Getting Your Gold Out Of Dodge

By: Jeff Berwick | Thu, Apr 12, 2012
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If there has been a more dangerous time for your wealth in human history we are unaware of it. There have been individual or even entire nations of people who have been wiped out in the past but never before has there been such risk to assets across the entire globe.

In the past, a few savvy Zimbabweans have converted their Zimbabwe dollars into US dollars to sidestep the complete annihilation of their currency and savings. Or residents of the Weimar Republic were able to salvage their wealth and savings by stepping across the border and converting their marks into francs.

But what happens when the US dollar, the world's reserve currency, and with it all fiat currencies collapse? It's not an if, it's a when. Anyone who has done even a modicum of research into the financial state of affairs of the western nation states knows that it is not only inevitable but imminent. And those who have studied the history of currencies, specifically fiat currencies, knows that they all eventually reach their intrinsic value and rarely ever last more than forty years - an anniversary that passed on August 15, 2011 which marked forty years since the Nixon shock when the US Government was bankrupted by the Vietnam war and the gold backing was taken away from the dollar.

Even the Maestro Knows

"In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation" - Alan Greenspan

Only a relative few people have figured this out and have moved a significant portion of their savings and wealth into precious metals to avoid this confiscation for the last decade.

The proof of the effectiveness of gold versus fiat currencies in this final stage of currency collapse is in the proverbial pudding:

It's a neck and neck horse race to the bottom for pieces of paper with pictures painted on them and forced upon people to be used as money. No real money needs legal tender laws to make people use it.

The Death of Financial Privacy

But, here is why it is the most dangerous time in human history for the preservation of wealth.

In the past you could flee to other jurisdictions when the local currency was in collapse. But now there is no where to run. And to make matters worse almost every western nation state is colluding with the other states to limit your ability to escape.

US citizens have it the worst of anyone. The US Government has been closing as many doors as possible. It has been years since a US citizen has been accepted in any other country as a stock brokerage client as the SEC has used the threat of their black helicopters to ensure that no one dare accept those with a US passport as a client. And now, with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA passed in 2010 and some of its legislation coming into effect this year, it all but ensures that soon no bank anywhere in the world will accept US citizens as clients... it's just too risky as even not reporting one client, even if it is by accident, gives the US Government the "right" to seize a large part of that banks business.

As well, most western nation states have begun information sharing agreements to track each others tax slaves across borders. As we've stated her before, financial privacy is dead.

Now, with almost every western nation state and their socialist systems beyond bankrupt and desperately reaching with its outstretched claws to take more of their citizens assets to keep the system alive a little longer there is almost no where to hide.

The US and almost every country on Earth is preparing for this and already checks everyone leaving almost every country to divulge whether they are taking more than $10,000 with them. The US has even put cash sniffing dogs at many of their international airports and accosts you as you walk to the plane to make sure you do not leave with more than a pittance of money. The next step will be to disallow you to take that money from the country altogether.

At that point many western countries will have no problem pushing through legislation to confiscate gold or at least tax it at some obscene level. No one except "rich people" - the 1% - own gold as far as the public is concerned and the fascist media always likes to portray those who own precious metals as terrorists laundering money or deposed dictators fleeing from their countries. You don't think the public won't cheer when gold is taxed at 90% of its value or confiscated?

Getting Your Gold Out of Dodge

So, even if you were smart enough to see this all coming and to divert a significant portion of your funds into precious metals you still could wind up losing everything.

That is why this is the most dangerous time in human history for your wealth. Doug Casey recently stated:

"Generally, one simply must internationalize one's assets. The biggest danger investors face, by far, is not market risk - huge as that will be - but political risk. The only way to insulate yourself from such risk is to diversify yourself politically and geographically."

And herein lies the good news: International capital controls have yet to be put in place. So, you still have time to arrange your affairs to geopolitically diversify your assets to guard against the risk of any one country confiscating this last vestige of monetary wealth. How much time you have to do so is anyones guess... but time is definitely running short.

But your government trained and registered financial advisor isn't likely to tell you about protecting yourself through the purchase of precious metals. And he most certainly won't have the knowledge to advise you on how to internationalize your precious metals.

That is why we have spent the last nine months putting together a complete compendium on internationalizing your precious metals called "Getting Your Gold Out Of Dodge". It has research and details on every facet of internationalizing your gold from listing gold vendors, storage options and transporters on every continent except Antarctica and even has dozens of anecdotes from TDV subscribers pertaining to entering and exiting numerous countries with your precious metals.

If you have the knowledge and do it right it can be as simple as a mouse click or an international flight. If you do it wrong you can end up in jail in any number of countries as has happened to numerous people we interviewed.

We believe the fiat currency collapse will be fraught with risks but it will also offer once-in-a-millennia opportunities for those who manage to keep their wealth in tact through the transition. Hotels could be purchased in the Weimar Republic (Germany) during their hyperinflation for one or two gold coins... the key will be having your gold and silver in a usable form and not having it confiscated until then.


We are pleased to provide "Getting Your Gold Out Of Dodge" to offer everyone the chance to not only survive but thrive through the years ahead. Your government won't tell you how to do it... and your financial advisor won't either. It's up to you to do your own research and be one of the few with a store of wealth in which to rebuild the world's economy post-fiat currency. One of the best strategies for doing that is to own precious metals AND to keep them out of the reach of the western nation states as they and their manmade currencies become history.

"Getting Your Gold Out of Dodge" is available here. It is free to TDV and TDV Golden Trader subscribers or for a one-time price of $44.95 USD. It may be the best use of your fiat Federal Reserve Notes you've ever spent.



Jeff Berwick

Author: Jeff Berwick

Jeff Berwick
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The Dollar Vigilante

Jeff Berwick

Anarcho-Capitalist. Libertarian. Freedom fighter against mankind's two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast. Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world's freedom, investment and gold conferences as well as regularly in the media including CNBC, CNN and Fox Business.

Jeff's background in the financial markets dates back to his founding of Canada's largest financial website,, in 1994. In the late '90s the company expanded worldwide into 8 different countries and had 250 employees and a market capitalization of $240 million USD at the peak of the "tech bubble". To this day more than a million investors use for investment information every month.

Jeff was the CEO from 1994 until 2002 when he sold the company and still continued on as a director afterwards until 2007. Afterwards, Berwick went forth to live on and travel the world by sailboat but after one year of sailing his boat sank in a storm off the coast of El Salvador. After being saved clinging to his surfboard with nothing but a pair of surfing shorts left of all his material possessions he decided to "live nowhere" and travel the world as spontaneously as possible with one overarching goal: See and understand the world with his own eyes, not through the lens of the media.

He went on to visit nearly 100 countries over four years and did and saw things that no education could ever teach. He met and spoke with a plethora of amazing people, from self-made billionaires to some of the brightest minds in finance - as well as entrepreneurs from a broad range of backgrounds and locations from tech companies in southern China to resource developers in Mongolia, Thailand, Russia and Chile. He also read everything he could find on how the world really works... politically and financially. A pursuit he continues to this day.

He expatriated, long ago from his country of birth, Canada, and considers himself a citizen of the world. He has lived in numerous locales since including Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Bangkok and currently lives in Acapulco, Mexico and is building a home in Cafayate, Argentina. In essence, everything he writes about here for TDV he has done or is doing.

As well, during his travels, both real and virtual (through the internet), he met some amazing people who have a similar shared vision of what is currently going on in the world and enticed them to come aboard TDV and provide their own brand of analysis.

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