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Gold And Silver Are Paper-Slammed – Is The System Collapsing?

When a thoroughly corrupt Government wants to try and hide something from the public, they exert an all-out effort to mis-direct and cover-up.  The financial markets are no different.  It’s been obvious to anyone with one good eye and one brain cell that the puppet-masters behind the Wall Street/DC “curtain” have been propping up the Dow/S&P 500 and exerting forcefull downward pressure on the price of gold and silver.  Why gold and silver?  Because gold and silver, for 5,000 years, have been the world’s “alarm system” alerting everyone when something is terribly wrong.

I remember vividly 2008.  Many of you were not involved in the precious metals markets. Inexplicably, the manipulators smashed gold and silver down from their bull market highs in March 2008 very quickly.  Silver was smashed down to $8 after hitting $21 in March.  I remember staring at the futures screen wondering what would stop JPM from taking silver down to zero?

Shortly thereafter AIG and Goldman de facto collapsed and the rest is history, including the fact that former Goldman CEO, Hank Paulson, was “coincidentally” sitting in as Secretary of the Treasury and “coincidentally” came up with a plan for the Taxpayers to bail out Goldman Sachs.  Paulson, after all, was still sitting on about a quarter of a billion dollars worth of warrants on Goldman stock.  This, after he was allowed to sell his GS stock worth $100’s of millions on a tax-free basis.  Just a little “benefit” the elitists bestow upon themselves when their brethren appoint them to a Government post.

Here’s graph that shows the similarities between what happened to gold in a short period of time in 2008 and what has happened since peaking at $1900 in 2011 – click to enlarge:

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It’s pretty easy to see the similar trading pattern with gold in 2008 comparted to the period the summer of 2011 through the fall of 2012.  The only difference is that there was a massive rise in the use of OTC precious metals derivatives that began a couple years ago which has enabled the Fed/Treasury/banks to keep a tight lid on the price of gold and silver and has enabled the criminals running this country to promote a “narrative” of economic recovery.  It’s been nothing but one big lie.

Here’s what happened today with gold and silver – click to enlarge:

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How is it that day after day gold and silver get smashed when the NY Comex floor trading opens?   Does it seem odd that, nearly everyday for the last 4+ years, that at 8:20 a.m. EST all of a sudden the world decides to unload paper gold and silver positions?

How is it at all possible that the price of gold and silver are collapsing like this when China has imported a record amount of gold in the first half of 2015?  China and India combined are importing more gold than is being produced on a daily basis.  India is importing by far a record amount of physical silver.   These countries require the physical delivery of the metal they buy.  It’s not good enough for the bullion banks to offer free vault storage in London or NYC.   The misrepresentation of the true, intrinsic price of gold and silver by the NY and London paper markets is perhaps the greatest fraud in history.

The criminality operating in the U.S. financial markets has become all-pervasive.  The markets just ooze with unfettered theft and wealth confiscation.   The Government doesn’t just “look the other way.”  The Government is the criminal cartel.  Just look at where all the key appointees in a position to enforce the Rule of Law come from.  The Treasury, Justice Department, the SEC – they all come from Wall Street firms or the law firms that make $100’s of millions defending Wall Street firms.   It’s the American version of the Sicilian Mafia running our system!

It’s obvious what is happening to anyone who cares to look at the truth.  This is the end of the end-game. Perhaps Greece has triggered it but it’s irrelevant.  The entire world is over-bloated with catastrophically unpayable amounts of debt.  The IMF has told us that Greece can’t possibly repay its debts.  Huh?   Does the IMF really think the United States can repay its debt load?   Greece has $350 billion of sovereign-issued debt.  The United States has over $18 trillion in “on-balance-sheet” sovereign-issued debt.  It has at least $200 trillion of contingent sovereign-issued liabilities.

The only difference between Greece and the United States is that the United States can unilaterally print its own money.  Literally in unlimited amounts.   Ben Bernanke stated that fact in 2002:  “But the U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost.”  LINK

The system is collapsing.  It has been collapsing.  I believe it’s quite possible that we are seeing the final stages of the end game.  China’s stock market is down 30% since early June.  The prices of oil and copper are crashing.   As I wrote yesterday, oil and copper are the quintessential beacons of relative economic activity.  If their prices are crashing, so is economic activity.

After trading in positive territory overnight, the S&P 500 suddenly plunged shortly before the NYSE opened:

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China suspended trading in its stock market last night. But how is this any different from key HFT ECN’s “breaking” when the market is about to go off a cliff? As Zerohedge always tauntingly reports, the market “breaks:” Broken Market Ignites Momentum

Coincidentally, the market never seems to “break” when its spiking inexorably higher on some fictitiously prepared “good” economic report. Let’s  see if the market “breaks” today in order to stop that waterfall plunge at the open.

Of course, if it doesn’t, are you prepared for the devastating consequences of a collapse?

Retail Investors Are All In, Margin Debt At Record High: Stock Crash Next?

According to TD Ameritrade’s CEO, based on looking at 6.5 million customer accounts the retail investor segment of the stock market is “all in” (link from CNBC).  In terms of statistical analysis, it is highly probable – 99% certain – that this same analysis would apply to retail brokerage accounts at Fidelity, Schwab, Scotrade, etc.  Historically, this has been the fatal signal of an impending stock market crash, especially when coupled with the fact that margin debt on the NYSE is at an all-time record high (source:   Advisor-perspectives.com, edits are mine):

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I’ll let the readers/investors/traders decide for themselves how this is going to play out. But for me it’s only a question of “when?” not “if?” In fact, the above analysis is amplified when you include this fact:

SPX Cash

That graph shows net cash flows out of the stock market. It is highly likely that this net outflow is being driven by smart money which is passing the “crash bag” to retail investors.

Needless to say it would appear that risk/return profile of holding stocks right now highly skewed in favor of an all-out  “SELL” signal.

On another note, a couple months ago I wrote about the fact that the State of Kansas was selling muni bonds at 4% in order to take the cash raised and inject it into its badly underfunded State pension fund and pray for returns in excess of 4% on that money:  LINK.  I believe the current official assumed ROR for all pension funds is 7.5%.

I found out over the weekend that the State of Colorado is doing the same thing with its Public Employee Pension Fund (PERA).  I was chatting with someone who is covered by PERA, someone who understands that public pension funds are desperately underfunded, and she’s terrified that she will never see her retirement money.  She understood exactly what was going with muni bond scheme and that’s it’s nothing but a glorified Ponzi scheme.

This is going on all over the country.  As my link above outlines, several States with larger pension systems than Colorado and Kansas have already implemented these muni-bond Ponzi schemes.   With interest rates on all debt securities not rated for default or near-default now close to zero percent, the only way to achieve RORs greater than the interest cost of the muni bonds is to throw the money into stocks.

As we can see from the above analysis, this will not end well…