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Bears Winning in the Gold Markets

November 25th, 2015 By James Corbett

Barring some very unexpected events, it looks virtually certain that there is going to be some economic pain in the forecast for anyone looking to sell their gold in the near future...

Gold is down 10% year-to-date and although it hasn't been a straight decline, there's no question in which direction it is trending. In fact, the prospects are so bad for gold prices in the short term that the only thing the bears are arguing about these days is what is the biggest reason that gold is going to continue to drop.

    Some point to the upcoming Fed rate hike and the downward pressure it's going to exert on the gold price. Others point to the general deflationary spiral in commodities across the board and say gold will be dragged down with it. And even though mining exploration budgets are being slashed right now, Erik Norland of CME Group argues that mine oversupply is still baked into the cake for at least another 5 years.

    Of course, whether or not this is bad news all depends on your investment horizon. If you have a nest egg in gold that you want to convert into dollars in the near term, you will be feeling the pain of the fall back from the 2009 peak price. But if you are hanging on to your gold for the longer term there are still many reasons to think that the investment will be worth it.

    Firstly, this is a buyer's market, an...

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How Governments Terrorize the Public

November 21st, 2015
By James Corbett

The strategy is remarkably simple. Provoke an attack, stage an attack, allow an attack to happen or simply capitalize on a spontaneous attack. Use the public's own outrage to push through draconian new legislation, all the while pretending to be the savior.

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Who is Funding ISIS

November 18th, 2015
By James Corbett

France is a nation in mourning. But perhaps the French people can reserve at least some of their outrage for the government which has used their own tax money to fund, supply and support the terrorists they are now at war with.

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Terrible TPP Clauses Explained in Plain English

November 14th, 2015
By James Corbett

Without mass education on this subject, it is unlikely that such massive protests can derail this TPP deal. Given the amount of time, money and energy the multinationals have sunk into the negotiation of this agreement, it's not going down without a fight.

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The Art Bubble About To Burst

November 11th, 2015
By James Corbett

While this kind of eye-popping, record-setting art sale isn't particularly important in isolation, the overall trend in the art market is a reflection of much bigger forces at work in the economy.

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China Two Child Policy and the Population Crunch

November 7th, 2015
By James Corbett

China is not alone in its prospect of facing a demographic winter scenario of an aging (and eventually shrinking) population. In fact, the latest world population data shows that a majority of the nations on the planet now have a total fertility rate below the replacement rate of 2.1 children per couple...

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New Study Shows Antarctica Actually Gaining Land Ice

November 4th, 2015
By James Corbett

You see, the same researchers who can’t even accurately say whether the Antarctic ice sheets are gaining or losing mass are able to determine global sea level rise to within hundredths of a millimeter.

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An Introduction to Counter Economics

October 31st, 2015
By James Corbett

Economics is the realm of white markets: legal and lawful everyday exchanges in the above ground economy. Counter-economics is everything else: black market and grey market activity either specifically outlawed by the state or not licensed or approved by it.

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A new Five Year Plan For China and What You Need to Know

October 28th, 2015
By James Corbett

...look for a flurry of eye-popping, toe-tapping Communist Party propaganda to unleash that on the public in the weeks following the plenum.

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5 Stories From the Oil Markets You Need to Know

October 24th, 2015
By James Corbett

As we've discussed before, if this oil slump continues it's going to have a profound impact on transforming economies around the globe, not just in the Middle East.

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Judy Chapman

May 19th, 2015
By Webmaster

Judy Chapman passed on today, May 19 2015

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Get Prepared EXPO 2015

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