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Gold And The Cold War

| November 15, 2012 | Articles: Insights

De Toqueville’s amazing prediction in 1835 about the destinies of Russia and the Anglo-Americans was every bit the equal to those made by his illustrious French predecessor, Michel de Nostradame. “There are now two great nations in the world, which starting from different points, seem to be advancing toward the same goal: the Russians and the Anglo-Americans… Each seems called by some secret design of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world.”  in “Democracy in America”, Alexis de Toqueville, 1835 In the 1830s, Russiawas a czarist empire and the UShad fought its war of independence from Englandonly 60 years before. The idea of […]

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The Age of Entitlement and Need to Own Gold

| November 13, 2012 | Articles: Insights
The Age of Entitlement and Need to Own Gold

This can be a good thing, if (and it’s a big “if”) the people do their homework and vote based on facts, not on rumor or innuendo – Shakespeare in Julius Caesar Many of our leaders, writers and philosophers have said similar things down the years and it would appear to be apt today. It’s time for us to admit that we vote for those who offer us the most regardless of how it will be paid for. As voters we are all for getting the economy sorted so long as it doesn’t involve our entitlements being diminished in any way at all. After all we have become accustomed to these benefits […]

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Physical Gold Demand: Secrets To Be Unveiled ?

| November 11, 2012 | Articles: Insights

With news hitting the wires about the central banks’ gold holdings being questioned, the pressure for transparency is increasing. GoldMoney published a podcast in which Jim Willie is being interviewed about the situation in the physical gold market, especially triggered by the latest stories of central banks’ gold. Jim Willie is known for the inside information he gets from various sources deep into the gold market, apart from his “ultra-direct” style. Some of the statements he made are well worth reflecting. We collected some highlights which you can find below. The situation in the physical gold market can be summarized as being incredibly tight. Both Jim Willie and the host Alasdair Macleod agree […]

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The Tragedy Of The Euro! What About Germany?

| November 10, 2012 | Articles: Insights
The Tragedy Of The Euro! What About Germany?

This article is written by Brecht Arnaert who is the editor of www.safecapital.eu, an in-depth newsletter for preservation of capital, with the support from Global Gold. 2012 has been a year of great turmoil for the euro. But our economy is not the only thing that is in crisis. Our economic theory is too, and even more so: for decades macro-economic policy has been conducted within a Keynesian framework, and while no Keynesian economist has predicted this crisis, or even is able to explain it’s causes, we are still listening to them today to get out of the mess they brought us into. I would say that this is a problem of […]

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Big Inflation Coming

| November 10, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Big Inflation Coming

Well, Americans voted and the winner is inflation. Half our voting populace inexplicably decided to award a second term to Obama. Four more years of mind-boggling record deficits and record national debt growth! Obama’s Administration spent roughly 50% more than the government took in, which can essentially only be financed in two ways. Borrowing from foreigners and running the printing presses. The latter of course is pure inflation. And the Fed bent over backwards with its quantitative-easing campaigns to buy massive amounts of the Treasury debt Obama ran up on our children’s credit cards. It created trillions of new fiat dollars out of thin air to purchase Treasuries to finance […]

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The Invisible Experiment With Money And Gold

| November 8, 2012 | Articles: Insights

Michael MacDonald and Christopher Whitestone did a superb Q&A with GoldSilverWorlds. In their book “The Silver Bomb” (available on Amazon.com), they wrote about their views on the world and the markets. They have summarized it and enriched with recent facts and figures. The markets are completely bought and paid for, corrupt,  and manipulated … “a farce”. We are in a corruption bubble, the largest corruption bubble the world has ever seen in modern history and perhaps in all history. This is the first time that the world has been united within instant communication, instant information, instant deposit or receipt of funds into any bank account or financial institution. Michael says: […]

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Money Is Neutral – The Great Keynesian Fallacy

| November 7, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Money Is Neutral – The Great Keynesian Fallacy

This article is an excerpt from the Mountain Vision newsletter. We stronlgy encourage you to subscribe to the service. In this week´s edition of Mountain Vision, I will dig deeper into a subject I have only indirectly touched upon in some of my previous postings. Basically it is one of the greatest fallacies in both the Keynesian and Monetarist theoretical framework that will ultimately help decide your optimal portfolio allocation! Both Keynesians and Monetarists build their models on the assumption that money is neutral with regard to the economic outcome. In other words, the mainstream economists believe that monetary policy should be used to increase aggregate demand in the short run […]

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Unallocated Gold Storage Or Accounts: Avoid This Risk When Buying Gold

| November 1, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Unallocated Gold Storage Or Accounts: Avoid This Risk When Buying Gold

This is the third of 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. In our first article, we discussed the single most important reason for gold’s primary upward trend pointing to $10,000. The second part provided insights in the unwillingness of people and the media to see the real benefits of owning physical gold. In this third article, we look at the risks to avoid when buying precious metals. […]

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Part III – Did You Get These Warnings? Gold?

| October 30, 2012 | Articles: Insights

Bernanke announced on September 13, 2012 a massive “money printing” program – QE3 – that will increase the money supply, help the large banks, create more commodity price inflation, and lower the standard of living of most of the middle class in the United States. Read what other authors had to say about QE3: We Have Been Warned! – Part 2 It is relatively easy to predict further commodity price inflation and that hard assets, not paper assets, will help protect purchasing power. But it is much more difficult to project where else this money printing leads and to what extent a crash is inevitable. What is the endgame? Will it […]

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Timing The Gold Bull

| October 30, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Timing The Gold Bull

The question of when gold’s long awaited ascent will happen is not without precedence. A similar question is still being asked by the Jews concerning the appearance of the Messiah. Prediction has always been an inexact science. TIMING MARKETS AND TIMING GOLD In my book, Time of the Vulture, How to Survive the Crisis and Prosper in the Process, I quote market timer and industry insider, Rick Ackerman: …the stock market is a rigged game… It really is just a giant carny game, one in which there are only predator and prey, and precious few big winners. Wall Street’s best and brightest may have more teeth and fewer tattoos than […]

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Gold And A Stable Monetary Base Lead To Economic Prosperity & Peace – Germany’s Case

| October 28, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Gold And A Stable Monetary Base Lead To Economic Prosperity & Peace – Germany’s Case

We recently wrote The Case For A Higher Gold Price Based On Monetary History, which describes the analogy between the end of Bretton Woods and a potential end of the current hegemony of the US dollar as a reserve currency. Today we present another case in monetary history: Germany in the 20th century. This case is particularly interesting because it’s often cited as a prime example of hyperinflation. The key question in this case is what the root cause was of the hyperinflation and which measure(s) brought the situation back under control. Ultimately, here at GoldSilverWorlds, we are interested in understanding if there is any link with Gold. While researching what […]

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Special Offer – Get The Ebook “Stack Silver Get Gold” For Free Till October 31st

| October 27, 2012 | Articles: Insights

A new gold and silver investing ebook is available on Amazon.com, via Kindle. It’s entitled “Stack Silver Get Gold” and in fact the tagline says it all: “How to Buy Gold and Silver Bullion without Getting Ripped Off.” The ebook is straight to the point and contains everything you need to know to safely start investing in gold and silver today. It doesn’t contain pictures or artwork. It’s sort of a gold and silver investing 101. The writer brings all its precious metals investing knowledge which he collected for more than a decade. The author offers a free download period between today and October 31st. What’s more, everyone who downloads […]

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Buy The Dips In The Gold Price: Two Reliable Buying Indicators

Buy The Dips In The Gold Price: Two Reliable Buying Indicators

Only looking at the gold price chart as an indicator to make a gold or silver purchase is not the best thing to do. One could be distracted by the fact that gold (in most currencies) is somewhere near its all-time highs. One should be more than anything else look at the fundamentals. Those fundamentals have never been better for gold & silver. The most important ones include the follwoing: the monetary base is expanding at a high pace and monetary policies around the world all point to a continuation of that trend, the so-called “money printing” policies are taking place on a global basis and are associated with the debasement […]

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Gold Bubble About To Inflate As Government Bond Bubble Ready To Burst

| October 25, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Gold Bubble About To Inflate As Government Bond Bubble Ready To Burst

Grant Williams, author of the economic newsletter Things That Make You Go Hmm who has been working for more than 2 decades in the financial industry, recorded this remarkable video presentation about economic bubbles. In fact, bubbles are very easy to spot because of their valuations that go out-of-control and are not justified by any fundamental measure. Yet almost all people get trapped, every time again, by participating in the frenziness and joining too late. Grant Williams says in his introduction that “Bubbles happen because the vast majority of people can’t see for what they are”. Knowing that the first bubble dates from the 17th century, one should expect at least that the […]

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