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Anti-Gold Propaganda Flares Up

Predictably, after the gold price has been pushed down in the paper market by the western Central Banks – primarily the Federal Reserve – negative propaganda to outright fake news proliferates.

The latest smear-job comes from London-based Capital Economics by way of Kitco.com.   Some “analyst” – Simona Gambarini – with the job title, “commodity economist,” reports that “gold’s luck has run out” with the 25 basis point nudge in rates by the Fed.  She further explains that her predicted two more rate hikes will cause even more money to leave the gold market.

Hmmm…if Ms. Gambarini were a true  economist, she would have conducted enough thorough research of interest rates to know that every cycle in which the Fed raises the Funds rate is accompanied by a rise in the price of gold.  This is because the market perceives the Fed to be “behind the curve” on rising inflation, something to which several Fed heads have alluded.    In fact, the latest Fed rate hike, on balance, has lowered longer term interest rates, as I detailed here:  Has The Fed Really Raised Rates?

Furthermore, to which “gold market” is Ms. Gambarini referring?  There’s the fractional paper gold markets of NYC and London and the physical importation and bullion trading markets in the eastern hemisphere.   While she does indeed acknowledge the upswing in gold demand coming from India and China, she downplays its significance.  Currently India and China are importing more physical gold than at the same time last year.  Several other smaller markets have been actively importing significantly more gold now than at the same time last year (Turkey, for example).

Finally, Ms. Gambarini – unbelievably – states that “she sees less safe-haven demand supporting the market as geopolitical concerns have started to disappear.”  I don’t even know how to respond to that idiotic assertion considering that Russian and U.S. military jets are antagonistically engaged in the sky over the Middle East as I write this.  Either Ms. Gambarini is tragically incompetent at her chose profession or she is purposely propagating fake news.

If Ms. Gambarini was smart enough to do thorough research on the topic or was interested in reporting the truth, she explain that, at least 80% of the time, the gold price rises during Asian trading hours and falls during NYC/London hours, like today:

The mining stocks have been strong relative to the price of gold this week. My bet is that this reflects the likelihood that the latest price-takedown of gold in the paper market has run its course. The dramatic drop in Comex paper gold open interest, as well as a drop in the net short position of the Comex bullion banks and a drop in the net long position of the hedge funds (per the COT report), reinforces the signal transmitted by the mining stock this week.

Any flinch from the Fed in its alleged desire to tighten its monetary policy, or if a “spark” hits the growing geopolitical powder-keg in the Middle East, and gold will quickly shoot over $1300 on its way to much higher levels.

Shadow of Truth: An Age Of Deception And Fraud

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.  – Joseph Geobbels,  Hitler’s Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda

Put it on CNN and it’s true.  Perhaps one of the most baffling aspects of our system is the extreme dichotomy between perception and reality.  Anything reported by one of the major mainstream news sources is gobbled up and accepted as the truth by a majority of Americans.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts wrote a brief commentary which describes how news reporting is used to control our perceptions in order to ensure the public acceptance of the Government’s agenda:  “Liberalism has helped to make Western people blind by creating the belief that noble intentions are more prevalent than corrupt intentions. This false belief blinds people to the roles played by deception and coercion in governing. Consequently, the true facts are not perceived and governments can pursue hidden agendas by manipulating news” – PCR, How They Brainwash Us.

The problem is, once you “see” the truth underlying the thick systemic facade of fraud and deception, you can’t “unsee it.”  The monthly non-farm payroll report will be released on Friday.  Every month market participants guzzle Maalox and sit on the edge of their seat in anticipation of the headline news release.  It seems beyond silly that the financial world spends an entire day discussing and analyzing the employment report, which is fictitious in its entirety.   Hell, the Government releases two different statistical versions of the employment report.  Which one is it – the Household Survey or the Payroll Survey?

It doesn’t really matter because once the unemployment rate metric hits the tape, that IS the number.  The truth is that the real unemployment rate is well over 20%.  But when everyone discusses The Number, they use the reported number which is currently 5%.  The process of reporting the monthly employment situation is extreme absurdity in its entirety.

In the Shadow of Truth’s latest “Market Update,”  we focus on the gold and silver market – or the fraudulent paper version thereof.  Like the monthly employment report, most market analysts base their assessment of the gold and silver market on the weekly Commitment of Traders report.  Of course, it makes no difference that the data in the report is already three days old by the time the report is released.  Neither does anyone seem to care that data in the report is compiled and submitted by three of the most corrupt banks in the world.  Another interesting misconception is the use of the gold/silver prices on Kitco as the “spot price.”  But that’s a fabrication as well…

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