Are The Polls Rigged Against Trump? All Of These Wildly Divergent Surveys Cannot Possibly Be Correct


Some of these polls are going to turn out to be dead wrong.  With just over two weeks to go until election day, some surveys are showing a very tight race, while others say that Hillary Clinton has a massive lead.  For example, the tracking polls put out by Rasmussen, the L.A. Times and IBD/TIPP have all consistently shown that the race is either tied or Donald Trump is winning by a small margin.  But Fox News has Hillary Clinton ahead by six points, Bloomberg has Clinton ahead by nine points, and the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll has Clinton […]

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Central Bank Austria Claims To Have Audited Gold at BOE. Refuses To Release Audit Reports & Gold Bar List


BullionStar After years of gradually securing its official gold reserves (unwinding leases) the central bank of Austria claims to have completed the audits of its 224 tonnes of gold stored at the BOE. However, it refuses to publish the audit reports and the gold bar list. What could possibly be so sensitive to hide from public eyes? After the Germans had activated a program to repatriate 150 tonnes of their official gold reserves in 2012, which was revised in 2013 to have 50 % of their gold on German soil by 2020, and the Dutch repatriated 123 tonnes in 2014, the Austrians have likely been inspired by […]

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Frank Holmes: “Chindia” Buying Gold on Dips, 20% Corrections Are “Non Events”

Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Coming up we’ll hear from Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at U.S. Global Investors.  Frank talks about a seasonal norm he sees playing out in the gold market over the next few months, touches on what affect the election might have on the financial markets and provides some very interesting data on the gold demand coming out India.  Don’t miss another fascinating interview with Frank Holmes, coming up after this week’s market update. Gold and silver markets moved higher ahead of Wednesday night’s presidential debate, led by gold […]

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If Donald Trump Wins The Election, It Will Be The Biggest Miracle In U.S. Political History


Are we about to see the largest election day miracle of all time?  Because as I will show in this article, that is precisely what it is going to take in order for Donald Trump to win.  Before I go any further, I want to make it exceedingly clear that I am not saying what the outcome will be on November 8th.  As I recently told a national television audience, I do not know who is going to win.  In this article I am simply going to examine the poll numbers and the electoral map as they currently stand.  But […]

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State pensions: property right or benefit?


I know that lots of you are heartily sick of the WASPI campaign, but it does have a tendency to throw up interesting issues. This time, it is the legal status of the UK’s state pension. A couple of days ago, the WASPI campaign announced a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for legal action against the Government. Their CrowdJustice page says that legal action would potentially be twofold: (this is a screen print from the CrowdJustice page. Regular readers of my blog will be aware that I do not post direct links to WASPI campaign material.) Personally, I am of […]

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Post-Election Social Unrest and How to Prepare


The 2016 election year is bringing out the worst among some elements of society. From vandalism to physical assaults to large scale race riots to terrorist bombings and mall stabbings, social disorder has become a more prominent feature of life in a polarized America. It’s easy (and politically convenient) for the establishment media to blame Donald Trump for inflaming the political divide. In reality, Trump supporters have far more often been the victims rather than the instigators of political violence. Moreover, the forces driving social unrest have been building for years. And they are being encouraged and funded by far-left […]

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Lessons From a Trading Great: Michael Marcus

Michael Marcus turned $ 30,000 into $ 80 million over a 20 year period — not too shabby. He was profiled in Schwager’s original classic Market Wizards, giving one of the more impressive interviews in a book filled with many. What many don’t know is that Marcus was also part of what has to be the most famous mentor/trader lineage in trading history. The names read like a trader hall of fame inductee list. The lineage began with Amos Hostetter, Founder of Commodity Corp and mentor to Ed Seykota (whom was also profiled in Market Wizards). Seykota then trained Marcus […]

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The Great Physical Gold Supply & Demand Illusion


BullionStar Gold supply and demand data published by all primary consultancy firms is incomplete and misleading. The data falsely presents gold to be more of a commodity than a currency, having caused deep misconceptions with respect to the metal’s trading characteristics and price formation. Numerous consultancy firms around the world, for example Thomson Reuters GFMS, Metals Focus, the World Gold Council and CPM Group, provide physical gold supply and demand statistics, accompanied by an analysis of these statistics in relation to the price of gold. As part of their analysis the firms present supply and demand balances that show how […]

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This is Going to Be a Doozy!


Tomorrow, October 20, we start our annual Irrational Economic Summit… and it’s likely to be the timeliest one yet. Stocks broke an important level on Thursday, October 13, and this week it could break down harder (if Thursday’s drop wasn’t just another Wall Street head fake). China’s real estate market has gone into a clear orgasmic blow-off stage, what with the government having made lending so easy in an attempt to offset the massive stock crash of last year. Deutsche Bank is going down in flames and Italy is facing 18% bad loans and rising. And the Trump/Clinton all-star wrestling […]

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I’ll Have Answers at IES… and a Few Questions


Years ago I saw a feel-good movie called Blast from the Past. In it, Brendan Fraser’s character was raised by his parents, Christopher Walken and Sissy Spacek, in a bomb shelter in Los Angeles during the 1960s and ’70s. He emerged in the 1980s to get fresh supplies and look for a wife. While in the shelter, his parents taught him many aspects of life, including the nuances of the game of baseball. Walken explained many times that when runners are on base and the batter hits the ball, the runners must advance. But Brendan just didn’t get it… until […]

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