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Why Mainstream Media, Main Street And Institutions Fail To See The Benefits Of Gold

| October 11, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Why Mainstream Media, Main Street And Institutions Fail To See The Benefits Of Gold

This is the second article in a five part series that is based on a Q&A with Nick Barisheff, CEO of Bullion Management Group Inc. and author of the book “$10,000 Gold: Why Gold’s Inevitable Rise is the Investor’s Safe Haven.” His book will be released later this year but is available now for pre-order on Amazon.com. The main idea behind this article: financial assets and hard assets tend to evolve in opposite directions on a very long term timeframe. Those are simply the dynamics of economic cycles. Many of today’s investors have no other experience than what’s happened in the long bull market of financial assets, between 1980 and […]

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The End of Austerity

| October 11, 2012 | Articles: Insights
The End of Austerity

It’s a common myth that the Labour government in power when the Great Depression went global in 1931 was forced to resign by a banker’s ramp, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. The British prime minister, Ramsay Macdonald, denied it at the time. Close academic study has since found evidence lacking, too. But the idea of millionaires in top hats conspiring to weaken both the Pound and British debt (then consuls, now gilts) still lingers. By demanding gold for their paper at the Bank of England, these interwar illuminati effectively handed a direct demand to London, ordering a cut in welfare payments so severe that Labour politicians – elected by the “working man” – had no […]

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Infographic: Is Silver The New Gold Created By The Silver Bomb

| October 10, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Infographic: Is Silver The New Gold Created By The Silver Bomb

Anyone that spends time at Goldsilverworlds.com knows that precious metals are the best way to hedge against inflation and the rapidly decreasing fall in the value of the dollar. And while gold remains a smart move, there’s much to be said for silver. Why? Because, unlike gold, silver has an inherent value that goes well beyond scarcity. Without silver the world as we know it would literally stop. The computer screen on which you are reading these words, has silver in it. The TV you watch, has silver in it…and the list goes on and on. This infographic was created to help investors learn about the underlying reasons behind silver’s increasing […]

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The Bank Was Saved, and the People Were Ruined

By Jeff Thomas, International Man The above quote is from William Gouge, commenting on the Panic of 1819. The panic had been caused when the First Bank of the United States had first expanded the money supply dramatically by offering loans, then contracted the money supply by tightening its requirements for new loans, causing a crash. This is a useful quote, as, in its simplicity, it states the very nature of crashes brought on by irresponsible banking practices. In every case in which this occurs, it is possible through the complicity of the government of the day. The origin of this syndrome goes back to Mayer Rothschild, a very clever […]

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Did You Get These Warnings? Gold?

| October 8, 2012 | Articles: Insights

Editor’s Note: It’s easy not to see the fundamental developments because of the day-to-day news streams and information overload (we tend to call it “noise”). So it can take some time to start  connecting the dots and clearly see a red line. In this article, people who are not seeing it clearly yet, get some hints. As far as the link with precious metals is concerned, it’s very simple in our view: could there be a link between the warnings described in this article and the price of gold? “Oh … so it’s not the gold price going up, but something else coming down?” November 21, 2002: Bernanke gave his “helicopter” […]

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Michael Pento Confirms Gold Is The Answer To Excessive Money Printing And Inflation

Michael Pento’s latest commentary on the markets is published below. Mr. Pento is the founder and President of Pento Portfolio Stragies, a company that offers (separate) managed accounts. In a nutshell, he explains why the stock markets are going up while economic data clearly show there is no growth in the economies all over the world. Basically the Central Banks are destroying the value of their currencies with their monetary policies, which leaves investors with one valuable option on the longer run: gold, silver, energy, agriculture. An anecdote worth mentioning: during a recent interview on King World News, Michael Pento mentions a quote from Ben Bernanke in which the Chairman […]

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Fed QE and Gold, Silver

| October 6, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Fed QE and Gold, Silver

After the Federal Reserve launched QE3 last month, investors and speculators are growing excited about its future impact on gold and silver. Though the Fed’s QE3 campaign started out relatively small, its open-ended nature is utterly unprecedented. Thus an unknown amount of future inflation will be spawned. Naturally gold and silver thrive in such environments, as they proved during QE1 and QE2. Of course QE stands for quantitative easing. Even as a lifelong student of the financial markets, I don’t recall hearing this term before late 2008’s epic stock panic. Central banks are notorious for trying to cloak their actions. So although “quantitative easing” was universally derided historically, it was […]

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The Solar Silver Thrust

| October 6, 2012 | Articles: Insights
The Solar Silver Thrust

By Jeff Clark, BIG GOLD In early July, Japan set a premium price for solar energy that was three times the rate of conventional power. This meant utility companies would be paid three times more for electricity sourced from solar. It’s widely expected that the premium will ignite the use of solar power – and solar uses a lot of silver. Silver Demand from PV Panels As you may know, silver is used in photovoltaic (PV) technology to generate solar power. A typical solar panel uses a fair amount of the metal – roughly two-thirds of an ounce (20 grams). To put that in perspective, a cellphone contains around 200 […]

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Gold Wars revisited

| October 5, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Gold Wars revisited

The following is an essay version of a speech given by Spanish trader and economist Felix Moreno de la Cova, at a recent event in Madrid to mark the publication of the Spanish version of Gold Wars by the late Ferdinand Lips. GoldMoney would like to thank the Asociación Española de Metales Preciosos and Barbara Lips of the Lips Institute for their work on this project. The sadly departed Ferdinand Lips left us an astounding legacy with this jewel of a book. It sends a powerful message that our political and banking elite would do well to remember, and is even more relevant now in light of current events. Lips was a private Swiss banker and a […]

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Investment Poker: Nightmare in the Danger Zone

| October 5, 2012 | Articles: Insights

You just took $500,000 (half your net worth) and sat down at a no-limit Texas Hold ‘em game in the Wall Street Casino. You are anxious but feel confident, based on good intelligence and planning. Then you look at the other players at the table: A prominent Washington D. C. lobbyist. A TBTF (Too Big To Fail) banker with deep political connections. The CEO of a major oil company with tentacles into a dozen countries and strong influence in Congress. A Senator known for his insider trading information derived from his Committee Chairman post. A High Frequency Trader with banks of computers at his disposal in addition to several PhD’s […]

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Crossing The Line In The Sand

| October 3, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Crossing The Line In The Sand

The bankers have drawn a line in the sand at $1900 for gold. The sand, however, is far more important than the line. In 1949, in his classic treatise, Human Action, Ludwig von Mises, the noted Austrian economist wrote: All present-day governments are fanatically committed to an easy money policy. As has been mentioned already, the British Government has asserted that credit expansion has performed “the miracle…of turning a stone into bread.” The British government’s belief that credit expansion can produce the economic equivalent of turning stone into bread is similar to heroin’s amazing ability to turn pain into pleasure; and, while both may do so, the use of such […]

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Silver Investor Newsletter: The October Edition Is Out

A new month, a new edition of David Morgan’s Silver Investor newsletter. If we had to choose only three newsletters to read, out of the dozens on which we are subscribed … the one from David Morgan would undoubtedly be one of them. Although we cannot disclose details on the content, we want to highlight the kind of topics that David Morgan is presenting in his latest newsletter (published past weekend). Subscribers of the newsletter can read in detail: Why we have reached the point of no return in the economy An economic & monetary analysis on the recently announced QE3 The real motives of the US Fed (not the […]

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Less than 900 days for hyperinflation in the US?

| September 30, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Less than 900 days for hyperinflation in the US?

John Williams, who is the founder of ShadowStats.com, stated during a recent interview that the US is on track to become victim of hyperinflation the latest in 2014. He believes that “open ended QE” (which is nothing more than monetizing debt) is the key problem. He explains there is an annual deficit of 5 trillion dollar per year in the US, which includes the unfunded liabilities.  He declares the situation “beyond containment”. Central planners are responding to the current economic problems by simply increasing the amount of printed money. John Williams his expectations are that  we’ll soon see a heavy sell off in the dollar, quickly followed by a significant […]

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Determining the value of gold

| September 30, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Determining the value of gold

When considering whether gold is a value investment, one needs to first recognise that gold does not have a balance sheet, management team, price-earnings ratio or any of the other things one needs to analyse before making an investment. Also, gold does not generate any cash flow, so it does not pay a dividend. We can therefore conclude from these observations that gold is not an investment. Indeed, it is something different, which means that normal investment analytical techniques cannot be used to determine gold’s value. Value of course arises from an item’s usefulness, and gold is useful because it is money. Though only used as currency these days in […]

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