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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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Trapped! Non-OPEC Oil Production Ceiling

Written by Gary North on March 2, 2012

If the economy recovers, oil demand will soar. The price will rise. It is already over $100 a barrel. The USA is dependent on non-OPEC suppliers. So is almost half the world. To see whether the free market will respond, ask yourself: Has output increased since the decline in price to under $40 in 2008? […]

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Gold Soars

Written by Gary North on February 23, 2012

Gold is approaching $1,800. In late December, you could have bought it for under $1,550. A year ago, you could have bought it for $1,320. Is it going lower? Legendary commodities investor Jim Rogers has this to say. Throughout history when you have people printing money and debasing currency, the way to protect yourself and […]

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Peak Oil’s Effects on You and Me

Written by Gary North on February 21, 2012

Gegor McDonald is an authority on peak oil. Here, he is interviewed by GoldMoney, the gold bullion storage firm located in Great Britain, but run by an American, James Turk. * * * * * * * * * * * * *Why do you think so many people are reluctant to accept the concept […]

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Why Gold Rebounded So Fast

Written by Gary North on January 31, 2012

Gold in late December was under $1540. Today, it is $200 higher. What happened? A Forbes colmnist offers suggestions. First, gold is not like other commodities. It is an alternative currency. The European crisis is accelerating. Second, hedge funds had to sell to redeem shares. Third, low interest rates help to keep ownership cheap. Alternative […]

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A Key Economic Index Is in Freefall

Written by Gary North on January 26, 2012

The Baltic Dry Index sounds really dull. Usually, it is. Not now. This index measures freight rates for ships that transport commodities. When demand for commodities falls, less freight is shipped. But the same number of ships are competing for tonnage. So, rates fall. Demand for commodities falls as a prelude to a recession. A […]

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Fortunes Will Be Made in Natural Gas by 2015

Written by Gary North on January 12, 2012

Natural gas sells for about $3 per million BTUs. Oil sells for $20. Why is natural gas cheap? Because it costs money — a lot of money — to make the switch. We are an oil-based civilization. But this price will be paid. It must be paid. Peak oil is real. Here is an article […]

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War in Iran: A Recession Will Follow

Written by Gary North on January 12, 2012

Saudi Arabia has not increased its oil production, despite rising prices. This indicates that Saudi Arabia is already at its limit of production.  Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia is nearing its comfortable operational production limits and may struggle to do much to make up for shortages that arise from new sanctions imposed on Iran by […]

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A Neglected Chart Points to a Recession This Year

Written by Gary North on January 10, 2012

The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) shows freight rates in Europe. When it falls, bad things happen. Take a look at what has happened since last August. The prices were rising until November. Then they reversed. They have gone over a cliff. The BDI reveals that manufacturers are cutting back in preparation for a spreading recession. […]

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