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Money And Debt – Do Not Ignore The Reality

Money And Debt – Do Not Ignore The Reality

The insanity of debt, derivatives, and outright bond monetization in the US, Europe and Japan could cause us to question basic truths and the consequences of ignoring reality.

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The Price Of Gold And The Art Of War

| December 18, 2014 | Category: Economy
The Price Of Gold And The Art Of War

When growth slows in capital markets, the bankers’ daisy-chain of credit and debt breaks down; setting in motion defaulting debt which ends in recession, deflation or, in extreme cases, a deflationary depression. A deflationary depression is a fatal monetary phenomena where the velocity of money—circulating credit and debt—falls so low capital markets are no longer self-sustaining. This happens after the collapse of massive speculative bubbles such as the collapse of the 1929 US stock market bubble which resulted in the world’s first deflationary depression, the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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Gold Will Be the Final Currency – Yes or No?

Gold Will Be the Final Currency – Yes or No?

But please ask yourself why the central banks and the citizens of Russia, China, India and many other countries are aggressively buying gold! I believe they more correctly understand the risks and the vulnerabilities of our debt based pyramid of paper that western governments and central bankers have constructed. I believe they have chosen to hedge their paper risks with physical gold.

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Smart Money, Dumb Money And Your Money

Smart Money, Dumb Money And Your Money

We are in the end game, where paper promises have replaced the stability of gold and silver. The consequences are there for everyone to see. Equity markets, bond markets, commodity markets have all been poisoned by today’s excessive levels of credit and debt. Gold and silver are the barometers of systemic financial distress. The bankers’ have done their utmost to disable the most telling indicators of their present disarray and imminent demise. Don’t be fooled, however. In the end game, gold and silver are not investments.

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Marc Faber’s Contrarian Play: Cash Is The Most Underappreciated Asset

Marc Faber’s Contrarian Play: Cash Is The Most Underappreciated Asset

Admittedly, Faber his call to hold cash is contrarian, and not the type of tip you would expect from a gold bull. His belief is not to hold cash for the long term. His point is that stocks and bonds are overvalued and not attractive as an investment. As the markets are likely to be shaken up thoroughly in the coming months, it is wise to hold cash in order to jump on the opportunities that will pass by.

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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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Sorry, We The People Are No Machines

| May 12, 2013 | Articles: Insights
Sorry, We The People Are No Machines

Are we right to conclude that consumers (at least in the US, and very likely in Europe as well) do not have the ability AND willingness to take on more debt in order to spend more? Maybe there is some spending fatigue. As the French use to say: c’est trop.

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European Banking – It Is Getting Scary

European Banking – It Is Getting Scary

All the evidence is there. Cyprus was indeed a “pilot” to determine the resistance against a bail-in from savers. Apparently the reaction of the Cypriot people and savers in the rest of the world, was too weak. The path of less resistance was the most likely one. This is truly frightening. Up until this point the suspicion was too high to ignore but still we all somehow hoped this was not true. This brings up the question what exactly is going wrong with the banking system.

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