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  • Obama’s Choice: Dirty Oil (Keystone XL Oil Pipeline) or Clean Water and Land?

    10/17/2011 3:13:50 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies | 10.17.11 | Syver Alton Larsen and MJ
    One big decision looms ominously on Obama’s horizon and he will not be able to blame anyone but himself for the consequences. Obama must render the momentous verdict by November 1 to give or not to give approval for the historical Keystone XL Pipeline Project. This pipeline will carry one of the world’s dirtiest fuels… tar sand oil… vastly different from regular oil, being ten times heavier than water and very corrosive. Presidential permission is required because the 2,147-mile pipeline crosses the border between Canada and eight states of the United States. The present route is scheduled to cross prime...
  • China Reveals Its Copper Stockpile

    10/13/2011 11:56:18 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-13-2011 | Linette Lopez
    China Reveals Its Copper Stockpile Linette Lopez Oct. 13, 2011, 12:54 PM According to the FT, China's Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association has announced that the country's copper inventories were at about 1.9 million tons at the end of last year. That's more that the U.S. consumes in a year. Estimates by the International Copper Study Group had the number 1.0 to 1.5 million tons higher. Here's why it matters: The fact that the amount China is carrying in its reserves means that their demand for copper may be less than we thought. And Chinese demand is so significant, that if...
  • Don't Miss The Rally In Metals Prices

    10/10/2011 10:50:29 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-10-2011 | Eric Platt
    Don't Miss The Rally In Metals Prices Eric Platt Oct. 10, 2011, 12:53 PM Precious metals are rallying this afternoon with December deliverables of gold and silver trading up 2.3% and 4.2% to $1,674/oz and $32.295/oz, respectively. News that European leaders would come to a consensus on bank recapitalization and the European Financial Stability Facility by the end of October sent the Euro above $1.36, reversing last week's low of $1.31. Other metals posted gains including copper, which is up 3.3% to $3.3825/lb.Copper(Snip)
  • Load Up On Gold and Silver As Bernanke Dives Off The Deep End

    10/06/2011 12:23:14 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    TMO ^ | 10-6-2011 | Money Morning
    Load Up On Gold and Silver As Bernanke Dives Off The Deep End Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011 Oct 06, 2011 - 07:41 AM By: Money Morning Martin Hutchinson writes: I first thought U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was being deceitful when he denied the existence of inflation - but now I'm beginning to think he's simply delusional. Anyone who watched or listened to Bernanke's Oct. 4 congressional testimony must have reached the same conclusion. "Persistent factors continue to restrain the pace of recovery," Bernanke said. Then the Fed Chairman promised to consider yet more stimulus "to promote...
  • Economic Growth According To The World’s Leading Economists

    10/05/2011 5:00:32 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 10-5-2011 | Bill Bonner
    Economic Growth According to the World’s Leading Economists By Bill Bonner 10/05/11 Paris, France – We were on the edge of our chairs yesterday. We wanted to see if the Dow would crash through the 10,000 barrier. A break below 10,000 would probably hit the markets like a drone attack on a birthday party… …perhaps causing investors to panic…and the feds to do something really stupid. The feds are getting ready. They’re being egged-on by some of the world’s leading economists. Nobel prize winner, Peter Diamond, for example, urges the feds to spend more money on infrastructure projects. Richard Koo,...
  • U.S. Defense Secretary To Arrive In Israel To Discuss Iran Nuclear Program

    10/02/2011 4:48:44 PM PDT · by edpc · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 2 Oct 2011 | Amos Harel
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will arrive in Israel on Monday and meet with Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The two are due to discuss several issues including security ties between the U.S. and Israel, the Palestinian drive for independence, the "Arab Spring" and the Iranian nuclear program. This will be the second meeting between Barak and Panetta within two weeks. The last meeting took place when Barak visited Washington just before the opening session of the United Nations' General Assembly that dealt with the Palestinian application. Barak also held meetings with General David Petraeus, who replaced Panetta as director...
  • The Stock Market Smells Deflation

    10/02/2011 4:05:19 PM PDT · by blam · 61 replies
    TMO ^ | 10-2-2011 | Clif Droke
    The Stock Market Smells Deflation Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2011 Oct 02, 2011 - 11:06 AM By: Clif Droke In previous commentaries we've talked about how the 6-year cycle is scheduled to peak around Oct. 1. That now appears to be all but certain following the last few trading sessions. Although the cycle has a 1-2 week standard deviation (plus or minus), it appears that it peaked on schedule last week and that the stock market has lost the last remaining cyclical support it had throughout most of September. Interestingly, it was the commodity stocks that performed the strongest in...
  • A Hard Landing In China Now Seems Inevitable

    09/30/2011 4:18:01 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-30-2011 | Also Sprach Analyst
    A Hard Landing In China Now Seems Inevitable Also Sprach Analyst Sep. 30, 2011, 5:08 AM This is not an easy call to be made, but it does strike me that there is something wrong with the Chinese economy, even though the focus these days are mostly in Europe, as the European debt crisis is moving ever closer to a tipping point. For China, it seemed as though a hard-landing was avoided as of 2 months ago. As it turns out, even myself was getting a little bit too optimistic. Now, the probability of a hard-landing is getting even higher...
  • Jim Rogers Is Bullish On All Commodities, But There's Only One Sector He Would Buy Right Now

    09/26/2011 9:49:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/26/2011 | Gus Lubin
    Jim Rogers is a long-term bull on commodities based on scarcity in a growing world. Silver and gold "will both go much higher over the next few years," he tells Economic Times. Oil prices will recover as "known quantities of crude continue to decline." Sugar is going to "at least double or triple before this all is over." But there's only one sector he would buy right now: I am thinking about buying agriculture right now. I am not thinking about buying base metals or gold or oil right now, but I am thinking of buying agriculture maybe this afternoon....
  • The Hyperinflation Meme Has Turned Into A Nightmare

    09/26/2011 6:14:52 AM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Pragnmatic Capitalism - TBI ^ | 9-26-2011 | Cullen Roche
    <p>Nothing has represented the rise of the hyperinflation meme more than the price of silver has over the last few years. At every twist in the market the rise in precious metals and silver in particular, has been used as the cornerstone of evidence of “money printing”, debt monetization and raging inflation that was guaranteed to ravage the US economy.</p>
  • Why Gold's Decline Is Accelerating?

    09/25/2011 9:12:15 PM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    TMO ^ | 9-25-2011 | DK Matai
    Why Gold's Decline Is Accelerating? Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011 Sep 25, 2011 - 04:34 PM By: DK Matai "The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences." That was Churchill in a speech to the House of Commons at the Palace of Westminster in London on November 12, 1936, as the clouds darkened over Europe. Dark clouds are hovering once again in regard to the euro, eurozone sovereign defaults and an interlinked banking crisis. More than $3.4 trillion has...
  • What Are Copper And Oil Signaling?

    09/24/2011 1:15:44 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | 9-24-2011 | Eric McWhinnie
    What Are Copper And Oil Signaling? By Eric McWhinnie September 24 2011 With the markets in turmoil, investors are looking for indicators that will help clean their crystal balls. Two of the more widely used economic indicators are copper and oil. Copper (NYSE:JJC) is often referred to as Dr. Copper, because of its ability to give insight to the future of the global economy. Oil (NYSE:USO) is often seen as the lifeblood of the economy since it is used in everything from plastics to finished motor gasoline. Recently, copper and oil have given investors reason to worry. On Friday, copper...
  • Here Are The Real Reasons Why Gold And Silver Plunged

    09/24/2011 8:24:30 AM PDT · by blam · 44 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-24-2011 | Mike "Mish" Shedlock
    Here Are The Real Reasons Why Gold And Silver Plunged Mike "Mish" Shedlock, Global Economic Trend Analysis Sep. 24, 2011, 7:28 AM Many people have asked me to comment on the plunge in gold and silver. First let's take a look at the wrong answer: Case Closed: CME Hikes Gold, Silver, Copper Margins And there you have it: CME just hiked gold margins by 21%, silver by 16% and copper by 18%. Mystery solved. Sorry Tyler, wrong answer. Four Reasons for Metals Plunge * Fed did far less than expected * Mutual fund redemptions * Margin calls at hedge funds...

    09/23/2011 8:30:42 AM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 101 replies
    internet | me
    What the heck is going on with the price of silver the last 3 days? Anyone know why its dropping like that? Seems to me with all the turmoil in europe, silver and gold should both be spiking.
  • Copper And Copper Stocks To Collapse Much Further

    09/21/2011 1:44:10 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | James A. Kostohryz
    Copper And Copper Stocks To Collapse Much Further James A. Kostohryz September 21, 2011 The Malthusian ideologues of "peak everything" fooled an outsized portion of the investing world into believing that commodities and commodity stocks could only go up. Even if these Malthusian prophets of scarcity were correct in their basic theory about the long-term supply and demand fundamentals for commodities (I think that they are partially correct depending on the time-frame you look at) the fact is that they are only correct from a secular standpoint, if at all. The problem is that many of these folks have confused...
  • Red Alert On The Red Metal?

    09/20/2011 10:43:21 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    Bruce Krastering Blog ^ | 9-20-2011 | Bruce Krastering
    Red Alert On The Red Metal?Bruce KrasteringSeptember 20,2011 At the end of last year I made predictions (a total of 44) of what might come. So far I’ve got (at least) one right and other dead wrong. I’m worried about the one I'm wrong on. Right -Volatility is going up across the board. If you have the stomach for the swings that are coming across all markets there is a ton of money to be made; balls and timing are all that are necessary. The markets will create dozens of opportunities to make and lose. . Wrong -Copper will continue...
  • Gold Still Looking Really Sick...

    09/19/2011 11:16:36 AM PDT · by blam · 79 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-19-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Gold Still Looking Really Sick... Joe Weisenthal Sep. 19, 2011, 1:42 PM It just keeps getting worse today, not benefiting from the aggressive nervous selling in every market around the world.
  • Awaiting The Inevitable Correction In The Silver Price

    09/15/2011 5:14:04 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    The Daily Reckoningk ^ | 9-15-2011 | Eric Fry
    Awaiting The Inevitable Correction In The Silver Price By Eric Fry 09/15/11 Laguna Beach, California – The International Can-Kicking Team is busy again today, as the European Central Bank, US Federal Reserve and three other central banks linked arms to kick the European debt crisis down the road until the end of the year. Specifically, the Can-Kickers announced that they would provide three-month US dollar loans to European banks to insure that the banks have enough liquidity to make it to the end of the year. If past scams of this nature are any guide, the “short-term” assistance will somehow...
  • Copper Continues To Show Risk On (Dr Copper)

    09/08/2011 11:16:38 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    Benzinga ^ | 9-7-2011 | Jonathan Chen
    Copper Continues To Show Risk On By Jonathan Chen Benzinga Staff Writer September 07, 2011 3:28 PM If you look at a chart of copper, you wouldn't know the world is ending in Europe. Sure, we dropped from nearly $4.50 per pound at the end of July, beginning to almost $3.80 per pound just a few days later in August. Since that low in August, we have seen a somewhat shaky, climb higher. We touched a technical level of $4.225 on August 31, bounced off that and found support at $4.02 last week. It has not been a steady climb...
  • Africa Trade Using China’s Currency Set to Reach US$100 Billion, Says Standard Bank (Press Release)

    09/07/2011 1:39:27 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 10 replies
    The steady internationalisation of China’s renminbi will see at least 40%, or $100-billion, of China’s trade with Africa being made using the currency unit by 2015, according to research just published by Standard Bank Group. Standard Bank economist Jeremy Stevens, currently based in Beijing, says the $100-billion in renminbi-denominated trade by 2015 amounts to more than the total Sino-African trade in 2010. In addition, at least $10-billion of Chinese investment into Africa will be denominated in renminbi over the same period. He says among the main benefits for Africa of renminbi internationalisation will be cheaper funding and lower transaction costs,...