Sunday, August 5, 2018

Bullion Banks Set To Torch Hedge Funds In The Gold Market

"Bullion banks covered a large number of gold and silver shorts, but this was the real shocker!
Bullion Banks Set To Crush Hedge Fund Gold Shorts
August 3 (King World News) – Commercials have been covering even more short positions in the gold market as they prepare to pick the pockets of hedge fund shorts. 
(see chart below)..."
at https://kingworldnews.com/bullion-banks-set-to-torch-hege-funds-in-the-gold-market/

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Rob Arnott, Whose Company Helps To Oversee $200 Billion, Warns About Crisis And Serious Inflation

"Today Rob Arnott, whose company Research Affiliates helps to oversee $200 billion, warned about crisis and serious inflation.
Crisis And Serious Inflation
July 27 (
King World News
) – Here is a small portion of a very powerful interview with Rob Arnott, the man who helps to oversee more than $200 billion.
Eric King:  “Rob, there’s a timeframe for the implementation of QT (Quantitative Tightening), and so you see this stimulus from the European Central Bank, as an example, being cut as they move further into QT..."
at https://kingworldnews.com/rob-arnott-who-helps-to-oversee-more-than-200-billion-warns-about-crisis-and-serious-inflation/

MAJOR ALERT: Bullion Banks Covered Massive Number Of Gold & Silver Shorts, But This Was The Real Shocker!

"Bullion banks covered a large number of gold and silver shorts, but this was the real shocker!
Commercials Cover Shorts But There Was A Sentiment Shocker This Week
July 27 (King World News) – Commercials have been covering even more short positions in the gold market. 
(see chart below)..."
at https://kingworldnews.com/major-alert-bullion-banks-covered-massive-number-of-gold-silver-shorts/

Sunday, July 22, 2018

MAJOR ALERT: Bullion Banks Covered Massive Number Of Gold & Silver Shorts, But Here Is The Real Shocker!

"Bullion banks covered a massive number of gold and silver shorts, but here is the real shocker!
Commercials Cover Gold Shorts But There Was A Shocker This Week
July 21 (King World News) – Commercials have been covering more short positions in the gold market. 
(see chart below)..."
at https://kingworldnews.com/bullion-banks-covered-massive-number-of-gold-silver-shorts-but-here-is-the-real-shocker/

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Will This Be The Catalyst That Sends The Silver Price Surging?

"Will this be the catalyst that sends the silver price surging?
By Bill Fleckenstein President Of Fleckenstein Capital
July 10 (
King World News
) – 
On the subject of the metals, I was talking to someone who is very knowledgeable about silver and I learned that the silver demand for both solar energy and autos had risen, and is expected to rise far more and faster than I had previously realized…"
at https://kingworldnews.com/will-this-be-the-catalyst-that-sends-the-silver-price-surging/

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Peace Activist: We Are In a Situation Where Big War Is Not Out of Discussion

at https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201807081066167074-peace-activist-war-nato/

Trump administration plotting to use MKO terrorists against Iran: Ex-MKO member

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/07/07/567388/Trump-plottingto-use-MKO-terrorists-against-Iran

“Did the U.S. “Intelligence Community” judge that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election?” No, says Amb. Jack Matlock, drawing on his unique personal experience — with Russia AND the U.S. Intelligence. No duck hunter, Matlock nonetheless shoots le gran canard of “Russian interference” quite dead.

at http://raymcgovern.com/2018/07/03/did-the-u-s-intelligence-community-judge-that-russia-interfered-in-the-2016-presidential-election-no-says-amb-jack-matlock-drawing-on-his-unique-personal-experience/

"No Gold Ever Leaves China ... They Are Hoarding It and Russia Is Buying It"

"- U.S. China trade war escalates as Russia stockpiles gold on the Keiser Report
- Trump's erratic and risky trade policies pose a risk to dollar as reserve currency
- China, Russia "getting cosier" with Silk Road and increasing economic cooperation
- China and Russia "want to do business outside of the dollar"  and "dollar will finally reach its comeuppance"

- "No gold ever leaves China ... they are hoarding it and Russia is buying it"
- Makes sense to be "accumulating lots of gold"

In this final episode of the Keiser Report from Paris, France, Max and Stacy discuss if a genuine trade war has erupted between China and the U.S. and look at nations, including Russia, stockpiling gold and also cover our recent market update (June 21): Russia Buys 600,000 oz Of Gold In May After Dumping Half Of US Treasuries In April..."

at https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-06/no-gold-ever-leaves-china-they-are-hoarding-it-and-russia-buying-it

Qatar, Russia discuss S-400 sale despite Saudi threat

"Qaar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says he has discussed purchasing Russia’s state-of-the-art S-400 missile defense system with President Vladimir Putin.
“There is no agreement. It’s true that we discussed it, we talked about it,” Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said at a press conference in Paris on Friday after talks with French President Emmanuel Macron..."

at https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/07/07/567304/Qatar-Russia-S400-Saudi-Arabia-King-Salman-threat

Cloud Theft: Top Iranian General Accuses Israel Of "Stealing Its Rain"

"Earlier this week, the Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization blamed Iran’s drought on “cloud and snow theft,” allegedly engineered by Israel.
In a series of comments at the Third National Conference on Non-Proactive Defense in Agriculture on civil defense tactics in agriculture, held in Tehran on Monday, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali condemned Israel for its severe drought, insisting that the country has fallen victim to the ‘Jewish State stealing its rain.’..."

at https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-06/cloud-theft-top-iranian-general-accuses-israel-stealing-its-rain

Russell Napier: "Trade War Is The Beginning Of A New Global Monetary System"

"Submitted by Russell Napier of ERIC
A Country Matures, An Exchange Rate Declines
After two weeks on the road visiting clients your analyst returns with a better view of the consensus outlook. There is, though, much in the consensus to disagree with. In particular it seems peculiar that the consensus believes the democratically elected government of Italy, with policies entirely contrary to EU membership, will be put through the bureaucratic meat grinder in Rome and Brussels and turned into EU sausage, in a similar process that minced the political representatives of Greece.
While this might well be the case, it is hard to understand that the grinding destruction of this democracy, even if it is only moderate compared to the Greek experience, can be anything but bad for growth and asset prices in the EU. Disciplining these politicians to abandon their manifesto promises and follow the ways of the EU is highly unlikely to be a painless experience, either for Italy or the rest of the EU. Nonetheless, investors are content to believe that a painless disciplining of Italy’s elected representatives is all but inevitable. We shall see.
Perhaps the most prevailing consensus view is that the recent weakness of the RMB represents a Chinese counter-punch in the trade war with the US. Coming when it does, it is easy to see the accelerated decline of the RMB as a tactical and not a strategic move. Comments by the PBOC on July 3rd have probably reassured many investors that the managed exchange rate regime is not at risk and that the RMB will continue to be managed against a basket of currencies. Your analyst does not agree.
Readers of the Q2 2018 report (When Monetary Systems Fail - A Guide For The Cautious) will know why the decline of the RMB exchange rate is part of a larger change in the global monetary system. It is a change that is initially deflationary and accompanied by a likely credit crisis. Of course, such a breakdown has been close three times post-GFC with first the European debt crisis (2011-2012), the taper tantrum (2013) and in the commodity price collapse that ended with the so-called Shanghai Accord in Q1 2016. So it is not surprising that market participants believe that, once again, central bankers stand ready to stick their fingers in the dike that holds back the market forces of deflation associated with the end of the current global monetary system. The recent movements in the RMB show that Jay Powell’s refusal to join the shoring-up party has prompted a fundamental shift in Chinese monetary policy..."
at https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-06/russell-napier-trade-war-beginning-new-global-monetary-system

Raytheon Is Developing A 100kW Tactical Laser For The US Army

"Raytheon is developing a mobile 100 kW laser weapon system under the U.S. Army’s $10 million High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstration (HEL TVD) program contract. With the Pentagon flush with cash from the Trump administration, laser weapon systems have been a significant focus regarding research and development before the next round of global hybrid conflicts..."

at https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-05/raytheon-developing-100kw-tactical-laser-us-army

US Army Discovers New Explosive Material - "More Powerful Than TNT"

"After more than a 100 years of dominance, new research from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Army Research Laboratory have discovered a new, more powerful compound, Bis-oxadiazole (C6H4N6O8), which could render TNT obsolete..."

at https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-06/us-army-discovers-new-explosive-material-more-powerful-tnt 

Leaked Chinese Memo Warns Of "Thucydides Trap" With US, "War Is Unavoidable"

"According to the leaked documents, China's rapid military expansion will allow them to “more effectively create a situation, manage a crisis, contain a conflict, win a war, defend the expansion of our country’s strategic interests in an all-round fashion and realize the goals set by the party and Chairman Xi”.
The Japan Times reports that the authors of the documents argue that "strong military might is important for a country to grow from being big to being strong," and that the US, Russia and Japan are examples of this, and would avoid the "Thucydides Trap" - a deadly competition between superpowers first identified by anicient Greek historian Thucydides who explained: "It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable."
China believes that Military reforms, therefore, are a significant "turning point" for any given emerging country to "overtake a slower vehicle on a curve," says the document - referring to the United States is in decline.
Citing the examples of the collapse of the Soviet Union and political unrest in some East European countries, one chapter said that it is important to control the military in a bid to ensure the Chinese Communist Party’s long-term ruling status.
History proves that as long as the party keeps a tight grip on the military, it can withstand rigorous challenges both at home and abroad, it said.
It also criticized the “antagonistic blocs of the Western world” for plotting to instigate separatists in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong to pursue independence as well as Falun Gong practitioners to stage protests and individuals to carry out terrorist attacks. -Japan Times
China has built up a significant presence in the disputed South China Sea - installing air bases, radar systems and other defense capabilities. Meanwhile, Beijing is supposedly testing advanced features on its military craft - outfitting aircrafts, destroyers, tanks and submarines with stealth technology..."

at https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-06/leaked-chinese-memo-warns-thucydides-trap-us-war-unavoidable

Two US Destroyers Sail Into Taiwan Strait For First Time Since 2007

"While most are keeping track of the tariffs the US imposes on China, or how Beijing retaliates as part of the now official trade war that started at midnight on Friday, July 6, a just as significant, if less overt diplomatic feud is being waged in parallel.
Here, some speculate that today's news of North Korea's response to the ongoing discussions with the US, in which an envoy said that North Korea's "resolve for denuclearization may falter", is a direct consequence of China - which was the puppetmaster behind and greenlighted the Trump-Kim summit - urging Kim to fade Pyongyang's eagerness to engage Trump as "punishment" for Washington's belligerent attitude toward China. Alternatively, one can argue that China is merely responding to the latest diplomatic escalation by the US, which reportedly is preparing to deploy marines to the US embassy in Taiwan for the first time in effect legitimizing the US negation of a "One China Policy", a step which would further inflame tensions between DC and Beijing.
Now, in yet another diplomatic tit-for-tat which could be Trump's latest attempt to further provoke and antagonize Beijing, two US warships entered the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, the Taiwanese government said. A strategically-timed event, this was the first time US navy ships entered Taiwan Strait since November 2007..."
at https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-07/two-us-destroyers-sail-taiwan-strait-first-time-2007

Experts Warn Of Chaos For The U.S. Economy As China Declares That “The Biggest Trade War In Economic History” Has Begun

"Nothing is going to be the same after this.  On Friday, the United States hit China with 34 billion dollars in tariffs, and China immediately responded with similar tariffs.  If it stopped there, this trade war between the United States and China would not be catastrophic for the global economy.  But it isn’t going to stop there.  Donald Trump is already talking about hitting China with an additional 500 billion dollars in tariffs, which would essentially cover pretty much everything that China exports to the U.S. in a typical year.  The Chinese have accused Trump of starting “the biggest trade war ineconomic history”, and they are pledging to fight for as long as it takes..."

at http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/experts-warn-of-chaos-for-the-u-s-economy-as-china-declares-that-the-biggest-trade-war-in-economic-history-has-begun

After Another Wild Trading Week, Look At What Is Happening In The Gold Market

"After another wild trading week, look at what is happening in the gold market.
Adding To Gold ExposureJuly 7 (King World News) – Here is a gold update from Jason Goepfert at SentimenTrader:  Gold has seen a historic leak over the past two weeks, which has tended to precede short- term rallies, and its Optimism Index is declining fast, to a level that preceded its last two bottoms…."
at https://kingworldnews.com/after-another-wild-trading-week-look-at-what-is-happening-in-the-gold-market/

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Argentina Blew A Billion Dollars To Rescue The Peso On Friday... And Failed

"Even Eva Peron would be crying...
The last 24 hours have not been great for Argentina.
First - despite endless jawboning about The IMF bailout and how it will secure the nation's future and enable reforms, the currency collapsed to a new record low on Friday..."
at https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-30/argentina-blew-billion-dollars-rescue-peso-friday-and-failed-and-now-theyre-out

"It's Real, It's Coming, It's A Matter Of Time" - US General Warns Of Hypersonic Attack

"Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), said he has the full support of Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin to advance the development of space-based sensors that would defend the nation from hypersonic attacks by America’s adversaries.
The Pentagon believes funding will be in place next year to begin the constellation of missile-surveillance satellites amid new warnings of hypersonic weapons being tested and deployed Russia and China.
“The hypersonic threat is real, it is not imagination,” Lt. Gen. Greaves explained Tuesday at the Capitol Hill Club, emphasizing that defending against hypersonic missile attacks has become a top priority for the agency. But he forewarned the audience at the elitist, members-only club in Washington, D.C., that the Pentagon has a poor track record developing satellite constellations and should not deploy new systems unless a considerable amount of testing has been completed..."
at https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-28/its-real-its-coming-its-matter-time-us-general-warns-hypersonic-attack