Manipulaton Mondays with Andrew Hoffman:

1. Catalonia

                -81% vote Yes to secession (Article not yet out, but on this topic today)


2. Swiss Referendum

                -Euro/CHF at two-year low, as speculation of peg being broken increases

                -Catalonia will only empower the Swiss further


3.  NFP report

                -horrible, as I expected - economic data, political reasons following Repub victory

                -accounting for unemployment rate didn't even make sense

                - 137,000 B/D jobs, same ugly internals

                - more in line with the "trifecta" of negative durable goods, factory orders, and construction spending in September

                                -let alone, 3Q GDP - lowest consumption spending since 2009, but surge in government defense spending to bomb isis, as more boots on the ground added


4.  The three death trends (per my article of same title) accelerating, with today a perfect example

                -plunging oil prices (ARTICLE: "Collapsing oil prices portend unspeakable horrors"), massive currency volatility (ARTICLE: "single most PM-bullish factor imaginable"), and currency wars, like what the BOJ and ECB are doing (ARTICLE "final currency war")

                                -not to mention, the major negative impact on U.S. corporate earnings from the "strong dollar" 

                                                -historically bad 3Q earnings, as more than half of all S&P 500 companies reduced earnings guidance

                                                -and would have been worse, if not for the massive, debt-leveraged buybacks catalyzed by a combination of ZIRP, the PPT, conflicted management option plans, and lack of investment opportunities


5.  Record physical demand!

                -Mint runs out of Silver Eagles.  October third biggest silver eagle month ever, and largest non-January month.  In November, sold half of October's volume in 2 1/2 days, before suspending sales.  Premiums, delivery times rising                 across the board for silver

                -China gold imports in October above the level of global production

                -massive drawdowns of GLD, COMEX, and Shanghai exchanges

                -historic backwardation of gold/silver

                -record ratio of COMEX silver Open Interest/Price

                -commercial shorts nearly low levels of June 2013 and Dec 2013 bottoms

                -all indications that global physical demand, for gold and silver, will be at or near 2013's record levels in 2014; and likely, higher for silver, as U.S. and Canadian Mints running ahead of 2013 levels


6.  Big PM surge Friday

                -gold nearly to $1,183 two year support level

                -and thus, today's typical "all great PM days must be followed by horrible ones"

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Dave Bego, well known union opponent, sees tough times ahead for unions after the Republican sweep of Congress and Statehouses. In fact, Dave is looking for more states to pass right to work legislation that will allow employees to opt out of forced unionization altogether. There are now 28 states with some type of right to work legislation and more are on the way. Add to that the re-election of Scott Walker in formerly Progressive Wisconsin and you're looking at a potential anti-union wave. 

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Rick Ackerman understands markets. He's been trading options for decades. We asked him how one should go about protecting a portfolio from a sudden market decline. His answer was to invest in Treasury Strips. That way if the market takes a hit, money will presumably go rushing into treasuries, thereby lifting their prices and helping you make back much of your portfolio losses. At this point in the bull market, you need to be thinking about preserving your gains and your capital. 

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Tekoa Da Silva of Sprott Global joined us today. While the miners and most resource companies have taken a major hit recently, this could be a great time to buy. Tekoa says that 50-60 companies are trading at or below their cash or liquidation value. In today's market, it's unusual to find any stocks trading this cheaply. Unless you believe that the mining industry will cease to exist, this could be the buy of a lifetime. One caveat however, you need to avoid stocks that will be bought out by competitors attracted by said discount, and there will probably be many. 

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Erstwhile writer and commentator Lowell Ponte joined the show today to discuss the Republican Victory and what if any effect it will have in making your bank account any safer. Lowell believes it will have no effect, as he thinks the President will continue his agenda for reshaping the electorate and trying to make the nation into a socialist paradise. Keep your eye on the ball and get Lowell's free book, it's a must read. 

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Mickey Fulp joined us for the October major monthly market review. Virtually every market, besides Wall Street, was resoundingly down. Precious metals were slaughtered, both WTI and Brent Crude-hammered, Uranium up a bit. Bitcoin keeps going down. The key is that the US Dollar, for whatever reason keeps going up, which led the yield on the 10 year to go down to 2.35. The Euro has been slammed and it's long term viability is again in question. The volatility trend from September continued on through October and if the first few days of November are any indication, it's got a lot longer to go. 

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New guest on the show John R. Lott, famed author of More Guns Less Crime, joined us today. We discussed America's plunging violent crime rate. Most people are unaware that violent crime started dropping precipitously in 1991. Not coincidentally, gun ownership has increased dramatically since that time. It will be interesting to see if the Illinois crime rate decreases now that concealed carry permits are allowed. John says it's unfortunate that the costs of acquiring one are so high that it will prevent many poor people from going through the process. We also talked about the economic fall-out from the cost of the regulatory burdens imposed by government covered in his book Freedomnomics and what it means to the economy. John is at the forefront of free market thinking in America today. 

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Ivan Eland continues his series on the worst presidents in American history. His analysis is based upon whether the president adhered to constitutional values and kept the country out of wars. Based on this criteria, the all time worst president is Woodrow Wilson. Wilson got the US into WWI which led to WWII and our current problems in the Mideast. He also helped create the military industrial complex, the Federal Reserve and the income tax. It's hard to think of a president who caused more damage and harm to the republic than Wilson, but there are others who inflicted much harm and much pain. 

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Jason Burack was on today discussing the widely used and abused central bank practice of currency swaps. Seems that they have the potential to make QE obsolete or at least unnecessary when properly used. We also covered gold, silver and oil markets. The upheaval may have devastating consequences around the globe.

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Chris Martenson is Co-founder of and developer of the educational video seminar series, “The Crash Course,” and author of the bestselling book "THE CRASH COURSE: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment." We talked about how is the Fed destroying consumer savings and how central banks will be to blame for the coming bond collapse. We also covered the economic and political situation in the US and how keeping gold and silver prices in check is vital to financial repression. Chris is one of the leaders of the internet alternative financial movement.


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We talked with Wayne Allyn Root just before the election. He knew that the Democrats were headed for a massacre. He was hopeful that the Republicans would grow a set and confront Obama directly. It's Wayne's desire that Obama would be impeached, convicted and removed from office. Wayne believes that this administration is the most corrupt and criminal on record. We talked about Obama's enemy list and the bugging of reporter Sharryl Atkinson's home and office computers while she worked at CBS. Seems the government is getting more dastardly by the day. 

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Jason Hartman joined us today and discussed his novel theory that buying a house is really a way to invest in commodities. After all, a house is an accumulation of lumber, copper, glass, aluminum and a number of other items that will invariably go up in price with inflation. Best of all, you get to use leverage to fix your costs and pay back debt is depreciated dollars. Jason's still running his contest for several seats at his Meet the Masters Event. Click here to enter now!

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Danielle Park stopped by for our bi-weekly chat. She  believes that the long awaited Black Swan arrived in the form of plunging energy and commodity prices. Rather than hyper-inflation, we're seeing deflationary commodity prices. While this trend will be awful for the US Government, banks and employers, it's not entirely bleak. Consumers will see their purchasing power increase, if they still have jobs that is. Emerging economies such as China are in for rough times and the illusion of prosperity that has been so convincing for so long will be shattered. 

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According to Bo Polny of, gold and silver are about to break out of their three year bear markets, big time! Bo is a cycle analyst; he believes that the stock market cycle has run out and the precious metals cycle is about to start up again. And he says it will take everyone by surprise, well almost everyone that is. It's worth taking a look at his newsletter. 

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Megan Megale a PR professional is dedicated to helping small businesses take their companies to the next level. That's how she conceived of Operation Minnow, which will help a few lucky businesses develop customized social media strategies that will grow them to the next level, all at a substantial discount. If you think your company can qualify to join, then write Megan at the Minnow Project and learn how to get evaluated for this unique opportunity.  

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John writed, with US QE about to end, the rest of the world faced the prospect of another “taper tantrum” financial crisis, one that this time around could suck the major economies into a deflationary vortex. So it should come as no surprise that the end of QE was countered with a series of offsetting treats for the global financial markets:

• The US Fed promised to keep interest rates low for a really long time.

• The European Central Bank announced that in November it would start buying asset backed bonds, in effect beginning an open-ended, potentially huge debt monetization program of its own.

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Manipulation Mondays with Andrew Hoffman:


-insane mega-QE announcement

-Japan pension funds selling bonds to BOJ to buy stocks, atop tripled BOJ stock buying

-no monetizing ALL JGB issuance

ARTICLES:  "Decision Time"; "Kamikaze Attack, and the End of Mining"


Final Currency War

-Friday morning, U.S. warns ECB of devaluaing Euro too much

-Then, BOJ announcmenet

                -This Thursday ECB meeting, may be forced to make major QE/NIRP announcment anyway, in response to BOJ announcement and further European economic decline (horrific German retail sales, for example)

                -plus, collapsing PIIGS bonds, particularly Greece

                -ARTICLE:  "final currency war"


FOMC Statement

                -pure, unmitigated BS in pretending labor market strong in front of elections

                -not to mention, not actually ending QE - of either Treasuries or MBS'

                -U.S. economy weakening dramatically - durable goods orders, construction spending, housing sales, prices

                                -anecdotally, my trip to a deserted Best Buy Sat and Sun

                -ARTICLES: "The all-time biggest lie"; "The 'End of QE' - LOL", "BS to the nTH Degree", "2.2% is the new 2.6%"


Swiss Gold Referendum

                -initial polls say "yes" in lead

                -major reason for PM attacks this month, as a "yes" could end the Cartel and other market manipulations

                -all time propaganda campaign as well


RECORD physical demand!

                -U.S. Mint 5.8 million silver eagle sales in October (came out Friday night), third biggest month ever and biggest non-January month

                -Royal Canadian Mint also on pace to exceed 2013's record levels, Indian silver imports on pace with 2013's record level

                -major COMEX withdrawals of gold/silver and GLD gold, enormous COMEX open interest in silver

                -rising junk silver premiums

                -record Shanghai gold withdrawals

                -Maguire says massive gold buying in past two weeks in London


Mining write-offs/production declines will be historic, especially in silver

ARTICLE: -"Kamikaze Attack, and the End of Mining"

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Bill Holter of Miles Franklin was fortunate to be at the New Orleans Money Show where he got to hear the Maestro former Fed Chief Alan Greenspan speak. Of course the economic crisis that we find ourselves in now wasn't his fault at all. Blame Congress, Fannie and Freddie, but not Alan. He also repored on a debate between GATA's Chris Powell and Doug Casey about precious metals manipulation. Doug believes there isn't any. Gambling's going in Las Vegas, we're shocked!

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Ross Hansen heads up the largest privately owned mint in North America. Last year business was down, but he's unconcerned and undeterred. While most of the populace buys into the meme that prosperity is just around the corner, Ross looks at hard data like the labor participation rate and sees another story, a country in decline. In the end, a debased currency means gold is the place to be. And you take that to the mint!

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It's been 9 years since Florida had a hurricane; it's been almost 7 years since the financial collapse. Does that mean that neither will happen again? Have weather patterns miraculously changed? Has the government become more responsible and has the Fed stopped printing money? You know the answers to those questions and that's why you buy homeowners insurance and gold, to protect against the natural calamities and the manmade ones as well. And while you're at it, download Dennis's free book

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After Carter Andress's stint in the military he was ready for the private sector. He was used to hazardous conditions and that made him ideally suited for construction projects in Iraq. When Bechtel gave up on a project after losing 51 workers, Carter's company got the job done. His company is still doing work in Iraq and while he had hoped to expand to non-war zones, that prospect is looking less likely now. He's written a book about his experiences Contractor Combatants: Tales of an Imbedded Capitalist


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Steve Lord is editor-in-chief of the Modern Money Letter. 

bitcoin is now trading below $350, how much lower can it go? 

- How much longer until bitcoin is adoped by Wall Street and main street?

-Since last we spoke Paypal started accepting bitcoin as did Apple. Is this the beginning  of a wave? 


Listeners can access a free and special report we are giving away on Bitcoin. Consider it a Bitcoin 101. It can be accessed at

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Reid Rasmussen is about helping small businesses and individuals fight the high cost of health care. Why pay for a doctor's visit when all you need is a simple prescription for antibiotics? That spurred a business idea that's in full bloom today, It has the potential to save individuals and businesses a fortune. We hope it catches on. 

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Eric S. Hadik is a trader & analyst who has been intimately involved with the markets for nearly 25 years. His first introduction to technical analysis came through Fibonacci Mathematics and the Elliott Wave Principle and he began trading in 1982.

However, it was not until he discovered the works of W.D. Gann and Gann’s integration of Biblical and natural cycles that Eric knew he had discovered his life’s passion and purpose. We spoke with him about the signficance of cycles and he related to us about the key 40 year cycle and it's connection to the history of monetary debasement in America. A must listen!

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photoFabian Calvo is very passionate about promoting the principles of our Constitutional Republic and economic liberty as well as exposing the corrupted New World Order political establishment.


He believes that education and awareness is the only way that we can defeat the criminal elite from taking our liberties.


We stand together against the Federal Reserve & Americas foreign resource wars. We both present an alternative to the lying and dying mainstream media. The birth of the new alternative media is here has finally given people a choice. 


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