Is Manipulation to Blame for Silver’s Plunges?; Chris Powell: Futures Markets Give Trading Discounts to Governments

Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Coming up we’ll discuss the ongoing manipulation of the gold and silver markets with Chris Powell of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee. Chris tells us why he thinks the regulators are so powerless, the troubling authority that allows the government to legally rig markets, and what might happen to the metals if and when this manipulation finally comes to an end. Don’t miss a terrific interview with GATA’s Chris Powell, coming up after this week’s market update. Well, this week brought both good news and bad news for precious metals […]

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Animal Spirits Send Markets Higher; Guy Christopher: Advice on How to Avoid Leaving Your Heirs in a Lurch

Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Coming up we’ll hear an encore of one of the most important interviews we’ve ever done on this program. MoneyMetals.com contributor Guy Christopher speaks about personal responsibility, estate planning, and making sure you don’t leave your loved ones with a financial nightmare and an unwelcome scavenger hunt. Some timeless wisdom, coming up after this week’s market update. As the dog days of summer approach, the animal spirits seem intent on driving the stock market to higher highs in spite of a hawkish Fed. Precious metals bulls hoped for a more […]

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Central Banks Now Own Stocks And Bonds Worth Trillions – And They Could Crash The Markets By Selling Them

Have you ever wondered why stocks just seem to keep going up no matter what happens?  For years, financial markets have been behaving in ways that seem to defy any rational explanation, but once you understand the role that central banks have been playing everything begins to make sense.  In the aftermath of the great financial crisis of 2008, global central banks began to buy stocks, bonds and other financial assets in very large quantities and they haven’t stopped since.  In fact, as you will see below, global central banks are on pace to buy 3.6 trillion dollars worth of […]

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Anti-Gold Scheme Revealed, Fake News and Fake Markets

The U.S. and other nations with “free market” economies got credit for defeating the communists in Russia. That is ironic, because it is now more clear than ever that western leadership actually shares the Soviet inclination for central planning, and they have been increasingly intervening in our markets since the collapse of the USSR. Our officials make economic policy as if healthy markets must be planned and coerced, much like the politburo. Some of this policy is created and run in the open; the government bailouts, Quantitative Easing, and zero interest rate policy, for example. Other programs are more secretive. […]

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Markets as a Range of Reasonable Opinions

The following is from The Philosopher in Drobny’s classic The Invisible Hands (emphasis mine): Some people can trade markets using only numbers, prices on a screen but this approach does not work for me. The numbers have to mean something — I have to understand the fundamental drivers behind the numbers. And while fundamentals are important, they are only one of many important inputs to the process. Just as a Value-at-Risk (VaR) model alone cannot tell you what your overall risk is, economic analysis alone cannot tell you where the bond market should be. Let us use an interest rate […]

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What the Markets Expect from Trump; Michael Pento: Plan to Protect Yourself from THIS…

Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Later in today’s program I’m joined by Michael Pento who makes a couple explosive predictions for the economy, the bond market, and precious metals and also talks about the market fallout he expects if President Trump fails to push any of his policies through Congress. His comments may surprise you. So don’t miss a tremendous interview with Michael Pento coming up after this week’s market update. Precious metals markets are pulling back as the Federal Reserve Note has been strengthening against other currencies. From a technical perspective, gold and silver […]

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The Precious Metals Markets Disconnect from the Stock Market

The Great Precious Metals Market Disconnect that took place four years ago is now a ticking TIME BOMB. While the Fed and Central Banks have been relatively successful in propping up the broader stock, bond and real estate markets, time is not on their side. The more the highly inflated markets continue higher, the more breath-taking will be the inevitable collapse. Now, I am not just pandering hype here, there is plenty of data to support the evidence that the precious metals suffered a serious disconnect from the broader markets in 2012 and continue to be held down like a […]

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Why Our Evolutionary Biology Works Against Us In Markets

“I think investment psychology is by far the most important element, followed by risk control, with the least important consideration being the question of where you buy and sell.” ~Tom Basso, Market Wizard A strong psychological foundation is the key to successful investing. The human mind is a powerful, complex tool that quickly turns into a double-edged sword to those untrained in its control. It’s like driving a Formula-1 race car. A skilled driver can push his racer to its limits, extracting every last bit of performance. A novice driver on the other hand is better off in a mini-van. […]

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Paper Markets Crack; U.S. Silver Supply In Jeopardy

The U.S. silver supply will likely be in jeopardy in the future when the highly inflated paper markets finally crack. This is not a matter of if, but WHEN. If we consider the top two precious metals and copper, silver has the highest net import reliance as a percentage of domestic consumption. According to the data put out by the USGS – U.S. Geological Survey, and the GFMS team at Thomson Reuters, the United States silver net import reliance as a percentage of total consumption, was 72%, versus 36% for copper and a negative 48% for gold: The USGS reported […]

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Huge Movement Ahead in Silver; Paper Markets in Trouble

The Silver Market will experience a significant trend change in the future due the unraveling of the paper markets. Already we are witnessing a lot of political turmoil and havoc as President-elect Donald Trump gets ready to take over the White House in the next few days. It’s also logical to assume the policy changes President-elect Trump wants to make will cause serious ramifications to the highly leveraged debt-based fiat monetary system… whether he realizes it or not. Craig over at TFMetalsReport.com recently interviewed Paul Myclhresst about the huge problem the Chinese government is dealing with as they liquidate Dollars […]

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