Tag: monetary policy

The Ongoing Depression Could Force A Return To The Gold Standard

| October 19, 2013 | Category: Economy
The Ongoing Depression Could Force A Return To The Gold Standard

This is an excellent interview with Jim Rickards. He explains that we are in a depression currently. The answers to that problem from the US government and central bank will likely force them to impose monetary discipline through the return to a gold standard. The longer the dollar based monetary system is suppressed, the more likely that market forces will induce a dollar collapse. This piece provides deep insights in a complex matter, brought in an easy to understand way.

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The Mother of Central Banks Warns Markets To Respect Independence

The Mother of Central Banks Warns Markets To Respect Independence

In a speech given earlier this week in Mexico, the General Manager of the BIS talked about the increasing pressure from the market on central banks. Even the mother of central banks is aware that the limitations of monetary policy are increasingly being questioned. The question is being asked if indeed those policies have been a “success” or rather a “failure.”

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Marc Faber About Fed’s Money Printing: It Benefits A Handful Of People

Marc Faber About Fed’s Money Printing: It Benefits A Handful Of People

Apart from the fact that Mr. Faber did expect a formal confirmation of tapering, he said he was not surprised because “we are in QE unlimited.” He points out that the Fed is run by academics who never worked a single day of their life in a business. They don’t understand that if you print money, it benefits basically a handful of people maybe 3% or 5% of the population.

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David Stockman: Collapse Could Lead To Reconstruction Of The System

| September 8, 2013 | Category: Economy
David Stockman: Collapse Could Lead To Reconstruction Of The System

I think the political realities of the situation make the most likely scenario one in which there will be some kind of real financial collapse and disorder that will require a total reconstruction of the system. It’s impossible to say how that will be done, and this may be the chance to go back to a gold standard or to a very sharply circumscribed remit for central banks.

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Market Moves Ahead Should be Good for Gold, Bad for US Dollar

| July 11, 2013 | Category: Economy
Market Moves Ahead Should be Good for Gold, Bad for US Dollar

Gold and silver will not only continue to serve in their timeless role as a store of wealth while fiat currencies flail and ultimately fail—right now, market conditions are ripe for a once-in-a-lifetime profit opportunity to take shape. The current gloom in the mining-stock sector has stock prices at astounding lows… but those who know which companies are best positioned to ride out this temporary collapse and have the fortitude to invest in them now can make a fortune. This isn’t exaggeration—this scenario has played out before in the US.

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The Public Debate About Money Is Accelerating In The UK

The Public Debate About Money Is Accelerating In The UK

The only limits on this process of money creation are the banker’s instinctive fear of making a bad loan that will lead to a loss, and the fraction of deposits held as liquidity against the possibility that depositors suddenly want their money back – hence the term “fractional reserve banking”. It is at this stage of the credit cycle that the process of money creation goes violently into reverse.

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Don’t Cry For My Money Argentina

Don’t Cry For My Money Argentina

Argentina is a prime example of currency depreciation and capital controls. Casey Research reported this week how Argentines are doing everything they can to circumvent a new dollar clamp which is imposed by the Uruguayan government. They take risks traveling to Uruguay to extract US dollars from their peso-based Argentine credit cards.

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Can Central Banks Really Keep Interest Rates Down?

Can Central Banks Really Keep Interest Rates Down?

The primary conclusion for any prudent investor should be to not be lulled in by the soothing talks of Ben, Mario and Shinzo. Granted, they may be doing their best, and doing so in good faith. Only you should not rely on their being able to succeed. Ultimately, the interest rates and inflation expectations of financial markets are fickle. They can turn on a dime. And, irrespective of all their good intentions, the good men at the central banks will not be able to control the loss of confidence in the markets.

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The Economic Case For Savers To Allocate Wealth To Physical Gold

The Economic Case For Savers To Allocate Wealth To Physical Gold

This piece seeks to make the economic case for savers to allocate wealth to physical gold (in proper form) and for investors to allocate capital to precious metal miners. Our argument orients readers with our economic and market predispositions, seeks to explain current macroeconomic events within that context and outlines gold’s fundamental valuation framework.

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Yen Gold On Fire Today

Yen Gold On Fire Today

The Bank of Japan is committed to win the battle against deflation. In an attempt to stimulate their economy and to guarantee inflation, Japan announced they would pump $ 1.4 trillion in their economy in the next 24 months. As a result of that, the monetary base in Japan would double.

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Swiss Politician: Gold Reserves Guarantee Stability Of The Swiss Franc

Switzerland, which is often referred to as the most gold friendly country in the world, made its democracy work. A right-wing party succeeded in collecting some 106,000 signatures. This referendum was submitted to the federal authorities with the aim to stop the sale of gold reserves by the Swiss National Bank and to repatriate the gold that is stored in the US.

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Central Banks Have Taken On Fire-Fighting Tasks In This Crisis

The trend towards political influence is not restricted to the euro area. It is a global phenomenon. The central banks have taken on fire-fighting tasks in the crisis and in the process have also blurred the boundary between monetary policy and government fiscal policy.

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James Rickards: World Currency System Moving Towards Catastrophe

James Rickards: World Currency System Moving Towards Catastrophe

The world currency system is riding down the road to catastrophe. Those were the words from James Rickards during a recent interview on Wall Street Journal. The world already has entered a currency war that began in 2010 on the heels of the Federal Reserve’s massive easing program. Since then, plenty of nations have joined in, including Brazil, Switzerland and Japan.

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Why Buy Gold & Silver

| February 6, 2013 | Articles: Insights
Why Buy Gold & Silver

This article does an outstanding job in pointing to the fundamental reasons of owning and buying PHYSICAL gold and silver, from a monetary point of view. The fundamentals behind the debt crisis are explained, a matter that remains underexposed in mainstream media and education.

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