It’s early Monday morning, on what could not only be an historically bad week for global financial markets, but the “beginning of the end” of the manipulated worldwide perception that “everything’s OK.” Most of the world’s 7.4 billion denizens know this already, having watched their savings, currencies, standards of living, and political and/or social stability decline substantially since the 2008 financial crisis. Which also goes for the majority of Westerners, I might add. However, Western “intervention operatives” – like the PPT, ESF, Fed, and gold Cartel – have been more successful at manipulating markets to defer such perception.
Since 1913 the Federal Reserve has dictated monetary policy in the U.S. and beginning in 1971 initiated a system to dictate monetary policy to the world. The birth of the “petrodollar” has forced countries, around the world, to use the Federal Reserve Note to purchase oil produced by the OPEC nations. This has allowed the U.S. economy to sustain an unsustainable lifestyle based on debt. This system is coming to an end. The world is awakening to the game the U.S. Treasury has been playing as they have hidden by the Federal Reserve firewall.
The trading day just ended, on what may be the penultimate week of “normalcy” for generations to come. Frankly, I have never been more scared, as the certainty of my views has never been more powerful. Which are, that nothing – not Central banks, governments, nor any “supreme manipulative power” – will be able to stop the unstoppable tsunami of political, economic, and monetary reality that has already engulfed large swaths of the “emerging” world; and currently, is heading for the “developed” world full bore, like a runaway train down an icy mountain, loaded with nuclear explosives.
COT Silver Report - September 23, 2016
Gold and silver had begun to rally ahead of the interest rate announcements, and following the Fed’s on Wednesday night, gold jumped 2%, and silver by 4%. Silver in particular has had a good week, with the dollar price rising from a low of $18.78 to a high yesterday (Thursday) of $20.07, up nearly 7%. This morning it had eased to $19.80 in early European trade. Gold rose from a Monday low of $1309.5 to a high of $1343.7 yesterday, a rise of 2.6%.
Once enough people collectively express the truth, perception changes in an instant and down goes the institutions. It is undeniable that most people on an individual can see it, and even admit the insurmountable problems. But as a group it’s a completely different story. And yet, slowly but surely, consciousness expands. The BLS recognizes food inflation today, and the CME is shut down tomorrow. Sadly, from an investment standpoint, gains or safety will only be realized in retrospect.
The current season is ideal for silver and gold rallies, and this increases the likelihood that the above patterns will resolve soon. Furthermore, we are also in stock market crash season, which could be the greatest driver for the coming silver rally, since significant nominal peaks in the price of silver tend to come after significant nominal peaks in the Dow (I have written about this extensively).
I tend to regard any rally stirred up by Yellenblather with skepticism, and that was my initial reaction to the moderate rally in gold and silver futures on Wednesday. On examining their respective intraday charts at the end of the day, however, I found persuasive evidence that there is more to come — and not necessarily just a little bit of upside either. Comex Silver, for one, looks bound most immediately for a 20.350 target that lies about 40 cents above today’s settlement price. And if the futures blow past that number with ease, I’d infer that bulls have a shot at 22.460, or even 23.745 before the intermediate-term bullish cycle begun early in June is spent.
Am I allowed to start with Deutsche Bank? Or do I have to defer to the Bank of Japan’s Keystone Kops; who once again laid a giant goose egg? Who, beyond a shadow of a doubt, proved they have not a clue what they are doing – in dramatically accelerating the pace at which the “Land of the Setting Sun” plunges to “second world” status, en route to becoming the first “Western Power” to experience 21st Century hyperinflation.
It’s the penultimate day before the Fed and Bank of Japan destroy what’s left of their “credibility” – and my god, it’s an utter horror show of economic implosion, monetary lunacy, political and corporate corruption, market and data manipulation, and military and diplomatic provocation out there. Typically, I “calm” myself in such situations by realizing it could be worse – by considering “worst-case scenarios,” then appreciating that we’re not there…yet.