The tactic by the Fed and Central Banks is to inflate the stock markets while manipulating the price of gold and silver lower. This achieves two goals: 1) it reassures the public’s faith by pumping up stock prices while the economic indicators continue to deteriorate and 2) it elevates the dollar while it destroys market sentiment in the precious metals.
So far, the strategy has worked. Some of the toughest gold and silver bugs are becoming extremely frustrated and downright bearish. You can’t blame them as this is typical human psychology. Although, extremes and manipulations never last forever and at some point in time they reverse.
If we look at the next series of charts, we can see just how extreme the gold & silver markets have become. In typical inflation-hyperinflations, stock and commodity asset prices rise together.However, since the Fed announcement of Q3, only certain asset classes have risen — mainly stocks, real estate and to a lesser extent, bonds.
Many in the precious metals community are eagerly anticipating a complete systemic collapse of the financial system because as “preppers”, they expect to not only survive, but to prosper in a SHTF scenario. We suspect however that the following MUST READ account of surviving the Bosnian war in the midst of a complete collapse of the grid will be eye-opening in just how difficult it is to survive a full-on Mad Max scenario, even if one has spent years preparing for it.
I am from Bosnia. You know, between 1992 and 1995, it was hell. For one year, I lived and survived in a city with 6,000 people without water, electricity, gasoline, medical help, civil defense, distribution service, any kind of traditional service or centralized rule. Today, me and my family are well-prepared, I am well-armed. I have experience. It does not matter what will happen: an earthquake, a war, a tsunami, aliens, terrorists, economic collapse, uprising. The important part is that something will happen. The following is my experience: (Click here for more)
I had the opportunity yesterday to speak with one of the western world’s most courageous and astute women, Karen Hudes, Former Senior Counsel to the World Bank—now turned whistle-blower.
It was a powerful conversation, as Karen spent 20 years with the World Bank as an attorney and economist, before being “let-go” after reporting internal fraud and corruption.
During the interview Karen indicated that the world is rapidly changing, with western power structures breaking down, economic & political influence gravitating to BRICs nations, all amid a pendingcurrency transition which will highly favor precious metals. Hudes stated: “All of the countries of the world are going to allow precious metals to serve as currency, and this will be an underpinning for paper currency, as we’ll have both systems at the same time.”
The USFed stated publicly in early 2009 their desire to pursue an Exit Strategy. The Jackass on repeated occasions over three years ago refuted and contradicted their claimed path on monetary policy restoration to normalcy. There is an Exit Strategy, but it is evident in the East. The Eastern nations are assembling a Eurasian Trade Zone and a BRICS central bank (aka Development Fund) with which they will exit the USDollar global reserve standard. In doing so, they will not require to fill their banking systems any longer with toxic USTBonds.
The end of the USDollar as global reserve is near, visible in tangible form.
The charade that the Fed and US bankers/Financiers have been playing CAN NOT CONTINUE MUCH LONGER. The only way for them to make it out of this mess is an economic collapse. This way they can default on their debts and in the ensuing chaos pilfer the gold and silver with a promise to pay it back…One day.
Look for a continued suppression through the end of May for the metals, for the next time you will see Gold and Silver shoot to the moon IT WILL BE IN AN AMERICAN FINANCIAL COLLAPSE!!
The cash metals markets, particularly in Silver are tight. Premiums for physical over the paper price are rising and delivery times extending. This can only end one way, “cash and carry” will ultimately “price” these markets and a force majeuer will be unavoidable as the physical does not exist system wide (never-mind on COMEX) to satisfy demand.
Gold and silver will go through a short squeeze unlike any other ever seen. History will call this “hyperinflation”. Once started, just as in a wildfire everything will burn until there is nothing left as fuel for the fire!
By Jim Willie The official 0% rate signals a death knell to the national financial foundation and economic vibrancy, the climax event slow in its pathogenesis following the departure from the Gold Standard in 1971. The official 0% FedFunds rate (call it 25 basis points, no matter) is a direct signal of terminal illness for the entire capitalist structures within both the United States and its Western partners who stupidly or helplessly follow its lead. They followed the US lead in the housing & mortgage bubble disaster with complete wreckage, yet they continue to follow the US monetary lead.
They claim to have no choice. They do indeed have a choice, to discard the USDollar and to sell out of the USTreasury Bond, to impose a Gold Standard.
All financial eyes should be focused on the BOJ (Bank of Japan) right now. Money managers are calling this week’s BOJ meeting, the most important one in many years. Key market players expect Governor Kuroda to imitate Ben Bernanke’s actions, and begin buying longer maturity bonds, and more of them, with electronically printed yen.
Kuroda has said he will do “whatever it takes” to get the Japanese inflation rate up to 2%. Cost push inflation (CPI) will likely be the horrific consequence of doing “whatever it takes”. Japan is the 3rd largest economy in the world, far larger than Germany, which is number 4. CPI could devastate Japanese savers. Worse, because Japan is such a large economy, CPI could spread around the world, and I think it will. The only good news about CPI is that it could push the gold price well above $2000, and push your gold stocks to new highs.
By Jim Willie Editor Note: The following MUST READ Hat Trick Letter is Jim Willie’s self-described “Most Important Article Ever“
An unstoppable sequence of events has been put into motion finally. The pressure has been building for months. Some themes are plainly evident, except to those who wear rose colored glasses in the US Dome of Perception. The USTreasury Bond will be brought home to the US and British banks, where it will choke its bankers, then be devalued for survival reasons, after a painful isolation. The Chinese and Russians will conspire to finance the Eurasian Trade Zone corridor foundation with USTBonds, held in reserve, put to usage. The British will play a very unusual role, selling out the United States in order to be squires to the Eastern Duo. The process has begun; it cannot be stopped. The events are already being grossly misinterpreted and minimized in the US press, where devoted lapdogs, artistic swindlers, and creative writers prevail. The Paradigm Shift eastward is showing its next face, with a truly massive trade zone for cooperation and reduced cost overhead as the giant foundation. The Untied States for all of its past hegemony and devious manipulations and vicious attacks, will be excluded. The British will assist in the exclusion in order to avoid the Third World themselves. The following blueprint is the result of years of planning, with steady information and hints and confirmations by at least two Hat Trick Letter sources. The sunset of the USDollar has a blueprint.
As a personal embroidery, let me state that this article is the most important the Jackass has ever written.
In light of the recent events in Cyprus, where the banks will reportedly remain closed at least through March 26th and the likelihood that Cyprus will exit the Eurozone, re-institute the Cypriot pound and devalue the currency is growing by the minute, we thought it apropos to present LRS’ first hand account and experiences recognizing, surviving, and even profiting from the devaluation of the Mexican Peso in the late 1970′s.
For those unfamiliar with the account of the 1976 Mexican Peso devaluation (and anyone who has not experienced a currency devaluation first-hand), this is an ABSOLUTE MUST READ as while the Cypriots may be the first, they will undoubtedly not be the last to devalue their currency before the global financial debt crisis is over.
LRS, who successfully saw the Peso devaluation coming and side-stepped loss of wealth by converting his funds into US dollars, states that Americans must: Read the writing on the wall, and extricate yourselves from your US dollar positions. Physical gold and silver bullion and coins will be the ultimate protection and wealth preservation assets during the coming devaluation of the US dollar.
My experience with the peso devaluation makes it necessary for me to move my investments away from paper into physical gold and silver.It is going to be a very tough time for the US and I anticipate the Mexican devaluation will pale in comparison to our dollar devaluation.