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One of the greatest propaganda coups of the banks ("The Money Interest") has been to take discussion of the banking system and money clean off the table & consign all questions to the "scientific experts" of the Federal Reserve.

All American history can be explained as a struggle between Jeffersonians and Hamiltonians. Jeffersonians have always stood for an independent, self-sufficient people, and Hamiltonians for an elite -- the people versus the banks. People versus the parasites.

Today the banks, cartelized under the Federal Reserve in 1913, reign supreme. If you want to know what the victory of "The Money Interest" would mean, look around you.

This weekend leaders of "The Elite" will be meet at the Bilderberger conference in Watford, England, most likely to figure out how the banks will bleed us next. To give you a glimmer how the news is managed, I searched Google News for "Bilderberger" & the out of the first ten items that came up, only three were in English, the rest in German. Shucks. Did I mention that Google CEO Schmidt is a Bilderberger, too? Or that the Bilderbergers will be talking about a global tax?

Never mind. It's all a coincidence.


Hardly had the words tripped off my fingertips about stocks' dropping to their 50 day moving averages than they obliged. Dow plunged 216.95 (1.43%) today to end below 15,000 at 14,960.59. S&P500 plummeted 22.48 (1.38%) to 1,608.90. Those 50 DMAs now stand mighty close at 14,914 & 1604.17.

Size of today's drop means both indices crossed a meaningful line. Dow fell out of its established trading channel, S&P500 lacked maybe 6 points of that. Stocks have further to fall before stopping. This correction probably does NOT mark the end of the rally that began in 2009. That should come by year end or 1Q2014.

Dow in Gold and Dow in Silver both closed below their 20 DMAs today.

Dow in gold closed down 1.52% at 10.698 oz (G$221.15 in gold dollars). 20 DMA is 10.86 oz. (By the way, the 1929 closing high was $381.17 or 18.44 oz. Either stocks were worth a lot more then, or gold a lot less.)

Dow in Silver closed at 665.95, down 11.62 oz. or or 1.71%. 20 DMA stands at 669.05. Long term downtrend line stands about 620 oz.

Today's crossing below the 20 DMA was the first confirmation the trend has turned down. That implies silver & gold will begin gaining value faster than stocks (or, losing value more slowly -- either is mathematically possible).

Yesterday's dollar index rise was merely the final kiss good-bye, the bounce back up to the broken uptrend line. Today the dollar index tripped again, 19.7 basis points (-0.24%) to 82.575. Dollar crosses internal support line at 82 & speeds its fall.

Euro built modestly on its breakout through the downtrend line by rising 0.11% to $1.3094. Sure doesn't act like it's in any hurry to run away upside. Yen recovered after its bout with acrophobia yesterday to rise 0.81% to 100.8 cents/Y100. 50 DMA stands at 101.00.

US$1=Y99.2=E0.7637=0.044 514 oz. Ag=0.007 150 oz. Au.

Still trapped within the same range, gold rose $1.30 to $1.398.40 while silver added 6.5 cents to 2246.5c.

On a five day chart both precious metals have formed a long even-sided triangle the first three days of this week. Even-sided triangles can break out either way, up or down.

This much is clear. If gold closes below $1,390, it will fall further. If it climbs over $1,420 - $1,425, it should rally. (Silver under 2200c or over 2330c.)

Meanwhile Commitments of Traders & Bullish percentage indicators are shouting that both gold and silver are rampaging good buys.

These stand-offs appear quiet, but are spring-loaded with tension. The market will break one way or the other soon.

Just to show you how things have changed, on 5 June 1794 the US congress passed a law prohibiting US citizens from serving in any foreign armed forces.

Argentum et aurum comparanda sunt —
Silver and gold must be bought.

— Franklin Sanders, The Moneychanger

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Market Snapshot See more charts and market data
5-Jun-13 Price Change % Change
Gold, $/oz 1,398.40 1.30 0.09%
Silver, $/oz 22.47 0.07 0.29%
Gold/Silver Ratio 62.248 -0.123 -0.20%
Silver/Gold Ratio 0.0161 0.0000 0.20%
Platinum 1,509.40 19.50 1.31%
Palladium 754.30 5.45 0.73%
S&P 500 1,608.90 -22.48 -1.38%
Dow 14,960.59 -216.95 -1.43%
Dow in GOLD $s 221.15 -3.42 -1.52%
Dow in GOLD oz 10.70 -0.17 -1.52%
Dow in SILVER oz 665.95 -11.62 -1.71%
US Dollar Index 82.76 -0.20 -0.24%
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