Congress Still Covering for the Fed’s Bailouts

Congress Still Covering for the Fed’s Bailouts By Clint Siegner Wall Street owns Washington DC – figuratively speaking. In literal terms, the largest banks in the nation own the Federal Reserve. They also bought and paid for a great number of DC politicians as evidenced by campaign contributions, Congressional voting records and sham oversight. This was on full display at last week’s Committee on Financial Services hearing. “The Honorable Randal Quarles,” Vice Chairman of Supervision at the Fed, was among three people called to report for purposes of “oversight.” A…

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Why You Should “Follow the Money” on The Yellow (and Silver) Brick Road

Why You Should “Follow the Money” on The Yellow (and Silver) Brick Road By David Smith Since the Federal Reserve detached the dollar from the gold standard in 1971, the world’s central bankers – with the Fed leading the charge, have flooded the world with fiat currency to the point of diminishing its purchasing power to shadow status. A common belief during the early decades of the former Soviet Union’s rise after 1917 was that, according to Marxist-Leninist theory, the West and capitalism would either self-destruct, or be “buried” by…

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Congressman Prods Attorney General on Gold, Silver Trading Questions Ignored by CFTC

Congressman Prods Attorney General on Gold, Silver Trading Questions Ignored by CFTC By Chris Powell A U.S. representative who has been pressing the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) with questions about the gold and silver markets has asked Attorney General William P. Barr to try intervene and get answers from the commission. In a letter dated November 1 and made public today, the U.S. representative, Alex W. Mooney, Republican of West Virginia, commends Barr for the Justice Department’s recent criminal prosecution of manipulation in the…

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World’s Ultra-Rich Preparing For Market Crash, UBS Warns

World’s Ultra-Rich Preparing For Market Crash, UBS Warns By Tyler Durden A synchronized global slowdown, with no end in sight, has spooked some of the wealthiest investors around the world, according to a new survey from UBS Wealth Management, seen by Bloomberg. UBS polled wealthy investors, who are preparing for a significant stock market correction by the end of next year. In the survey of more than 3,400 high net wealth respondents, 25% said they’ve sold risk assets, such as equities, commodities, and high-yield bonds, and have transitioned into cash. The synchronized global…

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DISMAL OUTCOME: Silver In The TRENCHES!

DISMAL OUTCOME: Silver In The TRENCHES! This is a critical update from one of the best financial commentators I know, a good friend of ours, Mr. Tom Beck, who runs PortfolioWealthGlobal.com and we’re excited to share this one with you! In the big picture, I am shocked that gold isn’t trading for $1,200 and silver at $13, in line with their production costs. We’re operating in a world that is broke, where money is freely handed out to credit-worthy entities, without regard to their need of it. We have ZERO rates, but…

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Sound Money Scholarship Winners Announced — 7 Outstanding Thinkers Earn Nearly $10,000 in Tuition Assistance

Sound Money Scholarship Winners Announced — 7 Outstanding Thinkers Earn Nearly $10,000 in Tuition Assistance Eagle, ID (November 5, 2019) – Seven outstanding students beat out over 100 of their high-school and college peers in making the best case for sound money through an international, gold-backed scholarship competition… …and the winners walked away with almost $10,000 in scholarship awards for their exceptional, thought-provoking essays. For the fourth-straight year, Money Metals Exchange, the national precious-metals dealer that was recently ranked “Best in the USA,” has teamed up with the Sound Money Defense…

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Fed’s Own Forecasts Again Dead Wrong as QE4 Accelerates

Fed’s Own Forecasts Again Dead Wrong as QE4 Accelerates By Mike Gleason Precious metals markets enter November’s trading with bulls eying a potential year-end rally. Gold and silver prices did manage to post gains on Wednesday and Thursday after the Federal Reserve announced a quarter point rate cut. But the Fed followed up its move with language suggesting interest rate policy is now on pause. News Anchor #1: The Federal Reserve cut the benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point. It’s now at 1.5% to 1.75%. The rate…

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Three Things You Didn’t Know About The Crash of 1929

Three Things You Didn’t Know About The Crash of 1929 By Simon Black, Sovereign Man October 28, 1929– 90 years ago today– is known as ‘Black Monday’ in financial circles. The US stock market had peaked the previous month, on September 3, 1929, with the Dow Jones stock index reaching a record high of 381. But throughout September and October, nervous investors began pulling their money out of the market. And over a three-day period in late October (including Black Monday), the market lost more than 30% of its value.…

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The Fed’s “Not QE” Is Morphing into “QE4ever”

The Fed’s “Not QE” Is Morphing into “QE4ever” By Mike Gleason Another week, another new and expanded repo market intervention by the Federal Reserve. On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York intervened twice with fresh liquidity injections. Fed officials raised their offerings for overnight repos up from $75 billion to a staggering $120 billion. This comes on top of the $60 billion per month in Treasury bill purchases that will extend well into next year and possibly beyond. Over the past month alone, the Fed’s balance sheet has…

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3 Steps to Save America From Economic Collapse

3 Steps to Save America From Economic Collapse By George Gilder [Editor’s Note: The following article has been adapted from the book The Scandal of Money, written by George Gilder and originally published in 2016.] I am more convinced than ever that if we ever again are going to have sound money it will not come from government. It will be issued by private enterprise. Liberal economist Friedrich Hayek said that in 1977. Yet it rings more true today than ever before. Our Federal Reserve System, which gives twelve bankers…

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