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The Two Most Important Reasons To Invest In Gold & Silver

As the markets and financial system continue to be propped up by an ever-increasing amount of debt and leverage, precious metals investors need to understand the two most important reasons to invest in gold and silver. While one of the reasons to own precious metals is understood by many in the alternative media community, the more important critical factor is not.

The motivation to write this article is due to the increasing amount of negative sentiment and comments in regards to precious metals analysis and investing. There’s a very interesting notion put forth by many commenters that the precious metals analysts and dealers are the frauds and charlatans, not Wall Street or the Central Banks. I imagine they believe this because gold and silver prices haven’t performed as forecast or compared to the insanely inflated stock, real estate, and crypto markets. Continue reading

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Bitcoins, Beer and the Student Loan Disaster

How much of this should the American taxpayer subsidize?

A large percentage of the $1.48 trillion student loan debt accumulated by Americans was never spent on tuition at all. Instead, much of that money went towards everything from beer, Bitcoin, spring break shenanigans and exotic reptiles.

More than one in five; or 21.2% of college students, surveyed by The Student Loan Report admitted to spending student loan money on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC). That speculation is risky because Bitcoins lost almost 65% of their value between December 2017 and April 2018. A Bitcoin was trading at $19,205.11 on December 17, 2017, and $6,701.40 on April 5, 2018, data from Coinbase indicates. Continue reading

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401(k) lawsuits are surging. Here’s what it means for you

Lawsuits may lead to lower fees, but may also stifle innovation.

Litigation related to 401(k) plans — which had declined after the Great Recession — has surged again recently. Over 100 new 401(k) complaints were filed in 2016-17, the highest two-year total since 2008-09. A recent study explores the causes and potential consequences of this litigation. Continue reading

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The 3 Stage Housing Bubble Collapse

Most Americans don’t know, but the housing market is heading toward another epic bubble. However, the bubble forming today is much different than the subprime housing meltdown in 2007. Back in 2007, there was an oversupply of homes, whereas today there is a shortage. With more buyers than sellers bidding up prices, the U.S. median home price value hit a new record high of $338,000 at the end of 2017.

Unfortunately, wages have not kept up with rising home values. For example, the average hourly earnings have only increased 21% since 2009. However, the U.S. median home price $330,000 in Q1 2018 is 53% higher… Continue reading

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A Cashless Society – It is Coming

You love your credit cards, right? Handy and easy, you just whip it out and purchase whatever you want. No cash; no hassle. And everyone makes it so easy for you

Before you bask in all this convenience, consider just who is gaining from this war on cash.  Continue reading

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High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Garret Morgan is training as an ironworker near Seattle and already has a job that pays him $50,000 a year. – Sy Bean/The Hechinger Report

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor’s degree.

“All through my life it was, ‘if you don’t go to college you’re going to end up on the streets,’ ” Morgan said. “Everybody’s so gung-ho about going to college.”

So he tried it for a while. Then he quit and started training as an ironworker, which is what he is doing on a weekday morning in a nondescript high-ceilinged building with a concrete floor in an industrial park near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Morgan and several other men and women are dressed in work boots, hard hats and Carhartt’s, clipped to safety harnesses with heavy wrenches hanging from their belts. They’re being timed as they wrestle 600-pound I-beams into place. Continue reading

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32¢ on the Dollar and Getting Screwed Faaaaaast!

Originally published on the Federal Observer, April 21, 2009. Maybe it’s coming ’round again. ~ J.B.

April 21, 2009 – You spend your entire adult life living life the right way. You buy a car on ‘time’, you pay your debt. You get retail store credit cards, such as JC Penney, Sears, Best Buy, etc – you pay your bills on time or before they are due.

You purchase your first home in 1972, another in the Spring of ’76, sell it and buy another in the Fall of the same year. In ’79 your daughter is born, you pay the bill to the hospital because you have no insurance and you buy another house, and then another in ’80 and ’85, move to the Valley of the Scum in ’’90 and buy another house, and another in 2003, sell it in 21 months and make a killing, and buy another in 2005.  Continue reading

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Wisconsin and Welfare: Work Works

“It’s so evident that work is the only way to get people out of poverty.”

‘Savin’ nickels, savin’ dimes, workin’ ’til the sun don’t shine…’ – Maudib/Getty Images

Chris Kapenga, a Wisconsin state senator, said the sentence above in regard to welfare reform legislation recently passed in the Badger State. “We’re going to help people get 30 hours of work and move them closer to being self-sustained.”
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Dateline: May 3, 2018


Take It To the Limit, One More Time – Said the Joker to the Thief
What recovery? And for whom? When did that happen? Oh The Recovery™. Riiiight…. (Continue to full article)

Gold In the Era of Financial Virtual Reality
…and just what IS reality??? So how has gold performed in this financial virtual reality? The short answer is surprising well… (Continue to full article)

The Fed Boosts Wall Street Not Main Street
‘Take it to the limit, one more time’ (Continue to full article)

Collusion: How Central Banks Rigged the World Review
By hook AND by Crook… (Continue to full article)

Gold And Silver: Sell In May And Go Away? Not Exactly
It’s easy to dismiss seasonality in the price of a tradable asset. After all, if supply and demand fluctuate regularly you’d think the resulting arbitrage would attract enough traders to smooth out prices. But that’s apparently not the case with gold and silver. Call Kettle Moraine at 623-327-1778 today and we’ll work hard to get you the most silver for the least amount of money – in the strictest of privacy. That’s 623 – 327 – 1778… (Continue to full article)

Silver Trend Is Inevitable In Its Outcome
Supply and demand trends are clearly poised to continue tightening the silver market and when the next crisis hits the silver price will be significantly impacted by this trend. It may not happen this year, but… Call Kettle Moraine at 623-327-1778 today and we’ll work hard to get you the most silver for the least amount of money – in the strictest of privacy. That’s 623 – 327 – 1778… (Continue to full article)

Skyrocketing Debt Cannot Be Supported By Money Printing Forever
Something is eventually going to have to give. The United State’s debt which has shot up over $21 trillion dollars cannot be sustained by printing money forever, says a financial analyst. According to TeleTradeBel analyst Mikhail Grachev, the US debt, supported by the printing of dollars could be coming to an end… (Continue to full article)

It’s Going To Be A Blood Bath” As The Dow Drops To 5,000
It’s over. Next comes a bloody, multi-year grind down in the stock market, and President Trump will be blamed for it. Here’s why…… (Continue to full article)

The Seven Pillars of Gold
7 reasons why gold prices are geared to rise…a prime setup for buying power to rush into the precious metal space….. (Continue to full article)

What EVERYBODY Needs To Know About Silver And The United States Dollar
What if you knew that we’ve been hoodwinked to allow the theft of our wages, savings, and retirements, by unconstitutional… (Continue to full article)

Investors Should Take Advantage Of the Gold Price NOW!
The safe haven qualities of gold have brought it firmly back into the spotlight this year… (Continue to full article)

“They Know What’s Going To Happen”
Governments And Big Banks Are Stockpiling Gold Ahead Of Massive Economic Collapse… (Continue to full article)

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