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Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Zimbabwe Inflates, Again…
In November 2008, Zimbabwe experienced the second highest recorded inflation rate in history, and with that, it entered the Hanke-Krus World Hyperinflation Table. That’s when the annual inflation rate reached a peak of 89.7 sextillion (10^21) percent (see table below). At this point, prices were doubling every 24.7 hours. During Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation episode (2007-2008), the Reserve Bank of Zim
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The upcoming increase in interest rates
Last week, both Janet Yellen of the Fed and Mark Carney of the Bank of England prepared financial markets for interest rate increases. The working assumption should be that this was coordinated, and that both the ECB and the Bank of Japan must be considering similar moves.Central banks coordinate their monetary policies as much as possible, which is why we can take the view we are about to embark on a new policy phase of higher interest rates. The intention of this new phase must be to normalise
Friday, October 6, 2017
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Supply of Oxen at the IMF
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Friday, October 6, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Plan For Run On The Pound
Run On The Pound ? Jeremy Corbyn Says Should Plan For – Right to plan for ‘run on pound’ if Labour wins says Corbyn and Labour party  – British pound already down 20% since Brexit, collapse already in play – Run on the pound likely due to Labour’s ‘command economy’ approach – Collapse in Sterling would undermine UK financial system – Portfolios holding sterling and related assets would be significantly affected – Pension funds and property the most likely to get hit by run on the pound – Gold to
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Another gold-rich but mismanaged country sinks into hyperinflation again
By Agence France-Press via ENews Channel Africa, Johannesburg Sunday, October 1, 2017 HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Driving to work last week, Dennis Zhemi found his usually busy neighborhood garage in the Zimbabwean capital Harare deserted and a forecourt attendant signalling "no fuel." For Zhemi, it was a worrying sign that Zimbabwe's chronic economic collapse could be heading for another vicious downward spiral of basic shortages, hyperinflation, and social chaos. Zhemi's heart sank as he drove on, h
Monday, October 2, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Moscow Unveils A Monument To Kalashnikov, The AK-47’s Designer
A brand new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov holding his signature AK-47 assault rifle was unveiled in Moscow on Tuesday.  The statue commemorates one of Russia’s most renowned inventions. Kalashnikov is a staple name in Russia.  The history of the rifle though began almost 100 years ago when its designer was born. The inventor of the world’s most famous rifle was born into a Siberian peasant family in 1919. He was mechanically minded and first aspired to design farm equipment. But World War II cal
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Jeff Clark - Casey Research
  Does Gold Keep up in Hyperinflation ? 
Inflation is anatural consequence of loose government monetary policy. If those policies get too loose, hyperinflation can occur. As gold investors,we'd like to know if the precious metals would keep pace in this extreme scenario. Hyperinflation is an extremely rapid period of inflation, but when does inflation (which can be manageable) cross the line and become out-of-control hyperinflation? PhilipCagan, one of the very first researchers of this phenomenon, defines hyperinflation as "an inflation rate of 50% or more in a single month, "something largely inconceivable to the average investor.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
  Dear President Trump: What the F* Business is Venezuela of Ours?
Dear President Trump, forgive my harsh language, but since you and your staff can use harsh language, why can’t anyone else? That’s a minor question. Since you are busy, I prefer an answer to this question: What the F Business is Venezuela of Ours? I ask because you stated: “We have many options for Venezuela including a possible military option if necessary.” Dear President Trump, here are some additional questions that I am sure are on the minds of nearly everyone familiar with the story. Te
Monday, August 14, 2017
Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold’s future confiscation is a growing reality, as currency confidence slides!
Article – Part 5The subject of gold’s confiscation has come onto our screens again, but this time, being described as a “Myth” in the future. This thought comes from Canada, a favorite place for U.S. citizens to store their gold in the hopes that it will be outside the reach of the U.S. Federal Reserve. We respond to the article that described it as a myth, because we are firmly of the opinion that as we move from dollar hegemony to a multi currency, world currencies will find themselves competi
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Why Surging UK Household Debt Will Cause The Next Crisis
– Easy credit offered by UK banks is endangering “everyone else in the economy” – UK banks are “dicing with the spiral of complacency” again – Bank of England official believes household debt is good in moderation – Household debt now equals 135% of household income – Now costs half of average income to raise a child – Real incomes not keeping up with real inflation – 41% of those in debt are in full-time work – £1.537 trillion owed by the end of May 2017 Editor: Mark O’Byrne Why UK household
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
  BANK ASSETS ARE EPHEMERAL – HERE TODAY GONE TOMORROW 
It is not only paper gold which is Fake. Few investors realise that most of their investments are Fake. Fake news and Fake assets are everywhere. Let’s start with social media which dominates major parts of the world. Facebook for example has 2 billion active users. WhatsApp has 1.2 billion users and Instagram 700 million. There will obviously be quite a lot of overlap between the various social media. But what it is clear that these three Apps reach billions of people and their power is much bi
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Hedges Against Currency Devaluation and Cost Of Fuel, Food, Beer and Housing
– Gold hedge against currency devaluation – cost of fuel, food, housing – True inflation figures reflect impact on household spending – Household items climbed by average 964% – Pint of beer sees biggest increase in basket of goods – rise of 2464% – Bread rises 836%, butter by 1023% and fuel (diesel) up by 1375% – Gold rises 2672% and hold’s its value over 40 years – Savings eaten away by money creation and negative interest rates – Further evidence of gold’s role as inflation hedge and safe hav
Friday, July 21, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Should Platinum Be More Expensive Than Gold?
Platinum is one of the rarest elements in the world, much rarer than gold. This is why historically the white metal has been more valuable – just think of platinum credit cards which offer greater privileges and prestige than the gold ones. However, the ‘little silver’ has recently been traded at a discount to gold, as one can see in the chart below. Chart 1: The platinum-to-gold ratio (the price of platinum divided by the price of gold, red line, right axis), the price of gold (yellow line, lef
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Here’s How To “Go Long” Africa
By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at About a month ago, the South African government raised the minimum threshold for black ownership of mining companies from 26% to 30%. It's called "black empowerment" or "affirmative action" and is intended to provide black people with greater access to wealth, education, and to correct the inequality created by the white-led government who relinquished power in 1994 - 23 years ago. I got a message from a buddy who runs a global macro fund, asking me for my
Friday, July 14, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
GSB Weekly Review: FED Hikes, Dollar Climbs, Gold Slides
Gold and Silver Commentary: Gold bottomed in December of 2015 and again in December 2016, but gold prices have risen for the past six months.  The 50 day moving average (gold, but not yet silver) has crossed above the 200 day moving average – a so-called “golden cross.”  Expect higher prices for both gold and silver. Gold should move higher for several years given the increasingly dangerous global economic conditions, low interest rates and continual fiat currency devaluations.  A major stock ma
Friday, June 16, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Brexit and UK election impact UK housing
Growing evidence of slowdown in UK property market Slow-down in activity in UK housing market in run up to UK election Average UK house prices dropped in the three months to May Halifax report annual house price growth fallen to a four-year low of 3.3 percent. “Political instability breeds procrastination on the part of homebuyers and sellers” Sterling drop will increase divide in housing market, first time buyers continue to struggle House price growth has lost momentum, volumes continue to dro
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
JS Kim - Smart Knowledge U
Gold and Silver Hated Now, Cryptocurrencies Loved. The Debate Rages Onward, and Here’s a Solution!
by Republishing rights: This copyrighted article may NOT be reprinted in full elsewhere without the expressed written consent of SmartKnowledge Pte Ltd. However the first three paragraphs may be reprinted, without permission, with a link back to this original article for access to the full article here. by JS Kim, Founder of SmartKnowledgeU and skwealthacademy As most of you know, the rise of the cryptocurrency has dominated all financial headlines as of late, compelling many to comment on bull
Thursday, June 1, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
The Golden Revolution, Revisited: Introduction to Part I
This Insight is the second in the serial publication of the new, Revisited edition of my book, The Golden Revolution (John Wiley and Sons, 2012). (The first instalment can be found here.) The book is being published by Goldmoney and will also appear as a special series of Goldmoney Insights over the coming months. In this instalment I introduce Part I of the new book. View the entire Research Piece as a PDF here.Part I: The Monetary Sources of Economic Inequality “On Thursday [Sept 15, 2008] at
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
What is a bull market?
[This post is a slightly-modified excerpt from a recent TSI commentary] A reasonable definition of a bull market must be practical. This means that it must take into account the fact that what people really want from an investment is an increase in purchasing power, not just an increase in price. Figuring out whether or not an investment is in a bull market is therefore not as straightforward as observing its long-term trend in nominal currency terms. Here’s a great example of why looking only a
Monday, May 22, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Zimbabwe plans 'use it or lose it' mine-permit program for gold
Zimbabwe may confiscate unused mining licenses from companies and liberalize gold trading as ways to boost output. Large mines are "sitting on lots of unused claims," the southern African country's Chamber of Mines said in a document outlining initiatives of the proposed Command Mining program. Revisiting the Gold Trade Act "to allow for the ease of handling and transportation of gold to buying centers" and speeding up mine registration are among other recommendations. Zimbabwe, whose economy ha
Saturday, May 20, 2017
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