Archives for June, 2013

How to Protect Your Cash in Times of Crisis

By Dennis Miller The large depositors at Cypriot banks are shouldering a heavy burden. You’ll recall what happened back in March when the Eurozone financial wizards forced average citizens to participate in what was called a “bail-in.” It seems downright unfair for depositors with more than 100,000 euros to suffer a levy on up to […]

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Don’t Dismiss the Possibility of Gold Confiscation

By Jeff Thomas, International Man If you hold precious metals in your portfolio, there is a good chance you fear hyperinflation and the crash of fiat currencies. You probably distrust governments in general and believe they are self-serving and have no interest in your economic well-being. It is likely that your holdings in gold are […]

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Seller’s Remorse

By Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst I know an investor who is feeling some regret. He’s come to the sinking conclusion that he may have made a mistake selling his gold stocks. He recognizes now that he reacted emotionally to the crash, panicking at the plummet and dumping everything regardless of quality. He’s kicking […]

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Deus Ex Machina

By Grant Williams The tiny island of Salamis in Greece was the birthplace, in 480 BC, of one of the three great tragedians of the Classical Athenian era. Aeschylus and Sophocles were the other two, but the third member of that legendary triumvirate was not only the author of some 92 plays but also the […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: Central Bankers Gone Wild

By John Mauldin When Jonathan Tepper and I wrote Endgame some two years ago, the focus was on Europe, but we clearly detailed how Japan would be the true source of global volatility and instability in just a few years. “A Bug in Search of a Windshield” was the title of the chapter on Japan. […]

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Central Banks Loading Up on Gold

Central Banks Loading Up on Gold By Hard Assets Alliance Team   Central banks have been aggressively purchasing gold since the start of the global economic downturn. In fact, the amount of gold added to central bank reserves in 2012 was the most since 1964. This trend is even more impressive considering that China has […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: The Mother of All Painted-In Corners

By John Mauldin Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Alice in […]

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