The last safe havens

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The buying power of the U.S. dollar according to the BLS.GOV has depreciated by 22.05% since the previous financial crisis starting in December 2007.

 

since the beginning of the the buying power of  the U.S. dollar has depreciated by 22.05%.

 

t the beginning of the last financial crisis in December 2008, $884.30 has depreciated in buying power by 21.95% to $690.20 in 2008 dollars.

Had you Invested this $884.30 in in December 2008 in a long-term bond fund prior to taxes it would have a value of $1,164.96 with a buying power of  $908.41. 

One ounce of gold in December  2008 cost $884.30 today it’s worth $1,743.50 with a buying power of $1,360.80 in 2008 dollars.

$884.30 invested in the S&P in December 2008 today is worth $2,910.89 with a buying of  $2,306.15 in 2008 dollars.

This is assuming you believe prices have only gone up by 21.96% since December 2008. Income and nearly every expenditure have gone up ____________ versus  the BLS.GOV  official inflation rate.

Real rates of return have disappeared along with the U.S’s AAA credit rating, the U.S. now has a lower credit rating than 11 countries and has the same credit rating  as Hong Kong and Finland.

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In 2008 the U.S. Government discovered that they could fund bailouts, deficit spending and push interest rates to artificial lows to save trillions in debt service cost by instructing the Federal Reserve to create money with keypunch entries. From 2008 through 20 May 2020 the Fed has created 6.062 trillion dollars, 3.003 trillion of it in the last 18 weeks.

In the first 18 weeks of 2020 they’ve created another 3.003 trillion
From 2008 through 2019 the Federal Reserve created 3.058 trillion

During the same 18 weeks the Federal Reserve created this 3.003 trillion Federal debt rocketed higher by 2.780 trillion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the beginning of the 2007 financial crisis Total Federal Public Debt per taxpayer was $65,145 by December 2019 $149,024, up +$83,879 or +128.75%.

At the depth of the 2010 recession 130,336,750 people had jobs or 42.14% of the total population.

on the 1st of January 2020 the economy was looking healthy with an employed population of 150,935,417, 46.34% of the total U.S. population.

Enter the Covid-19 crisis 29th of February 2020

By the 9th of May 2020 the number of people who had jobs in the U.S. had dropped to 115,338,000, 35.04% of the population.

Between economic stimulus and job loss total Federal Debt per taxpayer rose by a staggering $70,098 to $219,122.

2020 still has another 2 trillion in deficit spending on deck which will bring total deficit spending for 2020 to more than 5 trillion dollars adding another $43,351 in total Federal Debt per taxpayer bringing it to $262,473.

The justification for voluntarily shutting down the economy that put over 36.66 million Americans out of work, destroyed businesses, lives and cranked up over 2.780 trillion in deficit spending during the last 18 weeks, Covid-19.

Through 20 May 2020 Covid-19 has tragically taken 327,938 lives globally, 94,507 of those in the U.S.

The worst of estimates for global deaths caused by Covid-19 are 1,350,000.

As horrific as Covid-19 is it’s dwarfed by other killers the Global community lives with every day that have had no impact on the global economy.  Each year respiratory infections kill over 3 million globally,  obesity related Illness 2,800,000 lives, hunger related diseases 9,000,000 lives.

To put this into proper perspective the 2.780 trillion in debt the U.S. has cranked up over the last 18 weeks could end world hunger for the next decade, see this link for the numbers.

Below I’m comparing Covid-19 numbers by States with Republican Governors  (red), Democratic in (blue).

Make of it what you will but there’s clearly more to this than just another virus that will kill less people in 2020 globally than diarrhea.

U.S. deficit spending has become absurd,

2009 was the previous one year record deficit, 1.809 trillion.

In just the first 18 weeks of 2020 deficit spending in the U.S. has totaled 2.780 trillion shattering the 2009 record of 1.809 trillion by 971 billion dollars.

Total projected deficit spending for 2020 is 5.163 trillion, 2.85 times the 2009 record. I’d like to point out this without the 3 trillion in additional “stimulus” the House approved in May 2020.

For any Government to spend $65,580 per taxpayer in one year when median personal income is $56,623 is beyond ludicrous.

Per taxpayer from 1996 to 2007 average annual Federal spending was $15,580, average annual deficit spending  $778.

From 2008 to 2019 average annual Federal spending was $26,348 per taxpayer average annual deficit $6,153.

In 2020, $65,580 per taxpayer generating a deficit of $44,556 per taxpayer. How would you qualify this when median personal income is $56,623?

1996 – 2007 Annual Average 
Total Federal Revenue Per Taxpayer $14,803
Total Federal Spending Per Taxpayer -$15,580
Deficit Per Taxpayer -$778
Total Spending As A Percent of Revenue 105.19%
2008 – 2019 Annual Average 
Total Federal Revenue Per Taxpayer $20,195
Total Federal Spending Per Taxpayer -$26,348
Deficit Per Taxpayer -$6,153
Total Spending As A Percent of Revenue 132.45%
Projected for 2020 
Total Federal Revenue Per Taxpayer $21,024
Total Federal Spending Per Taxpayer -$65,580
Deficit Per Taxpayer -$44,556
Total Spending As A Percent of Revenue 311.93%

From 1996 to 2007 average annual Federal spending per household was $17,891, average annual deficit per household $875.

From 2008 to 2019 average annual Federal spending per Household was $29,402, average annual deficit $6,809.

Currently median U.S. pre-tax household income in the U.S. is $63,030.

In 2020 the Federal Government is projected to spend $58,247 per household generating a deficit of $39,574.

1996 – 2007 Annual Average 
Total Federal Revenue Per Citizen $6,752
Total Federal Spending Per Citizen -$7,100
Deficit Per Citizen -$347
Per Household
-$17,891
Deficit Per Household (2.52 People) -$875
Total Spending As A Percent of Revenue 105.19%
2008 – 2019 Annual Average
Total Federal Revenue Per Citizen $8,966
Total Federal Spending Per Citizen -$11,667
Deficit Per Citizen -$2,702
Per Household
-$29,402
Deficit Per Household (2.52 People) -$6,809
Total Spending As A Percent of Revenue 132.45%
Projected for 2020
Total Federal Revenue Per Citizen $7,410
Total Federal Spending Per Citizen -$23,114
Deficit Per Citizen -$15,704
Per Household -$58,247
Deficit Per Household -$39,574
Total Spending As A Percent of Revenue 311.93%

Did you know there are two types of U.S. Federal deficits?

    • Reported budget deficits
    • Actual budget deficits

Reported budget deficits only include Federal expenditures that the House and Senate get to approve, everything else is omitted from the reported “Budget Deficit”

Using reported budget deficits Total Public Federal Debt would be at 20.181 trillion though 2020.

What’s omitted is entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, as of  20 May 2020 unfunded liabilities for Social Security were 20.493 trillion, Medicare 31.686 trillion.

Reported defects 1974 – 2019 = 14.661 trillion
Actual deficits 1974 – 2019 = 22.11 trillion
Entitlement programs 1974 – 2019 =  7.450 trillion
Total Public Federal Debt December 2019 = 22.492 trillion

Total Public Federal Debt  20 May 2020 = 25.312 trillion

With the entitlement programs and projected expenditures through December 2020 Federal debt is expected to reach 28.125 by December. This without the 3 trillion in additional “stimulus” the house  approved in May 2020.

 

 

 

 

The last true safe-haven

Currently the Politicians around the globe are yet another round of print and spend parties using the Covid-19 “pandemic” as their excuse.

Just how bad is the Covid-19 Crisis ?

Covid-19  has prematurely taken 317, 806 lives, mandated quarantine has destroyed countless businesses and left 36.5 million in the United States alone unemployed, as horrific as Covid-19 is it’s dwarfed by other global killers, below I’m comparing the worst of Covid-19 projections to the most recent statistics from the World Health organization on other global killers that the world has endured without putting putting itself into a quarantine self inflected global depression.

Each year respiratory infections kill over 3 million globally, in 2020 hunger related diseases will take more than 6.67 times as many lives as the worst estimates for Covid-19.

Below I’m comparing Covid-19 stats for States with Republican and Democratic Governors

Make of it what you will but it’s clear there is more to this than just another virus that will kill less people globally in 2020 than diarrhea.

What Covid-19 has given both political parties in the U.S. is the justification for another round of multi-trillion dollar deficit spending.

During the first 4 1/2 months of the current financial crisis the Federal Government has increased debt per taxpayer by $70,098 from $149,024 to $219,122, +47.04% . 

During last the financial crisis starting in December 2007 through December 2019  the Federal Government increased the debt per taxpayer by $83,879 from $65,145 in 2007 to $149,024 by 2019, +128.75%.

A 128.75% increase in Federal debt per taxpayer over 12 years is absurd, a 47.04% increase in Federal debt per taxpayer over a 4 and 1/2 months obscene.

3 trillion dollars comes out to $82,192 for every one of the 36,500,000 people that lost their job in the U.S. during 2020.

3 trillion comes out to $26,011 for each taxpayer in the U.S. $26,011 is equivalent to  5.5 months of the average personal income in the US of $56,623.

On the 15th the House passed another 3 trillion in “stimulus” on top of the 3 trillion already spent granted it will be defeated by the Senate but it demonstrates just how little respect U.S. lawmakers have for future generations that will be responsible for this debt.

6 trillion dollars comes out to $164,384 for every one of the 36,500,000 people that lost their job in the U.S. during 2020.

6 trillion comes out to $52,022 for each taxpayer in the U.S. $52,022 is equivalent to  11 months of the average personal income in the US of $56,623.

How is a citizen expected to justify this to their children who will be responsible for paying off this debt?

Debt per taxpayer 1974 though 15 May 2020

During the recession starting in 2007 through 2019 the Federal Reserve had to create $19,719.81 per taxpayer from and backed by nothing to buy U.S. debt paying rates the free market wouldn’t touch.

This reckless spending and creation of money to cover it cost the US it’s coveted AAA rating

In 2011 U.S. debt was downgraded twice the first time from AAA to AAA- with a harsh warning from S&P ratings to control deficit spending and cease creating money to pay for it or face further debt downgrades.

When these warning went ignored the U.S suffered it’s second debt downgrade to AA+, the U.S. now has the same credit rating as Hong Kong and Finland and below Canada, Denmark, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden and Australia.

This will be the first recession in history the U.S. enters without it’s coveted AAA credit rating.

During the first 4 1/2 months of 2020 the Federal Reserve has created another $32,258 per taxpayer or $12,538 dollars more than the $19,719 it created from 2007 through 2019.

When at anytime in history has the creation of money backed by nothing been good for the buying power of that currency? never.

When did the creation of currency backed by nothing reduce the value of that currency? always without exception.

Does the creation of money increase or decrease it’s value against gold

1980, money created, then move in gold

2000, same

2008, same

2020, same

What will be terminal for the U.S dollars against tangible assets like gold.

Prior to 2020 the largest deficit that needed to be funded with borrowed and/or created money was 1.809 trillion in 2009, in 2009  the U.S had a credit rating of AAA, the National debt was 11.723 trillion with a debt to GDP ratio 82.19%

In 2020 the US has more than 4 trillion is deficit spending to fund with yields and a credit ratings that are bar far the lowest in history including the Great Depression.

as of May 2020 U.S. Federal Debt to GDP is 117.34%.

In 2009 the percentage of the total U.S. population of 282,162,411 that was working at the depth of the last recession was 42.80%

In 2020 the percentage of the total U.S. population of 329,170,000 that’s working as of 9 May 2020 was 34.72%.

Maximum employment is considered 157,510,000 by the BLS.GOV, 151,998,000 people working in December 2019 would represent an unemployment rate of  3.50% consistent with the December 2020 report.

115,338,000 would represent an unemployment rate of 23.27% contrary the the last report from the BLS.GOV of 14.70%.  The previous all time high for U.S. unemployment was 24,90% in 1933.

 

 

The U.S has the worst credit rating in it’s history
The lowest yields in history, 0.11% for a 3 month to 1.45% for a 30 year.
Upside instrument appreciation potential from lower rates is nearly non existent
Downside instrument risk should rates rise is the worst in history including the great depression.

Currently Foreign Investors own 6.810 trillion of U.S. Treasuries making Treasury prices  susceptible to multi-trillion dollar foreign liquidation should the dollar decline as a direct result of the Fed creating over 3 trillion dollars this year from and backed by nothing to fund unprecedented U.S. deficit spending deficit spending.

The Federal Reserve is represents itself as an independent Central Bank with a charter to protect the integrity of the U.S. economy, financial system and dollar.

Is creating nearly 7 trillion dollars from and backed by nothing consistent with their charter?

Do the facts below sound even remotely independent from the Federal Government?

The members of the Board of Governors, including the Chairman, are nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.

The salaries for the board members and Chairman of the Federal Reserve are set by Congress. In 2019 Congress set Fed Chair J.H. Powell’s annual salary at $203,500 only $73,340 less than the U.S, postmaster general’s annual salary of $276,840.

The Federal Reserve unlike the U.S. postal service that loses nearly 4 billion a year makes money. Prior to “Economic Stimulus” and “Quantitative Easing” (2008) the Federal Reserve had an average annual net income of 28.40 billion per year.

Since “Economic Stimulus” and “Quantitative Easing” their average annual income has jumped by 165.90% to 75.52 billion per year.

Unfortunately for the U.S.’s “Independent” Central Bank they have to forfeit all their profits to their boss the U.S. Treasury.

From 2008 through 2018 the Federal Reserve remitted over 830.7 billion in profits generated by the Federal Reserve to the U.S. Treasury.

The only reason the Federal Reserve represents themselves as a “private” Central Bank is to negate the normal audits that are required by other of Government agencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is more to this than Covid-19

 

 

 

 

 

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MM-NC, trades mini & micro metals contracts with the short-term trend using outright positions

Performance Summary March 2009 through May 2020

Recommended Starting Balance $20,000.00
Cumulative Net Profit
$141,952.21
Maximum Drawdown (36.96%)
($7,392.30)
Best Year 2011 +140.02% $28,004.81
Worst Year 2014 +42.44% $8,487.25
2005-2020 Average +102.20% $20,040.31
2020 +52.26%
$10,452.85

Performance is based on trading one $20,000 unit, never adding units and withdrawing all net profits annually. This program uses leverage, has a realistic risk factor of $12,500 USD per unit, if you are not in a position to comfortably assume this risk you should not participate in the program.

Risk Disclosure       Defining Overall Account Risk

1) Contract specifications for primary markets traded

1.01) Mini contract 50 troy ounces, each $1.00 = $50.00
1.02) Micro contact 10 oz each $1.00 = $10.00
1.03) Mini Silver 2,500 troy ounces each $0.01 = $25.00
1.04) Micro Silver 1,000 troy ounces each $0.01 = $10.00
1.05) Mini Copper 12,000 pounds each $0.01 = $12.50

2)_Analysis Pages

2.01) Gold
2.02) Silver
2.03) Copper

3) Educational Information 

3.01) Metals Futures Educational Videos
3.02) Additional Information From the CME

4) Program Structure and Account Opening Procedure

4.01) Automated Trading Accounts (ATA)
4.02) The Fee Structure For This Program
4.03) Defining Overall Risk For Your Account

4.04) How Balances Are Guaranteed Plus or Minus Trading
4.05) Exchanges Traded

4.06) Brokerage Firms
4.07) How To Open An Account

5) Primary Metals Exchanges

5.01) Chicago Mercantile Exchange/Comex
5.03) London Metals Exchange
5.04) Dalian Commodity Exchange

6) Metals Spreads

6.01) Platinum (PL) – Gold (GC) 20 year using monthly data
6.02) PL–GC last 12 months using daily data
6.03) Understanding Platinum and Gold Spread (Video)

6.04) Gold GC) Silver (SI) Ratio 20 year using monthly data
6.05) GC/SI last 12 months using daily data
6.06) Gold & Silver Ratio Spread (Video)

6.07) Palladium (PA) – Gold (GC) 20 year using monthly data
6.08) PA – GC last 12 months using daily data

6.09) Gold (GC) Copper (HG) Ratio 20 year using monthly data
6.10) GC/HG last 12 months using daily data

7) Gold/USD to Major Currencies,

7.01) Gold (GC) Priced in British Pounds (B6) 20 year
7.02) GC/B6 last 12 months using daily price data

7.03) Gold (GC) Priced in Australian (A6) 20 year
7.04) GC/A6 last 12 months using daily price data

7.05) Gold (GC) Priced in U.S. Dollars DX 20 year
7.06) GC/DX last 12 months using daily price data

7.07) Gold (GC) Priced in Euro Currency (E6) 20 year
7.08) GC/E6 last 12 months using daily price data

7.09) Gold (GC) Priced in Canadian (D6) 20 year
7.10) GC/D6 last 12 months using daily price data

7.11) Gold (GC) Priced in Japanese Yen (J6) 20 year
7.12) GC/J6 last 12 months using daily price data

7.13) Gold (GC) Priced in Swiss Franc (S6) 20 year
7.14) GC/S6 last 12 months using daily price data

8) Gold/USD to Global Stock Indices

8.01) Gold last 20 years
8.02) Gold last 35 years

8.03) S&P to Gold Ratio last 35 years
8.04) S&P 500 (ES) Gold (GC) Ratio 20 year
8.05) ES/GC last 12 months using daily data

8.06) Euro Stoxx 50 (FX) Gold (GC) Ratio 20 year
8.07) FX/GC last 12 months using daily data

8.08) FTSE 100 (X) Gold (GC Ratio) 20 year
8.09) X/GC last 12 months using daily data

8.10) DAX (DY) Gold (GC) Ratio 20 year
8.11) DY/GC last 12 months using daily data

8.9) CAC 40 (MX) Gold (GC) Ratio 20 year using monthly data
8.10) MX/GC last 12 months using daily data

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Peter Knight Advisor

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GE-F Suspension 21 April 2020

On 20 April 2020 the front delivery month in NYMEX WTI crude oil (May 2020) had a trading range of $58.17 a barrel or $58,170 per contract.

The GE-F program is not suited or capitalized for this type of volatility and is off our recommended list effective 21 April 2020, if you have questions or would like to change to a more suitable energy program please contact me.

Quotes

At the same time May 2020 Crude Oil had a range of $58,170 per contract  all other delivery months, on every exchange including the NYMEX and the cash market had ranges between $0.80 to $4.83 or $800 to $4,830 per contract versus May’s $58,170.

All other delivery months on the 20th on all exchanged including the NYMEX closed positive yet May 2020 was negative $37.63.

This chart shows May 2020, versus June 2020 and cash market. 

Chart

Storage was not the culprit.

Granted Cushing storage was near capacity at 87% but their storage rates reflected it at $1.21 per barrel per month, I’ve paid as low as $0.18.

It’ Important to note when you take delivery of a NYMEX, WTI crude oil contract your oil is already at Cushing, Cushing is the only location you can deliver oil to or from to satisfy a NYMEX WTI crude oil contract.

What makes this price action even more absurd is the May 2020 contract rallied $47.84 a barrel on Tuesday the 21st April 2020 to settle at $10.01 a barrel to be back in line with other delivery months.

Quotes

On the 5th of May 2020 the front delivery in NYMEX crude settled at +$24.56 a barrel up $62.19 per barrel from the 20th of April’s -$37.63 close. 

Quotes

On this move we we’re dinged for nearly $20,000 per contract trading the front delivery month (May 2020), adding insult to injury we  bought crude at $1.77 a barrel the previous 30 year low was $10.80 barrel, we were of the belief there would be major support near zero and proved wrong.

Problem trading the front delivery months in energy

Front delivery months in all energy futures don’t have underlying options to hedge position risk as they approach delivery, nor do they have price limits (limit = maximum price movement allowed during a given trading day)

This leaves the front delivery months susceptible to price manipulation even in a market as large as WTI crude, normally this manipulation is manageable as of the 20th of April 2020 this is no longer the case.

GE-F trades the front delivery months, because risk cannot be objectively defined in this program we’ll be staying clear until NYMEX and the CFTC can prove they can effectively regulate the front months in energy.

I have to say I will miss the GE-F program it’s has ha some exceptional runs over the last 6 1/2 years but markets change and programs fail risking $20,000 in a market that moves $58,170 per contract in a few hours in a $50,000 account is just irresponsible.   

We will continue to trade all other energy programs and markets where risk per trade can be objectively defined using premium neutral option stratgies or we have delivery procedure in place. If we can’t take delivery and/or objectively define risk we won’t trade the program.

If you have any questions please contact me.

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Peter Knight Advisor

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1) Simplified Trend Qualification Procedure, quotes/charts are updated every 10 minutes

1.1) Pick a time frame to work with from 15 minutes to monthly using any chart linked in 1.7 though 1.17 (the shorter the time frame the shorter the trade duration)

1.2) Qualify the trend using the EMA9 (red line), if price action is above the EMA9 (red line) you’re in an up-trend, below the EMA9 a down-trend.

1.3) Confirm the EMA9 defined trend (red line) is above the EMA18 (blue line) for an up-trend or the EMA9 (red line) is below the EMA18 (blue line) for down-trend.

1.4) Confirm the EMA9 defined trend agrees with the composite of the 13 indicators linked in 1.6, If the chart and the trend confirmation in 1.6 do not agree stand aside.

1.05) Use Support & Resistance linked in 1.19 for setting profit objectives and risk levels, contact me for more information on how we use these.

1.06) Today’s technical opinion
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2 day chart, 15 minute data

1.08) 3 day chart, 30 minute
1.09) 5 day chart, 60 minute data
1.10) 10 day chart 120 minute
1.11) 1 month 120 minute

1.12) 3 month chart, daily
1.13) 9 month chart, daily
1.14) 1 year chart, weekly
1.15) 3 year chart, weekly
1.16) 7 year Chart, monthly
1.17) 15 year chart using monthly data
1.18) Since traded
1.19) Ranges & price performance
1.20) Support & resistance
1.21) Barchart quotes, all deliveries
1.22) Barchart options quotes
1.23) CME futures quotes, all deliveries
1.24) Contract specifications each 1.00 = $20.00
1.25) Exchange margin requirement

2) Educational Videos & Links

Futures Options Currencies Indices Interest Rates Metals Energy

3) General Information on Future Contracts and Futures Options

3.01) Futures Educational Videos (60)
3.02) Futures Options Educational Videos (34)

4) Metals Educational Videos

4.01) How and Where Precious Metals Are Traded
4.02) Trading the Metals Markets
4.03) Fundamentals and Metal Futures
4.04) Understanding Supply and Demand: Precious Metals
4.05) Gold Futures Overview
4.06) Silver Futures Overview
4.07) Platinum Futures Overview
4.08) Understanding the Precious Metals Spot Spread
4.09) Understanding Futures Spreads
4.10) Understanding Intermarket Spreads: Platinum and Gold
4.11) Metals Intramarket spreads
4.12) Gold & Silver Ratio Spread
4.13) Understanding Intermarket Spreads: Platinum and Gold
4.14) Precious Metals Risk Management/Hedging and Ratios
4.15) What is the Precious Metals Delivery Process?
4.16) Introduction to Base Metals
4.17) Base Metals Supply and Demand
4.18) Supply and Demand: Ferrous Metals
4.19) What is Contango and Backwardation

5) Links

5.01) Fundamentals 1987, 2000, 2007 versus 2019
5.02) Total purchased by the Fed with created money
5.03) Emergency purchases of bank debt by the Federal Reserve
5.04) Median household income
5.05) Median home price
5.06) Mortgage debt
5.07) Median Rent
5.08) Groceries indexed
5.09) Health care
5.10) Gasoline indexed
5.11) Consumer price
5.12) Gross Domestic product
5.13) Tax receipts. median home, M1, gold, CPI
5.14) Federal debt to debt service cost
5.15) National debt
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.16) US debt service cost
5.17) CPI relative to short term deposit rates (negative rates of return)
5.18) CPI relative to long term deposit rates
5.19) US bank borrowing cost to lending rate
5.20) CPI using pre 1980 & 1990 calculations.
5.21) BLS.GOV “official” CPI
5.22) US debt to GDP ratio at 103.74%
5.23) US debt has grown 5 times faster than personal income ratio
5.24) US debt +859.05% employed population +6.80%
5.26) US credit rating versus other countries
5.27) 20 Year Chart US dollar Index

6) Metals Spreads

6.01) Platinum (PL) – Gold (GC) 20 year
6.02) PL–GC last 12 months
6.03) Understanding the Platinum Gold Spread (Video)

6.04) Gold GC) Silver (SI) Ratio 20 year
6.05) GC/SI last 12 months
6.06) Gold & Silver Ratio Spread (Video)

6.07) Palladium (PA) – Gold (GC) 20 year
6.08) PA – GC last 12 months

6.9) Gold (GC) Copper (HG) Ratio 20 year
6.10) GC/HG last 12 months using daily data

6.11) Gold (GC) Oil (CL) Ratio last 20 years
6.12) GC/CL last 12 months

7) Primary Metals Exchanges

7.01) Chicago Mercantile Exchange/Comex
7.02) Additional Gold trading Information From the CME
7.03) London Metal Exchange

8) Program Structure and Account Opening Procedure

8.01) ATA’s, What They Are and How They Work
8.02) The Fee Structure For This Program
8.03) Defining Overall Risk For Your Account

8.04) Exchanges Traded
8.05) Brokerage Firms
8.06) How Balances Are Guaranteed Plus or Minus Trading
8.07) How To Open An Account

If you have any questions contact me.

Regards,
Peter Knight Advisor

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My 2020 goal is to generate in excess of $5,000,000 USD for children’s charities globally.

Aside from Save the Children below are 50 other notable charities focused on that providing much needed medical attention for children giving them a chance at life.

Child illness is one of the most perplexing problems facing society today. In fact, the issue is so profound that billions of dollars and countless hours have been put into developing diagnostic tools, treatment techniques, and cures for the conditions and disorders that plague the most precious among us—our children. The pediatric facilities on this list serve as examples of the most impressive strides toward solving the dilemma of child sickness, they have built award-winning, and most importantly, life-saving medical programs that have helped to heal suffering kids all over the world.

The best of these children’s hospitals demonstrate a strong desire not only to apply current medical knowledge to today’s illnesses, but to advance the field of pediatrics by extending their knowledge and expertise to the next generation of pediatric specialists.

These facilities are providing comprehensive care while still dedicating extra time and effort to the key specialties and programs that make them the best at what they do. These facilities act as referral centers for the sickest children who require the most informed and aggressive care available.

Some of the most amazing children’s hospitals on the planet, listed alphabetically by hospital name.

#1 – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Cincinnati, Ohio USA

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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is a 628-bed, nonprofit facility established in 1883. It admits over 30,000 patients per year, and its emergency department has been called one of the best in in the country, treating nearly 100,000 patients annually. The hospital includes a strong academic and research component. It comprises the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is the third highest recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the funding of pediatric research. In addition to its certified Magnet status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was ranked in the top three for nephrology, pulmonology, cancer, gastroenterology, and neonatology by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital attracts patients from around the world suffering from rare or complex disorders.

#2 – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California USA

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Points: 20

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a non-profit teaching hospital that cares for over 100,000 patients each year. Physicians in over 100 different pediatric specialties work to make the facility one of the finest of its kind in the country and in the world. The hospital specializes in pediatric trauma care and is the top referral hospital in the region for patients in critical condition. As such, it houses a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center as well as 35 critical care beds, more than any other medical facility in the Western United States. Its research arm, The Saban Research Institute, ranks ninth in the nation for pediatric research funding from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles is an affiliate of the University of Southern California.

#3 – Rady Children’s Hospital

San Diego, California USA

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Points: 20

With 520 registered beds, Rady’s Children’s Hospital is the largest children’s hospital in California and the sixth largest in the nation. One of the hospital’s missions is to never turn a sick child away for lack of a bed. The facility was recently ranked in all ten pediatric specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s top children’s hospitals. In the same publication, Rady Children’s Hospital was designated #2 in the nation in the specialty of orthopedics. The hospital’s dedication to children is unparalleled. In addition to typical child and family support services such as a canine care program and family advisory council, Rady’s has some truly unique programs. For instance, its on-site Chadwick Center for Children & Families provides therapy and treatment for abused, neglected, and traumatized kids. In addition, the hospital is home to the Helen Barnardy Center, the only pediatric nursing home in California.

#4 – Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts USA

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Points: 19

With a 395-bed capacity, Boston Children’s hospital is one of the largest pediatric healthcare institutions in the United States. Although most of the hospital’s 25,000 admissions and 557,000 visits per year are from children birth through 21 years old, the hospital also treats unborn children beginning at 15 weeks gestation. As a comprehensive care facility, the hospital treats patients suffering from a variety of illnesses and conditions including heart conditions, cancer, diabetes, and more. In addition to being recognized by many organizations for its exemplary care, Boston Children’s Hospital also hosts one of the largest pediatric research enterprises in the world, the John F. Enders Pediatric Research Laboratories. Of the 1,100 scientists that make up its research community, nine are members of the National Academy of Sciences and eleven are members of the Institute of Medicine.

#5 – Children’s Hospital Colorado

Aurora, Colorado USA

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Points: 19

The 284-bed facility known as Children’s Hospital Colorado is home to several regionally and nationally acclaimed programs. For instance, it features a Level IIIC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This is the highest distinction granted by the American Academy of Pediatrics. As such, it treats 750 infants annually, who come from a 10-state radius. The hospital’s pediatric cardiology arm, known as Children’s Hospital Colorado Heart Institute, has been internationally recognized for its successful heart transplants. An academically-minded institution, the hospital has close affiliations with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Its Research Foundation, established in 1953, is responsible for several medical breakthroughs including the development of new pediatric heart surgery techniques as well as the discovery of toxic shock syndrome. The hospital maintains an ongoing commitment to patient health and safety and reports an 11 percent reduction in preventable harm in 2014.

#6 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

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Established in 1855, the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP) is the first hospital in the United States to dedicate itself exclusively to the care of children. Its main campus is one of the largest in the nation with 527 beds. In addition, it is the center of an entire network of CHOP Care facilities including pediatrician’s offices, urgent care centers, and surgery centers. All in all, the network serves approximately one million patients a year who suffer from a range of conditions including genetic disorders, cancer, behavioral issues, and dozens of others. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has awarded the hospital with Magnet status, an honor that only around six percent of hospitals in America have achieved. CHOP prides itself on family-centered care and offers a variety of support services including family consultants, support groups, and home care.

#7 – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA

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The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin may not be one of the biggest pediatric facilities in the United States, but this doesn’t keep it from being one of the best. Since 1894, the hospital has been providing exceptional care to children in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and beyond. In addition to being a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center (certified by the American College of Surgeons), it is also home to Wisconsin’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Over 70 specialty clinics including cancer, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, and diabetes provide both outpatient diagnosis and treatment. Its commitment to medical education is visible through its affiliation with the Medical College of Wisconsin as well as its connection to over a dozen schools of nursing and pediatric education programs.

#8 – Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital

Cleveland, Ohio USA

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Points: 18

With 429 inpatient beds, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital is one of the largest on our list in terms of capacity. The hospital prides itself on its robust pediatric cardiology department. Its 15 board certified pediatric cardiologists and 4 CT surgeons deal with some of the most complex heart conditions and cases in the world, including heart transplants. To date, the team has performed over 100 successful transplants in the smallest of patients. Its award-winning Neurological Institute sees over 10,000 patients per year and has been routinely recognized as the best in the United States. In fact, the U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital as the 17th in the nation for Neurology and Neurosurgery. The hospital was also ranked in 10 other pediatric specialties.

#9 – Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix, Arizona

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Points: 18

Established in 1983, Phoenix Children’s hospital is now one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. With over 1,000 board-certified physicians working in more than 70 different pediatric specialties, the hospital provides the most comprehensive care available to children anywhere in Arizona. Its six Centers of Excellence include a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, a NICU, the Barrow Neurological Institute, a heart center, the Center for Pediatric Orthopaedics, and the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is home to a Neuro-NICU for infants with brain injuries and disorders. Phoenix Children’s is also the teaching hospital for aspiring doctors enrolled in the University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix. It prides itself on patient-centered care, and its motto is “100% for Children.”

#10 – Texas Children’s Hospital

Houston, Texas USA

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With 639 licensed beds, Texas Children’s Hospital is the largest children’s hospital in terms of capacity in the United States. The most recent evaluation by U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital in the top ten for nine out of ten categories. Notably, the publication identified Texas Children’s Hospital as second in the nation for Cardiology and Heart Surgery and the fourth in the nation for pediatric cancer care. In addition, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently awarded the hospital with the highest Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition. Texas Children’s Hospital also has a first class neonatal care program, and its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) recently began a music therapy program for its patients. Its transplant services are also among the best in the world, boasting one of the highest transplant survival rates. It performed 98 successful organ transplants in 2013, more than any other children’s hospital in the nation.

#11 – Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital

Chicago, Illinois USA

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Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital is a 1.25 million square-foot, 288-bed facility that serves not only the children of Illinois, but kids all over the world. In 2014, over 1300 physicians provided care for children from all 50 states as well as 48 different countries in 70 pediatric specialties. It was the first children’s hospital in the United States to receive the prestigious Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Parents Magazine, and The Leapfrog Group among others. In addition to providing quality care for patients and support for families, Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital is also the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, one of the top research-oriented medical schools in the United States.

#12 – Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

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Points: 17

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been nationally and internationally recognized for its beautiful architecture, but there’s much more going on at this 1,500,000-square-foot facility than just what meets the eye. With more than 700 board-certified pediatricians working in over 100 specialty care units, 315 licensed hospital beds, a 41-bed Pediatric Level I emergency department, and a 36-bed pediatric intensive care unit, the hospital has received regional and national awards for excellence. Families are guaranteed to receive the support they need through a variety of support services offered by the hospital including a Ronald McDonald House, the Lemieux Sibling Center, and a Telemedicine program. Furthermore, the John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center, a 10-story building of which 7 are devoted entirely to pediatric research, is a testament to its commitment to discovering life-saving breakthroughs in medicine.

#13 – Children’s Medical Center Dallas

Dallas, Texas USA

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With 490 registered beds, Children’s Medical Center Dallas is the fifth largest children’s hospital in the United States. Doctors provide expert care for patients in over 50 different pediatric specialties during approximately 450,000 visits each year. The hospital has a history of excellence. It was the first in the nation to be accredited in all three modes of medical transport: ground ambulance, helicopter, and jet. It was also the first pediatric medical facility in the country to develop a day surgery program for children. Today, it remains the only hospital in the United States to hold eight disease-specific certifications from the Joint Commission. In addition to providing first-class care for patients and support programs for families, Children’s Medical Center Dallas is also the teaching hospital for medical students at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

#14 – Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Columbus, Ohio USA

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio has been routinely recognized as one of the best in the United States. Established in 1892, the 420-bed hospital now sees an average of one million patients each year and employs nearly 10,000 medical professionals. Its 500,000 square-foot Research Institute is one of the top funded in America, receiving millions of dollars annually from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Institute’s Centers of Emphasis include Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases, Gene Therapy, and Perinatal Research among several others. It has been called one of the fastest growing pediatric research centers in the United States. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is also home to the Department of Pediatrics for the Ohio State University College of Medicine and offers nationally acclaimed pediatric fellowships and residencies.

#15 – University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Cleveland, Ohio USA

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Points: 17

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital is a 244-bed comprehensive pediatric medical facility that also serves as the primary teaching hospital for students enrolled in Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The hospital’s approximately 1,300 board certified pediatric specialists provide advanced care to patients during the 700,000 visits they handle on an annual basis. U.S. News & World Report has ranked UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital as one of the leading pediatric care facilities in the United States for over 25 consecutive years. The hospital is also one of only 13 in the country to be recognized as a Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for its quality and safety initiatives. Perhaps most notably, The Quentin & Elisabeth Alexander Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has been called one of the best in the nation and boasts an impressive 96% survival rate.

#16 – St. Louis Children’s Hospital

St. Louis, Missouri USA

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Points: 17

Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the 7th oldest children’s hospital in the United States. Covering all pediatric specialties, the hospital serves approximately 275,000 patients per year from all 50 states and 80 different countries. Its first-class cardiology department develops and performs new, minimally invasive procedures and is home to one of the largest heart failure programs in the country. The physicians at St. Louis Children’s Hospital double as teachers to the aspiring doctors at Washington University School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. The school’s Department of Pediatrics has been recognized as a Child Health Research Center of Excellence in Developmental Biology and is one of just a few such schools in the nation to be awarded this distinction.

#17 – Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics

Kansas City, Missouri USA

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Ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the United States in ten out of ten pediatric specialties according to U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics provides unmatched pediatric medical care to children ages birth through 21 years of age. Its staff of more than 700 pediatric specialists collectively address childhood conditions and disorders in over 40 pediatric areas. It is the principal teaching hospital for The University of Kansas Medical Center and is also affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Its research arm leads the largest nephrology project in North America and is actively participating in over 140 different clinical trials at any given time. It was also the first hospital in Kansas to achieve Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing.

#18 – Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Indianapolis, Indiana USA

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Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health prides itself on providing care that is both patient-centered and family-centered. The 455-bed facility founded in 1924 is now one of the United States’ best providers of pediatric medical treatment. Although it provides care in every pediatric specialty, certain programs stand out among the rest. For instance, the hospital’s heart and cancer programs are both nationally recognized, and it is home to the world’s largest pediatric sleep disorders center as well as a Pediatric Level I Trauma Center. Riley Hospital also has strong education and research components. It is the teaching hospital for the Indiana University School of Medicine and houses the Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research where a team of nearly 300 investigators and staff members study important childhood medical issues such as diabetes, gene therapy, growth and metabolism, and neurobiology among others.

#19 – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Seattle, Washington USA

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Points: 16

Seattle Children’s Hospital began in 1907 as Children’s Orthopedic Hospital. Since then, it has grown from just seven beds to 250 and includes nearly 60 pediatric specialties. The not-for-profit hospital offers inpatient, outpatient, surgical, and emergency treatment for children, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Its internationally acclaimed research arm, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, encompasses nine major centers and works diligently to find cures for childhood diseases. It is best known for its work in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, and bioethics. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Seattle Children’s Hospital as one of the best pediatric medical facilities in the United States and recently listed it as the fifth best children’s hospital in nephrology and the seventh best in cancer treatment.

#20 – C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

Ann Arbor, Michigan USA

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C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan Health System. Its new state-of-the-art facilities span 1.1 million square feet comprised of a 12-story inpatient wing and a 9-story outpatient wing. Included in its 348-bed capacity are 50 private maternity rooms and 46 private NICU rooms. The hospital prides itself on caring not only for their patients, but for their patients’ families as well. Two Ronald McDonald Houses are located near the hospital, and families can take advantage of a variety of support services including a meditation space, a family workout room, and Welcome Assistants. The U.S. News & World Report has ranked C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital as the fourth in the nation in Cardiology & Heart Surgery. In addition, the on-site Child Health and Evaluation Research (CHEAR) Unit is one of the only of its kind in the country and is instrumental in altering public health policy on the local, state, and national level.

#21 – Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center

New Hyde Park, New York USA

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Points: 15

Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center, often referred to as Cohen Children’s Medical Center, is a 202-bed comprehensive pediatric medical facility that offers best in class patient and family centered care in a variety of specialties including cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and bone marrow transplantation. The hospital’s staff of 160 full-time pediatric specialists see 230,000 patients per year collectively, making Cohen the largest provider of pediatric medical treatment in New York state. As an academic medical center, Cohen is the largest teaching hospital in the metropolitan region and as such, has a robust graduate program, sponsoring more than 120 residency and fellowship programs at any given time, including programs in areas such as adolescent medicine, child neurology, and pediatric cardiology among a host of others.

#22 – Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Orange, California

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Points: 15

As one of the newer children’s hospitals featured on our list, Children’s Hospital of Orange County has just celebrated its 50th anniversary. The 279-bed state-of-the-art facility houses four Centers of Excellence–The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes. It is also home to an award-winning, 30-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in which doctors provide world class–and often life-saving– medical treatment to critically-ill children and teenagers. The Unit was the first in the country to receive the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Children’s Hospital of Orange County is also the teaching hospital for students at the University of California Irvine and is committed to training the next generation of pediatric specialists.

#23 – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Palo Alto, California USA

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Points: 15

Founded in 1991, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is a relatively new facility, yet it still stands out as one of the best pediatric facilities in operation today. With 311 licensed beds and nearly 700 board certified physicians, the hospital focuses on providing the best medical care possible for babies, kids, and pregnant women in California and throughout the country. Although it is a comprehensive pediatric medical facility with a NICU and trauma center, the hospital focuses on six centers of excellence: Brain and Behavior, Cancer and Blood Diseases, Children’s Heart Center, Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Diseases, Pregnancy and Newborn Services, and a Transplant and Tissue Engineering Program. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford number 12 in the nation in the specialty of neonatology.

#24 – Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nashville, Tennessee USA

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Points: 15

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is a 835,000 square-foot, 271-bed facility focused on providing the best pediatric medical treatment while educating future physicians and discovering breakthroughs in medicine that can improve the quality of life for future generations. It has been consistently recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report and is home to a Level I pediatric trauma center. It serves as the teaching facility for Vanderbilt University and conducts research in a variety of pediatric specialties through the School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. As of the 2015-2016 report, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt was ranked in all 10 specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Its nursing staff has also been recognized for excellence by receiving the coveted Magnet distinction.

#25 – Akron Children’s Hospital

Akron, Ohio USA

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With 414 beds, Akron Children’s hospital is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in America, and it also happens to be one of the best. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the hospital as one of the best in seven different pediatric specialties including cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, neonatology, and pulmonology. It has also earned the prestigious Magnet status for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In addition to providing outstanding medical care for patients, the hospital is also busy training the next generation of doctors through its affiliation with Northeast Ohio Medical University. It also sponsors clinical studies and research programs through its research institute in order to discover new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses.

#26 – Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

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Points: 14

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is a 228-bed facility with an international reputation for providing exemplary pediatric care. As a member of Detroit Medical Center (DMC), the hospital is the first and largest pediatric medical facility in the state of Michigan. A major hub for medical education and training, the hospital trains more pediatricians than any other facility in Michigan and is the largest recipient of Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education funding in the United States. Doctors at the hospital are credited with developing new medical techniques used all over the world such as the Genesis Stent, a device that saves lives and eliminates the need for pediatric open heart surgery by opening blood vessels that grow with the child. U.S. News & World Report ranked the Children’s Hospital of Michigan as among the top children’s hospitals in the country in eight out of ten specialties.

#27 – Children’s of Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama USA

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At over 2 million square feet, Children’s of Alabama is the third largest pediatric hospital in the United States. In 2014, doctors at the hospital cared for children from 41 different states and four foreign countries. The hospital also serves as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, offering aspiring physicians residency programs in medicine, surgery, and research. Its strong community partnerships enable the hospital to provide unique enrichment activities year round for their young patients including trips to the local botanical gardens, zoo, and public library, for instance. It is Children’s of Alabama’s mission to not only care for kids, but to advocate for them as well and to educate the public about issues that affect the health and well-being of children.

#28 – Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital

Hershey, Pennsylvania USA

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Points: 13

Having opened in 2013, Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital is the newest pediatric facility on our list. Still, it has already ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the United States in 8 different specialties, according to the U.S. News & World Report. The five-story facility contains 128 beds, a pediatric cancer pavilion, a level IV neonatal intensive care unit, and a level I pediatric trauma center. The hospital is the primary teaching facility for students of the University Park Regional Campus of Penn State College of Medicine and offers several internship opportunities for third and fourth year students. It is also a major research hub for pediatric medicine. Among its institute’s advancements include the development of the Center for Host Defense, Inflammation, and Lung Disease Research (CHILD) as well as the Penn State Hershey Pediatric Cardiovascular Research Center.

#29 – University of Iowa Children’s Hospital

Iowa City, Iowa

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Points: 13

University of Iowa Children’s hospital is the only comprehensive pediatric medical facility in the state. Although one of the smaller children’s hospitals on the list, it still manages to cover 40 different pediatric specialties and has been regionally and nationally recognized for excellence in care. For instance, U.S. News & World Report recently ranked University of Iowa Children’s Hospitals as one of the best in the country in nine out of ten pediatric specialties. In addition, it was the first hospital in Iowa to receive the Magnet designation for nursing excellence. The hospital is also home to both a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Its family-centered approach to care is visible in the many support services it offers including coping support for siblings, a family and youth advisory council, and grief services.

#30 – Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center

Durham, North Carolina USA

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Points: 12

Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center is a 190-bed facility that provides care to children in 36 comprehensive pediatric specialties. With nearly 200,000 patient visits per year, the hospital is a major referral center for kids with the most complicated and/or severe conditions in the region. The hospital is a member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in the United States. Duke Children’s is affiliated with Duke School University School of Medicine, which has been identified as one of the best medical schools in the country. The hospital’s pediatric cardiology program, which specializes in infant heart defect repair, has been internationally recognized and boasts a 98 percent hospital survival rate.

#31 – Mayo Clinic Children’s Center – Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital

Rochester, Minnesota USA

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Points: 12

The Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital is a 85-bed state-of-the-art pediatric medical facility that is a part of the internationally recognized Mayo Clinic. It is a comprehensive children’s care center that includes a 28-bed neonatal intensive care unit and a 14-bed pediatric intensive care unit as well as an emergency room, heliport, surgery suites, and specialized diagnostic and treatment facilities. The hospital employs over 150 board certified physicians who perform complex and life-saving procedures every day including organ transplants, bone marrow transplants, and heart surgery. Child life professionals are also on staff to teach children coping skills helpful in dealing with pain as well as the stress of illness and treatment. Family services include spiritual care, education, and a family support space within each pediatric care unit.

#32 – Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Memphis, Tennessee

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Points: 11

Originally a children’s orphanage, Le Bonheur Children’s hospital has been providing expert pediatric care to kids from the region, the nation, and even the world for over 60 years. The 255-bed medical facility is home to the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the region, a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a Level IV Accredited Epilepsy program as well as a world-renowned brain tumor program. It is also an affiliate of another hospital on our list, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the headquarters of the Children’s Foundation Research Program. Each and every doctor on staff is a pediatric specialist and together, they cover over 40 specialty areas of pediatric care. As the teaching hospital for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is making its mark on the next generation of pediatric specialists while caring for the children of today.

#33 – Nemours Children’s Hospital

Orlando, FL

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Points: 11

Referred to as “the hospital in the garden,” Nemours Children’s Hospital is surrounded by beautiful green spaces in Orlando, Florida. The vision of the hospital’s founders was to establish a unique place of healing and wellness for children by including the perspectives of everyone involved in the patient’s healthcare journey, thus, their motto, “for families, by families.” Though Nemours is a smaller facility (housing just 95 beds), it is designed for all levels of care to be provided in one place. Its outpatient clinics, emergency room, and hospital are all adjoined and services for lab work, imaging, and pharmacy are also onsite, eliminating the need for parents to drive their sick children to multiple locations. In addition to this convenience, Nemours provides each patient familiarity and comfort by having its medical professionals to follow them throughout each level of their stay. Nemours Children’s Hospital has 8 specialties ranked by U.S. News and World Reports Magazine and was selected as one Leapfrog Group’s top hospitals of 2014.

#34 – Primary Children’s Medical Center

Salt Lake City, Utah USA

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Primary Children’s Medical Center is the site of the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the Intermountain West region of the United States, making it a go-to referral site for kids with complex or critical conditions. It is also one of only nine core sites for the Pediatric Heart Network and the only one in its region. The 289-bed facility serves as the primary teaching site for students in the University of Utah’s School of Medicine. The hospital prides itself on putting the patient first; its motto, “The Child First and Always” is inscribed in limestone outside of the facility’s entrance. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Primary Children’s Medical Center as 12th in the United States for the pediatric specialties of Neurology & Neurosurgery as well as Orthopedics.

#35 – UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

San Francisco, California USA

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Points: 11

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco is a 183-bed comprehensive pediatric care facility that is best known for its neonatal program. The only children’s hospital in San Francisco, UCSF is a leader in fetal diagnosis and treatment, having performed the first successful surgery on a baby in the womb and is home to one of the world’s first neonatal intensive care units. The hospital also leads the nation in neurology and neurosurgery and houses the largest brain tumor treatment program in the United States. Beyond clinical care, the hospital’s nationally recognized Child Life Department helps children and teens find their time in the hospital comforting, stimulating and life affirming, with programs that include the Center for Families, a lounge, resource center, health library, business center and concierge desk for families; a dedicated, accredited San Francisco Unified School District classroom; creative and digital arts studios; and various activity rooms.

#36 – American Family Children’s Hospital

Madison, Wisconsin

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Points: 10

With just 87 beds, American Family Children’s hospital is a small facility, but it makes a big difference to the children and families of Wisconsin and beyond. Recognized as the best of the best in five pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report, the hospital provides world class care for over 150,000 children per year. Its modern facility and warm environment make an ideal healing environment for kids. Although the hospital provides comprehensive care in nearly every pediatric specialty, it is best known for its internationally recognized transplant surgery program and state-of-the-art children’s cancer center. American Family Children’s Hospital is also home to a 14-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Doctors at the hospital have been recognized for their groundbreaking medical research as well, most notably in the areas of cancer, pulmonology, juvenile diabetes, genetics, transplantation, and asthma.

#37 – Levine Children’s Hospital

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Points: 10

With 234 licensed beds, Levine Children’s Hospital is the largest provider of pediatric medical care in the Southeastern United States. Their expertise spans 30 different pediatric specialties, five of which were ranked in the top fifty in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The hospital’s Level I Pediatric Trauma Center was the first in the region to offer 24/7 emergency pediatric care. Its dedication to child and family-centered care can’t be missed. There are colorful playrooms on every level of the hospital, and 30 Child Life specialists are on staff to provide emotional support to sick patients. Levine Children’s hospital educates students from Carolinas Medical Center and actively participates in pediatric research as well as clinical trials in areas such as oncology, infectious diseases, neonatology, nephrology, and neurodevelopmental pediatrics.

#38 – Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

Los Angeles, California USA

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Points: 10

Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA is a “hospital within a hospital” located inside Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Its excellence in pediatric care was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top children’s hospitals in the United States in nine out of ten specialties. Committed to family-centered care, the hospital offers many support services for parents and siblings including a family resource center and parent support groups. Mattel is the teaching hospital for the University of California Los Angeles and offers pediatric residencies and fellowships in several pediatric areas such as cardiology, critical care, medical genetics, and more. Its research component, UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute, actively participates in medical research relevant to its four core areas: brain, behavior, and development; nutrition, metabolism, and growth; cancer and regeneration; and infection, inflammation, and immunity.

#39 – Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Orlando, Florida USA

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Points: 9

Together with the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children forms the Arnold Palmer Medical Center, the largest facility for women and children in the United States. The 158-bed state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to providing patient and family-centered care to the children of Orlando, Florida and beyond. It was recently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report in seven different pediatric specialties: cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, neurology, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. Home to a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, the hospital is one of the best equipped in the country to treat children suffering from seizures. The Child Life Staff and Healing Arts Program are testaments to the hospital’s commitment to the developmental and emotional wellbeing of its patients and their families.

#40 – Children’s Hospital of Illinois

Peoria, Illinois USA

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Points: 9

The Children’s Hospital of Illinois had its beginnings in the late 1800’s in a two story residential home managed by Catholic Nuns in Peoria, Illinois. Shortly after being granted funds that they had requested from nearby OSF St. Francis Medical Center for an orphanage they had previously established in Iowa City, Illinois, the sisters were to have their first patient. Today, this children’s hospital is part of the OSF St. Francis campus and is designated a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, an internationally recognized (Vermont Oxford Network) Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, hosts 10 pediatric surgical specialties, and is part of the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals that draws patients from sub-clinics located throughout the midwest region. Additionally, Children’s of Illinois is home to the only downstate Pediatric Diabetes Resource Center as well as one of two neurological surgery teams in the state.

#41 – Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Portland, Oregon

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Points: 9

Established in 1926 through a donation by prominent Portland businessman Frank Silas Doernbecher, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is now a premier children’s hospital providing a full spectrum of pediatric care to kids throughout the Pacific Northwest. In addition to world-class medical treatment in specialties ranging from cancer and blood disorders to cardiology and neurology, patients and their families can expect to receive support that extends beyond just physical care. The hospital’s robust family services department offers children and their parents a variety of social services, education programs, and spiritual support. The Family Resource Center, for instance, hosts weekly activities for parents and includes a large selection of children’s books. The hospital is also home to a world-class pediatric training program and is the affiliate hospital for Oregon Health & Science University.

#42 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Miami, Florida USA

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Points: 9

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, formerly Miami Children’s Hospital, is one of the leading pediatric medical facilities in the Southeast United States and in the world. Its 650+ board certified physicians provide exemplary care to children in more than 40 different pediatric specialties. The hospital is consistently ranked one of the best in the nation in many of these specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Its Brain Institute is the first and largest pediatric neuroscience collaboration on the planet. This no doubt contributed to its top ten ranking in neurology and neurosurgery. Its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has also been ranked in the top ten in the United States. Furthermore, the hospital’s research arm, one of the largest in the Southeast, has received full accreditation from the Association of Human Research Protection Programs (AHRPP)

#43 – Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

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Points: 9

Spectrum Health’s Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is a state-of-the-art 212-bed, 464,000 square-foot facility that provides care for infants, children, and adolescents in over 50 different pediatric specialties and programs. Having begun as a small neonatal intensive care unit in 1973, the hospital has since grown into a comprehensive children’s hospital that employs over 200 pediatric physicians and provides care for approximately 150 patients per day. Recently, U.S. News & World Report recognized Spectrum Health’s Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital as one of the top in the United States in three key pediatric specialties– cancer, nephrology, and pulmonology. In addition to providing physical care, the hospital has a strong children’s advocacy program, The Children’s Advocacy Network, which advocate for laws that protect children.

#44 – Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital

New Brunswick, New Jersey USA

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Points: 8

Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Rutgers Robert Woods Johnson University Hospital is located in central New Jersey and serves its region in general pediatric medicine and surgery for patients ranging from new-born to 21 years of age. This state-of-the-art facility offers a broad spectrum of pediatric specialty care including hematology, oncology, pediatric surgery, pulmonology, and urology. BMSCH is a part of the nearby Child Health Institute of New Jersey biomedical research facility that hosts the offices for hospital faculty and staff of Rutgers University. This kid and parent friendly hospital offers a Child Life Program that helps make the transition into hospital living more comfortable for its suffering families. Additionally, BMSCH employs a full time certified teacher to help patients of school age keep their academics current. The campus offers valet and self pay parking, and a Ronald McDonald House is on site to accommodate patients and families for prolonged stays.

#45 – All Children’s Hospital of John Hopkins Medicine

St. Petersburg, Florida USA

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Points: 7

With more than half of its 259 licensed beds devoted to intensive pediatric care, All Children’s Hospital deals with some of the most complex and difficult pediatric medical conditions there is. It is the only specialty licensed children’s hospital in its area and has become a referral center for children across the world. Sick kids and their families travel to All Children’s from all 50 states and 36 foreign countries to take advantage of the first-class treatment offered by this exceptional medical facility. It has been a member of John Hopkins Medicine since 2011 and was the first hospital outside the Baltimore/Washington DC area to be offered this membership. As a teaching hospital, it offers two residency programs–one from the University of Southern Florida and one from John Hopkins Medicine.

#46 – British Columbia Children’s Hospital

Vancouver, British Columbia

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Points: 7

British Columbia Children’s Hospital was initially established as The Vancouver Hospital for Crippled Children in the early 1900’s from a fund for crippled children granted by Vancouver, Canada’s Health Authority. In the following several decades, new facilities were created and names changed as understanding and awareness of childhood illness evolved. In order to place the emphasis on the child, rather than the disease, the hospital was dubbed BC Children’s in the late 1940’s. Today, BC Children’s is a state-of-the-art teaching hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia as well as several other post-secondary institutions located throughout the province. This modern campus now includes an onsite research center, ambulatory care center, and an International Child Health Center to comply with global standards of pediatric health care. Children’s health is continuing to grow into off-campus physical branches of healthcare as well as internet based “telehealth” videoconferencing technologies to overcome geographical boundaries. In stark contrast to its early days, BC Children’s Hospital and its specialized affiliates treat hundreds of thousands of pediatric patients annually.

#47 – Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

Houston, Texas

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Points: 7

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is only 30 years old, making it one of the younger hospitals on the list, but it has managed to accomplish a lot in the span of just three decades. The 310-bed facility is home to a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center (the first in the Gulf Coast area) as well as a Level IV comprehensive epilepsy center and a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the United States and provides care for infants born as young as 23 weeks. The Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is also nationally recognized for fetal diagnosis and intervention for unborn babies with congenital and genetic abnormalities. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is also the training facility for aspiring pediatricians and specialists studying at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston.

#48 – North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC

Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA

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Points: 6

With just 150 licensed beds, the North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC is one of the smaller facilities on our list, but it is dedicated to a very big mission. Its driving philosophy, CARE, is a four-tier commitment to clinical care, advocacy, research, and education. The latter aspect of this mission is visible through its work at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine where its 200 physicians teach classes in nearly 50 different programs, including those in the School’s Department of Pediatrics. The facility itself is a major referral hospital for children with critical and complex conditions. It consists of a 58-bed newborn critical care center, a 20-bed, Level I pediatric intensive care unit, as well as an 8-bed children’s intermediate care center.

#49 – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Memphis, Tennessee USA

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Points: 5

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a one-of-a-kind pediatric medical facility with a history almost as fascinating as its breakthroughs in medicine. Entertainer Danny Thomas prayed to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes, in 1962 to show him a way to make a living for his family and promised to build the saint a shrine in return. Thomas got the break he needed, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the result of that promise. Now, St. Jude is one of the premier pediatric hospitals in the United States and the world for complex children’s illnesses such as cancer and sickle cell disease. Since its inception, the survival rate for childhood cancer has risen 60% from 20% in 1962 to 80% today. Most of the hospital’s funding comes from donors, and patients’ families never pay a dime for medical treatment.

#50 – The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Sydney, Australia

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Points: 5

Also known as The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is a 340 bed facility that provides care for children from across the globe. Each year, 70,000 sick and injured children and their families receive treatment and support from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, which is a part of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. The hospital is also home to The Kids Research Institute where hundreds of researchers work to find treatments and causes for conditions that affect this generation of children. The hospital leadership and staff work to make the facility as uplifting as possible for kids. Play areas, gardens, art programs, and libraries are just some of the features that make going to the hospital a little less daunting for children. The Children’s Hospital at Westmead also employs teachers so that kids don’t get behind in school just because they’re ill.

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1)_Simplified Trend Qualification Procedure, quotes and charts are updated every 10 minutes

1.1) Pick a time frame to work with from 1 day to monthly using any chart linked in 1.07 though 1.13 (the shorter the time frame the shorter the trade duration)

1.02) Qualify the trend using the EMA9 (red line), if price action is above the EMA9 (red line) you’re in an up-trend, below the EMA9 a down-trend.

1.03) Confirm the EMA9 defined trend (red line) is above the EMA18 (blue line) for an up-trend or the EMA9 (red line) is below the EMA18 (blue line) for down-trend.

1.04) Confirm the EMA9 defined trend agrees with the composite of the 13 indicators linked in 1.06, If the chart and the trend confirmation in 1.06 do not agree stand aside.

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1.05) Use Support & Resistance linked in 1.15 for setting profit objectives and risk levels, contact me for more information on how we use these.

1.06) Today’s Technical Opinion
1.07) 3 month chart, daily
1.08) 9 month chart, daily
1.09) 1 year chart, weekly
1.10) 3 year chart, weekly
1.11) 7 year Chart, monthly
1.12) 15 year chart using monthly data
1.13) Life of market Chart
1.14) Ranges & Price Performance
1.15) Support & Resistance
1.16) Barchart Quotes, All Deliveries
1.17) Barchart Options Quotes
1.18) Contract Specifications
1.19) Exchange Margin Requirement
1.20) Metals Analysis Page

2) Educational Videos & Links

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3) General Information on Future Contracts and Futures Options

3.1) Futures Educational Videos (60)
3.2) Futures Options Educational Videos (34)

4) Metals Educational Videos

4.1) How and Where Precious Metals Are Traded
4.2) Trading the Metals Markets
4.3) Fundamentals and Metal Futures
4.4) Understanding Supply and Demand: Precious Metals
4.5) Gold Futures Overview
4.6) Silver Futures Overview
4.7) Platinum Futures Overview
4.8) Understanding the Precious Metals Spot Spread
4.9) Understanding Futures Spreads
4.10) Understanding Intermarket Spreads: Platinum and Gold
4.11) Metals Intramarket spreads
4.12) Gold & Silver Ratio Spread
4.13) Understanding Intermarket Spreads: Platinum and Gold
4.14) Precious Metals Risk Management/Hedging and Ratios
4.15) What is the Precious Metals Delivery Process?
4.16) Introduction to Base Metals
4.17) Base Metals Supply and Demand
4.18) Supply and Demand: Ferrous Metals
4.19) What is Contango and Backwardation

5) Links

5.1) Median household income
5.2) Median home price
5.3) Income to Gold table
5.4) National debt to Gold table
5.5) Mortgage debt
5.6) Median Rent
5.7) Groceries indexed
5.8) Health care
5.9) Gasoline indexed
5.10) Consumer price
5.11) Gross Domestic product
5.12) Tax receipts. median home, M1, gold, CPI
5.13) Federal debt to debt service cost
5.14) National debt
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.15) US debt service cost 1986-2017
5.16) CPI relative to short term deposit rates (negative rates of return)
5.17) CPI relative to long term deposit rates
5.18) US bank borrowing cost to lending rate
5.19) Emergency purchases of bank debt by the Federal Reserve
5.20) CPI using pre 1980 & 1990 calculations.
5.21) BLS.GOV “official” CPI
5.22) US debt to GDP ratio at 103.74%
5.23) US debt has grown 5 times faster than personal income ratio
5.24) US debt +859.05% employed population +6.80%
5.25) Total purchased by the Fed with created money
5.26) US credit rating versus other countries
5.27) 20 Year Chart US dollar Index

6) Metals Spreads

6.1) Platinum (PL) – Gold (GC) 20 year
6.2) PL–GC last 12 months
6.3) Understanding the Platinum Gold Spread (Video)

6.4) Gold GC) Silver (SI) Ratio 20 year
6.5) GC/SI last 12 months
6.6) Gold & Silver Ratio Spread (Video)

6.7) Palladium (PA) – Gold (GC) 20 year
6.8) PA – GC last 12 months

6.9) Gold (GC) Copper (YY) Ratio 20 year
6.10) GC/YY last 12 months using daily data

6.11) Gold (GC) Oil (CL) Ratio last 20 years
6.12) GC/CL last 12 months

7) Gold/USD Charts, Major Currencies

7.1) Gold/USD (GC) Priced in Euro Currency (E6) 20 year
7.2) GC/E6 last 12 months

7.3) Gold/USD (GC) Priced in British Pounds (B6) 20 year
7.4) GC/B6 last 12 months

7.5) Gold/USD (GC) Priced in Swiss Franc (S6) 20 year
7.6) GC/S6 last 12 months

7.7) Gold/USD (GC) Priced in Japanese Yen (J6) 20
7.8) GC/J6 last 12 months

7.9) Gold/USD (GC) Priced in Australian (A6) 20 year
7.10) GC/A6 last 12 months

7.11) Gold/USD (GC) Priced in Canadian Dollars (D6) 20 year
7.12) GC/D6 last 12 months

8) Global Stock Index to Gold/USD Ratios

8.1) S&P 500 (ES) Gold/USD (GC) Ratio 20 year
8.2) ES/GC last 12 months

8.3) Euro Stoxx 50 (FX) Gold/USD (GC) Ratio 20 year
8.4) FX/GC last 12 months

8.5) FTSE 100 (X) Gold/USD (GC Ratio) 20 year
8.6) X/GC last 12 months

8.7) DAX (DY) Gold/USD (GC) Ratio 20 year
8.8) DY/GC last 12 months

8.9) CAC 40 (MX) Gold/USD (GC) Ratio 20 year
8.10) MX/GC last 12 months

9) Primary Metals Exchanges

9.1) Chicago Mercantile Exchange/Comex
9.2) Additional Gold trading Information From the CME
9.3) London Metal Exchange

10) Program Structure and Account Opening Procedure

10.1) ATA’s, What They Are and How They Work
10.2) The Fee Structure For This Program
10.3) Defining Overall Risk For Your Account

10.4) Exchanges Traded
10.5) Brokerage Firms
10.6) How Balances Are Guaranteed Plus or Minus Trading
10.7) How To Open An Account

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SP-CD, Trades S&P Options, Credit & Debit Spreads

1) Performance Summary October 2010 – May 2020

Recommended Starting Balance $25,000.00
Cumulative Net Profit
$210,964.22
Maximum Drawdown (-35.43%)
($8,858.22)
Best Year 2017 +155.01% $38,751.61
Worst Year 2016 +48.84% $12,209.63
2013-2020 Average +110.07% $27,517.07
2020 +69.90%
$17,474.03

Performance is based on trading one $25,000 unit, never adding units and withdrawing all net profits annually. The SP-CD program uses leverage and has a realistic risk factor of $15,000 per unit, if you are not in a position to comfortably assume this risk you should not participate in this program.

Risk Disclosure    Defining Account Risk

2) About this program

Spreadsheet for online reviews

This programs writes credit spreads and/or volatility spreads in options with expirations of 1 day to 3 weeks to collect time premium and buys debit spreads with 1 to 6 months to expiration to hedge risk.

Example trade

Credit spread collects $181.75 per day, expires in 4 days

Trend is higher with the market trading at 3.330.00
Sell 1, at the money 3,325 put and collect 24.50 points
Buy 2, 3,225 puts out of the money paying out a total of 8.40 points
Net time premium collected = 16.10, value $805.00 per spread, expiration 4 days
Net time value collected after bid/ask spreads and all fees = 3.6350 points per day
Value of net time premium collected  = $181.765 per day

If the up trend in the S&P 500 continues or the market stays the 4 days options will expire worthless, we keep the net credit after all bid/ask spreads and fees of $727.00 then write another 1 X 2 credit spread for the following week using the same procedure.

If the market moves down hard the 2 put options we purchased 100.00 lower at 3,225 expiring in 4 days will engage, the first put hedges the 3,325 put we wrote, the second put would capture any move below 3,225.

This credit spreads pays $181.75 per day

To further hedge the position we buy a debit spread with an expiration of 1 to 6 months, in this example the June 3,325.50 3,125 put spread expiring in 109 days

Debit spread to hedge paying out $22.50 per day, expires in 109 days

Trend is higher with the market trading at 3.330.00
We buy 1, 3,325 put expiring in 109 days paying out 97.50 points
Sell 1, 3,125 put 200.00 lower expiring in 109 days, collecting 48 points
Net paid out, 49.50 points for 109 days
Cost per day net of all bid/ask & fees =  0.4684 points
Net cost per day  =  $23.4220

If the market moves down hard in the net 109 days
The 3.325 put engages and captures the move to our write at 3,125
Gain = 200.00 points
Cost of the option = 49.50 points
Net points made = 150.50
Net after all bid ask spreads and fees = $7,447.00

The debit we purchased is costing us $22.50 per day.

Our risk is the maximum of the premium collected on the 3,330 – 3,320 X 2 credit spread expiring in 4 days (727.00) less what we paid out for the 3,390 –  3,130 debit spread expiring in 109 days (-$2,453.00) or -$1,726.00 net of all bid/ask spreads & fees.

The objective is to keep rewriting the options with weekly expirations collecting an average of $727.00 per week for the next 15 weeks (+$10,905.00) while maintaining the debit spread we purchased for (-$2,375) or, if the market makes a hard move lower to capture a piece of this move lower.

During the 109 day period we will likely have to adjust the debit spread hedge but we’ll always collecting more time premium daily than paying out.

4) Online reviews

Spreadsheet

If you’d like to learn exactly how this program works contact me, using this spreadsheet  I’ll walk you through how we generate and maintain trades, when we’re done you’ll be able to verify past performance, duplicate trades forward as they occur.

CME Option Quotes
BC Option Quotes
Daily Chart
Weekly Chart
Monthly Chart
Market Opinion

3) About Automated Trading Accounts (ATAs)

Automated Trading Accounts (ATA)
The Fee Structure For This Program
Defining Overall Risk For Your Account

Exchanges Traded
Brokerage Firms
How Balances Are Guaranteed Plus or Minus Trading
How To Open An Account

4) Educational Videos & Links

Educational Videos & Resources

4.01 Futures General Information
4.02 Options General Information
4.03 Currency Futures
4.04 Stock Index Futures
4.05 Interest Rate Futures
4.06 Metals Futures
4.07 Energy Futures
4.08 CME Learning Center
4.09 Futures Fundamentals
4.10 Education Material
4.11 Resource Center
4.12 Research Reports
4.13 Podcasts
4.14 Monthly FX Review
4.15 Media Room

Contact me with any questions

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Peter Knight Advisor

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GC-CD, Trades Gold Options, Credit & Debit Spreads

1) Performance Summary October 2010 – April 2020

Recommended Starting Balance $20,000.00
Cumulative Net Profit
$164,824.41
Maximum Drawdown (-30.84%)
($6,167.85)
Best Year 2011 +144.34% $28,867.15
Worst Year 2018 +39.97% $7,993.74
2013-2020 Average +85.77% $17,154.25
2020  +25.05%
$5,009.22

Performance is based on trading one $20,000 unit, never adding units and withdrawing all net profits annually. The GC-CD program uses leverage and has a realistic risk factor of $10,000 per unit, if you’re not in a position to comfortably assume this risk you should not participate in this program.

Risk Disclosure         Defining Account Risk

1) Online reviews

If you’d like to learn exactly how this program works contact me, using  this spreadsheet I’ll walk you through how we generate and maintain trades, when we’re done you’ll be able to verify past performance, duplicate as they occur.

Spreadsheet for online reviews

BC Option Quotes
CME Option Quotes
Daily Chart
Weekly Chart
Monthly Chart
Market Opinion

2) About this program

Spreadsheet for online reviews

This program writes credit spreads and/or volatility spreads in options with expirations of 1 day to 3 weeks to collect time premium and buys debit spreads with 1 to 6 months to expiration to hedge risk.

Example, if the market is trading at $1,571.20, we sell a $1,570 at the money put collecting $9.70 in time premium and buy two $1,520 out of the money puts at $0.50  paying out a total of $1.00, net time premium collected $8.70, value $870.00, expiration 4 days.

On this credit spread we’re collecting $178.50 per day net of all bid/ask spreads and fees.

We also own two $1520 out of the money puts for every $1570 at the money put we sold, in the event of a hard sell off  we have the opportunity to make money.

If the up trend in gold continues or the market stays the same the weekly options will expire worthless and we keep the net credit after all bid/ask spreads and fees of $714.00 then write another 1 X 2 credit spread with a 1 week expiration using the same procedure.

On the credit spreads we get paid $178.50 per day

To further hedge the position we buy a debit spread with an expiration of 1 to 6 months, for example if the the June contact is trading at $1,581.50, we buy one $1,575 put at the money expiring in 136 days paying out $37.30 and sell one $1,485 out of the money put (90.00 lower) collecting $7.30 in premium.  Our cost on the hedge is $3,156.00 for the 136 day period. We’ve also written the put 90.00 lower creating an opportunity to make money if a hard sell off occurred.

On the hedge we are paying $23.21 per day

Our risk is the maximum of the premium collected on the $1,570  – 1520  X 2 credit spread expiring in 4 days ($714.00)  less what we paid out for the 1575 – 1485  debit spread (-$3,156.00) expiring in 136 days or  -$2,442.00 net of all bid/ask spreads & fees.

The objective is to keep rewriting the options that expire weekly collecting an average net of $714 per week for the next 18 weeks (+$11,022.00) while maintaining the debit spread we purchased expiring in 136 days (-$3,156.00) or if the market makes a hard move lower  to capture a piece of this move. During the 136 day period we will likely have to adjust the debit spread hedge but we’re always collecting more time premium daily than paying out.

3) About Automated Trading Accounts (ATAs)

Automated Trading Accounts (ATA)
The Fee Structure For This Program
Defining Overall Risk For Your Account

Exchanges Traded
Brokerage Firms
How Balances Are Guaranteed Plus or Minus Trading
How To Open An Account

Educational Videos & Links

4) Educational Videos & Resources

4.01 Futures General Information
4.02 Options General Information
4.03 Currency Futures
4.04 Stock Index Futures
4.05 Interest Rate Futures
4.06 Metals Futures
4.07 Energy Futures
4.08 CME Learning Center
4.09 Futures Fundamentals
4.10 Education Material
4.11 Resource Center
4.12 Research Reports
4.13 Podcasts
4.14 Monthly FX Review
4.15 Media Room

Contact me with any questions

Regards,
Peter Knight Advisor

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