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Here is a video of Nixon taking the US off the gold standard, blaming everything wrongly on "the international money speculators" and devaluing the dollar all claiming it will be good for, "the working man."  Get ready for the next economic ride and political spinjob it is going to be an interesting summer.

I just came across this notice from it looks ominous for Gain Capital (GCAP) owner of and takes away a means for US citizens to own gold:
We wanted to make you aware of some upcoming changes to’s product offering. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act enacted by US Congress, a new regulation prohibiting US residents from trading over the counter precious metals, including gold and silver, will go into effect on Friday, July 15, 2011. 

In conjunction with this new regulation, must discontinue metals trading for US residents on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the close of trading at 5pm ET. As a result, all open metals positions must be closed by July 15, 2011 at 5pm ET. 

We encourage you to wind down your trading activity in these products over the next month in anticipation of the new rule, as any open XAU or XAG positions that remain open prior to July 15, 2011 at approximately 5:00 pm ET will be automatically liquidated. 

We sincerely regret any inconvenience complying with the new U.S. regulation may cause you. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our customer service team. 

The Team at 

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Stocks: GCAP, GLD