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Lysander Spooner
  Gold and Silver as Standards of Value 
All the usurpation, and tyranny, and extortion, and robbery, and fraud, that are involved in the monopoly of money are practised, and attempted to be justified, under the pretence of maintaining the standard of value. This pretence is intrinsically a false one throughout. And the whole motive for it is to afford some color of justification for such a monopoly of money as will enable the few holders of gold and silver coins (or of such other money as may be specially licensed and substituted for them) to extort, in exchange for them, more of other men’s property than the coins (or their substitutes) are naturally and truly worth. That such is the fact, it is the purpose of this article to prove.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
US Dollar Valued In Gold Since 1718 
How many ounces of gold can $1000 buy? The answer over time is instructive. Here is some knowledge about money. It is remarkable how few economists really understand this, and what it means, what it implies.  Here is Paul Krugman's opinion on the currency war and the US dollar in a recent piece called Godwin and the Greenback.    I think it speaks for itself.    And he is certainly not the worst economic voice out there, which is what makes this so disconcerting.   At least he is not an aus
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Wolf Richter
LEAKED: What Happens to Germany if Russia Turns off the Gas 
One of the threats, or perhaps the threat, hanging over the EU due to the sanctions fiasco has been the possibility that Russia could shut down the pipelines and stop deliveries of natural gas to European countries. It would be a way to escalate the crisis and force a solution of one kind or another. It would do enormous damage to the Russian economy. What are they going to do with the gas that gets pumped on a daily basis to Europe, and particularly to the largest consumer, Germany? Inhale it?
Friday, October 24, 2014
Jeffrey Lewis
The BIS Paves the Way for Silver and Gold 
Behind the scenes (or rather, behind the curtain of propaganda) the most influential of the banking class is sending out smoke signals. The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), which is the bank for central banks, has telegraphed the next major world financial downturn. As if you could not see it coming. Recently, the Bank for International Settlement (BIS) warns of 'violent' reversal of global markets.“Investors take zero-rates for granted and unwisely believe that central banks will prote
Saturday, October 25, 2014
David Petch - Treasure Chest
Gold's Obituary 
This article was presented to the benefit of subscribers on October 27, 2014 This is probably not the type of article anyone who owns precious metal stocks would like to read, but here it is. The analysis presented today illustrates short-term and mid-term outlooks up front, with the Elliott Wave count indicating the longer-term trend expected over the next 5-7 years. I am not really going to provide much information on investment strategies around this analysis, but if one connects
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Dan Popescu - GoldBroker
How Much Gold is on Loan Worldwide 
We can’t speak about the manipulation of the gold price today without understanding the derivatives market. Right after the crash of 2000 in the stock market I became alarmed by the exponential increase of derivative products but especially by the complexity of those products. I am sure that if I asked one of those financial engineers who has designed those products to explain their functioning and consequences in a bear market or, better yet, in a crash, he would be incapable. We are familiar w
Friday, October 24, 2014
Axel Merk - Merk Fund
Greenspan: Price of Gold Will Rise 
Any doubts about why I own gold as an investment were dispelled last Saturday when I met the maestro himself: former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan. It’s not because Greenspan said he thinks the price of gold will rise – I don’t need his investment advice; it’s that he shed light on how the Fed works in ways no other former Fed Chair has ever dared to articulate. All investors should pay attention to this. Let me explain. The setting: Greenspan participated on a panel at the New Orleans Investment Con
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Ron Paul
Once-Peaceful Canada Turns Militaristic; Blowback Follows 
In 1968 the government of Canada decided to openly admit Americans seeking to avoid being drafted into the US war on Vietnam. Before, would-be immigrants were technically required to prove that they had been discharged from US military service. This move made it easier for Americans to escape President Johnson's war machine by heading north. Although a founding member of NATO, Canada did not join the United States in its war against Vietnam. The Canadian government did not see a confli
Monday, October 27, 2014
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Scientists Discover Gold Grows On Trees 
ALL ABOUT GOLD Money doesnâ??t grow on trees, but according to scientists from CSIRO, gold most certainly does! Theyâ??ve discovered tiny â??nuggetsâ?? in the leaves and branches of eucalyptus trees growing in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia. CSIRO geochemist Dr Mel Lintern said the trees act as hydraulic pumps, drawing up water containing gold from tens of metres beneath the surface. â??As the gold is likely to be toxic to the plant, itâ??s moved to the leaves and branches where i
Friday, October 24, 2014
Bix Weir
Understanding Silver Price Manipulation 
Is There Silver Price Manipulation? What should the silver market be like? In the broad scope of markets the silver market is tiny. In my opinion it should be a sleepy "quaint" little market. Supply is fairly stable varying about 5% annually. There are never any huge silver discovery announcements.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold: Minor Weakness Is Nothing To Fear
1.As gold traded in the $1250 - $1255 area a week ago, I suggested the price would immediately decline from there, to the $1230 area or lower.2.That’s exactly what happened.Unfortunately, by late yesterday afternoon, the decline had become a bit frightening for some gold price enthusiasts.A nasty wave of selling quickly drove the price down to about $1222.3.To view the current daily chart, please click here now. A sell signal is currently in play on my “price stoker” (14,7,7 Stochastics).That’s
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Warren Bevan - Precious Metals Stock Review
Markets And Metals Are Ready But They Will Diverge
By Warren BevanMarkets have been very strong and have a solid low now in place but they do need a little rest since they have come so far so fast and are now overbought.I’ve already identified the leading sectors for member and the stocks within which do best are also well known to us already.It is almost time to get heavy into stocks once again for the run into the end of the year.As for the metals, they are broken and can’t even base after a strong move lower.The metals are just about ready to
Monday, October 27, 2014
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
A Brief History of Global "Inflation," 1949-2013
We're following up our brief history of world currencies in the postwar period: October 19, 2014: A Brief History of World Currencies, 1949-2014 This week, we look at similar data from the IMF, namely, the IMF's official CPI info for the same time period. Here it is: Click here for global CPI "inflation" data, 1949-2013 Here we see the change in the official CPI for each country, compared to a year earlier. Increases in the CPI of l
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Wolf Richter
The Pauperization of Workers in the UK and America
Since the financial crisis, the government of the UK and the Bank of England have jumped through hoops and twirled around in extraordinary gyrations to bail out one of the largest financial centers in the world, the uniquely powerful and at once unaccountable speck of land, the City of London, an incorporated area within London known as the Square Mile; or rather bail out its financial institutions, way of doing business, and bonuses; and along the way, bail out banks further afield. Done in the
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Charleston Voice
Americanism that once was: Solutions What happens when the countryside is destroyed - *V 
The cost of industrial agriculture ~Americanism as it used to be and can be so again~ More videos like this Poet/farmer Wendell Berry It's impossible for TV talking heads to even imagine this level of intelligence, let alone feature it and that's a huge part of the problem we face. Of course everyone should be a mindless consumer... Of course farming should be industrialized... Of course college degrees are the only signs of intelligence... Of course it doesn't matter what we
Monday, October 27, 2014
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Infographic: World's Highest Gold Producing Countries 
An infographic showing Australia was the worldâ??s second largest gold producing country in 2012 at 250 metric tons, some way behind China at 370 metric tons. [From via]. Chinese output continues to rise: some 270.167 tonnes were produced there between January to August 2013, an increase of 8.2% according to reports citing China Gold Association. First quarter production in Australia fell 5% from the previous year, but experienced a revival in the th
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
Federal Reserve to Markets: You're Too Easy! 
As the end of the latest quantitative easing program approached, everyone was wondering if history would repeat in the form of a stock market correction that terrified the government into another round of debt monetization. And right on cue, volatility surged in late September, sending US stocks down by about 6% by mid-October. And even that tepid bit of excitement was enough to send the Fed's spinners into action: James Bullard: Fed Should Consider Delaying The End Of QE Ja
Monday, October 27, 2014
Chris Martenson
How The Federal Reserve Is Purposely Attacking Savers
There's something we 'regular' citizens wrestle with that the elites never seem to: a sense of moral duty. For example, following the collapse of the housing bubble, many people struggled with mortgages they could no longer afford to pay, fearing the shame of default. Many believed defaulting was wrong somehow; that it was their moral obligation to pay their mortgages, no matter how dire their personal situation. And of course, the mortgages lenders did their utmost to reinforce this perception.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Shanghai Posts 51.5 Tonnes of Gold For the Week: How Long Can the Gold Pool Be Sustained 
"For 'tis the sport to have the engineer Hoist with his own petard: and it shall go hard But I will delve one yard below their mines, And blow them at the moon." William Shakespeare, Hamlet The Shanghai Gold Exchange, where investors actually take their bullion rather than
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Mark O'Byrne -
Swiss ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ Gold Initiative Campaigns Compete at Launches in Bern
by Ronan Manly, GoldCore Consultant Contents - Introduction - ‘Yes’ Campaign Launch - Paper Decays, Gold Holds Its Value - ‘No’ Campaign Launch - Alphabet Soup - Unsaleable Gold Like an Unusable Fire Extinguisher? - Swiss Electorate 5.2 Million - Double Majority Including Cantons - Referendas by the Dozen - Sometimes There are Shock Results Swiss Flag in the Swiss Alps Introduction In what was an extraordinary first salvo in the head-to-head gold referendum battle that will take place in Switze
Friday, October 24, 2014
James Turk - Goldmoney
  James Turk - 2 Key Charts, Gold & The Destruction Of Money 
With continued uncertainty in global markets, James Turk sent King World News two incredible charts that readers around the world must see, and he also discussed gold, the destruction of money and much more. Read the full interview here.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Rick Ackerman
Has Burger’s Popularity Doomed McDonald’s? 
McDonald’s, where a family of four can eat breakfast, lunch or dinner for less than it costs to prepare a meal at home, is blaming weak consumer spending for an unprecedented stretch of punk earnings . Someone should level with them: “It’s the hamburgers, stupid!”  Q3 profits were down by 30%, generating a lot of hissing and clucking on Wall Street. Portfolio managers must be scratching their heads trying to figure out how the fortunes of an American icon could have fallen so swiftly. Doubtless,
Monday, October 27, 2014
Captain Hook - Treasure Chest
Feeling Mortal
The following is commentary that originally appeared at Treasure Chests for the benefit of subscribers on Monday, October 13, 2014.Who doesn’t know whom Chris Kristofferson is if you’ve been around for a few years. His work, from Grammy award wining country classics to marquis acting roles, has provided inspiration to many, and reflection to others. Such is his most recent effort, Feeling Mortal, which is a sentiment growing numbers are contemplating today as well. And it’s not just the old, but
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
investing in precious metals - Casey Research
Where do you keep your Gold ? 
You’ve bought some physical gold – congratulations! We think you’ve made a wise decision. And yes, we’re referring to physical gold that you’ve taken possession of – not electronic gold, ETFs, Perth Mint Certificates, etc. Those are all good choices, but your portfolio is incomplete until you have some coins or bars under your direct, physical control. Personal possession of real gold adds to your security by giving you privacy and portability. It’s gold that no one has to know about, and you can carry $50,000 worth of it in one hand. But where do you keep this best-of-all type of gold without undermining the advantages?
Saturday, October 25, 2014
investing in precious metals -
British Gold Sovereigns - The Preserve of Collectors, Savers and Smart Investors 

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Investing in Mining Stocks - Mercenary Geologist
Juniors, Metals, and Projects: The Good, The Bad, and The Butt-Ugly : A Primer for the Lay Investor
This is the third of my on-going series: “A Primer for the Lay Investor” and addresses the following subjects: • Which commodities should a junior resource company explore for? The Good. • Which commodities generally should be avoided by a junior resource company? The Bad. • Which commodities should a junior resource company avoid at all cost? The Butt-Ugly.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Silver Analyst
A Myth Concerning Gold Confiscation
One factor that is sometimes quoted against a likelihood of government seizure of gold is the alleged fact that only a minority of American citizens turned in their gold after Roosevelt issued executive order 6102 in April 1933
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Mark O'Byrne -
Omniscient Federal Reserve Captures The Capital Market, For Now. Gold Beckons.
A cursory glance at the various financial news media this morning shows nothing particularly unusual for these unusual times. The ECB have paraded a list for stress tested banks and the market shrugged. However, there is a disturbing thread running through most of the stories to which we have become immune but which would have been considered highly unusual at almost any time in the twentieth century. And that thread is the influence of the Federal Reserve in practically every key market in the
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Franklin Sanders - the moneychanger
  It Couldn’t Happen Here 
Across America it seems like an ordinary Friday. The Dow trades nervously in a 200 point range, weaker at the day's end on reports the Japanese Finance Ministry is complaining about the high dollar & being forced to digest too many US government securities. Still, the Dow closes up 8.90 points at 6,825.35. Gold jumps strongly to finish the day in New York at $380, silver at $5.25. Experts on Wall Street Week that evening are reassuring, certain that the Japanese complaints are only one more in a series of inconsequential negotiations in US-Japanese financial relations. On the way home, millions of Americans stop by the gas station & tank up at $1.38 a gallon. At the grocery store, they buy bread for $1.25, & pick up a pound of hamburger for $1.99.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
The Coming Dissolution of the EU
In Europe, we already know the economy is in tatters. Italy is back in recession for the third time since 2008. Germany’s economy contracted in the second quarter of 2014 and will likely be in recession before the first quarter of 2015. France has registered zero growth for six months now. None of this should shock anyone. From an economics perspective, Europe has been dead for four years now. Sure, there were little bumps in various data points here and there during that time… but overall unemp
Saturday, October 25, 2014