Saturday, October 1st, 2016 MST

Category: Gold

Gold for Grabs

In 2011, while Michelle Obama was encouraging Americans to grow gardens to improve their health and finances, another first lady, Leila Trabelsi of Tunisia, was taking a healthy chunk out of Tunisia’s financial reserves.

The Keynesian endgame

In 1971, the dollar was officially relieved of its false promise of gold convertibility by creditors to the United States. In an attempt to spare the world’s economies from the effects of creative destruction, free markets and the invisible hand were traded in for centrally planned economies. Instead of market participants determining who succeeded and failed, that task increasingly became the domain of academicians, central bankers and politicians.

There is no free market in gold

Anyone who has been paying attention to the precious metals world over the last couple of years is well aware of the circumstantial evidence of price manipulation. None of which is particularly surprising, as all the way up through the gold pool of the late 1960s, it has been the open policy of the US and UK governments to control the dollar price of gold.

Why is gold getting hammered?

“Why is gold getting hammered? “the caller asked.  I could hear dejection in his voice. “Gold’s not getting hammered,” I said.  “The euro’s getting hammered, and right now, just as I’ve warned on my Weekly Metals Wrap interviews with Eric King at King World News, for a while to come gold will trade against the

The fiat dollar and the de-industrialization of America

I highly encourage you to read the latest interview with Hugo Salinas Price.  Mr Price is a retired billionaire who made his fortune via a chain of appliance stores in Mexico.  He is also a tireless advocate of sound money.  His plan to reintroduce silver as a competing currency in Mexico would make it the most sought after money in the world bar none. It is well worth your time to understand the details of how he proposes to do this. 

Buy the dips; it’s a long-term bull market

Despite recents price declines, gold and silver remain in long-term bull markets. The primary driver of prices is the expansive monetary policy of the US since President Nixon closed the gold window in 1971. Having absolutely no links to gold enabled the Fed to create trillions of dollars in the wake of the panic of 2008. Massive monetary inflation is followed by massive price inflation.

Gold, Peace and Prosperity

In the GOP presidential debates, when Ron Paul talks about economics he is a giant among pygmies. None challenge him. The best his opponents can come up with is to rail about the need to balance the budget. But, when he brings up the issue of the business cycle, the other candidates look like they want climb under the podium. Further, no moderator has ever sought to question his economic positions.

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