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Independent researcher Steve St. Angelo (SRSrocco) started to invest in precious metals in 2002.  Later on in 2008, he began researching areas of the gold and silver market that, curiously, the majority of the precious metal analyst community have left unexplored.  These areas ... more

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Markets…We Got Trouble: Debt & Retail Investors Prop Up Stocks
As the Dow Jones Index hits another all-time high today, smart money is rushing to the exits. You see, smart money knows when something is too good to be true.
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The Fragile Gold Industry: Gigantic Equipment, Massive Capital Expenditures & Rising Costs
The global gold supply comes via a very complex industry with a lot of moving parts. When one of these critical parts are in short supply or removed, then the entire gold supply system disintegrates.
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World’s Largest Oil Companies: Deep Trouble As Profits Vaporize While Debts Skyrocket
The world’s largest oil companies are in serious trouble as their balance sheets deteriorate from higher costs, falling profits and skyrocketing debt. The glory days of the highly profitable global oil companies have come to an end.
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The Unknown Fundamental: This Will Push The Silver Price Up Much Higher
The Silver market fundamentals are pointing to a perfect storm in the future as reliable past supplies can’t be counted on in the future.
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Stunning U.S. Government Debt Increase In Past Few Days…. While No One Noticed
As the stock market continues to rise on the back of some of the worst geopolitical, financial, and domestic news, the U.S. Treasury has been quietly increasing the amount of government debt. How much has the U.S. debt increased in the past few days?
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Why Precious Metals Are The Better Long-Term Store Of Value Over Bitcoin
Many precious metals investors are starting to question whether gold and silver are still the best store of wealth in the future. Are they wrong to question?
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U.S. Smashes Record: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World
2 months ago

Marc... with all due respect, your reply resembles what normally comes out of a Politicians mouth. If farmers who produce corn receive $2 billion in subsidies to grow and harvest the corn that goes into making Ethanol, then how else can that be misunderstood as not an INDIRECT SUBSIDY?

You are more than welcome to continue posting comments as a VP of the AutoChannel... but I find it quite interesting that a Vice President doesn't have anything better to do than spend time blogging via comments.

steve

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U.S. Smashes Record: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World
2 months ago

Alexis.... first, I never stated in the article that the Ethanol Industry was subsidized. Others may have stated that.. but not me. However, the Corn Farmers were subsidized approximately $5 billion in 2016... according to the USDA data. If 40% of corn grown in the U.S. goes to produce ethanol, than 40% of that $5 billion, or $2 billion was an INDIRECT Ethanol subsidy.

steve

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U.S. Smashes Record: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World
2 months ago

Marc... you are a funny guy. Two can play at that game. Go ahead and continue posting comments everywhere you see my article on different websites. However, I am done here..... LOL.

steve

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U.S. Smashes Record: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World
2 months ago

Normally I don't respond here, but this is a good exception.

The issue with corn-ethanol goes far beyond the limited scope of it as a fuel versus liquid petroleum such as gasoline. The problem with ethanol is that its high rate of production is only viable with a high EROI of Oil and Gas production.

Unfortunately, the U.S. oil and gas industry is cannibalizing itself to stay alive. The U.S. Shale oil industry has not made any money since 2009, but has seen its debt explode. Even worse, this huge DEBT WALL becomes due over the next five years. It will balloon to $65 billion this year to $200 billion by 2020... and even higher each year.

Without cheap and abundant petroleum based fuels, large scale corn-ethanol production will not be viable. Basically, the U.S. farm industry is made possible by dumping massive amounts of oil and natural gas onto the soils... figuratively.

The U.S. is in serious trouble as its oil industry will likely disintegrate within the next 5-10 years. Thus, the 9+ million barrels per day of domestic oil production will fall precipitously by 2025. Which means, ethanol production will decline along with it.

Lastly, I have no problem with local organic based ethanol production by farmers who save their own corn. However, the modern AG-Business will not survive the disintegration of the U.S. Oil Industry. While Ethanol production will continue going forward... it will be at a much lower volume.

steve

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The Subprime U.S. Economy: Disintegrating Due To Subprime Auto, Housing, Bond & Energy Debt
1 year ago

Gary,

I appreciate the thoughtful reply. While bonds presently have a higher rating than gold, I don't believe this will be true several years down the road. Furthermore, there are a shortage of bonds, because of the massive #liquidity injections by #CentralBanks. Bonds can be in short supply when Central Banks print money to buy them.

Actually, the #Fed and Central Banks are running out of assets to buy. This is why several analysts believe the next Central Bank BULLET will be outright #HelicopterMoney.

Lastly, the production of energy is different than comparing outstanding #EnergyDerivatives to the Interest Rate Derivative Market. While it's true that the Interest Rate Derivative Market totally overwhelms anything else by several orders of magnitude, I would like to kindly remind you financial instruments are worthless without the burning of energy. Burning #energy translates to economic activity. Profitable economic activity translates to a functioning financial system.

When U.S. and global expensive oil production declines in earnest, this will cause a serious dislocation in the Financial System that will result in collapse. Unfortunately, this will be a depressionary collapse we never come out of.

Of course.. this is my humble opinion.

Steve

The Subprime U.S. Economy: Disintegrating Due To Subprime Auto, Housing, Bond & Energy Debt
1 year ago

Gary... interesting comment. However, I would not use surplus funds to buy a new car. When the system finally cracks, there will be a huge glut of new and semi-new cars at a huge discount.

How are investors paying down debt?? U.S. debt is now $19.4 trillion. How is that heading lower? Maybe you can clarify what you mean.

Lastly, Government #Bonds are like gold until expensive oil production declines. Cheap #oil production peaked several years ago, now we are waiting for the peak of expensive oil. Actually, if we don't see tens of trillions of Helicopter money dumped on the market shortly, expensive oil production may have already peaked.

Government bonds are #DEBT. The world is full of debt up to their eyeballs. Without growing energy production, this debt will not be paid back. #Gold and #silver are two of the best assets to own going forward.

Steve

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Steve St. Angelo Commented on U.S. Smashes Record: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World:

Marc... with all due respect, your reply resembles what normally comes out of a Politicians mouth. If farmers who produce corn receive $2 billion in subsidies to grow and harvest the corn that goes into...

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Steve St. Angelo Commented on U.S. Smashes Record: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World:

Alexis.... first, I never stated in the article that the Ethanol Industry was subsidized. Others may have stated that.. but not me. However, the Corn Farmers were subsidized approximately $5 billion in...

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Steve St. Angelo Commented on U.S. Smashes Record: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World:

Marc... you are a funny guy. Two can play at that game. Go ahead and continue posting comments everywhere you see my article on different websites. However, I am done here..... LOL.

steve

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