• Gold: 1,423.88 20.55
  • Silver: 15.95 0.42
  • Euro: 1.122 0.001
  • USDX: 97.232 -0.163
  • Oil: 56.63 -0.9

Wow, what a shock! for Whirlybird Janet

Wow, what a shock! Gold and silver attacked on the year's thinnest trading day, one day ahead of the historic "key attack event" of Whirlybird Janet's semi-annual Congressional economic testimony.

There is NO RECOVERY!

Today's list of "horrible headlines" has never been longer - and this, during the so-called "summer doldrums." Middle Eastern violence, plunging economic growth, the default of the largest Portuguese bank, the BOJ preparing to monetize Japanese stocks, and plunging U.S. Treasury yields despite the so-called, eternally propagandized "recovery." Heck, Wal-Mart's CEO said so yesterday, there is NO RECOVERY!

France de-dollarizing?

This weekend, our "ally" France made strong comments about de-dollarizing, joining our "enemies" the Chinese and Russians - and countless others. The global economy continues to plunge into the abyss - and with each passing day, the Fed's reckoning day (of announcing further QE) approaches. What will arrive first, the markets destroying America - and rocketing PMs to the stratosphere; or the Fed itself?

Pricing will get revealed

Ah, $1,320 gold - the "line in the sand" being defended as this month's COMEX options expiration period ends. Throughout the world, the upsurge in PM sentiment is starting to build; and for those that choose to ignore the word's of burgeoning Shanghai Gold Exchange's Chairman, we can only warn you otherwise. “Shanghai Gold will change the current gold market ‘consumption in the East, but priced in the West’ situation. When China will have a right to speak in the international gold market, pricing will get revealed.”

Why silver’s outperforming gold and isn’t done yet

Silver has quietly scored double the percentage gains of gold this month, and prices for silver probably haven’t topped out for the year. “The real value of silver is far from being realized,” said Andrew Chanin, chief executive officer of PureFunds, which offers the PureFunds ISE Junior Silver ETF.

A very ugly world - VERY soon

Quite a week, as the Cartel has suppressed PMs (during options expiration week) like we've never seen before. Horrible GDP, surging oil prices, lost Chinese gold, Gazprom de-dollarizing, and countless other PM-bullish events. Not to mention, plunging interest rates, per what we wrote in the "most damning proof yet of QE failure."

PM "bear market" over!

I attended Jim Sinclair's Denver Q&A on Saturday; at which point, he joined Richard Russell in declaring the PM "bear market" over. In fact, he anticipates a significant challenge to dollar hegemony this Fall, and gold prices of at least $2,000/oz - and potentially $3,500/oz. The end game is nigh, and we advise you to take heed!

Embarrassment of dovishness

Yesterday's FOMC statement was an all-out embarrassment of dovishness, which is why today's article - to be published shortly - is titled "Yellen's Last Stand"; and my weekly audioblog, also to be published later today, is titled "the Fed's rapidly approaching Waterloo."

Manipulation Monday

My weekly podcast on the Financial Survival Network is titled "Manipulation Monday" - and no better example of this can be see than today. Oil prices are surging as Iraq and the Ukraine devolve into civil war, and global economies are sinking deeper into the abyss. Meanwhile, the Fed is desperately supporting the 10-year Treasury yield at 2.6%, in fears of widespread realization of the "most damning proof yet of QE failure"; whilst the PPT will not allow stocks to fall, or PAPER PMs to rise.

Feisty Silver Bulls Face a Key Hurdle

The futures are looking robust for the first time in a long while. Yesterday’s rally generated yet another bullish impulse leg on the daily chart by surpassing an external peak at 19.525 recorded on May 23. A rally that is able to exceed at least two prior peaks with each new thrust, as Silver has been doing, is demonstrating that it is raring to go. If this is indeed so, we should see a surge today that surpasses the distinctive external peak at 19.825 (see inset) from May 22. Night owls looking to climb aboard should look to do so on a resumption of the rally following a shallow pullback of perhaps 15 cents from Thursday’s 19.565 high.