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Ukraine Admits "There Is Almost No Gold Left In The Central Bank Vault"

At the beginning of this month, the volume of gold was about $ 1 billion, or 8% of the total gold reserves. In an interview on Ukraine TV, none other than the head of the Ukraine Central Bank made the stunning admission that “In the vaults there is almost no gold left. There is a small amount of gold bullion left, but it’s just 1% of reserves.”

The Russian Empire Strikes Back

The Russians will get through these & even further sanctions from the United States. Natural gas in Europe currently sells at more than a 100% premium to North American natural gas prices. When US imposes a sanction on Russian uranium, then its serious. Until then, current sanctions are nothing more than political posturing.

Will US succeed in Breaking Russia to maintain Dollar Hegemony?

We are witness to the greatest struggle of our age – the battle to maintain global dollar hegemony & with it US economic, military & political dominance of the entire planet & this struggle is now coming to a head. US debts are now at such levels that if the US dollar loses its reserve currency status, the US economy will implode.

What's Behind The Sudden Ignorance Of Geopolitical Risk By Gold

Gold is trading below where it was when the Russians first dipped their toes in Ukraine to test the water. The question for all of the investors, traders & analysts is the same: Why? The last time the world faced a meaningful threat of a large-scale conflict between East and West, the gold price soared. This time it hasn’t moved. Why?

Palladium Reaches 13-Year High Over $900 oz as Gold Trading Volumes Surge 66%

Palladium, mostly used in catalytic converters in cars alongside platinum, has advanced 25% so far this year on concerns about Russian supplies & as supply was cut by a mine strike that ended in June in South Africa, the 2nd-biggest producer. Tension over Ukraine led to US & EU slapping sanctions on Russia, the top supplier.

Why The Bubble Of False Prosperity In US Economy May Be About To Burst

There is no way that this bubble of false prosperity in US economy was going to last forever. It was just based on a pyramid of debt & false promises. The global financial system is in far worse condition than it was just prior to the financial crisis of 2008. Here are 14 reasons why the bubble of false prosperity may be about to burst.

To know where Silver Prices are going, ask Crude Oil

Crude oil prices have been going up for 12+ years and will continue to climb. Politics and war will accelerate the oil price increases. Crude and silver have been trending upward for 12+ years. So – If crude oil prices are moving higher – silver prices will follow up too. Have a look at these charts here.

Russia On The Verge Of Dealing A Massive Blow To The Petrodollar

Is the petrodollar monopoly about to be shattered? If Russia starts asking for payment in currencies other than the US dollar, that will essentially end the monopoly of the petrodollar. Russia will need trading partners willing to go along. Iran & China are two nations that would potentially be willing to make the switch…

Governments Will Loot Pensions, Savings – Hold Onto Your Gold: Jim Rogers

Politicians don’t know what to do besides printing money – so that’s what they end up doing. When we start to have more economic problems due to gigantic debts and more inflation, governments could loot savings and pension plans. We will see a wave of turmoil from all this that will surely take gold higher.

Gold And Silver – The Elites Want War, Obama Pushing Hard

It is a function of the elites to create problems like Ukraine, and/or any other area in which distractions can be used and keep people focusing on the wrong issues. The fundamentals for gold and silver are not connected to price because of Rothschild-like efforts. Keep accumulating physical gold and silver at these artificial low levels.

Russian Sanctions Could See Gold Prices ‘Explode’

The risk of conflict between Russia and the U.S. and EU is more than a short term risk. It is one of the greatest geopolitical challenges since the end of the Cold War. Therefore, it is likely to have a more material impact on gold prices due to the the strong possibility of increased safe haven demand.

Putin Warns Europe "No Alternative... Will Cut Gas Supplies"

President Vladimir Putin has told European leaders a dispute over Ukraine’s gas debt to Russia could affect supplies of Russian gas to Europe and proposed urgent discussions on the matter. The remarks were the strongest sign yet that Russia could curtail supplies of gas to Ukraine.

Russia And China About To Sign "Holy Grail" Gas Deal

Russia is preparing the announcement of the “Holy Grail” energy deal (a natural gas supply deal that is apparently now close after years of negotiations) with China, a move which would send geopolitical shockwaves around the world and bind the two nations in a commodity-backed axis.

Why Did the BRICS Back Russia on Crimea?

The BRICS’s support for Russia shows the Western-dominated post-Cold War order is eroding. It’s worth noting that the BRICS countries are supporting Russia at potentially great cost to themselves, given that they all face at least one potential secessionist movement within their own territories.

Moody's: Russia Downgrade Review On Event Risk, Investor Sentiment & Economy

Hot on the heels of what S&P said was not a “politically motivated” shift to rating watch, Moody’s has decided to put Russia on rating downgrade watch. Decision was triggered by 3 key factors: Weakening of Russia’s economic strength, Potential shifts in investor sentiment & susceptibility to event risk.

America Is Shooting Itself In The Foot Over Russia - Jim Rogers

I hate to say this, but America is shooting itself in a foot getting the most of our world to pushing China & Russia closer together. You are going to see more & more trade between the two and that makes the sanctions against Russia almost impossible, because there are other people who will not play.

Russia Is Slowly Turning The NatGas Tap Off To Europe

Russia’s Natgas exports to Europe and Turkey, excl. former Soviet Union, declined to 405.3mcm as of March 22, according to Bloomberg calculations based on preliminary data from Energy Ministry’s CDU-TEK unit. Average daily exports to the region were ~457mcm in March, lower than year earlier.

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