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...
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...
Oil, Copper Fade with Risk Trade while Gold Holds Up ahead of G20
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
by Nathalie Huynh of DailyFX
Commodities, stocks gave back gains due to market re-positioning upon macro risk: Brexit, China stimulus, G20 summit. Gold is in favor again
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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A moment of silence for Antonin Scalia. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
One might have expected the...
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...
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...
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...
Dovish Fed Spurs Gold Interests, Oil Undeterred by Stock Build
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
by Nathalie Huynh of DailyFX
Gold is a winner from Fed’s dovish meeting. Oil holds out despite large inventories. Metals sustain gains on China imports optimism
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A Run On The Banks Begins In Italy As Italian Banking Stocks Collapse
January 21st, 2016
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
On your backswing, keep the foot nearest the target on the ground.
Stay in balance throughout your swing...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Although it’s easier to find a job these days, the number of layoffs has risen in early 2015.
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
Oil futures jumped on Thursday, rebounding on the back of what analysts...
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...
Gold Deficits and T-Bond Fantasies
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 –...
Politicians’ class-privilege: armed security
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
The price of bitcoin plunged 20% last week.
A prominent bitcoin developer has labeled the currency a failed experiment...
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
The glory days of gentlemen’s magazines are fading fast.
Penthouse Magazine PHSL, +0.00% , the long-running and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Get ready for the Obama crash of 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...
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’...
Echoes of 1776: Is a Monetary Revolution Coming?
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.”...
Guernsey's Monetary Experiment
(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...
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.
The Time of the Stackers
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...
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...
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...
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...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
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...
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...
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.
Happy New Year!
Year of the Fire Sale
"Buy what has value at the greatest discount
and wait for the...
Wal-Mart pulls plug on smallest store format, shuts 269 stores
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Feeling Abandoned, Saudi Arabia Ups the Ante
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...
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...
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...
Cox: How gun control is like zero interest rates
By Rob Cox
January 5, 2016
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...
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.
U.S. oil stumbled below $30 for the first time in 12 years to levels that threaten the survival of many U.S...
Russia prepares final end to petro-dollar by pricing oil in rubles in new market
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...
Something Has Got To Break
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...
Some Reflections on the Right to Private Property
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...
Should You Think Like an Indian?
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...
Gold forecast: Why gold is still overvalued
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...
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
China’s stock market is off to a rocky start after the Shanghai Composite Index lost 10% last week...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Gold in 2016
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...
Gold And Silver – Why More Important Than When. Going Lower Before Moving Higher.
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...
Clinton Is Selling Uranium From Bundy and Hammond Ranches to Russians to Fund Presidential Campaign
When Donald Trump accused Clinton and Obama of creating ISIS, he was absolutely 100% correct. This fact was undeniably established in 2015 when I interviewed former Army Special...
Internal War Is Now On The Horizon For America
If internationalists were to get their way fully with the world and future historians write their analysis from a globalist perspective of the defunct American nation, they will probably say simply that our collapse was brought about...
"It's A Xanax World,"
Bill Gross Warns Of Demographic Doomsday
"It’s a wonderful life for the 1% and a Xanax existence for the 99," Bill Gross says, bemoaning the pacification of the masses that the (former) bond king likens to "a day at the Coliseum" for Plebian citizens and...
Amman Bundy Is the Next Davy Crockett
At the conclusion of this article, it will be clear to see that the defenders of the federal building in Burns, Oregon, have no way out. Their fate can be likened to Davy Crockett and the Tennessee Volunteers.
The Proverbial Line In the Sand...
Hey up all,
Needed a place to have running commentary for locations on the map.
We now have it in a separate sub-forum devoted to the map.
You can start threads for each particular location as you prefer,
Or just make running commentary regarding the World Map
What were they thinking???
Pictorial Essay: 19 Weapons Of War That Make You Say “HUH???”
Posted on 4th January 2016 by Stucky in Economy
Since the warmongering whores of both the Democrappy and Repukey party are just itching for WWIII, I thought it would be fun to look at some...
12/31/2015 - WILL A CASCADING “CRACKUP-BOOM” START IN THE “PERIPHERAL NATIONS”?
THIS CHART IS REGULARLY IN GORDONTLONG.COM’S MONTHLY MATA REPORT
THE QUESTION TO CONSIDER IS HOW YOU WILL MAKE MONEY WHEN THE CRACK-UP BOOM ARRIVES?
… OR HAS IT ALREADY ARRIVED?
As Zero Hedge...
Markets can remain irrational for a very long time
by Egon von Greyerz
We ended 2015 as yet another year when most investors felt safe with their stocks, bonds, property and other investments. But sentiment can change very quickly and since the year end the Chinese market is down 14%, the S&P...
How China accumulated $28 trillion in debt in such a short time
Jan. 6, 2016, 7:54 AM
REUTERS/StringerHEAVY LOAD: A passenger carries his belongings at a railway station in Kunming, Yunnan province.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch became the most recent financial...
Move Over, El Nino. There's a Crazy New Weather Threat Here
January 6, 2016
The Blob is a new weather pattern impacting climate change. (Photo: AP)
By now, everyone has probably heard about El Niño, and the effects of this weather pattern across the Western Hemisphere. Some are...
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: