Best of the Week
Most Popular
1.London House Prices Bubble, Debt Slavery, Crimea 2.0 - Russia Ukraine Annexation - Nadeem_Walayat
2. Gold And Silver – 2014 Coud Be A Yawner; Be Prepared For A Surprise - Michael_Noonan
3.Sheffield, Rotherham Roma Benefits Plague, Ch5 Documentary Gypsies on Benefits & Proud - Nadeem_Walayat
4.Glaring Q.E. Failure Spotted - Money Velocity Is Falling Rapidly - Jim_Willie_CB
5.Don't Miss the Boat on Big Biotech Catalysts: Keith Markey - Keith Markey
6.Gold Prices 2014: Do What Goldman Does, Not What It Says - David Zeiler
7.Bitcoin Price Strong Appreciation to Be Followed by Declines? - Mike_McAra
8.Gold Preparing to Launch as U.S. Dollar Drops to Key Support - Jason_Hamlin
9.Doctor Doom on the Fiat Money Empire Coming Financial Crisis - Andrew_McKillop
10.The Real Purpose Of QE - It’s Not Employment - Darryl_R_Schoon
Last 72 Hrs
What Will December 31, 2014 Financial Headlines Look Like? - 23rd Apr 14
Why Gasoline Prices are Surging Again - 22nd Apr 14
Cold War 2.0 - 22nd Apr 14
The JIS – Junk Ideology Syndrome - 22nd Apr 14
How to Avoid Losing All Your Money - 22nd Apr 14
Silver Up, Stocks S&P Down - 22nd Apr 14
U.S. Mainstream Media Propaganda Setting the Stage for War With Pakistan - 22nd Apr 14
U.S. Interest Rates are NOT Rising! - 22nd Apr 14
A Crisis vs. the REAL Crisis: Keep Your Eye on the Debt Ball - 22nd Apr 14
Bitcoin Implications of Lack of Price Action - 22nd Apr 14
Japan - The Twilight Of The Rising Sun - 22nd Apr 14
Is This What a Credit Bubble Looks Like? - 22nd Apr 14
The Dark Side Of The Silver Mining Industry - 21st Apr 14
Strong U.S. Dollar Rally Could Pull Rug From Under Gold and Silver - 21st Apr 14
Silver Feeble Rally Fails to Hold Breakout, Falling Back Towards Support - 21st Apr 14
Stock Market Smart Money – All Out or More to Go? - 21st Apr 14
Fast Rising Pump Prices Counterattack - 21st Apr 14
Extreme Climate Change And Life On This Planet - 21st Apr 14
Gold and Silver Stocks Sitting Tight - 21st Apr 14
Stock Market Minor Correction Imminent - 21st Apr 14
Gold and Silver - Counting Blessings and Tender Mercies - 20th Apr 14 - Jesse
The CIA Through The Looking-Glass - 20th Apr 14 - Stephen_Merrill
Gold And Silver - Gann, Cardinal Grand Cross, A Mousetrap, And Wrong Expectations - 20th Apr 14 - Michael Noonan
Nikkei Stock Market - Sell Japan - 20th Apr 14 - WavePatternTraders

Free Instant Analysis

Free Instant Technical Analysis


Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

Gerald Celente Loses Six Figures in MF Global Bankruptcy, Investors Beware

Commodities / Scams Nov 23, 2011 - 07:52 AM GMT

By: GoldSilver

Commodities

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThose of you who frequent the Gold Silver News, know and recognize Gerald Celente, the founder and publisher of The Trends Journal.

This past week Mr. Celente revealed that he has lost more than six figures of funds with Lind-Waldock, a commodities futures brokerage that was owned by MF Global (who filed for bankruptcy on October 31, 2011).


Here he is on Russia Today explaining the details of what transpired:

We are saddend to hear about Gerald's unfortunate loss but we are also hearted by his bravery in speaking out and in warning others!

As Gerald often states "Current events form future trends", sadly the trend of disappearing capital and financial accounts may become more common place in what appears to be an almost lawless financial world,  overly fraught with insolvency and debt.  

Our readers know to steer clear of the financial shark tank that is futures and options trading from essential articles on the 5 Precious Metal Scams to Avoid and in Beware of Fools Gold - Futures & Options
 
The powers that be in the futures markets customarily intervene and arbitrarily change the rules of the game in process.  By owning physical bullion in hand, we simply eject the futures market middlemen out of the game. 
 
 
The Current Trend is not the Average Investor's Friend
 
In the months and years ahead, we believe millions upon millions of investors will learn the hard way, what the term counter-party risk truly means.  
 
Allow us a moment to define what may become the most significant financial term of this decade:
 
Counterparty Risk - (n) the risk that a person(s) who is a party to a contract will default on their obligations under that contract.  In other words the possibility that the person or persons with whom a contract exists will fail to fulfill the terms of their side of the contract. 
 
Essentially, almost all forms of financial instruments have some form of counter-party risk.  There are counter-party risks associated with every bond, every brokerage, every equity, annuity, and insurance product you can think of.
 
Everytime one accepts payment in fiat currency, by action, one enters into an unspoken contract with the issuer of that particular fiat currency.  When one holds fiat currency, one assumes a counter-party risk that the issuer of that particular fiat currency will not ruin the value of said currency and or default on their obligations, etc.
 
Unlike tangible monetary assets like gold and silver bullion in hand, counter-party or default risks are virtually everywhere an investors turns.  
 
But we digress.  
 
Back to Gerald Celente's whirlwind media tour concerning the disappearance of his gold futures account.  Here he is warning the public via Alex Jones' InfoWars:
 
"I'll tell you what my position is.  I wrote about it in The Trends Journal, it's there in black and white.  I recommend that people have only operating expenses in their bank.  Why do you think you hear all of these stories over the years about people putting their money under their mattresses?  Because the banks are going to steal it from you!"  
- Gerald Celente
Speaking to Eric King at King World News, Celente urged listeners to stand clear of the financial system stating the following:
 
"What's the take away from this?  It's to make sure you have every penny in your pocket.  Because just like MF (Global), screwed everybody else. Your also gonna get the shaft, I don't care who it is.  What's gonna happen when you get a message from your brokerage, from Fidelity or somebody... yeah infidelity.  Or how about Raymond James, I don't care who they are!  You have ETFs?  Oh, there's a little error over here, we don't have your money.  We don't have your positions."
 
"I went to a meeting... and the speaker said ETFs of GLD are supposed to be held by HSBC in a vault in Hong Kong or England some place, and HSBC, this guy said, is the biggest shorter of gold.  Well you figure it out!  They are the ones that are holding it and they're shorting it?  So the takeaway is to make sure you have every penny in your possession."
 
Eric King asked Mr. Celente the following poignant question, "Will people get up one day, and just like MF Global, their money is going to be gone and the government won't be able to backstop it?  What's your vision of what will happen there?"
 
Gerald replied, "Economic marshall law!"  
 
Regarding Celente's current outlook on gold and silver investing, he states, "I'm totally into physical (gold and silver) and I have it in a place that's safe and that nobody will be able to get to it, except myself."
 
 
So what can we learn from Gerald Celente's unfortunate mistake?  
 
Mr. Celente's story is a warning of what may become a sad reality for many people around the world who think they have XXXX in their accounts only to learn they have YYY!  
 
The futures and financial markets appear to be one overly-leveraged ponzi, on the verge of a cascading implosion.  Brokerages, bank accounts,  bonds, annuities, pensions, etc... if it is printed on paper, it is most probably laden with counter-party risks.  
 
What you think you have, may soon be merely worth the paper it is printed upon. 
 
As we continue to exit this failing system, we take physical possession of our gold and silver bullion in hand or via direct title ownership in third party, privately insured vaults.
 
Remember dear reader... the buildings, the infrastructure, the farms, and the productive assets are not going to simply go away.  Assets stand to merely swap title of ownership from those who remain blind, take no action, and or continue in denial... to those who understood the warnings and take intelligent action before the oncoming financial tsunami hits.
As we appear to be on the cusp of witnessing the greatest wealth transfer ever, we must again heed the words of Mike Maloney:
 
"This will be the greatest wealth transfer in the history of mankind.  This has happened, but never globally before.  This is the first time that it is the entire world.  If it is the greatest wealth transfer, that means that it is also the greatest opportunity in the history of mankind."
- Mike Maloney

Here at GoldSilver.com we will continue to keep our customers apprised of potential gold and silver investment frauds and scams.  Please stay tuned.  

http://goldsilver.com

Mike Maloney is the owner and founder of GoldSilver.com, an online precious metals dealership that specializes in delivery of gold and silver to a customer's doorstep, arranges for special secured storage, or for placement in one's IRA account. Additionally, GoldSilver.com provides invaluable research and commentary for its clients, assisting them in their wealth building endeavors.

© 2011 Copyright  GoldSilver - All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.


© 2005-2014 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

Free Report - Financial Markets 2014