This is a short story. It has a purpose. Bear with me. A long time ago and far, far away there was a village that was occasionally raided by outlaws who took food, jewels, and women. The villagers were understandably angry but could do little to protect themselves.
Most people understand that it’s foolish to keep all their eggs in one basket. Yet they fail to go far enough in applying the principle. Diversification isn’t just about investing in multiple stocks or in multiple asset classes. Real diversification - the kind that keeps you safe - means holding assets in multiple countries, so that you’re not overexposed to the economic and political risks that are present in every country.
The USDollar is on a collision course with imminent death. It is utterly amazing that so many supposedly smart analysts and highly paid wealth managers cannot see the obvious path on which the USDollar treads, limps, and struts proudly, dangerously, and abusively, suspended by numerous false cables and tethers. The USDollar cannot be sustained in its current form or on its present course. The abuse of its management and stewardship will be told in history books (possibly with certain chapters scribed by the Jackass). The aggressive defense of the USDollar includes criminal activity on a widespread scale never witnessed before.
It’s Tuesday morning, and the inevitable “end game” we’ve long written of – of a loss of confidence in the purveyors of history’s largest fiat Ponzi scheme – has never been nearer. Yesterday’s horrific financial market action – in which, relentless Cartel pressure notwithstanding, gold was nearly the only asset in positive territory, was but a taste of what’s coming. Shades of 2008 were clearly in the air – with financial “depth charges” launched from ports as far-reaching as China; Puerto Rico; and of course, Greece. Aside from “triple-A” sovereign bonds like those of Germany and the U.S. – and gold, of course – every other market was annihilated; from equities, to “lesser” sovereign bonds and commodities.
The gold price crept higher in early Far East trading on their Friday morning—and that lasted until shortly after 8 a.m. Hong Kong time. It didn’t do much until the spike down at the London open—and the subsequent rally got its wings clipped once the London a.m. gold fix was done for the day. The absolute low tick of the day came shortly before the equity markets opened in New York. They crawled higher from there until 12:50 p.m. EDT—and then traded flat into the 5:15 p.m. close of electronic trading.
Not that almost any and all news today is enough to make you scratch your head, two pieces of news yesterday were bombshells! I am talking about Greece's stance of staying IN the Eurozone and the Zerohedge article regarding JPM "cornering" the global commodity markets.
Silver has moved sideways for about nine months, after it moved sideways from a slightly higher level for about 14 months. Boring!
On Friday morning, at around midnight (Arizona time), the price of silver had a little crash. It dropped 30 cents in 11 minutes. More importantly, it dropped more than 10 cents in a single second. Then, the price rose above its level before the event. Here is a graph of the event, with each tick representing one minute.
How is this even legal? That's a serious question and I'd like a serious answer after the you read what is presented below. Immediately following the short squeeze in mid-May that resulted in a 10% price move in just five days, the "Large Specs" in silver set out to rebuild (or were tricked into rebuilding) a massive naked short position in Comex silver. As you can see on the chart below, over the past five weeks, these Large Specs have added 41,806 gross naked short contracts to their accumulated position.
COT Silver Report - June 26, 2015