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Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Putting Pennies in the Fusebox, Report 26 Mar, 2017
Back in the old days, homes had fuse boxes. Today, of course, any new house is built with a circuit breaker panel and many older homes have been upgraded at one time or another. However, the fuse is a much more interesting analogy for the monetary system. When a fuse burned out, it was protecting you from the risk of a house fire. Each circuit is designed for only so much current. The problem is that higher current causes more heat, and it can start a fire. So they put fuses in, which burn out b
Monday, March 27, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
  ‘Real’ Performance Comparison
Inserted below is a chart that compares the long-term inflation-adjusted (IA) performances of several markets. This chart makes some interesting points, such as: 1) Market volatility increased dramatically in the early-1970s when the current monetary system was introduced. This shows that the generally higher levels of monetary inflation and the larger variations in the rate of monetary inflation that occurred after the official link to gold was abandoned didn’t only affect nominal prices. Real
Friday, March 24, 2017
Frank Shostak
Understanding Money Creation and the Trade Balance
According to conventional analysis, a key factor in exchange rate determination is the state of the balance of payments. It is held that as long as the US continues to run a large trade account deficit, which stood at $48.5 billion in January 2017, this is likely to keep pressure on the US dollar exchange rate against other currencies.Following this logic, an increase in imports gives rise to an increase in a demand for foreign currency. To obtain the foreign currency importers will sell the dom
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
All Out Political, Economic, And Financial Warfare!
Like it or not, we are living through a major inflectionary point in human history; on more fronts; with more lasting, and dramatic changes than any before it.  Yes, there have been hundreds of humanity-altering wars throughout history.  However, never have so many people been impacted by current events; as, for example, there are 7.4 billion people today, compared to 2.3 billion at World War II’s onset.  And while WWII shaped the culture, economic and monetary, and physical borders for generati
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Sprott Money
Is Demand For Physical Gold Really Collapsing? - Dave Kranzler/Rory Hall
Seriously? “Simon Black” (it’s a nom de plume) wrote an article titled “Demand For Physical Is Collapsing.” He focused on retail bullion demand numbers. The headline and the content is largely fake news as it focuses on the demand for minted coins vs the paper gold market. We’re not really sure about the intent of article, but the content was devoid of any relevance to the actual global demand for physical gold. While the retail minted coin and small-size bar demand is down from last year
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold and Silver Market Morning: Mar 20 2017 - Gold consolidating at higher levels!
Gold Today–New York closed at $1,228.80 Friday after closing at $1,226.30 on the 16th March.London opened at $1,232.75 today.Overall the dollar was weaker against all global currencies early today. Before London’s opening: -The $: € was weaker at $1.0765: €1 from $1.0754: €1 Friday.-The Dollar index was weaker at 100.16 from 100.38 Friday.-The Yen was stronger at 112.74:$1 from Friday’s 113.44 against the dollar. -The Yuan was stronger at 6.9051: $1, from 6.9068: $1, Friday. -The Pound Sterling 
Monday, March 20, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Solving the secret behind the Chinese gold market
The world is full of golden rules. There is one for every field: ethics, communication, fashion. But there is only one that counts, the golden rule of money: "Who has the gold makes the rules." China, it seems, wants to make the rules in the international monetary system, which is why it has been acquiring vast amounts of gold both through private and official channels. Because of the obscure nature of the Chinese gold market and the reluctance of Chinese officials to show their hand, nobody has
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Who Do You Trust-The Lies, Or Your Own Eyes?
As we commence what could be an historically “PM-bullish, everything-else-bearish” week, the Cartel of course “started us off” with the 178th “Sunday Night Sentiment” attack of the past 187 weekends, followed by the 804th “2:15 AM” raid of the past 921 trading days – “Cartel Herald” algorithms and all.  This, as the supposedly all-important “dollar index” remained at the multi-week low hit Friday afternoon, following the LOL, “strong” jobs number.  Which of course, I state in “quotes,” given how
Monday, March 13, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Digital Gold On Blockchain – For Now Caveat Emptor
Digital Gold On The Blockchain – For Now Caveat Emptor – Bitcoin surpasses gold price – a psychological and arbitrary headline  – Royal Mint blockchain gold asks you to trust in the UK government – Royal Canadian Mint and GoldMoney blockchain product asks you to trust in government and the technology, servers, websites etc of the providers – Invest in a gold mine using cryptocurrency – but wait until 2022 for your gold and trust the miners that it is there – Blockchain and gold will likely make
Monday, March 13, 2017
David Morgan - Silver Investor
  Correcting Antal Fekete's Historical Silver Errors 
In "The Double Whammy of Geopolitical Gold Games reposted in February 2013 (from January 31, 2008) by Antal Fekete he stated some errors of fact! Marco Polo, guide us on this excursion to China! Bruce Lee, help our reflexes to be as fast as yours! May we not be slap happy like Jackie Chan! Wo Fat, do not mislead us! Antal mentioned China's silver money system going back to the 16th century, then stated" "CHINA'S EXTERNAL TRADE WAS INSIGNIFIC
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Frank Shostak
How Central Banks Enable the Money-Creation Process
According to traditional economics textbooks, the current monetary system amplifies the initial monetary injections of money. The popular story goes as follows: if the central bank injects $1 billion into the economy and banks have to hold 10% in reserve against their deposits, this will cause the first bank to lend 90% of this $1 billion. The $900 million in turn will end up with the second bank, which will lend 90% of the $900 million. The $810 million will end up with a third bank, which in t
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold $10,000 Coming – “Time To Prepare Is Now”
James Rickards: Long-Term Forecast For $10,000 Gold James Rickards, geopolitical and monetary expert and best selling author of the ‘The New Case for Gold’ has written an interesting piece for the Daily Reckoning on why he believes gold will reach $10,000 in the long term. Gold in USD Adjusted for Inflation 1970-2017 – Macrotrends.net He warns of the many systemic and geopolitical risks including the EU elections, from nuclear North Korea, tensions with Iran and “rapidly rising tensions between
Friday, March 10, 2017
Chris Martenson
The Coming Great Wealth Transfer
In the past, I've warned about the coming Great Wealth Transfer.  But now we need to talk about it in the present tense, because it’s here. And it will only accelerate from here on out. The Rich will get richer at the expense of everybody else. This isn't personal. It's simply a feature of what happens near the end of a debt-based monetary system run by corruptible humans. Of course, those in charge don't think of themselves as corrupted or villainous. I'm sure that Federal Reserve Chairs Greens
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Revisionist Theory of Depressions Can It Happen Again?
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Friday, March 3, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Has the Fed been a long-term success?
To know whether or not the Fed has been a long-term success, the reason for the Fed’s creation must first be known. Here is the reason from the horse’s mouth: “It [the Fed] was created by the Congress to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system.” If this is the real reason then over the long-term the Fed has not been a success. In fact, it has been an abject failure. That the Fed has blatantly not been successful in providing the nation with a
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
FOFOA - FoFOA
Think like a Giant 3 
"The things I tell you will not be wrong. Better to listen, than to talk. Don't search for all the answers at once. A path is formed by laying one stone at a time." -The Giant from Twin Peaks "If you are searching for facts you will find them, but the items you find will not be true! Did you think that the high powered world of the LBMA would operate in a fishbowl for all to see? We cannot take what is on the outside as evidence for what is on the inside. To find the answer, work with ins
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
David Galland - Casey Research
Three Levels of Survival Skills 
The situations in which survival skills become desirable or even necessary cover a wide range of possibilities. For example, if you are in what is euphemistically referred to as the "Golden Years," and your own government decides to manipulate interest rates to the point that the fixed income you rely on to survive falls into negative territory, survival skills will quickly come in handy, but survival skills of a different sort than, say, those required to stay afloat in a failed economy such as Zimbabwe. On that front, we'll hear from a Zimbabwean a bit further on.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
2.5%, Nuff Said-Revisited
In late 2013, amidst unrelenting hype of the second coming of the Fed’s balance sheet “exit strategy” – the first being in LOL, 2010; interest rates surged higher, causing the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury to briefly touch the key psychological level of 3.0%.  (PPT-supported) stocks, of course, surged; and equally predictably, (Cartel-suppressed) Precious Metal prices plunged.  This, despite the fact that said “exit strategy” premise was fallacious at best; and a flat out, Goebbels-esq
Friday, February 24, 2017
Michael J. Kosares - USA Gold
  Alan Greenspan renews gold advocacy, Part 1
Gold Investor/World Gold Council/2-16-2017 MK note: Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan is interviewed in the most recent issue of the World Gold Council’s Gold Investor magazine.  As most of you already know, Greenspan is a long-time advocate of private gold ownership as well as the gold standard.  Some see his chairmanship of the Fed and gold advocacy as contradictory, but in fact, Greenspan always saw the two as complementary.  Here is a very interesting quote taken from the interview: “When
Friday, February 17, 2017
James West - Midas Letter
Gold Price holding as U.S. Treasuries dumped in record volumes
If you’re one of the throwback gold enthusiasts likely to now number in the hundreds judging be mainstream media’s portrayal of “gold bugs”, you’re likely enjoying the apparent strength in the gold price currently evident. Observers and supporters in the standard by which all other currencies have historically been measured before their inevitable disappearance into the footnotes of history can draw from a short list of the fundamental reasons why a gold price resurgence is always its own inevit
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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