Best of the Week
Most Popular
1.War on Cash, Bank of England Planning Hyper QE, Scrapping Cash for Digital Currency - Nadeem_Walayat
2.Stock Market End Run Smash Crash Looks Imminent... - Clive_Maund
3.Europe Refugee Crisis, UK to Repatriate 120,000 Hungarian Economic Migrants Back to Hungary - Nadeem_Walayat
4.The Great Deflation Will Destroy All Bubbles – These Too - Harry_Dent
5.Deflation Signals Abound for U.S. Dollar, Forex Markets and Commodities - Rambus_Chartology
6.U.S. Housing Market Two Outs in The Bottom of The Ninth - James_Quinn
7.Poland, Czech, Slovakia and Hungary Refugee Hypocrisy After Flooding UK with 4 Million Economic Migrants - Nadeem_Walayat
8.The Two Real Reasons Crude Oil Prices Are Currently Slipping - Dr. Kent Moors
9.R.I.P. Interest Rates - Andrew Snyder
10.Steps from a Deep October Stock Market Selloff - Bob_Loukas
Last 5 days
Redesigning Internet and Facebook to Explore Their Full Potentialities... - 5th Oct 15
Nightshades Curb Your Enthusiasm - 5th Oct 15
U.S. Recession Watch, High-Yield – Rising Defaults - 5th Oct 15
The Social Challenge to Find Humanity in Capitalism - 5th Oct 15
Fed Interest Rate Hike: "I don't care. It doesn't really make much of a difference" - 5th Oct 15
Gold Rose 2.2%, Silver Surged 5.4% After Poor Jobs Number On Friday - 5th Oct 15
Gold, Silver Precious Metals: a Critical Week Ahead - 5th Oct 15
Stock Market Correction Still in Force - 5th Oct 15
Gold Price Change in Character - 5th Oct 15
Putin’s Blitz Leaves Washington Rankled and Confused - 4th Oct 15
More Selling for Stock Market, Gold? - 4th Oct 15
Gold And Silver – A Reality Check - 3rd Oct 15
Stock Market Primary IV Still, or Primary V Underway? - 3rd Oct 15
The Oil Industry’s Day of Reckoning - 3rd Oct 15
U.S. Interest Rate Hikes Keep On Slippin' Into the Future; Treasury Yields Sink Again - 3rd Oct 15
China's Stock Market Crashing; Time for Panic or Restraint - 3rd Oct 15
SPX Stocks Bulls Struggle to Regain the Upper hand... - 2nd Oct 15
The Two Faces of Stock Market Volatility - 2nd Oct 15
Money Supply and the Fed’s Serious Inflation Risks - 2nd Oct 15
Stock Market How Bad Can This Get, And How Fast? - 2nd Oct 15
A Worrying Set Of Recession Signals - 2nd Oct 15
Negative Jobs Report Sents SPX, TNX Lower - 2nd Oct 15
Don't be Fooled by the Recent Equity market Rallies. Its a Bear Market, Stupid! - 2nd Oct 15
US Bond Market - How to Fix This - 2nd Oct 15
Survival Secrets from Colorado Resource Investing Front Lines - 2nd Oct 15
What Two Risks From Rising Interest-Rates Could Each Trigger A New Global Crisis? - 1st Oct 15
Stock Market S&P 500 Volatility-Based Price Probability Range - 1st Oct 15
Dow Stock Market About To Crash Like October 1929? Get Your Physical Silver - 1st Oct 15
Stock Market Negative Expectations Once Again - Will It Break Down? - 1st Oct 15
Advice for Biotech Investors: 'Hold Your Powder' 'til Winter - 1st Oct 15
Best Short-Term Commodity Market Opportunities - Video - 1st Oct 15
The Coming Corporate "Crime Wave" - 30th Sept 15
Stock Market Retracement May Have Run Its Course - 30th Sept 15
A Stocks Bear Market Is Now More Likely Than Not - 30th Sept 15
The Killer Ape, Human Evolution, Artificial Intelligence and Extinction End Game - 30th Sept 15
Junk Bond Market Imminent Collapse Threatens (Unwelcome) BIG Rate Rises - 30th Sept 15

Free Instant Analysis

Free Instant Technical Analysis

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

Gold and the 'R' Decade: Repression, Riot and Revolution

Politics / Gold and Silver 2012 Feb 21, 2012 - 06:32 AM GMT

By: Bob_Kirtley

Politics Repression is in full swing, rioting is spreading and revolution is almost upon us. The next ten years will bring extraordinary change which hopefully will be for the better, however, there is the small matter of getting through the worst of it first.

By the time 2022 rolls round there will be a gold backed Dinar, a silver backed Peso and a number of forms of digital currency led by Google's vary own cyber Dollar.

The current fiat currencies, much loved by the sovereign states will have been consigned to the history books. Government policies will be dictated by a conglomeration of international big business. There will be no need for elections as all matters will be 'managed' for you. Drugs will have been legalized and television will be in 3D, as once proud nations lapse into a sedated trance of apathetic lethargy. Birth control will be compulsory with child birth limited by a quota system. The occasional outburst of dissent will be dealt with by an international rapid response force. The words liberty and freedom will be will no longer appear in dictionaries, just as the words 'English Channel' will not appear on future maps of Europe as the Brits will acquiesce to calling it by its European regional name of 'La Manche'

To a political bureaucrat the above probably reads like some sort of administrative utopia, to us it reads like our worst nightmare.

When social exclusion reaches epidemic proportions and we hit 'Peak Poverty' levels, revolution will be the last resort.

The situation beyond the next decade is nigh on impossible to predict, we can however let our imagination take the positive road and hope that tiny pockets of individuals will push for a more independent way of life. Similar to the movement that favours organic produce over the allegedly less nourishing everyday offerings from the chain stores.

Our concern though is for the next decade, how do we get through it, how do we survive, because its coming down to a matter of survival. The safety net of social services that the western world as grown accustomed to will no longer exist in any useful form, as the money is long gone, its over to you now.

Ripping up the patio in your back yard in order to create a veggie garden to supplement your own well being is the sort of thing that springs to mind, but we will leave that subject to those who are way better qualified than us to cover.

What we can do though, given that our premise encompasses the demise of paper currencies in their current form, is look to alternative stores of wealth.

Have you noticed the recent uptick in robberies in the world of fine arts. There are many who consider art as a store of wealth and therefore a good investment. Again, this is not an area we are familiar with, so if you do take that route, do get some seriously good advice. Classic cars are the choice of some investors and can be fun, however, with petrol prices being what they are, using them would be somewhat limited. Both of the above investments are not that easy to sell, should you you need to do so, you may have to wait awhile in order to achieve your price targets.

As you have probably guessed by now we are heading down our well worn path in terms of how we deal with preparing for the future. We favour the precious metals, both gold and silver. As we see it the prices are known for both on a 24/7 basis, with small bars and coins offering sufficient liquidity for most retail investors to be able sell at short notice, should it become necessary to do so. And we do mean physical gold that you can see and touch, a paper certificate carries with it additional third party risk, that you must be fully familiar with if this is your investment vehicle of choice.

The second part of our strategy is to invest in quality gold and silver producers, although we must remain vigilant as to the many risks inherent in the mining process and the ever growing risk of government intervention as sovereign states seek a larger slice of the pie. We will not hesitate to dispose of our stocks should the outlook become onerous and impinge on the profitability of even our most favoured companies. It is extremely dangerous to fall in love with a stock, especially a mining stock.

Finally, as opportunities present themselves, we will sally forth with the occasional options trade, as volatility can be rewarding as our record clearly indicates.

The implementation of your survival plan is down to you and you alone, so please don't delay, start today and lay those foundations.

To stay updated on our market commentary, which gold stocks we are buying and why, please subscribe to The Gold Prices Newsletter, completely FREE of charge. Simply click here and enter your email address. Winners of the GoldDrivers Stock Picking Competition 2007  

DISCLAIMER : Gold Prices makes no guarantee or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the data provided on this site. Nothing contained herein is intended or shall be deemed to be investment advice, implied or otherwise. This website represents our views and nothing more than that. Always consult your registered advisor to assist you with your investments. We accept no liability for any loss arising from the use of the data contained on this website. We may or may not hold a position in these securities at any given time and reserve the right to buy and sell as we think fit.
Bob Kirtley Archive

© 2005-2015 - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.

Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

Biggest Debt Bomb in History