Bob Chapman : While I do recommend a few gold stocks, I do not buy stocks. I have no accounts. My family has no accounts. Period. I buy bullion and coins and I do it frequently. I'm a big believer in both. I do not recommend exchange-traded funds (ETFs) because I do not believe they have gold and silver in the amounts close to 100% of what they're supposed to be holding. Neither do any of the hedge fund managers because most of them are not getting involved in that area. I think it's going to end up being a scandal.- in theaureport.com
Bob Chapman : It has been the official policy of the United States government and the Federal Reserve and other Central Banks to suppress the price of gold and silver.
They do it through the President's Working Group on Financial Markets, which was instituted in August of 1988. They are using that to interfere in the market. Look at the markets from day to day. I used to be a tape reader and I was a trader for 25 years. You get rhythms from markets. You can see the Fed in there along with the Treasury department making the market do things that they want it to do.
Bob Chapman : Well, we had an $868 billion stimulus package. The Federal Reserve then created enough money and credit to bring that package assistance up to somewhere between $2.3 and $2.5 trillion. For that, we had approximately 16 months of attempted recovery. During that period of time, five quarters averaged growth between 3% and 3.25%. I feel that was a very, very high price to pay for a relatively sideways movement in the economy. Now we're back to square one. The recovery is not continuing. The Federal Reserve is talking about more quantitative easing. They're talking about buying back the toxic securities they bought from banks at a price they won't disclose. That move essentially cleared up the banks' books but at the same time encumbered the Fed's books, which they're now going to unburden by selling the bonds back to the same people they bought them from. Now, we don't know what the loss factor is because they won't tell us, so we have to ballpark it. Out of this money that's coming and going they have to come up with a figure somewhere in the vicinity of $1.2 trillion. That's what they're going to use for this quantitative easing. - in the theaureport
Bob Chapman : Well, that's a good question. But it's wrong. The reason it's wrong is that I'm doing 30 hours of programming a week. I'm doing it on AM, FM, satellite and shortwave radio and on the Internet. I'm reaching all kinds of audiences all over the world. That is not a core constituency. That is the global population. We have subscribers everywhere, including some important people, whom I'll not mention. One of the reasons that we keep the cost of the publication at the low level we do is because we want people to be able to access alternative information. People will only go so far in trying to discover what's going on. There are steps that you can take by putting the mosaic together. In over 20 years, our record in all aspects in the publication has been superlative.
Two months ago I said in The International Forecaster as well as on radio that I believed the Fed was going to go to the second stage of quantitative easing. I explained the reasons why, and lo and behold it happened. How did I come to that conclusion? The first thing was that the stock market started to rally. Then I saw information generally available saying that the economy was looking better when in fact it wasn't. There had to be another reason for major Wall Street firms going long on the market in a very big way.- in theaureport
Bob Chapman : Well, that's very complex. I go to a number of places. But I think the easy way to answer that is to go to John Williams' site and the numbers are all there. He does the same thing that I do. I don't have a monopoly on questioning things. I think you would find that people who are involved in economic analysis often vehemently argue with each other over different interpretations of data. It's certainly being reflected in part with the ascendency of gold and silver prices.- in theaureport
Bob Chapman : Number one: I spent three years in counterintelligence for the United States government and worked with the National Security Agency as well as an adjunct agency to the Central Intelligence Agency in army counterintelligence against the Russians in Europe. The first thing I learned was that the Japanese diplomatic code had been broken in 1937. That was declassified in 1968. I found out that the United States government knew everything that the Japanese were doing. I wasn't very happy with that, so I started to think outside the box. I started to look jaundiced at things that were being done, especially because I was spying on the Russians.
After I left government service, I maintained the same kind of attitude toward what government had to say. And it wasn't just the U.S. government. It's all governments. I had a different perspective than I had prior to being engaged in counterintelligence work.
As far as the statistics that I think you're referring to, like the CPI (consumer price index) and the unemployment figures, John Williams (www.shadowstats.com) is another economist who does what I do and his figures come out the same as mine. Real unemployment is not 9.8%. If you put all of U6 together (the Bureau of Labor Statistics measures six types of unemployment, U1-U6) and removed the birth/death ratio, you're talking about 21.5% unemployment. So why doesn't the government tell the public all about U6? It's a good question. But the figures are all bogus. - in theaureport
Bob Chapman : First of all, I found as a broker that a lot of people don't know how to properly invest or trade. Often brokers would have them trade; however it's not something average people normally do because they're not professionally trained. There are not a lot of people who can effectively trade and make money in the market. Perhaps 5% are successful.
But I ran into a lot of people who wanted to trade, and I discouraged them unless they had years of experience. I said you've got to pick a trend. For example, we are now in a long-term bull market in gold and silver. I tell people to get in with a trend and stay with it as long as possible. People were losing money in the market because they weren't doing that. Consequently, I've been helping people set long-term investment goals. - in theaureport
Bob Chapman : The International Forecaster has been in production for over 20 years. It came about because I retired at 52 and being a "Type A" personality I found I couldn't live life without doing something with my mind. Playing golf and tennis everyday was a bore, so I started The International Forecaster.
I had spent 28 years as a broker and owned my own firm for many years. I was probably the largest gold/silver stockbroker in the United States, perhaps even the world. We had 6,000 clients when we sold the company.
I really enjoy writing and doing radio. Occasionally I'll do television. It really fits me. I should've been in journalism. But then again, what would've happened is that I wouldn't have had the background to be a good journalist. - in theaureport.com
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Bob Chapman : Gold and silver markets are manipulated, but so are most other markets as well. Under Executive Order 12631 the government does as it pleases in markets. I have the order right here. It is entitled "Working Group on Financial Markets" and it came into force on March 18, 1988 signed, unfortunately, by Ronald Reagan. It's very short and you could reprint so that your readers understand the full extent of what's going on. This is by no means a dead letter. When you combine this authority with the authority of the Fed to create money, you are basically dealing with a fairly well-controlled system. It's certainly not what it was. - in Daily Bell
Bob Chapman : Exposure of the Fed 154127845 Who really owns the Fed and what they have been doing since 1913. How the banks and brokerage firms make billions via inside information and the complicity of the SEC in scams, such as Madoff. As I've said, along with many others, it all begins with the Fed and a handful of wealthy, unelected bankers meeting in private in a room somewhere deciding on the value of money for you and me. - in Daily Bail
Bob Chapman on Kerry Lutz - 02 May 2012: Spaniards are starting to burn the banks down Italy will be worse in case it implodes because it has so many illegal immigrants says Bob Chapman , the politicians should be running the countries on behalf of the people and not for the benefit , of some transnational corporation says Bob Chapman the only two countries left to run to in south America are Mexico and Costa Rica says Bob Chapman the rest are becoming so miners unfriendly and not good for investing or living in and doing business ....
Bob Chapman - The Corbett Report - 02 May 2012 : The US GDP growth will be ZERO this year , we are in for some deep deep depression says Bob Chapman , the government is lying about the figures the whole world is in depression you should prepare and store some dehydrated food and you should only invest in gold and silver coins bullion and shares get out of the stock market (except for the miners ) now while you still can
The National Intel Report with John Stadtmiller 2012.05.01 with Guest: Bob Chapman of The International Forecaster
No news from Euro Zone is not good news. Detroit is now being compared to California. Russia is starting to push back against global governance.
Robby Noel joins for the second hour as the conversations turn toward the continuing race baiting, along with some highlights about lack of market regulation and oversight.
Bob Chapman - USAPrepares - 01st May 2012 : get out the bonds and stock market now while you still can says Bob Chapman the only place to be is gold and silver coins bullion and shares including mining shares
Bob Chapman - Radio Liberty - 30 Apr 2012 , Europe will be the first to go down says Bob Chapman starting with Greece , the problems will touch America too , , the Dutch government has fallen the Germans are going to be slaughtered with extra taxes in order to support the failing project of the Euro
Bob Chapman - The Power Hour - 30 Apr 2012 , if they phase out the Euro Gold will go up by at least $300 dollars says bob Chapman , gold will become then a good investment to have instead of the euro , things are slowing down internationally says Bob Chapman but there are many things going on behind the scenes especially in Europe
Bob Chapman : Yes, I would say so. Regulation is necessary in my opinion not theoretically but pragmatically – regulation that should protect the working-man and the middle class. They have the most to lose. Most of the 20th century was spent on workers rights and rightly so. Conditions and wages were dreadful. As a result of labor unions we established a large middle class, which formed the backbone of our country. What the future holds for unions I cannot say. It depends on how the depression plays out. The forces at play are extremely powerful and there needs to be some sort of organized mechanism that counteracts what has been created. While we can see that the free-market has been overtaken to a degree by elitists and their monetary creations, the question of how to live in such a world are real and immediate. In the long-term education may work but in the short term various entities, including those that some might call populist, have a role to play. - in DailyBail
Bob Chapman : I've been studying the elitists for 50 years, and I've been writing about them since 1967. None of this is new and now because of the Internet much of it is very visible. It begins with central banking and there is nothing to be said that can constitute a defense of central banking. A small group of men get together around a table and set interest rates, basically the price of money. They do so without supervision or the consent of those who use their money product and they do so pretty much in secret. There is no accountability and lately, again thanks to the Internet and YouTube, people can pretty well see how nonsensical the system is.
We had a classical gold standard for 200 years that provided a good deal more monetary stability than the current system. There were problems with it, but the problems had little to do with the creation of money itself. Today we have a money problem and it is very obvious where the responsibility lies. Just go on the Internet and read about it. Then ask yourself, where did this concept of a central bank come from? Is that all there is to it? Of course not. There are plenty of forces, families and extraordinarily wealthy individuals standing in the shadows of the central bank. They didn't get a lot of exposure in previous decades, but they are certainly exposed now. - in Daily Bail
Bob Chapman - A Marines Disquisition - April 26, 2012 , in order to install a world government they are making all Americans dependents on government handouts says Bob Chapman , European economies are crumbling one after the other they have no way out of it the PIIGS countries will default starting with Greece
Bob Chapman - The Financial survival - 25 Apr 2012 : there is no real recovery , the housing prices has not bottomed yet in America , get rid of your IRAs and 401Ks says Bob Chapman , invest in gold and silver bullion coins and shares the only safe investment out there
Bob Chapman - The Corbett Report - April 25, 2012 : The country of Holland is going to elect a new government this is very serious as Holland is part of the core of the Eurozone this may be a dead end here and the beginning of the end of the Euro
Bob Chapman - National Intel Report - April 24, 2012 , Sarkozy has good chances in beating Francois Holland in the second turn of the french presidential elections , the whole EU is a totally unnatural association doomed to implode
Bob Chapman - USAprepares - April 24, 2012 : they are manipulating gold and silver markets so badly that it is almost impossible to stay ahead of them says Bob Chapman , the shortage of silver is real , so go long and stay long
Bob Chapman - The Financial Survival : the problems in europe are incredible there is no deal to the problems all talks , Greece is not going to get bailed out , and now France is added to the PIIGS countries that have debt problems .....the whole thing is coming down
Bob Chapman: What got me involved in gold and silver related assets in the early 1960s were as a result of my work in counterintelligence in the middle to late 1950s. Once I found out who ran things and how I became a hard-money thinker. It just didn't seem right to me that a few individuals held so much power, and did so in secret. The people in the intelligence community are basically a kind of Praetorian Guard. They're supposedly there to fight crime and protect national interests, but when you really look at what they're doing, it has more to do with protecting elite interests. If either the general population or the politicians get out of the line, there's this enormous intelligence community with the resources to make sure that they step back in. - in Daily Bell
Bob Chapman - Erskine Overnight - April 22, 2011: The unemployment in America is as bad as Greece and Spain , the trend of gold as legal tender like in Utah is in increase , as the prices keep being suppressed and the dollar is doomed to collapse , while JP Morgan is keeping the shorting in the gold and silver market
GoldSeek Radio - April 20, 2012 - Chris Waltzek & Robert Chapman .Europe needs at least 6 trillion dollars and they are talking about 2.5 trillion , so this situation is not going to go away says Bob Chapman and that is the main reason why the US government is manipulation gold and silver prices in order to keep them down , QE2 did not accomplish what they wanted , QE3 is inevitable
Bob Chapman - The Financial Survival - 20 Apr 2012 : America is saving its own oil while using other people's oil , the world economy continues to degenerate , Europe have great financial problems and there is not solution in sight , Greece is doomed to default in a couple of months or so .....
Gold Radio Cafe - Gold and Silver Financial Review With Bob Chapman hosted by Bosko Kacarevic, : there is a big trouble growing over in Europe and that's why they are keeping the gold prices at around $1660 says Bob Chapman , Bob Chapman expects the gold prices to hit at least the $2200 mark by the end of this year
Bob Chapman - A Marine Disquisition - 19 Apr 2012 : the situation in Greece could turn into a civil war , says Bob Chapman and they will also drop from the Euro , Gold and silver markets continue to be rigged big time , there is more reasons than ever to be buying gold and silver bullion coins and shares says Bob Chapman