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The Misguided Case for Capital Controls

The Misguided Case for Capital Controls

There should be no doubt that when the US government decides to implement capital controls or other restrictive measures, it will likely have the near-total support of the media and by extension the majority of the people. The time to internationally diversify your assets is running out.

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The Economic Case For Savers To Allocate Wealth To Physical Gold

The Economic Case For Savers To Allocate Wealth To Physical Gold

This piece seeks to make the economic case for savers to allocate wealth to physical gold (in proper form) and for investors to allocate capital to precious metal miners. Our argument orients readers with our economic and market predispositions, seeks to explain current macroeconomic events within that context and outlines gold’s fundamental valuation framework.

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Gold & Silver – Three Critical Questions

Gold & Silver – Three Critical Questions

The recent price crash leaves us with three critical questions which we try to answer in an objective way in this article. How are bullion owners protected, or what are the benefits of owning physical over paper? What does the disconnect between physical and paper mean? Is the “end of the bull market” for real, or when to sell your gold?

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Silver – A Bipolar Roller Coaster

For your emotional and financial sanity and physical health, get off the bipolar silver roller coaster, buy physical silver, relax, and watch the spectacle as the central banks of the world drive the value of paper currency toward zero.

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A Tipping Point In The Financial System – Part 2

Do economists, central bankers, and governments really believe that printing money creates wealth and prosperity? I doubt they do, but they do know that printing money helps the “extend and pretend” confidence game, and it allows an increasingly unstable system to persist for a little longer. When does it stop?

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Jim Rickards: Gold Is Always Rallying Somewhere

Jim Rickards: Gold Is Always Rallying Somewhere

Gold is 25% up in the last 3 months, but it’s up in Yen, not dollars. This is where currency wars and gold dynamics come together. Gold is always rallying somewhere; right now it is rallying in Yen. Meantime you can always make money in gold, as it is always 5 o’clock somewhere.

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Our Financial System – Could March Become A Tipping Point In History

Bank deposits are neither safe nor sacred. More financial disasters are inevitable and imminent. Your standard of living is likely to decline. Governments, agencies, and bankers are preparing for more confiscations. Plan on it! Buy gold and silver and remove it from the banking system.

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Gold & Silver Market Review – March 2013

Gold & Silver Market Review – March 2013

The primary trend has been confirmed in the past month through various signals. At the same time, a heroic battle is going on by central planners to suppress natural market forces which is blatantly visible in the gold market. Related to gold, we have witnessed historic extremes in the past couple of weeks.

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The First Crack In The Bond Market Is A Fact

Cyprus made us clear that our money on the bank is not our money, it is the bank’s money. Moreover, there is more debt in the world than there are assets to pay, so somebody has to pay for the debts. Those are the key thoughts about Cyprus by Bob Moriarty.

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The Great Disconnect Between Paper & Physical Silver

| April 2, 2013 | Articles: Insights
The Great Disconnect Between Paper & Physical Silver

This article proves how paper silver (i.e. silver futures market) has been able to cap the silver price despite exceptional strength in the physical silver market. The first quarter of 2013 revealed this great disconnect based on publicly available data. Besides, silver expert Ted Butler calculates an historic concentration of short positions by JP Morgan allowing the bank to control the silver price.

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10 Lessons Cyprus Is Teaching The World About Money & Gold – Part Two

The Cypriot case is all over the place, in all types of media. However, it is amazing how the following simple facts remain underexposed. It is one thing to look at the news; it is another thing to look at the learning that comes out of the news. 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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Micro-documentary: Weimar Hyperinflation 1923 vs USA Today

A short but powerful documentary shows the similarities between the evolution towards the hyperinflationary period in the Weymar Republic in 1923 / 1924, and the USA today. The similarities appear to be striking!

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Newsflash: Wakeup Call From Cyprus To The Rest Of The World

Major news hit the wires on Saturday March 16th. Cyprus, although a very small island in Southern Europe, is the next country to announce a bailout of their banks. European officials and the government in Cyprus worked out a deal in which depositors become part of the bailout: every depositor of a bank in Cyprus will be charged a “one-time fee” of either 6.75% (for deposit less than 100,000 euros) or 9.9% (for deposits exceeding 100,000 euros).  Source: Reuters. More facts related to this crucial event: The rescue package by the EU and IMF is worth 10 billion euros ($13 billion). The government stated that this bailout deal was a […]

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An Introduction To The Sound Principles Of Austrian Economics

The Austrian view on economics – many know it from the surface, but a minority has studied the principles. This article explains the basics and applies it to today’s economy. It appears that the world could avoid a lot of suffering by applying the sound principles of Austrian economics.

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