Tackling Tuesday

Another day in the barrel.

Tue, Feb 12, 2019 - 9:22am

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We've got a lot to do today so it all begins with an early start. And that's just fine because there's a lot going on.

Let's dive right in as the Comex just opened and already the digital versions of the metals are getting driven back lower after having the audacity to rally in London on a slightly stronger euro--weaker Pig. At one point a few minutes ago, CDG reached all the way back up to $1318. However, that was just before the Comex open and today's enforcement of the NEEEE Rule.

But, whatever. Even at $1316, that's far better than the alternative and still only 1% off the post-Powell highs of two weeks ago. Speaking of CGP, don't forget that he has a public appearance today at a college in Mississippi. As a poor sharecropper's son like Navin Johnson, I'm sure that CGP has all sorts of perspective to share regarding the "economic development in high poverty rural communities". While it's likely to be a non-deal, you never know what might come up in the "discussion" so keep an eye on the headlines and Twitter later this morning.

Let's see, what else is going on? After falling yesterday, palladium is charging right back today in an effort to either make a double top at $1420 or move to new alltime highs. Which will it be? We'll know soon enough.

In political news, it appears that a deal may be in the works to avoid another US .gov shutdown. And it also appears that the "deadline" for some sort of settlement in the trade war is being pushed back, too. It's all good theater, I suppose, if you're into that sort of thing.

Far more important news is this...How many times have you heard me discuss business and consumer confidence and how it will wane due to natural forces and political discord in Washington? Well, here you go: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-12/small-business-optimism-plunge... And this is important because less-confident consumers spend less and less-confident business owners hire less. Understand this dynamic and you begin to understand how/why all of the political gridlock and impeachment stuff eventually begins to drive the economy downward. Combine this with the inverted yield curve, etc, and you get the looming recession.

And this is important news, too. Recall last month when the PBOC suddenly announced a 10 mt addition to their gold reserves after allegedly not adding anything for nearly two years? Well, apparently this is now a new trend as the Chinese added another 12 mts in January. Here's a link and thanks to "Blythesshrink" for finding it: https://www.rt.com/business/451259-china-expands-gold-reserves/

OK, so in the time it took to type this post, we went from looking to have a good day to all the way back to zilch. Mind you, this is while the POSX hasn't moved and bond yields have actually fallen. But, again, whatever. I've got too much to do today to get all worked up and frustrated by it. In the big picture, nothing much has changed from the write-up we gave Sprott yesterday: https://www.sprottmoney.com/Blog/the-next-goals-for-gold-and-silver-pric...

If you want something to watch, $1318 and then $1320 remain resistance levels in the very short-term and, not surprisingly, $15.80 is the level to watch in CDS. Tomorrow will bring the latest Consumer Price Index and far more interesting action and reaction.

Have a great day but remember that today's podcast will likely be posted a little later than usual as I'm traveling back to MamaFerg's today.


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Feb 12, 2019 - 9:37am

Silver is very frustrating right now


Lease rates are still dropping at the moment - I had hoped they would be rising by now; probably means the banks have ammunition to continue the pullback for a while longer - although it's probably needed to clear the COT up somewhat (although who really knows given the data is still so out of date).

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:04am


was so promising 90 minutes ago when it was up 12 cents.

Its not the USD strength today pushing gold and silver down.

We know its all BS.

our problem is we know there will be a slingshot move at some time. How do we be part of that up move and not on the sidelines?

the answer is you have to play. I know from history nothing is perfect, or easy (unless you were a member of the lucky sperm club)but try getting somebody to buy in if gold was to move from low 1300's to 1500 in 3-4 days.

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:30am

Prepared for 25$ silver

Turd have been saying these last days to be prepared for 25$ silver. I have not seen any serious discussion on this topic. How to prepare for that price of silver? Stack more? Sell your house and buy calls? Long JNUG? Buy miners? Which miners? First Majestic?

This is just to start a discussion. What is your answer to all of this Turd? I am thinking of going heavy into First Majestic. I am afraid of those 3x because I am no trader.

Angry Chef
Feb 12, 2019 - 10:39am

Daniel Estulin: New Global Order as U.S. Takes Venezuela, China

Interesting interview. The debt based monetary system ended. Infinite growth is over. We're just watching the last gasps of a dying dragon. Now what is going to replace it ? Nuclear War is on the table. Regional trading blocks ? Or does America lock down it's borders and go into a new age of technological advancement ? The only thing certain in Mr. Estulin's mind is collapse is inevitable. Or as he say's you go to the Bank and there is a sign on the door " Gone Fishing " but the Banks never open again.

Daniel Estulin: New Global Order as U.S. Takes Venezuela, China Gets North Korea
Feb 12, 2019 - 10:50am

Bronze . . . . . .

So, CGP is speaking today at Mississippi Valley State . . .

And who might be the most famous alumnus of this relatively modest institution? Why, it's the GOAT -- Jerry Rice!

This past season, Larry Fitzgerald moved into second place all-time among NFL receivers, passing Terrell Owens. He only needs another 6,000 yards to catch Rice!

Another piece of NFL trivia: Among the Top 5 NFL receivers of all time, Fitzgerald is the only one not to have played for the San Francisco 49ers . . .

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:53am

Still praying for your Mom

Keep the faith and be strong for your Mom. I have her in my prayers. We're about the same age, so I understand the tough period with the parents.

Feb 12, 2019 - 11:50am
Feb 12, 2019 - 11:56am

Once again...

...the profit from the crime far outweighs the cost of the fine or settlement.


Feb 12, 2019 - 11:58am
Feb 12, 2019 - 12:23pm
Key Economic Events Week of 10/14

10/15 8:30 ET Empire State Fed MI
10/16 8:30 ET Retail Sales
10/16 10:00 ET Business Inventories
10/17 8:30 ET Housing Starts and Bldg Perms
10/17 8:30 ET Philly Fed MI
10/17 9:15 ET Cap Ute and Ind Prod
10/18 10:00 ET LEIII
10/18 Speeches from Goons Kaplan, George and Chlamydia

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Key Economic Events Week of 10/14

10/15 8:30 ET Empire State Fed MI
10/16 8:30 ET Retail Sales
10/16 10:00 ET Business Inventories
10/17 8:30 ET Housing Starts and Bldg Perms
10/17 8:30 ET Philly Fed MI
10/17 9:15 ET Cap Ute and Ind Prod
10/18 10:00 ET LEIII
10/18 Speeches from Goons Kaplan, George and Chlamydia

Key Economic Events Week of 10/7

10/8 8:30 ET Producer Price Index
10/9 10:00 ET Job Openings
10/9 10:00 ET Wholesale Inventories
10/9 2:00 ET September FOMC minutes
10/10 8:30 ET Consumer Price Index
10/11 10:00 ET Consumer Sentiment

Key Economic Events Week of 9/30

9/30 9:45 ET Chicago PMI
10/1 9:45 ET Markit Manu PMI
10/1 10:00 ET ISM Manu PMI
10/1 10:00 ET Construction Spending
10/2 China Golden Week Begins
10/2 8:15 ET ADP jobs report
10/3 9:45 ET Markit Service PMI
10/3 10:00 ET ISM Service PMI
10/3 10:00 ET Factory Orders
10/4 8:30 ET BLSBS
10/4 8:30 ET US Trade Deficit

Key Economic Events Week of 9/23

9/23 9:45 ET Markit flash PMIs
9/24 10:00 ET Consumer Confidence
9/26 8:30 ET Q2 GDP third guess
9/27 8:30 ET Durable Goods
9/27 8:30 ET Pers Inc and Cons Spend
9/27 8:30 ET Core Inflation

Key Economic Events Week of 9/16

9/17 9:15 ET Cap Ute & Ind Prod
9/18 8:30 ET Housing Starts & Bldg Perm.
9/18 2:00 ET Fedlines
9/18 2:30 ET CGP presser
9/19 8:30 ET Philly Fed
9/19 10:00 ET Existing Home Sales

Key Economic Events Week of 9/9

9/10 10:00 ET Job openings
9/11 8:30 ET PPI
9/11 10:00 ET Wholesale Inv.
9/12 8:30 ET CPI
9/13 8:30 ET Retail Sales
9/13 10:00 ET Consumer Sentiment
9/13 10:00 ET Business Inv.

Key Economic Events Week of 9/3

9/3 9:45 ET Markit Manu PMI
9/3 10:00 ET ISM Manu PMI
9/3 10:00 ET Construction Spending
9/4 8:30 ET Foreign Trade Deficit
9/5 9:45 ET Markit Svc PMI
9/5 10:00 ET ISM Svc PMI
9/5 10:00 ET Factory Orders
9/6 8:30 ET BLSBS

Key Economic Events Week of 8/26

8/26 8:30 ET Durable Goods
8/27 9:00 ET Case-Shiller Home Price Idx
8/27 10:00 ET Consumer Confidence
8/29 8:30 ET Q2 GDP 2nd guess
8/29 8:30 ET Advance Trade in Goods
8/30 8:30 ET Pers. Inc. and Cons. Spend.
8/30 8:30 ET Core Inflation
8/30 9:45 ET Chicago PMI

Key Economic Events Week of 8/19

8/21 10:00 ET Existing home sales
8/21 2:00 ET July FOMC minutes
8/22 9:45 ET Markit Manu and Svc PMIs
8/22 Jackson Holedown begins
8/23 10:00 ET Chief Goon Powell speaks

Key Economic Events Week of 8/12

8/13 8:30 ET Consumer Price Index
8/14 8:30 ET Retail Sales
8/14 8:30 ET Productivity & Labor Costs
8/14 8:30 ET Philly Fed
8/14 9:15 ET Ind Prod and Cap Ute
8/14 10:00 ET Business Inventories
8/15 8:30 ET Housing Starts & Bldg Permits

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