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Max Keiser

Timothy Maxwell "Max" Keiser (born January 23, 1960) is an American broadcaster and film maker. He hosts Keiser Report, a financial program broadcast on Russian state media channel RT. Until November 2012, Keiser anchored On the Edge, a program of news and analysis hosted by Iran's Press TV.

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Dragonglass Derivatives

22 hours ago

Dragonglass Derivatives

Weekend fun: read “Maya Dragonglass Derivatives.” Daenerus would not have approved the Maya method of mitigating counterparty risk.

‹ Are Profit and Healthcare Incompatible?

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Are Profit and Healthcare Incompatible?

2 days ago

As I have been noting for a decade, the broken U.S. healthcare system will bankrupt the nation all by itself. We all know the basic facts: the system delivers uneven results in terms of improving health and life expectancy while costing two or three times more per person compared to our advanced-economy global competitors.
U.S. Lifestyle + “Healthcare” = Bankruptcy (June 19, 2008)
Sickcare Will Bankrupt the Nation–And Soon (March 21, 2011)
How Healthcare Is Dooming the U.S. Economy (Three Charts) (May 2015)
You Want to Fix the Economy? Then First Fix Healthcare (September 29, 2016)
This chart says it all: the global outlier in low life expectancy and exorbitant cost is the U.S.

The profit motive is supposed to lower

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Gold, Silver Consolidate On Last Weeks Gains, Palladium Surges 36% YTD To 16 Year High

2 days ago

– Gold and silver rise as stocks fall sharply after Barcelona attack
– Gold, silver 0.6% higher in week after last weeks 2%, 5% rise
– Palladium +36% ytd, breaks out & reaches 16 year high (chart)
– Gold to silver ratio falls to mid 75s after silver gains last week
– Perfect storm of financial and geopolitical tensions is driving safe haven demand and should see higher prices
– Weekly close over $1,300 could see gold quickly test $1,400
– Palladium at 16 year highs today; gold, silver in coming months?
2017 YTD Relative Performance (Finviz)
Editor Mark O’Byrne
This morning readers woke to the news that a second attack in 24 hours had taken place in Barcelona. So-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the

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[KR1111] Keiser Report: ‘Silver lining’ of US mortality rates

2 days ago

Up for discussion in this episode is ‘the silver lining’ of the shocking increase in US mortality rates – reduced pension costs for corporations, increased profits for shareholders. At least this is the upside, according to the financial press. Max also interviews Stephen Baldwin about their plans for The Great American Pilgrimage as they cross America in an RV looking to meet the people overlooked by mainstream television media. By the end of the pilgrimage, they hope to have had a whole lot of fun and a little bit of enlightenment.
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Must See Charts – Gold Hedges USD Devaluation, Rise in Oil, Food and Cost of Living Since “Tricky Dicky”

3 days ago

– Gold hedges massive ongoing devaluation of U.S. Dollar
– 46th anniversary of ‘Tricky Dicky’ ending Gold Standard (see video)
– Savings destroyed by currency creation and now negative interest rates– Long-term inflation figures show gold a hedge against rising cost of fuel, food and cost of living– $20 food and beverages basket of 1971 cost $120.17 in 2017
– Household items increased by average of 2000% and oil by 5,373% since 1913
– Gold gained 5,669% since 1913; by nearly 3,000% since 1971
– Dollar has been reserve currency of world in the period and most other currencies have seen greater devaluation
– Evidence of gold’s role as inflation and currency devaluation hedge
 Editor: Mark O’Byrne
‘US dollar Purchasing

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[KR1110] Keiser Report: Trend reversals

4 days ago

Max & Stacy discuss Obamacare death spirals and towns left to die post-trade deals. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Gerald Celente of TrendsResearch.com about paradigm shifts: from cryptocurrencies to electric cars.
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ps – sorry, I didn’t know that this had stayed in draft mode! thought I had published it yesterday. – Stacy

‹ World’s Largest Hedge Fund Bridgewater Buys $68 Million of Gold ETF
Must See Charts – Gold Hedges USD Devaluation, Rise in Oil, Food and Cost of Living Since “Tricky Dicky” ›

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World’s Largest Hedge Fund Bridgewater Buys $68 Million of Gold ETF

4 days ago

– World’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater buys $68 million of gold ETF in Q2
– Investors poured $870 million into SPDR Gold in Q2– Billionaire Paulson keeps 4.36 million shares in SPDR Gold– “Risks are now rising and do not appear appropriately priced in” – warns Dalio on Linkedin– Investors should avoid ETFs and paper gold and own physical gold
– Given negative interest rates, companies should consider allocating some of corporate deposits to physical gold as done by Munich Re

From Bloomberg:
Hedge-fund managers including billionaire John Paulson are being rewarded as investor worries over everything from uneven economic data to U.S.-North Korean tensions fuel a rally in bullion.
At the end of June, Paulson & Co.

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Buy Gold Urges Dalio on Linkedin – “Militaristic Leaders Playing Chicken Risks Hellacious War”

5 days ago

– Don’t let “traditional biases” stop you from diversifying into gold – Dalio on Linkedin
– “Risks are now rising and do not appear appropriately priced in” warns founder of world’s largest hedge fund
– Geo-political risk from North Korea & “risk of hellacious war”– Risk that U.S. debt ceiling not raised; technical US default
– Safe haven gold likely to benefit by more than dollar, treasuries
– Investors should allocate at least 5% to 10% of assets to gold– “If you don’t have 5-10% of your assets in gold as a hedge, we’d suggest that you relook at this”
– “If you do have an excellent analysis of why you shouldn’t have such an allocation to gold, we’d appreciate you sharing it with us …”
Image courtesy of Quotefancy

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Are We Already in Recession?

5 days ago

How shocked would you be if it was announced that the U.S. had just entered a recession, that is, a period in which gross domestic product (GDP) declines (when adjusted for inflation) for two or more quarters?
Would you really be surprised to discover that the eight-year long “recovery,” the weakest on record, had finally rolled over into recession?
Anyone with even a passing acquaintance with the statistical pulse of the real-world economy knows the numbers are softening.

— Auto/light truck sales: either down or off a cliff, depending on how much lipstick has been applied to the pig.
— Restaurant/dining sales: down.
— Tax receipts: down.
— Retail sales: flat, stagnant or down, depending on the sector and if the

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How Medicine May Harness the Power of Gold to Fight Cancer

6 days ago

– Gold has yet another purpose and may help fight cancer
– Gold increases effectiveness of drugs used to treat cancer cells by acting as catalyst – research shows
– Use of gold in technology and health growing each year
– Tech use to increase- number of patent applications in 2017 grew
– Industrial applications such as solar and bio-metrics reduce availability of above ground supply and gold for investment
– Another string to the bow of gold and potential impact on sentiment towards gold and on the gold price
– ‘Could gold finally have a purpose?’ bizarre headline ignores gold’s 2,500 plus year history as a means of exchange, money and a store of value
Source: Pinterest
Editor: Mark O’Byrne
Real, scientific evidence

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The Disruptive Effects of Fintech in the Insurance Industry

6 days ago

Insurance and FinTech have largely remained on opposite sides of the spectrum, until recently. Financial technology companies paid scant attention to the insurance industry, preferring to focus on peer to peer lending, Forex, and payments. That trend is changing. FinTech and insurance have merged to become known as Instech, or Insurtech. Many investors are now plowing funds into this industry, seeking to capitalize on untapped markets.
Entrepreneurs already see the opportunity inherent in the insurance industry – a multi-billion-dollar enterprise around the world. Insurance is attracting FinTech investors in their droves. According to CB Insights’ Mathew Wong, the FinTech industry continues to attract scores of

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[KR1109] Keiser Report: Geopolitics & Cryptocurrencies

7 days ago

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the electric car boom driving a resource boom in Australia . . . and the biggest mines are now being acquired by Chinese companies. In the second half, Max interviews Gerald Celente of TrendsResearch.com about paradigm shifts: from cryptocurrencies to electric cars.
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‹ What the Mainstream Doesn’t Get about Bitcoin

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What the Mainstream Doesn’t Get about Bitcoin

8 days ago

I’ve been writing about cryptocurrencies and bitcoin for many years. For example: Could Bitcoin Become a Global Reserve Currency? (November 7, 2013)
I am an interested observer, not an expert. As an observer, it seems to me that the mainstream–media, financial punditry, etc.–as a generality don’t really grasp the dynamics driving bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies.
What the mainstream does get is speculative frenzy. New technologies tend to spark speculative manias once the adoption rate exceeds the Pareto Distribution’s critical threshold of 4%, and opportunities to buy into the new technology become available to the general public.
Just as radio and the Internet sparked speculative manias in their boost phase,

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Gold Up 2%, Silver 5% In Week – Gundlach, Gartman and Dalio Positive On Gold

9 days ago

Gold Up 2.3%, Silver 5.3% In Week – Gundlach, Gartman and Dalio Positive On Gold
– Gold is up 2.3% this week and silver has surged nearly 5.3% as stocks sell off on geopolitical risk
– Billionaire fund managers and commodities experts increasingly positive on gold
– Risks are rising, and everybody should put 5% to 10% of their assets in gold – Dalio
– Dalio’s Bridgewater, world’s largest hedge fund, warned clients that geopolitical risks are rising
– ‘Gold is about break out on the upside strongly’ – commodities expert Gartman
– Gartman believes right now investors should have 10% to 15% allocation to gold
– “The stock market looks a little vulnerable. The geopolitical circumstances are getting worse and worse” –

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“Great Disaster” Looms as Technology Disrupts White Collar Workers

10 days ago

David McWilliams: Great Disaster Looms as Technology Disrupts White Collar Workers
– Every era, every century, every generation has its massive technological disruption
– Taxi drivers being “disrupted” by technology of Uber
– History shows how “middle men” frequently made redundant
– Skill set of many professionals today can be replicated by machines and technology
– Technology may make lawyers, accountants, architects and doctors redundant
– We risk “cannabalising ourselves” with internet and emerging technologies
Jean-Luc Picard “assimilated” by the Borg in Star Trek
Looking out to sea at the huge winter waves crashing upon the Cape Town shore, it’s hard to imagine what the first local tribesman thought when he saw,

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Powerlessness and Consumerism

11 days ago

Powerlessness and Consumerism

There is perhaps no better metric of class in America than personal power–what is known as agency: the power to influence or transform one’s circumstances in a a self-directed manner. Those with agency have power, those without agency (or very limited agency) are essentially powerless.
The more capital you have, the greater your power to influence or change your circumstances. The less capital one has, the less power one has to influence the world around us. This is why money equals power: cash enables the purchase of all sorts of extensions of agency: transport, education, assistance, expertise and so on.
But cash isn’t the only form of capital that can be drawn upon to generate

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[KR1107] Keiser Report: Trumponomics

11 days ago

[KR1107] Keiser Report: Trumponomics

In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy discuss the coming sequel to the global financial crisis and the bond bubble warnings from Alan Greenspan. In the second half Max interviews Dr. Michael Hudson about Trumponomics, anti-trust, repeat banking offenders and his father’s proverbs.
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‹ Gold Sees Safe Haven Gains On Trump “Fire and Fury” Threat
Powerlessness and Consumerism ›

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Gold Sees Safe Haven Gains On Trump “Fire and Fury” Threat

11 days ago

– Gold climbs amid rising risk on US and North Korea– Trump threatened North Korea with ‘fire and fury like the world has never seen’ – North Korea says prepared to strike the US territory of Guam– North Korea said US exercise ‘proves that the U.S. imperialists are nuclear war maniacs’– Heated rhetoric likely to support gold for rest of the week– Russia and China poised to take advantage – Situation adds to uncertainty in an already uncertain world

Gold provides certainty as US and North Korea go head-to-head
Just a few months ago President Trump offered an olive branch of sorts to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. In a series of interviews Trump referred to Kim as a ‘pretty smart cookie’ and one who he would be

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Silver Mining Production Plummets 27% At Top Four Silver Miners

12 days ago

Silver Mining Production Plummets 27% At Top Four Silver Miners
by SRSRocco Report

In an interesting change of events, production at four of the top primary silver miners plummeted during the second quarter of 2017.
This goes well beyond normal fluctuations in mining companies production figures during different quarterly reporting periods. The company with the least percentage decline in silver production still suffered a 20% reduction of mine supply in the second quarter.
According to recently released company data, silver production declined between 20-34% from these four primary silver miners during the second quarter. The company that suffered the biggest decline in silver production was Hecla at -34%, followed

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[KR1106] Keiser Report: Bitcoin Drama

14 days ago

In this final episode of the Keiser Report from Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Max and Stacy encounter Peter Schiff in the halls of the convention center and challenge him on bitcoin. Max continues his interview with bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem to discuss the latest drama and innovation in the cryptocurrency space.
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‹ Gold Outperforming Stocks YTD As Dollar Has 5th Monthly Decline

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Gold Outperforming Stocks YTD As Dollar Has 5th Monthly Decline

16 days ago

– Gold consolidates on 2.5% gain in July as the dollar has fifth monthly decline– Trump administration and vicious “civil war” politics casting shadow over America and impacting dollar
– All eyes on non farm payrolls today for further signs of  weakness in U.S. economy
– Gold recovers from 1.7% decline in June as dollar falls
– Gold outperforms stocks and benchmark S&P 500 YTD
– Gold gains 10.8% versus 10.6% gain for S&P – led by frothy tech sector (see performance table)
– Gold outperforms stocks globally – Euro Stoxx 50 up 5.7% ytd, FTSE up 4.8% and Nikkei up 4.5%
– Gold’s technicals increasingly positive; now trading above its 50-day & 200-day moving averages & looks set to target $1,300 again

Gold held steady

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[KR1105] Keiser Report: Mergers & Monopolies

16 days ago

Holding the show at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Max and Stacy discuss mergers, monopolies and antitrust.
Max interviews early bitcoin adopter Charlie Shrem about the state of play in the bitcoin market. This interview took place a week before the hard fork.
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‹ Why We’re So Risk-Averse: “We Can’t Take That Chance”

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Why We’re So Risk-Averse: “We Can’t Take That Chance”

17 days ago

You’ve probably noticed how risk-averse Hollywood has become: the big summer movies are all extensions of existing franchises–mixing up the superheroes in new combinations, or remaking hit films from the past–all safe bets.
The trend to “playing it safe” is not limited to Hollywood:–we see risk aversion in every sphere of the economy and society.

The unfailingly stimulating Ben Hunt of the Epsilon Theory newsletter has been highlighting the connection between super-easy-money financial policy and the avoidance of risk that’s so apparent in Corporate America: rather than take a chance that an investment in new technology, worker productivity etc. will increase sales and profit margins, corporations are borrowing

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Gold Coins and Bars See Demand Rise of 11% in H2, 2017

17 days ago

– Gold coins, bars see demand rise of 11% in H2, 2017 to 532 tonnes according to WGC Gold Demand Trends
– Gold investment demand strong in China, India & Turkey
– Demand in Turkey surges on double digit inflation
– Total gold demand declines in Q2 on slower U.S. ETF inflows
– Gold held in ETFs in Europe reached all time high of 978t
– U.S. ETF inflows slowed from last year’s record
– Central banks continue to buy – 94t of declared purchases
– Turkey joined Kazakhstan & Russia in buying gold
– Well balanced market: ETF inflows continue and jewellery, technology and bar & coin demand up
– Important to note this is all official, transparent and recorded demand. There is demand and flows of gold that cannot be and are not

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Greenspan Warns Moving Into “Stagflation Not Seen Since the 1970s”

18 days ago

– Former Fed Chairman warns of bond bubble, stagflation– “Moving into a … stagflation not seen since the 1970s”– This will not be “good for asset prices”– 10 Yr Gov bond yields fell from 15.8% in 1981 to 2.3%– Interest rates will not stay low, will rise ‘reasonably fast’– “Normal” interest rates in 4%-5% range– Inflation will not stay at historically low levels– Gold “protects savings” and is “store of value”– Gold is the “ultimate insurance policy” says Greenspan

Editor: Mark O’Byrne
Greenspan warns of Bond Bubble
‘We are experiencing a bubble, not in stock prices but in bond prices. This is not discounted in the marketplace.’
There are a lot of warnings on Bloomberg, CNBC and other financial media these days about a

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[KR1104] Keiser Report: Distant American Dream

18 days ago

From Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Max and Stacy discuss the American Dream being more attainable in Mexico and China than in the USA. Max interviews Riccardo Spagni, aka Fluffy Pony, about Monero, privacy, infinite coins and ‘dark markets’.
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‹ 6 Key Questions about RussiaGate

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6 Key Questions about RussiaGate

19 days ago

The claims that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election are now known as RussiaGate, in a loose reference to the Watergate scandal of the early 1970s.
In the U.S., the issue has been poisoned by profound partisanship: those who feel disenfranchised by the election of Donald Trump are trying to use RussiaGate to unseat or cripple the Trump presidency, while those who elected Trump feel RussiaGate is nothing but an attempt by the corrupt status quo to disenfranchise them.
Let’s see if we can clarify the issues with some key questions.

1. Did Russia meddle in the 2016 U.S. election? This is the entire thing in a nutshell. But this raises a second question: did Russia successfully meddle in the 2016 U.S. election? In

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What Investors Can Learn From the Japanese Art of Kintsukuroi

19 days ago

– What investors can learn from the Japanese art of Kintsukuroi or Kintsugi – art of repairing broken pottery with gold
– Investors and savers can protect their savings with gold– Savers and investors are being punished by negative to low interest rates– Global debt levels, stock bubbles and reduced liquidity will lead to crisis– Reinforce cracks with gold prior to money pot shatters
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Editor: Mark O’Byrne
Kintsukuroi or Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold and silver.
The Japanese like to consider it a way of not only repairing the item but also transforming it into something new which is pristine and has a new potential.
For the philosphers in the art world they like to

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Meanwhile, Somewhere in the Pentagon…

20 days ago

As North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un declares that “The Entire US Territory Is Now Within Our ICBM Range”, somewhere in the Pentagon, operational plans to neutralize North Korean nuclear and long-range missile capabilities are being refined.
There are undoubtedly two sets of operational plans: one deploying conventional weapons, and the second for deployment of nuclear weapons.
Nothing personal, Mr. Kim Jong Un, it’s just business. A core duty of planners in the Pentagon is to ask “What if” and draw up a range of scenarios and operational plans to carry out the civilian leadership’s policies and decisions.
One such scenario is “what if North Korea launches a ballistic missile that is tracking to strike U.S.

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Bitcoin Fork, Hyped ICOs – Immutable Gold and Silver

20 days ago

– Latest developments show risks in crypto currencies– Confusion as bitcoin may split tomorrow– SEC stepped into express concern over ICOs– ICOs have so far raised $1.2 billion in 2017– ICOs preying on lack of understanding from investors
– Physical gold not vulnerable to technological risk
– Beauty and safety in simplicity of gold and silver

Editor: Mark O’Byrne
Forks and ICOs solves bitcoin v gold debate
There is still a huge amount of noise in the bitcoin and cryptocurrency space but there have been a few developments of late which have pushed the space further into maturity.
From what I can tell from dinner party conversations people who are vaguely aware of bitcoin now know that there are two terms they need to

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