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Chicago MERC Ends Floor Trading after 167 Years

This is the end of an era. The Chicago trading pits have closed after 167 years. What is a shame about this is that great traders need the “feel” and you just do not get that from looking at flashing screens. It is like playing chess against a great opponent vs. the computer or flying […] read more

Why Was the 1933 Confiscation of Gold A “Good Thing”?

QUESTION: Why was the confiscation of gold by FDR in 1933 a good thing? ED ANSWER: What you have to understand is that Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s (FDR) actions in 1933 were not directed simply at gold. This was the end of austerity, which is what was creating the serious economic depression. So, you must separate gold and […] read more

Greece & Brussels’ Quest to Dominate Europe

QUESTION: Marty, I want to say congratulations. You stood up there in Berlin in 2012 and said the Euro-Swiss peg would break and that Greece would ultimately leave the euro. I can’t wait for this year’s Berlin conference. Wonder if the central bank of _________ will attend again? I suspect that Brussels will not back […] read more

Cyprus – Greece – Whose Next?

The Sovereign Debt Crisis began with Greece asking for help from the IMF to the day of pi from the peak in the ECM 2007.15. The EU then crushed Cyprus to see how they could get away with not paying people or honoring their debts. The Cyprus experiment was the start of the bail-in that is now […] read more

Troika – the Great Destroyer

The idea of creating one unified European government to prevent European wars has grown out of a lesson learned from the disaster of World War II and German Nazi dictatorship. The Nazi movement wanted to rule Europe in part as retribution for the oppression of the German people following World War I, with the harsh […] read more

Troika Maneuvering to Rig Greek Referendum

In a TV interview, Mr. Varoufakis said very clearly, “This is a very dark moment for Europe. They have closed our banks for the sole purpose of blackmailing what? Getting a ‘Yes’ vote on a non-sustainable solution that would be bad for Europe.” I must admit, most politicians do not come even close to the truth, […] read more

Understanding Trading

The most fundamental truth about trading is that your opponent is YOURSELF. The majority must be wrong because they are the fuel that propels the market. The market enters a flash-type crash when the vast majority is LONG and they try to sell but there is no bid. Far too many people demonize trading such as “paper gold”, arguing that it is […] read more

Clarification – Government Believes it is God

Of course God cannot be overruled by government, but those in government think so. I do not believe in government as some benevolent entity that really cares about the people. They only care about themselves. The entire modern Civil Asset Forfeiture was the ancient practice of Deodand which is a thing forfeited or given to God specifically as […] read more

The Dow & Rising Interest Rates

COMMENT: Between the early 1960s to 1982 the Dow was basing with an overhead resistance of approx. 1000. The prime interest rates during those 20 years varied from 5% to a high of 21.50% in 1980. In 1982, the Dow broke out. In eight years, the Dow increased ten fold while interest rates were declining. Then, […] read more

Greece 2017 – Sovereign Debt Cycle

There is the old saying “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts” refers to the story of the Trojan Horse. Yet in Eastern Europe, because of the defaults of the Byzantine Empire onward, the long-standing saying was that someone was “Bankrupt like Greece.” The two countries who are serial defaulters in Europe are France and Spain. The Spanish […] read more