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Every American Should Own Physical Gold & Silver

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At this point (Spring 2015) in our constantly changing world of global economic and financial uncertainty, every American should own physical gold and silver. Period. Everyone. No matter how much or how little you earn or have invested.

Sadly, the average person understands very little about gold and silver. But the fundamental logic for every American to own physical gold now is enduring and inescapable.

Do You Have insurance?

It’s a fair bet that you have your home, car and health insured. Perhaps you even have life insurance. But do you have your wealth insured through ownership of physical gold and silver? Owning gold and silver is the ultimate hedge against inflation, deflation and currency depreciation, and it is a great tool for transferring wealth to your children and grand-children.

How Diversified Is Your Portfolio?DiversifiedPortfolio

Your portfolio is not properly diversified if it does not include physical gold & silver amounting to – at the very least – 5% of your total net worth. A much more prudent allocation would be 15%.

A Declining Dollar

The purchasing power of the U.S. Dollar has declined over 95% since The Federal Reserve was created in 1913. The cumulative rate of dollar inflation over the last 100 years is 2,238%, according to The Fed, which has been fudging annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) statistics since the early 1980s. ShadowStats estimates that the cumulative rate of dollar inflation since 1915 is actually over 9,000%. So what cost $1 in 1915, costs over $90 today!

Do You Trust Your Government?

GlobalBombA 12/18/13 Gallup Poll revealed that 72% of Americans think Big Government is the biggest threat to the U.S. in the future. This is the same ever-expanding Big Government that prints money like a Third World despot, reads your e-mails, eavesdrops on your cell phone conversations, rides roughshod over The Constitution, and uses government institutions like the IRS (targeting Tea Party organizations) and Justice Department (Operation Choke Point) to punish individuals and entities it simply does not like. Although Americans are becoming increasingly powerless to stop this juggernaut of Orwellian oppression, gold and silver empower the disenfranchised.

You Must Own Gold & Silver

With gold & silver, you never lose your investment. Add to your precious metal holdings over time, and be certain that you are doing what you can to preserve your wealth and to secure your family’s future in an uncertain world.

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John Hathaway of Tocqueville Asset Management, speaking about physical gold:

“Gold is the one tangible asset that is both truly liquid and that can most reliably provide buying power during times of crisis. For preservation of large-scale wealth over generations, there is no substitute.

LIQUID BUYING POWER

Gold does what expensive homes, crates of Picassos, safe-deposit boxes packed with Rolexes, or a garage full of Aston Martin DB7’s cannot do…. morph quickly and easily into liquid buying power, with no haircut, when it matters the most.

Time and again throughout history, usually over a weekend, paper claims have been rendered non-functional, useless or worthless. Banks may shut down, securities exchanges may stop trading, wire-transfers may be blocked, arrangements may be suspended, or laws may change.”

Noah’s Gold Ark

Noah's Gold ArkWhy Noah’s Gold Ark? Noah saved man and animal-kind from the flood, but he should also have brought gold and silver along, to use as money and to conserve as an enduring store of wealth.

NOAH KNEW

Death is a certainty, but we try to minimize the impact by living each day to the fullest. So it is with the financial flood waters rising fast. We must be like Noah and prepare for that eventuality by securing our wealth the best way we can; and that means owning physical 100% pure gold and silver, my friend.

NOAH’S GOLD ARK

While the people scurry about their mud-brick homes in the rain, repairing holes in the thatched roof against the coming storm, Noah is putting the finishing touches to his sturdy Ark, a stoutly built vessel that will stay dry and secure above the coming maelstrom of churning waves. With The Ark completed, Noah begins stacking gold and silver bars in the hold, two by two. Soon, Noah’s Gold Ark is safely afloat while everybody else drowns in the rising waters.

GOLD & SILVER VERSUS INSANITY

Everyone knows the clichéd definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results. However, the current insanity – printing trillions of dollars, running up impossible entitlement debts, a tax-and-spend policy that will cripple America – is insanely stupid. ‘Stupid’ because the government pursues strategies that have never worked before and will certainly fail again. Consider these absolute truths:

Ark Flood Gold-       No nation with a fiat currency has ever maintained the value of its money. EVERY fiat currency, since the Romans first began the practice in the first century, ended in devaluation and eventual collapse – collapse of the currency and of the economy.

–       When fiat currencies fail, throughout history people always turn to gold and silver: Noah’s Gold Ark.

–       With near-zero interest rates and a devaluing dollar, the longer you hold dollars, the less they are worth (today worth 4% of their value 100 years ago) .

–       The bank owns the money you have in your account, in return for which you can claim a credit against the bank’s assets. You may not know this, but it is terrifyingly true. Check it out.

–       No nation has ever taxed itself into prosperity.

–       No government has ever continually spent more than it received in revenue, without eventually having to cut back severely on spending and also invoke austerity measures.

–       No nation on earth has a government-run health care program that works. Not one. They are all inefficient, over budget, plagued with widespread and blatant fraud, intrusive of patient rights and privacy, and none of them put the health of the patient first.

–       In fact, can you name a U.S. government program of any kind that does work?

TRUTH TRUMPS INSANITYsafe secure gold silver

Truth versus insanity. When the truth is staring you in the face, with a 2,000 year history of failed fiat currencies to prove it, how much longer are you going to keep stuffing that toilet-paper money under your mattress (or worse, in a bank account)? When the financial flood waters swirl around your ankles, don’t you want to be with Noah – and your own gold and silver – safe and secure on Noah’s Gold Ark?

Only Americans who own physical gold and silver will have their wealth protected…… are YOU already counted in this select group?

Billions Of Your Dollars

Savings…. stolen from you, by your government. How is that, exactly? If Americans really understood the vast confidence trick that their government has unleashed on them via the financial system, there would be blood in the streets over the government theft of billions of our savings dollars.

INTEREST RATES FOR DOLLARS

First, you need to understand how interest rates are manipulated. In the U.S., the authority for interest rate decisions is divided between the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), and rates are reported by the Federal Reserve. From 1971 until 2013, the central bank benchmark interest rate (CBBIR) in the U.S. averaged 6.14%, reaching an all-time high of 20.00% in May 1981 and a record low of 0.25% in December 2008 – where it has pretty much stayed ever since.

The CBBIR is also the overnight rate at which central banks make loans to the commercial banks under their jurisdiction. By adjusting the CBBIR, the central bank is able to impact the interest rates of commercial banks, the nation’s inflation rate and also the dollar exchange rate. Reducing the interest rate usually correlates with an increase in business activity, a rise in the inflation rate and a weakening of the dollar. Increasing the interest rate usually correlates with a decline in business activity, a decline in the inflation rate and a strengthening of the dollar.

WHERE DID MY DOLLARS GO?

As you know, Baby Boomers refers to those born between 1946 and 1964, aged from 49 to 67 in 2013 and numbering around 72 million survivors today. This is the age group for whom retirement savings are of paramount importance. Yet the bank interest rate on dollar savings accounts – which for many years averaged 6.14% – has languished around 0.25% for the last five years.

Imagine you are a Baby Boomer in December 2008 with $250,000 in savings in the bank, facing retirement in December 2013. Look at the following two intriguing examples.

Example A: After 5 years of bank interest at 0.25% (artificially held down to this rate by your government), your $250,000 savings now amounts to $253,141 in December 2013 (plus $3,141).

Example B: After 5 years of bank interest at 6.14% (approximately what the rate should have been), your $250,000 savings now amounts to $336,772 in December 2013 (plus $86,772).

DiversifyWAIT – IT GETS WORSE

Makes you pretty mad, right? But wait, it gets worse. The dollar has lost approximately 98% of its value in the 100 years since the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, or around 1% loss-of-value each year. The official inflation rate is notoriously underestimated, but real consumer inflation has actually been averaging over 5% each year. But for simplicity’s sake, let’s combine these two factors into a rounded-off inflation rate of 5% each year.

Example A: 5 years of 0.25% interest from your savings bank, combined with 5 years of 5% inflation, reduces the ‘spending power’ of your original $250,000 savings in 2008 to an equivalent of $195,875 in 2013.

Example B: 5 years of 6.14% interest from your savings bank (what you should have been earning), combined with 5 years of 5% inflation, increases the ‘spending power’ of your original $250,000 savings in 2008 to an equivalent of only $260,587 in 2013. Pitiful, even if you had got the 6.14% bank interest you really deserved.

Meanwhile, government printing presses are rolling out $85 billion a month in new currency, further weakening the U.S. Dollar.

SECURE YOUR WEALTH WITH GOLD & SILVER

The foregoing examples make it pretty clear that paper money – dollars – are neither safe nor prudent for savings. Gold and silver are the hard currencies of choice, and now is the time to transfer increasingly worthless dollar assets into real wealth – gold and silver – and to store them safely outside the banking system.

If you are still not convinced, ponder this. If you had converted your $250,000 savings into gold in December 2008 at $870 perGold Silver ounce (287.36 ounces), it would be worth $1,400 per ounce  in December 2013 (a conservative estimate, we believe), or $402,299. But regardless of the 2013 dollar value of your gold, you would still own 287.36 ounces of valuable gold!

Start protecting your wealth today by opening an account at www.AnthemVault.com. It is simple and secure and you can do it online in just 4 minutes. And you only need $25 to start funding your wealth account and to get you started on protecting your financial future!

Dollar Is Dead

tv news anchorWhat if you awoke one morning and the U.S. Dollar – long past its prime – was dead, having become a worthless U.S. Dullard overnight? Day by day, it is becoming more of a probability  than a possibility. One thing is certain: when it comes, it will be sudden, swift, silent and totally unexpected.

Diary entry reads………

DEAD DOLLAR DIARY

Woke up at dawn, restless. Turned on tv. News channels all blaring, everything is Breaking News. The U.S. Dollar has collapsed on international exchanges and is no longer the world’s reserve currency.

No one saw it coming. Video plays of SWAT teams roaming Wall Street. The police are nowhere to be seen, although sirens drown out the live coverage. Stragglers hurry past shuttered banks; they only contain worthless dollars anyway. Trains, buses and taxis are at a standstill. City and rural services are closing down. Stores are barricading doors and windows, afraid of looters. The news anchor says a report just came in that communities are forming militias to protect themselves. A scrolling ticker line has just appeared along the bottom of the tv screen, quoting live prices for silver (now $79) and gold (just hit $2,431).

DOLLARS ARE WORTHLESS – DEADSWAT team

There is a rush to exchange worthless paper money for goods. Barter is back, big time. Silver and gold are the new currency – the timeless store of wealth and value – and they are skyrocketing. It’s a race against time for those with their net worth in dollars, trying to swap garbage paper currency for valuable goods or precious metals, “before the music stops”.

But the music has  stopped. Overnight, and without warning. The morning’s cold grey sky is a harbinger of uncertainty and chaos. Facebook and Twitter servers have crashed, with everyone posting the same question: “Where can I get…?

SILVER & GOLD ROCKET SKYWARD

silver goldSilver is now at $194 and gold has reached at $6,806. The tv reports an impromptu market, setting up on a nearby street corner. It’s for barter only: dollars are not welcome. My neighbor bangs heatedly on my door. “Do you own any guns?” he yells. Is he crazy, or thinking ahead? I can’t decide which. I check the lock on my door and close the blinds. Have to think. Prioritize. What should I do first?

I am glued to the tv. Frozen. Helpless. Unfolding tv scenes remind me of watching the Twin Towers in disbelief. But once again, it’s a real-life disaster movie, unfolding frame by frame in front of me.

DISASTERS UNFOLD, MINUTE BY MINUTE

More Breaking News. No word from The President, and the White House is on lock-down. Hey, there is no official word on anything. Here comes another Special Report, but it’s all hearsay and rumor. The news anchor wipes his forehead on camera, then composes himself. He frowns and then announces that the world has lost faith and confidence in the U.S. Dollar, and “no one knows where this is all headed.

I switch channels. Silver and gold prices are scrolling constantly now, on every channel. It’s like watching the National Debt Clock. Silver passes $350 an ounce and now gold is passing $20,000……

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A news anchor is trying to coin a phrase, calling it ‘The Day The Dollar Dived’. He stares into the camera and asks derisively, “Printing $85 billion a month… how long did The Treasury think this could last?”

ARE YOU FEELING PRETTY GOOD?

Ask yourself, were you one of the smart ones who bought gold and silver, when you were advised to do so?

Gold: Wealth Champion in a Scary World (Part II)

global currencyWhen currency was backed with gold and silver, no one was concerned about a doomsday scenario in the financial markets. But today that is a constant concern, and gold will always trump paper. 

The financial crises we see taking place in Europe are not currency crises, but government spending fiascos compounded by banking crises arising from the tenuous state of fiat currency credit and debt ratios and a nascent lack of faith in the banking system.

ROTTEN APPLES

Arguments claiming the sighting of an increasingly strong dollar are just plain silly. Major currencies are like apples – the term comparing apples to apples comes to mind – but these ‘apples’ are all rotten. Some are quite rotten and others are rotten to the core. So comparing dollars to euros to pounds to yen is, in a sense, meaningless; together, they represent a basket of rotting apples. When you compare these currencies to gold, you begin to understand value.

If you measure the U.S. Dollar against gold, it becomes clear that, on average over a twelve-year period, the dollar lost 16% of its value each year.

GOLD: INFLATION FIGHTER

Gold is traditionally thought of as, among other things, a hedge against inflation. But because official U.S. Government figures peg current inflation since 2010 at between 1% and almost 4%, some might say that inflation is not a major concern. It is well-known that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been ‘adjusted’ since the early 1980’s so that it understates inflation which, when all factors are taken into account, is actually running at just below 10% each year. Now do you still think you don’t need to own gold?

Think about this. If gold is not the ultimate store of value, why do the world’s central banks have any gold in their vaults at all?

DISTRUST OF GOVERNMENT

Liberty ReserveRecent polls confirm that we live in an era of general distrust, and particular lack of faith and confidence in our government; financial mismanagement and misguided bailouts; taxpayer money squandered on Solyndra et al; a rigged CPI that understates inflation to achieve political gain; currency debasement to bail out a broken financial system; a trillion-dollar failed war on drugs; the multi-trillion dollar Ponzi schemes of Social Security and Medicare; the $3 trillion foreign wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that we cannot afford; the wasteful burden of inefficient regulation and pork-barrel projects; the Fast & Furious gun-running scandal; the government’s targeting of political opponents with IRS witch hunts; the government trying to extinguish freedoms such as gun control, the freedom of the Press and the right to a fair trial; NSA surveillance of millions of us; FBI drones overhead; biased preferences, quotas, special privileges and exemptions;  35,000 D.C. lobbyists; and of course, the general tax-and-spend myopia that heaps the unremitting financial burden on our grand-children.

Washington D.C. has difficulty delivering the mail, but the Feds think they are capable of controlling our healthcare system?

CONTROL

Two of the most frustrating issues for Big Government are its inability to control the masses and to control economic activity. The two-part pre-condition for the first issue is gun registration followed by gun confiscation; Stalin and Hitler both followed that path. The pre-condition for the second issue is the monopoly of a nation’s gold, something that was well understood and put into effect by Lenin, Mussolini, Hitler and even F.D.R. Gold therefore, is indisputably power as well as a store of value.

To paraphrase F.D.R. at his First Inaugural Address in 1933, “The only thing we have to fear is Fed itself.”

When the financial meltdown finally arrives – and it will be sudden and unexpected – would you rather have a loaf of bread, or a piece of paper saying the government or a bank owes you a loaf of bread?

The USA Today article included an innocuous-sounding statement that will unfortunately prove to be eerily prescient. “A dollar, ultimately, is worth what you think it is.”