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Facebook friends could change your credit score

Facebook

Choose your Facebook friends wisely; they could help you get approved or rejected for a loan. A handful of tech startups are using social data to determine the risk of lending to people who have a difficult time accessing credit. Traditional lenders rely heavily on credit scores like FICO, which …

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Now the Swiss want their gold back…all 1040 tons of it!!

Swiss gold

With last week’s announcement by the Bundesbank of the repatriation of 674 tons of German gold from Paris and NY over the next 7 years, we predicted that an avalanche of gold repatriation requests would soon be made to the BOE and the NYFed. It appears that Switzerland may be next …

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Aristotle and the definition of money

Aristotle

There are countless tips on how to make money. This article is not about that. Rather, we examine the definition of money, what makes good money, and how some bad monies stay bad while others have become acceptable through new ideas and technology. In the end we will talk about …

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They’re coming for your money

Pockets empty

Nearly all of us grew up thinking that we registered ourselves to prove that we were safe and responsible. We advertised our services as “registered” or “licensed,” and we never thought about it beyond that point. After all, that was the way things were done, and we knew that it …

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Bank run fears in Bulgaria

Dozens of depositors have withdrawn savings from Bulgaria’s third biggest bank despite assurances from the government and the European Union that their money was safe after a similar run shut down another major lender last week. Bulgarian authorities have arrested four people suspected of trying to destabilise the banking system in a concerted …

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Russia buys 900,000 ounces of gold worth $1.17 billion in April

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The Russian central bank has again increased its gold reserves by another 900,000 ounces worth $1.17 billion in April. Russia’s gold reserves rose to 34.4 million troy ounces in April, from 33.5 million troy ounces in March, the Russian central bank announced on its website yesterday. The value of its …

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Chinese rush: 10,000 people waiting in line to buy gold

China gold rush

Sometimes one must see to believe, in this case believe just how massive the raw demand for the shiny, barbarous relic is in China during times of relative monetary stability (in this case the Dragon Boat Festival). Now assume runaway inflation as we saw in 2011 China, which may be …

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Iran sentences 4 bankers to death in the nation’s biggest fraud case

Hang The Bankers

Iran’s judiciary system recently worked through the biggest banking fraud case in the nation’s history. According to The New York Times, the outcome of the case was made official on Monday. Results were dramatic to say the least. Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei told reporters that four people had been officially sentenced …

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Currency wars: Venezuela devalues its currency by 46%

Venezuela Bolivar

While the rest of the developed world is scrambling here and there, politely prodding its central bankers to destroy their relative currencies, all the while naming said devaluation assorted names, “quantitative easing” being the most popular, here comes Venezuela and shows the banana republics of the developed world what lobbing …

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The super-rich are putting their money into this asset

Rich

The super-rich are looking to protect their wealth through buying record numbers of “Italian job” style gold bars, according to bullion experts. The number of 12.5kg gold bars being bought by wealthy customers has increased 243pc so far this year, when compared to the same period last year, said Rob …

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The ‘War on Cash’ has begun

War on cash

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Forget the ‘war on terror’ or even the ‘war on drugs’. There is a new war in town: The ‘war on cash’. JP Morgan Chase recently informed some of its customers that cash can no longer be stored in their safety deposit boxes. In …

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5 Ways to Save Money and Boost Your Savings

We’ve all been through tough times where we find it hard to scrape by. In today’s economy, it can be a serious struggle to pay bills, make rent, save for retirement, and set aside a nest egg for a rainy day. Although there are several reasons why it’s harder for …

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Switzerland to vote on banning banks from creating money

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Switzerland will hold a referendum to decide whether to ban commercial banks from creating money. The Swiss federal government confirmed on Thursday that it would hold the plebiscite, after more than 110,000 people signed a petition calling for the central bank to be given sole power to create money in the …

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2 Simple Ways to Make Money Work for You

Those who say that money is not important can’t be telling the entire story. It’s true that there are studies that say that relationships are far more valuable. However, you have to realize that our needs are ordered in a hierarchy. Before we become aware of the need to be …

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The future of money?

With Christmas coming, sales of chocolate gold coins have no doubt soared as parents get ready to fill their little ones’ stockings with edible treasure. But wealthy individuals worried about what the New Year could bring are instead stocking up on gold chocolate bars. Swiss refinery Valcambi has been selling …

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5 Celebrities Investing Their Time And Money Into Bitcoin

Bitcoin, blockchain, ICOs – these are all terms that a lot of us have come across at this point but very few truly know the actual reach and potential of. While these coins can feel like nothing more than a trend that will ‘go away’ in the near future, the …

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Consistently making money at the casino; how do they do it?

Doesn’t it seem ridiculous sometimes? How they keep winning and winning without barely even conceding a game. It almost seems like they have foolproof strategies that lead to guaranteed profit. That’s not the case, however, they simply play it smart and minimalize the chances of losing big money. There is …

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