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The Present Market in Gold And Silver Is A Ponzi Scheme

The Present Market in Gold And Silver Is A Ponzi Scheme

For investors the present marketplace for gold and silver and other precious metals, has lost any real connection to the regular forces of supply and demand. The issuance of paper gold and silver has allowed a separation from market forces. It has divorced the true monetary values from the quantities of precious metals that are […]

Germany The Bank And Linchpin Of Europe

Germany The Bank And Linchpin Of Europe

In the later part of the 19th century the German Empire was the leading power on the continent of Europe, both militarily and economically. Britain alone could challenge Imperial Germany, due to the strength of the Royal Navy and the resources that this island kingdom could bring to bear. The British Empire ruled the seas, […]

The Long Economic Turbulent Summer of 2015

The Long Economic Turbulent Summer of 2015

The world is now witnessing the limits to government manipulation of the markets and the economy at large. The meltdown in China’s Shanghai Composite Index with a single day loss on Monday of 8.5%, is the second largest in a decade. The Shenzhen lost 7% of it value as well. The fall is a direct […]

The New Growth Industry of Cybersecurity

The New Growth Industry of Cybersecurity

The war in cybersecurity continues to escalate as more companies and governments fall prey to the onslaught of an invasion of information thieves. It is a worldwide phenomena that is costing companies billions of dollars in lost revenue as hackers make off with intellectual property, as well as personal information of employees and customers. Individual […]

The Bottom Line On Iran

The Bottom Line On Iran

The debate has already begun on whether the deal struck between Iran and a number of other world powers including the United States will serve the international community well. There are short term considerations as well as the long term expected results. The discourse is about was this the best deal that could be expected,given […]

The Rise Of The Chinese Markets And Yuan Have Been Halted

The Rise Of The Chinese Markets And Yuan Have Been Halted

As China moved from one economic success to another, it looked like the triumph of having the Chinese yuan added as a reserve currency of the world was inevitable. Not only would it underline the rising strength of this economic superpower, but would signify the beginning of the end in the American dominance of international […]

The Ongoing Crisis In Europe: Will The Euro Survive?

The Ongoing Crisis In Europe: Will The Euro Survive?

In some ways the biggest problem with the European Economic Community (EEC) is the common currency known as the Euro. Although it is a global medium of exchange and presides over the largest economic zone in the world, there have been ongoing difficulties since its adoption in 1999. Only 19 out of 28 members of […]

Nonsensical Monetary Policy Is Destroying World Currencies

Nonsensical Monetary Policy Is Destroying World Currencies

On a global scale the central banks of the world, continue nonsensical monetary policies that in the end will destroy all confidence in national currencies. Interest rates have been reduced to below zero in a number of countries and the monetizing of government debt continues apace. Nations continue to spend beyond their means, with no […]

The End Of Commodity Driven Economic Growth In Latin America

The End Of Commodity Driven Economic Growth In Latin America

Economic growth and investment in Latin America has been driven for decades by the exploitation and development of natural resources which allowed the region to become a major source for commodities. The general rise in price for trade goods including food stuffs, energy and minerals was caused by the rapid industrialization of China. This development […]

A Choice For The United States In 2016

A Choice For The United States In 2016

As the Obama Administration begins to wind down, Americans begin to look to what lies ahead. The United States is at a crossroads. The political vacation in foreign policy is coming to an end, with the violence and chaos creeping ever closer to American shores. Last week alone there were acts of terrorism in France, […]