Saturday, December 29, 2012

Michael Pento - Gold to Break $10000

"It wouldn’t surprise me if gold eventually goes to $10,000 an ounce or even higher because there is no limit to the productive capacity of central bankers to produce currency. I think it would be more surprising if gold didn’t go to $10,000 an ounce. When the US dollar loses its world reserve currency status and the US bond market collapse is in full swing, a $10,000 gold price may prove to be very conservative.”

- Michael Pento via a recent King World News interview, read the full interview here:

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Marc Faber on CNBC - Reality vs Delusion

"A Cassandra is a hopelessly honest person, while a Pollyanna is an incredibly hopeful person, the incurable optimist. Cassandras are often disparaged as "nattering nabobs of negativism/negativity," instead of being looked upon as prophetic realists, while Pollyannas are deservedly dismissed as the "pandering puppies of positivity/positivism." To wit, this wondrously self-satirical clip pitting Marc Faber's doom-and-gloom reality with Becky Quick's boom-and-boom status quo."

- Sources: ZeroHedge and CNBC:

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Currency Debasement Is Assured

"The fundamentals for gold are unassailable, the long technical picture is excellent and gold remains very inexpensive when compared to almost every other alternative (most particularly, bonds, treasury bills and bank deposits). With currency debasement assured and some form of hyperinflation probable, gold should trade at several multiples of the current price before this bull market reaches its end."

- By John Embry

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Physical Market is Reasonably Tight

"The physical market (for gold and silver) is reasonably tight. You’ve seen things like China, which is now arguably the largest gold producer in the world, being the largest gold importer in the world. You are seeing steady physical off-take in a market where the futures markets would seem to be adequately balanced between buyers and sellers.

So you aren’t seeing advances in the long prices of gold. But what you are seeing is continued physical off-take. I think, ultimately, that will be reflected both in the spot price of gold and in the futures prices of both gold and silver. You know we’ve now bought $4.3 billion worth of gold and silver.

I would suggest that within Sprott we are developing a core competency in terms of our ability to time our offerings to the availability of gold and silver in the market. We did have a problem a year ago obtaining silver when one of our offerings raised more money than we had anticipated it would.

But we’ve learned a lot about the physical market for gold and silver bullion. So, at least in the current context, were we to do an offering on the gold and silver side, my suspicion is we would be fairly competent at deploying the capital we raised in equity markets, in (to) the physical markets.”

- Rick Rule during a recent King World News interview, read the full interview here:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

This Will Consume 30% - 50% of Silver Production

“Silver is not just a medium of exchange. It has a longer history as a medium of exchange than even gold, but it’s much more than that. So when I talk about photovoltaics, I’m talking about just one use of this incredible metal. But this one use, by my calculations, will consume an inordinate amount of silver within the next five to seven years.

I’m talking about the need for 700 gigs of photovoltaics between now and 2020. The amount of silver that we are going to need just for photovoltaics will amount to 30% of all the world’s yearly supply. In other words we will need 30% of those tons (of world silver production) just for this one use. By 2020, the amount that we will need (is a staggering) 50% of the world’s (yearly silver) mine supply.

Now consider the fact that silver is also used for all of these other industrial uses, investment (purposes), jewelry, and so many other kinds of applications. There is no way I can see of connecting these dots (in terms of silver supply). I would stock up on silver."

- Stephen Leeb via a recent King World News interview, read the full interview here:

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Here Comes the Fiscal Cliff

Presented without explanation. I think this picture speaks for itself.