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How Sound Money Principles Can Bolster Your Personal Finances

How Sound Money Principles Can Bolster Your Personal Finances

Sound money principles can serve to help grow the economy and restrain government. The political class, however, doesn’t particularly want to restrain itself. Washington, D.C. is addicted to the easy money policies that have enabled $20 trillion in national debt accumulation and tens of trillions more in unfunded liabilities. Even with a new and unconventional GOP president who vows to take on waste and overregulation, the built-in momentum of “mandatory” spending means the Trump budgets won’t be balanced. The debt will keep growing – and likely at a faster pace than the economy. Thus, political demand for the Federal Reserve’s artificially low interest rates and Treasury bond purchases will continue […]

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Trump World: What Happens to Your Investments Now?

Trump World: What Happens to Your Investments Now?

Donald Trump’s victory came as the first surprise for many around the world. The reaction in the markets was the second surprise. Investors got what they expected for a few hours overnight as the ballot results came in; stocks were crushed and metals spiked higher. By mid-morning on Wednesday, however, stocks were surging and metals rolled over. Now, a few days post-election, commentators and “experts” have written stories to explain the action in markets. Some of these stories may even prove true. But at this early stage, investors should recognize that markets mostly reflect hopes, fears, and high frequency trading shenanigans. Reality tends to arrive later. All eyes are focused […]

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Fed Chair Yellen’s Plan B: “Intervene Directly” in Stock Market

Fed Chair Yellen’s Plan B: “Intervene Directly” in Stock Market

October could see a ramping up of volatility across all asset markets. The month is notorious on Wall Street for the 1987 stock market crash. Fall crashes also occurred in 2002 and 2008. Are we due for another one? Perhaps. Some analysts think it will come after the election. Others think the stock market will stay elevated until the Federal Reserve raises rates. The Fed will be out of the picture this month – at least as far as policy decisions are concerned. The Fed won’t convene another policy meeting until November 1-2. Most Fed watchers expect the central bank to avoid making any rate moves so close to the […]

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The Federal Reserve Note “Dollar” Is Indeed Dying, but Not Next Week

The Federal Reserve Note “Dollar” Is Indeed Dying, but Not Next Week

Some say the U.S. dollar may die 5 days hence. The Chinese renminbi will kill it. Much is being made of plans by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to add the renminbi to its basket of strategic reserve currencies called Special Drawing Rights (SDR). The IMF will make the change on October 1. While the implications for the Federal Reserve Note, currently the U.S. dollar, as the world’s primary reserve currency may be profound over time and the importance of this event should not be overlooked, the impact is unlikely to happen overnight. The composition of the SDR may change on October 1, but few people understand what the SDR […]

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War on Cash Turns to $20, $50, and $100 Bills

War on Cash Turns to $20, $50, and $100 Bills

Harvard professor and economist Ken Rogoff is once again leading the chorus of high-level academics and officials who declare cash is only for criminals. He made his case in a recent Wall Street Journal editorial called the “Sinister Side of Cash.” The solution, he declares, is to simply get rid of anything but the smallest bank notes. In his vision, drug dealers, human traffickers, and tax cheats are everywhere, but they are reliant on cash. Our benevolent central planners can largely incapacitate them by ridding society of anything larger than a $10 bill. Kingpins won’t know what to do when a single-engine Cessna full of cocaine requires a Boeing 747 full […]

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Unprecedented Global Bond Bubble Threatens Holders of Cash

Unprecedented Global Bond Bubble Threatens Holders of Cash

As big as previous real estate and stock market bubbles have been, the current global bubble in government debt dwarfs them all. Not only is it far bigger in size and scope (some $60 trillion in sovereign bonds now trade globally); it is also unprecedented in character. The world has rarely seen a bond bull market that is not only 36 years old, but also shows few signs of ending. And never before in recorded history have interest rates gotten so low across the board. How much lower can interest rates go? Conventional wisdom once held that rates could only get as low as 0%. WRONG! In the current crazed […]

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Craig Hemke: Central Banks Able to Get “Trading Machines” to Pump Up Markets, for Now…

Craig Hemke: Central Banks Able to Get “Trading Machines” to Pump Up Markets, for Now…

Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Craig Hemke of the TF Metals Report. Craig runs one of the most highly respected and well known blogs in the industry and has been covering the precious metals for close to a decade now and puts out some of the best analysis on banking schemes, the flaws of Keynesian economics and evidence of manipulation in the gold and silver markets. Craig it’s great to have you back and thanks again for joining us today. Welcome. Craig Hemke: Hey Mike, it’s always a pleasure. Thanks for the invite. Mike Gleason: Well we’ve got […]

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The Sidelines Could Be More Dangerous for Investors Than Getting on the Field

The Sidelines Could Be More Dangerous for Investors Than Getting on the Field

bullion investors have stopped investing in precious metals despite premiums being at the low end of the range. The article goes on to explain why this is happening and how dangerous it is for people to be running to cash at a time like this.

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China’s Monetary Ascension Is Paved with Gold

China’s Monetary Ascension Is Paved with Gold

The Chinese yuan is about to be a fierce competitor to the U.S. dollar when it becomes a top tier currency in October. Stefan points out that China has been able to achieve this status by stockpiling gold in the People’s Bank of China.

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How the Currency Market affects the Price of Gold and Silver

How the Currency Market affects the Price of Gold and Silver

There are many drivers of precious metal prices, such as global economic growth, supply and demand, inflation expectations, interest rates, production, geopolitical turmoil, etc. Having said that, one of the primary drivers of the prices of the two most popular precious metals gold and silver, that investors always need to keep an eye on, are movements in the global currency market. Gold, silver and the US dollar The US dollar is the base currency for both gold and silver. That means in the global commodity markets, both gold and silver are generally bought using US dollars. Therefore, if the dollar weakens, gold and silver become cheaper to purchase and their […]

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Stock Markets Erase Brexit Losses: Is the Fallout Already Behind Us?

Stock Markets Erase Brexit Losses: Is the Fallout Already Behind Us?

It is way too early to sound the “all clear” signal, and the real Brexit fallout may still be ahead. Here are some developments that investors should weigh carefully…

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The Coming Dollar Collapse “Americans Still Have Time To Prepare”

I found this video and wanted to share with everyone. The video is a year old? However the problem represented in this video is still very current and upon us. Great source of information. I’m interested to know your thoughts. Video was published by MoneyBags73.

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Zika, ZIRP, and NIRP Viruses

Zika, ZIRP, and NIRP Viruses

The Zika virus is the newest threat to humanity, especially pregnant women, so they say. Big Pharma is working feverishly to create a vaccine. Chances are the vaccine will be created, highly profitable, and Big Pharma will be “held harmless” for injuries to those who were vaccinated. Add GM mosquitoes, birth defects, Brazilian Olympics, big profits, and the story becomes a huge distraction. John Rappoport has suggested there is more to the story.   There is money to be made on vaccines and GM mosquitos, and money to be lost if sales of pesticides and other chemicals are reduced. It is clear in which direction the politics will lean. The Zika virus should remind us of other […]

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Printing Money without Borrowing

Printing Money without Borrowing

We come to the key point; if the quantity of money is not the whole truth, then what is? The whole truth is that it’s the quality of money that counts. Gold and Silver have quality that cannot be denied or destroyed. Paper has only an illusion of value. When the Emperor’s spear falters, so does the illusory value of his chits. The Petro Dollar is faltering. The Empire of Chaos is faltering. Change your Fiat paper promises for some real money before it’s too late.

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