, GOLD SILVER LIBERTY: 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018

What Goes Around, Comes Around: Unfolding At Record Speed


In a recent article, I discussed the continuing deterioration of politics around the world, most notably within the United States and how new, greasy tactics of deceit and foul play have been adopted, changing the rules of the game forever.

This is truly saying a lot, considering the fact that for decades, the general public has been well aware of just how corrupt and dirty politics has become. 

But today's new normality makes the old way of doing business look like an opening act.

Just a few shorts weeks ago I pointed out how elements of the far left are pushing the Democratic party further and further towards a point of no return. They are forcing the party as a whole to adopt strategies that are utterly and completely changing the rules of the game.

This as I stated, is going to come at drastic cost to Western societies as a whole, as the civilities of old continue to be disintegrated.

Already, Republicans are beginning to fight back and use their own forms of "dirty" tactics. Proving my predication faster than even I would of estimated, increasing the risk of instability significantly.

On December 10th, we saw congress grill Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai, who has not been shy in the fact that Google, by and large has a predominately leftist leaning. 

A truly scary thought given the fact that they are considered the "custodians of truth" in today's modern age.

This hearing, although proving little, did put the CEO of Google on the national stage and gave a face to what many see as a faceless corporation. It also opened many's eyes to the reality that perhaps everything is not as it seems, and just maybe, bias does exist in the largest custodian of information that this world has ever seen.

In the past, I have highlighted the bias and corruption that is currently plaguing Silicon Valley elites, as they succumb to group think, showcasing how they can actively control what people are thinking, through manipulating search results, or simply by what they choose to promote.

Now today, we see Republicans once again ratcheting up their retaliation, targeting not only one of the left's biggest allies, but rather some of their key players.

Testifying in front of Congress, Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, will be bringing forth a number of damning charges against both Bill and Hillary Clinton, as he claims to have numerous whistle blowers from within the Clinton Foundation, who state they have evidence of extreme corruption and illegal activities.

The Hill reports the following;

"Evidence was assembled by a private firm called MDA Analytics LLC, run by accomplished ex-federal criminal investigators, who alleged the Clinton Foundation engaged in illegal activities and may be liable for millions of dollars in delinquent taxes and penalties.

In addition to the IRS, the firm’s partners have had contact with prosecutors in the main Justice Department in Washington and FBI agents in Little Rock, Ark. And last week, a federal prosecutor suddenly asked for documents from their private investigation.

The 48-page submission, dated Aug. 11, 2017, supports its claims with 95 exhibits, including internal legal reviews that the foundation conducted on itself in 2008 and 2011.

Those reviews flagged serious concerns about legal compliance, improper commingling of personal and charity business and “quid pro quo” promises made to donors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of State."

If these allegations are proven truthful, Trump's justice department will have no choice but to act.

This, as I warned, is exactly what I thought would begin to happen moving into the future, as the Democratic party has adopted this personal targeting strategy as their own. 

Retaliation was undoubtedly going to follow, and already we are seeing that it is.

With the Democratic party recently threatening President Trump with jail time, after he leaves office, I believe they have opened up the flood gates and must now prepare themselves for an anything goes blood fest.

Trump knows that he is now fighting for his life, and unfortunately for the Democratic party, he still holds the upper hand, at least in the short term. 

They have backed him into a corner, and he has no choice but to use every tactic at his disposal.

Washington, as a whole is filled with shady dealings and cases of corruption, just waiting to have the curtain pulled back on them, exposing them to the public forever.

As I have previously stated, get ready for a brutally chaotic and yes, violent run up to the 2020 elections

It isn't 2019 yet, and already things are beginning to unfold even more rapidly than I could of predicted. Hold onto to your seats, things are going to get messy.

- As first seen on the Sprott Money Blog

Friday, December 14, 2018

Michael Pento: The Fed Will Pursue Radical Inflation Moving Forward


Money manager Michael Pento says things are going to get much worse from here. Pento explains, “They understand when the stock market goes down, consumption and the wealth effect crumble, and the economy is going to falter. 

So, they are going to have to pursue a radical inflation goal. ” So, what is going to happen to the price of gold and silver? 

Pento says, “When they do this and they (the Fed) have to change and go from draining its balance sheet and admit that they have permanently monetized $4.5 trillion of debt, and they will only be able to increase the size of their balance sheet and never be able to drain it and never be able to raise interest rates.

Gold and silver that has long been suffering are going to rip higher like they have never done before. Gold and silver and the mining shares are going to go like a rocket ship, higher.

If I was a poor guy or a rich guy who wanted to preserve his purchasing power, I would be buying physical gold and silver, and mostly gold.”

- Source, USA Watchdog

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Deep State Destroyed Chances Of Trade Deal With China, Stocks Tank As A Result


Somebody out there apparently does not want President Trump to make a trade deal with China. Just after U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to suspend the implementation of new tariffs for 90 days, one of China’s most important tech executives was literally kidnapped as she was changing planes in Canada. 

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was simply on her way to Mexico, but at the urging of U.S. authorities the Canadians grabbed her and are refusing to let her go. Reportedly, the plan is to extradite her to the United States where she will apparently face charges relating to Huawei’s evasion of U.S. sanctions against Iran. 

When Trump was negotiating face to face with the Chinese, he was not aware that this was taking place. So now all of Trump’s hard work is out the window, and our relations with the Chinese are probably the worst that they have been since the Korean War.

If U.S. authorities wanted to punish Huawei, they should have just slapped a big fine on them and have been done with it.

The Chinese would have been annoyed, but not that much damage would have been done.

But kidnapping a high profile member of Chinese tech loyalty and throwing her in prison is something that the Chinese will not forgive.

The Chinese are a deeply nationalistic people, and the kidnapping of Meng Wanzhou is being treated as a grave national insult in China. If the goal of the Deep State was to really upset the Chinese, they picked a perfect target. The following comes from Robert Wenzel

“This is a really big deal. Ms. Meng is by birth and position a member of China’s corporate royalty,” David Mulroney, a former Canadian ambassador to China, is quoted by TGM as having said.

According to TGM, Meng, 46, who also goes by the name Sabrina, was appointed CFO of Huawei in 2011 and is also one of four deputy chairs. She appears to be being groomed for the top job at Shenzhen-based Huawei, which is now the world’s second-largest maker of telecommunications equipment.

Just imagine how Americans would feel if China kidnapped a high profile member of our tech royalty and multiply that outrage by about 10.

Until Meng Wanzhou is let go, there is not going to be any deal with China. Many Americans are not familiar with Huawei, but they are essentially China’s version of Apple or Microsoft. The following originally comes from CNN

Huawei is one of the world’s biggest makers of smartphones and networking equipment. It is at the heart of China’s ambitions to reduce its reliance on foreign technology and become an innovation powerhouse in its own right.

The country is pumping hundreds of billions into its “Made in China 2025” plan, which aims to make China a global leader in industries such as robotics, electric cars and computer chips. The introduction of 5G wireless technology, which hinges on Huawei, is a top priority.

Meng Wanzhou is not just the CFO of the company. She is also the daughter of the founder of the company and she is considered to be a hero by millions of Chinese.

So what in the world is the Deep State thinking? Are we going to start regularly kidnapping individuals that work for foreign corporations that have somehow violated U.S. laws?

And should Americans expect the same treatment? How would you like it if your mother or daughter was kidnapped while changing planes in a foreign country because the company that she works for had committed some sort of violation?

I don’t want to make it sound like Huawei is perfectly innocent, because they aren’t. But this is a move that is not just going to ensure a nightmarish trade war with China. Ultimately, things could get a whole lot worse than that.

At this point, the Chinese have summoned the U.S. ambassador and have formally demanded Meng Wanzhou’s release


The Chinese foreign ministry on Sunday summoned U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad to protest the detention of a senior tech executive by the Canadian authorities “at the unreasonable behest of the United States.”

Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng demanded the release of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, who is accused by U.S. officials of attempting to circumvent U.S. sanctions on Iran.

It would be wonderful if Meng Wanzhou was released, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen.

So now our relationship with China is officially in the toilet, and this is one of the factors that could push stock prices much lower once again this week. In fact, as I write this article Dow futures are way down


U.S. stock futures fell on Sunday night as traders feared an intensifying trade war between the United States and China.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures dropped 197 points, implying a decline of 173.95 points at Monday’s open. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures also declined. The losses would add to a steep decline from last week.

This current “correction” was supposed to be over by the time December rolled around, but instead stock prices accelerated their decline last week.

And many of those that work in financial circles are starting to use language that is much more pessimistic than we have become accustomed to seeing. Here is just one example

“We’re very mindful once again where we’re at in the cycle,” Gregory Carmichael, chief executive of the Cincinnati-based lender Fifth Third, said at a conference last week. “We’re well positioned to deal with the downturn in the economy, and we’ll be very cautious.”

I don’t know what “well positioned to deal with the downturn in the economy” means exactly, but it sounds nice.

It frustrates me that so few people seem to understand the gravity of the situation that we are facing. Our stores are filled with cheap products that come from China and they own more than a trillion dollars of our national debt. The two largest economies in the entire world are decoupling from one another, and if the Chinese conclude that they are not able to salvage the relationship then they will rapidly become an exceedingly dangerous enemy.

This is a major turning point, and the kidnapping of Meng Wanzhou has put us on a road that doesn’t lead anywhere good. Hopefully things can rapidly be fixed, because if not, events are likely to start escalating quite dramatically.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Real Donald Trump Exposed... Who is He?


Gene Ho was the official campaign photographer for Donald J. Trump during Trump's two year run for the Presidency. Gene had total access and got a unique insiders look at the REAL Donald J. Trump. This is his story.

- Source, SGT Report

Saturday, December 8, 2018

2020 Elections Forecast: Expect Extreme Violence and Chaos


The Democrats and the Republicans are both positioning themselves for the next leg of the race, in the never ending cycle of political jockeying.

This should come as no surprise, as the 2020 elections will be here before we know it and once again, people will be taking to the street, campaigning for their candidate of choice in what will most certainly go down as one of the most violent, vicious elections this world has ever seen.

The left, still has no clear message, and is being driven further and further towards what appears to the average person to be a deep state of insanity, or as others call it, Trump derangement syndrome.

Sadly, this move is being exasperated by the MSM media, who have fully cast off any regard for unbiased, real reporting. 

Declaring their full allegiance to the Democratic party, no matter the cost to their long term prosperity, they have gone "all in", alienating a large percentage of the population of the United States, who now view them as the "enemy" and will never trust them again.

The right on the other hand, have gone all in on Trump, who seemingly can do no wrong in their eyes, despite his many downfalls. 

They view him as the anti globalist candidate, who is taking a battering ram to the "old establishment", while at the same time, is being constantly dogged by the MSM and even members of his own party, known as "never Trumpers".

Despite being the President of the United States, this puts Trump in a unique position of opportunity for the upcoming 2020 elections, the position of "underdog".

Because of this fact, his base will feel sympathetic towards him and will not be complacent, as was the left during the 2018 elections. They will feel that the entire system is rigged against them and will put their full force into campaigning and voting for their President.

The left, will also not be complacent and I expect them to become increasingly more erratic and violent in the run up to the 2020 elections. 

They believe the never ending stream of propaganda spouted by the MSM, and will adopt extreme strategies to shut down opposing voices, some of whom will even come from their own more centrist base.

This is going to lead to massive clashes, as groups similar to both the Proud Boys on the right and ANTIFA on the left swell in size, leading to monstrous, bloody battles in the streets, resulting in high levels of damage to public property.

During this period of time, President Trump will call for calm, while at the same time, he will not fully condemn those he views as allies. 

The MSM will of course adopt the same tactic, condemning right wing elements, while at the same time taking a "soft gloves" approach to the bad actors on the left.

Meanwhile, those of us who consider ourselves centrist will be pressured to "pick" a side, as fear begins to escalate, some will do so, while others will resist, keeping a sound mind and shaking their head all the while.

This violence will make the recent gyrations seen in the broad markets, of which are growing increasingly more and more unstable with the almost daily escalating geopolitical uncertainty, look like child's play.

Sadly, this is not a forecast that I would like to make. But unfortunately as I stated many times in the past, things are going to get a lot worse, before they get better. 

Prepare accordingly and don't say you weren't warned. Chaos is coming.

- Source, as first seen on the Sprott Money Blog

Friday, December 7, 2018

Gold Will Rally 22% In 2019, It Will Outperform Everything


2019 will see the start of a new bull cycle for gold and push the metal up to $1,500 an ounce, said E.B. Tucker, director of Metalla Royalty & Streaming. 

“To make big money in this market, you have to see the cycles. Nothing changes. 

We’ve had three big cycles in gold since 2000 and we’re about to have another one,” Tucker told Kitco News. 

Tucker said that the next cycle peak could reach $1,900 an ounce, but that won’t happen next year. 

“We’re calling for $1,500 next year, that’s a 22% increase in the price of gold, it’ll be one of the best performing markets in a very, very volatile year for equities,” he said.

- Source, Kitco News

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Richard Maybury: Surviving and Profiting from Internet Warfare


Richard Maybury discusses how we can protect ourselves against internet intrusions as individuals and governments seek to protect their sovereign rights.

- Source, Jay Taylor Media

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Is General Electric Signaling That The Next Crisis In Corporate Bonds & Debt is Starting?


Jason talks about his research into GE and how there's a much larger problem in corporate bonds and corporate debt than just General Electric (GE).


Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Complete Disarray of US Politics: What Goes Around, Comes Around



As we have seen since President Trump took office, the Democratic party has used every trick in the book, attempting to bog down his administration and keep his party, which at the time, had a majority in both the House and the Senate, from achieving their goals. To a large degree this has worked, yet, not entirely.

Despite their best efforts, and the unprecedented amount of assistance that they have unarguably received from the Mainstream Media, the latter of which has forever exposed themselves as nothing more than partisan puppets, President Trump has pushed on and achieved many successes.

The fact that he has achieved anything at all, is truly stunning. Especially given the tidal wave of resistance that he receives on a daily basis, orchestrated by the DC establishment and the forces behind them.

Yet, even though the Democrats have been successful in many regards, and have bogged down the Republican Administration, this has not come without its cost, which in the future, the whole world is going to pay for.

You see, these tactics that have been adopted, which many classify as "dirty" or "disgusting", are a double edged sword, and as Senator Lindsey Graham recently pointed out, they are going to regret the day they ever chose to go this route.

Since taking office, President Trump has attempted to weather this storm as best as he could, taking a massive beating in the process and noticeably became more and more irritated as time went on.

I believe, he has finally come to his senses and the realization that he cannot and will not be able to work hand in hand with his opponents. 

This means that moving forward, you can expect to see a lot more of "campaign" Trump, as he turns away from the approach he has been taking and turns more into what got him elected. A free wheeling, sometimes apparently, loose cannon.

The straw that broke the camels back was the emboldening of the Democratic party, as they retook the House, a scenario that I and many others predicated would happen.

Since that day, there has been an ever increasing amount of calls from within the Democratic party to investigate Trump and his family on every level, using whatever tools are available to them.

This tactic, will not end well for the American people, and could possibly upset the entire apple cart, which is already incredibly precarious and unstable, as President Trump and the Republican party fight back in full force.

Indicating that he would do just this in a recent interview with The Post, he stated the following;

“If they go down the presidential harassment track, if they want go and harass the president and the administration, I think that would be the best thing that would happen to me. I’m a counter-puncher and I will hit them so hard they’d never been hit like that,”

Going on further, he explained during the interview that he has a number of "bombshell" reports that he is just waiting to declassify, reports that would be devastating to the Democratics and expose extreme corruption from within their party.

Whether or not this is a bluff, or not, is unknown, however given the level of corruption within DC, on both sides of the aisle, I would lean towards the side of caution and believe that there is most certainly some truth to his threats.

Democrats know this as well, and just the thought of being exposed for their many secrets and wrong doings, may just be enough to make them second guess themselves and wonder what "dirt" Trump has on them.

Remember, the powers that the President has to access classified information is vast and powerful. He still has and will have many tricks at his disposal and with a stroke of a pen, can inflict serious damage against his opponents.

Still, the true damage is not going to be felt in the short term, but rather in the long term, as I previously alluded to. The genie is out of the bottle and there is no going back.

Which is exactly why, now more than ever, it is important to be dollar cost averaging into both gold bullion and silver bullion, month after month, year after year, as the entire system could implode, if civility isn't restored.

To think for a moment that when the roles are reversed and the Democrats take power, that the Republicans will not behave in a similar manner as the left have moving forward, is foolish and irrational. They will.

Hopefully, just hopefully, sanity will be restored and rational minds will prevail, before it is too late and the entire system systematically destroys itself, from within. Wishful thinking, I know.

- As first seen on the Sprott Money Blog

Friday, November 30, 2018

Bill Holter: Mad Max World Possible as Unpayable Debt Bubble Pops


There is going to be a reset of this unpayable debt, and financial writer and precious metals expert Bill Holter contends, “It’s going to happen, and I hope for not a very long period of time. 

I am hoping it’s just a two week or four week event where the system goes down and goes back up. If I am wrong, then you are looking at a Mad Max world.

Basically, nothing works. Your electricity doesn’t work. Your car may or may not work. We may have an EMP or it will work until you run out of gas. 

When credit breaks down, then distribution breaks down. If credit doesn’t come back up, then distribution is gone. 

That means every Walmart, every grocery store is empty. Basically, you are on your own.” In closing, Holter warns, “The balloon has already been popped. 

The pin has popped the bubble, and now we are just going to work its way out. 

The workout, by the way, is going to be a complete and utter financial collapse. It is a house of cards, and it is all going to end up flat.”

- Source, USA Watchdog

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Time Has Run Out for the Markets... Again


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the latest newsletter from the capitulated bull market bear, Albert Edwards, who says that, perhaps, too many were focused on the obvious risks (like Italy, China, Japan, etc.) and that, in fact, the smaller, less obvious financial risks like the United Kingdom will be the catalyst for the next global financial crisis. 

In the second half, Max interviews Dan Collins of TheChinaMoneyReport.com about ‘grey rhinos’ in the economy, the disastrous APEC meeting in Papua New Guinea and the 50 million empty homes in China.

- Source, RT

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Metals Moving In Unison For a Massive Price Advance

As we continue to explore our custom research into the metals markets and our presumption that the metals markets are poised for a massive price rally over the next few months/years, we pick up this second part of our multi-part article illustrating our research work and conclusions. 

We left off in Part I showing a number of supply and demand components and briefly highlighting our newest research using a custom Gold/Silver/US Dollar ratio index. Our attempt at finding anything new that could help us determine the future outcome of the metals markets and to either support or deny our future expectations that the metals markets are poised for a massive price advance was at stake. This new research would either help to confirm our analysis or completely blow it out of the water with new data. Let’s continue where we left off and start by showing even more data related to our new custom metals ratio.

This Monthly chart showing our custom gold pricing ratio and the correlative price of Gold illustrates a number of key features. If you remember from Part I, the current ratio level (the Blue Area chart) is near the top of the Upper Boundary level (0.80 or higher). Whenever the ratio level enters this Upper Boundary level, it typically only stays there briefly before falling towards the Lower Boundary level. 

We’ve highlighted what we believe to be key elements of this type of ratio/price reaction. On the chart, below, we’ve highlighted every major ratio level decline from near the Upper Boundary level and the associated reaction to the price of Gold as well as the indicator reaction near the bottom of the chart. With each instance, we can clearly see that price advanced, in some cases dramatically, as the ratio level declined from the Upper Boundary towards the Lower Boundary. The biggest move occurred between 2002 and 2012 where two of these ratio rotations occurred.

Near the right edge of this chart, we can see that the ratio levels have already started to decline from recent peaks. We believe this could this be the start of a broader ratio level decrease that prompts a massive price rally in the metals markets. We believe this ratio swing could be accelerated by rotation and volatility within the US Dollar price and increased demand from Investors over the next 4~6 months.

Again, this Monthly chart paints a very big picture – planning many years in advance of this move. We believe this new metals market rally is setting up to be something that Gold traders have been thinking about for decades – a potential of Gold reaching $5000 or higher in a dramatic price rally that correlates with broader global market events. We don’t know what those events are at the moment, but we could certainly guess as to the nature of their origination.


Our research supports our opinion that the metals markets are dramatically underpriced in relation to global risk and potential future events. The only thing, in our opinion, that could prevent a new price rally from forming over the next 6+ months is a continued malaise in investor sentiment or continued strength in the US Dollar. If either of these two components continues for any length of time, the price of Gold and our custom ratio will likely continue to base near current levels or slightly lower.

Our expectation is that currency issues as well as rotation or some weakness in the US Dollar will likely prompt an impulse rally in Gold where prices rally above $1300 before April 2019 and form a price base for the rest of the expected rally. Once the conditions ripen within the market and investors begin to pile into the long gold trade, the ratio will reflect this move and demand from the investor side will drive prices higher with the expectation that some type of crisis event cycle is about to unfold.

This next Monthly Gold chart shows what we believe will be the initial impulse move higher (towards and above $1300) before the rally really starts to gain speed. A rotation above $1300 would establish a new price base near or above recent highs and start the accumulation by Investors – driving the demand side of the equation. This move would also push the ratio a bit lower in support of our expectations.


This Monthly Silver chart clearly shows the extended opportunity for skilled investors ahead of this move. We believe Silver is one of the most undervalued investments on the planet right now and that our analysis supports a longer-term view that Silver could reach the $40 to $50 level very quickly if the events we suspect are unfolding actually do unfold as we are suggesting. This would equate to a 280%+ swing in price before an even bigger move higher unfolds.


This Monthly Platinum chart shows the pricing pressures over the past 5+ years that have plagued the metals markets. If you were to take a look at the custom metals ratio chart near the top of this article, you would see that this pricing pressure is related to a number of key factors – most of which relate to lack of investor demand and lack of true price exploration (rotation of the ratio levels). 

In other words, price levels in the metals markets have been operating in a very narrow “void” or any real price rotation or exploration. We believe this environment is about to end and we believe the continued “price malaise” will end with a massive impulse move higher.

You can see from this chart we expect Platinum to rally to near $1150~1200 in the initial impulse move, then form a base before a further price advance.

- Source, Sprott Money

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Moves Are Not Telegraphed, What Happens Next Will Change Everything


Obama's common core is a disaster for this country. Five Eyes are scrambling to stop the declas. Former CIA chief Michael Hayden has a stroke. Macron has a big problem on his hands the people are rioting. 

Khashoggi event was manufactured by the intelligence groups of many countries to push their agenda, their FF is now falling apart. It is being reported the rebels in Syria are using chemical weapons. 

Q has continually said that they will not telegraph their moves, POTUS never telegraphs his moves and disinformation is necessary.

- Source, X22 Report

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Perpetual Surveillance: Your Smart City Knows More About You Than Your Mother Does


Dr. Oscar Gandy joins the commentary to discuss: TGI: Transactional-Generated Information - the fuel for AI control. 

Artificial Intelligence: “It’s time to come to terms with the machine” Dr. Oscar Gandy, Author of “The Panoptic Sort: A Political Economy Of Personal Information”: Functioning in a completely monitored environment.


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Bitcoin, One Year After the Historic Bubble


We are rapidly approaching the one year anniversary of Bitcoins all time, mind blowing, historic high of $19,140.70 USD that occurred on December 19th 2017.

Just as predicted, the price of Bitcoin has suffered a staggering, absolute collapse in price since that period of time, falling to a low of $4,246.31, just a few short days ago.

As of today's writing, Bitcoin has tested its low multiple times, perhaps foreshadowing a move higher as the crypto bulls attempt to rally higher into the close of the year.

Sadly, for many, this is a time period of abysmal reflection, as there were countless examples of perma bulls making irrational calls during this time period last year, some even going as far as to put their money where their mouth was, selling everything they owned and doubling down on the crypto bull market rally.

Unfortunately, the hype has died and so too has many of these people's dreams of "making it rich quick", as they learned the harsh lesson that has been repeated time and time again throughout financial history. Nothing goes up forever.

For those who think for a moment that I am a "Bitcoin", or crypto hater, quite the contrary, I was there early, participating in the Bitcoin economy when it was young, partaking in the movement on Bitcoin Talk, the central hub for the crypto sphere. I was there when it was a true community.

The alarms bells started ringing for me as I noticed the continued deterioration of the Bitcoin community, as it was rapidly and steadily devoured by the "HODLERS".

These "perma" holders of Bitcoin rapidly destroyed the foundation of Bitcoin, as the economy that surrounded Bitcoin and other crypto currencies was rapidly destroyed, eroding the foundation that led to the historic moves higher.

I watched as long term supporters of Bitcoin, many of whom were staples of the community began to leave in droves, either cashing out, or throwing their hands up in frustration as they watched what once was a thriving alternative currency, devolve into a "get rich quick scheme".

A madness then erupted, that put the "Tulip Mania" to shame, as the MSM media and a swarm of ill informed "investors" began to draw an ever increasing amount of attention to the crypto marketplace, many of whom claimed "it could never go down".

People who couldn't even pronounce Bitcoin began to discuss its daily movements, and it was the hottest "cooler talk" at many workplaces.

To any contrarian based investor, this was like a flashing red light, and blaring siren going off all at once. The writing was on the wall, and this massive bubble was about to explode, wiping out thousands of lemmings in the process. 

The rest is history.

Fortunately, Bitcoin has survived and is still here, with many positive indications on the horizon, even as it continues to trend lower in the short term. 

Hope remains for those who still wish to see it, and the community that once surrounded it, return to prosperity, hopefully avoiding some of the mistakes of the past.

As the year rapidly approaches a close, take a moment to reflect, think of the current stock market rally and the gyrations that it has been experiencing as of recently, and remember this. Nothing, absolutely nothing goes up forever. Prepare accordingly.

- Source, As first seen on the Sprott Money Blog

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Climate Engineering the Single Greatest Threat Short of Nuclear Cataclysm


Don’t expect to get the truth from the government or the mainstream media (MSM) that climate engineering is dangerous to humanity, let alone even going on, because climate engineering researcher Dane Wigington says, “Right now, there is an official illegal federal gag order on all of the National Weather Service and NOAA. 

If all of the consequences of climate engineering were considered, it is mathematically the single greatest threat we collectively face short of nuclear cataclysm. If we don’t address these issues, it effects every breath we take and the entire web of life, we are on an extraordinary short time horizon.

Climate engineering is not about the greater good. It is about keeping business as usual and keeping power in the hands of people who already hold it. It’s about confusing and dividing the population about the true state of the climate until the last possible moment.

They are hiding the severity of the climate to keep the population from panicking because the situation is so severe. 

Here in the U.S., we are importing about $41 billion worth of food annually to keep the U.S. store shelves stocked to keep Americans pacified and clueless as to what is happening around the world until the last possible moment. It is that severe.”

- Source, USA Watchdog

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Rob Kirby: Massive Amounts of Dollars Must Be Fed into System or It Blows Up


Macroeconomic analyst Rob Kirby says, “The lineup of billions of dollars to get into physical metal is astoundingly large.

" If you think this all sounds crazy, well it is, and the financial elites know it. Kirby says, “When the financial elites are dealing with hopeless situations, they will make decisions that they know are absolutely foolhardy, have no merit and no prospects for success long term. 

They will push the mantra that if we can prevent the collapse from happening today and buy another day, or buy another week, or buy another month, then it’s worth doing. They avoid anarchy and basically they avoid meeting their end, and they avoid being hung. 

What this is really all about is treason has been committed at the very highest levels by financial elites and the people in control of the financial apparatus. 

In America, the people controlling the financial apparatus are the Deep State, and we know that Trump is anti-Deep State.” 

In closing, Kirby says, “Why has this gone on so long? Most people are dumbfounded it (a crash) did not happen 10 to 15 years ago. The reason it hasn’t happened?

The explanation is these jokers have created so much more money than anyone can wrap their head around. The money was created because we are on the vertical part of the growth curve of the dollar. 

This money has to be continually fed into the system or the whole thing blows up.”

- Source, USA Watchdog

Monday, November 19, 2018

Central Banks and Governments Will Keep Issuing Debt Until the System Collapses


“I know this can’t go on forever.”

This must be the nagging echo in the back of every politician’s and central banker’s head as they proceed down the incredibly long debt-paved road, arm in arm with their borrowed-money betrothed to… where, exactly?

And this is where the limitations of our species come to the fore. If something didn’t happen in our lifetimes, if we haven’t personally experienced it yet, we have a very hard time internalizing the lessons of the past in any real way.

I know The Great Depression happened. I know World War I and II happened. Can I act in ways today that are driven by the experiential difficulties and horrors earned in such dire circumstances by members of my own family, just a couple of generations ago?


- Source

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Years of Recklessly Low Interest Rates Causes Inflation to Soar


The stock market has been rising, GDP has been rising, and the rate of unemployment has been steadily dropping since the Republicans took office, however, as good as news as this is, something sinister has been continuing to unfold behind the scenes.

In all likelihood, you are intensely aware of what I am referring to, especially if you are the one who does, or participates in the majority of the shopping for your household.

 Inflation continues to soar higher and in a meaningful way.

The increased cost of many commodities has caused a rippling effect across the broad general market, as both staple goods such as food and luxury goods such as computes, cars, etc, have risen significantly.

Two commodities that have been hit especially hard are aluminium and steel, the former of which has risen by 8%, and the latter of which has drastically increased by 38% year over year.

Household staples, such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, you name it, have increased year over year as well, with most companies disclosing in their recent quarterly earnings, that they have had to pass their increase in production cost, directly onto the consumer.

Luxury goods, such as those produced by Apple, have increased by 20-25%, while autos, such as those produced by GM, have had to raise their sticker prices by $800.

Years of recklessly low interest rates have caused this situation in large part, and we are just witnessing the beginning trickling out of "easy money", reentering the system for the first time in a meaningful way since the 2008 crisis began.

Before this point, money has been flowing endlessly back into the stock market, causing historic runs higher, as fast money chased new monthly highs, however, as we have seen recently, investors are becoming increasingly skittish of this artificially high stock market.

In addition to this, the actions of the recent trade wars between both the United States and China are having a rippling effect across the markets, with many companies having an increasingly harder time sourcing the items they need.

This powder keg is set to blow, and now the FED is stuck between a rock and a hard place.

They know that interest rates have remained too low, for too long, but they also know that if they raise rates in the continued progression that they have been, that the market will undoubtedly nose dive. Some have speculated, myself included, that this may be their plan.

Fortunately, the one saving grace in this whole scenario, is that consumer confidence remains high, which is translating into slightly higher wages, something we have not seen for decades within the United States.

Will President Trumps America first policy pay off as many market experts are hoping, or will the FED steal the GOP's thunder by administering the medicine that these markets have desperately needed for years, crashing the markets in the process?

Regardless of what actions are done in the short term, I see no way out of this situation without some pain and suffering. Markets never go up forever, and a correction is always looming just around the corner.

The setbacks we have seen of recently are nothing and are just a small sample of what is to come. Get ready and prepare accordingly. Whether you like it or not, the free market cares little.

- As first seen on the Sprott Money Blog

Friday, November 16, 2018

Ron Paul: Why Are So Many Nations Going For Gold?


While the average person is propagandized into thinking gold isn't money, the elites know better. He who has the gold, makes the rules, and many nations are either repatriating gold, or buying it outright. Why now? Can they see the writing on the wall for the U.S. dollar?

- Source, Ron Paul

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Politics and Economics Behind Global Climate Change


William Engdahl, an award-winning geopolitical analyst, explains the political forces that have driven climate hysteria and their political and economic motives.

- Source, Jay Taylor Media

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Oil Price Getting Whacked: Lower Prices Ahead or Just A Large Correction?



Jason talks about the large correction in the oil market and if this means oil prices will go a lot lower or if this was just a large correction and oil will rally again soon? 

Jason talks about how the global economy still needs a Goldilocks oil price that's not too high or not too low.


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Ron Paul: House Goes Blue, Blessing In Disguise For Trump?


Conventional wisdom says the Republican loss of the House of Representatives be bad news for President Trump. 

More investigations? Endless Russiagate "revelations"? But what if it is actually a boon for the president? Contrarian analysis of the US mid-term elections in today's Liberty Report.

- Source, Ron Paul

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Venezuela is Painfully Reminded of the Golden Rule



He who holds the gold, makes the rules.

This is a motto that you will hear espoused by gold bugs, precious metals advocates, or anyone that has studied financial history in any meaningful way.

The fact is, if you don't hold it, then you don't own it.

This is something that I have warned about for years, as people continue to pile into "paper" precious metals assets, most specifically, those that do not guarantee to hold the precious metals in physical reserve, accounting for every oz that they own via regularly scheduled audits.

As Central Banks around the world continue to race into gold, a trend I have been noting throughout the course of this year, some, are being painfully reminded of the golden rule and are ruing the day they ever gave up physical ownership of their most valuable, real asset.

Venezuela, who is currently led by a failing socialist government, with President Nicolas Maduro at its head, is one such country that is learning this valuable lesson.

Venezuela, for months has been attempting to repatriate their gold holdings from the Bank of England, the latter of whom "allegedly" holds a large percentage of the worlds gold reserves since the ending of World War 2.

The reasoning for this, was one of the greatest cons in history, and one that continues to unfold. Western Central Banksters convinced many of the Worlds Nations that it would be "safer" to hold their reserves within the United States and England. 

Ironically, over the last few decades, this has been just about the worst place in the world to hold your gold bullion, as these nations have rehypothecated this gold to near infinity. But don't worry, they claim their "good"  for it.

Over the course of these past few months, the Bank of England has used every stall tactic in the book, stating to Venezuela various problems with delivery. Then, last week, reality finally struck for the government of Venezuela, as President Trump acted, placing sanctions on Venezuela's gold sector.

The message was sent, and following through on this shot over the bow, the Bank of England stated that they would not be returning Venezuela's gold, even though they are the legal, rightful owners of that gold!

Despite what your opinions are of the Venezuela government, of which mine are abysmally low. This is preposterous and should come as a dire warning to the majority of all other countries who have their gold held in foreign locations.

The Bank of England in all likelihood simply doesn't have the gold to return to Venezuela on hand, confirming a suspicion that many precious metal bugs have had for years, in which they assert that Western Central bankers have secretly been selling the gold that they were entrusted to maintain and protect, artificially suppressing the price of gold in the process.

Perhaps the is gig is up, and this will be the catalyst that will eventually break the backs of the gold cartel, as other Central Banks finally wake up and realize that maybe, just maybe it is better if they physically hold their precious metals? 

We shall see.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Ron Paul: Trump Fires Sessions, A Constitutional Crisis? Think Again


Trump accepted the resignation of his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, yesterday leading to an explosion of protest among the Resistance anti-Trump people. Ironically, these are the very same people who have opposed Sessions for two years! Politics?

- Source, Ron Paul

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Milton Friedman Teaches Monetary Policy


In this cut from our Milton Friedman Speaks series, Dr. Friedman illustrates the basic relationship between the money supply and the consumer price index.


Monday, November 5, 2018

Central Bank Cheap Money Now A Global Contagion


Former Dallas Fed insider, Danielle DiMartino Booth, spoke with SBTV about the inner workings of the Fed and how the Federal Reserve missed the train wreck which resulted in the 2007 Financial Crisis. Without being alarmist, Danielle presented a factual view of how leveraged and indebted our financial system has become.

- Source, SBTV

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Preparing for Turmoil, Central Banks Continue to Accumulate Gold


The trend is your friend and in this case, the trend comes tinged with a yellowish hue.

As I have been highlighting recently, Central Banks around the world are finally waking up the the harsh reality that is our current geopolitical and financial situation.

On the surface, things appear to be healthy, things appear to be running along smoothly, but as soon as you scrap even an inch below the surface, and look at the skyrocketing debt levels and increased fragility of many Western nations, you quickly begin to realize just how unstable things have become.

Certain countries have been ahead of the curve, accumulating gold hand over fist, taking every opportunity that arises to add to their holdings, whenever any large amount of gold hits the markets.

As I wrote about last week, both Poland, who has been incrementally adding gold to to their reserves at a steady rate, and Hungary, who increased their gold reserves by 10 fold in one purchase, are two countries to join the growing ranks of countries who have caught the "gold fever".

Other wealthy individuals are silently, but steadily allocating some of their phenomenal profits that they have received from this record breaking stock market, into precious metals. Perhaps sensing that the top is near and that the inevitable correction is forth coming.

Whether or not 2018 is the year that we see a collapse is yet unknown, but likely we are going to see a much clearer picture painted as the 2018 midterms wrap up and come to a close.

Many analyst are predicting that we may see a massive correction if Trumps GOP suffers significant losses, as consumer confidence may be rocked and businesses may begin to second guess many of their recent decisions.

Whether you like him or not, President Trump has been incredibly pro "US" businesses, enacting massive tax cuts, which has led to a surging bull marke, of which until recently, showed no signs of slowing down.

With the odds looking like they are trending in the favor of Democrats taking the House, many of the GOP's pro business plans may come under fire, leading to a decline in the general markets.

Central banks around the world are taking notice of this, plus the stark reality that the globe now faces, with geopolitics in turmoil.

This is leading to massive accumulation of precious metals, the likes of which we haven't seen since 2013. 

It is estimated that Central banks will add a net 450 tonnes to reserves throughout 2018, highlighting the fact that uncertainty about the health of the global markets is spreading rapidly.

My prediction is that this is an underestimation and that you will see this number rise considerable as we enter into the last few months of 2018, which looks like it might end with a disastrous bang.

This is just the beginning, and I fear that we haven't seen anything yet. The chaos, and the madness hasn't truly even erupted yet. 

Great turmoil is likely coming and you can rest assured that 2019 is going to be a year for the record books, both for the markets in general, and for precious metals. Prepare accordingly.

- As first seen on the Sprott Money Blog

Friday, November 2, 2018

Will the Midterms Throw A Wrench Into the Markets?


Will Midterms Throw A Wrench Into The Markets? What will happen to gold, silver, platinum, palladium, the US Dollar Index, the DOW, & more if the democrats or republicans win next week? 

We'll explore that as well as discussing the DOW GOLD ratio over the last 100 years. With the recent volatility in the equities market it's important to review how that ratio performs and reacts over time.


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Alasdair Macleod: The Credit Cycle is on the Turn


Alasdair Macleod has a background as a stockbroker, banker and economist gives his input on interest rates, inflation, gold prices and where we are in the credit cycle.

- Source, Jay Taylor Media

Monday, October 29, 2018

Steve Quayle: The 2018 Midterms are the Most Important Elections of Your Life


Radio host, filmmaker and published book author Steve Quayle thinks the 2018 midterm elections are the most important election ever. 

Quayle says, “As a Bible believing Christian I think this is the most important election in your life, in your children’s lives and your grandchildren’s lives. You cannot allow Hellywood and the New York Times and Clinton News Network and the mainstream media that’s been posting wild stories shape this election. 

Did you ever think you would see a New York Times article about different people fantasizing about killing Trump by his own Secret Service?

This is the most important election in you history or your children’s future.”

- Source, USA Watchdog

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Flight to Safety Accelerates, Hungary Increases Gold Holdings Ten Fold


We've talked at length about how the geopolitical climate around the globe has ratcheted up in temperature over the past few years. The times are growing more and more uncertain as trade wars erupt and as the old global powers are seemingly losing control with each passing day.

This has led to countries such as Russia, and China, both of which are unarguably out of the "old" power structure and desperately want to increase their ground in the international game of finance and control. 

Undoubtedly they are doing this and asserting themselves in any possible way that they can, suffering blow-backs and setbacks from the old power structure for each stride that they make.

One such tactic that they are using, and one that I have often highlighted, is their continued move away from US dollars as their reserve currency of choice. In its place, they are buying precious metals, most notably gold, at a feverish pace, exponentially increasingly their holdings as rapidly as they can.

Despite this fact, gold has suffered under intense artificial suppression, as a fat finger is kept on its price. The "canary in the coal mine", as gold is often called, has been kept quiet, but for how much longer?

Increasingly, as the times become ever more precarious, with global leaders on edge, we are seeing more countries join the ranks of Russia and China, taking what they believe to be prudent steps and moving some of their reserves into precious metals.

Two such countries that have just recently increased their holdings of gold bullion, are Poland and Hungary, the former of which has been steadily doing so over the summer months and the later of which has just done so, in a massive way.

Publicly disclosing their purchases, Hungary has stated that they have increased their gold holdings to a significant 31.5 tonnes.

As previously stated, this comes on the heels of the central bank of Poland taking a similar action, as they too have delved deep into the precious metals markets over the past few months, rapidly increasingly their reserves of the yellow metal.

This latest announcement by Hungary has resulted in a ten fold increase in their gold holdings, showcasing just how serious they are about this move, and you can rest assured, that they won't stop here.

Governor Gyorgy Matolcsy confirms my suspicions in regards to why they have made such move into gold, stating that they believe it to be way to increase their nations wealth and security, while at the same time highlighting their rich history of being one of the world's largest producers of precious metals throughout the Middle Ages.

Meanwhile, Russia, who has made no secret of their desire to add an increasingly higher amount of gold to their holdings, continues to add an average of 20 tonnes per month to their reserves, with no signs of slowing down in sight.

Mark my worlds, this story is going to become increasingly more common as we move forward, and as countries wake up to the reality that we live in precarious and dangerous times, just waiting for a spark to set this world ablaze.

The questions, when, how and why, matter little. The end result will be the same and when that scenario inevitably unfolds, the ones holding the gold will find themselves in a unique and powerful position, just as they always have and just as they always will. The accumulate will continue.

- Source, As first seen on the Sprott Money Blog

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Gregory Mannarino: We Are Going Back to a Two Tier Society


Trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino says, “People are being lulled into a false sense of security.” Mannarino goes on to say, “We are told how everything is great, and we are in a global recovery. 

There is no global recovery. We reflated a debt bubble around the world. You can’t borrow your way into prosperity anywhere. 

This is what the illusion is and that is everything is okay, but it’s not. Everything is being propped up on the back of the debt bubble, which is a financial Frankenstein. 

What is going to happen is nothing new, although the magnitude of this one is going to be worse than we have ever seen before. We are going to have a correction to fair value. They are going to be caught on the wrong side of this, and there is no way out of this for them.

If you took every single bubble that we’ve had in the past and put them all on top of each other, we are still not reaching the magnitude of this one. 

This is going to be it, and we are going to watch a systematic destruction of the middle class. We are going back to a two-tier society.” To protect yourself, Mannarino says, “You have to be your own central bank. You need to do the opposite of debt.” 

That means own real assets such as gold, silver, farmland, art, a house and even a car title. Simply own your stuff and get out of paper.

- Source, US Watchdog

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

World Peace? The Deep State is Losing Control Of the Narrative


Former FBI says Rosenstein was not kidding when he wanted to record Trump. FBI admits using multiple spies in the Trump administration. Jude orders Mueller to prove that the companies were involved in election meddling. 

Khashogi a deep state operation to split the world and start a major event. Turkey ready to reveal all the evidence on Tuesday. Saudi's give Trump room to avoid take action against Saudi Arabia. 

France and Germany are going to meet Russia to talk about peace in Syria. The deep state narrative is falling apart, world peace is starting to creep in and the deep state will do whatever it takes to stop it.

- Source, X22 Report

Monday, October 22, 2018

Deep State is Violently Lashing Out Because it is Losing Control


Radio host Dr. Janda says, “I would say we are winning. The reason I say that is all these judicial appointments.

 I believe we have a five to four rule of law majority in the Supreme Court. I believe (DOJ prosecutor) Huber has been working on these indictments behind the scenes, and they will be unsealed as soon as the declassification occurs. 

I believe military tribunals have been set up and will become more overt in their operation, but that doesn’t mean we have already won. We are winning, and we are in the process of winning. We have not won. 

That’s why I believe these midterm elections are so important. This is why we are seeing the hysteria out of the Deep State players that are the mid-level puppets. 

This is why we see the Bookers, the Clintons, the Obamas and Bidens all lashing out. 

They know if people vote for rule of law candidates across the board and don’t buy into this agenda that the globalists are putting forward such as no border security, sanctuary cities, raising taxes, and if you don’t vote for us, we are going to beat the hell out of you, if they don’t buy into that agenda, the Deep State players know the rule of law will be implemented like it’s not been implemented for decades in America. 

The Deep State globalists are in the crosshairs of a true justice system as opposed to a justice system that is just smoke and mirrors.”

- Source, USA Watchdog

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Rush Limbaugh Warns Against the Radical Left


'Hannity' goes one-on-one with the radio host. Rush Limbaugh: We don't want people winning elections based on mobs and violence.

They could bring the whole system to its knees. They need to be stopped.

- Source, Fox News

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Will the Federal Reserve be Used to Take Down President Trump?


Last week we witnessed the single largest one day drop for the DOW, ever in history. This spooked many market participants, especially those who witnessed the 2008 bloodbath firsthand, the memory still fresh in their minds even after ten years.

This sharp reaction lower was largely in response to many market participants coming to the realization that the Fed is not going to back down and they are in fact going to continue to raise interest rates, slowly choking the banking sector in the process.

As I have repeatedly said over the years, and as I believe will still come to fruition if the Fed continues on, any sizable increase in interest rates is going to undue all of the "hard" work the Fed has done since the beginning of the 2008 crisis, sending the whole system crashing down in the process.

Still, as we witnessed on September 26th, when the Fed raised interest rates from 2.00% to 2.25%, causing a historic correction, they seemingly could care less.

Not only this, but the Fed has stated that they will continue to raise rates, keeping with their forecast of "four hikes in 2018", which will mean bad news for the markets if they stay true to their word.

Not surprisingly, President Trump, who has hitched his wagon to the "booming economy" is not impressed with this newly adopted hawkish approach that the Fed is now taking, lashing out at FED Chairman Powell;

"I think the Fed is making a mistake. They are so tight. I think the Fed has gone crazy."
Continuing, he went on to say more;

"Actually, it's a correction that we've been waiting for for a long time, but I really disagree with what the Fed is doing."

President Trump, by making these statements, is attempting to lay blame on the Fed for the inevitable market crash that he, and many others sees coming, and he will be correct.

Fed Chairman Powell recently made the following stunning admission, when asked what would stop the Fed from continuing to raise interest rates, in a Q&A session after the Fed's last meeting;

"I think either a significant—significant—correction and lasting correction in financial markets or a slowing down in the economy that’s inconsistent with our forecast—those are the kinds of things we’d react to…"

When asked for further explanation on what Fed Chairman Powell meant by significant, he stated something that would affect "consumer spending".

This is a radical and dramatic shift away from the dovish approach Bernanke and Yellen, Powell's predecessors took, and one that has charted the markets for an unavoidable crash lower.

But why? Why now, when in the past the Fed has never attempted to interject, or take away the "punch bowel"?

The true answer is unknown, but conspiracy theories are running rampant, and as we have seen time and time again, these have a nasty habit of being proven true when given enough time.

One of these theories, is one that I have pointed out many times in the past, which is, that the best way to remove President Trump from office, is by crashing the economy before the 2020 elections, potentially harpooning President Trump in the process and significantly lowering his chances of re-election.

This may not be the Fed's plan, but Powell himself has stated that they will continue to raise rates until a significant correction is seen, one that affects consuming spending. 

We know, that this means a crash and a meaningful one at that, as consumers do not simply react to a mild correction in the markets, but will panic during a crash, halting spending as they "bunker down" and prepare for the "bad times".

Anything is possible in this crazy, messed up world, where a significant portion of the United States population would openly rejoice an economic crash if it meant removing Trump from office.

Trump knows this, which is exactly why he is pointing out the Fed's actions now, attempting to get ahead of the curve before it is too late.

If there is one thing that both his supporters and opponents have learned, he is a man that is hard to pin down, constantly slipping out of the snares being cast upon him.

Powerful forces are in motion on both sides, of which could soon come crashing into one another, bringing the markets lower with them as chaos erupts, know this and be aware of it. Prepare accordingly, before it is too late.


- As first seen on the Sprott Money Blog