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  • Future Headlines

    Future Headlines

    The following is a random assortment of headlines that we may see in the future. However, they're not fanciful; they're based upon historical political actions taken by past empires when they were in decline. The wording, however, has been modernised to reflect current media presentation. ... Continue reading

  • What I Told Corporate Investors about “Weak” Gold Demand—and How They Reacted

    What I Told Corporate Investors about “Weak” Gold Demand—and How They Reacted

    I gave a presentation to some corporate board members recently, and they had one primary question on their mind. Why is overall gold demand weak? These are smart people. They’re successful, both professionally and with their investments. They even believe in owning a little gold. But they’ve been puzzled by the significant drop in demand for physical metal. ... Continue reading

  • Are They Really Out to Get Me?

    Are They Really Out to Get Me?

    Libertarians and others who seek to be left alone to run their own lives, habitually ask themselves the above question regarding their government. So, what’s the answer? Are they out to get you? Well, unfortunately, the answer isn’t a simple “yes,” or “no.” In fact, it’s “yes,” and “no.” ... Continue reading

  • Another Potential Game Changer for Gold Supply: Chinese Oil Imports Convertible to Gold

    Another Potential Game Changer for Gold Supply: Chinese Oil Imports Convertible to Gold

    There are clear supply pressures coming to the gold market, so the last thing it needed was a new source of demand. But that’s exactly what it’s about to get, and as you’ll see, it could potentially push supply into a strained predicament. If this new development catches on it could lead to some fireworks in the gold market. ... Continue reading

  • Gold as the Monetary Sun

    Gold as the Monetary Sun

    For millennia, people believed that the sun revolved around the earth, appearing, as it did, on the eastern horizon in the morning and setting on the western horizon in the evening. Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos is generally credited with the concept that the universe is heliocentric, with all the planets revolving around the sun. Yet it took a further eighteen centuries before Nicolaus Copernicus came along and convinced people that this was the case. ... Continue reading

  • Mike Maloney: The Top 10 Reasons I Own Gold and Silver [New Video Series]

    Mike Maloney: The Top 10 Reasons I Own Gold and Silver [New Video Series]

    When the average investor thinks about gold, they may view it as an inflation hedge. Or maybe as crisis insurance. Or perhaps solely as a portfolio diversifier. These are all good reasons to own gold—but those are always good reasons to buy precious metals. Mike Maloney’s reasons to own gold and silver at this point in history are very different than what passes as standard arguments. ... Continue reading

  • The End Is Nigh

    The End Is Nigh

    Recently, US Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin stated, "If China doesn't follow these sanctions [against North Korea], we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the U.S. and international dollar system." ... Continue reading

  • The Sandcastle

    The Sandcastle

    The decline from democracy to tyranny is both a natural and inevitable one. That's not a pleasant thought to have to consider, but it's a fact, nonetheless. In every case, a democracy will deteriorate as the result of the electorate accepting the loss of freedom in trade for largesse from their government. This process may be fascism, socialism, communism or a basket of "isms," but tyranny is the inevitable endgame of democracy. Like the destruction of a sandcastle by the incoming tide, it requires time to transpire, but in time, the democracy, like the sandcastle, will be washed away in its entirety. ... Continue reading

  • Shipping Gold Into Other Countries: How Does It Work

    Shipping Gold Into Other Countries: How Does It Work

    "How do I get it there?" is a question I’m often asked by clients who wish to move their gold or silver from their homes into a foreign country. Usually, their intention is to move it to an offshore depository for long-term storage. Surprisingly, it’s much easier and far less risky than most people think, if done correctly. Hundreds of shipments containing relatively high values of gold and silver are shipped around the world, every day. Here’s how it works. ... Continue reading

  • Size Matters

    Size Matters

    Recently, Doug Casey commented, in an essay, on the senselessness of giving to organized charities. I take a similar view. So, are we both heartless, having no concern for the well-being of others? Not at all. ... Continue reading

  • Three Faces of Bitcoin

    Three Faces of Bitcoin

    Whenever we see an image of bitcoin, it’s not presented as a blockchain, as it should be, but as a gold coin, which it is clearly not. ... Continue reading

  • Capitalism – A New Idea

    Capitalism – A New Idea

    Capitalism, whether praised or derided, is an economic system and ideology based on private ownership of the means of production and operation for profit. ... Continue reading

  • The American Ideal

    The American Ideal

    Back in the late 18th century, the American colonies were made up largely of self-reliant people who had a strong work ethic. Most had either been born in the UK, or their parents or grandparents were born there. What set them apart from their fellow Britons was that they didn’t simply accept their lot in life back in the UK. ... Continue reading

  • You Are Being Lied To About “Low” Gold Demand

    You Are Being Lied To About “Low” Gold Demand

    I don’t like to use inflammatory language, such as the title of this article, but the message from the mainstream media about gold demand is misleading. ... Continue reading

  • Say Goodbye to Your Safe Deposit Box

    Say Goodbye to Your Safe Deposit Box

    In 2013, the banks of Cyprus confiscated the deposits of many of their clients. There was no warning and there was little in the way of explanation, except to say that it was "necessary," as the banks had been mismanaged to the point that, unless the deposits were confiscated, the banks would fail. ... Continue reading

  • The Madhouse

    The Madhouse

    In the late 17th century, we British decided that, as a humanitarian effort and public service, we'd collect up all the people from the towns and countryside who were bonkers and confine them in institutions, so that society could be protected from them. ... Continue reading

  • Here’s What Silver Does after the Gold/Silver Ratio Reverses

    Here’s What Silver Does after the Gold/Silver Ratio Reverses

    There is a very specific condition for silver that has been a fairly reliable predictor for the price. Once this condition is met, silver has historically soared over the next two to three years. ... Continue reading

  • The Race Against Time

    The Race Against Time

    For decades, in discussing the ever-increasing hegemony of the world's principal governments (US, EU, et al), I've been asked repeatedly, "When will the governments understand that this obsession they have to become all-powerful is not in the interests of the people?" ... Continue reading

  • The Dynamics of a Riot

    The Dynamics of a Riot

    In my lifetime, I’ve had the misfortune of being present in two major natural disasters and one violent social crisis. Each taught me valuable lessons. ... Continue reading

  • This Chart Might Make You Rethink the Adage

    This Chart Might Make You Rethink the Adage "Stocks Always Come Back"

    It was a pretty simple inquiry on my part: Mike Maloney predicts the stock market is facing the mother of all crashes—if he’s right, then how long before the average stock investor would get back to even? ... Continue reading

  • Killing the Goose

    Killing the Goose

    I’m frequently asked by Americans how long I think the “recovery” will take. From my point of view, the answer is obvious, but then, I don’t spend my evenings watching American news programmes that have, since 2010, been endlessly claiming that a genuine recovery is right around the corner. ... Continue reading

  • Here’s What

    Here’s What "Stupid Cheap" Looks Like: The Inflation-Adjusted Silver Price

    A lot of readers liked the inflation-adjusted gold price chart we highlighted last month. It showed how dramatically undervalued it is, as well as how high it could reach when using the 1980 inflation formula. ... Continue reading

  • The Second Half of the Pincer

    The Second Half of the Pincer

    For some time, I’ve been forewarning readers that, as the governments of the former “free” world unravel, they’ll introduce capital controls, both to continue to fund their failing policies and to limit the freedom of their citizenries. ... Continue reading

  • Where’s Your Loyalty?

    Where’s Your Loyalty?

    Recently, after reading an essay of mine, a reader angrily questioned my loyalty to the USA. My immediate reaction was that I’m not a US citizen. I therefore tend to observe the US dispassionately, just as I’d observe any of the nearly 200 “foreign” countries in the world. ... Continue reading

  • Three Things Your Neighbor Doesn’t Know About Gold

    Three Things Your Neighbor Doesn’t Know About Gold

    It is estimated that 97% of the general population does not own any physical gold or silver, an outstanding and shocking fact. Why? Because most people simply don’t understand the shiny stuff. ... Continue reading

  • Dear Abby

    Dear Abby

    "I joined the Navy to see the world. I've seen it. Now how do I get out?" Readers will most likely be familiar with "Dear Abby", the American advice column that has been popular since its inception in 1956. The above question was sent to her in 1981, but may be even more relevant today. ... Continue reading

  • The Shift is On: Why Institutional Investors Are Buying Gold Again

    The Shift is On: Why Institutional Investors Are Buying Gold Again

    There’s an advantage to being well-connected in an industry: you can sometimes be among the first to spot a change in trend. And that appears to be exactly what’s happening in the gold industry. ... Continue reading

  • An Empire Self-Destructs

    An Empire Self-Destructs

    Empires are built through the creation or acquisition of wealth. The Roman Empire came about through the productivity of its people and its subsequent acquisition of wealth from those that it invaded. The Spanish Empire began with productivity and expanded through the use of its large armada of ships, looting the New World of its gold. ... Continue reading

  • Will There Be A Decline In The Supply Of Precious Metals? – Jeff Clark Interview

    Will There Be A Decline In The Supply Of Precious Metals? – Jeff Clark Interview

    Jeff Clark joins us for today’s interview, Jeff is an analyst at Goldsilver.com and also serves on the board of Strategic Wealth Preservation. Today we cover the current situation with Gold markets at the moment, FED Hikes and the influence the GDXJ announcement will have on Mining shares. We also go over Gold’s relationship with Bitcoin the popular digital currency and if they are rivals or complementary to each other. Jeff Clark joins us for today’s interview, Jeff is an analyst at Goldsilver.com and also serves on the board of Strategic Wealth Preservation. ... Continue reading

  • Gold Is Approaching an All-Time Inflation-Adjusted Low

    Gold Is Approaching an All-Time Inflation-Adjusted Low

    In my lifetime, I've never seen a better time to buy gold than right now. It’s not just because of the numerous risks embedded in the financial system today. It’s because gold is actually cheaper than it has ever been. That’s a bold statement, but it’s true. Here’s how... ... Continue reading

  • Feeding Frenzy

    Feeding Frenzy

    We’ve all seen the National Geographic specials featuring an animal that’s been isolated and brought down by a pack of carnivores. The pack tears out its throat to assure death, then proceeds to rip the carcass to pieces. ... Continue reading

  • For Every Action, There Is an Equal and Opposite Reaction

    For Every Action, There Is an Equal and Opposite Reaction

    Newton's third law of motion has proven the test of time, since he first stated it in 1686. If we were to apply the same concept to political history, we might say, A nation that rises to a great height will fall to an equally great depth. ... Continue reading

  • A Golden Opportunity to Invest in Gold

    A Golden Opportunity to Invest in Gold

    Is this a golden opportunity to buy the precious metal? Parsing gold's shining rally, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders. ... Continue reading

  • Offshore Gold Storage – A Look Inside the Cayman Vault

    Offshore Gold Storage – A Look Inside the Cayman Vault

    "If your gold is outside the US, it gives you another degree of insulation should the United States decide that you shouldn’t own it — it's not a reportable asset." - Doug Casey, May 2017 ... Continue reading

  • Why I Won My Gold Bet With Harry Dent

    Why I Won My Gold Bet With Harry Dent

    Two years ago I bet economist Harry Dent an ounce of gold that the price wouldn’t fall to his prediction of $750/ounce. He had made some noise in the gold community that year about how gold was going to crater. He advised selling your gold and buying dollars. He even stated that $750 wasn’t the stopping point, that the price would fall to as low as $250. ... Continue reading

  • The Escape from Collectivism

    The Escape from Collectivism

    Recently, I penned an article entitled, "A Chicken in Every Pot," which described the reasons why countries that have delved into collectivism are likely to slide further down the slippery slope, once it’s addictive qualities have been introduced to the brain. ... Continue reading

  • When Might the Pillaging End?

    When Might the Pillaging End?

    Recently, I published the comment that, when the present debt bubble eventually pops, “governments will lose the economic power to continue their advance against economic freedom.” ... Continue reading

  • Where Do You Go in a Hurricane?

    Where Do You Go in a Hurricane?

    As a West Indian, I’ve lived through quite a few hurricanes in my time. My level of responsibility in each varied quite a bit. I was eight years old in my first hurricane and I thought it was great fun, as it was so exciting during the hurricane and, afterward, the landscape had changed so much that I had lots of new places to play. ... Continue reading

  • Selling the Golden Goose

    Selling the Golden Goose

    Venezuela is a naturally rich nation. It's ranked seventh worldwide for biodiversity and has the world's largest reserves of oil. This is a country that deserves, more than most, to thrive. However, as in all countries, it passes through economic cycles and, when on a downward curve, would-be leaders take the opportunity to claim that the "greedy rich" have sent the economy into a tailspin (which can sometimes be the case) and that the solution is to adopt a collectivist approach to governance. ... Continue reading

  • Creating Another

    Creating Another "Crash of 1929"

    "Regarding the Great Depression, … we did it. We’re very sorry. … We won’t do it again." - Ben Bernanke, November, 2002 "Waiting too long to begin moving toward the neutral rate could risk a nasty surprise down the road - either too much inflation, financial instability, or both." - Janet Yellen, December, 2016 ... Continue reading

  • The Macroeconomics of De-Cashing - IMF Working Paper

    The Macroeconomics of De-Cashing - IMF Working Paper

    The paper presents a simple framework for the analysis of the macroeconomic implications of de-cashing. Defined as replacing paper currency with convertible deposits, de-cashing would affect all key macroeconomic sectors. The overall macreconomic impact of de-cashing would depend on the balance of growth-enhancing and growth-constraining factors. ... Continue reading

  • So Many Triggers

    So Many Triggers

    It’s not a story that’s likely to appear on the evening news, but it certainly should. Deutsche Bank has announced that it will create more shares, selling them at a 35% discount. Existing shareholders have not been pleased and, in the first four days since the offer was announced, the value of existing shares dropped by 13% as shareholders began dumping them. ... Continue reading

  • The Candlemaker’s Petition

    The Candlemaker’s Petition

    French economist Frédéric Bastiat was a man far ahead of his time. He was a "classical liberal," which, today, would identify him as a libertarian. He expanded upon the free-market argument set forth by Adam Smith in 1776. ... Continue reading

  • Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere! The Only Undervalued Asset Class

    Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere! The Only Undervalued Asset Class

    It’s probably the oldest investment adage: buy low, sell high.Easy to say, sometimes hard to do. But not today…It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that many asset classes are overvalued... ... Continue reading

  • Billions: Gold When It Counts

    Billions: Gold When It Counts

    It is not uncommon for many people to get a little, ok VERY, excited when word of a television show focusing on their industry surfaces. In my case, the industry is investment markets and the show is ’Billions’. I can remember just over a year ago being out with industry colleagues and everyone on the street knew it was coming. ... Continue reading

  • Couldn’t Hit an Elephant

    Couldn’t Hit an Elephant

    “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.” Those are purported to be the last words of General John Sedgwick, spoken as he observed the confederate troops 1000 yards away during the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia in 1864. (Historians debate as to whether these were his very final words or amongst his final words, but there is no debate as to whether he then received a mortal bullet wound to his face.) ... Continue reading

  • The Dancing Bears

    The Dancing Bears

    In the early 2000’s, I recommended to associates that we were in for a major gold boom. Most thought that this was a ridiculous suggestion and didn’t buy a single ounce. I continued to recommend the purchase of gold regularly over the ensuing years, and the price continued to rise. Only in 2011 did they start to buy, at a time when gold was peaking. We were due for a correction and in 2012, it arrived. ... Continue reading

  • Beware the Ides of March

    Beware the Ides of March

    Eidus Martiae is the Latin term for 15th March, from the traditional Roman calendar. Since 44 BC, the Ides of March has held a dark reputation, as that was coincidentally the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar. ... Continue reading

  • The Best Month of the Year to Buy Gold

    The Best Month of the Year to Buy Gold

    It’s a rare gem when you can look at history and reliably pinpoint a time that is the best buying opportunity of the year. But that’s exactly what we have with gold. We tallied the average monthly change in the gold price from 1975 (the year gold was legal to own again in the US) to present. Here’s what we found. ... Continue reading

  • Food Crisis – The Greatest Threat To Social Stability

    Food Crisis – The Greatest Threat To Social Stability

    Recently, I was in a pharmacy and overheard the pharmacist say to someone, "There's so much unpleasantness on the news these days. I've stopped watching." The pharmacist has my sympathy. I'd love to be able to ignore the deterioration of the First World. It is, at turns, tedious, depressing, disturbing and infuriating. ... Continue reading

  • The Sinking of the Lord Clive

    The Sinking of the Lord Clive

    The image above is the 18th century home of friends in Colonia, Uruguay. Today, sitting on their back patio on the Rio de la Plata, I looked out at a small yellow buoy in the harbor that marks the final resting place of the Lord Clive, a large, 60-gun British warship from the 18th century. ... Continue reading

  • Fight of the Century

    Fight of the Century

    In March 1933, The Enabling Act was passed by the Reichstag in Germany. Its purpose was to provide Chancellor Adolf Hitler with the ability to bypass the Reichstag. It allowed him (amongst other measures) emergency powers to legally wage pre-emptive war without any further parliamentary approval, or even discussion. ... Continue reading

  • 2017 Gold Market Outlook

    2017 Gold Market Outlook

    As 2017 begins the United States is facing unprecedented political conditions and economic challenges. The entire world also is in a state of flux as dynamic, significant and unpredictable as was the collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union and East Europe and the demise of centrally planned economies elsewhere at the end of the 1980s and start of the 1990s. ... Continue reading

  • Duesenberg in a Barn

    Duesenberg in a Barn

    In 1929, Ford sold 1,507,132 cars. Chevrolet sold 1,328,605. Then came the stock market crash. Sales dropped dramatically each year until 1932, when sales bottomed at 210,824 for Ford and 313,404 for Chevrolet. ... Continue reading

  • When the Money Supply Dries Up

    When the Money Supply Dries Up

    In 1944, the US had been the primary supplier for arms for the allies during World War II and, as such, exited the war with more wealth than any of the other nations that had entered the war earlier, draining their treasuries of money. Since payment was largely demanded in gold, the US held three-quarters of the world’s gold and therefore was in a position to call the shots with regard to the free world’s economic future. ... Continue reading

  • The Two Most Important Lessons We Can Learn From The Movie Gold

    The Two Most Important Lessons We Can Learn From The Movie Gold

    Have you seen the movie “Gold”? Naturally I had to see it. But not just because of the topic; it’s loosely based on a true story of what happened to a gold mining company in the 1990s. ... Continue reading

  • Here’s Proof That Investors Run To Gold When Fear Is High

    Here’s Proof That Investors Run To Gold When Fear Is High

    The anxiety in Europe has been slowly building. Last week the lid blew off. As you probably know, Europeans have been grappling with a number of issues. ... Continue reading

  • 20-20

    20-20

    In 1978, ABC News created a new programme in the US, named for the “20/20” measurement of visual acuity. For 38 years, the programme has remained popular, through its format of in-depth news stories. ... Continue reading

  • We Will Bury You

    We Will Bury You

    In 1956, Soviet Premiere Nikita Krushchev gave a speech in Moscow to Western ambassadors and famously said, “We will bury you.” ... Continue reading

  • War on Cash, Privacy, & Savings - Silver & Gold Bullion in the 21st Century

    War on Cash, Privacy, & Savings - Silver & Gold Bullion in the 21st Century

    Technology has provided us with conveniences our ancestors never dreamed of. The fact that I can type this article up and then easily share it with you via a few taps on a keyboard is but one example of how evolved our world has truly become. ... Continue reading

  • Gold Supply Is Guaranteed To Fall—Here’s How You’ll Be Impacted

    Gold Supply Is Guaranteed To Fall—Here’s How You’ll Be Impacted

    Last week we looked at how silver supply could be dramatically pinched if Indian citizens began an earnest shift from gold to silver. This week we’ll continue looking at supply, this time with gold. ... Continue reading

  • Under New Management

    Under New Management

    In 2008, the majority of Americans voted for “change,” and in some ways, they got it. They received a heavier dose of collectivism in the form of Obamacare, but in addition, they received an even heavier dose of “more of the same.” ... Continue reading

  • Three Strikes – You’re Out!

    Three Strikes – You’re Out!

    In the nineteenth century, the Americans invented a new sport – baseball. At one time thought of by us Britons as a sort of “poor man’s cricket,” baseball eventually became an international sport and, at this point, in virtually any country in the world, the exclamation, “Three strikes – you’re out,” means to all and sundry that the individual in question is finished for the time being. ... Continue reading

  • Gold’s New Year’s Message: Take Heart, My Friends, I Stand At The Ready

    Gold’s New Year’s Message: Take Heart, My Friends, I Stand At The Ready

    I intercepted a message that came from gold herself. Yes, she spoke, and was talking to an investor that was discouraged about her recent price action. It was such a powerful message that I thought I’d pass it along to you for the new year. It’s a good reminder of why we all own gold right now and that we’ll all someday soon be vindicated. – Jeff Clark ... Continue reading

  • Get an Education

    Get an Education

    We’re presently facing an economic crisis much like the one in 1929, but far more devastating, since the conditions leading up to it are so much worse. After a crash, bankers, brokers and other financial industry professionals will be out of work. Many of those jobs will not return in the foreseeable future. New graduates, hopeful of entering the industry will find that they have no chance of obtaining even an entry-level position. ... Continue reading

  • The Candlemaker’s Petition

    The Candlemaker’s Petition

    French economist Frédéric Bastiat was a man far ahead of his time. He was a “classical liberal,” which, today, would identify him as a libertarian. He expanded upon the free-market argument set forth by Adam Smith in 1776. ... Continue reading

  • The Future of Passports

    The Future of Passports

    “The bottom line is that anyone can be ISIS. We therefore need an approach to securing civilized societies that doesn't allow individuals to hide behind the cloak of Western passports… The time has come for a "global passport," a parallel digital certification of a person's identity, background, criminal record, travel history, and other details. ... Continue reading

  • A Voice in the Wilderness

    A Voice in the Wilderness

    In 2007, Vladimir Putin spoke at the 43rd Munich Conference on Security Policy. Far from being a diatribe, Mister Putin spoke eloquently and without the bluster that we tend to expect from political leaders. ... Continue reading

  • The War on Cash and Then on Gold...

    The War on Cash and Then on Gold...

    The global financial system continues to groan under the strain of the accumulated weight of trillions of dollars worth of debt and derivatives, which have built up to even more fantastic levels than those that precipitated the near collapse in 2008, thanks to the policy of solving liquidity problems near-term by creating even more debt and derivatives, Quantitative Easing being the most obvious example. However, while the majority consider the situation to be hopeless, there is actually “light at the end of the tunnel”. ... Continue reading

  • Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow

    Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow

    In 1871, a large portion of the city of Chicago burned to the ground. The Chicago Tribune attributed the fire to a cow owned by a Mrs. O’Leary. The Tribune stated that the cow kicked over a lantern as she was being milked, burning the barn and much of Chicago. ... Continue reading

  • A Chicken in Every Pot

    A Chicken in Every Pot

    Collectivism will always eventually destroy the economy of any nation, no matter how great it may be. That’s a pretty powerful statement. Is it historically supportable? Let’s visit a current example - Venezuela, to examine the overall process of collectivism, then look at a few other historical cases and see what we can learn. ... Continue reading

  • Welcome to Hooverville

    Welcome to Hooverville

    In 1928, Republican Herbert Hoover was elected as president of the US. He took office in March of 1929. The following October, the stock market crashed, heralding in the Great Depression. Millions of Americans lost their jobs and homes and/or starved in the ensuing years. ... Continue reading

  • This Is Where I Get Off

    This Is Where I Get Off

    We began writing on the War on Cash some time ago, when it was still just a theoretical ploy that we believed banks and governments were likely to employ as their economic adventurism continued to unravel. ... Continue reading

  • The Scenic Route to Hell

    The Scenic Route to Hell

    I rarely comment on specific news items, as I tend to focus on the long view. However, I’ve been repeatedly asked to comment on the recent American presidential election and what a win by Donald Trump will mean. ... Continue reading

  • Offshore: ‘Wealth preservation, asset protection more important than tax reduction’

    Offshore: ‘Wealth preservation, asset protection more important than tax reduction’

    Hans-Lothar Merten, trained in banking and business administration, is known in Germany as an insider in the offshore world. He has written books about tax havens for more than 20 years, and he also publishes articles on finance and taxes as a freelance journalist. According to the German financial newspaper Handelsblatt, his guide “Steueroasen” has cult appeal in relevant circles. ... Continue reading

  • Viva la Revolución?

    Viva la Revolución?

    In every country where a revolution has taken place (whether it be a “soft” revolution, or a violent overthrow), those who are part of the winning team make a point of glorifying the revolution and all the “good” that it has brought. For this reason, the inhabitants of most countries where a revolution has taken place at some point in their history, will believe that the revolution was positive. ... Continue reading

  • The Elimination of Reason

    The Elimination of Reason

    Recently, I paid for an item with the exact amount requested, including 89 cents in change. The salesgirl stared at the coins and clearly wasn’t sure what to do. Eventually, she reached for a calculator and began to total them up one at a time: 25 + 25 + 25 + 10 + 10 + 4. Having been schooled in the age prior to calculators, I’m accustomed to doing arithmetic in my head, but this particular instance evidenced a level of “dumbing down” over the last fifty years that was beyond what I had realised. ... Continue reading

  • The Sedition Act: The Bad Penny Returns

    The Sedition Act: The Bad Penny Returns

    In much of what was formerly known as “the free world”, freedom is being dramatically curtailed by governments. Nowhere is this truer than in the US. I discussed the future of freedom of speech with an American recently. She postulated that it could never be taken from her, as she was assured freedom of speech under the Constitution. ... Continue reading

  • The Demise of the EU

    The Demise of the EU

    Back in the 90’s, when the EU had ceased to be a mere trade agreement and had become a full-blown oligarchy that would eventually gobble up most of western and eastern Europe, my belief was that it had not only been a doomed concept, it had additionally been rushed into being far too quickly. Although, at that time, the governments of Europe were gleefully joining up, I said, “I give it twenty years, tops.” ... Continue reading

  • Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

    Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

    Alice laughed. "There’s no use trying,” she said. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Alice in Wonderland ... Continue reading

  • Gold As A Hedge Against Hyperinflation: Does It Really Work?

    Gold As A Hedge Against Hyperinflation: Does It Really Work?

    One of the most frightening and personally devastating economic phenomena you can experience is hyperinflation. Unless you’ve lived through one, you have no idea of the havoc it can cause. ... Continue reading

  • What the Upcoming Wealth Transfer Will Look Like

    What the Upcoming Wealth Transfer Will Look Like

    With gold up 26% year-to-date and silver up 41%, and stock and bond markets looking increasingly precarious, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming wealth transfer. If Mike is right about what’s ahead for gold and silver, we’ll soon be part of a life-changing shift. Have you thought about how the wealth transfer might affect you? Not like this you haven’t. ... Continue reading

  • Going the way of the Denarius

    Going the way of the Denarius

    History repeats. (Or it rhymes, depending on your choice of words.) Throughout history, there has been an extraordinary tendency for governments (and cultures) to follow similar paths. Even regarding eras thousands of years apart, we see people behaving in much the same way, over and over. ... Continue reading

  • Why Socialism is Here to Stay

    Why Socialism is Here to Stay

    “[T]he government has to take resources from someone before it can dole them out to others. This act of taking destroys an economy. The more you take from the productive members of society, the less productive they become. That’s the primary lesson of the history of socialism.” ... Continue reading

  • Where to Buy Property Without Paying Property Tax

    Where to Buy Property Without Paying Property Tax

    Do you really own something if the government forces you to make never-ending payments on it? I think the answer is "no." You possess such an item, but you don’t own it outright. It’s an important distinction. ... Continue reading

  • Sorry, You Can’t Have Your Gold

    Sorry, You Can’t Have Your Gold

    In this publication, we warn regularly of the risk involved in storing wealth in banks. They’ve made the removal of your deposits increasingly difficult, in addition to colluding with governments to allow them to legally freeze or confiscate your money. ... Continue reading

  • Betting on Crazylegs in the Final Race

    Betting on Crazylegs in the Final Race

    Since the early 2000’s, I’ve been describing a coming economic depression that will dwarf the one that began in 1929. But, this is by no means guesswork or crystal ball gazing. Whenever a country (or countries) create debt that is beyond the level that they can ever repay, an economic collapse is a near-certainty. ... Continue reading

  • The Darwin Awards for Nations

    The Darwin Awards for Nations

    The fellow in the photo above is taking a bit of a risk. If all does not go well for him, he may become a candidate for the annual Darwin Awards – an award given to those who have inadvertently taken themselves out of the gene pool. ... Continue reading

  • How Much Gold and Silver You Need for the Crises

    How Much Gold and Silver You Need for the Crises

    Most of you are convinced of the need to own gold and silver. But as you continue to accumulate, a question naturally arises: how much do you need? ... Continue reading

  • The GLD vs GOLD

    The GLD vs GOLD

    The case for owning precious metals has already been made. We live in a world of unprecedented and ever expanding debt, devaluing fiat currencies and negative interest rates. Even Wall Street’s heralded “Bond King”, Bill Gross, now admits the world will continue to have difficulty paying its debts without further price inflations. ... Continue reading

  • Picking Up the UK Tab

    Picking Up the UK Tab

    Back in the late 90’s, I began saying, “I’ll give the EU twenty years.” At that point, the EU seemed to be going great guns, but I believed that it was an ill-conceived concept that wouldn’t stand the test of time. ... Continue reading

  • How Much Silver You'll Need To Buy A Vacation Home

    How Much Silver You'll Need To Buy A Vacation Home

    If all the research GoldSilver has done over the years proves correct, gold and silver owners will have some dinero to spend when we exit the sector. How about a vacation home? ... Continue reading

  • Rebirth of a Nation

    Rebirth of a Nation

    Regular readers of this publication will be familiar with my frequent comments that all countries have a shelf-life – that they experience a slow rise, typified by a strong work ethic and a free-market philosophy, which results in a highly productive country. That productivity later results in a high level of sympathy for the disadvantaged, which political leaders turn into a justification for government largesse. That, in turn, results in a population that grows complacent and, eventually apathetic, culminating in a decline into totalitarianism. ... Continue reading

  • Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs

    You’re familiar with the children’s game of musical chairs. Ten children walk around nine chairs whilst listening to music. When the music stops, each must quickly find a chair and sit in it. One child is out of luck and is out of the game. Then a chair is removed and the nine remaining children walk around the eight remaining chairs, waiting for the music to stop again. ... Continue reading

  • Why I Have More Than 10% of My Assets in Gold and Silver

    Why I Have More Than 10% of My Assets in Gold and Silver

    I shorted the stock market in October 2008, when the S&P fell as much as 33% in one month. Great timing, eh? I’d bought shares in SDS (ProShares Ultra Short S&P 500), an ETF that rose twice as much as the S&P fell. It was a short-term trade, and I personally booked a profit of over 50% in three weeks. ... Continue reading

  • The Blind Leading the Clueless

    The Blind Leading the Clueless

    Most of us watch television. In part, we seek to be entertained, but, additionally, we often seek to be enlightened as to “what’s going on.” In a difficult era like the present one, in which some of the most prominent countries are experiencing the onset of an economic crisis, virtual cartoon characters are competing as choices in political contests, governments are becoming increasingly rapacious and a police state is developing rapidly, it’s not surprising if the average person questions, “What on earth are they thinking?” ... Continue reading

  • Offshore, But Close to Home: Precious Metals Storage in the Cayman Islands

    Offshore, But Close to Home: Precious Metals Storage in the Cayman Islands

    Earlier this month I had the pleasure to speak with Mark Yaxley, the Operations Manager for Strategic Wealth Preservation (SWP), the private precious metals storage facility in the Cayman Islands. Our discussion revealed how you can profit from offshore storage housed so close to home. ... Continue reading

  • If You Can’t Touch it, You Don’t Own it

    If You Can’t Touch it, You Don’t Own it

    The pending Brexit has, not surprisingly, caused a shakeup in the investment world, particularly in the UK. Of particular note is that, recently, asset management firms in Britain began refusing their clients the right to cash out of their mutual funds. Of the £35 billion invested in such funds, just under £20 billion has been affected. ... Continue reading

  • Here’s How High Silver is Headed

    Here’s How High Silver is Headed

    Many readers asked for projections on the silver price when we analyzed how high gold might go. So we did the research and have some very interesting data and projections for you on the shiny gray metal. ... Continue reading

  • When Will They Learn?

    When Will They Learn?

    It will be no surprise to readers to say that collectivism is growing in the Western World. It matters little whether we refer to it as socialism, communism, Marxism, Fabianism, totalitarianism or any of its other names, the collectivist ideal is on the rise. ... Continue reading

  • Babson’s Warning

    Babson’s Warning

    “A crash is coming, and it may be terrific…The vicious circle will get in full swing and the result will be a serious business depression. There may be a stampede for selling which will exceed anything that the Stock Exchange has ever witnessed…Wise are those investors who now get out of debt.” ... Continue reading

  • Will Gold Crash With The Dow…or Soar?

    Will Gold Crash With The Dow…or Soar?

    In 2008, we projected that the crash in the market was in fact a mini-crash and that the day would come that a more major crash would occur - one that reflected the level of debt. In recent months, this prognostication has been gaining traction – that a second, more severe crash is inevitable. ... Continue reading

  • Burning Down the House

    Burning Down the House

    Recently an article appeared in Forbes magazine that recommended a universal basic income (UBI) for all citizens. The writer, who is from the UK, argues that, ... Continue reading

  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road

    Follow the Yellow Brick Road

    For over a hundred years, it’s been theorised that author L. Frank Baum wrote his 1900 book, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” as a fanciful way to explain the economic situation at the time and that the Yellow Brick Road was a reference to the path created by gold ownership. Whether or not the theory is correct, for many people today, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” might serve as a mantra for alleviating economic woes. ... Continue reading

  • The #1 Reason This Gold Uptrend Is Here To Stay

    The #1 Reason This Gold Uptrend Is Here To Stay

    In April 2013, a prominent hedge fund manager announced on TV that he was selling his gold position. Why? “Because the runaway inflation we thought would result from money-printing hasn’t happened.” He pointed out that many of his hedge fund friends felt the same way. ... Continue reading

  • Predicting the Efficacy of a Coming Revolution

    Predicting the Efficacy of a Coming Revolution

    In much of what was once called “the free world,” governments and economies are in the throes of self-destruction. Before long, we shall witness revolution in several of these countries. ... Continue reading

  • Anger after HSBC demands right to ‘snoop’ into safe deposit boxes of Hong Kong customers

    Anger after HSBC demands right to ‘snoop’ into safe deposit boxes of Hong Kong customers

    Dear clients and site visitors. We generally don’t post news articles that insinuate and promote that the banks and governments are infringing on private citizens basic rights. There are many publications and newsletters that do this already, and frankly, our website would be overrun by such articles if we did. Strategic Wealth Preservations ultimate goal is educate and provide its clients with wealth preservations alternatives that exist outside of the banking system. We feel that the article below, which highlights HSBCs recent change in policy that allows the bank to open its clients safe deposit boxes, is an important reflection of where the banks are failing their clients today, and why alternative, privately owned wealth storage companies, such as Strategic Wealth Preservation, are so important. ... Continue reading

  • Wheelbarrow Economics

    Wheelbarrow Economics

    In 2014, we published an article entitled, “Watch the Movie Before it is Filmed”. In that article, I described the situation in Venezuela at that time. The effects of fifteen years of collectivism were threatening to collapse the economy. ... Continue reading

  • Obama’s Cuban Ambitions as Seen by Cubans Themselves

    Obama’s Cuban Ambitions as Seen by Cubans Themselves

    For half a century, Americans have been largely unable to visit Cuba and have had to rely on the US government and media for an understanding of the political, social and economic conditions there. What has been described as the “American Berlin Wall” has been successful in providing Americans with quite an inaccurate view. ... Continue reading

  • The Necessity of Human Action

    The Necessity of Human Action

    In 1987, Levon Helm, a former cotton farmer from Arkansas, sat brooding in his yard, trying to describe why his apparent success had turned to near-bankruptcy: ... Continue reading

  • You May Not Like It, But It Cometh

    You May Not Like It, But It Cometh

    When a correction comes, it will be time to throw money at gold and the other precious metals. Gold, silver, platinum and palladium have had a barn-burning rally since the lows in January. The gold mining indexes are up even higher. Since January, the XAU rocketed higher from 38.37 to 93.66 for a 144% increase in a little over three months. The HUI blasted from 99.19 to 236.23 for a 138% advance during the same short period. ... Continue reading

  • Where is Your Gold Stored?

    Where is Your Gold Stored?

    In the early 2000’s I began to reassess my approach to investment. If my economic predictions were correct, there would be a housing crash, followed by a stock market crash, a false recovery, then a series of more severe crashes. It would become increasingly difficult to maintain diversified investments, as each form of investment would become riskier due to the economic collapse I anticipated. As I believed that the collapse would be prolonged, this would mean that there would be a timeline as to when each form of investment had passed its “sell by” date in terms of its relative safety. ... Continue reading

  • Five Reasons to ‘Go Platinum’

    Five Reasons to ‘Go Platinum’

    When it comes time to making a purchase, clients often ask me which metals to invest in. Most often, they are referring to either gold or silver. My answer to their question always includes allocating a portion of the investment into platinum as well. ... Continue reading

  • SWP Q1 Wrap Up

    SWP Q1 Wrap Up

    During the first quarter of 2016, our focus remained on strengthening our overall service offering for both our individual clients and dealer-partners who operate within the vault. We kept very busy, achieving distributorship status for the Perth Mint of Australia, as well as by adding both Manfra, Tordella & Brookes (MTB) and Elemetal Capital as wholesale suppliers actively storing and supplying inventory within our Class III UL rated vault. ... Continue reading

  • The First Casualty Is Truth

    The First Casualty Is Truth

    In the fifth century BC, Greek dramatist Aeschylus said, “In war, truth is the first casualty.” Quite so. Whenever national leaders decide to go on the warpath for the sake of their own ambition or self-aggrandisement, it’s the citizenry that will pay the bloody price for their aspirations. Since war is rarely desired by the citizenry, it has to be sold to them. Some form of deception, exaggeration or outright lies must be put forward to con the populace into getting on board with the idea. ... Continue reading

  • There Might Be Dragons (the Fear of Internationalisation)

    There Might Be Dragons (the Fear of Internationalisation)

    It’s now an archaic saying, yet it’s even more applicable today than in times of yore. There are literally millions of people (particularly in the EU, US and Canada) who are fearful that their country of residence is becoming increasingly less free and less safe for themselves and their wealth. Some are looking into the prospect of internationalising themselves, but a much smaller percentage actually take the plunge. ... Continue reading

  • Nine Meals from Anarchy

    Nine Meals from Anarchy

    In 1906, Alfred Henry Lewis stated, “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.” Since then, his observation has been echoed by people as disparate as Robert Heinlein and Leon Trotsky. ... Continue reading

  • The Nature of a Career Politician

    The Nature of a Career Politician

    Recently, David Cameron presented to the British public his White Paper on whether the UK should remain in the EU, in preparation for the June referendum. For those who are unfamiliar with the referendum, it’s intended to resolve the degree to which the UK caves to an unelected uber-government in Brussels, in trade for purported benefits of an all-Europe trade partnership, or whether it chooses independence – going through the hard work of creating individual agreements with EU countries, but gaining the ability to unilaterally make its own decisions regarding such weighty issues as migration, borderlessness, human rights, etc. ... Continue reading

  • Failure of the War on Cash

    Failure of the War on Cash

    Some years ago, when I suspected there would be a War on Cash at some point, everything in the behaviour of the central banks pointed to the idea – it fit exactly into their own informed, yet unrealistic pattern of logic. I therefore decided that it would be a likely development and would take place at a time when they had tried everything else and had run out of other ideas. As to a date when this might happen … I had no idea. ... Continue reading

  • Hiding from Opportunity

    Hiding from Opportunity

    “Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.” - Alejandro Jodorowsky. As a consultant on internationalisation, I regularly have occasion to advise people on the finer points of safeguarding their wealth and themselves from becoming casualties of declining governments. ... Continue reading

  • Asset Protection In Canada: Good For Foreigners, Worrisome For Canadians?

    Asset Protection In Canada: Good For Foreigners, Worrisome For Canadians?

    So the question of confiscation always comes up with our experts. So the question right now is, what are the top three safest countries to keep your money and assets, and why? ... Continue reading

  • Chang and Eng / The US and Canada

    Chang and Eng / The US and Canada

    Chang and Eng were the first internationally known “Siamese twins”, as a result of their having been exhibited worldwide. Although each had a complete body, they were joined together at the sternum. ... Continue reading

  • To Humbly Submit

    To Humbly Submit

    Submission to the state is a time-honoured tradition, a concept supported by governing bodies since time immemorial. In days of yore, men submitted to whichever member of the tribe was the mightiest in battle. By doing so, they stood a better chance of succeeding in battle, thereby diminishing the likelihood of their own death or enslavement. ... Continue reading

  • Will You Get Your Money Out in Time?

    Will You Get Your Money Out in Time?

    The "bank account tax" is coming. If you’ve been a Casey reader for long, you know the U.S. government has engaged in a long list of reckless acts since the 2008 financial crisis. ... Continue reading

  • Benefits of Storing Assets in an Offshore Trust

    Benefits of Storing Assets in an Offshore Trust

    Private individuals are increasingly choosing to hold their artwork, precious metals, property and yachts in offshore trusts in the Cayman Islands. Here’s why. ... Continue reading

  • Offshore Gold Ownership is Essential to Any IRA

    Offshore Gold Ownership is Essential to Any IRA

    Prudent investors have held precious metals in their portfolios for thousands of years. Since 1998, when precious metals first qualified for IRAs, that trend has continued for the same reason - because precious metals are still the only form of money that is not simultaneously someone else’s liability. ... Continue reading

  • Market Landscape for Q1

    Market Landscape for Q1

    Kitco’s veteran trader, Peter Hug, provides an outlook for gold and silver’s performance in Q1. ... Continue reading

  • SWP – Entering 2016 On A High Note

    SWP – Entering 2016 On A High Note

    SWP officially opened its doors on June 15th, 2015. During our first seven months of operations, we’ve experienced numerous successes, and many are thanks to our growing list of loyal customers. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing SWP and the confidence you have placed in us to look after your precious metals. ... Continue reading

  • Benefits of Storing Assets in an Offshore Trust

    Benefits of Storing Assets in an Offshore Trust

    Private individuals are increasingly choosing to hold their artwork, precious metals, property and yachts in offshore trusts in the Cayman Islands. Here’s why. ... Continue reading

  • Should You Think Like an Indian?

    Should You Think Like an Indian?

    For centuries, East Indians have regarded gold as the primary source of wealth. All Indians own gold if they can afford to. They keep it as close as possible, sometimes in coin form, but often as jewellery, since “wearing wealth” means that it can be kept very close. They’re often especially reluctant to trust banks to hold their gold. ... Continue reading

  • Currency Collapse

    Currency Collapse

    Cash is a scarce commodity in Greece. In June, Greek banks declared a surprise limitation on how much could be withdrawn from an account. At present, the government still limits the cash withdrawals of Greeks. ... Continue reading

  • Seeking a saviour

    Seeking a saviour

    It’s an unfortunate truth that, when people are worried about the future, they often put their faith in politicians to somehow make everything better. ... Continue reading

  • Winning, but Losing, at the Penny-Pitch: A Look at the Coming Collapse of the European Union

    Winning, but Losing, at the Penny-Pitch: A Look at the Coming Collapse of the European Union

    When I was a boy, a carnival would come through town annually, with a Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round and, of course, a midway: rows of makeshift stalls where fairgoers might win a prize by throwing a ball at weighted milk bottles, shooting a rifle at metal ducks, or pitching pennies at small glass bowls. ... Continue reading

  • Get Ready for Crazy

    Get Ready for Crazy

    Recently, the Honduras homes and businesses of the family of Jaime Rosenthal were raided by the Honduran government. The properties themselves were seized and other assets taken. The family-owned bank was also seized and has been forced into liquidation, creating potential financial crisis for its 220,000 clients. ... Continue reading

  • SWP Alert – Greek Government to Begin Looting Safe Deposit Boxes

    SWP Alert – Greek Government to Begin Looting Safe Deposit Boxes

    The government of Greece has recently announced that it will soon be looting safe deposit boxes in banks. Inspectors will be authorised to open any and all safe deposit boxes in any and all banks. They will be authorised to confiscate as much as half the cash they find, plus stocks, bonds, jewellery and works of art without notifying the box holder. ... Continue reading

  • No Audit Means No Gold

    No Audit Means No Gold

    Businesses come and go, and in some industries bankruptcies are not uncommon. But one business that should be expected never to go belly-up is a bullion depository. Yet that’s just what happened recently, when The Austin Texas Bullion Direct (ATBD), a major US storage facility, filed for bankruptcy. ... Continue reading

  • Market Landscapes

    Market Landscapes

    It wasn’t long ago when the pundits, on masse, were calling for gold the break below $1,000 and silver to carry a $10 handle. It coincided with platinum trading below $1,000 and palladium scraping the high $500’s. It was a given that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September, shooting up the US$ and perpetuating the collapse in the commodity complex. ... Continue reading

  • Retirement Investing in Precious Metals

    Retirement Investing in Precious Metals

    New Direction IRA’s Co-Founder and CEO, Bill Humphrey, explains how simple it is to invest in precious metals using a self-directed IRA. ... Continue reading

  • Surging Demand for Offshore Storage – Explained

    Surging Demand for Offshore Storage – Explained

    For the first time in quite a long while, I’m seeing significant changes in what wealth storage facilities are offering clients and changes in what clients are seeking. How do you see that from your perspective as the head of a wealth storage facility? ... Continue reading

  • Your Gold Is Only as Good as Where You Store It

    Your Gold Is Only as Good as Where You Store It

    The image below shows a Credit Suisse one-kilo bar of gold (worth roughly $35,000 at present). Although my associate was joking when he placed it in his back pocket for the above photo, the gesture serves as a reminder of a basic principle of gold ownership: Keep your bullion in a place where you maximise your control over your ownership of it, whilst minimising the control others (such as banks and governments) have over it. ... Continue reading

  • Extreme Product Premiums Explained

    Extreme Product Premiums Explained

    I’ve seen things this week that I’ve never seen in my 10+ years in the precious metals business. Things that have left me scratching my head. Indicators that something just isn’t right. ... Continue reading

  • Nothing Has Changed

    Nothing Has Changed

    Every day, media headlines and market commentary tell us where the financial world is heading. Reporters, commentators, technical analysts, economists; everyone has a headline. ... Continue reading

  • The Silent Bull Market

    The Silent Bull Market

    I generally don’t write commentary, however the recent volatility in the metal prices has inspired me. During such turbulent periods, I often find there is a great amount of misunderstanding and misinformation about what is actually happening behind the scenes. Although I cannot provide any greater insight as to what is causing the metal prices to soften or the USD to strengthen, I can share my knowledge with you surrounding the effects these recent price drops have had and will continue to have on the availability of physical product and their premiums. ... Continue reading

  • Caymanian Government Encourages Small Business

    Caymanian Government Encourages Small Business

    In much of the world today, particularly in those countries that we like to think of as “developed” and “progressive”, governments in recent decades have become anything but progressive. As many governments sink more seriously into debt, to the point of insolvency, we are witnessing a trend of increased taxation on income and capital gains. In fact, the US has recently introduced the world’s highest corporate tax, crippling business expansion. ... Continue reading

  • Safe Deposit Boxes & Confiscation

    Safe Deposit Boxes & Confiscation

    On April 1st, 2015, JPMorgan Chase bank informed their clients who rent safe deposit boxes that their policies would change. ... Continue reading

  • <span>Bullion Storage Planning</span> Acquires New Importance

    Bullion Storage Planning Acquires New Importance

    While investing in bullion is not a complicated activity, in and of itself, the process does raise several issues for potential investors. Does one buy gold or silver (or both)? Does one swap their paper currency for bullion coins or bars? Lastly, once one has obtained their wealth insurance; how and where do they choose to store that bullion? ... Continue reading

  • Why Cayman?

    Why Cayman?

    In 1970, The Cayman Islands were a backwater in the Caribbean - fewer than 10,000 people, with minimal commerce and no natural resources. With so little happening in Cayman, there was also no crime, no racial tension, no government corruption and only the most basic of laws. In addition, in its 500-year history, Cayman had never had any direct taxation of any kind – ever. ... Continue reading

  • Carrying Gold Into Foreign Countries: The Simple Truth

    Carrying Gold Into Foreign Countries: The Simple Truth

    “Can I carry my gold and silver across the border?” is a question I’m often asked by clients who are either planning to buy metals in a foreign country to bring home with them, or planning to hand-carry metals to an offshore location for long-term storage. ... Continue reading


News

  • Strategic Wealth Preservation (SWP) Becomes An Approved Distributor Of The Royal Mint Of Britain

    Strategic Wealth Preservation (SWP) Becomes An Approved Distributor Of The Royal Mint Of Britain

    Strategic Wealth Preservation (SWP) is delighted to announce that it has been approved as a distributor of The Royal Mint of United Kingdom gold and silver bullion products. ... Continue reading

  • Cayman Enterprise City and Strategic Wealth Preservation Announce Strategic Partnership

    Cayman Enterprise City and Strategic Wealth Preservation Announce Strategic Partnership

    Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) Cayman’s special economic zone, and Strategic Wealth Preservation Cayman (SWP) an offshore facility for storing precious metals, are partnering to promote the Cayman Islands as the ideal jurisdiction and offshore storage option. The strategic partnership is being developed with a focus on CEC’s Cayman Commodities and Derivatives Park. ... Continue reading

  • Texas Precious Metals Partners with Strategic Wealth Preservation (SWP)

    Texas Precious Metals Partners with Strategic Wealth Preservation (SWP)

    Shiner, Texas and George Town, Grand Cayman (August 30, 2016) – Strategic Wealth Preservation (SWP) is pleased to announce its partnership with Texas Precious Metals, who is now offering their clients the ability to purchase and store precious metals offshore at SWP’s Class 3 UL rated vault located in Grand Cayman. ... Continue reading

  • Perth Mint Products Now Available Through SWP

    Perth Mint Products Now Available Through SWP

    Grand Cayman (April 5, 2016) – Strategic Wealth Preservation (SWP) is pleased to welcome The Perth Mint into the SWP family of available products. With a reputation built on 117 years of continuous minting excellence, The Perth Mint is a world leader in the production of precious metal coins and bars. Wholly owned by the Government of Western Australia, The Perth Mint is appointed by the Commonwealth Government of Australia as the inaugural producer of Australia’s gold, silver and platinum investment coins. ... Continue reading

  • Manfra, Tordella & Brookes, Inc. (MTB) Joins with Strategic Wealth Preservation(SWP) as Wholesaler and Strategic Supplier

    Manfra, Tordella & Brookes, Inc. (MTB) Joins with Strategic Wealth Preservation(SWP) as Wholesaler and Strategic Supplier

    Strategic Wealth Preservation (SWP) clients now have more choice when diversifying their accounts through precious metals investment since Manfra, Tordella & Brookes, Inc. (MTB) partnered as a wholesaler and strategic supplier of the widest selection of international legal tender bullion coins and pure investment bars, including platinum and palladium. ... Continue reading

  • SWP shows 400oz RMR Gold Bar at CAIS

    SWP shows 400oz RMR Gold Bar at CAIS

    Strategic Wealth Preservation Ltd. (SWP) caused quite the stir at the recent Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS) held at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Feb 4 -5, 2016. ... Continue reading

  • SWP Donates to Protect Children

    SWP Donates to Protect Children

    SWP made a big splash last weekend (November 21) at the Hedge Funds Care (HFC) Gala, held at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman. This global charity, also known as Help For Children, was formed in 1998 with the sole purpose of raising funds to support organisations that help prevent and treat the effects of child abuse around the world. ... Continue reading

  • Precious Metals Storage in the Caymans

    Precious Metals Storage in the Caymans

    We want to take a moment to introduce one of our recommended depository partners in the Cayman Islands, Strategic Wealth Preservation (SWP). Why do we often recommend SWP in the Caymans for depository storage for our clients? A better choice. The Cayman Islands is the fifth largest financial center in the world. The financial industry is Cayman’s lifeblood and, as such, economic freedom is understood by both its government and its people to be essential for mutual prosperity. SWP does not have any wealth-reporting requirements to the Cayman or any foreign governments. ... Continue reading

  • Rosie Di Gregorio Joins SWP

    Rosie Di Gregorio Joins SWP

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rosie Di Gregorio to Head of Business Development and Client Services for SWP. This is a wonderful fit for both Rosie and our existing team and we look forward to the wealth of knowledge and experience that she brings to our company. ... Continue reading

  • Strategic Wealth Preservation Selects WMS for Gold Bullion Vault Storage Facility

    Strategic Wealth Preservation Selects WMS for Gold Bullion Vault Storage Facility

    State-of-the-art precious metals -storage facility Strategic Wealth Preservation (SWP) selected and implemented Datex FootPrint WMS at its Cayman Islands vaulting facility. SWP’s purpose-built facility is considered to be one of the premier offshore precious metals storage facilities in the world and is ideal for gold and silver bullion storage by North American investors seeking to internationalize their hard assets. ... Continue reading

  • Dillon Gage Teams Up With SWP

    Dillon Gage Teams Up With SWP

    Dillon Gage Metals is teaming up with Strategic Wealth Preservation (SWP), a precious metals depository located in the Cayman Islands to offer SWP’s clients ability to purchase and sell precious metals from Dillon Gage directly on-site. ... Continue reading

  • SWP is Open for Business

    SWP is Open for Business

    We are excited to report that the SWP premises is completed and we are officially open for business! But don’t take our word for it, come on down and visit us in the Cayman Islands. We would be delighted to show you around. ... Continue reading

  • Sprott Money Ltd. has partnered with Strategic Wealth Preservation

    Sprott Money Ltd. has partnered with Strategic Wealth Preservation

    Sprott Money Ltd. has partnered with Strategic Wealth Preservation Ltd. (SWP) to offer its storage services at SWP ... Continue reading


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