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India, Venezuela & Zimbabwe All Have Tragic Cash Problems

The word “cash” means different things in some parts of the world than in the US, Europe Australia and many other of the more stable economies worldwide. The Venezuela crisis has been ongoing, but trials and tribulations in India have meant a population short on cash. Meanwhile, things are “bizarre” in Zimbabwe where dollars go for dollars..with a premium.

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Representative Sherman’s Fall In The Fall & Rise In The Spring Interest Rate Speech

Check out Representative Brad Sherman (Democrat, California) make some religious-based assertions about when the Federal Reserve and Janet Yellen should raise interest rates. In a…

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Texas Bill to Establish Bullion Depository, Make Gold and Silver Money Once More

Texans could soon be allowed to pay with gold and silver coins minted by the federal government for taxes and other government services – namely, the American Silver Eagle and the American Gold Eagle – thanks to a bill proposed by Sen. Konni Burton, R-Colleyville.

Burton argues the option to pay in gold and silver for government services has caught on as the dollar’s purchasing power declines.

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Does The Dictionary Foretell Our Monetary Future?

Google is known as a massive technology company. Best known for its Search, Adwords, Adsense, Analytics, Google Books, Google News, YouTube, Google Voice, Google Maps and other products and services, something Google is not known for is financial advice, but that might be changing.

Check out this definition:

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Everyone’s Buying Dollars

Gold and silver’s lower prices are not a sign the bull market is over. Instead, it is a sign that the US dollar is experiencing relative strength because other things are falling. For instance, the New Zealand central bank just finished off its biggest sale of the Kiwi in 7-years, but that is nothing compared to some other events, like protests for Democracy in Hong Kong, which is causing a selloff in the Hong Kong dollar and renminbi for US dollars. With more bullish news for the US dollar hitting the wires, it is uncertain when gold and silver will stop their slide.

Myriad speculators agree: silver is oversold. Traders and analysts point to a completely out of whack gold-and-silver ratio to explain this fact.

Overnight September 28 the gold-silver ratio was approximately 69.72. That means, for every ounce of gold, you could purchase 69.72 ounces of silver. At the end of August the ratio was 66. The ratio is above its 10-year average of 57.

This is a change from the usual.

Historically, the ratio has been much closer.

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