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Great and Wonderful First Day of Winter Folks,

       What a day already and it hasn’t even started here with February Gold now trading at $1,884.20, down $4.70 after hitting a high of $1,912 with the low at $1,859. Silver is still positive with its trade at $26.54, up 50.7 cents after spiking to $27.635 (up $1.602) and with a spiked low at $25.12 (down 91.3 cents from Friday’s Comex close). The US Dollar has spiked as well with the value pegged at 90.62, up 66.7 points and coming off the high at 90.95 with the low to beat, at 90.02. Of course, all this happened already before 5 am pst, the Comex open, after all of London closes, and after youtube removed the president’s lawyers opening statement during the senate committee hearing. “YouTube has decided that my opening statement in the U.S. [Senate], given under oath and based upon hard evidence, is too dangerous for you to see; they removed it. To this day, ‘our evidence has never been refuted, only ignored.’ Why is Google so afraid of the truth?” Big Tech is going to have a very hard time when their bosses get arrested, now that “they” decide what is real and not, taking away your chance of making that opinion. Btw, here is the full hearing with Trump’s attorneys talking points, so you can decide.

      In Venezuela, Gold is now priced at 18,818.45 Bolivar, showing a loss of 84.89 since Friday morning with Silver doing the opposite, adding 3.795 Bolivar with the last trade at 265.068. Argentina’s price for Gold lost 618.09 with its last price at 155,936.11 A-Peso’s with Silver’s last trade at 2,196.42 A-Peso’s adding 32.64 more since Friday’s pop. Over the Atlantic, and on the other side of the Mediterranean, Turkey now has Gold’s price at 14,484.99 T-Lira, it too pulling back 15.53 since Friday with Silver adding 3.598 T-Lira’s with its last trade at 204.025.

      December Silver has only 7 days of trade left to deliver, with a Demand Count at 497 fully paid for 5,000-ounce contracts waiting for receipts and with a Volume of 105 already up on the board with a trading range between $26.99 and $25.41 with the last swap at $26.44, up 49.1 cents so far today. Friday’s full Ice/Comex trades happened in between $26.12 and $25.985 with the last swap at $25.949, a loss of 15.1 cents that also had 105 contracts being purchased with NO CHANGES in the demands which remains stuck at 497. Were the boys at Comex too lazy to change the Volume and Open Interest or is there a Resolute buyer coming in as the receipts are being dished out? Silver’s Overall Open Interest seems to not have the same issue as the delivery numbers do as 177 contracts left the field of play since Friday’s early morning count leaving 169,981 short contracts to suffer a kick in the wallet, and during a holiday week too. Joy to The World!

      December Gold’s Delivery Demands are also unchanged from Friday’s numbers, which still total 1,891 fully paid for 100-ounce contracts, and with a trading range between $1,908 and $1,869.10 with the last swap at $1,880.50, a loss of $5.20, with a total of 68 swaps so far today. Friday’s full delivery trades happened in between $1,889.50 and $1,882.30 with the last buy at $1,885.70, a loss of $1.50 that had a total of 276 contracts swapping hands. Gold’s Overall Open Interest only lost 377 contracts leaving a total of 562,093 shorts holding on to their contracts, in the hope their Algo hasn’t been gauged.

      Today’s “Ice” (International Commodity Exchange) trading ranges within precious metals, have exceeded the last 2 days of the Triple Witch Week. Not a normal circumstance within my memory banks, and it may mean something as we move forward, since this is supposed to be holiday trading. I blame all this on Erik, who bought some physicals last week. Enjoy the longest night of the year, and have a hot cup of chocolate, sit by that fire, with as many loved ones allowed without getting arrested by your state’s brown shirt Gestapo. Keep the faith and as always …

Stay Strong!

Jeremiah Johnson

JeremiahJohnson@cableone.net

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Posted at 9:24 AM (CST) by & filed under USAWatchdog.com.

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Saturday Post)

Investment advisor and former Assistant Secretary of Housing Catherine Austin Fitts says the so-called “reset” is here, and this means the old system has to be destroyed.  The number one goal of reset architects is destroying Jesus and all of his Christian believers.  Fitts explains, “You hold up the dollar and what does it say?  ‘In God We Trust.’  So, a liquid currency with the breadth of the dollar depends on faith and faith in a divine intelligence.  You know, that there is something bigger.  What do our founding documents say?  They say our freedom comes to us from divine authority.  Right?  So, to destroy that system, you have to destroy those things.  When you look at the Covid 19 lockdowns, the number one target has been the churches.  They have been trying to bankrupt and destroy the churches. . . . It is clear that there is a war on the churches. . . .

You could say this is a war on God and a battle between good and evil.  Fitts says, “The question is:  are we going to be hyper-materialistic governed by a demonic spirit?  Or, are we going to be sovereign individuals governed by a divine intelligence?  Those are the two visions.”

Fitts says the reset is also about trying to get rid of President Trump and his supporters.  Fitts explains, “If you look at the Covid 19 restrictions, they were clearly aimed at wiping out the businesses of millions of Trump supporters.  I would describe that as covert operations coming into the elections.  It’s really a war on populism because the goal of the leadership is not just to put Biden in, but to clamp down on anybody with independent revenues and independent stature who is supporting real populist policies.  So, we are in the middle of the war on populism.  With the voting fraud, it looked to me the mail-in ballots were designed to engineer a fraud.  It was interesting because Attorney General Barr said that before the election, and he said that this system can’t possibly work.  So, we knew it was going to be a problem.”

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Great and Wonderful Friday Morning Folks,

      Gold is recovering from yesterday’s reopening or “late in the day Ice dip” with the price at $1,892.70, up $2.30 and close to the high, made moments ago, at $1,894.40 with the low down at $1,881.90. March Silver is signaling, but not like it was earlier, with its current price at $26.16, down 2.1 cents, after spiking to $26.27, a minute before, with the low at $25.865. The US Dollar is finally getting some support (or is it shorts liquidating?) with the value pegged at 89.85, up 11.4 points after reaching up to 89.965, with the low at 89.785. Of course, all this happened before 5 am pst, the Comex open, the London close, and after the Austrian Central Bank, decided to fight against the digital currency push, that every other central is trying to pander upon everyone.

       In Venezuela, Gold has gained another 106.86 Bolivar with the last trade at 18,903.34 with Silver’s last trade at 261.273 Bolivar, a gain of 2.647. Argentina’s price for Gold is now at 156,554.20, proving a gain of 1,171.43 A-Peso’s overnight with Silver adding 25.89 with the last price at 2,163.78 A-Peso’s. The Turkish Lira’s newest price for Gold is now at 14,500.52, proving a loss of 103.02 T-Lira with Silver’s last trade at 200.427, a loss of 0.496 of a T-Lira,  as the currency is pushed higher.

      December Silver Delivery Demands now has a total of 497 fully paid for contracts still waiting for receipts and with a Volume of 4 up on the board, which showed up last night (6:08:15pm est) with a lonely price of $26.12, proving a 2-cent gain, so far today. Yesterday’s full day of Ice/Comex trade happened in between $26.18 and $25.45 with the last buy at $26.135, a gain of $1.185, with the Comex Close Calculated at $26.10, showing a gain of $1.15 that had a total of 201 contracts being bought helping to reduce the demand count by 90 contracts that got receipts. There is far more fear to see here as Silver’s Overall Open Interest points to another 6,666 more short contracts having to be added, or Silver would have really popped, leaving me thinking that we will soon see margins being raised in order to support the central banks short trades against the Resolute Buyers bringing today’s early morning total to 170,158 paper contracts. As an added caveat, these central banks and friends, all have the ears of the planet’s commodity exchanges. These same exchanges control all margins, so what’s to stop them all from adding more margins, even at the same time? Deliveries, will stop it or pop it!

      December Gold’s Delivery Demands now stand at 1,891 fully paid for contracts and with a Volume of 15 up on the board with a trading range between $1,889.50 and $1,882.30 with the last swap at $1,888, up 80 cents so far today. Yesterday’s Ice/Comex trading period happened in between $1,896.20 and $1,874.20 with the last purchase at $1,886.50, a gain of $30.40 with a CCC at $1,887.20, a Comex gain of $31.10 that had a total of 414 swaps helping to reduce the demand count by 2,847 contracts, that got receipts, in order to get physicals, maybe. Gold’s Overall Open Interest is also showing the fear the centrals have as another 7,851 more contracts had to be added, or the prices would have made a new LOCH (Life of Contract High), leaving a count of 562,470 shorts to trade against the physicals.

      Ronan Manly found something that could be very important, that goes deep within the issues of precious metals, when he noticed “The One Day CFO Wonder”, who got hired just prior to GLD’s financial year-end. Apparently, Laura Melman resigned the day before the September Due Date, and this man stepped in, took his pay, and immediately quit, after he signed off on the 10-K. Is this why the deliveries in Gold these past few months have been off the charts?

      We can’t have a day without American Politics as we remind our readers that Joe Biden didn’t lie when he stated “Democrats created the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization’ in American history”. Let’s face it! This is factual, he said it and there’s no edit! What’s even more hilarious is what facebook has applied when anyone posts this uncut video. “Before you share this content, you might want to know there’s additional reporting from USA TODAY and Reuters Fact Check.” The USA Today’s article these fact checkers used, states “Joe Biden misspoke about his campaign’s voter protection efforts”. Then the other article used to defend the fact checkers and their careers, states the “Clip of Biden taken out of context to portray him as plotting a voter fraud scheme”. No one has to wonder what these services would be saying if Trump said it exactly the same way. I wonder what the hundreds of other news services have to say? Probably not important as these 2 articles. And facebook wants to keep its Section 230 protection.

     Supposedly the president is to get an investigative report on the voter fraud accusations. Not only regarding this election, but a history of foreign interferences in the past as well, maybe. Just how big is this Kraken after all? Is it a tiny Gecko or the one in the “Clash of the Titans”? Maybe something in between.

     While all this and more is going on, we continue to support the idea of buying any amount one can, of precious metals. Every ounce taken away from the central play helps support today’s title. Make gifting of precious metals, a tradition. So have a great weekend, find a smile and use it all day long, enjoy the holiday celebrations, and as always …

Stay Strong!

Jeremiah Johnson

JeremiahJohnson@cableone.net

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Posted at 9:00 AM (CST) by & filed under In The News.

Bill Holter’s Commentary

Do you get it now??

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

In case you have not been keeping up, the “system” is now 270 days “late”…! As the saying goes, one man’s asset is another’s lability. Do you understand this?

A Record 61% Of Restaurants, 35% Of Small Businesses Can’t Pay December Rent
December 16, 2020

Another day, another restaurant doomsday story.

According to the latest Alignable Rent Poll, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for small businesses everywhere to pay their rent in full and on time, given the latest COVID resurgences. The need for more federal funding is also becoming more pronounced for many of these businesses, according to the poll.

These findings are based on the most recent Alignable Rent Poll conducted among 9,204 small business owners from 11/21-11/23/2020. Here are the highlights:

Several B2C industries are devastated – 61% of restaurants can’t pay their rent this month. That’s up 19% from 42% in November.

35% of U.S. small businesses couldn’t pay their rent this month, up 3% from 32% in November.

Beauty salons (46%) and travel/hospitality businesses (43%) round out the Top 3 most-affected businesses, but many others are in trouble.

Looking at demographics, minority-owned businesses are suffering the most, as 49% of them reported that they could not afford their rent in December. That figure is 5% higher than it was in November.

Women-owned businesses are also struggling (38% of those have not paid their rent, up 3% from 35% last month).

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

WOW! 145 grain germs?

Seriously? Gunshot Deaths Counted Among COVID-19 Fatalities in Colorado
December 16, 2020

A pair of gunshot deaths that counted among COVID fatalities have earned the ire of a county coroner in Colorado.

Grand County, in the sparsely-populated (but breathtaking) northwestern quarter of the state, is home to fewer than 15,000 people and has been lucky enough to endure only a handful of deaths related to the Wuhan Virus.

But of those five deaths, County Coroner Brenda Bock says two actually died of gunshot wounds.

Bock sounded furious in her interview with CBS4 News in Denver, and with good reason. Grand County’s economy is heavily reliant on tourism, and as Bock told CBS4, “It’s absurd that they would even put that on there.”

“Would you want to go to a county that has really high death numbers?” she asked, presumably rhetorically. “Would you want to go visit that county because they are contagious? You know I might get it, and I could die if all of a sudden one county has a high death count. We don’t have it, and we don’t need those numbers inflated.”

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