Alasdair Macleod was with us today discussing the new and improved Silver Fix. It seems the new fix is no more transparent than the old one. Administered by the CME Group and Reuters, Alasdair is finding it quite unhelpful. He states that the precious metals business is expanding throughout the globe and that London will lose its once cherished position as the center of the tradeto China. 

We also discussed the posibility of QE for the Eurozone. With the economic slowdown in full bloom, how much longer will the ECB be able to resist calls for the monetary elixir known as Quantitative Easing? After all, it's worked so well in the USA. 

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Phil Davis of philstockworld.com says he's the most influential person on Twitter. His site has been around since 2006. His investment philosophy centers around minimizing risk by putting your money in situations where you're the house not the player. It's an options based strategy that can yield high returns. When it comes to economy, Phil is no Austrian Economist. He believes that the free market and capitalism can no longer deliver the goods. While we don't agree on everything, we do agree that government is not going to come to your rescue, so you better start developing your Plan B.

Direct download: Phillip_Davis_20.Aug.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20 PM
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David Morgan of the The Morgan Report joined us today for a recap of recent precious metals trends. These markets are still captive to the manipulative paper forces that have kept them well below their true value for years, except for Palladium and Platinum. Palladium just hit a 13.5 year high. Platinum has hit a plateau, but based on the action in Palladium, we could easily see it go higher. Once this happens, will it pull silver and gold with it? This is often the case. One thing is certain though, the whimpering exit of the 117 year Silver Fix has been met with a complete yawn and it's business as usual. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:40 PM
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Mickey Fulp, the Mercenary Geologist and I discussed current petroleum supply trends. While we were speaking, the per barrel price broke $95. It is estimated that world geo-political termoil is keeping almost 4 percent of production off the market. Who knows what the price would be if that was released into the market. Another interesting development is that the Too Big To Fail Banks are no longer welcome in the commodity markets since passage of Dodd-Frank. Perhaps their absence has led to a lower short position and therefore a lower price for all. One thing is certain, it is quite unusual to see gasoline prices decline in August. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:35 PM
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We spoke with Dennis Miller today of MillersMoney.com. With zero percent interest rates and fear of a market crash prevalent, money is pouring into annuities. However, there are some major concerns about them that Dennis want you to be aware of. He's written a free report--The Truth About Annuities: The Three Dangers You Must Avoid When Shopping for Annuities. Before buying, it's a good idea to take a look and get educated about the risks you might be facing. 

 

Get it here: http://www.caseyresearch.com/go/v6zbb-2/MIL

 

 

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John Rubino says that last year the world kind of forgot about Europe. After ECB head Mario Draghi vowed to “do whatever it takes” to get the Continent growing, the markets calmed down, money got cheap and plentiful and functionally-bankrupt countries like Greece, Italy and Spain stopped making scary headlines. To the casual observer it began to look like the euro project might actually succeed.

Then the mirage evaporated. Five years into a recovery that should, if it followed the normal script, be in danger of overheating, the major eurozone countries are actually slipping back into recession. Germany and Italy clocked in with -0.2% GDP growth in the second quarter, while France was exactly zero. For countries that continue to pile new debt on top of already unsustainable mountains of old debt, zero growth isn’t stasis, it’s death. So how far can QE be? 

Direct download: John_Rubino_18.Aug.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02 PM
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In Gerald Celente's latest Trends Journal he compares today's food with that of yester year. As might be expected, the quality is way down. Same with our dress and the way we speak and conduct ourselves. Gerald says if you want to change the country, change yourself. We all need to take responsibility for the way things are today. His new movement OccupyPeace.Us is the beginning. Think and act locally! 

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We just got back from an incredible event in Dallas, TX--Podcast Movement. There were over 600 Podcasters in attendance, producing programs on virtually any subject you can imagine, from pet care-to finance-to personal health. We're committed to expanding and distributing the newsletter up and running on a regular basis by the end of the month. We invite any loyal FSN member to get involved with this project. If you've got the time, there's a great opportunity here. Just write us at khl@kerrylutz.com and let's see if we can work together here. We're also looking to help coach rising entrepreneurs. It's your way to success in the New Economy!

Direct download: Whats_Next_18.Aug.14.mp3
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Manipulation Mondays with Andrew Hoffman:

  • 10 Year yield plunging;
  • Horrible retail sales;
  • Decision time major Central Banks need to decide;
  • Europe need to do QE fast;
  • China housing prices are plunging;
  • Power consumption is plunging across China;
  • UK housing prices are dropping at record rates;
  • Canada employment report revised upward;
  • New silver fix—Friday first day;
  • Fed's Jackson Hole Meeting this Friday.
Direct download: Andy_Hoffman_18.Aug.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:42 PM
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Hard to believe that August 15, 2014 marks the 43rd anniversary of Nixon's fateful decision to close the gold window. How much different would life be today had he instead chosen to devalue the dollar? Now the world finds itself on the brink of a new currency crisis. With wars breaking out around the globe, one must wonder--when will man learn from history? 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:27 PM
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James Hirsen was on discussing the suicide of Robin Williams. What is it about Hollywood and modern American celebrity life that causes so many of them to die before their time? James believes that it's a certain attitude towards life, living just for today's pleasure and never really understanding what the important things in life really are. This inevitably leads to drug abuse, alcoholism and other forms of self-medication and eventually tragedy. 

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Craig Hempke a/k/a Turd Ferguson joined us today for a look at precious metals trends. His last call was right on the money and this one will probably be too. As expected, gold hit 1345 and pulled back to 1278. Could 1392 be next? Today is the Silver Fix's last day in existence, after 117 years. It will be interesting to see if it all really matters. And the situation in the Ukraine and Iraq look ever more grim. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:18 PM
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They used to call Gary Dorsch Sir Charts A Lot. He liked it so much that he started a website and business by that name. With over 30 years of market experience, Gary believes that the key to inflation is commodity prices, especially in light of how corrupted government statistics have become over the past couple of decades. Right now the signs are uncertain, but soon they should clear up and give a better picture. 

Direct download: Gary_Dorsch_13.Aug.14.mp3
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We spoke with Bill Holter today. There's a lot going on in the world today and much of it is bad for the dollar and the US. While the Iraq situation goes from bad to worse, the Ukraine situation slips from public attention, but gets all the more serious. More bilateral deals are taking place and the de-dollarization is picking up steam. Where will it all end? Thinking of buying Platinum of Palladium? Bill thinks it might not be a bad idea. 

Direct download: Bill_Holter_13.Aug.14.mp3
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Ron and discuss his new book The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents. He presents far bigger and more consequential stories that are making headlines about our nation’s leaders and the agency sworn to protect them. Kessler widens his scope to include presidential candidates and former presidents after they leave the White House. In particular, he focuses on first ladies and their children and their relationships with the presidents. 

 From observing Vice President Joe Biden’s reckless behavior that jeopardizes the country’s safety, to escorting Bill Clinton’s blond mistress at Chappaqua, to overhearing First Lady Michelle Obama’s admonitions to the president, to witnessing President Nixon’s friends bring him a nude stripper, to seeing their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in breathtaking detail.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:56 PM
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As Danielle said, "The world is a messy place during the best of times." And these certainly aren't the best of times. So you need to minimize your risk, even if that means accepting a lower yield. Witness the slaughter that just took place in the high yield (junk) bond market. Return of investment is now far more important than return on investment, that's just the way it works after a credit bust. 

Direct download: Danielle_Park_12.Aug.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09 PM
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Chareles writes, What can you say about a "healthcare" system in which 99% of all physicians will face a malpractice claim in their careers?  According to Malpractice Risk According to Physician Specialty (The New England Journal of Medicine), "It was estimated that by the age of 65 years, 75% of physicians in low-risk specialties had faced a malpractice claim, as compared with 99% of physicians in high-risk specialties." There has to be a better way. 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:25 PM
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Rob Kirby of kirbyanalytics.com joined the show for the first time today. As a seasoned finance professional Rob honed in on the exact causes 2008-9 financial collapse, which in fact started in 2007. It's seven years later and the damage has been extensive. Virtually every market in the world has been corrupted. Even those that haven't, have been extremely distorted by the flood of zero interest money. But, precious metals are the achilles heel of the system. One day in the not too distant future, the chickens will all come home to roost. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:15 PM
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There's a new consumer credit bubble taking place. Some of it is obvious and some it is not so obvious. But it's happening nonetheless. But get ready because lessening FICO standards is only the beginning. You're going to see it with mortgages and credit cards and some many other types of credit. In a world where the banks are mere appendages of the government, when Uncle Sam wants credit expansion, he just has to say the word and it gets done, no matter how uncredit worthy the borrowers maybe. And who could be less creditworthy than Uncle Sam himself? He's hundreds of trillions in hoc and taking on more every second. 

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Manipulation Mondays with Andrew Hoffman:

  • Postal service $47 billion in losses and counting;
  • Gold manipulation 59 Sundays in a row;
  • New hail Mary Treasuries;
  • $20 Silver;
  • Ukraine;
  • Iraq;
  • US Economy—Misery pictorial;
  • Largest pink elephant ever;
  • Biggest financial bubble in history;
  • Europe and Japan on verge of overt QE;
  • China stealth QE—Pledge Supplement Lending Program.
Direct download: Andy_Hoffman_11.Aug.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10 PM
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John Rubino joined us to discuss how the Keynesian geniuses over at Treasury are now resorting to FICO inflation to help lift the economy. For some reason, they believe that if they artificially inflate consumers' credit scores, this will lead to an increase in economic activity. More consumers will be able to get credit cards, buy autos and homes. While this may be true for a short time period, it will also help bring on another credit bust, eventually leading to a bust. How stupid can they be? 

We also discussed the new American bombing attacks in Iraq and what it means for the country and you. There's much here to digest. 

 

Direct download: John_Rubino_11.Aug.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07 PM
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Jerry Robinson, well known economist and author, joined us today. The US has started bombing ISIS in Iraq and Jerry thinks it's going to turn out badly. Make no mistrak these are some very barbaric evil people, even worse than Saddam Hussein. Wait, didn't the US remove Saddam. Anyway, Jerry's proprietary trading system just spit out another buy signal on Gold. This on the heals of his last one that saw gold go from 1265 to nearly 1345. We say, go for the Gold!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:56 PM
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It seems no matter how the manipulators try they just can't keep gold under $1300 an ounce. Or maybe they aren't trying very hard. They've got silver just under $20, but how long can they keep it there? And Jerry Robinson's put out a buy on Gold. So What's Next? And now they're banning bake sales and soon cupcakes and brownies from schools across America. When will the indignities cease? Oh the humanity! All in the name of healthy meals for our undeserving children. And there's lots more. So listen on. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:55 PM
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Dave Kranzler and I examine the weeks greatest frauds brought to you by the greatest Fraud Factory ever known to man, the US Government. First there's the housing boom, which is quickly turning into a major bust. But don't worry, there's a story circulating that the FHFA is planning a new mortage program called the Mirror Mortgage. If you can fog a mirror, the house is yours. Next, car sales, that wonderful economic indicator that shows an oh so healthy economy, that will eventually cost banks, meaning the taxpayer, hundreds of billions. Stay tunded for more. There's so much fraud going on today that it's getting harder to find the real economy. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:54 PM
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Barry Stuppler, long time veteran of the rare coin and precious metals industry spoke to us live from the Rosemont Coin Show near Chicago. The mint just introduced the Kennedy gold coin. It's 3/4 of an ounce. It's selling at quite a premium, $1240. But the real news is that people are lined up around the block to purchase it. It's selling for several times that amount on eBay. Barry says the mania will soon die out and all that will remain is the memory of having overpaid. 

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