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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
Signs Of The Time
It’s Monday morning, and I’d like to start by asking if there’s anyone who doesn’t yet understand the desperation of the powers that be, to allow anything that might accelerate the inevitable collapse of history’s largest, most destructive fiat Ponzi scheme? On a weekend chock full of “PM bullish, everything-else bearish” developments, the gold Cartel started the week with the 174th “Sunday Night Sentiment” raid of the past 183 weekends; and the 786th “2:15 AM” EST attack, via the prototypical “
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Fear Dissemination, Fud, And Reality
Someone I greatly respect in the alternative media, constantly warns of people “peddling fear dissemination” to sell products – which naturally, include the ultimate crisis protection assets, Precious Metals.  He is one of the most optimistic people I know – which is for the most part, a very good thing.  Which, believe it or not, I am as well – but NOT about the horrific state of the global economy, monetary system, and geopolitical outlook.  And definitely NOT about the near-term future of the
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Alasdair Macleod: Price controls and propaganda
In his new commentary, "Price Controls and Propaganda," GoldMoney research director Alasdair Macleod explains why, despite the recent experience of Venezuela and Zimbabwe, governments are increasingly likely to resort to price controls to try to compensate their debasement of their currencies. Macleod's commentary is posted at GoldMoney here: https://wealth.goldmoney.com/research/goldmoney-insights/price-controls-...
Friday, February 3, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Price controls and propaganda
Most economists agree on one thing; price controls do not work. Many go on to say they create shortages of goods, which inevitably drives black market prices even higher than they would otherwise be.Price controls were last tried in the 1970s, and everyone swore, never again. The suggestion that they could return is laughed at today, even taken as madness. Only in Venezuela and Zimbabwe.However, the likelihood of their reintroduction is greater than generally realised, and is increasing all the
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Jan Skoyles - gold.ie
Dow 20K … US Debt $20 Trillion … Trump and $15,000 Gold
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached 20,000 earlier this week for the first time in its 132 year history to much media fanfare. Bigcharts via Financial Sense Since Trump’s election US market indicators, including the Dow have been ticking up – it has been labelled the Trump rally. This latest milestone is something that the new President is happy to take credit for. In fact, he tweeted ‘Great! #Dow20K’ in response.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
2017 – The Year of Monetary Revolution
In the past month, I’ve espoused many beliefs of what 2017 will bring – deeming it to likely be a year of money printing and draconian government actions.  In fact, following an historic year of political, economic, and monetary change, the best possible description for what I anticipate in the next 12 months, is “monetary revolution.”  Which, in turn, may catalyze the most dramatic status quo changes of our lifetimes, for anyone born in the post-War era. Never before has the world faced a man-m
Monday, January 2, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
  Drifting into fascism 
Most people regard governments and their central banks as forces for the good. Financial crises and suchlike are therefore blamed on capitalism, and people believe our leaders do their best to pick up the pieces from market failures, because they are elected to promote the public good.The reality is very different, with governments acting not in the interests of their electors, but in the interest of the preservation of the administration. And the size of the administration is proportional to it
Friday, December 30, 2016
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Venezuela Enters the Record Book, Officially Hyperinflates
Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. Venezuela’s inflation has officially become the 57th official, verified episode of hyperinflation and been added to the Hanke-Krus World Hyperinflation Table, which is printed in the authoritative Routledge Handbook of Major Events in Economic History (2013). An episode of hyperinflation occurs when the monthly inflation rate exceeds 50 percent for 30 consecutive days. Venezuela's monthly inflation ra
Monday, December 12, 2016
Sprott Money
Gold Versus Dollar Devaluations - Gary Christenson
President Nixon “temporarily” severed the weak link between gold and the U. S. dollar in 1971. The link is still severed. The economic well-being for most people and the sound dollar have suffered. The dollar is no longer described as “good as gold” as it was 60 years ago. Today we deal with mini-dollars and $ trillions instead of $ billions. The government grew much larger, the financial complex benefitted, while “fly-over” America suffered, victims of dishonest money. In the U.S. we view g
Friday, December 9, 2016
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Gigantic Pink Elephant In The Room
It’s early Wednesday, on what will be an extremely busy day, given that I will be taping three podcasts this morning.  And by initial appearances, my impressive streak of political “calls” appears likely to end – as “miraculously,” an utterly desperate OPEC appears likely to announce a production “cut” in a few hours.  Not that my logic was flawed in any way, as up until yesterday, such a “deal” appeared all but impossible.  The fact is, OPEC’s penchant for lying surpasses even that of politicia
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Venezuela Braces for Runaway Inflation As Merchants Weigh “Mountains of Cash” Instead Of Counting It
Venezuela is deep into the death spiral, and things are likely to get worse before they get better. As the South American nation’s paper currency continues to lose value with each passing day, the people of Venezuela are forced to carry piles of cash just to buy basic goods and services – with many merchants now literally weighing the next-to-worthless cash rather than wasting time to count it. Clearly, this does not bode well. Venezuela continues to repeat the mistakes of other failed states as
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Charts for a Quiet Post Holiday Monday - Non-Farm Payrolls on Friday -
The markets were quiet today, and perhaps a bit more thoughtful as they gave back some of the recent outsized gains in some areas, and declines in others. Gold gained more than silver which was a bit odd. Yes, it was a risk re-assessment sort of a day, but in London some of the industrial metals like lead and zinc had done quite well. This market is likely to be more data and less euphoria driven over the next few weeks, as we have the Non-Farm Payrolls along with a few other goodies like the
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The economic consequences of Mr Modi
Two weeks ago, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetised an estimated 86% of rupees in circulation, offering conversion into a bank account or into smaller currency notes until 31 December, after which these notes will have no redemption value.Together with forgeries in circulation, it could be over 90% of all circulating money. The terms of redemption are so inconvenient for anyone other than black-marketeers, that for all purposes $50bn equivalent of rupees have been eliminated from the
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Michael J. Kosares - USA Gold
How Gold Performs During Periods of Deflation, Disinflation, Runaway Stagflation and Hyperinflation…
Amid the global crisis in confidence, investors seem to be rediscovering the fact that gold has been used as money for thousands of years. In periods where black swans are no singular occurrences but are practically coming in flocks, the status of gold as a safe haven has yet again proven its worth. - Ronald-Peter Stoferle, The Erste Group
Monday, November 21, 2016
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
Gold Has No Place In A Modern Monetary System
Money printing and debt is just the most beautiful scheme invented by governments to make ends meet and give the people whatever they want. In this perfect system, it makes not the slightest difference if the budget doesn’t balance. Conventional methods of increasing taxes or reducing government expenses is old hat and totally unnecessary. With modern methods, such trivial problems are solved by the printing press. More social security, more guns or major infrastructure projects; whatever is req
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
  There Will Never Be a Sound Currency System 
As the gold market takes a break in its journey to much higher levels, it is good to step back a bit and understand why gold has appreciated so dramatically in the last 100 years and why this will continue for many years to come. Most people have no idea what money is. They believe that if they have 100 dollars or euros, that this represents real value as well as durability. Few people realise that their currency which they call money has nothing to do with real money at all. All paper currenci
Monday, October 31, 2016
Chris Powell - GATA
Venezuelans give up on counting piles of cash and start weighing them
At a delicatessen counter in eastern Caracas, Humberto Gonzalez removes slices of salty white cheese from his scale and replaces them with a stack of bolivar notes handed over by his customer. The currency is so devalued and each purchase requires so many bills that instead of counting, he weighs them. "It's sad," Gonzalez says. "At this point I think the cheese is worth more." It's also one of the clearest signs yet that hyperinflation could be taking hold in a country that refuses to publish c
Monday, October 31, 2016
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
  Trump VS. Clinton-Who’s “Better” For Gold?
I have been recording Audioblogs weekly for more than three years, 166 to be exact.  However, for the first time in memory, I’m taking the week off – as frankly, last night’s debate shook me so thoroughly, I need to control the emotional outpouring such free-streaming commentaries unleash.  As frankly, I’ve been working harder than ever to spread the words of truth, protection, and sensibility, and need to maintain my strength ahead of what I fear will be the most difficult times America, and th
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Jeffrey Lewis
  The Hyperinflationary Death Watch
An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense – perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire – that gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other. – Alan GreenspanEvery hyperinflation is unique. No one wants the chaos it will bring. We are not rooting for it. Monetary crisis is al
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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