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Gold - The Insurance of Purchasing Power

Most of us are investors, one way or another – bonds, stocks, real estate, etc. Purchasing power of those assets is dependent upon the value of underlying currencies. A crash would hurt all of those investments. What insurance have you purchased to protect against a stock or bond market crash, or a dollar crash? Buy Gold.

The Cultural and Political Consequences of Fiat Money

Fiat money allows government to take out loans to an unlimited extent because fiat money by definition can be produced without limitation, without commercial limitation or technological limitation, and can be produced in whatever amount is desired. Fiat money also has a very important impact on our culture.

Central Banks are Not Innocent Bystanders

Central banks don’t raise or lower interest rates randomly, like fluctuations in temperature. Their expectations of overheating cause higher rates, and their expectations of recessions cause lower rates. But central banks can’t tame the storms they raise. So is it that interest rates are relatively innocent bystanders in the business cycle?

Don't Fear Rising Interest Rates? Really?

There has been much commentary published as of late discussing when the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates. Generally, attached to the heels of that discussion, are comments suggesting that investors have nothing to fear from such an event. However, is that really the case? Let’s take a look.

Bond Market is taking Advantage of Janet Yellen`s Dovishness

Policymakers have in the past always been mindful to at least talk the market out of being so blatantly one-sided as is so common for Wall Street. Get more Hawkish Yellen, & start at Jackson Hole, as bond market traders are already discounting this speech once again. In short they are taking advantage of your dovishness!

The Safest Investments in a Dangerous World Market

You need both the wood & the spark to have the fire of inflation. US Fed & other central banks have printed trillions of dollars of money in the past four years. So far, inflation has been relatively tame. The printed money is only the wood; a spark is still required. Events in the Middle East, Ukraine and China today may provide the spark.

Our "Make It Look Good" Economy Has Failed

America is completely out of touch with reality: The essence of the U.S. economy is make it look good: never mind quality or long-term consequences, just make it look good today. This is, of course, an attractive lie: the future is a direct consequence of present decisions and actions.

Questions to Ask Before Investing in Natural Resource Stocks

If you are interested in investing in natural resources, the ‘management interview’ is critical before investing in any junior resource company to figure out how the company will generate a return for your money. Rick Rule outlines what questions to ask before investing.

Bitcoin versus Gold: Currency versus Money

Bitcoins are currencies, not money or investments and the differences between these three concepts is crucial to doing asset management right. Sound money doesn’t have counterparty risk; its value doesn’t depend on someone else keeping a promise & so holds value over long periods of time.

Why Is The "Smart Money" Selling And To Whom?

“Smart Money” Selling and to Whom? – It appears that the “the Smart Money” is lining up to exit the markets by selling their investments off to unwitting retail investors as a “Good Deal”

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