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16 Investment Insights – Money, Markets, And Metals In 2015

16 Investment Insights – Money, Markets, And Metals In 2015

This is a summary of the key investment insights from 6 top fund or money managers, as well as top traders, including Jim Rickards and Ronald Stoeferle (well known in the precious metals community worldwide), during the quarterly Incrementum Advisory Board.

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Returns Of A Diversified Precious Metals Box

Returns Of A Diversified Precious Metals Box

Let’s compare the performance of the three precious metals, using 30 Dec 1994 London Fix prices to 31 Dec 2013 (throwing in platinum for comparison): gold was up 214%, silver up 302%, platinum up 226%.

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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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Money, Gold And Liberty – What Has Changed In 2013?

Money, Gold And Liberty – What Has Changed In 2013?

The last year has been an interesting year in many respects, especially for precious metals. We saw strange fluctuations in the gold price, mainly because of the paper market, and also “creative” ideas by governments on how to control their citizens and their wealth.

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Hope versus Gold – Place Your Bets

Hope versus Gold – Place Your Bets

The inevitable conclusion of this article that, over the long term, money supply, debt, and prices will increase until there is a systemic reset or crash. What will endure throughout the inevitable inflation, deflation, and crash? Gold and silver will endure. Paper assets are only as good as the collateral backing them, and many of those assets could vaporize in a systemic reset. Physical gold and silver will survive and maintain their value, while the dollar and Treasury Debt may lose a good portion of their value and purchasing power.

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John Williams: Currency Markets Will Stop Politicians Kicking The Can

John Williams: Currency Markets Will Stop Politicians Kicking The Can

Things could get so bad that gold would go to 100,000 an ounce. That is what would happen in a hyperinflation. The rise in the price of gold is reflecting the loss of purchasing power in the value of a currency (say the dollar). If gold would go up from 1,000 to 100,000 dollar an ounce, it would mean that one dollar would become worht a penny as a currency.

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The Relationship Between Financial Assets, Time And Gold

| September 23, 2013 | Category: Investing
The Relationship Between Financial Assets, Time And Gold

On a daily basis financial assets and commodities are measurable with the same yardstick which is say US dollars. This measurability in dollars in both cases is misleading and obscures the fact that they are indeed totally different. Their relationship to time is what sets them apart. The idea of duration and the difference between a present good and a financial asset are the most important concepts to understand for people wondering what Gold allocations are all about.

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Marc Faber: Money Trading by Central Banks Is The Issue While Gold Is Safe

Marc Faber: Money Trading by Central Banks Is The Issue While Gold Is Safe

I think the money trading by central banks is the problem and the expected debt growth, credit growth by governments and also on the household sector level and the unfunded liability. So, essentially, one of the solutions to the problem. When you look at gold, well, gold is very safe. It often has a high return in the long run, per se based provided and this is the proviso, the governments don’t take it away.

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Gold – Maybe The Most Controversial Asset Of Them All

Although the hardest asset of them all, it has always been one associated with emotions. A lot of people have a kind of a love/hate relationship with gold. But if even the Nobel price winner for economics evokes so much controversy about his theory and the real function of the oldest of all assets, then it mostly proves us that gold is the most misunderstood of them all.

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Nick Barisheff: Cyprus and Gold – Lighting a Candle in a Dark Room

To describe the events in Cyprus and their relevance to gold, we can start with the analogy of a peaceful, self-satisfied Western investor asleep in a dark room. He has had trouble sleeping lately because he is starting to become more concerned about the safety of his personal wealth. He is unaware that he is sharing his room with three large elephants.

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10 Lessons Cyprus Is Teaching The World About Money & Gold – Part Two

The Cypriot case is all over the place, in all types of media. However, it is amazing how the following simple facts remain underexposed. It is one thing to look at the news; it is another thing to look at the learning that comes out of the news. For those who are willing to see, here is what Cyprus is teaching the whole world about money, the debt crisis and gold.

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Petition To Audit US Gold Vaults – Best Kept Secret To Be Revealed?

| January 12, 2013 | Articles: General

A petition was launched on the website of the White House to have the US vaults audited. If there is one thing kept secret, then it is the amount of gold held by the US central bank. It remains unknown to everyone how much gold really is present in the vaults, especially the US vaults that host gold of many countries worldwide. The US bullion was last subjected to a full physical audit in 1953.

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The Mayan Year Zero, Today’s Economy & Gold

| December 21, 2012 | Articles: Insights
The Mayan Year Zero, Today’s Economy & Gold

Admittedly, these are challenging times. When confronted with challenges, people tend to think more outside the box. The aim of this article is to understand our current path by looking from a broader perspective than we are used to. What if indeed these times are different? Can we find evidence that helps us understand in which direction we are heading? GoldSilverWorlds interviewed Darryl Schoon who provided a lot of insights for this article. Darryl was one of the few people who correctly predicted the big financial crash of 2008/9. He is the author of several books (highly recommended reading). Today, December 21, 2012 is a day that is anticipated by many. […]

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America Learns The Hard Way: Guns, Global Warming, Money Printing

| December 19, 2012 | Articles: Insights
America Learns The Hard Way: Guns, Global Warming, Money Printing

Erroneously believing themselves the cause of their good fortune, Americans continue to deny a changing world In 2006, when I began writing my book on the coming economic collapse, I didn’t know what the Fed would do regarding liquidity. At the time, whether the Fed would raise or lower interest rates was a soon-to-be multi-trillion dollar question. In the past, central banks walked a tightrope between higher and lower interest rates. Raise rates too high and economies would slow and/or contract. Keep rates are too low and inflation would result. Today, the central bankers’ monetary tightrope has become a gangplank. On December 12th, Fed Chairmen Ben Bernanke announced the Fed […]

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