All posts in " Cashless Society "

Will Store Gift Cards Become Cash?

By admin / December 23, 2019

QUESTION: Marty: In reading your blog about No Small Amount is Too Small, is it safe to say that the future of gift cards will be non-existent? Or will gift cards be the run-around? NO ANSWER: There seems to be a loophole right now with the gift cards. When I tried to buy an American […]


The Hunt for Money – No Amount is Too Small

By admin / December 10, 2019

COMMENT: You may already know this but in case you don’t: this is a prime example of the ‘war on cash’.: Yesterday I walked into my sisters bank (Santander) in the local town in England, a quite affluent town not somewhere deprived. I handed over and politely asked to deposit a mere £200 (that’s two […]


UBS to Begin Charging Fees to Withdraw Cash

By admin / May 31, 2019

UBS will charge a 2 franc fee for withdrawing cash at the bank counter beginning in July, be it a withdrawal in CHF from a UBS private account or from a UBS current account. Thus, UBS stands (at least for now) pretty much alone. A survey of various institutions revealed that hardly any banks charge […]


The Risks of a Cashless Society

By admin / March 22, 2019

QUESTION: Hi Mr Armstrong, Thank you for continuous education. I hope to get your view on cashless societies. There are worries that nations will move to cashless transactions in the near future. Do you think this will actually happen? My guess is it will be a failure and there will be “black” markets where transactions in […]


Canada sells off its Gold Reserves to the Retail Market

By admin / March 13, 2019

Canada has been selling off most of its remaining gold reserves to the general public. They have been selling gold coins and reaping better prices than dumping 400-ounce bars to bankers. The figures from the Bank of Canada and Finance Department show that the country held 77 ounces at the end of February. They sold over […]


Eliminating Currency = Communism

By admin / January 26, 2017

Columbia University Economist Joseph Stiglitz says that the United States should phase out currency and move towards a digital economy. All of these people advocating such policies are ignorant of the real world and advocate total government control. Stiglitz told the World Economic Forum that there are “benefits that outweigh the cost.” He hailed India for […]


Government Requiring ID For Anyone Buying at Sotheby’s

By admin / January 22, 2017

As of January 1, 2017, you can no longer buy anything at Sotheby’s without proving who you are. I have bought many things from Sotheby’s over the past 30 years. Since January 1, all sales now require a photo ID even if you are paying by check or bank wire. In other words, they want to know […]


Monetary Devaluations & Cancellations

By admin / January 10, 2017

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; What Modi has done here in India is far worse than what the press reports. I read your piece that this is part of a larger plan discussed at the G20 meetings. Is there any historical precedent for such actions that would provide some guidance for the future? R ANSWER: Since ancient times, […]


India is the Guinea Pig for Electronic Money

By admin / January 4, 2017

QUESTION: Dear Marty, What could be the true intentions of Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi in India cancelling the currency overnight. I have been suspecting some foul in his demonetisation move but cannot correctly understand why he did it? Counterfeit currency, Black money, prevent terrorism all his publicised motives have been shown false. If this move […]

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