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Surprise! Guess which currency has stronger fundamentals— the dollar or… ruble?
by Simon Black
December 16, 2014
Castries, Saint Lucia
Last night, the Russian central bank announced a shock decision to hike up its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17%, effective immediately. Incredible.
On Monday alone the ruble declined more than 9% against the dollar, and almost 50% in 2014. It looks like a massacre.
If you listen to conventional financial news, they’ll all tell you that you’d have to be insane to own anything in Russia right now—stocks, bonds, currency, etc.
They’ll tell you that the ruble is in freefall, and that the dollar is the place to be.
But if you have been a reader of this column for any length of time, you know that I am a very data-driven person.
So… just for kicks, I decided to dive into the numbers and make an objective comparison between the US dollar and the Russian ruble.
The results might surprise you.
First of all, I start off with the premise that ALL paper currencies are fundamentally flawed.
Our global monetary system is absurd—the idea of letting unelected central bankers conjure as much money as they want to out of thin air is simply insane.
But it is true that some fiat currencies have better fundamentals than others. And if you want to understand the health of a currency, it’s imperative to look at the ISSUER of that currency, i.e. the central bank.
As with any bank, one of the most important metrics in determining a central bank’s financial health is its level of solvency.
Specifically we look at the bank’s capital (i.e. net assets) as a percentage of its total balance sheet.
The US Federal Reserve only has a basic capital ratio of 1.26%. Talk about razor thin. (This is down from 4.5% just a few years ago)
That means if the value of the Fed’s assets declines by only 1.26%, the issuer of the world’s dominant reserve currency becomes insolvent.
Now, what happens to the liabilities of an insolvent entity? They decrease in value. Just like how Greek bonds (the liabilities of the Greek government) collapsed a few years ago.
What are the Fed’s liabilities? Open your wallet. Those green pieces of paper aren’t ‘dollars’. Just look. They have “Federal Reserve Note” (i.e. debt) printed on them.
So the Fed’s pitiful financial condition directly affects the value of the dollar over the long-term.
On the other hand, the Russian central bank’s ratio is 12.5%—literally almost TEN TIMES GREATER than the Fed.
Capital cushion is crucial because when the unsuspected happens, this is what can help keep you afloat.
Think about it: you might be able to keep going without savings, perhaps even accumulating debt, but only until something happens out of the blue.
Until your car breaks down, or you need to go to the hospital, for example. Then all of a sudden, your lack of capital can become a serious issue.
Another important metric is gold. As I mentioned, since all fiat currencies are fundamentally flawed, it’s important to see the amount of REAL ASSETS that a central bank holds in reserve.
To make an apples-to-apples comparison, we look at a central bank’s GOLD reserves as a percentage of the money supply, i.e. how much gold backs the money supply.
In Russia, it’s 6.2%. And rising. Last year it was 5.5%, and the central bank is continuing to heavily stockpile more.
How much gold backs the dollar?
Precisely zero point zero percent. Zilch. Nada.
The Fed doesn’t own gold. It loudly proclaims this on its own website: “The Federal Reserve does not own gold.”
It holds ‘certificates’ which are redeemable for US dollars. But there’s not a single ounce of gold backing the US dollar.
So… with no gold and pitifully razor thin solvency levels, it really wouldn’t take much of a shock to topple the dollar.
By comparison, the ruble is much better capitalized and actually has something backing it.
Now, I’m not necessarily advocating to buy the ruble, but hard, publicly available numbers clearly demonstrate the discrepancy between “sentiment” and objective data.
And at a time when the ruble and the whole Russian economy have been beaten down so much that Apple alone is now worth more than the whole Russian stock market, Russian assets certainly make for an interesting speculation.
The bottom line, however, is--if you wouldn’t own the ruble, then what are you doing holding 100% of your assets in the dollar?
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SEVEN MORE STATES JOIN SUIT AGAINST OBAMA’S AMNESTY BRINGING TOTAL TO
December 12, 2014 by Conn Carroll
Seven states joined Texas’s lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive amnesty plan this week, brining the total number of states on the suit to 24. “More than 20 states hav
Seven states joined Texas’s lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive amnesty plan this week, brining the total number of states on the suit to 24.
“More than 20 states have joined our challenge against the president’s unilateral executive action to bypass Congress and rewrite immigration laws,” Texas Attorney General and governor-elect Greg Abbott said in a release. “The president’s proposed executive decree violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law, circumvents the will of the American people and is an affront to the families and individuals who follow our laws to legally immigrate to the United States.”
The list of states now suing Obama over his unilateral amnesty now includes: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Plaintiffs received a huge boost to their cause Monday when the same judge who once called Obama’s immigration policy a “criminal conspiracy” was assigned to hear the case. And last week, Abbott filed a motion for a preliminary injunction which could stop the amnesty before legal documents are scheduled to be handed out this June.
The Con-Con: Solution or Pandora’s Box
by: Ileana Johnson
December 10, 2014
The Article V Convention Forum: Solution or Pandora's Box was organized by a coalition of conservative groups and met on December 8, 2014, in Falls Church, Virginia. The moderator and one of the organizers, Sevil Kalayci, discussed the necessity of such a meeting since most of the conservatives who oppose an "Article V Convention" have been shut out of the debate by other conservatives with the exception of Danville, Henrico, and Fair Lakes Tea Parties. "The Convention of states has divided the conservative movement," she said. Kalayci asked, "How do you enforce the Constitution? How do you enforce the amendments?"
The speakers, who argued against state legislatures asking Congress to call for a convention to amend the Constitution, included:
He enumerated that the conservative groups interested in this "con-con" are the Convention of States, Compact for America, Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force, Middle Resolution, and other individuals interested in addressing what is wrong with America.
Shaw mentioned many groups and individuals on the left equally interested in amending or potentially replacing the existing Constitution such as "Code Pink, Alliance for Democracy, Wolf Pack, Center for Media and Democracy, Independent Progressive Politics Network, Vermont Single Payer, Sierra Club, MoveOn.org, occupy groups," and some billionaires.
Are there flaws in the Constitution? Why do we need to amend it in order to rein in an out-of-control government? What "magic language would an amendment adopt," wondered Mitchell Shaw, in order to force Congress to abide by the Constitution that they are already ignoring? In his opinion, there are no flaws in the Constitution. Congress is ignoring it and American citizens allow it because they are too ignorant of their own Constitution. An amendment is not the solution, Shaw said, the solution is the creation of an informed electorate that understands the power of the state legislators to rein in the federal government. Unfortunately states compromise because they have become dependent on federal money to pay their bills.
Robert Broadus, a Navy veteran and the host of the east coast anti-federalist radio show, presented the anti-federalist viewpoint of an article V convention of the states.
Richard D. Fry explained that our current legislators no longer fear the people and God. They are no longer serving the interests of the American people; they are serving their own interests. We as citizens are not doing our job of holding them accountable. "This article V convention has been promoted for 50 years, starting with the Ford Foundation." Fry concentrated his speech on the idea of sovereignty of a state with inherent power to regulate itself internally. "The states themselves are sovereign."
Dr. Edwin Vieira, a Constitutional scholar, summed up the Constitution convention in three words, "imprudence, incoherence, and irrelevance." He made the most important point of the evening that any kind of amendment, agenda, proposal, or draft are irrelevant in light of the looming national debt which is impossible to repay or manage currently or in the near future.
"We are on a Titanic right now," $18 trillion in national debt. If we add unfunded liabilities, we are at over $200 trillion." That is the biggest threat to our national security. "And the solution is hyperinflation, followed by depression, or hyperinflation with depression." He continued that the debt is unpayable and must be written off through currency depreciation. "We already have currency wars around the world in reference to the dollar being the reserve currency. This is the run up to WWI again. WWI was ultimately caused by trade rivalries between Germany and England. This war is going to be caused by monetary rivalries."
Dr. Vieira believes that the Constitutional convention will not happen before "these monetary and geostrategic events come to fruition." "The Ship is going to come down first," he said, referring to the irreparably damaged ship of state.
When the monetary system and the banking system collapse, prices will go into freefall, there will be social effects, civil disobedience, a breakdown of society, and other unpredictable events caused by a devastated economy.
Preserving the original Constitution is most important. How long would an amendment take to pass if that is the only intent? Quoting Oswald Spangler and his "Decline of the West," Dr. Vieira said that the "Untergang" (fall, downfall, doom) of the West will occur first. "The amendment might pass after the Carpathia shows up," he concluded.
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