Gold is a leading indicator of monetary distress
by Darryl Robert Schoon, 24hGold.com:
No matter what confidence game is being run, confidence is the necessary pre-requisite. This is why confidence indicators are so closely monitored by central bankers. If consumers and businesses lack confidence, they will not partake of the central banker’s credit; a necessary step in the indebting of otherwise willing victims.
The credit trap is at the core of the bankers’ ponzi-scheme of credit and debt; and although today’s markets are awash with liquidity, bankers are increasingly loath to lend and customers are increasingly reluctant to borrow.
Central bankers are well aware of the precarious health of their illicit franchise. Credit and debt-based economies must constantly expand to pay constantly compounding debts; but now, instead of expanding, economies around the world are slowing and contracting.