Monday, September 26, 2022

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts For the Week Ending 21 July – No Fear

from Jesse’s Café Américain:
“He who sows good seed is the Son of Man,
the field is the world, the good seed the children of the kingdom.
The weeds are the children of the evil one,
and the enemy who sows them is the devil.

The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
Just as weeds are collected and burned up with fire,
so will it be at the end of the age.
The Son of Man will send his angels,
and they will collect out of his kingdom
all who cause others to sin and all evildoers.

They will throw them into the furnace,
where there will be crying and grinding of teeth.
Then the righteous will shine like the sun
in the kingdom of their Father.
Whoever has ears let them hear.”

Matthew 13:30-43

“No place so sacred from such fops is barred,
Nor is Paul’s church more safe than Paul’s churchyard:
Nay, fly to altars; there they’ll talk you dead:
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”

The Elites Are Privately Warning About a Crash

by Jim Rickards, DailyReckoning:
Many everyday citizens assume powerful global financial elites operate behind closed doors in secret conclaves, like the scene of a Spectre board meeting in the recent James Bond film.

Actually, the opposite is true. Most of what the power elite does is hidden in plain sight in speeches, seminars, webcasts and technical papers. These are readily available from institutional websites and media channels.

It’s true that private meetings occur on the sidelines of Davos, the IMF annual meeting and G-20 summits of the kind just concluded. But the results of even those secret meetings are typically announced or leaked or can be reasonably inferred based on subsequent policy coordination.

There Is Only One Empire: Finance


by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:
Any nation-state that meets these four requirements is fully exposed to a global loss of faith in its economy, debt, balance of payments and currency.

There’s an entire sub-industry in journalism devoted to the idea that China is poised to replace the U.S. as the “global empire” / hegemon. This notion of global empire being something like a baton that gets passed from nation-state to nation-state is seriously misleading, in my view, for this reason:

There is only one global empire: finance. China and the U.S. both exist within the Empire of Finance. Virtually every mercantile nation with access to global markets lives, works and thrives/dies within the Empire of Finance. Every nation that allows capital to flow into its economy is subservient to the Empire of Finance. Every nation with capital and debt markets exposed to (or dependent on) global financial flows is just another fiefdom in the Empire of Finance.

Commercial Property Market In Dublin Is Inflated and May Burst Again


by Mark O’Byrne, Gold Core:
Dublin property investors had better hope that Brexit happens soon.

They should also hope that it’s not just a ‘hard’ Brexit, but a granite Brexit — a Brexit that’s as hard as possible. They should be betting on the buffoonery of Boris Johnson, down on both knees praying for a massive barney between Davis and Barnier.

A granite Brexit might prompt the migration of hundreds of corporate refugees from isolated London to the freewheeling safe haven of Dublin. If Brexit doesn’t drive a massive uptake in demand for prime property, we are in for a massive wobble in our inflated commercial property market.

Zoe’s Ark And The Blurred Lines Between Humanitarian Aid And Exploitation


by Elizabeth Vos, Disobedient Media:
Where is the line between humanitarian aid and exploitation? Cases like the Zoe’s Ark scandal, the Silsby scandal, and others provide a troubling picture of war torn or disaster stricken areas creating situations ripe for abuse by NGO’s and other “charitable” groups that severely lack public or governmental accountability to be able to exploit vulnerable areas without proper oversight. These cases raise the question of transparency in aid work, and suggest that issues in this area have been ongoing in different regions for some time.

Zero times anything is still ZERO!


by Bill Holter, JS Mineset,
I had to chuckle after getting caught up in the ZeroHedge click bait headline A Mystery Investor Just Made A $262 Million Bet That The Stock Market Will Crash By October. First we should look at the article itself and then analyze the stupidity prevailing even among large and supposedly “wise” money managers.

As for the article, it was penned by Michael Snyder who has done some very good work in the past as he did with the leg work for this one. The problem(s) I see are that first, the mystery investor did not make a $262 million bet. This is the maximum amount he might be able to make between now and October.

Here’s Why Gold Could Stage a Powerful Rally Soon

by Marin Katusa, Katusa Research:
***Every week, the agency that oversees the U.S. futures market (the CFTC) releases a report that shows how companies and hedge funds are positioned in the futures market.

This report is called the Commitment of Traders (or COT for short) report. Various participants with various goals come together in the futures market.

Dr. Pippa Malmgren: CryptoCurrencies – libertarian dream come true or Orwellian nightmare?


by Eric Townsend, Macro Voices:
Erik Townsend welcomes Dr. Pippa Malmgren to MacroVoices. Erik and Pippa discuss:

Update on European geopolitics
What is in store for European migration
Considerations on Turkish politics
Geopolitics associated with the cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies
Future of US dollars roll as world reserve currency
Post Donald Trump Texas economics
Understanding the PPT (Plunge Protection Team)

Violence Flares In Venezuela As Opposition Calls For New Strike

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:
Wuilly Arteaga plays his violin during an anti-government march in Venezuela. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Venezuela’s socialist government opposition called for a two-day national strike against President Nicolas Maduro after another day of violent clashes on Saturday where the injured included a violinist famous for his musical protests.

Wuilly Arteaga, the 23-year-old has become famous for playing the national anthem on his violin in front of security lines as battles rage around him, has been injured in the fight for freedom against Venezuela’s socialist regime. Paramedics attended Arteaga in the street as blood poured down his face. He later tweeted a video from the hospital with a bandaged face and clutching his violin. “Neither rubber bullets nor pellets will stop our fight,” said Arteaga. “Tomorrow I will be back in the streets.”

How to Take Your Money Out of the Bank Without Going to Jail-Most Requested Topic in History of the CSS


by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:
I recently received the following email. It represents dozens, if not hundreds like this one going back over the past several months.


I read your articles and listen to your show everyday. So does my son and he says your financial guests are almost always correct. My son works on Wall Street and is very successful. He does say that it is coming to an end soon in his opinion. Do you agree and what should I do?……My son says some of the same things that you have said and would you mind very much restating and please add anything new?
I know the economy is in grave danger. However, I have no knowledge beyond this. If you are thinking about removing your money from the bank before you lose it, there are some things that you need to know if you want to avoid going to jail.