Tag: safe haven

Jim Sinclair Explains How QE3 Will Lead To The End Game

We read an excellent set of insights from Mr Gold (Jim Sinclair), who is known famous for his generosity in sharing his wisdom. In one of his latest articles, he explains how we got to the point where the last round of Quantitative Easing (QE3) was inevitable. With a high degree of accuracy, he explains the situation in the derivatives market and the manipulation of regulators as being one of the root causes of the huge financial problems we are facing. These kinds of facts are not reported in the media, for sure not the mainstream media. We appreciate Jim Sinclair for his honesty, integrity and generosity. Mr Sinclair points to […]

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I have an IRA. How can I invest in Gold and Silver?

| September 23, 2012 | Articles: Insights

It is quite easy! Yes, I am talking about actual physical gold and silver, not “paper” gold, or certificates, or paper promises. Question: Why gold and silver in an IRA? Answer: The simplest explanation is that gold and silver will protect your purchasing power. There are many other reasons including safety in the event of another economic melt-down such as what happened in 2008. Question: Why not buy ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) that invest in gold and silver, such as GLD, SLV, PSLV, and PHYS? Answer: You certainly can. They are more convenient to buy and sell, and the annual fees are less. But, if you are looking for maximum […]

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Government and gold confiscation: tips to protect your assets

| September 20, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Government and gold confiscation: tips to protect your assets

This article brings the point of view of Claudio Grass from Global Gold in Switzerland. My advice to everyone is simple and clear: “Get out of the current financial system,  avoid paper money and the banking system in general and move into physical precious metals.” David Stockman has put it this way: “ABCD – Anything Bernanke Cannot Destroy!” Confiscation is already here. I am not talking about outright confiscation of assets, but the confiscation of the buying power by inflating the money supply. If you keep your money in a bank account or “invest” it in bonds, you are actually losing money in real terms (i.e. after inflation). The decrease […]

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Stagflation in extremis & the explosive rise of gold

| September 18, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Stagflation in extremis & the explosive rise of gold

Stagflation’s appearance in the 1970s was like an outbreak of three-headed children. It wasn’t supposed to happen. Prevailing wisdom—an oxymoron among economists—held that high employment and rising prices were economic handmaidens; and that, conversely, slowing economies and inflation were mutually exclusive In the 1970s, for the first time in capitalism’s history stagflation appeared, i.e. prices rose and economic growth stagnated; and, while economists would search for reasons to explain the apparently inexplicable, it was only because they avoided the obvious that they did not find the answer. In August 1971, President Nixon upon the advice of Milton Friedman—the same Milton Friedman who erroneously taught Ben Bernanke economic contractions can be […]

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Miles Franklin Exclusive: The End Game

| September 17, 2012 | Articles: Insights

After some thinking over the weekend, I have come to the conclusion (belatedly, I can’t believe it took me more than 4 seconds) that The Fed committed it’s own suicide last Thursday.  Yes I know, they had already done 2 QE’s, Operation Twist and blown up their balance while stuffing it with all sorts of non performing, substandard garbage assets.  BUT, this episode of buying $40 billion (to start) of MBS per month is open ended. All you need to do is go back through history to see that any “temporary” government program has always been permanent from it’s inception.  Not only has it been “permanent”, nearly ALL government programs […]

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Euro gold price taking off

| September 17, 2012 | Articles: Gold Silver Prices
Euro gold price taking off

After reaching a new all-time high of €1,365 per troy ounce last week, the price of gold looks ready to celebrate the new “unlimited” fashion at the ECB with some healthy action of its own, expect the following months to be very exciting. The temptation to print is just too strong, the old school bundesbankers stepped out and those left behind are more than happy to sound tough in press conferences, but still accommodate the politicians with easy money. The truth is that without free, unlimited money, they would actually have to make hard choices. Imagine that! The horrifying thought of having to choose between ice-cream and chocolate cake, instead […]

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Nick Barisheff comments on QE3 & confirms his $10,000 gold price outlook

“Gold’s sharp price increase in response to QE3 announcement, compared to a smaller increase in equity prices, indicates the futility of more fiat currency expansion”. That’s Nick Barisheff his view about Thursday’s announcement from the US Fed. Nick Barisheff is the 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 which will be released later this year. The statement of the Fed and the effect it had on the prices of precious metals, confirms Nick’s expectations of  gold priced at $10,000 an ounce. The Fed is desperately trying to stimulate job growth in the US. Their belief is that […]

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Doug Casey on the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Today’s Journalism

| September 13, 2012 | Articles: Experts Talk

Louis: Hola Doug. What’s on your mind this week? Doug: The color yellow. As in “yellow journalism” – which seems almost the only kind we have these days. Of course, to be fair, inflammatory, shamelessly dishonest “man bites dog” journalism has always been the dominant kind, simply because it sells papers. But we’ll see more than the usual amount in the next couple of months, simply because elections lend themselves to it; politics seems to stimulate the reptilian part of the brain, the most primitive part. Both politics and the reptilian brain relate well to the yellow press. Anyway, like many people, I watched snippets of the Republican National Convention […]

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When Will Gold Finally Take Off Again?

When Will Gold Finally Take Off Again?

By Jeff Clark, Casey Research Gold’s pullback a year ago no doubt shook out a lot of nervous buyers. They got in on the rise, they got nervous on the pull back. They sold, and they lost. That’s just the way the market works. But it’s a shame, because when we look logically at gold’s historical performance – for example over the last 12 years – we see that holding their nerve, tough though it can be, will most likely turn out to be the best approach, and for good reason. Look at gold prices for the last five years. You can see, despite the pullback, that the trend is […]

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Well I Didn’t See THAT Coming

| September 12, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Well I Didn’t See THAT Coming

Why didn’t anyone see it coming? asks Adrian Ash at BullionVault. That was the Queen’s famous question, 14 months into this now 5-year old crisis, when she visited the London School of Economics. Well, replied Professor Luis Garicano, showing Her Majesty the LSE’s new £71 million ($140m) faculty building in November 2008, “At every stage, someone was relying on somebody else and everyone thought they were doing the right thing.” Hnh? The British press guffawed and harrumphed at this lame excuse for an answer. But given a few days – and then a few months, and then a few years – the economics profession got its full reply down pat. “The simple response […]

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Gold spikes on nonfarm payroll disappointment

| September 7, 2012 | Articles: Gold Silver Prices
Gold spikes on nonfarm payroll disappointment

“Draghi Day” yesterday was something of an anti-climax as far as precious metals were concerned: though the European Central Bank is now prepared to buy unlimited amounts of troubled eurozone governments’ short-term debt, these purchases will be “sterilized”. This is similar to what the Fed has been doing with its “Operation Twist” – offsetting new bond purchases with asset sales. So the total euro money supply is not increased by this scheme. What this does do is prop up troubled periphery governments, and help boost inflation in countries like Spain. At the same time, it is offering savers in countries like Germany bonds and/or savings deposits, which exerts a deflationary […]

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What to Do When – Not If – Inflation Gets Out of Hand

| September 4, 2012 | Articles: Insights
What to Do When – Not If – Inflation Gets Out of Hand

By Jeff Clark, Casey Research The cheek of it! They raised the price of my favorite ice cream. Actually, they didn’t increase the price; they reduced the container size. I can now only get three servings for the same amount of money that used to give me four, so I’m buying ice cream more often. Raising prices is one thing. I understand raw-ingredient price rises will be passed on. But underhandedly reducing the amount they give you… that’s another thing entirely. It just doesn’t feel… honest. You’ve noticed, I’m sure, how much gasoline is going up. Food costs too are edging up. My kids’ college expenses, up. Car prices, insurance […]

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Stephen Leeb: Bernanke, Europe, China & The Surge In Gold & Silver

| September 1, 2012 | Articles: Experts Talk

Today acclaimed money manager Stephen Leeb told King World News that he expects the Fed will in fact ease at their September meeting.  Leeb also discussed the strong move in gold and silver, but first, here is what Leeb had to say regarding Bernanke and the Fed: “I think what investors clearly wanted to hear from Bernanke is that he’s ready to ease on monetary policy, and that he’s ready to open the floodgates again.  That, combined with a much more docile Merkel, and news today that China’s copper demand might be a lot stronger than people think, and you really had a trifecta here today.” Stephen Leeb continues: “The Bernanke story […]

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Eric Sprott: We Are Staring At Chaos & Collapse In Front Of Us

Today billionaire Eric Sprott spoke with King World News about one of his frightening predictions, “I always postulated that the financial system would go bankrupt, and it has, save for one thing, it got bailed out.”  Sprott, who is Chairman of Sprott Asset Management, also added, “But I don’t think the central planners have a winning hand here.  They’re not going to win.” Sprott then warned, “God knows when we get there (to the end of the current system) what we are all staring at.” But first, here is what he had to say about the last decade:  “When I reflect back over the decade, I think I can come almost […]

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