How Blockchain Is Changing Gold Contracts

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The blockchain technology has disrupted several industries, and gold is no exception. Jon Deane, a former investment manager and the CEO of Infinigold, argues why tokenized gold is the future for long-term holding in the digital era. This week in our Discovery Group segment, we interview the CEO of Fireweed Zinc (TSX-V: FWZ), Brandon Macdonald,… Read More

Mainstream media acknowledges China will likely compel Saudi’s to sell oil in RMB, causing major hit to dollar and Petrodollar

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In an interview on CNBC on Oct. 11, economist Carl Weinberg told the business network that China is going to compel Saudi Arabia to sell them their oil in the Yuan currency, which will have a serious consequence to the dollar and the Petrodollar system.
Beijing is likely to “compel” Saudi Arabia to sell crude oil in yuan, and others will follow, according to the chief economist and managing director at High Frequency Economics Carl Weinberg. This will hit the US dollar, he says. In an interview with CNBC Weinberg said China has become a key player in the oil market since overtaking the US to become the world's largest importer. Saudi Arabia has “to pay attention to this because even as much as one or two years from now, Chinese demand will dwarf US demand,”Weinberg told the media.
“I believe that yuan pricing of oil is coming and as soon as the Saudis move to accept it — as the Chinese will compel them to do — then the rest of the oil market will move along with them,” he added. A..

Socionomics 101: Steven Hochberg Reads the Mood of the Market

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Humans are pack animals, and they are vulnerable to the moods of the crowd. Socionomics is the study of crowd dynamics and how they impact markets. Steven Hochberg has been studying and applying this for many years with Elliott Wave International, and in this episode he drills down into this field and addresses many of… Read More

The Unstoppable Rise of Gold as Money

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Jay Taylor is a gold bug going back decades, and he foresees a rocky path and inevitable debasement ahead for fiat currencies. Even if the formal gold standard is gone, gold offers both asset protection and, with digitization, an ever more convenient medium of exchange. Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/the-unstoppable-rise-of-gold-as-money/.

New Index Reveals Best States to Raise a Family

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Scott Moody and his wife Wendy Warcholik are the proud parents of five children, and they chose to raise them in New Hampshire, particularly because of the favorable economic environment. However, as they saw the demographic decline of New England, they became aware of many more ingredients that went into making healthy families. Thus they… Read More

Jenna Robinson: The Higher-Education Arms Race

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University tuition rates across the United States have rocketed upward in recent decades, but that has been to pay for more administrative staff, not more tenured faculty. As campuses offer bells and whistles, the public are growing more skeptical of conventional higher education, and Jenna Robinson tells us why. She holds a PhD in political… Read More

Tone Vays: Demystifying the Blockchain, Avoiding Digital Snake Oil

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Tone Vays is an independent analyst of bitcoin and a former contributor to Brave New Coin and the Coin Telegraph. An outspoken critic of many “blockchain” initiatives, he cuts through the sales pitches. Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/tone-vays-demystifying-the-blockchain-avoiding-digital-snake-oil/.

Steve Hanke: How Venezuela Joined the Hyperinflation Club

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Steve Hanke is perhaps the world’s leading inflation researcher, and on Monday he announced that Venezuela had crossed the Rubicon and entered hyperinflation territory. That is a price level rising faster than 50 percent in a single month, and it has been achieved by fewer than 60 nations in recorded history. Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/steve-hanke-how-venezuela-joined-the-hyperinflation-club/.

José Azel: Investing in Cuba Is Absolutely Nuts

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José Azel is an old friend and my mentor on Cuba. We first met years ago in Miami, and then he was the chief instructor when I completed the certificate program at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies. An accomplished author and columnist, he joins me to explain what, if anything, can be made… Read More

Jayant Bhandari: India’s Economic Suicide

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The Indian prime minister has banned all currency worth more than about one US dollar. Jayant Bhandari explains how this, combined with prohibitions on gold sales, is an economic death wish. Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/jayant-bhandari-indias-economic-suicide/.

Chris Powell: Paper Gold Is the Elephant in the Room

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Chris Powell has for the past two decades documented and followed manipulation of the gold market by central banks and large financial intermediaries. In particular, he says the nominal supply on paper vastly outstrips the real supply of physical gold, and that suppresses the price of the precious metal. Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/chris-powell-paper-gold-is-the-elephant-in-the-room/.

Why Bitcoin Is Here to Stay (laBITconf)

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Three guests from the Latin American Bitcoin Conference offer their explanations for the why, what, and how of bitcoin: Tone Vays, Michael Dupree, and Juan Llanos. Show notes: http://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/why-bitcoin-is-here-to-stay-labitconf/.

Mark Skousen: Investing in One Lesson

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Mark Skousen is author of ‘Investing in One Lesson’ and a regular attendee at the New Orleans Investment Conference. He and I sat down for a chat about his book, which I recently reviewed on my personal blog.