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Cash is King in a deflation — but there are dangers

Risk 1: Capital controls Restrictions on bank withdrawals (no ATM withdrawals, no bill payments, etc) Restrictions on money market fund redemptions Greater restrictions on retirement fund liquidations Fixing an official exchange rate and criminalizing market rate transactions Banning the conversion … Continue reading

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Have Cash by Nicole Foss July 3, 2010

Since we at The Automatic Earth generally tell people to hold cash or cash equivalents, it makes sense to expand on that a little, and to point out some of the location-specific risks of doing so. Eventually you should get … Continue reading

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The need for trust

Beyond the Trust Horizon  Oct 1, 2010  Nicole Foss   theautomatic earth Relationships of trust are the glue that holds societies together. Trust takes a long time to establish, and much less time to destroy, hence societies where trust is wide-spread, … Continue reading

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Money versus Credit or Hyperinflation versus Hyperexpansion

I’ve put in several articles by Nicole here on these topics. Resurgence of Risk – A Primer on the Develop(ed) Credit Crunch The Inverted Pyramid – Money versus Credit (or Hyperinflation versus Hyperexpansion) Money and credit are not the same … Continue reading

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Coping with Deflation

2008 Yesterday we talked about why we are facing deflation and today I wanted to review and explain the suggestions we have made previously for dealing with a deflationary scenario. In short, this is the list we have run periodically … Continue reading

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