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Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Stossel slams BOC Alt-Media ban: "Be nice or we kick you out."
Criticism continues to mount in the wake of the Bank of Canada’s exclusion of free market economists and the two-tier media strategy it implemented for a key policy-making conference, held yesterday in Ottawa. The conference’s goal was to air out preliminary issues related to the BOC’s inflation-control agreement
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Venezuela Has Officially Abandoned The Petrodollar – Does This Make War With Venezuela More Likely?
This report was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Venezuela is the 11th largest oil producing country in the entire world, and it has just announced that it is going to stop using the petrodollar. Most Americans don’t even know what the petrodollar is, but for those of you that do understand what I am talking about, this should send a chill up your spine. The petrodollar is one of the key pillars of the global financial system, and it allows us to live a far higher
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sprott Money
Poverty, Prosperity, and Precious Metals - Jeff Nielson
In the 20th century; by the end of the 1960’s, Western societies and especially Canada and the United States reached a level of prosperity never seen before – or since. Since the early 1970’s; the standard of living across the Western world has been in a relentless trajectory downward. An article from April 2012 noted that the standard of living in the United States had already fallen by more than 50% since its zenith. Since that time, the standard of living in the U.S. (and across the West) h
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
Stocks and Gold; Macro Pivot Window Upon Us
By Gary TanashianOn August 11 the potential and reasoning for anticipated pivots in the US stock market and the gold sector were noted in this article: Potential Pivots Upcoming for Stocks and GoldAs for the stock market, several reasons were put forward in support of a 2nd half of September through Q4 danger period, for a correction (no need yet to talk bear market because that would be pure promotion of an agenda). Please note that standard technical analysis was not among those reasons. The s
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Noah Smith: Digital currencies won't kill the dollar but still may change the world
Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., recently slammed bitcoin in no uncertain terms: It "won't end well," he said, calling the cryptocurrency a "fraud" and "worse than tulip bulbs." Is Dimon right? It depends. In at least two important ways, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will probably fail to achieve the dreams of their creators and enthusiasts. They are unlikely to usher in a hard-money revolution, and are also unlikely to supplant national fiat currencies as the standard means of
Friday, September 15, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Electricity YAY!
By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 So says the Guardian. Which follows on from: France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 This follows Norway, The Netherlands, Germany and now - the big Daddy... China plans to ban sales of fossil fuel cars entirely China is the world’s largest auto market, with 28.03 million vehicles sold last year, a boost in demand of 13.7 percent vs. 2015 sales numbers. The nation has
Friday, September 15, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Outlook for the dollar price of gold
Now that gold has become overbought on Comex, the price is vulnerable to being trashed, yet again, by the too-big-to-fail banks. It is a familiar operation in gold futures markets, where speculators buying contracts protect themselves with stop-losses.All the TBTF banks need is a pause in the speculator’s buying and a little good news (bad for gold). Ideally, the active contract will be running into maturity, so the speculators are forced to put up or shut up: in other words, sell the contract,
Friday, September 15, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Tragedy of the Speculations
Bitcoin is often promoted as the antidote to the madness of fiat irredeemable currencies. It is also promoted as the replacement. Bitcoin is promoted not only as money, but the future money, and our monetary future. In fact, it is not. Why not? To answer, let us start with a look at the incentives offered by bitcoin. We saw a comment this week, which is apropos: “Crypto is so exciting and stimulating that is actually very hard for me to be interested in/do things unrelated to it lately.” This se
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Axel Merk - Merk Fund
Investment Advice for My Children Grandchildren
Axel Merk, Merk Investments September 13, 2017  Follow @AxelMerk Tweet      Okay, so I don’t have grandchildren yet, but I want to increase the odds you read beyond the title if you are old enough to have grandchildren. Should the investment advice we give to someone young truly be diff
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
The Golden Revolution, Revisited: Chapter 10
This Insight continues 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. This instalment comprises the fifth chapter of Section II.View the Entire Research Piece as a PDF here.An Unstable Equilibrium“A Nash equilibrium is defined as a strategy combination with the
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Alan Reynolds Argues For the Gold Standard, 1982
Here are Allan Meltzer and Alan Reynolds, arguing for Monetarism and the gold standard, in 1982. I think it is an interesting exchange. You could say that things haven’t changed much since then. But, I don’t think that is true. Nobody really takes the Monetarism of that era seriously anymore. The Monetarists themselves had to give up all the fantasies of those days, and are now on what I call third-generation Monetarism, which is Nominal GDP Targeting. There is a lot of talk about “rules-based”
Monday, September 11, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Gold Distributes Wealth, Central Bank Fiat Concentrates It
The fruits of increased productivity used to be distributed across society. Everyone benefited as the economy became more productive, new technologies emerged and new industries were born. Prosperity spread across society as jobs were created, poverty was reduced and a robust and thriving middle class emerged in America. Then came the 1970’s and something suddenly changed. Wages decoupled from productivity and workers no longer benefited from improvements in the economy. This trend has continued
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Bill Holter
Mutiny “For” The Bounty? 
China recently announced they will trade oil for yuan “backed” by gold. The story has gotten some press (none of it mainstream mind you), and many have questions as to what it really means. While quite complicated as a whole, when you break this down into pieces I believe it is a quite simple and logical end to Bretton Woods. For a background, China has had an exchange open for about a year where gold can be pu
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Slip vs. Euro as ECB Holds Rates + QE, Fall vs. Loonie as BoC Hikes
GOLD PRICES in London rose back towards 12-month highs above $1340 in Dollar terms on Thursday morning but slipped versus the Euro as the European Central Bank left its negative interest rates and €60 billion per month QE bond-buying scheme untouched. The Bank of Canada yesterday raised its key interest rate for the second time in 2 months, hiking to 1% and calling the country's second quarter annual GDP growth of 4.5% " broadly base
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
The Forking Paradise
A month ago, we wrote about the bitcoin fork. We described the fork: Picture a bank, the old-fashioned kind. Call it Acme (sorry, we watched too much Coyote and Road Runner growing up). A group of disgruntled employees leave. They take a copy of the book of accounts. They set up a new bank across the street, Wile E Bank. To win customers, they say if you had an account at Acme Bank, you now have an account at Wile, with the same balance! This fork came about from a disagreement among the bitcoin
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
6th North Korean Nuclear Test and Gold
On Sunday, North Korea conducted another nuclear test. What does it imply for the gold market? The crisis over the Korean Peninsula tightened again after a short period of calm. On August 15, Kim Jong-un said he was delaying a decision on firing missiles towards Guam to see what Trump does next, which helped to ease the tensions between North Korea and the U.S. However, the regime launched ballistic missile over Japan on August 29 (after firing a few Scud missiles on August 26). And three days a
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
The Golden Revolution, Revisited: Chapter 9
This Insight continues 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. This instalment comprises the fourth chapter of Section II.View the Entire Research Piece as a PDF here.Why Financial Genius Fails, or, a Forensic Study of the 2008-09 Global Financial Crisis
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Bloomberg’s View: “US Superstar Companies Gouge Consumers, Underpay Workers and Invest Too Little”
In a “Bloomberg View,” Noah Smith says America’s Superstar Companies Are a Drag on Growth. The U.S.'s superstar companies gouge consumers, underpay workers and invest too little https://t.co/zmjHKWCTJd pic.twitter.com/d6ZwtQk9Az — Bloomberg View (@BV) September 4, 2017 Amazon is gouging consumers? Walmart? Google? The article did not mention a single superstar company that is gouging consumers. Instead, Smith cites studies that also fail to mention a single company that is gouging consumers
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Sprott Money
Why Has Silver Been Suppressed? - Jeff Nielson
Many previous commentaries have described and discussed the various ways in which the silver market has been manipulated in the past and is being manipulated today. What has been explained in years past, but missing from recent editions, are the reasons for the serial manipulation of the silver market. Before getting into the basis for this systemic market crime, it is necessary to briefly identify this manipulation for the sake of newer readers. The parameters could not be more obvious. Si
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Jan Skoyles -
Gold Reset To $10,000/oz Coming “By January 1, 2018” – Rickards
– Trump could be planning a radical “reboot” of the U.S. dollar – Currency reboot will see leading nations devalue their currencies against gold – New gold price would be nearly 8 times higher at $10,000/oz – Price based on mass exit of foreign governments and investors from the US Dollar – US total debt now over $80 Trillion – $20T national debt and $60T consumer debt – Monetary reboot or currency devaluation seen frequently – even modern history – Buy gold eagles, silver eagles including monst
Friday, September 1, 2017
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