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The Train Wreck Of 2016 In Financial Markets Is Beginning

The Train Wreck Of 2016 In Financial Markets Is Beginning

Between the delusion of “something for nothing,” and the denial of believing that our financial world was fine yesterday so it must be great tomorrow, lies the clarity of realizing the financial well-being of several billion people is currently threatened. It was the same before the Tech-wreck of 2000 and the financial crisis of 2008. As it was in 2000, is now, and ever shall be …

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Addicted To Debt, Deficit Spending, and QE

Addicted To Debt, Deficit Spending, and QE

Central banks and governments created this addiction – addicted to debt, deficit spending, and Quantitative Easing. Consider the upcoming pain for most people, governments, markets, and pension plans if the drug is removed and we suffer the withdrawal symptoms.

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How The Financial World Resets

| April 21, 2015 | Category: Economy
How The Financial World Resets

A reset in the financial system seems inevitable. We survived other resets, such as the depression of the 1930s, WWII, 1971 separation of the dollar from gold, 1970s inflation, year 2000 stock crashes, and the 2008 financial crash. The world will survive the next reset. Excess debt, fiat currencies, and “printing currency” are the center of global economic problems. Those problems will not be resolved with more debt and “printing currency.” If central banks and politicians choose hyperinflation, all bets are off regarding how high gold and silver will climb, and how crazy our Twilight Zone world will become.

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Asia Will Have More Impact on Financial Markets Than U.S. Fed Rhetoric

| March 31, 2015 | Category: Economy
Asia Will Have More Impact on Financial Markets Than U.S. Fed Rhetoric

Right now, global financial markets are reacting to what the Federal Reserve may or may not do. At the last FOMC meeting, Yellen decided to drop the word “patience” from its forward guidance. As far as I am concerned, the word patience is irrelevant and it makes no sense whatsoever, why this one word from the Fed should have such an impact on global financial markets. But, this is the madness of today that has pervaded these markets. Basing critical investment decisions on garbage rhetoric, lies and deception rather than real, truthful and important fundamental information have become the norm. To me, it is unbelievable that people have attempted to predict the action of the most powerful bank in the world by deciphering the meaning of one word when the fundamentals are so very clear?

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Felix Zulauf: Global Financial Markets Are More Distorted Than Ever Before

Felix Zulauf: Global Financial Markets Are More Distorted Than Ever Before

Investors started off 2015 with a slow global economy, low oil prices, a strong Dollar, and a deflationary Europe with great uncertainties on the progress of the US economy and the recent launch of Europe’s quantitative easing. The question is, what opportunities lie ahead? This article highlights the main topics covered in an interview between Mr. Frank Suess with the globally renowned Swiss fund manager, Mr. Felix Zulauf.

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What’s Wrong With Silver?

| March 19, 2015 | Category: Price
What’s Wrong With Silver?

Note the massive correction in prices, and the deeply oversold condition of the Relative Strength Indicator and the TDI. Prices have been ready to turn up for several months. Prices may not rally this week but they will soon. Stacking silver is good insurance. What could go wrong with our political and financial systems that might assist silver prices? Economic wars and hot military wars increase debt and commodity prices. Gold and silver will see another rally, probably one that surprises almost everyone.

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Hiding Economic Misery and Distracting the Masses with Entertainment

| January 27, 2015 | Category: Economy
Hiding Economic Misery and Distracting the Masses with Entertainment

Government employment statistics distort the true human misery of 102 million out of work – 43 million men and 59 million women over age 16 – who cannot provide for themselves or their families without assistance. Among those who have work, a recent government survey found 57% of all Americans have less than $500 in savings, with 62% living paycheck to paycheck. To keep me calm about these modern evils, I’m invited to mingle with a cheering crowd. The tricky part is convincing me my opinion actually matters, just as citizens in Roman coliseums were invited to recommend thumbs up or thumbs down. They have found for me the perfect circus.

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Markets Gone Wild And Turmoil in Europe But Silver Demand Strong

| January 14, 2015 | Category: Economy
Markets Gone Wild And Turmoil in Europe But Silver Demand Strong

The dollar rallied from .85 to .92 today (January 14th) as the 10 year bond yield went from 2.62% in September to 1.83% today. Gold is recovering from its early November lows at $1,140 as it almost touched $1,250 this week. Andrew Hoffman comments on ongoing market activity in his latest video blog and the meaning of the extreme readings in crude oil, bond yields, the dollar and equities. He also looks at Europe and the industrial vs investment demand in silver.

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Why Debt, Default, and Taxes Are Destructive In The Long Run

| December 8, 2014 | Category: Economy
Why Debt, Default, and Taxes Are Destructive In The Long Run

The official US National Debt is about $18,000,000,000,000, or 57 times the current market price of the US gold SUPPOSEDLY stored at Fort Knox, the NY Fed, and elsewhere. With so much paper in the system it is easy to see why the Fed publicly denigrates gold. In the single year from Sept. 30, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014, the US official national debt increased by over three times the value of all the gold that the US supposedly owns. The total debt and the increase in that debt is clearly “a problem.”

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Gold or Crushing Paper Debt

Gold or Crushing Paper Debt

Our financial world seems more unstable and more dangerous than usual. Which has been safer under difficult economic and political conditions during the past 3,000 years – gold or debt based paper?

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America Has Ceased to Exist

America Has Ceased to Exist

A severe economic and/or political crisis can sneak up on you before you know it. Learn from the three harrowing stories of international crisis survivors—and the insightful comments of experts like Doug—how to recognize a crisis in the making. You may need those skills soon because it can, and will, happen here…

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The Derivatives World Is Playing Russian Roulette. What’s At Stake?

The Derivatives World Is Playing Russian Roulette. What’s At Stake?

derivatives suck a huge amount of capital out of the global economies each year, and that makes ideal circumstances increasingly difficult to maintain. Instead of paying banker bonuses, that capital could be used for constructive projects. The financial system is unlikely to continue operating under ideal circumstances. When another 2008 crisis arrives the supposed zero sum game, less commissions of course, becomes a black hole of daisy-chained obligations that might collapse the American, European and Asian financial systems. It has happened before.

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Prospects For Gold And Silver Prices From A Russian Point Of View

Prospects For Gold And Silver Prices From A Russian Point Of View

More rubles, some yuan, maybe even some gold. Totally absent is the use of the dollar as the disappearing world reserve currency. Putin is taking his job of running a country seriously and responsibly.

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10 Questions About Gold Investing In 2014

10 Questions About Gold Investing In 2014

In this article, author Gary Christenson provides answers on ten very common questions about investing in precious metals (gold in particular) in 2014. With the gold price 40% off its peak, 2.5 years in a declining pattern on the chart, there are a lot of questions about the true value of gold investing. The answers, though, could be surprisingly simple, at least for those who are willing to see in an unbiased way.

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