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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Where are the best places in the world to store your physical gold, silver, and other precious metals

There are an infinite amount of analysts who have their own varying opinions on buying precious metals, and more importantly, how and where to store them.

Some through ignorance or agenda will swear by having their customers purchase gold through etf's or other paper securities, while others believe in the old axiom about property that says, if you don't hold it, you don't own it.

But with the world no longer being a place where it takes months versus hours to get from one location to another, and communications and access are just a Smartphone touchscreen away, the options available for you to buy gold in one place, and have it stored in another, is no longer a cumbersome process, and in many cases is the most prudent of measures.

Personally I believe in a five-fold diversification when it comes to precious metals and wealth protection.

1.  Have some cash on hand, outside the banking system

2.  Have some physical gold on hand

3.  Have some physical silver on hand as part of an investment plan

4.  Have the majority of your wealth outside of banks, and outside your local jurisdiction (offshore)

5.  Look into mining stocks for the speculative portion of your portfolio, and don't be married to them forever

Today nearly all markets are manipulated to a lessor or greater degree, including equities, bonds, interest rates, real estate, currencies, etal... and the days of buy and hold ended following the Crash of 2007-08.  And what is left are hard physical assets that are meant to be used as wealth protection and protection of your purchasing power from the profits and earnings you acquire through investments or salaries.

Yet when it comes to storing your wealth this can be one of the hardest choices to make, verify, and trust.  And in a new White Paper published by Sprott Money Lmt. last week, the long time metals institution laid out the best and most secure areas to store precious metals in your offshore portfolio.

Holding that gold outside the banking system, and for some, outside one’s own country, are increasingly popular options. Canada, Switzerland, and four other countries have particularly attractive characteristics. 
Those are the conclusions of a new whitepaper produced by Sprott Money Ltd.
Canada and Switzerland are obvious choices. The True North has fabulous natural resources, one of the world’s most stable banking systems and hasn’t been attacked in more than 200 years (the last two times the Americans tried to invade - during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 - things did not work out so well for them). 
Switzerland, which ranked first on the Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy Index in 2015, has fabulous attractions as an offshore investment locale. These include a long history of offering investors a safe, discreet place to store assets. That applies doubly for gold, which has a better reputation in Switzerland than in almost any other country. 
The Sprott report also identifies Singapore, Germany, and the Cayman Islands as current good offshore storage jurisdictions. 
The paper also acknowledges that many other international jurisdictions such as Dubai, Australia, and Hong Kong are regarded as good locales, but acknowledges that changing geopolitical risks requires constant monitoring of domestic and international investment environments. - Zerohedge
Ironically, the U.S. made the list as well, but with a caveat... and that is, no financial institution or storage location is considered rock solid safe, and the best place to store your gold and other precious metals is with the individual owners themselves.

As with all investments, taking the time to research where to store your physical metals is just as important as taking the time to research a broker or investment house.  Because in the end, the responsibility for our wealth lies with us, and not with those who we might commission to hold it.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Canadians are losing confidence in all sectors of their financial system

Consumer spending and affordability of products and services are just one component of a domestic economic system that alone it is not enough to bring a complete lack of confidence to a nation’s financial system.  But when you add in a growing decline in confidence for that nation’s currency, retirement programs, and investing structures, you have the ingredients for a rebellion that leads to collapse.
Hyperinflation has almost always been incorrectly defined as an out of balance expansion of a money supply, but the reality is, hyperinflation is a lack of confidence event, and it arises when consumers or producers are unwilling to accept assets denominated in the rejected currency at any price to purchase goods or services.
And it appears that this lack of confidence event may be occurring right now in Canada.

Read more on this article here...

Monday, April 20, 2015

New Greek capital controls shows why Karatbars is the solution to banks

As the Greek financial situation continues to deteriorate, their legislature on April 20 issued a new decree that forces all banks in the EU country to deposit all non-used cash into the central bank to both strengthen the primary lender of last resort, and to provide a means for Greece to leverage additional capital to issue more debt.
Greece issued a legislative act on Monday requiring public sector entities to transfer idle cash reserves to the country’s central bank, as part of efforts to deal with a cash squeeze. Greece has been tapping into the cash reserves of pension funds and public sector entities through repo transactions as it scrambles to cover its funding needs.
Monday’s act excludes pension funds and some state-owned firms. Cash reserves that are needed by these bodies for their immediate payment needs are also excluded from the regulation. - Reuters via Zerohedge


Read more on this article here...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tapayers give $30 million to new Palestinian investment fund

Few people know, but the Federal government has its own investment office to use taxpayer money to spend on corporate, sovereign, and business investments.  Known as the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, this fund can is is used to circumvent Congressional approval of foreign aid.

On May 28th, this taxpayer funded investment firm decided to create a fund which will funnel $30 million into the Palestine territories, even as oversight of the money may be in question with terrorist organizations (Hamas) remaining in power.



The first fund aimed at investing in the Palestinian Territories has received $30m of financing from the United States’ Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

Siraj Fund Management’s Company’s inaugural investment vehicle has already backed four businesses in the region since it was launched in February last year, while five more investments were approved last month.

The fund had an initial target of $80m but has now hit $90m following the round of OPIC financing, which was provided as part of Barack Obama’s initiative to support technological development in Muslim countries. - Alt Assets
OPIC is a government run office, which has many cabinet level members on its board of directors. 

With the US economy continuing to decline, and small businesses closing their doors by the thousands, why our government would invest taxpayer money into growing businesses overseas to the detriment of the American worker and American jobs is a very curious direction President Obama and his administration would take.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The absolute reason why liberalism and Occupy Wall Street is a mental disorder

There comes a time in history when a society must relegate their mentally ill to institutions so that they cannot destroy the entire culture for the sake of a few.  Of course, when those few become many, sometimes one will actually grow up to teach others, and grow it like a disease.

Michael Savage coined the phrase that liberalism is a mental disorder.  Now we can add the Occupy Wall Street crew to that stereotype.  A colleague was speaking to a friend of his who had attended Occupy gatherings, and told him this statement with a straight face.

"There is no good reason, why the Federal Government can't pass a law making it a crime for investments to lose money. That in this day an age, we should be past all of this ups and downs, that we can regulate the markets to where his money makes more, or else."

This is the epitome of a large portion of the nation, who call themselves the 99ers, and belong instead on the short bus, and outside any sembalence of society.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Congress caught profiting on insider trading according to 60 minutes expose

How would you like to not only be allowed to invest on insider information, but in many cases, create the news and policies that benefit your investments?  This is exactly what many in Congress, including Nancy Pelosi and members of both parties appear to have been doing for years based on an illegal bill Congress passed a while back exempting themselves from insider trading laws.



Is it any wonder why they have yet to pass any spending cuts in the Super Congress yet?  Or that President Obama can get away with paying off friends and donors with lucrative loans and contracts like Solyndra, without any oversight?

While your 401K sinks in the markets, Congress happily makes themselves 9-15% return on their money... thanks to their own inside information.

Monday, November 7, 2011

CME may have saved some MF Global investors but not all are immune to margin calls

The CME's Friday night, and later Saturday clarification of margin limits to MF Global accounts that were transferred to them after the primary dealer folded may have helped save some account holders who were transferred over to their institution, but it appears the other investors weren't so lucky.  Account holders who were summarily transferred to entities such as RJ O'Brien, are being forced into a margin call because of the lack of equity MF Global sent out for their customers to cover their accounts.

If you are a former MF Global account and you have your account transferred over to RJ O'Brien, or many others, you will have no choice but to fork out a bunch of cash to keep positions on, according to a statement awaiting all such accounts on the RJO website, or else be next in line for broad liquidations. To wit: "Former MF Global customers transferred to R.J. O’Brien were delivered with approximately 75% of the maintenance margin requirement related to their accounts. As a result, every former MF Global account faces a margin call. No excess equity was transferred." - Zerohedge
it is truly coming down to the point where paper investments not only aren't worth the paper they are printed on, but even holding it can end up costing you more than your investment.