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Silver Investor Community Discussion Forums - SilverSeek.com - SilverSeek.com Articles http://forums.silverseek.com/ Public comments on articles published on SilverSeek.com en Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:38:39 GMT vBulletin 60 http://forums.silverseek.com/images/misc/rss.png Silver Investor Community Discussion Forums - SilverSeek.com - SilverSeek.com Articles http://forums.silverseek.com/ COT Silver Report - August 10, 2018 http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?69009-COT-Silver-Report-August-10-2018&goto=newpost Sat, 11 Aug 2018 20:51:27 GMT *http://silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-august-10-2018-17364 For anyone not able to see the complete COT report or would prefer to see... http://silverseek.com/commentary/cot...-10-2018-17364

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Fort Knox Gold? http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?69008-Fort-Knox-Gold&goto=newpost Fri, 10 Aug 2018 05:05:18 GMT *Corruption in government is universal, now and throughout history. Like living with gravity, we realize it exists and carry on because we must. ... Corruption in government is universal, now and throughout history. Like living with gravity, we realize it exists and carry on because we must.

Fort Knox gold questions are like corruption and gravity. There are issues but we move on. Consider:

1.There are 147 million ounces of gold supposedly stored in the Fort Knox Bullion Depository.

2.It has not been audited since the 1950s and has never been independently audited.

3.Whether the gold remains in the vaults or disappeared long ago has no obvious impact upon our daily lives.

4.The Treasury Department has little to gain by agreeing to audit Fort Knox gold. If the gold is gone, they do not want that information presented to the public. If the gold still exists why bother to audit it?

5.If the gold exists, is it encumbered, leased, swapped or “salted” with tungsten?

6.It seems likely that few individuals know the truth, and most people do not care.

WHY DON’T WE CARE ABOUT 147 MILLION OUNCES OF GOLD? WHY DON’T WE CARE ABOUT $200 BILLION?

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BoE Hikes for the Second Time since Lehman http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?69007-BoE-Hikes-for-the-Second-Time-since-Lehman&goto=newpost Fri, 10 Aug 2018 05:02:50 GMT *Are there more central banks than the Fed and the ECB? Oh, yes. Last week, the Bank of England raised rates 25 basis points. What does it imply for... Are there more central banks than the Fed and the ECB? Oh, yes. Last week, the Bank of England raised rates 25 basis points. What does it imply for gold?

Second Hike in 10 Years

On last Thursday, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise its key interest rate from 0.50 to 0.75 percent. As we can read in the summary of the monetary policy meeting:

The Committee judges that an increase in Bank Rate of 0.25 percentage points is warranted at this meeting.

The move was the second hike in more than 10 years, following the 25 basis points raise in November 2017, which reversed an earlier interest rate cut made in August 2016 in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. The BoE maintained its quantitative easing program unchanged.

Moreover, the UK central bank signaled further hikes, although gradual and limited in scope:

The Committee also judges that, were the economy to continue to develop broadly in line with its Inflation Report projections, an ongoing tightening of monetary policy over the forecast period would be appropriate to return inflation sustainably to the 2% target at a conventional horizon. Any future increases in Bank Rate are likely to be at a gradual pace and to a limited extent.

Why did the BoE hike? Well, the UK survived the post-Brexit referendum turmoil. The inflation is above 2 percent, while unemployment is low, as one can see in the charts below. With very tight labor market and rising wages, the policymakers could be afraid of the overheating of the economy, even with the uncertainty about Brexit. As we can read in the minutes:

Although modest by historical standards, the projected pace of GDP growth over the forecast was slightly faster than the diminished rate of supply growth, which averaged around 1½% per year. The MPC continued to judge that the UK economy currently had a very limited degree of slack and there were a number of signs that the labour market was continuing to tighten. The employment rate and the number of vacancies had risen to record highs, and indicators of recruitment difficulties had increased further. The unemployment rate was low and was projected to fall below the MPC’s estimate of the natural rate. In the MPC’s central projection, therefore, a small margin of excess demand emerged by late 2019 and built thereafter.


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Monetary Paradigm Reset http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?69005-Monetary-Paradigm-Reset&goto=newpost Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:20:48 GMT Rising Prices Aren’t Intrinsic to the Currency It is the same with money. The prevailing paradigm—the dollar-centric view—is akin to the Medieval... Rising Prices Aren’t Intrinsic to the Currency

It is the same with money. The prevailing paradigm—the dollar-centric view—is akin to the Medieval geocentric view. This view is characterized by two premises. One, the dollar is money. And two, the value of money is not defined in terms of gold (which is believed to be just a commodity like oil or wheat). The value of money is defined as the inverse of the general price level. This means: what you can buy is intrinsic to the currency.

We can see this point in action, in almost any article about Venezuela. Nicolás Maduro, their corrupt and inept dictator, has destroyed production of just about everything. And he has rendered it impossible to import or distribute what little they still have. Consumer goods are truly scarce, so of course prices are skyrocketing. But people call this inflation or hyperinflation.

They accept that what you can buy is a property of the currency itself, missing that in Venezuela you can’t buy anything anymore, because of the socialist dictatorship.

Everyone knows that the dollar loses value. The Federal Reserve’s*target*is to make the dollar lose 2 percent per annum. The dollar goes down, and this is not a bug but a feature.

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Another Way Of Looking At The Pension Crisis, As “A Stealth Mortgage on Your House” http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?69004-Another-Way-Of-Looking-At-The-Pension-Crisis-As-“A-Stealth-Mortgage-on-Your-House”&goto=newpost Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:11:33 GMT Most cities, counties and states have committed taxpayers to significant future unfunded spending. This mostly takes the form of pension and... Most cities, counties and states have committed taxpayers to significant future unfunded spending. This mostly takes the form of pension and postretirement health-care obligations for public employees, a burden that averages $75,000 per household but exceeds $100,000 per household in some states. Many states protect public pensions in their constitutions, meaning they cannot be renegotiated. Future pension obligations simply must be paid, either through higher taxes or cuts to public services.

Is there a way out for taxpayers in states that are deep in the red? Milton Friedman famously observed that the only thing more mobile than the wealthy is their capital. Some residents may hope that they can avoid the pension crash by decamping to a more fiscally sound state.

But this escape may be illusory. State taxes are collected on four economic activities: consumption (sales tax), labor and investment (income tax) and real-estate ownership (property tax). The affluent can escape sales and income taxes by moving to a new state—but real estate stays behind. Property values must ultimately support the obligations that politicians have promised, even if those obligations aren’t properly funded, because real estate is the only source of state and local revenue that can’t pick up and move elsewhere. Whether or not unfunded obligations are paid with property taxes, it’s the property that backs the obligations in the end.

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Silver Market Update http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?69003-Silver-Market-Update&goto=newpost Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:03:52 GMT The picture for silver looks dull and weak, and it has dropped back over the past month or two, like gold, in response to dollar strength. On its... The picture for silver looks dull and weak, and it has dropped back over the past month or two, like gold, in response to dollar strength. On its latest 14-month chart we can see how, after breaking support in the $16.15 area, it has dropped back to support close to the low of last July, where it is oversold. The intermediate trend must be classed as neutral / down as it is below bearishly aligned moving averages. Having said all that there is a fair chance of it turning higher soon, as in addition to being oversold and at support, its COTs now look bullish, as we can see on the latest COT chart stacked below the 14-month silver chart for direct comparison, with gold’s COTs being more so, and with gold’s seasonal factors now approaching their strongest for the year, silver may come along for the ride if gold now advances, which looks likely also because there is a good chance that the dollar will react back over the near-term, as we have observed in the parallel*Gold Market update.

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What Does It Take to Be in the Top 1 Percent? Not As Much As You Think http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?69002-What-Does-It-Take-to-Be-in-the-Top-1-Percent-Not-As-Much-As-You-Think&goto=newpost Sat, 04 Aug 2018 12:11:01 GMT *When you think of the top 1 percent of all income earners in American households, how much do you think this group rakes in? Millions? Tens of... When you think of the top 1 percent of all income earners in American households, how much do you think this group rakes in? Millions? Tens of millions? What about the top 10 percent?

On the contrary, to be considered in the top 1 percent of taxpayers nationally, you’d need an annual income of $480,930. The top 10 percent of taxpayers make at least $138,031. These figures are based on 2015 income tax data, the most recent year available.

This income level varies widely by both state and city. In San Jose, California, the top 1 percent income threshold is close to $1.2 million, almost double the level for Los Angeles. As seen in the chart below, the spread is fairly wide between the top 10 most populous cities in the U.S. In San Antonio, Texas – home to U.S. Global Investors – you’d need to make $416,614 annually to be considered in the top 1 percent, slightly below the national threshold of top 1 percenters.



Earning enough income to be in the top 1, 10 or even 20 percent is no small accomplishment, but chances are good that many people you know, and may not think of as wealthy, fall into the top 1, 10 or 20 percent.
Is the Top 1 Percent Paying Their Fair Share?

Contrast the above income statistics with the picture often painted in the media that the wealthiest Americans aren’t paying their fair share. According to the Tax Foundation, the top 1 percent of households collectively pay more in taxes than all of the tax-paying households in the bottom 90 percent.

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COT Silver Report - August 3, 2018 http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?69001-COT-Silver-Report-August-3-2018&goto=newpost Sat, 04 Aug 2018 12:00:07 GMT *http://silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-august-3-2018-17356 For anyone not able to see the complete COT report or would prefer to see... http://silverseek.com/commentary/cot...t-3-2018-17356

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New Age Fiscal Stimulus Is Unprecedented — And Ominous - John Rubino http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?69000-New-Age-Fiscal-Stimulus-Is-Unprecedented-—-And-Ominous-John-Rubino&goto=newpost Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:42:38 GMT *In a normal business cycle, the economy expands for a while and businesses hire lots of new people at somewhat higher wages, generating enough tax... In a normal business cycle, the economy expands for a while and businesses hire lots of new people at somewhat higher wages, generating enough tax revenue to shrink the government’s budget deficit – and in rare cases produce a surplus. So, for a while, the government borrows less money.

Not this time. The current recovery is nearly ten years old and the labor market is so tight that desperate companies are trying all kinds of new tricks to attract workers – including higher wages.

Yet the US just announced its intention to borrow $1.3 trillion in this fiscal year, the most since the depths of the Great Recession.

And this isn’t a one-shot deal. Trillion-dollar deficits are now projected for as far as the eye can see:





What does this mean? The US has decided that since we’ve borrowed a lot of money in the past and are still here, debt must not matter. Voters don’t care, the markets don’t care, so why not spend money we don’t have on cool stuff in the here-and-now. A new generation of super-weapons? Sure. A wall across 3,000 miles of southern border, check. Tax cuts for people who already more than they’re able to spend? Why not?

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Here’s Where the Next Crisis Starts http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?68998-Here’s-Where-the-Next-Crisis-Starts&goto=newpost Thu, 02 Aug 2018 03:53:53 GMT *So many credit crises are brewing, it’s hard to keep track without a scorecard. * *The mother of all credit crises is coming to China with over a... So many credit crises are brewing, it’s hard to keep track without a scorecard.

The mother of all credit crises is coming to China with over a quarter-trillion dollars owed by insolvent banks and state-owned enterprises, not to mention off-the-books liabilities of provincial governments, wealth management products and







developers of white elephant infrastructure projects.


Then there’s the emerging-markets credit crisis, with Turkey and Argentina leading a parade of potentially bankrupt borrowers vulnerable to hot money capital outflows and a slowdown of growth in developing economies.
Close on their heels is the U.S. student loan debacle, with over $1.5 trillion in outstanding debts and default rates approaching 20%.

Now we’re facing a devastating wave of junk bond defaults. The next financial collapse, already on our radar screen, will quite possibly come from junk bonds.
Let’s unpack this…

Since the great financial crisis, extremely low interest rates allowed the total number of highly speculative corporate bonds, or “junk bonds,” to rise 58% — a record high.

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Housing Market Collapse 2.0 Accelerates Rapidly! http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?68997-Housing-Market-Collapse-2-0-Accelerates-Rapidly!&goto=newpost Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:02:54 GMT *Just ten days ago, your Lone Ranger here laid out why one should see the barely beginning downturn of the housing market in Seattle as the... Just ten days ago, your Lone Ranger here laid out why one should see the barely beginning downturn of the housing market in Seattle as the bellwether for a national housing market bust. Naturally a snowflake or two of criticism landed on my nose to say I knew nothing about real estate. That being the case, look at how the world has changed in so little time to catch up with me. An idea that you may have read here first is now mainstream news in every housing fact being reported across the nation and around the world.

The Seattle slump

Let’s start with Bloomberg’s article that came out two days ago since Bloomberg also now sees Seattle as being an omen for what is developing nationally:

“The U.S. Housing Market Looks Headed for Its Worst Slowdown in Years” Sellers were getting jumpy, even here in the hottest of markets. Homes that should have vanished in days were sitting on the market for weeks…. The U.S. housing market — particularly in cutthroat areas like Seattle, Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas — appears to be headed for the broadest slowdown in years. Buyers are getting squeezed by rising mortgage rates and by prices climbing about twice as fast as incomes, and there’s only so far they can stretch.

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Is The Interest Rate Death Spiral Finally Starting? - John Rubino http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?68996-Is-The-Interest-Rate-Death-Spiral-Finally-Starting-John-Rubino&goto=newpost Tue, 31 Jul 2018 12:54:07 GMT *The yield on Italy’s 10-year bond is up by about 100 basis points from its 2018 low. Meanwhile, its government continues to borrow money and roll... The yield on Italy’s 10-year bond is up by about 100 basis points from its 2018 low. Meanwhile, its government continues to borrow money and roll over its existing debt. But now it has to do so at ever-higher interest rates, which means it has to pay more interest, which means its deficits are rising, forcing it to borrow even more money, and so on until this “interest rate death spiral” becomes fatal.

It would already be fatal, if not for the European Central Bank’s willingness to buy Italy’s bonds at extremely favorable prices (i.e., very low interest rates). But now the ECB is promising to stop doing that, which leaves Italy in the early stages of a very negative feedback loop.




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Russia Sells 80% Of Its US Treasuries http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?68995-Russia-Sells-80-Of-Its-US-Treasuries&goto=newpost Tue, 31 Jul 2018 12:47:15 GMT *Description: In just over 2 months Russia has sold-off over 85% of its holdings of U.S. Treasuries, should the U.S. be concerned?* *– Russia has... Description: In just over 2 months Russia has sold-off over 85% of its holdings of U.S. Treasuries, should the U.S. be concerned?

– Russia has liquidated 85% of its US Treasury holdings in just two months
– Russia dumps over $90 billion of Treasuries in April and May as holdings collapse from near $100 billion to just $9 billion
– Deepening geo-political tensions between Russia and U.S. and Russian concerns about the dollar lead to selling
– Trump administration imposed new sanctions on April 6 on seven of Russia’s richest men and 17 top government officials
– Russia continues to accumulate gold bullion and deepening tensions may see this acceleratehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTZYwMP9dKQ
– Tensions between the U.S. and China are rising and China has been selling Treasuries and this may accelerate if trade wars and currency wars deepen


“The Treasury International Capital, TIC Update, confirms that the massive reduction we saw in US Treasuries by the Russians in April continued in May.
They sold basically 81 billion in two months, down from just under 100 billion. That’s an 80% reduction in two months!
Meanwhile they’re buying gold, they’re buying up to a million at one point, a million ounces of gold in certain months.
It’s a very important story. I don’t think the potential ramification of the story are being understood.
Tensions are running very, very deep and this appears to be a response by Russia to the sanctions from America……”

Trump Trade and Currency Wars With China – Goldnomics Podcast


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COT Silver Report - July 27, 2018 http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?68993-COT-Silver-Report-July-27-2018&goto=newpost Sat, 28 Jul 2018 02:52:42 GMT *http://silverseek.com/commentary/cot-silver-report-july-27-2018-17349 For anyone not able to see the complete COT report or would prefer to see... http://silverseek.com/commentary/cot...-27-2018-17349

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The road to war: Buying fear - Part 3 http://forums.silverseek.com/showthread.php?68992-The-road-to-war-Buying-fear-Part-3&goto=newpost Sat, 28 Jul 2018 02:48:15 GMT *As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information Gold has been dropping like a stone over the last... As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information

Gold has been dropping like a stone over the last several months, and getting no relief as the summer doldrums for precious metals meander along. Historically gold’s worst month is March, with January and September the next best months to look for a rally. September is when gold demand spikes in India due to the buying of jewelry for weddings to correspond with the Diwali festival in October-November. April to July is when gold usually drops below its average monthly return.




As well, the US dollar has been climbing, which has worsened the price of the precious metal.

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