A central bank is an institution that manages a state’s currency, money supply, and interest rates. Central banks also oversee the commercial banking system of their respective countries. Essentially, a central bank is a bank that provides financial and banking services for a country’s government and commercial banking system.
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Money backed by gold refers to a monetary system where a country’s currency or paper money has its value linked to gold. For many years in the late 19th and early 20th century, many major economies had currencies that were fully or partially backed by gold. This was known as the gold standard. In a […]
Algorithms play a significant role in the modern financial world. The integration of technology and advanced mathematical models has transformed the way financial markets operate and how financial institutions make decisions. Algorithms are used to execute large numbers of orders at extremely high speeds. These algorithms analyze market conditions and execute trades in milliseconds, taking […]
Markets often exhibit cyclical patterns, and these cycles can occur in various financial markets, including stock markets, real estate markets, and commodity markets. Interest rate cycles and business cycles are also very common based on monetary policy. Market cycles are driven by a combination of economic, psychological, and structural factors. A case can be made […]
Let’s look at the cold hard facts when it comes to debt. Well, at least what we can see because we have no idea how many trillions are lost, stolen, or hidden. The US national debt in 2000 was $5.6 trillion. Today the US national debt is $32.7 trillion. Debt per taxpayer in 2000 was […]
The Fed was formed in 1913 The Federal Reserve System, often referred to as the Fed, was indeed established in 1913. It is the central banking system of the United States and plays a crucial role in the country’s monetary and financial stability. The Fed was created in response to a series of financial panics […]
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 […]
In 1999 we saw the Dot Com Bubble. In 2008 the Subprime Mortgage Bubble imploded. Neither financial circus was fixed. The can was just kicked down the road. Today we are seeing the beginning of the Everything Bubble implosion. Bonds have lost over $2 trillion in value this year. 50% of Nasdaq stocks are down […]
It is our contention at Midas Gold Group that we have an insurmountable amount of debt out there, much of it that no one truly understands, that will eventually implode and derail our financial system. The US dollar that we have, which is based on debt and fiat, is already under attack at the gas […]
Paper assets are those assets that are simply owed on paper. This includes such assets as stocks, bonds, ETFs annuities, mutual funds, and cash. Physical gold is the most practical and private way for most investors to diversify their assets away from paper.