from McAlvany Financial:
EUROPE SET TO UNLEASH ITS OWN VERSION OF SWIFT WHICH WILL BE A HUGE DAGGER INTO THE HEART OF USA HEGEMONY
by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:
GOLD RISES BY $9.80/SILVER UP 15 CENTS AND THIS IS THE FINAL OPTIONS EXPIRY DAY FOR LONDON/OTIC/CITGO MAKE FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION WHICH WILL NO DOUBT BRING IN THE RUSSIANS/FOXCONN MAY ABANDON MUCH OF ITS WISCONSIN PLANS FOR PRODUCTION IN THE USA/CHINA DUMPS A HUGE AMOUNT OF TREASURIES: 17.5 BILLION DOLLARS/ITALY FALLS INTO OFFICIAL RECESSION WITH ITS 2ND STRAIGHT QUARTER OF NEGATIVE GROWTH/MORE SWAMP STORIES FOR YOU TONIGHT
by Ronan Manly, BullionStar:
In early November 2018, it first came to light that the Bank of England in London was delaying and blocking the withdrawal of 14 tonnes of gold owned by the Venezuelan central bank, Banco Central de Venezuela (BCV). At the time, Reuters and The Times of London both reported that according to unnamed British ‘public officials’, the delays were being caused by the difficulty and cost of obtaining insurance for the gold shipment back to Venezuela, and also due to “standard measures to prevent money-laundering“.
As I explained in a BullionStar article on 15 November titled ‘Bank of England refuses to return 14 tonnes of gold to Venezuela’, the explanations given to Reuters and the Times for the withdrawal delays were completely bogus, and that the real reason for blocking the BCV gold withdrawal was undoubtedly US and UK joint government interventions to stall the withdrawal. As I wrote at the time:
On Friday gold and silver popped IN TANDEM, the Dollar dropped and mining stocks rocked. The Fed has thrown in the towel and hyperinflation cannot be stopped says Trade Genius founder Bob Kudla who joins me to discuss this and the latest insanity from the liberal lunatic Left.
by David Haggith, The Great Recession Blog:
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell placed his put in stocks while saying there is none. When he doubled down today on a more dovish approach to the economy, Powell claimed the Fed is not designing interest rates to keep the market climbing. If that is true, recession must be near:
Fed delivers a “double-barrel dovish blast”
The Fed sees recession dead ahead. You have only that choice in how to interpret this because the Fed made a major course correction in late December, which instantly saved the crashing market, and today it announced it fully intends to stay the new course while stating that had nothing to do with the market. After all,
by Egon Von Greyerz, Gold Switzerland:
Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief
This old nursery rhyme, or counting game, dating back from the late 17th century, could be seen as a prediction of things to come. Many people, from various backgrounds, could soon realise that they may become a poor man, beggar man or thief within the next 5 to 10 years as the world experiences a massive wealth destruction.
Tinker used to be someone who travelled around to mend pans and utensils. The verb Tinker also means to tamper with or manipulate. No one should be under the illusion that the powers that be in any way are tinkering or repairing the world economy. No, the tinkering that is going on tells us that we are now in the very final stages of the biggest manipulation or rigging of the world economy, markets, gold, news, politics and people etc that the world has ever experienced.
from Silver Doctors:
Watch Powell’s presser live right here at 2:30 p.m. EST, see the replay if you’re reading this at a later time, and come on in for an update regardless…
Going into today’s FOMC statement release and the Fed’s interest rate decision, the CME Group was putting the probability of a rate hike at .5%:
by Steve St. Angelo, SRSRocco Report:
As the demand for precious metals shows some life once again, sales of the U.S. Mint Silver Eagles jumped in January. Not only have Gold, and Silver Eagle sales increased, so have the precious metals prices. In the past two months, gold and silver prices have gained 7% and 11% respectively. Today, gold reached $1,320, while silver topped $16.
While January sales of Silver Eagles fell to a low last year at 3.2 million oz (Moz), down from 5.1 Moz in 2017, they picked up this month surpassing 4 Moz. According to the U.S. Mint’s most recent update, Silver Eagle sales totaled 4,017,500 versus 3,235,000 last year:
by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:
FOMC STATEMENT: PATIENCE IN RAISING RATES AND THEY WILL ANNOUNCE THE SLOWING OF RUN OFF OF THE FED BALANCE SHEET: GOLD UP 65 CENTS IN COMEX TRADING TIME TO $1310.80/SILVER UP 7 CENTS TO $15.91//BUT IN ACCESS GOLD AT 1319.00/SILVER AT $16.06/GLD RECORDS A HUGE DEPOSIT OF 8.23 TONNES OF PAPER GOLD/GOOD NUMBER OF SWAMP STORIES FOR YOU TONIGHT