Whenever Jim Grant is talking we try to find the time to listen. The Bloomberg set up for the brief video interview below reads: James Grant, editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, talks about Federal Reserve policy and its potential impact on financial markets. Grant, speaking with Tom Keene, Adam Johnson and Olivia Sterns on Bloomberg Television's "Surveillance," also discusses investing in Russia. Video below, about 8 minutes.
The CNBC set up for the brief video below reads: Ron Paul, the former U.S. representative from Texas and perhaps America's most popular libertarian voice, has long said that the nation's monetary and fiscal policies would result in massive inflation. According to the common measures of inflation, this has not yet occurred. But Paul maintains that the inflation he has warned of has indeed come to fruition in asset prices, and that once it unravels, a market crash will ensue.
"I think there's plenty of inflation, but my definition of inflation is a little different than the rest, because I think prices going up in the different areas is a consequence of inflation," Paul said on Tuesday's "Futures Now." "There's a lot of inflation in the stock market. I think there's a bubble there."
He says that what's occurring asset prices simply don't comport with what's happening in the economy.
Vancouver, B.C. - July 28, 2014 - Precipitate Gold Corp. (the "Company" or "Precipitate") (TSXV: PRG) is pleased to announce the commencement of a first-phase drill program at the Ginger Ridge gold zone within the Company's 100% owned Juan de Herrera project in the Tireo Gold Camp in the Dominican Republic.
The drill and crews have been mobilized to site and the Company's maiden drill program at Ginger Ridge is now underway. The program will total approximately 1,200 metres ("m") of diamond drilling and consist of 6 to 8 holes aimed at testing priority near-surface target areas within the central core of the Ginger Ridge gold geochemical anomalies. Drilling will be carried out by Energold Drilling Corp., utilizing the same type of man-portable hydraulic drill rig that has been successfully utilized elsewhere in the region, with minimal environmental footprint.
The set up for the video below reads: Sponsored by Mining Maven at: http://www.miningmaven.com/getreal Jan Skoyles presents a Get REAL special on silver. She talks to Mark O'Byrne of Goldcore.com about how the industrial and precious metal will do. Best viewed on Page 2.
HOUSTON – We have just two stops to make on today’s rabbit trail, but both of them “count” and both are pretty dang important. Today we will be looking at what some are calling a “too-high, too fast” net long position in silver by Managed Money traders and then we will cover an aspect of the huge, record high short position in silver futures held by the mercenary Swap Dealers, and it’s a “keeper.” So, with no further preamble, let’s take the lesser of the two first and move on from there.
Have you noticed some of the analysis out there that says that Managed Money (MM) traders (large Specs, hedge funds, CTAs, CPOs, and other large traders who trade futures for clients, not for their own book), have a “too-high” net long position – that they have, according to those analysts, “put on too many longs in too short a time” which, they say, usually “precedes a sharp drop in the price of silver?”
Well, what that kind of thinking must stem from is a chart that looks like this when we look at the MM net long position as of July 25:
David begins: In just 800 words Pat Buchanan exposes the sheer juvenile delinquency embodied in Washington’s current Ukrainian fiasco. He accomplishes this by reminding us of the sober restraint that governed the actions of American Presidents from FDR to Eisenhower, Reagan and Bush I with respect to Eastern Europe during far more perilous times.
In a word, as much as they abhorred the brutal Soviet repression of the Hungarian uprising in 1956, the Prague Spring in 1968 and the solidarity movement in Poland in the early 1980s, among many other such incidents, they did not threaten war for one simple reason: These unfortunate episodes did not further endanger America’s national security. Instead, in different ways each of these Presidents searched for avenues of engagement with the often disagreeable and belligerent leaders of the Soviet Empire because they “felt that America could not remain isolated from the rulers of the world’s largest nation”.
Accordingly, during the entire span from 1933, when FDR recognized the Soviet Union, until 1991, when it ended, the US never once claimed Ukraine’s independence was part of its foreign policy agenda or a vital national security interest. Why in the world, therefore, should we be meddling in the backyard of a far less threatening Russia today?
HOUSTON – You know that bearish gold call from Goldman Swaps Sachs on Thursday that helped push gold lower, albeit not really very much? Let's look at the action in gold and silver in hourly terms with the COT cutoffs shown to refresh the memory.
Just so everyone knows we all know the score, below is the near record high short positioning of the 18 traders who reported gold shorts and the 14 traders who reported silver shorts as Swap Dealers in the July 25 disaggregated commitments of traders report (DCOT) by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
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