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What effect will the growing pent-up demand in Asia do for gold in the near future?

Investors will switch into gold as their traditional safe-haven and a wall of money will hit the precious metal, enough to make a big impact on the price, that's for sure . . .more...

Will government stem the spending crisis and the course of wealth devaluation?

Instead of setting a new debt ceiling, Congress simply 'suspended' it, giving the administration a blank check to run up as much debt as it pleases until February 7th . . .more...

Is the US government still approaching the verge of default crisis?

U.S. debt rating cut to A-minus from A; Dagong said the rate of growth in U.S. debt remained significantly faster than that of fiscal revenues and gross domestic product . . .more...

Is wealth in bank accounts at risk of confiscation?

Australia unveiled a levy on some bank deposits; move comes as government warned of slower economic growth and a much bigger budget deficit than it had previously forecast . . .more...

Might private bullion demand grow as a form of peace of mind?

Power to violate liberty: Bipartisan tradition of using IRS as a tool to harass political opponents suggests that the problem is deeper than just a few 'rogue' IRS agents . . .more...

Will the U.S. government act responsibly to avoid the ''fiscal cliff'' budget crisis on January 1st?

There are already signs in corporate America that the budget uncertainty has sapped confidence in the economy, which is growing at a weak pace and is vulnerable to shocks . . .more...

Is the devaluation of the dollar and inflation inevitable?

The answer to our growing and compounding deficits and debts? The government will surely attempt to print our way out of our growing troubles . . .more...

Will wealth denominated in dollars devalue faster as prices increase at a greater rate?

Investors view QE risk of rising consumer prices in the future; Surge in expectations of future inflation has been accompanied by a weaker dollar, higher gold and oil prices . . .more...

Will wealth need diversification of a tangible hedge as the sovereign crisis deepens?

Spain's nightmare is a symptom of what is wrong with the entire euro zone; as the months drag on, the crisis is deepening, trust is draining away and time is not their friend . . .more...

Why should individuals now create their own personal Gold Standard?

CBO estimates that federal debt will rise to 70% of GDP by the end of the year -- the highest percentage since World War II; report paints a stark picture for coming years . . .more...

Why is gold so important as Wealth Protection?

The immorality and insanity of fiat money and the credit bubble is coming ever-closer to its end . . . and at its end there will stand a pot of gold . . .more...

Could aggressive IRS tactics introduce greater cause to own private bullion?

We should be troubled by the Senate's proposed 'Ex-PATRIOT Act' -- this new bill spits in the face of overburdened taxpayers and tramples on the Constitution . . .more...

Are investors catching on that bond yields are actually bond losses?

Financial repression: QE in U.S. and UK means bond yields are well below inflation rates in the government bond markets of America and Britain, as well as Germany . . .more...

What is the rationale for hyper-inflation?

The tipping point: Banks' over-leveraging and questionable loans could require massive currency printing to fix, and global hyperinflation that peels the skin off your face . . .more...

Does demand for gold bullion remain strong?

Gold climbed to one-month high above $1,700 as concerns about Europe's debt crisis spurred demand for the metal as a protection of wealth; metal is up 21 percent this year . . .more...

Why buy and hold gold?

Other items come and go, but only gold is eternal. For the last 5,000 years there never was a time when a population as a whole scorned gold (except the US following WWII) . . .more...

Where may investors focus in the face of current events?

Faber: Gold is worth its weight. Intelligent people, instead of holding cash in U.S. dollars with zero interest rates, why not hold money in gold and silver?more...

Was S&P downgrading government bonds essentially an upgrade for gold?

Gold reached records after Standard & Poor’s cut the U.S. credit rating by one level from the top AAA grade on Aug. 5.more...

Was S&P downgrading government bonds essentially an upgrade for gold?

Gold reached records after Standard & Poor’s cut the U.S. credit rating by one level from the top AAA grade on Aug. 5.more...

Will the trend to hedge in tangible assets continue?

Gold prices have rallied in recent weeks amid economic uncertainty in both Europe and the U.S; the metal's general path looks set to remain upward . . .more...

Are gold and silver becoming more well known as the alternative for risk assets?

Gold hit another record at $1,602.86 an ounce, while silver is selling for $40.28 an ounce, an 11-week high, as investors seek alternatives at a time of fiscal uncertainty . . .more...

Will currency tensions discourage investment in paper currencies in favor of commodity alternatives?

Swiss franc up 11.6% against the euro; the debt crisis in Italy, which has the world's third-largest government bond market, poses a global threat . . .more...

Is a break-up of the ECU and the euro currency now virtually assured?

Sooner or later both the Greek population and international creditors will tire of fighting a losing battle, leading to a breakup of the currency union as Greece pulls out . . .more...

Will the value of wealth in dollars suffer from significant quantitative easing?

The quantity of Federal Reserve notes produced and available tends to be influenced by the wishes of impatient voters -- plus obedient politicians who value their jobs . . .more...

Will the fundamentally weak dollar lend support for demand for precious metals?

Renewed concerns about inflation: Gold edged higher and silver pared steep losses on fears rising consumer and producer prices are in the offing amid easy monetary policy . . .more...

Will additional sovereign debt crises promote hedging with hard assets?

S&P downgrades sovereign debt ratings of Greece and Portugal; likelihood that bondholders will have to accept losses before taxpayer-funded help is extended . . .more...

Will gold and silver get even greater recognition as wealth protection?

Utah passed a bill allowing gold and silver coins to be used as legal tender in the state -- and for the value of their precious metal, not just the face value of the coins . . .more...

Are US government spending and budget deficits now totally out of control?

The longer the necessary adjustments are delayed, the greater will be the negative consequences of the mounting debt, the more uncertain individuals and businesses will be . . .more...

What is going on with the stock market?

''This stock market advance is a 'pitch' that I'm not going to swing on. The bull market in gold is enough for me. I can sleep with my gold and silver positions.''more...

Is investor demand for hard assets and wealth protection growing?

Accelerating gains are notable for having broken a long-intact correlation with the dollar-- instead of falling as the dollar rebounded, commodities have scaled new highs . . .more...

What protection is there for the economic outcome of government over-spending?

If the US government can't borrow hundreds of billions of dollars a month, the Fed will be forced to print a massive amount of money to finance the government's deficits . . .more...

Is recognition of precious metals as wealth protection growing throughout the world?

China's gold imports jumped almost fivefold in the first 10 months from the entire amount shipped in last year; Europe's debt crisis spurs demand for a protection of wealth . . .more...

Are people losing faith in governments and paper money of all kinds?

Gold and silver: Investors are worried about trillions in liabilities being accumulated by governments; they're saying, ''I want to have something I can count on'' . . .more...

Is gold a valid hedge against today's competitive currency devaluation?

The Fed faces its ultimate crisis -- a change in the paradigm of money; it certainly makes the paper money that we are using today look like a fool's game in the end . . .more...

Will the appeal of hard, unprintable wealth like gold and silver remain for the foreseeable future?

If money printing, or quantitative easing, goes far enough in the U.S. it eventually could undermine the greenback further, pushing up dollar-denominated gold prices . . .more...

Is an enduring downtrend emerging in the stock market?

Charts show a fairly clear downward trend in the major indexes since the April high, and heavier selling on down days than there has been buying on rallies . . .more...

Will the U.S. and western nations be forced into a double-dip deflationary recession?

The single island of preserving wealth will be gold -- a safe haven against crushing deflation. Unlike junk fiat currencies, gold cannot be devalued . . .more...

Why is now the time to ''stay on the yellow brick road?''

Fiat currencies are an immoral device, created by secretive bankers. My advice: put as much of your money as you're comfortable with in bullion coins . . .more...

Why do governments hate gold . . . and why should wise investors own it?

Gold is not a typical investment -- it is a defense against the predictable behavior of governments to debase a fiat currency under its absolute control . . .more...

Are continuing euro-zone problems and geopolitical tensions strengthening the case for owning gold?

European situation has many investors wanting to hold tangible assets such as gold; further ''safety play'' support seen from North-South Korea and Israel political crises . . .more...

Are stocks and bonds overdone?

The tragedy is that our government has spent two trillion dollars in a vain attempt to halt or reverse the primary bear trend of the market. Safe haven? I pick gold . . .more...

Are classic market segments getting more or less suspect?

Wild trading on Thursday -- at one point the price of Procter & Gamble, a blue chip consumer product giant, seen as a safe haven stock, fell 37 percent in a matter of minutes . . .more...

Will SEC fraud charge of Goldman and its banker cause greater awareness of hard asset benefits?

SEC filed civil fraud charges against Goldman and one of its bankers, accusing them of misleading investors in a mortgage-backed collateralised debt obligation known as Abacus . . .more...

Are the wealth-haven benefits of physical metals gaining recognition?

Gold prices are closing in on their record high; Spot silver prices rose Friday to $18.40 an ounce, their highest level in three months and up 3 percent on the week . . .more...

Is global demand for bullion growing?

Gold benefiting not only from the dollar's weakness, but also from fears over financial instability in general; inflation hedge appeal should increase as economy strengthens . . .more...

Does the government majority use Keynesianism over-spending tactics that jeopardize your wealth?

Prominent economists ignore the burdens of taxation, monetary policy, excessive regulation and misleadingly blame the free market and lack of regulation for economic chaos . . .more...

What happens when a doubled money supply makes its way into the economy?

U.S. money supply has doubled in the last year or so; once these dollars make their way into the economy, hyperinflation and economic chaos will be a real possibility . . .more...

Is there risk to investors from banks in deep trouble?

An estimated 21 publicly traded banks that have received TARP injections are on the ropes; the number likely will grow, leading to some nasty surprises for investors . . .more...

Could gold replace the U.S. Dollar as the world's primary reserve asset?

There is a growing concern among a lot of central banks about piling up an ever-increasing amount of dollar assets when the dollar is declining . . .more...

Are declining fiat currencies increasing demand for gold worldwide?

Gold probably will top $1,500 within the next 18 months, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in report today; central banks to hedge against declines in currencies . . .more...

Are there a significant number of banks at risk of failure?

106 bank failures so far this year are the most since 1992, when 181 failed at the end of the savings and loan crisis; another 400 banks have been deemed at risk of failure . . .more...

Will mistrust of securities suggest demand for wealth held in physical gold and silver?

Key words in SEC filings should set off alarm bells for shenanigans in four main areas: corporate governance, earnings, cash flow and company-generated metrics . . .more...

Does the U.S. government have spending and deficits under control?

Federal spending will grow this year by 24 percent, biggest increase since 1952; At the same time, revenue will fall this year by 17 percent, the largest drop since 1932 . . .more...

Why does a silver investment have a better profit opportunity?

Thanks to its widespread industrial use, silver benefits, even more than gold, from current economic hopes; investors continue to show strong interest in silver . . .more...

Will central banks engage in competitive devaluation of their currencies?

The Bank of England on Thursday surprised the markets by voting for a big extension of quantitative easing, extending its size by £50bn to £175bn . . .more...

U.S. Recession: Is this the beginning of the end . . . or the end of the beginning?

Consumer spending, accounting for 70 percent of the economy, may be slow to recover as unemployment to keep rising and home values to fall further . . .more...

Will “Health Care Reform” help the U.S. economy and strengthen the dollar?

House bill would increase federal spending, taxes, debt, health care costs, unemployment, reduce wages and provide nothing to anyone until 2013 . . .more...

Is yet another U.S. economic crisis now unavoidable?

The next challenge for the U.S. economy: A growing imbalance between federal spending and revenues that makes its underlying fiscal policy unsustainable . . .more...

What is the outlook for the fate of the U.S. Dollar in light of soaring government debt?

Jim Rogers: The government is printing lots of money and borrowing even more; that’s not the basis for a sound currency . . .more...

Will the metals be recognized as a good alternative investment?

Crude oil rose as the dollar fell against the euro, bolstering the appeal of energy and metals as an alternative investment; this is a financial-driven market . . .more...

Are U.S. Treasury securities in a bear market?

Treasuries unappealing: Yields are very low, government issuing huge amounts of debt to fund record budget deficits, and stimulus program leading to much higher inflation . . .more...

Why will China usher in a collapse of the dollar?

China to accelerate reforms to float its currency and create a single, independent and market-based financial system. When that happens, the dollar will collapse . . .more...

Why will China usher in a collapse of the dollar?

China to accelerate reforms to float its currency and create a single, independent and market-based financial system. When that happens, the dollar will collapse . . .more...

Does the confusing stock market situation warrant buying gold coins and bullion bars now?

Holders of physical gold (coins, bars) will do best, since they will tend to hold on to their gold positions no matter what . . .more...

Does the confusing stock market situation warrant buying gold coins and bullion bars now?

Holders of physical gold (coins, bars) will do best, since they will tend to hold on to their gold positions no matter what . . .more...

Will the Treasury/FDIC re-direct investment capital towards bad assets?

US Treasury unveiled a $1 Trillion plan on Monday to relieve banks of toxic assets in hopes of restoring stability and confidence in the stricken financial sector . . .more...

Will the Treasury/FDIC re-direct investment capital towards bad assets?

US Treasury unveiled a $1 Trillion plan on Monday to relieve banks of toxic assets in hopes of restoring stability and confidence in the stricken financial sector . . .more...

Will global investors accumulate precious metals bullion as a safe haven for wealth?

Gold prices surged to a fresh seven month high on Tuesday, trading above $970 a troy ounce, on “super-strong” investment demand worldwide . . .more...

Why will more and more wealth chase gold as a safe haven investment?

U.S. banking system is “effectively insolvent” -- U.S. financial losses from the credit crisis may reach $3.6 trillion; banking system has capital of just $1.4 trillion . . .more...

Why will more and more wealth chase gold as a safe haven investment?

U.S. banking system is “effectively insolvent” -- U.S. financial losses from the credit crisis may reach $3.6 trillion; banking system has capital of just $1.4 trillion . . .more...

Is it risky to be bullish on stocks this year?

Every responsible citizen must become his own central bank and must hold some physical gold, platinum and silver -- physically, not through derivatives . . .more...

Is there a sound course of action in the face of today's economic and monetary crisis?

In a big primary bear market everyone loses, and the winner is he who loses the least; my advice has been to be in cash and gold, preferably in physical gold . . .more...

Will government market manipulation extend this stock bear market?

Fed's manipulations are creating a dangerous situation; interference will simply extend this bear market, render it more vicious and difficult to deal with . . .more...

Is the Fed running out of options to quickly fix the credit crisis and economy?

Fed President Thomas Hoenig: Central bank has ‘done about as much as it can do’ to revive the economy, which has worsened faster than expected . . .more...

Why does gold offer an exceptional investment opportunity right now?

It is likely that the massive shakeout has set the stage for a dynamic advance; bulls think gold price could hit $7,000 an ounce eventually. How to play it . . .more...

Will the Fed bailouts fix solvency problems in the banking system?

Even the heroic proportions of Paulson and Bernanke's bailout plan are not likely to paper over solvency problems in the banking system . . .more...

Should investors now consider a move to exchange their dollars for gold?

Currently, dollars are flooding the world, and this suggests that there are just too many of these Federal Reserve Notes being produced . . .more...

Is America facing a major banking crisis?

Federal regulators say banks are struggling with their worst crisis in a generation amid the deterioration of real-estate and credit markets nationwide . . .more...

Is demand growing for gold coins as a store of wealth?

U.S. Mint says it has run out of 1-ounce American Eagle gold coins because of rocketing demand; Coin dealers confirm that they've been swamped with orders . . .more...

Will bank insolvencies be funded by increased federal deficit spending?

Don't let this phony dollar rally lull you into a false sense of calm; fundamental dollar problems are significantly worse than the media would suggest . . .more...

How many more banks will fail in this banking crisis?

Roubini: We are in a severe, protracted recession, and a systemic banking crisis will go on for awhile, with hundreds of banks going belly up . . .more...

Is our “faith-based” Dollar now doomed to fail?

Every dollar created and spent by government makes the dollars in your pocket worth less and less, and will eventually be debased to worthlessness . . .more...

Could up to 300 more banks fail as a result of the worsening debt crisis?

Hundreds of banks with soured loans face pressure as credit losses once concentrated in subprime mortgages spread to other home loans and debt once-thought safe . . .more...

What could recent movement in the Dow/gold ratio suggest to investors?

Since mid-July the ratio has been declining in favor of gold. In terms of gold, the Dow has lost almost three-quarters of its value over the last nine years . . .more...

Do rising commodities prices indicate a sea-change in investor sentiment and strategy?

As traders abandon the stock market, there is a flood of cash from new investors buying up commodities to hedge against inflation and the weak U.S. dollar . . .more...

Is it becoming apparent that gold may rise to $5000 over the next several years?

Gold prices may rise to $5,000 an ounce as inflation psychology becomes more and more embedded and people become desperate to have a source of value . . .more...

What is the basic reason to own a large amount of gold right now?

Fed has created more and more fiat currency; Over the last 36 years the dollar has lost 80% of its value; since Fed was created, dollar has lost 95% of its purchasing power . . .more...

Are stocks at all profitable considering the impact of true inflation?

With current inflation at 11%, measured by classic standards, this stock market is kept aloft pretty much on hope, barely keeping its head above water . . .more...

Is gold a better economic barometer than the actions of the world’s central banks?

The consequences of central banks' trying to guide their economies are routinely disruptive, if not destructive. Inflation is almost always the result . . .more...

Could we begin a wave of bank failures?

US bank failures could rise above “historical norms” as a weakening economy puts pressure on badly underwritten loans, particularly in commercial real estate . . .more...

Is the credit crisis solved as the mainstream media suggests?

Sinclair: It strikes me as almost criminal that last week going into the weekend newspaper articles declared the credit problem solved . . .more...

What is government doing to our money and our wealth?

By keeping failing banks afloat, the Fed punishes those who have lived frugally and saved; The power to create money should never be granted to government . . .more...

How comfortable is wealth held in securities right now?

Carlyle's troubles have amplified fears that billions of dollars of depressed mortgage-backed securities will flood the market, reducing their value even further . . .more...

Why is gold for protection?

Gold is for protection against today's galloping inflation. We don't own gold to make a killing, we own gold so that inflation doesn't kill us . . .more...

How bad could things get, prompting a flight to gold?

Roubini: Total losses in the financial system will add up to more than $1,000bn and the economic recession will become deeper more protracted and severe . . .more...

Does wealth have a place to hide in these economic times?

This credit crisis has a long way to run – the worst financial crisis we’ve had in the post-war era – much more global than the savings and loan crisis was . . .more...

Are we in for an inflationary recesssion?

Policy makers said they are expecting a sharp economic slowdown during the first half as the housing slump, credit crunch and market turmoil take a toll on consumers . . .more...

How can gains of 5%, 10%, 30% or more in gold be income tax deferred?

The great gold bull market is now entering its eighth year . . .more...

What will happen if the equity markets cannot be calmed?

If no action soon, you will see an old fashioned panic of the 1929 variety . . .more...

Where is a good place to store wealth right now?

Gold is real money, a bargain and is underpriced compared to everything else . . .more...

Is there money that is not subject to government devaluation?

Gold is the ultimate reserve currency; only one not manufactured by a central bank . . .more...

How should investors hedge against today's falling currency values?

Buy gold, load up on gold, ignore all the ignorant nonsense -- and hang on . . .more...

What should people do to protect their wealth right now?

If the banking system is in trouble, gold is money outside the banking system . . .more...

Will the Fed inject whatever liquidity is required into the world monetary system?

There is no PRACTICAL solution to the present meltdown in credit and default derivatives . . .more...

Will your wealth held in Dollars depreciate?

Dollar fell to record lows on concern credit-market losses will slow economic growth . . .more...

Why should people put wealth in gold coins right now?

My concern is that I am much too conservative in my long-term price objective . . .more...

Will governments drive prices higher and higher?

20 central banks are under political pressure to keep their currencies . . .more...

Who pays the price for the U.S. government's lack of fiscal responsibility?

Private economists find actual inflation to be over 10% . . .more...

Will the question of solvency of banks spread internationally?

A crisis that started in America's subprime market has shaken the world's financial capitals . . .more...

Now, with the solvency of banks in question, could the credit crisis cause a run on banks?

At worst, a shortage of cash will cripple the payments system and cause runs on . . .more...

Do the capital markets have investors concerned?

Some economists expect the Fed to acknowledge the risk that weakness . . .more...

Is the falling housing market problem spilling over to the investment market?

The losses, especially for the less leveraged of the two funds, were worse than . . .more...

Is now a good time to put some wealth into gold coins?

It is probably time to buy some more . . .more...

Why is gold real wealth and the worlds best wealth protection?

Gold will be wealth in 2030 or 2040 or 2050 . . .more...

Could wealth held in stocks be in for a shocker?

We're now moving into what could be a doubly-dangerous period . . .more...

Will the government's massive deficit spending and increasing debt actually eat up wealth?

As the debt of the US grows ever larger, the inflation process also . . .more...

Does the real estate meltdown and eroding stock values warrant concern?

Bernanke may be finding his optimism on consumer spending dented after the rout . . .more...

What can investors do when equities are overvalued?

One area that is outisde the greedy hands of government is the area of real money -- gold.more...

Is anyone in Congress NOT hiding the Fed's devaluation of savings and purchasing power?

The dollar loses value as the direct result of the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury increasing...more...

Will America and the world pay a painful price for a delayed drop in the Dollar?

A further drop is likely as the American economy slows . . .more...

Why does the weak housing market lead to a falling dollar and strong gold?

Most people don't realize it, but rising gold is a form of dollar-devaluation . . .more...

Why should I have my wealth in gold right now?

If the dollar was to tumble, it would be tumbling against the other major currencies . . .more...

Why use gold to preserve wealth?

I can tell you this -- gold has outlasted every fiat currency . . .more...

How would gold help if the economy slows down dramatically?

If the US goes into a deep recesssion . . . gold could go to the moon.more...

Why will wealthy and knowledgeable investors move to tangibles and areas of intrinsic value?

The era of "too much paper" is slowly giving way to the era of "intrinsic values" . . .more...

How do you explain gold's relentless rise?

Besides a forecast of coming inflation, what could gold be telling us?more...

Isn't government the "friend of the people?"

It's sad, it's inexcusable, it's unpardonable, but what we're seeing is our own government . . .more...

What will happen to Dollar-denominated securities if the Dollar goes into a tailspin?

The Fed hopes to keep the process of dollar deterioration going slowly . . .more...

Why is one of the world's top investment gurus staying with T-Bills and physical gold right now?

Fighting the market when the action isn't going the way you want it to is a sure ticket to . . .more...

What lies ahead for equities, real estate and gold?

I maintain that the recent non-confirmation by the Dow was a classic warning that something is . . .more...

Will the Dollar devalue as government spending goes unchecked?

No currency can hold up long-term in the face of this kind of wild, almost insane . . .more...

Is an end to the asset bubble in housing cause for a recession?

The market value of residential real estate in the US is now equal to nearly 200 per cent of . . .more...

Why will the precious metals boom of this decade surpass the 1970s?

When gold rises as it is now doing, it's telling us that our so-called money . . .more...

Why is gold the hot market, and why is the public missing it?

Get real -- gold is rising because the central banks of the world are destroying what's left of . .more...

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