Month-End Shenanigans Everywhere…

By Michael Ballanger – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com

“SHE-NAN-I-GANS”

pronunciation: “SH?’nan?g?nz/”

Nouninformal

  1. “secret or dishonest activity or maneuvering.” as in  “widespread financial shenanigans had ruined the fortunes of many”
  2. “silly or high-spirited behavior; mischief.”

To start off, I find it astounding that of all the ways that dictionaries might cite the usage of the word “shenanigans”, they elected to discuss it in its context to the financial industry and how shenanigans have “ruined the fortunes of many”. To wit, as we move into the month of May, we are entering the six-month period during which stock prices have historically faltered, setting up the old saw that one should “sell in May and go away”.

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2018’s ‘Short’ Of The Year

By Michael Bllanger – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com

There is a famous quote about short-selling that comes from Olde English business folklore that goes something like this:

“He who sells what isn’t his’n.
Must deliver or goes to prison!”

That old horse chestnut was used to frighten the Rothchildian short-sellers that used to hang out on the old New York “curb” back before governments and influence- peddling lobbyists conspired to change the rules. I used to love to find overvalued stocks or commodities and get our trading desk to call over to the loan post to see what it would cost to borrow a few thousand shares of some pumped up bowser of a stock and then attempt to catch it on an uptick in order to sell it. The entire concept was rather civilized because everyone would know that there was a highly visible bear out there trying to get short something and invariably, the principals like the CEO or CFO would find out and then the ancient game of cat-and-mouse would begin.

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Silver Trading ‘Oversold’ On Record High Short Position

By Bullion Vault – Re-Blogged From http://www.Silver-Phoenix500.com

SILVER TRADING among hedge funds and other speculators last week stepped back from the most bearish position on record, but the metal remains “oversold” and “vulnerable” to a swift jump in price according to several analysts.

Betting on metal prices by trading silver futures and options contracts at the Comex and ICE exchanges, speculators in early April held a net negative position equal to a record 6,159 tonnes.

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Bubble Stock Investing

  By Bob Shapiro
I invest in Gold & Silver, mostly miners.
Most people, I expect, are unwilling or don’t have the temperament to put all their eggs in one basket. The most familiar of the highly liquid investments is stocks – shares of most of the companies you know and love plus many that you’ve never heard of.
But, by pretty much any objective measure, stocks are in Bubble territory today, and the FED has started a tightening cycle – and has promised major tightening leading up to the mid-term elections this November.
I suggest that you still can make money in stocks today, using a strategy that Hedge Funds originally were designed to use – buy stocks that you think have the brightest prospects and sell short stocks that likely will be dogs (by comparison). If your ‘good’ stocks indeed do better than your ‘bad’ stocks, then you’ll make money. It matters not whether they both go up, both go down, or the ‘good’ is up and the ‘bad’ down, so long as the ‘good’ does better than the ‘bad.’
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Eight Crooks Against The World

By Ted Butler – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com

I’d like to share what may be a different way of looking at the gold and silver market, but still remain focused on what has been the primary driver of price – changes in the COMEX futures market structure. It has become fairly common knowledge that prices rise when the managed money traders buy and prices fall when these traders sell. So great is the effect on price of this COMEX derivatives positioning that it is discussed in more commentaries than ever before. And that is due to what has become a clearly observable pattern of cause and price effect.

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Silver Short-Squeeze Potential

By Adam Hamilton – Re-Blogged From  http://www.Silver-Phoenix500.com

Silver has suffered a lackluster year so far, really lagging gold’s upleg.  Sentiment is still reeling following silver’s crushing selloff from mid-April to mid-May.  But that plunge was largely driven by extreme silver-futures selling by speculators, including a blistering spike in short selling.  The resulting excessive shorts have left silver with excellent near-term potential for a short squeeze, which would catapult it rapidly higher.

Technically, silver ultimately acts like a leveraged play on gold.  The yellow metal has long been silver’s dominant primary driver.  Investors and speculators alike flock to silver when gold is rallying, forcing this tiny market to surge dramatically.  But when gold sentiment is weak due to lackluster price action, silver demand from traders dries up.  Thus silver drifts listlessly or grinds lower, compounding bearish psychology.

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