Chris Temple from The National Investor – Mon 7 Jan, 2019

A Focus On Oil and The USD

Chris Temple, Founder of The National Investor kicks off this week with a look into the bounce in oil prices and the general rollover we are seeing in the USD. Both markets a very much global so looking outside the US in terms of global growth and fears in the Euro and China have weighed on oil and helped the USD. Let’s watch to see if the markets are starting to tell us something is going to happen on the trade front.

Chris and I will spend tomorrow discussing the just started US/China trade talks. If you have any comments or questions on that topic please comment below or better year email me at

Chris Temple and Cory Fleck on Oil and the USD

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  1. On January 7, 2019 at 10:04 am,
    snowbird says:

    Mr Temple, I would not want to be in your business. I use to have software salesman call me and try sell me software. I would say if your software is so good why aren’t you on a tropical Island sipping Pina Coladas and playing golf?
    I am forever grateful for “Forcing God’s Hand” With that being said I’m going to say that how can you have commentary on oil and say where it should be according to fundamentals with out mentioning anything about the Number1 and Number2 Oil Producing Nations and the U.S Politics associated with them? I’m in West Texas and have five years in the Patch. What am I missing?

  2. On January 7, 2019 at 11:13 am,
    Temple says:

    I’d be happy to get into more details as to my overall statement (and have in my newsletter) — a bit difficult with the time constraint on here today, and covering multiple topics. If there are specific Q’s you’d like addressed, let us know.

  3. On January 7, 2019 at 12:13 pm,
    snowbird says:

    Ha, so you are in Florida,drinking Pina Coladas and playing Golf.

  4. On January 7, 2019 at 12:26 pm,
    snowbird says:

    Ok here goes.
    If three years ago I netted 138,000.00 in 8 months pulling one load of WTI crude at 115.00 a barrel, how can you tell us that WTI crude at 48.69 has anything to do with fundamentals?That would be like saying the World economy has slowed down over 50%.

  5. On January 7, 2019 at 12:44 pm,
    Matthew says:

    After reversing at a “618” (61.8%) Fibonacci arc support two weeks ago, oil rose enough to close last week at the related 50% arc resistance. While it might take out its recent $42 low in the weeks ahead, I doubt that it will be by much. My guess is that it will be range-bound for awhile in the 40s to 60s…

  6. On January 7, 2019 at 2:21 pm,
    Matthew says:

    The yen is looking good…

    • On January 7, 2019 at 2:24 pm,
      Matthew says:
    • On January 7, 2019 at 2:29 pm,
      Matthew says:
    • On January 7, 2019 at 2:32 pm,
      Matthew says:
    • On January 7, 2019 at 3:06 pm,
      snowbird says:

      I hate being the troll but somebody has to do it.
      The Central Bank owns their Stock market.
      The debt to gdp is 253%.
      This is what crap looks like.
      lets be real for a change.

      • On January 7, 2019 at 3:12 pm,
        snowbird says:

        I’m beginning to understand what Michael Burry must have felt like.

        • On January 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          oops………someone is headed to Jail………Wonder how much he will have to pay the judge to get off…….

          • On January 7, 2019 at 3:31 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Oh, just headed to court……Queen’s Court of Fools.

          • On January 7, 2019 at 3:32 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Wait, ….I think this is economic news…..after all it is banking and money….. 🙂

        • On January 7, 2019 at 4:16 pm,
          Matthew says:

          Michael Burry?😂🤣 You’re completely delusional if you think you have anything in common with Michael Burry.
          You were just as full of yourself regarding bitcoin before it crashed yet you apparently didn’t learn a thing.
          As for your trolling, it needs a lot of work. Your comment at 3:06 has nothing to do with anything, much less my yen charts.

          • On January 7, 2019 at 5:24 pm,
            snowbird says:

            Mathew : As far as the Bitcoin,I understood something that everybody here except for a few missed. Bitcoin as is the stock market is little more than a collection of people making conscious decisions in real time. I will admit it is a little more complicated with the algos. The apeal of Bitcoin was the decentralization and the people’s craving for something other than the USURUS system we find ourselves saddled with now. Once Bitcoin became associated with Wall Street I knew the gig was up. I told people like Oz to buy at $700. It did not matter what Bitcoin was,to me ,it was just more confirmation that I actually might know what I was doing.
            Just like now when people talk markets they act like these are rational markets. Nothing could be further from the truth. Tell me Mathew that you are currency trading now. How much cash do you have on the Yen pair now?
            I posted that I got out of the market at DOW 25,000. That will prove to be a good call as well.
            I like Bonzo’s take with cigs@8% dividend and Physical Silver. I have enough physical metal and I am content to wait until the next opportunity presents itself.
            I don’t day trade anymore,and I don’t short.
            When the time is right I will go back in. It’s just not the time and I am content to wait.
            I’ve been thinking a lot about the interview Al did with John Keiser about the manipulation in the CDNX. Nothing has changed. When penny stocks move.0068 thats not a human making that trade.
            I’m going to thank you again for Beyond Democracy. That is 100 pages many here would be time spent.

          • On January 7, 2019 at 5:26 pm,
            snowbird says:


          • On January 7, 2019 at 5:28 pm,
            snowbird says:

            I will admit that I had fun putting everybody in the dinosaur parade.

          • On January 7, 2019 at 5:38 pm,
            Matthew says:

            Like I said, you learned nothing. You did not know the “gig” (it’s jig!) was up. You foolishly believed that BC was not in a bubble and that we dinosaurs didn’t get it. In short, it was different this time and you were sure of it. But it wasn’t. That’s why you came back as snowbird.
            The appeal of Bitcoin was always clear to everyone whether they bought it or not.

          • On January 7, 2019 at 5:44 pm,
            snowbird says:

            Long story short. I cashed you didn’t.
            Al gave me the boot.I had to change.

          • On January 7, 2019 at 5:57 pm,
            snowbird says:

            I injured my shoulder and couldn’t golf.Just got bored I guess. I’m glad I did come back. All that time I invested into Al finally paid off.

          • On January 7, 2019 at 7:07 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            JohnK/Snowbird – So Al gave you the boot for being a repetitive troll and disrupter, which you just above were celebrating once again.

            “I hate being the troll but somebody has to do it.” – Snowbird

            >> Then you go on to say as a justification of your moniker name change from JohnK to Snowbird wasn’t due to your storming off the page in a fit of insanity and anger in months past, or your convenient absence as the Crypto sector plummeted all year long, precisely like the bubble the dinosaurs you mocked nailed (like every other bubble); but it was really because of your prior bad behavior:

            “Al gave me the boot. I had to change.” – Snowbird (previously know as JohnK)

            Seems like Big made the right decision the first time, and clearly nothing has changed other than your moniker.

            How lucky for the KER to have ya back. Here’s to rooting for that shoulder to heal!

          • On January 7, 2019 at 7:26 pm,
            snowbird says:

            I know Shad. It’s been a tough slog for you. You tell us about the sponsors and you post results from every company under the sun like it isn’t the same ol crap. Go ahead get on me for being the troll. Whens the last time you recommended shorting a mining stock? What do you think we are dumb?I know you can’t stand the Christian that I am and have no problem professing. Some of us have taken it upon our self to remedy the injustices of the past to try ensure a better future for our Children and Grandchildren. I’m no push over Shad and if I get the boot so be it. One can’t be a cheerleader all their life, at some point in time you have to put it out there as you see it. As far as the moon stuff, I have a real problem with those that deceive and those that don’t care. That is two kinds of people I don’t need in my life. Your a smart guy Shad, I don’t know what your angle is here. If you were to give people advice you would tell people to sell once in a while and admit that most of these people pumping these penny mining stocks have warrants and are just looking for some sheep to shear. Wash, Rinse, Repeat

          • On January 8, 2019 at 1:14 am,
            Excelsior says:

            JohnK you clearly don’t understand me, my intentions, or the information I’ve shared.

            If you’d followed my comments you’d realize I’m personally both buying and selling all the time as an active trader, but rarely stress anyone to buy or sell personally, as that is a decision we all make alone. I’m not here to give advice, but I answer questions if people ask me, the same way I ask questions to learn more every single day. Nothing more, nothing less.

            Nobody should be buying or selling based solely on anyone’s opinion on a blog or a newsletter writer or a technician, but rather because they come to conclusion on their personal best path forward after taking in enough data to make the decision themselves. If they can’t or won’t do that, then shouldn’t be managing their own funds.

            For the record I’ve discussed both adding and trimming to sectors and specific positions since I started posted here 7 years ago. We joked on here countless times that I’m often an early trimmer, and times I’ve taken crap from other trolls for recommending selling when they were sure it was to the moon (like the summer of 2016, and after the Q1 runs or the September rallies many of the years that have gone buy.

            Look, I’ve been wrong a number of times, but I’m right more often than wrong on catching sector trends and directional trading in individual stocks or ETFs.

            Nobody gets it right all the time, but I feel my track record is respectable when it came to catching counter-trend rallies in the bear 2011-2015 in PMs and Uranium stocks. I’ve done well capitalizing on the turns into the new rallies in the baby bulls in those markets since 2016 into the present and have tried to offer value to the blog community. None of it was done in isolation though, and it is the collective interactions or at times disagreement that made following the markets a large group effort of contributors here working together to peel back the layers or learn together in this tiny corner of the internet.

            In addition to the PMs, a number of us walked through the bottoming process of the initial turn higher in the Oil markets, or charted and debated our way through the peaks and pops in the US Dollar, or the bottoming of the VIX setting up for spikes at different periods, and the small but passionate group of Energy & Battery Metals fans here nailed the move in Lithium from 2015-2017 & the Cobalt rally from 2016 into early 2018.

            Those different periods had many people here offering up targeted research on specific sector macro info as it was unfolding, debates on specific jurisdictions and specific companies. That’s the community part and for those that are involved often the financially rewarding part, but again, the individual still charts their own course and makes their own calls based on all this information.

            There was not just idle cheer leading or the intent to “post results from every company under the sun like it isn’t the same ol crap.” so if you feel that, you missed the point of the info shared the whole way along.

            >> I’ve never been a to the moon guy. (so spare me incorrect “pumper” generalization)

            The idea of an investing blog, just like any blog be it a sports blog or a spiritual blog, is that people with a specific interest all come here to share ideas, experiences, and feedback (agreeing and dissenting) to get exposed to a broad range of ideas within a focused format and topic.

            Ultimately though it’s everyone’s individual quest with themselves when they are trading and about to push the buy/sell button. It sure helps walking the path to bounce ideas off other investors with a similar interests and broadened knowledge base to better navigate the waters within a specific field of inquiry. I’d rather learn from the mistakes of others, and duplicate their successes.

            Really some of the insights that have the most impact are often offered up on the unnoticed posts from occasional posters, or buried within the number of good posts from a more frequent daily contributor. Sometimes, the precious nugget or gem of info is 2/3 of the way into a interview Cory and only there for the attentive listener that made it that far.

            It is a real treasure hunt to scan through all the articles, videos, and personal comments that are uploaded as primary show content and on the blog. It takes anyone that attempts to do so a lot of time, energy, and focus to digest all that gets put up on the airwaves and blog here it the KER.

            That is why it gets irritating to see endless mind-numbing garbage posts on politics and religion just to placate someones person neurosis or as their sounding board on very polarizing topics that are far off topic, and have nothing to do with the focus of the show day in and day out.

            Everyone goes off-topic now and then, but there are certain users here that rarely if ever discuss economics, the theme of the specifc blog or a sponsor companies news release. Some can’t wait to jump on and post tabloid like news of the day or feed their addiction to try to right some wrong from the past that is over and water under the bridge now (like moon landings and 911 and the JFK assignation that you go on and on about). Most users are here to share, but some clearly have an axe to grind on their pet social/political/religious opinion and assume they are correct and everyone shares it.

            >> Here’s a clue, they don’t all share your truth, and taking a hard stance on politics and religion typically leads to in-groups and out-groups, herd think, conditioned responses, fighting, and ruffled feathers. People assume their view must be right, their religion is the best, their political view is correct where as others are all wrong, and they start preaching and pissing.

            Why go there in the first place as it isn’t like you’re going to convert someone on an anonymous online blog? You’re far more likely just to polarize and isolate half or more of the room each time and become a blog mosquito, and yes JohnK, eventually a troll.

            Just because you believe a certain political or religious stance is the best or is truth only makes it your opinion or your personal truth, and the way you felt about the software salesman calling you up or how you feel about certain news outlets is exactly how others feel about your personal stances and opinions….. they’re just as myopic and ethnocentric and self-righteous.

            It is my hope to occasionally share an idea that helps out another trader thats it.
            However you often preach to everyone how wrong they are or how your and also to scan comments or get into discussion that may lead to a better piece of intel, a better trading skillset, a better method of reading chart patterns, a better understanding of geology, or economics, or currencies, and ultimately grow as a person.

            We’re all like that taking what information we resonate and leaving the rest behind. Some people like to share to build community and grown and that is the camp I fall into. Others like to think they are warning or cautioning people of some great truth that only they seem to realize (even though is it rarely anything new under the sun), and that seems to be more the camp you are in. To each his own….

          • On January 8, 2019 at 1:39 am,
            Excelsior says:

            That was a long post that got jostled up in the last two paragraphs due to cutting and pasting different segments but only being able to see the 4 line viewing window.

            Bottom line – I’ve got zero desire to be a cheerleader for any sector or stock, but am looking to position in developing trends before they are self evident. When I see a trend I report it, and I post articles both for and against each sector just to look at things from different vantage points.

            None of us will always stick to topic, but it really helps to try and keep the economic threads focused on that, and typically around macro economics and the resource sectors – since that was and is the focus of the show. Going off topic and staying off topic perpetually just to keep grinding an ax gets really old.

            I pointed to the list of show sponsors in previous posts because 1) they pay the bills to keep the show going and growing, and 2) they are mostly Jr resource companies — not conspiracy theory tabloids or truthers spouting their religious or political opinions. If those fringe topics were the focus of the KER then you’d have Alex Jones, David Icke, The National Inquirer, and The Flat Earth Society as sponsors.

            It’s pretty clear with the sheer number of interviews Cory does during the week that most of them are following and commenting on the macro economic backdrop, general equities, currencies, bonds, and yes, a particular focus on the resource sector.

            These topics are why most listeners have historically tuned in to the KER, for breaking news, CEO interviews, economic pundits, technical traders, and is why those resource companies advertise here.

            People don’t come here to rehash whether we landed on the moon, to figure out who perpetrated 911, who shot JFK, or who shot JR…. Capiche?

            Nobody cares if you are Christian or Jew, Hindu or Buddhist, or even you are one of your dreaded Muslims as it is 100% irrelevant to an investing and economics blog.

            To have the arrogance to believe that your spiritual view is the only truth or path, will always cause conflict and not unity on this planet. Its fine to wear whatever label you want to hang around your neck, but you constantly proclaiming you are a Christian has the same impact as Kyrsten Sinema proclaiming she’s a bisexual congresswoman. Who gives a flip?

            Coming on to berate most people as missing your historical perspective is just as blah…. and only causes division or irritates.

            Love is the great unity and doesn’t need a label or in-group to be part of. Love is…

          • On January 8, 2019 at 3:32 am,
            snowbird says:

            See this is were you and I will never see eye to eye. You have bought into a failing system run by shadow Bankers and you want to tell me about trends?
            As far as JFK,MLK,The Fake Moon Landing,9/11 People have profited and been paid of the expense of others. This is not right. This is the cancer among us.
            I like that the K E Report supports the Mises Institute and their values. I believe in Austrian Economic theory and blazing your own trail. I can say what ever I want because I am not obligated to any one except God.
            I do not like the fact that we have to live and deal with a usurus financial system that rewards those that do not follow the lessons of the Bible.
            I have no control of the Macro environment that the sponsors of the K E find themselves in. If the macro is bad, all the sugar coating in the world isn’t going to help.You say I’m the troll,you say nothing about all the abuse I’ve taken in the past especially with the Bitcoin. Who nailed that trade? You damn right,I Did. Thank-You very much.
            Say what you will, In the end if you don’t understand the level of manipulation and you keep your head in the sand and continually say that the past doesn’t matter your going to end up like those people at Hiroshima and Nagasaki wondering what the hec just happened. No one on Earth can defy God the almighty,the creator of the Universe.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 6:34 am,
            Excelsior says:

            I agree with some of your points, but just don’t feel posting about the injustices of the world over and over again on the KER is the right avenue or will change anything.

            Yes you can post whatever is on your mind, but your concept of if there is a God and which religion she practices is immaterial to an investing blog, as much as IrishT coming out and posting on LGBT rights every day. Sure he could stop hiding Silver all over Great Britain to come on here and post over and over again on LGBT rights and injustices 5 times a day, but eventually you’d get annoyed as it is waaaay off topic. Same thing for people that use investing boards to preach at people.

            We’ll have to agree to disagree here and I do look forward to any of your thoughts on economics and less on your posts trying to fix all of human history.

            Ever Upward!

          • On January 8, 2019 at 6:55 am,
            Excelsior says:

            As for the Austrian economics discussion, when has anyone ever had a problem with that or when was that ever part of the discussion?

            That’s an irrelevant comment in relation to all the garbage political tabloid like news and fake news and conjecture that people post here on a daily basis, which is not remotely Tethered to economics or political events that shape investing or Trading.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 7:08 am,
            snowbird says:

            Unfortunately there is a lot of down time when it comes to making money in the stock market. When the opportunities present themselves the observant know when to act.
            You can make fun of my convictions, I don’t care.This isn’t about you as much as you would like it to be.
            It is getting harder and harder to find intelligent people any more. The KE report use to have a lot of them but the number has shrunk. I’m here to make money, not buy moose tundra. I can handle the reality we are faced with and I don’t have to pretend that things are any different. You come on like there is endless financial opportunities in the Jr Mining sector when nothing could be farther from the truth. You cannot seem to grasp you are a victim of a shadow banking system. To try preach fundamentals to me is laughable. The days of easy money are over. Now your going to have to work for it.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 7:35 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

            14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 7:35 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Sorry,…… could not help myself…. 🙂

          • On January 8, 2019 at 12:53 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            JohnK – There ya go again thinking you have it all figured out that I’m an unaware victim of the shadow banking system. (LOL). Amazing insights there Holmes.

            Oh, and yes there are opportunities and trade set ups every single day in the markets, and people that paint the whole market with a one-size-fits all brush clearly don’t understand much and likely shouldn’t be handling their own investing.

            I distinctly remember you panicked posts when you quit your job and wanted to make a living trading, and you stated repetitively that you didn’t have time to wait for certain investments to bounce back….. but now you’re the cheerleader for patiently waiting around for the sparse opportunity here and there. The irony runs thick with you as per usual.

  7. On January 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm,
    David says:

    Question: And this not because I have any answers but it appears to me that ever since oil prices went down and shares taken down a year or so ago, there was no corresponding increase in the share price when the barrel price increased to around $80. Then when the barrel price dropped again to recent prices, appears the share prices were taken even lower since they never refoveted the first time. This all appears like banker/spculator/government suppression and if so is there a plan to not only suppress price for political reasons against Russia/Opec, but in the meantime drive oil explorers and frackers out of business so they default their leases to hankers and Wall Street?
    That is what it appears because of the failure of the petro dollar and the establshment of a US Fascist state. (Everyone jump in if you want)

  8. On January 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm,
    Excelsior says:

    Energy Department Initiative Aims to Keep U.S. Competitive on Nuclear-Plant Fuel
    Nuclear industry has sought more energy-dense uranium to back development of smaller reactors

    By Timothy Puko – Jan. 7, 2019

    WASHINGTON— “Worried the U.S. may be falling behind rivals in nuclear-power technology, the Energy Department plans to spend $115 million to help develop advanced fuels for next-generation reactors.”

    “Under a three-year pilot project announced Monday, the money would go to an Ohio company to produce a more energy-dense uranium, which the nuclear industry has been asking for to support a budding industry of smaller reactors.”

    • On January 7, 2019 at 4:27 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      US based Uranium Miners like UUUU, URG, UEC and Nuclear fuel companies like LEU (up 19% on the day) and LTBR (up around 6.5% on the day) responded nicely.

  9. On January 8, 2019 at 5:30 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    In response to the above editorial….. 🙂
    Just as a note…if, someone has a problem ………..TAKE IT UP WITH>>>>>>>>>OWL( that was the flesh talking …. 🙂
    As to my contribution, if you are referring to me again, just in case I say…
    Please look back over the week. and you will SEE,
    The TONE……in the Rock collecting section……has been toned down and my contribution to anything other than economics was not there.
    .. Oh the other hand,,,In the sections where OWL, invites guest in to speak political and economics, and maybe religion…(man’s religion is what they select, some worship money, ) I have personally, attempted to toned down and Have decided not to chime in on every conversation in the stock picking section… , So, you may invite your other friends in to give some guru advice in investing in the PM’s, for the tip of the day club.
    I will continue to post, as I have done for years, …..God willing…. 🙂
    But,….in the right sections…….

    • On January 8, 2019 at 5:34 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      BTW………KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK……and Thanks again in behalf of some of the KERs

      • On January 8, 2019 at 12:03 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        Thanks OOTB and you keep up the great work as well. Cheers!

    • On January 8, 2019 at 12:02 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      OOTB – I wasn’t directing my comments at you specifically (like I mentioned the last time this discussion came up a few weeks back), as there a half-dozen regular posters and over a dozen occasional posters that litter up the financial blogs with tons and tons of political sizzle of the day posts, crazed youtube videos, and there have been incessant arguments and disagreements around harsh political & religious opinions for years.

      If people want a free-for-all then let’s bring back Franky’s the Pope posts, and Heavy Hitter hellfire and brimstone posts every day, to accompany JohnK’s hatred of Muslim posts.

      Many of the posters that jump onto the economic threads rarely (if ever) offer any substance on economics, trading/investing, but just can’t wait to jump on and spread their pet social/religious/poltical theories, while ignoring the topics of the blogs completely.

      Cory will bring a CEO on, that sponsors and funds this website so they can share news, and try to reach a target audience. But who cares about that because all we really care about is some jackass banging on about the Mueller Russian Probe, or pulling out of Syria, or that the Zionists are the deep state puppet masters, or something stupid Ocasio-Cortez said this morning, etc….

      These posts have nothing to do with the mining company being featured, the sector news for Gold or Zinc or Uranium or Copper or even political news that may affect the PMs or Currencies or Bonds. The lame argument keeps getting used these wacked out fringe political posts somehow relate to investing, when 90% of them are just garbage posts.

      How do Hillary’s 3,000 missing emails, or Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test, or school shootings, or Israel vs Palestine debates have anything to do with investings.
      (Here’s a clue……. They don’t)

      Again, everyone goes off-topic sometimes, or just has a little friendly banter or a joke, but some posters NEVER discuss financial ideas on the economic threads and just live to rant about senators or world leaders all day, Russian collusion, school shootings, muslim and immigrant invasions, etc….

      Sorry, but I see zero value to JohnK’s endless 911 posts, JFK posts, and fake Moon Landing posts on the economic threads, and the fact that they are repetitive straw man attacks makes them more sewage to sift through on a daily basis for someone coming here for the investing ideas.

      As for worshipping, nobody is saying to worship money over their unique spiritual view, and obviously that was never suggested.

      It isn’t an outlandish or worshipping mammon to request some focus on things related to investing and finances on an Economic blog. This is not a religious pulpit to quote scripture on all day long.

      People do that crap of endless cherry-picked scriptures on Yahoo blogs or main stream media blogs all the time and most readers (even the Christians) see them as garbage posts. —- Again, nobody is converting anyone on an anonymous blog anyway, and they aren’t spreading the good word, their just using the platform to spray their personal religious beliefs all over over it.

      One doesn’t see this need to keep posting scriptures so much with most other world religions or faiths, but in particular Christians want to have a “We’re Right Party” that their view or their scriptures are the only ones that matter, and trash talk all the other faiths and wisdom traditions.

      This is not an isolated case, but rather this happens all the time on here which doesn’t promote a welcoming environment for new and old listeners that may have different beliefs, but try telling that to someone that is convinced their beliefs are the best and the rest don’t matter. (the height of arrogance)

      If people got on here every day posting tons of Hindu or Buddhist Scriptures repetitively or Islamic or Mormon or Scientology beliefs day in and day out all through the economic threads, I doubt people would be so understanding or see the value in those posts. However, it’s hard to discuss this topic with people that agree with the religious posts through their own rose colored glasses and belief systems, so they’re like “What’s the issue with a few biblical quotes?”

      If we posted all day long about abortion, or gay marriage, or polygamy or the ever growing amount of gender pronouns, all the time, it would be just as divisive, and just as unrelated.

      Again, people like Heavy Hitter and Franky and Crazy Mark and Birdbrain used to piss off tons of people with their polarizing and often insane posting style and they got THE BOOT, and rightly so.

      There is no issue in talking politics on the threads dedicated to those topics, or as you mentioned when the Big Owl brings on speakers about a certain topic he’s interested in.

      It’s his show, but he also doesn’t seem to have much interest in the Economics in the KER as much the last few years, and loves getting into the daily news flareups. These are often very polarizing and there have been a number of free-for-all fights or people slamming him personally, where he has to come back out to clarify things due to all the in-fighting. He may like that kind of thing, but it kills the audience and many great contributors pass on getting involved due to the cesspool this blog turns into so often.

      Al will write back (like he did on the on the weekend show in Hour 1) that he likes the debates and learns things each time. I took the time to reply back to Big Al on the weekend show that he is missing the point about focus, demographics, and what kind of audience he wants to attract and market to.

      Look we can all learn from each other on any topic from Auto Maintenance to guns & ammo to how to identify the leaves of flowering plants but any radio show has an audience, focus, and format. A sports radio show doesn’t usually cover politics & religion, and religious format show doesn’t usually cover cooking or the bond market, so I fail to see how a show subsidized by show sponsors in the Jr Mining and resource sector benefits from political editorials in the first place.

      • On January 8, 2019 at 1:21 pm,
        snowbird says:

        For the record I don’t hate Muslims. I do believe that someone that believes sex with nine year old girls is not a problem is going to have to accept that I am the father of two girls . Also I do not believe boys are the play toys for men. At this point I would have to question your motivation for attacking me as the thread started out when I said the Japanese Economy was junk as was the yen. You can spin it any way you want. You can continue your stupid argument that Politics whether it be the Mueller investigation or what have you does not affect the market. I”m not buying it. I predicted President Trump would be elected as soon as he announced.President Trump represents everything that is unimportant to you. For your sake I hope you figure it out.

        • On January 8, 2019 at 2:53 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          For the record, nobody should condone those actions, but people of all faiths or people with no faith still abuse children so it isn’t unique to the muslim world, but you find a way to paint the muslim world with that stigma.

          There has been far more concerns in the news from Catholic Christians lately and school teachers, but let’s not trouble ourselves with that and ruin your lopsided narrative.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 3:09 pm,
            snowbird says:

            Shad you have a real problem staying on point. The reason I commented on the Muslims was the Freshman Muslim Congresswoman Publicly calling our President a Motherf*cker. Comprendo. Worse than the Pedophiles are those that attack you for pointing out the obvious, and then try spin a web to cover their tracks.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 4:10 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Boy there’s the pot calling the kettle black. OK JohnK – I’m done trying to have a rational discussion with you. Nighty night.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 6:13 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Somebody, needs to do some study on the Catholic Faith….
            May I suggest a book…Fast Facts …By Carlson
            Not Everyone that is a Christian is Catholic…………Far From It.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 6:15 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Same argument , that another poster had over the week end……
            just because there are many in number, does not make them right.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 6:33 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            I never said every Christian was a Catholic. I said there has been more news as of late of child abuse from Catholics (who are Christians… not Muslims) and a close runner up has been school teachers abusing children.

            If you read through the garbage posts of JohnK regarding Muslims they are so racist and painting people with a broad brush. Here’s one of his rants from last week:

            “The first thing I start with the Muslims is how do you feel about having sex with nine year old girls? And don’t forget “Praise Allah” Shut the **** up and go corn hole a goat. Remember George Bush one week after 9/11 giving us a Press Conference from a Washington Mosque telling us that we should be tolerant of Muslims? I do. Where was President Bush’s Constitution then? I’ll tell you. It was in the butt of the Yale corn holers.” — Snowbird

            “And who the hec came up with Islamaphobia anyways? You can bet it came from the CIA and tne NWO’s. They still think your stupid. And don’t forget their love for little boys and girls.” — Snowbird

          • On January 8, 2019 at 6:35 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Most companies would fire an employee for saying anything close to that.

            JohnK was removed from this site by Big Al before and that is why he had to change his name to crawl back.

            If anyone things that rubbish is a value add and not insanely offensive, then they need to get their heads examined.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 6:37 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            “You will know them by their fruits” and in this case that dude is Fruit-Of-The-Loom.

        • On January 8, 2019 at 3:03 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          JohnK / aka Snowbird:

          I didn’t pull the first punch here ding-dong, you did with this post:

          >> On January 6, 2019 at 6:38 am,
          snowbird says:
          As much as I put the comment that was made by S. Dollar and Shad that markets and Politics aren’t connected with some of the dumbest crap ever espoused here, I will concur that they should be kept separate.


          Up until that point I was ignoring your drivel on 911 – JFK – Moon Landings and all the racist comments and preaching on the board.

          Since you apparently are oblivious to what a broken record you are, and how offensive and unrelated to any thing most of your posts are let’s just do a recap of what you’ve been up to in your 2 weeks back here.

          When you are ripping on Muslims or preaching your demented version of Christianity at everyone, you are going over your repetitive talking points over and over and over again, like a truly crazy person…. but of course, in your own mind your a hero exposing the deep state and saving the people = DELUSIONAL.

          Please get some medical help dude.


          >> On January 4, 2019 at 5:57 am,
          snowbird says:

          Foreigners that come to the U.S want to impose their old way of life upon myself and my family are in for a rude awakening. The first thing I start with the Muslims is how do you feel about having sex with nine year old girls? And don’t forget “Praise Allah” Shut the **** up and go corn hole a goat. Remember George Bush one week after 9/11 giving us a Press Conference from a Washington Mosque telling us that we should be tolerant of Muslims? I do. Where was President Bush’s Constitution then? I’ll tell you. It was in the butt of the Yale corn holers.

          >> On January 4, 2019 at 6:07 am,
          snowbird says:

          Trump in my book was no better when he dodged the JFK release. They think we’re stupid. Trump needs to put a fence around Washington.

          >> On January 4, 2019 at 6:30 am,
          snowbird says:

          And who the hec came up with Islamaphobia anyways? You can bet it came from the CIA and tne NWO’s. They still think your stupid. And don’t forget their love for little boys and girls.

          >> On January 3, 2019 at 3:23 pm,
          snowbird says:

          Sharice Davids, Kansas, Lesbian Native American Indian.
          Krysten Siema, Arizona, First openly Bi-Sexual

          I was thinking about your posts on P.M’s with no kid’s.
          Something going on with predictive programming and cartoons.
          As far as the Obamas, why do you think they run the Bush and Michele story over and over? You are being programmed to accept Gay people.
          Fallen World, Fallen Souls, In your FACE.

          >> On January 3, 2019 at 8:18 pm,
          snowbird says:

          I got on CFS about this guy on U-tube boasting about his appearance on FOX NEWS. The scandal ifs the JFK Assasination, the moon landing and 9/11. The JFK assassination enabled 9/11 to happen. Everything else is just distraction.

          >> On January 3, 2019 at 8:29 pm,
          snowbird says:

          The JFK documents were supposed to be released. Trump postponed it. Not for your good but his. Everybody connected with Politics knows what went down on 9/11.

          >> On January 3, 2019 at 9:06 pm,
          snowbird says:

          These people are like the Japanese in Nagasaki and Hiroshima,they have absolutely no clue what is coming. It doesn’t matter who is President. The Usurus Godless bunch assured us of that. To top that off The Chinese who cannot come up with an original idea copied.

          >> On December 29, 2018 at 8:57 pm,
          snowbird says:

          Irish is on to something with the Politicians with no kids. Another one to put under the microscope is cognitive dissonance and prescription medication.
          Instead of calling out everybody as Conspiracy Theorists,how about trying those with a different opinion. God forbid you might step on somebody’s fragile little ego.

          Or even try God fearing Christians that have put in the effort and the time to try secure a better future for their Children and Grand Children, as those before them have done nothing collectively but leave a God awful mess.

          >> On December 31, 2018 at 12:08 pm,
          snowbird says:

          Absolute power corrupts and those with a weak foundation in Christ will easily be led astray.
          I have been down the rabbit hole with the Bush’s

          >> On December 30, 2018 at 6:25 pm,
          snowbird says:

          666 and China. This is crazy.

          >> On December 30, 2018 at 6:27 pm,
          snowbird says:

          Earlier post with Putin’s dead media guy connected to Hollywood

          >> On December 31, 2018 at 10:21 am,
          snowbird says:

          What is my opinion? Just the fact that China used “666” to break the old record to me is significant.
          I am still the student and not the teacher, with that being said I do know that the guide to life is contained with in the pages of the Bible.
          Fortunately for us, all roads lead to God.

          >> On January 2, 2019 at 5:28 pm,
          snowbird says:

          Niki Haley is a good example why King Nimrod killing all the male babies will never be a good idea.

          >> On January 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm,
          snowbird says:

          As long as were clearing things up, I have one question and the answer is either yes or no.

          Do you believe that anybody within the United States Government had prior knowledge of the September 11 attacks?

          CFS: I apologize to you for calling you “Can’t Fix Stupid”

          >> On December 31, 2018 at 11:04 am,
          snowbird says:

          CFS, I’m trying my best not to rip you a new one. Everytime time I saw you post a Q-Tard ( no offense to the retarded) I wanted to. Remember the Q-Tard Post about locking up the Clintons? Pay attention my friend.

          >> On January 2, 2019 at 5:39 pm,
          snowbird says:

          Hacker Group Dark Overlord claims to have proof of 9/11 conspiracy. Hiscox G hacked.
          Dark Overlord was the one who hacked Netflix.

          >> On December 31, 2018 at 2:01 pm,
          snowbird says:

          So many moons ago Irish asked me if we had ever been to the moon? Well after long and ponderous thought I have elucidated in my mind to President Nixon talking to the Apollo Astronauts on the Moon.This would obviously be ridiculous as first you have to bounce the signal off Uranus. Happy New Year

          >> On December 31, 2018 at 10:29 pm,
          snowbird says:

          God has given mankind a stage on which to perform. How that play turns out is up to us.–John Lovell–Apollo Astronaut.

          I don’t have to make sense,I do know that it takes some gigantic kahoneys to climb aboard a Saturn Rocket, Whether or not they went to the moon I’ll let you decide.

          Even President Obama said that one day we will make it out of low Earth Orbit,nobody was paying attention including me.I am now.

          >> On January 2, 2019 at 7:32 pm,
          snowbird says:

          Silverstein Properties part of the Hack.
          Where is Elliot Spitzer? Was he framed to get the 9/11 insurance money?

          >> On January 1, 2019 at 7:11 am,
          snowbird says:

          I’ve come across some stuff that is even more mind blowing than the moon stuff. I’ve ordered the book. The link is prescription medication and those in position of power. Shattering peoples Hero’s is no fun,I didn’t sign up for the job but somehow I have found myself in that position.

          >> On January 2, 2019 at 6:53 pm,
          snowbird says:

          The fake dossier and the players.
          Bill and Hillary Clinton
          Christopher Steele
          Strobe Talbot- B Clinton Oxford U.
          David Satter-B Clinton -Oxford U
          Cody Shearer-married Talbots sister.2nd dossier
          Jonathon Winer- Clinton Asst Sec of State 94-99-Lawyer for B. Browder
          Victoria Nuland–briefings by Steele
          Sid Blumenthal- Clinton E-mail
          Bill Browder-The Magnitsky act-
          Ali Chalupa–DNC
          Brent Kiimberlin–convicted speedway bomber
          Preet Bahara Former Atty S District of New York

          >> On January 1, 2019 at 7:35 am,
          snowbird says:

          So you say aw that Snowbird, he’s another conspiracy theorist,he’s a wack job. Do yourself a favor order “The Encyclopedia of Ancient Giants in North America” Fritz Zimmerman.
          My new hero is Jeff Bezos.

          >> On January 1, 2019 at 7:39 am,
          snowbird says:

          God Speed Jeff Bezos.

          >> On January 1, 2019 at 9:00 am,
          snowbird says:

          So how does any of my rants pertain to the subject of Mr Harland’s latest contribution to the Korelin Economic Report?

          Looking back at my notes to the last time I read something from Mr Harland on December 12th, I don’t think I would be a contributor to the Korelin Economic Report very much longer if I posted what my notes said.In fact I would have to believe the ice is getting pretty thin.

          >> On January 1, 2019 at 12:08 pm,
          snowbird says:

          Every 30 minutes a Veteran in the U S commits suicide.
          When was the last time Russia attacked the U.S.
          Who’s the conspiracy theorist here Al ? What is your motivation?

          >> On January 1, 2019 at 12:25 pm,
          snowbird says:

          I wouldn’t be so offended but you profess being a Christian and ask us for solutions then you turn right around and do this. Consistency is a quality in life I consider important. Do bother replying Al, save your breath.


          Yeah – Snowbird you are really an asset to this blog 😉

          • On January 8, 2019 at 3:11 pm,
            snowbird says:

            And I stand by my comment about you and Silver Dollar.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 3:14 pm,
            snowbird says:

            And for that matter everything else I posted.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 3:19 pm,
            snowbird says:

            Another Shad I am not a racist.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 3:28 pm,
            snowbird says:

            And yes I’ve had to go back to work three different times to fund my trading account.
            Losing money is a good teacher. I think I got the hang of it this time. I can see right through people like you.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 3:38 pm,
            snowbird says:

            Watching Fukashima blow up on the T.V shouldn’t count but it does. I use to be all ears for the wrong people. I use to follow drill results. Not any more. Al steered me to the promised land with the 10% in Precious Metals. Even though I was blown out of my trading accounts I still had the Gold.
            If you think the mining shares are some how going to be safe when this market cracks, I wish you well. Hows that for investing advise.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 4:17 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            More nonsense – There’s no point in trying to have a rational conversation with someone that lacks all self awareness.

            I’m done for the night JohnK / snowbird. Nighty night sugar dumplin’.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 4:38 pm,
            snowbird says:

            Nice try Shad. People on this blog see what’s going on here.
            Seems like you were the only one complaining. AGAIN
            Got Palladium?

      • On January 8, 2019 at 2:09 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        I got the point the first time………..
        If, you read my post, it says………As to my contribution, if you are referring to me again, just in case I say… I have personally, attempted to toned down and Have decided not to chime in on every conversation in the stock picking section…

        • On January 8, 2019 at 2:12 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          On the other hand……..if it involves things that I have interest in, and Owl brings in a guess , not associated with “MINING STOCKS”……
          It is FREE GAME.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 2:13 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            As, I said,……I will try to RESPECT the MINING STOCK SECTION…….

          • On January 8, 2019 at 2:15 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            BTW., I do not cherry pick…scripture…Which is kind of an insult..

          • On January 8, 2019 at 2:18 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Unless it fits the situation, and then you have to know where to look……..and how it applies….

          • On January 8, 2019 at 4:22 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Yes, OOTB we’ve reviewed a few times previously and on this thread that Al’s political rabbit hole are just that and are “free game”.

            I got that point the first time and made that point several more times. It’s the Big Owl’s site and if he wants to do interviews on Ancient Hungarian Cabinet Making or how grow tomatoes then that’s his prerogative. Personally, I rarely go look at the KER Politics threads as they have nothing to do with the rest of this website or Cory’s good work, and can only comment that it is wise to keep them on separate threads.

            Good evening.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 5:53 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            If ,you did not look at the other sections, you would not be pounding the table on christian quotation making and ranting. It seems you like to pick and select .
            And Yes, it is BIG OWL’s , site, and has been from the beginning.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Just joking with you on the ranting……..I am the one ranting……. 🙂
            Iron sharpening Iron…..but, that is biblical …no offence intended….

          • On January 8, 2019 at 6:01 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Heck, and I did not even have to use Yahoo………… 🙂

          • On January 8, 2019 at 6:04 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            There are plenty of people that selectively post Christian scriptures on the financial pages and have for years to thump their belief system. It’s the same with all the garbage tabloid-like news posts and nonsense political youtube videos many have posted on the economic threads for years.

            Here’s an idea: Why don’t we all just start posting Hindu and Buddhist scriptures and passages from the Book of Mormon and well, and call it the KER preach-a-thon. 😉

            OOTB – I’m very aware of whose site it is and I just mentioned it was Big Al’s site, so I’m not sure what you point is? Thanks for restating it again I guess…. (?)

            However, apparently the Big Owl is oblivious to the fact the the show sponsors are mining companies and not alt-right think tanks, so his threads do little to tie in to the Economics and normally just create a cesspool of garbage posts.

            I’m sure the Canadian mining companies that sponsor the show on here and do interviews with Cory to promote their drill results or strategy to marketplace are thrilled to see blogs about Afghanistan and Syria or the Clinton Foundation mayhem. Makes total sense and is totally related…. Right? (gimme a break)

          • On January 8, 2019 at 6:18 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Gosh…..Ex, …..I am giving you, your Platform to perform…….just take it and run.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 6:25 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Thanks man. I’m not interested in having the platform and running, and simply know there are many investors that would be great contributors that don’t like posting or reading these blogs because of all the nonsense.

            Keep in mind many resource investors are Canadian or Aussies and they are more left of center and get their panties in a bunch when there are tons of extreme right-wing posts on the threads related to economics and resource stocks. However, some could overlook those, but when the site becomes a series of 9/11, JFK assassination, and fake moon landing posts or scary warnings of the shadow bankers it has gone right down the toilet.

            That really was the only point.

      • On January 8, 2019 at 8:21 pm,
        David says:

        Excellent Post!

        • On January 8, 2019 at 9:02 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Thanks David. Cheers!

  10. On January 8, 2019 at 5:56 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    As, I said, ……I will give you and the gurus, as little space, so you can wheel and deal on the stock and chart of the day.
    Ps, Do not pay any attention to my rant….I just like pestering everyone …. 🙂

    • On January 8, 2019 at 5:57 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Plus it ….adds up on the HITS, to make the site look better…… 🙂

      • On January 8, 2019 at 6:11 pm,
        Excelsior says:

        I love ya OOTB and as I mentioned a few times now they were not directed at you in particular. However, in general I’m not a big fan of Zero Hedge as a source.

        I’m no guru and have no desire to be one, and most other posters interested in the resource sector were turned off from the nonsense on the blog here years ago. The hope is that new listeners can come an interact on future economic blogs without having to wade through political horse dung to find the investing posts.

        Again the political posts always get more traffic if that is all we care about… Traffic…. then I’m sure making it the KER adult entertainment or gambling site would generate even more traffic. That isn’t the goal though, and it would be better to see quality over quantity.

        • On January 8, 2019 at 6:20 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Look people are going to post what every they want and I’m sure there are people that come here that don’t do any investing at all and just are lonely and want to shoot the breeze on the news of the day and politics. There are just so many other blogs and thousands of websites already catering to those kinds of discussions (normally their a $hitshow though).

          What made the KER unique in the marketplace was its Macro Economics interviews (including related political discourse like GDP, Debt discussions, Central Bank actions, Currencies, Trade Wars, or shocking news like Brexit or the Swiss Franc unpegging from the Euro).

          There is little economic value in many of the KER politics threads over the last 2-3 years, but they are by far the most popular by number of comments. The only issue is most of those comments are whacked out conspiracy theories, uncorroborated hyperbole, and dubious sourced youtube videos. I just don’t see the connection other than the Big Owl is done with investing at this point and he just wants to discuss the news of the day with folks. If that’s the case he should change the name to the Korelin Daily News, because the actions, editorials, and interviews that Cory does are still in the spirit of the old show and are completely unrelated to what Big Al is interested in now.

          It would be the same if he was hosting the Korelin Sports Report, got a bunch of sports sponsors on the right hand side, and then proceeded to discuss the murder of journalists in Saudi Arabia/Turkey or the Clinton Foundation or Maxine Waters. There is no connection between the two different threads, so its like 2 competing shows running under one banner at present.

          • On January 8, 2019 at 6:28 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            I’m burnt out on discussing it any further though, and decided to stay off most of the last few editorials since there was so much ranting on this older one.

            Have a good evening The Claw….

        • On January 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Listen……….I have no intention to insult you regards to matters we do not agree ……..
          I wish everyone well, and I Like the KER. , and have for years.
          I have already stated my points.
          So, Let’s Call it …… I said IRON SHARPENING IRON……..
          You do your thing………and I will do my thing……..PEACE……

          • On January 8, 2019 at 6:40 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Right on sir. I wasn’t insulted by anything you said, and you’re one of the nicest and most welcoming contributors on this site.

            I’ve never had a beef with you OOTB, and really most of your posts were not what I was discussing. You just happened to reply to this thread.

            Peace be with you.