Thursday, December 20, 2012

Brazil Doubles Gold Reserves as Central Banks Buy Bullion


Brazil boosted gold reserves for a third month in November to double the country’s holdings since August as central banks from Russia to Belarus and South Korea add the metal to diversify their assets.
Brazilian holdings expanded 14.7 metric tons in November to 67.2 tons, the most since November 2000, according to data on the International Monetary Fund’s website. The country bought 17.2 tons in October after adding 1.7 tons in September, the first increase since 2008. Russia’s holdings increased 2.9 tons last month and Belarus’s reserves expanded 1.4 tons, the data show. Turkey pared holdings 5.9 tons and Mexico sold 0.1 ton.


Click here to read more at Bloomberg.com

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Deficit hit $172B in November, with US on path for fifth straight year topping $1 trillion!



The U.S. budget deficit unexpectedly increased in November, to $172 billion for the month -- pushing the country one step closer to the limit on government borrowing.
The Treasury said Wednesday the deficit last month was $22 billion more than the October mark and up from $137 billion in November 2011.



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Americans donate $8 million to cut national debt!


The debate about the national debt has already paid off: Individual Americans pitched in nearly $8 million of their own money to help reduce it in fiscal 2012. That's more than double the total from the year before.

Donations for the national debt had averaged about $3 million a year since 2009. "So this is obviously a big jump," said Mckayla Braden, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of the Public Debt.

Friday, December 7, 2012

South Korea central bank bought 14 tonnes of gold in Nov



 By Christine Kim
    SEOUL, Dec 5 (Reuters) - South Korea's central bank said on
Wednesday it bought 14 tonnes of gold in November using its
foreign reserves in order to spread its portfolio risks, while
releasing data showing total reserves rose after talk of market
intervention.

   The Bank of Korea bought the gold for $780 million, the fourth purchase in about one-and-a-half years and lifting the proportion of gold in its total foreign reserves to1.2 percentfrom the previous 0.9 percent.

Click here to read more from Reuters.com
    

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Lindsey Williams Reveals The Elite Agenda For America During The Next 4 Years!!

Pastor Lindsey Williams: Obama to Tax Middle Class into Oblivion! Pastor Lindsey Williams unveils the truth behind the elite plan for humanity and this planet... THE NEXT 4 YEARS... Released TUESDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2012!

Monday, December 3, 2012

GOLD EAGLE SALES EXPLODE IN NOVEMBER, UP NEARLY 4 FOLD YOY

In the midst of a 2 month price consolidation for both gold and silver, US Mint gold and silver eagle sales exploded in November, coming in a 3,159,500 oz of ASE’s, the 3rd highest monthly total for 2012, and 136,500 oz of AGE’s, by far the highest monthly gold sales for the US Mint for 2012.

Click Here To See 26 Years Of Precious Metals Sales At The U.S. Mint Website


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Fed To Commit To A Staggering $1 Trillion Of QE For 2013

Today acclaimed trader Dan Norcini told King World News the Fed is about to commit to more than $1 trillion of QE for 2013. Norcini stated that because of this, “Anyone who does not own physical gold is committing financial suicide.” Here is what the acclaimed trader had to say about this stunning situation and what it will mean for the gold market: “One of the things that may have been overlooked by a lot of people, but it certainly wasn’t overlooked by some of us in the trade, was a report that was published by Goldman Sachs dealing with the Federal Reserve and its upcoming policy meeting.” Dan Norcini continues: “Goldman Sachs expects, next month, for the Fed to come out of their policy meeting announcing QE4. It will be a purchase of $45 billion each month in Treasuries. This number will be in addition to the already existing QE3, which is $40 billion per month in mortgage-backed security debt. But in a sense, Eric, QE4 is going to be a replacement for Operation Twist. Operation Twist was designed to push down the long end of the curve in order to keep interest rates artificially low….

Click here to read more at KingWorldNews.Com

Saturday, November 17, 2012

7 of 10 Asian Countries abandon U.S. dollar for Chinese Yuan now!!!


A "renminbi blochas been formed in East Asiaas nations in the region abandon the US dollarand peg their currency to the Chinese yuan — a major signal of China's successful bid tointernationalize its currencya research report has said.
The Peterson Institute for International Economicsor PIIEsaid in its latest research that Chinahas moved closer to its long-term goal for the renminbi to become a global reserve currency.



Monday, November 12, 2012

Chinese Gold Imports Surge In September, YTD Total Surpasses Official Indian Holdings!!


From Zero Hedge

Anyone who may have been concerned by the slowdown in Chinese gold imports in August, when the country imported "only" 53.5 tons of gold from Hong Kong (down from 75.8 in July), can breathe a sigh of relief. According to the Hong Kong Census Bureau, in September Chinese gross imports soared by 30% reverting to the long-term trendline of 65 tons in gross imports per month, and rising to a total of 69.7 tons. Net imports were 40% less, although that excludes organic Chinese gold mining and recirculation, which is why for all intents and purposes the gross number is the apples to apples one. And using that, Year-To-Date China has now imported a whopping 582 tons of gold, more than the official holdings of India at 558 tons, and which through November has certainly surpassed the holdings of the Netherlands, and make China's gross imports in just 2012 nominally the equivalent of Top 10 largest sovereign holder of gold.

This way at least we know where China is recycling all that vast trade surplus, which incidentally in October just printed, goalseeked or not, at the highest level - $32 billion - since January of 2009. Too bad China no longer recycles all those excess reserves into US Treasury paper (as we showed previously here).

YTD China gross imports from Hong Kong:

Where does this put China:

And in historical perspective: the recent surge in demand for gold is quite unmistakeable:

Food Stamp Nation: What a Modern Day Bread Line Looks Like (Infographic)

With digital technology being used for all manner of government distributions, it’s difficult to overtly distinguish between the severity of the Great Depression of the 1930′s and today’s economic crisis.
But just because we don’t see thousands of hungry people lined up for hours at a time at their local soup kitchen today doesn’t mean the lines don’t exist.
Today bread lines have been removed with the help of technology; EBT cards are filled with Government money for Food Stamp participants to purchase food at local retailers.

LBMA Chairman: Chinese Gold Reserves Can Only Go One Direction: UP!

Chairman of the LBMA David Gornall told the conference, “When comparing China to the U.S., it would seem that in China, gold asset allocation can only go in one direction.  The country has only 2% of its reserves in the form of gold compared with the U.S. at 75%.” The People’s Bank of China hasn’t disclosed any changes to its gold holdings since 2009, when it said they had risen a whopping 76% to 1,054 metric tons. While the U.S., Germany, Italy and France keep more than 70% of reserves in gold, China’s share is less than 2%.

Click here to read more at Goldcore.com

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Japan Ups It's Current Asset Purchase Program By ¥11 Trillion Making It ¥91 Trillion Now!!


Under heavy pressure to do more to help rid the economy of debilitating deflation, the Bank of Japan's policy board voted unanimously to increase the asset purchasing program by 11 trillion yen ($139 billion) to 91 trillion yen ($1.15 trillion).
"The critical challenge for Japan's economy is to overcome deflation as early as possible and to return to a sustainable growth path with price stability," the government and central bank said in a joint statement.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Turk - 15,000 Tons Of Western Central Bank Gold Is Gone

Today James Turk once again shocked King World News when he stated, “... in 1997 over (a stunning) 2,000 tons of gold moved out of Great Britain.”  Turk added, “Now since Great Britain is not a gold miner, we know that gold had to come out of the Bank of England (where they store other countries gold), and it probably went into Zurich (Switzerland) for what’s called ‘leasing’ but I use the word ‘lending,’ or lending into the market.”

Click Here To Read More At Kingworldnews.com

Thursday, October 25, 2012

James Turk - The Entire German Gold Hoard Is Gone!!

Today James Turk shocked King World News when he stated, “The entire German gold hoard was gone because it had been leased into the marketplace.  Meaning, the vaults holding German gold were emptied by 2001 because of the Bundesbank leasing activities.”

Turk added, “Half of the gold they (the Germans) leased themselves.  The other half of Germany’s gold hoard was eventually leased into the market as well through complicated swaps with the US.  But the reality is that as of 2001, all of that German gold was gone.  Meaning all German gold worldwide, which was supposed to be stored in vaults, the vaults were emptied of German gold and the gold was leased into the market.” 

Click here to read more at Kingworldnews.com

Unease about Germany's unchecked gold reserves


BERLIN -- Germany's central bank has failed to properly oversee the country's massive gold reserves, which have been stored abroad since the Cold War in case of a Soviet invasion, independent auditors say.
The central bank must renegotiate its contracts to gain the right to inspect its gold bars, which are worth tens of billions of dollars and are stored in the United States, Britain, and France, the Federal Auditors Office said in a report to lawmakers obtained by The Associated Press on Monday.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Investors are shifting from paper to physical.


It's not too often that you see a major shift within the gold market. The last such recalibration in sentiment for gold investors was the introduction of the first gold-backed ETF in 2004, and the subsequent explosion in exchange-traded products (ETPs) for bullion and precious-metals equities.

Today, another tidal change is under way, as the flow of funds into structured bullion products ebbs. I think this shift – as you'll read about in a moment – signals two things. First, it confirms that growing numbers of investors are increasingly nervous about the reckless monetary and fiscal paths being pursued on a global scale. Identifying this trend early on will let investors position themselves accordingly. 

U.S. MINT CONTINUES TO SELL 50 TIMES MORE SILVER THAN GOLD!!

The US Mint’s frantic silver sales pace continued over the weekend, as the Mint reported 430,000 ounces of silver sales over the weekend on Monday.  Perhaps more importantly, the US Mint Silver eagle to US Gold eagle sales ratio continues to exceed 50 to 1, a pace that is simply unsustainable with a current mine ratio of 9 to 1.

Click here to read more at Silverdoctors.com

Friday, October 19, 2012

Australian gold exports to China surge over 900% In First 8 Months Of 2012!


Australian sales of gold to China have surged a staggering 905.4% on the back of the Middle Kingdom's efforts to short up its foreign currency reserves.
The stunning year-on-year gain in gold sales to China for the period of January to August in 2012 has left the precious metal Australia's second most valuable tangible export to the emerging Asian giant at AUD$4.2 billion in total, replacing stalwart commodities export coal.

U.S. Exporting Record Amounts of Gold Overseas

In a stunning development over the first seven months of the year, the United States has run up a huge gold deficit as it has exported a record 424 metric tonnes of gold. This is indeed a significant amount when the U.S. exported a total of 488 metric tonnes for the entire year in 2011.


Click here to read the full article at Financialsense.com

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Huffington Post's 11 Myths About the Fed, Refuted By Tom Woods and Bob Murphy

Written By: (Recent Harvard Grad) Bonnie Kavoussi

The Federal Reserve has a lot of haters, and those haters are spreading some rumors.
Texas Governor Rick Perry echoed many conservatives' sentiments when he said last year that another round of stimulus from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would be "almost treasonous." "We would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas," he added, while also claiming that the Fed has been "devaluing the dollar." Inflation is currently at historically low levels.


                                                                                                                                                                     
11 Myths Refuted 1 by 1
Author and economist Robert Murphy
Historian and Best-Selling Author, Tom  Woods






The other day the Huffington Post ran an article by a Bonnie Kavoussi called “11 Lies About the Federal Reserve.” And you’ll never guess: these aren’t lies or myths spread in the financial press by Fed apologists. These are “lies” being told by you and me, opponents of the Fed. Bonnie Kavoussi calls us “Fed-haters.” So she, a Fed-lover, is at pains to correct these alleged misconceptions. She must stop us stupid ingrates from poisoning our countrymen’s minds against this benevolent array of experts innocently pursuing economic stability.



Gold and Silver Prices - 100 Year Historical Chart



Charts the monthly inflation-adjusted price levels of gold 


and silver since 1915.

Source:London Bullion Market Association

Click here to see a large Image as well as other charts at Macrotrends.com

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Over 50 Million Oz. Of Silver Dumped In 5 Minutes (1.5 X Total U.S. Production in one year)!

In an attempt to flash-smash silver and prevent a weekly close above the critical $35 level, the cartel dumped an estimated 51 MILLION OUNCES of paper silver on the futures market in only 5 minutes on this morning’s non-farm payrolls release between 8:30 and 8:35 AM EST.


Click here to read more at SilverDoctors.com

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

G. Edward Griffin - "Legalized Plunder of the American People"

G. Edward Griffin does an excellent job summarizing the nature of the Federal Reserve and what they are doing to the american people. This short clip is a great video to help wake up that friend or family member who is on the verge of becoming awake and aware to the greatest problem we face as a nation.


Monday, October 1, 2012

TED BUTLER: THE ARGUMENTS AGAINST A SILVER MANIPULATION


No matter how convinced I may be that silver has been manipulated downward in price by JPMorgan’s concentrated and rapidly increasing short position in COMEX futures contracts; it is vital to explore why that may be wrong. Particularly with a conviction held for a long period of time, it is important to make sure I am not missing anything basic. The best way to do that is to listen closely to those who may disagree with the silver manipulation allegations. However, uncovering the arguments against a silver manipulation is not as easy as you might think.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

China Buys North Korea Gold Reserves as South Korea Increased Gold Reserves By 30% (16 Tonnes); Paraguay Buys First Time


The IMF reported that various countries continued diversifying into gold in July, some significantly.

South Korean gold reserves rose a sharp 16 tonnes for a 30% increase in total gold reserves.  
Paraguay became the latest central bank to begin diversifying into gold. Their gold reserves rose sharply - from a few thousand ounces to over 8 tonnes.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

China Central Bank Makes Record $46 Billion Injection Into Money Markets


China’s central bank added a record 290 billion yuan ($46 billion) to the financial system using reverse-repurchase agreements, seeking to address a cash squeeze in the run-up to a weeklong holiday.
The People’s Bank of China conducted 190 billion yuan of 28-day reverse repos and offered 100 billion yuan of 14-day contracts, according to a trader at a primary dealer required to bid at the auctions. Today’s total is the highest for a single day in Bloomberg data going back to 2004.



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Reflections on the effects of War as compared to the effects of Fiat Money


Modern warfare is highly destructive. A couple of centuries ago, wars involved fighting between armies; civilians were spared. Cannons were directed at the opposing army.
Today, war means general destruction; civilians on the losing side can expect to be plundered, killed or raped. Cities are targeted for mass destruction. We rode a bus through post-war Germany in 1948, and recall that the city of Bremen was simply miles of rubble piled up on either side of a road cleared for traffic.


Click Here To Read More At Plata.Com.Mx

IS JP MORGAN SHORTING PAPER METALS WHILE ACQUIRING MASSIVE PHYSICAL STOCKPILES?

As silver investors are likely aware, leading silver analyst Ted Butler has openly speculated whether JP Morgan’s alleged massive short silver position is held on behalf a client such as the Federal Reserve (with the intent to prop up the dollar by suppressing gold and silver) or the Chinese government (with the intent of acquiring physical gold and silver bullion at a discount due to their massive paper short position on the futures market).


Clkick Here to read more from Silverdoctors.com

Lindsey Williams: "The New World Order Will Own Your Real Estate."

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Bank of Japan Joins the Money Printing Party With 10 Trillion more Yen!


If Ben Bernanke was hoping that he could demolish the US dollar with never-ending money-printing, he might need to rethink his plans.
Because he’s got competition.
The Bank of Japan joined the party, throwing another ¥10trn at the market. The move took analysts by surprise – they’d expected action next month instead.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Must See Site! US Federal Budget Visualized - Your Tax Dollars at Work!



With The World's debt based monetary system we have reached a point where we need to discuss Trillions and Quadrillions. Thinking in Billions will just not cut it any longer. For most people there isn't much difference between $100 Million, $1 Billion or $1 Trillion. More and More debt and in return currency needs to be created to keep the system alive. Here is a great site that helps us see just how big the problems are.




Federal Tax Receipts Tumble As Outlays And Debt Soar!!

The US federal government spent $369 billion in August, but only received $179 billion in revenue. The resulting $190 billion deficit was a record for any August and the third highest monthly deficit in the current fiscal year, which ends on September 30th.
Click Here To Read More From FGMR.com

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lindsey Williams : The Dollar Died on Sept 6th While You Were Watching The Democratic Convention

Dollar no longer primary oil currency as China begins to sell oil using Yuan!


On Sept. 11, Pastor Lindsey Williams, former minister to the global oil companies during the building of the Alaskan pipeline, announced the most significant event to affect the U.S. dollar since its inception as a currency. For the first time since the 1970's, when Henry Kissenger forged a trade agreement with the Royal house of Saud to sell oil using only U.S. dollars, China announced its intention to bypass the dollar for global oil customers and began selling the commodity using their own currency.




Lindsey Williams: "The most significant day in the history of the American dollar, since its inception, happened on Thursday, Sept. 6. On that day, something took place that is going to affect your life, your family, your dinner table more than you can possibly imagine."

Click here to read more at WWW.examiner.com

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fed to launch QE3 of $40 billion MBS each month!! Power Up The Printing Press!

By an 11-to-1 vote, the Federal Reserve on Thursday decided to launch a new program of open-ended bond purchases -- so-called QE3 -- saying it will buy $40 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities each month, starting Friday. It's also keeping in place so-called Operation Twist, which consists of swapping short-dated securities for longer-term securities, as well as reinvesting the proceeds of maturing securities, so the central bank will be adding $85 billion of long-term securities each month through the end of the year. The Fed also extended its pledge to keep interest rates exceptionally low -- Fed funds rates are currently targeted at a rate between 0% and 0.25% -- from late 2014 to "at least through mid-2015."

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

China, Germany plan to settle more trade in yuan, euros!

Germany and China plan to conduct an increasing amount of their trade in euros and yuan, the two nations said in a joint statement after talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing on Thursday.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

PBOC Advisor Recommends China Add Silver To Official Reserves


A prominent PBOC Advisor has stated that US Treasuries are not safe in the medium to long term, and has recommended China increase it’s gold reserves as well as add silver to it’s official reserves.
If confirmed, this is a potential game changer for silver that is so monumental it could literally blast silver from the upper $20′s through it’s all-time nominal high near $50 and closer to 3 figure range OVERNIGHT.


Eric Sprott Talks About A Shortage Of Physical Gold!

“When I reflect back over the decade, I think I can come almost come up with 2,500 tons of net change in physical demand, in a 4,000 ton market on the supply side, which hasn’t changed in that 12 years, that was in balance 12 years ago.  How do these ETF’s get to buy gold?  How do these central banks go from sellers to buyers?”


"There’s a shortage of physical gold already (that’s available for sale at these levels)." 


Click Here To Read More From KingWorldNews.Com

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

2 Billionaire Investors (Soros & Paulson) Move Back Into Gold In A Big Way!!


Hedge-fund manager George Soros nearly tripled his stake in the most popular U.S. gold fund during the second quarter. Soros Fund Management held 884,400 shares of the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) as of June 30, up from 319,550 on March 31.

John Paulson, the hedge-fund manager who is the single biggest reported holder of the SPDR Gold Trust, also revealed more GLD. Paulson & Co.’s holdings rose to 21.8 million shares as of the end of June, versus 17.3 million in the previous reporting period.

Click Here To Read More At Barrons.com

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The CFTC Silver Investigation

By Theodore Butler:

There has been an explosion of interest and commentary these past few days as a

 result of a front page story in Monday’s edition of the influential Financial Times 

(of London). The story stated that the CFTC was set to drop its four year 

investigation into alleged silver price manipulation due to insufficient evidence to 

bring charges, according to three unnamed sources. I went to sleep Sunday evening 

when the story first appeared prepared to wake up to similar and confirming

 stories in other publications. Instead, there were no other stories confirming the 

case was set to be dropped; only strong statements that the FT was story was 

“premature” and “inaccurate in many respects” by a named source, Commissioner 

Bart Chilton of the agency.


Continue reading here at Silverseek.com




Thursday, August 2, 2012

S.Korea central bank says it bought 16 tonnes of gold in July


SEOUL, Aug 2 (Reuters) - South Korea's central bank said on Thursday that it bought 16 tonnes of gold inJuly as easing financial markets after a turbulent 
June allowed it to push ahead with efforts to 
diversify its massive foreign exchange reserves.
    It put the total value of the purchase, which 
was made on multiple occasions during July and 
boosted its gold holdings to 70.4 tonnes, at 
$810 million, slightly less than $850 million it
spent buying 15 tonnes of gold in November of last year

Click Here To Read More At Reuters.com

Hong Kong's largest bullion vault reflects increased demand for gold in Asia


SINGAPORE: Hong Kong's largest gold-storage facility, which can hold about 22% of the bullion now in Fort Knox in the US, will open in September to meet rising demand from banks and the wealthy, according to owner Malca-Amit Global.
The facility, located on the ground floor of a building within the international airport compound , has capacity for 1,000 tonne, said Joshua Rotbart, general manager for the Hong Kong based company's Malca-Amit Precious Metals unit.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Matrix Of Power By Hugo Salinas Price (Multi-Billionaire From Mexico)

It is suspicious that all knowledge relating to real money and Austrian economics is carefully excluded, all over the world, from consideration in Academia, from the deliberations of Legislative bodies, from the pages of journals, from the TV screen and from the productions of the film industry. It appears that humanity is being subjected to a planned operation to erase from all human consciousness the memory of real money and of the economic principles that lead to prosperity. Of course the √Člite know full well that “gold is money, all else is credit”: J. P. Morgan himself said so.


Read The Entire Article Here At Plata.com.mx

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ron Paul's ‘Audit the Fed' bill passes the House


At long last, Ron Paul has his day.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved the Texas Republican's bill to increase the transparency of the Federal Reserve. With bipartisan support, the measure passed 327-98.
For Paul, the path to getting his bill approved in the House has been a long, and often lonely one. He first introduced the bill to a skeptical House a decade ago. While his efforts were ignored at the time, the call to audit the Fed" has gained support from mainstream Republicans and Democrats.

"It's Time To Audit The Fed" -Dennis Kucinich

Kucinich Shouts For An Audit of the FED!!! Dennis Kucinich of Ohio gave a speech in favor of Auditing the Federal Reserve.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

David Stockman: "We're At The Fiscal Endgame"

To those on the hill and elsewhere who suggest this growing 'fiscal cliff' and 'debt ceiling' crisis will all get solved, former Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director David Stockman tells Bloomberg TV that "they will punt, punt, punt and kick the can with partial solutions driven by eleventh hour crisis-based extensions that will go on for the whole of the next term!" When asked whether this economy will be mired in the doldrums, he rather ominously states "it will be worse, because we will be in recession" and notes that when the lame ducks re-look at the budget numbers with a realistic recession.



Monday, July 9, 2012

French Bonds With Negative Interest Rate For The First Time Ever!


PARIS — France enjoyed a boost in investor confidence with a successful bond auction Monday — but also got a warning from the president that growth so far this year is “nil” and that the country needs to rethink its social model.
France’s government sold €6 billlion in short-term bonds at negative interest rates Monday, as investors flock to the perceived safety of Europe’s larger economies. It was the first time rates entered negative territory, according to the French Treasury.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Denmark Goes With Negative Interest Rates For The First Time Ever!!!!


Denmark's central bank cut interest rates by a quarter point on Thursday, mirroring the European Central Bank's action earlier in the day, putting one of its secondary rates below zero for the first time in history.
Yields on some short-end Danish government bonds had already turned negative earlier, as investors fearful of turmoil in the euro zone have piled into non-euro assets, including Danish bonds, and are were willing to pay to shelter their money.