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Playing With Fire

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Comex gold teeters upon critical support today. Let's hope it holds or we risk a significant stop run to even lower prices.

CP-Yi-Yi-Yi

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Once again, the Consumer Price Index prints with little if any overall price inflation, at least as measured by this index. Keep in mind, of course, that one the primary rationale used by The Fed in hiking the fed funds rate is to restrain inflation. They must be doing a great job!

Growing More Obvious

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This current connection between the yuan and gold grows more obvious by the day yet it seems that there is very little discussion anywhere as to the how and why of the correlation.

Vital Listening From Batchelor and Cohen

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On the eve of the NATO meeting and Trump's summit with Putin, it is absolutely essential that you take time this week to listen to this latest installment from Mr. Batchelor and Professor Cohen.

Guest Post: "A Nation Built On Lies, part 2", by Jim Quinn

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Please be sure to read Jim's follow-up to yesterday's excellent post.

Self-Assessment in 2018

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2018 has so far proven to be a challenging year for precious metal owners and prognosticators alike. Can we turn things around in the second half?

Guest Post: "A Nation Built On Lies", by Jim Quinn

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This seems like a good complement to what we just wrote yesterday regarding the lies told regarding Syrian chemical weapons back in April. Our old pal, Jim Quinn, shows that the lies don't start and stop with just foreign policy.

Comex Gold Up 2% in Past Week

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That's one way to look at it. And it may be the correct way, too, as price has now clearly broken free of the downtrend which had contained it for nearly three weeks.

Lies and Damned Lies

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Back in April, the world teetered on the edge of war. In the west, we were told that "chemical weapons, including sarin gas" had been used in Syria and the the civilized world could not stand by and watch innocent civilians die in agony. It was a compelling and frightening story. It also wasn't true.

Same Old BLSBS

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Comex precious metal prices are flat this morning after another edition of BLSBS where all of the "job growth" came from part-time jobs and wages only saw a slight increase.

Post 4th

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The mid-week US market holiday is now behind us and Comex gold is trying to maintain the early stages of a turnaround. Will it? Can it? Tomorrow's BLSBS will likely decide its fate.

Some Relief

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As Comex gold enjoys its best day since June 14, it's helpful to reconsider what drove us here, what might get us out and how we might know when the worst is behind us.

July Begins, Pain Continues

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Running a precious metals website sure is a lot more fun when Comex gold rallies $120 over two months. This current decline is wearing everyone out, particularly yours truly.

Guest Post: "My Harvard Speech in Retrospect", by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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I read this article over lunch today and found it to be both fascinating and timely as clearly many of these same themes still resonate today. My hope is that the nice folks at National Review and The University of Notre Dame Press won't object to the "guest post". If they do, I'll gladly remove this article.

An Important Close

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Today marks the end of the month and quarter. To that end, there are several key items to watch today into the close.

August 2015 Redux?

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Not a lot of time this morning but this is something worth noting.

Flatter and Flatter

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For the reasons we've discussed over the past several years, the US yield curve continues to flatten with today seeing new, 11-year low spreads. As you know by now, this has significant long-term implications.

Cold War History with JBSFC

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John and Steve used their discussion last evening to share a history lesson on diplomacy in the Cold War. They then compare and contrast previous Cold War diplomacy with current efforts in 2018.

The Seven Stages of Golden Grief

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All in one chart...

A Big Week For The Buck

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A new week begins. It's the last week of the month. It's the last week of the quarter. It's the last week of the first half of 2018. And it's a big week for the POSX as the action through Friday will likely reveal which direction it's headed next.

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