Tag: government interventions

Jim Rickards: What Will The Fed Decide in 2016?

| November 12, 2015 | Category: Economy
Jim Rickards: What Will The Fed Decide in 2016?

The Fed’s next move will be towards ease because of the weakness in the US economy. However, it would not happen right away, I expect it in the first quarter of 2016, so perhaps in March or April of 2016 I think the Fed will give some kind of easing. What happened in the last 30 days is exactly what we were expecting, but I think it’s come as a shock to them, because their forecasting models are different. And so they’re beginning to wake up to the fact that we’re going to a global depression and growth depression. But now the Fed is waking up to that, they don’t do anything quickly, it’s going to take a few months to digest all of this, they’re going to hope that things bounce back, but I don’t think that they will. Finally, I expect them by maybe the end of the first quarter of 2016 to ease.

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Governments Continue To Debase The Value Of Paper Currencies

Governments Continue To Debase The Value Of Paper Currencies

If you’re holding paper currency, you have to have some kind of trust that the country that issued it is not just going to print its way out of its problems. That’s a real concern right now. Gold, on the other hand, has real intrinsic value, unlike a paper currency which can be debased by its government.

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Here Is NIRP, Negative Interest Rates, Gold More Important Than Ever

Here Is NIRP, Negative Interest Rates, Gold More Important Than Ever

Bottom line: You should soon expect to start paying interest for the “privilege” of lending your savings to a bank! Gold and silver may be down, but after thousands of years of history as a reliable store of value, but they are anything but out

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Boehner Vows to Ram through More Deficit Spending

| September 29, 2015 | Category: Economy
Boehner Vows to Ram through More Deficit Spending

Assuming the debt ceiling is eventually raised, the move will make the coming debt reckoning that much bigger. Officially, the national debt now comes in at $18.1 trillion – about equal to the nation’s total economic output for a year. Adding in all projected unfunded liabilities brings the total to about $210 trillion, as calculated by economist Lawrence Kotlikoff.

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Citibank Calls for Helicopter Money Drops across Globe

| September 21, 2015 | Category: Money & Currency
Citibank Calls for Helicopter Money Drops across Globe

Perhaps the central planners will even start mailing us all checks – early tax rebates or the like – so we go out and spend. Buiter’s call for shoving money down everyone’s throat is representative of the philosophy that pervades the Federal Reserve and Washington DC: There can never be too much stimulus or money creation. If stimulus is failing, it is simply because it is inadequate. It is time to double down. Couple Buiter’s request for “helicopter money” with his recent modest proposal to abolish cash – an idea gaining real traction with policy makers and the major banks – and you have everything you need to know about why it is important to hold physical gold and silver.

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War is the Health of the State And How To Protect Against It

| September 18, 2015 | Category: Investing
War is the Health of the State And How To Protect Against It

Most people don’t question what their government does, especially when it comes to foreign policy. This gives power-hungry politicians the opportunity to lie to the public, so they willingly accept a war in a foreign country. A recent example is the Iraq war, where the public was led to believe that Saddam was hiding weapons of mass destruction and was an imminent threat to the United States. After the invasion, however, it turned out that Iraq had no WMDs and the threat was exaggerated to gain public support for the war. I am confident that physical Gold and Silver can protect you to a certain extent from government tyranny.

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Markets And People Never Change. Gold And Silver Chart Analysis.

| September 12, 2015 | Category: Investing
Markets And People Never Change. Gold And Silver Chart Analysis.

Markets never change. They are always the means for money powers to distribute their gains to the unsuspecting masses, and like the markets, people never change, always set up for being fleeced. One of the most important markets to watch is FX, foreign currencies, for that is where the demise of the Federal Reserve’s fiat Federal Reserve Note, more commonly accepted as the “dollar,” will play out.

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Why Central Banks Are Pressing Investors To Hold Gold

| September 9, 2015 | Category: Investing
Why Central Banks Are Pressing Investors To Hold Gold

Overall, our Outlook remains unchanged! The reasons why we believe it is crucial for seasoned investors to hold gold have not only remained unchanged, but have become even more urgent. We would also like to go one step further. As governments worldwide become increasingly desperate due to their dire financial circumstances, I believe that they will resort to increasingly tyrannical means to access the wealth of their citizens. It is essential to keep at least a part of your assets far away from the banking system, which I consider to be an “extended arm” of the government.

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The Economy is in Liquidation Mode

The Economy is in Liquidation Mode

For centuries, people living in Western Civilization have been accumulating capital. They have not simply subsisted, and left the world the same as when they entered it. They have been creating more than they consume, passing on new wealth to their children. The Fed’s falling interest rate has slammed this process into reverse. It has put the entire economy into liquidation mode. It has forced people to consume their capital.

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When Will US Debt Hit the Wall?

When Will US Debt Hit the Wall?

Assuming that revenue increases 4.6% per year, public debt increases 14% per year, and that a maximum of 1/3 of revenue can be used for paying interest, the blended interest rate in 2030 cannot exceed 2%. This tiny exercise tells me that western economies are accelerating toward a wall, there are only a few years or perhaps a decade or two remaining before a major reset must occur, and that the time for delusional thinking is nearly gone. What have you done to prepare for when one or many western economies “hit the wall?” Gold and silver might be better answers than devaluing currencies, overpriced bonds, or levitated stocks.

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Addicted To Debt, Deficit Spending, and QE

Addicted To Debt, Deficit Spending, and QE

Central banks and governments created this addiction – addicted to debt, deficit spending, and Quantitative Easing. Consider the upcoming pain for most people, governments, markets, and pension plans if the drug is removed and we suffer the withdrawal symptoms.

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Why Stupidity Is The Most Widely Used Currency In Western World

Why Stupidity Is The Most Widely Used Currency In Western World

How do governments get away with what they do? Stupidity of the unquestioning and compliant masses. Each government that decided to give up their independent sovereignty in favor of a faux form of governing by a bunch of unelected [by the people], bought and paid for bureaucrats, is proof that stupidity goes well beyond US borders.

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Currency Turmoil Make Gold And Silver Ownership a Necessity

Currency Turmoil Make Gold And Silver Ownership a Necessity

The first two months of 2015 have seen turmoil in the currency markets extend from Russia and Ukraine to the heart of Europe. “Central Banks Now Open 24/7 Fighting Currency Wars and Deflation,” blared a February 12th Bloomberg headline. Against this backdrop, precious metals have been on the rise in terms of all currencies except the Swiss franc and the U.S dollar.

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Microdocumentary: 4 Major Boom And Bust Cycles Explained

Microdocumentary: 4 Major Boom And Bust Cycles Explained

This microdocumentary video examines in detail 4 major booms in the last 100 years and explains how monetary policy and interest rate manipulation has led to the inevitable bust.

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