The Power Of Gold & An Economic Collapse

Today top trends forecaster Gerald Celente spoke with King World News about the power of gold and an economic collapse. Gerald Celente is the founder of Trends Research, and the man many consider to be the top trends forecaster in the world. Below is what acclaimed forecaster Celente had to say to KWN in this powerful and exclusive interview.

Celente: “That’s what he (Bernanke) said, ‘Nobody understands gold prices.’ He also called gold, I love this one, ‘An unusual asset.’ And he said that some people see gold as ‘disaster insurance.’ Yes, disaster insurance against what people like him and other central bankers are doing — creating a global disaster by printing all of this digital money….

“When you go back and listen to Bernanke, when Ron Paul was a member of the House (of Representatives) and was questioning him and Ron Paul asked him, ‘Is gold money?’ And Bernanke said, ‘No, it’s a precious metal.’

So here’s what I have to say: You better tell the Iranians. (And you better tell) the Turks and the Chinese that are buying Iranian oil and giving Iran gold that they are really not giving them (Iran) anything of value, (that instead) it’s only ‘an unusual asset’ (laughter ensues). So they (the Iranians) are selling oil for unusual assets (laughter).

Source: http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/7/19_Gerald_Celente_-_The_Power_Of_Gold_%26_An_Economic_Collapse.html

Colliding neutron stars revealed as source of all the gold in the universe

The late astronomer Carl Sagan once said we are all made of star stuff, which is both accurate and awesome. It turns out gold (and other very heavy elements) are made of neutron star stuff. Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have found that neutron star collisions are the most likely source of these elements in the universe.

Science now holds that all matter in the early universe was hydrogen, which is the fuel of stars. As the first balls of hydrogen condensed into the nuclear furnaces we know as stars, they began fusing hydrogen into helium. This is what young stars do to this day. As stars age, they begin fusing heavier elements as the supply of hydrogen runs out. A red giant can fuse elements up through carbon. For heavier elements, you need a big boom. A supernova will do nicely. When a star dies, it can create elements as large as iron. Now we know where the heavier ones come from. Here’s a little primer on the physics involved:

Scientists have long suspected that a very large explosion would be needed to fuse heavier elements like gold, platinum, uranium, and all the rest. The nature of that process was unclear until now. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center analysis shows colliding neutron stars have probably made all the elements in the universe heavier than iron.

A neutron star is formed when a star a few times larger than the sun runs out of fuel. It collapses in on itself, but isn’t massive enough to form a black hole. Many star systems are at least binary, so it’s possible there are plenty of opportunities for multiple neutron stars to be in close proximity to each other. The massive energy released by the collision fuses heavy elements and also creates a new black hole as the mass of the neutron stars is combined.

The next time you hear about the price of gold, just think for a second where it came from. Each neutron star collision produces many times more of the shiny metal than exists on Earth.

Source: http://www.geek.com/science/colliding-neutron-stars-reveled-as-source-of-all-the-gold-in-the-universe-1562620/

$1300 Rejects Gold

Gold was stopped cold in its tracks today at the psychological round number resistance level of $1300. It had initially reacted to Ben Bernanke‘s comments, (which most market analysts and players viewed as dovish) by moving smartly higher. During the Q&A session which followed, gold was slammed lower by a wave of very strong selling.

In watching the price action it occurred to me that just as we suspected in our notes from yesterday, nothing new or fresh proceeded from the Chairman. In other words, there was NO FODDER for the bull. Gold had already run higher last Wednesday when Bernanke first reversed himself from his comments in June. At this point in the game however, that is now old news. What gold needed to propel through $1300 was something far more definitive than what Mr. Bernanke gave the markets today.

Think about it this way – the QE will continue as long as the economy needs it. Okay – what is new about that? We have seen this QE going on for some time now and to the minds of most market participants, there is still no real inflation threat looming on the horizon. What is there to make them waver the least in their convictions that inflation is benign? Answer – there isn’t anything… YET.

Now, if crude oil and unleaded gasoline do not soon set back then that might change. But with a large grain harvest expected, food prices look to be moving lower. As stated previously in another piece I wrote – energy prices may be high and moving higher but food prices are going the other way. Just look at a chart of new crop corn or wheat, or sugar, or cattle, etc.

Both of these need to be moving up simultaneously to impact the consumer (and business to a certain extent although that segment is more impacted by higher fuel and energy costs) and to generate the all-important headlines needed to derail an entrenched, “there is no inflation” psyche.

Technically, two things happened today: Gold failed to extend past an obvious chart resistance level while simultaneously, the HUI FAILED TO CLOSE THAT IMPORTANT CHART GAP I noted in yesterday’s missive.

Both occurrences are viewed as technical failures and will bring in additional selling by the shorter-term oriented trader. What will be key for gold is whether or not it can generate enough buying to keep it above the “former resistance zone now turned support” that can be seen on the chart. Let’s call that the zone between $1270 – $1260. If it can hold here, it will bounce back and set up yet another try to best $1300. If not, down towards $1240 it will go.

I should also note that volume in today’s rejection at the $1300 level is very strong. I view that as a bearish sign that a lot of bulls threw in the towel and gave up on a breakout above $1300. Also, guys who have been playing gold from the short side were emboldened to come back in.

I am unclear just yet as to how much of this jump in volume is associated with rollovers as those are occurring in increasing frequency as we move deeper into July. Most traders will be moving out of the soon-to-be-in-delivery August contract and heading into the more active December. That might have distorted the volume somewhat and thus take what I say here about it with a grain of salt but nonetheless, volume was strong regardless.

Silver? What more can you say about it other than the fact that it too failed to push past tough overhead resistance at $20. The level is now reinforced with significance on the technical price chart. For this metal to start any fireworks whatsoever, that barrier MUST BE BREACHED. If not, it ain’t going nowhere. Poor English grammar but solid trading analysis.

Silver bulls simply must prove their mettle or the bears will grab control of that market and take it down for another test of $18.

One more thing I want to note was that the yield on the Ten Year note closed the day just below the 2.5% mark ( 2.491 to be exact). Interest rates have set back ever since Bernanke made those comments last Wednesday. Here we are now a week later and they have yet to exceed their recent peak. That being said, it might not be too much longer before they try sneaking up again. Everything will depend now on the content of each piece of economic data that gets released.

Source: http://traderdannorcini.blogspot.in/2013/07/1300-rejects-gold.html