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  1. Scorpio

    This Election Year Could Have a “YUGE” Effect on Markets

    This Election Year Could Have a “YUGE” Effect on Markets Ready or not, here they come. Only four months remain before we find out who the next presidential nominees will be and a mere eight months before we elect one of them to lead the world’s largest economy. That means there’s no better...
  2. Scorpio

    Gold up 1 pct, set for best month in four years

    PRECIOUS-Gold up 1 pct, set for best month in four years * Gold up 10.4 pct in February for biggest gain in four years * SPDR fund inflows touch one-year high (Updates throughout, changes dateline from SINGAPORE) By Clara Denina LONDON, Feb 29 Gold rose 1 percent on Monday, boosted by lower...
  3. Scorpio

    Oil, Copper Fade with Risk Trade while Gold Holds Up ahead of G20

    Oil, Copper Fade with Risk Trade while Gold Holds Up ahead of G20 Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by Nathalie Huynh of DailyFX DailyFX.com - Commodities, stocks gave back gains due to market re-positioning upon macro risk: Brexit, China stimulus, G20 summit. Gold is in favor again Talking...
  4. Scorpio

    One view of the debate last evening,

    videos at the link: 3 winners and 2 losers from Saturday night's Republican debate Updated by Dylan Matthews on February 14, 2016, 1:21 a.m. ET @dylanmatt dylan@vox.com Tweet Share (66) + A moment of silence for Antonin Scalia. Spencer Platt/Getty Images One might have expected the...
  5. Scorpio

    What I have been moaning about:

    been yapping about this farce for awhile now and how these companies are 'trading' their own stock rather than running their businesses. and the following was a predestined result IMO, Companies lose billions buying back their own stock Big companies have lost billions buying their own shares...
  6. Scorpio

    Gold hits new 3-month high on global economy concerns

    PRECIOUS-Gold hits new 3-month high on global economy concerns * Gold extends gains after rising 5 pct last week * Gold ETF holders add to physical position -SPDR * Speculators boost bullish bet in COMEX gold to 3-month top (Updates throughout, adds comment, changes dateline to LONDON from...
  7. Scorpio

    Sorry super bowl

    Nice defenses, but 2 quarterbacks that are just not very good. No one throwing the ball down the field, no running games, just nothing going on. Pretty sad what the state of the modern nfl has become,
  8. Scorpio

    Collapse Of Shale Gas Production Has Begun

    ANOTHER NAIL IN THE U.S. EMPIRE COFFIN: Collapse Of Shale Gas Production Has Begun Filed in Energy by SRSrocco on January 28, 2016 • 45 Comments The U.S. Empire is in serious trouble as the collapse of its domestic shale gas production has begun. This is just another nail in a series of nails...
  9. Scorpio

    Dovish Fed Spurs Gold Interests, Oil Undeterred by Stock Build

    Dovish Fed Spurs Gold Interests, Oil Undeterred by Stock Build Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Nathalie Huynh of DailyFX DailyFX.com - Gold is a winner from Fed’s dovish meeting. Oil holds out despite large inventories. Metals sustain gains on China imports optimism Talking Points: Gold...
  10. Scorpio

    One shot dead as FBI arrests Oregon occupation leader, others

    One shot dead as FBI arrests Oregon occupation leader, others Reuters By Curtis Skinner and Dan Whitcomb 2 hrs ago 1/31 SLIDES © Keith Ridler/AP Photo Ammon Bundy, the leader of an armed group occupying the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, was...
  11. Scorpio

    Gold Setting Itself Up for a Breakout on First Day of Fed Meeting?

    Gold Setting Itself Up for a Breakout on First Day of Fed Meeting? Tuesday January 26, 2016 14:48 (Kitco News) - As day one of the year’s first Federal Reserve meeting kicks off, one veteran trader says gold looks like it may be setting itself up for a breakout. Gold futures continued to...
  12. Scorpio

    Gold Hits Peter Hug's Key Point Of $1,122

    Video at link of the discussion, Gold Hits Peter Hug's Key Point Of $1,122 Jan 26, 2016 Guest(s): Peter Hug Director, Global Trading, Kitco Metals A passive Fed, lower oil and continued flux in the global equity markets continue to be price supportive for gold says Kitco Metals’ Global...
  13. Scorpio

    China warns Soros against ‘declaring war’ on its currency

    China warns Soros against ‘declaring war’ on its currency By Sue Chang Published: Jan 26, 2016 4:02 p.m. ET Soros is a man intimately familiar with currency crises Beijing makes it clear that it sees George Soros as a threat and warns him from shorting the yuan in an op-ed published...
  14. Scorpio

    Heads Up, New Specials, Deals in Preps/Firearms/Garden, etc.

    Please use this thread to post current specials only, This is not for informational videos and the like, It is for specials as we have for precious metals. Gracias' Let's find some ways to save
  15. Scorpio

    New Industry Links Page

    At the top in the menu header, we now have a industry links page where we will put up links of 'Goto' sites and locations, adding to it as we all see fit
  16. Scorpio

    1 Man Renovated His Backyard. What It Turned Into Is Incredible.

    1 Man Renovated His Backyard. What It Turned Into Is Incredible. For some folks, they are perfectly okay with a traditional pool in the backyard. However, for Imgur user, VonBubenberg, he wanted something different. In fact, he wanted something MUCH different. Rather than a swimming pool, he...
  17. Scorpio

    IT'S CONFIRMED: Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Coming in 2017

    IT'S CONFIRMED: Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Coming in 2017 Road & Track Bob Sorokanich 1/12/2016 Jeep fans have been clamoring for a Wrangler-based pickup truck for what seems like decades now. For all those years, Jeep teased us with pickup truck concepts, like the Gladiator concept and...
  18. Scorpio

    The Right to Tell the Government to Go to Hell:

    The Right to Tell the Government to Go to Hell: Free Speech in an Age of Government Bullies, Corporate Censors and Compliant Citizens John W. Whitehead “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”― George Orwell Free speech is not...
  19. Scorpio

    Transcript for Mark Hyman, James Gordon, and Penny George — The Evolution of Medicine

    long post, but one might get a bit out of it, should they choose to take the quest, vid at link also Transcript for Mark Hyman, James Gordon, and Penny George — The Evolution of Medicine December 3, 2015 Dr. Mark Hyman: I think one of the biggest scientific discoveries of the last 30 years...
  20. Scorpio

    Migrant crisis: Switzerland defends asset seizure law

    Migrant crisis: Switzerland defends asset seizure law 15 January 2016 The Swiss government has defended its law requiring asylum seekers to hand over assets in excess of $1,000 (£700; €900) following international criticism of similar proposals in Denmark. Assets were reportedly seized in...
  21. Scorpio

    A Run On The Banks Begins In Italy As Italian Banking Stocks Collapse

    A Run On The Banks Begins In Italy As Italian Banking Stocks Collapse January 21st, 2016 Goto comments Leave a comment The Italian financial meltdown that we have been waiting for has finally arrived. For quite a long time I have been warning my readers to watch Italy, and now people are...
  22. Scorpio

    Why Investors Should Still Believe In Gold - ADM Investor Services

    Why Investors Should Still Believe In Gold - ADM Investor Services Friday January 22, 2016 12:42 (Kitco News) - Although the equity-market volatility, which has helped boost gold prices, seems to have calmed Friday, analysts at one futures firm say there still is a bullish case for the yellow...
  23. Scorpio

    Dovish Fed, Market Turmoil To Help Gold Next Week – Analysts

    Dovish Fed, Market Turmoil To Help Gold Next Week – Analysts By Neils Christensen of Kitco News Friday January 22, 2016 16:58 (Kitco News) - Renewed market volatility and the Federal Reserve’s tone following its first monetary policy meeting of the year should help to push gold prices higher...
  24. Scorpio

    The Market Equivalent Of The Classic Flick Jaws

    The Market Equivalent Of The Classic Flick Jaws Friday January 22, 2016 17:44 “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…” That was the famous advertising slogan for the classic sea behemoth mega hit, Jaws. Slightly modified, we have to put that in the form of a question...
  25. Scorpio

    Kansas' highest court voids Wichita marijuana ordinance

    Kansas' highest court voids Wichita marijuana ordinance By Jonathan Stempel 22 hours ago Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor cultivation in Montevideo December 6, 2013. REUTERS/Andres St … By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - The highest court in Kansas on Friday voided a voter-approved...
  26. Scorpio

    Feds: California reservoirs only half full after big storms

    Feds: California reservoirs only half full after big storms By SCOTT SMITH 19 hours ago FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The recent onslaught of El Nino storms only slightly increased the levels of California reservoirs that now stand at half of historic depths for this time of year, federal officials...
  27. BarnacleBob

    How to Shorten Your Backswing

    Instructions Difficulty: Moderate Step 1 Address the ball with your feet a bit further apart. This will help you reduce your hip turn on the backswing and help shorten it. Step 2 On your backswing, keep the foot nearest the target on the ground. Step 3 Stay in balance throughout your swing...
  28. BarnacleBob

    Clark: “Most golfers cannot release the club too soon”

    Golfers hear a lot about release, but I honestly believe that most people do not have a good understanding of what it actually means. Here’s a working working definition of the release as I teach it: THE UNHINGING OF THE WRISTS AND THE ROTATION OF THE FOREARMS IN THE DOWNSWING. Here’s why: At...
  29. BarnacleBob

    Sir Nicks 23 Lesson Tips

    Nick Faldo is considered one of the world's most complete golfers. Throughout his playing career, he analyzed every aspect of his game in search of the perfect swing. And now he shares the techniques behind his winning form and flowing, consistent swing in these high-quality, instructional...
  30. Scorpio

    Commercial Property Boom Forecast to End, With Canada Hit Hard

    Commercial Property Boom Forecast to End, With Canada Hit Hard Katia Dmitrieva katiadmi January 13, 2016 — 3:00 PM CST Is Canada's Commercial Property Boom About to End? Canadian office vacancies to surge, Avison Young reports `The next step is down -- it has to be,' brokerage's CEO says...
  31. Scorpio

    Auction.com Hopes to Grab Bigger Share of Investment Sales Market by Expanding Beyond Distress

    Auction.com Hopes to Grab Bigger Share of Investment Sales Market by Expanding Beyond Distress Jan 20, 2016 Beth Mattson-Teig Auction.com recently announced some big changes ahead for the company, including a name change to Ten-X and major expansion of its online property sales transaction...
  32. Scorpio

    Bitcoin: The Other Crash?

    EDITORIAL Bitcoin: The Other Crash? By Anthony Wile - January 16, 2016 People are grappling with market turmoil after Friday's equity slide, but there was a good deal of action in another financial instrument: Bitcoin. Bitcoin moved down some 10 percent on Friday after one of its significant...
  33. Scorpio

    Scrap Bank of England's powers after century of boom and bust,

    Scrap Bank of England's powers after century of boom and bust, says think-tank UK should return to historic system of "free banking", the Adam Smith Institute argues The Bank of England has targeted inflation for more than two decades Photo: Alamy By Peter Spence, Economics Correspondent...
  34. Scorpio

    The Deflation Monster Has Arrived

    The Deflation Monster Has Arrived And it sure looks angry by Chris Martenson Friday, January 15, 2016, 7:53 PM Tags: bonds, bubble, central banks, crash, crisis, debt, Fed, Federal Reserve, financial crisis, recession, stocks As we’ve been warning for quite a while (too long for my taste): the...
  35. Scorpio

    Jobless claims jump to 7-month high

    Jobless claims jump to 7-month high By Jeffry Bartash Published: Jan 21, 2016 8:59 a.m. ET New applications for unemployment benefits rise 10,000 to 293,000 Getty Images Although it’s easier to find a job these days, the number of layoffs has risen in early 2015. WASHINGTON...
  36. Scorpio

    Oil surges above $30 on ‘oversold’ conditions, Libya attacks

    Oil surges above $30 on ‘oversold’ conditions, Libya attacks By Myra P. Saefong, Georgi Kantchev, and Jenny W. Hsu Published: Jan 21, 2016 12:06 p.m. ET EIA: U.S. crude supply up 4 million barrels Getty Images Oil futures jumped on Thursday, rebounding on the back of what analysts...
  37. Scorpio

    Crumbling, Destitute Schools Threaten Detroit’s Recovery

    Crumbling, Destitute Schools Threaten Detroit’s Recovery 14 / 18 The New York Times By JULIE BOSMAN 14 hrs ago 1/4 SLIDES © Salwan Georges for The New York Times The gymnasium floor at Charles L. Spain school in the Midtown neighborhood of Detroit is buckled and partially ripped out...
  38. BarnacleBob

    Short and Long of the Left Thumb

    Short and Long of the Left Thumb:
  39. BarnacleBob

    Pump Drill to Create Lag

    Golf Swing Pump Drill To Create Lag:
  40. Scorpio

    Planet’s heat record shattered — and 2016 likely to be even warmer

    Planet’s heat record shattered — and 2016 likely to be even warmer San Francisco Chronicle By Kurtis Alexander 1 hr ago 6 / 39 © Noaa, NOAA Last year was the planet's hottest since record-keeping began in 1880, according to NASA and NOAA. Last year was far and away the hottest the planet...
  41. Scorpio

    Gold Breaches R18000/oz in South Africa, Up 11% In Two Weeks!

    Gold Breaches R18000/oz in South Africa, Up 11% In Two Weeks! Steve St Angelo The price of Gold breached R 18,000/oz for the first time ever on the 11th of January 2016 in South Africa (R = Rand). It is currently standing on R 18,239/oz. Let’s take a look at the price of Gold in South...
  42. Scorpio

    Gold Deficits and T-Bond Fantasies

    Gold Deficits and T-Bond Fantasies Gary Christenson Fantasy #1: My name is John Q. Public. I live a good life, make lots of money (never mind how) and have debts such as a mortgage on a great house – $375,000, a Cessna – $150,000 (my air force), and a sweet little two mast sailing ship –...
  43. Scorpio

    Politicians’ class-privilege: armed security

    Politicians’ class-privilege: armed security Jon Rappoport Politicians’ class-privilege: armed security A winding circus tour through the ever-popular gun issue Logic, polemic, non-sequiturs, popcorn, and burning-ass syndrome If you can’t have guns, you can have mind control Who is the...
  44. BarnacleBob

    Straight Left Arm Trick

    One of the defining elements, the hallmark of a great golf swing, is a straight left arm. There is a direct relationship between a straight left arm and how well one plays our game. A straight left arm provides a wider arc which provides more power and consistency. Think of an accordion door...
  45. Scorpio

    Will 2016 be the year the Fed fails?

    Monday, January 18, 2016 Will 2016 be the year the Fed fails? To many economists, the biggest mistake the Fed has made has been a lack of aggression in raising interest rates. After all, they reason, the U.S. job market is as strong as it has been since 2007 and the economy, even if...
  46. Scorpio

    Rural Oregon’s Lost Prosperity Gives Standoff a Distressed Backdrop

    Rural Oregon’s Lost Prosperity Gives Standoff a Distressed Backdrop 14 / 23 The New York Times By KIRK JOHNSON 14 hrs ago An abandoned timber mill outside Burns, Ore. Oregon lost about three-fourths of its timber mills between 1980 and 2010. BURNS, Ore. — One of the largest wood mills in...
  47. Scorpio

    Forget $20 - Oil Prices At $8 Per Barrel In Canada

    Forget $20 - Oil Prices At $8 Per Barrel In Canada By Charles Kennedy Posted on Thu, 14 January 2016 18:03 | 2 Where is the cheapest crude oil in the world? And how low can you get that barrel of oil? WTI has declined to $30 per barrel, the lowest level in more than 12 years. But heavy oil...
  48. Scorpio

    Is bitcoin broken? Prominent developer cashes out

    Is bitcoin broken? Prominent developer cashes out By Paul Vigna Published: Jan 17, 2016 7:23 p.m. ET Cybercurrency roiled by network congestion issues Bloomberg News The price of bitcoin plunged 20% last week. A prominent bitcoin developer has labeled the currency a failed experiment...
  49. Scorpio

    Penthouse to shutter print edition after 50-year run

    Penthouse to shutter print edition after 50-year run By Lukas I. Alpert Published: Jan 18, 2016 10:49 a.m. ET Only digital format will be offered Bloomberg News/Landov The glory days of gentlemen’s magazines are fading fast. Penthouse Magazine PHSL, +0.00% , the long-running and...
  50. Scorpio

    Crowdfunding is changing Real Estate

    RealtyShares Now Lets Investors Put Money Into Individual Real Estate Markets Posted Jan 28, 2015 by Ryan Lawler (@ryanlawler), Contributor About a year ago, RealtyShares launched as a new way for investors to put small amounts of money into real estate projects, kind of like a “LendingClub...
  51. Scorpio

    Just 62 people own as much wealth as half the world’s population: Oxfam

    Just 62 people own as much wealth as half the world’s population: Oxfam By Barbara Kollmeyer Published: Jan 18, 2016 10:58 a.m. ET The wealthiest have gained a half a trillion dollars in five years World Economic Forum Oxfam’s report on inequality is aimed at swaying the political and...
  52. Scorpio

    France's Hollande sets out plan to tackle 'economic emergency'

    France's Hollande sets out plan to tackle 'economic emergency' AFP Yoan Valat 3 hrs ago 1 / 25 © Provided by AFP French President Francois Hollande unveiled details of his job creation scheme at the Economic, Social and Environemental Council in Paris, on January 18, 2016 President...
  53. Scorpio

    How Gold Got Its Groove Back

    Please note: The Frank Talk articles listed below contain historical material. The data provided was current at the time of publication. For current information regarding any of the funds mentioned in these presentations, please visit the appropriate fund performance page. How Gold Got Its...
  54. Scorpio

    Could the unthinkable happen in 2016?

    Monday, January 11, 2016 Could the unthinkable happen in 2016? The most important question investors should be asking at this point isn’t whether the secular bull market which began in 2009 is over, but whether continued equity market weakness in 2016 will lead to the unthinkable, namely an...
  55. Scorpio

    Get ready for the Obama crash of 2016

    Get ready for the Obama crash of 2016 13.01.2016 By Ron Holland "With all of the quick fixes in our nation's economy, Americans may soon have to pay a heavy price. Holland expects that when the crash, which he refers to in his latest report as the "Greenspan Crash," occurs, the initial...
  56. Scorpio

    Stay the Course! Which One?

    Stay the Course! Which One? Axel Merk, Merk Investments January 13, 2016 Each time I hear someone suggest investors should ‘stay the course’ as markets tank, I fear such well-intentioned advice fails to adequately capture the predicament investors are in. Worse, the ‘stay the course’...
  57. Scorpio

    Echoes of 1776: Is a Monetary Revolution Coming?

    Echoes of 1776: Is a Monetary Revolution Coming? Stefan Gleason Is America on the cusp of a revolution that will usher in a new monetary order? The lessons of history tell us that no fiat currency retains its value for long or lasts forever. And as Shakespeare noted, “what’s past is prologue.”...
  58. Scorpio

    Guernsey's Monetary Experiment

    Guernsey's Monetary Experiment Louis Even (Editor's Note: Out of the thousands of essays and articles that we have posted on "the Bear" over the years, this one provides the most simple and understandable explanation of the differences between a fiat currency (backed by nothing) issued by the...
  59. Scorpio

    This guy has been at it as long was we have,

    Outstanding guy, and has been a player in our corner for years, constantly putting up quality information. Just passing the story on for others that may get some help out of it, --------------- Thank you for caring enough about the Silver Bear Cafe and it's editor, to be reading this. As...
  60. Scorpio

    The Time of the Stackers

    The Time of the Stackers Jeffrey Bennett The past few years have been challenging times for most of us in the coin and precious metals business. The US$ price of gold has been in retreat since 2011, but sometimes we have to look at the big picture, and reexamine our premises to remember why...
  61. Scorpio

    Eureka Moment

    Eureka Moment Theodore Butler Over the past month, there have been at least three separate occasions in which silver rallied sharply in a single day, only to lose most of those gains the next day. On another occasion silver rallied over several days, only to lose its gains in one day. This...
  62. Scorpio

    Crude Oil below $30, pulling world stocks materially down

    Crude Oil below $30, pulling world stocks materially down Imes of India New York (Jan 16) Oil prices dove below $30 a barrel yesterday, dragging major equity indices around the world sharply lower, as fears of a global slowdown amid a crude supply glut roiled markets and unsettled investors...
  63. Scorpio

    Equity Market Musings

    Equity Market Musings from: Market Anthropology Despite last weeks historic travails, there has been no rest for the weary - as equity markets remain volatile and under pressure through most of this weeks early sessions. Finding a late day bid on Monday deep around 1900 on the S&P 500, the...
  64. Scorpio

    High-Quality Issuers Are Beginning To Come To Market—And Are Making Progress

    Sprott's Thoughts Thursday, January 14, 2016 Gwen Preston High-Quality Issuers Are Beginning To Come To Market—And Are Making Progress Looking back on mining & resources in 2015, one change stands out. At the beginning of the year most companies – explorers, developers, and producers – were...
  65. Scorpio

    Gold And Silver - NWO: Public Be Damned, Preferably Dead.

    Gold And Silver - NWO: Public Be Damned, Preferably Dead. Friday, January 15, 2016 by Michael Noonan of Edge Trader Plus Saturday 16 January 2016 In the midst of this political and economic maelstrom that appears to be reaching its peak since the pivotal 9/11 "attack" on the US, when the...
  66. Scorpio

    Freegold and gold prices 2016

    This is from the FOFOA blog, references gold, projections, and freegold. All credit to him and his work, and he/she has subscription based access also. http://fofoa.blogspot.com/ Happy New Year! 2016 Year of the Fire Sale "Buy what has value at the greatest discount and wait for the...
  67. Scorpio

    Wal-Mart pulls plug on smallest store format, shuts 269 stores

    Wal-Mart pulls plug on smallest store format, shuts 269 stores Reuters Nathan Layne 3 hrs ago Wal-Mart said Friday it will pull the plug on its smallest store format, Walmart Express, and close 269 locations as it contends with higher costs in its home market of the United States and...
  68. Scorpio

    The 100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop

    The 100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop Nature and humankind are both great artists, and when they join forces, amazing masterpieces can be produced. Today Bright Side has collected for you works in which the combined efforts of mother nature and photographic artists have...
  69. Scorpio

    Rare dime sells for nearly $2M at auction in Tampa

    Rare dime sells for nearly $2M at auction in Tampa Tamara Lush, Associated Press Updated 8:48 am, Friday, January 8, 2016 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Whatever disparaging cliche you've heard about the lowly dime — dime a dozen, nickel and dimed, dime's worth of difference — it's not true of this...
  70. Scorpio

    Saudi’s New King: Establishing Legitimacy Through Murder, Hate and War

    Saudi’s New King: Establishing Legitimacy Through Murder, Hate and War January 6, 2016 by Richard Silverstein 34 Comments Since Saudi Arabia’s King Salman became monarch last year, he has taken steps to proclaim that he will be a tough, strong, conservative ruler. He has adopted a truculent...
  71. Scorpio

    The Shrinking Global Economy, In Three Charts

    The Shrinking Global Economy, In Three Charts by John Rubino on January 10, 2016 · 13 Comments Regular contributor Michael Pollaro offers three more charts which tell a story that’s both disturbing and apparently misunderstood by a lot of mainstream analysts. The US trade deficit (exports...
  72. Scorpio

    Feeling Abandoned, Saudi Arabia Ups the Ante

    Feeling Abandoned, Saudi Arabia Ups the Ante John Browne Posted Jan 14, 2016 Last week a major diplomatic crisis developed between Saudi Arabia and Iran over the Saudi execution of Nimr al Nimr, a charismatic Shiite cleric and anti-Sunni political activist. Nimr's execution was an important...
  73. Scorpio

    Hyperinflation Yes, But Not Where We Expected

    Hyperinflation Yes, But Not Where We Expected Keith Barron 1 day ago Market Commentary 1 Comment 8,014 Views Up, up and away…my beautiful, my beautiful balloon! For the many disciples of Austrian Economics who read this Blog, yes I feel as cheated, bamboozled and perplexed about the prices...
  74. Scorpio

    Theory

    So I have this theory, That the gold standard was replaced by the 'oil' or petro dollar standard, as the gold standard was found wanting and too 'limiting', shall we say, in the face of fiat desire to expand. That worked for 40-45 years or so, and now we come up on a new point in time, where...
  75. Scorpio

    Cox: How gun control is like zero interest rates

    Cox: How gun control is like zero interest rates By Rob Cox January 5, 2016 Tags: gun control | guns | interest rates | smith & wesson | U.S. politics The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. As President Barack Obama heads into his final year in...
  76. Scorpio

    Oil's slide below $30 sends shockwaves far and wide

    Oil's slide below $30 sends shockwaves far and wide NEW YORK | By Catherine Ngai and Jessica DiNapoli An oil well is seen near Denver, Colorado February 2, 2015. Reuters/Rick Wilking U.S. oil stumbled below $30 for the first time in 12 years to levels that threaten the survival of many U.S...
  77. Scorpio

    Russia prepares final end to petro-dollar by pricing oil in rubles in new market

    Russia prepares final end to petro-dollar by pricing oil in rubles in new market The Examiner Cracks widen for dollar as Iran and India to settle oil outside petro-dollar The U.S. controlled petro-dollar system has been in place since 1973 when former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger...
  78. Scorpio

    Something Has Got To Break

    Something Has Got To Break Gail Tverberg Actuary Gail Tverberg explains the tight correlation between the rates of GDP growth and growth in energy supply. For decades, energy has been becoming more costly to obtain, and instead of accepting lower GDP growth, we have been using debt to fund...
  79. Scorpio

    Some Reflections on the Right to Private Property

    Some Reflections on the Right to Private Property Tibor Machan Private Property Rights The first step in the destruction of capitalism must be the abolition of the right to private property. Marx and Engels were clear about this in The Communist Manifesto. And many who sympathize with...
  80. Scorpio

    Should You Think Like an Indian?

    Should You Think Like an Indian? Jeff Thomas email: jeff.thomas1066@gmail.com Posted Jan 11, 2016 For centuries, East Indians have regarded gold as the primary source of wealth. All Indians own gold if they can afford to. They keep it as close as possible, sometimes in coin form, but often...
  81. Scorpio

    Gold forecast: Why gold is still overvalued

    Gold forecast: Why gold is still overvalued Ken Ticehurst Posted Jan 12, 2016 Last week saw an unexpected move up in gold and it ended the week outside our forecast range for the first time in a while. We have had a good run recently maintaining our bearish stance and following this long term...
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    China stocks drop again, dragging Asian markets

    China stocks drop again, dragging Asian markets By Chao Deng and Kate Geenty Published: Jan 11, 2016 2:14 a.m. ET Asian markets continue to slide after volatile week AFP/Getty Images China’s stock market is off to a rocky start after the Shanghai Composite Index lost 10% last week...
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    Stock Market Crash 2016: This Is The Worst Start To A Year For Stocks Ever

    Stock Market Crash 2016: This Is The Worst Start To A Year For Stocks Ever By Michael Snyder, on January 7th, 2016 We have never had a year start the way that 2016 has started. In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 have both posted their worst four-day starts to a...
  84. Scorpio

    Markets Are Correcting Hard

    Markets Are Correcting Hard An assessment of the risks of things getting worse from here by Chris Martenson Friday, January 8, 2016, 12:41 AM Tags: bubble, China, correction, crash, crisis, deflation, Markets, stocks The long-awaited global financial market correction has arrived. We are...
  85. Scorpio

    MARKET CRASH - last week was the 2nd and FINAL WARNING...

    MARKET CRASH - last week was the 2nd and FINAL WARNING... originally published January 10th, 2016 Click here for a printable version of this article. Many were talking about the market crashing last week and the mainstream financial press were waxing hysterical, but as we will now see the...
  86. Scorpio

    2016 Economic Predictions: Year of the Epocalypse

    2016 Economic Predictions: Year of the Epocalypse An economic apocalypse upon us. My 2016 economic predictions provide the full explanation as to why 2016 will be the year of the Epocalypse — a word that encompasses the roots “economic, epoch, collapse” and “apocalypse.” I needed a word big...
  87. Scorpio

    During A Currency Crisis, This Is Tremendously Helpful

    During A Currency Crisis, This Is Tremendously Helpful L Todd Wood As Canada suffers through a currency crisis, one notable result is the tremendous benefits of holding gold. How does this apply to you? Gold always works during a currency crisis. It has been proven over and over again...
  88. Scorpio

    Gold in 2016

    Gold in 2016 Alasdair Macleod Advance signs of a global slump in economic activity emerged in 2015. Furthermore, the dollar's strength, coupled with widening credit spreads confirms a global tendency for dollar-denominated debt to contract. These developments typically precede an economic...
  89. Scorpio

    Gold And Silver – Why More Important Than When. Going Lower Before Moving Higher.

    Gold And Silver – Why More Important Than When. Going Lower Before Moving Higher. Michael Noonan When the globalist’s central bankers are in control, primarily the US/UK, they are proving their ability to supersede the natural forces of supply and demand with impunity. When they have the...
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    Clinton Is Selling Uranium From Bundy and Hammond Ranches to Russians to Fund Presidential Campaign

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    World Gold Silver Map Locations

    Locations of metal endeavors across the world. Use the interactive map to get more. The map is fully interactive, scroll in and out for detail, and take a spin around the world. Screenshots follow from the top menu bar: