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Pension Fund Deficits Stand at Record Levels - Can Gold Ameliorate the Situation?

The result is pension fund deficits today stand at record levels, even after a doubling of equity markets over the last five years. Goodness knows how bad it must be for pension funds in countries where negative interest rates have been imposed. This article lays out the problem & its scale, so far as it is known, & notes that a pension fund that has a holding in gold is a very rare animal.

Is There A Better Insurance Against Global Risk Than Gold? I Doubt It!

Negative rates kill the incentive to save & without savings, there will be no investments or growth in the economy. But the biggest disaster is hitting the pension sector. When risks are major, it is critical to protect yourself against them. It is not a coincidence that some of the most successful investors in the world are recommending physical gold as insurance against these risks.

Traders Fear Debt Market Distortions Signal "Something Big Is Brewing"

It appears the mainstream is beginning to recognize that something very strange is going on in debt markets. Whatever the reason, the severity of the distortions is unnerving many investors. The big question remains whether there is “something bigger brewing under the surface that so far hasn’t been pinpointed yet.”

We're Relying on Phantom Wealth to Fund Our Retirement

That Social Security, Medicare & pension funds invested in stocks & bonds can fund the retirement of 65 million people is a misleading fantasy. Phantom wealth cannot possibly fund unprecedented retirement & healthcare promises. Only real wealth can do that; central bank liquidity & asset bubbles it inflates are not real wealth.

Capital Controls, Confiscation of Savings - What to Expect Further

The Capital Controls evidence is overwhelming and has already alarmed most investors; our greatest risk is not a bad investment but our political exposure. And yet most of these same investors do not see any need to stash bullion outside their home countries. They view international diversification as an extreme move.

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