Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Alasdair MacLeod: Weighing the Serious Risks in Your Gold Storage Plan

Which way is gold headed? Will 2018 be the time for Gold’s major move, and why or why not? And how safe are the most important options for you to seriously consider for storing your gold? 

Alasdair MacLeod, head of research at, returns to ReluctantPreppers to dive deeply into the trade-offs that can seem bewilderingly complex about gold storage. 

MacLeod exposes some of the weaknesses in the most popular gold storage schemes, and gives preparedness-minded individuals some solid choices to adopt a balanced storage approach that’s likely to serve us well through the uncertain times ahead!

Monday, 21 May 2018

Rob Kirby: True Stats Reveal Economy In TERMINAL DECLINE

If you've been paying any attention to the "official" US Government economic stats and metrics, you'd think the stock market is booming, home values are flush, unemployment is low, and the cost of living is under control. 

But a closer look behind the smoke and mirrors reveals the exact opposite: a grave wake-up call for those of us who want to be aware and prepared. Rob Kirby, widely followed proprietary economic analyst, returns to Reluctant Preppers to explain with specific real-world examples, the dire straits our ship-of-state is now in. 

Kirby spells out how our individual purchasing power together with the greater GDP have been contracting for some time, and where we are heading now. You'll want to share this with your family and friends, and take action accordingly!

- Source, Rob Kirby

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Jesse Felder: Perfect Storm for Gold Developing

Jesse Felder, formerly with Bear Sterns, joins Silver Doctors to sound the alarm we're headed towards the "perfect storm for gold." "We're in the midst of another central bank fuels asset bubble, speculative mania," Felder says, "It's the everything bubble." 

As the Fed engages in quantitative tightening, the effects will be the opposite of quantitative easing. Stocks will fall, Felder says. Felder is bullish on gold, and gives insight into some mining stocks he thinks will outperform physical gold. 

Gold mining stocks are cheaper today compared to the spot price than in the early 2000s.

- Source, Silver Doctors

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Craig Hemke: Metals Markets Look Like 2010 All Over Again...

Precious metals are selling off today. Gold is dipping below $1300. But Craig Hemke from TFMetalsReport says the metals markets are about to rally. He sees a similar setup to 2010, before silver skyrocketed to nearly $50 and gold to over $1900. 

As the world moves away from the Dollar, this will significantly decrease the demand for the Dollar and U.S. debt. Hemke says America is not prepared for this economically.

- Source, Silver Doctors

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Crypto Miners: Another Way To Leverage Crypto Investments

Kitco’s Daniela Cambone visits HIVE Blockchain Technologies’ (HVBTF:US) mining rigs in Iceland, which mines mainly Ethereum. 

According to Sam Pelaez, chief investment officer at Galileo Global Equity Advisors, investing in a crypto miner is similar to buying a precious metal miner. 

“If you have a lot of operational leverage when you buy into a mining facility. [The crypto miners] get the tokens, their margins are roughly 80%, but the reality is, you’re getting the tokens at a discount,” Pelaez told Kitco News.

- Source, Kitco News

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Reclaiming Our Freedom Now!

Following Wayne Jett’s powerful expose of corruption and anti middle class financial abuse by the elite, the author of “The Fruits of Graft - Great Depressions Then and Now” returns to Reluctant Preppers to reveal the current actions afoot that are capable of liberating us and restoring our natural rights, including: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Oil Market Rallying Strong! How Long Will It Last?

Jason Burack did a short video talking about how oil's strong price rally continues. How long will it last? 

What could potentially crash the oil price? The oil price has rallied strongly since the summer of 2017. 

Where's the Oil Price Heading?

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Chris Vermeulen: Stock Market Breaks Out of Bullish Chart Pattern

Since before the start of 2018, we have been relying on our advanced predictive modeling systems, technical analysis and our understanding of the capital markets to help our members take advantage of the incredible price swings in 2018.

These charts presented below of the SPY and Transportation index should help to clear up any confusion with direction and potential in the markets for most of you. Far too many people have been concerned with the global markets while thinking these concerns could negatively result in the US markets contracting. Our opinion is a bit different than many other analysts. We believe capital will come rushing into the US markets if weakness or concern continues in foreign/emerging markets. We think these concerns will spark a “capital migration” into the US where it is likely that Equities and Commodities continue to rally as many foreign markets continue to weaken. Capital (CASH) is always searching for the best returns and will source the safest locations for ROI.

Take a look at this Daily SPY chart. It clearly shows the sloping resistance and support channels that are containing price over the past few months. Additionally, above the current price, you can see horizontal PEAK resistance levels that should be considered upside targets and DUAL resistance levels (Red & Yellow) that are currently holding price from rallying upward. If you take a look at the lower indicators (ADL Squeeze and the MACD), you will see that price is very narrowly congested while recent support is evident with “higher low points” in price.

A broader look at the SPY Weekly chart shows a similar perspective over the past three months of price action, yet we can see the Long-Term Upward Support channel as well as the Massive Price Support “block” that is near the right side of the chart. Again, the lower indicators are showing a weakening bearish price trend that coincides with technical price patterns illustrating price support is holding up well. The only thing holding this market back right now is the US Dollar and fear that any global market crisis could hinder the upside potential.

Think about it, the US economy is still fairly strong, and unless something derails it in a massive form, we don't believe the downside risks are a concern at the moment. We believe that global capital will be moving into the US equity market faster than ever as a gradual weakness takes hold of many foreign and emerging markets. We believe the upside potential at this point in the market is the most likely outcome and we are trying to illustrate how we believe the markets will react over the next few weeks.

Lastly, let's take a look at the Weekly Transportation Index. The fact is that all of these charts are similar in structure and form. It is almost like the markets are screaming at us and telling us what will happen next. So many analysts are still fearful of downside pressures and predicting a top formation that will prompt a downside move.

We believe the support levels we are showing on our chart would have to become threatened or breached before any downside move potential has any real chance. We also believe that price has been telling us that an upside reversal pattern within this extended Pennant/Flag is setting up.

Yes, there was a reason for some concern back in February, when the market volatility skyrocketed, and the initial price drop frightened pretty much everyone. But we believe that the recent price patterns, support, indicators and our advanced predictive modeling systems have shown us a different picture completely from what most individuals are thinking. We don't believe the markets have much downside potential at this point and we have identified multiple unique trading opportunities to take advantage of the future price swings.

If only you knew what our Fibonacci and cycles predictive modeling systems were telling us for the hot sectors, gold, silver, oil and natural gas you would be just as excited as we are about these pending selloffs and rallies starting to unfold.

The good news is that we’ve tried to give you a hint in regards to what our advanced technology is showing us for the US indexes and we want to remind you that we called this market bottom (cycle low) over three weeks ago. As long as these support levels hold and nothing dramatic derails the US economy and expectations, we believe the opportunity is for an upside price breakout that may drive prices to new all-time highs.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Keiser Report: Trade Barriers & Financial Blockades

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the unintended consequences of erecting trade barriers and financial blockades in a globalized system in which it is ‘win-win’ for all, or ‘lose-lose’ for all. No in between. 

In the second half, Max interviews Dan Collins of The China Report about peace treaties and Nobel Peace prizes. They also talk about Sinochem and blockchain technology in Asia.

- Source, Russia Today

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Alasdair Macleod: The Law of Comparative Advantage

I want to explain why it is a mistake to think that foreign trade might be unfair. 

We are told by politicians and businessmen that China, for example, indulges in unfair trade practices, or alternatively, that Britain should remain in the customs union after Brexit, instead of competing freely with the rest of the world. 

In the Brexit case at least, these are mixed messages that are causing much confusion. In the US-China trade relationship, fairness appears to be the issue. 

In both these cases, we are being bombarded with political messages, which run counter to the economic case.

- Source, Alasdair Macleod

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Avi Gilburt: The Stock Market is Going To Crash

Well, everyone else has been calling for a market crash, so I thought maybe I should too. But, while I think the market will likely crash again, I don’t think it is going to happen just yet, as I still believe this bull market has several more years to run.

When I peruse the articles on Seeking Alpha, it seems to be en vogue today to be bearish. The headline articles discuss how the market has now moved into being a bear market, or that the VIX is about to skyrocket, or the market is overvalued, discussions of black swans, the impending debt crisis, etc.

Turn back the clock to early 2016 and 45% lower in the S&P500, and were we not reading the exact same articles?

And, of course, this time is certainly different. There are a whole new set of issues that we need to worry about, right?

I mean, are the issues with which we are now grappling much worse than what we faced back in 2016 and 2017 when the market saw one of its strongest rally in years?

Think about it. Are we dealing with anything worse than the cessation of QE, North Korean atomic threat, major terrorist attacks worldwide, Brexit, Frexit, Grexit, Trump election, rising interest rates, and many more I don’t even care to list.

Now, if you have been an active member of the market over the last several years, and you have not come to the realization that all these “issues” mattered not to the market as it continued to soar, then you have not been paying attention. All these issues are purely bearish noise which a prudent investor learns how to tune out. Rather, a prudent investor understands when this noise simply helps build that wall of worry which the market climbs.

Have you been a prudent investor these last two years? If not, don’t you think it is time to take stock as to what you did wrong, and how you can correct that in the future?

And, if you do not have the tools to recognize what is bearish noise then maybe you can come join us We foresaw this rally years ago, as well as the correction within which we are now mired.

As to our immediate future, I am going to give you one number to watch in the coming week: 2645SPX.

As long as the market holds over 2645SPX early in the coming week, we are setting up to rally towards 2720SPX.

However, if the market breaks down below 2645SPX with an impulsive 5-wave structure, then we will be setting up to drop to the 2530-2555SPX region over the next week or so.

Now, for those who are going to read this article, and view this as my being indecisive, I want to remind you that my job is to give you guideposts to understand which path the market will take in the coming week. Anyone who can tell you with certainty what the market WILL do is truly clueless about how non-linear markets work.

Moreover, when you understand that the market has been mired within a 4 thwave correction (the most variable wave within Elliott’s 5-wave structure), then you understand we are not yet set up for the trending move, as whipsaw will likely continue to be the name of the game.

For the last several months, the stock market has been desperately trying to shake both the longs and the shorts out of their positions. But, this is nothing new to those who understand how 4th waves take shape.

Once the market dropped in February down to our target for this 4th wave between 2424-2539SPX, I expected a rally to take us back over 2720SPX. After the rally back up to as high as 2800SPX from the 2532SPX low, I noted that the easy part of this 4th wave was likely done, and the action will likely become much more complex from that point forth. And, the market as certainly been much more choppy since that time.

And, as I noted during the week to my members, seasoned and experienced traders find huge value in understanding where we are within the market structure, as they reduce the number of trades they do during a 4th wave, in addition to reducing the amount of risk they are willing to accept during a 4th wave.

But, understanding that we are in a 4th wave also suggests that there is likely another rally around the corner; the 5th wave. So, I still expect that this market will see another rally, potentially into 2019, which takes us over 3000 in the SPX.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Jeff Swinoga: Producing Gold Miners Really Struggling To Replace Mined Reserves

During this 25+ minute interview Jason asks Jeff to draw on his 25 plus years of experience working in the mining industry to discuss the state of the gold mining industry at today's current gold prices and also about his company, First Mining Gold, which is advancing a new gold deposit in Ontario, Canada called Springpole. 

Jason asks Jeff about producing gold miners cutting costs since 2011, their ability to replace economic mined reserves and high grading of mines.