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The Recovery Reality Check Summit organized by Casey Research – a unique audio collection

| April 22, 2012 | Articles: Insights

How 31 Financial Luminaries Plan to Profit in the Coming Months and Years.  Imagine an elite investor “master class” run by some of the world’s top financial minds. On the faculty are David Stockman, director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Reagan… Harry Dent, a widely followed analyst and best-selling author of The Great Crash Ahead… Lacy Hunt, executive VP of Hoisington Investment Management… and 28 more financial luminaries. Their charge: to provide insights into the economy, answer pressing investment questions, and reveal their personal strategies to profit from the markets. What would it be worth to you to sit in on an event like this? Well, such […]

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Own physical Gold? This infographic explores Vaulted Gold as one of your options.

Own physical Gold? This infographic explores Vaulted Gold as one of your options.

When you want to own physical gold, you have three options to store it : (1) at home which carries obviously a high risk (2) in a safe deposit box (3) in a professional, high security vault which is the easiest solution. Some of the most known companies where you can buy physical gold and store it in a professional vault, are GoldMoney or Bullionvault. They have gained trust as they have grown their customer base with an optimal service and as they exist for quite some time now. The infographic below – created by TrustableGold.com – provides interesting details on the vaulted gold option you have to buy and […]

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China Commodities Drag

| April 21, 2012 | Articles: Insights
China Commodities Drag

Commodities have been sinking like stones since late February, an unusual divergence from the rallying stock markets. This relentless weakness has wreaked havoc on commodities sentiment, leading traders to abandon commodities stocks. As we all try to make sense of this surreal bloodbath, one catalyst keeps coming up. Western perceptions of the Chinese economy have been a real drag on commodities. China is indeed one of the major drivers of this past decade’s secular commodities bulls. As the world’s most-populous country, it has over 1.3b people who collectively consume vast amounts of resources. China sports the fastest-growing major economy on the planet, which has recently catapulted it to become the […]

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Sociopathy Is Running the US – Part Two

| April 20, 2012 | Articles: Insights

By Doug Casey, Casey Research I recently wrote an article that addresses the subject of sociopaths and how they insinuate themselves into society. Although the subject doesn’t speak directly to what stock you should buy or sell to increase your wealth, I think it’s critical to success in the markets. It goes a long way towards explaining what goes on in the heads of people like Bernie Madoff and therefore how you can avoid being hurt by them. But there’s a lot more to the story. At this point, it seems as if society at large has been captured by Madoff clones. If that’s true, the consequences can’t be good. […]

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Gold Wars by Ferdinand Lips in Spanish

| April 17, 2012 | Articles: Insights

Spanish speakers rejoice! The late Ferdinand Lips’s epic book Gold Wars: The Battle Against Sound Money as Seen From a Swiss Perspective has just been published in Spanish for the first time, with sponsorship from the GoldMoney Foundation. The first versions of the book (in English and German) were published back in 2001 – on the cusp of gold’s latest bull market. Gold Wars makes a thorough case for the gold standard, and shows how and why governments and central banks turned against gold over the course of the 20th century. Lips is particularly scathing about how the financial elite in his own country, Switzerland, turned against their own sound money tradition – calling this […]

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Currency wars will boost gold

| April 16, 2012 | Articles: Insights

Gold and silver got whacked again on Friday, prompted this time by news that economic growth in China came in at a disappointing 8.1%. This was down from 8.9% in the previous quarter, and the slowest rate for three years. Chinese consumer prices were up 3.6% in March – below the government’s 4% target and considerably off the 6.5% reached last July. The BBC notes that the People’s Bank of China is likely to take further measures to “loosen monetary policy” in response to this disappointing data. At the same time, Spain’s debt woes are creating fresh enthusiasm for the dollar as a “safe haven”. The Dollar Index is back above 80, […]

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Does Gold Investing Pay?

| April 13, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Does Gold Investing Pay?

Gold Investing yields no income. But does it make life cheaper in future…? What’s the point of investing? Plenty of people below 50 today – and a good many older – might well wonder, says Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Two stock market crashes, two recessions and a global house-price slump make the last decade a worse advert for investing than One Direction are for clean-living youth. Yes, silver and Gold Investing stand out in contrast, but they don’t actually yield any interest. Nor do cash, bonds, Treasuries or stocks anymore. But while the point of investing might be hard to see today, its purpose is plain: “Investing [is] the transfer to others of purchasing power now with the reasoned expectation of receiving […]

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Gold QE3 Scares

| April 9, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Gold QE3 Scares

Sellers hammered gold again this week on news from the Fed. The minutes from its latest FOMC meeting convinced traders the odds for a third round of quantitative easing are waning. This was the latest in a long line of QE3 scares that have become the bane of gold’s existence. But they are merely a distraction from the Fed’s ongoing massive monetary inflation behind the scenes, which is very bullish for gold. Gold has suffered much from QE3 scares. This week’s FOMC minutes drove it 3.4% lower in 2 trading days. On the last day of February, gold plummeted 5.1% after the Fed Chairman’s testimony to Congress made QE3 look […]

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Savings, investment, and the Keynesian preference – a follow-up

| April 7, 2012 | Articles: Insights

There is a general belief that government finances are somehow immune from the financial reality faced by everyone else – an illusion fostered by bond markets and supported by the public’s wishful thinking. 42FPRUQ29GEG Look no further than the plight of the eurozone for evidence of the reality. Not only that, but history tells us that countries regularly default, yet we continue to buy government bonds in the belief they are less risky than any private sector debt. And if we begin to question the status quo, we are even told by financial regulators that government debt is less risky than anything else. Banking regulation enshrines it in Basel Committee guidelines, […]

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Gold’s Decade-Long Bull Run is Dead

Gold’s Decade-Long Bull Run is Dead

…says Gartman.  From Forbes entry in the ‘Running of the Goldbugs, 2012′ sweepstakes: Bernanke delivered the fatal blow to gold’s ten year bull market, according to Dennis Gartman.   Gold has been in bear territory since the summer of 2011, when it topped out above $1,900 an ounce, with the latest post-FOMC sell-off inflicting irreparable […]

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Buying Gold in Financial Repression

| April 4, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Buying Gold in Financial Repression

There’s no escaping financial repression. Apparently. But what about Buying Gold…?read more

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Silver investment – A prospective way to come out of your debt problems

Although gold is frequently considered as the only expensive metal that can serve the function of money, silver too is gaining significance in the investment market. The commercial use of silver is increasing and with this, the value of silver is climbing fast too and even quicker than the cost of gold. Thus, if you’re […]

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Savings, investment, and the Keynesian preference

| March 31, 2012 | Articles: Insights

Neo-classical economists underestimate the importance of the link between savings and investment. The two should be regarded as linked together: you need savings to be available for investment in new …

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Pass the Juice Please

| March 26, 2012 | Articles: Insights

In news this morning that most of the gold community was completely expecting I might add , Chairman ‘Easy Money Ben’ Bernanke announced this morning that he was concerned whether economic recovery was strong enough to sustain itself without supportive and accomodative monetary policy. Translation – near zero interest rates will remain as far as the eye can see. Talk about messing with the heads of the Fed Funds Futures traders – they are getting beat to death by this Fed. Every single time they start anticipating a rise in the short term interest rates based on economic data releases, some one or more of the Fed governors comes down from his or her […]

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