I present to you a "Special Edition" Publication No.35 of The Weekly Tidbit. In this newsletter, readers have chosen to contribute their thoughts on any and all things related to the Dinar, foreign currencies, legal thoughts, retirement plans, estate and trust plans, asset protection, gold and silver market explanations, and other subjects critical and important in the periphery of understanding beyond a singular focus on Iraq and its official currency!
This is a contest readers have entered wherein Dinar will be given to the individuals who submit what I and the reading public deem to be the best, most helpful, and most insightful articles submitted before January 25th. Full details on this contest can be reviewed by CLICKING HERE. This contest and all IQD given away to the winners that you the readers will vote on is sponsored by Treasury Vault.
Please read ALL the articles submitted below by your fellow readers, then fill in the form provided within this newsletter to submit your vote as to which of these contributors and what they've presented you feel best adds value to your education about the Dinar and all related periphery information. If the provided form below is not showing properly within your email or web browser, please CLICK HERE to submit your vote, or go to the following URL: http://theiraqidinar.com/tidbits/the-weekly-tidbit-newsletter-article-submission-contest-vote-here-194037
DISCLAIMER: Please note, the identity of the writers within this "Special Edition" newsletter are intentionally omitted so a fair public vote can be obtained. The identities and all proper credit will be given later to ALL contributors after the vote is finalized. Also, emails are required to ensure a more accurate and fair vote count for the contest. The opinions expressed below aren't necessarily the opinion of Dinar Daddy, Dinar Daddy's Tidbits, The Weekly Tidbit, Treasury Vault, and/or all related affiliates and sites. They are strictly the opinions of your fellow readers who've taken the time and made the effort to write down their thoughts, insight, opinions, and views in order to participate in this article submission contest facilitated by The Weekly Tidbit, and sponsored by Treasury Vault.
I'm confident you'll be exposed to a wealth of helpful information from your fellow readers and contributors as you continue to grow and develop in your own understanding of what is best for you and your personal, family, and financial situation.
Good luck to ALL participants!
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To a More Successful and Prosperous New Year
While we are all waiting for the RV to take place, I have had my eyes and ears focused on finding truly great tools and opportunities to help each of us to be more successful and prosperous. This week I’d like to show case a stock trading tool that may be of benefit to many readers. This financial tool has successfully been marketed in 40 countries for the past 7 years and has over 14,000 customers.
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- Do you have funds in a 401k, IRA, mutual fund, or the stock market, but not happy with the current results?
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IT'S YOUR KIDS
I was exposed to the Dinar ride by a friend in my area. I am a retired baby boomer. I have my "safe money" with a regular broker. With even bad luck going forward, my wife and I will get home ok financially. With that done, I had five reasons to get involved here. First, I want to have a shot at a better life for my children, grandchildren, and their children. I'm not sure about the future for them. My generation had many opportunities in our lifespan that iam not seeing ahead for these upcoming generations. I'm a hopeful person but you would have to be blind not to see the problems. The biggest problem is that our ability politically, socially, and philosophically to come together looks really damaged. The issues can be solved, but will they? I also believe that money and power have taken hold of the system and is damaging it. The pursuit of the political tribe's aims have become more important then the good of the people as a whole. Good news is you never count out the USA[see WW2]. Even if this investment has moderate success, it would be wonderful to set up nets for my children and grandchildren so they could have a shot at their dreams.
Second reason I got involved is that I think this is a long term project and I like them. First, they teach you patience. Long-term stuff also offers you a chance to learn something about the issues. You can do this because you have time to do it. I have been involved for about 3 yrs. It has been a slow reasoned trip for me. This is small time compared to some people noted on the sites,but I have been involved in other projects that were much longer and I saw them to the end. Some winners, some losers. The educational opportunities are endless with this one.. Politics, Military,
I know that there are many reasons to be involved here but I think many are in my category. This investment has actually let me do what every investment person will tell you and has told me.. DIVERSIFY... Yes, you can do ISX... Yes, you can do bank accounts and CDS etc. I have actually made some little money in these avenues. Will they all win? Probably not. But, if we get a couple of winners or just maybe one, it could pay off big time. You have CURRENCY, STOCKS, CDs, and INTEREST on savings accounts there. Pick a card, any card!
Next thing is if you have not really put out money you can't kiss goodbye [and I pray always that most have not done that], you have bought the one thing that money mostly does not buy....HOPE... Hope is priceless even with all the ups and downs etc. Mostly what you get with the money is JUNK that wears out in the end. Mental anguish caused by greed and the loss of soul in your life. Hope never gives out until the REVEAL... It is sustaining and gives purpose to your life. It is game on... What is the worst of the worst? Is It being poor? No, it is living without HOPE. I have to say this. I will miss this gig when it is over no matter what happens. I really hope It will be slow process upward so I can play the game longer and if I make some right calls,do even better time goes along.
THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
Then you have the games being played by many of the people involved.It has all the Shakespearean elements in it... comedy, tragedy, love, hate,
BONUS REFLECTION...There is NO NEWS in Iraq, only information and opinion. We have a similar situation in the US...Fox News and MSNBC.
Last but not least, we have charity..... What a great feeling it would be to help out a lot those less fortunate. This part will be sweet, I already have a lot of the currency out to many charity places. They are waiting for my "call".... "Think globally, act locally". Other then the children et al. I would love to go home as I came here.. with nothing.
This will not be new process. I been on that trail all along. Feels good every time out. You got your time, talent, and treasure. When we go home[our real home], the Master will ask what you did with what He gave you. A little or a lot does not matter. We are here for him to see what we got in terms of our souls. There is no final judgement. Our life is our own judgement on ourselves. We send ourselves to where we are going to end up. Action by action, day by day, year by year. We write our book. All that judgement is us looking at our story.
I am a person of faith and no matter the time line on the history, politics, military,
Writer's Disclaimer: The following is my personal opinion after watching all the comments on the Iraqi Dinar for the last two years.
It appears that most so called News Gurus are basing their comments on Iraqi politics while ignoring where the Sanctions came from in the first place. Some is good info, but much is purposefully misleading. So, let's sort things out if we can.
Iraqi Dinar Pricing Possibilities
The Dinar is presently priced through AUCTION by the Iraqi Central Bank. Licensed Dealers like Treasury Vault and others, base their buy/sell price on the price set by these auctions in Iraq. Treasury Vault is now quoting buy at $ 1,025.00 USD per million with a 50,000 IQD promotion giveaway for every million purchased, making the effective rate $975/million to buy, and a Dinar "buy-back" rate from customers at $ 825.00 USD per million Dinar. The cost is about a quarter of a penny per Dinar. When the Iraqi Dinar RV takes place, the auctions will stop and the prices will be based on the Iraqi annual budget offset by its expected Gross National Product. Several things that change the price will start to happen.
- The Iraqi Central Bank (ICB) will set or has already set the budget. It appears to demand a RV of at lease $ 3.86. This should be a minimum. The country can presently justify two to three times this amount. So we are hearing a price range of mid-threes to $ 5.50 or so.
- Once the CBI sets the price, and they can then raise or lower it at will, the Dealers will adjust to this new price. This is not FOREX. The Sanctions must be lifted before the currency can trade internationally on FOREX. This is the UN change from Chapter 7 to Chapter 8. It may have already happened, but it is not announced yet. The RV should take place BEFORE the removal of the Sanctions. In fact, the RV is a UN requirement for the Sanctions release.
- Then, the US Treasury should announce the price paid for the Dinar by US Banks. Our Dinar will not be returned to the Iraqi Treasury for circulation. They will be used by the US to buy oil at $32 per barrel as repayment for the war debt according to an agreement arranged by Chaney during the Bush administration as repayment for expenditures in the Iraqi war (U.S. blood & treasure). Our 000 Dinars will then be returned to the Iraqi Treasury for shredding thus avoiding hyper-inflation. The US price should be considerably higher than the ICB price for two reasons --- First, to encourage us to sell our dinar ASAP to the US Treasury; and Second, to compete with the expected rapid increase in price once the dinar is freely traded on FOREX.
- FOREX TRADING! After the U.N. removal of the Sanctions, it will take Iraq a week to 10 days to process the proper paper work for a FOREX listing. NOTE, this is AFTER Iraq is released from Chapter 7 and allowed to participate under Chapter 6 or 8. Once free trading begins, the price could hit $20 in a matter of a few weeks due to immense International demand and short supply of the currency. FOREX trading is done with a 20/1 leverage. The best plan I can imagine would be to cash in with the U. S. Treasury for Federal Reserve Notes ASAP; and then, when Forex trading begins, enter a leveraged trade on Forex selling Federal Reserve Notes and buying the Iraqi Dinar.
Ask a licensed FOREX Trader about this today and he will tell you the Iraqi dinar is nothing but a sham because they aren’t licensed by the SEC to trade on any currency that is not formally listed for trade on FOREX.
FOREX TRADING GUIDELINES
- 1 lot = $100,000 USD . It will cost $5,000.00. This is 20 to 1 leveraged transaction.
- 2 lots = $200,000 USD at a cost of $10,000.00. This is 20 to 1 leveraged transaction.
- 1 mini-lot = 10,000 at a cost of $500.00. This is also a 20 to 1 leveraged transaction.
- 10 lots = $1,000,000 USD.
- 10 lots will cost $1,000,000. Leverage = $20,000,000, again, 20 to 1
Commentary and Analysis on the Currency Market
Understanding the Use of the U.S. Dollar Index in Currency Trading
Greetings Currency Traders:
Today I’d like to submit a brief overview based solely on my technical analysis for the projected market direction of the US Dollar Index (USDX) for 2013. If you’re a currency trader in either the “spot” forex market or the futures market, having an idea of what the USDX may do, puts this market participant, (trader), in a better position to capitalize on market movement. Tighter stop losses and clearer targets are just two valuable features using the USDX. But what exactly is this USDX and how does it affect my trading in the “spot” currency market? Let’s examine this thought process a bit more.
The US Dollar Index provides a general indication of the International value of the U.S. Dollar. This index was launched in March 1973 by the New York Board of Trade. At its inception, the value of this index was set at 100. It does this by using a weighted averaging of the exchange rates between the U.S. Dollar and six major world currencies, namely; EUR, JPY, GBP, CAD, SEK, and the CHF. This averaging computation is continuous seven days a week, twenty four hours per day. A quote of 104.50 means the dollar’s current value has risen 4.50% since the original base period. The current level as of this writing is 79.81. So, for a currency trader, how can I use this information? Let me explain this thought a little more.
If the USDX is gaining strength against this basket of European currencies, it simply means the U.S. Dollar is stronger than the opposing basket of currencies. For example, if trading the EUR/USD currency pair, the USD is stronger than the EUR, the pair as a whole is declining in price. The EUR is therefore weaker than the opposing USD. If you were trading the GBP/USD, the pound is declining in strength verses the opposing USD. Using the USDX then, can give a currency trader a heads up when considering either a long or short on the pair he/she is considering. In both of these examples, a trader would only consider shorting both the EUR/USD and the GBP/USD. Since the USDX reacts opposite to the EUR/USD, in this example, it is therefore considered to have a negative correlation.
There’s much more to using the USDX as a tool for the currency trader, however, we’ll save that for another commentary in the future. But by implementing the usage of this index, you can be sure you are going with the trend, (opposite) direction of the EUR/USD for example and this trade therefore has a much better chance of reaching your projected target rather than trading against the USDX and wondering why your trade didn’t do what you expected it to do from the onset.
Using today’s current price of the USDX at 79.81, monthly time frame, the USDX has a slight bullish tone, but she’s been in a long down trend, with minor pullbacks since the high of 121.02 in July 2001. Price is ranging currently and could go either direction. To the downside, 78.13 is the next target with 75.00 as target two. If the USDX does continue its decline, the dollar crosses will march onward to the upside. This means that if you trade the EUR/USD, look for long opportunities in your trading methodology to targets up to 1.3672 then up to 1.3857 and possibly up to 1.4160. If price action of the USDX breaks to the upside and closes strong above 81.25, the next upside target is 82.68 and 84.38 thereafter. If this occurs, the dollar crosses will decline in price so we’ll only be looking for short entries. Considering the EUR/USD once again, shorts are in order down to levels of 1.3184, 1.2695 and possibly lower to 1.2050. Time will tell and price action is king, so we trade what we see, not what we think we see. Understanding and applying the USDX as a tool, a trader can increase the odds for a favorable outcome on your trade immensely. Let’s use whatever tools we can, before we place a trade, to have all the energies going with us rather than opposing us. This is perfectly logical to me.
I hope this information helps in your trading plan, so don’t forget to look at the USDX if you are trading any currency against the U.S. Dollar.
Trade smart, not often. More to come.
Some of us continue to travel the road that is “less traveled”. We have traveled down this road a bit longer than we thought we would and wanted. Let us learn to enjoy the fact that we are still on the road!
We are all waiting on the Iraqi Dinars to Re-Value. We have been privileged and blessed to discover this great phenomenon. Yet we hear rumblings as to “it hasn’t happened yet” or “it will never happen”… Stop to think of why some of you entered into this waiting period. For some it was because you wanted to get rich quick. For others you were trying to augment your retirement. Yet I believe many, if not most of you got into this “opportunity” for this purpose: to help others. Keep in mind why you bought in the first place. For my wife and I, it is simple. We are looking forward to a no-strings attached ministry where we can follow God’s will for our lives as we see it unfold. Financial freedom for us means unencumbered working without bureaucratic messes and hindrances.
We have a great desire to see people reach their potential and know their God-given purpose in life. The RV will afford us this life-goal of ours. This is what we remember during this waiting period. We all need something to hold on to during any waiting period.
Next time your heart or mind start doubting what potentially will be one of the greatest financial booms of our lifetime, remember why you got into this. Accept the waiting as a trial of your desires and even faith to believe to the end where it will lead. Continue to run with patience until you – we all see the fruition of our dreams and goals.
So enough nay saying and even fight picking. Let’s be resolute that this is going to happen and we are going to be able to help so many people in its wake. Your life really will be changed instantly - suddenly you will be able to change paradigms and not just move forward but soar forward.
I encourage you to do the following three things:
- Simply and continually thank God that you are committed to this for the long-haul.
- Enjoy the wait. Find things that you can do now, during “the wait” and do them with all your might. Whatever you choose for your hands to do, do it well and enjoy this time. You see faith allows us to enjoy the wait.
- Pray for the Iraqi Government to come not only to agreement with the world on the RV, but to become a stabilizing force in that part of God’s world.
Since we have to wait, let’s make it enjoyable and a learning process. Encourage others to enjoy the wait and repeat the mantra: “Go Dinars!”.
This Is About Libya
While the controlled media blasts away at Libya's supposed violation of human rights, the United Nations human rights council adopted a report full of praise for Libya's human rights record. It is not about oil, and it is not about human rights. Actually, the Libyan people seem to be thriving. In few nations do the people live in comfort. The American people had better wish they had just a small number of the following benefits:
- Libyans are entitled to free medical treatment, and their hospitals provide the best in the world of medical equipment.
- Education in Libya is free; capable young people have the opportunity to study abroad at government expense.
- When marrying, young couples receive 60,000 dinars (about 50,000 u.s. dollars) of financial assistance and non-interest state loans, and as practice shows, undated.
- Due to government subsidies the price of cars are much lower than in Europe, and they are affordable for every family.
- Gasoline and bread costs a penny, and there are no taxes for those who are engaged in agriculture.
- The Libyan people are quiet and peaceful, are not inclined to drink and are very religious. They maintain that the world had been misinformed about the struggle against the regime. "Tell us," they say, "who would not like such a regime?"
"Even if that is just propaganda, there is no denying at least one very popular achievement to the Libyan government: it brought water to the desert by building the largest and most expensive irrigation project in history. the $33 billion GMMR (great man made river) project. Even more than oil, water is crucial to life in Libya. The GMMR provides 70% of the population with water for drinking and irrigation, pumping it from Libya's vast underground Nubian sandstone aquifer in the south to populated coastal areas 4,000 kilometers to the north. the Libyan government has done at least some things right." quotes from April 8, 2011 article by Ellen Brown, www.webofdebt.com
Libya has its own national bank, state owned, and creates its own usury free money. It is not connected in any way to the banking cartel. So, the hidden agenda is Libya's national bank versus the global banking cartel. The banking elite can ill afford for the wealth and prosperity of a national bank to be compared to the debt system of the international banking cartel. They don't want any country to be able to create its own money, debt free. One major problem for the banking cartels is that in order to do business with Libya, they must go through the Libyan central bank and its national currency, a place where they have absolutely zero dominion or power brokering ability. Hence, taking down the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) may not appear in the speeches of Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy, but this is certainly at the top of the globalists agenda for absorbing Libya into its hive of compliant nations.
Several writers have noted the odd fact that the Libyan rebels took time out to create their own Central Bank before they even had a government. Robert Wenzel wrote in the economic policy journal: "I have never heard of a Central Bank being created in just a matter of weeks out of a popular uprising. This suggests we have more than a rag tag bunch of rebels running around and that there are some pretty sophisticated influences." according to a Russian article titled "Bombing of Libya punishment for Qaddafi for his attempt to refuse U.S. dollars," Qaddafi made similarly bold move: he initiated a movement to refuse the dollar and euro, and called on Arab and African nations to use a new currency instead. He suggested establishing a united African continent with a single currency, the gold dinar.
Libya has wealth in oil and monetary freedom. There is no interest charged on public projects and the Libyan Central Bank has 144 tons of gold in its vaults. So is this a new war all about oil, or all about banking? Maybe both, and water as well with energy. Water and ample credit to develop the infrastructure to access them, a nation can be free of the grip of foreign creditors. And, that may be the real threat of Libya: it could show the world what is possible. Also, do a search on the Libyan Central Bank to find out more for yourself.
I have been wanting to say this for a long time and thought this could be the best way to do it. I feel there is too many so called "Dinar Gurus" out there that seem to have the inside scoop on when and how much for the RV. The thing is there's so much misinformation out there it's hard to believe anything any more. There was even an article that said President Talabani had died and not more than a day or so later it said they where trying to decide the next step to take if he did not become well enough for his duties as Iraqi President.
What I humbly believe is its gotten so chaotic over there the only one that knows this anymore is God. Why people persist in saying they know when it's going to happen is beyond me. The rate may be guesstimated economically, but beyond that they either have terribly bad informants or their doing it as a joke, a bad joke. If the later is the case I feel sorry for them that they need to crush peoples hopes like that for entertainment; they must not have much of a life if that's entertaining to them.
Moving on, there are some out there that are trying to give honest opinions and calculations, such as Roger (Dinar Daddy). One I try to listen to regularly is Breitling. He not only speaks level and educated opinions, but he also tries to give business advice as well. In my humble opinion, I believe the RV will happen right before or right after they get released from their Chapter 7 restrictions. I mainly believe this because this will be when they'll no longer be restricted on anything they buy or sell on the open markets including their currencies. But no one will want to buy it if they feel it is not going to go up in value. I am not an economist or anything of such, this is just my opinion. Thanks for listening.
- Mr. Turki stated that Iraq has major resources; which, of course, oil is a part of, but there are also other major sources of wealth within Iraq.
- Mr. Turki stated these resources will effect the Iraq economy strongly.
- Mr. Turki went on to state Iraq soon plans on applying this wealth to back the currency of Iraq, for the benefit of the Iraqi peoples.
- Mr. Turki said steps will be taken to "restructure" the Iraqi currency, which will be based on the country's resources, and the wealth of the resources will be reflected and applied to the value of the currency.
- Mr. Turki stated that the measures taken to properly asing or instill the correct value of the currency, must be taken slowly and carefully, and so they will be.
- Mr. Turki also stated the Central Bank of Iraq is currently in the process of applying these steps to the restructuring of the currency.
- Mr. Turki said that 10% of the restructured currency will be retained by the CBI and 5% of the restructured currency will be distributed to exchange houses. It should be noted that Mr. Turki remained vague as to whether these changes would be put in place on a global scale, nor did he state that these changes effect only the Iraqi economy.
- At no time during this speech, did Mr. Turki mention or name the process "deletion of the zeroes", nor did he state within this speech, that Iraq is in the process of replacing the currency. In relationship to the Iraqi economy or currency, Mr. Turki continued to refer to the application of wealth to the currency, as "restructuring" of the value of the IQD.
Article #9Ben Bernake’s Inflation Targets and Precious Metals In A Self-Directed IRA
We know that what the Government tells us in regards to economic data is typically inaccurate, at best, and purposefully misleading at worst. History suggests that the latter is the case as these false, misleading numbers support a narrative that the government wants to put forth.
This is where Ben Bernake, chairman of the Federal Reserve, comes in. The Federal Reserve is using and relying on much of the data that is being reported by various government agencies (e.g. unemployment, inflation, spending, etc.) to make their decisions. The Fed has told us that they would be very happy to continue to maintain inflation at the 2 to 2.5% range. So, that would be based upon an inaccurate and artificially low value. If you go to www.shadowstats.com and look at how they compare current numbers on inflation vs. how we used to do it (Pre 1990 and 1980), you will see that inflation is really in the 6-10% range vs. the current, published 2.5%. This is a huge difference and a clear case that shows how out of touch the Fed is with the economic realities on the ground.
So, how does this help your precious metals & foreign currency portfolio? To start with, we know that inflation is higher than reported. This means that your annual pay increases or your average earnings on your investments is being outstripped by inflation. Secondly, we know that this inflation will have an impact on consumption. This will lead the Fed to another round of money printing. The bottom line is that you are losing purchasing power quickly, and the only way to protect against it is with precious metals and more stable foreign currencies.
So, despite what the talking heads on CNBC tell us, we know that we are not out of the woods when it comes to a recovery. One of the best things that you can do is hedge yourself through your self-directed IRA by holding physical precious metals and physical foreign currencies.
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Crisis, Problem, Reaction and Solution
Crisis: How does the CIA maintain global control over its employees and assets in the event of a world currency crisis affecting over 100 currencies and their governments?
Problem: The CIA is reacting to a future problem that originally appeared in the 1990's, in their crystal ball, now updated and renamed Titan, a Cray XK7 computer system occupying 200 cabinets, thinks at a speed of 17.59 petaflops -- 17.59 quadrillion calculations per second. The problem is head and shoulders above anything else seen in the past.
The US Dollar market entered a 20-year head and shoulders chart pattern, signifying a 40% drop in the US Dollar within the present 90 to 120 day time-frame. The left shoulder formed in the 1990's. The head formed in 2001. The right shoulder formed in the 2008 to 2013 period.
The Reaction: Take over Iraq's oil infrastructure.
The Solution: (to saving the rank and file of the CIA) Do a revaluation (RV) of the IQD in the double digits in order to give their people a cushion, due to interruption or permanent stop placed on government payroll for active and retired agents. "Never let an excellent crisis go to waste."
Why Silver Will Reach $500/Oz
Buy Physical Silver – the Smart Investment
Outperforming every other asset class for more than four years running, there is little doubt that silver is an excellent investment today, but many investors are still hesitant to buy the physical metal. Safe storage is a concern for some investors who want to buy physical silver, and this is the main reason why many opt for derivative products whose value is based on the price of silver instead. However, paper-based investments like these defeat the very purpose of investing in safe havens like silver.
“Paper Silver” is not a Smart Investment
Like any other financial instrument that is entirely dependent on a third party’s ability and willingness to pay, paper silver is automatically a risk-weighted investment. In uncertain economic climes, it is risky to invest in instruments that are only viable when the company issuing them is solvent and in a position to make good on the promise they represent. Should the company/ issuer face bankruptcy, the shares/ stocks are just paper, nothing more, and can potentially be worthless. A case in point is the November 2011 bankruptcy of the commodities and derivatives broker MF Global. Even before the firm filed for bankruptcy, millions of dollars worth of customer funds went missing.
Paper silver is subject to exactly the same risks. In effect, even when the paper instrument is based on a safe haven, a strong store of value like silver, its true worth lies in the issuer’s ability to repay in kind. Even shares of Exchange Traded Funds( ETFs) that are supposedly backed by physical holdings can go to a value of zero. Unless there is way to actually verify that the issuer of “silver-backed” share certificates has the requisite quantity of physical silver to make good each certificate holder’s demand, these certificates are not risk free.
We stand at the event horizon of a paradigm shift in the financial world that will render most, if not all paper/ digital instruments as absolutely worthless, leaving physical assets as the only ones worth holding. In expectation of this, savvy investors choose to hold physical silver under their own watchful care.
The Impending Shortage of Silver
The stores of above-ground, available silver are being depleted a dramatic pace. Thanks to the increasing demand over the years from industries where the metal is used in production processes, and from investors we have already used up so much of this metal that compared to inventories of prior centuries, very little remains. Basically, the world is running out of silver. In fact, silver is already such a rare metal that there is less than one quarter ounce of it per person left above ground on a per capita basis. For the most part, it is not being recycled either. Great quantities of silver are lost forever year after year when silver-containing end products (notably, electronics like cell phones and computers) are discarded after use without the remaining silver being extracted from them.
Scientific evidence based on current production levels, as well as known reserves, suggests that somewhere around the year 2020, the world could run out of silver and send the price well over $500 per ounce. In near future, the only silver available on earth will be that in the hands of investors themselves. As industrial demand for silver is not likely to cease anytime soon, those who have acquired physical silver will literally be sitting on a treasure trove.
Physical Ownership is the Only Way to Go
Some investors who have purchased physical silver prefer to have their precious metal dealers store it safely for them. However, they must have a way of ensuring, that they always have unencumbered access to their silver holdings, especially if crisis strikes . There are also valid concerns that in event of economic collapse there could be another government “confiscation” of precious metals. The US government, for example, has already gone after the precious metal holdings of its citizens three times, the last time was the forced surrender for sale to the US Treasury (at a price set by the government) during the Great Depression in 1933.. While it is impossible to say what will happen, it is certain that leaving one’s most precious investment in the hands of a third party is likely not a smart idea at all. Silver, in physical form and kept in one’s own possession at all times, is the safest and least risky investment possible, particularly when disaster strikes.
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American Justice System - Friend or Foe?
Remember what you were taught about the American legal system? Our Courts? Our legislative bodies? Our agencies?
Beginning in elementary school and on down the line we are told that the arbiters of American justice exist to protect the rights of the common man. Our Courts are supposed to be pure and our government acts merely as a byproduct for the collective will of the people. We are made to believe that the entire functioning system is to protect the rights of the individual.
The reality? Try examining your own life. Have you found that the Courts or the legal system in general has provided tremendous tangible benefit? What about detriment?
My opinion is that the American justice system is designed not for the protection of rights but for the separation of assets.
Divorce - The presumption is an equal division of your entire marital estate. Ask Rupert Murdoch if it's fair to part with 1.7 Billion.
Probate - Raises the Federal and State penalties commonly known as a “death tax”.
Bankruptcy - Even if it is only one debt driving you in - consolidation and liquidation of all assets.
Creditors - (including company pensions), your rights of continued payments can be extinguished.
Civil Court - No one ever files suit against an indigent defendant - if you have assets you are a target.
Criminal - The power for pre-trial seizure of all personal assets. And judicial custody prior to trial (jail). Innocent until proven guilty? Forget it. That's just Hollywood dramatization.
Foreclosure - In most title theory states there is no way to present equitable defenses (ex. - fraud) prior to sale. In lien theory states it's not much better. One missed payment and you're on the street. Homeowners generally receive no credit for improvements, down payments or other tangible contributions to the property.
According to several sources, about 95% of millionaires have conducted some form of Asset Protection. Making sure you plan your Estate to avoid the legal system should be a priority. Our Courts are widely known as the most sophisticated in the world. The purpose of the Court may have been clear originally, but the function of the Court today, depending on the nature of the case or claim, is to effectively dismantle everything you've worked to accumulate.
Do not let a Judge decide your fate. Don't be a victim of the Courts. In your private dealings make sure you protect yourself. Be proactive. Do everything possible to become creditor proof.