Sat, Nov 3, 2012 - 11:24am

Well, you can either give up or carry on with renewed determination. I choose the latter.

These are the times that try men's souls...

Let's see, what do we know for certain?

  • Quantitative Easing is now a permanent fixture of the financial markets for, without it, the U.S. bond market would collapse and interest rates would reset multiples higher.
  • The U.S. federal deficit will continue to be greater than $1T/year, regardless of the outcome of the election.
  • Later this month and into December, a "lame duck" session of Congress must come to terms with the looming fiscal cliff and well as an imminent breach of the debt ceiling.
  • Further downgrades of the credit rating of the U.S. are likely.
  • The European Union, already tattered at the edges, remains on the brink of crisis and dissolution.
  • Dollar creditor nations, led by China, are rapidly accumulating gold and silver as they exchange their devaluing fiat reserves for hard assets.
  • Dollar hegemony and reserve currency status will, one day in not-too-distant future, come to an end.

I could continue but I think you get the idea. Regardless of the paper machinations of the Comex, physical precious metal remains your best defense against the tumultuous times ahead.

The summer soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of Turdville...

I think you know where I stand but where do you stand? Will you now become bitter? Will you be easily swayed by the uninformed and the disinformation agents? Do you have the courage of your convictions to not only find your way but guide others through the darkness?

Yesterday was tough and, worse, unexpected. But don't think for a minute that it was a selloff directed specifically at the precious metals. Look at the Dow and crude:

Look at the grains:

In fact, about the only things catching a bid yesterday were bonds and the dollar:

So understand that there may be more going on here than you think. The situation in Europe is tenuous, at best, and things on the ground in the U.S. aren't much better. For now, the precious metal "baby" is being thrown out with the proverbial "bath water". You should seize this opportunity to add to your stack.

  • With all of the selling in gold and silver yesterday, just whom do you think was taking the other side of that trade? Let give you a wasn't the specs.
  • Backwardation, as measured by the difference between the futures "offer" and the spot "bid", has reached a level of such extreme that it makes further significant declines highly unlikely.
  • Our friend, Andrew, reports that demand in London yesterday remained "exceptional" and "unprecedented". Though the effects of this physical demand can often by muted on an intraday basis, it nonetheless precludes the bullion banks from exacerbating the moves to the downside.

But he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman...

I personally promised you a "hot, explosive and historic" summer. It, obviously, did not come to pass and, so far, it has not materialized this autumn. Do not be dismayed. I personally know of several extraordinarily brave and courageous people who are actively working to bring about an end to the blatant manipulation of precious metal price by the Bullion Bank Cartel. With firm reliance upon the protection of Divine providence, I am extremely confident that they will be successful. When they are, not only will the manipulation end but, perhaps, the plundering of Western reserves will slow, as well.

Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph...

So, again, I implore you: Do not lose faith and do not suffer from doubt. The end of The Great Keynesian Experiment is indeed upon us and you must continue to prepare accordingly. Do not be swayed by the day-to-day trading of the Comex nor the incessant noise and disinformation supplied by the financial media. Think for yourself. Study the past and the present, then consider the future. Trust your instincts. Believe in yourself and your ability to lead and inspire. Your family needs you. Your friends need you and Turdville needs you. The future demands leadership at every level and we all have a role to play. I will continue to do my part. Will you?


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Nov 3, 2012 - 12:20pm

Hey, Turd!

I've been lurking at the Watchtower and here at your new site for a long time after I found you on ZH. Don't forget:

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Indulge me with a Captain Obvious moment: They are dumping the price with the full consent of our elected leaders. Whose to say that the leaders themselves aren't giving them some assistance?

Keep up the Faith. Right will overcome Might in the end.

Nov 3, 2012 - 12:24pm

easy voting results instructions

if romney wins stack

if obama wins stack

edit: was just trying for the top 10.

ps does turd's comment count?????

Nov 3, 2012 - 12:24pm

@Turd Everything Old is New Again

"Yesterday was tough and, worse, unexpected."

Well for those of us that have been around for a long time the BLSBS beat down was SOP for so many months that it was weird when it didn't happen for a few.

Don't lose faith Turd. You are a source of hope and stability in a crazy world. Some day the EE suppression schemes will fail (some of us have been waiting for years already) and we will have some true price discovery in the PM market. The true value of the PM will amaze even the most bullish of the stackers. Until then patience is a virtue.


Nov 3, 2012 - 12:26pm

Was Fridays slam in just about everything a vote?

A Vote of no confidence in Obummer? It seems to me letting the stock market go into the trash just before the elections said volumes.

At any rate, I think things will turn around right after the elections. The fire sale going on in the metals will be eaten up very quickly.

El Gordo
Nov 3, 2012 - 12:29pm


I would add to that:

If it's undecided or a tie, stack. If there is litigation, stack. If New York decides to extend the election, stack. If martial law is declared, stack. You get the idea.

Nov 3, 2012 - 12:30pm

Nice post...

Thanks for helping to keep our flagging spirits up Turd. Your efforts are appreciated tremendously and help to make days like Friday more bearable.

For my part what would be nice to see is some sort of sign in the price action of silver that the cartel's ability to do dumps like yesterday is not without end. Some clue that their strength is flagging. We all know the fundamentals are against them, but the fundamentals have been against them for years and we've still been their punching bag since May 2011. We all hear that there is strong physical demand...but we can't SEE that for ourselves. We can't chart it, we can't contextualize it, we don't know the exact volumes or the changes over time. Our only evidence is hearsay. I had thought that with the advent of QE3 that we would never see prices this low again. I am amazed and somewhat despairing that their ability to smash the price remains as strong as ever.

TomMackEl Gordo
Nov 3, 2012 - 12:35pm

El Gordo

x2 i get it.... they want sheeple in the yard. no free range nothing pay for our keep and we be sheep

Nov 3, 2012 - 12:51pm


Just bought 20 phillys on the dip, now..if I can only get over buying only 2 rolls of dimes at 16.20 an ounce years ago..jeez

Nov 3, 2012 - 12:57pm

Thanks for the update Turd..

If it has something to do with the CFTC finally taking action it maybe makes sense that it would take place after the election.

Two Gun Tobin
Nov 3, 2012 - 12:58pm

Local Coin Store

Morning Fellow Stackers, Yesterday I went to my LCS and bought some 10oz bars for $1.50 over spot! What a deal! I'll keep an eye out for other times to BTFD.

Mr. Trud, you just keep doing what you are doing, and I feel positive that all your hard work will be rewarded. See you all in the gold fields!

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