Monthly Archives: March 2013

Money In The Bank? No Thanks

  In Niall Ferguson’s Civilization: The West and the Rest, he presents a list of institutional arrangements that turned a bunch of ignorant, “malodorous” Europeans into the world’s dominant culture in the space of a couple of centuries. One of those institutional arrangements was property rights. … Continue reading

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Cyprus Crisis Meets Capitulation in Gold Stocks: A Perfect Storm?

  The bearish sentiment on gold stocks was nearing a climax just as the Cyprus crisis reared its head. If a run on the bank happens and the European Central Bank (ECB) fails to provide needed liquidity, it could reignite troubles in Greece and … Continue reading

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What’s The Deal With Gold and Silver Prices?

  So many headlines are saying “$5,000 Gold, or $10,000 Gold; Silver, The Investment of the Decade,” etc, etc, etc. Will that happen? A history of failed fiat currencies says yes. When will it happen? That is the question few … Continue reading

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Gold Prices Remain Strong

  Gold miner Newcrest Mining Ltd. (ASX:NCM) is optimistic on the gold price in 2013. And like a pilot fish benefitting from following sharks around, mining services provider Ausdrill (ASX:ASL) will likely get its share of the spoils too. Let’s … Continue reading

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Bernanke says Cyprus Style Bank Confiscations Possible in USA

  After the FOMC meeting, Bernanke was asked whether a seizure of deposits could happen to US depositors as in Cyprus, if the economy gets worse? Beranke’s translated response: Only if the Cyprus event or another event in Europe were to … Continue reading

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The Cyprus Bailout Exposes a World of Thieves, Cheats, and Liars

  Let’s talk about the Cyprus bailout, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank. Let’s call what the IMF and ECB are doing what it really is. After all, it is the ultimate institutional goal. It’s thieving. So … Continue reading

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Alan Greenspan and the Gold Standard

  Has the former Fed chairman joined the ‘End the Fed’ crowd…? FOR A LONG TIME, gold standard advocates in the United States have had differing viewpoints about whether a new gold standard system might take place with existing institutions, … Continue reading

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