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Gold Has Been Riding The Euro Rollercoaster – Will It Continue?

Gold Has Been Riding The Euro Rollercoaster – Will It Continue?

This article describes Gold’s relationships with other currencies and how things have played out over the past year. Investors are always on the lookout for meaningful correlations that repeat over time. Gold investors have learned to follow closely the ratio between Gold and Silver prices for insights about what the future might bring. Over the past year, however, currencies have been a good “bellwether”, especially the Euro, which has been on a rollercoaster ride for the previous twelve months.

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Gold And Silver – Who (What) Do You Trust? You Have A Choice.

| January 6, 2013 | Articles: Insights

Gold and silver are NOT going up in value. An ounce or gold or an ounce of silver is still the same ounce. It is the imaginary “value” of the fiat you hold that is being debased and is relentlessly dropping. It is a subtle, but necessary change in “belief” one must always recognize, [and there are many who do, just not enough]. Instead of 250 or 900 units of fiat, it now takes 1650 units of fiat to purchase the SAME ounce of gold, and 30 units of fiat, instead of 5 or 20 units to purchase the same ounce of silver.

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Confession: Banks Ignore Risk & Sell Unethically

| December 22, 2012 | Articles: Insights

Sad. Scary. Unethical. That is how we describe the information revealed by Paul Morre, former top executive of a big bank in Scotland. We have never attended board meetings inside a bank to confirm that these statements are correct. However, basic logic combined with the evolution of the financial and banking crisis are the criteria we would use to accept this confession as evidence. Courtesy of PositiveMoney.org. Obviously most of us “intuitively” know that the most of the information contained in this confession is true. Still, it is different to hear someone “from within” talking about. The interview contains some terrific quotes which we listed at the end of this […]

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The Mayan Year Zero, Today’s Economy & Gold

| December 21, 2012 | Articles: Insights
The Mayan Year Zero, Today’s Economy & Gold

Admittedly, these are challenging times. When confronted with challenges, people tend to think more outside the box. The aim of this article is to understand our current path by looking from a broader perspective than we are used to. What if indeed these times are different? Can we find evidence that helps us understand in which direction we are heading? GoldSilverWorlds interviewed Darryl Schoon who provided a lot of insights for this article. Darryl was one of the few people who correctly predicted the big financial crash of 2008/9. He is the author of several books (highly recommended reading). Today, December 21, 2012 is a day that is anticipated by many. […]

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Is There a Best Way to Return to a Gold Standard?

| December 20, 2012 | Articles: Insights

Many of us see hair-curling rates of price inflation not too far down the road. Today inflation is hardly noticeable. But what’s coming will be so painful and so disruptive that soaring prices will become the voting public’s number-one complaint. How will the politicians respond? They will be responding to an audience for whom the idea of fiat money (even with a picture of a dead president on every bill) has been discredited. The obvious alternative to fiat money will be a return to a gold standard, and it’s hard to imagine what competing proposals might get in the way. In such an environment, being pro-gold will be politically smart. […]

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America Learns The Hard Way: Guns, Global Warming, Money Printing

| December 19, 2012 | Articles: Insights
America Learns The Hard Way: Guns, Global Warming, Money Printing

Erroneously believing themselves the cause of their good fortune, Americans continue to deny a changing world In 2006, when I began writing my book on the coming economic collapse, I didn’t know what the Fed would do regarding liquidity. At the time, whether the Fed would raise or lower interest rates was a soon-to-be multi-trillion dollar question. In the past, central banks walked a tightrope between higher and lower interest rates. Raise rates too high and economies would slow and/or contract. Keep rates are too low and inflation would result. Today, the central bankers’ monetary tightrope has become a gangplank. On December 12th, Fed Chairmen Ben Bernanke announced the Fed […]

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Silver’s Young Upleg

| December 14, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Silver’s Young Upleg

Although you wouldn’t know it from listening to all the bearish commentary out there, silver is actually enjoying a strong young upleg. Its technicals are very bullish, contradicting the prevailing pessimism gripping traders. This glaring disconnect between price action and sentiment won’t last forever. It has hammered silver stocks to depressed levels that offer a smorgasbord of opportunity for brave contrarians. As a hyper-volatile speculators’ playground, silver has always been exceptionally sensitive to prevailing sentiment. While all prices are affected by their traders’ collective greed and fear, silver’s emotional roller coaster has higher peaks and deeper valleys. Silver can skyrocket on greed like no other commodity, but the other end […]

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The Gold Market Seen Through A Glass Darkly

| December 11, 2012 | Articles: Insights
The Gold Market Seen Through A Glass Darkly

No matter what confidence game is being run, confidence is the necessary pre-requisite. This is why confidence indicators are so closely monitored by central bankers. If consumers and businesses lack confidence, they will not partake of the central banker’s credit; a necessary step in the indebting of otherwise willing victims. The credit trap is at the core of the bankers’ ponzi-scheme of credit and debt; and although today’s markets are awash with liquidity, bankers are increasingly loath to lend and customers are increasingly reluctant to borrow. Central bankers are well aware of the precarious health of their illicit franchise.  Credit and debt-based economies must constantly expand to pay constantly compounding […]

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Gold And Silver Are “Go-To” Assets For Capital Preservation

| December 10, 2012 | Articles: Insights

The new Thunder Report is out. The author reviews the macro economic prospects for 2013-15, based on the long wave or Kondratieff Cycle. In the past, following the Kondratieff Cycle gave a 91% probability on success. It is now signalling that a new crisis is looming on the horizon. Excessive debt is the key driver. The Kondratieff Cycle is in its last of four big cycles that started in 1788. The end of this large cycle will be characterized by debt reduction through INFLATION and by DEFLATION in the prices of almost everything in terms of gold. That’s why the title of the current edition of The Thunder Report is […]

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Research Shows ALL Paper Money Systems Failed

| December 7, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Research Shows ALL Paper Money Systems Failed

We often read or hear quotes like “paper money eventually fail” and “paper money always returns to its intrinsic value which is zero.” In this article, we provide evidence why these statements are true, backed by research in which 599 different forms of paper money have been analyzed. We explain in an easy to understand way what money fundamentally is, how monetary policies of governments are affecting everyone of us and how gold is first and foremost an alternative form of money (for each and every one of us, not only for an elite). Courtesy of Vince Cate for the incredibly valuable research and David Morgan who referred us to […]

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More Signs of Silver Shortage

| December 3, 2012 | Articles: Insights
More Signs of Silver Shortage

“This is the definition of a silver shortage – nothing to do with the physical amount of the substance being in deficit, but people’s psychological intention not to sell. The extent to which a shortage is developing is witnessed by the extent of backwardation.” That’s what Ned-Naylor Neyland wrote in a recent commentary (thanks to GATA for bringing it to our attention). He is the Investment Director at Cheviot Asset Management, one of the UK’s largest independently owned investment firms. His commentary was triggered by the decision of the London Bullion Markets Association (LBMA) to cut the reporting on the Silver Forward Rate on the 2nd of November, playing it down […]

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Gold Price Manipulation Proven On The Intraday Charts

| November 30, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Gold Price Manipulation Proven On The Intraday Charts

GoldSilverWorlds had the honour to do a Q&A with Dimitri Speck who is the author of the best-selling book “Geheime Goldpolitik”. He is chief financial engineer of Staedel Hanseatic and runs SeasonalCharts.com, offering a wealth of intraday trend charts. He is also one of the people who increased the pressure to create transparency in the German’s gold holdings. A lot has been written lately about the gold price manipulation and the real amounts of gold reserves of the central banks. There are several views on the same topic, the most rational one being purely statistical. As it’s easy to get caught by emotions, we have chosen in this article to […]

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A Planned Crisis? Hold More Gold!

| November 29, 2012 | Articles: Insights

We have been talking relentlessly on GoldSilverWorlds about the destruction of currency, inflation, negative real interest rates, the theft of purchasing power by excessive money printing, the risks of derivatives and the current bond bubble. We are clearly on a path to wealth destruction. Try now for a second to imagine that this path is intended and created consciously. Suppose that would be true, then what are the motives of our leaders to do so? What could be their benefit? Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States said, “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” Consider these […]

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Gold Price Manipulation Makes You Go Hmmm …

| November 29, 2012 | Articles: Insights

Grant Williams was one of our guests recently, as we had the honour to conduct an interview about his views on QE and the prospects of gold. He is the editor of the newsletter Things That Make You Go Hmmm …, an electronic magazine that is full of economic insights (the true ones, not the ones that are manipulated or created by one or another propaganda machine). In the latest edition, he writes an exclusive and in-depth section about the role of the central bank in the gold market. It is linked to one of the articles we published ealier about the “dusty” situation of the central banks’ real gold reserves and their involvement […]

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