27
Jul
2017

Gold A Good Store Of Value – Protect From $217 Trillion Global Debt Bubble

– ‘Mother of all debt bubbles’ keeps gold in focus – Global debt alert: At all time high of astronomical $217 T – India imports “phenomenal” 525 tons in first half of 2017 – Record investment demand – ETPs record $245B in H1, 17 – Investors, savers should diversify into “safe haven” gold – Gold good ‘store of […]

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26
Jul
2017

Why Surging UK Household Debt Will Cause The Next Crisis

– Easy credit offered by UK banks is endangering “everyone else in the economy” – UK banks are “dicing with the spiral of complacency” again – Bank of England official believes household debt is good in moderation – Household debt now equals 135% of household income – Now costs half of average income to raise […]

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25
Jul
2017

Gold Seasonal Sweet Spot – August and September – Coming

– Gold seasonal sweet spot – August and September – is coming – Gold’s performance by month from 1979 to 2016 – must see table – August sees average return of 1.4% and September of 2.5% – September is best month to own gold, followed by January, November & August  by Palisade Research Looking back at […]

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24
Jul
2017

Commercial Property Market In Dublin Is Inflated and May Burst Again

Commercial Property Market Is Inflated and May Burst Again by David McWilliams Dublin property investors had better hope that Brexit happens soon. They should also hope that it’s not just a ‘hard’ Brexit, but a granite Brexit — a Brexit that’s as hard as possible. They should be betting on the buffoonery of Boris Johnson, […]

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21
Jul
2017

Gold Hedges Against Currency Devaluation and Cost Of Fuel, Food, Beer and Housing

– Gold hedge against currency devaluation – cost of fuel, food, housing – True inflation figures reflect impact on household spending – Household items climbed by average 964% – Pint of beer sees biggest increase in basket of goods – rise of 2464% – Bread rises 836%, butter by 1023% and fuel (diesel) up by 1375% […]

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20
Jul
2017

Millennials Can Punt On Bitcoin, Own Gold and Silver For Long Term

– Bitcoin volatility shows not currency or safe haven but speculation – Volatility still very high in bitcoin and crypto currencies (see charts) – Bitcoin fell 25% over weekend; Recent high of $3,000 fell to below $1,900 – Bitcoin least volatile of cryptos, around 75% annualised volatility – Gold much more stable at just 10% annualised […]

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19
Jul
2017

“Time To Position In Gold Is Right Now” says Jim Rickards

– “Time to position in gold is right now” – James Rickards – Fed has hit the ‘pause’ button; No more rate hikes for foreseeable future – Fed’s theories “bear no relation to reality” and has “blundered by raising rates” – Growth is weak, inflation is weak, retail sales and real incomes are weak – Tight money, […]

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18
Jul
2017

Bloomberg Silver Price Survey – Median 12 Month Forecast Of $20

– Bloomberg silver price survey – Large majority bullish on silver – Silver median “12 month-forecast” of $20 – Precious metal analysts see silver “24 percent rally from current levels” – Investors are pouring money into silver ETFs – Speculative funds bearish even as ETF assets rise to record – Spec funds being bearish is bullish as […]

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17
Jul
2017

“Bigger Systemic Risk” Now Than 2008 – Bank of England

– Bank of England warn that “bigger systemic risk” now than in 2008 – BOE, Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) concerns re financial system – Banks accused of “balance sheet trickery” -undermining spirit of post-08 rules – EU & UK corporate bond markets may be bigger source of instability than ’08 – Credit card debt and car loan surge […]

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14
Jul
2017

“Financial Crisis” Coming By End Of 2018 – Prepare Urgently

“Financial Crisis Of Historic Proportions” Is “Bearing Down On Us” John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics latest research note, Prepare for Turbulence, is excellent and a must read warning about the coming financial crisis. Mind refreshed from what sounds like a wonderful honeymoon and having had the time to read some books outside his “comfort zone” he has come to the conclusion […]

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