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    Ira Epstein's End of the Day Financial Video 12 22 2017
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    Ira Epstein's Metals Video 12 22 2017
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    Ira Epstein's End of the Day Agriculture Video 12 22 2017
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    Bitcoin Takes Dive GOLD Holds ON!
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    Bitcoin Bloodbath! XRP Survives, Gold Breaks $1,280
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    Published on Dec 22, 2017
    Blood in the streets! 47% Crash - yes that is a crash not a "correction". That does not and will never occur with gold, I don't care who you are or what you say or what your opinion of metals is. GOLD IS THE ULTIMATE SAFE HAVEN ASSET - THE MOST INDESTRUCTIBLE FORM OF CAPITAL ON EARTH. It will be interesting to see where this goes. Amazing to witness. Love it. Exciting times. Buckle up - keep stacking. If you are in crypto, I hope it is stable. The coke heads of Wall Street are in it now!

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    Ripple XRP Rally & Phoenix Currency 2018 Prediction
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    ((Be patient when audio kicks off WE BRING IT RIGHT BACK)) Several weeks ago I passed on to the viewers here some sound advice from a trusted friend and fellow stacker. That advice was Ripple XRP. Some were very fortunate to get XRP below $0.20. Last night it breached the dollar and tonight $1.29. We also take a look at an article discussing the 1988 prediction of a world currency called the Phoenix that was supposed to arrive in 2018. Interesting story indeed.
     
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    Russia and China Lay Economic Foundation Based on Golden Rule


    -- Published: Monday, 25 December 2017

    By Rory Hall

    One of the many themes we support at The Daily Coin is the constant progress happening across the emerging markets, especially the nations involved the Eastern economic alliances like BRICS, BRI, SCO, EAEU and the like. These nations under the direction of China or Russia or a combination are laying the groundwork to be the driving force of the 21st Century and beyond.

    We also continually report on gold moving from Western vaults to all points East. Most recently we discussed Kazakhstan and the importance of this nation both from a geographical position as well as natural resources like gold, rare earths and a wide variety of other elements within the borders of this growing nation.

    Gold always has our attention as the rules/laws surrounding gold have not changed. While most people, especially in the West, have forgotten these rules that does not mean they have changed or been overturned.

    One law that has stood the test of time is the golden rule – he who has the gold makes the rules. We also like the fact that JPMorgan, the man not the bank, stated in a congressional hearing that “gold is money and everything else is credit”. These two rules/laws working in conjunction with one another make for a formidable alliance. When you have natural rules/laws working together and nations begin forming alliances using these rules/laws as a foundation the rest of the world should take notice, but alias the Western world is more focused on “russia did it” than what Russia is actually doing.

    “We (the Central Bank of the Russian Federation and the People’s Bank of China) discussed gold trading. The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are major economies with large reserves of gold and an impressive volume of production and consumption of the precious metal. In China, gold is traded in Shanghai, and in Russia in Moscow. Our idea is to create a link between these cities so as to intensify gold trading between our markets.” Source

    At this point it is well documented that China and Russia have been acquiring gold, swapping gold between countries through each nations banking system and recently announced their intentions to assist the three other BRICS (Brazil, India and South Africa) nations in building their gold reserves. China and Russia also announced their desire to open BRICS gold exchange/markets in Beijing and Moscow. Why all this focus on acquiring gold, storing gold and assisting other nations in doing the same? It has been made very clear, by President Putin and the Russian government, that Russia sees the Federal Reserve Note as threat to their national security and decreasing their dependence on Federal Reserve Notes as trade settlement is a top priority.

    Now we see the golden fruit of Russia’s gold acquisition efforts in 2017 as being the biggest year ever since Russia began reporting their gold holdings.

    In November the Central Bank of Russia added 900,000 ounces (27.99 tons) of gold to her reserves, raising her total to 1828.88 tons or 58.8 million ounces. In October 2017, the Central Bank of Russia added 700,000 ounces (21.77243 tons) of gold to her reserves. In September 2017, the Central Bank of Russia added 1.1 million ounces (34.2138 tons). In August 2017, the Central Bank of Russia added 500,000 ounces (15.55 tons) of gold to her reserves (56.1 million ounces). In July, the Central Bank of Russia added 400,000 ounces (12.44139 tonnes) of gold to reserves after adding 300,000 ounces (9.33104 tonnes) of gold in June and 700,000 (21.77 tonnes) of gold in May. In April, the Central Bank of Russia added 200,000 ounces (6.22 tonnes) after adding 800,000 ounces (24.882 tonnes)in March, 300,000 ounces (9.331043 tonnes) in February and 1,000,000 ounces (31.104 tonnes) in January. Source


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    At the current pace Russia will pass China in global gold holdings and take the sixth position within the first 2-3 months of 2018. This simply shows how aggressive Russia is towards acquiring gold. Also of note, if Russia continues this pace of acquisitions she will pass France in early-mid 2021 and be in 5th position, assuming that China doesn’t, once again, begin adding to their “official” gold holdings. We believe China is adding gold to her gold holdings each month, just not to the “official” gold holdings that are reported to the IMF.

    https://thedailycoin.org/2017/12/22/russia-and-china-lay-economic-foundation-based-on-golden-rule/

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    Winklevoss twins cut up their Bitcoin key and keep the pieces in different bank vaults across America to protect their $1.3billion digital fortune
    • Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, 36, started buying up Bitcoin back in 2012
    • They used $11m to buy roughly 120,000 Bitcoins when they were less than $10
    • The funds for Bitcoin came from the $65 million settlement they reached with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg
    • Twins have cut up the keys to their digital fortune and keep each piece in bank vaults across American to protect their billions


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    farm talk for 12-24-17
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    [Business Daily] Ep.695 - Global growth rate 4% next year? _ Full Episode
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    Global growth rate 4% next year?
    Forecasts by global investment banks paint a rosy outlook for 2018. They say a return to 4% annual global growth could be within reach for the first time in 7 years. This on the back of an upswing seen in advanced economies. We take a closer look.

    2017 lookback: era of transition
    With a special election that seated a new president in the spring, Korea's economy has been in a period of transition. Policies under the Moon Jae-in administration have been noticeably different. Korea's economy hit its target of 3% growth, signaling improvement. We take a look back and forecast ahead into next year.
     
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    Switzerland on knees? EU trying to weaken Swiss financial centre – politician
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    Switzerland may not be a member of the European Union, but its president wants to hold a referendum on her country’s relationship with Brussels. Switzerland and Brussels fell out last week when the EU decided to set a one-year limit on Swiss stock exchanges’ access to the EU.
     
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    The Coming Anastrophe
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    Published on Dec 24, 2017
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    In this age of economic and societal Armageddon, everyone is looking for peace and stability: so why are so many agitating for violent revolution? Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we take a page from “It’s A Wonderful Life” to explore the possibility for peaceful, community-based solutions to our problems and attempt to answer the question: what is the opposite of catastrophe?
     
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    Wolf R. – Alasdair M. - Bitcoin and Real Estate and 2018 Physical Gold Demand / Manipulation
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    The White House’s isolationist economic policy coupled with Chinese rejecting the U.S. Dollar in trade will push the Dollar’s value down and gold’s price up. China will soon role out a yuan denominated oil futures contract. MacLeod says this new contract could be used together with Dubai’s gold contract. In this way, countries could convert their oil sales into gold. This increase demand for physical gold could overwhelm America’s and London’s attempts to suppress the price.

    And contrary to conventional wisdom, interest rate hikes do not push gold prices down, MacLeod says. The Fed’s rate hikes next year will be bullish, not bearish for gold.
     
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    Crypto Silver & End of Price Manipulation | Keith Neumeyer
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    Published on Dec 26, 2017
    CEO of First Majestic Silver Keith Neumeyer tells Silver Doctors the silver market will adapt blockchain technology ending the price manipulation. “I believe that the current system - the LBMA, CME, COMEX type system - is at the end of it’s ropes.” The future gold and silver pricing mechanism will involve blockchain technology, Neumeyer predicts, allowing silver miners to sell directly to consumers. How will possible rate hikes next year impact precious metal prices? Siding with Warren Buffett, Neumeyer says what the Fed does shouldn’t impact investment decisions. “When it comes to gold and silver, I’m all in.”

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    Early Market Update and What the Web Bot Said About EOS.
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    Published on Dec 26, 2017
    In this report I cover the early market action from London on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017. I also go briefly over what Clif High and the Web Bot said about EOS in the latest ALTA report.
     
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    Asian Metals Market Update: December-27-2017
    By: Chintan Karnani, Insignia Consultants
    Higher crude oil prices will become a headache for emerging markets currencies and bonds. I am of the view that the lower base prices for nymex crude oil will be at $60 (for 2018) with chances of $86 by July 2018 a very high possibility. Worst case downside risk for crude oil at the moment is at $48 for next year with upside at infinity. Gold always rises in an inflationary environment. Crude oil related inflation can derail fiscal management in Asian nations (including India and Indonesia) with chances of bond market outflows.
     
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    Gold Up At $1,288 - BTC Recovers 40%
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    https://www.thebitforum.com A look at morning metal prices, lining up with some of last weeks information! Cryptos recover from losses and some updates to the engineering and tech side of the channel!!
     
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    Bullish Sign For Gold For First Time in Five Years.
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    In this report I cover the technical picture for gold, silver and the Hui index.
     
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    North Sea Forties Pipeline Pumping at Half Capacity -Source

    December 27, 2017 by Reuters

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    LONDON, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s biggest and most important oil pipeline, Forties, was ramping up throughput after repairs and was currently pumping at around half its normal rates, a trading source familiar with the operations said on Wednesday.

    Forties normally pumps about 450,000 barrels per day.

    The pipeline’s operator Ineos restarted the pipeline earlier in the week and has pledged to resume full flows in early January. On Wednesday, Ineos could not immediately comment on the current flow rates.

    The closure of the pipeline since Dec. 11 has helped push oil prices above $67 a barrel in recent weeks, their highest level since mid-2015.

    Forties plays an important role in the global market as it is the biggest of the five North Sea crude streams underpinning Brent, a benchmark for oil trading in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

    The system, which also carries a third of Britain’s total offshore natural gas output, was shut down after a crack was found.

    Ineos was forced to declare force majeure on deliveries of Forties crude oil, natural gas and condensate, suspending its contractual obligations to customers by citing circumstances beyond its control.

    This is believed to be the first force majeure on a major North Sea production stream in decades. Ineos didn’t say when it expected to lift the force majeure.

    Ineos, a privately-owned chemicals company based in Switzerland, bought the pipeline system from BP in late October. (Reporting by Alex Lawler, writing by Dmitry Zhdannikov; Editing by Louise Heavens)

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    The fate of the American worker
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    United Steelworkers president Leo Gerard and former president of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Larry Cohen speak to “News with Ed” about the decline of organized labor, the impact of changing trade policy and tax reform, and the likely effects of Donald Trump’s presidency on the future of America’s working families.
     
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    Ron Paul: The Revolution at Ten Years
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    Twelve-term Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul (http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org) is the father of the modern Liberty movement, which by many accounts was launched ten years ago with a spontaneous mock Boston Tea Party in 2007. His 2008 and 2012 presidential runs energized a new generation and put Liberty on the map. In his latest book, "The Revolution at Ten Years", Dr. Paul looks ahead at the future of the movement he helped launch. He tackles central planning, the military empire, cultural Marxism, the surveillance state, the deep state and more. The Revolution at Ten Years (Paperback 2017) https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-at-... The mainstream media obsessively focuses on the "big battles" between the political left and right, particularly in Washington. We become more polarized as a nation, but the differences between the Republican and Democratic parties are for the most part superficial. Both parties are pro-war and anti-civil liberties. Both support the surveillance state and Big Brother. Both endorse the warfare/welfare machine that enriches the well-connected and impoverishes the rest. Both continue the lie that bombing more people overseas will keep us more safe at home. Liberty is on the march like never before and armies of opposition cannot stop this idea whose time has come. The movement continues to grow even with the various political sideshows that vie for people's attention. This movement is not Democrat versus Republican. It is authoritarian versus pro-liberty. How can we continue to work toward Liberty and against the authoritarianism that creeps in from every crack? Read Dr. Paul's how-to guide for the next ten years of the movement

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    World's wealthiest became $1 TRILLION richer in 2017 with Amazon's Jeff Bezos adding a cool $34.2 billion to his fortune
    • World's 500 richest people saw their collective wealth expand from $4.4 trillion to more than $5.3 trillion in 2017
    • New Bloomberg figures showed their wealth soared four times more than 2016
    • Amazon's Jeff Bezos the richest with a net worth of $99.6 billion after adding $34.2 billion to his wealth this year
    • Behind Bezos, Chinese property developer Hui Ka Yan was the second biggest gainer having raked in $25.9 billion


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    Ira Epstein's Metals Video 12 27 2017
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    Ira Epstein's End of the Day Agriculture Video 12 27 2017
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    Silver vs. Gold: 2018 Performance?
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    THE U.S. SHALE OIL INDUSTRY: Swindling and Stealing Energy To Stay Alive


    -- Published: Wednesday, 27 December 2017

    By Steve St. Angelo

    While the U.S. Shale Energy Industry continues to borrow money to produce uneconomical oil and gas, there is another important phenomenon that is not understood by the analyst community. The critical factor overlooked by the media is the fact that the U.S. shale industry is swindling and stealing energy from other areas to stay alive. Let me explain.

    First, let’s take a look at some interesting graphs done by the Bloomberg Gadfly. The first chart below shows how the U.S. shale industry continues to burn through investor cash regardless of $100 or $50 oil prices:

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    The chart above shows the negative free cash flow for 33 shale-weighted E&P companies. Even at $100 oil prices in 2012 and 2013, these companies spent more money producing shale energy in the top four U.S. shale fields than they made from operations. While costs to produce shale oil and gas came down in 2015 and 2016 (due to lower energy input prices), these companies still spent more money than they made. As we can see, the Permian basin (in black) gets the first place award for losing the most money in the group.

    Now, burning through investor money to produce low-quality, subpar oil is only part of the story. The shale energy companies utilized another tactic to bring in additional funds from the POOR SLOBS in the retail investment community… it’s called equity issuance. This next chart reveals the annual equity issuance by the U.S. E&P companies:

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    According to the information in the chart, the U.S. E&P companies will have raised over $100 billion between 2012 and 2017 by issuing new stock to investors. If we add up the funds borrowed by the U.S. E&P companies (negative free cash flow), plus the stock issuance, we have the following chart:

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    Thus, the U.S. E&P companies tapped into an additional $212 billion worth of funding over the last six years to produce uneconomical shale oil and gas. Now, this chart is an approximation based on the negative free cash flow (RED color) from the four top U.S. shale fields and the shale equity issuance (OLIVE color). So, how much money would these U.S. E&P companies need to make to pay back these funds?

    Good question. If we assume that the U.S. shale oil companies will be able to produce another 10 billion barrels of oil, they would need to make $21 a barrel profit to pay back that $212 billion. However, they haven’t made any profits in at least the past six years, so why would they make any profits in the next six years?

    Okay, now that we understand that the U.S. shale industry has been burning through cash and issuing stock to continue an unprofitable business model, let’s take it a step further. If we understand that the U.S. shale energy industry is not making enough money from producing the oil and gas, then it also means that it takes more energy to produce it then we are getting from it. Sounds strange… but true.

    We must remember, investors, furnishing U.S. shale energy companies with funds are another way of providing ENERGY. These U.S. shale energy companies are taking that extra $212 billion (2012-2017) and burning the energy equivalent to produce their oil and gas. For example, it takes a lot more water to frack oil and gas wells. To transport the water, we either do it by truck or by pipeline. While this extra water usage is a Dollar Cost to the shale energy industry, it is really an ENERGY COST. Think about all the energy it took to either transport the water by truck, or the energy it took to make the pipelines, install them and the energy to pump the water.

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    Moreover, if we add up all of the additional costs to produce U.S. shale oil and gas, the majority of it comes from burning energy, in one form or another. Again, investor funds translate to burning energy. Thus, the U.S. shale industry needs more energy to produce the oil and gas than we get from it in the first place.

    Unfortunately, investors don’t see it this way because they do not realize they will never receive their investment back. It was spent and burned years ago to continue the Great U.S. Shale Energy Ponzi Scheme.

    Let me put it in another way. The U.S. and world economies are based on burning energy. When we burn energy, we create economic activity and hopefully growth. If the U.S. shale energy industry needed $212 billion more to produce the oil than they made from operations, then it means it burned more energy than it sent to the market. Do you see that now??

    So, the U.S. shale energy industry is STEALING & SWINDLING energy wherever it can to stay alive. This is the perfect example of the Falling EROI (Energy Returned On Investment) forcing an industry to CANNABLIZE itself (and the public) to keep from going bankrupt.

    Lastly, as time goes by the U.S. shale energy industry will behave like a BLACK HOLE, by sucking more and more energy in to produce even lower and lower quality oil and gas. At some point, the shale energy industry will collapse upon itself leaving one hell of a mess behind. While it’s hard to predict the timing of the event, it will likely occur within the next 2-5 years.

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