Marshall Swing: Return of the Gold Standard in 2016 After Global Financial Crash in 2015

We are going to get a gold standard probably in 2016 after the world wide economic crash of 2015.
But, between the crash of late 2015 and the implementation of the gold standard, there is going to be civil disobedience on a scale never before seen in the history of man.
The preppers are going to get the thing they have feared most and have been preparing for many decades.
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Steve Forbes Explains How the US Would Prosper Under a Return to the Gold Standard

LaurenLysterSteveForbesIt appears that Austrian economics are beginning to make head-way into the mainstream.
In this excellent interview with Yahoo Finance’s Lauren Lyster, Steve Forbes makes the case for a return to the gold standard, and how a return to strong money is the only viable solution to prevent the complete destruction of the dollar.
Forbes’ full interview with the lovely Lauren Lyster is below:  [Read more...]

Jim Willie: “We’re Watching a Systemic Breakdown, & the Death of a Nation!”

The EndIn this MUST LISTEN interview with Finance & Liberty, Hat Trick Letter editor Jim Willie explains why the Eastern world will stop using the U.S. dollar and return to a gold standard, and goes on an Epic Rant regarding the control that the banksters currently hold over the US & Western financial system. 
Willie states that “We’re watching a systemic breakdown, & the death of a nation” and that the current SATANIC SYSTEM is coming to a sudden end. 
Willie’s full interview is below:
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Are ‘dollar bugs’ insane?

Chinese goldIf you are a “dollar bug” you DO have “full faith” in the credit worthiness of the U.S. government. If you are a “gold bug,” you don’t.  
Two groups. Two ways of looking at the world. It’s this simple. 
To quote the great Billy Joel, when it comes to whether you are a believer in the U.S. dollar or gold, it’s a matter of trust. 

I trust gold a lot more than I trust the people who print paper dollars. [Read more...]

Jim Willie: The Climax Finale of the Petro-Dollar to Arrive in 2014!

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.
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The Blueprint to Ending the Fed!

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Congressional candidate Dennis Linthicum joins Metals & Markets to discuss the blueprint to ending the Fed, as well as:

The SD Weekly Metals & Markets With special guest Dennis Linthicum is below: [Read more...]

Jim Willie: Fed Has Lost Control, Systemic Failure Flashing Warning Signals Now!

Jim SinclairThe US Federal Reserve has been printing money since 2011 to cover USGovt debt securities in a frenetic manner. They have lost control. They call it stimulus, when it is actually the opposite. It does assist the speculators with nearly zero cost money to borrow, but one must be a club member to win loan grants. The Quantitative Easing programs are deceptive. When the program was initially announced, the Jackass claimed it would be part of an endless sequence. With QE1 and QE2 and Operation Twist and QE3, following the failed trial balloon called Taper Talk, it is quite clear to anyone with an active brain stem and absent rose colored glasses that the USFed is caught in a trap called QE to Infinity. It is not stimulative. Instead, the uncontrollable bond monetization causes capital destruction. It causes economic degradation. It causes lost jobs and vanished income. It is a gigantic wet blanket to smother and destroy the USEconomy slowly, amidst unending propaganda. QE is the device that will result in Systemic Failure, which is already flashing signals of its arrival. [Read more...]

ANTAL FEKETE: THE US IS THE NEW FALLING ROMAN EMPIRE

snapThe Roman Empire represented the height of scientific knowledge of its time, yet it succumbed to the temptation of monetary debasement that was the paramount cause of its downfall.
Likewise, the U.S. represents the height of scientific knowledge of our age, but this did not protect it against the quackery of Keynesianism and Friedman-style monetarism. If we escape disaster this time, it will be by the skin of our teeth. [Read more...]

The Other Side of the Matrix: Economic Secrets and Your Survival in the Next Financial Crisis

matrix red blueA Guest Post Submission by an ex-career banker:

The history of US finance and economy is a complex saga involving multi-generational interchanges in cycles between gold backed currency and fiat currency. There has been a turbulent and ongoing war.
Banksters thrive spectacularly when fiat currencies are in place. If you think gold is suspicious or worthless then the Banksters have done a real job on you.
America is bankrupt. Additionally so is most of Europe and Japan. China’s debt printing is more sizable than the US. Additionally China’s shadow banking debt levels near double official figures to the comparative total percentages of Japan and Italy.
Assets have been rehypothecated to an unbelievable extent. This means that assets have been resold multiple times to numerous owners.  There is a day of reckoning approaching where people who think they have assets (paper) will learn there is nothing there. 

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The End Of Bretton Woods And The Race To The Bottom, 1971

Nixon kissingerBefore 1971 the US dollar was pegged to gold, and foreign countries held dollars in reserve because the US had promised they were “as good as gold”.
The dollar came under pressure because the US money supply grew, but they insisted to keep the gold price at $35. Many European countries were redeeming their dollars for gold, because the dollar was overvalued relative to gold.
By the end of the 1970′s currency war, the dollar had lost more than 50 % of its value in 1981. Devaluation can be a short term fix but, but causes long term problems. [Read more...]

Freegold: Why Even Gold Standards Are Destined to Fail

gold eagleLinking gold to a currency is always doomed to fail. The expansion of the money supply through bank lending and government deficit spending puts pressure on a fixed gold price, a pressure which can only be released by either revaluing gold at a higher price (from $20,67 to $35 per troy ounce in 1934) or by selling gold (London Gold Pool during the sixties). There is no discipline in a gold standard which links gold to the currency, it is just a matter of time before we can all agree it has failed. How long such a gold standard can live depends on the price at which the gold is fixed, how much gold there is in the vault to back up the currency and how fast the supply of currency expands. The only certainty is that it will fail sooner of later. [Read more...]

The Big Reset: Why China Bought JPMorgan’s Gold Vault

NYC-view02-China-WEBThe office building of JPMorgan with its largest private gold vaults at Chase Manhattan Plaza, opposite to the New York Federal Reserve building, has been recently sold to the Chinese.
This indicates the US and China seem to be working together in advance towards a global currency reset whereby the US, Europe and China will back the SDR’s with their gold reserves so the dollar can be replaced.
We have now arrived at the point where it is not the banks, but the countries themselves that are getting in serious financial trouble.
The idea that we can ‘grow our way back’ out of debt is naive. The current solution to ‘park’ debts on to the balance sheets of central banks is just an interim solution.
A global debt restructuring will be needed. This will include a new global reserve system to replace the current failing dollar system, probably before 2020.
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China Accumulates Gold For The “World Dream”

China goldDuring the span of the 100 years in which the gold standard was established, the world economy was quite stable- there was no inflation, and wealth distribution was very fair. Every country who participated benefited a great deal from it. 
The world financial crisis in 2008 is the worst financial crisis in history. We haven’t yet found an alternative to gold which can play a better stabilizing role under these circumstances. We have been trying- for example, we found this thing called SDRs, but SDRs have their limitations. It’s impossible for SDRs to play the same stabilizing effect as gold.
President Xi has proposed the Chinese dream. In the process of chasing a “World Dream” through the pursuit of gold, we aspire to seek peaceful development in the world.
In this process, we still haven’t found a stability factor which is inherent in the system. Since gold had played a stable role in the process of human development, we will put focus on it. 
We think gold will continue to draw much attention from the whole world. - Zu He Liang [Read more...]

Jim Willie: Return of the Gold Standard is Near!

Jim Willie goldThe next year will feature many powerful new effects. The Indirect Exchange will become a prominent fixture, its channel filled. It will direct many $billions in USTreasury Bonds from large scale asset acquisitions by Eastern and BRICS players, sent back to New York and London. The payments for the asset purchases will be done in USTBonds, as the Eastern entities dump them as fast as they can before the great devaluation.
At the same time, the Russians & Chinese will be busy conducting indirect audits of the Wall Street and USFed themselves. By becoming the landlord at the JPMorgan gold vaults, the Manhattan metals warehouses, and the Platt energy offices, they can push aside the corrupt gold and oil market interventions.  They can realize a capital gain in the 15,000 tons of gold sitting as reserves at the Peoples Bank of China, more than enough to offset USTBond writedowns. The year 2014 will see important changes in the bond market, gold market, oil market, and currency market.
But the biggest shock waves will come from the currency reset followed by the introduction of the Gold Trade Settlement. The return of the Gold Standard is near, but it will arrive on the trade vehicles, not the FOREX currency or SWIFT bank platforms. It will feature the Gold Trade Note, used as letter of credit.
It will feature the BRICS central bank, where emerging market reserves held in USTBonds and other toxic sovereign bonds will be redeemed for Gold bullion.
The year 2014 will see important changes to global trade, in a major Paradigm Shift.
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What is a Gold Standard?

gold standardAs the head of our Central Bank this year admitted he “does not understand gold”, and the MSM continues to claim it is a “barbarous relic” perhaps a historical review of the gold standard is in order.
Before 1974, U.S. dollars were backed by gold. This meant that the federal government could not print more money than it could redeem for gold. While this constrained the federal government, it also provided citizens with a relatively stable purchasing power for goods and services. Today’s paper currency has no intrinsic value.
It is not based on the value of gold or anything else. Under a gold standard, inflation was really limited. With floating value, or fiat, currency, however, some countries have seen inflation reach extremely high levels—sometimes enough to lead to economic collapse. Gold standards have historically provided more stable currencies with lower inflation than fiat currency. In this excellent 4 minute clip Professor Larry White asks: Should the United States return to a gold standard? [Read more...]