Magical Gold & Money Stories
Being in Ireland and travelling around the world a bit in the last years, I’ve seen a continuation of queues outside of banks next to the ATM’s. On any given day I estimated 50 people were queuing up at the ATM when I was in Argentina.
Gold Coin in Your Pocket
A couple of years ago our international business got started with a lot of help from a dear friend. I did talks in the Netherlands, the UK and the US for people that were interested in the gold markets. What we discovered is that people’s investment decisions were often driven by fear. It’s fear of loss, fear of being ripped off and fear of going broke, etc. Viewed from the opposite, money is linked to security. The more money you have, the more secure you feel.
I got inspired to writing this article by listening to David Morgan who talked in an interview that we posted last week about the silver fundamentals. He stated that real wealth can only be measured in the number of silver and gold coins (and/or bullion) that you hold.
The Story of Liars
One fine day a Scottish man called in asking if we sell gold bars and if he could pay by cheque. I said, of course you can pay by cheque but we will fix the price ...
On the funny side of things: How to pay with precious metals – today!
Many clients that invest in precious metals ask: How can I use my silver or gold as money? Here are two fun stories ...
The last article here in the story section called ‘Functioning in a dysfunctional world’ we talked about how dysfunctional the system has become and the need to keep going in the system but in the same time save ourselves financially.
Functioning in a dysfunctional world
I’ve met a guy who lost about 6 million Euro in the Irish bank melt down in 2008. He was on holiday with his family in Paris when he got the news. That’s not the kind of news you fancy when having a stroll with your loved ones through St. Germain. My friend lost his 12 pubs, his house and everything he has worked for his whole life within one day.
Being in Ireland - ‘Fully Irish Owned’, ‘It’ll be grand’ and Murphys Stout
I love being in Ireland and am here as much as possible. When I first visited with a friend of mine in June 2009 we landed and the sun was shining with no clouds. We had just come from a more or less disappointing Caribbean trip and decided to go to Ireland.
Harmony in the EU
In 2003 there were 45,511 laws in Germany. In 2009 it grew to 76.382 laws. An increase of 67.8%. The global trend has been to create more laws and not less and these are just the numbers from Germany; I'm sure in your country the percentage has been about the same.
Retreat is a strong weapon
I absolutely can’t recall where I have heard the phrase: ‘Retreat is one of the strongest weapons of the warrior’. This phrase popped into my mind not long ago when walking past a news magazine stand in a super market and it feels so accurate. This is the time to get ready, study, gain knowledge and skill and prepare.