Gold is a currency that you will see perform as the currency of choice. There is no doubt we are headed into a planetary Weimar experience to some degree.
Dollars are being created faster now than in any other period in history. The Fed and treasury are guaranteeing everything from money market funds to large corporate entities in one way or another.
The first valuation of worthless OTC derivatives via a public sale of these at .0875 to .02 cents shocked anyone with a brain. Now the downturn in business is hitting financial entities and shortly litigation will smoke whatever is left.
The FDIC is already yelling for additional and significant funding from congress as their capital contracts on every Friday’s bailout.
People expect things to return to normal in 2010. That is a fairy tale.
The Fed has only started creating money for bailouts. You saw what happened when they stepped away from Lehman. If you say you didn’t look out the window.
All these bailouts and Federal guarantees on credit items constitute a white wash on a falling economic structure going out of control and soon.
The out of control point of major planetary dislocation is between 14 and 89 days from now.
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Gold is the only viable insurance. The US dollar is not viable insurance because there is simply too much of it and that amount is growing every day. That makes the US dollar untrustworthy.
Gold is the only viable insurance. Clearly equities (with the exception of precious metals shares) are not.
Gold is the only viable insurance. US Treasury bills are not because the yelling at all the rating agencies in Washington today just might get US credit downgraded.
General commodities have been viable, but by nature they are too wild and from now on will be selective until Pakistan implodes and Weimar appears
Banks cannot offer insurance as they are in the main bankrupt.
Insurance companies cannot offer you sound insurance.
Money market funds are not insurance, making gold the only viable insurance.
Retirement programs are no longer insurance.
Jobs are no longer insurance as companies are run by lawyers and accountants.
Equity in your home is not insurance because it simply does not exist.
Your family is no longer insurance because they have the same problems you do.
The assumption your kids will take care of you in your old age is not viable insurance no matter what you think.
Gold has no liability attached to it and is therefore the only viable insurance.
Gold is universally exchangeable, making it the only viable insurance.
Gold has historically performed perfectly in maintaining buying power, making it the only viable insurance.
Gold is the only viable insurance because it is Honest Money.
Since gold is the only viable insurance and because everyone needs it, gold will trade at levels of at least $1200 and $1650.
I could go on but gold is all there is that will protect you from the White Wash being applied by the Fed and Treasury on a structure that is in fact in a free fall.
I am not the least concerned about gold and believe you should not be either as long as you have no margin and understand what gold really is: a currency and an insurance policy. There is no other viable insurance in this most unusual situation.
Please review the Formula as the US Federal Budget is going ballistic as the TIC report contracts like a turtle into its shell.
September 1, 2006
- First interest rates rise affecting the drivers of the US economy, housing, but before that auto production goes from bull to a bear markets.
- This impacts many other industries and the jobs report. An economy is either rising at a rising rate or business activity is falling at an increasing rate. That is economic law 101. There is no such thing in any market as a Plateau of Prosperity or Cinderella – Goldilocks situations.
- We have witnessed the Dow rise on economic news indicating deceleration of activity. This continues until major corporations announced poor earnings, making the Dow fall faster than it rose, moving it deeply into the red.
- The formula economically is inherent in #2 which is lower economic activity equals lower profits.
- Lower profits leads to lower Federal Tax revenues.
- Lower Federal tax revenues in the face of increased Federal spending causes geometric, not arithmetic, rises in the US Federal Budget deficit. This is also true for cities & States as it is for the Federal government.
- The increased US Federal Budget deficit in the face of a US Trade Deficit increases the US Current Account Deficit.
- The US Current Account Balance is the speedometer of the money exiting the US into world markets (deficit).
- It is this deficit that must be met by incoming investment in the US in any form. It could be anything from businesses, equities to Treasury instruments. We are already seeing a fall off in the situation of developing nations carrying the spending habits of industrial nations; a contradiction in terms.
- If the investment by non US entities fails to meet the exiting dollars by all means, then the US must turn within to finance the shortfall.
- Assuming the US turns inside to finance all maturities, interest rates will rise with the long term rates moving fastest regardless of prevailing business conditions.
- This will further contract business activity and start a downward spiral of unparalleled dimension because the size of US debt already issued is of unparalleled dimension.
Therefore as you get to #12 you are automatically right back at #1. This is an economic downward spiral.
I heard all this “slow business” as negative to gold talk in the 70s. It was totally wrong then. It will be exactly the same now.