JP Morgan Secretly Stockpiles Silver and Gold—Blood Money

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

Leave it to Max Keiser to pick up on the Silver Doctors article, titled, “Is JP Morgan Shorting Paper Metals While Acquiring Massive Physical Stockpiles?

If Keiser, who himself appears to have once been a clever and scheming juvenile delinquent, believes the article’s supposition reeks of the devil’s sulfur, there may be more than a sliver of truth in it.

The Silver Doctors cite Jim Sinclair, ‘Mr. Gold’, who has said two things which would most likely prove to be foolhardy not to believe.  One, that the Fed would embark on “QE to infinity.”  And, two, the bullion banks would amass the lion’s share of the bull market profits in the rise in gold and silver prices.

The first looks like a done deal.  The second will most likely pan out as well, which takes us back to the Silver Doctors article.

The ‘Doc’ goes on to quote, David R, a veteran bullion trader, who has traded at the desks at AIG, Barclays, and UBS.

They [JP Morgan] buy the physical silver at the same time they sell the future (on Comex) futures trade in contango (higher price than spot physical) they get zero interest rate cash from FED so borrow the money for free, they own the vaults to store the silver…. so as the future comes to maturity they can either settle against their physical long or roll the future to collect more free contango…. This is pure arbitrage paid for by the FED.  This has been going on for over 30 years and why shouldn’t they be allowed to have 25% of the Open Interest?  There is no manipulation because they are short the futures and long the physical and have “ZERO” price risk, but nice profits!  It’s brilliant trading and completely 100% legal and that’s why they will never be charged with manipulation because there is none going on. Sometimes it’s just that easy!

Of course, it’s that easy.  Banks make money on spreads on every damn thing they touch.  But as Ted Butler and the fine folks at GATA have argued: when a single trader becomes dominate within a single market, it’s size, alone, affects price discovery.  That is, indeed, illegal, going back to the late 19th century—a time when the U.S. faced some of the nasty side-effects of an industrial revolution gone unfettered.

The man who fought the monopolists of the early 20th century, armed with the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890, Teddy Roosevelt, must be rolling in his grave at the suggestion that JP Morgan’s “brilliant trading” is “perfectly legal,” as trader David R. suggests.  In fact, there’s nothing brilliant about JP Morgan’s criminal activity in the bullion markets.  The scam is not new; it’s as old as the hills.

According to Wikipedia, the lead author of the Sherman Anti-trust Act, Ohio Republican Senator John Sherman said the purpose of the Act was “to protect the consumers by preventing arrangements designed, or which tend, to advance the cost of goods to the consumer.”

In the case of the silver market, the cost to the consumer is inflation—in everything, especially in those things consumed each day for survival.  If the bullion markets are suppressed to give the U.S. dollar an advantage over the competition—bullion, the Fed can create more dollars, thereby forcing holders of the commodity (the dollar) to take a purchasing-power loss.

And with the latest mortality statistic revealing that more deaths in America come from suicide than from the result of an automobile accident, one must have to wonder how many of these suicides were the result of extraordinary bad economic times.

Another author of the Act, Senator George Hoar of Massachusetts, said, an entity that “merely by superior skill and intelligence…got the whole business because nobody could do it as well as he could was not a monopolist …(but was if) it involved something like the use of means which made it impossible for other persons to engage in fair competition.”

By the way, after the 1890 U.S. Senate ratified the Sherman Anti-Trust Act by a vote of 51-1, the House unanimously passed the bill with a vote of 242-0 on Jun. 20, 1890.

Can anyone image today’s Congress taking such a stand against the largest cancerous tumor of them all, JP Morgan?  Of course not.  Maybe Gerald Celente’s latest suggestion to boycott the upcoming general election is as good as Max Keiser’s suggestion to buy as much silver as one can.

The bottom line to the JP Morgan bullion prices suppression scheme is, if bullion prices reflected the weakness of the U.S. dollar, the Fed would have to stop printing them.  Congress would be forced to make the tough decisions regarding the public account, and the wrongs can be righted more quickly with less, much, much less pain—and most likely less suicides, too.

It’s been said, “Evil knows no boundaries.”  That evil is the Fed’s no. 1 stockholder, JP Morgan.  How Alan Greenspan, Jamie Dimon, Robert Rubin, Lloyd Blankfein and the other Den of Thieves can sleep at night is another puzzle for another time.  There’s a lot of blood on their hands, and for one, Blankfein, appears to have no idea why his hands are stained red.  What an anthropomorphic example of a living and thriving cancer.

God have mercy on these pathetic and perfect examples of humanity’s worst.

Silver: The Trade of a Lifetime, But Leads to a Life of Crime

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

Two camps exist, those who know the silver price will strike many multiples from today’s $35, and those who don’t.  With the overwhelming majority of investors falling into the latter camp, early birds to the silver market will become stinking rich.

Here’s why the above statement is no hyperbole.  Consider the impact on the silver price from Fed monetary policy.

Mom and pop (M&P) investor don’t know that so-called “QE3” is unlike any emergency monetary plan of the Federal Reserve.  Thanks to Congressman Ron Paul, M&P has only recently discovered that the Fed is not a federal government institution—as in students of Econ 101 already know.  And now M&P must learn of the implications of the Fed announcing that there will be no limit to its balance sheet?

In an almost unanimous vote, the FOMC announced last week it will purchase the most toxic assets of the banks—and, in unlimited quantities.  No limit.  That means there is no limit to the dollar’s decline.  Period.  Mom and pop may have heard someone talk about that, but all this talk of financial Armageddon will be dismissed as another Cassandra who’s taken to the airwaves to sell gold from some dodgy Internet outfit.

M&P don’t know and will never know the subject of money.  M&P have never heard of Jim Sinclair and, if they did know who he is, they wouldn’t know what “QE to infinity” means anymore than they understand how a television works.  M&P just know everything will be all right in the end.

M&P will not take action because their son or daughter told them to take action.  Their son and daughter aren’t “experts”, nor are these ‘kids’ on television.  M&P need a friendly newscaster or other celebrity, like an Opra, to tell them what to do.

And that’s where M&P will make you rich.

When the price of silver becomes mainstream news for weeks and months at a time, it’s all over for the cartel’s already remote chance of suppressing the price of silver.  When M&P’s favorite newscaster starts broadcasting the emergency steps they should take to ‘fight inflation’, the lines will begin to form outside the local bullion dealer.  Business at Goldmoney and Sprott Asset Management will boom.

Instead of your local Home Depot running out of ¼ inch plywood as prudent homeowners prepare for some hurricane, bullion dealers won’t have bullion to sell either.  That’s when there’s no limit to the price of silver.  The mania of all modern-day manias will begin.

But . . . for the fly in the ointment.

The silver mania will explode into a national story so large that the national dialogue will suddenly turn ‘official’.  Anyone possessing silver will be painted as an enemy of the state.  There will come a day when the National Security Advisers recommend outlawing private ownership of silver, and the law to make it happen has already been signed by the president.

On March 16, President Obama signed into law The National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order.  Contained within the EO is the clause which allows the president to “take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements” in the event of a “potential threat to the security of the United States.” [emphasis added].

The term “critical technology” can point to many things, such as national security technology, for one, but not necessarily the resources required for the technology behind building cruise missiles, though important as it is; the vital national security issue is, and always has been, energy—alternative energy, in the case of the 21st century.

M&P don’t know that windmills and solar panels MUST contain silver, the metal best known for its thermal transfer and electrical conductivity (at a relatively economic price).

“Silver, it’s more than precious; it’s a critical, vital metal,” Leeb told King World News during the weekend of Mar. 11.  “You cannot run the world without it as the world stands today.”  See entire BER article.

Though the U.S. has been remarkably negligent in its preparation for the post-carbon era, China, on the other hand, has not.

“The Chinese are frantic about building out renewable energies.  Frantic, because they see the peak in oil.  Frantic, because they see next decade peak in coal,” Leeb continued.  “So what are you going to replace coal and other hydrocarbons with, if not wind and nuclear . . . you’re going to need all of the above in massive concentrations.

Leeb went on to say that silver will soon become a strategically vital metal to the U.S., which can only mean one thing.  You can’t have any.

In December 2011, Leeb told GoldSeek Radio, “Silver is an utterly critical metal when it comes to renewable energies, solar panels; there’s no other game in town . . . Silver-based solar is going to play a major part in our energy future . . .

“China used to export silver, now they’re importing, and they are very big importers.  And they [China] went on to say that they’re not going export any silver what so ever.”  Though China recently relaxed its strict export quota of rare earths, silver was not included in the increased export quota.”  See BER article.

“I do believe [$200] is not an unreasonable target” for silver, Leeb continued.

“But the problem is, once it reaches one hundred [dollars], people start getting very, very nervous.  It’s a very, big broad round number and they [bankers and/or government] start taking action; they might consider outlawing the ownership of silver as a monetary metal.”

Prepare for that day.  In the not-too-distant future, silver will become illegal to own.  Incorporate that eventuality into your overall protection from a federal government gone fascist.  It’s not enough to be right; you must now become an ‘outlaw’ of a lawless and out-of-control America.

There are no laws, now.  Have no guilt or fear, just do what is necessary to insist on your right to survive and thrive.  Any law to deprive you of your rightful property will be ignored and resisted by countless Americans.

Some stooge who happens to reside at the White House is not your law; the U.S. Constitution of the United States is your law.

Breaking: Historic Silver Panic in Progress, Says GATA Sources

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

It’s finally here—the long-awaited run on silver supplies.

Speaking with Alternative Investors Hangout (AIH), GATA’s Bill Murphy tells investors, “Just pay attention, right now,” because the buying is so heavy in an unprecedentedly tight silver market, we “don’t know what will happen here; it’s historic.”

And investors should, indeed, pay attention to Murphy’s latest assessment of the silver market.  In July, he said an unidentified European billionaire told him to expect the bull market in silver to resume in late August.

“The fellow I spoke with I’ve known for years, one of the wealthier men in all of Europe,” Murphy told SGTReport in late July [BER article].  “He’s got a lot of connections . . . It will be tough for the gold and silver markets [during the month of July], but starting in August they would start to ‘go nuts’, and they would ‘stay nuts’ for a long time. . . Big, big moves are coming, starting in August.”

After 15 months of a painfully long consolidation, the big move in the silver price began, just as Murphy’s source predicted.  After briefly toughing the low $27 level, silver has soared more than $7 withing three weeks, a gain of approximately 27 percent, or an annual compound rate of 6,500 percent!

Reminiscent of Andrew Maguire’s demonstration to the CFTC of his intimate knowledge of JP Morgan’s nefarious activities in the silver space, Murphy believes his source is well-placed and able to leak accurate information to investors as it comes available.  Hours after alerting media of Maguire’s meeting with the CFTC, Maguire and his girlfriend were attacked by a would-be assassin with a speeding automobile.

Moreover, the absence of King World News’ anonymous London trader has fueled speculation that Anonymous has moved on to Bill Murphy, who may also inherit DOS (denial of service) attacks following leaked information published by King world News.

“Because of my sources . . . when . . . this was in July, that gold and silver were going to base, [then] take off before the end of August and go to all-time highs, much higher, and that’s what’s happening,” Murphy tells AIH.

Another one of Murphy’s sources told him the silver market is so tight that the poor-man’s gold could touch $100 in another mini mania replay of the Aug. 2010 to April 2011 bull run that took silver from $17.50 to pennies shy of $50—a near-triple within eight months.

A similar move today, off $26.50 baseline support, equates to a target price of $75, but, according to Murphy, this next move in the silver price could eclipse that exciting jump which began in the summer of 2010—both in amplitude and time frame.

“I have other sources tell me the silver market is as tight as they’ve ever known in history,” he says.  “I expect silver to go towards 80 [dollars] to 100, quickly.  I know that seems like a big thing, but that’s what I think.

“All I know is: the physical market, if you want to buy silver in size, is the most difficult in history.  These are from my best sources.  We’ve been right on everything so far; now, we’ll see what happens.”

Though moves of that magnitude, suggested by Murphy’s source, may appear to newcomers to the silver market as hyperbole, but, because of the supply-demand dynamics of a heavily fettered silver market, the extent of an upward price adjustment may well become an inverse multiple of the extent of the price suppression.

In the case of silver, the latest U.S. Mint activity report reveals a 191:1 ratio between the number of silver and gold ounces sold at the Mint.  Taking into consideration the ratio of silver and gold available in Mother Earth is estimated at 12:1 (according to the latest mining statistics), monstrous moves in the silver price expected by Murphy appear very reasonable.

And if the gold (and silver) cartel continues to buck Gresham’s Law, nature will indeed take its course—a consequence JP Morgan would like, desperately, to avoid.

“The gold cartel, JP Morgan, is trying to suppress us, but if I’m right, there’s a big scandal coming regarding JP Morgan and the silver market manipulation escapades,” Murphy says.

“It’s going to be something like the LIBOR scandal.  I’ve been talking about this for months, as you well know.  We’ll see what happens.”

Without identifying the extent or exact nature of the scandal, Murphy has said in previous interviews he suspects many banks have defrauded customers through the offering of allocated gold and silver accounts, which, may, in fact, not exist.

And those affected may be large Asian and other institutions, which could suddenly insist delivery of their metal—metal not available for sale at today’s prices.

For the banks to make good on deliveries, much higher prices are needed to draw sellers out.  In the case of silver, the price presumably must at least catch up to gold’s double from its 1980 high of $850 as a price level that could draw sellers to market.  A double in the silver price, from its high of approximately $50 in Jan. 1980, suggests at least a $100 handle for the white metal could bring in the sellers—but maybe not.  The market for silver has been dysfunctional for many, many years.

“I know what should happen behind the scenes,” Murphy ends the interview.  “I don’t know if it’s going to happen.  If it [a stop to JP Morgan's scheme] doesn’t, it will come out in some other way, and it will blow peoples’ minds.”

No Time Left, Gold & Silver to Go Sky High

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

Either something huge is coming to the financial markets, or something huger, or even huger yet lurks.

Consider the following, though not close to being all inclusive of the warning signs riddled throughout the global geopolitical-financial landscape.

  • George Soros dumps stocks and loads the boat with gold
  • John Paulson has nearly half his portfolio invested in gold
  • PIMCO recommends gold
  • Chinese importing record-high shipments of gold
  • U.S. Mint sold 191 times silver ounces to gold ounces for 1st week of Aug.
  • Spanish bonds drop nearly 200 basis points within two weeks
  • Baltic Dry Index makes fresh all-time lows.
  • The German, Dane and Dutch people balk at PIIGS bailout
  • U.S. and China economies are rolling over; Europe in depression
  • Israel’s allegedly insane PM may trigger WWIII with Iran
  • Invasion of Syria likely
  • U.S. government preparing for revolution
  • Lyndon La Rouche says threat of nuclear war the highest since Bay of Pigs
  • Rule of law unofficially suspended in the United States
  • Gun sales and “prepper” industry go vertical

And all of those troubling events, and many more, are unarguably traced to a coming collapse of the U.S. dollar.  The world has been dependent upon the dollar for trade and banking reserves for 68 years, and it’s removal as a working global exchange vehicle cannot lead to anything favorable, financially or politically.  History tells us so.

Adding to the chorus of dollar collapse prognosticators comes the folks at Charles Nenner Research Center, an outfit that’s been on a long winning streak of successfully predicting with astounding accuracy the cycles of the gold market, currencies and equities.

Nenner warned of an intermediate top in gold as it crossed $1,900 and not to expect anything too troubling for the euro during drama surrounding the crisis in Greece.

Though not as well-known as heavyweights John Taylor of FX Concepts or the parade of guests of Eric King’s King World News, Charles Nedder’s work deserves a fair amount of attention.

Though his demeanor on camera appears somewhat awkward and unpolished, the man who frequently wears a yamaka on air has outshone the best analysts of economic and market cycles.  He doesn’t mince too many words and gets to the point rather quickly during his interviews.

Speaking with Financial Survival Network host Kerry Lutz, managing director of Charles Nenner Research Center, David Gurwitz, says Nedder’s research indicates that gold should easily go to, “for sure, $2,100, $2,500” per ounce as the world begins to scramble out of the U.S. dollar—the world’s reserve currency that, he predicts, will collapse within 15 to 18 months.

“Gold is going to $2,100, $2,500 and silver should go back up to $49 . . .” says Gurwitz.

Moreover, Gurwitz says Nenner expects a strong euro against the dollar in the coming year, or so—a prediction that’s also consistent with other extreme dollar bears, such as Europacific Capital’s Peter Schiff and ShadowStats’ John Williams.  Both Schiff and Williams see 2013 as the turning point in the dollar’s relative strength against other major currencies.  And all three forecast a dollar collapse within two years to 30 months.

“Our dollar should fall apart in about 15 to 18 months, which is just going to create a whole mess of things,” says Gurwitz.  “And the euro will be the currency of choice, which it is now, believe it or not.  And he [Charles Nenner] has been saying to people for a while, ‘don’t short it; don’t short it; don’t short it’ and he’s been right.”

In March of 2011, Nenner told Fox’s Bull and Bears the DJIA would drop to 5,000 and that war would break out by the close of 2012.

In May of 2012, Nenner told Bloomberg if the weak nations of the eurozone left the supranational currency, the euro would take over the role as the safe haven currency, which suggests, maybe, that a resolution of the global financial crisis will include some, or all, of the PIIGS leaving the common currency by 2014.

Something VERY BIG is Coming to Silver

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

Something truly very big is coming to the financial markets, and the precious metals are the place to be when that something big happens.

Too many analysts have come out lately, throwing around lofty targets to the price of gold and silver markets, and to take place within a very short period of time, for nothing concrete scheduled by global monetary ‘authorities’.

Something more than mere conjecture is at play.

The latest prediction for a moonshot in the silver market comes from Goldmoney Founder James Turk, who foresees, not only a massive short squeeze coming, but also surmises, at least, momentum also popping the top off the price of the poor-man’s monetary metal.

“I expect to see $68-$70 in 2-to-3 months,” Turk tells King World News (KWN), Monday.

Though incredible as that prediction may seem, others very close to the silver (and gold) market expect a similar explosive move in the metal.

“We could see those levels ($4,500 – $5,000 on gold) within a year and possibly much faster,” Swiss money manager Egon von Greyerz told KWN, Aug. 23. “This autumn we are going to have a very strong move.

“If we look at silver, silver is going to move a lot faster than gold,” he added.  “The same technical target for silver is $150.  That would move the gold/silver ratio down to 30/1.”

Whatever the catalyst for such an eye-popping move in the metals will be, someone in-the-know convinced GATA’s Bill Murphy that the coming news will be big—big enough to unleash silver from the grips of the JP Morgan-led cartel.

“The fellow I spoke with I’ve known for years, one of the wealthier men in all of Europe,” Murphy told the SGTreport, Jul. 19.  “He’s got a lot of connections . . . It will be tough for the gold and silver markets [during the month of July], but starting in August they would start to ‘go nuts’, and they would ‘stay nuts’ for a long time. . . Big, big moves are coming, starting in August.”

So far, Murphy’s source is spot on.

After briefly falling below $28, Aug. 20, the silver price soared $3.75 cents to $31.72, or 13.5 percent, to close out the month of August, breaking out of its 15-month-long descending trend line.

Could a truly favorable announcement from the CFTC regarding the JP Morgan manipulation scheme in the silver market be the catalyst for such a big move in silver?  Not likely.  But the news that could cause silver to “go nuts” might come from an announcement of another sort—a coordinated announcement by central bank of more ‘QE’, as JSMineset’s Jim Sinclair has suggested many months ago is inevitable.

It appears that Sinclair’s prediction, too, could be spot on, and if it were to come to pass, the flood of cash into the gold and silver market from hedge fund and institutional money managers would provide the needed ammunition to overwhelm JP Morgan’s price suppression scheme.

“Central banks need to take a more international perspective, recognize their collective influence and take into account monetary policy spillovers,” Jaime Caruana, general manager of the Bank for International Settlements told policymakers at Jackson Hole, Montana, the annual venue for central bankers.

The source of that quote comes from Reuters’ Alister Bull, who added, “Bernanke, in the audience at the luncheon address, did not flatly reject the suggestion, but he noted that a discussion about international monetary policy cooperation also implied cooperation on foreign exchange rates.”

After witnessing the effects on financial markets due to rapidly changing exchange rates leading up the 1987 stock market crash and the exacerbation of the Asian currency crisis of 1997-8, central planners won’t want to repeat that exercise.

The implications of a global coordination to debase the worlds major currencies are unprecedented in monetary history, as analysts outside of Wall Street’s “Hall of Mirrors” (as Jim Grant referred to the Fed’s deception) warn investors that the purpose of further central banking ‘easing’ beyond the already-failed economic growth policies of QE1 and QE2 has more to do with maintaining the illusion of solvency than these programs have done for economic expansion.

“For the first approximately 50 years of the last century, every additional $1 of debt in the U.S. created $4.60 of (additional) GDP,” von Greyerz told KWN, Aug. 30.  “In the last 10 years, every new dollar of debt has created 6 cents of GDP.”

But unlike the stock market crash of 1987 and Asian currency crisis, investors will have no strong currency with a deep enough market to sidestep a simultaneous devaluation of the world’s major fiat currencies.

The Swiss franc is loosely pegged to the euro; the BOJ is likely to be apart of the global coordination, along with the BOE; the Aussie and Canadian dollar are too small of a market; the Chinese will also be easing, according to Jim Rickards; and emerging market currencies that depend on healthy developed economies will ease as well in an effort to ameliorate a further drop off in exports due to a rise in their currencies against the dollar and euro.

For the first time in monetary history, the entire globe will embark on a currency debasement scheme, forced upon all nations by the Fed, primarily, and the ECB, secondarily, which, together, represent approximately 89 percent of all currency reserves held by central banks.

According to Goldmoney’s Turk, that scenario is the setup for what he refers to as “stage II” of the silver bull market—a stage in which the rallies are long and the rising prices attract institutional money as well as the wealthy retail investor into the market.

A move past the all-time high of $52 to Turk’s $70 target means that “silver is finally entering stage II of its bull market,” Turk tells KWN’s Eric King.  “That is when it will really gets exciting, Eric.  The first stage of a bull market, which is the one we are now in for silver, is always the boring part.

If a move in the silver price from $17.50 to nearly $50—within an eight-month period, beginning Aug. 2010 and ending Apr. 2011—is the “boring part,” the heights in store for silver investors during stage II could make some silver ‘stackers’ very rich, indeed.

Hey Silver Bugs! Be Cool, Honey Bunny

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

As silver stackers await Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke speech at Jackson Hole, the German high court ruling on the constitutionality of funding the ESF, the Sept. FOMC meeting, the likely invasion of Syria, and this year’s expected October surprise, it may be time for a little advice, especially to newcomers of the silver market.

What ever happens to the price of silver in the coming months, just be cool, Honey Bunny.

The day will come when silver stackers witness what happens to the plans of evil men, who arrogantly attempt to steal from the righteous, wage war in their name, and even rob their small-town restaurants.

And that day will come when the righteous live to bask in the glory of the great silver liberation and seek vengeance on said small-restaurant robbers.  So, whatever happens from now until the November election, be cool, Honey Bunny, be cool.

During the final scene of the movie, Pulp Fiction, Jules explains:

Jules: . . . You read the Bible?

Pumpkin: Not regularly.

Jules: Well there’s this passage I got memorized—Ezekiel 25:17.

“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.”

I been sayin’ that shit for years. And if you heard it, that meant your ass. I never gave much thought to what it meant. I just thought it was some cold-blooded shit to say to a motherf**** before I popped a cap in his ass.

But I saw some shit this mornin’ that made me think twice. See, now I’m thinkin’: maybe it means you’re the evil man. And I’m the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here, he’s the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you’re the righteous man and I’m the shepherd and it’s the world that’s evil and selfish. And I’d like that.

But that shit ain’t the truth. The truth is you’re the weak. And I’m the tyranny of evil men. But I’m tryin’, Ringo. I’m tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd.

Whether you succumb to the temptations of becoming the tyranny of evil men, or not, or truly become a shepherd, remember to hold on to that silver, stack that silver, and guard that silver.

It is Bernanke who is the weak one; he’s the one who sweats.  And that’s the undeniable truth.

But, the silver stacker . . . he’s cool, very cool—like Fonzie.

Silver $150, “This Will Happen,” Says Swiss Money Manager

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

If there was ever a sleeper asset poised to moonshot, it is silver.  And $150 is the target price for the white metal on this next major move higher, says Swiss money manager Egon von Greyerz

“We could see those levels ($4,500 – $5,000 on gold) within a year and possibly much faster,” von Greyerz tells King World News, Thursday.  “This autumn we are going to have a very strong move.

“If we look at silver, silver is going to move a lot faster than gold.  The same technical target for silver is $150.  That would move the gold/silver ratio down to 30/1.”

With PIMCO’s bond king Bill Gross going on the record today on CNBC, saying an open-ended quantitative easing program by the Fed is all but a “done deal”, silver investors can expect, not only a massive and unprecedented short squeeze in the silver market, but momentum traders and value-based accumulators hopping on board the silver bullet, as well—a veritable trifecta of rocket fuel presently under-appreciated by the casual investor, according to von Greyerz.

A move in the silver price, from $30 to $150, is “hard for investors to comprehend, but this will happen because we have had an energy building up in these markets for almost a year,” von Greyerz continues.

von Greyerz outlook for the silver price is, indeed, the most optimistic of King World news legion of forecasters, but the chart shows that his assessment has much technical evidence to support his thesis, given the fundamental backdrop of bizarre monetary and fiscal policies endemic to both major reserve currencies, the dollar and euro, which, together, comprise 89 percent of all global currency reserves.

Consider the ramifications of two formally announced QE’s by the Fed and the response exhibited in the silver market since the fall of Lehman Brothers in Sept. 2008.  Silver’s eye-popping move of 486 percent, to a few cents of $50 in late April 2011, from an intraday low of approximately $8.50 at the height of global market hysteria in Oct. 2008, captivated the global financial community to such an extent that, even CNBC couldn’t ignore the story—a sure sign of an intermediate top was in for the price.

Today, after months of relentless hype of a European collapse, not only has the euro held up well against another ‘flawed currency’, the dollar, but the silver market revealed to those in the bullion business the underlying extraordinary demand for the physical product buried underneath the dormant price action.

That disconnect between demand and the JP Morgan price suppression scheme will prove again that Gresham’s Law is alive and well—too well, in the case of silver, as investors will come to see.

 

“So the coming move is going to be spectacular,” Greyerz speculates.  “The ascent is going to be mind boggling.”

If the 486 percent move in the silver price within 30 months is used as a guide to the potential of the next phase in that market, a base of $27.50, formed, tested, and retested over and over during the most recent 16-month consolidation, a similar move takes the silver price to $161.

Is $150 for an ounce of silver unreasonable on top of a backdrop of countless trillions of dollars pumped into the banking system, on both sides of the Atlantic?  Of course, the answer is: it is not.  A better question is: how long will it take before silver reaches $150?  Greyerz suggests 12 months, maybe earlier.

Silver to Breakout Amid Odd Forecast—Ben Davies

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

“We’re trend ready, Eric.  I think it’s a prescient time to come on the show,” Hinde Capital CEO Ben Davies begins his interview with King World News (KWN), referring to a resumption of the upward trend in the gold market.  But, where gold goes, silver follows at a ‘double-time’ pace—at least.

Davies proprietary model for pricing silver suggests to him a move higher of 25 percent, citing reasons of a slight upturn in the U.S. economy, the return of easy-credit European politicians from vacation, and, possibly, truth in the rumor that Spain will ask the ECB for a bailout during the weekend, ending Aug. 19.

On the news of a Spanish capitulation, alone, silver prices could move higher this week, according to Davies.

Though Davies doesn’t expound upon his ‘odd’ thesis of U.S. growth next year, or even suggest where that growth will come from, he does expect, however, more monetary accommodation by central banks to buoy silver prices—an expectation echoed by currency and monetary policy expect Jim Rickards, who, so far, has been on the money with his prediction of ECB easing ahead of the Fed.  Now, it’s the Fed’s turn, according to Rickards.

Incidentally, Rickards anticipates Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to announce further QE at the annual central bankers meeting at Jackson Hole, Wyoming in early September.  He tweeted, Sunday, that recent weakness in the Chinese renminbi against the dollar weighs more heavily with the Fed than U.S. jobs and GDP, and that downdraft in the Chinese currency, beginning from the first days of May, will push Bernanke to make the long-awaited QE announcement at Jackson Hole.

Moreover, it turns out the rumor that Spain would ask for a bailout, that Davies alludes to, is fact-based, in part.  The Wall Street Journal reports, Sunday, Spain’s Finance Minister Luis de Guindos “would like to see the European Central Bank commit to massive, open-ended sovereign-debt purchases” before Spain asks for a new bailout from the central bank—a request that former Goldman Sachs operative Mario Draghi would only be too happy to accommodate.

However, Spain and the other nations which make up the PIIGS will await Germany’s high-court ruling on whether an exception to Germany’s constitution will be granted on behalf of the ECB and its sovereign debt purchases.  That critical ruling is scheduled for Sept. 12.

Back to Davies.

When asked by KWN host Eric King about the short-term prospects for the silver price, Davies didn’t hang his hat on the central-banker-easing mantra as the primary reason for his anticipation of higher silver prices.  Instead, Davies emphasizes a disconnect between elevated equities prices and depressed silver prices as his reasoning for silver to play catch up.

He also suggests that U.S. economic growth will add to the several known catalysts to a substantial move higher in the silver price, a shocking departure from the 2013 Armageddon scenario advanced by Jim Rogers, Marc Faber, Peter Schiff and a legion of well-informed, talented and ‘unencumbered’ market handicappers, including, too, economist John Williams of ShadowStats, who would take grand exception to Davies’ U.S. economic forecast.

Flying in the face of Davies’ forecast of economic growth comes an American Petroleum Institute (API) article which reports global fuel deliveries for all products dropping through the floor—not a good sign.

From API:

Demand for gasoline, the most widely used petroleum product, dropped 3.8% from a year earlier, to 8.624 million barrels a day, the lowest July level since 1997. Gasoline use in the heart of the peak summer driving season was 2.2% lower than in June. January-July gasoline demand averaged 1.1% below a year earlier, at 8.671 million barrels a day, the API said.

Kerosine-based jet fuel use fell 0.8% in July from a year ago, to 1.455 million barrels a day, while demand for heavy residual fuel, used in power plants and industrial burners, dropped 7.1% year-on-year, to 294,000 barrels a day.

Production of all four major products–gasoline, distillate, jet fuel and residual fuel–was greater than demand for those products. As a result, petroleum imports decreased and exports increased. Total imports of crude and refined products fell by 9.6% to average 10.4 million barrels a day in July. Exports of refined products increased 11.1% to a record high for July of 3.244 million barrels a day, and year-to-date exports were up 14% compared with the same period in 2011.

Refineries operated at 92.7% of capacity in July, the second month in a row above 90%.

Crude oil production rose 13.6% year on year in July to 6.225 million barrels a day, the highest July level since 1998. Year-to-date output averaged near the July level and was up 11.9% from the same period in 2011.

Nonetheless, Davies likes silver, in the short-term.

“Silver is the ugly duckling at the moment.  Isn’t it?  It’s definitely performing very badly, and I think it’s tantamount to the same as gold,” says Davies.  “But I think I would err slightly on the side of more silver bullish.

“I think that with recent equity and S&P 500 performance, I think that the strong correlation there and optimism for growth, and, actually, our analysis is actually [sic] for a pick-up in U.S. growth in nine months time.  So the overlay there, for us, is that silver could perform well here.”

Davies’ timing for a move high in the silver price pretty much sacks up with Goldmoney’s James Turk and other frequent guests of KWN.  It’s a breakout any day in both gold and silver, they say, with silver expected to catapult quickly and close the 57-to-one ratio of the two metals.

“I think we’re threatening to make a move here and it could come in the next few weeks if not sooner,” proffers Davies.

“Optically [chart], I’m looking for the low-to-mid-30′s, and that is as far as our trend system will take us in the interim—in the short term, I should say.”

His target for gold of $1750 and silver of $33-$35 equates to a gold:silver ratio of between 50 and 53.

BIG NUKE Imminent in Precious Metals

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

Something very big is most likely about to be dropped in the global financial markets within a few weeks—like a nuke exploding—and those holding precious metals stand to be the big winners—especially silver investors, who could make a small fortune in a very short period of time.

Here’s the overwhelming evidence of something very big coming soon to the financial markets:

“. . . evidence points to an upside break for both gold and silver, which is not dissimilar to our Silver – The Coming Bullet – August 2010 ‘Trend Ready’ state,” Hinde Capital CEO Ben Davies told King World News on Aug. 9.

Davies’ report turned out to be a prescient piece of work, as the silver price went truly ‘bananas’—as GATA’s Bill Murphy likes to refer to big PM moves—making its bullet move from the $17.50 mark of August 2010, ending at nearly the $50 print at the end of April 2011, for a 185 percent move within nine months!

Davies’ observations echo trader Dan Norcini’s.  Norcini tells readers of JSMineset that a big Asian buyer has ratcheted up the floor in the gold mark in $20 increments.  Davies sees the very same buyer incrementally scooping up gold in a signature consistent with a very large buyer of the past, a buyer who appears to know beforehand of the Fed’s every move—a point suggested in a previous BE article, titled, Rigged Gold Market, a Secret Payoff to China.

“We want to state there has been a strong buyer in the gold market these past few months,” stated Davies.  “Also we want to reiterate the buyer in the room is Asian and has been stepping up their buy order, 1545, 1575 now 1600?”

More evidence.

The signature of that big Asian buyer has demonstrated in the past that, he is either a brilliant tea-leaf reader or he’s ‘connected’ to the Fed, with the latter more likely during an atmosphere of blatant, draconian, widespread and sanctioned fraud in all markets.

“It is reminiscent to me of the very same buyer(s) who soaked up U.S. 10 year bonds at 4.85% in June 2004 when the Fed didn’t cut rates from 1% to 0.75% as was widely expected,” Davies explained.  “By end of 2004 rates were at 4.25% but 10 year yields had rallied back to 4.00%.”

There’s more.

Either signals from media and the inner banking cartel of the past two weeks have been deliberately staged to dupe even the most savvy precious metals investors (outside the criminal cartel, such as a Jim Sinclair) into a crushing disappointment of no additional QE from the Fed will be forethcoming, or the recent series of smoke rings indeed signals an imminent and massive rally to new highs in gold and silver prices.

In a previous BE article titled, Imminent Silver Price Explosion, the piece noted two banking cartel media mouthpieces have been running interference for Ben Bernanke for a launching of a bazooka QE.

From the BE article:

Jon Hilsenrath of the Wall Street Journal, the man who the straight-shooting Stephen Roach of Morgan Stanley calls the real chairman of the Fed, wrote . . .

This [Hilsenrath's list of economic and inflation metrics] is ammunition for Fed officials who want to act right away to spur growth. Not only is growth subpar, and the job market stuck in the mud, inflation is also running below the Fed’s long-run goals.

Moreover, as mentioned in the same article, the second media mouthpiece of the gold cartel, Greg Ip of Economist—the very same publication that, James Turk had clearly demonstrated in his article of several years ago, was behind a disinformation campaign for the gold cartel throughout nearly two decades—wrote in his piece for Economist (written from the point of view of hindsight) that the ECB will need to debase the euro by following the Fed’s program of debasing the U.S. dollar.  In the opinion of the European banking masters, debasing is the right thing to do—and do it fast.

Side note: From the content of the two articles, it appears that Jim Sinclair’s thesis of “QE to Infinity” may include, not one, but two currencies, the dollar and euro, which, together, comprise 89 percent of global reserves.  That gives institutional money nowhere to hide, adding a big boost in octane to the gold market.

As the evidence mounts, regular guest of KWN, Egon von Greyerz of Switzerland-based Matterhorn Asset Management suggests that the cocktail for something big in the precious metals market awaits the Bernanke match lighter.   The 40-year veteran, von Greyerz, predicts a double or triple in the gold price by the close of 2013, leading the list of KWN’s brightest and most experienced prognosticators of the PM market.

“ . . . my target on gold of $3,500 to $5,000 over the next 12 to 18 months, and then over $10,000 in 3 years.” von Greyerz told KWN late last month.  Though James Turk of Goldmoney agrees with von Greyerz that a big rally is afoot, Turk hasn’t announced a target for this next move in the gold price—not yet, anyway.

And, just in.

Another mouthpiece for the gold cartel, Financial Times, published to subscribers its latest disinformation article.  Many FT readers, presumably, have never heard of James Turk, Ben Davies or Jim Sinclair—or 40-year veteran of the metals markets, Bill Haynes, who told KWN Thursday:

“One of the writers started trashing gold in the Financial Times [Wednesday].  He said it’s time to sell your gold and send the kids to college, buy an automobile or take a vacation because this bubble is over.”

Echoing sentiments of James Turk and Eric Sprott as well as zerohedge’s repeated reference to FT’s blatant and disgraceful disinformation campaign against its upper-middle class subscribers, added, “Eric, this is the type of nonsense we see in the mainstream media when a bottom is being put in, and the Financial Times has been one of the greatest contrarian indicators for the gold market.

“I also find it interesting that this is the week the big buyers are making a statement with their physical gold and silver purchases,” Haynes added.  “They are doing their buying right into the face of this ridiculous nonsense coming out of the Financial Times.”

Precisely.  Investors who read King World News most likely don’t subscribe to the Financial Times for its commentary of the precious metals market.  And those who do subscribe to FT are those the Fed are most frightened of.  Mr. and Mrs. Bourgeoisie Money Bags are the next in line to threaten the Fed’s “inflation expectations” powder keg—a fatal moment it wishes to forestall as long as possible.

During the past few weeks, there’s been too much anti-gold propaganda waged at one time, while a known big Asian and heavily suspected Fed insider has been quietly (to the general investor public) accumulating gold at marginally higher and higher price levels.  Something big is afoot.

And to top this litany of wink-winks and nod-nods, the ultimate political hack of Wall Street, U.S. Senator Charles “Chuck” Schumer (D-NY), chastised (or signaled?) Fed Chairman Bernanke during a hearing of mid-July, “The Fed is the only game in town… You have to take whatever actions are necessary to ensure a strong recovery . . . Get to work, Mr. Chairman,” Schumer said forcefully.

To remind investors of Schumer’s well-know connection to the banking industry, Zerohedge posted an article from OpenSecrets.org that showed Schumer receiving $4.8 million in total from 20 Wall Street firms.

In conclusion, we see the establishment media mouthpieces very active, a super-key politician mouthing publicly at the Fed, and a suspected Fed insider from Asia scooping all the metal it can get, all deployed to enrich those who are either privy to, or can read the tealeaves, for a front-running a monstrous move in gold and silver—at the expense, of course, of the American public.

As Trends Research Institute Founder Gerald Celente has repeatedly said, “The rot is at the top”; “We’re being financially raped”; and “It’s a gangster government” between the Gambinos and Genoveses.”

Events of the past week have become obvious—too obvious, maybe?  Or is Celente correct when he says the banking cartel acts if it doesn’t care what people may think about it and who it hurts?  It appears that the big money is betting the Fed drops the nuke.

Gerald Celente: “I Have That Feeling” It’s 9-11 All Over Again

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

In back-to-back interviews on the Gary Null Show and the Tommy Schnurmacher Show, Gerald Celente sees another mega geopolitical quake to match the shock-and-awe of 9-11 in America’s not-to-distant future.

“I’m worried about the drumbeats of war getting louder and louder,” Celente told  CJAD talk show host Tommy Schumacher, Monday.  “It’s coinciding, as well, with the economic collapse that’s happening throughout Europe.”

Celente went on to say that, when sociopath and psychopath politicians get into trouble with their constituents due to a poor economy, those pols, who can divert the public’s attention away from the nation’s financial problems and redirect the collective anger toward the threat of an outside enemy, will use their power to take that nation to war at a politically advantageous time.

“It’s reaching a critical mass right now, and I haven’t felt this way since December 14, 2000,” said Celente, and noted that he senses desperation in the voice and actions of Israel’s, Benjamin Netanyahu, the present and very unpopular prime mister in that Mideast country.  “I have that feeling now” with Netanyahu, said Celente.

“This guy, Netanyahu, he has 60 percent disapproval rating right now, and I’ve seen it before,” Celente continued.  “I remember Bill Clinton, you know, wag the dog.  Every time he’d get into trouble with Monica Lewinsky, it was bomb over Baghdad.  They continually do this.”

After wavering earlier this summer whether to remain in the U.S. or flee from a “fascist” dictatorship shaping up in America, the 65-year-old Celente told InfoWars’ talk show super-star personality, Alex Jones, that he will not allow a “bunch of freaks” in Washington chase him out.  Celente said he will stay and fight.

But the personal struggle on this question continues to weigh heavily on his mind.

Whether another 9-11-like event takes place on U.S. soil or overseas, Celente now seriously contemplates fleeing America if the U.S. or Israel instigates another 9-11 incident—either through a false-flag attack or other pretension to ‘justify’ a politically unpopular position to attack Iran.  An attack on Iran, he said, might be the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ to get him to flee America for his physical safety, as he would, then, begin to mull over another trend he sees developing: jailing or “silencing” journalists.

“If the United States or Israel goes to war with Iran, it’s the beginning of World War III,” Celente told radio talk show host Gary Null, Tuesday.  “Our lives will be hell after that.  If you think we have a Gestapo state right now, you haven’t seen anything yet, because it’s not going to stop.

“These are the Persians; they’re 70 million strong,” he explain.  “They’ve been around a long time; theyre not going to be going anywhere.  And they’re going to fight down to the last man.  And people forget that the Iranians lost a million people between 1980 and 1988 when the United States started a war, funding Iraq to attack Iran.

“This country won’t be worth living in, if we go to war with Iran.  So I don’t know, I just don’t know what to do after that,” said Celente, who audibly struggled to match the words with his own personal thoughts on the matter.  “I don’t know if I want to be here as much as I want to stay, because we’re seeing all of our rights being abrogated from us now; it will only, only, only get much worse.”

Aside from offering a peak into his mind regarding the subject of his personal quandary with the possibility of expatriation, Celente strongly advocates that Americans protect their wealth during the upcoming turmoil he sees on the horizon by holding ‘physical’ gold and silver.

He said, “It’s all I buy, is gold and silver,” and added, though his personal decision to hold precious metals is not to be construed as financial advice.  Celente has repeatedly said in dozens of prior interviews that he is not a registered investment adviser, nor does he sell precious metals.  But gold and silver are the only money he has outside of working capital for his business, The Trends Research Institute.