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Every once in a while I switch the TV channel from Fox to CNBC to see what the liberals are saying.  After listening awhile I get a deep sense of hopelessness and foreboding for our country.  The most important thing for the left is giving money to people.  They are happy to see the growth of food stamps, disability payments, housing subsidies, free healthcare and all the other welfare benefits.  They utterly fail to see the damage it is doing to the recipients.  Whole cities that once flourished have deteriorated into rotting eyesores populated with shambling hulks of chemically dependent drones.  These people are no longer employable.  They have become incompetent and helpless and the liberals can’t see that it’s their doing.

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A recent article in the USA TODAY raised the issue of whether or not gold has peaked out. I won’t decide gold has peaked out until the fundamentals change. The fundamental has always been government spending and printing a lot of money as gold responds to “monetary inflation,” which eventually becomes “price inflation.”

Wall Street is concerned that price inflation is peaking out and we are going through a deflationary period. True enough! But that has nothing to do with monetary inflation, which is continuing unabated.

Also, consider the fact that unlike the fellow who wrote the article for USA TODAY, gold is not just driven by fear but by rational concern over the monetary inflation and the fears government is creating. The real fear-mongers are government officials, not gold buyers.

Also remember that silver is a better buy than gold. From a strictly profit point of view, it will make the investors three dollars for every dollar they would make in gold, because gold is much more affordable for the average person. When the precious metals awareness hits the broad middle class, silver will be where their money will go.

One comment by Tom Muldowney, managing director of Savant Capital Management, was typical of Wall-Street Advisor thinking when he said, “Mostly, the advocates of hard currencies are either selling gold or they're pushing a political agenda. They spend their time scaring people.” As a financial publisher, I make money on renewals when people decide if my advice has been profitable. I recommend gold and silver because the conditions are right to make a lot of money.

At the end of last year when we evaluated my A la Carte Investment Menu, we were up about 80% for the year. That should make a lot of people very happy. I do not want to scare people; I want to make them some money.