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Marc Faber: Fed to Resume QE When U.S. Stocks Prices Fall

An interview with GATA Chairman Bill Murphy


Честит 24 май

Напред, науката е слънце,
кото във душите грей,
напред народността не пада,
там г'дето знаньето живей.


Aaron Russo Interview.

I watched this interview 4 years ago.
Aaron Russo pass away, but the interview is as actual now, as it was back then.

Silver charts

Silver 1 week
Bottom blue line is definitely a support

Silver 4h
mixed picture.


Charts after the fall

Yesterdays fall in prices or Gold and Silver was provoked from yet another new margin requirements in Comex. This was clearly a manipulation, but the fact is that prices fell, and charts are what they are.

Gold 4h
The gold actually recover first and hit new high at $1,57X. Because my chart is 24h trading, we do see another higher high from 3-4 days ago.
Then gold fell, but not to $1,520 where the support is.
The triangle is still on the chart (brown line).

Silver 1 day
Silver fell to ~42, then recover to ~46, then yesterday fell again to $40.55. Currently rising.
The triangle is still on the chart (brown line).


When money dies (lots of charts)

The US dollar is at tipping point. Here are why:

JPY chart

Yenn chart is flat. But the is because of enourmous disaster Japan suffers.
EUR/USD daily
The bearish wedge was broken from the wrong side and now, the price will go to 1.51

USD/CHF daily
Here we have no wedge, but support was broken and price going down.

GBP chart
GBP chart is same as CHF.

USD/CAD chart
Here price is at the support level

USD Index - 6 mo period
Here situation is as in EUR/USD. , broken from the "wrong" side. WedgeThis is "normal" because UDX is overweight with EURo.

Gold 4h
Here upper channel is broken as in CHF chart (but chart is 4h instead of 1 day!!!).
Brown line could be a new channel top. Previous channel top could be a support.

Silver 4h
Here previous channel was broken, and we have a triangle.
Triabgle may be broken any moment or price may fall to next support levels - different blue lines.

Open Letter From Ted Butler to Custodian of SLV Silver ETF

Ted Butler raise same question as James Turk - e.g. question of shorting GLD and SLV (and any ETF in general).
(Via Jesse)

April 28, 2011

Mr. Laurence D. Fink
Chairman and CEO
55 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10055

Dear Mr. Fink,

I am writing to alert you to a possible circumstance of fraud and manipulation in your popular ETF, SLV, due to the excessive short-selling of its shares. Current reports indicate the most recent level of total short sales now exceed 36 million shares. This is an increase of more than 14 million shares from the previous reported amount. ShortSqueeze.com

Each share of SLV requires that one ounce of silver be held at the Trust's custodian (minus accumulated ed management fees), according to the prospectus. Since short sellers of SLV shares do not deposit metal with the Trust's custodian, this means that the buyers of the more than 36 million shorted shares of SLV do not have metal backing, as required by the prospectus. It is my belief that many of the shares shorted have been shorted precisely because no physical silver was available to deposit. If I am correct, this may constitute fraud and manipulation, possibly on the part of Authorized Participants (APAs) who make deposits and redemptions of metal in the Trust.

I am a silver analyst and a fan of SLV. I had raised this issue with the previous owner and sponsor of the trust, Barclays Global Investors (BGI). I never did receive a satisfactory answer from BGI about the shorted shares issue, although they did agree to list and publish the bar serial number and weights held in the Trust after I publicly urged them to do so. I am hopeful that BlackRock might be more responsive to this issue.

Publicly-traded ETFs that have specific metal backing are highly unique securities. Perhaps a small short position may be overlooked on a temporary basis until the metal is deposited in the Trust due to logistical considerations. But a short position that represents more than 10% of the outstanding shares issued means that many buyers of the shares have no metal backing. This is clearly not in keeping with the spirit of the prospectus that each share issued be backed by one ounce of silver on deposit with the custodian.

I trust you will look into and rectify this circumstance.


Ted Butler

Butler Research, LLC

Experimental electric car

Looks like to build electric car is not that difficult, nor that expensive. This car along with about 3 more was built in University of Transport in Sofia, Bulgaria - http://vtu.bg/ .

For this particular car, they used some Renault as a base, kept existing manual transmission and removed the air conditioner. The battery used in this car are "normal" lead batteries, one under the hood, and four more in the back.

The car is equipped with solar panels on the roof which are used mainly to charge the 12V car battery, but theoretically may help charging the main batteries.

Due to high price the car does not have super capacitor, nor "bust" function.

The engine without the batteries costs between 1000 and 2000 EUR.

This particular car can "travel" 100 km.

Another interesting thing is that even the transmission is manual, you usually do not change the shifts, but almost always use 3th shift. 4th shift is used on highway, and lower shifts only if road is really bad.

In additional of this car, they built some with automatic transmission and lithium-ion batteries.

Side view:
Experimental electric car

Side view:
Experimental electric car

Back side where batteries may be seen.
Experimental electric car - back side

Under the hood - small engine, big battery
Experimental electric car - view under the hood