TFMR Podcast - Saturday, January 11

Oh, man. We've got the BLSBS, the price rally, the CoT, the surging open interest and the Bank Participation Report to talk about. Get in here. We'd better get started.

Chinese Gold Demand with Koos Jansen

On Thursday, Vaulters had a chance to interact with Chinese Gold Demand expert, Koos Jansen. The information shared by Koos was so interesting and informative that I felt it needed wider distribution.

It's Not Complicated

With The Bernank Legacy Taper (BLT) behind us, the data reverts back to "normal".

Project Mayhem

These folks took a stand, stood up to be counted. At first through 'acceptable' channels, through law-abiding traditional methods. And when they realized that sanctioned forms of (controlled) opposition such as political activism, protests, letter writing, petitioning politicians, collecting signatures, organizing sit-ins were ineffective, they decided to take a calculated risk with their livelihoods, freedom and reputations, and did what needed to be done. They took no credit, they sought no limelight or recognition. For good reason, of course. Yet, ironically, because they were successful in evading detection, they perhaps lessened some of the impact of their (unquestionably courageous and ultimately effective) deed.

A2A with Koos Jansen

This week's Access2Access guest was Chinese gold demand expert, Koos Jansen. In this 40-minute webinar, Koos discusses:

  • The methodology of calculating total Chinese demand
  • How China is acquiring and importing so much of the world's gold
  • What the ultimate goals and endgame of The Chinese might be

YELP Forced to Identify Anonymous Users; Elite to Launch "World Post" Online Publication

This will be short and sweet. This morning I ran across two headlines that I felt were important to share:

1) YELP critics must be identified, court rules in online landscape altering decision

I'll write a longer article at some point about privacy and the Internet, but this ruling is bad news for individuals as well as content providers. It irks me, because most of these judges and politicians who try to write rules for the Internet are clueless about the underlying technology, and I'll bet half of them can barely handle sending out an email.

Ahead of The BLSBS

Volatility continues, as expected. Here are some charts to get you ready for tomorrow. A warning: Though I'm still hopeful, we are by no means out of the woods.

Happy New Year, and all . . .

Well first off, Happy New Year everyone!
 
After months and months of crazy busywork as a trial lawyer, the Holidays are a welcomed break from the action.  My normal posting days of Wednesday, fell exactly on Christmas and New Years, so that too was a perfectly fine excuse to take some time off and recharge.
 

TFMR Podcast - Wednesday, January 8

Sorry I'm late. Here's today's podcast.

Where is the German Gold?

Almost a year ago, the German government put in a formal request to reclaim (repatriate) a portion of their gold reserves held outside of Germany. Reports on the progress of this initiative have raised quite a few questions.

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