Headed Out Shopping

Since we best under deadlines, today's the day for Turd to go shopping for a few last minutes gifts for MrsF and the LTs. As such, just this brief update.

TFMR Podcast - Monday, December 21

Another solid UP day in the metals. Would you believe that, over the past four days, gold is UP $18 while silver is UP 54¢? It may not feel like it but it's true and, in between, The Fed just hiked rates for the first time in nine years. What the heck is going on here?

Gradual Rally Into Year End

"Gradual rally into year end", along with "sell the rumor, buy the news" regarding the Fed rate hike, has been our mantra since we saw that November price smash coming back in October. So far, its sure seems like it's all coming along as planned.

TFMR Podcast - Friday, December 18

Did the news of a Fed Funds rate hike finally spur "The Bottom" in gold and silver after this brutal, three-year decline? We won't know for months obviously but, for today, the idea is worthy of discussion.

Guest Post: "Something Broke In The U.S. Silver Market", by Steve St. Angelo

Our pal, Steve St. Angelo of the SRSrocco Report, is out today with this extremely important new research piece. Please take the time to read it.

Looking Better

The doom and gloom of yesterday's post-FOMC reaction is replaced today by a more realistic assessment of what lays ahead for 2016.

TFMR Podcast - Thursday, December 17

Perhaps the only real question regarding yesterday's announcement from Mother Fellen is this: Are these unintended or intended consequences?

What Hath Mother Wrought?

Keynes, himself, is credited with line line "the market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent". Boy, isn't that the case today as the metals react as if yesterday's Fed rate hike was somehow surprising or unexpected.

TFMR Podcast - Wednesday, December 16

In true "sell the rumor, buy the news" form, the metals actually rallied today with silver up more than 3% at one point. Though tomorrow is impossible to predict, we're still confident of a gradual rally into year end and then an extension of the rally into 2016...a year that will finally break this current three-year losing streak in paper metal prices.

The Golden Bear of 2011 (continued)

Two and a quarter years ago Argentus Maximus wrote a gold forecast in his Blog. Here is the look back at how it worked out.

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