September 10, 2012 9:27:19 AM MDT

North American depression hits movie theaters

One of the advantages of being a Big Picture guy is that when you survey the world from this more-distant perspective it becomes very clear (and simple) when it comes to identifying major trends. Further aiding this process are distinct patterns in human behavior, which tell us what we should expect...

Posted in News By Jeff Nielson

September 7, 2012 1:31:52 PM MDT

This Week in Precious Metals – September 7th

The first week of September was a very good week for precious metals investors, and all indications are that we are looking at more of the same in the weeks ahead.

The pattern in metals prices this week was very similar to last week. We saw caution in the early part of the week, as prudent Bulls took...

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September 5, 2012 10:25:56 AM MDT

U.S. “Nothing Like Europe” Claims Bloomberg

Regular readers will note that when I parrot the propaganda distributed by the mainstream media that Bloomberg is my most frequent example. I find Bloomberg’s content to be especially illustrative since (to me at least) they seem to be the most transparent, and “on message” with the content of their...

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September 4, 2012 11:40:43 AM MDT

The Truth About Competitive Devaluation

It is common knowledge that the U.S. dollar has lost approximately 98% of its value since 1913. That was the year that a private bank called the “Federal Reserve” was given a monopoly to print all U.S. currency; and in exchange for that colossal privilege it was given a statutory mandate to protect ...

Posted in Analysis By Jeff Nielson

September 3, 2012 11:40:57 AM MDT

First Drought, Now Fungus Threatens U.S. Corn Crop

There was a very disturbing report from Bloomberg that the same “drought” which has led to a severe plunge in U.S. corn production is now (supposedly) leading to a high risk of a fungus-based toxin contaminating much of this corn. However, this is not the disturbing part.

What made this so disturbing...

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August 31, 2012 1:38:51 PM MDT

This Week in Precious Metals – August 31st

It’s going to be a somewhat abbreviated edition of This Week in Precious Metals, for the simple reason that I ‘stole most of my own thunder’ with what I published earlier today in my formal commentary.

With price-action finally being “big news” again in the sector, readers can get a blow-by-blow acco...

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August 31, 2012 12:13:42 PM MDT

Bernanke Fails To Move Gold Market Lower

Following the solid gains in the price of gold last week and the much more explosive rise in the price of silver, all expectations (even among normally bearish commentators) were that bullion prices would continue rising this week. That all changed Monday morning, however.

At that point the Corporate...

Posted in Analysis By Jeff Nielson

August 29, 2012 11:29:10 AM MDT

Kurdistan gold imports “rise sharply”

While I often write about the massive gold-buying currently taking place among many of the world’s central banks, what sometimes is omitted is mention of the surge in individual gold (and silver) buying in various parts of the world.

Today, the name in the news is Kurdistan. Prior to that, we have be...

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August 29, 2012 9:18:35 AM MDT

U.S. revises Q2 GDP higher

Understand that the entire reason why the talking-heads at the U.S. Federal Reserve have been talking (more and more) about more and more money-printing is that for nearly six months now we have seen a steady of stream of deteriorating numbers out of the U.S. economy – with most of the bad news bein...

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August 28, 2012 12:06:36 PM MDT

China Stimulus Highlights Western Collapse

Yet again we see a Tale of Two Economies. One economy has a (real) plan. One economy has (real) growth. One economy acts proactively to address its problems.

Then there is the Other economy. It’s only “plan” is to lie about how bad things really are. Instead of economic growth, it has substituted muc...

Posted in Analysis By Jeff Nielson