Another week goes by. Interest rates continue to go up dramatically. Markets are again jilted by fear of economic recession. Some paper assets are down over 80% and it still seems like we have much further to go. The dam is leaking and may be approaching a breaking point.
Most of the people who read this weekly blog don’t trust the banking system. Some of you out there may not even want to keep any of your money in the bank. I don’t blame you. We need to have some of our funds at the bank for living expenses and emergency money.
Many reasons are given for wealth preservation through physical gold. We have talked at length about inflation, government debt, and a bubble in stock and bond markets. The mother of all bubbles has now been inflated to obscene levels because of abnormally low interest rates for an extended period, even negative rates in some instances, […]
We have talked about the debt here in America many times. Do you know the last US President to decrease the national debt while in office? Calvin Coolidge was the last President to decrease the national debt while in office in 1929. President Reagan took office in the early 80s and the national debt stood […]
The Fed has controlled the money since 1971. In 1971 the US dollar was taken completely off the gold standard and became complete fiat. Alan Greenspan came to the rescue in 1987 as the 13th Fed chairperson. As everyone knows by now, we have to say chairperson, not chairman. When a female Fed chair is […]
Since the consumer price index was first used in 1919 as a key measure of inflation, it has been modified at least 18 times. Many argue that the goods measured are not representative of the true increase in living costs. Recently President Joe Biden announced that inflation dropped to zero percent despite double-digit annual increases […]
Executive Order 14067 was signed on March 9, 2022. It was the 83rd executive order signed by President Joe Biden since he was in office. The total number of executive orders signed by President Biden far easily exceeds the total by Trump, Obama, or Bush. Executive Order 14067 is officially titled Ensuring Responsible Development of […]
Once a client understands that our financial system and our currency are rigged. Everything from currency to stocks to bonds and even real estate is artificially manipulated through corporate subsidies, intervention, bailouts, and interest rates. True diversification requires a position in physical gold and/or silver. There are many dealers selling gold out there. So how […]
Money can be any item or confirmable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods. Money is also used for the payment of services and the repayment of debt such as taxes. Money is supposed to be a medium of exchange, a unit of account, a store of value, and sometimes a standard of […]
From 1879 to 1933 the United States was on a gold standard. There were two forms of money at the time. Paper bills were convertible into gold, and gold was easily converted back to paper bills by the bank. A person could have a $20 bill in their pocket as well as a $20 gold […]