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  • Greenspan Advocates a Gold Standard: For Now, Expect Near-Term Declines [View article]
    That Greenspan interview was done in 2007, 4 months after the beginning of the subprime crisis.
    Jan 23 09:23 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why German Customers at Austrian Banks Are Suddenly Silver Bulls [View article]
    Most banks, Austrian Mint, Schoeller M├╝nzhandel, Schellhammer & Schattera, Direktanlage Bank
    They will also assist you with VAT matters.
    Dec 17 04:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Skyrocketing Consumer Loans Indicate a Double-Dip Is Coming? [View article]
    I wondered too and that's why I pointed it out, only discovering the explanation through the link in earlier comments.
    Blog comments not working? Strange, as I receive a daily dose of spam comments:(
    Sep 17 11:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Skyrocketing Consumer Loans Indicate a Double-Dip Is Coming? [View article]
    Thx for link to this explanation.
    So it is an accounting gimmick that still has implications a banks have to raise equity for this on-balance-sheet transaction.
    Sep 15 04:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • German Financial Watchdog Says Gold Is Not Money [View article]
    79 Common Sense Reasons For a Gold Standard
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    Aug 23 01:03 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • German Financial Watchdog Says Gold Is Not Money [View article]
    Does your lady prefer paper or gold around her neck or on her fingers? That demand will never cease as half the world (females) intuitively prefer gold.
    It has always been this family jewellery saving people from starvation in extreme economic downturns. And they always found a buyer for it.
    Aug 22 06:41 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ECB Bends Its Own Rules, Accepts All Greek Junk as Collateral [View article]
    That's an interesting thought. Would not mind it as I always had the view that assessing risk is the core business of a bank and rating agencies are expensive scapegoats for them.
    May 5 11:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ECB Bends Its Own Rules, Accepts All Greek Junk as Collateral [View article]
    Thx, will keep this in mind for a future post.
    Very briefly: The ECB was also designed to buy/sell government bonds but has reacted to the crisis like the Fed by expanding the list of eligible collateral to MBS and it can hide other market prop-ups in its position of other assets in the balance sheet.
    May 5 12:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ECB Will Continue To Print Money By the Truckload - Is the Euro In Trouble? [View article]
    Aug 17, 2007
    May 3 12:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2010 List of Silver Mining Stocks and Companies [View article]
    DISCLOSURE:
    Long term holder of Alexco, Endeavour, Impact Silver, Orko, Southern Silver, Silvercrest, Silver Wheaton.
    Long silver bullion and ZKB silver ETF.
    Apr 28 02:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Austria About to Join the PIIGS? [View article]
    Sir, please could you detail your criticism about wrongs facts and correct them in a comment. Thank you. Otherwise this comment gets Troll status.
    Mar 7 08:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The FOMC Statement and Why I'm Recommending Precious Metals Again [View article]
    @USisCorrupt: Pls check my blog as I have been recommending gold since 2005.
    Nov 5 05:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bundesbank Agrees to Sell Gold [View article]
    Sorry for multiple post of my comment.
    Sep 29 02:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bundesbank Agrees to Sell Gold [View article]
    Just to clarify: Germany's Bundesbank sells a few tons every year to the German mint for production of collectors coins.
    Sep 29 02:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bundesbank Agrees to Sell Gold [View article]
    Just to clarify: Germany sells a few tons of gold every year to the German mint for collector's coins.
    Sep 29 02:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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