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FoFOA
Gold is about understanding the events that got us here and how they will unfold 
Brokers and traders will show you, "turn your gold into wealth", "put it to productive use, Trade It"! "Sell your gold and buy it again, many times". "Do this and find the value lost from your youth"! But I say, spend your time in the company of truly wealthy ones, see how they make gold lie very still! Know this now, the world will again, in your time, feel value in gold as never before. And that value will be as the "productive use of holding wealth thru the fire of change". "Yes, you can also walk in the footsteps of giants".
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Charleston Voice
Did Eisenhower Loot the Nazi Gold & Treasures for his Bankster Handlers? 
In early 1945, it became clear that the military situation of the city had become hopeless. East of the Red Army was approaching rapidly, and from the air let the constant series of Allied bombing raids after no more. At 31 January 1945 suggested that the Minister of Finance, Ernst-
Thursday, September 11, 2014
John Paul Koning
  The Losing Battle to Fix Gold at $35, Part II 
The US led embargo against South Africa , backed implicitly by the largest military in the world, highlights the gradual but steady tendency for authorities to back the failing $35 peg by forceful means. This is the inevitable route taken by any state-run financial system experiencing difficulty. Whereas in a free banking system mistakes are fixed through market discipline,
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Charleston Voice
  Germany's Stolen Gold Reserves - Times are changing - the debts remain (Russian)
Is the US Fedkeeping doublebookkeeper entries -addingGermany's plusothergovernments' goldincluded in the USclaimedreserves of 8,100+ tons? Show metheyaren't. STERN REMINDER:It's notownershipthatcounts - -it'salwayswho has CONTROL! Bereminded ofthistruismwhenitcomes toyourownpersonalbankdeposits and "safe"deposit boxes.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Food for thought
Betting against Gold, by De Gaulle 
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Investing in Mining Stocks - Goldmoney
Gold mining stocks have outperformed the Dow since 1920

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Goldmoney
Ultrasonic inspection of precious metals
Conventional techniques for precious metal quality assessment Historically, inspection of gold quality has mostly involved chemical analysis to determine purity, using techniques such as fireassay[1]. But as this is a wholly destructive technique, there are obvious disadvantages. More recently minimally or non-destructive techniques such as mass spectrometry [1] or X-ray fluorescence [2,3], and even low temperature photoluminescence [4] have been used.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Valuation
Valuing Mining Stocks - In Defense Of Net Asset Value
While browsing the various fundamental evaluations of mining companies made by investors on internet message boards, I have consistently seen two valuation methodologies - the in situ method and the cash flow method - used frequently, while the traditional net asset value (NAV) method used by professionals is neglected or not used at all. The NAV method, I believe, is superior to the other two, and the following is a defense of this valuation technique.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Alan Leishman
  Fiat Money – Eastern Europe
Most commentators on how Fiat money always reverts to its intrinsic value, (i.e. approaching the value of the paper it is printed on, or near zero), quote the german Papiermark, (observe the pictured 5 trillion bank note in this link) as a classic example of this phenomenon.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Silver technicals - Zealllc
  Silver Bull Seasonals

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Jeff Nielson - BullionBullsCanada
Ratio-investing for Precious Metals Novices

Monday, June 23, 2014
Famous diamonds
The Letseng Legacy

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Richard Mills - Aheadoftheherd
Management, Company Stage and Risk v. Reward
When looking for an investment the approach I take involves looking at the global - big picture - conditions. I study trends, read the news, basically watch and listen to what’s going on in the world. Then I study the different sectors in order to select the one that I think is going to match up well with, what I think is, the soon to be overriding theme. This is top down investing.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Mish
How to Get to Mars
In the spirit of a well-deserved break from grim economic news, please consider "How to Get to Mars"
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Food for thought
There is a Tide in the Affairs of Men... 
There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Year of the Euro
of scientists were engaged in hundreds of research projects believed to bring great benefits to the island nation. In one studio a painter employed blind helpers for the task of blending paints by smelling and tasting them. In this manner the olfactory and gustatory faculties could take their proper place in defining the spectrum of colors, a place long usurped by the faculty of vision. There was a studio where an ingenious architect was perfecting a new method to build human abodes from top to bottom. This was said to be justified by the kindred practice of those prudent insects, the bees and spiders.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Philip Judge - Anglo Far East
A Great Wealth Transfer In Ancient Egypt 
2000 years before Christ, Ancient Egypt enjoyed the benefits of a sophisticated social structure with much of the wealth and trade of the then known world. It was an economy that had been built on grain production and produce from the fertile and agriculturally rich Nile River valley and Nile Delta regions. An estimated 95% of Egypt was unusable desert with little or no rainfall; but regardless of rainfall and local climatic conditions, the Nile river, feed from the vast sub continent of Africa, flooded annually and ran year in and year out, providing a guaranteed water supply to the rich soil of the valley and delta regions.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Charleston Voice
Hear how under orders there were 9,000 US gold mines shut down 
Hear how under orders there were 9,000 US gold mines shut down under orders from convicted Soviet spy Harry Dexter White, but who was also Undersecretary of the US Treasury, and had all the gold mining equipment confiscated and sent overseas to the Soviet Union! Astonishing!
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Food for thought
On Finance’s poor track as a science
When data contradicts theory in a discipline like physics, there is excitement amongst scientists
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Henry Hazlitt - Mises.org
The Velocity of Circulation

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
joseph R. Peden - Mises.org
Inflation and the Fall of the Roman Empire

Thursday, September 18, 2014
History of Gold - Reuters
Sept 12, 1919 : Ritual dating from 1919 sets price of gold

Friday, September 12, 2014
Paul Tustain - Bullion Vault
The US Continental Currency – 1776 
In spite of a constitutional bar to un-backed paper money which existed at the time Abraham Lincoln was forced, in 1862, to issue the first tranche of what was eventually $450,000,000 of "greenbacks" needed to finance the North's efforts during the civil war. The greenback was a credit note. Unlike America's extant currency it conferred no right of redemption into gold. What it did do was offer a promise that at some unspecified future date
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Gold Standard - Wall Street Journal
Can the US return to a Gold Standard ? (Alan Greenspan 1981)

Friday, July 25, 2014
Russel McDougal - Inv. Daily Edge
The Ghost of Fort Knox Past: Part 3 
We’ve been looking into an extremely complex and controversial issue over the past two weeks. Does Ft. Knox contain the historical gold it claims? Gold no longer backs our circulating money. Still, those who hold fiduciary responsibilities to safeguard our gold are the ones who actually do issue our money. If you can’t trust them with the gold, how can you trust them with the money?
Friday, June 13, 2014
Roger W. Garrison - Mises.org
  The costs of a Gold Standard

Monday, September 15, 2014
Numismatic Chronicles - Daily Reckoning
Investing in rare coins

Friday, September 19, 2014
Numismatic Chronicles - Goldcentral
Rare Gold Coins Versus Stocks

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Bix Weir
The Great Silver Mystery...REVEALED! 
Let me start off by saying that what I am going to postulate should not in any way be considered fact...because I am not in possession of proof. I am merely postulating on where all the mystery silver comes from to be sold on the physical silver market. Since the early 2000's almost every serious silver analyst has been pounding the table that there is no above ground silver available and it is the "buy of a lifetime".
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Food for thought
There are strange things done in the midnight sun.. 
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Monday, June 16, 2014

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