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The China Casino

By Greg Canavan |
While commodity speculation is the latest fad in China, cracks are beginning to appear in the corporate bond market, which is where most of China’s debt resides.
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The Great Run on China

By Greg Canavan |
For the time being, at least, China has abandoned its attempt to rebalance its economy. It’s targeting growth at any cost.
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Why the Market is Turning Against Aussie Property

By Greg Canavan |
The Australian government has at least another 12 months of profligacy ahead of it before the credit agencies downgrade the rating. So the Aussie banks, and by extension, the Australian housing market, can rely on a AAA rating for a little while yet.
Gold versus paper money
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Yes, the US Dollar Should Be Backed by Gold

By Bill Bonner |
Had we the power, we would declare that Americans could use whatever currency they wanted, that the US dollar would once again be exchangeable for a fixed quantity of gold, and that the US Treasury would accept any major currency — including bitcoin — in payment of taxes.
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Why the Real Money is in Gold

By Bill Bonner |
An electronic, credit-based money system is fragile. It can be hacked by thieves. It can be attacked by terrorists. It can be shut down by accident. Even a ‘bug’ could bring it to its knees.
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Buy Gold Now, Before the Stampede

By Greg Canavan |
Here's a sneek peek into a meeting Jim Rickards had with one of the largest refiners of gold in Switzerland. According to his source, the supply of physical gold remains scarce.
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Oh What a Tangled Web…

By Greg Canavan |
Human nature is a funny thing. Despite ample opportunity to learn from our mistakes, we never do. We just keep making the same old ones, over and over again.
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Your Personal Gold Standard

By Jim Rickards |
There isn’t a central bank in the world that wants to go back to a gold standard. But that’s not the point. The point is whether they will have to.

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