Precious Metals Market Report

This is the second week of the month. That means I am headed over to Westpoint, Tennessee on Thursday, August 13, with a fine bottle of California cabernet sauvignon to join Franklin Sanders, his wife Susan, and their family for dinner at the Sanders homestead down the road from their Top of the World Farm.

These are lively dinners! Franklin and I compare notes on the activities of the week and what we see coming in the weeks and months ahead. It is how we prepare for our monthly precious metals market briefing by bridge call for this week’s Solari Report.

We will cover these topics:

  • Money & Markets and answering some great questions from subscribers
  • New developments in the precious metals market
  • Options for an IRA or tax-managed account to own physical precious metals
  • Franklin summarizes key dates and principles of U.S. monetary history

Events will require that we create our own currencies. The first step is to learn our monetary history and laws. For those interested in a more detailed review of U.S. monetary history, check out David Liechty’s series here at the blog—Important Dates in U.S. Monetary History.

In our Let’s Go To the Movies, I will be reviewing Oliver Stone’s movie, JFK, about New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison’s investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and connect the dots to current events in Washington and Wall Street.

If you are a subscriber to The Solari Report, you can post your questions at your private panel or feel free to also post them at this blog post. If you would like to learn more about The Solari Report and subscribe, click here. To sign up for our Solari Report Digest, click here.

View this week’s Money & Markets Charts at the blog (published Thursday morning.)


  1. Catherine-

    I’m looking forward to Franklin’s input. However, you are neglecting the most pressing issue in Tennessee – will Hello Kiffin win 7 games this year 😉 ?

    My take is watch what happens in CLT in the next few months. The bank layoffs will impact the entire southeast.

    BTW, lots more lawsuit threats are present. Do the math on dat. This is not urban – very small town. Just what I see.

  2. Did ya’ll see this??

    H1N1 Pandemic: Pentagon Planning Deployment of Troops in Support of Nationwide Vaccination
    Militarization of public health in the case of emergency is now official

    by Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, July 31, 2009

    According to CNN, the Pentagon is “to establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials.”

    The Pentagon is already planning on the number of troops to be deployed,. with a view to supporting a mass vaccinaiton program.

    It is worth noting that this involvement of the military is not being decided by the President, but by the Secretary of Defense, which suggests that the Pentagon is, in a key issue of of national interest, overriding the President and Commander in Chief. The US Congress has not been consulted on the issue.

    This decision to mobilise the Armed Forces in the vaccination campaign is taken in anticipation of a national emergency. Although no national emergency has been called, the presumption is that a national public health emergency will occur, using the WHO Level 6 Pandemic as a pretext and a justification.

    Other countries, including Canada, the UK and France may follow suit, calling upon their Armed Forces to play a role in support of the H1N1 vaccination program.

    US Northern Command

    Much of the groundwork for the intervention of the military has already been established. There are indications that these “regional teams” have already been established under USNORTHCOM, which has been involved in preparedness training and planning in the case of a flu pandemic (See U.S. Northern Command – Avian Flu. USNORTHCOM website).

    Within the broader framework of “Disaster Relief”, Northern Command has, in the course of the last two years, defined a mandate in the eventuality of a public health emergency or a flu pandemic. The emphasis is on the militarization of public health whereby NORTHCOM would oversee the activities of civilian institutions involved in health related services.

    Apart from the CNN dispatch and a FOX news report, there has been virtually no mainstream press coverage of this issue. No statement has been made by USNORTHCOM. The Fox New Report suggests that US troops would be involved in organising military quarantines (see videoclip below).

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