Price of Gold Could Rise to $5000, says President of the EPC

Gold is the preferred choice of investment by people to secure their wealth when global and domestic crises threaten to hit finances. Gold prices are recovering despite the ongoing problems in the Mideast, Europe’s credit crisis and the American budget issues. Gold futures are currently trading below $1,700 an ounce, after reaching their peak at a little above $1,900 in June 2011. Goldman Sachs has warned of the increasing downside risks to gold, while decreasing its 12-month price prediction by 7.2% to $1,800 an ounce. Goldman Sachs was quoted saying that the price of gold is close to an … [Read more...]

US Government Resorting to Emergency Borrowing to Meet Obligations

The US government which is currently facing a deep financial crisis is likely to find it difficult to meet its various obligations after February 14, according to a report released by a Washington based think tank. The Bipartisan Policy Group or BPC has mentioned that the US government  has already reached its borrowing limit on the New Year’s Eve and is currently funding its operations through extraordinary measures. The US treasury has been tapping the $200 billion emergency fund to ensure uninterrupted operations of departments or schemes fully funded by it. The report prepared by … [Read more...]

Bad News For The UK taxpayer

There is indeed some bad news for the UK taxpayer. It appears that the entire amount of £66 billion, which was accumulated from taxpayer money in a bid to revive the sagging fortunes of RBS and Lloyds, could have been lost forever! This is what a report generated by a committee comprising of imminent members of the UK parliament claims. Margaret Hodge, the chairperson of the committee, has issued an official statement in which she warns that the pounds invested for the revival of Lloyds and the Royal Bank of Scotland may be irrecoverable. The same was declared in a report concerning the sale … [Read more...]

Housing Market and Consumer Confidence

The Case –Shiller index shows that property values on homes are continuing to decrease. Since 2003 homes have hit the lowest value we have seen in 20 major cities and there are a lot of homes in the process of foreclosing which will hit the market soon. It may take years before we come out of this housing crisis. Along with the foreclosure problem, we are also facing an increase in unemployment. Currently unemployment is at 8.3%. It is a lot harder to take out a loan due to stricter guidelines creating a decrease in the amount of homes being purchased.  These issues are causing … [Read more...]

Will The Federal Government Face the Same Cash Crisis as California?

A recent letter from State Controller John Chiang stated that lawmakers in California were stunned when they came to find out recently that tax collections were not moving at the same rate as existing budget amounts, which could possibly cause the state to go broke sometime in the near future. Chiang said, “state receipts were $2.6 billion lower than forecast through December 31st, while expenditures were the same amount or higher.” This is pushing many Californians to seek out the best place to buy silver coins, out of fear for their assets. It brings back memories of the 2009 … [Read more...]

The Economy is Prone to Accidents

An article from the International Monetary Fund recently said that Europe is facing a financial crisis that has started a “dangerous new stage” and has the possibility of paralyzing global economic growth even with the best of circumstances. Things are only looking worse for Europe with warnings of more instability in the near future causing a breakdown in lending, investment and production that would bring forth a brutal recession in Europe, in contrast of what the IMF is expecting which is a mild recession. According to the current World Economic Outlook released by the … [Read more...]