Not including the $700 billion blank check issued to the banks and signed by the US taxpayer, the sum of liabilities assumed by the US government from the finance industry in the past 6 months alone exceeds 50% of the GDP.
Despite this unprecedented government intervention, the solvency of other every commercial and investment bank is still at stake!
Recognize this all-but-forgotten quote?
"The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered."
— Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father, Third President of the United States, and the principal author of the US Declaration of Independence
How bout a drink from the cup of truth...
The Bush administration's $700 billion bailout plan may keep some banks afloat for the time being. But fundamental problems are still deeply rooted within the financial markets that threaten to bring down the whole system.
The hard truth is that there is no 100% safe place to keep your money.
Physical cash and gold are the safest places to hold your wealth right now. Anyone who tells you otherwise has either a motive or no clue.
Those with the means to do so should be holding at least some physical cash and gold.
Of course, people will debate why you should hold these assets...
Gold is the ultimate in hedging against financial turmoil. But as it stands today, it's quite rare to find someone willing to trade a product or service for gold. In other words, it's difficult to spend gold like money, which has been a criticism of owning physical gold for decades.
Today's digital age allows consumers to move electronic fiat money around at speeds exponentially faster than ever before. This morning I paid my cable bill with my check card. The entire transaction was completed within 5 minutes. Had I paid by mailing a check, it could have taken up 1-2 days to reach the cable company and 3-5 days to clear my account.
So what if there was a way gold could be used as easily as electronic money?
The World's Only "100% Backed-by-Gold Bank"
You might have a hard time believing this, but you can actually put yourself on a personal gold standard with a new kind of currency, and it's rapidly growing among gold bugs.
Understand first, this new currency is not legal tender issued by any government. That means there's no debt, inflation, geopolitical turmoil, or any other considerations normally associated with government-issued currency.
The currency comes in electronic form, but can be used like any other currency in the world today to pay for goods and services, and even settle debt. But there's one major difference that sets this currency apart from every other in the world:
It's 100% backed by gold.
In fact, in most cases you can instantly exchange this currency for physical gold at any time... a feature taken away from the US dollar decades ago.
This currency has a new system fully established, making it as easy to use as the current banking industry's electronic money. Right now, in fact, there are already over 3,000 outfits—and climbing—in which you can pay online using this currency.
How the "Gold Bank" Works
Customers transfer funds from traditional bank accounts into these unique gold-backed bank accounts, and earn interest on their funds prior to placing an order.
Meanwhile, for customers already holding gold and silver in secured (and insured) vaults, their metals are insured and held in specialized bullion vaults. Their metals assets go through an annual audit, and are fully reported to customers.
Once customers' funds are in the database, customers' orders are made through its secure online system. Database servers record all transactions and store currency and metal balances.
The Advantages of Using this Currency?
Being backed by gold, the purchasing power of this currency fluctuates in relation to the price of gold.
This means that as the price of gold increases, the purchasing power of the account increases. On the flip side, however, if the price of gold falls, so does the value of the account. Nonetheless, the risk of significant price fluctuation in gold is small compared to the risk of value fluctuations among fiat currencies, especially the US dollar.
And despite a short-term correction, the price of gold has increased significantly over the past five years. So this factor has worked out to the advantage of anyone holding this currency over that period. And with +$2,000 gold on the horizon, holders of this currency should do quite well in the future.
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You see, as our government continues to lose control of its ability to manage and prop up markets, gold and silver will undoubtedly make meteoric moves that will stun the populace.
And just in case you still harbor doubts about gold, consider this... reported last week in the Financial Times...
"... Investors in gold are demanding 'unprecedented' amounts of bullion bars and coins and moving them into their own vaults as fears about the health of the global financial system deepen."
And since gold bullion is getting harder and harder to come by, more investors are looking for the next best alternative, and that's...
Precious Metals Mining Stocks
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Of course, many people have trouble accepting gold as an investment—even now that they've witnessed a financial upheaval that's shaken our country by the shoulders.
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Greg McCoach, Investment Director, Mining Speculator
Luke Burgess, Editor, Gold World