Fed Risks Lehman Crisis As US Recession Storm Gathers

The Telegraph’s Ambrose Evans Pritchard reports that “the risk of a US recession next year is rising fast” and that “the Federal Reserve has no margin for error”.

AEP is quite well connected and very well informed on such matters and hence the need to consider what he is saying and more importantly prepare:

“Liquidity is suddenly drying up. Early warning indicators from US ‘flow of funds’ data point to an incipent squeeze, the long-feared capitulation after five successive quarters of declining corporate profits.

Yet the Fed is methodically draining money through ‘reverse repos’ regardless. It has set the course for a rise in interest rates in December and seems to be on automatic pilot.”

“We are seeing a serious deterioration on a monthly basis,” said Michael Howell from CrossBorder Capital, specialists in global liquidity. The signals lead the economic cycle by six to nine months.

“We think the US is heading for recession by the Spring of 2017. It is absolutely bonkers for the Fed to even think about raising rates right now,” he said.

The article can be read in the Telegraph here

Gold and Silver Bullion – News and Commentary

Gold steady as markets await Fed rate hike clues (Reuters)

Mobius Says Gold to Gain in 2017 as Fed Goes Slow on Rate Hikes (Bloomberg)

Gold trades in narrow range in Asia with India domestic demand eyed (Investing)

Sixth tranche sovereign gold bond issue opens (EconomicTimes)

Palladium Slumps to Lowest in Three Months Amid Demand Concerns (Bloomberg)

It’s time to invest in gold: Haywood (Mining)

Gold offtake at Comex explodes (TFMetalsReport)

The Boredom Before The Storm (DollarCollapse)

Politicians must grasp the difference between free market and corporate stitch-up – or face popular rage (Telegraph)

Gold Prices (LBMA AM)

24 Oct: USD 1,267.00, GBP 1,034.89 & EUR 1,163.61 per ounce
21 Oct: USD 1,263.95, GBP 1,033.79 & EUR 1,160.69 per ounce
20 Oct: USD 1,269.20, GBP 1,034.65 & EUR 1,156.75 per ounce
19 Oct: USD 1,269.75, GBP 1,031.29 & EUR 1,154.97 per ounce
18 Oct: USD 1,261.65, GBP 1,031.15 & EUR 1,145.33 per ounce
17 Oct: USD 1,252.70, GBP 1,029.59 & EUR 1,139.58 per ounce
14 Oct: USD 1,256.15, GBP 1,028.79 & EUR 1,140.08 per ounce

Silver Prices (LBMA)

24 Oct: USD 17.64, GBP 14.41 & EUR 16.19 per ounce
21 Oct: USD 17.51, GBP 14.34 & EUR 16.08 per ounce
20 Oct: USD 17.60, GBP 14.35 & EUR 16.03 per ounce
19 Oct: USD 17.69, GBP 14.38 & EUR 16.11 per ounce
18 Oct: USD 17.65, GBP 14.37 & EUR 16.03 per ounce
17 Oct: USD 17.40, GBP 14.30 & EUR 15.83 per ounce
14 Oct: USD 17.47, GBP 14.28 & EUR 15.86 per ounce


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