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Debt Bubble: We're in a Dangerous New Phase – Here's Why

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Largarde, said Friday the world economy is entering a “dangerous new phase.” Lagarde is referring to a debt bubble, the likes of which the planet has never seen before, and the possibility that it could all unravel at any moment. Uncertainty over the debt crisis in Europe is what caused the Dow to crash more than 300 points at the end of last week. What is Lagarde going to do about the debt problem? Words: 1752

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Look! Gold's Performance is NOT Related to the U.S. Dollar

Investors of all stripes must now be aware both of the bull market in gold/silver and the bear market in the U.S. dollar. Despite all of the rhetoric, however, it seems that little is actually understood about how these two phenomena are actually connected. Ultimately, this connection (or lack thereof) has serious implications for both markets. [Let's examine the situation more closely.] Words: 778

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Relax! Defaulting on Debt Is Not an "End of the World" Scenario

While there can be little doubt that a default on the U.S. debt would lead to a financial crisis and would likely permanently reduce the role of the U.S. financial industry in world markets, it is also likely the case that the United States would rebound and possible rebound quickly from a default. [It most certainly is not] an end of the world scenario. [Let me explain.] Words: 478

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Why Gold is Back in Vogue

Gold is back in vogue. After spending much of the past three decades in the doldrums, gold is stirring and is generating great interest. Investors can be persuaded to buy equities, property and bonds without much convincing... [but] gold is different. They need to be convinced as to why they should own a precious metal that has little apparent utility. [Below we] will explain why owning gold is not only a prudent and intelligent idea, but that it is imperative to protect oneself through the most extreme uncertainty we have faced for generations. Words: 2101

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Here's the Best Way to Protect Against both Inflation AND Deflation

There are very compelling arguments for both inflation and deflation. The answer will eventually depend on decisions made in Washington and how people react to those decisions. For now, let’s stop fooling ourselves and admit that we don’t know. It is a problem that has to be dealt with and there is no easy medicine. Either path will be painful, but that’s what we get for our two and a half decade debt binge. Words: 1142

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