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(Courtesy of Greg Hunter of www.USAWatchdog.com) Dear CIGAs, My nephew, Luke, called me the other day vexing over the materials used in our coins.  He is a finance major in grad school and was researching money when he discovered that pennies were 97.5 percent zinc and nickels were mostly copper with only a nickel coating. … Read more »

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(Courtesy of Greg Hunter of www.USAWatchdog.com) Dear CIGAs, The economic “recovery” talk picked up some speed yesterday as retail sales for August were announced.  The government said sales were up a whopping .4%. It seemed everybody on financial TV was talking like the worst is now behind us, and there was no chance of a… Read more »

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Dear CIGAs, There has been a flurry of proposals this week on how to get the economy growing again.  The President has been giving speeches across the country offering up plans for more infrastructure spending, business tax cuts and credits.  The Republican plan includes keeping all the Bush tax cuts in place and rolling back… Read more »

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Dear CIGAs, Second quarter GDP growth numbers were revised down last week to a paltry 1.6% from 2.4%.  Wall Street celebrated because some were expecting “growth” to be revised even lower.  The stock market shot up on this news, but should everyone feel relieved because the U.S. got at least some growth?  Consider this–we paid… Read more »

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Dear CIGAs, A little more than two months ago, banking analyst Meredith Whitney said on CNBC, “Unequivocally, I see a double-dip in housing.  There’s no doubt about it . . . prices are going down again.” I’d say unequivocally she was spot on.  A few of the hellish headlines dragging the economy down include: Existing… Read more »

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary Slowly the Sheeple are waking up. MOPE is becoming less effective. This is how trends start. Dear CIGAs, Recently, a new Gallup poll delivered some bad news to mainstream media–only one fourth of people asked believe what it says.  The Gallup story said, “Americans continue to express near-record-low confidence in newspapers and… Read more »

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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary To quote CIGA Pedro, who holds all the credentials necessary for his position as an authority, it is all about OTC energy derivatives. If BP, who had their credit reduced to one year duration, gets squeezed out they cannot hedge their already huge positions putting that entire market in the same condition… Read more »

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Dear CIGAs, A little more than two years ago, economist John Williams of shadowstats.com predicted a “severe recession” was coming and soon.  At the time, I was working as an investigative correspondent for CNN.  I interviewed Williams for a story about the coming financial crisis.  Most so-called experts, at the time, did not see the… Read more »