Category Archive: 6a) Gold & Bitcoin

Vieles wird teurer doch das Deflationsgespenst bleibt am Leben

Die SNB wird nicht müde, uns vor der bösen Deflation zu warnen und die Inflationserwartungen tief zu halten: SNB: «Deflationsrisiken nochmals zugenommen» – Handelszeitung, 11.12.14 Mittelfristige Inflationserwartungen weiterhin tief und stabil – SNB,...

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2014 Posts on Gold Standard



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2014: Swiss Gold Referendum and Gold in Switzerland



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DRAFT: The Biggest Monetary Change In 80 Years



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Swiss Gold Referendum: Results and Analysis

In a referendum, the Swiss had to decide about: 1) Ecopop, an ecological-political movement that wants to limit immigration to 0.2% of the population. 2) Abolishment of tax advantages for rich foreigners. 3) A gold initiative. All three initiatives were rejected, the gold initiative by 78%. George Dorgan summarizes the outcome. He explains what it means for gold, CHF and the SNB. He argues that the next economic cycle will be driven by...

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Taxpayers Association Europe: Die SNB, der Franken, Rotkäppchen und der böse Wolf

Offizielle Stellungnahme des Europäischen Steuerzahlerbunds (TAE) zur Schweizer Volksabstimmung zur Gold-Initiative

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George Dorgan auf Finews: Die vier Fronten bei der Goldinitiative

Der frühere UBS-Banker und Ökonom George Dorgan sieht in der Debatte um die Goldinitiative vier Fronten aufeinander prallen. Dabei wird die Abstimmung über das Schweizer Gold immer mehr zu einem Entscheid über den Fortbestand oder die Abschaffung des Euro-Mindestkurses.

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Why was the gold price so low in 1999/2000?

To find further explanations as to why the gold price was weak in the late 1990s we analyze sector balances. Effectively private spending and private debt went in two different directions: a heavy increase in private spending and debt in the US against less growth in private spending and less debt in the rest of world. This combination fostered GDP growth in the US and weakened it in other countries. Real interest rates were positive. Markets...

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Vier Meinungsgruppen im Schweizer Goldreferendum, eine Übersicht

Das Thema der "Abstimmungs-Arena" im Schweizer Fernsehen war „Gefährdet die Gold-Initiative die Handlungsfreiheit der SNB“? Dieser Blog versucht zu vermitteln, dass die SNB ihre Handlungsfreiheit im Sinne der Einhaltung der Preisstabilität schon im September 2011 verloren hat, als sie den Euro-Mindestkurs einführte.

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Swiss Gold Referendum: Proponents Now Actively Fight SNB and Euro Floor

Latest gold referendum poll November 19: The latest poll shows 27% surely in favor of the gold initiative, 36% surely against the initiative. The most important development is the decision of the gold initiative to actively fight against the SNB's minimum euro rate.

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Peter Schiff’s Message to Switzerland: Preserve Your Wealth, Gold is Better than Pegging to the Euro

Peter Schiff, an Austrian economist who predicted the financial crisis urges the Swiss to preserve their wealth. Therefore, they should vote yes in the gold referendum. He thinks that buying gold is better than pegging to the euro. The Swiss will be better off if they possess a strong currency. Pegging to the euro implies that the Swiss Franc will become a new Italian Lira, Peseta or French Franc.

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Swiss Gold Referendum: Opinion Polls

According to the latest polls 38% of voters would support the Swiss gold initiative, 47% are against it. The previous poll, recognized as more reliable, showed 45% pro gold and 38% against. A win of the initiative would most probably imply a breakdown of the EUR/CHF floor. According to the polls, low income groups are in favor. Effectively their purchasing power would increase when the CHF appreciates. High income earners and stock owners are...

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Weltwoche nimmt Blogbeitrag zu Gold von unbequemefragen.ch auf

Da habe ich nicht schlecht gestaunt, als sich Markus Schär von der Weltwoche vorgestern Abend bei mir über Twitter gemeldet und verkündet hat, dass er bei seinem Artikel über die Goldverkäufe der SNB sehr prominent meinen Blogbeitag zitiert. Nochmals...

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Swiss Gold Referendum and SNB’s Opinion: An Exchange of Arguments

Already in 2013, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) spoke out against the gold initiative and revealed that the Swiss gold is stored mostly in Switzerland and 20% in the UK and 10% in Canada. There is no Swiss gold in the United States according to SNB chairman Jordan. In this post we provide an exchange of Jordan's arguments against the ones of the gold initiative. We also state our view that is not as strict as the one of the referendum proponents.

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Bewiesen: Die SNB verkaufte Gold, welches bei der Fed gelagert war

Endlich kommt der Beweis für meine Vermutung! Die SNB hat heute – parallel zur Propaganda des Bundesrats – ein Dokument “Goldinitiative – häufig gestellte Fragen” (PDF) ins Netz gestellt und dabei sogar interessante Fakten preisgegeben. Konkret geht ...

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Disgruntled Fed Lawyer Blows Whistle on Regulatory Capture



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3a) Gold and its price: Monetary Metals

Monetary Metals specialist Keith Weiner gives a weekly update on price movements of gold and silver and the causes. Moreover, George Dorgan gives the fundamental basis for pricing gold and silver.

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Ron Paul: Will The Swiss Vote to Get Their Gold Back?



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Geopolitischer Fehler 2. Art – extended version

Wohin man schaut: In allen – auch militärischen – Zeitschriften werden seit Monaten Beiträge publiziert, welche im aktuellen Ukraine-Konflikt, dem russischen Präsidenten Putin den schwarzen Peter zuschieben. Da wird vom Propagandakrieg gesprochen, vo...

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Accumulated Capital of Centuries Going Up In Smoke

According to Keith Weiner, capital adds leverage to human effort. Capital makes employment and wages possible. Keith argues that Fed destroys savings with zero interest rates, and herds savers into bubbles. It causes wages to fall and creates chronic pressure to lay off workers. The Fed destroys capital.

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