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If Gold Is Not Money, Why Do Clearinghouses and Former Fed Chairs Say It Is?

Collateral is an underlying asset that is pledged when a party enters into a financial arrangement. Even Alan Greenspan, the man most responsible for the 2008 financial crisis, has admitted that “gold is money.” He couldn’t admit this until he’d left the Fed. But this is a man who knows all too well just how the financial system works.

10 Investment Rules From Legendary Investors

Strongly rising asset prices, and in this case commodity prices, have driven investor exuberance in the sector leading many to ignore deteriorating fundamentals, excessive leverage, and other financial diseases. However, when prices deteriorate rapidly, investment mistakes are quickly revealed. Here are some legendary “Do’s & Don’ts.”

China On The Verge Of First Corporate Bond Default Once More

In China, where corporate bankruptcies are taboo, a default would immediately reprice the entire bond market lower and have adverse follow through consequences to all other financial products. And so in the past two months, China was forced to bail out two Trusts with exposure to the coal industry.

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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