Category Archives: Double Eagle Headlines

Financial headlines of the day.

Manchester Arena, UK: May 23, 2015

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Trump’s Budget Will Slash $1.7 Trillion In Entitlements, Cut Food Stamps By 25%
Here are the highlights from the upcoming President’s Budget, courtesy of the latest batch of trial balloons. The END of the Greatest Dog and Pony Show handout on Earth… (Continue to full article)

Ponzi Scheme: What The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Would Be Called If It Were A Hedge Fund
If the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund were just another wall street hedge fund then it would have been deemed a ponzi scheme long ago and it’s management, much like Bernie Madoff, would be rightfully behind bars… (Continue to full article)

The Heartless Tradeoffs In the Trump Budget
But is there another side to this story? Maybe it is time to make people stand up on their own two feet and start producing instead of sucking off the government (taxpayer’s) teat… (Continue to full article)

Stockman: “Fiscal Bloodbath Coming This Fall”
Stockman explains why the economy could go off the rails this year, after our government endures a major budgetary crisis… (Continue to full article)

Another Great Inflation or an Asset Bust?
The current credit-asset bubble has dramatically increased the fragility of the economy by diverting capital from potentially productive investments to unproductive speculative gambles, and by increasing the unproductive burdens of soaring debt… (Continue to full article)

Trump’s budget takes aim at illegal immigrants by limiting tax credits
Limit? Limit? I would limit it to ZERO!!! They are ILLEGAL… (Continue to full article)

Why Online Shopping Could Be Costing You More Than You Think
According to new research by OpenUp, a behavioral research start-up based in New York, online shoppers have a good grasp of how much time they spent browsing for and purchasing items — but they have… (Continue to full article)

Over The Last 10 Years The U.S. Economy Has Grown At EXACTLY The Same Rate As It Did During The 1930s
Even though I write about our ongoing long-term economic collapse every day, I didn’t realize that things were this bad… (Continue to full article)

Gold’s golden cross: The metal just formed a chart pattern that can signal a breakout
Watch the Kettle Moraine Precious Metals web-site daily for continual updates… (Continue to full article)

If you bought $100 of bitcoin 7 years ago, you’d be sitting on $75 million now
SO? Who the hell knew??? (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

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Dark Days Abound…

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Bill Introduced Allowing Cancellation Of Over $1 Trillion In Student Debt Through Bankruptcy
Currently, the US Government spends $38.00 for every $1.00 collected in delinquent loans, and since the government owns most of the student loans, it would basically be yet another taxpayers bailout for those who loaded up on debt and now are unable to repay it. Meanwhile, if massive amounts of debt were erased, it would be another bubble bursting, which would send the U.S. into a fresh round of economic instability… (Continue to full article)

The Perfect Storm Hits Used-Car Values: The Foundation Of The Auto Industry Is Faltering
Used car values determine in large the velocity of new car sales. Most new car transactions involve a trade. The level of equity in the trade oftentimes determines whether a new vehicle transaction will be successful or not. Inclining used car values lead to faster trade cycles while declining used car values lead to slower trade cycles. Dismal new car sales volume during our last recession created a shortage of used cars. This created a large supply and demand imbalance that made used car values… (Continue to full article)

Chapter 11, 15 Filings Have Exploded
“Chapter 11s and Chapter 15s have exploded” said U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Shelley Chapman, speaking at American Bankruptcy Institute event. The numbers for the bankruptcy court which serves Manhattan are, frankly, horrifying: Chapter 11s have tripled in the first quarter of the year… (Continue to full article)

5.5 Million Homes Still With ‘Negative Equity’
Glub, glub, glub!… (Continue to full article)

The Tens Of Millions Of Forgotten Americans That The U.S. Economy Has Left Behind
The evidence that the middle class in America is dying continues to mount. As you will see below, nearly half the country would be unable “to cover an unexpected $400 expense”, and about two-thirds of the population lives paycheck to paycheck at least part of the time. Of course the economy has not been doing that well overall in recent years… (Continue to full article)

Doggie (Life) Style
Ebola, Zika and whatever else is cooking out there. Things like – rising sea levels, global shortages of fresh water, simmering religious tensions, the potential for wars over mineral resources and what a higher gold price means. Disregard financial calamity, malfunctioning governments and lying sleazebag politicians leading us down… (Continue to full article)

How Will The ‘GREAT DEFLATION’ Impact Gold & The Dollar?
The coming GREAT DEFLATION will impact the value of Gold and the Dollar much differently than what most analysts are forecasting. Unfortunately, most analysts do not understand the true underlying value of gold or the U.S. Dollar, because they base their forecasts on information that is inaccurate, flawed or imprecise. This… (Continue to full article)

This Is How an Asset Bubble Gets Unwound these Days
What the slow crash of classic car prices says about the future of other asset classes.The global asset class of collector cars – these beautiful machines are perhaps one of the most enjoyable asset classes to play in – is quietly but persistently and very unenjoyably experiencing a downturn that parallels and in some aspects already exceeds the one during… (Continue to full article)

Nazi Gold: The Merkers Mine Treasure, How the U…
Patton told Bernstein that he was very glad Eisenhower was taking responsibility for the gold. Bernstein told him that he wanted to move the Merkers treasure to Frankfurt as quickly as possible and that under the Big Three arrangements at Yalta, the Merkers part of Germany would be taken over by the Russians after the war and that they certainly needed… (Continue to full article)

Trump’s First Budget Is Coming, and the Spending Cuts Are Severe
It looks like the Trump administration’s first comprehensive budget for the coming year will contain major spending increases for defense and draconian cuts in domestic programs. Details of the… GOOD – now let’s start paring down the so-called “entitlements” to the unworthy. (Continue to full article)

How High Will Silver Prices Rise? $100, $300, $500?
Silver prices have risen exponentially for the past 90 years as the dollar has been consistently devalued. Expect continued silver price rises… (Continue to full article)

The U.S. Debt Ceiling Is A Farce & Gold Will Soon Catch Up With the Rising Debt
In October 2015, the U.S. debt ceiling was suspended until March 15,debt-ceiling 2017. The debt ceiling is of course a total farce. Why? Because it has been raised 95 times since 1940 and 14 times in this century. As a result, there is now a clear disconnect between the credit expansion and the lagging gold price which will soon be rectified as gold not only catches up with the debt expansion – but overtakes it. Every single administration has totally ignored the debt ceiling and just raised it to accommodate their irresponsible budgeting and spending. All with the purpose to buy votes and to line the pockets of the banking sector… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

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May 15, 2017: The Week Begins…

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Shanghai Gold Trading Volume Surges 43% in 2016
But not so much in Americuh – we ain’t too smart. We have fallen for the ca-ca eminating out of DeeCee (Continue to full article)

GE’s Stock Slumps After Downgrade to ‘Sell’
It once brought good things to life. Now what??? … (Continue to full article)

Core CPI Falls Below Fed Target
Sounds as if anything with the term “Target” in it, is doomed to get flushed down the proverbial binary toy-let… (Continue to full article)

US Wages Peaked in Real Terms in 1942
In other words, “Your earnings won’t even buy what your grand-daddys’ income would”… (Continue to full article)

The Silver Bullet And The Silver Shield
It is both a Silver Bullet to rebel against the Elite’s corrupt system and a Silver Shield to protect your family and wealth in a post- dollar world. Buying physical silver is non-violent, non-compliant resistance. Most importantly it works outside of the system and it cannot be stopped… (Continue to full article)

State Dept. memo explains U.S. policy to drive gold out of financial system
A long memorandum written in March 1974 by a U.S. State Department official for Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and copied to future Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, then the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for monetary affairs, describes the desire of the United States and its options to prevent European countries from increasing the use of gold in the international financial system… (Continue to full article)

Silver Demand Shows A Consumer In Trouble
The demand categories primarily driven by the consumer, demand plummeted 125 million ozs, or 15.3%. Industrial demand for silver increased slightly but this was because of the global expansion in the solar panel industry, primarily in India and China… WHEN THE DEMAND IS DOWN – IT IS THE TIME TO PURCHASE!!! (Continue to full article)

Be Happy! Don’t Worry! No Need to Own Gold!
Central bankers are managing paper currencies for the benefit of the people, not the financial and political elite. Consequently consumer prices are stable and there is no reason to own gold as protection from currency devaluations… BULL-POOP! COW PIES!… (Continue to full article)

Waiter and Bartender jobs surge in the Land of the Free
The headline in the New York Times read “U.S. Job Growth Bounces Back; Unemployment at 10-Year Low”. That’s certainly one way of looking at it. Well, have someone pour you another one … (Continue to full article)

Many on Medicaid refuse to pay $1 for health care
More than half the low-income people who qualified for Indiana’s alternative Medicaid program failed to make a required monthly payment for the top tier of benefits – a key feature of the program Vice President Mike Pence insisted on as a condition to expanding the health care program when he was Indiana’s governor… But the entitled couldn’t even cough up a BUCK! (Continue to full article)

America & Money: Cool Facts About the History of Our Monetary System
Since 1776, many things have changed dramatically in America. One of the most drastic series of changes has been in the way we conduct transactions using money. Believe it or not, the monetary system that is in place today would be almost completely unrecognizable to the founding fathers. Here are some cool facts about the history of our monetary system… (Continue to full article)

Silver and Gold Guarantee Freedom
Silver and gold are not merely valuable commodities, investments, and media of exchange. More importantly, they are key “checks and balances” in America’s legal and political institutions.The fight against the use of silver and gold as money that has been waged by bankers and rogue politicians since the 1870s as to silver and the 1930s as to gold… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

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May 12, 2017: The end cometh. Are you Ready?

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A further waste of taxpayers $$$
NIH Using Taxpayer Dollars to Fund Transgender Study Led by LGBTQ Activist…  (Continue to full article)

There’s a Pile of Dirty Linen Behind Morgan Stanley’s Removal of Vanguard Funds
For as long as we have been observing Wall Street sleaze (three decades and counting) we have been reading about illegal sales contests and mutual fund abuses at Morgan Stanley and its 1997 merger partner, the retail brokerage firm Dean Witter. Given that history, when we read last week that Morgan Stanley was going to gut one of the all-time best families of mutual funds from its client offerings (Vanguard Funds), we felt our readers deserved a fuller understanding of the facts than they were getting from corporate media…  (Continue to full article)

1999 called, they want their stock bubble back…
File this one away under “Completely Obvious…” Last night the parent company of Snapchat reported a quarterly loss of more than TWO BILLION dollars. Snapchat, of course, is the photo-focused social networking app that’s adored by tweens and adults who still live with their parents. (Talk about a lucractive demographic.)… (Continue to full article)

Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation Running Out of Cash, Millions Affected
The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC), an entity created to “guarantee” pensions of private corporations, is on the verge of bankruptcy. Teamsters and other unions are poised to take huge pension hits. Previously, airline employees have taken a hit… (Continue to full article)

Gold Manipulation And $1.2 Quadrillion in Derivatives
For several months during 2016 I was researching the SDR, Federal Reserve Note/U.S. dollar, global currencies and the people behind the scenes pulling the strings. The pulling of the strings was being conducted by oligarchs, like the Group of 30, the IMF, BIS and other unelected globalists operating in broad daylight or the shadows. During this time it became clear… (Continue to full article)

Silver Should Be $136.67/ozt From A Supply Perspective
There’s an unsustainably wide gulf between the gold:silver price ratio versus the gold:silver supply ratio, especially when silver demand is at an all-time high… (Continue to full article)

Coming Financial Hurricane Will Be More Severe & Last Longer Than That Of 2008-9
Right now, we are exiting the eye of the giant financial hurricane that we entered in 2007, and going into its trailing edge. It’s going to be much more severe, different, and longer lasting than what we saw in 2008 and 2009… (Continue to full article)

Venezuela’s 99.5% Currency Plunge
The sharp decline has wiped out savings and made buying imported goods all but impossible, helping fuel the anger directed at the government in street protests that have turned deadly in recent weeks. While Maduro has raised the minimum wage almost 20 times during his tenure, it’s still the equivalent of just $40 a month… COMING SOON to a Republic near you!!! (Continue to full article)

JPM Calls For More Bank Mergers
It’s coming around again. Watch out for a Dimon in the rough!… (Continue to full article)

Why This is a New Bull Market in Gold

U.S. Gold Exports To China and India Surge In 2017
…and yet we Americans are so ignorant – that we slough off stories like this. Why? The owners of America’s West Coast, and the owner/managers of 7 Eleven and Circle K seem to recognize the benefit in the REAL DEAL… (Continue to full article)

Silver and Gold Guarantee Freedom
Silver and gold are not merely valuable commodities, investments, and media of exchange. More importantly, they are key “checks and balances” in America’s legal and political institutions.The fight against the use of silver and gold as money that has been waged by bankers and rogue politicians since the 1870s as to silver and the 1930s as to gold… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

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Dateline: May 9, 2017 (the P.M. Edition)

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We’re Back to Late 2007… or early 2000 (Remember How Those Ended?)
The market is being propped up by just a handful of companies… and their fundamentals are rolling over… It’s coming around again!!! (Continue to full article)

For The First Time, You Can Track Every Dollar The Government Spends
For the first time, the US Treasury has launched a website – Beta.USAspending.gov – allowing US taxpayers to track where virtually every single dollar of their federal tax money is going… (Continue to full article)

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The Economic Impact of Target’s Toilets
It is seldom that we see the bad guys get their comeuppance in this world. An exception is Target Stores and its CEO Brian Cornell. While researching the details of this event I came across a would-be self-appointed “fact checker” Snopes’ claim that the kind of report given here is false.  According to Snopes, in one of the lamest bits of obfuscation I have ever encountered, Target’s stock price did not fall because of its bathroom policy, it fell because its earnings per share declined!  Are they really this stupid?  (No, but they think their audience is.).. (Continue to full article)

Fed Reports Unexpected Collapse In Credit Card, Auto Loan Demand
With both C&I and auto loan demand slowing down again in the quarter, the biggest surprise in the Fed’s latest Senior Loan Officers’ Survey was that demand for credit cards is now running at the lowest level in the past 5 years… (Continue to full article)

Gold, Silver, and the US Dollar: 1792-1971
In today’s musing, I review the history of gold, silver, and fiat currency as money in the United States of America. I document how various wars, panics and depressions, Congressional acts, and executive orders have affected the US dollar prices of precious metals and resulting gold-silver ratios.This musing covers the period from 1792 when the United… (Continue to full article)

37 jobs that are quickly disappearing in the US
Thanks in part to advances like email, Facebook, and Twitter, mail carriers may be all but obsolete in the not-so-distant future… (Continue to full article)

Is Gold Signaling The Next Financial Crisis?
This is a cycle that has repeated numerous times per year since 2001. This time, however, more than any other time since 2001, the sell-off in the price of gold is counter-intuitive to the collapsing financial and economic condition of the United States, specifically, and… (Continue to full article)

5 Reasons Gold Should Be In Every Investor’s Portfolio Today
In a 1998 speech at Harvard, legendary investor Warren Buffett…[said,]gold2“Gold has no utility.” He’s correct in that gold doesn’t produce earnings, or pay dividends, BUT there are some very good reasons gold should be an essential part of every investor’s portfolio… (Continue to full article)

Is Now the Best Time To Buy Gold – and Silver?
If Not, Then When?… (Continue to full article)

Coming Financial Hurricane Will Be More Severe & Last Longer Than That Of 2008-9
Right now, we are exiting the eye of the giant financial hurricane that we entered in 2007, and going into its trailing edge. It’s going to be much more severe, different, and longer lasting than what we saw in 2008 and 2009… (Continue to full article)

Global Crisis Hits Fever Pitch: “We Are At The Point of Urgency For Getting Gold
Panic over nuclear North Korea, a sudden military about-face in Syria, soaring Asian demand and recession talk is positioning gold for a major bull run…… (Continue to full article)

Silver and Gold Guarantee Freedom
Silver and gold are not merely valuable commodities, investments, and media of exchange. More importantly, they are key “checks and balances” in America’s legal and political institutions.The fight against the use of silver and gold as money that has been waged by bankers and rogue politicians since the 1870s as to silver and the 1930s as to gold… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to a series of articles)

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04.30.17: Behind the Eight-ball

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The Story of Gold Money, Past, Present and Future
There aren’t a lot of good books about the gold standard — the monetary system of the world until 1971 — after WWI. There aren’t a lot before WWI either, but it starts to get pretty bad after 1920. Ralph Hawtrey’s books have some merits, but they also have too many errors to serve as a definitive source.Gold and the Gold Standard: The Story of Gold… (Continue to full article)

Carthage leather money – 450 BC
Leather bags were used as money in the ancient city of Carthage, where the idea was that rather than make all coins of small amounts of silver, they would make the significant majority completely of cheap alloy, and the occasional one of pure silver… (Continue to full article)

If You Understand History and Economics, You Understand Gold
How can ordinary people ever understand the importance of gold when they are continuously fed with false and distorted facts. The latest publication to publish false and ignorant propaganda on gold is the British weekly magazine the Economist… (Continue to full article)

A Matter of Mercy
A patient calling itself The United States wandered into the emergency room disoriented, wearing a filthy warm-up suit, claiming it was “the greatest” this and that… but was unable to complete the nine-page admission protocol or present valid insurance ID. Patient is growing increasingly violent, threatening staff and other patients….Nations…… (Continue to full article)

Hyperinflation around the Globe
Angola (1991-1999)Angola went through the worst inflation from 1991 to 1995. In early 1991, the highest denomination was 50,000 kwanzas. By 1994, it was 500,000 kwanzas. In the 1995 currency reform, 1 kwanza reajustado was exchanged for 1,000 kwanzas. The highest denomination in 1995 was 5,000,000 kwanzas reajustados. In the 1999 currency reform,… (Continue to full article)

Long-term price targets are meaningless
Many commentators like to speculate on where the dollar-denominated gold price is ultimately headed. Some claim that it is destined to reach $3,000/oz, others claim that it won’t top until it hits at least $5,000/oz, and some even forecast an eventual rise to as high as $50,000/oz. All of these forecasts are meaningless… (Continue to full article)

Wages, Productivity, and Inequality
“Inequality is a euphemism, a kind of shorthand, for all of the things that have gone to make the lives of the rich so much more delicious, year on year, for the last three decades. And also for the things that have made the lives of working people so wretched and so precarious in that same time. This word inequality. It’s visible in the ever rising… (Continue to full article)

All Paper is STILL a short position on gold
The gold derivatives pyramid is a vigorous free market creature. It cannot be put down with a simple declaration that the paper is no longer redeemable in gold, as governments did with currency. It is a short selling scheme that has become a trap from which few short sellers will escape… (Continue to full article)

Watch money if you want to know when a society …
“If you want to know when a society vanishes…watch money. Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men’s protection and the base of moral existence… (Continue to full article)

Central Banks’ $13 Trillion Problem
Central banks began buying debt eight years ago. Now they own $13 trillion of it. Hey, it was fun, wasn’t it? Now all they have to do is sell it… (Continue to full article)

What Is A “Legal Tender Law”? And, Is It A Problem?
What is a legal tender law?Over the years, there has been some discussion about “legal tender laws” in the United States. I talked to a legal expert about it, and discovered – as I suspected – that it doesn’t mean quite the same thing as many people think it does. Here is my (non-expert) explanation.The present legal… (Continue to full article)

The Future Of Money, And Wealth Storage
Don’t kid yourself. “Paper PM investments” will be under attack for as long as financial markets function – and thus, even when physical gold and silver inevitably win their war with the purveyors of fraudulent fiat currency and “financial markets”, there’s no guarantee that anything other than the real thing will benefit… (Continue to full article)

Silver and Gold Guarantee Freedom
Silver and gold are not merely valuable commodities, investments, and media of exchange. More importantly, they are key “checks and balances” in America’s legal and political institutions.The fight against the use of silver and gold as money that has been waged by bankers and rogue politicians since the 1870s as to silver and the 1930s as to gold… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

Life, Liberty & All That Jazz is now heard at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) for TWO-HOURS, each Monday through Friday on The Micro Effect.

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April 22-23, 2017: The Weekend

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“The Retail Bubble Has Now Burst”: A Record 8,640 Stores Are Closing In 2017
“Thousands of new doors opened and rents soared. This created a bubble, and like housing, that bubble has now burst.” – Richard Hayne, Urban Outfitters CEO, March 2017… (Continue to full article)

Visualizing The Collapse Of The Middle Class In 20 Major U.S. Cities
When future historians look back at the beginning of the 21st century, they’ll note that we grappled with many big issues. However, historians will not view these ideas and events in isolation. Instead, they will link them all, at least partially, to an overarching trend that is intimately connected to today’s biggest problems: the “hollowing out” of the middle class…. (Continue to full article)

GOLD IS PROTECTION AGAINST DAMNED LIES AND WAR
There are lies, damned lies and news, to paraphrase British Prime Minister Disraeli who said: “There are lies, damned lies and statistics. Today we are fed with lies ubiquitously in the form of news and most people who just follow conventional media are totally unaware of the truth. Because the truth is not spoken by many today… (Continue to full article)

The Last Time This Happened, The Market Crashed
A few days ago Charles Schwab, the investment brokerage firm, announced that the number of new brokerage accounts soared 44% during the first quarter of 2017. More specifically, Schwab stated that individual investors are opening up stock trading accounts at the fastest pace the company has seen in 17 years. Anyone remember what happened 17 years ago?… (Continue to full article)

How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All
Will you pay more for those shoes before 7 p.m.? Would the price tag be different if you lived in the suburbs? Standard prices and simple discounts are giving way to far more exotic strategies, designed to extract every last dollar from the consumer…. (Continue to full article)

EVERYTHING IS RIGGED: From Medicine to Politics to Finance…You Are Living In A Fabricated Fairy Tale
The temptation to think that what you are living may be a lie is too big to ignore. In fact, things should always be under close scrutiny of your intellect and reasoning capabilities instead of blind acceptance and submission. The main thing we are going to focus is the big lies you are being told… (Continue to full article)

The banking industry abuses its customers worse than United Airlines
That there are countless cases of another industry abusing its customers in far, far worse ways than the airlines. I’m talking, of course, about the banking industry. Banks treat you like criminal suspects too… (Continue to full article)

The Case For A Long-Term Bull Market In Gold
It’s pop quiz time. Which of these three investing benchmarks produced the biggest returns since the summer of 1999: the S&P 500 average of large-cap stocks, China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange composite index, or gold? The correct answer? That shiny metal used a lot in jewelry, traded heavily by short-term speculators in the futures markets, and stored for long-term safekeeping in bank vaults around the globe… (Continue to full article)

The Growing Funding Gap for State Pensions Puts Millions at Risk
Two new reports by the Pew Charitable Trusts suggest that state governments across the country are shortchanging their employee pension funds and aren’t adding enough money in emergency funding. (Continue to full article)

Central Banks’ $13 Trillion Problem
Central banks began buying debt eight years ago. Now they own $13 trillion of it. Hey, it was fun, wasn’t it? Now all they have to do is sell it… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

Life, Liberty & All That Jazz is now heard at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) for TWO-HOURS, each Monday through Friday on The Micro Effect.

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P.O. Box 579
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
1-623-327-1778
Email:
gold@kettlemorainepreciousmetals.com

Dateline: March 21, 2017

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US Wholesale Used Car Prices Plunge
With massive incentives on new vehicles, I say, let’s see. Regardless, it’s pretty clear that car sales are slowing, and it takes bigger and bigger incentives to push them out the door… (Continue to full article)

Is Demand For Physical Gold Really Collapsing?
Remember, the end user of minted bullion products is largely the retail buyer. In the first two months of 2017, real wages have declined. Even more negative for retail sales of any sort is the fact that real disposable income has been declining on a year over basis since December 2015… >Continue to full article)

Silver 1/70th The Price of Gold – Silver Eagles Buying Jumps
Silver to rise “faster than gold.” Silver Eagles (1 oz) sales jump to 715,000 this week. Demand “strong” and “supply may drop following mine closures”… (Continue to full article)

How The Federal Reserve Is Setting Up Trump For A Recession, A Housing Crisis And A Stock Market Crash
Most Americans do not understand this, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does, and that includes Donald Trump. Politicians tend to get the credit or the blame for how the economy is performing, but in reality it is an unelected, unaccountable panel of central bankers that is running the show, and until something is done about the Fed our long-term economic problems will never be fixed… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

Life, Liberty & All That Jazz is now heard at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) for TWO-HOURS, each Monday through Friday on The Micro Effect.

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P.O. Box 579
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
1-855-289-7587
Email:
gold@kettlemorainepreciousmetals.com

Dateline: March 20, 2017

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Arizona Challenges the Fed’s Money Monopoly
History shows that, if individuals have the freedom to choose what to use as money, they will likely opt for gold or silver.Of course, modern politicians and their Keynesian enablers despise the gold or silver standard. This is because linking a currency to a precious metal limits the ability of central banks to finance the growth of the welfare-warfare… (Continue to full article)

How safe is your physical Gold?
Here’s a quick checklist of the three most common places to store your gold. My friend overlooked one of the basic rules of home storage, so I hope you’ll review where and how you store your precious metals so that you can avoid the same pain and loss he experienced… >Continue to full article)

The Weimar hyperinflation – 1923 – Germany
The most famous of modern monetary disasters occurred in Germany in 1923. The indirect cause of the German hyperinflation was the Treaty of Versailles, which brought to a close the First World War. More directly it was the level of reparations which the German people were required to pay to the victors… (Continue to full article)

The World Will Hyperinflate Into A Gold Standard
The world has (finally) realized that a country with the reserve currency is not something a country should want and that the dollar can fail. The danger is that it will fail to soon… (Continue to full article)

Greenspan has taken the horse to the water
Note that the Fed’s contingency plan to steer away from hyperinflation is essentially deflationary. It is designed to massacre all short sellers of dollars mercilessly by relentlessly pushing interest rates further down. The trouble with this plan is that it makes bond speculation on the long side of the market risk-free. If you now recall that speculators… (See next column link) (Continue to full article)


How the Fed Operates — And Why It’s a Problem

We are often asked about the mechanisms by which the US Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) influences the level of US interest rates and whether these mechanisms also influence the level of the US money supply. It has long been regarded that the Fed no longer inflates and contracts the money supply but rather simply acts to target interest rates. The purpose… (Continue to full article)

Banks Are Evil
It’s long past time we be brutally honest about the banks. Their influence and reach has metastasized to the point where we now live under a captive system. From our retirement accounts, to our homes, to the laws we live under — the banks control it all. And they run the system for their benefit, not ours…. (Continue to full article)

Silver Market Poised For Big Reversal When Institutional Investors Move In
The Silver Market is going to experience a big reversal when the Hedge Funds and Institutional investors rotate out of highly inflated stocks and into precious metals investments. This is not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. And the when, could be much sooner than we expect due to the huge problems with the U.S. debt ceiling deadline on March 15, 2017… (Continue to full article)

10 Compelling Reasons To Add Physical Silver To Your Portfolio
It’s natural and even prudent for an investor to wonder if a particular asset is a good investment or not and that’s especially true for silver, since it’s such a small market and doesn’t carry the same gravitas as gold. At this point in history, however, there are 10 compelling reasons to add physical silver to your portfolio… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

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Dateline: March 10, 2017

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Gold And Silver: Legal Weapons Against The Deep State
“An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense – perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire – that gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other.” – Alan Greenspan, “Gold and Economic Freedom”… (Continue to full article)

Gold to jump $200 by end of year
Gold may be under pressure in the run-up to the next Federal Reserve rate hike, but prices are expected to rally by around $200 by the end of the year, according to the corporate and investment banking division of Bank of America… (Continue to full article)

Arizona Senate Committee Passes Bill To Treat Gold As Money, Remove Capital Gains Tax
Today, an Arizona Senate Committee passed a bill that would eliminate state capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie, and encourage its use as currency. Former US Rep. Ron Paul testified ahead of the vote, proclaiming, “paper is not money, it’s a substitute for money and it’s fraud.”… (Continue to full article)

What is the root cause of a gold bull market?
If the future were 100% certain then there would be no reason to have any monetary savings. You could be fully invested all of the time and only raise cash immediately prior to cash being needed. By the same token, if the future were very uncertain the… (Continue to full article)

Gold Investing 101 – Beware eBay, Collectibles and “Pure” Gold Coins that are Gold Plated
Gold Investing 101 – Beware eBay, Collectibles and “Pure” Gold Coins that are Gold Plated (Part I) Investors looking to gold again but gold buyers need to exert caution ‘Wolves of Wall Street’ ready to hungrily gobble up life savings of unsuspecting ‘widows and orphans’ Like all markets are few bad apples in gold market Need to do due diligence on company buying from Avoid companies marketing gold plated coins as “pure gold” coins Collectible… . (READ next column link as well) (Continue to full article)

Beware: The Ide(a)s of ‘Rare Coin’ Dealers
An expose’ of the Pirates of the precious-metals underworld and how you can truly protect your ass-ets – from them! (Continue to full article)

Sound Money Is Rising at the State Level: “Will Open The Door For Citizens To More Easily Use Gold And Silver
In the last few days, Fed heads have made it very clear that they want to hike thOfficials systematically devalue the Federal Reserve Note “dollar,” then levy capital gains taxes on assets when their dollar price rises. The “gains” are largely illusory. Rising asset prices over time reflect the fact that the dollar buys less of everything. But the tax obligations triggered by… (Continue to full article)

Silver Market Poised For Big Reversal When Institutional Investors Move In
The Silver Market is going to experience a big reversal when the Hedge Funds and Institutional investors rotate out of highly inflated stocks and into precious metals investments. This is not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. And the when, could be much sooner than we expect due to the huge problems with the U.S. debt ceiling deadline on March 15, 2017… (Continue to full article)

Silver Very Undervalued from Historical Perpective of Ancient Greece
What wages in ancient Athens can tell us about the silver price today – Wages paid in silver in ancient Athens compared to wages today – Silver massively undervalued compared to the past few thousand years… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

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Dateline: March 7, 2017

Say pardner – me an’ Curtin been out at the mines, diggin’ out a new load o’ goods. We figgered t’ be back sooner, with somethin’ good fer y’all. Well – we is here, but I sure ain’ta seein’ much but bad news all the way’ze ’round. ~ Howard

 

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AT&T Agrees to “Re-source” Jobs Back to United States
The union representing AT&T workers in five southern states announced on Thursday that it had reached a tentative agreement with AT&T Southwest that includes a promise to hire 3,000 American workers to do jobs previously done overseas… But GM is laying off 1,000 workers for the summer. Car sales must be getting slow… (Continue to full article)

Another big company leaves California
The $26-billion-a-year food conglomerate is discreet, of course, about its reasons, citing a desire to be closer to its core customers and other bland corporate pabulum. But the fact is, Nestle and its corporate brethren in California that actually make things are overtaxed and overregulated, and elected officials treat them not as honored members of the community but as rapacious pirates… (Continue to full article)

Did the USA Declare Bankruptcy?
In 1913, Congress signed a surrender treaty to the international banking cartel. Congress ceded its sovereignty to the Federal Reserve by surrendering its money printing authority. The 16th amendment sold all US citizens into slavery via the income tax. After 1913, bankruptcy was inevitable, although it wasn’t formally declared until later… (Continue to full article)

Half Of Americans Can’t Afford To Write A $500 Check”
57% of Americans don’t have enough cash to cover a $500 unexpected expense, according to a survey from Bankrate…. (Continue to full article)

The Myth of Gold Confiscation
If we experience a debt crisis, as many economists believe is inevitable, many people believe that their holdings of gold and silver bullion will be confiscated, just as in 1933. This article reviews the probability of confiscation and compares it to other more likely measures to generate government solvency.An appropriate starting point when… (Continue to full article)

Central banks and gold
The very near future is likely to see a sea-change in central bankers’ attitude to the gold allocation in their reserves. The failure of G20 monetary policy since the financial crisis is causing a general rethink, which may eventually lead to a new policy direction.For now, that is undecided, beyond a growing acceptance that today’s monetary policy… (Continue to full article)

Inflation, the Dollar and Gold
In the last few days, Fed heads have made it very clear that they want to hike the Fed Funds Rate at the March FOMC meeting, which concludes on the 15th, despite recent… (Continue to full article)

Silver Once Again Gets Tossed in the Meat Grinder, Billions of Dollars Wiped Out
Just take a look at the above chart. I agree, it is a disgusting, nasty image and one that represents a wiping out of roughly $2 billion dollars of value in the silver markets. What caused it and why did it happen? Many are waking up today scratching their heads and asking themselves these very same questions, as they look at their portfolios and… (Continue to full article)

Chapter 3: Physical Silver – To Buy or Not?
Many believe gold is the only asset that isn’t someone else’s liability, but in our latest installation of the “Guide to Silver Investing,” David Morgan argues that not only does physical silver serve the same purpose, it is more liquid… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

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Dateline: 02.28.17

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WTF Chart Of The Day: American Consumer Confidence Soars To 16 Year Highs As Real Wages Plunge
Continuing the trend of ‘soft’ survey data strong performance and expectation beats, The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence surged above the highest analyst’s expectation to 114.8. We have one question for these euphoric American consumers – do you not care about wages?… (Continue to full article)

Target Plunges 12% After Missing Lowest EPS Estimate, Slashing Outlook
Don’t worry. Don’t pay attention to the real results of real retailers. Ignore the 100 stores being closed by Macy’s. Ignore the 150 stores being closed by JC Penney. Ignore the 150 stores being closed by Sears and their imminent bankruptcy. The mainstream media says consumer confidence has never been higher. All is well in their propaganda fantasy world… PSSSSSSSSSSSS on ’em!!! Continue to full article)

Minimum Wage Massacre: Wendy’s Unleashes 1,000 Robots To Counter Higher Labor Costs
Taking a page straight from Wal-Mart’s playbook, Target on Tuesday said it will invest its own cash to ensure it is “clearly and competitively priced every day.” WHERE ARE THE BATHROOMS??? (Continue to full article)

Next Leg Up is Beginning (Precious Metals)
The next leg up in a new daily cycle for the precious metals has begun. Silver is breaking away above its 200 dma with little resistance now until it reaches $19. Gold is approaching its 200 dma and once it breaks through that resistance is expected to top somewhere above $1300+… (Continue to full article)

Some Crucial Benchmarks for Silver
The rally pattern shown, with a Hidden Pivot target at 18.260, was so clear and compelling that we should assume that because the futures exceeded it decisively, they have sufficient energy for another leg up once the current correction has run its course… (Continue to full article)

Trump wants to cut $54 billion in spending from domestic agencies — that’s enough to wipe several of them out
GOOD – IT’S TIME TO PARE BACK THIS OVER-BLOATED GOVERNMENT… (Continue to full article)

The Massive Tax Loophole Allowing Illegal Aliens to Defraud American Citizens
In 1996, the IRS began issuing a new type of tax identification number, the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN). ITINs are assigned to U.S. taxpayers, predominately illegal aliens and their dependents, who are not eligible to obtain a Social Security number. The primary purpose of ITIN’s was to capture the previously untapped source of new federal tax revenue from undocumented workers… But then there is far more to this story… Read the NEXT column! (Continue to full article)

Social Security paid a billion dollars to people with no SS numbers
The inspector general for the Social Security Administration discovered that a billion dollars in benefits was paid to people who had no Social Security numbers. The benefits were paid to “representative payees” – people who were accepting benefit checks on behalf of another because the beneficiary was unable to manage his Social Security payments by himself.

Seventeen percent of these representative payees were illegal aliens… (Continue to full article)

What JPMorgan and Citigroup Have in Common When It Comes to Crime
The crime spree at JPMorgan Chase became so surreal that two trial lawyers, Helen Davis Chaitman and Lance Gotthoffer, published a breathtaking book on the subject, comparing the bank to the Gambino crime family. In addition to the settlements noted above, the authors add more details as to what has occurred on Dimon’s watch, such as… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
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02.27.17: The GOLD Edition

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Gold To Rise – Inflation Rising and Real Chinese Gold Demand Higher Than “Official”
Real gold demand is likely much higher than the official numbers by Frank Holmes Inflation just got another jolt, rising as …. (Continue to full article)

Gold, Liberty, and the War on Cash
The War on Cash is not merely continuing, it is intensifying. It began in the West, with relatively mino…. (Continue to full article)

Rate Hike Cycles vs. the US Dollar: Rate Hikes Bad for Gold?
Here are two different looks at Fed rate hikes since Volcker. The charts are the same, but one presentation is a lot funnier than the other. the above image from the New York Times article A History of Fed Leaders and Interest Rates. Here’s an altern… (Continue to full article)

Gold-Futures Buying Yet to Start
Gold has powered higher in a strong new upleg since the Fed’s mid-December rate hike. But the core group of traders who usually fuel early-upleg gains has been missing in action in recent months. The gold-futures speculators have not done any meaningful buying since gold bottomed. This anomaly is a very-bullish omen for gold. Since these traders’ buying has yet to start, they need to do lots of catch-up buying. … (Continue to full article)

Gold Continues To Defy Fed’s Attempt To Control The Price
Bloomberg News admitted that it is aware of the Fed’s “hidden” mandate to control the price of gold when it published an article last Sunday titled, “Yellen Can’t Halt Trump Gold Rally That Funds Bet Against” – Bloomberg/Yellen/Gold. That tit… (Continue to full article)

“Hold Gold”: Why This Country Wants Its People to Buy Gold
Important things are happening on the global stage with regard to the money system. It is a long game, and will take many years to fully play out. But one of those important developments involves the feverish return to gold holdings in both China and Russia, and many individuals in these societies, in India and other burgeoning world pow… (Continue to full article)

Gold: Short End US Rates Matter More Than Long End Real Yields
In the years following the GFC, short end yields in the US were contained for an extended period of time as the Fed committed to keeping rates on hold. Given the static nature of the short end, and the shift of monetary policy implications further out … (Continue to full article)

Gold, Liberty, and the War on Cash
The War on Cash is not merely continuing, it is intensifying. It began in the West, with relatively minor infringements on our right to use the currency of our own nation . The War has now shifted to India, been radically ratcheted up, and inflict… (Continue to full article)

If Gold’s A “Barbarous Relic,” Why Do Governments Want It So Much?
The political, economic, social, and monetary premises of my “if a nuclear bomb destroyed Europe” articles are playing out in real-time. And the funniest part of all, is that… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
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Dateline: 02.21.17

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Employees across US fired after joining ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest
Now they will file for unemployment… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold Is the Ace Up Trump’s Sleeve
It may be early in the life-cycle of the President Trump trend, but the outlook is clear: This is good for gold… (Continue to full article)

11 Deeply Alarming Facts About America’s Crumbling Infrastructure
No matter what your particular political perspective is, if there is one thing that virtually everyone in the United States can agree upon it is the fact that America’s infrastructure is crumbling. Previous generations of Americans conquered an entire continent and erected the greatest system of infrastructure that the world had ever seen, but… (Continue to full article)

This Is One Of The Big Reasons Why So Many Families Are Feeling Extreme Financial Stress
When the cost of living rises faster than paychecks do year after year, eventually that becomes a very big problem… (Continue to full article)

7 Common Tax Mistakes That Could Cost You Thousands
There aren’t many people who like doing their taxes, but it’s even worse when you end up paying Uncle Sam more than is necessary. Unfortunately, one in five Americans who did their own taxes paid an… (Continue to full article)

A look at the economy Trump inherited, which he calls a ‘mess’
President Donald Trump on Thursday continued to disparage the U.S. economy, painting a dystopian picture of massive job loss, violent inner cities and rising drug abuse… (Continue to full article)

S&P 500/Silver Ratio Suggests S&P 500 To Head LOWER & Silver (and gold) HIGHER
The Great Precious Metals Market Disconnect that took place four years ago is now a ticking TIME BOMB. While the Fed and Central Banks have been relatively successful in propping up the broader stock, bond and real estate markets, time is not on their side. The more the highly inflated markets continue higher, the more breath-taking will be the inevitable collapse… (Continue to full article)

Expect $30 Silver In 2017 – Maybe Even Higher – Here’s Why
How low and how high will the price of silver range on the PAPER marketsfine silver fine gold during 2017? Knowing the influence central bankers, politicians, HFT algos, bullion banks and JPMorgan exercise over increasingly managed markets it is impossible to answer the question, and it is probably the wrong question to ask. Instead, what do we know with a high degree of certainty? (Continue to full article)

Greenspan: Ron Paul Was Right About The Gold Standard
“When I was Chair of the Federal Reserve I used to testify before US Congressman Ron Paul… we had some interesting discussions… We would never have reached this position of extreme indebtedness were we on the gold standard, because the gold standard is a way of ensuring that fiscal policy never gets out of line.”… (Continue to full article)

Why Gold?
The answer to the title question is simply: Why Not? A series of columns and commentary showing the history and importance of the ownership of ‘specie.’ History has proven that gold IS the answer. (Continue to full article)

Al Jarreau, ‘Take Five‘ ~ 1976

Singer and vocal percussionist Al Jarreau passed away last week. Born Alwin Lopez Jarreau on March 12, 1940 in Milwaukee, his first exposure to music was through his mother and father, church singer and pianist respectively.

Working as a rehabilitation counselor in San Francisco, he moonlighted with a jazz trio led by George Duke. A successful duo gig in 1967 In Sausalito convinced him to try to make his living in jazz. Six Grammys and fifteen Grammy nominations later, it was a good decision.

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