probably will eventually challenge the Dollar’s primacy. When is the question? Right now the world’s economic system is truly on the edge. If the Dollar’s reserve currency status gets upended now, will it cause global chaos, especially if the United States fights back? And will we wind up with chaos anyway due to the insane actions of the world’s central banks? John and I discuss these questions and more on today’s discussion.

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Andrew Hoffman – Is Secession The Ultimate Debt Dodge?

from Financial Survival Network

It’s time for another Manipulation Monday meetup with Andrew Hoffman. Listen in as Andy discusses:

  • Secession movements growing in popularity across Europe.
  • Collapsing global economy: IMF, China, Japan, Europe.
  • “Strengthening dollar” fallacy.
  • COMEX manipulation, as silver open interest explodes.
  • Russian sanctions, upcoming blowback.
  • FOMC meeting Wednesday, ECB TLTRO uptake announcement.

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Welcome to the Currency War, Part 17: The Dollar’s Turn to Cause a Recession

by John Rubino
Dollar Collapse

Europe is an economic basket case while the US is kind-of sort-of recovering. Why? Several reasons, but the only one that really matters these days is that in 2012 and 2013 the eurozone operated with tight monetary policy and an appreciating currency while the US created new money with abandon and let the dollar fall. So US products got cheaper on global markets and US companies and consumers were able to borrow at more favorable rates. The result: relatively fast growth in the US and a descent into deflationary depression for the eurozone. Here’s the euro vs the dollar between early 2012 and early 2014:

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Conversation Between Downs & Armstrong Sept 15th, 2014

by Martin Armstrong
Armstrong Economics

Conversation Between Downs & Armstrong

Sept 15th, 2014

Here is a two-part conversation between Glen Downs on Capitol Hill and Martin Armstrong covering the political atmosphere in conjunction with the unfolding of the economic trend.

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How to Spend $5.5 Million on a War You Already Won

by Dave Gonigam
Daily Reckoning

The State of Maryland is blowing $5.5 million to commemorate a minor moment in a pointless war.

Pardon us if we’re a little grumpy today, but Baltimore, our home base, is going nutso with War of 1812 nostalgia right now. Festivals, parades, flyovers, etc. This past weekend was the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Fort McHenry — a failed British bombardment that ended with an oversized American flag still flying “by the dawn’s early light,” as Francis Scott Key memorialized it.

“State officials,” The Wall Street Journal informs us, “have awarded $5.5 million in grants for celebrations, educational programs and research, hoping to generate a lasting patriotic buzz about Maryland’s starring role in a war that largely has been written off as a historical footnote.”

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Survey Results: Readers’ Thoughts on Whether to Hold, Fold, or Be Bold

Casey Readers tell us what they think of the gold market, and what they are doing about it.

by Louis James, Chief Metals & Mining Investment Strategist
Casey Research

Dear Reader,

We got hundreds of responses to our Hold, Fold, Bold survey—our thanks to all who participated.

I’m very pleased to report that, despite the grueling time we’ve had over the last couple years, only 4.1% of respondents said they were ready to fold.

As you might have guessed, the bulk of respondents are holding: 55.3%. This number was probably higher, but there were some responses we could not clearly classify.

But the really good news (to me, a Casey-trained contrarian) is that 27.4% said it was time to be bold.

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Obama’s “Broad” Coalition: The Gang That Can’t Bomb Straight

by Jason Ditz
David Stockman’s Contra Corner

The Obama Administration’s efforts to cobble together a coalition of nations for the new war on ISIS has netted a handful of Sunni Arab nations willing to conduct airstrikes inside Iraq, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and by some accounts Egypt.

The big problem is that no one asked the Iraqis if they were okay with this, and President Fuad Massoum today made clear that the Iraqi government considers such nations “unnecessary,” which is a polite way of saying extremely unwelcome.

It’s not hard to imagine why, as the Shi’ite dominated Iraqi government, allied with Iran, is not on the best of terms with the Sunni Arab world, and having those nations’ warplanes looming overhead is going to be problematic for Shi’ite leaders.

President Massoum is a Kurd, however, so it is rather surprising that he would be the one vocalizing government disquiet about the US moves to include such nations in the strikes, without consulting the Iraqi government.

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Give Your Gold Back to Caesar

from wepollock

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The Last Straw? Venezuela Runs Out Of Fake Breasts

from Zero Hedge

Venezuelan women are revolting complaining. While the citizens of the socialist utopia can withstand shortages of food, toilet paper, and now even news paper, in a nation thought to have one of the world’s highest plastic surgery rates, AP reports beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality standards. No one is giving the frustrated women much sympathy, especially not the government where late President Hugo Chavez called the country’s plastic surgery fixation “monstrous,” and railed against the practice of giving implants to girls on their 15th birthdays. However, many have taken to Twitter under the hashtag “Without Boobs, There’s No Paradise.”

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Rockwell and Woods on Rothbard, the Man and His Work

from TomWoodsTV

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Preparing for the Full Force of Reality

by Dr. Jeffrey Lewis
Silver Coin Investor

The real economy is suffering and getting worse by the day. The imbalances created by giant finance will not go away, regardless of intervention. There is an odd phenomenon at work. Society is now fully accustomed to the disbelieving the gap.

Yesterday, things were going well. The market went up in spite of itself. Tomorrow ought to be the same. Everything must be fine.

The invisible hand is something that cannot be understood. It’s like quantum physics; if you think you understand you obviously don’t. But at the base of it all – simple principles are constantly at work.

I live near the ocean. By a beach with notoriously strong currents and cold water. Of course, my kids don’t seem to feel it. Perhaps they don’t have enough emotional associations with what it means to be cold.

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FBI Targets Minority Communities in Mortgage Fraud Investigations

from TheRealNews

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Why You Should Think Twice Before Using Facebook’s Messenger App

by Michael Krieger
Liberty Blitzkrieg

“Messenger appears to have more spyware type code in it than I’ve seen in products intended specifically for enterprise surveillance.”

- Jonathan Zdziarski, expert in iOS related digital forensics and security

Anyone who reads Liberty Blitzkrieg consistently will be aware of my disdain for the company Facebook. There are many reasons for my negative sentiments, but at its core is the company’s complete disrespect toward its own users.

Facebook made major headlines earlier this summer when it was caught in a massive controversy over its decision to intentionally manipulate its users’ feeds in order to affect their emotional state, something I covered in the article: Was the Department of Defense Behind Facebook’s Controversial Manipulation Study?

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US Dollar May Be Ripe To Fall: Eyes On The Fed

from Gregory Mannarino

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Gold Daily And Silver Weekly Charts – Struggling

from Jesse’s Café Américain

The precious metals futures on the Comex were struggling most of the day, with both gold and silver ending just a little higher.

The Comex warehouse activity is not worth mentioning.

Gold is moving from West to East. China is clearly executing some longer term plan with regard to gold and its own fiat money as a reserve currency.

Let’s see what happens.

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Harvey Organ’s Daily Gold & Silver Report – Monday, September 15, 2014

GLD constant/Huge rise in silver inventory at SLV/gold and silver rise

by Harvey Organ
Harvey Organ’s Daily Gold & Silver Report

Gold closed up $3.70 at $1233.60 (comex to comex closing time ). Silver was up 1 cents at $18.56

In the access market tonight at 5:15 pm
gold: $1233.45
silver: $18.67

GLD : no change at the GLD (inventory now at 788.40 tonnes)

SLV : today we had a huge rise in silver inventory at the SLV/inventory of 3.354 million oz/ rests at 339.486 million oz .

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Ron Paul: US “Foolish” to Take on ISIS & Melissa Bell on New Media

from Boom Bust

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The Collapse Of U.S. Silver Stocks As Public Debt Skyrockets

by Steve St. Angelo
SRSRocco Report

The U.S. Empire is in real trouble. This is due to its idiotic business model of selling quality assets while acquiring massive liabilities and debts. Of course, the U.S. Government realizes this is not a sustainable way to do business, but at least for now…. we continue to have our Bread & Circuses, McDonalds & NFL Football for a bit longer.

Furthermore, Americans have no clue that the role of the U.S. Dollar as the world’s reserve currency continues to disintegrate each passing day as more countries elect to by-pass the Dollar and trade in other currencies… especially the Chinese Yuan.

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The One Word Every IPO Investor Needs to Know

by Jonas Elmerraji
Daily Reckoning

“Everyone knows they can make a killing if they get in on the ground floor of an initial public offering…” – CNBC

Initial public offerings — better known as IPOs — are exciting. That’s especially true when a private company you’re familiar with becomes tradable. But most people don’t know what they’re getting into when it comes to buying newly listed stocks…

What really happens when a company goes public is not pretty.

Contrary to popular belief, IPO day isn’t the best time to get in on the ground floor of an exciting company — the ground floor was long before that.

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Why Goldman Sachs is Wrong on Gold

by Michael Pento
Money Talks

Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs has recently reiterated its negative view on gold, which it has held for the past year. However, it is now doubling down on this view and advising clients to actually go short the metal. Jeff Currie, head of commodity research at Goldman noted “Our target is really driven by the view that we think that the Fed will ultimately be the dominate force here and put more downward pressure [on prices]“.

While I am in agreement with Goldman that the Fed will be the dominant force behind the price of gold, I believe the central bank will soon be back into the QE business, rather than raising interest rates and crushing the dollar price of gold.

Here’s why:

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Gold’s Touchdown Pass: Will Janet Yellen Fumble On Rates?

from Kitco NEWS

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A Most Bizarre Holiday Today… It’s Really a Sign of the Times

by Simon Black
Sovereign Man

Today is a rather peculiar public holiday in Japan: “Respect Old People Day”.

And judging by the official demographics, an increasing proportion of the population should be revered today.

One in eight Japanese is aged 75 or older. People over 65 will reach 33 million, the largest ever, roughly 25.9% of the population.

The thing about demographic trends is that they’re like a huge oil tanker—once they’re on their course it’s very hard to steer them around in another direction.

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China’s Leaders Refuse to Blink as Economy Slows Drastically

Premier Li Keqiang is determined to drive through deep reforms and wean the economy off exorbitant levels of debt before the damage becomes irreversible

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Telegraph.co.uk

China’s leaders have brushed aside warnings of an incipient credit crunch in the Chinese economy, determined to purge excesses from the financial system despite falling house prices and the deepest industrial slowdown since the Lehman crisis.

Industrial production dropped 0.4pc in August from a month earlier, a rare event that highlights how quickly China is coming off the boil. The growth of fixed asset investment fell to record lows.

“It is a shockingly sharp deceleration,” said Wei Yao, from Societe Generale. “What is surprising is the calm response from Beijing. The new leadership’s tolerance for short-term pain seems to have jumped by another big notch.”

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JPM Previews Rising Rates: “In The Short Term, Investors Sell What They Can”

from Zero Hedge

Over the weekend, JPM addressed the question of whether “asset price inflation, produced by 7 years of zero interest rates, has to morph into asset price deflation when the Fed starts hiking rates.” It further adds: “We have for years argued that the driving force pushing up all asset prices has been falling uncertainty in the presence of no return on cash. Does this logic then not imply that the coming end of easy money must turn asset price inflation into price deflation, or a generalized bear market?” Unlike Goldman, which is so terrified of the rate hike it takes every opportunity to assure its few remaining flow clients that the only thing more bullish of ZIRP are rising rates, JPM covers every base: “the answer is Yes, No, and Depends.”

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There’s a Bear Growling in this Bull Market

by Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade

Last Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down a mere 61.49 points or 0.36 percent, but the overall market breadth (number of stocks advancing versus those declining) was abysmal. At the New York Stock Exchange, there were 666 stocks advancing versus 2,515 declining. Nasdaq showed 893 advancers versus 1,834 decliners.

Equally troubling for those who have jumped into stocks with both feet, Bloomberg News has a heart-stopper headline out today: “Record S&P 500 Masks 47% of Nasdaq Mired in Bear Market.” The article, by Lu Wang and Joseph Ciolli, advises that:

“Beneath the U.S. Stock market’s record-setting gains, trouble is stirring. About 47 percent of stocks in the Nasdaq Composite (CCMP) Index are down at least 20 percent from their peak in the last 12 months while more than 40 percent have fallen that much in the Russell 2000 Index and the Bloomberg IPO Index.”

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New Russia Sanctions: Winter Is Coming

by Jason Simpkins
Outsider Club

Despite the recent ceasefire (which may not make it past the week), there’s nothing but bad news coming out of Russia, where new sanctions are poised to exact a heavy toll on the country’s all-important energy industry.

For months, the West has held back on broad sectoral sanctions, vowing only to unleash them in the event of a full-fledged Russian invasion.

Well, that’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago when thousands of Russian paratroopers, in concert with artilary fire and accompanied by tanks, opened up a new front in southeastern Ukraine.

The assault decimated the Ukraine military, coercing the country into a ceasefire that Russian President Vladimir Putin was counting on to placate the West.

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The Two Scariest Charts in the World

by Erico Matias Tavares
Erico Matias Tavares Sinclair & Co.

There are plenty of things to worry about these days. A cursory look through today’s (13 Sep 14) drudgereport.com sets the tone: the Pope says WWIII is underway; a senior Democrat accuses the Republicans of endangering civilization; drones are invading the privacy of citizens; militias are blocking traffic in the Mexican border; Feds run a US$589 billion budget deficit; the UK might fall apart; the Ebola epidemic is getting serious in Africa; a mystery virus spreads to NY and CT (and we could not resist adding this one: Hillary Clinton is doing yoga).

With all of this in our minds it is easy to forget, or at least put in proper context, the extraordinary progress that mankind has achieved over the centuries against remarkable odds. World population has steadily increased, proving Malthus wrong. Serious diseases like polio and smallpox, which affected even monarchs and presidents over the centuries, have been eradicated. We can crisscross the planet in less than 24 hours and put satellites in deep space. The baby boomers and their offspring are the most prosperous generations the world has ever seen.

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Ukraine Offers Amnesty to Rebels, 3 Years of Limited Self-Rule; War and Peace Factions Split; More Killing is No Way to Honor Dead

by Mike “Mish” Shedlock
MISH’S Global Economic Trend Analysis

War and peace factions are at odds in Ukraine.

The war factions claim Putin cannot be trusted but the peace factions have finally had enough of war. The likely loss of Mariupol within weeks was simply too much to take.

One thing is certain, more killing will only make matters worse.

Ukraine Offers Amnesty to Rebels, 3 Years of Limited Self-Rule

RTE reports Eastern Ukraine Offered Three Years of Limited Self-Rule.

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Why Doesn’t Eric (Place)Holder Simply Prosecute?

by Karl Denninger
Market-Ticker.org

From the CFTC, effective allegedly today:

Rule 575. Disruptive Practices Prohibited [...]

[...] So let me see if I get this right.

Several years after I posted a Youtube video over a holiday in which I showed clearly (by video evidence) orders being entered that were simply intended to be canceled, years after this started, all of which is in direct violation of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, 15 USC §78i(a), we now have a “rule”

Let me remind you what that law says:

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