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Posts by Jeff Berwick

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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World’s First Bitcoin ATM Is Announced – First Location: Cyprus

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

While European politicos negotiate in Brussels, deciding the fate of other people's money in Cyprus, the free market has already moved in to help Cypriots get access to their money via other means…

Banks have been closed for the last week in Cyprus and if they do re-open on Tuesday, it has now been announced that daily withdrawal limits at ATMs will be 100 euros per day.  

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The Weekend Vigilante March 23, 2013

Hello from Georgetown, Guyana,

No, it's not in Africa. Don't feel bad though, I didn't really know where Guyana was either.  But if you are looking to go to a place that is almost completely untapped for profitable potential, put Guyana on your list of places to consider.

It's a tiny country in the northeast of South America with an even tinier population of 750,000… but incredibly rich in natural resources and opportunity overlooked by almost everybody (hint: go where no one else is going). The amount of business opportunities is staggering. As with many such tiny countries like this you can very easily and quickly be in the conversation with all the most influential people.

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