Precious Metals Investing, China Cracks, & the Stock Market (Video)

Precious Metals Investing and China Cracks from Ted Sudol

China has often been touted in the news as an ecomomic powerhouse whose growth rate is a beacon in the world. On Ted Sudol and Paul Mladjenovic, author of Precious Metals Investing for Dummies, discuss some of the stories about China's growth that might put a damper on those expectations. In a worldwide landscape of often dismal country growth rates and currency problems China was often touted as a savior and salvation whose strength would help pull the rest of the world up. But some of the stories coming out of China show some cracks in that shiny story. We read stories about entire cities that have been built in China with no people living in them. We've read stories about shopping malls built and completed - except for one thing that is missing - shoppers. In the program I saw they had one lonely guard patrolling this brand new, empty mall that looked like a ghost town. What does this mean for the stock market in this country? What does it mean for the precious metals investing? We know that China is busy buying and stockpiling gold. Do they know something the financial wizards of Wall Street don't?

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David Morgan: Living in a Rigged Game

I know it is frustrating understanding all of the reasons why the precious metals like gold and silver should be a lot higher in the markets and seeing the prices languish. We've had several videos here discussing manipulation in the precious metals markets. It's easy to get frustrated when a large player like the large banks rig the market so they can profit at the expense of the rest of us. Ten of the largest banks are being investigated by the Department of Justice for possible rigging in the precious metals markets. Read the story in Reuters by clicking here 10 of the largest banks are under investigation by the Department of Justice for possible rigging of the precious metals. For many years Ted Butler and GATA seemed to be the lone voices sounding the alarm. Read the Wall Street Journal story reporting this investigation of possible rigging of the precious metals markets by clicking on this link Wall Street Journal . So these rigging schemes may be coming to an end. We'll see.

David Morgan has an interesting take on rigging in the precious metals markets. He says we are living in a rigged game. You shouldn't burn yourself out getting mad and you shouldn't be blase about it. You should be aware and when it presents an opportunity take advantage. So while some people are wringing their hands about the low price of precious metals others are taking advantage of these bargain prices to snap up Silver Eagles, Canadian Maple Leaves, rounds, bars and junk silver, etc. They are taking advantage of the low prices to buy physical precious metals. The enduring value of precious metals is something I believe will allow you to build up a store of wealth whose value can't evaporate like a fiat currency or financial derivative with counter party risk.

Dow Boom or Bust – Who Do You Trust?

Investing today can be very confusing. You have some financial pundits screaming that the Dow is going to soar to 31,000 you have to hop on the band wagon right now. The opportunity will evaporate with the rising sun. You have other pundits who are equally loud saying that the Dow is going to crash to 6,000. Who do you trust? Here at Ted Sudol and Paul Mladjenovic offer some reasoned advice and commentary.

If you want to look at the Dow Jones Industrial Average you can choose hundreds of sites - just google it. However most of those sites will have their own individual commentary.

If you want to just look at the Dow Jones Industrial average chart go to:

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There is very insightful book entitled Thinking, Fast and Slow which discusses what the research tells us about how we believe we come to a conclusion versus how we actually come to conclusions. They did a study in which one group of stock investors had access to the latest information on the news, internet, radio, etc. about the stock market and world events. The investors in the first group used all of that information to come to their investing decisions. For the second investing group in the study the only information they had to go on to base their investing decisions on was price. Like me you probably thought naturally the group that had the access to more information performed better in their investment decisions. I was certainly mistaken. The group that had access to only price data performed better in their investment decisions. Why - it just didn't seem right! What the researchers found is that too much incoming data proved to be too much "noise" that distracted investors from what was really important - price

The second interesting finding was the correlation (or lack of it) between how sure the financial pundits were about their own prognostications and how accurate they were. Turned out that the more sure they were in their own judgement and the louder they proclaimed it the less likely they were to be correct.

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Trying to Sell 1 Ounce Gold Coin for $25 ( It’s Worth approx. $1600)

Would you believe trying to sell a 1 ounce gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin for $25 and there were no takers? In this video Mark is trying to sell a $50 face value gold Canadian Maple Leaf for $25. He is trying to sell it to random members of the public right in front of a coin shop and offered to go in with the prospective purchaser so they could confirm it is genuine.

INCREDIBLY THERE WERE NO TAKERS! This just points out how incredibly unknowledgeable most of the public are about the value of precious metals. When Mark asked the people why they were turning him down on a deal that would allow them to buy a $50 face value 1 ounce gold coin for $25 and walk into the coin shop and sell it for a profit they had no good reason for turning him down. They were just not interested. Not one of the people he approached had a clue as to the real value or certainly they would have jumped at the offer!

I'm sure if you asked them about the price of the latest electronic gadget from Apple, the latest cell phone plan, a piece of meat at the grocery store, the cost of a dvd, the cost of a video rental, etc. the average person would know the price to almost the penny. If they were on a game show program like Deal Or No Deal they would have a conception of value of almost anything to guide them. If you asked the average person about the value of the dollar bill, ten dollar bill, or twenty dollar bill in their wallet I'm sure they would have some concept and appreciation for the value that these pieces of fiat currency have. If you told them that the dollar bill in their hand was only worth 4 percent of what it was worth in 1910 they wouldn't have believed you. The belief and confidence they have in the dollar would have blinded them. But when it comes to a conception of the value of a one ounce gold coin most people have no clue.

It really is a question of confidence. As long as people have confidence in the fiat currency they hold in their hand the dollar will rise and the precious metals will languish because governments and central banks are able to rig the system almost at will to achieve their ends.

But as citizens have found throughout time the confidence in a fiat currency can evaporate quickly and the value of the dollar the people held in their hand yesterday is now worth-less today. If you told the average person on the street that there have been many Currency Collapses throughout time they wouldn't have believed you.

What do you feel is needed to change the perception of people about the value of the precious metals. What suggestions do you have?

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Currency Collapse Currency collapse is by far the most common form of collapse. Throughout history there have been thousands of currency collapses in monetary systems based on paper currencies. Paper currencies are often referred to as "fiat currencies" because they derive their value from a government or a law. Investing in precious metals is one of the "commodity currencies since the value is based in a very real commodity that has value. Sometimes the term "commodity currency" is also applied when a currency's value largely depends on a country's export such as oil or agricultural products. But here at when we speak of a commodity currency as opposed to a fiat currency we are referring to precious metals that are the basis from which value is derived. In this episode Ted Sudol and Paul Mladjenovic discuss the currency crisis, its causes, effects and what you need to do to protect yourself. Make you click on the link at the end of the video to get your free precious metals buying guide and free newsletter.

Debt Collapse

In the third part of our 4 part series on collapse we discuss debt collapse. Debt collapse is probably the most common type of collapse and in this video Ted Sudol and Paul Mladjenovic discuss some of the causes and results of debt collapse. Those who are aware of the potential pitfalls like debt collapse can prepare for the future. Be sure to watch all of the videos in this series on collapse. Part one is an introduction to collapse and talks about the different types. In part two we talk about economic collapse. This is part three on debt collapse. The next part, part four, will be on currency collapse. Make sure you enter your name and email address in the boxes to the left of this video to get our free Precious Metals Buying Guide and free newsletter. Or just click on the link at the end of the video.

Economic Collapse

Economic Collapse - What is it? What are the common causes? What do you need to know to protect yourself? In this second part in our series on collapse Ted Sudol and Paul Mladjenovic discuss Economic collapse at Make sure you click on the link at the end of the video or in the description and enter your email address to get our free precious metals buying guide and free newsletter.

3 Types of Collapse – How You Can Prepare

In this first video in a four part series Ted Sudol and Paul Mladjenovic discuss the different types of collapse and how you should prepare. Those who are aware of what is coming and are prepared will weather the coming storm and emerge in better shape than those who are not prepared and remain unaware. There are several different types of potential collapse. In this introduction we talk about the different types and the potential effects. More importantly we begin to discuss what you, as a precious metals investor, can do to prepare.

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Mike Maloney Gold at $5,000 Still Absurdly Low

Mike Maloney, author of Rich Dad's Advisors: Guide to Investing In Gold and Silver: Everything You Need to Know to Profit from Precious Metals Now talks about the prospects for precious metals investing.

He feels we are in a stock market bubble, currency bubble, debt bubble, real estate bubble and he feels by the end of the decade we will have a global change in the monetary system. In our debt based currency system every dollar is backed by the power to tax and at the US levels of debt it is the need to tax you in the future and to the day you die.

There is no time in history when paper currency has been so overvalued and gold has been so undervalued.

The unfolding dollar implosion will bring with it an increasingly frequent crises while at the same time our officials will be telling everyone things are fine. If you are asleep, as many will be, many will wake up with the price of gold doubling overnight.

Derivatives are a time bomb waiting to happen and if there is a derivative meltdown we could see confiscation of retirement accounts as we have seen in Poland and Venezuela or confiscation of bank accounts like in Cyprus.

China has become the world's largest producer of gold and none of their production is leaving the country the China central bank buys it all and even imports more.

When people in the middle class become desperate in this coming world financial convulsion it has often lead to the rise of despots like Hitler and Mussolini in the past because they tell people who were not prepared that they can show them the way out.

Rich Dad's Advisors: Guide to Investing In Gold and Silver: Everything You Need to Know to Profit from Precious Metals Now