JUN 2, 2016
The Shadow of Truth hosted John Embry to discuss the coming chaos in geopolitics and the markets, especially in the precious metals. That podcast is posted below.
I can make the case, Dave, gold and silver may never have been cheaper than they are at the bottom in this cycle compared to the amount of money, and particularly debt, in the world. So, to me, this move we’ve had so far this year is, it’s like a rounding error. – John Embry, Shadow of Truth
It’s becoming more apparent on a daily basis that the Federal Reserve is attempting to exert complete control over the markets. The Federal Reserve operates from its NY Fed trading base in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury’s Exchange Stabilization Fund, which operates in the same building as the NY Fed. So much for the notion that the Fed operates independently of the Government.
But it’s not just the markets. It’s becoming more apparent to more people that same cadre of insider elitists who are rigging the stock market also do their best to rig the political process. This is exemplified by the fact that the SEC announced yesterday that it is investigating the accounting methods of Alibaba. This is eyebrow-raising because it’s quite obvious that Alibaba’s chief competitor, Amazon.com, has been engaging in fraudulent accounting practices for over two decades.
Oh, I forgot to mention that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post. This is the perfect political hand grenade with which to threaten the DC politicians and political appointees if they were to start probing around Bezos and his enormous business Ponzi schemes.
This insider DC establishment did its best to derail Trump’s attempt at assuming the Oval Office throne. But the fact that Trump set a record for Primary popular votes made it next to impossible for the elitists to plausibly justify perverting the Republican convention nomination process with one of its lap-dogs like Romney or Rubio.
On the other hand, it looks like Hillary’s three decade crime spree is finally starting catch up to her. Something happened behind “the scenes,” because all of a sudden the State Department’s Inspector General decided that Hillary broke the law. This is the first time in Hillary’s history that any official entity has held her accountable for a list of crimes that date back to her days as an attorney and the State of Arkansas’ “First Lady” (I use the term “Lady” very loosely). Even MSNBC was on her case today. Some group of unidentified insiders who operate at a level above Hillary have decided she’s not the one to be their Oval Office pawn.
Meanwhile, the precious metals sector has sprung back to life after a 5-year period of an unabated manipulated price-thrashing of gold and silver. Despite Goldman Sach’s incessant plea for $800 gold, the yellow dog ran from $1050 in mid-December to just over $1300 by the end of April. A 24% rise in 4 1/2 months. In the same period of time, silver ran up nearly 31%. The mining stocks, per the HUI index, ran up just over 130% since January 19. If the general stock market or any of the fast-moving sectors made moves like this, the meat with mouths on CNBC etc would be doing naked cartwheels on air every morning.
Dave Kranzler (Investment Research Dynamics) and I hosted John Embry for a lively discussion of what is happening, why it’s happening and what might happen: