Today David Stockman warned King World News that there is a great “unwind” ahead that will “ricochet” violently through all global financial markets. Stockman also predicted there will be a worldwide flight to gold during the coming panic which will eclipse the mania seen in gold in 1980. KWN takes Stockman’s warning very seriously because he is the man former President Reagan called on in 1981, during that crisis, to become Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Below is what Stockman had to say in this powerful and exclusive interview.
Stockman: “The markets are just irrationally thrashing around in response to a Fed that has lost control of policy. They have been working their way to the edge of a cliff, I think, for years now with this massive money printing, bond buying, and zero interest rates.
They are saying through 2015 we are not going to tighten the short-term interest rate, which means it will be zero for (a total of) six years. That is just crazy, almost lunatic….
Today whistleblower Andrew Maguire warned King World News that the LBMA is now staring dangerously into the abyss once again. Maguire, who recently appeared in the CBC production “The Secret World of Gold,” described this stunning situation as “very similar to the abyss that Gordon Brown stared into when the Bank of England was forced to bailout Goldman Sachs 13 years ago.” Below is part one of a series of extraordinary written interviews that will be released today with Maguire on King World News.
Maguire: “The mainstream media has this myopic focus on the over 600 tons of GLD redemptions, while in reality we are witnessing massive bullion demand far in excess of these relatively small ETF redemptions. This bullion demand is actually putting enormous pressure upon immediately deliverable LBMA bullion stocks.
What is notable, Eric, is that since the ABN AMRO bank default became public, it forced that defensive attack by the Fed and the Bank for International Settlements….
With Ben Bernanke ready to deliver his semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress starting today, a legend in the business warned King World News about what is going to “trigger a tidal wave of short covering in gold.” Keith Barron, who consults with major companies around the world and is responsible for one of the largest gold discoveries in the last quarter century, also spoke with KWN about the massive global demand for both gold and silver and what he is directly experiencing in the marketplace.
Barron: “Right now I am focused on the gold price. We are up over $100 off the lows on gold and silver has broken through $20. All of this is thanks to Bernanke, who shot himself in the foot yet again with talk about tapering QE again. This trashed the stock market briefly and had spectacularly chaotic consequences in the bond market as well….
Today one of the savviest and well connected hedge fund managers in the world shocked King World News by taking us once again on a trip down the rabbit hole that was nothing short of breathtaking. Outspoken Hong Kong hedge fund manager William Kaye spoke with KWN about the missing Fed and German gold, where it has gone, and how much gold the People’s Bank Of China (PBOC) really owns. This interview is going to stun readers around the world. Kaye, who 25 years ago worked for Goldman Sachs in mergers and acquisitions, had this to say in part I of his remarkable interview.
Kaye: “Global hegemony (leadership or dominance) is changing in a way that most people don’t fully comprehend. This area of the world, the Asia-Pacific, China in particular, is positioning itself to be the leading global power as we look out over the next five to ten years.
My sources tell me that contrary to the public numbers that are available, China has anywhere between 4,000 to possibly 8,000 tons of (physical) gold….
A King World News source out of London has confirmed that Goldman Sachs has been long gold for years. The source stated, “Goldman Sachs has been getting long the metals for years. Goldman Sachs has essentially been acting as their own central bank, buying on dips for years to hedge their currency positions which are being eroded through coordinated global money printing or currency debasement which they knew would take place. They are long the metals as a hedge and as I said have been for many years.”
The London source also discussed the silver shorts:
“If silver holds for a few hours above $25.50, they (local traders who have been invited short) will just capitulate. You could see a $1 move in an hour if there is a race for the exits. Above $25.50, the locals that are short will literally get margin calls and will have to exit their shorts and it could become disorderly on the upside.
The jaws are closing on these shorts. The silver market is underpinned by everyone who is waiting in the wings to accumulate, that is why you saw the extraordinary buying yesterday off of the lows which continues in today’s trading.”
There was also mention that the industrial users of silver are close to losing faith in the banks which have been telling them there are no problems with silver supplies:
“The industrials, when they see that there is tightness or delays in shipping, will then go out and stockpile silver so their assembly lines are not shut down. We would then be talking about potentially tens of millions of ounces required for delivery to these industrial users in a short period of time. The banks have told these industrial users for years that there is no problem with silver supplies. When these industrial users lose faith in the banks, they will move right away to secure stockpiles.”
With tremendous volatility continuing in global markets this summer, John Williams, of Shadowstats, released an incredibly important report which contained an ominous warning. Below is a key portion of this tremendous report, and King World News wanted to pass it along to our global readers:
Here is the ominous warning from John Williams of Shadowstats:
Beginning to Approach the End Game. “Nothing is normal: not the economy, not the financial system, not the financial markets and not the political system. The financial system still remains in the throes and aftershocks of the 2008 panic and near-systemic collapse, and from the ongoing responses to same by the Federal Reserve and federal government. Further panic is possible and hyperinflation remains inevitable.
Typical of an approaching, major turning point in the domestic- and global-market perceptions, bouts of extreme volatility and instability have been seen with increasing frequency in the financial markets, including equities, currencies and the monetary precious metals (gold and silver). Consensus market expectations on the economy and Federal Reserve policy also have been in increasing flux. The FOMC and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke have put forth a plan for reducing and eventually ending quantitative easing in the form of QE3. The tapering or cessation of QE3 is contingent upon the U.S. economy performing in line with overly-optimistic economic projections provided by the Fed. Initially, market reaction pummeled stocks, bonds and gold.
Underlying economic reality remains much weaker than Fed projections. As actual economic conditions gain broader recognition, market sentiment should shift quickly towards no imminent end to QE3, and then to expansion of QE3. The markets and the Fed are stuck with underlying economic reality, and, eventually, they will have to recognize same. Business activity remains in continued and deepening trouble, and the Federal Reserve—despite currency-market platitudes to the contrary—is locked into quantitative easing by persistent problems now well beyond its control. Specifically, banking-system solvency and liquidity remain the primary concerns for the Fed, driving the quantitative easing. Economic issues are secondary concerns for the Fed; they are used as political cover for QE3. That cover will continue for as long as the Fed needs it.
By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
Hard asset expert Tom Cloud has spotted a clear trend with “the lions share” of his 2,000 high net worth clients. Cloud says, “I had a client the other day who liquidated a several million dollar position in an ETF because he said it’s time to put gold and silver in my hand. . . . People, the wealthier they are, want to get physical gold and silver in their hands.” Cloud is far from alone in his observation. Cloud reports, “I was talking to a major wholesaler last week, when the price was going down, and I asked how many orders have you had today? He said 560. I asked how many have sold to you? He said 20.” Cloud says delivery times for gold and silver bullion are unusually long. When supplies of precious metals are plentiful, Cloud says, “It would be in my hand in three to five days. . . Now, depending on the product, it’s two and a half to six weeks.” Cloud says the only two other times supply has been this tight was “1980 and 2008.” Cloud contends, “Supplies are tight and fear is high. I see it getting worse this fall.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Tom Cloud of CloudHardAssets.com.
Jim Sinclair’s Commentary
The level of hatred in emails has reached levels never before witnessed.
Foul is the understatement of a lifetime. There is no dislike of gold and gold people, but rather a putrid rank hatred.
Sir Richard the Good’s article is timely.
On the heels of continued volatility in key global markets, the Godfather of newsletter writers, Richard Russell, put out one of his most import notes. This is a fantastic piece where Russell notes that the gold market is now rising on a “stairway of hatred.” The legendary writer also includes 7 key charts.
Richard Russell: “Friday ended with a late sell-off in the Dow, and some fireworks in the gold area. The real gold action was in the mining shares, which, because they are highly leveraged, tend to lead the actual price of gold bullion.
It’s notable that nobody talks or writes any more about the price movement in the market. 99% of everything written about the market has to do with the news and how it might affect the market. As a result, I feel all alone in writing about the action of the stock averages, and its implications.
For instance, I’ve described the “box” or the trading range that we now find the Dow in. What are the implications of a Dow break out above or below the trading range? In the meantime, what are the Transports and the A-D line doing? I search Barron’s for a column or even a paragraph on the price action but not a word. It’s all endless conjectures regarding what the Fed may or may not do.
When I first started Dow Theory Letters in 1958, technical analysis was unknown, and most market people called technical analysis “voodoo.” I feel as though I’m back in 1958 again.