Been too busy during this shorter work-week? Before you dive headfirst into the long weekend, check out our biggest news headlines from the last seven days:
Bicoin price tops $500 as China fears subside: It had been rumoured for a couple of weeks that People’s Bank of China had issued a deadline for all banks in the country to cut-off bitcoin exchanges. The 15th April deadline came and went and it was business as usual, at least for BTC China. The price of bitcoin rose back up past $500 mid-week following this news.
From: JYE Financial
As a business owner, attracting and maintaining a steady client base can be amongst the most daunting tasks, often failing those that cannot keep up with the rigors of an ever-evolving consumer landscape. That said, there is such a thing as client saturation. In any industry, turnover, or the constant motion of transactional business, is a critical ingredient of success. Even the Federal Reserve has a stated goal for turnover ; it's no secret that central bankers view a certain amount of inflation as desirable for economic growth. And if the bankers are clamoring over turnover, there's no reason why any business owner should ignore this metric. You have to run with your winners and cut your losers.
A loser in this context is easy to spot. They are the ones that have a million
From: Neo Money
From: SHTF Plan
Editor’s Note: Pay attention fellow Americans. If it were up to Harry Reid or others like him anyone who disagrees with their actions, assembles for a redress of grievances or stands their ground in the face of tyranny would be a domestic terrorist and subject to laws like the NDAA and Patriot Act, both of which allow for not only indefinite detention without charge or trial, but outright execution by way of gun or drone. We are living in a very dangerous time in what was once the land of the free.
(Pictured: Senator Harry Reid (D-NV). If you supported the Bundy’s in Bunkerville, whether in person or by thought or words, this man would flag you as a “domestic terrorist)
Senator Harry Reid has escalated the war of words over the Cliven Bundy dispute, sensationally labeling the Nevada cattle rancher’s supporters “domestic terrorists” during an event in Las Vegas today.
During a ‘Hashtags & Headlines’ event at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Reid referred to Bundy supporters as “Nothing more than domestic terrorists,” adding, “I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.”
Reid was referring to the stand off on
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From: SRSrocco ReportThere is an insidious Dark Side to the silver mining industry that goes unnoticed by the majority of investors and analysts. Actually, I haven’t come across one miniyng analyst who puts out comprehensive data on this very subject for the silver mining industry. According to my figures for 2013, the top primary silver miners suffered […]
Adam Draper is the founder and CEO of Boost VC, a California-based startup accelerator that focuses on bitcoin related companies.
Draper sat down with CoinDesk last week at Inside Bitcoins NYC to discuss the evolution of Boost VC, his interests in bitcoin, and his role in the digital currency industry.
There is continued uncertainty for bitcoin exchanges in China tonight as some large-volume exchanges reported verbal closure notices from banking partners today.
Exchanges OKCoin and Huobi said they had bank accounts closed as of Friday afternoon China time, posting the news on their respective sites.
China has still not ‘banned bitcoin’, despite certain rumors. The implied restrictions refer only to the way bitcoin exchange accounts are funded by their users, and there is no word that withdrawals from exchanges or any other bitcoin transactions are affected.
From: Zero Hedge
Moments ago, in a show of continued solidarity with the people of (West) Ukraine, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the latest batch of "non-lethal" aid to Ukraine. Among the items that would be shipped are:
- Sleeping mats;
- Water purification systems;
- Medial supplies; and of course
What, no healthcare plans? Also, one wonders: is the procurement price billed to US taxpayers for every helmet shipped to Ukraine above $5,000 or above $10,000?
Hagel added that while US actions are "provocative" and "heighten tensions", the US supply of equipment to non-NATO member Ukraine is not meant to "provoke or threaten Russia" and will review providing Ukraine with more support, also saying that the US is offering "planners" to help NATO update plans. The same NATO which as we reported yesterday, is preparing to expand its air and water presence around Russia... also obviously in a way that is not meant to threaten provoke Russia.
And while the US is providing helmets and sleeping bags, Canada, which has a substantial Ukraine population, is also jumping in, this time by providing 6 F-18 Hornet fighter jets to the NATO "reassurance mission" in Poland:
BREAKING:Canada to contribute 6 CF 18s to NATO reassurance
From: Bitcoin Foundation
At just five years old, from lone hackers to entire governments, Bitcoin continues to turn heads around the world. From mainstream Overstock.com becoming the world’s largest online retailer to accept Bitcoin and surpass US$1,000,000 in sales within three months, the significant price volatility and to the release of Bitcoin Core 0.9.0 and 0.9.1, we are officially experiencing growing pains.
In the midst of all the excitement and noise, experienced, reliable investors and entrepreneurs are busy building the infrastructure for the long-term sustainability of this digital ecosystem. This last quarter alone, Circle received an additional $17 million in funding, Coinplug released their first bitcoin mobile apps in Korea, and popular digital wallets Coinbase and Blockchain surpassed 1 million and 1.5 million consumer wallets respectively.
At the other end of the spectrum, foundation board members and staff were present at over forty conferences worldwide in industries ranging from investors, technologists, lawmakers and regulators, to financial technology professionals throughout the U.S. and in countries such as Italy, Singapore, and Spain, educating and promoting Bitcoin adoption to an audience of over 100,000 strong.
It’s well known that one out of ten traditional businesses fail — in this nascent and highly skilled and regulated economy, we
9:49a ET Thursday, April 17, 2014
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
The explosive rise in debt and the destruction of savings are government policies destroying the world economy, GoldMoney research director Alasdair Macleod writes today. As a result, he writes, the next financial crisis could be worse than 2008's. Macleod's commentary is headlined "Economic Outlook Darkens" and it's posted at GoldMoney's Internet site here:
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
Jim Sinclair to hold gold market seminar in Toronto on April 26
Mining entrepreneur and gold advocate Jim Sinclair's next gold market seminar will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Pearson Hotel & Conference Centre at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, 240 Belfield Road, Toronto. For details on tickets, please visit Sinclair's Internet site, JSMineSet.com, here:
Join GATA here:
Porter Stansberry Natural Resources Conference
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St., Dallas, Texas
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Committee for Monetary Research and Education
Spring Dinner Meeting
Union League Club, New York City
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Canadian Investor Conference 2014
From: CNN MoneyThese are some of the most interesting new models and concept vehicles.
April 17, 2014
"If farmers aren't rich yet, they will be." -Legendary Investor Jim Rogers
- Private businesses
- Publicly listed companies (stocks)
- Rental real estate
- Specialized dividend paying savings accounts
- Precious Metals
- Collectibles (Guns, Fine Art, Rare Items)
- Private lending
Of this list, farmland is one of the safest assets in the world. Land that produces something 7 billion humans consume...
Like residential real estate is, it easy to understand how you make money, of course with farmland the only bad tenants are weeds, bugs, and maybe a few ground squirrels.
Investing in Farmland
There are a few ways to invest in farmland that are pretty direct.
1. Become a physical farmer