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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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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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