Virus Spread Exposes Fragility Of Global Markets

Virus Spread Exposes Fragility Of Global Markets By Tyler Durden As the numbers of infected and dead soar exponentially this weekend, with the deadly coronavirus spreading to multiple nations and seemingly very much not “contained,” early trading in markets suggest, as Bloomberg macro strategist Mark Cudmore details below, that this ‘black swan’ event is exposing the fragilities, and vulnerability, of financial markets that long ago de-tethered from any fundamental underpinning. Source: Bloomberg USDJPY is tumbling in early trading, implying a 400-point drop in Dow futures… Source: Bloomberg And Aussie fell…

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Stock Market More Overpriced and Perilous Than Anytime in History

Stock Market More Overpriced and Perilous Than Anytime in History By David Haggith I’m not going to predict when and how the US stock market will crash as I did by laying out the stages of its fall for 2018. That was easy, but the times are different now. Back then, the Fed had laid out a precise schedule for its tightening, and it was apparent to me where the big increases in Fed tightening would be sufficient to bring down the market that the Fed had artificially rigged. Today,…

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Fighting the Fed (and the Crooked Banks) by Holding Gold

Fighting the Fed (and the Crooked Banks) by Holding Gold By Clint Siegner Market forecaster Martin Zweig famously warned investors against underestimating the power of the Federal Reserve Bank to control markets. He coined the phrase “Don’t fight the Fed” back in the ’80s. Precious metals investors are wondering if this is still good advice. On one hand, it is pretty hard to argue with that bit of wisdom. The Fed Zweig was referencing had begun taking a more overt role in markets, using interest rates as a tool for…

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Bullion Banks Used Paper Gold and Silver to Restrain Price Advance in 2019

Bullion Banks Used Paper Gold and Silver to Restrain Price Advance in 2019 By Clint Siegner Gold and silver investors buy metals because they are scarce. Precious metals are by nature difficult to find, and hard to produce. Consequently, above ground stocks are limited and valuable, particularly when priced in unlimited fiat currencies. The bankers and government officials behind these fiat currency systems don’t like stable monetary benchmarks such as gold putting their inflation schemes on full display. They absolutely hate that gold works as a refuge. Inflation is a…

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Outlook 2020 (Part 2): Key Fundamentals and Technicals for Precious Metals

Outlook 2020 (Part 2): Key Fundamentals and Technicals for Precious Metals By Stefan Gleason The first part of our 2020 Outlook covered the Big Picture Backdrop for Precious Metals. This second part focuses on the fundamental and technical setup for gold and silver markets. Precious metals markets enter the New Year with some impressive upside momentum. Are gold and silver poised to deliver big gains in 2020? Before answering that question, let’s review the year-end closing prices and yearly gains the metals recorded in 2019: Gold: $1,519 (+18.9%) Silver: $17.91…

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Outlook 2020: The Big Picture Backdrop for Precious Metals

Outlook 2020: The Big Picture Backdrop for Precious Metals By Stefan Gleason The year ahead promises to be an eventful one. It will, of course, be dominated by political headlines leading up to the 2020 election. It could also be a big breakout year for precious metals. In the second part of Money Metals’ 2020 Outlook, we’ll drill down on the fundamental and technical setup for gold and silver… However, in this first part, we’ll set the stage by digging into the macro forces at play in the economy, monetary…

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Slam the Bid: This Ship is SINKING — You’ve Been Warned

Slam the Bid: This Ship is SINKING — You’ve Been Warned We Bring You This Critical Alert, Contributed By WealthResearchGroup.com and Their Founder, Lior Gantz, Who Our Staff Looks At For Accurate Economic Forecasting. I AM not getting close to the NASDAQ, S&P 500 or the Dow Jones right now. There’s going to be a violent and swift shake-up in a matter of days to clear the air, before we rally again. Behold, the euphoria is here and nothing can dim the lights or choke the fire, for now; the…

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Signs Swirl All Around Us — Is The Monetary Reset At Hand?

Signs Swirl All Around Us — Is The Monetary Reset At Hand? By Chris Powell For most of this decade owning gold and gold-related investments has required the patience of Job, and the sector is so obscure that it is hard to be sure of anything. But for months now the unusual developments have been piling up so much that it may be possible to regain some optimism. There are indications of a shortage of metal not just at the New York Commodities Exchange, where for months now most contracts…

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CARDINAL SIN: My Most Contrarian Bet – SILVER!

CARDINAL SIN: My Most Contrarian Bet – SILVER! We Bring You This Critical Alert, Contributed By WealthResearchGroup.com and Their Founder, Lior Gantz, Who Our Staff Looks At For Accurate Economic Forecasting. When I landed on American soil in June 2009, for the first time after the September 2008 crash, the atmosphere of trauma was palpable. Some were betting heavily on a quick recovery, while others were panicked down to their very core. No one has ever seen a nationwide meltdown in financial assets and real estate prices the likes of…

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Sound Money State Index Identifies Friends & Enemies of Precious Metals Investors

Sound Money State Index Identifies Friends & Enemies of Precious Metals Investors Interview with Jp Cortez Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Coming up Jp Cortez of the Sound Money Defense League joins us to discuss the latest on the state legislative front when it comes to taxation of gold and silver, an issue that is becoming more and more important for precious metals investors, many of whom are now facing the prospects of having to pay sales tax when they buy precious metals. Jp also…

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