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  • Dollar to Gold Ratio According to U.S National Debt Clock

    09/25/2017 8:55:51 PM PDT · by WhatNot · 60 replies
    I wanted to post this just in case people missed it, a while back the U.S National Debt clock began publishing the real ratio for U.S dollars to gold. At this point it's up over 6,000 per ounce. Keep stacking!
  • Venezuela Stops Accepting Dollars; The Beginning of the Collapse of the Dollar as Reserve Currency?

    09/14/2017 9:33:08 AM PDT · by PPSman · 47 replies
    EconomicPolicyjournal.com ^ | September 14, 2017 | Robert Wenzel
    In retrospect, this could be the most important economic event of 2017. The oil-rich country of Venezuela has stopped accepting the U.S. Dollar as payment for oil. Last week President Maduro warned that the country would this week ‘free’ itself from the US dollar. “Venezuela is going to implement a new system of international payments and will create a basket of currencies to free us from the dollar.” Yesterday Venezuela temporarily suspended the sale of U.S. dollars through its Dicom auction system. This (and other moves) was in response to U.S. sanctions put in place by the Trump administration.
  • How President Obama Shrank America’s Consumer Dollar

    09/04/2017 9:24:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 4, 2017 | Michael Bargo, Jr.
    President Obama’s great stimulus spending and QE programs saw disposable income of average Americans reverse historic trends and stagnate or actually decline. There has been a huge increase in the taxes they have to pay for everything from gasoline to cell phones and property taxes. And since government is responsible for these taxes and the big states are all run by Democrats with liberal news media, these facts are seldom reported. A December 2015 study of the American middle class done by the Pew Research center found that for the first time in over forty years the middle class no...
  • Putin Declares War Against The US Dollar

    09/01/2017 12:14:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 43 replies
    Tsarizm ^ | 01 September 2017 | L Todd Wood
    Today Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war against the hegemony of the U.S. Dollar. Of course, he couched the declaration in a statement saying Russia would work to counter the ‘excessive domination’ of certain reserver currencies. The comments were published in an article in the runup to the BRICs summit scheduled to begin Sept 3 in China. “We are ready to work together with our partners to promote international financial regulation reforms and to overcome the excessive domination of the limited number of reserve currencies. We will also work towards a more balanced distribution of quotas and voting shares within...
  • Russia to reduce reliance on US dollar & payment systems in response to sanctions

    08/07/2017 7:31:51 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    RT ^ | August 7, 2017
    The Russian government will intensify efforts to cut the country’s dependence on US payment systems and the dollar as a settling currency, said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Monday, as quoted by RIA Novosti. ... US President Donald Trump approved the law imposing new restrictions on the Russian banking and energy sectors.... The new law will punish individuals for investing more than $5 million a year or $1 million at a time in Russian energy export pipeline projects or providing such enterprises with services, technology or information support.
  • Remember? 3/30/17: Russia Preps for Split With Global Banking Cartel by Dumping US Dollar for Gold

    06/29/2017 9:27:00 AM PDT · by johnk · 24 replies
    thefreethoughtproject.com ^ | March 30, 2017 | By Claire Bernish
    ... As relations with the West continue to deteriorate — and the potential for crushing sanctions remains tangible — President Vladimir Putin has begun preparing to release Russia from the crushing grip of the international banking system completely, by moving to a nationalist model based and conducting transactions with allies in gold. In short, Russia has plans to abandon central banks and the dollar — if, indeed, shit hits the fan. Russia isn’t alone — the move away from the much-maligned, Western-centric international banking cartels toward a system less dependent on massive banks comprises a new plan for BRICS nations...
  • World Offers Cautionary Tale for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    06/26/2017 11:14:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 16, 2017 | Peter S. Goodman
    LONDON — The rest of the planet bears a warning for President Trump’s plan to lean heavily on private business in conjuring a trillion dollars’ worth of American infrastructure: Handing profit-making companies responsibility for public works can produce trouble. In India, politically connected firms have captured contracts on the strength of relationships with officialdom, yielding defective engineering at bloated prices. When Britain handed control to private companies to upgrade London’s subway system more than a decade ago, the result was substandard, budget-busting work, prompting the government to step back in. Canada has suffered a string of excessive costs on public...
  • USD Drops After Trump Claims Dollar ’Is Getting Too Strong’

    04/13/2017 6:42:08 AM PDT · by Fhios · 36 replies
    Nasdaq ^ | 4/12/2017 | Christian Lewis
    The US Dollar reversed gains against its major counterparts following the release of comments from President Trump. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump made claims that the dollar 'is getting too strong' and that this will eventually hurt the United States - a USD sell-off ensued in the immediate aftermath of the comments.
  • Trumps Says Dollar "Getting Too Strong", Won't Label China a Currenct Manipulator

    04/12/2017 12:22:36 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | 04/12/2017 | Gerard Baker, Carol Lee, and Michael Bender
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  • Moscow And Beijing Join Forces To Bypass US Dollar In Global Markets, Shift To Gold Trade

    04/02/2017 10:50:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/01/17 | Tyler Durden
    The Russian central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on March 14, marking a step forward in forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in the global monetary system, and to phase-in a gold-backed standard of trade. According to the South China Morning Post the new office was part of agreements made between the two neighbours "to seek stronger economic ties" since the West brought in sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis and the oil-price slump hit the Russian economy. According to Dmitry Skobelkin, the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia, the opening...
  • Legislation seeks to eliminate $1 Federal Reserve note, Lincoln cent

    03/31/2017 8:19:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 90 replies
    Coin World ^ | March 31, 2017 | Bill McAllister
    Advocates of abolishing the $1 Federal Reserve note are at it again, this time hoping that President Donald Trump and conservative Republicans will finally side with their three-pronged approach to revamping the nation’s currency system. Under S. 759, introduced March 29 by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., the government would end production of the $1 Federal Reserve note, revise the composition of the 5-cent coin, and suspend production of 1-cent coins. While the draft legislation calls for an end to paper dollar notes and the cent, it is silent on dollar coin production. Backers of the legislation...
  • Are Collapsing Pensions "About To Bring Hell To America"?

    03/16/2017 9:54:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 16, 2017 | Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,
    The toxic dollar is bringing hell in a handbasket. Along with the student loan debt bubble and other major financial factors, the looming pensions crisis is bound to be the death of us all. Because it’s based on a future promise to pay, it has long been a benefit dangled to solve strikes and union disputes – because, in the end, it is just more debt, whether private or public. With tens of trillions in unfunded liabilities, the weight of an avalanche remains dangling over our heads. An aging population is cashing in on needed retirement benefits while the younger...
  • This is What Happens to Inflation when a Currency Gets Unpegged from the Dollar (Egypt)

    02/15/2017 4:59:31 PM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 13 February 2017 | Wolf Richter
    On November 3, the Egyptian Central Bank removed all exchange-rate restrictions and raised its benchmark rate by three percentage points. This was done to obtain that all-important $12-billion bailout loan the IMF had provisionally agreed to provide in August, though by November 3, the IMF’s executive committee still hadn’t ratified it. In the unofficial market, the pound had already collapsed against the dollar. With the peg gone, the official exchange rate instantly plunged from 9 pounds to the dollar to over 15 pounds to the dollar, and four days later it was at 18 pounds. On November 11, the IMF...
  • Turkey faces financial disaster

    01/17/2017 5:46:40 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | 17 Jan 2017 (last modified) | Cengiz Candar
    Gauging the value of the Turkish lira against the US dollar has required the power of divination so far this year. Anxiety is high as Turks wait to see whether the lira will tumble more and reach the once-unimaginable level of 4 lira per $1. snip- Now, 4 lira to a dollar is entirely possible and is seen as a harbinger of the big financial crisis to come. snip- The data indicates Turkey will be facing an inevitable financial collapse or at least a severe economic crisis this year. Such a crisis will worsen the security situation in Turkey, which...
  • Grave Danger Elite Bankers Might Make Trump Fail

    01/12/2017 12:35:01 PM PST · by BDParrish · 42 replies
    USAWatchdog.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Greg Hunter
    Financial expert Lior Gantz says there is good news and bad news for the economy with the election of Donald Trump. Gantz explains, “If he changes the equation, it could cause a lot of inflation in the U.S. U.S. banks are so liquid and have so much excess cash because of TARP programs and QE programs that this could prompt them to start lending, and lend to the wrong people. It could prompt the government to start issuing increased food stamps, universal unemployment checks and all kinds of stuff that can create large inflation in the U.S. So, that is...
  • THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TURN OUT TO BE GOLD STANDARD FANS

    12/29/2016 10:49:07 AM PST · by Tours · 17 replies
    Avery Goodman Blog ^ | 12/17/2016 | Avery Goodman
    Vice President-elect Michael Pence is currently the most powerful single political influence on President-elect Trump. Among other things, he is in charge of the transition team. He will also be in charge, after the inauguration, with dealing with Congress. For leftists, hostile to gold, that is a problem. However, for those of us who believe that the only way to solve our long-term economic problems is by a return to honest money, it is a godsend. The editor of the New York Sun realized this quite a while ago. He wrote, back in July, about the wise choice of then-Governor...
  • The Coming Dollar Shortage

    12/28/2016 2:09:58 PM PST · by BDParrish · 25 replies
    Daily Trade Alert ^ | December 24, 2016 | Jm Rickards
    In my forthcoming book The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites’ Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis, I make a very simple point: In 1998 we were hours away from collapse and did everything wrong following that. In 2008, we were hours away from collapse and did the same thing. Each crisis is bigger than the one before. The stock market today is not very far from where it was in November 2014. The stock market has had big ups and downs. There was a big crash in August 2015, followed by a big crash in January 2016. Followed...
  • Euro slips further toward one-to-one with dollar

    12/20/2016 11:00:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2016 1:04 PM EST | David McHugh
    The dollar’s upward march has sent the euro currency to its lowest level in 14 years, easing the financial pressure on traveling Americans but giving European exporters a boost. The euro, used by 19 countries, was down 0.1 percent at $1.0390 late-afternoon Tuesday, having earlier fallen to $1.0352, its lowest level since early 2003. Over recent days, the euro’s descent to the psychologically important level of one euro per dollar, has accelerated. A major factor has been the prospect of more interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve following a quarter-point increase in its benchmark rate last week. Higher...
  • Euro skids as Italy votes 'No' on reform, dollar in demand

    12/04/2016 3:45:55 PM PST · by aquila48 · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 4, 2016 | Wayne Cole
    The euro slid in Asia on Monday after exit polls showed Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi clearly losing a constitutional referendum that could end his career and destabilize the country's shaky banking system. The single currency dropped to $1.0577 in thin trade, after starting around $1.0645 earlier. The dollar was underpinned by expectations of a U.S. rate rise this month, and even held its ground on the safe-haven yen at 113.20. Dealers said Italian bonds were set to come under pressure as top-rated U.S. Treasuries and German bunds gained. Asian investors are often reluctant to trade on European developments, preferring...
  • Trump-fueled dollar rally set to continue in the year ahead: Reuters poll

    12/01/2016 7:02:39 AM PST · by GonzoII
    Reuters/Investing.com ^ | 40 minutes ago (Dec 01, 2016 09:20AM ET) | Rahul Karunakar
    (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar rally is likely to continue into the coming year on expectations that President-elect Donald Trump's proposed reflationary economic policies will force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more quickly, according to a Reuters poll. Most foreign exchange strategists also say risks to forecasts for the dollar to gain against every major currency are skewed to the upside. They see nearly one chance in three the euro will reach or fall below parity in the year ahead. "(The dollar) continues to reign supreme on the back of bets of improving growth and the inflation outlook...