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Ira Epstein's End of the Day Financial Video 4 26 2019
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WEEK AHEAD COMMODITY REPORT: Gold, Silver, Platinum & Oil Price Forecast: 29 April - 3 May 2019
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Shipping & Energy Week Ending 04/27:

U.S. oil exports to Asia to slow as Gulf Coast grades rise: traders
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...-gulf-coast-grades-rise-traders-idUSKCN1S02PO


Column: Hedge funds bet big on spike in U.S. gasoline prices
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-o...on-spike-in-u-s-gasoline-prices-idUKKCN1S01OB


Oil Prices Crash As OPEC Prepares To Boost Supply
https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Oil-Prices-Crash-As-OPEC-Prepares-To-Boost-Supply.html


Trump Considering Waiving Jones Act Mandate for Natural Gas, Sources Say
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-23/trump-jones-act-natural-gas

Now US may offer oil to India on concessional terms
https://www.thequint.com/news/hot-news/now-us-may-offer-oil-to-india-on-concessional-terms/

Baltic Dry Index climbs to 889, up 20 points
https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/BDIY:IND

Weekly Broker: Cape volatility has many on edge
https://splash247.com/weekly-broker-cape-volatility-has-many-on-edge/

A Trade Agreement Between China and US Could Boost Dry Bulk Market
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.co...een-china-and-us-could-boost-dry-bulk-market/

The Giant Soviet Pipeline System That’s Full of Tainted Crude
https://gcaptain.com/giant-soviet-pipeline-full-tainted-oil/

Lloyd's of London plots new course as storm clouds gather
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lloyd-s-of-london-strategy-analysis-idUSKCN1S20BP


Protection Vessels International: Weekly Maritime Security Report
https://www.pviltd.com/news-insight...ritime-security-report-24-april-2019-762.html

Tanker Market Rates 26/04/2019
http://www.crweber.com/

Golden Destiny Market Report Week 17 2019
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Advanced Shipping & Trading – Weekly Shipping Market Report – Week 17, 2019
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Live International Companies’ Shipping Stocks
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Wu-Tang Clan At NYSE:

Wu-Tang Clan's Rza on new docu-series, Martin Shkreli and the music industry
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Published on Apr 26, 2019
Rza and the Wu-Tang Clan join CNBC's "Closing Bell" team to discuss the group's premiere of their new Showtime docu-series, "Wu-Tang: Of Mics and Men." Wu-Tang Clan is ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the series.
 

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Gold and Silver Weekly Update w/e 26th April 2019
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Published on Apr 28, 2019
Gold and Silver weekly update for w/e 26th April 2019

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Gold rose $11 last week from $1275 to $1286 having hit a high of $1,288 and a low of $1,267. In sterling terms gold finished the week at £995 that’s up £14, and in Euros it closed at 1,153 Euros that’s up 19 euros.

Silver rose 13 cents from $14.96 to $15.09 having hit a high of $15.09 and a low of $14.76. In sterling terms, it closed at £11.68, that’s up 17 pence and in Euros it closed at 13.54 euros, that’s up 0.24 euros.

The Gold to Silver Ratio remained unchanged at 85.2:1

The Dow Jones closed on Friday at 26,543 up 81 points on the day and down 16 points on the week, and the NASDAQ closed at 8,146 up 27 points on the day and up 148 points on the week, and the S&P 500 closed at 2939 up 13 points on the day and up 34 points on the week.

Brent Crude rose 18 cents from $71.97 to $72.15 and US Light Crude fell 70 cents from $64 to $63.30

The dollar index stands at 98 that’s up 0.63 on the week reversing the previous week’s fall.

So, what do we have on the economic calendar for next week:

• Monday – Personal Income, Consumer Spending and Core Inflation for March
• Tuesday – Consumer Confidence Index for April
• Wednesday – Markit and ISM Manufacturing PMI for April plus the FOMC Statement on Interest rates and Jerome Powell’s Statement shortly afterwards.
• Thursday – Productivity and Unit labour Costs for Q1
• Friday – Non-Farm Payrolls plus Average earnings plus Markit Services PMI for April

So, we have an exhaustive week of reports which should generate quite a lot of interest in stocks as well as commodities and we shall see which of these investment choices benefits the most. Of course, it’s all about the dollar and that is again likely to have the greater influence on precious metal prices dependent on the week’s reports.

Interestingly last Friday GDP figures for Q1 were reported at 3.2% compared with an expectation of 2.3% and if these positive figures continue this coming week, we may indeed see commodities under pressure as the dollar is likely to gain further, though to be fair, it is already standing at a lofty 98.

Now tomorrow we have a treat for our viewers and subscribers in that we shall be interviewing Mr Erik Townsend a former teenage computer protégé and now a retired entrepreneur turned hedge fund manager and my word has he got some revelatory comments on the price of gold and silver.

You really must tune in for that interview – which will then be continued further as we shall be discussing additional issues within the Inner sanctum so a treat for all of our non-members and members alike. But be warned, do not listen if you fear hearing things you do not wish to hear – that is all we can say right now.
 

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Silver Doctors News: Argentina Peso - A Look At The World's Worst Currency
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Published on Apr 29, 2019
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1. World's Worst Currency Rebounds as Central Bank Overhauls Policy
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Interview with Erik Townsend Part 1 - Gold & Silver & US Dollar
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Published on Apr 30, 2019
Interview with Erik Townsend Part 1

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Today is Tuesday 30th April 2019 and we are producing the 1st part of a 3 part interview with former child prodigy, MIT Scholar, Hedge Fund Manager and Owner Broadcaster on Macro Voices Mr Erik Townsend.

Today we are going to discuss Erik’s views on the Precious Metals Markets Currency Markets and how long he believes the US dollar will remain the World Reserve Currency and what it will be replaced with.

What we basically took away from today was that Erik believes that short term the dollar is likely to become stronger and gold and silver prices may indeed fall as a result. He is not stating he is certain this will happen but that it is likely.

He sees the US dollar eventually being replaced possibly in the 2030’s with a new form of digital currency but not necessarily a cryptocurrency. He also adds that gold is not a get rich asset but a stay rich one.

Part 2 of the interview will be published tomorrow where we discuss precious metal pumpers and why they do it and the techniques they use. We also discuss the central banks and why the future may indeed be scary for us all – so don’t miss it.
 

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Gold & Silver - Historical Vehicles To Protect Your Wealth w/ Jayant Bhandari
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Published on Apr 30, 2019
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Today's guest, Jayant Bhandari, joins us to share his thoughts on the India-Asian economy, gold and the One Belt One Road Initiative.
 

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Interview with Erik Townsend - Gold & Silver - Part 2
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Published on May 1, 2019
Interview with Erik Townsend- Part 2

Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJFFD...

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Today is Wednesday 1st May 2019 and we are broadcasting Part 2 of a 3 part interview with Hedge Fund Manager and Owner Broadcaster of Macro Voices Mr Erik Townsend.

In Part 1 we discussed Erik’s views on the Precious Metals Markets Currency Markets and how long he believes the US dollar will remain the World Reserve Currency and what it will be replaced with.

A link to that podcast is shown in the description section below this one.

In this Podcast we shall be discussing precious metal pumpers and how to recognise one, how Erik sees long term stagnation as a distinct possibility and the potential replacement for the fractional Reserve Banking System. We also discuss gold and silver prices and ratios.

The dollar is likely to lose its status as the World Reserve Currency but the issue is when. Unlikely to be as quickly as the pumpers claim and Political and populist action triggers may indeed be the catalyst for this to occur. The new currency may be in the form of a digital though not necessarily a cryptocurrency. Before that happens, we may very well see a prolonged period of stagnation and the re-introduction of QE.

Gold and silver are a strong long-term monetary value protection and there may even be a windfall in holding it though Erik suspects prices may fall first before they begin that ascent however nothing is ruled out.

We are indeed most grateful for ERIK undertaking this interview and Part 3 will be available only within the Inner Sanctum for Bronze and Silver members where we shall discuss more precise levels of gold and silver prices to come plus other precious metals and investment considerations.

So if you are a Bronze or Silver member then please log into the Inner Sanctum on our website from tomorrow afternoon where the podcast shall be available under the section entitled ‘premium videos’.

We have listed Erik’s links below for his Macrovoices podcasts and where you may obtain copies of his book “Beyond Blockchain” in hardcopy as well as digital format.

Next month we shall have another hopefully equally as riveting interview -stay tuned as to whom it may be.
 

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"Lets Talk Venezuela Coup, FOMC & Trump Market-Speak" - Silver Doctors (Live on Air)
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Gold and Silver Are Your Lifeboats to Financial Survival.
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The Monetary Experiment Starts to Unravel (SDN)
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Published on May 2, 2019
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The articles mentioned in this news update can be found here:
1. Here’s the one word from Jerome Powell that has people raising their eyebrows
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/01/heres...

2. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell may have just killed the stock market melt-up
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/federa...

DISCLAIMER: The financial and political opinions expressed in this video are those of the commentator and not necessarily of "SilverDoctors.com". Opinions expressed in this video should not be relied on for making investment decisions, tax advice and do not constitute personalized investment advice. The information shared is for the sole purpose of education.
 

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Gold Standard Is Synonymous with Peace, Prosperity and Limited Government.
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Silver and Gold Rally, Watch for This Next Week
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Published on May 3, 2019
Silver and gold ended the week on an up note, but watch for this key signal to determine if a retest of $1300 for gold is what's next.
 

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Ira Epstein's End of the Day Financial Video 5 3 2019
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Ira Epstein's End of the Day Agriculture Video 5 3 2019
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A Chronicle Bigger than Finance | Chris Marcus
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Published on May 3, 2019
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This Podcast - http://www.SilverDoctors.com/precious... Silver and gold had a somewhat volatile week in fiat price action. With both monetary metals rallying in price today to close the week's trading...

The silver spot price is threatening a close around $15.00 fiat US dollars per troy ounce while the gold spot price looks to be finishing the day above the $1,280 per troy ounce price level in fiat Federal Reserve notes.

This week we have an in-depth conversation with a first-time guest to the show, Chris Marcus of Arcadia Economics will be joining us to talk about his decade's long experience in the precious metals markets.

As well, we close our discussion talking about his final interview with the recently deceased former CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton.

You won't want to miss some of the admissions that Bart Chilton made before his passing away from a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Be sure to check this week's show notes for Chris' groundbreaking final discussion with Bart Chilton covering the silver price manipulation saga both behind us, ongoing, and ahead.

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Gold and Silver Weekly Update w/e 3rd May 2019
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Published on May 4, 2019
Illuminati Silver weekly Update ending 3rd May 2019

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Erik Townsend Podcast 1
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Erik Townsend Podcast 2
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Today is Saturday 4th May 2019 and we are providing our gold and silver weekly update for the week ending 3rd May.

Gold fell $10 last week from $1286 to $1276 having hit a high of $1,286 and a low of $1,266. In sterling terms gold finished the week at £976 that’s down £19, and in Euros it closed at 1,139 Euros that’s down 14 euros.

Silver fell 15 cents from $15.09 to $14.94 having hit a high of $15.09 and a low of $14.57. In sterling terms, it closed at £11.43, that’s down 25 pence and in Euros it closed at 13.34 euros, that’s down 0.20 euros.

The Gold to Silver Ratio rose slightly from 85.2:1 to 85.4:1

The Dow Jones closed on Friday at 26,504 up 197 points on the day but down 39 points on the week, and the NASDAQ closed at 8,164 up 127 points on the day and up 18 points on the week, and the S&P 500 closed at 2945 up 83 points on the day and up 6 points on the week.

Brent Crude fell $1.30 from $72.15 to $70.85 and US Light Crude fell $1.36 from $63.30 to $61.94

The dollar index stands at 97.52 that’s down 0.48 on the week.

So, what do we have on the economic calendar for next week:
• Tuesday – Consumer Credit for March
• Thursday – Trade Deficit figures for March with a forecast of - $50bn plus Producer Price Index for April.
• Friday – Consumer Price Index plus Core CPI for April.

In conclusion, while the US dollar continues its strength and the Economy maintains reasonable growth and President Trump can pull a few rabbits out of the hat such as Infrastructure spending agreements and a deal with China we can expect stock markets continue to rise and the dollar to strengthen and commodity prices, especially gold and silver, to fall.

However, if he fails to achieve this, and if the announcement yesterday that North Korea has released another testing missile - resulting in some increasing of tensions both politically and militarily - then of course gold, and consequently silver, prices will benefit.

Geopolitical concerns apart, we are still of the opinion that lower prices are ahead for gold and silver in US dollar terms and also in sterling terms because of Brexit being delayed until October. Of course, other countries may experience something different as their currencies compare with a strengthening US dollar.

Finally a brief note for Inner Sanctum Bronze and Silver Members - we have launched a new service – short podcasts which will be directed to you by email on a range of political and economic issues which are too short to include in a YouTube podcast and will be around 2-3 minutes in length. Do watch out for these in your email box.

Also, our monthly webinar has been postponed until Saturday 11th May, as we are hoping to have an additional New Host who isn’t available until then, and if you are a Silver member you will be sent an email link.
 

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WEEK AHEAD COMMODITY REPORT: Gold, Silver, Platinum & Oil Price Forecast: 6 - 10 May 2019
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Shipping & Energy Week Ending 05/04:

ESAI Energy: US exports compete for Asian crude trade
https://www.worldpipelines.com/spec...rgy-us-exports-compete-for-asian-crude-trade/

Venezuelan PDVSA’s oil exports steady in April, flow to Cuba continues -data
https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-venezuela-oil-exports-idUKKCN1S82BN

Top Oil Buyers Said to Seek More Saudi Crude Amid Disruption
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...asked-for-more-oil-by-asia-as-supply-squeezed

Tankers to profit from contaminated Russian crude crisis
https://splash247.com/tankers-to-profit-from-contaminated-russian-crude-crisis/


Tanker Market Rates 05/05/2019
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Baltic Dry Index falls to 985, down 47 points
https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/BDIY:IND


Weekly Maritime Security Report 30 April 2019
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Banchero Costa Weekly Market Report, Week 17 2019
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Advanced Shipping & Trading – Weekly Shipping Market Report – Week 18, 2019
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Athenian Shipbrokers S.A. DEMOLITION QUICK UPDATE Week 17, 2019
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First Ever U.S.-Built Electric Vessels are Under Construction
https://maritime-executive.com/article/first-ever-u-s-built-electric-vessels-are-under-construction

World's second-biggest LNG tanker-class vessel to transit Panama Canal for first time
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lng-tanker-panamacanal-idUSKCN1S906D

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Don't Let Bernanke & Co. Fool You Into Bailing Out Wall Street Again.
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Dow Futures Drop Over 500 Points As Trade War Heats Up.
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What a Broken Trade Deal Means for Silver and Gold
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Published on May 6, 2019
Let's take this beyond just the trade deal, and look at the broader ramifications of U.S. - China relations taking a turn for the worse.
 

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Does Politics Matter?
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Published on May 6, 2019
Does Politics Matter when assessing markets and commodities?

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Today is Monday 6th May 2019 and we are providing a practical example answer to the question – does politics matter?

Many of us involved in the precious metals space constantly talk about supply of gold and silver, demand for gold and silver, costs of extraction; such as cash costs, or all in sustaining costs, market manipulation etc.

We have often been criticised by a few subscribers on this channel for occasionally covering political issues.

Well today has provided us with an example as to why it is important to do so.

Yesterday President Trump said on Twitter the US would more than double tariffs on $200bn (£152bn) of Chinese goods on Friday and introduce fresh tariffs. He specifically stated that tariffs of 10% on certain goods would rise to 25% on Friday, and $325bn of untaxed goods could face 25% duties "shortly".

Stock markets including the Dow Jones plummeted to as low as 471 points down (almost 1.8%) on the news in early trading. We saw gold immediately jump $10 and silver 4 cents as it was feared and reported that the Chinese trade talks due this week could be called off.

Earlier, European stock markets sank following the President's tweets, with the main Paris and Frankfurt indexes both closing about 1% lower.

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index closed 2.9% lower, while the Shanghai Composite tumbled 5.6%.

When later today, Beijing confirmed a delegation would still travel to Washington on Wednesday for negotiations aimed at ending the trade war, US stocks regained ground, with the Dow Jones closing down just under 0.3% down just 66 points and the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 losing just 0.5% after similarly steep falls.

For damage limitation, White House economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, told Fox News that the President's tweet was a warning.

He said:

"The President is, I think, issuing a warning here, that, you know, we bent over backwards earlier, we suspended the 25% tariff to 10 and then we've left it there. That may not be forever if the talks don't work out."

So as one can see, politics does matter, and the President’s words have dramatic effect.

This is why traditionally, politicians have been cautious about public pronouncements, as they affect markets and this point should not be forgotten.

At the time of producing this podcast which is 2300 GMT gold is currently up $5 at $1281 and silver is down 2 cents at $14.90.

So, whether you are a gold and silver bull or bear, its worth at least taking into account, not just technical and fundamental analysis but also political considerations too – which is why to a large degree most of our forecasts have been more accurate than not.
It's worth bearing in mind.
 

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A Look at the Dollar Index and Its Long Term Cycles.
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COMMODITY REPORT: Crude Oil Price Forecast: 7 May 2019
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"I Think the System Falls Apart Soon", City of London Friend.
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US - NO Recession in 2019?
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Published on May 9, 2019
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Today is Monday 4th February and we are asking the question is the US likely to witness a recession in 2019.

We only have to pick up a newspaper or listen to a news report to hear varying views on whether there will be a recession in the US this year. If you were to listen to the precious metal pumpers, you will believe that there will be, and copious amounts of QE will be released to help prevent it.

Well without making a judgement at this stage one way or another, we were interested to read Mark Munro’s article in Financial Adviser on the 24th January entitled US Recession Unlikely.

Now Mark is the Investment Director of Aberdeen Standards Investments – which is a global asset manager specialising in equities, fixed income, property and alternatives. ... Aberdeen Standard Investments was created by the merger of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life on 14 August 2017. It manages (as of June 2018) in excess of £557bn, €629bn, $735bn of assets, making it the largest active manager in the UK and one of the largest in Europe.

Mark basically argues that a US recession in 2019 is unlikely but we should express growth to slow. His article was written before Jerome Powell announced his Committee’s changing view towards interest rates last week, and whilst we are going to read the article as it is written we must bear this in mind – which is interesting because it is was Mark predicts the Central Bank will have to do.

So in essence mark argues that the banks and financial institutions in the US are generally in a reasonable solid condition and that a US recession this year is highly unlikely. What is more interesting to us is that he feels that corporate debt build up serves as a more concerning event to take notice of and any downturn in global trade and in particular US trade, then the corporate sector is the one most likely to crumble and exacerbate the situation than the financial institutions are.

This is both good news and bad, and in our view, if accurate, gives a good indication why equity markets may be particularly vulnerable to lower economic growth because of the potential inability of a number of companies to repay its leveraged debt should income be reduced.

In light of this, if we were corporate treasurers, we would be taking every conceivable measure to pay this debt down and if necessary swap equity for debt, - though we suspect the financial institutions may be too clever to fall for the debt equity swap ruse, especially now so late in the cycle.

What’s your opinion and why?

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Released from the Inner Sanctum from February 2019 as this subject is raising its head again recently.
 

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Iran in the Crosshairs of King Dollar
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Published on May 8, 2019
With the recent escalation seemingly coming out of nowhere, is a conflict with Iran imminent?
 

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A Market in Denial of Reality
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Anyone else seeing something fishy about these late day/week rallies? Yeah, me too.
 

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Ira Epstein's End of the Day Financial Video 5 10 2019
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Ira Epstein's End of the Day Agriculture Video 5 10 2019
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If JPMorgan Allows It | Ed Steer Gold and Silver Daily
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Published on May 10, 2019
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This Podcast - http://www.SilverDoctors.com/precious... Hello Metals & Markets listeners and viewers out there.

I'm traveling this Friday, May 10th, 2019 and consequently, this week's interview was recorded a few days prior on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019.

The gold and silver markets thus far this week have been moving mostly sideways even as trade discussions with China seem to be breaking down and the threat of increased tariffs a very realistic and soon possibility.

The silver spot price is trading just $15 oz while the gold spot price is hovering around the $1,284 oz level in fiat Federal Reserve notes.

The gold silver ratio is still historically high around the 86 level.

This week we are welcoming a first-time guest to the show, a man with multiple decades of investing experience and documentation of the precious metals markets, Mr. Ed Steer.

He will join us in a few short seconds, but first, we have a new free silver coin offer for the first time ever from the sponsor of the show.

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WEEK AHEAD COMMODITY REPORT: Gold, Silver & Crude Oil Price Forecast: 13 - 17 May 2019
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Trade War Cuts U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Exports to China
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Oil Markets Uncertain As Trade War Counters Supply Shortages
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Fearnleys Week 19 2019
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'ReCAAPing' April's Asian Piracy, Sea Robbery SITREP
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US ports pave the way for multi-billion projects in 2019
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Iran appears to be restarting oil shipments to Syria as Trump turns up pressure
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China US Trade War Escalates - Markets Fall
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Published on May 13, 2019
China US Trade War Escalates - as tariffs are increased.

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Today is Monday 13th May 2019 and we are discussing the breakdown in talks between China and the US and the recently imposed increase in US tariffs.

Last Friday, the US increased a 10% tariff on $200bn worth of Chinese goods - including fish, handbags, clothing and footwear - to 25% thereby potentially escalating the ‘trade war’ with China.
In addition, it is reported today that The Office of the United States Trade Representative has also said it has been ordered to "begin the process of raising tariffs on essentially all remaining imports from China, which are valued at approximately $300 billion".

This trade dispute primarily arose because The US has argued that China's trade surplus with the US is the result of unfair practices, including state support for domestic companies. It also accuses China of stealing intellectual property from US firms and President Trump and his administration has taken a firm position against this.

In fact, the President has tweeted that the US is "right where we want to be with China. Remember, they broke the deal with us & tried to renegotiate…..we will be taking in tens of billions of dollars in tariffs from China. Buyers of product can make it themselves in the USA (ideal) or buy it from non-tariffed countries."

Now whilst most politicians agree that the current situation cannot continue indefinitely, many argue that it’s the US citizens who will suffer the most unless this is resolved quickly.

So, what are we all to make of this and how may it affect American citizens as well as the rest of the world?

Well for sure without an agreement there will no doubt be retaliation and costs will go up for imported goods and be passed on to the consumer. Equally of course China will also suffer, and it is a strong argument to say that China will suffer more as it exports more goods to the US than it imports.

However, short term, US citizens will suffer more while they attempt to obtain such goods from other suppliers – which probably will cost more than the prices China were originally charging.

Some farmers, in particular, will suffer immediately, but the US administration has stated they will compensate farmers from the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars the Government is receiving in tariff payments from this arrangement.

This situation is no doubt 2 superpowers expressing their might one against the other. The US has a most valid case; the question however is that does it have the political and economic ‘will’ to see it through to the end; especially, if, as some suspect, China will wait out the situation, until the US Presidential elections take place next year; in the hope that a more ‘benign and agreeable’ President is elected.

Meanwhile global growth suffers with most global institutions blaming the US for its tariff policy thereby potentially reducing Trump’s electoral chances.
 

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What US-China trade war costs YOU
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Published on May 13, 2019
President Trump tweeted that “we are right where we want to be with China” on Sunday. But then China imposed $60 billion in retaliatory tariffs. The ongoing trade war could cost the average American households as much as $800 per year. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca joins News. Views. Hughes with the details.
 

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The Robocalypse comes: Amazon offers workers $10k to quit after unveiling machines that pack 700 boxes an HOUR and could put thousands out of a job

  • Machines, known as CartonWrap from CMC Srl, pack much faster than humans
  • They crank out 600-700 boxes per hour, or four to five times the rate of a human
  • Amazon has considered installing two machines at dozens more warehouses
  • Doing so would remove at least 24 roles at each one, sources involved have said
  • Amazon also says it will pay workers up to $10k to quit and start delivery services
  • Those who take up on the promotion will allow them to lease Amazon's blue vans
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Gold Rises on back of US China Trade War Escalation
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Published on May 14, 2019
Gold rises as a result of US/China Trade War escalation

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Today is Tuesday 14th May 2019 and we are covering today the rise in gold prices as a result of recent escalation in the US China trade war.

We pointed out yesterday that last Friday, the US increased a 10% tariff on $200bn worth of Chinese goods to 25% thereby escalating the ‘trade war’ with China, which then retaliated with imposing tariffs on $60 bn worth of US goods as from June.

Stock markets tumbled with the Dow Jones Industrial Index closing the day down 617 points at 25,324 a fall of some 2.38%.
The Hang Seng Index closed down 432 points down 1.5% while most European indices rose albeit modestly.

Well we remember from our weekly update that gold closed the week at $1286 and opened higher rising to $1303 on the trade conflict escalating, its highest level since April 11th and its largest one-day percentage rise since February 2019 of 1.1% - clearly a run, albeit a small one, to safe haven assets by investors.

Currently at the time of producing this podcast gold stands at $1298 but does appear to be holding firm but we noted that there was some profit-taking in Asia as prices rose above $1,300

Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst, Asia Pacific at OANDA stated:

“People are looking to find a safe harbour in the storm while they wait for the dust to settle……Prices could further rise to $1,310-$1,312 if stock markets end lower. But, any sudden breakthroughs in the trade stand-off possibly could see investors stampeding for the exit as fast as they arrived.”

However Government officials and traders are also conscious and concerned that China being the largest foreign U.S. creditor, may decide to dump treasuries – however we suspect that will not happen with any force, as they would find themselves selling assets at much lower prices – what is more likely is that they do not renew such assets as the current ones mature.

What perhaps is more concerning, and we raised this tentatively in the weekly update, are escalating tensions between the United States and Iran and especially after Saudi Arabia said yesterday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

Silver initially fell on opening and was heading towards $14.60 but soon reversed course and is currently standing at $14.81 up some 3 cents against Friday’s close. We have to be aware of the fact that silver, whilst benefiting as a secondary precious metal, will be damaged by any trade dispute in its role as a primary industrial metal and if these geopolitical issues were not escalating, we would certainly see silver resting at or below $14.50 today.