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Gold Yields At Least 8% Per Year: Who Can Beat That?
Published by Philippe Herlin | Jun 24, 2021 | Articles 11539

We note an average gold's performance of +8.17% per year, then +8.69% per year over the last twenty years. No liquid asset has performed this well over such a long period. It is reported that an investment offering an annual return of +7.18% can double its capital in ten years. Therefore, gold investors have, on average, doubled their investment every ten years for half a century!

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Inflation Is Not Coming Back, It Has Been There For Twenty Years!
Published by Philippe Herlin | May 27, 2021 | Articles 14125

Money printing causes prices to rise, that's how it is, and the central banks' printing presses have been active since the beginning of the 2000s (interest rates fell following the crash of Internet stocks in 2000 and then the attacks of September 11, 2001). It was reinforced with the subprime crisis of 2008, before reaching delirious levels since the Covid pandemic and the lockdowns.

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Goodbye Economic Growth, Now It's Over
Published by Philippe Herlin | Mar 18, 2021 | Articles 26899

The European Central Bank's printing press is the only thing left to provide glitter, cheap illusions, stock market and real estate bubbles that will turn heads but will only last a short time. An ECB that will also hold at arm's length a banking sector burdened with bad debts... Our economy is definitely confined.

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The Invisible but Very Real Tax of the Money Printing Press
Published by Philippe Herlin | Dec 23, 2020 | Articles 37463

Gold, for its part, has an unrivalled track record in this category, it is simply number one. This is the best way to "flee" from money without going to an asset in a bubble situation, and thus risking collapse. It remains by far the best way to preserve the purchasing power of capital in the long term, and to escape the "invisible tax" that weighs on all savers.

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Gold Is The Ancient Currency, The Currency Of Trust
Published by Philippe Herlin | Oct 1, 2020 | Articles 26234

The main factor is the distrust of currencies; central banks are running their money printing presses at full speed, whereas with the recession due to the coronavirus, the production of real goods is falling. In this case, what is money worth? What are the major currencies, the dollar, the euro, the yen, the yuan, worth? Investors refer to gold, the ancient currency, the currency of trust, which nobody can print.

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Inflation Risk: Awareness is Growing
Published by Philippe Herlin | Sep 16, 2020 | Articles 34214

The ECB is substituting for the market. It's simpler that way, no need to convince investors, you print money and it's done. In this scenario, we are de facto witnessing the merger of the Treasury and the Central Bank: the financing of the government's deficit is directly connected to the printing press, money creation is in free flow.

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What If the Debt Doesn't Matter? Is This Realistic?
Published by Philippe Herlin | Aug 24, 2020 | Articles 51563

I mean, what if the debt wasn't serious? What if the explosion of its amount all over the world since the coronavirus crisis had no harmful consequences? What if we could even get rid of some of it without incurring any damage? This is the little tune we hear from those who want more and more public spending, who believe that only public spending can get us out of the rut, that we have to keep printing money.

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