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Lew Rockwell
  The Truth About War and the State 
Not long ago I was thinking about the legacy of Murray N. Rothbard, the brilliant scholar and the creator of the libertarian movement, as well as a dear friend to both Ron and me. Would that movement have come into existence without Murray? I don’t think so. And whatever might have developed in its place would undoubtedly have been less pro-peace, and more willing to reach an accord with the warfare st
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
  Gold Silver Confiscation: Can the Government Seize Assets
One concern of retail precious metals investors is the possibility of a gold confiscation.Imagine having the forethought to buy gold to shield your finances from an economic or monetary crisis—only to have it taken away from you by your government. You’d lose not just the protective buffer you put in place but potentially a chunk of your net worth.Gold confiscation may sound preposterous to investors used to securities or real estate. But it’s happened in the past enough times to make it a reaso
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist
The Never-Ending Wars of the United States of America
A Monday Morning Musing from Mickey the Mercenary Geologist"War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small 'inside' group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefi
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
EU, Russia, and China agree to special payments system for Iran
The European Union's three biggest member states have agreed to a deal with Russia and China to set up a special payments system to facilitate trade with Iran as global powers step up measures to protect a nuclear deal with Tehran after the United States reimposed sanctions. In a joint statement today, the foreign ministers of China, Russia, Germany, the UK, and France agreed to "assist and reassure economic operators pursuing legitimate business with Iran," including its oil exports. The five c
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
EU Rebukes Trump, Will Create "Special Vehicle" to Bypass US Sanctions on Iran
The stage is set for a major confrontation between the US and EU over Trump's sanctions on Iran. The Wall Street Journal reports Europe Plans ‘Special Vehicle’ to Maintain Companies’ Ties to Iran, Avoid U.S. Sanctions. The European Union said late Monday that it would establish a special payment channel to allow European and other companies to legally continue financial transactions with Iran while avoiding exposure to U.S. sanctions. The move is a direct rebuke of President Trump’s policy on
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Rudy Giuliani: "We're Going to Overthrow Iran"
Trumps' Lawyer, Rudy Giuliani raised quite a stir, as well as denials when he made claims of overthrowing Iran. Reuters reports Trump Lawyer Giuliani Says Iran's Government Will be Overthrown. “I don’t know when we’re going to overthrow them,” said Giuliani, who spoke in his own capacity though he is a Trump ally, at an Iran Uprising Summit held by the Organization of Iranian-American Communities, which opposes Tehran’s government. “It could be in a few days, months, a couple of years. But it’s
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Oilprice.com - oilprice.com
Iran’s Currency Crisis Is About To Get Much Worse
In a development that must be hard to stomach for the political elite in Tehran, many Iranians are turning to U.S. dollars to offset the impact of sanctions and a faltering economy, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.A steep plunge in the value of the rial, Iran’s currency, has led to a spike in demand for dollars in recent months from Iranians seeking safer assets, the report added. On Tuesday, one U.S. dollar bought 107,000 rials, compared with 43,000 rials in January.When Iranian Pre
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Oilprice.com - oilprice.com
EU Weighs New Payment System With Iran To Skirt U.S. Sanctions
The European Union is looking favorably at a proposal by Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to set a SWIFT-like payment system between the union and Iran as a way of avoiding U.S. sanctions, Sputnik reports, quoting a source from the EU.“Various ideas [on the matter] are being voiced, and at present, one can say that it is an important contribution in terms of efforts to secure the Iran nuclear deal,” the source, who was not named, said. Whether or not Maas’ proposal will be discussed officia
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Iran's break with the dollar is easier said than done
A little over two weeks ago Iran eliminated another function of the U.S. dollar in its internal workings in a move positioned amid yearslong plans to reduce dependency on the greenback. The consequences will be manifold and interconnected, but there are discrepancies in views concerning what will happen as a result among experts and officials. On Feb. 28, the Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Trade announced by way of a directive that all traders are henceforth barred from registering their impor
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Are We Going to $1,120 or $1,510 No Matter What, Own Some Gold!
Who will win: bulls or bears? The LBMA published its annual forecast survey for precious metals prices in 2018. Gold prices range from $1,120 to $1,510. Where is the price of the yellow metal headed? Summary of the Survey The views of about 30 analysts in the 2018 forecasts are strongly divergent. The average price of gold is projected to be $1,318, so it is expected to be around the current level, but almost 5 percent higher than the last year’s average of $1,257.12. However, the average gold p
Friday, March 16, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Trade Wars
An overt trade war has commenced. President Trump has fired the starting gun, setting in motion an election promise, part of his Make America Great Again undertaking. It is a blow squarely aimed against China, costing China some trade perhaps, but basically a loser’s last roll of the dice.The back story appears to be far deeper than some relatively minor tariffs on steel and aluminium would suggest. It comes after a prolonged period of shadow-boxing between America in the blue corner and Russia
Friday, March 9, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Four Key Themes To Drive Gold Prices In 2018 – World Gold Council
– Four key themes to drive gold prices in 2018 – World Gold Council annual review– Monetary policies, frothy asset prices, global growth and demand and increasing market access important in 2018 – Weak US dollar in 2017 saw gold price up 13.5%, largest gain since 2010– “Strong gold price performance was a positive for investors and producers, and was symptomatic of a more profound shift in sentiment: a growing recognition of gold’s role as a wealth preservation and risk mitigation tool” – China’
Friday, March 2, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Hit Multi-Week Lows as UK 'Hints' at Rate Rise, US Risks Syria Stand-Off with Turkey
GOLD PRICES bounced $10 per ounce from new 5-week lows against a rising US Dollar in London on Thursday, rallying to $1316 as Western stock markets also fell hard once again. Commodities held flat, but major government bond prices dropped, driving longer-term interest rates higher. Benchmark UK Gilt yields neared the highest since March 2016 – back before the shock Brexit referendum result on qu
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
5 Forces That Will Drive Gold Higher In 2018
Gold prices are rising. They bottomed in December 2015 at $1,046, a year later in December 2016 at $1,124, and again in December 2017 at $1,241. The bull market in gold has shown renewed life, as the bull market in stocks is displaying weakness, old age, and terminal blow-off behavior. 1 – DOLLAR DEVALUATION: Potentially the most important force pushing gold prices higher is the inevitable devaluation of the dollar. Commercial and central banks create debt by “printing” dollars from “thin air” a
Friday, February 2, 2018
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Resurgent US oil industry priming the economic pump
Crude oil prices dropped from $110 a barrel in the summer of 2014 to about $30 in January 2016. The effect on oil producers and oil-producing countries was dramatic. The Russian ruble plunged, and the Canadian dollar slipped to below 70 cents US for the first time since 2003, kicking the country into recession and snuffing out the oil boom in Alberta. Many foreign companies operating in the high-cost Canadian oil sands pulled up stakes. One of the hardest hit countries was Venezuela, whose petr
Friday, January 26, 2018
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Trump's Dollar in Cattelan's Gold Toilet
Jokes, art, gold and a final use for the Don's 'weak Dollar' policy... THAT Nancy Spector at the Guggenheim in New York sounds like a right card, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Her newly leaked  email to the Trump White House of last September declined to lend Don and Mel their desired Van Gogh ('Landscape in the Snow'), but offered instead "a marvelous w
Friday, January 26, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Cyber War Coming In 2018
– Cyber war is increasing threat – Investors are not prepared for– Third most likely global risk in 2018 is cyber war say WEF – “Scale and sophistication of attacks is going to grow”– EU, US, NATO lay down ground rules for offensive cyber war– Ireland is viable target for attackers but is ‘grossly unprepared for cyber war’– UK should expect attack that cripples infrastructure within 2 years – Trump administration may use nuclear weapons in response to cyber attacks– Cyber war designed to have a
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Silver as a Strategic Metal and Why Prices Will Soar 
The arguments in favor of silver as an investment asset are growing rapidly. In the opinion of the Jackass, silver is the most under-valued hard asset in existence, with the highest potential for price appreciation on the globe. To begin with, central banks own no silver, but do own huge tracts of gold. Industry has huge demand for silver, but a trifling amount for gold demand. The investment demand is another key factor in favor of silver, but also for gold. Ever since the tech telecom bust in
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Bond Market Bear Creating Gold Bull
Gold is climbing as bond yields rise and the dollar falls, over speculation that China is pulling back on buying US Treasuries and Japan signals it is winding down its quantitative easing program. Meanwhile, US debt continues to grow after the Republicans under President Trump pushed a trillion dollars worth of tax cuts through the Senate, that the Congressional Budget Office thinks will add $1.7 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. The dollar, 10 year yields and golds price
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
The Next Great Bull Market in Gold Has Begun – Rickards
– ‘Gold is in the early stages of a sustainable long-term bull market’ Rickards – Rickards believes the next bull market in gold will be even more powerful than those of 1971–1980 and 1999–2011 – This new rally could send gold $1,475 or higher by next summer thanks to Fed rate hikes – Warns of Peak Gold ‘Physical gold is in short supply. Refiners can’t get enough to meet demand.’ – ‘Now looks like a good time to jump on board to enjoy the ride’ – The Axis of Gold ‘continue to buy gold overtly an
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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