This is off topic for readtheticker.com, but this so strange and even more so when there is $19 trillion dollars of US debt, and it makes you wonder if Al Capone is running the US Treasury!
If you can investigate this, please do, and post what you find on the WWW.
The Executive Order link
PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN
THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq. (the "Act"), it is hereby ordered that:
Section 1. Subject to the provisions of section 3 of this Executive Order, the officers named in section 2, in the order listed, shall act as and perform the functions and duties of the office of Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) during any period when both the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury have died, resigned, or are otherwise unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of Secretary.
Sec. 2. Order of Succession. (a) Under Secretaries of the Treasury, in the order in which they shall have taken the oath of office as such officers;
(b) General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury;
(c) Deputy Under Secretaries of the Treasury and those Assistant Secretaries of the Treasury appointed by the President by and with the consent of the Senate, in the order in which they shall have taken the oath of office as such officers; and
(d) the following officers of the Department of the Treasury, in the order listed:
(i) Chief of Staff;
(ii) Assistant Secretary for Management;
(iii) Fiscal Assistant Secretary;
(iv) Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Internal Revenue Service;
(v) Commissioner, Bureau of the Fiscal Service;
(vi) Deputy Commissioner, Fiscal Accounting and Shared Services, Bureau of the Fiscal Service; and
(vii) Commissioner, Wage and Investment Division, Internal Revenue Service.
Sec. 3. Exceptions. (a) No individual who is serving in an office listed in section 2(a)-(d) in an acting capacity shall, by virtue of so serving, act as Secretary pursuant to this Executive Order.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Executive Order, the President retains discretion, to the extent permitted by the Act, to depart from this Executive Order in designating an acting Secretary.
(c) No individual listed in section 2(a)-(d) shall act as Secretary unless that individual is otherwise eligible to serve under the Act.
Sec. 4. Revocation. Executive Order 13246 of December 18, 2001, and the Presidential Memorandum of March 19, 2002 ("Designation of Officers of the Department of the Treasury"), are hereby revoked.
Sec. 5. Judicial Review. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
August 12, 2016.
RTT Comments: What does this mean? It means that there can be 'no new people can take the top job', the top job must be replaced by some one on the list provided by the Executive order or in the same club! Why? Are the owned by someone! Are they on some ones payroll other than US Govt.???
This executive order should rattle holders of US debt and make holding US debt a dollars very nervous, the big question 'What the hell are they hiding?' What is so secret that they (Whitehouse, CIA, NSA,???) can not allow new people into the top jobs of the US Treasury? Would they fail an audit??
If you have a better understanding of this Executive Order, please post it on the WWW.
Or a short answer: Got Gold you can touch!
Rob Kriby has a go here:
"There is what I call the behaviour of a stock, actions that enable you to judge whether or not it is going to proceed in accordance with the precedents that your observation has noted. If a stock doesn't act right don't touch it, because, being unable to tell precisely what is wrong, you cannot tell which way it is going." ~ Jesse Livermore
"If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn't be in stocks." ~ John (Jack) Bogle
"To me, the 'tape' is the final arbiter of any investment decision. I have a cardinal rule: Never fight the tape!" ~ Martin Zweig
"Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception." ~ George Soros
"My experience has been that in successful businesses and fund management companies, which performed well over the long-term, some courageous decisions were taken. Courageous fund managers reduce their positions when markets become frothy and accumulate equities when economic and social conditions are dire. They avoid the most popular sectors, which are therefore over-valued, and invest in neglected sectors because being neglected by investors they are by definition inexpensive. The point is that it is very hard and that it takes a lot of courage for a fund manager to avoid the most popular sectors and stocks and to invest in unloved assets. Finally, every investor understands the principle ‘buy low and sell high', but when prices are low nobody wants to buy." ~ Marc Faber