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CNN is telling people the stock market is fine

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Stock markets around the world are teetering upon a major correction, as we saw chaos unfold last week in the equities markets. If you saw chaos and panic on the road while driving your car, you would likely slow down, investigate the situation and perhaps change …

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War on cash: Japan to introduce fingerprint currency

Japan fingerprint currency

The war on cash just got serious, and of course, it is the extreme policy experimenters of Japan that are pushing the boundaries. Having dived headlong into negative interest rates, Japanee policymakers recognize full well the historical reaction of “hording cash” will not ‘create’ the nirvana of 2% inflation and …

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Ron Paul set to launch new media operation

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“Turn Off Your TV. Turn On the Truth.” That’s the strap line that former Congressman Ron Paul is using for a brand new media network he is launching this summer. A promotional video posted to Facebook over the weekend announced the imminent launch of The Ron Paul Channel. “FINALLY a media …

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Cui Bono: who benefits from the Federal Reserve?

Does the Federal Reserve benefit the nation, or just the banks? Cui bono–to whose benefit?–is a skeptic’s scalpel that cuts through the fat of propaganda and political expediency to the hard truth. Since the world has been trained (in Pavlovian fashion) to hang on every word issued by America’s privately owned …

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Where to Next for Big Banks?

Of all the industries available to investors, few offer more long-term stability than the banking industry. This is not to say that the banking industry has stellar growth prospects; on the contrary. After the US presidential election outcome on November 8, 2016, many pundits were expecting bank stocks to soar. …

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Credit Card Tips You Might Have Overlooked

When it comes to credit cards, most everyone knows the basics. Keep your balance well within your limits, use your card in conjunction with your budget, plan for the big stuff—they’re all common sense credit card rules that come as second nature to most anyone with a credit history. There …

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Citigroup braces for global recession, calls for QE in China

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China has bungled its attempt to slow the economy gently and is sliding into “imminent recession”, threatening to take the world with it over coming months, Citigroup has warned. Willem Buiter, the bank’s chief economist, said the country needs a major blast of fiscal spending financed by outright “helicopter” money …

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How P2P Crowdfunding Is Disrupting Wall Street

P2P Crowdfunding Wall St

One of the biggest complaints that plagues the investment world relates to how to best pair eager investors with financially needy entrepreneurs. This is especially the case for novice investors and fledgling entrepreneurs who often have few to no avenues that bring them together. These groups are often loss in …

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Moody’s strips the UK of its AAA rating

Moody’s Investors Service has today downgraded the domestic- and foreign-currency government bond ratings of the United Kingdom by one notch to Aa1 from Aaa. The outlook on the ratings is now stable. The key interrelated drivers of today’s action are: 1. The continuing weakness in the UK’s medium-term growth outlook, …

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Ron Paul: “It’s going to get much, much worse”

Ron Paul

Dr. Ron Paul has long been a leading voice for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, sound money, civil liberty, and non-interventionist foreign policies. His last term in the U.S. House of Representatives ended earlier this year, so we caught up with the former Congressman to get his latest …

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Three signs the entire system is changing right now

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When I was a kid growing up in the early 80s, the United States was the undisputed dominant superpower in the world. The US dollar was awe-inspiring; on a trade-weighted basis, the dollar index was at an all-time high, and had never been as strong ever before… or since. And …

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Why banks are no longer needed

Bank icons

What else can we do with the $1.25 trillion we’ll save by eliminating these obsolete financial middleman parasites? A lot. Technology has leapfrogged the banking sector, rendering it as obsolete as buggy whips. So why are we devoting 9% of our economy to an obsolete parasite?  Financial sector profits now …

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War on Cash: the death of the $100 note

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The global “war on cash” is back and bigger than ever. The move towards a cashless society seems to be final destination desired by governments and central banks around the world. Remember the days when you could park your hard-earned money in the bank and …

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Ways You Can Reach Financial Freedom

Ideation of having finances in order remains little more than a fantasy for many people. With the average cost of tuition at an in-state public college now over $25,000 per year, this means an unprecedented amount of people cranked out of the system with a massive debt burden. Chances are …

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Why Australia can’t avoid a recession

Steve Keen Australia recession

By Filip Karinja On the 28th July 2016, Professor of Economics at Kingston University, Steve Keen, gave a presentation on the outlook of the Australian economy at The Royal Society of Victoria located in Melbourne. The British-based economist and author of the popular Debunking Economics book considers himself to be …

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The Fed’s gold is being audited… by the US Treasury

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When we started reading the LA Times article reporting that “the federal government has quietly been completing an audit of U.S. gold stored at the New York Fed” we couldn’t help but wonder when the gotcha moment would appear. It was about 15 paragraphs in that we stumbled upon what we were waiting for: …

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5 trends that show China is about to redefine the gold market

China gold market

Apple spent about five years developing the iPhone, which has changed the smartphone market forever. Until the release, however, nobody could imagine what impact the iPhone would have on the market. And most consumers didn’t know about it at all. The same thing is happening with China and gold right …

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If Greece exits, here is what happens

Now that the Greek exit is back to being topic #1 of discussion, just as it was back in the fall of 2011, and the media has been flooded by groundless speculation posited by journalists who have never used excel in their lives and are merely paid mouthpieces of bigger bank interests …

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