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Stewart Dougherty
The War on Gold Intensifies: It Betrays the Elitists’ Panic and Augurs Their Coming Defeat (Part 2)
Dictatorship (noun): Definition #3: absolute power or authority (Websters); Def. #2: absolute, imperious or overbearing power or control (Random House);Def. #3: Absolute or despotic control or power (American Heritage);Def. #3: Absolute or supreme power or authority (Collins English Dictionary);Def. #1: A type of government where absolute sovereignty is allotted to an individual or small clique (Wikipedia).“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battle
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Inflation v Deflation – State Finances
There is a general belief, and that is all it is, that state finances fare better in an inflationary environment than a deflationary one. This perception arises from the transfer of wealth from lenders to the state through a devaluation of the currency, which occurs with monetary inflation, compared with the transfer of wealth from the state to its creditors through deflation. The effect is undoubtedly true, even though it is played down by governments, but it ignores what happens to continuing
Friday, December 8, 2017
Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
Fake Tax Reform
After supposedly chomping on the bit for years to pass meaningful tax reform, Republicans are now set to blow an historic opportunity. Whatever version of the Bill that emerges from the House and Senate Conference Committee (which will be signed by President Trump faster than he can down a Filet o’Fish), will be far less than the Republicans envisioned when they finally captured the White House and both Congressional Chambers in 2016. But from what I have seen of the particulars, the revisions t
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
  Peter Schiff Warns Of CRASH: ‘Everybody Is Going To Get Wiped Out!’
This coming crisis will hit everyone in the wallet. Money manager Peter Schiff, who accurately predicted the 2008 financial crisis, can already see the writing on the wall – and he says everyone is going to get wiped out. Schiff says that this time, gold will explode and the dollar will be wiped out. USA Watch Dog‘s Greg Hunter interviewed Schiff about the impending financial disaster we are facing. Almost ten years after the 2008 meltdown, Schiff had this to say: “I predicted a lot more than ju
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
An $814 million mystery near the heart of the biggest bitcoin exchange
Among the many mysteries at the heart of the cryptocurrency market are these: Does $814 million of a digital token known as tether really exist? And what is tether's connection to Bitfinex, the world's biggest bitcoin exchange? This is the state of crypto in late 2017, where questions about the companies behind the currencies are multiplying with the profits. While cryptocurrencies appeal to people who lack faith in governments and banks, the digital assets often require a blind trust in compani
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Gary Christenson - Sprott Money
Rig For Stormy Weather - Gary Christenson
What storm? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) reached another all-time high. Interest rates in the U.S. are yielding multi-decade lows, some say multi-century lows. Trillions of dollars in global sovereign debt have negative yield and European junk bonds yield less than 10 year U.S. treasuries. “Official” unemployment is low. Borrowing is inexpensive. Things are good, so they say! I Doubt It! Do you believe the above is a fair and accurate representation of our economic world? If so,
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Are state-sponsored cryptocurrencies on the way?
The theme of a recent report from Casey Research was that the Russian government is planning to issue its own cryptocurrency (the “CryptoRuble”) that would be created, tracked and held on a state-controlled digital ledger. This was portrayed as being a huge plus for the Russian economy. I don’t see how giving the government greater ability to monitor financial transactions and thus divert more money into its own coffers could be anything other than a negative for any economy, but the Casey repor
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Rory Hall - Sprott Money
Venezuela Announces “the Petro” Currency Backed by Gold, Oil and Diamonds - Rory Hall
I sent this to Chris Powell, GATA, and he asked, what about the “convertibility”? Apparently, Venezuelan President Madura is following China’s lead, but instead of a subtle rollout over time as to not cause some kind of market shake-up, he has decided that now is as good a time as any to announce the creation of a new digital currency: the Petro, backed by Venezuela’s gold, oil and diamond reserves. Venezuela is creating a digital currency to combat a financial blockade by the United Sta
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Russia-China bond market play could start a dollarless financial system
The Moscow stock exchange will soon issue nearly $1 billion of yuan-denominated bonds. It could become the start of a new financial system not based on the U.S. dollar, analysts say. Russia will issue the 6-billion-yuan (about $900 million) bonds with a five-year maturity in December or January. The central bank says it is testing the water for future investments. "Such steps will make it possible to remove the dollar from settlements and use only yuan and rubles (mostly yuan for the moment) in
Monday, December 4, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Chances Are Exactly Zero
Financial sanity and stability may not return, but we can protect our assets and learn from the discussion. The DOW, S&P500, NASDAQ and other markets sell at all-time highs. However, we know many imbalances exist within our financial world. This is not new – things have been crazy before, are now, and will be again. But to regain financial sanity we need: From “Doug Casey on the New Fed Chair” “In an ideal world there would be some radical changes. The best thing for the US in the (famous) long
Monday, December 4, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
What’s the Point
A reader emailed us, to ask a few pointed questions. Paraphrasing, they are: Who cares if dollars are calculated in gold or gold is calculated in dollars? People care only if their purchasing power has grown. What is the basis good for? Is it just mathematical play for gold theorists? How does knowing the basis help your readers? Is it just a theoretical explanation of what has already happened? Prove that if someone has known the basis for the last four years, he has benefitted. He also added
Monday, December 4, 2017
Chris Martenson
You're Just Not Prepared For What’s Coming 
I hate to break it to you, but chances are you're just not prepared for what’s coming. Not even close.  Don't take it personally. I'm simply playing the odds. After spending more than a decade warning people all over the world about the futility of pursuing infinite exponential economic growth on a finite planet, I can tell you this: very few are even aware of the nature of our predicament. An even smaller subset is either physically or financially ready for the sort of future barreling down on
Monday, December 4, 2017
Wolf Richter
Carmageddon for Tesla
This is where Hype Goes to Die. Today was the monthly moment of truth for automakers in the US. They reported the number of new vehicles that their dealers delivered to their customers and that the automakers delivered directly to large fleet customers. These are unit sales, not dollar sales, and they’re religiously followed by the industry. Total sales rose 0.9% from a year ago to 1,393,010 new vehicles, according to Autodata, which tracks these sales as they’re reported by the automakers. Sale
Monday, December 4, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
People Spent $1M on Totally Useless Ethereum "CryptoKitties"
Launched just a few days ago, people have spent over $1 million on totally useless Ethereum-based "CryptoKitties". Techcruch reports People have spent over $1M buying virtual cats on the Ethereum blockchain. Launched a few days ago, CryptoKitties is essentially like an digital version of Pokemon cards but based on the Ethereum blockchain. And like most viral sensations that catch on in the tech world, it’s blowing up fast. Built by Vancouver and San Francisco-based design studio AxiomZen, the g
Monday, December 4, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
GM to Have Robotaxi Service by 2019: Can Uber Survive?
GM claims it will have a fleet of robotaxis by 2019 and that will be its biggest profit-maker within a decade.Please consider GM Aims for Self-Driving Taxi Fleet by 2019. GM executives, speaking at an investor conference Thursday, said the company aims to run a large-scale fleet of driverless cars in big cities by 2019. GM is among the first major driverless-car developers to attach a timeline to the commercialization of autonomous vehicles, and the 109-year-old auto maker is racing big tech co
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Bubble Watch: US Margin Debt Now Equal the Economy of Taiwan
When Central Banks attempted to corner the sovereign bond market via ZIRP and QE, they forced ALL risk in the financial system to adjust lower. Remember, in a fiat-based monetary system such as the one used by the world today, sovereign bonds NOT gold are the ultimate backstop for the financial system. And for the US, which controls the reserve currency of the world, sovereign bonds, also called Treasuries, represent the “risk-free” rate of return for the entire world. So when the Fed moved to c
Friday, December 1, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Alasdair Macleod: The dollar's prospects are poor
GoldMoney research director Alasdair Macleod writes this week that the next credit crisis will diminish demand for dollars and that if governments don't obstruct them, cryptocurrencies will diminish demand for all government currencies. Such developments, Macleod concludes, will support gold prices. Macleod's analysis is headlined "Monetary Update for the Dollar" and it's posted at GoldMoney here: https://www.goldmoney.com/research/goldmoney-insights/monetary-update-fo...
Friday, December 1, 2017
Michael Ballanger
The True Meaning of Bitcoin's 'Success'
In the year 301 AD, the Roman unit of barter was the denarius, which had originally been 95% pure silver when introduced by Augustus at the end of the first century BC but by the time of Diocletian's rule, it had moved to 50,000 denarii to a pound of gold. Ten year later, it took 120,000 denarii to buy a pound of gold and by 337, that figure was 20,000,000. What had occurred in a mere 400 years was that a slow and agonizing erosion in the purchasing power of the Roman currency accelerated to ful
Friday, December 1, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Wizard of Oz – 2017 Version
Frank Baum wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” over a century ago. The story charms readers on several levels. The books and movie have been exceptionally popular. This interpretation describes the symbolism: Emerald City: Greenbacks – paper money Yellow Brick Road: The gold standard backing money Dorothy’s Silver Slippers: Silver standard backing money (changed to Ruby color in the movie) Scarecrow: Populist Midwestern farmers, perceived to be brainless by northern bankers Tin Man: Dehumanized
Friday, December 1, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Monetary update for the dollar
A dispassionate look at the quantities and flows of fiat dollars tells us much about the current state of the US economy, and therefore prospects for the dollar itself.This is a starting point for understanding the dynamics likely to affect the dollar’s purchasing power after the next credit-induced crisis, which are now beginning to clarify. That is the purpose of this article, which starts by updating the most recent developments in the quantity of fiat money (FMQ), the greatest of all monetar
Friday, December 1, 2017
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