fire contagionLast Friday, June 26, was D Day.  That was the last day a person in Greece, for all intents and purposes, had the banking freedom we take for granted here in the US.  Today the Greek people are now stuck in a burning barn, finding out that the system they relied on is broken.  If there is not even a small reset, sometime within a week or two, there will be riots when food and gasoline are gone.
The Greeks had many options before June 26 2015. 

One day the stores and gas stations were full: The next day they were empty.
Systems fail slowly at first and then very quickly. You must be aware of the warning signs of systemic failure.
Being 6 months early beats being 1 day late.

hyperinflationWhat I believe we will see is what we have always seen as a final result of fiat currencies, a collapse of confidence. Call it what you want, a deflationary collapse, or hyperinflation, the end result will be “confidence” in the U.S. dollar will collapse.
A break in the confidence of fiat currency will end with many currencies being replaced, this is a major part of your coming “re-set”.
Ask yourself this, in a financial collapse, “what will be safe”?  Will your bank, broker or insurance company be safe, or even still solvent? Will our over indebted government be safe?
Will the pieces of paper or digital credits issued by this “safe” government and held by your “safe” institution …really be safe?

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GoldJames Turk joins us this week for a MUST LISTEN Memorial Day show discussing:

  • Silver Has Been in Backwardation Since JanuaryNo One Wants the Counter-Party Risk!
  • The writing is on the wall for Greece- Bail-in appears inevitable! 
  • When Greece is bailed-in, Will Contagion Rip Across the Banking Systems of France, Italy and Spain?
  • Turk Explains Why Fiat Currency is Coming to a Conclusion
  • Governments Will Come Back to Gold Either Willingly, or Kicking and Screaming!
  • When the Big Black Swan hits, Will Americans Finally Wake Up to the Encroachment of Fascism? 
  • Why it is Prudent to Protect Your Wealth With THINGS…Not Promises! 
  • Turk Explains Why Buying Gold Today at $1200 is Better Than Buying Gold at $35 in 1971!The SD Weekly Metals & Markets With The Doc, Eric Dubin, & James Turk is below:

The absolutely stunning decision by the Swiss National Bank to decouple from the euro has triggered billions of dollars worth of losses all over the globe. 
Citigroup and Deutsche Bank both say that their losses were somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 million dollars, a major hedge fund that had 830 million dollars in assets at the end of December has been forced to shut down, and several major global currency trading firms have announced that they are now insolvent.
And these are just the losses that we know about so far.  It will be many months before the full scope of the financial devastation caused by the Swiss National Bank is fully revealed.  But of course the same thing could be said about the crash in the price of oil that we have witnessed in recent weeks.  These two “black swan events” have set financial dominoes in motion all over the globe. 
At this point we can only guess how bad the financial devastation will ultimately be…

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Recent evidence points increasingly towards global economic contraction.
Parts of the Eurozone are in great difficulty, and only last weekend S&P the rating agency warned that Greece will default on its debts “at some point in the next fifteen months”.   Japan is collapsing under the wealth-destruction of Abenomics. China is juggling with a debt bubble that threatens to implode. The US tells us through government statistics that their outlook is promising, but the reality is very different with one-third of employable adults not working; furthermore the GDP deflator is significantly greater than officially admitted. And the UK is financially over-geared and over-dependent on a failing Eurozone.
It seems likely that a change in trend for the gold price in western capital markets will be a component part of a wider reset for all financial markets, because it will signal a change in perceptions of risk for bonds and currencies.
With a growing realisation that the great welfare economies are all sliding into a slump, the moment for this reset has moved an important step closer.

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Iceland’s currency collapse is not an isolated event.  The purchasing power of a fiat currency varies constantly, even to the point of losing it altogether. The truth of the matter is the utility of a fiat currency is entirely dependent on the subjective opinions of individuals expressed through markets, and has nothing to do with a mechanical quantity relationship.
In this respect, merely the potential for unlimited currency issuance or a change in perceptions of the issuer’s financial stability, as Iceland discovered, can be enough to destabilize it.

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The Paradigm Shift has reached a higher gear.  The danger and risk levels have gone to critical levels.  The risk of economic destruction has gone into recognizable critical levels.
The Emperor’s court is showing critical internal defections.  The biggest ray of light comes from Germany, which shows important signs of refusal to permit its economic destruction in order to suit the elite plans of a grander fascist state.  The Germans have suffered hyper inflation before, and will not again.  The Germans have suffered a national calamity from an integrated fascist state, and will not again.  It is becoming excruciatingly clear that the Global Axis of Fascism is the US, UK, and its leash holder in the SouthEast Mediterranean.  The entire global system has reached the critical phase. The breakdown phase is accelerating.
 The Russian sanctions have an obvious whiplash of severe impact to the US and Europe.  The whiplash impact to the US is to expose the USDollar as a corrupted cancerous currency, for which coerced war and economic suicide are the high cost of continued support.
The USGovt is left with no more options than war, since the financial front has been lost to insolvency, market interference, bond fraud, and leveraged corruption.
A climax is fast approaching.  The USDollar is stuck in the implosion stage.  The USDollar will be rejected, the climax a Weimar implosion of the currency. 
The King Dollar has been wrecked, knocked off its throne, never to return to prestige.

Image: Jonny O'Callaghan

“Everyone in the country was in shock.   People’s net worth had devalued more than 53% overnight.”

Looking back, it was so obvious.  But most people ignored the warning signs following the government’s reassurances that all would be well… It’s human nature to want to believe that everything is going to be OK.
Are we so different today?
Looking back, it’s all going to seem so obvious.   If a major, global currency crisis hits within the next 12-months, people will think, “How did I not see that coming?

Unfortunately by then it will be too late.

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On this MUST WATCH interview of Sprott’s Ask the Expert, The Dollar Vigilante’s Jeff Berwick discusses Japan’s plans to double the Yen’s money supply in the next two years- a plan Berwick describes as “textbook hyperinflation“,  and how the Fed will OUTPRINT the Japanese, meaning nothing but inflation and hyperinflation is on the horizon for the US.
With half of the US population dependent on the US gov’t, Berwick states the coming collapse of the dollar will be unlike anything the world has ever seen as the US gov’t hyperinflates the dollar to unimaginable levels. 

Full interview is below: 

The existing dollar-centric system is not in the favor of most of the new powers of the world…and they are rapidly moving to reduce their dependence on the dollar.
If $12+ trillion is no longer needed as reserves for international settlement – where does that money go?  Well, a relatively small reduction in dollar trade replaced by Yuan, Ruble, Real, etc. (say 5%-10% over 2014) would free up $600 B to $1.2 T to move where dollars are still readily accepted…the US of A.    Typically, these dollars would be levered up (say conservatively 5x’s)…and voila, $3 trillion to $6 trillion of purchasing power is introduced to America in 2014.  Things like stocks, bonds, and Real Estate would be very positively pushed higher and higher (rents, insurance, etc. would also be unwelcomingly pushed higher as wages remain flat due to structural unemployment issues.
But let’s say in 2015 the pace of BRICS non-dollar trade continues expanding and international settlement in non-dollars grows by 10% to 20%…and 10% to 20% of dollars are no longer needed as reserves to buy oil, wheat, finance trade, etc.   This is about $1.2 trillion to $2.4 trillion formerly held reserves cleared to go looking for their home…the US$1.2 trillion to $2.4 trillion levered again very conservatively @ 5x’s is $6 trillion to $12 trillion in “hot” money looking for assets.  With just a fraction of all the inflation the US exported over the ’71-present period coming home…this creates what amounts to a hyperinflationary-monetary dollar overdose in America.
Once these things start, they create a momentum of their own and eventually a likely counter by the administration to freeze out these dollars and the likely panic this ensues both domestically and internationally.

jim willieIn this MUST WATCH interview with Finance & Liberty’s Elijah Johnson, Jim Willie breaks down his explosive prediction that Germany is in the process of pivoting east to join the Russian/Chinese/ BRIC alliance, and abandoning the fiat US dollar currency regime.
Willie states that WE HAVE REACHED THE END OF THE US DOLLAR REGIME!
The dollar is going to be rejected on the global stage, and the majority of Americans won’t even know it!

Jim Willie’s full interview on the end of the Petro-Dollar Regime is below: 

Jim Rickards ChinaJames Rickards has been quite vocal in his view that the price of gold is headed much higher.  Yet, in the same breath he aggressively promotes the  idea of using the IMF SDR to replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.
There’s two reasons for this.  First, if you study Rickard’s background going all the way back to his role in the Iran hostage crisis, you’ll see that he’s been lifetime “front man” for the most powerful interest groups that control this country behind the scenes.  First and foremost he’s a front-man for the Pentagon.
I’ve been told separately, independently from two different sources that the elite insiders in the Department of Defense know that the demise of the dollar is inevitable…. and that there’s nothing that can be done to prevent it.

collapseIt’s time to once again document the collapse with gold expert Alasdair MacLeod. We recount the Friday May 2nd completely bogus jobs report which claims that the unemployment rate in the United States has fallen from 6.7% to 6.3%, despite 800,000 Americans “LEAVING THE WORKFORCE” because they CAN’T find meaningful employment!
It’s just lies on lies compounded by more lies and Alasdair says, “We are beginning to see total systematic collapse” taking shape. We also discuss precious metals: Including the off-the-charts demand for Canadian silver Maples sales, Jeffrey Christian’s latest falsehoods, the dwindling “secret silver stockpile” and much more.

Some significant events are extremely likely to occur soon, which will change the American and Western landscape permanently. The confidence in the system will vanish quickly. The gold investors will be given a bolstered hope and much encouragement. The changes will hit like a storm, slow at first, the process already having begun. The storm will accelerate, the time between highly disruptive events to quicken.
The protection is with Gold & Silver bars & coins. The solution is not to be found at the doorstep of central banks, since they are the perpetrators of the systemic ruin. They escape prosecution since they appoint the prosecutors. The solution is a return to the Gold Standard, the introduction of new gold-backed currencies, the installation of new banking systems instead of SWIFT, and the construction of free trade zones. They will all be put in place, led by the Eastern superpowers.  The Gold Trade Standard will return
The following are some likely actual change agent factors, agents, and events, which could happen before year 2014 ends. 
2014 will not end as it began.

GOLD IN UKRAINE CURRENCY SURGES ANOTHER 7% THIS WEEK – COLLAPSE CONTINUES
This is particularly evident in Ukraine where the economy is nearing collapse and the currency is in free fall. The Hryvnia has been the world’s worst performing currency in 2014.
The charts below gives an indication as to the terrifying magnitude and speed of the recent decline in the value of the currency. This week alone the currency has fallen by 7% against gold or gold per ounce has risen from 15,669 hryvnia per ounce at open on Monday to 16,880 hryvnia per ounce today.

Jim Willie goldOur analysis is that the Ukrainian crisis was triggered by the U.S. deep state in preparation for the introduction of the next reorganization of the international monetary and financial system.  This is to retain the EU in the area of U.S. domination.  
The only remaining choice for American decision-makers are the following, as they are standing with their back to the wall:

Real estate expert Fabian Calvo thinks the recent standoff between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy is about much more than grazing rights.  Even though this standoff is over, we find out It’s really about sweetheart deals for federal land.  Calvo says, “The hair on the back of my neck stood up when I was doing research for this and speaking to some of my contacts on Wall Street.  The BLM is part of the Department of the Interior, and look at what they have been doing?  Through the BLM, the Department of the Interior has been confiscating land and going after land, for example, in the high desert in California and all over the place.  What I am hearing is they are categorizing this land for future collateralization or to sell off.  In the Weimar (Germany) hyperinflation, after the hyperinflation, what did they back their currency with?  They backed it with mortgages and they backed it with land.  This is a total possibility here in America, but here’s the part that is more sinister and crazy.  The Department of the Interior and BLM have been providing sweetheart deals for Chinese investors
In order to not have them dump our debt, we’re basically allowing them, through the Department of the Interior who is stealing rancher land and killing their cattle, they are selling out America. 

Ruble hyperinflateWith the Ruble down 11% vs the dollar in just the past few weeks (while the dollar is rolling over itself, plunging through 80 on the USDX) a reader has drawn our attention to the Hanke-Krus hyperinflation table of the top hyper-inflations in modern history.
With 15 occurrences of prices doubling in under 50 days, including the 1993 hyperinflation in which the monthly inflation rate hit 438%, it appears that the ruble has more lives than a cat.  
Will the imminent US/EU sanctions (which could have equally drastic implications for the USD when Putin retaliates by accepting any currency other than the USD for gas & oil) send the Ruble into its 16th hyperinflation in modern history? 

alertIn this interview with Karen Hudes, Professor Antal Fekete discusses the “red alert” for collapse of fiat currency – gold backwardation as measured on spot and futures markets, an end of bullion leasing in July 2013, and disappearing gold from the Comex market. A power transition model, with 95% accuracy, predicts that gold in the global collateral account, “cloaked in secrecy” is coming out of hiding for its legal beneficiaries–humanity.

This time, the Federal Reserve has created a truly global problem.  A big chunk of the trillions of dollars that it pumped into the financial system over the past several years has flowed into emerging markets.  But now that the Fed has decided to begin “the taper”, investors see it as a sign to pull the “hot money” out of emerging markets as rapidly as possible.  This is causing currencies to collapse and interest rates to soar all over the planet.  Argentina, Turkey, South Africa, Ukraine, Chile, Indonesia, Venezuela, India, Brazil, Taiwan and Malaysia are just some of the emerging markets that have been hit hard so far.  In fact, last week emerging market currencies experienced the biggest decline that we have seen since the financial crisis of 2008.  And all of this chaos in emerging markets is seriously spooking Wall Street as well.  The Dow has fallen nearly 500 points over the last two trading sessions alone.  If the Federal Reserve opts to taper even more Wednesday, this currency crisis could rapidly turn into a complete and total currency collapse.
I hope that you are ready for what is coming next.

it begins collapseThe entire global financial system hurtles toward failure, which has been the quintessential Hat Trick Letter forecast since the year 2007, when numerous failure signals flashed red. The QE bond monetization by the USFed, joined by the other major central banks, has been adopted as permanent, just as forecasted in 2010. The ZIRP zero bound rate has been adopted as permanent also, just as forecasted in 2009. The consensus continues the totally incorrect viewpoint of monetary accommodation being stimulus, when it instead is killing capital and destroying the economy.
The systemic breakdown has become widely recognized.
Systemic failure and widespread sovereign bond default is no longer avoidable, nor is big bank failures. The breakdown failure will begin to occur in earnest, with acceleration, in year 2014.
The Global Currency Reset is a euphemism for the Return of the Gold Standard, which will seethe Gold Price will rise to $3000/oz.