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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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Big Inflation Coming

| November 10, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Big Inflation Coming

Well, Americans voted and the winner is inflation. Half our voting populace inexplicably decided to award a second term to Obama. Four more years of mind-boggling record deficits and record national debt growth! Obama’s Administration spent roughly 50% more than the government took in, which can essentially only be financed in two ways. Borrowing from foreigners and running the printing presses. The latter of course is pure inflation. And the Fed bent over backwards with its quantitative-easing campaigns to buy massive amounts of the Treasury debt Obama ran up on our children’s credit cards. It created trillions of new fiat dollars out of thin air to purchase Treasuries to finance […]

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The Invisible Experiment With Money And Gold

| November 8, 2012 | Articles: Insights

Michael MacDonald and Christopher Whitestone did a superb Q&A with GoldSilverWorlds. In their book “The Silver Bomb” (available on Amazon.com), they wrote about their views on the world and the markets. They have summarized it and enriched with recent facts and figures. The markets are completely bought and paid for, corrupt,  and manipulated … “a farce”. We are in a corruption bubble, the largest corruption bubble the world has ever seen in modern history and perhaps in all history. This is the first time that the world has been united within instant communication, instant information, instant deposit or receipt of funds into any bank account or financial institution. Michael says: […]

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Peter Schiff About Infinite Inflation And The Safe Havens Gold & Silver

In his latest article, Peter Schiff explains the negative effects of interventions of monetary stimulus by the central bank. In particular, inflation is the result of money printing and although governments claim inflation is under control, it is an inevitable effect longer term. It is shortsighted to think that monetary interventions come without (negative) effects. The acclaimed decline of unemployment by the creation of money is not realistic in Peter Schiff’s opinion. Obviously a lot of other thinkers and commentators share the same view. After the announcement of QE3 (also dubbed “QE Infinity”) created yet another round of media chatter about a recovery, the Fed’s Open Market Committee has decided […]

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Gold And The Disappearing Yield

| October 16, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Gold And The Disappearing Yield

Traditionally, when economies expanded stocks outperformed bonds; but these aren’t traditional times and although economies have expanded, over the past 30 years bonds have outperformed stocks. Since 1981 the return on long-term government bonds averaged 11.5 %. The S&P stock index averaged 10.8 %; and, since 2000, the returns of stocks over bonds have widened. A major reason why bonds have done better is that since 1982 government bond yields have been declining; and when bond yields decline, bond profits rise. Yahoo Finance: From Dec. 31, 1999, through May 29, 2012, the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate bond index – which covers the investment-grade bond market, including government and corporate bonds […]

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Gold: Inflation hedge or something more?

| October 16, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Gold: Inflation hedge or something more?

Gold serves numerous functions as an investment. Traditional reasons for investing in gold include: Inflation Investment market declines Burgeoning national debt Currency failure War or other extreme events Social unrest Some would argue these entire phenomenon are related. For instance investment market declines can lead to war which can be followed by inflation which can lead to currency failure – just look to Germany in the 1920s for proof of this (albeit in a mixed order of events). Basically, gold is protection against various ugly or undesirable societal, political, economic and financial occurrences. That reasoning broadly explains gold’s rise from $650 in 2007 to approximately $1800 today. Gold has risen […]

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Why Mainstream Media, Main Street And Institutions Fail To See The Benefits Of Gold

| October 11, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Why Mainstream Media, Main Street And Institutions Fail To See The Benefits Of Gold

This is the second article in a five part series that is based on a Q&A with Nick Barisheff, CEO of Bullion Management Group Inc. and author of the book “$10,000 Gold: Why Gold’s Inevitable Rise is the Investor’s Safe Haven.” His book will be released later this year but is available now for pre-order on Amazon.com. The main idea behind this article: financial assets and hard assets tend to evolve in opposite directions on a very long term timeframe. Those are simply the dynamics of economic cycles. Many of today’s investors have no other experience than what’s happened in the long bull market of financial assets, between 1980 and […]

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The End of Austerity

| October 11, 2012 | Articles: Insights
The End of Austerity

It’s a common myth that the Labour government in power when the Great Depression went global in 1931 was forced to resign by a banker’s ramp, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. The British prime minister, Ramsay Macdonald, denied it at the time. Close academic study has since found evidence lacking, too. But the idea of millionaires in top hats conspiring to weaken both the Pound and British debt (then consuls, now gilts) still lingers. By demanding gold for their paper at the Bank of England, these interwar illuminati effectively handed a direct demand to London, ordering a cut in welfare payments so severe that Labour politicians – elected by the “working man” – had no […]

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More Bullish Signals For Gold

More Bullish Signals For Gold

It’s amusing to see how much people still don’t understand the dynamics behind Gold. You can find in this short article a couple of examples. This video goes back to the days after QE3 was announced (also known as QE to Infinity). The CNBC commentator cannot believe that gold could go to $5,000 and laughs Peter Schiff away. Well, if $5,000 is high, what to think about $10,000 gold that some respected people are expecting? The historic evidence is there. If there is one chart that everyone knows, at least everyone who read at least one article about Gold, it’s the historic Dow/Gold ratio.The trend is clearly there, all circumstances […]

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Did You Get These Warnings? Gold?

| October 8, 2012 | Articles: Insights

Editor’s Note: It’s easy not to see the fundamental developments because of the day-to-day news streams and information overload (we tend to call it “noise”). So it can take some time to start  connecting the dots and clearly see a red line. In this article, people who are not seeing it clearly yet, get some hints. As far as the link with precious metals is concerned, it’s very simple in our view: could there be a link between the warnings described in this article and the price of gold? “Oh … so it’s not the gold price going up, but something else coming down?” November 21, 2002: Bernanke gave his “helicopter” […]

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