Saturday , 11 July 2020


Economy

Be Careful! Owning Gold Bullion is a Revocable Privilege in the U.S. – Not a Basic Right! (+4K Views)

The laws of gold confiscation are very clear in the U.S.: During any time of national crisis, it becomes illegal to buy, sell, or “hoard” gold bullion in any form. It is delineated under an Executive Order and can be re-administered as quickly as the assets in your checking account can be frozen. The penalties for violation are 10 years in prison, $10,000 fine, or both. Words: 821

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The Developing Disaster Facing the U.S. Dollar & the World (+11K Views)

When the supply of something is increased sharply relative to demand, the value of that commodity will decline. If the supply continues to increase rapidly and indefinitely, then that item will become worth less and less, with the potential to finally become nearly worthless. This is the Developing Disaster facing the US Dollar and the world. This is the factor that could become the single most important criterion in investment allocation decisions and possibly even for individual financial survival.

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Are You A “Social Democrat”? Here’s What The Term REALLY Means (+2K Views)

There are many different types of economies - communism, socialism, capitalism and democratic socialism. We tend to use the terms concretely, which necessarily introduces inaccuracies and, as such, they serve as excuses not to think and to hold economic beliefs that discourage explorations of the mismatch between theory and practice. Do you know exactly how they differ? Read on.

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These 13 Market-based Indicators Are Looking Good!

I'm a big fan of market-based indicators which can be viewed in real-time and reflect how "the market" interprets all the information currently available as opposed to traditional economic indicators (e.g., payroll employment, GDP, CPI) that come out with a lag, are subject to revisions, and are based on assumptions that do not necessarily reflect the reality on the ground. This article presents 12 charts that show the status of the market-based indicators that I believe merit ongoing scrutiny.

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Your House: A Home, An Investment or a Ponzi Scheme? (+3K Views)

In the past few decades, the concept of home ownership has been completely turned on its head. Previously, homes were considered a very long-term consumption good...[No one] ever considered tripling the value of their homes by retirement time and selling them to move beachside yet, somehow along the way, this became a reasonable investment expectation. Even today, home buyers still make their purchases with the hopes of escalating prices. [It begs answers to these questions: Is a house just a home? Should a house be expected to behave like an investment? Is the housing game nothing more than a Ponzi scheme where the end buyer before the market corrects becomes the "greater fool"? Let's try and answer those questions.] Words: 935

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