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07/24: What is the Biggest Reason the Fed Won't Raise Rates before Election Day
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07/29: FAKE BULLION ALERT : The News Courier - Law Enforcement Investigating Counterfeit Gold, Silver Sales

07/29: FAKE BULLION ALERT : SilverBugs (Reddit) - Fake Saltwater Crocodile Silver Bullion Coins found on Popular Auction Site

07/29: CoinNews - 2016 Theodore Roosevelt 5 Oz Silver Bullion Coin Launches on August 29

07/29: Mauldin Economics - The Fed Is Preparing for Negative Rates—Here’s the Sign Everyone Missed

07/29: True Sinews - A Trap of their Own Making

07/29: GOLD NANO : CANCER RESEARCH : UPI - Triple-Therapy Patch May Treat, Prevent Recurrence of Colon Cancer

07/29: Market Watch - The point of no return for quantitative easing is getting closer

07/29: BAWERK - The FOMC Butterfly that Will Ruin the World

07/29: Peak Prosperity - The Burrito Index: Consumer Prices Have Soared 160% Since 2001

07/29: The Felder Report - Over The Past 50 Years An Earnings Recession Of This Magnitude Has Never Failed To Trigger A Bear Market

07/29: GoldMoney - It is a month after Britain’s surprise vote to leave the EU

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07/28: Markets vs. the Fed

07/28: VIDEO : CNBC - Markets vs. the Fed - link to video above

07/28: NewsMax Finance - Greenspan 'Nervous' Bond Prices Too High, Sees Stagflation Ahead

07/28: BDlive - Platinum and palladium catch the kings of the precious metals castle

07/28: AUDIO : McAlvany Weekly Commentary - Richard Duncan: Creditism Has Replaced Capitalism

07/28: CHART : tweet : Linda Yueh - Top 50 central banks have cut interest rates 672 times since Sept 2008; nearly 3/4 of developed gov bonds yields <1%

07/28: Money Metals Exchange - Still Waiting for a Precious Metals "Correction"? Get Off the Dime and Buy Some Silver Ones...

07/28: MoneyBeat - Investors Pulling Money out of Prime Money Funds

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07/27: PDF : DoubleLine - BARRON'S: Interview with the Bond King (Jeffrey Gundlach) on Brexit, Earnings and Gold

07/27: Financial Post - Fed’s inaction on rates gives policymakers plenty of justification to continue spending

07/27: True Wealth - This is How the Scary “Japanese Disease” is Spreading

07/27: CoinWorld - Perth Mint's newest 1-ounce silver bullion coin soars in popularity

07/27: AUDIO : Cashflow Ninja - A Second Look at the Federal Reserve and Central Banks a Interview with Edward G. Griffin, the author of The Creature from Jekyll Island

07/27: Bloomberg - Analyst Warns of a Restaurant Downturn and Sees Harbinger of U.S. Recession

07/27: The Deviant Investor - Free Stuff, Monopoly Money, and Free Passes

07/27: Numismatic News - Unload Coins in Tough Times?

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07/27: South China Morning Post - Woman caught at Shenzhen border with 15kg of hidden gold bars around her waist

07/27: Sputnik News - Miami Court Rejects Bitcoin as Money

07/26: Kitco - Is America Headed For Bankruptcy? - Harvard Economist

07/26: CHART : tweet : BullionGuide - A Positive Pattern is Taking Shape in Silver's Daily Chart

07/26: The Cobden Centre - The real message from asset inflation by Alasdair Macleod

07/26: PIMCO - Why It’s Twice as Expensive to Retire Today in the U.S. as It Was 25 Years Ago

07/26: Straight Line Logic - No Lifeboats

07/26: True Wealth - This is Why Both Silver and Gold will Continue to Glitter

07/26: AUDIO : Peak Prosperity - Dave Pare: Gold Is Looking Strong

07/26: CNN Money - The Royal Mint has struck gold with its bullion trading business.

07/26: CHARTS : Doug Short - NYSE Margin Debt and the Market

07/26: VIDEO : CNBC - Peter Schiff discusses how the Fed is bluffing

07/26: Hedgeye - Uncertainty? 10% Probability of Fed Rate CUT to 10% Rate HIKE (In Just One Month)

07/26: Silver Investing News - 10 Top Silver-producing Countries

07/25: CoinNews - 2016 American Platinum Eagle Bullion Sales Open at 17,100

07/25: The Telegraph - The Helicopters Fly on for Now, but One Day they will Crash

07/25: The Corner - Are The Central Banks Getting It Wrong?

07/25: True Wealth - This is how to know how much uncertainty is in the world

07/25: FAKE BULLION : SilverBugs (reddit) - What is Faked More Gold or Silver?

07/25: GOLD NANO : CANCER RESEARCH : Science Daily - Salmonella Protein Reduces Drug Resistance in Tumors

07/25: The Felder Report - Investors Are Relying On ‘Dangerous Rationalizations That Have Never Held True In The Past’

07/25: tweet : Jesse Felder - Has anyone hacked the Clinton/Yellen emails yet?

07/25: Energy & Capital - Buy Gold to Hedge Against Number 36

07/25: Business Standard - Indian Govt promises helping hand to bullion industry

07/25: Chicago Tribune - 'Gloom, Boom & Doom' economist pushes for gold

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"A Prudent Man Foresees the Difficulties Ahead and Prepares for them; the Simpleton goes Blindly on and Suffers the Consequences"

- Proverbs 22:3

What is the Biggest Reason the Fed Won't Raise Rates before
Election Day

Posted on 7/24/2016 @11:19pm 

You've read the title and the answer can be summed up in one word "Trump."  

I used to be a political junkie and I had some good teachers about politics so I understand it very well.

However, I'm not that person anymore and I personally do not like politics or any political party so this opening commentary will be very short and to the point.

Janet Yellen is a democrat, just like most of the Fed's board members, they know that if they raised rates they will be pulling liquidity out of a market that can't handle that type of action.

So come July 27th, look for Janet Yellen to make more excuses on 'Transitory Economic Factors,' as to why the Fed isn't going to raise interest rates instead of the truth which is:

If they did raise rates, even a very little, the markets would fall and her candidate would not look so good come election day.

The following is the most important thing I've learned about politics:  When politics is mixed with fact; the truth never gets told. 

Now to the charts...

US Dollar

The Rising Wedge I drew in last week's chart failed as seen in the chart below...(Falling & Rising Wedge - Defined)

us dollar

Since the Rising Wedge in the chart above failed, I re-drew it, twice.

One using the Candlestick's Opening and Closing Prices and the other using a Candlestick's highs and lows, see below.

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us dollar

There is only one reason the dollar rose last week, that reason being the 'Herd' mentality of Investors that think the Fed is going to raise
Interest Rates.

Well, if you read what I wrote above you'll understand one of the biggest reason we won't see a rate increase before for Election day (Nov. 8th).

US Dollar Resistance Levels


US Dollar Support Levels



Gold's chart is still looking good it is in consolidation which is what you want to see when you have a big run-up in price. 

It is also staying inside the 'Ascending Channel' I drew for it three weeks ago (see Gold's Ascending Channel post here).

us dollar price

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I'm looking for more consolidation in Gold's price, at least until the Federal Reserve announces it is not going to raise interest rates. 

After that happens, look for gold and silver to change directions.

gold price chart


I'm not seeing much in Silver's chart, however, I do think we'll see more consolidation in silver's price, at least until after the news comes out that the Federal Reserve is not going to raise rates, then we should see it change direction. 

The change in direction for silver and gold probably won't happen until Thursday or Friday (7/28 or 7/29)

silver price chart

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As for this weeks music, I listened mostly to Sting and The Police so I leave you this...Have A Great Week!

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