GOLDBUG: The true price of gold and silver

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

We’re a Long Way from the 1970’s
12 JUNE 2013 
By Greg Hunter’s (Updated)

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In the 1970’s, we had reporters investigating the White House. Today, we have the White House investigating reporters for doing their jobs. What Nixon did in the Watergate break-in is child’s play compared to the Obama Administration’s use of the IRS to target hundreds of groups considered political enemies. Let’s not forget the data collection on millions of Americans by the NSA and the brave souls that lost their lives in Benghazi. Revelations from multiple scandals seem to keep coming. This is, at the very least, a reflection of bad management of USA Inc. and not good for the U.S. dollar.

So, is the gold rush over? Not if you ask China, India, Russia and multiple hedge funds. Can precious metals prices still be suppressed and pushed lower? Yes, but only until the markets cannot or will not deliver physical metal. When that happens, there will be no more selling what you don’t have. It you want to sell 50,000 ounces of gold, you’ll have to produce it. The markets will be “cash only.” Then and only then will you get the true price of gold and silver.

We are a long way from the 1970′s. What is happening now has never happened in all of recorded history. No country has ever been more indebted than the U.S. Money printing has never been a coordinated global event. The risk to a black swan event such as nuclear war has never been greater in human history. So, when will the gold rush be over? The short answer: when there’s world peace and there is trust and integrity in the financial system.

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It’s interesting when you thing of the giant Ponzi scheme that the dollar represents.

Once upon a time, a “dollar” was:

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The U.S. dollar was created by the Constitution and defined by the Coinage Act of 1792. It specified a “dollar” to be based in the Spanish milled dollar and of 371 grains and 4 sixteenths part of a grain of pure or 416 grains (27.0 g) of standard silver and an “eagle” to be 247 and 4 eighths of a grain or 270 grains (17 g) of gold (again depending on purity).[36] The choice of the value 371 grains arose from Alexander Hamilton’s decision to base the new American unit on the average weight of a selection of worn Spanish dollars. Hamilton got the treasury to weigh a sample of Spanish dollars and the average weight came out to be 371 grains. A new Spanish dollar was usually about 377 grains in weight, and so the new U.S. dollar was at a slight discount in relation to the Spanish dollar.

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What is it worth now?


Is the answer “not much”?

And shrinking every minute.

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