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Pulling the Plug: Taking Delivery of Gold

Written by Gary North on January 28, 2014

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In 2011, the University of Texas investment committee took delivery of what was then just under $1 billion worth of gold. It had held the gold in the form of gold futures contracts. Kyle Bass persuaded the committee to take delivery. This video is worth viewing. Bass explains why he recommended this decision. The statement […]

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Oil Is Down This Summer. This Is Good News and Bad News.

Written by Gary North on June 26, 2012

The sharp decline of oil prices has been very good news for consumers. Gasoline prices have fallen. This leaves more money in family budgets. This is good news. Here is the bad news as of June 25. The biggest selling pressure came from cyclicals but was broad-based. All 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor’s […]

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China’s Imminent Recession Will Spread

Written by Gary North on June 21, 2012

There is little doubt that China is entering into a recession. The government of China’s statistics do not indicate this, but another key indicator does: the purchasing manager’s index. When it falls below 50, this indicates contraction. The PMI for China’s manufacturing sector is headed for 48.1. When China’s manufacturing sector is contracting, the urban […]

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Why Sanctions on Iran Are Also Sanctions on You

Written by Gary North on April 12, 2012

American voters who approve of President Obama’s sanctions on Iran should also approve of gasoline prices that are 25 cents per gallon higher than they would have been apart from the sanctions. Economic sanctions are restrictions on trade. Restrictions on trade raise prices. There can be no economic sanctions imposed by the federal government that […]

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Very High Gasoline Prices Ahead

Written by Gary North on April 9, 2012

There is a naive hope that new oil supplies in Canada and the USA will enable the world to keep up with rising demand for oil from Asia. It won’t happen. Gregor Macdonald is one of the world’s leading experts in oil supplies. He reminds us of reality: oil development takes decades, not years. For […]

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Liquid Tide: Black Market Money

Written by Gary North on March 23, 2012

Around the USA, thieves are stealing bottles of liquid Tide. I did a Google search for these three words: liquid Tide theft. I got a lot of hits. The thieves could steal anything. Why are they stealing Tide? Because Tide functions as a black market currency. To function as currency, a commodity needs the following: […]

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Gold Rebounds Sharply: $1,650 Was Not Breached

Written by Gary North on March 8, 2012

John Embry, a specialist in the gold market, commented on he sharp decline in gold and silver this week. You are seeing gold take out some short-term technical support levels.  I guess the next one of significance is at $1,650.  If gold were to take $1,650 out, that would get more of the hedge funds […]

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