Pining 4 the fjords's Contributions

The Summer of Recovery

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 8:14am

Harken, if you will, to the glorious days of times gone past when the stimulus flowed like honey and the unicorns of government-created prosperity roamed the land dropping their spoor of jobs and skittles hither and yon.

Anatomy of an MSM Hit Piece

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:14am

A brief description of the methods of rhetorical manipulation and techniques of misinformation in a typical MSM drive-by on gold.

Our Daily Bread

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 8:57am

The phrase "The End Of the Great Keynesian Experiment" implies more than just a financial reset.

The Cremation of 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 1:15pm

There were strange things done by fluorescent sun

By the Federal Reserve of old

From Treasury pops to secret swaps

That would make your blood run cold

The Wall Street nights have seen strange sights

But the strangest ever, I’m told

Was that year, oh so mean, known as twenty thirteen

When they crushed the price of gold.

Hey Joe

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 1:04pm

Does the frog really just sit in the pot while the heat is turned up, and slowly boil to death? Or does the frog actually realize at some point that he is getting really uncomfortable and that he better jump if he wants to live?

Truth or Consequences

Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 11:05pm

The delicate art of dealing with reality... or not.

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Miner Limbo: “How low can you go?”

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 9:50am

We know you have been to the 4th circle of hell, broken through support there, and kept dropping into the 6th circle. We know that you refer to the mining stock table on your computer as “The Red Sea”. Nevertheless, I am making a list and checking it twice.

Risk and Reward: China's Golden Hammer

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 8:32am

What if Chinese prominently announced their gold holdings, then publicly called into question the status of US gold reserves (unaudited since 1952, probably for good reason). What if they announced this fact while at the same time prominently noting all of the separate trade agreements they have signed in the last two years that cut out the US Dollar from trade settlement- you know, the agreements they have signed with Russia, India, Japan, France, Australia, Brazil, and others?

The Consent of the Governed

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 2:12pm

Can Janet Plan It? Speculation on a Yellen Fed

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 3:06pm

Today, the market is what the Fed says it is. Simple as that. Supply and demand, productivity, projected earnings… all have become mostly irrelevant, or at least vastly subservient to actions of the all-powerful Federal Reserve. Therefore, understanding what a Janet Yellen-led Federal Reserve will look like might be the single most crucial factor in planning our investment strategies for the coming years.

It's never a good time to buy gold. Ever.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 8:21am

Don't even think about purchasing the barbaric relic. The internet said so.

Nine hundred and sixteen days

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 9:03am

Here are some cheery facts to start your day with: Gold topped 25 months ago in September of 2011. It has been 30 months since silver briefly bested the magical, mystical 50 dollar mark in April of 2011. To put in another way, Gold has been down for the last 759 days, while the high in silver took place 916 days ago.

Gangster's Paradise

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 8:29am

“I’m doped-out, gangsta. As set-trippin Banker

And my Homies are down, so don’t arise my anger.”

A Screaming Buy At These Levels

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 11:01pm

People have been talking in The Vault about what a fantastic value the membership has been. They're right. You should join the party!

A Run on the Bank

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 9:26am

At some point, everyone will look around at everyone else, their eyes will narrow, and somebody will make a mad-dash for the teller's window and demand all their cash, instantly spooking everyone else into doing the same. The result will be, predictably, sheer chaos.

The Sicilian Code

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 9:26am

Let’s say that a mob boss orders a hit and his shooter gets caught in the act. Without any tangible evidence that he ordered the hit, from a legal standpoint it winds up merely his word against the shooter.

The Wild, Wild West: Dispatches from the lawless frontier of precious metals trading

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 11:58am

The townsfolk are realizing they are completely on their own. They stay inside and keep their heads down, trying not to get preyed-on by the gangs of sanctioned looters roaming the territory.

Master of Illusion

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 8:14am

No magician in history has successfully pulled-off a deception of the audacity and sheer scale that Ben Bernanke has. His trick has been so well performed, so brilliantly executed, that his entire worldwide audience is still largely unaware there was even a trick at all.

Trust and the System

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 8:26am

When trust is destroyed so is the foundation of the entire market economy, undermining its ability to perform its most basic, existential functions. This, I suspect, is not something that the central planners, media spinmeisters, and their legions of bureaucrats have accounted for. Someday, they may well wish they had.

The CFTC and the sad joke of "Regulation"

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 3:05pm

If the allegations are true, there are millions of victims of this ongoing fraud. Any person whose retirement account includes an index fund owning gold or silver mining companies has been defrauded as a result of these actions. Any investor who owns gold or silver has been defrauded by these actions. Any person who, in desperate times, has had to sell gold or silver at a “cash for gold” shop has been defrauded by these actions. What is the CFTC going to do about it? We all know the answer to that question. More importantly, what are YOU going to do about it ?