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Another Day In Paradise

When you consider that the yen has weakened by more than 1% today AND that US long rates are up 11 bps to 3.06%, it's almost remarkable that "gold" is only down $11 as I type. Just another day for you and me in paradise.

The New Cold War Extends Into Mainstream Media

The New Cold War took a dark and startling turn last week when the venerable Washington Post published a front page story that listed websites that are supposedly on the take from the Russians. This new McCarthyism was quickly noted here last week last week and it drew the attention of John and Steve during this week's show.

On with Jason Burack and Wall St. For Main St.

For what it's worth, you might give this a listen. Jason and I recorded this late Tuesday afternoon and it was a wide-ranging discussion.

The USDJPY and the "Price Of Gold"

Well, we've finally reached "contract expiration" day as the Dec16 Comex gold and silver contracts go off the board and into "delivery" at the close today. With total Comex open interest now back to the levels of last December, could price finally be near a bottom? As usual, we must look at the USDJPY for clues.

A Busy Week Begins

It's going to be a long and busy week with everything from economic datapoints to the BLSBS to the Italian referendum on the docket. There's no holding back so we might as well dig in and get started.

All Is Not Lost

The last three weeks have been tough on everyone but it's not as if we haven't been through this before. Rather than capitulate, it might be wise to consider that all is not lost and that the general direction of "the markets" in 2017 is not a fait accompli.

This Week's JBSFC

This week, John and Steve discuss some of the signs of growing détente between the U.S. and Russia. However, The War Party is still in charge so the danger remains high.

A short-term bear

I recall back in the wild days leading up to May of 2011 that a number of regulars on the old blogspot site began to warn of a downturn in silver. They were nearly shouted off the discussion boards with some blunt words. This place was a bullish as it gets and I watched the AG price rise up through the 40s with greed and glee. But the bears were right, and those who took the warning seriously and hedged their stacks did not regret it.

Bliss

With the Dow and S&P at new all-time highs, it has become quite clear that the simple election of Trump has magically cured all of the world's problems. Too bad he didn't run in 2012. Can you even imagine the blissful nirvana in which the world would find itself at present if he had?

Holiday Week Begins

It may be a holiday week in the U.S. but the trading still counts and price changes are real. Though the week will be choppy, we nonetheless have to keep our attention focused on the "markets".

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