Asset and Wealth Protection
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After posting gains for the 11th straight year in 2011, gold experienced gains as the commodity markets ushered in the new year with good news for precious metal buyers.
The U.S. economy is in gradual collapse and has been now for several months, along with Europe and most of the world. In the United States, it is common knowledge that bankruptcies are widespread and occurring daily. Almost 46 million people are now on food stamps. No telling how many really are, as government statistics are totally unreliable.
Mr. Lee Bellinger states the following in his fall 2011 Precious Metals Quarterly report: “In August, the Swiss had thrown their franc under the bus. They promised to print it in “unlimited” quantities, if necessary, to maintain Peg between the franc and the euro. Thus the Swiss franc, one of the best and most trusted currency safe havens, was demoted and sent to assume its place in the long line of crumbling fiat currencies.”
What are your thoughts on this? Since I have a Swiss Annuity this is quite disturbing to me.
Gold prices have been undergoing a minor correction the past couple of months. I believe it is a healthy correction with higher prices for gold to come in the new year. However, I appreciate that very few people can take advantage of rising gold prices.
The price of gold increased on Friday as investors purchased the metal along with other assets associated with risk, encouraged by positive employment data from the U.S. and a concerted effort by euro zone policymakers.
Europe is heading straight for the financial garbage heap. Economic collapse in Europe would almost surely drag the United States down with it. So get out of debt and buy gold to protect against the coming disaster.
Today’s sovereign debt problems in Europe and the United States create the single biggest risk for Western economies. In order to deal with the economic challenges, the European Union is becoming an increasingly integrated and centralized structure. I have never been a big fan of the EU and its currency, the euro.
The price of gold began to rise when markets opened today, as the value of the metal increased against the dollar due to hopes that Europe will make some progress on its debt debacle.
Have you ever seen “old people” hold and fondle their paper money? They count it, hide it under the mattress and bury it for safekeeping. Remember my example of the power of inflation? I said that you could bury your paper money 40 miles deep in a sealed concrete vault, and it still could be inflated or devalued to nothing. There is no way to preserve your paper money.
Even at these prices, I like physical gold as an investment. I prefer bullion to gold stocks. Everyone who has ever owned an ounce of gold wonders how to store it safely. I have experienced a search for missing gold; it was a nightmare.