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Mark O'Byrne -
Gold Investing 101 – Beware eBay, Collectibles and “Pure” Gold Coins that are Gold Plated
Gold Investing 101 – Beware eBay, Collectibles and “Pure” Gold Coins that are Gold Plated (Part I)  Investors looking to gold again but gold buyers need to exert caution ‘Wolves of Wall Street’ ready to hungrily gobble up life savings of unsuspecting ‘widows and orphans’ Like all markets are few bad apples in gold market Need to do due diligence on company buying from Avoid companies marketing gold plated coins as “pure gold” coins Collectible coins do not capture the value of  gold and are not
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Sprott Money
Republicans, Democrats, and Voodoo Economics - Jeff Nielson
The Republican Trump regime has come out with its first economic policy paper. Democrat Larry Summers call this “voodoo economics” . This is very funny on multiple levels. Many would argue that it was the Clinton regime (with Larry Summers in charge of economic policy) which began the transformation of the U.S. economy from what was still a relatively strong and prosperous entity into the hopelessly crippled, financial Ponzi-scheme which it has become today. It was during the Clinton year
Friday, January 20, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Merkel’s Human Rights Speaker Resigns Over Refugee Policy
Merkel’s human rights speaker, Erika Steinbach, resigned over the chancellor’s immigration policy. She also left the CDU party. Erika Steinbach, who’s been with Chancellor Merkel’s CDU for 43 years, has strongly criticized the leader’s handling of the migrant crisis. She claims conservatives have been sidelined in Germany’s main ruling party. “Would I vote CDU at the moment? No. Would I join the CDU today? No. I can only draw the honest conclusion of leaving the CDU,” she told “Welt Am Sonntag
Monday, January 16, 2017
Frank Shostak
Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market
The so-called multiplier arises as a result of the fact that banks are legally permitted to use money that is placed in demand deposits. Banks treat this type of money as if it was loaned to them, thus loaning it out while simultaneously allowing depositors to spend that money.RELATED: "Austrians, Fractional Reserves, and the Money Multiplier" by Robert BatemarcoFor example, if John places $100 in demand deposit at Bank One he doesn't relinquish his claim over the deposited $100. He has unlimite
Monday, January 16, 2017
Mike Maloney - GoldSilver
How to Buy Gold Bars 
There are a few factors to consider when researching and understanding how to buy gold bars. Before you start buying gold bars, you should consider: 1. Different sizes of gold bars. 2. Where to buy gold bars. 3. The ease of liquidity and hallmark recognition. I. Different Sizes of Gold Bars Gold bars come in different sizes or weights.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Frank Shostak
Money Creation and the Boom-Bust Cycle
In his various writings, Murray Rothbard argued that in a free market economy that operates on a gold standard the creation of credit that is not fully backed up by gold (fractional-reserve banking) sets in motion the menace of the boom-bust cycle. In his The Case for 100 Percent Gold Dollar Rothbard wrote,I therefore advocate as the soundest monetary system and the only one fully compatible with the free market and with the absence of force or fraud from any source a 100 percent gold standard.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
High-quality counterfeit gold bars sold in Winnipeg and other Canadian cities If you're planning on buying gold bars anytime soon, Winnipeg police are advising extra caution after a series of "suspicious transactions" at locations in the city. The transactions took place Nov. 30 at a number of pawn shops and gold buyers, police said, involving the sale or pawning of counterfeit one-ounce gold bars. Six of the bars were exchanged in Winnipeg for just under $5,000. City police said officers in other Cana
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Michael Ballanger
When the Pendulum Swings
One of the greatest pastimes I enjoyed as a youth was reading books, and until adolescence, when I began to focus on history, my favorite reading genre was horror. Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," Bram Stoker's "Dracula,” and "The Mummy" by Anne Rice were all books that
Friday, November 18, 2016
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Revenge of the barbarous relic
A former Fed chairman addresses the country on national TV (fiction): “There should be a sign on the front of the Fed building in Washington saying, ‘We work for the elites – the commercial bankers and government – at the expense of everyone else. Try and stop us.’  “Let’s try, shall we?  “Bankers and politicians have had a mutually rewarding relationship for ages. Bankers create money and loan it out at interest, which can be very profitable. Trouble is, creating money electronically or
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Gordon Long - Market Analytics
Global Supply Chain: 'Don't ask 'what is being counterfeited
The extended period of what can only be termed as Monetary Malpractice, has resulted in global over-supply and an unprecedented production glut, rather than the increased demand sought for economic stimulus by policy planners. What comes with a supply glut is a lack of pricing power, extreme competition and unfortunately the human trait to "cheat" when under mounting pressure. In our just concluded research on the the seriousness of the rate of product quality deterioration in the glo
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Sprott Money
Precious Metals Hammered, Illusions Shattered - Jeff Nielson
Gold at a 3 ½ month low. Gold and silver step over a cliff. One can almost see the smirks, and hear the chuckles of glee, as the mainstream flock crows their news. What is missing from all the gold (and silver) bashing is one, small detail: a reason. Yes, sift through the Corporate media muck, and one will see explanations: “a stronger dollar” or “fears of a Fed rate increase”. Infantile nonsense. A stronger dollar? Gold was down over 3%. Silver was down over 5%. The dollar gained no mor
Thursday, October 6, 2016
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Rothbard on the glorious effects of falling prices
Deflation has a bad name among today’s economists, and this should be your first clue that it might be something good.These educated Keynesians, as we’ve seen, can’t see a bubble until it explodes in their faces, at which time their zombie economy starts to wobble and nightmare possibilities abound, the worst being “it” might happen, as it did in the 1930s.They immediately turn to god (the FED chair) and pray that he or she will do what is right.As we know, Ben Bernanke built his reputation maki
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Michael Ballanger
Late-August Calm a Breeding Ground for Bullion Bank Shenanigans 
I have been writing these missives since mid-1986 when I was able to hide under the cloth of "client service" rather than "investment research" because the management of brokerage firms will NEVER allow their names to show on any piece of research that isn't BOUGHT and PAID FOR by the issuer being covered. To wit, if I had done two a
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
  The full guide to Nazi gold and currency war 
This morning’s papers and news-shows are full of the story that in 1939 the Bank of England facilitated the sale of Nazi looted gold, not just once but at least twice during that year. Both times without approval of the British government, despite an attempt to freeze Czech assets. The story of Nazi gold is both fascinating and tragic. We take a look at ‘the greatest robbery of all time’ and draw parallels with the modern day gold migration. What is Nazi gold? Nazi gold is a phrase that refers t
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Charleston Voice
FIVE MYTHS ABOUT THE GOLD STANDARD (Part I) - Ron Paul Cong. Larry McDonald 
Americans are for the most part ignorant of the gold 'standard' envisioned by Ron Paul. Before the 'unenlightened ones' lend an ear to the quacks and frauds that'll twist and spin what Ron Paul proposes, best you read this 1981 congressional tract of his from 1981. A Gold Coin Exchange Standard is what he is suggesting. Under such a system, the Federal Reserve Notes would compete for gold in our markets as a medium of exchange.  F
Friday, August 5, 2016
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Does Popeye know best?
You can’t beat something with nothing, Gary North has said repeatedly, and I think he’s right in the realm of ideas.Bad ideas, once entrenched, hang around until a crisis brings the roof down.Even then the guilty will be standing in the wreckage pointing fingers elsewhere, usually toward anything that hints at freedom. Evil systems eventually break down [North writes]. We have seen this in our day: the three-day disintegration of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and the Soviet Union its
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Sprott Money
The Big Lie About Ultra-Low Interest Rates - Jeff Nielson
A normal, benchmark interest rate for a national economy is between 3 – 5%. Indeed, if we go back a little further in history , a normal rate was significantly higher than that range. This fact is mentioned because after eight years of monetary madness in the West, many (most?) people have completely forgotten what “normal” is with respect to interest rates. The title of this article is something of a misnomer. There are, in fact, numerous big lies being disseminated concerning the Western
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
24hGold - Publicnow
Alert: Jobseekers targeted by online scam
0d843700-cffb-4980-a0f3-a97e304f2b8a.pdf Media Release Alert: Jobseekers targeted by online scam Monday, 27 June 2016: Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) is warning people that a Fortescue branded online scam targeted at jobseekers has been identified. The scam includes a counterfeit website and targeted emails to individuals with job offers from a fraudulent email [email protected]/* Monday, June 27, 2016
Chris Powell - GATA
Fake gold and silver coins 'flooding' market
In these uncertain economic times, you don't have to be a miser to consider putting some of your money into precious metals, and gold and silver coins are an easy way to do that. But this increased demand for bullion coins -- like the American Eagle, South African Krugerrand, and Canadian Maple Leaf -- has created a golden opportunity for forgers. Counterfeit coins are "flooding the market at an astonishing rate," and compromising the investments of collectors, according to the American Numismat
Monday, June 13, 2016
Mark O'Byrne -
Buy Gold As “Extremely Low-Risk Asset” – Rogoff Advises Creditor Nations
Buy gold as it is an “extremely low-risk asset” is the advice of Professor Kenneth Rogoff to emerging market, creditor nation central banks including the People’s Bank of China (PBOC).Rogoff believes that there is a good case to be made that emerging market central banks, such as the People’s Bank of China who have over $3.3 trillion in foreign exchange reserves, accumulate gold as this would “help the international financial system function more smoothly and benefit everyone”.Russian central ba
Monday, May 23, 2016