Ahead of Tomorrow's Fedlines

As the "markets" anxiously await the statement that will come tomorrow at the conclusion on the current FOMC meeting, here are some charts that show what has transpired in the six weeks since the previous FOMC.

The last bit of Fedlines came out following the previous FOMC meeting, which concluded on Wednesday, September 17. Stocks peaked two days later at S&P 2020 before falling nearly 10% over the next three weeks. They've since rebounded to nearly unchanged vs 9/17 levels.

Gold tanked to an early October bounce from $1180 support and then rallied $70 in the face of 37,000 new naked Cartel shorts. In the end, just like stocks, gold is nearly unchanged vs 9/17.

But the Big Winner, and the one we should likely be following most closely for clues, is the bond market. Following the last set of Fedlines, the 10-year Note was at 2.62% and The Long Bond was at 3.37%. As of right now, they are 2.28% and 3.05% respectively.

That's a pretty big move in just six weeks and doesn't even include the HUGE drops two weeks ago that were soon retraced. What did Old Mother Fellen say in last month's Fedlines that so spooked and rallied the bond market? I guess it all had to do with "considerable time". (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-17/fomc-keeps-considerable-wealth-effect-dream-alive) Will that specific language remain in tomorrow's Fedlines? Who knows? Who cares?? Can you even believe that gold (and silver) have been reduced to having their daily fiat-conversion value dictated by a few words in a meaningless FOMC Fedline??? What a joke/farce this has all become...



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ZMAN makes me buy more silver!!!

kissZMAN makes me buy more silver!!!  I love him!!!kiss

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can't pass up a Second!

just habit... 

hope the prices remain depressed for awhile so I can stak more!

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more time?

I have a sneaking suspicion that we may have these low prices until something breaks, or they invent a new scheme (QE, ZIRP NIRP, Twist) to  hold things together.

Cannot let investment demand return. But the fact that they must implement a radical program just to keep the economy alive is quite revealing about the future. The patient is not recovering, so I will continue prepping.

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Rickards sums it up best (posted by Daystar)

"Jim Rickards: We are in a depression. This is a global depression. It started in 2007 and it is going to continue indefinitely. Depressions are structural, monetary solutions are cyclical: you cannot solve a structural problem with a cyclical remedy - monetary policy will not work. What it could do eventually is cause inflation. So far people say: “Where is the inflation?...We printed trillions of dollars, there is no inflation”. That is because we would have had deflation, extreme deflation, but for the money printing. It did produce inflation to the extent that it offset the deflation… The world is in depression, we are not getting out of it."

How true,  there has been no recovery.  They cannot stop the money printing for long or the deflation from this depression will start the downward spiral.  We are well past "KEYNESIAN", this is the end game playing out.  Keynesian was Greenspan, Bernanke/Yellen are END GAME.   They cannot stop the money printing for long or the deflation from this depression will start the downward spiral.  How long can the FED create money until a hyperinflationary depression sets in is the only real question.    

TPTB have 2 choices:   deflationary depression or hyperinflationary depression.  I would assume if you are a member of Turdville you are probably in the latter camp.

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If I know Zman he's Stacking also. He's no fool, he just has a different opinion. Zman don't forget the food. laugh Keep Stacking

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From Jim Rickards, "you cannot solve a structural problem with a cyclical remedy-monetary policy will not work" ...So far people say: "Where is the inflation? We printed trillions of dollars, there is no inflation."

I agree 100%, what the Fed does with QE means very little (more or not), it's not about monetary policy at this point, it's going to be about fiscal policy.

What have policymakers/Congress done in regards to fiscal policy any differently since the 2008 collapse?  Nothing, that has to change for the PM market to resume its bull market.

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perfect timing

as my monthly FRN allocation is set to arrive on Thursday. more metal same paper. winner winner.  I have to save $$$ for the 15/12/9rrrs if they show. hearing that 16 is COST @ first majestic makes me feel good about continued accumulation here. while my friends and family members, those i trust like glue, continue to mock my foolishness in collecting these shinny discs, to myself i think about how good of shape i'm going to need to be in to get that treasure chest to shore if my vessel is attacked at sea! yippee

edited to add:

8th ~ smoke um if you got up

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@ zman

Music to buy PM's by.....

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There will NOT be a bull market in PMs, ever again.    The system is so far gone that when the PMs finally break free from the chains of the paper market it will be a MOONSHOT!

This is not about congress/presidential acts or policies having an effect on PMs.  This is about the end game whereby FIAT is now conjured up at will to stave off the deflationary spiral.   The economic canary in the coal mine is the market and they keep it well inflated.  The sentinel of fiat currency is GOLD and that barometer has been frozen by the paper market manipulations.

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What's really happening ..

Chris Martenson has been releasing his videos all year.  When watched all together, quickly in succession, it reveals some astounding "truths" that most here already know about our economy, debt, real inflation, GDP, Govt statistics and a scary future. But MSM koolaid drinkers should watch and learn what's really going on.


zman says: What have policymakers/Congress done in regards to fiscal policy any differently since the 2008 collapse?  Nothing, that has to change for the PM market to resume its bull market.

Try going back all the way to 1971-1974, around the time when Nixon took us off the gold standard and the Bretton Woods monetary system ceased to exist.  Exponential debt growth and no real change in fiscal policy, just spend and increase debt to feed the ponzi scheme financial monetary system.  Where has gold gone in dollar term values in that time?  And look at where gold is now.

The gold market is controlled by the bullion banks.  It's not bloviating "policy makers" on Capitol Hill and their lack of positive action that determine the dollar nominal price of gold.

Zman, you're full of crap!

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"Try going back all the way to 1971-74...Exponential debt growth and no real change in fiscal policy"

There's a huge difference between that period and today, back then wages were soaring higher (sometimes 10-12% PER YEAR), that's not happening today.

In the 70's we had a tighter labor market, we had soaring commodity prices, profit margins for the big companies were small compared to today, that's why gold move higher.

Globalization has changed all of that from the 1970's,  we have flat wages, structural high employment, all of this is deflationary in nature, therefore fiscal policy has to change, it's not the 1970's anymore.

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Pre-election prediction ...

About a week ago, I suggested that the String Pullers were going to continue the stock market ramp-a-thon until the DOW was over 17,000 and the S&P was back over 1900.  Target #1 met today.  Granny Felon should be able to goose things a bit more tomorrow.

My Pre-election prediction:  If that happens and the stock market doesn't crap it's pants for some unforseen reason, I predict you will see President Obola soundbites on the evening news the next few days, reminding the Sheep how amazingly marvelous the economy is doing under his guidance, with the aid of his trusted Democrats in Congress.  The measures to define economic marvelousness will include at least 2 of the following:  

DOW over 17,000;

X bazillion new jobs "created" the past year under his careful guidance and progressive economic management;

Unemployment at ONLY 6.bullshit percent, down from some astronomical number left behind by the previous White House Occupant. 

Granny F. may also provide a soundbite or two along those same lines tomorrow, giving President Obola at least partial credit for the economy being "on track," with "steady growth".  She knows where her meals come from.

wax off

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Is Ebola really this simple to neutralize?

"The FDA in the U.S. has cracked down on the Natural Solutions Foundation, as well as two other companies marketing natural products, for making disease claims that they have not authorized, as reported previously by The Inquisitr. NSF is pushing back. According to the FDA’s website, nutritional supplements, essential oils, herbs, and other natural products cannot claim to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.” Those products must post a disclaimer declaring such, because according to the American government, “only a drug can legally make such a claim.” No matter how effective a natural substance may be, there is, in effect, a gag order on any and all companies marketing them, preventing them from saying so.

Most of the companies selling such products maintain that their products strengthen the body so that it can repair and heal itself. Apparently, that is what is happening in Sierra Leone. Alpha Kanu sent a letter to Dr. Rima saying that “[t]here is no illness that doesn’t have a cure.”

Just before the shipment reached Sierra Leone, Kanu reportedly made it clear that his government did not need FDA approval to offer it as a therapy option, according to Star Africa. The Honorable Alpha Kanu is a trained chemist, who believes that the people who are suffering in his country have the right to use any and all treatment options that are available to them. It is “a matter of choice,” he believes, resting “on the patients or their families, as to whether to administer it as treatment for Ebola.” The Information Minister worked with President Ernest Bai Koroma to get the nutrient into Sierra Leone.

The American FDA has a long history of suppressing information and companies that offer non-pharmaceutical, natural therapy options, according to Natural News. The gag orders regarding non-drug options for Ebola are simply the latest in a long string of actions aimed at maintaining the monopoly. Nano Silver 10 PPM is not a drug but a nutrient, and as such, is not subject to FDA approval."


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After elections no matter what the outcome->>>>

The FED and TPTB will NOT let the stock markets gyrate lower until the mid-term elections are done and over with PERIOD!

Nor will they let the shiny metals gravitate upwards, but who cares, because somewhere in the US I know I can dig up  multiple green plastic boxes containing no less than 15550 grams of a metal with an atomic mass of  107.8682 and a melting point of 1763.474 °F. devil

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It's a F'ing Joke, alright!

Thirty-five years have gone by since I bought my first phyzz, and people are still lapping up the crap that the Fed puts out.

It's pathetic.  Grown men and women licking the boots of their masters.  They have no sense of individuality or accountability -- just like little children. 

I'm sorry to say this, but Americans in general have adopted Germanic traits, especially after WWII, and have taken Fascism to a new level.  Goebbels would be proud.

This is a primitive planet.  Get me outta here!

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RE: primitive planet -> fallen world


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By: realman2020

​To appease the Federal control freaks hoping the wolf will pass by you the door next time is not a solution. It is time to pressure the state and local governments to uphold the law of the land and interpose themselves between the people and an out of control government. It is time we demand state governments and local governments do their jobs instead of playing the go along to get along with the Feds.

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Nomi Prins calls out the policy error deluxe that has been the topic of so much commentary at Le Café over the past few years.

What is perhaps most striking is that this failure is so bipartisan in a time of contentiousness.   It crosses not only parties but professions, from academics to politicians.

As you know I have featured several articles and videos of hers as she introduces her latest book, All the President's Bankers which is insightful, well-founded and researched, and essential to any understand of what is happening today.

As you know I have ascribed this to the credibility trap.   Insiders never speak ill of insiders, if they which to remain a part of the power elite. This is reinforced in the Ivy League and the halls of power.   And so leaders and potential leaders are hopelessly compromised and entangled in a self-serving system of abuse of power and corruption.

It is part of a general failure of moral conscience and leadership in the country.   It has been or is being repeated in England and other countries in Europe.  It is the reason for the long stagnation of the Japanese economy.

This is a very brief excerpt.  You may read this insightful commentary in its entirety here.

"The recent spike in global political-financial volatility that was temporarily soothed by ECB covered bond buying reveals another crack in the six-year-old throw-money-at-the-banks strategies of politicians and central bankers.

The premise of using banks as credit portals to transport public funds from the government to citizens is as inefficient as it is not happening. The power elite may exude belabored moans about slow growth and rising inequality in speeches and press releases, but they continue to find ways to provide liquidity, sustenance and comfort to financial institutions, not to populations.

The very fact - that without excessive artificial stimulation or the promise of it - more hell breaks loose - is one that government heads neither admit, nor appear to discuss. But the truth is that the global financial system has already failed. Big banks have been propped up, and their capital bases rejuvenated, by various means of external intervention, not their own business models..."

Nomi Prins, Why the Financial and Political Systems Failed, and Why Stability Matters

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Dying Lockheed Martin Senior Scientist Shares Insider Truth About Area 51, Extraterrestrials, UFO’s & Anti-Gravity

October 28th, 2014

Not long before Boyd Bushman passed away on August 7, 2014, he agreed to be video recorded for a short documentary where he openly spoke about his personal experiences with Area 51, UFOs, aliens and anti-gravity ideas. (Video below)

Boyd Bushman was a retired Senior Scientist for Lockheed Martin. He had an impressive forty year career where he was awarded many patents while working with defense contractors Hughes Aircraft, General Dynamics, Texas Instruments and Lockheed Martin.

**You can view some of those patents here. There is also another one you can view linked in this article below.**

In the last video footage (ever) of him recorded right before his death, he shared some fascinating information and photos about Area 51, Aliens, UFO’s and anti-gravity. His images of aliens will of course raise controversy given the mixed beliefs that exist amongst people about the existence of them, but could perhaps be among the most fascinating evidence out there -and from a decorated and credible source.

After all, this wouldn’t be the first time highly ranked individuals have spoken out about this type of stuff. The statements made by them seem to corroborate with all of the official documentation about UFOs that’s already been released for public viewing. Dozens of governments around the world have already disclosed this existence.

“We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects and it would take an act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity… anything you can imagine we already know how to do.” – Ben Rich, Former Head of Lockheed Skunk Works

“Nature never uses English, it doesn’t speak any language, but yet it’s talking to us all the time. The key thing is to identify what it’s saying.” – Boyd Bushman, Former Senior Research Scientist Engineer and Inventor at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

Addressing Controversy
Boyd’s Wikipedia page has been disputed for accuracy. The reason given is that the information is not properly sourced. The controversy seems to stem around Boyd’s actual involvement in Lockheed Martin. Researching around for a while I was able to find patents filed by Lockheed Martin with Boyd Bushman’s name on it. Again, there are more linked earlier in this article as well.

As per Bushman’s claims, below is an image of plans for the first reverse engineered space craft that Lockheed Martin, and himself, put together.

“We now know how to travel to the stars. The Air Force has just given us a contract to take ET back home.” – Ben Rich, former Head of Lockheed Skunkworks.

As a Senior Research Engineer Boyd Bushman worked for Lockheed Martin, Texas Instruments and Hughes Aircraft. He is regarded as one of the inventors of the Stinger missile and he speaks on Camera about Area 51 and advanced propulsion systems being tested there.

As a Senior Research Scientist at Lockheed Martin – Boyd Bushman reveals that Defense Contractor – Lockheed Martin has researched antigravity technology, specifically gravity manipulation by means of magnetic fields, and he shows that he experimented at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas facilities, proving that magnetic fields affect the gravitational field and because of that, bodies don’t fall with the same acceleration, a result different from the classical experiments made by Galileo with no magnetic fields present.

Topics Included in this presentation:

Area 51 and Black Budget Research Programs

Advanced Antigravity Propulsion Systems

Experiments in Gravity and Magnetism

We now know how to travel to the stars.

Nuclear Powered Aircraft

Nuclear Powered Flying Saucers

The Binomial Expansion – There are 8 major forces in nature, 3 of which have not been cataloged.

Will we survive Global Warming?

Traveling faster than the Velocity of Light.

The Neutrino Universe

Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Bob Lazar is validated

Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/dying-lockheed-martin-senior-scientist-shares-insider-truth-about-area-51-extraterrestrials-ufos-anti-gravity/#HsHiDpptrUERxlOE.99

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