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The Gold Price Has Been Captured By The Modern Banking System

The dynamics behind the gold market are however different now from the early seventies. This time, the gold price is likely to be driven by physical shortages in the old world, as American and European investors wake up to stagflation, their central bank’s interest rate dilemma, and the loss of physical liquidity from their vaults.

Why Bother with Cash When You Can Own Gold?

The case against gold used to be that it was inconvenient to hold, expensive to hold, and that it provided no yield. But things have changed. And if you think about the way cash has evolved recently, it’s less attractive. Some of the less desirable properties that used to be attributed to gold now apply to cash. Maybe you should start thinking about gold.

Gold and the US Monetary Base Signal the Greatest Depression

When the US monetary base gets too big relative to the gold price (& US gold reserves), then market forces seek to correct the situation. The lack of confidence in banks will be a critical part of the coming gold rally. Remember that if we were to get a 100% gold backing of the US monetary base, based on current US official gold reserves, gold would have to be trading in excess of $15 000.

Here’s What Happens When Central Banks Run Out of Ammo

Governments and central banks are arrogant to think they can solve any problem by printing and borrowing money. Their arrogance will eventually cause “the biggest banking crisis in world history.” The next downturn could further expand Fed bond holdings, but with the central banks balance sheet already exceeding $4 trillion, there are limits to how much more the Fed can buy.

Bail-Ins Coming – EU Gives 11 Countries 2 Months To Adopt Rules

This bail-in legislation which is being driven by the BIS through the Bank of England, ECB, Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) appears designed to protect banks by allowing them to confiscate deposits to prop them up rather than the noble stated objective – “to shield taxpayers”.

The Birth of a Monster - The Federal Reserve

The monster was the natural outgrowth of an increasingly troubled banking system. The Panic of 1857 was the spark that set in motion ever more destabilizing policies, caused by the lending activities of fractional-reserve banks. This original sin of the banking system concluded with the birth of a monster in 1914: The Federal Reserve.

Why Central Bank Stimulus Cannot Bring Economic Recovery

The Central banks of the world are engaged in a futile effort to stimulate economic recovery through an expansion of fiat money credit. Rather than stimulate the economy, central bank credit expansion causes capital destruction and a lower standard of living in the future than would have been the case otherwise.

The Problem With Credit Booms Is That They Are Followed by Busts

Research on private sector credit booms over the last 20 years show that whenever credit to the private sector expanded by 30% or more within a 10-year period, a banking crisis & recession resulted without any exception. Credit booms always end badly & last longer than rational minds expect.

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