Author Archive: Claudio Grass

Claudio Grass is a passionate advocate of free-market thinking and libertarian philosophy. Following the teachings of the Austrian School of Economics, Claudio Grass is convinced that sound money and human freedom are inextricably linked to each other.

He is the Managing Director at Global Gold Switzerland: www.globalgold.ch

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Global Uprising, Refugees and Gold

| December 3, 2015 | Category: Investing
Global Uprising, Refugees and Gold

This interview is based on an interview with Claudio Grass, Managing Director, Global Gold, who lives in Switzerland and has a birds eye view of the events unfolding in Europe, the Middle East, and beyond. Courtesy of The Daily Coin.

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War is the Health of the State And How To Protect Against It

| September 18, 2015 | Category: Investing
War is the Health of the State And How To Protect Against It

Most people don’t question what their government does, especially when it comes to foreign policy. This gives power-hungry politicians the opportunity to lie to the public, so they willingly accept a war in a foreign country. A recent example is the Iraq war, where the public was led to believe that Saddam was hiding weapons of mass destruction and was an imminent threat to the United States. After the invasion, however, it turned out that Iraq had no WMDs and the threat was exaggerated to gain public support for the war. I am confident that physical Gold and Silver can protect you to a certain extent from government tyranny.

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Why Central Banks Are Pressing Investors To Hold Gold

| September 9, 2015 | Category: Investing
Why Central Banks Are Pressing Investors To Hold Gold

Overall, our Outlook remains unchanged! The reasons why we believe it is crucial for seasoned investors to hold gold have not only remained unchanged, but have become even more urgent. We would also like to go one step further. As governments worldwide become increasingly desperate due to their dire financial circumstances, I believe that they will resort to increasingly tyrannical means to access the wealth of their citizens. It is essential to keep at least a part of your assets far away from the banking system, which I consider to be an “extended arm” of the government.

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Switzerland: Ultimate Safe Haven For Liberty, Wealth And Gold

Switzerland: Ultimate Safe Haven For Liberty, Wealth And Gold

At Global Gold, I am often asked what we would do if, for example, the US comes out with a confiscation order. My reply is: We would do nothing whatsoever! Why? Quite simply, because no one in Switzerland has the political power to execute such an order! Even if Swiss politicians would support such a confiscation order, the Swiss people would likely have the final vote. I am confident that any such confiscation order wouldn’t have any chance to reach a majority in Switzerland, especially when it concerns assets held outside the banking system such as physical precious metals.

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Our Freedom Is Endangered

| February 25, 2015 | Category: Economy
Our Freedom Is Endangered

Liberty is a fundamental human right and the cornerstone of our existence. But in our current world, liberty is being attacked from all directions, whether through higher state control or individuals themselves. Liberty is in search for its protector. Those that value and actively promote the ideals of freedom and liberty are few in such an enclosing environment. In the following article, Claudio Grass, Managing Director at Global Gold Switzerland, ventures into a discussion with one of the vanguards of liberty, former President of the Czech Republic, Prof. Ing. Václav Klaus.

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The Beauty of Deflation

| January 21, 2015 | Category: Investing
The Beauty of Deflation

We do not know what the future entails when our existing monetary and financial systems break down, but we are convinced that gold and silver will offer security (at least) in the transition period. If we look at the gold purchases by the East, it also reveals how emerging markets have set their minds on gold. This further supports our conviction that a form of gold standard might regain a prominent status and take over once again. However, the prevailing monetary experiment called “fiat currency” is likely to persist for some time to come.

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Steen Jakobsen: Things Are About To Take A Different Turn In 2015

| January 7, 2015 | Category: Economy
Steen Jakobsen: Things Are About To Take A Different Turn In 2015

Jakobsen argues that in the current economic environment that what a metals trader needs to focus on is deflation. When deflation bottoms out, which is something likely to happen during Q1 of 2015, it will be the biggest buy signal for metals. Jakobsen’s base scenario is that Q1 and Q2 will become the worst part of the business cycle with the lowest inflation expectation, the lowest growth, the lowest ability to do anything and increasing volatility at the same time. But he believes that as this low energy, as these low interest rates and as the terms of trade for Europe improve, we will see a better second half than we’ll see a first half.

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Money, Gold, Liberty In 2015 And Beyond

Money, Gold, Liberty In 2015 And Beyond

If we review the events of 2014, it seems the situation has intensified: governments are still overwhelmed with debt, our fiat money system is unsupported, our central banks insist on accumulating debt and making money valueless. It doesn’t look all too good. Or does it? Will someone realize we have to pull the plug? And when we do, because it will happen whether we want it or not, how can we support ourselves from the damage that we will all have to endure? I am a strong advocate of physical gold and can’t stress enough the importance of owning physical precious metals stored outside the banking system.

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