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George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
  Fielding my grandson’s questions about gold and banking
My grandson had quite a day at school.He had learned that the economy had been suffering from things called Panics, capital P, during the 19th century and had another big one in the early 20th century.He had been told that responsible, public-spirited men like J. P. Morgan had organized a central bank to prevent those Panics.He and other bankers finally got the government to go along with their idea and pass it into law in late 1913.And wouldn’t you know it — we’ve had no more Panics since then.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
  The “war on cash” has nothing to do with fighting crime 
Don’t be hoodwinked by the relentless propaganda into believing that the efforts being made to eliminate physical cash are motivated by a desire to reduce crime and corruption. Fighting crime/corruption is just a pretext. The logic behind the propaganda goes like this: Criminals often use physical cash in their dealings, therefore cash should be eliminated. This makes as much sense as saying: Criminals often use cars, therefore cars should be banned. From an ethical standpoint, the fact that cri
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Sprott Money
The Secret of Wealth Preservation - Jeff Nielson
We have a failure to communicate. The vast majority of the investment public in the Western world has no understanding – at all – about how to preserve and protect their wealth. Of the minority of the investment community with some understanding of wealth preservation, almost invariably it is a flawed understanding. Understanding wealth preservation begins with having a detailed and correct understanding of “money”. Understanding money begins with correctly comprehending the difference betwe
Sunday, January 15, 2017
The Daily Market Report: Gold Poised For Third Consecutive Weekly Gain
USAGOLD/Peter A. Grant/01-13-17 Gold dipped modestly in early New York trading, but has since adopted a more consolidative tone just below $1200. The yellow metal appears poised to gain just over 2% this week, which would be its third consecutive weekly gain. The surge earlier in the week to a 7-week high of 1206.93 lends considerable credence to the bullish technical tone that is developing. Gold is now comfortably above the 20- and 50-day moving averages, as well as the 20-week moving average.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Philip Judge - Anglo Far East
  Short Run Economics 
It was the famous British economist John Maynard Keynes who said, "in the long run we are all dead". While now he may well be, his philosophy and economics are alive and well, having
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Gold: The Fundamentals Matter
SeekingAlpha/SomaBull/01-10-17 Summary: • As the assumption goes, gold and the dollar have an inverse correlation. The problem is, there is no long-term inverse relationship between the two. • The precious metal will consistently move higher along with the money supply. • The current rate of M2 expansion is much stronger compared to the last several years. • The CBO is currently underestimating the level of interest rates in its forecast.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The Daily Market Report: Gold Surges to 6-Week Highs
USAGOLD/Peter A. Grant/01-10-17 Gold extended to the upside in early New York trading to reach a new 6-week high of 1190.61. The yellow metal has been buoyed by good physical demand early in the new year, with an additional tailwind provided by a dollar and stock market that may be looking a little toppy. Coin News Net reports that first day sales of 2017 America Silver Eagles surged 36% versus last year. Silver Eagle sales reached 3,747,500 for that one day, surpassing last year’s total 2,756,5
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Gordon Long - Market Analytics
China Potentially Threatens a Near Term Us Treasury Short Squeeze!
Problems in China are looming on top of an already very tenuous and misunderstood situation in the US Financial Markets. Additionally, Federal Reserve Policy has made the situation even more combustible! As a result of a Trump Victory inspired bond market massacre there are now few places that a yield starved world can presently find better risk-adjusted yields than in US Treasuries. With China now being forced to sell their FX Reserves and thereby creating  the much needed supply so e
Sunday, January 8, 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
Frank Shostak
How Interest Rates Affect Time Preference — and Vice Versa
According to the writings of Carl Menger and Ludwig von Mises, the driving force of interest rate determination is individual’s time preferences. What is this all about?As a rule, people assign a higher valuation to present goods versus future goods. This means that present goods are valued at a premium to future goods.This stems from the fact that a lender or an investor gives up some benefits at present. Hence, the essence of the phenomenon of interest is the cost that a lender or an investor
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
“Financial Lockdown… ATMs Went Dry”: 3 Police States Banning Cash to Control the People
Is it any coincidence that the financial crises, and the subsequent restrictions, follow the general chaos and upheaval that surround hotspots and conflict zones? The European Union has once again been confronted with a major terror attack, and is coming down harsh on cash, gold and other valuables as a response. Due to its supposed connection to financing terrorism, cash and gold are being closely monitored and seized as it flows into the EU. Meanwhile, economic crisis driving extremely tight c
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
John Butler - Goldmoney
Top Ten Reasons why fiat currency is superior to gold (or silver) money
Top Ten Reasons why fiat currency is superior to gold (or silver) moneyIntroductionIn the spirit of the holidays and hope for a more prosperous 2017 I thought Insight readers might appreciate a little holiday humor. So please don’t take this edition too seriously. But if you happen to stumble across a ‘paperbug’ or two over the holidays, perhaps you could share some of the points made here as it will help them to realize just how hopelessly misguided they are. Cheers!View the entire Research Pie
Monday, December 26, 2016
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
"Flation" And The Surge Of Silver
“Flation” is guaranteed in the next few years. We will see in-flation, stag-flation, hyperinflation and de-flation. Many of these flations will happen simultaneously. Currently we have major monetary inflation combined with asset inflation. Credit growth and money printing have in recent years benefited the ailing banking system but have not yet reached consumer prices and therefore there is no ordinary price inflation. This is why Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal and many more EU countries are t
Monday, December 19, 2016
The Prudent Investor
  41 Facts about Central Banks no longer taught in US schools 
Today, most American students don't even understand what a central bank is, much less that the battle over central banks is one of the most important themes in U.S. history. The truth is that our nation was birthed in the midst of a conflict over taxation and the control of our money. Central banking has played a key role in nearly all of the wars that America has fought. Presidents that resisted the central bankers were shot, while others shamefully caved in to their demands. Our current central bank is called the Federal Reserve and it is about as "federal" as Federal Express is. The truth is that it is a privately-owned financial institution that is designed to ensnare the U.S. government in an endlessly expanding spiral of debt from which there is no escape.
Monday, December 19, 2016
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Don’t let fallacies torpedo your thinking
A fallacy is defined as a mistaken belief or a failure in reasoning.Though most people make an effort to avoid mistakes, no one is infallible, not even great writers. You can download a chart of common fallacies here.  The online chart is hyperlinked to each of the fallacies. Here’s another source of common fallacies with examples, including their Latin names.  Example: post hoc ergo propter hoc (‘false cause’) fallacy: "after this, therefore because of this.” I break fallacies into two
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Dollar Vs Yen: Good News For Gold
Graceland Updates By Stewart Thomson1.Gold stocks and silver continue to exhibit substantial strength in the face of the decline in the price of gold.Is that strength hinting that a substantial rally will follow a Fed rate hike?2.For some further insight into the matter, please click here now. Double-click to enlarge this key dollar versus yen daily bars chart.3.The dollar has arrived at the major resistance zone of 116 – 125.The yen is the fiat world’s top risk-off currency, and gold is the ult
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Venezuela Enters the Record Book, Officially Hyperinflates
Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. Venezuela’s inflation has officially become the 57th official, verified episode of hyperinflation and been added to the Hanke-Krus World Hyperinflation Table, which is printed in the authoritative Routledge Handbook of Major Events in Economic History (2013). An episode of hyperinflation occurs when the monthly inflation rate exceeds 50 percent for 30 consecutive days. Venezuela's monthly inflation ra
Monday, December 12, 2016
Captain Hook - Treasure Chest
Promises to Keep
Donald Trump did it. He is the newly elected President of the United States of America – the USA. The USA – that place of apple pie and opportunity – the land of the free and brave – embodied in Donald Trump and his success. Since its inception, America has been the place where your dreams can come true, fomenting a melting pot of hungry opportunists looking to exploit both new frontiers, and the wealth this would bring. And while new frontiers to exploit in America have come and gone long ago,
Monday, December 12, 2016
Sprott Money
The War on Cash is a Global Trend That Must Be Resisted - Nathan McDonald
The global elites have made it incredibly clear that they hate physical money. The war on cash has been something that many governments around the world have dabbled in. They have jawboned and talked about how physical cash is an evil thing - something dark and sinister, predominately used by drug dealers and money launderers. This, of course, is simply an excuse that they use. Even though fiat money is a farce and one of the greatest scams ever orchestrated on the world, it is nonetheless the
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
  India Confiscates Gold, Even Jewelry, in Raids on Hidden Money
Global financial repression picks up steam, led by India. After declaring large denomination notes illegal, Italy now targets gold. It’s not just gold bars or bullion. The government has raided houses, no questions asked, confiscating jewelry. For background to this article, please see my November 27 article Cash Chaos in India, 86% of Money in Circulation Withdrawn; Cash Still King in Japan. Large denomination means 500-rupee ($7.30) and 1,000-rupee notes ($14.60), which account for more than
Thursday, December 8, 2016