• Precious metals are and always have been the ultimate insurance (4/8/2021) - Interview with Robert Hartmann As we enter the second quarter of 2021, the year during which so many mainstream analysts and politicians have predicted we’ll see a miraculous recovery from the covid crisis, it is becoming increasingly clear that the damage inflicted by the lockdowns and the shutdowns is really very extensive an persistent. Of …
  • “If you increase the competition of ideas, more truth emerges” (3/30/2021) - Interview with Icaros For this interview, I have reached out to Icaros, principal author of the blog coronacircus.com. He is part of a group of liberty lovers working to build a “freedom cell” in the Swiss Alps. Before the interview, he told me the project is advancing well, as four new families have joined recently. I also …
  • Anti-Corona Demonstration Switzerland (3/24/2021) - Dear friends of liberty this is an original translation from German into English by me of my first speech I gave a few weeks ago at the second demonstration against Corona in Switzerland. Enjoy and stay free, Claudio Title: He who does not command himself, always remains servant! und nachfolgende das Original in Deutsch: Titel: …
  • “There is no such thing as a free lunch, but the temptation to distribute one or to get one seems to be too strong” (3/16/2021) - Interview with Daniel Model: Part II of II Claudio Grass (CG): All over the West, we saw extreme pain and suffering caused by the mass unemployment that the lockdowns and shutdowns triggered. Across the board, every government’s answer to all this destruction was helicopter money. Do you think throwing cash at this problem was enough …
  • “There is no such thing as a free lunch, but the temptation to distribute one or to get one seems to be too strong” (3/11/2021) - Interview with Daniel Model: Part I of II During these absurd and uncertain times, it is easy to be consumed by the 24-hour news cycle, to be constantly distracted by the latest news and updates, and eventually to lose track of what really matters. We are indeed facing unprecedented challenges and we are witnessing a historic …
  • Gold is the money of the kings. Silver is the money of the bourgeoisie. Fiat is the money of the slaves. (3/10/2021) - Gold has been used as money (or a store of value) for thousands of years. It’s always been valuable to humans, for some reason, and it’s withstood everything history has thrown at it. Silver too. Fiat money is what we use today. It’s essentially money created out of thin air, on a spreadsheet, by banks …
  • The bitcoin surge in its proper context (3/2/2021) - Over the last few weeks we’ve been witnessing a historic surge in the Bitcoin price, a seemingly unstoppable ride that the mainstream media headlines can hardly keep up with. Especially following the news that Elon Musks’ Tesla bought $1.5 in the cryptocurrency, sending it to new record highs, most of the media coverage appears to be …
  • “Self-control and self-respect have become undervalued” (2/16/2021) - Interview with Theodore Dalrymple After a year of lockdowns, social isolation, financial uncertainty and extreme political polarization, a lot of people are finding it very difficult to remain optimistic and to see a way back to some kind of normalcy. While the economic, social and political impact of the covid crisis can be easily identified …
  • “Settled science”: The rallying cry back to the dark ages (2/11/2021) - Increasingly over the past decade, but infinitely more so over the last year, we’ve been hearing politicians, mainstream media and all kinds of experts urging, and often sternly demanding, citizens, voters and taxpayers to “follow the science”. This demand usually accompanies various new policies, regulations and mandates. Very often, those tend to have passed into law …
  • “The bank and the government have essentially blended into one entity” – Part II (2/4/2021) - Interview with Karim Taleb Part II of II Claudio Grass (CG): Part and parcel of that same institutional “strategy”, especially in its current form, is the idea that deficits and debt don’t matter. Basically, after 2020, it can be argued that we’re all Modern Monetary Theorists now, as nobody in any position of authority has …
  • “The bank and the government have essentially blended into one entity” (2/2/2021) - Interview with Karim Taleb Part I of II:  A lot has been said and written about the impact of the Covid crisis on the global economy and on the prospects of a strong recovery in 2021. Especially since the start of the year, there seems to be a consensus among government officials, institutional leaders and …
  • “The centralization of power always fails” (1/21/2021) - Interview with Martin A. Armstrong, founder AE Global Solutions Inc. As we stand at the beginning of the new year, there’s a lot of hope by investors, business owners, citizens, all of us, that 2021 will be better than its predecessor. We all wish for an end to the pandemic, a return to normalcy, to …
  • Conversation with H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein (1/19/2021) - “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”- Charles Mackay It is my great pleasure to send you this sit down interview with H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein. He is the Executive Chairman of …
  • “Italia Cashless” (1/14/2021) - The latest front of war on cash   Together with Germans and Greeks, Italians have long been the most stubborn and steadfast of Europeans in their love of cash. For years, they have resisted cards and digital payments and viewed with deep suspicion most campaigns to convert them. To a significant extent, they also saved …
  • Planet Lockdown Film Project (1/5/2021) - “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle Dear friends of freedom Some of you already know that I have been busy over the last months making a documentary film about Covid together with my friend James from Washington D.C.. The aim was to look …
  • “The real danger comes from massive state dependence” – Part II (12/30/2020) - INTERVIEW WITH H.S.H. PRINCE MICHAEL OF LIECHTENSTEIN – Part II of II Claudio Grass (CG): Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve witnessed extreme efforts to increase top-down control and to centralize power in ways that affect almost all aspects of a citizen’s life. Do you expect that this can all be reversed once the …
  • “The real danger comes from massive state dependence” (12/29/2020) - INTERVIEW WITH H.S.H. PRINCE MICHAEL OF LIECHTENSTEIN – Part I of II As we’re preparing to leave 2020 behind, a year that will most likely feature prominently in future history books, it is hard to look back on all that has happened without a sense of apprehension and uncertainty over what lies ahead. A lot …
  • Godfrey Bloom: “The great central banking experiment has failed.” (12/22/2020) - These days, most mainstream news reports are being monopolized by the pandemic, the covid vaccine and all the new rules and lockdowns that are being enforced across the Western world, and this near-obsessive focus comes at the expense of a lot other important developments. The last story that managed to “dethrone” covid from the headlines …
  • Swiss direct democracy in action (12/10/2020) - On the last Sunday of November the Swiss citizens once again rejected efforts staged by left-leaning groups and NGOs to chip away at the nation’s long tradition of free enterprise, respect for private property and financial freedom. Two important proposals were brought before the Swiss people in a set of referendums, both targeting private companies …
  • The far-reaching impact of the US election (12/1/2020) - The 2020 election was a roller coaster experience for both sides and for all International observers who understood its massive economic and geopolitical implications for the rest of the West. There was no shortage of drama, sensationalism, half-truths and full untruths at every stage of the process, from the Democratic primaries right to this day, …
  • Second lockdown in Europe (11/12/2020) - Implications for precious metals investors As the long-awaited “second wave” of the corona pandemic sweeps through Europe, another round of severe restrictions, travel bans and rules that prevent the proper function of international business and trade threatens to once again disrupt all kinds of sectors, including the gold industry.  Lockdown 2.0 Until only a couple of …
  • Gold Is Money – Everything Else Is Credit – J.P. Morgan – Part II (11/10/2020) - Interview with Rafi Farber: Part II of II Rafi Farber, pen name Austrolib, is the publisher of The End Game Investor, a daily market commentary written from an Austrian economics perspective focusing on precious metals, the Comex, and monetary analysis. His work is followed by leaders in the precious metals industry including Eric Sprott. He also writes …
  • “Gold is Money, Everything Else Is Credit” – J.P. Morgan (11/6/2020) - Interview with Rafi Farber – Part I of II By now it is probably obvious, even to the most naive of mainstream narrative followers, that we are well past the point of no return on many fronts. Politics, on a national and global level, are never getting back to “normal”, the economy is already knee-deep …
  • BFI Special Report “On the Brink of a New Era – Are You Prepared?” (10/30/2020) - A “Swiss Conversation” with Frank R Suess, Founding Partner and Chairman of BFI Capital Group in Switzerland and Claudio Grass The world has already changed, arguably irreversibly, but the full effects of the extreme political, fiscal and monetary measures that were enforced during the covid crisis are not yet entirely apparent. What we can say …
  • Unless the US stops printing money, the dollar will collapse (10/29/2020) - Interview with Patrick Barron – Part II of II Claudio Grass (CG): This crisis has shaken a lot of industries and core functions of the global economy and international trade. How do you assess its impact on the most important part of the machine, the banking system? Do you see risks there that investors should …
  • “Unless the US stops printing money, the dollar will collapse.” (10/27/2020) - Interview with Patrick Barron – Part I of II We’re less than two weeks away from the US election, and yet this sense of utter confusion, bitter political conflict, and economic uncertainty that has been ominously hovering over the nation, as well as the rest of the world, doesn’t seem to have subsided. The country …
  • US election: Red flags for investors (10/22/2020) - Part II of II Outlook and wider impact As showcased during the debates and in the entire campaign rhetoric, politicians in the US but also in Europe, are solely focused on promoting solutions that only serve to paper over the problems and address the symptoms of the disease. From “covid checks” to rent relief, and …
  • US election: Red flags for investors (10/20/2020) - Part I of II The implications of the upcoming US election are obviously very important not just for American citizens, investors and ordinary savers, but for the rest of the world too. Economic, fiscal and monetary developments and trends that take place in the US influence the global economy in a major way, and the …
  • Tyrants Are Waging War Against Their Own Citizens (10/11/2020) - As [D] Mayor de Blasio shuts down schools and restaurants in NYC yet AGAIN, and as cops in Australia arrest women on beaches for traveling outside of 5 KM from their homes, it’s clear that tyrants around the world are openly waging war against their own people. Claudio Grass joins me to discuss.
  • Switzerland – The safest haven from the Covid storm (10/7/2020) - Switzerland remains a “special case” As we now enter fall and the news cycle continues to be dominated by Covid-related stories, the “second wave” and new lockdowns and restrictions being enforced all around the globe, hopes of a swift recovery have by now completely evaporated in all rational investors’ minds. It is clear that this …
  • We don’t have to kill the king, if we just can ignore the king (9/30/2020) - “The right of self-determination in regard to the question of membership in a state thus means: whenever the inhabitants of a particular territory, whether it be a single village, a whole district, or a series of adjacent districts, make it known, by a freely conducted plebiscite, that they no longer wish to remain united to the …
  • “The U.S. economy felt like a balloon in search of a needle” – Part II (9/24/2020) - Interview with Robert Mark: Claudio Grass (CG): In this surreal policy environment, how has the role and the investment process of the value investor evolved, especially over the last decade?  How can one still identify value in a world of subsidized binge borrowing, extreme indebtedness, and stock buybacks?  Robert Mark (RM): The patriarch of value investing, Ben …
  • “The U.S. economy felt like a balloon in search of a needle” – Part I (9/22/2020) - Interview with Robert Mark As we move deeper and deeper into this covid crisis, more and more people understand that there’s a lot more to fear besides the disease itself. As the economic impact and the full scale of the damage caused by the lockdowns and the shutdowns become undeniable, there are too many questions …
  • You cannot print your way to prosperity – Part II (9/8/2020) - Interview with Theodore Deden Claudio Grass (CG): Looking at the damage inflicted upon supply chains, production facilities and global trade in particular, how quickly could these operations snap back even if all COVID-related restrictions were lifted tomorrow? Do you think we’ll eventually get back to business as usual, or have we now experienced a permanent …
  • You cannot print your way to prosperity – Part I (9/4/2020) - Interview with Theodore Deden There might be a lot of conflicting opinions and disagreement these days about the right way to get out of this current crisis and to rebuild our economy and our society. One the very few things we can all agree on, however, is that the challenges and the disruptions we’re faced …
  • Standing at a crossroads (8/31/2020) - “The more we gained knowledge of these new totalitarian systems of mass-rule, the more we realized not only their similarity of structure, but also the fact that we had to do with a type of dominance that had been known in earlier epochs. We discovered that what the ancients called “tyrannis,” or ‘cheirokratia,” what Sulla …
  • “Central banks, not elected governments, run the world” (8/25/2020) - Interview with Chris Powell  Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve seen many crucial and historic developments in the precious metals market. For long-term physical gold investors, who recognized the importance of the precious metal as a safe haven and as a hedge against systemic and monetary risks, the rally has been especially rewarding, while …
  • Gold doing what it does best – Part II (8/18/2020) - Beyond economics  While the economic forces that drive this rush to precious metals are clearly understandable, there are other, deeper and less obvious factors that must also be taken into account. This “fear of uncertainty”, which pushes demand for gold higher as it has done so many times in the past, is different this time. …
  • Gold doing what it does best – Part I (8/13/2020) - Gold’s stellar performance throughout the pandemic and especially over the last weeks has managed to capture international headlines and dominate expert analyses and commentary. The media frenzy quickly intensified once the precious metal first broke the $2,000 ceiling in early August, a record that was widely covered by mainstream outlets, bringing gold to the attention …
  • A blueprint for a European superstate (7/30/2020) - The EU Pandemic Relief Deal After intense negotiations, long days and nights of clashes and a distinctly sour note underlying the entire summit, European Union leaders finally agreed on an unprecedented 1.82 trillion-euro ($2.1 trillion) budget and COVID recovery package. This agreement provided €750 billion in funding meant to counter the impact of the pandemic, …
  • Is the West repeating India’s mistakes? – Part II (7/28/2020) - Interview with Jayant Bhandari Claudio Grass (CG): In such a vast and incredibly diverse country like India, can top-down measures and centralized policies like affirmative action or caste-based economic incentives effectively force social change and economic equality? Or can they be seen as merely symbolic moves, or perhaps just political maneuvers?  Jayant Bhandari (JB): The government …
  • Is the West repeating India’s mistakes? (7/23/2020) - Interview with Jayant Bhandari: Part I Following the publication of our last conversation with Jayant Bhandari, I received a lot of interesting feedback and remarks. The common denominator of all those comments was the astonishment of many Western readers at the real conditions and dynamics on the ground in India. In fact, I was surprised …
  • War on poverty, or just war on the poor? (7/16/2020) - As the dust is now begging to settle, both from the heights of the COVID panic and from the riots that shook the western world, we are starting to get an idea about where we stand after this unprecedented and tumultuous time. We are able to begin taking stock of the damage that was inflicted …
  • The attitude should be gratitude (7/3/2020) - During these increasingly polarized times, it is easy for logical debates to give way to emotionally charged shouting matches. Once the idea of free dialogue is gone, riots, destruction and violence are sure to follow, as we’ve seen in almost the entire Western world over the last weeks. However, there is a much more important …
  • “The illusions of Keynesianism create a morally corrupt society” – Part II (6/23/2020) - Part I can be found here Claudio Grass (CG): Overall, apart from the obvious economic consequences of the crisis, do you also see geopolitical and social ones, on a wider scale? Given all these “moving parts”, from the upcoming US election and internal frictions in the EU to the Hong Kong tensions and the rising …
  • “The illusions of Keynesianism create a morally corrupt society” (6/18/2020) - Interview with Jayant Bhandari: Part I of II The global economic shutdown has inflicted unprecedented damage and caused widespread destruction both in the economy and in our societies. While the true scale of the crisis is yet to be revealed, we already have enough data to support the case for a deep recession that will likely …
  • The War On Cash – COVID Edition Part II (6/16/2020) - The digital “toll”  It doesn’t require too dark an imagination to realize the gravity of the concerns over the digital yuan. China is a true pioneer when it comes surveillance, censorship and political oppression and the digital age has given an incredibly efficient and effective arsenal to the state. Adding money to that toolkit was …
  • The War On Cash – COVID Edition Part I (6/12/2020) - The corona crisis has already taken a very high toll and caused deep damage in our societies and our economies, the extent of which is yet to become apparent. We have seen its impact on productivity, on unemployment, on social cohesion and on political division. However, there is another very worrying trend that has been …
  • Reject the “Next Generation EU Plan” (6/9/2020) - The Václav Klaus Institute urging the Czech Government to reject the dangerous Ursula von der Leyen´s plan It is rather rare that I share articles on my channel that are not from my own pen. The following article is therefore an exception and for good reason. It is written by none other than the former …
  • Technocracy vs Liberty (6/9/2020) - “I prefer true but imperfect knowledge, even if it leaves much undetermined and unpredictable, to a pretense of exact knowledge that is likely to be false.” Friedrich August von Hayek On Friday Dave from X22 and I discussed the planned “Cultural Revolution 2020” led by “the anointed” technocrats and whether we have to accept their reality as ours – or …
  • The controlled demolition of Western Civilization (6/5/2020) - Please forgive me that I don’t talk about the flue called “Corona”. I truly believe it is a deception and will be remembered as the attempt to destroy the private economy as well as the capitalistic system. What we are witnessing during this “corona-crisis” is simply unprecedented. It is nothing short of a blatant attempt to …
  • Einladung zur Auktion in Zürich vom 8. – 10. Juni 2020 (5/29/2020) - Numismatik – Eine Klasse für sich! Es freut mich Ihnen diese Veranstaltung vorstellen zu dürfen, die in Zusammenarbeit mit meinem langjährigen Partner „pro aurum“ in den nächsten Tagen stattfindet.   Die Welt der Numismatik hat eine eigene Faszinationskraft – historische, kulturelle und ästhetische Werte gehen auf einzigartige Weise in jedes Stück ein und geben ihm einen …
  • An unexpected blow to the ECB – Part II (5/28/2020) - The corona effect Although the German court ruling had nothing to do with this latest wave of easing and money printing triggered by the coronavirus crisis, the timing of it puts the present situation in a different perspective. This crisis has served as a “judgment day” of sorts. It revealed the countless failures, the incompetence …
  • An unexpected blow to the ECB (5/26/2020) - Since the beginning of the year, the corona crisis has come to monopolize the news coverage to the extent that a lot of very important stories and developments either went underreported or were ignored altogether. One such example was the very surprising ruling out of the German Constitutional Court in early May, that challenged the …
  • “We are expecting a new wave and we’re prepared for it.” (5/14/2020) - Interview with Robert Hartmann, Co-Owner ProAurum Over the last couple of months, we’ve witnessed unprecedented changes in the global economy, in the markets and in our societies. The corona crisis and the governmental measures that were introduced had a dramatic and direct effect on all of us, as investors and as citizens.  That is especially …
  • Hard talk with Václav Klaus: “The people should say NO to all of it.” (5/4/2020) - As we get deeper into this crisis and we get used to our “new normal”, it’s easy to focus on the daily corona-horror stories in the media or the latest shocking unemployment numbers, and lose track of the bigger picture and of what is really, fundamentally important. Even as the lockdown measures begin to get …
  • “A crisis must never be misused to extend state power” (4/16/2020) - Interview with H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein In these times of great uncertainty and widespread fear, it is natural for many citizens to turn to their leaders for guidance and reassurance. However, these much-needed qualities of real leadership have proven to be elusive in many countries around the world. Instead of that, in the US …
  • Nothing Is What It Seems (4/8/2020) - My latest interview about Corona, Liberty, Private Property, Authoritarism, and a fear-mongering global media campaign, which I call borderline criminal
  • Corona crisis: the cost of the response – Part II (4/7/2020) - Responding to the response This time around, both central banks and governments have gone “all-in” in their response packages and the scale of the support and liquidity provided dwarf the measures that we saw in the 2008 crisis. Of course, the question remains whether this will all be enough to help save the economy from …
  • Corona crisis: the cost of the response – Part I (4/3/2020) - The absolutely unprecedented wave of shutdowns, new restrictions and regulations that the coronavirus epidemic has triggered on a global scale is truly hard to quantify. We’ve simply never seen anything like it before. Never in the history of mankind have countries all over the globe intentionally hit the kill switch on their own economies and …
  • Is gold still a safe haven? (3/25/2020) - There have been moments in recent months when many gold owners, myself included, have asked themselves whether gold might have lost its safe haven status, at least in the western world. Was it enough for two generations, who grew up in a paper money system, to forget the history and the 5000-year-old status of gold …
  • Gold-Update from Switzerland (3/22/2020) - Dear all,  There are more and more indications that the physical gold market is running at its limit. The Canadian Mint will not supply Maple Leaf coins for at least the next 3 months, various large refineries are under pressure, while traders are barely keeping up with the order flow. We do not know how …
  • A crisis is a terrible thing to waste – Part II (3/20/2020) - “Trust the state. Do what they say. They’ve never lied to us before, have they?” – Daniel McAdams, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity Central bankers are washing their hands too Looking at the carnage that stock markets have suffered, it’s not surprising to see central banks jumping in to save the day. It’s …
  • A crisis is a terrible thing to waste – Part I (3/19/2020) - “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that, it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” -Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff from 2009 to 2010. Only a couple of weeks ago, if anyone told you that your entire country would …
  • Media hysteria: Lessons from Brexit for citizens and for investors (3/13/2020) - The coronavirus epidemic has instilled real terror in the hearts of many investors, triggering a rude awaking to the actual state of the economy and panic unseen since 2008. This fear, that has spread among investors as it has among the general public, has been largely fueled by the coverage of the threat. Mainstream media, …
  • Silver and Platinum: buying opportunities gone unnoticed (3/3/2020) - Gold has been making headlines in recent days, as its price skyrocketed close to $1,700, a rise that most analysts have attributed to the spread of the coronavirus. The fears over its economic impact have sent global stock markets tumbling and, as is usually and reliably the case, panicked investors rushed to the safe haven …
  • Modern Monetary Theory is an old Marxist Idea (2/27/2020) - There is nothing new under the sun Modern Monetary Theory, or “MMT”, has been getting a lot of attention lately, often celebrated as a revolutionary breakthrough. However, there is absolutely nothing new about it. The very basis of the theory, the idea that governments can finance their expenditures themselves and therefore deficits don’t matter, actually …
  • Coronavirus panic (2/25/2020) - Fear vs Facts The coronavirus epidemic seemingly came out of nowhere in the beginning of the year and within a matter of days managed to wreak havoc with stock markets. As the days and weeks passed, and as the confirmed cases and the death toll rose, the media stoked fear and panic over worst-case scenarios. …
  • Gold is the 7th sense of financial markets (2/20/2020) - Interview with Ronald Stöferle – Part II Claudio Grass (CG): Looking at the interest rate policy of the last years, it would seem that central banks are backed into a corner. They cannot hike borrowing costs without risking a domino effect, as both government and corporate debt have reached record highs, encouraged by the central …
  • Gold is the 7th sense of financial markets (2/18/2020) - Interview with Ronald Stöferle – Part I As we embark on this new decade, there are plenty of good reasons to be optimistic about gold’s prospects. The global economy and the financial system are already stretched to a breaking point and demand for precious metals is heating up. This, of course, is plain for all …
  • Das Internet – die dezentrale (R)Evolution (1/28/2020) - (If you want to read this text in English, please use www.deepl.com – a great translation tool that uses language semantics.) Menschen werden durch unterschiedliche Motive angetrieben. Die einen sehen das höchste Glück in der Ansammlung von materiellen Werten, und andere sind von geistigen Werten angetrieben. Eine Idee kann genauso wie eine Rolex Glücksgefühle und …
  • What lies ahead for gold in 2020 (1/28/2020) - Over the last few months, gold’s performance has been remarkable. Many market observers and mainstream analysts have pointed to various geopolitical developments in their efforts to explain away the bullishness as a reaction to whatever happens to be in the headlines at the time. The Trump impeachment, the US-China trade war, more recently the tensions …
  • Investing in crypto the sound way! (1/16/2020) - Interview with Christian Zulliger I have long been fascinated by the far-reaching consequences and the great potential of the wave of new technologies and ideas that emerged with the crypto revolution. While most of us first came into contact with these concepts in 2017, this tectonic shift that is only just beginning has been in …
  • “The seeds have been sown for unrest in 2020 in Europe” (1/14/2020) - Interview with Godfrey Bloom The latest election in the UK promised to bring about a long-overdue end to the Brexit story. Getting out the EU has been a long and winding road for Britain and the multiple delays and setbacks have both infuriated and disappointed the millions of citizens who voted to Leave, by now …
  • The owl has landed: Lagarde’s new vision for the ECB (1/9/2020) - On December 12, Christine Lagarde introduced her goals and vision in her first rate-setting meeting as the new President of the ECB. On the actual policy front, there were no surprises. She remained committed to the path set by her predecessor, Mario Draghi, and kept the current monetary stimulus unchanged. The central bank kept its …
  • While everyone talks, Bitcoin just keeps running – Part II (12/31/2019) - Claudio Grass (CG): During the 2017 hype, when most people became aware of Bitcoin, it was mainly sold as the payment vehicle of the future, as a great investment for the “little guy” who has no access to equity markets and even as a store of value that would replace precious metals. In your opinion, …
  • While everyone talks, Bitcoin just keeps running – Part I (12/26/2019) - I have long been fascinated by both the progress made so far, and by and the promise of this new era of decentralized money that is only just beginning. Although I lack the technical expertise to fully understand the finer points of the code behind the different cryptocurrencies or to assess the nuances of the …
  • Corporate Debt Time Bomb (12/19/2019) - While I have reportedly highlighted the many risks of the current monetary policy direction and the multiple distortions that it has created in the markets, in the economy, and even in society, one of the most pressing dangers of the unnaturally low rates and cheap money is the staggering accumulation of debt. Nowhere is this …
  • The destruction of civilization – implications of extreme monetary interventions (12/10/2019) - When I was asked to write an article about the impact of negative interest rates and negative yielding bonds, I thought this is a chance to look at the topic from a broader perspective. There have been lots of articles speculating about the possible implications and focusing on their impact in the short run, but …
  • The ECB’s “mea culpa” (12/3/2019) - Economists, conservative investors and market observers have been issuing stern warnings for years regarding the severe impact of the current monetary policy direction. The problems In a recent statement, ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos warned of potential side effects and risks to the economy resulting directly from the central bank’s policies. He outlined how …
  • The Evolution Of The Bank Run (11/26/2019) - There are numerous and wide-ranging reasons why someone may choose to invest in physical precious metals. A deep understanding of monetary history provides plenty of solid arguments, and so do the mounting geopolitical risks, the spiking probability of a recession and the long-term goal of many conservative investors to safeguard their financial self-determination. For me, …
  • “We don’t have to behead the king if we can just ignore him” – Claudio Grass (11/8/2019) - “Negative interest rates are unsustainable and once investors decide to stop paying for the privilege of holding government debt, a banking crisis could result, says James Grant.” Returning SBTV guest, Claudio Grass, speaks with us about the unsustainable pensions, crumbling fiat currencies and a looming financial crisis in a world of insane central bank monetary policies. …
  • QE by any other name (11/6/2019) - “The essence of the interventionist policy is to take from one group to give to another. It is confiscation and distribution. “ – Ludwig von Mises, Human Action   In less than a year, we have witnessed an unprecedented monetary policy rollercoaster by the Federal Reserve, which began with a momentous U-turn in the central …
  • THE GROWING OPPOSITION AGAINST THE ECB (10/21/2019) - Few investors and market observers were really surprised when Mario Draghi announced the ECB’s next massive easing package in mid-September. Cutting rates further into negative territory and the revival of QE were largely expected sooner or later, as the “whatever it takes” outgoing ECB President is now faced with a wide economic slowdown in the …
  • A buying opportunity in precious metals (10/15/2019) - After a remarkable run over the past few months, gold and silver now appear to have entered a period of consolidation. Many speculators and short-term focused investors have sold their positions fearing a correction, while mainstream market commentators fuel these fears, with analyses that proclaim “the end of the road” for gold and silver. Of …
  • A turning point in the bond market? (10/1/2019) - We’ve recently seen a lot of coverage and even more “expert analyses” on the state of the bond market, to the extent that the average investor, or the average citizen for that matter, is likely to be overwhelmed and very confused about what it all means. Experts from the institutional side and defenders of the …
  • “Our prosperity is temporary and illusory. “ – Jeff Deist (9/23/2019) - As we go through an important paradigm shift in politics, in the global economy, in equity markets, and of course in precious metals too, the fundamental economic principles we used to rely on seem to be increasingly under attack. Central bankers the world over are doubling down on reckless monetary policies, punishing savers and responsible, …
  • Is it platinum’s time to shine? (9/12/2019) - Even with seasoned precious metals investors, it is often the case that platinum gets overlooked, while gold and silver dominate the conversation over which metal affords the best long-term protection of one’s wealth. Nevertheless, platinum has proved to be an excellent store of value, while it also offers a number of interesting advantages as a …
  • “The Eurozone faces the worst combination of economic and systemic risk” (9/3/2019) - Interview with Alasdair Macleod: The past few months have been an exciting time for gold investors, as the precious metal has seen a spike in demand after serious economic concerns and geopolitical tensions unsettled the markets. Many mainstream analysts have pointed to a number of recent events, from the US-China trade war escalations to the …
  • The Fed’s Capitulation: What It Means For Gold Investors (8/27/2019) - “Perhaps they think that they will exercise power for the general good, but that is what all those with power have believed. Power is evil in itself, regardless of who exercises it.” – Ludwig von Mises, Nation, State, and Economy   After the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy U-turn earlier this year and the central bank’s …
  • “More of the same” at the ECB increases gold’s appeal (8/22/2019) - “The intellectual leaders of the peoples have produced and propagated the fallacies which are on the point of destroying liberty and Western civilization.” Ludwig von Mises, Planned Chaos   It took multiple meetings and over 50 hours of official negotiations for EU leaders to reach an agreement on the appointments for the top jobs of …
  • New solutions to old problems: The CoreLedger Decentralized Token Economy Operating System (8/13/2019) - “Systems which are in an unnatural state, like our current financial system, only need a push to relax all the accumulated energy and evolve into something new.” Dr. Johannes Schweifer, Co-Founder and CEO of CoreLedger.   Following the rise and fall of Bitcoin and the crypto rush-and-crash of 2017, words like “blockchain” and “tokenization” have …
  • “THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THE DEBT PROBLEM” – INTERVIEW WITH H.S.H. PRINCE MICHAEL OF LIECHTENSTEIN (PART II) (8/8/2019) - “Like medieval alchemy that failed to turn lead into gold, today’s easy-money folly of central banks and governments will lead to crisis, not economic growth and prosperity.” – H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein   Claudio Grass (CG): Despite its formidable tradition and the “Old-World” heritage that Liechtenstein was founded upon, the tiny principality has been …
  • “THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THE DEBT PROBLEM” – INTERVIEW WITH H.S.H. PRINCE MICHAEL OF LIECHTENSTEIN (PART I) (8/6/2019) - “In fact, it is easier for governments to control the spending of people in debt than those with savings. A person with financial resources is free, while debtors are hostage to their creditors.” H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein   The rare resilience and the economic and strategic prowess of the Principality of Liechtenstein have elevated …
  • THE ROAD TO SERFDOM – BY THE EXAMPLE OF VENEZUELA – PART II (7/25/2019) - “Inflationism, however, is not an isolated phenomenon. It is only one piece in the total framework of politico-economic and socio-philosophical ideas of our time. Just as the sound money policy of gold standard advocates went hand in hand with liberalism, free trade, capitalism and peace, so is inflationism part and parcel of imperialism, militarism, protectionism, …
  • The Road to Serfdom – by the example of Venezuela – Part I (7/23/2019) - “Venezuela is the current poster child of interventionist failure” When looking at the quality of the media coverage of Venezuela’s crisis and the interpretations of the factors that caused it, the superficiality of most analyses quickly becomes apparent. The explanations offered by many “experts” and commentators largely ignore the country’s history and fail to take …
  • The Swiss Legacy In Direct Democracy Is Exceptional (7/18/2019) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Our readers probably realize by now, what a proud Swiss fellow I am, and how I take every possible opportunity to argue how Switzerland presents itself as a role model to achieve radical decentralization and respect for civil liberties. It also assures the right of self-determination in an environment …
  • In defense of Switzerland (7/5/2019) - An interview with Prof. Angelo M. Codevilla Following decades of the propagation of a false historical narrative regarding Switzerland’s role during WWII, an entire generation, especially in the West, has grown up with a distorted version of events, based on unfounded and unsubstantiated claims. To set the record straight, Claudio Grass interviewed Professor Codevilla, whose …
  • All this borrowing to consume is unsustainable and the bill is overdue (7/4/2019) - INTERVIEW WITH KEITH WEINER June has been an interesting month for gold, as geopolitical events, market fluctuations and developments on the monetary policy front fueled an exciting ride for the precious metal. As long-term investors with a strict focus on the big picture, short-term moves and speculative angles are largely irrelevant in and of themselves, …
  • Gold is the secret knowledge of the financial universe (6/27/2019) - Interview with Chris Powell Every seasoned gold investor and every student of monetary history has likely stumbled upon various theories about institutional manipulation of the gold market. While it is true that rarely is there smoke without fire, it is still important to approach this matter rationally and form opinions based on sound evidence and …
  • Why the Swiss Voted for More Gun Control (6/21/2019) - 06/19/2019José Niño Listen to the Audio Mises Wire version of this article. On May 19, 2019, Swiss voters approved a new set of gun control restrictions. This newly-approved gun control measure would put Switzerland’s gun control laws in line with European Union standards. Under this new law, military-style, semi-automatic weapons would be heavily restricted, while …
  • INTERVIEW WITH CARLOS A. GEBAUER – PART II (6/19/2019) - You can’t eat a cake that has not even been baked yet! Claudio Grass (CG): How do you assess the steps taken so far to fend off the collapse of the pension system, like increasing the retirement age? Do you believe such measures will suffice and how do you evaluate their impact on the citizens’ …
  • INTERVIEW WITH CARLOS A. GEBAUER – PART I (6/11/2019) - “You can’t eat a cake that has not even been baked yet” For quite some time now, I have been closely following news and reports out of Germany regarding the country’s pension system and the immense pressure it is under, placing those who support it and depend on it at great risk. Germany might be …
  • THE PENALTY FOR SAVING (5/30/2019) - In previous articles, we have outlined in great detail the many faults of the current monetary policy direction of major central banks and the large-scale economic impact of keeping interest rates artificially low. Among the worst offenders is the ECB, that is unapologetically persistent on continuing this exercise in absurdity that are negative interest rates. …
  • THE WAR ON CASH: A CLOSER LOOK AT ITS FAR-REACHING IMPLICATIONS – PART II (5/27/2019) - Economic, social and human cost Beyond privacy, there is also widespread concern over the economic impact of a fully cashless system. For one thing, as citizens slowly become exclusively dependent on big banks and card companies the systemic risk to the wider economy spikes. But it goes further than that too. Without the option to …
  • THE WAR ON CASH: A CLOSER LOOK AT ITS FAR-REACHING IMPLICATIONS- PART I (5/23/2019) - Much has been said and written over the last years on the topic of the gradual elimination of cash that we witness in our economic activity and everyday transactions. The massive and widespread political campaigns and practical measures geared at making cash a thing of the past and encouraging the use of electronic money instead …
  • REAL RECOVERY OR MARKET TRICKERY? Claudio Grass On The Everything Bubble – And The Asset Class That’s Still Cheap (5/16/2019) - Mainstream analysts and market bulls have some powerful numbers on their side: government-published unemployment figures remain low, America just had the best first quarter of a year for stocks since 1998, and the U.S. dollar is still the world’s reserve currency. But is all of this really indicative of a strong economy and a sustainable …
  • THE CURRENT MONETARY ORDER IS NEARING ITS END (5/13/2019) - Interview with Dimitri Speck Given the massive intervention and monetary manipulation experiment by central banks over the last decade, the amount of distortions created in the market, as well as the record debt accumulation at all levels of the economy, have given rise to considerable risks for investors. For a more detailed understanding of these …
  • Fed policy U-turn and US markets: “An eternally high plateau” (5/6/2019) - “An eternally high plateau” US markets made headlines once again, as they reached new highs recently, continuing a rally that seems to defy gravity and common sense. Despite the rise in investor anxiety and heightened volatility that seemed to signify a possible end to the bull market at the final quarter of the last year, …
  • TURKEY’S INEVITABLE RECESSION – PART II (5/2/2019) - Spillover effects Turkey’s debt problem, coupled with the plummeting lira, is arguably the most important risk factor for the nation’s economy. To make matters worse, far from it posing a threat just to Turkey itself, it also has the potential to inflict significant damage elsewhere too, starting with key economies in the Eurozone. At first …
  • TURKEY’S INEVITABLE RECESSION – PART I (4/28/2019) - Turkey has been almost constantly in the news over the past year, as troubling headlines about its economy and political situation continue to pile up. In a currency meltdown that escalated last summer, the Turkish lira has plunged by nearly 40%, threatening the Turkish economy as a whole. In January, inflation topped 20%, with skyrocketing …
  • THE WIEDMANN BIBLE – AN EXTRAORDINARY WORK OF ART (4/11/2019) - An interview with Martin Wiedmann The Wiedmann Bible is an extraordinary work of art and a testament its creator’s passion and dedication. Created by Willy Wiedmann in over 16 years, the book depicts the entire Old and New Testament in 3,333 hand-painted images. In its original leporello/concertina book form, it unfolds to a total length …
  • SOUND MONEY: A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE – PART II (4/8/2019) - «Because gold is honest money, it is disliked by dishonest men.“ – Ron Paul   The value of silver and gold is given by their own nature Neither gold nor silver has value expressed in other units of account. Their value is expressed directly in their own weights. Everything else that is valuable (other assets, …
  • “You are known by the company you keep” – EU election campaign (4/4/2019) - With the EU elections fast approaching, this article, written by my dear and long-time friend Natalie Vein, offers a very different perspective. It focuses not on the choices on the ballot, but on the EU voting campaign itself. Most people are fixed on the political show at the front-end of the upcoming election, yet it’s much more enlightening and relevant to …
  • Sound money: A Biblical perspective – Part I (4/2/2019) - «It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain an idea without accepting it.» Aristotle In today’s world, it is obvious that the competition of ideas is under serious threat and with it, the much-needed discussions on how to deal with certain topics or try to understand the world we live …
  • Merger mania: Consolidation in the gold mining sector (3/26/2019) - Late last year, Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold miner in terms of reserves, made headlines when it announced its acquisition of Randgold Resources, in an $18bn mega-merger that marked a key moment for the mining industry. In January, United States gold giant Newmont and principal rival of Barrick, made public its own plans to …
  • “Today’s EU is the embodiment of bureaucratic hubris” (3/19/2019) - Interview with Dr. Markus Krall: When it comes to identifying and evaluating the key vulnerabilities and inherent risks of the banking and financial system, there are few who have the insights and practical experience that is required to truly understand the scale of the issue and its investing implications. This is precisely why Claudio Grass …
  • Claudio Grass – Sound Money & Human Liberty Are Inextricably Linked (3/7/2019) - SBTV speaks with Claudio Grass, an independent precious metals adviser based in Switzerland. A proponent of sound money and the Austrian School of Economics, Claudio shares his convictions on why human liberty and sound money are inextricably linked. Discussed in this interview: 02:39 Relationship between liberty and sound money 06:51 Keynesian view of money 09:58 …
  • ECB: running out of runway – Part II (3/1/2019) - Knock-on effects Overall, under Mr. Draghi’s watch, the ECB’s balance sheet has ballooned to a previously unimaginable scale and aggressive policies like the extensive QE program and negative rates have encouraged the accumulation of debt and heavily distorted market mechanisms. Scores of “zombie” companies, that would have otherwise died off without the artificial life support …
  • ECB: running out of runway – Part I (2/25/2019) - At the end of January, only a month after the official end of the QE program of the European Central Bank (ECB), its President Mario Draghi told the European Parliament’s committee that the central bank could resume its bond purchasing, in a questionable effort to assuage concerns over the impact of the policy change. As …
  • Brexit: A country divided (2/20/2019) - One of the most commonly cited arguments initially against Brexit, and now against a no-deal scenario, is the towering threat of businesses leaving the UK. A great many campaigners and leading figures of the Remain camp have warned voters time and time again of the dangers to British industry and ultimately to their jobs. They …
  • China: Harbinger of global economic decline (2/12/2019) - The latest numbers released by China’s statistics bureau fueled widespread concerns about the outlook of the global economy, as the Asian superpower reported its slowest growth rate since 1990. The figures showed a 6.6% growth for 2018, confirming the view that the growth engine of the world economy is running out of steam. Deep-seeded vulnerabilities, …
  • Crypto-crash: An optimistic post-mortem – Part II (2/5/2019) - Blatant security deficits and rampant fraud Over the last year, news of crypto hacks and heists became so prevalent that the new breaches were hardly worthy of reporting anymore. Among the headliners, however, was the Coincheck case, the Japanese exchange that lost over $530 million worth of the NEM cryptocurrency, as was Zaif, another exchange …
  • Crypto-crash: An optimistic post-mortem – Part I (1/30/2019) - 2018 was an Annus Horribilis for the entire crypto industry. Believers and crypto enthusiasts, swept up by the rally of 2017, found themselves on the wrong side of a crashing market. On the right side where the early critics, who were once accused of cynicism and a lack of imagination for calling the crypto market a …
  • Sound Money & Human Liberty Are Inextricably Linked (1/24/2019) - SilverBullion TV speaks with Claudio Grass, an independent precious metals adviser based in Switzerland. A proponent of sound money and the Austrian School of Economics, Claudio shares his convictions on why human liberty and sound money are inextricably linked. Discussed in this interview: 02:39 Relationship between liberty and sound money 06:51 Keynesian view of money …
  • As Germany goes, so goes the Eurozone (1/22/2019) - Until recently, Germany has been the seemingly unbreakable workhorse that has pulled the European economy back from the brink and kept it ticking along through a myriad of internal and external pressures, as well as political crises, over the last decade. As the undeniable leader of the bloc, the country has spearheaded and supported rescue …
  • Yellow Vests: Shockwaves felt across the continent (1/9/2019) - When the first demonstrations on the streets of Paris were reported seven weeks ago, nobody could have foreseen the endurance, the tenacity and the viral effect of the Yellow Vests movement. After all, the French are known to protest and to strike, it’s part and parcel of their culture. However, by the time this article …
  • War is the Health of the State (1/8/2019) - I wrote this article in 2015 – however, I believe it is still relevant, more than ever. For liberty, Claudio   Produced and published by Global Gold. The Misfortune of Being Born Into a State In an essay titled “The State”, Randolph Bourne, an American writer, made a distinction between a country and a state …
  • Money: How its past predicts its future – The denationalization of money! (1/3/2019) - What is money, where does it come from and more importantly where does it go? At first glance, it might appear inexplicable and bizarre that our governments and our rulers have managed to keep their stronghold over the monetary system for 2000 years, especially when one thinks about the countless ways in which they abused …
  • The Great War Christmas Truce: ‘They Were Positively Human’ (12/23/2018) - “Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and only the very best for 2019! I hope you will enjoy reading this article, written by Hunter Derensis, which reminded me immediately of what Ayn Rand said about man: “ “Man – every man – is an end in himself, not a means to the ends of others; …
  • Italy: The brewing storm (12/11/2018) - Over the last couple of years, the main challenge to EU cohesion has been Brexit, with the media sharply focused on the negotiations and all relevant developments. Since the release of the draft withdrawal agreement, largely perceived as a victory for the EU, those who support the European project and believe in a strong leadership …
  • Venezuela: when fiat money reaches its intrinsic value (12/6/2018) - Over the last years, Venezuela has become a modern poster child for the failure of socialism and with good reason. It offers an abundance of lessons and stern warnings for many western nations, but it also provides a very insightful and relevant reminder for individual investors too. Economic, social and human costs Within the space …
  • The many traps of paper gold (12/3/2018) - As the historic bull market is approaching its end, with volatility increasing and investor anxiety climbing, interest in gold is sure to be soon renewed. After stock markets revert to an uncertain, bearish stage, a seismic shift towards safety and capital preservation is bound to take place. Nervous investors looking for shelter in a time-tested …
  • BIG PICTURE: PAPER MONEY VS. GOLD (11/13/2018) - “A trillion is hard to truly take in and understand; $80 trillion in debt is something already so far beyond our grasp, that it might as well be $100, $200, or $300 and it would almost make no conceptual difference. A good way to correct this dissonance is just think about the fact that 1 …
  • Former JP Morgan trader pleads guilty to manipulating US metals markets for years (11/7/2018) - “New York-based J.P. Morgan declined to comment on the case through a spokesman. It was reported earlier by the Financial Times.” An ex-J.P. Morgan Chase trader has admitted to manipulating the U.S. markets of an array of precious metals for about seven years — and he has implicated his supervisors at the bank. John Edmonds, …
  • Impact Is Imminent: Getting Into Gold, Getting Out of the Euro (and Dollar) (11/5/2018) - by Patrick Henningsen –  this article was originally published on 21st Century Wire. It’s been a decade since the financial crash of 2008 which we now know was orchestrated by Wall Street and a compromised US Treasury Dept. Many believe that the very practice which triggered the collapse back then – the inflation of the …
  • China’s monetary policy must change – by Alasdair Macleod (11/5/2018) - “Major-General Qiao Liang, the People’s Liberation Army strategist, in a speech to the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee (CCPCC) in April 2015 identified a cycle of dollar weakness against other currencies followed by strength, which first inflated debt in foreign countries and then bankrupted them. That then allowed US business interests to acquire assets at …
  • East trusts in physical gold while West prefers ‘mindless optimism’ – Claudio Grass to RT (11/3/2018) - RT: For years, Russia, China, India as well as many Asian countries have been stockpiling gold. More recently, countries like Poland and Hungary have begun to increase national gold reserves. What’s behind the move? Claudio Grass: Let’s look at the core motivation that drives anyone to become an owner of physical gold. Whoever buys physical …
  • ZUR SACHE: China – Greift der Drache nach der Pole-Position? (10/23/2018) - Vor einigen Tagen wurde ich von KenFM zu einem Gespräch nach Berlin eingeladen. Viel Spass beim Anschauen – Rückmeldungen sind stets willkommen. Einführung von KenFM: Heute präsentieren wir die Premiere unseres neuen Formats “ZUR SACHE”. Bei diesem Format geht es im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes ans Eingemachte. Gäste mit unterschiedlichsten persönlichen Hintergründen stellen sich der …
  • Lew Rockwell wins the prestigious Roland Baader Prize in Hamburg (9/10/2018) - A little while ago, I had the pleasure to step in as an Ambassador for the Mises Institute and receive the Roland Baader Prize on behalf of Lew Rockwell, as he unfortunately wasn’t able to travel to Germany due to health issues. He received this prestigious prize for his life-time achievements from the Institute for …
  • There will be a fake Brexit, dressed up to look like Brexit but will fool nobody! (8/28/2018) - Before becoming a politician, Godfrey Bloom worked in the City of London for forty years & won fixed interest investment prizes. Discontent with over-regulation of this sector, he entered the world of politics in 2004, as a Member of the European Parliament. Bloom represented Yorkshire as an independent MEP for ten years. He is an …
  • Connecting the Dots Behind the Curtain? by Martin Armstrong (8/24/2018) - “The weaker the State is, the less power it has to commit crime”. Albert Jay Nock There is an interesting piece running around the internet that someone has put together. Indeed, the characters in the play are all incredibly connected and it certainly appears that there is a deep and dark conspiracy against Trump. But …
  • Debunking A Century of War Lies (8/17/2018) - “Truth is treason in the empire of lies” George Orwell To understand the present it is important to know the past. This video covers different wars and how they have been sold to the masses. It is fully in line with what I have learned during my personal journey through history. “In the modern age …
  • Der Kampf zwischen Geist und Materie (8/15/2018) - Wie wir den Marxismus im Zeitalter der Massenkommunikation überwinden Bildquelle: shutterstock.comLängst widerlegt, aber immer noch verehrt: Karl Marx Der Königsberger Philosoph Immanuel Kant beschrieb eine geistige Seite, die für die menschliche Vernunft steht, da in seinen Augen die Wirklichkeit in radikaler Weise durch Erkenntnis und Denken bestimmt ist. Das ist es auch, was der französische …
  • The End of Everything? (8/13/2018) - In times of political correctness it is dangerous to debate different ideas. However, Martin Armstrong gives a pretty good overview about the system we are in. Same mechanics for a long time already. The most important message comes at the end of his video – I hope you will enjoy and afterwards start a debate!
  • Biography of David Rockefeller – Matrix 2.0 (8/10/2018) - I very much like James Corbett – this is true journalism for the people and not against the people….. check it out…but watch out, whenever you dig for the truth you need to be ready for it.
  • SIX announcing fully end-to-end and fully integrated digital asset trading, settlement and custody service. (7/22/2018) - Dear Reader, from time to time I will also share articles, which I found important. The one below just shows that the digitalisation of assets is on its rise in Switzerland. Enjoy the read. Switzerland’s stock exchange – owned and managed by SIX – announced on 6 July 2018 that it is building a fully …
  • SIX kündigt Bau einer vollständig integrierten End-to-End-Dienstleistung für Handel, Abwicklung und Verwahrung von digitalen Vermögenswerten an. (7/22/2018) - Geschätzte(r) Leser(in) Von Zeit zu Zeit werde ich auch fremde Artikel publizieren, welche ich als wichtig erachte. Der nachstehende Artikel, welcher die Schweizer Börse betrifft, zeigt, dass die Digitalisierung von Eigentumstitel auf dem Vormarsch ist. Viel Spass beim lesen. Die von SIX betriebene Schweizer Börse hat am 6. Juli 2018 angekündigt, die weltweit erste vollständig …
  • US-Dollar ist die größte Blase – China hält dagegen! (7/18/2018) - China baut auf dem internationalen Finanzmarkt Alternativen zum US-Dollar und den USA auf. Ein Beispiel dafür ist die Einführung der ersten Rohöl-Terminkontrakte in Yuan an der Shanghaier Börse. Auch westliche Länder realisieren, dass die größte Finanzblase der US-Dollar selbst ist. von Ali Özkök Claudio Grass ist Wirtschaftskommentator, Edelmetallberater in der Schweiz und Botschafter des “Ludwig …
  • Marshall-Plan diente der Schaffung eines Absatzmarktes für die Überproduktion der USA (7/18/2018) - Die USA wollen seit der Übernahme der globalen Vormacht nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg Europa von Russland fernhalten, um die eigene Kontrolle über Eurasien auch in Zukunft zu sichern. Außerdem war eines der wichtigsten Ziele des Marshall-Plans die Schaffung eines Absatzmarktes in Europa für die Überproduktion der USA. von Ali Özkök Claudio Grass ist Wirtschaftskommentator, Edelmetallberater …
  • Separating the Signals from the Noise (7/18/2018) - Before you listen to the podcast, I would like to provide some additional context and background to the discussion, that could offer a deeper understanding and further dimensions to the positions and arguments that we’ll elaborate on with Todd Horwitz. Todd Horwitz is known as Bubba and is chief market strategist of BubbaTrading.com. He is …
  • Cultural Marxism and the Birth of Modern Thought-Crime (7/4/2018) - Cultural Marxism seems to go mainstream. Let’s open up the debate and exchange some thoughts involving different perspectives. Here is mine. Produced and published by Global Gold. What the Establishment Wants, the Establishment Gets If a person has no philosophical thoughts, certain questions will never cross his mind. As a young man, there were many …
  • Swiss government Pension System chooses gold bullion over paper claims (7/2/2018) - Another country is betting on physical gold. Switzerland’s pension fund has boosted its investments in bullion, switching from the paper-backed securities in US dollars. “The Swiss government Pension System decided to change from paper gold in the amount of 700 million CHF into physical gold and store it in Switzerland. The 700 million only stands …
  • Chris Marcus: Why Would China Allow The Gold Price To Be Suppressed? (6/28/2018) - If the precious metals markets are manipulatively suppressed lower as many allege (and as court records and other sources document with evidence), one of the questions many often raise is why would China allow this to occur? Many look at the developments with the Yuan (such as the creation of the PetroYuan, its possible use …
  • Chris Marcus: Warum würde China eine Unterdrückung des Goldpreises erlauben? (6/28/2018) - Wenn die Edelmetallmärkte manipulativ niedrig gedrückt werden – wie so viele vermuten (und wie Gerichtsprotokolle und andere Quelle mit Beweisen dokumentieren) – dann wäre eine der Fragen, die sich viele Leute stellen: Warum sollte China dies zulassen? Viele betrachten die Entwicklungen um den Yuan (wie die Erschaffung des Petroyuan, seine mögliche Verwendung als eine Reservewährung …
  • Währungskrieg kann die globale Dominanz des US-Dollars beenden (6/26/2018) - Die Welt befindet sich in einem Währungskrieg, und die beste Absicherung gegen einen Absturz des US-Dollars sei echtes Gold, sagte ein Analyst im Gespräch mit RT. Mit der Verschiebung der geopolitischen Macht von West nach Ost könnte die Dominanz der USA enden. Anzeichen dafür sind diverse jüngste Rückführungen von Gold aus den Vereinigten Staaten. Länder …
  • Currency war can end global US dollar dominance & those who own gold have power (6/26/2018) - The world is facing a currency war and the only hedge against the crash of the US dollar is real gold, a precious metal analyst has told RT. With geopolitical power shifting from West to East, US dominance may be ending. One such sign is the recent repatriation of gold from the United States. Countries …
  • Wichtigster Schweizer Pensionsfonds schwenkt auf physisches Gold um! (6/22/2018) - Wie Sie wissen, spreche ich normalerweise in höchsten Tönen von der Schweiz und ihrer Kultur der direkten Demokratie, die auf dem Subsidiaritätsprinzip und der freien Rede basiert. Das Subsidiaritätsprinzip steht für das Grundprinzip, dass Aufgaben, Handlungen und Problemlösungen so weit wie möglich vom Einzelnen, von der kleinsten Gruppe oder der untersten Ebene einer Organisationsform unternommen …
  • Gold-Update mit Claudio Grass Anfang Juni 2018 (6/21/2018) - Welche geo- und finanzpolitischen Entwicklungen könnten sich auf die weitere Entwicklung des Goldpreises auswirken? Wie sieht Claudio Grass (unabhängiger Berater im Bereich Edelmetalle) den Ausblick für die Gold und Silber? Darüber haben wir mit dem Botschafter des Ludwig von Mises Instituts Auburne/USA auf der Mark Banco Anlegertagung Anfang Juni 2018 in Hamburg gesprochen. Eine Tendenz …
  • Cultural Marxist War Against Humanity (6/21/2018) - Claudio Grass returns to SGT Report to discuss precious metals and the war against humanity that’s being waged by the banking elite and their cultural Marxist proxy armies.
  • Education – That’s what your child will say. (6/19/2018) -
  • Video-Beitrag IfAAM-Tagung – Von der Mark Banco bis zu Krypto (mit ROLAND BAADER-Auszeichnung) (6/19/2018) - Eignen sich Kryptowährungen als “besseres Geld”? Wie lange hat das Euro-System noch Bestand? Und inwiefern eignet sich Austrian Asset Management als Investmentstil für eine Geldsystemkrise? Unter anderem über diese Aspekte wurde auf der mittlerweile 9. Mark Banco Anlegertagung Anfang Juni 2018 in Hamburg diskutiert. Neben geldtheoretischen Themen und wertvollen Tipps für Anleger ist die Verleihung …
  • The Global Community is Unhappy With the Monetary System, Change is Coming (6/19/2018) - Our friend Claudio Grass of Precious Metal Advisory Switzerland was recently interviewed by the X22 Report on cryptocurrencies and gold. He offers interesting perspectives on cryptocurrencies, bringing them into context with Hayek’s idea of the denationalization of money. The connection is that they have originated in the market and exist in a framework of free …
  • Das Erbe der Achtundsechziger – Kulturmarxismus und die Geburt des modernen Gedankenverbrechens (6/14/2018) - Woran liegt es, dass der Westen und seine kulturelle Identität so tief gesunken sind, insbesondere warum familiäre Werte so dramatisch abgebaut haben. Ein klareres Verständnis der historischen Evolution dieser jahrhundertealten Frage und ihrer weitreichenden Konsequenzen wird uns eine wertvolle Einsicht in die intellektuelle Krise der westlichen Gesellschaften sowie die strategische Unterdrückung von Dissens und unabhängigem …
  • Wirtschaftsexperte Grass: “Müssen für eine Verwüstung von viel größerem Ausmaß vorbereitet sein” (6/14/2018) - Seit der Finanzkrise 2008 haben die Zentralbanken Billionen von US-Dollar in die Weltwirtschaft gepumpt. Diese Billionen wurden jedoch aus dem Nichts geschaffen, so Claudio Grass von Precious Metal Advisory Switzerland. In einem RT-Interview sagte Grass: Ich glaube, selbst der durchschnittliche Mensch auf der Straße in der westlichen Welt erkennt, dass etwas faul ist. Die Realwirtschaft …
  • VOLLGELD-INITIATIVE: BEKOMMT DIE SCHWEIZ EIN NEUES GELDSYSTEM? – TEIL II (6/13/2018) - Eine alte Idee im neuen Gewand Die Idee des 100%-Geldes an sich ist nicht neu. Bereits während der Weltwirtschaftskrise der 1930er Jahre schlugen Ökonomen der Universität von Chicago vor, dass Banken verpflichtet sein sollten, als Reserven gleichwertige Guthaben bei der Zentralbank zu hinterlegen. Das Interesse an der Idee ließ nach, wurde aber nach der Krise …
  • VOLLGELD-INITIATIVE: BEKOMMT DIE SCHWEIZ EIN NEUES GELDSYSTEM? – TEIL I (6/13/2018) - Vor rund 3 ½ Jahren wurde ich zu einem Podiumsgespräch eingeladen, welches die Vollgeld-Initianten damals organisierten. Dieses fand einige Wochen vor der Abstimmung zur Goldinitiative in der Schweiz statt. Ich wurde damals angefragt, ob ich Lukas Reimann zusammen mit Luzi Stamm (beide gehörten zu den Hauptinitianten der Goldinitiative), in dieser Diskussionsrunde vertreten könne. Der Hauptgrund …
  • DER KAMPF GEGEN DAS BARGELD – TEIL II (6/13/2018) - Unbeabsichtigte Folgen Im Gegensatz zur Behauptung der Regierungen, dass der Normalbürger in seinem täglichen Leben kein Bargeld mehr bräuchte und dass die Beschränkungen nur Kriminelle und Steuerhinterzieher beträfen, führen die Regulierungen zur finanziellen Ausgrenzung. Tatsächlich leiden die schwächsten Teile der Gesellschaft, die Armen und Älteren, unter den verhängten Maßnahmen. Ältere Menschen und Rentner haben große …
  • DER KAMPF GEGEN DAS BARGELD – TEIL I (6/13/2018) - „Wer die Freiheit aufgibt, um Sicherheit zu gewinnen, wird am Ende beides verlieren. „ Benjamin Franklin Mit dem Aufkommen von Kreditkartengeld für alltägliche Zahlungen, Online-Banking und Bezahl-Apps, die alle als moderne Alternativen zum Bargeld beworben und angenommen werden, ermutigt man den Durchschnittsbürger heutzutage aktiv dazu, sich vom materiellen Geld zu lösen und all seine Transaktionen …
  • Real global economy on a road to nowhere – expert to RT (6/13/2018) - Since the 2008 financial crisis, central banks have pumped trillions of dollars into the global economy. However, those trillions were created out of thin air, according to Claudio Grass of Precious Metal Advisory Switzerland. Claudio Grass told RT: “I believe even the average person on the street in the Western world realizes that something is …
  • WAS MOTIVIERT SIE, PHYSISCHES GOLD UND SILBER ZU KAUFEN UND ZU HALTEN? (6/13/2018) - Nun, am besten erzähle ich Ihnen meine Geschichte. Alles begann im Jahr 2004. Während ich mich im Mittleren Osten für die Vereinten Nationen (UNO) als Schweizer Offizier engagierte, las ich ein Buch meines Landsmannes und Bankiers Ferdinand Lips. Der Titel: „Die Gold Verschwörung“. Wie Sie sich vorstellen können, war ich damals ziemlich verwirrt; wieso auch …
  • “Gegen Übermacht des US-Dollars” – Türkei holt Gold aus den USA zurück (6/13/2018) - “Die Zentralbanken haben bereits vor einigen Jahren mit der Repatriierung begonnen, also bevor wir Brexit, Katalonien, Trump, AfD oder die steigenden Spannungen zwischen dem Brüssel und den Nationen Osteuropas hatten”, sagte Claudio Grass von Precious Metal Advisory Switzerland gegenüber RT. Ihm zufolge dezentralisiert sich die Welt immer mehr: Wenn wir diesem Trend folgen, sollte es …
  • Turkey’s Gold Repatriation ‘Sign of Coming End’ of US-Dominated Monetary System (6/13/2018) - The Turkish Central Bank has decided to bring its 220 tons-worth of gold home from the US. The country’s largest commercial banks have followed suit. Claudio Grass, a Mises Institute ambassador and consultant at Switzerland’s Precious Metal Advisory, explained why the move is a sign of the impending return to global financial multipolarity. Sputnik: What …
  • BITCOIN UND KRYPTOWÄHRUNGEN – DIE DEZENTRALE ZUKUNFT DES GELDES (6/13/2018) - Der Anfang der Entstaatlichung des Geldes Mit der Entwicklung von Bitcoin und der zugrundeliegenden Blockchain-Technologie wurde es zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte möglich, dezentrales digitales Geld zu erzeugen, ohne dabei auf Finanzintermediäre wie Zentralbanken und Geschäftsbanken angewiesen zu sein. Während herkömmliche Fiatwährungen wie der Euro oder der US-Dollar von Notenbanken zentral gesteuert werden, kann …
  • The Cycle Is Right Where We Want It! (6/13/2018) - Check out my interview with Wealth Research Group about Gold and Cycles. Recored April 2018
  • The Global Community Is Unhappy With The Current Monetary System, Change Is Coming: Claudio Grass (4/5/2018) - Every coin has two sides – Technology can free or enslave us… Excerpt from the podcast: In a way I see crypto as the materialization of Friedrich August Hayek’s Idea, that he described back in 1976, namely as the denationalization of money. If we see the value and philosophy of the crypto world and the …
  • Switzerland Using Crypto to Regain Banking Privacy, Says Claudio Grass (4/5/2018) - Mar 30 – FS Insider interviews Claudio Grass at Precious Metal Advisory Switzerland on current drivers in the gold market—real interest rates, the Japanese yen, geopolitical uncertainty—and to also discuss the latest development in… Preview and sign-up for full podcast
  • Die Schweiz als Modell für den Rest der Welt – Teil II (4/5/2018) - „Die Demokratie, die wir kennen, muss scheitern, und so viele Menschen werden enttäuscht sein, dass sie sich eventuell gemeinsam gegen die Demokratie wenden. Ursache ist aber nur ein ganz spezieller Fehler unseres demokratischen Systems. Es ist überhaupt nicht notwendig, dass Demokratie ein allmächtiges Parlament bedeuten muss. Die meiste Zeit der neueren Geschichte zeigt das Ringen …
  • DIE SCHWEIZ ALS MODELL FÜR DEN REST DER WELT – TEIL I (4/5/2018) - Während sich das Abendland weiterhin auf seinen jahrhundertelangen Abstieg in starre Zentralisierung, allgegenwärtige Regulierung und monetäre Manipulation bewegt, erkennen mehr und mehr Bürger, vor allem Sparer und Anleger, dass ihre Eigentumsrechte, ihre Privatsphäre und ihre finanzielle Souveränität immer stärker eingeschränkt werden. Erhebliche Regierungsgewalt und erhöhte Machtstellung über Wirtschaft und Märkte scheinen, trotz der giftigen Konsequenzen …
  • Death knell tolls for the euro as more European nations repatriate gold – expert to RT (3/27/2018) - The latest trend among European countries of bringing home their gold reserves has been raising concerns in Brussels. RT talked to Claudio Grass of Precious Metal Advisory Switzerland to understand what’s behind that trend. According to Grass, the process means disintegration, which usually comes with instability, unrest, more government intervention and control. “The central banks …
  • Expertengespräch mit RT: “Es ist nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis der Euro zusammenbricht” (3/27/2018) - Der jüngste Trend der europäischen Länder, ihre Goldreserven zurückzuholen, hat in Brüssel Besorgnis ausgelöst. RT hat mit dem Experten Claudio Grass gesprochen, um zu verstehen, was hinter diesem Trend steckt. Die Welt entfernt sich von einem zentralisierten System, so Grass. Der Experte Claudio Grass, vom “Precious Metal Advisory Switzerland”: Die Zentralbanken haben die Repatriierung bereits …
  • VÖLLIG LOSGELÖST – DIE SCHWEIZERISCHE NATIONALBANK UND DAS GOLD (3/27/2018) - Mehr als 80 Jahre war die Schweizerische Nationalbank eine unabhängige Institution – alleine der Geldwertstabilität und dem Wohl der Schweizer Bevölkerung verpflichtet. Garant hierfür war die Goldbindung des Franken. Geschichte lässt uns „Spuren der Vergangenheit“ erkennen und die damit verbundenen Trends beurteilen. Beispielsweise lässt sich so relativ einfach feststellen, ob sich eine Gesellschaft aufgrund der …
  • Friedrich August von Hayek and the denationalisation of money with Claudio Grass/ (3/18/2018) - On Show 20 of the MisesUK.Org podcast, regular host Andy Duncan spoke with Claudio Grass, a Mises Ambassador for the Mises Institute and a precious metals advisor based in Switzerland, about Hayek’s ideas on the denationalisation of money. These stem from Hayek’s book on this subject first published in 1976. They focussed on the removal …
  • Historic Bond Bubble Means Fastest Rate Rise Ever – Martin Armstrong (12/22/2017) - “The boom cannot continue indefinitely. There are two alternatives. Either the banks continue the credit expansion without restriction and thus cause constantly mounting price increases and an ever-growing orgy of speculation – which, as in all other cases of unlimited inflation, ends in a “crack-up boom” and in a collapse of the money and credit …
  • Fake News! (12/15/2017) - “Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Nonage is the inability to use one’s understanding without another’s guidance. This nonage is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one’s mind without another’s guidance. Sauere Aude! Dare to Know! Have the courage to …
  • Russia-China real gold standard means end of US dollar dominance on RT News (12/10/2017) - The BRICS counties are considering starting an internal gold trading platform, according to Russian officials. When this happens, the global economy will be significantly reshaped, and the West will lose its dominance, predicts a precious metals expert. In 2016, 24,338 tons of physical gold were traded, which was 43 percent more than in 2015, according …
  • BANKERS FREAKING OVER BITCOIN — Claudio Grass (12/9/2017) - Claudio Grass joined me on Thursday at the very moment Bitcoin briefly reached $19,000 causing old guard Central Bankers like Alan Greenspan to emerge from the crypt and announce “it’s irrational.” So was this the blow off top, or a glimpse of things to come? Clif High predicts $40,000 Bitcoin by summer. Who knows, but …
  • Jeff Deist on Why Smaller is Better (11/28/2017) - Jeff Deist, President of the Mises Insitute in Auburne (www.mises.org) spoke last week at a meeting of America’s Future Foundation (https://AmericasFuture.org) on the why smaller government units are better, and how the Swiss principle of subsidiarity could help ease the nasty cultural and political divides facing America. Virtually every aspect of human life becomes more …
  • Cracks in the Financial System are Showing Everywhere (11/28/2017) - Claudio Grass joins us in today’s insightful interview, we cover the latest news and updates in the Gold Markets and ideal types of Bullion. Bitcoin is still rallying and we uncover the variety of motives users have when purchasing Digital Assets and also covered is the situation in the EU and the refugee crisis. TOPICS …
  • Responsa Liberta & Claudio Grass about decentralization and alternative currencies – German/Deutsch (11/12/2017) - Auf der Internationalen Edelmetall- und Rohstoffmesse Anfang November 2017 in München haben wir mit Claudio Grass (claudiograss.ch), unabhängiger Berater im Bereich Edelmetalle, über das Thema Währungen gesprochen. Wie schätzt er Gold und die derzeit viel diskutierten Kryptowaehrungen ein? Und welche Vorteile sieht er in dezentralen Systemen wie der Schweiz? In Zusammenhang mit aktuellen Entwicklungen bzgl. …
  • Sound Money Sound Society Podcast Interview with Dr. Mark Thornton – November 2017 (10/31/2017) - Sound Money Sound Society Podcast: Interview with Dr. Mark Thornton – November 2017 In a recent interview with Mark Thornton, Claudio Grass discussed a number of key issues and shared his point of view on important economic and geopolitical matters that are on many citizens’ minds, within the US and in Europe. Interview highlights We …
  • Something is wrong with the world today! (10/31/2017) -
  • Claudio Grass and Jeff Deist on Whether Switzerland can Save the World – Mises Institute (10/31/2017) - Switzerland is no libertarian paradise. It has bureaucrats and a wayward central bank. But it remains an astonishing modern example of the principles of federalism and subsidiarity in action. In fact, it exemplifies Lew Rockwell’s daydream: nobody much knows or cares who is president. Its federal administrative state demonstrates humility instead of hubris. And virtually …
  • Physical Gold is the Only Way to Play (9/27/2017) - Precious Metals Expert Claudio Grass Joins Bubba This is The Bubba Show in which the following topics are discussed: The FED and the mess they have made of the economy. Both agree that the monetary policy is a joke and that their devaluation of the dollar is really just a legalized Ponzi Scheme. The problems …
  • Fake News – We can make up our own minds. (9/21/2017) -
  • Wrong World – Something is wrong with the world today. (9/20/2017) -
  • The Banksters Marxist Agenda (9/17/2017) -
  • Events (7/7/2017) - What Attending/Speaking When Where Property and Freedom Society Attending Sept, 14 – 19, 2017 Hotel Karia Princess, Bodrum, Turkey
  • Investment Conference 2017 with investment conference – Precious Metals as your Monetary Insurance (5/9/2017) - 2hWealthcare Investment Conference 2017 with Naomi Prins Precious Metals as your Monetary Insurance, Buckinghamshire, March 2017 Short introduction about how money came into existence, the origin of the banking system and boom bust cycles. Overview about Gold in general and China in particular. The big geopolitical shift we are going through right now and why physical …
  • Claudio Grass: “People Need To Understand That Their Biggest Asset Is Individual Liberty” (3/12/2017) - In his latest interview for the X22 Report, Claudio Grass shares his views on the future of the Euro, the Trump Presidency, the collapsing monetary system and the advantage of gold in these times of global uncertainty. As election season is upon us in Europe and the both political and economic tensions are heating up, …
  • X22 Report: No Doubt The Fiat System Is Coming To An End Because It Is Based On Perception (3/6/2017) -
  • Micro-documentary: How Our Monetary System Works And Fails (2/21/2017) -
  • Is Trump Bad News For Gold After All? (2/6/2017) - Produced and published by Global Gold. “Unexpected” is an understatement when describing the outcome of the US presidential elections. Trump’s win defied all odds, rattled markets and shook social media. Clinton had maintained a steady lead for months in almost every national poll and early voters’ count. The media was confidently pushing this narrative, doubling …
  • Gold Investing In 2016 Justified By Global Paradigm Shifts In Politics And Markets (11/22/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. In the past few months, we witnessed a series of defining moments in our political history, with Britain’s vote to Brexit, (several) terror attacks in France and Germany, up to the recent attempted military coup in Europe’s backyard, Turkey. Ultimately, observers are uncertain about Europe’s political stability and the …
  • Gold Still In A Bull Market. Why Fundamentals Outweigh Short-Term Market Gains. (11/1/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. 2016 is gold’s big bull run. The precious metal rose close to 20% this year, pushed by a summer rally that peaked on July 10th. But then, gold experienced a bumpy ride during the remainder of the summer, as investors were concerned about the Federal Reserve’s decision on the …
  • Love Him Or Hate Him: Trump Is The Revolution Against The Establishment (10/25/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. The 2016 U.S. presidential elections are unprecedented: I don’t believe we have ever witnessed before a campaign year so toxic, so dangerously divisive and ad hominem. Both camps have vilified the opposition and their followers, creating a schism in society. There has been no rational dialogue on the issues …
  • Is It Safe To Travel To Europe? (10/12/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. In recent months, more and more of our clients and friends from overseas are asking us whether it is safe to travel to Europe. These fears are understandable, given the media coverage of the tragic events that occurred this year. The press painted a sinister and truly graphic picture …
  • Fin Tales Ep 002: Claudio Grass – Perfect Black Swan Storm (10/4/2016) -
  • The Undemocratic Nature of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (9/29/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Mounting Resistance Thousands of people recently demonstrated in Brussels against free trade deals  negotiated by the EU. This happened just days before a meeting of EU trade ministers in Bratislava last Friday, which was considered the last push to salvage the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the …
  • Claudio Grass: We See Already So Many Cracks In The System (9/20/2016) - Last week, Claudio Grass, Managing Director at Global Gold Switzerland, was interviewed by Bubba over at Libertytalk.fm. The topics in this fascinating interview range from central banking monetary policies, the refugees crisis, libertarian issues, and political trends. In this article, we highlight 8 questions/answers, and we recommend readers to download the interview (bottom of this article) …
  • Crimea: Digging For The Truth (9/12/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. This summer witnessed a renewed escalation between Russia and Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of sending saboteurs to attack Russian troops, targeting “critical infrastructure”. Kiev denied the allegations and claimed Russia’s “fantasy” was nothing but a false pretense to launch a “new invasion”. But what does …
  • Risks Of Loose Money – Exposing The Link Between Monetary Policy And Social Inequality (8/22/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. It has been almost eight years since former U.S. President George W. Bush warned the world that “ without immediate action by Congress, America could slip into a financial panic and a distressing scenario would unfold.” The government’s response to the crisis was a USD700 billion rescue package that …
  • The Rise of the Right in Europe (8/11/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Since World War II, the political center has maintained its grip on power, enforcing its vision for a fully integrated unified and uniform Europe– that is, until now. The past few years have brought about the rise of a new force in Europe, causing a shift in the continent’s …
  • The Untold History of Black Gold (8/10/2016) - This article appeared in Global Gold’s Clean Slate report (download pdf), produced and published by Global Gold. The Middle East is historically known as a turbulent region with great instability and even greater Western military interventionism. Wars and conflicts in the region have been numerous. But ever since the 2003 war in Iraq, it became clear …
  • The Fabian Society And The Gradual Rise Of Statist Socialism (8/4/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. The Brexit referendum has revealed the existence of a deep polarization in British politics. Apart from the public faces of the opposing campaigns, there were however also undisclosed parties with a vested interest which few people have heard about. And yet, they have been instrumental in transforming Great Britain …
  • Gold Investing In 2016 Justified By Global Paradigm Shifts In Politics And Markets (8/3/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. In the past few months, we witnessed a series of defining moments in our political history, with Britain’s vote to Brexit, (several) terror attacks in France and Germany, up to the recent attempted military coup in Europe’s backyard, Turkey. Ultimately, observers are uncertain about Europe’s political stability and the …
  • Ronald Stoeferle: Central Banks In Lose-Lose Situation (7/26/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Claudio Grass, Global Gold: Ronald, it is a pleasure to have the opportunity to speak with you. We’ve known each other for a very long time, both on a personal and professional level. Because of our central banks, we find our economies today operating on artificial stimulus and negative …
  • End of an Era: The Rise and Fall of the Petrodollar system (7/12/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. The intricate relationship between energy markets and our global financial system, can be traced back to the emergence of the petrodollar system in the 1970s, which was mainly driven by the rise of the United States as an economic and political superpower. For almost twenty years, the U.S. was …
  • Oil Price Dive: Explanations Beyond Supply and Demand (6/30/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. The oil price is considered a benchmark that affects the global energy market, which represents about 7% of world GDP. It is also a determinant factor affecting other commodity markets that have experienced a correlated drop, ever since oil entered its downward spiral. To understand the true scale of …
  • In Gold We Trust 2016: Must Read Report About Our Monetary System, Central Bank Policies And Gold (6/28/2016) - The tenth edition of the In Gold We Trust report is out, and it is a MUST READ, without any doubt. Our close friends Ronald Stoeferle and Mark J. Valek did an excellent job, as they describe how a new bull market in gold is emerging. In a 144-page report full of excellent insights they …
  • Gold-Oil Ratio: Will There Be Trouble Ahead? (6/21/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. “Saudi Arabia killed OPEC and buried it,” a senior OPEC source from a non-Gulf producer was quoted as saying to the press. This statement identifies the key to the havoc we’ve witnessed in oil markets during the last couple of years. WTI crude oil was trading close to USD120 …
  • Will The UK Write History Towards Freedom? (6/16/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. We are one week away from the EU referendum, the moment when the British people will be called upon to make a historic decision – will they vote to “Brexit” or to “Bremain”? Both camps have been going at each other with fierce campaigns to tilt the vote in …
  • Claudio Grass Talks to Godfrey Bloom (6/13/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Before becoming a politician, Godfrey Bloom worked for 35 years in finance and investment management. Discontent with over-regulation of this sector, he entered the world of politics in 2004, as a Member of the European Parliament. Bloom started as a representative for the UK Independence Party until 2013, then …
  • How the United States Exports Its Inflation (6/8/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. The dollar is currently the international measure of value. It has been so since it became the international reserve currency, as a result of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1944, following WWII. This agreement enabled the US to redesign the architecture of the global monetary system on its own …
  • Will The Swiss Guarantee 75,000 CHF For Every Family? (5/24/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. In the beginning of June the Swiss will be called upon to make a historic decision. Switzerland is the first country worldwide to put the idea of an Unconditional Basic Income to a vote and the outcome of this referendum will set a strong precedent and establish a landmark …
  • Ron Paul and Claudio Grass – Liberty Report (5/10/2016) -
  • Ron Paul: What Do The Swiss Know That We Don’t? (5/2/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Claudio Grass was invited to the Liberty Report from Dr. Ron Paul. This article higlights the discussion between both men, which was centered around the decentralized Swiss system, libertarianism, the European Union, and cultural Marxism. Dr. Ron Paul: I’ve always been fascinated with Switzerland: it just has such a …
  • Claudio Grass: Switzerland’s Resistance to the European Union (4/27/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. In this article, Claudio Grass analyzes the weak fundamentals of the European Union, and how Switzerland is opposing the idea of joining it. This article is based on an interview conduced by Wake Up Call Podcast, it highlights several key thoughts in a question/answer format. Question: What reasons are politicians …
  • Gold Once Again Proves To Be The Best Defense Strategy (4/6/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. If you are used to making visits to your bank to make your credit card payments, you may find this no longer an option in the future. Some banks are no longer accepting (or limiting their acceptance) of cash deposits. The war on cash forges on. Paper money, that …
  • Men Against the Establishment (3/31/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Very recently, the Swiss National Council voted to withdraw the country’s dormant application to join the European Union (EU). A clear majority of Swiss voters are not interested in joining the EU. And no democratically sanctioned application was ever submitted. However, it has been “in the drawer” for quite …
  • Fractional Reserve Banking is a Fraud – Claudio Grass Interviewed (3/21/2016) - Bloomberg has numerous offices around the world, many of which appear to have quite an independent streak, at least that is our impression. Readers who occasionally watch clips from Bloomberg’s Asia Edition are probably aware of this. One can often see in-depth interviews there with people who espouse views far from the mainstream and who …
  • Bloomberg TV Bulgaria: Franctional Reserve Banking Is A Fraud (3/12/2016) - The Swiss “Vollgeld” Initiative Revisited Bloomberg has numerous offices around the world, many of which appear to have quite an independent streak, at least that is our impression. Readers who occasionally watch clips from Bloomberg’s Asia Edition are probably aware of this. One can often see in-depth interviews there with people who espouse views far …
  • Thomas DiLorenzo on the Economy, the War on Cash, Political Correctness and the Election (3/3/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Claudio Grass Interviews Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo Claudio Grass, Managing Director at Global Gold Switzerland, talks to libertarian Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo, an American economist and representative of the Austrian School of Economics, well known for his fierce libertarian approach in criticizing government intervention. This exclusive interview covers central bank monetary …
  • Radical Decentralization Ensures Sovereignty of the People (2/25/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Our readers probably realize by now what a proud Swiss fellow I am, and how I take every possible opportunity to argue that Switzerland represents a role model for achieving radical decentralization and respect for civil liberties. When municipalities, cities or smaller states are in competition with each other, …
  • The World is Red (2/22/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Markets have corrected substantially since the beginning of the year as most of the gains of the past two years have been erased. According to Bloomberg, 40 out of the largest 63 markets have dropped over 20%. The image below shows the performance of markets word-wide since their most recent …
  • Paris Attacks Legitimize a New Wave of Counter-Terrorism and Emergency Laws (1/22/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. The tragic Paris attacks are leading me to raise questions once again, since it is the second time that France has topped the news headlines this year. I believe that followers of Global Gold’s Outlook Report are by now aware that I am a big fan of historícal research. I tend …
  • Switzerland Publicly Questions Fractional Reserve Banking System (1/12/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. In this interview with mises.org, Claudio Grass helps explain the recent Swiss referendum to end the fractional reserve lending. The referendum known as the “Vollgeld Initiative” would require banks to hold 100% reserves against their deposits. In other words, commercial banks woud become ‘money warehouses’, holding physical and electronic …
  • Professor Fekete About Gold And The Debt Society (1/10/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. GLOBAL GOLD: “Prof. Fekete, it is a pleasure to have this opportunity to talk to you. You are a fierce critic of the current monetary system and a strong proponent of the gold standard, particularly the variety that combines with the Real Bills Doctrine (RBD) of Adam Smith which we …
  • Mises Weekends – The Swiss Vote on Fractional Reserve Banking (1/8/2016) -
  • Liberland: Claudio Grass Interviews Vít Jedlička (1/7/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Vít Jedlička is a Czech politician, publicist and activist. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Economics, Prague in 2009 and his Master’s degree from CEVRO Institut in 2014. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Free Citizens Party, where he was elected the first …
  • Six Signs That 2016 Will Be Much Worse Than 2015 (1/3/2016) - Produced and published by Global Gold. In the course of 2015 we have witnessed several events that had, and will have, negative repercussions on individual freedom. Orwellian totalitarianism is increasingly creeping into our everyday lives. How much more intrusive will the violations of our liberties become and for how long will the establishment get away …
  • Was Charlie Hebdo a “Convenient” Incident for Policymakers? (6/3/2015) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Many Questions On the 7th of January two gunmen attacked the office of Charlie Hebdo, a French weekly magazine. The shooters were two brothers who belonged to the Yemeni branch of the Islamist terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. The attack resulted in 11 casualties and many injured, while the shooters were …
  • Switzerland is the Ultimate Safe Haven for Liberty and Wealth (5/20/2015) - Produced and published by Global Gold. At Global Gold, I am often asked what we would do if, for example, the US were to come out with a confiscation order. My reply is: We would do nothing whatsoever! Why? Quite simply, because no one in Switzerland has the political power to execute such an order! Even if …
  • The Beauty of Deflation (2/10/2015) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Deflation Paranoia The euro zone’s consumer price inflation rate declined below 1% in early 2014, getting closer to zero during 2014, nowhere near the ambitious 2% benchmark set by central banks. A further small downward adjustment in the inflation rate has put it into negative territory, so harmonized euro …
  • Claudio Grass talks to Václav Klaus – Our Freedom Is Endangered (2/3/2015) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Liberty … … is a fundamental human right; it is the cornerstone of our existence. But liberty is under attack from all directions, whether through higher state control or individuals themselves. Liberty is in search for its protector. We were given the opportunity to talk to a vanguard of …
  • Claudio Grass on RT (1/23/2015) -
  • Claudio Grass talks to Dr. Ron Paul (11/14/2014) - Produced and published by Global Gold. Last month, Global Gold’s Claudio Grass met with Dr. Ron Paul in Lake Jackson, Texas at the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. Here we show you how their discussion unfolded. (Photo via Claudio Grass)   Global Gold: Dr. Paul, thank you very much for taking the time …
  • Jeff Deist and Claudio Grass: The Upcoming Swiss Gold Referendum (10/10/2014) -
  • Casey Research: The Fiat Money System Is Completely Nuts (3/21/2014) - The Fiat Money System Is Completely Nuts – Claudio Grass Interview with Andy Duncan