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    Gold & the Dollar are Less Correlated than Everyone Thinks

    Understanding the impact of Triffin's Paradox
    by charleshughsmith

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 3:03 PM

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    Whenever I make the case for a stronger U.S. dollar (USD), the feedback can be sorted into three basic reasons why the dollar will continue declining in value:

    1. The USD may gain relative to other currencies, but since all fiat currencies are declining against gold, it doesn’t mean that the USD is actually gaining value; in fact, all paper money is losing value.
    2. When the global financial system finally crashes, won’t that include the dollar?
    3. The Federal Reserve is “printing” (creating) money, and that will continue eroding the purchasing power of the USD. Lowering interest rates to zero has dropped the yield paid on Treasury bonds, which also weakens the dollar.

    The general notion here is that, given the root causes of our economic distemper – rampant financialization, over-leverage and over-indebtedness, a politically dominant parasitic banking sector, an aging population, overpromised entitlements, a financial business model based on fraud, Federal Reserve monetizing of debt, and a dysfunctional political system, to mention only the top of the list – how can the USD appreciate in real terms?

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    Daily Digest 9/10 – The Truth About Coal Supplies, Population – The Elephant in the Room, Time to Start Hoarding Coffee Beans?

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, September 10, 2010, 2:50 PM

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    • Is It Time to Start Hoarding Coffee Beans?
    • The True Cost of the Bank Bailout
    • Jobless Thursday – America’s Infrastructure Crisis
    • IMF Resumes Direct Gold Dumping, Sells 10 Tons of the Shiny Metal to Bangladesh
    • Recovery Fades in the UK; UK Trade Deficit Hits Record
    • Mining the Truth on Coal Supplies
    • Peak Oil, Carrying Capacity and Overshoot: Population, the Elephant in the Room – Revisited

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    Daily Digest – February 2

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 3:49 PM

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    • Summers: ‘Statistical Recovery and Human Recession’
    • The Population Crash
    • U.S. Housing Bubble v2.0
    • Miami Leaders Fear A Financial Meltdown
    • Hedge Funds Speculate on Greek Debt
    • The Treasury Is Soliciting Your Feedback Regarding The Proposed Annuitization Of 401(k)
    • PBS Frontline – Wizards of Consumer Lending
    • How Trillion-Dollar Deficits Were Created
    • A Majority Of States Are Now Insolvent: Quantifying The Disastrous Unemployment Situation
    • Double Dip Risk Rises After Inventory Blowout
    • Wealthy Face Tax Increase
    • U.S.-China Relationship Sours Over $6.4 Billion Weapons Sales To Taiwan
    • U.S. Bank Bailout Encourages Risky Behavior
    • Analysts’ View: 2010 Budget Deficit To Hit Record
    • CIA Officers Moonlighting on Wall Street
    • Is Nuclear Power The Future? Obama Calls For More Plants
    • The Great Uranium Stampede
    • Scientists Set For Nuclear Fusion Fuel Switch-On
    • The Next Big Thing
    • Lithium Batteries Tapped For Community Storage
    • ‘Growth Fetishism’ Talk by Clive Hamilton
    • In Portland, Growing Vertical
    • Investing in Natural Gas: The Most Important Source in the World

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    Daily Digest – July 29

    by Davos

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 2:54 PM

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    • Two Beers With Steve Podcast: Dr. Chris Martenson, Inflation/Deflation
    • Jeremy Grantham’s Newsletter Refers to Chris Martenson’s Crash Course (H/T Laviera, PDF)
    • Jim Rogers on TV Investment Advice (Video)
    • Iceland Proves That in a Financial Crisis, Breaking Glass and Trashing a Currency is a Good Remedy
    • 5 Stages to Homelessness (Video)
    • Smelt or 80,000 jobs? Smelt or Food? (H/T Lucky & HuckleJohn, Video)
    • Population and Water Rationing (CKessel)
    • Max Kieser (H/T Patrick Brown, Videos, Second Video 1:02 minute mark, 6-9 month bank crisis)
    • China Talks: Treasurer Geithner Pledges Smaller Deficit
    • 5 Firms Hold 80% of Derivative Risk
    • 10 Members Send Letter to Fed on Goldman Sachs Gambling with Bailout Money
    • Chimerica (Video)
    • Real Estate Quote of the Day

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    Daily Digest – Apr 21

    by Davos

    Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 2:49 PM

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    • Welcome to the exponential function, we hope you enjoy your stay…(H/T CM)
    • 60 Minutes – Cold Fusion is Hot Again…(Video)
    • Big bank profits are bogus!
    • “I Trusted Authority. I Trusted the System." (Video)
    • Uncle Jay Explains the News 2:21 Tea Party Video
    • U.S. may convert banks’ bailouts to equity share
    • BofA: $13.4 billion in Credit-loss provisions
    • The First Step to Fixing the Economy – Correctly Identify the Problem (This might be a first step)
    • Public Pension Shakedown?
    • Owen  Payne Accountants (Video, Humor, check out the surprised looks)
    • Will Bank “Stress Tests” Kill Market…or Government Credibility? (Video)

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    Daily Digest – Feb 3

    by Davos

    Monday, February 2, 2009, 1:23 PM

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    • The Economic State of Play in Washington – NYTimes (Video)
    • Is the US heading for a depression? 
    • Data from 1930s
    • I have fallen into recession’s web of fear
    • ShadowStats Interview on C-Span (Video) Unemployment (Hat Tip SC Student)
    • Macy’s To Cut 7,000, And That May Not Be The End
    • Another half million jobs lost, survey says
    • Global Unemployment (Chart)
    • Bernanke says crisis ‘no comparison’ to Great Depression
    • Retail Breaks Support (Chart)
    • Zimbabwe dollar sheds 12 zeros 
    • China puts police and military on alert
    • Time for a new world order: PM 
    • "Top Talent": What Does That Mean?
    • Downturn causes 20m job losses in China 
    • Global financial crisis sparks unrest 
    • Global Food Prices are Rising Fast  (Hat Tip Christopher Peters)
    • Hyperinflation will begin in China and destroy the dollar (HatTip Christopher Peters)
    • Peston’s daily Davos round-up: Day3 (Video) No Coordinated Action
    • In time of crisis, looking to U.S. with wariness and hope
    • Premier Wen makes "trip of Confidence" to Europe (Hat Tip PineCarr)
    • Fed Monetizes Debt, Investors Buy Gold
    • Population: The elephant in the room (Hat Tip Futuo) 

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    Daily Digest – Jan 27

    by Davos

    Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 3:23 AM

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    • Population growth is the biggest economic and environmental problem
    • How the Government Dealt With Past Recessions (2001 Audio)
    • 82,000
      Job Losses 
    • Job Losses (Chart)
    • Existing Home Sales (Chart Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate)
    • Home Inventory (Chart)
    • Fannie to Tap U.S. for as Much as $16 Billion in Aid 
    • Fed looks like one more shaky bank (Hat tip CM) 
    • Just ‘plane’ despicable; rescued Citi buying $50M jet 
    • Downturn Accelerates As It Circles The Globe (Hat Tip CM)
    • U.K. Economy Shrinks Most Since 1980, in Recession (Hat Tip CM)
    • 2009 Country stock market performance – things already aren’t pretty(Table in article) 
    • Panel Discusses the Stimulus Package

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    Daily Digest – Jan 18

    by Davos

    Sunday, January 18, 2009, 2:44 AM

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    • Niall Ferguson on Money, Colbert Nation (Video)
    • Financial crisis – Silly Money, Nov 08 (Humor)
    • 1930s Depression, BBC, White House Coup (Parts 1, 2, & 3)
    • Protesters clash with police in Lithuania
    • Bank Stock, Market Cap 2007 vs. Now (Table) 
    • Obama team weighs government bank to ease crisis
    • Zimbabwe: $100,000,000,000,000.00
    • Will China lead the world into depression? 
    • China’s Economy Faces 2009 ‘Hard Landing,’ Fitch Says 
    • Sector Returns Year to Date
    • Rediscovering Old Habits
    • Scientists worldwide to speak out on population problem

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