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September 1, 2011 / Hal (GT)

A breather this week.

So far this week feels pretty much like a breather week. You know, the kind of breather one takes after climbing a mountain and coming to a plateau. Which isn’t to say that news isn’t happening, deals aren’t being made, or the world as a whole is saying, “Leave a message.” It’s just the last week of August for pity sake and a lot of people are taking breaks or worn out from all the bad stuff hitting them.

Which is probably why, if I have to get sick with some manic cold virus getting a jump on winter, this is the week for it. Dang it [sniff. cough. wheeze].

Anyway. Here’s some links that I find telling as to the future and those things that impact gold, which right now ExactPrice is showing range bound today at $1,827.70 at the moment.

Alternate Unemployment Charts <- Ht to to Future_Shock on twitter. This is the ShadowStats numbers and pretty telling.

FEMA’S use of term ‘federal family’ for government expands under Obama <- Pretty scary move if you ask me.

Obama Labor Boss Buys Canadian-Built Car: Says purchase was to show support for American workers <- Seriously? You can’t make this stuff up.

James Turk – Expect a Big September for Gold & Silver

Rick Rule – Expect More QE to Send Gold Prices Soaring

Louise Yamada – Critical Levels to Watch on Gold & Silver <- Good thoughts here.

China tycoon buys ‘part’ of Iceland <- HT to Laura Gross. China is certainly on the purchasing path.

Murder Gold, Urge Wall Street Journal and New York Times Commentaries <- there’s some interesting links and info here on Ed Steer’s Gold & Silver Daily. Worth a look at the quotes from Ted Butler.

Monthly Gold Charts – August 2011 <- go check out Trader Dan’s post and charts. Wow.

Gold marking time <- More good stuff from Dan Norcini.

Fix the Banks! <- Amen:

If there is one central theme to the ongoing financial crisis we face, it is an insolvent banking system.  It is so bad that the accounting rules were changed (after the financial meltdown in 2008) to allow banks to value assets on their books at whatever they think they will fetch far into the future.  So, the billions of dollars of underwater mortgage-backed securities and real estate sitting on the balance sheet is held at imaginary values to make many banks look solvent when, in fact, they are not.

China’s main precious metals bourse welcomes Barclays

China disputes WTO ruling on its raw materials policies <- shocker… well, not really.

Jobless Claims Down, but Show No Improvement in Job Market <- Umm… So pretty much same old, same old.

Phantom gold haunts GLD vault tour <- the plot thickens.

Greenberger: Secret Exemptions Allow Futures Price Manipulation – RealNews

Researchers Find Unique Behavior of Thin Gold Wires at Nanoscale <- I always find science new interesting.

Guest Post: Tracking Gold <- Hey! That’s what I do 🙂

Small Business Administration to Close? <- Hmmm… Not really.

Obama Jobs Plan to Push More K-12 Bloat? <- Augh. So more of the same.

Fukushima Is Continually Blasting All Of Us With High Levels Of Cesium, Strontium And Plutonium And Will Slowly Kill Millions For Years To Come <- Great, just great. Anyone figured out how to wear lead yet?

Well, that’s it for today folks.

Until next time.





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