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TOP NEWS Thank You, Mr. Market: Right Now, the Cheapest Silver, Relative to Gold, in 25 Years

Thank You, Mr. Market: Right Now, the Cheapest Silver, Relative to Gold, in 25 Years For whatever reason, every time gold has been worth more than 80x silver, it has marked a great historical buy opportunity for silver. It has meant silver has been cheap. And right now, the gold/silver ratio is telling us that silver is available at a deeper discount, at a cheaper price vs. gold, than it has been since 1993.

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Nov 13, 2018 - 01:03:11 PST
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Unsolicited Questions From Real People: The Jeff Clark Mailbag: Volume 2

Today brings us Volume 2 of The Jeff Clark Mailbag, an ongoing series that will feature some of the most frequently asked and interesting inquiries Jeff has received, along with his answers.

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Nov 14, 2018 - 12:24:12 PST

Wells Fargo: Saying We'd Tell the Truth Was so Absurd We Can't Be Sued for Lying About It

The most Wells-Fargo thing ever: The bank now says shareholders shouldn't be able to sue them for hiding countless material events and deceptions, while saying they wouldn't do those exact things, because the idea of Wells Fargo saying they'd be honest, and then not lying, was so crazy nobody could have been so stupid as to believe the claim.

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Nov 14, 2018 - 11:17:40 PST

How Goldman's Culture of Ignoring Compliance Created the Biggest Financial Con in History

"Leissner told the court there was a 'culture' at Goldman Sachs of bypassing internal compliance. That’s backed up by US prosecutors, who say Goldman’s business culture in the region was 'highly focused on consummating deals, at times prioritising this goal ahead of the proper operation of its compliance functions."

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Nov 14, 2018 - 11:08:35 PST

Northman Trader: "It’s Coming"

"The economy comes out of a recession, things recover (these days with the help of central banks) and the cycle ultimately morphs into unrealistic positive expectations. But then something happens at the end of each cycle..."

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Nov 14, 2018 - 10:49:46 PST

US Global Investors: "How Government Policies Affect Gold’s Fear Trade"

A six-page .pdf special report. "As the Federal Reserve continues to hike interest rates, the bear case for gold seems to be gaining strength. However, this assessment could be premature, causing investors to potentially lose out on a lucrative position in gold."

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Nov 14, 2018 - 10:19:53 PST

New Government Report to Address Postal Service's "Unsustainable Financial Path"

Leave it to an administration that is increasing the federal debt by over $1T per year, at a rate faster than any other in history, to fret about the post office's $3.9B annual loss. In other news, Pot to Write In-Depth Report Describing Blackness of Kettle.

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Nov 14, 2018 - 09:34:21 PST

US Mortgage Applications Down 3.2% in One Week

"Potential homebuyers pulled back last week, worried about rising interest rates and about what was behind big daily drops in the U.S. stock market; volume was 22 percent lower compared with the same week one year ago."

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Nov 14, 2018 - 09:03:16 PST

The Extraordinary Current Peril of 'Buy and Hold' in a Post-QE World

"Buy, hold and hope’ at high valuations has always been a dangerous financial strategy; but given the extraordinary monetary experiments and debt-fuelled speculating of the past decade, it has never been more dangerous than today."

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Nov 14, 2018 - 07:52:57 PST

"2019 Could Be the Year Where Gold Bulls Finally Get Their Day in the Sun"

Chris Weston, Head of Research at Pepperstone Group, sees the same air of inevitability around a significant gold price rise as we do. "Risk aversion will take hold, with a rampant flattening of the U.S. yield curve and a [dollar] flight will be in play. This is when gold works."

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Nov 14, 2018 - 06:15:26 PST

Gundlach: Rate Raises + Increased Federal Debt = US Economic "Suicide Mission"

“It’s very strange that we have a rising deficit so late in an economic expansion and what’s supposedly a good economy, and we saw earlier GDP is nominal at 5.5% year-over-year, and real is 3.0% so for the last year it has been a good economy,” Gundlach said. “It’s very bad that the deficit is rising.”

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Nov 14, 2018 - 06:07:20 PST

What "The Fed Wants to Loosen Regulations Even More for Community Banks" Really Means

"Please lend more money to more people who are almost certain not to be able to pay it back because that will help us kick this godforsaken-nightmare-economic-day-of-reckoning can down the road for at least a few more days."

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Nov 14, 2018 - 06:02:36 PST

Wells Fargo: Buy Gold Now, Make $100/oz Within 12 Months

"John LaForge predicts $1,300 an ounce within the next 12 months, an 8 percent gain from current levels."

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Nov 14, 2018 - 05:48:16 PST

How Much More Proof Do We Need? Japan's Economy Contracts More Than Expected in Q3

In Japan, the land of the eternal stimulus package where the government has repeatedly shown it will go to any length to postpone economic reality until it is inevitably forced upon them, all the ZIRP and central bank buying in the world can't artificially force organic growth.

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Nov 14, 2018 - 05:39:18 PST

Holtz-Eakin: "Average American Is Blissfully Unaware of the Federal Debt Problem"

Presidential candidates lie to get elected. And one of the things they lie about most is what they will be able to accomplish without adding debt to the federal deficit. Which, to the average American, seems to impact things so little it might as well be 10x higher anyway.

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Nov 14, 2018 - 05:24:53 PST

German Economy, the Engine of the Eurozone, Shrinks for the First Time in 3 Years

"In what was its worst GDP print in three years, Germany saw its economy contract 0.2% in Q3, putting Europe's strongest economy on the brink of a technical recession and providing the clearest sign yet that economic growth in the euro area stalled just as the ECB was preparing to end its massive bond-buying program."

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Nov 14, 2018 - 05:14:11 PST

Bloomberg: "Italy's Banks Leap Aboard a Burning Ship"

The lynchpin of the free market is that when companies make bad decisions that lead to their insolvency and inability to pay back debt, they must be allowed to fail.

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Nov 14, 2018 - 05:06:13 PST

Where Are All the Macroeconomic Benefits of the Trump Corporate Tax Cut?

"Since the tax cuts were passed, the 1,000 largest public companies have actually reduced employment, on balance. They have announced the elimination of nearly 140,000 jobs — which is almost double the 73,000 jobs they say they have created.”

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Nov 14, 2018 - 05:02:20 PST

John Bolton: US Debt Is a National Security Threat

“It is a fact that when your national debt gets to the level ours is, that it constitutes an economic threat to the society. And that kind of threat ultimately has a national security consequence for it," said John Bolton, President Trump's National Security Advisor."

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Nov 14, 2018 - 04:58:28 PST

Ray Dalio: Quarterly Filing Show His Fund Continues to Hold Huge Stakes in Gold ETFs

"Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates maintained its holdings in SPDR Gold Shares, the largest bullion-backed ETF, at 3.9 million shares, and its stake in iShares Gold Trust, the second-largest, at 11.3 million shares."

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Nov 13, 2018 - 13:15:32 PST

Gold Traders' Report - November 13, 2018

Later in the afternoon, US stocks pared some losses (S&P finished off 3 to 2733). The 10-year yield slid to 3.141%, while the DX retreated to 97.20. Gold was $1,201 bid at 4PM – unchanged.

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