Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my loyal followers. Thought it only appropriate to share one of my brilliant jazz friend's original Christmas songs.....great bit of scat singing towards the end.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Weekend Chillout - Roxanne

Yes more Morgan James, is there such a thing as too much MJ?

Weather is not Climate

Friday, November 25, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fox News Live Final Presidential Debate: Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton

The fact that the last US Presidential debate is being held in Los Vegas is a fitting end to this fake show.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Weekend Chillout - Groove Alliance ft Annelise Dimech

Seeing it is a long weekend in Sydney I thought I post one more video. I was fortunate to catch the Groove Alliance perform at the Manly Jazz Festival today, featuring the brilliant Annelise Dimech on vocals, enjoy.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Weekend Chillout - Manly Jazz Festival

To all my followers in Sydney, the Manly Jazz Festival is on this long weekend, full details here.

Best of all, is that the Frances Madden band will be performing on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 on the stage in The Corso, definitely will be the highlight of the 3 days.


China in debt - Counting the Cost


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Russia and the Mainstream Media

Worth a watch if only to get the other side of the story. No doubt, as usual the Truth lies somewhere in between.

The Most Embarrassing and Lowest Point Of Obama's Presidency

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Gold Chronicles with Jim Rickards




Weekend Chillout - Be The One

I meant to look for the music video when I first heard this song on the radio, but never did, glad I did today. Dua Lipa's bio


SD Metals and Markets with Bill Murphy


Thursday, September 22, 2016

How Gold is formed

Das: The end of the Australian Dream

One of Australia's greatest thinkers, Satyajit Das author of A Banquet of Consequences discusses globalisation and what it means for Australian and Western living standards and retirement.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Keiser Report with Ned Naylor-Leyland

Max interviews precious metals expert, Ned Naylor-Leyland of Old Mutual Global Investors about gold - the original denominator - and about return-free risk in the negative yielding bond markets.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Weekend Chillout - James Englund & Bobo - Dangerous World

Always a timely song in this increasingly dangerous world. If you are in Sydney you can follow Bobo on Facebook here and catch her live performances.

Keiser Report with James Turk

GOLD the Movie

Can't wait to see this movie

Marc Faber - Gold & Silver Markets 2016 Analysis,The Risk of Global Collapse

Friday, September 9, 2016

Weekend Chillout - #WHERESTHELOVE

A brilliant song revamped for these terrible times.

Clarke and Dawe on Tony Abbott

Julian Assange nails Clinton to the wall

Tweet of the Week


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tweet of the Week


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Keiser Report with Sandeep Jaitly

The irrepressible Max Keiser interviews one of my favourite commentators and deep thinkers, economist Sandeep Jaitly about negative rates, private placements and Trump’s gold standard plans.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Weekend Chillout - I Know A Girl

My favourite Sydney Indie band, The Preatures have just released a new single :-)

When Will the Helicopter Take Off? - Incrementum's 10th Advisory Board Discussion

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/b268a38a165b03979d95268dd/files/AEGO_Advisory_Board_July_2016.pdf
Click on image to access report

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Gold Chat with John Embry and Egon von Greyerz


Keiser Report - Schrödinger's Brexit


Doug Noland - The Consequences of Massive Credit


Weapons Systems and Political Stability - A History

Came accross an interesting history book today written by the US Historian, Carroll Quigley. It can be downloaded in PDF format for free here Read a review here


Weapons Systems and Political Stability - A History

   "One thing we learn from experience with power is that force is effective in subjecting the will of one person or group to that of another person or group only in a specific situation. There can be no general subordination of wills, because, as situations change, the wills of both parties may change."

Carroll Quigley. Weapons Systems and Political Stability. 1st ed. 1983. p. 35


 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Gold for Australian Investors by Jordan Eliseo and Nicholas Frappell

Gold for Australian Investors is the first book written specifically for local investors wanting to better understand how the gold market works. Written by ABC Bullion Chief Economist Jordan Eliseo, the book looks at the performance of Australian dollar gold over the last 45 years; its interaction with other asset classes, and the benefit the precious metal can bring to Australian investors holding it as a core asset in their portfolio.

The book covers in detail:
- How the physical gold markets works, from mining to refining, to trading and daily liquidity
- Demand trends amongst gold buyers
- The major myths regarding gold investment
- The benefits of including physical gold in your portfolio
- Examples of successful investors with strategic gold holdings
- Solutions for Australian investors including SMSF trustees and managed funds
- An interview with an Australian portfolio manager investing in gold
- Why gold and gold stocks should be looked at as different asset classes
- A case study looking at an Australian gold investor

Pre-purchase here 

Weekend Chillout - Autumn Leaves

Nice mellow version of a classic tune, done as a nice organic Cm waltz.
Some good interplay, for example from 7:56 between Kitty and the awesome Ed Jones on tenor sax.
Download the audio track as an MP3 FREE here: https://soundcloud.com/kitty-laroar/a...

John Rubino - There Is Financial Crisis Coming That Will Make 2008 A Walk In The Park

David Morgan - The Tide has Turned on Silver

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Weekend Chillout - You've Always Got The Blues

Being a cold and damp Sydney night I thought some blues would be in order. The TV show this song came from is tragically 80's and should be forgotten, but the singers Kate Ceberano and Wendy Matthews are brilliant and still performing to this day.


Jim Rogers on Gold Seek Radio


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

RBA lowers the Cash Rate by 25 basis points to 1.50%

Media Release Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor:
Monetary Policy Decision

Number 2016-18
Date 2 August 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.50 per cent, effective 3 August 2016.

The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Several advanced economies have recorded improved conditions over the past year, but conditions have become more difficult for a number of emerging market economies. Actions by Chinese policymakers are supporting the near-term growth outlook, but the underlying pace of China's growth appears to be moderating.

Commodity prices are above recent lows, but this follows very substantial declines over the past couple of years. Australia's terms of trade remain much lower than they had been in recent years.

Financial markets have continued to function effectively. Funding costs for high-quality borrowers remain low and, globally, monetary policy remains remarkably accommodative.

In Australia, recent data suggest that overall growth is continuing at a moderate pace, despite a very large decline in business investment. Other areas of domestic demand, as well as exports, have been expanding at a pace at or above trend. Labour market indicators continue to be somewhat mixed, but are consistent with a modest pace of expansion in employment in the near term.

Recent data confirm that inflation remains quite low. Given very subdued growth in labour costs and very low cost pressures elsewhere in the world, this is expected to remain the case for some time.

Low interest rates have been supporting domestic demand and the lower exchange rate since 2013 is helping the traded sector. Financial institutions are in a position to lend for worthwhile purposes. These factors are all assisting the economy to make the necessary economic adjustments, though an appreciating exchange rate could complicate this.

Supervisory measures have strengthened lending standards in the housing market. Separately, a number of lenders are also taking a more cautious attitude to lending in certain segments. The most recent information suggests that dwelling prices have been rising only moderately over the course of this year, with considerable supply of apartments scheduled to come on stream over the next couple of years, particularly in the eastern capital cities. Growth in lending for housing purposes has slowed a little this year. All this suggests that the likelihood of lower interest rates exacerbating risks in the housing market has diminished.

Taking all these considerations into account, the Board judged that prospects for sustainable growth in the economy, with inflation returning to target over time, would be improved by easing monetary policy at this meeting.

Enquiries

Media and Communications
Secretary's Department
Reserve Bank of Australia
SYDNEY

Phone: +61 2 9551 9720
Fax: +61 2 9551 8033
E-mail: rbainfo@rba.gov.au

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tweet of the Day


Friday, July 15, 2016

Clarke and Dawe - Thank God it couldn’t happen here

Weekend Chillout - Black and Gold

With the AUD Gold price near all time highs every Aussie I have ever sold gold to is in the black. Thought that was worth celebrating. I recorded this live version of Black and Gold by Bobo and James Englund in the front garden of The Cottage in Balmain, Sydney last Sunday.



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tweet of the Week


Friday, July 8, 2016

Peak Silver, COMEX record LOW Silver Stock & High Demand - Steve St. Angelo


Weekend Chillout - Rain Down On Me

On a cold and very wet Sydney night I thought it only appropriate that Frances Madden and Bobo warm things up.


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Weekend Chillout - Thunder only happens when its raining

What happens when you add a Go Pro to a wedding set by the brilliant James Englund and Bobo


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Jim Rogers: Brexit Blowback "Worse Than Any Bear Market You've Ever Seen"


Tweet of the Week


Beaking News - Alan Greenspan says Fiat Money Cause Inflation

Ray Stantz: “Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!”
Egon Spengler: “Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes! Volcanoes!”
Winston Zeddemore: “The dead rising from the grave!”
Peter Venkman: “Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!”

Alan Greenspan:  "Fiat money causes inflation"


Monday, June 27, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Best post Brexit tweet


And the post Brexit protests begin


Thursday, June 16, 2016

When Money was Real

Was fortunate to handle this coin today. Money never felt so good.



Jim Willie - Silver Byproduct Supply Problems Could Mean 5 Fold Gains in Silver?

USD Gold Price Hits Highest Point Since Aug 2014

"To the moon Eric, the moon....." 

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

SD Metals and Markets - There Was Never Any Intent to Raise Rates


Burn Baby Burn


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Jim Grant - If You Want To Make Money, Go To Scary Places


Grant Williams - Why Physical Cash Is Being Eliminated


Tweet of the Week


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes What Hillary Clinton Really Represents

From teleSUR English

Published on Apr 17, 2016

Digging deep into Hillary's connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clinton's multi-million-dollar political machine operates.

This episode chronicles the Clinton's rise to power in the 90s on a right-wing agenda, the Clinton Foundation's revolving door with Gulf state monarchies, corporations and the world's biggest financial institutions, and the establishment of the hyper-aggressive "Hillary Doctrine" while Secretary of State. Learn the essential facts about the great danger she poses, and why she's the US Empire's choice for its next CEO. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/the...


Friday, May 20, 2016

Weekend Chillout - Georgia on My Mind

To anyone in Sydney who wants to see Frances Madden and her amazing band perform live or to buy their studio album please go here for details.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Central Bankers’ Wisdom Faulted as Gold Holdings Surge 25%


Boom Bust - Doug Casey on expatriating, US inflation at 3-year highs


Dave Kranzler - Silver Remains the Cheapest Investment on Earth


Keiser Report - The End Game

Published on May 12, 2016

Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/

In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy discuss 'the end game' as central banks run out of bullets just in time for the debt apocalypse. In the second half Max interviews Professor Steve Keen (@ProfSteveKeen) about Donald Trump's plans to default on US debt.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Weekend Chillout - Sound of Silence

Congrats to Australia's Dami Im in coming second in the Eurovision song contest. Defiantly the best song of the night even if it didn't get the most votes.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Weekend Chillout - Somewhere Over the Rainbow

To all my follower who celebrate Mothers Day today. Happy Mothers Day!

To anyone in Sydney who wants to see Frances Madden and her amazing band perform live or to buy their studio album go here for details.

John Williams - Dollar will Blow Up and Collapse


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

RBA Cuts Cash Rate to 1.75%

Media Release Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor:

Monetary Policy Decision

Number 2016-10
Date 3 May 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.75 per cent, effective 4 May 2016. This follows information showing inflationary pressures are lower than expected.

The global economy is continuing to grow, though at a slightly lower pace than earlier expected, with forecasts having been revised down a little further recently. While several advanced economies have recorded improved conditions over the past year, conditions have become more difficult for a number of emerging market economies. China's growth rate moderated further in the first part of the year, though recent actions by Chinese policymakers are supporting the near-term outlook.

Commodity prices have firmed noticeably from recent lows, but this follows very substantial declines over the past couple of years. Australia's terms of trade remain much lower than they had been in recent years.

Sentiment in financial markets has improved, after a period of heightened volatility early in the year. However, uncertainty about the global economic outlook and policy settings among the major jurisdictions continues. Funding costs for high-quality borrowers remain very low and, globally, monetary policy remains remarkably accommodative.

In Australia, the available information suggests that the economy is continuing to rebalance following the mining investment boom. GDP growth picked up over 2015, particularly in the second half of the year, and the labour market improved. Indications are that growth is continuing in 2016, though probably at a more moderate pace. Labour market indicators have been more mixed of late.

Inflation has been quite low for some time and recent data were unexpectedly low. While the quarterly data contain some temporary factors, these results, together with ongoing very subdued growth in labour costs and very low cost pressures elsewhere in the world, point to a lower outlook for inflation than previously forecast.

Monetary policy has been accommodative for quite some time. Low interest rates have been supporting demand and the lower exchange rate overall has helped the traded sector. Credit growth to households continues at a moderate pace, while that to businesses has picked up over the past year or so. These factors are all assisting the economy to make the necessary economic adjustments, though an appreciating exchange rate could complicate this.

In reaching today's decision, the Board took careful note of developments in the housing market, where indications are that the effects of supervisory measures are strengthening lending standards and that price pressures have tended to abate. At present, the potential risks of lower interest rates in this area are less than they were a year ago.

Taking all these considerations into account, the Board judged that prospects for sustainable growth in the economy, with inflation returning to target over time, would be improved by easing monetary policy at this meeting.

Enquiries


Media and Communications
Secretary's Department
Reserve Bank of Australia
SYDNEY

Phone: +61 2 9551 9720
Fax: +61 2 9551 8033
E-mail: rbainfo@rba.gov.au

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Weekend Chillout - The Dorsal Fins

Recently came across this Melbourne band via these two Wings covers, enjoy.



Sprott's John Embry - This is the most Expolsive Action I've Ever Seen


SNOWDEN - Official Trailer

Can't wait to see this Oliver Stone directed movie of the life of Edward Snowden.


Keith Neumeyer - Silver, More Rare Than the Market Understands


Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Weekend Chillout - Somebody's Talking

Its finally Friday evening! Chilling with a beer and listening to Sydney's greatest Indie band The Preatures




Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Gold - Our Dangerous Obsession?

An interesting Communist hit piece on Gold by UK's Financial Times, although it does contain interesting visuals from the Baird and Co. refinery.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Keiser Report - Warnings from Confucius


Marin Katusa - Gold - Fantastic Run in 2016-2017


Silver Update with The Doc


Weekend Chillout - Frances Madden and band

I had the pleasure of seeing Frances Madden and band perform live at Sydney's iconic music venue The Basement a few weeks ago. This is a recording from that night.



Frances Madden and band at The Basement 



Friday, March 11, 2016

The New Case for Gold by Jim Rickards

Weekend Chillout with Kitty LaRoar

London based jazz performer Kitty LaRoar recently followed me on Twitter. I thought that was worth featuring one of her music videos.

Michael Noonan - Gold & Silver The Elites Have Decimated the Country

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Weekend Chillout - Get me out of Here

Heard a lot of people saying they were getting out of the share market this week, whilst they still could, "get me out of here!" they all said :-)


Jim Willie - Warns End Game Is Underway

Andy Hoffman on the Attack of the NIRPs

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Weekend Chillout with the Frances Madden family

Feeling blessed that I was able to hang out with Frances Madden and her talented family on Friday night at the North Sydney food fair.




Sunday, February 14, 2016

Andy Hoffman - On Silver, Gold and the Fed


Peter Schiff - Gold Price is Going to Skyrocket


Dave Kranzler - On the Silver Fix


Happy 50th Birthday to the Aussie Dollar


Born on Valentines Day 1966

The video below documents it's birth

Its vital stats at birth were:

AUD:USD exchange rate fixed at: 0.8929 ($1 bought just under 90c US cents)

Gold price in AUD: $39.65/oz

$1 in 1966 bought 0.78g of gold

But just we all started out being full full of vitality, 50 years has taken its toll on the Aussie.

Its current health stats are:

AUD:USD exchange rate: 0.7108 ($1 buys 71c US cents)

Gold price in AUD: $1742.40/oz

$1 today buys 0.018g of gold

Percentage rise in Aussie gold price since 1966: 4,294%

Purchasing power of the Aussie dollar expressed in gold has declined 97.7%

I wonder how long that last 2.3% of purchasing power is going to last?