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Joseph Dancy: Oil Price Crash Short Term Means Price Spike Long Term

from WallStForMainSt:

Silver’s Technical Outlook Shows A Potential Bullish Setup

from Gold Silver Worlds:

The technical outlook for silver resembles the color of the metal itself: grey. While we have seen some bullish signs of late, these have merely proved to be short-term countertrend movements and so far the key resistance levels have remained intact. To show you what we mean, let’s quickly recap the recent price action. At the start of the month, for example, silver formed a large bullish engulfing candlestick pattern on its daily chart. This came after the sellers were unable to hold their ground below the prior low and key psychological level of $15. In other words, silver created a potential false breakout reversal pattern on that day, which is a significant bullish development. Although there was some subsequent follow-through buying over the course of the next week and a half, the rally then came to a halt once price reached the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level of the last downswing, at just above the $17 mark. This 38.2% Fibonacci level represent a shallow retracement, suggesting the buying pressure was very weak, for otherwise silver should have climbed higher.

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X Class Solar Flare (X1.8) — Multiple views from the SDO

from DutchSinse:

Relative calm for PMs in wild markets

by Alasdair Macleod, Gold Money:

This week has been extremely volatile for oil, currencies and stock markets. Against this background gold and silver have drifted sideways to slightly lower, which given the dollar’s strong performance is almost a positive result.

Along with a collapsing oil price on Monday and Tuesday, the Russian ruble fell from 58 to the USD on Monday to 77 the following day. It was clear that Russian oligarchs were getting out of rubles as fast as they could, hence the steep fall. By yesterday things had calmed down and the ruble was back to the 60.4 this morning. There was a slight frisson of excitement over the release of the FOMC minutes on Wednesday, to be followed by Quadruple Witching today. Stock index futures, stock index options, stock options and single stock options all expire on the third Friday of December. The result is the Dow 30 Index rose by 4.3% between Tuesday’s opening and last night’s close on an enormous bear squeeze.

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10 Cheap Yet Effective Home Security Tips

by Brian Meyer, Ready Nutrition:

Part of prepping is making sure your home is secure now so your prep, as well as your family, is safe and secure. As your stockpile increases the threat of robbery becomes all too real. All it takes is the wrong person seeing you load up your guns for a day at the range to get a thief more than a little interested in what else you have in your home.

Instead of leaving things to chance or relying on an alarm system, check out these cheap yet effective home security tips below to keep your home safe and secure while making sure you have as much of your budget as possible to use for your prep.

1. Use Timers For Your Lights

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The Sony North Korea Hacking Conspiracy: What You Need To Know

from We Are Change:

Sony Hackers Make New Demands… This Is What Happens When You Negotiate With Terrorists

by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:

Though the U.S. government’s official position is that North Korea is to blame, it’s not clear exactly who has hacked Sony and one could argue that it is nothing more than a propaganda show designed to distract the American public from more important matters like a collapsing global economy, problems in Russia or the fact that our Congress just passed a spending bill padded with all sorts of goodies for banking behemoths.

But it has nonetheless been interesting to observe.

So much so that even the President of the United States has now gotten involved. After Sony reportedly pulled ‘The Interview’ from theater distribution earlier this week in response to threats of a “9/11-style attack” from the hacking collective that calls itself the Guardians of Peace, the President said in a press conference that Sony executives made a mistake.

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Liberty Alert! Congress Just “Legalized” Warrantless Spying on Americans

from FTMDaily:

Can Obama write a new script for North Korea?

from The BRICS Post:

Any celebration following last week’s supposed Cuba-US rapprochement was short lived thanks to that other rogue state that has been a thorn in Washington’s side.

On December 18, North Korea successfully launched the equivalent of a thousand nuclear warheads at the US when it forced a major Hollywood studio to back down (at least in the interim) and pull a film that was to be released this Christmas season.

The Interview is a satire about two journalists recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.

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by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

Americans have an estimated 300 million privately owned hand guns and some people present this fact as the reason why no foreign power, or even our government, could ever subjugate the people. I am compelled to disagree with this notion. Once upon a time that may have been true as World War II era Japanese Admiral Yamamoto refused to invade the United States following his attack upon Pearl Harbor because there would be “an American with a gun behind every blade of grass”. However, if our government ever became abusive enough that the people felt the need to rebel, there is a new generation of super weapons being developed and deployed as I write these words, which would doom any rebellion that did not have the full support of the military.

The new generation of super weapons has made America vulnerable to enemies, both foreign and domestic. As a result, the window to resist martial law occupation and even an invasion is virtually closed.

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Rebalancing the Matrix

from thecrowhouse:

We Should All Be Worried About Russia

by Jason Simpkins, Outsider Club:

Russia is in dire straits.

We all know that at this point. The collapse of its currency, the ruble, dominated the news cycle earlier this week. And to be honest, it was hard not to enjoy it.

After all, this is what Vladimir Putin has been asking for.

Despite all of his denials and propaganda, Russia invaded Ukraine and took Crimea.

For months now, Putin has thumbed his nose at the West, scoffing at sanctions, ignoring ceasefires, playing up his ties with China, and brandishing his country’s nuclear arsenal. He sent warships to Australia, fighter jets to the Caribbean, and submarines to Sweden.

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Dear Leader Angry: Defiant North Korea Says Can Prove It Is Not Behind Hack “Without Resorting To Torture Like The CIA”

from ZeroHedge:

Surely, the punchline is that even a tiny backwater, dictatorship can now make fun of US “moral high ground” courtesy of the recent CIA torture disclosure. “We have a way to prove that we have nothing to do with the case without resorting to torture, as what the C.I.A. does,the North Korea statement said. Oops.

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The Oil Price Crash Of 2014 – Richard Heinberg

by Dmitry Babich, The News Doctors:

Oil prices have fallen by half since late June. This is a significant development for the oil industry and for the global economy, though no one knows exactly how either the industry or the economy will respond in the long run. Since it’s almost the end of the year, perhaps this is a good time to stop and ask: (1) Why is this happening? (2) Who wins and who loses over the short term?, and (3) What will be the impacts on oil production in 2015?

1. Why is this happening?: Euan Mearns does a good job of explaining the oil price crash here. Briefly, demand for oil is softening (notably in China, Japan, and Europe) because economic growth is faltering. Meanwhile, the US is importing less petroleum because domestic supplies are increasing—almost entirely due to the frantic pace of drilling in “tight” oil fields in North Dakota and Texas…

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Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

by Ellen Brown, Web of Debt:

The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act last weekend.

Senator Elizabeth Warren charged Citigroup last week with “holding government funding hostage to ram through its government bailout provision.” At issue was a section in the omnibus budget bill repealing the Lincoln Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act, which protected depositor funds by requiring the largest banks to push out a portion of their derivatives business into non-FDIC-insured subsidiaries.

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The Book of Thoth – Secret Illuminati Magic Manual or Myth?

from Mark Dice:

More Sony Hack/North Korea Psyop Fun: Team America World Police Screenings Canceled

from TRUTHstreammedia:

Hey government and mainstream, lapdog establishment media: I thought we were supposed to be afraid of ISIS… Now it’s North Korea?

What a ridiculous reality we live in.

Right now the mainstream media is flooding the news cycle with story after story trying to rile people up about how the FBI has officially blamed North Korea for the Sony hack which led to the company canceling its scheduled release of the upcoming Seth Rogan movie “The Interview,” ostensibly to avoid terror attacks at theaters.

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A Christmas Celebration of America’s ENDLESS LIES — Steve Quayle & Greg Evensen

from Hagmann & Hagmann Podcast:

Amid the twinkling of the Christmas lights and the shimmering glow emanating from the garland strung over the light posts across America, the captured corporate media is busily reassuring people that our economy is getting stronger, our country is moving forward in all important areas, and overall, the United States is better off today than at any other time in the recent past. Lies – all.

The lies are strong enough, large enough, and repeated often enough to convince the majority of a mind-numbed public that what they are seeing strung across the lampposts and Christmas trees in city squares is traditional holiday garland. Aided by normalcy bias, greed, and other psychological controls implemented at the hands of the global elite, most walk past the fully adorned Christmas trees at Rockefeller Center in New York and numerous city parks in the U.S., seeing garland hanging from the trees, exactly like they’ve been told. Having choosen to ignore the cries of the watchmen or having become fully entranced in the lie, what they’ve been convinced is the holiday decoration is neither decorative nor whimsical, but dull and taut. For what adorns the trees is not garland at all, but the thick and deadly rope hanging like swags, ignored by the masses while taunting the informed. Few see that at the end of each strand of rope is a hangman’s noose, ritualistically coiled thirteen times and awaiting the victims of the illusion. Join Steve Quayle and Greg Evensen as they unravel the coil of the hangman’s noose.

Alasdair Macleod – END GAME: Putin May End Ruble Crisis By Taking Russia Onto the GOLD STANDARD!

from Silver Doctors:


Gold & currency expert Alasdair Macleod joined The Doc & Eric Dubin this week for an EXPLOSIVE show discussing: 

  • End game to Russian Ruble collapse: Putin may take the Ruble onto the GOLD STANDARD- if Russia detonates this Nuclear Financial Weapon, the West is DEAD! 
  • Did the US/Saudi Arabia plan the oil crash to collapse Russia & the Ruble? -Putin’s counter-move could result in an EPIC BACKFIRE for the West
  • Is a Global currency crisis is in the making!?!
  • Alasdair provides his outlook on gold & silver, and explains why 2015 is likely to be an EXPLOSIVE YEAR for the metals after a prolonged consolidation- but PM investors won’t like what comes along with MASSIVELY HIGHER gold & silver prices! 

The MUST LISTEN Metals & Markets With special guest Alasdair Macleod is below: 

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Russia Is Not Selling Gold, Bought 18t In November

by Bullion Baron, Bullion Star:

There are rumors doing the rounds that Russia is selling gold. My first reaction to this news was that is contradictory to what Putin stands for. Russia has been the most openly aggressive buyer of gold in the past years and Putin never made it a secret he wants to move away from the US dollar as the world reserve currency – gold potentially playing a role in a new monetary order. The last thing Russia wants to do is sell the asset they have demonstrated to value the most. Besides, the Russian central bank (CBR) also has other FX reserves that it could sell to support the Ruble, if it wants to intervene.

The rumors about Russia selling gold were spread by Yahoo, Business Insider, and Zero Hedge/SocGen. Two other bloggers already did the debunking for us; Market Update wrote about Yahoo’s article and Bron Suchecki just published a must read on Zero Hedge/SocGen/Business Insider.

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