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Truth and Confidence In Currencies

This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. In 1967 the Jefferson Airplane sang: “When the truth is found to be lies, And all the joy within you dies...” Restate this for global currencies and it becomes: When the truth is found to be lies,...

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Markets Peak and Collapse

This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. Markets rise into unsustainable tops and correct. It is comforting to believe every correction is a pause in a larger rally. However, stocks, bonds and commodities rise and sometime collapse. The...

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Fed Launches Stealth QE “New Normal”

In recent years the Federal Reserve has hardly been known for its track record and credibility. Yet a few weeks ago chairman Jerome Powell slipped in a real whopper that was downright stunning, even for the Fed. It turns out that apparently when the Fed has been...

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Puerto Rico

I can’t believe Miles Franklin is just giving this article to you for free. But I guess that's how they treat their friends, email subscribers and precious metals customers. If you’re not on their email list or buying gold and silver from Miles Franklin yet, get on it...

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Ayn Rand Would Laugh

“We can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” Ayn Rand. This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. The western world has ignored economic realities for decades. It’s not a Republican or Democratic problem....

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Hyperinflation Speculation

This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. This is speculation on a complex subject Hyperinflation myths: a) Hyperinflation occurs in banana-republics and not modern western countries. b )Hyperinflation cannot occur in the United States because...

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What To Expect From The Fed This Wednesday

Much of the attention in the financial markets this week will be focused on the Federal Reserve's upcoming meeting on Wednesday. Where it’s widely assumed that the Fed will raise its short-term interest rate target by 25 basis points. So why is this particular meeting...

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A Stairway To Heaven

This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson, with appreciation for Led Zeppelin who wrote and performed “Stairway to Heaven.” “There’s a lady who’s sure All that glitters is gold And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.” Led Zeppelin released the...

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Is The Housing Market Flashing A Warning?

On Monday the Commerce Department released data indicating a second straight month of weak home sales. Economists have cited "weather and the volatile nature of the new-home sales data” as the primary factors. Although given the recent rise in interest rates, as well...

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Silver Purchasing Power

This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. We know: a) Federal Reserve and U.S. government policies devalue the dollar—down about 98% since 1913. b) US. government spending is out of control, increases every year, regardless of revenues, and...

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Where Is The Stock Market Money Going To Go?

Given the way markets have stagnated in recent years under unprecedented amounts of central bank management and distortion, it can be easy to think that what's happening will continue indefinitely. However a recent CNBC report highlighting investor withdrawals from...

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Debt and Delusions – Part 2

This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. Part one is available here. The problem with debt is the creditor expects to be repaid. Sovereign debt will be “rolled over,” never extinguished, and repaid with new debt. We delude ourselves and pretend...

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Debt and Delusions – Part One

This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. Quick summary:  U.S. debt, spending and deficits are out of control. Thinking otherwise is delusional. The “runaway train” of debt creation will end tragically. Protect your assets from a mathematically...

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