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A Path to Making Gold and Silver the Currency of the 21st Century

A Path to Making Gold and Silver the Currency of the 21st Century

Several Republican presidential candidates are floating the idea of returning to some form of a gold standard in the U.S., although none have gone into any great detail. So, how might a modern gold standard work? It’s a question that requires us to do more than just look to the past with an eye toward “restoring,” “bringing back,” or “returning to” gold-backed money. Sound money advocates need to also think creatively about how to adapt hard money principles to the current and future needs of a dynamic and digital-based economy. Don’t get me wrong, the long history of gold and silver being used as money going back to ancient times […]

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My New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Confuse Debt with Wealth

My New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Confuse Debt with Wealth

If you don’t have a magical crystal ball to see the future, then a good history book will do the job. Understanding the past offers a full color panorama to the dangers and opportunities facing you in 2016. Unpayable debt is becoming the Big Story of the 21st Century across the globe. Life-altering disruptions will be the norm, with little that mankind has not seen before. In early November, Congress recklessly increased American spending and debt by another $1.14 trillion. Lawmakers long ago erased all limits to printing money and creating debt backed by nothing. The total world debt is unknown and uncountable. Pick any figure in the hundreds of […]

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Gold in 2016

Gold in 2016

We all know that gold prices in US dollars have been in a downtrend for about 4.5 years. We all know that gold prices rise, on average, as the underlying currency declines in value. Gold in the US was priced under $21 per ounce when the Federal Reserve was established. Since then the dollar has been devalued and gold has increased in price by a factor of about 50. It is the same story around the world, whether you evaluate in terms of British pounds, euros, rubles, yen, or any other debt based fiat paper currency. So what are gold prices today and what will they be in the next […]

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Betting on Deflation May Be a Huge Mistake. Here’s Why…

Betting on Deflation May Be a Huge Mistake. Here’s Why…

Precious metals investors heading into 2016 worry the dollar will continue marching ahead, right over the top of gold and silver prices. The Fed is telegraphing additional rate hikes throughout the year, and commodity prices – led by crude oil – are falling. There have been tremors in the biggest beneficiary markets of all when it comes to the Fed’s QE largesse – U.S. equities and real estate. And the possibility of a recession is growing, both in the U.S. and around the world. There are plenty of reasons we might see even lower official inflation numbers and a stronger dollar in 2016. But don’t think for a second that […]

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Silver, Silliness, Gold, and Risk

Silver, Silliness, Gold, and Risk

The movie “The Big Short” features Michael Burry. His statement from Zerohedge: “It seems the world is headed toward negative real interest rates on a global scale. This is toxic. Interest rates are used to price risk, and so in the current environment, the risk pricing mechanism is broken.” Repeat: “THE RISK PRICING MECHANISM IS BROKEN.” What risks could be mispriced? A few come to mind. The world is saturated in debt – over $200 Trillion. Does anyone expect that debt to be repaid? What are the risks when over $200 Trillion in debt can be counted as an asset ONLY if that massive and increasing debt can be rolled […]

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NEW: Money Metals Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast

NEW: Money Metals Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast

NEW: Money Metals Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast Looking Ahead to 2016 Forecasting today’s volatile, high-frequency machine driven and manipulated futures markets using fundamental analysis is futile, as a great many precious metals bulls will attest. To complicate matters, an obsession with Fed policy dominates all markets. Officials at the Federal Reserve are often less than forthcoming and are just as bumbling as the Soviet bureaucrats when it comes to centrally planning our economy. Nevertheless, beneath all of the artificial influences and all of the leveraged paper, the gears of the physical market for gold and silver still turn. We can be sure prices will reflect actual supply and demand for physical metals at […]

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Silver and S&P Similarities – Tops and Bottoms

Silver and S&P Similarities – Tops and Bottoms

Examine the 30 year log scale chart of the S&P 500. What I see:   Tops occurred about every seven years. Tops were usually rounded, followed by intense drops. Tops were approximately Aug. 1987, Jan. 1994, March 2000, Oct. 2007, and May 2015. Once the S&P broke below the red up-trending support lines in 2000, 2007, and (probably) in 2015, the rally was over and large corrections occurred. The next large move in the S&P looks like it should be, based on history, a substantial correction to the 600 – 1,400 range. Other Considerations: Federal Reserve easy money has helped create the last six years of S&P rally. The Fed […]

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Silver Rides a Runaway Expense Train

Silver Rides a Runaway Expense Train

The US government will spend nearly $4 Trillion this fiscal year – starting last October 1. Of course it projects a massive deficit, increasing national debt, uses “funny” accounting, and does not address unfunded liabilities. Business as usual… Examine the last 100 years of US government expenditures and national debt – on a log scale in $ millions. Note that official government expenses have increased from about $750 million to about $4 Trillion, an increase by a factor of over 5,000. National Debt (official – not including unfunded liabilities) has increased from about $3 billion to nearly $19 Trillion in 100 years, an increase by a factor of about 6,000. […]

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Gold And Silver – Physical PMs Are A “Gift” At Current Levels

Gold And Silver – Physical PMs Are A “Gift” At Current Levels

It really matters little what the charts are saying about the paper futures for gold and silver here, which we will get to shortly.  The focus needs to be kept on a few facts that are inescapably true:  fiat currencies throughout the history on this planet have always, always failed, without exception, 100% of the time.  There are few situations for which such a statement of guaranteed [failed] performance can be made. It is any different this time?  Yes and no. No, because all fiats have failed, plain and simple.  Yes, because the extent to which there is no reasonable reality in the relationship between paper and physical has never […]

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Silly Myths about Gold during Rising Interest Rates

Silly Myths about Gold during Rising Interest Rates

By Stefan Gleason of Money Metals Exchange Fed Hikes; Silly Myths about Interest Rates & Gold Persist The Fed finally acted this week – upping its benchmark Federal Funds rate by 0.25%. Now that the speculation over whether the Fed will hike has been put to rest, analysts are busily speculating about what the Fed’s move means for the economy and markets. Many of these speculations are unfounded. It’s time to bust some silly myths. Much of what’s spewed out in the financial media concerning interest rates is flat-out wrong, especially when it comes to their impact on precious metals markets. Since gold and silver are small markets compared to […]

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Gold & Silver or Meth & Madness

Gold & Silver or Meth & Madness

“Meth” or Methamphetamine is a common recreational drug used, according to Wikipedia, to induce feelings of euphoria, increase sexual desire, and stimulate weight loss, among others. QE or Quantitative Easing, injecting liquidity, bond monetization, and “printing money” are common Keynesian economic prescriptions used to inflate economies, enable deficit spending and boost financial profits, among others. Some call it monetary madness. There are many disturbing similarities and it is clear that excessive use of both Meth and QE are destructive. Your brain on drugs, your economy on QE: In low doses Meth can elevate mood and increase alertness and energy. The FDA has approved a variation of Meth for attention deficit […]

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Gold And Silver – Problem, Reaction, Solution Does Not Apply To PMs.

| December 15, 2015 | Articles: Experts Talk
Gold And Silver – Problem, Reaction, Solution Does Not Apply To PMs.

The Rothschild-now-globalist template for gaining control over all money, and now the world, has been create a Problem, let an adverse Reaction develop, then present the desired Solution.  On a grander scale, there was the US Civil War to divide the country, then the manufactured Roaring ’20s and the stock market bubble, burst when the money changers purposefully tightened the money supply creating massive margin calls and the Crash of 1929. On a more recent level, we commented on the Arab refugee situation designed to weaken Europe, [See article], as a plan to further the New World Order.  The globalists created a Problem in the Middle East.  This created an […]

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Gold Thrives, Paper Dies

Gold Thrives, Paper Dies

(From “Bobby,” a reader – posted as a comment) Both Gold and Silver it is said Are jeered yet feared by the Fed For if they rise it will but show The dollar’s worth is very low So if they rise in upward trend The Fed then feels it must defend The things they do we know aren’t right But they don’t care, they have the might To lie and cheat and say “F.U. We have our man, we have Jack Lew The FTC, just who are they? They’ll do our bid, we’ll have our way” A falling price we must endure Until no gold they can procure To fuel […]

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Dishonest Money Will Die – I Hope

Dishonest Money Will Die – I Hope

Honest money – gold and silver – are not supported by governments and central bankers for obvious reasons. The Fed can “print” $85 Billion per month to buy dodgy paper to support the banking system, but the Fed can’t produce 75 million ounces of gold each month. Consequently we use dishonest money. A FEW QUESTIONS: If The-Powers-That-Be (TPTB) wanted honest money, why do they encourage dishonest money (the digital and paper stuff)? If counterfeiting is illegal and wrong, why do TPTB encourage fractional reserve banking, which is legal counterfeiting? If TPTB did not want inflation, why do they encourage central banks to devalue their currencies and create price inflation? If […]

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