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Claudio Grass

Claudio Grass is a passionate advocate of free-market thinking and libertarian philosophy. Following the teachings of the Austrian School of Economics he is convinced that sound money and human freedom are inextricably linked to each other. He is one of the founders of GoldAndLiberty.com.

Articles by Claudio Grass

Gold Bull Market Remains Intact – Long Term Fundamentals Outweigh Short Term Market Gyrations

November 22, 2016
Gold Bull Market Remains Intact – Long Term Fundamentals Outweigh Short Term Market Gyrations

A Strong First Half of the Year, Followed by Another Retreat
In early 2016 gold had a big bull run. The precious metal rose close to 25% this year, pushed higher in a summer rally that peaked on July 10th. Gold experienced a bumpy ride over the remainder of the summer though, as investors became increasingly concerned about a potential rate hike by the Federal Reserve. Uncertainty returned to gold market and has intensified further since then.
 
Initially, gold rallied sharply in 2016, but then retreated again in the second half as concerns over Fed rate hikes and the impact of Mr. Trump’s election victory have pushed bond yields and the US dollar up in the short term.
 

 Trusting the Establishment a Bit Too Much?
Investors cannot be blamed for their skittishness, considering the

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Love him or Hate him: Trump is the Revolution Against the Establishment

October 26, 2016

  The U.S. Elections: The Latest Crack in the System The 2016 U.S. presidential elections are unprecedented: I don’t believe we have ever witnessed before a campaign year so toxic, so dangerously divisive and full of ad hominem attacks. Both camps have vilified the opposition and their followers, creating a schism in society. There has …

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Is It Safe To Travel To Europe?

October 13, 2016

  Lurid Media Coverage In recent months, more and more of our clients and friends from overseas are asking us whether it is safe to travel to Europe. These fears are understandable, given the media coverage of the tragic events that occurred this year. The press painted a sinister and truly graphic picture of Europe …

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The Undemocratic Nature of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

September 27, 2016

  Mounting Resistance Thousands of people recently demonstrated in Brussels against free trade deals negotiated by the EU. This happened just days before a meeting of EU trade ministers in Bratislava last Friday, which was considered the last push to salvage the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the United States. …

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Crimea: Digging For The Truth

September 16, 2016

  Renewed Escalation This summer witnessed a renewed escalation between Russia and Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of sending saboteurs to attack Russian troops, targeting “critical infrastructure”. Kiev denied the allegations and claimed Russia’s “fantasy” was nothing but a false pretense to launch a “new invasion”.   August 10: Russian president Putin …

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Loose Monetary Policy and Social Inequality

August 29, 2016

  The Rationale for Interventionism It has been almost eight years since former U.S. President George W. Bush warned the world that “without immediate action by Congress, America could slip into a financial panic and a distressing scenario would unfold.”   September 2008: a solemn-faced “rescue party” of bureaucrats and politicians (from left to right: …

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The Fabian Society and the Gradual Rise of Statist Socialism

August 10, 2016

  The “Third Way”   “Stealth, intrigue, subversion, and the deception of never calling socialism by its right name” – George Bernard Shaw   An emblem of the Fabian Society: a wolf in sheep’s clothing   The Brexit referendum has revealed the existence of a deep polarization in British politics. Apart from the public faces …

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Investing in Gold in 2016: Global Paradigm Shifts in Politics and Markets

August 5, 2016

  Crumbling Stability In the past few months, we have witnessed a series of defining events in modern political history, with Britain’s vote to exit the EU, (several) terror attacks in France and Germany, as well as the recent attempted military coup in Europe’s backyard, Turkey.   Global stability continues to be undermined   Uncertainty …

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End of an Era: The Rise and Fall of the Petrodollar System

July 18, 2016

  The Transition   “The chaos that one day will ensue from our 35-year experiment with worldwide fiat money will require a return to money of real value. We will know that day is approaching when oil-producing countries demand gold, or its equivalent, for their oil rather than dollars or euros. The sooner the better.” …

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Toward Freedom: Will The UK Write History?

June 21, 2016

  Mutating Promises  We are less than one week away from the EU referendum, the moment when the British people will be called upon to make a historic decision – will they vote to “Brexit” or to “Bremain”? Both camps have been going at each other with fierce campaigns to tilt the vote in their …

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Claudio Grass Talks to Godfrey Bloom

June 15, 2016

  Introductory Remarks – About Godfrey Bloom [ed note by PT: Readers may recall our previous presentation of “Godfrey Bloom the Anti-Politician”, which inter alia contains a selection of videos of speeches he gave in the European parliament. Both erudite and entertaining, Mr. Bloom constantly kept the etatistes of the EU on their toes.]   …

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Switzerland About to Vote on “Free Lunch” for Everyone

May 24, 2016

  Will the Swiss Guarantee CHF 75,000 for Every Family? In early June the Swiss will be called upon to make a historic decision. Switzerland is the first country worldwide to put the idea of an Unconditional Basic Income to a vote and the outcome of this referendum will set a strong precedent and establish …

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Cultural Marxism and the Birth of Modern Thought-Crime

April 18, 2016

  What the Establishment Wants, the Establishment Gets If a person has no philosophical thoughts, certain questions will never cross his mind. As a young man, there were many issues and ideas that never concerned me as they do today. There is one question, however, which has intrigued me for the longest time, and it …

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Gold – The Best Defense Strategy

April 8, 2016

  The War on Cash is on! If you are used to making visits to your bank to make your credit card payments, you may find this no longer an option in the future. Some banks are no longer accepting (or limiting their acceptance) of cash deposits. The war on cash forges on. Paper money, …

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The People Against the Establishment

March 15, 2016

  The Swiss are Resisting EU Domination in the Name of Liberty and Self-Determination Last Wednesday, the Swiss National Council voted to withdraw the country’s dormant application to join the European Union (EU). A clear majority of Swiss voters are not interested in joining the EU. And no democratically sanctioned application was ever submitted. However, …

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Thomas DiLorenzo on the Economy, the War on Cash, Political Correctness and the Election

March 1, 2016

  Claudio Grass Interviews Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo Claudio Grass, Managing Director at Global Gold Switzerland, talks to libertarian Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo, an American economist and representative of the Austrian School of Economics, well known for his fierce libertarian approach in criticizing government intervention. This exclusive interview covers central bank monetary policies, Keynesian Economics, the economic …

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Radical Decentralization Ensures Sovereignty of the People

February 24, 2016

  Switzerland’s Exceptional Legacy in Direct Democracy Our readers probably realize by now what a proud Swiss fellow I am, and how I take every possible opportunity to argue that Switzerland represents a role model for achieving radical decentralization and respect for civil liberties. When municipalities, cities or smaller states are in competition with each …

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The World is Red

February 19, 2016

  With a Gloomy Start to 2016, a Bust Seems just Around the Corner Markets have corrected substantially since the beginning of the year as most of the gains of the past two years have been erased. According to Bloomberg, 40 out of the largest 63 markets have dropped over 20%. The image below shows the …

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Liberland

January 6, 2016

  Global Gold Talks to Vít Jedlička, the President of Liberland Vít Jedlička is a Czech politician, publicist and activist. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Economics, Prague in 2009 and his Master’s degree from CEVRO Institut in 2014. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Free Citizens Party, where …

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Six Signs That 2016 Will Be Much Worse Than 2015

December 22, 2015

  A Turbulent Year In the course of 2015 we have witnessed several events that had, and will have, negative repercussions on individual freedom. Orwellian totalitarianism is increasingly creeping into our everyday lives. How much more intrusive will the violations of our liberties become and for how long will the establishment get away with this? …

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Professor Fekete About Gold And The Debt Society

December 21, 2015

  Claudio Grass interviews Professor Antal E. Fekete GLOBAL GOLD: “Prof. Fekete, it is a pleasure to have this opportunity to talk to you. You are a fierce critic of the current monetary system and a strong proponent of the gold standard, particularly the variety that combines with the Real Bills Doctrine (RBD) of Adam …

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Switzerland Asserts its National Identity in Right-Wing Election Victory

December 10, 2015

  Concerns over Immigration Motivated Voters – Relations with the EU may come under Severe Strain On October 18th, the Swiss went to the polls to cast their votes in the country’s parliamentary elections. The right-wing triumphed as the Swiss Peoples’ Party or SVP won 29.4% of the vote. The papers described it as “the …

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