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James Rickards: Do You Have Wealth or Electrons?

Do you have wealth or electrons? When James Rickards talks to extremely wealthy individuals about where they have invested their money, they typically answer that they own an array of stocks and bonds. Rickards response is always the same: “You don’t have wealth. You have electrons.” James Rickards is an American lawyer, economist, investment banker,…

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Why the Wealthy Own Gold

Today many of the world’s wealthy class own gold. What do they know that others don’t? It was billionaire tycoon JP Morgan who stated, “Gold is money; everything else is credit.” Most wealthy people don’t view physical gold as an investment, but as wealth preservation. They realize gold outperforms cash and other riskier assets when…

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Are Central Banks Hoarding Gold?

The World Gold Council published 2015 first quarter Gold Demand Trends and it’s true… central banks are hoarding gold. And they have been for 17 consecutive quarters. The chart below shows over the last several years, while the price of gold drifted lower and analysts and economists despised it, central banks around the world were…

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COMEX Available Gold Drops to All-Time Lows

The COMEX available gold inventories (those which are ready for delivery) are at an all-time low – under 170,000 ounces. Why is this alarming? First, the basics… What is the COMEX? It is the primary market for trading metals such as gold and silver. It was formerly known as the Commodity Exchange Inc, but merged…

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Why You Should Hold Gold

Here’s a great interview from the Stansberry Research website on why you should include physical gold in your portfolio. An Interview with Doug Casey …Gold is … grossly misunderstood by most people. To learn why gold is so valuable – and why it’s so important to own– we sat down with Doug Casey, chairman of…

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Not All Gold Is Equal. Know The Differences.

The World Gold Council categorizes the demand for gold into 4 sectors: 1. Jewelry –  About 50% of the world’s new consumption of gold is in jewelry with India and China as the two largest markets. Because gold is soft, jewelry makers must add other alloys to make them stronger. The lower the karat rating,…

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Matt Rettick on the Importance of Gold

Wake-up Audio Call March 12, 2015 with Matt Rettick Matt Rettick, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, was the guest speaker on a Wake-Up Call for Karatbars Affiliates hosted by Nadine and Dave.   Matt’s Short Bio Matt founded and ran three different financial services companies and has been called, “America’s Financial Insider”…

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Alan Greenspan Talks Up Gold

If there’s one person who understands U.S. monetary policy and its long-term effects on domestic and global affairs it would be former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, who served in that role for nearly two decades. Over the past several months Greenspan has shared his views on gold as money: First, in the October 2014…

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Seven Reasons You Should Save in Physical Gold

Although there are many reasons to save in physical gold, this video with captions from Weekly Wealth Digest at FutureMoneyTrends.com provides a list of seven. To sum up their seven reasons you should save in gold: It’s lawsuit proof. Gold is “off the books” when it comes to financial accounting. It has historically been used…

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The Secret World of Gold Documentary

No matter what your views on owning physical gold, this documentary, shown on History 2 and the National Geographic channels, reveals some interesting facts about the secret world of gold and where its heading. Here are some questions raised and mostly answered in this video: How is it possible that for every 100 ounces of…

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