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A Few Facts About Gold That Nay-Sayers Conveniently Ignore

By Phoenix Capital Research We continue to see articles by so called “experts” trashing Gold and Silver as investments. Gold is everything from a “Pet Rock” to a “Dumb Investment” or “Barbarous Relic.” Do these people even bother doing research? Or are they just stock shills? First and foremost, you cannot compare Gold’s performance relative to … Continue reading

16 Events That Have Put Venezuela On The Brink Of Collapse

By Pedro García Otero, PanAm Post Following the publication of Sabrina Martin’s article in Panampost, “Looting on the Rise as Venezuela Runs Out of Food, Electricity,” several readers have been asking how Venezuela — a country that in the 60s and 70s was regarded as a future Australia — got so bad. Hundreds of reasons help to answer this question, especially in … Continue reading

The Calm Before The Coming Global Storm

By Pepe Escobar Major turbulence seems to be the name of the game in 2016. Yet the current turbulence may be interpreted as the calm before the next, devastating geopolitical/financial storm. Let’s review the current state of play via the dilemmas afflicting the House of Saud, the EU and BRICS members Russia, Brazil and China.   … Continue reading

Taking The Petro Out Of The Dollar

By Alasdair Macleod Saudi Arabia has been in the news recently for several interconnected reasons. Underlying it all is a spendthrift country that is rapidly becoming insolvent. While the House of Saud remains strongly resistant to change, a mixture of reality and power-play is likely to dominate domestic politics in the coming years, following the ascendancy … Continue reading

Copper Proves A Rocky Road For Zambia

By John Filitz The town of Luanshya, situated on Zambia’s copperbelt, serves as a bellwether for the country’s economy. However, political developments in Zambia are causing significant uncertainties in the copper industry. With a sustained annual GDP growth rate above 6%, driven primarily by copper, the past decade has been tumultuous for Luanshya. Founded as … Continue reading

A Gold Revaluation Could Transform Your Financial Status — Overnight

By David Smith, Money Metals Exchange As we move through 2016, the Horsemen of the geopolitical, economic, and social apocalypse are on the march. China burns through its currency reserves as billions in yuan flee the mainland for safe harbor. Japan prints mountains of yen debt in an effort to create inflation – and thereby … Continue reading

Are U.S. Exchange Controls Imminent?

By Egon Von Greyerz, Goldbroker.com I have for quite some time warned investors to get out of the banking system. We believe that it is now becoming more urgent than ever. Bank stocks in Europe and the US are falling fast. The market is clearly sensing that things are looking extremely precarious in most financial institutions. … Continue reading

What Nigeria Could Tell Us About China’s ‘Dollar’ Instability

By Jeffrey P. Snider, Alhambra Investment Partners On April 12, Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, was in Beijing to negotiate Chinese aid for his ailing country. At home, the government faces an enormous budget deficit largely on the price of oil. The more immediate threat, however, is that Nigeria in large part due to oil prices … Continue reading

Zambia’s Currency Is Golden This Year As It Surges With Precious Metals

Zambia’s currency has performed better than 150 other currencies so far this year, and is expected to rise further as metal prices continue to rise. The Zambian kwacha suffered the world’s third-worst performance in 2015 falling 42 percent against the dollar, but has recovered to become this year’s best performer. A report from ETM Analytics, obtained by Bloomberg, shows that Zambia’s … Continue reading

Japan Desperately Needs A Stronger Dollar, China Desperately Wants A Weaker Dollar: The Fed Can’t Please Both

By Charles Hugh Smith The FX market is about to blow up in the Fed’s face, and there’s nothing they can do about it. Foreign exchange (FX) is a zero-sum game: if one currency weakens, another must strengthen. Since the value of a currency is relative to other currencies, all currencies can’t weaken together: at least … Continue reading

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