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Posts by Jeff Berwick

The Weekend Vigilante April 27, 2013

Hello from Acapulco Bay,

Does it feel like things are moving very fast?  I don't mean outside your front door, but in the grand scheme of things on this space rock.  I sense that things have gone into warp drive.

Something seems to be afoot.  Perhaps I feel something like the birds and dogs who seem to sense an earthquake coming.  Do you ever spend an entire day and everyone seems negative?  And other days, everyone seems to be in a great mood.  Is it you or is it them?

I still haven't figured that one out.

But what I have figured out is there is more than what we can just touch and feel.  I just call it "energy" for lack of a better word.

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The Weekend Vigilante April 20, 2013

Hello and Happy "4/20" from inside the empire in New York City,

It certainly has been an interesting time to be in the USSA this week.  I normally can watch events like the Boston Marathon bombings while comfortably on my patio in a place like Acapulco, Mexico or Santiago, Chile. I can rest easy in these places with the knowledge that there is little chance that whatever craziness happens in the US won't soon be at my front door.

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The Big Picture (from TDV’s April Issue)

[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

The April monthly issue of TDV comes at a most convenient time this month. The Big Picture is meant to be my monthly overview of where we are at with The End Of The Monetary System As We Know It (TEOTMSAWKI) and all the symptoms of TEOTMSAWKI that are affecting the world.

And there have been plenty of symptoms in the last week most specifically in gold and Bitcoin. Here is The Dollar Vigilante take on how TEOTMSAWKI is affecting the precious metals and Bitcoin market.

GOLD AND SILVER

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The Weekend Vigilante April 13, 2013

Hello from Acapulco Bay,

I have to set off again tomorrow to one of the least free places on Earth: The City of New York… so I am trying to enjoy my final hours here smoking at the beach bar Mangos before I go and get told where I can do something (apparently, now, no smoking closer than 30 feet to any building… we wouldn't want the building to be subject to second hand smoke, after all!) and what I can and can't do and between what hours.  

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Silver Premiums, Demand & Shortages

[Editor’s Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

Back in 2008, silver fell from over $20 per ounce down to below $10. This was a stomach-turning experience for those who had begun investing heavily in the metal.

I heard reports of bullion dealers in the US who simply were not selling Monster Boxes of Silver Eagles. Physical metal was hard to find in spite of the price collapse.

That nadir didn't last for long as silver obviously rebounded magnificently, teasing its old psychological record of $50 an ounce. Realistically, it took some time for silver to crescendo amid increased demand arisen from The End Of The Monetary System As We Know It (TEOTMSAWKI).

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