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12 Signs That The United States And China Are Moving Toward War

If the United States and China are supposed to be such “great friends”, why are both sides acting as if war is in our future? Thanks to events in the South China Sea and the blatant theft of the personal information of millions of U.S. government workers, tensions between the United States and China are the highest that they have been in decades.

Gold Price Model Says Gold Still Undervalued

Gold hit a price low of around $1,140 in Nov 2014 & has rallied since then in spite of a rising dollar. However the gold price is still undervalued by about 16% according to my long-term empirical model. Further, gold has potential to rally far higher & is likely to overshoot the 2014 equilibrium price of $1,527 calculated by the gold model.

Why Gold Price Manipulation is Now a Global Effort

Here’s the problem: If you took the lid off and ended the gold price manipulation and let gold find its level, China would be left in the dust. It wouldn’t have enough gold relative to the other countries & because their economy’s growing faster & because the price of gold would be skyrocketing, they could never acquire it fast enough.

How Financial Warfare Could Bring America to Its Knees

A financial war is brewing right now with Russia. There’s a big difference, in imposing sanctions on Russia & confronting Iran. Russia might freeze U.S. assets in Russia, they could dump U.S. treasury bills, drive up U.S. interest rates, sink our housing markets & stock markets, which are sort of propped up by low rates, & do much more.

Guess What Happened The Last Time Oil Prices Crashed Like This?

OPEC is now engaged in a “price war” with the United States. If the price of oil stays at this level or continues falling, we will see a significant number of U.S. shale oil companies go out of business and large numbers of jobs will be lost. The Saudis know how to play hardball, and they are absolutely ruthless.

12 Charts That Show Permanent Damage Done To US Economy

Here are 12 economic charts that show we are in much worse shape than we were 5 or 10 years ago. Long-term problems that are eating away at the foundations of the US economy like cancer have not been fixed. Many of them continue to get even worse. Sadly, most Americans will continue to deny the truth until it is far too late.

Physical Gold Investment: The United States Ranks Worst In The World

The big three winners of increased physical gold investment from 2008 to 2013 are Turkey (+45 mt), India (+101 mt) and China (+333 mt). The United States wins the BRAIN-DEAD GOLD AWARD in the world for being the only country-region that stated a decline (-12mt) in overall physical gold investment during this same time period.

26 Other Ways China, The Largest Economy, Has Surpassed America

In terms of raw GDP, the U.S. is still number one, at least for now. But according to the IMF, China is now the number one economy on the entire planet in terms of purchasing power…China accounts for more total global trade than the US, consumes more energy than the US & China now manufactures more goods than the US does.

Preserve Your Wealth in the Face of Financial War

Investors may not be able to change this dangerous state of the world, but they are not helpless when it comes to preserving wealth. A modest allocation of investable assets to physical gold will help to preserve wealth in the face of financial war or unexpected catastrophic outcomes.

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.

Making Sense of the US Oil Story

If US oil producers have the option of selling their crude oil abroad, perhaps they can get a higher price for it. If US oil producers can get higher prices for their oil, this may very well filter through to higher oil prices for US consumers, and less oil consumption by US consumers, but this is not the concern of oil companies.

Jurisdiction – So You think Your Gold is Safe outside the Country?

When the U.S. decides it is in the national interests to harness gold to enable it to face the day, not because of internal financial matters, but to allow it to exercise a dominant role in international finance, when the dollar’s global reserve currency role is waning, it will exercise the overreach on U.S. citizen’s gold held outside the U.S.

How A Country Dies - Death Of A Nation

Do people understand what is happening to them & their country? I suspect some have partial awareness. Few appreciate the full consequences of what is happening. People sense there is something wrong, even though they may be unable to identify what that something might be – But always believe it may be temporary.

United States Of Debt: Total US Debt Hits A New Record Of Nearly $60 Trillion

What would you say if I told you that Americans are nearly 60 TRILLION dollars in debt? When you total up all forms of debt including government debt, business debt, mortgage debt and consumer debt, the U.S. is in 59.4 trillion dollars in debt. And most of this debt has been accumulated in recent decades.

World food prices rose in the first quarter of the year for the first time since their all-time high in August 2012, driven by rising demand in China, drought in the U.S. & unrest in Ukraine. According to the World Bank, internationally traded food prices increased by a sharp 4% led by wheat and maize, up 18% & 12%, respectively.

Central Bank Manipulation In Gold And Silver Or Chinese Accommodation? Seems Both

It certainly started out as central bank manipulation, doing everything possible to cover their theft and resulting deficiency of replaceable physical gold. For how long can these low prices continue…the ever pressing question on the minds of the gold and silver community & topic of so many articles written by experts?

From Corporate Giants to Main Street, Fraud is on the Rise

Investors, analysts & corporate directors rely on external audits to keep companies honest. A new study says audits are woefully ineffective at uncovering fraud. Over twice as many frauds are uncovered by accident. Some valuable lessons here on how fraud is committed, detected & how one can reduce vulnerability to it.

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…

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