Weekly Touchpoint: Cyberattacks & Gold Investment
Posted By | October 10, 2018
Gold investment (and silver) could offer protection.
There has been a lot of talk lately about what the actual trigger will be that sends the economy, including the equities markets, spiraling downward into the abyss of another massive financial crisis. Higher interest rates? Trade war? Unmanageable global debt? How about a coordinated cyberattack engineered by rogue criminals or even rogue nations? Have you explored gold investment (or silver) as a potential protection for your savings?
- A Marketplace article ponders whether a cyberattack might cause the next financial crisis. Cyber threats to banks are happening way more often. JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon told Marketplace it’s those threats that are keeping him up at night. Against this backdrop, there’s talk a systemic cyberattack launched by well-organized criminals, or even rogue states such as North Korea, could trigger a massive financial crisis.
- Civil forfeiture has ruined the lives of countless innocent Americans, and yet it continues relatively unabated according to a recent Forbes article. Civil libertarians are celebrating a recent legal victory in Philadelphia that ended a notorious asset seizure regime there. However, Americans’ private property, including their bank accounts, remains at risk of being snatched by the government with the mere suspicion of connection to a crime.
- A Michigan State University report confirms something you’ve probably suspected for a while: The current political divide between Republicans and Democrats is the worst in history. As the report author Professor Zachary Neal puts it, “Today, we’ve hit the ceiling on polarization. At these levels, it will be difficult to make any progress on social or economic policies.” Is your portfolio ready for an America characterized by perpetual civil unrest? Learn more over at ZeroHedge.
- Could cryptocurrency play a role in the downfall of the American economy? You may be aware of a devoted effort on the part of China and Russia to blunt U.S. economic might around the world by destroying the dollar. Now some countries, including rogue nations such as North Korea and Iran, are turning to cryptocurrency to establish an international trading system that circumvents use of the dollar entirely. To learn more about this latest threat to the greenback, read Augusta’s latest blog article.
It’s sometimes difficult to conceive just how volatile the economic, geopolitical and domestic social landscapes have become. This is not your grandfather’s America. The growing array of threats to stability both within and outside of America, including the possibility of cyberattack, could put your long-term financial security at risk as never before. To learn more about protecting your hard-earned savings (including your retirement accounts) with reliable, physical stores of value you get with gold (and silver) investment, call Augusta Precious Metals at 855-242-4121 or visit Augustapreciousmetals.com.
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