Feel free to check out and share Bill Holter’s interview with Kate Dalley for syndicated Fox Radio.
Feel free to check out and share Bill Holter’s interview with Kate Dalley for syndicated Fox Radio.
Below is a link to a .45 second must watch video!
I thought I would put today in perspective for those throwing in the towel on gold and silver. 23,000 silver contracts were sold in just a few minutes this morning. This equates to 115 million ounces. For perspective, there are only two countries in the world that produce this much in one year, Mexico and Peru. China roughly produces 115 million ounces but the production is not normally sold onto world markets.
Looking at this from a “company” perspective, no single company even comes close to producing 115 million ounces. In fact, the three largest silver producing companies in the world, Fresnillo, KGHM Polska, and Goldcorp only produce about 125 million ounces combined over a year’s time.
Today’s action, selling 115 million ounces of silver is an impossibility in any “real world” governed by any real rule of law because of the above production numbers. As I have said for years when these raids occur, “no one has this much silver to sell, and no one would be stupid enough to sell in this fashion if they were trying to get the best price possible for themselves or their client”.
What you witnessed today was an act of total desperation not to mention stupidity. “They” have absolutely tipped their hand and done something so obvious and egregious that they have probably ended their own “game”. You should understand one thing and one thing only from today, buy as much physical silver as you can possibly afford and have it delivered out to you or a non bank vault.
I say this because “game over” has arrived and the day is quite near when gold and silver will not be attainable at any fiat price. They will be bid with no offer. Ask yourself a couple of very simple questions. Could anyone enter an order to purchase 100 million ounces of silver and actually have it filled and real silver delivered? During a time of stress in the financial system, how many different individuals/corporations/money managers/countries have the ability to swing a $2 billion trade? 1,000? 10,000? More? Money is sloshing around a system with no foundation and stumbling like a drunk with a .3 blood alcohol level, all that is needed to completely wipe out and default these paper markets is “pocket change” to many, many entities. “Fear” will be the initial trigger, what do you suppose the emotion will be when it is understood gold nor silver is available for purchase? Please use your God given common sense, what was done today is not a possibility if the market was real, it is not!
Standing watch and calling bullshit on this one!
Bill Holter’s Commentary
Now they call for Jeff Sessions to resign …significantly upping the ante. As I wrote yesterday, a race is on between either trashing the Trump administration or indictments and perp walks. My money is on truth bombs that shock the world to its core!
Key G.O.P. Lawmakers Say Jeff Sessions Should Recuse Himself From Russia Inquiry
March 2, 2017
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans began breaking ranks on Thursday to join Democrats in demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuse himself from overseeing an investigation into contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Those calls came after the disclosure that Mr. Sessions himself spoke with the Russian ambassador last year, in seeming contradiction to his testimony at his confirmation hearing.
The partisan furor that broke out with the Justice Department’s acknowledgment of the contacts late Wednesday began to take on a bipartisan sheen as the controversy spilled into Thursday morning.
The House majority leader, Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Mr. Sessions “needs to clarify” his testimony and that he also thought Mr. Sessions should recuse himself from Russia-linked investigations.
Bill Holter’s Commentary
The last of the rough riders… and maybe the end of “Bundy standoffs” for at least the next four years?
New Interior Secretary Zinke Rides Horse To Work On First Day
March 2, 2017
As Politico’s John Bresnahan first noted, anyone scoping out the Dept of the Interior today was greeted with an odd sight:Trump’s new Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, rode a horse to his first day of work at the department’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, Thursday morning. Zinke wore a cowboy hat, boots and jeans for the Thursday morning ride, which preceded a welcoming event in the lobby of the building.
Photos tweeted by Zinke and by Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement show the former Navy SEAL riding with U.S. Park Police officers. “Honored to stand with the brave officers of @USParkPolice – these professionals put their lives on the line for us,” Zinke tweeted.
Why a horse? The transportation choice aligns with Zinke’s choice to brand himself as a conservative and conservationist in the mold of President Teddy Roosevelt, a strong advocate for outdoor recreation who established numerous national parks. As The Hill adds, Zinke was Montana’s sole House representative before the Senate confirmed him to the Interior post Wednesday. Vice President Pence swore him in Wednesday night.
Bill Holter’s Commentary
$2 billion worth of silver sold? …if I’m not mistaken, total global silver production in a year is about $15 billion. In layman’s terms, almost two months of global silver production was sold in minutes. Again, “who” actually has this amount of silver and “who” (what idiot?) would ever sell in this fashion and not be fired for destroying their own price to sell at? Clearly an effort to keep silver from crossing its 200 day moving average just over $18 but nothing to see here, especially by the CFTC. The day will come when gold and silver cannot be had for ANY amount of fiat, make sure you are sitting on your stack when that day arrives!
Silver Is Collapsing On Massive Volume
March 2, 2017
At exactly 1130ET (as Europe closed), someone decided to unload over $2 billion notional of silver into the futures pits…
Over 23,000 Silver futures contracts suddenly puked into the market as soon as Europe closed…
I had a long conversation with Jim Sunday evening regarding the increase in volume and pitch to sabotage President Trump. He asked that I write an article addressing the push/pull toward impeaching or at least neutering him. The “movement” to impeach him (even before taking office) has grown and now looks like there are actual odds the “left” will try in reality.
I wrote “the left” above but in reality it is not just the left as we have seen Paul Ryan, Darrell Issa and other so called conservatives begin to change colors. The reality is Donald Trump is up against a very powerful machine that is entrenched and sucking the life out of the country. This machine is not U.S. centric but in fact has tentacles all over the world with a stranglehold on many “not so sovereign” governments.
The story has been Russia, Russia, Russia, in a he said she said fashion. To this point there is and has been zero evidence directly tying Mr. Trump to Russia…but no matter, they may make some up. Michael Flynn did resign after admitting he spoke to a Russian minister though we still do not have transcripts. We believe Mr. Flynn most certainly asked Russia to not take the bait and retaliate at further U.S. sanctions after the election but before the inauguration. For this, Jim and I believe he should be given the medal of honor for averting WW III. We ask, where was the press, where were the left AND the right when president Obama was caught on a hot microphone in conversation with Russian president Medvedev saying “I will have more flexibility after the next election”? His statement of course fully understood and followed by Mr. Medvedev responding “I will inform Vladimir”. Where was the outrage then?!
As quipped above, we believe something will be “made up” in an effort to impeach President Trump. It is now most likely a “race” to get something started as fast as possible, prior to AG Jeff Sessions handing down any indictments. Please understand, this is a fight to the death between light and dark, and ANYTHING goes! Ask yourself this simple question, if President Trump was truly pulling the strings …and truly in bed with Russia, then why is it five Russian diplomats have recently been assassinated or had “untimely” heart attacks? These men were all long time personal friends of Mr. Putin, it certainly looks like he is being goaded into responding with force.
But why? Why does it (and has for several years) appear like the U.S. is trying to incite a war with Russia? This question I believe is most simple of all, the “deep state” either believes they can pull off another WWI or WWII where they pull the economy from the jaws of depression…or more likely, they know the current system cannot continue and must kick the table over. I have been on the record for at least two years, “they must place blame” on something other than their Ponzi, blood sucking policies as reason for the collapse.
This is a very dangerous game both nationally and internationally. Internationally they are playing with human annihilation. Nationally they are playing with revolution, this needs a little explaining. If Mr. Trump is impeached, it will require votes from the right to do so …immediately after the people have spoken by taking both houses and 35 governorships. Should impeachment go forward, Joe six pack will take to the streets. Mr. six pack should not be confused with a bunch of delirious snowflakes carrying signs and backed up by paid vandals. No, Mr. six pack will be PACKING! He will be packing long arms and laden with full clips. Interestingly, there are many, and a majority of “law enforcement” named “JOE SIXPACK” who actually still believe in the rule of law.
Personally, as I hear of the prospects of impeachment, unless some “evidence”, REAL evidence, were to come out that actually makes sense and not a piece of Swiss cheese logic, I (and Jim) have personally decided to be Joe six packs. We are in a fight to retain, or to lose our country altogether. True Americans put up with huge transgressions over the past eight (and many prior) years. Like it or not, we were led by a Muslim president, probably not a natural born citizen and of questionable sexuality …but we did not riot, we did not destroy our neighbors businesses. No, we voted, because that is the “civilized” thing to do…
What I am arriving at is this, Joe six pack will not stand idly by when he is finally told “your vote does not matter”. Mr. six pack was fooled for many years when his “choices” were not really a choice, a vote for either one was a vote for “the machine”. Mr. six pack got wise to this and decided throw a monkey wrench into the machine. Joe can be told, and can accept many things. What he will not accept is “your vote does not count”! We hope it does not come to this but the road map shows that most all roads do lead to it. The odds, whether you like them or not, appear to favor an internal civil war unless the bastards get us nuked first.
(The above was written early Tuesday. It was purposely held until after President Trump addressed the nation and Congress. He vowed to put Americans, and “America” first. The man is trying to fulfill the promises he ran on (what a novel idea!) which is in direct opposition to the deep state and globalists plans. He said many things, many that even someone with any retained sanity on the left should applaud. He spoke to Americans as an AMERICAN! Now we must wait to see what the reaction is from the deep state and their propaganda media machine. Does the push from the deep state continue with more volume and shrill? They need to be very careful in how and how far they push as Joe six pack has his limits… the election as proof. The race is on between impeachment and indictments. Arrests and perp walks of high enough profile individuals will go a long way toward this country taking the correct fork in the road)!
When it comes to the latest US stance vis-a-vis China’s currency manipulation, the jury is out, and based on two recent statements it is more confused than ever.
Religion and politics, are both hot button issues no matter how you slice it, touchy subjects, if you will. Speaking, or writing about them, usually elicits rage, or anger …especially when they are mentioned together, or connected. Un-noticed by most is a ground shaking occurrence, whereby these two highly explosive issues are being joined at the hip. I do not want to anger anyone over their beliefs, so what I write below is entirely my observations of what is seemingly non-apparent to the financial community and to the public at large.
The issue at hand is a potential game changer; negotiations between the two largest holders of gold in the world; “a deal between china and the vatican”.
It was reported yesterday… the Pope has been in talks with China to advance, or bring into the open the Catholic Church’s presence in China; aka Christianity within the nation.
First, I highly doubt these talks are still in the preliminary stages. Rather, the reported negotiations are probably more of a “trial balloon” to a done deal, substantially already made. As you can see here, there is dissent and fear regarding any deal made. I deeply believe, that on the surface, the “public” side of the argument has far more meaning than meets the eye, maybe I am being too cynical, but I have given what I present here with considerable thought. I have a potential theory, if it is incorrect so be it, but the topic is certainly worth exploring in depth.
Some background; you may remember, that in the middle of last year we had a number of world leaders (including President Xi, Obama and the Pope) publicly mention a common refrain, about a “more equal and fair world, as well as a more equal distribution of wealth in the world”? BINGO!…I took these statements to be a veiled warning, of an upcoming “reset” among nations and peoples, whereby the rich, those country’s on the Dollar Standard, would lose wealth and purchasing power to those countries who’s standard of living suffered under Dollar Inflation (the poor). The most obvious way to accomplish this is seemingly a strategic move to reorganize the world trading standard, or even abolishing the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. This makes sense, as I view it, because the U.S. (West) has advantages when it comes to standard of living via borrowing or outright printing money to consume other countries productivity and natural resources. Please keep this thought in mind while reading further.
No matter what you hear or read about China being a “capitalistic” nation, their roots are Marxist, Socialist, or whatever term you would like to use. “Free market capitalists” they are not,
THESE ARE COMMAND ECONOMIES.
Judging from many statements by the Pope, he is also a socialist and as mentioned,…has also spoken of a “more equal and fair distribution of wealth in the world”. From a political ideology standpoint, the Vatican’s influence under a Jesuit Pope and China ruled by an appointed leader are in many ways very close in their world views, in my opinion.
So, what to make of all this? Is the Pope trying to spread Catholicism and China openly embracing it, or is this happening tied to something much, much deeper in fact? Let’s take a step back and look at a couple of commonalities they each hold. First, they each have, or reach, a huge population of over 1 billion people in some form or another. Combined, Catholics and Chinese represent roughly two of every seven people on the planet, or close to 30%. Let’s call this a huge base, for lack of a better term.
Secondly, and much more important, though not “official”, China is THE largest holder of gold on the planet …followed by none other than; The Vatican! Yes, you may tell me the U.S. is “THE” largest holder of gold, with 8,100 tons and you would be “officially” correct …but wrong in reality, as explained many times prior, as the Fed and Treasury continue to resist an audit of same. On the back of a napkin I can show China accumulating 20,000 tons or more. (You might also not agree the Vatican is a large holder of gold, I would ask, and how exactly were they paid during WWII to aid the travels and passports of refugees?) By the way, Franz Pick said before he died, The Vatican held more gold than anyone could imagine. I can “imagine”.
Do you see the dots connecting here, between China and The Vatican? My assumption is, there is now a joining of the world’s two economic giants, both in size and wealth, which the last I knew equals “power”! Seemingly this coming together by these powerful forces gives rise to the old axiom;
“He Who Has the Gold Makes the Rules.”
Now I have to venture, is this rapprochement between the Vatican and China part and parcel
of a New World Currency Order, whereby the yuan becomes the concentric world reserve currency, in some fashion, tied to the International Monetary funds Special Drawing Right (SDR)? Maybe, but who really wants that albatross around their neck? History has seen nation after nation assume world currency status only to be hollowed out financially and economically after years of abusing the privilege.
I theorize that China and The Vatican will revalue gold to levels unattainable by individuals and making it very difficult for sovereign treasuries and/or central banks to catch up. As the largest holders, they can effectively “make the price” … the higher they make it, the greater their wealth (and thus power)! I have to ask… What if China marks up gold but does not assume reserve currency responsibilities? What if they mark up gold and let the markets decide what each “currency” is worth …versus gold …based on how much gold held?
Please understand this…China has been financially abused by the West for centuries. Silver was devalued at the turn of the 20th century as a way to impoverish China as they were a Silver Nation. If the above is correct, or even close, and gold is revalued, then what will happen to the exchange ratio of silver to gold? Will the current 70-1 ratio hold or will silver be priced closer to God’s ratio of closer to 10-1?
As a side note, do you still wonder why President Trump has called China the “Grand master of currency manipulation”? Does he have a head’s up, or inkling, that a reset is in the works? I suspect he does.
If this theory is correct, at least we will have a true American as president and working on our behalf as opposed to a leader giving up the keys to the kingdom and throwing its people under the bus in the name of “fairness”? The “One World Government,” or “New World Order Types” as they identify themselves, are strongly opposed to the individual liberty movement rearing it’s head here there and everywhere. Seemingly, the “people” have thrown a monkey wrench into their plans for a One World Order; here and there and everywhere. Populism to them is like a rapidly spreading cancer, that must be stopped dead in it’s tracks. My assumption is; THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO BE HUNG ON A CROSS OF GOLD.
(aka, Wm. Jennings Bryan).
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The reason why is that shortly after Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said in a Bloomberg TV interview that there is “no urgency to brand China a currency manipulator”, and that no announcement on currency manipulation will come before the Treasury’s April report (which contradicted an October pledge by candidate Donald Trump to direct his Treasury secretary to name China a manipulator on the first day of his administration), hours later Reuters released an interview with Trump in which he accused China of being a “grand champion” at currency manipulation, adding he had not “held back” in his assessment that China manipulates its yuan currency.
“I think they’re grand champions at manipulation of currency. So I haven’t held back. We’ll see what happens.”
This morning China responded Trump’s accusation, when Beijing said it has no intention of using currency devaluation to its advantage in trade, which presumably excludes China’s August 2015 devaluation which unleashed a period of acute market volatility. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said he hoped the United States could “fully and correctly” view the exchange rate issue.
During the weekly interview, Bill and Jim discussed President Trump and wondered whether he truly understood gold. The following YouTube video from three years ago suggests he does.