August 21, 2015: The Total Eclipse…

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Gold Coins Have Been South Africa’s Best Investment For 50 Years
In the 50 years since the first Krugerrand was minted in South Africa, the gold coins have turned out to be one of the best investments in the country… (Continue to full article)

Share Prices Are At Unprecedented Levels, This Is Not A Time To Add Risk
We do not believe this is an appropriate time to add to risk. Share prices have in many cases risen to unprecedented levels at a time when economic growth is by no means assured. Geopolitical problems remain widespread and are proving increasingly difficult to resolve.” – Lord Jacob Rothschild (Continue to full article)

‘There Is No Cure for this Disease…’
In 1934, through the Gold Reserve Act, President Roosevelt devalued the dollar from $20.67 dollars per ounce, to $35 dollars per ounce. The devaluation was excessive, meaning that at $35 dollars per ounce, the world considered that it would rather own American dollars – as undervalued – rather than gold; for this reason, and because of fears regarding… (Continue to full article)

Debt, Dollars, DOW, War, Silver, and Shirts
Yes, they are connected. Dollars are created as debt. More dollars in circulation = more debt. More debt means consumption is “pulled forward” from the future so consumption can occur now. This usually ends badly. Commercial banks and central banks have created trillions of new dollars. Each new dollar devalues every other dollar currently in circulation,… (Continue to full article)

Investment Advice in Four Words: Have Patience, Avoid Bubbles
A relations manager for Ted Thomas reached out last week and asked: “What is your most valuable advice to people who are beginner investors so that they can get great results in the long term?” The answer form had no formatting options. Here is a detailed response, with links. Have Patience, Avoid Bubbles. The TINA theory (there is no alternative other… (Continue to full article)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Buy Precious Metals
Each year since 1987, I have always used the final two weeks of the month of August as a shopping period in a manner not unlike the “Back-to-School” kind only the wares I seek are junior precious metals stocks as opposed to school uniforms, pens, and books. It began after I had been speaking with one of the finest brokers I had ever had the opportunity… (Continue to full article)

Our Deceased Monetary Bloodstream
The history of the dollar boasts two Waterloo’s. The first one was in 1933. That year marks the default of the U.S. government on its domestic gold obligations, accompanied by the confiscation of the people’s gold by F.D. Roosevelt. He appealed to patriotism saying that in complying with his Executive Order people were saving the country from economic… Continue to full article

The Insecurity Of Social Security
According to the June 2017 snapshot from the Social Security Administration, nearly 61.5 million people were receiving a monthly benefit check, of which 68.2% were retired workers. Of these 41.9 million retirees, more than 60% count on their Social Security to be a primary source of income. Of course, that dependency ratio is directly tied to financial insolvency of the vast majority of Americans.. (Continue to full article)

When The Grid Goes Down…
Let’s just say that the unthinkable becomes the real and happening. Let’s take this article and go over it. This will be a segment in three parts, the next ones being immediate actions taken at work and at home. I’m hitting on traveling first, as there are so many vacationers jaunting around happily over the landscape. All kidding aside, traffic is congested during the summer, extending traveling time on the commutes. Let’s game the scenario, and here it is… (Continue to full article)

The Greenback – 1860 to 1880 – The United States of America
In spite of a constitutional bar to un-backed paper money which existed at the time Abraham Lincoln was forced, in 1862, to issue the first tranche of what was eventually $450,000,000 of “greenbacks” needed to finance the North’s efforts during the civil war. The greenback was a credit note. Unlike America’s extant currency it conferred no right of redemption into gold. What it did do was offer a promise that at some unspecified future date the issuer – Lincoln’s government – would honour them with conversion back into a truly gold convertible currency. Clearly this was an unfunded promise based on the outcome of the war, a fact which was not lost on the population… (Continue to full article)

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