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Gold’s First Monthly $2000+ Close with John Rubino

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

John Rubino and Kerry discussed the recent highs and lows of the gold and silver market, with Rubino explaining the concept of resistance and support in trading. They speculated on whether gold will drop to $2000 and bounce back up, which would indicate a bull market. Rubino also mentioned the macro reasons for a possible recession and how it could affect the precious metals market, with Lutz suggesting that this could be a “back up the truck moment” for buying gold. They also discussed the potential impact of ETFs on the cryptocurrency market, with John suggesting that the ETFs could be a significant new source of demand that sends Bitcoin and Ethereum up dramatically.

The conversation also touched on the possibility of a false flag attack in the Middle East to justify going to war, with Rubino expressing concern that some in the US government would like a US-Israeli alliance to destroy all perceived enemies in the region. They both urged caution and verification of any information coming from the government. Additionally, they engaged in a lively discussion about the upcoming election and the various scenarios that could occur, including scandals, health emergencies, and convictions. Overall, the conversation highlighted the unpredictability and uniqueness of the current political and economic climate.

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Satellite Approach to Investing with Derek Mazzarella, CFP

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Derek Mazzarella, a CFP, discussed his core satellite approach to investing, which involves blending other asset classes around core holdings like the S&P 500 to help clients avoid emotional investing during volatile markets. He also shared his theories on why the market has rallied, including positive inflation numbers and above-average earnings, but noted potential risks ahead, such as unemployment and interest rates, which could impact the market. Mazzarella also discussed the impact of national debt and spending on taxes, highlighting the need to keep an eye on the amount of debt the country has and how it will impact spending in the future. Finally, Mazzarella discussed investment strategies for the new year amidst market uncertainty, suggesting investing in fixed investments like bonds for short-term investments and quality stocks for long-term investments, and paying attention to tax moves like tax lost harvesting and making gifts before the end of the year.

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Concentration and Debt in the Market with Eddy Gifford

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and Eddy Gifford discussed the recent GDP report and market behavior. Gifford expressed skepticism about the report and warned of warning signs in intermarket relationships and small companies struggling. He also discussed the concentration of stocks in the S&P 500 and how it could lead to trouble if those stocks have a bad day or self-correct. Gifford advised having a disciplined strategy with predetermined reasons to get in and out of investments, holding cash, and taking profits as the market rises. He also warned of cracks under the surface of the market, including high consumer debt and government spending built on debt, and predicted a financial event in six to nine months. The conversation ended with a discussion of where to find Gifford and how to connect with him.

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Gold and Stocks Pullback with Nick Santiago (Ep #546)

from Daily Market Wisdom with Nick Santiago

For more than 20 years, Master Trader Nick Santiago has been beating the markets. He’s made some incredible calls along the way and now he’s looking to spread the word. There’s no reason that the average trader should be coming up short. So now we’ve started a daily show to bring you up to date on the latest market developments. Nick will be sharing trades and concepts and discussing current trends.


1. Markets are pulling back today. They have been very overbought on the daily chart.

2. Gold is pulling back in a big way today trading lower by 2.3%. Gold was very close to a monthly breakout, but it never confirmed the move and today it is pulling in sharply.

3. Silver is also retreating today. While it has not been as strong as gold recently it has held up well. Today, it is tradling lower by 4.0%… Now we watch for pattern over the next week or so.

4. Bitcoin is sharply higher after the SEC meets with Blackrock about a spot ETF.

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2024 Markets Forecast with Michael Moor

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry interviews Michael Moor, a technical analyst, about his analysis of the markets based on price action. Mike shares his charts and projections for the S&P, which he sends to his clients every morning. He believes the market is still bullish and could potentially reach 46,333.50 before a correction. Mike also discusses potential exhaustion levels and areas of concern for the market, including the possibility of a rollover if the market settles below 46,333.50 for a couple of days.

Mike provides a detailed technical analysis of gold and natural gas, highlighting key levels and trends. He warns of the possibility of a bearish correction in gold and notes the low volatility in natural gas, which affects trading. Kerry asks questions and seeks clarification on certain points, including the potential bullish indicator of gold staying over $2000 for a record amount of time.

Mike and Kerry also discuss the merits of technical analysis versus fundamental analysis in predicting market moves. Mike argues that technical analysis is more effective because it reveals market trends earlier than fundamental analysis. They also engage in a lighthearted discussion about the terms “trending” and “tron” and their historical significance in the stock market and commodities exchange.

The conversation highlights the evolution of trading practices and the impact of technology on the industry. Mike provides specific trade levels and projections for various markets, including crude oil and Bitcoin, and emphasizes the importance of watching the market around key levels to determine the next significant move.

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Consumer Confidence Hasn’t Gotten the Memo with Russell Stone

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Russell Stone is back. On the slate in this installment… The consumer resilience that is reflected in some of the data that is meaningful doesn’t line up with what I see in person with conversations while traveling to main street America. The consumer is just starting to feel the reality as the cost of inflation and higher interest rates is hitting home. The dwindling savings of both the consumer and commercial savings accounts is seen in the data but is just starting to be felt. The Fed can’t be the buyer of last resort of al unsold treasuries very much longer. January/ February of 2024 should be interesting for all involved. Expect the consumer confidence to begin a sharp reversal beginning in late December and accelerating through the first quarter as the data lines up with the markets and reality.

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“Right Now is When You Can Make 5x-10x Your Money Just Catching the Cycle” Says $FURY CEO Tim Clark

from Mining Stock Education

“Right Now is When You Can Make 5x-10x Your Money Just Catching the Cycle” says Fury Gold CEO Tim Clark. “The problem here is the market. The problem is the lack of liquidity in the junior space. But that will change. And I think my message to investors now is: I’m not asking you to go out and buy a huge chunk of $FURY. But I think you’d be prudent to buy some. Because once this market moves, because of a lack of liquidity, you’ll have a hard time getting in at a reasonable price and you’ll be sitting there doubting yourself as it is up 50% wondering if it is going to go up 100%. And if it goes up 100% you are going to be killing yourself that you did not get in.”

Currently $FURY has a C$78m market cap with a $61m treasury in $DV.v shares ($53m) and cash ($8m). So unlike most gold explorers now, the company does not have financing risk. Functionally, $FURY is currently a call option on Dolly Varden Silver ($DV.v).

SVP Exploration Bryan Atkinson reviews the just-released positive infill drill results from the Hinge Target at the high-grade Eau Claire gold project located in the Eeyou Istchee Territory in the James Bay region of Quebec. The Hinge Target infill program has increased confidence in the geological model and potential for expansion of the Eau Claire resource to the west. Drilling continues to intercept multiple zones of gold mineralization including 5.5 metres (m) of 4.52g/t gold and 3.0m of 3.34g/t gold from 23EC-069; 1.0m of 20.20g/t gold and 3.5m of 3.51g/t gold from 23EC-070; 1.0m of 19.55g/t gold from 23EC-066; and 3.5m of 3.82g/t gold from 23EC-067.

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Hire a Fractional CFO with Matt Putra

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry Lutz interviewed Matt Putra, a fractional CFO, who provided an overview of how fractional CFOs work and the benefits of hiring them. Matt explained that fractional CFOs help companies save costs and improve their financial performance by providing a full finance team and a broader market view. He also discussed his process for financial forecasting and risk management for turnarounds and growth companies, which involves building a detailed financial forecast and working with the leadership team to create a risk register and prioritize areas to work on. Matt’s company specializes in turnarounds, fundraising, and growth for e-commerce, SAS, and clean tech industries, and he advised companies to look for a fractional CFO with lived experience and successes in their industry.

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Uncovering the Truth About JFK’s Assassination and Dorothy Kilgallen’s Mysterious Death with Mark Shaw

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

In this riveting interview, Kerry sits down with Mark Shaw, a prominent JFK assassination investigator, to delve into his groundbreaking research that challenges the official narrative of the JFK assassination and sheds light on the enigmatic death of journalist Dorothy Kilgallen.

1. Dorothy Kilgallen’s Career and Involvement:
Mark Shaw provides a comprehensive overview of Dorothy Kilgallen’s illustrious career as a journalist and her significant role in investigating JFK’s assassination. Kilgallen’s relentless pursuit of the truth led her into a complex web of conspiracy and intrigue.

2. New Revelations and Corruption within the Warren Commission:
Shaw exposes startling new revelations and government corruption surrounding the Warren Commission’s investigation into JFK’s assassination. He uncovers how key commission members were handpicked by President Lyndon B. Johnson and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to support the conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. Dissenting opinions were systematically ignored and destroyed.

3. Dorothy Kilgallen’s Connection to Carlos Marcello:
Shaw delves into Kilgallen’s investigation into JFK’s assassination and her connection to Carlos Marcello, a powerful mafia figure with a motive to eliminate JFK due to his brother Bobby Kennedy’s relentless pursuit of organized crime. The interview unveils new information from Morris Wolfe, who knew Kilgallen, providing further evidence that her knowledge may have cost her life.

4. Government Cover-Up and Destruction of Evidence:
Shaw discusses the alarming concerns of Senator Richard Russell and Senator John Sherman Cooper, both disturbed by the cover-up and destruction of crucial evidence during the Warren Commission’s investigation. The interview underscores the extent of government corruption that plagued the probe.

5. Reopening the Case of Dorothy Kilgallen:
In a thought-provoking conclusion, Lutz and Shaw ponder the possibility of reopening the case of Dorothy Kilgallen, believing that her untimely demise was a result of her relentless pursuit of the truth surrounding JFK’s assassination. This discussion leaves viewers with haunting questions about the hidden depths of this enduring mystery.

Mark Shaw’s research challenges the official narrative of JFK’s assassination and brings to light a dark world of government corruption and intrigue. This interview is a must-watch for anyone interested in uncovering the truth behind one of the most significant events in American history and the mysterious death of Dorothy Kilgallen.

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The Reckoning Begins…

by James Rickards
Daily Reckoning

Are gold prices and interest rates joined at the hip? Based on recent market action, it would appear the answer is: yes.

A major rally in gold is now underway. Gold moved from $1,831 per ounce on Oct. 6 to $2,091 per ounce on Dec. 1, a 14.1% rally in just eight weeks and a new all-time high price for gold.

Gold has pulled back to $2,037 as of today, but that’s not surprising given its previous surge. Like every other asset, gold can sometimes get ahead of itself and experience a pullback. Importantly, it’s still holding firm above $2,000.

This rally correlated almost perfectly with the rally in 10-year Treasury notes that occurred at the same time. Treasury note rates plunged from 5.00% on Oct. 19 to 4.17% as of today. That 83-basis point drop may seem small but it’s not.

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Bah Humbug: The Police State Wants Us to Be a Nation of Snowflakes

by John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead
The Rutherford Institute

“This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.” – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

What a year.

It feels as if government Grinches and corporate Scrooges have been working overtime to drain every last drop of joy, kindness and liberty from the world.

After endless months of being mired in political gloom and doom, we could all use a little Christmas cheer right now.

Unfortunately, Christmas has become embattled in recent years, co-opted by rampant commercialism, straight-jacketed by political correctness, and denuded of so much of its loveliness, holiness and mystery.

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Don’t Cry for the Lowest Paid Wall Street Mega Bank CEO Just Yet; He’s Moving Up Fast

by Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade

To stem some of the whining by the CEOs of the eight largest Wall Street mega banks at a Senate Banking hearing today (where they are expected to gripe about newly proposed higher capital requirements and whimper that it will hurt their ability to make loans to the little folks) the Banking Committee released the CEOs’ 2022 total compensation and its ratio to their bank’s median worker.

Among the most embarrassing and obscene pay packages was the 2022 compensation to Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, which came in at $34.9 million. The ratio of Dimon’s pay to the pay of the median worker at JPMorgan Chase was 393 to 1, the highest among the eight CEOs at the hearing. (For more on the zombie Board at JPMorgan Chase that keeps rewarding Dimon for the bank’s serial criminal behavior, see our report: After JPMorgan Chase Admits to Its 4th and 5th Felony Charge, Its Board Gives a $50 Million Bonus to Its CEO, Jamie Dimon.)

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Central Bank Hanky Panky

Central banks are openly manipulating markets in areas they have no legitimate role. Do this long enough and they will cause massive disruptions, price dislocations and harm for the average person. Do they even care? You decide…

by Dr. Chris Martenson
Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity

Do you know why I put two sets of quotation marks around the word “”markets?””

Because they are so manipulated that they bear no resemblance to your grandad’s markets. Markets are where prices are set between buyers and sellers. Manipulated “”markets”” are used by central banks to set a narrative.

Usually, that narrative is something inane like “We’re in control!” or “Gold is bad!” or “Inflation is coming down!”

The problem is that by forcing prices into unnatural places for too long the manipulators interfere with this thing we call reality. Out here in the real world, oil wells don’t get drilled if prices aren’t reflective of real-world risks and costs of capital. Copper mines don’t get opened. Farms get foreclosed upon (although, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing for the central banker’s friends who are eager, for some reason, to buy up these struggling operations).

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“Has Kyiv Already Lost?” – Germany’s Welt Newspaper Claims Ukraine Is “Crumbling” & That Orbán Was Right But “Nobody Dares Admit It”

from Zero Hedge

Authored by John Cody via ReMix News,

Germany’s Welt newspaper, perhaps the most popular publication in the country, is well known for its pro-Ukraine stance and ran numerous articles in the past about the likely success of Ukraine’s military offensive against Russia.

However, in a column published yesterday by the paper’s chief correspondent, Sascha Lehnartz, the assessment of Ukraine’s chances in the war is decidedly bleak.

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Global Math and Reading Assessment Indicates Widespread Post-Pandemic Learning Loss

While U.S. math scores declined on the Program for International Student Assessment test, reading scores remained stable, bucking a global trend.

by Emma Camp

A recent global assessment of 15-year-olds’ math and reading skills shows that the United States lags far behind its peer nations in math while performing unexpectedly well in reading. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) test compares students from over 100 countries. The results from the 2022 test, the first since the pandemic, show major declines in American students’ math performance and a surprising stability in reading scores.

American students’ math performance has long lagged behind other countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a group of 38 industrialized countries primarily comprising nations in Europe and Asia. This trend continued in 2022, with the U.S. ranking 28th out of 37 OECD countries, scoring an average of 465 points on the test—7 points lower than the average score for OECD countries.

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Job Market Retightened in Some Industries, Loosened in Others: Layoffs & Discharges, Voluntary Quits, Job Openings, and Hires

by Wolf Richter
Wolf Street

Job openings in construction near record; job market retightens in manufacturing and in business & professional services where many tech companies are.

We’re looking at this because the Fed is looking at it. Powell mentions it in the FOMC press conferences, because the Fed is looking for signs the labor market is getting less tight, and it got less tight overall – but remains tight. In some industries, it loosened. But in others, it re-tightened, such as in Professional and Business Services, where many tech companies are. In construction, it reached near record-tight. In manufacturing, it started to re-tighten again. That’s what the data shows that the Bureau of Labor Statistics released today as part of its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), which is based on a large survey of employers (and not on internet job postings!!).

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Young Chinese Spurn Traditional Investments in Favor of Gold

by Casey Hall and Amy Lv, Reuters

Gold buyers in China are getting younger, as a property market downturn, weakening stocks and currency, and low bank deposit interest rates have left them with dwindling options to save for rainy days in a sputtering economy.

The trend underscores heightening uncertainty about growth prospects in the world’s second-largest economy, which has not recovered from COVID-19 lockdowns as fast as consumers and job hunters had expected.

“The employment market has not been very good,” said Linda Liu, 26, who works for a pharmaceuticals company in Beijing, but worries about job stability. “Buying gold makes me feel better.”

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Pfizer Lawsuit Awakens U.S. to Mass CV19 Vax Murders – Karen Kingston

by Greg Hunter
USA Watchdog

Karen Kingston is a biotech analyst and former Pfizer employee who says Texas AG Ken Paxton’s recent lawsuit is charging Pfizer for many “lies” about their CV19 vax being safe and effective. Kingston contends this is going to begin a great awakening to the murders and disease caused by these injections. Many doctors now say the CV19 vax did not help a single person. Let that sink in. Kingston explains, “What Paxton and his team are going to do is expose thousands and thousands of lies that you were told by Pfizer and, specifically, CEO Albert Bourla. Albert Bourla went on a campaign of deception and a lying spree that resulted in a killing spree, and Bourla knew it. Ken Paxton and his legal team are charging Pfizer under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act of Texas. There are five counts they are being charged with across 18 violations. The 95% efficacy was not what you thought it was. . . . There was no evidence that it would stop transmission and infecting others. There was no evidence it worked against the variants. Then . . . there was the charge of scheming to suppress the truth about the failing vaccine. . . . This is huge.”

How big is this? Kingston says, “It could be $350 billion in fines for Pfizer, and they cannot get out of this by going bankrupt.”

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Sparks Fly Between Riley Gaines and Democrat Representative During Hearing On Biden Proposal to Rewrite Title IX

by Amanda Prestigiacomo
Daily Wire

Representatives and witnesses highlighted concerns for girls and women during a contentious hearing on Tuesday challenging the Biden administration’s proposed changes to Title IX, which would effectively broaden the definition of sex to include “gender identity.”

The proposed changes would rewrite Title IX in such a way that policies banning biological males who identify as trans from competing with or against females would now be in violation of law. Issuing such sex distinctions to protect girls sports, therefore, could strip a school of its funding. The rule would be applied to public K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions that receive federal funding.

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Biden Gives California $6 Billion for High-speed Rail to Vegas, Central Valley

[Ed. Note: Monorail!]

by Joel B. Pollak

President Joe Biden’s administration has awarded $6 billion in federal infrastructure spending to California for two high-speed rail projects — one, a failing public-sector effort by the state; the other, a private rail line from Southern California to Las Vegas.

In a press statement, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said:

Today, California was notified that the Biden-Harris Administration is awarding $6 billion to the state to build high-speed rail, investing in the whole system – San Francisco, Los Angeles and the Central Valley, creating connectivity north, south and with our neighbors to the east.

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Trump Said Biden Will Not Be the Democrat Nominee in 2024

by Peter Barry Chowka
American Thinker

Last night, in his third town hall appearance on FOX News since last June, former President Donald Trump said he believes that President Joe Biden will not be the Democrat party’s nominee for president next year.

This was one of the two major takeaways from Trump’s hour-long sitdown with host Sean Hannity (actually closer to 35 minutes when the ad breaks and Hannity’s opening and closing comments were factored in).

The other one was Trump’s sarcastic reply to the claim repeated recently by the MSM, Democrats, and former Rep. Liz Cheney (RINO-WY), to wit, that Trump would, if he is re-elected, pose a threat to democracy and rule as a dictator.

In his introduction to the program, Hannity announced that he would question President Trump about the cacophony of voices attacking him as a future dictator.

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They Are Calling This “Layoff Season”

by Michael Snyder
The Economic Collapse Blog

Is your job safe? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 13 million layoffs and discharges in the United States during the first nine months of 2023, and now “layoff season” has arrived. As the end of the year approaches, companies start taking a hard look at the bottom line, and that can result in harsh job cuts. When I was growing up, most large companies would at least wait until after the holiday season to shove workers into the street, but these days they just don’t care. The moment you are no longer considered to be an asset, they will throw you aside like a rotten fish. We live in a cold, cruel world, and that isn’t going to change any time soon.

Once again this year there will be lots of layoffs during the month of December. The following comes from a USA Today article entitled “Worried about job cuts heading into 2024? Here’s how to prepare for layoff season”…

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Civilization Has Disintegrated

by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

All civilization has disintegrated, not just Western civilization. This fact is obvious from the entire world sitting watching, perhaps as entertainment as Romans watched death in the Colosseum, the Genocide of Gaza. The “moral democratic” US government rushes more bombs and money to enable Israel’s genocide of Palestine. European governments call the genocide “Israel’s right of self-defense.” Christian Zionists justify genocide in Christ’s name. In Europe those whose moral conscience drives them to protest are arrested. In “free and democratic” UK waving a Palestinian flag is cause for arrest. The Muslim world does nothing, displaying its total impotence and lack of self-respect. And the Russians and Chinese sit there and allow the US and Israel to remake the Middle East in their interest, a development that will increase the power of evil.

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