When Will China Disclose Its True Official Gold Reserves And How Much Is It?

March 31st, 2015

Gold ChinaKoos Jansen:  Things are heating up in the Chinese gold market.

First let’s go through the latest Shanghai Gold Exchange data and then we’ll continue to discuss the most recent developments regarding Chinese official gold reserves. Read more…

China, Gold, World News

Is Japan Zimbabwe?

March 31st, 2015

Flag Japan-ZimbabweAxel Merk:  Is Japan Zimbabwe? How preposterous: Japan is an advanced economy that cannot possibly suffer the same fate as Zimbabwe. Right? Or could Japan get hyperinflation? Below I explain why Japan, and with it investors’ portfolios, might be at risk. Read more…

Banking, Currency, Economy, Government, Inflation/Deflation, World News

What Do Equity Investments & Russian Roulette Have in Common?

March 30th, 2015

Gun russian-roulette:  I’ve never played Russian Roulette. As I understand it, the game involves loading a bullet into one chamber of a revolver, spinning the cylinder, and then, without looking to see what comes next, putting the gun to your own head and pulling the trigger. Read more…

Bonds, Investing, Stocks, Technical Trading

Cash Is Trash

March 30th, 2015

Currency Cash in the TrashBill Holter:  After last week’s air tragedy, maybe a poor thought process but please stay with me.  Would you ever get on an airplane if there was no pilot?  Would you be confident of reaching your destination safely?  Of course not.  Whether you know it or not, you are living in an economic and financial “airplane” with Janet Yellen as the pilot.  Read more…

Banking, Currency, Currency Wars, Economy, Federal Reserve, Markets, Today's Top News

The 7 Largest Gold Mints In The World

March 30th, 2015

Gold Mint Pour:  The most recent data available suggests the US Mint is currently the largest mint on the planet in terms of production output, having produced 4.54 tonnes of gold in Eagles and Buffalos year to date (January and February 2015).

The largest gold mints of the world are Read more…

Gold, Precious Metals, World News

Why Americans Feel So Poor, In Two Charts

March 30th, 2015

Poor No money in walletJohn Rubino:  Among the many things that mystify economists these days, the biggest might be the lingering perception, despite six years of ostensible recovery, that the average person is getting poorer rather than richer. Lots of culprits come in for blame, including the growing gap between the 1% and everyone else, negative interest rates (which starve savers and retirees of income) and the crappy nature of the new jobs being created in this recovery. Read more…

Consumer, Healthcare, Inflation/Deflation, Today's Top News

Stock Market: This Again?

March 30th, 2015

market collapseGary Tanashian:  Back in the December to February time frame we had been noting a ‘swing’ market (swing baby, swing!) AKA a Whipsaw market AKA a market for nimble swing traders. Read more…

Investing, Markets, Stocks, Today's Top News

Russia Has Constructed Massive Underground Shelters In Anticipation Of Nuclear War

March 30th, 2015

russia-usa-warMichael Snyder:  Did you know that the Russians have a massive underground complex in the Ural mountains that has been estimated to be approximately 400 square miles in size? In other words, it is roughly as big as the area inside the Washington D.C. beltwayRead more…

Government, Military and Police, News Of The Weird, Russia, World News

Chaos In The Gold Market: “There Are Thirty to Fifty Owners For Each Ounce of Gold That’s Out There”

March 30th, 2015

Gold Crisis faceMac Slavo:  Though the price of gold has seen a significant drop over the last two years from it’s all time highs of about $1900 per ounce, many experts and analysts believe that western central banks and their colleagues at major financial institutions have been manipulating the price. The rampant manipulation is believed to stem, in part, from the Read more…

Banking, China, Currency, Gold, Investing

33 Facts About America That Will Shock Most People

March 29th, 2015

33Michael Snyder:  Did you know that about one-fourth of the entire global prison population is in the United States?  Did you know that Apple has more money than the U.S. Treasury?  Did you know that if you have Read more…

Economy, News Of The Weird

George Soros: Greece Is Going Down The Drain

March 29th, 2015

Greece - GrexitAndre Sealy:  Billionaire George Soros tells Bloomberg TV something I’ve already known for the longest time  that Greece’s chances of leaving the Eurozone stands exactly 50-50; however, he is among a group of hedge fund managers who believes that Greece is going to leave the euro sooner rather than later. Nevertheless, the country is still in big trouble and it’s “going down the drain,” as Soros puts it. Read more…

Banking, Currency, Economy, Europe, Government, World News

Events Impacting Gold And Silver In The Week Of March 30th

March 29th, 2015

gold silver 600X300Gold Silver Worlds:  Over the last week, between March 23d and 27th, both gold and silver were consistently higher before stabilizing on Friday. The Fed induced rally, which started on Wednesday March 18th, was probably the “reason” for the optimism in the precious metals complex. Read more…

Federal Reserve, Gold, Investing, Markets, Precious Metals, Silver, Today's Top News

Are Central Banks “Rigging” Rates or Dealing With Past Sins?

March 29th, 2015

Variable Interest RateCris Sheridan:  Due perhaps to prior articles I’ve written on the idea of the stock market being rigged (see here), a recent piece from the New York Post was sent my direction titled, “Stock Market Rigging Is No Longer a ‘Conspiracy Theory’”, by John Crudele.

The story set forth by Crudele is a very popular one—the stock market is rigged by central banks, foreign and domestic, and companies that Read more…

Banking, Economy, Federal Reserve, Markets

Test Your Knowledge: Are You Fluent in Fedspeak?

March 29th, 2015

Federal Reserve Seal:  One of the craziest things in our culture is the existence of Star Trek conventions. The show only ran for about three years in the mid-1960s, and yet fans — most of whom were not even born when the show was broadcast — flock to these conventions by the thousands.

Some of these participants speak to each other in “Klingon,” a made-up language from a fictional planet in the Star Trek universe. I often wonder — are they just making this up? How would anyone know? Read more…

Banking, Economy, Federal Reserve, Government, News Of The Weird

Yemen’s Rapid Population Growth Creating Problems

March 29th, 2015

Yemen YouthBud Conrad:  The situation in Yemen is spiraling out of control, and it’s putting investor complacency to the test.

The Middle East is no stranger to conflict. More often than not, religious tensions fuel violence in this region of the globe. That’s true once again, but don’t underestimate the role unfavorable demographics can play. Read more…

Military and Police, Oil Wars, Today's Top News, World News

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