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China Must Be Very Concerned About The US Dollar

China Must Be Very Concerned About The US Dollar

China is buying gold to hedge against the dollar’s loss of value, they are not necessarily buying gold to introduce a new gold standard and impose it as a world reserve currency. From that perspective, the Chinese must be very concerned about the dollar.

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A Monetary Low Point, By All Standards

A Monetary Low Point, By All Standards

In the end, this is really simple. The Bank of Japan wants investors and economic agents to believe that it is “doing something” that has the power to alter the country’s economic and financial course. That has never been the case, and it certainly is not now with a measure of “stimulus” in a manner already fully saturated with prior “stimulus.” And it doesn’t take any monetary expertise or specialized training to see this. Simple common sense will do. There is no Greenspan put, only an irrational fear of the Greenspan put. If the Federal Reserve or the Bank of Japan had any real power, we wouldn’t need to argue about whether there is a real recovery or not.

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Gold Standard – The way to Liberty

Gold Standard – The way to Liberty

A de-politicization of money and thus the return to all its facets as a store of value and means of exchange, would be beneficial for a broad minded- liberal society rather than a centrally – doctrinaire social order. The gold standard of a currency captures the otherwise nearly limitless power of politics and thereby gives people freedom.

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Gold Is Money: Utopia Or Reality?

Gold Is Money: Utopia Or Reality?

I have written many articles about Gold, about the Unadulterated Gold Standard, about the components of a Gold based economy. Perhaps it’s time for a bit of a ‘reality check’. Is the very idea of Gold money, the very idea of honest money in an honest society Utopian? Especially in this day and age, an age of the big lie, of tyrannical governments, of crony capitalism, of loss of human vitality…

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How to Protect Your Portfolio from the Mother of All Bubbles

How to Protect Your Portfolio from the Mother of All Bubbles

Recently, I had the pleasure of corresponding with James Turk—founder of GoldMoney and authority on all things precious metals—about his brand-new book, The Money Bubble: What to Do Before It Pops. James gifted me The Money Bubble via Kindle (a way cool feature, by the way), and I devoured it in a weekend. I shot him back ten questions, he answered them, and voilà, this guest piece was born. And if you’re so inclined, click here to order your copy of The Money Bubble.

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Paper Gold Ain’t as Good as the Real Thing

Paper Gold Ain’t as Good as the Real Thing

Why Bitcoin will never trump gold as a sound-money alternative.

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25 Fundamental Questions About Debt, Money, and Gold

25 Fundamental Questions About Debt, Money, and Gold

In the era of information overload, people are starving for knowledge. It is one thing to hang on the lips of policy makers of this world, it is another thing to stay unbiased against their words and actions. In that respect, some basic, fundamental questions are too often overlooked (in general, by the mainstream). In that respect, we believe every self respecting individual should at least look for answer on very obvious questions, related to money and policy, like the following ones.

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Gold Wars As Relevant As Ever

Gold Wars As Relevant As Ever

“Gold Wars” reveals how the world economy has swayed off the right path, away from a safe and prosperous economic system. Governments launched a vicious and determinant war against gold, which led to a painful 21st century with hyperinflations, economic instability and massive debt. Lips traces these changes in the economy to the departure from the gold standard in favor of creating the fiat system as early as World War I.

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Is This the Beginning of the End for the Dollar?

Is This the Beginning of the End for the Dollar?

Several observations by Sharps Pixley point to structural weakness in the dollar. In fact, the long anticipated decline of the dollar hegemony could be in front of us. The following five trends provide a confirmation of that. It should not come as a surprise that competition from China is a key driver in the the dollar reserve currency end game. During that processs, gold will play a crucial role as a stabilizer; it will offset the decline of the dollar by a higher gold price.

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Gold, Money, Markets – Key Questions for 2014

Gold, Money, Markets – Key Questions for 2014

In this article, author Gary Christenson lists 14 key questions which are highly relevant for the coming 12 months. It is really worth ones time to take a minute and reflect on the points, to avoid losing track of the big picture.

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This Is The Greatest Financial Market And Currency Manipulation Of All Times

This Is The Greatest Financial Market And Currency Manipulation Of All Times

In a week that has been marked by historic mainstream headlines, BFI Capital’s CEO Frank Suess happened to give an outstanding interview about the outlook of global currencies, gold and manipulation in the markets.

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Bitcoin, Gold, and the Quantity of Money

Bitcoin, Gold, and the Quantity of  Money

Only gold serves as the objective measure of value necessary to act as the numeraire. It is no coincidence that the quantity of monetary gold is not fixed, but has elegant mechanisms to expand and contract in response to changing market demand.

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Inflation vs Deflation – Monetary Tectonics In 25 Amazing Charts

Inflation vs Deflation – Monetary Tectonics In 25 Amazing Charts

How is gold impacted in this inflation vs deflation war? The key conclusion of the research is that, due to the fractional reserve banking system and the dynamics of the ‘monetary tectonics’, inflationary and deflationary phases will alternate in the foreseeable future. Gold, being a monetary asset in the view of Austrian economics, tends to rise in inflationary periods and decline during times of disinflation. The key take-away for investors is to position themselves accordingly and consider price declines as buying opportunities for the coming inflationary period.

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Signs of A Cracking Dollar Hegemony

Signs of A Cracking Dollar Hegemony

The most important evolution in the last months and weeks is the increased effort from China to back away from the dollar. They are doing so in two different ways. First, the yuan is being used as the currency of trade in an increasing number of trading agreements. Second, the tensions between the US and Saudi Arabia are increasing. The latter is important as it is the cornerstone of the petrodollar system.

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