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December 9, 2015

As of January 1, 2016, Switzerland is handing over the names of everyone who has anything stored in its Swiss freeport customs warehouses. For decades, people have stored precious metals and art in Swiss custom ports — tax-free — as long as … →

The Hunt for Loose Change

December 9, 2015

I returned from Berlin dressed casually in jeans for the overnight flight. I was so busy with meetings I hadn’t the time to even buy a t-shirt. When I collected my luggage, I was pulled by customs. They didn’t care … →

Cuba Embargo Falls 51.6 Years on Schedule

December 9, 2015

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, Both Rubio and Cruz are anti-Cuba even though they are Cuban heritage. What is your opinion on Cuba? ANSWER: President Raul Castro has become a pro-business advocate. He is now allowing Cuban residents to buy and sell their … →

Market Talk – December 8, 2015

December 8, 2015

China’s trade surplus did not live up to expectations, and as a result, we saw weaker prices across all major Asian indices. Shanghai and HSI were both down around 1.5% whilst the Nikkei lost only 1%. The Nikkei did attempt to … →

Commodities Depend on the Currency

December 8, 2015

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, you said the decline in commodity prices will not reduce production but can actually accelerate output. How can this be? It does not make sense. ANSWER: Your perspective is too narrowly focused and solely dollar based. Because … →

Russia Sent T-90 Tanks to Syria

December 8, 2015

Russia has sent its most sophisticated tanks to the front line in Syria. The T-90 tanks are swaddled in explosive armor, causing most weapons used against them to detonate on impact. The rebels have been able to eliminate Syrian tanks with … →

Socrates Investor Level for the General Non-Trader Public

December 8, 2015

The Investor level of Socrates is live by invitation only. Invitations can be requested at This is ONLY the Investor level for the average person without reversals and arrays, which will be provided in the Trader level beginning January … →

Market Talk – December 7, 2015

December 8, 2015

Asia saw a mixed session with prices marginally lower, but not too much to write home about. It was not until Europe opened that we started to see a pick-up in volatility that provided dealers with something to talk about. … →

The French to Surrender ALL Rights?

December 7, 2015

The French newspaper LeMonde has reported from leaked documents just how much the Hollande government wants to repeal the Constitution. Under this state of emergency, Hollande wants to allow “searches of vehicles and luggage without the consent of individuals…identity checks…without the need … →

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