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Silver at 4-Year Low, Excellent Time to Protect Your Current Wealth

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

The stock market has been on a meteoric rise over the last year or so, while precious metals have been on a downhill slope. This occurs because the market becomes comfortable, and quite frankly, greedy, as stocks continue to rise while interest rates remain at or near zero. Gold and silver stocks are mostly considered to be a long-term investment, and are relatively safe, but the allure of fast money compels investors to abandon the precious metals ship and climb aboard the risky, manipulated train of paper stocks.

It is a simple, inverse equation – stocks go up, metals go down. Stocks go down, metals go up. Do you believe that the current stock market gravy train will sustain itself? Or should we take steps to mitigate a massive market change and invest while metals are at their lowest levels in nearly half a decade?



The US economy is dead. The Fed has known this for a long time, but pumped it up to where it is now to draw in all the greater fools, the so-called big investors who have made money like honey from QE and ZIRP.


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JM Bullion Offers 1oz Silver Bullet in .999 Fine Silver; .45 Caliber

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Economic News

Kevin Hayden –

Source: JM Bullion

The NTR 1 oz Silver Bullet is a popular silver collectible. Texas-based mint NTR is renowned throughout the precious metals industry. They’ve designed their 1 oz, .999 fine Silver Bullet nearly identical to the 1904 cartridges designed by John Browning for his Colt semi-automatic .45 pistol. Browning, of course, designed various guns, mechanisms, and types of ammunition for the military, as well as civilian markets. The bullets are a nostalgic symbol of this classic era in gun manufacturing. As such, they make an excellent gift for a gun or weapons collector, as well as an excellent investment in silver bullion.

We ship each NTR 1 oz Silver Bullet in brand new condition. All of our silver bullion shipments are mailed fully insured for added protection for our customers. Find them at JM Bullion ->

Hayden’s Note & Full Disclosure:

JM Bullion is a paid sponsor of Truth is, but as evidenced by the included receipt image, I regularly purchase precious metals from JM Bullion, including several of the 1 oz Silver Bullets just today.


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Stock Market Tumbles 1,000 Points: Hayden’s Note on Tangible Goods

Posted on Feb 03, 2014 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Michael Snyder

The Dow has fallen more than 1,000 points from the peak of the Market

That didn’t take long. On Monday, the Dow was down another 326 points. Overall, the Dow has now fallen more than 1,000 points from the peak of the market (16,588.25) back in late December. This is the first time that we have seen the Dow drop below its 200-day moving average in more than a year, and there are many that believe that this is just the beginning of a major stock market decline.

Hayden’s Note:

As noted previously, and repeatedly, I believe that tangible goods are the most secure way of protecting your wealth. Whether talking of precious metals, or farmland, or quality implements, tools, firearms, or otherwise, tangible goods – those things that you can put in your hand and use – are of utmost importance in this age of economic uncertainty.

While I applaud the Bitcoin crowd, and even partake in it myself to a small degree, Federal Reserve notes, digital currency, bonds, bank notes, and stock market investments, otherwise known as “paper investments”, hold up very poorly unless you live your life in front of several computer screens, monitoring events in real-time, and work as a day trader.


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Gold Manipulation & the Approaching Perfect Storm

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 in Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Zero Hedge

Due to western central bank price manipulation, the mining sector is in critical condition, the supply line is all but halted, and the physical supply is being swallowed up by Asia.

The last shoe to drop is for major mining companies to start closing down production at major mines. Though this would be perceived as the end for gold, speculators will be happy to know that this would be the beginning of the biggest Fed-induced bubble in history!

But unlike previous Fed bubbles, where they support the price increase, the gold bubble will be a result of western central planners mismanaging the gold price for the past 3 decades and finally losing control. As Peak Resources explains in the brief clip, the perfect storm is coming for gold…

Via Peak Resources:

Friday October 11th, gold trading was shut down for 10 seconds according to the CME.

Why? Because someone sold 2 million ounces of gold at one time. Who does this? Who sells nearly 2 and half percent of annual gold production in a single minute?...

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Better Than Gold: Ceramic Water Filters as Tangible Barter Items

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Russ Michaud, Owner of Homespun EnvironmentalTruth Sponsor

Times sure are looking uncertain; families are getting tossed from their homes due to foreclosures, communities are breaking down and decaying as the middle class is destroyed (and subsequent shrinkage in the tax revenues force ever deeper cutbacks in government services), schools and post offices are closing; the list goes on and on.   It gets depressing thinking about how far we’ve fallen in such a short time.

All the while, our “Red” and “Blue” politicians fiddle in Washington and work harder to smear the other party so they can get re-elected, rather than try to fix the plight of the people they are supposed to be representing.

It is no wonder that many folks are taking matters into their own hands and preparing for some kind of change.   Hopefully, for the better, but the process of change will almost certainly be rough.  The powers engorging themselves on the status quo will resist strongly and perhaps even forcibly, prompting even greater resistance from the masses.  The American Revolution wasn’t exactly peaceful either....

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Barter Economy: 50g Gold and Silver CombiBar Can Snap into 1g Micro Bars

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

Valcambi sa, an international gold refiner and bar manufacturer based in Switzerland, has debuted their new CombiBar, a .999 gold or silver, credit card sized “bar” that can be broken into 1 gram increments for smaller transactions.


For those who invest in precious metals as a form of barter or alternative currency, the traditionally higher premiums on small gold bars are cost-prohibitive to many buyers, making silver much more attractive due to its lower cost per ounce and ease of use in transactions.

Gold is typically reserved for larger purchases or as a store of wealth, until now.  The CombiBar allows an investor to purchase 50 gram or 100 gram “bars” that can snap apart into individual, smaller “bars” or sheets.  The cards are available in .999 silver, palladium, and platinum!

It should be noted that like all precious metal purchases, there is a premium, and according to my figures, the CombiBar runs approximately 15-25% higher than spot price, depending on what precious metal you purchase.

Typical bullion prices only command a 5-10% premium, so it boils down to, “Are you willing to spend a bit more now for easier use in the future?...

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Get Out of the Dollar and Into Tangibles

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 in Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival

Kevin Hayden –

Every so often, I get an email asking where I would invest my money or why I talk so much about putting my money into tangible goods rather than the stock market or traditional CDs.  From my standpoint, tangibles endure the test of time far better than a fiat paper currency such as the US Dollar.  A fiat currency has value only because of government fiat – or declaration.   And since it is tied to the whims of governing politicians and bankers, it risks inflation, meaning that you will need to shell out more and more dollar bills for the same old product year after year.  Look at the price of gasoline, as an example.  Prices inflate because the dollar is losing it’s fiat value – the Federal Reserve is stretching it too thin by creating more money in circulation with repeated rounds of “quantitative easing.”

See also: Death of the US Dollar Hegemony: Military Intervention, Oil Sales, and the Inevitable Collapse

So what are tangibles, you ask?  Well, that’s a broad term used to describe many things that are physical; something you can either hold in your hand or touch and is worth something. ...

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Russia Doubles Gold Holdings: Hayden’s Note on the SDR, Precious Metals, and Money

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

While the Federal Reserve Chairman continues telling us that gold is an antiquated investment, or that it simply is not money, top shelf power players continue dumping truckloads of worthless paper currency into the precious metal.  If you’re not very well versed in the commodities or metals markets, there is really only one reason to do this: to hedge against future problems or price changes.

Even though the illustrious Ben Bernanke says that gold isn’t money, it can be bartered, traded, and exchanged for anything you desire, anywhere in the world, and if we were to experience a catastrophic event, such as a grid-down situation, or even widespread social unrest, there is no way for the metals market or mining companies to keep up with demand. If the event were truly bad enough, the thinly veiled circus act known as the Federal Reserve would come crashing down, as well, and society would require some medium of exchange.

Furthermore, back in the 1930’s, once the US Government barred private holdings of gold bullion, it was far easier to circulate the Federal Reserve notes we currently use.  ...

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Peter Schiff on Precious Metals: The Time to Buy Cheap Will Soon Be Gone

Posted on Aug 26, 2012 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

Source: SHTF Plan by Mac Slavo

With the Congressional Budget Office reporting that the United States will soon fall off the fiscal cliff unless the government takes immediate action, the Federal Reserve weighing another round of heavy-hitting monetary expansion, and the Republican Party now apparently jumping on board the gold standard train, the stars for precious metals seem to be in alignment. So says Peter Schiff, CEO of Europacific Precious Metals.

Having been ahead of gold’s massive upward move years before the bursting of the real estate bubble and crash of 2008, Schiff says there has been a “major development in precious metals,” and if you don’t have any gold or silver yet, this may be your last chance before they head to new record highs.

All summer long I have been forecasting that the prices of both gold and silver would break out. I have been urging clients not to wait until the breakout occurred, but to buy in anticipation of that breakout while prices were lower.

I think that opportunity has now passed. But we still have an opportunity to buy now, while the breakout is still early in its process.


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Iran and the Petro Dollar: “Gold is Money”

Posted on Mar 25, 2012 in Economic News, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Casey Research by Louis James

Economic crises signal that the current system isn’t working as expected and needs improvement. When it comes to monetary systems, questioning their fundamentals can lead to doubts about whether the preferred medium of exchange will continue to be preferred for long. The large-scale whirlwind of economic trouble around the globe has pushed some to rethink the role of gold in the economy – and to actually move toward bringing it back.

A month ago, a rumor that India is going to pay in gold for oil imported from sanction-struck Iran sent shockwaves through the markets. It was no small deal, both in principle and volume: India is one of Iran’s largest oil buyers, responsible for about 22 percent of total exports and worth about US$12 billion per year. China is next with 13 percent, and Japan is third with about ten. All of them are having a hard time dealing with Iranian oil imports, as the country is under sanctions caused by Western fears regarding its nuclear program.

Then an Israeli news site claimed exclusive knowledge of a possible workaround between India and Iran: settling the purchases in gold....

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Leading Headlines – Fast and Furious Files Missing, TSA, #Occupy, and the SEC

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 in Global & National News
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Gaddafi’s Gold-Money Plan Would Have Killed the US Dollar

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers, Global & National News

Kevin Hayden –

Source: New American, Hayden’s Note near end

It remains unclear exactly why or how the Gadhafi regime went from “a model” and an “important ally” to the next target for regime change in a period of just a few years. But after claims of “genocide” as the justification for NATO intervention were disputed by experts, several other theories have been floated.

Oil, of course, has been mentioned frequently — Libya is Africa‘s largest oil producer. But one possible reason in particular for Gadhafi’s fall from grace has gained significant traction among analysts and segments of the non-Western mediacentral banking and the global monetary system.

According to more than a few observers, Gadhafi’s plan to quit selling Libyan oil in U.S. dollars — demanding payment instead in gold-backed “dinars” (a single African currency made from gold) — was the real cause. The regime, sitting on massive amounts of gold, estimated at close to 150 tons, was also pushing other African and Middle Eastern governments to follow suit.

Hayden’s Note:

Saddam did the same thing… Invaded and hanged.  ...

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Lamestream Media: Gold is Backed by Nothing, Unlike the US Dollar, Which is Backed by Government

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

Source: YouTube & SHTF Plan

I have no words to express the sheer lunacy of the following report:

There’s something else happening here. Some investors are not confident with what gold is backed by, or if it’s backed by anything at all, as compared to something like the US dollar. Investors are comfortable that the U.S. dollar is backed by the American government, so no matter what is happening to the American economy, something like the U.S. dollar is backed by the Federal Reserve …that’s going to be around a year from now. That’s a much more comfortable investment for them.


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London Gold Exchange Closes its Doors

Posted on Sep 26, 2011 in Economic News

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Activist Post

It seems that the scandalous financial world has claimed another high-profile casualty: the London Gold Exchange.  An announcement was made on their website claiming, “Due to operational difficulties the London Gold Exchange is permanently closed for business.”

Founded in 2002, their official business was trading digital currencies like c-goldLiberty ReservePecunix and v-money.

No further explanation was given for the “operational difficulties,” nor has there been any indication as to if and how their 100,000 members will be affected.

Hayden’s Note:

First off, don’t assume that this was some massive company or stock exchange-like corporation.  They chose a fancy, official sounding company name (remind you of the Federal Reserve?) but were in reality, a small company that was not an exchange nor did they trade gold – they “traded” digital currencies that other corporations created.  If you understand the derivatives and fiat money ponzi scheme, this company would simply be another tier of the pyramid.  They made profit from the trading of (make-believe) digital currencies based upon the fiat Dollar price of gold which is manipulated by other, larger banks and exchanges.  ...

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Gold: Knocking on Record’s Door

Posted on Sep 05, 2011 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Zero Hedge

When it comes to gold, one can now officially skip the foreplay.

Gold has proceeded to rise to within nickels of the all time high, with spot trading over $1910 at last check.  Since Europe is about to open shortly, and since the free fall in risk will resume now that virtually every rhetorical gimmick has been used and abused ad inf, it appears that absent the CME doing away with margin requirements altogether, we will see $2,000 spot within hours.


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