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The US Dollar as World Reserve Currency Will Eventually End

Holding world reserve currency (WRC) status refers to a currency’s dominant role in the global financial system. The key aspects of what it means to be a world reserve currency include many characteristics. A world reserve currency is widely used for international trade and financial transactions, even between countries that don’t use it as their […]

Reasons to Hedge Your Bets in Physical Gold versus Silver

When someone says I’m hedging my bets in my investment portfolio, they are referring to a risk management strategy in investing. The investor is spreading their investments across different asset classes, sectors, or financial instruments to reduce overall risk. They are taking steps to protect their portfolio against potential losses or market downturns. The investor […]

The Absolute Best Way to Own Gold Today

Gold ownership, in the context of investing, refers to holding physical gold or financial instruments that represent a claim on gold. Investors may own gold for various reasons, such as diversifying their portfolio, hedging against inflation, or seeking a safe haven during times of economic and geopolitical uncertainty. These reasons are glaringly obvious in today’s […]

The United States is in the Last Stage of Empire

The Seven Stages of Empire theory, also known as the Life Cycle of Empires is attributed to Sir John Glubb, a British soldier, scholar, and author. In his 1976 book The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival, Glubb analyzed the life cycle of empires and proposed that they tend to go through seven distinct […]

Lost Purchasing Power for Our Paper Dollar

The US dollar became a pure fiat currency in 1971. Before that, the dollar was backed by gold under the Bretton Woods system established after World War II. In 1944 the Bretton Woods Agreement established the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency, backed by and pegged to gold at $35 per ounce. Other currencies […]

The Federal Government Borrows Its Own Money and Pays Interest

I asked Claude AI recently that exact question. Why would the federal government borrow its own money and pay interest? The federal government borrows money by issuing Treasury securities, even though it has the power to create money. The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, is responsible for managing the money supply […]

The Price of Silver Has Fluctuated Over the Past 50 Years

The modern era of silver futures trading began in the 1970s. In 1973, COMEX introduced a standardized silver futures contract, which helped to increase liquidity and market participation. The contract specifications, such as the contract size and delivery terms, made it easier for investors to trade silver. Futures contracts allow investors, producers, and consumers to […]

Do You Know What an Absolute Mess Our Financial System Is?

Do you know exactly how weak and risky our entire financial system is and what that means to your savings? You would be amazed at how many people have no idea. Maybe that is why gold makes up about 1% of all financial assets as crazy as that fact may be. But that is where […]

Our Federal Reserve Note Loses Purchasing Power Over Time

The United States transitioned to a central banking system with the creation of the Federal Reserve System in 1913. The Panic of 1907, a severe financial crisis, highlighted the need for a more stable banking system and a lender of last resort. The Federal Reserve Act was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on […]

The Benefits of Owning Physical Gold According to Claude AI

Claude AI is an AI assistant created by Anthropic, PBC to be helpful, harmless, and honest. Claude AI is a large language model trained to engage in open-ended conversation on a wide range of subjects. Claude has a broad knowledge spanning science, history, current events, arts and culture, and many other domains. Claude AI can […]

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