Friday, September 30th, 2016 MST

Dr. Marc Faber says to prepare for worst

Dr. Faber, the keynote speaker at the May 22nd NYC Mises Circle Seminar, had no good news about the status of the world’s financial affairs.  He is of the opinion that all sovereigns will continue to create monies as solutions to their financial woes and that gold is the right investments for the times. Further,

Mint set to release 2010-dated fractional-ounce Gold Eagles

Summer is here, and the US Mint is just now releasing 2010-dated fractional-ounce Gold Eagles, the ½-oz, the ¼-oz and the 1/10-oz sizes.  We expect to have the coins ready for shipment on or about June 21.  Because of subdued buying, premiums are about where they have been during normal times in years past, meaning

Mises Phoenix Seminar Review

The seminar was as stimulating and informative as expected.  What surprised me was the humor with which most speakers delivered such important and grave messages.  The seminar also was as well-run as I expected. The talks can be downloaded from the Mises website. The links are provided below.  Further, CDs will be available at a

Inflation endangers more than your pocketbook

Many Americans are buying gold and silver as hedges against a feared decline in the value of the dollar.  Considering that the current fedgov fiscal year deficit is forecast at $1.75 trillion, buying the metals seems a prudent move as a devastating decline in the dollar is almost a certainty. But, too many Americans do

Moody’s warns on US credit rating; Standard & Poor’s warns B of A and Citibank.

A recent Financial Times noted that the proposed overhaul of US financial rules threatens the credit ratings of Bank of America and Citibank. Standard & Poor’s, one of the world’s top two credit rating agencies, says that as proposed, the rules would make it less likely that the banks would be bailed out by taxpayers if the bank ran into trouble again.

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