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Alasdair Macleod: The Coming Panic Into Physical Gold And Silver

  • Alasdair Macleod: The Coming Panic Into Physical Gold And Silver
    by http://www.silverdoctors.com/  
    Many of us are now predicting another round of QE, quite possibly before the leaves are finished falling off the trees this fall around the country.

    The one thing the Fed really is frightened of is contracting bank credit.  And this idea of collateral liquidation leading to more selling of collateral by the banks to cover loans is sort of self-feeding into nasty collapse if you like in asset prices.

    Now that’s not going to happen because they are going to print money to insure it doesn’t happen.

    We are very very close to that sort of tipping point and I think that people who have 
    an understanding of this are not going to hang around and wait for the Fed to print money. They are going to go quite quickly against the dollar…

    Anybody who doesn’t own physical silver or gold could miss out.  I think there’s a big change coming.

    Submitted by Fund Manager Dave Kranzler, Investment Research Dynamics:

    The strategic reasons for are now about to change in the next six months. Anybody who doesn’t own physical silver or gold could miss out. I think there’s a big change coming on.  – Alasdair Macleod,Shadow of Truth

    The Shadow of Truth interviewed Alasdair Macleod to get his take on the economic reports which show an economic contraction in the U.S., the recent move higher in precious metals prices and his thoughts on what China’s next move is with respect to their obvious hoarding of physical gold.


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May 21, 2015 Posted by | Economics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Alasdair Macleod: The Coming Panic Into Physical Gold And Silver

Rob Kirby: Extreme Reduction in Standard of Living Guaranteed. China Gold Could Cause Tsunami of Dollars in US.

  • Rob Kirby: China Gold Could Cause Tsunami of Dollars in US
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 
    Gold expert Rob Kirby arranges deliveries of the yellow metal to his clients measured by the ton.  Kirby says news that China may disclose it has 30,000 tons of gold will be devastating for the West.  Kirby contends, “We could be fast approaching the moment when the tide is going to turn and go out, and we are going to find out who’s wearing a bathing suit.  I think that time is fast approaching, if it is not here already.”  Kirby also says, “I think the implied message is we are going to show you how much we have, and then you are going to have to show us how much you have. . . . America, very likely doesn’t have, in my view, doesn’t have the gold they claim to have.  They also probably spent a lot of other people’s gold in safe keeping.”


    What would happen to the U.S. dollar if China revealed a vast holding of physical gold?  Kirby contends, “If this would destabilize the dollar enough . . . it could cause a sudden drop in the U.S. dollar, which could signal a tsunami of dollars coming back to America and could set off a very, very ugly, ugly bout of inflation, which could build into a hyperinflation in America.  This would bring social unrest in America.  This is the social unrest the U.S. military and the Pentagon have been saying is inevitable and is coming to America.  This is exactly the kind of backdrop you would expect to have before this would occur.”

    Kirby points out, “The problem is our global capital markets have become criminal cesspools.  Our global capital markets right now are crime scenes.  The regulatory regime installed by the leadership of America to prevent this all from happening has been vacant.  They are derelict, and they are part of the problem.  It starts with the repeal of the Glass Steagall Act back in the late 1990’s.  You got to look back to see the context of where this train left the tracks.  This is not a derailment.  The derailment occurred a long time ago.  Right now, the engine of the train is in the middle of a corn field, and it’s still moving.”

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May 21, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rob Kirby: Extreme Reduction in Standard of Living Guaranteed. China Gold Could Cause Tsunami of Dollars in US.

David Stockman: We Are Now Entering The Terminal Phase Of The Global Financial System That Will End In Total Collapse!

Financial Armageddon dead ahead !

Financial Armageddon dead ahead !

  • David Stockman: We Are Now Entering The Terminal Phase Of The Global Financial System That Will End In Total Collapse!
    by http://www.kingworldnews.com  
    Today David Stockman, the man President Ronald Reagan called upon along with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts to help save the United States from disaster in 1981, warned King World News that we are now entering the “terminal phase” of the global financial system that will end in total collapse.

    Eric King:  “David, I wanted to get your thoughts on gold in the midst of this big deflation you think is in front of us.  When you look at the collapse of 2008 – 2009, gold was one of the best performing asset classes.  Gold went down but it went down much less relative to virtually everything else.  Contrast that to 1973 – 1974, where we had a 47 percent stock market collapse.  But during that time we had skyrocketing gold and silver.  What’s in front of us because it looks like gold and silver may be ending a 4 year bear market and ready for a 1973 – 1974-style up-move?”

    David Stockman: 
    “Yes.  I think the two periods are quite different.  Although at the bottom it’s central bank errors that underlie each.  But remember that in the 1970s we had just finally exited a semi-stable Bretton Woods Gold Exchange Standard system.  There still was, at the end of the day, an anchor on the central banks that was thrown overboard by Nixon in 1971….


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May 16, 2015 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on David Stockman: We Are Now Entering The Terminal Phase Of The Global Financial System That Will End In Total Collapse!

James Rickards & Glenn Beck: The Coming Collapse of the Dollar

  • James Rickards & Glenn Beck: The Coming Collapse of the Dollar!
    by http://www.silverdoctors.com/  
    The next financial collapse will resemble nothing in history. . . . Deciding upon the best course to follow will require comprehending a minefield of risks, while poised at a crossroads, pondering the death of the dollar.

    If the dollar fails, the entire international monetary system will fail with it.

    While Washington is gridlocked and unable to make progress on our long-term problems, our biggest economic competitors—China, Russia, and the oil producing nations of the Middle East—are doing everything possible to end U.S. monetary hegemony. The potential results: Financial warfare. Deflation. Hyperinflation. Market collapse. Chaos.

    From Glenn Beck:
    The international monetary system has collapsed three times in the past hundred years, in 1914, 1939, and 1971. Each collapse was followed by a period of tumult: war, civil unrest, or significant damage to the stability of the global economy. Now James Rickards, the acclaimed author of Currency Wars, shows why another collapse is rapidly approaching—and why this time, nothing less than the institution of money itself is at risk.


    The American dollar has been the global reserve currency since the end of the Second World War. If the dollar fails, the entire international monetary system will fail with it. No other currency has the deep, liquid pools of assets needed to do the job.

    Optimists have always said, in essence, that there’s nothing to worry about—that confidence in the dollar will never truly be shaken, no matter how high our national debt or how dysfunctional our government. But in the last few years, the risks have become too big to ignore. While Washington is gridlocked and unable to make progress on our long-term problems, our biggest economic competitors—China, Russia, and the oilproducing nations of the Middle East—are doing everything possible to end U.S. monetary hegemony. The potential results: Financial warfare. Deflation. Hyperinflation. Market collapse. Chaos.

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May 15, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on James Rickards & Glenn Beck: The Coming Collapse of the Dollar

Analyst: “Millions Upon Millions of People Are Going to Die on a World-Wide Scale When the Debt Bubble Bursts”

  • Analyst: “Millions Upon Millions of People Are Going to Die on a World-Wide Scale When the Debt Bubble Bursts”
    by Mac Slavo, May 13th, 2015, SHTFplan.com  
    It can be difficult to understand the repercussions that would follow a collapse of the global economy, stocks and debt markets. While we know a serious financial event is coming, determining how it will impact our lives and preparing an appropriate strategic plan to mitigate the fallout can be a confusing and stressful undertaking.

    The questions being asked by concerned Americans are plenty, but the answers are not so easy to come by. Should I keep money in my retirement accounts? What publicly traded companies are recession-proof? Will gold and silver really be of value if the whole system comes crashing down? Should I have some cash? How much food should I stockpile if the regular flow of commerce is affected? Will there be riots in my city?

    In the following interview with X22 Report Spotlight(top of post), well known analyst and contrarian thinker Greg Mannarino of Traders Choice succinctly explains the challenges we face as individuals and as a nation. He doesn’t mince words and goes straight to the heart of the problem: out of control debt.

    As Mannarino explains it, we are facing an event so serious that it will directly impact just about every person on earth. But before we can prepare for it, we need to understand what it is that’s going to happen and what a worst-case scenario may look like:

    The central banks… by us adopting a debt-based economic model, which demands that cash be borrowed from the future in greater and greater amounts to sustain what we have here, have created an alternative universe which would not exist. If we did not have access to all of these funds that we’re borrowing from the future and inflating this debt we would not have the lifestyle that we have now.

    It’s created a population boom… a population boom has risen in tandem with the debt. It’s incredible. 
    So, when the debt bubble bursts we’re going to get a correction in population. It’s a mathematical certainty.

    Millions upon millions of people are going to die on a world-wide scale when the debt bubble bursts. And I’m saying when not if…


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May 14, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Analyst: “Millions Upon Millions of People Are Going to Die on a World-Wide Scale When the Debt Bubble Bursts”

Hoffman & Duane: Fireworks Coming for Gold & Silver Markets. U.S. Gov’t to Kill the Dollar.

  • Published on May 7, 2015
    IN PART 1:

    – The economy is collapsing, but gold and silver aren’t rising ►0:22 
    – JPMorgan hoarding silver? ►5:33 
    – Continue to Part 2 ►http://bit.ly/Part—2 

    Published on May 10, 2015
    IN PART 2:

    – Deflation is not a possibility ►0:00 
    – How to prepare for the single largest event in human history ►4:29 
    – We’re seeing tremendous inflation right now! ►5:56 

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May 12, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hoffman & Duane: Fireworks Coming for Gold & Silver Markets. U.S. Gov’t to Kill the Dollar.

John Williams: Early Roots of Hyperinflation in the Not Too Distant Future

  • Published on May 10, 2015
    On the U.S. dollar, economist John Williams says because the Fed will not be able to raise rates in a sinking economy, the dollar will sink too. Williams explains, “That’s why you’ve seen weakness in the dollar in the last couple of weeks. As the economic outlook has dimmed and expectations of the Fed raising rates has been pushed off into the future, which is a major factor in the unfolding dollar weakness, it’s still a lot stronger than a year ago, but the downturn in the dollar has started. . . . Unexpected economic weakness adds stress to the financial system. It also tends to widen projections on the budget deficit. It will make Treasury fundings more difficult. The Fed’s going to need to be in there monetizing debt and doing what it can do to prop up the banks. That is all bad news for the dollar. As the dollar weakens, that’s going to be inflationary. As the dollar falls, oil prices will continue to rise. Gasoline prices are going to go higher again. That’s where you are going to see early stages of inflation. As the world gets used to the Fed debasing the dollar, you will see intensified selling. Watch for a massive decline in the dollar, which will be the early roots of hyperinflation in the not-too-distant future.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with John Williams of ShadowStats.com.


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May 11, 2015 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on John Williams: Early Roots of Hyperinflation in the Not Too Distant Future

Jim Willie: When QE Goes Away With the Great Reset, Gold & Silver Will Be Released Like Rampaging Horses!

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  • Jim Willie: When QE Goes Away With the Great Reset, Gold & Silver Will Be Released Like Rampaging Horses!
    by http://www.silverdoctors.com/  
    Summary  
    The agenda contracted by Obama in mid-2008 was to kill the USDollar, to wreck the USEconomy, and to install martial law with a lit race war. Mission Accomplished.

    The systemic failure discussed for seven years in Jackass analysis has finally come to the fore in ugly glory. The upcoming Currency Reset will knock the nation on its keister.

    When the QE goes away with the Great Reset, Gold & Silver will be released like wild rampaging horses.
    Gold & Silver will be at the core of the new monetary system.

    Following the Global Currency Reset, better named the Return of the Gold Trade Standard, precious metals will prevail once again.

    by Jim Willie, GoldenJackass.com:
    Friday was May Day, the international day of workers celebrated by most communist and deeply socialist nations. To be sure, Obama should come out of the closet with admission of not only his Muslim roots but his Marxist roots. By now, he could have easily promoted the holiday and had it moved from its longstanding September location to the May month. In honor of the holiday, the Jackass will outline the profound damage to the USEconomy, its recent destructive pressures, and the newest dynamics which assure a systemic breakdown.


    The outcome is being seen in widespread job loss, business shutdowns, a new war waged each year, and civil disorder prompted by a strange phenomenon hardly ever discussed. The US police forces have been given carte blanche to conduct an extremely wide raft of criminal activity ranging from simple roadside mugging robberies, to commercial hijacks, to orchestrated public explosion events, to home invasions without warrants, to killing criminal suspects during raids, to abuse of suspects in custody, and recently in the open killing suspects in custody.A detail came to the fore recently, that the US Police Forces killed more of its own civilians in the year 2014 than the United Kingdom did in the entire 20th Century. 
    ….
    CONCLUSION
    Time is running out on both the USEconomy and the US nation. Its very social fabric is finally being stretched and torn, as the Jackass forecast for the last three years. The triple threat will be price inflation, supply shortage, and social disorder. It is happening before your very eyes, no surprise here from Ferguson to Baltimore. The USDollar is soon to fade into oblivion. Its rise signals its demise. The hidden dismantle of the Petro-Dollar mechanism has been full of intrigue. The Gold Standard will return, but through the trade window.

    The many crucial new Gold platforms are being assembled, one by one.
    The most recent platform in view is the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which will render obsolete both the Intl Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Actually, the IMF will be useful for China to seed the global banking system with a few types of RMB-based bonds. These Chinese Yuan denominated bonds will have a few flavors, like in addition to the Chinese Govt Bonds, there might be some other sovereign bonds (like UKGovt bonds) held in RMB denomination. The Chinese took control of the IMF, not just to shut it down, but to exploit it. They have an agenda.


    As the global banks place more RMB bonds in their reserves shelves, they will find the USTreasurys of no use. They will be converted conveniently to Gold bullion during the restoration phase.
    The Chinese hand moving the IMF part is a brilliant stroke, like an answer to the Monsanto GMO seeds. China will seed the global financial system with RMB seeds with the only genetic modification being of a golden strain and hue.


    The solution to the untreated Global Financial Crisis is the gold device. The Eurasian Trade Zone will be built upon the gold route. Next soon comes the heralded Gold Trade Note used as Letter of Credit in facilitated trade.

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May 4, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Rob Kirby on Grexit, Evidence of Collapse, USD Being Shunned, More …

  • Published on Apr 22, 2015
    April 20, 2015 / ROB KIRBY INTERVIEW 

    · Greece Exit from EU?
    · Evidence of ongoing collapse
    · US dollar being dumped globally
    · Dangerous times ahead as System cracks and breaks Paper vs. Physical Gold and Silver markets Oil Market another rigged game

    http://www.kirbyanalytics.com/

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April 23, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rob Kirby on Grexit, Evidence of Collapse, USD Being Shunned, More …

Ex. Congressman Ron Paul’s Warning to Americans about the Coming Currency Crisis!

April 21, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Richard Russell: Big Money Is Preparing For A Devastating Worldwide Collapse!

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  • Richard Russell – Big Money Is Preparing For A Devastating Worldwide Collapse!
    by http://www.kingworldnews.com  
    As people continue to digest breaking news out of Greece and around the world, the Godfather of newsletter writers, 90-year-old Richard Russell, warned that big money is preparing for a devastating worldwide collapse.  He also discusses what this will mean for major markets.

    Richard Russell:
     “The most important lesson in investing is never to sustain a big loss. With this in mind, I have and still do advise my subscribers to be out of all common stocks except for gold shares, and to be positioned in silver and gold bullion, holding the actual metals in a safe place. I also like the Central fund of Canada, CEF, which holds actual silver and gold in what I consider a safe place — Canada. 

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    Big Money Is Preparing For A Devastating Worldwide Collapse
    Speaking of panic, the auction prices for outstanding art and jewelry are up and off the charts. I just reviewed prices from Sotheby’s and Christie’s and items selling for over $100 million are not uncommon. Big money is paying close to this much for portable tangibles. Along with auction prices, amounts paid for select New York real estate are almost incomprehensible.


    I ask myself why billionaires are willing to pay seemingly insane prices for outstanding tangibles such as Picassos and classic cars. They are preparing for the collapse of currencies and the days when rare tangible items will be a form of money. 

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April 15, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Richard Russell: Big Money Is Preparing For A Devastating Worldwide Collapse!

Jeff Nielson: There is No Horror That Cannot Occur Once Economic Order Collapses!

  • Published on Apr 10, 2015
    by http://www.sgtreport.com/
    “There is no horror that cannot occur in human society, once economic order collapses,” so says Jeff Nielson from Bullion Bulls Canada.com. As the world prepares for economic life after the Dollar, Jeff and I examine the quantifiable data that proves Americans are living on borrowed time. There is absolutely no way the US Dollar can survive the mounting tsunami of debt accumulated by government spending that has been out of control for decades. As the world prepares for the day of reckoning, most Americans are blissfully unaware of what’s coming. Join us as we examine the REALITY of the global economic situation, as we document the collapse for April, 2015.


    Jeff’s site:
    http://www.bullionbullscanada.com/

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April 11, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jeff Nielson: There is No Horror That Cannot Occur Once Economic Order Collapses!

Jim Willie: Global Paradigm Shift Toward Eastern Power Centers!

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  • Jim Willie: Global Paradigm Shift Toward Eastern Power Centers!
    by http://goldenjackass.com/main5.html  
    INTERVIEW WITH RICK WILES ON TRU-NEWS  
    April 8th: topics covered the personal psychological obstacles on accepting systemic breakdown, progress on the Global Paradigm Shift toward Eastern power centers, rise and replacement for the USDollar as floating gaseous corpse, financial insolvency of major Western banks, the ruse of bank bail-ins and real Cyprus story, the pension fund wreckage, the parade of nations behind the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank with consequences, the BRICS Parliament and SCO counter balance force to NATO, the new Chinese alternative banking transaction system to compete with SWIFT, the real activity of Russian President Putin during those ten days last month, the upcoming new military bases in Nicaragua and Cuba.

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April 10, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

James Turk: We’re Going to Step On a Mine Before End of 2015!

  • James Turk: We’re Going to Step On a Mine Before End of 2015! 
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
    Renowned Precious metals expert James Turk thinks this fall is going to be trouble for the U.S. dollar.  Turk explains, “I think that is the time frame we should be looking for, and there are a couple of reasons for this.  Every five years, the International Monetary Fund recalculates the “Special Drawing Rights,” the SDR. . . The Chinese have been quite clear over the last five years that they want to be included in the SDR when the next rewriting comes, and the next recalculation is scheduled for September and October.  So, it’s quite possible that China doesn’t come away with what it thinks it deserves . . . it may move further away from western institutions and create other Asian institutions like the AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) and bring this to fruition much quicker than would be the case.  So, I would agree the September, October, November time frame is going to be critically important this year.  If the wrong moves are made by the U.S. government, I think the dollar could fall substantially. . . . I think we are going to step on a mine before the end of this year.”

    Turk goes on to say, “Remember that the dollar has only risen because people around the world perceive it as the best option of a lot of poor choices.  In other words, people are moving out of the euro, and moving out of other weak currencies, in an emotional kneejerk reaction into the dollar.  They are not moving into the dollar because of any fundamental strengths.  The problems of the U.S. are still quite severe, particularly the debt problem and government spending out of control.  Things tend to rise and things tend to fall, and I wouldn’t be surprised to get a big drop in the dollar before the end of the year.”

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April 9, 2015 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bill Holter: Global Black Hole of Derivatives! Fed Rate Rise Would Smoke Derivatives!

  • Fed Rate Rise Would Smoke Derivatives!
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
    Financial writer Bill Holter says don’t expect the economy to get better anytime soon.  Holter says, “We’re probably in recession again . . . the economy has been quite weak.  It looks to me we could be breaking down in the stock market.  This is going to be a really critical week.”


    On the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, Holter contends, “From a credibility standpoint, the Fed has to raise rates.  In a real world, I don’t think they can raise rates.  If they raise rates, my guess within two weeks you will see all the markets close.  A rate rise, even a quarter of a point in Fed Funds, would smoke derivatives.  You would see a chain reaction, and we would probably see a chain reaction even before they raise rates.”

    Holter contends the banking system is interconnected and very weak and explains his point by saying, “Look at what happened when the Swiss dropped their peg to the euro.  That basically has tanked the Austrian banking system.  The Austrian banking system is on the verge of collapse because they lent in Swiss Francs.  The strength in the Swiss Franc makes those loans much more difficult to pay back.  That’s thrown the entire (Austrian) banking system out of kilter.  If you do that with the dollar and you raise rates, and the dollar gets strong or spikes up 5% or 10% overnight, what’s that going to do to banks all over the world?  That’s going to create a smoking black hole of derivatives.”

    On the possibility banks bailing themselves out with depositor money, or so-called bank bail-ins, Holter predicts, “I think it’s highly likely.  Once this goes, it’s going to go really quickly.  I’ve said this before, this will go completely around the world within 48 hours.  Would they bail-in the banks within 48 hours?  Probably not, but our banks would not be open, and we would probably have a banking holiday.  That means your credit card, ATM or nothing works.”

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April 7, 2015 Posted by | Economics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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