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I listened to a local financial radio show a few weeks back, where the hosts extolled the virtues of bonds, particularly US treasuries. The advisors are very mainstream, so they saw no use for gold. One of my first thoughts was, “Wow, investors who follow this advice will get hurt!” Some of you have asked me what you can say to your family and friends about gold, to convince them to buy. Well, here’s something you can give them… a letter that factually compares treasuries and gold. It shows why it is crucial they diversify into gold now.
"It enslaves us and future generations..." -- Mike MaloneyThis week, the Fed launched a disastrous PR campaign - their very own Facebook page. And the comments have been pouring in! In this video, Mike weighs in on this nightmare and reminds us of the evil system the Fed created that transfers wealth from us to the banking system. Be sure to watch episode 4 of Mike's hit YouTube series the Hidden Secrets of Money to learn exactly how the Fed pulls off this scam. Even if you've seen it before, it's worth a second viewing.
It is sort of ironic that the last real vestiges of hard money in the United States were silver certificates.
Some paper currencies are destroyed almost absentmindedly. Others are ruined intentionally. By contrast, every Gold & Silver coin that was ever struck is still valuable today
This declining growth trend has been compensated for by soaring levels of debt to sustain the current standard of living.
...while influencing certain actors to engage in irrationally stupid behaviors may yet condemn many in the modern central banking community to a new level of the Inferno.
Merk Investments President and CEO Axel Merk discusses fed policy. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
The only thing that makes me feel that maybe, just maybe, there’s hope for free enterprise, and free market capitalism going forward is from the reaction of those in that hall once we conclude.
The Western welfare states know many ways to get rid of their enormous sovereign debt — at great cost of their citizens. Once the debt burden becomes unbearable, the government simply reforms the currency.
When it comes to currencies and inflation, my go to guru is Everbank's Chuck Butler. Chuck writes the Daily Pfennig which is a must read. He keeps us up to date on the currency markets and his predictions are almost always spot on – generally well ahead of everyone else. Chuck also has a terrific sense of humor. He goes in…
you wonder whether concern about deflation -- and the unprecedented global scramble to avoid that price phenomenon
With negative rates across the board, is it any wonder that liquidity is drying up?
First it was Brexit, then it was the Italian banking sector and now it’s Portugal’s surprisingly slow growth that’s threatening the stability of Europe’s financial system this summer.
Peter Schiff's insight on the Fed's next move
sooner or later the bubble will burst, but until then it will be covered by the only way the US government knows: with even more debt.
Today, the regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FHFA, announced yet another mortgage refinancing "offering" aimed at borrowers with high loan-to-value (LTV) ratios. Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), at FHFA's direction, will implement a new refinance offering aimed at borrowers…
I think most of us are sick of Fedspeak, hoping it will be more Jackson Hole than a Black Hole.
Translation: Fed projections have been wrong, and the central bank doesn’t know how to make them any better in the future.
Once admired as wise and deft, the Federal Reserve failed to foresee the crisis and has struggled in its aftermath, contributing to the U.S. economy’s struggles and the public’s political funk.
As the Bank of England seeks to ease Brexit angst by injecting money into the U.K. economy, pension managers and insurers are finding themselves caught up in a vicious circle.
State pension funds are looking at a $1 trillion shortfall in what they owe workers in benefits, according to new data from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
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Do you know where most of the purchasing power in the United States comes from? In addition to reactionary economic policy that drives the printing of new dollars whenever the whim strikes, paper currency extends its reach through fractional reserve banking. In the past, currency had to be borrowed from those who were saving; now, it is stretched to the breaking point. Today, every bank loans out the maximum allowed. When you deposit $10 in a checking account, that bank can loan out all but ten percent. That $9 is passed back into the economy and deposited into another bank; 90 percent of that deposit can again be loaned. Ultimately, a $10 deposit in a checking account creates $100 in fractional currency. A single dollar, in the hands of a modern bank, can become ten or more with fractional reserve lending.
The problem with this type of economic system is that paper currencies always self-destruct. It is worth remembering the mantra: "Cash is trash!" Only precious metals like gold and silver have the ability to adjust their value, and staying up to date on gold investment news properly positions you to be able to protect your wealth. Throughout history, gold and silver automatically revalued to catch up with the changes that have occurred with paper currency, cyclically adjusting based on the amount of currency in existence at any given time. Being attuned to these cycles requires staying on top of gold investment news and picking out the relevant from the noise.
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