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May 30, 2012

Latest Release from Martin Armstrong dated May 29, 2012

Filed under: Economic Confidence Model Cycle, Martin Armstrong, Precious metals, Tangible Assets — Tags: — totallygroovygirlfriday @ 11:08 am

Click here for Martin Armstrong’s latest release entitled Are Commodities Preparing for a Major Rally? dated May 29, 2012 (8 pages).

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  1. Martin opens up a bit … I liked this one (be sure to read it for yourself). A few outtakes …

    1) “I have been warning that contrary to the doom and gloom forecasts out there that call for the collapse of the dollar and the rise of gold right now, this is not a scenario that is quite reading for prime time.” – He still calls for a crash in 2015.

    2) “Others call for the hyperinflation of the dollar. They utterly fail to understand that hyperinflation takes place ONLY in a peripheral economy and cannot take place within the core economy. Everything would collapse long before hyperinflation would unfold.” – No hyperinflation. That’s good for the world!

    3) THE KEY TO IT ALL … “Now we face 31.4 years from the Plaza Accord in the 2015-2016 time frame. That is when we will see the Sovereign Debt Crisis start to unravel.” – His Pi cycle is amazing. It has to be built in to our natural beings… quite interesting.

    4) For anyone even interested in biblical prophesy read the following … “Nevertheless, the government won. They need no longer convince the majority about what is money. They want direct deposit and eliminate even paper dollars so they are sure to get every penny of taxes they demand. It is not gold they seek to eliminate, but even paper dollars! They want ALL money to be electronic and that will in their mind result in 100% tax collection.” – The government will be able to monitor the buying and selling of EVERYTHING! I still think we are decades away from that happening, but I’ll see it in my lifetime.

    5) And it’s all about staying in power … “Every sumptuary law being introduced is designed to eliminate the Constitution and civil rights. They want the kill switch on the internet to prevent the youth from organizing any resistance. Why do you think they want to indefinitely detain American citizens without lawyers or any right to a court hearing?” – Yes, go find another place to live outside of the US … but its coming everywhere!

    6) “Consequently, what we are looking at is a wholesale advance in the commodity sector and this implies a very broad based decline in the currency purchasing power rather than a single isolated capital concentration.” – commodities going higher! Buy wheat futures!!!

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    I’d like to see a lot of comments on this report. This is one of the very few Armstrong reports that say A LOT in only 8 pages of reading. Thoughts? comments? What are you going to do next???

    Comment by MikePhila — May 30, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

  2. Good comments.

    gg

    Comment by totallygroovygirlfriday — May 30, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

  3. Does Martin Armstrong even know what the concept of FreeGold is?

    Having read this and prior articles by Armstrong I come away with the feeling that he seems to equate a Gold Standard with a fixed exchange rate (i.e. fiat exchanged to metal at a fixed price). That’s antiquated thinking. Most modern thinking about Gold is that it CAN’T be pinned to a fixed exchange rate in order to work. And please …. don’t even bring up the idea of actual using Gold coins exclusively with no use at all of digital exchange. In an age of computers and networks there’s a capability of digital exchange to work in parallel to physical exchange. In fact, there is already a workable model (e.g. Goldmoney.com ).

    As for the FreeGold concept, from my understanding of reading FOFOA (granted, he’s opaque) is that Gold should be the store of value and “money” (whatever form it takes) the unit of everyday transactions. What we have now is Government declared war against Precious Metals via naked shorting in the futures markets and legal tender laws. I believe the FreeGold concept calls for an end to this, NOT the reintroduction of a fixed Fiat-to-Gold Exchange standard. A message to all out there you wish to converse about the pros and cons of PM standards. Educate yourself first about current thinking in this subject BEFORE you open your mouth and embarrass yourself.

    Finally, while I concur with Armstrong that the western governments would have to be dragged kicking and screaming back to a money standard they can’t readily inflate, the BRICs and Iran might just force the issue and pull off a coup against the US petroDollar. The BRICs don’t even need to Gold back a new currency scheme 100 percent for it to supplant the dollar, even 10% might be enough.

    Comment by Burney — May 30, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

  4. Burney,

    I think that Martin is looking at this from an international currency perspective. I also don’t think he takes into consideration that there are multiple currency and trading systems being used today globally via the internet. Either he doesn’t think this is large enough to have an impact now or in the future (which is possible) or he doesn’t understand them completely. It is gg’s opinion that as the currency (of whatever country) erodes, people will go to the e-currency of their choice, e-barter systems, and local black markets of barter, coins and cash.

    I am also concerned that Martin has not mentioned much, if anything, about how the USdollar is impacted by the global oil trade.

    gg

    Comment by totallygroovygirlfriday — May 30, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

  5. This was one of Martin’s best reports IMO.

    MikePhilia asked, “What are you going to do next?”

    After reading that, I honestly have no idea. My best answer is to continue preparing for what I think many of us know is coming but continue to live each day with a (hopefully optimistic) wait and see attitude. We are being taxed to death and even local governments are coming up with every way possible way (New Parking Meter Sensors Put An End To Parking On Previous Driver’s Dime) to collect revenue. Warren Pollock asked the question long ago, “How does someone who makes minimum wage pay for a $400 ticket issued for a red light violation?”

    I read this report as a wake-up call to our youth: his mentioning that peaceful protestors will be found to violate laws thus killing their lawful right to protest is possibly nonchalantly stating that we MUST find other ways and do so quickly. Again, Warren Pollock’s methods are, IMO, the most likely to work without resorting to violence: STARVE THE BEAST!

    Comment by soleirolia — May 30, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

  6. And get thrown in jail and have all of yournpossessions confiscated… They won’t go down without a brawl.

    Comment by MikePhila — May 31, 2012 @ 9:22 am


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