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World Silver Survey 2013 – Follow The Presentation Live

The 2013 edition will report on all aspects of the 2012 silver market, providing comprehensive detail on demand, supply, investment, and price action. The (online) event takes place on Wednesday, April 24, at 8:30 AM EDT.

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Financial Astrology: The Numbers and The Markets

| April 1, 2013 | Articles: General
Financial Astrology: The Numbers and The Markets

Last year my long term projection was for the markets to continue higher along with the dollar. The dollar has continued higher while the Dow and now the S&P have made new all time highs. This trend could continue throughout the year and we could see the dollar continue to gain strength.

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Unintended Consequences Of The Ongoing Financial Repression

Unintended Consequences Of The Ongoing Financial Repression

Grant Williams explains exactly in which situation we find ourselves today thanks to excessive interventions of governments over the past decade. We have summarized five key take-aways for readers who do not have the time to listen to the whole presentation.

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Cyprus – Confiscation Of Savings A Reality … But What Changed?

Cyprus – Confiscation Of Savings A Reality … But What Changed?

The final decision on Cyprus is about to be announced today. Our question is: which structural measures are taken (or at least are being discussed) to solve the core of the problem? What is being undertaken to avoid that this problem returns in 12 or 24 months? Because if it does, it will backfire much harder!

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Q1 2013 US Silver Eagle Sales Beats All Records

Q1 2013 US Silver Eagle Sales Beats All Records

Today’s US Mint figures show an astonishing increase of almost a million ounces in one week. March 2013 stands now at 3,356,500 silver ounces sold. Replace the latest figure in the above table and it becomes clear how this is the best first quarter ever.

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Cyprus – A Frightening Update After An Historic Bank Holiday

Cyprus – A Frightening Update After An Historic Bank Holiday

Which changes is the country undergoing since Friday March 15th (the day before the historic bank holiday started)? What are the new constraints for holders of deposit accounts, also known as capital controls. How does this all relate to gold?

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Financial Astrology: Canadian Banks at Risk?

The TSX has been very neutral since the end of January, perhaps signaling consolidation for a breakout or the eerie calm could turn into a sudden storm that no one was expecting or prepared for. While everyone is distracted with Cyprus and Europe, Canada could have it’s own mysterious banking scandal. Watch for a bullish move in gold and silver beginning near April 4th.

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Gold – Do You Believe Central Banks or Bloomberg?

| March 26, 2013 | Articles: General
Gold – Do You Believe Central Banks or Bloomberg?

Bloomberg claimed that Russia has been a bigger buyer of gold over the past decade than China – by a full 25%. Based on data about gold imports through Hong Kong and the fact that Chinese production doesn’t leave the country, it seemed to me that this could not be right. The Chinese central bank holds an official 1,054 tonnes of gold in its reserves. Bloomberg states that China has added somewhere around 425 tonnes over the past decade.

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Swiss Politician: Gold Reserves Guarantee Stability Of The Swiss Franc

Switzerland, which is often referred to as the most gold friendly country in the world, made its democracy work. A right-wing party succeeded in collecting some 106,000 signatures. This referendum was submitted to the federal authorities with the aim to stop the sale of gold reserves by the Swiss National Bank and to repatriate the gold that is stored in the US.

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Central Banks Have Taken On Fire-Fighting Tasks In This Crisis

The trend towards political influence is not restricted to the euro area. It is a global phenomenon. The central banks have taken on fire-fighting tasks in the crisis and in the process have also blurred the boundary between monetary policy and government fiscal policy.

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Physical Silver Investors Continue Their Record High Accumulation

Physical Silver Investors Continue Their Record High Accumulation

The latest ETF and US Mint figures show that physical silver demand is historically high and continues to be so. What does this mean?

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The Government Debt Situation Japan: A Catastrophe Waiting To Happen

In what we consider a magnificent speech, Kyle Bass explains why he believes the Japanese government debt bubble is explosive in nature. He expects this bubble to burst soon, although he reiterates that it is impossible to know when exactly this will happen.

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Sprott: Research Shows 4,500 Tonnes Of Unexplained US Gold Exports

Sprott: Research Shows 4,500 Tonnes Of Unexplained US Gold Exports

The total amount of gold that the US has exported – above and beyond its supply capability – is almost 4,500 tonnes, says Eric Sprott based on his own research! A truly stunning figure.

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10 Lessons Cyprus Is Teaching The World About Money & Gold

The Cypriot case is all over the place, in all types of media. However, it is amazing how the following simple facts remain underexposed. For those who are willing to see, here is what Cyprus is teaching the whole world about money, the debt crisis and gold.

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