News January, 2016

china & russia prepare for chaos: buying gold October 25, 2016 - 06:15:58 PDT

China & Russia Prepare For Chaos: Buying Gold

Why are China and Russia buying gold hand over fist? Mike explains in this free video. Read More »

china is dumping dollars for gold October 25, 2016 - 05:49:50 PDT

China Is Dumping Dollars for Gold

Mike looks at the ramp up in gold buying in the East, particularly China and Russia. And he digs into the Commitment of Traders report to see if the big commercial traders covered their shorts during the recent dip and what it means for gold prices i... Read More »

gold and the new normal October 25, 2016 - 08:07:36 PDT

Gold and the New Normal

“A growing number of investors are recognizing the potential of gold to increase returns & improve risk-mitigation attributes of well-diversified portfolios.” Read More »

hugo salinas price on how i became a gold-bug October 25, 2016 - 08:06:49 PDT

Hugo Salinas Price on How I Became a Gold-Bug

when I was perhaps eight years' old, one of the salesmen took two gold coins out of his vest pockets. They were the large, 1.2 ounce gold "Centenarios" that had been minted to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Mexican Independence from Spain in 1810 Read More »

case-shiller home price index rises 5.3% in august (back to 2006 peak) October 25, 2016 - 07:48:03 PDT

Case-Shiller Home Price Index Rises 5.3% In August (Back to 2006 Peak)

US home prices are back to the peak of the housing bubble (2006). Of course, home prices had a little help from their friends at The Federal Reserve with their zero interest policies and balance sheet expansion. Of course, much of this home price gro... Read More »

startups shrink since the great recession October 25, 2016 - 07:33:33 PDT

Startups Shrink Since The Great Recession

Unlike the Rolling Stones "Start Me Up," the US version should be "Slow Me Down."Sputtering Startups Weigh On U.S. Economic Growth Read More »

fears of deflation turn to fears of inflation October 25, 2016 - 07:31:30 PDT

Fears of Deflation Turn to Fears of Inflation

The world inflation picture has changed in 2016. It is hard to note that without a wry smile as there was no shortage of so-called expert opinion that when inflation headed towards zero and in some cases to below it that sang along with REM. It's the... Read More »

do lower interest rates promote deflation? October 25, 2016 - 07:22:22 PDT

Do Lower Interest Rates Promote Deflation?

If rates are at zero, it demonstrates that there is zero confidence in the future of Europe. Read More »

it appears that rental armageddon has now gone mainstream October 25, 2016 - 07:19:02 PDT

It Appears That Rental Armageddon Has Now Gone Mainstream

Nearly a decade ago when the first housing bubble was taking off, cautious buyers lamented about the high prices in many coastal areas as they do today.  “But real estate is the only way to get rich!”  Okay.  Then why not buy rental Read More »

the secrets of self-employment: overhead and capital accumulation October 25, 2016 - 07:09:26 PDT

The Secrets of Self-Employment: Overhead and Capital Accumulation

As costs rise, globalization supplies defective, pirated parts, and fewer people care due to burn-out, more and more of everyday life falls into the category of "no longer works very well." Read More »

it's truly nothing like it was supposed to be October 25, 2016 - 06:58:52 PDT

It's Truly Nothing Like It Was Supposed to Be

Earlier this year it was reported that a great many OPEC nations were on track to repay China in oil rather than “dollars.” Reuters had calculated that between $30 and $50 billion of prior loans were to be closed out Read More »

the $18 trillion credit pension injection October 25, 2016 - 06:54:53 PDT

The $18 Trillion Credit Pension Injection

the longer this game continues, the more risk builds in the system & the broader the pain when it all comes crashing down. Read More »

big u.s. retail bank operations under scrutiny after wells scandal October 25, 2016 - 06:35:40 PDT

Big U.S. Retail Bank Operations Under Scrutiny After Wells Scandal

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency earlier this month sent formal letters to large and regional banks seeking information about sales practices and incentive-compensation structures following the Wells Fargo & Co. scandal, people familiar... Read More »

u.s. may delay fines on major banks October 25, 2016 - 06:34:54 PDT

U.S. may delay fines on major banks

Representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice have signaled recently that penalty imposition on Barclays Plc (BARC.L), Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN.S) and Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) may not conclude until closer to the arrival of the new U.S. ad... Read More »

monte dei paschi to cut jobs and sell assets in survival plan October 25, 2016 - 06:30:58 PDT

Monte dei Paschi to cut jobs and sell assets in survival plan

The world’s oldest surviving lender, the worst failure of Europe’s stress tests in July, said it would slash 2,500 jobs, reduce staff costs by about 10 per cent and close 500 of its 2,000 branches over the next three years. Read More »

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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.

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