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"Too Many Promises That Can't be Kept" - The Fed Can't Raise Rates: Paul Volcker

One can’t really blame the government for continuing its debt-funded spending spree – despite protests to the contrary – after all rates are so low, it would be irrational not to take advantage and add on more debt. However, it is here that the punchline from the Volcker op-ed kicks in, and explains why the Fed is stuck and will find it next to impossible to hike rates.

A Gold Standard & Debt Jubilee for an Honest Money Monetary System

A gold standard handcuffs corrupt governments, forcing them to operate somewhere near a balanced budget, at all times. It handcuffs criminal central banks, restraining the speed with which they steal-by-inflation to a near-zero rate. Only alternative to Debt Slavery: Debt Jubilee – the complete renunciation of all debts. We absolutely require a gold standard but cannot till we don’t have a debt jubilee.

Giant Financial Bubbles created by Central Banks are Fracturing

Nearly everywhere on the planet the giant financial bubbles created by the central banks during the last two decades are fracturing. The latest examples are the crashing bank stocks in Italy & elsewhere in Europe & the sudden trading suspensions by three UK commercial property funds. It’s beginning to feel like August 2007 all over again. Of course, central banks have nothing to do with it at all!

Negative Yields On Global Government Debt Drives Gold Demand

It’s unprecedented that a third of all global government debt has negative yields. Which drives gold demand. Effectively what we’re seeing is people’s pensions being decimated because the policymakers have had very few if any alternatives left. It is in this environment that gold will help satisfy need. It’s more about protection of wealth rather than creation. That’s where gold plays.

National Debt: US Economy Priced in Gold - Cause For Alarm

National debt has increased exponentially for the past 50 years. The 35-year graph shows on average the national debt has increased rapidly, even when priced in gold. Debt is increasing far too rapidly & gold is underpriced. The current national debt is equal to about 100 times the total value, at current gold prices, of the gold “officially” stored in Fort Knox. This should be cause for alarm.

Physical Gold, the Misery Index and Monetary Insanity

The official national debt of $19 trillion, measured in gold, is about 15 billion ounces – around 100 times the quantity of gold supposedly stored in Fort Knox. Given the insanity of endless borrow & spend programs, ever increasing debt, overpriced stocks & bonds, desperation & delusions, and more … have you stacked physical gold in preparation for the inevitable consequences?

Oil Bust Spreads: Credit Downgraded Of 11 Texas Towns

The Moody’s ratings have little forward-looking value, and are more a reflection of what the market already knows—that times are tough, and lending in this industry—or within the geographical boundaries of oil-dependent locations—comes at a risk. Moody’s will consider the oil downturn and the ability of each government to adapt in this difficult environment.

Government Borrowing Is Not Like Private Debt

Neither borrowing nor saving is inherently good or bad. At least in the private sector. Whether one chooses to save or borrow to finance a project depends upon a subjective assessment of the relative trade-offs. It’s another matter entirely, though, when we’re talking about the government sector, as the two are not comparable.

Silly Debt, Paper Dies, Gold Thrives

The purchasing power of our debt based fiat currency will be exponentially eroded until the catastrophic “debt withdrawal” occurs. The agony of withdrawal occurs now … or later, when it will be even worse. You can now: Protect your purchasing power with silver and gold, or Trust that purchasing power will not decrease, in spite of 100 years of history.

The $5 Trillion Oil Debt Bomb

Oil below US$60 is more than low enough to do an enormous amount of damage in financial markets. When many oil producers went for loans, the industry’s models showed oil prices between US$80 and US$150. So suddenly, there’s a bunch of debt out there that producers will not be able to pay back with the money they make at US$50 a barrel.

Will US Dollar Collapse Over Another Debt Ceiling Fight?

The US federal government is about to hit the debt ceiling, which stands above $18.0 trillion, and Congressional Republicans refuse to raise it. The last debt ceiling fight led to a downgrading of U.S. debt. Another blow to the credibility of the U.S. government could be devastating. Could a US dollar collapse be around the corner?

Peak Debt & The Need For A Reliable Store of Value: GOLD

Most investors seem unconcerned about the unsustainable levels of global debt and the inflationary potential of the trillions of dollars created by the major central banks especially the U.S Federal Reserve. I expect to see gold and silver demand increase dramatically in the coming years as more prudent investors see the truth and look for a reliable store of value.

Government Shutdown & Debt Limit Questions Answered

A federal shutdown due to a funding lapse looks no less likely than it did two weeks ago. The Senate is expected to begin voting later this week on a funding extension, but the House looks unlikely to act until shortly before the September 30 deadline. Here are some attempts to answer the main questions surrounding the shutdown, debt limit & ramifications.

The Massive Debt Bubble Will Push Silver Prices Much Higher

The April 2011 peak exists in similar conditions to that of the interim high in the previous bull market. The silver price will, as a minimum, equal the 38.58 times rise of the previous bull market. That would be a minimum target of $155.86 (4.04 times 38.58). The context of this silver bull market & massive debt levels today, suggest that silver will go much higher.

Why Gold is Good and Sovereign Debt is Bad

It is easy to create debt – central banks “print” currencies by BORROWING those currencies into existence. Debt increases, currency in circulation increases, and until it crashes, life is good for the financial and political elite. But debt increasing 60 times more rapidly than gold indicates that debt is growing too rapidly and due for a reset.

Here's Why the "Growth Dependent" Status Quo is Doomed

Status Quo only works in a world with plenty of room to expand. The real world has limits & so does the financial world of debt. When the world the Status Quo has been optimized to exploit can no longer expand, the Status Quo doesn’t just slow, it implodes. When incomes stop expanding, debt eventually stops expanding, which means growth stops expanding.

Gold Prices vs National Debt: The Big Picture

Since the peak in gold prices in 2011 the Federal Reserve has “generously” supplied the world with trillions of dollars of newly created digital and paper debt, all backed by nothing but faith and credit. Bonds have rallied and the S&P is higher by 50% or so. The US national debt has steadily increased and gold is still bumping around a bottom.

5 Trends That Are Shredding the Global Economy

In the wake of the Global Financial Meltdown of 2008-2009, central banks launched monetary stimulus programs aimed at pumping money into the economy. The stated goals of these stimulus programs were 1) boost employment and 2) generate enough inflation to stave off deflation, which is generally viewed as the cause of financial depressions.

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