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    "Central banks shift into equities"

    by markedtofuture Jun 16, 2014 6:29 PM
    markedtofuture markedtofuture Jun 16, 2014 8:58 PM Flag

    Do you understand what this really means? The Fed (central banks) own nearly 50% of all stocks. This means that yes, stocks are REALLY manipulated and the tin foil hat crew was right again. It means that central banks can keep on creating fake money and putting that money into stocks to create fake(r) values… or …they can tank all of the stock markets worldwide at will with the press of a single button that has the word "sell" on it.

    Going even further down the rabbit hole, this means that central banks own nearly half of the equity in all publicly held businesses. It means that by simply printing money, they have "privatized" the world! Of course, there is no telling as to when exactly this scheme started but let’s assume that sometime late in 2008 or early ’09 would be a good guess. The markets needed support AND it was a good entry level. Maybe this was something that "just happened" and then morphed into its current size? Maybe it wasn’t on purpose? I doubt this is the case as everything is orchestrated today, as the CIA is well known for saying, "there are no coincidences." Who will the central banks sell to if the want out? Ahh, but why would they want out when they hold almost a majority position of the entire world.

    So, we have wondered how the stock markets have done what they have done and we wondered how in the U.S. the markets have done well while the Fed has tapered their QE by $1/2 trillion annualized. Now we know, $500 billion is a puissant number that has been camouflaged by other, massive buying. Gold investors have also "wondered" how gold could go down in price while physical demand has far outstripped the actual supply. "We" have told you how for a long time now, all the while being called tin foil hat wearing conspiracy freaks. We told you that at least 100 ounces of paper gold were being created to divert capital away from the real thing.

  • markedtofuture by markedtofuture Jun 16, 2014 6:29 PM Flag

    Dear CIGAs,

    The Financial Times did a story over the weekend entitled "Central banks shift into equities". Zero Hedge put this up Monday morning in response. The Official Monetary and Institutional Forum now says that central banks have invested $29.1 trillion into the global equity markets. Before going in to this, now we have a better understanding of how or "why" stock markets are "up". We wondered how the markets were going up because everyone, EVERYONE so far this year has been reported to be a seller. We wondered where the money was coming from to propel prices higher is everyone was selling, now we know.

    I will give you a little perspective on this $29 trillion dollar figure because big numbers are thrown around like penny candy these days and we have become numbed (dumbed) down by such huge numbers. My point is this, there is no longer any shock value to any number no matter how large it is.

    OK, in perspective, the value of all stock markets on the planet added together are about $62 trillion, now it is revealed that $29 trillion or so has come from the world’s central banks. How did this happen? Do central banks have an extra $29 trillion to throw around? The answer of course is no they do not… unless they just print it up and presto, there it is ready and able for whatever folly they choose. For a little more perspective, the Federal Reserve supposedly has a total balance sheet of some $4.5 trillion or about 15% of this $29 trillion (I dropped the ".1" because it’s only $100 billion). But, this $4.5 trillion is all accounted for as being invested in Treasuries, agencies and some "junkier stuff." Please don’t tell me that the world’s central banks are doing something that the Fed is not… or worse, the Fed is doing something that they are not admitting or accounting for!

  • Another conspiracy "theory" becomes conspiracy "fact" as The FT reports "a cluster of central banking investors has become major players on world equity markets." The report, to be published this week by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), confirms $29.1tn in market investments, held by 400 public sector institutions in 162 countries, which "could potentially contribute to overheated asset prices." China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange has become “the world’s largest public sector holder of equities”, according to officials, and we suspect the Fed is close behind (courtesy of more levered positions at Citadel), as the world's banks try to diversify themselves and "counters the monopoly power of the dollar." Which leaves us wondering where are the central bank 13Fs?

    While most have assumed that this is likely, the recent exuberance in stocks has largely been laid at the foot of another irrational un-economic actor - the corporate buyback machine. However, as The FT reports, what we have speculated as fact for many years now (given the death cross of irrationality, plunging volumes, lack of engagement, and of course dwindling credibility of central planners)... is now fact...

    Zerohedge

  • As if we did not see this one coming. Goldman Sachs, the untouchable firm, won dismissal of a suit over $450 million in residential mortgage-backed securities. The New York judge amazingly shifted the entire burden of responsibility in fraud to the buyer. It was not Goldman Sachs’ fault, the judge said that the firms that bought the bonds should have done more research beforehand – buyer beware.

    So let’s get this straight. For any other firm if they make a false statement they go to jail. The S&L Crisis there was the famous case of Lincoln Savings and Loan Association of Irvine, California and Charles Keating. In September 1990, Keating and his associates were indicted by the State of California on 42 counts related to having duped Lincoln’s customers into buying worthless junk bonds of American Continental Corporation. He was convicted on securities fraud stating that when he issued them he KNEW they would fail. In April 1996, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that state trial judge had mistakenly allowed the jury to convict Keating by giving them faulty instructions as the law as regarding fraud. The difference was not that the securities were bad, as in the mortgage-backed mess, but that he somehow KNEW he would go bankrupt a decade in advance.

    If you misrepresent the security from the outset, that is FRAUD. Shifting the burden to the buyer and saying they should have known just does not work with any bank outside of New York. The New York courts are just a complete joke. They fail to comprehend that this creates the image of total corruption and when the economy turns down, they will become the target for the world. I warned that transferring the class action lawsuits to New York on Facebook would be the kiss of death. Even NASDAQ asked that everything be dismissed.

  • Dave Kranzler Jun. 12, 2014 6:53 PM ET

    Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. The author wrote this article themselves, and it expresses their own opinions. The author is not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). The author has no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

    Summary

    The hedge fund gross short position in Comex silver futures is at a record high.
    Hedge funds are net short a record amount of silver futures.
    Producer/Merchants hedging is near a record low.
    Backwardation in silver futures has been observed in China.
    An interesting and rare set-up has developed in the Comex silver futures Commitment of Traders weekly position report (COT report). This is a report issued by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) which shows the long/short futures positions for various categories of traders. The position report issued last Friday for Comex silver futures traders shows extreme positioning for both the "commercial" and "managed money" segments. In addition, there are signs of possible supply/demand stress for physical silver in China. As I will detail below, both indicators are indicative of a possible short squeeze developing in silver.

    First, I suggested in some previous articles on Seeking Alpha that the low-close last June was a defined bottom for silver. As you can see from this chart, silver has trended quietly higher off its June 26, 2013 low-close of $1853:

    ilver is roughly 1% above the June 2013 low, with several successful retests of the low-close price a year ago.

    While last June's low is not guaranteed to be a bottom, if you examine the latest COT report, it would appear as if the silver market is set up for a significant move higher, possibly fueled by the advent of a short squeeze.
    Continued at SA

  • Reply to

    Another BULLSHlT article by "The Street"

    by kcand52 Jun 12, 2014 10:07 AM
    markedtofuture markedtofuture Jun 12, 2014 2:46 PM Flag

    idiots with an agenda....He has to make bail out room for his hedge fund buds. Once the operation is over, ANV will be the best thing since sliced bread.

    There is many a video on his market rigging junkets. Below is the name of a video that is a fine example of market rigging by the short sellers.

    Jim Cramer Explains How The Stock Market Is Manipulated.... uploaded Dec 18, 2010

    How they operate to keep stocks down. "Lies and fiction". Hit the brokerage houses with it and get the word out into the press....like CNBC

    Post from comment section-

    Why isn't there a judge, a prosecutor, someone with a pair of cojones in the DOJ that asks a few question to this liar and see how many times he has done what he talks about!!??

  • markedtofuture by markedtofuture Jun 12, 2014 9:11 AM Flag

    Seeking Alpha

    Organovo reports FY results • 8:50 AM

    Organovo (ONVO) FY14 Revenues: collaborations/grants: $0.4M; product: $0; SG&A expenses: $13.1M; R&D expenses: $8M; net loss: ($25.8M); loss/share: ($0.35); CF Ops: ($15.6M); cash & equivalents: $48.2M.
    YOY comparisons are not included because management chose to not to disclose FY13 results. In the income and cash flow statements, it lists results for FY14, FY12 and FY11 but not FY13. Fiscal Q4's results aren't listed either, just Q413 vs Q412.
    Management's obfuscation in its reporting underscores its controversial nature. It undermines management's credibility and lends credence to bears' view that its long-term value proposition of printing human organs is a myth.

  • Summary

    Palladium ready to break out to the upside.
    Palladium price target $1500 USD/Ounce?
    Will North American Palladium survive?
    Palladium is an often overlooked precious metal, but I don't think that will be the case much longer.

    While Gold, Silver and Platinum came down substantially from their highs in 2011, Palladium is actually the only precious metal that is near its 2011 high. Palladium is currently trading at $845 per ounce, slightly below its 2011 peak of $862, and looks ready to break out to the upside.

    Palladium has been trading sideways since 2011 and had created what is called a "flag pattern". The height of the flag pole is about $700 (from the 2009 bottom to the 2011 top). Earlier this year, Palladium broke out of this flag pattern at $750.

    You get a price target of a flag pattern by adding the height of the pole to the breakout level, meaning $700+$750 = $1450 per ounce.

    With Gold at $1250 right now, could it happen that Palladium becomes more expensive than gold?

    Sure it can!

    Back in 2001, Palladium was 4 times more expensive than gold!

    I'm not saying this will happen again, but a 1:1 ratio is not impossible to achieve.

    Exactly one year ago, Martin Armstrong - famous for his cycle theories - posted an article called "Palladium - Not Gold?"

    In this article, he stated:

    Palladium has been the one precious metal that everyone overlooks. There is a serious shortage and the production is about 2.2 million ounces compared to 1.8 million for platinum. This is one commodity that has a completely different chart pattern and may be the best of the lot in the years ahead.

    Continued..SA

  • Bloom...

    OPEC ministers say they will almost certainly leave their oil-production ceiling unchanged when the group meets this week. What really matters for markets is whether Saudi Arabia will respond to global supply shortfalls by pumping a record amount of crude.

    Just six months ago, energy analysts predicted output from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries would climb too high and Saudi Arabia needed to cut to make room for other suppliers. They changed their minds after production from Libya, Iran and Iraq failed to rebound as anticipated, and industrialized nations’ stockpiles fell to the lowest for the time of year since 2008. Saudi Arabia may need to pump a record 11 million barrels a day by December to cover the other member nations, says Energy Aspects Ltd., a consultant.

    "Now it’s not whether the Saudis will make room, but whether they’ll keep it going and maintain enough spare capacity," said Jamie Webster, a Washington-based analyst at IHS Inc., an industry researcher. "OPEC is increasingly having a hard time just doing its job of bringing all the barrels needed."

    Even as the North American shale revolution propels U.S. production to a three-decade peak, supply in other parts of the world is faltering. A battle for political control in Libya, pipeline attacks in Iraq and prolonged sanctions against Iran are preventing those nations from reviving output. While U.S. crude inventories rose to a record in April, restrictions on exports are keeping those supplies in the country, tempering forecasts that global oil prices will decline this year.

    Supply Risks
    Deutsche Bank AG, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Plc and Citigroup Inc. raised their 2014 Brent price forecasts over the past three months, citing supply risks. The median estimate of the four banks climbed to $107.75 a barrel, from $100.25 as of Dec. 31. The grade has averaged $108.25 a barrel this year, compared with $108.70 in 2013. It rose 0.6 percent to $109.25 a barrel as of 12:28 p.m. in London.

  • markedtofuture by markedtofuture Jun 7, 2014 10:37 AM Flag

    Let's get your take. My understanding, since management only informs shareholders through filings, is Tara minerals issues shares 1 for 20 to Tara gold bag holders. They change the name of the produce transport company without a vote of shareholders. When does Tara gold stock get de-listed so bag holders can write off their shares and move on. Is the plan to stretch this out for another 7-10 years?

    Tara Gold certicate holders end up with 1/20th Tara minerals stock for their Tara Gold shares.

    Tara gold gets spun into Tara minerals and a few other companies and finally into a produce transport company? Gold to minerals to vegetables to what's next ? Management gets a pay check for this?

  • markedtofuture by markedtofuture Jun 5, 2014 4:38 PM Flag

    James Mc…

    Bill,
    How funny that the minute I note the recent absence of even a 1% rule day..... BINGO, a 1% rule day shows up. Yesterday I said:

    "There have also only been 5 trading days going all the way back to February 15th where gold has even been allowed to hit its 1% or 2% limit. The rest have been down, or like the Fed’s "inflation expectations", "well contained". This is a lockdown, the likes of which haven’t been seen for a LONG time."

    Today’s high tick for August Comex was (nanosecond briefly) $1257.90, just $1.10 over my circled number. The trading day began in the usual way, with the pre-Comex opening pressure and subsequent Comex open pressure. It then ripped $12 higher in just 3 minutes between 8:48 and 8:50 on huge volume of 11,500 contracts. It was then blatantly capped at 8:51 AM. Gold was only allowed to trade above 1% for about 10 seconds! Obviously there were algo stoppers in place to take on ALL longs. Stuffing gold back below +1% was swift, and left no doubt who was in control of the "free market".

    Now there’s another funny place for a rally to get killed.... no technicals in sight!

    As I also mentioned gold is deeply oversold. Any mention of ECB/Draghi blather as a cause for today’s rally is really quite insipid. We now wait to see if the "no follow through" and the "no rally on NFP Friday" cartel rules show up. Judging by the swift response to this "disorderly" gold trading I’d say yes. On the other hand this could at least be a tremor of what’s to come when shorts finally overstay their welcome. For them when the physical runs out the algos may no longer be a reliable source of covering your backside.
    James Mc

  • On this blog I’ve repeatedly questioned the Chinese gold demand figures from the World Gold Council, or “the global authority on gold” as they call themselves (which is weird when you think about it, how can any institution be the global authority on gold?). In 2013 Chinese wholesale gold demand was 2197 tonnes, though the World Gold Council claims demand was 1066 tonnes. All their arguments that should explain the difference appeared to have been untenable after researching them.

    Most people on this planet who have an interest in gold simply copy the demand numbers from the WGC. The consequences of the world being misinformed on this subject is hard to comprehend.

    It’s my belief the WGC continues to spread erroneous information, therefor I will continue to share where I disagree. Let’s begin with what happened in the first quarter of this year. In the WGC’s quarterly report covering Q1 2014 they state Chinese gold demand was 278.1 metric tonnes. However, in this quarter Hong Kong net exported 287.2 tonnes to the mainland and Switzerland 74.9 tonnes, on top of this Chinese domestic mining was 96.5 tonnes. This adds up to 458.6 tonnes. Domestic mining and net import from only two countries was 458.6 tonnes, yet demand as disclosed by the WGC was only 278.1 tonnes. Again there is a disparity (of at least 180.5 tonnes).

    Continued - In Gold We Trust

  • markedtofuture markedtofuture Jun 4, 2014 2:28 PM Flag

    Comments section:

    So lemme get this straight...

    phyzz DOES matter? You mean, you can't just have empy warehouses full of paper and lies with no actual metal and be considered legitimate?

    I'm sure blood is shooting out of Bill Murphy's eyes over at GATA after reading this!

    So after this "audit" is complete, I'm thinkin' we should also have full audits of the bullion bank vaults, the Crimex vaults, the Federal Reserve vaults, and last but not least...a full audit of Fort Knox.

    I mean, if fundamentals are actually going to matter for the Chinese all of sudden when it comes to accuracy in how much aluminum and copper they have then it's only fair we have accurate audits of how much phyzz gold and silver we have here in the U.S.

  • Conclusion -

    When we previously contemplated what the end of funding deals (which the PBOC and the China Politburo seems rather set on) may mean for the price of other commodities, we agreed with Goldman that it would be certainly negative. And yet in the case of gold, it just may be that even if China were to dump its physical to some willing 3rd party buyer, its inevitable cover of futures "hedges", i.e. buying gold in the paper market, may not only offset the physical selling, but send the price of gold back to levels seen at the end of 2012 when gold CCFDs really took off in earnest.

    In other words, from a purely mechanistical standpoint, the unwind of China's shadow banking system, while negative for all non-precious metals-based commodities, may be just the gift that all those patient gold (and silver) investors have been waiting for. This of course, excludes the impact of what the bursting of the Chinese credit bubble would do to faith in the globalized, debt-driven status quo. Add that into the picture, and into the future demand for gold, and suddenly things get really exciting.
    So if tens of thousands of tons of copper and aluminum are suddenly "missing", one can assuredly say: "at least the gold is still there." Right?

    ZH

  • markedtofuture markedtofuture Jun 3, 2014 10:26 PM Flag

    Stewart Thompson is also fairly bullish.

    Looking out over the next 7 months, both the love trade and the fear trade appear to favour the gold market bulls.

    I would suggest that aggressive gold stock investors should be postured in a 70% -90% net long position. Personally, I’m 90% net long and in very buoyant spirits.

    321 gold

  • Larry Edelson named this as his number 1 stock. That is your answer.

    Thanks baggyd19

  • Huang Shu-rong and Staff Reporter
    2014-06-02
    The People's Bank of China, China's central bank, is the world's biggest gold hoarder and the bane of Wall Street traders, reports the Chinese-language financial news website BwChinese, citing a Hong Kong financial analyst.

    Leung Hai-ming told the portal that China's central bank took advantage of the US Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program in 2013, when the price of gold fell by 27%. The bank bought in over 1,000 tonnes of gold, representing almost one third of the world's 3,756 tonnes last year.

    There is reportedly less than 180,000 tonnes of gold reserves left, and only 20% of that remaining gold is tradable. This means that the People's Bank of China will likely keep hold of the gold, limiting the gold trading volume — a concern for both the US government and Wall Street traders.

    Leung said that the US Federal Reserve loans gold to investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and others every year to trade in the market. The amount of gold ranges between 400-500 tonnes and the move acts to artificially suppress gold prices. When the prices are in their favor, these investment banks buy back the gold and return it to the Fed.

    But this measure is absolutely useless because China's is hoarding the gold and does not follow the rules, Leung said. When it sees that gold prices are going down, the first thing it does is buy them, and does not sell when prices continue to fall. It seems that Wall Street cannot do anything to counter China on this, according to Leung.

    The analyst said that the People's Bank of China is putting pressure on Washington and Wall Street as the US dollar has been linked with gold prices since its rise as the leading global currency. The Fed hopes to manipulate gold prices in its favor, Leung said, but the Chinese central bank is standing in its way.

    -END-

  • Published on May 31, 2014
    In this episode, we review the options expiration week that was for gold on the Comex. Predictably, the hits just kept coming. The take down of gold arrived right on time, which we explain in our unique blow-by-blow format.
    To avoid beating what is by now a thoroughly dead horse, we thought we’d dress up one of the criminal cabal’s most hackneyed cliches with some animation and laughs.
    Because laughing is what the thieves are doing–all the way to the vault.
    Thanks to BrotherJohnF

    Golden Truth

  • Reply to

    Down 8% today - any news?

    by transient707 May 27, 2014 2:02 PM
    markedtofuture markedtofuture Jun 1, 2014 2:58 PM Flag

    Golden Truth #2 - Comex Options Expiration: Orchestrated Price

    They dumped 30 tonnes in 6 minutes to get the fraud rolling. The above titled video explains it.

    Seek and you shall find.

  • Dave from Denver video.

    Published on May 31, 2014
    In this episode, we review the options expiration week that was for gold on the Comex. Predictably, the hits just kept coming. The take down of gold arrived right on time, which we explain in our unique blow-by-blow format.

    To avoid beating what is by now a thoroughly dead horse, we thought we'd dress up one of the criminal cabal's most hackneyed cliches with some animation and laughs.

    Because laughing is what the thieves are doing--all the way to the vault.

    Search title to see the show

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