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Silver Refuses To Buckle – The News Doctors

Something interesting and unusual has been developing in the silver market for several months.  The Comex operators have been throwing a record amount  of Comex paper silver at the market in an attempt to control the price.   The last time the silver futures open interest was as high as it is now, silver was about to bust through $50.    Eric Dubin of The News Doctors published  a news brief today on the topic, reprinted below.

When we were laboring through the 2011-2015 bear market cycle, constant snap backs the likes of which silver is producing were never to be seen.

Last Thursday, I published, “Silver, Gold, Miners: Everyone, Back In The Pool.”  Mining shares witnessed a bit more pain than I had expected, but silver bottomed off the ~$19.20 level, as discussed. Even with Comex options expiration and central bank meetings this week, speculators taking on the bullion banks are buying every cartel smack-down, yesterday offering the latest example: Untitled

When we were laboring through the 2011-2015 bear market cycle, constant snap backs the likes of which silver is producing were never to be seen.

Today, the Japanese yen is appreciating relative to the US dollar as speculators – largely, algorithm-based trading – react to a Nikkei news report that fiscal stimulus plans will be smaller than expected.  The dollar fell as much as 1.4% in the early market session.  This is an ironic case where the short-term impact of the yen carry trade flow and long-term yen debasement from continued fiscal and monetary stimulus are Untitledboth positive catalysts for precious metals.

Taro Aso, Japan’s finance minister, talked down the report, saying that the government had not yet decided on the size of the package.  But the report was enough to send the FX algos into a frenzy, which spilled over into other markets.   Japanese policy makers flip-flop, ‘jawbone’ and massage the media just like the Federal Reserve.  The BOJ might announce smaller stimulus measures than expected, but Japan’s fate is sealed, and the helicopters are on the tarmac.

U.S.: Corrupt Money, Corrupt System

It looks like the Democratic Convention is getting off to a disastrous start after it was revealed that Democratic leaders, including DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz – along with, make no mistake about this, Hillary Clinton – conspired with the maUntitledinstream media to smear Bernie Sanders and perpetrated the civil unrest disruptions at Trump campaign rallies.

Can it get any more corrupt than this? In this episode of the Shadow of Truth, we connect systemic corruption to its root – a corrupt monetary system. We also explain why Hillary Clinton is probably the most corrupt public figure in history.

 

Buy Every Price Hit In The Metals And Miners

Eric Dubin (The News Doctors) and Doc or Silver Doctors, SD Bullion invited me on to their weekly Metals and Money Wrap last week.  We discussed signs that show the gold/silver manipulators are losing control of their ability to control prices, the record amount of paper being thrown at gold and silver on the Comex, the current seasonal “lull” in the precious metals market and the latest developments on Japan’s TOCOM futures exchange which could have a big effect on the price of gold and silver.  In short, we discussed why investors should be adding their positions on every price drop:

In fact, silver and gold were hit hard overnight last night (Sunday night, early Monday morning) and silver is now 40 cents off its low of the day and green vs its Friday close and gold is $8 dollar off its low of the day. Click on the link below to find underfollowed junior mining stock ideas with huge upside potential:

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They’re Making It Easier To Buy Gold Cheap

To begin with, this statement by the Bank of Japan’s Kuroda validates my blog post yesterday about Japan’s monetary pivot to gold and to the east:  “no need and no possibility for helicopter money.”

My best guess is that the only productive activity for Bernanke on his last trip to Japan was eating blowfish sushi and hitting the teenage stripper establishments.

The manipulators are making it easier for us to accumulate gold at a cheap price.  I moved money from my fiat checking account into Bitgold every day this week and twice yesterday. I managed to catch what looks like the low of this latest manipulated pullback.  Every time they hit gold I buy.

I exchanged emails with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts yesterday about the  sell-off of the price of gold this week caused by the obvious “invisible” hand of the Fed.  Note this was a week in which Japan was supposedly going to drop $100 billion in helicopter money at Ben Bernanke’s behest – an announcement which should have sent gold soaring:

Me:   I agree this was a manipulated take-down of the price but,  you know as well anyone, markets never go straight up except the Dow/S&P 500 when the Fed wants to make those indices go straight up – like now.    Gold was overdue for a trading correction. I agree there’s some idiots out there who think the Fed is powerless now over gold – that’s ignorance or sensationalism.

Dr. Roberts:   Is there such a thing as a trading correction when the price is controlled and manipulated? Is it a trading correction when the bullion banks dump, as we have shown numerous times, massive paper shorts in the futures market?

Me:  I agree with your point there – but to be honest, I like to see any market pullback after it has the type of run that gold has had since early February. Should it be pulling back from a much higher price platform? Yes.  But gold was on the verge of going parabolic, which is never healthy in any market. The Fed is doing us a favor. I have been moving a lot of money from my checking account into my Bitgold account this week every morning. If gold was not being pushed down, I might not have added any.

The other interesting aspect of your point there is the amount of paper the Fed is needing to throw at gold to keep the price down. The open interest has been more or less at an all-time high on the Comex for a few weeks now. The last time the open interest was this high was when gold was pushing $1900.

In other words, it is requiring a much bigger relative effort for the Fed to prevent the price of gold from spinning out of its control now than it did when gold was about to launch over $2000.

They have not lost complete control yet, but they are much closer to that event now than they were in 2011.

On another note, the fact that the SPX spiked higher on the original Japan helicopter money announcement but has not sold off on the withdrawal of that threat underscores that fact that the Fed is pulling out all stops to push the market higher

But this is just the “marquee” indices – the Dow, SPX and Naz – as plenty of stocks have been and are heading lower because the core economy in the U.S. is falling apart.

 

Eric Sprott: As the Fed Loses Control Gold Prices Will Soar

A highly engaging and informative interview with Eric Sprott from Palisade Radio

A Massive Move In Precious Is Coming

After the collapse of Lehman and the “official” great financial crisis, gold ran up 260%, silver soared 500% and the mining shares per the HUI moved up 418% – many junior mining shares spiked up multiples of the HUI’s percentage move.

Now that the systemic problems are worse than in the middle of 2008, we believe this current move in the precious metals sector will easily exceed the move it made from 2008-2011. We are confident that the returns in PMOF since the beginning of 2016 are an appetizer that precedes the main course.  – Precious Metals Opportunity Fund quarterly investor letter

The Fed’s Final Solution

Today is Bastille Day in France which celebrates the overthrow of the French feudal monarchy and the establishment of a Constitutional Monarchy.   The storming of the Bastille was a key event in the French Revolution.

It’s ironic that the course of the U.S. Government, and it’s original “Bill of Rights” foundation upon which the French “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen” was based, is going in the opposite direction of the gift given to us by the Founding Fathers.

The 3rd massive stock market bubble in 16 years is emblematic of the fraudulent Ponzi scheme that has engulfed the United States political, economic and financial system.   The Fed now as much as openly admits that it is driving the stock market higher, ostensibly with the goal of stimulating economic growth.

However, I the elitists who control the Fed are not stupid.  They have ignited the third stock market bubble specifically for purpose of a final effort to confiscate public wealth and destroy the middle class.  For purposes of this discussion, “middle class” is defined as anyone not in upper .5% (point five percent) of wealth in the U.S.

In today’s episode of The Shadow Truth, we discuss the stock bubble as a wealth confiscation mechanism and explain why we believe an explosive move in gold and silver is going to occur this  year.

Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes it’s laws — Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

BREXIT: An Expression Of Political Freedom

In the latest episode of Market Update, we explore the “aftermath” of the BREXIT vote and the fact that the global markets have become manipulated by the Central Banks to the extent that it’s impossible to tell the difference between reality and fraud.

“There had to be hedge funds that blew up on Friday that we’re not hearing about”

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BREXIT Destroys The Gold/Silver Manipulation Cartel

Just a quick note on this referendum as we are in the final minutes of the voting. My sister’s friend is in the army.  They came over for dinner tonight and he was asking about the vote and what my thoughts were. I then returned the question and he had said that 90% of the lads in his camp, which are in the hundreds, were all voting to leave. Their reasoning, in a British army camp of lads aged between 18 and 35, was because they don’t believe they should be getting webbed up in wars that we shouldn’t be fighting. He said they pretty much all can agree on the fact that the wars are dictated by Washington, via Brussels, and what they say goes and its not something they support.  These were his words and I have to agree.  – A British friend of the Shadow of Truth

The elitists had a lot to lose if the BREXIT referendum succeeded.   Just like AP declared Hillary the nominee did BEFORE the Calif primary, the WSJ sent out an online article yesterday afternoon saying the REMAIN vote had won.  But this last-gasp attempt to rig the vote failed.

The elitist narrative said that BREXIT would take down the British economy.  The details of this were never explained but NWO’er, George Soros, warned as much last weekend. This was just another scare tactic used to cover up the fact that a BREXIT would undermine considerably the western elitist holy grail of a one world, one Government system.

The Ruling Body of the EU is the European Council, often described as the supreme political authority.  Its members are not elected.  It’s the fortress of totalitarian political control the western elitists have been methodically imposing on Europe, the UK and the U.S for several decades.  If anything, the BREXIT victory represents a last gasp attempt to preserve democracy and Rule Of Law.

At the root of every political upheaval is indeed are hidden economic issues.  The BREXIT should undermine the effort of the western elitists to impose the TPP Treaty, which is designed to advance the confiscation of individual self-determination.  But more significantly is the issue of gold and silver:

The day that QE2 was announced by the Fed. That day, that morning, they were just beating the living daylights out of gold. People on the site were like “oh boy, this is going to be terrible”. I said NO, this is what the banks do. They try to reset the price as low as they can before the news because they know they are trapped. – Craig Hemke, Shadow of Truth

This is exactly what has transpired over the past week leading up to the BREXIT vote. Same game, different scenario. Craig went on to say “Ahead of what they knew was going to be gold bullish regardless of the outcome.” [BREXIT vote]

Since the end of 2014, there have been several notable indicators signalling a high degree of stress between the fraudulent paper bullion market used by the Central Banks to suppress the price of gold/silver and the available supply of physical metal to deliver into the paper claims.

One such indicator that is now stretched to an extreme is the Comex, where the amount of paper silver contracts issued represents over one billion ounces of silver.  This is more than seven times the total amount of physical silver reported to be sitting in Comex vaults.  It’s 45 times more than the amount of “registered” (available to be delivered) silver on the Comex.   It’s 25% more than the annual global production of silver.

Likely, the most significant collateral damage inflicted on the NWO’ers by BREXIT is that it will destroy the ability of the western Central Banks to manipulate the price of gold and silver.   The Shadow of Truth hosted Craig “Turd Ferguson” Hemke of TFMetalsReport.com to discuss this overlooked significance of the BREXIT victory (Part 1 followed by Part 2):

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Is A Precious Metals/Mining Stock Sell-Off Imminent?

Silver is up 25% YTD through last Friday.  I have not checked every commodity and stock index, but if silver is not the best performing asset YTD, it’s in the top three.  What’s more remarkable is that this move has occurred despite vociferous anti-gold/silver propaganda flooding from Wall Street and the media.

The current “meme” is that the large net short position by the bullion banks against the large net long position of the hedge funds has set the market up for another predictable price raid by banks.   I do not know if the banks will be able to pull it off yet again.

Depends on whether or not the hedge funds have stop-losses set that the banks can smash with enough paper to trigger them or whether the hedge funds will keep buying the paper that the banks print. In the past, it gets to a point at which the hedge fund computers start selling and the banks can successfully attack the stop-losses. that’s what causes the waterfall drops.

Up until now every attempted price raid since February has been met with aggressive buying, especially in the junior miners.  Too be sure, the banks – under the direction of the Fed under the direction of the BIS – are getting geared up to take another run at taking down the price of gold/silver.   Whether or not they will be successful is another matter. There is a lot of cash on the sidelines which recently exited the stock and high yield bond markets and is looking to pile opportunistically in the PM sector.

Craig “Turd Ferguson” Hemke invited me on to his A2A  Podcast Show last week.  We engaged in a lively discussion about the precious metals and a lot of other timely issues which will affect the markets.   You can listen to the podcast by clicking here – TF Metals Reprot –  or on the image below.  Download as an MP3 here:   LINK

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Gold Looks Ready To Spike Higher – JPM Gets It Wrong Again

These are the most gold-friendly readings in almost 2 months. India is getting ready to participate in the world gold market again. India’s gold imports drop 80.48% to $972.9 million in March documents what a heavy blow the Indian gold retailers strike struck to global gold. JBGJ guesstimates March imports at around 24 tonnes meaning some 120 tonnes of demand was lost in March.  – From John Brimelow’s Gold Jottings.

The quote above from Brimelow’s Gold Jottings report is in reference to the fact that gold import price premiums in excess of the import duty India’s gold market began to appear again.

Since the big move higher through early March, gold has been surprisingly “resilient” up to this point from repeated attempts to manipulate the price lower. The most common occurrence has been attempted “flash crashes” during early Asian trading. Interestingly, gold has tended to rally after the London a.m. fix and into the NY Comex floor trading hours. Perhaps most surprising is that the bullish activity has occurred in the absence of demand from India. India’s jewelers have been on strike since March 1, which has effectively closed down India’s massive gold import machine (excerpt from the latest issue of the Mining Stock Journal).

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The graph above (click to enlarge) shows the big “cup/handle” formation that has formed in gold since its extraordinary move since mid-December.   “Extraordinary” because the gold market has had to endure strong headwinds in the form of a literal avalanche of anti-gold propaganda from the financial media, financial cable networks, Wall Street banks and even some of gold’s supporter.

As you can see from that graph, gold has been “oscillating” sideways, digesting the 21% bottom to top move it made in a short period of time.  Perhaps most impressive about the move is its durability despite a continuous flood of paper gold thrown at the market by the Comex bullion banks, per the CFTC’s Commitment of Traders report.  In fact, the latest report released last Friday showed a big spike higher in the bullion bank net short position in both paper gold and paper silver.  Typically this signals an imminent, manipulate price-plunge, enabling the Comex operators to cover their shorts at a handsome profit.

Too be sure, the technical formation in the graph above could break either way.  From a technical standpoint, it would not be atypical to see the price of gold to pullback to the “rim” of the cup (112 area on GLD) or even down to the 200 dma (red line, 109.40).

But the market manipulators will not be getting help from India, who’s elephantine appetite for gold at this time of year appears to be picking back up or from the public, which has been converting paper fiat dollars into gold at a record rate per this report on gold eagles sales by SRSRocco.com.

JP Morgan’s mining stock analyst issued a report on Agnico Eagle (AEM) in which he made the assertion that, “the company’s exploration efforts have yielded good results, resulting in an increase in the share price, even against declining gold prices.”  Hmmm.  I wonder what kind of smokable material JPM’s analyst has been putting into his pipe (click to enlarge:

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Can someone please show me where on that graph that AEM’s price is rising “against falling gold prices?”  Just eye-balling it, I would say that AEM’s price movement is about 85-90% correlated with that of gold’s.
Too be sure, AEM is one of the few large cap mining stocks that I would ever consider owning.  And I will alert subscribers to the Mining Stock Journal when I see a trading opportunity in AEM stock.  However, currently I would recommend finding high quality juniors.  We had two stocks in the fund I co-manage that were up 24% and 20% today.  And my latest issue of the Mining Stock Journal features a stock that is below 30 cents and could easily double or triple once the general market discovers it.  Currently I’m distributing every back-issue of the MSJ to new subscribers, but that offer will end soon.