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#22404
Re: The Daily Grind... 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 261
It's Wednesday February 27th, and as readers undoubtedly figured out for themselves; I got "crossed up" yesterday in my reporting on the market...but maybe that's not a bad thing?



Yesterday (at right around this time) I noted that the price of gold was lower. But I added that not only should the price have been rising (because of events in the daily news), but that precisely the reasons given by the propaganda machine for "lower prices" were the very reasons why prices should have been going up yesterday.

I then went on to dissect the election in Italy, since it provided further "reasons" why the price of gold should have risen yesterday. What I didn't realize (until later) was that as I was explaining why the price of gold should have "spiked" yesterday, it did spike....and for precisely the reasons I gave.



In defense of my faux pas, we rarely see such (significantly) "delayed reactions" in the bullion markets, and we rarely see the pattern for daily trading (i.e. the daily manipulation) change this dramatically once the traders have gotten settled in at the paper-fraud market in New York.

The good part of this however is that it provides validation for my analysis yesterday. The "reasons" given by Basher Central yesterday for (temporarily) lower prices were totally perverse. Gold should have spiked -- and did.

However, here the term "spike" is also a relative term. When I advised readers we would need a "major spike" to break through the current manipulation; I specifically referred to a jump in price much larger than the $20/oz gain we saw yesterday. Anything less than that meant that "nothing had changed".

And so, the day AFTER Market Sheep (apparently) discovered a "very good reason" for the price of gold to go higher (several, actually) we see the price go right back down. Nothing has changed from yesterday.



So what "reason" is the propaganda machine giving us for the price of gold reversing itself after the strong gain yesterday?

"Gold Drops for First Time in 3 Days as Investment Demand Falls"




This is a piece of (relatively) long-term data. The gold (or silver) market never moves on the basis of long-term data. I talk (until I'm blue-in-the-face) about all the long-term reasons why bullion prices should be rising higher and higher. The propaganda machine itself is forced to report on the bits of longer term which come out on these markets. But prices never move in respect to longer term data.

This is by deliberate intent. The propaganda machine wants all the Sheep to believe that all moves in all markets should be guided by their day-to-day short-term trivia (i.e. noise). If you keep the Sheep focused on short-term data it is child's play to keep them in a permanent state of ignorance/confusion...about everything.

So why would the propaganda machine violate its own rule about longer-term analysis in giving its "reason" for today's ambush? Because they couldn't think of anything else they could make-up.



Recall how I ridiculed the "reasons" given by Kitco when the price was (briefly) lower yesterday. At the same time as (slowly) more and more people began growing suspicious about the serial-lies of the propaganda machine; the lies themselves are getting more and more transparent/absurd.

This is the dynamic of all propaganda machines. They all (eventually) begin losing credibility at an exponentially increasing rate...near the end. We're now "near the end."

At this moment, the price of gold of gold is hovering at around $1605/oz and the price of silver is clinging to the $29/oz level. However, as I remind people again and again; the numbers themselves mean nothing -- as they are just paper-fantasy prices. It's the reasons which are given for the paper-fantasy prices which are all-important. And those "reasons" continue to get more absurd (and fragile) by the day.




Gold Drops for First Time in 3 Days as Investment Demand Falls

www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-27/gold-h...oldings-plummet.html

Gold fell in New York after two days of gains as mounting confidence that economies are recovering curbed demand for a protection of wealth.

Gold is set to drop for a fifth month, the longest run of monthly losses since 1997, and holdings in exchange-traded products backed by the metal are sliding on signs global economic growth is improving. Global equities reached a four- year high Feb. 20. Bullion gained the past two days amid political turmoil in Italy and as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke defended the central bank’s asset purchases yesterday as a support for the U.S. economy.

“Investors have the tendency to buy less of the precious metal in an environment where growth is stabilizing,” analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG’s private-banking unit said in a report today. “The fundamental background for gold remains reasonably supportive. It is rather that potential gold investors consider other classes more attractive.”

Gold futures for April delivery fell 0.5 percent to $1,606.80 an ounce by 7:49 a.m. on the Comex in New York. They reached a one-week high of $1,619.70 yesterday, rebounding as much as 4.2 percent from the seven-month low of $1,554.30 set on Feb. 21. Gold for immediate delivery was down 0.4 percent at $1,607.44 in London.
ETP Holdings

Futures trading volume was 24 percent above the average in the past 100 days for this time of day. ETP holdings fell to a five-month low of 2,530 metric tons yesterday, and are down 3.1 percent this month, the most since April 2008, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The cycle for gold prices has probably turned as the U.S. recovery gathers momentum and investment slows down, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said in a Feb. 25 report...
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#22419
Re: The Daily Grind... 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 261
It's Thursday February 28th, and (certainly in the eyes of precious metals investors) "good riddance" to the last, full month of winter. As befits a rotten month, metals prices are down again today. Put another way, the "sale" on gold and silver just got better -- as the "discounts" on these eternals metals just got bigger.

For those buying today/yesterday/last week, and seeing prices continue to slide, remember that as prices go lower premiums inevitably go higher, and (inevitably) availability becomes an issue at some point. So instead of looking at these prices and thinking (if you only had a crystal-ball) that "I could have bought cheaper"; instead I would encourage all such bullion-holders to replace that line with different thinking:

GOT MINE

Understand that for the vast majority of ordinary (innocent) people it will already be too late when they realize that they don't "have their's". When that day arrives, I can assure all bullion-holders that the furthest thing from their minds will be that they could have purchased some of their LAST BULLION 10%, 15% or even 20% cheaper.

One final note regarding today's silly-selloff, the (flimsy) "reasons" for lower prices; as usual, something which one can always find at Basher Central.

Gold Slumps Again on More Technical Selling Pressure, Firmer U.S. Dollar Index

With regard to "technical selling pressure"; this is the 'reason' which the mainstream shills provide when they're unable to think of anything else to make-up.



Regarding the "firmer US dollar index"; note how even the propaganda machine has given up the absurdity of talking about a "rising dollar". Instead, they are at least implying something remotely close to the truth -- that on these "firmer dollar days" all it means is that the USD is falling less-rapidly than the other paper. ALL of these forms of banker-paper become less-valuable (in official terms) every day.

The significance of this regarding (North American) analysis of precious metals markets; this variation in relative exchange rates means that the CHARTS (and daily price-changes) can vary significantly from one currency-bloc to another.

A day of "declining" metals prices in one currency can be a day of "rising" metals prices in another. This is another very good reason to ignore T/A. The "gold charts" on the other side of the Atlantic, or other side of the Pacific can (and often do) look dramatically different from the North American charts which analysts on THIS side of the ocean(s) look at virtually exclusively.




Gold Slumps Again on More Technical Selling Pressure, Firmer U.S. Dollar Index

www.kitco.com/reports/KitcoNews20130228JW_pm.html

Gold futures prices ended solidly lower and near the daily low Thursday. The market extended moderate early losses in late-morning trading as the U.S. dollar index moved higher on the day. Serious near-term chart damage has been inflicted in gold recently. That chart damage has invited fresh speculative selling interest, including the past two days. April gold futures came close to seeing a bearish monthly low close on Thursday. Gold futures prices also posted declines for the fifth straight month as February draws to a close--the first time that has happened since 1997. April Comex gold last traded down $17.10 at $1,578.60 an ounce. Spot gold was last quoted down $17.20 at $1,579.50. May Comex silver last traded down $0.52 at $28.465 an ounce.
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#22440
Re: The Daily Grind... 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 261
It's Friday March 1st, and precious metals markets are set to end the week (and begin a new month) with a "whimper" rather than a roar. Not much to report today. Gold slid a few dollars to end the week around $1575/oz, while silver hovers slightly above $28.50.

Perhaps characterizing the new(est) "silly season" in markets were the reasons given by the propaganda machine (separately) for both oil prices and gold prices moving lower today.

We see the price of oil slipping to "its lowest price of the year" because of "weak global economic data." Meanwhile, we're told that the price of gold was lower based on "strong U.S. economic data.



Now maybe I need to take a closer look at world maps, but I always thought the United States was part of the "globe"??



We're used to seeing the propaganda machine talk out of one side of its mouth one day, and then out the other side of its mouth the other. However, when the talking-heads start talking out of both sides of their mouths ON THE SAME DAY, this is yet another indicator that the Oligarchs' media-mouthpiece is rapidly squandering what limited credibility it still possesses.

One night we're going to go to BED still seeing this crap reported as "news"; and we will get up the next day and find the only time people PAY ATTENTION to it any more is to laugh at it while watching The Daily Show...




Oil marks lowest settlement of the year

www.marketwatch.com/story/crude-oil-drop...obal-data-2013-03-01

Prices fall for day, week; economic data dull energy demand outlook

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Crude-oil futures fell Friday to mark their lowest settlement of the year as disappointing Chinese manufacturing data and record euro-zone unemployment dulled the outlook for energy demand...
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#22486
Re: The Daily Grind... 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 261
It's Monday March 4th, and the theme today is "looking for clues". Do we "see anything" which suggests (alternately) that either a bottom is here, or that the sell-off will continue on for an extended period?

The problem when one performs this looking-for-clues exercise in an objective manner is that frequently such a "snipe hunt" will yield one of two suggested conclusions -- which will usually be OPPOSITE to each other. The fact that most analysis which one sees always ends with a single conclusion is proof that most such 'thinking' is being done with biased minds -- people who had already decided what their "conclusion" was before they began their analysis.

Such circular-reasoning and "begging the question" inevitably surfaces if one scrutinizes such analyses closely enough. However, because MOST analysis is flawed in this manner; very few readers have ever trained their minds to engage in such scrutiny. I pride myself in (perhaps) "leading the world" when it comes to writing analyses which lead to a pair of (opposite) conclusions.



With that context in mind, let's see what "clues" have presented themselves to us today -- at that notorious "clue factory", Basher Central. Observe the following headlines:

Gold Sees Short Covering, Bargain Hunting to Start New Trading Week

Speculators' Net-Long Position In Gold Rebounds Temporarily - CFTC

Technical Trading: Gold Shorts See Poor Reward From Current Levels, Central Bank Meetings Could Help Stabilize

Everything is Poised For a Higher Gold Price: John Doody


Aha, thinks the Optimist! "Clues" from a variety of sources that perhaps the bottom has arrived. However, for experienced investors (who have been whip-sawed by the banksters again and again) there is an old market expression which they have now committed to memory:

"Bulls make money, bears make money; pigs get slaughtered."


In other words, the clue-watchers who tell themselves (suddenly) that now is the time to "get rich" (quick) tend to be the market participants who manage to lose all of their money the fastest -- as opposed to the more "conservative" strategies for losing all one's money more-slowly.



So what happens when the propaganda machine hints that "the bottom is here"? The Smart Money (which ultimately is most of the money) no longer listens to such happy-talk -- so it does them no harm in terms of encouraging sentiment. Meanwhile the Pigs (i.e. the "stupidest" segment of Stupid Money) rush in to place their bets.

The Pigs are the easiest to flush out of their positions, hence getting Pigs into the market HELPS the banksters, as they are wonderful fodder for starting their mini-stampedes which are all too-familiar to long-time readers/investors. This is yet another reason why I think like a Contrarian myself -- and encourage others to do the same.

Yes, occasionally there ARE reliable "clues" that a change in The Trend has arrived. However, the last place you will ever find such Clues are at places like Basher Central. Instead, we Contrarians will look for our "clues" that a bottom has arrived in a somewhat different manner.

Here is one, possible scenario which would seem to present encouraging (Contrarian) "clues":

a) There is a particularly violent short-term sell-off
b) Sentiment/buying is at a multi-year low
c) ALL the (mainstream) experts are predicting much, much LOWER bullion prices -- from current levels.


This is a rather popular hypothetical scenario, since it resembles several previous bottoms -- which all occurred when the banksters still had greater control over the bullion market (i.e. more physical bullion in reserve). It is certainly no longer necessary that we WILL see another one of these Aramageddon Bottoms (such as following the Crash of '08). Because the bankers have significantly LESS control over the bullion market today, we could see something totally different.

We could see them spreading their false-clues among the Sheep (Pigs), and then be the most-surprised Bears in the universe when the market suddenly catches fire and blasts through all of their "stops" and "resistance". This scenario could arise when some bad news leaks out (despite their best efforts), or -- because prices are already so extremely compressed -- the market could simply explode spontaneously.

In short, NO ONE will know that this current squeeze/ambush is over (including the Banksters themselves) except in hindsight -- after the next Big Rally has clearly begun. Anyone pretending differently is merely fooling themselves, and attempting to fool you.

We are playing defense. We're not "actors" in the Movie, we're spectators in the audience. And after the Movie (i.e. the market-massacre) is over; then it's safe to commit ourselves financially in more definitive terms.

For now; we watch, we wait, and we dollar-cost average with our buying...

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#22507
Re: The Daily Grind... 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 261
It's Tuesday March 5th. Another day of silly price-action, this time more or less sideways -- and of course the usual assortment of silly commentary to go with it.

Readers have seen enough of the nonsense where the propaganda machine gives its "reasons" (i.e. lies) for prices going up or down; so today's theme will be "common sense" -- and the lack of said commodity when it comes to mining executives. Case in point was an interview at the PDAC mining conference by Kitco's prettiest talking-head, and a mining executive apparently dazzled by said good looks. His comments reflect a mouth not connected to a mind.

The quote which Kitco used to title the clip is "high gold prices don't mean high margins."

Excuse me, but yes they do.

The point of common sense here is that in a world of unbacked paper money (or any money, for that matter) price is always a relative term. If gold was priced at $2000/oz; but oil was at $200/barrel and the average miner was being paid $200/hour then $2,000/oz for gold would be a "cheap" gold price -- in relation to everything else in the world.

Put another way, thinking of prices in RELATIVE terms reflects a mind which isn't cognizant of a little thing called "inflation". Note that this particular suit-stuffer confirms his own stupidity by explaining WHY the current price of gold is not a "high price" -- by putting it into context with the costs of production.

But apparently in the diminutive mind of this suit-stuffer the price of gold is "high", because it's much "higher" than the 1980-price -- and all the "inflation" (i.e. endless $trillions in money-printing) that took place in the 30+ years in between is irrelevant.

Inflation exists, meaning the price of gold (and silver, and many commodities) is LOW. Very, very low.




High Gold Price, Doesn't Mean High Margins: Mining CEO


www.kitco.com/KitcoNewsVideo/index.html?...-03_Ken_Cunningham_1
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#22534
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It's Wednesday March 6th. Gold is up a few dollars, and silver has poked its nose over the $29-level; but as usual these numbers don't mean anything. While Monday's theme was "looking for clues"; today I'm simply going to resort to "admiring the clueless."

As usual, there is no better place to start such idiot-watching than Basher Central. Today, they had a special treat for us all in their March 6th "Market Nuggets":

...Upside Risk To Non-Farm Payrolls Data

Stand back boys and girls! The "news" in Friday's jobs-report from the BLS might be too good. Massive applause could cause a large earthquake in the U.S. Or maybe 300+ million Americans will break into a loud, raucous, spontaneous chorus of "God Bless America" -- and shatter each other's ear-drums? That's how good this report is going to be.



As usual (and as people are probably sick of hearing), there are two ways in which one might interpret this absurd hyperbole -- that there is a "risk" the U.S. economy might be too strong.



On the one hand, the number on Friday (and the "numbers" in general from here on) may be so mediocre (even after the maximum amount of exaggeration/fabrication) that it's now necessary to continually look for ways to lower expectations.

So when a mediocre number is announced on Friday, the retort from the mainstream media talking-heads will be "well at least the number wasn't too good!"



However, the alternative is to whipsaw the market by coming out with a TERRIBLE number on Friday -- "surprising" all the "experts" (lol), and allowing the banksters to catch everyone leaning in the wrong direction on their trading.



There is a third, possible scenario here; but it's so ludicrous I'm only mentioning it to cover all theoretical possibilities. The BLS might announce some huge, ridiculous, job-gain this Friday. I can't classify this as anything but "theoretical", since surely the Liars couldn't possibly have the audacity to say such a thing, and/or the Sheep couldn't possibly be stupid enough to believe it?

We've spent almost every day for the past 4 months being "warned" by the same propaganda machine that first the "Fiscal Cliff" and now "automatic spending cuts" are going to torpedo the mighty U.S. economy. So apart from the fact that any American with both functioning eyes and brain can SEE there is no "recovery" taking place in the U.S.; no propaganda machine can simultaneously get the Sheep both "frightened" about an imminent collapse and dancing in the streets singing "don't worry, be happy".


www.kitco.com/reports/kitcoNewsMarketNuggets20130306.html
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#22556
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It's Thursday March 7th. A somewhat late edition of The Grind today as "all is quiet on the Western front" on the day before another absurd "jobs jamboree" in the U.S. Canada's lap-dog government has now synchronized its own monthly reporting to coincide with the release of the fraudulent U.S. numbers -- meaning they have even LESS impact on markets than they did previously.

Presumably that's a "good thing" for the ever-incompetent Stephen Harper and the rest of the clown-Conservatives?

As reported yesterday, we're supposed to expect a fantastic number with respect to U.S. "job-creation" tomorrow. Presumably it's the same Americans landing all these (mythical) "jobs" who are buying-up all the (mythical) "new homes" supposedly being built in the U.S.?



I have no idea what we're really going to see tomorrow in the jobs numbers, and even less idea how we'll see precious metals market react. However, as I continue to tell people the NUMBERS are of least importance at the moment -- so being able to "predict" a number for tomorrow (even if possible) would be little more than trivia.

What is more important is observing (in hindsight) what actually happened in bullion markets, and then understanding/explaining why. Hopefully I'll be up to that task tomorrow...


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It's Friday March 8th, and a very interesting day in bullion markets. Referring back to yesterday's edition; I was right about one thing and wrong about another.

I was wrong in refusing to believe that the Bureau of Labor Lies would actually try to pass-off the "huge jobs gain" in its monthly report which had been telegraphed by the U.S. mainstream media. However, I was absolutely correct in saying that the "numbers" for today (i.e. price) would be irrelevant, but the analysis of the price action would prove much more instructive.

First, let's observe today's ambush, as shown in the March 8th chart from Basher Central:


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It doesn't get any more obvious than this. At 8:15 a.m., the second that the jobs-report was released; the banksters bombed the market and drove drown the price from $1577 to $1562 instantaneously. A $15 price-drop in literally a second, in what is a large and liquid market. It should never happen.

What would be the explanation/excuse from the banksters (via their shills in the media)? Here is the Script we have been fed in recent months. After spending two years calling gold a "risk asset" which should only go up on generally "bullish" days; for the last few months the propagandists have reversed themselves 180 degrees.

Now gold is a "safe haven" (lol), which should only go up on "risk off" days (lol!!). So (we will be told) gold should have gone down when the "good news" came out about U.S. jobs. This is despite the fact that the news was telegraphed days in advance -- and so should have been mostly (if not completely) "priced in" already.

But then after the ambush (as is often the case) we saw something much more significant: the rebound.

The reversal in price was just as stunning/dramatic as the (fraudulent) take-down, and is often the case the entire drop was reversed PLUS a small gain was then made to prices. It says to all bullion-holders one (or all) of the following three things:

1) The market (in general) totally disbelieved the jobs-lie, and so it reversed the (manufactured) REACTION to that lie when the banksters drove prices lower.

2) The gold market (specifically) rejected the lie, and so it reversed the price-action.

3) The gold market might have believed the jobs-lie, but it rejected the lie that such a number was "bearish" for the gold market -- and so the price-action was reversed.

Whatever the precise explanation for today's price action, it illustrates two general principles very clearly.

a) The Sheep (represented by the traders in the market) are rejecting the lies of the propaganda machine, and/or the fraudulent manipulation of markets which accompany those lies on an ever more frequent basis.

b) The banksters are not all-powerful. Any time that market participants act (with their wallets) in direct opposition to these Bullies/Criminals, they give ground.

:)

Note that as I write this, the banksters are still obviously continuing to apply maximum downward pressure on the gold (and silver) market. The price of gold has been taken down from its high of the day over $1580/oz, and is currently hovering around $1575. We'll see if the banksters can hang onto this $3 drop in price (i.e. 0.2%), after their $15 ambush was obliterated.

In the silver market, we see a similar pattern. Silver was as low as $28.26 (roughly a 2% decline), and it's price is currently slightly higher -- hovering right at the $29/oz mark.

Note that this market-reversal comes in a GENERAL atmosphere of the Chicken Littles shrieking that "the sky is falling" in bullion markets with the most frequency/vehemence since the Crash of '08. This makes today's price-reversal that much more impressive. This suggests (repeat "suggests") that barring some new "development" (i.e. some new manufactured lie/event) that bullion prices are near a bottom.

As I've pointed out on many occasions (and as has been asserted by Andrew MacGuire, a metals-trader with much more experience in these markets; the jobs-report lie is the #1 bullion-bashing window utilized by the banksters in driving prices lower. Yet with "everyone" shrieking that bullion prices are about to collapse we see the banksters COMPLETELY IMPOTENT today. Better break out the Viagra...

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Have a good weekend everyone!
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It's Sunday March 10th, and a special Weekend Edition of The Grind. It's in response to being asked a general question by Forum stalwart, "Earl"; and it's (of course) a question which has been asked in various ways, at different times -- and it's something we all think about.

"When?"

When will the Big Collapse which I continue to assert must take place occur? Or, alternately, when will the markets for bullion and/or the miners turn, and the next Big Rally arrive?

Because the question was asked on one of the threads in our Mining section, I thought I would paste my (general) response to that question here as well, since I don't think I've explicitly addressed it in such detail in the past. It may not be the response that people want to hear (lol), however it's always been my belief that it's better to stick to (brutal) honesty than to peddle false-hopes and/or engage in self-delusion.



My position here has been and remains the same. It is not only possible but relatively simple to explain what is going to happen -- expressed as a small number of possible scenarios. However, it is completely IMPOSSIBLE to supply any reasonable/useful estimates as to precisely when detonation of the banksters' fraud-empire will occur.

I use the word "detonation" very deliberately here, since (as with the Crash of '08) the moment when things "fall apart" will likely be a chosen time, triggered with a contrived event of some sort -- which will then be written in our history/mythology as the "reason" for the collapse.

This is a persistent pattern of the Oligarchs, going back AT LEAST as far as the Great Depression, and likely much further. Readers of The Silver Stealers understand that the Great Depression was an Oligarch-manufactured event (destroying all of the silver-money economies in the world, notably China and India).

And then the crash of U.S. markets in 1929 was the "manufactured event" which was then written in our history/mythology as the "reason" for the Great Depression. Obviously in order to know WHEN the Oligarchs plan their next, BIG "crash" (something much worse/more permanent than the Crash of '08) one would have to know precisely WHICH Oligarchs actually make such a decision, and then have the capacity to either secretly eavesdrop on them or read their minds (lol).

One cannot predict an arbitrary event. Yes, the crash MUST happen. But the same people delaying that crash are the ones who will decide when to "pull the plug." That time will be based on one of two considerations:

1) An especially inviting opportunity to prosper from the collapse.
2) A cost/benefit analysis, where the Oligarchs decide that the harm they would cause themselves from delaying the collapse further is GREATER than the harm they will suffer from deliberately triggering that collapse.

More generally, it's like when one gets the urge to sneeze, but the sneeze doesn't occur immediately. You know that irrespective of whether you try to fight-off the sneeze or allow it to come naturally that you WILL sneeze. However, the precise moment that the sneeze occurs is still a (relative) "surprise".

If our economies (and our governments, and our "news") weren't so heavily controlled/manipulated, then it would be possible to simply assess the damage and then estimate when the natural progression (i.e. implosion) of our economies would lead to collapse. However, with our markets, news, economies, and governments so tightly controlled by a handful of psychopaths; it would be pure self-delusion for one to think they could sit in their arm-chair and pinpoint when the psychopaths will trigger their Armageddon.

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It's Monday March 11th, and while there is certainly no "justice" in bullion markets at the present time, there's fortunately plenty of light entertainment. And (as always) there's no better place to go for such unintentional comedy than Basher Central.

What did they have up their sleeve to start a new week? How about this beauty of a title:

The Bleeding Has Stopped For Now In Gold




Keep in mind that this is coming from a bullion dealer. Given the big horse-meat scandal going on right now, Kitco's title is like McDonalds coming out with an announcement like:

...There is no horse-meat in McDonalds hamburgers today.

While an announcement like that might not cause you to immediately spit-out the Big Mac you were currently attempting to eat, it would certainly discourage you from buying any more burgers.



Maybe that's the problem at Kitco? Maybe they all have "gold fever" so badly that they don't want anyone buying any of "their gold"? And Jon Nadler isn't a gold-hater, he's a gold-hoarder -- who's trying to discourage anyone else from muscling-in on limited supplies...???



Nah, I don't believe that line either...




The Bleeding Has Stopped For Now In Gold

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Gold prices strengthened modestly overnight in Asian trading and are heading into early morning New York action with a firm tone. The bleeding has stopped for now on the charts; gold prices stabilized last week and consolidated within recent ranges.

In European action, Italian bond yields edged higher following news that ratings agency Fitch downgraded Italy's credit rating late Friday. Traders will be eyeing the European economic summit Thursday and Friday amid continuing concerns about the struggling economy there.

Despite Friday's better than expected U.S. non-farm payrolls news, economists say for now it does little to change the Federal Reserve's overall course. The U.S. economy remains challenged by the current fiscal tightening, which is expected to weigh on growth this year. The Federal Reserve remains on its path of quantitative easing, with $85 billion in new bond purchases every month.

There are estimates the Fed's balance sheet, currently at about $3.09 trillion could rise near the $4 trillion mark by the end of 2013 if the current pace of bond buying continues. Even though there are signs of improvement, the U.S. economy is not out of the woods yet and the U.S. Fed may err on the side of caution when it comes to removing monetary policy accommodation. The Fed does not want to pull the plug too early and run the risk of sending the U.S. economy back into recession...
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