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Claudio Grass: Why This Monetary System Will Collapse

Claudio Grass: Why This Monetary System Will Collapse

Moving into physical gold requires the correct mindset, and the appropriate big picture vision. Investors and individuals should hold physical metals in a safe haven place like Switzerland for the right reasons, not as a trade for instance. And the safe haven appeal of Switzerland is still very much intact. For instance, the U.S. government or IRA cannot approach Global Gold directly. Only in case of a serious case, they can submit the suspicious activity to the Swiss government system, which then will assess whether it is an issue according to Swiss law, and only then can question the gold sitting in a private vault.

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Switzerland: Ultimate Safe Haven For Liberty, Wealth And Gold

Switzerland: Ultimate Safe Haven For Liberty, Wealth And Gold

At Global Gold, I am often asked what we would do if, for example, the US comes out with a confiscation order. My reply is: We would do nothing whatsoever! Why? Quite simply, because no one in Switzerland has the political power to execute such an order! Even if Swiss politicians would support such a confiscation order, the Swiss people would likely have the final vote. I am confident that any such confiscation order wouldn’t have any chance to reach a majority in Switzerland, especially when it concerns assets held outside the banking system such as physical precious metals.

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Anti-Gold Propaganda Prevails In Swiss Vote!

Anti-Gold Propaganda Prevails In Swiss Vote!

This morning the final votes were cast on the Swiss Gold Initiative (most votes were submitted via post). As we speak the final votes are still being counted however we already know: The initiative has been rejected! This article contains several quotes from people who reacted on the results.

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To SNB Head Thomas Jordan: Please Stop Politicizing The Gold-Initiative Debate With Propaganda

To SNB Head Thomas Jordan: Please Stop Politicizing The Gold-Initiative Debate With Propaganda

The first one of the QE Central Banks that attempts to exit QE will be flooded with capital inflows with the accompanying strong currency appreciation. Indeed, such currency appreciation will crush the economy via the export sector, whilst it will import price disinflation. This falling inflation will in turn give the central bank the cover to renew again any QE policies. This is the so-called boom and boost inflation-deflation cycle that central bankers create with their bias towards expansionary policies.

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Will The Swiss People Resist The Massive Anti-Gold Propaganda?

Will The Swiss People Resist The Massive Anti-Gold Propaganda?

If one thing became clear, it is that the establishment and government have been very scared. The “anti-gold” camp has been firmly reproaching the “pro-gold” camp that they do not understand the economy because it is too complex. In two days, the world will learn whether the “anti-gold” propaganda has worked or whether the Swiss citizens had been able to figure out there were sufficient benefits for their own future to vote “yes.”

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The Swiss Referendum On Gold: What’s Missing From The Debate

The Swiss Referendum On Gold: What’s Missing From The Debate

The problem of central bank overreach is certainly not isolated to Switzerland. Since the financial crisis 6 years ago, central banks around the world have interfered in and manipulated bond, foreign exchange, and equity markets on an unprecedented scale. These unelected institutions have actively redistributed wealth from one group to another and compete against one another to adjust the purchasing power of their national currency downwards relative to other nations without the knowledge of their populations. For over 3 years the SNB has been operating opaquely behind the scenes substituting another currency for its own, converted its citizen’s savings into EUR, and imposing a stealth tax on European imports without public consent.

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Infographic Explains Swiss Gold Referendum In Comprehensive Way

Infographic Explains Swiss Gold Referendum In Comprehensive Way

This infographic summarizes the upcoming Gold Referendum in Switzerland: Why is it important, what is at stake, why it could be a game changer and trend change. It also puts the Swiss gold reserves into perspective and compares, in relative terms, how Switzerland has much more gold per capita than any other country. However, it used to be an even bigger holder of the yellow metal. In 2000, the SNB held 2,500 tonnes of gold and it has also been the biggest national seller since.

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Swiss Gold Referendum: Impressions Of The Latest TV Debate

Swiss Gold Referendum: Impressions Of The Latest TV Debate

Claudio Grass, managing director at Global Gold Switzerland, provided some comments on the TV debate. He first noted that the authorities are increasingly showing a need to use the government owned TV stations to push the message that the gold backing would be a big mistake. He feels that authorities are becoming increasingly nervous.

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Is A Demand Shock In The Gold Market Coming?

Is A Demand Shock In The Gold Market Coming?

If the referendum in Switzerland goes in favor of the country going back to the gold standard, and other factors come into play in the global markets, the precious metal’s prices will skyrocket in no time. With all this said, every time gold bullion prices have declined, I have been telling my readers it’s a buying opportunity. The way I look at it, the precious metal has had a solid 12 years of gains and in 2013, when prices declined, it was pretty much a gift for investors.

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Gold Investors Weekly Review – October 10th

Gold Investors Weekly Review – October 10th

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,223.09, up $31.74 per ounce (+2.66%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, rose 0.24%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index fell 0.90% for the week.

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Swiss Gold Refineries Start Facing Supply Issues

Swiss Gold Refineries Start Facing Supply Issues

Swiss refineries, being the global hub in gold’s global trade, are still working overtime. From a demand point of view, it seems that purchases out of China eased somewhat lately because of the credit bubble in China. On the other hand, Swiss refineries seem having increasingly difficulties acquiring the metal. The physical supply issues are mainly centered around a worsening availability of recycled gold.

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First Detailed Swiss Trade Gold Stats: Asia Is Main Export Market

First Detailed Swiss Trade Gold Stats: Asia Is Main Export Market

The data on Swiss trade in precious metals for January 2014 have been broken down by country for the first time in 30 years, report swissinfo.ch and vaterland.li. It shows that Switzerland imports most of its gold, silver and precious coins from the UK, while its main export markets are in Asia. Total exports were over 5.3 billion euros in January, while imports were worth almost 6 billion euros.

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Switzerland Exported 2,777 Tonnes Of Gold In 2013

Switzerland Exported 2,777 Tonnes Of Gold In 2013

The online magazine GoldReporter.de reports that gold exports out of Switzerland rose 77 percent last year, according to fresh data from swiss authorities. Also silver exports have increased.

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Swiss Gold Coins Are Ready To Change The World

Swiss Gold Coins Are Ready To Change The World

The Swiss Gold Coin Initiative is a unique, politically realistic and potentially far reaching reformation of the monetary system. The next step is the collection of 100 000 signatures in Switzerland. To get started requires about the same number Dollars Considering the dangers in today’s paper money system and in view of the anticipated benefits of the initiative its realization is not only a urgent opportunity, but a moral obligation for whoever can contribute to it.

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