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Greece Preparing "Alternative Currency", Kathimerini Says

It now appears increasingly likely that Greece will be forced to return to the drachma currency or will at least be compelled to issue some manner of scrip in the face of an acute cash shortage and a worsening credit crunch which together threaten to leave government employees in the lurch and cut off the flow of imported goods.

Gold Backed SDR "Is Quite Likely To Happen", LSE's Lord Desai Warns

Some argue that “no other global currency is ready to replace the U.S. dollar.” That is true of other paper and credit currencies, but the world’s monetary authorities still hold nearly 900 million ounces of gold, which is enough to restore, at the appropriate parity, the classical gold standard: the least imperfect monetary system of history.

Is the US Dollar Rally Nearing Its End?

Past dollar rallies of this type have mostly seen a dollar appreciation of around 20% & lasted from under a year, meaning the current rally is already extended. Also, disappointing U.S. economic data is mounting and being largely ignored. Valuations suggest that the U.S. dollar may now be the world’s most overvalued currency.

Is the tide turning for Gold and Silver?

After the failure of the Swiss referendum when the SNB de-pegged the franc from the euro, investors received a flurry of news regarding worldwide demand for both silver and gold. This news continues to pore in, that multiple factions that are unsure of the longevity of the U.S. dollar continue to buy precious metals.

Trading the Parabolic Dollar

The US dollar has been rocketing higher on the incredible divergence of major central-bank policies. While the Fed’s first rate-hike in 9 years looms, ECB has started aggressively monetizing sovereign debt first time ever. Resulting yield differential has catapulted the USD parabolic, portending a major reversal & fantastic trading opportunity.

Gold Up 11% In Euros This Year As Currency Wars Intensify

The dollar-centric nature of most financial media and the tendency to focus on gold solely in dollars would give one the impression that gold has been devastated this year. When measured against other currencies, gold has risen versus many major currencies & will continue to protect and grow wealth over the long term.

European Debt Crisis

A revolt against previously-agreed austerity packages by any of these other states would have untold ramifications not only for the future of the Eurozone, but the euro itself. In the wake of this episode, the status of the euro as money is likely to be increasingly questioned, not just in the foreign exchanges, but by its users as well.

What the "Price of Gold" Says About Central Bankers

Today, it seems hard to imagine a time when central bankers were more involved meddling in the markets. It seems hard to imagine a time when investors would be more likely to question their faith in these central bankers & that there has been a time in recent memory that investors would be more inclined to consider owning gold.

Is Greece Finally Ready to Do the Right Thing & Leave the Euro?

The euro is one of the greatest monetary frauds in history & its managers have waged one of the greatest campaigns of financial terrorism in history. They have persuaded just about everyone on the planet that exiting the euro would be an unmitigated disaster for the Greek people. This is absolutely opposite of the truth.

Gold And Silver The Best Performing Assets In Volatile January

Gold (+8%) and Silver (+10%) are leading the way higher perhaps a reflection of reflationary and flight to quality trades being put on. Not all commodities were higher though. However, somehow we doubt anything will be said in the mainstream media about January’s two best performing assets in USD terms either: silver and gold.

There’s More to the Gold Rally Than European Market Fears

You’ve probably read that gold’s breakout is resultant of what’s currently happening in Europe, but there’s much more to the story. If the dollar or any other fiat currency were universally acceptable at all times, central banks would see no need to hold any gold. The fact that they do indicates that such currencies are not a universal substitute.

How a Default by Greece May Sill Unravel the EU

Greece is actually in the driver’s seat. Historical evidence shows that once a country reaches such a situation it is likely to default within the next 2 years. Quotation: “If you owe the bank thousands, then you have a problem. If you owe the bank millions, then the bank has a problem.” In the current situation, it is the EU that has a problem.

Gold And Silver: Is Swiss National Bank Rally Enough For A Change?

The world events are circling the drain like an unstoppable eddy. If the wealthiest of countries are accumulating gold and silver as much as possible, following their lead is a worthy mantra. The current price of gold and silver is not that important. Having and holding those proven forms of real money can only be a very wise undertaking.

End Of The Era Of Central Banks

Central banks’ maniacal money printing schemes were the only way to keep history’s largest Ponzi scheme growing; & now that confidence in them is failing & the need for gargantuan QE programs just to prevent instantaneous collapse has arrived, it won’t be long before Central banks will have as much relevance as buggy whips.

Swiss Anti Gold Propaganda Questioned - Gold Protects Purchasing Power

A “YES” vote for the gold referendum is a first step towards redressing the imbalance that exists between the SNB & people of Switzerland. In a direct democracy, decisions on taxation, membership in trade / political unions & autonomy of currency should be determined by popular vote not decreed or circumvented by central bank edict.

Swiss Gold Update: What a “Yes” Vote on Nov. 30 Means for Gold Investors

The Swiss gold referendum could have a massive impact on the gold market. It would be extremely bullish, not only putting a floor under gold but also sending the price of gold up significantly. The price would stay there too because the buying pressure would not go away — the Swiss would be in the market for years.

Currency Wars Reignite As Yuan Tumbles Most In 2 Months

Did China just re-enter the currency wars? The Chinese Yuan dropped 0.29% overnight – its biggest drop since September and 2nd biggest devaluation since March – as the currency tumbles back in line with the PBOC’s fixing for the first time in over 3 months. China’s huge corporate debt market also appears to be freezing.

Will Deflation, Recession Concerns make ECB Buy Gold Bullion?

Over the last couple of months, ECB has launched several measures to revive the lackluster Eurozone economy. Mersch said ECB should let these steps take effect first before considering more action. If more action was needed, ECB could theoretically purchase government bonds or other assets such as gold, shares, or ETFs.

A Strong Dollar? Why has the Dollar Rallied?

To answer the question whether or not King Dollar is back to stay, I don’t believe there is ANY chance at all and the current strength will be very transitory. The U.S. is broke on too many levels to count from financially to morally, ethically and everything in between. So why has the dollar rallied?

Europe: Stagnation, Default, Or Devaluation

When a country accumulates too much debt and begins to find the roll-overs a growing challenge, it really has just two options: the first is a total or partial default; the second is a large currency devaluation. The second choice begs the question ‘Who prints the currency in which the debt is labeled?’

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