Margin Hikes

Fri, Apr 29, 2016 - 1:59pm

About the Author


boomer sooner
Apr 29, 2016 - 2:06pm


I'm humbled by your effort, Pining.

Add- headed out to work on a tub faucet, checked the site, whooohooo!

Island Teal
Apr 29, 2016 - 2:11pm



Great work and glad you are back with your spin on things

Apr 29, 2016 - 2:12pm

Very nice Pining

Profits for the little man? Oh no, we can't have that....

Apr 29, 2016 - 2:15pm


Looooong time since you last posted.....a classic as ever....keep up the good work

Island Teal
Apr 29, 2016 - 2:20pm

They wouldnt - would they ?

Your poem reeeeeealy makes me start thinking about this.

Would they ???????

Apr 29, 2016 - 2:28pm

Margin Hikes

I'm no guru on any of this but I don't think they can raise margins on the SGE. Probably why the Chinese got their on market, no margins.

Apr 29, 2016 - 2:47pm

Positively a hoot!

Pining. You are one of the most creative in educating by humor. I really enjoy your stuff!

Angry Chef
Apr 29, 2016 - 2:47pm

Great Work

Just logged on. Great work. Now where's my tinfoil hat again ?

Apr 29, 2016 - 2:55pm

Hey, thanks folks!

Much appreciated! I was sitting for hours this morning looking at the charts, thinking about what TF said about all the new shorts added in the face of rising price yesterday, on top of the huge numbers already out there... yet we keep on going up up up, and this whole photoshop just kept jumping around in my head... I guess I needed to get it out.

Plus, I thought somebody needed to put this on record BEFORE it happens, just in case, AND to have something to throw in the face of the deniers if/when this occurs. Time stamp in the heading, y'all. Feel free to rub it in, if and when the time comes! Terry Duffy is the Pres of the CME, and I suspect he has a twitter account somewhere... if they hike margins to save the banks, it would be nice if he and others heard about it!

Apr 29, 2016 - 2:56pm

You think that after all the

You think that after all the manipulation. They hedges will open a trade desk at SGE instead.

Apr 29, 2016 - 3:17pm

@Pining, you are truly subliming

But oh my gosh, if this is true

There is not a whole lot that one can do

Except, I suppose, as SS121 would propose

We should just stack more gold and more silver

Of course, I would add, being somewhat obscure

While phyzz in my old age is not much of a cure

Buy more mining stocks, and watch them rock

Only silver and gold miners will truly deliver

Apr 29, 2016 - 3:28pm


Outstanding Beaver brother!

Apr 29, 2016 - 3:37pm


Monday May 2nd is a Chinese Holiday so a Sunday/Monday crash may be in the planning, especially if a margin hike is announced.

James Crighton
Apr 29, 2016 - 3:54pm

SS121 - - - - - - - - - HELP !!!

Help, please, SS121 ....... I have a dilemma. Surreptitiously have kept some paper (gold and silver miners, including JNUG) which have been doing uncommonly well in the last week. I know I should not hold these because one day the whole lot will collapse - BUT, my goodness, making lots of fiat at the moment - fiat with which I can add plenty to the stack - next to me on the banks (of the River Time).

So, the dilemma is when to get out of the paper and convert the fiat into further stack? Now? Next week? One month? The longer I leave it the more I will be able to add to the stack (piled up next to me on the banks). However, leave it too long and then all is lost.

Decisions, decisions.

jc (from the banks)

Apr 29, 2016 - 4:01pm

@Pining Thanks for the


Thanks for the chuckles.

And as you said, we will soon see if the margin rule gets brought into action by the CME members.

Apr 29, 2016 - 4:28pm

Fabulous Pining

You should be declared the Poet Laureate of Turdistan.

Apr 29, 2016 - 4:52pm


Sell half?

Apr 29, 2016 - 5:02pm


I've always found the best time to get out of something is either at the peak or the day before the collapse.

Hope that was helpful. >_<


Apr 29, 2016 - 5:07pm

Brilliant Pining.

Truly Brilliant.

Enough said.

Apr 29, 2016 - 5:14pm

Beautiful plumage the Norwegian Blue

Well done sir! Proud to have known you since you were an apprentice Dr. Seuss.

Video unavailable
Apr 29, 2016 - 5:14pm


that was very good thank you


Apr 29, 2016 - 5:21pm

Pining that was Marvelous

Billy Crystal - You Look Marvelous (1985)
Ferd Torgerson braincramps
Apr 29, 2016 - 5:58pm

Great, Pining!

Once thought I could be a poet,

But, alas, had not the talent to show it.

Your prose has no equal.

You rhyme every time.

When might we expect a sequel?


Who posted twenty-third

(so, do you think I could get anywhere in your league if I work hard at it?).

Apr 29, 2016 - 6:07pm


Was a most excellent day to renew my annual subscription!

So well done Pining, thank you!!

Ferd Torgerson
Apr 29, 2016 - 6:15pm
arch stanton
Apr 29, 2016 - 8:36pm

your genius

as usual shines through.

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:02pm

JC re: what to do

i say go for the right position (phyzz) and don't look back at system charts as a guide. esp now. jmho

James Crighton SS121
Apr 30, 2016 - 5:26am

re: decisions, decisions ....

Thanks for your replies, all. Much appreciated.

jc (now standing on the banks - looking up-river for the first of the bodies .................. )

J Siefert
Apr 30, 2016 - 7:18am

@ SS121

If you had a small sailing vessel, either single handed or with a small crew, would you ban the use of charts and the compass? Sort of just sail a favourable course according the way the wind was blowing?
Just asking!

Apr 30, 2016 - 7:28am

Awesome Pining!

Brilliant as always :)


Donate Shop

Get Your Subscriber Benefits

Exclusive discount for silver purchases, and a private iTunes feed for TF Metals Report podcasts!

Key Economic Events Week of 5/20

5/20 7:00 pm ET CGP speech
5/21 10:00 ET Existing Home Sales
5/22 2:00 ET FOMC minutes
5/23 9:45 ET Markit PMIs
5/24 8:30 ET Durable Goods

Key Economic Events Week of 5/13

TWELVE Goon speeches through the week
5/14 8:30 ET Import Price Index
5/15 8:30 ET Retail Sales and Empire State Manu. Idx.
5/15 9:15 ET Cap. Ute. and Ind. Prod.
5/15 10:00 ET Business Inventories
5/16 10:00 ET Housing Starts and Philly Fed
5/17 10:00 ET Consumer Sentiment

Key Economic Events Week of 5/6

5/9 8:30 ET US Trade Deficit
5/9 8:30 ET Producer Price Index (PPI)
5/9 10:00 ET Wholesale Inventories
5/10 8:30 ET Consumer Price Index (CPI)