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Gold, A Natural Hedge Against Both - Inflation & Negative Interest Rates

The main reason people buy gold is as a hedge against inflation. But uncertainty & fear contributed undoubtedly to gold’s stellar first quarter rise. Analysts remain focused almost exclusively upon the major historical influence of inflation & possible rate hikes. Negative rates are now looming so large that precious metals could become an alternative form of cost-free cash.

What A Cashless Society Would Look Like

Those who generate real wealth & employment need support, not penalties on how they choose to go about their business. A cash ban does not address any substantive issues. What is needed is a sensible economic proposal & political courage to implement a Cashless Society, which so far seems to be lacking.

As QE3 Ends, Fed Reserves Have Biggest Drop Since Start Of QE

A glance at the Fed H.4.1 statement reveals: in the past 4 weeks, the level of total reserves with Fed banks (i.e., excess reserves created by QE), have seen their biggest plunge since the launch of QE in March of 2009. As of Nov 5, the total amount of outstanding reserves tumbled to $2.561 trillion, down a whopping $188 billion.

Ukraine Bank Runs Could Soon Be Seen In EU And U.S.

The plunge in the Ukrainian hryvnia this week and the risk of bank runs, not to mention the risk of contagion for European banks exposed to Ukraine should support gold. Rising geopolitical tensions between Russia and the West over developments in the Ukraine should also be supportive.

The 9 Key Considerations To Protect Deposits From Bail-Ins

There is an assumption and not a guarantee that in the event of bail-in, only bank deposits of over some arbitrary figures would be vulnerable. It may opt to protect deposits over a lower amount – It is also important that those diversifying deposits do not jump out of the frying pan and into the fire.

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