Bitcoin or Gold…Which Would You Take

| December 12, 2017

A recent unscientific poll compares bitcoin to gold…  Ron Paul ✔@RonPaul  A wealthy person wants to gift you $10,000. You get to choose in which form you’ll take the gift. But there’s a catch: You must keep the gift in the form that you choose, and you can’t touch it for 10 years. In which form […]

BitCoin’s Competition Is Coming Like A Heard Of Wild Horses…Hello Chase Bank “Web Cash”

| December 10, 2013

Cryptocurrencies….is the new war cry! It looks like JP Mogan’s Chase Bank has filed for a patent on “Web Cash”…it’s a per-to-per “Internet Pay Anyone (IPA)” account with inherent safeguards built-in.  JP Morgan refers to this as a “Virtual Private Lockbox (VPL)”.  LetsTalkBitcoin noted recently, the “Method and system for processing internet payments using the electronic funds transfer […]

Bitcoin…Is It The Reason Gold Has No Future, Or… Does It Make Gold’s Future Even More Important!

| November 30, 2013

Is Bitcoin the shining light of the future and Gold a buried relic of the past. It sure is looking more and more like that’s the case.  But, maybe not so fast, as there are new plans to create a Gold backed digital currency similar to Bitcoin. This should be interesting, we’ll keep you informed. Governments of the […]

Some Interesting Tid Bits About Silver…Or As Some Call It – Poor Man’s Gold

| September 12, 2013

Silver appears to be the metal of the future….especially when one considers that 2/3 of all silver produced worldwide is a by product of lead, copper and zinc mining. Major silver users include the electronic and circut board industry, water purification and growing  industrial uses in China, including production of energy saving solar panels. Silver Atomic Number: 47 Symbol: Ag Atomic Weight: 107.8682 Discovery: Known […]

The China Plan…In Gold We Trust

| August 25, 2013

The China plan would look to eventually back the Chinesse Renminbi currency with Gold, creating a direct trading challenge to the U.S. Dollar. Russia’s Putin has in the past hinted at something similar for the Russian Ruble! Chinese Gold Imports – China Imports 104 Tonnes of Gold in June China just imported 104 tonnes of […]

A Penny For Your Thoughts……

| February 20, 2013

Interesting tid bit’s….. Pennies and nickels have cost more than their face value to mint since 2006……and Since 2012, the penny has cost almost 2 cents to make and the nickel more than 10 cents, according to the U.S. Mint’s annual report released in January. Those prices have almost doubled over the past seven years. But if you […]

The Eagle Stands Tall Here….

| June 25, 2012

We mean the U.S. Eagle…..

A 2012 Macro View Of The Economy From The Masters Of The Universe

| January 5, 2012

Bridgewater Review For 2012   This Bridgewater review of 2012 is highly regarded.  I have highlighted it below…..everyone should print this out and post it in a viewable place.  These guys run the largest hedge fund in the world and are among the top 5 smartest managers anywhere.  They’re not always right, but they are right more often […]

Stratfor Out With Middle East Review: Israeli-Arab Crisis Dead Ahead

| August 23, 2011

We have touched on this important subject back on July 17th and again just a few days ago on August 19th here at in an article that was titled “Things That Could Go Bang And Change The World“.  Scroll down to read it.   Israeli-Arab Crisis Approaching   By George Friedman | August 23, 2011 In September, the U.N. General […]

Things That Could Go Bang, And Change The World

| August 19, 2011

Just a reminder that this was posted on back on July 17th……… War between Iran-Israel… CIA veteran Robert Baer, I think we are looking into the abyss, there is a warning order inside the Pentagon to prepare for war. There is almost near certainty that Netanyahu is planning an attack [on Iran]  and it will probably be in September […]

Can You Name This Tune….Nope, They All Sound About The Same

| July 18, 2011

Some opinions to be reckoned with…. it’s time to pay attention to the road everyone. From Reuters: Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers explains….The European financial crisis has entered a new and far more dangerous phase. Where the crisis had been existential for small economies on the periphery of Europe but not systemically threatening to […]

Things That Could Go Bang, And Change The World

| July 17, 2011

War between Iran-Israel……CIA veteran Robert Baer, “I think we are looking into the abyss”……“there is a warning order inside the Pentagon” to prepare for war.  If this happens, envision Gold exploding along with Oil, while stock markets and economies around the World plunge.  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to throw caution to the wind.  Naval update per […]

The Fall Of The European Dominoes…Italy And Spain Next Up

| July 10, 2011

Greece is a lost cause.  Next up is either Italy or Spain.  Both the Dollar and the Euro currencies are in trouble.  The last man standing looks to be Gold. From the NY Times…… LONDON — Top European officials planned to meet on Monday to wrestle with threats to the currency union as fears mounted […]

An Interesting View

| July 5, 2011

Here’s a heads up on the United States debt debacle…….word has come from Washington that President Obama will use the 14th amendment to declare the debt limit as unconstitutional, if need be.  Rock and Roll!  On the other hand, it may be unconstitutional to call the 14th amendment unconstitutional, if you get our drift. James […]

So Class…Today We Will Review The World Gold Holdings And Production Rankings

| June 14, 2011

China and Russia are moving up on the Gold holdings chart… but the IMF is selling everything that’s not nailed down.  Otherwise it all stays pretty much the same.  The Gold production rankings are as follows and listed in order of production……China, Australia, South Africa,USA, Russia and Peru. 

Time Is Winding Down On The World To Get Its House In Order….The Consequences Are Reviewed Below By Jim Sinclair

| May 28, 2011

Jim’s dad traded with Jessie Livermore, the most famous of all stock traders, so we would venture that Jim Sinclair knows a thing or two about trading himself.  In fact he may well be the most successful Gold trader of all time! The risk of not stimulating is stagflation at a spiritual level. The risk of […]

China Becomes World’s Largest Gold Buyer – Buys 93.5 Tonnes of Gold Coins / Bars in Q1

| May 20, 2011

China and India Gold Ownership Rising From Miniscule Levels

Eric Sprott Says Gold Is Now The World’s Reserve Currency, Says Silver Was Manipulated Lower

| May 12, 2011


Jim Sinclair Interview Covering The World Economy And Gold

| April 20, 2011

An excellent review of the world economic picture and the future of Gold By Ron Hera April 15, 2011 ©2011 Hera Research, LLC The Hera Research Newsletter (HRN) is pleased to present an in-depth interview with Jim Sinclair, Chairman and CEO of Tanzanian Royalty Exploration and founder of Jim Sinclair’s MineSet, which hosts his gold commentary […]

A Gold Tipping Point….We’ll Know Soon Enough! Gold Is An Under Owned Investment….

| April 17, 2011

Hmm….The University of  Texas whose $19.9 billion in assets ranked it second only behind Harvard University’s endowment as of August, added about $500 million in gold investments to an existing stake last year, and took delivery of almost $1 billion in gold bullion….”storing the bars in a New York vault, according to the fund’s board.” said Bruce Zimmerman, […]

Stay Focused Folks

| March 23, 2011

We have world changes in the Middle East.  We have peak oil production. We have inevitable hyperinflation. But all the attention is currently on Japan,  as markets forget the growing foundation of international dislocation. Stay focused…… Stay disciplined.

Update: Some Added Thoughts On Japan

| March 15, 2011

Some more thoughts on Japan….we are told, (hopefully correctly), that this is more of a repeat of a Three Mile Island situation where half the fuel rods melted, than Chernobyl where they all did.  And…Small amounts of low radiation cesium and iodine have already been released, which should be measurable on American roof tops in about ten […]

Bernanke: I’ll Say It One More Time, Inflation Is Not A Problem (Currently)!

| February 17, 2011

Uh, Ok Chief…..What ever you say.  Here’s a list of things that are not, repeat…are not a problem.    Our math must be a little sideways though, because just looking at the figures below seem to indicate that we (currently) look to have a BIG problem.     January 2009 TODAY % chg Source Avg. […]

Clif Droke Reviews Where We Are In The Kress Cycle….

| February 15, 2011

This is a must read for everybody.  It’s an outline of the future.  It doesn’t have to be right, but a good plan is better then a bad plan and any plan is better then no plan.  Crisis High In 2011 By: Clif Droke   Posted Tuesday, 15 February 2011After two years of issuing “sell” ratings on equities and […]

Pimco’s El El-Erian… U.S. In Denial Of The New Normal

| February 8, 2011

The following is part of an interview of Pimco’s El-Erain by Germany’s SPIEGEL . Here are a few of his key points…… In 2006 we undertook a very comprehensive U.S. housing study and we said this housing market is very unstable and investors should reduce their exposure and manage risk better. Nothing happened in 2006, and nothing happened […]

It’s An Interconnected World We Live In

| January 30, 2011

This is not a recommendation….we’re just the messenger! Want insurance against an interconnected worldly disorder?   Gold is one of the best insurance policies. Gold is insurance…By nature insurance is a small percentage of your assets. Gold is proactive.  Gold is being your own central bank.  There are few other choices that leave you in control.  Currencies can and are being devalued (destroyed in value by governments […]

Eric Sprott On The Tape With What Sounds Like An Outlandish Prediction…The Only Problem Is Eric Sprott Does A Lot Of Market Related Homework, Manages $8 Billion Dollars And Doesn’t Have A History Of Being A “Pie In The Sky” Kind Of Guy!

| January 28, 2011

Remember…..we’re just the messenger here, this isn’t our prediction! Eric Sprott of Sprott Asset Management with $8 B as in billion dollars in money under management, has an unbelievable interview with Eric King of King World News.  Eric says that Gold (currently $1338.40/ounce) could be $2,150 and Silver (currently $28.01/ounce) $50.00 by spring….sounds hard to believe, unless the Dollar collapses […]

Brazil Warns Of Luming World Trade War

| January 9, 2011

This is why Gold and Silver has been sought by the smart money! Brazil has warned that the world is on course for a full-blown “trade war” as it stepped up its rhetoric against exchange rate manipulation. Guido Mantega, finance minister, told the Financial Times that Brazil was preparing new measures to prevent further appreciation of […]

Latest Comments From Gene Inger’s Daily Briefing

| December 28, 2010

Gene Inger’s Daily Briefing . . . for Wednesday December 29, 2010:   Good evening;    The ‘Insolvent Age’ . . .well-describes the overall risk faced in 2011, which if viewed with full transparency, has risk of making a so-called ‘new normal’ seem comfortable. There are warning flags galore flying; and the irony is it […]

Oil Is Around $91 A Barrel, Here’s How It Effects Us

| December 23, 2010

The recent jump in crude to around the $91 area has wiped out virtually the entire benefit from the just passed payroll tax “stimulus”.  That’s just oil mind you, we haven’t even talked about the food inflation yet.   For every cent rise in gasoline,  the country loses $600 million in consumer buying power…….   And ….Every $1 rise […]

Cumberland Advisors…..Explaining The Europe Contagion

| December 1, 2010

David Kotok does a good job of explaining things about this complex problem in Europe. Cumberland Advisors European Contagion December 1, 2010 First an update.  We are scheduled to guest-host CNBC Worldwide Exchange from the London Studio on Friday, December 10.  US viewers may see it at 5 AM New York time. We may start […]

European Bailout…..Digging A Deep Hole With More Debt!

| November 24, 2010

It seems that the European bailout buck will stop with Portugal unless more money is added (it will be).  When Europe created the EFSF it did not think it would need to serially bail out everyone.  But now the EFSF needs more money to cover a bailout of Spain, and then what about Italy?  Inquiring minds want to know! […]

China’s Leadership Scrambles To Contain Run Away Food Inflation!

| November 23, 2010

The Chinese haves vs. the have-nots and the Chinese rich vs. the poor ….will be at the forefront of China’s immediate problems.  This is how revolutions start. Don’t think for a second that the Chinese leadership doesn’t know or worry about this fact! This from Art Cashin On the floor of The New York Stock Exchange……. Remember Wen – Chinese Premier Wen […]

Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin’s Bold Warning To The U.S. Fed

| November 18, 2010

If this happens, there will be no winners.  Interest rates would rise rapidly, real estate would see a new leg down (bigger then anyone thought possible) and stock and commodity markets across the globe would implode!    Robert Rubin: “U.S. In Terribly Dangerous Territory,” Bond Market May Be Headed For “Implosion”   Aaron Task  Warning of the risk […]

European Central Bank Heading Down A Dark Road

| November 15, 2010

Europe Stumbles Blindly Towards Its 1931 Moment By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard  Nov 15, 2010 Unless the ECB takes fast and dramatic action, it risks destroying the currency it is paid to manage, and allowing a political catastrophe to unfold in Europe. If mishandled, Ireland could all too easily become a sovereign version of Credit Anstalt – […]

Russia Buying Gold

| October 11, 2010

Russia Bought More Than 100 Tons of Gold This Year, RIA Novosti Reports By Brad Cook – Oct 11, 2010 Russia’s central bank has bought more than 100 tons of gold this year, all of it on the domestic market, RIA Novosti reported, citing Bank Rossii.

George Soros Shares Concern About “Currency War” Risks

| October 8, 2010

Billionaire investor George Soros said he shared concerns about a “currency war” and China must do more to accept its responsibilities in the global monetary system. “I share the growing concern about the misalignment of currencies,” Soros wrote in an article for the Financial Times. “Brazil’s finance minister speaks of a latent currency war, and […]

CIA Says Terror Plot Planned On Europe And The West

| September 27, 2010

Heightened Terror Threats In Europe WASHINGTON….. In an effort to preempt a suspected terrorist plot(s) against European targets, the Central Intelligence Agency has targeted missile strikes against militants in Pakistan’s tribal regions, according to current and former officials. The strikes, launched from unmanned drone aircraft, represent a rare use of the CIA drones to preempt a possible […]

Consequences Every Place In The New World Normal

| September 23, 2010

Sorry, But The Answer Of Too Much Debt Is Not More Debt In Price Is Knowledge If you told Rip van Bondtrader that gold had risen to a record during his decade-long slumber, he’d want to know what the inflation outlook was, and how badly he’d gotten killed on his bond investments. He’d be astonished to […]

China Real Estate

| September 21, 2010

From Art Cashin on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange………. China– Getting solid data out of China is never an easy task.  The problem raises constant questioning of the validity of any data.  That having been said, there are stunning numbers circulating on the real estate situation in China. There are said to […]

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