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The Great Regression: The Crash of 2016 -- By Dean Heskin, CEO, Swiss America - Is the US economy regressing? We are in the midst of the slowest and most lackluster economic recovery since the end of World War II, and it appears to be weakening.

GOLD’S RISING ROLE IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY -- By Craig R. Smith, Chairman, Swiss America - When it comes to a means of trade and exchange, it seems that the world has come full circle. In ancient times men bartered with grain and livestock as a method of payment.

DON'T BANK ON YELLEN'S FED -- By Craig R. Smith, Author/Chairman, Swiss America - After listening to Fed Chairman Janet Yellen's statement justifying the increase in interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, I am convinced her ability to contradict herself rivals that of President Barack Obama.

The Implications of Russian Aggression -- By Lowell Ponte - This is a time for crossing fingers, fingering crosses, and buying gold in this time of soaring political, economic instability and rising global debt defaults.

Stock Market Meltdown Confirmed -- By James M. Carrillo - The overinflated, propped up stock market bull is over. Long term market analysis has signaled that a long term sell off is imminent.

Where retirees should invest today -- By Dennis Miller-- Earlier this summer I cautioned readers to tighten up their stop-losses as the market was flying high and due for a correction.

Fed-Rigged Stock Sell-Off Foretold -- NEWS RELEASE - Global equities saw their sharpest fall since the 2008 financial crisis on what's being referred to as "Black Monday" - as an 8% rout in Chinese shares sparked worldwide panic.

The Obama Economy Is Flatlining -- By Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte- “Labor Costs Rise at Slowest Pace in 33 Years” read a New York Times headline on July 31 as this newspaper spun the news frantically to paint lipstick on the pig that is President Barack Obama’s wallowing economy.

The 21st Century Case For Gold -- By David Bradshaw - Being a so-called "gold bug" can be very counterintuitive in today's world of changing economic and monetary values.

The Greek Showdown -- By Craig R. Smith & Lowell Ponte-- The Chaos in Greece Could Severely Impact Your Assets In Many Ways, Unless You Take Wise Actions Now

Prepare for U.S. Dollar Collapse NOW! -- James M. Carrillo-- The U.S. Dollar is currently in the strongest SELL territory of the decade, which means gold is now at the best BUYING point of the decade.

The Cyber-Terror Bank Bailout -- Bloomberg, 9.2.14 - Bankers and U.S. officials have warned that cyber-terrorists will try to wreck the financial system's computer networks. What they aren't saying publicly is that taxpayers will probably have to cover much of the damage.
Craig R. Smith comment: I firmly believe the biggest threat American citizens faces today is a cyber attack upon U.S. financial institutions and banks. More...

Will The New EU Strategy Backfire? -- By Craig R. Smith, 6.6.14-- Today Europe joined America in abandoning austerity by lowering interest rates to below zero. This move forces depositors to withdraw assets from banks and move them into assets with more growth potential; such as stocks, real estate or commodities such as gold.

Is The Constitution Being Replaced? -- By Lowell Ponte, 5.27.14-- President Barack Obama is unhappy with the U.S. Constitution and wants to change it. America's Founding Fathers, Mr. Obama has said, had “an enormous blind spot” and produced a “deeply flawed” document as the cornerstone of our republic.

U.S Citizens Must Take Bold Action -- By Craig R. Smith, 3.4.14 - There is a great deal of similarity between what is going on today and what happened 35 years ago that is very important to consider. In 1979, several events simultaneously occurred that had a profound impact on the markets as well as world history.

Urgent Memo from Our Chairman -- By Craig R. Smith, 1.29.14 - Imagine waking up one morning to find your bank locked and access to your money via ATM denied. Your ability to pay bills or buy food – and your boss's ability to pay you – all gone in an instant, without warning. If your bank accounts and credit cards were suddenly out of reach for days, for months, or forever, what would you do?

Americans the Real Losers -- By Craig R. Smith, 10.20.13 - The latest crisis in D.C. was just the opening act in the unfortunate last chapter of Obama's America, one that will have a very tragic end for all hard-working Americans.

Stop the Debt Ceiling Scare Tactics -- By Craig R. Smith, 10.11.13- To quote the famous Yogi Berra, “it's like déjà vu all over again” with the battle over ceremonially raising the debt ceiling. According to the elected officials of our great nation, we must saddle our children and grandchildren with another couple trillion dollars of debt in order to protect them. This logic seems flawed.

Fed Delays 'Day of Reckoning' -- By Craig R. Smith, 9.25.2013--For many months I have taken the position that the Federal Reserve would not taper any time soon. Mr. Bernanke did not disappoint on September 18th when he announced his foot is firmly on the gas pedal of printing and pumping.

Fed Plans to Sacrifice the Dollar -- By Craig R. Smith, Chairman, Swiss America- 7.15.13-- Last week our Fed Chairman admitted he is willing to sacrifice the U.S. dollar in order to "save the economy". Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke called for maintaining accommodation, saying, "highly accommodative monetary policy for the foreseeable future is what's needed in the U.S. economy," reports Bloomberg.

The Bernanke Legacy will be told -- By James M. Carrillo - 7.1.13 -- Forward thinking is critical when looking at where we should park our money. With Ben Bernanke's tenure coming to an end, we should take a look not at what he has done but instead at what he is leaving behind. Starting with a brief look in the rear view mirror.

Gold Near Bargain Basement Levels -- By James M. Carrillo, 5.15.13--On March 1st I suggested that gold had broken its all too sharp long term angle of ascent and would pull back to its more sustainable long term trend line on a technical basis. Today I believe gold is now nearing bargain basement levels that offer an immense opportunity.

Gold Still the Buy of a Generation! -- By Craig R. Smith - 4.18.13--Although we live in an era of instant information and communication; true wisdom, perspective and insight have never been more scarce. Recent gold news headlines again declaring gold is "dead" ranged from absurd to laughable to downright foolish.

Is the Gold Bull over? -- By James M. Carrillo- 4.16.13-- In my most recent article (March 1, 2013), I wrote "The Ultimate Precious Metals test is here. You believe or be prepared to panic."

The Wisdom Of Buying Gold Now! -- 4.15.13-- Gold prices, which have been at the mercy of technical selling since 2012, are today witnessing a flood of "paper" market sell orders as short-term speculators take profits. Swiss America CEO Dean Heskin reminds gold owners that the physical gold market is still alive and well...

2013 What's in your portfolio? -- By: James M. Carrillo-- 1.29.13--Stocks have rebounded back to pre-crash territory, the question beckons, now what? As the Capital One commercials ask, what's in your wallet? Or in this case, portfolio.

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