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Tax-Saving Tips: Maximizing Wealth with Non-Operating Foundations with KC Chohan

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and KC Chohan discussed wealth generation and tax strategies, focusing on the use of private non-operating family foundations to pass on wealth generationally and minimize taxes. Chohan explained the different types of nonprofits and how high net worth individuals can retain control of their donated funds while still benefiting from tax deductions. He also highlighted the flexibility and advantages of using foundations to invest in assets and real estate, as well as the tax benefits they offer, including property tax exemptions and lower capital gains tax rates. The conversation provided valuable information for high net worth individuals seeking to optimize their financial strategies.

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$80 Silver Around the Corner with Chris Vermeulen

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and Chris Vermeulen delve into key financial topics including the stock market, gold and silver markets, crude oil market, U.S. dollar index, and inflation. Vermeulen shares his expertise on the late stages of the stock market, stressing the importance of staying invested and following trends until a clear reversal appears. He predicts a short-term downside for gold at a certain level but foresees a future cleansing event similar to the 2008 crash. Despite this, Vermeulen is optimistic about a multi-year uptrend in gold and silver, forecasting silver to rise to $34-37 in the next one to two months. The conversation also explores the transformative potential of a new digital currency in the coming years and the significant changes it could bring to the financial system and global economy. They discuss the economic implications of political decisions, such as tariffs on Chinese goods, on inflation rates. Vermeulen expresses concerns over the necessity of a market reset to curb inflation and its potential impact on businesses and consumers. Overall, this meeting provides a thorough analysis of market trends and emphasizes the need to closely monitor these developments in the months ahead.

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Economic Shifts: Inflation, Stagflation, Cryptos and Part Time Jobs with Eddy Gifford

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and Eddy Gifford discussed various topics related to investment portfolios and the economy. They expressed concerns about the impact of inflation on consumer expenses and economic growth, as well as the shift towards part-time employment and the potential for stagflation. The conversation also touched on the surge in cryptocurrencies and the importance of diversification beyond traditional stocks and bonds, including non-correlated assets such as precious metals and managed future strategies. Both emphasized the need for true diversification and risk management in investment portfolios, with Gifford likening diversification to an insurance policy. The meeting concluded with Gifford offering his contact information to help people meet their financial goals.

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The Future of the Luxury Retail Sector with Carl Gould

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and Carl Gould discussed the transformation of the retail industry, focusing on the challenges faced by traditional department stores such as Neiman Marcus. They explored the impact of branding and the potential for smaller, more interactive stores to thrive in the evolving retail landscape. The conversation also touched on the impact of inflation and consolidation on the sector, as well as the integration of AI technology. They discussed the potential for AI to revolutionize personal shopping and concierge services, and speculated on the use of iconic voices such as Marilyn Monroe and Burt Reynolds in AI interactions. The conversation highlighted the rapid changes occurring in the industry and the absence of centralized management, reflecting the essence of capitalism.

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Precious Metals as a Financial Hedge with Dunagun Kaiser

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and Dunagun Kaiser discussed the current economic challenges, focusing on the impact of broken supply chains and the potential stress on companies and banks due to the necessity of refinancing business loans at higher interest rates. They expressed concern about the lack of preparedness among retirees who rely on traditional financial assets and emphasized the importance of precious metals as a hedge. The speakers also discussed the devaluation of the dollar and the potential role of cryptocurrencies in the future financial landscape, highlighting the need for financial resilience and a shift in mindset to prepare for potential economic uncertainties. Both speakers stressed the importance of understanding the evolving financial environment and reevaluating financial strategies.

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The Emperor Has No Cortex with John Rubino

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

In this interview, Kerry and John Rubino discuss a range of topics, including the current political landscape, potential VP candidates for Trump, the impact of rising gold prices on mining companies, Tesla’s recent performance, the stock market’s sustained growth and potential risks, the influence of media on critical thinking and political division, and personal anecdotes. They analyze and speculate on each topic, providing valuable insights and perspectives. The speakers delve into the potential impact of Biden’s mental state on the political landscape, as well as the media’s portrayal of it. They also explore potential VP candidates for Trump, weighing the strengths and weaknesses of individuals like Gavin Newsom, Vivek Ramaswamy, J.D. Vance, Byron Donalds, Ben Carson, and Tulsi Gabbard.

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From Likes to Leads: The Impact of Paid Ads On Social Media Platforms with Alex Thoric

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and Alex Thoric discussed digital marketing strategies and platforms, focusing on the use of paid ads on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to target specific audiences. They also talked about the growing importance of TikTok and its impact on driving traffic to other platforms like Instagram and YouTube. The conversation included insights into successful campaigns on Facebook and Instagram, with Alex sharing a case study of a gym’s campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting ended with information on how to connect with Alex and access his services.

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When Will the Time Be Right to Invest in Gold? with Gary Wagner

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and Gary Wagner discussed various topics, including the current state of the gold and silver markets, the potential influence of Federal Reserve policy, and the impact of AI on content creation. They analyzed the performance of precious metals, considering market trends and the pandemic’s impact on the economy. They explored the potential implications of future rate cuts by the Fed, highlighting the challenges posed by the growing national debt and the need for effective government spending measures. The discussion also delved into the impact of interest rates on gold and silver investments, with Wagner advocating for a long-term allocation to precious metals and selective equity investments. Finally, they discussed the transformative impact of AI on content creation processes and the potential for AI to revolutionize the industry.

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China, Russia, and the Golden Currency Debate with Yvonne Blaszczyk

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

Kerry and Yvonne Blaszczyk discuss the potential future of gold as a currency, highlighting the need for a coordinated effort among countries and the impact of central bank buying on the trend. They also emphasize the fragility of the current financial system and advocate for gold as a means of wealth preservation due to geopolitical chaos and trading alliances. The conversation touches upon the potential implications for countries like China and Russia, and the challenges associated with transitioning to gold-backed currencies in the global economy. They stress the importance of understanding the system’s fragility and the dangers of following the herd, drawing parallels to the Titanic and emphasizing the need for strategic planning in the face of potential economic collapse.

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Dolly Varden Hits Bonanza Grade Silver at Moose/Chance Veins

from Kerry Lutz's Financial Survival Network

In this sponsor update, Dolly Varden Silver’s (🇺🇸DOLLF — 🇨🇦DV) CEO, Shawn Khunkhun, shared an exciting update on the company’s recent drill results and the future potential at various silver deposits. Highlighting impressive silver strikes at the Moose and Chance veins (977 g/t Ag over 5.00 meters and 3,670 g/t Ag over 0.79 meters) he compared the adjoining deposits to a “string of pearls.” Khunkhun conveyed his confidence in the possibility of discovering multiple 50 million ounce silver deposits. He pointed to the company’s financial strength and its ability to expand the drill program as needed.

Khunkhun also discussed the recent rise in industry merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, driven by renewed interest from mid-tier and major silver/gold producers, who are extremely anxious about their dwindling reserves. He expects M&A activity to intensify, signifying potential growth and consolidation in the market and further opportunities for DVS.

The conversation delved into the potential catalysts and risks impacting the commodities/precious metals markets, such as central banks’ shift away from the US dollar, economic slowdowns, and currency wars. One under appreciated factor is the company’s implementation of directional drilling at the Wolf deposit, which could significantly enhance exploration efficiency and results. Khunkhun expressed optimism about forthcoming drilling results, the majority of which have yet to be released.

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Audio Analysis is 100% Clear: Trump & Crowd Were Shot at by Two Separate People

There’s zero doubt. Two separate weapons were fired toward Trump and the Crowd. One fired 3 rounds, the other(s?) 6 or 7 depending on how many sniper rounds were fired at Crooks. This indicates a conspiracy to assassinate Trump.

by Dr. Chris Martenson
Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity

The narrative of Crooks being a “lone gunman” is 100% provably false. Which means any deflection to investigating ‘security lapses’ is evidence of a cover-up

The evidence I present today comes from analyzing and then comparing the audio files from two separate video recordings, one taken right in front of Trump and the other from just to the side of the American Glass building that Crooks was spotted on.

As a reminder, audio forensic experts have already concluded that the audio signatures from three weapons could be resolved from whichever audio recording(s) they analyzed.

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The Man Behind Trump’s VP Pick: It’s Worse Than You Think

While J.D. Vance has his own controversies, his close connection to billionaire Peter Thiel, who is poised to have unprecedented influence in a new Trump administration, should deeply unsettle every American who cares about freedom, privacy and reigning in the surveillance state.

by Whitney Webb
Unlimited Hangout

After the recent revelation that Donald Trump had selected J.D. Vance as his Vice President, public attention not only turned toward Vance, but also to the billionaire Peter Thiel. Vance has been one of several prominent Thiel protégés whose profile has risen in recent years, with other protégés of the PayPal co-founder including OpenAI’s Sam Altman and Anduril’s Palmer Luckey.

Recent reports have also noted that Thiel first recruited Vance into his circle while Vance was still a student at Yale Law School. Shortly thereafter, Vance joined Thiel’s investment firm Mithril Capital, where he worked for two years before joining Revolution Ventures. Vance played a major role in Revolution’s “Rise of the Rest” seed fund whose major investors included Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and the Walton family of WalMart, who boast long-standing deep ties to the Clinton family. Vance later launched his own venture capital firm Narya Capital in 2020, which was heavily funded by Thiel as well as former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

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A Congressman and a Doctor Reported a Woman Being Shot at Trump Rally: She’s Vanished From Official Reports

by Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade

Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA) was present at the Trump rally in Butler, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13, and gave an interview to Bob Costa of CBS News on the same evening that the shootings occurred. Costa quoted Kelly as telling him: “I believe a lady who was next to me was hit; other people were hit.”

In a far more detailed interview, Dr. Joseph Meyn, an OB-GYN who was present at the rally, spoke to Dasha Burns of NBC News, telling her the following: “I was attending the rally, I was in the set of bleachers to the very far left of the podium where Donald Trump, President Trump, was speaking. I was there with friends. I heard several gun shots. The man beside me suffered a gunshot wound to the head; was instantly killed; fell to the bottom of the bleachers. Another woman looked like she got hit in the forearm or hand….”

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The Foreign Investors Who Bought the Recklessly Ballooning U.S. Debt: July Update

by Wolf Richter
Wolf Street

Who is still buying the US debt is an increasingly important question. Here are the foreign investors.

The recklessly ballooning US national debt is now just a hair away from ticking over $35 trillion. It has ballooned by $2.33 trillion in 12 months, even as the US economy was growing at a fairly strong pace. We don’t even want to know by how much it will balloon during the next recession when tax receipts plunge and expenditures explode.

The question on our worry-list is how long foreign investors will continue to support this recklessly ballooning US Treasury debt. So far, there has been solid demand as documented by the relatively low yields on longer-term debt, with the 10-year yield at 4.2%, while the Fed’s short-term rates are between 5.25% and 5.5%. A lack of demand would cause the yield to jump until enough investors find it appealing and buy it.

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Backing Off the Highs

by Alasdair MacLeod
Gold Money

This week saw profit-taking in gold and silver, no doubt encouraged by bullion banks whose short positions doubtless became extremely uncomfortable.

[…] After a strong start to the week, profit-taking set in, driving gold $60 below its Wednesday intraday high, and silver $2.50 below its high point on the previous Thursday. In early morning European trading gold was $2418, up $7 net from last Friday, while silver was down $1.50 on the same timescale at $29.30.

Gold, rather than silver, had become rapidly overbought, doubtless due to speculators joining the game late. This is reflected in Open Interest on Comex:

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Slowly, Then All at Once

by James Howard Kunstler

“Biden has been jabbed at least four times. This is his third covid diagnosis. The shots are working great.” — Jeff Childers, Coffee & Covid

There was a lot of talk about divine intervention at the Republican Convention this week. The country has witnessed a rush of seemingly providential events since the fateful night of June 27th when, to universal horror, “Joe Biden” was unmasked as The Phantom of the White House. The attempt on Donald Trump’s life Saturday, with its intimations of blob involvement, was only the latest of countless trips, hoaxes, capers, and ops that smacked of demonic inspiration laid on the public, so you can’t blame them for feeling that “God is among us now.”

A huge piece of this dynamic has been the Right’s amazing impotence in the eight-year-long march of insults to the republic — especially the failure to find relief for any of that in the courts of law, until last month when the SCOTUS finally kneecapped Democratic Party lawfare operations. A paramount example of that impotence was being unable to find one jurisdiction willing to adjudicate election fraud in 2020 on the merit of the arguments.

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CBDC Currency: Creating Shortages with Full Shelves

by Paul F. Cwik

Of all the areas that economics students need to master, counterfactual reasoning is near the top of the list. Counterfactual reasoning is outlining and comparing the differences and similarities between two alternatives. While everyone uses counterfactual reasoning, such as choosing what to have for lunch, economists look at deeper and more remote consequences. A typical example that students are asked to examine is the effects of price controls — what happens when a price ceiling is imposed below the equilibrium price versus what happens in a free market? The most obvious answer is that shortages develop. People quickly buy as many items as possible while suppliers hesitate to restock.

Shortages are politically unpopular. A cause of permanent shortages is the price ceiling. Price ceilings are often imposed on markets because something even more unpopular is occurring — rapid price inflation. As prices jump up, people want to blame someone for their misfortune. Easy scapegoats are the shopkeepers who are asking for ever-higher prices. Politicians looking to score some quick political points advocate for price ceilings as the solution.

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Gold at All Time High, Silver at $30. Now What?

by David Russell

Gold hit a new all-time high against the dollar this week, buoyed on by speculation surrounding Fed rates and the increasing likelihood of a Trump win. Let’s be honest, it was always going to be an interesting week given it began with the attempted assassination of a presidential candidate.

Interestingly gold was down in overnight trading in the aftermath of the shooting but then in a delayed, yet bullish, reaction to the news gold rallied somewhat on Monday due to the raised political uncertainty and resulting safe haven demand.

Amongst all this gold-hype silver remains above $30. Earlier this week we released another interesting conversation with the Silver Guru himself, David Morgan, this time with a focus on the silver miners.

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England Burning: Violent Riots Break Out in Multicultural Area of Leeds

by Kurt Zindulka

Riots broke out in a multicultural area of the English city of Leeds on Thursday evening, with hundreds of residents setting fires, throwing stones, and clashing with police.

Horrific images poured out from the heavily Pakistani Harehills area in east Leeds, with a double-decker bus being burnt to a crisp, a police car overturned, and widespread chaos.

The incident reportedly broke out after four children were removed from their families by social services, which apparently enraged the local population, The Telegraph reports.

The West Yorkshire Police said per the Manchester Evening News: “Officers attended and found an ongoing disturbance which involved some agency workers and some children. More people started to attend the location and a decision was made to remove the agency workers and the children to a safe place.

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Republicans Don’t Even Pretend to Want to Cut Government Anymore

This week left no doubt that the GOP’s current leadership wants the government to do more, spend more, and meddle more.

by Eric Boehm

Presidential nominee Donald Trump delivered the longest acceptance speech in recent history on Thursday night at the Republican National Convention (RNC).

But nowhere in that 90-minute address did Trump find time to call for eliminating or abolishing a single, specific government program. He talked about raising tariffs and cutting taxes, aired grievances and attacked immigrants, but gave no thought to shrinking the size or scope of government. If Trump wanted to convince libertarians to vote for him—something he has explicitly tried to do during this campaign—then Thursday night’s speech was probably not the best way to go about it.

In fairness, convention speeches by presidential nominees are not often the venue for long and detailed discussions of cutting government. Nights like Thursday are always more about what the government can do for you, not what you could do without the government.

Continue Reading at Reason.com…

A Victory for Honest Elections

by Dennis Lund
American Thinker

In 2000, as Democrats were attempting to steal the Presidential election in Florida, an article written by Jon Dougherty and David Kupelian titled “How Democrats Steal Elections” shed light on the tactics used.

What unfolded in Broward County was not new, but a replay of well-honed methodology.

The authors interviewed Bob Haueter, chief of staff to the California Assembly Republican Caucus, as well as Republicans such as former California Assemblyman Pat Nolan.

Open disclosure: Nolan was convicted in a federal corruption probe and upon release has worked with Chuck Colson — another fallen-but-reformed public figure — to reform the criminal justice system.

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Just Like Joe Biden, the U.S. Economy is Sick Once Again

by Michael Snyder
The Economic Collapse Blog

When you look at Joe Biden, you are also getting a visual picture of what is happening to our economy as a whole. Both have been getting artificially propped up for a long time, both are now sick once again, and both are starting to decline very rapidly at this point. There is lots of speculation that Joe Biden is not going to be able to make it much longer, and of course the exact same thing could be said about the U.S. economy. Sadly, the truth is that the clock won’t stop ticking and time is not on the side of either one of them.

On Wednesday, we learned that Joe Biden has once again tested positive for COVID…

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U.S. Government ‘Saddled’ with COVID Vaccine Injury ‘Mess’ – While Vaccine Makers Avoid Liability

As early as January 2022, NIH researchers were aware of at least 850 peer-reviewed case reports and/or research articles about COVID-19 vaccine reactions, according to emails obtained by Children’s Health Defense.

by Michael Nevradakis, Ph.D.
Children’s Health Defense

As early as January 2022, National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers were aware of at least 850 peer-reviewed case reports and/or research articles about COVID-19 vaccine reactions, according to emails obtained by Children’s Health Defense (CHD).

In one email (name and agency redacted), NIH researchers were told the federal government was “saddled” with the “mess” of dealing with those injured by the COVID-19 vaccines, due to the liability shield enjoyed by vaccine manufacturers.

The emails, part of a 309-page batch of documents released to CHD on June 21, originated from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) request to NIH researchers for input on a report highlighting several injuries common among people who received the vaccines.

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The Official Narrative of Trump’s Near Assassination is Being Formed

by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

The official narrative for Trump’s near assassination that is forming seems to be Secret Service incompetence. The security voids are being attributed to an inexperienced Secret Service team, to a lack of communication between local police and Secret Service, and to the Secret Service director’s statement that the slope of the roof made it too dangerous to have Secret Service agents on the roof. But not too dangerous for the shooter. And without regard to the danger to which Trump was left exposed.

So, if there is an investigation, it will be about whether “diversity, equity, and inclusion” harmed competence, and not about whether the deep state intended Trump’s assassination.

The security lapses are so large that they naturally lead to what are called “conspiracy theories.” Without honest and intelligent investigative reporters supported by news organizations, the general public cannot tell when information is a conspiracy theory and when the charge that it is a conspiracy theory is used to suppress factual information that doesn’t fit the official narrative.

Continue Reading at PaulCraigRoberts.org…

Look at Who is Dumping U.S. Dollars and Treasuries

from King World News

Look at who is dumping US dollars and treasuries, plus some other surprises.

Large Foreign Holders Dumping US Treasuries

July 19 (King World News) – Peter Boockvar: Maybe we’re on the cusp of a global (outside of Japan) rate tweaking cycle instead of a rate cutting cycle? Post the ECB meeting where right after it ended and when all the leaks from the meeting flow out, Bloomberg News reported that “ECB policymakers are increasingly wondering if they may only be able to cut interest rates once more this year, according to people familiar with the matter. With inflation pressures still lingering, officials are becoming less confident that a path for two further reductions is realistic, and don’t want investors to assume that a move in September is a done deal, said the people, who declined to be identified because deliberations are private.”

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