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The Gold Market Seen Through A Glass Darkly

| December 11, 2012 | Articles: Insights
The Gold Market Seen Through A Glass Darkly

No matter what confidence game is being run, confidence is the necessary pre-requisite. This is why confidence indicators are so closely monitored by central bankers. If consumers and businesses lack confidence, they will not partake of the central banker’s credit; a necessary step in the indebting of otherwise willing victims. The credit trap is at the core of the bankers’ ponzi-scheme of credit and debt; and although today’s markets are awash with liquidity, bankers are increasingly loath to lend and customers are increasingly reluctant to borrow. Central bankers are well aware of the precarious health of their illicit franchise.  Credit and debt-based economies must constantly expand to pay constantly compounding […]

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Golden End Of Year Gifts – Some Tips

| December 10, 2012 | Articles: General

Christmas is nearing so it’s time for a gift. For precious metals lovers (either you, a friend or a family member), we created a selection of end of year specials by the most respected personalities in the market. David Morgan – The Silver Investor Newsletter The newsletter and market updates of David Morgan’s Silver Investor (also known as The Morgan Report) guarantees qualitative, accurate and in-depth insights in precious metals, money and mining companies. It’s a world class service. By subscribing before December 21, 2012, you lock in lower prices. As a reminder, David Morgan called correctly all but one bottoms and tops in the current gold and silver bull […]

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Gold And Silver Are “Go-To” Assets For Capital Preservation

| December 10, 2012 | Articles: Insights

The new Thunder Report is out. The author reviews the macro economic prospects for 2013-15, based on the long wave or Kondratieff Cycle. In the past, following the Kondratieff Cycle gave a 91% probability on success. It is now signalling that a new crisis is looming on the horizon. Excessive debt is the key driver. The Kondratieff Cycle is in its last of four big cycles that started in 1788. The end of this large cycle will be characterized by debt reduction through INFLATION and by DEFLATION in the prices of almost everything in terms of gold. That’s why the title of the current edition of The Thunder Report is […]

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A Look Inside The Gold Vault Of The Bank Of England

| December 8, 2012 | Articles: General

The following video is really exciting as it shows an amount of gold in one area that almost any individual will see in its whole life. The video crew was allowed to record inside the gold vault of the Bank of England, where gold is vaulted with a value of 315,000,000,000 US dollar ($ 315 billion or £ 197 billion) at the current gold price. Some interesting insights from the video: Each self contains 1 ton of gold, with a value of 56 million US dollar per shelf (at today’s gold price) The large bars weigh 12.4 kg and have a value of 695.500 US dollars (or £ 435,000), worth 2 […]

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Gold, Silver & Words Of Wisdom For Christmas

| December 3, 2012 | Articles: General

Our day-to-day focus often makes us forget the higher values in our lives. Yes undoubtedly economic and monetary matters are important and an integral part of life. But let’s not forget there is much more. There is gold, there is silver … and just us with the values that we created over time as human beings. With the end of the year nearing, it’s time to take some distance and put things into perspective. Gold and silver carry strong values, but we humans should be proud as we have even more values. Time for some wise words, written by a retired accountant who has been in financial markets for more […]

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Marc Faber Explains Unintended Consequences Of Money Printing & Favors Gold

Marc Faber is one of the very successful investors on earth. He recently explained his view on the monetary policies of the developed regions in the world. Obviously he is no fan of the  Keynesian way of thinking which is applied by the central banks in the developed regions. The Keynesian policy considers easy money as a way out of economic recession and deflation. They argue that money creation smoothens out the business cycle. In his presentation, Marc Faber demonstrates that these kind of interventions achieve exactly the opposite: they make the business cycles much more violent, create extreme fluctuations in economic activity and result in far more financial volatility. In […]

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Peter Schiff About Gold, Fiscal Cliff And Real Economic Growth

Earlier this year, Peter Schiff published his book “The Real Crash”, which explains how an economy grows and how it crashes, in simple language. Yesterday’s Black Friday appeared to be an ideal event to explain again the basic principles he presents in his book. The author commented on the picture of Black Friday that the media has created: people stepping out of warehouses with their shopping carts full of goods. He points to the key problem that the all those goods are produced in other countries (in this case, seen from the perspective of the US). Peter Schiff explained in his book and he repeats again that “it’s not the buying” […]

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What Is The Gold Standard Exactly?

| November 22, 2012 | Articles: General
What Is The Gold Standard Exactly?

We wouldn’t believe a year ago that even the mainstream media would be talking about “the gold standard” so often as they did over the past few months. Even the number of searches in Google has been increasing, which is a sign that the topic is gaining in “popularity”. Now what exactly is “the gold standard”? Is it correct how most describe it as a state where money is backed by gold? In the latest edition of The Gold Standard Journal, an article appeared in which the author Thomas Allen explores this question in more detail. He goes back in time to provide a well argued explanation. We highly encourage […]

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Paulson Buys Gold & Becomes Largest Shareholder Of GLD ETF

| November 22, 2012 | Articles: General
Paulson Buys Gold & Becomes Largest Shareholder Of GLD ETF

Back in the summer, when the gold price was hovering at its critical juncture at around $1,550, we wrote that smart money like Paulson and Soros was accumulating gold. Obviously the Chinese belong to this group too. It appeared afterwards that smart money prevented the gold price to drop below $1,520, a price point that acted as the ultimate support. Today Bloomberg reported that Paulson has been continuing his gold purchases, mainly via the SPDR Gold ETF. He just became the largest owner of the GLD, based on the Nov. 15 SEC filing. That’s more than remarkable news. These are the figures that give an idea of the magnitude of Paulson’s gold holdings: Paulson currently owns […]

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2012 Is The Tipping Point – Results Are In, Bankers Lost

| November 20, 2012 | Articles: Experts Talk
2012 Is The Tipping Point – Results Are In, Bankers Lost

It is highly unlikely the Mayan predictions of the end of the world referred to the bankers’ world of credit and debt. Nonetheless, with only one month remaining until December 21, 2012—the end date of the Mayan 5,125 year Mesoamerican calendar—the concomitant end of the bankers’ 300 year ponzi-scheme of credit and debt should not be dismissed as mere coincidence. The world has entered a paradigm shift of immense proportions; and the collapse of the bankers’ economic world is a part of that shift. The bankers’ credit fueled a 300-year global expansion which transformed the world. The bankers’ credit, however, has now become debt which increasingly cannot be repaid. Economics […]

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Paper Money, Train Wreck And The Need For Gold & Silver

| November 15, 2012 | Articles: Insights

The author explores in this article how the current financial system will soon turn into a train wreck. The long term bull market in paper based financial assets has ended but our politicians are undertaking truly heroic actions to keep this paper based money system going. Mathematically it’s impossible in the meanwhile to continue this way. So in either situation, there will be a painful resolution and whichever scenario plays out, there is only asset class that will offer protection: gold and silver. Begin with a few facts and assumptions and follow the logic: Gold has been a store of wealth for more than 3,000 years. Silver has been used […]

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Gold And The Cold War

| November 15, 2012 | Articles: Insights

De Toqueville’s amazing prediction in 1835 about the destinies of Russia and the Anglo-Americans was every bit the equal to those made by his illustrious French predecessor, Michel de Nostradame. “There are now two great nations in the world, which starting from different points, seem to be advancing toward the same goal: the Russians and the Anglo-Americans… Each seems called by some secret design of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world.”  in “Democracy in America”, Alexis de Toqueville, 1835 In the 1830s, Russiawas a czarist empire and the UShad fought its war of independence from Englandonly 60 years before. The idea of […]

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Why Not Gold Instead Of The US Dollar, Says Turkish Prime Minister

| November 13, 2012 | Articles: General

The international pressure on the usage of the US dollar as a world reserve currency is increasing. Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan openly asked why the International Monetary Fund is not using gold as its reserves instead of the dollar. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the dollar isn’t necessarily a blessing but rather an issue for some countries. These are some highlights from what Erdoğan publicly said (source: Sabah.com.tr) Expressing that he doesn’t feel it is right for the IMF to act according to one nation’s currency, Erdoğan states, “The IMF extends aid on a who, where, how and on what conditions bases. For example, if the IMF is under the influence of […]

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The Age of Entitlement and Need to Own Gold

| November 13, 2012 | Articles: Insights
The Age of Entitlement and Need to Own Gold

This can be a good thing, if (and it’s a big “if”) the people do their homework and vote based on facts, not on rumor or innuendo – Shakespeare in Julius Caesar Many of our leaders, writers and philosophers have said similar things down the years and it would appear to be apt today. It’s time for us to admit that we vote for those who offer us the most regardless of how it will be paid for. As voters we are all for getting the economy sorted so long as it doesn’t involve our entitlements being diminished in any way at all. After all we have become accustomed to these benefits […]

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