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This Week With Batchelor and Cohen


After taking last week off, John and Steve returned last evening with an interesting history lesson of Cold War espionage mixed in with a discussion of current events.

TFMR Podcast - Tuesday, October 16


After another magical rally in the Bank-controlled "stock market", perhaps we should feel grateful that the Comex metals finished largely unchanged on the day.

Clawing Higher


It has been a terrific, 5-day stretch for Comex gold and now prices are climbing even higher today as some of the bond market selling eases and the POSX falls back below 95.

TFMR Podcast - Monday, October 15


Comex gold and silver finished the day solidly higher while the US "stock market" went out in its lows. It sure looks like another week where no one should quit smoking, drinking or sniffing glue.

October Surprises


The week begins with a falling POSX and rising Comex precious metals. Will it end that way, too?

TFMR Podcast - Friday, October 12


The week ends with some of the most obvious and overt manipulation of the "stock market" that we've seen in some time. Regardless, none of this lessens the value of the breakout in Comex gold that was sustained into today's close.

Back Up


The "stock market" has bounced higher today but, in a variation of an old TFMR adage, it's not how the S&P begins today that matters. It's how the S&P ends today and this week that will be important.

Thursday Conversation - Chris Powell


Chris Powell of GATA joins us for a an interesting and enlightening Thursday conversation.

Another Stab At The 50-Day


Comex Digital Gold is making another attempt at a first close north of its 50-day moving average since April 23. A rallying CNY, lower interest rates, a low CPI and a carryover safe haven bid from yesterday are all prompting today's move.

TFMR Podcast - Wednesday, October 10


For once, the stockroaches got a chance to experience what we sound money advocates have grown to tolerate on a regular basis...a total ass-kicking. And now, with the calendar plainly showing that the month is October, things are set up for a VERY interesting overnight and into tomorrow.

Rain and Pain


Late yesterday, President Trump stated that The Fed was moving too fast on hiking the fed funds rate. Now today, the PPI comes in slightly softer than expectations. What an interesting set of circumstances for Chief Goon Powell.

TFMR Podcast - Tuesday, October 9


With the yuan-gold peg beginning to dominate the discussion, today we make another attempt to explain the "how" component of the question.

More Catching On


The CNY-GC peg is now becoming so obvious that more and more folks are catching on. Unfortunately, this does little to stop or reverse the downward momentum.

TFMR Podcast - Monday, October 8


There are two bright sides on a day like today. One, we can now definitively state that someone/something has pegged dollar-gold to the dollar-yuan. And two, the shares actually rebounded and the HUI closed green on the day despite the yuan-related smashing of the Comex digital metals.

Dreary Monday


The Chinese return and the PBOC immediately weakened the CNY overnight. With Comex gold down as much as $17 earlier, I guess we have our answer regarding which way the "peg" would respond today.

TFMR Podcast - Friday, October 5


It will be a very interesting Monday and Tuesday as Comex gold finished the Chinese Golden Week with a 1% gain. Has price decoupled for the yuan? We'll know soon enough.

Your Latest "In Gold We Trust" Chartbook


Our pal Ronni Stoeferle and his friends at Incrementum AG have just released the latest chartbook update in their "In Gold We Trust" series. Over the weekend, be sure to spend some time looking over this very valuable information.

A Non-Event BLSBS


Back in the day, BLSBS Friday meant volatility and craziness. In 2018 and with Comex gold now closely tied to the CNY, it seems the BLSBS hardly even matters.

Thursday Conversation - Alasdair Macleod


We kick off our new weekly series with an old friend, Alasdair Macleod of GoldMoney. Be sure to give this a listen.

More Questions Than Answers


Even though there are mentions of a blowout BLSBS number tomorrow...and even though interest rates continue to rise...Comex gold and silver are bouncing back today and once again positioning themselves directly below their respective 50-day MAs as we move toward the end of the week.

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Key Economic Events week of 6/11:
6/12 Trump-Kim summit
6/12 8:30 ET CPI
6/13 8:30 ET PPI
6/13 2:00 ET June Fedlines
6/13 2:30 ET CGP presser
6/14 8:00 ET Count Draghi presser
6/14 8:30 ET Retail Sales
6/14 10:00 ET Busi.Inv.
6/15 9:15 ET Ind. Prod

Key Economic Events week of 6/4:
6/4 10:00 ET Factory Orders
6/5 9:45 ET PMI Svcs
6/5 10:00 ET ISM Svcs
6/6 8:30 ET Intl Trade and Productivity
6/8 10:00 ET Wholesale Trade

Key Economic Events week of 5/28:
5/30 8:30 ET Q2 GDP 2nd guess
5/31 8:30 ET Personal Income
5/31 9:45 ET Chicago PMI
5/31 10:00 ET Pending Home Sales
6/1 8:30 ET BLSBS
6/1 9:45 ET PMI Manu Index
6/1 10:00 ET ISM Manu Index
6/1 10:00 ET Const Spend

Key Economic Events week of 5/21:
5/22 10:00 ET Richmond Fed
5/23 9:45 ET PMI Composite
5/23 10:00 ET New Home Sales
5/23 2:00 ET May FOMC minutes
5/24 10:00 ET Existing Home Sales
5/25 8:30 ET Durable Goods
5/25 9:20 ET Chief Goon Powell speech

Key Economic Events week of 5/14:
5/15 8:30 ET Retail Sales and Empire State Fed
5/15 10:00 ET Business Inv.
5/16 8:30 ET Housing Starts
5/16 9:15 ET Industrial Production
5/17 8:30 ET Philly Fed

Key Economic Events week of 5/7:
5/9 8:30 ET PPI
5/9 10:00 ET Wholesale Trade
5/10 8:30 ET CPI
5/11 8:30 ET Import/Export Prices

Key Economic Events week of 4/30:
4/30 9:45 ET Chicago PMI
4/30 10:00 ET Pend Home Sales
5/1 9:45 ET PMI and ISM Mau Idx.
5/1 10:00 ET Const. Spending
5/2 2:00 ET FOMC fedlines
5/3 9:45 ET PMI/ISM Svcs.
5/3 10:00 ET Factory Orders
5/4 8:30 ET BLSBS

Key Economic Events week of 4/16:
4/16 8:30 ET Retail Sales, One Fed Goon speech
4/16 10:00 ET Business Invt.
4/17 9:15 ET Industrial Prod., Four Goon speeches
4/18 Two Goon speeches
4/19 8:30 ET Philly Fed, One Goon speech
4/20 Two Goon speeches

Key Economic Events week of 4/9:
4/10 8:30 ET PPI
4/10 10:00 ET Wholesale Trade
4/11 8:30 ET CPI
4/11 2:00 ET March FOMC minutes
4/12 8:30 ET Imp/Exp Prices
4/13 Fed Goon Speeches...Rosengren 7:30 ET, Bullard 9:00 ET, Kaplan 1:00 ET

Key Economic Events week of 4/2:
4/2 9:45 ET PMI Mfg Idx
4/2 10:00 ET ISM Mfg Idx and Construction Spending
4/4 9:45 ET PMI Svcs Idx
4/4 10:00 ET ISM Svcs Idx and Factory Orders
4/5 8:30 ET Intl Trade
4/6 8:30 ET BLSBS

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