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    A Primer On How To Buy And Store Gold & Silver

    Most people aren't aware of the full range of options
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, March 30, 2019, 4:19 PM

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    I’m always surprised by how few people understand the options for buying precious metals. Even the very affluent.

    I find myself guilty of assuming that everyone is as familar as I with the full specturm of gold-silver purchase options available. So to correct that, I’ve taken the time this week to detail those options out for the novice buyer.

    So, if you’ve been thinking about converting some of your paper fiat money into precious metals but are unsure how to start, wonder no more.

    Below is a primer of the main options available to you, and in which situations each makes sense to consider.

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    What To Do With Your Cash?

    Is it folly to hold cash right now? Or brilliant?
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, July 22, 2017, 4:19 AM

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    Have you moved a material percentage of your financial portfolio to cash? Have you become so concerned about the meteoric ramp upwards in asset prices that you find it wiser instead to move to the sidelines, build "dry powder", and wait to re-enter the markets at saner valuations?

    If so, you have my sympathies.

    The past 5+ years have been brutal for savers pursuing this strategy. I know this well, as I'm one of those folks, too.

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    The Fatal Flaw Of Centrally-Issued Money

    Why the world's current money regimes will fail
    by charleshughsmith

    Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:03 PM

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    Centrally issued money centralizes wealth and generates systemic inequality. This is equally true of all centrally issued currencies.  But the inequity that is intrinsic to this system is politically and financially destabilizing, and so this system is unsustainable.

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    The Dollar May Remain Strong For Longer Than We Think

    Why demand for it is higher than other fiat currencies
    by charleshughsmith

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 2:50 AM

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    I have long been a dollar bull, not for any over-arching reasons based on inflation, deflation, rising geopolitical multi-polarity or any of the other issues that touch on the dollar’s valuation vis-à-vis other currencies. My analysis focuses on a few basics:  the dollar’s status as the global reserve currency, Triffin’s Paradox (a.k.a. Triffin’s Dilemma) and global capital flows into the dollar and dollar-denominated assets such as U.S. Treasury bonds.

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    Inflation – Crash Course Chapter 11

    Our devaluing dollars are a historically recent phenomenon
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:36 PM

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    For close to 300 years, inflation in the US remained very subdued. Small spurts occurred around major wars (Revolutionary, Civil, WW1, etc), but after each, inflation quickly trended back down to its long-term baseline. If you lived during this stretch of time, your money had roughly the same purchasing power your great-grandfather's did.

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    Quantitative Easing – Crash Course Chapter 10

    What exactly is this process that the world is betting on?
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 23, 2014, 1:34 AM

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    At the exponential pace at which the Fed is increasing the money supply, and knowing the huge challenges the Fed – and most other world central banks  – face in trying to stop or even slow down their money printing, the potential for a disruptive global inflationary period is very real.

    So what exactly is quantitative easing

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    This Gold Slam is a Massive Wealth Transfer from Our Pockets to the Banks

    It likely signals a big downdraft in the stock market, too
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, April 15, 2013, 7:55 PM

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    I am very disappointed by, but not surprised at, the latest transfer of wealth to the bankers from everyone else.  The most recent gold bear raid has vastly enriched the bullion bankers, once again, at the expense of everyone trying to protect their wealth from global central bank money printing.

    The central plank of Bernanke's magic recovery plan has been to get everybody back borrowing, spending, and "investing" in stocks, bonds, and other financial assets.  But not equally so, as he has been instrumental in distorting the landscape towards risk assets and away from safe harbors.

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  • Podcast

    Mike Maloney: Today’s Low Gold & Silver Prices Are Not Realistic

    The good news is that they can't last much longer
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12:49 AM

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    During this very tumultuous week for precious metals prices, Chris sat down with Mike Maloney, founder and owner of GoldSilver.com, one of the world's largest bullion dealers.

    Mike is a true scholar of monetary history. His reasons for getting into the bullion business have their roots in a very predictable cycle that has happened time and again over the centuries (more accurately millennia):

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    Off the Cuff: Whither the US Dollar?

    A hot debate worthy of your time
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:50 AM

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    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith do something a little different.

    Given the thoughtful and in-depth discussion resulting in our recent article on the future of the dollar's purchasing power, Chris and Charles engage in a fundamentals-based debate on the outlook for the U.S. dollar over the next decade.

    This is one of those instances in which Charles, a valued contributing editor to Peak Prosperity, sees the future differently than Chris…

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    Ask the Adviser: Risk-Managed Investing

    Over the long term, the best offense is a good defense
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 12, 2013, 11:48 PM

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    If you have money in the financial system (stocks, bonds, retirement funds, etc.) and you share the same skepticism most of our readers have about the markets' future stability, how should you invest those funds?

    Most of the folks who inquire about our endorsed financial advisers are far more interested in preserving the purchasing power of their wealth vs. aggressively trying to beat the market average each year. But how exactly does one do that?

    In this week's podcast, Chris sits down again with Mike Preston and John Llodra to discuss risk-managed investing.

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