1) Latin America is planning a US dollar replacement. 2) The US budget deficit in 2009 exceeded 40% of the federal expenditures, the historically tipping point into hyperinflation. 3) Big investors, including Mr. Einhorn, are turning to gold as
Now you don't even have to have USD (or EUR or JPY or any other fiat currency) for collateral.
There are lots of different methodologies you can use to derive a benchmark price to measure possible price targets for the yellow dog. One such measuring stick is proved by John L. Williams' Shadow Statitistics, which tracks Government-reported ec
The administration of President Barack Obama, without congressional authorization, is advancing a plan that could end the use of the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency by setting up International Monetary Fund Special Drawing Rights to compete
Gold prices are hitting record highs and there's no shortage of businesses ready to trade bling for bucks, so if you need to raise some extra cash, it might be high time to raid your jewelry box.
U.S.-based clearing house CME Group Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!cme/quotes/nls/cmewill allow physical gold to be used as collateral for margin requirements on all exchange products, a spokesman said Monday.
Greenlight Capital manager David Einhorn said Monday that his hedge fund firm is betting on the possibility of a major currency collapse and a surge in interest rates, citing ballooning government deficits in some of the world's most developed countr
Leftist Latin American leaders have agreed on the creation of a regional currency to scale back on the use of the US dollar as well as economic sanctions against Honduran coup leaders. Nine countries of ALBA, a leftist bloc
And you thought you had broken even. If investors had bought gold when the Dow first closed above 10,000 in March 1999, they'd be up almost 280%. Put another way, Dow 10,000 a decade ago “cost” 36 ounces of gold, treating each Dow point as $1. When t
Market analyst Paul Mylchreest, who wrote the 2006 report for Credit Agricole's Cheuvreux brokerage house concluding that the gold market was being manipulated surreptitiously by central banks and, the following year, a similar report for Redburn Pa
A week ago the world was split into two camps: those who said Robert Fisk was an idiot and that anyone who believes him is a tinfoil hat wearing paranoid sociopath, and those who said Robert Fisk was brilliant and that anyone who does not believe him
Leftist Latin American leaders agreed here on the creation of a regional currency, the Sucre, aimed at scaling back the use of the US dollar.
At one time the case for the gold standard was practically self-evident -- undisputed by most economists and appreciated by both layman and professionals. Today, however, the case for gold is buried under decades of propaganda, misconceptions, and m
At the end of last year, I began writing about what I saw happening as the Federal Reserve started assuming the liabilities of the investment banks and the federal government began deficit spending at an unprecedented pace.I’ve been calling these cha
Earlier this week, I wrote about possible “incongruities” in the gold bar registry of GLD.Specifically, here is what has happened to the GLD bar list which is published each Friday at approximately 4:30 pm EST.
The gist of the report is that there is serious circumstantial evidence that the Federal Reserve has mismanaged the nation's gold supply to the point that for all practical purposes the gold in the Fed vaults does not belong to the Fed.
With the ink barely dry on its $4 billion stock deal, American Barrick (ABX) announced a surprise debt deal to raise another $1.25 billion in order to further reduce its gold hedge book.
Yesterday, the Dow soared over they 10,000 mark. If it keeps going at this rate – up 144 points yesterday – it will soon equal the post-’29 bounce. All we need is two more days and we’re there.
Dollar clobbered again today, crude oil oh oh...
Ben Bernanke's dollar crisis went into a wider mode yesterday as the greenback was shockingly upstaged by the euro and yen, both of which can lay claim to the world title as the currency favored by central banks as their reserve currency.
The U.S. dollar slumped to a new 14-month low versus major counterparts on Tuesday as investors favored gold, often viewed as the most stable currency, with the greenback's losses softened by a drop in U.S. stocks amid concerns about the strength of
As the Nobel Prize committee was voting one way on Barack Obama's promise for the world's future, the global marketplace was holding a very different vote on America's future.
I would add that even keeping your cash in a bank exposes you to the counterparty risks of your bank being closed down AND the possible defaulting of the FDIC. The possibility of the latter would have been completely dismissed even a year ago. Anyo
I was recently thinking about what has transpired in this country in the past decade: first the equity bubble, then the real estate/credit bubble and the steady debasement of the dollar (where a trickle of trouble threatens to turn into a flood).
Gold rose to a record in London and New York on speculation that a weakening dollar and faster inflation will boost the appeal of precious metals. Platinum and palladium climbed to the highest price in more than a year and silver advanced to its cost
The International Monetary Fund, rising from villain to saviour through the fires of the global economic crisis, faces steep hurdles in trying to transform into the champion of the new world order.
I reproduce here his speech in full as it lays out a series of documents that show that governments, including that of the United States, have at various times attempted to manipulate and control the price of gold, and prevent other countries from bu
You better spend your money or else we will Inflate it Away
This should send fear into the hearts and minds of anyone who does not own physical gold and silver - and I'm I don't mean GLD, which is nothing but a pure derivative of gold: