Thursday, 31 January 2013

A Visual History of Gold - The King Of Metals

Another great image has been released by Visual Capitalist and was recently posted on Zero Hedge. If you want to learn the quick and dirty of gold's history than this info graphic is great for you. It is also an amazing image to share with friends and family when trying to explain gold's deep, rich history.

"With Gold inching back up towards the $1700 mark once again following yet another central bank's promise to flush the world with fiat currency, we thought some reflection on the history of Gold was useful. From its rareness and malleability to its multi-millenial nature as a store of wealth, Visual Capitalist's infographic takes us from the Egyptians to the Chinese and on through the US Gold Rush to the current 'vaults' of gold being questioned currently."

Click the image for the full size huge image

- Source, Zero Hedge and Visual Capitalist:

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

John Embry - I Have No Problem with Silver Priced in the Hundreds and Hundreds

“It’s wild. One of the days late last week the number of outstanding silver contracts went up over 4,000 contracts. That’s a huge number, and it’s challenging the highs from when the silver price was $3 or $4 higher a month or two ago.

So the fact that there is no liquidation to speak of, somebody is standing in and taking on the powers that be because I think they realize what a strong hand they have (against the manipulators). The silver market is grotesquely undervalued and there are mounting shortages that are being documented all over the place.

I just see a supply/demand picture which is amazingly bullish, and when you superimpose that on existing short positions and the fact that the silver price has been held back so much, when this gets loose and runs I think people will be shocked at how fast it goes and how far it ultimately goes. I will reiterate, I have no problem with silver (priced) in the hundreds and hundreds of dollars.”

- John Embry via a recent King World News interview, read the full interview here:

Friday, 25 January 2013

The West Went Over the Cliff Years Ago

"The West went over the spending cliff decades ago. An economic and financial “Blue Screen of Death” lies in waiting. The only question is what triggers it and the timing. Attempting to answer those two questions is trying to figure out what an improperly programmed computer could do given the wrong set of keystrokes. It is an impossible task.

So what investors need to do is focus on the appropriate asset allocation for the present and what opportunities will arise on the other side of this mess. Is this negative? No. It is just the facts. Most people try very hard to ignore and shun the reality that surrounds them. Those who want a fighting chance at surviving and prospering through the coming maelstrom must focus on the real assets that we and others have been highlighting for consideration, gold and silver in particular.”

Robert Fitzwilson via a recent King World News interview, read the full interview here:

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Seeing is Believing - Visualizing Silver As an Investment

"Silver is like gold in many ways; both are precious metals with long histories as currencies. They are malleable, lustrous, ductile, resilient, and rare. However, as Visual Capitalist illustrates in this spectacular info graphic  silver investors should be aware of the three main differences between silver and gold. From silver's relative volatility and correlation to industrial demand, track record, diversification benefits, and the three ways to get exposure to silver, this colossal image provides everything you need to know in one place."

Click image for massive (legible version).

- Source, Zero Hedge and Visual Capitalist:

Thursday, 17 January 2013

The Financially Collapsing World Of Debt‏ Will be Saved by Gold

"I have been outlining this evolution to you for more than a decade. This article touches on it, but does not outline it. This article smells it but does not yet fully appreciate it. This process is behind the ascendancy of the euro despite every bear argument to the settlement currency of choice.
This is happening in the marketplace, and not behind closed doors in smoke filled rooms. Yes, there are closed doors involved in it, but they are free market proponents. I know more about this than even the people who have already adopted a name for it.

Gold is going to and beyond $3500 based entirely on this initiative certain to become completed as a reality. It is already happening right in front of your eyes, but the world is still blind to it.

  • This is why gold will rise to $3500 and beyond, but never do a 1980 fall again.
  • This is why silver is a great trading vehicle, but not a great long term holding.
  • This is why I have invested $32,000,000 in my own approach towards gold.
  • This is why I sold ALL of my personal material treasures to make this investment when only I would do it.
  • This is why I took on large debt to accomplish my plan.
  • This was the basis for my career interview by Forbes in Dec 2000.

No government fund, no gold bank, and no long cycle analyst can stop the progression of gold. The capitalization of the forces behind gold will overcome all these other bearish considerations. I say this because I know this, not because I think this.

I knew gold's first most important number was $1650 11 years ahead of time. I did not think it. I am telling you now because I know it that gold will go to and beyond $3500. It will be gold that saves a financially collapsing world of debt."

- Source: Recent post by the legendary Jim Sinclair of JSMineset:

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

The Keiser Report - Deadly Deflation

"Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the butch welfare Queens in Virginia, Maryland and DC who rely on the 'untouchable' Pentagon budget. They also discuss the US deploying both its FMDs, "financial extortion", "monetisation" and "devaluation" -- to finance its debt and deficit requirements and its troops to 35 African nations. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Dan Collins of about the petro yuan, China's gold and the problem with the fact that nobody in Africa wants to buy America's opium credit default swaps."

- Source, Keiser Report:

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Ben Davies - Gold is Set Up for a Vertical Price Explosion

“Looking at the 10 parameters we focus on, I would say the likelihood of a descent to the downside is probably quite limited now based on those parameters. In fact, I feel completely the other way, I think people are giving up.

But I would go so far as to say that I’m very disappointed the market hasn’t behaved better. I’ve been trying to rationalize to myself, has anything changed? In fact, if anything I think the prospects for gold have improved. And the more gold stays at this price (consolidating), it actually sets up for that last sort of epic move in the market which starts to go really exponential.

The more sideways action you have, it normally leads to a higher vertical action. I fundamentally believe that will still come to pass.”

- Ben Davies via a recent King World News interview, read the full interview here:

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Why Are You Powerless Against The Government?

"Have you ever felt powerless? That no matter what you do it just won't make ANY difference. You cast your vote for people to represent your best wishes but are repeatedly let down. What can you possibly do?

This is a great video from Larken Rose that clarifies the problem that we face today in our economy. It is a situation that is just too weird for 99.99% of the people to adequately explain.

No commentary is needed."

- Via Lance Roberts of Street Talk Live:

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

This Will End With a New Currency

"Nobody can foresee the specifics as to how this plays out. What we do know is that it will end with a new currency. Investors should not be trading these markets. Allocations should be taken that reflect the historical record and common sense. Gold and silver are historical wealth preservers. Companies solving energy, water and food issues in our future are also prime areas for consideration.”

- Robert Fitzwilson via a recent King World News interview, read the full interview here: