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Gold and Silver Can Protect You from the Coming Bank Account Tax

Deutsche Bank thinks central bankers should go directly after people’s savings accounts. In other words, it’s lobbying for a wealth tax—or “bank account tax”—that would be a more radical version of negative rates. A bank account tax would promote more reckless borrowing and spending than we’re seeing already. When people realize it, they’ll pile into gold and silver.

How a Gold Investment Could Make You Millions During a Financial Crisis

Gold is the ultimate form of wealth insurance. I buy it & hope to never have to use it. It’s a vital part of my overall wealth plan. You don’t have to buy a huge amount of gold to have a good insurance policy. But the larger your gold-insurance policy, the better you would do in a financial-disaster scenario. The Right Time to Buy Insurance Is When It’s Dirt-Cheap.

From Crisis To Confiscation - Where Do I Store My Wealth?

Much of the world has gone on a massive spending spree & has, in effect, used a credit card to do so. The economic crisis, when it hits, will be sudden & will be devastating. Everyone in those jurisdictions will be negatively impacted, but those who have internationalised their wealth will fare best. When the dust settles, they will be the ones who are in place to recover & rebuild.

Gold Prices and the Fed's Interest Rate Hikes

The sharp early-year surge in gold prices has fizzled in recent weeks Are higher rates really bearish for gold? Gold can’t drift lower forever any more than stock markets can rally forever. So instead of just blindly accepting the belief that Fed’s rate hikes are bearish for gold, why not check the historical record which proves just the opposite?

Gold: The Year Ahead For Gold Investors

After some three years of disappointment, 2015 promises to be a good year for gold investors. A number of factors, some interrelated, will drive gold prices higher. Here’s my short list of the top gold-price drivers I expect will combine to reestablish the long-term uptrend in the yellow metal’s price.

The World Has Less Than 5 Days Worth Of Copper Inventories

Global copper inventories fell from 477,014 mt in Mar, to 355,075 mt in Apr. Why would global copper inventories be falling if production is increasing, demand falling & China with a supposed GLUT of copper inventories to work through? Why did Chinese copper imports increase 18.7% Jan-Jul? Does that make any sense whatsoever?

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.

Does Gold Belong In Every Portfolio?

No investment is safe & gold is no exception. With a 28% price drop in 2013, followed by a 12% gain in the first ten weeks of 2014, can we really continue to label gold investment a safe haven? In this analysis, we take a look at the impact of gold on a portfolio under various scenarios. The results may surprise you.

Why Market Bulls Should Hope Interest Rates Don't Rise

There is a very high correlation, not surprisingly, between these three components (inflation, economic and wage growth) and the level of interest rates. Interest rates are not just a function of the investment market, but rather the level of “demand” for capital in the economy.

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