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$8 Trillion Alternative Energy Boom Is a Win for Copper

Global copper consumption is poised to increase not just because electricity demand is growing. New energy technologies require more copper than traditional sources. Each megawatt of wind power capacity uses 3.6 tonnes of copper. The most significant growth is in production of electric cars, which use 2 to 3 times more copper than internal combustion engines.

June 26 Silver Flash Crash: A Forensic Analysis

On Friday, the price of silver had a little crash. Here is a forensic analysis of this mini flash crash. We’re very aware of the widespread belief that there is a conspiracy to manipulate downwards the prices of gold and silver to protect the dollar & make money (more dollars). Let us show you the data to support a different theory, an arbitrage theory.

The Euro Crisis: Solvency of the ECB is at Stake

How the Greek crisis is a euro crisis: ECB itself now needs refinancing as losses that ECB faces from Greece alone are about €189.3bn – twice its equity capital & reserves of €98.5bn. Given the likely collapse of the Greek banking system & default on its debt, collateral held by ECB are more or less worthless. Upsetting of the Greek applecart risks destabilising the euro itself.

What Good is Gold When Gold is Declared Illegal?

Today, the feds don’t need to outlaw gold. That could change when the lines begin to grow longer. Smart people will turn to gold, not just in time, but just in case. It is traditionally the best form of cash. As more people turn to gold as a way to avoid standing in lines, the feds could ban it again. Generally, the price of gold rises with uncertainty and desperation.

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Gold Is A Necessary Insurance Against Dysfunctional Governments

It seems that there is a very clear purpose for governments wanting to create a cashless society and that is, once they have your money in the system, it belongs to them. In order to protect your funds against this shameless act, put some of it into gold and silver. Gold and silver bullion coins and bars are traditional diversification tools.

India Is Massively Hoarding Silver: What Do They Know?

I don’t see the prices of silver falling too much from here, but if they do, India’s just going to buy more silver. There will soon be a massive rush of people out of increasingly worthless paper assets & into physical assets. That’s when we’ll see this transfer of wealth from a commodity stance of silver to a high quality store of value of silver.

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