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Owning Real Assets Amid Surreal Markets

| February 18, 2021 | Articles: Insights
Owning Real Assets Amid Surreal Markets

In the current market environment, little else matters other than momentum. What’s moving up gets chased higher still by investors. And what can be moved up by any means is pursued by speculators who hope to jump-start a momentum trade. It’s all being fueled by cheap money and government “stimulus.” The consequences? The U.S. stock market trades at an historically high premium to GDP (the so-called “Buffett indicator”). Speculative trading frenzies in stocks such as GameStop defy any kind of fundamental analysis. Manic up moves in unbacked cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (which hit a record high today and is nearing a total market value of $1 trillion) seem to suggest […]

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Claudio Grass: Why This Monetary System Will Collapse

Claudio Grass: Why This Monetary System Will Collapse

Moving into physical gold requires the correct mindset, and the appropriate big picture vision. Investors and individuals should hold physical metals in a safe haven place like Switzerland for the right reasons, not as a trade for instance. And the safe haven appeal of Switzerland is still very much intact. For instance, the U.S. government or IRA cannot approach Global Gold directly. Only in case of a serious case, they can submit the suspicious activity to the Swiss government system, which then will assess whether it is an issue according to Swiss law, and only then can question the gold sitting in a private vault.

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Peak Debt And The Need For A Reliable Store of Value

| October 13, 2015 | Category: Investing
Peak Debt And The Need For A Reliable Store of Value

These days, most investors seem unconcerned about the unsustainable levels of global debt and the inflationary potential of the trillions of dollars created by the major central banks especially the U.S Federal Reserve. And, few seem the least bit worried about what a zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) or even a negative interest rate policy (NIRP) will ultimately do to the purchasing power of the dollar.With slow global economic growth, ZIRP and NIRP, expansionary monetary policies of the major central banks as well as exploding debt levels, the future of our current financial system looks very precarious. Despite all of the disparaging talk about precious metals, I believe that the current low levels offer spectacular value.

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Ground Zero in the War on Cash: Greece

Ground Zero in the War on Cash: Greece

Greece offers us an interesting example. It will allow us to observe the spread of the tentacles of Europe-style statism as well as the measures the population will undoubtedly take to resist it. Since the Greeks are unlikely to meekly submit to statist oppression, this promises to be quite exciting. Who knows, we may eventually even get the opportunity to see what happens if a total cash ban is introduced. Given that Greece is brimming with British gold sovereigns, we can already guess how such a decree would be undermined by enterprising Greeks.

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Gold For Cash Through A Pawn Shop

Gold For Cash Through A Pawn Shop

A common place to offer an individual’s precious metals is a marketplace, as there are many to be found on eBay, the largest marketplace worldwide. However, with the advance of the internet, products and services can be offered across many stores in search for the most competitive bid. Another way to offer your metal or jewelry is through a pawn shop.

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Negative Interest Rates And Cashless Society Are Theft

Negative Interest Rates And Cashless Society Are Theft

According to Thomas Bachheimer, the European states are moving towards a cashless society. If this is the way the ECB wants to go, they could use Greece as a test case for negative interest rates, which, by the way, are nothing but theft.

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Gold: Investor Sentiment Remains Negative But Physical Demand Robust

Gold: Investor Sentiment Remains Negative But Physical Demand Robust

The surge in demand for bullion coins and bars will soon have a positive impact on prices. Even though it has been extraordinarily difficult for some investors to keep their conviction and hold on to real value while paper markets relentlessly discount it, I am entirely convinced that we are getting to the end of this current bear market.

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Gold versus the Status Quo

Gold versus the Status Quo

The status quo is heavily slanted in favor of fiat currencies, against gold, and maintaining their power and wealth. The anti-gold sentiment is quite strong. It reminds me of two thoughts. If everyone is thinking the same thing, no one is thinking. If everyone is leaning over the same side of the boat, watch out.

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When Gold Does Beat Paper

When Gold Does Beat Paper

Negative interest rates, cash ban, gold ban, private cash hoarding, cash hoards under Swiss soil – these are all concepts we would have considered figments of a sci-fi writer’s imagination not long ago. Come what may, it will not be easy: neither for the interventionists and control freaks trying to keep a lid on the consequences of their own doings, nor for the people trying to lead a normal economic life without massive restrictions.

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Lunch With Elvis

Lunch With Elvis

One FKEU isn’t what it used to be. Perhaps that partially explains why there has been so little media interest regarding Fort Knox gold and why there has been no audit in the past 60+ years. An audit might discover that the gold in Fort Knox is, like the purchasing power of the US dollar, mostly gone. Times change, gold moves to China, India and Russia, debt increases exponentially, a mighty storm is coming, and, I confess, we really did not … enjoy Sasquatch burgers.

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Demand for Physical Gold remains strong and Global Debt Explodes

Demand for Physical Gold remains strong and Global Debt Explodes

As I have mentioned on many occasions, the current debt levels are totally unsustainable and without any real economic growth, there is no way that this will be resolved without a major monetary collapse or reset of the current fiat system. However, many people have no idea of what is really going on.

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Global Currencies Teeter as Bonds Offer “Return-Free Risk”

Global Currencies Teeter as Bonds Offer “Return-Free Risk”

Regardless of how the dollar fares versus the euro or other currencies in the near term, the dollar stands to resume the long-term trend identified by Warren Buffett. The dollar, over time, is destined to depreciate against real assets, including gold and silver.

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China’s AIIB Spells Dollar Demise, Not Clear For Precious Metals

China’s AIIB Spells Dollar Demise, Not Clear For Precious Metals

The entire Western banking system is corrupt and bankrupt, held together by issuing more and more fiat, but only into the totally insolvent banking system. For as long as people are willing to buy into the lies spewed by the criminal enterprises, more commonly known as governments, the “emperor-is-wearing-no-clothes” mentality will keep the elite’s sinking fiat ship alive. There is obviously no known solution for world-wide stupidity.

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How Apple’s Gold Watch Will Keep the Bull Market Ticking

How Apple’s Gold Watch Will Keep the Bull Market Ticking

As an investor who is bullish on the precious metals, you want to see continued new uses being found for them. And that is exactly what is taking place in all four of today’s precious metals markets – gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Long before Apple made its gold watch announcement, precious metals were helping people “tell time.” They gave – and continue to give – those who possess them the ability of not only protecting their wealth, but often times their families’ lives during times of approaching financial storm and political strife. The clock is ticking.

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