The Critical Mind, Inner Scripting, & The "Game" of Trading

Sun, Aug 31, 2014 - 10:18am

As the prices of gold and silver flick up and down, moving towards the end of their first trading range I thought to myself "What should I write about today?" This is always a difficult question to answer, and I expect I begin four or five essays for each one that actually gets finished, and that's not counting the several versions of the final blog contribution!

The range of possible subjects is indeed very wide, but I have special skills in some areas and I prefer to return to these in order to know I am presenting something which is of value and maybe not all that commonplace already. I like to pick topics which are somehow related to trading, timing the markets, and the pitfalls and obstructions which pop up either expected or unexpected to bar the route of progress and encourage diversion away from the best direction.

Cycles, politics, geopolitics, TA, the behaviour of markets through recorded history, weakness within the individual which must be overcome, interpretation of recent events, or clues so as to gain insight into the plans of larger movers and shakers, and the next expected stages of the western/global fiat money system all can pass within the orbit of these weekly articles.

Hmmm .... the passage of time and fiat (paper) vouchers for actual things? Did you ever see Peter Sellars and Spike Milligan's best work on that?

YouTube - The Goon Show - What Time Is It Eccles -.Flv

Classic! And also the seeds of many great things which followed. Other great comedians stood upon the achievements of these giants to add their own achievements to the world of laughter.

So for today let's look at another original giant in his field, an often overlooked giant - what he did for us that we can use. I will in the process reintroduce that subject of Zen and the art of trading, which good traders appreciate, but newcomers just have not yet got. That's because balance always is a tough thing to describe and explain.

In our markets and trading zone, TA is usually taken to be the abbreviation for Technical Analysis which is the art or craft of charting. But outside the world of financial markets this is not the case. TA is also the abbreviation for Transactional Analysis. Transactional Analysis is a way of psychological classification of human to human interactive behaviours which can mask unseen underlying relationship states. It was developed by Eric Berne, a Canadian psychologist, nearly three decades ago.

Berne wrote many books, and his work has of course been taken further since that time, but if you are new to this, and you trade, and want to make money from trading instead of losing your money, you really need to read Berne's book "Games People Play".

There is a byline I saw which is very to the point: We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.

Now I will add this to that comment above : We think we are driving ourselves but much of the time we are playing inner games. That can be absolutely disastrous while trading.

Here are a couple of comments from the Amazon page for the book:

This book could improve your life.

This is one of the best books that I have ever read. I read it and recognized many games played by people I knew. I recognized some games I played myself, but did not like.

Games people play

Great book that has been around forever.
In a nutshell, the author suggests that ppl,have hidden agendas/ulterior motives behind all of their actions. This may come as no surprise to you, but the way the book is written makes this all extremely fascinating.

He describes many people little games and motives such as destructive games, attention-getting games, sympathy-seeking games, etc. what is nice is the book tries to give you the ability to put a handle on them; define them, name them, see the "moves" associated with them, describe the "payoffs" associated with them, and plan antitheses to them.

Very interesting and a fun read.

I don't want to make an overly big deal advertising a book written in 1967, but if you haven't read it and you trade, read it soon (and weep for faulty motivation you had while choosing and making past losing trades ). And it's a great stepping stone into something modern on the subject of inner life scripts which we regularly follow without noticing.

For today here are a few of the "games" Berne describes and fleshes out in this book:

  • IFWY: If It Weren't For You
  • WAHM: Why does this Always Happen to Me? (setting up a self-fulfilling prophecy)
  • SWYMD: See What You Made Me Do
  • UGMIT: You Got Me Into This
  • LHIT: Look How Hard I've Tried
  • AIA: Ain't it Awful
  • So if you/I have been posting, chatting, or having conversations regarding the markets and our interactions with the markets .... and if one of us introduced a topic which falls under one of the above short headings ... then you/I will benefit from looking at our "life scripts". Berne's "Games" is a great start. Wikipedia had a page on the book but it's very condensed and a poor substitute for reading it in Berne's clear and gently witty words. It does explain the separate adult, parent and child "portions" of the ego within us and driving our behaviour.

    So that's "TA" dealt with. Let's move on because there's more.

    Here is a page about hypnosis:

    Let me draw your attention in particular to the closing two paragraphs:

    These techniques, and others like them, are designed to create the trance state, which makes the unconscious mind more readily available to receive new information. Hypnotic language also involves delivering that information in a form which the unconscious mind is more likely to accept. Deliberate confusion and ambiguity, metaphors, puns, analogies, stories and so on are all ways of smuggling the message in past the conscious mind, which tends to be more critical and analytical.

    Finally, it's worth bearing in mind that politicians, advertisers and salespeople are all well aware of hypnotic language patterns. As such, a basic familiarity with those patterns can help you to defend yourself against those who don't necessarily have your best interests at heart.

    I prefer to describe the language of hypnosis for entrancement and communication of information directly to the non critical (trusting) part of the human mind as: visualization, metaphor, story, emotion-feeling-sensation, and delivered with parental demeanor while speaking to evoke inner child as listener within the "target" of the exercise. An inspection of the various hypnosis and self hypnosis products available suggests strongly that an audio effect, a slight echo, which increases vocal timbre is also required for best effect.

    And so we find that news readers and chat show hosts tend to evoke the respected grandparent , uncle or parent figure. The key adjective is "charismatic". We also find that politicians try to embody a "personal story" within their speech making. Assertions are best, a little confusion helps, and some contradiction is surprisingly a help rather than a hindrance in order to "slip inside the recipient's acceptance".

    A slight drowsiness helps a lot, like maybe when you are tired in the evening and chilling out in front of the TV. Possibly at a real meeting the biggest speaker comes on last, after attendees are tired from the earlier speakers. Tiredness on the part of the recipient/target helps. Is mood music being used on the occasion?

    Repetition by the speaker is very effective. Repetition by the subject is best.

    For visualization it is not necessary to go further than Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech (a 1 minute excerpt link) and it's far reaching effects. Visualization of a drowsy state, together with repetition until a mantra (to be repeated later internally) formed within the listeners' minds permanently altering their world view. Of course church figures also use these techniques to "communicate" with their flock and all of the above features are contained within their work too. It must be so or it would just not work.

    Link to Dr King's full speech here:

    Soooooo ..... when you decide to put on a trade, or make a life decision ...... is it your inner child deciding? Are you receiving a picture from outside which motivates the decision? Is the person who brings you the information a silver haired parent/grandparent figure with a friendly smile? Are you being subjected to emotion and sensation or to information and facts? What was the voice like which brought you your "decision making information"? I leave this to you, reader, to apply these criteria to that which we are continually exposed, the many voices of the"Sheepleherds" of society and the financial markets.

    We cannot balance unless we have an idea regarding where the centre is.

    Now it says on my piece of paper I have here that I am running out of time. Got to fly!

    Next week readers ... summer vacations are over! Children go back to school, and the old work routine returns. The traffic will be chaotic! Markets are soon due to wake up again! Imagine the flood of news that will appear and have to be taken in, tasted, and digested or spat out. Gusts of trading volume will blow away the balmy summer trading range boredom when that happens. I can't wait! I'll be right here letting you know what I think is coming down the pike and how we can best deal with it!

    PS Did you see that? A visualization to remember happy vacation, a friendly family reference, a motivational rally comment, visualization of the trading decision making area with me included, and followed by a motivation to listen to me over the coming weeks and do what I say! This is easy! Torches of Freedom indeed! Roll over Bernays!

    Once you see it, you only unsee it if you are made to visualize, or emote, sense, observe the luminous screen (trance inducing optical amplification!) or otherwise bypass the critical mind. Now I wonder why it is that Kramer is appearing in my mind as I type this? Hah!

    Have a good day everybody!

    Argentus Maximus

    The author posts daily commentary on the gold and silver markets in the TFMR forum: The Setup For The Big Trade. More information about the author & his work can be found here: RhythmNPrice.

    About the Author


    Aug 31, 2014 - 10:21am

    Numero Uno

    fresh cup of joe, settle in for some morning reading and low and behold the first on AM article

    Going to be a good day


    Aug 31, 2014 - 10:26am



    go, silver!

    Aug 31, 2014 - 10:46am

    Silver coins lose out to clad in last 50 years

    It was a half century ago, in 1964, that the United States officially ended minting circulating silver coins. Granted, due to a compromise between President Lyndon B. Johnson and U.S. Congress some silver would be retained in the half dollar for a few more years, but the death of specie and birth of fiat currency coins was at hand beginning in 1965.

    This may have been the climax, but the United States is only one of the many countries whose coinage had been composed of silver that were at the time converting from silver to base metal coins. U.S. bank notes would continue to be redeemable in silver, but this too was halted in 1968. Despite the outward appearance of these events the worldwide demise of specie in favor of fiat coinage actually began years earlier.

    Although the fiscal activities of the United States are usually used as the example, in fact the date in which each country switched from silver to base metal circulation coinage varies from place to place. As the spot price of silver increased countries worldwide increasingly sought to decrease or cease the use of silver in coinage.

    Mexico is a good example through which the slow demise of silver coinage can be followed. A 1905 monetary reform reduced the silver content of most coins (The 1 peso was the exception until 1918 when its silver content was lowered to .800 purity.). Only two years later silver was reduced to 0.720 fine content, then in 1947 reduced once more, this time to 0.500 purity. In 1950 0.300 fine silver 25- and 50-centavos as well as 1-peso coins were introduced.

    Ironically a 0.720 fine 5-peso coin was introduced at the same time. In 1957 the 1-peso coin silver content was reduced once again, this time to 0.100 fineness. There was no change in the 5-peso coin purity, while a 0.900 fine 10-peso coin was introduced.

    At the time of the introduction of the nuevos peso in 1993 ringed bimetal coins with a 0.925 fine silver central plug were issued, but this experiment, at that time the only circulating silver coins anywhere, soon failed.

    The Soviet Union withdrew all circulating silver coins during the early 20th century, long before most other countries. In 1931 all silver 10-, 15-, 20-, and 50-kopek as well as the 1-ruble coins were ordered withdrawn. Soviet Premier Josef Stalin was not pleased with the pace of the recall of these coins. He allegedly had several high ranking bankers shot, which encouraged the public to turn in all silver coins much more expeditiously.

    Canada felt the pressure of the rising cost of silver during the early 20th century, decreasing its silver content coins from 0.925 fine to 0.800 fine in 1920, then reducing the metal purity once more in 1967 to 0.500 fine, then ending all silver circulating coins one year later.

    France withdrew its silver content coins early in the century, ending all its 0.835 fine coin production in 1920. It resumed some circulating silver coinage in 1960, but by the early 1980s once again all its coinage was being struck in base metals due to the rising price of silver.

    A significant number of countries ceased striking circulating silver coins during World War II. Notable among these, Ireland had been striking 0.750 fine silver coins since 1928, but discontinued them after 1943. Great Britain ceased its 0.925 fine or sterling silver circulation coinage after 1946, a year after the end of the war. [Actually, Britain ceased .925 coinage in 1920, it ceased .500 coinage in 1946 -- DB]

    Australia and New Zealand continued the practice longer. Although Australia lowered its silver coin purity from 0.925 fine to 0.500 fine in 1946, it did not cease silver coinage production until 1964. It then issued a lone 0.800 fine 50-cent coin in 1966. New Zealand coinage continued its 0.500 fine content continuously through 1956 [1946], then changed to base metal coins.

    Switzerland’s currency has always been associated with stability. Its banks are a magnet for depositors across the globe. Swiss silver coins of 0.835 fineness were issued continuously between 1875 and 1967, with the 5-franc coin struck once again in silver during 1969. No silver coins have been struck for circulation since that time.

    There are many other examples that could have been illustrated here, but readers are likely more familiar with these. The price of silver coupled with politics caused the demise of silver coinage. Will fiat coinage continue, or at some future date will governments be forced to begin issuing specie coins again, even if in significantly higher face value denominations? This is the 50th anniversary of our fiat coinage. Who knows what may be next.

    Fred Hayek
    Aug 31, 2014 - 11:01am

    Excellent piece, AM! And speaking of games being played . . !

    I recommend that everyone take a look at what Eric Hunsader of Nanex somehow found over at the CME's web site. They have an incentive program for central banks to trade equities and futures!

    There's also a piece about this at zerohedge.

    Just another brick in the wall of denial about market manipulation removed. I suggest that folks send copies of these links to their manipulation denying friends.

    Aug 31, 2014 - 11:50am

    Thanks for the fifth

    I wrote it down on a piece of paper and it will be enjoyed through out this awesome day!!!

    sierra skier
    Aug 31, 2014 - 3:19pm


    What a nice quiet Sunday.

    It is interesting when I take the games that folks play and apply them to politics. Those in office are so visible in the games they play if one looks with them in mind. Perhaps hypnosis properly used with these folks would help straighten them out so they could run our world the way it is supposed to be run. But alas I believe for hypnotic suggestion to work well the subject has to be predisposed to the idea,,,, so maybe not.

    Aug 31, 2014 - 3:23pm


    Lol @AM that was a great read and brought back some good memories and I actually go with what my inside is telling me and not my outside conditions because those are always wrong.

    As for the time, hell I don't know, my dog ate my piece of paper. I'm still laughing. Keep Stacking

    Andreas van de Kamp
    Aug 31, 2014 - 3:46pm

    Well actually not so nice

    Europe is at the brink of a war. Ethnic russians in the Ukraine want to secede. Nobody asks Kiev to kiss Moscow's back. They just have to allow for the fact, that they are located in the backyard of a world power, that insists on having a buffer zone. Cheers, Andreas

    Aug 31, 2014 - 6:53pm

    Well You Got Me Going AM

    Had to do another Silver Recliner Report. Lol

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    Aug 31, 2014 - 6:54pm


    I can't believe you included that wonderful Spike Milligan/Peter Sellers video starring Eccles. Having grown up in England in the '50s and '60s, I am very familiar with The Goon Show.

    However, I'm very surprised to see it posted here. I was under the impression that this piece would be unfamiliar to Americans. It certainly falls outside the "humor paradigm" of American comedy.

    Anyway, thanks for the memories -- and the laughter.

    Aug 31, 2014 - 7:18pm

    pdf of Games People Play

    hope this gets added to most people's libraries

    Games People Play.pdf -


    Aug 31, 2014 - 8:54pm

    Hi Marchas45. Thanks for the

    Hi Marchas45. Thanks for the mention in your Recliner Report.

    Kerbouchard: I grew up in Ireland and was a bit young to catch the Goons Show live performances, but I made up for it later. Yes, it's definitely not your average comedy. But they were inspired. I just have to hear them speak even after decades have passed, and I begin to chuckle.

    Joe Dokes
    Aug 31, 2014 - 10:06pm

    AM, Silver66 & TF

    AM, Silver66 & TF,

    I don't comment very often but I am appreciative that I have had the opportunity to read AM's well written post. Until I read AM's post, I was unaware that a book that addresses the 'games' people play even existed.

    (Also until now, I've never really considered how many times original posts may be re-written and/or edited...thank you AM for taking the time to get the above post just right...I've edited this brief comment several times so I can only imagine the effort that you and the other quality contributors to this website must put forth to author original, well-presented articles such as the above.)

    Thank you Silver66 for posting a link to the pdf of the Games People Play book...I was going to order the book from Amazon but I didn't want to have to wait for it to I can read the book right away since I've downloaded it.

    Considering AM's post and Silver66's download link to the book got me to thinking..where else on the internet can you find such a wide variety of useful information? Until now, and for no particular reason, I have not been a subscriber to the tfmetalsreport website...that is about to change. As soon as I finish posting this comment, I am going to "feed the turd" and order my one year subscription.

    In closing, thank you Craig Ferguson for hosting this website...we appreciate all that you do.



    silver66 Joe Dokes
    Aug 31, 2014 - 10:16pm

    Joe Dokes

    welcome to the dark side...:-)

    Here is the real Craig Ferguson

    Craig Ferguson, Canadians, and OMFG


    Pug Nuggets Marchas45
    Aug 31, 2014 - 10:47pm


    I love it when you do a cast. You're handsome.

    Fred Hayek
    Aug 31, 2014 - 11:22pm

    @kerbouchard, come on, there are 300+ million americans

    Do you really think there's a type of humor seen in another country that isn't also appreciated by some subset of the american public?

    I think I first saw Goon Show clips 10 years ago.

    Joe Dokes silver66
    Aug 31, 2014 - 11:34pm


    Silver 66

    Hilarious...guess since Craig Ferguson is already taken...Turd it is.

    Thanks Silver 66.


    Sep 1, 2014 - 12:31am

    Or as dear departed Swayze

    Or as dear departed Swayze put it,

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    I mean how much more credit can people live off of until it peaks ? I guess we will find out.

    Safety Dan
    Sep 1, 2014 - 4:27am

    Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS

    Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS Foundation Admits Less Than 27% Of Donations Fund Research & Cures by Anthony Gucciardi

    As a huge proponent of serious charitable organizations, it always is disturbing to see trends such as Kony 2012 and various Susan G. Komen for the Cure initiatives take the social media atmosphere by storm. From the ultimate backlash against the celebrity-driven Kony fraud to the embarrassment of the KFC ‘Buckets for the Cure’ campaign backed by Susan G. Komen, I was immediately hoping that the infamous new ‘ice bucket challenge’ would in fact be an exception to the series of misled social media fundraising campaigns.

    As soon as the ALS Association published its official numbers and my contacts within the investigative community confirmed the worst, however, it was apparent that once again we have been shoveling (or dumping in this case by the bucket-load) our hard earned funds into an organization that only uses about 27% of its financing to actually fuel research ‘for the cure’ — which just so happens to be based on pumping up the bloated pharmaceutical industry.

    But don’t just take my word for it.

    $95 Million Later: Only 27% Of Donations Actually Help ‘Research The Cure’

    Reaching over 94 million in donations at the time of writing this article, thanks primarily due to the viral ice bucket challenge marketing campaign, you may be surprised to see the admitted breakdown of the company’s donated resources. You may be even more surprised to see the income breakdown within this non-profit that prides itself in helping ‘find the cure’ for ALS — now the most common among the five motor neuron diseases. From the company’s own records, we find the following cost breakdown for the year ending in January of 2014:

    Read more:

    Safety Dan
    Sep 1, 2014 - 4:38am

    This was posted in the DOTS

    This was posted in the DOTS Forum. I felt it fit well in your post AM. Please know I trade SPY futures and in and out of the market in 3 days or less each month.


    The S&P, the Dow, US Treasury Bonds, CURRENCIES (WHAT THE $%^&!), Petroleum, Metals, Agricultural Products, everything. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange and CFTC have openly confirmed that CENTRAL BANKS are in the markets by posting the REDUCED FEE STRUCTURE for CENTRAL BANKS that trade the futures and options markets. That link goes to the CFTC. The Commodity. Futures. Trading. Commission. As in the Federal Government of the Iniquitous Gutter Kleptarchy, your tax dollars at work, ‘Merica. The CME has a special incentive program for Central Banks to trade. Isn’t that nice of Terry Duffy and the boys to give the Central Banks a break on fees? Aw.

    Here is the write up at ZeroHedge, sourced from, yet again, Nanex.

    There is no acid-trip rabbit hole deep enough to match the depths of insanity that have now been plumbed.

    Are we fuzzy on what a “Central Bank” is? Well, let’s go the definition just so everyone is crystal, crystal clear on this:

    Central Bank: an institution that manages a state’s currency, money supply, and interest rates. Central banks also usually oversee the commercial banking system of their respective countries. In contrast to a commercial bank, a central bank possesses a monopoly on increasing the amount of money in the nation, and usually also prints the national currency, which usually serves as the nation’s legal tender.

    Um, yeah.

    Sooooo do you think that it is a tiny bit problematic for entities that PRINT MONEY to trade equity, currency and commodity markets?

    Do you think it is problematic that an entity that can print theoretically infinite amounts of money IN ORDER TO MEET ITS MARGIN CALLS can trade massively leveraged markets?

    Do you think it is problematic that entities that can stand theoretically infinite losses, who can print their way out of ANY position with effectively zero need to ever close out a position, and thus utterly destroy any connection whatsoever of the markets to REALITY, do you think that might just present a tiny bit of a market integrity issue? Just a smidge??

    I want someone to explain to me how honest cash-derivative basis convergence can possibly, possibly happen if one side of the market has an infinite supply of funds, and thus for whom the entire notion of “losses” becomes a complete irrelevancy. Please. I’m all ears.

    I want to know how arbitrage can occur in that environment.

    And perhaps THE ENTIRE POINT:



    Food. Energy. Currencies. Precious metals. Interest rates. Equities (stocks).

    Now we know why these flash crashes happen. Now we know how it is that super-massive orders and trades have wrought havoc on the markets – running stops and clearing everyone and everything on the other side out in quantities that surpassed the sizes of any possible private market participant. Central banks. You people are trying to trade against someone with an infinite supply of money.

    As I have been screeching for years, it’s all fake. See Part 7 of my Economics Presentation on YouTube, beginning at the 8:30 mark. There are no real people left in the markets. It’s all a facade, and behind there is nothing but Central Banks and computer algorithms, propping up whatever prices the oligarchs want propped-up (like the EQUITIES MARKETS), and suppressing what they want suppressed (like the METALS). Oh, and there are yet a dwindling handful of imbecilic stooges and the used-car salesmen brokers who lack the integrity to tell their clients the truth, both hoping to milk and pimp just a few more bucks out of the orgiastic abomination.

    And it is hinted at the end of the ZeroHedge piece, but I will state it explicitly just to get it out there: The United States Federal Reserve Bank is trading the markets through a super-massive hedge fund/ high frequency churn house called Citadel. Now we know why Citadel is levered-up to the jaw-dropping extent that it is: Why fear leverage when your number one client meets its margin calls by PRINTING US DOLLARS?

    When I folded my firm in November of ARSH 2011, it certainly smacked of defeat. I admit that. Just because I did it with moral certainty doesn’t mean that there wasn’t a decided air of “the bad guys won and I lost” about it, and doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a tough pill to swallow at the time. But now, good grief, I am so overjoyed to have my engagement with these markets and that industry in the rear-view mirror and totally out of sight I can hardly describe it. All of us who have been calumniated as “tinfoil behatted loons” with regards to the corruption, manipulation and non-viability of the markets now stand confirmed and vindicated. How is anything other than a total financial market strike justifiable now??

    When I concluded my “shutting down letter” with the words of David, it was with the grinding teeth and clenched fists of a blind faith. Now I restate it with nothing but confirmed joy:

    “This is the Lord’s doing; and it is wonderful in our eyes.”

    Yes, it was, and yes, it is.

    Safety Dan
    Sep 1, 2014 - 5:14am

    Ecuador set to create

    Ecuador set to create state-backed digital currency... to ditch dollar?

    Published time: August 30, 2014 17:52

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    Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first digital currency issued by the country’s central bank, in what is seen by many as a step to abandon the US dollar, the currency now used by the Central American country.

    The currency is expected to start circulating in December, according to the country’s Central Bank.

    The technical details or the name of the currency have not been revealed, although the officials stated that it would not be a crypto-currency like Bitcoin.

    The new currency is expected to co-exist with the US dollar, the current official money Ecuador uses, and will be channeled for 2.8 million people in the country – 40 per cent of the participants in the economy – who are too poor to afford the usual banking.

    Use of the currency will be voluntary, and it will not be used to pay the state employees.

    It will be possible to make and get payments via cellphones, Central Bank’s deputy director Gustavo Solorzano told AP.

    Sep 1, 2014 - 5:31am

    Thanks for the kind

    Thanks for the kind comments.

    I edited the article to add an audio link to Dr King's speech.

    It is most instructive to listen to his natural style of speech, and notice how his voice rises and falls almost like a hypnotists' ticking metronome or regularly swinging watch. Note the timbre of his voice. Note his audible charisma. The rhythmic cadence, lyricism, tempo, timbre are all perfect.

    This is not to belittle Dr King's subject matter and the content of his speech in the slightest. I am impressed even now at listening to that famous speech. And it's worth a listen any day. Maybe some readers will listen to it today, and in 10-15 minutes you can learn something about how your mind accepts information all the time, judging some information, but failing to fully judge other information which was presented in certain ways.

    Sep 1, 2014 - 5:40am

    Another treat for the Goon

    Another treat for the Goon Show fans, and everybody else ...

    Secret Agent Bluebottle and Silent TNT explosives:

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    Safety Dan
    Sep 1, 2014 - 6:22am

    There have been several posts

    There have been several posts on how Central Banks are now trading in the stock market. Here's more news about CBs.

    One should keep these risk factors in mind while he invests. Diversification will help.

    @AM great post, and interesting subject. Maybe I should consider in my life, not just trading. Thanks.

    Safety Dan
    Sep 1, 2014 - 7:40am

    History Repeats As Another US

    History Repeats As Another US President Ignores Multiple and Credible Terrorist Attack Warnings

    According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), ISIS, nor any other foreign terrorist group poses no specific threat to the United States in the immediate future. The FBI, in a report released on August 13, 2014, echoed the same sentiment despite the fact that last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting were both carried out by radical Muslim extremists.

    The British Are Telling a Different Story

    Despite the fact that the American intelligence agencies believe there are no foreign terror threats to the United States, the BBC is reporting that the UK, operating off of the same intelligence information as the DHS and the FBI, has led British Prime Minister, David Cameron, to state that the UK government raised its terror threat level from “substantial” to “severe”.

    Judicial Watch Warns of Imminent ISIS Terrorist Attack in the US

    Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton , is stating that his organization has credible information which strongly suggests that the terror group ISIS is planning to launch terrorist attacks in the United States. Specifically, Judicial Watch sources have issued a dire warning that ISIS, is now confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, located across the Mexican border from El Paso, TX. The Judicial Watch warning states that a planned ISIS attack on the southern border of the United States is imminent and will include the use of car bombs and IED’s.

    The Texas Department of Safety Issues Warning of an Imminent ISIS Terror Attack

    FOX News is reporting that according to a law enforcement bulletin issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety, stated that social media chatter indicates that ISIS is very “aware” of the porous U.S.-Mexico border and are “expressing an interest” in crossing into the United states and carrying out terrorist attacks inside of the United States.

    Saudi King Warns of ISIS Attack Directed Against Europe and the US

    Saudi King Abdullah specifically warned U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry about a planned ISIS attack upon the United States and Europe.

    “If neglected, I am certain that after a month they (ISIS) will reach Europe and, after another month, America”.

    Recently Fired DIA Chief Speaks Out Against Obama’s Flawed Terrorist Policies

    Recently fired Defense Intelligence chief, General Michael Flynn.

    Recently fired Defense Intelligence chief, General Michael Flynn, has paid for outspokenness against the Obama’s administration impotent and nearly non-existent strategy to deal with terrorist attack threats upon the United States. And another General, serving under Obama, bites the dust.

    An Ex-CIA Operative Warns of An Imminent Terrorist Threat in the U.S.

    Earlier this summer I interviewed former CIA operative, Dr. Jim Garrow, about a planned attack upon multiple shopping malls inside of the United States which will be similar in scope to what happened in Nairobi. In fact, Dr. Garrow stated that Nairobi was merely the beta test for what’s coming to shopping malls inside the United States. Garrow stated that what is going to happen here, will dwarf the Nairobi event.

    Since Dr. Garrow’s first revelation about the coming series of terrorist actions, more information is coming to light regarding the operation. The end game is martial law with, as we have suspected, with the UN in charge. The facts surrounding the Garrow revelation speak to the fact that Russian and Chinese soldiers will likely be used in any martial law scenario. Below, is the link to the one hour Dr. Jim Garrow interview.The following linked interview, with Dr. Garrow, commences 6 minutes into the recording listed here: Listen to Hour 2.

    Dr. Garrow is my guest this evening on my talk show at 9pm Central.


    Is history going to repeat itself?

    There are 28 mainstream media accounts of how President Bush had multiple and repeated advance warnings regarding the terror attacks on 9/11. Yet, President Bush did not take one precaution and the CIA and the FBI, also aware of these reports, subsequently stood down as well.

    If 100 people tell you that you are drunk, you better sit down. In the same light, while the present ISIS threat, being warned about in several credible circles, is being ignored just as the multiple warnings were ignored regarding the 9/11 attacks, it is very difficult to not conclude that a very serious and tragic false flag attack is coming and that this administration is woefully incompetent or complicit in what appears to be coming.

    We should all be asking and demanding answers while we still have voices to raise.

    -edit its my hope this is a wasted useless post and nothing happens.

    Safety Dan
    Sep 1, 2014 - 8:44am

    Others are saying the S&P is

    Others are saying the S&P is toppy compared to the last run up Read newsletter online from the link:

    Although the multi-year S&P 500 chart might not sound so spectacular, it becomes very interesting when you draw a few lines on it. More specifically around the first bull market (from 1987 to 2000, in red) and the last bull market (from 2009 until today, in blue).

    This is also an added bonus to the fact that we celebrated a special day this week for the S&P 500, since the index closed off for the first time north of 2000 points!

    If you look at the chart above, you will see that the first bull market was just as long as the current cycle:

    • Bull market 1: 1550 - 217 = 1333 points
    • Bull market 2: 2000 - 666 = 1334 points

    With only one point of difference, this is a remarkable fact! Especially when you know that we had predicted this for the S&P 500 at the start of the year. - end

    Well he was close. The S&P hit 2005 and shows toppy in the indicators. See this$SPX&p=D&yr=0&mn=6&dy=21&id=p17049686742&a=253702684&listNum=61

    And copper is preparing to break support, as the MACD suggests -$COPPER&p=D&yr=0&mn=8&dy=21&id=p56666967791&a=331544124&listNum=12

    With a new cold war looming -

    I think I will not take any long term positions.

    On the other hand, Governments could create the money and allocate it into circulation through its spending programs.

    Nearly 1000 years ago Winchester in England was the center of such a money creation system - debt free and interest free. The tally stick system was used. It expanded the money supply needed by government and it was without debt. Tally sticks were accepted for tax payments. It worked for centuries. The system was not popular with banks who prefer to create the money supply and charge interest and so their way has come to dominate. But with modern technology we have the possibility of launching an alternative money creation system without the burdens we suffer under, and which would be even better than the proven tally stick system.

    Richard Werner: Debt Free & Interest Free Money

    What do you think that would do to the economy?Any thoughts anyone?

    Green Lantern
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:33am

    Analysis of an Obama speech

    Analysis of an Obama speech using NLP

    Obama Hypnosis Techniques Exposed
    Green Lantern
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:37am

    Richard Bandler is the modern

    Richard Bandler is the modern day master of trance states. He and another gentleman named John Grinder formulized their research into a clinical application of trance states known as NLP (neurolinguistic programming). There are many great books by Bandler such as "Frogs into Princes" and video's on youtube that give you an introduction into this vast field of "programming"

    I chose this one because there is an analogue here with the metals market. You have to listen to the entire thing. Unless you are familiar with the structure of linguistic use of language, and AM obviously is, you might not recognize him hear him using throughout his entire talk but he is hard wired to this type of speech.

    Bandler operates at the genius level. If you are interested in this field, you can search out video's and scripts by Milton Erickson who was Bandlers predecessor.

    The Yogurt Experiment (hint: How does this apply to sentiment in the market?)

    Richard Bandler Talks about The Yougurt Experiment

    It's use in political rhetoric and even on blogs between people.

    NLP Meta Model Introduction , silver edition

    And yes, Tony Robbins was a student of Richard Bandler. This a primer on gaining rapport.

    It is unethical in many people's view to gain rapport to use it for making people to do things against their will. Ie car salesman, and politicians

    Rapport is Power.

    Best Methods to Build Rapport - Anthony Robbins
    Sep 1, 2014 - 9:59am
    Sep 1, 2014 - 10:39am

    Warren Buffett's Burlington Northern cuts off Washington fruit

    Coal trains kill Cold Trains: Fruit delivery service shuts down as rail congestion heats up

    Steve Wilhelm

    Puget Sound Business Journal

    Congestion from coal and oil trains seems to be the key factor forcing closure of a prominent express rail service that carries Washington fruit and produce to East Coast markets.

    Cold Train on Thursday announced it is shutting down its express service from Quincy, Wash. because restrictions in the BNSF Railway schedule changed delivery guarantees from three days to six days.

    “BNSF’s business decision to direct its resources away from Cold Train resulted in millions of dollars in operating losses and millions of dollars in capital investment losses, both of which are simply unsustainable,” said a Cold Train release.

    The release connected the closure directly to coal and oil shipments by BNSF Rail.

    “The announcement by Cold Train follows a number of scheduling issues on BNSF Railway’s Northern Corridor line that have been occurring with BNSF beginning late last fall because of increased rail congestion as result of a surge of oil and coal shipments on the Northern Corridor line,” it said. “In fact, from November of 2013 to April of 2014, BNSF’s on-time percentage dramatically dropped from an average of over 90 percent to less than 5 percent.”

    BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said Thursday afternoon that the company was notified on Wednesday that Cold Train would suspend its service. He provided the following statement from BNSF:

    "We were disappointed to hear they were suspending their operation as we had been working with Cold Train for the past few months to provide them with options that would allow them to continue to operate this service. And we will keep working with them or another operator should they wish to provide service to/from Quincy, Wash. While BNSF continues to see improvements in our network velocity and on-time performance, schedule changes were required to provide more accuracy in transit times. We have and will continue to make every effort to frequently communicate and be transparent with our customers."


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