My Dear Extended Family,
Things are happening very fast. I will announce one or two meetings shortly in Toronto for both corporate and reader related Q&A.
It is glaringly apparent that there is a strong move on to scare big money out of the banks that are trusted by the establishment and are "Too Big to Fail." Cash has been hoarded in these banks which does the bank nor the economy any good. This initiative, like most government plans, is absolutely sure to backfire hard.
There are two things to do immediately:
1. Get your money out of the "Too Big To Fails."
2. Increase your gold position.
The official 2013 Canadian budget contains an explicit provision that Canada will pursue the bail-in model for systemically important banks for future bank failures!
Titled ECONOMIC ACTION PLAN 2013
From Plan 2013 Page 144: (pg 154 of pdf)
“The Government also recognizes the need to manage the risks associated with systemically important banks—those banks whose distress or failure could cause a disruption to the financial system and, in turn, negative impacts on the economy. This requires strong prudential oversight and a robust set of options for resolving these institutions without the use of taxpayer funds, in the unlikely event that one becomes non-viable.”
From Plan 2013 Page 145: (pg 155 of pdf)
The Government proposes to implement a bail-in regime for systemically important banks. This regime will be designed to ensure that, in the unlikely event that a systemically important bank depletes its capital, the bank can be recapitalized and returned to viability through the very rapid conversion of certain bank liabilities into regulatory capital.
This will reduce risks for taxpayers. The Government will consult stakeholders on how best to implement a bail-in regime in Canada. Implementation timelines will allow for a smooth transition for affected institutions, investors and other market participants…
This risk management framework will limit the unfair advantage that could be gained by Canada’s systemically important banks through the mistaken belief by investors and other market participants that these institutions are “too big to fail".