http://www.silverseek.com/commentaries/rss Goldseek Commentaries en Trump Takes The Final Currency War Thermonuclear, Puts Gold Cartel On Notice! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/trump-takes-final-currency-war-thermonuclear-puts-gold-cartel-notice-16258 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s the rare day I wake up to see news so powerfully Precious Metal bullish – regarding its short and long-term implications – I can barely contain myself. The last such event was the BrExit – which set into motion the inevitable collapse of the European Union and Euro currency as we know it. Which, seven months later, appears more certain than ever – and perhaps, if this year’s Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Catalonian elections and legislative actions trend in the direction I anticipate, imminent. Which I assure you, last night’s news will only hasten further. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s the rare day I wake up to see news so powerfully Precious Metal bullish – regarding its short <em>and </em>long-term implications – I can barely contain myself.&nbsp; The last such event was the BrExit – which set into motion the inevitable collapse of the European Union and Euro currency as we know it.&nbsp; Which, seven months later, appears more certain than ever – and perhaps, if this year’s Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Catalonian elections and legislative actions trend in the direction I anticipate, imminent.&nbsp; Which I assure you, last nigh</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/trump-takes-final-currency-war-thermonuclear-puts-gold-cartel-notice-16258" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:40:36 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16258 at http://www.silverseek.com The Loose Cannon Versus The Wicked Witch http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/loose-cannon-versus-wicked-witch-16255 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When I published “frankly, I’m terrified” in October, even I could not comprehend the dire ramifications of Donald Trump’s election – which at the time, I predicted would have the political, economic, and monetary impact of a “BrEXit times ten.” Care of the most rigged markets of all time, this world-changing event hasn’t yet been discounted in equities or Precious Metals; although arguably, it has – and continues to be – by collapsing worldwide currency markets. Like, for instance, the UK Pound; which upon yesterday’s definitive call by Prime Minister Theresa May for a “hard BrExit,” plunged to essentially the lowest level in UK history. This, in a nation that already has, care of lunatic money printing by the Bank of England, one of the world’s highest costs of living. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, January 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">When I published “<a href="http://sgtreport.com/2016/10/audioblog-166-frankly-im-terrified/"><span style="color: #000000;">frankly, I’m terrified</span></a>” in October, even I could not comprehend the dire ramifications of Donald Trump’s election – which at the time, I predicted would have the political, economic, and monetary impact of a “<a href="http://sgtreport.com/2016/09/audioblog-163-a-trump-victory-equals-brexit-times-ten/"><span style="color: #000000;">BrEXit times ten</span></a>.”&nbsp; Care of the most <em>rigged</em> markets of all time, this world</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/loose-cannon-versus-wicked-witch-16255" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:53:15 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16255 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - January 13, 2017 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-january-13-2017-16252 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - January 13, 2017 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" align="center">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-january-13-2017-16252" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:09:59 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16252 at http://www.silverseek.com 2.5%, Nuff Said? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/25-nuff-said-16246 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With each passing day – particularly, as we approach Trump’s inauguration – the confluence of “PM bullish, everything-else-bearish” headlines grows larger, and broader. Consequently, the list of vital questions to be answered is as long, as it is broad. Such as, will the outgoing Obama Administration’s last ditch attempt to sabotage the incoming Trump Administration succeed? Will plunging currencies like the Euro, the UK Pound, the Mexican Peso, and the Turkish Lira find their footing – or continue to implode? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">With each passing day – particularly, as we approach Trump’s inauguration – the confluence of “PM bullish, everything-else-bearish” headlines grows larger, and broader.&nbsp; Consequently, the list of vital questions to be answered is as long, as it is broad.&nbsp; Such as, will the outgoing Obama Administration’s last ditch attempt to sabotage the incoming Trump Administration succeed?&nbsp; Will plunging currencies like the Euro, the UK Pound, the Mexican Peso, and the Turkish Lira find their footing – or continue to implode?&nbsp; Will the Chinese allow the </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/25-nuff-said-16246" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:00:45 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16246 at http://www.silverseek.com The 12:00 PM EST “Cap Of Last Resort” http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/1200-pm-est-%E2%80%9Ccap-last-resort%E2%80%9D-16243 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I have a LOT to speak of today – culminating in something I should have memorialized years ago, amidst my heyday of publishing “primers” of the gold Cartel’s myriad, day-to-day operations. I’m having trouble choosing which “PM bearish, everything-else-bullish” topic to start with – but due to how smothering the never-ending “Russian hacking scandal” has been – spearheaded by CNN, “America’s least trusted media outlet”; and the fact that started watching the incredible USA Network Series, Mr. Robot; I’m commencing with an item I’m sure will get little press – other than on Zero Hedge, where I found it – but has a LOT of relevance to the world’s future path. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, January 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I have a LOT to speak of today – culminating in something I should have memorialized years ago, amidst my heyday of publishing “primers” of the gold Cartel’s myriad, day-to-day operations.&nbsp; I’m having trouble choosing which “PM bearish, everything-else-bullish” topic to start with – but due to how smothering the never-ending “Russian hacking scandal” has been – spearheaded by CNN, “America’s least trusted media outlet”; and the fact that started watching the incredible USA Network Series, <em>Mr.</em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/1200-pm-est-%E2%80%9Ccap-last-resort%E2%80%9D-16243" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:45:23 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16243 at http://www.silverseek.com Market Intervention Crushed Profit Margins At Largest Primary Silver Mining Producer http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/market-intervention-crushed-profit-margins-largest-primary-silver-mining-producer-16241 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The profit margin trend at the world’s largest primary silver mining company has experienced a rapid decline over the past several years. Fresnillo PLC in Mexico, is the largest primary silver mining company in the world. Last year, Fresnillo PLC produced 47 million of silver and 762,000 oz of gold. For all their hard work, Fresnillo’s profit margin versus its cost of sales fell to an all-time low of 7% in 2015. This can most certainly be blamed on market intervention, which I will discuss in more detail in upcoming articles. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The profit margin trend at the world’s largest primary silver mining company has experienced a rapid decline over the past several years.&nbsp; Fresnillo PLC in Mexico, is the largest primary silver mining company in the world.&nbsp; Last year, Fresnillo PLC produced 47 million of silver and 762,000 oz of gold.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/market-intervention-crushed-profit-margins-largest-primary-silver-mining-producer-16241" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 01:04:12 +0000 SRSrocco 16241 at http://www.silverseek.com Death Of The European Union-And The Precious Metal Demand Explosion Hence http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/death-european-union-and-precious-metal-demand-explosion-hence-16239 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even on a “quiet” news weekend – now that the PPT-orchestrated, soon-to-be-reversed “Trump-Flation” rally has put what remains of critical media analysis into hibernation – an utterly astounding amount of dramatically “PM bearish, everything-else-bullish” headlines emerged. To the point that, albeit early, it’s starting to feel a lot like a year ago. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Even on a “quiet” news weekend – now that the PPT-orchestrated, soon-to-be-reversed “Trump-Flation” rally has put what remains of critical media analysis into hibernation – an utterly astounding amount of dramatically “PM bearish, everything-else-bullish” headlines emerged.&nbsp; To the point that, albeit early, it’s starting to feel a lot like a year ago.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/death-european-union-and-precious-metal-demand-explosion-hence-16239" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:56:33 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16239 at http://www.silverseek.com Can You Help Me Out? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/can-you-help-me-out-16236 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At the risk of sounding defensive, I wish to address a recent letter we received through our Free E-Letter Service. This letter was addressed to me on January 4, 2017. From my perspective it seems that this was someone who was unwilling to take responsibility for their own actions. It is my considered opinion that many people have been taught a victim mentality, which means they have little to no control over their own lives and everything that “happens” to them is because of something beyond their control. Here is the letter… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, January 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">At the risk of sounding defensive, I wish to address a recent letter we received through our Free E-Letter Service. This letter was addressed to me on January 4, 2017. From my perspective it seems that this was someone who was unwilling to take responsibility for their own actions. It is my considered opinion that many people have been taught a victim mentality, which means they have little to no control over their own lives and everything that “happens” to them is because of something beyond their control. Here is the letter…</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/can-you-help-me-out-16236" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:58:42 +0000 David Morgan 16236 at http://www.silverseek.com The Death Throes Of “Money” http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/death-throes-%E2%80%9Cmoney%E2%80%9D-16235 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I have some profound thoughts early on this cold Saturday morning, of just how much destruction the world’s “powers that be” – using the “weapon of mass destruction” known as fiat currencies – have wrought on seven-plus billion people. Which more than ever, appears closer to being “counter-attacked” than ever before. On any given day, dozens of instances of what’s wrong are readily apparent, causing the understanding of why this has happened to increase exponentially – particularly as the “fake news” media has been exposed for the lying, sociopathic, regime-supporting institution it has become; whilst conversely, “alternative media” outlets like the Miles Franklin Blog become more popular, due to the mere virtue of speaking TRUTH. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, January 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I have some profound thoughts early on this cold Saturday morning, of just how much destruction the world’s “powers that be” – using the “weapon of mass destruction” known as fiat currencies – have wrought on seven-plus billion people.&nbsp; Which more than ever, appears closer to being “counter-attacked” than ever before.&nbsp; On any given day, dozens of instances of what’s wrong are readily apparent, causing the understanding of <em>why </em>this has happened to increase exponentially – particularly as the “fake news” media has been exposed for the lying, so</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/death-throes-%E2%80%9Cmoney%E2%80%9D-16235" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:36:30 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16235 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - January 6, 2017 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-january-6-2017-16232 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - January 6, 2017 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" align="center">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-january-6-2017-16232" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:08:34 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16232 at http://www.silverseek.com Ominous Reflections On 2017’s First Trading Day http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/ominous-reflections-2017%E2%80%99s-first-trading-day-16226 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I’m starting this at 8:30 PM MST Tuesday, in my eerily quiet house – as Sylvie is sleeping, Diana is teaching, and Giselle sits by my feet, waiting for her next snack. I’ll finish tomorrow morning, as I don’t want to miss a beat – in a rapidly changing world, chock full of Precious Metal bullish, everything-else-bearish headlines. Which I’ll simply start by saying – have no fear, I have not sold a single ounce of Precious Metals! Conversely, I hold more than ever before – at roughly 75% of my liquid net worth, a higher percentage than perhaps 90% of the world’s denizens; and likely, 99% of the Western world. To the contrary, I’ve simply re-organized my portfolio, as I’ve done dozens of times throughout my investment career. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, January 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I’m starting this at 8:30 PM MST Tuesday, in my eerily quiet house – as Sylvie is sleeping, Diana is teaching, and Giselle sits by my feet, waiting for her next snack.&nbsp; I’ll finish tomorrow morning, as I don’t want to miss a beat – in a rapidly changing world, chock full of Precious Metal bullish, everything-else-bearish headlines.&nbsp; Which I’ll simply start by saying – <em>have no fear, I have not sold a single ounce of Precious Metals</em>!&nbsp; Conversely, I hold more than ever before – at roughly 75% of my liquid net worth, a higher percentage than</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/ominous-reflections-2017%E2%80%99s-first-trading-day-16226" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:26:18 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16226 at http://www.silverseek.com The “Upcoming, Cataclysmic, Financial Big Bang To End All Big Bangs”-Upgraded From Inevitable To Imminent? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/%E2%80%9Cupcoming-cataclysmic-financial-big-bang-end-all-big-bangs%E2%80%9D-upgraded-inevitable-imminent- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Before the U.S. has even opened for 2017 business, global markets have taken a dramatic step towards implosion – as the “year of monetary revolution” commences. Yes, the gold Cartel started the year as they start nearly every day; i.e., with a “Sunday Night Sentiment” raid, for the 170th time in the past 178 weekends (albeit, on a Monday due to the holiday); and subsequently, when gold had the nerve to rebound, a “2:15 AM” attack for the 761st time in the past 876 trading days, to make sure the year “starts right.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 3rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Before the U.S.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/%E2%80%9Cupcoming-cataclysmic-financial-big-bang-end-all-big-bangs%E2%80%9D-upgraded-inevitable-imminent-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:03:40 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16221 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - December 30, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-30-2016-16216 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - December 30, 2016. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="border-collapse: collapse; margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 553px; height: 317px;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; height: 15pt; border-right: black 1pt solid; width: 469pt; background: #ffcc00; border-bottom: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-top: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-right: 5.4pt; mso-border-top-alt: windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-left-alt: windowtext 1.0pt; m</tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-30-2016-16216" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:13:46 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16216 at http://www.silverseek.com Demystifying Precious Metals Propaganda, Part lll http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/demystifying-precious-metals-propaganda-part-lll-16215 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yesterday&#039;s &quot;why Bitcoin will make gold and silver go up&quot; was a big hit - as it should be, given how momentous the rise of crypto-currency is; and consequently, how governments are guaranteed to respond. I mean, if they&#039;re this scared of something as intrinsically worthless as cash; let alone, non-interest bearing &quot;barbaric relics&quot; like gold and silver - which to date, they think they have mastered the art of suppressing in the futures markets; just think how terrified they will be of, as the wisest of all Bitcoin prognosticators, Andreas Antonopoulous, deems, the &quot;internet of money&quot; - particularly in light of the fact that for all intents and purposes, it can&#039;t be naked shorted. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, December 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #666666; padding-bottom: 1em; font-size: 14px; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #000000;">Yesterday's "<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001Kk9aM-8BVRWnL-tZofU0qGoBeEme8loB9_o5yN3QA-XytA-yDnzuDRK2SfSuQHjCFYT0k3l5jXI0DMLKzHzVD1O0VyUhI3vgxtZ8D5xSJ_JWdJMJtUKRA4D6Um-FbT9pKeIT3xzTvHO-OGM-RO3OKCR3XnJKFQeSUxhhkvNVmM9_SBYS_3Uh0Zg_pMpc2qiuQQD_XglgQ7bqVg2HjjLJWCldptLMTzmybqq17FGx8z1S21hazHTrUQ==&amp;c=Zmho5R5aKsognVVF1uXAzUUfOWWQp_TwLm5LXTYI5ZQf5CXm4EI6Pw==&amp;ch=cMV9g9ocqK4qkLhr7Halb40v0aKVMRxPR4n9YcBhtBKYhTvUbiMZmQ==" t</span></div><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/demystifying-precious-metals-propaganda-part-lll-16215" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:35:58 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16215 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - December 23, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-23-2016-16211 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - December 23, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-23-2016-16211" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 23 Dec 2016 20:09:10 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16211 at http://www.silverseek.com FORENSIC EVIDENCE: Why Silver Price Manipulation Will End http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/forensic-evidence-why-silver-price-manipulation-will-end-16208 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The one thing silver investors want to know, is when will the manipulation of the silver price finally end. And who can blame then. It becomes extremely frustrating to watch the silver price fade lower and lower, especially as the Dow Jones Index gets ready to surpass the 20,000 level. Furthermore, precious metals sentiment continues to head down the toilet and into the cesspool, while the financial networks like CNBC get ready to pass out “Go 25,000 Dow Jones” baseball caps. However, the broader markets are in serious trouble, pointed out by Wolf Richter’s article, What The Heck’s Happening To Our Shale Buyback Boom. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, December 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The one thing silver investors want to know, is when will the manipulation of the silver price finally end.&nbsp; And who can blame then.&nbsp; It becomes extremely frustrating to watch the silver price fade lower and lower, especially as the Dow Jones Index gets ready to surpass the 20,000 level.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/forensic-evidence-why-silver-price-manipulation-will-end-16208" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:51:26 +0000 SRSrocco 16208 at http://www.silverseek.com Imminent Monte Paschim Bailout Depicts True State of Global Banking System http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/imminent-monte-paschim-bailout-depicts-true-state-global-banking-system-16206 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s barely a week left in 2016, and it’s hard to believe I’m actually looking forward to it ending. After five miserable years of unprecedented Precious Metals suppression – going back to May 2011’s “Sunday Night Paper Silver Massacre” and September 2011’s “Operation PM Annihilation I,” when the powers that be nearly lost control of financial markets entirely; and consequently, passed the “point of no return” when the “evil tripod” of money printing, market manipulation, and propaganda became a 24/7 operation; great strides were made in this year’s first half – with gold and silver rebounding, in the wake of the BrExit, to as high as $1,375/oz and $21/oz, respectively. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, December 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">There’s barely a week left in 2016, and it’s hard to believe I’m actually looking forward to it ending.&nbsp; After five miserable years of unprecedented Precious Metals suppression – going back to May 2011’s “<a href="https://www.milesfranklin.com/the-sunday-night-paper-silver-massacre-revisited/"><span style="color: #000000;">Sunday Night Paper Silver Massacre</span></a>” and September 2011’s “Operation PM Annihilation I,” when the powers that be nearly lost control of financial markets entirely; and consequently, passed the <a href="https://www.milesfranklin</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/imminent-monte-paschim-bailout-depicts-true-state-global-banking-system-16206" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 19:42:47 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16206 at http://www.silverseek.com Demystifying Precious Metals Propaganda, Part II http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/demystifying-precious-metals-propaganda-part-ii-16204 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The world is becoming a scary, dangerous place; even here in America, the “land of the free,” where freedoms are being lost at an alarming pace; and the “home of the brave,” where the bravery to express one’s opinion is rapidly being overwhelmed by the negative ramifications of such freedom of speech – unless it adheres to not only that of the powers that be, but the increasingly liberal-leaning populace. Most of whom, have been brainwashed to the point of idiocy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, December 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The world is becoming a scary, dangerous place; even here in America, the “land of the free,” where freedoms are being lost at an alarming pace; and the “home of the brave,” where the bravery to express one’s opinion is rapidly being overwhelmed by the negative ramifications of such freedom of speech – unless it adheres to not only that of the powers that be, but the increasingly liberal-leaning populace.&nbsp; Most of whom, have been brainwashed to the point of idiocy.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/demystifying-precious-metals-propaganda-part-ii-16204" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:10:30 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16204 at http://www.silverseek.com The “Most Hated Asset On The Planet” http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/%E2%80%9Cmost-hated-asset-planet%E2%80%9D-16201 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even the 1999 dotcom and 2007 real estate bubble peaks don’t compare, in my view, to what we’re witnessing today – as back then, the world was amidst historic political stability and economic prosperity; massively lower debt levels, and massively higher fiat currency purchasing powers. As opposed to today, when on all fronts, such trends are at their ugliest in generations; and in some cases, like debt, ever. To wit, yesterday alone, here were the headlines in which Precious Metal prices were again capped – via prototypical “Cartel Herald” algorithms, at the prototypical “key attack times”; whilst stock prices again rose – via the prototypical “dead ringer” algorithm… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">After 15 years in Precious Metals – and 27 in financial markets – I thought I had seen everything.&nbsp; Yes, manipulation has dramatically morphed over that time – starting with the creation of the “President’s Working Group on Financial Markets” in 1987 – just before my career started – from an “as needed” function, to a 24/7, “every day worse than the last” mainstay.&nbsp; And yes, the self-destructive ramifications of history’s first <em>global </em>fiat currency regime didn’t first appear until the turn of the century – when the temporary “positive” of aba</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/%E2%80%9Cmost-hated-asset-planet%E2%80%9D-16201" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:02:09 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16201 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Manipulation, Mining Stocks And Freedom http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-manipulation-mining-stocks-and-freedom-16199 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mike Maloney and David Morgan talk about the recent evidence of Deutsche Bank, UBS, and Barclays colluding to rig the silver markets. Also, they cover where stocks and speculation belong in precious metal investors’ portfolios. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Mike Maloney and David Morgan talk about the recent evidence of Deutsche Bank, UBS, and Barclays colluding to rig the silver markets. Also, they cover where stocks and speculation belong in precious metal investors’ portfolios.</span></p><p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VDPtf_-ojLk" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8fPd0njecp8" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:04:43 +0000 David Morgan 16199 at http://www.silverseek.com The Final Currency War, Part lll-China's Revenge! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/final-currency-war-part-lll-chinas-revenge-16197 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “Final currency war” is on the verge of taking very, very nasty turns – on every imaginable political; economic; monetary; and I can only hope and pray otherwise, military; front. This, as said draconian decrees – and hyper-inflationary money printing – are set to explode. First, to try and avert the inevitable collapse of what remains of the dying global fiat currency regime; and subsequently, to desperately try to maintain power, and steal whatever wealth can still be stolen from the world’s 99%. Which is why, more than ever – especially here in the United States of Market Manipulation, where the epicenter of Precious Metal suppression has yielded the most undervalued gold and silver prices, on no matter what metric you choose to measure them, in generations; and perhaps, ever. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="body"><p><span style="color: #000000;">“When gold goes above $1,430, we whack it.”&nbsp; This, one of the hundreds of blatantly collusive “chat” messages between UBS and Deutschebank gold traders between 2004 and 2013, per <a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-16/when-gold-goes-above-1430-we-whack-it"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>this</em></span></a> article from the PM communities’ newest champion, Allan Flynn of the “Comex we have a problem” blog.&nbsp; Who, as was the case a week ago, when he <a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-10/how-trigger-silver-aval</span></p></div><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/final-currency-war-part-lll-chinas-revenge-16197" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:15:30 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16197 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - December 16, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-16-2016-16191 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - December 16, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-16-2016-16191" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:09:06 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16191 at http://www.silverseek.com The Royal Flush http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/royal-flush-16185 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In order to make a point, I’m going to address a very popular question, by giving the answer first and then providing the question. The answer does involve a bit of imagining on your part. I ask you to picture yourself at the highest stakes poker game imaginable, where quite literally many billions of dollars are at stake and in which you have just been dealt the indisputable best hand possible - a royal flush. Please accept that you are guaranteed to win. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, December 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="line-height: 107%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;">In order to make a point, I’m going to address a very popular question, by giving the answer first and then providing the question. The answer does involve a bit of imagining on your part. I ask you to picture yourself at the highest stakes poker game imaginable, where quite literally many billions of dollars are at stake and in which you have just been dealt the indisputable best hand possible - a royal flush.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/royal-flush-16185" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:15:56 +0000 Theodore Butler 16185 at http://www.silverseek.com What Silver Needs to Do http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/what-silver-needs-do-16183 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Several feints higher in the last week have done little more than trap bulls looking for a breakout. None of the rallies exceeded the two external peaks labeled in the chart, casting doubt on the enthusiasm and buying power of bulls. This is no problem that yet another flurry of buying wouldn’t cure, but until it happens we should reconcile ourselves to more humdrum price action — or possibly the futures taking the path of less resistance and heading lower. Were that to occur, we could expect March Silver to fall to at least 15.995 before finding traction for a reversal attempt. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, December 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/What-needs-to-happen.jpg"><img src="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/What-needs-to-happen.jpg" width="562" height="308" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/what-silver-needs-do-16183" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 04:46:16 +0000 Rick Ackerman 16183 at http://www.silverseek.com The Silver Tsunami http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-tsunami-16181 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At this point in the cycle, the silver market should be relatively easy for the average person to enter. Prices are beginning to move back toward natural supply and demand equilibrium, as large disruptions are occurring between the positioning of dominant futures speculators that have kept futures prices entrapped for nearly 6 years. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, December 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">At this point in the cycle, the silver market should be relatively easy for the average person to enter. Prices are beginning to move back toward natural supply and demand equilibrium, as large disruptions are occurring between the positioning of dominant futures speculators that have kept futures prices entrapped for nearly 6 years.&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-tsunami-16181" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:19:05 +0000 Jeff Lewis 16181 at http://www.silverseek.com Money Printing…And Draconian Government Actions…Will Define 2017 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/money-printing%E2%80%A6and-draconian-government-actions%E2%80%A6will-define-2017-16180 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A week ago, I wrote that 2017 would be the “year of money printing,” mere hours before the ECB “unexpectedly” extended its epically suicidal QE program through the end of next year. Which, I might add, will cause the ECB’s balance sheet to surpass the Fed’s $4.5 trillion monstrosity by this summer, if the Fed doesn’t launch QE4 first. To that end, for any silly geese that actually believe the ECB is “tapering” because the monthly monetization rate will be reduced in April from €80 billion to the €60 billion the program started out with, I assure you, the only reason this step is being taken is because the ECB is running out of bonds to buy. Hence, its decision earlier this year to expand its universe of QE-qualified assets to corporate bonds, in some cases bordering on junk status. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, December 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">A week ago, I wrote that 2017 would be the “<a href="https://www.milesfranklin.com/2017-the-year-of-money-printing/"><span style="color: #000000;">year of money printing</span></a>,” mere <em>hours </em>before the ECB “unexpectedly” extended its epically suicidal QE program through the end of next year.&nbsp; Which, I might add, will cause the ECB’s balance sheet to surpass the Fed’s $4.5 trillion monstrosity by this summer, <em>if </em>the Fed doesn’t launch QE4 first.&nbsp; To that end, for any silly geese that actually believe the ECB is “tapering” because t</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/money-printing%E2%80%A6and-draconian-government-actions%E2%80%A6will-define-2017-16180" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:11:40 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16180 at http://www.silverseek.com History's Largest Bubble, And Anti-Bubble http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/historys-largest-bubble-and-anti-bubble-16176 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s T-minus two days until the Fed is forced to address the historic political, economic, and monetary collapse it’s created, in trying to maintain the unprecedented overvaluation of “history’s largest bubble” (financial assets) and under-valuation of “history’s largest anti-bubble” (precious metals), when the 100-plus taxpayer funded Keynesian lackeys it employs publish a one-page “word cloud” Wednesday afternoon, depicting their current course of action (a pathetic 25 basis point rate increase, when the “bond vigilantes” have executed a 75 basis point increase in actual markets); and more importantly, their “plan of action” going forward. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s T-minus two days until the Fed is <em>forced</em> to address the historic political, economic, and monetary collapse it’s created, in trying to maintain the unprecedented overvaluation of “history’s largest bubble” (financial assets) and under-valuation of “history’s largest anti-bubble” (precious metals), when the 100-plus taxpayer funded Keynesian lackeys it employs publish a one-page “word cloud” Wednesday afternoon, depicting their current course of action (a pathetic 25 basis point rate increase, when the “bond vigilantes” have executed a 75 basis poi</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/historys-largest-bubble-and-anti-bubble-16176" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:33:43 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16176 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - December 9, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-9-2016-16167 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - December 9, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-9-2016-16167" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:10:35 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16167 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Demand Ready To Explode http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-demand-ready-explode-16163 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The reasons for silver demand to explode – amidst an environment of verified peak production, and historically low above-ground, available for sale inventories, have never, in my very strong view, been stronger. Which is why, I might add, the opportunity to make a year-end tax swap (discussed yesterday), at an historically high gold/silver ratio of 69, may make sense to many investors. Eventually, the suppression of the dying monetary systems’ Achilles Heel, silver, must die – and when it does, the “revaluation” process will likely be unprecedented in modern financial market history. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, December 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Generally speaking, I spend the entire day, seven days a week, compiling articles from countless websites – starting with my “keystone” Zero Hedge – in search of topics to discuss.&nbsp; And nearly every day, the subject of the next morning’s article (or podcast) “hits me” the evening before.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-demand-ready-explode-16163" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:06:28 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16163 at http://www.silverseek.com 2017, The Year Of Money Printing http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/2017-year-money-printing-16156 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Before I get started, I’m reprinting the comments from our free daily e-newsletter (go to milesfranklin.com to sign up) from our President and Co-Founder Andy Schectman – about the unique tax strategy current regulations afford, regarding the legality of year-end Precious Metal “wash-sales.” That is, the ability to take losses in gold, silver, or platinum trades, and immediately re-invest in kind, without waiting the 30-days required to validate a loss in financial securities like stocks and bonds. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, December 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Before I get started, I’m reprinting the comments from our free daily e-newsletter (go to milesfranklin.com to sign up) from our President and Co-Founder Andy Schectman – about the unique tax strategy current regulations afford, regarding the legality of year-end Precious Metal “wash-sales.”&nbsp; That is, the ability to take losses in gold, silver, or platinum trades, and <em>immediately </em>re-invest in kind, without waiting the 30-days required to validate a loss in financial securities like stocks and bonds.&nbsp; Which not only is a valuable tax benefit, </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/2017-year-money-printing-16156" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:23:29 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16156 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Fundamentals VS. The Base Metal Bubble http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-fundamentals-vs-base-metal-bubble-16152 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The market “response” to the Italian referendum – unquestionably, a political, financial, and economic “nuclear bomb” – was as hideously rigged as anything I’ve ever seen. And trust me, the strafing is just starting, given this morning’s news that not only is Bank Monte dei Paschi likely to be nationalized this weekend, but snap elections to elect a new Prime Minister (likely, a violently anti-EU Five Star Movement candidate) may occur as soon as next month. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The market “response” to the Italian referendum – unquestionably, a political, financial, and economic “nuclear bomb” – was as hideously rigged as anything I’ve ever seen.&nbsp; And trust me, the strafing is just starting, given this morning’s news that not only is Bank Monte dei Paschi likely to be nationalized this weekend, but snap elections to elect a new Prime Minister (likely, a violently anti-EU Five Star Movement candidate) may occur as soon as <em>next month</em>.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-fundamentals-vs-base-metal-bubble-16152" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:19:06 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16152 at http://www.silverseek.com Can Silver Pull Gold Higher? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/can-silver-pull-gold-higher-16150 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although Comex Gold offered no similar encouragement, March Silver’s rally on Monday was strongly impulsive, implying as it has that the futures are a decent bet to reach the 17.295 target within the next 2-3 days. Moreover, if buyers are able to push this vehicle just a nickel or so higher overnight, that would significantly shorten the odds the target will be achieved, perhaps as early as Tuesday night. A move above the red line is key, however, especially with gold futures in a funk. For your information, I have lower targets outstanding for Feb Gold, the most immediate of which lies at 1149.40. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/March-silver-needs.jpg"><img src="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/March-silver-needs.jpg" width="564" height="392" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/can-silver-pull-gold-higher-16150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:12:17 +0000 Rick Ackerman 16150 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - December 2, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-2-2016-16146 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - December 2, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-2-2016-16146" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:11:33 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16146 at http://www.silverseek.com The Gigantic Pink Elephant In The Room http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gigantic-pink-elephant-room-16141 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early Wednesday, on what will be an extremely busy day, given that I will be taping three podcasts this morning. And by initial appearances, my impressive streak of political “calls” appears likely to end – as “miraculously,” an utterly desperate OPEC appears likely to announce a production “cut” in a few hours. Not that my logic was flawed in any way, as up until yesterday, such a “deal” appeared all but impossible. The fact is, OPEC’s penchant for lying surpasses even that of politicians and Central bankers – so blatantly, that despite its second and third largest producers, Iran and Iraq, staunchly disagreeing with the views of its largest, Saudi Arabia, it plans to feign solidarity, even if its policy is for all intents and purposes, is impossible to enforce. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, November 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Wednesday, on what will be an extremely busy day, given that I will be taping three podcasts this morning.&nbsp; And by initial appearances, my impressive streak of political “calls” appears likely to end – as “miraculously,” an utterly desperate OPEC appears likely to announce a production “cut” in a few hours.&nbsp; Not that my logic was flawed in any way, as up until <em>yesterday</em>, such a “deal” appeared all but impossible.&nbsp; The fact is, OPEC’s penchant for lying surpasses even that of politicians and Central bankers – so blatantly, that</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gigantic-pink-elephant-room-16141" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:51:45 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16141 at http://www.silverseek.com Tear Down This (Manipulative) Wall http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/tear-down-manipulative-wall-16139 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early Tuesday morning, and I can almost hear what’s going on inside the five-star hotel in Austria where the oil world’s dying “leadership” – which by tomorrow, may be permanently dead – have the U.S.-led “oil PPT” on the phone, trying to “manage” the fact that with Russia not attending tomorrow’s all-important meeting; at which, the odds of a viable, believable agreement are slim to none. Which, I might add, is what I have predicted from the day after September’s fraudulent “Algiers agreement” was promulgated – not because an actual agreement had occurred, but to buy time ahead of tomorrow’s meeting, to keep prices up for two more months. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Tuesday morning, and I can almost hear what’s going on inside the five-star hotel in Austria where the oil world’s dying “leadership” – which by tomorrow, may be permanently <em>dead</em> – have the U.S.-led “oil PPT” on the phone, trying to “manage” the fact that with Russia not attending tomorrow’s all-important meeting; at which, the odds of a viable, <em>believable</em> agreement are slim to none.&nbsp; Which, I might add, is what I have <a href="https://www.milesfranklin.com/was-goebbels-right/"><span style="color: #000000;">predicted</span></a></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/tear-down-manipulative-wall-16139" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:21:32 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16139 at http://www.silverseek.com Peak Silver And Continued Supply Deficits Warn Of Future Higher Prices http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/peak-silver-and-continued-supply-deficits-warn-future-higher-prices-16138 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What is interesting here, is that GFMS forecasts the number one silver producer, Mexico, to be down in 2016 by more than 6 Moz. Last year, I forecasted that global silver production would likely be lower in 2015. I was going by data by the “World Metals Statistics.” However, Mexico’s INEGI (government agency) considerably revised their figures higher for 2015. While I have seen revisions take place, the revisions by Mexico’s INEGI for 2015 were quite substantial. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">If the market has finally experienced a peak in world silver production, this warns of higher prices in the future.&nbsp; In addition, the global silver market suffered another large net supply deficit in 2016.&nbsp; These factors point to a big upcoming trend change in the future silver market. </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/peak-silver-and-continued-supply-deficits-warn-future-higher-prices-16138" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:54:44 +0000 SRSrocco 16138 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - November 28, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-28-2016-16136 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - November 28, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-28-2016-16136" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:08:50 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16136 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Miners’ Q3’16 Fundamentals http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-miners%E2%80%99-q3%E2%80%9916-fundamentals-16134 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The silver miners recently finished reporting their third-quarter results, offering a hard fundamental look into this sector. This reality check is valuable given the fierce winds of bearish sentiment buffeting silver stocks in recent months. Despite their huge correction, the elite silver miners’ fundamentals remain strong. They are producing at costs far below prevailing silver levels, with profits poised to soar as silver recovers. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">The silver miners recently finished reporting their third-quarter results, offering a hard fundamental look into this sector. This reality check is valuable given the fierce winds of bearish sentiment buffeting silver stocks in recent months. Despite their huge correction, the elite silver miners’ fundamentals remain strong. They are producing at costs far below prevailing silver levels, with profits poised to soar as silver recovers.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-miners%E2%80%99-q3%E2%80%9916-fundamentals-16134" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:18:58 +0000 Adam Hamilton 16134 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver and Gold - We Can’t Understand It for Them http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-gold-we-can%E2%80%99t-understand-it-them-16127 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For years I have calmly, patiently, and for the most part rationally, listened to friends, family, patients, and colleagues grapple with the notion of precious metals. The majority understand the basic reasons why some portion of portfolio allocation is necessary or prudent, but very few have (or will) taken action. Often, people are shocked that I would be interested in the matter to begin with. I think subconsciously people understand to be a “Doctor” is to be a teacher, but on the surface most people find it odd and uncomfortable to accept my interest and quest in something that rarely occurs to them. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="ImageBlock ImageBlockCenter"><img src="http://www.silver-coin-investor.com/images/xoptical-1708964_1920.jpg.pagespeed.ic.RnHySAPFfk.jpg" width="562" height="305" data-pin-media="http://www.silver-coin-investor.com/images/optical-1708964_1920.jpg" /></div><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;"><em>The Illusion of Explanatory Depth</em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-gold-we-can%E2%80%99t-understand-it-them-16127" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:57:14 +0000 Jeff Lewis 16127 at http://www.silverseek.com Historically Bullish Precious Metal Fundamentals, Versus Historical Bearish Oil Fundamentals http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/historically-bullish-precious-metal-fundamentals-versus-historical-bearish-oil-fundamenta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s my last article before Thanksgiving – though I’ll still tape my weekly Kerry Lutz podcast tomorrow morning; and thus, I intend to make it a good one. In which, I’m going to do some actual financial analysis – like I did on Wall Street for 15 years, using my finance degree, Chartered Financial Analyst designation, experience, and logic. Which sadly, is not just a dying art, but long dead – care of the commandeering of financial markets, unleashing of Central bank printing presses, and propaganda from the “evil troika” of Washington, and Wall Street, in an effort to milk a dying monetary regime dry, at the expense of world’s “99%.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s my last article before Thanksgiving – though I’ll still tape my weekly Kerry Lutz podcast tomorrow morning; and thus, I intend to make it a good one.&nbsp; In which, I’m going to do some actual <em>financial analysis</em> – like I did on Wall Street for 15 years, using my finance degree, Chartered Financial Analyst designation, experience, and <em>logic</em>.&nbsp; Which sadly, is not just a <em>dying </em>art, but long <em>dead</em> – care of the commandeering of financial markets, unleashing of Central bank printing presses, and propaganda from the “evil</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/historically-bullish-precious-metal-fundamentals-versus-historical-bearish-oil-fundamenta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:53:10 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16126 at http://www.silverseek.com Rigged; Fake; And Shortly, Forever Discredited http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rigged-fake-and-shortly-forever-discredited-16123 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Care of WikiLeaks, Anonymous, Project Veritas, and countless other whistleblowers in the modern age of hacking and global information dissemination (not to mention, the Miles Franklin Blog), the world is on a rapid “learning curve” of the public and private criminality that has occurred for decades – and how they can make a difference by exposing it. Without a doubt, Hillary Clinton would have been President if not for the tireless efforts of, for lack of a better description, “good guys” who, from myriad facets of life, took it upon themselves to prevent perhaps the most dangerous, sociopathic “politician” in U.S. history from taking office. That, and Donald Trump’s politically brilliant scheme of repeating the buzzword “rigged” each and every day, until eventually it convinced enough marginal voters that the time for change is NOW. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Care of WikiLeaks, Anonymous, Project Veritas, and countless other whistleblowers in the modern age of hacking and global information dissemination (not to mention, the <em>Miles Franklin Blog</em>), the world is on a rapid “learning curve” of the public and private criminality that has occurred for decades – and how <em>they </em>can make a difference by exposing it.&nbsp; Without a doubt, Hillary Clinton would have been President if not for the tireless efforts of, for lack of a better description, “good guys” who, from myriad facets of life, took it upon the</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rigged-fake-and-shortly-forever-discredited-16123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:52:53 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16123 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Looks Primed for Another Dive http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-looks-primed-another-dive-16121 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’ve been using a downside target of 16.350, but if support at that Hidden Pivot fails, we’d be looking at more slippage to at least 16.165 over the near term. That’s the midpoint Hidden Pivot support of the pattern shown, and as you can see, a decisive breach would put a target at 15.095 in play. Alternatively, nothing less than a rally above Thursday’s 17.080 high over the next day or two will suffice to turn things around for bulls. That’s not much of a rally, but considering Silver’s weakness lately, it’s a daunting requirement. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, November 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/December-silver-tripped.jpg"><img src="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/December-silver-tripped.jpg" width="560" height="339" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-looks-primed-another-dive-16121" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 01:38:11 +0000 Rick Ackerman 16121 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update - About Face http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-about-face-16120 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver had actually broken down from its uptrend at the time of last update, and well before the US election, but it was thought to look positive going into the election, because it was ascending off an important support level and from a rising 200-day moving average, and the outcome may have been positive had Trump lost as expected, but he won, which triggered a sharp rally in the dollar and an about face and plunge in both gold and silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, November 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Silver had actually broken down from its uptrend at the time of last update, and well before the US election, but it was thought to look positive going into the election, because it was ascending off an important support level and from a rising 200-day moving average, and the outcome may have been positive had Trump lost as expected, but he won, which triggered a sharp rally in the dollar and an about face and plunge in both gold and silver. </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-about-face-16120" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:39:27 +0000 Clive Maund 16120 at http://www.silverseek.com The U.S. Silver Market Experienced Two Significant Developments In August http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/us-silver-market-experienced-two-significant-developments-august-16119 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This large jump in U.S. silver imports is interesting as demand for the iShares Silver ETF was basically flat in August. Even though the SLV ETF silver inventories surged during the first half of the year, it was relatively flat in July and August. What I found also quite interesting is that the U.S. imported 55 mt of silver from Poland in August which was half of their total monthly mine supply. Poland produces about 105 mt of silver a month. Normally, Poland exports no more than 10-20 mt of silver a month to the United States. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, November 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">According to the USGS most recent report, the U.S. silver market experienced two significant developments in August.&nbsp; From the data published in the USGS August Silver Mineral Industry Survey, U.S. silver production declined significantly while silver imports surged to near record highs.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">First, <strong>U.S. silver production in August is down a stunning 14% compared to the same month last year and down 10% versus the previous month</strong>:</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/us-silver-market-experienced-two-significant-developments-august-16119" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:30:29 +0000 SRSrocco 16119 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - November 18, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-18-2016-16117 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - November 18, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-18-2016-16117" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:09:32 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16117 at http://www.silverseek.com Governments And Central Banks In Panic Mode-The War On Cash Has Begun! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/governments-and-central-banks-panic-mode-war-cash-has-begun-16116 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s truly incredible how much ground I have to cover each and every day, given the relentlessly expanding tsunami of horrible – or better put, “PM bullish, everything-else-bearish” – headlines as the terminal phase of history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme plays out. Frankly, it’s getting more and more difficult to condense my daily thoughts into just a few pages; but since I’ve already taped two epic Audioblogs this week, and three podcasts yesterday alone – all of which, are available at milesfranklin.com – I’m not going to tape an Audioblog today. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s truly incredible how much ground I have to cover each and every day, given the relentlessly expanding tsunami of horrible – or better put, “PM bullish, everything-else-bearish” – headlines as the terminal phase of history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme plays out.&nbsp; Frankly, it’s getting more and more difficult to condense my daily thoughts into just a few pages; but since I’ve already taped two epic Audioblogs this week, and three podcasts yesterday alone – all of which, are available at milesfranklin.com – I’m not going to tape an Audio</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/governments-and-central-banks-panic-mode-war-cash-has-begun-16116" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:01:49 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16116 at http://www.silverseek.com Something Financially (And Politically) Wicked This Way Comes http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/something-financially-and-politically-wicked-way-comes-16110 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While I may not be able to forecast when “last to go” markets like the “Dow Jones Propaganda Average” and paper gold and silver will break free of the “powers that be’s’” unconscionable, blatantly obvious manipulation, I’ll put my track record of political, economic, and monetary predictions up there with any of the most famous – in many cases, infamous – “gurus.” The reason being, that in a world of lies, corruption, brainwashing, stupidity, manipulation, and brainwashing, only a handful of free thinkers – like myself, and you – still apply logic on a daily basis. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, November 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">This is bad; <em>very, very </em>bad.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/something-financially-and-politically-wicked-way-comes-16110" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:09:49 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16110 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Price and The Winds of Complacency http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-and-winds-complacency-16108 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While there should be a relationship between real supply, demand, and price – it is obscure at best. The directional movement of world price depends on how the large commercial traders on the COMEX decide to make it. Short term, if it’s profitable for them to move the price lower, they will do it. And when they are positioned to let the price move up they will let it. Long-term, that which is ripe for disruption always disrupts eventually. We saw a glimpse of this between August 2010 and April 2011 when ‘price discovery’ briefly, yet undoubtedly shifted away from paper to physical. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Not even a surprise Presidential election result could sever the bonds that have held prices in check for more than 5 years. </span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">From a mainstream media perspective, the financial system is a neat little house of cards. Made to look like sturdy boxes on a hilltop; institutional pillars …. that are all the same. The cards are carefully controlled and non-random. They are rigged.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-and-winds-complacency-16108" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:05:33 +0000 Jeff Lewis 16108 at http://www.silverseek.com Demographics Insure “They” Can’t Win http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/demographics-insure-%E2%80%9Cthey%E2%80%9D-can%E2%80%99t-win-16107 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, it certainly feels like “they” are in total control – but this is not the first time, and likely won’t be the last. That said, I assure you “they” thought they’d win the Greek and Catalonian referendums, the BrExit vote, and the U.S. elections – not to mention yesterday’s German Presidency vote, in which Merkel’s arch rival won, paving the way for her likely defeat in next year’s Prime Ministerial election. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Yes, it certainly feels like “they” are in total control – but this is not the first time, and likely won’t be the last.&nbsp; That said, I assure you “they” thought they’d win the Greek and Catalonian referendums, the BrExit vote, and the U.S. elections – not to mention yesterday’s German Presidency vote, in which Merkel’s arch rival won, paving the way for her likely defeat in next year’s Prime Ministerial election.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/demographics-insure-%E2%80%9Cthey%E2%80%9D-can%E2%80%99t-win-16107" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:49:51 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16107 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - November 14, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-14-2016-16103 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - November 14, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-14-2016-16103" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:09:08 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16103 at http://www.silverseek.com A Rapidly Dividing World-And Once In A Lifetime Investment Opportunity http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rapidly-dividing-world-and-once-lifetime-investment-opportunity-16102 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Since taping my second epic, 30-plus minute Audioblog in three days Saturday morning, “Manipulation/Idiocy/Hubris Conflagration,” a LOT has occurred worldwide, in response to Tuesday’s “shocking” election result; essentially all of it negative, with the only real “positives” being the unquantifiable hope that Trump can reverse a rapidly collapsing economy, powerful geopolitical tensions, and escalating social discontent with the wave of his magic pen. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Since taping my second epic, 30-plus minute Audioblog in three days Saturday morning, “<a href="https://www.milesfranklin.com/audioblog-170-manipulationidiocyhubris-conflagration/"><span style="color: #000000;">Manipulation/Idiocy/Hubris Conflagration</span></a>,” a LOT has occurred worldwide, in response to Tuesday’s “shocking” election result; &nbsp;essentially a<em>ll</em> of it negative, with the only real “positives” being the unquantifiable <em>hope </em>that Trump can reverse a rapidly collapsing economy, powerful geopolitical tensions, and escalating so</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rapidly-dividing-world-and-once-lifetime-investment-opportunity-16102" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:53:22 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16102 at http://www.silverseek.com America Will Live, Financial Markets Will Die! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/america-will-live-financial-markets-will-die-16093 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early Wednesday morning, and I could not be more thrilled – as indeed, as I have loudly predicted since the day after the BrExit, Trump not only won, but did so in a landslide! Sure, America’s deadly demographics – featuring an explosion of welfare-seeking immigrants; plus tens of millions of disenfranchised “locals” desperately seeking the same, made the result closer than the underlying sentiment of hatred for the establishment, and a desire for change. However, in winning essentially all “swing states,” despite massive election fraud, the soon-to-be-final Electoral College tally of 309-218 is as close to a landslide as you’ll get. In other words, for the second time this year, a major Western power elected to withdraw from tyranny, in favor of the unknown. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, November 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Wednesday morning, and I could not be more thrilled – as indeed, as I have loudly predicted since the <a href="https://www.milesfranklin.com/brexit-nightmare-whats-next/"><span style="color: #000000;">day after the BrExit</span></a>, Trump not only won, but did so in a landslide!&nbsp; Sure, America’s deadly demographics – featuring an explosion of welfare-seeking immigrants; plus tens of millions of disenfranchised “locals” desperately seeking the same, made the result closer than the underlying sentiment of hatred for the establishment, and a desir</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/america-will-live-financial-markets-will-die-16093" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:28:15 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16093 at http://www.silverseek.com My Final Thoughts, On The Most Important Day In U.S. History http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/my-final-thoughts-most-important-day-us-history-16089 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Up at 1:30 am this morning for a two-hour workout, I’m working on less than three hours of sleep. But how can I, given that this is perhaps the most important day in U.S. history? In my view, challenged only by the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the start of the Civil War, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11? Irrespective of the result, with my “base case” being a Trump victory, the most difficult times since the Great Depression will likely commence tomorrow; either because Trump’s win has overrun the status quo – and with it, their ability to rig markets; or because American will have devolved to second world status, en route to its inevitable end game of being a nuclear-armed Venezuela, run by madmen with little regard for “99%” of lives. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Up at 1:30 am this morning for a two-hour workout, I’m working on less than three hours of sleep.&nbsp; But how can I, given that this is perhaps the most important day in U.S.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/my-final-thoughts-most-important-day-us-history-16089" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 08 Nov 2016 18:34:47 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16089 at http://www.silverseek.com What Will It Be America? The First, Second, Or Third World? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/what-will-it-be-america-first-second-or-third-world-16085 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Thursday morning, I wrote “global regime change,” regarding the sweeping political and social revolution the world is undergoing, the result of four-plus decades of cancerous economic decay, historic wealth disparity, and the relentless surge of the cost of living caused by four-plus decades of unprecedented money printing. No matter where you look, people are dispirited, demoralized, and angry; which is why, in the last two years alone, historic votes, referendums, or other forms of regime change have occurred in nations as diverse as Scotland, Greece, Catalonia, Brazil, and the UK; with many more to come, such as next month’s potentially Europe-changing Italian Constitutional Reform referendum. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">On Thursday morning, I wrote “<a href="https://"><span style="color: #000000;">global regime change</span></a>,” regarding the sweeping political and social revolution the world is undergoing, the result of four-plus decades of cancerous economic decay, historic wealth disparity, and the relentless surge of the cost of living caused by four-plus decades of unprecedented money printing.&nbsp; No matter where you look, people are dispirited, demoralized, and angry; which is why, in the last two years alone, historic votes, referendums, or other forms of regime ch</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/what-will-it-be-america-first-second-or-third-world-16085" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:02:42 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16085 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - November 4, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-4-2016-16081 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - November 4, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-4-2016-16081" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 19:10:40 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16081 at http://www.silverseek.com Global Regime Change http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/global-regime-change-16077 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’re running out of time – as in my very strong view, the most inflectionary point in U.S. history is less than a week away. In the meantime, I am working as hard as ever to spread truth – knowing full well that the fate of America, and the world at large, hangs in the balance. Not that the collapse of history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme can be avoided, no matter who wins – but because any hope of civility, dignity, and a return to America’s former greatness will be permanently destroyed by a Hillary victory. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, November 3rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">We’re running out of time – as in my very strong view, the most inflectionary point in U.S.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/global-regime-change-16077" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:59:32 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16077 at http://www.silverseek.com All-Out Political War http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/all-out-political-war-16075 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Before going into today’s terrifying discussion of the near future – for the U.S. and the world at large – I’d like to highlight the absolutely incredible, industry-leading storage program Miles Franklin launched this week, as discussed in yesterday’s special supplemental article, “introducing the most unique alternatives in the global bullion and cash storage industry.” Of which, I’ll start by asking you to recall that for five years, we have successfully operated an extremely unique segregated storage program with Brink’s Canada – initially in Montreal, but today, Vancouver and Toronto as well. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, November 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Before going into today’s terrifying discussion of the near future – for the U.S.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/all-out-political-war-16075" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:24:43 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16075 at http://www.silverseek.com Two Benchmarks for Silver Bulls http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/two-benchmarks-silver-bulls-16070 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The futures did everything we’d asked of them and more, generating a fresh bullish impulse leg on the hourly chart in the process. The next bullish benchmark lies at 18.940, equal to an ‘external’ peak recorded October 3 on the way down. The futures will need to exceed that number on the next thrust to re-energize the intraday charts. Rather than get too far ahead of ourselves predicting the next move, let’s see how it unfolds. If a rally like the hypothetical one I’ve sketched (see inset) easily exceeds its ‘d’ target, that would imply there’s ample buying power to push this vehicle above not only the external peak at 18.940, but the more daunting one above it at 19.770. How easily this is accomplished, assuming it happens at all, can tell us whether the rally is just a bear tease or the real-McCoy resumption of the 2016 bull market in bullion. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Silver-Bulls-Have-Their-Work1.jpg"><img src="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Silver-Bulls-Have-Their-Work1.jpg" width="559" height="306" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/two-benchmarks-silver-bulls-16070" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 23:13:26 +0000 Rick Ackerman 16070 at http://www.silverseek.com What Will Be The Fed’s Excuse(s) This Time? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/what-will-be-fed%E2%80%99s-excuses-time-16068 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s a rising tide of discontent sweeping over America, just as it has in Western Europe, most of South America and the Middle East – which shortly, will consume China, Japan, and the rest of the world. In some cases, it’s due to actual, specific crises – as in “vulnerable” second and third world countries like Venezuela, Brazil, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Syria, and Iraq. In others – particularly, “first world” Western nations, defined largely by the power of their printing presses – it’s the cumulative impact of years of relentlessly disastrous monetary, fiscal, and foreign policy, creating unprecedented post-War political instability; widespread poverty and helplessness; creeping rights forfeiture; and wealth disparity not experienced since feudal times. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">There’s a rising tide of discontent sweeping over America, just as it has in Western Europe, most of South America and the Middle East – which shortly, will consume China, Japan, and the rest of the world.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/what-will-be-fed%E2%80%99s-excuses-time-16068" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 18:55:57 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16068 at http://www.silverseek.com Global Interest In Silver Investment Expands As South Africa Adds New Silver Krugerrand http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/global-interest-silver-investment-expands-south-africa-adds-new-silver-krugerrand-16066 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As interest in silver investment expands throughout the world, the South African Mint will produce its first 1 oz Silver Krugerrand, to be released this November. This is quite remarkable as the South African Mint has been producing Gold Krugerrands since 1967. Matter-a-fact, the South African Mint has produced over 50 million oz of Gold Krugerrands over the past 49 years. It is the largest Official Gold coin producer in the world. The U.S. Mint’s Gold Eagle comes in second with over 22 million oz produced since the program started in 1987. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 31st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">As interest in silver investment expands throughout the world, the South African Mint will produce its first 1 oz Silver Krugerrand, to be released this November. &nbsp;This is quite remarkable as the South African Mint has been producing Gold Krugerrands since 1967.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/global-interest-silver-investment-expands-south-africa-adds-new-silver-krugerrand-16066" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 03:16:10 +0000 SRSrocco 16066 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update - Correction Done? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-correction-done-16063 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although at first glance a tricky call, because superficially a bear Flag appears to be completing in silver, on closer inspection it now looks like silver’s correction is done and an intermediate base pattern is completing, and if so we are at an excellent entry point for many silver stocks, which have been savagely beaten down over the past several months - a necessary correction following their outsized runup earlier in the year. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, October 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Although at first glance a tricky call, because superficially a bear Flag appears to be completing in silver, on closer inspection it now looks like silver’s correction is done and an intermediate base pattern is completing, and if so we are at an excellent entry point for many silver stocks, which have been savagely beaten down over the past several months - a necessary correction following their outsized runup earlier in the year. </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-correction-done-16063" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 30 Oct 2016 21:21:51 +0000 Clive Maund 16063 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - October 28, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-28-2016-16061 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - October 28, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-28-2016-16061" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 19:10:25 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16061 at http://www.silverseek.com The Most Important Ten Minutes In U.S. History http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/most-important-ten-minutes-us-history-16060 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is the first time I’ve ever written my weekend article on Friday morning; but frankly, I couldn’t wait, as NEVER before have I been so motivated. Which is saying a lot, given that I’ve penned roughly 2,000 articles over the past 15 years. The reason being, that NEVER have I felt so endangered, and NEVER have I experienced an event that could “make or break” my life – for now, and potentially forever. Not to mention, my daughter’s nascent life, and the lives of you and your families – no matter what state, nation, or continent you reside in. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">This is the first time I’ve ever written my weekend article on Friday morning; but frankly, I couldn’t wait, as NEVER before have I been so motivated.&nbsp; Which is saying a lot, given that I’ve penned roughly 2,000 articles over the past 15 years.&nbsp; The reason being, that NEVER have I felt so endangered, and NEVER have I experienced an event that could “make or break” my life – for now, and potentially forever.&nbsp; Not to mention, my daughter’s nascent life, and the lives of <em>you </em>and your families – no matter what state, nation, or continent you</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/most-important-ten-minutes-us-history-16060" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:26:29 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16060 at http://www.silverseek.com One Giant Cluster Ponzi http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/one-giant-cluster-ponzi-16057 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recently, The U.S. Treasury ramped up war games via financial sanctions aimed at Russia. The EU is part and parcel to the operation. These interventions are a continuation of the age old warfare referred to as the “currency wars”. Jim Rickards’ recent book on the topic chronicles the use of this tactic. In many ways, the U.S. Federal Reserve was spawned in the spirit of interference and intervention before and during World War I. The more things change the more they stay the same. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 27th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”</span><br /><span style="color: #000000;">-H. L. Mencken</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/one-giant-cluster-ponzi-16057" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:38:11 +0000 Jeff Lewis 16057 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices in an Exponential Financial System http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-exponential-financial-system-16056 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our financial systems create exponential increases in: Debt Prices for stocks Prices for commodities Currency in circulation Prices for gold and silver Why? Fractional reserve banking, central banks creating more currency, and politicians who spend governments deeper into debt each year… but this article isn’t about why. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, October 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="entry-content"><p><span style="color: #000000;">Our financial systems create exponential increases in:</span></p><ol><li><span style="color: #000000;">Debt</span></li><li><span style="color: #000000;">Prices for stocks</span></li><li><span style="color: #000000;">Prices for commodities</span></li><li><span style="color: #000000;">Currency in circulation</span></li><li><span style="color: #000000;">Prices for gold and silver</span></li></ol><p><span style="color: #000000;"><br /></span></p></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> Gary Christenson </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-exponential-financial-system-16056" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:52:03 +0000 admin 16056 at http://www.silverseek.com Five Years At Miles Franklin! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/five-years-miles-franklin-16053 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another day of “PM-bearish, everything-else-bullish headlines,” and another day closer to the inevitable, and perhaps imminent, end game for history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme. Yes, it appears the powers that be have markets under “lock down” in the weeks heading into most important election in U.S. – and by proxy, world –history, in their attempt to once and for all, completely commandeer government, and subsequently milk society of every last drop of wealth they’ve accumulated. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Another day of “PM-bearish, everything-else-bullish headlines,” and another day closer to the inevitable, and perhaps imminent, end game for history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme. Yes, it appears the powers that be have markets under “lock down” in the weeks heading into most important election in U.S. – and by proxy, world –history, in their attempt to once and for all, completely commandeer government, and subsequently milk society of every last drop of wealth they’ve accumulated.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/five-years-miles-franklin-16053" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:03:39 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16053 at http://www.silverseek.com Imploding Demographics, The Ultimate Central Bank Killer http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/imploding-demographics-ultimate-central-bank-killer-16050 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From my perspective, as Marketing Director of one of the nation’s oldest, largest bullion dealers, and a daily contributor to the Miles Franklin Blog; my sense is that a aura of “surrender” has occurred on the part of many Precious Metals investors. The reason being, that the Cartel’s “pre-election” suppression campaign – starting with the blatant, over-the-top “Deutsche Bank Destruction” raid on October 4th, when China was closed for its “Golden Week” holiday – has given way to a belief “the powers that be” are in total control; of financial markets, economic data, and the election process. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">From my perspective, as Marketing Director of one of the nation’s oldest, largest bullion dealers, and a daily contributor to the Miles Franklin Blog; my sense is that a aura of “surrender” has occurred on the part of many Precious Metals investors.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/imploding-demographics-ultimate-central-bank-killer-16050" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:20:43 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16050 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - October 21, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-21-2016-16047 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - October 21, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-21-2016-16047" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:11:35 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16047 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Bull Market Still in Force http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-bull-market-still-force-16044 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Going way back to November 1998 after the Warren Buffett spike, the OHLC bar range of silver dropped below this moving average. With that silver re-entered its long term bear market and what one would have been looking for with this indicator was for the silver’s OHLC range to complete one full month above and clear of the 20 month moving average. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoFootnoteText" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;">As we await the end of this silver correction, it is appropriate to stand back and look at the bigger picture. To that end, take a look at this chart which shows silver’s Bollinger bands, but in particular the midline which is also the 20 month moving average.</span></p><p class="MsoFootnoteText" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-bull-market-still-force-16044" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:09:18 +0000 Roland Watson 16044 at http://www.silverseek.com Trump VS. Clinton-Who’s “Better” For Gold? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/trump-vs-clinton-who%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cbetter%E2%80%9D-gold-16043 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I have been recording Audioblogs weekly for more than three years, 166 to be exact. However, for the first time in memory, I’m taking the week off – as frankly, last night’s debate shook me so thoroughly, I need to control the emotional outpouring such free-streaming commentaries unleash. As frankly, I’ve been working harder than ever to spread the words of truth, protection, and sensibility, and need to maintain my strength ahead of what I fear will be the most difficult times America, and the world, have faced in generations. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I have been recording Audioblogs weekly for more than three years, 166 to be exact.&nbsp; However, for the first time in memory, I’m taking the week off – as frankly, last night’s debate shook me so thoroughly, I need to control the emotional outpouring such free-streaming commentaries unleash.&nbsp; As frankly, I’ve been working harder than ever to spread the words of truth, protection, and sensibility, and need to maintain my strength ahead of what I fear will be the most difficult times America, and the world, have faced in generations.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/trump-vs-clinton-who%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cbetter%E2%80%9D-gold-16043" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:21:53 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16043 at http://www.silverseek.com As The World Crumbles, Gold And Silver Sit Inertly http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/world-crumbles-gold-and-silver-sit-inertly-16037 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I have to admit, my heart just isn’t “into it” this morning – as frankly, the past 24 hours, Precious Metals mini-surge notwithstanding, has had the feel of a giant financial market and media “holding pattern” ahead of tonight, when easily the most important debate in modern American history occurs. As, irrespective of how egregiously the election has been rigged thus far, no level of fraud, deception, or spin will be able to lift Hillary Clinton to the “high ground” if Donald Trump, who has sounded a lot more Presidential in the campaign homestretch, delivers the political beating I anticipate. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, October 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I have to admit, my heart just isn’t “into it” this morning – as frankly, the past 24 hours, Precious Metals mini-surge notwithstanding, has had the feel of a giant financial market and media “holding pattern” ahead of tonight, when easily the most important debate in modern American history occurs.&nbsp; As, irrespective of how egregiously the election has been rigged thus far, no level of fraud, deception, or spin will be able to lift Hillary Clinton to the “high ground” if Donald Trump, who has sounded <em>a lot </em>more Presidential in the campaign homestr</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/world-crumbles-gold-and-silver-sit-inertly-16037" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:29:59 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16037 at http://www.silverseek.com The Upcoming Central Banking “Nuclear” Explosion http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/upcoming-central-banking-%E2%80%9Cnuclear%E2%80%9D-explosion-16035 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I cannot think of a time, in my entire life, when I was more worried. Not about my situation personally, as I believe I have prepared for what’s coming, as well as humanly possible. However, that doesn’t mean I won’t face hard times as well – potentially, far worse than said “preparations” accounted for. Let alone, my soon-to-be five year old daughter, as well as the children of everyone reading this blog, and billions of others the world round. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I cannot think of a time, in my entire life, when I was more worried.&nbsp; Not about my situation personally, as I believe I have prepared for what’s coming, as well as humanly possible.&nbsp; However, that doesn’t mean I won’t face hard times as well – potentially, far worse than said “preparations” accounted for.&nbsp; Let alone, my soon-to-be five year old daughter, as well as the children of everyone reading this blog, and billions of others the world round.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/upcoming-central-banking-%E2%80%9Cnuclear%E2%80%9D-explosion-16035" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:17:15 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16035 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Eagle Demand Returns With A Vengeance As Political And Economic Turmoil Increases http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-eagle-demand-returns-vengeance-political-and-economic-turmoil-increases-16034 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S. Mint Silver Eagle sales surged in the first half of October due to increased turmoil in the political system and economic markets. Silver Eagle sales were strong in the first five months of the year, but weakened in the summer due to several factors. One factor was the fall-off in demand by the Authorized Dealers (wholesalers) who had continued to purchase record Silver Eagles in the first part of 2016, even though retail investor demand had softened.. The other factor was a weakening of investor demand as the contagion from the U.K exit of the European Union subsided in the summer. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">U.S. Mint Silver Eagle sales surged in the first half of October due to increased turmoil in the political system and economic markets.&nbsp; Silver Eagle sales were strong in the first five months of the year, but weakened in the summer due to several factors.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-eagle-demand-returns-vengeance-political-and-economic-turmoil-increases-16034" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:06:06 +0000 SRSrocco 16034 at http://www.silverseek.com My Most Passionate Warning Yet http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/my-most-passionate-warning-yet-16027 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I know, my job is to discuss such matters in the context of financial markets – and particularly, Precious Metals. However, at this point, I don’t see any scenario where gold and silver don’t exponentially rise – it’s just a matter of time; and likely, not that much of it. No, today I am far more worried about the survival of the nation as I have known it; and my parents and grandparents before me; to the likes of evil I had only read of in books, not really understanding it could exist until I saw it face to face. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Perhaps it’s the haze from the flu I had this weekend, although you wouldn’t have known it the way I played soccer yesterday morning – with as much passion to win, dehydration notwithstanding, as I can remember.&nbsp; To that end, I <em>always </em>play to win, no matter what I’m doing.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/my-most-passionate-warning-yet-16027" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:29:57 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16027 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - October 14, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-14-2016-16023 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - October 14, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-14-2016-16023" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:10:23 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16023 at http://www.silverseek.com When All Else Fails, They Take You To War http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/when-all-else-fails-they-take-you-war-16019 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Generally speaking, the tenor of my commentaries reflects the severity of my beliefs. And recently, fears, which is why the past few weeks have spawned some of the deepest, and most serious, articles of my career. To wit, in the past two days alone, I published “the most important article I’ve ever written,” regarding my staunch belief that all hope for America will be lost if Hillary Clinton is elected; and “frankly, I’m terrified,” on how rapidly civility is collapsing in this historic political campaign, which is rapidly turning into the most polarizing political event since the Vietnam War – and perhaps, given the ugly direction things are turning, the Civil War. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Generally speaking, the tenor of my commentaries reflects the severity of my beliefs. And recently, fears, which is why the past few weeks have spawned some of the deepest, and most serious, articles of my career.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/when-all-else-fails-they-take-you-war-16019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:03:11 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16019 at http://www.silverseek.com Silvercrest Metals looks for an encore in Mexico http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silvercrest-metals-looks-encore-mexico-16016 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For the time being though, the company is cashed up, has an intriguing property in politically-stable Mexico, and a proven management team that knows the area. The market has already taken notice of the company’s potential, it’s now up to management to deliver. The tremendous success and wealth created by long-time investors like myself in Silvercrest Mines’ team already gives me big confidence in the continuation of their exploration and development achievements with Silvercrest Metals and deliver investors a strong encore (share) performance! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Cambria; font-size: medium;"></span><span style="font-family: Cambria; font-size: medium;"></span><a href="http://www.silvercrestmetals.com/"><span style="color: #000000;"><img src="/sites/default/files/article_image/img_logo%5B1%5D.jpg" alt="SilverCrest Metals SIL.v" width="212" height="56" style="margin: 5px 10px; float: right;" /></span></a><span style="color: #000000;">The team behind <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Silvercest Metals</strong> (TSX-V:<strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><a hre</strong></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silvercrest-metals-looks-encore-mexico-16016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 06:58:25 +0000 Peter Spina 16016 at http://www.silverseek.com And You Thought the Silver Market was Rigged http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/and-you-thought-silver-market-was-rigged-16013 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We live in a world where the yield-starved and tech-savvy conspire in the basement of the underground and unaccounted. While the rise of Bitcoin and the explosion of alternative currencies may become the new scapegoat of behavioral finance, there is nothing quite like the reality of trickle down finance gone wrong. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">We live in a world where the yield-starved and tech-savvy conspire in the basement of the underground and unaccounted. While the rise of Bitcoin and the explosion of alternative currencies may become the new scapegoat of behavioral finance, there is nothing quite like the reality of trickle down finance gone wrong.</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Recently, EU officials called for putting safeguards on Internet currency.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/and-you-thought-silver-market-was-rigged-16013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 01:42:05 +0000 Jeff Lewis 16013 at http://www.silverseek.com The Most Important Article I’ve Ever Written http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/most-important-article-i%E2%80%99ve-ever-written-16011 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With such a provocative title, this had better be good! That said, I feel no pressure at all; as, having produced roughly 200 articles, 100 podcasts, and 50 Audioblogs this year alone – not to mention, seven public Q&amp;A sessions – I’ve never been more attuned to the world around me, or confident in my ability to empower you with truth. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">With such a provocative title, this had better be good! That said, I feel no pressure at all; as, having produced roughly 200 articles, 100 podcasts, and 50 Audioblogs this year alone – not to mention, seven public Q&amp;A sessions – I’ve never been more attuned to the world around me, or confident in my ability to empower you with truth.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/most-important-article-i%E2%80%99ve-ever-written-16011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:54:51 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16011 at http://www.silverseek.com Hilary Clinton The Next President, And Warren Buffett To Bail Out Deutsche Bank-Not! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hilary-clinton-next-president-and-warren-buffett-bail-out-deutsche-bank-not-16008 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The historic journey down the rabbit hole of human depravity deepened further this weekend – to the point that, for the first time in my life, I see evidence of the moral depths the leaders of Rome, Germany, and essentially all other crumbling empires sunk to in their final days. Never before have I witnessed such destruction of the masses – economically, politically, and otherwise; and never have the masses been so angry – at said “leaders,” and due to the alarmingly accelerating trend of scapegoating, “competing” masses the world round. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The historic journey down the rabbit hole of human depravity deepened further this weekend – to the point that, for the first time in my life, I see evidence of the moral depths the leaders of Rome, Germany, and essentially all other crumbling empires sunk to in their final days.&nbsp; Never before have I witnessed such destruction of the masses – economically, politically, and otherwise; and never have the masses been so angry – at said “leaders,” and due to the alarmingly accelerating trend of scapegoating, “competing” masses the world round.&nbsp; Let alone,</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hilary-clinton-next-president-and-warren-buffett-bail-out-deutsche-bank-not-16008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:48:39 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 16008 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - October 7, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-7-2016-16005 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - October 7, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-7-2016-16005" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:12:20 +0000 SilverCOTReport 16005 at http://www.silverseek.com The Deutsche Bank Destruction Raid-How Much Time Did It Buy Them? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/deutsche-bank-destruction-raid-how-much-time-did-it-buy-them-15999 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Of all the things I specifically, and Miles Franklin generally, seek to accomplish, the most important is to empower you to understand the “enigmatic,” and at times flat out counter intuitive nature of today’s 100% manipulated “markets.” By doing so, we will have accomplished two birds with one stone; by not only educating of why Precious Metals are the world’s most undervalued assets, but how you can take advantage of “the Cartel’s” machinations to best insure your portfolio. And equally importantly, to prevent you from fearing you have done something “wrong”; and thus, avoid being seduced by the relentless anti-PM propaganda seeking to scare you away. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, October 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Of all the things I specifically, and Miles Franklin generally, seek to accomplish, the most important is to <em>empower </em>you to understand the “enigmatic,” and at times flat out counter intuitive nature of today’s 100% manipulated “markets.”&nbsp; By doing so, we will have accomplished two birds with one stone; by not only educating of <em>why </em>Precious Metals are the world’s most undervalued assets, but <em>how </em>you can take advantage of “the Cartel’s” machinations to best insure your portfolio.&nbsp; And equally importantly, to prevent you from f</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/deutsche-bank-destruction-raid-how-much-time-did-it-buy-them-15999" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:42:02 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15999 at http://www.silverseek.com The Hyperinflationary Death Watch http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hyperinflationary-death-watch-15997 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The current path will at some point become yet another statistic. Like each currency collapses that has come before it, the next one will be burned into the viscera and the psyche of a generation. It should serve as a warning, though sadly it will likely be forgotten again as the collective memory fades. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense – perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire – that gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other. – Alan Greenspan</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hyperinflationary-death-watch-15997" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 20:12:28 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15997 at http://www.silverseek.com Fresh, Bullish News http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fresh-bullish-news-15994 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “Gold ends weaker, amid lack of fresh, bullish news.” This was the headline yesterday afternoon, at one of the world’s “leading Precious Metal websites.” I won’t name it, but put it this way. Anyone who doesn’t know this sector would be incredulous if I they learned where such drivel emanated from. And anyone that does, would recognize the source immediately, by its time-honored traits of negligence; passive-aggressive negativity toward the product it supposedly supports; and generally speaking, journalistic laziness and analytical cluelessness. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">“<em>Gold ends weaker, amid lack of fresh, bullish news</em>.”&nbsp; This was the headline yesterday afternoon, at one of the world’s “leading Precious Metal websites.”&nbsp; I won’t name it, but put it this way.&nbsp; Anyone who doesn’t know this sector would be incredulous if I they learned where such drivel emanated from.&nbsp; And anyone that does, would recognize the source immediately, by its time-honored traits of negligence; passive-aggressive negativity toward the product it supposedly supports; and generally speaking, journalistic laziness and analyti</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fresh-bullish-news-15994" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:03:10 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15994 at http://www.silverseek.com Mark This Date-Global War Has Arrived http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/mark-date-global-war-has-arrived-15991 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Frankly, it’s hard to believe Precious Metals are the year’s best performing asset – in nearly all currencies – given how maniacal the Cartel has been in its vicious, blatantly obvious, 24/7 attempts to hold prices down amidst the most “PM-bullish, everything-else-bearish” news flow of our lifetimes. Which I assure you, are about to get a lot more so. Such as last night’s 160th “Sunday Night Sentiment” raid of the past 166 weekends, and this morning’s follow ups – at what do you know, the time honored “key attack times” of the 8:20 AM COMEX open, the 10:00 AM EST physical market close, and the 12:00 PM “cap of last resort” – as the horrific global political and economic news flow accelerates to a torrent. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 3rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Last week, I wrote an <a href="https://www.milesfranklin.com/was-goebbels-right/"><span style="color: #000000;">entire article about lying</span></a>, invoking the name of history’s most infamous liar, Joseph Goebbels.&nbsp; Come to think of it, it was the second such article in a month, following September’s “<a href="https://www.milesfranklin.com/who-are-worse-liars/"><span style="color: #000000;">who are worse liars, politicians or Central bankers?</span></a>”</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/mark-date-global-war-has-arrived-15991" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 20:00:24 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15991 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - September 30, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-september-30-2016-15984 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - September 30, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-september-30-2016-15984" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:10:11 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15984 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Way Undervalued http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-way-undervalued-15983 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After rocketing higher mid-year, silver has spent most of the third quarter drifting sideways to lower. This has naturally weighed on sentiment, with investors and speculators alike growing more bearish during recent months. Yet silver remains way undervalued relative to its primary driver gold, so silver’s young bull market is far from over. This metal’s upside from here is still massive as it mean reverts higher with gold. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">After rocketing higher mid-year, silver has spent most of the third quarter drifting sideways to lower. This has naturally weighed on sentiment, with investors and speculators alike growing more bearish during recent months. Yet silver remains way undervalued relative to its primary driver gold, so silver’s young bull market is far from over. This metal’s upside from here is still massive as it mean reverts higher with gold.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-way-undervalued-15983" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:38:13 +0000 Adam Hamilton 15983 at http://www.silverseek.com The Biggest Scandal http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/biggest-scandal-15982 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Certainly, any attempt to identify the most serious current financial scandal involves stiff competition and the need for objective measurement. Scandals have become almost commonplace and come in all varieties and sizes and vary in the degree of publicity they attract. But there’s a big difference between the scandals that create the most headlines compared to the scandals that financially damage the greatest number of victims. I would contend that the biggest scandal must be defined by the greatest financial damage to the most people and not the amount of publicity a scandal might generate. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="line-height: 107%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;">Certainly, any attempt to identify the most serious current financial scandal involves stiff competition and the need for objective measurement. Scandals have become almost commonplace and come in all varieties and sizes and vary in the degree of publicity they attract. But there’s a big difference between the scandals that create the most headlines compared to the scandals that financially damage the greatest number of victims.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/biggest-scandal-15982" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:41:09 +0000 Theodore Butler 15982 at http://www.silverseek.com THE TOP FOUR PRECIOUS METALS: Which Will Be The Best Investments During The Next Financial Crash http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/top-four-precious-metals-which-will-be-best-investments-during-next-financial-crash-15977 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When the next financial crash occurs, investors need to understand which of the top four precious metals are the best to invest in. Unfortunately, there has been a great deal of faulty analysis that has mislead many investors about the fundamentals of gold, platinum, palladium and silver. I will provide information in this article on the top four precious metals that has not been covered correctly by the majority of analysts. While some may have touched on individual aspects, very few have put together an in-depth analysis on these metals to properly educate investors. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, September 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">When the next financial crash occurs, investors need to understand which of the top four precious metals are the best to invest in.&nbsp; Unfortunately, there has been a great deal of faulty analysis that has mislead many investors about the fundamentals of gold, platinum, palladium and silver.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/top-four-precious-metals-which-will-be-best-investments-during-next-financial-crash-15977" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:50:54 +0000 SRSrocco 15977 at http://www.silverseek.com Is Stockman Right? Is This The Big One? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/stockman-right-big-one-15971 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early Monday morning, on what could not only be an historically bad week for global financial markets, but the “beginning of the end” of the manipulated worldwide perception that “everything’s OK.” Most of the world’s 7.4 billion denizens know this already, having watched their savings, currencies, standards of living, and political and/or social stability decline substantially since the 2008 financial crisis. Which also goes for the majority of Westerners, I might add. However, Western “intervention operatives” – like the PPT, ESF, Fed, and gold Cartel – have been more successful at manipulating markets to defer such perception. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Monday morning, on what could not only be an historically bad week for global financial markets, but the “beginning of the end” of the manipulated worldwide perception that “everything’s OK.”&nbsp; Most of the world’s 7.4 billion denizens know this already, having watched their savings, currencies, standards of living, and political and/or social stability decline substantially since the 2008 financial crisis.&nbsp; Which also goes for the majority of Westerners, I might add.&nbsp; However, Western “intervention operatives” – like the PPT, ESF, Fed, </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/stockman-right-big-one-15971" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:00:26 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15971 at http://www.silverseek.com Beware of What You Wish For, as You’re About To Get It. http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/beware-what-you-wish-you%E2%80%99re-about-get-it-15968 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The trading day just ended, on what may be the penultimate week of “normalcy” for generations to come. Frankly, I have never been more scared, as the certainty of my views has never been more powerful. Which are, that nothing – not Central banks, governments, nor any “supreme manipulative power” – will be able to stop the unstoppable tsunami of political, economic, and monetary reality that has already engulfed large swaths of the “emerging” world; and currently, is heading for the “developed” world full bore, like a runaway train down an icy mountain, loaded with nuclear explosives. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The trading day just ended, on what may be the penultimate week of “normalcy” for generations to come.&nbsp; Frankly, I have never been more scared, as the certainty of my views has never been more powerful.&nbsp; Which are, that nothing&nbsp;– not Central banks, governments, nor any “supreme manipulative power” – will be able to stop the unstoppable tsunami of political, economic, and monetary reality that has <em>already </em>engulfed large swaths of the “emerging” world; and currently, is heading for the “developed” world full bore, like a runaway train down</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/beware-what-you-wish-you%E2%80%99re-about-get-it-15968" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:48:28 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15968 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - September 23, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-september-23-2016-15966 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - September 23, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-september-23-2016-15966" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:12:14 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15966 at http://www.silverseek.com Hedonics, Food, and Pluralistic Ignorance http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hedonics-food-and-pluralistic-ignorance-15963 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Once enough people collectively express the truth, perception changes in an instant and down goes the institutions. It is undeniable that most people on an individual can see it, and even admit the insurmountable problems. But as a group it’s a completely different story. And yet, slowly but surely, consciousness expands. The BLS recognizes food inflation today, and the CME is shut down tomorrow. Sadly, from an investment standpoint, gains or safety will only be realized in retrospect. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, September 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Inflation is alive and well – despite what we hear from the mainstream. Due to pluralistic ignorance, it persists much longer than anyone would have ever predicted.</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">From <em>Wikipedia</em>:</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;"><em>Pluralistic ignorance&nbsp;</em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hedonics-food-and-pluralistic-ignorance-15963" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:01:59 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15963 at http://www.silverseek.com Reason for Bullion Bulls to Take Heart http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/reason-bullion-bulls-take-heart-15959 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I tend to regard any rally stirred up by Yellenblather with skepticism, and that was my initial reaction to the moderate rally in gold and silver futures on Wednesday. On examining their respective intraday charts at the end of the day, however, I found persuasive evidence that there is more to come — and not necessarily just a little bit of upside either. Comex Silver, for one, looks bound most immediately for a 20.350 target that lies about 40 cents above today’s settlement price. And if the futures blow past that number with ease, I’d infer that bulls have a shot at 22.460, or even 23.745 before the intermediate-term bullish cycle begun early in June is spent. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, September 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Silvers-easy-pop1.jpg"><img src="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Silvers-easy-pop1.jpg" alt="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Silvers-easy-pop1.jpg" width="565" height="310" class="shrinkToFit" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/reason-bullion-bulls-take-heart-15959" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:30:28 +0000 Rick Ackerman 15959 at http://www.silverseek.com Japan’s New Framework of Hyperinflationary Failure http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/japan%E2%80%99s-new-framework-hyperinflationary-failure-15956 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Am I allowed to start with Deutsche Bank? Or do I have to defer to the Bank of Japan’s Keystone Kops; who once again laid a giant goose egg? Who, beyond a shadow of a doubt, proved they have not a clue what they are doing – in dramatically accelerating the pace at which the “Land of the Setting Sun” plunges to “second world” status, en route to becoming the first “Western Power” to experience 21st Century hyperinflation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, September 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Am I allowed to start with Deutsche Bank?&nbsp; Or do I have to defer to the Bank of Japan’s Keystone Kops; who once again laid a giant goose egg?&nbsp; Who, beyond a shadow of a doubt, proved they have not a clue what they are doing – in dramatically accelerating the pace at which the “Land of the Setting Sun” plunges to “second world” status, en route to becoming the first “Western Power” to experience 21st Century hyperinflation.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/japan%E2%80%99s-new-framework-hyperinflationary-failure-15956" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:25:15 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15956 at http://www.silverseek.com Global Bankers Self Destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2…. http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/global-bankers-self-destruct-5-4-3-2%E2%80%A6-15953 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s the penultimate day before the Fed and Bank of Japan destroy what’s left of their “credibility” – and my god, it’s an utter horror show of economic implosion, monetary lunacy, political and corporate corruption, market and data manipulation, and military and diplomatic provocation out there. Typically, I “calm” myself in such situations by realizing it could be worse – by considering “worst-case scenarios,” then appreciating that we’re not there…yet. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s the penultimate day before the Fed and Bank of Japan destroy what’s left of their “credibility” – and my god, it’s an utter horror show of economic implosion, monetary lunacy, political and corporate corruption, market and data manipulation, and military and diplomatic provocation out there.&nbsp; Typically, I “calm” myself in such situations by realizing it could be worse – by considering “worst-case scenarios,” then appreciating that we’re not there…yet.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/global-bankers-self-destruct-5-4-3-2%E2%80%A6-15953" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:39:14 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15953 at http://www.silverseek.com 2008 Redux? What it Means for Precious Metals http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/2008-redux-what-it-means-precious-metals-15950 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Monday morning, and I cannot overemphasize the importance of the topics discussed in Friday’s “Emergency Podcast” with Bix Weir – including Thursday’s Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy statements; Obama’s “damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t” signature or veto of the JASTA, or Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, also on Thursday; the first Presidential debate, a week from today; the much-ballyhooed, but likely all-bark-but-no-bite Algiers oil producers meeting a day later; and oh yeah, the accelerating Deutsche Bank stock collapse. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Monday morning, and I cannot overemphasize the importance of the topics discussed in Friday’s “<a href="https://www.milesfranklin.com/emergency-podcast/"><span style="color: #000000;">Emergency Podcast</span></a>” with Bix Weir – including Thursday’s Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy statements; Obama’s “damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t” signature or veto of the JASTA, or Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, also on Thursday; the first Presidential debate, a week from today; the much-ballyhooed, but likely all-bark-but-no-bite Algiers o</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/2008-redux-what-it-means-precious-metals-15950" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:11:38 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15950 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - September 16, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-september-16-2016-15947 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - September 16, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-september-16-2016-15947" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:11:28 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15947 at http://www.silverseek.com War is Peace, Silver is Plentiful, and Other Misconceptions http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/war-peace-silver-plentiful-and-other-misconceptions-15944 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The urgency for owning a financial put against the stupidity of central planners and politicians grows by the minute. We continue to witness a multifaceted array of failure heaped upon failure while repeating history on a dramatic scale. One of the great new wonders of the modern world is the credibility given to high profile economists. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, September 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">The urgency for owning a financial put against the stupidity of central planners and politicians grows by the minute. </span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">We continue to witness a multifaceted array of failure heaped upon failure while repeating history on a dramatic scale.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/war-peace-silver-plentiful-and-other-misconceptions-15944" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:25:44 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15944 at http://www.silverseek.com The Current, Soon To Be Called Out, Federal Reserve Blueprint http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/current-soon-be-called-out-federal-reserve-blueprint-15940 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As I discussed this weekend, and many times before, Central bankers are no more than heavily-armed Keystone Kops – who each day, attempt to “kick the can” another 24 hours. To that end, they are rapidly losing control of global economies, financial markets, and political regimes; and thus, in their last ditch desperation to acquire those last, painstaking inches, they have supplemented 24/7 market manipulation and unprecedented money printing – like an iceberg, far more covertly than overtly – with what amounts to weekly, if not daily, “de facto FOMC meetings.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, September 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">As I discussed this weekend, and many times before, Central bankers are no more than heavily-armed <a href="https://www.milesfranklin.com/audioblog-160-the-ultimate-policy-error/"><span style="color: #000000;">Keystone Kops</span></a> – who each day, attempt to “kick the can” another 24 hours.&nbsp; To that end, they are rapidly <a href="https://www.milesfranklin.com/failing-health-and-market-control/"><span style="color: #000000;">losing control</span></a> of global economies, financial markets, and political regimes; and thus, in their last ditch desperation </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/current-soon-be-called-out-federal-reserve-blueprint-15940" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:47:00 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15940 at http://www.silverseek.com Financial Intervention - The Monkey and The Fish http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/financial-intervention-monkey-and-fish-15936 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The financial system (mistaken for the economy) is so bloated with risk that any number of events could trigger an explosion that would reach much further than anyone could imagine – causing irreparable damage. Because of the size and the massive dependence on the institutions (who have evolved like a cancer from big finance), the resulting carnage will reach out much further than the primary institutions. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;"><em><strong>“Kindly let me help you or you’ll drown, said the monkey to the fish as he placed him safely up the tree.” – Unknown</strong></em></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">The financial system (mistaken for the economy) is so bloated with risk that any number of events could trigger an explosion that would reach much further than anyone could imagine – causing irreparable damage.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/financial-intervention-monkey-and-fish-15936" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:48:23 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15936 at http://www.silverseek.com A New FOMC Policy Statement Everyday http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/new-fomc-policy-statement-everyday-15935 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The problem is, that when you “cry wolf” too often, you are eventually called out. And no one has cried wolf more than the Fed, in constantly finding reasons not to raise rates, despite their unwavering claim of a “strong” economy – which tellingly they prefer to refer to as merely “recovering,” six years into what is now the third longest “expansion” in U.S. history. During which, GDP growth – book cooking and all – is barely 1%; manufacturing activity has collapsed; debt has exploded; real unemployment has surged to Depression Era levels; and corporate earnings have declined for six quarters running. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Tuesday, and I’m going to do something rare – and petty – in the name of making a point.&nbsp; Which is, to refer yet again – anonymously, of course – to the reader a few weeks back, who hounded me with emails, asking why I don’t “back up” my “call” for lower oil prices with more “proof.”</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/new-fomc-policy-statement-everyday-15935" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:06:17 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15935 at http://www.silverseek.com Jim Cook Interviews Ted Butler http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/jim-cook-interviews-ted-butler-15932 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cook: What’s happening in the silver market is hard to understand right now. Can you simplify it for us? Butler: First you must understand the price of silver is set on the COMEX by two large opposing forces. On the short side are the big banks or traders led by JPMorgan. Four of these big traders are short 72% of the total commercial short position. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-line-height-alt: 1.0pt;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Cook</span></strong><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">: What’s happening in the silver market is hard to understand right now. Can you simplify it for us?</span></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/jim-cook-interviews-ted-butler-15932" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:22:15 +0000 Theodore Butler 15932 at http://www.silverseek.com Hillary’s Failing Health and The Powers That Be’s Failing Market Control http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hillary%E2%80%99s-failing-health-and-powers-be%E2%80%99s-failing-market-control-15931 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The life of a financial market truth-teller is lonely; as most of the world’s 7.5 billion people no longer have – or never had – funds to invest; whilst the rest, particularly in the Western world, have little concept – or interest – in reality. Working – and being in invested in – Precious Metals is particularly frustrating, because decades of Keynesian brainwashing; and market and economic data manipulation; have rendered the average investor clueless. Sadly, in world where mind-numbing “creature comforts” like social media, reality television, professional wrestling, and online gaming have become leading entertainment outlets, interest in truth is weakening with each debt-accumulating, economy-destroying, currency-inflating day. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The life of a financial market truth-teller is lonely; as most of the world’s 7.5 billion people no longer have – or never had – funds to invest; whilst the rest, particularly in the Western world, have little concept – or interest – in reality.&nbsp; Working – and being in invested in – Precious Metals is particularly frustrating, because decades of Keynesian brainwashing; and market and economic data manipulation; have rendered the average investor clueless.&nbsp; Sadly, in world where mind-numbing “creature comforts” like social media, reality television, pr</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hillary%E2%80%99s-failing-health-and-powers-be%E2%80%99s-failing-market-control-15931" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:52:44 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15931 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - September 9, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-september-9-2016-15926 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - September 9, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" align="center">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-september-9-2016-15926" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:11:56 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15926 at http://www.silverseek.com The (160 to 1) Gold-Silver Ratio Every Investor Needs To Know About http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/160-1-gold-silver-ratio-every-investor-needs-know-about-15922 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to my new research, there is a very important Gold-Silver ratio that every precious metals investor needs to know about. While most precious metals investors are familiar with the Gold-Silver price ratio of 68/1 (presently) as well as the Silver-Gold production ratio of nearly 9/1 (2015), they have no idea about an even more important ratio that I will explain below. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, September 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">According to my new research, there is a very important Gold-Silver ratio that every precious metals investor needs to know about.&nbsp; While most precious metals investors are familiar with the Gold-Silver price ratio of 68/1 (presently) as well as the Silver-Gold production ratio of nearly 9/1 (2015), they have no idea about an even more important ratio that I will explain below.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Before I get into this important Gold-Silver ratio, let’s quickly examine some of the historic ratios listed above.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/160-1-gold-silver-ratio-every-investor-needs-know-about-15922" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:54:01 +0000 SRSrocco 15922 at http://www.silverseek.com Money and The Rats of NIHM http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/money-and-rats-nihm-15920 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As long as our currency is created through fractional reserve banking, levels of debt will always exceed credit (cash) creation. There comes a point when the levels of debt are too high. Also, when the demand for servicing that debt takes up most available credit and cash becomes relatively scarce (which should result deflationary pressures). That is the essence of our money system and why calling it anything less than a fraud is disingenuous. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, September 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;"><em><strong>“When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion; when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get richer by graft </strong></em></span><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/money-and-rats-nihm-15920" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:00:30 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15920 at http://www.silverseek.com Who are Worse Liars, Central Bankers or Politicians? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/who-are-worse-liars-central-bankers-or-politicians-15919 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s something to be said for provocative titles – and certainly, today’s will draw attention above and beyond the usual truth seeker. That said, it was the obvious choice, as it was the only way to properly connect the parallel topics I intend to discuss, spanning the political, economic, and monetary spheres. To start, there’s the pitifully sad deterioration of the Clinton campaign – which in my view, will not only mark the peak, and subsequent collapse, of the Democratic Party’s power, but the complete disgrace of the Clinton legacy. Not that Republicans will benefit much, as Donald Trump has as little interest in the current status quo – i.e., big government, as Ron Paul. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, September 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">There’s something to be said for provocative titles – and certainly, today’s will draw attention above and beyond the usual truth seeker.&nbsp; That said, it was the obvious choice, as it was the <em>only</em> way to properly connect the parallel topics I intend to discuss, spanning the political, economic, and monetary spheres.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/who-are-worse-liars-central-bankers-or-politicians-15919" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:22:45 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15919 at http://www.silverseek.com The Weakest Economic Data in Mope History http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/weakest-economic-data-mope-history-15916 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I have a lot to say, but I’m going to start with what has made me so “famous” in the Precious Metal community; having watched gold and silver tick-for-tick since 2002 – and regularly commented, for free, since 2004. My knowledge and understanding of the gold Cartel was learned from the best of the game, GATA’s Bill Murphy and Chris Powell, where I first started commentating. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, September 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I have a <em>lot</em> to say, but I’m going to start with what has made me so “famous” in the Precious Metal community; having watched gold and silver tick-for-tick since 2002 – and regularly commented, for <em>free</em>, since 2004.&nbsp; My knowledge and understanding of the gold Cartel was learned from the best of the game, GATA’s Bill Murphy and Chris Powell, where I first started commentating.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/weakest-economic-data-mope-history-15916" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:57:03 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15916 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update - Beginning of the Next Upleg? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-beginning-next-upleg-15909 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver has reacted back as predicted in the last update about a month ago. On its 9-month chart below we can see that it broke down from an intermediate top as expected to drop back towards the important support shown, but on Friday it had a good rally which suggests that it may not drop that far, and could turn up again here. Overall this is a positive looking chart and the main question is which uptrend channel it adheres to. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Silver has reacted back as predicted in the last update about a month ago. On its 9-month chart below we can see that it broke down from an intermediate top as expected to drop back towards the important support shown, but on Friday it had a good rally which suggests that it may not drop that far, and could turn up again here. Overall this is a positive looking chart and the main question is which uptrend channel it adheres to.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-beginning-next-upleg-15909" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 20:20:09 +0000 Clive Maund 15909 at http://www.silverseek.com Hapless Hatzius, The Poor Man’s Stanley Fischer http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hapless-hatzius-poor-man%E2%80%99s-stanley-fischer-15906 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Have mercy! I’m starting this article late Friday afternoon, to be finished tomorrow morning (I’m leaving shortly, to take Sylvie to a special outdoor showing of The Force Awakens). And I kid you not, since my must listen Audioblog from yesterday morning, “Brexit II – Coming November,” I have gathered a mind-numbing eight pages of “PM-bullish, everything else bearish” headlines – ranging from the political, to the economic, to the monetary. Each, in and of itself, is “article-worthy”; and the scariest part is, eight-page “horrible headline” logs will shortly become commonplace – as the collapse of history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme unfolds. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, September 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Have mercy!&nbsp; I’m starting this article late Friday afternoon, to be finished tomorrow morning (I’m leaving shortly, to take Sylvie to a special outdoor showing of <em>The Force Awakens</em>).&nbsp; And I kid you not, since my must&nbsp;listen Audioblog from yesterday morning, “<a href="http://www.milesfranklin.com/audioblog-158-brexit-two/"><span style="color: #000000;">Brexit II – Coming November</span></a>,” I have gathered a mind-numbing <em>eight pages </em>of “PM-bullish, everything else bearish” headlines – ranging from the political, to the economic</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hapless-hatzius-poor-man%E2%80%99s-stanley-fischer-15906" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 03:31:43 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15906 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - September 2, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-september-2-2016-15904 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - September 2, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-september-2-2016-15904" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 19:12:02 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15904 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Miners’ Q2’16 Fundamentals http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-miners%E2%80%99-q2%E2%80%9916-fundamentals-15903 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The silver miners’ stocks have enjoyed an epic year, skyrocketing higher with silver’s new bull market. At best since mid-January alone, some of these elite stocks had actually septupled! Naturally such extreme gains beg the question of whether they can possibly be fundamentally justified. The recently-released second-quarter financial and operational results of the top silver miners offer much insight on this. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">The silver miners’ stocks have enjoyed an epic year, skyrocketing higher with silver’s new bull market. At best since mid-January alone, some of these elite stocks had actually septupled! Naturally such extreme gains beg the question of whether they can possibly be fundamentally justified. The recently-released second-quarter financial and operational results of the top silver miners offer much insight on this.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-miners%E2%80%99-q2%E2%80%9916-fundamentals-15903" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:40:01 +0000 Adam Hamilton 15903 at http://www.silverseek.com The End of the Silver Correction http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/end-silver-correction-15901 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Studies of falling commodity prices suggest the C wave can be up to twice as long as the initial A wave, but it is anticipated that the $18 level set on the May 2nd should act as support. The probabilities point to a further drop to this $18 level; but that should be a temporary phenomenon as silver presses onto new highs. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoFootnoteText" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;">After nearly three months of moving sideways since July 4<sup>th</sup>, silver is near the end of its correction and ready to move on. The chart below shows that a classic flat wave has panned out and is now either ended or very close to it.</span></p><p class="MsoFootnoteText" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/end-silver-correction-15901" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:32:37 +0000 Roland Watson 15901 at http://www.silverseek.com Why the Big Silver Short? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/why-big-silver-short-15899 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The key to understanding where silver prices come from is the COMEX futures market. It is undisputed that the 4 and 8 largest traders hold a massive paper silver short relative to all other commodities in it’s class.And it’s obvious that they are not legitimate producers or users… (It is also worth mentioning that despite some of these shorts being held on behalf of a diversity of clients, the fact remains that the positions they control (as a whole) are manipulative based on concentration alone). But why would any banking institutions go so dangerously short? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, September 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">The key to understanding where silver prices come from is the COMEX futures market.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: small; background-color: initial; color: #000000;">It is undisputed that the 4 and 8 largest traders hold a massive paper silver short relative to all other commodities in it’s class.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: small; background-color: initial; color: #000000;">And it’s obvious that they are not legitimate producers or users…&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/why-big-silver-short-15899" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:01:40 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15899 at http://www.silverseek.com How Prices Get Set http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/how-prices-get-set-15897 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the quest to explain something that may be complex into something easily understood, please allow me to reference a recent issue most in the US are now familiar with – the shocking rise in price for EpiPens, produced by the Mylan drug company. An EpiPen is a life-saving medicine in injectable form for those suffering a food allergy attack. Since many of the victims are children unknowingly ingesting what to them is poison, Epipens are prevalent in schools and have become a vital part of life for many families. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, September 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="line-height: 107%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;">In the quest to explain something that may be complex into something easily understood, please allow me to reference a recent issue most in the US are now familiar with – the shocking rise in price for EpiPens, produced by the Mylan drug company. An EpiPen is a life-saving medicine in injectable form for those suffering a food allergy attack.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/how-prices-get-set-15897" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:04:49 +0000 Theodore Butler 15897 at http://www.silverseek.com Financial Big Bang is Closer Than Ever http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/financial-big-bang-closer-ever-15894 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These past two weeks rival any I’ve seen in my 14½ years of minute-to-minute PM watching – during which, the Cartel has relentlessly suppressed prices amidst an unrelenting blizzard of “PM bullish, everything-else-bearish” news flow. Using cover of the two slowest trading weeks of the year, they have aggressively pushed prices away from the indisputable “breakout levels” of $1,370/oz for gold – representing the “downtrend line” created by September 2011’s “Operation PM Annihilation I,” December 2011’s “Operation PM Annihilation II,” February 2012’s “Leap Day Violation,” and April 2013” Alternative Currencies Destruction” raids; and $20.45/oz silver, representing its 50-month moving average. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, August 31st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">These past two weeks rival any I’ve seen in my 14½ years of minute-to-minute PM watching – during which, the Cartel has relentlessly suppressed prices amidst an unrelenting blizzard of “PM bullish, everything-else-bearish” news flow.&nbsp; Using cover of the two slowest trading weeks of the year, they have aggressively pushed prices away from the indisputable “breakout levels” of $1,370/oz for gold – representing the “downtrend line” created by September 2011’s “Operation PM Annihilation I,” December 2011’s “Operation PM Annihilation II,” February 2012’s “Leap </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/financial-big-bang-closer-ever-15894" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:40:29 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15894 at http://www.silverseek.com Tell Me If You’re Worried About Precious Metals Now http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/tell-me-if-you%E2%80%99re-worried-about-precious-metals-now-15891 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Tuesday morning, roughly 36 hours since the Precious Metal “market” opened Sunday night. Yesterday was the lowest volume trading day of the entire year, and today will not likely be much better – as the entire world is on vacation; whilst the PPT, Fed, ESF, and gold Cartel seek to support “favored” financial assets, and keep their foot on the throat of Precious Metals, to… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Tuesday morning, roughly 36 hours since the Precious Metal “market” opened Sunday night.&nbsp; Yesterday was the lowest volume trading day of the entire year, and today will not likely be much better – as the entire world is on vacation; whilst the PPT, Fed, ESF, and gold Cartel seek to support “favored” financial assets, and keep their foot on the throat of Precious Metals, to…</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/tell-me-if-you%E2%80%99re-worried-about-precious-metals-now-15891" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:15:05 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15891 at http://www.silverseek.com How High Will Silver’s Value Increase Compared To Gold During The Next Crash? Check Out These Charts http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/how-high-will-silver%E2%80%99s-value-increase-compared-gold-during-next-crash-check-out-these-cha <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Many investors believe the value of silver will surge much higher in percentage terms compared to gold during the next financial and economic crash. I happen to belong to that savvy group of silver investors, and for good reason. If we look at the charts below, the data proves that silver is certainly the more undervalued precious metal asset. Thus, it will likely make silver one of the best investment strategies of a lifetime. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, August 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Many investors believe the value of silver will surge much higher in percentage terms compared to gold during the next financial and economic crash.&nbsp; I happen to belong to that savvy group of silver investors, and for good reason.&nbsp; If we look at the charts below, the data proves that silver is certainly the more undervalued precious metal asset.&nbsp; Thus, it will likely make silver one of the best investment strategies of a lifetime.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/how-high-will-silver%E2%80%99s-value-increase-compared-gold-during-next-crash-check-out-these-cha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:55:34 +0000 SRSrocco 15889 at http://www.silverseek.com The Imminent End of an Obsession with Idiocy http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/imminent-end-obsession-idiocy-15887 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There will come a time when I’m not waking up at 4:30 am on Saturday mornings – in late August, when the rest of the world is enjoying the “summer doldrums,” no less – to write about the random musings of a handful of unelected, conniving thieves; the appalling, painfully obvious market manipulations that go along with them; and the combination of criminal negligence, collusive fraud, and outright stupidity that goes for the “reporting” of such blatantly fraudulent and collusive, actions – as if anyone is still listening. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, August 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">There will come a time when I’m <em>not </em>waking up at 4:30 am on Saturday mornings – in late August, when the rest of the world is enjoying the “summer doldrums,” no less – to write about the random musings of a handful of unelected, conniving thieves; the appalling, painfully obvious market manipulations that go along with them; and the combination of criminal negligence, collusive fraud, and outright stupidity that goes for the “<a href="http://wallstreetonparade.com/2016/08/shhh-dont-tell-the-new-york-times-that-sp-earnings-have-declined-for-5-quarters/"</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/imminent-end-obsession-idiocy-15887" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:43:42 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15887 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - August 26, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-august-26-2016-15884 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - August 26, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-august-26-2016-15884" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:12:16 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15884 at http://www.silverseek.com Janet Yellen, The Ultimate Red Herring http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/janet-yellen-ultimate-red-herring-15880 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When I think of all the vacations, holidays, and market “slow periods” the Cartel has deprived me peace of mind during, by attacking when everyone else is taking it easy; over a 15-year period, no less; you can see why I have never been angrier. That said, per what I wrote earlier this week, I have no regrets about my career or investment decisions – and frankly, have never been less worried. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, August 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">When I think of all the vacations, holidays, and market “slow periods” the Cartel has deprived me peace of mind during, by attacking when everyone else is taking it easy; over a 15-year period, no less; you can see why I have never been angrier.&nbsp; That said, per what I wrote earlier this week, I have no regrets about my career or investment decisions – and frankly, have never been <a href="http://www.milesfranklin.com/angry-but-not-worried/"><span style="color: #000000;">less worried</span></a>.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/janet-yellen-ultimate-red-herring-15880" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:41:37 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15880 at http://www.silverseek.com NIRP vs Gold Part 8 – The Most Destructive Monetary Policy of All Time http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nirp-vs-gold-part-8-%E2%80%93-most-destructive-monetary-policy-all-time-15877 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The fact that this is my eighth “NIRP vs. Gold” article, spanning more than three years time, is all the proof you need that this unprecedentedly deformative policy is here to stay – in Peter Schiff’s words, a “roach motel” where once a Central bank checks in, it can never check out. Per the table below, replete with links to each of the first seven articles, the first was written in July 2012, mere days before Draghi’s infamous “whatever it takes” speech – when ironically, he vowed to “save” the Euro by printing as much of it as he and his unelected board of hyperinflationists arbitrarily decided. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, August 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The fact that this is my eighth “NIRP vs.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nirp-vs-gold-part-8-%E2%80%93-most-destructive-monetary-policy-all-time-15877" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:28:25 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15877 at http://www.silverseek.com Charting for Dummies Like Me http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/charting-dummies-me-15874 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This morning’s Zero Hedge headline, “it’s a scary quiet, as the past month has seen the least volatility since 1995” says it all, of how thoroughly “the powers that be” have commandeered financial markets, in the face of the ugliest imaginable political, economic, and monetary backdrop. Heck, it’s been just six days since I penned “the ugliest economic data I’ve ever seen.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">This morning’s <a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-23/its-scary-quiet-past-month-has-seen-least-volatility-1995" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000000;">Zero Hedge headline</span></a>, “it’s a scary quiet, as the past month has seen the least volatility since 1995” says it all, of how thoroughly “the powers that be” have commandeered financial markets, in the face of the ugliest imaginable political, economic, and monetary backdrop.&nbsp; Heck, it’s been just <em>six days </em>since I penned “<a href="http://www.milesfranklin.com/ugliest-econom</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/charting-dummies-me-15874" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:24:10 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15874 at http://www.silverseek.com Precious Metals and Financial Blasphemy, Part 2 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-and-financial-blasphemy-part-2-15873 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This time around is different because media consolidation and information technology make it much easier to herd sheep and confine perception. The methods of propaganda have grown in lock step with the methods that create the illusions these guide read in the tape. When the black swan arrives, and the system buckles, you get a different type of collapse. The ensuing financial panic will lead to currency non reflate-able currency crisis. And the rush to safety will ignite the long-awaited move that will have us speaking in terms ounces, rather than dollars. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;"><em>Fiat money does not have any intrinsic value. What value it has depends on public confidence in the currency's issuer. Legal tender is any currency declared legal by a government. Many governments issue a fiat currency and then make it legal tender by setting it as the standard for repaying debt. – <strong><a href="http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/041515/what-difference-between-fiat-money-and-legal-tender.asp"><span style="color: #000000;">“Investopedia”</span></a></strong></em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-and-financial-blasphemy-part-2-15873" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:51:30 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15873 at http://www.silverseek.com I Couldn’t Be Angrier or Less Worried http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/i-couldn%E2%80%99t-be-angrier-or-less-worried-15871 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early Monday morning – in what is typically the slowest volume week of the year, aside from Christmas through New Year’s Eve. So slow, I have just eight articles in my “horrible headline notes” from the past 48 hours, as the entire Western world is on vacation. That said, those eight articles alone, in a freely-traded market, would be more than enough to send Precious Metal prices higher, such as the complete implosion of the tell-tale Vancouver real estate market – down 20% this month, and 25% in the past two months; and a ceasefire in Nigeria, which caused oil prices to plunge this morning. And no, last night’s PM raids had nothing to do with it, as gold and silver’s losses occurred long before oil prices moved so much as a penny lower. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, August 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Monday morning – in what is typically the slowest volume week of the year, aside from Christmas through New Year’s Eve.&nbsp; So slow, I have just <em>eight </em>articles in my “horrible headline notes” from the past 48 hours, as the entire Western world is on vacation.&nbsp; That said, those eight articles alone, in a freely-traded market, would be more than enough to send Precious Metal prices higher, such as the complete implosion of the tell-tale Vancouver real estate market – down 20% this month, and 25% in the past two months; and a ceasefire i</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/i-couldn%E2%80%99t-be-angrier-or-less-worried-15871" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 01:20:33 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15871 at http://www.silverseek.com OFFICIAL STATEMENT: The U.S. Mint Has NOT STOPPED Production Of Silver Eagles http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/official-statement-us-mint-has-not-stopped-production-silver-eagles-15870 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to the public affairs person at the U.S. Mint, the rumor that Silver Eagle production was halted due to lack of demand, is not true. I have been receiving lots of emails on this issue, so I decided to pick up the phone and call Michael White, public affairs person at the U.S. Mint. I have spoken to Mr. White several times over the past five years on different issues. So, instead of going by secondary channels and the blog-sphere rumor-mill, I thought it best to get it directly from the source itself. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, August 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">According to the public affairs person at the U.S. Mint, the rumor that Silver Eagle production was halted due to lack of demand, is not true.&nbsp; I have been receiving lots of emails on this issue, so I decided to pick up the phone and call Michael White, public affairs person at the U.S. Mint. </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/official-statement-us-mint-has-not-stopped-production-silver-eagles-15870" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 01:03:26 +0000 SRSrocco 15870 at http://www.silverseek.com Weekend ‘Pep Talk’ – We Are Winning, and Won’t Be Stopped http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/weekend-%E2%80%98pep-talk%E2%80%99-%E2%80%93-we-are-winning-and-won%E2%80%99t-be-stopped-15868 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This weekend, I’m going to act as your “spirit guide,” in our ongoing quest to save ourselves from the Hitler-esque “elites” that have commandeered monetary policy and financial markets – in the process, destroying global economic activity, political stability, and fiat purchasing power. This same scenario has played out hundreds of times throughout history, with the same ultimate result. Which is, total destruction of citizens’ savings, and a total loss of faith in the governments and Central banks issuing them. Only this time, for the first time in history, not a single nation’s currency is backed by anything except faith – which is rapidly collapsing, as the average global currency is at, near, or in many cases well below its all-time low valuation. And for those that think I’m “puffing,” here’s proof of what I speak. First, the average currency decline against the U.S. dollar – i.e., the “reserve currency” that’s been printed more than any other – since the 2008 crisis, of a whopping 42%. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, August 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">This weekend, I’m going to act as your “spirit guide,” in our ongoing quest to save ourselves from the Hitler-esque “elites” that have commandeered monetary policy and financial markets – in the process, destroying global economic activity, political stability, and fiat purchasing power.&nbsp; This same scenario has played out hundreds of times throughout history, with the same ultimate result.&nbsp; Which is, total destruction of citizens’ savings, and a total loss of faith in the governments and Central banks issuing them.&nbsp; Only this time, for the first </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/weekend-%E2%80%98pep-talk%E2%80%99-%E2%80%93-we-are-winning-and-won%E2%80%99t-be-stopped-15868" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:36:28 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15868 at http://www.silverseek.com Precious Metals and Financial Blasphemy, Part 1 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-and-financial-blasphemy-part-1-15867 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Physical precious metals investing requires a tough skin, and an open mind willing to grasp a much bigger picture. It also requires the painful admission that just as the past cannot be reincarnated - no one can predict a future that does not exist with certainty. It is a struggle against the religion of fiat finance and the layers of myth, folklore, and idols come and gone. And yet, there will forever exist the group of sound money advocates who cannot help go down the road of making price predictions. Who can blame them? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, August 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;"><em>“...legitimate powers of government reach actions only, &amp; not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church &amp; State.</em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-and-financial-blasphemy-part-1-15867" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:57:42 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15867 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - August 19, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-august-19-2016-15864 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - August 19, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-august-19-2016-15864" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:12:14 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15864 at http://www.silverseek.com Which Price Ratio Matters Most in a Fiat Ponzi? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/which-price-ratio-matters-most-fiat-ponzi-15862 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will it happen in isolation? No one knows. But the signs are all around us. Do leaders or regulators have any clue at all about this? It is doubtful. And that’s why it could happen in isolation. The only free market price resolution would be an instant reversion to equilibrium. The equilibrium price is ‘somewhere’ between inflation adjusted highs and the resolution of the paper to physical ratio. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;"><em>“Those who wish to seek out the cause of miracles and to understand the things of nature as philosophers, and not to stare at them in astonishment like fools, are soon considered heretical and impious, and proclaimed as such by those whom the mob adores as the interpreters of nature and the gods. For these men know that, once ignorance is put aside, that wonderment would be taken away, which is the only means by which their authority is preserved.”&nbsp;</em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/which-price-ratio-matters-most-fiat-ponzi-15862" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:48:23 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15862 at http://www.silverseek.com The Ugliest Economic Data I’ve Ever Seen, Part 2 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/ugliest-economic-data-i%E2%80%99ve-ever-seen-part-2-15858 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In other words, if you think China’s response to collapsing trade data was destabilizing – and ultimately, a massive failure – just wait until Japan pulls out its “nuclear option” in the coming months. Or perhaps, weeks, given that the BOJ has already telegraphed a dovish plan-of-action for its upcoming September 21st meeting. Which frankly, has the potential to “re-define” the concept of “PM bullish, everything-else-bearish.” Which is why, more vehemently than ever, I urge you to act while you still can, as this Fall promises to be an historically dangerous one, politically, economically, and monetarily. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, August 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Thursday morning, and there are nearly a dozen “PM bullish, everything-else-bearish” headlines worthy of distinct articles.&nbsp; Such as…</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/ugliest-economic-data-i%E2%80%99ve-ever-seen-part-2-15858" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:51:16 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15858 at http://www.silverseek.com Cartel on the Precipice http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cartel-precipice-15851 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I have watched every tick of the Precious Metals market for 14½ years, since the fateful day in May 2002 when I bought my first 100 shares of Newmont Mining, en route to putting essentially all of my liquid assets into the sector. Frankly, the 1% position I have taken in Bitcoin is as exciting as any development in my investment career – as until Bitcoin, I have not come across any asset class since 2002 worth investing in. And by investing, I mean the classical definition of such, not today’s bastardized concept of speculating in overvalued assets based on the expectation of what Central banks and government manipulation operatives might do. To borrow from Richard Russell’s lingo, I take big positions in primary trends I deem to have extremely high return/risk profiles. And the more confident I am in such a trend, the more I invest. Hence, my 1% position in Bitcoin, versus 90% in physical Precious Metals. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="entry-content"><p><span style="color: #000000;">I have watched every tick of the Precious Metals market for 14½ years, since the fateful day in May 2002 when I bought my first 100 shares of Newmont Mining, en route to putting essentially all of my liquid assets into the sector.&nbsp; Frankly, the 1% position I have taken in Bitcoin is as exciting as any development in my investment career – as until Bitcoin, I have not come across any asset class since 2002 worth investing in.&nbsp; And by <em>investing</em>, I mean the classical definition of such, not today’s bastardized concept </span></p></div><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cartel-precipice-15851" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:21:53 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15851 at http://www.silverseek.com Treatise on Money Storage http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/treatise-money-storage-15848 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s very early Monday, and I’m “up and at em’” because I feel so passionate about today’s topic. The day’s just started, but despite the 153rd “Sunday Night Sentiment” raid (actually, a mere “capping” this time), and 681st “2:15 AM” EST attack of the past 784 trading days, gold is back over $1,340/oz, and silver again challenging the Cartel’s maniacal “line in the sand” at $20/oz. As it should, as per yesterday’s “gold panic-selling” article, last week – particularly, Friday afternoon – was one of the most egregious Cartel manipulations I have seen. Let alone, as the weekend’s only “news” was that Japan’s 2Q GDP was a much lower than expected 0.0% – just like in Animal House, LOL. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, August 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s very early Monday, and I’m “up and at em’” because I feel so passionate about today’s topic.&nbsp; The day’s just started, but despite the 153rd&nbsp;“Sunday Night Sentiment” raid (actually, a mere “capping” this time), and 681st&nbsp;“<a href="http://www.milesfranklin.com/the-215am/"><span style="color: #000000;">2:15 AM</span></a>” EST attack of the past 784 trading days, gold is back over $1,340/oz, and silver again challenging the Cartel’s maniacal “line in the sand” at $20/oz.&nbsp; As it should, as per yesterday’s “<a href="http://www.milesfranklin.c</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/treatise-money-storage-15848" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:30:45 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15848 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - August 12, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-august-12-2016-15845 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - August 12, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><br /><span><!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-august-12-2016-15845" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:13:16 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15845 at http://www.silverseek.com Short Memories and Silver Shortages http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/short-memories-and-silver-shortages-15839 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a nut shell, silver uses were putting pressure on the underlying currency back in the mid 1960’s, before the array of electronic devices, and myriad of other uses we have now. This was before the suppression of prices had relegated most primary miners to the scrap heap. Gresham’s law was already working its way into the system. Fifty years ago, bad money was chasing out the good. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, August 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">It's now one year after the 50th anniversary of the official beginning of the great silver shortage. For the outside world, it may very well be the least known.</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">For the precious metals trading community, it is one of the most ridiculed or outright denied fundamentals of silver.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/short-memories-and-silver-shortages-15839" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:51:22 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15839 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver and Inflation http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-inflation-15835 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the course of writing a newsletter on silver and seeking new angles on the metal, it is necessary to maintain a wide array of datasets. Some of these I update on a weekly and monthly basis for subscribers, but I thought I would update one that gives us the very long term view on the price of silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoFootnoteText" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;">In the course of writing a newsletter on silver and seeking new angles on the metal, it is necessary to maintain a wide array of datasets. Some of these I update on a weekly and monthly basis for subscribers, but I thought I would update one that gives us the very long term view on the price of silver.</span></p><p class="MsoFootnoteText" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-inflation-15835" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 02:16:35 +0000 Roland Watson 15835 at http://www.silverseek.com Everything is Fixed… Not! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/everything-fixed%E2%80%A6-not-15833 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early Tuesday – and as I said in my first official Tweet this morning, don’t count on the “summer doldrums” lasting too long. Particularly in the case of Precious Metals, if you believe a blatantly “BS NFP Report,” defying every other piece of economic data, will prevent terrified people, the world round, from PROTECTING themselves from the hyperinflation some currencies are already experiencing, and others shortly will. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Tuesday – and as I said in my <a href="https://twitter.com/Andy_Hoffman_MF" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000000;">first official Tweet</span></a> this morning, don’t count on the “summer doldrums” lasting too long.&nbsp; Particularly in the case of Precious Metals, if you believe a blatantly “<a href="http://www.milesfranklin.com/bs-nfp-attack-fail/"><span style="color: #000000;">BS NFP Report</span></a>,” defying every other piece of economic data, will prevent terrified people, the world round, from PROTECTING themselves from the hyperinfla</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/everything-fixed%E2%80%A6-not-15833" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:05:07 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15833 at http://www.silverseek.com Financial Fire Hoses and Helicopters http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/financial-fire-hoses-and-helicopters-15828 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Modern finance ultimately comes down to managing serious crises and transitions in a way that is profitable for policy makers and elite. The inevitable chaos, like the death of a fiat currency and the return to a real market price equilibrium, is much more dramatic. History will only report the extremes. But we are now living through “in-between” times, watching it all unfold amid the bungling of sociopath leaders. Economic theory and practice is borrowed extensively from the future. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, August 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;"><em>“The U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at no cost.” – Ben Bernanke</em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/financial-fire-hoses-and-helicopters-15828" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:12:00 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15828 at http://www.silverseek.com How Long before the BS NFP Attack Fails? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/how-long-bs-nfp-attack-fails-15827 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So close – but yet, so far. That’s probably how long-suffering Cartel victims – i.e., tens of thousands of Americans trying to protect themselves from the relentless, soon-to-be-explosive monetary inflation the Fed perpetrates each day. The same goes for hundreds of thousands of non-Americans, but given that essentially all other currencies have already collapsed, gold in non-dollar terms is already trading at, near, or in many cases well-above, previous all-time highs – invariably, from 2011-12. Thus, days like yesterday aren’t nearly as frustrating, rage-inspiring, and demoralizing for foreigners than Americans. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, August 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">So close – but yet, so far.&nbsp; That’s probably how long-suffering Cartel victims – i.e., tens of thousands of Americans trying to protect themselves from the relentless, soon-to-be-explosive monetary inflation the Fed perpetrates each day.&nbsp; The same goes for hundreds of thousands of non-Americans, but given that essentially all other currencies have <em>already </em>collapsed, gold in non-dollar terms is already trading at, near, or in many cases well-above, previous all-time highs – invariably, from 2011-12.&nbsp; Thus, days like yesterday aren’t nearl</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/how-long-bs-nfp-attack-fails-15827" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:25:25 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15827 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update - Correction Likely http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-correction-likely-15825 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On its 3-month chart we can see this presumed topping pattern started with the appearance of a prominent “Gravestone Doji” or “Shooting Star” candlestick early in July, with its negative implications being amplified by its having occurred on very high volume. While moving averages are in bullish alignment, the now yawning gap between the 50-day and 200-day makes a correction likely. After dipping back during August, the price rallied towards the highs early this month, and then failed, dropping hard on Friday, making it very likely that a Double Top is completing. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, August 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Having hit a target silver has formed what is believed to be an intermediate top over the past 5 weeks or so, which it should soon start to descend from. </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-correction-likely-15825" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 07 Aug 2016 20:31:02 +0000 Clive Maund 15825 at http://www.silverseek.com The Coming Global Silver Production Collapse And Skyrocketing Silver Value http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/coming-global-silver-production-collapse-and-skyrocketing-silver-value-15824 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The global economic and financial system is in much worse shape than I originally thought. New data and information suggest that the collapse will occur much quicker and with more dire results. This will cause global silver production to literally fall off a cliff within the next decade. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, August 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The global economic and financial system is in much worse shape than I originally thought.&nbsp; New data and information suggest that the collapse will occur much quicker and with more dire results.&nbsp; <strong>This will cause global silver production to literally fall off a cliff within the next decade</strong>.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/coming-global-silver-production-collapse-and-skyrocketing-silver-value-15824" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 06 Aug 2016 20:42:34 +0000 SRSrocco 15824 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - August 5, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-august-5-2016-15822 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - August 5, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-august-5-2016-15822" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 19:12:11 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15822 at http://www.silverseek.com Bank of England Restart the Clock on the Fed’s Inevitable QE Relaunch http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/bank-england-restart-clock-fed%E2%80%99s-inevitable-qe-relaunch-15819 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s much to discuss, as I write Thursday morning; starting with the “powers that be’s”’ utter desperation – particularly, the gold Cartel – to stave off “Economic Mother Nature” and the “unstoppable tsunami of reality” as the end game plays out right of its eyes. For example, just two days after the Monte Paschi “bailout” – that in actuality, won’t occur until year-end, if it can raise €5 billion of equity, and sell €9 billion of bad loans – European stocks are dramatically lower; including Unicredit, Italy’s largest bank, which has plunged nearly 20%; and Deutsche Bank, the “world’s most systematically dangerous institution” – which touched its all-time low stock price yesterday morning, before the PPT pushed it oh so slightly higher (and as I write, it’s plunging towards said “death level” of $12.50/share anew). In my view, we are at most a few weeks before the real panic sets in. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, August 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">There’s much to discuss, as I write Thursday morning; starting with the “powers that be’s”’ utter desperation – particularly, the gold Cartel – to stave off “<a href="http://www.milesfranklin.com/the-central-bankers-cannot-stave-off-the-forces-of-economic-mother-natureandrew-hoffman/"><span style="color: #000000;">Economic Mother Nature</span></a>” and the “unstoppable tsunami of reality” as the end game plays out right of its eyes.&nbsp; For example, just <em>two days</em> after the Monte Paschi “bailout” – that in actuality, won’t occur until year-end, <em>if</em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/bank-england-restart-clock-fed%E2%80%99s-inevitable-qe-relaunch-15819" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:23:23 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15819 at http://www.silverseek.com European Banking System Collapsing Now! Next up, Sovereign Bonds? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/european-banking-system-collapsing-now-next-sovereign-bonds-15814 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unequivocally, the rubber is hitting the road NOW! So much so, I believe “last to go” markets are in danger of being overwhelmed by the chaotically scrambling, Keystone Kop-like, terminally cancerous “powers that be.” And by “last to go,” I don’t just mean the gold and silver markets, which are being swamped by exploding physical demand, collapsing production, vanishing inventories, and history’s most violently PM-bullish political, economic, and monetary environment. No, I mean everything else; including hideously overvalued stock markets – which cumulatively, will either crash into oblivion, or hyper-inflate Zimbabwe style; with the result, in either case, being the biggest real losses of all time. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Unequivocally, the rubber is hitting the road NOW!&nbsp; So much so, I believe “<a href="http://www.milesfranklin.com/last-to-go/"><span style="color: #000000;">last to go</span></a>” markets are in danger of being overwhelmed by the chaotically scrambling, Keystone Kop-like, terminally cancerous “powers that be.”&nbsp; And by “last to go,” I don’t just mean the gold and silver markets, which are being swamped by exploding physical demand, collapsing production, vanishing inventories, and history’s most violently PM-bullish political, economic, and monetary env</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/european-banking-system-collapsing-now-next-sovereign-bonds-15814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:36:11 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15814 at http://www.silverseek.com Bank Monte Paschi and $20.46 Silver – Infamously Linked for Posterity? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/bank-monte-paschi-and-2046-silver-%E2%80%93-infamously-linked-posterity-15811 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early Monday, and fear is in the air, even if the PPT has “Dow Jones Propaganda Average” futures slightly higher. Last week, the “Fed might raise rates” meme died on the vine – first Wednesday, when the Fed, like a deer in headlights, noted nothing other than it’s perpetual “data dependence; with the “death blow” coming Friday, with possibly the worst GDP “miss” in U.S. history. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, August 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Monday, and fear is in the air, even if the PPT has “Dow Jones Propaganda Average” futures slightly higher.&nbsp; Last week, the “Fed might raise rates” meme died on the vine – first Wednesday, when the Fed, like a deer in headlights, noted <em>nothing </em>other than it’s perpetual “data dependence; with the “death blow” coming Friday, with possibly the worst GDP “miss” in U.S. history. </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/bank-monte-paschi-and-2046-silver-%E2%80%93-infamously-linked-posterity-15811" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:10:40 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15811 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - July 29, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-29-2016-15808 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - July 29, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-29-2016-15808" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:12:19 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15808 at http://www.silverseek.com Clueless Bank of Japan Exemplifies the Awe Inspiring, Irreversibly Destructive Power of the Printing Press http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/clueless-bank-japan-exemplifies-awe-inspiring-irreversibly-destructive-power-printing-pre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Friday morning, and the astounding long, massively broad list of “PM-bullish, everything-else-bearish” headlines since Wednesday afternoon’s post-FOMC Audioblog is incredible to behold. Which is why it’s never been more obvious that Precious Metals are the imploding fiat Ponzi’s “canary in the coal mine”; “Achilles’ Heel”; and all other similar analogies, metaphors, and comparisons combined. Or, for that matter, the “enemy” of all financial markets – which since 2011 in the West, and 2015 in the East, have been commandeered by desperate, dying governments. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Friday morning, and the astounding long, massively broad list of “PM-bullish, everything-else-bearish” headlines since Wednesday afternoon’s <a href="http://www.milesfranklin.com/audioblog-154-the-fed-died-today/"><span style="color: #000000;">post-FOMC Audioblog</span></a> is incredible to behold.&nbsp; Which is why it’s never been more obvious that Precious Metals are the imploding fiat Ponzi’s “canary in the coal mine”; “Achilles’ Heel”; and all other similar analogies, metaphors, and comparisons combined.&nbsp; Or, for that matter, the “enemy” of <em>a</em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/clueless-bank-japan-exemplifies-awe-inspiring-irreversibly-destructive-power-printing-pre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:37:38 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15807 at http://www.silverseek.com Time Wounds all Heels When the Levy Breaks http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/time-wounds-all-heels-when-levy-breaks-15805 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite short-term memory loss affecting most investors, asset bubbles tend to crash with a vengeance. From over-valuation, risk ignorance, and reactionary sentiment, the current bubble-trifecta shows signs of turning over. The monetary powers that be have succeeded in creating serial asset bubbles. Each is extending from the great expansion of credit pivoting on the last official dollar default in 1971. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Despite short-term memory loss affecting most investors, asset bubbles tend to crash with a vengeance. From over-valuation, risk ignorance, and reactionary sentiment, the current bubble-trifecta shows signs of turning over.</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">The monetary powers that be have succeeded in creating serial asset bubbles. Each is extending from the great expansion of credit pivoting on the last official dollar default in 1971.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/time-wounds-all-heels-when-levy-breaks-15805" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:08:23 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15805 at http://www.silverseek.com Alas, Cartel, The Walls Are Closing In http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/alas-cartel-walls-are-closing-15795 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On this COMEX options expiration day – and last day of this week’s “COT Report cycle,” whose result will be published Friday afternoon – my guess is the “commercials” were yet again unsuccessful in covering their shorts. Which likely, will push them a giant step further toward their inevitable, spectacular demise. To wit, yesterday’s sharp key reversal, from the prototypical, blatantly orchestrated “Sunday Night Sentiment”; “2:15 AM”; and 8:20 AM COMEX open smashes, resulting in silver prices being higher as I write, than they were Friday afternoon. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, July 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">On this COMEX options expiration day – and last day of this week’s “COT Report cycle,” whose result will be published Friday afternoon – my guess is the “commercials” were yet again unsuccessful in covering their shorts.&nbsp; Which likely, will push them a giant step further toward their inevitable, spectacular demise.&nbsp; To wit, yesterday’s sharp key reversal, from the prototypical, blatantly orchestrated “Sunday Night Sentiment”; “2:15 AM”; and 8:20 AM COMEX open smashes, resulting in silver prices being higher as I write, than they were Friday afternoon.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/alas-cartel-walls-are-closing-15795" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:34:51 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15795 at http://www.silverseek.com Decision Time for Silver Investors? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/decision-time-silver-investors-15793 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What I will say comes with some reservation, mainly because the future is unwritten. However, based on the notion that markets will rhyme rather than repeat, I present a scenario in which a decision has to be made by silver investors in the near future. That decision is whether to hold onto silver, sell some of it or sell all of it. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/decision-time-silver-investors-15793" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:09:15 +0000 Roland Watson 15793 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Manipulation – Because They Needed the Eggs http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-manipulation-%E2%80%93-because-they-needed-eggs-15789 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This enabling allows to the banks agency to do what they like. With silver in particular, they enjoy &#039;market maker status&#039; on the surface while building positions that cannot be resolved without inescapable and permanent damage -- with or without any amount of intervention including confiscation and taxation. The converging legacies of the state and money centers never fully merge. They serve each other in a bizarre symbiosis that ultimately drains both to death. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, July 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"><em><strong>“It reminds me of that old joke- you know, a guy walks into a psychiatrist's office and says, hey doc, my brother's crazy! He thinks he's a chicken. Then the doc says, why don't you turn him in? Then the guy says, I would but I need the eggs. I guess that's how I feel about relationships. They're totally crazy, irrational, and absurd, but we keep going through it because we need the eggs.” - Woody Allen</strong></em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-manipulation-%E2%80%93-because-they-needed-eggs-15789" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:48:12 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15789 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - July 22, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-22-2016-15786 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - July 22, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-22-2016-15786" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:12:16 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15786 at http://www.silverseek.com The ECB, Literally Going Off the Rails http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/ecb-literally-going-rails-15784 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First, I’m going to explain something I’ve learned from watching Precious Metal markets, tick for tick, for the past 14½ years – back to times when the dissolution of the Euro, hyperinflation, or a collapse of the global banking system weren’t even considered, much less a strong possibility. Back then, financial markets were, by my estimation, roughly 60% “freely traded” – but significantly less so for Precious Metals; compared to, perhaps, 25% today, on all fronts. To that end, I have not only compiled reams of empirical data about market movements, but practical experience of what drove them. Which is why I respectfully disagree with one of our industry’s best analysts, regarding his view of drives markets today – i.e., Central banks algorithms, causing the HFT computers that comprise more than 80% of trading to move them like puppets on a string. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">First, I’m going to explain something I’ve learned from watching Precious Metal markets, tick for tick, for the past 14½ years – back to times when the dissolution of the Euro, hyperinflation, or a collapse of the global banking system weren’t even <em>considered</em>, much less a strong possibility. Back then, financial markets were, by my estimation, roughly 60% “freely traded” – but significantly less so for Precious Metals; compared to, perhaps, 25% today, on all fronts.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/ecb-literally-going-rails-15784" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:37:59 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15784 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Bull Faces Correction http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-bull-faces-correction-15783 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver’s young bull market got off to a typically-slow start, lagging gold’s own new bull. But recently the white metal surged to catch up in a record summer rally. That left silver very overbought and facing near-term correction risks led by a record futures selling overhang and weak late-summer seasonals. But this strengthening bull still has a long ways higher to run yet before silver prices reflect prevailing gold levels. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">Silver’s young bull market got off to a typically-slow start, lagging gold’s own new bull. But recently the white metal surged to catch up in a record summer rally. That left silver very overbought and facing near-term correction risks led by a record futures selling overhang and weak late-summer seasonals. But this strengthening bull still has a long ways higher to run yet before silver prices reflect prevailing gold levels.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-bull-faces-correction-15783" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:37:06 +0000 Adam Hamilton 15783 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Must Rally 50 Cents to Trigger a New Stampede http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-must-rally-50-cents-trigger-new-stampede-15782 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today’s sharp reversal changed a weak bearish trend into a mildly promising bull trend. The big pattern shown, with a 21.390 target, is valid because a ‘buy’ signal has been tripped at the green line. The signal is ‘counterintuitive’ because of the close proximity in price of lows ‘A’ and ‘C’. Since entry risk using the big pattern is exorbitant, I’d suggest cutting it down to size by using ‘camouflage’. This means finding tradable ABC patterns on the very lesser charts that use impulse legs derived from any of the ten or so ‘external’ peaks (indicated with red arrows) made on the way down since July 12. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Silver-will-need-to-surpass.jpg"><img src="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Silver-will-need-to-surpass.jpg" width="564" height="310" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-must-rally-50-cents-trigger-new-stampede-15782" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:28:03 +0000 Rick Ackerman 15782 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver – Caught Inside http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-%E2%80%93-caught-inside-15780 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Most short term investors know better. At worst, silver is a survival story. At best it is an investment for the ages. Some place in between it is an intermediate investment, albeit a very emotional and volatile one. Current financial conditions mandate survival as the primary focus. And the essence of financial survival is return of investment. Return on investment occurs indirectly. It is the act of taking possession that creates a foundation for preparing for the worst. There are lots of ways the financial system could fall apart – leading to a currency crisis. I’ve been outlining them for years. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Most short term investors know better. At worst, silver is a survival story. At best it is an investment for the ages.</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Some place in between it is an intermediate investment, albeit a very emotional and volatile one. Current financial conditions mandate survival as the primary focus. And the essence of financial survival is return of investment.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-%E2%80%93-caught-inside-15780" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:00:24 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15780 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Price Ignition or Money Reasserting: When Silver Investment Demand Merges with Industrial Demand http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-ignition-or-money-reasserting-when-silver-investment-demand-merges-industria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a market like silver, where price has not reflected true supply and demand for decades, an interesting syndrome evolves. It can be somewhat of a curse -- and a rational reaction when something seems too good to be true. We are constantly look over our shoulders for that final clever explanation we overlooked for why current prices may actually be a natural expression. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, July 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="ImageBlock ImageBlockCenter"><img src="http://www.silver-coin-investor.com/images/365xNxetftotchangeag05w20160716.gif.pagespeed.ic.BbAPIYakm0.png" width="365" data-pin-media="http://www.silver-coin-investor.com/images/etftotchangeag05w20160716.gif" /><span class="Caption CaptionCenter" style="max-width: 365px;"></span></div><div class="ImageBlock ImageBlockCenter"><span class="Caption CaptionCenter" style="max-width: 365px; color: #000000;">Courtesy of GoldChartsRUS.com</span></div><div class="ImageBlock ImageBlockCenter"><span class="Caption CaptionCenter" style="max-width: 365px;</div><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-ignition-or-money-reasserting-when-silver-investment-demand-merges-industria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:14:09 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15778 at http://www.silverseek.com It’s the Inflation Stupid! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/it%E2%80%99s-inflation-stupid-15777 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Wednesday morning – and whilst I know where today’s article – as well as the global commodity, currency, and financial markets – will end, it’s difficult to find a single topic to start with, given the myriad “horrible headlines” worthy of discussion. But since, ultimately, I seek to inform you about Precious Metal prices, I’ll start with the past two weeks’ “trading,” and what it portends. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, July 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Wednesday morning – and whilst I know where today’s article – as well as the global commodity, currency, and financial markets – will end, it’s difficult to find a single topic to start with, given the myriad “horrible headlines” worthy of discussion. But since, ultimately, I seek to inform you about Precious Metal prices, I’ll start with the past two weeks’ “trading,” and what it portends.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/it%E2%80%99s-inflation-stupid-15777" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:07:24 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15777 at http://www.silverseek.com The Greatest Lie Ever Told http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/greatest-lie-ever-told-15774 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Granted, if you are going to label something as the greatest lie ever, it must involve something important, both in substance and in terms of who told the lie. In this case, the lie involves what’s at the heart of the silver manipulation and happens to be the issue that I consider the key factor for its price. Importantly, the lie came from the federal regulator overseeing the silver market, the CFTC. The good news is that you will be able to decide for yourself if my assertion is correct, given that the proof is nearly incontrovertible. The best news is that as the lie is more widely recognized, it should have a positive impact on the price of silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/greatest-lie-ever-told-15774" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:25:09 +0000 Theodore Butler 15774 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - July 15, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-15-2016-15769 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - July 15, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-15-2016-15769" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:11:45 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15769 at http://www.silverseek.com Will They Come For Your IRA? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/will-they-come-your-ira-15768 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the next big scary crash... A Roth IRA &#039;confiscation&#039; could simply be presented as a subtle &#039;option&#039; to &#039;protect you&#039; with a &#039;government guarantee&#039;. Even in a crisis, you may not be forced or &#039;invaded&#039;, but merely coerced into giving up a bit more control of your wealth - for the good of the cause. It might be billed as &quot;Currency War Bonds&quot; to protect us from the &#039;terrible&#039; Chinese or Russians who are hacking our currency. Or some other story that captures the political wind. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">I received this note from a reader regarding the confiscation of retirement accounts:</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Doc,</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Thank you for your kind words. &nbsp;I do have a question for you.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/will-they-come-your-ira-15768" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:03:49 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15768 at http://www.silverseek.com The Fundamental Reason The Silver Price Will Explode Much Higher Than Gold http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fundamental-reason-silver-price-will-explode-much-higher-gold-15765 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Investors need to understand an important fundamental reason why the silver price will explode much higher than gold. While many analysts state several reasons why silver will outperform going forward, I believe one vital fundamental factor is overlooked. This critical factor is based upon a certain supply versus demand component of the gold and silver markets. Actually, I came across this data while working on the research for a completely different article. However, the more I compared the figures, the more surprised I was by the results. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Investors need to understand an important fundamental reason why the silver price will explode much higher than gold.&nbsp; While many analysts state several reasons why silver will outperform going forward, I believe one vital fundamental factor is overlooked.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fundamental-reason-silver-price-will-explode-much-higher-gold-15765" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 03:23:40 +0000 SRSrocco 15765 at http://www.silverseek.com The Financial Markets End Game http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/financial-markets-end-game-15763 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yesterday (Wednesday) morning, I wrote “everything they do now is about market manipulation.” As, having watched the powers that be’s’ “response” to the extreme financial turmoil caused by Brexit – i.e., the same response as to August’s Yuan devaluation, December’s Fed rate hike, and February’s ECB and BOJ NIRP/QE announcements; I realized that the entirety of their “crisis response” regards the support of “favored” markets like stocks and bonds, and suppression of “unfavorable” ones like Precious Metals. To the point that it has become, frankly, embarrassing to watch. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Yesterday (Wednesday) morning, I wrote “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/everything-they-do-now-is-about-market-manipulation"><span style="color: #000000;">everything they do now is about market manipulation</span></a>.” As, having watched the powers that be’s’ “response” to the extreme financial turmoil caused by Brexit – i.e., the same response as to August’s Yuan devaluation, December’s Fed rate hike, and February’s ECB and BOJ NIRP/QE announcements; I realized that the <em>entirety </em>of their “crisis response” regards the support of “favored” marke</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/financial-markets-end-game-15763" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:40:41 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15763 at http://www.silverseek.com Everything “They” Do Now is About Market Manipulation http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/everything-%E2%80%9Cthey%E2%80%9D-do-now-about-market-manipulation-15758 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For some time, I have made it known that the title of my article on the day the Fed announces QE4 and/or negative interest policy, will be “Ding Dong, the Fed is Dead.” However, in reality that day passed long ago – as exemplified by the Fed’s inaction on June 15th, after having bluffed throughout May of a “potential rate hike.” To that end, my audioblog the following day was titled “Central banks are dead”; and if I had to guess, “Cliff High’s” web bots are likely uncovering the keywords “central banks”; “dead”; “lack of credibility”; “ineffective”; and “impotent” at exponentially growing rates. Which is probably why he thinks silver will reach $38/oz by July 28th – a forecast I’m watching with great intrigue, as his credibility, too, is on the line. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, July 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">For some time, I have made it known that the title of my article on the day the Fed announces QE4 and/or negative interest policy, will be “Ding Dong, the Fed is Dead.” However, in reality that day passed long ago – as exemplified by the Fed’s inaction on June 15th, after having <a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/audioblog-147-the-cartels-pathetically-desperate-fomc-minutes-attack-will-miserably-fail/"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>bluffed</em></span></a> throughout May of a “potential rate hike.” To that end, my audioblog the following day was titled “</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/everything-%E2%80%9Cthey%E2%80%9D-do-now-about-market-manipulation-15758" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:30:04 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15758 at http://www.silverseek.com Not Too Late For Real Money In A World, Distracted http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/not-too-late-real-money-world-distracted-15757 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The banks, enabled by the bureaucracy create devastating economic and social policies abroad and at home. Hope calls for an uprising... as the banks maintain a desperate margined grip on the perception of real money...for now held captive by the greatest risk to the current fiat experiment. Get real before it&#039;s gone. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, July 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;"><em>It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.</em>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<strong>Henry Ford</strong></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/not-too-late-real-money-world-distracted-15757" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:14:20 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15757 at http://www.silverseek.com Systemic Failure, in One Headline http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/systemic-failure-one-headline-15754 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Tuesday morning, on one of the rare “calm before the storm” days when headlines are thin – and manipulated markets thinner; when frankly, it makes more sense to slow things down than make them more complex. Yes, something dramatic, and market moving, could occur by the time I finish writing – but for now, I’m going to be a bit more “big picture,” and a bit less headline-specific; which is quite ironic, given that today’s principal topic refers to a single, ominous headline. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, July 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Tuesday morning, on one of the rare “calm before the storm” days when headlines are thin – and manipulated markets thinner; when frankly, it makes more sense to slow things down than make them more complex. Yes, something dramatic, and market moving, could occur by the time I finish writing – but for now, I’m going to be a bit more “big picture,” and a bit less headline-specific; which is quite ironic, given that today’s principal topic refers to a single, ominous headline.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/systemic-failure-one-headline-15754" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:28:19 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15754 at http://www.silverseek.com CONDITION RED: Important Silver Threshold Line Broken… What Next?? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/condition-red-important-silver-threshold-line-broken%E2%80%A6-what-next-15751 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At some point, the Commercials may finally experience the SHORT SQUEEZE from hell as they will have to buy back their underwater positions as the price of silver surges higher. This will cause an even more dramatic move higher in the silver price as the Commercials try to exit a bad trade. That being said, the Commercials have controlled the silver price and market with their record short net positions in the past. But, there is always a FIRST TIME for everything. While I only look at these short-term trends for amusement, the mid to long term fundamentals point to a silver price that is considerably higher than it is today. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The important silver threshold line was broken briefly last week and continues to bump up against it in early trading today.&nbsp; If the silver price closes above this threshold line by a significant margin, it could mean big trouble for the bullion banks who hold record silver short contracts.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/condition-red-important-silver-threshold-line-broken%E2%80%A6-what-next-15751" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 03:01:40 +0000 SRSrocco 15751 at http://www.silverseek.com The Big Silver Long - What Gives? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/big-silver-long-what-gives-15746 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Control the price of anything and you get control of the story. The U.S. Commodities Future Exchange (COMEX), a subsidiary of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), is central to price discovery – and nothing else can compete. Price action on the big silver ETF, SLV does not (yet!) factor into a price that begins and ends with a trading structure that is rigged to the tune of a few traders who dominate one side of the trade. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, July 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">As Chris Powell of <a href="http://www.gata.org/"><span style="color: #000000;">GATA </span></a>made famous: <em><strong>"Price action makes market commentary".</strong></em> </span></p><p><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Control the price of anything and you get control of the story. The U.S. Commodities Future Exchange (COMEX), a subsidiary of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), is central to price discovery – and nothing else can compete.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/big-silver-long-what-gives-15746" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 01:13:49 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15746 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update - Set To React http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-set-react-15745 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On its short-term 3-month chart we can see that, after rising sharply late last month, a sizeable bearish “shooting star” appeared on the chart on heavy turnover at the start of this month, at a time when silver was critically overbought, which indicates a high probability that silver will react back soon. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, July 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The long-term outlook for silver is very positive indeed, but over the short to medium-term it looks set to react. </span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"> On its short-term 3-month chart we can see that, after rising sharply late last month, a sizeable bearish “shooting star” appeared on the chart on heavy turnover at the start of this month, at a time when silver was critically overbought, which indicates a high probability that silver will react back soon. </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-set-react-15745" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 01:07:11 +0000 Clive Maund 15745 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices - The Rise and Fall of the Specs With No Clothes http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-rise-and-fall-specs-no-clothes-15744 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The mainstream financial media, as well as some retail investors, have awakened to the surge in the price of silver, relative to just about everything else in 2016. And while this rally feels different, are we there yet? Or are we close to the point where COMEX doesn&#039;t matter as far as price discovery is concerned? I realize the question always comes down to if not now, then when? But “how?” is a close second. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, July 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: start;"><span style="font-size: small; background-color: initial; color: #000000;">The mainstream financial media, as well as some retail investors, have awakened to the surge in the price of silver, relative to just about everything else in 2016.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="text-align: start;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">And while this rally feels different, are we there yet? Or are we close to the point where COMEX doesn't matter as far as price discovery is concerned?</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-rise-and-fall-specs-no-clothes-15744" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 01:32:48 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15744 at http://www.silverseek.com Custer’s – Er, The Gold Cartel’s – Last Stand, is a Rout! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/custer%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%93-er-gold-cartel%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%93-last-stand-rout-15743 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I rarely write on Fridays, but here I am Friday afternoon, writing my second article of the day. The first, discussing how today’s LOL, “jobs” report permanently destroyed the BLS’s credibility. The reason being, that for the first time in my 14½ years in this sector, I believe the Cartel’s demise is imminent. As in, I would be shocked if they survive July. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I rarely write on Fridays, but here I am Friday afternoon, writing my second article of the day.&nbsp; The <a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-most-important-jobs-report-ever-permanently-destroys-bls-credibility"><span style="color: #000000;">first</span></a>, discussing how today’s LOL, “jobs” report permanently destroyed the BLS’s credibility.&nbsp; The reason being, that for the first time in my 14½ years in this sector, I believe the Cartel’s demise is imminent.&nbsp; As in, I would be shocked if they survive July.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/custer%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%93-er-gold-cartel%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%93-last-stand-rout-15743" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 09 Jul 2016 01:47:32 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15743 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - July 8, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-8-2016-15741 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - July 8, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-8-2016-15741" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:12:23 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15741 at http://www.silverseek.com The Biggest Financial Iceberg In History - Is Dead Ahead http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/biggest-financial-iceberg-history-dead-ahead-15737 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you didn’t listen to the “Emergency Audioblog” I scripted Tuesday night, on essentially zero hours of sleep; or my powerful podcast with Kerry Lutz 12 hours later; you’re in for a treat. As today, you will get my streaming consciousness in full force, given my staunch belief that, per the title of said Audioblog – and podcast – the END GAME, of the powers that be’s’ control over financial markets; and history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme; has arrived. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">If you didn’t listen to the “Emergency Audioblog” I scripted Tuesday night, on essentially zero hours of sleep; or my powerful podcast with Kerry Lutz 12 hours later; you’re in for a treat. As today, you will get my streaming consciousness in full force, given my staunch belief that, per the title of said Audioblog – and podcast – the END GAME, of the powers that be’s’ control over financial markets; and history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme; has arrived.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/biggest-financial-iceberg-history-dead-ahead-15737" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:47:22 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15737 at http://www.silverseek.com Turning of the Tide? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/turning-tide-15736 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The price fireworks over the July 4 holiday, particularly in silver, were met with an outpouring of commentary and renewed interest. Not only have precious metals prices soared to levels not seen in a couple of years, it’s hard for me to recall a time with more input from different voices. It’s also hard to believe that it was only six months ago that gold and silver were locked in nearly the opposite situation. So the obvious questions are what happened and, more importantly, what is likely to occur from here? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/turning-tide-15736" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:08:06 +0000 Theodore Butler 15736 at http://www.silverseek.com Get Gold At $356 Per Oz By Buying Silver Today http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/get-gold-356-oz-buying-silver-today-15735 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gold is currently trading at around $1 370 an ounce. I like gold, but for me that is too expensive, even although I think it will increase significantly over the next couple of years. Why do I think it is too expensive? Because I think there is a way of getting it at the equivalent of $345 an ounce, by buying silver instead. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Gold is currently trading at around $1 370 an ounce. I like gold, but for me that is too expensive, even although I think it will increase significantly over the next couple of years.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Why do I think it is too expensive? Because I think there is a way of getting it at the equivalent of $345 an ounce, by buying silver instead.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> Hubert Moolman </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/get-gold-356-oz-buying-silver-today-15735" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:23:53 +0000 admin 15735 at http://www.silverseek.com Americans & Canadians Face Silver Shortages As The Investment Deficit Surges http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/americans-canadians-face-silver-shortages-investment-deficit-surges-15728 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Americans and Canadians will likely face silver shortages in the future as investment demand continues to surge higher. This will come at time as the silver price skyrockets, thus making it even harder for investors to acquire physical metal. The U.S. and Royal Canadian Mints produce most of the Official Silver coins in the world. In 2015, the combined total of Silver Eagles and Maples sales equaled 81.3 million ounces (Moz). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, July 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Americans and Canadians will likely face silver shortages in the future as investment demand continues to surge higher.&nbsp; This will come at time as the silver price skyrockets, thus making it even harder for investors to acquire physical metal.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/americans-canadians-face-silver-shortages-investment-deficit-surges-15728" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 01:52:20 +0000 SRSrocco 15728 at http://www.silverseek.com The Imminent Arrival of QE to Infinity, and Hyperinflation, Has Arrived http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/imminent-arrival-qe-infinity-and-hyperinflation-has-arrived-15722 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s 1:00 AM Saturday morning, and I’m writing this article with limited lighting and just a few hours of sleep. Unfortunately, Giselle’s inability to settle down amidst lightning and thunderstorms has caused me to wake up – and consequently, I figured I’d pen a few thoughts about this week’s historic events – particularly in the Precious Metal markets. And doggone it, “take a bow” for having been so dead on about this year’s events! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #000000;">THE IMMINENT ARRIVAL OF QE TO INFINITY, AND HYPERINFLATION, HAS ARRIVED</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/imminent-arrival-qe-infinity-and-hyperinflation-has-arrived-15722" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 16:16:25 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15722 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver: Independence Day Breakout http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-independence-day-breakout-15721 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The spot prices scream loud. The Silver breakout will be one to behold in the history books. Silver has broken the shackles of the vile banker cabal. Silver has begun its historic run-up. Silver will capture the world&#039;s attention. The equivalent of the 1980 Hunt Brothers breakout in today&#039;s terms would be $200 per oz. The fundamentals for Silver look better than almost every commodity on earth. Silver has declared independence from the control rooms and their paper gimmicks. The Silver imbalance is monstrous. Gold has broken the gates down with the British Exit vote, pushing its price over the tough stubborn $1300 resistance line. In the following days it has been adding to its gains. But Silver has emerged amidst the political smoke and deceptive din to ride hard through the gate. Silver is on a rampage, and has begun to make the news headlines. Silver has chosen July Fourth as the day to declare INDEPENDENCE from fiat paper money. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" align="center"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;"> <img src="http://goldseek.com/news/GoldenJackass/2016/7-4jw/image001.jpg" alt="http://goldseek.com/news/GoldenJackass/2016/7-4jw/image001.jpg" /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-independence-day-breakout-15721" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 21:00:44 +0000 Jim Willie 15721 at http://www.silverseek.com WATCH OUT If Silver Breaks Through This Threshold Next Week http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/watch-out-if-silver-breaks-through-threshold-next-week-15718 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What is important to notice in the chart is the 50 MA (BLUE LINE). Once the silver price fell below the 50 MA at the beginning of 2013, it continued to decline over the next three years. However, as the price of gold and silver started to rise in the beginning of 2016 and surge even higher after the BREXIT vote last week, silver is only $0.75 away from breaking through the 50 MA (BLUE LINE). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, July 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The huge Silver Rally this week took a lot of precious metals investors by surprise.&nbsp; The silver price surged 15% since the BREXIT vote results last Friday.&nbsp; Silver began trading at $17.25 last Friday and closed at $19.76 today.&nbsp; Gold also performed very well by increasing 7%.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/watch-out-if-silver-breaks-through-threshold-next-week-15718" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 02 Jul 2016 20:57:22 +0000 SRSrocco 15718 at http://www.silverseek.com Brexit And Silver Update http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/brexit-and-silver-update-15717 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One week on from the United Kingdom shocking the world by voting to leave the European Union, one would be not be lacking in predictions of doom and gloom across the political and economic board. As one who voted to leave the nascent European Superstate, the oft (mis)quoted words of Benjamin Franklin came to mind when he suggested that those who trade liberty for security deserve neither. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;">One week on from the United Kingdom shocking the world by voting to leave the European Union, one would be not be lacking in predictions of doom and gloom across the political and economic board. As one who voted to leave the nascent European Superstate, the oft (mis)quoted words of Benjamin Franklin came to mind when he suggested that those who trade liberty for security deserve neither. </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/brexit-and-silver-update-15717" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 22:32:37 +0000 Roland Watson 15717 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - July 1, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-1-2016-15715 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - July 1, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-1-2016-15715" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:12:32 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15715 at http://www.silverseek.com Hi-Ho, Silver Aw-a-a-a-ay! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hi-ho-silver-aw-ay-15714 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hi-ho-silver-aw-ay-15714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:23:48 +0000 Rick Ackerman 15714 at http://www.silverseek.com Making The Case For $12,000 Gold And $360 Silver http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/making-case-12000-gold-and-360-silver-15710 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Global Financial Assets are more inflated and propped up than ever. According to the most recent figures published by The City UK Fund Report, total Global Conventional Assets under management topped $105 trillion in 2014. That’s one hell of a lot of future PAPER CLAIMS. Unfortunately for most investors, the majority of these supposed assets will evaporate into thin air from where-ith they came. Bubbles were designed for children to make and play with… not meant for adults to use in the financial industry. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, June 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Global Financial Assets are more inflated and propped up than ever.&nbsp; According to the most recent figures published by The City UK Fund Report, total Global Conventional Assets under management topped $105 trillion in 2014.&nbsp; That’s one hell of a lot of future PAPER CLAIMS.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/making-case-12000-gold-and-360-silver-15710" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 01:52:23 +0000 SRSrocco 15710 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Bulls, Beware! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-bulls-beware-15709 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> By popular request, I’ve added Comex Silver to the list of touts tonight — and not a moment too soon, evidently, since the September contract is closing fast on a 19.010 target that looks capable of putting the kibosh on the rally, at least for a short while. A marginally higher target at 19.210 would be in play if the lower number is exceeded by more than 2-3 cents. Either way, Silver’s parabolic rise since early June is due for a rest, so we should pay heed to the technical signs. Aggressive play calls for shorting at either of these Hidden Pivots, but I would strongly suggest that you use ‘camouflage’ to initiate the trade, since even a few ticks of adversity in this vehicle can be expensive. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, June 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Silver-rally-nears-tough-obstacle1.jpg"><img src="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Silver-rally-nears-tough-obstacle1.jpg" width="565" height="329" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-bulls-beware-15709" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 01:45:23 +0000 Rick Ackerman 15709 at http://www.silverseek.com The “Lehman of Europe” Is Now The "World's Most Systematically Dangerous Bank" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/%E2%80%9Clehman-europe%E2%80%9D-now-worlds-most-systematically-dangerous-bank-15707 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s now “BrExit plus seven” – and with the long holiday weekend approaching (albeit, not in the UK, which decidedly does NOT celebrate “Independence Day”), the powers that be are running out of time to “control” the carnage they created. As trust me, given the collateral damage emerging from all imaginable political, economic, and monetary corners, NO ONE will want to “go long” Friday afternoon. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, June 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s now “BrExit plus seven” – and with the long holiday weekend approaching (albeit, not in the UK, which decidedly does NOT celebrate “Independence Day”), the powers that be are running out of time to “control” the carnage they created. As trust me, given the collateral damage emerging from all imaginable political, economic, and monetary corners, NO ONE will want to “go long” Friday afternoon.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/%E2%80%9Clehman-europe%E2%80%9D-now-worlds-most-systematically-dangerous-bank-15707" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:22:58 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15707 at http://www.silverseek.com Spread The Word - Gold Cartel In Deep, Deep Trouble! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/spread-word-gold-cartel-deep-deep-trouble-15704 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, I know “they” have found ways to escape their destiny time and again over the years. Thus, inertia tells us to be wary; and in many cases, to continue paying attention to clueless “technicians” that prognosticate negativity and peddle fear, to the point that they often prevent you from protecting yourself from what we all know is coming. That said, I can count on two hands the amount of people on the planet that have studied gold and silver manipulation as much as myself. And from that analysis, spanning every trading day of the past 14+ years, everything I have come to know tells me the most sinister Precious Metal suppression scheme in history is on its very, very last legs. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, June 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Before I get to today’s highly provocative topic – so much so, many of you are likely “fast forwarding” to it – I’d like to address several equally important issues. Starting with a polite criticism of an economist I deeply respect; who, incredibly, doesn’t believe BrExit is a material issue.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/spread-word-gold-cartel-deep-deep-trouble-15704" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:33:57 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15704 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Wildcats Part 4 - A Murder of Crows http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-wildcats-part-4-murder-crows-15701 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As fear trumps politics, the stampede will commence. Derivative defaults will spread blot out the financial landscape like a murder of crows. In a brief moment, precious metals prices will pass through their fundamental price equilibria on their way to unimagined levels, while re-asserting themselves as the ultimate value measuring sticks. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, June 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: 15px;">As fear trumps politics, the stampede will commence.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 15px;"> <br /></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 15px; color: #000000;">Derivative defaults will spread blot out the financial landscape like a murder of crows.&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-wildcats-part-4-murder-crows-15701" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:48:07 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15701 at http://www.silverseek.com Brexit, The Ultimate Money Printing Scapegoat, Is Already Being Capitalized On! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/brexit-ultimate-money-printing-scapegoat-already-being-capitalized-15700 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Consider that “Sir” Alan Greenspan, the undisputed architect of what David Stockman deems the Bubble Finance era, played a bigger role in initiating the flood of fiat currency drowning the world than all other Central bankers combined. Sure, Helicopter Ben, Whirlybird Janet, Mario Draghi, Shinzo Abe and others compounded his failures; but only because, by nature, Ponzi schemes must grow larger to survive. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, June 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Consider that “Sir” Alan Greenspan, the undisputed architect of what David Stockman deems the Bubble Finance era, played a bigger role in initiating the flood of fiat currency drowning the world than all other Central bankers combined. Sure, Helicopter Ben, Whirlybird Janet, Mario Draghi, Shinzo Abe and others compounded his failures; but only because, by nature, Ponzi schemes <em>must </em>grow larger to survive.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/brexit-ultimate-money-printing-scapegoat-already-being-capitalized-15700" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:05:57 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15700 at http://www.silverseek.com Europe Will Collapse First, "Everything Else" Will Follow http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/europe-will-collapse-first-everything-else-will-follow-15696 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 150 or so people attending Miles Franklin’s “Q&amp;A Rap Session” in Chicago Friday night saw me, working on 2½ hours of sleep, get choked up when describing the importance of BrExit; which last month, I deemed “the most important – and Precious Metals bullish – election in history.” And not just because in my view, it was history’s most globally relevant act of political defiance – in that 7.3 billion people will all be affected by the votes of a mere 30 million; but that it was done despite a manically intense “anti-leave” propaganda and market manipulation campaign. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, June 27th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The 150 or so people attending Miles Franklin’s “Q&amp;A Rap Session” in Chicago Friday night saw me, working on 2½ hours of sleep, get choked up when describing the importance of BrExit; which last month, I deemed “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-most-important-and-precious-metal-bullish-vote-in-history"><span style="color: #000000;">the most important – and Precious Metals bullish – election in history</span></a>.” And not just because in my view, it was history’s most <em>globally </em>relevant act of political defiance – in that 7.3 billion peopl</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/europe-will-collapse-first-everything-else-will-follow-15696" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:18:36 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15696 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Price Forecast: Major Debt and Dow Collapse Will Set Ideal Conditions For Final Blow-Off Silver Rally http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-forecast-major-debt-and-dow-collapse-will-set-ideal-conditions-final-blow-si <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver Price forecast 2017/2016 The current silver bull market is similar to the bull market of the 70s in many ways. Despite the similarities, silver will ultimately perform much better than during the 70s. One of the big reasons for this is the fact that debt levels are so much higher today, than during the 70s. Not only are debt levels higher on an absolute basis, but also on a relative basis. For example, Total Us Debt as a Percentage of GDP is about 360% today, whereas, in the 70s it was around 150%. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, June 27th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Silver Price forecast 2017/2016</strong></span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">The current silver bull market is similar to the bull market of the 70s in many ways. Despite the similarities, silver will ultimately perform much better than during the 70s.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> Hubert Moolman </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-forecast-major-debt-and-dow-collapse-will-set-ideal-conditions-final-blow-si" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:16:17 +0000 admin 15695 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Wildcats - Part 3 - Futures Price And Fictional Data http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-wildcats-part-3-futures-price-and-fictional-data-15693 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If the source is corrupt, the data must be as well. The nature of counterintuitive silver price action, secondary to ongoing, and blatant price manipulation lends itself to the swirling dreams of conspiracy and encourage those who choose to ignore the trail of bodies left behind by the powers that be. Whether it’s daily volume, open interest, or warehouse data released by the CME… Or the dry, granular electronic schedules submitted by the largest traders and compiled by the CFTC for public consumption - the Weekly CoT Report. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, June 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 15px; color: #000000;"><span style="background-color: initial;">If the source is corrupt, the data must be as well.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 15px; color: #000000;">The nature of counterintuitive silver price action, secondary to ongoing, and blatant price manipulation lends itself to the swirling dreams of conspiracy and encourage those who choose to ignore the trail of bodies left behind by the powers that be.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-wildcats-part-3-futures-price-and-fictional-data-15693" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:11:29 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15693 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - June 24, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-june-24-2016-15691 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - June 24, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" align="center">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-june-24-2016-15691" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:12:42 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15691 at http://www.silverseek.com Historic Brexit Vote Marks Commencement of the End Game – Of Global Currency Collapse; The Demise of the European Union; And Imminently, The Gold Cartel Itself http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/historic-brexit-vote-marks-commencement-end-game-%E2%80%93-global-currency-collapse-demise-europe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s 1:30 AM MST on Friday, June 24th; i.e., the most important day in global financial history. I only slept for two hours; from which, I was awoken by a client - for the first time in five years at Miles Franklin - wanting to buy gold NOW. The reason, of course, is that what I have vehemently predicted for weeks has come true, despite unrelenting propaganda otherwise. Not to mention, pervasive PM community belief that &quot;they&quot; won&#039;t let it happen; because, as Josef Stalin once famously said, &quot;it&#039;s not who votes, but who counts the votes that matter.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif';"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">It's 1:30 AM MST on Friday, June 24<sup>th</sup>; i.e., the most important day in global financial history. I only slept for two hours; from which, I was awoken by a client - for the first time in five years at Miles Franklin - wanting to buy gold NOW.</span></span></span></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/historic-brexit-vote-marks-commencement-end-game-%E2%80%93-global-currency-collapse-demise-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:10:16 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15690 at http://www.silverseek.com COMEX Registered Silver Now More Leveraged Than Gold http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/comex-registered-silver-now-more-leveraged-gold-15688 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While the world awaits the BREXIT vote, the COMEX Registered Silver Inventories reached a new record as it pertains to leverage. Matter-a-fact, the number of owners per ounce of Registered Silver is higher than gold. In the beginning of the year, COMEX Gold Registered inventory owners per ounce spiked to over 500 to 1. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, June 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">While the world awaits the BREXIT vote, the COMEX Registered Silver Inventories reached a new record as it pertains to leverage.&nbsp; Matter-a-fact, the number of owners per ounce of Registered Silver is higher than gold.&nbsp; In the beginning of the year, COMEX Gold Registered inventory owners per ounce spiked to over 500 to 1.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/comex-registered-silver-now-more-leveraged-gold-15688" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:31:22 +0000 SRSrocco 15688 at http://www.silverseek.com GoldSeek Radio Nugget: Jeffrey Nichols http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/goldseek-radio-nugget-jeffrey-nichols-15686 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeffrey Nichols of Rosland Capital, returns to the show with his latest insights on the precious metals sector - gold could top $2,000 possibly in 2016 or 2017. Our guest notes that the founders of this nation: Washington, Franklin, Madison and Jefferson etc., were &quot;Gold Bugs.&quot; A new gold bull market could lift silver and related shares to record levels. As the smart money like billionaires Jim Rogers / George Soros accumulate gold, tightening supply, demand conditions could boost the prospects of silver. The world&#039;s most useful metal could regain the more traditional gold to silver ratio, perhaps returning to the natural mineral ratio of 10 : 1, sending the silver price north of triple digits. Escalating investment demand from China and India as well as global central bank purchases remains a positive. Their tendency to hold the metals intergenerationally, suggests supply will continue to dwindle, amid increasing demand. Gold and silver offer an exceptional and free insurance policy, without monthly premiums or an expiration date. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, June 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xUIjdbddP4I" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p align="center"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>To download the free mp3 file: </em><a href="http://radio.goldseek.com/nuggets/nichols.06.22.16.mp3"><span style="color: #000000;"><em><strong>click here</strong> </em></span></a></span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> Chris Waltzek </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/goldseek-radio-nugget-jeffrey-nichols-15686" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:17:12 +0000 admin 15686 at http://www.silverseek.com Brexit and Silver http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/brexit-and-silver-15684 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If it escaped your notice, there is the small matter of British citizens voting on whether to leave or remain within the European Union on the 23rd June. Being a British citizen (or is that a British subject), I have a vote to cast which requires some thought. However, one other thought is the effect a “Brexit” would have on silver as measured in Pounds Sterling. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, June 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;">If it escaped your notice, there is the small matter of British citizens voting on whether to leave or remain within the European Union on the 23<sup>rd</sup> June. Being a British citizen (or is that a British subject), I have a vote to cast which requires some thought. However, one other thought is the effect a “Brexit” would have on silver as measured in Pounds Sterling.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/brexit-and-silver-15684" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 01:50:17 +0000 Roland Watson 15684 at http://www.silverseek.com My Final Pre-Brexit Thoughts http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/my-final-pre-brexit-thoughts-15682 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Wednesday morning, the day before what could – but as of now, is not expected to be – the most violently anti-establishment election in global history. Which, if it in fact comes to pass, will shake up the global political, social, and monetary order like nothing ever before it. Amidst a sea of propaganda (like the “importance” of Jo Cox’s murder); lies; and market manipulation, there’s no telling what Britons will actually do – particularly as seemingly each hour, new statistically insignificant polls claim dramatic changes in “sentiment.” Moreover, the Ladbroke’s “odds” of a BrExit vote have been longshots. However, the amount of money “bet” on the event is infinitesimal; and thus, could be easily “altered” by those trying to influence sentiment. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, June 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Wednesday morning, the day before what could – but as of now, is not expected to be – the most violently anti-establishment election in global history. Which, if it in fact comes to pass, will shake up the global political, social, and <em>monetary </em>order like nothing ever before it.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/my-final-pre-brexit-thoughts-15682" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:29:06 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15682 at http://www.silverseek.com When Will The Biggest Bubble Of All Burst? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/when-will-biggest-bubble-all-burst-15678 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early – very early – Tuesday morning, and it’s one of those rare days when I don’t have something completely urgent, and compelling, to speak of. Don’t get me wrong, the financial world is chock full of urgent, compelling topics. However, at this rare snapshot in time; five hours before Janet Yellen’s semi-annual “Humphrey-Hawkins” Congressional testimony; two days before the BrExit referendum; three days before the COMEX “Commercials” report if they’ve made any progress in covering the all-time high naked short positions that threaten to imminently destroy them; and five days before Spanish Parliamentary elections; we’re stuck in a temporary financial market “time warp,” in which all markets are on manipulative lock down. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, June 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early – very early – Tuesday morning, and it’s one of those rare days when I don’t have something completely urgent, and compelling, to speak of. Don’t get me wrong, the financial world is chock full of urgent, compelling topics.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/when-will-biggest-bubble-all-burst-15678" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:28:21 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15678 at http://www.silverseek.com Americans Are Now The Top Silver Investors In The World http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/americans-are-now-top-silver-investors-world-15677 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to the figures in the 2016 World Silver Survey, Americans now lead the world in physical silver investment. This is quite an interesting change as India has been the number one market for silver bar demand in the past. For example, Indians purchased more than 100 million oz (Moz) of silver bar in 2008 of the approximate world total of 125 Moz. However, silver bar demand is only one segment of total global physical silver investment. There is also Official Coin demand. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, June 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">According to the figures in the 2016 World Silver Survey, Americans now lead the world in physical silver investment.&nbsp; This is quite an interesting change as India has been the number one market for silver bar demand in the past.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">For example, Indians purchased more than 100 million oz (Moz) of silver bar in 2008 of the approximate world total of 125 Moz.&nbsp; However, silver bar demand is only one segment of total global physical silver investment.&nbsp; There is also Official Coin demand.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/americans-are-now-top-silver-investors-world-15677" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:59:06 +0000 SRSrocco 15677 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Wildcats Part 2 — Concentrated Cohorts and Long Corners http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-wildcats-part-2-%E2%80%94-concentrated-cohorts-and-long-corners-15675 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For now, much of the world, including many ‘prominent newsletter authorities’ - and in addition to the mainstream media and the CFTC - ‘pretend’ like there is nothing to see here. The collective whistling past the graveyard while one entity (government sponsored directly or not) has maintained an extremely concentrated short position, while more than likely accumulating one of the largest physical stockpiles of silver on earth. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, June 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: 15px;"><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-wildcats-and-day-futures-died-part-1-15665"><span style="color: #000000;">In part 1</span></a><a href="http://www.silver-coin-investor.com/Silver-Wildcats-And-The-Day-Futures-Died-1.html"><span style="color: #000000;"></span></a> of this series I floated the idea that in addition to buying up 150 million ounces (30k COMEX contracts) of American Silver Eagles and Canadian Maple Leafs (as </span><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hidden-full-view-15617"><span style="fon</a></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-wildcats-part-2-%E2%80%94-concentrated-cohorts-and-long-corners-15675" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:00:27 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15675 at http://www.silverseek.com Anti BrExit Propaganda, Market Manipulation At Epic Levels - But Regarding Precious Metals, Who Cares? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/anti-brexit-propaganda-market-manipulation-epic-levels-regarding-precious-metals-who-care <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two weekends ago, I wrote that the world had changed – and thus, the time to protect oneself – both financially and otherwise – had become more urgent than ever. And not just here in the Secular States of America – where people don’t realize, or for that matter care, how dire the plight of the world’s other 7.2 billion people are is – but everywhere, given the unprecedented political, economic, and monetary ruin overtaking them like a tsunami. So many terrifying changes are occurring – as symbolized by Rio DeJaneiro declaring a state of emergency two months before the Olympics – it’s becoming difficult to keep up with. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, June 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Two weekends ago, I wrote that <a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-end-game-started-this-weekend-protect-yourself-now"><span style="color: #000000;">the world had changed</span></a> – and thus, the time to protect oneself – both financially and otherwise – had become more urgent than ever.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/anti-brexit-propaganda-market-manipulation-epic-levels-regarding-precious-metals-who-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:53:04 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15674 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Price Forecast: The Dow/Silver Ratio Signals All-Time High Silver Prices http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-forecast-dowsilver-ratio-signals-all-time-high-silver-prices-15669 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver Price Forecast: The Dow/Silver Ratio Signals All-Time High Silver Prices I have written extensively about the relationship between the Dow and silver prices. One of the points I have emphasized, is the fact that Dow peaks are often followed by silver rallies. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, June 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Silver Price Forecast: The Dow/Silver Ratio Signals All-Time High Silver Prices</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">I have written extensively about the relationship between the Dow and silver prices. One of the points I have emphasized, is the fact that Dow peaks are often followed by silver rallies.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Given the above, its natural that the Dow/Silver ratio is also an important indicator for future silver prices. One example of this, I deal with in my silver fractal analysis report:</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> Hubert Moolman </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-forecast-dowsilver-ratio-signals-all-time-high-silver-prices-15669" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 22:37:35 +0000 admin 15669 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update: short to medium-term top http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-short-medium-term-top-15668 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Both silver’s price action and its latest COTs suggest that it has just put in a short to medium-term top, a view which is reinforced by what we are seeing in gold, where COTs just hit a record extreme. Long-term the outlook for both gold and silver remains very bright, due to the eventual demise of the current fiat money system, which now out of control and in its terminal phase. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, June 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Both silver’s price action and its latest COTs suggest that it has just put in a short to medium-term top, a view which is reinforced by what we are seeing in gold, where COTs just hit a record extreme. Long-term the outlook for both gold and silver remains very bright, due to the eventual demise of the current fiat money system, which now out of control and in its terminal phase.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-short-medium-term-top-15668" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 20:25:50 +0000 Clive Maund 15668 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - June 17, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-june-17-2016-15666 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - June 17, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-june-17-2016-15666" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:12:51 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15666 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Wildcats - And The Day Futures Died - Part 1 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-wildcats-and-day-futures-died-part-1-15665 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today the ‘self-regulated’, for-profit behemoth enables the mechanisms and tactics of price manipulation across the market landcape: spoofing, layering, front-running, banging the close, to name but a few of the most visible. Because the largest sellers of COMEX (owned by the CME) Silver are essentially, the only sellers of silver on the exchange, their departure will undoubtedly come with systemically felt disorder as price re-adjusts. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <h3><span style="color: #000000;">From Legends to Bankers</span></h3><div class="ImageBlock ImageBlockRight"><span style="color: #000000;"><img src="http://www.silver-coin-investor.com/images/163xNxtiger-1022861_1920.png.pagespeed.ic.2Vs3Wz2EMf.png" width="163" data-pin-media="http://www.silver-coin-investor.com/images/tiger-1022861_1920.png" /></span></div><p><span style="font-size: 15px; color: #000000;"><br />Yes, there has always been price manipulation.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 15px; color: #000000;">There will always be price manipulation.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-wildcats-and-day-futures-died-part-1-15665" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:24:49 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15665 at http://www.silverseek.com "Emergency" Article - The Dumbest, Most Desperate Manipulation Excuse Ever http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/emergency-article-dumbest-most-desperate-manipulation-excuse-ever-15663 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s 3:00 AM MST Friday morning, and I had ZERO intention of writing an article today – having just published my must listen “Central banks are dead, and here’s the real end game” audioblog less than 24 hours ago. However, given that I received more emails from frustrated readers yesterday, following the most egregious Cartel raid of the past 15 years, I thought I’d put this together to assuage your fears – and let you know all’s well in the historic PM bull market, that is still in the first inning of what will ultimately be an unprecedentedly long, extra-inning game. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s 3:00 AM MST Friday morning, and I had ZERO intention of writing an article today – having just published my must listen “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/audioblog-150-its-official-central-banks-are-dead-and-heres-the-real-end-game"><span style="color: #000000;">Central banks are dead, and here’s the <em>real </em>end game</span></a>” audioblog less than 24 hours ago.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/emergency-article-dumbest-most-desperate-manipulation-excuse-ever-15663" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:12:50 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15663 at http://www.silverseek.com What Happens When Big Money Moves Into Silver? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/what-happens-when-big-money-moves-silver-15655 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The event that will transform the Silver Market is when BIG MONEY finally moves into the sector in a BIG WAY. Even though the precious metals prices experienced new highs in 2011, this was due to only a small fraction of investor demand. The overwhelming majority of investors were still in playing in the Stock, Bond and Real Estate Markets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, June 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The event that will transform the Silver Market is when BIG MONEY finally moves into the sector in a BIG WAY.&nbsp; Even though the precious metals prices experienced new highs in 2011, this was due to only a small fraction of investor demand.&nbsp; The overwhelming majority of investors were still in playing in the Stock, Bond and Real Estate Markets.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/what-happens-when-big-money-moves-silver-15655" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 01:16:15 +0000 SRSrocco 15655 at http://www.silverseek.com Is It The Cartel's "Zero Hour?" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/it-cartels-zero-hour-15653 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unquestionably, Jim Rickards is one of the most interesting, and enigmatic, people in the Precious Metals universe. He first came “onto the scene” as the general counsel for the infamous hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management (talk about an oxymoron); at which, he negotiated the 1998 “bailout” that, in some ways, marked the beginning of the end of the Alan Greenspan fueled dot.com bubble. According to GATA, the most honest, and knowledgeable people on the topic of gold manipulation, “LTCM” was massively short gold at the time of its collapse; and thus, said bailout was one of the modern gold Cartel’s’ first official actions. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, June 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Unquestionably, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Rickards"><span style="color: #000000;">Jim Rickards</span></a> is one of the most interesting, and enigmatic, people in the Precious Metals universe. He first came “onto the scene” as the general counsel for the infamous hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management (talk about an oxymoron); at which, he negotiated the 1998 “bailout” that, in some ways, marked the beginning of the end of the Alan Greenspan fueled dot.com bubble.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/it-cartels-zero-hour-15653" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:06:16 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15653 at http://www.silverseek.com The "Lehman of Europe" On The Verge of Collapse http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/lehman-europe-verge-collapse-15648 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Four months ago, amidst the U.S. stock markets’ worst – and Precious Metals’ best – ever start to a year, I opined that a swirling confluence of devastating political, economic, and monetary events made it unlikely the world would escape 2016 without a catastrophic financial market event. Fast forward to today, and I feel stronger than ever about this outlook, now that “the powers that be’s” best efforts to manipulate worldwide markets and economic data have fallen flat on their face. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, June 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Four months ago, amidst the U.S. stock markets’ worst – and Precious Metals’ <em>best</em> – ever start to a year, I opined that a swirling confluence of devastating political, economic, and monetary events made it unlikely the world would escape 2016 without a catastrophic financial market event. Fast forward to today, and I feel stronger than ever about this outlook, now that “the powers that be’s” best efforts to manipulate worldwide markets and economic data have fallen flat on their face.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/lehman-europe-verge-collapse-15648" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:01:02 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15648 at http://www.silverseek.com Why Samsung Is Not Buying Silver - REDUX http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/why-samsung-not-buying-silver-redux-15645 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although a desperate need for consolidation exists in the silver mining sector, the capital to do so seems quite hard to come by since miners are typically viewed as risky borrowers by funding banks. This situation creates significant problems for the supply of silver going forward. If a tech company announced a similar joint venture with a silver miner, it would very likely create an industrial panic and see the price of silver push sharply higher. This move could be large enough to break the global financial system, especially if the famously short bullion banks are not as hedged by offsetting transactions in the OTC sector as they claim to be. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, June 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><em><strong>Update (June-2016)</strong></em></span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Actually… that old headline above is not quite accurate.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">However, the implications have not changed - and could be playing out as I write this.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">(Silver, despite bearish COMEX positioning, has broken out of a key moving average and seems to be accelerating…)</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/why-samsung-not-buying-silver-redux-15645" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 19:19:30 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15645 at http://www.silverseek.com U.S. Silver Imports Surge To New Monthly Record http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/us-silver-imports-surge-new-monthly-record-15644 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The amount of silver that flowed into Silver ETF’s &amp; Funds surged to over 30 million oz (Moz) in March. Blackrock’s iShares Silver Trust (SLV ETF) stores its metal in the United States. I spoke with a representative from iShares and they confirmed that metal is stored in the United States. However, there are many other Silver ETF’s &amp; Funds across the globe. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">With leading indicators pointing to a decline in economic activity, U.S. silver imports surged in March. How much did U.S. silver imports increase?&nbsp; They jumped by nearly 20% compared to the previous month.&nbsp; If we take a look at the chart below, we can see how much U.S. silver imports in March increased compared to January and February:</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/us-silver-imports-surge-new-monthly-record-15644" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 02:23:19 +0000 SRSrocco 15644 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - June 10, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-june-10-2016-15642 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - June 10, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-june-10-2016-15642" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:13:55 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15642 at http://www.silverseek.com The Most Insane, Destructive Central Bank Scheme To Date - Started Yesterday http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/most-insane-destructive-central-bank-scheme-date-started-yesterday-15638 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do you know what we haven’t seen for the entirety of the now 16-year bull market in Precious Metals? Other than April 2011, when silver rose roughly a dollar a day in the final stages of its run to $50/oz, that is? Yep, two strong up days in a row – despite the aforementioned bull market, and the strongest imaginable fundamentals. Unlike the “Dow Jones Propaganda Average,” of course. Which despite being, quantitatively speaking, more overvalued than at any time in history, amidst the worst imaginable fundamentals, can rise, via the low volatility “dead ringer” algorithm, for days on end. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, June 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Do you know what we haven’t seen for the entirety of the now 16-year bull market in Precious Metals? Other than April 2011, when silver rose roughly a dollar a day in the final stages of its run to $50/oz, that is? Yep, two strong up days in a row – despite the aforementioned bull market, and the strongest imaginable fundamentals. Unlike the “Dow Jones Propaganda Average,” of course.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/most-insane-destructive-central-bank-scheme-date-started-yesterday-15638" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18:19:54 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15638 at http://www.silverseek.com The Upcoming, Historic Silver Shortage http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/upcoming-historic-silver-shortage-15635 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early Wednesday morning, and I’m all fired up (just wait until I tape my weekly Kerry Lutz podcast an hour from now); as, per the title of the most passionate, vehement Audioblog of the 149 I have taped, May 18th’s “FOMC Minutes Attack” has, in just three weeks time, miserably failed. As not only have gold, silver, and platinum already recouped more than half of their blatantly Cartel-orchestrated “losses,” but the COMEX “commercials” (i.e, the Cartel) barely covered any of their all time high naked short positions, even if they started to, LOL, try. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, June 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Wednesday morning, and I’m all fired up (just wait until I tape my weekly Kerry Lutz podcast an hour from now); as, per the title of the most passionate, vehement Audioblog of the 149 I have taped, May 18<sup>th</sup>’s “FOMC Minutes Attack” has, in just three weeks time, <a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/audioblog-147-the-cartels-pathetically-desperate-fomc-minutes-attack-will-miserably-fail"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>miserably failed</em></span></a>.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/upcoming-historic-silver-shortage-15635" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:45:02 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15635 at http://www.silverseek.com Where to Back Up the Truck in Silver http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/where-back-truck-silver-15634 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> July Silver’s weekly chart shows why bulls should be optimistic. Notice how the A-B ‘booster stage’ of a possible bull market exceeded three prior peaks (see inset), two of them ‘external’, before buyers took a breather. This offers strong evidence that the sell-off from early May’s high near $18 is merely corrective and extremely unlikely to wipe out 2016’s gains. A theoretical ‘buy’ signal would trip at 16.638, and although we can use camouflage to get long there with relatively little risk, my hunch is that Comex Silver is not yet ready for a big leg up to match April’s. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, June 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Powerful-impulse-leg-in-Silver.jpg"><img src="http://www.rickackerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Powerful-impulse-leg-in-Silver.jpg" width="562" height="308" /></a></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/where-back-truck-silver-15634" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 02:32:01 +0000 Rick Ackerman 15634 at http://www.silverseek.com COMEX Registered Silver Owners Per Ounce Jump To Record Leverage http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/comex-registered-silver-owners-ounce-jump-record-leverage-15633 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Something very interesting took place in the COMEX Registered silver inventories last week. There were two very large transfers of silver from the Registered to the Eligible category. What makes these two large withdrawals so interesting is that the Registered silver inventories are now at a record low. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, June 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Something very interesting took place in the COMEX Registered silver inventories last week.&nbsp; There were two very large transfers of silver from the Registered to the Eligible category.&nbsp; What makes these two large withdrawals so interesting is that the Registered silver inventories are now at a record low.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/comex-registered-silver-owners-ounce-jump-record-leverage-15633" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 02:28:00 +0000 SRSrocco 15633 at http://www.silverseek.com Peak Monetary Stupidity (This Will End Sooo Badly) http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/peak-monetary-stupidity-will-end-sooo-badly-15629 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The great – and at times, not so great – thing about aging, is that you get to “study” the nuances of humanity over long periods of time. Yes, technology advances make it seem like humanity is “evolving” – with no better example than the futuristic, utopian societies of, where money no longer exists. However,the reality is – as the French say – plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose. I.e., the more things change, the more they stay the same. Thus, as positive of an impact as technology can have on our lives, the “flip side” is equally negative, in that it “leverages” humanity’s dark side. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, June 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The great – and at times, not so great – thing about aging, is that you get to “study” the nuances of humanity over long periods of time. Yes, <em>technology </em>advances make it seem like humanity is “evolving” – with no better example than the futuristic, utopian societies of, where money no longer exists. However,the reality is – as the French say – <em>plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose</em>. I.e., the more things change, the more they stay the same.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/peak-monetary-stupidity-will-end-sooo-badly-15629" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:02:32 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15629 at http://www.silverseek.com GoldSeek Radio Nugget: David Morgan and Chris Waltzek http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/goldseek-radio-nugget-david-morgan-and-chris-waltzek-15625 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Morgan a.k.a. &quot;The Silver Investor&quot; from the Morgan Report gives a detailed overview of current silver market conditions. Our guest adds must hear information to the Silver Majestic story, where the CEO was contacted by a large electronics manufacturer seeking silver supply. The PMs bottom could be in place, due in part to a slow motion global economic implosion. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, June 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/X11x7dE00LI" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><div align="left"><p><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: medium;"><strong>Summary</strong></span></p></div><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/goldseek-radio-nugget-david-morgan-and-chris-waltzek-15625" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 04 Jun 2016 19:50:46 +0000 David Morgan 15625 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - June 3, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-june-3-2016-15623 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - June 3, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 3rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-june-3-2016-15623" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:13:27 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15623 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Will Move The Most of All The Metals http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-will-move-most-all-metals-15621 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The reason I believe the markets have been manipulated is because Wall Street and the U.S. government have bamboozled Americans as well other governments across the world by funneling their citizens money or funds into paper assets since the 1980’s. This is where the majority of manipulation has taken place. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, June 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The reason I believe the markets have been manipulated is because Wall Street and the&nbsp;U.S. government have bamboozled Americans as well other governments across the world by funneling their citizens money or funds into paper assets since the 1980’s.&nbsp; This is where the majority of manipulation has taken place.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-will-move-most-all-metals-15621" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 02:08:52 +0000 SRSrocco 15621 at http://www.silverseek.com If You Thought "Brexit, The Movie" Was Good... http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/if-you-thought-brexit-movie-was-good-15618 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Thursday morning, and I think I’m going to take a week off from my Audioblog – particularly given the 40-minute, all-topics-included podcast I did with Kerry Lutz yesterday. As for next week, I’ll play it by ear, given that I have a busy podcast schedule as well. To that end, I have a lot to write of today – on this bi-annual OPEC meeting day; in which, UGGGHH!, yet another “production freeze” rumor was circulated yesterday to boost a flagging oil price – which has a ZERO chance of occurring (as validated by the “no action” communique issued as I edit). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, June 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Thursday morning, and I think I’m going to take a week off from my Audioblog – particularly given the 40-minute, all-topics-included podcast I did with Kerry Lutz <a href="http://financialsurvivalnetwork.com/2016/06/andrew-hoffman-bitcoin-breaks-500-whats-next/"><span style="color: #000000;">yesterday</span></a>. As for next week, I’ll play it by ear, given that I have a busy podcast schedule as well.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/if-you-thought-brexit-movie-was-good-15618" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 17:41:15 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15618 at http://www.silverseek.com Hidden in Full View http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hidden-full-view-15617 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After studying the silver market closely for more than three decades, I find it nearly unbelievable that its single most important price factor is widely unknown. Admittedly, the vast majority of the investment world has little interest in silver and that’s unlikely to change any time soon. But underappreciation has its merits in the investment world. After all, silver does have a history of climbing in price higher and faster than just about any other asset and a multitude of factors now point to another massive price move higher ahead. The factors favoring a big move higher revolve around the incredibly small amount of physical silver available for investment as a result of most of the silver produced over the centuries having been used up in industrial applications. That, in combination with the fact that more investment buying power exists today than ever in the history brings to mind the words of the famous silver speculator, Bunker Hunt, “silver is an accident waiting to happen.” Granted, silver also has a history of plunging more than other commodities, but since prices have already declined by 70% from the peak of five years ago, the next big move will, undoubtedly, be up. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, June 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 107%; color: black;">After studying the silver market closely for more than three decades, I find it nearly unbelievable that its single most important price factor is widely unknown. Admittedly, the vast majority of the investment world has little interest in silver and that’s unlikely to change any time soon.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hidden-full-view-15617" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:27:49 +0000 Theodore Butler 15617 at http://www.silverseek.com Long Term Silver Bull Market Signal Falls Into Place http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/long-term-silver-bull-market-signal-falls-place-15615 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As a newsletter writer who keeps an eye on the long term prospects for silver, there are a few indicators I follow which have proven reliable over the years past. When each indicator issues a buy signal in succession, the probability of a long term silver bull market increases and so does my confidence as a precious metals investor. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, June 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;">As a newsletter writer who keeps an eye on the long term prospects for silver, there are a few indicators I follow which have proven reliable over the years past. When each indicator issues a buy signal in succession, the probability of a long term silver bull market increases and so does my confidence as a precious metals investor.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/long-term-silver-bull-market-signal-falls-place-15615" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 22:58:30 +0000 Roland Watson 15615 at http://www.silverseek.com Precious Metals and Bitcoin - Twin Destroyers of the Fiat Regime http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-and-bitcoin-twin-destroyers-fiat-regime-15613 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over the past four years, the Cartel has cast a pall over nearly every holiday “trading” session – by using ultra-thin trading conditions to push paper gold and silver prices lower, whilst 99% of Americans rest and relax. However, this weekend’s shenanigans took the cake – as at one point on Sunday night, I was steeling myself for a special “Memorial Day Massacre” Audioblog. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, May 31st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Over the past four years, the Cartel has cast a pall over nearly every holiday “trading” session – by using ultra-thin trading conditions to push <em>paper </em>gold and silver prices lower, whilst 99% of Americans rest and relax.&nbsp; However, this weekend’s shenanigans took the cake – as at one point on Sunday night, I was steeling myself for a special “Memorial Day Massacre” Audioblog.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-and-bitcoin-twin-destroyers-fiat-regime-15613" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 31 May 2016 17:24:13 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15613 at http://www.silverseek.com Energy and Debt Crisis Point to Much Higher Metals Prices http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/energy-and-debt-crisis-point-much-higher-metals-prices-15612 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It is my privilege now to welcome in Steve St. Angelo of The SRSrocco Report. Steve is an independent researcher and investor who follows the precious metals and energies markets like few others, and has one of the very best content based websites in our entire industry. Steve, welcome back, it&#039;s good to talk to you again. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 27th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="podcast-interview"><p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:view> <w:Zoom>0</w:zoom> <w:TrackMoves/> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:saveifxmlinvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:ignoremixedcontent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:alwaysshowplaceholdertext> <w:DoNotPromoteQF/> <w:LidThemeOther>EN-US</w:lidthemeother> <w:LidThemeAsian>JA</w:lidthemeasian> <w:LidThemeComplexScript>X-NONE</w:lidthemecomplexscript> <w:Compatibility> <w:Bre</w:compatibility></w:donotpromoteqf/></w:validateagainstschemas/></w:punctuationkerning/></w:trackformatting/></w:trackmoves/></w:worddocument></xml></p></div><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/energy-and-debt-crisis-point-much-higher-metals-prices-15612" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 27 May 2016 20:11:10 +0000 SRSrocco 15612 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - May 27, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-may-27-2016-15610 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - May 27, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 27th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-may-27-2016-15610" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 27 May 2016 19:13:21 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15610 at http://www.silverseek.com Bail Out Yourself! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/bail-out-yourself-15605 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Thursday morning, and this will be my last article before the long holiday weekend. That said, there’ll be plenty to “study” over the next four days, care of this link to the entire, nearly three-hour proceedings of last week’s Houston “Q&amp;A Rap Session” with myself and Miles Franklin’s President and Co-Founder, Andy Schectman – hosted by one of the true “good, smart people” in this business, Daniel Ameduri of Future Money Trends. In it, essentially every topic you can imagine is covered – all of it, with no strings attached. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, May 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Thursday morning, and this will be my last article before the long holiday weekend.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/bail-out-yourself-15605" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 26 May 2016 16:34:34 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15605 at http://www.silverseek.com UPDATE: Q1 2016 Canadian Silver Maple Sales Surge To Highest Record Ever http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/update-q1-2016-canadian-silver-maple-sales-surge-highest-record-ever-15603 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Royal Canadian Mint just published its Q1 2016 Report, and the silver bullion coin sales figures were stunning to say the least. Not only did sales of Canadian Silver Maple Leafs surpass its previous record during the third quarter last year, it did so by a wide margin. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, May 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The Royal Canadian Mint just published its Q1 2016 Report, and the silver bullion coin sales figures were stunning to say the least.&nbsp; Not only did sales of Canadian Silver Maple Leafs surpass its previous record during the third quarter last year, it did so by a wide margin.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/update-q1-2016-canadian-silver-maple-sales-surge-highest-record-ever-15603" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 26 May 2016 02:29:39 +0000 SRSrocco 15603 at http://www.silverseek.com Nothing's "Easy" About The Death Of A Global Paradigm http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nothings-easy-about-death-global-paradigm-15601 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today, I’m going to demonstrate, in spades, why the Miles Franklin Blog is such a valuable, FREE resource – and consequently, why “all bullion dealers are not commodities.” I try to do this every day, and this October, will mark my five-year anniversary at Miles Franklin. However, it’s in “times of need” like today – when “the powers that be” are doing their best to prevent you from protecting themselves from the death of the historically destructive monetary paradigm they themselves created – when truth tellers like us are of maximum value. Not to mention, that when purchasing, selling, or storing bullion – as with anything in life – “you get what you pay for.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, May 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Today, I’m going to demonstrate, in spades, why the <em>Miles Franklin Blog </em>is such a valuable, FREE resource – and consequently, why “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/why-precious-metal-bullion-dealers-are-not-commodities"><span style="color: #000000;">all bullion dealers are not commodities</span></a>.” I try to do this every day, and this October, will mark my five-year anniversary at Miles Franklin.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nothings-easy-about-death-global-paradigm-15601" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 25 May 2016 16:50:10 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15601 at http://www.silverseek.com Fresh, Bullish News http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fresh-bullish-news-15599 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Let’s face it, what’s going on now – into this morning, as the Cartel’s “Sasquatchian footsteps” couldn’t be more evident – is the long-awaited liquidation of speculative positions in the paper markets; as sadly, the “commercials” did in fact win this battle, en route to the aforementioned Waterloo that awaits them. That said, those holding physical metal as long-term savings – as protection, and insurance, against the mathematically certain collapse of fiat currencies worldwide – didn’t “lose” anything this week, other than their tempers, at watching the Cartel again gain the short-term upper hand. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, May 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Long-time readers know I “cut my teeth” in the Precious Metals sector as a daily contributor, circa 2003-10, to the GATA website; then, as now, for <em>free</em>. GATA, led by the indomitable Bull Murphy and Chris Powell, has not only been a shining beacon of truth for nearly two decades, but <em>started </em>the movement to expose the hideous, illegal suppression that has irreversibly harmed Precious Metal investors, miners, and the global economy at large.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fresh-bullish-news-15599" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 24 May 2016 16:20:06 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15599 at http://www.silverseek.com Communism, The Ultimate End Game http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/communism-ultimate-end-game-15594 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sadly, it couldn’t be more obvious where things are going, both in the short- and intermediate-term. As I sit here early Monday morning, reading reports of a recessionary cliff-dive of Japanese PMI, exports, and imports – whilst, LOL, the Yen ominously surges; as well, reports of plummeting Chinese credit creation; and the lowest European PMI reading in 16 months; I can’t help considering how close we are to a total loss of the “powers that be’s” control over financial markets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, May 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Sadly, it couldn’t be more obvious where things are going, both in the short- and intermediate-term. As I sit here early Monday morning, reading reports of a recessionary cliff-dive of Japanese PMI, exports, and imports – whilst, LOL, the Yen ominously surges; as well, reports of plummeting Chinese credit creation; and the lowest European PMI reading in 16 months; I can’t help considering how close we are to a total loss of the “powers that be’s” control over financial markets.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/communism-ultimate-end-game-15594" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 May 2016 16:44:22 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15594 at http://www.silverseek.com David Morgan: There Will Soon Be a Run to Gold Like You've Never Seen Before http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/david-morgan-there-will-soon-be-run-gold-youve-never-seen-15591 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, the biggest gains are ahead of us. I really believe that. I can prove it happened. I can prove the past. I cannot prove the future. I could be wrong. I&#039;ll say that publicly, and I&#039;ve said it for years. But markets always accelerate at the end. You can look at the tech wreck, you can look at the housing bubble. This is how markets move. The metals markets are no different, other than the psychology of the metals markets is different. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" align="center">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/david-morgan-there-will-soon-be-run-gold-youve-never-seen-15591" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 May 2016 19:45:14 +0000 David Morgan 15591 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - May 20, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-may-20-2016-15590 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - May 20, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-may-20-2016-15590" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 May 2016 19:13:19 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15590 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Miners’ Q1’16 Fundamentals http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-miners%E2%80%99-q1%E2%80%9916-fundamentals-15589 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The world’s elite silver miners just finished reporting their operating results from 2016’s first quarter, and they were impressive. This industry continued to drive its costs lower even as silver finally started mean reverting out of mid-December’s deep secular low. The silver miners are beautifully positioned to enjoy soaring operating profits as silver’s young new bull market continues gradually marching higher on balance. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">The world’s elite silver miners just finished reporting their operating results from 2016’s first quarter, and they were impressive. This industry continued to drive its costs lower even as silver finally started mean reverting out of mid-December’s deep secular low. The silver miners are beautifully positioned to enjoy soaring operating profits as silver’s young new bull market continues gradually marching higher on balance.</span> </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-miners%E2%80%99-q1%E2%80%9916-fundamentals-15589" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 May 2016 15:39:53 +0000 Adam Hamilton 15589 at http://www.silverseek.com Counterfeit Coins? You Get What You Pay For http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/counterfeit-coins-you-get-what-you-pay-15585 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Miles Franklin has been in business for 27 years – with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, and not a single registered complaint since opened our doors in 1989. The company is still owned by the father and son team that founded it, Andy and David Schectman; and our brokers, on average, have been selling bullion since the early 1980s. For a variety of reasons – from our sterling reputation; to competitive sale prices; the industry’s best “buyback” prices (particularly for Miles Franklin customers); an industry-leading storage program, featuring per ounce pricing; and of course, this entirely FREE blog, we emphatically believe Precious Metal dealers are decidedly not “commodities” – even if our primary products are. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, May 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Miles Franklin has been in business for 27 years – with an A+ <em>Better Business Bureau </em>rating, and not a single registered complaint since opened our doors in 1989. The company is still owned by the father and son team that founded it, Andy and David Schectman; and our brokers, on average, have been selling bullion since the early 1980s.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/counterfeit-coins-you-get-what-you-pay-15585" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 May 2016 19:05:29 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15585 at http://www.silverseek.com Sasquatch's Footsteps http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/sasquatchs-footsteps-15580 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Tuesday morning – and I again ask the question, amidst the raging global Precious Metals bull market that Wall Street, and most Western investors, fail to acknowledge. Which is, “hey Cartel, is that the best you’ve got?” This, after yesterday’s most blatant – and embarrassingly desperate – Cartel raid yet. This time, following a weekend in which headlines were dominated by the explosive “BrExit” and “GrExit” situations; and a morning featuring first, a horrifying Empire State Manufacturing Index plunge; and then, “unexpected” Housing Market Index weakness. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, May 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Tuesday morning – and I again ask the question, amidst the raging global Precious Metals <em>bull market </em>that Wall Street, and most Western investors, fail to acknowledge. Which is, “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/hey-cartel-was-that-the-best-you-got"><span style="color: #000000;">hey Cartel, is that the best you’ve got?</span></a>” This, after yesterday’s most blatant – and embarrassingly desperate – Cartel raid yet.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/sasquatchs-footsteps-15580" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 17 May 2016 19:46:11 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15580 at http://www.silverseek.com The Most Important, And Precious Metal Bullish, Vote In History http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/most-important-and-precious-metal-bullish-vote-history-15576 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Wednesday, just before yet another blatant Cartel attack – not to mention, before we learned on Friday, that the COMEX “commercial” short position hit another all-time high, I taunted “hey Cartel, is that the best you got?” Well, here we are just three trading days later, and gold is back in earshot of the very, very key round number of $1,308/oz (listen to this interview with Andrew Maguire); whilst silver is back up to $17.35/oz, having recouped all of the “losses” from Mondays’ and Thursdays’ paper raids. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, May 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">On Wednesday, just before yet another blatant Cartel attack – not to mention, before we learned on Friday, that the COMEX “commercial” short position hit another <em>all-time</em> high, I taunted “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/hey-cartel-was-that-the-best-you-got"><span style="color: #000000;">hey Cartel, is that the best you got?</span></a>” Well, here we are just three trading days later, and gold is back in earshot of the very, <em>very</em> key round number of $1,308/oz (listen to <a href="http://marketsanity.com/andrew-maguire-gold-price-targets-t</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/most-important-and-precious-metal-bullish-vote-history-15576" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 May 2016 16:52:03 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15576 at http://www.silverseek.com OFFICIAL SOURCE: Global Silver Supply Deficit Surges On Revised Data http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/official-source-global-silver-supply-deficit-surges-revised-data-15574 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If the cumulative global silver deficit since 2004 of one billion ounces wasn’t large enough, a data revision published by the Silver Institute shows the actual figure was much higher. How much higher? A great deal when the additional revised amount would totally wipe out all the silver at the Comex and Shanghai Futures Exchange warehouses. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, May 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">If the cumulative global silver deficit since 2004 of one billion ounces wasn’t large enough, a data revision published by the Silver Institute shows the actual figure was much higher.&nbsp; How much higher?&nbsp; A great deal when the additional revised amount would totally wipe out all the silver at the Comex and Shanghai Futures Exchange warehouses.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/official-source-global-silver-supply-deficit-surges-revised-data-15574" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 May 2016 01:44:28 +0000 SRSrocco 15574 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - May 13, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-may-13-2016-15572 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - May 13, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-may-13-2016-15572" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 May 2016 19:12:48 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15572 at http://www.silverseek.com Scurrying For The Exits http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/scurrying-exits-15568 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hey, I never said it would be easy; and fighting for financial survival, in a dangerous world where the “powers that be” want us dead – or more aptly put, destitute – is the most difficult task I have ever faced. Thankfully, 14 years of experience, hard work, and perseverance have enabled me to survive the Cartel’s “best shots.” However, the sum total of the stress I, and many of you, have endured – not just from manipulated markets, but broadly speaking, the horrific ramifications of history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme, is difficult to conceive. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, May 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Hey, I never said it would be easy; and fighting for financial survival, in a dangerous world where the “powers that be” want us dead – or more aptly put, <em>destitute</em> – is the most difficult task I have ever faced.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/scurrying-exits-15568" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 May 2016 19:34:31 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15568 at http://www.silverseek.com Surging North American Silver Investment Pushes Domestic Supply Deficit To New Record http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/surging-north-american-silver-investment-pushes-domestic-supply-deficit-new-record-15566 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What a difference since 2001… AYE? Total Silver Maple &amp; Eagle sales in 2001 were less than 10% of U.S. and Canadian Mine supply. Thus, these two countries had plenty of silver to supply their investment needs that year. However, the U.S. and Canada had to import 33.7 Moz in 2015 just to produce these two Official Silver coins. While the U.S. and Canada can continue to import enough silver to meet its current needs, this may not be true in the future. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, May 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">North American silver investment via its domestic supply suffered another large deficit in 2015.&nbsp; How big was the deficit?&nbsp; It was huge, surging 70% compared to 2014… and this only includes silver investment from two Official coin sales.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/surging-north-american-silver-investment-pushes-domestic-supply-deficit-new-record-15566" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 May 2016 02:30:32 +0000 SRSrocco 15566 at http://www.silverseek.com Hey Cartel , Was That The Best You Got? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hey-cartel-was-best-you-got-15564 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do you want bold? Well you’ll get it today – as after 14 years of Cartel-inflicted torture, the “bull market to end all bull markets” has finally arrived, whether Harry Dent, Larry Edelson, Martin Armstrong, and countless “short-term bearish, but long-term bullish” newsletter writers like it. The fact is, the “New York Gold Pool” – like the London Gold Pool in the 1960s, and dozens of failed attempts to suppress real money throughout history – is on its last legs, as the broadest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme implodes upon itself. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, May 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Do you want bold? Well you’ll get it today – as after 14 years of Cartel-inflicted torture, the “bull market to end all bull markets” has finally arrived, whether Harry Dent, Larry Edelson, Martin Armstrong, and countless “short-term bearish, but long-term bullish” newsletter writers like it.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hey-cartel-was-best-you-got-15564" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 May 2016 17:18:43 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15564 at http://www.silverseek.com Scared Half To Death http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/scared-half-death-15562 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In other words, holding physical Precious Metals – as opposed to the “paper gold” and “paper silver” the Cartel is naked shorting; let alone, at today’s historically suppressed prices; I could not be less scared than today, no matter how short the “commercials” become, or how hard they attempt to break “technical” support levels. Frankly, it is they that should be “scared half to death,” as not only the fundamentals, but thousands of years of history are overtaking them. Which is why blatant paper raids like today are gift horses to those trying to protect themselves from what is coming – which should decidedly NOT be wasted. As trust me, the surge in physical demand such raids will unleash, could send us into a severe shortage situation – as we experienced last summer – in a hurry. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, May 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Last night marked a sad day in the history of America’s dying culture. After 156 episodes, “The Good Wife” ended its reign as the nation’s top prime-time drama. For seven years, the show was must-see Sunday night television, in a medium where writing, producing, and performing – like music – has been unceremoniously “phased out” by dumbed down, get rich quick commercialism.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/scared-half-death-15562" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 10 May 2016 15:51:16 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15562 at http://www.silverseek.com This Amazing Silver Trend Will Make Short Term Price Movements Irrelevant http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/amazing-silver-trend-will-make-short-term-price-movements-irrelevant-15559 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While precious metals investors are concerned about the short-term price movements in silver, the real focus should be on this amazing silver market trend. When the silver market data finally came out in the new 2016 World Silver Survey (released May 5th), it really surprised me. And, it takes a lot to surprise me. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, May 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">While precious metals investors are concerned about the short-term price movements in silver, the real focus should be on this amazing silver market trend.&nbsp; When the silver market data finally came out in the new 2016 World Silver Survey (released May 5th), it really surprised me.&nbsp; And, it takes a lot to surprise me.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/amazing-silver-trend-will-make-short-term-price-movements-irrelevant-15559" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 10 May 2016 03:42:24 +0000 SRSrocco 15559 at http://www.silverseek.com Is Gold more Important than Silver? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-more-important-silver-15553 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There is no logical reason for this, as my upbringing was about as “middle of the middle” as it could be. However, all the stories, movies, and lectures that have stood with me throughout my life have been those where the HEART was the significant theme. Where the underrated, or unexpected, or “underdog”, rose above adversity to win! To me the overall theme is that heart is greater than intelligence, training, coaching, and any other metric that goes through the human psyche. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: medium; color: #000000;">It has been my nature from the earliest point, I can remember that I have always looked for inspiration in the underdog.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-more-important-silver-15553" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 May 2016 19:43:58 +0000 David Morgan 15553 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - May 6, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-may-6-2016-15552 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - May 6, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-may-6-2016-15552" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 May 2016 19:16:48 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15552 at http://www.silverseek.com The Historic Dow Jones-Silver Ratio Points To $300 Silver http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/historic-dow-jones-silver-ratio-points-300-silver-15549 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That’s correct. Going by the historic Dow Jones-Silver ratio, it points to $300 silver. This may seem outlandish or a play on hype, but it isn’t. While many precious metals analysts have forecasted high three-digit silver prices, I didn’t pay much attention to them. However, after I looked over all the data, $300 silver is not a crazy figure at all. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, May 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">That’s correct.&nbsp; Going by the historic Dow Jones-Silver ratio, it points to $300 silver.&nbsp; This may seem outlandish or a play on hype, but it isn’t.&nbsp; While many precious metals analysts have forecasted high three-digit silver prices, I didn’t pay much attention to them.&nbsp; However, after I looked over all the data, $300 silver is not a crazy figure at all.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/historic-dow-jones-silver-ratio-points-300-silver-15549" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 May 2016 00:09:37 +0000 SRSrocco 15549 at http://www.silverseek.com "Rooting For Armageddon" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rooting-armageddon-15545 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I have a LOT to speak of today, mostly from the heart – as I have never been angrier at the state of the world, and those that have destroyed it for both our generation, and generations to come. To that end, I never would have thought so, but I’m actually rooting for Donald Trump now. As whether his brand of “change” is good or not – and most likely, it won’t be – at least it’s different than the political, economic, and social hells brought to us by the Democrats, Republicans, and others, worldwide, of their ilk. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, May 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I have a LOT to speak of today, mostly from the heart – as I have <em>never</em> been angrier at the state of the world, and those that have destroyed it for both our generation, and generations to come. To that end, I never would have thought so, but I’m actually rooting for Donald Trump now. As whether his brand of “change” is good or not – and most likely, it won’t be – at least it’s different than the political, economic, and social hells brought to us by the Democrats, Republicans, and others, <em>worldwide</em>, of their ilk.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rooting-armageddon-15545" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 May 2016 17:11:11 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15545 at http://www.silverseek.com Stand Aside JP Morgan, A New Player In The Silver Market Has Arrived http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/stand-aside-jp-morgan-new-player-silver-market-has-arrived-15542 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The days of JP Morgan controlling the silver market may be numbered as a new player in the silver market has arrived. For the past several years, JP Morgan held the most silver on a public exchange in the world. While the LBMA may hold (or did hold) more silver, their stockpiles are not made public. Regardless, JP Morgan held the most silver at nearly 74 million oz (Moz) in its warehouse, up until recently. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, May 3rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The days of JP Morgan controlling the silver market may be numbered as a new player in the silver market has arrived.&nbsp; For the past several years, JP Morgan held the most silver on a public exchange in the world.&nbsp; While the LBMA may hold (or did hold) more silver, their stockpiles are not made public.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/stand-aside-jp-morgan-new-player-silver-market-has-arrived-15542" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 May 2016 00:20:10 +0000 SRSrocco 15542 at http://www.silverseek.com Market Manipulation Goes Mainstream, As The Powers That Be Turn On Each Other http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/market-manipulation-goes-mainstream-powers-be-turn-each-other-15539 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The war for $1,300/oz – which gold, aside from a Cartel-capped blip 16 months ago – hasn’t traded at for nearly two years – is ON! The Cartel, fresh from having lost its 2½ month battle to defend its previous “line in the sand” at $1,250/oz – having taken their naked “commercial” short position to nearly a record high in the process – is sucking wind big time. Let alone in silver; in which their short position is literally at an all-time high, as they try to figure out whether their next “battle of the bulge” should be fought at $17.50 or $18.00. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, May 3rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The war for $1,300/oz – which gold, aside from a Cartel-capped blip 16 months ago – hasn’t traded at for nearly two years – is ON! The Cartel, fresh from having lost its 2½ month battle to defend its previous “line in the sand” at $1,250/oz – having taken their <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">naked</span> “commercial” short position to nearly a record high in the process – is sucking wind big time.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/market-manipulation-goes-mainstream-powers-be-turn-each-other-15539" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 03 May 2016 18:52:53 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15539 at http://www.silverseek.com Update on the US Dollar Index http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/update-us-dollar-index-15536 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The darker line is simply the index divided by its 200 day moving average. I have drawn a horizontal line through its most significant peaks occurring in June 1981, March 1985, November 2008 and March 2015. Looking more closely at these peaks, the 1981 peak heralded a mere 4 month decline in the Dollar, but the 1985 peak was the precursor to a 7 year decline and the 2008 one to a 3 year decline. It is the perhaps no surprise that the most recent peak last year has so far watched over a 13 month decline. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, May 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;">This is an excerpt of the weekend update sent to subscribers on Sunday. The focus on this portion is the US Dollar Index which will largely determine the direction of silver and gold in the years ahead.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/update-us-dollar-index-15536" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 02 May 2016 19:58:51 +0000 Roland Watson 15536 at http://www.silverseek.com NIRP vs. Gold, Part VII - Exploding Unintended Ramifications! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nirp-vs-gold-part-vii-exploding-unintended-ramifications-15533 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Well, the five-year anniversary of the “Sunday Night Paper Silver Massacre” came and left with a whimper – as despite the 141st “Sunday Night Sentiment” capping of the past 147 weekends; the Cartel has not been able to prevent gold from rising above $1,300/oz, which is where it stands as I edit just after Monday’s COMEX open. In fact, aside from a brief moment in early 2015 – before the Cartel orchestrated the final phase of the four-year “bear-market” that ended in December 2015 – gold hasn’t been above $1,300 for nearly two years. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, May 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Well, the five-year anniversary of the “Sunday Night Paper Silver Massacre” came and left with a whimper – as despite the 141<sup>st</sup> “Sunday Night Sentiment” capping of the past 147 weekends; the Cartel has not been able to prevent gold from rising above $1,300/oz, which is where it stands as I edit just after Monday’s COMEX open. In fact, aside from a brief moment in early 2015 – before the Cartel orchestrated the final phase of the four-year “bear-market” that ended in December 2015 – gold hasn’t been above $1,300 for nearly two years.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nirp-vs-gold-part-vii-exploding-unintended-ramifications-15533" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 02 May 2016 15:33:40 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15533 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update - Meltup Mode? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-meltup-mode-15531 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The good news for the longer-term is that this action has at last broken it out from its long-term downtrend, but as we can see on the 6-year chart, it is now approaching a zone of strong resistance in the $18.50 - $19.50 zone, which, should it continue higher over the near-term, should call a halt to the advance. Should the dollar break down soon from its potential top, however, then both gold and silver could go into meltup mode, in which case silver could break smash through this resistance and continue considerably higher to the next major resistance in the $26 - $27.50 zone. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, May 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Despite its alarming COTs, silver has continued even higher over the past two weeks to arrive at a near-term target in a critically overbought state. We can see this on the 1-year chart which suggests that it is likely to react back soon, or at least stop to consolidate.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-meltup-mode-15531" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 01 May 2016 19:08:08 +0000 Clive Maund 15531 at http://www.silverseek.com SILVER & SILVER STOCKS: Top Performing Assets In 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-silver-stocks-top-performing-assets-2016-15530 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The interesting thing about the gains in these primary silver stocks is that they were not based upon their low cost or productivity per say. For example, Great Panther is one of the highest cost producers in the group last year, based on my analysis, but enjoyed the second best performance. Moreover, Alexco Resources shut down their only operating silver mine back at the end of 2013, but their stock price had the third best performance jumping 253%. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, May 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Silver and the silver mining stocks are some of the top performing assets in 2016.&nbsp; Silver was the top performing physical asset in the metal-commodity basket gaining 27% since the beginning of the year.&nbsp;&nbsp; Silver’s gains surpassed West Texas Oil which increased 24%, zinc at 20% and gold at 19%:</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-silver-stocks-top-performing-assets-2016-15530" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 01 May 2016 18:59:40 +0000 SRSrocco 15530 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - April 29, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-april-29-2016-15528 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - April 29, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-april-29-2016-15528" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:15:27 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15528 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Miners Strong in Grim Q4 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-miners-strong-grim-q4-15526 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The silver miners showed impressive fundamental strength during 2015’s grim fourth quarter. That was the worst silver suffered in many years, a perfect-storm trough with major secular lows fueling extreme bearish sentiment. Traders feared this entire industry faced an existential threat, so they fled in terror from silver stocks. But silver miners’ strong operational performances aced that severe trial with flying colors. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000;">The silver miners showed impressive fundamental strength during 2015’s grim fourth quarter.&nbsp; That was the worst silver suffered in many years, a perfect-storm trough with major secular lows fueling extreme bearish sentiment.&nbsp; Traders feared this entire industry faced an existential threat, so they fled in terror from silver stocks.&nbsp; But silver miners’ strong operational performances aced that severe trial with flying colors.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-miners-strong-grim-q4-15526" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:52:38 +0000 Adam Hamilton 15526 at http://www.silverseek.com THE REAL REASON TO INVEST IN SILVER… It’s The Fundamentals http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/real-reason-invest-silver%E2%80%A6-it%E2%80%99s-fundamentals-15522 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best reason to own silver is based upon underlying market fundamentals. However, most of the markets today aren’t being valued by fundamentals, but rather on Fed and Central Bank interventions. This has destroyed the ability for investors and markets to properly value most assets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, April 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The best reason to own silver is based upon underlying market fundamentals.&nbsp; However, most of the markets today aren’t being valued by fundamentals, but rather on Fed and Central Bank interventions.&nbsp; This has destroyed the ability for investors and markets to properly value most assets.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/real-reason-invest-silver%E2%80%A6-it%E2%80%99s-fundamentals-15522" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:12:01 +0000 SRSrocco 15522 at http://www.silverseek.com Comex Silver Interest at All Time High http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/comex-silver-interest-all-time-high-15513 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On the bright side, total OI in gold fell another 6,400 contracts yesterday, back to 495,436. This means we&#039;ve now shed over 16,000 contracts from last Thursday&#039;s massive cap and raid and it gives us a little wiggle room should the Specs come charging back in late tomorrow and Thursday. But this will blow you away...In silver, where the May contract is going off the board on Thursday and OI should be falling, total open interest surged again yesterday by another 4,250 contracts! This brings the total Comex silver OI to a new alltime record high of 206,037...a level which is simply incredible!!! Again, doing the math: 206,037 contracts X 5000 oz/contract = 1,030,185,000 ounces of paper &quot;silver&quot; on the Comex </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, April 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="content clearfix node-content"><p class="cC-processed"><span style="color: #000000;">Another one of Mother Fellen's Tea &amp; Doily Parties begins today amidst a haze of economic collapse and negative interest rates. Just last week, Mother held three unscheduled meetings with her Goons and she even visited the brain trust at The White House. So the question becomes, might Mother have some surprises up her sleeve when the Fedlines are released tomorrow?</span></p></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> TFMetalsReport </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/comex-silver-interest-all-time-high-15513" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:32:23 +0000 admin 15513 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Leads the Long Awaited Gold Breakout http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-leads-long-awaited-gold-breakout-15512 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beware the silver surge in impressive moves upward. The silver price has surged over 10% in the last two or three weeks to over $17 per ounce, where consolidation occurs. The Silver Surfer is on the move, making his presence known. The Sprott Silver fund will add $75 million to silver drainage. Gold fights the geopolitical banker battles, but silver rides through the gate on a swift white horse. Silver has surged in recent weeks. Its impressive move of nearly 80 cents on April 19th was duly noted, an echo from the Shanghai gongs. Silver easily surpassed technical resistance at $16.20/oz. The next big test is resistance at $18 per ounce. The brief peaks in early 2015 will not stop the Silver march upward. No significant activity was seen at either minor peak event, a requirement for resistance to be exerted. The Silver Surfer is ready to capture the earth&#039;s attention again. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, April 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 4.5pt 0pt 0in; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-style: italic; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';">For the last year or more, not an elephant, not a gorilla, but a dragon has been found at the dinner table. Its breath has just made everybody at the table totally bald with some scorched red faces.</span></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-leads-long-awaited-gold-breakout-15512" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:13:22 +0000 Jim Willie 15512 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver's Technical Breakout, SWOT Analysis: Central Bank Overreach Benefits Gold http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silvers-technical-breakout-swot-analysis-central-bank-overreach-benefits-gold-15510 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bank of America thinks the breakout we are witnessing in silver is for real, stating in a technical report this week that the precious metal could begin a bull move higher. Deutsche Bank agrees and believes silver could rise to $20 in near-term momentum. Silver has outperformed gold in nine of the last 10 sessions, reports Bloomberg, with the gold/silver ratio falling to the lowest since October. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, April 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Strengths</span></span></strong></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silvers-technical-breakout-swot-analysis-central-bank-overreach-benefits-gold-15510" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:32:49 +0000 Frank Holmes 15510 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - April 22, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-april-22-2016-15506 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - April 22, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; border-collapse: collapse; width: 557px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="background: black; border-width: 1pt; border-style: solid; border-color: windowtext black windowtext windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 469pt; height: 15.75pt;" colspan="7" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="625"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center; line-height: normal;" align="center"><strong><span st</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-april-22-2016-15506" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:18:50 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15506 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver’s New Bull Market http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver%E2%80%99s-new-bull-market-15505 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver officially entered a new bull market this week, decisively crossing the necessary +20% threshold. Speculators and investors alike are returning as awareness spreads of how radically undervalued silver is compared to prevailing gold prices. When silver awakens to a new bull market after a long bearish slumber, massive gains are usually unleashed. Silver’s tiny advance so far is just the tip of the iceberg. This Tuesday, silver surged 4.4% higher on strong Asian bidding in parallel with gold. The catalyst was fascinating, China finally launching its long-awaited yuan-denominated gold benchmark. China is the world’s largest gold producer, importer, and consumer, a commanding position that should grant it much bigger say in the gold industry. The new yuan gold price will ultimately challenge London’s century-old hegemony. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: medium; color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Silver officially entered a new bull market this week, decisively crossing the necessary +20% threshold.&nbsp; Speculators and investors alike are returning as awareness spreads of how radically undervalued silver is compared to prevailing gold prices.&nbsp; When silver awakens to a new bull market after a long bearish slumber, massive gains are usually unleashed.&nbsp; Silver’s tiny advance so far is just the tip of the iceberg.</span></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver%E2%80%99s-new-bull-market-15505" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:22:32 +0000 Adam Hamilton 15505 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver: Not Time to Worry http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-not-time-worry-15503 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Examine the same data over the past 30 years. Debt and prices increase exponentially and silver is due to rally for several years. More wars, debt, social programs, and desperation will accelerate the rise. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, April 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">As <a href="http://news.goldseek.com/GoldSeek/1461093642.php"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Bill Holter</strong></span></a> says, <em>“Last Friday we got horrifying (from a contrarian standpoint) COT numbers with nearly record numbers for commercial shorts.&nbsp; With history as any guide, gold and silver should have already been slaughtered, they have not been.”</em></span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> Gary Christenson </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-not-time-worry-15503" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:43:08 +0000 admin 15503 at http://www.silverseek.com Why Are The Chinese Stockpiling Silver? Big Price Move Coming? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/why-are-chinese-stockpiling-silver-big-price-move-coming-15495 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It looks like something big may happen to the silver market and the Chinese are preparing for it. After China launched it’s new Yuan Gold Fix today, the prices of the precious metals surged. At one point today, silver was up 5%. Silver is now trading at the $17 level, a price not seen in over a year. Even though gold has taken center stage today due to Chinese rolling out there new Yuan Gold fix, something quite interesting has been taking place in the silver market over the past six months. While Comex silver inventories have been declining from a peak of 184 million oz (Moz) in July 2015 to 154 Moz today, silver stocks at the Shanghai Futures Exchange have been doing the exact opposite. And in a BIG WAY: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, April 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It looks like something big may happen to the silver market and the Chinese are preparing for it.&nbsp; After China launched it’s new Yuan Gold Fix today, the prices of the precious metals surged.&nbsp; At one point today, silver was up 5%.&nbsp; Silver is now trading at the $17 level, a price not seen in over a year.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/why-are-chinese-stockpiling-silver-big-price-move-coming-15495" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:31:12 +0000 SRSrocco 15495 at http://www.silverseek.com SWOT Analysis: Will the Gold/Silver Ratio Narrow Further? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/swot-analysis-will-goldsilver-ratio-narrow-further-15490 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HSBC believes the gold/silver ratio (which measures how many ounces of silver it takes to by an ounce of gold) will narrow further, meaning that silver is outperforming. In a research note on Tuesday, the group stated that the ratio is back below 1:78, explaining that retail demand for coins and small bars, along with light institutional buying in the paper markets, has boosted silver. TD Securities sees gold strengthening as well, particularly on the back of a strong dollar, a dovish Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), and equity market volatility. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, April 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small; color: #000000;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Strengths</span></span></strong></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/swot-analysis-will-goldsilver-ratio-narrow-further-15490" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:07:01 +0000 Frank Holmes 15490 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update - reversing to the downside http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-reversing-downside-15486 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The combination of silver having arrived at a short-term target, with bearish looking candlesticks appearing, gold completing a Head-and-Shoulders top and latest COTs for both gold and silver being at the sort of extreme readings characteristic of a top, all point to silver reversing to the downside here. On its 6-month chart we can see how silver’s sharp advance over the past week or so has brought it up to a trend channel target, where the advance has run into trouble, with bearish looking candlesticks in recent days suggesting that it will soon drop away again. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, April 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The combination of silver having arrived at a short-term target, with bearish looking candlesticks appearing, gold completing a Head-and-Shoulders top and latest COTs for both gold and silver being at the sort of extreme readings characteristic of a top, all point to silver reversing to the downside here.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-reversing-downside-15486" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 13:20:06 +0000 Clive Maund 15486 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - April 15, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-april-15-2016-15483 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - April 15, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-april-15-2016-15483" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:15:38 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15483 at http://www.silverseek.com The Most Overhyped Non-Event In Economic History http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/most-overhyped-non-event-economic-history-15480 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early Thursday morning, here at my article-writing home-away-from-home, Denver International Airport (featuring the “horsie with crazy eyes,” according to Sylvie) and I’d like to start by once and for all, ending the “debate” over whether Precious Metal prices are manipulated. I mean, just how much of a pariah can you be, when as the world’s largest derivatives holder, the “powers that be” still allow you to be caught “fixing” (i.e, suppressing) silver prices? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Thursday morning, here at my article-writing home-away-from-home, Denver International Airport (featuring the “<a href="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5601/15384910808_45e2562fd1.jpg"><span style="color: #000000;">horsie with crazy eyes</span></a>,” according to Sylvie) and I’d like to start by once and for all, ending the “debate” over whether Precious Metal prices are manipulated.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/most-overhyped-non-event-economic-history-15480" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:02:59 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15480 at http://www.silverseek.com Make Money Great Again! Gold is Monetary Truth http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/make-money-great-again-gold-monetary-truth-15470 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Money should not be a speculative tool or an instrument of volatility and uncertainty. It should be a stable asset which can be trusted to retain its value. And gold along with silver have done just that - for thousands of years! Its use spans not only time but different civilizations, used by diverse cultures. It is an internationally recognized currency, value preservation tool and the king of all money. Gold is king money, and trumps even the king of paper money, the US Dollar. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, April 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: 'Cambria','serif';"><span style="font-size: medium;">Gold &amp; Silver Stock Updates:</span><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> Gold Standard Ventures, Fortuna Silver Mines, Goldsource Mines, Silvercrest Metals, Gold Resource Corp., BitGold, Canarc Resources, New Jersey Mining<br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" /><br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" /></span></em></span></strong></span</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/make-money-great-again-gold-monetary-truth-15470" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:50:55 +0000 Peter Spina 15470 at http://www.silverseek.com Shooting Historic Blanks http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/shooting-historic-blanks-15469 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Keystone Kops Central banks; and their gasping, fumbling market manipulations; are clearly in their death throes. Most of the world’s currencies have dramatically plunged – whilst the volatility of currency “markets” has gone parabolic – which I might add, I two years ago deemed the “single most PM bullish factor imaginable.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, April 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The Keystone Kops Central banks; and their gasping, fumbling market manipulations; are clearly in their death throes. Most of the world’s currencies have dramatically plunged – whilst the <em>volatility </em>of currency “markets” has gone parabolic – which I might add, I two years ago deemed the “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-single-most-bullish-precious-metals-factor-imaginable"><span style="color: #000000;">single most PM bullish factor imaginable</span></a>.”</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/shooting-historic-blanks-15469" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:35:19 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15469 at http://www.silverseek.com The Cheapest "Numismatics" Around - Revisited http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cheapest-numismatics-around-revisited-15465 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I’m no statistician – and god knows, in rigged markets like Precious Metals, such “analysis” must be taken with a grain of salt. That said, the Cartel’s unrelenting attempts at “technical analysis busting” are decidedly less successful during bull market phases – as we are in NOW; then in bear market phases, like mid-2011 to late 2015. And nowhere more so than early 2011, when the “COTs” were blown out of the water despite a massive paper short position, which forced them to cover all the way up to $50/oz silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, April 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I’m no statistician – and god knows, in rigged markets like Precious Metals, such “analysis” must be taken with a grain of salt. That said, the Cartel’s unrelenting attempts at “technical analysis busting” are decidedly less successful during <em>bull market phases</em> – as we are in NOW; then in <em>bear market phases</em>, like mid-2011 to late 2015. And nowhere more so than early 2011, when the “COTs” were blown out of the water despite a massive paper short position, which forced them to cover all the way up to $50/oz silver.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cheapest-numismatics-around-revisited-15465" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 19:38:22 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15465 at http://www.silverseek.com Emergency Meetings! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/emergency-meetings-15459 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When I wrote “a week of manipulative failures” Saturday morning, I had not yet downloaded the pictures from my vacation to Cancun, which I arrived home from Friday evening. Yes, my batteries were recharged – in large part to the sandcastles I built with Sylvie and Diana’s help. And thus, I’m ready to resume the war we will win against those trying, in vain, to prevent the “once and futures kings” of money, gold and silver, from regaining their thrones, after four decades of history’s largest, most destructive fiat currency Ponzi scheme. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, April 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">When I wrote “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/"><span style="color: #000000;">a week of manipulative failures</span></a>” Saturday morning, I had not yet downloaded the pictures from my vacation to Cancun, which I arrived home from Friday evening. Yes, my batteries were recharged – in large part to the sandcastles I built with Sylvie and Diana’s help.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/emergency-meetings-15459" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:32:37 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15459 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - April 8, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-april-8-2016-15455 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - April 8, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-april-8-2016-15455" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:15:08 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15455 at http://www.silverseek.com PSLV's Secondary Offering - A Major, Major Blow To The Cartel! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/pslvs-secondary-offering-major-major-blow-cartel-15453 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I really planned to not write this week, whilst on my first true vacation in nearly three years. However, with the exception of Wednesday – when I awoke early for an excursion – I have written every day; including now, Thursday afternoon, with Sylvie watching TV (taking a brief break from swimming), and Diana out cold in the hammock. The reason being, that “Admiral Sprott” (yes, it was I that coined that term four years ago) finally pulled the trigger on a secondary offering of the Sprott Physical Silver Trust (ticker PSLV) this afternoon, directly after the NYSE close. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I <em>really </em>planned to not write this week, whilst on my first true vacation in nearly three years. However, with the exception of Wednesday – when I awoke early for an excursion – I have written every day; including now, Thursday afternoon, with Sylvie watching TV (taking a brief break from swimming), and Diana out cold in the hammock.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/pslvs-secondary-offering-major-major-blow-cartel-15453" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:27:58 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15453 at http://www.silverseek.com Rome Is Burning, As Its Arsonists Speak http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rome-burning-its-arsonists-speak-15449 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Which is why it is so fortuitous that you, the reader – particularly those in the epicenter of Fed-orchestrated manipulation, the United States, have the opportunity to “beat the Fed” at its own game, in purchasing the very assets it has fought so staunchly, for so long, at historically suppressed prices, well below the cost of both production and industry sustainability. Compared to the amount of “currency” the Fed and its international minions have created; the miniscule supply of above-ground inventories; the historically weak production outlook; and the further monetary arson Central banks are guaranteed to embark on in the very, very near future, gold and silver have NEVER been more valuable than today. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, April 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div><span style="color: #000000;">I’m still on vacation – but seeing all that’s happening, it’s impossible to not write. In fact, it was this email from a reader this morning that truly inspired me. And trust me, I get<em> many </em>just like this.</span></div><div><span style="color: #000000;"></span></div><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rome-burning-its-arsonists-speak-15449" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 16:43:46 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15449 at http://www.silverseek.com Big Trouble Ahead For Copper Is Good For Silver http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/big-trouble-ahead-copper-good-silver-15446 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What the Bloomberg analysts are saying here is that they believe real Chinese copper demand is 54 percent lower after stripping out demand for copper tied to carry trade finance. This is bad news for the copper industry and copper price. While the Chinese may continue buying copper for financial carry trades, this will end at some time…. probably sooner than later. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, April 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It looks there may be trouble ahead for copper.&nbsp; This goes well beyond the falling copper price and annual surpluses.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">According to the article, <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-29/china-s-true-demand-for-copper-is-only-half-as-much-as-you-think" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000000;"><em><strong>China’s True Demand For Copper Is Only Half as Much as You Think</strong></em></span></a>:</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/big-trouble-ahead-copper-good-silver-15446" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 02:30:32 +0000 SRSrocco 15446 at http://www.silverseek.com Precious Metal Community – Unite! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metal-community-%E2%80%93-unite-15440 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, I get it – we all live in fear of the “next big smash,” given how much pain the Cartel has inflicted in recent years. However, to ignore PMs’ ragingly positive fundamentals – in markets that bottomed overseas 12-18 months ago, and six months ago here in the States – is utterly unfathomable. I mean, we’re watching the entire global economy collapse; taking its monetary system and social orders with it; and people still worry that the “COTs” portend some kind of gigantic Precious Metals crash, despite years of evidence to the contrary. Let alone, those holding physical gold and silver (as opposed to “paper PM proxies”), which have never been so scarce relative to demand, production, sentiment, and money printing. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, April 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I may be on vacation, but NOTHING can take away my passion, angst, or desire to <em>lead </em>where others won’t.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metal-community-%E2%80%93-unite-15440" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:29:47 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15440 at http://www.silverseek.com Five Years – The Feedback http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/five-years-%E2%80%93-feedback-15437 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There was quite a bit of commentary generated as a result of making public my article, “Five Years That Changed Silver Forever.” This wasn’t particularly surprising, because if my assertions are correct about JPMorgan accumulating a massive quantity of physical silver at prices the bank rigged lower, nothing could be more important to the future price of silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, April 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"></span><span style="color: #000000;"></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 107%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: #000000;">There was quite a bit of commentary generated as a result of making public my article, “Five Years That Changed Silver Forever.”&nbsp; This wasn’t particularly surprising, because if my assertions are correct about JPMorgan accumulating a massive quantity of physical silver at prices the bank rigged lower, nothing could be more important to the future price of silver.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/five-years-%E2%80%93-feedback-15437" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 13:27:35 +0000 Theodore Butler 15437 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - April 1, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-april-1-2016-15432 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - April 1, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-april-1-2016-15432" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 19:14:17 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15432 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Is Coiled Spring http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-coiled-spring-15430 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver’s reluctant, sluggish participation in early 2016’s powerful gold rally has been glaringly obvious. Instead of amplifying the yellow metal’s big gains as in the past, silver largely failed to even keep pace. The lack of silver confirmation for gold’s big move has certainly raised concerns. But despite silver’s vexing torpidity in recent months, it is a coiled spring ready to explode higher to catch and surpass gold. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">Silver’s reluctant, sluggish participation in early 2016’s powerful gold rally has been glaringly obvious. Instead of amplifying the yellow metal’s big gains as in the past, silver largely failed to even keep pace. The lack of silver confirmation for gold’s big move has certainly raised concerns. But despite silver’s vexing torpidity in recent months, it is a coiled spring ready to explode higher to catch and surpass gold.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-coiled-spring-15430" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:40:17 +0000 Adam Hamilton 15430 at http://www.silverseek.com "Never Another Upgrade" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/never-another-upgrade-15431 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Actually, I believe Ireland – of all places, one of the PIIGS – had a modest rating upgrade in the past year or so. And LOL, Greece was “upgraded” from “effective default” to one notch higher, when last summer’s, LOL, “bailout #3” was announced – which I assure you, will fall apart just like “bailouts” #1 and #2. Those anomalies aside, my prediction has been as spot on as could be – and will become MUCH MORE SO in the coming years; when, “conflicts of interest” aside, ratings agencies are forced to downgrade everything in sight, as history’s largest serial debt default rapidly encircles the globe. Which, by my estimate, will negatively impact essentially all asset classes. That is, except the only assets to have served as money from the dawn of human existence – physical gold and silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Thursday morning – and the fifth<em> </em>major, massively PM-bullish (and “everything-else-bearish”) news event of the past 21 days just emerged. In order…</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">1. <strong>March 10<sup>th</sup></strong> – ECB reduces interest rates to -0.4%; raises its (already one-year old) QE program from €60 billion to €80 billion/month; and adds “corporate bonds” to the pool of monetizable assets</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/never-another-upgrade-15431" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:37:42 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15431 at http://www.silverseek.com SILVER vs. GOLD: 2 Must See Charts http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-vs-gold-2-must-see-charts-15423 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What is the better investment? Silver or Gold? Well, if we look at the following two charts below, we can spot some interesting trends. The U.S. Mint has been producing Gold and Silver Eagles for over thirty years now. Since 1986, the U.S. Mint has sold 21.7 million Gold Eagles versus 463.4 million Silver Eagles. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, March 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">What is the better investment?&nbsp; Silver or Gold?&nbsp; Well, if we look at the following two charts below, we can spot some interesting trends. &nbsp; The U.S. Mint has been producing Gold and Silver Eagles for over thirty years now.&nbsp; Since 1986, the U.S. Mint has sold 21.7 million Gold Eagles versus 463.4 million Silver Eagles.&nbsp; <strong>The overall Silver-Gold Eagle Ratio from 1986-2016 is 21.1</strong>:</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-vs-gold-2-must-see-charts-15423" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 01:29:20 +0000 SRSrocco 15423 at http://www.silverseek.com Countdown To Total, Irreversible Central Bank Failure http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/countdown-total-irreversible-central-bank-failure-15421 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The first thing to go will be the success of manipulations like the 12:00 PM EST “cap of last resort” – which strangely, has “morphed” closer to 11:30 AM EST in the past year or so, after a decade of showing up at the “same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, March 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The first thing to go will be the success of manipulations like the 12:00 PM EST “cap of last resort” – which strangely, has “morphed” closer to 11:30 AM EST in the past year or so, after a decade of showing up at the “same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.”</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/countdown-total-irreversible-central-bank-failure-15421" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:47:18 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15421 at http://www.silverseek.com About Those COT's... http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/about-those-cots-15419 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OK, where to start following a weekend of unabashedly PM-bullish, everything else bearish news? Following which, the Cartel executed, amidst the slowest global trading period of the year (U.S. markets closed Friday, and Europe today), its 137th “Sunday Night Sentiment” raid of the past 143 weekends, and 611th “2:15 AM” attack – featuring the ubiquitous “Cartel Herald” algorithm, of course – of the past 701 trading days. And I’m talking about dead trading activity – with U.S. stocks, bonds, and crude oil futures flat overnight, and base metals not even trading due to the LBMA holiday. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, March 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">OK, where to start following a weekend of unabashedly PM-bullish, everything else bearish news? Following which, the Cartel executed, amidst the slowest global trading period of the year (U.S.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/about-those-cots-15419" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:29:40 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15419 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - March 25, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-march-25-2016-15417 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - March 25, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-march-25-2016-15417" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 19:15:10 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15417 at http://www.silverseek.com Five Years That Changed Silver Forever http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/five-years-changed-silver-forever-15413 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ask any casual observer of the silver market what happened to the metal over the past five years and you’re likely to hear how the price fell from nearly $50 in April 2011 to under $14 at recent lows – a stunning decline of 70%. If you inquire further, you’ll likely hear a number of reasons for the decline, ranging from an oversupply of the metal, a strengthening dollar, falling inflation rates, and the collapse of the commodities markets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, March 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; color: #000000;">Ask any casual observer of the silver market what happened to the metal over the past five years and you’re likely to hear how the price fell from nearly $50 in April 2011 to under $14 at recent lows – a stunning decline of 70%. If you inquire further, you’ll likely hear a number of reasons for the decline, ranging from an oversupply of the metal, a strengthening dollar, falling inflation rates, and the collapse of the commodities markets.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/five-years-changed-silver-forever-15413" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:14:36 +0000 Theodore Butler 15413 at http://www.silverseek.com Record Breaking Silver Factors In 2015 Can Make 2016 Quite Interesting http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/record-breaking-silver-factors-2015-can-make-2016-quite-interesting-15412 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There were two record-breaking silver factors in 2015 that could turn out to be quite an interesting development for 2016. The figures that make up these separate factors don’t seem so striking until we combine them and study at the trends. This is what I enjoy doing the most. Why? Because I can see interesting developments that aren’t readily apparent when we look at the figures or data individually. By combing this data, we can spot noteworthy trends that could likely set up the market for stunning future price movements in silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, March 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">There were two record-breaking silver factors in 2015 that could turn out to be quite an interesting development for 2016.&nbsp; The figures that make up these separate factors don’t seem so striking until we combine them and study at the trends.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/record-breaking-silver-factors-2015-can-make-2016-quite-interesting-15412" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 02:26:37 +0000 SRSrocco 15412 at http://www.silverseek.com The Rising Momentum of Reality http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rising-momentum-reality-15410 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First, the un-reality; and as usual, there’s plenty to go around. Starting with a question I pose to you, the audience; as well as everyone on the planet – including those that listen to what “the powers that be” tell them, and believe what they say, no matter how incredulous. Which is, how can the Belgian Stock Exchange have risen yesterday, following one of the worst – and occurring at the international airport, symbolic – terrorist events in European history? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, March 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">First, the <em>un</em>-reality; and as usual, there’s plenty to go around. Starting with a question I pose to you, the audience; as well as everyone<em> </em>on the planet – including those that <em>listen </em>to what “the powers that be” tell them, and <em>believe </em>what they say, no matter how incredulous. Which is, how can the Belgian Stock Exchange have <em>risen </em>yesterday, following one of the worst – and occurring at the international airport, <em>symbolic</em> – terrorist events in European history?</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rising-momentum-reality-15410" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:27:48 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15410 at http://www.silverseek.com DOW JONES vs SILVER: Trading Volume Says It All http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/dow-jones-vs-silver-trading-volume-says-it-all-15403 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If we compare the Dow Jones Index to Silver, we can spot a troubling trend. Normally when a stock price or index increases, so does the trading volume. This was true for the Dow Jones Index from 2002-2009. If we look at the chart below, we can see a normal market… increasing stock value and subsequent trading activity. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, March 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">If we compare the Dow Jones Index to Silver, we can spot a troubling trend.&nbsp; Normally when a stock price or index increases, so does the trading volume.&nbsp; This was true for the Dow Jones Index from 2002-2009.&nbsp; <strong>If we look at the chart below, we can see a normal market… increasing stock value and subsequent trading activity</strong>:</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/dow-jones-vs-silver-trading-volume-says-it-all-15403" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 02:27:28 +0000 SRSrocco 15403 at http://www.silverseek.com Where There's Smoke... http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/where-theres-smoke-15401 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gold’s “battle for $1,250” continues – just like the “battle for $1,200” before it; at which, the Cartel held the line on the $1,200/oz “line in the sand” for two weeks in mid-February, before it finally turned from (heavily naked shorted) resistance, to (heavily physical buying supported) support. To that end, it is now two weeks since $1,250 was first breached to the upside; after which, it has been “tested” nearly every day since – including the very days of the ECB’s “unexpected” QE explosion and the Fed’s equally “unexpected” dovishness. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, March 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Gold’s “battle for $1,250” continues – just like the “battle for $1,200” before it; at which, the Cartel held the line on the $1,200/oz “line in the sand” for two weeks in mid-February, before it finally turned from (heavily naked shorted) <em>resistance</em>, to (heavily physical buying supported) <em>support</em>.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/where-theres-smoke-15401" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:16:03 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15401 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update - Swan Song Last Week? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-swan-song-last-week-15397 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whilst silver had a good week last week, outperforming gold and rising to multi-month new high, it looks like that may have been its “swan song” for a while. It looks quite positive at first sight on its latest 6-month chart with the new high and moving averages starting to swing into a more positive alignment, but once you “look under the hood” you quickly realize things are not so good at all. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, March 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Whilst silver had a good week last week, outperforming gold and rising to multi-month new high, it looks like that may have been its “swan song” for a while. It looks quite positive at first sight on its latest 6-month chart with the new high and moving averages starting to swing into a more positive alignment, but once you “look under the hood” you quickly realize things are not so good at all.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-swan-song-last-week-15397" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:00:56 +0000 Clive Maund 15397 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Eagle Sales To Jump 25% Due To Deteriorating Market Conditions http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-eagle-sales-jump-25-due-deteriorating-market-conditions-15395 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver Eagle sales will likely jump by 25% in the first quarter due to deteriorating market conditions. During the first three months last year the U.S. Mint sold 12 million Silver Eagles. Already, sales of Silver Eagles have reached 13 million. There are two weeks remaining in March and the U.S. Mint will likely sell another two million. This will put total Silver Eagle sales for the first quarter at 15 million….. the highest ever. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, March 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="color: #000000;">Silver Eagle sales will likely jump by 25% in the first quarter due to deteriorating market conditions.&nbsp; During the first three months last year the U.S. Mint sold 12 million Silver Eagles.&nbsp; Already, sales of Silver Eagles have reached 13 million.&nbsp; There are two weeks remaining in March and the U.S. Mint will likely sell another two million.&nbsp; <strong>This will put total Silver Eagle sales for the first quarter at 15 million….. the highest ever.</strong></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-eagle-sales-jump-25-due-deteriorating-market-conditions-15395" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 20 Mar 2016 15:09:05 +0000 SRSrocco 15395 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - March 18, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-march-18-2016-15393 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - March 18, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" align="center">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-march-18-2016-15393" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:15:50 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15393 at http://www.silverseek.com Clueless Janet Launches "Final Currency War" Into Hyperspace http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/clueless-janet-launches-final-currency-war-hyperspace-15388 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I wasn’t planning to write yesterday morning, before traveling to Phoenix for last nights – as it turns out, wildly successful – “Q&amp;A Rap Session.” To that end, we will be announcing new meetings in Houston and Chicago later this week, atop the Ft Lauderdale session already booked for April 21st. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, March 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I wasn’t planning to write yesterday morning, before traveling to Phoenix for last nights – as it turns out, wildly successful – “Q&amp;A Rap Session.” To that end, we will be announcing new meetings in Houston and Chicago later this week, atop the Ft Lauderdale session already booked for April 21<sup>st</sup>.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/clueless-janet-launches-final-currency-war-hyperspace-15388" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:12:05 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15388 at http://www.silverseek.com SILVER INVESTMENT: Switching From A Commodity To High Quality Store Of Value http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-investment-switching-commodity-high-quality-store-value-15386 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What on earth would happen to the Gold &amp; Silver Markets if the Dow Jones Index was decimated by 30-50%?? I believe it would cause Mainstream investors to move into gold and silver in such a forceful way, that it would totally overwhelm the supply causing the prices to shoot up much higher. And the higher the price of gold and silver would go, the more Mainstream investors would pile in. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, March 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The biggest trade of a lifetime will occur when the value of silver switches from a mere commodity to a high-quality store of value.&nbsp; Actually, it’s not really a trade of a lifetime, but rather a fundamental repricing of real assets verses supposed assets.&nbsp; According to the Investment Company Institute, the supposed value of the total U.S. Retirement Market was $23.5 trillion in the third quarter of 2015:</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-investment-switching-commodity-high-quality-store-value-15386" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 03:21:56 +0000 SRSrocco 15386 at http://www.silverseek.com The COT's No Longer Matter, Part II http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cots-no-longer-matter-part-ii-15384 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s 3:30 AM MST on Wednesday morning (“Twas’ the night before Janet”), and I wasn’t planning to write until her Royal Printing Press-ness delivered her latest “most important announcement ever.” However, given how the Precious Metal community has been besieged this week with the same misdirection, cluelessness, and borderline Cartel-produced propaganda that has characterized newsletter writer “analysis” for the past 15 years, I thought it would be a good time to throw my ring into the hat – in light of the, yet again, paralyzing fear today’s FOMC statement has engendered, amidst one of the most vicious Cartel raids to date. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, March 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s 3:30 AM MST on Wednesday morning (“Twas’ the night before Janet”), and I wasn’t planning to write until her Royal Printing Press-ness delivered her latest “most important announcement ever.” However, given how the Precious Metal community has been besieged this week with the same misdirection, cluelessness, and borderline Cartel-produced propaganda that has characterized newsletter writer “analysis” for the past 15 years, I thought it would be a good time to throw my ring into the hat – in light of the, <em>yet again</em>, paralyzing fear today’s FOMC stat</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cots-no-longer-matter-part-ii-15384" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:41:49 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15384 at http://www.silverseek.com The Quote That Says It All http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/quote-says-it-all-15380 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As usual, a massive, PPT-orchestrated “rally” – based on not a shred of good news – has caused the mainstream media to completely shut down; let alone, on a weekend. Unfortunately, “Economic Mother Nature” is proving too powerful for their best manipulative efforts – as even the most jaded, system-compliant “technical analyst” can’t dispute the painful fact that the “Dow Jones Propaganda Average’s” chart is as ugly, and “toppy,” as can be imagined. I mean, just how similar to the August through November, PPT-orchestreated “stock save” has the past month’s 1,700 point rally been? And how ugly has the global economy gotten over that time – punctuated by China’s 25% year-over-year decline in February exports? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, March 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">As usual, a massive, PPT-orchestrated “rally” – based on not a shred of good news – has caused the mainstream media to completely shut down; let alone, on a weekend. Unfortunately, “Economic Mother Nature” is proving too powerful for their best manipulative efforts – as even the most jaded, system-compliant “technical analyst” can’t dispute the painful fact that the “Dow Jones Propaganda Average’s” chart is as ugly, and “toppy,” as can be imagined.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/quote-says-it-all-15380" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 17:25:56 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15380 at http://www.silverseek.com SILVER OUTBREAK: Investment Demand Will Totally Overwhelm The Market http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-outbreak-investment-demand-will-totally-overwhelm-market-15378 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s no secret to the precious metal community that silver is one of the most undervalued assets in the market, however 99% of Mainstream investors are still in the dark. This was done on purpose to keep the majority of individuals invested in Wall Street’s Greatest Financial Ponzi Scheme in history. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s no secret to the precious metal community that silver is one of the most undervalued assets in the market, however 99% of Mainstream investors are still in the dark.&nbsp; This was done on purpose to keep the majority of individuals invested in Wall Street’s Greatest Financial Ponzi Scheme in history.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-outbreak-investment-demand-will-totally-overwhelm-market-15378" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 02:01:39 +0000 SRSrocco 15378 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - March 11, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-march-11-2016-15376 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - March 11, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-march-11-2016-15376" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:14:34 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15376 at http://www.silverseek.com Parabolic Monetary Madness - The Final Nail In Europe's Coffin http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/parabolic-monetary-madness-final-nail-europes-coffin-15373 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s still Wednesday evening, but I’m confident enough in what will happen tomorrow to not only start writing before tomorrow morning’s ECB’s policy decision, but create a hyperbolic title. After all, if the past two weeks’ manic market manipulation – in today’s instance, featuring every imaginable “DLITG,” or don’t let it turn green, algorithm in Precious Metals; and “DLITR,” or don’t let it turn red, in the “Dow Jones Propaganda Average – can’t convince you that “something’s afoot,” I don’t know what will. In the latter case, the “smart money” has been selling for six straight weeks – which begs the question, who has been buying? I’ll give you a hint…the same who that is naked shorting “selling” gold and silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, March 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s still Wednesday evening, but I’m confident enough in what will happen tomorrow to not only start writing <em>before </em>tomorrow morning’s ECB’s policy decision, but create a hyperbolic title. After all, if the past two weeks’ manic market manipulation – in today’s instance, featuring every imaginable “DLITG,” or don’t let it turn green, algorithm in Precious Metals; and “DLITR,” or don’t let it turn red, in the “Dow Jones Propaganda Average – can’t convince you that “something’s afoot,” I don’t know what will.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/parabolic-monetary-madness-final-nail-europes-coffin-15373" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 19:18:27 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15373 at http://www.silverseek.com Largest Primary Silver Mine Productivity Falls To Lowest Ever http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/largest-primary-silver-mine-productivity-falls-lowest-ever-15370 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The largest primary silver mine in the world saw its average yield fall to the lowest level ever in 2015. Matter-a-fact, the primary silver mine’s yield fell nearly 16% compared to last year. This is a substantial decline in productivity from the world’s largest mine in Mexico that starting production in 1824. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, March 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The largest primary silver mine in the world saw its average yield fall to the lowest level ever in 2015.&nbsp; Matter-a-fact, the primary silver mine’s yield fell nearly 16% compared to last year.&nbsp; This is a substantial decline in productivity from the world’s largest mine in Mexico that starting production in 1824.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/largest-primary-silver-mine-productivity-falls-lowest-ever-15370" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 03:07:04 +0000 SRSrocco 15370 at http://www.silverseek.com The Ugliest Economic Data I've Ever Seen - Just Got Uglier! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/ugliest-economic-data-ive-ever-seen-just-got-uglier-15368 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ah, the “short squeeze”; i.e., the epitome of what’s wrong with Wall Street-polluted, derivative-dominated “markets.” The bane of capitalism, it allows people to “borrow” what they don’t have, for the purposes of pushing prices down. Like everything else Wall Streets’ cancerous derivative machine peddles – particularly since 1999’s elimination of Glass-Steagall – shorting is often done illegally, and always on leverage. I, for one, believe the deleterious impacts shorting has on capital formation, market volatility, and economic perception far outweighs the positive of “liquidity” and speculative alternatives. Moreover, more money is lost on “short squeezes” – particularly when catalyzed by overt or covert “intervention” – than any other market phenomenon. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, March 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Ah, the “short squeeze”; i.e., the epitome of what’s wrong with Wall Street-polluted, derivative-dominated “markets.” The bane of capitalism, it allows people to “borrow” what they don’t have, for the purposes of pushing prices down. Like everything else Wall Streets’ cancerous derivative machine peddles – particularly since 1999’s elimination of Glass-Steagall – shorting is often done illegally, and always on leverage.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/ugliest-economic-data-ive-ever-seen-just-got-uglier-15368" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:38:12 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15368 at http://www.silverseek.com Admiral Sprott Rides Again! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/admiral-sprott-rides-again-15363 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early Monday morning, and I have LOTS to speak about. However, I could not forsake my spiritual side if I ignored yesterday’s passing of Pat Conroy – in my view, one of America’s greatest writers. An “army brat” that wound up in South Carolina at age 16, and never left until passing at 70, his brand of colorful, imaginative, and horrifyingly truth-inspired novels are amongst the most impactful I’ve read – from the Great Santini; to the Lords of Discipline; the Prince of Tides; and perhaps his best, Beach Music; Pat Conroy unquestionably shaped a small part of what I am. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, March 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Monday morning, and I have LOTS to speak about. However, I could not forsake my spiritual side if I ignored yesterday’s passing of Pat Conroy – in my view, one of America’s greatest writers.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/admiral-sprott-rides-again-15363" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 16:57:55 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15363 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - March 4, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-march-4-2016-15355 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - March 4, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-march-4-2016-15355" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 04 Mar 2016 20:16:57 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15355 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - February 26, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-february-26-2016-15334 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - February 26, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-february-26-2016-15334" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 20:15:05 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15334 at http://www.silverseek.com Deliverable Silver Stocks At The COMEX Reach Historic Low http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/deliverable-silver-stocks-comex-reach-historic-low-15331 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to the CME Groups recent release, Comex Registered Silver inventories reached an all time low yesterday. The Registered Silver inventories are those stocks ready to be delivered into the market. Looking at the data put out by Sharlynx.com, Registered Silver Inventories haven’t been this low going back to the 1970’s. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, February 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">According to the CME Groups recent release, Comex Registered Silver inventories reached an all time low yesterday.&nbsp; The Registered Silver inventories are those stocks ready to be delivered into the market.&nbsp; Looking at the data put out by Sharlynx.com, Registered Silver Inventories haven’t been this low going back to the 1970’s.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/deliverable-silver-stocks-comex-reach-historic-low-15331" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 03:13:43 +0000 SRSrocco 15331 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-15318 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the early part of Precious Metal bullmarkets, gold performs better than silver, but in the latter part silver outperforms gold. The reason is that the early part of bullmarkets in the sector are characterized by more serious and sober value oriented investors, whereas the latter part is characterized by momentum traders and speculators trying to make a fast buck, and they are attracted by the high leverage of silver relative to gold. This is the reason that the giant ramp in silver in the opening months of 2011 to a final parabolic slingshot peak in April - May signaled that it was all over, many months before gold itself topped out. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, February 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">In the early part of Precious Metal bullmarkets, gold performs better than silver, but in the latter part silver outperforms gold. The reason is that the early part of bullmarkets in the sector are characterized by more serious and sober value oriented investors, whereas the latter part is characterized by momentum traders and speculators trying to make a fast buck, and they are attracted by the high leverage of silver relative to gold.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-15318" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 21 Feb 2016 20:02:06 +0000 Clive Maund 15318 at http://www.silverseek.com Analyst Mistaken: World Silver Production Did Not Rise In 2015, It Declined http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/analyst-mistaken-world-silver-production-did-not-rise-2015-it-declined-15317 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Louis Cammarosano, who runs Smaulgld website, took the data from the USGS 2016 Silver Report as Gospel. Unfortunately, the figures in the USGS 2016 Silver Report are estimates. The USGS will revise these figures and show a decline in global silver production in 2015. Why? Because I have the actual data from the various government websites that show declines, not increases. Furthermore, I have email exchanges and speak with the USGS silver specialist and know that the information is only preliminary and should not be viewed as accurate. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, February 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">There was a recent report stating that global silver production increased in 2015.&nbsp; Sadly to say, it was wrong.&nbsp; World silver production did not rise in 2015, it declined.&nbsp; The folks at Smaulgld.com put out an article yesterday titled, <a href="https://smaulgld.com/global-silver-mining-production-increases-in-2015/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000000;"><em><strong>Global Silver Mining Production Increases In 2015</strong></em></span></a>.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">In the article Smaulgld stated the following:</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/analyst-mistaken-world-silver-production-did-not-rise-2015-it-declined-15317" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 21 Feb 2016 18:49:07 +0000 SRSrocco 15317 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - February 19, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-february-19-2016-15315 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - February 19, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-february-19-2016-15315" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 20:19:32 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15315 at http://www.silverseek.com Miles Franklin’s Mission Statement http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/miles-franklin%E2%80%99s-mission-statement-15310 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sorry, but I need to take a week off from the Audioblog, as my head is about to explode. Scripting – and reading – Audioblogs is a highly mentally-intensive process; and given that I am taping seven podcasts this week alone; and writing five articles, including this one, there’s isn’t a heck of a lot going on that I haven’t discussed already, in great detail. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, February 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Sorry, but I need to take a week off from the Audioblog, as my head is about to explode. Scripting – and reading – Audioblogs is a highly mentally-intensive process; and given that I am taping seven podcasts this week alone; and writing five articles, including this one, there’s isn’t a heck of a lot going on that I haven’t discussed already, in great detail.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/miles-franklin%E2%80%99s-mission-statement-15310" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:20:07 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15310 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver and Gold Soar as Wall Street Tastes Fear, Monthly Silver Stock Updates http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-gold-soar-wall-street-tastes-fear-monthly-silver-stock-updates-15306 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I have been receiving questions about is it too late and should one buy here. Long-term these prices are extremely depressed but short-term there is a good possibility of a consolidation. A pullback would be a welcome buying opportunity in the coming weeks. Lots of positive news out of some of our favorite gold-silver stocks and my top holdings, many have seen their share prices shoot up 50%-100%-200% or more! Here are some recent updates on some key junior stocks which continue to outperform their peers: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, February 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small; color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Cambria;"><span style="font-size: medium;">2016 is starting off with a bang! Wall Street is learning quickly that steady years of market gains can evaporate in weeks and that unchecked complacency can be costly without proper insurance. Fear has returned to the markets which is shocking many confused investors.</span></span></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-gold-soar-wall-street-tastes-fear-monthly-silver-stock-updates-15306" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 16:38:48 +0000 Peter Spina 15306 at http://www.silverseek.com Neo's Revenge - And We Are Neo! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/neos-revenge-and-we-are-neo-15302 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As I awoke today, following yesterday’s “President’s Day Desperation” Cartel raid – in which, starting the second markets opened Sunday night, paper gold was taken down $50/oz amidst some of the most violently PM-bullish news flow imaginable (collapsing Chinese imports and exports, imploding Japanese GDP, Greek riots, and escalating Middle East tensions), the movie clip that kept popping into my head was “Neo’s the One” from the Matrix, in which Keanu Reeves’ character, after having been endlessly intimidated and terrorized by Mr. Smith, realizes he has the power; and thus, cannot be defeated. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, February 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">When I started at Miles Franklin 4½ years ago – just after dollar-priced gold’s <em>temporary </em>peak of $1,920/oz – my articles, then called “rants,” featured numerous cultural references. Particularly, favorite movie clips – providing analogues to the current economic environment.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/neos-revenge-and-we-are-neo-15302" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 20:20:09 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15302 at http://www.silverseek.com NIRP vs. Gold, Part VI - The Horrific End Game of A Cashless Cociety http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nirp-vs-gold-part-vi-horrific-end-game-cashless-cociety-15300 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The primary goal of the Miles Franklin Blog is empowering readers with truth, and preparing them for the difficult journey on the road to financial salvation. In my case, as a Precious Metal “newbie” 14 years ago, Richard Russell, Jim Sinclair, and Bill Murphy were my principal “spiritual guides”; each providing aspects of financial truth to digest – like what was wrong with the economy, why it had occurred, and what was the ultimate end game. And in Murphy’s case, how markets were rigged to delay said end game; particularly gold and silver – which have been (ultimately, unsuccessfully) suppressed in dozens of fiat currency Ponzi schemes throughout history. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, February 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The primary goal of the <em>Miles Franklin Blog </em>is <em>empowering </em>readers with truth, and <em>preparing </em>them for the difficult journey on the road to financial salvation.&nbsp; In my case, as a Precious Metal “newbie” 14 years ago, Richard Russell, Jim Sinclair, and Bill Murphy were my principal “spiritual guides”; each providing aspects of financial truth to digest – like what was wrong with the economy, why it had occurred, and what was the ultimate end game.&nbsp; And in Murphy’s case, how markets were rigged to delay said end game; particular</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nirp-vs-gold-part-vi-horrific-end-game-cashless-cociety-15300" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:18:55 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15300 at http://www.silverseek.com The U.S. Continues To Import Record Volumes Of Silver http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/us-continues-import-record-volumes-silver-15296 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According the most recent official data, the U.S. continues to import record volumes of silver. This is quite interesting because retail physical silver investment and industrial demand dropped off toward the end of the year. After the huge spike in physical silver investment from July to September, demand cooled down in October and November. Thus, silver imports into the United States also declined during those months. However, something changed in December. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, February 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">According the most recent official data, the U.S. continues to import record volumes of silver.&nbsp; This is quite interesting because retail physical silver investment and industrial demand dropped off toward the end of the year.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">After the huge spike in physical silver investment from July to September, demand cooled down in October and November.&nbsp; Thus, silver imports into the United States also declined during those months.&nbsp; However, something changed in December.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/us-continues-import-record-volumes-silver-15296" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:37:52 +0000 SRSrocco 15296 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - February 12, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-february-12-2016-15294 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - February 12, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-february-12-2016-15294" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:14:58 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15294 at http://www.silverseek.com Chinks In The Fed's Armor? Try Gaping Holes! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/chinks-feds-armor-try-gaping-holes-15289 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Wednesday morning at 8:30 AM EST – just after Janet Yellen’s prepared remarks were released, ahead of her 10:00 AM EST “Humphrey-Hawkins” semi-annual Congressional testimony. They haven’t yet been published on Zero Hedge, although they’ve certainly been disseminated – and gold’s initial reaction was to modestly rise; which is a very good sign, as such appearances have been “key Cartel attack events” for as long as I can remember. Of course, the day’s young yet – so don’t be surprised if the Cartel attacks in the coming hours, trying to convince the world the Fed is in control, financial markets are undervalued, and Precious Metals’ year-starting surge was just a “flash in the pan.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, February 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Wednesday morning at 8:30 AM EST – just after Janet Yellen’s prepared remarks were released, ahead of her 10:00 AM EST “Humphrey-Hawkins” semi-annual Congressional testimony. They haven’t yet been published on Zero Hedge, although they’ve certainly been disseminated – and gold’s initial reaction was to modestly rise; which is a very good sign, as such appearances have been “key Cartel attack events” for as long as I can remember.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/chinks-feds-armor-try-gaping-holes-15289" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:08:42 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15289 at http://www.silverseek.com Deutschebank On The Verge Of Taking Down The Entire Global Monetary System http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/deutschebank-verge-taking-down-entire-global-monetary-system-15282 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How much clearer can I be that we are already amidst the “Big One” – with NO CHANCE of turning back? And that, barring a global PPT miracle in the next 24 hours, the answer to the question I posed on Saturday – i.e., “will Wednesday be the long-awaited Yellen Reversal?” – is decidedly YES! Not that she’ll join the ECB and BOJ at negative interest rates at tomorrow’s Humphrey-Hawkins Congressional testimony, of course. No, that will come shortly thereafter; perhaps, at an “emergency” session – in the coming months (or weeks), depending on how successful said PPT efforts are. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, February 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">How much clearer can I be that we are <em>already </em>amidst the “Big One” – with NO CHANCE of turning back? And that, barring a global PPT miracle in the next 24 hours, the answer to the question I posed on Saturday – i.e., “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/will-wednesday-be-the-long-awaited-yellen-reversal"><span style="color: #000000;">will Wednesday be the long-awaited Yellen Reversal</span></a>?” – is decidedly YES! Not that she’ll join the ECB and BOJ at negative interest rates at tomorrow’s Humphrey-Hawkins Congressional testimony, of course.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/deutschebank-verge-taking-down-entire-global-monetary-system-15282" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:32:42 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15282 at http://www.silverseek.com Will Wednesday Be The Long-Awaited "Yellen Reversal?" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/will-wednesday-be-long-awaited-yellen-reversal-15275 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Those following me closely know I never attempt to “call” the Precious Metals bottom. Nor, more broadly speaking, when manipulative control of not just gold and silver, but the rapidly thinning veneer of “stability” the powers that be have cast over economic trends and financial markets, will be (permanently) destroyed. However, in the past three weeks or so, I have decidedly changed my tune – in no longer stating that it’s “coming”’; but to the contrary, that this point has been reached – NOW. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, February 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Those following me closely know I never attempt to “call” the Precious Metals bottom. Nor, more broadly speaking, <em>when </em>manipulative control of not just gold and silver, but the rapidly thinning veneer of “stability” the powers that be have cast over economic trends and financial markets, will be (permanently) destroyed. However, in the past three weeks or so, I have decidedly changed my tune – in no longer stating that it’s “coming”’; but to the contrary, that this point has been reached – NOW.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/will-wednesday-be-long-awaited-yellen-reversal-15275" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:43:41 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15275 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-15272 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Like gold, the bearmarket in silver should be brought to an end by the dollar breaking down, and especially the powers that be resorting to massive global QE in a last desperate effort to beat back the forces of deflation caused by gargantuan debts that are strangling the life out the world economy. Since you cannot beat the problems caused by debt by creating more debt, the end result of this will be the ruin associated with hyperinflation – and you don’t to be a genius to work out what will happen to the prices of both gold and silver when that happens. The timing of the launch of the big global QE program will determine when gold and silver really take off in a big way, but it cannot be far off. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, February 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Like gold, the bearmarket in silver should be brought to an end by the dollar breaking down, and especially the powers that be resorting to massive global QE in a last desperate effort to beat back the forces of deflation caused by gargantuan debts that are strangling the life out the world economy. Since you cannot beat the problems caused by debt by creating more debt, the end result of this will be the ruin associated with hyperinflation – and you don’t to be a genius to work out what will happen to the prices of both gold and silver when that happens.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-15272" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:00:40 +0000 Clive Maund 15272 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - February 5, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-february-5-2016-15270 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - February 5, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-february-5-2016-15270" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:18:26 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15270 at http://www.silverseek.com Quantitative Failure http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/quantitative-failure-15261 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I’m not going to bore you with the entire, sordid litany of today’s “horrible headlines” – other than to focus on the epic, historic collapse of crude oil prices. Which, 15 months ago, when I penned “crashing oil prices portend unspeakable horrors, have plunged from $81/bbl to today’s $30/bbl – potentially, enroute to the $10-$25/bbl range they traded at over the entirety of my career as a Wall Street oilfield services, equipment, and drilling analyst, from 1996-2005. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, February 3rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I’m not going to bore you with the entire, sordid litany of today’s “horrible headlines” – other than to focus on the epic, historic collapse of crude oil prices.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/quantitative-failure-15261" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:23:10 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15261 at http://www.silverseek.com Japanese NIRP - Not Even Close To The Most PM-Bullish News! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/japanese-nirp-not-even-close-most-pm-bullish-news-15255 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First off, I’m proud to say that the debut stop of my nationwide “Q&amp;A rap session tour” with Andy Schectman, here in the Denver/Boulder area, was a rousing success. Consequently, we are immediately planning our next stops. Which, if you believe you can facilitate – by either bringing together a group of interested individuals; or helping us secure a suitable, cost-effective venue – would greatly influence our choice of the next city to visit. Separately, Andy Schectman’s nationwide speaking tour with Jim Sinclair and Bill Holter is set to hit Tampa, Florida on February 21st. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, February 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">First off, I’m proud to say that the debut stop of my nationwide “Q&amp;A rap session tour” with Andy Schectman, here in the Denver/Boulder area, was a rousing success. Consequently, we are immediately planning our next stops. Which, if you believe you can facilitate – by either bringing together a group of interested individuals; or helping us secure a suitable, cost-effective venue – would greatly influence our choice of the next city to visit.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/japanese-nirp-not-even-close-most-pm-bullish-news-15255" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:36:08 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15255 at http://www.silverseek.com IT BEGINS… Primary Silver Mining Company To Cut Production 25% In 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/it-begins%E2%80%A6-primary-silver-mining-company-cut-production-25-2016-15250 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The low price of silver has finally claimed is first victim. Endeavour Silver announced that it will cut silver production by 25% in 2016. The company has three mines working in Mexico and will produce 7.2 million oz (Moz) of silver in 2015. However, Endeavour plans to shut down production of one of their mines by the end of 2016 and put it on care and maintenance. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The low price of silver has finally claimed is first victim.&nbsp; Endeavour Silver announced that it will cut silver production by 25% in 2016.&nbsp; The company has three mines working in Mexico and will produce 7.2 million oz (Moz) of silver in 2015.&nbsp; However, Endeavour plans to shut down production of one of their mines by the end of 2016 and put it on care and maintenance.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/it-begins%E2%80%A6-primary-silver-mining-company-cut-production-25-2016-15250" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 03:49:10 +0000 SRSrocco 15250 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - January 29, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-january-29-2016-15248 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - January 29, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-january-29-2016-15248" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:16:22 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15248 at http://www.silverseek.com Troubling Turnover http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/troubling-turnover-15246 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The turnover or physical movement of metal brought into or taken out of the COMEX silver warehouses literally exploded over the last three weeks, as nearly 22 million ounces were moved and total inventories fell 4.5 million ounces, to 156.9 million ounces. I can recall only a few weeks over the past five years where more silver was physically moved. Please remember that I am speaking of physical movement and not paper work changes of metal being reclassified between the registered and eligible COMEX categories, on which so much is written. Physical turnover is just that – metal taken from warehouses and put on trucks and metal taken off trucks and put into the COMEX warehouses. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-line-height-alt: 1.0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;">The turnover or physical movement of metal brought into or taken out of the COMEX silver warehouses literally exploded over the last three weeks, as nearly 22 million ounces were moved and total inventories fell 4.5 million ounces, to 156.9 million ounces. I can recall only a few weeks over the past five years where more silver was physically moved.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/troubling-turnover-15246" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:32:36 +0000 Theodore Butler 15246 at http://www.silverseek.com "Central Banks In Focus" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/central-banks-focus-15234 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Considering the world is amidst a generational economic and financial calamity, the media has eerily silent this weekend. Perhaps “Snowzilla” slowed down a few old school commuters; whilst the rest watched the Broncos snuff out the hated Patriots, despite the absolutely incredible fortitude, and unworldly skill level, of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. Or perhaps it’s just an “eye of the storm” phenomenon, as many “checked out” for two blissfully ignorant days, following four weeks of unrelenting political, economic, and financial hell. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, January 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Considering the world is amidst a generational economic and financial calamity, the media has eerily silent this weekend. Perhaps “Snowzilla” slowed down a few old school commuters; whilst the rest watched the Broncos snuff out the hated Patriots, despite the absolutely incredible fortitude, and unworldly skill level, of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. Or perhaps it’s just an “eye of the storm” phenomenon, as many “checked out” for two blissfully ignorant days, following four weeks of unrelenting political, economic, and financial hell.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/central-banks-focus-15234" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:40:50 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15234 at http://www.silverseek.com The Coming Perfect Storm In Silver http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/coming-perfect-storm-silver-15231 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s a coming Perfect Storm in silver as surging demand will overwhelm falling supply. The beginning stages of this storm are already forming, getting ready to converge when the conditions are right. The timing of this storm will occur as the Fed and Central Banks lose control over the massive debt propping up the entire system. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, January 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">There’s a coming Perfect Storm in silver as surging demand will overwhelm falling supply.&nbsp; The beginning stages of this storm are already forming, getting ready to converge when the conditions are right.&nbsp; The timing of this storm will occur as the Fed and Central Banks lose control over the massive debt propping up the entire system.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/coming-perfect-storm-silver-15231" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 02:45:48 +0000 SRSrocco 15231 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - January 22, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-january-22-2016-15228 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - January 22, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-january-22-2016-15228" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 20:18:10 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15228 at http://www.silverseek.com If You Are A Silver Investor, You Have To See These 3 Charts http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/if-you-are-silver-investor-you-have-see-these-3-charts-15226 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the global stock markets continue to crash, demand for precious metals will continue to increase. Already, the U.S. Mint had to ration Silver Eagles sales due to a shortage of silver blanks. Sales of Silver Eagles in a little more than a week have reached nearly five million oz. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">As the global stock markets continue to crash, demand for precious metals will continue to increase.&nbsp; Already, the U.S. Mint had to ration Silver Eagles sales due to a shortage of silver blanks.&nbsp; Sales of Silver Eagles in a little more than a week have reached nearly five million oz.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/if-you-are-silver-investor-you-have-see-these-3-charts-15226" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 02:57:55 +0000 SRSrocco 15226 at http://www.silverseek.com What Next? Framing the Evolving Macro-Financial Crisis http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/what-next-framing-evolving-macro-financial-crisis-15224 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hi, everyone, it&#039;s Jeff, here. I am pleased, and it&#039;s an honor to be here with John Rubino, and many of you know him. John runs DollarCollapse.com. It&#039;s an excellent ongoing commentary, covering the unfolding macro-financial/currency crisis. He&#039;s a contributor, a long time contributor, to CFA magazine, the CFA is the Association for Financial Professionals, if you haven&#039;t heard of it. He&#039;s been on wall street. He has an MBA in finance. He&#039;s a Eurodollar trader, equity analyst, and he became a columnist for thestreet.com, among many other publications. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="ImageBlock ImageBlockRight"><span style="color: #000000;"><img src="http://www.silver-coin-investor.com/images/230xNxRubinoforSCI.png.pagespeed.ic.Lj_Moxlyc_.jpg" width="230" data-pin-media="http://www.silver-coin-investor.com/images/RubinoforSCI.png" /></span><span style="color: #000000;"> <br /></span></div><p><span style="font-size: 17px; color: #000000;"><strong>John Rubino, of&nbsp;<a href="http://dollarcollapse.com/"><span style="font-size: 17px; color: #000000;">DollarCollapse.com</span></a>&nbsp;joins us to discuss these issues …and much more…</strong></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/what-next-framing-evolving-macro-financial-crisis-15224" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:46:43 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15224 at http://www.silverseek.com "Countdown To The End" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/countdown-end-15219 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Which do you think is more likely? That the U.S. gained 292,000 jobs in December – let alone, “breadwinner” jobs that enable “employees” to pay their bills? Or that China’s GDP grew by 6.8% in 2015? As trust me, with a “GDP” second only to the U.S., and nearly three times that of Japan, the “emerging market” ship sailed long ago. In other words, it’s nearly impossible that China will ever grow by 6.8%; let alone now, amidst the bursting of its historic, unprecedented economic bubble. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Which do you think is more likely? That the U.S. gained 292,000 jobs in December – let alone, “breadwinner” jobs that enable “employees” to pay their bills? Or that China’s GDP grew by 6.8% in 2015? As trust me, with a “GDP” second only to the U.S., and nearly three times that of Japan, the “emerging market” ship sailed long ago. In other words, it’s nearly impossible that China will <em>ever </em>grow by 6.8%; let alone now, amidst the bursting of its historic, unprecedented economic bubble.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/countdown-end-15219" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:47:55 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15219 at http://www.silverseek.com Well Janet...We're Waiting! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/well-janetwere-waiting-15217 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early Saturday morning, and I have compiled nine pages of “horrible headline” in the past 48 hours alone; which I must condense, to summarize this week’s collapse of global trade, economic data, and financial markets – notwithstanding Thursdays half-hearted, pathetically obvious attempt to “slow the tsunami” via PPT-stock goosing and Cartel Precious Metal attacks. Which I can easily accomplish with four simple words; i.e, “well, Janet…we’re waiting.” For the “Yellen Reversal”, that is – that I predicted 15 months ago, when the Fed pretended to end QE. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, January 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Saturday morning, and I have compiled <em>nine pages</em> of “horrible headline” in the past 48 hours alone; which I must condense, to summarize this week’s collapse of global trade, economic data, and financial markets – notwithstanding Thursdays half-hearted, pathetically obvious attempt to “slow the tsunami” via PPT-stock goosing and Cartel Precious Metal attacks.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/well-janetwere-waiting-15217" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 22:06:08 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15217 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - January 15, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-january-15-2016-15214 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - January 15, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-january-15-2016-15214" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:15:54 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15214 at http://www.silverseek.com The Very, Very "Last To Go" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/very-very-last-go-15207 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I’ve spent 14 years studying, observing, and analyzing the manipulation of financial markets – particularly, Precious Metals, given how much I have invested, both personally and professionally. In fact, the reason I’m here today, at of the world’s best Precious Metal blogs, is my long-time association with GATA – culminating with Eric Sprott himself personally thanking me for my efforts, during his keynote speech at GATA’s 2011 London Conference. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, January 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I’ve spent 14 years studying, observing, and analyzing the manipulation of financial markets – particularly, Precious Metals, given how much I have invested, both personally and professionally. In fact, the reason I’m here today, at of the world’s best Precious Metal blogs, is my long-time association with GATA – culminating with Eric Sprott himself personally thanking me for my efforts, during his keynote speech at GATA’s 2011 London Conference.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/very-very-last-go-15207" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:01:58 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15207 at http://www.silverseek.com BREAKING NEWS: Mexico’s Silver Production Declined Over Past Two Years http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/breaking-news-mexico%E2%80%99s-silver-production-declined-over-past-two-years-15205 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a surprising update, the world largest silver producer actually experienced a decline in silver mine supply over the past two years. This is quite remarkable as several analysts and official sources reported or perceived that Mexico continued to shown an increase in silver production. I wrote about this in my precious article, Biggest Silver Supply Losers for 2015. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, January 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">In a surprising update, the world largest silver producer actually experienced a decline in silver mine supply over the past two years.&nbsp; This is quite remarkable as several analysts and official sources reported or perceived that Mexico continued to shown an increase in silver production.&nbsp; I wrote about this in my precious article, <a href="https://srsroccoreport.com/biggest-silver-supply-losers-for-2015/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000000;"><em><strong>Biggest Silver Supply Losers for 2015</strong></em></span></a>.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/breaking-news-mexico%E2%80%99s-silver-production-declined-over-past-two-years-15205" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 05:19:19 +0000 SRSrocco 15205 at http://www.silverseek.com Eureka Moment http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/eureka-moment-15202 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over the past month, there have been at least three separate occasions in which silver rallied sharply in a single day, only to lose most of those gains the next day. On another occasion silver rallied over several days, only to lose its gains in one day. This is highly unusual price behavior, even for silver, the world’s most manipulated market. There are no legitimate supply/demand explanations for this kind of erratic price behavior. It always comes down to who’s tapping who on the COMEX - check that - it always comes down to how the commercials are tapping the technical funds. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 336.75pt;"><span style="line-height: 107%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;">Over the past month, there have been at least three separate occasions in which silver rallied sharply in a single day, only to lose most of those gains the next day. On another occasion silver rallied over several days, only to lose its gains in one day. This is highly unusual price behavior, even for silver, the world’s <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">most</strong> manipulated market.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/eureka-moment-15202" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 15:56:32 +0000 Theodore Butler 15202 at http://www.silverseek.com "We Were Wrong" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/we-were-wrong-15201 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This just isn’t fair! I mean, there are so much, dramatically escalating, exponentially expanding “horrible headlines” to discuss, I could literally tape a 30 minute Audioblog each day, and still not appropriately cover all the terrifying, wildly Precious Metals-bullish material. Especially following a weekend, when in this case I have 48 hours of new material since my last article. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">This just isn’t fair! I mean, there are so much, dramatically escalating, exponentially expanding “horrible headlines” to discuss, I could literally tape a 30 minute Audioblog <em>each day</em>, and <em>still </em>not appropriately cover all the terrifying, wildly Precious Metals-bullish material. Especially following a weekend, when in this case I have <em>48 hours </em>of new material since my last article.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/we-were-wrong-15201" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:10:45 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15201 at http://www.silverseek.com An Atoll In A Tsunami http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/atoll-tsunami-15198 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Since Thursday’s must hear Audioblog, the global economic situation has weakened dramatically – as the equity market’s worst-ever start to a New Year; following its worst-ever year-end; has been matched only by the horrifying collapses of commodities; high yield bonds; and last but not least, currencies – as China’s loss of control of not only its stock market, but “offshore Yuan” trading, has – per the title of Thursday’s article, “set the stage for a global currency catastrophe.” To that end, I have gathered six pages of “horrible headlines” in the past 48 hours alone – which I’ll simply list here, in the interest of brevity. Followed by today’s principal topic, as “teased” by today’s article title. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, January 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Since Thursday’s <a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/audioblog-132-fiat-ponzi-history-is-occurring-so-protect-yourself-now"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>must hear</em></span></a><em> </em>Audioblog, the global economic situation has weakened dramatically – as the equity market’s worst-ever start to a New Year; following its worst-ever year-end; has been matched only by the horrifying collapses of commodities; high yield bonds; and last but not least, currencies – as China’s loss of control of not only its stock market, but “offshore Yuan” trading, has –</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/atoll-tsunami-15198" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:50:58 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15198 at http://www.silverseek.com IT’S TRUE…. The U.S. Peaked In Silver Production 100 Long Years Ago http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/it%E2%80%99s-true%E2%80%A6-us-peaked-silver-production-100-long-years-ago-15195 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There continues to be a lot of misinformation on the internet, even on the alternative media. So, I thought I set the record straight. Yes, it’s true…. the facts show that the U.S. peaked in silver production a century ago. That’s correct, 100 years ago. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, January 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">There continues to be a lot of misinformation on the internet, even on the alternative media.&nbsp; So, I thought I set the record straight.&nbsp; Yes, it’s true…. the facts show that the U.S. peaked in silver production a century ago.&nbsp; That’s correct, 100 years ago.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/it%E2%80%99s-true%E2%80%A6-us-peaked-silver-production-100-long-years-ago-15195" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 03:35:16 +0000 SRSrocco 15195 at http://www.silverseek.com U.S. Silver Production Drops Significantly Again In October… Has Peak Silver Arrived? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/us-silver-production-drops-significantly-again-october%E2%80%A6-has-peak-silver-arrived-15194 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After U.S. silver production declined nearly 20% in September (y.o.y), this continued again in October. According to the USGS Silver Mineral Industry Survey, silver production in the U.S. fell to 84.6 metric tons (mt) in October compared to 103 mt during the same month in 2014. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, January 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">After U.S. silver production declined nearly 20% in September (y.o.y), this continued again in October.&nbsp; According to the USGS Silver Mineral Industry Survey, silver production in the U.S. fell to 84.6 metric tons (mt) in October compared to 103 mt during the same month in 2014.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">As we can see in the chart below, U.S. silver production in 2015 starting to fall lower in July compared to the much higher trend last year:</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/us-silver-production-drops-significantly-again-october%E2%80%A6-has-peak-silver-arrived-15194" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 03:56:42 +0000 SRSrocco 15194 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - January 8, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-january-8-2016-15192 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - January 8, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-january-8-2016-15192" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 20:16:58 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15192 at http://www.silverseek.com GOLD & SILVER: Up In A Sea of Red… Get Used To Days Like This http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-silver-sea-red%E2%80%A6-get-used-days-15189 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If we look around the majority of the market today, not much is up besides gold and silver. Not only is the Dow Jones down big time, so are the S&amp;P 500 and Nasdaq. Hell, even oil is lower by more than 2%. What we have here is gold and silver floating up nicely in a sea of RED. Oh, by the way… the U.S. Dollar is down a hefty 100 basis points. Well done. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">If we look around the majority of the market today, not much is up besides gold and silver.&nbsp; Not only is the Dow Jones down big time, so are the S&amp;P 500 and Nasdaq.&nbsp; Hell, even oil is lower by more than 2%.&nbsp; What we have here is gold and silver floating up nicely in a sea of RED.&nbsp; Oh, by the way… the U.S. Dollar is down a hefty 100 basis points.&nbsp; Well done.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-silver-sea-red%E2%80%A6-get-used-days-15189" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 04:01:59 +0000 SRSrocco 15189 at http://www.silverseek.com PBOC Loses Control Of Yuan Peg, Setting The Stage For A Global Currency Catastrophe http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/pboc-loses-control-yuan-peg-setting-stage-global-currency-catastrophe-15185 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early Wednesday morning, with gold up $14oz; silver up $0.15/oz; and “everything else” – from oil (Brent crude at 2004 lows!), to base metals, equities, junk bonds, and Treasury yields crashing. Whilst, in the wake of yesterday’s “crashing currency cornucopia” article – countless currencies, “commodity” or otherwise, are freefalling. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, January 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Wednesday morning, with gold up $14oz; silver up $0.15/oz; and “everything else” – from oil (Brent crude at <em>2004 lows</em>!), to base metals, equities, junk bonds, and Treasury yields crashing. Whilst, in the wake of yesterday’s “crashing currency cornucopia” article – countless currencies, “commodity” or otherwise, are <em>freefalling</em>.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/pboc-loses-control-yuan-peg-setting-stage-global-currency-catastrophe-15185" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 21:03:09 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15185 at http://www.silverseek.com Comex Registered Silver Inventories Plunge Nearly 10% In One Day http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/comex-registered-silver-inventories-plunge-nearly-10-one-day-15182 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Again, something very strange is happening here. The Comex continues to see a drain of its Registered Silver inventories (for delivery), while the SHFE inventories are showing a rapid increase. It will be interesting to see what happens to the silver inventories at these two exchanges over the next 6 months. If Comex Registered Silver inventories continue to fall (just like the Gold Registered inventories), this could spell more trouble for the highly leveraged paper based precious metal markets going forward. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">In a stunning development, the Comex Registered Silver inventories experienced a large one day decline yesterday.&nbsp; Nearly 10% of total Comex Registered Silver inventories were removed from the exchange on the last day of the year and reported on Jan 4th.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">According to the CME Group’s Metal Depository Statistics, 3.5 million ounces (Moz) of Registered Silver Inventories were withdrawn and transferred to the Eligible category:</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/comex-registered-silver-inventories-plunge-nearly-10-one-day-15182" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 04:26:14 +0000 SRSrocco 15182 at http://www.silverseek.com Crashing Currency Cornucopia http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/crashing-currency-cornucopia-15180 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quite the ugly start to 2016 – which, when all is said and done, may well yield the most tumultuous, and dangerous, political, economic, and social developments of our lifetimes. Sure, the PPT “dead ringer’d” and “hail mary’d” yesterday’s Dow losses to a mere 276 points. And yes, gold’s gains were held to just 1% – having been stopped at exactly the 10:00 AM “key attack time #1; by a patented “Cartel Herald” algorithm; at exactly the Cartel’s “ultimate upside limit of 2.0%.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Quite the ugly start to 2016 – which, when all is said and done, may well yield the most tumultuous, and dangerous, political, economic, and social developments of our lifetimes. Sure, the PPT “dead ringer’d” and “hail mary’d” yesterday’s Dow losses to a mere 276 points.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/crashing-currency-cornucopia-15180" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 20:18:32 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15180 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - January 4, 2016 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-january-4-2016-15176 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - January 4, 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, January 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-january-4-2016-15176" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 20:16:39 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15176 at http://www.silverseek.com Ask Yourself... http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/ask-yourself-15175 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ask yourself, is there something wrong when stock markets are “supported” every second of every day, yet not only end the year lower – for the first time since 2008 – but with the worst “breadth” in decades. To wit, following Friday’s bloodbath of an “anti-Santa Claus rally,” the Dow, S&amp;P, and Russell all ended the year lower – with the average U.S. stock down 20% from its highs; i.e., in bear market territory. Then again, such a “breadth anomaly” is hardly surprising, given that outside the U.S., the average stock market was down as well – and far more so, when priced in U.S. dollars. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, January 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Now that the “transition year” between economic purgatory and hell is over, ask yourself exactly what happened in 2015, and what it means.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/ask-yourself-15175" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:56:07 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15175 at http://www.silverseek.com Oil Alone Will Destroy "The Powers That Be" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/oil-alone-will-destroy-powers-be-15171 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On this, my last article of 2015, we’ll start with the “ugly preliminaries” of my final economic snapshot of the year – followed by an uplifting end, per a wonderful, life-affirming experience I enjoyed last night. And ultimately, a message of hope for truth-seekers the world round, particularly those in the Miles Franklin Blog community. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, December 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">On this, my last article of 2015, we’ll start with the “ugly preliminaries” of my final economic snapshot of the year – followed by an uplifting end, per a wonderful, life-affirming experience I enjoyed last night. And ultimately, a message of hope for truth-seekers the world round, particularly those in the <em>Miles Franklin Blog </em>community.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/oil-alone-will-destroy-powers-be-15171" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 19:32:25 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15171 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - December 28, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-28-2015-15165 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - December 28, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-28-2015-15165" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 20:45:41 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15165 at http://www.silverseek.com Gold Always Has, And Always Will, Win http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-always-has-and-always-will-win-15163 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Given the nation’s exploding deficits – look no further than last week’s historically irresponsible “budget” bill; and what is shaping up to be the worst holiday spending season since 2008; healthcare and defense may well be the only “expanding” sectors in the fourth quarter. Or for that matter, 2016 as a whole. That said, I have to give kudos to the Charlotte Observer, for being the only publication to admit how bad holiday spending has been – in pointing out that a whopping 90% of U.S. retailers are now offering free shipping, to “offset weak holiday sales.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Twas’ the day after Christmas – the warmest in U.S. history, which will only exacerbate an historic energy glut – and not a mainstream “journalist” is stirring, not one single louse.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-always-has-and-always-will-win-15163" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 16:00:40 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15163 at http://www.silverseek.com Your Port In Stormy Seas http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/your-port-stormy-seas-15159 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Wednesday morning, my last article before the long holiday weekend. That said, I’ll be taping my weekly Kerry Lutz, and monthly SGT Report podcasts this morning – so be sure to go to their websites and listen. Consequently, my Cal Ripken-like streak of writing and podcasting continues; and until the Cartel is defeated, and “Economic Mother Nature’s” reigns victorious, the Miles Franklin Blog will continue reporting the TRUTH, and commentating on REALITY. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, December 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Wednesday morning, my last article before the long holiday weekend. That said, I’ll be taping my weekly Kerry Lutz, and monthly SGT Report podcasts this morning – so be sure to go to their websites and listen. Consequently, my Cal Ripken-like streak of writing and podcasting continues; and until the Cartel is defeated, and “Economic Mother Nature’s” reigns victorious, the <em>Miles Franklin Blog</em> will continue reporting the TRUTH, and commentating on REALITY.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/your-port-stormy-seas-15159" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 19:48:06 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15159 at http://www.silverseek.com THE DRAIN CONTINUES: U.S. Exports More Gold To Hong Kong Than It Produces http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/drain-continues-us-exports-more-gold-hong-kong-it-produces-15157 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We know that all of China’s gold mine supply stays in the country, so does the majority of Russia’s. However, Australia and the United States exports the majority of their domestic mine supply. Which means, the East continues to trade worthless fiat money or U.S. Treasuries for gold while the West manufactures more paper derivatives and debt. Unfortunately, this is not a sustainable financial or economic business model for the West. While precious metal investors are frustrated by the low paper price of gold and silver, there is light at the end of the tunnel. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">As the Federal Reserve continues to prop up the highly leveraged debt based financial industry, the flow of U.S. gold heading East picked up significantly.&nbsp; According to the USGS most recently released survey, Hong Kong received 56% of total U.S. gold bullion exports in September.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Actually, U.S. gold bullion shipments to Hong Kong where so large they exceeded its total domestic mine supply in September</strong>:</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/drain-continues-us-exports-more-gold-hong-kong-it-produces-15157" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 01:25:31 +0000 SRSrocco 15157 at http://www.silverseek.com "The World's Smartest People" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/worlds-smartest-people-15155 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I could easily write a small novella about Sunday’s historic Spanish elections – a mere two weeks after equally historic French elections; in both cases, for the first time in decades, breaking up Europe’s equivalent of America’s dysfunctional “two-party system” – as angry socialists, secessionists, anti-Euro, and anti-austerity factions consume the imploding European continent. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Where to start, on this penultimate Tuesday of the year? And by the way, next week I’ll be unveiling my 2015 wrap-up, and 2016 predictions, which should be great fun.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/worlds-smartest-people-15155" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 17:17:54 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15155 at http://www.silverseek.com The "Horrible Headline" That Stands Out Above The Rest http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/horrible-headline-stands-out-above-rest-15150 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s not fair! Whether I write five, three, or two pages of text, there isn’t enough space to cover the runaway train snowballing avalanche out of control pandemic that is the “terminal phase” of history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme. On any given day, there are anywhere from a half dozen to multiple dozen topics worthy of entire articles. Each of which, depicting how close to the “brink” we have come; and how urgent the need to PROTECT YOURSELF, whilst you still can. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s not fair! Whether I write five, three, or two pages of text, there isn’t enough space to cover the <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">runaway train</span> <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">snowballing avalanche</span> <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">out of control pandemic </span>that is the “terminal phase” of history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme. On any given day, there are anywhere from a half dozen to <em>multiple </em>dozen topics worthy of entire articles.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/horrible-headline-stands-out-above-rest-15150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 16:46:30 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15150 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-15147 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver has been somewhat weaker than gold in the recent past and dropped to clear new lows last Monday, as we can see on its 6-month chart below, but this should not come as a surprise as its recent COT structure has been nowhere near as positive as gold’s, and at the end of a bearmarket or beginning of a bullmarket, gold outperforms silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, December 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Silver has been somewhat weaker than gold in the recent past and dropped to clear new lows last Monday, as we can see on its 6-month chart below, but this should not come as a surprise as its recent COT structure has been nowhere near as positive as gold’s, and at the end of a bearmarket or beginning of a bullmarket, gold outperforms silver.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-15147" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 20 Dec 2015 21:27:10 +0000 Clive Maund 15147 at http://www.silverseek.com Something Broke In The U.S. Silver Market http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/something-broke-us-silver-market-15146 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After looking over all the figures, it seems as if something broke in the U.S. Silver Market this year. By that, I mean the normal supply and demand forces no longer make sense. I believe this stemmed from the massive amount of physical silver investment demand beginning in June as financial and geopolitical events pushed the retail silver market into severe shortages. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, December 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">After looking over all the figures, it seems as if something broke in the U.S. Silver Market this year.&nbsp; By that, I mean the normal supply and demand forces no longer make sense.&nbsp; I believe this stemmed from the massive amount of physical silver investment demand beginning in June as financial and geopolitical events pushed the retail silver market into severe shortages.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/something-broke-us-silver-market-15146" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 20 Dec 2015 03:00:35 +0000 SRSrocco 15146 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - December 18, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-18-2015-15144 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - December 18, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><br /><span><!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-18-2015-15144" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 20:17:25 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15144 at http://www.silverseek.com BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Silver Production Plunges http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/breaking-news-us-silver-production-plunges-15142 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While the Federal Reserve continues to rig the financial markets by way of its insane interest rate policy, U.S. silver production took a big hit in September. How big? Well, let’s just say…. it took me by surprise. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), overall domestic silver production for 2015 has trended lower compared to last year. However, the recent data for September show a much larger decline. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, December 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">While the Federal Reserve continues to rig the financial markets by way of its insane interest rate policy, U.S. silver production took a big hit in September.&nbsp; How big?&nbsp; Well, let’s just say…. it took me by surprise.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), overall domestic silver production for 2015 has trended lower compared to last year.&nbsp; However, the recent data for September show a much larger decline.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/breaking-news-us-silver-production-plunges-15142" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 03:05:31 +0000 SRSrocco 15142 at http://www.silverseek.com The Silence of the Precious Metals Miners http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silence-precious-metals-miners-15139 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As far as the industry, there&#039;s nothing they could do about it right now. Right now, they are ... I see a bunch of these companies. They&#039;re so desperate, they&#039;ll say yeah we badly missed our earnings estimates. We lost tons and tons of money, but the good news is, we&#039;re going to meet our production estimates. No, that&#039;s not good news. It&#039;s not good news to produce more of something that loses you money, but that&#039;s the mindset, the Wall Street mindset, and I don&#039;t think ... Until prices dramatically change, and again, people talk about if the prices go up, they&#039;ll go right up with it. No, they need significant increases so that they make profit, so that they can start investing in the business again. I think they&#039;re really in a trapped mode right now, waiting for prices to dramatically increase. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, December 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><em>Recently, we hosted <a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/category/authors/andrew-hoffman"><span style="color: #000000;">Andy Hoffman of Miles Franklin</span></a> on a live call. I mean "we" literally because I polled the community before the Q&amp;A, so that we could focus on your questions.&nbsp;</em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silence-precious-metals-miners-15139" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 17:57:21 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15139 at http://www.silverseek.com "Dependent" On What? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/dependent-what-15136 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “Twas the night before a (likely) rate hike”; and not a creature,” certainly on Wall Street, or in Washington or the MSM, is the slightest bit worried. After all, the PPT’s day-and-a-half “hail mary” rally has, for now, reversed perception of the reality of a collapsing global economy to the oasis of “recovery” – by goosing the “Dow Jones Propaganda Average” 400 points, amidst an environment of some of the ugliest economic developments to date. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, December 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">“Twas the night before a (likely) rate hike”; and not a creature,” certainly on Wall Street, or in Washington or the MSM, is the slightest bit worried. After all, the PPT’s day-and-a-half “hail mary” rally has, for now, reversed perception of the <em>reality</em> of a collapsing global economy to the <em>oasis </em>of “recovery” – by goosing the “Dow Jones Propaganda Average” 400 points, amidst an environment of some of the ugliest economic developments to date.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/dependent-what-15136" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:11:25 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15136 at http://www.silverseek.com The Worst Global GDP Recession in 50 Years http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/worst-global-gdp-recession-50-years-15131 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Well, it’s “T minus 1” until the most ballyhooed FOMC decision of all time – in which, ironically, they appear to be targeting the “policy error” that will once and for all destroy their “credibility.” So much so, that David Stockman, whose “Great Deformation” concept has shaped my historically bearish economic outlook, had a special conference call last night to discuss the ugly ramifications of the “watershed event” a rate hike will be. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Well, it’s “T minus 1” until the most ballyhooed FOMC decision of all time – in which, ironically, they appear to be <em>targeting </em>the “policy error” that will once and for all destroy their “credibility.” So much so, that David Stockman, whose “Great Deformation” concept has shaped my historically bearish economic outlook, had a special conference call last night to discuss the ugly ramifications of the “watershed event” a rate hike will be. Not that ¼ point has any real <em>economic </em>impact.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/worst-global-gdp-recession-50-years-15131" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 20:11:25 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15131 at http://www.silverseek.com The Imminence of Oblivion http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/imminence-oblivion-15127 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What if the Fed actually were dumb enough to raise rates Wednesday – amidst the “worst global economy of our lifetimes”; and crashing worldwide financial markets – like commodities, junk bonds, currencies, and the majority of equities? In other words, the type of catastrophic conditions that typically cause it to reduce rates? And this, whilst the “dollar” is surging, putting a dagger in already crashing corporate earnings, as competing Central banks – particularly, the ECB and PBOC – are actively taking the “final currency war” thermonuclear? Not to mention, as the fraudulent – and at this point, comically transparent, “recovery” is already one of the weakest in U.S. history? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">What if the Fed actually were dumb enough to raise rates Wednesday – amidst the “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-worst-global-economy-of-our-lifetimes"><span style="color: #000000;">worst global economy of our lifetimes</span></a>”; and crashing worldwide financial markets – like <a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/forget-the-fed-opec-just-sealed-the-global-economys-terrifying-fate"><span style="color: #000000;">commodities</span></a>, <a href="http://sgtreport.com/2015/09/accelerating-junk-bond-collapse-portends-historic-financial-crash/"><span s</a></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/imminence-oblivion-15127" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:22:17 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15127 at http://www.silverseek.com An Unprecedented Circumstance http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/unprecedented-circumstance-15126 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today, I will speak of a completely unprecedented situation that has evolved over the past seven years. I define “unprecedented” as something that was never done or known before. The unprecedented circumstance is my seven year documented history of labeling the giant financial institution, JPMorgan Chase, as being engaged in an illegal price manipulation of the silver market. To my knowledge, never has it occurred that open allegations of serious criminal wrongdoing have ever been made about any financial institution with those allegations going unchallenged. No one would dare label any large financial institution of being crooked and expect that institution to turn the other cheek. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="line-height: 107%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;">Today, I will speak of a completely unprecedented situation that has evolved over the past seven years. I define “unprecedented” as something that was never done or known before. The unprecedented circumstance is my seven year documented history of labeling the giant financial institution, JPMorgan Chase, as being engaged in an illegal price manipulation of the silver market.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/unprecedented-circumstance-15126" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:11:00 +0000 Theodore Butler 15126 at http://www.silverseek.com The Beginning of the End http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/beginning-end-15123 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recently, we hosted Andy Hoffman of Miles Franklin on a live call. I mean &quot;we&quot; literally because I polled the community before the Q&amp;A, so that we could focus on your questions. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, December 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Nne_T140T0" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><em>Recently, we hosted <a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/category/authors/andrew-hoffman"><span style="color: #000000;">Andy Hoffman of Miles Franklin</span></a> on a live call. I mean "we" literally because I polled the community before the Q&amp;A, so that we could focus on your questions.&nbsp;</em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/beginning-end-15123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 13 Dec 2015 17:17:00 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15123 at http://www.silverseek.com IMPORTANT SILVER KEY FACTORS: 3 Must See Charts http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/important-silver-key-factors-3-must-see-charts-15122 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The silver market has experienced serious changes which precious metal investors need to be aware. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of information and data to provide investors with important key factors going forward. To understand the silver cost-price dynamics, investors need to see the following three charts below. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, December 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The silver market has experienced serious changes which precious metal investors need to be aware.&nbsp; Unfortunately, there is a shortage of information and data to provide investors with important key factors going forward.&nbsp; To understand the silver cost-price dynamics, investors need to see the following three charts below.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/important-silver-key-factors-3-must-see-charts-15122" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 13 Dec 2015 17:07:32 +0000 SRSrocco 15122 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - December 11, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-11-2015-15119 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - December 11, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-11-2015-15119" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 20:16:03 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15119 at http://www.silverseek.com NIRP vs. Gold, Part V - NIRP Tsunami! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nirp-vs-gold-part-v-nirp-tsunami-15113 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yesterday, I discussed how the “perfect cataclysmic storm” has unfolded in barely a year’s time – of the historic collapse of commodities; currencies; credit; and in the majority of the (non-manipulated) world, equities. Which unquestionably will continue for years; and potentially, a decade or more. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, December 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-perfect-cataclysmic-storm"><span style="color: #000000;">Yesterday</span></a>, I discussed how the “perfect cataclysmic storm” has unfolded in barely a year’s time – of the historic collapse of commodities; currencies; credit; and in the majority of the (non-manipulated) world, equities. Which <em>unquestionably</em> will continue for years; and potentially, a <em>decade </em>or more.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nirp-vs-gold-part-v-nirp-tsunami-15113" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:09:19 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15113 at http://www.silverseek.com What Does This Chart Mean To You? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/what-does-chart-mean-you-15109 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Tuesday morning, and before I get to today’s highly thought-provoking topic – and sigh, “horrible headlines” – it’s time for another “Miles Franklin Book Review.” In this case, from one of the truly good guys of the Precious Metals newsletter community, Gary Christenson; who “deviated” from his typically forensic chart work – fitting, as his website is deviant investor.com – to write a “mystery” titled “Who Killed Doctor Silver Cartwheel?” “Cartwheel” is a slang term for 90% silver content silver dollars coins, before they were de-monetized by the U.S. government in 1964. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Tuesday morning, and before I get to today’s highly thought-provoking topic – and sigh, “horrible headlines” – it’s time for another “Miles Franklin Book Review.” In this case, from one of the truly good guys of the Precious Metals newsletter community, Gary Christenson; who “deviated” from his typically forensic chart work – fitting, as his website is <a href="http://www.gechristenson.com/"><span style="color: #000000;">deviant investor.com</span></a> – to write a “mystery” titled “Who Killed Doctor Silver Cartwheel?” “Cartwheel” is a slang term for 90% s</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/what-does-chart-mean-you-15109" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 17:24:50 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15109 at http://www.silverseek.com Gold & Silver Prices Will Surge On Fundamentals Not Technical Analysis http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-silver-prices-will-surge-fundamentals-not-technical-analysis-15107 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don’t be confused. Gold and silver prices will skyrocket in the future based on the fundamentals, not technical analysis. Not only will fundamentals be the important factor in the future, they have also been the leading indicators over the past 50 years. I realize I will get a great deal of flak for stating this, but the facts presented below paint a pretty clear picture. Now, while it’s true that the many of the gold and silver analysts (including this independent analyst) under estimated the level at which the Fed and Central Banks could prop up the Greatest Ponzi Scheme in history… it’s better to have ones precious metal insurance a bit early than late. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Don’t be confused.&nbsp; Gold and silver prices will skyrocket in the future based on the fundamentals, not technical analysis.&nbsp; Not only will fundamentals be the important factor in the future, they have also been the leading indicators over the past 50 years.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-silver-prices-will-surge-fundamentals-not-technical-analysis-15107" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 02:37:57 +0000 SRSrocco 15107 at http://www.silverseek.com Forget The Fed, OPEC Just Sealed The Global Economy's Terrifying Fate http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/forget-fed-opec-just-sealed-global-economys-terrifying-fate-15105 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s midday Friday, and my lovely wife and I are flying to Minneapolis for Miles Franklin’s annual Holiday Party. It’s been another tumultuous year of Cartel-induced stress, but Miles Franklin remains “long and strong” – having built a rock-solid reputation for industry-leading client service, competitive prices, and unsurpassed informational content. I look forward to seeing my colleagues, and complementing them on a job well done! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, December 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s midday Friday, and my lovely wife and I are flying to Minneapolis for Miles Franklin’s annual Holiday Party. It’s been another tumultuous year of Cartel-induced stress, but Miles Franklin remains “long and strong” – having built a rock-solid reputation for industry-leading client service, competitive prices, and unsurpassed informational content. I look forward to seeing my colleagues, and complementing them on a job well done!</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/forget-fed-opec-just-sealed-global-economys-terrifying-fate-15105" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:28:18 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15105 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-15103 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver broke out with gold on Friday, following an extraordinary plunge in the dollar on Thursday. On its 3-month chart we can see that the ground had been well prepared for this move, with an intermediate base pattern having formed above support for about 3 weeks prior to the breakout. The preceding persistent decline included an extraordinary 15 days down in a row. There were various indications of an impending upside breakout, including the appearance of a bull hammer at the support and a bullish cross by the MACD indicator above its moving average, the large gap with moving averages, and, in the background, silver’s COT was improving and gold’s COT had become remarkably bullish by last week. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, December 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Silver broke out with gold on Friday, following an extraordinary plunge in the dollar on Thursday. On its 3-month chart we can see that the ground had been well prepared for this move, with an intermediate base pattern having formed above support for about 3 weeks prior to the breakout. The preceding persistent decline included an extraordinary 15 days down in a row.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-15103" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00:00:29 +0000 Clive Maund 15103 at http://www.silverseek.com Physical Silver Investment Demand Great Deal Higher Than Official Estimates http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/physical-silver-investment-demand-great-deal-higher-official-estimates-15101 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To give you a sense of the numbers we are currently working with, we would suggest your 10 mln estimate is conservative for 2015. 10% to 15% seems reasonable in normal years, but given the remarkable shortage of coins in North American in the third quarter and anecdotal information and data obtained from market players, we have estimated upwards of 20-40 mln ounces of privately minted coins sold in the region this year. As mentioned though, we are still working on these figures and they are by no means final. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, December 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Even though 2015 is estimated to be a record year for Official Silver Coin sales, total sales in this market is likely to be much higher. Why? It has to do with a portion of physical silver investment demand that is not included in the official data.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/physical-silver-investment-demand-great-deal-higher-official-estimates-15101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 05 Dec 2015 22:32:18 +0000 SRSrocco 15101 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - December 4, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-4-2015-15099 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - December 4, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-december-4-2015-15099" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 04 Dec 2015 20:19:09 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15099 at http://www.silverseek.com Raise Rates? This Is When The Fed Typically Lowers Them! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/raise-rates-when-fed-typically-lowers-them-15094 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The historical market, monetary, and economic data manipulation that is destroying the world – and likely, will send it to war – has made the last few months (heck, the last four years) unfathomably miserable for those prudently seeking to protect themselves from the Financial Apocalypse that mathematically must occur. To wit, in the past month alone; specifically, since the Fed commenced its lunatic “December rate hike or bust” scheme – in a hopelessly misguided attempt to “save face” – seemingly all events have been paradoxically bullish for stocks; neutral at worst for Treasury bonds; and of course, bearish for gold and silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, December 3rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The historical market, monetary, and economic data manipulation that is destroying the world – and likely, will send it to war – has made the last few months (heck, the last <em>four</em> <em>years</em>) unfathomably miserable for those prudently seeking to protect themselves from the Financial Apocalypse that mathematically <em>must</em> occur.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/raise-rates-when-fed-typically-lowers-them-15094" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:16:06 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15094 at http://www.silverseek.com The Perfect Economic Storm Is Here: Mike Maloney http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/perfect-economic-storm-here-mike-maloney-15093 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Never before in history have all the governments of the world laid down the foundation for the perfect economic storm. And in this just-released presentation from Mike Maloney, you’ll discover why we can not avoid it. It was recorded LIVE at the 2015 Silver Summit. And it’s loaded with new research that proves a financial crisis of epic proportions is headed straight toward us. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, December 3rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Never before in history have all the governments of the world laid down the foundation for the perfect economic storm. And in this just-released presentation from Mike Maloney, you’ll discover why we can not avoid it. It was recorded LIVE at the 2015 Silver Summit. And it’s loaded with new research that proves a financial crisis of epic proportions is headed straight toward us.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BOHeCotWh90" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/perfect-economic-storm-here-mike-maloney-15093" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:16:05 +0000 SRSrocco 15093 at http://www.silverseek.com Is The Fed That Stupid? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fed-stupid-15090 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Monday morning, and man do I have a lot to talk about! Frankly, Merriam and Webster need to create new adjectives to describe the idiocy governments, Central banks, and corporations alike are exhibiting – as at this point, moronic, suicidal, tragic, and catastrophic are starting to be overused. Not that their moronic, suicidal, tragic, catastrophic actions are any different than those of the governments, Central banks, and corporations of yore. However, never have such entities been exposed to such destructive “weapons of mass destruction” – financial and otherwise; and thus, never before have so many people been put in harm’s way. And never, of course, has a fiat Ponzi scheme been utilized not just locally, but globally. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, December 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Monday morning, and <em>man </em>do I have a lot to talk about! Frankly, Merriam and Webster need to create new adjectives to describe the idiocy governments, Central banks, and corporations alike are exhibiting – as at this point, <em>moronic</em>, <em>suicidal</em>, <em>tragic</em>, and <em>catastrophic </em>are starting to be overused. Not that their moronic, suicidal, tragic, catastrophic actions are any different than those of the governments, Central banks, and corporations of yore.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fed-stupid-15090" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:42:21 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15090 at http://www.silverseek.com Record Silver Coin Demand Signals Financial Trouble Ahead http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/record-silver-coin-demand-signals-financial-trouble-ahead-15089 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The world doesn’t realize it, but record global silver coin demand is warning that big trouble is coming to the financial system. More investors are waking up to the fact that there is something seriously wrong with the financial industry and broader stock markets and are buying more physical gold and silver than ever. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The world doesn’t realize it, but record global silver coin demand is warning that big trouble is coming to the financial system. More investors are waking up to the fact that there is something seriously wrong with the financial industry and broader stock markets and are buying more physical gold and silver than ever.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/record-silver-coin-demand-signals-financial-trouble-ahead-15089" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 02:29:52 +0000 SRSrocco 15089 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - November 30, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-30-2015-15086 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - November 30, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-30-2015-15086" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:34:22 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15086 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Eagle Sales To Hit Record… U.S. Mint 2015 Production To Halt Dec 11th http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-eagle-sales-hit-record%E2%80%A6-us-mint-2015-production-halt-dec-11th-15083 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Investors looking to acquire 2015 Silver Eagles may just have a few more weeks to purchase the coins. If demand for Silver Eagles by the Authorized Dealers and investors remain strong over the next several weeks, we could see a record 47 million of the coins sold this year. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 27th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Investors looking to acquire 2015 Silver Eagles may just have a few more weeks to purchase the coins. If demand for Silver Eagles by the Authorized Dealers and investors remain strong over the next several weeks, we could see a record 47 million of the coins sold this year.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-eagle-sales-hit-record%E2%80%A6-us-mint-2015-production-halt-dec-11th-15083" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:16:12 +0000 SRSrocco 15083 at http://www.silverseek.com Will JPM Dump Physical Silver Into the Next Price Rally? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/will-jpm-dump-physical-silver-next-price-rally-15079 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The final question asked of Ted Butler in our recent Q&amp;A was in response to his claim that JPM has amassed a huge hoard of silver over the last 4 years…. The question is, can they do this? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, November 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>The final question asked of <a href="http://www.butlerresearch.com/"><span style="color: #000000;">Ted Butler</span></a> in our recent Q&amp;A was in response to his claim that JPM has amassed a huge hoard of silver over the last 4 years…. The question is, can they do this?</strong></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/will-jpm-dump-physical-silver-next-price-rally-15079" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:01:39 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15079 at http://www.silverseek.com Ask The Expert - Steve St. Angelo http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/ask-expert-steve-st-angelo-15077 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve St. Angelo is an Independent researcher who started to invest in precious metals in 2002. Later on in 2008, he began researching areas of the gold and silver market that, curiously, the majority of the precious metal analyst community have left unexplored. These areas include how energy and the falling EROI – Energy Returned On Invested – stand to impact the mining industry, precious metals, paper assets, and the overall economy. His work can be seen on numerous online publications, but his website, SRSrocco Report, is highly regarded as one of the most invaluable publications of its kind in the sphere of precious metals and the economy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, November 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1jaQaFhspO8" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/ask-expert-steve-st-angelo-15077" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:06:29 +0000 SRSrocco 15077 at http://www.silverseek.com DEATH OF PAPER GOLD & SILVER: The Data Proves It http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/death-paper-gold-silver-data-proves-it-15076 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The death of paper gold and silver has arrived, however the public doesn’t realize it yet. They will, it’s just a matter of time now. This is like the poor slob whose diet of McFats, Done-Kin Doughnuts and Cancerette smokes, is just one heart-attack away from being six-feet under. The paper precious metal market is also one serious fiat monetary attack away from certain death. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The death of paper gold and silver has arrived, however the public doesn’t realize it yet.&nbsp; They will, it’s just a matter of time now.&nbsp; This is like the poor slob whose diet of McFats, Done-Kin Doughnuts and Cancerette smokes, is just one heart-attack away from being six-feet under.&nbsp; The paper precious metal market is also one serious fiat monetary attack away from certain death.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/death-paper-gold-silver-data-proves-it-15076" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 03:56:43 +0000 SRSrocco 15076 at http://www.silverseek.com Equities (And Precious Metals) Versus "Everything Else" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/equities-and-precious-metals-versus-everything-else-15073 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early Monday morning at the San Francisco airport, eight hours after leaving Bix Weir’s fabulous “silver conspiracy event”; hosted by my indomitable long-time GATA compadre Bix Weir – who happens to be a fabulous singer - and his charming wife Amy, dressed to the nines in 1860s gold rush attire. On hand were 50 or so die hard believers in the noble, and eminently winnable causes of real money and free markets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Monday morning at the San Francisco airport, eight hours after leaving Bix Weir’s fabulous “silver conspiracy event”; hosted by my indomitable long-time GATA compadre Bix Weir – who happens to be a fabulous singer - and his charming wife Amy, dressed to the nines in 1860s gold rush attire. On hand were 50 or so die hard believers in the noble, and eminently winnable causes of real money and free markets.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/equities-and-precious-metals-versus-everything-else-15073" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:17:37 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15073 at http://www.silverseek.com The Fed Balance Sheet & The Price Of Silver http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fed-balance-sheet-price-silver-15070 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Something quite interesting happened as the Federal Reserve increased its balance sheet from 2003 to 2012. As the Fed’s balance sheet jumped from $738 billion to $2.8 trillion by 2012, the price of silver increased to $30 that year. However, as the Fed continued to increase its balance sheet by printing money and acquiring worthless assets, the price of silver changed direction and headed lower over the next four years. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Something quite interesting happened as the Federal Reserve increased its balance sheet from 2003 to 2012.&nbsp; As the Fed’s balance sheet jumped from $738 billion to $2.8 trillion by 2012, the price of silver increased to $30 that year.&nbsp; However, as the Fed continued to increase its balance sheet by printing money and acquiring worthless assets, the price of silver changed direction and headed lower over the next four years.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fed-balance-sheet-price-silver-15070" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:58:36 +0000 SRSrocco 15070 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices and The Management of Perception http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-management-perception-15069 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver prices and the management of perception economics, that&#039;s basically what MOPE stands for. I&#039;m not sure if it was Jim Sinclair that coined that acronym. I think it was, but that&#039;s where I heard it for the first time. It&#039;s appropriate to have a subsection of propaganda for economics and finance, so this management of perception economics. It’s basically a system or an extension of generalized propaganda. You can also call it social engineering. You could call it a public relations campaign. In fact, public relations is just a PC term for propaganda. The specific type of propaganda that is associated with finance and economics is this management of perception economics. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YaxPs5Tct6Y" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Silver prices and the management of perception economics, that's basically what MOPE stands for. I'm not sure if it was <a href="http://www.jsmineset.com/"><span style="color: #000000;">Jim Sinclair</span></a> that coined that acronym. I think it was, but that's where I heard it for the first time.&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-management-perception-15069" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:08:50 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15069 at http://www.silverseek.com "If Left To Its Own Forces" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/if-left-its-own-forces-15067 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Technically, it’s my day off; but given the relentless carnage in the global economy – and the most maniacal Precious Metal suppression in the 13½ years I’ve been watching – I feel as compelled to help you as to relieve myself by venting. And particularly this Friday, as I have seven pages of “horrible headlines” to filter in just the 18 hours since recording yesterday’s Audioblog, “crumbling before our eyes.” In other words, another day where it’s difficult to pinpoint a single topic – as literally, I could write separate articles on a half dozen “horrible headlines.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I’m sorry if my Friday-written articles are less cohesive than the rest. Technically, it’s my day off; but given the relentless carnage in the global economy – and the most maniacal Precious Metal suppression in the 13½ years I’ve been watching – I feel as compelled to help <em>you </em>as to relieve myself by venting.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/if-left-its-own-forces-15067" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:52:55 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15067 at http://www.silverseek.com SHANGHAI vs COMEX: Opposite Moves In Silver Inventories http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/shanghai-vs-comex-opposite-moves-silver-inventories-15064 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ever since July, there has been some interesting changes in the COMEX and Shanghai Futures Exchange silver inventories. The increase in physical silver investment demand that surged in July, had a direct impact on COMEX silver inventories. As we can see from the chart below, total COMEX silver inventories peaked in the beginning of July at 184.5 million oz (Moz) and then continued to decline, reaching a low of 159.9 Moz presently. The majority of the declines came from the Registered category (the category that represents inventory that is available for delivery into the market). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, November 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Ever since July, there has been some interesting changes in the COMEX and Shanghai Futures Exchange silver inventories.&nbsp; The increase in physical silver investment demand that surged in July, had a direct impact on COMEX silver inventories.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/shanghai-vs-comex-opposite-moves-silver-inventories-15064" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 19:45:14 +0000 SRSrocco 15064 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - November 20, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-20-2015-15062 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - November 20, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-20-2015-15062" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:18:47 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15062 at http://www.silverseek.com OFFICIAL RELEASE: World Silver Deficits –12 Years Running http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/official-release-world-silver-deficits-%E2%80%9312-years-running-15060 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to the recently released Silver Institute 2015 Interim Report, the world experienced annual silver net deficits for 12 years running. This is surprising as the Silver Institute actually reported a small net surplus of silver in 2014. However, the small silver surplus turned into a deficit when 2014 mine supply and total demand figures were revised. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, November 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">According to the recently released Silver Institute 2015 Interim Report, the world experienced annual silver net deficits for 12 years running.&nbsp; This is surprising as the Silver Institute actually reported a small net surplus of silver in 2014.&nbsp; <strong>However, the small silver surplus turned into a deficit when 2014 mine supply and total demand figures were revised.</strong></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/official-release-world-silver-deficits-%E2%80%9312-years-running-15060" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 02:37:00 +0000 SRSrocco 15060 at http://www.silverseek.com Since the Fed's October 28th Meeting... http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/feds-october-28th-meeting-15058 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just three weeks ago, the FOMC left the Fed Funds rate at a “range of 0.00% to 0.25%” for the 83rd straight month. A week earlier, the PBOC “unexpectedly” reduced its own benchmark rate; and, as discussed in “the peak of monetary lunacy? You ain’t seen nothing yet,” Mario Draghi suggested the ECB is ready to use “all available tools” to meet its objective of “returning to price stability over the (ever-ambiguous) medium-term.” These Central bank actions, combined with similar policy adjustments the world round – like the Reserve Bank of India cutting rates after the Rupee had already hit an all-time low – suggest the “final currency war” I warned of three years ago is in full-swing, on the verge of going nuclear. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, November 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Just <em>three weeks</em> ago, the FOMC left the Fed Funds rate at a “range of 0.00% to 0.25%” for the 83<sup>rd</sup> straight month. A week earlier, the PBOC “unexpectedly” reduced its own benchmark rate; and, as discussed in “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-pinnacle-of-monetary-lunacy-you-aint-seen-nothing-yet"><span style="color: #000000;">the peak of monetary lunacy?</span></a></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/feds-october-28th-meeting-15058" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:04:46 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15058 at http://www.silverseek.com If A Nuclear Bomb Destroyed Europe - Revisited http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/if-nuclear-bomb-destroyed-rurope-revisited-15056 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For years now, bad news has been deemed “good news” by government manipulation of stocks, bonds, Precious Metals, and anything else they can wrap their HFT algorithms around. And for at least the 13½ years that I’ve followed Precious Metals, all negative geopolitical events – you know, the types that have catalyzed investors to rush to gold and silver’s “safe haven status” for centuries – have been met by intense Cartel selling; as always, led by naked shorting on the New York COMEX market. A “market,” I might add, that not only has essentially become all paper, no physical; but doesn’t even purport to have any actual gold. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, November 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">For <em>years</em> now, bad news has been deemed “good news” by government manipulation of stocks, bonds, Precious Metals, and anything else they can wrap their HFT algorithms around. And for <em>at least</em> the 13½ years that I’ve followed Precious Metals, <em>all</em> negative geopolitical events – you know, the types that have catalyzed investors to rush to gold and silver’s “safe haven status” for centuries – have been met by intense Cartel selling; as always, led by naked shorting on the New York COMEX market.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/if-nuclear-bomb-destroyed-rurope-revisited-15056" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:35:07 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15056 at http://www.silverseek.com Is COMEX the Center of World Silver Price Discovery? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/comex-center-world-silver-price-discovery-15054 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you&#039;re looking at why prices move, all you&#039;ve got to look at is what&#039;s happening on the COMEX and what&#039;s happening on the COMEX is reflected in the Commitment of Traders Report. And while I can&#039;t predict what&#039;s going to happen tomorrow or next week or whenever, I can explain what has happened to prices and why prices have gone up and down. It goes back to this silly game between the managed money traders and the commercials. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>In our recent LIVE Q&amp;A interview with renowned silver analyst, Ted Butler, the following question came up. Below is the transcript of Butler’s response.</strong></span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Ted: Its a great question. COMEX is the center of the gold and silver universe.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Technically, there is trading on these other exchanges. Take the LBMA for example.&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/comex-center-world-silver-price-discovery-15054" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:20:34 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15054 at http://www.silverseek.com The Sum of All Economic Fears http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/sum-all-economic-fears-15053 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just Wednesday, I wrote how “horrible headlines are going parabolic, as Economic Mother Nature nears all-out victory.” As clearly, “the powers that be’s” best efforts to mask the “worst economy of our lifetimes” with unprecedented money printing, market manipulation, and propaganda are not only falling flat on their face, but making matters worse with each passing day. Just like the movie Fargo, when a simply kidnapping morphed into a grizzly scene of mass murder. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Just <em>Wednesday</em>, I wrote how “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/horrible-headlines-go-parabolic-economic-mother-nature-nears-all-out-victory"><span style="color: #000000;">horrible headlines are going parabolic, as Economic Mother Nature nears all-out victory</span></a>.” As clearly, “the powers that be’s” best efforts to mask the “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-worst-global-economy-of-our-lifetimes"><span style="color: #000000;">worst economy of our lifetimes</span></a>” with unprecedented money printing, market manipulation, and propa</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/sum-all-economic-fears-15053" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:53:01 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15053 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - November 16, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-16-2015-15051 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - November 16, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" align="center">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-16-2015-15051" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:18:37 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15051 at http://www.silverseek.com Man-Made Crisis http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/man-made-crisis-15050 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Who’d have thought that the oil minister of the decidedly inconsequential nation of Oman would come up with the quote of the year? Not just regarding the oil market he was referring to, but the 44-year mad experiment in a global fiat Ponzi scheme regime. Which, after permanently breaking in 2008, is in the final stage of collapse – as the smoke and mirrors effect of relentless “recovery” propaganda is dead; and seven years of “can-kicking” via unprecedented money printing and market manipulation, at the very end of an extremely frayed rope. To wit, when asked his view of the historic oversupply of crude oil – which likely, will last for years to come – he espoused the following… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Who’d have thought that the oil minister of the decidedly inconsequential nation of Oman would come up with the quote of the year? Not just regarding the oil market he was referring to, but the 44-year mad experiment in a global fiat <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Ponzi scheme </span>regime.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/man-made-crisis-15050" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:56:49 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15050 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Wheaton Pays Glencore $900 Million For Silver At 20% Of Spot Price http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-wheaton-pays-glencore-900-million-silver-20-spot-price-15049 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looks like Silver Wheaton struck it rich with its newest silver streaming agreement with Glencore. According to the deal, Silver Wheaton paid Glencore $900 million for future silver production from its share of its Antamina copper mine in Peru. Silver Wheaton receives silver from this Glencore deal at 20% of the silver spot price. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, November 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Looks like Silver Wheaton struck it rich with its newest silver streaming agreement with Glencore.&nbsp; According to the deal, Silver Wheaton paid Glencore $900 million for future silver production from its share of its Antamina copper mine in Peru.&nbsp; Silver Wheaton receives silver from this Glencore deal at 20% of the silver spot price.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-wheaton-pays-glencore-900-million-silver-20-spot-price-15049" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 14 Nov 2015 18:42:05 +0000 SRSrocco 15049 at http://www.silverseek.com Rising Silver Investment Demand Puts Record Squeeze On North American Supply http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rising-silver-investment-demand-puts-record-squeeze-north-american-supply-15046 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rising physical silver investment demand will put a record squeeze on North American supply this year. Since 2001, the United States and Canada have experience two opposite trends… surging official silver coins sales on the back of plummeting domestic mine supply. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, November 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Rising physical silver investment demand will put a record squeeze on North American supply this year.&nbsp; Since 2001, the United States and Canada have experience two opposite trends… surging official silver coins sales on the back of plummeting domestic mine supply.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">For example, in 2001 U.S. and Canadian silver production totaled 96.6 million oz (Moz).&nbsp; Of that total, the U.S. produced 55.9 Moz, while Canada supplied 40.7 Moz.&nbsp; That year, Silver Eagle and Maple Leaf sales totaled 9.2 Moz.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rising-silver-investment-demand-puts-record-squeeze-north-american-supply-15046" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 04:01:17 +0000 SRSrocco 15046 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver and Physical Inventory Part 2 – The Big Silver ETF http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-physical-inventory-part-2-%E2%80%93-big-silver-etf-15043 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a follow up to last week&#039;s excerpt from out recent Q&amp;A with Ted Bulter, questions were asked warehouse movement in other commodities and about the big ETF... Are you seeing the frantic movement of metal in other commodities markets? Do you believe the ETF’s are actually backed by physical metal? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, November 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><em><strong>In a follow up to last week's excerpt from out recent Q&amp;A with Ted Bulter, questions were asked warehouse movement in other commodities and about the big ETF...</strong></em></span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><em><strong>Are you seeing the frantic movement of metal in other commodities markets?</strong></em></span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><em><strong>Do you believe the ETF’s are actually backed by physical metal?</strong></em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-physical-inventory-part-2-%E2%80%93-big-silver-etf-15043" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:55:50 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15043 at http://www.silverseek.com "Horrible Headlines" Go Parabolic, "Economic Mother Nature" Nears All-Out Victory http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/horrible-headlines-go-parabolic-economic-mother-nature-nears-all-out-victory-15040 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Wednesday morning, and the commodity carnage is accelerating – to the point that the CRB commodity index’s “dead cat bounce” from the 40-year low of 185 it briefly touched in late August is on the verge of being taken out. Undoubtedly aided by the newly formed, but clearly overmatched, “oil, copper, and zinc PPT’s” – the latter of which was blatantly deployed on October 9th to “save” Glencore – the CRB peaked that very day, at 204, before plunging back to 189 this morning, en route to points much, much lower. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, November 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Wednesday morning, and the commodity carnage is accelerating – to the point that the CRB commodity index’s “dead cat bounce” from the <em>40-year low </em>of 185 it briefly touched in late August is on the verge of being taken out.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/horrible-headlines-go-parabolic-economic-mother-nature-nears-all-out-victory-15040" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:17:00 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15040 at http://www.silverseek.com Biggest Silver Supply Losers For 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/biggest-silver-supply-losers-2015-15038 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As global financial and economic systems continue to disintegrate, this will put more stress on the silver market. Why? Because elevated physical silver investment demand will likely exceed available silver supply in the future. Even though physical silver investment demand has fallen off since the huge spike starting in June, market conditions have impacted supply in a negative way. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, November 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">As global financial and economic systems continue to disintegrate, this will put more stress on the silver market.&nbsp; Why?&nbsp; Because elevated physical silver investment demand will likely exceed available silver supply in the future.&nbsp; Even though physical silver investment demand has fallen off since the huge spike starting in June, market conditions have impacted supply in a negative way.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/biggest-silver-supply-losers-2015-15038" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 05:24:11 +0000 SRSrocco 15038 at http://www.silverseek.com "Interest Rate Hikes" And Precious Metals http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/interest-rate-hikes-and-precious-metals-15037 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Modigliani painting sold yesterday for $170.4 million; and it wasn’t even the top art auction ever – coming in second to last year’s $179.4 million Picasso sale. I’m guessing that neither weighed more than ten pounds – compared to the 10,381 pounds that the 151,385 ounces of registered gold on the COMEX exchange, worth $164.8 million as I write early Tuesday morning, weigh. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Modigliani painting sold yesterday for $170.4 million; and it wasn’t even the top art auction ever – coming in second to last year’s $179.4 million Picasso sale. I’m guessing that neither weighed more than ten pounds – compared to the 10,381 pounds that the 151,385 ounces of registered gold on the COMEX exchange, worth $164.8 million as I write early Tuesday morning, weigh. In fact, said gold’s value fell by $833,000 in the first <em>minute </em>of COMEX trading this morning – whilst likely, not a single ounces of actual metal was sold.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/interest-rate-hikes-and-precious-metals-15037" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 21:07:40 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15037 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices and Options Expiration http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-options-expiration-15035 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today&#039;s topic is silver prices and options expiration. It&#039;s somewhat timely and that we&#039;re seeing a certain amount of market volatility. I don&#039;t think it&#039;s necessarily related to options expiration this week, although this week was an option&#039;s expiration. The FOMC meeting probably had more to do with what we&#039;re seeing right now in terms of the market action. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GEsYdVLs5kc" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><em>Here's what we covered…&nbsp;</em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-options-expiration-15035" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:03:44 +0000 Jeff Lewis 15035 at http://www.silverseek.com The Direst Prediction of All, Revisited - Far Direr Than Ever http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/direst-prediction-all-revisited-far-direr-ever-15031 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Before I get started with today’s all-important topic, let’s discuss the lunacy of what I long ago deemed the “world’s worst government” – of the banana republic of…drum roll please…India. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Before I get started with today’s <em>all-important</em> topic, let’s discuss the lunacy of what I long ago deemed the “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-worlds-worst-government"><span style="color: #000000;">world’s worst government</span></a>” – of the banana republic of…drum roll please…India.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/direst-prediction-all-revisited-far-direr-ever-15031" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:06:09 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15031 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-15028 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The last update posted on 18th October called a top in silver, and that is what it turned out to be. On its 3-month chart we can see that silver broke down from a small Head-and-Shoulders top at the end of October and then went into a steady day after day decline with the result that it has dropped now for 7 trading days in a row. While it could drop further towards or to the support shown, it is getting short-term oversold and is increasingly likely to bounce soon. As with gold this weakness was triggered by dollar strength, with the dollar rising sharply on Friday in response to a stronger than expected jobs report which the market thinks makes an interest rate rise more likely. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, November 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The last update posted on 18th October called a top in silver, and that is what it turned out to be. On its 3-month chart we can see that silver broke down from a small Head-and-Shoulders top at the end of October and then went into a steady day after day decline with the result that it has dropped now for 7 trading days in a row. While it could drop further towards or to the support shown, it is getting short-term oversold and is increasingly likely to bounce soon.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-15028" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 08 Nov 2015 19:37:07 +0000 Clive Maund 15028 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - November 6, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-6-2015-15026 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - November 6, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-november-6-2015-15026" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 20:17:10 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15026 at http://www.silverseek.com CRITICAL FACTOR: The Real Reason Behind Precious Metal Manipulation http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/critical-factor-real-reason-behind-precious-metal-manipulation-15025 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, its true. Precious metals manipulation has taken place, but the real reason may not be fully understood by either gold and silver investors or their critics. Lately, I have seen many articles written about this subject. Even though some articles offered some interesting insight and data, there’s also a lot of misinformation as well as name calling on both sides of the discussion. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Yes, its true.&nbsp; Precious metals manipulation has taken place, but the real reason may not be fully understood by either gold and silver investors or their critics.&nbsp; Lately, I have seen many articles written about this subject.&nbsp; Even though some articles offered some interesting insight and data, there’s also a lot of misinformation as well as name calling on both sides of the discussion.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/critical-factor-real-reason-behind-precious-metal-manipulation-15025" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 19:22:42 +0000 SRSrocco 15025 at http://www.silverseek.com They're Only Making It Worse http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/theyre-only-making-it-worse-15018 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Before starting today’s article, I want to bring to your attention that given the time of year, it’s a good time to consider tax-related Precious Metal transactions that could be highly beneficial to your portfolio – and simultaneously, enable you to optimize it, given recent market movements. Which are, year-end tax swaps to capitalize on losses your physical gold, silver, and platinum holdings might hold. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, November 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Before starting today’s article, I want to bring to your attention that given the time of year, it’s a good time to consider tax-related Precious Metal transactions that could be highly beneficial to your portfolio – and simultaneously, enable you to <em>optimize </em>it, given recent market movements. Which are, year-end <em>tax swaps </em>to capitalize on losses your physical gold, silver, and platinum holdings might hold.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/theyre-only-making-it-worse-15018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:16:38 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15018 at http://www.silverseek.com Speechless http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/speechless-15014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Let’s face it. Even the world’s greatest authors get “writer’s block” from time to time. Whether I’m “great” or not is debatable, but I’m certainly amongst the financial world’s most prolific – having not missed a day of writing in at least two years. Between podcasts and articles, I have posted roughly 300 entries to the Miles Franklin Blog this year alone; and well over 1,000 entries in the four years since I joined the firm – each of which, possessing the same combination of “blood, sweat, and tears.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, November 3rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Let’s face it. Even the world’s greatest authors get “writer’s block” from time to time. Whether I’m “great” or not is debatable, but I’m certainly amongst the financial world’s most prolific – having not missed a day of writing in at least two years. Between podcasts and articles, I have posted roughly 300 entries to the <em>Miles Franklin Blog </em>this year alone; and well over 1,000 entries in the four years since I joined the firm – each of which, possessing the same combination of “blood, sweat, and tears.”</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/speechless-15014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:11:03 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15014 at http://www.silverseek.com Obamacare - The Bullet to the Head of the 2016 Economy http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/obamacare-bullet-head-2016-economy-15012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early November, but today’s article may well be one of the most important of the year. In my view, barely less so than January 2nd’s “direst prediction of all,” when I discussed my rational for collapsing commodity prices for years to come. Which, I might add, was written when WTI crude oil was $53/bbl vs. $45/bbl today; and the CRB Commodity Index, at 230 vs. 195 today, having briefly touched a 40-year low of 185 in late August. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early November, but today’s article may well be one of the most important of the year. In my view, barely less so than January 2<sup>nd</sup>’s “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-direst-prediction-of-all"><span style="color: #000000;">direst prediction of all</span></a>,” when I discussed my rational for collapsing commodity prices for years to come. Which, I might add, was written when WTI crude oil was $53/bbl vs. $45/bbl today; and the CRB Commodity Index, at 230 vs.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/obamacare-bullet-head-2016-economy-15012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:46:40 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15012 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - October 30, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-30-2015-15007 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - October 30, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-30-2015-15007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 19:17:50 +0000 SilverCOTReport 15007 at http://www.silverseek.com NIRP vs. Gold, Part IV - Who's Left To Join The Insanity Party? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nirp-vs-gold-part-iv-whos-left-join-insanity-party-15004 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The signs of extreme financial strain are everywhere – as one by one, economies, markets, corporation, and individuals lose the unwinnable war with “Economic Mother Nature” and the “unstoppable tsunami of reality.” Yes, “last to go” markets like the “Dow Jones Propaganda Average”; the Shanghai stock exchange; and of course, paper gold and silver, are still under TPTB’s “control” – and quite obviously, will be the last markets to succumb, due to unprecedented levels of manipulation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The signs of extreme financial strain are everywhere – as one by one, economies, markets, corporation, and individuals lose the unwinnable war with “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/place-your-bets-economic-mother-nature-versus-wall-street"><span style="color: #000000;">Economic Mother Nature</span></a>” and the “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-unstoppable-tsunami-of-reality"><span style="color: #000000;">unstoppable tsunami of reality</span></a>.” Yes, “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/last-to-go"><span style="color: #000000;">last to go</span></a></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nirp-vs-gold-part-iv-whos-left-join-insanity-party-15004" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:32:30 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15004 at http://www.silverseek.com A Ten-Ring Circus of Keystone Kops http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/ten-ring-circus-keystone-kops-15001 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Step right up, Ladies and Gentleman – as in the past 24 hours alone, the Keystone Kops Circus has produced more bone-chilling, unprecedentedly dangerous events than P.T. Barnum’s 96-year legacy of lion-tamers, tightrope walkers, and acrobats. Each and every event, in and of itself, would have taken stocks and bonds sharply lower, and Precious Metals sharply higher, in freely traded markets. Which, in due time, will occur irrespective, when their cumulative effect overcomes today’s epic, unparalleled forces of money printing, market manipulation, and propaganda. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, October 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Step right up, Ladies and Gentleman – as in the past 24 hours alone, the <em>Keystone Kops Circus </em>has produced more bone-chilling, unprecedentedly dangerous events than P.T. Barnum’s 96-year legacy of lion-tamers, tightrope walkers, and acrobats. Each and every event, in and of itself, would have taken stocks and bonds sharply lower, and Precious Metals sharply higher, in freely traded markets.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/ten-ring-circus-keystone-kops-15001" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:47:56 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 15001 at http://www.silverseek.com Five Years? LOL, Try Five Minutes? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/five-years-lol-try-five-minutes-14997 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Never has so much of what we are told been erroneous, fallacious, or misinterpreted – either purposefully, or via ignorance. And particularly regarding money, as I recall hundreds of Forensic Files and Judge Judy episodes I’ve watched over the years, regarding lies, fraud, theft, and murder – nearly all of which, in the name of money. Or better put, in today’s world of unfettered Central bank printing presses – fiat currency. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Never has so much of what we are <em>told </em>been erroneous, fallacious, or misinterpreted – either purposefully, or via ignorance. And particularly regarding <em>money</em>, as I recall hundreds of <em>Forensic Files </em>and <em>Judge Judy </em>episodes I’ve watched over the years, regarding lies, fraud, theft, and murder – nearly all of which, in the name of <em>money</em>. Or better put, in today’s world of unfettered Central bank printing presses – <em>fiat currency</em>.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/five-years-lol-try-five-minutes-14997" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 19:37:01 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14997 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Before it’s Too Late http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-it%E2%80%99s-too-late-14996 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The ongoing plight of the long term value investor continues - seemingly without end. However, decades of exuberance and greed have colluded. The financial establishment has created an accident waiting to happen. The mainstream has not &quot;priced in&quot; risk, which makes it even harder to travel the road less traveled. And once the accident happens, it may be too late. If silver prices were to suddenly move back toward natural price equilibrium, there would naturally (not always the best thing) be a rush to get on board. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The ongoing plight of the long term value investor continues - seemingly without end. However, decades of exuberance and greed have colluded. The financial establishment has created an accident waiting to happen. The mainstream has not "priced in" risk, which makes it even harder to travel the road less traveled.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">And once the accident happens, it may be too late.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-it%E2%80%99s-too-late-14996" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:32:42 +0000 Jeff Lewis 14996 at http://www.silverseek.com Green Light Silver – Part II http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/green-light-silver-%E2%80%93-part-ii-14995 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Western governments are “hopelessly and utterly insolvent.” This is easy to see but difficult to fix without massive trauma to many who “own” the politicians. Expect more QE, “printing,” and “helicopter drops” instead of sane and rational action to correct a broken financial system. Silver and gold prices will rise as debt based fiat currencies continue their “swan song” dive toward eventual worthlessness. It has happened before and it will happen again. Paper dies, silver thrives. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">In <a href="http://www.silverseek.com/article/green-light-silver-14967"><span style="color: #000000;">part one</span></a> we stated that “Silver looks like it has bottomed and will move substantially higher.”&nbsp; In summary:</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> Gary Christenson </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/green-light-silver-%E2%80%93-part-ii-14995" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:01:02 +0000 admin 14995 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - October 23, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-23-2015-14993 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - October 23, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-23-2015-14993" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 19:17:05 +0000 SilverCOTReport 14993 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver’s Deep Undervaluation http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver%E2%80%99s-deep-undervaluation-14989 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver is finally showing some signs of life after suffering a dark year. The epically-bearish sentiment that bludgeoned this metal to major secular lows is cracking, with a strong rebound rally now underway. And this recent buying is likely just the earliest vanguard, as silver remains deeply undervalued relative to its primary driver gold. Silver will need an utterly massive upleg to fully mean revert to normal levels. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">Silver is finally showing some signs of life after suffering a dark year. The epically-bearish sentiment that bludgeoned this metal to major secular lows is cracking, with a strong rebound rally now underway. And this recent buying is likely just the earliest vanguard, as silver remains deeply undervalued relative to its primary driver gold. Silver will need an utterly massive upleg to fully mean revert to normal levels.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver%E2%80%99s-deep-undervaluation-14989" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:45:55 +0000 Adam Hamilton 14989 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices and The Fiduciary Standard Of Care http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-fiduciary-standard-care-14987 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Once again we get to continue along this discussion of how the price of silver is truly formed in the market as we see it today. The reason for that is so that you can have as a resource the ability to go to a whole set of information that shows you what&#039;s really happening in real time, rather than going out and feeling disconnected or disintegrated and looking weak correlations that have no connection to anything. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ai_Hamhf5cw" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Once again we get to continue along this discussion of how the price of silver is truly formed in the market as we see it today.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-fiduciary-standard-care-14987" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 18:44:26 +0000 Jeff Lewis 14987 at http://www.silverseek.com 2015 RECORD SILVER INVESTMENT RATIO: 1% = 30% http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/2015-record-silver-investment-ratio-1-30-14985 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It looks as if 2015 will turn out to be a record year for silver investment demand. Not only will total silver bullion demand be the highest in many decades, it will account for nearly one-third of total fabrication demand. This is a huge increase when we consider less than 1% of investors are buying silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, October 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It looks as if 2015 will turn out to be a record year for silver investment demand.&nbsp; Not only will total silver bullion demand be the highest in many decades, it will account for nearly one-third of total fabrication demand.&nbsp; This is a huge increase when we consider less than 1% of investors are buying silver.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/2015-record-silver-investment-ratio-1-30-14985" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 03:53:18 +0000 SRSrocco 14985 at http://www.silverseek.com Precious Metals Manipulation Primer http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-manipulation-primer-14982 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As Popeye used to say, “that’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more.” As the former “Ranting Andy” – a name, I might add, given to me by Bill Murphy of GATA circa 2009, following countless emails regarding my frustration about mining stocks – I have my limits, too. And fortunately, a wealth of knowledge to back it up – garnered over 13½ years of intensive research. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, October 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">As Popeye used to say, “that’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more.” As the former “Ranting Andy” – a name, I might add, given to me by Bill Murphy of GATA circa 2009, following countless emails regarding my frustration about mining stocks – I have my limits, too. And fortunately, a wealth of knowledge to back it up – garnered over 13½ years of intensive research.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-manipulation-primer-14982" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:34:07 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14982 at http://www.silverseek.com A "Terrible Debt Accident" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/terrible-debt-accident-14980 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I haven’t done this in a while, but for two days in a row, I’m focusing specifically on market manipulation. Frankly, if I had a better topic to speak of, I’d go with it. However, in today’s 100% anesthetized market; amidst a historically “dumbed down” population; and AWOL mainstream media; finding material headlines to discuss is becoming more and more difficult. I mean, it was just two months ago when global stock markets were plunging; currencies and commodities imploding; and fears of the “big one” starting to seriously enter the public’s consciousness. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I haven’t done this in a while, but for two days in a row, I’m focusing <em>specifically </em>on market manipulation. Frankly, if I had a better topic to speak of, I’d go with it. However, in today’s 100% anesthetized market; amidst a historically “dumbed down” population; and AWOL mainstream media; finding material headlines to discuss is becoming more and more difficult.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/terrible-debt-accident-14980" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 18:40:30 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14980 at http://www.silverseek.com COLLAPSE OF THE WESTERN FINANCIAL SYSTEM: Shown In One Silver Chart http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/collapse-western-financial-system-shown-one-silver-chart-14979 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The collapse of the Western Financial System already occurred years ago. Even though the top banks continue to behave as if they are solvent institutions with functioning balance sheets, they are totally bankrupt without Fed &amp; Central Bank intervention. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The collapse of the Western Financial System already occurred years ago.&nbsp; Even though the top banks continue to behave as if they are solvent institutions with functioning balance sheets, they are totally bankrupt without Fed &amp; Central Bank intervention.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/collapse-western-financial-system-shown-one-silver-chart-14979" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 03:48:56 +0000 SRSrocco 14979 at http://www.silverseek.com The Precious Metals "Reality Put" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-reality-put-14976 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Friday afternoon, and I’m going to start today’s article with a handful of “theater of the absurd” headlines and news items – cumulatively, depicting how the “propaganda leg” of the TPTB’s “evil tripod” of money printing, market manipulation, and propaganda has not only broke, but been shattered to pieces. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Friday afternoon, and I’m going to start today’s article with a handful of “theater of the absurd” headlines and news items – cumulatively, depicting how the “propaganda leg” of the TPTB’s “evil tripod” of money printing, market manipulation, and propaganda has not only broke, but been <em>shattered </em>to pieces. Remember, there are 7.3 billion people on the planet – each with savings to protect; and each reading the same, increasingly blatant lies from the “evil Troika” of Washington, Wall Street, and the MSM.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-reality-put-14976" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:53:41 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14976 at http://www.silverseek.com Defining Silver Shortages http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/defining-silver-shortages-14975 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> They&#039;ve been rationing, they&#039;re selling by allocation. As many silver Eagles as they can produce it&#039;s not enough currently, so when you have to pay a much higher price, in this case it&#039;s a premium, on the coins and you have to wait on them… That generally is the definition of shortage. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><em>The stories range from outright denial, to insistence that we are experiencing an outright physical shortage of silver.&nbsp;</em></span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><em>The following is an edited excerpt from our <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9eJnyMbwso"><span style="color: #000000;">recent Q&amp;A interview with Ted Butler</span></a>, where we asked him this series of questions.</em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/defining-silver-shortages-14975" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:09:21 +0000 Jeff Lewis 14975 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Update http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-14973 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silverbugs have been getting worked up this month about the possibility of a new bullmarket in their favorite white metal, due to its sharp rally in the early days of the month, but as we will see in this update, the long-term charts and latest COTs reveal that there is little real cause for celebration – on the contrary, we should beware of an imminent downturn in silver and more than that, position ourselves to capitalize on it. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, October 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Silverbugs have been getting worked up this month about the possibility of a new bullmarket in their favorite white metal, due to its sharp rally in the early days of the month, but as we will see in this update, the long-term charts and latest COTs reveal that there is little real cause for celebration – on the contrary, we should beware of an imminent downturn in silver and more than that, position ourselves to capitalize on it. </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-update-14973" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 18 Oct 2015 21:30:41 +0000 Clive Maund 14973 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - October 16, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-16-2015-14969 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - October 16, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-16-2015-14969" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 19:17:59 +0000 SilverCOTReport 14969 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices and Technical Analysis http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-technical-analysis-14964 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What are the factors, the most influential factors right now? Last week we covered high-frequency trading and algorithm trading in association with the future&#039;s market. This week we&#039;re going to kind of go on a second factor, which is silver prices and technical analysis. Once again, we started this whole discussion about talking on just surface level the major influences on price. We started with electronic price discovery versus the sort of fundamental reality underneath, underlying it. We went through 6 factors. We listed the futures market and HFT. And today the focus will be technical analysis. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8MTYO02AJ-M" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>We started this series “shallow and wide” on the subject of what's really determining the silver price…</strong></span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">What are the factors, the most influential factors right now? Last week we covered high-frequency trading and algorithm trading in association with the future's market. This week we're going to kind of go on a second factor, which is silver prices and technical analysis.&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-technical-analysis-14964" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 19:51:17 +0000 Jeff Lewis 14964 at http://www.silverseek.com Common Sense - Money Printing's Biggest Casualty http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/common-sense-money-printings-biggest-casualty-14961 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amidst the “worst economy of our lifetimes” – not to mention, the largest debt edifice in history –“bad things” are occurring the world round. And sadly, the “bad” is about to get a lot “badder.” In the past 24 hours alone, for example, I’ve read of accelerating military conflict in Syria – where I have not a clue what everyone from America; to Russia; Iran; and Saudi Arabia are so interested in. I mean, geez, at least in Vietnam – where somewhere between 1.5 million and 3.5 million people died – war occurred under the auspices of the at-the-time universally feared threat of spreading Communism. But as for the Syrian War’s “reason,” your guess is as good as mine. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, October 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Amidst the “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-worst-global-economy-of-our-lifetimes"><span style="color: #000000;">worst economy of our lifetimes</span></a>” – not to mention, the <a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/accelerating-junk-bond-collapse-portends-historic-financial-crash"><span style="color: #000000;">largest debt edifice in history</span></a> –“bad things” are occurring the world round.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/common-sense-money-printings-biggest-casualty-14961" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 16:34:56 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14961 at http://www.silverseek.com The Worst Global Economy of Our Lifetimes http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/worst-global-economy-our-lifetimes-14958 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For months, we have been writing of the “worst global economy of our lifetimes” – no matter where you live, or how old you are. Yes, the destructive power of unfettered money printing, market manipulation and propaganda in its purest form – like crack cocaine, or “Love Potion #9” for 1980s movie junkies – has attempted to put lipstick on the world’s biggest economic pig. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">For months, we have been writing of the “worst global economy of our lifetimes” – no matter where you live, or how old you are.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/worst-global-economy-our-lifetimes-14958" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 18:17:58 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14958 at http://www.silverseek.com What's Another $2.7 Trillion Amongst "Friends?" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/whats-another-27-trillion-amongst-friends-14953 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hallelujah! It’s Monday morning, and for just the fourth time in the past 121 weekends, (paper) Precious Metals were not attacked with a “Sunday Night Sentiment” raid. And for just the 74th time in the past 602 trading days, a “2:15 AM” attack either! Yes, I know it’s Columbus Day – and thus, the Cartel likely had its alarm on snooze – at least until the 8:20 AM EST COMEX open, when they suddenly “awoke” with a prototypical “Cartel Herald” algorithm – whilst silver’s own Cartel Herald occurred at exactly the current $16.00/oz “line in the sand,” which just happens to coincide with its 200 DMA of $15.96/oz, which it hasn’t traded above in 4½ months. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Hallelujah! It’s Monday morning, and for just the fourth time in the past 121 weekends, (paper) Precious Metals were not attacked with a “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/sunday-night-sentiment"><span style="color: #000000;">Sunday Night Sentiment</span></a>” raid. And for just the 74<sup>th</sup> time in the past 602 trading days, a “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-215am"><span style="color: #000000;">2:15 AM</span></a>” attack either!</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/whats-another-27-trillion-amongst-friends-14953" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:35:26 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14953 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Price Manipulation – Where are the Regulators and How Will It End? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-manipulation-%E2%80%93-where-are-regulators-and-how-will-it-end-14950 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;re not seeing it necessarily on the wholesale side yet, but we are seeing signs of it. Look at the physical turnover happening in silver and nowhere else. This is a frantic physical turnover in the COMEX warehouses. Silver coming in and out every day in tremendous amounts is a sign that the wholesale market is tight and ultimately, shortage is just a certain level of tightness. You get to the point where you can&#039;t contain it anymore. Buyers come in encouraged by increasing prices that a shortage will bring. It&#039;s just got to burn itself out. That&#039;s how it must end some day, just don&#039;t ask me which day. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, October 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><em>The following is an edited excerpt from our recent Q&amp;A interview with </em><a href="http://www.butlerresearch.com/index.asp"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>Ted Butler</em></span></a><em>.</em></span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><em>It’s the even worse than the fox guarding the henhouse. It’s more like rabid raccoons.&nbsp;</em></span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><em>In this section continue the discussion of HFT, while answering the question of how the regulators could miss all of this. We end on how it will end.&nbsp;</em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-manipulation-%E2%80%93-where-are-regulators-and-how-will-it-end-14950" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 11 Oct 2015 13:30:05 +0000 Jeff Lewis 14950 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - October 9, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-9-2015-14948 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - October 9, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-9-2015-14948" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:17:26 +0000 SilverCOTReport 14948 at http://www.silverseek.com Bernanke The Hero - Part II http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/bernanke-hero-part-ii-14942 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For the past six months or so, as the global economic collapse has grown progressively uglier, the thing that has shocked me most has been the utter abdication of interest by Wall Street, the Mainstream Media, and even Washington’s duty to discuss it. It’s almost as if they have been cumulatively hypnotized by the most maniacal; relentless; and now, global market manipulation operative in human history. Or, more aptly put, “robo-algorithm history,” given just how few humans actually participate in “trading” these days. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, October 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">For the past six months or so, as the global economic collapse has grown progressively uglier, the thing that has shocked me most has been the utter abdication of interest by Wall Street, the Mainstream Media, and even Washington’s duty to discuss it. It’s almost as if they have been cumulatively hypnotized by the most maniacal; relentless; and now, <a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-eastern-point-of-no-return"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>global</em></span></a> market manipulation operative in human history.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/bernanke-hero-part-ii-14942" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:45:26 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14942 at http://www.silverseek.com "Peak Manipulation" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/peak-manipulation-14939 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today’s “genius du jour” is Jeffrey Gundlach – who has been marketed as the new “Bond King,” for simply having been lucky enough to be the “least dirty shirt” amongst a sea of mediocre portfolio managers. Like Warren Buffett, who “perfectly timed” the start of his career with a multi-decade equity bull market; or Donald Trump, whose gluttonous affinity for “1%” real estate coincided with the Fed’s cancerous foray into unprecedented wealth disparity, Gundlach was one of many fixed income “portfolio managers” lucky enough to be running bond funds when the Fed decided to not only take interest rates to zero, but keep them there – likely, forever. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Today’s “genius du jour” is Jeffrey Gundlach – who has been marketed as the new “Bond King,” for simply having been lucky enough to be the “least dirty shirt” amongst a sea of mediocre portfolio managers.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/peak-manipulation-14939" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:25:21 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14939 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices and HFT http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-hft-14938 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First off, I don&#039;t think that speed, electronics or computers are necessarily a bad thing in and of themselves. Nor are the tactics employed, including “sub-millisecond trading” or “co-location of servers”, the latter meaning one can physically place servers closer to the exchanges and therefore gain a speed advantage. I don&#039;t think they&#039;re necessarily bad things in and of themselves. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FRpHLLttv88" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><em>This is part of an ongoing series describing silver “Electronic Price Discovery versus the Fundamental Reality”.&nbsp;</em></span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><em>In this discussion, we go a little deeper with HFT and algorithm trading, &nbsp; - and its impact on the market.</em></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-hft-14938" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:22:54 +0000 Jeff Lewis 14938 at http://www.silverseek.com Fortuna Silver Focused on Growth, Targeting 12M Silver Eq. by 2017 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fortuna-silver-focused-growth-targeting-12m-silver-eq-2017-14937 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver prices are testing even the most proven and experienced operators, but despite the challenges Fortuna Silver Mines (NYSE: FSM, TSX: FVI) has managed to remain a profitable producer by cutting costs and maximizing efficiencies. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Cambria; font-size: medium;">Silver prices are testing even the most proven and experienced operators, but despite the challenges <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Fortuna Silver Mines</strong> (NYSE: </span><a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=fsm&amp;ql=1"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Cambria; font-size: medium;">FSM</span></a><span style="font-family: Cambria; font-size: medium;">, TSX: </span><a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=fvi.to&amp;ql=1"><span style="</a></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fortuna-silver-focused-growth-targeting-12m-silver-eq-2017-14937" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:37:21 +0000 Peter Spina 14937 at http://www.silverseek.com THE SILVER MARKET DISCONNECT CONTINUES: 2 Must See Charts http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-disconnect-continues-2-must-see-charts-14933 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to the mostly recently released data, the disconnect in the silver market continues. Now, when I say a disconnect, I am referring to the interesting change in supply demand trends in the silver market. Currently, we are witnessing an abrupt change in normal silver market dynamics. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">According to the mostly recently released data, the disconnect in the silver market continues.&nbsp; Now, when I say a disconnect, I am referring to the interesting change in supply demand trends in the silver market.&nbsp; Currently, we are witnessing an abrupt change in normal silver market dynamics.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-disconnect-continues-2-must-see-charts-14933" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:36:00 +0000 SRSrocco 14933 at http://www.silverseek.com "Unspeakable Horrors" - Part II http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/unspeakable-horrors-part-ii-14929 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In July 2014, WTI crude prices peaked at $105/bbl. Three months later, they had fallen to $81/bbl, prompting me to publish “crashing oil prices portend unspeakable horrors” on October 15th. In it, I espoused that there is no way the global economy – already on death’s door – could survive the implosion of the world’s most important commodity. For that matter, commodities in general are by far the world’s largest business – with countless corporations, municipalities, and sovereign nations dependent on their sale for financial survival. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">In July 2014, WTI crude prices peaked at $105/bbl. Three months later, they had fallen to $81/bbl, prompting me to publish “<a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/crashing-oil-prices-portends-unspeakable-horrors"><span style="color: #000000;">crashing oil prices portend unspeakable horrors</span></a>” on October 15<sup>th</sup>. In it, I espoused that there is no way the global economy – already on death’s door – could survive the implosion of the world’s most important commodity.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/unspeakable-horrors-part-ii-14929" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:19:56 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14929 at http://www.silverseek.com INDIA vs COMEX: Physical Silver Demand Will Destroy Paper Rigged Markets http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/india-vs-comex-physical-silver-demand-will-destroy-paper-rigged-markets-14926 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If there’s one chart silver investors need to see, it’s the INDIA vs COMEX chart. This chart puts into perspective just how little Registered silver remains at the Comex warehouses. In addition, Comex Registered silver inventories continue to fall as two large transfers were reported over the past two days. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">If there’s one chart silver investors need to see, it’s the INDIA vs COMEX chart.&nbsp; This chart puts into perspective just how little Registered silver remains at the Comex warehouses.&nbsp; In addition, Comex Registered silver inventories continue to fall as two large transfers were reported over the past two days</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/india-vs-comex-physical-silver-demand-will-destroy-paper-rigged-markets-14926" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 02:06:37 +0000 SRSrocco 14926 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - October 2, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-2-2015-14924 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - October 2, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-october-2-2015-14924" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:17:43 +0000 SilverCOTReport 14924 at http://www.silverseek.com Does a big surge in silver coin sales worldwide indicate a price hike like 2009-2011 is coming? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/does-big-surge-silver-coin-sales-worldwide-indicate-price-hike-2009-2011-coming-14923 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A recent Reuters report about surging silver coin sales all over the world (click here) has precious metal investors wondering if this is not an early sign of the sort of increased physical metal demand that would surely precede another big take-off in silver prices like in 2009 to 2011 when silver rocketed from $8.50 to $49.50 an ounce, still just short of its 1980 all-time high. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">A recent Reuters report about surging silver coin sales all over the world (<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3255581/Mints-struggle-silver-coin-demand.html"><span style="color: #000000;">click here</span></a>) has precious metal investors wondering if this is not an early sign of the sort of increased physical metal demand that would surely precede another big take-off in silver prices like in 2009 to 2011 when silver rocketed from $8.50 to $49.50 an ounce, still just short of its 1980 all-time high.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/does-big-surge-silver-coin-sales-worldwide-indicate-price-hike-2009-2011-coming-14923" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:20:26 +0000 Peter Cooper 14923 at http://www.silverseek.com Mining Giant Glencore To Sell Gold & Silver Output To Pay Down Debt http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/mining-giant-glencore-sell-gold-silver-output-pay-down-debt-14921 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an ironic twist of fate, the mining conglomerate Glencore is seeking to pay down its massive debt by selling future gold and silver output. While this is only part of its solution to pay down a third of its $30 billion in debt, it’s quite interesting that the company is selling forward production of two of the most despised monetary metals in the Mainstream Media. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://srsroccoreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GLENCORE.png" rel="lightbox[10120]"><img src="https://srsroccoreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GLENCORE.png" alt="GLENCORE" width="350" height="224" style="float: right;" class="wp-image-10122 alignright" /></a><span style="color: #000000;">In an ironic twist of fate, the mining conglomerate Glencore is seeking to pay down its massive debt by selling future gold and silver output.&nbsp; While this is only part of its solution to pay down a third of its $30 billion in debt, it’s quite interesting that the company is selling </span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/mining-giant-glencore-sell-gold-silver-output-pay-down-debt-14921" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:51:00 +0000 SRSrocco 14921 at http://www.silverseek.com Accelerating Junk Bond Collapse Portends Historic Financial Crash http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/accelerating-junk-bond-collapse-portends-historic-financial-crash-14915 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Someday, the nightmare for Precious Metal holders will end – perhaps, in 2016 – for having not only been right, but for the right reasons. Although, per what I wrote last week; yesterday; and countless other times over the past four years, not necessarily for “paper PM investments.” The difference being, of course, that TPTB cannot manufacture gold and silver. Conversely, they can “manufacture” as many mining, ETF, and closed-end fund shares; futures; options; and even unallocated bullion storage certificates as they want, in their aim of quashing PM sentiment amongst the millions of uneducated investors that have been brainwashed to believe dollars, Euros, and Yen are money; silver, an “industrial metal”; and gold, a “barbarous relic.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, September 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Someday, the nightmare for Precious Metal holders will end – perhaps, <a href="http://blog.milesfranklin.com/the-story-of-2016"><span style="color: #000000;">in 2016</span></a> – for having not only been right, but for the right reasons.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/accelerating-junk-bond-collapse-portends-historic-financial-crash-14915" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:11:35 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14915 at http://www.silverseek.com PREPARING FOR COLLAPSE: Record Eight-Year Silver Buying Intensity Continues http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/preparing-collapse-record-eight-year-silver-buying-intensity-continues-14913 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While the Mainstream Media and Financial Network hacks delude Americans into believing the Fed and U.S. Treasury are in control of the financial and economic system, investors continue on a record eight-year buying spree of silver. This multi-year silver buying trend is unprecedented in history. Precious metal investors need to understand just how different this current trend of elevated physical silver demand is compared to previous periods in history. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">While the Mainstream Media and Financial Network hacks delude Americans into believing the Fed and U.S. Treasury are in control of the financial and economic system, investors continue on a record eight-year buying spree of silver.&nbsp; This multi-year silver buying trend is unprecedented in history.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/preparing-collapse-record-eight-year-silver-buying-intensity-continues-14913" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 03:26:01 +0000 SRSrocco 14913 at http://www.silverseek.com Real Money Vs. "Paper PM Investments" http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/real-money-vs-paper-pm-investments-14911 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another day passed, and another day closer to the cataclysmic end of hope that a return to “normalcy” as we have known it can be regained; not in this generation, and not until the cancerous fiat currency Ponzi scheme that caused the world’s economic demise is destroyed. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Another day passed, and another day closer to the cataclysmic end of <em>hope</em> that a return to “normalcy” as we have known it can be regained; not in this generation, and not until the cancerous fiat currency Ponzi scheme that caused the world’s economic demise is destroyed.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/real-money-vs-paper-pm-investments-14911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 17:07:56 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14911 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices - Who Was That and When Will it End? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-who-was-and-when-will-it-end-14910 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two events occurred in the silver market recently. On Tuesday, September 22nd, and Monday, September 28th the price got hammered. While it is true - this didn’t happen in a vacuum. These downdrafts occurred across basically all markets. However, it would be a mistake to leave it with that correlation and not investigate further. While most markets share an electronic trading, “character”, there is much more that meets the eye - and even more so for silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Two events occurred in the silver market recently. On Tuesday, September 22nd, and Monday, September 28th the price got hammered. While it is true - this didn’t happen in a vacuum. These downdrafts occurred across basically all markets. However, it would be a mistake to leave it with that correlation and not investigate further. While most markets share an electronic trading, “character”, there is much more that meets the eye - and even more so for silver.&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-who-was-and-when-will-it-end-14910" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 17:03:34 +0000 Jeff Lewis 14910 at http://www.silverseek.com Catalon-Astrophe, Pt. II - The Beginning of the End of the European Union http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/catalon-astrophe-pt-ii-beginning-end-european-union-14907 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Making short-term economic “predictions” is nearly impossible in the least volatile of times; as simply put, there are too many variables – known and unknown alike – to guess what will occur in a world of seven-plus billion people. Let alone, when the so-called “markets” that theoretically “discount” such factors is manipulated beyond recognition – causing not only dramatic mispricing of entire asset classes, but economic “deformations” with far-reaching, historically destructive ramifications. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Making short-term economic “predictions” is nearly impossible in the least volatile of times; as simply put, there are too many variables – known and unknown alike – to guess what will occur in a world of seven-plus billion people.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/catalon-astrophe-pt-ii-beginning-end-european-union-14907" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 19:35:05 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14907 at http://www.silverseek.com BEWARE: What If This Retail Silver Investment Shortage Doesn’t End? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/beware-what-if-retail-silver-investment-shortage-doesn%E2%80%99t-end-14906 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not only has the present retail silver bullion product shortage continued for several months now, what happens if it never ends? This may seem like a play on hype, but if the U.S. or World experiences another Black Swan event like the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008, physical silver demand will likely explode to levels much higher than today. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, September 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Not only has the present retail silver bullion product shortage continued for several months now, what happens if it never ends?&nbsp; This may seem like a play on hype, but if the U.S. or World experiences another Black Swan event like the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008, physical silver demand will likely explode to levels much higher than today.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/beware-what-if-retail-silver-investment-shortage-doesn%E2%80%99t-end-14906" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 26 Sep 2015 19:15:53 +0000 SRSrocco 14906 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - September 25, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-september-25-2015-14903 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - September 25, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse; margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; height: 15.75pt; border-right: black 1pt solid; width: 413pt; background: black; border-bottom: #f0f0f0; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-top: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-right: 5.4pt;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-september-25-2015-14903" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:23:37 +0000 SilverCOTReport 14903 at http://www.silverseek.com The Future of Gold and Silver Mining, In Simple Pictures http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/future-gold-and-silver-mining-simple-pictures-14894 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First, let’s get yesterday’s “market” farce out of the way. On a day when European stocks plunged 3.0%-3.5% – buffeted by an exploding immigration problem, a major scandal at Volkswagen, a new low for National Bank of Greece stock – enroute to zero; and news that the U.S. will be basing nuclear weapons in Germany, to directly confront Russia, commodity prices plunged; currencies tanked; the Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey was an unmitigated disaster; and interest rates plunged as the “odds” of a December rate hike (LOL) plunged to a new low – enroute to zero; whilst the “odds” of a U.S. government shutdown – as early as next week — spiked to 75%. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, September 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">First, let’s get yesterday’s “market” farce out of the way. On a day when European stocks plunged 3.0%-3.5% – buffeted by an exploding immigration problem, a major scandal at Volkswagen, a new low for National Bank of Greece stock – enroute to zero; and news that the U.S.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/future-gold-and-silver-mining-simple-pictures-14894" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 16:54:15 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14894 at http://www.silverseek.com Occam's Razor, And The Upcoming, Historic Silver Shortage http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/occams-razor-and-upcoming-historic-silver-shortage-14891 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In what could be the most ominous statement regarding the global economic future of all time, Chinese President Xi Jinping this morning said “this summer’s Yuan devaluation was needed to defuse systemic risks.” In other words, not only proving how vulnerable the world is to even the slightest alteration of the cancerous status quo – in suggesting a mere 5% devaluation was required to stave off collapse; but demonstrating how utterly clueless the “leaders” of the world’s most powerful (and in most cases, insolvent) financial entities have become. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">In what could be the most ominous statement regarding the global economic future of <em>all time</em>, Chinese President Xi Jinping this morning said “this summer’s Yuan devaluation was needed to defuse systemic risks.” In other words, not only proving how vulnerable the world is to even the slightest alteration of the cancerous status quo – in suggesting a mere 5% devaluation was required to stave off collapse; but demonstrating how utterly clueless the “leaders” of the world’s most powerful (and in most cases, insolvent) financial entities have become.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/occams-razor-and-upcoming-historic-silver-shortage-14891" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:39:23 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14891 at http://www.silverseek.com SHOCKING CHART: The Silver Supply Crunch Continues http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/shocking-chart-silver-supply-crunch-continues-14888 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There is no other way to describe the radical change that has taken place in several areas of the silver supply market this year other than to say…. it’s quite shocking. While certain analysts stated that the silver supply would indeed fall this year, I don’t believe anyone could have envisioned the kind of declines experienced in the chart below. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">There is no other way to describe the radical change that has taken place in several areas of the silver supply market this year other than to say…. it’s quite shocking.&nbsp; While certain analysts stated that the silver supply would indeed fall this year, I don’t believe anyone could have envisioned the kind of declines experienced in the chart below.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/shocking-chart-silver-supply-crunch-continues-14888" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 01:18:09 +0000 SRSrocco 14888 at http://www.silverseek.com What To Do With One's "Money," Part II http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/what-do-ones-money-part-ii-14885 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s Monday morning – and though I’m long past the point where unprecedented, 24/7 money printing, market manipulation, and propaganda “surprises” me, it’s still difficult for my Spock-like brain to process the idiocy our “leaders” exhibit. Much less, how anyone still take seriously the financial “markets” that, for many years now, have as much semblance of freely-traded, price discovering mechanisms as apples do to oranges. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s Monday morning – and though I’m long past the point where unprecedented, 24/7 money printing, market manipulation, and propaganda “surprises” me, it’s still difficult for my Spock-like brain to process the idiocy our “leaders” exhibit. Much less, how anyone still take seriously the financial “markets” that, for many years now, have as much semblance of freely-traded, price discovering mechanisms as apples do to oranges.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/what-do-ones-money-part-ii-14885" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:54:02 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14885 at http://www.silverseek.com Silver Price Illusion Versus Reality - A Little Help Keeping Your Head About You http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-illusion-versus-reality-little-help-keeping-your-head-about-you-14883 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The title of today&#039;s; I know you like my slides, but the title of today&#039;s program is Silver Price Illusion Versus Reality and we&#039;ll talk about the convergence factors that I think are going to tip the balance from the current price illusion or reality that we live in right now and where we&#039;re headed. Before we get started, I want to hear from you. I want to connect with you. Please if you could, type your name into the chat box either to your right or below, depending on how you&#039;re watching this, so I can know your first name and where you are. I&#039;m Jeff Lewis. I&#039;m in San Francisco, California and I want to acknowledge that where you are and what your name is. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, September 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_aB3-prvi4M" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Transcript below:</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Hey, stay right there. I'm really happy to be here. If you know me or if you're brand new to this, I'm excited because number 1, I get to talk about what silver prices look like in the current reality versus the inevitable reality. Also this is the first time that I've been able to present in this format, so I look forward to seeing how it goes. If you don’t know me…&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-illusion-versus-reality-little-help-keeping-your-head-about-you-14883" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 20 Sep 2015 18:40:33 +0000 Jeff Lewis 14883 at http://www.silverseek.com SILVER INVESTORS: Why The Next Financial Crisis Will Be Different http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-investors-why-next-financial-crisis-will-be-different-14882 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s a lot of analysis on the MSM and alternative precious metal sites forecasting how the future events will play out. Unfortunately, 99% of MSM -Mainstream media’s take on the future is absolutely worthless. However, many precious metal analysts are also making incorrect financial and economic forecasts, based on faulty assumptions of the future. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, September 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">There’s a lot of analysis on the MSM and alternative precious metal sites forecasting how the future events will play out.&nbsp; Unfortunately, 99% of MSM -Mainstream media’s take on the future is absolutely worthless.&nbsp; However, many precious metal analysts are also making incorrect financial and economic forecasts, based on faulty assumptions of the future.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-investors-why-next-financial-crisis-will-be-different-14882" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 20 Sep 2015 13:06:07 +0000 SRSrocco 14882 at http://www.silverseek.com COT Silver Report - September 18, 2015 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-september-18-2015-14880 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COT Silver Report - September 18, 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="margin: auto auto auto 4.65pt; width: 551px; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes;"><td style="border-bottom: #f0f0f0; border-left: windowtext 1pt solid; padding-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 5.4pt; width: 413pt; padding-right: 5.4pt; background: black; height: 15.75pt; border-top: windowtext 1pt solid; border-right: black 1pt solid; padding-top: 0in;" colspan="6" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap" width="551"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: cente</td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-september-18-2015-14880" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 19:18:31 +0000 SilverCOTReport 14880 at http://www.silverseek.com Rates Stuck at 0%, Negative Rates Growing Globally, Gold and Silver Updates http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rates-stuck-0-negative-rates-growing-globally-gold-and-silver-updates-14878 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gold and silver surged on news that the FOMC ruled that they will not raise rates, not just yet. Low inflation rates and a low growth rates are keeping historic 0% rates for longer. This should not be a surprise to gold and silver investors who know the massive amount of debt will never allow rates to rise significantly as the biggest fear for central bankers is deflation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Cambria; font-size: medium;">Gold and silver surged on news that the FOMC ruled that they will not raise rates, not just yet. Low inflation and growth rates are keeping historic 0% rates for longer.</span></span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rates-stuck-0-negative-rates-growing-globally-gold-and-silver-updates-14878" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:53:46 +0000 Peter Spina 14878 at http://www.silverseek.com How Is The Silver Bullion Product Shortage Impacting Gold? http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/how-silver-bullion-product-shortage-impacting-gold-14877 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As wait times for certain silver bullion products reach upwards of 2 months, investors are now switching over to buying gold. How much gold? Heck of a lot more when look at the figures. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, September 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">As wait times for certain silver bullion products reach upwards of 2 months, investors are now switching over to buying gold.&nbsp; How much gold?&nbsp; Heck of a lot more when look at the figures.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/how-silver-bullion-product-shortage-impacting-gold-14877" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:07:43 +0000 SRSrocco 14877 at http://www.silverseek.com The GATA Army - Battle Tested, And Stronger Than Ever http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gata-army-battle-tested-and-stronger-ever-14874 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On this, an absurdly over-hyped “Fed Day” – in which Whirlybird Janet and her minion will at best sound stupid; and at worst, trigger a global market meltdown; I thought it would be the perfect time to summarize how far the “good guys” have come in the war against financial evil, ignorance, and omission. Which I’ll get to momentarily. Before a few comments on said Fed decision. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, September 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">On this, an absurdly over-hyped “Fed Day” – in which Whirlybird Janet and her minion will at best sound stupid; and at worst, trigger a global market meltdown; I thought it would be the perfect time to summarize how far the “good guys” have come in the war against financial evil, ignorance, and omission. Which I’ll get to momentarily. Before a few comments on said Fed decision.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gata-army-battle-tested-and-stronger-ever-14874" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 15:05:22 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14874 at http://www.silverseek.com Pre-FOMC Notes - Something's Gotta Give! http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/pre-fomc-notes-somethings-gotta-give-14870 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s the eve of the much ballyhooed FOMC meeting, and TPTB’s desperation to paint false economic pictures has never been greater. Incredibly, the Fed somehow believes the world trusts in its ability – and that of all Central banks – to guide us to prosperity, despite the fact that its post-2000 machinations directly caused the even worse 2008 financial crisis; whilst its post-2008 money printing orgy, mimicked by its Central banking pals the world round, has put the planet in perhaps its most precarious financial predicament since the dawn of mankind. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, September 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s the eve of the much ballyhooed FOMC meeting, and TPTB’s desperation to paint false economic pictures has never been greater.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/pre-fomc-notes-somethings-gotta-give-14870" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:53:19 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14870 at http://www.silverseek.com Best-Ever Fundamentals, Worst Ever Prices http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/best-ever-fundamentals-worst-ever-prices-14867 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two days and counting to, yet again, “the most important Fed meeting ever.” Which CNBC, lowest-ever ratings and all – believes is worthy of a “countdown clock.” And yet, whilst it hit two days, 6 hours, and 20 minutes as I was at the gym this morning, two other, far more important data points were conspicuously absent. As they have been for the past two weeks, when CNBC’s leadership decided that neither the 10-year Treasury yield nor the Shanghai stock market were worthy of scrolling. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Two days and counting to, yet again, “the most important Fed meeting ever.” Which CNBC, lowest-ever ratings and all – believes is worthy of a “countdown clock.” And yet, whilst it hit two days, 6 hours, and 20 minutes as I was at the gym this morning, two other, far more important data points were conspicuously absent. As they have been for the past two weeks, when CNBC’s leadership decided that neither the 10-year Treasury yield nor the Shanghai stock market were worthy of scrolling.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/best-ever-fundamentals-worst-ever-prices-14867" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:07:24 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14867 at http://www.silverseek.com Stunning Development In The U.S. Silver Market http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/stunning-development-us-silver-market-14864 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Something quite interesting took place in the U.S. Silver Market over the past several months. Not only are we witnessing a shortage of silver investment products in the retail and wholesale markets, but there is also another interesting development that many are unaware. Actually, I was quite surprised by the recently released data. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Something quite interesting took place in the U.S. Silver Market over the past several months.&nbsp; Not only are we witnessing a shortage of silver investment products in the retail and wholesale markets, but there is also another interesting development that many are unaware.&nbsp; Actually, I was quite surprised by the recently released data.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/stunning-development-us-silver-market-14864" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 02:08:13 +0000 SRSrocco 14864 at http://www.silverseek.com From 9/11 To 9/15 http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/911-915-14862 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s early Monday morning, on the first day following the “Shemitah” prophecy – that in the next 12 months, dramatic changes to the world political, economic, and social climate will occur. As you can imagine, global “manipulation operatives” are working overtime to prevent “last to go” markets like the “Dow Jones Propaganda Average” and paper gold and silver from revealing the reality of the worst economy of our lifetimes; the most precipitous, irreversible financial destruction in history; an unprecedented level of global overcapacity; and generally speaking, the shredding fabric of a dying, artificially orchestrated status quo. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It’s early Monday morning, on the first day following the “Shemitah” prophecy – that in the next 12 months, dramatic changes to the world political, economic, and social climate will occur.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/911-915-14862" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:37:40 +0000 Andrew Hoffman 14862 at http://www.silverseek.com The Coming Silver Shortage http://www.silverseek.com/commentary/coming-silver-shortage-14859 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From the very beginning of my epiphany 30 years ago about a silver price manipulation on the COMEX, was the unavoidable conclusion that if prices were artificially depressed as I believed, then at some point a physical shortage must develop. If the price of any commodity were set too low for too long a period of time, then the dynamics of the law of supply and demand would eventually crimp supply and encourage demand to such an extent that a physical shortage must develop and end the manipulation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"