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Thursday Conversation - Brent Cook of Exploration Insights


Our guest this week is our old pal, Brent Cook of Exploration Insights. You should be certain to carve out some time to listen to this FREE public podcast.

As Central Banks reverse policy and the precious metals begin to climb in 2019 and 2020, if you wish to participate via the mining shares, then you should be certain to garner as much objective and detailed information as possible before you make any investments. To that end, there are no better analysts that Brent Cook and his business partner, Joe Mazumdar.

The Exploration Insights newsletter is generated weekly and these guys only recommend the mining shares that they, themselves, own. No touting or pumping-and-dumping here. Just genuine analysis from guys that do the legwork on the ground for you. You can learn more here:


In this podcast, Brent gives his thoughts on the current trend in precious metal prices, the recent string of senior producer consolidation AND his quick thoughts on about 15 of the individual companies that subscribers to TFMR submitted for Brent's opinion.

Thanks again to Brent for his time. Again, if your interested in the mining sector, you should be sure to listen to this podcast in its entirety.



Mar 28, 2019 - 3:26pm

Mar 28, 2019 - 3:32pm
Mar 28, 2019 - 4:05pm


Don't know if you've caught a look at this excellent letter from Mish?


Mar 28, 2019 - 4:21pm


Follow the liquidity. They will float financial markets first...and you have to be agnostic about it, even against the rational and logical message that the fundamentals are sending about investing.

Danielle DiMartino Booth: Now is a Pivotal Time for Gold Investors
Mar 28, 2019 - 5:45pm


Keep Stacking

Mar 28, 2019 - 5:49pm

question re pm dumping

Could someone please explain how billions of dollars are dumped into the gold market and we don't know who? Some reference material would be appreciated.

Mar 28, 2019 - 6:14pm

From whom?

Do you mean like from the CFTC or SEC? Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way.

Mar 28, 2019 - 6:44pm


How does it work? From a naive point of view, a transaction is performed and at some point the entities involved must be know. What am I missing?
Mar 28, 2019 - 6:55pm

old hacker

sorry mate you are way over your head here!

Mar 28, 2019 - 7:03pm

Just make unlimited supplies of gold!

Craig Hemke – Make-Believe Gold and Silver Scheme Going to Collapse
Mar 28, 2019 - 7:05pm

No, it doesn't work that way

The closest we can get to the information you seek is the weekly Commitment of Traders reports.

However, these reports are only surveyed weekly, they only break the positions into very broad groupings and then, to make matters worse, the release of the information is delayed 74 hours from the survey...making it stale and nearly useless for anything other than historical comparison purposes.

Mar 28, 2019 - 7:23pm
zenharmonics canary
Mar 28, 2019 - 7:35pm


Very interesting to hear her touch on gold as a former Fed insider. This said, she knows little of the CRIMEX from my interpretation. To know gold, you know the CRIMEX. I will give her credit for talking positive on pet rocks. Her point on liquidity is well respected, yet is this the time to think the Fed can control interest rates?

Mar 28, 2019 - 7:56pm

Don't spoil the fun

The gold silver ratio hit 87 during part of the day. Wish I had some ammunition, but at least no Minsky moments at the lows. Good for those who can buy here and take advantage of the prices, but also great evil for the manipulators who manufactured this great price for themselves. They (criminals) have no shame and are celebrating with fine wines no doubt. Note common slam dunk heists since the CFTC, DOJ, or any other regulator will spoil their fun. Not that we didn't know it would happen ahead of first notice day. Nice to have the opinions from Brett. It doesn't get much better.

Mar 28, 2019 - 8:19pm


Didn't the huge backwardation in palladium SHOUT that the price is going to go (be driven) down. We interpreted this as a sign of physical shortage, which it might very well have been, but didn't that also say it is temporary?

indiana rod
Mar 28, 2019 - 8:23pm

Old Hacker

Not only do we not know the identity of the buyers and sellers, we don't know the identity of the so called deliveries.

I have never heard of any one saying they actually took delivery of gold or silver that bought a futures contract.

As of Monday any one standing for delivery has to put up the full dollar amount of his contract. L O L if you can find out who they are.

Mar 28, 2019 - 10:10pm

Brent Cook is Awesome!

Thanks Turd for hosting Brent Cook on TFMetals!
His work is excellent and I'm visiting his site now. In my opinion, he is among the best returning guests here: please bring him back again!

Mar 28, 2019 - 10:28pm


Holy shit.

i don’t think I’ve ever seen a nearly 10% decrease in OI in one day, opex or not

massive decline in calls too.

Mar 28, 2019 - 10:42pm

Old Hacker

Good question that our government fails to address. Your perception drives to the main issue of corruption. Keep digging ... it will help us all.

matt_ oldhacker
Mar 28, 2019 - 10:43pm

Identity of dumpers

When someone dumps $1 billion of notional gold in 1 minute, it narrows down the list of suspects. Not too many entities have such deep pockets.

I don't fully understand the futures market. The gist of it as I understand it:

1. The big bank comex participants are able to create paper claims to gold out of thin air.

2. The big bank GLD participants are able to take delivery of gold from the etf whenever they need it to cover some trade.

3. In this scheme, gold=paper and delivery=paper. No one ever has a truck show up to actually move bars of gold anywhere.

Smaller investors can't raid the GLD or create new paper comex contracts. Therefore, they have zero chance of winning in this game. The big banks are the likely suspects in shifting paper around in order to nudge price to make a profit. It is a rigged game that no one should play.

Mar 28, 2019 - 11:06pm

TF - Take Some Time To Read This

Excellent...everyone should read.
Mar 29, 2019 - 3:53am
mrcic oldhacker
Mar 29, 2019 - 7:08am



Who receives the deliveries? Not who, what. "Vapour". There are none.

See this: https://investmentresearchdynamics.com/gold-efps-absolute-proof-that-paper-gold-is-a-fraud/

Others on this site have stated that the manipulation of the gold price requires global co-operation. Indeed. China and Russia are buying, not selling. They continue to buy low and are in agreement with the current pricing mechanism. Until such time as there is no more gold to be drained from the west from opaque sources. At that point, gold will revalue based on physical fundamentals because the pricing scheme will not be based on COMEX but rather on trade via Shanghai. See Jim Willie's latest:

The Gold Trade Note Has Been Introduced, The [CB] Is On The Chopping Block:Jim Willie
Mar 29, 2019 - 7:34am

bankers shenanigans

I guess when it looks like the banks need lower prices, for whatever reason,

bet on them getting lower prices,

they will always get what they need,

Mar 29, 2019 - 9:31am
Mar 29, 2019 - 9:58am

Following up on Schiff

Titus has started a new series of short videos about the 2008 GFC called Mafiacrocy. Here's his latest.

The $1 Trillion Devil in the Details

Sorry if it's already been posted.

Mar 29, 2019 - 10:56am

I hadn't seen that, Murph

Thanks for posting it.


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