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    The Screaming Fundamentals For Owning Gold

    We're at a moment of historic opportunity
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 4:53 PM

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    Every year or two we update this report, which lays out the investment thesis for gold. Here is this year's version.

    Silver is touched upon only as necessary; as a separate report of equal scope is required for that precious metal.

    Gold is one of the few investments that every investor should have in their portfolio. We are now at the dangerous end-game period of a very bold but very reckless & disappointing experiment with the world's fiat (unbacked) currencies. If this experiment fails — and we observe it's in the process of failing — gold will provide one of the best forms of wealth insurance. But like all insurance products, it only works if you buy it before you need to rely on it.

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  • Podcast

    Paul Tustain: Be Wary of Balance Sheet Risk

    When you're a creditor, you're still at risk
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 8, 2012, 5:54 AM

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    "I always tell people when they look at their bank account, they think they have got maybe $50,000 in the bank. It says $50,000 CR. Credit.

    You are a creditor. It is the bank’s property, that $50,000. And they recognize in that document that they owe it to you.

    So, you have to watch out for that word 'creditor'. When you see CR, you are on the balance sheet. You are at risk."

    So says Paul Tustain, founder of BullionVault and advocate for minimizing counterparty risk in a world of rehypothecation and 100-to-1 leveraged paper markets.

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    Paul Tustain: Be Wary of Balance Sheet Risk

    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, April 13, 2012, 9:13 PM

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    “I always tell people when they look at their bank account, they think they have got maybe $50,000 in the bank. It says $50,000 CR. Credit.

    You are a creditor. It is the bank’s property, that $50,000. And they recognize in that document that they owe it to you.

    So, you have to watch out for that word ‘creditor’. When you see CR, you are on the balance sheet. You are at risk.”

    So says Paul Tustain, founder of BullionVault and advocate for minimizing counterparty risk in a world of rehypothecation and 100-to-1 leveraged paper markets.

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  • Podcast

    Chris Interviews Ted Butler: The End of Silver Price Manipulation

    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 19, 2010, 2:18 PM

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    2010 has been an exceptional year for silver. The price has increased over 50% to-date, and the CFTC (the US commodity regulatory body) issued a statement last month admitting that the market price of silver may have been (and still may be) fraudulently manipulated. An investigation is underway.

    Ted Butler is one of the pre-eminent commentators on the silver market. In addition to his decades following the metal, he's spent years raising suspicions about silver’s suppression by a few large banks taking on egregiously large short positions. The current CFTC action is a direct result of Ted’s activism.

    In the podcast below, Chris conducts an in-depth interview with Ted focusing on the most important aspects that anyone interested in silver needs to know now. In short, Ted predicts the imminent end to the manipulation will ultimately send the price higher – much higher.

     

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