How the German Court Grants Gold a Free Pass to $2.000 and Beyond

February 21 2014

The past two years have been a slam-dunk for Eurocrats. Yields have come down to pre-recession levels and headlines in mainstream media point at an economic recovery in the euro zone. While nobody paid attention, however, something major happened in Europe. A very important piece of information has been swept under the rug by conventional media outlets: Germany’s Constitutional Court ju... »

Olav Dirkmaat

Gold or Bitcoins? A Real, Non Black-and-White Comparison

February 14 2014

Many gold pundits have dismissed Bitcoin as simply inferior to physical gold. “Gold is everything that Bitcoin is, and even more,” they tell us, “so why use Bitcoin?” Their analysis seems superficial, focusing on things such as (the lack of) physical-backing and the sheer limits of the quantity of gold or Bitcoins that can ever be mined.... »

Olav Dirkmaat

How My Mother-in-Law Suffers and How Gold Would Have Protected Her

February 7 2014

Venezuela is like a surreal field experiment of failing economic policies. But sometimes the macroeconomic figures we read about deceive us; they show the harsh reality intellectually, but the human suffering behind those numbers is never revealed to us on an emotional level. Even Joseph Stalin... »

Olav Dirkmaat

Killing Volatility: The Euro Crisis Revisited and the Role of Gold

January 24 2014

Bond yields of debt-ridden European countries have been falling recently in line with the gold price. Below the surface, however, things don’t look that pretty in Europe. ‘Bad’ bank loans as a percentage of total bank credit have been increasing in both Spain (13%) and Italy (8%), unemployment hasn’t improved, euro-scepticism is still on the rise, and capital is still fleei... »

Olav Dirkmaat

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