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Silver: once and future money

Silver bar money 9999

Before the Renaissance, world money existed as precious metal coins or bullion. Caesars and kings hoarded gold and silver, dispensed it to their troops, fought over it, and stole it from each other. Land has been another form of wealth since antiquity. Still, land is not money because, unlike gold …

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The smart money is dumping stocks

Stock market money

We are getting clear signals from the “smart money” that something bad is looming on the horizon. The most obvious signal comes from the ultra-wealthy (those worth $20 million or more) who are rapidly moving out of paper assets and into real assets. For this reason, I want to draw …

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Whistleblower: HSBC still laundering money for terrorists, drug cartels

HSBC drugs and terrorism financing

Big banks are apparently too big to jail, even when they bankroll terrorists and drug cartels, while regular people fill the prisons in the world’s largest drug population for mostly non-violent drug offences. As a former Anti-Money Laundering Officer at HSBC, Everett Stern was arguably never actually supposed to catch money …

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The dilemma of false terrorism

war on terror is a fraud

A New York Times article has attracted attention in alternative media circles for its portrait of Bernard von NotHaus, the “Rosa Parks of the constitutional currency movement.” Entitled, “Prison May Be the Next Stop on a Gold Currency Journey,” the article describes von NotHaus and his current predicament. Mr. von NotHaus was convicted of …

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HSBC is broke; restricts large cash withdrawals

HSBC sign

Following research last week suggesting that HSBC has a major capital shortfall, the fact that several farmer’s co-ops were unable to pay back depositors in China, and, of course, the liquidity crisis in China itself, news from the BBC that HSBC is imposing restrictions on large cash withdrawals raising a …

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IMF wants you to pay 71% income tax

IMF

The IMF just dropped another bombshell. After it recently suggested a “one-off capital levy” – a one-time tax on private wealth as an exceptional measure to restore debt sustainability across insolvent countries – it has now called for “revenue-maximizing top income tax rates”. The IMF’s team of monkeys has been …

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$5 million worth of bitcoin vanish in China

China bitcoin

A Chinese bitcoin trading platform suddenly shut down and up to $5 million worth of bitcoin disappeared with it, a reminder of the great risk associated with the digital currency. Users were unable to log into the Chinese bitcoin platform Global Bond Limited (GBL) on October 26, and as much …

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Police raid major Italian football clubs in money laundering probe

Serie A

Italian police have seized documents from Italian and foreign clubs, including 18 in the top league, as part of an investigation into tax evasion and money laundering involving player transfers, Reuters reports. Apart from the Series A  teams, 11 B league teams and 12 from the lower divisions are being …

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US seizes top Bitcoin exchange as crackdown begins

Bitcoin

The US Department of Homeland Security seized a payment processing account Tuesday belonging to Mt. Gox, the largest international Bitcoin trader, claiming the monetary exchange service falsified financial documents. The American government has previously made it clear that officials are watching Bitcoin, a decentralized economic currency that international regulators have …

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List with 132 names who pulled Cyprus deposits ahead of “Confiscation Day”

Cyprus

With every passing day, it becomes clearer and clearer the Cyprus deposit confiscation “news” was the most unsurprising outcome for the nation’s financial system and was known by virtually everyone on the ground days and weeks in advance: first it was disclosed that Russians had been pulling their  money, then it was suggested the …

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Bitcoin ‘glitch’ sparks 23% flash crash

Bitcoin

While we are used to seeing insta-crashes in our highly-regulated and trustworthy equity markets, the unregulated digital world of Bitcoins suffered another flash-crash last night. According to Ars Technica, the 23% plungefest in the value of the digital currency (the second in a week) was due not to Waddel & Reed, not …

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Reserve Bank of Australia quietly increases banks’ bailout buffer

Reserve Bank of Australia

In a globally unique policy, the Reserve Bank of Australia will supply banks with a permanent bailout facility worth up to $380 billion by 2015. The policy has been designed by the RBA to help banks satisfy stringent new liquidity tests which simulate “acute stress scenarios” that deny banks funding …

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10 evil corporations you buy from everyday

evil corporations

Editor’s note: There’s many more we could add to this list however here is a few. It’s easy to sit back and blame corporations for the evils of the world. McDonald’s makes people fat. Advertising companies lie to sell their products. That guy at Starbucks is on a mission to ruin your …

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Precious metal distributors: enemies of the state?

precious metals

The City Council in Houston is enforcing strict new rules and regulations for those selling gold, silver, and all other precious metals. The council says they are taking such measures in order to prevent criminal activity – they want to stop those who try to resell stolen valuables. Advocates for …

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US banks shaken by biggest deposit withdrawals since 9/11

Bank run

US Federal Reserve is reporting a major deposit withdrawal from the nation’s bank accounts. The financial system hasn’t seen such a massive fund outflow since 9/11 attacks. The first week of January 2013 has seen $114 billion withdrawn from 25 of the US’ biggest banks, pushing deposits down to $5.37 …

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‘Big five’ bank customers vent anger by taking their money elsewhere

Customer cuts up Barclays bank card

Angry bank customers have been voting with their wallets and bombarding co-ops, building societies and credit unions with applications for current accounts over the past week, after the NatWest computer meltdown and the Barclays rate-rigging scandal. Data compiled by the campaign group Move Your Money UK shows an explosion in requests to switch from …

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Ron Paul’s monumental last day as chairman against The Fed

BERNANKE SLAMS AUDIT THE FED Reports Reuters: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday rebutted Republican lawmakers pushing a bill that would give Congress the ability to review monetary policy decisions, saying it could compromise central bank independence. Bernanke said it would be a “nightmare scenario” if politicians decided to second-guess …

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Venezuela can no longer afford to pay for its own money

Venezuela inflation

Back in February, when we commented on the unprecedented hyperinflation about the be unleashed in the Latin American country whose president just announced that he would expand the “weekend” for public workers to 5 days… … we joked that it is unclear just where the country will find all the paper banknotes it needs …

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